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Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:59pm

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, a pizza festival is set to take a slice out of Melbourne. 

 

Italian Restaurant Gradi is combining forces with T'Gallant and merging some of the country's best pizza with fresh, food-friendly wines.
 
The enticing aroma's of smoky wood-fired pizza, melted cheese and fresh tomatoes will take over the Crown Riverwalk....

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:56pm

Ali Barter unleashed her debut album A Suitable Girl today showing the world that she understands a thing or two about conjuring up the puncturing experiences of double standards, self-acceptance and romantic invalidation.

 

From her memorable lead single Girlie Bits to the melodic sway of Cigarette, Barter's debut is a heart on your sleeve album that gives a voice to the...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:54pm

Australian Director Hollie Fifer's debut feature The Opposition will premiere for the opening night of the 10th Human Rights Arts & Film Festival.

 

The Opposition details the struggle of 3000 residents of the Paga Hill community in Papua New Guinea, who watched helplessly as police bulldozed their homes to make way for a luxury resort.
 
The gripping documentary...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:46pm

London Grammar have announced the release of their much anticipated second album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.

 

As with their debut If You Wait, the album was written almost exclusively by Hannah, Dot and Dan who poured their experiences from 30 months on the road into the new material.

 

The title track from the album is available now. Check out the lyric...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:30pm

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, FED in French will transform the picturesque banks of the Yarra River into a market celebrating French cuisine. 

 

You'll be immersed in the talents of French culinary experts now established in Australia and experience French culture, food and wine.
 
Traditional and French street food will be the heroes of this...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:14pm

Enigmatic singer/songwriter has unveiled a stunning new track, providing insight into his forthcoming solo album. 

 

Fernando comes in the lead up to his second solo LP, Holiday set for an April 14 release. 

 

Hue’s sound is reminiscent of Father John Misty meets Jeff Buckley meets David Foster Wallace, sitting somewhere outside of the usual genre boxes, yet...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 1:36pm

For over 32 years, Studio Ghibli have touched the hearts of generations with films like My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, Ponyo and Princess Mononoke. To celebrate the release of the studio's very first television series Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter, the legends over at Supersmall have decided to throw a big bash for all things Ghibli.

 

There's going to be life-size cutouts...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 12:17pm

With a rapidly approaching deadline for applications, Music Victoria’s inaugural Live Music Professionals program is shaping up to be one of the most exciting opportunities available for the titular professionals.

 

The program, which seeks to nurture and mentor those who work within Victoria’s live music scene, everyone from independent promoters, to venue bookers...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 10:54am

Australia's finest jazz festival is back for 2017, bursting at the seams with a lineup that pays tribute to the legends of jazz as well as uncovering the next generation of luminaries and virtuosos. 

 

Across ten days and in venues spanning legendary venues to intimate clubs, over 120 events will take over the city - bolstered by capstone performances, New Orleans-style street...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 4:57pm

Grounded Festival is set to hit Dandenong for the first time, arriving as a buzzing event loaded with live music, henna, and a whole lot more. 

 

Leading the lineup comes vocal powerhouse Thando alongside Man Made Mountain, Gremlins, Malesh P & Deng Tebir, a fashion parade, and more.   

 

The Grounded Project represents diverse young people in Melbourne’s West...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 4:47pm

Well-loved actor Bill Nighy is set to hit Melbourne to appear live in conversation. 

 

The special event will act as a prelude to a screening of Nighy's new film, Their Finest. 

 

A BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actor, Nighy's career as a character actor has stretched across generations of film, TV, and stage, appearing in films and series such as Love Actually,...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 4:15pm

Cult-hit Netflix comedy Bojack Horseman is due to hit the silver screen. 

 

The Astor Theatre will be beaming up a curated collection of some of their favourite Bojack episodes in a world-first event. Capping it off comes signature Bojack-inspired cocktails and a slew of extra surprises. 

 

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 3:45pm

Furthering their expansion into the creative arts, Collarts has now aquired the Mercer School of Interior Design as well as adding two new higher education courses to their offerings. 

 

Collarts is set to offer higher education level degrees in Interior Design within the next two years, and plans to further expand into Graphic Design and Animation thereafter. 

 

In...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 2:23pm

Melbourne garage punks Magic Bones are back with a new track and a tour to boot. 

 

Hotter Than The Sun is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album due mid-2017. Recorded by band member Richard Bowers (Horror My Friend, The Harlots) and mixed by award-winning producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Tiny Little Houses, Paul Kelly).
 
Off the back of a successful...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 1:36pm

The team behind Soul Falts Music and Arts Festival have pulled together a mighty fine lineup for their upcoming Bowlo party. 

 

The handpicked selection of artists revolves centred on showcasing acts that capture our emotions and imagination through lyrical content and technical prowess of their vocal performance. 
 
On that front, expect the likes of Quivers, Didirri...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 10:38am

In the words of Panic! At The Disco: "I chimed in with haven't you people ever heard of, the emo party coming to Melbourne?" 

 

Emo is back, for one night only. 

 

Supersmall is hosting an emo night to end all emo nights, counting down the Hottest 100 of the most apathetic and gloriously melodramatic songs of the early 2000s. 

 

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Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 3:59pm

Steve Hackett is heading to Australia on his first ever solo tour of the country. 

 

The powerhouse guitarist has been a guiding influence for axe-wielders across the globe for more than 40 years with his work in iconic progressive rock band Genesis. 
 
“I'm thrilled to bring my Genesis Revisited tour to Australia," says Hackett. "I'm bringing a special set, including...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 3:04pm

Meet Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival - Melbourne's brand new ten-day event that celebrates over 60,000 years of Indigenous Australian culture. 

 

The festival is loaded with over 60 unique events encompassing dance, music, visual art, theatre, film, and talks. Redefining notions of Indigenous art and performance, the festival covers spaces throughout Melbourne including...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 2:27pm

Remi and Silent Jay are one hell of a potent combination. If you need any more proof of that, just watch their brand new clip. 

 

REMI have joined forces with Hiatus Kaiyote back vocalist and producer Silent Jay for a lush, heavy-grooving track. 

 

"I wrote this joint when I was living out of home," says REMI. "One of my friends once told me: 'In Australia we have...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 1:29pm

Melbourne electro pop outfit The Hiding have returned from taking over the US airwaves with a brand new gem to share with the masses. 

 

Lost Kids Balloon is produced by Ryan Ritchie who has brought to life tracks from Kimbra and is the founding member of cult Melbourne band True Live. 

 

Arriving as an upbeat track with an angular guitar melody, Lost Kids Balloon ...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 12:57pm

Orsome Welles are back with new music and some hotly anticipated live dates. 

 

Forthcoming EP Rise is due out May 26, with the band heading out on a cross-country jaunt in support of it. 
 
"For Rise we took a different approach based on how we wanted the end product to sound. We focussed on pre-production, and we think it is evident in the sound being a lot more...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:28am

Aussie hardcore heroes Toe To Toe are heading out on tour in support of their forthcoming album. 

 

It comes in the lead-up to Rise Up, their new album due out on April 28 via Golden Robot Records. The title track also doubles as the album's first single, which you can check out for yourself below.  

 

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:09am

Missed out on one of The Drones' all-time great sets? Fear not, dear reader. We've got you covered. 

 

Off the back of their seventh studio album, Feelin' Kinda Free, The Drones hit the road on a sprawling national tour before wrapping things up where it all began - Melbourne's favourite sweaty shit box, The Tote. 

 

Understandably, tickets sold out in a flash....

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 10:28am

Melbourne's live music scene is one of the greatest this little world of ours has to offer. Let's keep it that way. 

 

Signing up for a Music Victoria membership will not only get you a plethora of killer (and actually quite useful) discounts, it will ensure that the team of hardworking legends behind the Music Vic team can keep fighting the good fight and advocating on behalf of...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 12:19am

Two legends of Aussie rock are getting together and hitting the road. 

 

Fronted by Suze DeMarchi and Dave Gleeson respectively, fans can look forward to a four on the floor night of rock from complete with a hit-fuelled set. 

 

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 4:49pm

Some of the brightest and biggest names in comedy will join forces for the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. 

 

Comedy's night of nights will feature an all-star lineup, featuring Aussie comedy kingpin Wil Anderson hosting the 22nd incarnation of the event. 
 
He'll be joined by 20 of the funniest local and international artists including Paul Foot,...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 4:23pm

Welcoming the walking thinktanks of Jay Rayner, Armando Iannucci, Megan Tan, James Gleick, Tracey Spicer and more.

 

He’s a legendary food critic and now Jay Rayner has promised to lead us to the edible promise land with his new book The Ten (Food) Commandments. Rayner will explain why thou shalt eat with thy hands, why thou shalt worship leftovers, plus a load more in an...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 4:20pm

Legendary Australian theatre troupe Bell Shakespeare are bringing one of the Bard's most iconic tales to Melbourne. 

 

First performed in 1593, Richard 3 paints a portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath that manipulates his way to the ruling class, slaughtering his family, marries his victim's widow and betrays his allies - all in a quest to become king. 
 
Sound...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 4:09pm

Melbourne Fringe Festival is set for its return in 2017, with artist applications opening in April. 

 

Artists from all disciplines are invited to participate in this year's festival, which is renowned for its sprawling open-access program. 
 
"The world needs artists to express themselves now more than ever," says Simon Abrahams, Creative Director and CEO of...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 2:49pm

Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival is back for another year, arriving as the largest celebration of tattoo culture in the Southern Hemisphere. 

 

Featuring over 250 of the finest tattoo artists from Australia and across the globe, the weekend-long festival will feature seminars, the Miss Rites of Passage Competition, a self-contained food truck festival, muscle cars and customised...

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