MASSAPPEAL / BEN BROWN MERCH COLLECTION

At long last the iconic t-shirt designs of Sydney hardcore band Massappeal featuring the art of the legendary Ben Brown return. Three classic designs: Deadheads, Nobody Likes A Thinker and the 1986 tour ‘T’ Sucked Up and Spat Out (shared with Hard-Ons) produced in their original form in all sizes on quality 100% cotton AS T’s. Available now via artistfirst.com.au

ASTEROID EKOSYSTEM SYDNEY RESIDENCY

The Mothership has landed! Asteroid Ekosystem; the interplanetary sound craft featuring keyboardist Alister Spence (ASteroid) the legendary Ed Kuepper (EKosystem) plus Necks bassist Lloyd Swanton and drummer Toby Hall land in Marrickville this November for three Sydney-only shows. Tickets here.

CARIBOU TOURING THIS DECEMBER!

Acclaimed Canadian electronic icons Caribou announce their long-awaited return to Australian shores with a string of shows hitting Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast throughout December. Tickets are on-sale now!

It’s the world-renowned dance act’s first Australian visit since 2015, and follows a European summer of major festival appearances including GlastonburyPukkelpop, Lowlands and more, plus upcoming slots at the Hollywood Bowl and NY’s Summer Sound Stage.

We’re so excited about the show we’ve got ready for you – it’s the same full production audiovisual feast that we’ve been melting minds with at European festivals. We’re so thrilled to finally get to play it for amazing Australian audience.”

BILL CALLAHAN NEW ALBUM

On YTILAER Bill is backed by three choice ones: long-serving, quietly pyrotechnic guitarist Matt Kinsey, Dirty Three’s peerless sticksman Jim White, and, on bass, newbie Emmett Kelly, currently wowing in Ty Segall’s Freedom Band. In places they’re joined by Austin keys player Sarah Ann Phillips, and assorted brass players (“because horns are heralds, triumphs”) – Planets even concludes with three minutes of gleefully searching improv. Overall, though, this dream team summon Callahan’s most delectable sound since 2009’s Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle. Coyotes rolls blissfully like Neil Young in tender Harvest mode, topped off by another joyful, whistle-able refrain: “Yes, I am your loverman. – UNCUT

A DIFFERENT KIND OF TENSION

The Mark Of Cain – the band dubbed least likely in their high school year book – return this August in celebration of being the South Australian Music Awards most recent inductee into the SA Music Hall Of Fame.
Details here.