FCAC Temporarily Closed – HEAR Footscray (April) has been Cancelled.
In light of the Australian Government’s recent advice on COVID-19, HEAR Footscray (April) has been cancelled. Please click here to read our full media release outlining the impact on upcoming events.
The impact of COVID-19 will be drastically felt by artists, arts workers as well as independent and small to medium organisations including FCAC. As a venue, our sustainability is largely tied to the delivery of our programs and hiring of our facilities, which has been adversely impacted by COVID-19. If you have the capacity to provide a financial contribution to support the artists, arts workers and communities we platform, you can do so by clicking here.
For live updates on the Australian Government’s advice on Corona Virus mitigation, please head to their website or contact the Corona Virus hotline on 1800 675 398.
From live music to music lovers, Hear Footscray has bridged the gap in Melbourne West! After only one year of existence, FCAC’s new live music program is connecting some of our scene’s most exciting acts with a local audience. Designed to make you discover new sounds and perspectives (while making you dance!), Hear Footscray has created a space for contemporary, urban music to thrive on this side of town.
For 2020, we’re incredibly excited to build on the momentum, keep unearthing and showcasing diverse music while nurturing our ever-growing community of music lovers and supporters in the West. Set in our Foyer on Friday nights every 2 months, featuring live projections and bar serving local drinks, save yourself the ride to the city and hang out with us!
Our April line-up features Tatafu Sisters, Elle Shimada Collective and SO.Crates with Zjoso (Tribqu) on selection duties before, in between and after each act!
WHEN: Friday 17 April, 8pm – 1am
VENUE: Performance Space
COST: Presales $10 + bf / On the door $15
This is a late night event suitable for those aged 18+.
Meet the Artists:
Tatafu Sisters Liona and Janna are hitting Melbourne venues hard with their own twist on old school tunes and selected RnB/soul tunes of today. The two sisters are known to bring life and love to every stage they perform on, evidently proving their chemistry on stage is nothing new. The girls ‘pocket’ harmonies that they are so well-known for have been drilled into them since childhood. Having been brought-up in a musical household, their childhood consisted of performing in family bands and church bands around Australia.
Hailing from Melbourne, Zjoso has founded the newly established Tribqu. Zjoso’s collective celebrates music and culture through hosting a show on Hope Street Radio and concurrently his events. As a tastemaker, Zjoso’s DJ style is eclectic in nature: dub reggae, afrobeat, 90’s garage to breaks and everything in between.
ELLE SHIMADA COLLECTIVE
嶋田会希 – Elle Shimada is a violinist, producer, curator, DJ and multi instrumentalist from Tokyo, based in Melbourne.
Fluidly fusing Tokyo’s futuristic underground sound with influences from London and Detroit House, Shimada’s production and live sets are a kinetic succession of dance beats and abstract compositions.
Shimada has independently collaborated with a myriad of artists in Melbourne and overseas, performing and recording with Clever Austin, Paul Bender (Hiatus Kaiyote), Jace XL, Allysha Joy and Dufresne – music that can be found on releases by Worldwide FM and Stamp The Wax.
With an undercurrent of feminism, cultural curiosity and a political mindset, Shimada’s musicianship been shown on stages supporting Lonnie Liston Smith, Giles Peterson and The Australian Art Orchestra.
SO.Crates is comprised of Melbourne born and raised producer SKOMES and MC Cazeaux O.S.L.O, a California-born, Australian resident. Since 2015, the pair have played extensively throughout Melbourne, supporting the likes of Stones Throw Records, Black Milk, Rapper Big Pooh, AFTA-1, 30/70, Mndsgn, Ivan Ave and more, including sets at Strawberry Fields in 2016 and 2017.
Their sound is a culmination of their shared love for jazz, soul and hip hop in the vein of groups such as De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and the late 90s/early 2000s Rawkus era.
In 2019, the band released a new 7” via Northside Records – Mama Danced on Soul Train, a soul-infused dedication to Cazeaux O.S.L.O’s mum who danced on Soul Train. Following this release, SO.Crates’ much anticipated full LP is set to be released on Bedroom Suck records in the first half of 2020.
1 – Artwork includes reproduction of Marks I by Brook Andrew, a commissioned work for Footscray Community Arts Centre, created with extensive community involvement, 2012.