Author Archives: melbourne

Lessons with Luis and Madeleine

I’ve got to admit, the ‘Song Off’ title from Lessons with Luis and Madeline‘s new show had me wondering if I was about to be witness to a Survivor-style battle to the death… on a Sunday afternoon at The Workers Club….

Tkay Maidza: best live act in Melbourne-slash-the-world

I’m gonna start off this review with my biggest statement ever: Tkay Maidza is probably the best live act I’ve seen since I watched Beyoncé and Jay-Z perform. If you know how much I worship Beyonce, you’ll know that this…

Running of the Weiners

You may have heard rumours that recently Hophaus held a dachshund race to celebrate Oktoberfest. I am here to tell you that yes, this is absolutely correct. And I was there, front and centre to watch those little sausage legs dash…

Beer Appreciation @ The Swanston Hotel

Boutique beer. It’s kind of a big deal these days. Everywhere you go in Melbourne it’s inescapable and on tap at every local from Brunswick to Brighton. But despite quaffing it by the litre every passing weekend, it’s safe to…

Little May Live at The Corner

Little May first jumped right into my radar with their Triple J Like a Version cover of Great Southern Land by Icehouse, complete with soulful soft vocals. Hearing them play it live was even better– there were no nerves, high…

Fringe Review: Love, Loss and Lattes

Missy is OBSESSED with coffee. Like many of us Melburnians, Missy’s schedule revolves around finding the perfect latte and her daily morning jaunt to a local cafe down the street. In her fringe performance, ‘Love, Loss and Lattes’ Missy takes…

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Fringe Review: Homme

Homme is a concept that appeals to me. Satire, the mundane, and subverting hetero-normative masculinity are a few of my favourite things. Naturally, I was excited to hear that Matthew Adley had blended all of these concepts (and then some)…

Wine House’s Spanish Wine Masterclass

I love wine. Period. I show up at wineries and wine tasting nights, dressed slightly South Yarra, part Fitzroy hipster.  I act like a wine connoisseur – carefully swirling the juice in the glass, ever-so-daintily whiffing the rim, scrunch my…

Fringe Review: Good Show – Robots, Robots, Robots

There’s a technical spectacle going down at The Loft that is well worth catching at the tail end of Fringe. ‘Good Show: Robots, Robots, Robots’ is a very enticing title for a show, promising two things one would come to…

Fringe Review: Asian Ghost-ery Store

The Fringe Festival brings together many different types of performance, and during the first half of this year’s collection of shows was a very interesting piece called ‘Asian Ghost-ery Store’, created by members the comedy troupe ‘Only the Human’, and…