Gignami Upcoming Gig Guide (October)
It's coming up to festival season, and that means a heap of talent and a heap of sideshows are heading our way. This is shaping up to be one very decent summer...
- St Jerome's Laneway Festival: The Jezabels, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vance Joy, Haim, CHVRCHES, Daughter, Lorde and others. Sat 1st Festival, Footscray. Tix on sale to general public on Thu 3rd Oct, $150. Line up looks fantastic with heaps of emerging talent, this one is a must. As always the Laneway organisers are giving you a great opportunity to see a heap of acts 'before they were cool' - if that's your thing. Tickets on sale now, my guess is that they'll sell out in October: http://melbourne.lanewayfestival.com/
- 'Future Music Festival: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Deadmau5, Phoenix, Rudimental, Chase and Status and others. Flemington Racecourse, Sun 9th March 2014. $171 general admission, $251 VIP package, $351 First Class package, this one is a real fiscal punch in the tits, although no doubt would be a great day out (if you can deal with the trippers).
- OneRepublic, Palace Theatre (Bourke St), Thu 14th November, pre-sale through live nation, GP 3rd Oct: http://www.livenation.com.au/event/459851/onerepublic-tickets
- James Vincent McMorrow, The Corner, Tuesday 7th January, $TBA, pre-sale tix 4th Oct - Mon 7th Oct - although not sure how to get access to the pre-sale tix yet... https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/1729. If you haven't heard of this guy, he's an Irishman with a fairly mellow/acousticy vibe. Check out his version of 'Higher Love' linked below. I also really like his song 'We Don't Eat', also linked below.
- Birds of Tokyo are playing at the Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Racecourse, Sat Oct 12, $40 bucka beforehand or $45 at the gate. Risk of the acoustics being a bit shithouse however if you're like me you'll pick 1000 winners on the day and make a tidy profit. https://www.melbourneracingclub.net.au/spring-racing-carnival/tickets/beck-caulfield-guineas-day
- London Grammar, Prince Bandroom, Thu 09th January, $45. Little exy for an unproven band, but these guys have been featured on BBC Radio 1, and the vocals provided by Hannah are absolutely off the charts. Oztix link: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=38194