Melbourne Music Week

Live Review: Sampa The Great reigns supreme at St. Paul’s Cathedral for Melbourne Music Week

November 27, 2017

Saint Paul’s Cathedral has been playing host to some of Melbourne’s most talented artists over the last week. The 126 year old neo-gothic church, located in Melbourne’s CBD, proved to be a striking backdrop for the centre of Melbourne Music Week and promised a music experience like no other. On Friday, the cathedral saw Sampa […]

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Our top picks for the home stretch of Melbourne Music Week 2017

November 21, 2017

Until the 25th of November, Melbourne is throwing open its music venues and public spaces as part of a nine day celebration of the city’s internationally renowned music scene. The centre of Melbourne Music Week is Saint Paul’s Cathedral, which will host a fair chunk of the action inside the church as well as in […]

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Interview: Julianna Barwick wills magic for Melbourne Music Week

November 15, 2017

American electronic-musician Julianna Barwick has been taken far-and-wide thanks to her music. At the time of the interview, a tired and jet-lagged Barwick is in Berlin, awaiting a flight to Barcelona. “I can’t wait to see what my brain feels like when I’m in Australia,” she laughs. Live and on record, Barwick’s experimental choral-music billows […]

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Dune Rats, Remi, Bec Sandridge and more announced as special guests for ‘Live At The Steps’ in Melbourne

November 14, 2017

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, this year’s ‘Live At The Steps’ has not only moved to a larger venue at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens, but the free live music event has been bolstered by some of the country’s most popular touring artists. Joining Baker Boy, Skegss, Tired Lion and Mallrat at ‘Live At The Steps’ will be special […]

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Jack Daniel’s pop-up Barrel House returns to Melbourne this month

November 5, 2017

Barbecue, whiskey and live music are on the cards when Jack Daniel’s bring their epic pop-up Barrel House back to Melbourne’s Crown Riverwalk this month to coincide with Melbourne Music Week. From Friday 17th November, the Barrel House will be hosting a wide array of over 40 Australian artists spanning various genres, putting their sounds […]

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Amy Winehouse exhibition set to make music lovers fall in love with the songstress all over again

August 22, 2017

Six years ago, the world lost a musical soul that will forever leave an imprint on your heart. Amy Winehouse was a young singer-songwriter at the peak of her career when it all came tumbling down. Tragically, we lost her but her music truly does live on. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait is a personal […]

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Ariel Pink’s Australian return set to include Melbourne Music Week date at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

August 11, 2017

Ariel Pink is set to return to Australia in November for a long awaited run of shows, including one as part of Melbourne Music Week’s 2017 program – one we are super excited for. The lo-fi legend brings his Californian dreaming sounds through to the Melbourne Recital Centre for a special date at the Elisabeth […]

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Face The Music 2016: Day One Highlights

November 18, 2016

Melbourne Music Week 2016 is culminating with Face The Music, a contemporary music summit that, well, lives up to its name. This year sees some of the best and brightest in the industry coming together for two days of discussions, deliberations, demonstrations (and debaucheries). With over fifty different talks, panels, workshops and networking sessions, the […]

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Live Review: Her Sound, Her Story – State Library of Victoria (11.11.16)

November 14, 2016

Nearly two years of work by two Melbourne artists, photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, has culminated in the powerful, multifaceted Her Sound, Her Story. It’s a project created as a response to the conversation observed surrounding women in the Australian music industry, documenting more than 40 female artists who have, or […]

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Singaporean artist Linying on her debut EP and upcoming Australian tour dates

October 21, 2016

Fresh off a tour with Felix Jaehn, Linying is up for a busy month this November with a slew of gigs in London, Melbourne and Singapore. For those who aren’t aware of the Singapore gem, its time to get acquainted with this singer-songwriter who bounces from folk to deep house. Linying gained fame by having her […]

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Paul Dempsey & Alex Lahey to jump on for The Tram Jam this Melbourne Music Week

October 21, 2016

Two beloved names of the current Melbourne music scene have come onboard for the Tram Sessions‘ lineup as part of Melbourne Music Week this November. Both Paul Dempsey and Alex Lahey will be part of ‘Tram Jam 2016’ – an event that has seen the non-for-profit music series partner with Qantas this year. With both Dempsey and Lahey having toured […]

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Her Sound, Her Story: Michelle Grace Hunder & Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore throwing spotlight on female strength in the music industry

October 19, 2016

This year’s Melbourne Music Week will see many different productions and performances take the spotlight throughout some of the city’s best established and reworked spaces but one of the most special and most talked about, has to be the debut of Her Sound, Her Story. From the creative minds of Melbourne photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi […]

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Melbourne Music Week unveils full program for 2016, featuring Sebastien Tellier, Shihad, Seekae & more

October 4, 2016

Finally, the 2016 Melbourne Music Week program is here in full for music lovers to sink their teeth into properly, after weeks of drip-fed news tidbits to keep the fires burning. As we knew already, the weeklong music celebration is levelling up for its seventh year; the State Library Victoria has been named as the MMW […]

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Briggs, Zola Jesus, Tkay Maidza & more to speak at Face The Music in Melbourne

September 20, 2016

The 2016 Face The Music conference has announced its second speaker announcement following on from a strong initial reveal including the likes of Robert Forster, Ricki Astin, Zan Rowe and Anthony Fantano. Taking place at the State Library Victoria during Melbourne Music Week this November, Face The Music co-programmers Ash Sambrooks and Zac Abroms have today announced the following artists and industry figures will also be joining the event […]

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The State of Affairs: BIGSOUND secures funding for the next four years, Melbourne Music Week announces 2016 Hub & more

September 16, 2016

This week in the music industry: Melbourne Music Week announced the main venue for 2016, BIGSOUND secured a four year funding deal with the Queensland Government, and the first round of showcasing artists were unveiled for the 2017 instalment of SXSW. BIGSOUND secures new funding After a successful run for the 15th year in a row, BIGSOUND have secured […]

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State Library Victoria unveiled as 2016 Melbourne Music Week Hub; headliners announced!

September 13, 2016

Melbourne Music Week has begun teasing us with some gems ahead of the event’s full program announcement in October with news of key headliners and the new festival hub today. Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle, has announced that one of the city’s iconic sites, the historic State Library Victoria, will be the Hub for MMW this year, the […]

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Cass McCombs returning to Australia for east coast December tour!

August 22, 2016

ICMYI recently, Cass McCombs will be back in Australia for a run of hot headline and festival shows in December! Already announced to be performing at this year’s Meredith Music Festival, McCombs will also be hitting venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on either side of the festival show. An acclaimed songwriter, McCombs has been drawing […]

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World’s End Press headlining ‘Lost Children Found’ event in Melbourne this weekend!

November 11, 2015

Melbourne Music Week begins this week, meaning that the opening weekend is going to be spoiling music lovers for choice when it comes to the live music events strewn throughout the city. One special event occurring this weekend is Lost Children Found, run by The Lost Children’s Project on Saturday (November 14th). The fundraiser will […]

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Melbourne Music Week reveals full 2015 program

October 9, 2015

Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Music Week has released its full 2015 program. From the 13th of November until the 20th, over 100 events will light up the city, including live music performances, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, film screenings and more. This year’s flagship venue is the basement of the former Royal Women’s Hospital, […]

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