This week we’re all about getting excited for artists and bands that are heading to Melbourne. I’ve always been really bad at going to concerts (hey, I even had that as a new years resolution – twice!) and I’m going to blame my hometown of Stockholm for it (sorry Stockholm). There’s no excuse for not seeing great bands here in Melbourne though, there’s always something good playing. Here’s the shows that we’re a bit excited about catching right now. Scroll down for embedded Spotify list or click here to listen to the list in Spotify.
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
This neat band will show up in Melbourne for a show on January 24th next year. Namely, they’ll be part of Big Day Out which is a one day festival held on Flemington Racecourse. There’s more to see than Arcade Fire during that day and the lineup includes Pearl Jam, Blur, Snoop Dogg and The Naked and the Famous among others. Tickets available from $185.
Azealia Banks ft Pharell – ATM Jam
This upcoming Saturday the The Botanic Gardens will be invaded by what the organisers refer to as intelligent dance music. Behind Listen Out 2013 is the crew that normally organises Parklife. Apparently tired of the massive planning involved, they instead set out to set up this hand crafted party. Tickets available from $125.
Violent Soho – Dope Calypso
This Queensland band is touring pubs around Australia to promote their third album, ‘Hungry Ghost’. They will show up at The Corner Hotel in Richmond on November 4th for what we only can expect will be a kick ass show. Tickets available from $21.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Life is hard
We know it’s a long way to wait, as this band won’t hit Melbourne until April 15th next year. We promise you that it’ll be worth it though, as you clearly can see from this awesome live video. Tickets available from $69.
Tawiah – Sea Lion
If you had to cut one of these songs, this would be it. The rest of them has the theme in common – they all have shows. Tawiah doesn’t. But this is just so good + pretty, that we simply couldn’t help ourselves.