triple j’s Ausmusic Month

Staff Writer


November is Ausmusic Month, the annual celebration of Australian music on triple j.  Their focus is putting the spotlight on local talent with more Australian content across the station.


It includes an all-Aussie Live at The Wireless from Courtney Barnett, Gang Of Youths, Seth Sentry, In Hearts Wake and The Rubens,8pm every Monday in November. Plus Aussie’s covering Aussie’s with Like A Version’s from Tuka (ft. Thelma Plum), The Jungle Giants and Tame Impala, 7.30am every Friday. Peking Duk, One Day, Elizabeth Rose and Basenji take over Mix Up, 9pm every Saturday.

triple j’s specialist music shows The Racket Tues 3 Nov, Short.Fast.Loud. Wed 11 Nov, The Hip Hop Show Thurs 19 Nov, Roots N All Mon 23 Nov and Friday Night Shuffle Fri 27 Nov. Plus you can get to know Adelaide with Dom Alessio, as local bands like Hilltop Hoods andBad//Dreems take you on a musical tour of their home town for Home & Hosed, 9pm Weds 25 Nov.

Then really get to know Perth hometown heroes Tame Impala via the J Files, simulcast on Double J + triple j, 8pm Thurs 5Nov, followed by all Australian J Files on Missy Higgins, Regurgitator and Warumpi Band, 8pm every Thursday in November.

triple j Unearthed ARIA Weekshowcase, featuring some of the very best artists on Unearthed  and  on Fri 13 Nov  it’s #AusmusicTshirtDay.

And centre stage for Ausmusic Month are the J Awards, which highlight the outstanding musical talent of artists in our own backyard.

Here are the 2015 J Award nominees:

Australian Album of the Year

  • Alison Wonderland Run
  • Alpine Yuck
  • Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
  • Gang Of Youths The Positions
  • Hermitude Dark Night Sweet Light
  • Jarryd James Thirty One
  • Parkway Drive Ire
  • Seth Sentry Strange New Past
  • Tame Impala Currents
  • The Rubens Hoops

Unearthed Artist of the Year

  • Boo Seeka
  • Feki
  • Gordi
  • Tired Lion
  • Vallis Alps

Double J Artist of the Year

  • Blank Realm
  • Emma Donovan & the PutBacks
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Paul Kelly
  • Tim Rogers

Australian Music Video of the Year

  • Boy & Bear ‘Walk The Wire’                                    Director: Darcy Prendergast & Josh Thomas
  • Briggs ‘The Children Came Back’                           Executed by: Heath Kerr & Josh Davis
  • Courtney Barnett ‘Pedestrian At Best’                    Director: Charlie Ford
  • Flume (feat Andrew Wyatt) ‘Some Minds’              Director: Clemens Habicht
  • Life Is Better Blonde ‘Mine’                                     Director: Natalie Erika James

Winners will be announced at the J Awards and broadcast live on triple j from 4.30pm Thurs 19 Nov.

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