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12 Jan Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (11/1/17)

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…

12th – 15th of January

Urban Oasis @ Section 8

~Free Entry~


Section 8 has again transformed into a sun-dappled oasis for the 3rd year of their Urban Oasis summer series. Head down any day this weekend to run your toes through the literal tonnes of sand they’ve had trucked in for the occasion.

Wax’o Paradiso is curating the good-time vibes today, followed by jazz ONE PUF Tropical Soundclash on Friday, Cumbia Massive on Saturday and finishing with a Good Manners Soirée on Sunday, featuring DJ sets from Kllo, Planète, and Christopher Port.

Thursday, 12th January

Oscar Key Sung @ Boney

Tickets here


Dreamy local favourite Oscar Key Sung is playing his first Melbourne show of the year tonight at Boney.

The stacked lineup also includes Jalé, Kimchi Princi, and Nico Niquo, playing tunes from 9pm until close. Some tickets are still available at the time of writing, so try your luck on the door if you miss the cutoff.

Thursday, 12th January

PAI Farewell (for now)

~Free entry~


Adrian Bressanutti and Angie Pai, the pair behind Melbourne label PAI, have announced their indefinite hiatus and are throwing a farewell (for now) party on Thursday night at Croft Institute.

They’ve curated an incredible soundtrack to say goodbye, with DJ sets and live performances from the likes of Christopher Port, Kllo, Banoffee, Rat & Co, and many more. The night will also host the premiere of “Ouroboros”, a collaborative audio visual experience created by Tasha Tylee, Couture and Hamish Mitchell.

Saturday, 14th January

Cousin Tony’s BNF

Tickets here


Following an incredible set at The Gaso last Thursday, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are playing a headline show at The Toff on Saturday night.

The Eilish Gilligan-led six piece Frida are playing support, along with Scott Candlish and his band from 7.30pm

Sunday, 15th January

An Afternoon w Shouse & Albrecht La’Brooy

~Free entry~


On Sunday afternoon Smooch Records have put together an exciting special event at MPavillion from 4.30pm.

Chris Ackroyd will be playing records before, after and in between sets from SHOUSE and the fantastic jazz-influenced ambient-dance improvisers Albrecht La’Brooy.




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