303 Gig Guide
Aug
18
to Sep 9

303 Gig Guide

Saturday 18th August – ‘reggae’

Funky Kingston

8:30pm, $15/$12

www.facebook.com/events/265428197374499

 

Sunday 19th August – ‘songwriters, folk’

Oliver Downes

3pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/793989304143094

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The Night Before Tomorrow + Black Orchid Stringband

6:30pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/480254705778663

 

Monday 20th August – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 

Tuesday 21st August – ‘comedy‘

Peanut Noir Comedy

7:30pm, free

www.facebook.com/Peanut-Noir-209379482821577

 

Wednesday 22nd August – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Damien Evans Band + Koi Kingdom

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 23rd August – ‘rock’

Eggy Band + Nothinge + Fieldmaps

7:30pm

www.facebook.com/events/217311178943566

 

Friday 24th August – ‘psych pop’

My Elephant Ride + Ms.45 + Silveria

7pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/649889382055808

 

Saturday 25th August – ‘electronica’

Homebase: Hypnotech (SF/Mel)

9pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/475993206187017

 

Sunday 26th August – ‘book launch n band’

Robert Lee Johnston

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/246131389339198

 

Monday 27th August – ‘rock, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/1608448302565567

 

Tuesday 28th August – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

 

Wednesday 29th August – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Brae Grimes Quintet + Osca France Trio

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 30th August – ‘funk, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Shackmen

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/thebamboos

 

Friday 31st August – ‘rock’

Sapphire Street + Back Pocket + Happy Morbid

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/1054883018003555

 

Saturday 1st September – ‘spoken word’

Melbourne Spoken Word presents Bill Moran + Tenda McFly, Anisa Nandaula, Scott Wings, Laniyuk Garcon-Mills

7pm, $15

www.facebook.com/events/493725174383534

 

Sunday 2nd September – ‘songwriters’

Jimmy O'Hare + Maximillian + Bec Goring

5pm doors, $10/$8

www.facebook.com/events/1706698922701043

Monday 3rd September – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 

Tuesday 4th September – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free

www.muk.com.au

 

Wednesday 5th September – ‘jazz’

Bohjass

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 6th September – ‘funk, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Putbacks

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/theputbacks

 

Friday 7th September – ‘rock’

Garlic Nun + more

8pm

 


Saturday 8th September – ‘rural aid fundraiser’

The Gami Gami Devils

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/217703948900600

 

Sunday 9th September – ‘rock, pop, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

4pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/1466030883506630

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Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + Damien Evans band + Koi Kingdom

 

Donation entry.

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

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Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

My Elephant Ride + Ms.45 + Silveria

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My Elephant Ride return with the second taste off their new album ‘Beyond the Skin’ coming out later in the year.

Other Side will be released on the 17th of August and to celebrate the band are playing a small run of shows. This will be the last chance to catch the band before the album drops.

Supporting on the night is the amazing Ms.45 and lovely Silveria.

$10 tix on the door

Can’t wait to boogie ♥♥

Presented by Wigwam Records

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Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

HomeBase - Hypnotech (SF/Mel)

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hosted by Hypnotech - In my life as a performing DJ (18 years now?! jeesh) I have done a few marathon sets, but never once in a public venue.

Usually these situations take place in strange and remote outdoor locations, or at bent private parties with an intimate group of very intoxicated people. Exploration with the limits of the mind and the diversity of sound I'll conjure from my music collection becomes a breeding ground for novelty and hallucination. Genres lose meaning, experimentation abounds, and music is truly the drug.

I'll have no idea what I'm going to play. We wont know where we are going until we begin. I'm aiming to speed up the tempo throughout the night, and by the end .... who knows where we will have been? Many have said "The journey is the reward" - Come along for the ride, going on an adventure is always better with friends.

Shiptu Shaboo Designs will be providing visual intoxicant projections for journey.

Bar 303 is intimate, has a great vibe and will provide the vessel for our trip.

Timeslots:

9-10 : Slow
10-11 : Faster
11-12 : Faster
12-1 : Fastest
1-2 : ????

August 25th, 2018 : Bar 303 : $10 on the door
303 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, Australia 3070

More information to come.

ABOUT HOMEBASS:

Homebass Melbourne is curated & run by Hypnotech, Griff, KODIAK KID and Auramechanic. Some of Melbourne's finest DJ's/producers and gentlemen. All brought together by the love of dope music and having a good time. We want to play you our favorite tunes, and we'll be doing it every last Saturday of the month at Bar 303

THE PLAN:

Each month will be hosted and curated by one of the residents.

July 28th - hosted by KODIAK KID
August 25th - hosted by Hypnotech
September 29th - hosted by Griff
October 27th - hosted by Auramechanic

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Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Book Launch- Robert Lee Johnston

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Everybody is welcome to join Robert Lee Johnston's book launch celebration.Meet the author, and book signing for both Tribute and Lucifer On Leave. This is a free event to attend and there will be light entertainment in the form of an MC, plus a live local band performing songs from both the novels. The Bar 303 launch will be an adults only celebration and a casual intoxicating good evening should be had by all. See you all at the launch!

https://robertleejohnston.net

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Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Melbourne Polytechnic Music Performance Diploma & Advanced Diploma Recitals

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Join us for our awesome Advanced Diploma & Diploma Music Performance students presenting their Group and Solo Recitals - a FREE night of fun tunes across styles of contemporary music in the relaxed vibes of 303. There will be some familiar-yet-fresh versions of Australian contemporary music, as well as some tasty jazz renditions. With all the culinary delights of High St Northcote but a moment away, come out and join us for a lovely social evening and kick off your week with some great live music!

www.facebook.com/melbpolymusic

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Smiling Politely - comedy
Aug
28
7:30 PM19:30

Smiling Politely - comedy

*Don't Stop Me Now by Queen plays, but with Freddy on vocals and obviously not Adam Lambert*

These bunch of rag-tag scalliwags are at it again and bringing a bevy of sick acts with us!

GREELEY has been a main-stay of the Australian underground hip-hop scene for years now. He made a name in many high-profile rap battles facing off with the likes of 360, Kerser and Manaz Ill, and as a performer supporting acts international acts such as Xzibit, Ghostface Killa and GZA. He's now taken the dive in to stand-up comedy and is making a BIG splash in Tassie, and ready to take on the rest of Australia!

ALSO FEATURING:
James G Warren
Maedi Prichard
Brent Watkinson
Urvi Majumdar
Emesha Rudolf

MC DAISY BERRY

Aaaaaand as always, sign up for open mic from 7:30pm!

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

Smiling Politely is a monthly comedy room at 303. It's a mixture of experienced comics and opec mic.

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Bohjass + Brae Grimes Quintet + Osca France Trio
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + Brae Grimes Quintet + Osca France Trio

 

7:30pm, 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.

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Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Shackmen- 'Kickin' the B' Hammond Night

The Shackmen

Shackmen featuring Ben Grayson - Hammond, Lance Ferguson - Gtr.

Introducing the Shackmen. A very rare coming together of old friends who happen to

make up one of the best rhythm sections in the country. The engine room of legendary

Melbourne funk gods The Bamboos for 10 years, they are now the mystical unicorn of

funk rhythm sections. A special gig not to be missed!

Ben Grayson (hammond), Lance Ferguson (gtr), Yuri Pavlinov (bass) & Daniel Farrugia (drums)
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Doors at 8.00pm - Performance time: 9.00pm - 11.00pm

Entry - $10

The Leslie will be spinning and the tone wheels in the mighty vintage B3 style Hammond

Organ will be grinding to the music from Australia's finest Hammond Organ players

with their highly acclaimed rhythmn sections and surprise guest musicians.

 

303 Bar is ‘pulling out all the stops’ and has installed a big and beautiful vintage 60’s Hammond organ (B3 in a churchy cabinet) and mighty ‘Leslie’ rotary speaker in the front bar. Few, if any, venues are lucky enough to permanently host the incredible and unique sounds produced by this dynamic combination. We all know - there is no substitute for the real thing.

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Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Sapphire Street + Back Pocket + Happy Morbid

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You know what's coming, this SICKk lineup is gon be on stage, in the flesh, jamming absolute grooves at Bar 303 for an even SICKer night.

Charging through with their onslaught of fiery psychedelic rock is Sapphire Street gearing up to shake this place to the ground, alongside the mystical prowess that is Back Pocket's slamming, straight-from-the-soul funkness, and raging grungey two piece happy morbid bringing their fuzzed hysteria and dazzling drumbeats back to their home turf. All this together is adding up to a show that is just oh so much bigger than anything you can even perceive, so come down, grab a beer, have a freakin boogie.

Doors 8:00pm

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Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

Melbourne Spoken Word presents Bill Moran

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Melbourne Spoken Word is excited to bring you back Texan poet, Bill Moran, following previous tours of Australia. Bill has been a regular guest of Melbourne Spoken Word over the years, and the starting point for MSW hosting international spoken word artists. He also one of the most original and unique voices in spoken word at the moment. His 2018 Australian tour is not to be missed.

$15/12 pre-booked or $20/15 on the door.

Supported by Tenda McFly, Anisa Nandaula, Scott Wings and Laniyuk Garcon-Mills

BILL MORAN is a performance poet from Houston, TX. He is a two-time Austin Poetry Slam Champion, and has an MFA Poetry degree from Louisiana State University. He has toured regularly since 2011, performing and teaching throughout Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the US. His work has been featured on Button Poetry, University of Hell Press, Alien Mouth, Pressure Gauge Press, and Phoebe. He currently lives and works in Houston as a teaching artist for Writers in the Schools, and his solo debut book 'Oh God Get Out Get Out' is now available through Write Bloody Publishing.

TENDA MCFLY is a rapper and spoken word poet living and working in Melbourne. His material is mesmerizing and thought-provoking, offering a youthful intelligence that is representative of both his life experience and his generation. Tenda McFly is this year's Slamalamadingdong's Grand Slam Champion. His most recent project is titled Memoirs.

ANISA NANDAULA is the 2016 Queensland poetry slam champion, the runner up Australian poetry slam champion and nationally renowned poet. This published poet has performed her work at festivals around the country such as the Queensland poetry festival, Townsville Multicultural festival, Women of the world festival and African Australian film festival. Her unique and captivating exploration of identity and politics has been showcased at the Sydney Opera house, Slama Lama ding dong in Melbourne and Adelaide writers center. Her combination performance, engaging use of language and profound ideas can capture the heart of any audience. She is a published author releasing her debut collection titled Melanin Garden

SCOTT WINGS (Scott Sneddon) is a performance artist with a highly physical, poetic lineage. He is a passionate and consistent curator of shows, collaborations and host of events that embolden people and spaces including Art Party and Ruckus Slam Melbourne. Scott’s performance and writing credits include: Poetic Threads, commissioned by Red Room and The National Art Gallery Of NSW; Whiplash at Dancehouse (VIC), The Butterfly Club (VIC), Jungle Love Festival (QLD) and Underground Arts Festival (QLD); Yum Lab development residency atf Metro Arts’ (QLD) ; Food Fight live art performance with Chai Vivan (Malaysia); Nightlight Physical theatre with The Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity (Singapore); and 1 Table 2 Chairs Series with The Theatre Practice (Singapore). Scott’s work has been presented at The Edinburgh, Adelaide, Perth World and Melbourne Fringe Festivals; Melbourne Comedy Festival; and independently in spaces both site-specific and traditional theatres across the world. Scott currently lectures in drama at Melbourne University, Trinity College.

LANIYUK was born of a French mother and a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji father. Her poetry and short memoir often reflects the intersectionality of her cross cultural and queer identity. She was fortunate enough to contribute to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives as well as winning the Indigenous residency for Canberra's Noted Writers Festival 2017. Laniyuk received Overland’s Writers Residency for 2018 as well as being shortlisted for Overland’s 2018 Nakata-Brophy poetry prize.

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Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

Maximillian + Jimmy O’Hare

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Jimmy O’Hare and Maximillian are two young guitarists ready to strut and fret one of Melbourne’s premier local stages. For this special show, Jimmy O’Hare and Maximillian will debut a fresh guitar alliance, teaming up with special guest, soul troubadour Bec Goring. Together the three acts represent the some of Victoria’s most promising new guitar talent.

Jimmy O’Hare and Maximillian first met at music school, where they both put countless hours into honing their craft and finding their own sounds. Following in the colossal footsteps of their forbearers, they are ready make their mark amidst a thriving landscape of Australian guitarists. Melbourne’s eclectic music scene offers an audience hungry to embrace Jimmy’s command for riff-driven fingerstyle or Maximillian’s originals cut from Brazil’s cloth of guitar and vocal poets.

Jimmy was born and raised in the shadow of the Macedon Ranges, and honed his fingers on the likes of Maneli Jamal, Andy McKee and Australian legend Tommy Emmanuel. Open-tunings and a percussive vision for the guitar thrusts Jimmy among a growing movement of guitarists reimagining the trajectory of the instrument. A stagecraft innovator, Jimmy continues to dazzle audiences with both a delicacy of touch and a knack for powerful grooves.

Maximillian hails from Victoria’s Surf Coast, where he spent his childhood listening to an array of guitar heroes like Leo Kottke and Brazil’s Baden-Powell. Absorbing other influences from both North and South America, Maximillian represents the collision of transcontinental guitar cultures. His 2017 debut self-titled album featured his original Brazilian seven-string guitar and vocal stylings, showcasing this variety of influences, which he weaves into his original music. Fresh off tour supporting Australian veteran Xavier Rudd on his recent Walk Away Australian leg, Maximillian is eager to hit the stage in his local neighbourhood.

Despite hitting on different styles and nurturing their individuality, Jimmy O’Hare and Maximillian mutually promise a command of their guitars, an infectious passion for their art and a vitality for performance, a trademark of their youth.

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Klub M.U.K
Sep
4
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!

 

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Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Putbacks -'Kickin the B' Hammond Sessions

The PutBacks have established themselves as one of the premier funk outfits in Australia. In their career they have opened for The Bamboos, Electric Empire and Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, as well as international funk and soul icons The Menahan Street Band featuring Charles Bradley, and Booker T Jones. In May 2012 The PutBacks were chosen as the house band for the infamous Prince after party at the Hi Fi Bar. The PutBacks were also house band for Arts Centre Melbourne’s 2011 and 2012 Big Notes production, featuring the likes of Emma Donovan and Mantra.

www.facebook.com/theputbacks

 


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

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Wendy Rule
Sep
14
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

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Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Julien Wilson 'BforChicken'

BAAP @ 7.30 - BforChicken from 9ish

Free entry but donations always most welcome and gratefully accepted:

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.

7:30pm, donation entry

http://julienwilson.com/

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic

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Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Hammond night: The Artie styles Quartet

The Thursday Hammond Sessions - Kickin The B at 303 are presented on the first and last Thursdays of each month The Leslie will be spinning and the tone wheels in the mighty vintage B3 style Hammond Organ will be grinding .

The Artie styles Quartet: Serving up a tasting platter of jazz, soul, funk and RnB with a side of fiery improvisation.

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/theartiestylesquartet

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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Oct
7
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

Come on in and down to the back room at Bar 303, where you'll be warmed on a cold August Sunday afternoon by friends and music.  There's wine to be had and songs to be sung.  It's the best place to be in Melbourne's blustery inner suburbs and the best place to hear our local singer songwriters.

We’ll be hearing from:
Mats Bjorkland
Kathryn Clements
Kira Janowsky
Richard Graham
Ruth Parker
Fiona Claire and Michael Macdermid
Sam Terranova
Dean Lombard
Gill Sealby
Suzette Herft
See you there.

www.facebook.com/darebinsongwritersguild

Darebin Songwriters Guild was established for songwriters in the City of Darebin [Melbourne] to meet, collaborate and perform. All are welcome to events.

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Oct
25
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

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The Miles Henry Trio - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Miles Henry Trio - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night

Doors at 8.00pm - Performance time: 9.00pm - 11.00pm

Entry - $10

The Leslie will be spinning and the tone wheels in the mighty vintage B3 style Hammond

Organ will be grinding to the music from Australia's finest Hammond Organ players

with their highly acclaimed rhythmn sections and surprise guest musicians.

 

303 Bar is ‘pulling out all the stops’ and has installed a big and beautiful vintage 60’s Hammond organ (B3 in a churchy cabinet) and mighty ‘Leslie’ rotary speaker in the front bar. Few, if any, venues are lucky enough to permanently host the incredible and unique sounds produced by this dynamic combination. We all know - there is no substitute for the real thing.

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Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

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!

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Yarra Banks 303 Jam

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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

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Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Night Before Tomorrow & Black Orchid Stringband

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A DRAWING GIG! in the cosy front bar.

Paper and pens will be hanging around or bring ya own...draw the bands or whatever ya fancy,, as you are entertained by pop-punky band THE NIGHT BEFORE TOMORROW (7pm) and their lively and sometimes wonky tunes with tales of Chopper Reid, Nick Cave and other local heroes...

Followed by the BLACK ORCHID STRINGBAND (8pm) musicians and activists from the West Papuan community in Melbourne maintaining the spirit of national unity in their freedom struggle through rhythmic ukes and big harmonies.
”Their musical skill mixed with passion for their cause and an innate exuberance for life is an irresistible combination.” Kamuke Uke Magazine
Always ends up with dancing!

THIS IS A FREE GIG.
Come and doodle and scribble and dance...

www.facebook.com/blackorchidstringband

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Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Oliver Downes

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OK SO: I'm up to my eyeballs in the process of making my SECOND album - it's coming along great and I'm super excited to share the finished product with everyone I know and don't.

Of course, things don't pay for themselves, so I'm going to be running a Pozible crowdfund through August-September to make it all happen!

To kick things off, the uber-talented crew of musicians who feature on the record are joining me for a cruisey Sunday afternoon gig at Bar 303 on August 19. Entry by donation, gonna be raaaad!


Oliver Downes (with band)

Doantion entry

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Aug
18
8:30 PM20:30

Funky Kingston

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Get ready to rock steady, do the ska, and skank to the sounds of reggae from yesteryear, as Funky Kingston comes to nice up Bar 303 in Northcote! Vintage vinyl collectors and selectors Mohair Slim, Rick Howe and Jesse I will be dusting off their finest records and bringing the sounds of young Jamaica to Northcote for a night of drinking, dancing, and good vibes - plus Melbourne's #1 rocksteady band The Moonhops performing live - and special guest Stryka D (Heartical Hi-Powa) making a long-awaited return to the turntables after more than a year up north. Stick Mareebo will be on the Mic, to nice it up.

Funky Kingston takes place on Saturday 18th August at Bar 303 (303 High St, Northcote). 9pm-2am. $15 door pressure, or $12 for PBS members.

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Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

Cinecult303: THE NEW GLADIATORS 2072

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The year is 2072 A.D. and decades of war have become part of mankind's inheritance. Violence is a way of life and the masses are craving for it. In an attempt to profit from this addiction to violence, the two major television networks begin broadcasting programmes based on pain, brutality and human destruction. The ratings battle becomes more terrifying than anyone could ever imagine.
Starring Al Cliver (Zombie Flesh Eaters, 2020 Texas Gladiators, Devil Hunter), Fred Williamson (1990: The Bronx Warriors, From Dusk Til Dawn, Inglorious Bastards), Jared Martin (Westworld, Twin Sitter), and a slew of dubbed Italians (including Fulci himself, who wasn't above a hearty cameo).

In 1984, infamous Italian director Lucio Fulci was coming off an incredible run of horror, westerns, and giallos. Known for his pitch black sense of humour, interest in baroque and impactful violence, and eclectic approach to narrative progression, Fulci's mid-80s period has not received the attention it deserves. An already surreal and nightmarish filmography was about to get a hell of a lot stranger with the likes of MURDER ROCK (speaks for itself), THE DEVIL'S HONEY (you'll never look at a saxophone the same way again, or people in general), CONQUEST (totally based off that fantasy transdimensional futuristic sword and sandal laser bow and arrow game you used to play when you were a kid), and CAT IN THE BRAIN (Fulci's 8 1/2). However, none of these films would quite match the unbridled lunacy on display in this future blood sport opus to the glory of violence and synths. Suprisingly ambitious for a late-period work of Italian knock-off cinema, here borrowing and remixing liberally from the likes of Rollerball, A Clock Work Orange, Blade Runner, and may have been heavily ripped off in turn by The Running Man.

Alternatively known as WARRIORS OF THE YEAR 2072, ROME 2033: THE FIGHTER CENTURIONS, or I Guerrieri Dell'anno 2072, THE NEW GLADIATORS will be screened from an Australian VHS release. Soak up the grime and glorious future-ancient Roman sets in all its magnetic tape glory.
So get yourself down to Bar 303 in Northcote on Tuesday the 14th for a magnificent slice of classic genre cinema, long hard to acquire but never forgotten.
Gold coin donation entry.
18+, drinks available for purchase from the bar.
Arrive early for good couches, film commences at 7:30pm.

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

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Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Turtle Jones' 'Turtle Recall' EP launch

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Hazy Sundaze and Uncomfy Beats present Turtle Jones' 'Turtle Recall' EP launch at Bar 303.

Another lazy, hazy Sunday with:
Turtle Jones (Live)
RaptorHandz B2B Nonentity
• Melody Myla
Johnny Hooves
Aoi
• Third Culture
Arbee
Baddums
• Jordan B2B Gezfire

Donation Entry
5-11pm

TURTLE JONES - 'TURTLE RECALL' EP
Turtle Jones’ well received debut EP ‘ Turtle Eclipse ’ gets a solid remix treatment from studio alchemists across the globe such as Hooves (AUS) , Dusty Ohms (UK) , RaptorHandz (AUS), Saltfeend (USA) & NonEntity (AUS) plus includes a sneaky bonus track from the man himself.

An eclectic mix of experimental Hip-Hop beats and Half-time bass, the seven-tracker EP hops over vast expanse of styles that could easily be slotted into your Saturday night rave, whilst also providing the perfect soundtrack to Sunday’s kick-on’s.

‘Turtle Recall’ will be available on August the 13th on all good stores and streaming platforms.

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Montgomery Brothers

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Front Bar 303, Free Entry
warmth and love from 8pm.

Hailing from the far north, now residents of Melbourne, The Montgomery Brothers have immediately set about delivering their sound to the music capital of Australia. With each member from distinctly complimentary musical families, the at times rapturous and fiercely talented three piece generate moments of latin-jazz, blues, soul and rock’n'roll that delightfully belie their youth.

www.facebook.com/themontgomerybrothers

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Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Home Cookin’

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We’ve got one last tasty show for you before one of our members embarks on a trip to the US! (we’re all praying she doesn’t make it big in NY and returns to HC) 🙏🏻

It’s the last chance to dance your little tootsies off to our sweet and soulful tunes for 2018, so take that Saturday sicky and come get saucy with us!

We've got the Lovely Mindy & Louis opening up the night for us followed by The Odds laying down some funky soulful beats

Doors open 7:30pm
$5 Entry

8:00pm - Mindy & Louis
8:45pm - The Odds
10:00pm - Home Cookin'

Much love,
Home Cookin’ 🍳

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Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

PIN + Minus Us + Mareya

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Pin are a local Melbourne four piece alternative rock band. Borrowing from a diverse range of musical influences including grunge, folk, post punk and blues. Pin strives to take the listener on a multifaceted adventure through the highs and lows of modern life.

With special guests Minus Us & Mareya Watling.



7PM/$5 ENTRY

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Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

RUNK + Cash + Trucks + The Trepids

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Fresh off touring their second EP in February, RUNK have been plotting some moves and are back again, this time with another run of shows to celebrate the release of new single ‘Sight’ (music video coming soon). Hitting some old favourites and some uncharted territory, the group has gone through some changes and is keen to put them on display. Warrnambool, Melbourne, Ballarat, Geelong & Mt Gambier will all feel the heat, come thru and celebrate!

Date: Friday August 3rd
Entry: $10
Venue: Bar 303, Northcote
With support from: CASH, Trucks - Band and The Trepids.

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Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Po Boys

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The Po Boys are playing some soul/hammond arrangements of The Beatles.

We either made them or stole from Booker T.

2 sets - 2nd of November - Doors at 8pm - $10

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Hammond: Andreas

Drums: Dan

Bass: Jamie

Guit: Nate


Extra special guests are also playing.

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Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

SEAN M WHELAN + Kate Lucas (Coda Chroma)

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//Eastmint presents: "Not My Scene"//
Residencies and one off performances, chill as, Sunday evenings at 303 front bar, for artists trying out different things and/or cool bands, community focussed, a place to connect, not commercially focussed. All welcome.

JULY is featuring:
A five week residency with the mega-fab poet and person that is SEAN M WHELAN, with a host of first time collaborators!

July 1st: textural improviser/percussionist Nat Grant
July 8th: electronic sound designer/pop musician Emah Fox
July 15th: indie-noir crooner Kelly Day of Broads
July 22nd: folk/pop songwriter Georgia Fields
**With special support set of alt-country by Jemma Nicole**
July 29th: indie pop artist Kate Lucas of Coda Chroma

Starts at 7pm, or close to. Two sets. First sets will be the musical artists solo, second sets will be the collabs.
Entry by donation. x

The NSC next door has kindly offered the use of toilets for anyone who cannot access the toilets at 303 due to stairs, etc. We will have earplugs available.

This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

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Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

HomeBase 2.0: Kodiak Kid + Redamon + Raptorhanz + Able8

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After 4 successful editions of our new monthly party which was held at Rubix Warehouse last summer we needed to take a break to re evaluate the future of the event. Although we love Rubix and the team there, we needed to be able to secure a solid day that we can hold consistently to build up the momentum of Home bass. We have now found a venue which we have known and loved for years and thrown many great parties there. Great sound, great people, local & warm welcoming vibes. Just how we like it!

We are proud to present to you the Re Launch of Home Bass at Bar 303 on the last Saturday of every month. July 28th!

ABOUT:
So as you may know or may not, Home bass is curated & run by Hypnotech, Kodiak Kid, Auramechanic & Griff. Some of Melbourne's finest DJ's/producers and Gentlemen.
All brought together by the love of dope music and having a good time.

THE PLAN: Each month will be curated by each resident.
July 28th - Kodiak Kid
August 25th - Hypnotech
September 29th - Griff
October 27th - Auramechanic

We feel as a collective, its a great way to freshen up the vibes of giving opportunities to up and coming artists and also showcasing some Melbourne's diverse array of talented musicians and special guests from all over the world. It will give you an insight into the diff tastes & influences of each residents picks for the month. You can trust us that your ears & bodies will be thankful :)
Each event will continually share music & bios from the artists performing to help further enhance your ears :)
As always it will be $10 on the door. Music starts at 8pm and ends at 1:30am. Bar stays open till 3am.

1st EDITION CURATED BY KODIAK KID:
ABLE8 Live set
RAPTORHANDZ
REDAMON (2 Hour set)
KODIAK KID (2 hour set)

See you there!

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Jul
28
3:30 PM15:30

Weatherboard House + TSB + Tom Cartoonist

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Rob Pechar (aka Weatherboard House) takes over relaxed Saturday afternoons at Bar 303 in July.

Get ready for quiet and plaintive alternative folk songs of love, hope, loss and other four letter words. Relatable backyard pop that comes from the heart.

Every week there will be supports from some of Melbourne's finest songwriters

July 7 - Greg Steps & Hannah Campbell
July 14 - Broni & Rich Yeah
July 21 - A Rioting Mind & Augustine Ang
July 28 - TSB & Tom Cartoonist: Music & Art

$5 entry
Doors at 3.30pm, music from 4pm

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Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Forest Disco Fundraiser

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Get groovy and funky and every other kind of down at the FoE Forest Collective daggy disco for forests.

Dress up as your favourite musical hero of the 70s or 80s and dance 'til you can't dance no more to the best songs eva.

Every song, you will be like "AHHHHHHH this song!!" and then you'll be belting out the words so much so you are probably barely even dancing.

Some extra clothes may be available on the night.

There will also be some nice forest films and info about how you can get involved on the forest election campaign.

Here's so more info about where the money will go:
www.melbournefoe.org.au/forests

Entry is $10 plus donation for the forests if you like.
 

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Jul
26
to Jul 27

Justin Yap Band - Hammond night

With their first album 'Long Way From Home' debuting at No. 3 on the Australian Blues Charts, the Justin Yap Band plays a potent blend of Deep Blues, Sanctified Soul, and Down-Home Funk. Led by guitarist Justin Yap, the band delivers electrifying and dynamic performances, bringing out their chemistry and energy in full force at every show.

Justin Yap - Guitar
Nardia Brancatisano - Vocals
Ollie Rolfe - Keys
Ben Wicks - Bass Guitar
Cameron Smith - Drums

http://www.justinyapband.com

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Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

AK’s Bone Patrol + Amy Pollock

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Amy Pollock 8pm
AK's Bone Patrol 9pm
$5

From the tempestuous brine of the deep comes Admiral Keneally's Bone Patrol wielding their wily ways and nautical nonsense weaving short stories to tempt your sonic senses...
From sensual desert winds,to lively smoke filled rooms,a Bedouin Sheik may welcome you! Music
to inspire,excite and move you. Music to captivate your imagination...an original repertoire influenced by Jazz, Funk, Middle Eastern flavours a touch of World and Swampy Grooves,bringing our love of cross cultural music together to create an unforgettable transportive travel log.

https://soundcloud.com/vanagg

We're also very lucky to be supported by the amazing Amy Pollock
her beautiful voice and sweet storytelling will have you mesmerized

https://www.facebook.com/amypollockmusic/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4WhhM4wC4tbZizj5l26p1o?si=Dhi3yH6aTAyBZp67T-r_cg&nd=1

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Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Songs

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This is a warm invitation to join us for a Sunday afternoon of contemporary original music. This is a free gig, in the relaxed surrounds of 303 in Northcote.

We are three up coming women singer songwriters:
Rachel Wilson, Kira Janowsky and Rachel Morgan.

Over the past few years we have been working with our teacher Helen Begley to hone our songwriting skills and find our unique voice as songwriters.

Now we would like to share some of our songs with you.
We hope you will join us.

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Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Spiral Dance

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Multi-award winning Pagan band Spiral Dance are returning to Melbourne in July 2018, thanks to the Pagan Collective of Victoria.

Late 2017 saw the arrival of a new member of Spiral Dance! Alice, a virtuoso violinist and talented flutist and pianist, adds depth to the melodies as well as considerable experience with musical arrangements.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/spiral-dance-melbourne-concert-tickets-44068251326

Back the PCV on Patreon before May 1 and save 50% off your ticket! www.patreon.com/pagancollective

Spiral Dance's new album, Land and Legend, on sale now!
www.spiraldance.com.au

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Jul
20
8:30 PM20:30

Huanchaco Y Amigos

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Join Huanchaco with two very special guests at Bar 303 on July the 20th for a night a South American and World Fusion.

HUANCHACO aim to create a collective understanding of cultures spanning the globe through a fusion of sound and creativity.
Formed in 2010 Melbourne based quartet Huanchaco is World Fusion drawing influences from a wide spectrum of sounds including Flamenco, Folk, Jazz, Gypsy, Classical and more.

www.facebook.com/huanchacoband
https://youtu.be/IFB4QkN1Jd4
www.huanchacoband.org


PABLO RIVAS & The Blue Diamond Band brings a unique sound that gets you on a trip to South America with a bit of Australian pepper. Music which will get you intrigued and captivated, and you’ll want to hear it again, and again.

www.facebook.com/pg/PabloRivasOriginalMusic

OSCAR PONCELL - Draws upon the traditions
of South and Central American music, African music, Jazz and contemporary music to bring
compositions and arrangements that are abundant in originality and rhythmic elements true to these styles with a few covers mixed into his set.

www.sanlazaro.com.au
www.facebook.com/sanlazaro.au
www.facebook.com/Kunataki

8pm doors, $10

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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Foxymorons + Headphones Jones + Tirio

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The Foxymorons launch their first single 'Gwydir', a 12 minute odyssey through the Australian bush composed by our guitarist Josh Kreusler. This piece will be featured on our upcoming debut album, to be released during our August residency at the Evelyn.

With support from the mortal rhythm gods, Headphones Jones, second support TBC

http://thefoxymoronsmelbourne.bandcamp.com/track/gwydir-single

$10 entry or $12 with a download code for the single

Doors at 7pm

8pm - Tirio
9pm - Headphones Jones
10pm - The Foxymorons

The Foxymorons:

Tom Bunnett - trumpet
Jared Becker - tenor saxophone
Joshua Kreusler - guitar
Joel Trigg - keyboard
Kade Brown - synthesizer
Sam Shepherd - bass
Al Kennedy - drums

Headphones Jones

Dress loud, dance hard. Headphones Jones are a Funk collective that create colourful grooves with big horns, driving rhythms and punchy vocals. Fusing influences from Afrobeat and Afro-Latin styles, the ten-piece are all about generating infectious energy.

LINKS:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/headphonesjonesband/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/PgobUb5nmek
Website: https://headphonesjonesband.com

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Jul
12
8:30 PM20:30

H Abyst + Fabric

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An evening of improvised music in the front bar of 303. 2 bands / 2 sets.

H Abyst met in the Tasmanian highlands of Tarraleah in 2015, drawn together by a love for freely improvised music and the ease by which they found themselves playing together. They improvise cinematic soundscapes, fragile, stark and beautiful.

Peter Bouwman / bass
Aurora / voice + violin
Shaun Rammers / tenor

Fabric is an improvised ensemble. Devised by drummer Ronny Ferella, saxophonist Shaun Rammers and bassist Mick Meagher, the group plays on the idea of stretching, bending, reshaping the practice of group improvisation- sometimes meditative, sometimes explosive but an always in motion real-time compositional unit.

Shaun Rammers
Mick Meagher
Ronny Ferella

Bar 303
12th July
Donation entry

Fabric 830
H Abyst 930

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