Five local Melbourne gigs well worth checking out this weekend

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Five local Melbourne gigs well worth checking out this weekend


Diploma and guests at Whole Lotta Love

Rocky Water Promotions is bringing a huge night of punk and rock to Whole Lotta Love this Saturday, featuring Diploma, One More Weekend, Madam Wong, Distracted By Pink, Triggerlip and Slack Attack. It’s happening on Saturday November 24 from 7pm. Tickets are $10 via Eventbrite or $15 on the door.

Cactus Dill-Dos at Bombay Rock

Reggae punk, funk and groove masters Cactus Dill-Dos, are making their Melbourne debut tonight and they’re bringing some mates along for the ride. They’ll be joined by Brodown, I Have A Goat and Stinky Snatch at Bombay Rock from 8pm Friday November 23 at Bombay Rock. Free entry.

Soft Power at Charles Weston

Jazz rock trio Soft Power are hitting Charles Weston on Sunday afternoon to help you ride out your weekend with meditative, groove-oriented soundscapes. Catch Soft Power on Sunday November 25 from 4pm. Free entry.  

The Great Unknown at The Drunken Poet

A new band full of familiar faces, including guitar wunderkind Charlie Bedford, The Great Unknown are a mixed bag of the best kind. Melding elements of jazz, blues and country across originals and obscure covers, this lot will burrow their way into your heart when they hit The Drunken Poet. Catch them from 6.30pm on Sunday November 25. Free entry.

The North Fitzroy Stars at Royal Oak

Bringing blues, soul, jazz and RnB to Royal Oak, The North Fitzroy Stars will kick your weekend into gear. Head over to Fitzroy North, grab a pint and let the good times roll. Catch them from 8.30pm on Friday November 23. Free entry.