303 Gig Guide
May
25
Jun 16

303 Gig Guide

Thursday 25th May – ‘soul funk’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Cookin On 3 Burners

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/cookinon3burners

 

Friday 26th May – ‘folk rock’

Gostwyck + Bollard + Georgia Smith


7pm, $5

www.facebook.com/events/428843050797906

 


Saturday 27th May – ‘drum & dance’

West African Drumming & Dance Party (Live performances & Azonto DJs)


8pm

www.facebook.com/events/601370276719436

 

Sunday 28th May – ‘blues, soul, rnb’

Jamie MacDowell Hammond Combo

7pm

www.facebook.com/jamiemacdowell

 

Monday 29th May – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Munki

8pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

 

Tuesday 30th May – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

 

Wednesday 31st May– ‘jazz’

Fight Club All Stars + FABRIC

8:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/286629461794127

 

Thursday 1st June – ‘funk blues rock’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Buttered Loaf

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/Buttered-Loaf-34729389745

 


Friday 2nd June – ‘funk, neo soul, asylum seekers benefit’

Rhythm of Rights feat: Squid Nebula, Cool Bananas, Lunatones, MC’s


7pm, $5 donation

www.facebook.com/events/1419624731432219

 


Saturday 3rd June – ‘mystical folk’

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan


3pm, donation

www.malwebb.com

+

Wendy Rule


8pm, $20

www.wendyrule.com

 

Sunday 4th June – ‘songwriters & jazz, blues’

Darebin Songwriters Guild

3:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/darebinsongwritersguild

+

Eureka

7:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/1247145852021726

Monday 5th June – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 

Tuesday 6th June – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free

www.muk.com.au

 

Wednesday 7th June – ‘jazz’

The Emergent Euphoric Experience Of Energy Music + Maria Moles

8pm, $5

www.joshkellymusic.com
www.facebook.com/events/432861410404637

 


Thursday 8th June – ‘folk rock’

Peny Bohan + Faux Phoenix + Joni Shiela

7:30pm doors, $5

www.facebook.com/penybohan

 


Friday 9th June – ‘rock, punk’

Minetta + Clove + Starting Fires + Bush League + Capital City Goofball

7pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/events/895190670620020

 


Saturday 10th June – ‘soul’

TBA


8pm

 

Sunday 11th June – ‘rock’

Loud Love + Velvet Ismans + The Yeah Yeah Nahs + Blackfretz + The Mull Ready Band

7pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/193143341207815

May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Jamie MacDowell Hammond Combo

Jamie MacDowell’s Hammond Combo is the new instrumental project from Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Jamie MacDowell. After selling out shows at a slew of international festivals as one half of guitar/beatboxing duo Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum, he’s bringing it home to Melbourne to give his tunes the Hammond treatment. Joined by Felix Elliot-Dedman on keyboards and Holly Norman on drums, the band is a platform for MacDowell’s lyrically acrobatic showmanship, weaving together flavours of blues, jazz, RnB, and soul, to create anthems of truth for the everyman that pack a meaningful punch. Original music dished up with elongated jams, hypnotic syncopation, tasty organ licks and a 10% chance of
spontaneously breaking into a Destiny’s Child rap.

Bohjass + Munki
May
29
8:00 pm20:00

Bohjass + Munki

Bohjass + Munki

8pm, donation entry

http://www.timpledger.com/bohjass.html

bohjass are...

ali watts electric bass
belinda woods flutes
micka power gtr
oscar francais pino noir
luigi cuban missile portararo on oh oh conga (who remembers "the banana splits"?)
harry renaldo on persuasive percusso rain
daniela bratwurst the third on battery inspired dream

chewy lewis in chicken tray, assorted globules of thought and misrceant

and lastly, mostly leastly but never leslie

the ingratiable uncle e on woodwind macabre

Bohjass is Tim Pledger's longest running band. Bohjass began in 1986 as a trio called Bohemian Jazz. Over the years Bohjass has played in many locations including a long standing residency at the Glengarry Castle Hotel in Redfern Sydney and many country NSW tours. After moving to Melbourne in early 1993 with his band Sufi Dervish, Tim reformed Bohjass after teaming up with musicians at NMIT in Collingwood in 1994. In 1995 Tim entered VCA under the direction of the legendary Brian Brown and met up with like minded improvisors including Belinda Woods, John O'Hagan, Will Guthrie, Cam Macallister, Will Poskitt and many others. In 1997 Bohjass won the VCA Atheneum Award as best Ensemble in the Improvisation stream. Bohjass has played in many venues over the years including the Sydney Opera House and  Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and has appeared at many festivals including Folk Rhythm and Life, quite a few Fringe festivals, Jazz Fringe festivals, The Quiet Music Festival, many High Vibes Festivals on High St Northcote and most recently at the Falls Festival at Lorne.

May
31
8:30 pm20:30

Fight Club All Stars + FABRIC

Ferella’s Fight Club feat: Reuben Lewis & Scott McConnachie + Michael Meagher & Jenny Barnes Duo

Fight Club is back for Round #4. Five weeks of workouts of the musical kind. Here it is:
3rd Michael Meagher & Jenny Barnes Duo 8.30
Fight Club-Reuben Lewis & Scott McConnachie 9.30
10th Fight Club-Tom Mansfield
9.30 FABRIC
17th Fight Club-Geoff Hughes & Scott McConnachie
24th Fight Club-Ziggy Zietgiest & Reuben Lewis
9.30 FABRIC
31st Fight Club All Stars
9.30 FABRIC

Fabric- Rammers sax Meagher bass Ferella drums

Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

Buttered Loaf

Sam Cope - Hammond C3
Selwyn Cozens - Drums
Gideon Cozens - Guitar
Joe Greenway - Sax
Yuri Pavlinov - Bass

Buttered Loaf are Melbourne's rough 'n' ready gurus of gritty funk and reggae-laden roots, rock and soul music. Moonlighting as half of the legendary supergroup FRANKENSTEIN, they are Melbourne's most prolifically unproductive band and are proud of it!

8pm, $10

Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Rhythm of Rights! Asylum Seekers Benefit

Rhythm of Rights is an event born out of appreciation for music, collaboration, hard work and care.

A fundraiser benefit for - Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC) and Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers (MAFA) - organisations that work tirelessly to support and assist the asylum seeker communities and a platform for the funky rhythms of local bands to grace the same stage.

$5 DONATION ON THE DOOR, all proceeds go to ASRC

LINE UP
*** Squid Nebula
*** Cool Bananas
*** members of Lunatones

MC Raka Supriatna
Speakers from both ASRC and MAFA
Art/Craft stall, courtesy of MAFA

at Bar 303

Come on down &
show your support
for community
and creative
collaborations

***

We are a group of Melbourne Polytechnic students studying Music Industry/Performance. We have been given as assessed task by our school to organise and produce a live music event and this here is the product.

***

Everyone is welcome, though this event is not accessible via wheelchair and is also an +18 venue, unless minors are accompanied by a guardian.

***
The organisers of this event acknowledge that this event and the work in the lead up to the event takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty has not been ceded.

Jun
3
3:00 pm15:00

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

3pm, free entry/paid exit (donation)

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan

Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who's played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal's nutsness. Their arrangements are intricate and playful. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.

Around the world and into your brain, vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal Webb sings his songs about all manner of stuff. He's like Bobby McFerrin, Aphex Twin and Cole Porter playing scrabble. Ebulliently eclectic. Nefariously varied. Family fun free from facile frippery. "You're a freak!"-Ani DiFranco

www.malwebb.com

Wendy Rule
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Wendy Rule

WENDY RULE - Melbourne Concert

WITH RACHEL SAMUEL
WILLIAM GRIFFITHS AND TIMOTHY VAN DIEST
Tickets $20 / $15 at the door
Doors Open 8pm, show starts 8.30


Tickets are $20 or $15 for low income, and are available at the door on the night. Doors will open 8pm, and show starts at 8.30, but feel free to come early for pre show drink in the front bar. Allow plenty of time to find a car park on this busy street, or better yet, catch the 86 tram that stops right outside.

www.wendyrule.com

Wild, passionate and empowering, Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule, weaves together music, story and ritual to take her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Drawing on her deep love of Nature and lifelong fascination with the worlds of mythology and Magic, Wendy’s songs combine irresistible melodies with rich aural textures and a rare personal honesty to create spiritual music.

Dark, sensual, sonic theatre…compelling stuff.
Rolling Stone Australia

Darebin Songwriters Guild
Jun
4
3:30 pm15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild


3:30–6:30pm, free
You are invited into the traditional back room of Bar 303, with the comfy couches, the well known stage, the friends, the atmosphere and the sharing of music.  Have a mulled wine, listen to the tunes and be part of our Darebin music community.

Melbourne might be getting ready to hibernate, but deep in the musical caves we are famous for, the music is always warm!

It will be an awesome line up this month, with new performers, long time performers and lots of talent!

Appearing at the Guild in June, in no particular order, will be:
Eddie Ink

Matthew Dean

Ruth Parker

Sam Terranova

Christina Green

Rachel Wilson

Malcolm Turnbull

Neil Gardner

Nathan Chapman

Phil Hudson

Your hosts, Fiona Claire and Dean Lombard, welcome everyone to the DSG for music and friendship.

We'll see you there!

Upcoming Session dates for 2017:

6 August
1 October
3 December

 

 

For more information about the Guild, see our website or Facebook page

Members of the Guild take turns playing three-song sets of their original material. Sessions happen monthly on Sunday afternoons at 303, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Email sessions@darebinsongwritersguild.org to book a spot.

www.facebook.com/darebinsongwritersguild

Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Jun
5
8:00 pm20:00

Yarra Banks 303 Jam

The Yarra Banks Jam is back on for the first and third Monday of every month, featuring the inimitable face melter Raleigh Williams on vocals, plus our totally pimped out house band of salty Melbourne sea dogs [not actually salty, or sea dogs...a little bit salty maybe]. Bring your horn, guitar, sticks or whatever else you can make noise with down to Bar 303 on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, and scratch that soul, blues, jazz and funk itch you know you have, before it turns into a rash.


Jamming starts 8:15pm.

free entry

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

Klub M.U.K
Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

Klub M.U.K

Let There Be Uke!

Klub MUK is an Open Uke Stage the first Tuesday of each month at 303. All ukers welcome to get up and do their thang. Come early if you want to get your name on the list!


7:00pm, Free.


The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, M.U.K., is an open-armed gaggle of ukers of all ages and persuasions, each equipped with only four strings and the truth! With small egos and big dreams, they're on a crusade to bring the greatest glory to the humblest of instruments and put music back into the hands and hearts of the people.

www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelekollective


http://www.myspace.com/melbourneukulelekollective
 

The first ukulele group in Australia, the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective is still boldly going where no ukuleles have gone before. The “muk” is open to all who wish to join her, regardless of experience, and they delight in crossing borders, smashing boundaries and raising the humble ukulele to new heights! They perform in Art and Music Festivals, pubs, race courses, parks, theatres, schools and on the streets. In 2004 they proclaimed that the Ukulele Revolution had arrived. They now proclaim its glorious victory!

 

Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Cinecult303:

This week: 'Salvation', 1987

Here at CineCult303 we are absolute believers that in diversity we can find SALVATION! So we've decided to show the boys the door for a bit and give our gloriously sleazy stage to the ladies.

Following on from last months In My Skin, we are proud to present a VHS exclusive screening of the legendary Beth B's SALVATION!: HAVE YOU SAID YOUR PRAYERS TODAY from 1987.

Sex. Power. Money. All in the name of God.
Salvation targets the rise of televangalism, parodying the hypocrisy and madness of media and religion as only the 80s knew how.
Unavailable on any format other than VHS (you won't even find this on youtube and forget about finding a trailer), this lost oddity stars Exene Cervenka (best known for her work with punk band X), Stephen McHattie (Pontypool, Watchmen) and, in his debut performance, Viggo Mortensen!
Beth B was a key figure in the New York underground of the 70s & 80s, who most recently released the documentary EXPOSED. In addition to this hardcore street cred, SALVATION features original music produced for the film by New Order & Cabaret Voltaire.

Join us! Praise be to VHS and the Cinema Underground!
only at 303 High St Northcote.
Film starts at 7:30pm but get in early for comfier seats & drinks around the metaphorical fire.
Gold coin donation.


The feature will commence at 7:30pm but please arrive early to imbibe, and procur good seats.
A gold coin donation will garner you entry.


CineCult303 is a not-for-profit film night dedicated to keeping the weird alive. Gold coin donation for entry. All proceeds will be donated to local arts organisations to keep the weird growing.

www.facebook.com/groups/39995178148

www.facebook.com/events/1624294400921130

Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

Peanut Noir Comedy

Peanut Noir welcomes you to Northcote’s legendary Bar 303 for the very first ALT-COM-CHUCKLE-BOMB of the year...

Grab a drink, take a seat and enjoy some of Melbourne’s most restless comedic talent bringing you their weirdest and most wonderful work!

TUES 17 JAN @7.30pm FREE ENTRY

Your host for the evening is Alex Chilton

This month’s stellar cast includes:

Natalie Harris
Lisa-Skye
Sharnema Nougar
David Tieck
Rob Caruana
Rose Bishop
Winston Macadamia-Smith
and MORE!

Jun
29
8:00 pm20:00

'Kickin the B' Hammond Sessions

Double header with The Po Boys and Miles Henry Trio

www.facebook.com/po.boys.soul

This is the rhythm section of local soul legends- Fulton Street. Get your stank faces on because they jam pretty hard.

Doors @ 8pm, only $10 entry, and music from 9-11pm. Git you self down for some funky hammond grooves!

THE PO BOYS:
The Po’ Boys are a collection of noise makers who have come together as a result of their mutual love for classic soul rhythm sections from the 60’s and 70’s. Drawing inspiration from bands such as The JB’s, The MG’s, The Meters and more contemporary bands such as The New Mastersounds and Vulfpeck, The Po’ Boys have profoundly explored the term ‘groove.’
Featuring special guests Rob Simone and Lauren Brydie.

THE MILES HENRY TRIO:
The Miles Henry Trio pulls out the tonewheel grease from deep in the pocket to bring you their original grooves, and pay homage to the likes of Brother Jack McDuff, Milt Buckner and Steve Jordan. Featuring Quentin Roth on Hammond, Miles Henry on the drum kit, and Angus Radley on bass, the trio returns to 303 for this sermon of the holy boogaloo. Special guest to be announced.

$10 ENTRY - DOORS FROM 8pm
MUSIC FROM 9pm

Aug
2
8:30 pm20:30

Julien Wilson 'B for Chicken' Quartet

 

For the last two decades Julien has been an exciting and integral member of the Australian Jazz Scene. His tenor saxophone style can cover an incredibly broad stylistic and emotional range and is featured on over 60 CD's. He has received a number of prestigious awards, both personally, and as an integral member of a variety of critically acclaimed co-operative bands. In 2013 he formed Lionsharecords to release and distribute his own recordings. His work with the label was recognised by the 2015 APRA Art Music Award for EXCELLENCE IN JAZZ.

8:30pm

http://julienwilson.com/

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic


May
27
8:00 pm20:00

West African Drum & Dance Party

Our colourful show will portray West African culture through rhythms, songs, and movement incorporating African dance and drumming at its best with Aboriginal didgeridoo. Come and see our high energy blend of West African and Aboriginal culture . An original performance, not seen anywhere else.

The evening will include:

Mic Neda

Azonto Mix (DJ Marrs and DJ Vyruz

Shabba/Dancer (Ghana

Kofi Kunkpe/Drummer (Ghana

Julius Bright Sackey/Dancer (Ghana

Nii Kpakpo Addo/Dancer (Ghana

Mohamed Camra ( Guinea

Doors Open at 8:00PM

Entry fee $20

www.facebook.com/events/188302414867328

May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Bollard + Gostwyck + Georgia Smith Band

"The more they play, the angrier they get!"

Local acts Bollard and Georgia Smith team up with Sydney band Gostwyck for the Melbourne leg of their single tour. Come down to 303 for a night of musical activity, have a couple of drinks on us and dance til ya can't dance no more.

$5 entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/428843050797906

Check out the bands here:

https://www.facebook.com/thebandbollard/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/gostwyckmusic/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/georgia.smith.music/?fref=ts

After the success of their debut EP ‘It’s All A Dream’ and tour which featured sold out headline shows in Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra, Sydney’s up and coming alt-rock six-piece Gostwyck are back, and set to celebrate the upcoming release their new single 'Riverstone' on The Riverstone Tour.

The tune signals a new direction for the band, drawing on strong 80’s New Wave influences channeling the arena sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen and The Cure while holding steadfast to the ambient aesthetic reminiscent of The War on Drugs and Gang of Youths. Having spent the last six months refining their recorded and live sound with accomplished producer Lewis Mitchell (The Parliament Studios), Gostwyck are back with their punchy and mesmerising live show, embarking on The Riverstone Tour this April, May and June!

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"The more they play, the angrier they get!" - Jack Anstey

"Bollard are definitely the kind of guys that would wear sunglasses indoors." - Barman Geoff

Co-Headlining with Gostwyck on the Melbourne leg of their Riverstone Tour are local newcomers Bollard. Expect fuzzy guitars and driving rhythms influenced by bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Drones & Gang of Four, and lyrics that vascillate between philosophical musing and modern Australian storytelling.

May
23
7:00 pm19:00

Amnesty International 'Gayby Baby'

Come along to Amnesty Northcote’s FREE screening of Gayby Baby!

This screening will feature a talk from a leader within the LGBT community. We hope to raise awareness and promote discussion about the LGBT rights movement.

About the film:

Gayby Baby is a documentary about kids raised by same-sex couples. These numbers are growing worldwide – who are these kids? What do they think about having same-sex parents? Do they face different issues to other kids?

This documentary is told from the perspective of the kids, providing an intimate and human account of four children and their families.

www.amnesty.org.au/events/northcote-action-group-gayby-baby-film-night

May
22
8:00 pm20:00

ISM

Music from their recent release "This Canvas", as well as some new pieces and some old favorites.

Isaac Gunnoo - bass
Selene Messinis - piano
Maddison Carter - drums

Music from 8:30pm
Donation Entry

www.facebook.com/ismensemble

May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Boadz plays Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson was able to heavily influence the shape of popular music throughout the 20th century, despite being virtually unknown until several decades after his death and only recording a total of 29 different songs.

Come along and hear his entire recorded works performed live by one of Melbourne's most exciting guitar players - BOADZ.

May
19
7:00 pm19:00

CITIZENS CIRCUS

A free night of cabaret, music, poetry, performance art, film, comedy and more! Tonight's theme: Angels, Devils and other mythical creatures. Prizes for the best dressed mythical creature!

Tonight's supernatural feast includes:

*our favourite little devil, Tim Train

*the astonishing shapeshifter Brendan Bonsack

*seraphic songs and demonic ditties from...
The Citizens Band (Sjaak de Jong, Graham Twist, Bernadette Brogan, Anna Fern)

and more!



Entry is FREE to all who come colourfully attired, $5 for anyone wearing black.
 

May
18
7:30 pm19:30

Totally Gourdgeous

Don't miss this rare Melbourne appearance of Totally Gourdgeous.

Thursday May 18, 7:30pm.

They'll be trying out a bunch of exciting new material from their album-in-the-making, "Gourd in the Act".

Formed in 1998, Australian band Totally Gourdgeous is four singer/songwriter/musicians united under gourd. Indeed, playing instruments made from woody cucurbits, they make a manic, organic, folk/funk philosophy to feed your wildest pumpkin longings. Penelope Swales (guitar), Carl Pannuzzo (drums), Mal Webb (bass/mbira) and Andrew Clermont (violin/mandolin/guitar). Songs by themselves and a few dear friends. Imagine Joni Mitchell and James Brown getting down in Bob Marley's pumpkin patch via the Muppets. Infectious eclectic beauty in the gourdiest of costumes. All the instruments are made by Penelope under the guidance of world renowned luthier, Jack Spira.

www.facebook.com/totallygourdgeous

May
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Gallant Trees + Birthday Girl

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The Gallant Trees will be releasing their much awaited first digital single off their new album Open Book Syndrome 'Too Many Snakes' at 303 in Northcote. Supported by Birthday Girl (featuring Prairie Nischler). This will be entry by Gold Coin, extra if you would like a download to the single.

May
7
6:00 pm18:00

The Jackrabbits + Sabrina Lawrie & The Hunting Party + Rambo Fox

Sabrina Lawrie is in town with her band The Hunting Party for the weekend, all the way from sunny Brisbane and she will be stepping out solo with her Gibson SG to close out her time in Melbourne at 303 with special guests The Jackrabbits and a debut gig from Rambo Fox!!

Set your faces to WOW!! Gonna be amazeballs \m/

7-Rambo Fox

8-The Jackrabbits

9-Sabrina Lawrie (& the hunting party)

$10 at the door from 6pm

May
7
3:30 pm15:30

Tullara

We're playing from 3:30-4:30pm. $10 entry/or by donation at the door. It'll be our last show in Melbourne until later in the year! :)
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Off the back of performing at Australia's largest folk festivals, including Woodford Folk Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival, 23 year old Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist ‘Tullara' has quickly developed a reputation as one of the country’s brightest up and coming performers. Renowned for her guitar playing, described as “beautifully complex and intricate while within an instant raw and powerful”, Tullara has an endearing stage presence and high energy performance.

“Tullara has a way with words and a way with that guitar. She's a gifted artist just at the beginning of what looks to be a promising adventure ahead.” - John Butler

www.facebook.com/tullaramusic

May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Human Rites + Fortress of Narzod + Seance Mystere

Come join us this saturday as we chuck on our best Lowies, pack the maggy up and "go up the street for smokes" and a couple of cheeky ones at beautiful Bar 303 with our friends Fortress of Narzod and Seance Mystere. $8 on the door

May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Sansonus + Bitterfruitt + Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy

Sansonus are an ex-VHS rental store turned high energy drunken pop act. Once described as "80s heartthrob music with rabies" the band teeter on the edge of accessible danceable pop with a pinch of psychedelic fear.

Also playing are: 

Bitterfruitt. Unique 5 piece alternative project with delicious grooves and rich female vocals. 

As well as :

Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy. 

www.facebook.com/events/1918080775108992

May
4
8:00 pm20:00

Paul Williamson’s Hammond Combo - 'kickin the B'

Paul Williamson’s Hammond Combo. Australia's most distinctive Hammond band - Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo - has been a household name for more years than many can remember. They set the benchmark years ago, yet still go out on a limb to stretch their musicallity due to the skills of the members. Lead by Paul Williamson on baritone/tenor sax/cool vocals, with Michael Jordan hitting those skins ever so artistically, the wailing/grinding Hammond sound comes from no other than Timothy Neal.

303 Hammond night: 1st & last Thursdays.

Doors @ 8pm Performance 9.00-11.00pm $10 entry

Different Hammond player every time. Next Hammond Session: - Thur 25th May – Cookin’ on 3 Burners.

Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Dougal & The Sunken Sea and Ioda Rosa

Cruise down High Street and be whisked into the warm embrace of some perfectly moody tunes oozing out of the glorious doors of 303...

Ioda Rosa are still soaring off the back of their debut album "Ferris Wheel" released in August last year. They've got a huge catalog of new material to play; come and listen to their dark, swooning, rumbling post rock textures and be immersed in their emotional storytelling and dry humour.

Dougal & The Sunken Sea are going to be blasting some new art rock anthems - Come for the polyrhythms, stay for the feelings!
Witness our crunchy harmonic material and bonkers rhythms as Dougal wails about anxiety and the fragility of youth and grumbles about politics and existentialism.
We released a two track EP last year and we're ready to start trialling some new tunes in preparation for another release.
You'll hear some oldies, some goodies and some rearranged solo tunes, as well as some new bangers that you can bounce along to!

Tickets are $10 at the door.

www.facebook.com/DatSSband

Apr
23
7:00 pm19:00

ISLA KA + The Flying So High-Os + DOG CUNTZ + Erin Watkins

***Pot Chuckas present***

Erin Watkins -
beaut songs by a beaut gal whom we love!

DOG CUNTZ -
badass songs by badass dudes Raph & Sam who are putting out a debut LP soon through their label, Only Once Records!
https://www.facebook.com/dcntz/

ISLA KA -
me singing songs about being heartbroken and the world's injustices but mostly just about being heartbroken, with Dave on double bass!
https://www.facebook.com/islakamusic/

The Flying So High-Os -
hard folk big dogs and one of my favourite bands to grace the earth with killer melodies and a trumpet, yee!
https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSoHighOs/

Doors at 7 thirt for 5 $

Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

Clunk Orchestra

jazz meets rock

4pm -6pm, free entry

 

Ron Anderson - Alto , Tenor , Soprano saxophones and Flute

Mike Hirsh - Drums

Ben Harmsen - Bass

Geoff Spooner - Guitar

Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

IRIE + Dj Verse@ille

Free Entry

Irie is arguably the longest running original reggae act in Melbourne. Originally a 8-12 piece outfit, last year Irie went through a major revamp. Inspired by the constant re-inventing of Reggae and using the latest music technology, they operate as a tight and heavy 4 piece.

Queen Charmaine melodies weave through wicked grooves, drum and bass courtesy of Ranji Dread, sweetened up with Sax and Guitar by Ron and Brett. Add percussion to taste.

www.facebook.com/Irieband

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Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

Kid Dingo + The Mamas + Senivoda

Kid Dingo - The Mamas - Ola Milena (Senivoda)

Perth based rapper-songwriter Kid Dingo presents a bombastic brand of pop music, with roots deep in multiple music traditions and fresh AF raps. Having recently released his EP 'Wild', Kid Dingo makes his Melbourne debut with a live band. This is a musical slap to the face you didn't know you needed.

Keeping it soulful, Kid Dingo is joined by local superstars The Mamas: RnB, Soul, Funk and sweet 90's hiphop vibes from four of the sassiest vocalists you'll ever meet.

Opening the night, songstress Ola Milena is gracing us with a stripped back solo performance: A mix of soul, jazz, polish mountain folk and psychedelic rock. Songs of love and silliness. A Melbourne based dreamy waterfall.

$10

Doors at 7:30

Ben Carr Trio + Tripataka
Apr
19
8:00 pm20:00

Ben Carr Trio + Tripataka

www.bencarr.com.au

Ben Carr - Saxophone

Tom Lee - Contra Bass

Phil Collings - Drums

+ Tripataka featuring Adrian Sherriff, Jonathan Dimond, Adam King

The Ben Carr Trio are a modern jazz outfit, exploring a diverse musical world through composition and improvisation. The instrumentation of Tenor Saxophone, Contra Bass and Drum Kit, combine to create flowing lyrical balladry, hard swinging traditional jazz arrangements, the indomitable multi layered polyrhythm brew, and the unexplained.

http://www.jonathandimond.com/tripataka.html

http://www.bencarr.com.au

Apr
13
7:30 pm19:30

an evening of sensory wonderment

Following on from four exploratory releases in the early months of 2017; ezekielthomas now prepares to launch his solo project into the cosmos just in time for the Easter Weekend. In the veins of William Basinski, SONOIO and Assembler/Responder; ezekielthomas will bring his subtle, deliberate sounds to life on the stage of Bar 303.

With the help of long standing Melbourne sonic exploiters Gearóid Brinn, Daffodil 11 Day Interval and Shane Van Den Akker; the night is set to showcase the broad sonic palette each artist brings in a collaborative sensory experience that will make the night an absolutely umissable event!

Apr
12
8:00 pm20:00

Bohjass + Slipper


Donation entry. Cd's available at the door for $20.

'Thousand Footsteps' is expansive and broad, whereas 'Invisible Desert', recorded on the same day was more personal and intimate. 'Thousand Footsteps' is an allegory of change in a world of complacent discontent; a world where the future is unseen, unknown and extremely fragile.
The band once again shine in an atmosphere of musical alliance that portrays a beautiful yet simple comittment to wholistic music making.


Timothy Mark Pledger - Saxophones and Guitar
Alastair Watts - Bass Mick Power - Guitar,
Belinda Woods - Flutes Oscar France - Keyboard
Chris Lewis - Percussion Luigi Portararo - Percussion
Daniel Brates - Drums Harry Shaw Reynolds - Drums


Bohjass explore an aural terrain that celebrates European cinematic landscapes whilst traversing a cascading free jazz spirit.


Tim Pledger ~ sax
Belinda Woods ~ flute
Mick Power ~ guitar
Oscar France ~ keyboard/synth
Ali Watts ~ Bass
Daniel Brates ~ Drum kit
Harry Shaw-Reynolds ~ Drum kit
Chris Lewis ~ Percussion
Luigi Portararo ~ Percussion

www.facebook.com/bohjass

Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

Roman Tucker (Rocket Science) & Checkout + Matty Whittle

 Roman Tucker (Rocket Science) and Matty Whittle (God) perform for free at Bar 303,High Street Northcote.

Matty will play his debut solo set, with special guest appearance from Rachel Lendvay (BABY 8). Roman Tucker summons Micky Gino Zocchi (Acts Revelations) and James Baldwin (The New Pollution) in their new incarnation 'Checkout'.

Both Roman Tucker & Checkout and Matty Whittle will perform works old and new spanning three decades of discontent and estrangement.

Come bare witness, in an intimate setting off the street and in the window! Wine, Hammond, Leslie and guitars. Great stuff.

And all this is for FREE!!

8pm, free entry

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