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To celebrate the eighth birthday of Section 8, the popular Melbourne venue is hosting an eight-day bash, which includes INBTWN on 13 Mar featuring Dizz 1, JPS, Nam, Rintrah and A13, and a free laneway party on 16 Mar including sets from Rat & Co, Otologic, Kirkis and more, plus a surprise international guest.
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International beatboxing sensation Tom Thum and lyrical genius Jamie MacDowell arrive at Howler on 15 Mar to combine heartfelt songwriting, melodic fingerwork and heavyhitting world-class beatboxing in an hour long Voltron of sound.
Opening this week at Melbourne Theatre Company is Lally Katz’s Neighbourhood Watch, directed by Simon Stone. This show was a smash hit at Sydney’s Belvoir in 2011. It’s a comedy about love, hope, death and pets. Neighbourhood Watch starts at The Sumner on 17 Mar running to 26 Apr.
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GLITTER AND TRAUMA
If you’re yet to climb some Mountains with Biffy Clyro then do yourself a favour and change that situation this year. One of the biggest rock bands in Europe, the boys have headlined Reading, sold out Wembley Arena, and are excited about returning to Australian stages after playing to adoring crowds across Soundwave 2014. Experience these Scottish greats at the height of their powers, 4 Sep, The Tivoli, Brisbane; 5 Sep, Enmore Theatre, Sydney; 7 Sep, Palais Theatre, Melbourne; and 12 Sep, Metro City, Perth.
BIG MAN PLANS
Charismatic hip hop hero Action Bronson is set to be one of the highlights on the upcoming Groovin The Moo tour. But although you can take the city boy out to the country, you can’t keep the city boy content out there, which is why the New York MC has announced some capital headline dates around the country. Catch him 30 Apr, Metro Theatre, Sydney; 1 May, Corner Hotel, Melbourne; 7 May, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; and 9 May, Villa Nightclub, Perth.
CLASH OF THE TITANS
A night for the heads and the purists, legendary hip hop producers Pete Rock and DJ Premier will be bringing their Collusion event out to Oz, the American pair perform as a duo, and in both collaborative and versus sets. These huge nights of beat and rhyme happen 1 May, Capitol, Perth; 2 May, 170 Russell, Melbourne; 3 May, The Hi-Fi, Sydney; and 9 May, Arena, Brisbane.
BIG WIN FOR BIG SCARY
Congratulations are definitely in order for Melbourne duo Big Scary, who have beaten out more than 300 longlisted domestic acts to take home the ninth annual Australian Music Prize, the Coopers AMP recipients taking home the first prize check of $30,000 for their second LP Not Art. Acclaimed Grammy Award winning producer Steve Lillywhite presented the group with the award at The Basement in Sydney.
SOUND ALL AROUND
Although the hype machine would have you believe otherwise, Oscar Key Sung is only just getting around to releasing his debut EP. Holograms captures the prodigious Melbourne songwriter and producer at his most daring and emotive, his alt-R&B jams taking you from the bedroom to the dancefloor and back again. Hear these new songs first 14 Mar, Trinity Bar, Canberra; 11 Apr, Star Bar, Bendigo; 19 Apr, Howler, Melbourne; 24 Apr, Goodgod Small Club, Sydney; 26 Apr, Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane; and 1 May, The Bird, Perth.
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Hip hop sensation Bam Bam is dropping The Good Life later this month and to celebrate he’s taking his party bangers on the road: 2 Apr, Happy Club, Newcastle; 3 Apr, Manning Bar, Sydney; 4 Apr, Bowler Bar, Brisbane; 5 Apr, Solbar, Maroochydore; 12 Apr, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne; and 19 Apr, Amplifier, Perth, with Savo supporting. Proudly presented by The Music.
BEGINNING OF THE END
Misery Signals are back with new album Absent Light, and they’ll be taking their metal precision and punk attitude on tour with Stories in tow: Amplifier Bar, Perth, 8 May; YMCA HQ, Perth, 9 May; The Espy, Melbourne, 10 May; Break The Ice Festival, Lilydale Showgrounds, Melbourne, 11 May (Stories not appearing); ANU Bar, Canberra, 15 May; The Hi-Fi, Sydney, 16 May; The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, 17 May; and The Lab, Brisbane, 18 May.
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The full line-up for mini-fest Free Your Mind has been unveiled. Headlined by the festival’s curators Northlane, other acts include Thy Art Is Murder (pictured), Veil Of Maya, Volumes and Make Them Suffer. The minifest visits The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, 22 May; Metro Theatre, Sydney, 23 May; The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, 24 May; Zierholz, Canberra, 25 May; Fly By Night, Fremantle, 28 May; The Capitol, Perth, 29 May; and The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, 31 May and 1 Jun. And don’t forget to enter theMusic.com.au’s competition for your band’s chance to open the festival in your city! Proudly presented by The Music.
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LEAVING RESIDUE THE PERCH CREEK FAMILY JUGBAND
The Perch Creek Family Jugband will release their second studio album Jumping On The Highwire on 19 Mar through Vitamin Records, introducing the world to a sound the group call “psychedelic jug band” – steam-powered roots music plugged into 3,000 volts of inner city creative energy and a fearless spirit. They’ll show you exactly what that means at the album launch at The Hi-Fi, 10 May.
Bonjah are set to release their third independent album Beautiful Wild on 18 Apr. They’re launching it at Corner Hotel on 9 May, playing the album in its entirety before revisiting track from their previous albums.
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Sydney heavy act Hellions have announced their We Are The Wild Ones Tour, which will bring their Die Young album cycle to a close before they head back into the studio. Joined by Trophy Eyes, Hellions make their way to the Reverence Hotel, 9 May and Wrangler Studios, Footscray (all ages), 10 May.
Summer Flake is back with a new video for her track Forever Here And Now. Stephanie Crase, the woman who single-handedly wrote, recorded, mixed and played every instrument on her debut album You Can Have It All will perform as Summer Flake at Kelvin Club, 3 Apr and The Public Bar, 5 Apr.
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UK DJ and producer Girl Unit will be returning to Australia this July, bringing his classic 808/909 rhythm tracks, icy rap/grime/ R&B instrumentals and club tools to Revolver Upstairs, 12 Jul. Feel the bass in your place.
Ginger & The Ghost are playing some east coast shows to celebrate the launch of their forthcoming EP Call Up The Whales – set for digital release on 28 Mar. The two mixed media artists will bring their alt-pop to Boney on 27 Mar.
All you patient Anathema fans can rejoice, as the UK rock/metal band are finally coming to Australia for the first time in their almost 25-year existence. They bring their melodic, heavy music to the stage at the Corner Hotel on 23 Aug.
Canadian country music star Lindi Ortega heads to Australia in April for sets at Gumball, Boogie Festival and National Folk Festival and two intimate solo shows. She plays odes to loneliness and bearded hipster men from her latest album, Tin Star, at The Toff In Town on 22 Apr.
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Kilter will join Art Vs Science at Corner Hotel on 10 Apr. Monster Magnet are bringing King Of The North along for the ride on 6 Apr at 170 Russell, along with locals Matt Sonic & The High Times, and Don Fernando. Ella Hooper has announced her support for her single launch at Northcote Social Club on 4 Apr: Jack Colwell & The Owls.
Sydney electronic pop artist Thief has announced he’ll be playing some shows for his national Closer EP tour, with support from Nicole Millar. Thief ’s had a busy 2014 so far, supporting The Aston Shuffle and now heading to the US for SXSW. Catch him at Shebeen on 22 Mar.
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Geelong band Residual have released their new single Numbered, from their forthcoming debut EP, and are celebrating with an east coast tour. With each member having spent time in at least one hardcore band at some point, they’ll show off the sum of their parts at The Courthouse Theatre, Geelong, 14 Mar; Wool Exchange, Geelong, 21 Mar (supporting British India); Beav’s Bar, Geelong, Apr 10; The Loft, Warrnambool, Apr 12; The Toff In Town, Apr 27. Proudly presented by The Music.
A BIT OF SWAY
With her third album, Sway, Amaya Laucirica cements her presence in the Australian music landscape. Layered acoustic and electronic sounds permeate the record, with Laucirica’s emotional vocals always at the forefront. Witness her live at Beav’s Bar, Geelong, 15 May; The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, 17 May; The Curtin, 24 May.
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