The annual, month-long celebration of Australian music is here.
Throughout Ausmusic Month, special Australian content will be heard across triple j and Double J, featuring classic local albums, live performances and all-Australian J Files with in-depth discussions of local artists like INXS and MIdnight Oil (8pm Thursdays.)
To celebrate, triple j is asking listeners to get out their favourite Aussie music t-shirt on Fri 3 Nov for Ausmusic Tshirt Day. Take a photo and tag it with #AusmusicTshirtDay. Throughout the day, triple j will be encouraging listeners to donate to Support Act, a charity assisting people working in the music industry who are in crisis.
Later in the month, triple J Unearthed will team up with The Push and Parliament of Victoria to present Live At The Steps, a free all-ages concert held on the steps of Parliament from 5 – 9pm Fri 17 Nov as part of Melbourne Music Week. The event will see live sets from Skegss, Tired Lion, Mallrat and Baker Boy. The concert will be recorded for Live at the Wireless on triple, and broadcast over the following weeks.
Throughout Ausmusic Month triple jwill focus in home-grown content such as the annual all-Aussie Like a Version covers from7.30am Fridays, as well as Live at the Wireless sets from 8 x ARIA-nominated Gang of Youths, Amy Shark, Polish Club and Boo Seeka, 8pm Mondays.
On Double J, Bernard Fanning will discuss how growing up in Brisbane shaped his songwriting in Songs of Your Streets, and will perform acoustic sets which can be heard on Double J and streamed on iview from 6pm Mon 13 Nov.
Other highlights for the month include seminal 90s band Custard joining the Double J team as Artists in Residence on 3pm Sundays, Live at the Wireless performances from Jebediah, Something For Kate, Missy Higgins and Archie Roach on 3pm Tuesdays, and the 2017 J Award nominees to be announced on 1 November, with the winners revealed from 4pm Thurs 23 November.