Al Newstead

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Big Day Out 2013 Adds (Literal) Metal Act To Lineup

One of Australia’s longest-running and most popular music festivals turns 21 this year, and to celebrate the milestone the Big Day Out is undergoing some...

Crooked Saint

Embarking on a double headline national tour throws up a few curve balls, especially with two talented solo musicians like Crooked Saint’s Tim Wheatley and...

Bluejuice Break Up, Announce Farewell Tour

Sydney rock band Bluejuice have announced that they are calling it a day but before they hang up their instruments, they’re embarking on a final...

Supafest To Go Head To Head With New Aussie Hip Hop Festival As Dates Clash

Despite the $2 million dollar debts that it owes to creditors, which had thought to have crippled Supafest, the embattled hip hop festival instead announced that...

Is The Vinyl Bubble About To Burst?

There’s no denying the mass resurgence of vinyl in recent years, and from a sales perspective, the signs are everywhere: the year-on-year success of the...

Sarah Blasko

It’s not hard to fall in love with the charm of Sarah Blasko. Over eight years since her debut, The Overture And The Underscore, helped bring...

Want To Buy A Piece Of Melbourne’s Palace Theatre?

Want to own a piece of Melbourne’s iconic Palace Theatre before the Bourke Street venue closes its door forever at the end of the month? Well...

Mumford & Sons Go On Indefinite Hiatus

Brace yourself fans of nu-folk, the world’s leading purveyors in banjo-enhanced indie rock are going into an extended break. Mumford & Sons finished up the...

Mark The Date, First Bluesfest 2015 Lineup Announcement Coming

Brace yourself, the date for the first Bluesfest 2015 lineup announcement has been locked in for next week while the annual festival is on track...

AWME 2013 Adds More Acts To Lineup

A further list acts have been announced for AWME 2013, joining the huge lineup of global roots music with a roster of world-class artists performing...

Musicians Implicated In Tax Scam & 9 More Industry Updates You Should Know

All four members of Arctic Monkeys, George Michael, Take That’s Gary Barlow, and Katie Melua have all been implicated in a tax avoidance scam. The...

Big Day Out 2014 Cancels 2nd Sydney Date, “Perhaps We Were A Bit Ambitious”

Big Day Out organisers have announced that they have cancelled the second day of the festival’s Sydney leg for January 2014. The festival, featuring triple...

Aussie Promoter Shuts Shop & 7 More Industry Updates You Need To Know

After more than six years in the business, the head of Australian tour company Heathen Skulls is shutting up shop. The new arrives via an...

Bluesfest 2014 Lineup Announcement Is “Enormous,” Coming “Very Soon”

The award-winning Byron Bay Bluesfest is celebrating a quarter century this year and following on from its blockbuster 24th edition over the Easter Weekend in...

Want To Shut Down A Local Music Venue? Here’s Your Chance

Noise complaints from neighbouring residents targeting nearby venues is hardly a new threat to Melbourne’s live music scene but inner-city entertainment venues could be slugged with...

The 14 Greatest Photos You Need To See From Gigs In April

Every single week we send photographers from around the country off to be our eyes on ground at concerts across Australia, from gigs hosted at...

Hilltop Hoods

Hear the words ‘Aussie Hip Hop,’ and there is one group that inevitably springs to mind. The Hilltop Hoods have given a face – or...

Nick Van Breda Announces New Single, 2013 Tour Dates

Nick van Breda has been a mainstay on the Australian music scene for the last decade both as a drummer and frontman for bands such...

10 Years On: Story Of The Year – ‘Page Avenue’

There really isn’t a better feeling in the world than spinning one of your all-time favourite records. Nearly breaking your fingers as you tap the...

Little Dragon Australian Tour 2014 Announced

A Little Dragon Australian Tour 2014 has been announced. Little Dragon returns to Australian shores this August, on the back of the highly-acclaimed fourth LP Nabuma...