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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

May 16, 2017
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Hello and welcome back to another installation of ‘Melting Pot’s Top 4’ – thanks so much for sticking with us as we continue 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!

 //sunday// leadlight album launch

LEADLIGHT are beyond description. Their Facebook page describes them as an ‘indie folk-rock’ band, but they are so much more than that. There is immense talent situated behind every instrument and every sound this band concocts, and their brand of ‘indie folk-rock’ is well and truly their own.

Stemming from the roots of the storytelling and songwriting of folk, I’ve always seen Leadlight’s music as more of a journey than a sound – from the delicate arrangement of each note to the penetrating carefulness of Daniel Peterson’s vocals – every piece of music is a light along the long path they ask you to wind down with each performance.

Launching their latest album, ‘A Time and Space,’ they’ll be joined by the ever-impressive Simon Phillips along with The Bean Project.

GENRE: Alternative Folk, Indie Rock
WHEN: Sunday 21/5 @ 7PM
WHERE: The Toff In Town – Level 2, Curtin House
Swanston St, Melbourne CBD
COST: $15 at the door


//friday// mick thomas ‘these are the songs’ launch

Known to most as the poetic yet crunchy front man of Weddings, Parties, Anything; MICK THOMAS brings his band THE ROVING COMMISSION to The Thornbury Theatre to celebrate the release of his retrospective album, ‘These Are the Songs.’

This double CD reflects on a long and varied career for Thomas, and is an accompanying release to his recently-written autobiography, ‘These Are the Days.’

He’ll be joined on the night by Americana powerhouse band Raised By Eagles and the emerging brilliance of Amarina Waters.

GENRE: Folk Rock
WHEN: Friday, 19/5 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: Thornbury Theatre – 859 High St, Thornbury
COST: From $35 (click link below for details)


//saturday// tim rogers album launch

The incomparable TIM ROGERS is at it again, releasing yet another solo album this week, ‘An Actor Repairs,’ in between his busy schedule with You Am I and the other gaggle of commitments he runs up.

He brings his show to the picturesque surrounds of The Yarraville Club, and travels with 28 years worth of material to get your heart racing, screaming, palpitating and unrelentingly warm.

Opening the show will be Clio Renner with tickets at surprisingly affordable prices! (see below)

GENRE: Rock; Singer/Songwriter
WHEN: Saturday, 20/5 @ 7PM
WHERE: Yarraville Club – 135 Stephen St, Yarraville
COST: from $27 (+bf – see below for details)



//thursday// luminesce

Light is the central metaphor for our intellectual and emotional lives.

To understand is to illuminate; to brighten is to bring happiness; to enlighten is to transcend. Light acts into darkness as sound acts into silence – an energy, a realisation of potential; initiation, volition.

LUMINESCE is composer Gian Slater’s collaboration with video artist Robert Jarvis, using the voices of vocal ensemble Invenio to trigger light projections on the bodies of the performers.

Each sound and silence is triggered by the music; each individual singer wears on her body her own voice in light. From the bright illumination of the full ensemble to the spotlight of one individual voice, we are reminded afresh that singing is an energy; an act, an initiation of beauty into silence, like light into darkness.

GENRE: Artistic Collaboration; Composition
WHEN: Thursday, 18/5 @ 7PM
WHERE: Melbourne Recital Centre – 31 Sturt St, Southbank
COST: $30/$25 concession


…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.

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