Five gigs in Melbourne to check out this weekend

Five gigs in Melbourne to check out this weekend


No weekend plans? No problem.

Destruktor at Bendigo Hotel

Making their first Melbourne appearance in almost three years, Destruktor will tear into Bendigo Hotel for a night of darkness not to be missed by extreme metal maniacs. They’ll be joined by Anarazel making their return after a decade-long absence, Nocturnal Graves playing a smattering of favourites from their first two albums, and the thunderous, kit-smashing power of drumming legend Matt Skitz with Adelaide’s Diabolic Rites. It’s happening on Friday February 21 from 8pm, grab your tickets here.

Siesta Cartel at Oliva Social

Head on down to Oliva Social for a night of Italian food, wine and music on Friday February 21. Feast on authentic Italian tapas and focaccias as Siesta Cartel serenade you with their fusion of Italian, Latin and reggaeton. It might be cold and miserable outside, but Oliva Social will be heating up from 5pm. Entry is free, find out more here.

DJ Party at FAD Gallery

There’s a party going down at FAD Gallery and you’re invited. Let your hair down this Saturday February 22 when FAD’s DJs hit the decks. They’ll be serving up tasty tunes all night long, the brews will be flowing and entry is free. What more could you want? Get all the details here.

Duncan Phillips Band at The Drunken Poet

Scottish-born, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Duncan Phillips and his band are hitting The Drunken Poet this weekend, bringing Americana to the beloved Irish pub. It’s happening from 9pm on Saturday February 22. Entry is free, find out more here.

Collective Delusion at Bar303

Before Collective Delusion hit the Victorian bush with their eclectic extravaganza of music, art and light shows in April, they’ll bring a delicious selection of bass and techno to Northcote’s Bar 303. Featuring sets from Pool:EO, Warm Natural, Coskun and Oscillations, it’s going to be a wild journey through techno, house, dark psychedelia. Get in on the action on Saturday February 22 from 9pm. Grab your tickets and find out more here.

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