Five Things Desert Highways Thinks You Should Check Out At MMW!


With MMW (Melbourne Music Week) fast approaching, we thought we put a quick list together of the Top 5 gigs we think you should get along to. With 9 days of “city-wide musical domination, discussion and distortion” from 16-24 November which includes an electric line-up of local and international acts, this year’s program pushes the boundaries of traditional live music formats, blurring the line between art, film, design, and music. The extended program features multi-sensory and VR experiences, parties, workshops, talks, cinema and loads more! For all events and information, please check out the MMW site HERE.

1) Civic Sounds at AC/DC Lane:
Sunday 18th November, 12pm – 10pm.

Melbourne’s rock ‘n’ roll mecca Cherry Bar will host Civic Sounds, an all-day laneway party headlined by Regurgitator (pictured) and Nai Palm in the iconic AC/DC Lane as well as Push The Envelope, a showcase featuring All The Colours, BATZ, Unlucky and DansyGirls Rock! will also be there on the night, raising awareness on gender equality in Melbourne’s music industry.

LINKS: Tickets // Facebook Event // More Info.

2)  You Am I, Gareth Liddiard, Clowns, New War at Melbourne Town Hall:
Sunday 18th November, 7pm.

You Am I’s (pictured) epic Melbourne Town Hall show just got bigger, with  the announcement of special guest supports Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, Tropical Fuck Storm) and cult punk outfit Clowns joining the legendary Aussie rock band for their debut MMW show. This is You Am I like you’ve never seen them before; the rockers will play Melbourne Town Hall’s historic Grand Organ, a formidable instrument that uses ninety thousand cubic feet of air a minute, producing anything from a delicate whisper to deafening thunder.

LINKS: Tickets // Facebook Event // More Info.

3)  Dark Space Project, Hextape, James Teague immersive music in darkness:
Sunday 18th November, 7:30pm.

For something a little off-beat, The Dark Space Project is an event not to be missed. The immersive psychedelic experience will turn off all the lights at The Toff and encourage your mind, in pitch black, to focus solely on the soundscape of modular synthesisers, loops, guitars, drums, bass and violin. Without any visual distractions, all you see is music.

LINKS: Tickets // Facebook Event // More Info.

4)  Warped, LAZERTITS, Horace Bones, Hideous Sun Demon at Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar:
Thursday 22nd November, 5pm.

PBS 106.7FM Melbourne presents FANG IT! Live from Melbourne Music Week’s Live Music Safari. From 5pm on Thursday November 22 PBS host Ruari will be smashing out killer rock n roll tunes from the front bar of The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar in North Melbourne.Warped, who’ve just released their new album Bolt from the Blue loaded with face melting guitar wizardry, will play LIVE to air from 7pm! Followed by live sets from the amazing LAZERTITS, Horace Bones and Hideous Sun Demon!

LINKS: (FREE EVENT) // Facebook Event // More Info.

 5)  Mesa Cosa, Moody Beaches, The Quarters, Hot To Rot at Max Watts for FREE:
Thursday 22nd November, 7:30pm.

Free Event as part of Melbourne Music Week Live Music Safari! Expect a colossal heap of good times. Come let your hair down and flail it around to blistering beats and rad riffs.

– Ping Pong
– Pool Table
– Cheap Froff

[Sometimes Facebook events don’t give you much info, but who needs more than that! Perfect! Se eyou there!]

LINKS: (FREE EVENT) // Facebook Event // More Info.