Joel Duggan
JoelDuggan
Joel is a writer currently completing his Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. His writing interests lie in politics, literature, online culture, alternative music and indie games.
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bbno$ brings the vibes to Melbourne's Prince Bandroom

Music, Published September 24, 2022
Canadian rapper bbno$ absolutely rocked St Kilda's Prince Bandroom at his Melbourne show on Thursday 22 September.
The boys of Sydney heavy metal band Battlesnake gather in a forest at night wearing only their trademark budgie smugglers and medieval armour, wielding swords and their various instruments.

Metalheads Battlesnake release track 'I Am the Vomit'

Music, Published August 26, 2022
Aussie heavy metal lads Battlesnake have today unleashed a scorching new single to coincide with their arena show opening for rock legends KISS and a subsequent regional tour along the East Coast.

House of the Dragon: haunted by failings of Game of Thrones?

TV, Published August 22, 2022
The first episode of House of the Dragon has audiences impressed, but there's one scene where the mistakes of its predecessor are still keenly felt.

Field Recordings II: a completely new auditory experience

Music, Published August 18, 2022
Six artists from across Australia and New Zealand have come together to create a completely new and unique experience with connections to the Aussie bush.
'Hades' protagonist Zagreus stands centred, a sword across his shoulder as the three-headed dog Cerberus and his father Hades stand to either side of him.

Roguelikes: are they making video-game death more fun?

Gaming, Published July 5, 2022
Dying in a video game has historically meant inconvenience, but the rise of the roguelike has transformed it into something more.
Alfie Templeman at Howler Melbourne. Photo: Taylor Dylko.

REVIEW: Alfie Templeman rocks first Melbourne headliner at Howler

Music, Published June 27, 2022
A rising star of the disco-pop revival, England’s Alfie Templeman performed his first Melbourne headline show at local Brunswick venue, The Howler, on Thursday, June 16.
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Labor launch their arts policy five days before the election

Politics, Published May 18, 2022
is Monday saw Labor Shadow Minister for the Arts Tony Burke announcing Labor’s plans for Australian arts and culture at the Gershwin Room in St Kilda’s iconic Esplanade Hotel.
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The Meme Hell of r/Place 2022

Art, Published April 13, 2022
The internet has once again witnessed the chaos of Reddit's r/Place April Fool's experiment, this time lasting four days from April 1 to April 4.
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"Building Back Better?" The Budget at a glance

Politics, Published March 30, 2022
This year's budget has seen the Morrison government prioritise unemployment and the cost of living right before the election period.
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'Dune': How will it do at the Oscars?

Film, Published March 27, 2022
Sci-fi movies have historically been most successful in the technical categories, but Dune appears to have the potential to go even further.
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Alternative Albums from February to Check Out

Music, Published March 12, 2022
Four albums of high-quality alternative music from the month of February for you to check out and no doubt enjoy!
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Spotify boycott by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and others over COVID misinformation

Music, Published February 3, 2022
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Neil Young & Joni Mitchell (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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