03 May Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (3/5/17)
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.
|7:30pm – 12am Thursday, 4th May||$10 + $1.50bf|
A few great bands are kicking off the weekend early this Thursday night, playing together across two different events. The Curtin will see the launch of Plastic‘s new EP Air Conditioning, which pairs strong early-Strokes vibes with more ambitious psychedelic influences.
Hollow Everdaze and Eilish Gilligan are both playing support, filling out the line-up to make the night worth every penny.
|8pm – 11pm Thursday, 4th May||~Free Entry~|
Pregnancy (Zac Denton of The Ocean Party plus members of Totally Mild, Ciggie Witch, Cool Sounds, and Arthur Penn and the Funky Ten) are playing on Thursday night too, for the launch of ‘First Kiss’ off their EP from last year.
It may seem like quite a delayed launch, but that is likely attributable to how damn busy they are with other projects — and making their debut album for release on July 17th. Frances Fox, Tenderhooks and Qwerty! are all on the line-up as well.
|11pm – 8am Friday, 5th May||$15 + $1.50bf|
With two of Melbourne’s best curators Simon TK and Louis McCoy on the line-up, you know your money is in good hands — but those two combined still have half of the experience of veteran DJ Intergalactic Gary from the Netherlands.
Intergalactic Gary has been DJing since the ‘80s and playing all around the world since the ‘90s. He’s seen it all and can spin almost anything at this point. Head down to Hugs&Kisses prepared to learn a trick or two.
|6pm – 11pm Saturday, 6th May||$18 + $1.50bf|
This show has so many selling points. Darcy Baylis is finally playing his fantastic new album, joined on the line-up by Wet Lips, Truth-n-Dare and DJ Jalé.
That’s not all — this is happening inside a restored 1920s Church Hall in Fitzroy North. The Auditorium features a domed timber ceiling, with both seating and standing areas and it’s wheelchair accessible.
|9pm – 3am Saturday, 6th May||$14.80|
Perhaps the highlight of my summer was when DJ Kiti closed Paradise Music Festival on the basement stage. At a freezing cold Lake Mountain, DJ Kiti’s set packed out the basement to the steamy peak where tops became optional.
The Paradise Festival crew and DJ Kiti are teaming up again on Saturday for Strangers In Paradise at The Gasometer. Also DJing is Chiara Kickdrum (live) and Awesome Wales, guaranteed to have you in a spin until 3am.