Six gigs to check out this weekend in Melbourne

Six gigs to check out this weekend in Melbourne

Fleeting Persuasion

No weekend plans? No problem.

NEXT UP: A Hip Hop Showcase at Radio Bar

Radio Bar in Fitzroy is welcoming hip hop artist NJE and a bunch of local hip hop artists to the stage for a massive showcase. It all goes down Saturday September 7 from 7.00pm. More info here.

Parsnip at Northcote Social Club

Melbourne’s effervescent four-piece Parsnip are celebrating the release of their brand new album, When the Tree Bears Fruit, at the Northcote Social Club on Friday September 6. The crew will be joined by The Uv Race, Sweet Whirl and Anti Fade DJs. More info here.

Live Irish music at The Quiet Man Irish Pub 

Every Friday and Saturday, The Quiet Man Irish Pub hosts a night of live music and performance by young Irish musicians. The Flemington Pub is renowned in Melbourne for its genuine Irish ambience and food, while its live performances showcase the best in contemporary Irish music. The performances kick off at 9.30pm. Free entry. More info here.

The Boite Presents Olives and Omados

The Boite presents an exciting concert of regional dance music with Olives and Omados. Featuring instruments like the kaval, clarino and gajda, the performances will show off a style of music you might not be accustomed to hearing. More info here.

Fleeting Persuasion at the Labour In Vain.

Melbourne singer-songwriter James Spencer Harrison returns under the new moniker Fleeting Persuasion, offering a new sonic direction and a brand new album to top it all off. Harrison will be celebrating the release of his new LP, Forever Caught, at Fitzroy’s Labour In Vain on Saturday September 7. More info here.

Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer at the Corner Hotel

New Zealand singer-songwriter Shayne Carter is getting indie rock champions Straitjacket Fits back together, in addition to soul project Dimmer, for a truly nostalgic gig. The double headline show goes down Friday September 6 at the Corner Hotel. More info here.