Melbourne

Circus Review: The Dumtectives in Cirque Noir is a dazzling blend of acrobatics, slapstick and adult comedy

April 12, 2021

A perfectly stupendous amount of ‘Dum’! The critically acclaimed and globally touring Australian circus company, Dummies Corp, lights up the stage at The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne with their first adult-themed circus comedy – The Dumtectives in Cirque Noir. As part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, this show blasts you into a world of […]

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PAX Aus 2021 tickets back on sale after first round hiccup

April 8, 2021

Tickets to PAX Aus 2021 are back on sale. The first round of badges, on sale only a few weeks ago, created a great deal of drama as demand surged, servers failed, and excited punters missed out. Today, the second round of tickets is live. Ticket quantities remain limited, and demand will be high. You […]

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PAX Aus will return to Melbourne in October

March 11, 2021

After several days of social media teases, PAX Aus confirmed yesterday that it will return to Melbourne as a live, in-person event. The convention will return to its long-time home at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and will run from October 8-10. As of this writing, tickets are limited. This is due to the […]

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Say hello to the Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne’s newest ritzy and reimagined performance venue

February 23, 2021

A swanky new performance venue is about to open in Melbourne’s old Metropolis House on Sydney Road. The Brunswick Ballroom is set to become Melbourne’s most eclectic and diverse new entertainment venue, hosting Australian and international acts, from music and cabaret to comedy. Spearheaded by new venue owner and impresario Andrew Kay AM, Brunswick Ballroom […]

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Transitions Film Festival Review: Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story is an inspiring look at an activist who walked to the beat of his own drum

February 23, 2021

Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story was my first introduction to the eccentric writer and eponymous artist. Baumer went viral in 2016 after he embarked on a barefoot walk across America. This documentary takes in various beats along his journey of over 100 days. It’s a portrait that is as rich and detailed as an oil […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Queen P – Forum, Melbourne (11.02.21)

February 13, 2021

9:30pm on a Thursday night and the Forum had a long line queuing around the side of Hozier Lane. Everyone was waiting to get in to see Holy Holy and their opening act, Queen P. There was extra tension in the queue: for many of us, it was the first time seeing an artist play […]

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Melbourne’s Musical Theatre Scene Revived: 5 shows not to miss in 2021

February 11, 2021

Melbourne’s theatre scene is back! If you’ve missed the feeling of sitting in one of Melbourne’s lavish theatres, enjoying snacks and a drink from the bar while enjoying a show to remember, get excited because there’s a stellar lineup of shows ready to blow you away. From the Comedy Theatre to Her Majesty’s, Melbourne’s best […]

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Melbourne is getting an open air cinema in a historic prison site this Summer

December 3, 2020

This summer, Melbourne’s historic Pentridge prison site will become home to the Pentridge Open-Air Cinema, letting Melbournians appreciate the wonders of the big screen once again. Launching from 26 December 2020 until 28 March 2021, the Pentridge Open-Air Cinema will be a luxurious extension to the current Pentridge Cinema run by Palace Cinemas, making for a […]

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This Melbourne hotel has been refreshed for staycationers with retro games, karaoke and a cinema

October 26, 2020

With some aspects of Melbourne’s lockdowns easing, some of the city’s hotels are bracing for the inevitable influx of staycationers who really need to get away from their homes for a few years. The relatively new Element Melbourne Richmond is one such property, launching what they are calling the “Ultimate Sleepover Experience” by turning the […]

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Merivale At Home to launch in Melbourne with Totti’s, Mr. Wong and more

July 21, 2020

When Merivale launched its at-home dining business “Merivale At Home” earlier this year, it gave locked-down Sydneysiders the opportunity to experience some of the city’s best venues without leaving their house. Now it seems the delivery platform has given the juggernaut hospitality group a somewhat modular in design, allowing Justin Hemmes to expand his empire […]

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Dine With Them: Best Melbourne venues to order from while stuck in iso

July 20, 2020

Lockdown has made a comeback in Melbourne, meaning more time at home and less time sunning ourselves on a secluded tropical island. While our social lives may be on hold, at least we don’t have to wave goodbye to delicious Melbourne food. Though dining out isn’t an option right now, plenty of our favourite venues […]

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Guzman Y Gomez is doing $9.90 burritos and bowls with free delivery for Victorians

July 20, 2020

It’s tough to be in VIC right now, with COVID-19 cases soaring and Melbourne returning to tight lockdown measures. Some of Australia’s biggest casual restaurants are doing their best to help out. We’ve already seen Grill’d offer Victorians 2-for-1 burgers to ease them back into the order-in state of mind. Now it seems Mexican favourite […]

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Track of the Day: IJALE Feat. Rara Zulu “Hotlines” (2020)

July 17, 2020

Melbourne-based Australian-Nigerian emcee IJALE has served up the first taste of his upcoming debut EP Wildly Disparate Sounds with the conceptually powerful, aesthetically smooth “Hotline”. More than just a song, the hip hop artist has expanded upon the idea of having a safe space for the Black community and other people of colour to vent […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival launch their 2020 program – MIFF 68 ½

July 16, 2020

In a bid to maintain the state of cinema and reimagine the festival mind-frame, the Melbourne International Film Festival has launch MIFF 68½, an online curated program that’ll allow home-bound Melburnians the chance to experience the festival’s intended 2020 line-up. Running from the 6th-23rd August 2020, MIFF 68½ will showcase 113 films across its schedule – […]

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Koko Black is bringing Tokyo Lamington to Australia for one day only

July 1, 2020

Australia’s beloved Koko Black has teamed up with Tokyo-based dessert shop Tokyo Lamington for what will surely be one of the most delicious collaborations of the year. That’s three decadent and unique twists on the timeless lamington – limited-edition treats that will be available for one day only at Koko Black stores on Tuesday 7th […]

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This Melbourne bakery is doing loaded brownies with nationwide delivery

June 24, 2020

Melbourne’s three-store Goldeluck’s bakeshop has been caking itself in e-commerce for a few months now, delivering “survival boxes” with pastries and doughnuts around the areas of Lakeview, Eastland and Croydon. Now, the bakery has made an ambitious online jump to nationwide deliveries, with a limited menu that includes dessert boxes packed with loaded brownies and […]

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Sydney’s Lower North Shore is getting an “urban farm” venue from Acre

June 24, 2020

After the successful launch of restaurants in Camperdown and Melbourne, the Acre Group is expanding even further by launching its third venue in Sydney’s lower north shore. Situated in Artarmon, the urban farm-inspired space will include bakeries, cafes, restaurants, bars, a kitchen garden and a greenhouse-style function space, aligning with the already existing Acre venues. The […]

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PAX Online will replace Melbourne and Seattle shows for 2020

June 17, 2020

ReedPop has announced PAX Online, a web-based version of the traveling video games convention. It will take the place of both the PAX Australia and PAX West conventions for the remainder of 2020. The announcement follows yesterday’s news that PAX Aus 2020 would no proceed as planned, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. PAX Online […]

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PAX Aus 2020 has been cancelled

June 16, 2020

We knew in our hearts there’d be no PAX Aus 2020 this year, but we dared to dream. ReedPop, the company behind the world’s biggest traveling video games convention, has announced that PAX Aus 2020 will not go ahead in October as originally planned. The cancellation is due to health concerns surrounding the ongoing Covid-19 […]

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Melbourne: The Drive-In announces Lime Cordiale, Baker Boy, Winston Surfshirt & more for first weeks of shows

June 16, 2020

Our entertainment industry has been one of the hardest hit by social distancing practices, but with restrictions loosening, it’s time to bounce back. Many of our favourite artists have responded with innovation: live-streaming their performances, actively engaging with their fans on Instagram, and even hosting online parties. However, nothing beats going to a gig, feeling […]

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Interview: Talking burgers, consistency, and COVID-19 with Easey’s co-owner Jimmy Hurlston

June 8, 2020

It’s been five years since the man who literally wrote the book on burgers opened up an the ambitious Easey’s in the eternally hip Melbourne suburb of Collingwood. The multi-storey building, topped by sightly repurposed train carriages, has since become the preeminent spot for no-fuss burgers in the city and has remained so until this […]

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Track of the Day: Peak Park “Please Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” (2020)

May 29, 2020

“Please Don’t Be Hard On Yourself” is Peak Park’s latest single with a powerful message. The Melbourne-based three-piece music project has shed light on the awareness and importance of mental health. The track features a kaleidoscope of musical elements with alternative-rock and uplifting electronic-space-pop waves. Relatable and deep sentiments are illustrated with honest and profound […]

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W Melbourne locks in December 2020 opening date

May 22, 2020

Hugely anticipated lifestyle hotel W Melbourne has confirmed a new opening date, pushing back their originally stated mid-2020 debut to the end of the year. Come December 2020, the second property as part of W’s triumphant return to Australia – the first was W Brisbane – will be flinging doors open for guests ready to […]

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MIFF introduce Digital Film Festival 68½

May 7, 2020

In the face of the global disruption to the entertainment market, the film industry is finding new and innovative ways to keep cinema enthusiasts connected, and today the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) announced MIFF 68½ – a reimagined celebration of film online. Following the festival’s cancellation, MIFF Artistic Director Al Cossar and his team […]

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Track of the Day: Trace Decay “Sad Dance” (2020)

April 30, 2020

Having sold out shows in their hometown Melbourne, up-and-coming duo, Trace Decay have released their latest single, “Sad Dance”. To date, the indie-rock pair have released two singles, “Hindsight” and “Passivity”. Gaining popular demand from multiple radio stations such as Triple J, Purple Sneakers and Abduction Radiation (USA). The track presents a complex mixture of spellbinding beats […]

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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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