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Wednesday 21st September - Sunday 9th October @ The Workers Club
The fourth annual Rolling Stone Live Lodge returns to Melbourne in 2016, taking over the Workers Club in Fitzroy for three entertainment-packed weeks from September 21 – October 9. Located on the corner of Brunswick & Gertrude Streets, the Rolling Stone Live Lodge is a complete venue takeover, a living breathing bespoke bar open seven nights a week with exclusive live performances including artist Q&As and special guest DJs.
Kim Salmon ‘Scientists Box Set Launch’
Jimmy Barnes in conversation
The Fauves 20th anniversary of Future Spa show
Remi (sold out)
Ella Hooper & Her New Magic Band
Future Is Now ft. Luke Million
and just announced
KASEY CHAMBERS, SEX ON TOAST, THE ‘AFTERNOON DELIGHTS’ SESSIONS,
THE FUTURE IS NOW #2 AND EXCLUSIVE GUITAR MASTERCLASS
Tickets on sale now from theworkersclub.com.au
Friday 30th September @ The Croxton, Thornbury
Wednesday 12th October - Thursday 13th October @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
To find the soul of our land we have to dig deep. Long before Aboriginal painters, filmmakers and dance companies were becoming household names, generations of Indigenous musicians were finding a voice in white Australia through country music.
When Clinton Walker began delving into this forgotten history, he never expected that the songs and stories he would uncover would go on to inform a book that went from instant cult classic to widely recognised masterpiece, and that a film and album would follow.
Now these same musical stories are brought to the stage in a concert featuring singers and songwriters from across the continent and across the generations, from iconic elders Roger Knox, Auriel Andrew and L.J. Hill, Central Desert legend Warren H Williams, to younger artists such as Leah Flanagan, Luke Peacock and James Henry.
A potent and moving song cycle and a tribute to an enduring musical tradition: this is music that couldn’t stay buried.
October 12 and 13 at Melbourne Recital Centre
Part of Melbourne Festival
More information and tickets at https://www.festival.melbourne/2016/events/buried-country/
Saturday 15th October @ Seaworks, Nelson Place, Williamstown
Out on the Weekend returns with a lineup featuring:
Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders (Exclusive Melbourne Performance for 2016)
Robert Ellis * Lindi Ortega * Joe Pug
Joshua Hedley * The Cactus Blossoms
Cash Savage & The Last Drinks
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Bakersfield Glee Club * The Stetson Family
Grand Ole Twang Broadcasting Live
Celebrating 20 Years of 3RRR Twang
Festival tickets + Cripple Creek Ferry Packages now on sale from www.outontheweekend.com.au
Saturday 15th October @ Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy
Triple R Presents Jaben Audio Silent Gig.
With a lineup featuring Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Man Made Mountain, ESESE, Dear Plastic, Aeora, squidgenini and more.
Jaben Audio is a specialist headphone store in the heart of Melbourne
The Jaben Audio Silent Gig Saturday 15th of October at the Evelyn Hotel
Friday 21st October - Saturday 22nd October @ St Paul's Park, Kyneton
The Kyneton Music Festival is set to return Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October, blending its relaxed country town setting with an amazingly talented and diverse line-up featuring:
Henry Wagons & The Only Children
Deep Street Soul
Raised By Eagles
Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats
Jim Lawrie and more...
Kyneton Music Festival 2016 will take place in the picturesque surrounds of its new location, St Paul's Park on Piper Street. The festival will feature GOLDEN SOUNDS – a hand picked selection of artists from the Goldfields region, intimate shows next door at Kyneton’s music venue, Major Tom’s, as well as the historic Bluestone Theatre.
Enjoy the warm welcome of Kyneton - only one hour from Melbourne by train or road - and visit local attractions, while being entertained by the music and festival atmosphere.
For tickets and more information, visit www.kynetonmusicfestival.com.au
Friday 28th October @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
Jordie Lane returns to Australia with his first full length studio album in 5 years, GLASSELLLAND (pronounced Glas-Hell-Land).
This bold and adventurous record sees Lane extend his musical boundaries far beyond his previous acclaimed folk and alt. country sound.
With his new band The Sleepers, Lane will launch GLASSELLLAND at the Corner Hotel on Friday 28 October.
Tickets from www.cornerhotel.com
Friday 28th October - Monday 31st October @ The River Amphitheatre, Swanpool
Happy Wanderer 4 now brings you three days and nights of music, arts, local produce and wholesome community. Escape the Melbourne Cup madness for a long weekend gathering of crazy beautiful people, music, art and good vibes you won't forget.
Featuring: Eaten By Dogs, Phia, Millar Jukes, The Eastern (NZ), Ben Whiting (Full Band), Mayfield Graciana Holland (US), Senivoda, Lucie Thorne, Slim Dime, Harry Jakkamarra, Ferla, Manny Fox, Dusty Boots, The Northern Folk, Emi, Bennji And The Saltwater Sound System (Syd), Domini Forster, Tobias, Frank Society, Orcha, Harmony Byrne, The Someday Maybes
EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
For more festival information and line up announcements check out www.happywandererfestival.com
The River Amphitheatre
Saturday 5th November @ Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Geelong
NaranaFest is an Indigenous music and cultural festival showcasing the talents of:
A.B. Original - featuring Briggs & Trials
Karl S. Williams
The New Savages
Also featuring traditional dancers, cultural exhibition, short films, food trucks, market stalls and more.
Saturday 5 November at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Geelong
All ages alcohol free event, kids under 12 free
Tickets on sale now via Oztix
For more information visit narana.com.au
NaranaFest : A celebration of Songlines.
Monday 14th November @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
Equally commanding and fragile, American visionary Zola Jesus transcends genre with her shape-shifting mix of cinematic synth pop and dark anthemic balladry. Her mix of the traditional and futuristic has seen her heralded among America’s most compelling young musicians.
Performing an exclusive Australian show as a part of Melbourne Music Week.
Tickets on sale now from www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/mmw
Wednesday 16th November @ 170 Russell, Melbourne
The Age Music Victoria Awards will celebrate its 11th year with a huge line up of Victoria’s best talent at 170 Russell on Wednesday 16 November.
In 2016 the event falls within the Melbourne Music Week program, with all of the Awards formalities completed earlier in the evening to allow for one big After Party open to the general public from 8.30pm.
Co-presented by Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the After Party will feature live sets from Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Camp Cope and Tash Sultana. Continuing with past traditions, members from the RockWiz Band will once again form The EG AllStars, who will be joined on stage by guests Paul Dempsey, Gareth Liddiard, Kylie Auldist, REMI, Pierce Brothers, Alex Lahey, Gawurra and Freya Josephine Hollick, performing their best songs of the year.
ON SALE NOW
Tickets via www.170russell.com
Music Victoria and The Age are delighted to welcome iconic community broadcaster Triple R 102.7FM into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame. Celebrating its 40th birthday, Triple R has shaped and inspired the culture of Melbourne since 1976, housing over 60 diverse programs with over 440,000 listeners per week.
A carefully selected panel of industry experts select the nominees for the Awards each year in categories representing a variety of genres, venues and festivals.
Nominees are announced on 7 October, and voting will be live on The Age website between 7 October to 4 November 2016.
More info via musicvictoria.com.au
Friday 25th November - Sunday 27th November @ Queenscliff
Queenscliff Music Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary edition with:
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos, the reunion of george, The Doug Anthony Allstars, Pierce Brothers, Jordie Lane with his mighty new band The Sleepers, Gabriella Cohen, Bobby Alu & The Palm Royale, Bullhorn, Kira Puru, William Crighton, Tullara, Alpine, Urthboy, Ash Grunwald, Abbe May, Nattali Rize, Kylie Auldist, Quarter Street, Julia Jacklin and The Meltdown and Killing Heidi will be performing exclusive sets of their biggest hits for the first time in 10 years, including headlining the opening night.
Just added to the line up: Eilen Jewell (USA), Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (CAN), Julien Baker (USA), Matt Andersen (CAN), Son Little (USA) and Steve Poltz (USA)
25 - 27 November, the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula comes alive with over 80 local and international acts performing throughout the township, a stunning array of food and wine provisions, family friendly activities and other surprises.
The time is nigh to grab single, two-day or weekend tickets and save on the cost of full price tickets. Camping and Ferry packages also available, along with program info and more at www.qmf.net.au
Thursday 8th December @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
Playing their first Australian tour since 2006, Dungen are one of the best and most consistently inventive psych rock bands in the world. Mastermind and main songwriter. Gustav Ejstes, has been making music — at first for himself, then eventually and inevitably for all of us — for nearly twenty years. Growing up in rural Sweden, he became obsessed with hip-hop and sampling.
Performing at the 26th annual Meredith Music Festival plus this special headline show at The Corner.
With guests ORB + Krakatau
Tickets on sale now from www.cornerhotel.com
Thursday 8th December @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
Over the last decade, the enigmatic and often elusive Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our generation’s best songwriters. With a series of internationally acclaimed records by critics, fans and fellow musicians alike, McCombs’ craft has been honed with each subsequent release.
This intimate show in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall will be the first chance for Australian audiences to hear new songs from his upcoming record Mangy Love, amongst much-loved material from his back catalogue. The new album is highlighted by a lively, fluid rhythm; it sees the alt folk songwriter using elements of hip-hop and Beat poetry to release his aggressions, fears, and revelations – which is why he so effortlessly produces some of the most emotionally tarnished compositions in the Indie scene today.
Playing at Melbourne Recital Centre
Thursday 8 December, 2016, 7:30pm
With guests Twerps
More information and tickets at melbournerecital.com.au/events/2016/cass-mccombs/
Friday 9th December - Sunday 11th December @ Meredith Amphitheatre
The Supernatural Amphitheatre comes alive this December for the 26th Meredith Music Festival.
The Odyssey Supreme that is The Meredith Music Festival LineUp is out:
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
MOUNT LIBERATION UNLIMITED
FRED & TOODY COLE
THE GOON SAX
Sunday 11th December @ 170 Russell, Melbourne
This past year Peaches not only released her critically acclaimed Rub - but she won the prestigious Polaris Heritage Prize for her iconic album The Teaches Of Peaches.
Peaches has just announced her Meredith Sideshow
Tickets on sale NOW and selling fast from www.170russell.com
Saturday 17th December @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
Xylouris White, the unlikely collaboration between Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, follow-up their sold-out Melbourne club show appearances with a return tour this December.
Xylouris White’s debut album Goats (2014) went to No.1 on the Billboard World Music charts and The Guardian Australia applauded their Sydney Festival 2015 performance, calling it a ‘heavenly union’, the chemistry between ‘Xylouris and White makes for a thrilling musical foray into avant-garde folk.’
'The pensive joy within Goats stems from two musicians of seemingly disparate backgrounds, communicating together with the tools they know best and as well as anyone else who has ever used them. Here though, with new partners and parameters, they’ve struck upon something challenging, wholly inventive, and rewarding.’ Pitchfork
Playing at Melbourne Recital Centre
Saturday December 17, 8pm
More information and tickets at melbournerecital.com.au/events/2016/xylouris-white/
Sunday 1st January @ Werribee Mansion
Let Them Eat Cake is back, with cutting edge kudos, razor-sharp style
and a penchant for the arts of hedonism.
One of Australia’s leading boutique electronic music festival’s is set to breeze into 2017 from the heart of the sublime gardens at Werribee Mansion on New Years Day with Alex Niggemann, Cut Chemist, Dusky, edIT, Heidi, Leon Vynehall, Mano Le Tough, Marek Hemmann, Maribou State, Oliver Huntemann, Onra, Alix Perez and Eprom pres. Shades, Shanti Celeste and Tokimonsta
Saturday 21st January @ The Croxton, Thornbury
Dinosaur Jr is returning to Melbourne this January, touring off the back of their new album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not, their first album since 2012 and their fourth since 2005’s unlikely reformation.
Their first show on Friday 20 January has SOLD OUT.
Second and final show on sale now from www.thecroxton.com.au SELLING FAST