What’s on at Melbourne Music Week tonight: Wednesday December 8

What’s on at Melbourne Music Week tonight: Wednesday December 8

Melbourne Music Week

It's hump day! How to celebrate? How about a wicked hangover on Thursday morning? Melbourne Music Week's packing the party vibes tonight, read on...

MMW Club: Anti Fade Records

Location: Max Watt’s
Date: Wednesday, December 8
Time: 7:30 – 11pm
Price: $20
Genre: Rock / Punk / Jazz / Soul

Anti Fade Records and Max Watt’s are teaming up yet again – fourth time at MMW – for tonight’s performance at the Melbourne Music Week club. Bananagun, Terry, Smarts and Spiritual Mafia are all on the bill, providing a fantastic array of hearty, down to earth indie rock and post-punk, jazz, soul and neo-psychedelia with an energetic, uplifting vibe. It should just about cleanse the place of the hard techno that graced its floors the previous night for Carl Cox.

Comin’ Down The Calder

Location: The Curtin
Date: Wednesday, December 8
Time: 7:30pm – 12am
Price: $15-20
Genre: Hip Hop / Electronic / Soul

Happening at The Curtin on Wednesday December 8, Comin Down The Calder… features talented Aussie rapper Dallas Woods, electronic duo Galaxy Hop, and the music of the talented Nadia Phillips. They are three big names from our state, who are representing the best of regional Victoria.

Comin’ Down The Calder is the union of a diverse group of artists based in and around Castlemaine. Melbourne Music Week will see the eclectic lineup travel down the Calder for the first time in way too long.


Location: The Toff in Town
Date: Wednesday, December 8
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: $10-20
Genre: Electronic / Disco

Featuring DD.Rytm, DJ tiny puppy, mxmix, Subtexture Studio and The Intergalactic Butterscotch Hype Project, this event’s all about showcasing the work of Melbourne’s non-binary artists, with a focus on electronic music without any gendered preconceptions. Aboriginal peoples are invited to receive free tickets to this event, in recognition of sovereignty.

Anonymous Club (Special Previews)

Location: ACMI
Date: Wednesday, December 8
Time: 6pm – 9:45pm
Price: $14-$18
Genre: Film / Rock

For the third night in a row, MIFF becomes MMW with the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Music On Film program providing a fantastic visual accoutrement to the week’s live music programming. Tonight’s is a particularly fascinating documentary, Anonymous Club, covering the ups and downs of Courtney Barnett’s rise to superstardom.

Narrated by Barnett herself based on audio diary excerpts and shot on 16mm film, this is no standard music doco. This promises to be something truly special, and is well worth attending, with an introduction by director Danny Cohen himself, in person, before the screening.

Head to the MMW website for more info.