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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

May 30, 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!

 //saturday// anna cordell residency

One of Melbourne’s – if not Australia’s – brightest alt-folk songwriters, the amazing Mrs. ANNA CORDELL has returned to the solo performer universe and is ready to unleash new songs and a new show throughout June with a much-anticipated residency at the super intimate Longplay Cinema.

Expect much of the same full, raw and energetic emotion-filled performances from Cordell as her songwriting continues to reflect and touch on all walks of life.

This amazing musical mother-of-four will astound you as she has us and most of the country in recent years. Her debut EP ‘These Walls’ was a masterful success, and she is headed out to NZ to record a second release later this year.

Cellist, songwriter and arranger Vaudrey will be in support this week.

GENRE: Alternative Folk, Folk/Pop
WHEN: Saturday 3/6 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Longplay Cinema & Bar – 318 St. Georges Road, Fitzroy North
COST: $10 at the door


//thursday// crystal castles

The genre-defining Canadian electro-punk group CRYSTAL CASTLES are back in Melbourne for a one night only performance at the famed Forum Theatre.

Rising to prominence in their homeland in 2008, it wasn’t until their second release, III, brought them to worldwide attention. They have nursed a rather large following in a number of countries, including Australia, and are visiting for the first time since 2013. Their relatively brash yet well-crafted sound is also edgy in parts and very, very powerful.

Crooked Colours are opening the night.

GENRE: Electro-Punk; Dance
WHEN: Thursday, 1/6 @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Forum – Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne CBD
COST: From $83 (click below for more details)


//sunday// tim hulsman ‘Get loved’ tour

Bona-fide blues/roots power writer, TIM HULSMAN brings his scintillating guitar work on tour in 2017 with the ‘Get Loved‘ tour kicking off this Sunday night at Belgrave’s Sooki Lounge.

Initiating some assistance for the tour, Hulsman forms a Trio to navigate their way through his significantly blues, roots and folk inspired songs which include some incredibly written & performed slide guitar breaks along with Hulsman’s uncanny ability to tell the story through his words and wow the audience through his fast fingerwork on the frets.

Rick Hart’s Bare Bones Quartet take the stage in support with tickets just $10!



//friday// geoff achison’s ‘welcome home’ guitar slam

Australia’s blues guitar wonder man, the legendary GEOFF ACHISON returns home with an extravaganza of guitar wailing, string bending and all out blues rock warfare at The Spotted Mallard this Friday night.

He’s asked a few of his friends to join in as well, namely Justin Yap and Sammy Owen, along with a rhythm section that’ll be tasked with the unforgiving job of keeping up with these guitar gods.

So grab your best dancing shoes, and your ‘wow’ face for this not to be missed unique event.

GENRE: Guitar Concert; Blues
WHEN: Friday, 3/6 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Spotted Mallard – 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick
COST: from $15 (see link below for more details)


…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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