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Let's get loud – Brunswick Street's Fortitude Music Hall opens its doors
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Let’s get loud – Brunswick Street’s Fortitude Music Hall opens its doors

After months of curious postulation, drip-fed gig announcements and a gradual increase in percolating excitement, Brisbane's newest (and Australia's largest) ballroom-cum-theatre-style venue is officially open. The hoarding has been removed and the lights switched on – Fortitude Music Hall is here and it's set to reinvigorate Brisbane's live-music scene. Before the amps were ignited for the venue's inaugural performance, we took a look inside ... more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in August
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in August

It’s been an eventful spell for left-of-centre food news – and as mighty foodie nerds, we couldn’t be more delighted. From a major beer brewer turning its hand to tea and 'eggs' made primarily from beans, to a hilarious food mockumentary, new food emoji from Apple and miniature sushi rolls stuck to earlobes, we bring you all kinds of weird and wonderful. Read on to check out what we’re vibing this month. more


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I’ve always been musically hypersensitive, so my response to rock ‘n roll in particular was intense and visceral ... ~ Andrew Stafford more
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A venue within a venue – The Tivoli gets set to debut its intimate new entertainment space
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A venue within a venue – The Tivoli gets set to debut its intimate new entertainment space

Brisbane’s live-music scene is all the richer thanks to beloved venue The Tivoli. The Fortitude Valley mainstay has seen a whole heap of amazing artists come through since its iteration as a live entertainment venue, bringing local legends and international stars to its stage. In news that is bound to bring big smiles to gig-goers, The Tivoli is about to unveil a seriously slick new addition – say hello to What’s Golden, a brand-new entertainment space being built within the hallowed walls of the iconic venue. more

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The Weekend Series: five non-music-related activities to upgrade your Splendour in the Grass experience
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The Weekend Series: five non-music-related activities to upgrade your Splendour in the Grass experience

Yeah yeah, we know you’re all about the music. But hear us out. The fine folks at Splendour in the Grass have been perfecting their extra-curricular offerings each year, adding an impressive compilation of escapes for when you need a break from your intensely ‘festive’ mates or the beats of the Tipi Forest. Whether you want to get crafty, hang out with Dr Karl, have a good belly laugh, smash some organic doughnuts or flee the festival altogether, we’ve got you covered. more

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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in July
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in July

You might have noticed we’re suckers for snappy sustainability initiatives, and this month we’ve found a couple of great options to help reduce your single-use plastic waste. From self-cleaning and purifying water bottles to genuinely natural drinking straws, we’ve also discovered some added motivation for protecting the planet – and it comes in the form of an underwater hotel in the Great Barrier Reef. Check out these ingenuities and more, as we share the top five things we’re loving this month. more

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The Weekend Series: five ethical underwear brands to wrap around your birthday suit
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The Weekend Series: five ethical underwear brands to wrap around your birthday suit

Whether you're a bit of an exhibitionist when it comes to your undergarments, or you like to keep them simple and out of sight, there's no doubt that comfort, style, sustainability and ethics play a key role in many of our purchase decisions. Fortunately, many Aussie brands are now taking heed and committing to transparency in the manufacturing process, fairer work practices and use of organic materials. We round up five of our favourites. more