Weekly updates:


Weekly updates

Melbourne Music Week’s week-and-a-bit celebration of Australia’s flourishing music scene is just around the corner. 2017’s lineup offers up some of the country’s brightest young artists as well as some of the most compelling international characters. This year’s hub is based out of the lush St. Paul’s Cathedral, with the neighbouring carpark taking form as ‘The Carpark’, hosting sets and gigs all day and night. With 250 artists occupying 40 venues spanning the city, here’s our primer on what you need to check out.

01. Sampa The Great + Fortunes. + The Harpoons + Spike F**k + Marcus Whale + Anuraag (DJ Set) + Wahe (DJ Set)

Acclaim and Paradise will be taking over The Cathedral to present Sampa the Great alongside Fortunes., The Harpoons, Spike F**k, and Marcus Whale, with DJ sets from Anuraag and Wahe. Sampa the Great, straight off the back of a European tour, will be returning to Melbourne to headline the show for a night of expression.

When: Friday November 24
Where: MMW Hub at St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets: here

02. Baro + Big Words + ESESE + Nasty Mars & The Martians + ESESE + Villette + Jade Zoe (DJ Set)

Complex AU and Valve Sounds link up to showcase Melbourne’s own Baro, Nasty Mars & The Martians, ESESE, Villette, and Jade Zoe at The Carpark. The party celebrates the city’s up-and-coming hip-hop, soul and R&B scene. Second and final release tickets are fleeing fast, don’t sleep.

When: November 22
Where: The Carpark, St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets: here

03. Briggs + Fatima & Alexander Nut (UK) + Weird Together (NZ) + AFTA-1 (US) + 30/70 +Kaiit + The CoreTet + Afrik Futurism + Positively Positive Party

Shutting down Tattersall’s Lane, Section 8 and Ferdydurke present Zoo 2017, a hard-to-refuse street party. Spearheading a night of conversational music and art will be the ever-revolutionary Briggs. Fatima & Alexander Nut (UK), Weird Together (NZ), AFTA-1 (US), 30/70, Kaiit, The CoreTet, Afrik Futurism and Positively Positive Party join Briggs for an unmissable nine hour MMW closing party.

When: Saturday November 25
Where: Section 8 & Ferdydurke
Tickets: here

04. Miss Blanks + LAY the Mystic + Sovereign Trax (DJ set) + MzRizk (DJ Set)

MMW is celebrating 40 years of punk and its evolution with their Live Music Safari. Ferdydurke will be home to the enigmatic Miss Blanks on November 23. Her punk-spirited, electro hip-hop coincides with the Safari’s theme seamlessly, and she will be joined by LAY the Mystic, Sovereign Trax and MzRizk.

When: Thursday November 23
Where: Ferdydurke
Tickets: free event

05. Japanese Wallpaper + Alice Ivy + Special Guest DJs

Seemingly popping up on every Australian festival lineup ever, Japanese Wallpaper, alongside Alice Ivy, stops by Jack Daniel’s Barrel House for a dreamy, whisky soaked party. It’s free, so there’s no excuse to miss these electronic darlings doing their thing.

When: November 17
Where: Jack Daniel’s Barrel House
Tickets: free event

06. Visionary Sounds: Women Make Music Videos

Rooftop Cinema, The Melbourne Women in Film Festival, and MMW presents Women Make Music Videos, a screening of some of the best music videos produced by women. The sonically and visually immersive evening will showcase some of the country’s best female filmmakers, and highlighting the male-dominated realm of film. Accompanying the screening will be a discussion on music video production. Support your girls.

When: Thursday November 23
Where: Rooftop Cinema
Tickets: free event

07. Masego (US) + Haiku Hands + Silentjay (Full Live Band) + The Bad Opera All Stars + Shümba

The trap-house-jazz amalgamation that is Masego will make his Australian debut for The Operatives’ 13th birthday. The beat collective is throwing yet another banger of a party featuring Haiku Hands, Silentjay (Full Live Band), The Bad Opera All Stars, and Shümba. Final release tickets are selling fast so get on it.

When: Friday November 24
Where: The Carpark, St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets: here

08. Miles Brown & Karina Utomo + Jaala vs Man + a/n + Misha Grace + Leh YSL

Australian sound artist Miles Brown will occupy New Guernica for a night of sound and sight. Karina Utomo will be lending vocals to Brown’s synth set. Jaala vs Man & a/n will provide moody, electronic dance, and Misha Grace + Leh YSL will provide performance art, with Leh YSL performing shibari (Japanese rope tying). A (free) total sensory experience.

When: Thursday November 23
Where: New Guernica
Tickets: free event