Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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!
//thursday// rosie burgess trio ep launch
One of Melbourne’s best-known independent stalwarts, ROSIE BURGESS is taking flight with yet another release through her self-managed label, this time joined by her trusty companions Sam Lohs and Tim Bennett at The Toff this Thursday.
Having secured themselves as regular festival features across Australia and the US, a homecoming was well overdue for the trio, who will be busting out samples of the new EP – Handful, Part Two. You can expect the ever-present and familiar folk/roots vibe that Rosie has perfected over the years, along with the passion involved with following the protagonist through this well-built story.
The ever-vibrant and generally unreal Tulalah will be supporting with one of our absolute faves, Kerryn Fields opening the night.
GENRE: Folk; Roots
WHEN: Thursday 11/5 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: The Toff In Town – Level 2, Curtin House
Swanston St, Melbourne CBD
COST: $15 (incl. BF) or at the door if available
//saturday// wallace + au dre + dx heaven
Isolate the vocals of NSW-based soul singer WALLACE, and you could be forgiven for thinking you were listening to something from the genre’s hay day. She is causing quite a stir up in Sydney town and has decided to bring her collaborative project down to the music mecca of Melbourne this weekend.
Touted as ‘future soul’ with an uncanny knack for arranging the purest beats and samples around her absolutely stunning voice, Wallace’s latest project, Diaspora, sees her collaborate with Nigerian-born Sydney producer Crooked Letter.
The Penny Black hosts the party and joining Wallace on stage will be R’n’B/Disco crossover, Au Dre and the hugely danceable electro vibes of DX Heaven.
Our hot tip is to get in early, as her first show at the NSC sold out!
GENRE: Soul; Disco
WHEN: Saturday, 13/5 @ 9PM
WHERE: The Penny Black – 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
//wednesday// the hunter express + joyce prescher
We just can’t get enough of this guy: THE HUNTER EXPRESS (aka Brad Ellis), a thoughtful, authentic and methodical singer/songwriter that you can’t help but let take charge of your own emotions and lead you down some dark desert highway… cool wind in your hair.
He’s a hard-working kind of musician, playing torrents of shows in between recording and writing new material which appears to be – from what we can gather – second nature to him.
His meaningful folk/pop tunes will be aptly highlighted by the poetic and sombre songs of Dutch-born Joyce Prescher.
GENRE: Folk/Pop; Singer/Songwriter
WHEN: Wednesday 10/5 @ 8:30PM
WHERE: The Workers Club – Cnr Gertrude & Brunswick Sts, Fitzroy
COST: $10 (door)
WHAT ABOUT SOMETHING DIFFERENT…?
//friday// chihuahua rock 3
We all know, the best place to get your next dog is to adopt a rescue – and it is services like Chihuahua Rescue Australia that house and re-home neglected and lost puppers.
CHIHUAHUA ROCK 3 is the third in an annual run of rock concerts in which dog-loving indie rock acts from across Melbourne put on a benefit show with all funds raised going to CHIHUAHUA RESCUE AUSTRALIA so that they can keep housing and looking after their taken in 4-legged friends.
Performing on the night at Inkie will be: KAT O + THE COLLECTABLES; ASTROHYM; MISSSTA and WOODEN DOLLS.
All entry proceeds go directly to C.R.A.
GENRE: Fundraiser/Benefit; Rock
WHEN: Friday 12/5 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: Inkie – 375 Inkerman St, St. Kilda East
COST: $10 (door)
…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.
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