12 May

Anthony Albanese will be dropping beats at a DJ set next week

Anthony Albanese

Scrolling through the Facebook page of the Federal Member for Grayndler and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is a rather eye-raising experience. Among clips of the senior Labor politician discussing the budget and outlining his proposed changes to infrastructure spending, is an invitation to his DJ set at the Bella Union Bar next Monday.

That’s right: Albo will take to the decks to play his dope beats in a fundraising party for Andrew Giles, the Labor Member for Scullin. The invitation promises that he’ll be “dropping the beats and telling it like it is” – and judging from his ‘Albo’s Playlist’ on Spotify, you’ll be hearing hefty doses of Bruce Springsteen, The Smiths, The Clash and Midnight Oil. The dude was also a guest programmer on Rage – this is getting more legit by the second.

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12 May

No more tea and sympathy as Storm in a Teacup gets ready to shut shop

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In a sad bit of news, Storm in a Tea Cup, the Smith Street haven for tea lovers, is calling it a day – well, at least in its current format and at least until spring. Hannah Dupree’s first love is tea and educating the masses about its preparation and consumption and, as much as she (and we) loved her establishment, the more brews she served up and tea cocktails she stirred, the further she felt from her purpose. So, Storm in a Tea Cup closes its doors at the end of May, although it will retain its online presence selling its speciality blends, leaving us to await the opening of Dupree’s next venture in Northcote. Dupree’s foreshadowed her next premises will include a tea tasting room, which she anticipates opening in September.

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12 May

Huxtaburger hits Hawthorn this Friday

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The fourth Huxtaburger is opening on Glenferrie Road on Friday 16 May, the first in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The trio behind the popular burger chain believes Hawthorn has the right buzz and plenty of foot traffic to be the next perfect location for their American-style, perfectly pink Wagyu beef burgers. It will be situated shopfront at the upcoming Lido Cinemas opening in June. East-siders and Swinburne students: get ready to have one of Melbourne’s favourite beef burger providers on your doorstep.

Huxtaburger‘s classic burger includes Wagyu beef with salad, pickles, cheddar, mayo, and American mustard on that infamous butter-brushed bun. If you’re feeling extra hungry, stretch to double meat, double cheese and bacon (the ‘Theo’), and of course the patriotic ‘Bill’s Burger’, including egg, fresh pineapple and beetroot.

Huxtaburger: Hawthorn opens Friday 16 May, at 681 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, 3122

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12 May

Neo-soul meets hip hop at 2015 Soulfest

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Featuring a hell impressive lineup including Mary J Blige, Jill Scott, De La Soul and Remi, this year’s Soulfest is a mix of old-school kicking it with the new.

Soulfest members can pick up tickets from Mon May 18, while they’re available to the rest of us plebs from Wed May 27.

Tickets for the one dayer start at $149 and go up to $319 plus for the Platinum VIP Club experience.

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6 May

Infected Mushroom announced as headliners for Earthcore 2015

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Back for its 21st year, this rural psytrance festival is packing an epic lineup over five blissed-out days. Topping the bill is pioneering Israeli duo Infected Mushroom (who blew the lid off the Royal Melbourne Hotel earlier this year). They’re joined by techno wizard Danny Daze, the truly bizarre (yet ridiculously talented) Anklepants, and plenty more acts spanning electro, trance, ambient and psytrance.

While you’re there, don’t forget to investigate the plethora of art installations, mind-expanding workshops and interesting characters. For many, Earthcore is just as much about the experience as the rave.

Lineup includes:
AES Dana
Alan Fitzpatrick
Alex Stein
Captain Hook
Carbon Based Life Forms
Chris Liebing
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Electric Universe
Interactive Noise
Kukan Dub Lagan
Liquid Hook
Liquid Soul
Major 7
Morten Granau
Oskar Offermann
Outside the Universe
Pig & Dan
Sam Paganini
Solar Fields
Sonic Species
Tsuyoshi Suzuki
Vertical Mode
Victor Ruiz
Vini Vici
X Noize
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