TAGG Magg is a column of short snippets of entertainment and social news and announcements from our various contributors and breaking news as it happens.

may – art, music, variety, crossing borders

May – Art, Music, Variety, Crossing Borders

May! How did this happen? I have public appearances of all descriptions. You exciting & diverse beast.  Here is a list of my activities. May 8 ST   25 ESPLANADE (opp Luna Park)  1 - 1.30pm This Saturday I'm bringing...
paul alexander [the man in the iron lung]

PAUL ALEXANDER [The Man in the Iron Lung]

During one of the worst polio outbreaks in history, in a time that feels all to familiar to todays Corona-19 pandemic, the last known Iron Lung casualty of the Polio pandemic Paul Alexander, now...
when kettles were made of gold – part two 

When Kettles Were Made of Gold – Part Two 

    In part two of my tribute to the legendary Singing Kettles, we continue with Bill and Kathy as they reminisce about a wonderful show business legacy ... Jim: So Bill, with Kath, you became a...
when kettles were made of gold – part one 

When Kettles Were Made of Gold – Part One 

The Singing Kettles were undeniably pioneering legends of Australian country music, and a major reason the music genre would go on to become as strong, and as relevant as it is today. In part...
the cuckoo restaurant closes its doors for good

THE CUCKOO RESTAURANT [Closes its doors for Good]

This Victorian iconic restaurant which has survived more than 60 years in business, has fallen victim to the COVID pandemic. For this Cuckoo, time has stood still and the doors have closed for good. The...
puffing billy (all aboard)

PUFFING BILLY (all aboard)

Puffing billy Is an Australian Century old Steam Train ride through the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges EXPLORE REGIONAL VICTORIA “All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway”. Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite century-old steam train,...
city sessions are coming to live at the bowl

City Sessions are coming to Live at the Bowl

City Sessions is coming in hot as part of the Live at the Bowl program after celebrating street dance in Melbourne's public spaces for over nine years. On Saturday 17 April, this iconic freestyle dance battle event will be...
fuse festival – paradise lots performance in rooftop carpark

FUSE festival – Paradise Lots performance in rooftop carpark

Paradise Lots is a community-led, experimental performance work. Set on the rooftop of an iconic urban carpark, Paradise Lots immerses audiences into a new world order. Upon booking tickets, audiences are texted a location to meet. From there, they...
new additions to 2021 meadow lineup: private function, prequel, king stingray, mindy meng wang 王萌 x tim shiel

New additions to 2021 Meadow lineup: Private Function, Prequel, King Stingray, Mindy Meng Wang...

Announcing new additions to the 2021 Meadow lineup including Private Function, Prequel, King Stingray, Mindy Meng Wang 王萌 x Tim Shiel, The Seven Ups, and more + final ticket release + local food and...


https://youtu.be/w7278_fcLoI Friends of popular music! The wait is over. After the great comeback success of their 2018 album Psychedelic Country Soul and subsequent lengthy tours there is finally, as promised, the NEW Long Ryders single.   "Down To The Well"...