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News in Brief: Andrew McMillen, Ben Montero, Splinter

News in Brief: Andrew McMillen, Ben Montero, Splinter

Thursday, July 24 2014

– We’re as proud as could be of past M+N writer Andrew McMillen, who released his first book this week. *Talking Smack: Honest Conversations About D…Read News

Cherry Bar: ‘We’re Expecting to Have Trouble With Our Neighbours’

Cherry Bar: ‘We’re Expecting to Have Trouble With Our Neighbours’

Thursday, July 24 2014

Cherry Bar owner James Young has summed up what’s wrong with Melbourne’s planning laws in a four-minute video posted to YouTube. While Cherry Bar has been at its AC/DC Lane location for 13 years without a single noise complaint, the venue expects that to change when residents move into a 12-storey 189-apartment residential development at the end of the lane. The situation is…Read News

Artist on Artist: Jae Laffer vs Georgia Fair

Artist on Artist: Jae Laffer vs Georgia Fair

Thursday, July 24 2014

The Panics’ JAE LAFFER (pictured) has curated the free Sunday series ‘Unplugged Live: Portrait of an Artist’ at the NGV in Melbourne, which will feature Adalita, Paul Dempsey and Glenn Richards, among others. Before hosting JORDAN WILSON of Georgia Fair, Laffer exchanges questions with his good friend. **JW:…Read News

Touring: Guerre, Palms, UV Boi, Babaganouj

Touring: Guerre, Palms, UV Boi, Babaganouj

Wednesday, July 23 2014

– Sydney producer/singer Lavurn Lee finally released his long-awaited debut album as Guerre earlier this month with Ex Nihilo. Now, following Lenny Gash’s immersive video for lead single ‘Deatheat’ and Perth producer Ta-ku’s breathy purification of second single ‘Tuk’, Lee is…Read News

Sugar Mountain Steps Into Big Day Out Weekend

Sugar Mountain Steps Into Big Day Out Weekend

Wednesday, July 23 2014

The Sugar Mountain festival will return to Melbourne on Saturday, January 24 – the weekend that has traditionally hosted Big Day Out. The collective behind Sugar Mountain – Tig Huggins, Pete Keen, Brett Louis and Nicci Reid, collectively known as To and Fro – will now run the event in partnership with booking agent and Frontier Touring promoter Gerard Schlag…Read News

Forthcoming: Millions

Forthcoming: Millions

Wednesday, July 23 2014

What: Max Relax by Millions. When: August 16 on CD and digital through Stop Start Music. Key notes: Debut album for Brisbane indie pop quartet. Follows the 2012 EPs Nine Lives, Six Degrees and *[Cruel](http://millionsmusi…Read News

Artist on Artist: Katalyst vs Guilty Simpson

Artist on Artist: Katalyst vs Guilty Simpson

Tuesday, July 22 2014

Sydney producer Ashley Anderson (a.k.a. KATALYST) and Detroit rapper GUILTY SIMPSON have worked together in the hip-hop collective Quakers. They warm up for a joint Australian tour by interviewing each other. Part 1. Guilty Simpson Asks Katalyst How long have you been producing? I’ve been produci…Read News




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