Poll: How do you feel about Aussie music festivals?

Festivals are one of the most popular ways for Aussie music fans to see their favourite artists and enjoy a good time with mates. But with current reports of poor crowd behaviour, rising ticket prices and scalping, more rules and regulations, and less star-studded (more localised) lineups — Australian music festivals like many other things in life, are evolving. As the big music festivals continue to fold, we … Continue reading Poll: How do you feel about Aussie music festivals?

Crackdown on ticket reselling corruption before it ruins the industry: Australian music giants

Violent Soho tickets selling for AUD$300, up from an original AUD$50 — Elton John tickets going for a minimum of AUD$450, from an original minimum of AUD$99 — the culture of ticket resales is frustrating artists, conning fans and screwing the industry. Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has filed complaints with the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) to investigate Ticketmaster Resale and Viagogo — platforms in which scalping kings … Continue reading Crackdown on ticket reselling corruption before it ruins the industry: Australian music giants

Falls Festival 2016/17 set times announced

Byron gets Childish Gambino —  Lorne gets The Avalanches — and Marion Bay gets Violent Soho —  for the countdown at least… Falls Festival have announced the 2016/17 set times for all festivals, so it’s time to get the highlighter out and plan your party antics for each set. In Lorne and Marion Bay, the lineups have been cleverly organised to minimise any clashes — so … Continue reading Falls Festival 2016/17 set times announced

Five Genre-bending artists making their mark in 2016

There’s nothing like music that is surprising, challenging and unpredictable — sounds that you can’t quite slot into a traditional category. Here are five artists we’re loving, who bend genres like Alakazam does spoons. Anderson .Paak Origin: Oxnard, California, USA You’ll dig it if you like: Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean Composing boom bap through collecting gospel, neo-soul, disco and house — welcome to the world of Anderson .Paak. The uniquely talented singer/rapper/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has … Continue reading Five Genre-bending artists making their mark in 2016

Five bangers from 2015 you should revisit

We’re over hump day and thinking about the weekend. These five songs may have flown under your radar, but along with drinks and good company it is recommended that you add them to your pre-drinks’ agenda ASAP. Rae Sremmurd – No Type (Fawks Flip)  This remix is much like an innocent prisoner: it is difficult to comprehend exactly how it has managed to remain locked away … Continue reading Five bangers from 2015 you should revisit

Lift more with the right music

  You’re at the gym. You put on our favourite tune, full blast… and for some reason it feels like you’re able to lift the world. Is there any science behind it? Can listening to certain songs somehow crawl through certain neural pathways — muscles and bones in your body — and make you lift more weight? Research says yes. In fact, David-Lee Priest, Psychologist and researcher … Continue reading Lift more with the right music