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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Hello and welcome to another installation of ‘Melting Pot’s Top 4’ – where we 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!

tntBeing spun across the airwaves at a rapid rate, the new album from TEETH & TONGUE – ‘Give Up On Your Health’ – is being launched this weekend at Howler in Brunswick.

Slightly removed from previous incarnations, ‘Give Up On Your Health’ focuses on an electronic edge and driving disco-influenced beats, something not previously seen in the arrangement of front-woman Jess Cornelius. The five-piece live show guarantees to wow the crowd with astonishing energy and a great connection with the new songs.

Support from Time for Dreams and Gabriella Cohen.

GENRE: Indie Rock, Garage Pop
WHEN: Saturday, 8/10 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Howler – 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick
COST: $20 +bf


are 80’s & 90’s royalty in the Australian live scene, and they are bringing themselves out of hibernation for the 30th anniversary celebration of their self-titled debut album, which delivered 3 Top 40 hits at the time.

They always mixed the classic Aussie rock repute with an angle of pop harmonies and soulful and powerful vocals and promise no less as they hit the road once more.

Supported by friends of Melting Pot, Busy Kingdom.

GENRE: Rock, Pop
WHEN: Friday 7/10 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Memo Music Hall – 88 Acland St, St. Kilda
COST: from $25 +bf


c3bCOOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS have a larger than life reputation around the Melbourne funk scene. Their largely instrumental repertoire has led crowds into vigorous fits of dancing since way back in 1997.

2016 has been a massive year for this funk trio after one of their songs was picked up an remixed by French DJ, Kungs, and has reached number 1 on the charts in both France and Germany, subsequently landing them an ARIA nomination.

Despite all this, they return to the humble walls of Northcote’s 303 to play the ‘Kickin’ the B’ sessions with the house Hammond Organ in toe.

GENRE: Funk, Soul
WHEN: Thursday 6/10 @ 8 PM
WHERE: 303 – 303 High St, Northcote
COST: $10



dogapaloozaThe second annual DOGAPALOOZA festival hits Melbourne again this weekend with a Sunday full of barking good times at Burnley Park.

Dogapalooza is Melbourne’s only dog-friendly music festival, proudly supported by Oscar’s Law. After being a massive hit with fans in 2015, it was only fitting that the festival returned for it’s second coming.

Featuring headline acts such as Thelma Plum, The Little Stevies, Sam Lohs and many, many more; Dogapalooza ensures doggy heaven is a place on Earth… at least for one day.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter your pooch in one of the various judging categories on the day! See ‘More Info’ below.

GENRE: Festival
WHEN: Sunday 9/10 @ 11 AM
WHERE: Burnley Park – Yarra Blvd, Burnley
COST: Children $13.30/Adult from $23.50


…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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