Brandon John

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GOmez, Juanes and Newton Faulkner

Bluesfest announces another big round of sideshows

There are some very exciting new shows in the works for this year’s Bluesfest, adding to the pile that already includes names like Led Zeppelin...

WIN one of 5 pairs of Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless noise-cancelling headphones!

The market for wireless headphones is booming, as people look to rid themselves of unnecessary wires (and the need for a headphone jack adapter for...

An array of music-related Christmas gifts

10 perfect gifts for the music lover in your life

The end of the year is almost upon us, and that means two things for music-lovers: a summer full of live gigs and festivals, and...

An orchestra of guitarists

Want to join a band with 100 guitarists? Here’s your chance!

While some garage bands are happy to rock with just a single guitarist, the band about to hit Sydney Festival in January is going to...

Prophets of Rage

Download Festival 2018 announces a stack of Australian sideshows

Download Festival has already announced a killer lineup for its first ever Aussie outing in Melbourne next March, with Korn, Prophets Of Rage, Limp Bizkit, NOFX,...

NOFX live

NOFX announce Download Festival 2018 sideshows

We’re excited to see legends of punk NOFX atop the bill of the inaugural Download Festival Australia lineup when it rolls into Melbourne next March,...

Malcolm Young, Jason Bonham and Nora Jones

10 musical families with ridiculous amounts of talent

Some artists are so incredibly talented they seem to possess something that only comes along once in a lifetime, and can never be replicated. But...

Polish Club on the ARIAs red carpet

Fun and games with Polish Club, Vance Joy and Dean Lewis at the 2017 ARIAs

It’s always a pleasure hanging out with the Polish Club boys, but they were in particularly high spirits on the red carpet at the ARIAs...

The Creases, Nic Cester and Cloud Control

7 of the best Aussie albums you might have missed in 2017

This year has given us plenty of musical gems, such as Gang of Youths’ Go Farther in Lightness, Quiet Ferocity from The Jungle Giants, and...

9 Australian bands

10 awesome Aussie gigs you need to check out this week

As we head into summer, the venues and festivals beckon with all sorts of great gigs, and we’ve compiled just a few that you should...

Letters To Lions in the studio

8 Aussie indie bands who’ll be huge in 2018

Australia is flush with talented local bands on the verge of blowing up, and with awesome Sydney quartet Letters To Lions about to embark on...

Prince in technicolour

7 shades of purple: Fascinating stories reveal the different sides of Prince

It’s common for fans, friends, artists and others around the world to feel a sense of obscurity when it comes to the icon. As Tony...

Letters To Lions in the studio

Two of Australia’s best new indie acts strike out on a double-headline tour

It’s that time of year, when the clouds part and bands start plotting their summer tours, and this is one that we have no intention...

Jack River wears a racing suit in the clip for 'Fault Line'

Jack River’s new video for ‘Fault Line’ is a cinematic masterwork

After Jack River’s stunning video for ‘Fool’s Gold’ earlier this year, we were expecting something pretty special for the follow-up, and ‘Fault Line’ has more...

Hurray For The Riff Raff in an NYC street

Meet the new generation of bands making country music cool again

When it comes to country music, Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real are a must-see. The band received buzz in Australia when they played...

The Killers' Brandon Flowers onstage

An awesome free party for alt, indie & pop punk fans hits Melbourne

If you’re hanging for a night out in Melbourne that leaves the ‘Despacito’ in its sleeve for the night in favour of some guitar-driven party...

Two women embrace while Bec Sandridge stares into the distance

Bec Sandridge delivers a powerful and timely message

Bec Sandridge returns with a power-pop banger packing a message, laid out right there in the main lyric: “I’ll never have a boyfriend just because...

DJ Tigerlily performs live

How Tigerlily became one of Australia’s biggest DJs

The rapidly shifting world of top tier EDM centres on excess, ego and, at times, insanity. Its leading DJs boast rock star profiles and bulging...

The crowd at Glastonbury festival at sunset

Australian music festivals need to step up their game

What is it that makes attending a festival truly memorable beyond simply a great lineup? According to Glen ‘Goose’ McGrath of one of Australia’s best...

Tamworth Country Music Festival stage at dusk

The music capital of Australia isn’t a city – it’s a country town

Tamworth Country Music Festival isn’t just about country music: it’s about spectacle. Across ten days over the January long weekend, every square inch of the...