Music at Mona

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 like Ben Salter and Dean Stevenson performing live each day.


Friday, 19 April 2024

Who? When? Where?
Jamie Lena 12–2pm Mona Lawns
Ethereal groove and soul. 'Music to feel into the heart space'.
Ross Smithard and Up Jumped Trouble 2–4pm Mona Lawns
Old-time Appalachian tunes with a fiddle in the driver's seat (plus 'claw hammer style' banjo).


Saturday, 20 April 2024

Who? When? Where?
Bextexta 12–2pm Mona Lawns
Trip-hop shoegaze with hints of Britpop almost visible through synths and washed-out guitar.
Lawless Quartet 2–4pm Mona Lawns
Punk-klezmer party animals who should have retired years ago. Their words, not ours.


Sunday, 21 April 2024

Who? When? Where?
Grace Green 12–4pm Mona Lawns
A passionate groove curator with a flair for creating a warm, vibey atmosphere.


Monday, 22 April 2024

Who? When? Where?
The Stix 12–2pm Mona Lawns
Heavy-hitting rock riffs meet disco beats and dance party energy.
Charles Malovnek Trio 2–4pm Mona Lawns
Energetic, expressive jazz and blues.


Friday, 26 April 2024

Who? When? Where?
Nat Vazer 12–1pm Mona Lawns
Haunting, heart-stopping indie rock / dream pop, built on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Debut album was called 'Is This Offensive and Loud?', which is pretty bloody good, as debut album names go.
OM3 1–4pm Mona Lawns
Infamous local jazz / punk / hip-hop collective doing live jams.


Saturday, 27 April 2024

Who? When? Where?
Adrianna Svitak 12–2pm Mona Lawns
Manipulated acoustic instruments, field recordings, tape loops and voice combine to create 'a world shaped to vacillate gently between tranquility and hysteria'.
HOSTING 2–4pm Mona Lawns
Hosting is interested in using sound to capture and preserve textures of memory, place, and time. They use field recording, found sound, and both digital and analogue production methods to do it.


Sunday, 28 April 2024
International Jazz Day Showcase
curated by Nadira Farid

Who? When? Where?
Black Swans of Trespass 12–1pm Mona Lawns
If I cared what people thought I never would have picked up a banjo. —CC Thornley Iconoclastic electric banjo trio.
Nadira and Friends 1–2pm Mona Lawns
Fun and modern interpretations of hot swing and cool ballad-tunes. 'Awesome jaaaazz'.
Stevie McEntee Quintet 2–3pm Mona Lawns
Some of Tassie's grooviest jazz-musos present beaut standards, originals, and a few surprises.
Julius Schwing Trio 3–4pm Mona Lawns
Dab hands on guitar, bass and drums combine for some visceral twists and fiery spontaneity.


Monday, 29 April 2024

Who? When? Where?
Jazmine Mary 12–2pm Mona Lawns
Poetic folk-noir artist from NZ. Be prepared for a clown, popstar, pilgrim farmer, or a nightgown-clad ghost. Or something else entirely.
Finn Johansson 2–4pm Mona Lawns
NZ's Finn is here to 'midwife you through your biggest feelings' with a combination of low-key devastating lyrics, frayed edges and falsetto.


Friday, 3 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Mick Daley 1–3pm Mona Lawns
Songs from the dark about robber barons and lost loves, old soaks and young sinners. May induce whistling in his audience.


Saturday, 4 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Dr Tuncay Yildiz 12–2pm Mona Lawns
Piano. Done well.
2 Drunken Swordsmen 2–4pm Mona Lawns
Long-term duo of Konrad (drums, percussion) and Nigel (bass, electric guitar). Music for the thinking mind, the beating heart, the cheeky soul and—sometimes—even a dancing body.


Sunday, 5 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
The Blue Water Bandits 1–3pm Mona Lawns
A local five-piece playing originals blending blues, prog rock and funky grooves. A psychedelic flute might make an appearance on occasion.


Monday, 6 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Sexy Lucy 1–3pm Mona Lawns
The provided bio featured some grandiose claims about seamlessly blending sixteen decks with diverse BPMs, but we have it on good authority that this acclaimed DJ can get through multiple large pizzas during a set.


Friday, 10 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Leo Bae 1–3pm Mona Lawns
A hard-swinging jazz trio anchored by a recent Canadian transplant tickling the ivories.


Saturday, 11 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Hana & Jessie Lee's Bad Habits 1–3pm Mona Lawns
Twang, lyrical wit and late-night musings sewn into a country-soul heart: sauntering, hook-laden tapestries drenched in rock and roll swagger.


Sunday, 12 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
DJ Popsie Cool 1–3pm Mona Lawns
When Popsie hits you with her rhythm stick, you may find yourself dancing with strangers like teenagers at a house party. Consider yourself warned / excited.


Monday, 13 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Jode Brewester Quartet 1–3pm Mona Lawns
A 'honker / plonker / bonker from nipaluna / Hobartonker', joined by some friends for some jazz.


Friday, 17 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Damien Kingston Quintet 1–3pm Mona Lawns
Dense textures, fluttering melodies, and huge walls of sound feature from a nipaluna / hobart based modern jazz group.


Saturday, 18 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Nelle and The Jets 12–2pm Mona Lawns
Janelle on vocals, Jets on the rest.
Ralph Franke Quartet 2–4pm Mona Lawns
Ralph's backed B.B. King and Sting (plus others whose names don't rhyme). Doing jazz standards with a twist, here. 'nuff said.


Sunday, 19 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
MT Blues 1–3pm Mona Lawns
Tasmania's finest cigar-box blues guitar duo play original comps and covers from the Delta and beyond.


Monday, 20 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Andrew Saragossi Trio 1–3pm Mona Lawns
A chameleon with a wind instrument—unbound by genre or personal taste, on a relentless quest for deeper musical meaning—is joined by Hamish (double bass) and Tom (drums).


Friday, 24 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
TBC 1–3pm Mona Lawns


Saturday, 25 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Harry Edwards Trio 1–3pm Mona Lawns
Jazz manouche, modern jazz, plus selections from film and videogame scores.


Sunday, 26 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Nuria 1–3pm Mona Lawns
Soulful, full-bodied renditions of homegrown indie electro-pop.


Monday, 27 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Purple Passion 1–3pm Mona Lawns
Original folk and cultural melodies from China and Indonesia, rendered via experimental rock and atmospheric percussion.


Friday, 31 May 2024

Who? When? Where?
Michael J Brady/Sasha Gavlek group 1–3pm Mona Lawns