The ARIAs – A Quick Trip Down Memory Lane

As I sit in a hotel room less than three kilometres from The Star in Sydney where, later today, the biggest night on Australia’s music industry calendar will be held for the 33rd year (which, I suspect, will be dominated by Tones & I, which is why she’s the featured pic for this story) I have been scouring the official ARIA YouTube channel and uncovered … Continue reading The ARIAs – A Quick Trip Down Memory Lane

First Lineup Announcement for New All Ages Festival

When Shepparton’s brand new all-ages Land of Plenty festival was announced two weeks ago, we were promised some of ‘Australia’s hottest bands’ – and they’ve certainly delivered with part one of their stellar line-up. All of this plus art displays, carnival rides, food trucks, market stalls, and, rumour has it there is still a second headliner, more acts and DJs yet to be announced. Headlining the … Continue reading First Lineup Announcement for New All Ages Festival

Spiderbait on Summer Festivals, Hotter Than Hell and… new Music?

Spiderbait has been one of the more active bands on the Hotter Than Hell lineup since ‘reforming’ in 2013. The band toured for the anniversary of their hit record, Ivy & The Big Apples, as well as played some massive lineups, including A Day On The Green with The Living End, Veruca Salt and Tumbleweed. Girl caught up with guitarist Damian Whitty (aka Whitt) to … Continue reading Spiderbait on Summer Festivals, Hotter Than Hell and… new Music?

Townsville Rock Fest Goes Country

Townsville Rock Fest has a new look and new format for 2018 – it has Gone Country. The event will feature headline acts The McClymonts and Troy Cassar-Daley, alongside last year’s winner of The Voice, Judah Kelly; contestants from this year’s Team Jonas, Homegrown; Charters Towers country musician Tony Cook; Townsville’s Brook ‘Josie’ Roberts, and Townsville rock outfit Bad Influence. For the first time, the … Continue reading Townsville Rock Fest Goes Country

Bringing Live Music Home – Literally

It’s a relatively new concept, but it’s taking off in a big way. An Australian-born web site that is “the Airbnb for live music venues” is bringing back intimacy and one-on-one interaction between musicians and punters alike. The site is called Parlour, and is the brainchild of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Matt Walters, who wanted to give up and coming musos an opportunity to build their careers, and … Continue reading Bringing Live Music Home – Literally

ComMOOnity Spirit

Wanna get involved with Groovin The Moo? The touring regional Aussie festival is offering even more opportunities than previous years for everyone to get into the ‘commoonity’ spirit. Of course, the annual Unearthed comp is happening as always, except this year they’re also on the search for an additional producer in Maitland and Bendigo to play the new party stage, The Plot. To be eligible … Continue reading ComMOOnity Spirit