The Church

No Marty Wilson-Piper, but with a new album of tunes and some old stalwarts, Steve Kilbey and bandmates Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug delivered to the sold out 170 Russell crowd.

Ball Park Music, Jungle Giants

Bathed in sunshine, Brisbane favourites Ball Park Music served up their reliably excellent, happy, and thoroughly entertaining twilight set at the Royal Melbourne Zoo

Hoodoo Gurus

Australian legends Hoodoo Gurus did their bit to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction with a great set at the Zoo Twilights series in Melbourne. 

The Amity Affliction

  After stints in larger venues, The Amity Affliction made ears bleed at 170 Russell on Wednesday night.

The Bamboos & Tim Rogers

After the success of their I Got Burned collaboration back in 2013, Tim Rogers took to the stage with The Bamboos for a full set, sharing the mic duties with the quite brilliant Kylie Auldist. The result was a set that was as entertaining as it was musically tight.

British India

With more hair, more songs, and even more fans than their last time at The Corner, local lads British India belted out a quickfire 75 minute set to a packed venue. 

The Delta Riggs, Harts

One of the best gigs to date for 2015 took centre stage at The Corner. Melbourne’s own Delta Riggs left nothing in the shed, and they were brilliantly supported (and joined on stage at one point) by up and comer Harts. Two to put on the Splendour ‘must-see’ list.

The Pierce Brothers

The Pierce Brothers played their biggest ever headline shows to a packed out 170 Russell crowd in Melbourne.

Smith Street Band, Pup, Great Cynics

  One of Australia’s hardest working bands, The Smith St Band, said their Melbourne farewells as they head off overseas: First, Tasmania, then the world. It’s been a massive couple of years for the local lads.

The Amity Affliction

A massive 5 band lineup turned the Festival Hall PA up to 11 and stripped what paint is left on the walls of the West Melbourne venue. Led by The Amity Affliction, if you came for ballads you were at the wrong gig. 

The Mercy Kills

The Mercy Kills opened up proceedings at Festival Hall in Melbourne ahead of Courtney Love‘s headline set. 

Tkay Maidza

Adelaide up and comer Tkay Maidza kicked off proceedings at the Splendour in the Grass pre-party in front of a few hundred at Byron Bay’s Northern.

Something for Kate

Celebrating 20 years in the industry, Something For Kate played the first of their 3 night birthday party at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre.

Things of Stone and Wood

Melbourne’s own Things of Stone and Wood returned to the stage for the first of 3 sold out shows at the Northcote Social Club and kept the place pumping until 1am on Saturday night. 

Gentle Persuasion

“Like a high school reunion but with people you like” seemed an appropriate description for the crowd who assembled to give Gentle Persuasion a huge welcome back to the stage after a 20 year absence in their support slot for Things of Stone and Wood at the Northcote Social Club. 

Deep Sea Arcade

Opening up for Temples, Sydney’s Deep Sea Arcade kick off proceedings bathed in light and saw to it that the Corner Hotel was itself bathed in their brand of swirling psychadelic pop. 


The surviving members of HTRK, Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang, took to the Hi Fi to launch their latest offering, Psychic 9-5 Club.


Melbourne rapper Illy kicked off his National Cinematic tour in his home town of Melbourne. Friday saw the first of a two night stint at The Hi-Fi, and the local boy didn’t disappoint.

Jagwar Ma

Coming off a huge 2013, Sydney 3 piece Jagwar Ma showed no signs of slowing down with a stellar performance at Melbourne’s Hi Fi.

Guy Sebastian

As one of the few reality show contestants to actually push on and forge a career beyond a first single, Guy Sebastian showed why when opening for Taylor Swift at Etihad Stadium. A polished, high energy set that delivered to those who entered the venue  rather than queueing for merchandise. 

Birds of Tokyo

For those who managed to defeat the Melbourne traffic, Perth lads Birds of Tokyo opened up proceedings for Muse at Rod Laver Arena. 

Among The Living (The Australian Anthrax Show)

Capping off a night of tribute metal at the Espy, Australia’s own Anthrax tribute show Among The Living tore up the stage in front of a dedicated crowd.

Damage Inc (Metallica Tribute)

Sydney based Metallica tribute Damage Inc made the trek down on the train to play the Espy’s famous Gershwin Room. 

Lime Cordiale

Ahead of their own shows in November, Sydneysiders Lime Cordiale opened up for Cosmo Jarvis at the Northcote Social Club.