Eating and Drinking Your Way Though Melbourne Music Week's Live Music Safari

Melbourne Music Week is back again and with it comes the lauded Live Music Safari. Featuring over 50 artists, Melbourne’s famed live music venues will open their doors for a night of free gigs and parties. We've picked out some of our favourites shows and venues, offering a handy guide that'll keep you satisfied with tasty food and even tastier tunes.

Black Milk, SAATSUMA and Yeo at Section 8 & Ferdydurke
Hidden gems Section 8 and Ferdydurke will transform Tattersalls Lane into a laneway party like no other. Featuring live performances from Detroit-based Black Milk, New Zealand’s Average Rap Band, your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper Yeo, local legends SATSUUMA, UK-approved Strict Face, Christopher Port and more, it's bound to be a highlight. As far as grub goes, Section 8 is famous for its revolving cast of pop-up eateries - recently getting Senor BBQ on board as well as an authentic New Zealand Hangi experience. Well worth returning even after the party is over.
27 - 29 Tattersalls Lane, CBD
Dan White, Cale Sexton and Mos Howieson at Lounge
Featuring Dan White, Cale Sexton, Mos Howieson, Prequel, Eleventeen Eston, Rat & Co, Shedbug, Ben Fester, Jennifer Loveless and Nali – Lounge will be bringing the party vibes for this event in a diverse presentation of electronic music. Featuring an all-Australian lineup, this show proves that our home country has the goods when it comes to genre-leading beats. When it's not transformed into a den of good vibes, Lounge also offers some tasty eats. Our pick? You can't go wrong with their classic cheeseburger topped with first class ingredients – including a 150-day grain-fed Black Angus beef patty.
1/243 Swanston St, CBD
Jarrow, Jess Ribeiro and Jim Lawrie at The Curtin
How's that for a lineup? Jarrow, Jess Ribeiro and Jim Lawrie will be coming together for the annual live broadcast from PBS 107.7 FM. Every year, the station jumps on the airwaves from one of the Safari venues, with PBS announcers getting amongst the action. Featuring interviews with bands and special guests. Currently serving up some Southern fried soul food in-house is Leonard's House of Love, offering some finger lickin' good chicken and burgers.
29 Lygon Street, Carlton 
Little Desert, Taipan Tiger Girls and Ohms at Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar
Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar is the real fuckin' deal. So is this lineup of hard-hitting underground acts, ready to tear the venue a new one, recorded by local label Crinkle Cut Records. Sample the newly upgraded kitchen menu while you're there and tuck in to some down to earth, honest and straight up delicious grub.
238 Victoria Street, North Melbourne
Groeni, Lossless and Vulture Street Tape Gang at Belleville
Local label and nu-jazz tastemakers Wondercore Island  have put together a tight lineup of improvised music featuring Groeni, Lossless, Vulture St. Tape Gang, SO.Crates and Wondercore Island DJs, going down at one of Beat's favourite venues – Belleville.  Featuring some of the label's newest artists and friends, it'll be a night of live electronica, sampling, synths and live jazz improvisation. As for the food? Belleville is famous for its revolving selection of poutine as well as its Brazilian rotisserie.  
Globe Alley, CBD
Cocoa Noire, Bryce Lawrence and Disco Inferno at Ding Dong
Dance Party Pyrotechnics Association are back with another face melter of a party. The disco inferno will feature the 11-piece Dance Party house band, as well as exclusive performances from Cocoa Noire, Bryce Lawrence and resident Dance Party disc burners Dance Party DJs. As for Ding Dong, it's also a top-notch place to score a bite. Miss Katie's Crab Shack is manning the kitchen, serving up delicious crustacians that are  some of the tastiest you'll ever try.
18 Market Lane, CBD