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Electronic music this week: Detroit techno lords arrive and Gravel Pit are back

Huge electronic festivities going down this week.

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This weekend, Sydney noise merchants Gravel Pit are in town, bringing their unique band format to the Catfish on Friday and the The Burrow on Saturday. If ordinary guitar bands don’t really excite you, I urge you to give these guys a chance – their live shows are especially intense. Sitting somewhere between punk and experimental avant-garde, it’s a sonic assault that throws up sounds you’ve likely never heard coming from a live band before. Go check ‘em out.
 
This Saturday at Federation Square, Living Room Festival is happening, featuring live techno originals Octave One from Detroit, UK DJ/producer and Ibiza legend Paul Woolford, Ejeca, Enzo Siragusa, Boogs, Market Memories, Luke Vecchio and Georgia Bird. The festival is living room themed – couches, rugs, lamps and all the comforts of the home, underneath the Melbourne skyline for the biggest house party ever. Tickets are still available, find them at Eventbrite. Kicks off at 12pm.
 
From Wednesday October 10 to Saturday October 13, Stable Music and the Substation are hosting 100 Keyboards as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Japanese sound artist Asuna has reshaped the experimental music scene in Japan. His landmark work 100 Keyboards is a site-specific listening experience in which 100 cheap plastic keyboards play the same key, generating an undulating sonic harmony both mesmerising and mysterious. Kicks off at 8pm each day, grab tickets and more info at the Melbourne Festival website.