Melbourne Music Week unveiled in full

The full program for Melbourne Music Week has been unveiled, and it’s a big one. There will be 90 events taking place in the Melbourne CBD over the course of the week, and 40 of them are free gigs. All up, 200 artists are performing – most of them from Victoria.

Two of those free shows will be part of the Mess+Noise Lunchbox series, taking place at a warehouse location to be revealed on November 16. First up is Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, presenting cleverly cutting songs from her debut EP I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris on Thursday, November 22. The second, is the dual-vocal post-punk of Adelaide’s Terrible Truths, playing on Friday, November 23. Both start at 12.30pm.

FL and Mess+Noise are also teaming up with Got Notorious and Singhala Music to present a bill featuring King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Baptism of Uzi, Pearls and Jonny Telafone, playing at 1000 £ Bend on Thursday, November 22 from 7pm. That one’s free as well and will be broadcast live on PBS 106.7FM.

Other highlights include label showcases for Siberia Records and Chapter Music; The Night Terrors joining the Midnight Juggernauts and Italian progressive rock band Goblin for a performance on the Grand Organ at Melbourne Town Hall; a week-long cinema program at ACMI featuring Nick Huggins and band playing the live score to acclaimed documentary I Am Eleven; free screenings of music docos in collaboration with Rooftop Cinema; and a just announced series of “Morning Ritual” breakfast gigs, featuring performances by Orbweavers, Francolin, Lower Plenty and Teeth and Tongue.

Melbourne Music Week runs from November 16-24. For the complete list of events, head over to the Melbourne Music Week website.