Beat’s guide to the must-see gigs this weekend

Beat’s guide to the must-see gigs this weekend



Get there early for this one. Orb’s single launch last week went through the roof – Johnston Street’s old girl couldn’t contain the punters teeming through the door. The Geelong outfit have just released two new tracks touching on different themes – A Man In The Sand a live favourite of theirs drawing on their trademark doom rock, while You Are Right is a touch more helter skelter.

Bar Open, tonight. Ticks at the door.

Little Desert

Jump down to the Tote tonight to catch psych rock band, Little Desert, turn it on. Behind their debut album, Saeva, the five-piece have gone from strength to strength, selling out shows around Melbourne. They’re playing alongside No Sister, Root Rat and B.C.

The Tote, tonight. Ticks at the door.

The Ocean Party and Emma Russack

Jangle pop legends The Ocean Party just released another album, Beauty Point , and they’re launching it at the Fitzroy Pinnacle this Saturday. Emma Russack will also be there to launch her LP too – Permanent Vacation is a less confessional effort than some of her previous works and is inspired by happiness instead of sorrow.

Fitzroy Pinnacle, Saturday. Free entry.


Indie pop outfit DIET. is an amalgamation of five best mates with a sound recall for catchy hooks and soft guitar licks. They formed in 2014 and have been smashing out track after track ever since. Their debut single, Your House, garnered strong airplay which was then followed up with The Rip which is just as cosy. Their most recent single, Take Me, scored a slot on Beat TV Live.

Cherry Bar, Saturday. Ticks here.

Amyl & The Sniffers

The Bendigo has got one hell of a party on tonight. The riotous rock’n’roll of Amyl & The Sniffers has caught Melbourne’s eye and they’re not leaving our sight anytime soon. Having recently locked in a slot at Meredith, their music fulfils Melbourne’s incessant yearning for raw rock to a tee. Frontwoman Amy Taylor has a haircut that’s equal parts Bowie, Cherie Currie and Broadmeadows sharpie which should be enough to get you down.

Bendigo Hotel, tonight. Ticks here.