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Wednesday, 15 November


SUNRISE IN SUNSHINE Melbourne Fresh Daily

Sunshine is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, lying 11 to 13 km west of the CBD, located within the City of Brimbank local government area. Sunshine recorded a population of 9,768 at the 2016 census. Sunshine, once a town and Garden city outside Melbourne, is today a residential suburb with a mix of period and post-War homes, with a town centre that is an important retail centre in Melbourne's west. It is also one of Melbourne's principal places of employment outside the CBD with many industrial companies situated in the area, and is an important public transport hub with both V/Line and Metro services at Sunshine station and a major bus interchange.

Sunrise seen here in the nature reserve on the banks of the Kororoit Creek, which defines one of the borders of the suburb.

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and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


Wasp Hotel, Miranda Liebscher, Realms, Ciaran Geoghegan at Loop Experimental Melbourne

Mixed electro/noise at loop project space and bar in the city.


Wasp Hotel

Miranda Liebscher


Marlon Williams Announces New Album and May Tour with The Weather Station "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams New Zealand born, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Marlon Williams is set to take on the world again with a huge international tour planned for 2018. The tour is set to coincide with Williams just-announced new album Make Way For Love, due for release on 16th February. The album was recorded with []


Grizzly Bear Announced Headline Australian Tour "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Image Courtesy of Grizzly Bear Weve known that US nu-folk quartet Grizzly Bear would be returning to our shores next year for the last couple of months after their name started appearing on the lineups of Golden Plains and the Melbourne Zoo Twilights. And now we can confirm that the band have added Sydney, Brisbane []


The Cactus Channel Stay A While "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

This week"s feature album comes from Melbourne band The Cactus Channel with Stay A While. 

This is the bands third album, and a departure from their signature soul-funk instrumental roots. Stepping up to the mic is the bands own Lewis Coleman, adding a new dimension of silvery vocals. Marking a decisive turning point, their music has evolved into something wilder, a little darker and heavier. The inclusion of vocal melodies and dreamy soundtracks are embellished with electrifying wig-outs and woozy meditations.

This new sound has been cooking for a while now, with their boundary-splintering EP alongside Ball Park Music singer Sam Cromack release earlier this year, following a 7 single collaboration with Nick Murphy (known as Chet Faker).

To support Stay A While the band has release a music video for Storefront and is embarking on a national tour beginning 24th November at the Foundry in Brisbane.
Catch them in Sydney on December 1st at the Factory Floor! Tickets from

Highlight Tracks: Storefront, Leech, And Then They Rubbed Their Tired Eyes.
Tune into Breakfast and Youth Jukebox on 2RRR 88.5FM all week long to hear these songs and more.


The Libertines, The Avalanches and more announce Sydney City Limits sideshows "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Sydney City Limits is set to touch down next February, with the brains behind Splendour and Falls delivering a lineup that boasts some of the worlds most sought-after live acts.

The Libertines are set to round off their first ever tour of Australia with both Pete and Carl (yep, we cant believe it took that long either) with headline shows in Melbourne and Brisbane. Sampling visionaries and damn Aussie icons, The Avalanches and Seattles emo-indie luminaries Car Seat Headrest will also extend their Aussie stay for headline shows.

Newbies, The Head and the Heart and Sigrid will also bring their chops to Aussie audiences.

Check out all the dates and ticket details below:


PRE-SALES: 9am Fri 17 Nov 8am local time Mon 20 Nov (local time)

GENERAL SALES: 9am Mon 20 Nov (local time)


The Libertines:

Wed 28 Feb Forum, Melbourne

Thu 01 Mar Tivoli, Brisbane


The Avalanches:

Wed 07 Mar Tivoli, Brisbane


Car Seat Headrest:

Sun 25 Feb Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Wed 28 Feb Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne

Thu 01 Mar Triffid, Brisbane



Fri 23 Feb The Triffid, Brisbane

Wed 28 Feb Corner Hotel, Melbourne


The Head and the Heart:

Thu 01 Mar Corner Hotel, Melbourne

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Tuesday, 14 November


MELBOURNE SUNSETS Melbourne Fresh Daily

If you like sunsets, we get some beautiful ones Downunder and Melbourne has its fair share of spectacular skies...

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OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #568 "IndyWatch Feed"

Read Online Newsletter | #568 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #568 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 14th November 2017 to Monday 20th November 2017 Djerriwarrh Festival - Melton Saturday, November 18 - Melton Recreation Reserve Street Parade, The Lions Club Carnival, International food bazaar, Sustainable Lane, Get Active Expo, Pet Expo, Buskers Tree, Market Stall Village and more.. Djerriwarrh Community Festival 2017 Sidesault at The Melba .nobrtable br { display: none } A festival of experimental circus showcasing emerging and established circus artists. Festival program Nonstop Time In Space Circus 15 - 18 November Party Ghost Poached Eggs and Asparagus 15 - 18 November Relax: Everythings F****d The Syndicate Sideshow 15 - 18 November View Sidesault Program | Book Tickets International Week of the Italian Cuisine .nobrtable br { display: none } Zia Teresa Restaurant in Lygon Street serves a special Calabrian menu with 'rustica' dishes usually reserved for family. Italian Cuisine | Zia Teresa Restaurant | Bookings Johnston Street Fiesta .nobrtable br { display: none } BIENVENIDOS! Hispanic-Latin American Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday November 18th and 19th on Johnston Street Fitzroy. Johnston Street Fiesta 2017 Whitehorse Art Show 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } The Rotary Club of Box Hill is proud to present the 53rd Whitehorse Art Show in the Box Hill Town Hall. 16 - 19 November 2017 | Whitehorse Art Show 2017 Mind Body Spirit Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Australias largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event at Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Mind Body Spirit Festival 2017 Eureka Climb 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Get set for Australias biggest tower climb and raise money for the events charity partners Whitelion and Interplast. Eureka Climb | Eureka Tower JDRF One Walk .nobrtable br { display: none } JDRF One Walk on Sunday 19th November at Alexandra Gardens is the worlds biggest type 1 diabetes fundraising event. JDRF One Walk Archibald Prize Exhibition .nobrtable br { display: none } The prestigious Archibald Prize Exhibition now showing at Geelong Gallery until 10 December 2017. Archibald Prize Exhibition 2017 | Geelong Gallery | Tickets Online The Book of Mormon | Final Days .nobrtable br { display: none } Winner of nine Tony Awards, the best musical of this century ends on 22 November 2017. The Book of Mormon | Book Online Now Launch Weekend | The District Docklands .nobrtable br { display: none } Melbourne is invited to a new look Harbour Town shopping centre with a sneak peek, open weekend including FREE entertainment, activities and entry into some of Melbournes top attractions. Launch Weekend | The District Docklands Night Noodle Markets |...


Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim: the film ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly

After Prince Albert died in 1861, Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was devastated. Fortunately the Queen became very close to her gillie John Brown in Balmoral, a warn friendship that lasted for decades. When Brown died in 1883, Queen Victoria was devastated for a second time. Now we can analyse the third male relationship in the queen's life that started in 1887.

But how close to real history is the film Victoria & Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears? Queen Victoria, Empress of India (Judi Dench) took her Indian responsibilities very seriously. She asked for two Indians to travel from India to share in the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 1887.

Mohammed Abdul Karim 18631909 (Ali Fazal), a Muslim born in British India, was selected to give the queen an Indian gift. But when the Queen wanted to employ these two Indian servants for the entire Jubilee year, Karim and Buksh had to be tutored in English and in British etiquette. After a journey by rail from Agra to Bombay then by mail steamer to Britain, the men arrived at Windsor Castle in June 1887. By Aug Karim was teaching the queen Urdu.

After Karim told the Queen that hed been a clerical worker in India, he was promoted to the position of Munshi/teacher in Aug 1888. This was so that he would stay in Britain.

The Queen's letters noted that her discussions with the Munshi were social, philosophical and political. Undoubtedly the Queen found in Abdul Karim a connection with a distant part of the world, and a confidante who could discuss intellectual issues with her. At Scotlands Balmoral Castle, Karim was given the room once occupied by the late John Brown.

In Nov 1888, Karim spent months back in India, in honour of his father Waziruddin. So the Queen wrote to the Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne, demanding action on Waziruddin's pension. Unfortunately the film didnt mention Karim's many trips back to India and the very close bond with the father. [Note that in June 1892, Waziruddin visited Britain and stayed at both Balmoral and Windsor Castles!]

Poster for the "Victoria and Abdul" film, 2017 

On the other hand the film made it crystal clear that Karim's swift rise instantly angered the members of the Royal Household, who would never have socialised with Indians outside the nobili...

Monday, 13 November


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Bluesfest announces a big second round of sideshows "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Having already hit us with some awesome tours in Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Princes famous band the New Power Generation, Bluesfest is bringing us an awesome new selection of tours when the festival rolls around again next year.

First up is the astonishing voice of Youssou NDour, whose fascinating career has seen him campaign for Nelson Mandela and even run for President of Senegal on the way to becoming possibly the biggest star Africa has ever produced.

Next up, Gomez are back in the country for the first time in 6 years, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Bring It On, heading to Perth as well as their East Coast run.

One of the most talented figures of the modern blues rock scene, Walter Trout brings his 50 years of experience to the Bluesfest stage, as well as his new project Were All In This Together a 2017 record packed with collaborations with some of the biggest names in the genre.

Having spent her early years busking the streets of New Orleans, Alynda Segarra now brings her band Hurray For The Riff Raff and their incredibly unique brand of folk/blues to our shores one not to be missed for anyone who wont be able to catch their set at Bluesfest this year.

Finally, the legendary Canned Heat round out the touring roster with one of their last ever tours, having had a long and influential career that saw them headline the iconic Woodstock 69 alongside the likes of Hendrix thisll be an ultimate bucket list gig for plenty of blues rock devotees.

All tickets go on presale this Wednesday, with general sale the following day check out the full list of dates, along with Youssou NDours classic 7 Seconds, below.


Bluesfest 2018 second round sideshows

Pre-sales start Wednesday November 15 at 10am AEDT

General sale starts Friday November 17 at 10am AEDT

Youssou Ndour

Sydney Opera House -Wednesday 28 March 2018

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Saturday March 31 2018

Youssou Ndour will play Bluesfest Byron Bay on Friday 30 March 2018


Enmore Theatre, Sydney Saturday 31 March 2018

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