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The Weekender April 18 – 20

Daniel Driscoll

Thu Apr 17 2014

Melbourne Central

GRAB a feed at Melbourne Central, listen to something different at Fed Square and get some new music on Record Store Day. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

Good Friday at the Lion Hotel
Friday April 18 (11 am till late) Lion Hotel Level 3, Melbourne Central (211 La Trobe Street, Melbourne)

Head over to the Lion Hotel this Good Friday for a tasty lunch special or some night time entertainment. Situated on the third level of Melbourne Central, the Lion pumps out the beats almost every night and this holy day is no exception. They’ll be catering to religious and non-religious alike with their $15 Fish ‘n’ Chips special until 3pm. Happy hour runs from 4pm-7pm and entertainment starts at 9pm with Louie and the Party Boyz in the main room. Jac’s Lounge will be playing smooth RnB from 10pm.

Bring your friends and enjoy an alternative to the usual Easter festivities!

For more info head to their website.

Bangladeshi Musical Evening
Saturday 19 April (6 pm), Deakin Edge, Federation Square (Corner Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne)

Melbourne has something different on offer this weekend with some Bangladeshi music at Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Enjoy modern beats straight from Bangladesh at this live music concert with performances by Boishakhe Beats, a Bengali New Year celebration concert featuring singer Shafin Ahmed from legendary Bangla rock band Miles.Included in the line up is Suman and Rafa from the band AurthohinIfti from IFTI’s Anthemand Melbourne based Bangladeshi musicians Mala, Simin and Poonam.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of Bangladesh’s best musical talent perform live in Melbourne!

For more info or to purchase tickets head to the Fed Square website.

Record Store Day 2014
Saturday April 19 (times vary), Participating record stores, Melbourne wide

Celebrating the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores around the world, Record Store Day is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together, mingle and celebrate this unique culture and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Participating shops have deals, specials and vinyl and CD releases on the day that are only available at these record stores, along with various promotional products made exclusively for the day. Some shops will also be hosting live performances for customers and staff alike.

With so many stores participating in Melbourne, there’s bound to be one near you, so find out where your local record store is and head in to have a chat and maybe pick up some physical product to support the independents!

For more info and to find participating stores check out the Record Store Day website.