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ISSUE NO 1642

Contents 10 16 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 24

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My Name Is Jimi

News Arts Guide October Gig Picks Industry Metal Electronic Beat Eats Charts Lexicon My Name Is Jimi Resting Switch Face Beat’s Guide to DIY Pill Testing Sonic/Ascent The Lost Lands Niine Snarky Puppy Margo Price Clare Bowen Loch Hart Festival Renegade Pub Footy Melbourne International HiFi Show World Vegan Day Melbourne International Arts Festival Three Phase Studio Album of the Week Singles of the Week Album Reviews Gig Guide

Editor’s note With Gloria Brancatisano

I’m truly terrible at goodbyes, and I’ve started and deleted this more times than I want to admit. But here goes. Because today is the last time, dear Beat reader, that we’ll meet like this. I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for letting us share your bar stools, cafe dates, train rides, and days (or nights) with you. I hope the stories we have shared together have made you feel something – and at the very least, inspired you to get out and see a new band. You can’t truly know the passion, talent, and brilliance that fills the walls of the Beat/Furst Media office, but it’s a place I’ve been blessed enough to continue being invited back to for some time. Behind every word, picture, and page of this magazine are some of the most dedicated people you’ll meet, and to say that I’m going to miss this team of weird and wonderful characters is the greatest understatement. But the boat sails on, and your new captain Tom Parker will now take you on your Beat journey. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to do this every week so thank you for being a part of it. I’ll see you at a gig some time.

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News Melbourne Music Week Drop 2018 Program

FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR 6PM–8PM $7 PINTS $4 POTS Friday 5 October BEE’S KNEES

Melbourne Music Week have upped the ante with the announcement of their full 2018 program. While ACMI will act as the epicentre for all the action, a host of other cult Melbourne venues will also host festivites. Cherry Bar will host an epic laneway party headlined by Regurgitator and Nai Palm. The Push’s 30th birthday celebration will take over Federation Square, while The Dark Space Project will see punters amid pitch darkness at The Toff, encouraged to take in the music without the distraction of sight. Melbourne Music Week goes down from Friday November 16 until Saturday November 24. Find details on the full program via the Beat website.

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Allen Stone

Gizzfest

Alongside his appearance at the 30th annual Bluesfest in 2019, soul and R&B trailblazer Allen Stone has announced he’ll be playing a run of sideshows across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Stone is currently riding out the success of his latest offering ‘Warriors’, which saw him give a performance at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year. Last month, the singer-songwriter played a sell-out show to the Croxton Bandroom, so punters who missed out will want to lap up these new tickets quickly. Allen Stone hits up The Corner Hotel on Sunday April 14, tickets available via Bluesfest Touring.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s acclaimed festival Gizzfest will make its return in December, and the lineup is an absolute cracker. King Gizz themselves are headlining with an extra-long career spanning set complete with epic visuals. The 2018 lineup also features international guests The Mystery Lights, Surfbort (USA) and Altin Gün (NL), alongside homegrown heroes Tropical Fuck Storm, Amyl & The Sniffers, HEXDEBT, Stonefield, Body Type, Nice Biscuit, Bitch Diesel, Leah Senior and more. Gizzfest goes down on Saturday December 1 at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Locks in 2019 Melbourne show

Unveil scorching 2018 lineup

Thando

Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

PBS is putting on a massive show celebrating the soul legend PBS has announced they’ll be putting on an Aretha Franklin tribute show, inviting fans to celebrate her life by reliving her greatest hits. An all-star lineup of artists has been cast to perform the singer’s greats, including the likes of Kylie Auldist, Thando, Ella Thompson, Stella Angelico, Ruth Rogers Wright, Bec Rigby (The Harpoons), Hannah Acfield and The Holy Hallelujahs, with backing from the all-female SPIRE ensemble. PBS DJ’s Miss Goldie and Vince Peach will also be hitting the decks to open and close the show when it goes down on Saturday October 27 at The Corner Hotel. 10

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Methyl Ethel

Drop new track, announce tour dates Adored Perth art-rock outfit Methyl Ethel unveiled their new single ‘Scream Whole’ this week, and have announced that they’ll launch it live at the end of October. The band will be heading to Melbourne and Sydney to debut the new earworm, before hitting up a bunch of festivals before the year closes, and then opening 2019 with a spot at Laneway and a North American tour. Methyl Ethel will take to Howler on Thursday November 1 and Melbourne Laneway on Saturday February 9.


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Cat Power Revealed As First Zoo Twilights Act For 2019

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Hanson

Will bring their String Theory Symphonic Tour to Australia They’re the trio of brothers who gave us the epic ‘97 track, ‘MMMbop’, and now acclaimed pop-rockers Hanson are set to bring their string theory symphonic tour Down Under. The ambitious tour project frames the Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum band’s music through an orchestral lens, and features arrangements from Academy Award-winner David Campbell. Nothing short of epic, the tour is set to land in Australia in February next year, and will take in theatres in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra. It will come into The Palais on Wednesday February 27.

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Announce string of east coast shows Sydney punks Hellions have announced that they’ll be taking on an exclusive run of east coast shows set to celebrate their hotlyanticipated fourth studio album Rue. ‘Smile’ is the first taste of the new record, a dynamic and upbeat track revolves around the refrain “I’m ready to run, are you ready?” and looks at the depth of our interactions in the digital age. Revered for their explosive live shows, Hellions are set to storm into the Northcote Social Club on Wednesday October 24. Rue is out on Friday October 19 via UNFD.

Good Doogs

Oh Pep!

Since bursting onto the scene with their cracking single ‘Nothing To Do’, WA’s Good Doogs have earmarked themselves as the next big thing in surf rock. With a stack of massive shows under their belt for this year including a sold-out appearance at BIGSOUND, the trio have now locked in an extensive run of dates to round out their massive year. The tour will see Good Doogs take in a slew of festivals including Shakafest, Festival Of The Sun and Hyperfest as well as venues across the country including Northcote Social Club on Sunday December 30.

Renowned Melbourne duo Oh Pep! are on the brink of releasing their sophomore effort, I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You and have announced that they’ll be taking it around the country throughout summer. The tour will come off the back of a massive run of international support dates with Gregory Alan Isakov in North America and Middle Kids in Europe, while the pop duo have also locked in festival slots including Queenscliff Music Festival and Fairgrounds. As part of their launch tour, Oh Pep! will play The Corner Hotel on Saturday December 1. I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You drops on Friday October 26 via ATO Records/People Speak.

Lock in heaving national tour

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Hellions

Announce run of headline shows


Come Away with Me A Tribute to Female Blues Legends Saturday October 6 at 7:00pm Paris Cat Jazz Club 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne Sunday October 7 at 2:30-4:30pm Open Studios 204 High Street, Northcote Monday October 8 at 7:30pm-10:30pm Bar 303 303 High Street, Northcote jsmusichobart

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Vera Blue Announced As 2019 The Hills Are Alive Headliner

Vera Blue

Beloved festival The Hills are Alive have unveiled their 2019 headliner, and it’s none other than indie-pop darling Vera Blue. Since dropping her debut EP in 2016, Vera Blue has marked herself as one of the most adored pop acts in the country, consistently gracing airwaves and stages, and selling out four national tours. Currently riding out the success of her latest album Perennial, she’s now set to add The Hills Are Alive to her list of accolades. There’ll be all the usual fun and games including comedy, yoga, karaoke and more, when the 11th annual The Hills Are Alive goes down at The Farm, South Gippsland from Friday March 29 until Sunday March 31. Keep an eye on the Beat website for the full lineup announcement on Thursday October 11.

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Darude

Fragile Animals

Finnish DJ heavyweight Darude has revealed that he’ll be making his way to Australia later this month for a nine-stop run of shows celebrating his upcoming track ‘Timeless’. The trance giant’s seminal release ‘Sandstorm’, the first single to be taken from his 2000 debut record Before The Storm, saw the then 24 year-old burst onto the international stage, amassing over 100 million streams and six million units sold in the track’s wake. Darude will bring a heaving set of cuts from across his career to Treat Danceclub on Saturday October 27.

Sunshine Coast indie-rock outfit Fragile Animals have let loose a new single ‘Landing’ and announced they’ll be taking on a run of east coast shows to celebrate it. Wasting no time since the release of their debut EP Light That Fades in October 2017, the track comes as the first cut of their forthcoming sophomore EP and sees the threepiece take on elements of indie-pop and shoegaze. With support slots with the likes of Polish Club, Bugs and Jebediah under their belt, this headline run is sure to be the best of Fragile Animals yet. They’ll hit Penny Black on Friday October 19.

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Neko Case

The Bennies

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Stay Gold

Port Fairy Folk Festival have lifted the lid on a batch of new artists set to appear on their 2019 bill. Former The New Pornographers member and acclaimed solo songstress Neko Case is among them, who’ll play two sets at the acclaimed folk gathering alongside an intimate performance as part of the Women Out Loud event. Meanwhile, Brisbane-native indie-folk duo Hollow Coves have also been cast for the festivities, who’ll yield their acclaimed brand of acoustic folk. The additions come alongside the alreadyannounced bill of Mojo Juju, Renée Geyer, Broderick Smith, Gaby Moreno and more, who’ll take over Port Fairy from Friday March 8 to Monday March 11.

Stay Gold is the new kid on the Sydney Road block, and they’re throwing a launch party to ensure that everyone knows they’ve arrived. Straight from the group who brought Brisbane such beloved venues as The Brightside, Blackbear Lodge and even Good Things Festival, Stay Gold is set to launch their band room this weekend, with the public bar slated to launch in time for Christmas drinks. With The Bennies headlining, a DZ Deathrays DJ set and free entry, this is gearing up to be a massive affair. Catch it all on Friday October 12 at 133 Sydney Road, Brunswick from 8pm.

Add a batch of new artists to their 2018 bill

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See award-winning pianist Rose Reibl perform a dream-like score to slow cinema film Sleep Has Her House at the Environmental Film Festival Australia. Shot entirely on an iPhone, this haunting and evocative film features a UK forest in the dark -- a moment to reflect on the beauty of nature at night.

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The Man from Mo’ Wax Exclusive screening at Belleville

Belleville is hosting an exclusive screening of acclaimed documentary The Man from Mo’ Wax on Sunday October 7. The documentary follows the events surrounding British label Mo’ Wax and founder James Lavelle. Giving a look behind the scenes during an exciting era in British music, the audience will see the business that brought DJ Shadow, DJ Krush and Dr Octagon to the world. The film is compiled from over 700 hours of footage over 30 years featuring music industry veteranss such as Lavelle, DJ Shadow, Massive Attack, Futura 2000, Grandmaster Flash, Ian Brown, Thom Yorke and more. All this is followed by an after party with Vee, Rintrah, JPS and Sean Deans – what’s more to love?. Limited tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Lexicon Is The Daring New Circus Show Taking to Melbourne International Arts Festival The UK’s leading large-scale circus company NoFit State Circus is set to present a new circus show, Lexicon, at the Royal Botanic Gardens as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Daring and seductive, this is the ultimate contemporary celebration of the past, present and future of circus acts. 250 years since Philip Astley invented the circus ring as we know it today. NoFit State is celebrating in a world of magic, misfits, poetry and of course, laughter. Set to be a spectacle like no other, Lexicon will run at Melbourne International Arts Festival from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21. Tickets via the MIAF website.

Comedy Head to The Improv Conspiracy Theatre’s Harold Night this Thursday October 4 and you’ll find four improv comedy teams raring to turn your audience suggestion into a spit-fire piece of comedy. If you can’t make it on Thursday, The Improv Conspiracy Theatre also holds improv performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays each week too. Check out the theatre’s website for all their shows and tickets.

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The Cute

Melbourne International Games Week ACMI announces 2018 program

ACMI has announced their full program for International Games Week. From Saturday October 20 to Sunday October 28, MIGW will bring together industry professionals, enthusiasts, educators and game-lovers of all ages for conferences, events and activities. Kicking it off with the RMIT Audience Lab where new games will be tested, the week-long event then sees talks about creating video game reviews, women and non-binary gamers, a celebration of educational games and much more. Following MIGW, ACMI visitors will still have the opportunity to road test new games and hear from local students until as late as December. For the full program and tickets head to ACMI’s website.

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Gothic

Gabriel Iglesias

From Schubert to The Cure, Gothic covers it all at the Arts Centre on Sunday November 25. This shows is an eerie and diverse performance tracking gothic music from medieval times through to its breakpoints in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Gothic features songs from The Cure, Kate Bush and Michael Jackson, alongside motion graphics from London-based artist Michael French, to create a unique experience for its audience. The show premiered at VIVD Live to critical and audience acclaim. Contributors to this show include award-winning composer Andrée Greenwell, singer Jessica O’Donoghue, guitarist David Trumpmanis and string quartet Ad Hoc Collective. Tickets are available via the Art Centre website.

Gabriel Iglesias is starting the new year in all the right ways, and this is your chance to join him at The Plenary on Wednesday January 9. Iglesias is one of America’s most successful standup comedians, performing to sold out venues around the world including New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre, and having notched over 350 million views on YouTube. You may have also heard Iglesias’ voice in animated films such as Coco, Ferdinand, Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Book of Life, The Nut Job and Planes. Tickets to One Show Fits All are available via Ticketek.

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October Gig Picks WITH GRETA BRERETON

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So, we’re officially in October, which means it’s scarily close to the end of the year. Give it a few more weeks and festival season will be in full swing, but if you’re like me, the hankering for live music is kicking in hard. This is Melbourne, so there’s always plenty of gigs to get around, but I’ve narrowed it down to the best three primed to set this city alight.

ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER AT THE CORNER HOTEL

This Melbourne five-piece make jams that are best enjoyed when blasted through the car stereo, driving down to the beach. Or sweltering in the city, sprawled out in a park somewhere, catching some sun. Fran Keaney, Joe White, Tom Russo, Marcel Tussie and Joe Russo have been playing together since 2015, but it wasn’t until their 2017 EP, The French Press, that they really blew up. Supporting their debut album, Hope Downs, Rolling Blackouts are heading off on a headline tour around Australia this month, before venturing on to Europe and the UK. Catch them at The Corner on Saturday October 13 or Sunday October 14, supported by Sydney girl gang, Body Type.

SKEGSS AT THE CROXTON BANDROOM

The boys from Byron have really made a mark on the garage music scene since their 2014 debut, but the release of My Own Mess last month saw their popularity sky-rocket. It’s all thrashy guitars, heavy drums and laid-back vocals with Skegss; songs about life, growing up, fucking up and being young. They’ve played shows here and there over the past few years and solidified their status with an epic Splendour in the Grass set, but this will be their first album tour, so it’s going to be huge. I’m betting there’ll be crowd surfing, intense moshing, and a lot of hair flicking from the trio. They’ve got a few shows at The Croxton Bandroom lined up, one on Friday October 19 and one on Saturday October 20, with US rockers Twin Peaks and Newtown’s SCABZ along for the ride. I’ve been a fan girl since day dot, so I’m pretty bloody stoked for this one.

GANG OF YOUTHS AT THE FORUM

This one had to get a spot on here. It’s been a colossal year for the Sydney band - from taking out four spots on the triple j Hottest 100, to playing Splendour in the Grass, starring in the Australian debut of MTV Unplugged, compiling their own music festival, and rounding out 2018 with a huge Australian tour. They’re firmly cementing themselves as Australian music legends (unless you’re Brendan Fevola, and clearly not a fan), and frontman David Le’aupepe is iconic in his own right, winning crowds with his ever-so-suave dance moves and silky-smooth voice. Seriously, just take a look at his Splendour in the Grass performance and you’ll see what I mean. I have no doubt that they’ll be bringing mountains of energy for all eight of their shows at The Forum (yes, eight), and whether you’re a die-hard fan or not, it’s going to be one memorable show.

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Power Trip

Alice Ivy

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As part of Australian Music Vault’s education program, women, trans and gender non-conforming individuals can hone their skills as electronic music producers with Operator, a six-week workshop using Ableton Live at Arts Centre Melbourne’s The Channel, from Thursday October 4 to Thursday November 8. The mentors are Zoe Rinkel, Kids at Midnight, Bek Varcoe and Alice Ivy. The sessions cover introduction to Ableton Live including setup, navigation and creating drum tracks, sound engineering and mixing, recording and audio effects. In the final week, Ivy teaches sampling and, with Varcoe, punters will learn about live performances with Ableton. “I’ve been doing these workshops for two years now,” Ivy says. “Whenever I’m in Melbourne and they offer me a spot I always grab it because it’s really, really rewarding to do.” To prepare, she has to “dust the cobwebs out of my production theory. A group of usually 20 female and non-binary people in the same space creating music is an amazing thing. They’re enthusiastic and keen, and it gets exciting when we create samples from a bunch of vinyl. It’s awesome and it’s r eally inspiring.” She has certain premises for the way she creates her music that she introduces to her students. 1. Minimal preparation, just experiment: Despite the impression you might gain from listening to her singles such as ‘Touch’ and ‘Almost Here’, she goes into a recording session with virtually no preparation. At the most, she might go into Spotify and find tracks whose sound she likes, and puts them in a file to refer to. “I go in with an open mind and I create something that excites me. “That’s the vibe I create when I’m in the class too. As in, there are no rules, don’t feel there are boundaries. If you feel it’s right, just do it. These classes create a safe space for people to experiment. It’s their journey, after all, and each phase of skill development is different for everyone.” 2. Collaboration: “By working with other people, you get better at what you do. You bring your best songwriting skills and they bring their best songwriting skills to the table, and it’s amazing. Essentially you’re ‘stealing’ someone else’s songwriting and that’s totally cool.” 3. Never rush art: “It’s the best advice I’ve got [from Camp Cope]. When you start to have a team around you – management, labels, booking agents – you’re being told you have to rush something to coincide with something else. It’s not a healthy thing. If it feels right, it feels right. Because you need to put yourself as an artist first.” Alice swears that Ableton made all the difference to being a producer. She’d started out playing guitar in a Motown-inspired band and had no input in the mixing of their records. “Then doing it solo in my bedroom, I didn’t need ten other people to create it. I started using it three years ago, and it completely changed my life.” The Operator workshops are suitable for ages 16+. Call 1300 182 183 to book or visit the Arts Centre Melbourne website.

Last week, I witnessed Texan crossover thrash metal band Power Trip decimate the Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne. It was a show that was sold out months before its date and one where the energy and interaction between a band truly on fire, and a crowd pumped, was all time. Following a near-decade long slow simmer before the breakout success of Power Trip’s second album Nightmare Logic, the contents of a creation that took old school sounds, honed them in the hardcore scene, and made retro thrash feel fresh again, finally spilled over into the heavy metal mainstream. Numerous end-of-year lists, magazine covers, and support tours with bands such as Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed and Lamb of God has at this point cemented their not only long-term survival, but eventual dominance.

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“Real recognises real” is what some might say. Perhaps there is something to be said for the slow-burn success as opposed to the overnight bust, but this is a band that despite all the hype surrounding them, ‘gets it’. It didn’t happen overnight, and there was never a guarantee, but it seems neither aspect of that bothered them. With almost all the capital city shows around Australia selling out, it doesn’t take a genius to see that this band could have played larger rooms. There was more money that could have been made. 600 people across two sold-out weekend shows in Melbourne, on a very basic mathematical level, quite easily translates to 800-900 people in a bigger room for a single show. Yet, we got to feel a tense excitement, a palpable intimacy, and be a part of a vibe that was totally bang on for our first Power Trip experience. The band has grown from playing DIY punk rock squats, to headlining 1000 cap rooms in their homeland, and Australia started somewhere in the middle of that. I feel at times that some tour promoters, managers, and/ or bands cannot see the importance of creating formative spaces like this - even when things still aren’t fully formed. They do not see the bigger picture of the slow burn and how much that has a long-term payoff when it comes to a touring act’s long-term longevity. Sure, Power Trip is a special case, and they probably didn’t have some arsehole of a booking agent demanding they be paid a million dollars. But where possible, perhaps consider scaling the build. Withhold the supply over demand.


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Electronic WITH MICHAEL CUSACK

Mall Grab

Australian lo-fi house kingpin Mall Grab has launched his second label Looking For Trouble with the first release coming from himself a four track EP called How The Dogs Chill, Vol. 1. It’s basically a complete departure from the sound he made his name on, exploring break-beats, early jungle and grime electro sounds. For whatever reason, this seems to be a move a lot of the bigger lo-fi house producers and DJs are making at the moment, possibly a reaction to the massive oversaturation of producers exploring the genre, or just a natural evolution for a generation stuck in four-to-the-floor house music. Mall Grab’s currently touring throughout Europe, but will be touching down in Australia for Output Festival in Sydney late November. Hopefully some further dates around the country will be announced soon.

Beat Eats WITH GEORGIA SPANOS

So let’s chat about Capitano, Melbourne’s newest American-Italian food baby doing exceptionally well. Most would agree, Italian food is the most orthodox of cuisines. You don’t often see staples being sliced and diced into fusions and contemporary creations; somehow it seems disrespectful to do so. Take Massimo Bottura for instance, the first chef to challenge Nonna’s delicacies with his restaurant Osteria Francescana. The chef brewed quite a storm with his take on the classic lasagne – diners solely being presented with the final, crispy layer of the dish. With that being said, the one and only well-received branch of the cuisine is ‘American-Italian’, shaped throughout history when Italians hit American shores. The cuisine doesn’t show many shades of difference from the traditional, yet you can certainly recognise a heavier element with more sauce, more cheese, and plenty more meat. The new Capitano in Rathdowne Street, Carlton, is one of Melbourne’s first American-Italian eateries exemplifing just that.

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One of my favourite techno producers, Antigone, has announced his incoming debut album, Rising, coming out via Token Records on November 16. The French producer has consistently tested the confines of the techno blueprint since his debut release in 2012, filling his soundstage with helpings of dystopian ambience, complex polyrhythms and general epic-ness. He’s also the only DJ I’ve ever seen use effect boxes usually reserved for guitarists in the FX loop of his mixer. The lead single ‘Dume’ is available to listen to on Token Records’ SoundCloud now.

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Tornado Wallace

Back home, this week sees Tornado Wallace leading the charge at Lounge’s weekly night, Lucid. The Berlin-based, Melbourne DJ is always a welcome treat for those who want to relive the glory days of the Mercat Basement, where he was a resident of the legendary C Grade night for many years. Wallace also recently released a very excellent remix of local band Mildlife’s track ‘The Magnificent Moon’ making an exception to Wallace’s self-imposed no remixes rule. Backing him up will be Pjenne, Awesome Wales and the hosts, 6am at the Garage. Kicks off at 10pm. 20 BEAT.COM.AU

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Lexicon By Meg Crawford

Though the night before’s wrap party finished circa 1am and she’s still nursing her first coffee of the day, show director Firenza Guidi is fired up about NoFit State’s Melbourne season of Lexicon. Guidi is pumped for good reason, the show, which celebrates 250 years of circus in the ring, is on the cusp of a Botanic Gardens takeover as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. It’s exciting too because NoFit State, one of the UK’s most innovative and daring circus companies, explores new territory with Lexicon. Specifically, the 32-year-old Welsh outfit is famed for its roving circus shows, where the audience stands for the duration of the performance, putting them right in the thick of the action. With Lexicon, the company harkens back to a more traditional style of circus where the audience is seated in a tent, although there’s no sense that the show is any less thrilling. “This was one of the challenges for me,” Guidi says. “After doing shows for 15 years that had a standing audience right in the middle of the action where everything was very, very close to them, I was presented with a 700-seat venue, and I thought, ‘How am I going to preserve that kind of proximity? The kind of intimacy where the audience feels that they are part of this world and not simply watching from afar?’ “But we’ve preserved a proximity, an intimacy, and there’s a great deal of rushing through and popping out from the audience – we’ve still captured all of the muscularity, carnality, and warmth.” But Guidi needn’t have been apprehensive – by all accounts Lexicon nails it. “Somebody at the end of the first show, which was in the south of France, said, ‘C’est du grand cirque’ – this is really great circus,” Guidi recalls. “As a quote, that was exactly what I wanted to hear.” Lexicon is a supremely thoughtful piece of circus, making the best use of Guidi’s forensic approach to

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the show, all of which is unsurprising given that Guidi is a guest lecturer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, has a PhD in 16th century tragedy and lectures all over the world. “We started with research on the origins of circus, going to museums of circus, and spending a lot of time in the British Library archives of family circus and early fairground,” Guidi recalls. “I imbued myself with that.” The next step was to track down a cast who could deliver her vision, which opened up a whole new world of performers. “All of a sudden, I could audition people I couldn’t previously with a show where there was a standing audience,” she explains. “With a seated audience, I could prioritise skills, which I couldn’t before, like juggling.” It also led Guidi to reflect on the evolution of circus in the last ten to 15 years, during which time it’s been belatedly recognised as an art form. “I didn’t want to throw the circus baby out with the bath water,” she says. “The research for this actually brought me back to the skills, the traditional circus families and the day-to-day dedication involved in what they did. “The show isn’t about ‘I do circus because I move certain things or certain objects,’ but really pays homage to a series of traditional skills, which require a lot of dedication, time and danger.” It was the research too that fuelled her thinking for one of the show’s most indelible images – vintage desks and performers flying over the stage. “By going back to the origins of the circus form, my thinking was that I needed to celebrate their genesis. “It was almost like going back to school for us, which is where the student and vintage desk concept came from. School is one of the first places where we

learn about rules, and circus is a place where we can learn to break them.” In fact, the show’s whole narrative explores the concept of circus as an avenue for rule breakers and outliers. “The entire dramaturgy of the piece is about getting rid of the figure of authority and showing that those who ran away with the circus – the misfits and the outcasts – are actually the ones whose imagination provokes magic. Not magic like Harry Potter with a magic wand. The magic here is misbehaving and in order to misbehave you need to have imagination.” The other element of magic, from Guidi’s perspective, comes from revealing how the show is rigged. “Everybody will see nine people on nine desks flying in the air and they will also see – if they want to see it – the human beings that bring them up in the air. There are no motors, no engines, no winches in the background. There is no hiding of the machinery and that’s also created magic,” she says. “It’s actually a feat of engineering to take everybody up in the air, and have a swinging trapeze seamlessly going up and down to the ground with the performer on it, who can then just step out without doing anything.”

“School is one of the first places where we learn about rules, and circus is a place where we can learn to break them.” Lexicon will perform at Royal Botanic Gardens from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21 as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Melbourne International Arts Festival runs from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21.


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My Name is Jimi Jimi Bani is determined to make sure his culture isn’t forgotten. He’s well known on the silver screen after roles in important shows like Redfern Now and Mabo, but Bani’s latest project is a theatre piece that will give Australians an insight into a lesser-known Indigenous culture. “This is a story about my connection to my cultural heritage back in the Torres Strait Islands. It’s very educational because not many people know about the Torres Strait Islanders, especially further down south,” Bani says. After premiering this new theatre show, My Name is Jimi, in Cairns – his second home – Bani is taking the show on tour, stopping to educate and entertain in major cities such as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The reception from audiences has surprised Bani and his crew, who are only just discovering how little the average Australian knows about Island heritage. “It certainly helped us to become crisper and clearer in what we were saying in the show, when you realise maybe 50 per cent don’t really know the islander culture. You get really different responses. When we were in Sydney about 95 per cent didn’t know anything about the Torres Strait.” My Name is Jimi isn’t just an educational tool for his audience. One of Bani’s biggest inspirations in writing this play was to pass on important cultural traditions and stories to his children. “The idea that I was really passionate about was belonging and identity, especially for my children. I was born and bred in the Torres Strait Islands, and my children were born here in Cairns, and I want to see them stay connected. It’s really important to me

“This is a story about my connection to my cultural heritage back in the Torres Strait Islands.” to pass down the knowledge that was given to me.” Bani’s source of this knowledge was his late father, Dimple Bani, the eighth chief of Wagadagam and the first chief for a hundred years, who’s title Bani will soon inherit. The play was originally conceived by Jimi, his father and director Jason Klarwein before Dimple’s unfortunate passing in 2015. With his father’s death, Bani saw a renewed importance in the piece that he was creating. “This was part of the urgency behind it, my son’s friends, even though they carry the Torres Strait Islands flag so high, deep within they are searching and really trying to find who they are and where they come from.” Family is a key word in both this play and Bani’s life, something he’s made even more prominent through his casting choices. “I’ve got my mum, my grandma, my two brothers and my son on stage with me. They were a little bit freaked out, they didn’t want to perform in front of so many people but I said to my Mum, ‘It’s what you always do. You’re the owners of our songs and dance. You perform in front of hundreds of people every

time, every special occasion.’” It sounds like a heavy responsibility to take on, this passing of knowledge and education to a whole generation of Australian-raised Torres Strait Islanders, but just because he takes it so seriously doesn’t mean that he isn’t having fun. Bani says comedy is a big part of his culture. He’d even go so far as to say it’s the main part. And comedy, that universal language of laughter, is going to be the biggest allure of My Name is Jimi. “It’s funny, the design of a theatre show, it’s exactly how we do traditional dancing. The spirit of the dance is so strong, and because it hits them, they do these clownish things. And we call that eggy. We say, ‘Oh here he goes doing eggy.’” BY TARNAY SASS

Resting Switch Face

“A lot of people think that you [as a receptionist] can do a million things at once, but they also treat you like you’re not very bright.”

Following the success of their sold-out show, First Wives Pub, female-fronted theatre company Red Brassiere have created a new cabaret production. Titled Resting Switch Face, the show is based on the lives of two polar opposite characters, Zoe and Jess, navigating the highs and lows of working as receptionists. “The production consists of Kelley [Kerr Young], Hayley [Deutrom Wakeling] and myself from the original First Wives Pub,” says musical director Roni Shewan. “We wanted to do a show that captured all the trials and tribulations of being a receptionist and how you can often get the brunt of crap in the job. These situations can be both frustrating and comical at the same time.” The production was inspired by the trio’s own experiences in working as receptionists in the past, using their own anecdotal experiences to inspire ideas for the show. “There’s Zoe who is one of those workers who hates her job and clearly struggles to get up in the morning and get there; she has a bit of a cynical attitude,” Shewan says. “The other character, Jess, is very positive and happy-go-lucky, but you can tell underneath that she’s really struggling to get through the day. “The play deals with the crap they go through in a working day – things like the courier being sleazy and people not remembering their names, to the photocopier breaking down and everybody asking them whether they know how to fix it. Yet they have to

My Name is Jimi will be performed at Arts Centre Melbourne from Thursday October 4 until Sunday October 7 as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Melbourne International Arts Festival runs from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21.

stay on the front desk and take calls. “A lot of people think that you can do a million things at once, but they also treat you like you’re not very bright at the same time.” Red Brassiere aim to use their unique voice and production in order to discuss feminism and issues surrounding representations of women. “The characters are different representations of women and their personalities; it’s basically showing that women have diverse personalities and stories,” Shewan says. “I think it’s quite interesting that they’re placed together because they really represent how you start in the position and how you can sometimes inevitably end up. “There’s part of their personalities that are archetypes of femininity and the idea of what is female; there’s two different responses to what’s expected. Hayley is a brilliant writer, she’s very funny but she also shows the issues that women face in a way that gets you thinking where you don’t feel completely destroyed afterwards.” Shewan herself thoroughly enjoyed the process of identifying and re-harmonising music that would enhance the themes of this cabaret production. Re-

working songs from Blondie, Lily Allen, Kate Bush, Dolly Parton and The Ting Tings. “The show is quite relatable, I think people will be able to see a bit of themselves in there,” she says. “We’re doing Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’, but it’s completely re-harmonised and the feel has changed slightly just to bring out the mundaneness of 9 to 5 and not really feeling like you’re getting anywhere. “We also chose the Lily Allen song ‘Everything is Wonderful’ because it’s about trying to get by as a younger person in the workforce, trying to get enough money to buy a house and finding that very difficult. Then you’re being told that you need to look one way, you’re seeing models in magazines and trying to live up to these standards and really struggling with that.” Shewan also elaborates on how humour is a key technique for informing audiences about real-life issues in a clever way. “Humour is a great way of getting people on board. We come from a very humorous and sarcastic culture and it doesn’t like to take itself too seriously, so I think sometimes it’s the best way to give light to things.”

Resting Switch Face will play at The Butterfly Club from Monday October 22 until Saturday October 27 (excluding Tuesday) at 7pm.

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Beat’s guide to DIY pill testing and harm minimisation By Tom Parker

The topic of pill testing is like a venus flytrap, devouring us more and more every time someone falls sick at a music festival, overdoses, or is apprehended for possession. It’s a hurricane that doesn’t look likely to abate soon, with Australian politicians’ varying stance on the issue a reason for that. In October 2017, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews flipped his position on safe drug-injection rooms after a jump in heroin overdoses in Victoria. He implemented a two-year trial of the service in inner Melbourne drug hotspot, Richmond. The facility is currently running at North Richmond Community Health and is open 12 hours a day, seven days a week. But his opposition to pill testing at music festivals won’t waver and as recently as May, Andrews forwarded his stance on the matter. “These drugs cannot be consumed at a safe level, therefore, we will not be putting in place a pill testing regime,” he said. This reaffirmed similar views the Premier had  in January. “There are (sic) no safe levels at which these substances can be taken and there was proof positive  of that yesterday,” Andrews said at Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March. “We are not having pill testing in this state, not under a government I lead anyway.” The juxtaposition of promotion versus minimisation separates the debate – does the very service of pill testing, in fact, promote drug use as it provides a safety net? Or, does it reduce harm, given that punters can stop themselves from taking a substance based on the composition of their drug? As the pollies continue running in circles, there are some ways you can get ahead of the pack. There are pill testing kits that you can buy and use, yourself.  It’s all a bit daunting at first, but we’ve put together a guide on what pill testing kits are, how to use them and where to get them from.  Remember, taking drugs is always done at your own risk. There’s no more effective harm minimisation than not doing them. But if you’ve consciously made a choice to do so, there are legal options out there that can help reduce the risks -albeit, never entirely eradicating them. 

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What is a pill test kit and how does it work? A basic pill test is a process of dripping a reagent (i.e. liquid mixture) onto the substance you are concerned or curious about. For the purposes of the exercise, we will introduce the most common testing method, the Marquis reagent test. This was pioneered by Russian pharmacologist, Eduard Marquis in the late 19th century. The Marquis reagent is a liquid composed of a mixture of concentrated sulphuric acid and formaldehyde. The combination of these chemicals creates a reaction which causes an altered colour. This colour and the time it takes to eventuate can help you determine what chemicals are present in your drug. The Marquis reagent is effective in searching for the presence of ecstasy, meth/amphetamine, cathinones, DXM, 2C-B and more. You don’t need much of the substance and won’t need to sacrifice an entire cap or pill for the sake of the test. Where do I get a pill testing kit from? Australian company  EZ Test  is pretty much your one-stop shop for picking up the relevant kits. And they’ve got the whole bounty. Starting with the Marquis reagent test, EZ branch out into relevant tests for ketamine, cocaine, LSD, GHB and more. EZ also have tests that can examine the purity of substances such as MDMA or cocaine. For more thorough analyses, EZ also stocks an “Ultimate Ecstasy Pack” and an “Ultimate Coke Pack”, if you want to zero in further. But what about the myths? Myth 1: My dealer should have already tested them Having trust that your dealer has tested your drugs before selling them to you is a very complacent, ignorant mentality to have. While most dealers will attempt to test their drugs before dishing them off, there’s always a chance that human error or even apparatus error could’ve slipped in. There’s an

understanding that dealers who flog less, test less while dealers who shift more, test more. It is also believed that many dealers will be using the same test as you -- a commercially available examination, that’s convenient. Often this is the Marquis test. Myth 2: A “positive” result means your drugs are “pure” If a sample matches the colour on your given chart, it doesn’t mean that the substance is purely that drug. For example, on the Marquis test, the colour for MDMA is a purple-black shade. If your test returns this colour, it doesn’t mean it is “pure” MDMA but rather that there are traces of MDMA. It certainly doesn’t rule out the presence of any other substances. Ultimately, what you’re looking for is a bad result, a result that indicates that something dangerous might be in the drug. For example, if someone added the dangerous psychedelic methylone in with MDMA and it wasn’t mixed properly, there would be patches of yellow and purple in the result. In this instance, it indicates a bad result and despite not knowing why exactly it has returned a bad result, that is enough evidence to show it might be dangerous -- now you would destroy the substance. What you should remember? Pill testing can be a daunting exercise, especially if you’re not science-ey. For your off-the-shelf setups, the method is relatively simple, but with simplicity comes uncertainty. There’s no way of being able to simplify your substance to the quantities of each ingredient unless you enter the lab. You should never take a commercial pill test for its word, there is potential for error, and the potential for ambiguity. You may receive more obscure results than you do absolute ones, but if there is any evidence of an ingredient that is dangerous or unusual, that’s all the substantiation you need to throw it out.


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Sonic/Ascent The phrase “political music” may bring to mind Bob Dylan’s fingerpointing songs, Midnight Oil, or the protest anthems of Billy Bragg. One event at Darebin Music Feast aims to challenge this definition with a dynamic new lineup defying traditional definitions of activist art. SONIC/ASCENT was curated by music companies Thickwave and LISTEN. Part of Thickwave’s mission is to awaken Australia to the political potential of music and other art, says director Triana Hernandez. “Thickwave believes that anything creative is political. For a really long time, Australia has forgotten that because they think the only political music is the kind that is overtly political. What we’re trying to do is do events that incorporate politics into every little detail and remind people that politics doesn’t have to be an act of protest or negativity. “Celebrating visibility and bringing together certain communities can also be a political act. Under the understanding that everything we do is political, we want to highlight that in every event that we do,” Hernandez says. “Having an event where most of the acts are people of colour and/or queer, and it’s being celebrated, is political in the context of Australia being a racist/homophobic place for a really long time. We’re trying to incorporate art and politics into everything we do.” Emerging hip hop artist Jesswar earned a place at the head of the SONIC/aSCENT program with her cheeky-but-tough attitude and a proven track

“Celebrating visibility and bringing together certain communities can also be a political act.”

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record playing in support of artists like Seth Sentry and Lady Leshurr. “Jesswar is possibly the best rapper in Australia,” Hernandez says. “She’s an Indigenous, queer woman. She’s extremely confident, extremely cutthroat. She’s in it to win. She doesn’t slow down. We wanted someone that had that level of confidence to be our headliner.” Joining Jesswar will be Alice Skye, an indie singer-songwriter who will debut a new track in collaboration with the Pasefika Vitoria Choir, and Girl Zone, a youthful hip-hop and R&B five-piece who have already started making their mark on the Melbourne scene. “[Girl Zone] are some of the most confident kids I’ve met in my life,” Hernandez says. “Trap has been a genre that’s been predominantly done by older people, because it deals with heavier narratives, but it’s so special to see four young girls using the narratives of trap to talk about their day and their friends and their family affairs.” DJ Wahe will deliver a blend of musical genres and styles, focusing on works by non-white artists. “We wanted [Wahe] because they’ve been working for a really, really long time within this

narrative of modern celebrations of diversity and people of colour,” Hernandez says. “In terms of the music selection, they’re really good at celebrating beats and rhythms that have a direct connection with ancestry and heritage, but have been modernised and have a very strong, confident take. We wanted them because they speak nicely of past and present and future through their song selection.” Though the organisers of SONIC/ASCENT make no bones about their ideology, the event aims to deliver tunes that’ll get everyone dancing, including attendees who don’t normally think of themselves as political. If you like trap, you’ll enjoy the music of Jesswar and Girl Zone, regardless of whether or not you care about the groups’ political orientations. “Even though these bands are political, they’re also extremely, extremely good,” Hernandez says. “An artist who’s like 12, doing empowering rap – who doesn’t want to see that, regardless of politics?” BY ZACHARY SNOWDON SMITH

Lost Lands In recent years, a few Aussie festivals have stepped up, some have gone fully sustainable, others have created kid-friendly days or areas, and a few have even employed diversity officers in order to secure program inclusivity. Since it’s founding in 2016, Werribee’s Lost Lands Festival has done all three, and plans to pull off even more at 2018’s event. Held over Melbourne Cup weekend at Werribee Park & Mansion, Lost Lands presents two days of music, theatre, comedy, arts and nature for friends and families to enjoy. Amazing stages, spacious camping, and BYO food and drinks are all foundations of the Lost Lands philosophy, which aims to create a relaxed and appreciative atmosphere. Lost Lands’ founder, Simon Daly, was also the brains behind the creation of Falls Festival back in 1993, and helped it grow into the circuit drawcard that it is today. But he is quick to tell you that Falls and Lost Lands are not alike. “They’re polar opposites. With big festivals such as Falls, you tend to get stuck in what you can do with the demographic that you’re working with. So now, with Lost Lands, you get to put together an event that isn’t bound by age or a certain demographic.” 2018’s Lost Lands festival will bring back the Little Big Top, which will host kids comedy, theatre, and circus performances, and will also have baby change tents set up throughout the site, where

you’ll find microwaves, change tables, and even food options for the bub. “Half of the audience are children – between five to 12 years old – and it’s so chill, such a relaxed atmosphere. We don’t even have to worry about having a push barrier because people are so respectful of each other and the musicians.” This respect branches into every aspect of the festival’s organisation, including respect for the earth upon which it’s hosted. Daly’s enthusiasm for creating a sustainable and impact-limited festival environment is nothing new – Lost Lands is openly “waging war against plastic” – but he admits that he’s still got a lot to learn. “I think single-use plastics sort of creeped up on us, it wasn’t really in our consciousness until relatively recently. Now, with China not taking back everything that they give us, it’s a real positive because it forces everybody to sit back and think, ‘okay, well what are we going to do?’,” Daly says. “For a festival, we’re so well placed to enact change and see how far we can go. Ultimately, I hope everyone will end up sustainable; music and the arts tend to lead the way with social change, and

SONIC / ASCENT will take place at Darebin Arts Centre on Thursday October 18, as part of Darebin Music Feast. Darebin Music Feast will run from Thursday October 18 until Sunday October 28.

hopefully that inspires change at sporting events and all the way across the board.” Unsurprisingly, these sustainable ideals are matched perfectly with the inclusive and diverse nature of the whole event. Particularly, the music lineup is not only stacked – The Teskey Brothers, The Jungle Giants, You Am I, and Alice Ivy to name just a few – but features a heavy dosage of non-male artists. “I’ve always had a consciousness of gender presence, but it was more just a feel of an event,” Daly explains. “You wanted to have a balance, and it wouldn’t look or feel right if it was an all-male stage of music. “In our first year of Lost Lands, our line up was at 54% female. That wasn’t a conscious decision, it was just how we programmed it, and it’s a pleasure to program that way. At the end of the day, there’s an equal participation within the audience between genders, so why shouldn’t that be regarded when putting artists on the stage?”

“At the end of the day, there’s an equal participation within the audience between genders, so why shouldn’t that be regarded when putting artists on the stage?” The Lost Lands Festival will take over Werribee Park & Mansion on Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4.

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Niine Captivated by the docile tones of Niine, the raw emotion and her unique neo-pop style of music, it’s easy to lose track of time. It’s not just the music that bewitches the listener -it’s the imagery, the sensuality l, and the avant-garde vibe. There’s something special about Niine and it comes down to how she writes her music. “I decided a few years ago that I wasn’t into following anything but the emotion and the story I’m trying to get across,” Niine says. “Instead of writing a song in a standard structure, I’m showing different emotions in a different verse. One might be angrier, darker, but then I become powerful and it becomes sensual and intimate. “It’s not a song where you hear everything at the start, you have to get to the end to make sure you didn’t miss out on the bigger picture.” Niine’s two current singles, ‘Only He Knows’ and ‘Call Me Your Boo’, push and pull, and half the reason you get lost in the spirit of her sound is because you’re preparing yourself for the jolt of different experiences. This makes Niine something of a chameleon, particularly when it comes to performing these songs, knowing she’s undertaking an ocean of different experiences and emotion. “Sometimes I’m shy, sometimes I’m extroverted and go between lots of different roles in my life and I think that comes across in my music,” she explains. “I would say I’m a bit of a daydreamer, I go through a lot of emotions, so it’s actually quite normal for me to go between emotions because in the end, I feel like they all connect. Worry, fear, excitement of the unknown, there’s always emotions for everything. “Like when you’re in love – you’re all encompassed

“I decided a few years ago that I wasn’t into following anything but the emotion and the story I’m trying to get across.” by different emotions and I feel like my songs accentuate that.” Being both convoluted and colourful is what makes Niine’s music interesting. Not to mention of course, she is a fantastic singer. “I do love singing,” Niine says. “I did have a few lessons, not many though, because I got sick of being told how to say different sounds. “At certain times when I was singing or recording I was smiling or frowning, and that changes the sound when it comes out. When you’re talking to someone, it’s those sounds that hold weight. When I sing I try to be emotional so people can connect with it.” Being taught the theoretical execution of performance, in a sense, stripped away the essence of who Niine is, and made it difficult for her to convey her stories in the expressive way she wanted. “The singers I’ve always been into, they’re not technically the best but emotionally, in my opinion, far superior; just being able to connect and being really raw.” Executing her honesty and having her own voice in this world is ultimately what Niine strives for. “I studied classical music from a young age; even classical music, though it’s rigid in some ways, I was able to add

the emotion when I wanted,” she says. “Push back, pull, make it louder when I wanted, and you can interpret it your own way. That’s how I write music.” We’ve had a little introduction to Niine with these two singles and in her upcoming EP, Yeah, Nah, Niine says there’s more to be revealed. “Two new tracks, one gets dark and heavy, but I think of it as an unfurling flower. From the start to the end it unfolds and there’s some sense of resolution. They’re different to the singles. ‘Only He Knows’ is quite in and out of emotion, quite intense and ends excited and overwhelmed, while ‘Call Me Your Boo’ is a juxtaposition between two relationships. “The last track is called ‘Frick Tim’, named for the person it’s about. The beginning is sensual, intimate, and a direct story to this person – but the end is electronic and out there, the opposite to the other new track which opens up the idea that this isn’t the end of what the story is about. The next steps will be in the next EP.”

Niine will perform at The Evelyn Hotel on Thursdays from October 4 to October 18. This week will feature support from Elle Shimada, Hemm, and DJ Brenda with visuals from Fan Club President. Niine’s debut EP Yeah, Nah is out on Thursday October 11.

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Snarky Puppy Snarky Puppy are no doubt one of the most visionary, esteemed contemporary instrumental jazz collectives in the Western world, and Australia can’t get enough of them. They made a huge impression on Melbourne audiences in 2016 and most recently at the Melbourne Recital Centre in April 2017. The outfit’s core leader and frontman Michael League reflects on what makes their shows so hypnotic and refreshing. “We try to craft a completely unique experience each night. It’s normally a mixture of music from all of our albums, never the same setlist, with each song played differently from the last time.” League founded Snarky Puppy in 2004 and has since acquired an ocean of wisdom and experience as an artist in an ever-changing music industry. His mantra amidst the transforming landscape has been to “take care of the music first”. “There’s no question that streaming, and the corresponding catastrophic decrease in recording revenue, has changed the shape of live music over the last decade. In order to make up for recording losses, musicians have had no option but to tour more,” League says. “This has resulted in a noticeably more vibrant live music culture, with a renewed interest  on the audience side – for the first time since the ‘90s – in seeing human beings playing instruments. It’s become a groundswell, and now we’re seeing more and more music festivals, new venues, and Instagram channels devoted to people playing music, and an

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“We’re just trying to keep exploring, make new mistakes, and hopefully push ourselves forward. ” increase in independent artists who have built their fanbases through their ability to perform. “Cory Henry, a former member of Snarky Puppy, was successfully touring for years with The Funk Apostles without even having released an album under that band’s name. Jacob Collier had a similar path. It’s a different paradigm now.” League is a big advocate for artists letting their belief in their art take precedence above audience expectations. He trusts the audience to develop an interest in the music they dedicate themselves to and bravely share to new audiences, rather than curating to already established tastes. “The irony is that people like the music more this way, even if it’s a new sound for them. They feel the honesty in it despite the unfamiliarity.” 2016 saw Snarky Puppy release their 11th album, Culcha Vulcha. The record was a tight, irresistibly rich and detailed body of work that took away a key element of their former releases – the live component. “There were overdubs, no audience, and we took our time over the course of a week. At the same time, since we’re so accustomed to recording and playing live, I feel like we brought out that energy the whole

time. We had the whole band there so there was a lot of creative input, conversation and stimulation.” It’s evident in so many ways that League and the rest of his musical enclave are, above anything else, most passionate about sincere creative expression that touches others and most importantly, evokes inspiration. League believes that the most significant support in creative communities comes from feeling moved by someone’s art. “Snarky Puppy has been very fortunate in terms of our career path,” League admits. “We have a fanbase who doesn’t judge our music based on accessibility.” Going forward, Snarky Puppy will continue to push the boundaries and probe, without getting ahead of themselves in the process. “We’re just trying to keep exploring, make new mistakes, and hopefully push ourselves forward. More than anything else, we want to inspire people to make their artistic visions a reality. The world needs brave, creative music. I hope we can help encourage others to create it,” League says. BY JESS ZANONI

Snarky Puppy will perform as part of Byron Bay Bluesfest, taking place from Thursday April 18 until Monday April 22. They’ll also headline The Forum on Friday April 26.


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Clare Bowen

“The more you share your story… the more you can promote togetherness and belonging… I think music is why I’m still here.”

After six seasons and 124 episodes, the curtain has finally closed on Nashville, the American musical/ drama that helped launch the career of antipodean export Clare Bowen. As the 34-year-old adjusts to life after Scarlett O’Connor, she’s preparing to take centre stage under her own name on a full-time basis. This past August saw the release of her eponymous debut LP – a record, by all accounts, that has been a considerably long time coming. “This has been about five-and-a-half years in the making,” Bowen says. “There was part of me that honestly thought that it might never come out, just because we were taking everything so slowly. It’s a long time. To be fair, working full-time on network television does have its commitments – every spare pocket of time that I’ve had has been the only chance to get it done. In retrospect, I was grateful for that time – it meant that I was really able to put together an album that’s truly me.” Clare Bowen mines a mix of folk, country and pop to create something emotive, sweetly-melodic and immediately accessible. It comes after years of writing, re-writing and scenic changes to create something Bowen confidently affirms to be reflective of her own life and personality. “This album comes together over a lot of different places,” she says. “Take ‘Lullabye’ for instance, that started shortly after I moved to Nashville, and it ended with a different co-writer during a snowstorm in Woodstock. I don’t think there was any singular moment where I realised that the sound of the record was coming together.

“If anything, the songs built off one another. There are definitely songs on the record that couldn’t have existed if I hadn’t written other songs on the record first.” Although the album bares solely Bowen’s name, she’s the first to admit she didn’t go it alone. Co-writers for the album included the likes of country songwriter Wyatt Durette, frequent Ed Sheeran-collaborator Amy Wadge and Nashville-based musician Justin Halpin. Bowen considers all of her co-writers for the record as close friends and confidants, all instrumental elements in making the album what it is. “Writing with your friends is such a privilege,” she says. “All of these people are so close to my heart, and they understand me and my story. They’re willing to go the distance with me. It can be difficult as a songwriter if you’re not willing to share parts of yourself. You need to find people that you can open up to, so that there’s no inhibition there.” Bowen is currently in the midst of a national tour of her native Australia to support the album, which rolls into Melbourne this week and she gets particularly excited when speaking about the current run of shows. “It’s a big old party,” she says. “It’s a full band – my brother Timothy is playing with us, and hopefully we

can steal his wife Christina away for some shows too. My husband Brandon [Robert Young] is playing with us as well. We sing songs from the album, songs from Nashville and a few covers as well. People laugh with us, cry with us and sing with us – and everybody ends up dancing.” Bowen shares an anecdote from a show earlier this year where she saw two separate people in the same row begin to cry at the same time. “She looked around to see if anyone noticed,” Bowen says. “And one person did, five seats away.” The fact these people were complete strangers didn’t matter – in that moment Bowen was a vessel for their emotions, and it’s not something she takes lightly. “The thing about my music is that I want it to bring people together,” she says. “I have this interesting childhood and this interesting story of my life. It’s no better and no worse than anyone else’s; it’s just different. “The more you share your story – especially if it’s not easy to talk about – the more you can promote togetherness and belonging. You can feel like you’re not alone and others have these experiences. I think music is why I’m still here.”

Clare Bowen will perform at the Athenaeum Theatre on Friday October 5. Her self-titled album is out now via BMG.

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Margo Price Normally, Margo Price is out on the open road – the singer-songwriter has performed well over a hundred shows since her last album, All American Made, came out in October 2017. Today, however, Price is taking the night off. “I’m in the car outside of the movie theatre,” she happily reports. “My husband and I are about to head in to see Blaze, the new Ethan Hawke movie about Blaze Foley. We’re both huge fans of his music, and we’re really interested in learning more about his life.” Until the trailers start, however, Price is all business. After all, she’s one of the key figureheads of contemporary Americana and alt-country, scoring praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and even Jack White, who has put out both of Price’s records on his label, Third Man. All American Made has received some of the strongest reviews of her career – and Price, who doesn’t think of herself as any kind of perfectionist, is incredibly happy with it. “I try not to look back too much,” she says. “After all, once you’ve put a record out you’re going to be spending a lot of time with it – you’re playing these songs more or less every single night for a good stretch of time. You can get caught up in the little things – ‘Oh, I could’ve played or sung this better’ – but in my opinion, there’s only one way to look. That’s ahead.” Indeed, Price is already thinking ahead to album number three – though not in absolutes. She notes

“You can get caught up in the little things…but in my opinion, there’s only one way to look. That’s ahead.” that it’s easy to find yourself writing a lot when you’re married to a fellow songwriter – in this case, guitar player Jeremy Ivey. “We tend to encourage each other,” Price says. “We push each other to keep going. “It sounds full on, but it’s very organic and relaxed. I don’t think either of us could cope with the idea of writing specifically to fill the quota for an album – having to come up with 20 songs in a month or something like that.” For now, Price and Ivey are happy to work at their own pace. They have a couple of “keepers”, as Price describes them, and they’ve been working their way into the set but Price is somewhat reticent about playing them prior to recording. “When we were making All American Made, I didn’t want to play the songs at all before we’d recorded them ourselves. After awhile, I figured that it didn’t particularly matter in the grand scheme of things. Besides everything else, it gets boring when you’re just playing the same set of songs over and over.” With this in mind, expect a mix of the old and new when Price and her band make their maiden voyage down to Australia this month for a mix of headlining show and festival dates. “I’ve been told

to expect a lot of flying and travelling,” Price says with a nervous laugh. “I know we’re on a pretty tight schedule, but I’m excited to take a look around a place I’ve never been before. I’m a little frightened of the animals, but I’m sure I’ll be okay.” Indeed, Price has already had a close encounter with one of our most intimidating fauna. When Price was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in 2016, the host was none other than our very own Russell Crowe. “He was very kind,” Price recalls. “We only had brief words in the hallway during the week there, but he came alive in the after-party. I was drinking this champagne, and he was mixing that with vodka and some papaya juice that he’d had imported all the way over from Australia. “I was done for after two of those, and he just kept going – he must have had ten more, at least. I had a bad experience with vodka when I was 19, so I couldn’t have kept up with him. He did come to see me play about a year later at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, though. That was very cool.”

Margo Price will perform at the Australian Americana Music Honours, taking place at Thornbury Theatre on Thursday October 11. She’ll also perform at Caravan Music Club on Wednesday October 10, Thornbury Theatre on Friday October 12, and at Out On The Weekend, taking place at Seaworks Williamstown on Saturday October 13.

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Loch Hart Music Festival Jump in a car and head south-west from the city, stop at Princetown in November and you’ll find the area nirvana of music and arts – Loch Hart Music Festival will have taken over. Stop at Princetown in November and you’ll find the area to have become a nirvana of music and arts – Loch Hart Music Festival will have taken over. “The festival is everything myself and friends go to music festivals with, the things we love from a festival rolled into one,” says festival director Jayden Bath. With music festivals popping up across the country, it’s hard for small organisations like Loch Hart to stand out above the rest. Loch Hart isn’t trying to revolutionise the music festival, but instead combine what has made other festivals great. “What it does do, is take a variety of well-loved aspects from other festivals and things that should be happening at festivals and packs it into one. “We tried really hard to have a spot where it is a road trip too, and you can make a whole journey of it by stopping off at small country towns or along the coast. When you get there, the scenic campsite awaits with ocean views, rolling hills and loads of trees. Then on the day, there’s genuinely amazing live acts. “I’ve gone to festivals and not known 80% of the lineup but come back with five or six new favourite bands because they were amazing and featuring new

“You can’t not have fun when you’re camping, it’s BYO, and you can stroll down to the stage whenever you want.”

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artists. Every act we’ve got is amazing live, in the sense it’s not a cliché lineup.” Gender diversity was also really important to Bath, and emerging female-led outfits like WAAX, Press Club, and IV League have made Loch Hart’s bill. The festival also boasts an environmentally conscious premise too, as organisers scope out the best practice to keep the location as close to its natural beauty as possible. Such a mission has garnered the festival a lot of positive local backing. Approachable Members of Your Local Community isn’t a showcase of supportive locals as the festival poster might have you believe; it is in fact a band. Laughing, Bath says, “They’re a really groovy six-piece, they’ve released awesome videos as well and have a really unique sound. We have another band called Localles appearing as well.” “It’s also the ability to have engagement with the audience,” Bath says. “I went to a music showcase four months ago and Ivan Ooze was playing – there were maybe ten to 15 people in the audience but ten minutes into his set, you felt like you were in a crowd of 2000 people because the energy he brought was ridiculous.

“He came on and blasted everyone away and that’s what we’re trying to focus on in the set; that every band is engaging when they perform but are also incredibly talented. “The sound of the festival is pretty indie-rock, pretty easy-going as well. There’s some rock bands in there and a little hip hop, it’s a pretty vast spectrum. You’ve got Madre Monte who are unique, ORB who are on King Gizzard’s label. We’ve tried to address a full spectrum of sound.” With such a strong backing from both community and artists, Loch Hart will be an amazing experience full of good times and good sounds. “It’s going to be intimate, it’s going to be really happy vibes,” Bath says. “It’s the start of summer, the weather is great. It’s the start of festival season so you get to go along to this as the first of the season. I think people are going to love all the bands but in particular, they’re going to find bands they didn’t know before. “It is the atmosphere. You can’t not have fun when you’re camping, it’s BYO, and you can stroll down to the stage whenever you want.”

Loch Hart Music Festival goes down in Princetown on the Great Ocean Road from Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18, featuring Last Dinosaurs, WAAX, Press Club, and more.

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Renegade Pub Footy League The Renegade Pub Footy League [RPFL] has a lot to celebrate at its upcoming ball. The addition of two new teams, on top of substantially increased crowd numbers has allowed the not-for-profit to donate more to charity. However, the most pertinent cause for celebration is the league’s innovative modifications to the game’s rules which equalise game play for a range of abilities. As the Workers Club and Old Bar battle it out at RPFL’s home, Victoria Park, league vice president Nicole Roberts explains how she got involved with the competition. “I moved to Melbourne just over six and a half years ago and a friend of my sisters who was involved with the Labour in Vain Pain invited me down to training.” Despite having never played footy before, Roberts loved the training sessions and the social side – after training each week the team would have a dinner and catch-up at Brunswick Street’s Labour in Vain. However, when the season started, the enjoyment Roberts felt at her first training session wasn’t replicated during her first game. “Back when I first started there were never many girls, which didn’t matter at training, but on game day we didn’t have as much in place around the integration of mixed gender. It felt a bit tokenistic in that ‘Yeah

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“It felt a bit tokenistic in that ‘Yeah we’ve got girls on the field’ but they’re tucked away in the back pocket.” we’ve got girls on the field’ but they’re tucked away in the back pocket,” Roberts says. Instead of accepting this, RPFL did something exceptional – they changed the rules of the game. The rule changes have allowed women to have a greater presence on the field. “In the first and third quarter only girls are in the centre, and it is a minimum of six girls on the field at one time, but most teams work towards having eight girls.” This successful integration has reverberated around the broader football community, however this transcendence of tokenism didn’t come easily. For Roberts, the drive to change rules came from a realisation that, “we don’t want to just say that we are inclusive, we want to do it.” But don’t be misled, when the teams are on the field they go hard. In football tradition, hard fought rivalries are part and parcel of the league. “We have a couple of specific rivalries around. Speaking as a member of The Labour in Vain, we have the ‘Unicorn Cup’ which is the Pain vs the Old Bar Unicorns – the winning team gets to display the trophy inside their respective venue.” Finally, Roberts enthuses about the little heard of

and uniquely named Coburg venue, the Batman Royal, which will host this year’s Pub Footy Ball. “It has a capacity of 350 and is a great space, but the best part is that as a not-for-profit we have our own alcohol sponsors and can stock their products accordingly. “By being able to utilise our sponsors means that we can open up tickets for anyone that wants to come. For your $60 ticket, there’s beer and wine included and the opportunity to see some great bands.” Those bands include The Pretty Littles, Bitch Diesel and The Tarantinos, who will be taking the stage for the ball’s forthcoming instalment. Each outfit has enjoyed their own success of late. The Pretty Littles just dropped their most cohesive album yet, Skeleton Run, and have a national tour slated for later in the year, while Bitch Diesel have consolidated themselves as one of Melbourne’s most powerful all-female acts behind a string of strong releases. The Tarantinos are a household name for their stellar Quentin Tarantino reimaginations and will be sure to get the party started. BY DAN WATT

The Renegade Pub League’s Pub Footy Ball will take place on Saturday October 13, featuring The Pretty Littles, Bitch Diesel and The Tarantinos.


INTERVIEWS

Melbourne International HiFi Show By Zachary Snowdon Smith

In two short years, the Melbourne International HiFi Show has made its mark on the audio visual scene, bringing together more Aussie hi-fi and home cinema brands than can be found anywhere else. This year, the show will gather new tech from local market leaders including VAF Research, Krix and Hulgich Audio, updated versions of classic speakers from Yamaha, and collections of vintage radio equipment in an exhibition to dwarfing previous years. The show aims to give Australian manufacturers a chance to shine in the international spotlight. Aussie brands such as Lucie Audio, DEQX and Legend will be put shoulder-to-shoulder with international mainstays like Sonus faber and McIntosh. The Melbourne International HiFi Show will also unveil a new sound system for home cinema providing a degree of immersion and audio sophistication previously unavailable to private consumers. The 34-channel Dolby Atmos system aims to create a more realistic and nuanced sound experience, promising a cinematic quality to Australians’ home theatres. The system is manufactured by Australian brand leader Krix, in an effort to import a theatrical approach into the home. The first public demonstration of the Dolby Atmos system will take place in the ballroom of the Pullman Mercure Hotel in Albert Park, with a special visual system designed by Barco. An array of 15-inch loudspeakers positioned behind the screen, along with 27 surround and overhead speakers, ten subwoofers and four dual 18s, will impress the most obsessed audiophiles. Attendees will also have the chance to take a look at the 250-inch picture produced by Barco’s 4K Wodan projector, a piece of kit that usually moves for $150,000. For listeners who demand refined sound, but don’t want to wake the neighbours, the Melbourne International HiFi Show will also offer a variety of specialist headphones and smaller amps.   Set to be showcased for the first time in Australia

by Yamaha is the heavyweight GT-5000 turntable, at 26.5 kg. Yamaha’s M-5000 two-channel power amplifier is also sure to catch the eye of audio production professionals and hobbyists. Of course, not everyone has sufficiently deep pockets to purchase cutting-edge Yamaha tech.  For audio connoisseurs with a more modest budget, Osborn Loudspeakers is coming to the Melbourne International HiFi Show with a series of sound systems designed to deliver the goods without breaking the bank. Company founder Greg Osborn recalls how his more budget-friendly models attracted as much praise as his more elaborate sound systems at a previous expo. “People came in and saw loads of expensive stuff and were impressed,” Osborn told show organisers.  “But they were blown away by the sound of a budget-priced Osborn audio system and stayed to listen for a long time. So at this year’s show, I’m demonstrating one system comprising one integrated amplifier, DAC/Streamer and a pair of Osborn Reference Epitome Tower speakers. I’ll swap between those, a pair of Reference Eclipse Tower speakers and my mighty capable Eos bookshelves as well.” At the other end of the spectrum, the Australian Record Fair will assemble an expansive collection of vintage vinyl in a family-friendly setting.  The 2016 Melbourne International HiFi Show broke records, so to speak, with over 30 vendors bringing in 100,000 unique vinyl recordings and related pieces of memorabilia. This year’s Australian Record Fair will showcase records and other material from vendors including Vinyl Rules Music, JJ’s Vinyl and Candyflip Records. Also of interest to nostalgic audiophiles will be a unique exhibition of radio equipment from the 1920s onward hosted by the Historical Radio

Society of Australia. Any fan of the Golden Age of Radio or the majestic wooden and Bakelite appliances, which originally brought listeners dramas like The Lone Ranger, Suspense or The Shadow, should find something of interest at the History of Radio exhibition. The HRSA maintains a collection of 30,000 vintage radios, with an emphasis on sets manufactured in Australia. The exhibition will also include an array of vintage televisions and ground-breaking hi-fi systems from the ‘60s and ‘70s. To raise the profile of Australian manufacturers, the show has partnered with Future Publishing Australia and other media groups. Numerous high-visibility tech publications, including TechRadar and TechLife, fall under the Future Publishing umbrella. Future Publishing will be joined in raising awareness of the show by GadgetNET and StereoNET, which reaches Australian as well as New Zealand and UK markets. As in previous years, the Melbourne International HiFi Show will offer attendees highticket prizes in sweepstakes and other competitions. Julie Watt, a West Australian audiophile, purchased two three-day passes to the show and won a Bluesound Pulse Soundbar, a sleek piece of equipment usually priced at $1,849. Single or threeday passes to the Melbourne International HiFi Show can be purchased online, with discount rates on one-day passes available to students.

“The show aims to give Australian manufacturers a chance to shine in the international spotlight. Aussie brands ... will be put shoulder-toshoulder with international mainstays”. Melbourne International HiFi Show will take place at the Pullman Mercure Hotel, Albert Park from Friday October 12 until Sunday October 14.

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World Vegan Day With Chef Na By Greta Brereton

What is your business? How long have you been running it? We are called Chef Na’s Plant-Based Kitchen. The thought behind making organic/vegan Thai products began three years ago. We started this process because we, as consumers, were really disappointed that no one had made the effort to start making vegan Thai products, and the ones that are accidentally vegan usually contain excessive amounts of MSG and too much oil, which we refuse to use. We wanted to lead the way, rather than wait and follow some other company that may not have their heart and soul in their products. Are you vegan yourself ? Yes, both Chef Na and Frankie (co-founder and director) have been living a vegan lifestyle for eight to nine years. Ultimately we both chose to live a vegan lifestyle primarily for the animals, and out of respect for the environment. However, the health benefits also become apparent when such a positive shift is made in one’s life. What is veganism about to you? Being vegan, beyond the label, means being responsible – responsible enough to omit something from one’s diet for the sake of another being’s life. It’s not about the “life-or-death” scenario that is often thrown at vegans by non-vegans, because farming is also costing us the earth. Being vegan is an honour, and we feel that it’s also a duty. We are not going to propagate the old paradigm where everything is meant to be murdered for a quick and inappropriate meal. Being vegan is like a peaceful call-to-arms, for something is not right and we are here to lead the way toward a compassionate future where food is also medicine, and other forms of consciousness are respected as living entities with a right to live right alongside us, and not for us. Most people adhere to some form of moral particularism, and they’ll cherrypick ideals and philosophical concepts to live by, if it suits their current paradigm. Vegans are willing to

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go against the grain, and will make massive changes to their diet and lifestyle choices simply for the benefit of exploited beings, for sustainability and to lessen our environmental impact so that we are not an embarrassing example in the history books of future generations. Is there anything you miss from before you became vegan? Most things, now, can be easily made into a vegan version of the original. Often the result tastes even better and we realise that it’s the memories that we are missing, not the animal products. What we do miss, is the convenience of getting a beverage or a bite to eat anytime, anywhere. We don’t live near any specialty boutique stores that sell primarily organic and vegan products so we always have to travel far, and it’s just become something we’ve had to accept for now. We know that a shift is occurring, and there’s a promising permanence about it that has made these nine or so years worthwhile. What do you enjoy most about cooking? Chef Na considers cooking an artform that’s conducive to bringing people together, sharing sacred space with others, have conversations and making beautiful memories; for her, cooking is a constant in every culture, therefore cooking is able to bring all cultures together and it can be accomplished without enforcing animal cruelty, without the negative impact of conventional agriculture, and without sacrificing taste and health. Was it difficult to switch to using vegan ingredients in your dishes? The difficulty was in maintaining authentic Thai flavours – as these usually rely heavily on fish sauce, shrimp paste and MSG. Chef Na was able to not only recreate Thai favourites (Red, Green and Yellow Curry paste, Pad Thai sauce, Tom Yum sauce, Massaman Curry paste) but enhance their flavours with her deep understanding and love of the art that is Thai cuisine.

What are some of the biggest challenges you find when using vegan ingredients in dishes designed for meat? Usually texture is a problem, however this seems to only be a problem for those making a recent transition, for vegans enjoy a wider variety of cuisines, textures and flavours. After some years as a vegan, one has no interest in mock-meat products, or in recreating an animal-based dish of any kind. Is your business also sustainably-minded? (eg. no plastic straws, wooden cutlery, recyclable plates etc.) Yes, we use recycled glass and use minimal plastics. The plastics we do have are not a permanent design, they are temporarily used until we can source something more aligned with our philosophy. What is the vegan chef community like? The vegan chef community is close-knit, and everyone knows everyone else, whether they have been formally introduced or not. It forms an unseen bond that unites all vegan chefs, and each vegan chef brings something new and exciting to the vegan community – vegans truly experience a culinary experience that non-vegans misjudge as lettuce and tomato salad. The creativity amongst this community is mind-blowing. How do non-vegan chefs who make the same cuisine as you do react to your vegan versions of dishes? They usually have a hard time comprehending that something without animal ingredients and/or products could taste nice. We’ve come across such an example countless times, and when they do try the vegan version of a popular dish, they will gladly admit that it tastes great, however, they are determined to stick to using animal products. Their reasons for this usually include culture and tradition, closely followed by concerns about how they can live, breathe and function without meat and “nutrition”.

World Vegan Day Melbourne will take place at Melbourne Showgrounds on Sunday October 14 from 10am.


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Beat’s Guide to the 2018 Melbourne Festival Melbourne International Arts Festival is almost upon us for another year and they’ve loaded up another stellar selection of music and arts extravaganzas for their 2018 incarnation. With commemorations of The Go-Betweens, another disconcerting wild maze from the House of Mirrors guys as well as The The’s first Australian show in 30 years, this is one not to be missed. If you’re not already chomping at the bit, here’s our guide to all the best shows and events awaiting for Melbourne Festival 2018. 16 LOVERS LANE

In 1988, The Go-Betweens released 16 Lovers  Lane, their sixth studio album and their first purely Australian release in a number of years following their stint in London. For this, a recreation of one of Australia’s most literary albums of all time, three of the bands original members will be joined by the likes of Dan Kelly, Danny Widdicombe, Luke Peacock and more, for a special performance. 1000 DOORS

The masterminds behind Melbourne Festival’s 2017 hit House of Mirrors are back with their next thrilling instalment. For  1000 Doors, an endless series of doors, screens, portraits and gateways give way to the many in-between spaces humanity has invented to fill the void. Every punters enter at the same door, but no two visitors will leave the same way they entered.

THE THE

We have post-punk royalty amongst us in the form of The The. Not amiable to the search engine, it’s their incongruous name that’s attracted only the most erudite punkers. Lucky there are a few, because The The blazed a trail to become one of the most successful English punk outfits in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Their last Melbourne show was in 1989, I wouldn’t be waiting around for another. MY NAME IS JIMI

For Melbourne Festival 2018, Queensland Theatre will bring My Name is Jimi  to the Arts Centre, welcoming Jimi Bani (Mabo, The Straits, Redfern Now) himself to the stage to tell his incredible family story. This show brings together everything from music, stand up, dance and storytelling with a quintessential Australian slant that’s unmatched.

NILS FRAHM

Revered Berlin composer Nils Frahm is  peerless, in genre and accomplishment. There’s no just way of pigeonholing the European virtuoso, as his music defies a categorisation; it transcends genre and must be seen to be believed. Check out his new album, All Melody, if you haven’t already had a taste.

Melbourne Festival goes down from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21. Find details of the full program at the MIAF website.

A GHOST IN MY SUITCASE

Barking Gecko Theatre bring us the world premiere of A Ghost in My Suitcase. Arriving in China with the intention of scattering her mother’s ashes, 12-year-old Celeste’s wildest fantasies come true as she is thrust into a terrifying world of magic and adventure. Based on Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling book of the same name, the winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel. BY TOM PARKER

Three Phase Rehearsal Studios Rock’n’roll mythology fetishises an artful sloppiness to the practise of music that doesn’t care for cleanliness, ease of access or comfortability. Brunswick’s renovated rehearsal space Three Phase is an antidote to this, adding a defiantly modern cafe/ bar, one-stop gear shop, and stunning new front to its state of the art facility. Back in 2003, future owners Ben Hovey and Scott Taylor were musical regulars of Shanty Town Studios when they leapt at the chance to buy it out when offered. “Shanty Town was the typical rehearsal space – dingy, unventilated, smelly rooms with half-assed PA’s, but people liked the vibe and it did well,” Hovey remembers. The entrepreneurial pair made many improvements to the original Brunswick Road space before deciding a clean slate new rehearsal complex was required. So the Tinning Street residence was born, in 2013. The space was revered by watchful eyes in the Melbourne scene, including future manager Liz Thomas. “Before I started as the manager at Three Phase [2017], I’d been a customer, and the studio was always a favourite because of the flat-load, the great rooms and the clean toilets. There was always this little bit more attention to detail, I felt, that made it much more comfortable place to rehearse.”

“You can come in for rehearsal, grab a coffee or a beer and a snack and get to work.” Initially, Hovey and Taylor thought this was the final word on the studio, retaining what Hovey labels a “no nonsense ... down to earth vibe” with “sheer ease of use”. Restless minds in the music industry are a given however and a pressing desire to provide something beyond a mere rehearsal space gave birth to a cafe, bar and reinvigorated reception/accessory shop in 2018. “It’s really stepped things up a notch – you can come in for rehearsal, grab a coffee or a beer and a snack and get to work. We’ve also put a lot of effort into stocking our music accessories, so if you need strings, skins, or a sharpie, we’ve got it – so it’s a bit of a one-stop-shop really,” Thomas explains. The refurbishments have opened Three Phase to a myriad of new event possibilities that go beyond rehearsals, including listening parties, small gigs, exhibitions and launch parties. “While our focus will remain firmly on rehearsals, we’re looking to utilise the down time that is Saturday night. No one wants to rehearse on Saturday nights so we’ve never opened. Now that we’re a licensed venue we’re going to explore different avenues for events,” Hovey says.

“There’s so much scope here – the large, spacious main hallway lends itself so well to exhibitions. We also have a great mezzanine which can accommodate acoustic showcases, film clip previews etc. People have approached us about hosting workshops in the rooms and recently the entire studio was hired out to shoot a video clip,” Thomas adds. With its now dizzying multi-purpose setup, it’s easy to forget Three Phase is still an immaculately modern acoustic space, offering 11 unique rooms, sized and furnished individually. “Some rooms have timber floors, some carpet, and various combinations of reflective and deadening materials were used throughout to give each room it’s own individual character,” Hovey says. The way Hovey and Thomas describe the daily clientele evokes the democratising powers of the digital revolution so often touted as destructive. The thing I love about the studio is that it’s an incredibly welcoming space – there’s no one genre or pocket of musicians that dominate,” Thomas says.

Three Phase Rehearsal Studios is open seven days a week at 8 Tinning Street, Brunswick. Head to their website for more information.

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ALBUM REVIEWS

Album of the Week (BMG)

Singles With Augustus Welby

Norah Jones & Jeff Tweedy

A Song With No Name (EMI Music Australia)

Is everyone still mad at Norah Jones for sweeping the Grammys 15 years ago despite being entirely out of step with the Nickelbacks and Nellys of the day? Jones has never been a cool proposition, even when duetting with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. But here Jones finds a more compatible collaborator in Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. ‘A Song With No Name’ is a stripped back acoustic guitar number with Tweedy’s production clearing space to illuminate the richness and emotional scope of Jones’ voice.

Highasakite

I Call Bullshit (Propeller Recordings) ‘We call BS’ became a statement of intent for the American teenagers leading anti-gun protests in early 2018. But if you’re looking for political fire, Highasakite’s return single isn’t the place. ‘I Call Bullshit’ carries an accessible melodic clarity, while the song’s primary allure stems from its understated tone. This is in contrast to Ingrid Håvik’s lyrics, which speak of never wanting to let the party die. In a way the song’s suggestive restraint resembles that fading, emaciated friend who insists on staying up for another line, when all they really need is a good, long lie down.

Richard Swift

The Living End

9.0

Wunderbar

Sept20 (Secretly Canadian) Prior to his death in July, Richard Swift completed what might be his masterwork, The Hex. For those familiar with the American indie notable via his production for the likes of Foxygen, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Damien Jurado, The Hex serves as a tantalising intro and enigmatic farewell. The record modulates through Beefheartinscribed rock experimentalism and Spoon-like power pop, before wrapping up with the direct, piano-led ‘Sept20’. Even within the track’s relatively straightforward confines, Swift’s uncompromising individuality shines through.

Laura Imbruglia

Aussie rockers The Living End have done what they do best on their eighth studio album, Wunderbar – and that is deliver honest-to-goodness, feel it in the gut, head on rock’n’roll.

Tricks (Independent) Over the last three years, Laura Imbruglia has devoted a heck of lot of time to the multifaceted webseries, Amateur Hour. And while the show is still grossly under-appreciated, we can’t complain about the renewed focus on her solo career. On ‘Tricks’, the Melbournebased songwriter finds a middle ground between the rockier sound of her early work and country-tinged latter releases, coalescing in an accomplished pop rock number that demonstrates a knack for summoning sticky melodies.

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Recorded in Berlin over a six week period during a series of inspired recording sessions with producer Tobias Kuhn, Wunderbar was assembled faster than any other of the bands’ previous albums. In what might be one of the best rock records to be released this year, Wunderbar is – put simply – what The Living End are known for. The band have proven they know their niche; it’s what they’re good at, it’s what they’re passionate about, and it’s what has kept hundreds of thousands of fans listening for almost a quarter century. Taking to social media to celebrate the release, frontman Chris Cheney wrote, “There are many things that can make or break a record – and one thing’s for sure, playing it safe isn’t the answer. “Berlin was a blind leap, Tobias was a risk, and the Airbnb smelt like piss, but that’s what making rock’n’roll records is all about.” Sounding as incisive and zestful as they did at their inception, Wunderbar is one of the most concious and politically vital efforts that The Living End have delivered in their career. BY HELENA METZKE

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ALBUM REVIEWS

Albums

Dead Letter Circus

7.0

The Art of Pretending to Swim

Darren Middleton

8.0

Dead Letter Circus

The Art of Pretending to Swim, the fifth album by Dublin quintet Villagers, is a focused affair placing singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien’s gentle voice, unnerving poetry, and acoustic guitar in a carefully sculpted soundscape of digital bleeps, orchestral swells, and odd choices. The production, like the songs themselves, walk a fine balance between disrupting the listener’s expectations and following the expected paths of folk music. Indeed, the band have been attempting to navigate this balance throughout their career, with O’Brien’s experimental leanings often clashing, at times jarringly, with his more traditional leanings. The bells and whistles can be a bit distracting on some of these numbers, especially as the twotime Ivor Novello-winning O’Brien is no slouch with a pen, and his lyrics and earnest delivery are a large part of what makes Villagers’ music so striking. The Art of Pretending to Swim is certainly no stain on their reputation, though the depth of its production guarantees that listeners will have to try a bit harder to get to know the songs before they can seep under their skin.

(Ditto)

(BMG)

(Domino)

Villagers

Choosing for their fifth album to be self-titled may be a puzzling decision to some, but it quickly becomes clear this is the truest Dead Letter Circus album to date. Opening with ‘The Armour You Own’, the intention of Dead Letter Circus is obvious. Big drums, deep bass, and a soaring chorus – this album takes everything they’ve become known for and wraps it into a solid 10-track album for your listening pleasure. ‘The Real You’ builds on the first, and could be a lead single in its own right, however the album hits some slight speed bumps around the middle. Tracks like ‘Running Out Of Time’ lack a little when it comes to the verses, while it’s only a slight criticism (and the choruses and crescendos are still top notch), the drop off is noticeable. Overall, Dead Letter Circus is a high quality album from a high quality band. With an accomplished back catalogue and a reputation for rollicking live shows, this album does nothing but favours for the group, and makes seeing them live a mustdo activity. BY NATHAN QUATTRUCCI

BY ALEX WATTS

(Warp Records/Inertia)

(Anti-)

The Church Of The Simultaneous Existence

8.0

Ed Kuepper brings together a bunch of like-minded souls, re-enlivens The Aints, and swings for the crime by recording songs like The Saints would have had the world been a better place. Wonderfully, this album draws on some material written pre-Saints and other writings which haven’t previously seen the light of day. ‘Red Aces’ and the titular track feature the punk era power and menace. Horns blare, the rhythm sector rumbles, and Kuepper delivers the songs in his usual efficient and durable manner. ‘You Got The Answer’ is the sound of excess, as horns, piano, and drums all blend together to create a wall of sound which brilliantly leads into ‘Country Song In G’ where Kuepper applies his voice at its dizzying best. Given the songs have been dormant since the ‘60s, this record presents something of a manifesto for 2018. No gimmicks, just heads down bums up rock’n’roll. Lyrical integrity supplements the grit and vigour of the playing and everyone concerned can be well pleased with the results of their collective musical odyssey. BY BRONIUS ZUMERIS

Contrary to its title, ‘In The End’ is actually a brilliant opener for Middleton’s third solo album Tides – it’s lovey, lush, and full of warm instrumentation and a hint of ‘60s nostalgia. It’s the perfect lead in for an album that sounds like everything and yet like nothing you’ve heard before. ‘Should Have Stayed’ starts off with major ‘90s Savage Garden vibes, while ‘Return’ momentarily hitches a ride with Green Day’s ‘Good Riddance’ before Middleton skilfully takes it in a completely different direction with sweet-layered vocals. Whether toying with country sweetness on ‘The Bully,’ energising with beats and chorus lines The Wombats could pass off as their own on ‘Some People,’ or channelling the quiet charisma of Freddy Mercury on ‘After All,’ Middleton’s strong songwriting and guitar grit remains solid. Tides gently shifts between tempo, style, and attitude. Each song moves in its own uniquely beautiful way, helped along by Davey Lane’s influence as co-producer and the vocal and musical contributions of several other well-known Australian artists. ‘Ghosts & Memories’ is a stunning closer both musically and lyrically; a reflective allencompassing tribute to the poignancy of life. BY MARY GLEEKO

(ABC Music)

The Aints

8.0

Tides

Marc Ribot

Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018

8.5

Marc Ribot is a legend in certain circles – not only for his own prolific projects, but also for the numerous recordings he’s been involved in. This is an accomplished selection of songs, sourced everywhere from World War II anti-Fascist partisan songs to civil right ditties and current observations about the fragile nature of racial politics. Guest vocalists feature throughout, perhaps best known are Tom Waits and Steve Earle. Waits lends his muted growl to ‘Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)’, and you can’t help but feel sorrow when Earle sings “Madmen pulled the trigger/ Donald Trump loaded the gun” on ‘Srinavas’. Powerful and anthemic, it spirals to lofty peaks. Gloriously verbose, and at times vainglorious, most songs are steeped in a simpler time, inasmuch as the main concern was not the latest social media, but life or death. This album is valedictory and mixes uncertainty and hope, delivering strong songs with intense economy. As ‘Rata de dos Patas’ propels towards poking the Trump support team squarely in the eye, it’s remarkable that all songs could be delivered with such sustained conviction. It’s a complete masterwork for agitation rock.

Aphex Twin

Collapse EP

8.5

Collapse marks Aphex Twin’s fourth release since his 2014 comeback. The five-track EP features some of the artist’s richest works of his career, with a set of intelligent and textured electronic gems. Each track features various stages that he establishes, builds up and expands on in the most organised yet chaotic of ways. Expect a similar tone to his 2014 album Syro, but with a harder and more audacious vision. ‘T69 Collapse’ is a glitchy, thematic piece of cerebral techno that shifts through several compositions. The opening segment brings a bustling soundscape of snares, synth lines and elastic bass that move so quick they’re hard to keep up with. Then the shift happens and the track is thrown into complete digital chaos – bleak and frenzied. The polished sounds of the opening are replaced with unsettling synth lines and relentless, tumbling bass notes. ‘1ST 44’ is a more spacious and minimal track, predominantly featuring drum machine sounds. It’s filled with clicks, claps and snares, along with a distorted shouting. Aphex Twin builds them up slowly, before unleashing them and allowing the sounds to interact in an organic way. BY DAVID CLASS

BY BRONIUS ZUMERIS

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Gig Guide Wednesday 3 Oct INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS Voyeur

Voyeur + more The Bendigo Hotel Melbourne indie pop-rockers Voyeur are set to roll into The Bendi on Wednesday October 3. They’ll be joined by Yeah, Bad?, Neo Relic and Out of Character, so this is looking to be a mighty fine one. Doors from 8pm and a cheeky tenner will get you in.

Lomond Acoustica Lomond Hotel This week Paul Wookey, The Cornhuskers and Jack Robins will helm the Lomond Acoustica series at the Lomond Hotel, so if you love folk music, you’ll want to come and catch this. Round it all out with a pub meal, a beer, wine or whiskey by the open fire, and you’ve set yourself up for a roaring mid-week night. Catch it on Wednesday October 3 from 8pm. Free entry.

Dirty Pierre Wesley Anne Brisbane artist Dirty Pierre has got two new records under his belt and is set to be bringing it all to Wesley Anne on Thursday October 4. Yielding his guitar, pedal board and laptop in an intimate affair, you can catch cuts from Dirty Pierre’s upcoming solo pop record as well as those from his new instrumental/ambient release alongside Greg Reason, AKA Ektoise, from 6pm. Entry is free.

The Slingers Yarra Hotel Local five-piece rock outfit The Slingers are geared to take over the Yarra Hotel on Thursday October 4. They’ve enlisted the help of folk singer-songwriter Time Robb & the Stealing Hours Band, as well as psych-infused pop-rockers Wax Jax and the Midnight Snax to kick things off from 5.30pm. Grab your tickets for an easy $10 on the door.

Mike Noga Edinburgh Castle Amid taking time to write his fourth solo record, former Drones drummer and now singer-songwriter Mike Noga is set to play an intimate solo show at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday October 4. Catch it all from 8pm with free entry to boot.

AMBERHILL + THE SUNKEN SEA + JOONE Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.

7pm. $5.

CHER + ANDREW MCCLELLAND Rod

Laver Arena, Melbourne. 6:45pm. DARLING JAMES Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. DOGTRAIN + FRITZWICKY + WASTED MONDAY Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford.

7:30pm. $5.

GODOGGO + TORBRECK + NATHAN DIXON Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8pm. $9.20. KWINGY FUNDRAISER - FEAT: LOVEBONER + SCURVYLICIOUS + FISHMONGER + JAMES PARENTICH

Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 8pm. $10.

LAPPLAND + DARK WATER + TAMARA DREAM Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8. ODD TASTES + UVA URSI + BAD BANGS + 23RD OF ELVIS + SLOW DIAL Tote

Hotel, Collingwood. 7:30pm. $5.

PINCH POINTS + HOT TO ROT + EATMAN + GRACEY Tote Hotel, Collingwood.

7pm.

SPIRAL PERM + PTING + REAL FEELINGS Grace Darling Hotel,

Collingwood. 8pm.

THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS + SLOW GLOW Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North.

8:30pm.

VB HARD YARDS - FEAT: ALEX LAHEY + BEING JANE LANE + PAPER THIN + CLAWS & ORGANS Northcote Social Club,

Northcote. 7:30pm.

VOYEUR + YEAH BAD? + NEO RELIC + OUT OF CHARACTER Bendigo Hotel,

Collingwood. 8pm. $10.

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ABBEY HOWLETT Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy.

8pm. $10.

BILL EVANS Bird's Basement, Melbourne.

8:15pm. $45.

BOHJASS + MORE 303, Northcote.

7:30pm.

BOPSTRETCH Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy.

8:30pm. $15.

GIANNI MARINUCCI QUARTET

Brunswick Green, Brunswick. 8:30pm. JARABI Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6pm. $30. KATHLEEN HALLORAN TRIO Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $20. LUKE HOWARD The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm. $20.

THE VICTORIAN YOUTH JAZZ COLLECTIVE (WITH KRISTIN BERARDI)

Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $20.

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK

Zac Slater

Zac Slater The Evelyn Hotel

Tassie singer-songwriter Zac Slater will step onto The Ev stage on Friday October 5 to celebrate the release of his latest single ‘Take A Shot’. His whole band is set to come along for the ride, alongside support acts Coast and Ocean and Boy Graduate. Kicks off at 8.30pm and tickets are $15 via Oztix. 34 BEAT.COM.AU

AL MATCOTT + CREEP & HARP Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8pm. AMY POWELL Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 9pm. COL PERKINS Milano's Tavern, Brighton. 10:00am. $5. DANNIE BOURNE Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 6pm. KATIE BATES Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8pm. KIAZMA PIANO DUO Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6:30pm. $39. LOMOND ACOUSTICA - FEAT: PAUL WOOKEY + THE CORNHUSKERS +

JACK ROBINS Lomond Hotel, Brunswick

East. 8pm.

Hotel, South Melbourne. 7pm.

RUSSIA + SOULFISH + THE ODDS + PARIS PLAN Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm.

MUDDY'S BLUES ROULETTE - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS Catfish, Fitzroy. 8pm. OPEN MIC NIGHT Penny Black, Brunswick.

$8.

OPEN MIC NIGHTWhole Lotta Love,

THE MICHELLE NICOLLE BAND

THE COPE STREET PARADE Wesley

7:30pm.

Anne, Northcote. 8pm. $10.

Brunswick East. 6pm.

Brunswick Green, Brunswick. 8:30pm.

REBECCA BARNARD & BILLY MILLER'S SINGALONG Caravan Music Club,

THE STRANGER SUITE + SQUID NEBULA Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.

Bentleigh East. 7pm. $20.

$10.

Thursday 4 Oct

XYLOURIS WHITE + MARY GLENN Tote

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS BLACK BATS + THE TOOL TIME HOUSE BAND + PACKAGED GOODS Old Bar,

Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.

BYO VINYL NIGHT - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS The B.east, Brunswick East. 7pm. DEADER + CREEP DIETS + CORPSEPAINT EXPRESS + TRUE DEFECT Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar,

North Melbourne. 7:30pm. $5.

DEPARTMENT. + MARATHON + STEVE & JO'S J.RICH SHOW Retreat Hotel,

Brunswick. 7pm. DIRTY PIERRE Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6pm. FEELDS + RO + EAGLEMONT Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. $12. GEORGIA FIELDS + NAOMI KEYTE Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7pm. $18.04. JORDAN ST QUINTIN Laurent Gallery, South Melbourne. 6:30pm. LOOSE BRICKS + THE DELIRIOUS + IDLESUBURBIA + PAPER TAPIR Bendigo

Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. $12.

MATT BRADSHAW Elephant &

Wheelbarrow, Melbourne. 9:30pm. MIKE NOGA Rochester Hotel, Fitzroy. 8pm. NIINE Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8pm. $10. PETER BIBBY + SHRIMPWITCH + BIN

Workers Club, Geelong. 8pm. $15. SHEPPARD Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone. 7:30pm. $34.70.

THE BURBS + MAJAK DOOR + PLASMA GNOME + NIPPLE CHAFFES Revolver

Upstairs, Prahran. 8pm. $5. THE NEW TROPICS Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 9pm.

THE SLINGERS + TIME ROBB & THE STEALING HOURS BAND + WAX JAX & THE MIDNIGHT SNAX Yarra Hotel,

Abbotsford. 7:30pm. $10. THE THE Arts Centre, Melbourne. 8pm. $89. THROWBACK - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS

Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9pm. TINGY CELESTINO Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8pm. UNAMUS + OOLLUU + LESS FOX MORE WHALE Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10. WEIRD WEATHER + BOLLARD + THE PADDY CAKES + SPECULATORS Boney,

Melbourne Cbd. 7pm. $5.

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC AMBER FERRARO QUINTET Paris Cat

Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $25.

ANDREA KELLER TRANSIENTS TRIO

Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15. ASSANHADO QUARTETO Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $25. BILL EVANS Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 8:15pm. $45. EMMA MAY The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm. $35. JAKE MASON TRIO 303, Northcote. 8pm. $10. JULIARNA CLARK + JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET The Water Rat

VENTO-PIPA Open Studio, Northcote. 8pm.

$10.

Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. $28.60.

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK ANDREW SWANN Transit, Melbourne

Cbd. 6pm.

BRENDAN LLOYD + GREG STEPS + LISSA JAYNE Reverence Hotel, Footscray.

7:30pm. $8.

FAMILY FOLD + EMMA HEENEY Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:30pm. HELEN ASHWORTH Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick. 6:30pm. JAM NIGHT - FEAT: THE HORNETS + VARIOUS ARTISTS Hume Blues Club,

Coburg. 7:15pm.

JAN PRESTON'S BOOGIE CIRCUS

Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East. 8pm. $20. LAKYN + MORE Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 8pm. $18.

MUSICLAND OPEN CHOIR REHEARSALS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS

Musicland, Fawkner. 7pm. $5. OPEN MIC NIGHT Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 7pm. TREAT FIRE Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9pm.

Friday 5 Oct JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC BILL EVANS Bird's Basement, Melbourne.

8:15pm. $45.

BRASS KNUCKLE BRASS BAND Paris Cat

Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. $32.50.

CHARLOTTE JANE QUARTET The Jazzlab,

Brunswick. 8pm. $25. CRUMHORN Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 6pm. DAN BARNETT Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $30. FARO NEGRO + JULIAN SCHEFFER + STEPHEN CUTTRISS Platform 270,

Melbourne. 5:30pm.

FLAPPERS & GANGSTERS DINNER & DANCE - FEAT: THE JACKSON FOUR

Karingal Bowling Club, Frankston. 6:30pm. GEORGIA BROOKS QUINTET Lido Jazz Room, Hawthorn. 8pm. $25. HELLO TUT TUT The Famous Spiegeltent, Cbd. 6pm. $25. KYLIE AULDIST Kastoria Music Club, Coburg North. 7pm. $35. RENEE GEYER + ALMA ZYGIER Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin. 8pm. $32. SHANTY TOWN Open Studio, Northcote. 9pm. $12. THE CITIZENS OF SOUL Catfish, Fitzroy. 9pm.

THE EVA CASSIDY EXPERIENCE - FEAT: SOUL CHIC Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne

Cbd. 8pm. $35.

THE MAMAS Toff In Town, Melbourne

Cbd. 7pm. $5.

THE STEPHEN MAGNUSSON TRIO (WITH TONY GOULD) Uptown Jazz Cafe,

Fitzroy. 8:30pm.


FEATURED GIGS XYLOURIS WHITE + CAROLINE NO

Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East. 8pm. $33. ZOLTAN FECSO Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 8pm. $30.

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS

THE CONSTABLES + LEMON DAZE + STRANGERS FOR SALE Penny Black,

MR. CHAN'S LAUNCH - FEAT: SUNSHINE + BRIAN FANTANA + SAMMY LA MARCA + ANYO + RYAN HAYNES Pawn & Co, South Yarra. 10pm.

THE SKELETON CLUB + PAUL REID + HIDDENITE Workers Club (geelong),

- FEAT: PERFECT STRANGERS DJS

Brunswick. 7pm. THE EXOTICS Gem Bar, Collingwood. 9pm. $20. THE HERE HERE'S Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 7pm. PERFECT STRANGERS TAKEOVER

ACTION SAM Elephant & Wheelbarrow,

Geelong. 8pm. $10. THE THE Arts Centre, Melbourne. 8pm. $89.

ANDY WHITE Wesley Anne, Northcote.

Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.

Melbourne. 11pm.

8pm. $15.

APPROACHABLE MEMBERS OF YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY + MORE Arts

THE TREPIDS + UNLUCKY + THE IANS

THE VALLEY ENDS + QLAYE FACE + SLOW TALK + MYRIAD DRONE Workers

Club, Fitzroy. 8pm. $10.

Centre, Melbourne. 6pm. $10.

TRAGIC CARPET + THE TROPES Post

9pm.

UPROAR + DOVE + REAPER + VIOLENT DEMISE + OPPOSITION Reverence Hotel,

AUTO-MASH DJS Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. BELLE HARLO Wesley Anne, Northcote.

6pm.

BLONDIE VS BLACK SABBATH - FEAT: DJ LOU LOU + DJ MATT RADFORD

Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 11:45pm. CAPTAIN SPALDING BAND Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8pm.

CHAPEL STREET SOCIAL CLUB - FEAT: PHATO A MANO + NAMN + MATT RADOVICH Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9pm. CHER + ANDREW MCCLELLAND Rod

Laver Arena, Melbourne. 6:45pm.

CLOUD DJ NIGHT - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale. 6pm. COUNTDOWN 80'S Musicland, Fawkner.

7:30pm. $10.

DEVIL MONKEY + RAT KANGAROO + CLIP Bombay Rock, Brunswick. 8pm. DJ SIMON LAXTON Edinburgh Castle,

Brunswick. 9pm.

EFFI'S FIGHTING PILLOW + BRENDA + YACHAY Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. FINISHING THE HATS - FEAT: KAHLIA DAVIS + MEGHAN D’SOUZA + MAIREAD ELLEMOR + EMILY GARTH + JAYDE GRAY + SASKIA JOHNSON + MORE Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 7:30pm.

$30.

GEORGE TRIMMER BAND Royal Hotel,

Essendon. 10pm.

HOODOO MAYHEM Bar Open, Fitzroy.

6:30pm.

IMMIGRANT UNION + PERCH CREEK + ALEX HAMILTON Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.

Office Hotel, Coburg. 9pm.

Footscray. 7pm. $25.

$12.

WAY SHIT + HEDY LAMARR + THE JUNGLE CUFFS + TYPICAL Reverence

Hotel, Footscray. 8:30pm. $10.

WHAT’S ON PRESENTS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS + VARIOUS DJS

Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 9pm.

WILL COYOTE & THE BLACKLIGHTS + AMY POWELL + PAM SALMON Grace

Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 9pm.

ZUESIFER + OD TOMMYDOGS + STONED TO DEATH Whole Lotta Love,

Brunswick East. 7pm. $10.

HOUSE, ELECTRO, TRANCE & CLUB NIGHTS BENDY RAINBOW - FEAT: SOUTH BRISBANE SPIN COUNCIL + DJ ALICIA + JACK POPPER + THE D WORD Loop,

Melbourne Cbd. 9pm.

BURN CITY DISCO - FEAT: DJ AGENT 86 + ASHA + DAN BENTLEY + BILLY & MICK + DAZY LAYS + MORE Brown Alley,

OUTLAW HARD 'N FAST - 30TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION - FEAT: ERIC PIPERSBERG + DIAMOND DEB + MADBALL + BEATNIK + MORE Chasers,

South Yarra. 7:30pm. $15.

PETER BIBBY + SHRIMPWITCH + RENT BOY John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8pm. $15. POPROCKS + DR PHIL Toff In Town,

Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. RAT!HAMMOCK Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 7pm. $15.30.

REUBEN STONE + RACHEL BY THE STREAM + TANYA GEORGE Northcote

Social Club, Northcote. 8:30pm. $17.

SANSONUS + THE DM TEASERS + ALPHINGTON 303, Northcote. 8pm. $10. SHEPPARD Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea

Heights. 7:30pm. $34.70.

SLEEPMAKESWAVES + AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR Max Watt's,

Melbourne. 8pm. $45.40.

THE BEAT TABOO, FUZZRAYS Fitzroy

Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 8pm.

THE BRUNGAS + LONGBOYS + SUNBABE + GREYJACKS + BLACK SNAKE WHIP Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood.

8pm. $10.

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK

Upstairs, Prahran. 11:45pm.

Melbourne Cbd. 10pm.

ENTROPY SOUND & AMBIT - FEAT: STITCH + QONTENT + SUDDY + SWITCHSTATE + T-BONE Grumpy's

Green, Fitzroy. 8pm.

JAMES VAN COOPER + AXLE WHITEHEAD Spotted Mallard, Brunswick.

6pm. $19.68.

JOHN DOWLER'S VANITY PROJECT

Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm. LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7pm. $79. SPRING CLEANING - FEAT: WINTER YORK + GRIM FAWKNER + VIC PARK

The B.east, Brunswick East. 8pm.

TAYLAH CARROLL + RUBY WHITING + CONNOR BLACK-HARRY Compass Pizza,

Brunswick East. 8pm. $12.

Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6pm.

Melbourne Cbd. 4pm.

DILATE MOON - FEAT: VOHKINNE + FRAGILE DUDE SYNDROME + SIMON MISCEVIC + OXYGN Boney, Melbourne

FORMATION - FEAT: DONNY + MORE

New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 10pm. $15.

FREE DOPE - FEAT: GROWLER + JCHAU + MEESY + TRINITY Rubix

Warehouse, Brunswick. 10pm.

FRIDAYS - FEAT: WARSAWYER + CLIFTONIA + BEN & LIL + MORE Carlton

Club, Melbourne Cbd. 5pm.

GENKI PARTY - FEAT: THE GAZE + AYSHA BUFFET + VALERIE HEX + DANDROGYNY + EDIE CENTRIC + MORE Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne. 10pm.

$15.

HER MELBOURNE SPRING PARTY - THE FUN HOUSE - FEAT: DJ DZYR + MILLZ N THRILLZ + ROSIE FAUX + MORE Seven

Nightclub, South Melbourne. 7pm. $20.

LEVELS TAKEOVER - FEAT: YROR + AMINOS KH + ALI KH + MADELEINE + JONO TOSCANO + MORE Kay Street

Entertainment Complex, Traralgon. 10pm. $15.

Sydney-siders Hady Lamarr are making their way down to Melbourne for the first time, and are set to play The Rev on Friday October 5. The all-girl punk trio have employed their good Melbourne mates Jungle Cuffs and Way Shit to come in as support, so it’s gearing to be an absolute scorcher. Snag your entry for $10 on the door from 7pm.

DANCING THERAPY - FEAT: OTOLOGIC + FITZ-E + BARRY SUNSET + INTERNATIONAL STUNNING BITCHES + DANCING THERAPY DJS Section 8,

Cbd. 10pm.

Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9pm.

Hady Lamarr Reverence Hotel

HOUSE, ELECTRO, TRANCE & CLUB NIGHTS

FEHRPLAY, LTN + SCNDL + ALI KH + AMINOS KH + MADELEINE + ANDREJ + MORE Platform One, Melbourne. 10pm.

$30.

Synth-pop and punk drenched act sansonus are set to launch their new EP $5 Overnight at Bar 303 on Friday October 5. Self-described as “adult contemporary punk on psychotropics”, this looks like it’ll get wonderfully rowdy. Support will come in the form of DM Teasers and Alphington when it all kicks off at 8pm and you can slide on in for a tenner on the door.

Local punks Zeusifer are slated to take over Whole Lotta Love on Friday October 5. They’ll have support acts Stoned to Death and O.D Tommydogs in tow, ensuring this is an absolute belter. Doors from 7pm and entry is an easy tenner.

Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. DARBY + JESS DELUCA Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 7pm. EMBERS Dainton Family Brewery, Carrum Downs. 7pm.

Saturday 6 Oct

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM Carlton Club,

sansonus Bar 303

Zeusifer Whole Lotta Love

$15.

Belleville, Melbourne. 11pm.

sansonus

CLARE BOWEN + IMOGEN CLARK + TIMOTHY JAMES BOWEN Athenaeum

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION

DOPPLER - FEAT: PWD + CONCEALED + PAUL LYNCH + JOSH WAIN Revolver

Lounge, Belgrave. 8pm. $10.

WILLARIS. K + THEO KOTTIS + ROSSEN CULTURE Corner Hotel, Richmond.

Melbourne Cbd. 10pm. $15.

Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 8pm.

NAUGHTY NOUGHTIES - FEAT: NAUGHTY NOUGHTIES DJS Sooki

TILT SHIFT - FEAT: MUTANT DANCE + STOCKHOLM SYNDROME + SAM MCNIECE + T-REK + GLITCH + ROBBIE RYAN Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.

8:30pm.

DAINA DEMILLO + JOSH THE CAT

North Melbourne. 8pm. $10.

Prahran. 7pm. $20.

WARPLANE + EMAH FOX + SOFT RUBBISH Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8pm.

8pm. $20.

Melbourne. 6pm.

MOLLY & THE KRELLS + WHITE DEVIL DETROIT + KILL DIRTY YOUTH + RIFF RAIDERS Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar,

Melbourne Cbd. 10pm.

REVOLVER FRIDAYS - FEAT: THE MOLE + MIKE CALLANDER + MELA COIA + HENRY WHO + MORE Revolver Upstairs,

10pm. $10. WAFIA Howler, Brunswick. 8pm.

$15.

MIGHTIEST OF GUNS + LA BRONCO

REUP - FEAT: MAI + HVNCOQ + KASE + SOFIE ROZE + DJ JERRY C + DJ TRANTER + MORE New Guernica,

VANDA & YOUNG & ALBERTS STUDIOS CELEBRATION - FEAT: DISTURBING THE PEACE Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd.

CLOSET - FEAT: NICK SPURWAY + SIMONETTI + RENEE DELAY + CUPIDS CUT Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 9pm.

LIP SYNC CHICKS Rocksteady Records,

Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 5pm.

EAT THE BEAT - FEAT: CHRISS MATTO + ETWAS + MATTEO FREYRIE + MORE

HARD TIME PRESSURE - FEAT: MAJOR DELAY + OPERATOR ANDY + HAWK-I + LEGO + SAM STACKA + JUNIOR JUPP

Grumpy's Green, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. HENRY FONG Co., Southbank. 11pm. $25. JAMATAR + OOOLLUU Penny Black, Brunswick. 8pm. JANK FACQUES Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 11:45pm.

LIMINALITY - THE AFTER PARTY - FEAT: DJ AIRPORT + COSMIC LATTE Yarra

Hotel, Abbotsford. 9:30pm. $10.

MOONSHAKE - FEAT: DJ PAPA D + DJ MASON + BLANKED Red Betty, Brunswick.

6pm.

MOZA Yah Yah's, Fitzroy. 8pm. PONY SATURDAYS - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS La Di Da, Melbourne Cbd. 10pm. RISE & SHINE - FEAT: SUNSHINE + VARIOUS ARTISTS Revolver Upstairs,

Prahran. 12:00am.

Combinado

Combinado The Moldy Fig Brazilian cross contemporary jazz outfit Combinado are set to take to The Moldy Fig on Saturday October 6. Set to be nothing short of infectious, you can catch the quartet in action from 8.30pm and enjoy free entry, too.

Brass Knuckle Brass Band The B.East The B.East is throwing an almighty night of jazz, soul and funk on Saturday October 6, with Brass Knuckle Brass Band at the helm. Showing off their latest record You Know How It Is, the Canberra-natives will be joined by none other than Melbourne’s own funk heavyweights, Fulton Street, as support. This is an absolutely teeming lineup of artists who have graced stages such as Falls, Woodford Folk, Melbourne Music Week, Stonnington Jazz and more between them, and best of all, you can catch them in all their glory for free. Kicks off at 9pm.

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Cilla Jane Compass Pizza Melbourne singer-songwriter Cilla Jane is set to bring her brand of piano-driven pop to Compass Pizza on Saturday October 6. She’ll be launching her latest single ‘Ice Age’, with support from James Fahy also set to feature. Catch it all from 8pm with tickets available for $15 on the door.

SATURDAYS - FEAT: DJ KISTA + DJ BETH GRACE + DJ DEMIZE + VARIOUS DJS Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. SNACK ATTACK WITH DJ 2P Elephant &

+ SAPPHIRE STREET 303, Northcote. 8pm.

SOOKI SATURDAYS - FEAT: BEC GRENFELL + BROOKE POWELL + HANDSDOWN + LUDOVIC + LUKE STEIN + MORE Sooki Lounge, Belgrave.

ON BROADWAY - FEAT: SETH DRURY + LACHLAN GRAHAM + CATHERINE LANGLEY + IMOGEN MOORE + ELLIE NUNAN + MORE Chapel Off Chapel,

Wheelbarrow, Melbourne. 10pm.

6pm. $10.

SUGARSTROBE - FEAT: MR JUDWICK + DEREK MARTIN + NELO Loop, Melbourne

Cbd. 9pm.

TOFF CLUB - FEAT: LORD HANS DC

Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11pm.

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS Matt Joe Gow

Matt Joe Gow The John Curtin Hotel Melbourne troubadour Matt Joe Gow will slide into The Curtin on Saturday October 6 to celebrate the release of his latest album Break, Rattle and Roll. From playing Queenscliff Music Festival and boutique Americana festivals to supporting the likes of The Jayhawks and Justin Townes Earle, Matt Joe Gow has earmarked himself as a prolific singer-songwriter. He’ll be joined by James Ellis and the Jealous Guys and The Weeping Willows from 7.30pm and tickets are $15 via the venue website.

Grups The Post Office Hotel Settle into a lazy Sunday arvo as Melbourne outfit Grups launch their new 7” single offering at The Post Office Hotel on Sunday October 7. They’ll be joined by The Stu Thomas Paradox on support duties when it all goes down from 4.30pm, and best of all, entry is free. Bliss.

16 LOVERS LANE - FEAT: LINDY MORRISON / AMANDA BROWN / JOHN WILLSTEED (OF THE GO BETWEENS) + MORE Arts Centre,

Melbourne. 8pm. $59.

AMPED FESTIVAL 2018 - FEAT: EL COLOSSO + RED BEE + HEADBORE + LILLYE + FIGURES + MORE Cherry Bar,

Melbourne Cbd. 12pm. $35.

APOLLO BLUE + KITTYSCRATCH Labour

In Vain, Fitzroy. 7:30pm.

ARCHER DEPTHLESS + S.H. COY Hugs

& Kisses, Melbourne. 7pm.

BABEY + WAY DYNAMIC Post Office

Hotel, Coburg. 8pm.

BIRDFEST - FEAT: BIRDHOUSE + BAKERS EDDY + PORPOISE SPIT + RYA PARK + THE ROLLERCANES + MORE

Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 4pm. $15. BLACK TREE Yah Yah's, Fitzroy. 11:45pm.

BURY THE KINGS + THE MAYBE LIST + ABOVE THE FALLEN Wrangler Studios,

Footscray. 2pm. $10.

CHER + ANDREW MCCLELLAND Rod

Laver Arena, Melbourne. 6:45pm. CILLA JANE+ JAMES FAHY Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 8pm. $15. CLOWNS + VOIID + PRESS CLUB + MESA COSA Corner Hotel, Richmond.

8pm. $25.

DOOMSDAY FESTIVAL 2018 - FEAT: CHURCH OF MISERY + WITCHSKULL + HOLY SERPENT + LOS HOMBRES DEL DIABLO + MERCHANT + MORE Bendigo

Hotel, Collingwood. 7pm. $49.96.

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Deathbeat drummer and solo singersongwriter Steve Tyssen is set to roll into Charles Weston on Sunday October 7, armed will a melting pot of material from across his four solo records and EP. His latest full-length offering, You’re Gonna Feel It In The Winter, came in May to a rapturous response, and you’ll be able to lap it all up live from 4pm. Free entry.

Girl Friday Swamplands Deeply rooted in blues, jazz, folk and pop, singer-songwriter Girl Friday has dropped a new single ‘Sepia Tones’, and will celebrate it at Swamplands on Sunday October 7. Mandy Connell and Floyd Thursby will offer support when it goes down from 6.30pm. Tickets are $10 on the door.

Mr Black & Blues The Drunken Poet Celebrated Australian blues and roots artist Mr Black & Blues will take to The Drunken Poet on Tuesday October 9 for their Tuesday Tribute series. Taking on classics from Led Zeppellin, this is a meld of genres you won’t want to miss. 8pm, free entry.

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HEAVY & HAMMERED - FEAT: FUCK THE FITZROY DOOM SCENE + BITCH DIESEL + GRINDHOUSE + PSEUDO MIND HIVE + LA BRONCO Tote Hotel,

Collingwood. 2:30pm. $25.

HENRY J SAWYER Bar Open, Fitzroy.

6:30pm.

HOW TO MAKE TROUBLE & INFLUENCE PEOPLE 2019 DIARY LAUNCH - FEAT: COLD HANDS WARM HEART + LAURA MACFARLANE Old Bar,

Fitzroy. 3pm.

JOE GUITON + QUINTON TREMBATH

Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 3pm. JOE SEWER + EASY STREET + NATASHA JOHANNA Grace Darling

Hotel, Collingwood. 8:45pm.

KURTHCHELLA 2K18 - FEAT: SWEET GOLD + ANTY! + HEDY LAMARR

Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 8pm.

LAST DINOSAURS + SEASIDE + THE GREAT OUTDOORS Northcote Social

Club, Northcote. 8:30pm.

LISTENER + LINCOLN LE FEVRE & THE INSIDERS + TREEHOUSES + NOTHING REALLY Reverence Hotel, Footscray.

7:30pm. $30.

LONI RAE THOMSON + BRIAN CAMPEAU + JESS DELUCA Grace

Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 8pm. $12. LOTTIE LIAMS Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 5pm. LOWTIDE + FAIR MOON + INTERNATIONAL VELVET Old Bar,

Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15.

MAN CITY SIRENS + THE LIMERANTS

$5.

NEW AGE + ALL HOPE REMAINS + THE ROMEO KNIGHTS + DON BERZERK

Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7pm. $9.23.

Prahran. 8pm. $42.

BALKAN BLUES BAND + MORE Spirit Station Pier, Port Melbourne. 11:30am.

SOUL A GO GO - FEAT: RONAN HAMILL + HEATA + EMMA PEEL + MISS GOLDIE + VINCE PEACH + DJ LADYSOUL + MORE Night Cat, Fitzroy.

9pm. $15.

THE ARTIE STYLES BAND Catfish,

Fitzroy. 9pm.

THE COPE STREET PARADE Paris Cat

ORANGE & LEMONS + DANNY MCDONALD + THE WELLINGTONS + BRYAN ESTEPA Reverence Hotel,

Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9pm. $32.50.

POPPONGENE + HANNAH BLACKBURN Retreat Hotel, Brunswick.

THE FUNK BUDDIES Open Studio,

Footscray. 8pm. $18.

4pm.

PRAYER BABIES Lomond Hotel,

Brunswick East. 9:30pm.

PREHISTORIC DOUCHE + TSUGNARLY + BEEF + DEAD ALREADY + THE POLYGAMISTS Bombay Rock, Brunswick.

7pm.

REIGN Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale. 6pm. $20. SKYSCRAPER STAN Gem Bar,

Collingwood. 8:30pm. THE BAREBONES Dainton Family Brewery, Carrum Downs. 3pm. THE CONSTABLES Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:30pm. THE DIZZY KIDS Brunswick Skatepark, Brunswick. 11:00am. THE DOORS SHOW Yarraville Club, Yarraville. 8pm. $23.

THE HARD ROCK SHOW HALLOWEEN SPECIAL - FEAT: CICADATONE + THE SPITTING SWALLOWS Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick

East. 6pm. $10.

THE OUTDOOR TYPE Workers Club,

Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.

THE PRETTY THINGS + SAND PEBBLES + THE ELECTRIC GUITARS Thornbury

Theatre, Thornbury. 7pm. $69.90.

THE SECOND HAND SPACE SUITS

Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $15. THE SUPERJESUS Max Watt's, Melbourne. 8pm. $44.90. THUNDERSTRUCK + OZ ROCK EXPRESS + DANGEROUS CURVES

Musicland, Fawkner. 7:30pm. $20.

VELVET ELEVATOR + PSEUDO MIND HIVE + A BASKET OF MAMMOTHS + SHROUD Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $8.20. WRESTLEBRUNCH - FEAT: THE MILLIONAIRES CLUB Corner Hotel,

Richmond. 12pm. $25.

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC BABY ET LULU Caravan Music Club,

Bentleigh East. 8pm. $30.

BILL EVANS Bird's Basement, Melbourne.

8:15pm. $45.

THE EUGENE BALL STANDARDS QUARTET Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy.

8:30pm.

Northcote. 9pm. $12.

THE HOUNDLINGS Fitzroy Pinnacle,

Fitzroy North. 5pm.

THE JACKSON FOUR Clifton Hill Brew

Pub, Clifton Hill. 9pm.

THE JANELLE STOWE TRIO Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $27.50. THE KING LOUIE COLLECTIVE + PPB LATE NIGHT DJS Prince Public Bar, St

Kilda . 8pm.

THE ROOKIES The Jazzlab, Brunswick.

11pm.

THE VIBRAPHONIC ORKESTRA

Belleville, Melbourne. 9pm. WALLACE Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $18.04.

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK CLONE OF HELEN ASHWORTH Open Studio, Northcote. 1pm. DARYL ROBERTS The Moldy Fig, 7pm.

GUS + TRASH GHOSTS + FINN INKSTER

Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 7:30pm. HELEN ASHWORTH Open Studio, Northcote. 1pm. KATIE BATES Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick. 6:30pm. KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD + ASH GRUNWALD Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Cbd. 8pm. $132.37.

KYLE BREW Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6pm. KYLE TAYLOR + RACHEL CLARK Open

Studio, Northcote. 2:30pm.

LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7pm. $79. LOS BORRACHOS Baha Tacos & Tapas Bar, Rye. 8pm.

MATT JOE GOW - FEAT: BONES & JONES + JAMES ELLIS + THE WEEPING WILLOWS John Curtin Hotel, Carlton.

7:30pm. $15.

MELBOURNE UKULELE KOLLECTIVE

Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 3pm.

Sunday 7 Oct

BRASS KNUCKLE BRASS BAND + FULTON STREET The B.east, Brunswick

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS

CARIÑO SON - FEAT: CARINO SON

Open Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm. $10.

BLACK EYED BRUISERS + A WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE + LASH 78 ROCK CHICKS

Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 5:30pm. $30. DJ CRISPI Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 9pm.

BYO VINYL NIGHT - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS Low Key, Northcote. 5pm. DAREBIN SONGWRITERS GUILD FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS 303, Northcote.

East. 9pm.

CLANCYE MILNE & JAMES MUSTAFA

JOSH BENNIER MODULAR GROUP

Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 6pm. LA INFLUENCIA Night Cat, Fitzroy. 9pm. $10. LILLY TUNLEY SEXTET Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $32.50.

Corner Hotel, Richmond. 7:30pm. $25.

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DIVING HEADBUTT + DEATHBEAT + INDIGO CHILDREN + BLACK SNAKE WHIP Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $10. EDGE TRIM - FEAT: NO LOCAL + PTING + GENA ROSE BRUCE Gasometer Hotel,

MISS COLOMBIA + LA DESCARGA + DJ CHRIS GILL Northcote Social Club,

Collingwood. 6:30pm. $10.

NINA FERRO & JOE CHINDAMO The

Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm. $35.

JEFF VADER + THE MEAN TIMES + MATT NELSON Whole Lotta Love,

Room, Hawthorn. 8pm. $25.

KESHA + BEN ABRAHAM Margaret Court

Northcote. 2pm. $15.

PETER BAYLOR'S ULTRAFOX Lido Jazz PIERS FESTIVAL 2018 - FEAT: KARAVANA FLAMENCA + SARAY ILUMINADO + SIBLINGS (MIKELANGELO AND ANUSHKA) +

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+ MERUKA Retreat Hotel, Brunswick.

7:30pm.

MIFF + DAN VOGL + DAVID & BRENNER Workers Club, Fitzroy. 1pm.

$10.

MONKEY BISCUIT + LEMON DAZE + PSA Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar,

North Melbourne. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC MAMAS - FEAT: CADWYN & CO + JESS HARRIS + WILLOW IN MOTION Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 3pm. ON BROADWAY - FEAT: SETH DRURY + LACHLAN GRAHAM + CATHERINE LANGLEY + IMOGEN MOORE + ELLIE NUNAN + MORE Chapel Off Chapel,

Prahran. 2pm. $42.

ONE TRICK PONY - PAUL SIMON IN THE 1970S Memo Music Hall, St Kilda.

3pm. $25.

OPEN/MIC JAM NIGHTS Musicland,

Fawkner. 7pm.

SECRET ACT Old Bar, Fitzroy.

7:30pm. $15.

TAYLAH CARROLL + DOMINIQUE Old

Bar, Fitzroy. 4pm.

THE DIZZY KIDS + THE BABE LOVE FISH + THIRD ESTATE + MR STITCHER

4pm.

CLAIRE TAYLOR + VAN WALKER Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 3pm. DJ JESSE I Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 5pm. ELWOOD BLUES CLUB Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 4pm.

FAIRWEATHER STORMS + SEAN MCMAHON Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick

GREG CHAMPION & THE USEFUL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY Lomond Hotel,

Tuesday 9 Oct

East. 3:30pm.

Thornbury. 6:30pm. $10.

Brunswick East. 5:30pm. HONK Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 5pm. JULES BOULT + MORE Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 4pm. KERRI SIMPSON Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 2pm. LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS Assaggi Italiani,

Malvern. 12pm.

LOUIS KING & THE LIARS KLUB Gem

Bar, Collingwood. 7:30pm.

Bentleigh East. 2:30pm. $69.90.

$5.

Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 2:30pm.

THE HOLLOW MAJORS + THE LITTLE RITUALS + JOURNALS + PASSION POP THE PRETTY THINGS + THE BREADMAKERS Caravan Music Club,

PENY BOHAN + DOUZEY + EMILY SOON Swamplands Bar, Thornbury. 3pm.

THORNHILL + DIAMOND CONSTRUCT + THE GLOOM IN THE CORNER + VATIC Wrangler Studios,

PETER BOUWMAN Open Studio,

VIZIER + SUMMITS + BELLA FIGURA

STEVE TYSSEN Charles Weston Hotel,

Footscray. 2pm. $12.

Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 7pm. $10.

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ANA MOURA Melbourne Recital Centre,

Southbank. 8pm. $69.

Northcote. 12pm.

RHYLEY MCGRATH Wesley Anne,

Brunswick. 4pm.

SUNDAY SIP & SING KARAOKE - FEAT: MRS SMITH + SPARXS Edinburgh Castle,

Brunswick. 4pm.

THE BARNYARD STOMP Spotted

Mallard, Brunswick. 4pm.

THE COLLINGWOOD CASANOVAS Bar

Open, Fitzroy. 6pm.

BALKAN BRASS - FEAT: OPA! BATO + OPA SEKO Farouk's Olive, Thornbury.

Fitzroy. 7pm.

7:30pm. $10.

BILL EVANS Bird's Basement, Melbourne.

8:15pm. $45.

THE PHEASANTRY Standard Hotel, THE SKELETON CLUB Wesley Anne,

Northcote. 8pm. $10.

TRACEY BARNETT Gods Kitchen,

Mornington. 5pm.

BOWLINES + ADAM SIMMONS + KAREN BERGER + MORE Church Of All

WILLIE WATSON Spotted Mallard,

HIGH TEA LIVE - FEAT: BABY ET LULU

MONDAY 8 OCT

Nations, Carlton. 5pm. $20.

Arts Centre, Melbourne. 12pm + 4pm. $89. JANELLE STOWE TRIO + THE APPROPRIATE OPIATES Open Studio,

Northcote. 2pm. $5.

MAURICE "MOBETTA" BROWN The

Brunswick. 7:45pm. $49.34.

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS

Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm. $45.

MONDAY BONE MACHINE - FEAT: T-REK + VARIOUS ARTISTS Boney,

Andrews. 3pm.

MONDAY NIGHT MASS - FEAT: SARAH MARY CHADWICK + FAIR MAIDEN + CYANIDE + TRACKSUIT Northcote Social

SPECTRUM + MIKE RUDD'S INDELIBLES St Andrews Hotel, St THE BORNSTEIN ULTIMATUM Pause

Bar, Balaclava. 4:30pm.

THE COPE STREET PARADE Fitzroy

Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 4pm.

THE LOW DOWN BIG BAND Paris Cat

Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7pm. $25.

THE SLIPDIXIES Open Studio, Northcote.

5:30pm.

TWO QUIRKS + CHICKEN WISHBONE + FRITZWICKY + MONARCHUS

Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 1:30pm. $10. YESPALI DASHAIN MA + NEETESH J KUNWAR + ANIL SINGH + VTEN 170

Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $38.86. YOLANDA INGLEY & BAND Fireflies Wine Bar, Fitzroy North. 4pm.

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS - FEAT: MICHELLE GARDINER + PAIGE SPIERS + PAIGE SMITH Customs House Hotel,

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ASSANHADO QUARTETO + HERMETO MAGNÉTICO Some Velvet

Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:30pm. $10.

BICA JAMES DUO + FARO NEGRO + TRIO TIERRA SECA Open Studio,

Northcote. 8pm. $10.

JAZZ IMPROV NIGHT - FEAT: SCOTT MCCONNACHIE + SIMON BARKER + BAE IL DONG + SCOTT TINKLER + REN WALTERS Brunswick Green,

Brunswick. 8:30pm.

NOW. HERE. THIS Toff In Town,

Melbourne Cbd. 8pm. $10.

UNCOMFORTABLE SCIENCE - FEAT: LACHLAN MITCHELL + MORE Boney,

Melbourne Cbd. 9pm.

WILSON / MAGNUSSON / COLLINGS The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8pm.

$20.

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS

Northcote. 6pm.

ASSANHADO QUARTETO Open Studio,

Northcote. 8:30pm.

NICK O'MARA + BROOKE RUSSELL

GIRL FRIDAY + MANDY CONNELL + FLOYD THURSBY Swamplands Bar,

Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 6pm. $10.

THE FLORETS + WITCH OLD WITCH

ANNA SCIONTI + KEY GRIP Open Studio, Northcote. 7pm. BIRDSONG Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6pm. $39.

Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8pm. VAN DIEMEN'S BAND Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7:30pm. $69. WILLIE WATSON Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East. 7pm. $52.

MICK HAZELMAN + CANARY Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 1:30pm. $13. MIKE ELRINGTON Dainton Family Brewery, Carrum Downs. 2pm. MISS DEE Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 2pm. NATHAN CAVALERI Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8pm. $21.40.

Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 6pm. $10.

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK

Williamstown. 2pm.

BOADZ Dan O'connell Hotel, Carlton.

Melbourne Cbd. 8pm.

Club, Northcote. 8pm.

NIEUW MONDAYS - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7pm. $3. SECRET ACT Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm.

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ANDREA KELLER CURATES MASTERS & APPRENTICES The Jazzlab, Brunswick.

8pm. $15.

BROADWAY UNPLUGGED - FEAT: HOLLIE JAMES + SAGE DOUGLAS + BIANCA + BAYKARA + ANDREW KROENERT + MORE Toff In Town,

Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $25. JANELLE STOWE TRIO 303, Northcote. 7:30pm. $5.

JAZZ PARTY - FEAT: DJ CHINA BONE

Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8pm.

ANDREW STOCKDALE Northcote

Social Club, Northcote. 7:30pm. $25.

DOM & THE OUTTA TOWNERS + THE CRIMSON JETS + YZZY & JACKSON

Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8pm. $5. GRANDSTANDS Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 7pm.

LISTENER + TREEHOUSES + PSYCHOBABEL Old Bar, Fitzroy.

7:30pm. $20.

SICK LEAVE - POETRY ARVO FEAT: FREYA DALY SADGROVE + TUCKSHOP + JARROW + MORE

Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 7:30pm. $5. SKELTER + AZTX Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. ZEROZERO + BRONZE + ADAM DWYER Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.

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ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK EVERGREEN ENSEMBLE Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6pm. $39.

HERALD SUN ARIA WITH MELBOURNE OPERA – 94TH ANNIVERSARY FINAL - FEAT: MELBOURNE OPERA ORCHESTRA + GREG HOCKING + VARIOUS ARTISTS

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7:30pm. $47. IRISH SESSION Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 8pm.

JOSHUA HEDLEY & THE HEDLINERS + COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8pm. $51.59. MAKE IT UP CLUB - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS + MORE Bar Open, Fitzroy.

8:30pm.

MR BLACK & BLUES Drunken Poet,

West Melbourne. 8pm.

PIANO KARAOKE WITH LISA JAYNE

Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 7:30pm. REVOLVER RETURNS - OPEN MIC NIGHT Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7pm. THE WAIFS Frankston Arts Centre,

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