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Spotlight On…Pony, Melbourne

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If you thought New York City bars partied hard well, trust us, they have nothing on Melbourne’s Pony whose tagline “Rockin’ ’til 7:00am!” is completely apropos.   Pony is a Melbourne staple, a grungy all-night rock bar known for its adventurous live programming and 2am headline slots. Hosting often free shows in its intimate upstairs venue and keeping the music ... Read More »

Melbourne’s Party Protest, The Church of Pizza, and The New Liverpool

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If you wanted to check out Polish artist Miroslaw Balka’s massive “How It Is” installation in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern but can’t make it to London… well… there’s an app for that. (SlamXHype)   10,000 music fans re-enacted AC/DC videos, sang, danced, and generally had a good ol’ time as they choked the streets of Melbourne late ... Read More »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

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In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Australia

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This week, our intrepid music writer James Hendicott is headed to the southern hemisphere to check out the scene in Australia. Forget the didgeridoo and check out James’s six picks — from rock superstars AC/DC to one very over-the-top pop legend.   Read More »

Ask The Locals: Deloris

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Melbourne rockers Deloris are currently in the studio with a new line-up and a new sound. We’re eagerly awaiting the results, but in the meantime we chatted with the band’s singer/songwriter Marcus Teague about the state of the Australian scene. He gave us tons of insider tips — including his exhaustive guide to Melbourne’s venues and his picks for Australia’s ... Read More »

Mapping ‘Mad Max’

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With summer road trips in mind, New York Times movie critic A. O. Scott chooses 1979′s ‘Mad Max’ as this week’s Critics’ Pick. He may love the movie for its dystopian vision, take-no-prisoners action and Mel Gibson’s blue eyes (trust us, it’s in the video), but we love the movie’s dramatic setting most of all. Scott says the film’s sweeping, dusty panoramas ... Read More »

Art Rock Confidential: Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane

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Since the early days of punk rock, Australia has been home to musical experimentation. And the continent’s isolation has bred a closely knit music scene with a distinctly Australian vibe. Museyon Guide Mel Campbell traces the development of Australia’s singular brand of art rock from its Brisbane roots to its current-day epicenter, Melbourne. Journey Down Under for a tour of ... Read More »

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