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Aussies Abroad: SKEGSS plot massive American tour as My Own Mess gets a physical US release

August 28, 2019

You would have seen them just announced as part of the Good Things lineup here in Australia for December, but just before they play those dates, they’ll be touring around America in support of their record My Own Mess – which is finally getting an official US release on vinyl on 6th September 2019. The […]

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Bob Moses extend their November visit with two special East Coast shows

August 26, 2019

GRAMMY Award nominated duo Bob Moses will be taking to the East Cost for two very special shows later in the year.  Already in the country as part of the huge Strawberry Fields line-up, the versatile duo will be making the most of their time here, appearing at The Metro in Sydney on November 28th […]

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These 17 Aussies acts are set to play Reeperbahn Festival in Germany next month

August 23, 2019

With Australia as the focus country for the renowned Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, next month, the event has revealed the 17 Aussie artists who will be making the trip over to showcase at the event. Taking place shortly after BIGSOUND, the event kicks off on Wednesday September 18th with “Doors Open”, a special event […]

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Six Australian music festivals you can’t miss this summer

August 19, 2019

This summer is looking like a scorcher with some extra-hot line-ups being released ahead of the festival season. Earlier this month, Lost Paradise dropped their bill filled to the brim with some incredible Australian talent including Rüfüs Du Sol, Hilltop Hoods, Mallrat and The Chats, joining a huge list of festivals, both new and established, […]

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Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s Press Club set to dominate the UK and Europe with another massive tour

August 14, 2019

With their new album Wasted Energy due out on Friday, Melbourne’s Press Club are hitting the road for their biggest ever tour of the UK and Europe. And the latest single from the anticipated record also just hit the airwaves – the fantastic “New Years Eve”. Wasted Energy is the follow up to the band’s […]

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Lollapalooza lands in Berlin next month with a wicked lineup – including these three Aussie acts!

August 14, 2019

The world-famous music festival Lollapalooza will be in German shores for the 5th year early next month, September 7th and 8th. While this year’s lineup is largely pop-leaning, you’ll find that the festival still offers little bites for everyone and Australia joins in on the fun, giving Germany a taste of Aus, with Byron Bay’s […]

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Post-BIGSOUND showcase event Music Matters Live officially returning to Singapore next month

August 14, 2019

The 14th annual Music Matters Live festival – which accompanies the All That Matters conference – is set to return to Singapore for the ninth time next month, and event organisers have revealed the first drips of information about the event – including its dates, location and the first five acts confirmed to perform at […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day Four: #AriPalooza takes over as Ariana Grande wins over Chiacgo

August 6, 2019

Throughout all four days of Lollapalooza, you could tell what the most anticipated show of the weekend was. No, it wasn’t Tenacious D’s or even Shaquille O’Neil’s DJ set… It was the Queen of Lollapalooza 2019, Ariana Grande. It is a very big deal to me that Grande was the Sunday night headliner. There are […]

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Grand opening of Sydney Coliseum Theatre: Keith Urban, Amy Shark, Tina Arena and more

August 4, 2019

Following the opening of food destination Eat Street, Rooty Hill’s immense West HQ development is getting ready to welcome the brand new Sydney Coliseum Theatre. The developers behind the precinct have pulled out all stops to stamp the new venue’s grand opening, rounding up an impressive program of live performances from the likes of Keith […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day Two: Tame Impala vs Childish Gambino and AJR owns the late night

August 3, 2019

Music festivals can put their attendees in tough spots. Lollapalooza is known for doing this every year. With over 100,000 fans in attendance, festival organizers have to devise plans to scatter the crowd and they do this by booking the biggest names of the festival against each other. Saturday brought two of the hardest decisions […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day One: The Strokes take on “techno monsters” and reign supreme

August 2, 2019

The 15th edition of Lollapalooza in Chicago kicked off with the greatest weather you could ever ask for. The annual festival which always takes place on the first weekend of August is usually met with scorching sun, torrid temps, and severe threats of dehydration. But this year by the grace of the weather gods it […]

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Spotify now has a dedicated Disney hub for classics, Marvel and Star Wars

July 22, 2019

Disney-loving streamers using Spotify have some pretty nostalgic listening sessions ahead of them, as Spotify launches a dedicated “Disney Hub”. Created in response to the increasing popularity of Disney tunes on the service, the new list of curated playlists within Spotify was launched just last week from a partnership between the two companies. Just this […]

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Chance the Rapper cancels headline set at Splendour in the Grass

July 20, 2019

Due to headline Splendour in the Grass on the festival’s final day, Chicago emcee Chance the Rapper has unfortunately been forced to cancel on his highly anticipated headlining set. Citing illness, the rapper hasn’t even been able to board the flight to Australia. News that will no doubt put a huge disappointment for fans who […]

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Mark Ronson playing 2 intimate shows – Sydney and Melbourne

July 3, 2019

Mark Ronson is bringing his latest album Late Night Feelings to our shores for two intimate shows. These Club Heartbreak shows will be in Sydney on Wednesday the 10th July, and Melbourne on Thursday the 11th July. Tickets are on sale now HERE These venues have limited capacity, so get in quick. All proceeds are going to […]

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Olympia shares first look at new album (Flamingo)

July 2, 2019

We have a sneaky exclusive trailer for Olympia’s sophomore album Flamingo, which is due out this Friday (5th July).  It’s obviously a very heartfelt record, and one which we are looking forward to. We caught Olympia supporting Anna Calvi recently, and were lucky enough to hear a few of the new songs. Olympia explains ““The […]

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Female musos launch Strawberry Jam, a new women focused industry night at Brisbane’s Blute’s Bar

July 1, 2019

Blute’s Bar has fast become one of the Valley’s places to be since opening late last year in the Brunswick Street Mall, and latest event series Strawberry Jam is just another great reason to plant yourself on those comfy leather sofas. The brainchild of The Artist Vendor‘s Melissa Donley, Strawberry Jam is a monthly invitation […]

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Father John Misty plays two new tracks in New York City with Jason Isbell

June 24, 2019

Last week, Father John Misty headlined the Celebrate Brooklyn stage in New York City, accompanied by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – who he’s on a co-headline tour with at the moment – and Jade Bird. It’s the 41st year that Celebrate Brooklyn has been held, with a mix of free and paid gigs […]

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SNL alumni reunite as The Lonely Island play their first ever headline show in New York City

June 22, 2019

“The Year was 2005,” said former Saturday Night Live (SNL) star and head writer (now host of Late Night) Seth Meyers, as he reflected on his friends – and former SNL co-writers and stars, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, aka The Lonely Island – arrival on the infamous show. At first, the rest was […]

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Track of the Day: Chalk “The Sometimes Always” (2019)

June 21, 2019

It’s been twenty four years since Brisbane rockers Chalk last showcased any new music, so now, with their first full length album on the way, we’re stoked to be naming “The Sometimes Always” as our Track of the Day! A celebrated fixture of the Brisbane live music scene in the 90s, Chalk released a string of […]

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Sloan Peterson, Lola Scott and Pearl the Girl coming to the Oxford Art Factory

June 18, 2019

We are excited to have the Exclusive announcement today that three very exciting women in Sydney’s music scene are coming to the Oxford Art Factory on August 10th. Sloan Peterson is the headliner of this all-girl affair. She has been working on a new album and has recently released the catchy track Here. Sloan recently […]

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Celebrated film composer Hans Zimmer to return to Australia

June 6, 2019

After a huge arena tour back in 2017, composer Hans Zimmer will return to our shores for three massive shows later this year. With stunning visuals, an expansive lightshow, and, of course, iconic movie music, Hans Zimmer Live will wow audiences in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne this coming October. “Performing a concert series likeHans Zimmer […]

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One Electric Day goes interstate for 2019, with John Farnham, Vanessa Amorosi, and The Black Sorrows heading up the bill

June 3, 2019

Now in its seventh year, One Electric Day is expanding its reach for 2019, with shows scheduled in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and beyond! Promoter Duane McDonald says: “There is always such a buzz around the Melbourne show. It sells out very quickly in Werribee, and every year we get requests from interstate on when we […]

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Aussies Abroad: WAAX plot massive “FU” North American tour for July

May 27, 2019

Brisbane legends WAAX are heading off on a massive North American tour this July, in support of their recent single “FU”. Their US and Canadian shows will come after their appearance at the Sounds Australia Summerstage event in Central Park alongside Hermitude, A.B. Original and more on June 22nd (read more about that HERE). And […]

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The Strokes kick off first tour dates in years with rare headline show in Toronto: Here’s what happened

May 21, 2019

Last night in Toronto, Canada, iconic New York group The Strokes officially kicked off their 2019 tour – their first since 2017. The headline show was a part of the band’s “global comeback” that also saw the group play a surprise, intimate warm up show in Los Angeles earlier this month. The gig, which kicked […]

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Brisbane bands to pay tribute to Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison with a suicide prevention fundraiser

May 8, 2019

This week marks one year since we were left reeling with the news that Scott Hutchison, front man of the acclaimed Scottish band Frightened Rabbit, took his own life.  In tribute to Scott and the songs of Frightened Rabbit, several local bands are coming together to perform at Tiny Changes BNE, a tribute concert at […]

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The Rapture just played their first official gig since 2012 – here’s everything that happened in NYC (inc. Setlist)

May 2, 2019

Ahead of The Rapture’s long awaited return to the stage for the Just Like Heaven festival in Long Beach, CA (details HERE), on Monday night they played an intimate hometown show in Brooklyn, New York – a one night only performance that served as their second time on stage together since 2012*, as well as […]

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Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival announces 2019 line-up.

April 12, 2019

Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival has fast become a favourite event for those of us who miss out on the chance to head to Splendour In the Grass. This year Five Four Entertainment, Secret Sounds and Triple J are once again bringing the cream of the SITG crop to the Adelaide Showgrounds for what will be […]

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Record Store Day: What’s on and where!

April 12, 2019

Everyone loves that vinyl sound and, since today is Record Store Day, there’s no better time to head down to your local independent record store, pick up a few bargains, and maybe even snap up some of those legendary limited editions! But there’s more than just great tunes on offer! Plenty of stores have loads […]

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SXSW Photo Wrap-Up: The Aussie BBQ returns to Australia House as Sounds Australia turns 10

March 20, 2019

Last Thursday, The Aussie BBQ returned to the Australia House at SXSW with a packed line-up of Australian talent. From Jarryd James to Oh Pep!, Bloods to Kirin J Callinan (pictured above), here’s a look at all the acts who performed as the organisation who present the annual event, Sounds Australia, celebrated their 10th Birthday. […]

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SXSW Wrap-Up: The AU Review and Hello Asia! team up for Official Showcase with San Mei, I Know Leopard, Geowulf and more

March 18, 2019

On Thursday night in Austin, Texas at Australia House, the very website you’re currently reading, alongside our sister publication Hello Asia! teamed up for our first ever official showcase at SXSW. Three acts from Australia were joined by two from Japan and one from Korea – the first acts from those regions to ever play […]

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