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Kaki King Interview
News Arts Guide Adelaide Winter Getaway Beat Eats Industry Charts Punk Metal Electronic Leaps and Bounds Music Festival Scandinavian Film Festival 2018 Beat’s Best Barbers Profiles Kaki King Albert Lee Slum Sociable Real Friends Luca Brasi Nothing But Thieves Live Album of the Week Singles of the Week Album Reviews Gig Guide
Editor’s note With Gloria Brancatisano
Every night of the week Melbourne is awash in an array of sounds. From heartfelt folk at The Gem to scuzzy guitars blasting through The Corner, the next generation of hip hop stars carving up Laundry Bar, or a night of soul and jazz at The Night Cat – the list could stretch on, and to each of us a night of sounds in Melbourne means something different. We are so lucky that our wealth of artists is as diverse as our tastes, and exploring the venues that house them is all part of the adventure. That’s why an event like Leaps and Bounds is such a mainstay – whether you’re into electronic, hip hop, jazz or rock, there’s something in their smorgasboard of events for you. Here I am, with the weather chat again – because I know it’s bloody freezing, and that makes it extra hard to leave the warm confines of your house. But these cold months are when our local venues, and the bands that fill their rooms, need our support the most. So deep dive into the Leaps and Bounds program, pick some shows to fill your week, and continue living it up in this great music city we call Melbourne. What are you waiting for?
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News Nils Frahm Announces Second Melbourne Show Nils Frahm is coming to Melbourne as part of this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival, and after selling out his first appearance in lighting time, has announced a second night. The acclaimed Berlin pianist and composer is renowned for his unconventional and mesmerising approach to his craft, defying all categorisation. All Melody was released in January to widespread critical acclaim, which saw angelic choruses, a pipe organ, synthesizer’s and drum machines creatingan aural masterpiece. The two shows will mark Frahm’s first in Australia since his sell-out appearance in 2014, with the second show slated to take place at Hamer Hall on Saturday October 13.
Umbrella Winter City Sounds
Those finding themselves in the bustling metropolis of Adelaide rejoice – as Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival is going down from Friday July 13 until Sunday July 29. The festival will offer a smattering of curated events, including an opening night street party, stories in spoken word and song from South Australian Indigenous women, and a day of food, music and wine tasting at The National Wine Centre. There’ll be gigs of all kinds happening every night, featuring the likes of Baby Blue, Jaala, Cosmo’s Midnight, and more. If you weren’t already planning on treating yourself to a winter escape, now might be the time.
For the first time in five years, cult-classic heroes Smash Mouth have announced they’ll be heading Down Under. They’re indeed the legends who gave us all the hit ‘All Star’, as well as other notable bangers including ‘Can’t Get Enough of You Baby’ and ‘Walkin’ On The Sun’ across their two decade career, while it mustn’t be forgotten that their re-working of The Monkees’ classic ‘I’m A Believer’ provided the heart to the Shrek soundtrack back in ’01. As part of their Australian run Smash Mouth will play at The Croxton Bandroom on Saturday November 17.
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As if the release of her standout sophomore EP Golden Hour earlier this year and the announcement of her set at this year’s Splendour In The Grass wasn’t enough, Woodes has dropped a new single and announced a headline tour to boot. Made in New Zealand amongst a hectic support touring schedule, Woodes’ new track ‘Change My Mind’ is a bop wrapped in grooves and sparkly electronica. She’ll take the track to Northcote Social Club on Friday September 14.
Canberra alt-rock four-piece Moaning Lisa have had a standout first half of 2018, playing shows alongside the likes of WAAX and The Tropes and are keeping the momentum going by playing a headline run of dates next month. The shows will comes in support of their piping hot new tune ‘Good’, taken from the band’s forthcoming EP which is due later this year on Hysterical Records. Moaning Lisa will burst into The Old Bar on Thursday August 16.
Melbourne International Film Festival Launch 2018 Program
In its 67th year, the Melbourne International Film Festival has revealed a program to rival all others. Featuring shorts, virtual reality experiences and countless premieres, the inspiring program will be rolled into 18 jam-packed days. Paul Dano’s hotly-anticipated drama Wildlife will open things up at The Regent Theatre, meanwhile the festival’s centrepiece weekend will be helmed by Australian comedy The Merger in its world premiere. Alongside countless Cannesapproved items including Capharnaüm, Burning and and Climax, the massive program will close with The Coming Back Out Ball Movie. Melbourne International Film Festival will run from Thursday August 2 until Sunday August 19 at various cinemas.
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Dance-punk heroes DZ Deathrays are celebrating three albums, two ARIA awards and ten years under their belt with a huge anniversary tour. Since the Bundaberg-native duo shot to stardom with their debut full-length Bloostreams in 2012, they’ve gone on to stake their claim as one of the most loved punk acts on the scene. There’ll be a massive serving of guests coming along for the tour, with Canadian punks PUP joining the likes of Ali Barter, Press Club, Polish Club and The Gooch Palms around the country. DZ Deathrays will hit The Forum Theatre on Saturday September 15.
Fraser A. Gorman has revealed he’ll be stepping out on a national tour, celebrating the release of his sophomore record Easy Dazy. The singer-songwriter recorded the album with producer Nicolas Vernhes (War on Drugs, Silver Jews, Cat Power) and The Drones’ guitarist Dan Luscombe, the end result piecing together Gorman’s charming laid-back Americana vibe alongside a driving pop force. Gorman will take the record to the Anglesea Memorial Hall on Saturday August 25, Howler on Friday August 31 and Major Tom’s in Kyneton on Saturday September 1.
Sydney psych-rock juggernauts The Church have announced they’ll be hitting the road to celebrate 30 years since the release of their acclaimed album Starfish. Since forming in 1980, The Church have cemented their status as one of the most enduring bands in Australian psych/post-rock, with 17 albums under their belt including 2017’s Man Woman Life Death Infinity. Starfish garnered the band particular notoriety after it went gold in the US. They’ll play the album in full when they stop by The Palais on Saturday December 1.
Armed with his adored 1986 album Whispering Jack, Australian icon John Farnham is set to take to A Day On The Green in December. Noted as one of the most successful Australian releases of all time, the album features none other than Farnham’s classic anthem ‘You’re The Voice’, as well as other hits including ‘Pressure Down’, ‘Reasons’ and ‘A Touch Of Paradise’. A stellar cast of supports have been recruited for the festivities including Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Marx, Russell Morris and Bachelor Girl. They’ll stop by Rochford Wines,Yarra Valley on Saturday December 8.
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Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival Opens This Week Celebrating the best in cinema from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland, the Volvo Scandanavian Film Festival is set to roll into Melbourne this week. Under The Tree – an absurd black comedy surrounding the simmering tensions between two families in a quaint Icelandic suburb – will open the festival, while there’ll also come thrillers such as Law of the Land (Finland), psychodramas including Thelma (Norway) and comedies such as Amateurs (Sweden). The 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival will come into Palace Cinemas from Thursday July 12 until Sunday June 29. Deep dive into the festival with our overview on page 20.
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Brisbane indie-rock heroes Last Dinosaurs have dropped a soaring new track ‘Eleven’, coinciding with an east coast tour. ‘Eleven’ swirls and pulses while crying “If I lose my head, I’m sorry” amid catchyas-ever guitar hooks in true Last Dinosaurs fashion. Alongside the release, the four-piece have announced they’ll be taking on a select few small venues across the east coast, offering a unique chance to catch them up close and personal. With special guests soon to be revealed, Last Dinosaurs are set to come into Northcote Social Club on Saturday October 6.
Bigsound has revealed a slew of additions to their speaker lineup, including legendary Australian musician Paul Kelly who will deliver a keynote. Set to reflect on both his career and the future of Australian music, Kelly will join the already revealed list of keynotes, which includes Dave Grohl’s mum Virginia Hanlon Grohl, and veteran industry professional Mardi Caught. In this round of announcements also comes Erin Kelly-Burkett of Fat Wreck Chords and Joey Cape from Lagwagon. Bigsound takes over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from Tuesday September 4 until Friday September 7.
Release new single, lock in east coast tour
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National Indigenous Music Awards
2018 finalists and performers revealed The National Indigenous Music Awards will recognise the excellence and achievement of Indigenous musicians from across the country when the 15th annual awards go down. Nominees include Gurrumul, Dan Sultan and Emily Wurramara for Album of the Year; Baker Boy, Alice Skye and Ziggy Ramo for Best New Talent; Archie Roach, A.B Original and Jessica Mauboy for Artist of the Year and stacks more. A heaving list of performers have also been announced including young gun Baker Boy, country legend Kasey Chambers and folksters Busby Marou. The 2018 NIMA will go down at the Darwin Amphitheatre on Saturday August 11.
The Living End
Announce new album and Australian tour Australian punk-rock powerhouse The Living End have unveiled they’ll be letting loose a new record. The band’s eighth album, Wunderbar was recorded in Berlin and will drop on Friday September 28 via BMG. With the reveal also comes the news that they’ll be making their way around the country in November, following a stack of festival appearances and headliners across Europe in the lead up. Adelaide’s West Thebarton has been recruited as support. The Living End will bring Wunderbar to The Forum on Saturday November 3.
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Catch their latest season kicking off this weekend Now going on its 80th year, The Hartwell Players is Melbourne’s oldest community theatre company. Their latest one act play, Strange Love – comprising three weird and wonderful stories of love including I, Cockroach, Lobster Man and Genesis – will kick off this weekend at the Ashwood Secondary College Theatre. You can catch the show on Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14 at 8pm, or Sunday July 15 at 5pm.
Aunty Vicki Couzens
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NAIDOC Week installation
As NAIDOC week rounds out this weekend, be sure to head to Arts Centre Melbourne to check out the incredible sound and video installations on offer, embodying this year’s theme Because of her, we can. Head to Level 6, Theatres Building and you’ll find a video installation reflecting the legacy of First Nations women who have performed on our stages, meanwhile Theo McMahon’s sound installation Aunties and Art will also be on show. Composed of interviews including Aunty Vicki Couzens and natural soundscapes, it shares personal reflections from several generations of First Nations women. NAIDOC week runs until Sunday July 15.
Head along to The European Bier Café this week, and you might just find yourself in the company of none other than Nazeem Hussain. A household name in Australian comedy, Hussain has been expertly commanding stage, television and radio for over a decade. You’ll be able to catch him at The Basement Comedy Club, European Bier Café on Saturday July 14. Kicks off at 8pm and tickets are $20 on the door.
Kimmy Robertson as Lucy Moran
The cast of the cult mystery drama are coming to Melbourne Melbourne will have the chance to get up close and personal with some of the cast of Twin Peaks when they tour Australia for an exclusive In Conversation event. Twin Peaks first premiered in 1990 and achieved immediate critical success, garnering 14 nominations at the Emmy Awards for that year. After three initial seasons, the series returned in 2017 as Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series which included a slew of the original cast. Cast members Sheryl Lee, Kimmy Robertson, Michael Horse, Al Strobel and Dana Ashbrook will appear for the exclusive tour, alongside Executive Producer of Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, Sabrina S. Sutherland. They’ll come into The Palais on Saturday August 25.
All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files Is coming for Melbourne Art Week
Curator Arielle Gamble called on over 30 of the country’s most distinguished artist’s to partake in her exhibition, All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files, which aims to shed light on the human costs of Australia’s offshore processing policies. Following an extremely positive reaction during their Sydney season in February, the exhibition is now set to come into Melbourne Art Week this month, appearing at the Fortyfivedownstairs gallery from Tuesday July 21 until Saturday August 11. All proceeds will go to Human Rights Law Centre.
Offers up brand new exhibition Party People Melbourne visual and performing artist Niko Sopelario will bring his brand new exhibition Party People into Collingwood’s Besser Space from next month. Exploring society amidst the smoke screen of social media, the exhibition invites the viewer to take stock of, and question our current cultural climate. Party People will have its opening night on Friday August 3 from 6pm, while the gallery will also be open for viewing from Wednesday 1 August until Saturday August 4.
ADELAIDE WINTER GETAWAY
Why Adelaide should be on your winter travel hitlist By Greta Brereton
Adelaide Dance Festival - Sleeping Beauty
With festivals like Umbrella: Winter City Sounds, Indie-Con and the Adelaide Guitar Festival coming up, a trip to Adelaide might just be the perfect winter getaway. There are plenty of hidden gems in the coastal capital; with funky bars, delicious eateries, futuristic museums and, of course, events for music lovers. Don’t let the cold stop you from getting out and exploring this diverse city. To help you get started, here are some must dos to add to your itinerary. UMBRELLA: WINTER CITY SOUNDS
Adelaide’s CBD will soon play host to a range of music and art performances as part of this year’s Umbrella: Winter City Sounds festival. It’s a jam-packed program that’ll get you out exploring the city despite the winter chill. You’ll be able to catch Cosmo’s Midnight, attend a mini-warehouse rave, watch some roller derby accompanied by live bands, take in acoustic tunes by the beach, and heaps more over a massive two weeks. Friday July 13 - Sunday July 29.
If you’re interested in the ins and outs of the independent music industry, then put Indie-Con on your to-do list. Taking over at The Hindley, the conference will see music industry insiders from across the world sharing tips and stories on everything from industry partnerships and smart marketing, to streaming and business skills. The program features international guests like indie record label pioneer Molly Neuman (Kickstarter, eMusic, Lookout Records) and Justin West from Canada’s Secret City Records. There’s also plenty of homegrown talent such as Dave Faulkner from the Hoodoo Gurus, Spotify’s Tom Mee, and Dom Alessio from Sounds Australia. Thursday July 26 and Friday July 27.
ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL
Classical, rock, folk, country – whatever your favourite genre of music might be, you’ll find it at the Adelaide Guitar Festival. Over four big days, you’ll be able to see guitar greats perform live, take part in workshops and peruse some amazingly crafted guitars and accessories. The 2018 program features international guests like Albert Lee, Marc Ribot, Kaki King and Vladimir Gorbach. Closer to home, you’ll also be able to catch local Australian talent such as Stefan Hauk, Abbe May, Wanderers and the Grigoryan Brothers. It’s all going down at Adelaide Festival Centre. Thursday August 9 - Sunday August 12.
ADELAIDE DANCE FESTIVAL
Another festival worth adding to your list is the Adelaide Dance Festival, launching for its first season this year. The brainchild of the Australian Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Garry Stewart, the festival runs over a two-week period. It’s a pretty diverse event, with heaps of performances, workshops, films, installations and discussions to explore. Highlights
include The Australian Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, as well as The Cubic Museum, which will see local choreographers perform live installations inside a large Perspex cube. Sunday July 8 - Saturday July 21.
There’s plenty of bars and pubs to check out in Adelaide, and one of the quirkiest is this Brooklyn-themed all-in-one. At the bar you’ll find a selection of South Australian wines (it is the Mclaren Vale state, after all), a bevy of beers and some tasty cocktails, including a Roast Coconut Old Fashioned. But there’s more to this joint than just the drinks list. At BRKLYN you’ll also find a barber shop, a deli (fried pickles and philly cheesesteak, anyone?) and the Soundpond recording studio where DJ’s can set up and are broadcast to the main bar. It’s a trip to the Big Apple, but a whole lot closer to home. 260a Rundle Street.
TWO BIT VILLAINS
This soda bar/diner is an oldie, but a goodie. Located on the upper level of the Adelaide Arcade, the team at Two Bit have been slinging burgers since 2011. What makes them so popular? Aside from looking totally drool-worthy, it’s probably the fact that everything on the menu can be made vegan, and a lot of it is gluten-free too. Pop in for a Fowl Play Burger, with fried ‘chicken’, sweet potato mash, gravy and spinach, or a sloppy joe (‘mince’, lettuce, tomato, cheese and sweet BBQ sauce) and don’t forget to try a house made, soda too. Adelaide Arcade, 150 Rundle Mall.
If you’re after a drink without the pub-style crowds, then Cry Baby is the place to go. This is a total newcomer to the Adelaide bar scene (it only opened in June), and it’s got that neon, jukebox, rock’n’roll vibe that you’d find at Melbourne’s own Heartbreaker. There are over 300 bottles of spirits to choose from, most of which are bourbon and tequila, as well as a one-page cocktail list and a selection of craft beers on tap. 11 Solomon Street.
MALT & JUNIPER
Brand new to the Adelaide bar scene is Malt & Juniper, displaying an impressive array of whiskies and gins from
around the world. It’s quaint and super cosy, warmly lit with booths to lounge in, and an upper mezzanine level where you can survey the full double-story cabinet of spirits. Unsurprisingly, the speciality here are the seasonal cocktails showcasing whiskey; like the Amaro Tea and Apple Sour, and gin; Mandarin Fizz and Herb Harvest. A few drinks here will definitely have you feeling warmer in the Adelaide winter. 18 Peel St.
ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET
South Australia is pretty renowned for its produce, and what better way to experience it first-hand than a trip to the local market. Adelaide Central Market has been around since 1870 and is home to over 70 traders, from fresh fruit and veg, to cafes and bakeries. Grab some fresh bread from The Market Bread Bar, who also stock a range of gluten-free loaves, head to Say Cheese for some free tastings, and stock up on some baked treats from Providore for later. Kicking off at 7am from Tuesday to Saturday, you’ll want to get down early for the best pickings. 44-60 Gouger St.
Regardless of whether you’re a gamer or not, Adelaide’s first virtual reality arcade, Untethered VR, is worth a look. It only opened in March this year, and is the first of its kind for the state. You’ll be fully geared up with a wire-free headset and backpack, meaning you get a full range of movement. This is particularly useful when playing zombie apocalypse game Arizona Sunshine – there’s a lot of fear-induced flailing of limbs in this one. 212A Gouger St.
The Museum of Discovery is another Adelaide newcomer, providing visitors with a unique science, technology and design experience. You’ll find a range of bizarre and intriguing exhibits across its two floors and seven gallery rooms, including an immersive projection of the solar system, surgically-modified silicone babies and a ‘gallery of pain’. After wandering around the museum, you can grab a bite to eat at the café, Food Lore, and digest all the strangeness you’ve just experienced. It’s free entry too, so don’t worry about blowing your travel budget. North Terrace, adjacent Morphett Street Bridge.
Beat Eats WITH GEORGIA SPANOS
Industry WITH CHRISTIE ELIEZER
Australian Art Orchestra FUNDING LOOKS AT FUTURE, PRESENT AND PAST TO CELEBRATE MELBOURNE’S POP CULTURE
WHERE TO TAKE GOOD COMPANY FOR A BITE TO EAT
It’s human nature to want to connect with others – and what better time to cosy up than in the winter? Here are the perfect places to get comfy and lost in conversation. The Final Step on Murphy Street, South Yarra, shares the same feels as a jazz bar – quaint, cosy and intimate – although swap the cocktails for coffee, as the venue is a cafe. Sit on their wooden crates along the street, at their wooden communal table within, or on their piano which is open for company. Like the venue, I keep it classic; black coffee with toast and a pastry. The Final Step is the perfect venue to enjoy pleasurable conversation within.
The Victorian state government has put its hand in its collective pocket to support new music and arts projects. In the latest round of the VicArts Grants, 62 recipients were given funding totalling over $1.5 million. This will create employment opportunities for 1,500 Victorian artists and associated professionals. They cover new exhibitions, theatre and dance works, comedy, poetry & literature, AI technology, podcasts and events – including two new music works that combine percussion and computers, the presentation of Australian Art Orchestra’s next season, a large format picture book celebrating PBS FM’s 40 years, and a new dance work based on the music of the Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ Skeleton Tree album. There’s also money, a new online publication titled Djed Press to showcase creative works by people of colour.
AMRAP METRO TOP TEN
1. Deep in The Big - Rabbit Island 2. Fade - Annie Hamilton 3. Get In The Boot - New War 4. Cheshire Heart - Happy Axe 5. Comes In Waves - Total Giovanni 6. Sleep - Hatchie 7. Sky Dance - Moon Rituals 8. No Time To Waste - Milwaukee Banks 9. Mainland - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 10. Unlikely Impossible - Dandelion Wine SYN TOP TEN
Farouk’s Olive in High Street, Thornbury, is a secret I’ve been keeping for a while. The quaint jazz bar is possibly the richest experience I’ve had in Melbourne for some time – and it’s not hard to miss as the venue actually resembles an olive. Admittedly, that could go horribly wrong, but instead, Farouk’s Olive creates awe for all who pass. Look for an olive green venue, with red draped curtains resting among arched windows, and an actual olive as signage. Their interior is all jazz. Think red walls, green floors, and a sparkly bar. The venue is best known for their cocktails – the perfect accompaniment to the sweet sounds of jazz. Call me cliche, but my favourite cocktail here is the dirty martini, which uses gin or vodka, with vermouth and olive juice, garnished with olives of course. Be sure to check their Facebook for what events they have on each week.
Renew Geelong is set to begin discussions with owners of vacant properties with makers, creators, artists, community groups and local enterprises to reinvigorate empty spaces in central Geelong – rent free but with a nominal fee or public and product liability insurance. Six Victorian organisations have shared in $100,000 as part of the 2018 Innovation in Marketing Fund, to assist them in reaching new audiences and diversifying their revenue streams. These include initiatives such as the Melbourne Fringe’s online dating game ‘Fringr’ which will encourage customers to book tickets for emerging artists, a set of visual listening guides by Melbourne Youth Music for younger audiences to enhance their enjoyment of four wellknown symphonies, and an interactive digital installation to accompany the release of the Sony Playstation virtual reality game, Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown.
1. Walk Away - Cry Club 2. Furrow - Hellions 3. Bittersweet - Ivori 4. Wake Up - The Dead Love 5. Friends with Feelings - Alice Skye 6. Glamorous - Mom Jeans 7. Unconditional Love - Real Friends 8. Is There More - Drake ft Nai Palm 9. California - Yungblud 10. Mist Beneath Your Apartment - City Girl PBS TOP TEN
1. Milyakburra - Emily Wurramara 2. Native Tongue - Mojo Juju 3. Like Sugar - Chaka Khan 4. Swells Under Tito - Tangents 5. Tea Time - Hello Tut Tut 6. Skeleton Kiss - Geoff Achison 7. Double Astral Move - Rejoicer 8. Awomen, Amen - Genesis Owusu 9. Comes in Waves - Total Giovanni 10. Heist - Luluc TRIPLE J TOP TEN
Photo by Holly Hawkins
Massi Restaurant is my favourite Italian restaurant in Melbourne, and it sits cosily between stores at the top end of Collin Street – the most European part of CBD. Joseph Vargetto — owner of former Oyster and still Mister Bianco – encapsulates everything a true Italian chef should be; passionate, loving and inspiring. As soon as you walk in, you’ll feel the venue’s warmth. Sit in a leather booth with another, and order prosecco to start. Follow this with basil pesto arancini, and pumpkin ravioli for main. Massi Restaurant is a very special outing, and should only be enjoyed with someone worth sharing such moments with. 16
Rockin’ The Laneways has confirmed $122,450 of funding for six music history projects. These include an exploration of Melbourne’s punk history in a team-up with documentary filmmaker Tim Stone, digital artist Aya Hatano and Bakehouse Studios; a feminist music festival, a bronze statue of Molly Meldrum to be unveiled in a public park located behind the Corner Hotel in Richmond and a mural to showcase the suburb’s music history; a Geelongbased program featuring Mark Wilson ( Jet), Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything) and Sarah Carroll (Ukulele Queen of the Bellarine) who will mentor three unsigned musicians to produce three original songs about Geelong; and the Melbourne Music Guide to tell the city’s music story, from the pioneers to the artists, record stores, radio stations and venues of today.
1. 1999 Wildfire - Brockhampton 2. 9 Times Out Of 10 - Dallas Woods 3. Tap Sticks - Emily Wurramara 4. Where Did I Go? - Jorja Smith 5. Eleven - Last Dinosaurs 6. Technicolour - Mansionair 7. Tessellating ft Oliver Dibley - MUTO 8. Golden Girl - Seaside 9. Trouble On Central - Buddy 10. Ego - Kito AIR 100% INDEPENDENT SINGLES TOP TEN
1. Never Ever - The Rubens ft Sarah 2. Coming Home - Sheppard 3. We’re Going Home - Vance Joy 4. Just Friends - Hayden James ft Boy Matthews 5. Saturday Sun - Vance Joy 6. Dancing - Kylie Minogue 7. Limo Song – Jack River 8. All Your Love - Flight Facilities ft Dustin Tebbutt 9. Riptide - Vance Joy 10.Hometown - Sheppard
WITH JOE HANSEN
WITH LOCHLAN WATT
TOP FIVE DEBUT ALBUMS IN PUNK ROCK RADIO BIRDMAN - RADIOS APPEAR (1977)
One of the first, and arguably the most influential, Australian punk rock albums, the 1977 debut fulllength from the Sydney icons remains to this day one of the most powerful and genredefining records this country has produced. With the natural evolution of the sound already carved out by American bands such as The Stooges and MC5, Radio Birdman stripped it back and upped the energy even more. To this day, the influence of Radio Birdman and this album in particular is heard in countless punk rock and garage bands around the world. Absolutely essential listening. WIRE - PINK FLAG (1977)
When punk rock had firmly established itself as a new sound and scene around the world, England’s Wire had already deconstructed it and brought a level of sophisticated minimalism to the already simple style. With the average track length remaining steady at around 1:30 and with riffs encompassing two chords or less, Wire had paradoxically both rejected and rejuvenated the punk rock style, foreshadowing the innovation and experimentation within the sound to come. DESCENDENTS - MILO
GOES TO COLLEGE (1982)
While the style of poppunk was already established with bands like Ramones and Buzzcocks, California’s Descendents modernised it and drew attention away from the main epicentres of New York and the UK. With the band arguably as popular as they’ve ever been right now, their strength of songwriting and influence on essentially all modern pop-punk bands is unquestionable. RAMONES
- RAMONES (1976)
Including this one on this list somehow feels like cheating, yet it would be impossible to reflect on perfect debut albums without including this milestone. Every song is of perfect punk rock standard, and the record has everything it needs. The Ramones might only have one song, but it’s the best punk rock song you’ll ever hear. DEAD KENNEDYS - FRESH FRUIT
While punk had always had a reactionary political side, a new level of social awareness and intelligence came with the surf-influenced hardcorepunk of Dead Kennedys. Moving beyond simple antigovernment protest music, Jello Biafra’s sardonic and sarcastic lyrics brought a new perspective and level of critique to the social issues of the time. While band’s like the Sex Pistols’ calls for anarchy weren’t much more than controversial slogans, Biafra and co had legitimate insight into socio-political affairs that very few other artists would go anywhere near. Combine that with a healthy dose of sharp wit and humour, plus some of the most innovative and original musicality in punk rock, and you’ve got one of the most important records in punk.
WITH MICHAEL CUSACK
With the year halfway gone, it’s my sincere obligation as a music journalist to present to you a list of my top releases for 2018. I’m so glad I can do this list in this format, and not as a social media post, where I’d have to bear the opinion of everyone else who for some reason thinks theirs should be seen as an addendum to my list, let alone heard at all? Shut up. This is my list. Go make your own. HARM’S WAY - POSTHUMAN
Imagine you took the tough guy metallic-hardcore archetype, gave it an education on Swedish death metal, informed it that it’s very much ‘in’ to be ‘into’ industrial music right now, scrapped the hypermasculine lyrics about facing your demons in favour of some serious contemplation of the technological horrors/wonders we find ourselves living amongst, and then sent that archetype off to take steroids. That’s this album. PARKWAY DRIVE - REVERENCE
To put it simply – this album rocks. Hell yeah, brother.
The roughly-monthly club night Plastic Dreams has been chugging away on the fringes of the Melbourne club scene for two years now, popping up at venues like Boney and Francis28 before finding a more permanent home at The Sub Club. To celebrate two years, on Saturday July 14 the team are chucking a big bash, with Butter Sessions label honchos Sleep D bringing their new live set out for the occasion. Exploring a distinctly Australian sounding take on deep and soulful house (minus the American motown samples), a Sleep D live set is always a special occasion, but it’s especially unusual for the duo to bring out the piles of synths and drum machines for events other than their own. Also on board for the night are esteemed selectors Moopie, Zobs Palace and Jess Zammit. Kicks off at 10pm.
JUDAS PRIEST - FIREPOWER
I’ve got big love for Halford, and a huge respect for Judas Priest and all the pioneering work they’ve done. However, this was something I had to learn in retrospect – the band had already released ten albums by the time I was born, and as a young child of nu I didn’t care to learn about the pioneering Dads that came before. That’s a really long way of saying that this is the first Judas Priest album I was ever truly engaged with from its day of release. It sounds modern. It’s tough and it’s got groove, but it’s still got that classic feel. Shout out to the Dads. GOST - POSSESSOR
Did you go to LAN parties as a kid? Maybe you still do? Is The Matrix one of your favourite films? Do you also like death metal and gratuitously crapping on about Satan and stuff, but you also have been to a handful of bush doofs and/ or raves? Ever double dropped before putting on your favourite goregrind album, or just want to know what that might feel like? Possessor is for you.
Speaking of birthdays, SouthBank club Xe54 are celebrating theirs on Saturday – their first in fact. The brand new venue has had a stellar 12 months, having been visited by the likes of Solomun, Sven Väth, Marcel Dettmann, Carl Craig, Gerd Janson, Kevin Saunderson, Mike Huckaby as well as local talent like Andras, Harvey Sutherland, Brooke Powers, Tornado Wallace, JNETT, Sleep D and plenty more. To mark the occasion, Xe54 are throwing open the doors five hours early for a 12-hour marathon from 5pm5am. Spinning tunes will be Barbutto, Chiara Kickdrum, Cassettes For Kids, Interstellar Fugitives, Sundelin, Dan Bentley, Paul Lynch, James Ware, Myles Mac, Groove Control, Bertie, Mel Mara, String Theorem, Fütwerk, Emily Roseman, Kovac, Edgework, Filippo, Lee Roid b2b with Jackson Ruan and Sanctum.
ROLO TOMASSI - TIME WILL
DIE AND LOVE WILL BURY IT
Prior to this record, Rolo Tomassi was one of those bands that sometimes had some moments that made me go, “Oh fuck yeah that rules, lemme fist bump,” but also made me sometimes think, “I’ve heard this before but better when The Dillinger Escape Plan/Converge did it and now I want to go listen to those bands instead.” This record isn’t like that – it’s like, “Woah, Rolo Tomassi is like totally its own thing now.” This is a truly gripping journey from start to finish, full of textures and troughs that we’ve never heard the band tackle before. Extra shoutouts to the albums I wasn’t going to write about a second time: High Tension - Purge, Møl - Jord, Drudkh - They Often See Dreams About The Spring, Zeal and Ardor - Stranger Fruit, Harakiri For The Sky - Arson, plus Rivers of Nihil Where Owls Know My Name, and all the singles that Attila have been releasing.
You might remember the shocking news of fire engulfing a DIY-warehouse club space in Oakland in 2016, while a 100% Silk label showcase night was happening. The electronic music world reeled from the news of 36 punters and artists losing their lives in the huge fire caused by an electrical fault. Fast forward to last week, the two club promoters have now been charged with 36 counts of manslaughter and will be enduring lengthy jail terms. I think this is a solid reminder for a community that heavily romanticises illegal raves in abandoned locations, that fire and safety codes exist for a reason and the safety of your patrons is no joke. If you’re going to throw a sneaky party somewhere, please be smart about it, enlist people who know what they’re doing to help. BEAT.COM.AU
LEAPS AND BOUNDS FESTIVAL
Leaps and Bounds Words by Claire Morley | Image by Naomi Lee Beveridge
As Leaps and Bounds soars into its sixth year of operation, the weather may be cold, but the lineup is hotly anticipated. Besides being downright spectacular, with the likes of Cosmo’s Midnight, Cable Ties, and Benny Walker appearing upon a huge list of names that will take part in a number of events, the lineup is notable for its diversity. Indigenous Australians, women, and members of the LGBTQI+ community are at the forefront, commanding attention in a domain they’ve so often experienced less than a positive welcome within. “The diversity on our bill this year is representative of the talent that exists within the City of Yarra,” Councillor Nguyen, Mayor of the City of Yarra, says. “Music is such an accessible art form for people, and particularly when it comes to such important issues that we’re facing at the moment, being able to break down some of those walls and barriers allows us to promote the wellbeing of our general community,” he explains. The ten-day festival focuses on bringing together members of the community of Yarra and beyond, at a time of year they may not otherwise venture out. It was originally conceived as a way for Yarra City Council to support the venues and artists within their boundaries during the cold, winter months. “We know that within the music industry, and the festival scene, there are a lot of festivals and events that happen towards the warmer months of the year. But one of the things that we lack is an event for the cooler months,” Councillor Nguyen says. But as time has gone, it has grown, beyond what was ever originally expected. And it’s done so with ease. “[Leaps and Bounds] has grown really organically. Venues are involved in the planning. They’re leveraging off each other, and in terms of events, artists, and branding, it’s such a success. This success has allowed it to become self-sustaining, and continue on into the future,” Councillor Nguyen says. “What’s great about the music industry is that it’s really community focussed. It’s about embracing the diversity we have, about embracing things that make our city great, and allowing the talent within our city to explore so many of the great things we have go on within our boundaries.”
With such a broad reach within a hugely multicultural and vibrant city, it’s no wonder the festival boasts such diversity. Councillor Nguyen is proud of the opportunity to engage and further unite the community that this diversity enables. “Diversity allows our communities to have better access to all parts of the community – which is what’s really great about Leaps and Bounds. It allows people to explore different artists, and to engage with them. It’s important for us to continue to develop that, and promote that diversity, and ensure that our community gets along,” he says. An important part of Leaps and Bounds, and one of the best opportunities it provides to learn and engage, is Smith Street Dreaming. Featuring a myriad of Indigenous arts, music and culture, the free, annual event is a celebration of the many mobs that make up Aboriginal Australia, all in a place of great significance to the community. The streets of Yarra City are home to several different Aboriginal organisations, including Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and the Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport & Recreation centre, and this is no coincidence. “Collingwood and Fitzroy has always been the heart of Aboriginal and Indigenous activism. That comes from the ‘60s and ‘70s, when a number of the communities were leaving the missions that existed within Victoria, and finding connections and community. To this day [Yarra City] remains the heartland of that support,” Councillor Nguyen says. Councillor Nguyen is particularly well-versed in Indigenous rights and history within his community and council. He serves as the Executive Officer of Tarwirri, a membership body for Indigenous law students and lawyers, that works to promote awareness of legal and policy issues that affect
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Victoria. “What Smith Street Dreaming does is showcase and promote the amazing things that have happened on that land for tens of thousands of years. It’s about taking people on a journey, and sharing the experiences of our Indigenous community with our wider community,” Councillor Nguyen explains. But for that wider community, diversity means nothing if it’s not accessible. Ten percent of Yarra City’s community is home to public housing residents, Councillor Nguyen says. As such, the council has ensured that much of the festival is completely free of charge, with many events open to families of all ages. “We know that unfortunately for some people in our communities, finances are an issue. And we want to have things that we do in the City of Yarra accessible to everyone,” he says. There are changes to come for future iterations of the festival. To become even more inclusive, Councillor Nguyen has worked extensively with disability advisory teams and venues to ensure accessibility for all abilities. And as we look forward to future winters filled with chilly, music-filled evenings, Councillor Nguyen assures the music loving populous that there’s only better things to come. “Our venues within the City of Yarra have always had that inclusivity and diversity with what they’re trying to achieve. But more and more, the community is coming along on that journey,” he says. “We have such talent within our community, such talent within our walls, such amazing people and bands and musicians that are able to showcase their acts. For me, it’s hoping to become bigger and better, and utilising more of our venues and what we have here.”
“Music is such an accessible art form for people…being able to break down some of those walls and barriers allows us to promote the wellbeing of our general community.” Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will take place in venues and locations throughout the City of Yarra from Friday July 13 until Sunday July 22.
JULY 13 - 22, 2018
From Sydney’s inner west to the world stage, Cosmo’s Midnight have been honing their standout performance. With their debut album What Comes Next on the horizon, grab a taste of what’s to come and still get to bed early. Corner Hotel, Friday July 13, 1.30pm
He Cries Diamonds
Welcome to an evening celebrating Melbourne’s creative LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. There’ll be an art exhibition and a drag performance by Manzer upstairs, while downstairs will host live music from He Cries Diamonds, Electric Toothbrush, and Infraghosts. The Old Bar, Tuesday July 17, 6pm
FEMMES ON FIRE
These girls are on fire, and ready to ignite the stage. Host Miss Friby will be joined by an array of incredible performers in a revamped bandroom. Custom lighting will illuminate the songwriters in all their womanly glory. Bar Open, Saturday July 14, 8pm
Georgia State Line
ACID COUNTRY – PBS OUTSIDE BROADCAST
Get behind the magic of radio, as everyone’s favourite local station gears up for Acid Country. Join PBS’ longest running host, David Heard, as he broadcasts live, with Van and Cal Walker, Sarah Carroll and Georgia State Line Duo, all performing. Rainbow Hotel, Thursday July 19, 3pm
SONGS AND WORDS WITH UNCLE JACK CHARLES
At 73 years old, Aboriginal Elder Uncle Jack Charles has lived a full life. From prison to presenting hauntingly beautiful words and songs on stage, the musician, actor and potter, has made a beautiful life beyond addiction. Join him for an evening to remember. Saint Charlie, Friday July 20, 7pm
WOMEN OF COUNTRY
Five of Australia’s rising female country artists are coming together. Fresh from touring with Eilen Jewell is Georgia State Line, who’ll be joined by Brooke Russell’s new act The Canyon Callers, Roz Girvan, multi-instrumentalist Cat Canteri and Mandy Connell. The Standard Hotel, Sunday July 22, 5pm
GIRLS TO THE FRONT
Girls to the Front is bringing the ‘Creme de la Femme’ of female and female-identifying artists to the stage, celebrating this beautiful part of the industry that has been historically pushed to the back. Celebrate the underrepresented voices, as they sing out, loud and proud. Laundry Bar, Thursday July 19, Doors 7pm
BEER X BANDS
FLIGHT TO AFRICA
Beer and music, what’s not to love? July will bring together Two Birds Brewing, Australia’s first completely female owned brewery, and LISTEN, an organisation that promotes visibility of marginalised folk in Australian music. Performances will come from Bella Quinlan, Cyanide Thornton, and Dannika. The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Friday July 20, 8.30pm
Foreign Brothers and Stani Goma present a unique trip into the sounds of local African-Australian musicians aiming to make you move and dance. From hip hop to neo-soul, Afrobeat and funk to Panafrican traditional music, the lineup celebrates the scene’s diversity. Evelyn Hotel, Saturday July 21, 8pm
For the young, or young at heart, Playtime will celebrate the beauty and nature of music and play. Performances by Fitzroy Clubhouse royalty Girl Zone and YSB will provide the soundtrack for a day filled with art workshops, dance parties, and more. Schoolhouse Studios, Saturday July 21, 1pm
Porpoise Spit are finally releasing new music, and they’re doing so with all the style you’d expect – think dramatic performances of monologues from Muriel’s Wedding, and an ABBA dance off. Cable Ties, Loobs, DJ Nature Girl, and Shrimpwitch are along for the ride. The Tote Hotel, Saturday July 21, 8pm
King Parrot will play their first all ages show in a very long time, before entertaining those over a certain age for the evening. Joined by Harlott, Private Function and Cast Down, this is a comeback to remember. Bendigo Hotel, Saturday July 21, 1pm
SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Scandinavian Film Festival By Kate Streader
In the lead up to the Scandinavian Film Festival, festival founder and director Elysia Zeccola heads overseas to scout films for the program; watching up to five films a day in search of the perfect picks. Her job description entails everything from working on the logistics of the festival to rubbing shoulders with directors and actresses. Zeccola was drawn to Scandinavian film upon noticing the original and potent work coming from the region. Later she was inspired to develop a festival for its films because nobody seemed to be paying attention to the work that was being produced by Nordic filmmakers. “The Nordic countries produce some of the most unique, exciting and sophisticated films,” Zeccola says. “These countries have their similarities and their differences. A droll sense of humour seems to be a common link. The landscapes and settings of the films are so exotic and unique, but the themes are universal.” Zeccola noted that many of the Nordic films screened at Cannes and other film festivals weren’t being picked up for Australian screenings and decided to do something about it – creating the Scandinavian Film Festival in 2014 as a platform to deliver these international works to Australian audiences. “In the first year we were blown away by the reaction, opening with more than 20,000 admissions. We have now doubled that,” Zeccola says. “I must admit, I did expect this festival to be popular because Nordic films are so strong. Australians are discerning filmgoers and everything Scandi is in fashion, from design to cuisine.” In the years since its debut, the festival has grown and developed with the film scene, with Nordic trends influencing the range of genres and themes happening within the cinema stemming from the region. “When we started the festival, gritty Nordic noir TV series had become very popular and crime dramas are a genre the Scandi’s excel in, so those
films – like the Department Q series – were the most popular films,” Zeccola says. “Now, I’m starting to see more comedies emerging such as Amateurs, winner of the Best Nordic Film in Goteborg. Immigration remains a topical subject, so each year more and more films explore this complex issue.” This year, the festival’s offering involves a broad range of films, sweeping from crime and mystery to comedy and drama. Zeccola’s standards are high when it comes to curating the program, spending her nights at home making her way through releases from the past 12 months as well as travelling to Cannes, Berlin and Goteborg Film Festivals. “Rather than a festival that focusses on many films from around the world, or a festival that focuses on one country, the festival highlights the best films from the last 12 months from five exciting Nordic countries, each with their own distinct voice,” Zeccola says. “The acting and directing across the board is of an exceptional standard and there are some great stories with interesting themes.” Zeccola recognises that many Australian viewers are turned off by subtitles, making films from English speaking countries a natural fall-back, though she encourages viewers to approach foreign films with an open mind. “I’d encourage anyone that thinks reading subtitles is hard to give it a go because you don’t notice that you’re reading five minutes into the film and these stories are so engaging and entertaining,” she says. This year’s festival boasts a slather of choices, with many of the award winning films set to make their Australian debut at the festival. “The title for A Horrible Woman caught my interest and I went in
thinking I’d hate it, so I was surprised to find myself enjoying this provocative and entertaining Danish film about a relationship that becomes very dysfunctional. It’s bound to divide people,” Zeccola says. She describes other highlights such as Thelma as, “a beautifully shot Norwegian supernatural drama,” and Under The Tree as “part absurd comedy, part family drama, with a great script and a punchy pace from start to finish. “Border is a Cannes-awarded highlight about a customs official with an acute sense of smell. This film is a real genre-bending trip,” Zeccola explains. Describing another of her favourites, What Will People Say is a moving “cross-cultural drama about a Norwegian teenager clashing with her traditional Pakistani parents.” Aside from the obvious region-based differences, what sets the Scandinavian Film Festival apart from other film festivals is Zeccola’s devotion to creating an immersive experience for festivalgoers. Scandinavian Film Festival hosts interactive events, such as their opening night party, which allow attendees to experience the region’s flavours with cocktails and smorrebrod – a Danish delicacy – as well as bringing industry talent to the festival to provide filmgoers with Q&A sessions. “I think audience engagement is an important part of organising festivals,” Zeccola says. “I hope everyone enjoys a great night out at the movies. Films can transport us to other parts of the world, open our minds, move us, make us think, make us laugh, or all of the above.”
“The Nordic countries produce some of the most unique, exciting and sophisticated films…The landscapes and settings… are so exotic and unique, but the themes are universal.” The 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival will take place from Thursday July 12 until Sunday July 29 at Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Westgarth, and Palace Cinema Como. Tickets are available at scandinavianfilmfestival.com and all venues.
JULY 12 - 29, 2018
UNDER THE TREE
WHILE WE LIVE
A HORRIBLE WOMAN
THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE
Marrying universal themes of growing up with supernatural elements, this sci-fi drama is a suspenseful watch masking an underlying message that will resonate with any viewer. The arthouse style thriller follows Thelma as she heads to university in Oslo, leaving her strict parents and rural hometown for the first time. Upon arriving at university, Thelma discovers she holds terrifying psychokinetic powers, throwing her into a tumultuous journey of self-discovery.
Upon deciding to open a new Swedish location, German supermarket chain Superbilly are met with demand by the residents of Lafors to bring the new store to their small town and, hopefully, boost the local economy. To win over the supermarket chain, the town community board decides to make a promotional video that showcases the heart of their community. When the video is put into the hands of a few local high school students, the results are novelettish and highly amateur.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY
Nisha has been juggling her roles as a conservative highschool student at home with her strict parents and a partygoing teenager who sneaks out at night to meet her friends – a double life which is stripped away when her parents announce they’re sending her to live in Pakistan against her wishes. The partially-autobiographical piece explores the peaks and troughs of adolescence and trying to please everyone. What Will People Say is a powerful piece exploring the roles of women and immigrants in modern society.
Heavy Trip is a hilarious tale of a heavy metal band trying to make their mark on the world. Having spent 12 years playing covers in his band Impaled Rektum, without ever penning an original tune or performing for an audience, Turo decides to grab the bull by its horns when offered a chance to perform at one of Norway’s biggest heavy metal festivals. Along with his bandmates, Turo steals a van and flees to Norway, resulting in the road-trip of a lifetime full.
After receiving word that his surrogate father, Peter, is terminally ill, Kristan returns to his hometown of Gribskov for the first time in five years. Upon his arrival, he’s met with the realisation that the small town still holds him accountable for the accident that drove him out and tore his family apart half a decade ago. Tensions simmer as Peter denotes his final wish for everyone to get along.
The Saint Bernard Syndicate follows two European entrepreneurs, Rasmus and Frederik, on their unique endeavour to build an empire breeding Saint Bernard dogs in China. The journey is fuelled by news that Rasmus has ALS, inspiring Frederik to teach him to seize the moment and live life his way. The pair move to China, with their own Saint Bernard along for the ride, only to realise that their business model might not be as flawless as they’d pictured.
Accused of cheating, 30-something year old Alti is kicked out by his wife and forced to move back in with his parents. Drama ensues when his parents Inga and Baldvin clash with their neighbour and old friend Konrad and his wife Eybjorg. The passive aggressive dispute turns into an all-out war full of petty attacks, from property damage to stolen pets. All the while, Alti struggles to come to terms with his damaged relationship.
After meeting Marie at a party, Rasmus falls head over heels and a relationship quickly flourishes. Thinking he’s met his dream woman, the soft-natured Rasmus is brought crashing down to earth upon learning that Marie might not be as wonderful as he first thought. The Danish box-office hit explores the influences of perspective within intimate relationships. Is Marie really a horrible woman or are Rasmus’ timid tendencies and reluctance to communicate to blame?
World-renowned prima ballerina Darling is returning to Copenhagen to dance the lead in the Royal Danish Ballet’s production of Giselle. But when her hidden hip condition causes her to collapse at rehearsals, her role falls to understudy, and fragile novice, Polly. Unable to let go, Darling decides to train Polly, but her devastation at becoming second fiddle is starting to wreak havoc on the production, and her marriage.
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When did you first start making music and what led you there? Lost Woods started when I met Pete at a mutual friend’s Christmas in July party in about 2014. We were both outsiders there, so we stuck together. The conversation went “You play music? I play music! Let’s start a band.” Tell us about your new single ‘Cinnamon’. ‘Cinnamon’ is a bit of a departure from the grungey, ‘90s-influenced sound of our previous releases. We tried to focus on creating an ethereal, delicate soundscape, where Pete’s vocals can really shine, I hope we achieved that. The song is about the childhood friends who’ve stayed with you your whole life. What do you love about making music? It’s heaps of fun. It’s a great creative outlet you get to share with mates. You get to meet other like-minded people, who you wouldn’t necessarily meet in your day to day life. That all combines and creates a little community of musical weirdos, which in a place like Adelaide is pretty awesome. How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? I always suck at this, Pete loves really upbeat indie-pop like The Jungle Giants and Meg Mac, whereas Sam and I go for sad, introspective stuff like The National, Moses Sumney and Big Thief. Our sound is most likely somewhere in the middle of that, but much, much worse.
Jack and The Kids
When did you first start making music and what led you there? We started writing music for the band back in 2014. It started off as just a solo project for myself, but by the start of 2015 we were a four-piece – as we are today. Tell us about your new single ‘Television Hero’. The inspiration for this song came about in the winter of 2017 where we wrote about feelings of self-doubt, insecurities and the feeling of always second guessing everything you do. Written as a letter to somebody who may have recently failed at reaching a goal, it explores overcoming that failure and looking forward to what the future holds. What do you love about making music? The thing I love is that I’ve actually made a lot of new friends, mainly from bands we’ve met and people involved within the industry. How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? We’ve evolved over the years from more of a folk-rock sound in the beginning, to the alternative-rock sound we are today. I always had a vision that I wanted us to have hints of bands such as Birds of Tokyo, The Jezabels and The Temper Trap. What can we expect from your Melbourne show? We’ve got some great supports on board for our Melbourne show, including Club Yorke, Donnarumma and Slowcoaching, so make sure you come along to see all of them. Jack and The Kids will perform at The Catfish on Friday July 20, with support from Club
Lost Woods will perform at Whole Lotta Love on Sunday August 5. ‘Cinnamon’ is out now,
Yorke, Donnarumma and Slowcoaching. Their single ‘Television Hero’ is out now.
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“The guitar is its own influence….the guitar is really telling me what to do and what to say. I’m not exactly in charge in that relationship.”
Guitarist Kaki King has been touring for years, but this time she’s giving her guitar centre stage. In her new show, King uses projection mapping to make a movie screen out of her guitar, a white-onwhite Ovation Adamas 1581-KK. And, yes, the ‘KK’ does stand for Kaki King. “This show is influenced by the guitar itself,” says King. “Nine records in, I’m not really at a point where I’m looking outside of me for influences. I think the guitar is its own influence. What the show is saying is that the guitar is really telling me what to do and what to say. I’m not exactly in charge in that relationship, and that’s what’s reflected in the show.” In her show The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body, images both trippy and realistic dance across King’s instrument: spirals, starbursts, a pottery wheel and a swarm of bees. The guitar is fixed in place during the show, so that visuals can be precisely projectionmapped onto its surface. Here, King’s music is earthy and meditative, with eerie reverberations reminiscent of SQÜRL or Bauhaus. “If you sit towards the back – which I recommend – you can take in everything simultaneously,” says King. “The guitar coming to life visually in this way is just stunning, even to me, after all this time. I’ll look at the guitar, and it looks unreal. It doesn’t look like it should exist. It’s really thrilling. This is a show unlike any other; it’s a show for music lovers as well as people who are interested in looking at things.” Anyone who’s spent a Christmas in Melbourne has seen how projection mapping can turn the side of a building into art. King wanted to see if the technology could work on a smaller scale, and partnered with visual production house Glowing Pictures to craft the show.
“Projection mapping is usually in an architectural space,” says King. “I thought, ‘This is really fabulous, but how could this be applied to me?’ Then it popped into my head. ‘Can this be done on a guitar? Can it travel? Can it be stable?’ There were a lot of logistical questions that had to be answered before anything else.” However, when King first pitched the project about two years ago, the reaction was lukewarm. “The people that I worked with at the time really didn’t get it,” says King. “They didn’t see what the show was, what it promised, how it changed me as an artist. But, fortunately, that led to me changing people, and getting some people that understood that this wasn’t just Kaki plus visuals – it was a whole new thing, completely unique in the world.” King plans to follow up The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body with a larger and more elaborate visually-driven show titled Data Not Found. Using visualisations to draw meaning from data, the new show will attempt to navigate the seas of information in which most of us currently flounder. Max Bernstein, who helped craft the dynamic visuals for The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body, will be designing animations and other visuals for the new show.
Any artist touring Australia is, naturally, obligated to say how much they love the friendly Aussie crowds and beautiful landscapes, and King is no exception. However, King’s sincerity is shown by the fact that she’s visited the Land Down Under 11 times before, once for her honeymoon. The pinnacles and white sand dunes of Western Australia are among her favourite landscapes, she says. “For me, it’s the access to this amazing urban culture that’s incredibly with-it and savvy, but you’re also steps away from an exotic landscape,” she explains. “Of all the audiences around the world, I think [the show] is built for an Australian audience more than anything. It has both the classiness and the precision of what you might expect from Australian theatre, as well as the excitement and joy with which Australians always seem to experience music. There won’t be many performances of this show after Australia. I couldn’t be happier that it’s coming to Oz.” BY ZACHARY SNOWDON SMITH
“There are no pensions in this game… Fortunately I enjoy what I do. If the travelling is easy and I eat and drink, I’ll keep doing it.”
At 74 years old, Albert Lee isn’t a man without experience, stories and prestige. The legendary guitarist known for his improvisation and hybrid picking technique has been in the game since the ‘50s, and his tales are countless. “I’m in Japan at the moment with Peter Asher,” Lee says. “We do a show of stories between two acoustic guitars and we came to the conclusion we have 100 years of stories between us – of course, we’re well into our 70s. “We do a lot of old songs associated with the two of us and we tell stories around the songs, which of course is a little more difficult in Japan – you’re not sure if they’re really understanding everything.” And Lee is still touring, drumming up even more stories to tell as he traipses around the world, playing venues all over in year-long celebrations to mark his 75th birthday. “I always tell everybody, there are no pensions in this game,” Lee jokes. “Fortunately I enjoy what I do. If the travelling is easy and I eat and drink, I’ll keep doing it.” It’s not like Lee is short of material. Indeed, his improvisation skills are revolutionary; he still has the creative spark for performance. “There are a lot of guys that play like me now. But, you pass on the baton. I still enjoy playing, it’s still exciting, and every now and then you surprise yourself.” The figurative baton will likely be passed onto attendees and musicians at the Melbourne Guitar Show, where Lee will make an appearance. With so 24 BEAT.COM.AU
Catch Kaki King with Marc Ribot at Melbourne Recital Centre on Monday August 13.
many people citing him as an influence on their own playing, it’s always nice for the guitarist to remember he was once in the same position. “I’ve had a lot of influences over the years,” he says, “My big hero James Burton is still out there, a few years older than me, gigging all the time. I like to think I still have something to offer, even though there are so many great players out there now. “There are far more guitar players in the world now than when I started playing in the late ‘50s.” When Lee tours and gets back in touch with the current scene, he uses it as a time to explore and discover shifts and changes in the scene. Within the realms of acoustic playing, there are some on the bill, some who have approached him, who Lee is impressed and intrigued by. “There are a lot of good players out there,” he says. “I started out loving country music but country has changed a lot and I can’t say that I really like a lot of the stuff coming out of Nashville now – they’re good players, good singers – but the kind of music I like is called Americana. “It was always country music until about 20 years ago when it became more pop. You don’t seem to hear a clean guitar on those Nashville records any
more, it’s more of a rock‘n’roll guitar,” Lee says. “When I got involved with it I had something to introduce to country music, because I came from an English rock‘n’roll background and people seemed to like what I was doing – now it’s gone completely that way. “The guys who play on those records owe more to Eric Clapton than they do to Chet Atkins. It’s a different kind of music, to me anyway.” No thoughts of retirement, no thoughts of going out and playing golf (“It’s a bit late for that, really”), Lee is adamant he’ll keep playing as long as he can. “I’ll always play the guitar. I’d like to slow down a bit and spend more time at home, but the gigs are there, and I remember when they weren’t always there. I’m working more now than I’ve ever done. I’m grateful for that.” BY ANNA ROSE
Albert Lee will feature at Melbourne Guitar Show, taking over Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5.
“People take what they want from the songs, and we just hope to be able to create a little moment in time when we play live to connect with it.”
There are a lot of feelings and emotions stirred up by ‘Do Something About It’, the latest in lo-fi jazz hop from Slum Sociable. “I’m constantly impressing myself,” jokes production master and guitarist Cregan Quinn. Most emotive and soulful numbers such as this would capture an experience, but Slum Sociable capture a moment. “The circumstances when we wrote that song, we were in New York, a snowstorm, and that’s what came out. We went into the studio with no expectations and didn’t think it was that special. Whenever we showed it to someone, it’s the one that’s been most catching – the reception’s been great.” ‘Can’t Figure It Out’, the second single from their upcoming LP is equally, if not more, powerful. “Similarly, we didn’t think much of it,” says Quinn. “You give it to people and they’re attracted to it. The key for us is to write as many songs as possible so it’s easy to let go of stuff you’ve enjoyed when the culling process beings. “They were all written pretty quickly, and anything that’s stewed on too long loses its mystique or appeal, to us at least. Those two are really good experiences.” Slum Sociable have always put their heart and soul into their work, the latest material following suit and playing out very much according to their stories and experiences. Though getting the message over to an audience so that they too can relate can be a difficult task. “Miller’s vocals are brilliant and his tone is emotive, so it’s always going to be associated with an emotional song. Every song has this emotive undertone. “In a live context his technique creates a
moment,” Quinn says. “People latch onto different lyrics. I’ve had people come up to me after a show, [for example] in New Zealand people were like, ‘We love to fornicate to ‘Castle’’ and it’s like, well, the context isn’t necessarily about that but if you’re into that then that’s totally fine. I guess what I’m trying to say is, people take whatever they want out of the songs and apply it to their own circumstance, and that’s awesome. “People come up and tell us that a song helped them through a rough time – on that particular night we had people telling us they liked to have sex to that song; that’s fine. People take what they want from the songs and we just hope to be able to create a little moment in time when we play live to connect with it on a personal basis. “People who come to our shows are really openminded with what they want to hear. We’ve played songs three years ago and people have come up to us and asked that we play it though we never released it. I feel like we’ve got a really smart, intelligent group of people listening to our stuff.” There’ll be more material for people to connect to, whatever way they wish, when Slum Sociable hit
the road. The duo have a couple of new tracks they’ll be debuting, and as far as reactions, Quinn isn’t sure what to expect. “I think our fans are really open to us testing on them,” he says. “For such a long time we only had five or six songs out, so a long set would be comprised of new stuff that people had never heard. It’s good to test the waters. “The two we’ve released certainly evoke a very emotive feel. We’ve got other tracks that feel a lot more upbeat, maybe similar to our earlier stuff. It’s not a conscious decision of ours when we go into the studio. The songs we’ll play live have a more, almost soul feel in terms of how upbeat they are, definitely songs you can party to.”
Slum Sociable will play The Night Cat on Friday July 13, Barwon Club on Friday July 27, and Karova Lounge on Saturday July 28.
BY ANNA ROSE
Real Friends They call it “realist poppunk” – a hybrid genre that originally got its kicks on misunderstood youth, teenage rebellion and skating your girl troubles away before branching off into a new generation of bands throughout the 2010s. While a lot of the stylistic mannerisms remained somewhat similar, these bands took a more emotive and strikingly-honest lyrical approach, contemplating life outside of their small towns and the ever-present loneliness of 21st-century living. If you were to look at some of the more important names associated with this wave, Real Friends would find themselves toward the top of the list. Hailing from Tinley Park, some 30 minutes south-east of Chicago, the quintet have struck a chord with listeners approaching the genre in hopes of something empathetic and direct. “We’re not afraid to put ourselves out there,” says Dan Lambton, the band’s lead vocalist, when queried on what it is about bands like Real Friends that leave such an indelible mark. “We don’t shy away from the little details. Whether we’re feeling joy, or pain, or frustration – it all goes into the music. We’re able to articulate what it is that we’re going through, and I think that’s why it speaks to people.” Conversation turns to the connection Real Friends have established with their fans since their 2010 formation, and Lambton is incredibly humble when he speaks about the kindness shown to him
“We don’t shy away from the little details. Whether we’re feeling joy, or pain, or frustration – it all goes into the music.” and his bandmates when it comes to correspondence from listeners. “It’s a very surreal thing for us,” he says. “Growing up, we had a lot of bands that we connected with – The Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack and blink-182, to name a few. The fact that we are that band for people that age now honestly makes this whole thing so rewarding. I can be as specific as I want about a certain subject, and yet the music is malleable enough to accommodate for other people’s own views and to be reflective of their own experiences. That doesn’t take anything away from what I went through to write that song – whatever it comes to mean to them, that’s fucking awesome.” Real Friends’ third studio album, entitled Composure, is a record that further carves the band’s niche of dynamic choruses and high-energy soundscapes, matched with autobiographical and straight-shooting lyricism. Lambton notes that a lot of Composure’s lyric writing, shared with bassist Kyle Fasel, came from a low point in his own mental health – and, by proxy, his efforts to get out of that. “When we were in the studio, I was in the middle of a manic episode,” Lambton says bluntly. The sentence cuts directly to the point, almost to the point of being taken aback entirely.
“I was off the walls, extremely hyperactive. I was a lot to be around. What that also meant, however, was that I had a lot of creative energy to go around. Some of the lyrics were written as a product of that,” “We already had an idea of where the record was headed conceptually, but writing that back-half of the record really brought it all home.” Lambton is also quick to note the team effort that came with putting these songs together – after all, the band has held the same lineup for almost its entire lifespan, and they unquestionably perceive themselves to be the sum of all their working parts. “What was different about this record’s writing as opposed to the last one [2016’s The Home Inside My Head] was that we were throwing to each other for guidance a lot more,” Lambton explains. “When it came to putting together the vocal melodies, Kyle and I would have Dave [Knox, guitarist] in the room with us, as well as Mike [Green, producer/engineer]. If we were looking at the lyrics at the same time, they’d guide us on where to paraphrase, where to cut lines and where to adhere to a particular meter. It gave the songs such a bigger impact by having that input. I think that’s why this record feels a lot more immediate and a lot more in-the-moment.”
Real Friends will release Composure on Friday July 13 via Fearless Records/ Caroline Australia.
BY DAVID JAMES YOUNG
Luca Brasi “There’s no separation between stuff that can be seen as political and music. That’s what music’s always been about.”
Over the past few years, Luca Brasi has become a name as synonymous with Tasmania as Cascade, Blundstone, and MONA. For Tyler Richardson, Patrick Marshall, Thomas Busby and Danny Flood, the band’s intentional association with their home state began when they were mocked on the mainland for being Tasmanian. “Tassie wasn’t cool ten years ago, and now it’s cool,” Richardson says. “Our big thing was always like, ‘Let’s take it the other way and have fun with it and say, “Fuck yeah, we’re from Tassie.”’ Everything has Tassie all over it.” By everything, Richardson even means his body. He has a tattoo of a scar on his left shoulder; a nod to the frequent joke amongst Tasmanians about having to get their second head removed. Luca Brasi’s love of the Apple Isle is clearly reciprocal, with cricketing legend David Boon and former premier David Bartlett among their fans. “People from Tasmania are so proud of Tasmanian people doing anything so it feels like if we’re winning a bit, then Tassie’s winning a bit,” Richardson says. Over two years in the making, Luca Brasi’s latest offering Stay explores the highs and lows of growing up, a theme that’s unsurprising given the album’s production coincided with some big life changes in the band. While Richardson began a career in teaching, Flood and Marshall became fathers. Richardson says lyrically the record is about “trying to come to terms with what is expected of you and what you’re actually doing and if that actually matters, and trying to process that at the same time and see what actually is going to work for you and make you feel like you’ve achieved something.
“When you get to 30, there’s a million things it seems like you’re supposed to have done,” he says. “I probably think more than I should about that sort of stuff, but I think everyone probably does.” It’s this honesty and relatability that has contributed to Luca Brasi’s success. “Over the weekend we met a bunch of people who said that this music’s helped them get through a hard time and that’s insane to us. We never thought we’d impact on anyone’s life like that,” Marshall says. While Stay is the most lyrically vulnerable of Luca Brasi’s releases, Richardson admits he was initially scared to lay his emotions bare to his bandmates. “Before the last album I’d probably be a little bit hesitant to write certain stuff and show certain things to people, but now that you’ve done it a couple of times you realise that it’s a safe space,” he says. Wanting to add a different dynamic to the record, Marshall suggested bringing Darren Cordeux from Kisschasy on board to co-produce Stay. “What we really wanted from this record was to work really hard on those hooks, make the choruses as big as we could,” Marshall says. “We’re always working towards that anyway, but he’d throw in little tiny ideas which might not sound like much, but when you put it in
the context of the song, it makes the whole song a hundred times better.” Grateful for the friends and experiences that music has given them, Luca Brasi agree that if the band were to end tomorrow, they’d be happy with all they’ve achieved. “It’s more than we ever thought we would’ve done,” Flood says. “I was sitting down with our manager when we first got him on board and he said, ‘I have a bit of a pipe dream of selling out the Corner Hotel,’ and I was like ‘Have another beer Kelly, whatever.’ To do that was a huge thing. Anything from there and anything before that is just a bonus.” Not ones to shy away from expressing their opinions, the band are all for using their platform to talk about causes they strongly believe in. “I feel like there’s no separation between stuff that can be seen as political and music. That’s what music’s always been about,” Richardson says. “It’s so easy for these things to get put on the back burner. A big part of the duty of musicians and of people that aren’t musicians is to keep ensuring it’s at the forefront.
Luca Brasi’s fourth album Stay is out now via Cooking Vinyl Australia. They’ll take over The Croxton Bandroom on Friday August 24.
BY AMY HALL
Nothing But Thieves Following their sold out tour last December, Nothing But Thieves are preparing to return to Australian shores off the back of their latest creation ‘Broken Machine’. It’s an emotionally charged album that was inspired by the highs and lows they’ve encountered on their musical journey. “There were a lot of things that happened on the road, especially with myself with mental health issues and sleep problems,” frontman Conor Mason explains. “I think during the eye of the storm, it came through that we weren’t all right about these sort of things, so in a way the dark times of the band helped to produce our album.” Nothing But Thieves have certainly faced a rollercoaster of highs and lows throughout their journey, but Mason believes that the band has developed significantly over the years. “We’ve worked so hard, we work on what we do every single day, so I think we’ve become better songwriters,” Mason says. “I feel like with anything you do, you need more practice so that you can become better at what you craft. You improve daily because you want to work on it.” Mason draws his musical influences from a wide range of genres, from rhythm and blues, to hip hop, to heavy metal, in order to find inspiration. “I’m the biggest Radiohead fan,” Mason says. “I could expand on genres, but I guess for me it’s more about whatever is good and whatever sparks your interest. You can be influenced by anything.”
“In a weird way, I’ve already achieved my dreams; I’m here and I’m proud of us and myself.” Nothing But Thieves are also keen to tour Australia again, reveling in the energy of their Aussie fans. “Australia is such a wonderful place, the weather is fantastic and I’m obsessed with the food, you’ve got it right,” Mason says. “Part of it is that we don’t get to go out so far away; the fans are so energetic and the shows are always insane so I’m looking forward to more of that. “My style of frontman is to be totally immersed in the music and very personal with everyone. If I can get across that I’m enjoying myself, which I do anyway, but I want to show that I’m totally immersed because it engages people.” He recalls one of his most treasured moments with the band as the first time ever played Reading Festival in the UK, something of a ‘pinch-me’ moment for the singer. “It’s the festival we went to as kids and festivals are so important to us,” Mason says. “England can be quite mundane, but then the sun comes out for a little bit – honestly when Reading Festival is on, the sun always comes out, and you head down there to see your favourite bands. For me, playing the main stage there was incredible for us.”
Japan is another favourite touring location for Mason, who loves how quirky it is. A destination so far removed from what he’s used to. “Japan is a completely different world. I feel like I’m stepping into a different planet while I’m there,” Mason says. ‘The culture is different, they’re quite reserved people and in a way it’s like taking a holiday when you go there, it’s refreshing.” Nothing But Thieves are stoked with what they’ve achieved on their musical journey, but for Mason the band can always continue growing and developing. “For us, if we can keep playing shows and never stay on the same platform – just keep growing – then I’ll be happy because that’d be good for me,” Mason says. “In a weird way, I’ve already achieved my dreams; I’m here and I’m proud of us and myself. “You’ve got to do something that makes you happy and work at it. It’s very important to maintain that happiness and not get lost. I think that happens a lot with people in my career. For me, it’s always about finding something you love and letting it kill you, that’s what I like to say. Life’s too short to not be happy.” BY CHRISTINE TSIMBIS
Nothing But Thieves will play at the Forum Theatre on Sunday July 29.
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Regina Spektor Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Sunday July 8
Regina Spektor was utterly delightful as she offered up her brand of quirky, sincere and profound songwriting to Hamer Hall. Peppering the night with various playful and spirited moments, alongside others more sombre and heart wrenching, it was a beautifully put together show from a truly masterful artist. What was so endearing was the air of loveable awkwardness, even comedy, throughout. This was the case from the outset, as Spektor dotted onto the stage apparently dazed and unfocused, before she sat down and said a soft “hello,” sipped on some water and remarked that she’d forgotten her set list. Her youthful innocence and playful humour was immediately infectious, and the audience latched on with ease. Though she began quietly, Spektor grasped the crowd’s attention in full force when she opened with ‘Folding Chair’. Ears instantly pricked as she went from such a shy and hesitant introduction to performing this upbeat track with gusto, yielding her adored trademark vocals with absolute perfection. She moved across her catalogue throughout the near two-hour performance, taking on early tracks such as ‘Prisoners’ and ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ from 2002’s Songs, ‘Us’ from Soviet Kitsch (2004) and ‘Blue Lips’, ‘Wallet’ and ‘Machine’ from Far (2009). For her rendition of ‘Poor Little Rich Boy’, Spektor moved from the grand piano to an unassuming electric organ, which she played with one hand alongside creating a sensational beat with a chair and a drumstick in the other. Continuing on the organ, Spektor played ‘Ballad Of A Politician’. She prefaced the song by wryly saying, “Isn’t it just lovely how politics always attracts the kindest people, who are so tender and really have our best interests at heart?” The remark offered a perfect moment of tonguein-cheek comedy, while not sugar-coating the brazen message Spektor was about to deliver. A slew of tracks from her most recent record, Remember Us To Life also came, including the cheerful and peppy ‘Older and Taller’ and the deeply emotional ‘Grand Hotel’, ‘The Light’ and ‘Obsolete’. It’s been nearly two decades since Spektor started gracing the world with her music, and with each passing song she continues to showcase just how intelligent, engaged and moving she is. Spektor is gifted at creating a space for people to share feelings of being lost, looking or misunderstood – and being as raw
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and vulnerable as she was in her delivery, she had the room feeling intensely intimate. Continuing this theme, ‘Loveology’ – an unrecorded track that’s done the rounds on Youtube and at other live performances – proved a particular highlight, while her standing ovation-induced encore of ‘Samson’ was by all means too. Regina Spektor is no doubt one of those rare talents, precious and fragile, that the world truly needs. BY ABBEY LEW-KEE
‘Loveology’. show started 30 minutes late. CROWD FAVOURITE: ‘Samson’. HIGHLIGHT:
Angie McMahon Corner Hotel, Friday 6 July
Selling out a show at the Corner Hotel is no small feat, particularly for an artist who has only released two songs. While the weather outside was dismal, Melbourne-based supports Merpire and RAT!hammock warmed up the bandroom nicely, leaving the crowd buzzing with anticipation. Endearing herself to the eager crowd early by almost tripping over a guitar stand, Angie McMahon declared, “I’m very nervous,” before launching into the first spine-tingling song of the set. She had no reason to be concerned, the crowd were clearly on board; so bewitched by her performance and focussed on staying in the moment that there was barely a phone in sight. Throughout the set, McMahon’s vocal tone switched between a softer, folky sound reminiscent of Julia Jacklin, to a glorious mix of soulful powerhouses Meg Mac and Hannah Reid, all the while remaining completely her own. ‘Stand Out’ in particular showcased the versatility and range of McMahon’s voice through its punchy, yet delicate elements. Given the strength of the performance, it’s hard to believe she was forced to pull out of shows in the UK mere weeks ago after losing her voice. An eruption of cheers from the crowd met the familiar opening chords of ‘Missing Me’, before the band slowed the tempo down to allow McMahon’s vulnerability to shine. Despite only playing together for a year, the band are a tight unit. So much so that when it came time for McMahon to perform solo for a while, the voice in her head said, “Don’t leave me.” Known for her honest and relatable songwriting, McMahon isn’t afraid to tackle
tough topics. One of the more emotional moments came during ‘And I Am a Woman’ – a song written after a very bad dinner date involving a conversation about gender equality. “It’s a very angry sounding song in parts, but I hope the message is positive,” she said. The band backed this up with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Silver Spring’, before McMahon teased a heckler by telling him she wouldn’t play ‘Slow Mover’. After admitting she finds encores “quite awkward”, McMahon told fans these last two songs were definitely the last ones. The penultimate ‘Pasta’ is a tale of being tired, lost, and potentially allergic to the deliciously carby substance, unsurprisingly written after eating a lot of it. Ending on a high, McMahon declared this is “the true last song, then everyone gets to go to bed,” and “if I never see you again, it’s been great,” before the crowd broke out into a heart-warmingly impassioned singalong to ‘Slow Mover’. BY AMY HALL
‘Pasta’. Who doesn’t love a song about being lost, tired, and eating too many carbs? LOWLIGHT: Waiting until 11.30pm for McMahon and co. to begin, although she did apologise for it being so late. CROWD FAVOURITE: ‘Slow Mover’. HIGHLIGHT:
Corner Hotel, Saturday July 7 Facing threats from heinous streaming business models, irrelevance and crippling selfreferentialism, bands like Polish Club manage rock’n’roll like a precisely engineered art. Though their latest tour has been slyly self-branded as a gimmick – Polish Club With Horns (Cos Why The Fuck Not) – it’s actually a milestone of the duo’s stylistic ambition and musicianship. Brisbane trio Sweater Curse opened the night with a set of deceptively intricate indierock. Their sound flirted around the post-punk reverb soak of Interpol with a group ethos far brighter and lyrically grounded. Next, All Our Exes Live in Texas’ old timey arrangement of accordion, mandolin, ukulele, guitar and doowop vocals gelled immaculately, surprising many rockified members of the audience. The sheer fidelity of the group’s harmonies was astonishing, allowing the vividly lovelorn songwriting to breathe. When Polish Club finally spun onstage
with Polka Club, the room was overflowing. Polka Club’s lineup comprised a baritone sax, trumpet, dual trombone and tuba, giving their companion duo’s soul-thrash a hugely entertaining bravado and robust lower end. From the opening cover of ‘Give It Up’ by K.C and the Sunshine Band, it was evident the modus operandi was delirious rock’n’roll, with brass to amplify the fun. Many Polish Club tracks are oxymorons of attitude and lyrical content – playing with masochistic rock brunt while singing with naked soul. When the duo lashed through ‘Come Party’ with pitch perfect brass staccato, the beautiful contradiction was further heightened. Novak skulked around the stage to ‘Gimme Money’ with an earnest bluster before delegating to a raucous trombone solo. Novak and drummer John Henry Pajak had plenty of fun at the expense of the horn players, adding to the irresistible back and forth between the pair that nearly threatened to overshadow the playing. “These blokes did five years of uni just to play with us two no-hopers,” Pajak laughed after fumbling a drum fill. Most surprising was ‘Don’t Fuck Me Over’s brass rework; a delightful Sinatran slow-jam, changing the fabric of the song in a beguiling way that still held the audience’s singalong. It hinted at a nuance perhaps missing from the undeniable immediacy of the other tracks. Closing the set was a hilariously rousing rendition of ‘Stop’ by the Spice Girls, driving the room into a giddy frenzy. The audience sang along as if it were their biggest hit, celebrating the sheer performative joy with which the band had just unleashed. Seeing Polish Club without horns might seem a little sparse now, regardless of the whitehot soul pairing of Novak and Pajak. This show proved their posturing as sloppy rock’n’rollers is a facade and there’s certainly no reason the fleshed out arrangements of their party tunes can’t stay around. BY JOSHUA MARTIN
‘Don’t Fuck Me Over’s sweet brass rework and the glorious mess of ‘Stop’. LOWLIGHT: Missed an opportunity for more fleshed out arrangements. CROWD FAVOURITE: ‘Come Party’. HIGHLIGHT:
Album of the Week (UNIFIED)
Singles With Augustus Welby
The Rat is Back (Sub Pop) Mid-tempo noise-punk that accurately conveys the revulsion of a rat invading your personal space? Yes please. When it comes to rat infestations, scenes of ‘70s and ‘80s-NYC spring to mind. ‘The Rat is Back’ fittingly invokes NY art-punks Richard Hell, Television and Sonic Youth. The vocal tone is strangely rapt, presumably the outcome of sleep-deprived delirium, while the arrangement moves from a leanly textured state of surveillance into a dissonant collision of guitar chords and bass notes. What stands out most of all is how listenable it all is; how positively charming.
Charlie (What’s Your Rupture?) Writing about death is tricky business as the topic has a way of infiltrating every inch of a song’s surface. Taken from Bodega’s debut LP, ‘Charlie’ is a jangly rock song that acts as a rebuilding effort. Instead of dealing with death in terms of abstraction or sodden sentimentality, it’s an impressionistic retelling of moments shared with the departed and a glimpse of what’s happened in their absence. The NY band promises to honour the titular subject’s example while musing about our tendency to operate with only a vague understanding of who or what we’re trying to be.
Meek Mill ft Miguel
Stay Woke (Maybach Music Group/WEA International) On his first release since being freed from prison in April, Meek laments the systemic oppression of black Americans, citing everything from police brutality and drug epidemics to the way deprivation causes minorities to fight amongst each other. It’s sombre territory, but Meek sounds lithe and ready to take on the machine. Miguel’s optimistic chorus suffers under the weight of maudlin production, which evokes a Linkin Park ballad. Still, ‘Stay Woke’ acts as a compelling preview of what’s to come from the Philadelphia denizen.
Measurements Didirri has captured hearts with debut EP Measurements, which at large, offers a unique insight into the artist’s frequent contemplations and personal realisations.
Let’s Eat Grandma
I Will be Waiting (Transgressive Records/PIAS) Although modestly proportioned, this has arena-packing potential. Where acts like London Grammar go all-out in search of a euphoric lift, the Norwich duo come at pop music from an off-kilter angle to create something more durable. Rich in assonant vocal phrasing, ‘I Will Be Waiting’ is a furtive anthem in the making.
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The six-track offering features previous singles, ‘Blind You’, ‘Jude’, ‘Formaldehyde’, and standout live singalong track, ‘I Can’t Get Last Night Out Of My Head’, as well as never before heard tracks, ‘Bird Sounds’ and ‘Worth The Wait’. Opening track ‘Blind You’ meets listeners with Didirri’s powerful, yet seemingly gentle, voice which carries with it an emotive sensibility beyond his years. Mesmerising listeners with the strength and immediacy of his vocals, Didirri reaches out through his music, and ultimately invites you to join him on an emotional journey through his own mind. Telling tales of lost love, and rekindled flames, Didirri also explores the differing aspects of his own morality, while he holds a measuring tape up to both himself, and the world around him. Versatile in nature, Measurements has the ability to accompany you on your Saturday night, sharing wine while entangled with a lover; on your Sunday morning, sipping coffee to ease the hangover; and during your mid-week crises, riddled with overthinking. While featuring a strong sense of comfort, make no mistake, Measurements doesn’t allow itself to become background music in the aforementioned scenarios; instead it demands to be heard – and further, to be experienced. Combining challenging and thought-provoking writing, with a warm sense of charm and relatable depth, Didirri has delivered a grippingly hypnotic release in Measurements, which will break your heart, just as much as it will heal it. BY HELENA METZKE
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The wait for the follow up to 2012’s self-titled debut has been a long time coming. It seemed as if it’d see the light of day many years ago with first single ‘Shirim’ released back in 2014. Yet it took almost another four years for Bon Voyage to finally eventuate. The aforementioned track is a heady rhythmic affair that confuses more than it enthralls and is a strange choice for the final song of the seven-track album. Coming in at just under 35-minutes, it feels like fans have been a little short changed by what Melody Prochet has offered up. While the average song length is only five minutes, at times they feel unnecessarily lengthy, such as opener ‘Cross My Heart’. It’s a decent track, but its whimsical feel gets tiring, after it promises to go somewhere and begins doing laps of itself instead. ‘Breathe in, Breathe Out’ is upbeat and the most immediately likable song, however just as soon as you’re getting into it, the song almost stops to a standstill before picking up the pace again. The result feels more erratic than eclectic. There’s some really fantastic ideas and moments on Bon Voyage, yet they’re too brief to make the album an enjoyable enough journey.
Dead Girls Academy
Melody’s Echo Chamber
Kids See Ghosts
A new chapter has begun for Michael Orlando. After a horrific bus accident that almost took his life, Orlando spent three long years trying to recover, fuelled by the dream of creating a new band. Dead Girls Academy was born with the collaboration of Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke, and the debut is a blazing display of Orlando’s pent-up rage. Orlando’s wrath is evident in opener ‘Medicine’, as he offers no apologies for dishing out the cold hard truth, while ‘No Way Out’ is a blistering manifestation of punk rock that throws you right into the fiery pit. Most of Alchemy reverberates with raw melodies and sharp-tongued lyrics, which strip away the layers of wrongdoers and reveals them for what they really are. ‘Everything’ is confronting and digs past all the facades to expose the naked soul, while ‘Conversations’ is dark and brooding. Orlando means business, and he’s not treading lightly. Closing song ‘Far Away’ is softer than its predecessors but nevertheless hits home with its display of vulnerability. Alchemy is a fiery and fantastic listen to help release your pentup emotions. BY CHRISTINE TSIMBIS
BY ALEXANDER CROWDEN
(Sony Music Australia)
Call the Comet
Two powerhouses of R&B and hip hop came together to create Kids See Ghosts – after years of collaboration Kayne West and Kid Cudi are united as one for this project. True to form, this record is an angry and provoking masterpiece. With those familiar heavy and intricate beats, each of the seven tracks creep inside of you and force you to think and feel. The record tackles both mental health and hope, and seems to be a return to the sounds and passions of both rappers’ pasts. Across the track list, particularly heard in ‘Reborn’, there exists a little nod to that familiar auto-tuned crooning sound. But what’s interesting is that it’s just used as a smooth undertone, serving to heighten those rough and bluesy beats, and lifts the record into a deeper exploration. What makes this record great is the heavy influence of the past; not only the decade-long collaborative exchange between artists, but their individual histories, and more importantly, the history of hip hop and all its influences. All of this, coupled with the hopeful resonance it leaves – check out ‘Freeee (Ghost Town Part. 2)’ for a taste – makes this project an intricately layered and considered work of art. BY BREE ELIZABETH CHAPMAN
Kids See Ghosts
Please Don’t Be Dead
Johnny Marr told Rolling Stone that his third solo record, Call the Comet, envisions an alternate future, where a cosmic intelligence has landed and altered humanity’s self-destructive path. The grandiosity and ambition, however, is hard to spot in this listless work of indie-pop whimsy. All science-based undertones are buried deep, as much of the lyricism on the record is relegated to drab placeholders like “It’s never soon enough, And forever’s gonna come too fast” on ‘Hi Hello’. At his most lyrically adventurous on ‘New Dominions’, Marr appears almost too timid to be vivid with his outlandish ideas, instead taking refuge in indistinct and safe clichés. I hate to say it but Johnny – “I didn’t realise that you wrote poetry, I didn’t realise you wrote such bloody awful poetry”. The record’s most attractive proposition is its impeccably glossy production, at its best when recalling the tremolo abyss of ‘How Soon is Now’, on the soft rock of ‘The Tracers’ or the steady funk-march of ‘Bug’. However, most tracks drag into humdrum, gratuitously pushing the five minute mark in near permanent reverb, losing any semblance of interest. While iconoclastic former Smiths bandmate Morrissey’s political integrity has ebbed away, Marr has guarded himself by creating inconsequential pop-rock.
Visceral and raw, Purge is High Tension at their heaviest. Some of their toughest instrumentation yet is coupled with a thematic exploration into the atrocities of the communist purge across Indonesia in 1965. The result is their most focused, pointedly aggressive, and metal body of work. Having grown up in Indonesia, vocalist Karina Utomo’s passion is palpable from the get-go, with opener ‘Red White Shame’ a direct allusion to the topic at hand. This transitions cleanly into the slow-paced opening of ‘Ghost to Ghost’ which shoots up like a phoenix once the full band kicks in, all brought to life by Utomo’s scathing vocal delivery. Following onto ‘Ular’ and then ‘Bite the Leash (Burn)’, High Tension hit us with a one-two-three punch of nonstop energy. The former carries Purge’s greatest riff, while the latter is arguably Purge’s greatest. Screams are replaced with sombre tones on ‘Surrender’, an atmospheric odyssey giving us a bit of breathing space at the album’s midpoint. Then ‘Veil’ kicks in, and the second half of the album reminds us how much we loved the brutal pace and power of the first. Come to educate yourself on an important period of Indonesian history. Stay for the modern heavy masterpiece.
Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz has only made a few records in his 25-year career, initially finding it difficult to find success with his Prince-inflected rhythm and blues during the ‘90s. Rebranding as Fantastic Negrito in 2014 after a lengthy and troubled hiatus, he coincided with the renaissance of black expressionism on the back of recent American turmoil, playing self described “black roots music for everyone”. His latest LP, Please Don’t Be Dead, embodies this unique amalgamation of gospel-licked delta blues, spiced with hip hop and neo-soul. The record is wracked with a lifetime of desperation, paranoia and insatiable resilience. ‘Plastic Hamburgers’ is imbued with a scratchy kind of funk, a surrealistic rebuke of the chains of racism, addiction and capitalist hegemony. Its equation of these American brands of evil is an undercurrent to the entire record. Deeper cuts hide some of Negrito’s most subversive arrangements – ‘Transgender Biscuits’ is a musical call for minority unity, crooning before diverting into sound collage, and snapping back to oily delta soul. These tracks hint at a musical idiosyncrasy that would be welcome in every track, but it’s difficult to tire of the more traditional stylings when they’re delivered with Negrito’s characteristic zeal and impeccable groove.
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Rachel Jameson + Mezz Coleman The Drunken Poet
One of Gippland’s most promising emerging artists, Rachel Jameson, is to open up The Drunken Poet stage on Wednesday July 11. From 8pm Jameson will bring flavours from influences such as Lily Allen, Billie Eilish and Amy Shark, while playing from her debut EP Otherness and more. Meanwhile local pop-rock singersongwriter Mezz Coleman will bring her soulful sound to the stage afterwards from 9pm. Entry is free.
Wednesday 11 July JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC BOHJASS + SLIPPER + MICK POWER BAND 303, Northcote. 7:30pm. BOPSTRETCH Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy.
MEZ COLEMAN Drunken Poet, West
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Melbourne Cbd. 6pm.
The Old Bar will host a melting pot of local ambient, synth-heavy goodness on Thursday July 12, when they welcome the likes of U-Bahn, Jacuzzi and Camalan. They’ll hit the stage from 7.30pm and entry is an easy $8 on the door. Get on it.
Mojo Pin Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar Melbourne hard-rock four-piece Mojo Pin are about to embark on a little hiatus, and are taking to Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar to say farewell. Support will come in the form of party-rock riffers The Attention Seekers as well as psych-rock groove act AZTX. It’s all going down on Thursday July 12 from 8pm and entry is $5 on the door.
The Midwayers Reverence Hotel With the burgeoning release of their debut album Seasons Vol. 1, Mornington Peninsula-born alt-rock act The Midwayers are currently on a 15-stop tour across the country. As part of the festivities, they’ll take in a show at The Rev on Friday July 13, joined by Zac Eichner, Luke Carlino and Tim Smyth & Holy Trash. Head down from 7.30pm and grab entry for $10 on the door.
Sannia Wesley Anne Celebrating the launch of her debut single ‘Go And Get Over’, Melbourne-based alternative artist Sannia will play an intimate show at Wesley Anne. The Mornington Peninsula-born singer-songwriter first began commanding Melbourne venues when she was 16, and has since forged a distinct path thanks to her full-bodied sound akin to Vera Blue and Meg Mac. Support will come from Eaglemont and Ruby Gill from 8.30pm and tickets are available for $13 via Moshtix.
DANNIE BOURNE Transit, Melb. Cbd. 6pm. DIZZY'S BIG BAND Dizzy's Jazz Club,
Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $25.
U-Bahn + more Old Bar
GEORGIE CURRIE + OLIVER PROUDFOOT + JAYDEN MICHAEL DUNNE Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $5. KICKASS KARAOKE Sooki Lounge, Belgrave.
DANCING ON THE VOLCANO - FEAT: ROBYN ARCHER Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Richmond. 8pm. $15.
As part of their Australian tour, Christchurch-native rock outfit Pieces Of Molly will burst into Whole Lotta Love on Thursday July 12. They’ll come with their piping hot new single ‘Take Me Down’, and have support from Skelter and Wasted Sun. It’s all happening from 8pm and entry is $10 on the door.
Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 7:30pm. $15.
LOMOND ACOUSTICA - FEAT: BILL JACKSON & PETE FIDLER + BRAM TRIO + SHADY RIVER STRAYS Lomond Hotel,
Pieces Of Molly Whole Lotta Love
DIDIRRI Oh! Jean Records, Fitzroy. 4pm. FACE VOCAL BAND + DRUMS OF WAR
PHILEAS FOGG TRIO - FEAT: PHILÉAS FOGG TRIO Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne
Cbd. 7:30pm. $25. TENOR SONIC Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $20. THE BORROWED TIME TRIO The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm. $20.
THE HANDLE BARS + EAMON MCNELIS
Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6pm. TIM MITCHELL Murmur Piano Bar, Melbourne. 7:30pm.
Brunswick East. 8pm. Melbourne. 9pm.
Love, Brunswick East. 8pm.
RACHAEL COMTE + GRACE JEAN Some
Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8pm.
RACHEL JAMESON Drunken Poet, West
Melbourne. 8pm. ROB PAPP Catfish, Fitzroy. 8pm. THE KNOTT FAMILY Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm.
Thursday 12 July JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC
WINE CHEESE AND ALL THAT JAZZ FEAT: ADRIAN WHYTE TRIO The Moldy
WORLD MUSIC OPEN MIC Compass Pizza,
Brunswick East. 7:30pm.
HIP HOP & R&B BIG ZUU + EYEZ + FRAKSHA + ALEX JONES + DIEM + ONE PUF DJS Laundry
Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $23.50. KENDRICK LAMAR + SIR Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm. MELLOWDÌAS THUMP - FEAT: GEEZY + CAZEAUX O.S.L.O. + SKOMES + MORE
Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS BAREFOOT BOWLS CLUB + EASTBOUND BUZZ Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. BREAKING KEBABS + SKELTER + NEO RELIC Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $8. CRACKER LA TOUF + CB RADIO + GO GET MUM + FIRST KISS Tote Hotel,
Collingwood. 7pm. ELIOTT Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 7:30pm.
LIFE STRIKE + ETERNAL SMOKO + BOLLARD Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8. RUSTED NUKES + TRAFFIC JAM ORANGUATAN Revolver Upstairs, Prahran.
SLEEPING LESSONS + THE OVERHEADS + RHYS Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $5. THE MIDWAYERS + LUKE CARLINO + ZAC EICHNER AND RIKI PLATT Tote
Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm.
UVA URSI + LETHAL SOUND DIVISION + FLYNN Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 7:30pm. $5. WINTERSWEET - FEAT: VALERIE HEX + HANNIE HELSDEN + JANDRUZE + JONI IN THE MOON + MORE Toff In Town,
Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
Hamer Hall, Southbank. 8:30pm. $101.85. BRENT PARLANE BAND Open Studio, Northcote. 8pm. $10. DARYL ROBERTS Elsternwick Hotel,
ANDREA KELLER TRANSIENTS TRIO
Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15. BLUE NOTE ‘58 Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $25.
CHARLOTTE JANE + JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET The Water Rat
MICHAEL YULE The Moldy Fig, 7pm. MICK HARVEY & THE INTOXICATED MEN Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank.
MISS ROSIE & THE TOP CATS Musicland,
Fawkner. 8:30pm. $10.
MOJO PIN + AZTX + THE ATTENTION SEEKERS Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar,
North Melbourne. 8pm. $5.
NQR + BLACK BATS + NO LOCAL Tote
Hotel, Collingwood. 7pm. PALE WAVES Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 4pm. $42.90.
PASSION CACTUS + THE BALLS + VESPER GREEN + THE CREDITS + FONZ WHALER Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 7pm. $10. PIECES OF MOLLY + SKELTER + WASTED SUN Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8pm.
SERF + PEARL BAY + ARCHER DEPTHLESS Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford.
THE TEACAKES The Moldy Fig, 9pm. THIRD EARTH + GENA ROSE BRUCE
Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. $7.65. THROWBACK - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS
Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9pm. TINGY CELESTINO Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8pm. U- BAHN + CAMALAN + JACUZZI Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8. WINTERSWEET - FEAT: VALERIE HEX + HANNIE HELSDEN + JANDRUZE + JONI IN THE MOON + MORE Toff In Town,
Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK ANDY SWANN Transit, Melbourne Cbd.
Hotel, South Melbourne. 7pm.
Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $25.
BENOIT Drunken Poet, West Melbourne.
EVRI EVRIPIDOU & MICHAEL JOHNSON
FIGHT FOR YOUR MIC – 3CR FUNDRAISER - FEAT: ODYSSEAS KRYPOTOS + YIANNIS TSARTSAFLIS + PASCHAL LATRA + GIORGOS SKLAVOS + MORE Open Studio, Northcote. 8pm. $10. H ABYST + CAROUSEL 303, Northcote. 8pm. MARK ISAACS Bird's Basement, Melbourne.
MATT GANIM Murmur Piano Bar, Melbourne. 7:30pm. SON OF A GUNZEL Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $10. THE BORROWED TIME TRIO The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm. $20.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS AMBER MARTIN Northcote Social Club,
Northcote. 7:30pm. $20.
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS Night Cat, Fitzroy.
CHRIS PICKERING EXPERIMENT + JOHN DOWLER’S VANITY PROJECT Retreat
Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm.
DARK WATER + ALPHINGTON Post Office
Hotel, Coburg. 9pm.
FAR AWAY STABLES + WINDWAKE + R BUKOWSKI + AFTER CHANGE + TO OCTAVIA Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 7pm.
HATCHIE + DIANAS + BABY BLUE Workers
Club, Fitzroy. 8pm.
HOBSONS BAY COAST GUARD + MOONLOVER + ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH Gasometer Hotel,
Collingwood. 7:30pm. $10. MATT BRADSHAW Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Melbourne. 9:30pm.
MAXI + JUICE WEBSTER + HUGH FUCHSEN John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8pm.
BARNYARD STOMP Edinburgh Castle,
Brunswick. 8pm. 9pm.
CRAIG HORNE Charles Weston Hotel,
CREEK + STEVIE & THE SLEEPERS + FOGGY NOTION Spotted Mallard,
Brunswick. 8:30pm. $8. DIDIRRI Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 7pm. $24.50. DIRTBIRD Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 8pm. DUZEL & BEVERIDGE Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9pm. HOMECOMING - FEAT: EDDE + CHARLIE WILDE + JACOB FITZGERALD Some Velvet
Morning, Clifton Hill. 7pm. $8.
JUMPIN' JACK WILLIAM + NEIL WILKINSON + ARLOW GUTHRIE Labour
In Vain, Fitzroy. 8pm.
LOLA SOLA Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6pm. MUSICLAND OPEN CHOIR REHEARSALS
Musicland, Fawkner. 7pm. $5. ROSELLA Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8pm. THE MARRIED FLUTES Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6pm. $39. VICTORIANA GAYE Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East. 7pm. $15.
Friday 13 July HOUSE, ELECTRO, TRANCE & CLUB NIGHTS BEN PEARCE Brown Alley, Melbourne Cbd.
New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 4pm.
CLUB COCO - FEAT: CC DISCO + ADI TOOHEY Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne. 10pm. COSMO'S MIDNIGHT + GENESIS OWUSU + MOOKHI Corner Hotel,
FEATURED GIGS FORMATION - FEAT: DONNY + MORE
Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9pm.
WARSAWYER + CLIFTONIA + BEN & LIL + MORE Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 5pm. HOT DUB TIME MACHINE + PACES Forum
Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. JAMES DELA CRUZ Belleville, Melbourne. 9pm. KILLAH BAS Grumpy's Green, Fitzroy. 7pm. MELBOURNE TECHNO COLLECTIVE + JANI HO + PAUL LYNCH + LAURA KING + CONCEALED + MORE New Guernica,
Melbourne Cbd. 10pm. $10.
NO STANDING - FEAT: MOSAM HOWIESON + CONSOLES Loop,
Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
MORE Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 10pm.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS 5 SHADES OF GREY Matthew Flinders
Hotel, Chadstone. 7pm. $10. ACO ACADEMY Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6:30pm. ACTION SAM Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Melbourne. 11pm. ADALITA Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East. 8pm. $25. AUNTIE LEO & THE BACKSTABBERS + WHITE BLEACHES + THE BELAIR LIP BOMBS Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
SCOTTY PESTICIDE + JACKSON HOOKWAY + ELLIOT OFMARCO + MICKEY EDWARDS Boney, Melbourne Cbd.
REBEL YELL + EN. V + VACUUM + NERVE + DJ BROOKE POWERS Tote Hotel,
AUSSIE/DC Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale. 6pm.
AUTO-MASH DJS Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy.
Collingwood. 8pm. $13.30.
BAY CITY ROLLERS Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights. 8pm. $59.90.
Upstairs, Prahran. 7pm.
Alley, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $15.
T-REK + BRIAN FANTANA + OLIVER JAMES + KIDS TABLE + MORE Revolver TRIPLE VISION - FEAT: STEEZY-E + BREEZY + JAKE HUGHES + HAXX
45 SHOOT OUT - FEAT: RICK HOWE + STRYKA D Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 5pm. ABBEY HOWLETT Edinburgh Castle,
ANDY DREVER Fox Hotel, Collingwood.
DJ MURPH Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick.
DJ PIERRE BARONI Transit, Melbourne
FEM BELLING BAND Lido Jazz Room,
BRAD POT + DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS
Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm. CAPTAIN SPALDING BAND Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8pm.
CHAPEL STREET SOCIAL CLUB - FEAT: PHATO A MANO + NAMN + MATT RADOVICH Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9pm. DJ THE KNAVE Compass Pizza, Brunswick
EAST BRUNSWICK ALL GIRLS CHOIR + DIANAS + MOD CON Northcote Social
Club, Northcote. 8:30pm.
Moldy Fig, 7pm.
HIP HOP & R&B AFTER HOURS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS
Horse Bazaar, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
HAVANA FRIDAYS - FEAT: MC SEBA + MORE Khokolat Bar, Melbourne Cbd.
KENDRICK LAMAR + SIR Rod Laver Arena,
LEISURE CENTRE Northside Records,
PARTY & BULLSHIT FRIDAYS - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 9pm. RNB FRIDAYS CLUB - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Co., Southbank. 9:30pm. $20. SLUM SOCIABLE Night Cat, Fitzroy. 9pm.
XXL FRESHMAN CLASS 2018 - FEAT: WIFISFUNERAL + SMOKEPURPP + LIL PUMP + BLOCBOY JB + TRIPPIE REDD +
THE GAMETES + GONZO + BANANAGUN
Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.
THE MIDWAYERS + ZAC EICHNER + LUKE CARLINO + TIM SMYTH & HOLY TRASH Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 7:30pm.
THE WHITE ALBUM CONCERT - FEAT: CHRIS CHENEY + PHIL JAMIESON + TIM ROGERS + JOSH PYKE Hamer Hall,
Southbank. 8pm. $90.75.
TIJUANA SURF + THE HERE HERE'S Gem
FRIDAY THE 13TH RAGER - FEAT: THE SHITFITS + KNIFER + TERRY + V + THE FACULTY + MONTAALPIEEG + MORE
Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $32.50. NADA NYX The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm. $30. NICHAUD FITZGIBBON Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $29. SEX ON TOAST John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8pm. $20. SHANTYTOWN Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm. $12. SUGARFOOT RAMBLERS Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. $32.50. THE B# BIG BAND Bunjil Place, Narre Warren. 11:00am. $20. THE SAM KEEVERS TRIO Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. THE SLIPDIXIES The Moldy Fig, 9pm. THE SOCKETTES Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10. TOM BARTON Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $32.50.
TESSE + OBSCURA HAIL + LUKE BRENNAN Catfish, Fitzroy. 8pm. $15. THE ARGOTIERS + SNARES & WIRES + GOLDALINE 303, Northcote. 8pm. $5. THE CITY + THE TREPIDS + THE YEAH BEARS Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East.
BLACK HEART DEATH CULT + THE BRAVES + SPAWN BLAND Old Bar, Fitzroy.
MICHELLE NICOLLE Paris Cat Jazz Club,
Penny Black, Brunswick. 8pm.
Bar, Collingwood. 7:30pm.
EDUCATION IN REVERSE - MORRISSEY TRIBUTE + DUKE BATAVIA Yah Yah's,
MARIO LATTUADA & ROBERT BRATETICH Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:30pm. MEL TAYLOR & ATIENNE BAKKER The
Tapas Bar, Rye. 8pm. $10.
SPLIT FEED + MILD MANIC + GREYVIEW
BETWEEN YOU & ME + YOURS TRULY + STRANGER + PHIL WOLFENDALE Brown
8:30pm. $10. Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 6pm. WILLOW BEATS Howler, Brunswick. 7:30pm. BOTH SIDES NOW - THE MUSIC OF JONI $29.34. MITCHELL - FEAT: CLANCYE MILNE Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7pm. $30. JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN &
SLEEPER SERVICE + BEAUTIFUL BEDLAM + LESS FOX MORE WHALE Baha Tacos &
Fitzroy. 8pm. $25.
Woody's Attic Dive, Collingwood. 8pm. $13. GEORGE TRIMMER BAND Royal Hotel, Essendon. 10pm. GLOVV + WATERFALL PERSON Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 8pm.
GO! / GAGA - FEAT: CASH SAVAGE + BLAKE SCOTT + DELSINKI + LIAM LINLEY + MORE Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.
HUGE IF TRUE - FEAT: CARLA GENEVE + MAVERICK + FULL FLOWER MOON BAND Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.
JACKSON PHELAN Wesley Anne,
KARATE BOOGALOO Post Office Hotel,
LAUREL & THE PAINKILLERS Musicland,
Fawkner. 7:30pm. $10. MASTIN Workers Club, Geelong. 8pm. $28.60. MENTAL AS ANYTHING Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 8pm. $34.70. ORB Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. $15. OZ ROCK EXPRESS + AC2ZZ Musicland, Fawkner. 7:30pm. $10.
PENNY IKINGER + LITTLE DESERT + MS 45 + OV PAIN Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8pm.
PIECES OF MOLLY + JACK HARLON & THE DEAD CROW + S HONEYBONE + SHROUD Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar,
North Melbourne. 8pm. $10.
POPROCKS + DR PHIL Toff In Town,
Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. SANNIA Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8pm. $12. SCORCHING TONES Ascot Vale Hotel, Ascot Vale. 8:30pm. SIMON IMREI Basement Discs, Melbourne Cbd. 12:45pm.
TRASH FAIRIES + LUNA GHOST + MOONLOVER The B.east, Brunswick East.
Trash Fairies The B.East Local disco, rock and funk infused party starters Trash Fairies are set to reunite for one night only at The B.East on Friday July 13. Fresh from supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, shoegaze outfit Luna Ghost will provide support, alongside DIY multi-instrumentalist artist Moonlover (AKA Quang Dinh, AKA former bassist of Melbourne band Little Red). Kicks off at 7.30pm and entry is blissfully free.
TROPHY EYES + BAD JUJU + PINKISH BLU Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. VICIOUS CIRCLE + BLUNT SHOVEL + THE FCKUPS + AFTER BURNER + OVERPOWER Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood.
WHAT’S ON PRESENTS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 9pm. WINTERSWEET - FEAT: VALERIE HEX + HANNIE HELSDEN + JANDRUZE + JONI IN THE MOON + MORE Toff In Town,
Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK BENNY PETERS & THE MISTREATERS
Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. BLUE SOULS Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm.
COURTNEY ROBB + MANDY CONNELL
Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8pm. KUTCHA EDWARDS Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury. 7pm. $23.50. LLOYD SPIEGEL Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury. 7:30pm. $34.70. MUSTANG Pascoe Vale Rsl, Pascoe Vale. 8pm. $10. SUICIDE SWANS + MIGHTIEST OF GUNS + GEORGIA STATE LINE Spotted Mallard,
Brunswick. 9pm. $12.53.
TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION
Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6pm. VAN & CAL WALKER Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 8pm. WILSON & WHITE Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:30pm.
Saturday 14 July HIP HOP & R&B BIG DANCING SATURDAYS Laundry Bar,
Kutcha Edwards Thornbury Theatre Mutti Mutti singer-songwriter, Kutcha Edwards will perform at the Thornbury Theatre on Fridavy July 13 in a special NAIDOC week event. Fusing powerful vocals with soulful arrangements, Edwards is a true storyteller, whose heartfelt songs tell of an ancient connection to Aboriginal culture. Alongside his seven piece band, Kutcha Edwards will play from 8.30pm, and you can grab your tickets via the venue website or on the door for $25.
Cancer Council Fundraiser The Moldy Fig Saturday July 14 will see The Moldy Fig host a charity dinner and music night in support of the Cancer Council Victoria. You’ll be able to wrap your gob around delicious dinner and drinks, while your ears wrap around the likes of jazz, funk and soul prodigy Jade Kerber and his quartet band, as well as singer-songwriters Emily Dave and Tim Lukey, while Josh St Ledger will serve up blues, rock and reggae. Entry is free, but be sure to dig deep and eat and drink well, as The Fig will be donating 15% of their takings to the Cancer Council. Starts at 7pm.
Twilight In Tulsa Charles Weston
KHOKOLAT KOATED SATURDAYS -
In a Bastille Day-dedicated show, old style honky-tonk six-piece Twilight In Tulsa will be taking to Charles Weston on Saturday July 14. They’ll be bringing their brand of alt-country and swing in from 6.30pm, and best of all you can catch it all for free. Oui oui.
RAPAPORT + FRESH VIOLET + MR RUCKMAN Horse Bazaar, Melbourne Cbd.
Breakage Grumpy’s Green
BOY GRADUATE + BRIAN FRESCO Penny
Black, Brunswick. 8pm.
ELECTRIC DREAMSS Co., Southbank.
KENDRICK LAMAR + SIR Rod Laver Arena,
Khokolat Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. 8pm.
TRIPLE ONE + JOHNNY HUNTER Yah
Yah's, Fitzroy. 8pm. $10.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS A SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS + THE BRAVES + SPAWN BLAND Old Bar, Fitzroy.
UK drum and bass sensation Breakage is set to take to Grumpy’s Green on Saturday July 14. With a b2b set from Inka and Zero 1 opening things up, to the likes of Tamen, Scatterbrain and Skirmish b2b Stitch also coming in as support, this is shaping up to be an absolute ripper. You can catch Breakage in all his versatile operation from 7pm. Remaining tickets are $30 via the Industry Bass website. BEAT.COM.AU
Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm.
Footscray. 8pm. $10.
Bar, North Melbourne. 8pm.
Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 6pm. $10.
BAD BATCH + SHINY COIN + PREMIUM CABLE + SHOP TALK Reverence Hotel, SAATSUMA + HUNTLY + ELIZABETH + FREYA Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. CHARLES JENKINS & DAVID ANDREW MILNE Union Hotel, Brunswick. 5pm. DJ BAMA LAMA Edinburgh Castle,
Paige Black + Cat Sanzaro Compass Pizza Singer-songwriters Paige Black and Cat Sanzaro will join forces at Compass Pizza on Saturday July 14. Heavily influenced by her upbringing in the hills of the Yarra Valley alongside her large musical family, Black has recently moved to Melbourne to share her soulful, storytelling music. Cat Sanzaro also made the move from Geelong, although it was not before she took out the Queenscliff Music Festival scholarship first. Music will kick off from 8pm and entry is an easy $5 on the door.
Shiny Coin + Oh Deanna The Post Office Hotel Garage-pop three-piece Shiny Coin and fellow Melbourne alt-pop group Oh Deanna will join forces to take to The Post Office Hotel on Saturday July 14. Promising relatable and heartfelt pop delivered in fire, full band fashion, the bands will take to the stage from 9pm. Entry is free.
The Suicide Tuesdays Reverence Hotel The Suicide Tuesdays continue their acoustic residency at The Rev this Sunday July 15. Throughout Sundays in July, the folky punk-rock act will be playing their catalogue in fine, stripped back, acoustic form, with a series of supports alongside. You can catch it all go down from 4pm with free entry to boot.
EMILEE SOUTH + THE CANYON CALLERS Gem Bar, Collingwood. 9pm. EMILY DAYE The Moldy Fig, 7:45pm. FEMMES ON FIRE - FEAT: MISS FRIBY & THE FINS + BONNIE LOVE + ESSIE THOMAS + ERIN WILL BE MAD + SCARLETTE BACCINI + MORE Bar Open,
Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $20.40. FLUFF Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 1pm. FORGE @ MAX WATT'S - FEAT: VALHALORE + WITCHGRINDER + TRIGGER + TRIPLE KILL Max Watt's,
Melbourne. 7pm. $21.45.
HELTER SKELTER 60'S NIGHT FEAT: LES YÈS YÉS GIRLS + DIANAS KRANKENWAGEN + JOEY BEDLAM + HELTER SKELTER DJS Woody's Attic Dive,
HEXDEBT + SUSS CUNTS Retreat Hotel,
KRISTIN BERARDI & BARNEY MCALL
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7pm. $30. LAURA IMBRUGLIA + BULLS Old Bar, Fitzroy. 4pm. LIVING EYES + PLANET SLAYER + BANANAGUN + MEAT Yarra Hotel,
Abbotsford. 8pm. $10.
MAGPIE + EDITH LANE + JUNGLE CUFFS Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 8:30pm.
MARC HUNTER'S 'COMMUNICATION’ - 20TH ANNIVERSARY - FEAT: ALEX BAUDO + MICK PEALING + JOE CREIGHTON + JOHN DALLIMORE + MORE Satellite Lounge, Mulgrave. 8pm. $27. MELBOURNE CANS + TRAGIC CARPET + FIELD MAPS + TROUBLE PEACH Tote
Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. $10.
MINETTA + GRIDFLEX + MAVERICK + GARLIC NUN + LOOSE END Catfish,
Fitzroy. 7pm. $10.
MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7pm. $70.
OCEAN GROVE + THE BEVERLY CHILLS + AMBERYSE Workers Club (geelong),
PICKETFEST - FEAT: PICKET PALACE + DIANA RADAR + MOON ROONEY + MOUNT DEFIANCE + MORE Boney,
POLARIS + JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED + MORE Pelly Bar, Frankston. 7:30pm. PSEUDO MIND HIVE + BURIED FEATHER + VELVET ELEVATOR + PSYCHOBABEL + MORE Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 6pm. $12. SHINY COIN + OH DEANNA Post Office
Hotel, Coburg. 9pm.
SLEDGEHAMMER + KILNS The B.east,
Brunswick East. 8:30pm.
STOKA + LONGBOYS + TWISTED WILLOWS + VELVET CLUB + JIMMY HARWOOD Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8pm. $20. SUICIDE SWANS Oh! Jean Records, Fitzroy.
THE ANGELS Chelsea Heights Hotel,
Chelsea Heights. 8pm. $40.80.
THE BIGGEST EMO PARTY EVER - FEAT: LITTLE BROTHER + STUCK OUT + THE PLAYBOOK + PEMBERTON + KISSCHASY DJS + THE GETAWAY PLAN DJS Royal
Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 6pm.
THE SEVEN UPS + THE SCRIMS + SURPRISE CHEF Northcote Social Club,
THE NEW CHRISTS + JAMES MCCANN & THE NEW VINDICTIVES + PENNY IKINGER Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
TIM LUKEY The Moldy Fig, 8:30pm.
Rye. 8pm. $10.
THE WHITE ALBUM CONCERT - FEAT: CHRIS CHENEY + PHIL JAMIESON + TIM ROGERS + JOSH PYKE Hamer Hall,
Southbank. 8pm. $90.75.
THUNDERSTRUCK + MOONSHIFTER
Musicland, Fawkner. 7:30pm. $20.
WARSHIPS + GOLD GULL + LITTLE MERCY Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar,
North Melbourne. 3pm.
WINTERSWEET - FEAT: VALERIE HEX + HANNIE HELSDEN + JANDRUZE + JONI IN THE MOON + MORE Toff In Town,
Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
WITCHSKULL + HOLY SERPENT + BUTTERFLY Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC AFRICA ARISING - FEAT: EMELYNE + DR CARL + CLAV Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd.
AUDREY POWNE The Jazzlab, Brunswick.
BOPSTRETCH Lido Jazz Room, Hawthorn.
CATFISH GUMBO Lomond Hotel,
THE VAUDEVILLE SMASH Night Cat,
Fitzroy. 10pm. $10.
HOUSE, ELECTRO, TRANCE & CLUB NIGHTS BREAKAGE + INKA + ZERO 1 + TAMEN + SCATTERBRAIN + SKIRMISH + STITCH
Grumpy's Green, Fitzroy. 7pm. $30.
DEEP HEAT - FEAT: RINGS AROUND SATURN + DJ JNETT + LOUIS MCCOY + INTERSTELLAR FUGITIVES + RHAPSODISE Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick.
EAT THE BEAT - FEAT: JORDAN BRANDO + NICK REVERSE + MATTEO FREYRIE + MATT RADOVICH + ETWAS + MORE New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd.
HOT DUB TIME MACHINE + PACES
Forum Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $49.79. JANK FACQUES Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 11:45pm. LASER HIGHWAY - FEAT: JORDAN F + GIGAVOLT + HYSTERIC + ZEROTONINE
Loop, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm.
MYTHOLOGY - FEAT: PELVIS + OTOLOGIC + SUPERCHANG + JESS ZAMMIT + POST PERCY Boney, Melbourne
PONY SATURDAYS La Di Da, Melbourne
Brunswick East. 9:30pm.
SOOKI SATURDAYS - FEAT: BRIAN FANTANA + SUNDELIN + MORE Sooki
THE LATE SHOW - FEAT: REX + DAN SAN + PLASTIC PALMS + GENERAL PURPOSE. YUGO BOSS + MORE Revolver
CYCLO TIMIK + VARIOUS DJS + LE PETIT MARIN Belleville, Melbourne. 7pm. DEL BARRIO Open Studio, Northcote. 8pm. DJ MAMA DISQUO Wesley Anne,
EUGENE HAMILTON & THE MONEY
Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East. 8pm. $22.
INGRID JAMES + THE JOE RUBERTO TRIO Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd.
JACK EARLE TRIO (WITH KALA GARE)
Melbourne Cbd. 7pm.
PETE MURRAY + MATTHEW ARMITAGE
THE SCOTT VAN GEMERT QUARTET
Northcote. 8:30pm. $15.
Royal Hotel, Mornington. 8pm. MICHAELA JAYDE Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. $32.50.
1pm. $10. ORB John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8pm. $15. PAIGE BLACK + CAT SANZARO Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 8pm. $5.
Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. THE ROOKIES The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 11pm.
THE MIDWAYERS + SAM O'CONNELL + LUKE CARLINO Baha Tacos & Tapas Bar,
Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm.
Geelong. 8pm. $28.60.
Settle into your Sunday arvo with oldtime, feel-good folk outfit Rare Child at Edinburgh Castle. Guitarist Lachlan Heycox and violin/vocalist Erin Heycox blend bluegrass fiddle licks, Celtic rhythms, virtuosic guitar, jazz harmonies and foot percussion to create a brand of folk that both fascinates and delights. You can catch Rare Child on Sunday July 15 from 4pm with free entry. Happy Sunday.
ANGEROUS CURVES + THE DEAD AMIGOS + THE ST KILDA HOUSE BAND
Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $32.50. JADE KERBER QUARTET The Moldy Fig, 9:30pm. JOE CHINDAMO Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $29. JOHNNY LONGSHOT Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. JUKEBOX RACKET Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:30pm.
OCEANS BETWEEN Workers Club, Fitzroy.
Rare Child Edinburgh Castle
THE DARE OHHS + PHAEDO + DAYZED + SPARKLY BEAR Last Chance Rock And Roll
LISA FAITHFULL SOUL EXPERIENCE
MO' SCO - FEAT: THE GRUBBY URCHINS + JESSE WITNEY Open Studio, Northcote.
Lounge, Belgrave. 6pm. $10.
Upstairs, Prahran. 7pm. TIGERLILY Co., Southbank. 10pm. $20.
TILT SHIFT - FEAT: MUTANT DANCE + STOCKHOLM SYNDROME + T-REK + GLITCH + SAM MCNIECE Section 8,
Melbourne Cbd. 3pm.
TOFF CLUB - FEAT: LORD HANS DC Toff
In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11pm.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK ANDY SWANN Transit, Melbourne Cbd.
BEN CARTER Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick.
CEILI ALL STARS Drunken Poet, West
DAMON SMITH DUO Queen Victoria
Market, Melbourne. 12pm.
ELECTRIC BLUES COLLECTIVE Drunken
Poet, West Melbourne. 9pm.
JOSH ST LEDGER The Moldy Fig, 7pm. LIAM GERNER & THE SUNSET PUSHERS
Union Hotel, Brunswick. 9pm. ROOMIES Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6pm.
Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $32.50.
Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $18.
NORIA & LES PARIGOS Paris Cat Jazz Club, NZ HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Queen
SHANNON BOURNE + FENN WILSON THE GRUBBY URCHINS + JEREMIAH ROSE Open Studio, Northcote. 2:30pm. $10. TWILIGHT IN TULSA Charles Weston Hotel,
Victoria Market, Melbourne. 10:30am. RENEE GEYER Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale. 6pm. $49.
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SAMBA ENCONTRO NIGHT - FEAT: BLOCO 3K + MARACATÚ ESTRELA DO MAR + O'ZIRIGUIDUM SAMBA SCHOOL + SASAMBA + MORE 24 Moons, Northcote. THE FOXYMORONS + HEADPHONES JONES + TIRIO 303, Northcote. 8pm. $10. THE JAZZ HOUSE BAND Dizzy's Jazz Club,
THE KING LOUIE COLLECTIVE + PPB LATE NIGHT DJS Prince Public Bar, St Kilda
THE LIAM WERRETT QUARTET Uptown
WEATHERBOARD HOUSE + BRONI + RICH YEAH 303, Northcote. 3:30pm. $5.
HIP HOP & R&B HOT FUDGE SUNDAYS - FEAT: D'FRO + ILRESPONCE + MORE Lucky Coq,
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UPCOMING TOURS THE WOMBATS Festival Hall July 19 TOWKIO Howler July 19 MARMOZETS The Evelyn July 19 KIMBRA Corner Hotel July 19 WILLIAM CRIGHTON Howler July 20 LIL XAN Festival Hall July 20 KASBO Northcote Social Club July 20 MACHINE HEAD The Forum July 21 YUNGBLUD Corner Hotel July 21 CHROMEO Max Watt’s July 21 SUPERORGANISM 170 Russell July 22 CHVRCHES Margaret Court Arena July 23 LEWIS CAPALDI Howler July 24 JAMES BAY Hamer Hall July 24 FRANZ FERDINAND & MGMT Festival Hall July 24 BEN HOWARD Palais Theatre July 24, 25 ALBERT HAMMOND JR. Corner Hotel July 25 SG LEWIS Howler July 27 PRESS CLUB Northcote Social Club July 27 SWEATER CURSE The Gasometer July 27 TUMBLEWEED The Croxton July 28 LEZ ZEPPELIN Max Watt’s July 28 TAPE/OFF The Gasometer July 28 FLO RIDA The Forum July 31 SNOW PATROL Palais Theatre August 2 THE BAMBOOS Corner Hotel August 4 MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW Caulfield Racecourse August 4-5 CELINE DION Rod Laver Arena August 7 DRAPHT Howler August 9 WINTERWILD:DEATH Apollo Bay August 10-12 HIATUS KAIYOTE The Croxton August 10 MAMMAL The Croxton August 11 KAKI KING & MARC RIBOT Melbourne Recital Centre August 13 BOB DYLAN Margaret Court Arena August 13, 14 5SOS Festival Hal August 13 GRETTA RAY Corner Hotel August 16 HIPPIE SABOTAGE Howler August 17 DRUNK MUMS Bendigo Hotel August 17 EVES KARYDAS Northcote Social Club August 18 LUCA BRASI The Croxton August 24 PAGAN The Tote August 24 WINTERWILD:BIRTH Apollo Bay August 24-26 GOLDEN FEATURES The Forum August 25, 26 ANDREW W.K Corner Hotel August 25 MOVEMENTS Evelyn Hotel August 25, Wrangler Studios August 26 GOOD DOOGS Workers Club August 25 LANKS Northcote Social Club August 25, 26 THE CHARLATANS 170 Russell August 26 FLIGHT FACILITIES The Forum August 29, September 13, 14 GENE SIMMONS Margaret Court August 30 AMY SHARK The Forum August 31 COURTNEY BARNETT Festival Hall September 1 HOLLOW COVES Northcote Social Club September 1 BASTILLE The Forum September 1 KINGSWOOD Corner Hotel September 1 BRITROCK MUST BE DESTROYED 170 Russell September 2 MOOSE BLOOD Corner Hotel September 2, Arrow On Swanston September 3 BIGSOUND Fortitude Valley September 4-7 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Margaret Court Arena September 7, 8 NO MONO Corner Hotel September 7 HAYDEN JAMES Forum Theatre September 7 CONRAD SEWELL Howler September 7 HOCKEY DAD The Croxton September 7 VANCE JOY Rod Laver Arena September 8, 15
HOUSE, ELECTRO, TRANCE & CLUB NIGHTS CHIARA KICKDRUM + U-KHAN + RYAN BERKELEY + JACKSON HOOKWAY + MORE Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 2pm. HAZY SUNDAZE 303, Northcote. 3pm. BOOGS + SPACEY SPACE + RADIATOR + T-REK + MORE Revolver Upstairs,
TOUCH SENSITIVE Republica, St Kilda.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS ANNA SCIONTI Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy.
COBRA + LONG HOLIDAY + LOWPOINT + MARZ COOPER Workers Club, Fitzroy.
DAN LETHBRIDGE & SHANE O'MARA
Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 4:30pm.
INTERNAL ROT + THE BORKENLAYNE + DERAILMENT + PATISSERIE + YENDO BRUUC + CATBOX Bendigo Hotel,
Collingwood. 6:30pm. $10.
MADDER LAKE + SPECTRUM Sooki
Lounge, Belgrave. 7pm. $29.60. MADELEINE CASTLE Workers Club, Fitzroy. 1pm. $10.
MCKISKO + SEAGULL + JESSIE L WARREN Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.
MENTAL AS ANYTHING Caravan Music
Club, Bentleigh East. 2:30pm.
WARSHIPS + DEAD LIPS + VESPER GREEN + PARTY ON MY DARLING + FONZ WHALER Last Chance Rock And
Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 7pm. $10. PETE MURRAY Grand Hotel Mornington, Mornington. 7:30pm.
PINCH POINTS + THE TROPES + LIZARD QUEEN + CB RADIO Tote Hotel,
Collingwood. 6pm. $8.
BLUES/FOLK A+ + VIO + THIBAULT Tote Hotel,
ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS - FEAT: MICHELLE GARDINER + PAIGE SPIERS + PAIGE SMITH Customs House Hotel,
ARLO HARLEY + JUMPIN' JACK WILLIAMS + JONO BARWICK Evelyn
Hotel, Fitzroy. 2pm. $10. BACKYARD BREW Royal Hotel, Mornington. 3pm. BILL CHAMBERS The Back Yard, Rye. 1:30pm. $20. CHUCK BERRY REVUE Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 3pm. CORPUS MEDICORUM Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 5pm. $50. ELWOOD BLUES CLUB Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 4pm. ESSIE THOMAS Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6:30pm. GREG CHAMPION & THE USEFUL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY Lomond Hotel,
Brunswick East. 5:30pm. GRETTA ZILLER Union Hotel (brunswick), Brunswick. 5pm.
JESSE VALACH'S BLUES MOUNTAIN + AMAYA Musicland, Fawkner. 2pm. $10. JOE GUITON & THE SUICIDE TUESDAYS + SPENCER GORMAN + EAGLEMONT
Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 3pm.
KATIE BATES + JESS PARKER + ALEXANDER BECK Wesley Anne,
Northcote. 2pm. $10.
KING PUPPY & THE CARNIVORE Catfish,
NICK CHARLES Drunken Poet, West
PHIL PARA Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd.
RARE CHILD Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick.
RHYLEY MCGRATH Wesley Anne,
ROCKY WATER PROMOTIONS - FIRST BIRTHDAY - FEAT: THE AVENUE PROJECT + SVCRED + ANTICLINE + MRKILL + ANKL + MORE Whole Lotta
SECRET ACT + VINTAGE CROP + LYMES
THE MELTDOWN Spotted Mallard,
Love, Brunswick East. 4pm.
Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8. SELKI + GLEN WEE Old Bar, Fitzroy. 4pm. SHAG ROCK Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. THE MEESEEKS + SALTY JACK + CLANGER Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.
WINTERSWEET - FEAT: VALERIE HEX + HANNIE HELSDEN + JANDRUZE + JONI IN THE MOON + MORE Toff In Town,
Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ALASTAIR KERR QUARTET The Jazzlab,
Brunswick. 8pm. $20.
BALKAN BRASS - FEAT: OPA! BATO + OPA SEKO Farouk's Olive, Thornbury.
BOOGALICIOUS Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6pm. DAVID BRAMBLE Compass Pizza,
Brunswick East. 5pm.
DAVID JAANZ INTERNATIONAL SINGING SCHOOL Dizzy's Jazz Club,
JESSE I Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 5pm. MAD MELLOW + FOGGY NOTION + RAMDIGITAL Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8pm. $5. MARGRET ROADKNIGHT The Jazzlab,
Brunswick. 2:30pm. $30.
THE CHESS LORDS + THE HP TRIO Open
Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm. $10.
THE OLD MARRIED COUPLE + TIM WOODZ Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm.
VIKA & LINDA BULL + JAIME ROBBIE REYNE Memo, St Kilda. 3pm. $30.
ROSE ZITA FALKO Union Hotel, Brunswick. THE EASY LEAVES Standard Hotel, Fitzroy.
THE RECHORDS - FEAT: TIJUANA SURF
Gem Bar, Collingwood. 7:30pm. THE THREE KINGS Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 5pm.
Monday 16 Jul INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS KILLER HERTZ + MORE Evelyn Hotel,
Fitzroy. 8pm. $5. LIL DICKY Forum Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $79.90.
6TH ANNUAL SAM FAZIO BIRTHDAY INVITATIONAL FUNDRAISER - FEAT: YIS + THE THOD + WHITE VANS Old Bar,
Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $10.
CHARLES JENKINS Retreat Hotel,
NIEUW MONDAYS - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7pm. $3. WOOPING DUCK + RAW HUMPS + VARIOUS DJS Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy.
PINK + THE RUBENS Rod Laver Arena,
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC 303 YARRA BANKS JAM NIGHT 303,
GEORGIA RODGERS Dizzy's Jazz Club,
Richmond. 7:30pm. $20.
LINDA CABLE & MUSICAL CHAIRS
Dizzy's Jazz Club, Richmond. 7:30pm.
MONDAY NIGHT MASS - FEAT: ATOM + OTHER PLACES + ASTRAL SKULLS + ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING Northcote
Social Club, Northcote. 7pm.
THE B# BIG BAND Hamer Hall
Southbank. 1:30pm. $22.
WILSON / ANNING / KELLER The
Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm. $15. YONDERKID + TIRIO Open Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm. $10.
Tuesday 17 Jul JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC MEHR ENSEMBLE Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6pm. $49.
NOW. HERE. THIS - FEAT: BLUME + LØGØ + QUADRIFID + SLUDGE PARTY
Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $10.
SOULFISH + THE ODDS + THE EMILY LAWSON BAND + RUSTED NUKES
Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7pm. $10.
THE JACK EARLE BIG BAND (WITH FEM BELLING) The Jazzlab, Brunswick.
UNCOMFORTABLE SCIENCE - FEAT: LACHLAN MITCHELL + MORE Boney,
Melbourne Cbd. 9pm.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS BIG JUMANJI & THE COATHANGERS + MOTHER GURUS Cherry Bar, Melbourne
BOTH SIDES NOW - THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL - FEAT: KATE MILLERHEIDKE + ELLA HOOPER + WENDY MATTHEWS + KRISTIN BERARDI + RACHEL GAUDRY Hamer Hall,
Southbank. 7:30pm. $100.95. CARLA GENEVE Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 7:30pm. $10.
CREME DE LA FEMME - FEAT: EMMA RUSSACK + BABEY + TALI MAHONEY
Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.
DAVE GRANEY & CLARE MOORE The
Public Brewery, Croydon. 6pm.
MARTIN FRAWLEY + GREGOR Tote
Hotel, Collingwood. 7pm.
MIDDLE MANAGEMENT + ANTI VIOLET + BODYPARTS Retreat Hotel,
PINK + THE RUBENS Rod Laver Arena,
HE CRIES DIAMONDS + ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH + INFRAGHOSTS + MANZER Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7pm. $7.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK ALISON FERRIER Drunken Poet, West
FISHMONGER + BELLA QUINLAN
Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8pm. IRISH SESSION Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 8pm. REVOLVER RETURNS - OPEN MIC NIGHT Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7pm. SUMI JO Melbourne Recital Centre,
Southbank. 7:30pm. $99.