The Yellow Wave

Warning – you will be in tears of laughter for large parts of this play. I won’t lie to you, I lost my shit at the team’s re-enactment of the landing of the ‘Mongol’ hordes. It is so many levels…

Modern American Glamour comes to Australia with Jonathan Adler

On Tuesday evening, the floor of Coco Republic’s Melbourne store was adorned in modern American glamour as delicious food enticed spectators. The elegant furniture on show held clean and timeless grace that was accented by the somewhat quirky accessories, such…

Briefs – an All-Male Burlesque Show

‘Briefs’ isn’t for the faint of heart. The seven-piece male cabaret show is a burlesque circus fusion with everything from body shots on nearly naked hotties to a trannie monkey flinging bananas at the audience to drag queens in six-inch…

DZ Deathrays, New War & Darts at Melbourne Music Week

There’s no other event that’s quite like Melbourne Music Week. Returning in 2015 for its sixth iteration, this year’s program is hotter than ever. MMW is known not just for their stellar lineups of local and international bands, but also for…

Melbourne Music Week Review: Opening Night Party

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, opening nights are my favourite nights. Why? They’re always cathartic explosions of excitement that embody the best of any festival. Melbourne Music Week was no different and rocked out Melbourne with its…

Adelphi Distillery whisky tasting at Whisky & Alement

Whisky, why are you so kind to us Melbourne folk? Does your benevolence know no limits? Why bring exclusive, fine single malts hand-picked by Adelphi Distillery to our shores, host a tasting night at Whisky & Alement, then offer us pre-orders of limited…

Undress Runways: sustainable fashion’s never been so hot

There’s nothing better than slinging on an outfit that has you looking sharp and feeling great. But I’m pretty sure no one wants to achieve that at the expense of a kid in a sweat shop overseas. However, life is…

Project Hysteria at the Poppy Seed Festival

Walking in to the theatre in the old Trades Hall building in Carlton and seeing the striking set for the Project Hysteria production of the plays ‘Pretty Trap’ and ‘Interior: Panic’, my plus one and I knew we wouldn’t be disappointed. Tennessee Williams…

The genius of They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants are basically musical legends. Until I heard they were coming to our shores, I didn’t really have any idea just how loved this band was. (Special thanks to Spotify for forcing me to listen to them.)…