The Push brings us the best All Ages shows this weekend

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The Push brings us the best All Ages shows this weekend


Kiwi-born, Melbourne based musician Sarah Mary Chadwick is dropping her fourth solo record Sugar Still Melts in The Rain this Friday May 11, and to celebrate she’ll be doing a special performance at Polyester Records on release day. Not only is Chadwick a multi-instrumentalist, she’s also a visual artist, plastering her Tumblr page with a number of stunning and colourful illustrations, including the cover art for her previous LPs and her latest one too. Looking back at her past few records, we can already tell that this new album is going to be one filled with enigmatic guitar-driven soundscapes and gorgeous raw vocals that make you feel like you’re lying on a bed of flowers. If you’re into that, head down to the launch to catch Chadwick perform some of her new tunes.

This Saturday May 12, Valve Sounds are proud to present an intimate night of visual art and tunes provided by jazzy hip hop legends Nasty Mars & The Martians. These boys will be playing an acoustic set filled with tracks from their upcoming EP and a bunch of new material they’ve never played live before. This’ll be taking place in a unique art gallery setting at Blender Projekt Space and will feature the sickest visual art installations from one of Melbourne’s best digital creative talents, Isaiah Morris. This show is super limited in capacity and if you get down early, you might be able to grab some limited edition Nasty Mars merch too.

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and what better way to treat your mum than to spend a lovely evening with Missy Higgins. You’re not a true Aussie if you don’t remember hearing Higgins’ classic singles ‘Scar’ or ‘The Special Two’ playing in the car as you drove home from school in 2004. She’s released a couple more chart toppers over the years and has recently dropped her latest record Solastalgia this past April. Higgins will be playing two huge shows in celebration of the new album at the Palais Theatre this Sunday May 13 and Monday May 14. Joining her will be indie-folk artist Gordi who’ll be warming up the crowd with her delicate and textured modern folk-electronica sounds. As one of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters, you don’t want to miss out on either of her shows.

Are you interested in being the next best festival organiser or record label manager? Well our mates over at RMIT are holding an awesome seminar for those interested in working in the music industry. A group of guest speakers including Shelley Liu (Vita Artists/Valve Sounds), Jamie Bennett & Laura Christoforidis (Freedom Time/Crown Ruler) and Jerry Poon (The Operatives) will be giving their advice and knowledge about hosting events and tours in the music industry on Monday May 14 at RMIT University. This seminar is completely free and open to the public so head on over to Building 12 at 12:30pm and who knows, after having a suss of this, you could be running the next best music festival in all of Melbourne.

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday, May 11

Sarah Mary Chadwick @ Polyester Records, 387 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 5pm, Free!, AA


Saturday, May 12

Unplugged w/ Nasty Mars & The Martians, Isaiah Morris @ Blender Projekt Space, 20 Wharf St, Docklands, 8pm, $12.80,, AA

Sunday, May 13

Missy Higgins ‘Solastagia Tour’ w/ Gordi @ Palais Theatre, 7pm, $79.90-$109.90,, AA


Monday, May 14

X Marks the Spot: Seeking Fame and Fortune in the Music Industry Seminar w/ Shelley Liu, Jamie Bennett & Laura Christoforidis & Jerry Poon @ RMIT University Building 12, Level 5, Room 2, 12:30pm, Free!, AA

Missy Higgins ‘Solastagia Tour’ w/ Gordi @ Palais Theatre, 7pm, $79.90-$109.90,, AA