Musical moments: Public Enemy play the Golden Plains festival on Sunday night.
Melbourne music week
The full program for Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is now available as the event, in its fourth year, gears up to run across the city from November 15 to 24. The Label Series sees Aarght Records staging a gig at Melbourne University's underground carpark with Tyvek, the Ooga Boogas and more. Lost & Lonesome's 15th anniversary at the North Melbourne Meat Market has 15 acts performing, plus the I Oh You birthday party at Flagstaff Station. The Live Music Safari returns on November 21 with free entry for shows at 13 city venues collectively featuring more than 40 live acts of all music genres. The Residence, created by People's Market, is this year's MMW hub on Birrarung Marr and will host acts such as Justin Van Der Volgen from US group !!!, Germany's Shed, as well as locals Twerps, Robin Fox and Montero. There will also be light installations, lunchtime sessions, kids' workshops and food stalls. ACMI at Fed Square will host MMW's Cinemix events with Breton (UK), local electronic audio-visual artists Naysayer & Gilsun, as well as a spotlight on Gotye's videos; and Rooftop Cinema at Curtain House will screen music documentaries. The Self Made series returns with a range of new events including the Barber-shop Bicycle roaming performances and a Brooklyn-style street party by Hip Hot Hotties with twerking workshops and more. Morning Ritual will return offering live music at the start of the day, as well as Lunchbox Sessions served up in cafes and the after-work free dance classes by No Lights No Lyrca are also back. The Age Music Victoria Awards at Billboard on November 20 - with a soul revue featuring Renee Geyer, Dan Sultan, Daniel Merriweather Kylie Auldist, Nkechi from Saskwatch and many others - is also part of MMW. For more event details and ticketing information go to melbourne.vic.gov.au/mmw
Hunters and Collectors headline A Day on the Green and are supporting 'the boss'.
ATP moves to st kilda
The ATP Release the Bats show featuring The Breeders, Television and the Scientists on October 26 has been moved from Altona to St Kilda's Palais Theatre (main stage) and Prince Bandroom (second stage) because of the ''current ticket sales trajectory'', according to organisers. The smaller capacity of the two St Kilda locations means the event will go ahead and all booked tickets are valid. All ticket holders will be emailed more information about the event, including wristbands. This will be The Breeders and Television's only Victorian shows. A small number of tickets are still available. Go to atpfestival.com
You Am I are at the Prince Bandroom on November 3-4 and play regional gigs beforehand.
Punk rock and hip-hop footy this weekend
Two football games will be staged for charity this weekend, one organised by the punk community and the other by the hip-hop kinship. Tomorrow at the Arden Street Oval in North Melbourne the Suburban Vikings will play the Melbourne City Sharks in the Melbourne Punk Rock Charity Shield. The teams feature members of Aitches, Between the Wars, Take Your Own, Daybreak, the Resignators, Kissing Booth, the Gun Runners, Outright and more. Entry is free, with donations encouraged, and the ball bounces at 2.30pm, with half-time entertainment provided by Dan Raw, of Secondhand Squad, and Tim Hampshire, as well as a silent auction. More than 60 Australian hip-hop performers will be ditching the microphone and pulling on footy boots to play the 2013 Robert Hunter Cup. The game between the Eastside Kings and the Westside Warriors takes place at Victoria Park in Abbotsford this Sunday afternoon. There is also a gig linked to the event at the Northcote Social Club tomorrow night featuring Delta from Adelaide, Perth's Layla & Dazastah, Briggs, Tornts & Bigfoot and a host of others. roberthuntercup.com
Public Enemy featuring Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and DJ Lord will be bringing the noise to the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre on the Sunday night as part of the eighth Golden Plains festival. Most of the line-up performing during the Labour Day long Weekend, from March 8 to 10, will be announced later this month. There are two rounds of draws for the ticket ballot, which is open until October 23 for existing subscribers and October 30 for new members. Ballot winners will be emailed a Golden Code for the online ticket box office and have seven days, or until the ballot allocation of tickets runs out, to purchase up to three tickets. For more details, go to goldenplains.com.au
Arts Victoria, in collaboration with Music Industry Business students at Box Hill Institute, is inviting musicians to participate in a study into how independent bands and contemporary music projects in Victoria distribute their music and play live. To complete the survey, follow the link surveymonkey.com/s/VictorianIndependentMusiciansSurvey013
The Hunnas on tour
Following their appearance on the hallowed turf of the MCG during last weekend's AFL Grand Final and forthcoming shows with Bruce Springsteen, Hunters & Collectors will headline 10 A Day On The Green concerts nationally, as well as indoor shows, next year. The legendary Australian band will be supported by You Am I, Something For Kate and British India, as part of A Day On The Green shows and will play at the Palais on April 11 with The Panics in support. All tickets go on sale next Friday.
You Am I tradition
After a five-year hiatus, the You Am I Cup Eve shows return to the Prince Bandroom on November 3 and 4. The band will also be playing regional gigs at Whalers Hotel in Warrnambool on November 1 and Leongatha Memorial Hall on November 2.
The good stuff
You Am I guitarist and frontman of The Pictures, Davey Lane, has a new solo EP now available called The Good Borne Of Bad Tymes and he launches it tomorrow night (October 5) at the Tote, Collingwood. The five-track release features the single You're the Cops, I'm the Crime and is a departure from the guitar-driven tracks normally associated with Lane.
Odd socks day
Today, October 4, is the inaugural Odd Socks Day, which is designed to raise awareness of the issue and the stigma around mental health. The campaign is endorsed by many musicians, who themselves have provided photos for the Facebook page and website, including Missy Higgins, Angie Hart, Rick Brewster, Alpine, Ball Park Music, Rubens and Josh Pyke. Local comedian Bev Killick is the Odd Socks Day ambassador. The event has been organised by the organisation Grow and there is also an exhibition of Odd Socks at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, until October 12. facebook.com/oddsocksau and oddsocksday.org.au