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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...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 12:24pm

Hope Recovery is the first taste of William Crighton since his 2016 self-titled LP.

 

Recorded throughout rural locations of East Coast NSW, Crighton collaborated with producer and Crowded House drummer Matt Sherrod on the release.

 

Discussing the capabilities of his imminent tour, the songwriter says, “I don’t want to give too much away. Expect a host of special...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 12:22pm

The party will bring together an explosion of female indie and electronica.

 

Curated by solo electronic artist Kids At Midnight, the Love Safari will see the likes of The Girl Fridas, Aurelia, Roz Yuen and Kids At Midnight herself come together to perform live. DJs Adriana, Ruby Slippers and Whiskey Houston will be come in for support slots and interstitial tracks.
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Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 12:05pm

Mini golf and drinking: together at last. 

 

Holey Moley Golf Club is bringing together cocktails, beer and putt-putt golfing with 18 uniquely themed holes and two nine-hole courses. 
 
Each hole is custom-designed to have its own quirks and eccentricities with multi-sensory courses that turn traditional mini golf on its head. 
 
As for what's on the drink...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 5:20pm

Is your memory a little, er, hazy from when Wax'o took to the Sup' for Golden Plains? Same. 

 

Don't worry though, because the purveyors of groove have put the whole thing up on Soundcloud for your listening pleasure. 

 

And if your memory needs a little extra jogging, here's what our reviewer...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 3:45pm

Seamlessly blending the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour.

 

The troupe’s trademark theatricality and effervescent choreography will also be on show for a performance unfolding within a cleverly designed model-kit world that challenges perspective, scale and concepts of normality.
 
Acrobats...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 2:39pm

Former member of pioneering electronic duo Yazoo, Alison Moyet is one of the most important voices to come out of Britain.

 

Touring in support of her ninth studio album Other, Moyet has promised splashes of new and old throughout the much-anticipated venture.

 

Despite her professing of age, her newest explorations burst with clarity, vitality and freshness,...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 2:34pm

It must be superstition – for the third time, Canadian indie ska futurists Walk off the Earth will whisk around the world whilst bandleader Sarah Blackwood is pregnant.

 

And for the third time a rollicking, vivacious tour awaits. Beginning in Canada, their journey will take them through the US, Europe and then into Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

 

Bearing a...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 2:29pm

Sean Heathcliff is stepping up onto the stage and performing shows for the first time in two years.

 

Playful and dreamlike, A Boy And His Rose is a delicate piece of art poised to transcend off the back of a five-piece band.

 

During his live hiatus, Heathcliff has dabbled in writing novels, plays and scores for short films. The five-track extended play captures...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 1:59pm

They’ve become the undisputed gods of Australian indie rock and part of that can be attributed to their goof and tomfoolery on and off the stage.

 

How To Taste’s new video is perfect disclosure of the exuberance and cheekiness that has characterised them so strongly over their journey.

 

Check out the antics below:

 

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 1:00pm

Australian songwriting stalwart Paul Dempsey is hitting the road. 

 

It comes in support of the fourth single taken from Strange Loop, the slinky and seductive Blindspot. 

 

Strange Loop debuted in the Top 5 of the ARIA Albums Chart upon its release in May 2016, and has been receiving stellar reviews ever since. 

 

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 9:57am

Prahran is set for a facelift to the tune of $60 million. 

 

Built in the centre of Prahran, the new plaza and park will stand at 9000 square metres, inspired by the piazzas of Europe. 
 
Dubbed Cato Square, the new development will feature nine open-air zones including a central square with a garden, water feature, and even a small 'forest' - arriving at a size that'...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 9:40am

If you've ever wanted to enjoy a music festival in the former Pentridge Prison, here's your chance. 

 

The two-day free community event is set to commemorate 20 years since Australia's most iconic prison's closed in 1997.
 
The former prison site will be transformed into a vibrant festival for all ages, featuring performances from local musicians and Melbourne's most...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 9:32am

US comic Tom Segura is heading to Australia. 

 

He'll be bringing a barrel full of fresh laughs with him, courtesy of his brand new stand-up show No Teeth No Entry. 
 
The tour comes in the wake of his Netflix comedy special Mostly Stories and his popular Your Mom's House podcast, as well as his third hour-long stand-up album, which topped the iTunes and Billboard...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 8:18am

'90s pop phenomenon Hanson are coming to Australia as part of their world tour. 

 

The tour marks their 25th anniversary as a group, two decades on from when MMMbop took over the airwaves.

 

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 4:19pm

Melbourne alt-country artist Jemma Nicole's newest single Guilty and Free tells the story of a reckless man on the run leaving a trail of destruction behind him.

 

Jemma plays the character in the video of the careless runabout, collecting and destroying hearts alongside her band of babes.

 

The single comes from her acclaimed debut album My Darkest Hour which...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 4:16pm

Allday has been keeping himself seriously busy. 

 

Fresh from dropping his brand new single, he's also revealed the details of his forthcoming album and tour. 

 

New track In Motion features electro wunderkind Japanese Wallpaper getting in on the action, who will also be joining the rapper on his upcoming tour. It's the latest track to be released from his highly...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 2:55pm

Old time singer/songwriter Archer has announced his new single My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart, a beautiful rediscovery of Mike O'Malley's original ballad from the 1950s.

 

Archer was honoured to put his spin on the classic stating, "It feels damn good to bring an old fair dinkum forgotten Australian love song out again. It's a huggin your Grandma kind of a song - livin and...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 2:47pm

Neo-soul act New Venusians have dropped their latest track before hitting the road. 

 

A slow builder, Game Change sees the seven-piece taking a few twists and turns, with opening soul-fueled minimalist grooves paving the way for a midway guitar-induced break that builds to a crescendo of synths and percussion. 

 

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 1:52pm

Melbourne singer/songwriter Ben Wright Smith has delivered with the release of his debut album The Great Divorce.

 

The album was produced by Oscared Dawson of renowned indie rock band Holy Holy and features collaborations from Ali Barter, Tyler Millott, Jesse Williams and Andrew Braidner.
 
The result is a diverse collection of up-tempo songs charged with pop hooks...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 1:18pm

Arts Centre Melbourne and Footscray Community Arts Centre present Passenger, a new theatre experience.

 

At the show, audiences are taken aboard a moving suburban bus on a narrative-based journey that departs and returns to the same location.
 
An original filmic soundtrack subtly seduces passengers into an alternate understanding of what they see outside with...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 10:50am

If imitation is the best form of flattery, then consider yourself flattered Melbourne. 

 

A plan has been unveiled to revamp Scottland's Glasgow to become a 'mini Melbourne', transforming over 90 laneways into public spaces loaded with bars, independent shops, and restaurants. 
 
Sound familiar? 
 
When putting together the project for their city centre...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 9:35am

Kehlani is heading to our shores for the very first time. 

 

She'll be bringing her SweetSexySavage tour on the road, in support of her acclaimed debut album. 

 

It comes in the wake of a Grammy nomination, mixtapes that have garnered a cult following and a collaboration with Zayn Malik on his track, Wrong. 

 

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 2:54pm

Boogie is nearly upon us, but there's still surprises left in store. 

 

Joining the already heaving lineup are Dan Baird & Homemade Sin getting down from the US, Oh Pep!, Drug Sweat, Jarrow, Baby Blue, DJ Rainbow, DJ Mermaid, Andee Frost, Ginger Light, Manchild, !Breechboy!, James 'Hound Dog' Young, Larry Kronick Jr, and BT's Country Moanings. 
 
They'll be...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 2:07pm

Boomerang Festival is returning to Bluesfest for 2017, bringing a diverse array of music, dance and conversation. 

 

This year's lineup features Leonard Sumner, Oka, Yirrmal, Airileke and Rize of the Morning Star, Emily Wurramara, Tenzin Choegyal, Te Kopere Maori Healers, Excelsior, Jannawi Dance Clan and Bundjalung Artists. 
 
Featuring artists from Australia, Canada...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 1:49pm

Arbory Bar and Eatery have just turned two, and they're celebrating in the best possible way. 

 

They'll be dishing out a free schooner of ice cold Mountain Goat Summer Ale with the purchase of any one of their award-winning burgers. 
 
As far as burgers go, they've got the goods. Get down for one of their double cheeseburgers, Southern fried chicken burgers, fish and...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 1:42pm

Brisbane indie legends Screamfeeder are hitting the road in support of their forthcoming album. 

 

Their upcoming release, Pop Guilt, is the latest installment in the band's long-reaching discography, with their debut album Flour being released in 1992. 

 

Multiple records later and a brief break later, the crew are back in action with the scorching fuzz-pop...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 1:08pm

Musical legend Peter Hook shall be performing a huge selection of his greatest hits with his new project when he hits Melbourne later this year.

 

As a former bassist and co-founder for both Joy Division and New Order, Hook's signature high bass lines and distinctive style was an integral part of the the groups' sound.
 
Now as part of Peter Hook & The Light, he'...

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