Rock Royalty Talks Revolution at Melbourne Museum
Tim Rogers and Adalita Srsen are two names destined to be embossed in Australian music folklore.
Rogers’s revered rock band You Am I are in the conversation for one of Australia’s all-time greats, and Srsen is legendary for her work in noise-rock band Magic Dirt as well as her solo output. As key participants in ushering in Australia’s alternative rock scene in the ’90s and beyond, they’re perfect candidates to discuss revolution.
The pair will headline Talking About a Revolution, a series of intimate talks and performances happening at Melbourne Museum in tandem with its sprawling new exhibition, Revolutions: Records and Rebels. A vivid, intoxicatiing celebration of the creative movers and shakers of 1966 to 1970 the exhibition celebrates those who slashed their way through the conservative mainstream of the time with upstart ideas, songs, desires and demands.
In conversation with ABC broadcaster Jess McGuire, the musicians will discuss those turbulent years and the impact the period had on music, culture and their own lives. They might even play a song or two.
Tickets to each talk includes entry to the exhibition, which features essential music nerd memorabilia such as sheer jumpsuit worn by Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney’s handwritten letter to EMI announcing the Beatles break-up and John Lennon’s actual costume from the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Those rare objects are just one of many celebrating key moments of the time’s controversies in fashion, art, music, film, protest and sexual and political liberation.
Srsen will appear on May 16 and Rogers on May 23. As-yet-unannounced artists will appear on June 13 and 20.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Melbourne Museum.