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Saturday 17th December - Sunday 26th March @ ACCA, Southbank

The sovereignty of First Nations peoples is embodied culturally, historically and politically, and has never been ceded. The exhibition Sovereignty focuses upon contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia, and keynote historical works, to explore culturally and linguistically diverse narratives of self-determination, identity, sovereignty and resistance.

Curated by Paola Balla (Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara) and Max Delany, Artistic Director, ACCA.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt St, Southbank

More details at accaonline.org.au/exhibition/sovereignty

*Image: Steven Rhall
he biggest Aboriginal artwork in Melbourne metro 2014-16
Courtesy the artist



Monday 2nd January - Tuesday 28th February @ University of Melbourne, Parkville

From the creators of Shadow Electric comes two months of high-quality programming throughout the daylight and night hours, featuring an outdoor cinema, outdoor music amphitheatre, multiple bars and an outdoor dining area hosting an extensive range of Melbourne’s finest restaurants.

All happening at the University of Melbourne, Parkville throughout January and February 2017.

For the full program and to purchase tickets to Shimmerlands outdoor cinema and shows, visit shimmerlands.com


Friday 10th February - Saturday 25th March @ Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Flick comes John, a mesmerising and intimate new play by Annie Baker.

Jenny and Elias, a young Brooklyn couple on the edge, arrive late one evening at a kitschy civil war-themed B&B in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dotted with knick-knacks and trinkets that have a mind of their own, they can’t help the feeling that they’re being watched. Not just by their host Mertis and her eccentric friend Genevieve, but by the countless dolls and figurines that occupy their spooky lodgings.

A ghost tale and a love story, this Australian premiere production stars stage legends Melita Jurisic (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Helen Morse (Frozen), alongside the remarkable Johnny Carr (What Rhymes with Cars and Girls) and Ursula Mills (Kryptonite).

John plays at Arts Centre Melbourne 10 February – 25 March. Book online at mtc.com.au

The Homosexuals, or Faggots

Friday 17th February - Sunday 12th March @ Malthouse Theatre, Southbank


Warren and Kim are happily married—or as happily ‘married’ as two rich, white gay men in Australia can be. Perusing a dinner menu at a pub one night, they are mortally offended by the dinner special: ‘Faggots—with mashed potato and gravy.’

Flash forward one month. The two men are preparing for a party in highly offensive costumes when they are surprised by an unexpected guest: a highly offend-able academic. To survive this night with their PC reputations intact, these homosexuals will have to negotiate a moral minefield (in heels). The result is a farce of epic proportions.

As one-half of queer theatre outlaws Sisters Grimm, playwright Declan Greene (I Am A Miracle, Calpurnia Descending) has made his name toying with the subversive. With The Homosexuals, he takes the comedy of errors and lets it swerve across the road like a drunken driver, creating a howlingly funny hour of blistering satire that deals equally vicious blows to left and right wing hypocrisy.

More info and tickets at malthousetheatre.com.au

Triple R subscriber screening - Miss Sloane

Tuesday 28th February @ Lido Cinemas Hawthorn

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in D.C.

But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

Starring Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane is a scintillating drama that explores the murky realm of modern politics.

In cinemas March 2.

*Triple R subscribers can call the station at 11am on Thursday 23 February during SmartArts for the chance to win a double pass to a special subscriber-only preview screening of Miss Sloane on Tuesday 28 February, 6:30pm at Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn.

*Triple R subscribers can also email misssloane@rrr.org.au with their full name and subscriber number in the subject line by 5pm Thursday 23 February for the chance to win a double pass to the screening on Tuesday 28 February, 6:30pm at Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn.

*Only subscribers with a paid annual subscription are eligible for giveaways. Winners of the email competition will be notified via email.

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Test Pattern Transmissions - Wednesdays in March 6.25pm

Wednesday 1st March - Wednesday 29th March @ Triple R Performance Space, Brunswick East

Test Pattern Transmissions

Test Pattern Transmissions – A celebration of local music throughout March, live from the Triple R Performance Space each Wednesday at 6.25pm!

Featuring some of your favourite Triple R presenters filling in on Test Pattern across the month and a stellar lineup of local acts including:  

wet lips   

Weds March 1: Wet Lips
Guest host: The Golden Age of Piracy's Tristen Harris
Email: wetlips@rrr.org.au

Wet Lips is the trio of lead singer and guitarist Grace Kindellan, bassist Jenny McKechnie (of Cable Ties) and newly revealed drummer Georgia Maggie (of Girl Crazy). The Melbourne garage-punk outfit are set to take over the Triple R Performance Space on Wednesday March 1st, playing tracks from their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album.

cash savage and the last drinks

Weds March 8: Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
Guest host: The Grapevine's Dylan Bird
Email: cashsavage@rrr.org.au

Ahead of their appearance at Golden Plains 2017, catch country, blues and rock six-piece Cash Savage and the Last Drinks live from the Triple R Performance Space on Wednesday March 8th. Recognised for her supreme storytelling skill, Cash’s third record One Of Us was recently awarded 3RRR Album of the Week.

julia jacklin

Weds March 15: Julia Jacklin
Guest host: New Pollution's Kate Kingsmill
Email: juliajacklin@rrr.org.au

Currently touring the world, Julia Jacklin and band have added a special Melbourne show at Triple R on Wednesday March 15th as part of our Test Pattern Transmissions series. Catch Blue Mountains born, Sydney based singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin performing tracks from her highly acclaimed debut record Don’t Let The Kids Win.

billy davis and the good lords

Weds March 22: Billy Davis & The Good Lords
Guest host: Local and/or General's Jason Moore
Email: billydavis@rrr.org.au

Billy Davis is a keyboardist and composer whose music combines the sounds of Hip Hop, RnB and Gospel in tandem with contemporary Jazz and Funk. Billy Davis also boasts collaborations with Silent Jay, Jace XL, Amin Payne and more. His band brings together some of Melbourne best musicians to perform live at Triple R on Wednesday March 22nd.


Weds March 29: NUN
Guest host: Neon Sunset's Annaliese Redlich
Email: nun@rrr.org.au

Set to bring their retrofuturistic jams to the Triple R Performance Space, local synth-punk outfit NUN round out the Test Pattern Transmissions series on Wednesday March 29th. Preview tracks their forthcoming record The Dome due for release in 2017.

All shows: Doors open 6pm. Live performances kick off at 6.25pm.

How to win tickets: Subscribers can email the address for each event above with their full name and subscriber number in the subject line for a chance to be part of the audience. Entries close 2pm the Friday prior to each event.

Please note: You must have a current annual Triple R subscription to be eligible for giveaways. Winners will be notified via email.

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Test Pattern Transmissions is brought to you by Coopers original Pale Ale, proud supporters of live local music, Australian Made Australian Owned.

Artwork by Carolyn Hawkins

Rocket Science

Rocket Science

Saturday 4th March @ Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

The return of Rocket Science marks the 13th year anniversary of the band's unlucky streak in 2004 where a coma, amnesia, and broken bones plagued the Melbourne band and resulted in a 7-year hiatus.

Since 2015 Rocket Science have re-emerged from the grave to play rare handpicked events. Rocket Science will play old and new material for their upcoming 5th (experimental) album.

Plus special guests Cable Ties

Tickets on sale now from www.dingdonglounge.com

Faith Healer

Saturday 4th March - Saturday 8th April @ Melbourne Theatre Company, Southbank Theatre

The critical triumph of Sydney’s theatre year sees The Fantastic Francis Hardy working his magic, curing the sick and giving strength to the weak. His powers are real. Or so he says, and sometimes believes. He can tell you of nights when miracles were conjured as fast as he could place his touch. But that was long ago and his powers are far less reliable these days. More of a mystery now is why his embittered wife and hapless manager still put such faith in him after all that’s happened.

With its mythic resonance and drama of Gaelic folklore, Faith Healer is considered to be Irish playwright Brian Friel’s masterpiece, where characters take turns wrestling with the past, proving that memory can be as unreliable, and as contradictory, as faith. This production, directed by Judy Davis, stars Paul Blackwell (God of Carnage) as the crass showman-cum-manager Teddy, Alison Whyte (Summer of the Seventeenth Doll) as the faithful yet disillusioned wife Grace, and Colin Friels (Skylight) as the melancholic, charismatic Francis Hardy.

Playing at MTC's Southbank Theatre
March 4-April 8, 2017

Tickets and information at mtc.com.au/plays-and-tickets/season-2017/faith-healer/

Kurt Vile

Saturday 4th March @ Melbourne Zoo

Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile is making his return to Australia, performing songs from his six-album songbook solo under the stars, supported by Mick Turner at Melbourne Zoo Twilights.

Stemming from a childhood spent with a banjo in hand, Kurt Vile’s unique brand of hazy indie-rock has seen an upward trajectory from his debut solo album Constant Hitmaker (2008) to his latest b’lieve i’m goin down… (2015) as well as two albums as founding member of The War On Drugs.

Mick Turner has had a dynamic and celebrated career as founding member of Dirty Three and will be performing his highly acclaimed solo work at Melbourne Zoo Twilights.

Information at zootwilights.org.au

Brunswick Music Festival 2017

Brunswick Music Festival 2017

Sunday 5th March - Sunday 19th March @ Various Venues

Brunswick Music Festival is Australia’s longest running inner-city music festival, an institution much loved by Melbourne and proudly presented by Moreland City Council.

For two weeks in March, acts and attendees occupy all the familiar places, unforeseen spaces, streets and pavements of Brunswick. A free and ticketed program of genre-straddling performances and experiences comes courtesy of both top-shelf artists from all around the world and our own extraordinary known-and-loved local artists and record labels.

The program includes premiere venue and outdoor concerts, street parties, club shows, showcases, special commissions, launches and intimate late-night programming.

To kick off the Festival on Sunday 5 March, Sydney Road Street Party takes over Sydney Road from Union to Victoria Streets, for a day of music, performances, food and culture. To close, Music For The People, a free family concert, continues the celebration of Moreland’s cultural riches with an evening of music, food, activities and more.

First line-up announcement includes: The Hot 8 Brass Band (with Bullhorn) and Aziza Brahim.

Just announced:

Unity: International Women’s Day Concert
Oki Ainu Dub Band (Japan) with Systa BB
Dereb The Ambassador (Ethiopia/Australia) with The Black Jesus Experience
Wantok Live at The Wick
Warsaw Village Band
Jeff Lang – Alone In Bad Company
Mission Songs Project
Les Poules à Colin
Debapriya & Samanwaya (India) with Bobby Singh
Flamenquando featuring Naike Ponce (Spain)
The Residents: Local Global Music Project
Women of Soul
Brunswick Songwriter’s Club
The Supper Club: Fem Belling / Hue Blanes / Adam Rudegeair / Stella Angelico / Ruth Rogers-Wright / Simon Burke
Ben Salter & Band
The Retreat Sessions
The Michelle Nicolle Trio
with special guests
Madeline Leman & the Desert Swells and Leah Senior with Tom Dockray

Brunswick Music Festival
5-19 March 2017
For more information, visit www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au

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Radio Marinara Live Broadcast

Sunday 5th March @ Baha, Rye

To celebrate 20 years of Radio Marinara, Triple R heads to the Mornington Peninsula for a special two hour extended live broadcast from Baha in Rye on Sunday March 5 from 9am-11am.

Dive deep into the wonders of the briny blue with Bron, Dr Beach, Angeline, John, Anthony, Rex and Jeff plus a stack of guests and live music from Henry Wagons!

Breakfast burritos and coffee available.

Baha Taco Joint and Music Bar
2203-2209 Point Nepean Rd, Rye on the Mornington Peninsula.
The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

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Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats & C.W. Stoneking

Thursday 9th March @ Seaworks, Nelson Place, Williamstown

American soul and R&B sensation Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and our own king of arcane rhythm & blues C.W. Stoneking will come together for a Shindig By The Sea with support from Fraser A. Gorman, Sugar Fed Leopards and Cadillac Drifters.

Tickets on sale NOW from www.lovepolice.com.au

Martha Wainwright with Margaret Glaspy

Friday 10th March @ Melbourne Zoo

Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright is making her Melbourne Zoo Twilights debut with support from New York’s Margaret Glaspy.

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. Throughout her career spanning two decades, she has shown great musical maturity and talent as a songwriter, stunning audiences with her incredible range and ability.

Singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy blends thoughtful song writing with simple melodies and a grungy rock edge, enamouring listeners with her intimate yet commanding sound. On her debut album Emotions and Math (2016) Pitchfork notes she has “the self-scrutinizing intimacy of Elliott Smith and the imaginative melodic intonations of Joni Mitchell.”

More information and tickets at zootwilights.org.au

Golden Plains 2017

Golden Plains XI

Saturday 11th March - Monday 13th March @ Meredith Amphitheatre

Aunty Meredith welcomes you to her home The Supernatural Amphitheatre for a three-day, two night Full Moon Party: Golden Plains Eleven. Your Own Private Universe under the silvery light of a Full Moon.

Musical guests include:

Neil Finn. Nicolas Jaar. Princess Nokia. The Specials. Kurt Vile. Margaret Glaspy. Total Giovanni. Teenage Fanclub. Chain & The Gang. The Damned. Camp Cope. Orb. Olympia. Habits. Cash Savage And The Last Drinks. Ausmuteants. Jazz Party. Benny And The Flybyniters. Wax'o Paradiso. The Dusty Millers. Brooke Powers. Billy Davis & The Good Lords. Kardajala Kirridarra Ft. Eleanor Dixon. Oren Ambarchi. Remi. Harold. The Pilotwings. Confidence Man. The Peep Tempel.

SOLD OUT. For info on ticket resales or Aunty's waitlist, go to aunty.goldenplains.com.au/ticket-info/buying-or-selling-your-ticket/

For all details, visit 2017.goldenplains.com.au

The Specials

Saturday 11th March @ Melbourne Zoo

England’s legendary ska band The Specials are performing at Melbourne Zoo Twilights for a closing night party under the stars.

Formed in Coventry in 1977, The Specials are one of the most influential groups in UK musical history. They combine the angry, disaffected voice of punk with the wind-your-waist sensibility of ska and reggae to re-define pop music. The cornerstone of their reputation is their killer sweat-drenched live shows, and an attitude that walked like it talked.


Information at zootwilights.org.au 

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LISTEN Party - Brunswick Music Festival

Friday 17th March @ Triple R Performance Space, Brunswick East

Featuring as part of this year’s Brunswick Music Festival program, this special event curated by LISTEN Collective will showcase some of the best of the Australian LGBTQIA+ Underground including:

DJ trixie darko

Plus more to be announced!

Discounted tickets available for RRR subscribers.

For tickets and more info go to brunswickmusicfestival.com.au

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The Hills Are Alive - A Music and Comedy Festival

Friday 24th March - Sunday 26th March @ 'The Farm' South Gippsland, Victoria

The Hills Are Alive is a three-day music, comedy and camping festival that’s all about getting great people together to enjoy live music, in a breathtakingly beautiful location.

Featuring a diverse line-up including: Cloud Control, Dope Lemon, REMI, Jordan Rakei, Northeast Party House, Amy Shark, Gretta Ray, Dave O'Neil, Geraldine Hickey, Bob Franklin and more than 30 other amazing acts.

Tickets include free camping, BYO alcohol, licensed bars, over 30 bands and comedians, field games, street cart food, chill out areas, late night DJs, art installations, morning yoga and much more.

The three-day (two-night) ‘friends of friends’ music festival will take place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March at ‘The Farm’ in South Gippsland, Victoria.

Tickets and info at: www.thehillsarealive.com.au

Come Together Music & Arts Festival

Saturday 25th March @ Edendale Farm, Eltham

The Come Together World Music & Arts Festival returns to Edendale Farm in Eltham, celebrating life, friends and well being.

Saturday 25 March from 12noon.


Phil Hartnoll of Orbital,
Cookin on 3 Burners, 
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, 
Miss Colombia, 
Deep Street Soul, 
Cumbia Cosmonauts, 
Ganga Giri,

Plus DJs:
Liz Millar, 
Dom Hogan & more.

This family friendly event is packed with kids' activities, roving performers, plus good food and wine.

Get your tickets fromcometogether.org.au



Saturday 25th March @ The Croxton, Thornbury

Last on Australian shores back in 2015, Spoon will perform at The Croxton Bandroom to celebrate their highly-anticipated ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts.

Spoon will return to Australia with founding members Britt Daniel (lead vocals/guitar) and Jim Eno (drums), along with Rob Pope (bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Alex Fischel (keyboard/guitar) and Gerardo Larios (keyboards /guitar).

Tickets from the Croxton Bandroom

Darebin Community and Kite Festival

Sunday 26th March @ Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir

Let’s go fly a kite! Perennial favourite, the Darebin Community and Kite Festival, is back. Held throughout the picturesque Edwardes Lake Park in Reservoir, the Festival is an outdoor cultural and community celebration. Fun, free and immersive, it offers a broad range of performances, workshops, community stalls, food and beverages, a pet expo, and of course, kite flying!

The 2017 Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with numerous activities for all ages on offer throughout the day. Explore kite-making from around the world along with performance art and craft activities at the numerous creative areas spread across the Festival site. Drop by the two music stages to catch talented young local musicians and DJs as well as a showcase of Indigenous music co-presented by Songlines Aboriginal Music Company. Set sail with Polyglot Theatre’s Boats, which reimagines Edwardes Lake as a wide ocean, where children use colourful vessels to navigate urban sea scapes. Or visit the Feel Good & Fly area to get healthy through creative and theatrical play or launch your kite on the kite-flying field!

Pet Expo also returns with a petting zoo, magic shows and information stalls, and Australia’s favourite kids’ comedians, The Listies will be holding court at the Storytelling Tent.

There’ll be something for everyone, so gather your friends and family, pack a picnic rug, and come and celebrate with the Darebin community.

Sunday 26 March 2017
11am – 5pm
Edwardes Lake Park, Edwardes St & Griffiths St, Reservoir

For more information and program details visit darebinarts.com.au/kitefestival.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Wednesday 12th April @ Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne

Mary J. Blige has amassed an impressive eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards, 32 Grammy nominations, a 2012 Golden Globe nomination and five American Music Awards.

Playing a Bluesfest sideshow

Tickets on sale now from www.artscentremelbourne.com.au



Cherry Rock 017

Sunday 7th May @ Cherry Bar, Melbourne

With Dwarves, Nashville Pussy, Bala from Spain, Bottlecap from Sweden, Totally Unicorn, Child, Amyl & The Sniffers, Zombitches, Stiff Richards and from Indonesia, KPR and Mooner, with more big names to come....

13 acts. No clashes. 2 stages in AC/DC Lane and Cherry Bar
from 12noon till 9.30pm.

Early Bird Tickets are $74 and available now from www.cherrybar.com.au

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Radio Birdman and Died Pretty

Friday 30th June - Saturday 1st July @ The Croxton, Thornbury

Performing live over two nights at The Croxton

Friday 30th June
With Kim Salmon Power Pop Trio

Saturday 1st July
With Dave Graney & The MistLY

Tickets on sale now from


Capturing Pablo - An Evening With Javier Pena & Steve Murphy

Thursday 13th July @ Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne

Capturing Pablo will see Javier Pena and Steve Murphy speak about the rise and fall of the Medellin Cartel and the role they played in bringing down its notorious leader.

Including exclusive stories and images not seen in the documentary, this exclusive event gives Narcos fans, and those interested in Pablo Escobar, the opportunity to hear first-hand from the two men who were key in his capture.

The evening’s discussion will also shed light on their input into the hit series and will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Tickets on sale NOW from www.livenation.com.au

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