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Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:47pm

A host of influential young rap artists met at Ding Dong lounge for an exciting, adrenaline-fuelled celebration of hip hop. The WVS label showcase destroyed rivalries between cities, as emcees from all over the country bonded over their mutual love of music.

 

Kick starting the show was newcomer Poppy who dived into a seamless wave of rapid-fire raps, surprising the crowd with a...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 2:13pm

There's something particularly exciting about this weekend. Of course, Golden Plains, but also the fact that come Monday your alarm will not be going off for work. Finally, it's the Labour Day Long Weekend and there's lots to keep you busy within Melbourne and it's surrounds. 

 

Ballarat Antique Fair
A small...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:16pm

Since reforming in 2014, Rocket Science have been slowly but surely regaining an appetite for their signature groove-laden sonic mayhem that echoed down the streets of Melbourne in the early noughties.

 

For those kicking around the garage scene in those days, Rocket Science need no introduction. Their rambunctious stage presence combined with a raw organ and theremin-infused...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:13pm

How would you describe the atmosphere and sound of Hot Potato Band?We've worked hard as a group creating the atmosphere of a New Orleans-style street band and injecting it with ska, pop, funk, and world influences. All of these genres mixed with the fun and antics of a street performance has always set the stage and our audiences for a great time.
 
How did your experience as street...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 2:49pm

Since their formation in 2013, the Brisbane indie rock five-piece have uncapped rage-worthy tunes which keep us up all night long and their newest release is set to do the same.

 

Replete with unmistakable vintage undertones, their music infuses an irresistible modern surf rock swagger. With its blazing drum rhythms and breezy guitar riffs Everybody Talks conjures the typical...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 12:32pm

Your debut album By Design was recorded and co-produced with Bodyjar’s Tom Read and mixed by the Grammy-Award winning Adam Kasper. What was it like working alongside such prestigious musicians?
Tom brought a sense of calm to the recording that I’ve never experienced before. Usually, you’re on the clock when you’re in the studio and you need to perform; when things aren’t landing or...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 12:22pm

Ben Wright Smith’s 2016 itinerary is tiring to read, let alone live. After returning from the US, where he’s spent large parts of the last two years, he’s played more than 50 shows covering every inch of the Great Southern Land, from Tasmania to the red desert plains of Central Australia. Burke and Wills may be famous for going from the top to bottom of our island, but Wright Smith’s...

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 1:52pm

Featuring a solid live music lineup, prizes and DJs spinning some early 2000s bangers, the upcoming Kappa Stigma event is a party with a difference. 

 

Raising funds for Entertainment Assist, all of the profits made will go to support the mental health of Australian entertainment industry workers. The frat-themed event is asking punters to dress up in their finest collegiate garb...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 11:52am

 

While they’re currently touring in support of one of their best albums to date, it wasn’t long ago that things appeared all but over for America’s Black Tusk. In 2014, the swamp metal trio were finalising their most recent LP, Pillars of Ash, when co-founding bassist and vocalist Jonathon Athon died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The band could’ve dissipated, but...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 12:03pm

One of Melbourne's favourite indie club nights is heading out in a new direction, setting up at Ding Dong Lounge. 

 

Razzmatazz DJs Caity K and Ted C will be working the decks with classic and current indie hits every Saturday night. They'll be dipping back into their indie playlists and dropping bangers from Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend and Foals, as well as...

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