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Noodle House by Lao-Luangprabang, Level 2, 4/500 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Phone: 9693 2245 Noodle House by Lao-Luangprabang has a chic cafe-style feel about it polished concrete floor and all. But in one significant way it is truly old-school Melbourne CBD. You see, it is hidden away. Its on the first floor of a 
Hudsons Road Wine & Beer, 2/88 Hudson Road, Spotswood. Phone: 9131 1069 Hudsons Road Beer & Wine has been open just a week or so, but is already a big hit on that strip. And so it should its a very cool place where the passion for the produce speaks very eloquently. The 
A bonus for early risers is the enjoyment of the dawn and
the brilliance of the sunrise. The birds seem to like this time of
This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Friday Photo Journal meme,
and also part of the Orange you Glad It's Friday meme,
and also part of the My Town Shootout meme.
We love a camping festival as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want to soak up a bunch of music without having to pile all your gear into a car and drive to a paddock three hours away, and would rather a short train ride.
Besides, there are plenty of great music festivals going on right in our capital cities, and its easy to overlook them as you start thinking about your next trip to Splendour or Falls.
So, weve collected two of our favourite festivals from every capital city, sticking to a couple of ground rules: were only picking festivals in capital cities (or pretty close by), and weve also tried to stick to festivals that are unique to each city as much as we can (so no Laneway, Listen Out or Gizzfest).
That said, here are some festivals that are worth visiting a whole new city for.
This years Brisbane Festival is bringing a huge list of talent to the city from September 9 30, with a bunch of special gigs including, among many others:
And the list goes on, with Ali Barter, The Preatures, Regurgitator, Thelma Plum, Ngaiire, and Ed Kuepper of Aussie legends The Saints playing a bunch of their hits with his new outfit The Aints weve got a list of ten gigs you need to check out right here.
As well as all the music, therell also be a stack of comedy, theatre and art performances flooding into the city, plus some incredible displays like the closing fireworks above, so head to the website to see everything thats happening in Brisbane next month.
Brisbane Festival offers up plenty of great music next month, but also art,...
A longstanding collective of musicians and curators, The Operatives are one of the foremost names in Australian electronic music, pushing the boundaries of our music scene both here, and overseas.
As the founder and one of the crews chief agents, Jerry Poon aka JPS has been personally responsible for shaping much of the Melbourne electronic scene, and now oversees a collective that include touring, artist management, event management, promotions and a lot of incredible music.
With JPS about to play not one but two sets at the inaugural Pleasure Garden festival in St Kildas Catani Gardens this Saturday, we took the chance to pick his brain about The Operatives, the strength of the local music scene, and the acts we need to keep an eye on.
An idea of what we can expect from JPS twin sets at The Pleasure Garden this weekend
As a promoter, tell us about the Melbourne electronic scene. How healthy is it now, and where do you see it progressing?
Its on a global level of recognition. There are so many crews and labels out now presenting an amazing array of music. Opiuo and crew destroying the US, Good Manners fronting some amazing artists like Kllo, as well as labels Wondercore, Crown Ruler and Stable Music etc. On a bass music front, weve united with crews like Dark Riddim (Dark Ops) and Twisted Audio (The D.O.T) to ensure that the scene stays strong united and healthy.
Its a strange thing that sometimes when music is seen as a commodity, people forget that the core essential element of music is the love of it, how its presented, and that its for the fans and people and I think the crews in Melbourne have an extremely strong grasp of that.
Why is an organisation like The Operatives is so crucial to the Melbourne electronic scene, and Australias?
Perhaps the early beginnings of some of the artists we brought through further influenced some of this generation of young Australian artists that are shining through now. The core of The Operatives is based around the amazing collective who are constantly playing weekly, providing the best music to the city.
Were always happy to offer advice to new crews setting up, and try to link in with others, collaborating for the best outcome for the particular genre of music that is being represented always p...
This year was great for media exposure of BuzzConf and we were very lucky that Nicole Eckersley, one of the winners of a free ticket to BuzzConf, is a great journalist who wrote about her time at the festival for The Guardian.
Robotics and 3D by day, music festival by night; this could be the only outdoor gig where youll fight for laptop charger space
Geeks have always loved their outdoor music festivals and in 2015, two Melbourne-based developers Rick Giner and Ben Dechrai kicked off BuzzConf with a lineup of top-tier tech speakers and local music talent.
Its a wide brief theres everything from augmented reality and biotech to space travel. There are plenty of on-site soldering irons and a fleet of 3D printers. Theres also a beer tent stocked with local craft brews and a live act playing each night.
This is a conference designed with inclusivity in mind: of 11 speakers, six are women almost unheard-of in the notoriously male tech industry.
Alex Holderness, editor over at The Martec kept a diary of her experience at this years BuzzConf Technology Festival and it makes great reading!
I spent the weekend at Melbourne Technology Festival, Buzzconf with no real clue what to expect. When I spoke to organisers, Ben and Rick, I liked their vision of turning a conference into a festival. A lot of people on Facebook asked what this festival lark was about, so I decided to keep a diary (for the period of time I was sober..)
To read the full article, head over to http://www.themartec.com/articles/24-hours-at-a-tech-festival.
The internet is a weird and wonderful place, and when a crowd gets involved, it can turn into something pretty special. After all, we all remember that wolf shirt on Amazon that attracted amazing reviews, or that time 60,000 people invited themselves to a fictitious party in Adelaide. Now, it seems, that even music venues arent immune to crowdsourced hilarity.
The Old Bar is a Melbourne bar and venue thats been operating for quite a few years now, and has seen some of Australias favourite bands get their start there. From intimate gigs, to rocking mosh pits, The Old Bar has it all.
Recently though, The Old Bars Facebook page has become home to a wide array of Facebook users who are leaving 5-star reviews of the venue, often accompanied by wild, fanciful stories of events that either have or have not transpired within the confines of The Old Bar.
I once spoke to Joel about gastro, but that was at a different pub, one user wrote. The Old Bar has two great archways, and a mantle above the fire place which is never lit in summer. Sometimes you can spot people reading the subtitles on the tv above the bar while bands are playing, sometimes theres not even any subtitles. Great toilets.
With the number of 5-star reviews closing in on the 500 mark, the question that remains is why? Well, the answer isnt terribly clear, but it has apparently all sprung from local venue bookers personal Facebook page who noted that an awful lot of Melburnians were taking to Facebook to rate their page.
Whether it is part of the joke, or an unspoken part of The Old Bars charm, but an awful lot of the reviews are focusing on the brilliance of the venues bathroom facilities. I get really gd up around 2am when the piss smell starts to waft out of the mens toilets into the beer garden, another user wrote. This place is 5 stars mad.
From December 1-4 the Mess The West II Fest will be held at venues in Footscray and Yarraville. Celebrating DIY culture and resistance it will include a cafe night, bands, performances, a warehouse party, workshops and a flea market.
Amongst a bunch of workshops held at Hot Shots (corner Buckley and Nicholson Streets, Footscray) on December 3rd there will be talks from 4-5pm about squatting in Melbourne in the 1980s, Sydney in the early 2000s and campaigns around the country that happened in the 1940s. More info about the festival is available here.
Loving live music isnt just about attending music festivals and seeing an international artists massive arena show.
Even the biggest of big-name headliners started in the trenches, on the sticky carpets and bandrooms of your local bars and pubs which is exactly where you should be if you want to discover your new favourite band or venue.
Here are our picks for this weeks best local gigs from Aussie talent from Perth to the East Coast and all for the price of a good meal.
Where: The Workers Club, Melbourne Vic
When: 8pm-11pm, Friday Dec 2
Why: After yearly two years Neighbourhood Youth have finally returned with their sophomore EP, delivering more alt-rock gems. The group are fresh off a tour with The Pretty Littles and are hitting up The Workers Club for the official launch of their EP, with support from Horace Bones.
Tickets & Info: $8+ bf, more info here.
Where: Secret Location, Sydney NSW
When: 7pm 4am, Saturday Dec 3
Why: Here is a unique one for ya Satchfest, a mini festival set up to celebrate the life and times of former Neighbours star and Logie winner Brooke Satchwell. Featuring a Brooke Satchwe...
Photo by Stuart Bucknell Having wowed crowds at Bluesfest last year the marvelous Rhiannon Giddens has announced shes back for 2017s festival. And even better Giddens has announced headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne check out the full list of dates below and make sure you get to one of these gigs: Saturday 8th 
A little bit of preparation can make your BuzzConf experience even more memorable so weve prepared a list of FAQs to help you get ready for an awesome BuzzConf Festival 2016.
A few of the most important items are listed here, but make sure you read the full list before you pack your bags!
Food and drink will be significantly cheaper this year, with free options for students and children. We will also be permitting BYO on site though when you see the delicious gourmet food and tapped craft beer flowing youll probably abandon your sandwiches and goon bag and join us feasting on the on-site catering!
There are specific times you can get a shuttle to and from Ballan station, so make sure you get the corresponding trains from Melbourne.
You should choose where to camp or park depending on the sort of festival experience you want. We have dedicated camping zones for families, party animals and those that want a quieter night. Make sure you know where you want to camp by checking the map on the schedule page before arriving!
Weve also put together a handy checklist of what to bring and what to leave at home.
If you have a question weve not covered let us know using the form at the bottom of the FAQs page.
See you in the future!
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All the way from Groote Eyelandt in the Northern Territory, the 11 member Salt Lake Band will make history next January when they become the largest band to ever grace the stage at Yabun Festival, one of the nations biggest and longest running annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and culture events.
Formally known as Yantarrgna Band (after lead singer/song-writer Brandon Yantarrgna), Salt Lake Band consist of brothers, uncles, cousins and grandfathers, all hailing from the Warnindilyakwa family group.
Were feeling really proud and excited that our mob, Groote Eylandt, Warnindilyakwa mob, from Top End, Gulf of Carpentaria, can have a voice in Sydney at Yabun with all our Koori brothers and sisters, we have never travelled that far from our Island, says Basil Mamarika, a young elder and spokesman of the Umbakumba community and member of Salt Lake Band.
The name of Salt Lake Band springs from a special part of the band members traditional lands, bringing with it their song-lines and Dreamings, all sung in Anindilyakwa language. Mixing rock, blues and reggae, and incorporating the band members totems of dugong, turtle, whale, dolphin, seagull and shark, Salt Lake Bands songs share the sacredness and potency of the Warnindilyakwa Dreamtime.
The Salt Lake Band share a 10 year history and have headlined at several major Indigenous music and cultural events including Garma, Barunga, and the Alice Springs Bush Bands Bash. Based in their home community of Umbakumba (which has a total population of 350 people) the bands language group is distinct from Yolngu, belonging exclusively to Groote Eyelandt.
Proud representatives of their language group and culture, Salt Lake Band have gained the financial support of their own Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) to make the long trek to Sydney in order to share their music and culture with the Yabun audience, providing a special added cultural element to the 2017 Yabun Festival which already features esteemed Indigenous artists Kev Carmody and Warren H Williams.
The Top End continues to be such a wellspring of vibrant and unique Aboriginal music and artistry and we are absolutely thrilled to showcase some of that proud legacy and culture at the 2017 Yabun Festival, says Yabun Festival Producer, Miah Wright.
This will be one of the few times that a Top End band has performed at Yabun and is set to be one of the most special moments in the events 15 year history.
Yabun Festival takes places at Victoria Park in Camperdown on January 26, 2017 (10:00am 7:00pm).
Held each year on January 26 at Victoria Park in inner Sydney, Yabun Festivals Corroboree Ground features traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance performances occurring throughout the day.
Corroboree Ground has become one of the most popular elements of the annual Yabun Festival, the largest annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in New South Wales that draws over 20 000 people each year. Corroboree Ground provides a unique space to celebrate the vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures on Survival Day.
Yabun Festival welcomes expressions of interest from traditional dance groups from across the country to perform at the 2017 Yabun Festival.
To register your interest and receive more information on performance rates, please complete the online form.
Expressions of interest will close on September 30.
Renowned Aboriginal troubadour, Kev Carmody, will headline the 15th annual Yabun Festival in Sydney on January 26, 2017. Other artists who will perform at Yabun Festival in 2017 include Red Ochre and Deadly Award winning country music artist Warren H Williams (joined by emerging artist Dani Young), Aboriginal rock n roll icon Vic Simms, Sydney based blues artist Marlene Cummins, soul music performer and former The X-Factor star Rochelle Pitt, National Indigenous Music Award winning hip hop artist Philly, and popular reggae/dub band Oka.
Kev Carmody grew up in the Western Darling Downs area of Southern Queensland, his initial inspirations coming from the rural and oral traditions of his Irish and Aboriginal grandparents. Kev released his first album Pillars of Society in 1988 and is among the most esteemed Australian singer songwriters and Aboriginal musicians. In 2009, Kev was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
The music of Kev Carmody has impacted countless people over the past four decades, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, he is one of our most treasured and significant Australian artists and we are absolutely thrilled to have Kev as our headliner for the 2017 Yabun Festival, said Yabun Festival Producer, Miah Wright.
Established in 2001, Yabun (meaning music to a beat in Gadigal language) is one of the nations largest annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural gatherings, and Sydneys biggest Aboriginal music event. Held each year on January 26 at Victoria Park in Camperdown, Yabun Festival is a free event that features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Aboriginal issues, a wide range of childrens activities including art, sport and culture workshops, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances staged at the Corroboree Ground. In 2016, over 20 000 people attended Yabun.
As well as featuring some real legends of Aboriginal music, Yabun will be showcasing plenty of emerging talent in 2017, and the Corroboree Ground will once again bring traditional Aboriginal culture to the heart of Sydney, Yabun welcomes all people to join us for this one of a kind celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, said Ms Wright.
Former Yabun Festival headline performers have included Bart Willoughby, Archie Roach, Dan Sultan and Jessica Mauboy. The 2017 Yabun Festival will take place at Victoria Park in Camperdown, Sydney, on January 26, beginning at 10:00am and finishing at 6:00pm. Yabun Festival is supported by Australia Council, City Of Sydney, Arts NSW, Destination NSW, NSW Aboriginal Land Council, and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.
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