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Hilltop Hoods Slammed By Local Residents Over “Horrific Noise Pollution”

Hilltop Hoods Slammed By Local Residents Over “Horrific Noise Pollution”

While it looks as though Melbourne could now be safe from noise complaint bullying, which has long been the scourge of the city’s vibrant music scene,...

One Of These Aussie Bands Is About To Get $50K Richer

One Of These Aussie Bands Is About To Get $50K Richer

One of these Aussie bands is about to get $50,000 richer after the shortlist for the second Carlton Dry Global Music Grant was officially announced, off the...

Triple J Hammered For Playing “Smut” In Awkward Exchange

Triple J Hammered For Playing “Smut” In Awkward Exchange

National youth broadcaster triple j is one of the most influential music outlets in Australia, and as a result cops more than it’s fair share of...

Watch Wasted Kids At Splendour Asked To Solve World Problems

Watch Wasted Kids At Splendour Asked To Solve World Problems

Is there anything better than interviewing wasted festival-goers? Perfected by US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel and his Lie Witness News series in which members of...

Tweet Sends Kanye West Into Mid Concert Rant In Melbourne

Tweet Sends Kanye West Into Mid Concert Rant In Melbourne

It isn’t a Kanye West concert without a rant, and fans in Melbourne last night were not disappointed. Recent shows have kept his trademark rants to a minimum,...

How Spotify Is Crushing Music Piracy In Australia

How Spotify Is Crushing Music Piracy In Australia

It might be a bit early to call it mutiny on the music piracy bounty yet, but new figures suggest that illegal downloads have taken a...

Album Pulled From Aussie Indie Awards In Hilariously Revealing Mistake

Album Pulled From Aussie Indie Awards In Hilariously Revealing Mistake

Yesterday, the nominations for Australian Independent Record Labels Association’s (AIR) awards were unveiled, with this year’s nominees including a stunning array of the country’s brightest emerging...

Kanye West Yeezus Pop Up Shop Opens In Melbourne

Kanye West Yeezus Pop Up Shop Opens In Melbourne

The world’s gone pop up mad and the music community isn’t immune to the phenomena; from pop up live music venues, to the One Direction pop...

Violent Soho, Chet Faker Lead AIR Awards 2014 Nominations

Violent Soho, Chet Faker Lead AIR Awards 2014 Nominations

The AIR Awards 2014 nominations have been revealed as the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) unveils the list of artists up for a gong at...

Massive Win By Melbourne’s Live Music Scene Against Developers

Massive Win By Melbourne’s Live Music Scene Against Developers

After ongoing delays on long-held promises, the Melbourne live music scene has at last getting some of the protection it needs from noise complaints and encroaching...

Triple J Say They Won’t Play Bliss N Eso Following Misogyny Backlash

Triple J Say They Won’t Play Bliss N Eso Following Misogyny Backlash

The dust is beginning to settle on the fury surrounding offensive comments made by one half of Aussie hip hop group Bliss N Eso earlier this...

Aussie Musician Pens Must-Read Open Letter On Misogyny In Music

Aussie Musician Pens Must-Read Open Letter On Misogyny In Music

The local hip hop community has been in the spotlight this week following the backlash against Bliss N Eso after a series of offensive instagram photos by MC Eso....

Proof The Sydney Lockout Has Made The City More Dangerous

Proof The Sydney Lockout Has Made The City More Dangerous

Sydney’s live music venues have been suffering all year under the oppression of tough lockout laws that were rushed through Parliament in January. The city’s music scene has put up...

Gotye And His Bandmates To Enter Politics, & They Want Your Vote

Gotye And His Bandmates To Enter Politics, & They Want Your Vote

Peter Garrett might be out of parliament (and turning down Midnight Oil reunion offers) but following on from the likes of Rose Tattoo’s Angry Anderson and country music...

Amity Affliction “Shocked & Appalled” Over Security Guard Incident

Amity Affliction “Shocked & Appalled” Over Security Guard Incident

We all just let out a collective sigh of resignation today at Tone Deaf, as we’re sure a number of women reading this will too. It’s...

Help Support Aussie Musicians With This Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

Help Support Aussie Musicians With This Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

Sadly, there are very few safety nets available to people working in the Australian music industry, most of who don’t have super, sick leave, or any...

Aussie Hype Band Releases Debut Album Over 30 Years Later

Aussie Hype Band Releases Debut Album Over 30 Years Later

An Australian band that were set to surf the New Wave boom of the 80s only to dissolve before they hit their heyday has found a...

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