Music & Nightlife

Gig guide, live music, festivals, clubbing and going out in Melbourne

Odette is very surprised (and thrilled!) that you are going to see her
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Odette is very surprised (and thrilled!) that you are going to see her

The young singer talks to us about happy accidents, low expectations and how she'd eagerly join a Joanna Newsom cult.

Why Baker Boy loves Melbourne (yes, OK, it's at least partly the food)
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Why Baker Boy loves Melbourne (yes, OK, it's at least partly the food)

We spoke to Danzel Baker, AKA Baker Boy, about the incredible year he's having.

5 labels crafting the Melbourne sound
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5 labels crafting the Melbourne sound

Get to know the labels feeding the noise and making the Melbourne sound a reality

Deadly songs about Australia
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Deadly songs about Australia

We spoke to some of Australia's deadliest musicians and performers

Guide to Melbourne's music scene

The best upcoming gigs and live music
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The best upcoming gigs and live music

The Melbourne shows worthy of your hard-earned cash, from local up-and-comers to international superstars

Where to see live music every night of the week
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Where to see live music every night of the week

From Monday to Sunday, Melbourne is a music-lover's dream

The best live music pubs in Melbourne
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The best live music pubs in Melbourne

Who doesn't like a beer with their favourite local band? Here's where to go this weekend

The best record stores in Melbourne
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The best record stores in Melbourne

If you enjoy an earnest rifle through vinyl, have we got the goods for you? Yes, we have

The best jazz clubs in Melbourne
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The best jazz clubs in Melbourne

There's really nothing like seeing jazz live

Your guide to clubbing in Melbourne

The best nightclubs in Melbourne
Clubs

The best nightclubs in Melbourne

Where to party on weeknights
Clubs

Where to party on weeknights

Clubs that stay open all night
Clubs

Clubs that stay open all night

The best Sunday sessions
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The best Sunday sessions

Where to dance to hip-hop
Clubs

Where to dance to hip-hop

Late-night fun in Melbourne

How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne
Nightlife

How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne

Your guide to making the most of 24-hour Melbourne – from drinks and dancing to midnight feasts

The best late-night bars in Melbourne
Bars

The best late-night bars in Melbourne

No lockouts here! When you're keen to kick on, consult our guide to classy fun after one

The best late-night eats in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best late-night eats in Melbourne

You're up late. You need a feed. We're not here to judge, we're here to help

How Melbourne became a late-night city
Nightlife

How Melbourne became a late-night city

Our investigation into how we became a city of night owls – and what the future holds for Melbourne's nightlife

The people who keep Melbourne running after dark
Nightlife

The people who keep Melbourne running after dark

We meet the people who work through the night to keep Melbourne ticking, from public transport to police

How Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport could change your life
News

How Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport could change your life

The Night Network, explained.

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Side with Amex Melbourne | American Express x Time Out
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Side with Amex Melbourne | American Express x Time Out

What's better than a main meal? One with sides. Pay with your American Express® Card at these leading restaurants, and you'll be rewarded with a complimentary side for your first main meal ordered. Want to know more? Check out our Side with Amex FAQ. For more great offerings, return to the American Express casual dining guide.    

September at Drum Theatre

September at Drum Theatre

This September the Drum Theatre is gearing up for three gigs that'll have dads a-rockin'. Instead of getting your dad another pair of useless socks or a OTT lunch, you can give him the gift of live music. Get groovy on September 1 at the Australian Bee Gees Show, which will bring a visual and musical discotheque to life with some help from classic tracks by the Gibbs brothers. The show has been performed around the world for the past 20 years and is now coming to Dandenong direct from Vegas. Or you can catch Aussie rocker Ian Moss live in concert in acoustic mode on Friday, September 14. If it's more musical nostalgia you're after, then book tickets to the Bootleg Beatles on September 16. Direct from London, this world-class Beatles show will take audiences on a ride through the band's iconic back catalogue, including a special tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of the White album. These guys are the real deal, having performed across the world and even at Glastonbury Festival. Each concert will tap into all the hits your dad (and you) know and love, making for a memorable evening that's about enjoying the music, nostalgia and each other's company. Whether he's a disco dad, an Aussie rock die-hard or a Beatles fanatic, each of the evenings will offer up a one-off chance to celebrate at the Dandenong theatre.

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Win tickets to a San Francisco-themed party
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Win tickets to a San Francisco-themed party

Ask anyone what US cities are on their wishlist and you can bet San Francisco makes the cut. And if you’re thinking about a trip to the City by the Bay then you’ll want to head down to San Francisco Travel’s big party on Wednesday, September 5 (flowers in your hair optional). A celebration of the new direct flights from Melbourne to SFO – just a 14 hour 20 minute skip across the Pacific – the party will be held at Easey’s in Collingwood. All food, drink and entertainment is provided and the party will feature everything you love about this gateway to Northern California: we’re talking SF-inspired cocktails, burgers with a Bay Area twist, cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Summer of Love, the Giants, and some classic San Fran wine country drops. But here’s the kicker: everyone who attends the party will have the chance to win a trip to San Francisco by answering five quiz questions. Sound like fun? Time Out has 25 party double passes to give away, so your chances are pretty good, and all you have to do to win one is sign up to Time Out’s weekly newsletter by August 29. Already a subscriber? You can still enter by signing up below – and we won’t send you multiple newsletters, because for heaven’s sake why would we do that? So we’ll see you down at Easey’s – and, like Tony Bennett, you could be leaving your heart in San Francisco some time very soon. Fill out my online form. // var z2e05ni0rg4q71;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { 'userNam

Blasted

Blasted

When Blasted premiered in 1995, it left audiences reeling. The Daily Mail famously labelled it “a disgusting feast of filth” and critics dismissed its graphic scenes of rape, torture and mutilation as a cheap ploy for attention by its creator, British playwright Sarah Kane. Kane died by suicide four years later, at the age of just 28. More than 20 years later, the talented Anne-Louise Sarks is introducing the play to a new generation, in a production with Malthouse Theatre starring Fayssal Bazzi (Sami in Paradise), Eloise Mignon (The Wild Duck) and theatre veteran David Woods. As the play opens, a misogynistic middle-aged journalist is attempting to seduce a naïve and troubled young woman in an expensive hotel room. But when a soldier and a war zone explode through the window, a nightmarish train of events is set in motion.

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