A tour of rock for first-time visitors to Melbourne looking for local live music.
Who better than a local musician, radio presenter, podcaster and music aficionado to do a tour of Melbourne music venues?
That fact that Nicole Hurtubise is a local who originally hales from Canada makes this tour all the more special.
Nicole takes us through seven live music venues in Fitzroy and Abbotsford to give us the lowdown on the music, the crowd, the vibe, the venue”s history and the state of the carpet.
This tour goes for 17 minutes and 40 seconds, and has seven tour stops.
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Nicole Hurtubise likes to make radio and play music. She plays keyboards and accordion in a number of bands including The Fandoras and Henry. She is also slowly chipping away at a solo recording project called hurtubise.
Nicole co-presents and produces The DIY Arts Show on community radio 3CR, a weekly radio program about independent art and culture.
Recently she produced a short podcast series about community music in Australia and Japan called the Sister Cities Podcast Series.
Music by The Sea Haggs from their album Jelly:
and by slots online Adventure on MySpace” href=”http://www.myspace.com/trixiesunderseaadventure”>Trixie”s Undersea Adventure:
- Colorado (live)
and by Warren Ellis from 3 Pieces for Violin:
- Track 2.
Music is used under Australian Fair Use law and/or with permission of the copyright owners.
The Empress Hotel
Mainly acoustic music venue on Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy.
Free entry for quality local bands at Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
The Evelyn Hotel
The largest music venue on the block. Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
Relive old memories or imagine the better times of this former legendary venue turned pizza restaurant.
Music on a porch sounds so much better with a PA. Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
The Old Bar
“Keeping the filth in Fitzroy”.
Drop in to this venue on Johnston Street Abbotsford just to see the carpet, but don”t forget the toilets either – no venue is more “rock”. Unofficially keeping the filth in Abbotsford.