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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, April 20th, 2017

June 21, 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’ – 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!

 //wednesday// broads/moonlover/alex lashlie

Our outrageously gorgeous and supremely talented June feature artist, BROADS, takes to the stage on Wednesday night at The Old Bar with some pretty cool cats joining them.

Backed by a full band – not quite as candid and intimate as they are in our monthly video, Broads brings with them their elegant, stylish, haunting old-time noir sound with the most brilliant vocal prominence. Determined to keep enjoying what they do, this show is the continuation of Broads’ ‘Vacancy’ album tour – their first studio release.

In support is lo-fi retro rocker Moonlover and Alex Lashlie from Closet Straights. $8 at the door.

GENRE: Indie Noir; Alt-Rock
WHEN: Wednesday 21/6 @ 8 PM
WHERE: The Old Bar – 74-76 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
COST: $8 at the door


//sunday// gretta ray ‘unplugged live’

Teen folk/rock sensation GRETTA RAY joins singer-songwriter Jae Laffer for a conversation and performance as part of NGV’s ‘Unplugged Live’ series this Sunday afternoon.

Having risen to prominence through Triple J’s ‘Unearthed High’ competition, things have gone from strength to strength for the recent VCE graduate and Coburg local who has had amazing success from her songs ‘Drive,’ and ‘Towers’ off her debut EP ‘Elsewhere’ and will be taking some time to return overseas to continue recording her next release.

Also on the day, Laffer will speak with artist STIEG PERSSON about his uniquely ‘Melbourne’ art and his career since graduating from VCA in the 1980’s.

GENRE: Interview; Panel
WHEN: Sunday, 25/6 @ 2 PM
WHERE: NGV Australia – Federation Square, Melbourne CBD
COST: FREE (tickets required – on day bookings ONLY – click below for more information)


//friday// fleetwood mac anniversary show

Melbourne alt-folk songwriter, JMS HARRISON has made a name for himself through his anniversary and tribute show events over the past 24 months and he is bringing another classic set your way at The Corner Hotel this Friday night.

‘Rumours’ and ‘Tango in the Night’ celebrate their 30th and 40th anniversary in 2017 and after critical acclaim and high demand, a second show is added at The Corner.

Featuring performances of Fleetwood Mac classics from ALLISON FERRIER, CELIA CHURCH, MILLY MOON, JMS HARRISON, RUSSELL CLARK (The Ugly Kings) and many, many more. Get in fast as the previous shows sold out! Get in for your chance to relive Fleetwood Mac’s glory years during this 25-song extravaganza!

GENRE: Tribute Show
WHEN: Friday 23/6 @ 8:30 PM
WHERE: Corner Hotel – Cnr Swan & Stewart Streets, Richmond
COST: $22.99 (incl. BF)



//thursday// amateur hour season 2 launch party

Conceptualised by alt-country songwriter LAURA IMBRUGLIA, the web series AMATEUR HOUR has been sending out teasers of interviews, comedy, sketches and performances, and is finally ready for launch! Season 2 officially drops on June 30th, and they want you to join in the festivities, holding a Season 2 Launch Party at Bella Union this Thursday night.

Amateur Hour has gained popularity through giving Aussie independent musicians a platform to have their songs performed to a wide audience as well as provided live interviews, sketch series – including the popular ‘Gender Reversed’ series, and much, much more. A fantastic variety show concept that has been adopted wholeheartedly by Melbourne’s entertainment community.

Expect on the night: an advance screening of Season 2’s finale episode, performances from DORSAL FINS and THE HUXLEYS, DJ’s and special secret footage! Free entry so get in quick!

GENRE: Series Launch; Gala Event
WHEN: Thursday, 22/6 @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: Bella Union – Level 1, Trades Hall
Cnr Victoria & Lygon Streets, Carlton



…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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