Five local Melbourne gigs to check out this weekend

No weekend plans? No problem.

Dom Major at Compass Pizza

A self-confessed 'sad bastard music' writer, folk rocker Dom Major will be playing a free gig on Sunday December 2 at Compass Pizza, Brunswick. With everything from lullabies to angsty tracks, this isn't one to miss.

Ben J. Carter at the Edinburgh Castle

On Saturday December 1, the Edinburgh Castle will play host to country bluesman Ben J. Carter. With a number of venues under his belt, including the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival and Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, Carter will be bringing what he's learned on the road to a more intimate Brunswick venue.

Bashka at Jazzlab

Going down Sunday December 2, dance group Bashka give an experience like no other. Bashka's tracks are inspired by both eastern and western music, offering a cross-cultural twist to EDM.

Lisa Woolbridge at East Brunswick Hotel

Singer-songwriter Lisa Woolbridge will be taking over the East Brunswick Hotel on Saturday December 1. If you're looking for a Saturday night pub meal along with warm, acoustic vibes, look no further.

Deathbeat at Cactus Lounge

The punk-hip hop stylings of Deathbeat are coming to the Cactus Room on Friday November 30. To celebrate the launch of their debut self-titled EP, Deathbeat are putting on a free gig, full of energy and movement.

For more gigs, check out our gig guide.