Video Watch - 20 November 2008

Kid Rock – All Summer Long

If you find yourself in stitches as you watch the current crop of Jim Beam, ‘The Bourbon’, ads on telly and know who the Crusty Demons are, then read on… cos do I have a music video for you. So drag yourself away from your 351 pickup, trim your mullet, polish your moccies, and come

Local - 15 November 2008

Riverland Bar

Riverland Bar: Vaults 1 – 9, Federation Wharf, Melbourne (03) 9662 1771 or The Riverland Bar’s progress has been anything but meteoric. Life began out as a single coffee bar with a handful of staff to coincide with the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in 2006. Now? The venue stretches almost 100 metres along the

Restaurant - 15 November 2008

Portello Rosso

Portello Rosso: 15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, VIC (03) 9602 2273 or Photo: Corey Sleap Nestled in a laneway in the old merchant district of Melbourne’s CBD, Murmur has been quietly bubbling away for four years with positive word-of-mouth recommendations ensuring the first-floor Cuba-inspired cocktail bar happily ticks over. While Murmur built up a following,

Restaurant - 15 November 2008


Italian Village: 7 Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney NSW (02) 9247 6111 or Located on the sandstone shores of the Rocks is the Italian Village, a three-level, three-room restaurant and function centre catering to up to 100 seated and 250 cocktail. The position affords 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and

Nightclub - 15 November 2008

Hell On Earth

Devilles Pad: 3 Aberdeen St, Perth WA (08) 9225 6669 or Photo: Johnny Trask Devilles Pad was originally conceived for The Parmelia Hilton in Perth. But when that project got shelved, Josh Collins and his team decided to press on alone. It took them eight months to convert a rundown shell into a bizarre

Backchat - 5 November 2008

Send in the Tanks (& Other Madness)

Like everyone else, I was sickened to hear that a young chap was kicked to within an inch of his life outside the QBH nightclub in Melbourne’s Southbank district back in early September. The poor bloke later died in hospital and the thugs responsible were charged. My disgust turned into disbelief when I caught the