Melbourne Music Week (MMW), is about to take the city by storm, so listen carefully when I say this is not to be missed. This week will include a flurry of films, concerts, workshops, industry events, and a selection of things to do for the kids. The excitement kicks off this Friday night the 16th with a highly anticipated where?house party at a ‘secret’ location…
…or is it?
Couturing can indeed confirm that MMW will host their opening party at Melbourne’s antiquated 88 year-old gem, the Argus Building (shh). It’s being transformed, redecorated into a live music venue for the entirety of the week, being sure to wow all those in its presence.
Melbourne Music Week, isn’t only about music, ‘Cinemix’ is something fresh, new and exclusive to MMW, it joins the ultimate forces of music and cinema, made possible by the composers of some of the most loved soundtracks of all time. Only two screenings will be shown on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd. The Argus building will be home to many film screenings throughout the festival, not only that but artist Q&A’s, live gigs and workshops all from 11am daily for the entirety of MMW.
Be sure to experience the ‘Live Music Safari’, the name reels you in doesn’t it? Forty of Melbourne’s most anticipated artists will be performing live across venues, everything from cafes, Melbourne town hall, the Revolt art space and the Toff in Town, all for FREE! commencing at 1000 £ Bend from 5pm with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, having seen them before, let me just say, they have an absolute insane stage presence, jumping all over the place, climbing the stage, these guys bring it wholeheartedly. I Oh You DJ’s featuring Millions and Mining Boom! Are playing at 7pm at the Toff in Town, again, I Oh You’s record label really deliver, so bring your A game that night because you’re in for a big one.
Throughout the week, music industry pros will be unleashing their knowledge to punters, everything from how to make it in the music business to touring tips and making ‘your sound’ unique. If you’re a budding musician who wants to soak up professional knowledge like a sponge, then this is for you.
The list of artists playing include Melbourne electronica mavens Naysayer & Gilsun, NO ZU, Eagle and the Worm, international nineteen-eighties-esque Teengirl Fantasy and hundreds more, some of which you may have heard featured on Triple J/Triple J unearthered.
Ticket prices vary from each event, some so cheap they’re FREE!
Melbourne Music Week runs from the 16th-24th November, for more information and ticket prices; head to http://thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Music/mmw/mmw2012/Pages/Home.aspx