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DJ Tigerlily performs live

How an AC/DC t-shirt kickstarted the career of 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...

Aussie hip-hop legend Illy

Illy’s Top 5 festival tips

Ahead of his set at A Weekend In The Gardens at tomorrow (Nov 18) Illy offers his Top 5 festival tips....

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...

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,...

Kingswood playing live

We’re giving away 10 double passes to Kingswood’s homecoming gig

Kingswood have been spending the last month-and-a-bit on their last tour of the year, sweeping up the regional spots they...

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin performing live

10 things you didn’t know about Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant

He’s regarded as one of the greatest frontmen of one of the greatest bands of all time, so it would...

Terra Lightfoot holds her Gibson SG

Canada’s brightest emerging rock talent Terra Lightfoot talks us through her new LP

Canadian singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot is making a name for herself internationally as one of her home territory’s brightest new talents,...

Julien Baker, Terra Lightfoot and William Crighton

5 modern folk singers you need to be listening to

With one of Canada’s best new folk rock talents Terra Lightfoot currently on an Australian tour with talented local troubadour William...

3 panel image of albums and their inspirations, including Dr Dre, The Strokes, and The Drones

The origins behind 15 of your favourite album covers

Ever found yourself staring at a striking album cover during a deep listening session and thought ‘how the hell did...

3 films with great soundtracks, including Lost In Translation, Trainspotting, and Garden State

12 soundtracks that shaped your generation’s music tastes

While these days there’s countless avenues to discover new music, whether it be Spotify, Last.fm, or our very own New...

3 panel image featuring Axl Rose, Tommy Lee & Pamela Anderson, and Mick Jagger

5 of the wildest bedroom stories in rock music history

As many would claim, the life of being a rock star is all about the pursuit of sex, drugs, and...

Jet frontman Nic Cester in B&W

With his solo debut, Nic Cester has found the freedom he never had in Jet

“I’ve had a little bit to drink, I’m onto my fourth cocktail,” Nic Cester says nonchalantly. “But it’s all research.” It’s...

Jen Cloher, Terra Lightfoot and Brand New

17 of the best rock albums of 2017 (so far)

As we kick off the month of November, we begin that period of the year where everyone starts to look...

Led Zeppelin sip drinks

5 times Led Zeppelin took partying way too far

Led Zeppelin were arguably the poster-boys of ‘70s rock music. With their music being as influential as it was loud,...

Female Australian DJs Jnett, Tigerlily and Nina Las Vegas

11 of the biggest and best female DJs in Australia

Looking at lineups globally, it can feel like the worlds of DJing and electronic music can be a bit of...