JetLag RocknRoll: Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne musicians Kim Salmon, Rich and Jake of Aarght Records, Parsnip, and the Shifters share the best places to go in the live music capital of the world, including record shops, bars, restaurants, clubs, and more. Map should appear at the end of the page but can also be accessed here.

DO

  • Step back in time at the Old Melbourne Gaol (pronounced “jail”), built in the mid-1800s to hold and execute dangerous criminals.
  • Delve into stacks of books, intriguing exhibitions, and impressive architecture at the State Library of Victoria, the oldest library in Australia and one of the world’s first free libraries.
  • Explore the art-filled alleys along Flinders Lane, including Hosier Lane and AC/DC Lane.
  • Hang out with kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and other antipodean animals at Healesville Sanctuary.
  • Unwind with tea, scones, and a boat ride at Fairfield Park Boathouse & Tea Gardens.
  • Escape the din of the city at CERES Community Environment Park, where bike paths, friendly chickens, and organic produce await.

EAT

SHOP

ROCK

DRINK

FEATURED BAND PERFORMANCES (in order of appearance)

Parsnip at The Tote
Kim Salmon Power Pop Trio at Swampland
Parsnip at Northcote Social Club
The Shifters at The Tote
Together Pangea at Northcote Social Club
School Damage at Post Office
Eat-Man at Northcote Social Club
Eyesores at The Old Bar
Delicados at Swampland
Pappy at Northcote Social Club
Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird at Polyester Records
Voiid at Northcote Social Club
Bleeding Knees Club at Northcote Social Club

AT THE TOTE

Marty Frawley
Sons of Rico

AT LABOUR IN VAIN

Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders
Matty Whittle & Melwayholics Anonymous
Kim Salmon Power Pop Trio (courtesy of Barry C. Douglas)
The Devours

AT THE OLD BAR

Fleshed Out
Club Med
Kim Salmon (courtesy of Barry C. Douglas)

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