This Week’s 9 Best Local Gigs Under $15

Loving live music isn’t just about attending music festivals and seeing an international artist’s massive arena show. Even the biggest of big-name headliners started in the trenches, on the sticky carpets and bandrooms of your local bars and pubs – which is exactly where you should be if you want to...

Boomerang Festival Announces Full 2013 Lineup

The full Boomerang Festival 2013 lineup has been announced today. After drip-feeding several additions over the last few months, the final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place and the final curtain drawn on the list of bands, artists, dancers, and other performers for the eclectic Boomerang Festival 2013...

Boomerang Festival 2013 Lineup Expands With Indigenous All-Star Ensemble

The Boomerang Festival, a unique celebration of Indigenous culture and music to be held on the long weekend of Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of October at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, the regular home of Byron Bay’s award-winning Bluesfest, today has a very special addition to its inaugural lineup. Joining...

Gurrumul, Archie Roach, Ernie Dingo & More To Play New Indigenous Music Festival

Today the first of many eclectic announcements has arrived for Boomerang Festival – an Indigenous festival for all Australians. Boomerang Festival is the first of its kind. Never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual...

Big Day Out 2013: Melbourne

After a tumultuous 2012, in which Big Day Out lost its feet and status as the country’s biggest touring festival, this year was touted as a rebirth. A new partnership deal with C3 Presents, an image make over, and a promise to make right the mistakes of last year’s wrongs...

The Living End

For many bands, going on a national tour is already a massive task, to play an album in full is that little bit more complicated – as they have to re-learn songs that they may not have played in a while, if at all. The Living End, one of Australia’s...

Big Day Out 2013 Lineup Gets Bigger, Lilypad Returns, Set Times Released

We were starting to think we’d heard the last from Big Day Out, who over the past few weeks have announced the Chow Town lineup in Sydney and Melbourne, and announced a Mexican wrestling bar. But it turns out the iconic festival had a few more tricks up its sleeve....

Music Identities Land Nominations For Australian Of The Year

As Australia Day fast approaches, the music community is welcoming the news that two of their own will be in the running to take out one of Australia’s most prestigious accolades. Northern Territory Indigenous music label Skinnyfish Music’s founders Michael Hohnen and Mark Grose were announced as NT finalists in...

Bleach Festival Announce 2013 Lineup

Kicking off proceedings in the list of headliners are Aussie hip-hops spiritual leaders, Sydney’s URTHBOY. Urthboy have recently secured the coveted triple j feature album of the week and a Top 15 debut on the ARIA album chart. Joining them is Melbourne’s ARIA award nominated kings of indie disco OH...

Sunday Roast: The Unnecessary Side Project

Web definition: “In popular music, a side project is a project undertaken by one or more persons already known for their involvement in another band. It can also be an artist or a band temporarily switching to a different style.” We’ve all been there. You’re listening to the radio when...