Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 10/11/2019
This week, the city will sing. Drown it out with a bucket of rum.
10) Full Moon Party
What: Billboard The Venue will be completely transformed over 2 rooms, with 1000’s of free glow sticks, festival wands, flashing leis, UV face and body paint, fire performers and amazing neon light shows!
Why: Like a bad LSD trip but completely devoid of any meaningful revelations.
9) An Evening with Mr. Bill (Live)
What: The keenly awaited return of one of the world’s leaders in audio production, sound design and wonked-out glitch music comes to an end with Mr. Bill at Rubix Warehouse!
Why: It sounds like the TV show of a since-disgraced pedophilic children’s entertainer. And it’s almost as entertaining.
8) Ulterior Motive (Live)
What: As DJs Ulterior Motive have performed at festivals and clubs across the globe to rapturous audiences, with the pair becoming known for their DJ sets from London to Colombia. As producers they’ve remixed notable artists, collaborated with the cream of Drum & Bass producers and have been requested as sound designers for forthcoming projects in new media. As Metalheadz goes from strength to strength so do Ulterior Motive. There is a firm commitment to quality over quantity that continues to set the label and the duo apart from their peers.
Why: It’s a pretty ballsy move to disparage fellow Drum n Bass producers on the grounds of superiority. Then again it’s pretty much impossible to hear the sound of someone shooting themselves in the foot over the full-on aural assault of Drum n Bass music.
7) REMI (Live)
What: An irreplicable duo, REMI have been making waves in the industry since emerging onto the scene in 2014. Their July single “5 A.M.” has found a world of love across the nation’s airwaves. Combining Remi Kolawole’s vocals with Sensible J’s world-class production and peaking with an old-school soulful R&B bridge thanks to Whosane, it is no surprise why the duo continue to hold reign at the top of Australia’s world class hip hop sphere. Come experience them live.
Why: “Australia’s world class hip hop”. Just like China’s world class blues.
6) W3K Summer Opening Party
What: Don’t miss W3K’s summer season kick-off for a day & night rooftop party to remember at Melbourne’s most prestigious rooftop. Come and witness daHa in all its 360 degree city skyline views glory transformed for 1 day & night only as it gets the full Warehouse3000 techno treatment!
Why: They claim you’ll remember it. Take that as a personal affront. And challenge. You’ll be surrounded by techno ravers. It’s your duty to yourself to incapacitate the part of your brain responsible for short term recall.
5) That Boutique-y Whisky Company Mini-Fest
What: For one night only That Boutique-y Drinks Company is holding a mini-fest at South Melbourne’s haven of hedonism – Hats & Tatts. You’ll get to sample from a range of this indie bottler’s most delicious-y wares including gins, rums, single malts and more.
Why: Ignore the galling attempts at folksiness. There’ll be liquor. Remember your priorities.
What: After an unforgettable debut event in 2018, LUFT returns for another one-day festival filled to the brim with multiple stages showcasing cutting edge house & techno artists, state of the art stage design and production and 360 degrees of immersive entertainment and art. Featuring: Alex Stein, Nakadia, Pleasurekraft, Sébastien Léger, Township Rebellion and more.
Why: Finally. Somewhere for house & techno DJs to express themselves. All those clubs and bars full every night with the sounds of Wagner are so stiflingly mainstream.
3) Ian Moss: Matchbook Tour
What: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of his iconic debut, Mossy and his four-piece band will hit the road in November and December 2019 for a national six-week run which will see the globally respected songwriter and legendary guitarist performing iconic tracks from Matchbook plus more fan favourites.
Why: The least memorable thing about your older neighbour’s fifth-favourite band is back.
2) Steve Martin and Martin Short: Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t Tour
What: This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. The duo will be joined on stage by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers. Steve Martin and Martin Short’s humor is often subversive, but it is always a joyous self-deprecating romp from two comedy masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience. The jokes come at you at a rapid-fire pace with little set-up and big punch lines as they mock Hollywood and the fickle nature of celebrity, but the comedy truly soars when they lovingly (and relentlessly) roast each other.
Why: It’s all in the title. Buy the ticket.
1) Melbourne Music Week
What: Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is a nine-day celebration of the city’s thriving world-renowned music scene. This time around, MMW returns to its 2011 Kubik concept, bringing its bright and boxy installation to Alexandra Gardens. Beyond the hub, a vast range of events will take place across all kinds of venues. Robert Henke performs Lumière IIIx at the Melbourne Recital Hall, Goethe-Institut team up with MMW to bring DAF to Melbourne Town Hall, a handful of the WAT Artists roster soundtrack the night markets at Queen Victoria Market, Chiara Kickdrum leads a night at synthesiser studio MESS, an Algorave workshop takes place at Signal and Elisabeth Dixon employs the Federation Bells for a specially commissioned work at Birrarung Marr. The week wraps up with a closing party in the Hamer Hall foyer co-hosted by Crown Ruler and Bizarro, featuring Luca Lozano, Roza Terenzi and Mr. Ho.
Why: All the indie pretentiousness and insistent inaccessibility of the regular contemporary Melbourne music scene, but marginally more expensive.