303 Gig Guide
Feb
16
to Mar 3

303 Gig Guide

Saturday 16th February – ‘reggae’

Funky Kingston: The Moonhops + PBS DJ’s + more

8:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/FunkyKingstonMelbourne

Sunday 17th February – ‘rock’

Icthyophile + Outer Blue Suite + The Harold Holt Experience

8pm

www.facebook.com/events/233978127507781

Monday 18th February – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

Tuesday 19th February – ‘jazz‘

Tom Fryer Band + SHOL

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/Tom.Fryer.Band

Wednesday 20th February – ‘jazz’

FFF: The Bridge + Martin Pang Band + The Hard Jazz Boizz

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/744411212626354

Thursday 21st February – ‘rock, punk, folk’

Joe Guiton + Quinton Trembath + Broody Greg + Just Asta

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/boomcivilwar

www.facebook.com/quintontrembath

Friday 22nd February – ‘rock, funk, hip hop’

Renelophus + Good Morning Kaos + Mr Hide and the Free Spirits

7pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/events/757047441332208

Saturday 23rd February – ‘electronica’

HomeBass: Goosebumpz, Mustard Tiger, Auramechanic + Kufatali + Secret Guest

8:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/374333153350335

Sunday 24th February – ‘singer/songwriters’

Leon Wilks + Jon the Obscure

7:30pm

https://soundcloud.com/leondwilks

www.facebook.com/events/284549342237949

Monday 25th February – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

The Taste (Qld) + Davy Simony + Chester Brix

8pm, free entry

www.facebook.com/events/2309557579329153

Tuesday 26th February – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

Wednesday 27th February – ‘jazz, fusion’

FFF: The Bridge + Double Standards + The Hard Jazz Boizz

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/744411212626354

Thursday 28th February – ‘funk, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’

Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Shackmen

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/thebamboos

Friday 1st March – ‘reggae’

Tallawah Hi-Fi meets Higher Region Sound System

8pm, $15

www.facebook.com/events/640706686364246

Saturday 2nd March – ‘private party’

Sunday 3rd March – ‘argentinian folk, latin jazz’

Clunk Orchestra

2pm, free

www.facebook.com/The-Clunk-Orchestra

+

Tango Sur

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/613650995751375

Monday 4th March – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

Tuesday 5th March – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free

www.muk.com.au

Wednesday 6th March – ‘jazz’

Shaun Rammers' Open Home + Flora Carbo Trio

7:30pm, donation

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Feb
18
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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Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

Fantastic February of Fusion (FFF)

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Fantastic February of Fusion brings together three amazing bands playing modern jazz-fusion!

Taking over Bar 303 in Northcote on Wednesdays throughout February, this Wednesday night residency will showcase some of Melbourne's top jazz outfits.

Headlined by The Bridge and Double Standards each week, they will be supported by the Martin Pang Sextet and The Hard Jazz Boizz.

Week 1 and 2:
7:30 The Bridge
8:30 Martin Pang Sextet
9:30 Double Standards

Week 3 and 4:
7:30 The Bridge
8:30 The Hard Jazz Boizz
9:30 Double Standards


Martin Pang Sextet:
Martin Pang is a composer and pianist from Hong Kong, currently based in Melbourne. His writes music of diverse genres including contemporary jazz, jazz fusion, funk, Rnb etc. His music is full of energy that you simply can't miss out.
Band Members include:

Dominic Stitt/Kane Watts (Drums)
Ross Anderson (Bass)
Anthony Farrugia (Guitar)
Martin Pang (Keys)
Hector Harley (Tenor Saxophone)
Bede Ford- Gaddes (Trumpet)

Here's a link to his new album "Pixels"
https://martinpangmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

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Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

RENELOPHUS + GOOD MORNING KAOS + Mr Hide and the Free Spirits

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RENELOPHUS // GOOD MORNING KAOS // feat. special guest Mr Hide and the Free Spirits



Doors 7 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm



7:30 pm - special guests: MR HIDE AND THE FREE SPIRITS



Mr Hide and the free spirits" is a new band formed in Melbourne at the end of 2018. Influenced by songwriters such as Nick Cave, Tom Waits or The Cure, they perform Mr.Hide's music to a new inspiration of dark rock contemporary.



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8:00 pm - GOOD MORNING KAOS

'Good Morning Kaos' is a 4 piece gypsy/soul outfit from Melbourne, Australia. Formed in March 2017, their unique sound draws influence from contemporary music and is a melting pot of latin, rock, hip-hop and jazz music with a sprinkle of witchcraft. Their art is poetic, spiritual, inspiring and slightly mysterious. GMK will take you on a journey of musical mysticism right at the edge of darkness.



Listen to the Good Morning Kaos EP: https://soundcloud.com/goodmorningkaos/sets/good-morning-kaos-ep 

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/goodmorningkaos/



9:00 pm - RENELOPHUS

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Renelophus is a 7 piece Melbourne based eclectic hip-hop band. Each song is dusted with the dirt from some outer Melbourne unsealed street and are brought together with the mixture of mean hip hop beats, thick bass lines, sexy guitar licks, jazzy brass section, and fine harmony vocals. 

Listeners are treated to a full fruit salad of moods leaving a strange pop after-taste.


FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/renelophus/

Website: https://www.renelophus.com/

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Feb
23
8:30 PM20:30

HomeBass feat. Goosebumpz, Mustard Tiger + Secret Guest

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Homebass feat. Goosebumpz, Mustard Tiger + International Secret Guest

With the calendar somehow reading February already, we have to acknowledge the amount of musical opportunities that are presented for us during summer in Australia.
It seems you can barely scroll half a page down your news feed without being pulled this way or that to attend another festival (be it here or interstate) and as cool as it is that we find ourselves being spoilt for such choice.. the reality often is that “muthaf**kers be broke as hell” and there aint no shame in that!
So Homebass Crew have formulated a plan to combat your thin wallet, your dusty camping rigs and your evergrowing tick bills… we’re gonna condense that festival vibe down into one night of goodness… and guess what??? Yup, its still only $10!

GOOSEBUMPZ :
After an electrifying performance at the world renowned Coffs Hotel, this daredevil packed up what was left of his char-grilled equipment and headed south… and to celebrate this, he’s agreed to unleash a stack of his newest tunes on us, along with all those other groove weapons.. on the condition that we try to keep the pyrotechnics to a minimum.

MUSTARD TIGER :
How long has it been since you’ve seen the big fella uncage the mustard? Obviously the lad’s been kicking all sorts of goals on the Staunch front… and uh ladies… I reckon he’s dropped a few kg since we last seen him.. (just sayin’) Either way, we’re so excited to give this big mustard pussy a chance to stretch its legs and throw down some epic purr-a-longs.

and of course the INTERNATIONAL SECRET GUEST :
uh, what part of “secret” don’t you get?
watch this space for more clues and details leading up to the event…

www.facebook.com/events/374333153350335

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Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Leon Wilks + Jon the Obscure

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Front Bar Sunday February 24th 2019         Links: https://soundcloud.com/leondwilks

With his weather beaten Maton guitar, and a shiny new one from Nashville, Leon Wilks will play a selection of his diverse original pop rock and jazz blues tunes. After spending five years in the USA singing and playing in New York and Tennessee, he has just returned after a year gigging in the South Island of his homeland New Zealand.  Ready to grace Melbourne audiences with his plethora of new and old material. Come enjoy a couple of hours with this melodic singer songwriter. 

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Taste (Qld) + Davy Simony + Chester Brix

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Having recently returned from a SE QLD/NTH NSW tour on the back of their latest single 'Move On', one of North Queensland’s most promising acts 'The Taste' announce there very first Victorian tour including a special free performance at Bar 303 on Monday 25th February alongside former Cairns now Melbourne locals CHESTER BRIX and DAVY SIMONY.

Delighting audiences with a buffet of influences ranging from funk, rock, soul and hip hop, the Cairns based ensemble deliver a high energy performance that'll have you craving your next bite in no time!

With their track 'The Calling' from the album 'Convalesce' being Highly Commended at the 2018 QMA's
(Queensland Music Awards), the band has since supported The Cat Empire, Regurgitator, Butterfingers, Tiki Tiaane & Saskwatch and played at festivals including Brisbane Festival, Nimbin Roots and Palm Creek Folk Festival.




The Taste, Chester Brix and Davy Simony perform at Bar 303 (303 High St Northcote) on Monday 25th Feb from 8pm. Entry is free.

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Smiling Politely comedy
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Smiling Politely comedy

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Melbourne's favourite monthly room held together with duct tape and cable ties is back for another year! And what a lineup to ring in the new one:

Aurélia St Clair
Urvi Majumdar
Sequana Mallinson
Peter Jones
Blake Freeman
Lucy Sassafras

+ MC Ty Corless

With a second bracket full of open mic comedy!

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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Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Shackmen- 'Kickin' the B' Hammond Night

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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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Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Tango Sur

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Join Melbourne's newest tango ensemble "Tango Sur" for an evening of extraordinary Argentinian folk music and the more progressive sounds of modern day Buenos Aires.

Tango Sur was constructed by Argentina's own Diego Neder, a spectacular bass player specialising in the Tango style. The band celebrates the arrival of Neder and after such a short period of playing together, have quickly developed their own unique ensemble sound with a lineup unheard of within the Australian tango community.

The energy of this band should not be missed.

Diego Neder - Electric Bass

Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica

Danilo Rojas - Piano

Salvatore Persico - Percussion

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Klub M.U.K
Mar
5
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
28
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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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Apr
7
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

The Summer Session

It's here at last. The silly season is over and the music season begins. Well, there might still be a bit of silliness, it is a creative performance space after all, but there will definitely be music. Come and hear what's been brewing during the BBQ's and parties, camping trips and games nights of the Melbourne summer. Come and hear the honest tales, the crazy dreams, the romantic poems and the angry drones of our local songwriters. Come and hear the music, come and feel the friendship, be a part of the Darebin Songwriters Guild

This session at the Guild you will hear:

Caz Nickson

Cam Twomey

Nathan Chapman

Patrick Evans

Edward Nass

Mats Bjorklund

Kira Janowsky

Zac Shapiro

Fiona Claire and the 4th Lineup

Phil Hudson

*Guests listed in no particular order, the running order is decided on the day

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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May
1
8:00 PM20:00

Julien Wilson Quartet + guests

Harry Tinney String Trio @ 8:30

Julien Wilson Quartet (feat: Sam Anning) @ 9:30

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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Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Interzona #4 /D&B/Jungle/Darkstep/Techno/Dub/ElectroElectro

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Infectious Unease Radio, The Subterranean Zone, interzona Presents
INTERZONA 4
D&B, JUNGLE, DARKSTEP, TECHNO, DUB ELECTRO, ELECTRONIC EDITION

TWO PERFORMANCE STAGES

FEATURING SPECIAL AGENTS
CHIRON
ZERO1 [LoFreq]
KYMAERA [Oscillate Bass, Detrimental]
LAZYBOYPROACTIVE
LEX (LEXECUTIONER) [Resolution records, LoFreq, 40Hz, Realtime, Collective Force]
HYBRYD [Collective Force ]
CRADLE [Mindocracy, Harder & Louder]
TOKYO-NOIR [Inna Riddim, Ground Mass, Detrimental Audio]
DISCO COMPUTER
MORTRAN
INFECTIOUS UNEASE [Infectious Unease Radio, Subterranean Zone, Interzona]
SISTERTHING [Subterranean Zone, Interzona]
PATRICK HASE (VISUALS VJ)

$5.00 DOOR
8PM TO 1AM
FRIDAY NIGHT 15TH OF FEBRUARY 2019
Bar 303
https://www.facebook.com/Bar303Nothcote/
www.303.net.au
303 HIGH ST, NORTHCOTE VIC 3070
Map:https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bar+303/@-37.771341,144.9960874,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad6437c443b465f:0x7291cf6a95473adb!8m2!3d-37.771341!4d144.9982761
Public Transit
Stop 32 on the 86 tram or ride a bike!
Plenty of parking behind Bar 303.

MORE INFORMATION
CHIRON
https://www.facebook.com/chirongothic
https://chirongothic.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/michael.aliani

ZERO1 [LoFreq]
https://www.facebook.com/countjiggamusic/?ref=br_rs
https://soundcloud.com/countjigga

KYMAERA [Oscillate Bass, Detrimental]
https://www.facebook.com/KymaeraSelekta
https://soundcloud.com/kymaera
https://mixcloud.com/christopher-kymaera
https://soundcloud.com/oscillate-bass

LAZYBOYPROACTIVE
http://www.lazyboyproactive.com
https://www.facebook.com/llazyboyproactive
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lazyboyproactive/449999780
https://www.beatport.com/artist/lazyboyproactive/206062
https://tempestrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/kaos-dream
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/in-space-in-time-and-in-life
https://soundcloud.com/lazyboyproactive
https://twitter.com/LazyBoyProactiv
https://www.youtube.com/user/Lazyboyproactive1
http://www.lazyboyproactive.com/home-2/

LEX (LEXECUTIONER) [Resolution records, LoFreq, 40Hz, Realtime, Collective Force]
https://soundcloud.com/lexisonit
https://mixcloud.com/lexecutioner

HYBRYD [Collective Force ]
https://collectiveforce.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/collectiveforce

CRADLE [Mindocracy, Harder & Louder]
https://www.facebook.com/Crdlprdctns/?pnref=lhc
https://cradleme.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/cradleproductions
https://mindocracyrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/cradle-from-the-cradle-to-the-rave-ep-mocrcyd048

TOKYO-NOIR [Ground Mass, Detrimental, Dynasty Shit]
https://www.facebook.com/tokyonoirmusic
https://tokyo-noir.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/tokyonoir

DISCO COMPUTER
https://www.facebook.com/discocomputer
https://www.facebook.com/irvinejump
https://www.facebook.com/discocomputer/app/2405167945
https://www.reverbnation.com/discocomputer
https://twitter.com/disco_computer
https://myspace.com/discocomputermusic
https://www.youtube.com/user/discocomputermusic
https://www.instagram.com/discocomputermusic
http://discocomputerband.1apps.com

MORTRAN
https://www.facebook.com/mortrandnb
https://soundcloud.com/glyphicdnb

SISTERTHING [Subterranean Zone, Interzona]
https://www.facebook.com/Sister-Thing-275326745323
https://jusgodden.bandcamp.com/album/sister-thing
https://mixcloud.com/justingodden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak5JY_a4268
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQGIhdQcfO7GOhKymepOQzA

DJ INFECTIOUS UNEASE
Events:https://www.facebook.com/pg/InfectiousUneaseRadioAndDJinfectiousUnease/events/?ref=page_internal
Webpage: http://www.infectiousuneaseradio.com/
Hearthis: https://hearthis.at/djinfectiousunease
Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/infectiousuneaseradio-djinfect
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/infectious-unease-radio
Twitter: https://twitter.com/INFECTIOUS13
Infectious Unease Radio Productions And Dj Infectious Unease page: https://www.facebook.com/InfectiousUneaseRadioAndDJinfectio
Infectious Unease Radio And Dj Infectious Unease Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/infectiousuneaseradio1992
Subterranean Zone and Interzona Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/subterraneanezoneInterzonaburningc
Subterranean Zone Events Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/subterraneanzone
Interzona Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/881187278656915
Subterranean Zone and Interzona Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCWLkGvymHMggBT0jvMFl23A/videos
Infectious Unease Radio Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_KLmH9xwCJomfLkx6qDLNQ
Dj Infectious Unease Vimeo channel :https://vimeo.com/infectiousunease
IMdb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8384516/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t54

VISUALS VJ PATRICK HASE
https://www.patrickhase.com
https://www.patrickhase.com/movement
https://www.patrickhase.com/asdvis
https://vimeo.com/patrickhase

FOR FUTURE EVENT NOTIFICATIONS JOIN

Subterranean Zone and Interzona Events:https://www.facebook.com/subterraneanezoneInterzonaburningchrome
The Subterranean Zone:https://www.facebook.com/groups/subterraneanzone
GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/100158728238876498797
Twitter: https://twitter.com/subzone13
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLkGvymHMggBT0jvMFl23A
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLkGvymHMggBT0jvMFl23A/videos

VENUE: https://www.facebook.com/Bar303Nothcote
Bar 303
https://www.facebook.com/Bar303Nothcote/
www.303.net.au
303 HIGH ST, NORTHCOTE VIC 3070
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bar+303/@-37.771341,144.9960874,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad6437c443b465f:0x7291cf6a95473adb!8m2!3d-37.771341!4d144.9982761
Public Transit
Stop 32 on the 86 tram or ride a bike!
Plenty of parking behind Bar 303.


MAPS: Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bar+303/@-37.771341,144.9960874,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad6437c443b465f:0x7291cf6a95473adb!8m2!3d-37.771341!4d144.9982761

FOR MAILING LIST/FURTHER INFORMATION: info@infectiousuneaseradio.com

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Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bright Inside // Harry Tinney Quartet

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Doors at 8pm, music starts at 8:30pm.

1st set: BRIGHT INSIDE (MEL/SYD)

Theo Carbo (Guitar)
Zac O'Connell (Saxophone)
Charlie Sundborn (Saxophone)
Jacques Emery (Bass)
Chloe Kim (Drums)

"Bright Inside" is an improvisation quintet who love to support each others' music, working across 713.65km of distance. The group wishes to offer inspiration and energy as young members of Australian music scene.

2nd set: HARRY TINNEY QUARTET (MEL)

Harry Tinney - guitar, compositions
Brennan Hamilton-Smith - tenor saxophone
Angus Radley - double bass
Lewis Pierre - drums

Harry Tinney - Melbourne-based jazz guitarist and composer, has just returned from an east coast tour with his quartet in December 2018. The band played shows in Harry’s hometown of Canberra, as well as Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

The quartet functions as a vehicle to explore Harry's modern jazz compositions, drawing influence from a diverse spectrum of genres, as well as non-musical sources.

https://soundcloud.com/harrytinney

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Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

JOYING

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JOYING is a new band by guitarist Matthew Roche which is dedicated to playing original jazz that is hard swinging, energetic and positive. Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows, the prolific composer Roche sought out some old musical friends Tom Flenady (double bass) and Liam O’Leary (drums) to pay homage to the jazz royalty of his childhood. After one dream too many about swinging rhythm sections from the 60’s – our protagonist decided enough is enough and began writing simple tunes with a catchy melodic vernacular held together with an improvised backbone and got on the phone – the result is JOYING.

 

Matthew Roche – guitar

Tom Flenady – double bass

Liam O’Leary - drums

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Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Peter Vadiveloo + Anactoria

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Peter Vadiveloo writes songs ranging from the whimsical to the humourous and to the political. Peter sings, plays guitar, percussion and looper pedal. His music energetically bounces between many genres including blues, folk, funk and world music.

Armed with an arsenal of arresting effects, Anactoria takes the harp way beyond it’s traditional sound and into the richly layered territory of her alternative-folk / art-pop compositions. Her vocal performance is defined by a distinctive sense of melody and timing, where nothing is held back in the full-hearted exploration of this subtly strange state of humanness.
www.anactoria.com

www.facebook.com/petervadiveloomusic

$5 entry

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Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Lava Lakes ALBUM Launch

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Lava Lakes are beyond excited to announce the release of their debut record. Far too long in the making it’s finally time to send this baby out into the world, and they’d love love love for you to come along and celebrate at Bar 303, High Street.

Created in a boomy stairwell, set amongst the rusty drips of DIY plumbing and the vineyard-choked grotto of a soon to be demolished Northcote gun smithery; the album tells tales of long distance longing and the harshness of geography.

Joined by the bush drenched lushness of Patrick Wilson, and the ever-captivating stage slayer Georgia Knight, this will undoubtedly be a whole heck of fun. Also it’s Dave from Lava Lakes’ birthday, so come along and tease him for being so old.

There’ll be vinyls at the merch desk and cold beers at the bar.


8pm , $10

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Feb
7
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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Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

The FRET Drifters SHOW + Electric Yeti + Marko

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Featuring renowned finger-style guitarist Andy Casad; the multifaceted Nick Garrett-Powell on lead guitar, vocals, and mandolin. Audiences should expect to see and hear uniquely beautiful acoustic arrangements of original and cover music incorporating futuristic finger-styles, jaw-dropping lead solos, post-flamenco strumming, dazzling sweet mandolin and bluesy tenor vocals that will shake the room, exotic and exciting 8-finger tapping and guitar body drumming and an encore-inspiring stage presence, sure to captivate audiences.

The Fret Drifters have Opened For: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Tommy Emmanuel, David Grisman, Eric Johnson, Craig Chaquico, The Little River Band, Claude Hay, Jeff Achison, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Trevor Hall, Black Violin, Orleans, Firefall, Janeane Garofalo and Cas Haley (NBC's America's Got Talent)

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Wendy Rule
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

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
2
8:00 PM20:00

New Flamenco Project

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Welcome to a night of jazz flamenco with an array of tunes from all over the world on the flamenco guitar who Marcoiris the guitarist will take you away.

Following is the fierce footwork displaying vibrant colours to immerse you into the story of love...

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Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Grandpa Thomas' Machine + Poor Premenstrual Darling + The Disorderly Fashion

7:30pm, free entry

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Bar 303 are proud to present

Poor Premenstrual Darling

The Disorderly Fashion

Grandpa Thomas' Machine

Friday, 1 February starting at 19:30 three exciting original acts from Melbourne will grace the Bar 303 stage and give it their all. What's even more appealing is it's free to get in.

Poor Premenstrual Darling are an exciting indie rock band fronted by Marni Newman. She has gained a lot of attention and interest on SoundCloud and triple J Unearthed.

The Disorderly Fashion will be playing a solo set. We don't know what to expect so I guess you will have to come along and discover for yourself.

Grandpa Thomas' Machine are a blues/rock and 80's influenced pop trio with well crafted catchy tunes that have a long standing effect on the listener.

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Jan
31
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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Jan
24
8:30 PM20:30

The Jackie Mittoo Revue (Mista Savona)

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'Kickin the B’ at 303 - 24 JANUARY 2019, 303 High St Northcote, Melbourne. From 9pm - midnight

THE JACKIE MITTOO REVUE!

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 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 seventh 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

JACKIE MITTOO - Biography:


Keyboard virtuoso Jackie Mittoo is one of the founding figures of Jamaican music, originally forming the legendary Skatalites in 1963, and quickly gaining full time work as composer and arranger at Coxsone Dodd's legendary Studio One - arguably Jamaica's most influential studio in the development of rocksteady and reggae music. Jackie was an extraordinarily prolific songwriter and accomplished keyboardist, and became a mentor to countless younger performers in his time.

Born Donat Roy Mittoo in Browns Town, Jamaica on March 3, 1948, he began playing keyboards at the age of four, and was rarely far from a piano through his teen years, performing professionally in groups including the Vagabonds and the Vikings. He frequently skipped school to play with the house band at nearby Federal Studios, and it was there that he met producer Coxsone Dodd, who recruited Mittoo for recording sessions when the scheduled pianist failed to appear on time. While attending Kingston College, he began jamming with fellow student Augustus Pablo, and they eventually formed a trio - the Jackie Mitree - which performed his original compositions.

By 1962, Mittoo was earning attention across the island for his work in the band the Sheiks, one of Jamaica's most sought after club attractions. Despite rechristening themselves the Cavaliers Orchestra, their popularity continued to soar that year. When Dodd opened Studio One in Kingston in 1963, he employed Mittoo to serve as musical director; in the years to follow Jackie played on virtually every disc the studio produced, arranging much of the material and helping develop new songs until they were sufficiently polished to meet standards. By the early months of 1964, he set about forming a new band with Studio One session regulars Tommy McCook, Lloyd Brevette, and Lester Sterling, as well as the Cavaliers' Lloyd Knibb and Johnny Moore. Dubbing themselves the Skatalites, they were to become the quintessential ska band of the period; also featuring the legendary trombonist Don Drummond, the group lasted just 14 months - from June 1964 to August 1965 - but their influence on music worldwide remains incalculable.

After the Skatalites split, Mittoo began a solo career, scoring a major hit with his rendition of the Heptones' "Fatty Fatty." The instrumental smash "Ram Jam" followed in 1967, and resulted in a series of instrumental LPs, among them In London, Evening Time, Keep on Dancing, Now, and Macka Fat. At the same time, Mittoo continued his relentless pace at Studio One - according to the terms of his basic arrangement with Dodd, he received payment upon delivering five new 'riddims' (instrumental tracks) a week, which over the years resulted in literally thousands of compositions which he both composed and arranged. Among Mittoo's greatest contributions of the mid to late '60s were "Darker Shade of Black" (the basis for Frankie Paul's "Pass the Tu Sheng Peng"), Freddie McGregor's "Bobby Babylon," Alton Ellis' "I'm Still in Love with You," the Cables' "Feel Like Jumping" and the rocksteady anthem "Baby Why". In 1970, his "Peanie Wallie" was also versioned by the Wailers, becoming the hit "Duppy Conqueror."

Mittoo relocated from Jamaica to Toronto, Ontario in 1968, one of many reggae performers who found a home among the clubs lining the city's Yonge Street area. He returned to Kingston regularly however, and was closely aligned with Dodd and Studio One throughout the decades to follow. In Toronto, Mittoo also accepted a day job working for the Canadian Talent Library, an organization which worked to ensure that a sufficient amount of Canadian music was broadcast over national radio airwaves. By 1972, he had lived there for four years, and his work became qualified as "Canadian content"; for the CTL he recorded the album Reggae Magic which launched the hit 'Wish Bone." During the mid '70's, Mittoo also traveled to England to record a series of LPs with Bunny Lee, and during the next decade he worked regularly with Sugar Minott amongst otehrs. In 1989, Mittoo joined the reunited Skatalites, but health problems soon forced him to bow out; he passed away from cancer on December 16, 1990. His legacy however is vast, and lives on today through the massive worldwide resurgence of interest in roots reggae music, as well as the continuing 'versioning' of his songs and riddims by artists and producers around the globe.

MORE INFO:

http://www.myspace.com/officialjackiemittoo

http://www.303.net.au/
http://mistasavona.com/

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Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Tom Fryer Band‎ + Schol + Casey/Bebenek

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Tom Fryer band December and January residency at Bar 303

The usual suspects plus a few guest appearances! Details to come...

9:30pm Tom Fryer Band

Smokin' Grooves, Honkin' Riffs and Killer Vibes

Tom Fryer - Fretless Guitar and Fretted Guitar
Adrian Sherriff - Keyboard
Philip Day - Trumpet
Nick Delaney - Multiscale Bass :-)
Ryan Menezes - Drums

Donation at Bar

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Jan
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Great Emu War Casualties + The Sierras + Lynn Jacob

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Lynn Jacob - Acoustic ukelele folk music, good for the soul with some beautiful vocals.

The Sierras - The Sierras immerse you with full-bodied groove and classic visual performance through their unique Australian fusion of alternative rock, surf rock and British pop.

TGEWC - Well you know the drill... actually you probably don't, but oh well. We're a band that sometimes plays music too.

PLUS HOPEFULLY SOME OTHER ACTS BUT MAYBE NOT BUT HOPEFULLY!!!

Doors at 7.30PM, set times tba but ENTRY IS FREEEEE!!!!

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Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Music Mamas

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Music Mamas is a unique event where singer/songwriters with kids, nieces/nephews or just a love of kids, play a family-friendly showcase gig.

These are All Ages events, so everyone is welcome, especially parents, little kids and grandparents.

Our first Music Mamas in the front room of 303 showcases amazing female talent from Darebin!

3pm Madeleine Gray
4pm Ann Poore
5pm Rhianna Kate
6pm Rachel Clark

Free entry and Kid Friendly. Please leave a donation in our tip jar for our artists.

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Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Yeah, Bad ? + The Engagement + Trick Gypsy + Foxymoron

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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!
The band has just released their first single "Destroyer" off of their upcoming EP "Soft Construct" due for release in 2019, so come see what they're about!

Melbourne's own electro/pop five-piece project, The Engagement has already released a collection of well-received singles without any sign of letting up. Melbourne’s Fox FM described the project as “a cool 80’s/retro sound”, while Triple M personality Jane Gazzo simply called it “Fantastic”.
Drawing influences from some heavyweights of the rock and pop genres, such as Imagine Dragons and Coldplay, The Engagement combines catchy melodies and edgy production with lyrical depth that creates a unique and addictive sound.
‘Engagement’ is much more than a name for this project; it’s what happens to anyone who hears these songs. It’s hard to listen to any of their singles, (Closer, Unbroken, Let Go, just to name a few) without becoming an immediate fan.
With previous singles, Let Go and Unbroken generating over 400,000 streams collectively and crossing international borders with US No.1 indie radio single, Home. The Engagement is quickly gaining fans in Australia and around the world.

Straight out of Brisbane’s QUT, Foxymoron have usurped the indie-rock throne. Spawned from
the influence of indie royalty such as The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and Custard, their charming cynicism and humour are integral to their music and live shows.

Foxymoron’s latest release is the first instalment of their debut, two-part EP 'Soapbox Cinema’.
Soapbox Cinema is a political, personal and universal collection of music that oozes with relevance to this modern world. 2019 sees Foxymoron touring the east coast, spanning from Brisbane to Melbourne.

Punk Rockers Trick Gypsy, a three-piece band from Melbourne, bring a mix of energy and rawness back to the stage. Inspired by artists like Jebediah, Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr, Trick Gypsy are, quote "Pretty far out, man. Just ask Mum" according to guitarist, frontman and songwriter Felix King. The trio of Felix, Josh (bass) and Tom (drums) have been together for 3 years, and write their own original, spicy tunes

What sets Trick Gypsy apart from other artists is the energy and unpredictability they bring to live performances. Smashing guitars and doing shoeys mixed with punk beats and "Jesus Jumpsuit" sing-alongs are regular occurrences at their gigs. Here's some proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz-Ze2LeCUA

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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sigasi + Pickpocket + Malcura

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Newly formed Sigasi is teaming up with the very talented Pickpocket and Malcura to put on a night of extremely groovy instrumental music for anyone in and around Melbourne at Bar 303 on the 11th of January. Tickets will be available from 9am Friday 23/11 and for the first 2 weeks you can pick up your early bird tickets for just $10. Links for tickets below. 😶👌🎶🎹🎺🎻🎸🎷

https://www.trybooking.com/ZOKP

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Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Homebass: Tor / Coma-Chi / Austero

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We are excited to bring you this multi international lineup featuring..

Tor (Canada)

Emerging in late 2012 with a sound that was all his own, Tor’s debut album ‘Drum Therapy’ was the culmination of over a decade of quietly honing his craft, merging the aesthetics of dusty samples with polished production, addictive melody and unique driving percussion. After catching the attention of Emancipator, the album became the first release to launch his new label Loci Records and led to supporting slots on several US tours and remixes for artists like ODESZA.
Tor’s sophomore album ‘Blue Book’ was released in summer 2016 and served as the perfect follow up – a natural evolution of the best qualities of his previous work, while pushing his sound forward with new sonic palettes, ideas and tempos. It’s a record that plays like a journey from start to finish, with rhythmic bell patterns, chopped vocal harmonies, atmospheric swells, warm basslines, and a newfound love of analog synthesizers all creating a distinctive world. Since the album’s release Tor has gone on to curate the ‘Origins’ mix series, supported Emancipator at Red Rocks and on a sold out North American tour, remixed artists such as RUFUS DU SOL and CLOZEE and is performing multiple festival appearances including Shambhala, Electric Forest, Oregon Eclipse, Envision, LIB, Sonic Bloom and the Do Lab stage at Coachella.

COMA-CHI (OFFICIAL) (Japan)

COMA-CHI is a pioneer of a female rapper in Japan who has awesome skills with experience, gathering respect from many people.
She is a very talented artist with a rich groove feeling influenced by black music such as HIPHOP, R & B, JAZZ, Afrobeats and also having outstanding singing ability.
She began singing as a vocalist since junior high school, in a band.
And when she was 15 years old, she met HIPHOP and started raping.
the rumor of her soon spread through Japanese music lovers and she was featured by many famous artist such as
RHYMESTER, ZEEBRA, Miliyah Kato, Daichi Miura...etc.

She became the first female historical finalist, with B-BOY PARK MC battle. The people admired her as the No. 1 woman MC of the Japanese HIPHOP artist.

She released the album “RED NAKED” from major label in 2009. The topics gathered about her rare singing ability and fashionability.
in recent years, she quit major label and established her own label / office "Queen's room" to express herself faithfully.
She released three albums and one picture book by her self.
In 2011, She was featured by Jamaica reggae originator · sly & lobby 's Grammy nomination work and expand to the world.
In March, 2018, after giving birth and child-rearing period, she released the new album "JOMON GREEN”.
The album is masterpiece to be expanded from Japan to the world!

also featuring!

Austero Live
Griff
Auramechanic
$15 tickets

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Dec
28
9:00 PM21:00

Rice Paper Rollers

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Due to popular demand, Rice Paper Rollers are doing a debut gig.
These guys are going on a psychedelic groove journey with some very brave special guests (TBA).
It's a genre crossing madhouse where many classics will be messed with, and many new things created.
An improvisation collaboration by a chop (collective noun for musician) of in demand Melbourne session musicians exploring songs, ideas and emotions.
Come check out the debut gig in advance of the Evelyn residency starting in the new year. Say you were there first before they were cool.

Gilly G - Guitar
Shane Evans - Drums
Owen Downie - Bass
Alex Howroyd - Too many things to mention

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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The Po Boys - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Po Boys - '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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Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Strangers for Sale‎- Christmas Charity Gig

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It's that time of year again folks, the sun's coming out, the Uni holidays are in full swing and Christmas is right around the corner.

We thought we'd celebrate the year by throwing a huge Christmas party with The Colby's and Pilgrim Age, and since it's the season for giving, every dollar from ticket sales is being donated to the Vinnies Victoria Christmas Appeal to help support those in need.

Come along, bring a friend, get loose, enjoy the tunes, and all for a good cause :)

Doors 7pm

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tumble Turn + Sun Traitors + Seven Magaritas

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After a longer than expected break, TUMBLE TURN return to the scene to host this tribute to the sun and the seasons. The planets have aligned recently, with their music videos for 'Cash Jobs' and 'Bunnings Sausage' making waves on social media and commercial TV. Rounding out its first year, the band has fine-tuned 15 songs and they'll play all of them on the night.

Opening the night are punk supergroup SEVEN MARGARITAS. With members of Strawberry Fist Cake, Psycho Moto and The Cruntburgers, they're sure to make an almighty sonic sacrifice to the gods.

SUN TRAITORS are newcomers to the Melbourne rock and roll scene, with a sound that lives between post 70's blues-rock, 80's & 90's glam, and modern hard rock, Sun Traitors play loud and then some! Their debut self titled EP was released in August this year and is available through all major online stores and streaming services.

Doors open at 8, with a tenner upon entry for our troubles.

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