Full Circle: An Immersive Performance

This event is part of the Melbourne Fringe.

Sit in CIRCLE and dive deep into a story of spiritual awakening, falling in love, heartbreak and self becoming. Where do we fall to when we fall in love? Have we forgotten how to exist with each other, with ourselves, in this world? Have we forgotten what this place is?

Pick up your soul and weave it with intention into your native flora crown. Remember your ages. Remember how ancient you are. Become conscious to another perception of this place that we have created. Close your eyes and watch it all fall away.

Actor and theatre maker Mariah Bouillaut takes a stab at expressing something illogical in our world of logic. She has created this influx of thoughts and ritual to remind us that we are boundless. Is enlightenment something that we should be striving towards? In any case, surely humanity is here to, in part, be in stillness and creative expression together? This piece plays as a calling for those living as human beings to step into themselves; fully actualised and integrated in matter and spirit, inner and outer.

The Unravelling

This event runs from Thursday September 19 – Saturday September 28 excluding Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Two pianos, two composers, one cinematic dream sequence. Twists and turns are woven into a psychedelic silent movie live experience. Be transported through the portal of music. Fiercely naïve and darkly elegant, this lavish style of storytelling is going to lead you somewhere words never could.
Performed live by Melbourne pianist/composer duo Christina Higham and Victoria Cotta as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019, this show pushes classical music into the now.

Please note the times of the event by day:

Thursday 19 September
10:00PM
Friday 20 September
9:15PM
Saturday 21 September
8:45PM
Thursday 26 September
9:15PM
Friday 27 September
9:15PM
Saturday 28 September
8:45PM

The D.O.T 2020

Move past the static and into unimaginable lucidness. The next piece of the puzzle has never been so well placed…
Bringing Melbourne it’s first ever 100% outdoor bass music festival, taking place on Jan 4th at the amazing Timber Yard venue!
More TBA.

Outdoor // 3 Crews // 1 Spot // #JointheDOT

Dissolver + It Thing

Staples of the Hobart scene It Thing & Dissolver bring their loud, dark sonic ventures to Melbourne. After playing alongside acts such as Hideous Sun Demon, Boom Boom Kid & A. Swayze & the Ghosts, they have released their debut singles to widespread local attention. Catch their first show over the Bass strait, sure to be the first of many.

FKA Festival

FKA Festival is heading to Hope Estate on 19th October 2019. It is set to bring fresh vibes to the Hunter Valley for its second annual music and arts festival.

Get ready for The Rubens, SAFIA, Allday, Lime Cordiale, The Chats and so many more. Experience the best local eats, fresh craft beer & wine, all set to the backdrop of the iconic rolling hills of the Hunter Valley and its most famous stage.

The Main Stage:
The Rubens
SAFIA
Allday
Lime Cordiale
The Chats
Eves Karydas
Elk Road
RAYN

The Harvest Stage:
Kilter
Yahtzel
LO’99
SIPPY
Tori Levett
Lex Deluxe
Keyes

For more info & tickets via the website.

Urban Guerillas

Sydney’s Urban Guerillas bring their energetic “Guerilla Radio” show to Melbourne for one night only at the Tote. Sing-along, dance-along, think-along or just come and drink-along to the Urban Guerillas’ vision of a better world and the pursuit of happiness.
As they said in the Canberra Times “The Urban Guerillas prove that you don’t have to avoid reality to have a fun night out”
Also on the bill will be the return to the stage of Sydney alt- folk / punk legend James Griffin front man of the Agents and James Griffin and the Subterraneans. James built his career around such songs as ’20th Century Blues’, ‘I Smoke Money’, ‘I Don’t Think I drink Enough’, ‘I thought It Was You On The Boulevard’ and ‘Australia’s Just A Suburb of the USA’. James Griffin and the Subterraneans, featured a rotating line-up of many acclaimed Sydney based musicians including members of The Church, Icehouse, The Laughing Clowns, Do Re Mi, The Eurogliders, The Dugites. The Coloured Girls, X, and The Kamikaze Kids.
Kicking the night into gear will be Melbourne outfit, the Suburban Prophets. Their busy live show features haunting and melodic guitar riffs behind an enigmatic front man. Suburban Prophets are tough, dark and moody with a driving sound and a thumping bass groove.

Geelong Jazz Soirées

A music series celebrating Geelong’s strong jazz culture in concerts featuring some of the regions best established and emerging talents.

This event will feature star Australian jazz vocalist Amelia Evans accompanied by Geelong best jazz musicians.

Award-winning Australian vocalist, Amelia Evans is a Melbourne based musician and recent graduate of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. As the recipient of the Margaret Schofield Music Performance Scholarship (VCAA) and the Monash-Pratt Music Performance Jazz Scholarship, 2016 marked the beginning of her success as a young jazz vocalist.
In 2017, Amelia was awarded the coveted James Morrison Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship, performing as one of the six best young jazz vocalists in Australia. Chosen by James Morrison and an expert panel of some of the world’s finest musicians, Amelia worked with the likes of Jazzmeia Horn, Gordon Goodwin, Wycliffe Gordon, Ross Irwin and Kate Ceberano.

The band will include:
Callum Watson – Piano
Evan Jones – Bass
Sean Loughran – Drums

Our bar and kitchen will be available for this event selling wines from our exclusive partner Jack Rabbit, cheese platters and delicious Devonshire tea.

This event is supported by the City of Greater Geelong as part of Geelong Seniors Festival 2019.

The Hum Drums

Melbourne two-piece The Hum Drums celebrate their second birthday by blowing out the candles and speakers at The Retreat Hotel.

Joining them on the night will be special guests The Rollercanes & Tina Growls.

Doors 8pm.

Rogue Cuts 03

An event packed to the brim with high energy bass and club music, pushing global music that isn’t all too often heard in the night clubs of Melbourne or Australia. Expect a night full of dancing.

Kentucky Fried God Murder

By absolutely no demand, Ross Purdy is bringing back his totally f***ed comedy show Kentucky Fried God Murder to the Tote on September 24!

KENTUCKY FRIED GOD MURDER – Z-RATED EDITION!!! (THAT’S TWO MORE THAN X!!)

Suckle once more from the asbestos filled comedy teat as a strange boy re-enters a society that’s wet the bed and now he’s got to deal with the Earth’s p***-soaked sheets.

See him journey to belong in a world he doesn’t understand which leads to plans to kill God.

“Like Lars Von Trier and David Lynch trying to out-mindf*** each other” – Great Scott

“Weirdness for weirdness sake” – Squirrel Comedy

“At least I hope it’s fake semen” – Adelaide Advertiser

La Nonna

After a sellout season at Midsumma 2018, the queer homage to everyone’s favourite Nonna is back – in the heart of Little Italy.

La Nonna is a drag cabaret cum Italian cucina extravaganza about the relationship between Nonna and her nipote. Like a bowl of Nonna’s delicious Sicilian pasta, it’s salty, satiating and a hot mess.

Set in Nonna’s kitchen, where strong women are always in charge and eating is non-negotiable, La Nonna is a joyous and unruly exploration of the Italian migrant past, a forgotten herstory and a musical tribute to a woman who never asked for one.

A love letter from a queer grandson to his Italian Nonna – and to all exceptional, strong women – La Nonna is dedicated to our cherished elders, especially those with an unapologetic, flamboyant feminine energy. That energy has often been seen as less. Here, in Nonna’s kitchen, it is always more.

Join Nonna and her nipote as they navigate continents and identities, revelling in food, family and culture, the power of the feminine and the queer, all while getting down to the bangers of Italy’s greatest divas: Arena, Imbruglia, Grande.

Yarra Valley Opera Festival

The Yarra Valley Opera Festival is back this October, with a stellar international line-up.

Across 10 days and five events, you’ll see the best and worst of humanity expressed as heart-stopping, awe-inspiring opera.

The Enchanted Pig – a delightful fairy-tale English opera with hilarious twists and turns, ravishing tunes and a story for all ages. International director Gale Edwards AM teams up with Oscar-winning costume designer Tim Chappel (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) for this Australian premiere.

Poppea – a new look at an old opera that dives deep into a hedonistic and decadent world of power, sex, tragedy… and gaslighting.

Macbeth – a contemporary and electric take on the Shakespearean classic that holds a mirror to world politics. Co-produced by Gertrude Opera and New York-based Monk Parrots, with two-time Grammy-nominated bass-baritone John Marcus Bindel in the lead role.

A Very Very Very Short History of Opera – a romp through 400+ years of opera in less than 90 minutes. Enter with open ears and leave with an expanded mind and full heart.

Held in an intimate 250-seat pop-up theatre, you’ll be surrounded by the rustic charm of a working farm at Olinda Yering.

Feast on gourmet meals and wine by local makers and be bussed to and from the Yarra Valley for this unique festival – the first of its kind in Australia, just 50 minutes from Melbourne.

You’ll be engaged, be moved and ultimately, be transformed.

This is opera, reimagined.

Tickets available now.

MartinsFeelz

Iykemon Entertainment in collabo with Splifftail Entertainment proudly presents the MARTINSFEELZ ft King Jag Australian tour –  MELBOURNE EDITION.

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Are y’all ready for the “ REALEST IN AFROBEATS ??” Nigeria and Africa’s best upcoming talent in afrobeats MARTINSFEELZ is hitting our shores this September. Australia are you ready to turn all the way up with the hottest artist in Africa?! Appearing alongside Falzthebahdguy, Jjcskillz, MoEazy and much more, he’s an act you don’t wanna miss. Start your September on a high and catch one of his show in Melbourne‼️ Tickets for this event will be available online from August

Early Bird FROM $20, $30 AT DOOR
FOR VIP PACKAGE CALL 0455 202 724 // 0434127364

How I Met My Dead Husband

Reincarnation can be rough.

Chuen-Jiau stands before family, friends and loved ones to give a eulogy for her husband Yueh.

Nobody expects a story spanning four entire lifetimes. But that’s love, isn’t it? When a determined woman chases true love, even Buddha can’t stop her.

A surprising and funny cabaret funeral that’ll take you on a reincarnating journey of love, confusion and hope.

如果這就是愛,在轉身就該勇敢留下來
If this is love, be brave to stay before you turn and hide.
(Perhaps Love)

Performed in English, with songs in English, French and Mandarin.
Contains occasional coarse language and mention of suicide and death.
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Mast Gully Fellers

Mast Gully Fellers bring original acoustic Australiana flavoured Folk/Roots to Bar Open’s front bar.

How I Met My Dead Husband

Presented by Wit Incorporated

Show runs from Wednesday August 28 – September 9 excluding Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Reincarnation can be rough.

Chuen-Jiau stands before family, friends and loved ones to give a eulogy for her husband Yueh.

Nobody expects a story spanning four entire lifetimes. But that’s love, isn’t it? When a determined woman chases true love, even Buddha can’t stop her.

A surprising and funny cabaret funeral that’ll take you on a reincarnating journey of love, confusion and hope.

如果這就是愛,在轉身就該勇敢留下來
If this is love, be brave to stay before you turn and hide.
(Perhaps Love)

Performed in English, with songs in English, French and Mandarin.
Contains occasional coarse language and mention of suicide and death.
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Five gigs in Melbourne to stop by this weekend

Dead Preachers at Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar

Southern-gothic blues group Dead Preachers are gearing up to launch their latest single, ‘Train‘ on Friday August 23. The single launch follows their sold-out debut show. It all goes down at The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar. More info here.

Mylk at the Grace Darling Hotel

Melbourne alt-rockers are celebrating the release of their groovy new tune, ‘Not My Fault’, at Collingwood’s Grace Darling Hotel. Kicking off at 7.30pm on Friday August 23, the band have promised punters a “helluva night”. More info here.

DJs at FAD Gallery

Soul? Yep. Funk? You betcha. Folk AND rock? Well, there must be a DJ on hand. Friday and Saturday night, FAD Gallery in Melbourne CBD’s Chinatown gets taken over by DJs spinning tracks until late. If you’re just after a night of fun and noncommittal good music then the good folks at FAD are your first stop. There’s usually some great art on the walls worth taking a gander at as well. Check how to find them here.

Kane Vincent at the Clifton Hill Brewpub

Singer-songwriter Kane Vincent is heading over to the Clifton Hill Brewpub on Sunday August 25 for a night of eclectic tunes, covers and the occasional guilty pleasure track. More info here.

Adam Waldron Trio at the Drunken Poet

The enchanting Adam Waldron Trio will keep the good times coming on Friday August 23 at the Drunken Poet. Punters can expect raw, bluesy tunes with a just hint of country. More info here.

Sun Traitors

SUN TRAITORS bring their hard and fast show to Whole Lotta Love in Brunny East with support from Pixie Riot and Edit the Empire.

Set Times:

17:30 – Sun Traitors
16:30 – Pixie Riot
15:30 – Edit the Empire