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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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Festival Review: Missy Elliott has Beyoncé dancing, while Frank Ocean serenades Brad Pitt at LA’s FYF Fest this weekend

July 24, 2017

From its humble beginnings as a one-night showcase at LA club The Echo, FYF Fest has evolved both in venue and scope with a diverse lineup spanning 3 days at Downtown’s Exposition Park. Day One’s Friday afternoon began with the punch of Sydney’s own Royal Headache, followed by the soothing touch of Canadian outfit BADBADNOTGOOD, whose […]

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9 artists who prove FYF’s worth as an unmissable international festival

July 21, 2017

This weekend in Los Angeles, one of 2017’s best line ups descends on Exposition Park –  FYF Festival. The festival has grown considerably since its debut in 2006, the then branded F*CK YEAH FEST. From hosting the likes of The Bronx and The Black Lips in that first year, to expanding to take in more genres in showcasing […]

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Review: Bad Friday street festival a reminder of just how Good Sydney can be

April 15, 2017

Bad Friday has become a Good Friday tradition in Sydney, boasting incredible local lineups since it burst onto the scene in 2010 at the Annandale Hotel. This year’s lineup – with DMA’s and The Jezabels at the top of the list – is easily their strongest yet. Though it was the performances that scattered the […]

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Sydney’s Bad Friday event is a mighty fine way to kick off the Easter Long Weekend

April 12, 2017

With a long weekend ahead of us, many places will be shutting for Good Friday – this isn’t the case when it comes to the Sydney crew throwing the eighth edition of Bad Friday. The all day block party takes over Marrickville on Friday and man, is the line up a stellar one. Headlined by DMAs and […]

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Watch Sydney legends Royal Headache smash out their US Television Debut with Seth Meyers

July 21, 2016

As they wrap up their US tour, which included an appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Sydney rockers – and total legends in our books – Royal Headache have made their television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Performing “Another World” from their record High, Shogun and the band used their two […]

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Full Aussie contingency revealed for Primavera Pro & Sound in Barcelona, Spain

May 11, 2016

Barcelona, Spain’s annual music festival and conference Primavera has revealed the 41 bands who will make up their Primavera Pro line-up – showcasing the bands from around the world who will feature as part of the conference part of the festival. Among them are six Australian artists: Gang Of Youths, Jack Carty, The Meanies, Methyl Ethel, Money For Rope and […]

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Thousands pack Sydney CBD in support of the Keep Sydney Open movement during public rally!

February 22, 2016

If we weren’t already convinced that Sydney music and nightlife lovers aren’t happy with the current state of affairs surrounding recent lockout laws and damning legislation being doled out on venues throughout the city, Sunday’s Keep Sydney Open rally most definitely proved it. While Art vs Science and Royal Headache performed live sets for the event, speakers at […]

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Keep Sydney Open running public rally this Sunday, February 21st, in response to lockout laws and #casinomike

February 15, 2016

Keep Sydney Open have come together with local musicians and speakers for a special public rally event to take place at Belmore Park next weekend on February 21st in response to the ever-mounting levels of discontent with the State Government’s lockout laws and the effect they’re having on businesses within Sydney’s CBD. The rally will […]

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Courtney, Tame, Gold Class, Jess Ribeiro… the shortlist for the 11th Australian Music Prize announced!

February 3, 2016

This morning, the official shortlist for the 11th Australian Music Prize was unveiled, as well as more details about the March event set to take place in Sydney. The list, decided upon by a panel of 16 independent industry judges, reflects a wide and diverse collection of submissions from Australian artists for this year’s award […]

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Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey and more head up Primavera Sound in Barcelona this year!

January 22, 2016

A huge festival announcement dropped this week, with the artists set for Barcelona’s Primavera Sound being unveiled. Headlined by Radiohead (set to present their new album at the event), the festival will see the likes of the recently reformed LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey and Sigur Rós and more international names taking part. Continuing their world […]

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Royal Headache, Force Majeure, Latai Taumoepeau and more win at 2015 FBi SMAC Awards!

January 13, 2016

The 2015 FBi SMAC Awards were held overnight in Sydney, celebrating local artists, music and culture. The ceremony, hosted by Joyride (with Raph on award presenting duties) at Carriageworks, featured performances by Big White (today announced on the third artist reveal for SXSW), FLOWERTRUCK and Gordi, while the awards themselves saw a stellar group of […]

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Live Review: The Flaming Lips + FM Belfast + Royal Headache – The Domain, Sydney (09.01.16)

January 11, 2016

An annual piece in Sydney’s calendar, the Sydney Festival’s opening Domain concert has replaced the city-wide Festival First Night with the focus on one big act at The Domain. With previous years sporting artists such as Brian Wilson, Chaka Khan, Grace Jones and Manu Chau, it was a somewhat odd but welcome choice to this […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part One – 40 to 31

December 17, 2015

Earlier today we finished up the countdown of our 40 favourite songs of 2015, and now we commence our top 40 albums of 2015, showcasing an eclectic mix of music from all over the world – including plenty here at home… Here we go with 40 to 31: 40. Miguel – Wildheart “This album is pure […]

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Festival Review: Fairgrounds – Berry, NSW (05.12.15)

December 9, 2015

The first Fairgrounds Festival in Berry on the South Coast was exactly what festivals should be. A showcase of talent, relaxed and about the music. The Fairgrounds Festival was set up in Berry Showgrounds. Festival goers had access to two stages, a swimming pool, local market, a children’s activity area and a lot of food […]

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Royal Headache step up to replace Tobias Jesso Jr. at the Laneway Festival in 2016

December 4, 2015

Sydney garage-punk act Royal Headache have today been added to the Laneway Festival line up across the country as Tobias Jesso. Jr has had to pull out of the 2016 tour due to recording commitments. Refunds are on offer for all tickets purchased for Tobias’ Sydney and Melbourne sideshows (details below), but have no fear! […]

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Nominees announced for the 2015 FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards

November 19, 2015

Awarding the most exciting new voices across music, arts, and culture, FBi’s SMAC Awards (FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture) have today announced nominees for 2015. 11 categories will be carefully chosen from, and we don’t doubt that the judging process will be incredibly difficult, seeing as these shortlists are full of names which have […]

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Full line up revealed for Golden Plains 2016

October 14, 2015

Following the already huge announcement that Melbourne band Eddy Current Suppression Ring will be reuniting especially for one of Australia’s most popular and important festivals, Golden Plains, the organisers have decided to release the full line-up via their Twitter account this evening. It’s a pretty big one to celebrate the 10th year this adored festival […]

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