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Wednesday 19th April - Sunday 16th July @ Various Venues
ART+CLIMATE = CHANGE 2017 is a festival of exhibitions and public programs harnessing the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
With 30 curated exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria including the highly acclaimed “EXIT” – a 360 degree video installation that stunned Paris audiences during the 2015 United Nations climate change negotiations.
This provocative work investigates contemporary human migrations and their leading causes – including the impacts of climate change.
Details at www.artclimatechange.org
Thursday 25th May @ Howler, Brunswick
Following their much-acclaimed first single 'Sorry Hills', alt-soul gang The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music, My Own Pet Radio) are announcing a one-off Australian tour in May/June in support of their upcoming EP Do It For Nothing.
Mostly known as the moody instrumental children of Melbourne's world famous soul scene, The Cactus Channel have been moving in a new stylistic direction with this collaboration, treading a thin line between alt-soul and indie pop.
Tickets on sale now from www.moshtix.com.au
Wednesday 31st May @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Slate Culture Gabfest is both a stalwart and a pioneer of American podcasting, and one of its most consistent successes. For almost a decade, the show’s fizzing erudition has been collecting fans with its precise, entertaining and illuminating discussions of culture – high, low, and other – and its social and political implications.
Each week, hosts (and Slate staff critics/editors) Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner choose three topics to discuss, sometimes joined by an insightful guest. Their quick-witted (and typically self-effacing) rapport underpins lively, substantial arguments about their chosen texts. They’re funny. They disagree, sometimes furiously. But whether they’re elevating or eviscerating each other’s points, their love of culture – and awareness of how inescapable it is, for what it says about how we live and understand our lives – is a constant.
In Australia for the first time, and live in Melbourne, Turner, Stevens and Metcalf will record an episode in front of an audience, joined by indie rock artist Courtney Barnett. So, whether you’re into music or film, or premium or reality TV, or books, or theatre or longform essays – whatever your entertainments – come and talk it out.
Information and tickets from The Wheeler Centre
Friday 2nd June - Saturday 3rd June @ Toff in Town, Melbourne
Triple R Presents the Donny McCaslin Group at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
The band leapt to worldwide prominence for their extraordinary contribution to David Bowie’s iconic final album Blackstar.
This fearlessly boundary-crossing band from the left-field of the New York jazz scene will be appearing at the Toff in Town on Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June.
Bookings at melbournejazz.com
Wednesday 7th June @ Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne
Triple R Presents Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles in a Melbourne International Jazz Festival exclusive.
A core member of Snarky Puppy, Hammond B3 virtuoso Cory Henry's latest project delivers a blisteringly hot combination of retro and future funk, steeped in gospel and soul.
Wednesday 7 June at 170 Russell.
Tickets via melbournejazz.com
Sunday 11th June @ Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Celebrating 18 years of Respect The Rock on Triple R with Nicole TadPole
Featuring live performances from: The Dacios, Peeping Tom, Powerline Sneakers, Wicked City, Sun God Replica, Sheriff, Pissbolt, Dr. Colossus, Long Holiday, Dead, Jackson Reid Briggs and The Heaters, Bitch Diesel, Shepparton Airplane, Lazertits.
Tickets now on sale from Cherry Bar
Sunday 25th June @ Victoria Park, Abbotsford
Triple R presents The 24th annual Melbourne Reclink Community Cup
The 2017 Melbourne Reclink Community Cup promises to boast another year of family, fundraising, and of course footy, as the musos take on community radio in the almighty clash of the Rockdogs and the Megahertz (Triple R 102.7FM & PBS 106.7FM).
With footy at the helm of the Cup, the event is just as renowned for its bill of pre-show, half time, and post match bands, with performances from Spiderbait, The Peep Tempel, Jen Cloher, with Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier and She Said Zed performing The Go-Betweens classic ‘Streets of your Town’. Now added to the lineup, Remi and Boxwars.
Funds raised through the Reclink Community Cups support Reclink Australia’s work with disadvantaged communities across the country. Providing specialist sport, recreation, and arts programs for at-risk youth, people with mental illness or disability, people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and those facing alcohol, gambling, and substance addictions.
Tickets now on sale via Oztix
Sunday 25 June
Victoria Park, Corner of Abbot & Lulie Streets, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Gates open at 10.45am
Check the website for all the details www.communitycup.com.au
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
Saturday 8th July @ Yarraville Club, Yarraville
Bon Scott’s 71st Birthday Bash !!
Not content with just performing a ‘Best Of’ set, the band also focuses on some gems that aren’t commercial in nature, but true fans will love to hear them live, some for the first time.
The line-up features the consummate talents of:
Simon Wright – Joined AC/DC after the departure of Phil Rudd in 1983
Mark Evans – Performed on some of history’s greatest rock albums including TNT , Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and Let There Be Rock
James Morley – Former bassist with ARIA Hall of Fame band – The Angels
SKENIE – One of Australia’s hardest rocking frontmen from The Poor
And introducing international legend Filippo Oliveri “Solo Dallas” – known for his ability to replicate and feel Angus Young’s guitar playing like no other.
Plus support from Volts performing Back in Black
& DJ James Young
Tickets on sale now from www.yarravillelive.com
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
Saturday 22nd July @ The Croxton, Thornbury
Real Estate will land in Australia for their fourth visit, supporting the release of their acclaimed fourth album In Mind. The Stateside indie-rock band have announced national Australian tour dates in addition to their appearance at Splendour in the Grass this July.
This is their first return to Australia since their sold-out national tour in 2015.
Tickets now on sale from www.thecroxton.com.au
Friday 18th August - Sunday 20th August @ Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne
Supersense Festival of the Ecstatic returns to Arts Centre Melbourne in August 2017.
Curated by Sophia Brous, this is a major contemporary arts festival exploring ecstatic performance experience, a hypersensory playground for the curious and bold. Explore rapture, extremity and collective transcendence across music, film, light and dance.
Full program announced May 24 2017