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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 21st March, 2017

March 21, 2017 by Josh Forner
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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!

 //friday// kate martin ‘set my life to fire’ single launch

KATE MARTIN is a very aloof character, as such, not much information exists about her on the internet, but if you’ve seen her sing live before, as I have, you know exactly what I’m talking about here.

Deep, dark, ethereal and completely mesmerising, Martin has an odd penchant for whisking the listener to their innermost land of imagination and emotion, whilst keeping together the ‘aloof’ facade.

‘Set My Life to Fire’ is her first release since 2012’s album, ‘Hand Me My Bow and Arrow,’ which saw her relocate from her native Townsville to Melbourne – and we couldn’t be happier to see her back in the headlines. Supports from Tiaryn and Ross Henry at the incomparable Grace Darling bandroom.

GENRE: Alternative Pop; Adult Contemporary
WHEN: Friday, 24/3 @ 8PM
WHERE: Grace Darling Hotel (Upstairs), 114 Smith St, Collingwood
COST: $11.44 incl. bf or on the door if available



//wednesday// TARTie ‘your today’ ep launch

TARTIE is the alias of Melbourne-based piano pop singer/songwriter, Tash Anderson, who has a lengthy history in original performance around Melbourne.

Her new image emerged in 2015 and this is her first release under the new name. Embodying the brilliance of her piano pop background with the darkness and sincerity of a deep songbound storyteller, Tartie gives a new spin on the female piano songwriter by inflecting dark indie influences like The National along with the fearless depiction of Lana Del Ray.

She’ll be launching her EP at The Workers Club alongside folk act North and indie pop sweetheart, CAS. Pre-booked tickets also secure a free copy of the EP!

GENRE: Piano Pop, Indie Pop
WHEN: Wednesday, 22/3 @ 8:30PM
WHERE: The Workers Club – cnr Smith & Gertrude Sts, Fitzroy
COST: $12+bf w/CD / $15 door (no CD)


//saturday// mechanical pterodactyl & nicholas costello

MECHANICAL PTERODACTYL‘s name is synonymous with a tremendous live show experience, and at the helm of the project is talented multi-instrumentalist, Yen Nguyen, with his band of regular performers transforming his project into an incredible and astonishing electronic folk style.

They’re gracing the stage of the Wesley Anne’s band room this coming Saturday night with support from one of our favourite folksters, Nicholas Costello.

Entry won’t cost you an arm and a leg and we’re pretty much guaranteeing a great night out and two of your new favourite musical acts – if you aren’t a fan already!

GENRE: Folktronica, Folk/Rock
WHEN: Saturday, 25/3 @ 8PM
WHERE: Wesley Anne (Band Room) – 250 High St, Northcote
COST: $10 at the door




//sunday// Blondie has more fun: fundraiser for sacred heart mission women’s house

Blondie Has More Fun is a charity fundraising event on this coming Sunday at the Inkie in St. Kilda.

Raising funds for the Sacred Heart Mission Women’s House – an open case management service for women who are classified as homeless or at risk of becoming homeless – a powerhouse of female singers come together to sing some of Blondie’s famous hits to help support this vital cause.

The day will also feature silent auctions of rare items and on-the-spot raffles, so not only do you get the warm, philanthropic feeling in your tummy, but also the chance to be a winner as well!

Featuring: FIONA LEE MAYNARD, VIC MEEHAN, KAT O, RACHEL SHAW and many more! Tickets are $10.

GENRE: Charity Gala
WHEN: Sunday, 26/3 @ 6:30PM
WHERE: Inkie – 375 Inkerman St, St. Kilda East
COST: $13.30 incl. bf


…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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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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