Holy crap-on-a-Christmas-tree, can you believe we’re already knee-deep into December? Santa’s hot date with your chimney is now just weeks away, and we’ll bet all the candy canes in Kmart that if you’re reading this, then you’re a disorganised slouch just like us and haven’t even started chipping away at your Chrissy shopping.
But never fear. We’ve slapped together this nifty gift guide to help you sort prezzies for the music lover in your clan, without the hassle of having to brave the holiday stampede at your local Westfield. Because humbug to that!
So stuff your Santa sack with some of these cracker gift ideas this Chrissy, and show someone you love that they’re on your nice list.
Tickets To NOFX Live
What’s left to say about NOFX? The reigning kings of punk rock have been wreaking havoc in the scene since they exploded onto it over 30 years ago. Gold records, sell out shows, their own realty TV show…they’ve even penned a New York Times Bestselling memoir, NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub And Other Stories.
Joining forces with Hot Water Music, Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Australian supergroup, Dad Religion (members of Frenzal Rhomb, Bodyjar & Clowns), this is one show you don’t want to miss!
Tame Impala Currents Collectors Edition Box Set
The Currents Collectors Edition box set includes the album on limited edition red marbled vinyl with alternate artwork, a 12” featuring two remixes, and a 7”and flexidisc with three b-sides. Plus a poster and a zine of images and scribbles offering a candid glimpse into the making of Currents.
Foo Fighters — Concrete and Gold On Vinyl
In the words of Dave Grohl… “I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that”. The Fooies’ newest rock n’ roll opus is the ultimate prezzie for any vinyl vulture who likes to crank it to 11.
Tickets To Kesha’s Rainbow Tour
Kesha is bringing her critically acclaimed Rainbow Tour to Australia and New Zealand in March/April 2018!
The tour announcement follows a celebrated era for the artist, including her triumphant latest No. 1 album Rainbow, a completely sold-out North American headlining tour, and two recent GRAMMY nominations
Backed by a live band and with her trademark swagger and playful snarl, Kesha will perform a set of her past global hits, her show-stopping current single ‘Praying’, the new single ‘Learn To Let Go’ and other songs from Rainbow, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and topped charts in nearly 30 markets worldwide.
Some Festive Vinyl
Sick of crooning carols that put you to sleep? Spin some RUN DMC or Johnny Cash this Christmas morning!
The rap collective’s Christmas in Hollis is a 12″ vinyl, two-sided colour picture disc packing their classic hip-hop holiday single – complete with a rare festive portrait of the DMCs. Meanwhile, Johnny Cash Christmas: There’ll Be Peace In The Valley features Cash’s trademark baritone bringing an element of cool to classics like ‘The Little Drummer Boy’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘Jingle Bells’, and ‘Blue Christmas’.
These Limited Edition ATH-M50xRD Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Known for their flat sound signature, the M50x have become a cult favourite among professionals, content creators, and music lovers. Designed for studio monitoring and mixing, the M-Series range is the go-to for accurate audio and comfort.
Since the release of the 50th Anniversary Edition – the M50s/LE – in 2012, Audio-Technica have been releasing Limited Edition colours every year and have become a well sought-after product in the range.
The new M50xRD features rich, dark red earcups with gold trimmings and won’t be around for too long. RRP $279
Daryl Braithwaite’s Rise LP On Vinyl
If there’s one track that unifies Australians in song it’s ‘The Horses’, by Daryl Braithwaite. Spin the album Rise at your summer BBQ and you’ve got an instant sing along. A deadset must for any Aussie vinyl collector’s record crate!
Tickets To Comedian Em Rusciano Live
Singer, writer, broadcaster, comedian and “poster girl for telling it like it is” (Perth Culture) Em Rusciano is back with her highly-anticipated brand-new live show, Evil Queen! The perfect gift for your “cool mum” friend or straight-talking sister. Be prepared for black glitter, white wine, songs, unhealthy obsessions and high-end bitching. Em’s shows completely sell out, best be quick and grab a couple of tickets to stuff in a stocking or under the tree this festive season!
Happy shopping music lovers!