#1
I'm going to be in Melbourne from this thursday to sunday. My aunt will probably have good touristy stuff for me to look at while I am there, but I wanted to check out the music scene more (I hear it is the best in Australia). I am a metalhead, but I wouldn't mind seeing more out there type of music as well.

What are some good gigs/bars to check out on thursday, friday or saturday night? Also, good music shops (everything from records to merch to guitar stuff) suggestions would be useful.
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Go watch some GAYFL
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for your info GAYFL finished a few months ago. and come visit me kidding...
you could go to the city maybe (waterfront, flinders st, etc) some pretty good music shops, band shops, etc there.
#5
Hah! GAYFL! Funny because it is SOOOOO TRUE!!!!

And you're right, we have an awesome music scene. My theory is because we're influenced by stuff from everywhere else, and we can just bring it all together.

AUSTRALIA FTW!

But seriously, we're gonna have to rename Sydney to "New Asia" soon. I mean, ****. They've got their own ****ing country.
#6
Melbourne right? what about drugs and other cool stuff you can do in lygon street?

Also stay away from the geelong area. Its full of cats
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Hah! GAYFL! Funny because it is SOOOOO TRUE!!!!

And you're right, we have an awesome music scene. My theory is because we're influenced by stuff from everywhere else, and we can just bring it all together.

AUSTRALIA FTW!

But seriously, we're gonna have to rename Sydney to "New Asia" soon. I mean, ****. They've got their own ****ing country.

I suspect you are a bogan.


I've not a clue about Melbourne because I'm from Sydney.
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For Everyones information I am a bogan, I'm from Gossie (Gosford) some of the Sydney blokes will know what it is.
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If you look really close (and i mean really close) at his username you can actually see he is a bogan.
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#12
Um, you can go to the city and visit allans music which has a good range of guitars, drums and basses, then bass center/acoustic center on perth street which is ****ing awesome.
As for the music scene you could go to some bars in richmond / CBD. I know there is a bar where led zeppelin (or AC/DC i forgot) kicked off their tour in footscray, near a train station.
#13
'Bang' is a good nightclub to checkout if you're a Metalhead. They play great metal music there.

Edit: and as aussie said, Next is also something you should go to. Bang and Next are pretty much the same thing though. Just different nights.
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#14
If you are into metal/weaponry/drug paraphernalia check out a small shop called Smoke Dreams near ummm Flinders Street Station, got a buttload of posters and shirts and shit along with the aforementioned weaponry and bongs and such :P

ohhh and go to a place called Mrs Parmas (I think) as it has the greatest chicken parma in the world and is a pretty sick place in generally.

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Thread is now about bogans.

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For Everyones information I am a bogan, I'm from Gossie (Gosford) some of the Sydney blokes will know what it is.

Like the Sunbury of NSW.

As for stuff in Melbourne, if you're over 18, clubs like Bang and Next give you a good idea of the music scene, have punk and metal unfluences there. Pretty ashamed that I don't know much of the music scene actually. I should explore more.
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#18
Awesome suggestions so far (towards the bottom of the thread). I already planed to stay away from stuff related to GAYFL.
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#19
if you were here from wednesday to like monday you could go to nighthawk blues in mentone on wednesday night, (i will not be there damn brothers graduation)(its a jam)
and on sunday go to newport for another jam... (sunday jam goes from 4pm to like 8 or somthing.
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#21
u have to goto Chapel street, Lygon street, Flinders street. Mayb come visit me lol nuh, The mountain ranges are really nice and have great views.
the City (flinders street and obviously others) is a great place to shop and just chill the Ef out.
Port Melbourne is a very nice place, as is all the beaches down the coast. but yeah, if it was AFL season (GAYFL i find offensive because i love the sport) was on, you would have to goto the MCG and watch a game.
MCG was voted one of the best sporting stadiums in the world actually
but yeah. not too much to do round here.. :/
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#24
Music shopping in australia is pretty crap where i live (Perth). Enjoy all us Aussies ;D Enjoy going through customs too since it takes ages
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#25
Go to the ESPY


Which is a bar/venue thing on the esplanade in St Kilda.....

Its an AWESOME place to go see bands...

Actually go down to St kilda on a Friday or Saturday night....the nightlife is amazing.
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Go to the ESPY


Which is a bar/venue thing on the esplanade in St Kilda.....

Its an AWESOME place to go see bands...

Actually go down to St kilda on a Friday or Saturday night....the nightlife is amazing.


this.

go to the ESPY, great place from what I have heard.. if a band called VIXIA is playing there, go check them out. (mates of mine play there often)
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#29
For music I recommend this little place called Open Studio at 204 High St in Northcote. It's a little out of the way but they have great bands (mostly jazz) playing there on the days you mentioned. If you like it a bit more rowdy, check out the espy in St Kilda as someone said. And you can't go wrong with Brunswick St, as someone also said.
#30
Figured i'd revive this thread as i plan on taking a trip to your lovely continent in the next year. I've been told Melbourne is nice. Any Aussies interested in hosted a Canuck for like 2 weeks? maybe September/October?
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Figured i'd revive this thread as i plan on taking a trip to your lovely continent in the next year. I've been told Melbourne is nice. Any Aussies interested in hosted a Canuck for like 2 weeks? maybe September/October?

If I had my own place I would do it in a second....

Don't come in winter...Even though every place is crappy in winter, we have alot of beaches and you will miss out on all of that.


And yeah Melbourne is the place to be..


EDIT: And yeah September/October would be a great time to come over...

Try and get a ticket to a finals game of afl at the MCG.
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