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30 Jun Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (30/6/17)


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Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 30th June

Slowcoaching Single Launch

$10 on the door

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Slowcoaching have been hard at work this year, playing a ton of shows (including a v fun set at Shady Cottage) and working on their upcoming debut LP. They’re celebrating the launch of ‘Pillars of Salt’, the first single off said LP, this Friday night at The Worker’s Club.

Playing support are Backyard and POPPONGENE, with tunes from Callum Humphrys in between sets.


Friday, 30th June

Ciggie Witch, Maureen & Skivvy

$8 on the door

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Ciggie Witch are playing at The Tote on Friday night, with support from Maureen and the up-and-coming charmers Skivvy.

Doors are at 8pm and entry is only $8, so grab your m8s (or a d8) and head down to see some gr8 live music.


Saturday, 1st July

‘Lucid’ Live Showcase #2

Tickets on the door

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Lucid on Swanston St are hosting their second live showcase on Saturday, starting at 10pm and going well into the night.

The dynamic Albrecht La’Brooy and Rings Around Saturn are leading the lineup, with Pjenné and Ricci and hosts 6am at the Garage rounding out what will be a fantastic night of music.


Sunday, 2nd July

Birthday Rhymes with Tequila

Free entry

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For anyone without an early Monday morning start looming over their heads (and arguably moreso for those of us who do), head to Section 8 on Sunday for tequila and free tacos.

There will be live sets from LØGØ and Amin Payne & Stacey Gardiner, and tunes from MzRizk (with special guests thando, Soreti, Au Dré, Niasha and Kaiit) and many more.


Sunday, 2nd July

Dark Beaút – Kiti’s Birthday Ball

Free entry

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Later on Sunday is Dark Beaút at The Toff — a celebration of style, art and performance as well as a celebration of DJ Kiti‘s birthday.

There will be tunes from Kiti, Gavin Campbell, Salvador Darling and Nite Fleit and art from Jason Ebeyer, Rose Ng and more. Have a look at their instagram and prepare to delve into the deep dark night

 

 

 


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16 Jun Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (16/6/17)


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Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 16th June

Ferla Double EP Launch

Tickets $12.25

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Ferla‘s live shows are entertaining and full of life, and we’ve been looking forward to this one since they released their double EP Guilt Pop/Stay Posi a couple of weeks ago.

The Ocean Party, Girlatones and Loose Tooth DJs are joining them tonight at The Tote from 8pm.


Friday, 16th June

Fortunes. ‘Undress’ EP Tour

Tickets $18.40

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After selling out their first show on the 20th of May at The Gasometer for their Undress EP tour, fortunes. favoured the eager and announced a second.

It’s at The Gaso again, with Nasty Mars and Minorfauna playing support. If word from the last one is anything to go by, it’s going to be a biggy.


Saturday, 17th June

Spank! feat Juliana Huxtable

Tickets $22.91

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Spank! is back, this time with Juliana Huxtable leading an incredible line-up on Saturday night at The Night Cat.

Joining her will be Brooke Powers, Habits, Simona (playing a DJ set), Kandere, and Anuraag. Wear your dancing shoes.


Sunday, 18th June

Complexity – ‘Homie’ Fundraiser

$10/$15

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The Gasometer is hosting Complexity on Sunday, an event in support of the fight against homelessness. It’s $10 on the door before 5pm and $15 after, with profits going to Homie.

The line-up features Colette, Millú + Pjenné, Mystery Machine and more, kicking off at 3pm.


Sunday, 18th June

Camp Cope Farewell Show

SOLD OUT

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Before Camp Cope head overseas they’re playing a special farewell gig at The Tote on Sunday — their last Melbourne show until September.

They’ve got some ripper mates along to say goodbye in Suss Cunts, Mortgage, and Lubulwa. As it stands the gig has sold out, but keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook event page and you might get lucky.

 

 

 


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09 Jun Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (9/6/17)


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Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 9th June

DIET. ‘Clothes Off’ Single Launch

$15 on the door

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To celebrate the release of their new single ‘Clothes Off‘ local legends DIET. are playing tonight with support from Smoke Rings and Tram Cops.

This is your last chance to see DIET. before they embark on a string of interstate dates, so hustle down to The Evelyn and do your darnedest to resist their directive to take all of your clothes off. It’s very cold.


Friday, 9th June

APES ‘Stranger Than Strangers’ Launch

Tickets $12

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A quick stroll down the road from the Ev at Yah Yah’s you can catch APES launching their debut album, Stranger Than Strangers, tonight.

Neon Tetra, Swamp, Coloured Clocks, and Yachay are playing support, and there will be vinyl copies of the LP available to buy.


Saturday, 10th June

Heat Wave ‘Dead Beats’ Launch

$10 on the door

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Heat Wave are also launching their debut album, Dead Beats, this weekend. They’re marking the occasion with a party at The Old Bar in Fitzroy.

Joining them will be Bitch Diesel, Chelsea Bleach, V, and SPIT. Pleather Purrs is playing a DJ set as well, all for just ten (10) dollars.


Saturday, 10th June

Paradise Presents: GAIKA

Tickets $25

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While he’s in the country for Dark Mofo and Vivid Sydney, indefinable electronic artist GAIKA is playing at The Night Cat on Saturday (care of the Paradise crew).

Ripe favs friendships. and kandere are playing support, along with DJ sets from Tommy Codling and the Paradise DJs.


Sunday, 11th June

I Oh You: Queen’s Birthday Eve

Tickets $24

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Take full advantage of the long weekend with I Oh You‘s Queen’s Birthday eve party on Sunday night at The Gasometer.

Slum Sociable and Christopher Port are playing live sets, with DJ sets from Total Giovanni, Rainbow Connection and I OH YOU DJs to take you through to the public holiday. Rug up and get down.

 

 

 


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31 May Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (31/5/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 2nd June

Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird

Tickets $10.75

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Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird play invariably beautiful, wholly engaging live sets. Unsurprising, then, that their gig at The Gasometer this Friday is already dangerously close to selling out.

The Bird have been steadily working on their debut LP Electric Brown, so expect some new tunes + extremely good vibes enhanced by support from Swamp and Hollie Joyce.


Friday, 2nd June

Butter Sessions + NIMH present: Kenji Takimi

Tickets $25

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Japanese underground dance pioneer Kenji Takimi is blessing our shores once again, with a gig at The Sub Club in the city on Friday.

Hosts Sleep D and Noise In My Head are also playing on the night, along with another star of eclectic dance selection, Pjenné.


Saturday, 3rd June

Freedom Time Winter

Tickets $99

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DJ Harvey, CC:DISCO!, Habits, Sleep D, Andee Frost, and Brooke Powers aren’t even half of the names on the ridiculous lineup for the winter incarnation of Freedom Time on Saturday.

The Coburg Cycling Velodrome is rugging up for the occasion, with fire pits and three big top tents to protect you from whatever weather Melbourne decides to throw at us this weekend.


Saturday, 3rd June

Shrimpwitch ‘Eggs Eggs Eggs’ Launch

$10 on the door

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The fiercely energetic Shrimpwitch are launching their new 7″ EP ‘Eggs Eggs Eggs‘ (the first physical release for new label Hysterical Records) on Saturday night at the Grace Darling.

They’ve curated a fantastic group of acts to play with them on the night, with Rhysics, Plaster of Paris, and Pillow Pro rounding out the lineup.


Saturday, 3rd June

Loomer presents Jennifer Loveless

On the door

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Loomer is Boney‘s Saturday night dance party, and this week they have another faultless lineup headlined by the incredibly talented and hardworking Jennifer Loveless.

DJ Heure, Steven Be Calm, Post Percy, Henry Who and more will be playing music all night, so head down early to take advantage of the tunes and free entry before 10pm.

 

 

 


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25 May Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (25/5/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 26th of May

Cable Ties at Record Paradise

~Free Entry~

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Cable Ties and Shrimpwitch played their first gigs in the same backyard, and they’re coming together again to celebrate the release of their respective new albums.

They’re playing instore at Record Paradise in Brunswick from 6pm on Friday. All ages, free entry and cheap drinks but first come first serve so head down early.


Friday, 26th of May

The Ocean Party and Golden Syrup

On the door

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Later on and around the corner on Friday, two other fantastic acts are coming together to play at The Tote.

Golden Syrup and The Ocean Party — both absolutely blistering live — are on from 9.45pm for only $8 entry (on the door).


Friday, 26th May

Loose Tooth Sensation

Tickets $15

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Dust off your go-to all-white outfit* because Loose Tooth have put together the inaugural Sensation at The Curtin (*suggested but by no means compulsory).

Also playing on the night are Totally Mild and Pure Moods, all for $15.


Saturday, 27th May

Flamingo Jones Single Launch

On the door

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Flamingo Jones‘ new single ‘North (We’ll Be Warmer Up There)’ is the perfect auditory escape from looming Melbourne winter.

He’s celebrating its launch at Hugs&Kisses on Saturday night (with live band The Hi-Life Tribe). Playing support are Uncle Bobby and Blyolk, for $10 on the door.


Sunday, 28th May

Snow Cone Sundays at Howler

~Free entry~

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Arbes and Great Outdoors are playing on Sunday afternoon for this weeks’ edition of Snow Cone.

Snow Cone has been taking over the garden at Howler for free, fun live music to chill out to. If you can’t make it to this one, their upcoming line-ups are worth a peek– when winter officially takes Melbourne you may as well lean in to it.

 

 

 


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06 Apr Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (6/4/17)


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Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


6th and 7th April

Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda

Tickets here

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Harvey Sutherland and his band Bermuda are bringing their rhythm and vibe-heavy dance music to The Night Cat to celebrate the release of their new six track EP Expectations.

Mildlife, Millú, and Jimmy Caution are playing support on Thursday night, before a complete line-up change-up on Friday featuring Sui Zhen and her band, Kova, and Pjenné.


Friday, 7th April

Hysterical Records Launch

Tickets on the door

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Amanda Vitartas (of publicity label Future Popes), Grace Kindellan (of the band Wet Lips) and Jenny McKechnie (of Wet Lips and Cable Ties) have combined forces to form Hysterical Records — a new, inclusive Melbourne-based label.

To celebrate they’re throwing a big ol’ launch party at The Old Bar on Friday night, where you can see sets from Wet Lips and the freshly-signed Shrimpwitch, alongside Hexdebt and DJ sets from LAZERTITS and DJ Dee-Luscious.


Saturday, 8th April

Split Singles Club Launch

Tickets Here

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On Saturday night at The Curtin you can be a part of another launch party, this one for Split Singles Club — a 7″ vinyl subscription service from the brilliant minds at Milk! Records and Bedroom Suck.

Blank Realm, Jade Imagine, Dag, Lehmann B. Smith, Primo! and Hachiku are all playing on the night. Have a peek at our Trading Tunes with Dan from Blank Realm here to get into the groove/mood.


Saturday, 8th April

DIET. 2am Show at Yah Yah’s

Tickets on the door

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The surf-rock boys of DIET. are on at Yah Yah’s this weekend, playing the 2am set on Saturday night (yes, technically Sunday morning, don’t @ me).

This weekend is partially a celebration of the release of the video for ‘VB‘, and probably your last opportunity to see their firey live show for a bit before they buckle down to record their next EP — so stay up late and have a dance.


Saturday, 8th April

Daydreams’ Closing Party

Tickets on the door

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Though it has been rumoured near constantly throughout the past month or so, this weekend sees the true finale of Daydreams at The Gasometer for this season. The line-up is still secret but rest assured… it’ll be very good.

Entry is $10 on the door and all proceeds are going to Culture is Life. Doors are at 3pm, get down early or you’ll almost certainly miss out.

 

 

 


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10 Mar Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (10/3/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 10th March

Rolling Blackouts C.F. Instore

~Free Entry~

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are releasing their new EP French Press today (Friday), and they’re playing a free in-store tonight to celebrate.

It’s all happening at Polyester Records in Fitzroy from 6pm, where you can also pick up the 12″ or, if you’re lucky, one of the limited ‘Loser Edition’ coloured vinyls.


Saturday, 11th March

Gem Bones ‘Is This Ok?’ Launch

Tickets Here

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Gem Bones are also celebrating a release this weekend — their debut EP, Is this OK?, is out today.

They’re putting on a show at The Toff on Saturday night, with support from Heat Wave, Plaster of Paris and Pearl Bay.


Saturday, 11th March

Loomer presents: Toro Y Moi (DJ)

Tickets Here

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Toro Y Moi is in Australia to play Pitch Music and Arts Festival this weekend, and he’s sneaking in a DJ set while he’s here.

He’s playing at Boney on Saturday night, along with sets from the likes of Edd Fisher, Salvador Darling, Deltoid Curve and a whole bunch more.


Monday, 13th March

GOD$ ‘True?’ EP Launch

~Free Entry~

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GOD$ are taking advantage of the public holiday weekend by hosting their debut EP launch on Monday night.

They’re playing at The Worker’s Club on Brunswick Street from 8pm, with support from Tom Prettys and RAThammock


Monday, 13th March

Piknic Electronik #11

Tickets Here

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On Monday Joris Voorn, Michael Mayer, Robag Wruhme, Uone, and Mela Coia are playing the penultimate Piknic Electronik for the season.

For those of you heading to Babylon Festival or Pitch Music and Arts Festival this weekend you can present your wristband at the box office before 6pm and grab a ticket for only $15.

 

 

 


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03 Mar Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (3/3/17)


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Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 3rd March

CTBNF + Greeves

Tickets on the door

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Local lads Greeves and all-stars Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are playing along with Orcha on Friday night.

Head down to The Worker’s Club in Fitzroy from 8.30pm for what is sure to be a bloody good night accompanied by excellent tunes.


Friday, 3rd March

Club Coco

Tickets here

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On Friday night at Copacabana International on Smith St Coco Club is kicking off a new season of dance parties.

Dance the night away with the night’s curator CC:DISCO!, Rahaan, Rich Medina, Frank Booker and a few local supports from 10pm.


Friday, 3rd March

RVG Album Launch

Tickets on the door

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RVG are releasing their debut LP A Quality of Mercy, and putting on a night of live music to celebrate.

Joining them at The Tote (where they recorded part of the LP) on Friday night will be Ripe favs Scott & Charlene’s Wedding and Girl Crazy.


Saturday, 4th March

Coming In To Bloom

~Free entry~

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Section 8‘s summer mainstay Coming in to Bloom wraps up for the year this weekend, which just happens to coincide with their first birthday.

The lineup for this Saturday includes Harvey Sutherland (DJ set), Kate Miller, Sam Weston and more, playing tunes from 2pm.


Sunday, 5th March

Shady Cottage Housewarming

~Free entry~

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Shady Cottage 2017 is fast approaching, and the boys are throwing a housewarming this Sunday at The Nevermind to give you a sneak peek.

Picket Palace, FLOSS, Flamingo Jones & The Awesome Swells and a few more picks from the Shady family will be playing from 12 midday.

 

 

 


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23 Feb Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (23/2/16)


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Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 24th February

Rat & Co + Cale Sexton

Tickets on the door

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Head with Tales are presenting a sweet night this Friday, where you can catch Rat & Co, Cale Sexton, Hotrod and Millú.

It’s on at The Gasometer with tickets just $10 on the door, and doors from 8pm.


Friday, 24th February

HOLD TIGHT

Tickets here

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Good Manners and Niche Productions are collaborating on a minty new club night, starting Friday at The Night Cat.

They’ve put together a fantastic line-up for night number one, featuring Clark, Oscar Key Sung, Planète, CORIN and Jennifer Loveless.


Saturday, 25th February

DJ Stingray 313

Tickets here

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On Saturday DJ Stingray 313 is playing an open air party in Brunswick, with support from Cale Sexton, Chiara Kickdrum, Mosam Howieson and Ricci.

At the time of writing there are only a handful of online tickets left, but there will be a few available on the door if you head down early.


Sunday, 26th February

NGV Summer: Camp Cope

~Free entry~

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On Sunday afternoon Camp Cope are playing at the National Gallery of Victoria from 3pm-4pm.

You can head down earlier and hang around later to soak up the sun, music and a selection of exhibitions all for the low low price of ~free~.


Sunday, 26th February

Grace Darling Sundays

~Free entry~

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The Grace Darling have been hosting free Sunday sessions all summer and this weekend is no exception, with Smooch Records stepping up to curate an excellent lineup.

Entry is free from 3pm, and you’ll see sets from Chela, Queen Magic, and OCDANTAR.

 

 

 


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16 Feb Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (16/2/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


Friday, 17th February

Higher Plains

Tickets here

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Higher Plains are throwing a party at The Gasometer on Friday night, with doors from 8.30pm.

Tiny Little Houses and Fazerdaze are playing, along with Braille Face (live) and Roger Shepherd DJing until late.


Saturday, 18th February

Amber Isles Farewell

Tickets on the door

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Amber Isles are playing their last show for awhile on Saturday night, before Tim Shue (bassist/keyboardist) heads overseas indefinitely.

Joining them at The Worker’s Club are Atlas and The Hot Springs, with doors from 8pm.


Sunday, 19th February

Jade Imagine @ The Tote

Tickets on the door

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Jade Imagine are playing at The Tote this Sunday afternoon, the third show of their February residency.

Joining them will be Crepes and Emma Russack. If you can’t make it down this Sunday, never fear! They have one more left next week, when they’ll be joined by Dianas and Great Outdoors.


Sunday, 19th February

The Rather Peckish Caterpillar

Tickets here

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Wax’o Paradiso are celebrating three(ish) years of tunes, vibes and parties with a big one this Sunday at Shimmerlands.

All three Wax’o Paradiso residents will be playing on the day, along with sets from Pjenne and Milla.


Sunday, 19th February

Nai Palm @ The Ev

Tickets here

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Nai Palm (of Hiatus Kaiyote) is back at The Evelyn on Sunday afternoon, playing an intimate solo set of both new and old material.

Due to the bleak weather forecast they’ve had to move the party from the rooftop to the bandroom. This does mean, however, that there are a few extra tickets available. Move quick!

 

 

 


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