Live n’ Local (St Kilda Festival)

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Thursday 7th February

  • Open Jam Night
    Where: The Felix Bar
    The always entertaining Open Jam Session commencing at 10:30pm, allowing anyone to pick up an instrument and jam. Musicians are encouraged to bring their own instruments and thorough enthusiastic-ness is recommended!
  • Asanti Dance Theatre
    Where: Republica
    Directed by Appiah Annan (Sidney Myer Creative Fellow), Asanti Dance Theatre is an internationally recognised African drum and dance performance company that has worked with professionals, students and travellers from around the world. They play, teach, perform and entertain, leaving a long lasting impression on those who cross their paths.
  • City vs Country
    Where: Prince Public Bar
    Crafting their own brand of ‘alt-country’, the seven-piece have been coined as the love-child of a Springsteen, Cash and Dropkick Murphy’s ménage. Expect plenty of wholesome sing-along choruses propelled along by bouncy drum beats, a fulsome church organ that sits comfortably between three guitars, a bass and plenty of shredding guitar solos.
  • Aquamarine Flow Exhibition
    Time: 6:00pm
    Where: Studio106
    Aquamarine Flow art exhibition features St Kilda artist Katia Ksr’s most recent paintings and prints, in which she aims to capture the sea as a place for contemplative reflection, self rejuvenation and natural interconnection.
  • Mad About the Buoy
    Time: 7:00pm
    Where: The Prince of Wales Hotel: The Deck
    Tim brings his latest hit show to the St Kilda Festival – a musical tribute to The Great Noel Coward. In this fabulous show, Madame Arcati conjures Noel Coward back to the Earth Plane as a Blithe Spirit, where he is aghast at what he finds – how culture has devolved since his absence!
  • Luke Legs and The Midnight Specials
    Time: 7:30pm
    Where: Readings St Kilda
    Geelong band, Luke Legs and the Midnight Specials deliver a performance of layered by four-part harmonies with a touch of west-coast alt country. Their endearing live performances and family-band-style harmonies are coupled with quality songwriting and a highly acclaimed depth of lyricism.
  • Winston
    Time: 8:00pm
    Where: Prince Public Bar
    Pulled together from various suburbs of Melbourne, Winston are a respectable, ramshackle four piece band looking to make their mark on the local music scene. Through various gigs around Melbourne, Winston have managed to piece together a unique blend of alt-country and blues sounds.
  • Speakeasy
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: Veludo
    Speakeasy are a four-piece outfit from the eastern suburbs. Drawing from their broad influences of soul and reggae through to hip hop and jazz, you can usually catch them busking for the next meal somewhere in Melbourne, playing in tuxedos and ball gowns at high-class function events or performing at some dingy hole in the wall to the drunken mobs of Melbourne they love so very much.
  • Ships Piano
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    Ships Piano are Seb, Liam, Toby and Yue. Their noisy, scrappy pop-rock has a quintessentially Australian sound. Over their five year history they have supported Kelley Stoltz, Wavves, British India and Future of the Left among others.
  • The Red Lights
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    Melbourne trio The Red Lights came into being in 2010, when three friends – Dean Valentino (guitar/vox), Dave Listro (bass) and Davin Johnston (drums) – first started banging out tight, catchy, garage influenced indie rock.
    Renowned for their powerful and energetic live show, The Red Lights have played alongside the likes of Strange Talk, Hunting Grounds, Purple Sneakers, Set Sail and Red Ink.
  • The Corsairs
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    The four-piece garage/pop group from inner Melbourne are starting to make some big waves in the guitar pop music scene with a tight stage performance garnering rave reviews.
  • The Pretty Littles
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    Melbourne’s Pretty Littles are an up-and-coming four-piece that has supported the Vasco Era – a highlight of their burgeoning careers. They’ve also played The Forum, supported Sydney sons The Rubens and Children Collide as well as The Fumes and The Mess Hall.
  • Lunaire
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    Lunaire are a group of four friends who make dreamy, emotional music. Taking their influences from bands like Sigur Ros, Slowdive and Alcest, Lunaire want to make music that everyone across the world will enjoy.
  • Dirty F
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    Dirty F are a Melbourne based post punk rock band that have been playing consistently around Melbourne since the launch of their Debut EP Washed Up in August 2010. They are gearing up for the launch of their debut album in the early months of 2013.
  • She Said You
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    She Said You is a four-piece jangle rock outfit based in Melbourne, Victoria. Originating in Adelaide, South Australia, She Said You evolved in 2008 when Greg Horan, Simon Marafioti and David Peter Britvec teamed up to write music together. The result was a combination of jangly guitar hooks, pop melodies and driving rhythms.
  • Speak Digital Water
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    Speak Digital Water formed in 2011 by Merim (Mez) Osmanovic and Gavin Fenech in Melbourne, Australia. Having been compared to acts such as Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, there is an epic and dynamic element to their sound.
  • Destroy She Said
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    Destroy She Said is a unique blend of different influences and tastes, a unique sound made by five guys melding into something greater than the sum of their parts.
  • They
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    They are a five-piece hard rock band who like their guitars loud, their drums pumping and their vocals soaring. Their debut EP Unleashed was released early last year, and in its wake They have built a strong reputation on the live music scene for their dynamic and energetic live shows.
  • Live n’ Local Rocks The Espy
    Time: 9:00pm
    Where: The Espy
    Ten bands, three stages, free live music all night long!
    Featuring: Ships Piano, The Red Lights, The Corsairs,The Pretty Littles, Lunaire, Dirty F, She Said You, Speak Digital Water, Destroy She Said and They.
  • Echo Drama
    Time: 10:00pm
    Where: Veludo
    Formed late 2011, Melbourne eight-piece Echo Drama are rapidly making their presence in the Australian music community felt with their unique fusion of Jamaican roots music and contemporary urban sounds.

 

 

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