Get Notorious – 31
Welcome to the siesta edition of Get Notorious. After a summer of festivals, sun and a responsible amount of drinking , don’t mind us if we find ourselves needing a mid afternoon siesta while we recover as the days start getting shorter and we keep our fingers crossed that summer will linger on in to Autumn.
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KITCHEN KNIFE WIFE
Melbourne boys Kitchen Knife Wife had played only a few gigs when they got the call to tour Europe with none other than the Northern Hemisphere’s favourite marsupials, The Wombats. Arguably one of the biggest bands in the UK, The Wombats kicked KKW in to stadium shape and although they’re now back in Melbourne plying their trade, a slice of funk tipped rock such as their new single ‘Carob Nights’ is just the shot to take them on to big stages.
WHAT’S ON IN MARCH?
Melbourne loves a good market, and the fine people at Melbourne Flea have introduced the latest market destination for the discerning shopper at the Docklands (and promise that it’s not in the windy part. Bringing together the best bits about markets – street food, the fresh produce & trash n’ treasure, the market is set to become a fixture in town. What’s more, we’ve even got a pop up version of Get Notorious’ venerable city bar and gallery 1000 Pound Bend opening up in – what else – a shipping container!
The Melbourne Flea is open every Saturday of the month.
Farmers: 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Flea: 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Container: 9:00am – 9:00pm
We are located at 453-507 Docklands Drive, Docklands VIC 3008.
Or friends at Milk Bar Mag have endeared themselves to us over the last year, with their whimsical take on Melbourne drinking, dining and culture. They’ve overhauled their website and are promising us icons of suburban Australian childhood, with Bubble O’ Bills, a mixed lolly bar and more along with their dose of inner city drinking, dining and culture to celebrate their first birthday. We also suspect there may be a few sneaky beers available on the night too.
Hasti Bala Bar, 3rd Floor The Carlton Hotel, 198 Bourke Street Melbourne 7 – 11pm. RSVP entry only – firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10
Craft Hatch is Craft Victoria’s quarterly ‘incubator’ market showcasing the work of student and emerging designers. Craft Hatch is a unique opportunity for anyone to purchase the freshest, hand-made products direct from the designer, including homewares, jewellery, clothing, accessories, stationery and more. Check out the list of stall holders here.
March 17th 1000 £ Bend 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne 11am – 4pm
Eat, drink and be merry is our philosophy and what better way to do it than with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival as gastronomes and gourmands gather in some of Melbourne’s finest hospitality venues to take masterclasses with gourmet chefs or simply sample a glass of wine and a tasting plate. While Melbourne abounds with these events, we’ve got our own special one on at our little Island hideaway on the Yarra.
Australia’s favourite native fauna join us on the Ponyfish Island barbecue for an event entitled Game On. Nestled under the Southgate Footbridge, Ponyfish Island will be inviting you to take a walk on the wild side, experiencing a banquet of Australia’s native meats, complemented by a glass of local wine. With dishes ranging from and entree of lemongrass and ginger crocodile skewers, to exquisite exquisite, tea-smoked quail, rabbit and kangaroo sausages and more, this particularly Aussie grub will be prepared by the Wu-BQ master himself, Julian Wu. Pop down for a visit amongst the trees and lanterns on Melbourne’s only CBD Island – Ponyfish.
March 17th & 18th – 12 – 5pm. Under the Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne.
Arguably one of Australia’s best songwriters ever, The Drones front man cares not for the trappings of celebrity or the vapid echelons of the music industry. Rather, he spends much of the time on his remote Victorian countryside property indulging in literary pursuits and songwriting. His 2010 solo album Strange Tourist was a masterpiece, with live shows literally bringing up the hairs on the back of audience member’s necks.
Friday 23rd March Regal Ballroom, 216 High Street Northcote VIC 3070
Who said it all needed to be about being a rockpig and living on a diet of cheap wine and speed? Clearly you don’t know Get Notorious’ gentle side – loving nothing more than stopping to sniff a gentle bloom at Melbourne’s greatest annual show of flora. Billed as the biggest horticultural event in the Southern Hemispherethe show features the work of Australia’s best landscape and floral designers in addition to fun and frolics for all the family. This year will include more than 300 exhibits, including sustainable gardens, Design and floral competition entries and naturally the Great Hall of Flowers. Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens March 28 – 1st April
The cocksure Melbourne troubadours Fearless Vampire Killers are doing a lap around the country to celebrate their latest album Batmania and the release of a new single’ I Won’t Stay Too Long’. These rock n’ roll brigands are holding up Melbourne with a show at the Toff In Town on Saturday 17th March and we’ve got a double pass to go see them. Email email@example.com with the band name in the subject line.
The UK’s latest music industry darlings have a new single out called ‘We Should Be Swimming’. Hyped by the usual suspects, they’re described by none other than the illustrious Guardian as thus. “If there can be (as there were at last count) four new Lily Allens, seven new Laura Marlings and eleventy-nine new Amys, surely there’s room for two new indie bands with the potential to become the next Brixton Academy-filling, festival tent-headlining phenomenon? The feeling is that Zulu Winter could be the ones.” We’d like you to decide for yourself – we’ve got five copies of their limited edition debut 7” ‘We Should Be Swimming’ to win – email firstname.lastname@example.org with Zulu Winter in the subject line.
JOB OF THE MONTH – Celebrity Chef
Were you once upon a time ditched by a girl because you couldn’t boil an egg to save yourself? Did you run off to your Nana for some cooking lessons and then once you got tired of perfecting making scones go looking for a gig in the bright lights of the city? Have you worked 90 hour weeks bullying staff and climbing the greasy pole of hospitality to make it to what you are now? What is that? Well, if you’re an overworked chef with a name for yourself who hires and fires staff once you’ve slept with them, lives off a diet of foie gras and party powders and has an unrivalled bad temperament – you may be who we’re looking for. Just because you didn’t get selected as a judge on Masterchef doesn’t mean we don’t want you. You know the drill – postcard with CV and experience to email@example.com along with an appointment to deliver the hard working Get Notorious team samples of your cuisine.