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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Photo Gallery: The Magic Numbers + BATTS – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (22.03.19)

March 24, 2019

UK indie outfit The Magic Numbers returned to Melbourne this week playing songs off their new album Outsiders, for the first time since 2010. Supported by BATTS and Nat Vazer, this was an all round excellent night of indie rock. The band have one remaining tour date in Australia this week: Tuesday March 27th at Capitol in […]

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Photo Gallery: Download Festival – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (11.03.19)

March 14, 2019

On a glorious public holiday Monday it was Melbourne’s turn to bask in the glory of all things metal at Download Festival. Kerrie Geier went along for the AU review and brings us shots of Slayer, Ghost, Sum 41, Rise Against, High Tension, Anthrax and more.

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Photo Gallery: Deafheaven + Divide And Dissolve – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (27.02.19)

March 1, 2019

American post-metal band Deafheaven returned to Melbourne to play an incredibly intense and powerful show at the Corner Hotel. Photos by Rebecca Houlden.

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Theatre Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child proves as spellbinding as the story itself (Melbourne)

February 23, 2019

The universe of Harry Potter is one that has been enamoured internationally amongst all generations for over twenty years now. With the first book of the series being released in 1997, many of us grew up alongside the franchise and the story seems to bind a deep, personal connection with those who read it. Despite reaching the […]

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Photo Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Footscray Park, Melbourne (09.02.19)

February 13, 2019

Enjoy this photographic look back at all the action from St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in its new home of Footscray Park in Melbourne over the weekend. Photos by Rebecca Houlden.

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Live Review: G-Flip, Ruby Fields, Methyl Ethyl and more stun crowds at Laneway Festival in Melbourne

February 12, 2019

The day started off with dark clouds and the threat of rain at any moment. A sprinkling of water showered festival go-ers as they waltzed into the festival, a pulsating mass of Gorman jackets, four dollar plastic rain coats and the occasional punter (myself) who forgot to check the weather report. There was fear in […]

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Photo Gallery: Yungblud + AViVA – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (08.02.19)

February 9, 2019

Yungblud tore up the Croxton Bandroom to a sold out crowd on Friday night, with support coming from AViVA. Photo gallery by Rebecca Houlden.

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Live Review: George Ezra’s Melbourne show with Eves Karydas hints the importance of travel

February 4, 2019

It is no secret that music and travel go hand in hand. The concept of place is the perfect muse for musicians, since a real depth of emotion can be linked to a geographical location or experience. English singer-songwriter George Ezra, who is no stranger to travelling, gave a truly memorable performance to a buzzing audience […]

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Photo Gallery: The Prodigy – Melbourne Arena (01.02.19)

February 3, 2019

The Prodigy returned to Melbourne for the first time in four years, and blew the roof off Melbourne Arena. Photo gallery by Rebecca Houlden.

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Photo Gallery: Client Liason + Kira Peru – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (25.01.19)

January 26, 2019

Client Liason provided an excellent night of dancing and entertainment at the Melbourne Zoo, supported by Kira Peru. Photos by Rebecca Houlden.

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Melbourne’s sustainable “GoBoat” lets you captain your own floating eatery

January 23, 2019

Over the last few years, Melbournians have increasingly utilised the Lower Yarra River as a major social and gastronomic hub. And if the popularity of venues like the Arbory Afloat and Supafish are anything to go by, the idea of floating on the iconic river is forever appealing to the masses. If only you could […]

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Hotel Review: The Blackman welcomes guests to a world of fantasy

January 22, 2019

Melbourne’s older trilogy (The Larwill Studio and The Chen are fairly young in comparison) of gallery-like properties from Art Series Hotels are located not too far from one another. You’ve got The Cullen, where it all started, directly opposite Prahran Market; The Olsen in close proximity at the top-end of Chapel Street; and finally The […]

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Here’s the epic food lineup for Download Festival in Sydney and Melbourne

January 16, 2019

As if a festival with Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Alice in Chains and Judas Priest (and those are only the headliners) wasn’t enough, a supersized food program packed with some of the East Coast’s finest eateries has been announced for both the Sydney and Melbourne legs. As was the case last year, Jake Smyth and Kenny […]

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Photo Gallery: FOMO Festival – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (13.01.19)

January 15, 2019

FOMO Festival wrapped up in Melbourne over the weekend at Flemington Racecourse. One stage and one huge party, it was a great day with artists such as Nicki Minaj (no photography allowed), Rae Sremmurd, Mura Masa, Aminé, Kali Uchis and more. Photography by Rebecca Houlden

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Theatre Review: Journey back down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland (Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne)

January 13, 2019

Alice in Wonderland is a timeless story explored through multiple media forms every year and in 2019 has been bought to the stage. The family story is one full of magic and wonder and never fails to attract an audience of fans and newcomers alike, which is what makes Lewis Carroll‘s story a classic. This […]

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