Archie Roach

Indigenous Literacy Day

Indigenous Literacy Day celebrations to go virtual for 2020

August 26, 2020

COVID-19 continues to disrupt events across Australia. With this disruption also comes opportunities. Events to mark Indigenous Literacy Day usually take place outside the Sydney Opera House. This year due to COVID-19, the event is going online and will be open, for the first time, to everyone Australia wide. The celebrations will be held live […]

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Thelma Plum, Miiesha and more to perform at 2020 National Indigenous Music Awards

July 28, 2020

The guest performers for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been announced today. The awards, which will be broadcast on across TV, Radio and online on August 8th, will feature performances from national treasure Archie Roach, Gamilaraay singer Thelma Plum, Pitjantjatjara and Torres Strait Island R&B star Miiesha and more.  The evening will also […]

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National Indigenous Music Awards

Miiesha and Baker Boy head up the finalists for National Indigenous Music Awards 2020

July 13, 2020

Today the nominations for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards were announced, with Miiesha and Baker Boy leading the way with three nominations apiece.  The awards, with their sizeable geographic and genre range, honour the best of First Nations musical talent. The twenty-four finalists are spread across seven categories and represent a diverse and rich […]

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Indie Book Awards

2020 Indie Book Award winners announced

March 23, 2020

With Covid-19 causing mass disruption to everyday lives, including the cancellation of the Leading Edge Books Conference, the winners of 2020 Indie Book Awards have been announced online. This is the first time the Indie book Awards have been announced online.  The big winner for 2020 was Favel Parrett, who takes home The Indie Awards […]

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Baker Boy, Kardajala Kirridarra, Jessica Mauboy amongst National Indigenous Music Award nominees

July 9, 2018

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed today, as well as the artists who are set to perform at the ceremony in Darwin on August 11th. Baker Boy (pictured), Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Kardajala Kirridarra are among the nominees, each having had absolute belters of 2018 thus far. Both Baker Boy and Kardajala Kirridarra are […]

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Perfume Genius, Art vs Science take to The Adelaide Festival’s Palais series in 2018

December 7, 2017

After enjoying huge successes this year, The Palais will be returning to the Adelaide Festival in 2018 with some acclaimed international and Australian musicians on hand to ensure that punters can have some unforgettable nights out on the Adelaide Riverbank. Building upon the calibre of artists set in 2017, the Palais’ live music line up for […]

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Archie Roach celebrating 20 years of Looking For Butter Boy in Melbourne this December

November 15, 2017

He’s one of Australia’s best loved performers and storytellers; Archie Roach‘s music is still as resonant now as it was when first released, which says something about the longevity within his creations. Celebrating 20 years since the release of his third album, the acclaimed Looking For Butter Boy, Archie will be bringing the album to the Corner […]

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The Age Music Victoria Awards open public voting as 2017 nominees are unveiled

October 13, 2017

The Age Music Victoria Awards are set to take place at 170 Russell in Melbourne on November 22nd as part of this year’s Melbourne Music Week, celebrating 12 years of recognising Victorian musicians and venues continuing to put their city on the map as a thriving artistic hub. Today, the nominees have been announced, with the […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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Collingwood to host the inaugural Peel Street Festival in November

September 27, 2017

Melbourne’s getting a new festival for locals to get amongst with Collingwood’s Peel Street set to host an eponymous event this November 11th. The inaugural Peel Street Festival is a free community event that will be playing host to an array of live music, food and more, with the likes of Archie Roach and Cash Savage and The Last […]

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The Age Music Victoria Awards announce their 2017 After Party for November

September 21, 2017

Melbourne music fans, take heed. Returning for its 12th year this November, the Age Music Victoria Awards are hitting 170 Russell for their lauded after party, sure to impress. I mean, with the likes of Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Gold Class and Cable Ties on board, it can’t fail. Co-presented by RRR 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the official after […]

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A.B. Original and Flume emerge as frontrunner nominees of the 2017 AIR Awards

May 31, 2017

The 2017 AIR Awards have been announced this morning, as the countdown to one of the key events on the Australian music calendar officially kicks off. For the first time, the awards themselves move from Melbourne to Adelaide, taking place at the historic Queen’s Theatre on July 27th. The nominees are wide ranging this year, with […]

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D.D Dumbo & Flume win big at APRA Awards in Sydney overnight

April 3, 2017

The 2017 APRA Music Awards hit Sydney’s  Convention Centre Grand Ballroom overnight to celebrate the songwriting achievements of some of our best artists and for D.D Dumbo and Flume in particular, the night proved to be extra special. With his acclaimed single “Satan”, D.D Dumbo was awarded the APRA Song of the Year gong. A choice cut from his 2016 […]

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10 highlights from another vibrant and diverse WOMADelaide weekend

March 17, 2017

The fast spinning wheel that has been Adelaide’s festival season is starting to slow, following the massive weekend that saw WOMADelaide collide with the Fringe and the Adelaide Festival for another year. Still, the Botanic Park remained a haven of dance, culture, art and music for thousands over the long weekend – a little home away […]

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The 25th anniversary of WOMADelaide proves that festivals of its kind are true musical sanctuaries

March 17, 2017

Oh, WOMAD. The World of Music and Dance is a hefty title to attribute to a festival but over the last 25 years, the institution has enjoyed huge amounts of acclaim and conjured many timeless memories. Festival goers make the trip every year to indulge in music discovery, learn more about different cultures and to feel a […]

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8 Things not to miss at the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival

February 8, 2017

With the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival kicking off in just a matter of days, we’ve run through the artsy smorgasbord that is this year’s program, and are bringing you our tips on what not to miss in the coming weeks. So these are 8 things we think you shouldn’t miss over the course of […]

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Flume and A.B. Original lead the APRA’s Song of The Year Top 20 list

January 19, 2017

APRA AMCOS have released their shortlist for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year, with 20 Aussie songwriters making it to the final round, as voted by APRA AMCOS songwriter and publisher members. Newcomers Amy Shark, Julia Jacklin, Tash Sultana and D.D Dumbo enter the shortlist for the first time, while A.B. Original and Flume lead the Top 20 charge with two nominated songs featuring […]

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Toni Childs, Caiti Baker, Montaigne & more join WOMADelaide 2017

January 18, 2017

The final festival announcement for WOMADelaide 2017 has been revealed today, with a whole slew of international and local talent now confirmed to appear in Adelaide’s Botanic Park from March 10th – 13th. Joining the already announced line up – which has included 30/70, Electric Fields, D.D Dumbo and L-Fresh The Lion – are the likes of Montaigne, Toni Childs, Caiti Baker, Kiasmos […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Album Review: A.B ORIGINAL – Reclaim Australia (2016 LP)

November 22, 2016

Back in September, I sat opposite Briggs and Trials in Brisbane as they told me about Reclaim Australia, the debut album by their collaborative project A.B Original, and how it stood to shake up not only the Australian music industry, but our social community as a whole. Generally, you learn to take such grandiose claims […]

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Peaches, Sheila E., King Gizz and more set for Meredith 2016!

August 11, 2016

Once again, the Meredith Music Festival has dropped a killer line up of artists that’ll have people rolling out to the ‘Sup in strong numbers this December! The 26th edition of the event now has its ticket ballot also open for everyone to get involved in via their website – you have until 10:26pm, August 16th to get […]

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Archie Roach announces Let Love Rule Melbourne and Sydney shows with Corey Theatre

August 5, 2016

This October, Melbourne and Sydney will be able to witness the live spectacle that is Archie Roach as he announces two very special shows. The shows will follow the release of his latest record, Let Love Rule, due out on 23rd September. From that LP, Archie Roach has just released a single titled “It’s Not […]

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Rodriguez returning to Australia this November and December, with special guest Archie Roach

July 5, 2016

The legendary Rodriguez is returning to Australia at the end of the year for an extensive tour that will be bringing the guitarist and songwriter to venues in every major capital city! The ‘Downtown Bob Dylan’ who was thrown back into the spotlight and reached a whole new demographic of fans with the success of the Searching […]

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The 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay lines up The “Original” Blues Brothers Band, Don McLean and more in latest announcement

December 3, 2015

The 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay has gotten bigger… again! Held over Easter (Thursday 24th March – Monday 28th March 2016), the festival has released another lineup chock full of artists that give precedence to its name: they are here to help represent the Blues! Added to the line-up is The “Original” Blues Brothers Band, Don […]

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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: December 4th – December 6th

December 3, 2015

As we gear up for the festival season, we first take a look at the weekend ahead, where some rad artists are going to be making their way to a venue near you! Have a suss of our choices for the next few nights out! Chris Cornell – MELBOURNE Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is currently […]

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Live Review: Rodriguez + Archie Roach + Little May + Fox Cat Rabbit – King’s Park, Perth (06.11.14)

November 8, 2014

Thursday night saw the legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez play the first of three sold-out shows in Perth’s picturesque Kings Park, and his first show in Perth since 1981. Joining Rodriguez on the bill was a host of Australian talent, including Archie Roach, Little May and Perth’s own Fox Cat Rabbit. Local band Fox Cat Rabbit kicked […]

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