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Hit Or Shit? The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

Hit Or Shit? The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

Few bands have held such uncertainty in their future as The Smashing Pumpkins. With their evolution from a grunge favourite of the 1990s to a more...

Why Violent Soho Are The Saviours Of Aussie Rock

Why Violent Soho Are The Saviours Of Aussie Rock

To describe the year Violent Soho have had since the release of their sophomore album ‘Hungry Ghost’ as anything but revolutionary would be a crime. One...

The Datsuns Prove The Garage Rock Revival Isn’t Dead

The Datsuns Prove The Garage Rock Revival Isn’t Dead

Back in 2002, garage rock seemed to rule the airwaves. Bands like The Hives, The White Stripes, The Strokes, and the Hellacopters had finally become household...

Hit Or Shit? AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’

Hit Or Shit? AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’

While it would be questionable to call Rock or Bust, the much talked-about 16th studio effort from Australian hard rock icons AC/DC, a “highly anticipated release”,...

Why Australia Needs A Psych Festival

Why Australia Needs A Psych Festival

In a season so densely packed with festivals, each exhaustingly touting an international act more unmissable and indiscernible from the last, there emerges – from those...

The 9 Things We Learnt From The 2014 ARIAs

The 9 Things We Learnt From The 2014 ARIAs

The ARIAs are everyone’s favourite love-to-hate awards show. They’re the perfect target for our nation’s chronic tall poppy syndrome, and the (few) people who actually watch...

Dallas Frasca: Why Is Nudity More Offensive Than Misogyny?

Dallas Frasca: Why Is Nudity More Offensive Than Misogyny?

Returning from their fourth triumphant tour overseas in the past 18 months, Melbourne three-piece riff rockers, Dallas Frasca are set to celebrate their international successes and...

The Best Moments From Melbourne Music Week 2014

The Best Moments From Melbourne Music Week 2014

So the final days of November mark the end of yet another Melbourne Music Week. Now in its fifth year, Melbourne Music Week’s 2014 program was bigger and bolder than...

9 ARIA Awards Moments We’d Rather Forget

9 ARIA Awards Moments We’d Rather Forget

The ARIA Awards will soon be upon us and we’re already beginning to feel the excitement. Naturally, that excitement is mixed with an equal amount of...

Why Everybody Is Talking About The Preatures

Why Everybody Is Talking About The Preatures

In the four short years since formation, The Preatures have become one of the most talked about new Australian bands, and after the release of their...

Josh Pyke’s 6 Favourite Records Of 2014

Josh Pyke’s 6 Favourite Records Of 2014

One of Australia’s favourite singer songwriters Josh Pyke had just embareked on the third leg of his national Lone Wolf tour. So far the Lone Wolf...

The Best Moments From AWME 2014

The Best Moments From AWME 2014

Established in 2008, the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo has become the undisputed premier world and roots music industry conference of the Southern Hemisphere. Calling Melbourne its...

Why Flight Facilities Are Soaring Above The Pack

Why Flight Facilities Are Soaring Above The Pack

Flight Facilities need no introduction, especially on the Australian indie electronic scene. However, after a lengthy stay in the hanger and prolonged taxiing on the runway,...

The 9 Reasons You Need To Go To Paradise Festival

The 9 Reasons You Need To Go To Paradise Festival

We’ve already made it more than clear that we’ve got love for Paradise Music Festival, having pegged it as a boutique Aussie event well worth your...

Does Pink Floyd’s First Album In 20 Years Live Up To The Hype?

Does Pink Floyd’s First Album In 20 Years Live Up To The Hype?

Prog rock legends Pink Floyd have just released a new album. If that’s not enough to excite even the most casual of Floyd fans, consider that...

The 8 Things We Learnt At Face The Music 2014

The 8 Things We Learnt At Face The Music 2014

The seventh annual Face The Music (FTM) summit at Arts Centre Melbourne just wrapped up its two-day event, giving emerging musicians and industry peeps the opportunity...

The Top 5 Athletes Turned Musicians, According To You Beauty

The Top 5 Athletes Turned Musicians, According To You Beauty

Sydney four piece You Beauty have just re-released their killer LP Jersey Flegg on vinyl (via Rice Is Nice Records) which they’ll be taking on the road with their...