Some Hot Tips For A 10/10 Melbourne Music Week
It all kicks off next Friday 17 November until November 25.
Next Friday 17 November will see the commencement of Melbourne Music Week (MMW) 2017, transforming ye olde Melbourne town into a menagerie of sights, sounds and sensory overloads until November 25. St Paul's Cathedral will act the hub, where it will then spill out over two levels of Melbourne Town Hall, the steps of Parliament House, the Domed Reading Room at the State Library Victoria, in Federation Square, at MPavilion and on Melbourne’s trams.
The lineup is incredibly diverse, with literally something for everyone, and while you can have a proper perusal at the MMW WEBSITE, we've plucked out a few things that might tickle your fancy:
Miscellanea @ Town Hall
In collaboration with Milk! Records, Wondercore Island, Aarght Records, Heavy Machinery Records and Chapter Music, Melbourne Town Hall will play host to some of the city’s most exciting labels, promoters and musicians on Sunday 19 November for Miscellanea. It'll be headlined by experimental duo of HTRK, along with Underground Lovers, Tyrannamen, Loose Tooth, Taipan Tiger Girls, friendships and CORIN. Something for the discerning listener, you can check out more info HERE.
Julianna Barwick @ The Cathedral
Opening night of MMW (Friday 17 November) will see Smooch Records co-present The Cathedral, headlined by experimental American musician Juliana Barwick, joined by American singer/songwriter Kath Bloom and rising Australian acts Divide and Dissolve, Wilson Tanner, Kirkis, James Tom & Jack Doepel (Krakatau), and Two Steps On The Water. More info HERE.
Jack River, I Know Leopard, Eilish Gilligan @ Hub Carpark
MMW will see the neo-gothic cathedral’s adjoining car park transformed into an outdoor live music venue, with Saturday 18 November playing host to Jack River, Eilish Gilligan and I Know Leopard. And with I OH YOU in charge, you know it's gonna be a cracker - more info HERE.
Disruptive Critters and CITY-TOPIA @ Meat Market
Presented by JOLT Arts, Disruptive Critters explores technology and music via a massive projection and a multi-touch table-top console by The Duckworth Hullick Duo, with real-time computer generated virtual avatars (critters) roaming the virtual performance space, responding to sound and movement. The critters become autonomous co-performers in the work, interacting with performers and each other. Created by James Hullick and The BOLT Ensemble, exhibition CITY-TOPIAS is a collection of surround-sound chamber orchestra works that include incursions from kinetic sound machines and video art so as to explore the notion of the -topia affix. It sounds insane, and you can get more info HERE.
Live Music Safari @ All over the shop
The MMW staple Live Music Safari celebrates 40 years of punk, and Thursday 23 November, 10 of the city’s iconic live music venues will ditch the cover charge for a huge night of live music that nods to the rebellious, frank and fearless spirit of punk, with more than 50 artists performing across multiple genres for free, you better squiz what's going on HERE.
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