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The 40 best hip hop and R&B tracks of 2018

December 20, 2018

2018 has been a very difficult year for ‘best of’ lists where hip hop and R&B is concerned. The often intertwined genres haven’t seen this much quality output for years, constant head-turning and critically acclaimed albums from artists both old and new have made the past 12 months the best in the scene since 2012. […]

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As he embarks on his debut Australian tour, Chicago rapper Saba is ready to hit the spotlight

December 3, 2018

Teetering between the early-2018 release of an album, and his upcoming Australian tour, Saba is poised for a deserved spike in notoriety. A Chicago based rapper, cut from the same cloth as Chance the Rapper, Saba fell into the local indie rap scene in southern Chicago, acting as an antonym to the swirling popularity of […]

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Live Review: Noname impresses with Genesis Owusu and Colette to kick off Room 25 tour in Melbourne

September 23, 2018

At Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Friday evening, fans waded through AFL and Rugby goers to squeeze into a line to see one of the most exciting and adored rappers of 2018. Fresh off the release of her stellar album Room 25, Noname has a string of shows in Australia in addition to her spot in Listen Out […]

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Album Review: Noname’s Room 25 (2018 LP) is one of the best releases of the year

September 20, 2018

Noname (FKA: Noname Gypsy) is a central figure within the underground Chicago rap scene. Her debut album Telefone was an incredible, melancholic project – dealing with sexism, introspection, and wider racial and social issues, all delivered in her trademark wispy yet warm delivery. Following the great reception this project received, the level of anticipation for her […]

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Live Review: Noname ends Australian tour in Melbourne, leaving an impressive mark on a sold out crowd

December 13, 2017

Armed with her acclaimed debut album Telefone, Chicago rapper and recent Australian live music scene debutant Noname attacked her final show in the country (her second sold out show in Melbourne) on Monday with the finesse and confidence of an artist older than her 25 years. Noname’s 170 Russell show was kept tight, with the music wrapping […]

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9 gigs you can’t miss this December in Australia

December 1, 2017

2017 is in the homestretch as we count down the days until the new year. But don’t despair! We’ve picked plenty of gigs to keep you partying throughout the Christmas period. PAUL McCARTNEY The man who needs no introduction. He’s a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with 21 Grammys under his belt, […]

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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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Here’s why Noname will be a standout artist of Meredith 27 this December

August 10, 2017

This morning we were granted a look at the line up for this year’s Meredith Music Festival and of course, like every year, it’s pretty friggin sick. And while we’re not shading any artist on the line up – Aldous Harding has our heart and the inclusion of Future Islands on the bill has proper excited […]

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Four Non-Headliners You Can’t Miss at Bonnaroo 2017

June 7, 2017

It is that time of the year again. The sun is out, bands are out on the road, and crowds of all ages are tracking across the United States for the greatest concert acts in the world! Ah yes, it is festival season! Coachella has come and gone with memorable shows by Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar […]

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Eleven SXSW performances that proved that women in music are dangerously underestimated

March 23, 2017

When it came to the trends of SXSW 2017, there was a lot of take note of. Firstly, there were the hordes of concerts that championed nostalgia (Hanson, Weezer, Smash Mouth etc.). Then there was (what felt like) the larger-than-ever focus on hip-hop (T.I., Gucci Mane, Vince Staples, Wu Tang etc.); something that has been […]

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The House of Vans returns to the Mohawk for SXSW featuring Temples, French Montana and more

March 11, 2017

It’s no grand overstatement – the House of Vans parties at SXSW are legendary. You stand the chance of seeing the likes of Erykah Badu play the intimate outdoor stage alongside Kelela and Grouplove. Inside, the party continues while the drinks flow. Mohawk plays the perfect host and has been one of our favourite haunts […]

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