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Festival Review: Sydney leg of Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy tour diluted by a terrible weather recipe

December 18, 2018

Rain will put a dampener on just about any outdoor activity. But when it’s a summer festival, and the rain is torrential, well, that just plain sucks. Unfortunately, Mother Nature must have been upset with the Sydney crowd attending Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy and pulled a classic stitch up on those in attendance and the […]

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly – Making Gravy – The Domain, Sydney (15.12.18)

December 17, 2018

The heavens descended upon the Domain last night, throwing back the start and resulting in slightly abbreviated sets, but it certainly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for a fantastic night for Paul Kelly’s ‘Making Gravy’. It was a stellar lineup with Angie McMahon, D. D Dumbo, Alex Lahey, Angus & Julia Stone all playing sets, before the mercurial […]

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Why Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy Festival will be more than just Flour, Salt, a Little Red Wine and a Dollop Of Tomato Sauce

December 10, 2018

When Paul Kelly announced the inaugural Making Gravy show in 2017, little did the public know of the success the show would bring. Not only did it help everyone celebrate one of Australia’s greatest storytellers during the most festive time of the year, but it also helped accentuate the absolute strength that is the current […]

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Festival Photos: Falls Festival (Day Four) – Lorne (31.12.17)

January 3, 2018

As New Year’s Eve fell over the Otway Rainforest, Falls Festival Lorne kicked into high gear for one last time, hosting the likes of Glass Animals, Run The Jewels, Everything Everything and more. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=50591] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – […]

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Festival Photos: Fairgrounds Festival – Berry Showgrounds (08.12.17 & 09.12.17)

December 11, 2017

A stellar line up of local and international musicians came out to the Berry Showgrounds just south of Sydney for this year’s Fairgrounds Festivals over the weekend. With the likes of The Shins, Gang of Youths, Aldous Harding and Marlon Williams all involved, the weekend proved to be a huge success. Photos by Bruce Bakers. [print_gllr id=49550] ———- This content […]

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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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Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy Award nominees revealed for the 2017 ARIA Awards

October 4, 2017

Nominees have started rolling out for this year’s ARIA Awards, with the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories coming first out of the gate this morning. With the winners to be revealed at ARIA’s annual nominations event at the National Gallery in Sydney on October 10th, the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Award celebrations will […]

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‘Your Choice’ becomes key motto as Falls Festival celebrates its silver jubilee in 2017

August 22, 2017

The beloved Falls Festival turns 25 this year and in its release of the first line up for the summer event tour dropping today, it’s evident that the crew behind Falls are making their silver jubilee one to remember. The international visitors to stages in Lorne, Fremantle, Byron and Marion Bay over New Year’s are largely […]

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The Shins set to return to Australia for December’s Fairgrounds Festival

August 17, 2017

Steel your indie loving hearts, because this year’s Fairgrounds Festival is about to take ’em on a ride this December as the country NSW festival welcomes The Shins back to Australia along with a stellar line up of artist for an unforgettable weekend in Berry. On December 8th & 9th, punters can catch The Shins with the […]

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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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Listen to Warpaint’s remix of D.D Dumbo’s “Brother” ahead of his Australian tour

May 11, 2017

It’s no surprise that D.D Dumbo has been having one hell of a ride since album Utopia Defeated was released. He’s got an APRA Song of the Year behind him as well as an extensive national tour kicking off next month but today, today, we want you to check out this special little nugget of new music out […]

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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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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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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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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival lights up Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle (04.02.17)

February 6, 2017

Sixteen years ago, Sum 41 released an album titled All Killer, No Filler. In late 2016, Laneway Festival made a line up announcement that was pretty much the same thing: all killer, no filler. As the festival made its way to Sydney on the first weekend of February 2017, pretty much all acts went about […]

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Festival Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – FCAC & The River’s Edge, Melbourne (28.01.17)

January 30, 2017

You know those choose-your-own-adventure novels, the ones you read as a kid? With the exception of dying in 90% of the story lines, the Laneway Festival is like that – bear with me here. There’s thirty-six acts, and where you start, stop and travel is entirely up to you. I asked my maths-genius friend to […]

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Photo Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Brisbane Showgrounds (26.01.17)

January 27, 2017

The 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicked off for another year yesterday, celebrating the public holiday out on the east coast at the Brisbane Showgrounds. With acts including A.B. ORIGINAL, Gang of Youths, Whitney and Tame Impala all taking to stages throughout the day and evening, punters showed up in strong numbers to get around it. Photos by Andrew Wade. [print_gllr […]

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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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The 40 Best Australian Albums of 2016: From Outlier to Reclaim Australia

January 16, 2017

Last week we delivered our Top 40 Albums of 2016, as voted by our contributors – some huge albums from chart dominating artists entered in, as did some breakthrough records from bands on the homefront we were still getting to know. We go another level deeper and look at the Top Australian releases as part […]

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2016 AU Awards : A look at the “Male Artist of the Year” nominees

December 12, 2016

This Friday, we announce the winners of the third annual AU Awards – a celebration of what has been a rich and diverse year of Australian music, delivered both on stage and in studio on record. Ahead of the ultimate reveal, we’re taking a look at some of the categories and those up for awards, […]

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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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D.D Dumbo’s Utopia Defeated named Australian Album of the Year at 2016 J Awards

November 17, 2016

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, the annual J Awards were announced in Melbourne this afternoon, with D.D Dumbo emerging supreme as winner of Australian Album of the Year for his acclaimed 2016 release Utopia Defeated. Also crowned winners at the ceremony today were Tash Sultana (Unearthed Artist of the Year) and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, who nabbed both the […]

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Julia Jacklin, The Avalanches, Big Scary among J Award nominees for 2016

November 2, 2016

It’s November, which means that for triple j, it’s officially Australian Music Month – dedicated to celebrating homegrown music and the artists who have been emerging, thriving and consistently nailing it throughout the year! This morning, the annual J Awards were announced, returning for its 12th year. The awards recognise breakthrough artists, some incredible albums and […]

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A Festival Called Panama unveils first line up, featuring Kurt Vile, Margaret Glaspy & more

October 25, 2016

A Festival Called Panama has revealed its first line up for its fourth year, headed up by Kurt Vile and featuring the likes of Margaret Glaspy, D.D Dumbo, Koi Child and more. The festival is set to be held from March 10th – 12th next year out in Tassie and no doubt, will follow suit and sell out as their events […]

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Aussies Abroad: D.D Dumbo announces 2016 UK/European tour dates

May 20, 2016

After keeping fairly quiet since the release of his self-titled EP two years ago, D.D Dumbo is back with a killer new single, ‘Satan’. Released alongside a video directed by Jim Elson, the Victorian musician has made a fresh, smooth, infectious return. Proving his credibility as an artist, Annie Mac gave ‘Satan’ a spin last […]

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D.D Dumbo announces Australian tour dates for July & August

May 20, 2016

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from D.D Dumbo but fear not! That talented songwriter and absolutely captivating musician is back in our lives with new track “Satan” plus a short but tantalising run of tour dates this July and August! New track “Satan” is the first piece of new material released by D.D Dumbo […]

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Kita Alexander, Gang of Youths, Harts & more featured on huge SXSW Music announcement!

January 12, 2016

SXSW Music has announced a massive third artist announcement for the showcase festival this March, with a solid number of emerging and well established names from all over the world revealed as being invited to play in Austin. SXSW Music, running from March 15th – 20th this year, unveiled the new list of performers overnight, […]

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