Gigs & Tours

Suicidal Tendencies have dropped Download Festival sideshow dates

One punk’s most intriguing and enduring acts, Suicidal Tendencies have announced a slew of Download Festival sideshows, to ensure you’re kept out of mosh retirement in 2018 for as long...

Jen Cloher is heading out on an Australian tour in 2018

In conjunction with the legendary Australian songwriter’s jaunt at Golden Plains festival, Jen Cloher will be gracing the stages of venues around the country with a string of headline shows....

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 legend Robert Plant and exciting...

Unwritten Law

Unwritten Law are coming back to Australia, ‘cos we still feel lonesome

Can you believe next year will mark 20 years since you first saw the awesome video for ‘Lonesome’ where Unwritten Law stroll through the streets as a member casually beats...

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 be a little bit different:...

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, Mastodon, Good Charlotte, Suicidal Tendencies,...

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, alongside the likes of Korn,...

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 have on your radar over...

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 of missing. One of Sydney’s...

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 anthems, Perseverance is where you...

Bluesfest touring artists

Bluesfest announces a big second round of sideshows

Having already hit us with some awesome tours in Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Prince’s famous band the New Power Generation, Bluesfest is bringing us an awesome...

Download Festival Australia 2018 announces its enormous lineup

It’s been a long time coming for heavy music fans who’ve been waiting for the long-rumoured local version of the enormous Download Festival to make its way to Australia, but...

The Groovin the Moo stage, shot by Mackenzie Sweetnam

Groovin the Moo announces its 2018 dates and Christmas presale

After a seriously big 2017 that saw amazing sets from the likes of Violent Soho and PNAU, we’re already damn excited about what’s in store for us next year at...

The crowd at Download Festival

Download Festival’s Spanish version gives us clues to the Aussie lineup

There’s not long to wait now until the inaugural edition of Download Festival Australia reveals its lineup to us – just two days, in fact – but that’s not going...

Download Festival stage

Download Festival Australia 2018 announces date, location and more

Let’s not beat around the bush here – we’ve been teased with the arrival of the massive Download Festival in Australia for long enough. Now, it’s finally happening, and we’ve...

Terra Lightfoot holds her Gibson SG

One of North America’s best new rock talents tours Australia this week

Canadian singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot is making a name for herself internationally as one of the rock talents to watch right now, her third album New Mistakes showing off not only...

Members of Linkin Park at their memorial for Chester Bennington

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington tribute gave fans a chance to heal

Review: Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington tribute performance at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, October 27 2017 It might have been easier to have written this as a standard “I...

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Download Festival Australia might have Korn and Limp Bizkit on the lineup

If an interview with Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is to be believed, we may know not one but two of the massive headliners set to play the first ever...

Paul Kelly onstage

Paul Kelly is playing a special Christmas gig with Gang of Youths and more

Paul Kelly contributed one of the all-time great Christmas songs in ‘How To Make Gravy’, and now he’s giving us a pretty bloody good Christmas gig as well, with Gang...

Mac DeMarco grinning

Mac DeMarco, The Internet & more announce Laneway Festival 2018 sideshows

Great news for anyone who can’t manage (for whatever strange reason) to make it to Laneway Festival 2018, or maybe just wants to double up on their favourite headliner, as...