The death of Parklife saw the birth of Listen Out, Australia's newest EDM/IDM/whatever you wanna call it party, brought to us by the good guys and gals at Fuzzy Entertainment. Scrapping timetable clashes and oversaturated line-ups in favour of a smaller, tighter, cooler ensemble, Vulture was keen to see how the day would pan out,.
If you know anything about Melbourne weather you'd know what a badass mother nature has been lately. Well she's nothing compared to the force of nature that was bestowed upon us when Disclosure showed up. Punters were packed in like a can of sardines when this particular Vulture arrived at the Prince Bandroom, a little worried we wouldn't nab a decent viewing spot.
Being his first ever Australian show after cancelling his imminent Future Music Festival appearance back in 2012, Vulture expected a little more pizzazz or spark this time around, however it was definitely clear Ocean wasn’t feeling well.
It is the sort of music that has the ability to chill you the fuck out no matter what, whether nursing a bad case of gout or expelling a fetus from the womb.
Not only do they attract riot police at their in store appearances, feminist campaigners have also tried to stop them performing here in Australia.
Since the release of their hit single ‘Latch’, we’ve been itching for more and thanks to PMR Records they’ve just dropped their debut album Settle.
Having scored some last minute tickets to Flight Facilities ‘sold out gig, this little Vulture braved the cold and ventured down to the Corner Hotel.
While Friday nights are usually reserved for inebriation and fornication, this little Vulture decided to take it easy and soak up some good music aka RÜFÜS
From his mother’s living room to the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, Seattle-ite Allen Stone knows how to put on a superb show.
Despite sweating like a whore on shift night, nothing was going to stop us Vulturians from getting our groove on as we headed to the Corner Hotel to catch Toro Y Moi.
At school he was referred to as Henry Laufer, here in the world of producers-we-can’t-fucking-get-enough-of we’ll refer to him as Shlohmo.
It all started on Wednesday at his highly anticipated sideshow at the HiFi.
Thursday night Vulture was treated to what Musiq Soulchild described as “love music” aka music he’s made with love.
Since the release of Apocalypso in 2008 The Presets have had us Vulturians wrapped around their juicy little fingers.
The good people at FBi Radio are offering you a chance to snag an opening slot at this year’s OutsideIn Festival. We think that’s pretty amazeballs.
With spring right around the corner, Vulture can’t wait to break out our neatly pressed ironic t-shirts, floral ensembles and RayBans as we welcome festival season.
Vulture hopes you’ve got your festival pants on as we welcome the return of Sydney’s boutique music festival OutsideIn.
Don’t be fooled into thinking these guys have just been laying low, they’ve been busy mastering their craft.
It’s that time of the year again! Christmas in Vulture’s lair came early this year with the first Splendour In The Grass sideshow announcement – first up Darwin Deez.
Got any plans for June? Of course you don’t! And for those of you who do (way to be a nerd) we suggest you cancel them, at least while Tyler, the Creator and the infamous Earl Sweatshirt touch down in Australia.
Touring Europe with Foals, handpicked to support the XX in early April, their own headline tour and accolades from music media the world over? Whatever. No big deal for Jagwar Ma.
The 20/20 Experience, will be streaming for free until its release on March 19.
What do you get when you put two musically talented specimens in a bedroom, dim the lights, and throw on some Barry White? A musical baby of course!
Vulture was lucky to enough catch up with Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, shortly before he hits our shores for the second time round.
Derrick Carter loves to keep a low profile but when he does step out, he does it in true style
Still no plans for new years? Never fear, Vulture’s got you covered! The Factory Theatre is transforming itself into what we Vulturians call a modern day circus.
What is this Childish Gambino character we Vulturians speak of? Lets just say he’s one insanely handsome and talented lad aka Donald Glover who continually impresses us and lets face it, keeps us pretty damn moist.
This year marks the celebration of 40 years of Nuggets and no we’re not talking about the ones made famous by two golden arches, we’re talking about Lenny Kaye’s brainchild aka the most influential compilation in music history.
Look, we’ve said before and we’ll say it again. We’re huge fans of music (duh) and we’re always looking for a chance to support local acts
Australian indie sweetheart Sarah Blasko just keeps giving and giving.
This particular Vulturian prayed to the music Gods to give them a sign. Suddenly, upon the radio airwaves came Disclosure.
Eight is considered to be a lucky number in some cultures and is also the number of members in Melbourne based band Eagle and The Worm.
If there’s one thing Vulture loves it’s a kick-ass house party and good music.
Remember Gotye before that song which clocked more than 300 million views on Youtube? We do and so does Missy Higgins.
If you’ve been too busy meditating in the Himalayas and haven’t copped their digital release yet never fear!
Probably the most heinous crime to hit our beloved musos is when their gear is stolen!
Vulture’s still rocking away to Knife Party’s Rage Valley EP and before you tell us we’re late to the party, we DGAF!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Melbourne trio Pony Face, but they’re back with more facial hair than ever and a brand new album Hypnotised.
It’s been more than a decade since the music world bid R&B sweet heart Aaliyah goodbye. Now Canadian native Drake has released a posthumous Aaliyah track titled ‘Enough Said’ using unreleased material.
Still riding the high of his monster record Making Mirrors, the alternative-pop singer Gotye has unveiled a music video for his new song ‘Save Me’.
Just when Vulture thought they had gained composure from The Theorist’s last EP, he’s got us in a trance again.
After years of wishing and praying to the music gods, Vulture’s prayers have finally been answered. Neo-Soul superstar Musiq Soulchild aka Taalib Johnson is heading down under for his first Australian tour.
The Svengali label is made up of four Chicago/California based producers each member not only handsome but also armed with a set of skills that would make even Skrillex jelly.
After watching their constant tweets like it was tennis finals week, Tyler and Bundick have dropped their collaboration.
Singer/Songwriter Macy Gray has announced she will tour Australia promoting songs from her seventh studio album Covered.
Vulture takes our virtual hat and literal panties off for this man as we salute the one and only Frank Ocean.
Drawing influences from 1960s artists such as The Byrds and The Beatles, indie pop band The Smallgoods have announced their final show this coming August.
Back in 2011 while wheelchair-bound and in the trenches of a European tour, Tyler The Creator aka DJ Stank Daddy dropped his first summer-orientated mixtape titled Summer Camp Mix 2011.
Whether its pretending to be a cultured bastard and fine dining on a selection of sashimi, getting bi-curious over hentai or requiring an urgent trip to build-a-bear after watching The Grudge or The Ring, the Japanese sure know how to entertain us.
Lianne La Havas, former backup vocalist for Paloma Faith, has had an absolute magical musical carpet ride the past year.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony first burst out of the Midwest into the hip-hop scene back in the 90’s led by five members Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone.
If you’re prone to seizures Vulture recommends sitting this one out. The Presets have finally released a video for their new single ‘Youth In Trouble’ from their upcoming album Pacifica.
After a pretty intense sporting career living and racing camels in the Middle East, L Tandy decided to change her career path to music.
British rockers Placebo to be sued over album cover.
This time we travel to what is predicted to be one of the most kick ass events on London's musical calendar.
Straying from mainstream music, this German-born producer honed in on the underground sound and emerged victorious.
After four years of silence, The Presets are back!
Two magnificent EP's and Charlie Mayfair is only getting started.
Lionel Richie and son in law Joel Madden set to perform a duet on this Sunday's The Voice Grand Final.
Imagine being stranded on an island with all your favourite DJ's. Holy Ship makes this reality!
Kharisma is only doing one thing in his bedroom: making music from his home studio.
Vulture's got a theory about The Theorist. His music can only be described as instrumental bliss.
There’s no doubt that Australia knows how to put on a damn fine music festival. But what about our brothers and sisters who like to party all across the globe?
Vulture conjures up a new music genre: sleep. Now let us introduce you to Different Sleep.
ABC launches new music label and signs Melbourne band.
ARTS AND CULTURE
You may have been the first violinist in a youth orchestra, the high distinction regular at your dance school, the star of your local drama production. But it’s a huge step from high potential to a career in the arts.
The Winter Reds Festival brings wine lovers and budding photographers together for a weekend of fun.
The iconic Glenn Miller Orchestra will be bringing its classic swing sound to Australia for the first time in October and November.
Celebrating the colour and diversity of Central Australia, Muk Muk Fine Arts presents Little Gems
As part of the School Holiday Family Workshops, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory will give families the opportunity to print and paint with local artist Marita Albers.
Located in the heart of the CBD, Rigby’s Bar will host Twisted Vaudeville’s Cabaret Burlesque Show. Held from 20 June to 24 October, the show will feature three shows across three months.
Presented by Estrella Damm the 15th Spanish Film Festival is sure to warm up your winter with a rich selection of contemporary, hand-picked Spanish language cinema.
Graphic designer Bianca Lentini was looking for somewhere to exhibit her own works in 2011 and noticed the limited resources of galleries and exhibition spaces among the gardens and tearooms of Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges
Sydney Writers' Festival can add a feather to its cap with the appointment of retiring Australia Council chair James Strong to its board.
Thirteen Sydney-based emerging visual artists and musicians have been given creative licenses to interpret, explore and articulate their response to the concept of Vacation.
The Byron Bay native has returned to Australia for her solo exhibition which will take place at the Tweed River Art Gallery
Bruce Munro's visit to Uluru in 1992 inspired him to dream of a field of light in the desert.
Talented musicians are fighting for a chance to win Queensland’s major song writing prize, the $25,000 Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship.
Designed by Joern Utzon, the Sydney Opera House has continually been a revisited subject by some of Australia’s best known artists.
David Fox who appeared on Placebo's 1996 self-tlted debut says the image 'ruined his childhood'.
Adelaide's local economy has been injected with $11.1 million thanks to a four day Arts Festival.
With the announcement of keynote events, this year's Writer's Festival is predicted to be huge.
The Victorian Government announced $75,000 in tourism marketing funding for this year's festival.
Local Government Minister Simon Crean releases review in conjunction with Ernst & Young.
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