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Five local Melbourne gigs to check out this weekend

No weekend plans? No problem.

Classic tunes at FAD Gallery DJ Party

Since 1995, Melbourne’s FAD Gallery has exhibited exciting collections of contemporary photography and paintings. But every Friday and Saturday nights, DJs transform the space into boogie-central, getting crowds groovin’ to classic tunes from the last five to six decades. More info here.

Jackson Four Jazz at Jasper's

The Jackson Four are set to deliver an evening of authentic jazz and blues this Friday March 8. Catch them playing their swingin’ grooves at Jasper’s jazz bar in Melbourne’s CBD from 9.30pm. Seated tickets are $10 per person. More info here.

Shanty Town at The Lomond Hotel

Performing at their favourite venue, Jamaican-inspired Shanty Town are set to wow crowds with a selection of ska, reggae and rocksteady music from the 1960s and '70s. Catch them on Saturday March 9 at The Lomond Hotel from 9.30pm. Free entry. More info here.

Shaky Stills at Swamplands

Local Melbourne band Shaky Stills are debuting their alt-country and rockabilly sound at Thornbury’s Swampland bar. Head over at 5pm to see them play their unique bluesy tunes. Free entry. More info here.

Rosario De Marco Live in Concert at Wesley Anne

Guitar whiz Rosario De Marco is bringing his experimental and eclectic compositions to Northcote’s Wesley Anne bar this Sunday evening. Catch him from 6pm onwards to see why audiences have praised his experimental Mediterranean sound. Free entry. More info here.

For more gigs, check out our gig guide.