07.05.2019

Five local gigs to check out this weekend in Melbourne

No weekend plans? No problem.

By Leland Tan

Royal East at Grace Darling Hotel

Celebrating the release of their shiny new single ‘My Message’, Melbourne indie-pop rockers Royal East are set to throw a launch party at the Grace Darling Hotel on Friday May 3. Pop darling Konnie, and DJ Lachlan Jones will also be supporting the celebration, so come prepared for bright hooks and an even brighter night. Doors open at 8pm, and tickets are $10. More info here.

FAD Gallery DJ Party

Every Friday and Saturday night, FAD Gallery invites DJs to roll back the years with groovy throwback tunes, promising a night of art, culture and frolic. Established in 1995, the space is one of Melbourne’s most iconic art galleries, boasting a live music venue with a bar, all decked out in contemporary art. FAD Gallery is located in the heart of Chinatown on Corrs Lane. Entry is free. More info here.

Tom Fisher at The Drunken Poet

Returning to The Drunken Poet for a solo set is familiar face Tom Fisher, who helms country blues band Tom Fisher and the Layabouts. Hailing from Fremantle, he’ll be toning down the usual high energy blues with an acoustic set on Friday May 3, starting from 8.30pm. Entry is free. More info here.

Los Borrachos at Clifton Hill Brewpub

The genre-defying Los Borrachos are set to perform their eclectic tunes at the Clifton Hill Brewpub. The energetic ensemble have amassed fans in Australia and Vietnam. Their ‘May the Forth be with Y O U’ gig kicks off Saturday May 4 from 8.30pm with free entry. More info here.

Rhythm x Revival at Wesley Anne

Established country-blues musicians John-Luke Shelley and Johnny Tesoriero have formed new rock-country blues band Rhythm x Revival. Runners up at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Performer of the Year in 2016, they will be flaunting their newly recorded album at the front bar in Wesley Anne on Saturday May 4 at 6pm. Entry is free. More info here.

Looking for more gigs? Check out our gig guide.