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Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 6:30pm

Liv Cartledge's serene vocals and disarming style have caught the attention of many. With her brand new single You Got Me High, Cartledge's soft guitar picking and dulcet cowbell pace promise to arrest the senses.

 

Originally hailing from Beechworth, Cartledge grew up around music and in 2015 was crowned winner of the Telstra Road To Discovery, granting her the opportunity to...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 4:04pm

In the spirit of acknowledging their contribution to the arts, Music Victoria have proudly gathered the best seven metropolitan and three regional councils that ensure strong representation for live music in their area.

 

The City of Melbourne and City of Ballarat have received the prestige of being the top-ranked Metro and Regional councils, respectively. In alphabetical order,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:49pm

Sad By Sad West has dropped their 2017 lineup. However, there's nothing depressing about the bands and artists on offer this year. 

 

The festival is about embracing emotion in both music and life, recognising and appreciating our immediate space and communities. 
 
The Melbourne leg will take place over three days, featuring the likes of Carb on Carb, Pinkbatts, Jess...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:35pm

Catalan seven-piece La Pegatina will bring their special rumba stylings to Australia this May, and are looking to move some hips and get the crowd amped. 

 

La Pegatina formed in 2003, and they're not looking to slow down a bit. You can look forward to lyrics in Spanish, Catalan and French, and a guarantee that La Pegatina will somehow get you chanting their lyrics along with...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:31pm

It must be superstition – for the third time, Canadian indie futurists Walk Off The Earth will whisk around the world whilst bandleader Sarah Blackwood is pregnant. 

 

And for the third time a rollicking, vivacious tour awaits. Bearing a timelessly refreshing sound, Walk off the Earth meld rock, reggae, pop and folk influences and will tour in support of their most recent...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:29pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Shady Cottage has changed locations. 

 

This year’s festival is now being held at the picturesque Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. Situated in Melbourne’s northeast, Lake Mountain is still less than a two-hour drive away, and all programming will remain the same. There are still final release tickets up for grabs, so head on over to the festival...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:16pm

In celebration of the 20177 Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festivals, two of Australia's finest performers are set to take the stage in capstone performances. 

 

Soul powerhouse Emma Donovan will be joined by her stellar band The Putbacks, reinterpreting the music of Aunty Ruby Hunter. 
 
Meanwhile, Archie Roach will be performing songs from his latest album, Let Love...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:34pm

The ultimate celebration of everything Tarantino is back after a sell-out success in 2016. 

 

The Tarantino Ball is back for its third year, paying tribute to the legendary director with a party raging from dusk til dawn. 

 

Naturally, The Tarantinos will be soundtracking the night - playing songs from iconic Tarantino scenes live. 

 

Capping it off,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:17pm

Chocolate lovers, this one's for you. 

 

Melbourne's chocolate festival is back in business for 2017, featuring a pop-up caravan bar serving up chocolate cocktails, a chocolate eating competition, live music, a blend-you-own smoothie van, a chocolate fountain set for dipping marshmallows in til your heart's content, cooking classes and more. 
 
Some chefs and venues...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 8:33am

After much speculation, the 2017 Splendour In The Grass lineup is here. 

 

The huge lineup features the likes of The XX, Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, Royal Blood, HAIM, Sigur Ros, Schoolboy Q, Vance Joy, Two Door Cinema Club, Peking Duk, RL Grime, Bonobo, Father John Misty, Tash Sultana, Paul Kelly, Stormzy, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Future Islands, Banks,...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 3:05pm

The ultimate Twin Peaks nerd experience will challenge novices and experts alike – bringing hints of drag, plenty of weird and enough brown to turn you upside down.

 

Talented music maker and performance artist Tanzer joins waitress extraordinaire Jordy unravelling episode by episode ever so slowly so suspicion lingers for the show’s imminent revival.
 
Remember that...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:58pm

Just when you think Groovin The Moo can't get any bigger. 

 

Capping off their mammoth lineup, they've gone and added 60 acts across the country to their Fresh Produce stage. 
 
Bands added to the Bendigo incarnation include Alice Ivy, Gambit, Harris Robotis, Jamo, Jvmanji, Pon Cho, Set Mo, Slick Slazenger and Throttle. 
 
They'll be joining a slew of...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:23pm

The most famous face in modern science is coming to Australia. 

 

Heading our way on with his show A Cosmic Perspective, the event will include a personal presentation by Dr Tyson himself, a fire-side chat with a local personality, and an audience Q&A session to finish. 

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an expert on the mysteries of the cosmos, understanding the...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:13pm

These guys know an antiquated shitbed when they see one.

 

As Melbourne welcomes back the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show for 2017, ShitGardens return to work – scouring the suburbs for grated parchments, disgustingly symmetrical arrangements and those little tree spout things which pop out of the middle of the lawn for no good reason.

 

In 2017,...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:03pm

The biggest rock’n’roll street party has just levelled up, with Cherry Rock announcing that Shihad will be filling the headline slot.

 

They will join an already blistering lineup that includes Dwarves, Nashville Pussy, Totally Unicorn, Child, Mooner, Zombitches and a swag more.
 
Limited tickets are available, so you best be getting your sweet self to the Cherry Bar...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 1:54pm

The new kids on the block will ease in with their burger and fries menu then uncover their succulent Southern fried chicken and sides offering.

 

With plenty of vegetarian and vegan options at hand, diners will also be treated to a dessert pie and boozy milkshake range once the kitchen’s cooking on all burners.
 
Sonny’s Fried Chicken & Burgers is the fourth...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 1:51pm

New Zealand three-piece The All Seeing Hand are returning to Aussie soil. 

 

Bringing together elements of throat singing, visceral drumming and monophonic turntable tones - The All Seeing Hand are loved for their immersive performances that combine sound, light and a pinch of chaos. 

 

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 1:02pm

In the leadup to their hotly anticipated new album, Bliss N Eso have locked in a sprawling 27-date tour. 

 

The news of the tour comes as part of an exciting one-two punch with the band today releasing their third single from new album Off The Grid, Moments. 

 

“We can’t wait to get back on the road in front of our fans," says MC Eso. "The Dopamine Tour was so...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 9:56am

It’s the announcement that catches everyone by surprise and once again NGV has delivered with a slew of outstanding performers for its next Friday Nights instalment.

 

Furnishing the first creative flutter and musical accompaniment to Van Gogh and the Seasons will be UK singer/songwriter Gemma Ray on opening night.
 
As the exhibition nears the end of its first week,...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 4:28pm

The people have spoken. 

 

After what seems like countless punters asking for sweet sweet Furph dawgs in tinnie format, the beer boffins down at the Furph Factory have listened. 
 
Cans of Furphy will be landing mid-April, arriving at a tasty 375ml per tin. 
 
To celebrate, they'll be giving away five prize packs including a case of Furphy cans, some Furph...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 3:40pm

The celebrated Melbourne composer produces orchestral music bound by a fusion of Brazilian rhythms and samples.

 

24 Hours in Lapa is a mesmerising 12-part song cycle exploring the final hours of American expat Joseph E Martin’s life. In 2007, Martin was shot dead by an off-duty police officer whilst celebrating his 30th birthday in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Depicting the...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 3:18pm

Tempting you with variations from all corners of the compass.

 

Cookie cocktail mastermind Airiel brings together five of his most diverse takes on the famous cocktail while competitors Melbourne Gin Co., West Winds, Artemis and Adelaide traverse their directional stretches to lure you in.
 
The fascinating next instalment of the venue’s monthly market encourages...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 2:55pm

Brian Cox is one of the world’s foremost scientific communicators – enlightening crowds with his simplistic and entertaining explanations. Now, he's heading back to Melbourne. 

 

A particle physicist at the University of Manchester and Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science, Cox has spent plenty of time on television screens making sophisticated sound easy – ...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 2:17pm

The Corner Hotel are putting on a celebration of Fleetwood Mac's 14th studio album Tango in the Night.

 

A plethora of Melbourne artists will take in turns singing songs off the much-loved album as well as some of Fleetwood Mac's top hits.
 
Released in 1987 it was the final studio album from the band's most successful lineup of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks,...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 2:15pm

The Interrupters are bringing their energetic ska punk to Australia for the first time since 2015.

 

Having just wrapped up a rollicking tour with Dropkick Murphys, the explosive four-piece aren’t slowing down as they continue their worldwide escapade off the back of 2016 sophomore album Say It Out Loud.

 

A ferocious punk rocker to be reckoned with, Aimee...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 12:36pm

Fresh from returning to the fore with his latest single, an album tracklist has dropped online for what appears to be Kendrick Lamar's latest album. 

 

Clocking in at 74 minutes and 14 tracks, the leaked tracklist credits Jimi Hendrix's Spanish Castle Magic and Kool & the Gang's Summer Madness in the sample credits, and details collaborations with Sampha, Thundercat, Robert...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 11:35am

Frenzal Rhomb are hitting the road in support of their brand new album. 

 

Their ninth full-length record sees them join forces with Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore once more, recorded at The Blasting Room in Colorado. 

 

Weighing it at 20 songs at a total album length of 30 minutes, Hi-Vis High Tea is a fast-paced belter of a...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 9:36am

Legendary British singer/songwriter Cat Stevens is heading to Australian shores on behalf of his 50th-anniversary tour.  

 

The tour celebrates the single and major hit that was his debut album, Matthew & Son, first released in 1967. 

 

Cat Stevens AKA Yusuf Islam will be bringing a swag full of hits with hm including The First Cut Is The Deepest, Wild World,...

Posted 26 Mar 2017 @ 11:10am

A historic mosaic that's been hidden under carpet for 50 years at Melbourne's iconic Forum Theatre has been restored to its former glory. 

 

The restoration took three months of 19-hour days to complete, bringing an original mosaic first completed in 1929 back to life - painstakingly working with over 200,000 pieces. 
 
Aiming to recreate the original design as...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 4:04pm

Returning for its twelfth year, the award-winning Stonnington Jazz is back to showcase a whole host of emerging and established jazz artists.

 

Kate Ceberano will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of her debut solo jazz album Kate Ceberano and Her Septet in a one-off performance at Malvern Town Hall on Saturday May 20. The 1987 Gold-Certified release featuring classics and...

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