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Five local Melbourne gigs to check out this weekend

No weekend plans? No problem.

Shoelace Sessions at Compass Pizza

Compass Pizza in Brunswick is playing host to Shoelace Sessions, featuring a night of local live music performances. On the lineup is singer-songwriter Rory Walker, folk pianist Grace Turbo and Americana artist Riley Catherall. It all goes down Saturday March 2. More info here.

Crumhorn at Edinburgh Castle

If you're looking for something a little more experimental, come on down to the Edinburgh Castle for some ambient tunes with Crumhorn. On Saturday March 2, the so-called 'master of the floaty dancefloor' will be bringing classical music, jazz and sound-sampling together like never before. More info here.

USER album launch at Red Betty

Experimental duo USER have mastered a multitude of genres, and now they're ready to celebrate it with the world. Their debut album Dimensions, Prisms and Waves is slated for launch at Red Betty on Saturday March 2, perfect for those looking for something a little different. More info here.

Juke Box Racket at the Quarry Hotel

In celebration of the Sydney Road Street Party, ‘50s/’60s rock’n’roll band Juke Box Racket will bring a blast from the past, paying homage to the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly and more. If a boogie is in order, head to the Quarry Hotel in Brunswick on Sunday March 3. More info here.

Dr Crask at Clifton Hill Brewpub

Get a swing in your step with Dr Crask at the Clifton Hill Brewpub. Featuring a lineup of '30s and '40s swing tunes, Dr Crask and his Swingin' Elixir will be calling on the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington to bring you a retro throwback. More info here.

Want more gigs? Check out our gig guide.