Author: Ruby Robinson

London-born pom living the Melbournian dream. Gig, rum & travel enthusiast.

Album of the Week: The 1975’s Notes on a Conditional Form is the gift to ground you this weekend

May 22, 2020

It’s been almost two years since The 1975’s most iconic album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, was released. Whilst writing, the band realised instantly that this project was bigger than they had initially predicted. We were promised a Part Two follow-up album to finish what they started. Life for everybody has changed dramatically since […]

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Harry Potter Cursed Child

Why Harry Potter & The Cursed Child is better the second time

March 5, 2020

February 2020 marks the one year anniversary of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reaching Melbourne. With over 325,000 attendees surging into the Princess Theatre to watch the tale unfold across the last twelve months, the show has been a record-breaking success. Although it has been on stage since its London premiere for almost four years, […]

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Live Review: Tora’s masterful songwriting on full display in Melbourne

February 23, 2020

It is an undeniable truth that electronic, chillwave band Tora have had a flourishing career. Emerging from Byron Bay, the boys erupted with their album Take a Rest in 2017, catapulting them into immediate international success and touring abroad. Releasing their most recent album Can’t Buy The Mood in October last year, the four-piece have […]

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Live Review: Bobby Alu transmits minimalist positivity throughout Melbourne show

February 10, 2020

In the hectic nature of big city life, everyone can appreciate the importance of making the most of our precious weekends. Friday evening allowed the delightful Bobby Alu to set the tone for a lucky few in Melbourne; busy brains were wound down after a long working week, forming positive mindsets to enter the weekend […]

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Album Review: Tora delight fans with a deluxe edition of Can’t Buy The Mood

February 5, 2020

The home-grown wonder that is Tora are no longer Australia’s best kept secret. Following the success of their first album Take A Rest in 2017, songs including “Another Case” and “Too Little” caught international attention and saw them head overseas to perform. Now preparing to re-pack their bags for another tour of Europe in the […]

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Album of the Week: Nick Murphy’s Run Fast Sleep Naked forms an experience of enlightenment

April 29, 2019

Although Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker) has been consistent in releasing new singles over the past few years, Friday saw the release of his first album, Run Fast Sleep Naked, since 2014. The Melbournian artist has spent four years travelling around the world, recording content in places where he felt the most creatively […]

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Live Review: Aloe Blacc unravels the history of Soul at Zoo Twilights (Melbourne)

February 26, 2019

The Melbourne summer peak may be on its last legs, but musical and cultural events are still in full swing around the city. A series of concerts under the name Zoo Twilights are currently underway at Melbourne Zoo, lasting from January to March. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to see the animals then bring […]

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Theatre Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child proves as spellbinding as the story itself (Melbourne)

February 23, 2019

The universe of Harry Potter is one that has been enamoured internationally amongst all generations for over twenty years now. With the first book of the series being released in 1997, many of us grew up alongside the franchise and the story seems to bind a deep, personal connection with those who read it. Despite reaching the […]

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Live Review: George Ezra’s Melbourne show with Eves Karydas hints the importance of travel

February 4, 2019

It is no secret that music and travel go hand in hand. The concept of place is the perfect muse for musicians, since a real depth of emotion can be linked to a geographical location or experience. English singer-songwriter George Ezra, who is no stranger to travelling, gave a truly memorable performance to a buzzing audience […]

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Album of the Week: Girlpool’s experimental side pays off in What Chaos Is Imaginary (2019 LP)

January 30, 2019

With a career that already spans half a decade, the evolution of American indie duo, Girlpool, is second to none. For five years, Harmony Trividad and Cleo Tucker have composed music that captures your attention and implores you to listen by tugging at your heartstrings rather than invading your personal space and screaming in your face. […]

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Live Review: Donnarumma engulf the stage at the Grace Darling Hotel

January 21, 2019

Springing from Adelaide, high energy four-piece Donnarumma are a total force to be reckoned with. Following the release of their latest single “Rollercoaster” in November, the band are currently in the middle of their six-date tour across the south and east coasts of the country. This week, the Grace Darling Hotel (Collingwood) hosted their Melbourne show, also welcoming […]

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How to get $40 tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne

January 9, 2019

Harry Potter Fanatics and cheap theatre ticket chasers assemble! As the Potterites amongst you are likely already aware, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to finally arrive in Melbourne, with the first preview performances taking place next week. Whilst the price of the show (especially the need to attend two performances) may be […]

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Live Review: The Vaccines radiate their punk persona in Melbourne

January 7, 2019

Twenty Nineteen is finally at our feet and to mark the moment, The Vaccines flew across the entire globe to give Aussies something to remember during the first week of the new year. The English group appeared at The Croxton Bandroom (Thornbury) alongside Newcastle band, Vacations, and left the sardine-packed crowd drenched in a sublime blend of both perspiration and […]

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Theatre Review: The hilarious Peter Pan Goes Wrong hits Melbourne in time for Christmas

December 23, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, an evening at the theatre is one of those quintessential traditions that many people venture on in order to elevate their festive spirits. Arguably, one tale in particular that seems reminiscent of the Christmas period is that of Peter Pan. Set in hibernal London during the winter, with messages […]

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First Taste: Doncaster’s popular Fish & Burger Co is back

December 18, 2018

Last Wednesday saw a launch night to celebrate the re-opening of trendy restaurant, Fish & Burger Co (F&BC). Located in Doncaster East just outside of Melbourne, the venue has been beautifully decorated and modified by design agency, Studio Equator. Light bulbs and greenery dangle from the ceiling, whilst natural light floods through to create an open […]

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Live Review: Polish Club tears up the Gasometer stage for their closing show in Melbourne

December 17, 2018

Saturday night was the concluding show for Polish Club‘s ‘Get Some Clarity’ tour and there is no doubt that the boys wholeheartedly went out on a high. In October, the rock duo (David Novak and John-Henry Pajak) released the first glimpse of their forthcoming second album with their latest single ‘Clarity’ – a mammoth track […]

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Live Review: Glades + Balu Brigada + LA Women – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (24.11.18)

November 26, 2018

Following the heavily anticipated drop of their new album (which was our recent Album of the Week), alt-pop trio Glades kicked off their five-show tour in Melbourne on Saturday night and left none of us disappointed. The band, formed in Sydney, released To Love You earlier this month and The Corner Hotel in Richmond was the perfect intimate setting […]

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