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Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:10am

Dune Rats are celebrating the release of their latest album in a way that suits them best. By crafting and releasing their own beer. 

 

Dunies Lager is a slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash.

 

Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Azacca hops give a feisty first impression, but mellow...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 9:56am

Noctilucent will be taking to the stage in a special performance. 

 

The inaugural event from the minds at Seasoned-Gatherings, The Toff In Town is set for an intimate night of electronic delight. 

 

As well as Belgium's Noctilucent leading the charge, support will come in the form of Angus Dawson who recently dropped his new video for Ocean in the Sky. 

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Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 9:26am

J. Cole will be heading to our shores at the tail end of a massive world tour. 

 

It comes in the wake of his 2016 effort, 4 Your Eyez Only, which climbed to the top of the charts in the US upon its release. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 4:13pm

Hell yes. 

 

Fresh from announcing their world tour and Victorian shows, Midnight Oil will be taking on hosting duties with seminal Aussie music show, Rage. 

 

They'll be playing some certified bangers including Radio Birdman, Divinyls, Regurgitator, Yothu Yindi, PJ...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 4:05pm

The initiative will allow the new members of our community the opportunity to absorb Melbourne’s vast music scene and make friends at the same time.

 

The aim of the project is to have a mix of young Melburnians and new migrants to attend a series of three or four gigs together, so they’ll get to know one another and hopefully extend their friendship beyond the project.
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Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 3:51pm

Boo Seeka are taking to the stage armed with new music. 

 

In support of their latest single, Does This Last, the electro duo will be jumping on a cross-country jaunt culminating with a hotly anticipated Melbourne show. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 3:36pm

Californian post-hardcore heavyweights Touché Amoré are heading Down Under. 

 

They'll be heading to our shores in support of their new album, Stage Four. They'll be supported by Virginia-based Turnover. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 2:51pm

Fresh from releasing their latest track, Hollow World are hitting the road. 

 

Having just played alongside some of Australia's best extreme metal artists on the Thrash, Blast Grind Festival alongside King Parrot and Psycroptic, today...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 2:12pm

Widely loved electronic pioneers Underworld are returning to Australia for the first time in seven years. 

 

Off the back of their Grammy-nominated album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future, coupled with their peak-time Born Slippy (Nuxx) anthem revived this year for the Trainspotting sequel, audiences can look forward to a journey through two decades of genre-breaking...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 12:25pm

Legendary singer/songwriter Elton John is heading to Australia. 

 

Exclusive to Australia, Elton John and His Band will perform four very special Once In A Lifetime concerts this September.

 

Three of the first-and-last time events will be in cities he has never played before, and one is an intimate revisit of more than 25 years.

 

At the time of...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 5:36pm

Split between Hiroshima and London, Fumio Tanga is an okonomiyaki master. Now, he's bringing one of Japan's most delicious cuisines to Melbourne. 

 

A combination of egg, savoury sauce, fresh toppings, katsuobushi and a whole lot of goodness, there's barely a person in the world who has come back from Japan and not fallen in love with these delicious dishes. 
 
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Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:48pm

The duo took the Thundercat track to another level with unmatched precision and musical unanimity.

 

It was the night before Valentine’s Day and for the audience of Thundercat’s San Francisco concert, Cupid had come early with a match made in heaven.

 

Witness the mastery for yourself:

 

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:47pm

The frenzied party-starters take their sound to another level on the new release.

 

Originally from the south coast of NSW, Mild Manic moved to Melbourne to further their music and it’s paid dividends with their second EP almost upon us.
 
The first single Little Larger tantalised us – hailing a bigger, bolder sound than their debut self-titled EP and in its entirety...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:33pm

Celebrating its 27th year, the inimitable festival has revealed 135 films encompassing 30 countries.

 

Fifteen documentaries, 47 features, 73 shorts, 6 Australian premieres and ten special event screenings and forums make up a bill which will see a special satellite event take over Testing Grounds in Southbank.

 

According to Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF)...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:01pm

Try one with toasted coconut, coriander and kumquat - or even turmeric salt, Frangelico and honey.

 

Cookie’s margarita senorita Airiel is the wunderkind behind the creations – fusing housemade syrups, salts and ingredients with the best Mexican tequilas.
 
Six unique takes of the famous cocktail will be prepared – including their renowned taco chilli salt rim, fresh...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 2:28pm

Thundamentals will venture through New Zealand and across Australia on their latest tour.

 

Their fourth and most refined long-player came in at #2 on the ARIA charts – their highest chart position to date – and takes their diverse brand of hip hop to a new level.

 

Recorded in the studio of good friends Hermitude, Everyone We Know is their first release on their...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 1:29pm

‘These Are the Songs’ is a lovingly crafted compilation spanning the past 18 years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life.

 

A companion to These Are the Days, the album traverses a momentous journey from the wry and laconic observations of The Lonely Goth to the wit and whimsy of You Remind Me, the soaring growl of Hard Currency to the pure joyous on-the-road fun of Sleep on...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 12:02pm

Sun Kil Moon is heading Down Under off the back of his new double LP.

 

Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood takes listeners on a journey across the United States of 2016 – traversing the harrowing, often banal realities of Mark Kozolek’s travels and internal narrative via candid, intimate lyrical musings.

 

As much as his prolific and equally profound...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 10:02am

After a long hiatus, Lana Del Rey has finally returned with a new tune.

 

Titled Love, the track is the first single off her forthcoming album, which is set for release later this year. It marks Lana’s first solo project since her 2015 LP, Honeymoon.

 

“I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed," she...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 6:18pm

The Burning Roaches have unleashed a stop-motion dream for their new video. 

 

In support of their new single Jeff, the ingenious video leads viewers down a psychedelic claymation journey. Capping it off, they'll be hitting the road to celebrate. 

 

Check out the magic below: 

 

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 4:00pm

The Big Vegan Market, hosted by Melbourne Vegan Eats, is set to bring some of the finest vegan products our way. 

 

More than just falafels, the market features over 60 stalls of ethical and vegan-approved food, drink, fashion, craft and skincare.
 
Due to overwhelming demand, The Big Vegan Market has outgrown their original venue and will now be held at the Royal...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 3:59pm

The howling Sydney rock duo Polish Club have dropped their second single and video Come Party in support of their debut album Alright Already. 

 

Come Party features exhilarating, crashing garage soul with a fast-paced grunting guitar and splattered drums. The single and album release was highlighted by the announcement of their first headline tour, set to cover the country....

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 3:56pm

The ever-crowded Cranbourne-Pakenham line will score a $660 million upgrade to reduce overcrowding on one of Melbourne's busiest train lines.  

 

Longer platforms will be rolled out across 18 stations on the train line to cater for 65 new High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs).  
 
The new trains will be 20 percent longer than the existing fleet, capable of transporting...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:49pm

Melbourne's renowned party purveyors Wax'o Paradiso are hosting an out-of-this-world disco at Shimmerlands this weekend.

 

The event, titled The Rather Peckish Caterpillar, is an epic day-party for all of Melbourne's dance and disco lovers celebrating Wax'o Paradiso's third birthday.

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:44pm

Back by popular demand, the Foreign Brothers are bringing their Roller Jam at a new location: The Night Cat.

 

The Roller Jam includes a legendary lineup featuring artists Prequel, Animal Feelings, Sugar Fed Leopards, DJ Hussey, Sleazy Roots and DJ Manchild. 
 
Holding to the philosophy of past events, The Roller Jam is intended to bring together people of diverse...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:27pm

Australian electro pioneers PVT make their triumphant return to the forefront of music with the release of their fifth album, New Spirit. 

 

Since their formation in 1999, trio of Richard Pike, Laurence Pike and Dave Miller has constantly been on the forefront of embracing audio technology and producing confronting music of pop and rock.

 

To celebrate New Spirit's...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 11:17am

Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? Cult comedy Wayne's World is turning 25, and there's a special screening party going down to celebrate. 

 

The film will be blasting in the Northcote Social Club bandroom, capped off with two $100 bar tabs up for grabs by getting dressed in your best Wayne's World-inspired getup. 

 

Capping it off come food and drink specials...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 10:07am

The legendary Midnight Oil have confirmed their Aussie tour dates, stepping back onto the stage in one of the most hotly anticipated tours for 2017. 

 

The Great Circle tour will see the classic Oils lineup travel the world, climaxing with a string of homecoming shows. 
 
"Your musical heart never stops beating, even if you're doing other things at the time. You can...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 6:41pm

The legendary Midnight Oil are reforming for a very special show. 

 

The iconic Australian band last performed at Melbourne's Sound Relief concert in 2009 after formally splitting in 2002. Now, the seminal group are getting back together for what's promising to be a huge tour. 

 

As ...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 6:05pm

This year is the 25th anniversary of k.d.'s first, original album, Ingénue.

 

The Canadian songstress is making her Australian return to celebrate the anniversary, singing some of her most memorable songs from the '90s like Constant Craving and Miss Chatelaine.

 

She's given the world a plethora of heartbreaking but sweet love ballads, and to see the legendary...

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