How One Local Hero Saved The Tivoli

How One Local Hero Saved The Tivoli

As Brisbanites are forced to grow accustomed to living under the newly enforced lockout laws, the city’s live music scene is bracing itself for some

Diplo Just Dropped The Best Music Festival Promo Of 2016

Diplo Just Dropped The Best Music Festival Promo Of 2016

Diplo has gone and confirmed everything we thought about superstar DJs and he’s done it with the help of James Van Der Beek, whom you


How Much You Can Make As A Tribute Act In Australia

How Much You Can Make As A Tribute Act In Australia

It may not be the dream of many an aspiring musician, but there’s money to be made in the world of tribute acts and if


SXSW Opens 2017 Submissions For Aussie Artists

SXSW Opens 2017 Submissions For Aussie Artists

SXSW, the annual conference of music, film, culture, and arts in Austin, Texas, has announced the opening of its 2016 submissions for Australian artists and


Apple Are About To Finally Put An End To Phones At Gigs

Apple Are About To Finally Put An End To Phones At Gigs

Phones at gigs. Yep, we’ve covered it, but it looks as though there may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel. No,


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


The Truth About Million Dollar Record Label Deals

The Truth About Million Dollar Record Label Deals

Whilst the internet has opened up previously unimaginable DIY pathways to success for bands and musicians, many artists still covet that legendary seven-figure major label


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




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