Forget about cherry-picking your gigs this month, because Melbourne’s hottest new festival—Can’t Do Tomorrow—is serving up fiery musical acts left and right. Not only is Can’t Do Tomorrow going all out in the street art scene, but the music lineup is not something to be scoffed at. With the likes of Melbourne legends TEYMORI and MzRizk, Triple j favourite Cool Out Sun, Australian dance music powerhouse DJ JNETT and more, Can’t To Tomorrow is about to become your ultimate February gig haven. And because we’ve always got your back, if you use the promo code URBANCDT when you book, you get $10 off your ticket cost.
The festival kicks off this week, so stop googling “Melbourne gigs February” and get ready to take notes ‘cause here are all the gigs you need to get behind at Can’t Do Tomorrow.
Thursday 20 Feb (Opening Night) | 8:30 pm
Can’t Do Tomorrow opening night is sneaking up this week, with Melbourne-based Teymori kicking things off with a live set that’s sure to get your blood pumping. Teymori’s intriguing approach to House music blends deep house with Caribbean funk and a shot of disco: a sound cocktail that’s sure to get you movin’ and groovin’. Grab your tickets (and don’t forget your discount code) here.
20, 22, 23, 28, 29 Feb | Various times
Melbourne DJ legend MzRizk will light up Can’t Do Tomorrow’s opening night party and other sessions with her intoxicating mixes of 80s funk and music from NYC’s iconic queer ballroom scene. Take note though, that most of the sessions have sold out, so you’ll want to get in on the action ASAP by booking here.
Thursday 27 Feb | 3:00 pm (Session 1)
Melbourne native Janette Pitruzzello (aka DJ JNETT) has spent the last two decades spinning records and is an integral fixture in Melbourne’s club music scene. Dubbed ‘the don of house music in Australia’, DJ JNETT weaves seamlessly through deep house, techno, funk, soul, disco, dub, reggae and hip hop; her set is definitely one that you will not want to miss.
Thursday 27 Feb (Urban Night) | 11:00 pm (Session 2)
Get in loser, ‘cause we’re hosting Urban Night. Get a chance to spend a night with your faves (aka us, Urban List) for a night of art, drinks, and great tunes, including Dean Zepherin’s (AKA Zepherin Saint) unique blend of futuristic, soulful afro sounds. Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be an unforgettable night by booking here.
Friday 28 Feb | 11:00 pm (Session 2)
If you’ve been to the likes of Section 8, Whiteheart Bar, Black Cat or Dr. Morse, chances are you’ve heard Jarryd Hood (Aka DJ Do-Something?) behind the decks. A huge lover and supporter of the Melbourne arts scene, Hood will be bringing his infectious energy to Can’t Do Tomorrow and we can’t wait to dance into the night. Book tickets here.
Cool Out Sun
Saturday 29 February (Closing Night) | 9 pm
Spend Can’t Do Tomorrow’s closing night jamming to Cool Out Sun’s provocative beats that blend hip hop, indie and roots rock. Since their conception in early 2018, Cool Out Sun has been turning heads all over the country and now it’s time to hear what the fuss is all about at Can’t Do Tomorrow’s closing night warehouse party. Book the tickets here.
What: Can’t Do Tomorrow
When: Thursday 20 February to Sunday 29 February
Where: The Facility, 12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington
For tickets, head to cantdotomorrow.com.
Image credit: Cool Out Sun