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Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:16pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Before we go into this week’s highlights, some pictures and descriptions have surfaced of the capsules being sold as MDMA that recently caused a string of overdoses and deaths. Apparently the contents of the caps are dark brown with a sticky sugary consistency that looks damp. Test results indicate the contents are PMA or 2C-T-x, both of which cause...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:15pm

With Georgia Spanos

 

If there’s one joy to celebrate this Australia Day, it’s our wonderful city full of diverse flavours and cultures. That's why the well acclaimed Mexican restaurant Mamasita, who kicked an Australian wide Mexican craze, has opened a pop up tent at the Australian Open. It is here that they reveal their first Nachos dish with, wait for it, liquid cheese. They’...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:13pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Lansing, Michigan’s Cheap Girls have announced their breakup after nine years as a band. In an online statement, frontman Ian Graham explained a myriad of personal issues with addiction and misconduct that he is distancing himself from and attempting to move on to other things. The band last released Famous Graves in 2014 and toured Australia in 2013 with The...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:10pm

With Samantha Woss

 

The silly season might be over, but as far as great gigs go, it looks like Melbourne is only getting started. This week, there are a plethora of all ages and family friendly events happening around town. Up in Coburg, the Velodrome Food Truck Festivalis taking off with a bunch of awesome local acts taking the stage each day for free. Who doesn’t love rad...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:14am

With Georgia Spanos

 

So we're all back at work, right? And lunch options are now more exciting than ever. Well we've found a spot which we promise is just what your mundane work day is missing. Big Dog's Deli, located on the traditionally burger prominent strip of Swan Street offers American influenced sandwiches filled with the smokiest, cheesiest and quite honestly sexiest...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:12am

With Asha Collins

 

On Friday January 20 Tennis Australia is bringing you legendary alt-rockers Jimmy Eat World on the Australian Open Live Stage from 7pm (it’s a free gig with your ground pass for the tennis). If that’s not up your ally, then how about New South Wales’ self-proclaimed sad core Rachel Maria Cox in Edinburgh Gardens for her Netflix and No Chill summer tour? Don’t...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:11am

With Michael Cusack

 

This Friday January 20, the Los Angeles based Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is set to play NGV Friday Nights. Smith paints rich sonic tapestries using various modular synthesizer setups and techniques of her own invention, creating a unique journey through time and frequency. In some instances reminiscent of ‘70s synthesizer experiments, others more...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:09am

With Peter Hodgson

 

Melbourne progressive instrumental project I Built The Sky will tour the nation across March and April in support of the recently released second album The Sky Is Not The Limit. Catch them at the Workers Club on Saturday March 11.
 
Coffin Carousel’s new live record Live In Fiend City is out now, and you can also see the entire uncut 30-minute live...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:08am

With Joe Hansen

 

CJ Ramone has announced the upcoming release of a new studio album. Entitled American Beauty, the album will be out on Fat Wreck Chords on Friday March 17. It has been confirmed that Ramone’s backing band will continue to feature Adolescents members Steve Soto and Dan Root on guitar.
 
Crossover thrash punks Iron Reagan have announced the upcoming...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:29am

With Ravi O'Lee

 

2017 is here, so let's take a bite out of some of the tastiest, booziest, and downright  sweetest culinary offerings our city has to offer.
 
Get ready to slip, slop and slap, because Section 8 is importing tonnes of sand into their humble digs as they transform into an inner-city beach for their Urban Oasis party series.  As well as tonnes of sand,...

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