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Mon 24 Jul 2023 to Sun 30 Jul 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is High Pass Filter's Nice Coordinated Outfit.

Mon 17 Jul 2023 to Sun 23 Jul 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is Immy Owusu’s debut LP, LO-LIFE!.

Sat 15 Jul 2023

On Saturday July 15, 2023 flamenco fusion 4-piece, Malcura, popped by to perform an exclusive Studio 5 Live set on Fiesta Jazz.

Blending flamenco and rhumba rhythms with everything from funk, to metal, to jazz and swing, Malcura proved why they're such a staple of the local music scene. The sound is all driven by a Spanish nylon string guitar, accompanied by bass and drums.

Fri 14 Jul 2023 to Thu 31 Aug 2023

The UpStart Award is an annual grant of $10,000 to an emerging Victoria singer-songwriter. The award is funded by a music loving family in Melbourne and the winner will be decided by a panel of local artists and music experts.

You might still be busking, you may have recorded a few tracks  or you might be playing pub gigs; but you’re not on the map yet.

The award will be adjudicated by a panel consisting of Victorian artists Angie MacMahon and Shane Howard, and a range of industry experts from community radio, retail, and streaming services.

Thu 13 Jul 2023 to Sun 16 Jul 2023

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is warming up the heart of Yarra again this winter.

City of Yarra’s annual winter music festival, Leaps and Bounds, is heating up the streets again this July. In its 11th year, with over 40 events, spanning a diversity of live music acts, arts activities and cultural celebrations, this year’s festival is set to bring the City of Yarra to life.

Thu 13 Jul 2023

This July, PBS once again partnered with the City of Yarra to present a huge live-to-air broadcast as part of the annual Leaps and Bounds Music Festival. Each year PBS takes our Thursday afternoon alt-country program to a venue in Yarra and throws a party with some of our favourite local artists.

This year we head to lower Johnston to present Swinging Doors live-to-air from Lulie Tavern between 3pm and 5pm, Thursday July 13.

Mon 10 Jul 2023 to Sun 16 Jul 2023

Pianist and composer, Sinj Clarke, has been quietly building a reputation for his laconic style of composition that is reminiscent of late seventies Italian film scores and sun-drenched exotica. Sinj Clarke’s debut EP Music For An Italian Afternoon showcased his bold orchestration and auteur's attention to detail, which he followed up with double single, 'I Fell In Love, Again' / 'Unas Horas'.

Tue 4 Jul 2023

Heavy blues-psych band Child performed live to air on Pojama People on Tuesday July 4, 2023, alongside a chat with Chris Pearson.

Combining heavy blues, the tone and raw power of hard rock, the finesse of soul and a twist of 60s psychedelia, Child provides a visceral musical experience, and will brought this to the airwaves on the night.

Tue 4 Jul 2023 to Thu 14 Sep 2023

UPDATE: Congratulations to Your Girl Pho - the winner of the inaugural Strawberry Fields X PBS live music comp - she's won herself a spot on this year's Strawberry Fields line up!

There were stacks of incredible entries, thanks so much to everyone that submitted their music for consideration.

The final release of tickets for Strawberry Fields are on sale now - don't miss out: strawberry-fields.com.au/tickets


Mon 3 Jul 2023 to Sun 9 Jul 2023

When public support systems fall short, who ends up carrying the burden? The question courses through All Her Plans, the third album from local rock trio Cable Ties - this week's PBS Feature Album.

The band’s most sonically confident work yet, All Her Plans builds on Cable Ties trademarks: taut garage rhythms, wiry guitar lines, incandescent vocals. Bassist Nick Brown’s and drummer Shauna Boyle’s kraut-inflected grooves pulse behind the post-punk jag of Jenny McKechnie’s guitar.