Melbourne

Shadowplay by Peppers Review: a dark twist on luxury living

August 9, 2019

The shimmering silver, reflective ripple-like façade of Shadowplay by Peppers looks awkwardly out of place in overdeveloped Southbank. Melbourne’s major entertainment district is no stranger to impressive buildings, but this new apartment hotel really is something else. It’s as if the building has been ripped from the pages of a futuristic graphic novel, standing at […]

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Peppers Docklands Review: One of Melbourne’s most convenient boutique hotels

August 5, 2019

The Peppers brand has always been a valuable player in Australia’s hotel industry, with a penchant for seeking out great locations and turning in interesting accommodations with distinct identities. From the mighty bright Peppers Soul on the Gold Coast, to the fascinating Peppers Silo Hotel in Launceston, which has converted disused silos into luxury accommodation […]

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Flight Review: Business Class from Melbourne to Hong Kong with Virgin Australia (VA69)

July 21, 2019

This month marks the one year anniversary of the debut of the Sydney to Hong Kong Route – the maiden flight of which we were very excited to be a part of. So how have Virgin’s flights to Hong Kong changed in that time? We started further south this time around, and flew Business Class […]

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Theatre Review: Come From Away arrives in Melbourne for a night of endless fun and laughs

July 20, 2019

This Canadian musical kicked off in Ontario back in 2013 before finally making its way to Broadway in 2017. Now, in 2019, the town of Gander has landed in Melbourne for its Australian premiere at the Comedy Theatre. Come From Away takes place in the week following the 9/11 attacks, where 38 planes and almost […]

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Here are all the guests coming to the 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

July 18, 2019

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off tomorrow at Cinema Nova and Backlot, and along with it will come an impressive list of special guests. Running from the 19th to the 30th, they’ll be in town to present their films, and you can get all the details of when and where you can see the […]

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Live Review: An Evening With The Punch Brothers – State Theatre, Melbourne, (16.07.19)

July 18, 2019

While Australia fancies in the upcoming Splendour In The Grass and the indie/pop music it brings with it, folk guns and Grammy award winners; The Punch Brothers have snuck in under the radar to put on a memorable evening. The group made up of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, banjoist Noam Pikelny, double bassist […]

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Live Review: Polish Club + Approachable Members of Your Local Community + Dulcie – 170 Russell, Melbourne (28.06.19)

July 2, 2019

Melbourne’s 170 Russell St was lit up over the weekend by the high energy soul-rock of Polish Club as a for a big bash celebrating the release of their new album Iguana. The Sydney duo brought along Perth group Dulcie and Melbourne locals Approachable Members of Your Local Community for the party, giving the groups […]

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Live Review: Sharon Van Etten + BATTS – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (11.06.19)

June 14, 2019

If you’ve ever seen a performer such as Sharon Van Etten, you’d understand the term ‘smooth operator’. This was something that was seemingly obvious at Hamer Hall on Tuesday night as Sharon closed up the Australian leg of her Remind Me Tomorrow tour. Along for the ride was Melbourne’s vert own BATTS, who proved to […]

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Photo Gallery: Sharon Van Etten + BATTS – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (11.06.19)

June 14, 2019

Sharon Van Etten was a wonderful addition to Melbourne’s nightlife this week as she closed her Australian tour alongside local artist BATTS. Danny brings us these shots from night.

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Live Review: Seth Sentry + Birdz + Odd Sox – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (08.06.19)

June 11, 2019

If you had never been to a Seth Sentry show, you would probably be unprepared for the shenanigans, or at the very least you’d know his personality was inclined towards them through his music. Seth has been away from the touring circuit for awhile but, alongside the release of his recent single “Wrong One” seemingly […]

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Photo Gallery: Ruel + Genesis Owusu – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (08.05.19)

May 14, 2019

Ruel put on two memorable shows, both to mammoth sold out crowds, at the Forum Theatre on the Melbourne swing of his current tour celebrating the release of his latest single, “Painkiller”.

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Five things to do in Melbourne over the next few weeks: May 2019

May 13, 2019

Whether it’s exploring a comprehensive survey of immersive White Rabbit gems at NGV, hunting for miniature art at an Art Series Hotel, or indulging in local honey while chilling in a rooftop igloo, there’s plenty to perk up the beginning of winter in Melbourne. Here are five things we think you should definitely be doing […]

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Photo Gallery: AURORA + Tones And I – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (03.05.19)

May 7, 2019

AURORA, the genuine article, graced the stage of The Forum, stopping in as part of her Groovin’ The Moo tour and managed to enthral the crowd for well over an hour. She captivated the audience through her whimsy, awkward humour, but most of all her voice, with “The Seed”, “Animal” and her closer “Queendom” all highlighting […]

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Photo Gallery: MØ + Duckworth – 170 Russell, Melbourne (02.05.19)

May 7, 2019

MØ and Duckworth put on a worthy sideshow in Melbourne as part of their Groovin’ The Moo tour, complete with each artist’s most popular tracks and a dance pit that would make the hardiest of DJ’s jealous.

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Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy symphony heads to Melbourne in August

May 6, 2019

Celebrated symphonic video game concert Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy will head to Melbourne this August for a single magical performance. Featuring music from numerous Final Fantasy games by long-time series composers Nobuo Uematsu and Yoko Shimomura, with music direction by Grammy-winning artist and conductor Arnie Roth, this will be a really special night […]

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What to expect from Melbourne’s “astral” Mystic Chamber room

May 3, 2019

Melbourne’s perfectly located DoubleTree by Hilton is in its final weeks for a special guest experience dubbed “The Mystic Chamber”, a concept that has transformed one of the hotel’s rooms in partnership with Muses of Mystery. The curated one-off hotel experience has completely taken over one room with genuine crystal balls, dreaming mist, celestial walls, […]

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What to expect from Melbourne’s brand new foodie precinct, ELLA

May 3, 2019

Melbourne is about to welcome a new city precinct with ELLA (where Elizabeth meets La Trobe), rolling out a whole heap of new cafes including an off-shoot of South Yarra’s beloved hatted restaurant Atlas. Promised as an ambitious 2500-square-metre food and lifestyle space, it will embrace numerous aspects of everyday Melbourne life while also channelling […]

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KFC is bringing exclusive free “chachos” to Melbourne

April 3, 2019

The fast food gods at KFC have been flirting with Mexican hybrid foods lately, birthing what they are describing as a “one-in-a-lifetime” special called “chachos” – obviously a portmanteau for chicken nachos. And it seems Melbourne’s late-night locals are going to be the lucky ducks to receive this unholy creation, as KFC pull up their […]

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Live Review: Fergus James makes Melbourne headline debut as he packs out The Workers Club

March 26, 2019

After debuting his first singles “Golden Age” and  “What Are We Waiting For”, the young streaming rising star Fergus James has already taken crowds by storm. Fitzroy’s very own Workers Club was fortunate enough to host his first ever Melbourne headline show. After packing out the intimate Workers Club Bandroom, he started off the night […]

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PAX Aus 2019 tickets go on sale tomorrow

March 25, 2019

We’ve known for a while that PAX Australia, the nation’s biggest gaming convention, will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for its seventh consecutive year. However, in a break from previous years, the show will shift slightly from its traditional late-October slot to the middle of the month. The show’s new dates are […]

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