22 September

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park 2016: the line-up for another summer highlight drops


The annual gathering of lovers, musicians, families and friends hits Werribee Park again in January. Set against the backdrop of Werribee Park mansion, it’s the ultimate picnic with a playlist to match.

Get in now for early bird tickets – they’re on sale for $69 from Wednesday September 23 until Monday September 28, after which time they go up to the regular price of $89 online and $99 at the gate.

As always, the line-up is outstanding. Moroccan-born Hindi Zahra leads the fray with her brand of sweet, folky blues. Her voice has got a little of the Billie Holidays about it (the vinyl, record crackle on a lot of her tracks adds to the yesteryear air, plus she’s done a hell good cover of ‘The Man I Love’).

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22 September

The line-up for Laneway Festival 2016 is in


The 2016 Laneway line-up has dropped and once again brings the goods with a mix of local superstars and international indie heavy hitters. Highlights from the line-up include Las Vegas young gun Shamir, the kooky and cute QT and Sophie, Glaswegian electronic king pin Hudson Mohawke, Baltimore dream poppers Beach House and local golden boy Flume will be coming home with a brand new live set-up, set to showcase tracks off his hotly anticipated second album.

Presale tickets are available via Visa Entertainment from 9am Fri Sep 25 until 5pm Sun Sep 27 (or until such time as tickets run out). General public sales open up 9am Wed Sep 30.

Check out full line-up and start saving your pennies for a ticket, stat.… Read more

18 September

Forget about cat cafés. A rabbit café is coming to Melbourne’s north


That’s it, we don’t need any more cafés. A rabbit café is coming to Melbourne’s north

Cat cafés are so last year. There’s a bunny café coming to Melbourne’s northern suburbs courtesy of rabbit-lovers David Johnson and Helen Hu and the only thing coming between you and a coffee date with a bunny is $20,000.

Johnson and Hu already have a crowdfunding campaign underway via IndieGoGo. While they’ve raised almost $11,000 in donations so far, there’s still a way to go before they can make your soft, furry dreams come true. The buns will come courtesy of the Runaway Rabbit Orphanage in Olinda – the only shelter in Victoria that doesn’t put neglected rabbits to sleep.

The plan is to set up a space that will be half-café, half-home for abandoned bunnies. And yes, you’ll have the opportunity to adopt the bunnies you meet (and will no doubt fall in love with), so you can give a rabbit a home.

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20 August

BREAKING NEWS: Melbourne is getting a Dachshund Race in September


Three words: Sausage dogs running.

Oktoberfest is still a while away but the team over at Hophaus Bier Bar is starting the festivities early this year with a Teckelrennen – that’s German for Dachshund Race. These wee wiener dogs will be pitted against each other in an adorably cut-throat race to the finish line.

In partnership with My Dachshund Online, the sausage dog run will raise money for Dachshund Rescue Australia and will take place at Southgate Melbourne.

Better hot foot it and train those stumpy little legs ahead of the big day, and be sure to get those sausage-y outfits on point if you want your wiener dog to take home the ‘Best Dressed Dachshund’ prize.

We’ll just leave you with this.

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17 August

The Northcote Social Club re-opens after weeks of refurbishment


After closing its doors for a few weeks in the name of a needed refurb for the front and bandroom bars, the Northcote Social Club’s open again for business today – all in time for its tenth birthday bash.

From old man pub to one of Melbourne’s finest live music venues, the NSC has come a long way in the past ten years. “You’re fixing things as you go, with these old building,” Andrew Mansfield, part owner and managing director of the NSC, says. “The bars and the spaces themselves never really had a proper going over. When we started, we installed a new beer system and tarted up the bars a little bit – but that was about it. It’s amazing what you can get used to in an operational way. Ten years along, it felt like the right time to refresh and put a bit of love back into the building a put a bit of love into the infrastructure.”

Aside from the bar refurbs, you can look forward to a new full service bar out on the deck, which means that you won’t need to head inside anymore for a beverage.… Read more