Top Marks - Gig Recommendations for August 2019

As always our amazing city has an incredible line up of gigs going on, the cold weather is slowly dissipating, so leave your lounge rooms and get amongst what Melbourne has to offer.

- Mark


Brewtality Tote Hotel/Bendigo Hotel  Saturday 3rd August 

After a year of absence Brewtality is back bigger and stronger than ever, over two venues there is a line up of 35 bands, at a cost  of $43 , that's not much more than a $1 a band, this year it's headlined by Psycropitic ( Tas ) and hard core hitters High Tension, along with with other local bands El Colosso, Frankenbok, Coffin Wolf and KING, it’s a solid line up 

If you like leaving a gig with your ears bleeding, get along to this awesome festival. 


Quivers and Frances Fox - Fitzroy Pinnacle  August 3RD

The Pinny is one of Melbourne’s best pubs and they are always putting on great local bands, and this gig is a highlight of that local support. 

If you like classic indie rock/pop  Quivers are a band that won’t leave your turntable for months, they are the kind of band that would have been on a mix tape you made for that girl you liked in high school in the 90s. Think Go-Betweens, Clouds, etc. 

Get along for the Frances Fox as well, another ridiculously talented singer. 

Emily Wurrmara - Workers Club Sunday 4TH August 

fter winning Best Blues and Roots album at the 2019 AIR Awards for Milakburra, Emily must be on a massive high,  so she is playing at the Workers Club to celebrate, Emily has been writing songs since she was six, her songs reflect her life, her culture and her Indigenous heritage. 

It will be a beautiful intimate gig, the supports are Alice Skye, Josh Cashman, and Hannah Blackburn, who are all great artists in their own right. 


Bench Press - Northcote Social Club, Friday 9th August 

Bench Press are launching there album Not The Future Can’t be the Past, at the NSC, there brand of Lo-Fi punk has won them a huge support circle of fans, so no doubt this will be a sold out gig, supports come from Batpiss, Porpoise Spit and Pinch Points. 

It will be a  brutal night of psychotic mayhem, come get loose and then some.  


Art of Fighting - The Corner Hotel  16th August 

After and extended hiatus of  Art of Fighting are back with a string of shows to support their new album Luna Low,  on their new album AOF haven't skipped a beat, it is just as gorgeous and lush as any of their past releases, seeing the new material in the live setting will really accentuate there orchestral pop sound.

Supports come from Alice Skye and Sweet Whirl