303 Gig Guide
Jan
21
to Feb 5

303 Gig Guide

Monday 21st January – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

Tuesday 22nd January – ‘acoustic‘

Farken Dave

8pm

Wednesday 23rd January – ‘jazz’

Schol + Tom Fryer Band + Casey/Bebenek

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/Tom.Fryer.Band

Thursday 24th January – ‘reggae’

Jackie Mittoo Review: Mista Savona

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/mistasavona

Friday 25th January – ‘rnb, hip hop, blues’

Abbey Rose 'He' Single Launch + Silicon Valley + Imogen Cygler

7pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/events/2312232209046844

Saturday 26th January – ‘electronica’

HomeBass: feat Hypnotech + Angus Green + Phazemekaniks + Al Good

8:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/199055940930834

Sunday 27th January – ‘jazz, rock’

Dragonfruit

7pm

Monday 28th January – ‘acoustic’

Denim Gorgeous

8pm

www.facebook.com/denimgorgeousmusic

Tuesday 29th January – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

Wednesday 30th January – ‘jazz’

Tom Fryer Band + Schol + Kewti

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/Tom.Fryer.Band

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Jan
21
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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Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Tom Fryer Band‎ + Schol + 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
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
26
9:00 PM21:00

HomeBass "No Rainbow" Edition : featuring Hypnotech and Friends

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Not going to Rainbow Serpent? Kill that FOMO by coming down and having a great time with us! Hypnotech and friends will be in the back room of 303 having a wicked time and making that booty bounce! More details and additional performers TBA. 9pm, $10

..One of our special guests is a serious OG hip hop/drum and bass producer that has traveled the land spreading beats and bass since the late 90's! Phazemekaniks first starting in the desert raves of Colorado, then travelled on to New Zealand where he smashed up the dancehalls, and finally landing in Melbourne where he had a 10 year residency on Friday's at Section 8. Matt knows his beats from front to back. Check out this old flyer from back in the day when Opiuo was a supporting act for this oldschool legend!

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Smiling Politely comedy
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Smiling Politely comedy

What are you doing next Tuesday? If you're not popping round to my mums to wish her a happy birthday you better be getting down to Bar 303 with your skates on your bike on top of a rhino

Cause we've got Dave O'Neill from Spicks and specks (mums favourite) and a bunch of other stuff he's done on the tv. (30 minute set)

We got Jess Perkins who is that voice on triple j telling you if you're a shit person or not and you're like hey jess im late for work i really dont need this right now but she's kind of right and you're hoping that your partner is too interested in their phone to notice similarities of this shit bloke jess is ragging on and you. (15 minute set)

We've got Rohan Ganju who you've probably seen at the IGA across the road (6-4 set)

Zack Dyer will be mastering your chromosomes or was that your parents or does he just look like a combination of both?

10 bucks!

Open mic after

Invite your mates cause it's 10 bucks and they're not that cheap

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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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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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
3
7:00 PM19:00

The FRET Drifters SHOW

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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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Klub M.U.K
Feb
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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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Feb
10
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

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

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

www.facebook.com/darebinsongwritersguild

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

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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
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Shackmen- 'Kickin' the B' Hammond Night

The Shackmen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entry - $10

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

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

with their highly acclaimed rhythmn sections and surprise guest musicians.

 

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

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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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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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Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Gig for Aceng: Brooklyn '86 + La Nuit Blanche + Julian Banks Trio + Amanaska + Adrian Whitehead + Dan Banks + Yarra Banks Jam Band

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We’re banding together to support our friend and musical collaborator, Cepi, and his family, in Indonesia. His gorgeous young son Aceng (‘A-cheng’) has suddenly and unexpectedly become ill and we are raising assistance to help with his medical treatment costs, which will be ongoing.

You can find out more about the situation here:

https://www.gofundme.com/cepi039s-family-needs-help

In typical Melbourne spirit, some fantastic musicians from all kinds of genres are coming together to perform sets at the 303 back room stage on Tuesday December 18. There’ll also be a raffle with some great prizes just in time for Christmas including great booze, restaurant and entertainment vouchers and more!

Featuring a rather wonderful variety of amazing Melbourne musicians and groups:


7:00 Dan Banks
7:30 Adrian Whitehead
8:00 Amanaska feat. Janine Maunder
8:30 Julian Banks Trio
9:00 La Nuit Blanche
9:30 Brooklyn ‘86
10:00 Yarra Banks Jam Band

www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/dan-banks-band

www.adrianwhiteheadmusic.com

www.amanaska.com

www.lanuitblanchemusic.com

www.julianbanksmusic.com

www.facebook.com/brooklyn86.brass

The last part of the night will feature an open jam led by our favourite Northside jam band, Yarra Banks and bandleader, Owen Downie. Bring your instrument and hop up! Hell, even play a Christmas carol!

Tickets $15 including a raffle ticket (or purchase extra for $5 ea).

***If you’d be keen to contribute musically, donate a raffle prize, or if you’d be happy to share the event and Gofundme link, or if you think of any other brilliant ways to help, please get in touch with Raleigh or Jules.****


Thanks folks - let’s show Cepi, Acheng and their family that warm and generous Melbourne spirit before Christmas!

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Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Night Before Tomorrow + Sky Voltage

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The Night Before Tomorrow are very excited to celebrate with you the release of their brand new 7" vinyl record 'Welcome To My Studio". With a jampacked B side featuring "Bon Scott (RIP)" and "You Never Know So Don't Let Go".
With special guests Sky Voltage.

oh, and Rose is moving to Tasmania two days after this! So, this is our last gig for the year. Next will be our 10TH ANNIVERSARY celebrations in 2019!

7pm TNBT
8pm SKY VOLTAGE

Donation entry

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Dec
15
3:15 PM15:15

Newlands Choir

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Newlands Choir are playing a long-awaited gig with their new Musical Director, Joe Hillel.
Come along to see one of Melbourne's finest choirs blow you away with a mix of everything from gospel to folk – this is their last public show of the year, so don't miss out!

Prebook tickets ($9.5c/$12.5f), or $12c/$15f on the door

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Support act TBA

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Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Seb Szabo + Georgia Knight + Bear Blue

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With a passionate blend of big-hearted indie rock and lyrics as honest as they are emotive, Melbourne singer-songwriter Seb Szabo is stepping out on his own after a year and half establishing himself with band Atticus Street. Supported by the dreamy folk pop of Georgia Knight and the mellow indie rock of Bear Blue, Seb Szabo’s first solo headline gig is the beginning of a journey you don’t want to miss.

Thrilled to invite two of his favourite Melbourne artists, Bear Blue and Georgia Knight

Tickets: $10/door

Doors: 7.30pm

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Dec
10
8:30 PM20:30

Sean Connolly Quartet

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The Sean Connolly Quartet will be performing at Bar 303 on Monday the 10th of December.
It's been awhile since this group has performed in Melbourne so don't miss the chance to see them live at their last gig for 2018!
It will be a mix of original pieces and arrangements as well as some jazz standards.

The Sean Connolly Quartet hail from Melbourne and are proud VCA graduates who are superbly taking Jazz and smoothly fusing it with their aussie indie and folk musically influenced roots.

Bianca Kyriacou - Vocals
Maximilian West - Guitar
Sean Newell - Drums
Sean Connolly - Bass

$5 entry

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Woods EP Launch

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Join The Woods as we launch out debut, self-titled EP that's hitting digital platforms any moment now. Recorded earlier this year at Laneway Studios, we're itching to play the songs live along with some new material fresh from the rehearsal room. Joining us will be the awesomely talented Unpainted Prospects to create a memorable night! Get there early so you don't miss out.

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Dec
8
3:30 PM15:30

The Gami Gami Devils + Kane Dunleavy

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A VERY INTIMATE GAMI CHRISTMAS

Dear Gami Family,

This year we are throwing a special, intimate Christmas party!
With all your favourite tunes at the family-friendly time of 3:30 pm at the Bar 303 front bar. Come along for an arvo of singing, dancing, drinking and Christmassy goodness.
We're supported this year by troubadour extraordinaire Kane Dunleavy.

Looking forward to a great afternoon with y'all,
xoxo Baby Face, for The Gami Gami Devils

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Housemate Of Mine + Tumble Turn + Dyllon Mackie

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HOUSEMATE OF MINE - FINAL 2018 GIG!
The boys are wrapping up a big year by chucken a massive gig at Northcote’s legendary 303 on a steaming December Fridie night!
Joining them will be their fav anti-snob trash punk outfit TUMBLE TURN and grunge vocalist extraordinaire DYLLON MACKIE.
FRIDAY Dec 7th - 7:00pm - $10bucks
303 High St, NORTHCOTE

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Bitter Sweet + Watercolour + The Kujo Kings + Disgruntled Architect

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This lineup is a homemade smoothie. You throw in some mango, strawberries and blueberries, drizzle some honey and top it off with a bit of almond milk. Nice. But today you're feeling a little adventurous. You look in the cupboard and pull out some walnuts, you throw in a few spinach leaves and heck, maybe you even chop up a bit of kale and throw that in the blender too. Next thing you know you're sprinkling some of that fancy mushroom powder that your sister bought from an organic food shop in Northcote that's supposed to give you super powers. You blend that motherfucker up and gulp it down and it's waaaacky but it's goooood. You feel alive, you feel refreshed, you feel satiated.

*You attending this gig = being entertained by a wacky concoction of music and human beings*

Tickets $5 on the door! #cheapaschips

Bitter Sweet is an audio-visual creative project that was conceived, born and raised in the fertile soil of Melbourne. At nearly nine years of age, its most vivid memories are of uncontained, visceral energy exchanged between band and audience at shows and house parties. The core members of this group (Cade Harrison, Lachlan Powell, Matt Millsom) primarily produce their music with the human voice, a Korg Minilogue synthesizer, Nord Electro keyboard, drums, cymbals and various other percussion. It is not uncommon to find other performers on stage at their shows, since collective collaboration is at the core of this group's ethos.
https://btrswt.bandcamp.com/album/through-life

Watercolour, the seven-piece get-up with an off-kilter line-up. This band gets funky with flute, rocks out on trumpet and swings with violin. The mash of genres, fusion of instruments, and unconventional ideas make this act a fun, truly unique experience. https://open.spotify.com/album/5BLNKrx6VzEUpqteECt8Wq?si=Dx6uX9g4QTSZjA0KDPOZCg

The Kujo Kings are keeping ska music alive and healthy, unlike that poor bonsai plant you bought at bunnings 6 months ago and keep forgetting to water. These guys write original ska music so it's fresh, it's Australian, there's trumpet, there's sax, there's trombone and anyone who has been to their shows will tell you that it's a fun time and all your irrational fears about having a lil boogie will melt away. Don't believe me? Google 'The Kujo Kings' and see for yourself. Better yet, catch their set at this show!
https://thekujokings.bandcamp.com/

Disgruntled Architect aims to provide a great time for any audience while delivering unique, modern interpretations of various musical traditions including Gypsy Jazz, Klezmer, Flamenco and Arabic Folk. Their compositions focus on remaining true to the musical traditions of their sonic inspirations while continuing to cultivate their frenetic energy and improvisational quality. https://disgruntledarchitect.bandcamp.com/

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Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass 10th Album Launch

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Bohjass launch their 10th album "The Beautiful Question" at what will be the final Bohjass gig in Melbourne (for the foreseeable future). Come and send Tim and Belinda off on their big road trip adventure...and if you haven't heard about it then you must come and find out what we're up to!

"The Beautiful Question" is the 10th album of Bohjass and marks an anniversary of 20 years with core members Tim, Bin and Al...so just to amp it up a little, Ali Watts joins the bill launching his first album with Slipper...

"Aphelion" is the first studio album recorded by Ali Watts and his band Slipper. This one has been too long in the waiting, and with scores of tracks unable to fit on the album you can expect another couple to emerge soon!

This is a night to celebrate and we hope you will come and join us as we (Tim and Bin) will miss this place and all the people who have made it so damn spectacularly fun and crazy, inspirational and...well, like a real village! Northcote, you've been great...fare thee well...

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Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + Glory B + Outer Blue Suite

 

Donation entry.

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


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


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

www.facebook.com/bohjass

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