PSOs will gain the power to search for drugs and make arrests

What do you reckon? Let us know in the comments. 

There's a new after-dark festival in the Otways

WinterWild will run across four weekends in Apollo Bay from Saturday July 1 to Sunday August 13. Tickets via WinterWild.

Josh Pyke announces album, single and national tour

Best Of, B-Sides & Rarities is out Friday June 30. Josh Pyke performs at the Corner Hotel on Friday August 4 and at Geelong's Wool Exchange on Saturday August 5. Tickets via the Corner and Oztix respectively.

Cabaret royalty Bridget Everett and Murray Hill team up for Melbourne show

Don't miss this international double-headliner at the Yarraville Club on Wednesday June 7. Tickets via Yarraville Laughs.

Celebrate the life of Elvis Presley on his 40th anniversary

Elvis: The 40th Anniversary Spectacular will be held at Thornbury Theatre on Saturday August 12. Tickets via Oztix. 

Crooked Colours announce 2017 national tour

Vera is released Friday June 23. See Crooked Colours perform at the Corner Hotel on Saturday August 5. Tickets via the band's website.

La Mama Theatre is turning 50 and celebrating with a festival of theatre

La Mama's 50th birthday Mini-Fest will run from Monday July 10 to Sunday August 13. Their 50th birthday party and book launch will be at La Mama Theatre on Saturday August 12. Tickets for both events are via La Mama Theatre.

Want to be a part of Melbourne Music Week 2017? Here's how

Applications are open now until Friday June 9. Melbourne Music Week returns from November 17 - November 25. 

Bella Union to close after Victorian Trades Hall Council rejects lease extension

Stay tuned for details of a closing party that'll send Bella Union out in style. 

Dessert queen Christy Tania to launch ice-cream pop-up in Melbourne

Before bringing Glacé to Windsor in August, Tania serves the Floating Ice-cream at Prahran Market from Thursday May 25 until Sunday May 28.

Mesa Cosa just locked in a free gig with free beer in Collingwood

Catch ‘em roar into Woody’s Bar on Friday June 2.

10 points on why Melbourne is our live music capital – and how it will be greater

For more industry news visit Christie Eliezer's Industrial Strength column

George Orwell's '1984' captures anxiety and confusion in a Big Brother world

1984 comes to The Comedy Theatre from Friday June 2 to Saturday June 10 with previews on Wednesday May 31 and Thursday June 1.

A strictly female BYO Vinyl Night is going down in Melbourne

All you need is the wax when The B.East’s Girls Vinyl Night goes down on Thursday June 15.

The music showcase bringing Melbourne's non DJ electronic community to the fore

It's free and it's all happening at Tago Mago on Saturday June 3. Check out our interview with Thom O’Leary here.

The music of Zelda to be performed live in Melbourne show

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses will be performed live at Hamer Hall on Sunday September 3. Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster from Monday May 29.

S-Town’s Brian Reed to chat murders, mysteries and mazes in 2017 Melbourne show

Brian Reed comes to the Athenaeum Theatre on Wednesday July 26. Prep yourself by listening to S-Town here.

Pop songster MAX unveils 2017 Melbourne show

MAX bounces into the Evelyn on Saturday September 10. Tickets via Select Touring.

I don't want to alarm you, but a plague of mice is taking over Melbourne

There you have it. Melbourne belongs to the mice now. Maybe we always had it coming. At least there's still live music every day of the week. 

Jon Stevens announces ‘Starlight’ national album tour

Jon Stevens performs at The Palms at Crown on Saturday July 15. Tickets via Frontier Touring.

Aussie punk legends The Meanies announce 2017 national tour

They'll take over the Gasometer on Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1. Tickets via Oztix. 

The Snowdroppers call it a day, announce their last ever shows

They'll hit the Northcote Social Club on Saturday October 28. 

Bernard Fanning announces 2017 Australian tour

Bernard Fanning will hit The Croxton on Thursday October 26 and Friday October 27. 

This panel focusing on mental health and the music industry is essential for any performer

The panel will be at the Abbotsford Convent Tuesday May 23 at 6pm. More info here.

The host of 'If You Are the One' is opening a noodle shop in Melbourne

Mr Meng opens on Monday May 22. Catch If You Are the One on SBS Viceland. 

Pawn & Co are throwing a Reconciliation Week charity event

This night of solid grooves and live music is happening on Friday June 2 at Pawn & Co. More info here.

Danger Mouse releases new original ft. Run The Jewels and Big Boi

The soundtrack will be available digitally and physically on June 23. Baby Driver opens nationwide in theatres on July 13.

Coffee in a cone is now a thing and it's coming to Melbourne

Check out their Instagram for local stockists. 

This one ticket will get you into 90 of the world's biggest festivals

Tickets go on sale Monday May 22. Details here. 

Jerry Seinfeld announces final Melbourne show

His final show will go down on Monday August 7 at Hisense Arena. This is the final show that will be added to Seinfeld’s tour. Tickets via Ticketek.