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Posted 8 Dec 2013 @ 1:05pm

In a move that will lessen tensions between live music venues and residents, Yarra Council has voted to consider a Live Music Venue Acoustic Fund in the 2014/15 budget.


This would assist live music venues to fit-out their buildings to ensure compliance with noise and other requirements.
In the past, venue operators have spent between $10,000 to $50,000 and over to...

Posted 22 Nov 2013 @ 4:28pm

Fitzroy is set to get a brand spankin' new live music venue.


Opening tonight with The Putbacks, The Catfish has already locked in upcoming gigs with Jules Boult And The Redeemers, The Do Yo Thangs and The Horns Of Leroy.

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 4:19pm

Good news for Melbourne's music scene and nightlife with the announcement of a new venue in Brunswick.


Howler is a multifunctional, multifaceted arts hub and bar – a purpose-built labour of love – a concept space hidden within a Brunswick warehouse that encapsulates all that is good about design, music, theatre, cinema, art and a unique night out. . The venue will serve up...

Posted 21 Dec 2012 @ 8:26pm

David Eden, councillor for the City of Kingston, has declared war against illegal ‘postering’ in his constituency - having successfully had a motion passed to enforce penalties on the perpetrators. However, Melbourne’s live music community has taken it as a personal affront, littering social media with posts attacking Cr Eden labelling him as the fun police with live music in his sight. 

Posted 9 Jul 2012 @ 12:58pm

Live music is bigger in Australia than ever before, with young people flocking to gigs across the country.


Unfortunately there are some gig goers who drink too much and ruin a great night for themselves, and others.


Live Solution is all about the advantages of having a truly memorable night out with friends, without massively pre-loading before hitting the...

Posted 12 Jun 2012 @ 10:14am

After a year of being forced out of action due to fire damage, Ding Dong lounge has announced its return. And it's back better than ever!


The venue has undergone a considerable facelift since we last saw it, with a upstairs garden balcony now available for those who like to enjoy the fresh Melbourne air.


The bandroom now boasts a brand new PA and lighting system...

Posted 8 May 2012 @ 3:37pm

Another bitter demise in the contemporary Melbourne live music venue saga, the Phoenix Public House is set to close its doors next month.


Whilst only a recent fixture to the local scene, the Sydney Rd venue held host to some of the finest local, national and international acts to grace Melbourne the past year, and joins the ill-fated likes of The Buffalo Club, Miss Libertine...

Posted 20 Mar 2012 @ 9:34am


It’s summer and it’s Melbourne, one of the greatest cities on earth for live music so it goes without saying that there are tons of gigs and festivals to go to if you’re a music fan. But with more gigs being 18+ these days, what are you going to do if you ‘re a music loving youngster? Push Over 2012, Melbourne’s greatest all ages event, that’s what....

Posted 8 Mar 2012 @ 4:50pm

One of Melbourne’s much loved music venues is on the search for a band booker to join its team.


Not for the faint hearted! The ideal candidate must possess:


- A minimum of 3 years working at a venue of similar capacity

- A very strong contact base within the music/promotions industry, with an emphasis on live music

- A phenomenal understanding of...

Posted 1 Dec 2011 @ 5:45pm

On Tuesday February 23 last year, 20,000 Melbournian's took to the streets to march in protest to the tune of AC/DC’s definitive Long Way to the Top, the inaugural SLAM Rally.


This protest against the Victorian Government’s misguided policy link between live music and violence underpinned this cities great love and passion for live music. Now, all of Australia has the...


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