19 Jan Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (19/1/17)
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.
|Friday, 20th January||~Free Entry~|
Sugar Mountain (in collaboration with Visions Festival [UK]) are putting on a sweet little spin-off event before the festival on Saturday, with a dog show at MPavillion.
Head down from 6.30pm to see Kirin J Callinan, Sui Zhen, Waangenga Blanco, Dom Alessio and more judging doggos and puppers in categories ranging from waggiest tail to best fancy dress.
|Friday, 20th January||Tickets here|
Later on Friday night you can catch long-time partners in crime UV Boi and Young Franco at 170 Russell for the Melbourne leg of their Australian tour.
Young Franco is celebrating the release of his latest single, ‘Miss You’, and with recently announced supports Oscar Key Sung and Deer you’d be crazy not to head down from 8pm when doors open.
|Friday, 20th January||Tickets Here|
Chelsea Bleach are launching their new EP Decent Connections on Friday night as well, with help from Palm Springs, kandere (a new project from Lakyn Tarai, Wahe Kavara) and Cable Ties.
They’re playing at The Tote from 8pm, and be sure to stick around afterwards for Hannah Donnelly (from the fantastic blog Sovereign Trax) playing tunes into the night.
|Sunday, 22nd January||Donation on the door|
On Sunday afternoon head down to the Grace Darling for a fundraiser for the #JusticeForMsDhu campaign, which is seeking justice for the death of Ms Dhu, a Yamaji woman who died in custody in 2014 after being detained for unpaid fines.
Aside from being a downright good cause, the line-up is incredible, featuring music from Saatsuma, Bahdoesa, kandere and more, as well as words from Roj Amedi, Bobuq Sayed and Meriki Onus. The event starts with a Welcome to Country performed by Uncle Vincent Peters at 3pm.
|Sunday, 22nd January||Tickets here|
Piknic Electronik is back for the third year in Melbourne, and this weekend features possibly their best line-up of the year so far at the beautiful Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
On Sunday from 2pm you can see what are sure to be stellar sets from Juju & Jordash (live), Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda (live), Tornado Wallace, Mike Gurrieri and Pjenné.