Music at Mona

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If the weather is good, the music is outside on the lawns. If it's crap, it's inside the Ether building nearby. In the museum, you might find musicians-in-residence Ben Salter and Dean Stevenson performing live in their gallery studios each day.

 

Thursday 2 February

Who? When? Where?
Finn Seccombe 12–1pm Mona Lawns
A chap with a guitar, noodling some jazz (sometimes singing pretty beautifully, too).
Charles Malovnek Quartet 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
Energetic, expressive jazz and blues.
Ruby Austin-Lund 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
Soulful songs about everything from shitty housemates to existentialism. Few love songs, as well.

 

Friday 3 February

Who? When? Where?
Surprise Act 12–1pm Mona Lawns
This one's a surprise. The good kind.
Linzee Arnold 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
Jazz maestro. Counter-cultural comic book legend. Go Linzee, go.
Laneous 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
A maker of 'misfit magic' with a healthy disregard for convention and a heck of a falsetto, joined by special guest drummer Dom Hede.

 

Saturday 4 February

Who? When? Where?
Golden Sunbird 12–1pm Mona Lawns
Cosmic psych-rock from outer space (and northern Tasmania).
N.A.N.A L.O.Q.A 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
Lutruwita Organisation for Qualilalic Advancement presents the Nipaluna Ambient Narrowcasting Association.
Eliza Bird 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
Emerging indie-popster pairing rhythmic acoustic guitar with warm, enchanting vocals.
Golden Sunbird 12–1pm Mona Lawns
Cosmic psych-rock from outer space (and northern Tasmania).
N.A.N.A L.O.Q.A 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
Lutruwita Organisation for Qualilalic Advancement presents the Nipaluna Ambient Narrowcasting Association.
Eliza Bird 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
Emerging indie-popster pairing rhythmic acoustic guitar with warm, enchanting vocals.

 

Sunday 5 February

Who? When? Where?
Don't Come Monday 12–1pm Mona Lawns
Originating on the central north coast, these cats have treated everywhere from Musselroe Bay to Marrawah with their oozin' blues. Be prepared to dance the Ulverstone two-step.
Liam and Co 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
Liam's based in Melbourne these days, but he's snaffled some home-grown talent to take you through jazz standards and some of his own originals.
The Black Sea Carnies 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
An 'apocalyptic quartet' who've been scraped off the floor of an eighties goth club: seething guitars, deep tribal rhythms and dark, poetic lyrics.

 

Monday 6 February

Who? When? Where?
Ben Segal's Loop Jam 12–1pm Mona Lawns
Audience-participatory music-making for all—help Ben create weird, wacky soundscapes (using loops and loads of homemade instruments).
BrazJaz Ensemble 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
Dynamic samba-jazz that crosses cultures, genres and continents.
Miah Aplin 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
A young local singer-songwriter taking inspiration from Cat Stevens, Missy Higgins, Lizzy McAlpine and the power of caring and looking out for the people around us.

 

Thursday 9 February

Who? When? Where?
Louise Denson 12–2pm Mona Lawns
An expert tickler of the ivories, Louise is joined by first-call Hobart jazzers Hamish Houston (bass) and Tom Robb (drums) for some originals and old faves from the jazz songbook.
Daniel 2pm–4pm Mona Lawns
Ambient guitar-and-electronic dronescapes.

 

Friday 10 February

Who? When? Where?
Brad Gillies 12–1pm Mona Lawns
A one-man-band rockin' swampy blues and roots about love, loss, and, uhh, lust.
Handsome Molly 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
An acoustic journey through folk, country and blues (with some toe-tapping diversions) for cello, guitar, banjo and harmonised vocals.
Starklane 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
Dark electro doom-pop from the roaring forties.

 

Saturday 11 February

Who? When? Where?
Dudi Shaul - Saravá music 12–2pm Mona Lawns
 
All The Weathers 2.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
Dandy-day-core kooky post-punk. Sounds a bit like falling down the stairs, in a good way.
Baby Ruin 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
nipaluna-based artist, curator and multi-genre DJ. They've got a weak spot for horny lyrics, thundering bass, and heartbreaking melodies, and they're never afraid to drop a camp anthem or big vocal banger.

 

Sunday 12 February

Who? When? Where?
Nuria 12–1pm Mona Lawns
Soulful indie-pop backed by a three-piece band.
Tessa Lee and the Cold Weather Band 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
Rich, luscious music from the Joni / Ricki / Norah confluence where jazz collides with folk and blues.
Chloe Alison Escott 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
Warm ambient electronics from some small devices.

 

Monday 13 February

Who? When? Where?
Tim Jones Trio 12–1pm Mona Lawns
Australia's leading tuba crooner struts his stuff, ably assisted by two of Tasmania's finest on guitar and double bass.
Janelle Stowe, Brendon Siemsen and Friends 1.15–3.15pm Mona Lawns
About a hundred and thirty years of musical experience take the stage for some blues and jazz (interspersed with a bit of country).
Suffrajettes 3.30–4.30pm Mona Lawns
Two women, a guitar and a bass play fun music from the sixties onward (expect some 2000s-era bangers). Dance, sing along and indulge in a little trip down memory lane.