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February Friday Night Live

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+11

Free

About

Bringing you a summer of live music, here in Ivanhoe.

For several months this year, Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub will be a place to catch performances by some fabulous artists from Australia’s contemporary live music scene.

In partnership with Music Victoria, we will be programming 2 bands for each event, featuring both emerging and established acts.

All are welcome to come and enjoy.

 

About the artists for this month

Sunfruits

Melbourne / Naarm based psychedelic pop band Sunfruits have been making waves around Australia for the past 3 years. On their debut album One Degree, which saw praise from The Guardian, Rolling Stone, NME, Shindig and more, the band presents psychedelic-pop and their most mature and conceptual songwriting to date. This album release took the band on tours across New Zealand, Australia, UK and Europe where they sold out shows in London, Hamburg, Nottingham, Melbourne and more.

The band’s environmentally aware songwriting and actions have been praised recently as they were nominated for the prestigious Environmental Music Prize 2023 and climate-fuelled lyrics were quoted in the Australian parliament by a Greens senator. This commitment to meaningful songwriting, exhilarating live show and aesthetic brilliance put Sunfruits as one of the most exciting young bands coming out of Australia.

Mika James

Mika James is leaping out from the behind the drumkit of Melbourne punk outfit The Vovos to unleash a spirited solo outing. An Unearthed finalist in 2022, with her passionate proclamation Witchy Woman, James’ musical output swerves from cinematic country to punk-infused blues. Singing, writing and performing songs that invite the listener into a world of personal poetry and intimate portraits, James weaves melodious tunes sharpened with an edge of life experience.

Born into a family immersed in the local music scene (a childhood of recording studios, gig-going and being surrounded by musicians), her music heaves with intent. James’ tunes evoke the cross-genre musical landscape populated by Weyes Blood, Sharon Van Etten and Laura Marling ... even harking back to the world-building odes of Patti Smith, PJ Harvey and Bobbie Gentry.

 

Getting to the event

Parking is available at ILCH. Venue is a 5-minute walk from Ivanhoe Train Station. The 510 and 548 bus routes stop at the venue.

Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+11
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Events-activities/Whats-on/Council-events/February-Friday-Night-Live

Organiser

Banyule City Council
Phone
+61 3 9490 4222
Email
enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Yarra-me Djila Theatrette @ Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub
275 Upper Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079 Australia
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