PBS returns for its annual live broadcast. The PBS announcers will be taking part in the action. Jarrow, the critically acclaimed alt-country singer/songwriter, will perform songs from his latest album, Kill It Yourself. Jim Lawrie’s Australiana will be performed, based on his albums Eons & Paying My Debts From the Grave. The event will be enhanced by interviews, which will give you an inside look at the bands and guests. The Curtin will be rocking from 7 pm.
Black Milk + SAATSUMA + Yeo
Tattersalls Lane is transforming from a local party to a unique international event. Detroit hip-hop producer Black Milk is leading the charge. He has worked with Jack White, Robert Glasper, Danny Brown and more. His back catalog is solid, and he’s known for his live performances. The New Zealand rap group Average Rap Band will be joining him, as well as SAATSUMA, Yeo, and other artists. The event will take place at Section 8 and Ferdydurke starting at 4 pm.
Little Desert + Taipan Tiger Girls + Ohms
North Melbourne’s favorite dive bar is hosting a celebration of the city’s underground live music scene. Taipan Tiger Girls, an experimental drone trio, will be leading the charge. Expect the unexpected with a sound described by critics as a “long, hypnotic wall of sound” and two albums recorded in one take. The band will be joined by label mates Little Desert and the scrappy garage punks Ohms. Crinkle Cut Records, a local production label, will record the entire event. The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar is going to get hot from 7.30 pm.
Groeni + Vulture + Lossless Tape Gang
Wondercore Island, a local label and tastemaker in general, brings together its newest artists for a futuristic night. Live electronic music, improvised jazz, and beat-making with a self-sampling vocoder are just a few of the highlights. Footscray duo SO. Crates, featuring Skomes and Cazeaux O.S.L.O., and New Zealand electronic trio Groeni, Lossless, the musical genius Oscar Key Sung and HTMLflowers, and Vulture Street Tape Gang, a totally improvised band, will be joining forces in Belleville at 9 pm.
Dan White + Cale Sexton, and Mos Howieson
Heads With Tales continues to focus on building and showcasing emerging independent artists. This time, the emphasis is on electronic music’s diverse spectrum. Dan White, a production alias of Rory McPike, will showcase his love for jungle, techno, and ambient music. Cale Sexton will be joined by producers who push the boundaries of genres, including Mosam Howieson and Rat & Co. Jennifer Loveless, Prequel, and Rat & Co. The lineup has performed at Inner Varnika Festivals, Strawberry Fields Festivals, and Sugar Mountain and released music on labels from Canada, Los Angeles, and the U.K. The lounge opens at 5 pm.
Pearls + Loose Tooth + DJ Emoceans
Prepare yourself for an evening of new music and old favorites as I OH YOU brings together some of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging artists. The three-piece Pearls are getting tracks from their debut album, Pretend You’re My, as well as brand new tunes from the forthcoming second album. Loose Tooth is bringing their smoldering guitarist pop gems found on their debut Saturn returns. The Toff will be open from 7 pm.
Hue Blanes & Xani Kolac & Horns of Leroy
This show is for you if contemporary jazz without pretense is what you like. Your safari will take you to a world full of innovative sounds. Hue Blanes, Xani Kolac, and The Twoks are pushing the boundaries with their music. Horns of Leroy will close the show. The Bennetts Lane Jazz Club hosts the event. It starts at 6.30 pm.
Baro + Milwaukee Banks + Esese
Laneway Festival’s brains have put together a stellar lineup for the third Melbourne Music Week official event. Get down to a night of hip-hop featuring local artists Baro, Milwaukee Banks, and E.S.E.S.E. From 7 pm, head to 1000 PS Bend.
Cocoa Noire + Bryce Lawrence + Disco Inferno
Dance Party Pyrotechnics Association is back with another face-melting party. The disco inferno features the 11-piece Dance Party House Band, exclusive performances by Cocoa Noire and Bryce Lawrence, as well resident Dance Party disc burners Dance Party Djs. Dong Dong Lounge is the place to be from 9 pm.
Closed Straights + Baptism Of Uzi
Cobra Snake Necktie Records, Love & Theft Recording Co., and other labels have been delivering love letters on vinyl to Melbourne for over six years. Five of the best artists from M.M.W. have been assembled for a one-night-only event at Bella Union. The show starts at 7 pm.