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The Highs And Lows Of Festival Of The Sun

The Highs And Lows Of Festival Of The Sun

The past weekend saw Festival Of The Sun held at Port Macquarie celebrate its 10th birthday in ultimate style, with sets from the likes of Violent Soho,...

Big Freedia’s Musical Tour Of New Orleans

Big Freedia’s Musical Tour Of New Orleans

The New Year sees Big Freedia, the undisputed Queen Diva and New Orleans ambassador of bounce, return to Australia this summer with her phenomenally high energy,...

The Results Of Our 5th Annual Readers Poll

The Results Of Our 5th Annual Readers Poll

For the fourth year in a row, we asked all of you to vote on the year’s best and worst in music, and you came out...

The Clean: I Think This Upcoming Tour Will Be Our Last

The Clean: I Think This Upcoming Tour Will Be Our Last

Before the kool things of Sonic Youth kick-started the DIY indie movement of the ‘80s, well before the noise and alt rock creations of Yo La...

The Records That Changed Ásgeir’s Life

The Records That Changed Ásgeir’s Life

Ever since Ásgeir Trausti shortened his name and released his debut album from Icelandic to English the songwriter has been catapulted from homegrown fame to international tours...

We Met Evan Dando On His Australian Visit, And It Didn’t Go Down So Well

We Met Evan Dando On His Australian Visit, And It Didn’t Go Down So Well

As some readers may have noted Tone Deaf did try to interview Evan Dando prior to his visit to Australia and that article can be seen...

Cold War Kids’ Musical Guide To Longbeach, California

Cold War Kids’ Musical Guide To Longbeach, California

The Cold War Kids, powered by their signature tune ‘Hang Me Up To Dry’ off their stellar debut release Robbers & Cowards from 2006, have cemented...

7 Enlightening Experiences From Meredith 2014

7 Enlightening Experiences From Meredith 2014

Meredith Music Festival in Victoria has developed a reputation that is envied (and even emulated) by many of the countless festivals around the country. For its...

Phil Jamieson’s 6 Favourite Acoustic Performances

Phil Jamieson’s 6 Favourite Acoustic Performances

If there’s one test of a musician’s mettle that will sort the posers from the genuine articles, it’s going unplugged. Everybody knows that any musician worth...

The Doctor Fucked Off And We Were There To Celebrate

The Doctor Fucked Off And We Were There To Celebrate

For nigh on 10 years, Lindsay “The Doctor” McDougall could be heard through those invisible, seemingly incomprehensible waves of matter that travel far and wide to...

The 17 Best Albums Of 2014 You May Have Missed

The 17 Best Albums Of 2014 You May Have Missed

It’s that time of year again. Summer festival season is starting to kick into gear, the release of new music slows and every publication and music...

The Latest Trend In Live Music Is All About The Food

The Latest Trend In Live Music Is All About The Food

Melbourne prides itself on being a multicultural metropolitan, enabling its inhabitants to immerse themselves in different cultures from around the globe all within a very convenient...

A Guide To Aussie Prog Rock, With Caligula’s Horse

A Guide To Aussie Prog Rock, With Caligula’s Horse

While Australia is traditionally thought of as the home of pub rock and, increasingly, talented young bedroom producers, some Aussie music lovers may be surprised to...

We Road Test Sonos, The Ultimate Wireless Sound Experience

We Road Test Sonos, The Ultimate Wireless Sound Experience

Unbeknownst to those who’ve been paying more attention to the ongoing battle between downloads vs. streaming vs. physical sales, a second war has in fact been...

The 7 Albums That Changed Killer Be Killed’s Lives

The 7 Albums That Changed Killer Be Killed’s Lives

“Eventually, the record is gonna sound like whatever it’s gonna sound like, but I knew the combination would sound explosive and powerful, because of the variety...

Inside The Basics’ Election Campaign & The Future Of Music Politics

Inside The Basics’ Election Campaign & The Future Of Music Politics

Phew! What a wild few weeks it has been. With a very healthy 1.5% of the vote from the Victorian state election under our belt, we’ve...

An Essential Guide To Conor Oberst In 7 Albums

An Essential Guide To Conor Oberst In 7 Albums

With countless albums under multiple monikers, not to mention the supergroups, Conor Oberst’s back-catalogue may seem a tad daunting for the uninitiated. But with the right...

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