July gigs in Melbourne

July gigs in Melbourne
Image courtesy: Jørund Føreland Pedersen

As undoubtedly Australia’s live music capital, Melbourne has some great shows at some iconic venues coming up this July.

Dan Kelly

8pm Saturday, July 30
Howler – 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick 3056
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Indie rock / Alternative

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Dan Kelly and the Alpha Male’s 2006 indie masterpiece ‘Drowning in the Fountain of Youth’, this one off show at Howler is well worth the $23.50. Twangy guitars and fun lyrics to sing along to.

Sounds like: Mia Dyson, Dan Sultan

Leon Bridges

7.30pm Tuesday 19 July and Wednesday 20 July 
Forum Theatre – corner Flinders and Russell Streets, Melbourne 3000
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Soul / gospel / R’n’B / 60’s remade

Breathing new life into classic 50’s and 60’s sounds, catch Leon Bridges at the the best venue in town, the Forum Theatre. Bridges burst on to the scene last year with his acclaimed album ‘Coming Home’ featuring tracks like ‘Brown Skin Girl’ and ‘Smooth Sailin’. Start swinging those hips!

Sounds like: Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Junior, Son Little

Crystal Fighters

8pm Wednesday July 20
The Corner Hotel – 57 Swan Street, Richmond 3121
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Electronic / Alternative / Folk

The high-energy British 6-piece Crystal Fighters are touring with the Splendour in the Grass Festival (sold out, don’t bother) and are stopping by Melbourne for cheeky midweek sideshow. 
On top of their fast-paced and synthy sounds there’s plenty to look at; they play over 7 instruments on stage and have wacky costumes and set designs.

Sounds like: Miike Snow, Two Door Cinema Club

Beach Slang + Spring King

8pm Sunday July 24
The Corner Hotel – 57 Swan Street, Richmond 3121
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Punk-Rock / Post-Punk

Catch Beach Slang’s Aussie debut as they team up with Spring King out of the UK. Another high energy show at the legendary Corner, get ready to mosh.

Sounds like: FIDLAR, Weezer 

Jake Bugg

8pm Wednesday July 27
Palais Theatre – Lower Esplanade, St Kilda 3182
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Rock / Alternative / Blues

With three albums under his belt at the ripe old age of 21, Britain’s Jake Bugg strikes a chord with honest and reckless lyrics coupled with Johnny Cash sounding guitars. His music is varied in sounds and speeds with as many upbeat songs as moderated ones. A mixed bag, but definitely not in a bad way. Catch him at the spectacular Palais Theatre in St Kilda.

Sounds like: Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines, Johnny Cash