303 Gig Guide
to Dec 28

303 Gig Guide

Saturday 9th December – ‘launch, jazz, groove & rock’

Quadrifid + Lijuka

4pm, $10



The Nova Fiends + Fuzzsucker + Jimmy Maddon

8pm, $5



Sunday 10th December – ‘indie pop blues songwriters’

Winnick + Girl Friday + Sophie Rose

4pm, donation



Monday 11th December – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Chris Young Quartet + Reuben Legge Trio

8pm, donation



Tuesday 12th December – ‘film‘

Cinecult303: 'Breakin' n' Enterin'

7pm, donation



Wednesday 13th December – ‘jazz’

Fight Club: Fabric + guests




Thursday 14th December – ‘rock, folkpop’

Bear Blue + Mel Taylor + Rachael Comte

8pm, $5


Friday 15th December – ‘rock teachers’

The Laminators




Saturday 16th December – ‘electronica’

Geotech 8

7pm, free entry



Sunday 17th December – ‘art rock, ep launch’

Self Help




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

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free



Tuesday 19th December – ‘comedy‘

Peanut Noir Comedy

7:30pm, free



Wednesday 20th December – ‘jazz’

Fight Club: Meagher/ Barnes Duo + Peon + Fabric





Thursday 21st December – ‘pop, electronic’

American Doubles + DJ Thomas William Butt

8pm, $5



Friday 22nd December – ‘rock’

Danitchy + Green Hollows + Snark

8pm, $5



Saturday 23rd December – ‘launch party’

Dog Cuntz + The One Two + Gluten Priest + Erin Watkins

8pm, $5



Sunday 24th December – ‘closed’

Monday 25th December – ‘closed’

Tuesday 26th December – ‘‘


Wednesday 27th December – ‘jazz’

Fight Club: Meagher/ Brown/ ODwyer/ Ferella

8pm, donation



Thursday 28th December – ‘soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Leroys Hammond Combo

8pm doors, $10

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8:00 PM20:00

Self Help EP Release Party


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.

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
8:00 PM20:00

Yarra Banks 303 Jam


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

Jamming starts 8:15pm.

free entry


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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!


Your host for the evening is Alex Chilton

This month’s stellar cast includes:

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

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8:00 PM20:00

Fight Club presents "This Might Get Loud"


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

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

The Groups
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

Michael Meagher electric bass
Shaun Rammers saxophone
Ronny Ferella drums

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8:00 PM20:00

American Doubles + DJ Thomas William Butt


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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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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Klub M.U.K
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.



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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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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Darebin Songwriters Guild
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

December Session
Sunday 3 December
3.30 pm @ 303
303 High Street Northcote

It's the final Guild session for 2017! How did the year go so fast? Well we will never know - but we know about good music and good community! What better way is there to celebrate the year than to head down to the back room of 303 and listen to a bunch of talented songwriters?  This is the real deal.

For the December Session we are excited to present yet another brand new line up of talent.  This time we will hear from:

  • Kenny C
  • Kira Janowsky
  • Ann Poore
  • Pat Evans & Cyril Moran
  • Sam Terranova
  • Bree Schembri
  • Barbara Jeffrey
  • Ruth Parker
  • Jo Jo Rainwater
  • Edward Nass 

There may be a little jingling of bells and some festive sharings.


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

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


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8:00 PM20:00

Bear Blue + Mel Taylor + Rachael Comte


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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7:00 PM19:00

Cinecult303: 'BREAKIN' 'N ENTERIN'

Dir: Topper Carew. 85mins. 1983.

A rarely screened documentary about the West Coast Hip Hop scene that inspired the infamous Cannon films, BREAKIN' and BREAKIN' 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, CineCult303 is proud to present BREAKIN' 'N ENTERIN'.
One of the many films confined to a VHS only release, this is an important document of an era, featuring footage and interviews of a moment in time that truly never went out of style. It features Ice-T making his cinema debut as the club MC, who takes sometime to do some poppin' and lockin' of his own!
If you are passionate about music and dance history, if hip-hop is your jam, then this is a must see film. These days it is easier to find out information about the soundtrack than it is about the film itself.
From the notes on Discogs:

"In 1983 director Topper Carrew produced a documentary about the Radio Club called "Breakin' 'n' Enterin'". For this early piece of West Coast History Ice T, Egyptian Lover and The Glove recorded five songs which were released on the legendary 'Radio Crew' EP. The artist Dupont who also first appeared on the soundtrack did three songs for this documentary; filled with vocoder voices and electro beats, which were well ahead of their time, but his tracks never made it on to the original vinyl pressing. The EP is one of the rarest pieces of vinyl in Hip Hop history, only pressed 25 times for the cast of the documentary."

So lock down Tuesday December 12th, put your game face on, and get ready to break a sweat at 303 in Northcote for CineCult303.

Film kicks off at 7:30pm, with a gold coin donation for entry. Arrive early for good couches, fine beverages and film discussion.


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.


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8:00 PM20:00


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


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4:00 PM16:00

Winnick + Girl Friday + Sophie Rose


Come on down to get silly with us for the start of the silly season. *No carols required.

Musically arrogant wordplay from the soul in the shape of emotional parody.

Girl Friday:
Tracey Hogue (Girl Friday) was brought up on Billie, Ella, Fred and Ginger with a dash of Riot Grrrl. Since starting the Girl Friday project to record out of copyright material on a uke, she has since crafted her own songs that strive to soothe, express the deep stirrings of the heart, and essentially be honest.

Sophie Rose & the Manual Breathing:
Melbourne based Kiwi artist, Sophie Rose revels in dark humour. Infusing whimsical melodies with dark sentiment and operating as ainstrumentally flexible duo, Sophie Rose & the Manual Breathing are bringing in the revolution with creepy post-folk-blues.

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4:00 PM16:00

Quadrifid EP Launch with Lijuka


We are launching our debut EP into the world and are throwing a gig to celebrate!

Quadrifid are a jazz quartet that you can dance to. Playing a blend of original jazz and groove music in a 'chordless' instrumentation, they create lush harmonies between the trombone, saxophone and double bass, gelled together by the rhythmic drive of the drums.
They combine the individuality of each instrument to create a unique musical conversation.

Lijuka are a Melbourne based trio whose unique sound swings from ambient drone based musings to jazz-infused grooves. This saxophone/drums/guitar combo draws on acoustic and electronic elements, such as live-looping and real-time sound manipulation, to create a rich aural landscape.

Tickets $10 on the door/ $15 with an EP

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8:00 PM20:00

A Very Gami Christmas


The Gami Gami Devils are proud to present the anual Christmas cracker "A Very Gami Christmas!"
The Gami Sleigh is headed fast down that outback dirt track to the midst of Northcote. Performing with other talented acts all for a good cause. In partnership with the Salvo's, the Gami's want to help lift the spirits of all this Christmas with some classy new tunes, along with your beloved favourites.
Supported by Cowboys Cash & Carry - Thomastown, Burnt Creek Lodge - Mansfield, and Fighting Fit P.T., we are in fighting form for a hell of a night!
Can't wait to have you all 'round for Christmas!

+ The Velvet Archers + The Cliches


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The Miles Henry Trio - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night
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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7:30 PM19:30

Imogen Pemberton + Oliver Downes


Melbourne singer-songwriters Imogen Pemberton and Oliver Downes are thrilled to hit the road this December with tour dates across VIC, ACT, NSW and QLD.

Tickets $10 on the door
Doors 7.30

Oliver Downes

Oliver Downes blends instantly hummable melodies with athletic keyboard playing 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 such as Ben Caplan and Kate Bush to offer a sweet blend of dreamy ballads and exhilaratingly kinetic tunes. Joined by Joshua Kreusler (electric guitar) and Jack Towers (drums), expect a high-definition musical passage through the darkness into the light.


Imogen Pemberton

Singer-songwriter Imogen Pemberton mesmerises with lush vocals, aching melodies and sophisticated finger picking. Offering songs from her debut EP Spine (2016), as well as road-testing a swag of new material ahead of recording her debut album in January, Imogen offers folk ballads that are haunting, heartfelt and raw. Together with tour-mate Oliver Downes on cello, she conjures soundscapes of startling organic purity to break the heart and nourish the soul.


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7:30 PM19:30

Samassin, The Anecdote and Stephen McCulloch


Save the date for this triple bill! Samassin perform earthy, vibrant, innovative, eastern tinged compositions, with ancient rhythms and cinematic beauty. This is original music in a world fusion vein; highly detailed compositions, rich with exotic melodies and grooves, each piece a vivid and emotional journey.
Written by composer/guitarist Kirsty Pittman and beautifully interpreted by the band, these enigmatic compositions draw on the influences of jazz, contemporary art music and traditional rhythmic and melodic ideas from the Middle-East and India.
Samassin is completed by bass clarinettist Justin Lim, flautist Belinda Woods, percussionist Gustavo Moreno and Daniel Hoban on middle-eastern percussion. Samassin are joined by The Anecdote a captivating, virtuosic, and fire-spirited acoustic trio. Featuring cello, trumpet, percussion and soaring vocals, their performances weave spells of incantatory magic. The music is a marriage of painstakingly sculptured songs, poetic lyrics, fiery improvising and spacious interweaving, drawing from elements of folk, world music, reggae and jazz. Throughout their careers, members of The Anecdote have performed and recorded with such musical luminaries as Gotye, Dan Kelly, Jeff Lang, Gareth Liddiard, Greg Arnold and Dallas Frasca.
Singer-songwriter Stephen McCulloch will launch the evening; his debut album, 'Good Things Take Time' was officially released on iTunes April 2015. Good Things Take Time went to #15 on the Australian iTunes Singer/songwriter charts in July of this year. The album also features Hamish Davidson (of the Davidson Brothers) on violin.
"A Rich Smooth Voice, with an edge that makes you want to hear more!”
- Nick Seymour (Crowded House)
" The variation and accompaniment was perfect and always left you curious how the next song would run and where it would take you "
-Andrew Clermont (recipiant Golden Guitar Award, Musician and Producer)

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3:00 PM15:00

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

3pm, free entry/paid exit (donation)

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan

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

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


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8:00 PM20:00

Lazer Baby (TAS) w/ Sofala & WOY


Known for their eclectic sound, Hobart band Lazer Baby have evolved from diverse musical backgrounds with members performing individually everything from metal to gypsy punk and jazz. Their music stems from a mutual love and fusion of genres such as hip hop, RnB, jazz and EDM. Lazer Baby will be performing a string of interstate shows in support of their single release. Their debut tour has been supported through Arts Tasmania by the minister for the arts and their single "So Lonely" will be released this November.

Melbourne friends Sofala and WOY will be joining at Bar 303 for the Melbourne launch 1st of December!


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8:00 PM20:00

Hammond Night: The Jackson Four

The Jackson 4 Groove - Blues - Jazz and Swing Hammond B3 driven groove quartet. Perfect to Swing dance and groove to.

The style of the band is very much a classic 50's/60’s Blues, soul/jazz and Swing dance. In keeping with the classic 50's/60’s sound and look of the Hammond B3 organ the band is centred on.


Hammond Organ - Gary ‘Groove Keys’ Jones
Sax and vocals - Jeff Mead
Drums - Nick Mierisch
Vocals and Percussion - Peter Jackson


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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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



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8:00 PM20:00

SHOL + Lo Res


Bohjass @ 7:00pm

SHOL @ 8:30pm

Christopher Skepper-trumpet
Chris Pappas-tenor sax
Nashua Lee-guitar
John O'Hagan-dbass
Chris Lewis-drums




SHOL’s music has its roots in the band’s love of hard bop and free jazz, paying homage to the masters - Miles Davis, Coltrane, Shorter, Blakey, Cecil Taylor, Mingus, Monk; the list goes on. Yet this uniquely Australian sound lives completely in the present day, imbued with a sense of energetic urgency that unreservedly demands attention.

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to Nov 26

The Beggars' Way + Social Skills + The Devours


Our debut album, "Higher Ground', turns 1 this November, and we thought what better way to celebrate than to get a bunch of mates together, have a bunch of beers, and go back to where it all began!
Our mates Social Skills and The Devours are jumping on board, and as this will be our LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR.. we intend on making it a biggie. All our merch will be going at discounted prices... and we intend on partying long into the night. So come one, come all!!

Doors at 8pm, tenner on the door!!

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8:30 PM20:30

The Surreal Estate Agents + Leo Creighton + Little Rituals


The Surreal Estate Agents are a four piece rock band hailing from Tasmania. Their music and live performance combines classic rock styled progressions with a strong driving rhythm section topped off with rich lyrical content.

They have played venues across the country supporting acts such as Neil Finn, Meg Mac, Killing Heidi and more.

They have released a new array of music in 2017 and will be performing at Bar 303 as part of their 'If It Aint Broken National Tour'.

W/ Special Guests: Leo Creighton, Little Rituals

Doors 8:30 - Entry: $10

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5:00 PM17:00

Maximillian Album Launch


Maximillian is the debut self-titled album of Maximillian Rudd. The independent release is the first album co-produced by ARIA nominated singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd. The record glimpses the colliding worlds of instrumental guitar culture and the Americas, where Brazilian flair and velocity meets New Orleans grit.
With support from fellow Surf Coast singer-songwriter and fiend of the frets, Bec Goring, this Sunday session promises young, raw and unfettered musical talent for seasoned ears.


Link to presale, Facebook event and website:





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8:00 PM20:00

Front bar acoustic party: Late Nights + The Berkeley Hunts + Joe Guiton + Ben Jones + Chris Cavallo


Late Nights are back are more acoustic than ever!

Taking a well deserved break from painstakingly recording 2 songs in the studio they have decided to blow off some steam by throwing an acoustic party at 303 front bar on Thursday November 16th!

They will be performing the smash hits you all know and love from their chart topping debut Ep "Tennis" as well as their two new revolutionary upcoming tracks, set to take the music world by storm.

Check out our debut Ep here:

Joining the line up:
The Berkeley Hunts
Joe Guiton (The suicide Tuesdays)
Ben Jones (The Beggars Way)
Chris Cavallo

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8:00 PM20:00

Boadz plays Robert Johnson

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

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

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6:30 PM18:30

Soul Lab + Afrobeat Collective + Torbreck


Fresh off of their stellar performance at Crown Palladium for the Victorian Training Awards, SOUL LAB is set to hit the stage at 303 in November to deliver their brand of Soul, RnB and Funk covers! Featuring a set that ranges from old school Motown hits all the way to contemporary RnB, SOUL LAB is sure to get the party pumping!

But what’s a party without friends?!

Along for the ride are TORBRECK, a brand new ensemble committed to creating crazy tunes that show off their genre blending antics and THE AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE a group whose pulsating rhythms and catchy grooves are guaranteed to get you moving.

If you’re keen for a boogie and a good time, grab a friend and head down.


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1:00 PM13:00

Dear Matilda + Wally Howlett + Ronny Rufus + Violet Tolhurst



Dear Matilda and Bar 303 present to you the even split bill with talented Melbourne songwriters Wally Howlett & The Chest Hairs, Ronny-Rufus and Violet Tolhurst. Singing swinging tunes to warm you heart and melt your mind.

Be there to support local talent, drink some nice cool bevs and have a boogie with us!

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8:00 PM20:00

Stranger Cole (JAM) - Up Close Tour feat. The Moonhops


Newport Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady Festival + Roots Collective Present: Stranger Cole (JAM) and The Moonhops - UP CLOSE TOUR.

His name may be "Stranger" but he's no stranger to the city that has been his second home since his visit in 2010 at the invitation of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.

The beloved Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae pioneer returns to Melbourne in November for two intimate shows at Bar 303 (Saturday 11 November) and the Reggae Cruise (Saturday 18 November).

Despite a tremendous cult following and the potential to sell out large venues, Stranger has deliberately chosen to do only two select shows - giving his "Melbourne family", as he calls them, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear and experience Jamaican music royalty up close and personal.

PBS FM musicologist Mohair Slim has curated a special set list that will see Stranger Cole perform his biggest hits (Bangarang, Artibella, Rough and Tough etc.) and also some incredible ska, rocksteady and reggae rarities he has never played before on world stages.

Providing backing sounds is Melbourne all-star aggregation, The Moonhops. For this very special occassion, they will feature a full horn section and guests.

Tickets for 303:

Tickets for The Reggae Cruise:

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7:00 PM19:00

Stephen Foster + Reece Campbell + Stevie Renee


Steve, Reece and Stevie's Final Recital:

For the past two years, Stephen has been mostly present throughout a music performance course at Melbourne Polytechnic.
To celebrate the culmination of his studies he will take to the stage and be noisy for a little bit. But not too long.
Some of this noise may sound vaguely remeniscent of artists such as the Gorillaz, Nick Cave and the bad seeds, or that drunk friend that sings too loudly at karaoke.
He hopes to see you there, and would like to remind you that he's a rum drinker.
Karaoke will most likely follow.

Hailing from the Victorian country metropolis of Bendigo, Reece has worked tirelessly, day and night (but never in the early morning) to concoct a smorgasbord of delectable tunes to satisfy your ear-holes. He'll be performing a mixture of covers, by artists such as Guthrie Govan and Andy McKie, as well as some original tunes by artists such as Reece Campbell. Come treat yourself (as well as Reece's inflated ego) to 40 minutes of self-indulgence!

Stevie's first gig was performed from behind a rubbish bin at the tender age of seven. Shortly after, she was wrestling a Grammy "Kanye-style", from that very same bin, and has now rightfully claimed the spotlight.
Heavily influenced by Fleetwood Mac and Paramore, she will attempt to dazzle you with a mix of covers and originals, carefully selected for you by her team of underpaid associates.
A challenging, yet truly wonderful couple of years at Melbourne Polytechnic has led her to this very moment.

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8:00 PM20:00

Monique Angele + Phisha + Jess Parker & the Troubled Waters


A night of unforgettable music - from operatic piano pop, folky swamp-blues, and extreme alternative virtuosic acoustic guitar.

Monique Angele is a unique emerging Canadian singer-songwriter currently based in Australia. Her music blends both classical and pop elements in a style that exhibits both pianistic finesse and soaring vocals. Monique's performance history makes her no stranger to the stage, possessing a background in solo piano and voice repertoire, opera and musical theatre. She is currently working on her full length album set to be released in 2018.

Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters are a folky swamp-blues duo from rainy Melbourne. Their trampling rhythms, howling guitar licks and swooning, dark Australiana vocals are sure to leave a lasting hickey bruise on your mind. https://jessparkermusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Phisha makes music you need to SEE not just HEAR...
Solo acoustic guitar doesn't have to to be boring...
Phisha performs a unique style of percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar with intriguing techniques,
But then takes it a step further by incorporating it around deep, meaningful songwriting and a melodic voice that can tell a story.

Come see and hear for yourself...


Cover $5
Music starts at 8pm

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