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- Chevy no more! Ben, October 25th, 2001
- Z.O.S. opens in style Ben, September 30th, 2001
- G-spot turns 10 Ben, September 25th, 2001
- Z.O.S. lands soon Ben, September 20th, 2001
- East 93 starts with a bang Ben, September 18th, 2001
- East 93 opens soon Ben, September 8th, 2001
- Bobby McGee's online Ben, July 20th, 2001
- Bourbon Street opening huge Ben, June 8th, 2001
- Bourbon Street opens Thursday June 7 Ben, June 1st, 2001
- MAX MOOSE Awards Nominations Open Ben, May 29th, 2001
- MAX launches guide to Canberra Ben, May 20th, 2001
- 21C renovations open April 28 Ben, April 16th, 2001
- Blimp 69 & Supernova to merge Ben, April 5th, 2001
- Bobby's big Easter Tarn, March 26th, 2001
- Chasers closing down Ben, March 20th, 2001
- Arizona comes to Narre Ben, March 7th, 2001
- Bobby's Monday coming to a Saturday near you Ben, January 23rd, 2001
- Rosies / Fenix closes forever Ben, January 21st, 2001
- Jooce closed for repairs Ben, January 20th, 2001
- Red Ant and the Imperial on Chapel open for business Ben, January 12th, 2001
- Casey's Classy new Saturday Ben, January 5th, 2001
- Voodoos returning soon Ben, November 10th, 2000
- Blimp 69 goes SMS Simon Mills, September 3rd, 2000
- Blimp 69 begin takeover Ben, July 20th, 2000
- Bubble Lou Pasmo, July 19th, 2000
- Sundays burn at Market Market, July 18th, 2000
- Viper Room gets Simple Jemma, July 17th, 2000
- Crockford/Hurdle wound down 80s Enuff, July 14th, 2000
- Marquee update Marquee Club, July 6th, 2000
- Viper Room discount for readers Jemma, June 30th, 2000
- Surf Gods to take extended break Ben, June 28th, 2000
- Bullwinkles makes way for Shed 7 Ben, June 26th, 2000
- MAX launches the ultimate E-Group Ben, June 19th, 2000
- MAX hacked by lefty scum Ben, June 13th, 2000
- Live @ QBH, Thursdays Ben, June 12th, 2000
- Spy Lounge, Classy Saturdays? Ben, June 11th, 2000
- Hallam sells for a record $19m Ben, June 8th, 2000
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Chevy no more!
I've been terribly forgetful about this one. Chevron celebrates its last ever weekend this weekend. It is to be redeveloped as housing apartments.
The poster ads are up everywhere for the final bash this Saturday evening. So many memories, especially of the $1 drinks on Thursdays. We has some great times there. Thanks Chevy! - Ben, October 25th, 2001
Z.O.S. opens in style
The Z.O.S. opening was very cool, and simply massive. The venue looks great, and the true Chapel St set loved it.
Whilst the layout is the same as the old Chasers, the whole place has been enhanced, and feels fantastic, and a little it mysterious. Great urban beats, in an environment that feels jungle-like and spiritual. It all works.
The crowd was serious club people. A few freaks and so on, but plenty of style and sophistication as well. Not your 18-21 crowd, but more of a place for people a few years out of school. Also a step away from the average Chasers crowd. Max Moose was there for the Saturday, so please take a look at the pics. - Ben, September 30th, 2001
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G-spot turns 10
This Friday marks the tenth birthday of legendary Uni night, G-Spot. To celebrate, they are having two for one drinks before midnight, and a two free drinks for Max Moose subscribers who arrive before midnight, using the password "G-spot".
With drinks specials and DJs Pierro and Tim G at the decks, it has to be a great night. Max Moose will be at the Party, so please take a look at the pics. - Ben, September 25th, 2001
Z.O.S. lands soon
A very impressive invitation arrived today for the opening of Z.O.S. (Zone of Separation) on September 29th. It is to be located where Chasers used to be (Chasers closes story). Its tagline says "Technology, Culture, Emotion", and the venue is clearly going to be about dancing. Stay tuned for more details. - Ben, September 20th, 2001
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East 93 starts with a bang
East 93 (ex-Jooce) opened their doors with a huge weekend, starting last Thursday. Thousands appeared on the first weekend for a look, including 3,000 on the Saturday night. They were fairly happy with the response. Max Moose was there for the Thursday, so please take a look at the pics. - Ben, September 18th, 2001
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East 93 opens soon
It has been a while since asbestos forced the legendary Jooce to close its doors, but at long last, it springs back to life this Thursday (13/9) as East 93. Details are a little sketchy right now, but we can't wait to see what the new place is like. - Ben, September 8th, 2001
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Bobby McGee's online
MAX MOOSE is proud to announce the launch of our latest and greatest club website, Bobby McGees. Take a look today at www.bobby-mcgees.com.au. - Ben, July 20th, 2001
Bourbon Street opening huge
Bourbon Street's opening was enormous. The club really impressed, with a friend of mine describing it as the best looking club he had ever seen. It is a real street carnival atmosphere. You walk into the club, onto a cobblestone road. To the immediate right are some stairs up, and a sensational bar. At the far end, is a stage, where Voodoo Surf Gods were at their best. To the left are some steps up, and a restaurant area. People dance everywhere on the ground level.
Upstairs is the balcony, just like Boubon St, New Orleans. It goes around the whole club. From the entry end, you have a pool table and video games to the immediate right, a funky, almost African styled bar on the right, similar to the Jaffa Bar in Caseys/Cheers. On the left side is a very cool red bar, complete with a cozy make-out room.
Throughout the club, you hear the music from the street area, which is very current top 40, commercial dance, R&B, light house, and the odd classic. It is a great mix and the sound system is fantastic, not too loud. It is also one of the brighter clubs in Melbourne, which is a very, very good thing.
Definitely one to go and take a look at. I can't wait for the Fountain Gate one to open later in the year. - Ben, June 8th, 2001
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Bourbon Street opens Thursday June 7
Bourbon Street on L1, Highpoint opens Thursday June 7th. I actually dropped by late last week for a look. It is very different to anything in Melbourne right now. They are recreating the legendary Bourbon St New Orleans, indoors. It looks pretty authentic actually, but nothing like any other club in Melbourne. They reckon it holds 1,500, and it has four or five rooms. Some of the bars will look spectacular by night.
If you are interested in attending the opening, a free pass is available. - Ben, June 1st, 2001
MAX MOOSE Awards Nominations Open
MAX MOOSE has decided it is time to figure out what is the best in Melbourne's Nightlife. We are asking readers to nominate their favourite clubs for the inaugural MAX MOOSE AWARDS. Please support your favourite venues, bands, DJs and nights. Nominate here. - Ben, May 29th, 2001
MAX launches guide to Canberra
MAX MOOSE proudly announces the launch of our new feature, our guide to Canberra. Take a look. - Ben, May 20th, 2001
21C renovations open April 28
After 16 years, nightclub icon 21C, the club with the revolving dancefloor, has been renovated. The upgrade will be on show for all Saturday April 28th. The revolving danceflor remains, but the surrounds have been fully revamped, with major changes to the Sub Club, and the Vodka Lounge, which will become the Voyeur Room. Head to Frankston for a look. - Ben, April 16th, 2001
The renovations are absolutely awesome. It is a new club. Check our review for the lowdown.
Blimp 69 & Supernova to merge
I've known about this one for a little while, but I forgot to tell everyone. Half of Blimp 69 and half of Supernova are going to break away, join together and form a new band, with a bit more focus on originals, but still some covers. Sad news, given that Blimp and Nova are two of Melbourne's best coverbands. Blimp 69's final gig will be Easter Sunday @ Wild Bills, not sure about Supernova, but they will be at Metro on Saturday making an official announcement. - Ben, April 5th, 2001
Blimp 69 are still in the 21st on a friday for the next couple of weeks and LOAD the Blimp/Supernova hybrid start tonight at the metro. Worth checking out. - Dan (28/4/01)
Bobby's big Easter
Due to the success of Boardshorts and Bikinis at Bobby McGee's, we're going to do it all over again during Easter and this is what we have planned:
Saturday, April 14 - "PARTY"
Sunday, April 15 - Sunday Bunny Sunday - Boardshorts and Bikini 3 Dance Party
Monday, April 16 - HIP NIGHT Pyjama Party (This is probably the biggest Monday of the year)
This will be one of the best weekends to remember. So get into your boardies and your bikinis and bring along your PJs too because we have a big "PARTY" planned. - Tarn, March 26th, 2001
Chasers closing down
I received a phone call from Chasers, just letting me know that the venue had been sold (to an anonymous person who is into IT). They are having a party to end all parties (primarily for former staff) called "Last Dance" on Saturday 28 April 2001 to celebrate Chasers 16 years of glory. Anybody with a Chasers story to tell, please drop a line to David Stretch or Peter Raff. - Ben, March 20th, 2001
Arizona comes to Narre
Rosie's/Fenix has been taken over by Arizona. New owners have come in and renovated the place for a March 23 launch. The Narre Warren location will be in a Western theme. They will be trying to recapture the halcyon days when Rosie's was the most profitable venue in Melbourne per square metre. However, it will be an up-hill battle, with two new clubs opening in the area soon. The worst kept secret in town is that Wild Bills will be opening a massive new venue at Fountain Gate, and there is a whisper that the works on the Settlement at Cranbourne are almost complete. - Ben, March 7th, 2001
Bobby's Monday coming to a Saturday near you
If you love Bobby McGee's Monday (my favourite night), I have some great news for you. It is coming to Saturday! Feb 3 sees the launch of "PARTY", Bobby's new Saturday night. It is based along the lines of their Monday with $3 entry, $3 basic spirits, and $3 house beers. They are targeting the 18-26 year age group. Get behind it, we need a great Saturday night. - Ben, January 23rd, 2001
Rosies / Fenix closes forever
This was a sad event for me, as one of the crew who actually made a nightclub in Narre Warren rock. Last night was the last ever night of Rosie's / Fenix, and was appropriately deemed the "End of Rosie's Party". Fenix was an attempt to recapture the spirit of Rosie's but it never worked. At one stage, when I was heading the promotions team, Rosie's was the most profitable nightclub in Melbourne per square metre. Sadly the club lost direction, about the time I left, and it never recovered. However, life goes on, and rumour has it that Narre Warren is about to see a massive new club (different location). Stay tuned. - Ben, January 21st, 2001
Jooce closed for repairs
Okay, so we were a lot too slow on this one. Jooce in Ringwood has apparently been closed for the past two months for some major repairs. Rumour has it that asbestos was found and had to be removed. Not sure about that, but we will try to keep you posted. - Ben, January 20th, 2001
Update: Jooce is to reopen as East 93 soon
Red Ant and the Imperial on Chapel open for business
The Tooheys takeover is starting to have an impact. A few clubs renovations are now complete, and they are open for business. Red Ant on Russell St Melbourne, and the Imperial on Chapel St are part of that. They are both open fronted, cafe style from the street, with dancefloors out back. They are both in the style of the Station Hotel in Prahran, and they look and feel awesome. Very relaxed and cruisy - a little more mature and stylish. I think they will do well. - Ben, January 12th, 2001
Casey's Classy new Saturday
The club that brought you G-spot is out to fill a hole in Melbourne clubbing. They are attempting to create a night for the Bobby McGee's Monday night crowd. Something dressy and classy. Their new Saturday Aims to please. Check the review for details. - Ben, January 5th, 2001
Voodoos returning soon
After a short lay-off, the Voodoo Surf Gods are set to return around the weekend of the 24th of November. They will be headlining Wild Bills Saturday, Essendon Grand Thursday, and Frostbites Sunday. More details soon. - Ben, November 10th, 2000
Blimp 69 goes SMS
Interested in joining Blimp 69's SMS Text Message Club. Receive discount passwords regularly for Blimp Venues, Gig Info and more!! Email Name, Town and Mobile Number to email@example.com
Keep your eyes peeled for new band "GO", from the same camp as Blimp 69, Spin, Rob & Tarquin (new Hallam duo Wed). - Simon Mills, September 3rd, 2000
Blimp 69 begin takeover
New Berwick coverband, Blimp 69 have burst onto the scene, replacing the Voodoo Surf Gods at the Hallam on Thursdays, and Supernova at 21C on Fridays. They are a great young band, that have heaps of potential, in a market reeling from the short-term losses of both Pean and the Surf Gods. Check out their review for more details. - Ben, July 20th, 2000
Bubble @ Level 3/28 Francis St. Melbourne
Bubble is set over two rooms with DJ's Damon Boyd, Kat, Tom Campbell, Shaun Reid, He$$ and Dean D pumping out the latest in uplifting progressive house. Bubble promises a rush of a lifetime every Saturday from July 1st 2000.
Guestlists and/or passes please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org along with a name and contact number. - Lou Pasmo, July 19th, 2000
Sundays burn at Market
From July 29, every Sunday at Market will be Burning. A new night featuring burning house, disco, and soul from DJs of the ilk of Carmine, Mark John, Arlen and Anthony Larr. - Market, July 18th, 2000
Viper Room gets Simple
NOTE: This night has since been replaced by Ignite
The crew at SIMPLICITY SUNDAYS have prescribed another dose of clubbing medicine to keep you fit and healthy throughout winter. As of Saturday the 29th of July a new night will be added to your week-end agenda, SIMPLE @ VIPER ROOM.
Our regular resident line-up will be Jason DíCosta, Robbie D, Tristan Mason (TJM), and Leroy Styles (Leroy).
Our rotation list will also showcase the best in local and overseas talent with such names as Charlie Z, Jason Prior, Gus, Pablo and many others. Keep an eye out for some big internationals and live on-air crosses in the coming months plus monthly theme nights.
For invitations or be part of the guest list for this gala opening either contact Jemma on 9827 1171 or email names at: email@example.com. - Jemma, July 17th, 2000
Crockford/Hurdle wound down
That's right, the Crockford Bay Hotel (Hurdle Bar, CROCK...whatever you want to call it!) has stopped having bands due to sound restrictions. - 80s Enuff, July 14th, 2000
Click here for a word file with some upcoming Marquee events... - Marquee Club, July 6th, 2000
Viper Room discount for readers
An exclusive for MAX MOOSE readers. For 1/2 price entry to The Viper Room contact Jemma Hewstone on 9827 1771 or firstname.lastname@example.org. - Jemma, June 30th, 2000 More on Viper Room
Surf Gods to take extended break
Confirmation today that the Voodoo Surf Gods are to take an 'extended break' According to the following Email from lead singer Kendall, July 9th at the South Yarra Saloon will be the fairwell. As one of Melbourne's most popular bands, this will represent the end of an era, and they will be missed. - Ben, June 28th, 2000
VOODOO SURFGOD'S LAST GIG
SUNDAY JULY 9TH 2000
SALOON BAR, STH. YARRA, 3PM ONWARDS.
Yes folks, that's it for awhile. Make sure you don't miss the Voodoo Surfgods in this special farewell performance, as the band take an extended break from their busy routine. This day will be huge, with special guests joining the band onstage, Les Toth blasting out of the D.J booth and special giveaways throughout the afternoon/evening. Get down to the Saloon Bar for what will be a day to remember...
Bullwinkles makes way for Shed 7
After a minor dispute with Warner Bros, the Hallam Hotel has finally renamed Bullwinkles, SHED 7. The name was chosen because of the link to Jack Daniels (original brewing shed), and because the name sounds kind of like a rave shed at the docks. It opens this weekend. - Ben, June 26th, 2000
MAX launches the ultimate E-Group
In an effort to even further enhance the gossip lines of Melbourne's clubbing community, MAX is proud to announce the launch of the melb-nightclubs E-Group. This allows E-group subscribers to send Email to a central address, that will be received by all other subscribers. This will be a fantastic new service for you club-heads. Subscribe now. - Ben, June 19th, 2000
MAX hacked by lefty scum
MAX has been hacked many times in the past week, forcing the site off-line for several days while the ISP does something about its security. Sorry to keep you waiting. The attack was made by some communist Steve Bracks supporter (another low-life piece of lefty scum). - Ben, June 13th, 2000
Live @ QBH, Thursdays
QBH have decided the time has come to launch a Thursday night. It is called live, and features, wait for it, live bands. Top line coverband Supernova head the bill, with other various live acts to follow. - Ben, June 12th, 2000
Spy Lounge, Classy Saturdays?
Melbourne Spy Lounge is having some sort of launch this Saturday evening. Though the venue has been around for a month or two, they are spending some bucks to promote a new Saturday night, with an exclusive image. It comes from the creators of Tatou. They went overseas to check out the scene to see what works elsewhere. They rightly concluded that Melbourne needs a sophisticated club. Unfortunately, they purchased 22 King St. However, the venue has the right ideas. It used to be the Underground Club. It has been revived, with some classy features, such as a "Supper Club" type level, where you can kick back in a classy bar environment, without the thumping bass. Rumour has it that it is a no-denim venue, where you must dress to impress. It officially opens this Saturday, June 17th. - Ben, June 11th, 2000
Hallam sells for a record $19m
The Hallam Hotel, fresh from rightfully winning Fox FMs best pub in Melbourne competition, has now set another record. It has been sold to the Tavener Group (not Tooheys), for a Melbourne pub record of $19m. Patrons will be glad to know that nothing is likely to change under the new owners, with the successful management team staying in tact. - Ben, June 8th, 2000
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