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THE HIFI MELBOURNE

Live Review: All Time Low + Fireworks - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (25.02.15)

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There aren't too many things in life that are certain, but the few things that are include death, taxes, and hilariously entertaining All Time Low headline shows. Melbourne's Hi-Fi played host to the pop-punk royalty four piece, with fellow American punk rockers Fireworks the support act as the sold-out venue was treated to nearly two and a half hours of uncompromising fun.

Live Review: Mac Demarco + The Murlocs - The Hi-Fi Melbourne (03.02.14)

When the effervescent Agnes De Marco introduces the support act for her son’s show at The HiFi bar in Melbourne, red wine in one hand, the other hand neatly resting on her popped hip, you know you’re about to witness a very atypical indie rock performance. I had it on good report that Mac De Marco and his four-piece band enjoy putting on a raucous performance in their shows, testing not only their physical and mental boundaries, but also the audience’s. As I stepped down the tall staircase and into the standing area, intoxicated by the promise of potential nudity, discordant jamming, and maybe some ad hoc crowd surfing, I was met with equal amounts of trepidation and excitement.

Photo Gallery: Mac DeMarco - The Hi-Fi Melbourne (03.02.15)

Mac DeMarco performed a Laneway Festival sideshow at The Hi-Fi in Melbourne tonight. Perri Cassie was there and brings us these photos from the hilarious and brilliant performance:

Live Review: The War On Drugs - The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne (11.12.14)

Potentially being my last gig of the year, The War On Drugs certainly left their mark as one of my favourite shows of 2014 by playing a beautiful set of dreamy numbers that induced a spiritual experience I didn't expect.

Live Review: Kimbra - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (22.11.14)

Kimbra finished her last leg of her 'The Golden Echo' tour in Melbourne over the weekend however she showed no signs of fatigue as she bedazzled the audience with her extraordinary voice and elaborate costumes.

Photo Gallery: Bluejuice + Thelma Plum + Jody - The HiFi, Melbourne (10.10.14)

The Bluejuice farewell party continued through into Melbourne this weekend, with the Sydneysiders bringing the Retrospectable Tour to The HiFi along with special guests Jody and Thelma Plum. Carl Dziunka brings you this gallery from the night!

Photo Gallery: The 1975 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (27.07.14)

The 1975 played two massive shows in Melbourne earlier in the week, and Samantha Thomson was there to bring us this photo gallery of the boys in action at The Hi-Fi Bar.

Live Review: Band Of Skulls- The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (17.06.14)

Before I begin this review and slather (well deserved) praise on Band Of Skulls, I would like to throw a huge virtual high five to the 6'5 guy who carried a young woman who had collapsed in the heat and hustle of the front row to safety. Punters like you are few and far between, and your actions were completely badass. Random giant guy, you are a legend.

Photo Gallery: Band of Skulls + Apes - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (17.06.14)

Band of Skulls play Melbourne as part of their world tour for their latest album Himalayan. Michael Christian was at their Tuesday night show at The Hi-Fi and brings us these photos:

Photo Gallery: Wagons + Fraser A Gorman + Jonny Fritz - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (07.06.14)

Wagons rolled into Melbourne on their Acid Rain and Sugar Cane album tour, with Fraser A Gorman and Jonny Fritz. Michael Christian captured the evening and you can enjoy his photos below!

Live Review: Kingswood + The Bennies + Them Bruins - The HiFi, Melbourne (24.05.14)

It's been twelve months since Kingswood played in Melbourne last and they were back to promote their newest single "Sucker Punch". Tonight, the Kingswood boys transported us back to the good old rock and roll days of the 1960's, with a super energetic set that featured flying pizza.

Kid Ink brings "My Own Lane" tour to Australia!

After touring the United States, Los Angeles rapper, producer and performer Kid Ink is bringing his "My Own Lane" tour to Australia!

The AU Interview: Kyle Kinane talks about finding 'it' in his MICF show

Most of us spend life looking for something, anything of worth. US comedian Kyle Kinane likes to figure all that out on stage and espouse all the unique things that happen in that search. We decided to ask him a few questions prior to him bringing his stand up at the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Live Review: Eagles of Death Metal + Rocket From The Crypt + Mutemath - The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne (24.02.14)

It’s not every day that the front man of a headlining act is DJing from his tour van out front of the venue he’s just about to play, but that’s exactly what happened when Jesse Hughes from Eagles of Death Metal rocked up late to the Hi-Fi Bar on Monday night.

Photo Gallery: Frightened Rabbit - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (05.02.14)

Perri Cassie was at The HiFi Bar in Melbourne to welcome Frightened Rabbit as they played to an excited crowd for their Laneway Festival sideshow! Check out his gallery here.