16 September

Someone’s invented stain-proof clothing

Fabricor Workwear Chef Jacket  - Chilli SauceGood news, chefs. Adrian Li has invented the kitchen equivalent to Post-it Notes: the stain resistant chef’s jacket. “The nanotechnology application that we apply modifies the fabric at a molecular level by permanently attaching hydrophobic ‘whiskers’ to individual fibers which elevate liquids, causing them to bead up and turn into spheres that roll off the fabric surface,” says Li, on his Kickstarter page. Sounds like magical science to us. Li also says most stains come out with a little cold water, and the material also breathes. No word on whether it’s stink-proof, though.… Read more

10 September

Huxtaburger is popping-up in Carlton


A Huxtaburger is a good time in and of itself. But from October you’ll be able to get your Rudy and the all-new filled-with-fried-chicken Claire burger with a side of real entertainment. Team Huxtaburger is setting up a minimum six-month pop-up in the John Curtin Hotel. The plan is to serve burgers from lunch till late, with zero fancy fluff – that means no table service. You’ll simply order your burger and get a buzzer to make waiting more of a thrill.

Huxtaburger: John Curtin Hotel, 29 Lygon St, CarltonRead more

2 September

Paloma Faith announces first-ever Australian tour

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British songbird Paloma Faith, who scored her first-ever solo No. 1 hit right here in Australia earlier this year with ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, has announced some big news this morning: she’s coming our way. The 33-year-old singer/songwriter, whose voice sounds uncannily like the late Amy Winehouse’s, is currently in the country on a promotional tour and has shared the news she’ll hit five theatres across the country next May, including the Palais Theatre on Tue May 5.

Tickets for Faith’s Melbourne show go on sale from 9am on Fri Sep 12.

Paloma Faith, Palais Theatre, Tue May 5 2015Read more

27 August

Matt Bax is back, and he’s raising Der Raum from the dead

The rumours are true, folks. Matt Bax, the can shaker who put Melbourne cocktails on the map with Der Raum (his Richmond venue which he closed two years ago to open Gamsei in Munich) has returned to home base. And in late spring, he’s told Time Out that he will open Bar Exuberante: a cocktail bar inside the still-functioning Bar Economico. Read all about it here…

Bar Exuberante, 438 Church St , RichmondRead more

27 August

Aqua coming to Melbourne in November

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The long love affair between Australia and one of the biggest pop music successes of the ’90s remains as torrid as ever. Two years after their hugely successful, sold-out national tour, Aqua is returning for another round. The group, who topped the ARIA charts with the songs ‘Barbie Girl’ and ‘Doctor Jones’ in 1997, will play the Palais Theatre on Mon Nov 3 as part of their Greatest Hits Tour 2014.

Aqua, Palais Theatre, Mon Nov 3Read more