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Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons and The Sports

Friday 27th January @ Melbourne Zoo

Two legendary Australian rock outfits from the 70s and 80s, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Sports, come together for a co-headline show to kick off the Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2017 Summer Concert Series.

ARIA Hall of Famers Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons made their mark on the Australian music landscape with their unique blend of rock ‘n’ roll, soulful sax and reggae rhythms, only performing a handful of times since their zenith.

Melburnian new-wave-meets-pub-rock group The Sports launched their career in 1978, with their acclaimed sophomore LP Don’t Throw Stones (1979) ranked #51 in the 100 Best Australian Albums book.

Playing at Melbourne Zoo
Friday 27 January 2017

Tickets and more information at zootwilights.org.au



Friday 27th January @ Howler, Brunswick

Whitney is built around the discerning songwriting talent of Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, who started off as members of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Smith Westerns, and expanded to an epic 6-piece when to play live. They make classic Americana for a modern world – twangy guitars, soothing percussion and anthemic horns, underscored by youthful and sincere lyrics.

With guests Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Tickets on sale NOW from www.lanewayfestival.com

Peter Garrett and the Alter Egos with Kev Carmody

Saturday 28th January @ Melbourne Zoo

The enigmatic Peter Garrett and the Alter Egos are performing at Melbourne Zoo Twilights supported by Kev Carmody in a rare performance.

As the fearless frontman who led Midnight Oil through a career spanning 30 years and 12 Top 10 albums, Peter Garrett’s all-star band features Midnight Oil’s Martin Rotsey on guitar, Peter Luscombe (RocKwiz, Paul Kelly) on drums, Mark Wilson (Jet) on bass, and Rosa Morgan (Red Ghost) on keyboards.

Joining Peter Garrett is Kev Carmody, one of Australia’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters and storytellers, and an ARIA Hall of Fame inductee. Born of Aboriginal and Irish heritage, Kev Carmody’s songbook has been collected over forty years; politically charged and driven by the history of his peoples’ struggles and set on the land he loves.

Playing at Melbourne Zoo
Saturday 28 January 2017

Tickets and more information at zootwilights.org.au

Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest

Thursday 2nd February @ Gasometer, Fitzroy

Before signing to Matador Records in 2014, the 23 year old artist had already crafted an 11 album catalogue of staggering depth, all self-released on Bandcamp. His formal studio debut, 2016’s Teens of Denial, has everything you want from a rock album within one song. Car Seat Headrest performs with a full band.

First show at the Curtin Hotel (with guests Terrible Truths) - SOLD OUT
Second show at the Gasometer Hotel (with guests Jarrow) - SOLD OUT

Lost Animal

Lost Animal

Friday 3rd February @ Corner Hotel, Richmond

Following the release of his second RRR Album Of The Week You Yang in October, which saw him sign to Dot Dash/Remote Control Records, Lost Animal will be playing a large part of the new album
plus songs from his acclaimed debut Ex Tropical, as part of his national You Yang tour this February.

With special guests Nun & Leah Senior

Tickets on sale now from www.cornerhotel.com


Saturday 4th February @ MPavilion, Melbourne

MRelay returns for 2016/17 in the same format but with new themes, hosts and speakers! Join your hosts and a plethora of speakers, all emboldened by cheering crowds and a continuous coffee supply. The rules are the same: in a sports relay, a team covers a distance in turns, passing a baton from one runner to the next. In MRelay, thinkers, philosophers, mavericks, activists, provocateurs, architects and design doyennes share insights and ideas in a marathon conversation.

Pop in for thirty minutes or stay the whole day as guests pass the mic from one speaker to the next.

It’ll be fast-paced, exhilarating and, best of all, deeply unpredictable. Keep an eye on the MPavilion program for full MRelay details, including themes—coming soon!

Saturday 4 February, 10am-10pm
at MPavilion, located in Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

For more details and the full program visit mpavilion.org/program/mrelay/


Thursday 9th February - Tuesday 14th February @ MPavilion, Melbourne

HYPNAPOD is a live, experimental artwork generated by biofeedback from the heartbeats of relaxing – or snoozing – participants. It investigates the somatic connections between people through the phenomenon of entrainment.

You are invited to come to MPavilion and relax into a hanging HYPNAPOD – a suspended, knitted cocoon designed by Unconscious Collective in collaboration with Jenny Underwood at RMIT University’s School of Fashion & Textiles. The soft, hanging pods are equipped with sensors and speakers which amplify your heartbeat in real-time. Together the pods produce a unique soundscape, specific to you and the other pod-occupants at that moment, which evolves as your heartbeats go in and out of sync.

To attend, book in a session for a maximum of three people at a time (in three pods) or drop by to check it out.


MPavilion is located in Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

For more information and the full MPavilion program, visit mpavilion.org


Saturday 11th February @ MPavilion, Melbourne

M*Sync, MPavilion’s celebration of collective consciousness, returns to MPavilion in 2017 with a focus on love as a contemporary ritual featuring live music, dance and sound performances and a new suspended iteration of Unconscious Collective’s Hypnapod heartbeat synching installation – this time to capture your hearts, and turn them into a love song.

Curated by HTRK’s Jonnine Standish and MPavilion’s Jessie French. The evening will include the Melbourne debut of LA-based band Tropic of Cancer (Blackest Ever Black) in an extraordinary performance playing live to heartbeats, a cardiophonic symphony composed of hundreds of audience heartbeats and voices, performative heartbeat synching in Unconscious Collective’s Hypnapods and performances from acclaimed Sydney-based sound artist Gail Priest, new music project from HTRK’s Jonnine Standish and Ying Li HooiQueens of the Circulating Library and DJ CS (Conrad Standish of CS + Kreme).

This season, M*Sync is accompanied by a six-day installation of Hypnapod – suspended cardiophonic snooze pods by the Unconscious Collective from Thursday 9 February to Valentine’s day. Book in a time or simply drop in from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm daily.

Entry to M*Sync is free and there’s no need to book.

Join MPavilion's Facebook event for updates and special announcements. This event is presented by Triple R with generous support from Tropic of Cancer tour partner, Mistletone.

MPavilion is located in Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

For more details and the full program visit mpavilion.org/program/msync/

The Peep Tempel with Cash Savage and the Last Drinks

Sunday 12th February @ Shimmerlands Outdoor Auditorium, Parkville

Fresh from releasing their acclaimed 2016 LP Joy, The Peep Tempel perform a special outdoor twilight show at Shimmerlands. Joining them will be very special guests Cash Savage and The Last Drinks - before both bands take the stage at Golden Plains 2017.

Also performing on the night is East Brunswick All Girls Choir and prolific synth lord Pselodux.

Sunday February 12, from 6pm
at Shimmerlands - University of Melbourne, Parkville

To purchase tickets and to view the full Shimmerlands program, visit shimmerlands.com.

El Guincho

El Guincho

Thursday 16th February @ Howler, Brunswick

A favourite with Australian audiences, El Guincho has transformed huge crowds into ecstatic tropical dance parties. Emerging from a five year break, Canary Islands-born Pablo Díaz-Reixa — or El Guincho, as he is known and loved — shared his most recent album HiperAsia in 2015.

With guests Sui Zhen + NO ZU DJs

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


Riverboats Festival 2017

Friday 17th February - Sunday 19th February @ Echuca Moama

It’s full steam ahead for the annual Riverboats Music Festival, with a stellar lineup set to perform by the sun-drenched banks of the Murray, led by Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, Hoodoo Gurus, Husky, Mia Dyson, James Reyne, Kylie Auldist and Cash Savage & The Last Drinks alongside some of the most exciting names in Australian music.
Staged in the twin-towns of Echuca-Moama, Riverboats takes place under towering river red gums in a natural amphitheatre next to the mighty Murray. Historic paddlesteamers meander past all weekend, and occasionally the corellas get a bit raucous at sunset.

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

Yarraville Laughs 4th birthday

Yarraville Laughs 4th birthday

Saturday 18th February @ Yarraville Club, Yarraville

Yarraville Laughs celebrates its 4th birthday with an all-star supershow.

Featuring Shaun Micallef, Lawrence Mooney, Fiona O’Loughlin, Scared Weird Little Guys, Lehmo, Alan Brough, Sue-Ann Post, Marty Sheargold, Bob Franklin and Danielle Walker.

Reserved Seating + Dinner & Show tickets available

Saturday 18 February
The Yarraville Club
135 Stephen Street, Yarraville 3013
Ph: 03 9689 6033

Tickets and info at www.yarravillelaughs.com



Friday 24th February @ Melbourne Zoo

Californian dream pop and indie-rock band Warpaint are playing Melbourne Zoo Twilights in 2017, supported by Brooklyn’s Big Thief.

Warpaint’s studio albums, including their newly released third album Heads Up (2016) – which The Age dubbed “album-of-the-year contender” – emphasize moody atmospheres: gauzy keyboards, hypnotic harmonies and sinister grooves. This will be Warpaint’s third time in Australia, and first since their 2014 slot on the national Laneway Festival.

Big Thief’s music is rooted in the songs of singer Adrianne Lenker, filled with characters and visceral narratives, songs that pivot in the space of a few words. Beat called their debut album Masterpiece “an honest and disarming account of the pain that comes with the gradual erosion of innocence and love.”

Playing at Melbourne Zoo
Friday 24 February 2017

Tickets and more information at zootwilights.org.au

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

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.

Playing at Melbourne Zoo
Saturday 4 March 4 2017

More information and tickets 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.

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

RRR&Nathaniel Rateliff

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.”

Playing at Melbourne Zoo
Friday 10 March 2017

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:

line up

JUST ANNOUNCED: Remi, Confidence Man, Billy Davis & The Good Lords, Eleanor Dixon & Sandhill Women, Oren Ambarchi, Harold, The Pilotwings.

GPXI Full Moon Party
March 11, 12 & 13, 2017
Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre

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.

Since the band re-formed in 2009, they have gone on to sell out countless shows around the world and perform at some of the most iconic festivals and events, including closing the Olympic Games Festival in Hyde Park.

Information at zootwilights.org.au 

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



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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