If you like good music, a good party and a good time, then Melbourne Music Week hitting our city starting the 11th of November is for you.  With musical performances all day and all night, you can march to the beat of your own drum and have a banger around your schedule. Who doesn’t love the sound of a nine day blowout? If you don’t, you can check out what else made it On The List.





Valve Sounds + MMW:

Day: Tuesday 15th of November
Location: State Library Victoria MMW Hub – 328 Swanston St

Time: 7:30PM – 1:00AM

Cost: tickets start at $25

The Melbourne Music Week really puts the “tight” into “tight ass Tuesdays” with its international talent and flavour. The line up includes Elliphant, Yeo, Young Tapz, Levi, Nasty Mars, Maya Hirasedo. Acts start from the incredibly hyped Soundcloud artitst Nasty Mars to Elliphant — one of Sweden’s “most unconventional” pop star rappers working with the likes Skrillex, Major Lazer and David Guetta. No matter where the acts come from, they’ll have you singing by the end of the night.


Mind Gamers

Day: Thursday the 17th of November
Location: State Library Victoria MMW Hub – 328 Swanston St

Time: 8:00PM – 11:00PM

Cost: Tickets are FREE

The best things in life are free. So naturally, the Thursday of Melbourne Music Week has made it On The List. This unbelievably low price of nothing means that you’ll get some experimentation with everything. Emerging and alternative artists include: MIND GAMERS (Sebastien Tellier + Daniel Stricker + John Kirby, Shags

Chamberlain’s “The Crystal Machine” and Siberia DJs. Expect biggest names in genre bending multi instrumental synth Australian dance music to dance the night away.



Triple J Celebrates 10 Years of triplejunearthed.com

Day: Friday the 18th of November
Location: State Library Victoria MMW Hub – 328 Swanston St

Time: 7:00PM

Cost: Tickets are FREE

TGIFATJ10A: Thank God it’s Friday and Triple J’s 10th Anniversary. Doesn’t quite roll of the tongue but it’s still music to our ears – and yours. If you love fresh talent, then you’ll love the fresh lineup triple j unearthed has to offer including Allday, Northeast Party House, Ali Barter and Alex Lahey. These acts have worked with the likes of Troye Sivan, and are the future of Australian music. And if that isn’t enough to tickle your pickle, then the special mystery guests will. The lineup might be unearthed, but their talent will take you out of this world.


Good Manners Presents: Melbourne Music Week Closing Party

Day: Saturday 19th of November
Location(s): MMW Hub – 328 Swanston St

Queen’s Hall, La Trobe Reading Room and Experimedia and

Time: 7:00PM

Cost: Tickets start from $25

They say it isn’t over till the fat lady sings. We say it isn’t over till Melbourne Music Week has its closing party showcasing the most electrifying electronica talent. Make sure you go out with a bang with acts such as HVOB, Seekae, Rainbow Chan, LUCIANBLOMKAMP, Dro Cary, Luke Howard and HABITS. The closing night is spread across three venues which means three times the partying and three times the hot music. We cannot give this rave any more rave reviews.






Nature Walks

Day: Saturday 12th of November

Location: Fitzroy Gardens, 230 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne

Time: 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM

Cost: $7

Imagine David Attenborough and 1950’s music had a baby at the Fitzroy Gardens. Look no further than Nature Walks. Take a stroll down memory lane and an actual botanical lane as Bobby and the Pins sing 1950’s hits like ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ and ‘High Hopes’. They’ll give you a guided tour with facts provided you listen to their all natural tunes.



Tram Jam 2016

Day: Tuesday 15th of November

Location: Secret Tram in Melbourne CBD – Book to find out!

Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Cost: $40

You can leave your myki at home for this one. No need to touch on because this public transport party is going off. Instead of getting up close and intimate with a stranger playing Candy Crush on their phone why not get up close and intimate with a live band and music. Last year passengers were graced the Pierce Brothers – this year who knows? This is one commute you won’t want to miss.


Music + Food Presented by Press Club

Day: Friday 18th of November and Saturday the 19th of November

Location: 52 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Time: Starting 6:00PM –8:30PM on Friday and 5:00PM – 9:00PM on Saturday

Cost: $50

The only thing good as listening to music with your ears is putting food into your mouth. So why not combine the two? This winning combination of eating and listening means you get to kick back and let the good times roll in. Because this is tucked away in Flinder’s Lane, you know the grub will be great. And because this is Melbourne Music Week, you know the live tunes will be terrific. Great for when you forget to watch Masterchef and The Voice.


The Beats Below

Day: Saturday 19th of November

Location: Campbell Arcade, Degraves Street

Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

Cost: $25

Despite the name, video games will not be making an appearance at this party. The unique underground venue will be enough. Bionic Boogie and Wax Museum Records are taking us to Tokyo with their Japanese DJ dance party. You don’t need a shovel to dig these beats from the Orient.


Looking for something else to do in Melbourne this weekend? Here’s everything that made it On The List.



Written By:

Trung Le is a screenwriting student at the Victorian College of the Arts. If he is not watching Sex and the City, then he is eating at the Elizabeth Street Schnitz. Follow his instagram if you love yourself.