Fat Tuesday featuring Bayou Tapestry at the Spotted Mallard – February 25th

Fat Tuesday is upon us. Get ready for the biggest party of the year!

Melbourne, get ready to step out in style and get your Mardi Gras on at The Spotted Mallard on February 25th with the New Orleans-inspired psychedelic funk of Adam Rudegeair’s Bayou Tapestry!

Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday) is the biggest, most raucous party of the year thrown in Roman Catholic countries the night before Lent begins. Every Catholic knows that Ash Wednesday begins a 40 day fast of austerity to purify the soul, so Mardi Gras is one last chance to live it up and get down and dirty!Read on for more info and show details…

Lake Minnetonka presents Gotham City Gangster Glam at The Spotted Mallard, 31 October

Lake Minnetonka Presents Gotham City Gangster Glam on Halloween – Thursday 31st October at Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Gotham City – a sprawling art deco metropolis populated by stylish gangsters, super-villains, and one Dark Knight…

Lake Minnetonka are throwing the Halloween Party to end all Halloween parties to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman’s first comic appearance, and the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s iconic cinematic take on the character.
Read on for more info and show details…

Dogapalooza, Melbourne’s Coachella for dogs is back in 2019! Got your tickets yet?

“Every so often there comes a festival so important, so completely and utterly genre defining that it changes the face of pop culture as we know it. Woodstock, Coachella, Glastonbury and last year Melbourne’s first Dogapalooza.”  – Tone Deaf

After four consecutive sold out festivals, Melbourne’s Coachella for dogs is back for its 5th installment in 2019. On Sunday 10th November 2019 in Burnley Park Richmond, behold a crisp green field, hundreds of adorable doggos and their owners at  Melbourne’s only dog tailored music festival.Read on for more info and show details…

Dalicados Tour Sydney with Painters & Dockers – Make Hay While The Sun Shines



To quote Bruce Springsteen, “The best music…is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with”, a philosophy which saw the birth two years ago of Melbourne based soulful rock band Dalicados.Read on for more info and show details…

Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr – Starring Henry Wagons

Warren Zevon is the songwriter’s songwriter. Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen have covered his songs. Linda Ronstadt had massive hits with “Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me” and “Carmelita”. Jackson Browne was his producer. He called David Letterman his greatest champion. His visible hits “Werewolves Of London” and Lawyers, Guns & Money” and Excitable Boy” barely scratched the surface of the lyric genius found on his albums.Read on for more info and show details…

Master Songwriter Charles Jenkins unveils new acoustic album ‘When I Was On The Moon’ & Australian tour dates!

Lauded Melbourne songwriter Charles Jenkins has released a surprise acoustic album, in a stripped-back style which highlights his exemplary lyricism.

The album ‘When I Was on the Moon’ features the ARIA-nominated songwriter at his most poignant, performing 10 new songs, solo, on a nylon string guitar.Read on for more info and show details…

Melbourne Artists Hudson Taylor & ConpleX Go From Nowhere to Number 1 on Triple J Unearthed!


Melbourne hip hop artist, Hudson Taylor and cowriter, Conor Ewing-Crellin, aka ConpleX, got a message this week from Triple J radio telling them their song, Right Way, was number one on this week’s Triple J Unearthed Hip Hop Top 100!



“This came out of nowhere,” Hudson says. “Last week, nothing – this week, there we are at number one, with some of our favourite artists in the top ten with us. Insane.”





Hudson is a 21 year old rapper/soul digger from Melbourne’s northern suburbs who started writing his own rap lyrics at the age of 14. Growing up in a strict Christian family, he was only allowed to listen to Gospel music, “I wasnt even allowed to watch The Simpsons, but one day a friend from my grade three class gave me a CD which was 50 cent ‘In Da Club’ and I’ve been hooked ever since. No cure, right?”











Hudson’s style varies from RnB, Trap and 90’s Boom Bap, but he follows the beat wherever his heart and soul take him, “ I try not to get too caught up in one particular style because i pride myself on my versatility.” Hudson said. He performs with his collective ‘DrankWater’ in collaboration with Conor Ewing-Crellin, who raps under the name ConpleX, who is also the co-writer and performer on Right Way.

ConpleX is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from inner North Melbourne who started rapping at the age of sixteen. His inspirations are Retchy P, E40, GoldLink, Big L and RedMan. Like Hudson, his style is old school and trap. He started DrankWater two years ago with his mate Syd-G with a view to “be able to collaborate with mates and create a new wave in the Aussie Hip Hop and so that we can record and perform, it’s just what we love to do,”

“Once I heard the hook Hudson made I came back with the lyrics for my verse in about 20 minutes. Sometimes you just feel it.” Ewing-Crellin said. Right Way also features UK rapper Rydah and was produced by LeinadBeats, which was then mixed and mastered by Adrian Swish.

“This track was recorded at a friend’s house at a total cost of zero dollars, which worked for us as we’re all broke! I mean, we all do shifts as rubbish removalists and Hudson is homeless at the moment and couch surfing between the houses of the other three ‘DrankWater’ members, but we got it done. I kinda feel like we went from the rubbish bin to the top of the heap this week, thanks to Triple J.”

Hudson’s E.P “Hit A Lick” is out on all platforms.

ConpleX – https://soundcloud.com/therealconplex


Mary Coughlan (Ireland) – Live and Kicking Australian Tour

Mary Coughlan is live and kicking and coming to Australia for dates in February and March 2019 and bringing her most recent album ‘Live And Kicking’ with her!

Mary is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday” Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. “Her life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives.” — The GuardianRead on for more info and show details…

Eric Bibb & Band Australian Tour May 2019

A leading bluesman of his generation, two time Grammy-nominated Eric Bibb will take to the stage with his sensational band for an evening of uplifting and inspiring folk and blues. Having previously wowed Australian audiences many times over the years, it will be an honour to welcome this fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, back to Australia.Read on for more info and show details…

Gaby Moreno – Australian Tour March 2019

Gaby Moreno is coming to Australia for a string of dates to sing her heart out for you!

A superb vocalist and uniquely gifted songwriter originally hailing from Guatemala, Gaby is an Emmy nominee and Latin Grammy winner who has released 4 solo records internationally. Her latest album Ilusión received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. She has toured with Tracy Chapman, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Milk Carton Kids and Calexico, and has shared stages with Bono, Andrea Bocelli and Van Dyke Parks.Read on for more info and show details…