Nocturnal x Mick Harvey
On Friday April 5, Melbourne Museum’s Nocturnal will host an eclectic bill curated by Mick Harvey, the iconic co-founder of The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
Harvey himself will play a selection of songs by the great French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, accompanied by his band the Intoxicated Men, which features J.P. Shilo (Hungry Ghosts), Dan Luscombe (The Drones, Dan Kelly), Glenn Lewis, Hugo Cran (Devastations), Xanthe Waite and a full string section.
Also on the bill: Harry Howard & The NDE, Gemini 4, Primo! and Tiamo 3 (whose members include Dan Luscombe and Dan Kelly). If things get a bit intense (and they will), there’s a chill-out rooms featuring a selection of films hand-picked by Harvey, including Uli M Schueppel’s Der Platz (soundtracked by F.M. Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten) and Lost in Music, which pairs music by Anita Lane with footage from the final hours of Risiko, the infamous West Berlin nightspot once tended by Blixa Bargeld and frequented by Harvey, Nick Cave, The Cramps, Gun Club, Wim Wenders and Alan Vega.
There’ll be cocktail bars and all the museum’s exhibitions will remain open – so you can wander the halls listening to haunting music while you sip wine and look at the taxi-dermied lions and tiny antechinuses.
Tickets are limited, so get yours now to attend this landmark Melbourne music event.
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