– Subscribing to community radio stations helps keep them broadcasting and supporting the local music scene. Every year, THREE D RADIO holds a Radiothon to encourage subscribers. There’s heaps of amazing prizes up for grabs including a Golden Ticket to The Gov, stacks of food and entertainment vouchers and free music for punters, as well as huge prizes for band subscribers, like a  mastering package, acoustic guitar from Salvi’s Fine Guitars and more. Radiothon kicks off at 5pm on Friday August 22. Get more info here.

– The FOWLER’S LIVE MUSIC AWARDS are back for 2014! Always controversial and always a great opportunity to catch up and meet other people in the local music scene, the 2014 edition will take place on Thursday November 13. The Fowler’s Live Music Awards are a combination of five publicly voted categories and 13 peer nominated and voted categories. Artists who wish to be considered are encouraged to self-nominate on the official website before Monday 29 September.

– Winners of 2013’s Favourite SA Band/Artist Award, hard rockers ICE ON MERCURY aren’t quite ready to launch their first film clip, but they’re released a teaser video to give fans a taste. Check it out here.

THE TIMBERS are happy to release a full clip though, giving us some visuals for Mean Streak.

– New tunes this week including Factotum from GRENADIERS, while LACHIE AMBLER promises an EP soon, and delivers a new single in the meantime with Yargo.  BRONZE CHARIOT / DAMNED MEN frontman GARRETT R. COOPER has been trickling out a few solo tunes over the last couple of months, most recently Hungry Man.

TKAY MAIDZA‘s star just keeps getting brighter and brighter. She’s just been announced to perform at Falls Festivalacross New Year’s Eve, and her latest track U-Huh will be featured on triple j’s House Party Volume 3 compilation.

– Other locals at festivals include those playing at this year’s Gorgeous Festival, such as ECHO & THE EMPRESS, THE TIMBERS and TIMBERWOLF [who’s also been announced for Festival Of The Sun in December.]

– In the market for a new lighting rig for your venue/rehearsal room/house? JIVE has recently upgraded and they’re selling off their old lights. More info here.

– Looking for something to see this weekend? There’s plenty happening. Check it all out in this week’s gig guide.