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Festival Review: The Blurst of Times - Seaworks, Melbourne (19.10.14)

On Sunday October 21st Brisbane’s The Blurst of Times Festival hit Melbourne for the first time. Held at Seaworks in Williamstown, the day featured a line up of excellent Australian talent, across three stages.

Event Review: Armageddon Expo - Day 2, Melbourne Showgrounds (19.10.14)

Day 2 of Armageddon was another massive day of fun and special guests including Doctor Who's Jenna Coleman and Stargate Atlantis stars David Hewlett and David Nykl as well as the favourite cosplay parade.

Melbourne Festival Live Review: The Bamboos - Foxtel Festival Hub (18.10.14)

The Melbourne Festival has been spending the last week celebrating, well, Melbourne, and how could you honour the city without mentioning the magical musical history that haunts the city streets. So there's no surprise in the acts chosen, from hip-hop bastion and social advocate Urthboy, to a tribute to one of the greatest musical icons of the city's lineage, Rowland S Howard. It makes sense that the honouree of this night is just as beloved, that being the funk soul act The Bamboos, who just the night before were honoured with an award for their saxophonists.

Photo Gallery: Armageddon Expo - Melbourne Showgrounds (18-19.10.14)

The Armageddon Expo took over the Melbourne Showgrounds this past weekend, with TV and movie stars from the likes of Doctor Who, Breaking Bad and Superman, as well as members from the huge realms of sci-fi, fantasy, comic, anime and gaming all coming together for a weekend of geek and fanatic goodness. Rebecca Houlden was there and brings you this gallery!

Event Review: Armageddon Expo Day 1 - Melbourne Showgrounds (18.10.14)

The Armageddon Expo dropped by Melbourne this weekend, providing a fun environment for geeks to well, 'geek out' on their favourite fandoms and share their obsessions for all things television, sci-fi, mystical and comical with other fans.

Win a double pass to see Tommy Little, Michael Workman and Anne Edmonds at Comedy at Crown in Melbourne!

Following the smash success of season 1, Comedy at Crown is back with Australia’s most popular comedy performers and fresh industry talent every Sunday for a second limited season 19 October – 9 November at Crown’s Groove Live Bar & Terrace in Melbourne!

Melbourne Festival Live Review: Josh T. Pearson - Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne (14.10.14)

2011 saw the release of Josh T. Pearson's first solo album, Last of the Country Gentlemen. Recorded in Berlin in just two days, the highly anticipated album came ten years after acclaimed The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, the only release made with former band Lift to Experience.

Live Review: Kingswood - The Kustom Kommune, Melbourne (12.10.14)

In the last twelve months, the Kingswood boys have brought old-skool rock & roll back into modern fashion. They have not only demonstrated that they can play good hard rock & roll, but they have also displayed a fun rock & roll attitude while up on stage and off stage. It should then be no surprise that these boys also share a passion for motorbikes, and how else to combine the two than by putting on an intimate performance in a motorbike workshop on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Melbourne Festival Photo Gallery: Josh T Pearson - Foxtel Festival Hub (14.10.14)

Josh T Pearson played the Foxtel Festival Hub last night as part of the Melbourne Festival. Tony Proudfoot was there and brings us these photos from the wonderful night:

Live Review: Rolling Stone Live Lodge ft. Kingswood + The Demon Parade - The Workers Club, Melbourne (11.10.14)

It's the final show in the Live Lounge, Rolling Stone's pop up venue. For the past 2 months the renowned magazine has used Fitzroy haunt and nightmare name to fit into paragraphs The Workers Club, showcasing some of the best and brightest names in the local scene. Bands like The Delta Riggs and Husky along with solo acts like Tom Busby, Kasey Chambers and Harry Hookey have made their way through the stage doors of recent under the Live Lodge banner. Now on this last night it's the duty of Kingswood and The Demon Parade to close the lodge's big red doors. Even before any act has appeared on stage the room is filled to the brim with bodies. The Demon Parade take their places to screams and cheers until the guitar fuzz drowns them out.

Hotel Review on the AU: Executive King Lake Room in Hotel Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park

I now understand why the Hotel Pullman in the inner south Melbourne suburb of Albert Park would be highly desirable around Grand Prix time. Situated on Queens Road, the hotel overlooks the famed race track (as well as the Albert Park Lake) perfectly.

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: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards - Meat Market, Melbourne (08.10.14)

The Australian independent music industry was celebrated last night at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, held in the new venue at North Melbourne's Meat Market building. Performances by Meg Mac, Sheppard, DMA's, SAFIA and Carlton Dry Global Music Grant winner REMi entertained the large crowd, with the award winners taking home some great trophies and praise. Rebecca Houlden brings you this gallery from the night!

Live Review: Alt J (∆), Grace - The Forum, Melbourne (06.10.14)

Since Alt J first played in Melbourne at Ding Dong nearly two years ago, a lot has changed for the band. The venues and crowds are bigger, they won a Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave late in 2013, and recently released another; This Is All Yours but the adoration of their fans is still as rampant as ever, at this sold out show.

Arts Review: Pandemonium Pole and Aerial Spectacular: Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne (05.10.14)

On a cold dark evening in the heart of Thornbury, a group of excited eccentric individuals gathered at the theatre. This was not your usual evening of subdued normality, but rather an alternate universe in which pole dancers, acrobats, and clowns reign supreme. As you take the journey up the spiralling staircase to the theatre foyer, big busted woman in corsets immediately catch your eye, and an air of not so subtle sensuality is evident. Brightly coloured stalls line the walls, whilst the sweet aroma of curry drifts towards you from the nearest vendor.