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What do you get when you combine six Aussies, one New Yorker, a potent blend of glamour and athleticism, dancing, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, six-inch heels and sequined frocks? Briefs of course! Following a year of sell out runs across the world, the blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger is set to arrive in Melbourne this...

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On Friday November 27, Rob Delaney and Benjamin Law are hitting the Wheeler Centre as part of The Interrobang: A Festival Of Questions. The question they’re tackling is, ‘Are cockroaches attracted to human tears, and if so, why?’ If you’d like to know, we’ve got five free tickets to give away. Enter below for your chance to win.

 

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Friday Nights at NGV returns this week, giving visitors exclusive after-hours access to Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great. They’re also continuing their live music tradition, with a new set each week coming from a rotating line-up of Australian and international performers. Underground Lovers headline this week’s edition. Send your details to...

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Rising star Olympia is playing at the Shebeen Bandroom on Tuesday November 24. She’ll be launching her single Tourists and the tickets are quickly disappearing. Luckily we’ve got a few spare. Enter below for your chance to be one of the winners.

 

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You haven’t been able to turn on triple J for five minutes this year without hearing Sydney duo Hermitude. Their album was in the top 20 for seven weeks, probably due to their radio-breaking hit The Buzz. Tickets for their upcoming Melbourne performance (Saturday November 28 at Festival Hall) are selling like hotcakes; enter below for your chance to win some.

  

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Legendary locals The Bo-Weevils were among the first Australian bands to play raucous garage-punk in the ‘80s and went on to become one of the countries most successful musical exports across their 15 year career. While they never officially split, they haven’t played a gig since early 2000 – and the wait is finally over. The Bo-Weevils return to the stage next Sunday November 22 at Northcote...

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Sarah McLeod has had a long and varied career, perhaps most notably as the frontwoman for alt rockers The Superjesus. She’s also done a stack of solo stuff, which is what brings her to Northcote Social Club on Thursday November 19. We’ve got two double passes to give away. 

 

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From comedian Nath Valvo comes Grindr: A Love Story?, a soon-to-be infamous performance poking fun at the app that changed the dating game forever. He’s already played to sold out audiences in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, and this time he’s in town for one night only.Enter below and we'll hook you up. 

 

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The infamous Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, out now on DVD and Blu-Ray, offers an inside look at one of this generation’s most misunderstood artists through the use of rare interview footage and never before seen performances. To celebrate the home video release of Amy, a must have for any Winehouse fan, we’ve got a couple of DVD copies to give away. 

 

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The Tea Party are currently touring Oz celebrating the 20th anniversary of their The Edges Of Twilight LP, but honestly they tour here so much it’s not like they need an excuse. They play Palais Theatre on Friday November 13, and just listen to the prize pack we have; a double pass, The Edges Of Twilight reissue, and a selection of Robert Buratti's 'Edges of Twilight' lithograph prints signed...

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Melbourne MC Dylan Joel is the next big name on the hip hop horizon thanks to his debut LP, Authentic Lemonade, which generated a bunch of media buzz after dropping earlier this month. Of course he immediately went on tour following the release, but he’ll be back on Friday November 13 to play at Howler. Get a free ticket or two by entering below.

 

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Sydney boys The Lulu Raes only just came back from playing Bigsound and Small World Festival, as well as a national tour with Holy Holy. You’d think they’d be buggered by now, but they’ve only just started their own headline tour, coming into The Workers Club this Thursday night. Enter below for your chance to score a double pass.

 

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The good folk at Touche Hombre are back again with their famous Day Of The Dead warehouse party on November 1. We are lucky enough to have a VIP double pass to give away that includes face painting, drinks and fabulous food. Just enter your name and email and you'll go in the draw to win!

 

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When you come up with a name like Suiciety, what else is there to do but grab some mates and start a metalcore band? And that’s exactly what these guys did about 25 years ago. They said goodbye in 1997, now Suiciety are back, and they’re launching a live EP at the Evelyn on Friday October 30. You keen? 

 

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UK rockers Pulled Apart By Horses are heading into the country this week to play Sydney’s super secret Stand For Something show. You can’t even get tickets, you have to enter a ballot and hope you get them somehow. If you wanna see them without the fuck around, Pulled Apart By Horses play Ding Dong Lounge on Friday October 30. Find yourself a free ticket.

 

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Jennifer Kingwell and her band The Garland Thugs are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love at Howler later this month on Thursday October 29. They’ll be bringing the last half of Hounds of Love to life on stage, playing through the concept-album-within-an-album titled The Ninth Wave.

 

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Love Street Festival goes down this Sunday at Howler rocking a high profile lineup with Immigrant Union, Saint Jude, The Darling Downs, Gena Rose Bruce, Broads and many more. It’s not all about the music though, with Melbourne’s best independent artists offering up dance, projection, spoken word and performance art programs throughout the day. Get there for free with a double pass on us. Enter...

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The Australian Movie and Comic Expo is coming to the Melbourne Showgrounds real soon, and who doesn’t like a bit of a dork-out? There’ll be panels on costume and prop making, pop culture trivia, cosplay, live quidditch, freakin’ laser tag and comics out the wazoo (obviously). There’ll also be guest talks from Lou Diamond Phillips (Stargate Universe, Longmire), Michael Rowe (Arrow), Dichen...

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With the anticipated launch of his new album going down this Friday, the folks at The Spotted Mallard have generously chucked out a few double passes for Rob Snarski’s upcoming show. Snarski’s new album Low Fidelity was made with many song requests coming from fans. It’s a stripped back, warm and honest 18 track album, and with it’s low-fi aesthetic and memorable cover tracks, it’s the perfect...

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Jay Power is enough of a reason to go to a gig. Jude Perl and Rita Satch are too. What if they were all performing at the same place, wouldn’t that just be too off the chain for some to handle? For most to handle, I’d say. Jay Power plays The Toff in Town on Thursday October 15 with special guests Jude Perl and Rita Satch, enter below for your shot at a double pass if you can handle it.

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After selling out the Prince Bandroom last round, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra are heading back to the venue off the success of their latest single, Satellite. They play there on Friday October 16, and if you read the Free Shit section then you’re probably looking for a free ticket to the show. You’re switched on and you’ve got balls, kid. 

 

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Al Murray The Pub Landlord will bring his new live show One Man, One Guvnor to Melbourne this October. Al has hosted an array of TV series over the last few years including Compete for the Meat, Al Murray’s Happy Hour, Time Gentlemen Please and Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder. He has also released eight best-selling live DVDs My Gaff, My Rules, Glass of White Wine for the Lady, ...

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Stand-up comedian Omid Djalili has announced a trip to Melbourne this October. The British born Iranian comedian's television credits include the Fagin in West-End smash-hit Oliver! and Dr Rance in Joe Orton’s What The Butler Saw. He has also acted in films including Shaun The Sheep Movie, Mr. Nice, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, Sex and The City 2, Notting Hill and The Infidel. This...

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From the creators of Breaking Bad comes the most anticipated prequel of the year. Starring fan favourites Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) and created by the Emmy Award-winning Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad, The X Files) and Peter Gould (Breaking Bad), Better Call Saul season one is a thrilling look into Saul Goodman’s back story and origins. Better Call Saul season...

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In case you haven’t heard, The Who have been touring all year long as part of their 50th anniversary playing together. When they played Hyde Park back in June, The Who pulled a Clapton and filmed it all. The culmination of their efforts, The Who: Live in Hyde Park features the band’s definitive hits such as Baba O’Riley, Pinball Wizard and My Generation, woven with interviews from the band...

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If you don’t know who Clapton is then put down the magazine there buddy, this is Beat, not Uncultured Swine Weekly. Eric Clapton celebrated his 70th birthday and 50th year in the music business earlier this year with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall and filmed the whole damn thing. Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall plays in Australian cinemas for one day only, Wednesday October 14...

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Well known for their high energy live shows, French 10-piece Babylon Circus channel everything from reggae and punk to big band jazz during their rambunctious ska filled sets, fusing together bouncing brass sections and manic guitar licks. They’ve played over 1500 gigs over their 20 year career, so they must be doing a couple things right. Babylon Circus plays this Saturday night as part of...

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On Saturday October 3, thousands of people will descend upon the bushland venue Dashville to celebrate the golden era of Americana, psychedelia and alt country, born out of the American culture of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Bahamas (CAN), Holy Holy and All Our Exes Live In Texas are all set to play across the two day long event, along with way too many artists to list here. We’ve got two...

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Biographical drama Straight Outta Compton tells the infamous story of the rise and fall of hip hop collective N.W.A. It’s been breaking box office records all over America this month, and to celebrate the September 3 Australian release, how does a free double pass sound? Straight outta freeshit.

 

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It doesn’t matter whether you know him from the hugely successful See You Again (feat Charlie Pluth) or club banger Black and Yellow, but I’m sure you know him. Wiz Khalifa returns to Oz later this month, playing at Margaret Court Arena on Thursday October 1, and there’s gotta be a reader or two out there just dying to go. If you’re one of them, enter below to win a double pass.

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