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Gordi curates mid-week Isol-Aid international edition, feat. Asgeir, Shura + more

Over the last week, some of Australia's most brilliant names have come together on Instagram Live in support of live music. Now, it's going global.

2 days ago

Isol-Aid 2.0, Bridget Hustwaite's Stay In and more ways to support music this week

In the face of the live music sector's most trying times in generations, people are stepping up to fill the blank and keep things moving.

14 days ago

Introducing the Pilerats Patreon, a new home for Pilerats exclusives

It's a weird time at the moment, so Pilerats is launching a Patreon to help keep things chugging and keep the content coming.

23 days ago

A touring bingo rave with Nikki Webster and Rebecca Black in 2020's most cooked event

What more can you want that a high-energy bingo rave, hosted by Alex Dyson, and featuring two of the 2000s' most decisive pop queens?

29 days ago

WAM's Fair Play Report paints a picture for women in West Australian music

The report, which analyses the place of women, trans and non-binary music industry workers, is released alongside International Women's Day.

1 month ago

Southern River Band, Demon Days + more: Meet your In The Pines 2020 lineup

The West Australian live music favourite returns to Somerville Auditorium on Easter Sunday, April 12th.

1 month ago

FYI: POND are doing a one-off Perth show in April before they start their new album

They'll be joined with long-time favourites of the Australian rock world, Children Collide.

1 month ago

Truth, Hypnotech + more: Meet your Wide Open Space Festival second lineup

Joining headliners in Sampa The Great, Briggs and OPIUO, Wide Open Spaces' second lineup explores the underground of dance and hip-hop.

2 months ago

Short Stack announce a big reunion tour because what year is it? 2009?

The Stack is back this July, playing theatre shows with fellow cult heroes Between You & Me.

2 months ago

Sorry folks, but that Tame Impala x Gorillaz collab is probably not happening

That photo that popped up overnight depicting Gorillaz riding their buggy through the cover art of Tame Impala's Currents? Fan-made.

2 months ago

San Francisco, here's your bloody disco: Dom Dolla announces a huge AU tour

The Australian producer is revelling in his newfound success, giving his home country a victory lap of a tour this May.

2 months ago

Sets On The Beach expands nationally for FISHER's AU Beach Party Tour

Get ready to be losin' it around the country this Autumn, with a lineup stacked top to bottom with house and techno favourites.

2 months ago

Shia LaBeouf's next film may be based on the life of Kevin Abstract

The script, which appeared online overnight, "follows a Texas teen as he struggles with identity, finding meaningful relationships, sexual fluidity, and his direction in life."

3 months ago

Tame Impala have just announced a huge AU/NZ arena tour for this April

Led by Kevin Parker, the band will be doing a homecoming trip around the country in support of their latest record, the forthcoming The Slow Rush.

3 months ago

Some of WA's best musicians are coming together to raise cash for bushfire relief

Across a variety of events, everyone from John Butler to Drapht are playing.

3 months ago

Seven years later, and Perth's Street Roller Hockey League is still going strong

If you like drinking and dislike sports, then Street Roller Hockey is - believe it or not - the sport for you.

3 months ago

Mallrat, Baker Boy, Spacey Jane + more: Meet your Hyperfest 2020 lineup

After announcing their return at the tail end of last year, the Perth U18s institution is back and better than ever.

3 months ago

Crooked Colours are kicking off 2020 with a national tour feat. Set Mo, George Alice

The national run comes fresh off a festival-filled new year period, with the group playing Falls Festival and Grapevine Gathering in the months just gone.

3 months ago

Tones And I is the first Australian in three years to have a US top ten single

Not since Sia in 2016 and Iggy Azalea in 2014 has an Australian musician been so commercially successful in the US.

4 months ago

Hyperfest, Perth's all-ages music festival, is making a return in 2020

As one of the state's only all-ages musical events, it's great to see the Midland festival make a return after its cancellation last year.

4 months ago

Sorry folks, that Rage Against The Machine poster - and their Splendour slot - is fake

Australian rock magazine Wall Of Sound has confirmed that it was all a ruse, from an Australian-based music troll.

5 months ago

Lizzo, 2019's unexpected shining star, announces an AU tour (...without Perth)

In addition to playing FOMO Festival at the start of next year, the rising star will also play shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

5 months ago

Falls Festival announced third lineup, including three of WA's best talent

In addition to a bunch of additions on the east coast, the Fremantle leg of the festival grow by three, each act representing the talent of the WA music world.

5 months ago

Stella Donnelly announced as WAMFest headliner, Carla Geneve leads WAMAwards

Carla, alongside Stella, DULCIE, Grace Barbé and Harry Mitchell, emerge victorious from last night’s celebration of Perth music.

5 months ago

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