Published by: Danae Effern | 16-Oct-2017
Intersessions - Kish Lal, Brooke Powers, and more to be announced join Chippy Nonstop, the rapper/DJ/entrepreneur so big America had to kick her out, for the inaugural Melbourne edition of Intersessions. The DJ workshops have been written about all over the world for their focus on supporting females and LGBTQI+ folks to make their way into the music industry.
Let There Be Rock City: 11 Year Retrospective of Herald Sun"s Weekly Music Column

11 years, 551 columns, thousands of ink barrels. From facing off with Nick Cave, writing about who nailed/failed at Meredith Music Festival to christening Midnight Juggernauts "grave rave", calling out politicians to Save Live Australia Music and charting the rise of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala, Jagwar Ma, Oh Mercy, The Drones, Royal Headache, Camp Cope, CW Stoneking, No Zu, Beaches, Big Scary and countless more. Mikey Cahill will be joined by special guests... and the gloves will be off. We pinpoint 11 pivotal moments of the last decade plus change and bring backstage access and insights out into the open. "Was that on or off the record?"

Meet Your Future Boss
Beat Editor Gloria Brancatisano steps in to chair this returning panel. Last year"s edition got an overwhelming response and the forecast is predicting as much for 2017. Mallrat, The Gasometer"s Alex Gleeson, Michael Parisi Management"s Charlotte Ried, and Remote Control"s Georgia Cooke all ride the hot seats to talk about what it"s like being a young gun.

And then there are the performances!

Hachiku, the latest member of the Milk! Records family, will be opening the shop on Thursday November 23. At lunch, the stage will be taken by the yet-to-be-announced recipient of the Stage and Screen Journey to Face The Music Indigenous competition, followed by Melbourne punks Slowly Slowly. On Friday, Stella Donnelly takes us into the morning and Party Dozen and The Ocean Party hold down the midday slot. Friday lunch sees Face The Music teamed up with Parlour to present Angie McMahon and Robert Muinos perform stripped-back sets in a loft apartment a stone"s throw from the Hub on Little Bourke St.

WAIT! Just before you slam the motherhonking moshtix button, you"ve gotta hear the night time activities.

When twilight blankets the city on Thursday night, Live Music Safari begins. You get to roam the city, see some of the greatest bands in the country for free. Our contribution this year stretches two stages.

At Fed Square, in collaboration with Her Sound, Her Story, Ali Barter leads a lineup with Alice Skye and Hey Mammoth. Just across the road in the open-air stage next to the Melbourne Music Week Hub, Kirin J Callinan chases Body Type and Press Club to mark the 60th Anniversary of VOX Amps. We already said we don"t play guitars, but boy can these folks.

And on Friday night? Make your peace with Davey Jones "cos you"re going on a boat. Chippy Nonstop DJs a 90 minute cruise along the Yarra.

That"s the hard sell. The rest is up to you. Do you hit the bricks, or take yourself to church and surround yourself with the greatest minds the music industry has ever seen? November 23 and 24, Melbourne Music Week Hub, in the music capital of Australia. While there"s music and moonlight and love and romance, face the music and dance.

2017 Face The Music speakers and artists include:

Aidan McLaren (The Hills Are Alive)
Ali Barter (Artist)
Alice Skye
Alex Gleeson (The Gasometer)
Amrita Hepi (Choreographer)
Angie McMahon (Artist)
Anika Motterwell (Bella Union)
Ariel Pink (Artist)
Bjorn Pfarr (Reeperbahn)
Body Type (Artist)
Brooke Powers (Artist)
Charlotte Abroms (Hear Hear)
Charlotte Ried (Michael Parisi Management)
Cheryl Waters (KEXP)
Chippy NonStop (Artist)
David Ridler (NZ On-Air)
Dom Alessio (triple j)
Georgia Cooke (Remote Control)
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen (Writer)
Gloria Brancatisano (Beat Magazine)
Hachiku (Artist)
Hey Mammoth (Artist)
Jacinta Parsons (Double J)
Joel Ma (Multicultural Arts Victoria)
Kirin J Callinan (Artist)
Kish Lal (Journalist/DJ)
L-Fresh The Lion (Artist)
Lauren Taylor (Triple R)
Leanne de Souza (Association Of Artist Managers)
Lindy Morrison (The Go-Betweens)
Mallrat (Artist)
Marky Ramone (Artist)
Matt Walters (Parlour Gigs)
Michael Pohl (Kontor New Media)
Michael Schuster (Cargo)
Michelle Grace Hunder & Claudia Dallimore (Her Sound, Her Story) Mikey Cahill (Journalist)
Monica Tan (Journalist)
Nick Findlay (triple j)
Nick Greco (Beyond The Valley)
Nicole Prutch (Lussier)
Party Dozen (Artist)
Pixie Weyland (The Zoo / Feed Music)
Press Club (Artist)
Rebecca Young (Collective Artists)
Robert Muinos (Artist)
Roel Wouters (Studio Moniker)
Sacha Stewart (Wellness Coach)
Silke Westera (FKP Scorpio)
Simon Winkler (Triple R)
Slowly Slowly (Artist)
Stella Donelly (Artist)
The Ocean Party (Artist)
Yeo (Artist)

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