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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


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


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


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


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


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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