Hear Footscray #4
Hear Footscray is transforming FCAC into Footscray’s vibrant new music hub! Since launching in early 2019, the series has played a pivotal role in unearthing exceptional emerging musicians and bands, while offering the community a much-needed intimate setting for live music to thrive in Melbourne’s West.
At the heart of the series is embracing diversity in all its forms. We keep it fresh every time by mixing up the genres and spaces, bringing together both local and international, and emerging and established artists. No Hear Footscray line-up is ever the same.
Experience the best of new music at Hear Footscray.
Our upcoming Spring edition includes groovy reggae-dub quintet Squid Nebula, soulful songstress Tiana Khasi, Antiphon and Horatio Luna (DJ).
WHEN: Friday 13 September, 8pm – 12am
COST: Full $15
Meet the Artists:
Squid Nebula is an amalgamation of discotheque grooves, jazz-infused harmonies and reggae-dub texture – a combination that sets this Melbourne-based quintet apart. Their magnetic live performances invigorate dance-floors, engulfing crowds in their cosmic musicality. Quickly making a name for themselves, Squid Nebula have been delivering performances at many of Melbourne’s most quintessential live music hubs.
A keystone artist in her hometown whose live reputation precedes her via her work fronting local jazz/hip-hop collective Astro Travellers. Tiana Khasi’s voice has been praised as ‘elegant’ (Life Without Andy), ‘most dope’ (Audiosteez) and ‘as venomous as it is honey-sweet’ (Happy). A trained jazz vocalist, Tiana’s unique sound is heavily influenced by her Samoan and Indian heritage, and has seen her support Jamaican-American sensation Masego, Swedish soul artist Fatima and acclaimed Australian collective 30/70.
The jazz trio. An outfit that has lasted from the 40’s into today, weaving the intimacies of bass, drums and keyboard into contemporary classics, forming and free forming the stylings of jazz for nearly a century. In this unconventional age, Antiphon have blended the lines between the old, new, and yet to come under a cacophony of creative rhetoric, abolishing the expectations of a jazz trio. Innovation and experimentation are the heart of this band. Substituting long formed jazz ballads for apocalyptic dance inspired Steinway for synthesis, and percussion for a bit of metal found in the back shed.