The Plot Returns To Give A Leg-Up To Emerging Bands In 2016

The Plot Returns To Give A Leg-Up To Emerging Bands In 2016

One of Australia’s most acclaimed young boutique events, The Plot has announced they will be returning this November to once again shine the spotlight on

Fate Of 17 Aussie Venues Uncertain After Company Collapse

Fate Of 17 Aussie Venues Uncertain After Company Collapse

The fate of some 17 Australian live music venues and night spots is now looking uncertain as The Keystone Group, the group behind venues like


Never Mind Like A Version, Here’s Aussie Legends Covering Punk Classics

Never Mind Like A Version, Here’s Aussie Legends Covering Punk Classics

If you’ve been wondering why Double J has sounded extra bratty, snotty, and in your face this month, it’s because they’ve been celebrating 40 years


The Delta Riggs Frontman: “You C***s Lost Yourself An Encore Because Of That”

The Delta Riggs Frontman: “You C***s Lost Yourself An Encore Because Of That”

We’ve covered inappropriate gig behaviour at length here at Tone Deaf. We even came up with a list of the behaviours and activities that we


Another Day, Another Awesome New Live Music Venue Coming To Melbourne

Another Day, Another Awesome New Live Music Venue Coming To Melbourne

To paraphrase Jan Brady, “Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne!” It’s always about Melbourne, isn’t it? It’s not enough that it’s free of lockout laws and has politicians


Gordi Announces Homecoming East Coast Tour Dates

Gordi Announces Homecoming East Coast Tour Dates

Gordi has been the name on lips all over the country for a while now. She unveiled her debut EP, Clever Disguise, last month after


Hellions Celebrate New Album With National Tour

Hellions Celebrate New Album With National Tour

One of the most promising young heavy bands to come out of Australia in recent years, Hellions have announced they will be celebrating the 29th


How To Make Your Start In The Aussie Music Industry A Little Easier

How To Make Your Start In The Aussie Music Industry A Little Easier

Following the huge response to their 2015 fundraising campaign, the organisers of The Seed Fund have announced the launch of their 2016 grants round. Applications


Meet The Swedish Band That Turned Down Kevin Parker In 2007

Meet The Swedish Band That Turned Down Kevin Parker In 2007

By now you’re probably aware of the footage of a young(er) Tame Impala playing a Perth music festival to a fairly sparse crowd back in


Courtney Barnett & Tired Lion Caught In Emergency Festival Evacuation

Courtney Barnett & Tired Lion Caught In Emergency Festival Evacuation

Mother Nature has not been very kind to music festivals so far this year. She’s led to the impromptu cancellation of several notable events, including


Friendlyjordies Tears Into Triple J Listeners Hard

Friendlyjordies Tears Into Triple J Listeners Hard

Australia’s YouTube-based moral compass, friendlyjordies, is known for tackling Australia’s most pertinent socio-political issues with his famed irreverence and his cast of satirical characters (we


Inside The Secret Bali Retreat Where The World’s Biggest Hits Are Written

Inside The Secret Bali Retreat Where The World’s Biggest Hits Are Written

We all have a romantic idea about how a hit song gets written. It starts with one songwriter who brings it to their band or


UNIFY Gathering Hit Back At Critics Of 2016 Lineup

UNIFY Gathering Hit Back At Critics Of 2016 Lineup

The organisers of UNIFY Gathering are the latest to respond to criticism that their lineup is overly populated by male acts. In a lineup of


Backstage With The Aussies At Glastonbury 2016

Backstage With The Aussies At Glastonbury 2016

You’d think it’d be hard for Glatsonbury Festival to top themselves every year but they always manage to do it. The massive lineup this year


Dune Rats Buddies Skegss Announce National Tour

Dune Rats Buddies Skegss Announce National Tour

Byron-based rockers Skegss have come barrelling out of a cannon and exploded all over the Aussie rock scene, winning last year’s triple j Unearthed Splendour


How The Government Gets In The Way Of Aussie Live Music

How The Government Gets In The Way Of Aussie Live Music

Lockout laws, whether in Sydney or in Queensland, have become the go-to boogeyman for governmental overreach as far as Australia’s live music scene is concerned.


Meet The Aussie Band Still Playing The World’s Longest Residency

Meet The Aussie Band Still Playing The World’s Longest Residency

At a time when job security is dwindling and a growing number of the nation’s workforce is underemployed or looking for work, you have to




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