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Parramatta to host 70 local artists this weekend at free “Live and Local” music event

April 11, 2018

Parramatta’s CBD will be livened with the sound of music this weekend, as the City Of Parramatta hosts its now annual “Live and Local” event. For the second time, over 70 artists of Sydney’s West will perform throughout the CBD, taking place this Saturday, April 14. The mini-festival will last for five hours, spanning across […]

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Festival Review: The Pleasure Garden lives up to its name in St. Kilda

December 12, 2017

The Pleasure Garden is what I imagine tea with the Mad Hatter would be like. Sitting on a couch in the middle of a garden, sipping on gin, greeting people dressed as exotic birds who offer you lollipops whilst Fat Freddy’s Drop plays in the background. Add Hula Hoops, delectable street food, a smooth musical […]

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Single of the Day: L-FRESH The LION “Our World” (2017)

September 28, 2017

L-FRESH The LION has been an artist we’ve been championing for a few years now and when it comes to Australian artists telling their stories from the heart and using their platform to spread important, crucial messages, the Sydney rapper is up there with one of the best. His new single “Our World” is another example […]

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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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Festival Review: Groovin The Moo – Adelaide Showgrounds (28.04.17)

May 1, 2017

Groovin The Moo kicked off in Adelaide on Friday, with the sold-out festival returning hard and fast with another stellar line-up of national and international acts, plus a very controversial petting zoo and an even more scandalous venue change. The day promised drizzling showers and some of the coldest temperatures Adelaide had experienced all year, […]

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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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Against Me!, The Darkness, Amy Shark & more confirmed for Groovin The Moo 2017

January 31, 2017

Returning for its majestic 13th year this April and May, Groovin The Moo has dropped its line up for 2017 – throwing back to some of our favourite international bands (plus some names primed to be introduced to Australians for the first time), not to mention a class cut of Australian talent in the mix. With […]

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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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Tyson Koh, Shining Bird, Julia Jacklin among 2016 FBi SMAC winners

January 18, 2017

The 2016 FBi SMAC Awards were held at Carriageworks in Sydney overnight, celebrating the city’s arts, culture and music communities. The recognition of Sydney performers, musicians, artists, events and restaurants – and their impact on the creative network – was immense, with thousands of Sydneysiders having their say in the publicly voted categories. At the 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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NYE On the Hill reveals The Preatures, CERES, L-FRESH The Lion & more for 2016 festival

October 19, 2016

The complete line up for NYE On The Hill has arrived and, with the announcement that there are less than 500 tickets on offer, you’d best make up your minds quick as to where you’re going to be ringing in 2017 (hint: this is a bloody good way of doing it). Headlined by The Preatures, the third NYE […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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Elefant Traks to throw huge 18th birthday party in Sydney this December!

October 6, 2016

Happy birthday, Elefant Traks! The Sydney-based label has been keeping the fires going since 1998, supporting and nurturing the careers of some of the country’s beloved artists and this December, the crew is inviting you all to celebrate a very special anniversary with them. Putting on an exclusive Sydney gig on December 10th in the Cake Wines […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Watch as L-FRESH the LION freestyles for us in Redfern Park!

September 26, 2016

2016 has definitely been a year of blessings and great things for L-FRESH The LION – his album Become has put the rapper further on to the radars of music fans right around the country and recently, he’s been hitting the road with a live show boasting pure talent, positivity and captivating performance energy. December sees L-FRESH and […]

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Live Review: L-Fresh The Lion + Omar Musa + Sukhjit – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle (27.08.16)

August 30, 2016

Despite the dreary winter weather still clinging to WA, people flocked to the basement of The Odd Fellow in Fremantle on Saturday night to soak up the positive vibes as it transformed into an electric den of energy under performances from L-Fresh the Lion’s Become Tour. Sparking with pointedly political verse, heavy beats and 100% […]

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Gang of Youths, Seth Sentry, Montaigne & more hitting Port Macquarie for Festival of the Sun!

August 15, 2016

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie for its 12th year in 2016, bringing with them a strong and brilliantly curated line up of Australian artists for the ride. The ‘Deep Sea Edition’ of FOTSUN this year will be hosting the likes of Gang of Youths, The Smith Street Band, Montaigne, Seth Sentry and more on the North Coast this […]

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The Preatures, Pierce Brothers and more for NYE on the Hill in Gippsland!

August 10, 2016

The NYE on the Hill crew have delivered once more for their 2016 event, positioning The Preatures and the Pierce Brothers at the top of their line up announcement, unveiled today. Known for celebrating emerging and some of our favourite established touring bands, the festival has curated a diverse line up rich in talent another year running. The three day, two night […]

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L-FRESH The LION headlining the University of Adelaide’s ‘At the Cloisters’ event in August

July 28, 2016

L-FRESH The LION is heading back to Adelaide in August to headline the University of Adelaide’s 2016 At The Cloisters event! The winter music event is going down on August 5th and is going to be featuring live art, food and drinks, not to mention some more special music guests to join L-Fresh on the bill. Supported […]

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L-FRESH THE LION heading out on extensive Become album tour

July 11, 2016

It’s no secret how much we love L-FRESH THE LION. His recent shows with Urthboy around the country have brought the Sydney rapper to the attention of many more first-timers who’d yet to see his electrifying live shows and now, we’ve got the exciting prospect of his own headline tour to look forward to! Out on […]

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What’s Your Flava? – Highlighting diversity in the Australian music industry (Part Two)

July 8, 2016

Last week, we brought you the first part of our feature on the diversity existing and thriving within our music industry. Across genres, artists have been standing up, proudly so, and making some incredible music that has been, as we found out, influenced by their cultural upbringings in some way. Whether they had relocated from […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of April 2016

July 7, 2016

April brought us some sexy, hilarious and goddamn captivating music videos – from the likes of George Maple to NGAIIRE, through to City Calm Down and West Thebarton Brothel Party, there definitely was a diverse bunch of clips we were vibing on. Hit ‘play’ and revisit! Playlist 1. George Maple ft. GoldLink “Sticks and Horses” 2. NGAIIRE “Diggin” 3. Alex […]

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Live Review: Urthboy + L-FRESH THE LION + Okenyo – Rocket Bar, Adelaide (24.06.16)

June 27, 2016

Urthboy‘s national album tour for The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat wrapped up over the weekend, with shows in South Australia and out in Western Australia bringing the Elefant Traks family to many, many fans. With L-FRESH THE LION and Okenyo on support duties, this was an incredible line up of talent, both established and emerging – a […]

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Live Review: Urthboy + L-FRESH The LION + OKENYO – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16.06.16)

June 20, 2016

I’ve said it before, but mid-week shows are always outstanding. It’s not just mid-week gigs that go down a treat; it’s anything that breaks up the monotonous nature of work. While there would have been plenty of other reasons for people to have a cheeky night out on a Thursday night, for me, it was […]

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Urthboy announces special guests for upcoming album tour as dates continue to sell quickly!

May 24, 2016

Urthboy‘s tour for latest album The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat has continued to gain momentum, with almost half the tour completely sold out, new dates added and now, the announcement of some special guests confirmed to join the rapper on stage! The tour bill, already packing some heat with the presence of L-FRESH THE LION and OKENYO, […]

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L-FRESH THE LION talks Become, expressing his culture through music & more

May 11, 2016

For some time now, L-FRESH THE LION has been a gem of the Australian hip-hop community. His lyricism is both personal and powerful, a presentation of an individual’s journey of cultural integration and the challenges that oftentimes accompany. Born and raised in Sydney, L-Fresh has poured his experiences of growing up within the Sikh culture and religion, […]

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Music Video of the Day: L-FRESH the LION “1 in 100,000” (2016)

April 19, 2016

L-FRESH the LION is a hip hop artist Australia should be fiercely proud of. His music is hard hitting, weaving some powerful and heartfelt lyricism with equally as impressive production and with his sophomore album Become, he’s set to reach more people, no doubt about it. In his latest single, “1 in 100,000”, L-FRESH the LION goes in […]

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Kylie Auldist, King Tide, L-Fresh the Lion and more for Bello Winter Festival!

April 5, 2016

After a successful debut last year, the Bello Winter Music festival will return in Bellingen (NSW) from 7 – 10 July. Following a similar format to its summer sister festival Mullum Music Festival, Bellingen’s clubs, cafes, churches and halls will host over 100 performances. Bello Winter Music festival is family-friendly and for all ages. It is […]

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Urthboy linking up with L-Fresh the Lion & Okenyo for national album tour this May/June!

March 14, 2016

In The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat, Urthboy has released what may be his most personal (and successful) album yet. The record has been reaping in the praise and his recent preview gigs in Sydney and Melbourne went down incredibly well – perhaps expected from the hip-hop stalwart who has remained a strong part of […]

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