303 Gig Guide
Feb
21
to Mar 10

303 Gig Guide

Wednesday 21st February – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Kewti + Belinda Woods & Mary Doumany

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 22nd February – ‘soul jazz, funk’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Artie Styles Quartet

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/theartiestylesquartet

 

Friday 23rd February – ‘ep launch, rock’

6FootInch + Honey Dreams

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/152832882083827

 

Saturday 24th February – ‘ep launch, indie, alt rock’

Moonlight Broadcast + Big League + Old Etiquettes

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/226463081229988

 


Sunday 25th February – ‘rock, pop’

City Of Union + Yeah, Bad? + The Pilots

8pm

www.facebook.com/events/2030444903896560

 

Monday 26th February – ‘rock, soul, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free

+

Andy McGarvie Band

9pm

www.facebook.com/andymcgarviemusic

 

Tuesday 27th February – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

 

Wednesday 28th February – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + guests

8pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 1st March – ‘soul jazz, funk, blues’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Stitch

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/thestitchtas

 

Friday 2nd March – ‘rock, jazz, hiphop’

BENG + Kong Kord + Christopher Jordan

8pm

www.facebook.com/events/808716459335665

 

Saturday 3rd March – ‘rock, indie’

TBA

8pm

 

Sunday 4th March – ‘jazz, rock, indie folk’

Skinny Wizard + Siwei + Rory Brown + NoLess

3:30pm, $5

www.facebook.com/events/325098484667549

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Rita B + guests

8pm, donation

www.facebook.com/musicritab

 

Monday 5th March – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 


Tuesday 6th March – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free

www.muk.com.au

 


Wednesday 7th March – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘B for Chicken’ Quartet

8pm, donation

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic

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Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

6Footinch Acoustic EP Launch

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6footinch would like to invite you, your mates your mum and your dad possibly grandma but not grandpa to the launch of their 2nd EP NATURESTRIP

It'll be a fairly stripped back set and a chill evening as we showcase our new acoustic material from our second EP. Also, Playing with us is our dear friend Carla Tomisich on the cello.


Joining 6footinch will be Honey Dreams.
They're pretty cool and good so it'll be great!!!
Also playing on the evening will be a BAND but we don't know who it is yet so yeh keep the peepers peeled ok!!!

7:30pm doors, donation entry

www.facebook.com/6footinch

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Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Moonlight Broadcast - Ep Launch

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Moonlight Broadcast's debut EP, 'A Cynic’s Guide to Dying Happy', is finally ready for release. Recorded at Rangemaster and produced by Tim Wild, this collection of songs is the product of the long and sometimes strange journey that led us here. We're very proud of the end result, and can't wait to celebrate the release with one hell of a gig at Bar 303!

To help us celebrate, we'll be joined by some very special guests: Old Etiquettes and Big League.

Old Etiquettes are alt-punk craftsmen whose hearts beat and bleed on every second of their music. Their music is a pure resource of self-righteous energy. Guitar tones are long and winding, hypnotic even. A confliction of hook-filled melodies of angst and harrowing and powerful singalongs litters the Melbournites’ songs. Channelling their contemporaries such as American Football, Sonic Youth and even Slint, Old Etiquettes is the rock band we sorely need in this current music market.

With their finger in the ’90s alt-rock dynasty, Old Etiquettes know how to take it to the next level. Debut album 'A Blur Again' is available at www.oldetiquettes.bandcamp.com


Over the past 2 years indie rockers Big League have been steadily growing their reputation with a prolific number of releases, head turning live shows, a string of well-received film clips and a national tour.

Since the 2017 debut of their album “I Thought Thunderbolt’, Big League has enjoyed critical acclaim from outlets such as Beat, The Music & Happy Mag, with airplay on RAGE, RRR & more. The band has been selected to showcase at SXSW Festival, which they will follow up with a West Coast US tour.

“With layers of jangly, fuzzed out guitar & blissful summertime vocals, Big League feel like ’90s grunge on muscle relaxants” – Happy Mag

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Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

City of Union + The Pilots + Yeah, Bad?

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Groovy tunes and saucy covers. Featuring local and international talent!

8:00p - City of Union
9:00p - The Pilots
10:00p - Yeah, Bad?

City of Union is Matthew Campbell, a twenty something-year-old from Missouri, who grew up listening to The Beach Boys and singing in classic rock cover bands. But it wasn’t until he reinvented himself, as a young man living in Wellington, New Zealand that he later became known as City of Union. Call him a solo artist in the vein of Beck, and also a performer whose honest tone pulls on your heart strings, as if he were Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam.

www.facebook.com/cityofunionmusic

The Pilots is a 3-piece Alternative/Pop-rock band from Melbourne, Australia --- Loud, Raw, Premium & Pure.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Pilots-217129112184376/?ref=bookmarks

Forming in 2017, Yeah, Bad? combines elements of post-rock, math-rock and progressive to create a vibrant and exhilarating sound that pushes the boundaries of instrumental rock!
https://www.facebook.com/YeahBad/?hc_ref=ARTGVG_JZJHR2A9rQK0yiBmUAxsGu-moyt7MrhS1H5XGhcKsRQHwINLMNzkKFHvVB7w

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Bohjass + guests
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + guests

 

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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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Mar
5
8:00 PM20:00

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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Klub M.U.K
Mar
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!

 

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Mar
7
8:30 PM20:30

Julien Wilson 'B for chicken' Quartet

Autonomous Resilience Collective
Julien Wilson, Craig Fermanis, Chris Hale + Guests.

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, $10

http://julienwilson.com/

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

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

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Mar
24
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

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Mar
27
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!

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Mar
29
8:30 PM20:30

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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Apr
5
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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Apr
26
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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Wendy Rule
Apr
28
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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Feb
22
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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Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Home Cookin' + Soulflish + Rosie Michell

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Get your dancing shoes on cause Home Cookin’ are taking over Bar 303 !

Tunes will be tasty, bev's will be flowin', and fun times will be had - you will not want to miss this one !

Joining us on the night are the funky SoulFish and the amazing Rosie Michell Music

Special guests kicking off the night at 8:15pm so bring your Dad (and mum) and come have some fun.

$5 at the door so bring ya poo change and help support some local music

www.facebook.com/homecookintunes

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Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

THERE'LL BE BIRDS + OLIVER DOWNES

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THERE'LL BE BIRDS and OLIVER DOWNES at BAR 303

Apocalypse folk trio THERE'LL BE BIRDS (Fin/Swe) plays their first official gig in Melbourne on Saturday! Them birds have just landed to this fantastic city, so come and give them your warmest welcome!

We're delighted to have a local singer-songwriter Oliver Downes opening the night, so don't be afraid - it's not going to be all foreign moozik, and it's actually gonna be GOOOOOOD.

Entry by donation, folks! Chuck us a few gold coins and you'll support our well-being.

Doors 8pm

Oliver Downes 8:30

There'll Be Birds: 9:30

OLIVER DOWNES

Singer-songwriter Oliver Downes blends intricate, percussive piano playing with instantly hummable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Packing ‘soaring melodies and sharp wit in equal measure’ (Tone Deaf), his debut album ‘Ultraviolet’ (2016) took a leaf from artists as diverse as Rufus Wainwright, Kate Bush, Nick Cave and Nils Frahm, to offer a lush fusion of dreamy ballads and instantly familiar chamber pop. Expect a high-definition musical passage through the darkness into the light.

‘[Downes’] compositions and arrangements create nebulous, ethereal soundscapes, deftly woven by the tensile orchestration… Give your mind permission to wander' (The Music).

www.oliverdownes.com
www.facebook.com/oliverdownesmuzak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLEBsbB3FWY

THERE'LL BE BIRDS (FIN/SWE)

Folk Noir for a disrupted age.

A powerful, minimalist trio composed of violin, accordion, guitar, and three voices, their intense brand of esoteric folk-pop spans from the hard-hitting to the quietly contemplative, conjuring forth images of forgotten homes behind dying stars.

Formed in Helsinki in the fall of 2016 by three expert performers, There’ll Be Birds delivers fierce and profound music pulled straight from the guts, with their vivid stage presence drawing the audience deeper and deeper into their world.

Martin Åkesson (SWE): vocals, guitar
Juska Ojajärvi (FIN): accordion, vocals
Mirva Tarvainen (FIN): violin, vocals

https://www.facebook.com/therellbebirds/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC55dVEP2piTwoX-DTXD2VYA
https://soundcloud.com/therell-be-birds-official

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Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Suicide Tuesdays "This Is For You" Album Launch Party

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Whisk and Key Records presents:

The Suicide Tuesdays "This Is For You" Album Launch Party!

This is not a practical joke! We are actually launching this bad boy and we've got some great mates and awesome bands to help us do it. Make no mistake... It's party time!
Joining us will be:
The Brothers Goon
Von Stache
Shadow League
Tim Hampshire
And possibly one more incredible Melbourne band... And That incredible Melbourne band is..

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Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

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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THE JACKIE MITTOO REVUE - Jake Savona & Friends
Jan
30
8:30 PM20:30

THE JACKIE MITTOO REVUE - Jake Savona & Friends

THE JACKIE MITTOO REVUE!

Studio One - the 'Motown of Jamaica'.

This incredible Jamaican record label was involved with all of the major music movements in Jamaica during the 1960s and 1970s - including ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub and dancehall.

Presented by Jake Savona and friends, including:

Baz Turnbull: Guitar
Andy Paps: Bass
Jules 'Slap 10' Goyma: Drums
Jake Savona: Hammond Organ, Clavinet, Synths
Neda Rahmani: percussion

and special guests!

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.

To celebrate, Jake Savona and friends are presenting their fourth instalment of Australia's only 'JACKIE MITTOO REVUE' - presenting two sets of material from the Jamaican keyboardist's vast repertoire of funk, soul and reggae. With a particular focus on his Studio One instrumental output in the 60's and 70's, this is a night DEFINITELY not to be missed!

From 8pm. $10 on the door

http://mistasavona.com/

http://www.myspace.com/officialjackiemittoo


 

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Jan
28
8:30 PM20:30

Still Water

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Still Water sounds like sultry Territorian warmth meets mid-winter urban folk-song. The collaboration between the two classically trained multi-instrumentalists began in 2015, and Alice and Jhana have since gone on to perform at festivals and venues around Melbourne and regional Victoria. Through close-knit harmonies combined with lilting instrumentals, Still Water brings you original folk and country music.

Come and listen to tales of doomed love, familamily, and rogue crocodiles, we'd love to see you!

$10 entry!

Love Still Water

www.facebook.com/thestillwatersmusic

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Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Tay Oskee + Jack The Fox

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$10 presale or $15 on the door
Tickets here: https://tayoskee.com/event/2163329/462711566/tay-oskee-jack-the-fox-at-bar-303-northcote

With Jack The Fox

After his win at the Byron Bay Blues Festival Busking Competition and recent supports for Kim Churchill on his Weight_Falls national tour, Tay Oskee once again continues to be on the rise with his new single "Like Waves". The song is a beautiful journey, which has Oskee’s distinctive dynamic changes and souring uplifting melodies. Like Waves has also made it's debut at #8 on the Amrap regional radio charts.

In support of the new release Tay will be touring the East Coast of Australia as well as Western Australia in Jan 2018.

Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7exOTiRhwybqYuWrnUaIrU

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Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Bohjass + Damien Ellis Band + Josh Kelly/Ziggy/Adam Halliwell + Reuben Legge Band

Bohjass + Damien Ellis Band + Josh Kelly/Ziggy/Adam Halliwell + Reuben Legge Band

 

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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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Dr Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy + Our Zebra Troy + Beetrap

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Dr Sinha’s Jazz Lobotomy are jumping on to the stage at Bar303! Be ready to hear their meticulously prepared hot grooves and tasty melodies that explore identity and culture in Australia. Supported by Our Zebra Troy and Beetrap, this night is assured to deliver hours of intricate and gripping musicianship.

~ Our Zebra Troy ~
What you will hear is the product of eclectic influences and musicianship stemming from the likes of funk, pop, blues, jazz and soul music.

~ Beetrap feat. Jheli LavAnders & Mono ~
We are a collective which cultivates a cross pollination of jazz and hip hop beats!

Doors 7PM ~ Entry $5

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Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Gypsy Scholars + Joe Oppenheimer + Fintan D + Ben K

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We are proud to announce that next year we'll be releasing the first single off our forthcoming EP 'Cold Hands' and will be doing a run of shows up and down the East Coast.

We'll be hitting Melbourne's vibrant Bar 303 on 19th of Jan and we couldn't be more excited. This first release is one of five tracks on the EP and it's going to be an outrageous time debuting our new live show for all of you.

We'll be in the back band room and tickets are $15 on the door!

Doors open at 8pm.

Supports:

Joe Oppenheimer:
http://www.joeoppenheimer.com/

Ben Kelly
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/ben-kelly-0

Fintan Dowling

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Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cacartu + Hoi Palloi

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www.facebook.com/cacartucacartu

Joining us at our first gig of the year is the incredible Hoi Palloi, lead by the talented Hannah McKittrick! More info below:

Hoi Palloi have been cooking up songs and playing What Are The Odds for 6 moons or so, and relish delivering textural grooves, impressionistic harmony and abstract lyrical narratives straight into your chest. Their sound is a mixture of jazz/alternative folk/neo soul and Hannah's compositions aim to reflect matters of liminality, the vagueness of perception, the ocean and being a good egg to your mates.

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Jan
11
8:00 PM20:00

Immy Owusu's Magic Butter Machine + Maximillian Rudd

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Immy is a multi-instrumental songwriter known primarily as the drummer for young indigenous powerhouse Yirrmal and former drummer for Surf Coast rockers Children of the Sun. In 2016 he traveled to Ghana to study with his grandfather Koo Nimo, a highly renowned West African High-Life musician and returned with a quirky new brand of Afro Roots-Rock. Magic Butter Machine is a sticky mess of Blues Rock, Roots Rock Reggae, and Afro Hi-Life all wrapped up in a quirky ensemble of Surf Coast Denizens.

Hailing from Torquay on Victoria’s Surf Coast, Maximillian is an accomplished guitarist with formal training in classical and jazz at the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. His first original release showcases his technical prowess and understated compositional style, with its simple melody adorned with colourful harmony, and its rhythmic interest residing in its inherent Brazilian influences. Playing a Brazilian seven-string guitar, Maximillian is undeniably a student of the ‘violão brasileiro,’ the great tradition of Brazilian guitar, taking his place as a burgeoning outsider amongst a lineage of Brazilian guitarists and musical innovators, from Baden Powell, to Raphael Rabello and beyond. Like a musical magpie, Maximillian meticulously collects and absorbs his musical influences which, outside of Brazil, include American guitarist Leo Kottke. Beyond its Latin American flair resides an unmistakable New Orleans grit and ragtime exuberance, giving rise to his rendition of Randy Newman’s ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me,’ and the Delta inspired original single, ‘Waited So Long.’
As an instrumentalist and occasional vocalist, Maximillian’s performance engages with seasoned ears, hinting at the ‘this and that’ of modern guitar culture, sewing it all together with the subtle creativity of an eclectic musical upbringing. The album draws together the ever-colliding worlds of the Americas, from New Orleans southward bound, rendering it a series of portraits within which listeners can glimpse the nuances of music’s global mobility in the modern era of mass media, from the personal perspective of a young Australian artist.

www.facebook.com/Immyowusu

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Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Scruffamudda + Simo Soo

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Sydney's Scruffamudda is bringing his insane interactive live looping extravaganza down to Melbourne for the first time! A truly unique mashup of electro, punk, noise, pop & rap delivered with hilarious candour, audience participation & fat beats.

In support Simo Soo will be letting loose his punk trap & sparkling raps in what is always a stunning & energetic show.

Door charge: $10
+ get a free copy of Scruffamudda's debut album "I'm Dead" on CD
https://scruffamudda.bandcamp.com/album/im-dead

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Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

SONiA + Emma Wall + Kerryn Fields

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SONiA is the recipient of the Coin Of Honor from a joint coalition of United States military for her humanitarian efforts. She has received the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian Music Awards) for Female Artist of the year and the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award for Best Album to name a few. Writing songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, German and in multiple genres from blues to middle eastern to country and western she has sold over a million units.  SONiA’s latest double CD "LIVE at MAXiMAL" was in the first round running Grammy for Folk Album of the year and received the nomination for Best Live Album  by the IMA -Independent Music Awards (USA).
From the Opera House in Sydney to the bomb shelters in the Middle East to the Kerrville Folk Festival, SONiA has shared the stages with many of her heroes including Bruce Springsteen, Peter, Paul and Mary, Chris Thile, Green Day, John Gallagher Jr., John Fullbright, Sheryl Crow, Pete Seeger, Pansy Division and many more. She is endorsed by 7 international manufacturers including the SONiA Signature Model Santa Cruz Guitar, Shubb Capos, Fishman Transducers, Audix Microphones, John Pearse Strings,and D'Adarrio.  Says Rounder Records, "The honesty of her songs touches the hearts and minds of people from a wide spectrum of social and ethnic backgrounds who share a positive world vision".  She resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and wife, Terry Irons.

www.soniadisappearfear.com

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Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Leroyz Hammond Trio - Kickin The B Hammond night

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 .Catch Leroys Hammond Trio Kicking Off The First Of The Thursdays Hammond Sessions - At Kickin The B at 303 For 017 As We Play A Mix Of Jazz Blues Soul & Funk In The Traditional Famous Hammond B3 Trio Style Liam Kealy On Hammond B3 Neil Richardson Drums & Luke Greenhatch Guitar /Vocals

8pm doors, $10

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Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Fight Club presents "This Might Get Loud"

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Fight Club presents "This Might Get Loud"
A month of Wednesdays featuring rowdy, vibrant and sometimes explosive music of the improvised nature
Set 1 8.30pm
Set2 9.30

Wed 6th
Peon https://www.facebook.com/peonmelb/

I Hold The Lion's Paw- Led By Reuben Lewis https://vimeo.com/225575493

Wed 13th

Fabric https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjYCAnOeoas

Wed 20th
Michael Meagher Jenny Barnes Duo https://mickmeagher.bandcamp.com/album/cluster
Peon
Fabric

Wed 27th
Duos & Trios with Michael Meagher, Dave Brown and Tom O’Dywer

The Groups
Peon
Sam Prics drums/electronics
Ronny Ferella drums/percussion

I Hold The Lion’s Paw
I Hold The Lion's Paw- represents a larger collective who have made music together for several years. Whilst the formations modulate, the ethos remains as one of exploration into the in-betweens of groove, group improvisation and transient compositional forms. These act as gravitational pulls, with the music finding a balance somewhere in between.

Reuben Lewis - trumpet & compositions
Jordan Murray - trombone
Scott McConnachie - saxophones
Geoff Hughes - guitar
Ronny Ferella - drums
Dave Brown - electric bass
Tom Lee - acoustic bass
https://vimeo.com/225575493
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https://vimeo.com/226818447
https://soundcloud.com/reubenlewis/shithead-i-hold-the-lions-paw
https://reubenlewis.bandcamp.com/album/live-lebowskis

FABRIC
Michael Meagher electric bass
Shaun Rammers saxophone
Ronny Ferella drums

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

American Doubles + DJ Thomas William Butt

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Melbourne-based electronic duo American Doubles have made clear with their debut music video that they’re not thinking small scale. They’re thinking big. To say the spectacular music video for their debut single ‘The Swell’ is an ambitious undertaking would be, in short, a gross understatement. But boy has the risk reaped reward.

 

First, though, the song. ‘The Swell’ is an 80s-inspired, synth-infused, soaring yet chilled out track that takes inspiration from and in turn conjures up nostalgic childhood seaside memories.

 

Explains one-half of the duo, Rob Smith: “I used to walk to St Kilda Pier and along the beach, which brought back memories of when I was growing up and spending summer holidays at our family’s beach house in Cape Patterson. One of those memories is swimming out with a friend past the breakers, floating on our backs for a while and then diving down trying to touch the sea floor. I wanted to try and capture some of that sense of freedom that can come with being in the moment, letting go and having fun.”- Music Feeds

 

Read more at http://musicfeeds.com.au/features/premiere-american-doubles-debut-spectacular-the-swell-video-filmed-entirely-underwater/

 

See American Doubles debut performance of ‘The Swell’ and other songs from their upcoming EP with support band and special guest MAYA on Dec 21. Doors open 8pm. $5 entry. Support act: DJ Thomas William Butt

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Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

Self Help EP Release Party

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Recorded in Coburg in 2017 these tunes document Self Help’s first forays into songwriting. What was initially meant to be a few quick demos turned into a debut four song 12”. SELF HELP document the drama in the overlooked details of suburban life. Sly commentary set to insistent beats with hooky guitars. Drawing from a post-punk template and reminiscent of classic kiwi guitar pop this Melbourne three-piece are the ‘Jandal-gaze’ antidote to privileged ennui.
https://selfhelpmelb.bandcamp.com/

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Bear Blue + Mel Taylor + Rachael Comte

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Come have a chill and an (optional) boogie to the music of Rachael Comte, Mel Taylor and Bear Blue.  Bear Blue will be finishing the night with their brand of melodramatic folk-infused rock.   It will be a glorious evening of sound, and I think you should come.

8pm, $5 on door

Bear Blue: https://www.facebook.com/BearBlueChoons
Mel Taylor: https://www.facebook.com/musicofmeltaylor
Rachael Comte: https://www.facebook.com/Rachael-Comte-1961858507397506

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