Melbourne Fest Announced: Shellac, Thurston Moore, Antony
News posted Monday, July 30 2012 at 06:00 PM.
Shellac will play their first Australian show since 1993 in October. The Chicago three-piece – Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer – will play two shows at the Hi-Fi Bar as part of Melbourne Festival, supported by My Disco and Black Level Embassy.
Unveiled tonight and co-curated by Hannah Fox and Tom Supple, the Melbourne Festival bill also includes:
– Antony and the Johnsons backed by a 44-piece orchestra for Swanlights, a piece originally commissioned by New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
– Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo playing separate solo shows. Moore will perform at Hamer Hall with an ensemble featuring harp and violin, with Kid Sam’s Kieran Ryan in support; while Ranaldo will play the Hi-Fi supported by Sydney’s The Laurels.
– Seattle-based hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction.
– Big Freedia & The Divas, who were here last December for Meredith.
– Bermuda Float, a sunset boat cruise in collaboration with Sugar Mountain, featuring US psych-pop six-piece Puro Instinct and Melbourne’s NO ZU.
– Two performances by Billy Bragg: a celebration of Woody Guthrie’s centenary; and songs from his back catalogue.
– Conversations with Ghosts, which pairs Paul Kelly with recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, electronic soundscapist James Ledger and 10 artists from the Australian National Academy of Music.
Melbourne Festival takes place from October 11-27 at venues across the CBD. A full program, including a series of international films curated by Richard Moore, will be available from 7pm here.
(Photo by Abbey Braden)
Fri, Oct 12 - Conversations With Ghosts (Paul Kelly + Genevieve Lacey + James Ledger)
Fri, Oct 12 - Swanlights (Antony and the Johnsons)
Sat, Oct 13 - Swanlights (Antony and the Johnsons)
Sat, Oct 13 - Conversations With Ghosts (Paul Kelly + Genevieve Lacey + James Ledger)
Thurs, Oct 18 – TheeSatisfaction + Big Freedia & The Divas + Grouse DJs
Fri, Oct 19 - Billy Bragg (Woody 100)
Fri, Oct 19 – Shellac + My Disco
Sat, Oct 20 – Shellac + Black Level Embassy
Sat, Oct 20 - Billy Bragg
Wed, Oct 24 - Lee Ranaldo + The Laurels
Thurs, Oct 25 - Thurston Moore + Kieran Ryan
Fri, Oct 26 - Bermuda Float (Puro Instinct + NO ZU)