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Live Review: Mavis Staples + Emma Donovan and The Putbacks – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, (07.03.20)

March 11, 2020

Once in a generation there comes a remarkable talent that manages to take the breath from all who hear them. Mavis Staples is one such artist. She is Gospel royalty. It was fantastic to see her back in Melbourne and getting on board with the cause to benefit the Mountain Pygmy Possums. Staples was joined by […]

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Photo Gallery: Mavis Staples + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (07.03.20)

March 11, 2020

Music industry legend Mavis Staples delivered a brilliant performance Saturday night. After seventy plus years of performing she has only improved with age. Support came from Emma Donovan and The Putbacks. Our photographer Danny Hanssen brings us all the action from the night.

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Photo Gallery: Stereolab + Mildlife – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (06.03.20)

March 10, 2020

Stereolab delivered an interesting performance at the penultimate Zoo Twilight performance on Friday night. After many years away from touring they managed to draw a large crowd to catch them perform back in Melbourne once again. Support came from Melbourne locals Mildlife. Photographer Danny Hanssen brings these shots.

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Live Review: Stereolab + Mildlife – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (06.03.20)

March 9, 2020

The penultimate Zoo Twilight show of 2020 saw one of the Ninetie’s biggest experimental groups, Stereolab, head back to Melbourne, ten years after the group last toured. The group were joined by Mildlife, a Melbourne group whose lo-fi dream electronica kept the crowd pulsing early before the main event. Mildlife lulled the early crowd with a fusion […]

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Doom Eternal unveils its brutal metal choir

March 6, 2020

One of the most beloved aspects of 2016’s DOOM was its furious, hypnotic heavy metal soundtrack. Composed by Melbourne producer Mick Gordon, it perfectly complemented the game’s hellish atmosphere and balletic combat. With DOOM Eternal now only weeks away, metal fans are primed to hear Gordon’s new material. Part of that new material may surprise: Gordon […]

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Live Review: Meg Mac and Fergus James shine at the Melbourne Zoo Twilights

March 4, 2020

Friday night at the Melbourne Zoo’s ‘Zoo Twilights’ performance series brought about an evening of upbeat soul with the pseudo-pop musings of Meg Mac and guest support Fergus James. Turning up for some wonderful weather, with the golden hour casting its glow over Meg Mac’s set. First up was Fergus James, the warm-up from NSW. […]

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Photo Gallery: Meg Mac + Fergus James – Melbourne Zoo (29.02.20)

March 4, 2020

Meg Mac‘s Saturday night performance was an excellent way to spend the start to the weekend. Joining her for the evening was Fergus James. The setting of the Melbourne Zoo’s garden proved to be the perfect complement to the music. Our photographer Danny Hanssen was there to capture all the action.

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Photo Gallery: Julia Jacklin + Weyes Blood – Melbourne Zoo Twilights (28.02.20)

March 3, 2020

Friday night was brought alive with the magic of Julia Jacklin and supporting guest Weyes Blood. Both artists lulled the crowd into a melancholic mood, with their smooth, heavenly vocals. Below are some photos so you can relive the night courtesy of Danny Hanssen.

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Accor’s trendy SO/ brand set for Australian debut in Melbourne

February 28, 2020

SO/, the sleek, stylish and design-forward spin-off brand of Accor’s iconic Sofitel, is finally coming to Australia. Debuting down under with SO/Melbourne, the new 288-room hotel is slated for a 2023 opening date and, in-line with other SO/ properties around the world, promises to be bold, fashionable and luxurious. The hotel will be positioned on […]

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Live Review: The Cat Empire + Emily Wurramara, Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (16.02.20)

February 19, 2020

It’s been an exciting year since The Cat Empire’s last appearance at the Zoo Twilight shows of 2019. They have toured to sold-out venues around the country, released their album Stolen Diamonds and frankly had a little bit of fun around Australia as they toured. Luckily for us, the band has graced Melbourne Zoo again, […]

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Photo Gallery: The Cat Empire + Emily Wurramara – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (16.02.20)

February 19, 2020

The Cat Empire finished their run of three sold-out Melbourne performance at the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Concert series on Sunday night; alongside Emily Wurramara, the band put on a stellar performance. Danny brings you the photos from the night.

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IEM Melbourne headlines Melbourne Esports Open in August

February 11, 2020

The rumours were true. IEM Melbourne is real. For the last few years, IEM has been held at Sydney’s Olympic Park.  It’s the Aussie leg of the world’s biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. IEM Sydney drew sellout crowds and became known for its electric, competitive atmosphere. In August, IEM becomes the headline event at the […]

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What to expect when Melbourne’s legendary Albert Park Hotel reopens

February 10, 2020

Historic Melbourne pub The Albert Park Hotel will finally enter its new phase next month when it reopens after an extensive transformation that has been in the works ever since it was purchased by Colonial Leisure Group in 2014. The venue, which dates back to 1883 and is widely considered the beating heart of the […]

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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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Live Review: Mahalia + Adrian Eagle – 170 Russell St, Melbourne (04.02.20)

February 6, 2020

8pm on a Tuesday night and 170 Russell St was completely sold out. There were no gaps leading up to the stage – no room to move, barely any to breathe. It’s never comfortable to feel like a human sardine, but Mahalia made it well worth it. A self-proclaimed “sexy R&B princess” hailing from Leicester, […]

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Melbourne’s sustainable rooftop farm restaurant launches “AcreLand”

January 29, 2020

With the launch of Acre Farm & Eatery in December of last year, Melbourne’s Burwood Brickworks brought to life an urban, sustainable rooftop farm accompanied by farm-to-table dining experiences at Glasshouse Café and Farmhouse Restaurant. Now, Acre is taking things to another level with acreLand, a program of events utilising their rooftop farm. Beginning 1st […]

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PAX Aus 2020 returns to Melbourne October 9-11

January 29, 2020

  PAX Aus, the largest video games convention in the nation, will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2020. The convention has revealed the dates of this year’s show via its social media channels. The show will open its doors at the MCEC from October 9-11, 2020. #PAXAUS 2020 – Australia’s Biggest […]

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Famed New York cocktail bar Death & Co. is coming to Australia

January 27, 2020

Influential New York cocktail bar Death & Co. is the latest institution from the states to plan an Aussie visit, announcing a pop-up tour that will leap across late January and early February at some of the country’s best bars. Brought down in partnership with Australian Venue Co. and Aviation Gin, the pioneering speakeasy-style bar […]

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Melbourne Zoo Twilights kick off their 2020 Season this weekend with Confidence Man and Icehouse

January 20, 2020

Melbourne Zoo Twilights will be kicking off their amazing new season very soon. Whilst many shows have sold out, there are still tickets available for an eclectic range of performances to suit any musical tastebud. Get a group together because you’re all invited to spend summer nights watching favourite artists in the lush surrounds of […]

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Theatre Review: War Horse dazzles audiences with phenomenal puppetry and a deeply moving story (Melbourne)

January 16, 2020

Based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse returns to Melbourne to dazzle audiences at the newly refurbished Regent Theatre. The play exhibits a deeply moving and emotional story about the bond between a boy and his horse during the outbreak of WWI accompanied by stellar puppetry, captivating lighting […]

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Mary’s will open their first permanent Melbourne restaurant next week

January 12, 2020

They say good things come to those who wait, and Melbourne is officially done waiting, as the highly anticipated opening of Sydney-born brand Mary’s is finally around the corner. After ubiquitous success in Sydney – from the Newtown original to the more upmarket Mary’s Underground – the crew behind Mary’s are done teasing Melbourne with […]

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Photo Gallery: Beyond The Valley Music Festival – Lardner Park, Victoria (28.12.19 – 01.01.20)

January 6, 2020

Seeing in the New Year was a massive list of guests over four days of fun, eager to party away the previous decade. Here below are some of the highlights from 2019’s massive iteration of the festival.

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Live Review: Beyond The Valley Music Festival – Day Four, Lardner Park, Victoria (31.12.19)

January 2, 2020

Beyond the Valley’s final day saw the ups and downs of the 2010s come to an end, and the festival organisers made sure it happened in style, bringing some of the best producers and musicians out for a well-versed closing day. While it could be argued that Tyler, the Creator was a bigger hit than […]

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Flight Review: Virgin Australia upgrades its economy meal service and impresses Melbourne to LAX (VA23)

December 23, 2019

Earlier this month, I jumped on board Virgin Australia’s Boeing 777 five-times-a-week service from Melbourne to Los Angeles, and was surprised to find a number of enhancements to their Economy service – which mainly floated around the quality of their meal services. Read on to see what a VA trip across the Pacific Ocean is […]

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The world’s first Ink Hotel makes Melbourne debut

December 17, 2019

Melbourne is now the location for the world’s first Ink Hotel, a personality-focused brand from Singapore-based Next Story Group, best known for their elegant NEXT Hotels and forward-thinking ‘Members Only’ club Kafnu. Ink adds another distinctive element to the group, focusing on lifestyle hotels that shape their own social scenes and provide a comfortable guest […]

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Live Review: Middle Kids + Didirri – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (17.11.19)

November 19, 2019

It might have been a Sunday night, but it was an exciting time for those in Melbourne, with Middle Kids continuing along the path of their ‘New Songs For Old Problem’ tour. The band’s Melbourne dates fell somewhat unfortunately on a Sunday night, but as lead singer Hannah said, “people who see shows on Sunday nights […]

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Photo Gallery: Middle Kids + Didirri – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (17.11.19)

November 19, 2019

Sydney’s The Middle Kids are currently touring on the back of the release of their critically acclaimed mini-album New Songs For Old Problems. The weekend saw the tour hit up Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, with support coming from singer-songwriter Didirri. Danny brings us these photos from the night.

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Live Review: RNB Fridays – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne (09.11.19)

November 13, 2019

Over the weekend Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium hosted one of the largest single day RnB festivals this side of the hemisphere, rivalling that of FOMO. Boasting a line-up that included Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent and Janet Jackson, the RNB Fridays live event was sure to be an exciting one. The eventing also introduced fans to some of the […]

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Photo Gallery: RnB Fridays – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne (09.11.19)

November 10, 2019

RnB Fridays touring show hit up Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium this weekend, with performances from Janet Jackson, Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Jason Derulo and more. Photographer Rebecca Houlden brings us all the highlights of the night.

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Melbourne’s epic Juniperlooza announces 2020 program

November 1, 2019

With 2019 rolling to a close, it’s already time to start planning what Australian events you want to hit up in the first quarter of 2020. First up, the consistently excellent (and sell-out) gin festival of Juniperlooza will be back for Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of February. Taking over The Boatbuilders Yard and Polly […]

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