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What’s on at Geddes Lane Ballroom

Geddes Lane Ballroom are bringing live music back to Melbourne's King Street, and with a stack of great shows already locked in now's the time to check it out.

After launching in early October, Geddes Lane Ballroom has already showcased a stack of top-notch talent on its stage, including the likes of Kingswood, Augie March, and Harvey Sutherland.

Known as The Grainstore Tavern throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the 170-year old bluestone building is dripping in music history. It’s been part of some legendary live music moments including being the location John Farnham launched his monumental album, Whispering Jack.

Not willing to slow down since reopening, Geddes Lane has a slew of huge shows already locked in, covering everything from raucous punk, to fire Aussie hip hop, and acoustic wonders there’s something for every taste.

Clever Austin

Much like his Grammy-nominated work as the drummer for Hiatus Kaiyote, what you’ll find on the debut album from self-taught multi-instrumental producer Perrin Morris AKA Clever Austin is a genre-bending sonic journey. The record, titled Pareidolia, came together across two years in his home studio, it’s 16 tracks are a cinematic dream. To celebrate the release, Clever Austin will present Pareidolia Diorama, a collaboration with set-designer Amy Turnball, that will transform Geddes Lane Ballroom into an immersive and theatrical living display of musical performance. It’s going down on Wednesday 24 April, and tickets are available via Ticketweb.

The Kite Machine

Geelong rockers The Kite Machine are set to bring huge, self-titled debut album to Geddes Lane this April. They’ve been working on the record for three years, bringing together older tracks that they’ve revived, some recent singles, and some tracks that really push the boundaries of what these groovy rockers can be. While no strangers to Melbourne stages, this album has been a long time in the making, and we’re predicting that these shows are going to be extra special. Be there on Friday 26 April, tickets via Ticketweb.

Sammi Constantine

Dark-pop star in the rise Sammi Constantine is set to bring her latest single Ropes to Geddes Lane Ballroom. Following her national support slot alongside Rita Ora, Ropes is the first single taken from Constantine’s debut EP Nervosa. Written about her struggles with anorexia and depression, Ropes is a deeply personal and powerful track, that is sure to only sound bigger and more anthemic on the live stage. Sammi Constantine will come to Geddes Lane Ballroom on Saturday 27 April, tickets via Ticketweb.

Dr. Colossus

Do you like your doom-rock with a side of Simpsons references? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. The aim of this tour is pretty simple, Dr Colossus just want to bridge the gap between Geelong and Melbourne, and bring our two fine cities together. As drummer Dr Skins says, “The only way I see this rift healing is through a love of really dumb riffs and an obsolete American cartoon which peaked in the ’90s.” We’re down to see what Dr Colossus is all about when they storm through Geddes Lane Ballroom on Saturday 25 May, tickets via Ticketweb.

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