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Melbourne Fringe Festival Photo Gallery: The Ninth Wave ft. Jennifer Kingwell - Lithuanian Club (20.09.14)

A one-night-only spectacular theatrical concert of the Kate Bush album Hounds Of Love took place at the Melbourne Fringe Festival last week, featuring Jennifer Kingwell, her band The Garland Thugs, backing singers including Melbourne soul queen Chelsea Wilson and indie goth darling Plum Green, and cameos from the cream of Melbourne's music scene. Mandy Hall brings us photos from the performance:

Live Review: The Griswolds + Lanks + Sons of Rico - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (25.09.14)

2014 has been a mammoth year for indie party popsters The Griswolds. With the release of their debut album Be Impressive reaping praise from all corners of the world, followed by 3 and a half months of intense touring across the United States, followed by 12 shows back on home soil - I think it’s pretty fair to say these guys would be feeling pretty fucking wrecked by now.

CLOSED Win a double pass to see 'A Four-Eyed Guide To The Galaxy' in Melbourne!

Explore space flight and reach for the stars with Rowena Hutson’s A Four-Eyed Guide to the Galaxy on at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 19 Sept – 4 Oct. Drawn from her life-long love of tacky DIY sci-fi sets and an obsessive desire to grow up to be Han Solo, Rowena recreates the vastness of space out of cardboard and tinfoil, taking us into orbit to discover what happens in the great beyond.

CLOSED Win a double pass to 'DESPERATELY YOUNG AT HEART' in Melbourne!

The imposing frame of 6 foot 6 inch operatic baritone Robert Hofmann will channel (or is that Chanel?) a spectacular array of hilarious characters – and one of them in 4 inch heels! The show is Desperately Young At Heart, and it makes its Melbourne premiere after an award-winning season at Perth Fringe World.

Melbourne Fringe Festival Photo Gallery: Bridget Bridge "Tell Tails" - The Butterfly Club (22.09.14)

"Tell Tails" is on until 28th of September 2014 at The Butterfly Club (@butterflyclub), as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. To entice us all for the performance, Bridget Bridge danced barefoot on broken glass yesterday. Here's a few photos by Tony Proudfoot from the... unique photo opp.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 23rd September 2014.

In This Issue: De La Soul Meredith sideshow in Melbourne on sale now, The Clouds to play at The Corner, The Pollydevlins announce Melbourne single launch, The Sleepy Dreamers announce October residency, Party with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs at the Juke and Organic Sounds all ages show.

Eating with the AU: The Cider House (Melbourne)

Near the Alexandra Parade end of Brunswick St lies The Cider House . Featuring 15 independently produced local and international craft ciders on tap, along with over 40 bottled varieties to choose from and while the emphasis is on cider as the name suggests, there are craft beers, wine, spirits and cocktails on offer. The philosophy behind The Cider House is one of relaxed shared dining, where those with special dietary requirements, including vegan and gluten free can order directly from the menu and omnivores are also catered for. “No food envy” says co-owner Ben Day. “Everyone can co- exist in the one place.”

F&L Feature: A lesson in food styling at Fine Food Australia 2014

Since it’s inception in 1984, Fine Food Australia is now the largest annual food trade industry event for the foodservice, hospitality, export and retail sectors. Featuring over 1000 exhibitors, representing 41 nations and attracting over 24,000 buyers, all manner of industries associated with the food industry, such as world class food producers, packaging, lighting, cutlery, furniture, catering and processing equipment companies are represented here.

Photo Gallery: Melbourne Fringe Festival launches; man balances an ironing board on his chin.

Multitalented performer, comedian and Fringe Festival artist Trent Buamann, aka The Birdmann, balanced an ironing board on his chin on Friday in celebration of the launch of the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Live Review: Justin Timberlake - Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (18.09.14)

Can you actually believe it has been seven years since Justin Timberlake last graced the arenas and stadiums of Australia? Seven whole years. It's crazy to think back to 2007, a time when Justin Bieber was only just starting to publish videos on YouTube, Taylor Swift was only just breaking out in the country music scene and the boys from One Direction were only just hitting puberty.

Hello Asia! Live Review: B1A4 Road Trip - The Regent Theatre, Melbourne (19.09.14)

B1A4 first debuted as a five-member Korean male group in 2011. Three years later, the extremely charismatic and talented quintet have embarked on their first international tour, a 'Road Trip' that gives fans the opportunity to see the boys up close. After kicking of of their first international tour in Taiwan, China and the Philippines, the five charming men from B1A4 finally touched down in Melbourne on Wednesday, ready to perform on Thursday night to hundreds of eagerly anticipating fans at the beautiful Regent Theatre.

Photo Gallery: Justin Timberlake - Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (18.09.14)

Justin Timberlake has finally returned to Australia and Perri Cassie was at the Melbourne show last night - at Etihad Stadium - to see the massive pop star in action with a full band. Enjoy the photo gallery here:

Theatre Review: Richard II - Northcote Town Hall, MKA (Performances through 28th September)

If you're familiar with Mark Wilson's last Shakespeare production - Unsex Me, which drew controversy for its avant-garde take on Lady Macbeth - you might be expecting a sexually confronting or generally weird performance. Don't worry, though. For a production with a cast of two and a decidedly irreverent bent, Wilson's take on Richard II is surprisingly faithful to the themes of the original Shakespeare. Wilson and his co-star, Olivia Monticciolo, deliver an adaptation of Richard II that tries to highlight the play's relevance to current Australian politics.

Photo Gallery: Robbie Williams - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. (16.09.14)

Robbie Williams took Melbourne by storm on his Swing Both Ways tour last night. Carl Dziunka was there to capture the return of the man in action...

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2014 Film Review: Hot Young Bloods (피끓는 청춘) (South Korea, 2014)

"We gave you freedom in your hairstyles, but not freedom in everything..."

It would not be too advantageous to say that it is uncommon to find many teenage coming-of-age dramas where there is anything remotely average or commonplace about our main characters. However, Lee Yeon-Wo's film Hot Young Bloods provides a small, yet arguably parodied insight of what we may loosely determine as typical high school life.