Top 5 acts to catch during Melbourne Music Week 2018

As Melbourne Music Week draws closer, we take a look at the top 5 acts to catch during the exceptionally stacked bill of talent.

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words by Rick Clifford @rcstills // cover photo by Richard Sharman

You may or may not be aware, Melbourne Music Week is upon us. And as the program might suggest, there is a tonne of amazing and unique ticketed and free performances on display (250 acts over 85 events to be exact), amongst a trove of talks, throughout the week. You might be finding it hard to narrow down on which acts to head along to. Whilst there are many that we’d love to attend, here are our top 5!


Civic Sounds - AC/DC Lane - Sunday November 18th from 1pm. Ticket Info Below.

Without a doubt Civic Sounds is on everyones “to do” list. Jam packed with a stellar line-up of local and national talent featuring, Nai Palm, RVG, The Bennies, Bec Sandridge, IV League, Ro, Batz, Destrends, DPRS and headlined by non other than Regurgitator. This multi-stage laneway event is sure to be a spectacle of MMW.

Link to tickets.

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You Am I + Garreth Liddiard + Clowns + New War - Melbourne Town Hall - Sunday November 18th from 6.30pm. Ticket info below.

Taking place on the same night as Civic Sounds, is this also stacked line-up, a short walk over to Melbourne Town Hall. Whilst this is an amazing assortment of acts in its own right, there is also the alluring nature of the venue in which said acts will be performing. If like me you’re curious af, tickets and info can be found via the below link.

Link to tickets.


Slowly Slowly + Press Club - Cherry Bar - Wednesday November 21st from 8pm. FREE.

Your last chance to catch Slowly Slowly this year, in an intimate venue like Cherry Bar, no less. Presented by Jack Daniels the Slowly Slowly live experience coupled with the mighty Press Club, is sure to be an absolutely hectas night of fun! Get down early to secure your spot with what is sure to be an “at capacity” event!

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Warped + LAZERTITS + Horace Bones + Hideous Sun Demon - Last Chance Rock’n’Roll Bar - Thursday November 22nd from 4pm to 7pm. FREE.

Forming part of the PBS’s Fang it! Live to Air event, catch the Geelong veterans Warped at this awesome venue. Starting nice and early/ finishing nice and early. Head along catch an amazing rock show and be home with ample time to sleep off the rock induced booze’n! Gear!

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Straight Arrows + Richard In Your Mind + REBEL YELL + Sarah Mary Chadwick + SPOD + Summer Flake + Guest DJs: Lowtide + You Beauty + Doug Wallen - The Hub - Thursday November 22nd from 6pm. FREE.

This FREE Event happening at the ACMI building to celebrate 10 years of Rice Is Nice is sure to be a must see. With the promise of non-stop tunes and celebrations, this one is sure to reach capacity real quick, so get down early y’all!

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