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Fancy Hanks Centre Stage

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5 Things to Do on a Daylesford Road Trip

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  • Lulu Cafe and Gallery

    LULU Cafe and Gallery is a shining European style haven in North Melbourne for foodies and art lovers alike. This is surely one of the hidden gems of Melbourne. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to LULU Cafe and Gallery to sample the menu (including breakfast/lunch all day menu as well as the dinner menu) and was highly impressed.

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  • Australian Pork - Paddock to Plate Farm Visit

    The World Loves Melbourne's has always had a love affair with Australian Pork and we were privileged to visit Western Plains Pork farm in Mt Mercer, Western Victoria (150km from Melbourne) to see first hand the farm practices and conditions that lead to quality pork. Like many foodies, we are always on the search for the best produce.

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  • Chadstone Unveils Massive Expansion

    More than 60 new retail stores, two new dining precincts and a new state-of-the-art HOYTS cinema complex have opened this week, when the first and most significant phase of Chadstone’s $660 million development was officially unveiled to excited shoppers under its iconic Australian-first glass gridshell roof. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to the VIP launch.

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  • Best Craft Beer Places in Melbourne

    The World Loves Melbourne has some favourite craft beer bars and restaurants in Melbourne. sometimes you just need somewhere to meet with friends for a friendly "sesh" and some matching food.

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  • Best Pizza Restaurants in Melbourne

    Where is the best pizza in Melbourne? Wood fired pizzas, gourmet pizzas and Italian style are fashionable. We are evolving this article all the time but have our favourites.

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  • Best Burgers in Melbourne

    Best burgers in Melbourne, we have searched high and low for the best this city has to offer. The humble burger has risen in status to be a gourmet item of choice on menus across Melbourne. Culinary giants are making their own burger versions for customers. There seems to be a trend away from old school burgers to burgers that incorporate more gourmet and quality ingredients. The trend is away from the huge burger to something almost stylish and smaller - yet packs a punch.

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  • 20 More Top Dishes to Try in Melb

    What are the best dishes in Melbourne right now? We've been out and about sourcing the hottest and best dishes in Melbourne. Check out this list of 20 Must Try dishes in Melbourne.

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Jakubi

Jakubi, one of the freshest bands to hit the Melbourne music scene, have well and truly been punching above their weight.  This 5 piece draws their inspiration from genre’s as diverse as hip-hop, funk, pop and grunge rock. Intrigued?! So were we. Amazingly, not only did we discover that the guys do indeed merge the sub cultures but that they merge them well!!

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Audiences have been responding well too, with the boys selling hundreds of tickets to shows across Melbourne and impressing crowds at headline shows in both Sydney and Adelaide. All this, and they had never even released a song. Well, that’s now changed.  In front of a packed out crowd at Revolver the boys from Jakubi released their first track; ‘Cant Afford it All.’   Already a favourite amongst punters in their live set the song quickly amassed downloads ending up at number 10 on the unearthed Pop charts after only a couple of days.  

The song starts with some VERY catchy reggae inspired guitar, it definitely sets the tone and makes sure the listener understands exactly what's going to happen next; you're about to start dancing.  Lead vocals are the responsibility of Jerome Farah, his seamless transition between natural vocals and his use of a talk box adds a diversity to the song that only keeps you bopping along to the music.

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Honestly, I have a 30 second rule when listening to new music, if a track hasn't grabbed me in that time I usually turn it off.  By the 30 second mark of 'Cant Afford it All' I'd already sent it to at least a dozen other people to jam along to it with me. It's fun, it's catchy as all heck and perhaps most importantly it feels social - I want to be out with my friends dancing to this song all the damn time!!!

The boys are now grabbing the bull by the horns with seven big shows in five different venues across three separate states.  Not bad for a band with one song.

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Show details are below. To download a free version of the track go to http://www.triplejunearthed.com.au/jakubi. For bookings please contact their agent by emailing adriang [at] theharbouragency.com

 

June 15: Rocket Bar, Adelaide            //  July 11: Espy Basement, Melbourne

July 12: Mum @ World Bar, Sydney  //  July 13: Beresford, Upstairs

July 18: Espy Basement, Melbourne  //  July 25: Espy Basement, Melbourne

August 8: AFTR DARK @ John Curtin, Melbourne

 

@theadamkelly 

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