Issue 1687

Words by Tom Parker

Editor’s note

Mid-November is a glorious time of year. As punters dig deep into their pockets planning their summer festival schedule, a jolly white-bearded gentleman starts to creep into the consciousness… Yeah shit, Chrissy is only a handful of weeks away – how fast the year has gone.

Mid-November also spells the beginning of Melbourne Music Week, the most sprawling and joyous ten-day celebration this creative industry can offer. From Thursday November 14 to Sunday November 23, the city will come to life with installations, projections, rock’n’roll gigs and music showcases. The entirely free Live Music Safari kicks off proceedings taking over music residences all across the city.

With events across the city, who do you see? Never to worry as we’ve uncovered all the acts you certainly can’t miss – it’s time to get those dancing shoes on and those runners because there’s no doubt you’ll be covering a lot of ground.

We chat with Councillor Rohan Leppert about the event’s ten-year history and what’s in store for 2019. Think Kittin and CC:DISCO performing in this year’s hub and intergalactic bubble, Kubik, or cult German duo DAF alongside Total Control and Dark Water in Melbourne Town Hall. Then there’s Robert Henke, Andy Stott, Radio Slave, Steve Gunn and Sarah Mary Chadwick on the TC Lewis Organ. And that’s just the beginning.

Beat #1687, you’re a ripper.