303 Gig Guide
Jul 31

303 Gig Guide

Friday 14th July – ‘multi media’

The Wimmera Speaks

8pm doors, $10



Saturday 15th July – ‘Ground Records, rock, pop’

Winter Warmer Festival: Creature Fear + Mango Retreat + Wolf and Willow + many more

3pm - late, $15



Sunday 16th July – ‘open vinyl’

BYO Vinyl. Melbourne Record Club

4pm, free



Monday 17th July – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free



Tuesday 18th July – ‘comedy‘

Peanut Noir Comedy

7:30pm, free



Wednesday 19th July – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Koi Kingdom

8pm, donation



Thursday 20th July – ‘funk, rock’

Eat Pant + Ahh! + A Cold Cloth

7pm, $5



Friday 21st July– ‘pop, rock, groove’

Paris Plan + Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy + King River Rising + Blondel

7pm doors, $10



Saturday 22nd July – ‘reggae dub, sound systems’

Sound Dimensions II

8pm, free



Sunday 23rd July – ‘jazz, funk’

AK's Bone Patrol

7pm, donation



Monday 24th July – ‘rock, soul, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

8pm, free


Tuesday 25th July – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation



Wednesday 26th July – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Damien Ellis Group

8pm, donation



Thursday 27th July – ‘soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Jake Mason Trio

8pm doors, $10



Friday 28th July – ‘Ghanaian, afrobeat’

Bortier Okoe & Band

8pm, $15



Saturday 29th July – ‘electronica, slice records’

Geotech 3

8pm, free entry



Sunday 30th July – ‘songwriters, experimental’

Maja + Annaliese Rose + Ruby Gill

3:30pm, $10


Spasmoslop + F-Zero + Ehsan Gelsi + Ciaran Geoghegan

7:30pm, $5


7:00 pm19:00

Eat Pant + Ahh! + A Cold Cloth

EAT PANT have been on a red hot roll with gigs at Bar Open, The Retreat and The Reverence. Now we're ready to enthrall the illustrious Bar 303 with two debutant bands - a snazzy jazz troup named 'AHH!', and the funkadealic rock outfit that is, A COLD CLOTH.

$5 entry and cheap drinks!

7:00 pm19:00

Paris Plan + Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy + King River Rising + Blondel

Melbourne's very own Paris Plan will be bringing you what is sure to be a crazy night full of bangin' tunes and fresh grooves. The PP crew will be headlining Northcote's Bar 303, alongside some of Melbourne's finest and freshest.

In what should be an absolute humdinger of an evening, Paris Plan will be joined by Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy, King River Rising and Blondel (links below).

The Deetz:

Tickets: $10 on the door

Doors @7pm

Set Times (subject to change):

8:15 - Blondel

9:00 - King River Rising

9:50 - Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy

10:40 - Paris Plan


Make sure you wear your best groovin' clothes, because it's gonna get radical :)

Blondel - https://soundcloud.com/blondelmusic

King River Rising - https://kingriverrising.bandcamp.com/

Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy -

8:00 pm20:00


Two sounds meet for the first time in one pen. Expect high grade roots, dub and rub-a-dub.

Free Entry all night.


Every month at Bar 303 we will feature local and interstate soundsystems and selectors on rotation playing the best in reggae and dubwise music at Bar 303 High Street Northcote.

Free entry

7:00 pm19:00

AK's Bone Patrol

From the tempestuous brine of the deep comes Admiral Keneally's Bone Patrol wielding their wily ways and nautical nonsense weaving short stories to tempt your sonic senses...

We're are at it again!!
This time it's personal and it's at bar 303!

Bohjass + Damien Ellis Group
8:00 pm20:00

Bohjass + Damien Ellis Group


8pm, donation entry


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.

8:00 pm20:00

Jake Mason Trio - 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 .

8pm doors, $10

kickin the B at 303 1st and last-1.jpg
8:00 pm20:00

Bortier Okoe & Band

Well-known for his extraordinary musical gifts and exciting innovations as composer, master traditional drummer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Bortier is a popular and sought after performer, delivers songs in English, and his native Ghanaian languages of Ga, Twi, and Ewe. Bortier Okoe truly is one of Africa’s most inspirational musicians. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Bortier was a child prodigy who spent much of his childhood travelling Ghana with his family in their music and dance performance group, Nyomor Baatsor, and it’s not surprising to learn that he was recognised by the Ghanaian government as a master drummer and cultural ambassador when he was only seventeen years old.

Come see Bortier and his band at bar 303 on Friday 28th of July!

$15 entry

Support acts TBC

8:00 pm20:00

Geotech #3

Slice Records presents,
Geotech #3.
A night of underground electronic music from local artists and producers.


Point Zero Productions
Alpha Loopy
Squiddy Fiddler
Raped By Noise
Fate Æffect


A project by Melbourne based artist Vijay Thillaimuthu, is centred on the manifestation of sound in the visual medium. Concerned with the exposition of electronic sound synthesis through visualisation, Xenosine provides all encompassing multi-sensory works & live experiences driven by heavy rhythmic progression by means of modular synthesiser & theremin controller.

Clint Grierson is Melbourne based sound designer, musician, digital artist and graphic designer.
Point Zero Productions is the outlet for the work, which includes freelance graphic design, digital art, electronic music as well as sound design for Propellerheads Reason and Reason Refills.
Clint ‘s vision integrates the love of sound, music, art and technology into a singular point of creativity. The Zero Point.

Real people creating live beats and tunes in front of your eyes.
What started as an exploration of looping software, has now evolved into a full blown side project for Melbourne based singer/songwriter, Carolyn Oates, under the guise of Alpha Loopy. Oates had locked herself away in a little cabin in the Yarra Valley to experiment with some new gear and in a matter of a few weeks a new live instrumental project was born. Taking her back to her keyboard roots, she has created a spellbinding set of electro-pop music that is created live at every show.

0F.digital constructs minimalist sound sculptures, using digital and analog hardware. Taking influence from 80s and 90s industrial music, as well as IDM and minimal techno, the resulting auditory product is dark, repetitive and psychedelic.

Driven by his constant mantra 'Does not dance, do not feed, do not smile openly, and keep my focus on the task of musicianshiping' Squiddy, Aka Rafe Squidd, is deadly serious when requesting that you 'FARKN MOVE CUNTS' in whatever way that whatever nonsense is befalling the ear.
Brandishing an inconsistant and eclectic range of experimental electronica, often left loose awkwardly in the 'mix', Squiddy encourages an appreciation for the ragged and freyed edges of music, and hopes one might engage in a delightfully short lived chance to spout vacuous musical platitudes when, really, hes just frunging ordinary people with snares n noise. . .
Watch the norms cry with me . . .

SANFI. aka Sado
Mixing abrasive breakcore with deep ragga samples, acid bass lines and jungle drums, his music is the perfect flavour combination for people new to breakcore as well as those that have always been fans. Sanfi has been a cornerstone in the Melbourne breakcore community for years.

LYSDEXIC. (Hopscotch)
Began its existence as garbled experiments in freeform sound design, audio manipulation and textural soundsculpting before moving into rhythmic based composition. Drawing influence from autechre, Ryoji Ikeda, Richard Devine and other heavy glitch luminaries - Lysdexic continues to explore and destroy the audio spectrum.
soundcloud.com/lysdexic /mixcloud.com/lysdexic

Behind the veil, amidst clouds and voodoo trinkets, is Fate Æffect. Inspired by occult insight and visions of dystopia, this industrial and dark electronica project has been producing multi-faceted esoteric sounds since 2003. His work is a vessel for musical experimentation and inspiration unrestricted by genre, flirting with a range of electronic styles from industrial, dark techno, weird bedroom beats and electronica, idm noise/ambient. Fate Æffect’s live setup and production techniques change constantly and aims to create feelings in gyrations of sensory awareness.

First show in 10 years, formed at the start of 1998 - now with member Alexei P as 2nd guitarist.


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!


8:00 pm20:00

The Montgomery Brothers - Album Launch

303 hosts one of the country's hottest young rhythm and blues outfits. Every member of The Montgomery Brothers boasts their own fierce multi-instrumental virtuosity and rare musical vocabulary - an already seasoned trio having toured as far as Latin America, Europe, Japan and Hawaii.

The national launch of their new fully self-produced release features very special guest collaborators Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire) and Danny Ross.

Doors at 8pm
Music from 9pm

$5 Entry
$15 Entry with album



Darebin Songwriters Guild
3:30 pm15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

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

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

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

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

Eddie Ink
Matthew Dean
Ruth Parker
Sam Terranova
Christina Green
Dean Lombard
Malcolm Turnbull
Dave Butt
Nathan Chapman
Phil Hudson

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

We'll see you there!

Upcoming Session dates for 2017:

6 August
1 October
3 December



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

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


7:00 pm19:00


Turn up at 7 for a drink and to get a good seat for a 730 start.
Gold coin donation to help us keep shit weird.

The feature will commence at 7:30pm but please arrive early to imbibe, and procur good seats.

A gold coin donation will garner you entry.

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



8:00 pm20:00


With a whole new line-up, Maddison Carter brings together promiment improvising musiciancs from Melbourne for this residency. Performing originals from Maddison, alongside the likes of Bach, the double-drummer, double-bass player, double-horn player band will be...
[Oxford Dictionary definition of 'Wily']: Skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.

9th August -
Drums: Maddison Carter and Hugh Harvey
Bass: Isaac Gunnoo and Tamara Murphy
Horns: James Macaulay and Julien Wilson

16th August -
Drums: Maddison Carter and Hugh Harvey
Bass: Isaac Gunnoo and Tamara Murphy
Horns: James Macaulay and Edward Fairlie

23rd August -
Drums: Maddison Carter and Danny Farrugia
Bass: Isaac Gunnoo and Tamara Murphy
Horns: James Macaulay and Julien Wilson

30th August -
Drums: Maddison Carter and Luke Andresen
Bass: Isaac Gunnoo and Frank Di Sario
Horns: James Macaulay and Julien Wilson

Doors Open: 8pm
Music Starts: 8:30pm
Entry: Donation (not free)

Ben Carr Trio
8:00 pm20:00

Ben Carr Trio


Ben Carr - Saxophone

Tom Lee - Contra Bass

Phil Collings - Drums

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


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


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


8:30 pm20:30

Julien Wilson 'B for Chicken' Quartet


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




8:00 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

Wendy Rule
8:00 pm20:00

Wendy Rule

WENDY RULE - Melbourne Concert

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.


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

8:00 pm20:00

Bohjass + Koi Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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


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!

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


4:00 pm16:00

BYO Vinyl Sunday Session

Melbourne Record Club and Bar 303 present:
BYO Vinyl Sunday Session at Bar 303 in Northcote!

Have you ever wanted to play some of your favourite tracks at your local? Here's your chance!
Bring along a selection of your records to BYO Vinyl Sunday at Bar 303 on Sunday July 16 and you be the DJ!

We welcome all genres (within reason) and encourage anyone to come down and join in. No experince? No worries, we'll be there to set you up and help you out if needed.

This is not an open decks style DJ night, more of a guest DJ vibe. There is no judgement or pretension just a bunch of music lovers doing what they love to do - Play records!

So grab a stack of records and a bunch of mates and head down on the day. Add your name to the sign-up sheet and we'll come and say hi when it's your turn to cue up your tracks.

Free entry


Jul 16




This is the big one for July!

We are teaming up with Bar 303 in Northcote to bring you a full day of local talent across 2 STAGES!


With acts such as: Creature Fear, Mango Retreat, Wolf and Willow, Phisha, Zac Saber Music, Mario D Music, Charlee Gesser and many others, this one is not to be missed!

Doors at 3:00pm
$10 pre-sale

8:00 pm20:00

The Wimmera speaks

The Wimmera speaks. D’Arcy Molan

After skronking with saxophone delight in The Impossible No Goods and being part of BJ Morriszonkle’s Toy Symphony wrecking crew, D’Arcy Molan is sufficiently pacified to perform an interpretation of his matrilineal connection to the Wimmera region in western Victoria. In ‘The Wimmera speaks’ D’Arcy will project landscape photographs, and use spoken word, pre-recorded soundscapes, and live instruments to present material themed around people and place, the ethics of non-indigenous belonging, and the multiple history of spaces explored in his recent work, ‘The Wimmera: a postcolonial mosaic memoir’. Experience the premiere of this new multimodal work with punctuated support from MC Rhythmic Gibberish and vocal haiku from The Northern Belles.

doors at 8pm, $10.

7:30 pm19:30

Lara Prokop + Tim Palstra + Jade Talbot

Come to Bar 303 and soak up some live music from tasty solo artists. Have a drink, get cosy and enjoy!

$10 dollary-doos at the door :)

I'm excited to have Jade Talbot supporting https://www.facebook.com/jadetalbotmusic/

Tim Palstra (front man of Elk + Mammoth) will follow with a special solo set! https://www.facebook.com/elkandmammoth/

Lara Prokop (me) will be on last with newly written songs, yet to be performed to an audience!

8:00 pm20:00

The Good Minus + Copperhead Brass Band + Mijo Biscan

In the welcoming surrounds of 303's front bar. Entry/exit is by monetary donation of your choosing!

The Good Minus 10pm
Copperhead Brass Band 9pm
Mijo Biscan 8pm

THE GOOD MINUS bring their inimitable style of angular pop to Bar 303 on Sat 8th July. Matt Welch, Dave Kean and Stu Hazelman blend widely different influences to create intricate arrangements, featuring three-part vocal harmonies and obscure yet groove-heavy time signatures. These three instrument-swapping singers have each garnered over a decade of experience with artists such as The Hazelman Brothers, Cavanagh & Argus, and Fly South.

Armed with nothing but a slew of horns and percussion, COPPERHEAD BRASS BAND combines elements of the loud, gritty street parties of New Orleans with the meticulously arranged sounds and beats of a hip-hop troupe. Inspired by the heavy-hitters of American brass bands such as Youngblood and the Stooges, Copperhead will bring the dance wherever they see fit.

MIJO BISCAN - “Moody, heartbreaking, stunning, f**king epic.” –Beat Magazine
Delicately crafted lyrics, floating melody lines and sometimes intense croon/howling.

9:00 pm21:00

Dirty Lopez and His Sax Mambo

Dirty Lopez and his sax Mambo is a four piece Latin group from Melbourne.

We recently came together from previous larger Latin band (Da Chos) where we have been playing lots of shows and festivals around Australia for almost 20 years.

We play various Latin (and some modern hip tunes-Latin-fied) tunes as well as originals.

The band Includes: Henry Chaparro - Vocals, composer, Jorge Duran - Keys, Steve Forss -Drums, Percuss, and Cristian Lopez - Vocals, Sax


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.

7:00 pm19:00

Slice Crew Presents: GEOTECH #2

Slice Crew Presents: GEOTECH #2
Geotech number # 2 is happening at Bar 303 with some quality eclectic & original live electronica from a massive lineup of local artists and producers. With visuals from Sambot.
Gonna be massive and wicked fun. Hope to see you there!

Date: 1st of July, 2017.
Location: Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote.
Time: 7pm - 1am
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/slice-presents-geotech-2-feat-trickbox-more-tickets-34692387866
Door: $10

TRICKBOX (Culture Jam)
SAMBOT (Tanglewood) - Visuals

The Trickbox project creates entire electronic sets on the spot using electronic and natural instruments going into a live looper; adapting the set spontaneously to each environment.
The tools are two synths, a melodica, a hand-drum with theramin, vocal effects and bags full of cheeky tricks, including the ability to sample FM radio and the crowd, and then live remix and tweak the input into a new song.
The show is a performance, and an interaction with the environment it surrounds. Any sound, style and speed is possible and this is decided in the moment. Each set is unique, and is made only for the moment, each sound and song, never to be heard the same again.

- Launching the album 'Fireworks'.
The Hep Cat Heppel has been producing genre bending music for over 15 years. Coming from a live music background, he seamlessly mixes organic with electronic, creating amazing music which is hard to classify. File under: glitch/electronica,prime beats.
Labels to release Stickleback include Synchronos Recordings, Cosmicleaf, Slalom Records, Eyelash Records, Rajon and Yellow Sunshine Explosion.

LazyBoyProactive is becoming one of Melbourne’s favorites with their fusion of tech, Break elements with live vocals, guitars, synths and live drums. This powerhouse duo has been active since 2006, with the final aim to offer much more than music to their audience, striving to deliver a mind-blowing audio and visual experience at their live shows. During those years Lazyboyproactive has released 2 concept albums as well two singles and done remixes for various artists locally and internationally. Don’t miss this epic spectacle.

A four piece live electronic outfit blending EDM/House music with elements of Space-Disco, Balearic House and Oriental Psychedelica into a groove-laden sonic spread.

Disco Computer.
Electro duo Disco Computer, based in Melbourne Australia, Disco Computer have been around since 2006 entertaining people in several states with an 70's, 80's & 90's influenced set of originals and covers.
Armed with a set of old school synths (no VST's here thank you very much), Disco Computer will get your party pumping with it's infectious collection of originals and covers! Hopefully they'll be at a venue near you in the not so distant future.

immi-Woods is a Melbourne, Australian based producer an experimental electronic musician who could be considered a genre crosser who underpins his sound with tech infused grooves. In every production he is continuously thinking outside the square but most importantly allows the music to develop where it needs to grow.

Fate Æffect.
Vessel for musical experimentation and inspiration unrestricted by genre, flirting with a range of electronic styles from industrial, dark techno, weird bedroom beats and electronica, breakcore to noise/ambient. Fate Æffect’s live setup and production techniques change constantly and aims to generate gyrations of sensory awareness.

Arcane Trickster.
- Launching the album 'Far From Here'.
Arcane Trickster is a project centered around producer, Damiano Verna. Usually operating as a collaborative project with a variety of musicians, in particular long time musical partner, John Crombie, Arcane Trickster's eclectic music spans the genres of electronic music. Arcane Trickster have released on labels such as Tempest Recordings, Cosmicleaf Records, Yellow Sunshine Explosion, Liberation, Equinox Productions, Earthcore, Green Ant, and more.

The Asymmetric music project encompases an appreciation and creation of music with deep melody and crisp sound design concepts, tailoring to psytrance techno and break beat modalities of composition. It is the aim of this project to find and create electronic arrangements that embue classical and barogue dark melodies all the way to emotive soaring leads, with a combination of hard granular and modulated grooves and sound textures to arrive at a creative juxtaposition of modern and past time traditions of electronic music.



8:00 pm20:00

Agent 37 + The Beggar's Way + Brodown + Spencer Vine + Nathan Brailey

Agent 37 the band you know and like are coming back to melbourne after an extended absence, and better yet it's our 5th birthday! We're Preps! We've got a bunch of new songs to play you, which will be on our upcoming 2nd album, due out before the end of the year as well, so make sure you coming along and check it out!

Joining us will be
The Beggars' Way
Spencer Vine
and Nathan Brailey & The Big Southern(nathan solo)

$10 entry, from 8pm!

8:00 pm20:00

'Kickin the B' Hammond Sessions

Double header with The Po Boys and Miles Henry Trio


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

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

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

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


8:00 pm20:00

El Duende + Laura MacFarlane + Ashtray Boy

Sydney's El Duende are touring Melbourne with their new album "Making Storms"! This is their fourth album and as usual it is jam packed with great songs, thanks to singer-songwriter Daniel Morphett (ex Craven Fops, Godbotherers) and the talents of the core band members Peter Card, Michael Linney and Kael Lin.

"...original songs in the vein of The National, Echo and the Bunnymen, with a hint of The Saints"
"...echoes of Scott Walker at his most reflective, of John Cale (circa Paris 1919), even of mariachi."

Daniel's songs have been covered by Bad Seed Mick Harvey and Cruel Sea member James Cruickshank.

They will be joined at Bar303 by the very talented Laura MacFarlane (ninetynine) & Ashtray Boy

7:00 pm19:00

The Hip Streets

We've got an exciting gig next Friday night as we go back to the first show since celebrating our genesis! You can get some more details via the facebook event or just look at the poster! We'll be joined by some very talented young musicians including vocalist Abbey rose and keys player Kade Brown! We hope to see you there to enjoy the experience with us!!

$5 students/$10 workers

7:30 - The Hip Streets Early Set
8pm The PO Boys
9pm The Miles Henry Trio
10pm The Hip Streets feat. Abbey Rose


7:00 pm19:00

Jack R. Reilly + Max Quinn + Leah Romero + Jo Neugebauer + Obscura Hail

w/ Max Quinn, Jo Neugebauer & Obscura Hail

Sydney-based solo artist JACK R. REILLY is stoked to announce his new single ‘Newland Street’, together with a string of East Coast shows this June. ‘Newland Street’ is the follow up to 2016’s Video Tapes EP, and is available to listen to on Unearthed now.

Drawing from a wide landscape of influences, from Elliot Smith to Fugazi, Jack R. Reilly cultivates a vast landscape of emotion through his music. On ‘Newland Street’, an introduction of finger picked guitar grows to a full sonic soundscape with pianos and drawn out, ringing guitars. He sings of the little moments that give way to greater contemplations; considering survival, desire and belonging through the routine lens of travelling to work every day.

Originally hailing from Kiama, NSW, Jack R. Reilly has established himself as a welcomed staple of the NSW music scene. Testament to his versatile sound, over the last couple of years he has supported the likes of Into It. Over It. (USA), Kevin Devine (USA), Andy Bull, Tiny Ruins (NZ), Owl Eyes, Georgia Maq and Bec Sandridge, to name but a few. His last handful of singles have all had strong support on triple j Unearthed and even scored the co-sign of Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob) who called his music “ingenious.”

To celebrate the release of ‘Newland Street’, Jack R. Reilly is playing four shows in NSW and Vic with Max Quinn this June with a stellar cast of friends to support

7:30 pm19:30

Alternative Hip Hop Party - 3CR Radiothon Fundraiser

Curse Ov Dialect
MC Izzy Brown (from political hip-hop crew Combat Wombat)
MC Lady Lash
...AND DJ Khepa from Global Intifada 3CR
Renowned for their intense live performances involving elaborate costumes, Curse Ov Dialect invites you to participate in their Dadaist stage theatrics.

MC Izzy will take you on an unforgettable ride of truth and rights mixed with dub-heavy bass.

Lady Lash is a storyteller from Kokatha country on the West Coast of South Australia who combines refreshing jazz melodies with soulful hip hop beats.
Come and party with Greek Resistance Bulletin as we raise funds toward the 2017 3CR Radiothon!

Every Tuesday at 10pm, Greek Resistance Bulletin brings you news from the social movements of Greece in English and Greek. News from the anti-fascist and anti-racist front and news of actions and political initiatives from below. Listen live or online at http://www.3cr.org.au/greekresistancebulletin.
Check out the acts here:

And listen to Izzy as part of Combat Wombat:

7:00 pm19:00

King River Rising (EP Launch) + The Mamas + Beautiful Moana + Drums Of War

After slogging it out a couple months ago in Hothouse Studios we've finally completed our first EP as a 5 piece titled "Lucid". With a horns section and percussion player the night is set to be special - not to mention the amazing bands that we have the honour of playing with!

So come down and check out some Reggae Rock, Soul, Motown, Rocksteady and Accapella magic. It's a night full of groove so make sure you bring your crew and come prepared.

King River Rising 11:00-12:15
The Mamas 10:00-10:45
Beautiful Moana 9:00-9:45
Drums Of War 8:00-8:45

$10 @ the door,
$15 w/ the Lucid EP

8:00 pm20:00

Otira Rogue + Dry Peach + Apporochable Members of Your Local Community

Otira Rogue and friends! We've got some killer bands joining us, so come down for a boogie, a hang, a laugh, a cry? It's going to be tight!!

Otira Rogue is an electric blend of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, and psychedelica, cooking up a weird feast of fresh beats to move ya feets. Smooth like jesus but sensitive as a beast. Knee deep in what the moment keeps. A fleet sailing after sleep.

You will also be graced by 'Dry Peach', a collection of some fine ass funky jazz people, who will be slaying down some tasty grooves, and 'Apporochable Members of Your Local Community', who are a sort of political party who stand for having a good time, and being very approachable!

Set Times:

Dry Peach - 10
Otira Rogue - 11

Doors @ 830
Tickets at the door


8:00 pm20:00

Josh Kelly Trio + Mark Shepherd

3 weeks, 3 bands, 3 solo acts at 303
Wednesdays in June

June 7
Maria Moles Solo

& The Emergent Euphoric Experience of Energy Music
- - Josh Kelly + Adam Halliwell + Ziggy Zeitgeist - -
- - - Energy Improv Music - - -

June 14
Mark Shepherd Solo

& Josh Kelly Trio
- - Josh Kelly + Hiroki Hoshino + Maria Moles - -
- - - Modal Rhythm Jazz - - -

June 21
Emily Bennett Solo

& Outsider
- - Josh Kelly + Reuben Lewis + Adam Halliwell + Michael Mcnab
- - - Ambient Spacy Improv - - -

$5 door tickets
8:00pm start

Soft Power + Quadrifid
7:00 pm19:00

Soft Power + Quadrifid

To celebrate the Queen's birthday Soft Power are throwing a little bit of a chin-wag at Bar 303 on Monday 12th June.

Soft Power
+ more TBA

$7 on the door!


This event takes place on the stolen land of Elders past and present of the Kulin Nation; the Wurundjeri people. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Led by guitarist/composer Matthew Roche, Soft Power recalls the jazz traditions of yesteryear without resorting to nostalgia. Expect strong folkloric elements of simple pop-like melodies whilst being no strangers to fluid rock orientated grooves that keep everyone honest.



6:00 pm18:00


The Big Night Out:.

Original, live music with great diversity of sound and styles. A really cool venue in the heart of Northcotes high st, great options for food and drink and with a public holiday the day after, its a great opportunity to get out on a sunday, listen and groove to some awesome Melbourne muso's and forget about the normal routine for a while.


6pm -12am




7:00 pm19:00

Minetta + Clove + Starting Fires + Capital City Goofball

Come along and enjoy a night that spans across a few genres with the common denominator of supporting your locals and having a beer. With more than one of the acts releasing new music recently, and Capital City Goofball making their debut on stage - Friday the 9th of June is a night to be marked down on the calendar. $10 entry & doors are at 7pm. Tunes from 7:30!