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The nine best Melbourne Music Week gigs

It's back! This month 240 artists will rip up stages in 40 locations across town
By Rebecca O'Malley |

Every year, Melbourne Music Week explores the undercurrent of Melbourne's vibrant local music scene in some of the city's most forgotten corners. This year, the festival hub is the State Library of Victoria for the nine-day festival (November 11-19). For more action this month, check out our November highlights.

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