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Melbourne Gig Guide: What’s On This Week

By Bianca O'Neill
2nd Dec 2015

jaala gigs in melbourne this week

Here are the best gigs in Melbourne this week with tickets still available, as well as upcoming gigs on sale now. See you at the bar?

Gigs This Week in Melbourne


Melbourne four-piece Jaala, led by the enigmatic vocalist Cosima Jaala, are set to deliver their cathartic blend of jangly indie-rock and proggy art-pop this Saturday at the John Curtin Bandroom - grab a ticket for $15 here, and get ready to encounter a chaotic live show labelled a 'festival standout' at Big Sound this year.


Sydneysider Gordi topped the Hype Machine charts with her stunning single ‘Can We Work It Out’ this year and also won an APRA Award. Suffice to say you'll need to catch the dreamy folk/pop artist with Anatole and Owen Rabbit this Thursday 3 December at Shebeen before tickets start getting much more expensive than $15...


Described by Rolling Stone as a short, sharp kick to the face, WAAX are not the kind of band that you mess with. You go, pay your respects, and rock the heck out. Head along to the Workers Club in Fitzroy this Friday 4 December to see them supported by Them Bruins and Deloraines - and to cultivate your major crush on their cracking frontwoman. Tickets here.

QVM Night Market

Don’t pretend you don’t love a bit of K-pop. This Wednesday from 5-10pm you can catch K-Pop divas The Barberettes as they fly in from Seoul and take over the main stage at Queen Vic’s Summer Night Market. Think 50s and 60s American meets Korean pop, fusing covers of iconic doo-wop numbers with retro-inspired beats. And the best bit? It's free!

On Sale Now

Zoo Twilights

Zoo Twilights is run every Friday and Saturday night from January 29 through to March 12 and is a super chilled affair - bring along a picnic rug, a few friends and all the delicious nibblies you can dream of (except for booze.) For a full line up, schedule and to grab tickets, click here

Sugar Mountain Festival 

Sugar Mountain Festival was one of our favourite events this year, and we're calling it - it's the best new boutique festival out there. Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 event on  Saturday 23 January, which will bring Hot Chip, Dirty Three, Courtney Barnett, Julio Bashmore, Royal Headache, Alpine and more to the stage at VCA.

The Beautiful Girls

The Beautiful Girls are headed out to a few regional Victorian venues in early January for a run of summer shows after a 9 month haitus. Playing The Westernport Hotel in San Remo on Wednesday 6 January, the Torquay Hotel on Thursday 7 January, and The Grand in Mornington Friday 8 January, the mainstay Aussie roots band will be making a whole lot of holiday-ers happy this summer. Head to Oztix for tickets.

Off The Grid

Off The Grid is Melbourne's very own solar powered festival, and this year we'll see Banoffee, Sui Zhen, Cut Copy DJs, Tornado Wallace and more shining their light on the ACCA Forecourt. Not only is the festival achieving our clean living goals by being powered by the sun, it will also give all proceeds to a renewable energy project near you. Now that's a win-win. Head to their site for $40 first release tickets.

Want more great events on this week in Melbourne? Read '5 Awesome Things In Melbourne This Week' here!

Photo credit: Supplied

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