‘The system is broken, so we are trying something different’: Cash Savage is hosting a fully DIY gig at Estonian House

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‘The system is broken, so we are trying something different’: Cash Savage is hosting a fully DIY gig at Estonian House

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Photo: Anne Marzeliere
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Cash Savage, the uncompromising force behind Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, is flipping the script on the traditional gig structure with a bold new initiative.

Amid frustration with corporate intrusion into the arts, Savage and her band are taking matters into their own hands with a two-day takeover of Brunswick’s Estonian House. This venture promises more than just music—it’s a stand against industry norms.

Dubbed a “celebration” rather than just another concert, the event will see Savage and her team manage everything themselves, aiming to reclaim revenue that often slips away from artists. “The system is broken, so we are trying something different,” Savage declares, emphasizing a commitment to transparency and community values.

Cash Savage Estonian House Takeover

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  • Uncle Kutcha Edwards
  • Our Carlson
  • Georgia Knight
  • Kate Alexander
  • Real Sunnies
  • Joshua Seymour
  • Howl At The Moon
  • Thomy Sloane & Lucy Waldron
  • Rolling Blackouts

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The lineup is a testament to Melbourne’s musical prowess, featuring not only Cash Savage and the Last Drinks but also a carefully curated selection of local acts. “Every band on the lineup includes a member of the Last Drinks,” Savage notes proudly. This familial approach ensures a cohesive and passionate musical experience.

In a nod to sustainability and ethical consumerism, the event will operate on a DIY ethos. Band members will serve drinks and clean up afterwards, embodying a spirit of grassroots effort reminiscent of her uncle’s dedication to water conservation. Proceeds will bypass corporate giants, going directly to musicians and selected charities. Cash payments are encouraged to bypass bank fees, further supporting the event’s ethos of independence.

Estonian House Brunswick, known for its community spirit and intimate atmosphere, provides the perfect backdrop for this rebellion against profit-driven norms. Honest drink prices and discounts for cash transactions underscore the event’s commitment to fairness and accessibility.

Tickets are available for individual days or as a discounted two-day pass, with special arrangements for families to attend. Discounted tickets can be purchased locally, fostering community engagement and support for independent record stores.

In an era where artistic integrity often collides with commercial interests, Cash Savage’s initiative is a refreshing reminder of music’s power to inspire change. By prioritizing artists and community over profit, this event promises not just entertainment, but a rallying cry for a more equitable future in music.

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