2013’s Melbourne Music Week kicks off this Friday the 15th and we thought we’d put together a bit of an outline of some of the amazing shows on offer.

Live Music Safari

Mesa Cosa with Bad Vision, Brat Farrar and Batpiss at Curtin Bandroom, August 2nd

Mesa Cosa (Photo by Dee Dee Magee)

Thursday 21st November
For one night more than 40 acts will perform across 13 venues around the city, and all for free. From the fuzzy reverb driven sounds of Lowtide at 1000 Pound Bend to the mash up of Mexican folk/punk/whatever-else-they-feel-like sounds of Mesa Cosa at John Curtin Hotel to the jazz sounds of Tim Willis & The End and The Vocal Project at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, it’s hard to find a reasonable excuse to stay home. Check out the full program here.

Label Series

15 The Jungle Giants at the HiFi, October 4th

Northeast Party House (Photo by Dee Dee Magee)

Saturday 16th November – I Oh You’s 4th Birthday Party
It won’t be often you’ll be able to say you’re going to a gig on the concourse of a railway station. Hosted at Flagstaff Station, this party celebrates four years of indie record label Oh I You who are home to the likes of DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho and Snakadaktal. Music will be provided by Yacht Club DJs, Gold Fields, Northeast Party House, City Calm Down and SNKDKTL DJs.

Sunday 17 November – Aarght Records Swallowed by the Future
Aarght Records will, for one night, turn the sparse area of Melbourne Universities underground carpark into 1980s a post-apocalyptic setting like the imaginings of Bladerunner and Videodrome. With performances from Detroit punks Tyvek and locals the Ooga Boogas, this is yet another unique experience to avoid missing.

Saturday 23 November – Lost and Lonesome 15
Celebrating their 15th birthday, Lost and Lonesome will be hosting an epic 15 acts within the confines of the North Melbourne Meat Market. Featuring performances from Great Earthquake, Milk Teddy, Captain Coach and The Icypoles.

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