JODY MACGREGOR picks out the best bits of music this week, from The Knife's big return to She & Him being as nice as it's possible to be.
Find space on your schedule to catch Saskwatch, Hungry Kids Of Hungary and Courtney Barnett in March and April.
The duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be bringing their acoustic show to Australia for five all-ages shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.
The ninth annual Gum Ball Music festival will again take place in the Hunter Valley with a lineup featuring folk outfit Turin Brakes, Tumbleweed and Mia Dyson.
Tom Mann digs deep in the groove to find out how Melbourne Melbourne became Soulsville, AUS.
As Bluesfest announces the local additions to the lineup, they’ve revealed that headliners Paul Simon and Robert Plant are exclusive to that and won’t play any sideshows in Queensland.
Violent slabs of psych-garage, nine-piece soul/funk crews and a solo debuts from an ex-Middle East member in the latest wrap up of local tour announcements.
Saskwatch launched their new single in fine form, giving the new-look Ding Dong Lounge a sweet and soulful first taste of their powerful live show,
A huge stack of local tours from Bertie Blackman, Owl Eyes, Stonefield, Saskwatch, Twerps, The Jungle Giants, Alpine and Northeast Party House.
A wounded Daniel Merriweather serenaded an adoring Northcote Social Club.
The prevailing theme of the night was funk; pure beat driven horn blazing funk, and it was smiles all round in anticipation for Maceo Parker.
Day Two of Golden Plains Sixxx brought together an incredible and eclectic lineup at Meredith's Supernatural Amphitheatre, including performances by Chic, Charles Bradley, Black Lips and Roky Erickson.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra headlined the Boogie Nights intro into the Falls Festival 2011, before the main stage festivities kicked off on the 29th.