2015 Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival

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This coming weekend, Thredbo will come alive for a weekend of flawless country music under an open sky as Australia’s favourite ski resort will prove, yet again, that the warmer months have just as much to offer. With an impressive line-up of talent, the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival provides an amazing opportunity to come [...]

Melbourne Music Bank Finalists Announced

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Melbourne Music Bank 2014 Finalists

Submissions opened in July for Victorian musicians to enter the community-driven music initiative Melbourne Music Bank with their original Melbourne inspired song. Hundreds of submissions inundated the Bank of Melbourne and the 12 finalists have been announced. The stage is now set for the public to narrow the odds to 4 lucky semi-finalists who will [...]

Melbourne Music Bank

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Bank of Melbourne recently announced the return of Melbourne Music Bank, a fabulous opportunity for local musicians to break into the industry. Melbourne Music Bank is a community driven initiative created by the Bank of Melbourne in partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre, Beat Magazine, PBS, and Wilk. All Victorian songwriters and musicians are encouraged to [...]

Stereosonic Announces 2014 Festival Dates

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Totem Onelove Group is pleased to announce the festival dates for Stereosonic 2014.  After the success of the two-day expansion last year and in-depth market research, fans will be thrilled that Stereosonic will once again return as a two-day festival. For the first time ever, the most passionate members of the Stereosonic community will be [...]

Whitaker announce Tour Dates and EP Release

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Mid November will see Melbourne’s Whitaker head out for a run of East Coast Tour Dates around the November 22nd independent release of their five-track EP ‘Wichita’. The main aim of Whitaker as they made Wichita was that the vibe was the most important element, so a lot of what you hear on the EP [...]

Stonefield announce Lester The Fierce as Support Act

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We recently interviewed Lester The Fierce in the lead up to her tour supporting the national Ngaiire ‘Lamentations’ tour. Not long home and she’s heading back out on the road. The Melbourne abstract pop artist has now been announced as the support act for Victorian psych-rock sisters Stonefield. The Stonefield national album tour kicks off [...]

Announcement: Guineafowl’s I Hope My City Loves Me Still EP

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Sydney’s own Guineafowl has just announced the release of his second EP, I Hope My City Loves Me Still, due out October 11th. Little Death (Make It Rain) is the first single, and was added to the rotation on FBi immediately in his hometown. The track is all synth and guitars, emotional yet hopeful. You [...]

EP Review and Tour Announcement: Strange Condition – EMPRA

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EMPRA have finally released some new material, and tour dates, which made me one very happy little music lover. On release day I bought the EP and hit Play immediately, soon followed by Repeat. I had every intention of writing the review on release day and getting the word out as soon as I could. [...]

Interview: Adam Mada

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Today we have something a little different to entertain and enlighten Beauty and Lace readers. Adam Mada is one of Australia’s celebrated illusionists and we were lucky to find out a little more about him in the lead up to his run of shows at the Melbourne Magic Festival. How did you become interested in [...]

The Paper Kites to Tour and release new Single

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The Paper Kites are an indie folk quintet from Melbourne and they are gearing up to head out on a national headline tour of Australia to celebrate the release of their new single St Clarity. Heading out from Newcastle the tour will hit Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and Hobart before [...]