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King Gizzard Compilation of Songs from Each Album Into the Ultimate EP

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a group that require no introduction, so we’ll keep it short. Innovation, talent, versatility and full-blown-psychedelic-weirdness should sum up the most pivotal aspects of this fantastically whacky musical cohort. Long time curators of weird psych and whacked-out riffage, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard…
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Graham Nash Talks About Love, Music and the Demise of Crosby, Stills and Nash

Graham Nash is a simple man of many intricacies. At the core of his career withCrosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes Young) he had mastered the art of taking the conscious on a wild journey through his words and harmonies, soaring seamlessly through a range of moods, sentiments, and styles. With his first solo record in 14 years This Path Tonight due to join many playlists on …
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9 Reasons Tame Impala and Dem Covers Have You Sorted

Why shell out your hard earned coin on the things that groweth, when you can just listen to Tame Impala psychedelically cover a bunch of already left of the narrow garden path tracks? We love our originals songs. We love our covers. They each have a specific nook in the voluminous passages of our trilling heart. Yet, it is when covers start to take on a life of their own, as if somehow transcending…
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Saint Henry – Silverback

A Silverback. While the urban definition is typically applied to a dude with a high ego that lifts weights, this insult holds a deeper meaning that derives from our ancient predecessors: Gorillas. For those who aren’t an expert with their primate species, a Silverback is “a mature male mountain gorilla, distinguished by an area of white or silvery hair across the back, and the dominant member…
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Jesse Redwing – Crawlin’ Up The Walls

Returning to the original seed of rock and roll, stemming from the pure roots of the blues, Jesse Redwing and his crew (Nick Meredith on drums, and Brendan Clark on bass) have been nurturing the souls of many at packed-out gigs around town as of late. The Sydney-based trio of blues hustlers are creating some contagious grooves, with a soft rock and roll edge that fuses together…
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Summer Flake – Hello Friends

It’s an unusual feeling to be both comforted and unsettled by a piece of music but somehow this is the feeling Summer Flake’s latest release exudes. Laden with rich compositions and the ambling voice of Stephanie Crase, Hello Friends presents us with a sound that’s just as delicately dream-like as it is raw and cutting.
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Night Gaunts – Conversations with Creation

When nighttime comes around, the urge to party lurks in the shadows. You need a sound to fill the silence and get the party started. Auckland’s Night Gaunts is a 5-piece band of lads with Paul Jonassen on lead vocals and guitar, Hayden on bass and backing vocals, Simon Jonassen on drums and backing vocals, Jacob O’Brien on sax and backing vocals and John Faulding on guitar, keys and…
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Eight Music Moments That Made Movies Iconic

If manners maketh the man, then music definitely maketh the movie. A Music Supervisor is not often recognised outside of their own industry, but these are the people responsible for placing movie soundtracks. Believe it or not, that is an actual job. It’s actually my job – just on a smaller scale to these guys. So I am, effectively, a soundtrack geek, which is why we are bringing you…
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Sans Parents – Can’t Stop Moving Video

Just as we thought summer was fading on us, Sans Parents administer CPR and Can’t Stop Moving is breathing the life back. Since the recent release of their epic single, the boys have come back with a video that’s taking the song places we didn’t expect… literally. The track has obvious, tasty nods to pop indie legends The Shins and Big Star with clear 1970s tones as well as some pretty…
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Musical Veterans and Indie Supergroup Excel Anew

Cheap Trick, Pet Shop Boys and Willie Nile have returned with exceptional albums, while indie rock supergroup East of Venus amazes via a sterling debut. Artist: Cheap Trick. Title: Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello (Big Machine Records). You might like if you enjoy: Big Star, Cheap Trick, The Move. Tell me more: Cheap Trick’s highly-anticipated return is not limited to the band’s induction into the…
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Kendrick Lamar – Untitled, Unmastered

In a world of click bait, viral videos and an online mania that can die just as fast as it rises, Now we’re all over the shock of Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album, did it live up to musical expectations? new alum Untitled Unmastered was dropped into the scene with not one bit of pre-release hype. Kendrick Lamar shocked the world when he dropped Untitled, Unmastered with…
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Toby Walker – Mileage

New Jersey-based Toby Walker started out on the road many moons ago under the moniker Little Toby Walker, a title he’s long outgrown. With this latest release, ‘Mileage’, he again shows just how astonishingly talented he is. Easily one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the blues and roots world, he simply grows stronger with every album.
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RJ Comer – Nightly Suicide

RJ Comer’s gritty debut EP Nightly Suicide, combines his upbringing of campfire singing and with the power of Americana Rock, moving away from his flamboyant blues days as the lead singer of 7-piece band the Dance Hall Pimps. This LA city boy ‘with swamp water in his veins’, croons his way through addiction, failed relationships and redemption, in a search for salvation that is closely…
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Good Boy – No Love For Back Home

A bunch of boys from Brissy called Good Boy have impressed many with a few singles they’ve released over the last two years. Transparency, Waste Days or Ease Your Temper and No Love Back Home are all killer tunes that have led the indie rock three-piece to some awesome opportunities, one of these being the Triple J Unearthed artist chosen to open the Brisbane leg of St Jerome’s…
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The Gypsy Scholars – Daydream Author

Known for the exuberant life of their melodies and the vibrant sincerity in their colloquial storytelling, The Gypsy Scholars are back with a new single, Daydream Author. Far from the piratey whimsy and heart-tugging Looking Glass, we have a song that throws the band straight, along the lines of Creedence Clearwater Revival, interspersed with a 60s tinged bridge that keeps the song…
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George A. Paul’s Best Bets for Coachella 2016

As the first music festival out of the starting block, Coachella always sets the tone for the season. Held at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. (outside of Palm Springs), the event broke ticket sales records again last year, drawing 99,000 attendees over two consecutive sold out three-day weekends. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has gained a reputation…
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We Pick the Brains of the Legendary Violent Femmes About Their Incredible Comeback

Following a recent stint around Australia with a new record up their sleeves, the legendary Violent Femmes are feeling once again at the top of their game. We got to chat with them about playing Stephen Colbert, improvised set lists and which Aussie bands are doing it for them right now. We want to talk about the album, but first and foremost; Stephen…
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Loose Tooth – Saturn Returns

Any band that sees fit to have five breeds of man’s best friend front and centre on their new ‘me oh, my Sally-Mae that’s right darling’ press release pic deserves your vote or at least 82% of your heart strings. After getting past the blitz of canine feels that’ll dredge up all the mems from Homeward Bound, having you paw around for the closest bundle of fur to cuddle and reassure, it’s time…
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David Gilmour Live at Air Canada Centre

Upon first glance at any artist’s set list, that contains 14 covers one might think there is ample time to grab a refreshment, hit the restroom or buy merchandise. Unless it’s David Gilmour, when cover means 14 of the most iconic songs of all time; known to nearly four generations of Pink Floyd fans. Touring in support of fourth solo album, 2015’s “Rattle That …
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Elvis Costello and Larkin Poe in Concert

Elvis Costello sure wastes no time sending fans into a frenzy. On April 5, the British rock veteran opened the 2 hour, 20-minute show at Riverside’s Fox Performing Arts Center with “Watching the Detectives,” one of his best known tunes and first UK top 20 single in 1977. Strolling out onto the stage with an electric guitar, Costello was shrouded in darkness as he looped the eerie…
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