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Win a double gold pass to this year’s Australian Music Week

Sydney’s own Australian Music Week, the annual three-day live music and entertainment industry conference, is back for 2017 – and...

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12 bizarre music mash-ups that work surprisingly well

For some readers, their first exposure to mash-ups maybe have been listening to ‘Doctor Pressure’ in a club, while others...

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Sløtface are the badass new face of politically-charged pop punk

From performing for inmates in a Norwegian gaol chapel to hitting up the Art Rock festival stage straight from a...

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7 awesome music events to check out on the October long weekend

Australians love long weekends almost as much as they love anything else that results in an excuse to sink a...

The NYE countdown at Beyond the Valley festival

7 perfect ways to spend this year’s New Year’s Eve

We still have a few months to go until we’re counting down on New Year’s Eve, but those last months...

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The Getaway Plan reckon Aussies should get a bit more loose at gigs

The Getaway Plan’s Matthew Wright (vocals, rhythm guitar) is chilling at home in Melbourne, but he’s “itching to get out”...

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10 bands you need to see at Brisbane Festival this month

Australia is home to a pretty amazing music scene, and one of the most immersive and prolific music scenes in...

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Another 16 of the best hidden tracks & messages hidden in famous songs

There are a few things that have always been musically satisfying: finding a rare LP on vinyl, getting great tickets to...

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Win a VIP experience at Melbourne’s new food, music and fashion festival

Melbourne is about to get an exciting new date on its cultural calendar, as La Dolce Italia festival arrives in...

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The amazing story of how Soviet Russians pirated music in the 1950s

Music piracy these days is dominantly digital, where people the world over illegally share and disseminate Top 40 pop music and...

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The 11 best Aussie beach bands to soundtrack your summer

To the rest of the world, Australia is represented by a small handful of icons: mostly just kangaroos, the Crocodile...

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Rhyme crimes: The 20 worst rhymes in song lyrics

We’re as much for artistic license as the next music lover, but for every lyrical genius that pairs two words...

Sydney's indie-rock heroes Gang Of Youths

We’re giving away signed Gang Of Youths vinyl and concert tickets

Gang Of Youths are undoubtedly one of the biggest Aussie bands going around right now. After topping the ARIA charts...

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The 10 greatest Australian cult bands in music history

Australia can certainly boast its share of big-name, stadium-filling, chart-smashing, internationally successful bands. We’re the land of AC/DC, INXS, The...

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The Killers’ comments on rock bands show they’re massive hypocrites

The wankfest that is the “indie rock shit fight” has long been localised to the white, the male, the middle...