1. People hanging around in a dimly lit music lounge.
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  2. A person DJing in a red-lit room at Wax Music Lounge.
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  3. A band playing at Wax Music Lounge in Melbourne.
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  4. The dimly lit Wax Music Lounge with lots of people in it.
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  • Music | Music venues
  • Melbourne

Wax Music Lounge

Brought to you by the team behind Wax Museum Records, this new underground live music venue will host gigs seven nights a week

Saffron Swire

Time Out says

Listen up Melbourne, here's some news worth tuning in for. A new underground live music venue has landed in the CBD – and it's founded by Guy Roseby and Tim Bartold of the legendary record store, Wax Museum Records.

Over the years, the idea for Wax Music Lounge has been mixed, mastered and pressed into a venue made for performers and patrons. The team promises it is no "ordinary lounge" but an "extension of our world-famous record store, a sanctuary that encapsulates every music lover's wildest dreams".

You'll find Wax Music Lounge nestled in the basement of the Selina Central Melbourne Hotel, opposite Flinders Street Station. Step into the 175-person space created by award-winning architects and lighting designers who have illuminated the listening lounge with a dim red glow. The venue will also be home to a bespoke sound system courtesy of Australian sonic maestros Pitt and Giblin. 

Open daily from 5pm until late, expect an eclectic musical line-up with some of the city's best DJs, trusted beat makers and live virtuosos. An Australian-centric drinks menu will also be slinging lo-fi natural wines, craft beers and spirits that complement the tunes. 

For more information on Wax Music Lounge and upcoming live performances, visit the venue's website here.

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250 Flinders Street
Opening hours:
Daily 5pm-late
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