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BOAT SHOW, Timberwolf, Ziggy Ramo to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hills Are Alive

December 5, 2017

South Gippsland drawcard event, The Hills Are Alive, celebrates 10 years in 2017 and the organisers have grouped together a great line up of artists to mark the occasion and bring punters good times next March. The Farm is hosting the likes of BOAT SHOW, Ziggy Ramo, Timberwolf, Alex the Astronaut and more this year, and as co-producer Aidan McLaren has explained […]

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The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017

August 15, 2017

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this December, looking to sell out quickly too, if previous years’ ticket sales are anything to go by! Long regarded as one of the east coast’s most popular festival events, Festival of the Sun hasn’t changed its blueprint one iota. Still completely BYO, FOTSUN has retained its family […]

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Festival Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (19.11.16)

November 21, 2016

Returning once more to the future CBD of Sydney, The Plot made its presence felt in the Western Suburbs, as the punters got amongst it, and in the process managed to sell out the all-Australian, Parramatta based festival. Having attended last year, if I were a betting man I’d have put money on the festival […]

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The Living End set for huge regional tour through March & April 2017

October 25, 2016

The Living End have turned their attention lovingly back to fans in regional areas around the place, with a whole slew of new tour dates being confirmed for March and April. The ‘Staring Down the Highway Tour’ takes the band from the ANU Bar in Canberra right down the coast until their final show in Hobart, […]

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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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Live Review: Stonecutters (Night #1) Queens Theatre, Adelaide (16.09.16)

September 20, 2016

Adelaide’s hard rocking mini festival Stonecutters returned for its second year, boasting a colossal line-up of the loudest and loosest bands going around. Held over two days in Adelaide’s Queen’s Theatre, the gathering doubled in size since its last romp, playing host to local, national and international bands. Local lads Larsen kicked off night one, […]

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Dune Rats, The Bennies, Alex Lahey…hit ‘play’ & plan for the Stonecutters two-dayer in Adelaide!

September 14, 2016

Okay, so last year, the crew at 5/4 Entertainment threw one hell of a party within the hallowed walls of the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide. It was raucous, featuring some amazing local rock and punk talent and it was quite obvious that it was setting a high bar for any similar event to follow. This weekend, […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Bennies touring with Less Than Jake in Europe this October

September 2, 2016

They’ve become one of Australia’s favourite party bands and come October, it’s Europe’s turn to see what The Bennies are all about. The legends are going to be on the road with Less Than Jake and Big D and the Kids Table following a huge run of UK shows for the ‘Fuelled By Fireball Tour’ which will see them play […]

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Alex Lahey, Luca Brasi, The Belligerents, Tash Sultana and more for The Plot 2016!

August 24, 2016

THE PLOT is back for another year, continuing to gain speed as one of the east coast’s best festivals for both emerging talent and some of our favourites. Returning to Parramatta for its third year in 2016, THE PLOT has got a slick little line up raring to go; from indie to hip hop and raucous […]

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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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Catfish and The Bottlemen, Hermitude, MSTRKRFT, Phantogram & more for Southbound

August 4, 2016

Pack your bags and head West this December, because Southbound has come in hot with a brand new artist announcement for their three day/night festival! Along with some great homegrown talent in San Cisco, Tired Lion, LUMBERJACK and  KuÄŤka, Southbound has dropped the news that some international visitors including Catfish and The Bottlemen, MSTRKRFT, Phantogram and more will also be hitting the stages in […]

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The Bennies add more Australian tour dates to September schedule

July 27, 2016

The Bennies are currently entering the home stretch of a 30-date long tour that has seen them sell out venues at multiple venues around the country. From Melbourne up to Darwin and out to Queensland, the Wisdom Machine purveyors have been hitting it hard and have been doling out some incredible rock shows to punters who have […]

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Dune Rats and The Bennies head up Adelaide’s STONECUTTERS festival this September

July 20, 2016

The first edition of the Stonecutters mini-festival had Adelaide rock music fans pour into the Masonic Hall on North Terrace for a night of debauchery to be remembered. A resounding success, we’re stoked to see its return in 2016 – a bigger and definitely more fleshed out affair than before. Moving to the iconic Queen’s […]

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

June 27, 2016

March brought us some fantastic new music from some our favourite artists, while some acts we were stoked to catch overseas also dropped some impressive tunes as they began their foray into the Australian market. We take a look back at our favourite music videos from March as part of our ICYMI series – from Sans Parents […]

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The I Love Life Festival returns in 2016, headlined by The Bennies!

June 23, 2016

The wildly successful mini-festival I Love Life is coming back strong this year, taking over the Manning Bar in Sydney and The Triffid in Brisbane this September! Helmed by The Smith Street Band and Poison City Records in its first year back in 2015, the festival brought out ridiculously large numbers (perhaps unsurprisingly), and this year […]

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Album News Weekly: 29th March 2016

March 28, 2016

In This Issue: Now that all those chocolate bellies are starting to settle it’s time to get back into the swing of things; here are all the releases that came out over the long weekend for you to catch up on! Feast your eyes on some stella artworks and there’s a few soundbites to sample […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Bennies “Detroit Rock Ciggies” (2016)

March 1, 2016

Ah, The Bennies. Never ones to shy away from the hectic, the in-your-face and the downright fun, the band have come through once more with the good times in their new music video, this time for crowd favourite “Detroit Rock City”. The song, recorded in Melbourne with Sam Johnson (The Smith Street Band, Mindnsare), is taken from The […]

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The Bennies release new album and announce 2016 national tour!

January 21, 2016

The Bennies have been a favourite in the Australian punk scene. With fans eager to listen to new material since their 2013 record, Rainbows in Space, it’s been announced that they will be releasing their 2016 record, Wisdom Space, described as an 11-track journey to the minds of the band. The record’s anticipated release date […]

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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: November 27th – November 29th

November 26, 2015

Final weekend of November! Let’s do it and do it up right. Heading into the final weeks of the year, there are some sick live shows ticking off the final weekends of 2015 in style. We take a look at some local artists who are going to be putting on some cool shows down the […]

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The Wombats, Dune Rats, Tuka & more announced for Falls Festival Lorne!

October 19, 2015

It goes without saying that the Lorne edition of the Falls Festival always stands out as the favoured site of the tour’s three for many people. Almost always a sell out event, the coastal Victorian site boasts a great environment for campers and a unique little Falls vibe all its own. This year, Falls Lorne sold […]

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