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Brunswick to resonate with live music in Spring

Music program will fill venues with Melbourne’s indie talent until December

Phoebe Baker will perform on the first night of Resonate at Stay Gold on Thursday.

Brunswick Voice
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

BRUNSWICK’S live venues will be a hive of activity over the final few months of the year with a new curated music program curated by the beloved Brunswick Music Festival.

Called Resonate, the program will run from now until December in Brunswick and Coburg and beyond with 70 events, most of them cheap or even free.

It is backed by the Victorian Government’s On The Road Again initiative, with support from Moreland City Council.

Curated by the team behind the Brunswick Music Festival, Resonate will feature predominantly independent, Melbourne-based artists. BMF staple Venues 3056 returns and expands to 3058, and there will be family friendly gigs for the little people.

It kicks off this Thursday, August 25, with two free events at venues in Sydney Road.

Stay Gold will host a show by Phoebe Baker, previously the lead vocalist of the ARIA-nominated indie-pop band Alpine, supported by Your Girl Pho and Georgia Knight.

Also on Thursday, the Brunswick Ballroom has a free show headline by Americana influenced six piece Sweet Talk, with The Sinners and Queenie also on the card.

On Saturday night, a new record label, The Operatives, will have its launch party at Howler in Dawson Street.

With a cover charge of $20, the show will range across neo-soul, jazz, hip-hop, Grime and electronic music, featuring Emma Volard, Yung Shogun, Southside Denny and special guests Khya, Nikodimos in the theatre, while JPS, Antagonize, Honeydew, x8nder.m and Kaira Cuvee will perform in the garden.

This will also be the debut and single launch for Yung Shogun’s new track “Tell Me” as well as the debut of his first short film “Frère “ directed by Nick Rae and Jonathan Karalis.

The full Resonate program has more than 20 events until late November, with more yet to be announced.