Posted: 23 June, 2016
Springsteen, Jack Daniel's, Axis of Awesome, Fanning, The Beards
What's Doing is back with your top five things to do with your weekend, starting tonight.
Classic Album Club covers Bruce Springsteen (Thu Jun 23)
Every Thursday, Eddie’s Poolroom & Bar plays host to Classic Album Club with bands covering music’s biggest names. And they don’t come bigger than The Boss. Tonight it’s Thunder Road who go full Springsteen. Doors open 7.30pm and admission is only $15.
168 Chesterville Road, Cheltenham. https://www.facebook.com/classicalbumclub
Jack Daniel’s Barrel House (Fri Jun 24)
Yep. An actual Jack Daniel’s bar. In actual Melbourne. This actual weekend. Until July 3 in fact. From 5.30pm to midnight every day starting Friday. The special pop-up is to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the original Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. There’s a strong line-up of swing and rockabilly bands, cocktails, and special Southern American menu on hand and it’s free admission (although sadly not free Jack).
Crown Riverwalk, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank. www.facebook.com/JackDanielsAustralia/
Axis of Awesome (Sat Jun 25)
Six studio albums, multiple tours and famous all over the world for the classic ‘4 Chords’, the Axis of Awesome are in Yarraville for just one exclusive Melbourne show this Saturday as part of Yarraville Laughs. Funny, nerdy, cheery and catchy, if you need a reminder of why this should be on your weekend To-Do, here it is:
Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen Street, Yarraville. http://www.yarravillelaughs.com/gig/the-axis-of-awesome
Bernard Fanning – Unplugged Live (Sun Jun 26)
If you’ve enjoyed Triple M’s Record Of The Week this week, get down to NGV this Sunday where former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning will be performing. Hosted by Joe Laffer of The Panics, the day brings music and art together in the cool gallery space. And for more of Fanning and his brand new single ‘Wasting Time’, check out his interview with Ugly Phil in The Rubber Room below.
NGV Australia, 180 St Kilda Rd. http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/unplugged-live-10/
The Beards Farewell Tour (Sun Jun 24)
It's nearly your last chance to catch The Beards in Melbourne with their weekend shows at The Corner Hotel in Richmond. But with the Saturday gig already sold out, if you want to enjoy Australia’s number one beard-rock band live one final time on your doorstep, get yourself around them this Sunday before we wave goodbye to the beards once and for all. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are $30.
The Corner Hotel, Richmond. http://www.thebeards.com.au/