Unmissable events to catch at Melbourne Music Week 2017

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Unmissable events to catch at Melbourne Music Week 2017


This year’s Melbourne Music Week arrives with a program that’s just as diverse as the city it aims to reflect. 

Uncomfortable Science: Playing Amy Winehouse

Improv kings Uncomfortable Science are tackling some of Amy’s Winehouse’s greatest tracks through their own jazz-infused style. To keep the audience guessing, they won’t be revealing which songs they’ve covered until the end of the night. If you call yourself a true Winehouse fan you should probably get down and show everyone your great skills before the big reveal. If that’s not quite enough Amy Winehouse for you, there is also an Amy Winehouse exhibition showcasing at the National Jewish Museum throughout Melbourne Music Week.

Wednesday November 22, The Toff in Town  

Live Music Safari

This is our kind of safari; a pub crawl with music at every turn. For one night only some of Melbourne’s greatest venues are dropping the cover charge for a huge evening of free music. Sail from the John Curtin Hotel to The Toff in Town, to Last Chance Rock n’ Roll Bar (among a bunch more great venues) to see some great artists including, Low Tide, GLOVV, Qwerty and Terrible Truths, and of course you can always discover someone new. Be sure to check out the full list of artists and venues.

Friday November 23

Ariel Pink

Prodigious LA songwriter Ariel Pink is bringing his latest record Dedicated To Bobby Jameson to the Melbourne Recital Centre for special Melbourne Music Week show. The genre-bending album mixes pop, psych, grunge with hints of the ’80s nostalgia Ariel Pink is known for. 

Tuesday November 21, Melbourne Recital Centre 

The Age Music Awards Afterparty 

The Age Music Awards is celebrating its 12th Birthday with an epic lineup of Victorian music talent. Co-presented by Triple R and PBS, the night is headlined by Harvey Sutherland, Gold Class and Cable ties. Archie Roach, Gretta Ray and a bunch more first-rate talent will be joining the EG Allstars for once-off performances.

Wednesday November 22, 170 Russell 

Face the Music

The annual meeting of the minds that is Face the Music is back. This event allows artists, industry professionals, and other like-minded individuals to meet up and join forces – all for the power of music and the betterment of knowledge. Think of it as a sprawling music industry masterclass. If you’re a budding Melbourne music scene warrior, this is a great chance to get a glimpse into the industry and hear some killer bands in the process.   

St Paul’s Cathedral, Thursday November 23

ZOO 17

The musical revolution is taking over one of Melbourne’s most recognisable laneways for an all-day epic of music, performance and visual art. Briggs is headlining the party, along with Nutt & Fatima, Weird Together, and AFTA-1, among a whole lot more.  

Section 8 & Ferdydurke, 27-29 Tattersalls lane, Saturday November 25