Coast's own Dead Kelly and Muules up for nomination - This year's Hardest 100

While the biggest music vote in Australia has been and gone, another remains which focuses on the more alternative and heavier acts.

With thanks to digital radio station, The Faction, the nominations for this year’s Hardest 100 have been up and running for a few weeks, with a week to go before voting closes.

And the Sunshine Coast has a couple of acts up for nomination, with Aussie metal legends, Dead Kelly, and alt-rock trio, Muules both with entries in this year’s countdown.

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Aussie Hip Hop legends, Butterfingers celebrate 15 years of 'Breakfast at Fatboys' - playing The Villa Noosa March 1

After a massive 2018, which has already seen Aussie hiphop royalty Butterfingers release new music, head out on tour and play a string of killer showcases at BIGSOUND, the legendary group have today announced the 15 Years of Fatboys Australian tour. The epic run kicks off on March 1, 2019 at The Villa in Noosa, before moving through to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, Frankston, Geelong, Belgrave, Dunsborough, Perth, Hillarys, Melbourne, Hobart, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Toowoomba, Ipswich, and wrapping up at The Northern in Byron Bay on April 26, supported nationally by Melbourne MC, Fresh Violet.

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Caravãna Sun and LaBrassBanda join forces for huge co-headline tour - playing Solbar March 15

With the dust barely settled on their last acclaimed Australian jaunt, Caravãna Sun are gearing up to do it all again, this time bringing the wildly talented LaBrassBanda out to Australian shores to join the party. The highly anticipated co-headline tour will see this dynamic bill make their way up and down the East Coast over ten blistering shows on the ‘Horn Haus Party Tour’, giving audiences a chance to get up close and personal with some of the best brass band music out of Bavaria, as well as receiving a dose of that intense Caravãna Sun magic direct from the source.

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Blues Acardia bring their 'Carnival of Fools' to Imperial Hotel, Eumundi

The eagerly anticipated full-length album CARNIVAL OF FOOLS from Brisbane dirty-soul act BLUES ARCADIA is a record that almost didn’t get made. Personal struggles and a band implosion shortly after they began the process of following up their award-winning self-titled debut release of 2016 saw them scrapping the results of their initial recording sessions and figuring out where to start again.

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Duncan Saige announces new single and tour for 'Thoughts of You Without Me' - playing Solbar Feb 10th

Kicking off 2019 with some excellent laid-back summery feels, Margaret River's Duncan Saige is pleased to announce his new single Thoughts of You Without Me. A universal love song about the transition of going through a break-up, the track is a first taste of Duncan's new EP due out this year.

Catch Duncan Saige, with Luke Fox at Solbar on February 10th, or at The Shared on February 9th.

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Dead Kelly release new single, 'Butchered with a Boomerang'

Every year, towards the end of January, when the majority of the country takes a public holiday, a couple of Sunny Coast fellas throw on their blue Bonds singlets, pull their balaclava’s over their face, and celebrate with a couple of cold ones, basking in the glory of their hard work, and absolutely insane musical concepts.

Dead Kelly have done it again, upping the ante, and releasing the brand new belter - ‘Butchered with a Boomerang’.

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Little Billie release the Gritty Blues/ Rock/ Rockabilly, “Make you Bleed”

Little Billie takes a new direction, moving away from their traditional Chicago blues and rockabilly roots, getting grittier and heavier and rockier… ‘Make You Bleed’, the first of their 3 upcoming single releases has just hit the market with a vid filmed locally by Kyle Caulfield on the Sunshine Coasts nightlife precinct, Ocean Street!

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Ayla Announces Intimate Live Shows (Feb on the Sunshine Coast)

Following the release of her emotionally raw single 'Small Talk' late last year, Ayla today shares a run of intimate live shows this January in Melbourne and Sydney, and closer to home in February.

Settling in for the evening with Ayla, expect to hear favourites from her 2018 EP 'Let's Talk Monday' including 'Like the Other Kids', alongside 2015 hit 'Wish I Was' - which featured in the Top 15 most played on triple j of that year - and latest 'Small Talk' which topped the AMRAP Community Radio Chart.

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Melbourne's Vaudeville Smash back in town with brand new single - playing Solbar Jan 19

No strangers to the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne funksters Vaudeville Smash are back on the road and heading our way with a brand new single, stopping in at Solbar on January 19th.

Made up of three brothers and two mates, no other Australian band sounds like ’em. An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, the dance floor is packed at a VAUDEVILLE SMASH gig. In case you’re wondering, they took their name from an Italian children’s karaoke machine that was around in the late ’80s.

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Prepare for a LOT of hustle 'n' groove with The Rumbrellas and more at Imperial Hotel

THE RUMBRELLAS, ARABESK and DAN HORNE will take to the stage in The Bunker for 'HUSTLE n' GROOVE' at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Saturday 12 January 2019.

THE RUMBRELLAS are a three piece explosion of funk, soul, reggae and hip hop from the Sunshine Coast.

Fronted by Ryan Giles, principle songwriter, together with drummer /producer, Mark Paltridge and Justin Wernicke in charge of all things guitar and bass, The Rumbrellas have drawn inspiration from the sounds of the late 80s to mid 90s hiphop and indie world.

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