November 25th, 2021

10 Artists to See at Melbourne Music Week

December 3-12, 2021

Melbourne VIC, Australia

https://mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Paving the way for the much-anticipated return of live music, MMW will see over 300 acts return to the stage for headline gigs, day parties, industry talks, DJ sets, live film scores, and much much more. From the Label showcases to the Live Music Safaris MMW is setting the stage. The Carlton International Jazz Festival will take place on December 4-5, and The Music Victoria Awards will take place on December 8.

There are many familiar names here from Banofee, Alice Skye, Elle Shimada, Zig Zag and more. Here are a few of our favorite picks for the festival.

Espresso Depresso

Espresso Depresso – Aptly named for their crippling coffee addiction and heavy heart, Espresso Depresso emerges from small-town Yackandandah into the Aussie music scene with the new track “Self Control.” Part of the Push Records Presents.

@espressodepresso

Georgia Maq

Georgia Maq – Since her signing we’ve been waiting for more music and live performances from Georgia Maq @goldsoundz

It Thing

It Thing – Formed in Hobart’s beloved Brisbane Hotel beer garden in early 2019 over a thirst for classic punk rock and not much else to do.  @itthingband

Jazz

Jazz – Jazz is a host at PBS 106.7FM. She is also an emerging artist in the electronic scene. @rasminejose

Karadajala Kirridarra

Kardajala Kirridarra – Kardajala Kirridarra translates to ‘Sandhill Women.’ Kardajala is the name of the mysterious bush woman from the sandhills behind the community of Malinja, NT. @kardajala_kirridarra

Lupa J

Lupa J – Lupa J is a multi-discliplinary artist. She is a producer, songwriter, video editor, and more. Her style is an industrial mix of dance and goth. @lupa.j

M8riarchy

M8riarchy – m8riarchy is a singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer based in Melbourne. @m8riarchy

Pinch Points

PINCH POINTS – Melbourne four-piece Pinch Points have signed with Mistletone Records (Australia/New Zealand) and Exploding in Sound (USA) for their new album Process, to be released on March 18, 2022. @pinchpointsband

Sophiya

Sophiya – Sophiya has already been booked for Yours and Owls 2022. She’s part of the Writing on the Wall at MMW. @sophiyamusic

Tiana Khasi

Tiana Khasi – Future-Soul artist Tiana Khasi came to scene with her debut EP Maghalaya in 2019. @tianakhasi

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August 31st, 2021

Artists for Afghanistan

Isol-Aid: Artists For Afghanistan

Thursday September 2, 2021

3pm-11pm AEST

https://www.isolaidfestival.com/

Australian musicians are banding together and taking to Instagram to play tunes and raise funds. This Thursday, a line-up of the country’s best artists are set to stream live from their homes for 8 hours to raise money to aid the people of Afghanistan.

The folks behind Isol-Aid have teamed up with

Isol-Aid: Artists For Afghanistan

Thursday September 2, 2021

3pm-11pm AEST

https://www.isolaidfestival.com/

Australian musicians are banding together and taking to Instagram to play tunes and raise funds. This Thursday, a line-up of the country’s best artists are set to stream live from their homes for 8 hours to raise money to aid the people of Afghanistan.

The folks behind Isol-Aid have teamed up with Didirri, Greg Carey and Michael Ridgeway (Grow Yourself Up) to schedule a mega lineup of artists all playing direct to your screens. Running from 3pm to 11pm on Thursday 2nd of September artists will play live from their Instagram accounts, with all donations directed to Mahboba’s Promise Afghan Relief Fund.

Mahboba’s Promise has been helping the most vulnerable in Afghanistan for over 25 years and it’s staff and volunteers, made up of local Afghani people, have an established on ground presence. Donations will ensure the organisation can provide emergency shelter, food, water, medical and hygiene essentials as well as help their efforts to relocate people from Kabul to safer regions. Our support will help them to scale up their operations as the situation worsens.

This Thursday is also a reminder of how important live music is and its capacity to bring people together, even when a whole swathe of the country is being kept apart. While much of the music industry has been at a standstill, these musicians are sharing their talents and performing, all for a greater cause.

Starting at 2:50pm with an introduction from Shabnam Safa, a member of the Afghan Australian Advocacy Network, 24 artists will be playing 8 hours of tunes live to their Instagram accounts.

https://mahbobaspromise.org/

https://www.actionforafghanistan.com.au/

 

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