Upcoming Cheap Melbourne Gigs

If there’s one problem with loving live music it’s that it really can get expensive sometimes. With that in mind I’ve compiled this list of great bands you can see in Melbourne over the coming months, all for less than $25 each (including six $15 or under!), which is phenomenal value for money.

If you’re somewhere else in Australia then make sure to check out the websites of the artists, there is a good chance that they are playing a similar gig at a venue near you.

Jonathan Boulet @ Northcote Social Club, 12th February


I’ve seen Jonathan live at Homebake, as well as featured him on Pluck, and there’s a very good reason for this: he is a fantastic musician, and I honestly believe 2010 may see him achieve international success. His debut self-titled album is certainly good enough. So make sure to catch him for such a small price while you still can.

The Aussie BBQ Showcase @ Corner Hotel, 23rd February


This promises to be a great night; almost a mini-festival, with some of the brightest Melbourne indie bands going around, including The Boat People and Oh Mercy, both of whom have been featured on Pluck, as well as The Crayon Fields, Wagons, and more.

The Big Scary @ The Workers’ Club, 26th February


This duo is just awesome- I missed out when they opened for British India but they were apparently impressive, and this will be an enjoyable intimate gig.

Hungry Kids Of Hungary @ The East Brunswick Club, 27th February


I haven’t seen these guys live before, but their reputation as a great live act precedes them. I am also rather excited about openers Boy And Bear, who are a very promising new talent.

Yves Klein Blue @ Corner Hotel, 19th March


Seeing Yves Klein Blue for $15 is incredible value in itself, but throw in openers Cloud Control and Last Dinosaurs, both of whom I’ve written about here on Pluck before, and this really is out of this world value for money. If there is one gig on this list you attend, I strongly suggest this one.

British India @ The HiFi, 20th March


These guys sure know how to put on a live show and work a crowd up into a frenzy, and The HiFi represents a significant step-up in venue size for them. But it’s great to see the boys have still managed to keep their prices low.

The Boat People @ The Workers’ Club, 26th March


Great band, intimate venue, miniscule price. Enough said.

I’ll be trying to make it to as many of these gigs as I possibly can, so I might see you there. Long live the Melbourne live music scene.

One Response to “Upcoming Cheap Melbourne Gigs”

  1. If you guys are looking for free-but-fun music, check out the Cabbie-oke cabs in Melbourne this weekend. I heard that you get featured on the YouTube channel and also get a Nokia E71 through votes..

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