Fat Wreck Chords VIPs and Paul Kelly among newly announced BIGSOUND speakers

BIGSOUND keeps on churning out the good stuff, now announcing their second speaker announcement for the 2018 conference. Leading the names on this run, iconic US punk label Fat Wreck Chords are going to have a presence with label founder Erin Kelly-Burkett and Lagwagon‘s Joey Cape set to represent, with Australian legend Paul Kelly also confirmed to appear. Gusher…

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The 13th AMP moves to Melbourne again in 2018; Sampa the Great, Jen Cloher & more up for top prize

The Australian Music Prize has revealed its anticipated shortlist for 2018, following a run of meetings in Sydney earlier this month by the prize’s judging panel, helmed by AMP Chairperson and Hoodoo Gurus frontman, Dave Faulkner. The panel this year welcomed producer Charles Fisher, musician Melinda Schneider and CMC’s Group Program Manager Tim Daley to the fold, as the panel deliberated…

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of…

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen…

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A Reminder: A Weekend in the Gardens offers up possibly the best way to spend your weekend in Melbourne

Starting on Friday, A Weekend in The Gardens is giving Melbourne music lovers three days of prime live music. From one of Australia’s greatest songwriters in Paul Kelly, to some of the country’s best hip hop artists and songwriting collectives, the three-day festival event is not like your usual branded series of shows. Playing to the likes…

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