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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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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.


This Week…


7:30pm – 12am Thursday, 4th May

Plastic EP Release w Hollow Everdaze & Eilish Gilligan

$10 + $1.50bf

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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

Pregnancy “First Kiss” Single Launch

~Free Entry~

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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

¿Club D’érange? x Common Ground w Intergalactic Gary

$15 + $1.50bf

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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

Darcy Baylis presents Intimacy & Isolation LIVE

$18 + $1.50bf

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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

Stranger In Paradise: Chiara Kickdrum, Kiti, Awesome Wales

$14.80

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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.

 

 


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20 Apr Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (21/4/17)


Photo by Jasper van Daatselaar


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…


2pm – 10pm Saturday, 22nd April

Bunker presents Soft-Pedal 7

~Free Entry~

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Whether you missed out on Inner Varnika last week or you’re looking to re-live the experience, head to Joey Smalls in Brunswick on Saturday for the same vibe with no door charge.

Moopie, Shedbug, Adrian Bell, Jess Sneddon and Stacey Holmes will all be spinning tracks in the outdoor garden area.


3pm – 6pm Saturday, 22nd April

New Lease #99 – Poppongene, Way Dynamic, Frances Fox

~Free Entry~

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The conveniently-located Curtin is hosting a Saturday afternoon freebie as well, with tunes from 3pm.

Here at Ripe we’re unashamedly huge fans of the three acts on the line-up — Poppongene, Way Dynamic and Francis Fox — so you’d be crazy not to take the opportunity to check them out all at once.


8pm – 11:55pm Saturday, 22nd April

The Goon Sax, Suss Cunts, RVG, Parsnip

Tickets Here

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Rumour has it that The Goon Sax could be jetting off overseas soon, so Saturday night at The Gasometer could be your last chance to catch them live for a while.

And if for some strange reason that isn’t enough to entice you, Suss Cunts, RVG and Parnsip fill out the rest of the bill. Wowzer.


10pm – 5am Saturday, 22nd April

Cool Room presents Avalon Emerson

Tickets Here

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Cool Room couldn’t throw a bad party even if they tried — and Saturday night at 24 Moons is sure to keep up their rep of great tunes and friendly crowds.

Avalon Emerson has become a force in recent years, producing her own spin on the sounds often heard in Berlin, but she’s not the only draw card. Roza Terenzi and Hymns are also reliable tune selectors guaranteed to keep your feet moving all night.


10pm – 6am Saturday, 22nd April

Lucid with Otologic, Darcy Justice & Josh Keys

~Free Entry~

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If you wanted to show your tourist friends a very Melbourne event, in the middle of the city and for free, then Otologic at Lucid would be the perfect introduction.

If Lucid isn’t ringing any bells, you could be more familiar with the venue’s former name — Lounge Bar. Considering it’s open until 6am, this is probably where you want to finish your Saturday night.

 

 

 


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


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…


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


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


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, 3rd February

Taurus Sun – Aries Moon

Tickets on the door

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The boys from Lossless (HTML Flowers and Oscar Key Sung) with help from Wondercore Island are putting on ‘Taurus Sun – Aries Moon‘ at The Evelyn on Friday night.

They’ll be playing a live set on the night as well as a DJ set from OKS and support from CORIN and Noah Slee.


Friday, 3rd February

I’m Listening Presents: Ossicles

Tickets on the door

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Also on Friday night there’s a party upstairs at The Gasometer Hotel, hosted by I’m Listening, a group of music-sharing pals.

Playing tunes on the night are Miranda Warning, Blue Matriel, Stalks, and Olly & Toadfish (Jeep Sessions), all for $5 before midnight or $10 thereafter.


Saturday, 4th February

WETFEST III

Tickets Here

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The third instalment of WETFEST is on this Saturday at The Tote, and Wet Lips have put together another incredibly stacked line-up.

Head down to see sets from the likes of Lucy Cliche, Simona Castricum, Two Steps on the Water, RVG, Chelsea Bleach and many more.


Saturday, 4th February

COUTA BEATS

~Free entry~

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Section 8 is hosting another Couta Beats this Saturday night, for some solid afro-international dancefloor tunes to match the sweltering weather.

Playing on the night are Pjenné + Millú, Flamingo Jones and Dancing Tonight for the low low price of free entry and good vibes.


Saturday, 4th February

Good Island

Tickets here

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The pals at Good Manners are teaming up with Wondercore Island to put on the inaugural Good Island festival across four stages at The Curtin and Bella Union on Saturday.

The full lineup is incredible and definitely worth checking out, including Buoy, Corin, Lossless, Martin King, and Nai Palm as well as many more artists showcasing works across a variety of different platforms.

 

 

 


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27 Jan Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (27/1/17)


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…


Friday, 27th January

Stick N Poke

~Free Entry~

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The tongue-twistingly-named Crave David is presenting ‘Stick n Poke’, a party tonight at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood.

Melbourne locals Slim Vibrato, Truffle Pig, the Genre Spanner DJ’s, and Ripe’s own Crave David v Mind Florist (Alex John x Sam Alexander) are all hitting the decks from 7pm.


Friday, 27th January

SUPER MOVES

Tickets on the door

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Super Moves is on at New Guernica tonight in the city, for a sole little boy blue $10 note on entry from 10pm.

Tonight you can catch the incredibly talented Harvey Sutherland play a DJ set, alongside M5K and Pollard.


Friday, 27th January

Tourist

Tickets Here

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Tourist is touring at the moment, in celebration of his debut LP U and to play Laneway Festival around the country.

His Melbourne side show is tonight at The Corner, with support from The Range, and at the time of writing there are still tickets available.


Friday, 27th January

Car Seat Headrest

SOLD OUT

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Car Seat Headrest are also touring with Laneway at the moment, playing tonight at The Curtin with support from Terrible Truths.

Unfortunately tonight’s show has sold out, but if you can’t get your hands on a ticket never fear! They have just announced they’ll be playing a second Melbourne show on the 2nd of February.


Sunday, 29th January

The Ocean Party

~Free entry~

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The Ocean Party are playing alongside Hot Palms and Milk Teddy on Sunday afternoon.

They’re on (for free!) at The Grace Darling from 3pm. Following what are sure to be terrific live sets the Bedroom Suck DJs will carry the party on into the evening.

 

 

 


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