MMusic Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal
Sat 4 Nov 2017, 12.00pm–3.00pm
Since its humble beginnings down a bluestone lane in North Fitzroy, Bakehouse Studios’ award-winning spaces—now located on Hoddle Street—have been at the heart of Melbourne’s music scene for over 25 years. Each week, around 400 musicians pass through Bakehouse Studios, from solo artists and kids having their first jams to international touring artists. (Among the names of those who have graced the rehearsal rooms are Australian legends like Missy Higgins, Olivia Newton-John, The Cat Empire, Vance Joy, The Saints and The Drones, not to mention international acts as diverse as Tool, Beck, Ed Sheeran, the MC5, Cat Power, The Smashing Pumpkins and Judas Priest.)
This year, MPavilion is proud to partner with Bakehouse Studios to open up Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA’s amphitheatre-style structure to some of the most exciting emerging and established musical acts in Bakehouse’s little black book. Between October 2017 and February 2018, MPavilion will periodically transform into an extension of Bakehouse’s iconic studios, bringing a series of public rehearsals and secret shows to the Queen Victoria Gardens in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Visitors to MPavilion will be treated to a special behind-the-scenes look at the construction of songs, the pre-production process for a recording or a full-blown dress rehearsal.
Stay tuned for full line-up announcements.
Joining us for this secret rehearsal spot is Bitch Diesel.
Bitch Diesel describe themselves as “just a couple of broads chasing down fame and fortune in a liquor-infused haze.” Made up of members from SMB and Modesty, the four-piece punk outfit have been bringing their raw rock n’ roll to Melbourne since mid-2016, with a residency at the Tote front bar, appearances at Gizzfest 2016 and Boogie Festival 2017, plus support slots with The Courtneys and Spiderbait under their sequinned belts. They even have a burger named after them at North Fitzroy’s Tramway Hotel—an honour only afforded to some of Melbourne’s best local bands.
Watch the video for Bitch Diesel’s single ‘X’ below, and come down to MPavilion on this Saturday afternoon to witness them in action. See you in the gardens!
Confirmed dates for further Bakehouse sessions are as follows (artists TBA), with even more to come as the MPavilion season unfolds:
Thursday 9 November, 12–3pm
Thursday 16 November, 12–3pm
Thursday 23 November, 12–3pm
Thursday 30 November, 12–3pm
Friday 1 December, 12–3pm
Saturday 9 December, 5–8pm
Friday 19 January, 2–5pm
Monday 22 January, 12–3pm
Thursday 25 January, 6–8pm
Wednesday 31 January, 12–3pm
This event is proudly supported by Yamaha Music Australia