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Issue 1712

Words by Staff Writer

This month, we all have a crucial chance to recognise Australia’s First Peoples by voting Yes in The Voice referendum, so we spoke to Reconciliation Australia about why a Yes vote is so important.

October is also one of Melbourne’s biggest festival months. Striking Japanese punks Otoboke Beaver are our October cover stars, headlining High Street’s inau- gural Eighty-Six festival. We also feature Catherine McClintock before her show at Melbourne Fringe and Cécile McLorin Salvant before she closes Melbourne International Jazz Festival, in addition to a guide to Melbourne International Games Week’s Big Games Night Out.

We also chat to Dan Sultan, Tina Arena, David M Western, Didirri, Phony Ppl and Baby Animals, before they play shows across the city over the next few weeks.