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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 10th January 2017

January 11, 2017 by Josh Forner
Article Series: Melting Pot's Top 4
Filed Under: Fan Content

Hello and welcome back to another installation of ‘Melting Pot’s Top 4’ – After taking a short break over the holiday period, we are back to bring you the 4 absolute must-see gigs in Melbourne this coming week.

We’re scouring deep and hard to find you the cream of the crop that live music in this town has to offer!

elliott-smithWith a massive lineup including MCROBIN, SOPHIE KOH, PHIA, THE CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN COLLECTIVE and many, many more, JMS HARRISON puts on another one of his now infamous tribute nights: EITHER/OR – ELLIOTT SMITH 20TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE with a great lineup of artists taking on the songs from Smith’s successful album, ‘Either/Or’.

Tickets on sale below via the link below. All moneys collected go towards the Australian Childhood Foundataion.

GENRE: Tribute/Dark Folk
WHEN: Friday, 13/1 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Corner Hotel – Cnr Stewart & Swan Sts, Richmond
$20.89 (incl. BF)



cousintonyCOUSIN TONY’S BRAND NEW FIREBIRD have been quietly making a name for themselves among Australia’s independent music community, and the return home to Melbourne to test out new material on stage at The Toff in Town.

Described as a unique Synth/Pop experience, they blend a hint of dance pop with a hipster culture background and the odd darker, sombre number.

Supports on the night come from Frida and Scott Candlish.

GENRE: Alternative Pop, Synth Pop
WHEN: Saturday, 14/1 @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Toff in Town – Level
COST: $13 (incl. BF)


are an act we have featured on the Top 4 previously, but considering they are one of the absolute hottest acts coming out of Melbourne at the moment, we couldn’t resist putting them in again as they join the Northcote Social Club’s free Monday Night Mass event.

She’ll be supported by good friend and former collaborator Jade Imagine and Astral Skulls.

T&T’s ‘Give Up On Your Health’ was widely acclaimed as a groundbreaking album as their new sound moved away from their garage rock roots and moreso to a rock and electronic blend.

GENRE: Electro-Rock, Alternative Pop
WHEN: Monday 16/1 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Northcote Social Club – 301 High St, Northcote



armSmall Irish bar, The Drunken Poet aren’t known for having heavy rock bands on stage, but that is exactly what is happening tonight when singer/songwriter EMILY DAYE teams up with the female-fronted A RIOTING MIND to play two very, very different styles of music in the one night.

Known for her captivating voice, Emily Daye displays and incredible musical background in her writing, as she prepares to release her next single later this year.

A Rioting Mind are well known for their powerful delivery and energetic guitar work, bringing a 90’s rock sound into their very individual mix of punk, hard rock and a touch of 80’s metal.

The two appear as part of The Drunken Poet’s usual ‘Wine, Whiskey, Women’ Wednesday night program.

GENRE: Heavy Rock, Singer/Songwriter
WHEN: Wednesday 11/1 @ 8 PM
WHERE: The Drunken Poet – 65 Peel St, West Melbourne


…and that’s a wrap for this week’s gig guide from us here at Melting Pot! Keep your eyes peeled for more news and gig guide updates weekly. We’re looking forward to bringing you next week’s MELTING POT TOP 4.

The views expressed in this article are the views of the author and not necessarily the views of Melting Pot.

Author Details

Josh Forner

Josh Forner is a folk/pop songwriter from Melbourne, Australia and Virginia, USA. Forner was born in Melbourne on July 2 1988, and spent the first 18 months of his life there before moving with his parents to the town of Reston in Virginia, USA. At the age of 3, Forner and his mother returned to Melbourne, where he has stayed ever since.

Josh sings of love, primarily (wow, what a shock right?), but also on his list of ‘hot topics’ are politics, famine, poverty and - of course – landscapes: the folk writer’s favourite.

He’s played with some of Melbourne’s stalwarts including Timothy Cannon, Bridget Pross, Mr Brady, Pro Rata, Gabriel Lynch & Kyle Taylor, and has contributed two of his tracks to non-profit compilation CDs in the past.

Josh’s repertoire continues to grow. He released his first album, a 10-track LP entitled ‘Leading to Nowhere’ at The Workers Club on May 28th, 2013. Forner has since returned to the studio to begin work on a 5-track solo EP to be released by the end of 2013. Following that, he has plans for album number two in 2014.

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