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Live Review: Semplesize Block Party Feat. Banoffee + Milwaukee Banks + Deja - Howler, Melbourne (07.12.14)

Arriving on typically grey but strangely muggy Melbourne Sunday afternoon, Howler in Brunswick became the ideal venue for the annual Semplesize Block Party. Tucked in behind the beer garden at the entrance, the Howler band room transformed into a veritable playground of raw, local talent that seemed to catered to every music lover’s taste.

Photo Gallery: Listen Out Festival - Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (04.10.14)

The 2014 run of Listen Out came to an end around Australia this weekend, making one of its final stops in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens. Rebecca Houlden was there and brings us these photos from the event:

Album Review: Promised Miracles - Paradise: The Mixtape (2013 Compilation)

Promised Miracles have generously put together a sumptuous slice of what’s to expect on the lyrical rolling hills of this year’s Paradise festival. Run by a collective of creatives, the boutique festival showcases some of Australia’s best emerging musicians and artists. Celebrated on the brink of summer in the alpine wonderland of Lake Mountain, Paradise aims to reinterpret Melbourne’s cosmopolitan culture at a home away from home.

New festival PARADISE reveals line up details!

As one festival nears cancellation, another new one rears its head for its first year in 2013. Paradise, announced today as a three day/two night party from November 29 to December 1, concentrates on showcasing and supporting Australia's up and comers and man, is it a fine line up.

The Boroughs NYC inspired festival tour feat. New York Dolls kicks off in Melbourne this Saturday

The Boroughs NYC inspired culture and music festival is happening this weekend featuring legendary glam punk rockers the New York Dolls with special guests The Hello Morning, Fearless Vampire Killers, DEJA, The Bonniwells, Passport For Amy, Ghost Mutt and Masketta Fall.

DEJA + Richard Lipp + Yuko Nishiyama - The Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne (26.05.11)

Melbourne band DEJA released their LP Preview in February, and as they gear up towards dropping the full LP, they organised a LP Preview Showcase at The Grace Darling to give the fans and industry a taste of the new material. After seeing them in Adelaide earlier this year at the Fuse Festival, I was so impressed that I didn’t hesitate to fly to Melbourne to check out the show.