Phrases by Eva Marchingo
Brunswick Music Competition’s 2021 iteration is in its closing week and there are nonetheless a number of beautiful gigs to see earlier than she goes.
Making up for its mid-festival cancellation in 2020, Brunswick Music Competition has outdone itself with a program of gigs all underneath $10 plus reserving charge.
We all know Moreland has a robust knack for offering the perfect Melbourne has to supply relating to musical expertise and gigs, which isn’t fairly as apparent as throughout this auspicious occasion.
Listed here are our picks of the perfect gigs to see within the final 5 days of the competition.
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Tender and poignant, D’Arcy Spiller is gracing the Brunswick Ballroom this Wednesday for Brunswick Music Competition. Her highly effective and distinctive voice contrasts with a delicate stage presence to make her a really participating performer.
Becoming a member of Spiller upstairs on the Brunswick Ballroom is songwriter, Harris. Maybe identified higher because the frontman of rock group, Fan Woman, Harris describes his solo pursuit as, ‘naturally confessional’.
The mixture of their music will so fantastically collapse you into these all too achingly acquainted locations, coating your shared experiences with validation.
It’s occurring at 7pm on Wednesday March 10 at Brunswick Ballroom (Upstairs). Tickets $10 +BF.
From Native Tongue success in 2018 to enjoying a present with Orchestra Victoria on the Sidney Myer Music Bowl earlier this yr, there isn’t a stopping Mo’Ju.
Characteristically undefinable, the sounds of Mo’Ju are ever-surprising and at all times pleasing.
Becoming a member of Mo’Ju at Gilpin Park will likely be River Boy – the solo mission from Narayana Johnson, a.ok.a one half of Willow Beats – and a DJ set from Soju Gang.
Benefit from this outside occasion by bringing a stocked (non-alcoholic) picnic basket and floor masking.
It’s occurring at 7pm on Wednesday March 10 at Gilpin Park. Tickets $10 +BF.
Play One thing We Don’t Know (Dancing with the Ghost of Jim Cuomo)
Impressed by internationally famend composer and musician, Jim Cuomo, comes an amalgam of scrumptious jazz, psychedelic, electronica, and world music.
The late Jim Cuomo spent his time in Melbourne creating work for the MCB Phoenix Mission amongst different native teams. A gaggle of eight bands are coming collectively at Cross Avenue Music to pay tribute to the legend.
On the road up: MCB Phoenix Mission, The Jim Cuomo Trio, Ronny Ferella, Callum G’Froerer, Jenny Barnes, Eugene Ball, Phil Noy, and Hans Knutson.
Our bodies swaying and toes tapping, that is one evening assured to place a smile in your face.
It’s occurring at 7:30pm on Wednesday March 10 at Cross Avenue Music Corridor. Tickets $5 +BF.
Cong Josie and The Crimes
All hail Australia’s sleazy snake-oil-selling cowboy. Nicolaas Oogjes alter ego, Cong Josie is placing on a bolo tie-wearing, synth-loving social gathering of a present at Noisy Ritual this Thursday.
With Simona Castricum on assist, it’s laborious to see this present get any extra engaging, however by some means it does. With free entry and each seated and standing room out there, this present will transport you to a neon-clad wild west for the evening.
It’s first in finest dressed, though nobody may very well be higher dressed than cowboy Cong himself.
It’s occurring at 6pm on Thursday March 11 at Noisy Ritual. FREE.
The rock and roll troika are prepared to drag you into an evening that can remind you simply how a lot you like stay music.
The Melbourne band are set to launch their long-awaited debut album and hearsay has it, their native unbiased document label, Roolette Data, will likely be releasing a restricted version run of cassettes to accompany.
Becoming a member of Bitch Diesel upstairs on the Brunswick Ballroom is The Bush, self-described as incorporating, “mild guitars, but brazen attitudes [to] ship songs of up to date anxieties with a relaxed eloquence”.
Prepare for an evening full of cheeky allure.
It’s occurring at 7pm on Thursday March 11 at Brunswick Ballroom (Upstairs), Tickets $10.
The Fairly Littles
For all lovers of fiery yell-along gigs, The Fairly Littles are throwing an occasion for you. The four-piece storage rock band is aware of simply methods to satiate the Brunswick urge for food.
Supporting them will likely be Barefoot Bowls, a homegrown indie three-piece, and The Spaghetti Stains, an all-female various surf rock group.
Get in early to this free occasion as The Fairly Littles have a knack for promoting out venues because of their contagious likeability. With seated and standing room out there, you’ll be catapulted proper into the raucous enjoyable.
It’s occurring at 7:30pm on Thursday March 11 at Keep Gold, FREE.
Zoe Fox and the Rocket Clocks + Gena Rose Bruce
For a whimsical present that can have you ever shimmying and twisting all evening lengthy, Zoe Fox and the Rocket Clocks have you ever lined.
Their quirky ’60s-inspired alternative-pop and shimmering galactic impressed outfits will transport you to a different dimension.
Joined by Gena Rose Bruce and DJ Lyndelle Wilkinson at Barkly Sq., this free afternoon occasion will dip out and in of disco, funk, soul, jazz, and new wave.
The joint forces of those three acts are positive to jumpstart your Friday evening.
It’s occurring at 4pm on Friday March 12 at Barkly Sq., FREE.
Romero and Program
Wealthy riffs and heavy-hearted pop hooks, Romero are a testomony to old-soul rock and roll. The band sports activities a rumbling sound and homes an immaculate means of constructing vitality of their music.
Supporting them for this afternoon gig is Program, the collaborative songwriting mission taking inspiration from Californian indie rock and guitar-pop from New Zealand.
For a day gig that appears like a best-of for late-night share home jam classes, head to Edinburgh Fort Lodge to see Romero and Program.
It’s occurring at 4pm on Saturday March 13 at Edinburgh Fort Lodge, FREE.
Music in Exile Presents Ausecuma Beats
Ausecuma Beats are a lot greater than only a band, they’re the sound of a musical group performed by nothing however an concept.
The ensemble is lead by grasp djembe participant, Boubacar Gaye, and is made up of 9 distinctive people, every distinctive of their craft.
The visceral spirit of their music comes from a joint philosophy: desirous to inject cultural heritage into this up to date metropolis
Taking part in two units at Sparta Place, the attractive sounds of Ausecuma Beats are the right deal with for a Saturday evening.
It’s occurring at 6pm on Saturday March 13 at Sparta Place, FREE.
Who wouldn’t love a day at The Moldy Fig swinging alongside to jazz-blues classics from the ’20s to the ’60s?
Simply concerning the excellent occasion to spherical out the weekend – and certainly Brunswick Music Competition itself – Swinging Sunday options music from Flying Dwelling and Floyd Thursby.
Floyd Thursby kicks the gig off with a kaleidoscope of musical brilliance from secret corners of the world whereas Flying house brings the present house with swing music that can make sitting nonetheless a imply feat.
It’s occurring at 1pm Sunday March 14 at The Moldy Fig, FREE.
Seize tickets and discover out extra by visiting the BMF website.