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Sunday 1st March - Sunday 15th March @ Various Venues
The 2015 Brunswick Music Festival will run from 1 – 15 March 2015. The two-week program reflects Brunswick’s bustling diversity, featuring a line-up of multicultural artists from around the corner and across the globe, from Rajasthan to Iceland, the USA to Blyth Street.
The first artists to be announced are:
The full program is now available at www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au/program.htm
Tickets for all shows are now on sale. To receive an early bird discount enter the code: TRIP
Check out the festival website for more info www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au
Tuesday 3rd March @ Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten and her stunning band return to Melbourne.
While in the country for Golden Plains Festival, she will play a special side show.
Tickets now on sale from www.thehifi.com.au
With special guests Tiny Ruins, Heather Woods Broderick
One of this year's most powerful releases, Are We There is a former RRR Album of the Week.
Friday 6th March @ Palais Theatre - St Kilda, St Kilda
RRR, Laneway Presents and Penny Drop bring you the return of Swedish sister duo
FIRST AID KIT playing Melbourne for one night only.
Join them on Friday 6 March in the majestic surrounds of the Palais Theatre.
With special guests Luluc
Tickets on sale from www.ticketmaster.com.au
Friday 6th March @ Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne
Parquet Courts’ 2014 album Sunbathing Animal (Remote Control) took a huge leap forward in songwriting and vision, with songs wandering through threads of blurry brilliance, exhaustion and fury.
In November, Parquet Courts announced a brand new album, Content Nausea, under the name Parkay Quarts (Remote Control), featuring the country-swaggering first single, ‘Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth’ (named Best New Track by Pitchfork).
Performing one show only at the Hi-Fi on Friday 6 March.
Special guests: UV Race and The Stevens
Tickets now on sale from OzTix
Friday 6th March @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
Triple R and Mista Savona present a Jamaican showcase of roots reggae & dancehall music.
Legendary Jamaican roots reggae singer Prince Alla and rising Jamaican star Randy Valentine will join forces with Melbourne's Mista Savona & his ten piece band for one very special night.
Direct from Kingston, Jamaica, Prince Alla is one of the great foundation voices of roots reggae music, while Randy Valentine represents the exciting new wave of Jamaican music, bringing his incredible voice & energy to Australian shores for the first time.
Randy & Prince Alla will be supported on the night by some of Melbourne's top reggae and bass music talent, including Chant Down Sound, Apprentice, Sista Itations & Kodiak Kid.
Tickets available from: cornerhotel.com
Saturday 7th March @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
Post-punk originals The Pop Group make their Australian debut performing at Adelaide Festival and a headline show in Melbourne.
Formed as teenagers in 1977, The Pop Group fused black funk, free jazz, dub, political protest and punk rock energy into a heady cocktail neatly coined as post-punk or in the band's own words end-of-the-world-music. Their debut album Y, produced by dub-reggae legend Denis Bovell and featuring the the classics ‘She is Beyond Good & Evil’ and ‘We Are Time’, is rightly considered a masterpiece and proved massively influential, not the least on Nick Cave and the early work of The Birthday Party.
Special guests Harry Howard & The NDE
Thursday 12th March @ Melbourne Museum, Carlton
It's Melbourne Museum's first SmartBar of 2015 and it’s going to make you queasy.
Museum experts talk all things diseased body parts, venomous critters, mysterious tales of heart-stopping poisons and stories on the disarming fictions of leprosy.
See live leech feeding and have a meet and greet with some of the live animals that call Melbourne Museum home including Olive the Murray Python.
Get hooked up to an Electro Cardio Graph as it records the sound of your heart as Jazz musicians turn it into a tune.
Check out the first taipan that was milked for venom and hear the story of the animal biting and killing the very famous herpetologist (Kevin Budden) who collected it.
SmartBar: Poisons to Pestilence
Thursday 12 March at Melbourne Museum
More info and tickets at museumvictoria.com.au
Early bird tickets available until 5 March
Friday 20th March - Sunday 22nd March @ Ballarat's lower Western Plains
Triple R Presents Inca Roads Music festival
Back for it’s 4th year hosting a range of diverse Melbourne bands.
The Harpoons, The Cactus Channel, GL, Geoffrey O’Connor, Pikelet, Sex on Toast, Scotdrakula, Smile, The Pretty Littles, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Hollow Everdaze, Baptism Of Uzi, Bel Air, Jonny Telafone, Terrible Truths, The Infants, Contrast, Leisure Suite, Habits, Totally Mild, Milk Teddy, Crepes, The Sand Dollars, Good Morning, Queen Magic, Huon Kind, Cool Drinks, Kalacoma, Dreamcoat, The Scrimshaw Four, Cabbages & Kings, Sleepy Dreamers, Arthur Penn & Funky Ten, Glaciers, Papa G And The Starcats, XYZ Step, Joe Alexander (Bedroom Sucks - DJ), Joshua Wells (DJ)
Inca Roads are proudly not-for-profit and are keeping it intimate because it's the little things that make festival's the best. No more than 650 people for 2015 and still BYO.
For Festival Passes and more information, visit incaroads.com.au
Friday 20th March @ Howler, Brunswick
Melbourne band Black Cab return to Howler for an encore performance of their fourth album, Games of the XXI Olympiad
With special guests Nun
Tickets now on sale from Howler
Friday 3rd April @ 170 Russell, Melbourne
The legendary George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, one of the most important innovators of Funk music alongside James Brown, Sly Stone and the Funky Meters, brings the ‘awe-funk-some’ P-Funk Collective back to Australia for another Funkadeliteful groovathon.
With special guest Eddie Mac (Bionic Boogie)
Also appearing at Bluesfest.
Tickets now on sale from 170 Russell
Friday 3 April 2015 (Good Friday)
Friday 17th April @ Shadow Electric, Abbotsford
SOAK is 18-year-old Derry-based Bridie Monds-Watson, singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist.
Rough Trade & Remote Control Records are proud to announce that the debut album from SOAK, Before We Forgot How To Dream, will be released in Australia Friday 29 May.
SOAK has unveiled the video for current single 'Sea Creatures' and will be performing one show only in Melbourne at the Shadow Electric on Friday 17 April.
Tickets on sale now from www.handsometours.com
Wednesday 6th May @ Triple R 221 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East
Triple R and Intrepid Travel's trip this year is to Sri Lanka, with Anthony Carew from International Pop Underground. The fifteen day tour runs from 26th September to 9th October 2015, starting in Negombo and finishing in Colombo.
From Anuradhapura city to the Polonnaruwa ruins, Sigiriya rock to Mirissa and Galle to Colombo – this fun, relaxing and culture-rich tour of Sri Lanka shows you the very best of this beautiful island.
The cost of the trip is AUD2045 per person twin share (excluding flights), for a group of 10 to a maximum of 12 passengers.
** Please note: This quote does not include international flights for passengers. **
Intrepid Travel can book your airfare when and if you book the trip. The airfare with Singapore Airlines in Economy Class (Melbourne-Colombo-Melbourne) is approximately: AUD1214
PLEASE NOTE: The Triple R information night for the Intrepid Sri Lanka trip has been moved to 6.30pm on Wednesday 6th of May in the Triple R Performance Space.
If you would like to come along and/or would like a full itinerary, call Suzie during office hours on (03) 9388 1027 or email email@example.com
Intrepid has its own responsible tourism policy which can be found at http://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/about-intrepid/responsible-business
Sunday 10th May @ AC/DC Lane, Melbourne
Portland rock icons Red Fang will headline the 9th annual CherryRock Street rock’n’roll festival in AC/DC Lane on Sunday 10 May.
As usual there will be 2 stages, 13 acts and no clashes. In addition to Red Fang (USA), CherryRock015 will also feature the volcanic sounds of Beastwars (NZ), the girl geetar power of HITS (Bne), Child (Cherry Awards 2014 Act of the Year), the hirsute decibels of F*ck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, the Simpsons-inspired doom rock duo Dr. Colossus, tenth birthday celebrations from My Left Boot and the cut-off denim shorts with ‘tude of Los Hombres Del Diablo (Syd) in a line-up that oozes the heavy stoner rock genre that Melbourne has grown (literally, on faces, heads and backs) to love, nurture and produce.