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Desire, I Want To Turn Into You: Caroline Polachek In Conversation


About the Event

Gain a window into the mind of acclaimed US songwriter, singer and producer Caroline Polachek and explore intricate inner-workings of the inventive pop auteur at Desire, I Want To Turn Into You: Caroline Polachek In Conversation presented by ALWAYS LIVE, Penny Drop, Frontier Touring, APRA AMCOS, the Wheeler Centre and RMIT Culture.

A Victorian exclusive event, this will be Australian fans’ only opportunity to delve deeper into the processes and experiences behind Polachek’s music as she sits down for an intimate discussion about the evolution of her varied career, the expression of self through art and the future of pop.

Taking place in the spectacular surrounds of Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre, the Q&A will be hosted by pop-culture connoisseur Brodie Lancaster. Co-host of the weekly podcast See Also, Lancaster is an essayist and author whose critiques and features have been published in Vogue, The New York Times, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and The Age, amongst others.

This event is part of ALWAYS LIVE, a statewide celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria.

Presented in partnership with ALWAYS LIVE, APRA AMCOS and RMIT Culture.


General Admission $45 + Booking Fee


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Caroline Polachek

Caroline Polachek is a singularity: One of music’s most continually inventive pop auteurs, a shimmering ribbon of a voice that’s immediately recognizable, a self-releasing independent artist, a crate digger, and a lifelong headphone listener who writes songs that literally fill stadiums. Her new... Read more

Brodie Lancaster

Brodie Lancaster is an author and essayist from Melbourne. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Vogue Australia, the Guardian and New York magazine. Her first book, the pop culture memoir No Way! Okay, Fine, was published by Hachette in 2017. She co-hosts See Also, a w... Read more


The Capitol: 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne

113 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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