Perth’s Brass Monkey Apologises After Hanging Sexually Offensive Signs Everywhere

How could they have thought this was a good idea? Perth’s Brass Monkey Hotel hosted a frat-themed party and in keeping with the theme, hung a bunch of large, sexist signs out the front of the pub. As Perth Now reports, the signs sported such charming slogans as “We teach...

The Pirate Bay Is Now Blocked In Australia – But It’s Still So Easy To Access

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story may have been construed as enabling piracy, which was not the publication’s intention whatsoever. Tone Deaf in no way encourages piracy, and the story has been updated to better reflect our intentions. The Federal Court passed copyright legislation midway through last year...

‘January 26’ Protest Organiser Is Confident Triple J Won’t Interfere

As reported earlier this week, there is a Facebook-led movement to protest the date of the Hottest 100, by voting for A.B. Original’s powerful protest song ‘January 26’ in the countdown. The event explains that: “By voting for a song which is both an explanation and rejection of the idea...

Mark Zuckerberg Built An Artificial Intelligence To Play RHCP Songs

“My personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI to run my home — like Jarvis in Iron Man.” This was Mark Zuckerberg’s goal for the year, and it looks like he has indeed built his own Jarvis, and named it… Jarvis. Judging by a blog post he...

This Parody Of That Embarrassing Sydney Nightlife Ad Is Depressingly Accurate

By now we’ve all had a laugh at that ridiculously out of touch advertisement by the NSW Government depressingly spruiking all that Sydney’s night-life has to offer, such as over-priced cinemas, tacky night markets, VR gaming, inner-city construction, and cheap parking. Well for those thousands upon thousands of people that...

You’re Probably Breaking Aussie Copyright Law 80 Times A Day

That email you just replied to. If you kept a copy of the original email you received in your reply, then you’ve just broken Australian copyright law. In fact, it’s one of roughly 80 times you will break copyright law today, according to figures in the Productivity Commission report presented...

Pearl Jam Are Getting Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Pearl Jam will be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, alongside fellow inductees: Journey, Yes, ELO, Joan Baez and – oddly enough – Tupac Shakur. Chic’s Nile Rodgers will be given the Award For Musical Excellence. Artists are able to be inducted in the Hall...

Someone Was Just Sentenced To A Year In Prison For Music Piracy

We’re never going to condone piracy of any sort (although we really are a bit miffed hearing how good Westworld apparently is…), but it’s hard not to wince at the harsh example made of a man who was just sentenced to a year in prison for music piracy in the U.K. As...

Barry Gibb Pulls Out Of Bluesfest And Aussie Tour

Barry Gibb is the second major star from the still-massive Bluesfest 2017 lineup to cancel over the past few weeks, after he is forced to cancel his entire Australian tour. Gibb follows Neil Young in exiting the Bluesfest lineup, with Young pulling the plug on his Australian visit late last...

Spotify Has Finally Won Out Over The Black Keys

In 2014, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney told The Seattle Times, “My whole thing about music is: if somebody’s making money then the artist should be getting a fair cut of it. The owner of Spotify is worth something like 3 billion dollars… he’s richer than Paul McCartney and he’s...

Our Government’s New Ambassador For Live Music Is… Shannon Noll

Nollsie has taken a desk job of sorts, being tapped at the Government’s new ambassador for live music. Noll will be working in tandem with the Live Music Office to launch a series of regional music festivals. As an artist who regularly tours in regional venues, Noll is well aware...

There’s A Push To Protest The Hottest 100 By Voting For ‘January 26’

There’s a very reasonable movement suggesting that perhaps triple j should move the date of the Hottest 100 from Australia Day to a less murderous, mournful day of the year. A few months ago, after the pressure to change the date intensified, triple j released a statement saying they had...

Corner Hotel Instagram Takeover Goes Horribly Wrong

Northeast Party House used a Corner Hotel Instagram take over last night to prank everyone, by “announcing” seven intimate Radiohead shows, to take place in May. Not surprisingly the Internet went into overdrive, the post was quickly pulled, and The Corner Hotel are probably rethinking their social media strategy.  ...

Tegan and Sara Launch LGBTQ Foundation

Tegan and Sara have announced the formation of their own LGBTQ foundation, aimed at helping women and girls. The Tegan and Sara Foundation will support “economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women” and was inspired in part by interacting with LGBTQ fans over the years, and hearing...

Peking Duk Have Teamed Up With Kappa For Their Own Custom Tracksuit

Peking Duk have teamed with king of the late-’90s tracksuit Kappa, to bring fans a collection of unisex clothing, which includes tees and – of course – a branded tracksuit. The trackies go for a reasonable $120, and are available exclusively through Glue Stores. As Adam Hyde of Peking Duk...