Melbourne Music Week Grows Bigger
After a mammoth first announce that included international talent like Goblin and Teengirl Fantasy, as well as revered local acts Twerps and Crayon Fields, Melbourne Music Week have sweetened the deal.
The second announce comes with the addition of more local acts, including New War, Dick Diver, Pikelet, Forces, The Night Terrors, //This Thing//, Nick Huggins and band, Midnight Juggernauts DJs and Tehamatica. A number of these acts have been added to the Labels Live series, while Thematica and the Midnight Juggernauts DJs will join support act The Night Terrors at Goblin's spectacular Grand Organ concert.
They've also announced three massive parties that will take place at the mysterious Where?House. Where?House will see an iconic Melbourne space transformed into a temporary cultural and multi-function hub, providing the flagship pop-up venue for Melbourne Music Week. The Marksthespot creative team of Kevin Karlberg and Starr Guzman are the driving force behind Where?House and are thrilled to be able to announce these first three major nights. Performing on the opening night of Friday November 16 will be Housse De Racket and Pillowtalk alongside New War, Harris Robotis and Bamboo Musik. Then on Sunday November 18 the Detroit master Mike Huckaby will take to the decks alongside Ben Sims, Four By Four and more, then on Thursday November 22 will feature homegrown heroes Spoonbill and Opiuo alongside Tipper, Eskmo and Beats Antique. The actual location of Where?House will not be revealed until Friday November 16, the opening of Melbourne Music Week.
Finally, they've also unveiled their film program for 2012, taking place at ACMI and Rooftop Cinema. The Cinemix program at ACMI bands creating never-before-heard soundtracks to classic films – live and exclusive to MMW and ACMI. The first of two shows will see Nick Huggins and band provide a rare experience as they play Nick’s score live to I Am Eleven. Free music docos will be showing at Rooftop for Melbourne Music Week, including Shut Up And Play the Hits; Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest), and Autonomy And Deliberation featuring local proto-punks The UV Race.