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Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 11:38am

With Peter Hodgson

 

Higgo's Heavy Cherry VIII- the monster event curated by Dave ‘Higgo’ Higgins at Cherry Bar, kicks off on Friday December 16 with a huge lineup of Orpheus Omega, Dreadnaught, Se Bon Ki Ra and Saralisse. Doors open at 7.30pm.
 
Higgo’s a busy man. The very night after Higgo’s Heavy Cherry is the very first Higgo's Heavy Pelly, at Pelly Bar. Fresh...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 11:35am

With Joe Hansen

 

The good people at Headspace Collingwood have helped put together a great show this Friday December 16 at Bar Open. To raise money and awareness for mental health assistance in Melbourne, the show will feature some of the city’s heaviest and most abrasive hardcore acts including SUNDR, Removalist, No Haven and Saskatchewan.
 
Reformed post-hardcore...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:15pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Melbourne melodic punks Laura Palmer have announced the release of their upcoming sophomore EP. All The Way, the self-released EP, is currently available for pre-order and streaming on the band’s Bandcamp page. The record is due for release on Saturday December 10, coinciding with the band’s appearance at Neighbourhood Pizza Party show at The Old Bar.
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Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:14pm

With Michael Cusack

 

It’s Meredith week, and I for one am super excited to sink some tins and pull some embarrassing shapes in the ‘Sup to Throwing Shade, Ben UFO, Chiara Kickdrum and all the rest. But if you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets, there’s still plenty going on in ol’ Melbourne town. On Thursday December 8, Ben UFO heads up Novel’s 5th birthday celebrations at...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:09pm

With Declan Burgess

 

Federation Square are set to host the annual African Music and Cultural Festival this Saturday December 10. From early morning until daylight fades you can frolic in a cultural carousal of music, poetry, dance, food and fashion that celebrates diversity, harmony and community cohesiveness. Featuring live performances from local and international musicians...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:02pm

With Julia Sansone

 

Melbourne’s only Caribbean canteen will bring its exotic island cooking to the cosy John Curtin Hotel kitchen. Inspired by authentic Jamacian cuisine, challenge yourself to try a stewed oxtail burger, rich curry goat with rice and peas or a bowl of red stripe battered chips. Bickle North will also offer classics from their menu including sticky rum wings and...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:01pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Lots of happenings in the world of late ‘80s/early ‘90s hard rock this past week. RATT has ousted drummer Bobby Blotzer, who was touring under his own RATT lineup. The new Blotzerless RATT includes Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier and they’ll be playing shows in 2017. Blotzer has just played a show with his version of the band but it looks...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:05pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt has announced the release of a new EP of unreleased compositions by his former band. Joined by members of his current backing bands the Secondmen and the Missingmen, the EP will feature songs originally written by Mike Watt and the late D Boon during Minutemen’s original run from 1980-1985. The EP is entitled The Bobblymen EP...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:04pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Head along to The Bendigo Hotel this Friday December 2, for the first Mindsnare show with the full lineup in two years. Come catch the chaos before they drop a new full-length. Along for the ride are Born Free, Level and Join The Amish.
 
Australian metal destroyers Aversions Crown will release their second album Xenocide on Friday January 20. The...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:03pm

With Michael Cusack

 

This Friday December 2 sees London’s Randomer attempting to blow the roof off My Aeon for Kontrast. His productions and DJ sets are goddamn relentless raves to the grave, pushing that heavy acid/techno sound. You want to lose your mind on a dark dancefloor and take your brain off the hook for a while? Well this is probably a party for you. Backing him up are...

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