303 Gig Guide
Oct
8
to Oct 27

303 Gig Guide

Monday 8th October – ‘jazz’

Janelle Stowe Trio + Yeah Bad?

7:30pm, $5

www.facebook.com/jsmusichobart

Tuesday 9th October – ‘films‘

A Very Cinecult303 Halloween

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/groups/CineCult303

Wednesday 10th October – ‘jazz, groove’

Julien Wilson Quartet + Theo Carbo/Ash Griffin + Max Teakle Trio

7:30pm, donation

www.julienwilson.com

Thursday 11th October – ‘blues, groove’

The Montgomery Brothers & Ollie McGill

9pm, $10

www.facebook.com/themontgomerybrothers

Friday 12th October – ‘pop, rock, indie’

Apollo Blue + Erika Fedele + Edith Lane

7:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/ApolloBlueOfficial

Saturday 13th October – ‘rock’

The Beggars Way + Social Skills + The Devours + Lemon Daze

7:30pm, $5

www.facebook.com/thebeggarsway

www.facebook.com/events/477448489436692

Sunday 14th October – ‘fundraiser’

Rainforest Action

2pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/285529725599722

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Platypus + Swing Theory

7pm, $5

www.facebook.com/events/248760339119781

Monday 15th October – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

Tuesday 16th October – ‘jazz‘

Aussie Rob + Max Slorach Group

8pm

www.facebook.com/events/336961783545440

Wednesday 17th October – ‘jazz, groove’

Julien Wilson Quartet + Josh Kelly Trio + Max Teakle Quartet

7:30pm, donation

www.julienwilson.com

Thursday 18th October – ‘rock, soul, acoustic’

Emma Rowe + Abbey Rose + Villah

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/1763927206988453

Friday 19th October – ‘jazz, rock’

Bohjass + Star Time

8pm

www.facebook.com/bohjass

https://musicfeast.com.au/bohjass-star-time

Saturday 20th October – ‘reggae’

Funky Kingston #3 feat: The Ska Vendors + Mohair Slim + Rick Howe + Coco Brown + Adrian Hough + Stick Mareebo + Kilmarnock Steve

8:30pm, $15

www.facebook.com/events/227507858118206

Sunday 21st October – ‘choir & electronica’

Northern Voices Choir

3pm, free entry

www.facebook.com/events/2130823270490760

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Hazy Sundaze

7pm, free entry

www.facebook.com/hazysundaze

www.facebook.com/events/287290222093966

Monday 22nd October – ‘rock, pop, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/625059261175738

Tuesday 23rd October – ‘rock, pop, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/193878084559603

Wednesday 24th October – ‘jazz, groove’

Julien Wilson Quartet + Harry Tinney String Trio

8:30pm, donation

www.julienwilson.com

Thursday 25th October – ‘funk, soul rock’

Kickin the B at 303’

Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Buttered Loaf

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/Buttered-Loaf-34729389745

Friday 26th October – ‘darebin arts & the boite’

West Indies Calypso Jazz

8pm, $15

www.facebook.com/events/2155208911417644

Saturday 27th October – ‘video launch’

Mal Webb + Isobel Caldwell + Max Bittisnich

3:03pm, $5/$25

www.facebook.com/events/1164674657013186

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Homebass #8 feat. Franco/Mustaphaa/Sadiva/Kodiak Kid

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/172515023663709

Sunday 28th October – ‘festival day’

‘Darebin Music Feast Closing Party’ feat: Zoe Fox & The Rocket Clocks + The Mamas + Tanya George + Lo-Res + Lady Banton + Hextape + Enza

4pm, free entry

www.facebook.com/events/279390349346893

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Bohjass + Star Time
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Bohjass + Star Time

 Bohjass present a night of spiritual jazz. Led by Tim Pledger on saxophone, Bohjass wander the nether regions of free jazz and free rock with big sounds and a huge vibrant energy that will inspire your imagination and warm your soul. Special guests on the night are the brilliant new energy band Star Time & Mick Power band...

Appropriately taking their name from both a James Brown record and a Sun Ra record, Star Time is a new melbourne 7 piece collective performing free improvisation over live funk drum beats. Merging free jazz and experimental noise sonics with New York no wave and underground disco, Star Time’s liberation vibe is alternately meditative and disturbing. Lyrical and angular. Hypnotic dance beats, dense jagged tones, and an absence of almost all formal structure conspire to form an original, unshakable groove music. Not to be missed!

8:00pm, $5/$10

http://www.timpledger.com/bohjass.html

Bohjass are...

ali watts electric bass
belinda woods flutes
micka power gtr
oscar francais pino noir
luigi cuban missile portararo on oh oh conga (who remembers "the banana splits"?)
harry renaldo on persuasive percusso rain
daniela bratwurst the third on battery inspired dream

chewy lewis in chicken tray, assorted globules of thought and misrceant

and lastly, mostly leastly but never leslie

the ingratiable uncle e on woodwind macabre

Bohjass is Tim Pledger's longest running band. Bohjass began in 1986 as a trio called Bohemian Jazz. Over the years Bohjass has played in many locations including a long standing residency at the Glengarry Castle Hotel in Redfern Sydney and many country NSW tours. After moving to Melbourne in early 1993 with his band Sufi Dervish, Tim reformed Bohjass after teaming up with musicians at NMIT in Collingwood in 1994. In 1995 Tim entered VCA under the direction of the legendary Brian Brown and met up with like minded improvisors including Belinda Woods, John O'Hagan, Will Guthrie, Cam Macallister, Will Poskitt and many others. In 1997 Bohjass won the VCA Atheneum Award as best Ensemble in the Improvisation stream. Bohjass has played in many venues over the years including the Sydney Opera House and  Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and has appeared at many festivals including Folk Rhythm and Life, quite a few Fringe festivals, Jazz Fringe festivals, The Quiet Music Festival, many High Vibes Festivals on High St Northcote and most recently at the Falls Festival at Lorne.

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

Funky Kingston

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We’re all set for FK#3 with special guests Coco Brown, Adrian Hough, and we’ll be cramming all 9 members of the SKA VENDORS on stage for a monster live set with our good friend Kilmarnock Steve on the mic.

Get ready to rock steady, do the ska, and skank to the sounds of reggae from yesteryear, as Funky Kingston returns to nice up Bar 303 in Northcote! Vintage vinyl collectors and selectors Mohair Slim, Rick Howe will be dusting off their finest records and bringing the sounds of young Jamaica to Northcote for a night of drinking, dancing, and good vibes.

Funky Kingston #3

9pm-3am. $15 door pressure, or $12 for PBS members.

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Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Hazy Sundaze

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A lazy, hazy Sunday at Bar 303 with beats and bass music from local DJs and producers:

5.30–7.00 Jordan B2B Gezfire B2B Baddums
7.00–7.30 Hawk I & Lego (System Unknown)
7.30­–8.00 Aoi (live)
8.00–9.00 Gada B2B Nonentity
9.00–10.00 Stormn Norm B2B Mystik (Modern Hypnosis)
10.00–11.00 Emelyne B2B Bevin Campbell (Blend Corp)

5:30-Midnight
Free entry

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Melbourne Polytechnic Music Performance Diploma & Advanced Diploma Recitals

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Join us for our awesome Advanced Diploma & Diploma Music Performance students presenting their Group and Solo Recitals - a FREE night of fun tunes across styles of contemporary music in the relaxed vibes of 303. There will be some familiar-yet-fresh versions of Australian contemporary music, as well as some tasty jazz renditions. With all the culinary delights of High St Northcote but a moment away, come out and join us for a lovely social evening and kick off your week with some great live music!

www.facebook.com/melbpolymusic

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Melbourne Polytechnic Music Presents

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Melbourne Polytechnic Music and Music Production proudly present our awesome Advanced Diploma & Diploma Music Performance students performing a band extravaganza in the relaxed vibes of 303. This afternoon and evening will feature thirteen bands from our Fairfield and Prahran campuses, performing an excellent selection of jazz and Australian pop and rock music. Join us for a lovely Sunday funday with some great live music from some of the best up-and-coming musicians in Melbourne! FREE entry!

www.facebook.com/melbpolymusic

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Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Julien Wilson Quartet + Harry Tinney String Trio

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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Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Buttered Loaf

Sam Cope - Hammond C3
Selwyn Cozens - Drums
Gideon Cozens - Guitar
Joe Greenway - Sax
Yuri Pavlinov - Bass

Buttered Loaf are Melbourne's rough 'n' ready gurus of gritty funk and reggae-laden roots, rock and soul music. Moonlighting as half of the legendary supergroup FRANKENSTEIN, they are Melbourne's most prolifically unproductive band and are proud of it!

8pm, $10

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

West Indies Calypso Jazz

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The rhythms of West Indies Calypso Jazz have influenced jazz across the world. Now Darebin Music Feast showcases it. To the best tunes and rhythms of the steelpan repertoire add a brass section. CaribVic (local Caribbean Association’s steel band), The Boite and young brass players from RiffRaff collaborate to present West Indies Calypso Jazz. Irresistible rhythms, glorious sounds.

CaribVic/The Boite – West Indies Calypso Jazz
7.30pm –  10.30pm
(Doors 7pm)

Tickets $15.80

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/XIHJ

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Oct
27
2:30 PM14:30

Mal Webb video launch + Isobel Caldwell + Max Bittisnich

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Mal Webb's "Give It Up" video clip is finally finished! Shot and edited by Dominic Hook Photo & Video (and yes, it was crazy green-screen fest editing job) it will be premiered at the gig after the sets by Max Bittisnich Music and Isobel Caldwell Music and prior to a set from
Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan and Mal's fifty second birthday celebrations... that's right, less that a minute!* Fun fun fun!

2:30pm, $5-$25

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Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Homebass #8

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Super stoked to reveal our october edition curated by KODIAK KID. October 27th. Bar 303

FRANCO - Natalie Slade & Plutonic Lab Live
Mustaphaa (Wide Open Space Festival)
SADIVA
KODIAK KID


$10 on the door. 8pm - 2am

Artist Spotlight: Franco (Natalie Slade & Plutonic Lab)

Australian award winning producer Plutonic Lab teams up with vocalist Natalie Slade to form the duos new project FRANCO.
The name FRANCO came about from Natalie’s train journeys to and from Leigh’s studio, travelling past the old, weathered Franco Cozzo furniture store sign, just as Leigh texted to say ‘what should we call ourselves?’.
Musically inspired by just about everything, from the great jazz singers, golden era hip hop and slow jams, to artists like Willy Mitchell, Ennio Morricone, J Dilla, John Carpenter, Brian Wilson, Q-Tip, and soul singers like Otis redding, Marvin Gaye, and Curtis Mayfield.
The duo have been steadily writing and recording their debut EP over the last 6 months and are just now starting to share what they’ve been working on.
With a live show consisting of electronics, live drums and vocals, the duo blend strands of R&B, electronic and indie into meaningful and beautifully crafted songs.

Follow them here - Soundslikefranco
listen here - https://plutoniclab.bandcamp.com/album/blind-eyes-give-it-up

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Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + guests

 

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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Smiling Politely comedy
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

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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The Miles Henry Trio - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night
Nov
1
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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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Bradley Stone - 'I Choose You' Tour

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BRADLEY STONE ANNOUNCES EAST COAST AUSTRALIAN TOUR

With the release of his latest single ‘I Choose You’, Bradley Stone is pleased to announce an East Coast Australian tour, with dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Bradley Stone’s work is a vision of the world around him. His live performance is the expression of introspection into the delves of nostalgia, love and the psychedelic. Unafraid to reveal his deepest thoughts through untamed sound, Bradley frames the moments that are hard to set free.

Breaking out of his mind through a palette of artistic mediums such as music and his love of photography, he effortlessly captures the raw sensations of the natural world in which he finds most inspiring. Having comparisons made to Matt Corby and Jeff Buckley, Bradley’s work is the constant unravelling of a narrative in which he wishes to share with the world.

“I’m excited to get back on the road again and performing new songs off the next EP, as well as my latest single I Choose You,” Bradley says.

‘I Choose You’ was the selected song performed for the Extra Support Acts YouTube campaign with 5 Seconds of Summer, and in collaboration with Universal Music.

www.facebook.com/bradleystoneofficial

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Nov
4
3:30 PM15:30

Lyrical Women Songwriter's Showcase

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Come along and enjoy some original music performed by talented female songwriters and performers who have been involved with the Lyrical Women project.

About Lyrical Women:
An offshoot project of Wild At Heart Community Arts, we aim to celebrate and empower female musicians and songwriters living with mental illness, disability and/or disadvantage.

Feature Artist: Rat Child
Rat Child’s powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance. Often seen performing with a large band, Rat Child relishes in the opportunity to share her music solo, as a more intimate and personal way to tell stories and connect with her audience.

www.facebook.com/events/1073824192809444

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Nov
5
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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Klub M.U.K
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Klub M.U.K

Let There Be Uke!

Klub MUK is an Open Uke Stage the first Tuesday of each month at 303. All ukers welcome to get up and do their thang. Come early if you want to get your name on the list!


7:00pm, Free.


The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, M.U.K., is an open-armed gaggle of ukers of all ages and persuasions, each equipped with only four strings and the truth! With small egos and big dreams, they're on a crusade to bring the greatest glory to the humblest of instruments and put music back into the hands and hearts of the people.

www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelekollective


http://www.myspace.com/melbourneukulelekollective
 

The first ukulele group in Australia, the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective is still boldly going where no ukuleles have gone before. The “muk” is open to all who wish to join her, regardless of experience, and they delight in crossing borders, smashing boundaries and raising the humble ukulele to new heights! They perform in Art and Music Festivals, pubs, race courses, parks, theatres, schools and on the streets. In 2004 they proclaimed that the Ukulele Revolution had arrived. They now proclaim its glorious victory!

 

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Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Basement Spaceman + Jemilah

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Basement Spaceman return with their sleepy worldview. Stacked with local references, time shifting riffs and hypnotic dub inspired foundations, the new album ‘For Those Afraid Of The Rising Sun’ is out now.

Basement Spaceman are based in Eltham, Victoria. Their debut self-titled album was released in 2013 and since then they have released 3EPs. Much of 2017 & 2018 was spent writing and recording ‘For Those Afraid Of The Rising Sun’ which presents as a departure from their earlier work, exploring a ride through sleep and the shock of waking up. Hummable melodies underpinned by complex themes and hidden musical moments that can only be detected on multiple listens.

Basement Spaceman will be presenting songs from the new album at 303, Northcote on November the 15th with special guest Jemilah.

Recorded at BSHQ Eltham, Victoria and Studio 73, Whangaparoa, NZ Mixed at the Black Lodge by Joel Taylor
Mastered at Crystal Mastering by Joe Carra
Cover Art and Photography by Vernon Rive

All songs written by Andy Brown and performed by Basement Spaceman

For more information: www.basementspaceman.com Email: rowdydisc@iprimus.com.au

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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Dec
2
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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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Emma Rowe + Abbey Rose + Melvin Gonzalez

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Emma Rowe: Lioness Tour

Emma Rowe - https://www.facebook.com/EmmaRoweMRO/

Abbey Rose - https://www.facebook.com/AbbeyRoseMusic/

Melvin Gonzalez - https://www.facebook.com/melvingonzalezmusic/

Tickets $10 at the door.

Bio:
Emma Rowe is a singer/songwriter from Darwin. She has a unique talent for crafting quirky contemporary rock songs that combine lust, hope, frustration and joy in a surprisingly complicated but completely relatable style.

Her compositions ascend from measured, spacious moody rock to
lofty pop melodies and catchy choruses. But Emma’s undeniable strength is her vocals. They give a sense of a bird in flight – falling and climbing with intricacies, grace and control. Her voice is an auditory joy and it’s incredibly distinctive from the crowd.

Growing up in tropical Darwin in the Northern Territory, Emma has a
down-to-earth approachability when she performs live. Whether she is
playing solo or with her band you can connect with Emma in earnest.
She has no fear of being vulnerable and is always fully committed to
her performance – it is refreshing and authentic.

Emma has supported the likes of Big
Scary, Frank Turner, Jebediah and Christine Anu. She has also played
at major events including the BASSINTHEGRASS Festival, Darwin Blues Festival, Royal Darwin and Adelaide Show and Carols By Candlelight Darwin.

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Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

Aussie Rob on a Slow Cruise to Tassie + Max Slorach Group

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Aussie Rob on a Slow Cruise to Tassie. Finally bringing culture to the mainland, have you been to Mona? You have to go.
Channeling the song writing of Australian anthems such as "True Blue" and "don't think too much, just drink!" this will be a night of Aussie Rob's original music.

Bede Ford-Gaddes (Trumpet), Callum Mintzis (Trombone), Paul Kascamanidis (Guitar), Aussie Rob (Bass), Lewis Mintzis Pierre (Drums)


Max Slorach Group: Drawing inspiration from the vlogs of Bob Reynolds and the music of Thirsty Merc, Max Slorach melds an enthralling mix of Pop and Jazz. Be enamored by this groups energy and delicacy.
Max Slorach (Sax), Theo Carbo (Guitar), Christy Wositzky-Jones (Piano), Robbie Finch (Bass), Ollie Cox (Drums)

www.facebook.com/events/336961783545440

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Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Platypus + Swing Theory

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End your week with a groove with some awesome eclectic bands at bar 303. We have Platypus an RnB meets jazz reggae band with a completely revitalised set opened by the wonderful jazz duo swing theory.

Platypus will be a groovy time for everybody with an eccentric set of upbeat funky tunes spliced with beautiful soul that'll make you need to dance. This six piece band boasts an impressive set of originals with some fantastic, recognisable covers. This is something completely different to your average jam band and not a group you want to miss.

Swing Theory is a jazz duo comprised of Jasmyne Middleton on vocals and Jake Campbell Muir on keys. They will be joined by musical chameleon Isaac Woodley-Phillips on drums.
With an eclectic jazz repertoire and a penchant for improvisation and storytelling, Swing Theory aims to make you feel the feels.

$5 at the door
Set times TBA.

www.facebook.com/platypusmusicmelb

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Rainforest Action Group

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Films on Forests and struggles against extractavism in Ecuador, Australia & Papua + Info share and meet-up.

Meet with members of the Rainforest Action Group and find out more about what is happening with Australian mining companies' dirty business in Ecuador.

Selection of short films about Ecuador, Papua and Australia.
More details to be posted soon.

Drop in any time 2- 6pm. Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote.
By donation.

Proceeds go to the Legal campaign for the A'i Cofan people currently fighting to keep their land free of mining.

https://chuffed.org/project/legal-campaign-for-the-ai-cofan-people-of-ecuador

Since 2018, the Ecuadorian government has granted more than 52 mining concessions without consultation in the headwaters of the Aguarico, Cofanes and Chingual Rivers, affecting more than 30,000 hectares of primary forest. Most of these concessions are within the boundaries of the Cayambe-Coca National Park and home to the ancestral A’i Cofan people of Sinangoe.

This area is considered to be one of the most biodiverse region in Ecuador, with a high rate of endemism. It contains more than 650 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, more than 100 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 3,725 species of plants.

Despite its direct impact on the community, the rivers, the land and the Cofan way of life, the new mining claims were granted without any free, prior and informed consultation with Sinangoe. Miners have also been operating without environmental licenses or water permits and have been illegally mining outside of the concessions.

These actions are in direct conflict with the Ecuadorian Constitution which enshrines the Rights of Nature, and makes prior consultation mandatory when carrying out a project or intervention that directly affects an indigenous or tribal people (Article 6 of ILO Convention 169).

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Oct
11
9:00 PM21:00

The Montgomery Brothers & Ollie McGill

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“It's like a brain bath, because you kind of follow, kind of get it, but you don't know where it's going.
Theirs is a channel of insightful chaos.
Listening to the Montgomery brothers, that is.
They generate the kind of live music environment where you turn to your friend and delightedly just nod.” - Danny Ross

TMB + Ollie McGill become a force so powerful that all you feel and think about is love, and that infectious emotion ripples to the stranger you see tomorrow.

If you're a lost dog and need a soul home, come to this show. Two sets from 9pm $10 on the door. (Front bar)

www.facebook.com/themontgomerybrothers

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

A VERY CINECULT303 HALLOWEEN

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For the spoopiest month of the year, CineCult303 have broken their brains, and you reap the benefits!

Presenting, for one night only, A VERY CINECULT303 HALLOWEEN!

The CineCult303 crew have spent hours compiling their very own anthology made of their favourite segments from horror anthologies, horror shorts, weird art films, and their own, homemade supercuts, into a Frankenstein-monster of entertainment!

Featuring well-known classics, obscure oddities, the strange, the funny and the frightening, this is a screening you can’t afford to miss!

At this screening will be raffling off prizes!

CineCult303’s Liam is more proud of this screening than anything he’s shown before - come along and find out why!

Get in early to secure a couch! Screening starts at 7pm, so be on time to catch the pre-screening show of supercuts and trailers!

Gold coin donation entry

Content warning: As this is horror, be advised that there are some disturbing scenes, including a story that involves scenes of domestic abuse.

www.facebook.com/events/711723272524624

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Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

Janelle Stowe Trio + Yeah Bad?

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Janelle Stowe | Vocals
Brendon Siemsen | Musical Director & Electric Guitar
Evan Carydakis | Saxophones


Tasmanian born Janelle Stowe is a classically trained trumpeter, and sultry jazz vocalist having performed at every major venue and festival in Hobart over the last eighteen years including the world renowned MONA. For this show Janelle teams with long-time collaborator and Berklee College of Music graduate Brendon Siemsen on guitar with Evan Carydakis (sax) for an intimate rendering of the American Songbook.

In 2015 Janelle released a jazz EP with Matthew Ives (kit), Dan Sulzberger (keys) and Nick Hart (Bass), available through her website:

http://jsmusichobart.weebly.com/

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Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Man City Sirens + Sapphire Street + The Limerants

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Yesss !!!!! Spring has finally arrived. Birds are chirping, the sun is shining and Man City Sirens have come out of winter hibernation to play a show at the ultra cool Bar 303.

Supports on the night are the fine upstanding and very talented citizens better known as Sapphire Street and The Limerants.

Come on down, have a drink and check out some local live music.

Hope to see you there. 8pm, $5 entry

www.facebook.com/MCSBP

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Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Sansonus $5 overnight EP launch

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sansonus drop their mercurial 2nd EP:
$5 Overnight. The nerve end.
Adult contemporary punk on psychotropics. A cortège of raw sensations. Last show of the year. Come dance with us. Sweaty people putting in work. Drink something.

Wonderful supports:

DM Teasers : https://www.facebook.com/thedmteasers/
Alphington: https://www.facebook.com/alphington/

8pm
$10

www.facebook.com/events/473404479829602

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Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

Raph.a.L + Innaminka + Crooked Fingers

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Come on down to 303 bar for an eclectic night of original music!
Featuring Raph.a.L with supports from Innaminka + Crooked Fingers!!!

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Raph.a.L is a solo electronic artist from Melbourne, Australia. Blending a myriad of styles to produce catchy, sad-boy anthems :(
With synth heavy grooves and crooning vocals Raph.a.L is sure to hook you in and have your head boppin’

Inaminka is an Australian Psych-Pop band formed by Music School friends Alanna Oliver (vocals, songwriter), Callan Martin (Guitar, Synth), Jean Hooker (Bass) with Sam Raymond (Drums) and Molly Krausgrill (Keys). What began as Oliver’s project to enter the realm of Psych-Rock has slowly melted into a child-like melodic pop punch, with dashes of RnB.

Crooked Fingers are a four piece band born and raised in a lounge room in Preston. We like to say we're a psychedelic band blending jazz, soul and surf. If you mix Radiohead, Beach House and Marlon Williams you'd get something weird, and that's us.
Our humble creations are composed with care and offer insight into delight and warm fuzzy feelings.
check out our songs on soundcloud! they're new and they're raw! www.soundcloud.com/crooked_fingers
follow us:
IG: crooked.fingersband

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Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Sunday Sesh fo Gaza

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The Humanitarian Society brings you a memorable show for a worthy cause!
All entry proceedings will go to Doctors Without Borders and their Gaza appeal.

(SET TIME TO BE CONFIRMED)
Back Room:
DIRTY SMOKY
Rya Park
Minetta

Front Bar:
Steve Tyssen
Josh Bills
Kelsie Rimmer Music
Daniel Bousling
Abe Parsons
Shay Liza

About the NGO:
DWB is an international humanitarian medical NGO that is known for its projects in conflict zones and countries affected by endemic diseases.

About the Cause:
The demand for reconstructive surgery in Gaza dramatically increased because of the acute conflict. DWB established an emergency surgical team in Gaza between July and September to perform lifesaving operations. A permanent reconstructive surgery team was present until December.

About the Gig:
We have bands in the back, acoustic acts in the front 1pm-6pm!
Entry will be $12 but we'll accept other donations :)

Just come, tell your friends, have a laugh and enjoy the music.

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Sep
29
3:03 PM15:03

Notey and Noisy: A Sound Science Mathemusical

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Notey likes single frequencies. Noisy likes as many as possible, but the perfect note and noise have always eluded them. So they visit a wise chap called Knowsey to try to work it out, but soon find out that music physics is a series of near misses, shifting sands and slippery slopes: Nature's cheeky like that!

An aural cerebral adventure across the unstable landscape of the science of sound. Deconstructing the nuts and bolts of music is at once joyful and terrifying. Imagine a mongrel mix of the Goons, Jacob Collier and Julius Sumner Miller.

While we've performed a few of the songs over the years, this is will be the first showing of the full shebang. Just Ky and me, playing 7 characters and some of the most complex arrangements and looping we've attempted. Being a first public run and it being a somewhat challenging show (though fun too!), please only bring people who'll be able to focus for the full 75 minutes. Yes, despite what you might assume from the title, it's not a kids' show, although I reckon older kids will get it and even dig it!

Free entry

www.facebook.com/malandky

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Strangers for Sale EP Launch

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What better way to kick off the Grand Final Weekend than with a huge EP Launch show!

Slide into Bar 303 with us to have a boogie and check out our EP tracks played as live as they get! We'll also have a couple of wildcard brand new tracks for you that are in the works at the moment!

Tickets are only $5 if you buy them before the 28th, or $8 on the door, and it's a Friday night so there are no excuses not to come on down help make this an absolutely wild night. Joining us will be Reel Tapes and House of Wood, both high energy acts that will get you going without a doubt.

Doors are at 7pm and House of Wood are opening up at 7:30pm. Following them are Reel Tapes at 8:15pm and finally us at 9:15pm. Giving you plenty of time to kick on afterwards (hopefully with us).


If you need any more convincing, check out what us and our special guests are capable of on Spotify or Youtube

Strangers for Sale - Silver Screen Dreams
https://open.spotify.com/track/5W6LNVDyzNx7N99PY5pqsb?si=7vD1lMgxTV2gfaentq47nw

Reel Tapes - Deep Space
https://open.spotify.com/track/5DCO2yfuQIAjXiZEUNwg8a?si=IlT0R30oTW6R1Bz6vCKHag

House of Wood - Optimistic Fool
https://open.spotify.com/track/4ccSWRVnaFJNELtIXIHYq9?si=uWX1hnyLQoeaNaS81IWtfg

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Sep
27
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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Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

R.T. OrganiX (Rolfe/Tinney)

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Debut of Harry Tinney/Ollie Rolfe's hammond trio. Playing the music of soulive, donny hathaway, larry young, lonnie smith, grant green..

Ollie Rolfe: Hammond Organ
Harry Tinney: Guitar
Alby Rolfe: Drums

Music starting at 8:30pm, then Julien Wilson's BeefforChicken at 10pm.

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Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Czarektrio + Impermanence

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Impermanence - 8:30pm
Impermanence are Bianca Gannon (piano/Indonesian gamelan), Josh Holt (double bass) and Elliott Hughes (trumpet & electronics), who explore the spaces between the ancient and the modern, tradition and invention, and composition and improvisation. Their unique combination of instruments conjures a stunning sonic world, melding traditional Balinese timbres with classical European textures. Since forming in 2017, they have now performed at Fortyfive Downstairs, MONA (Hobart), Tilde New Music Festival, & Lebowskis.
Listen to some of their music here!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_iFYwXDbKiOtj-wlq444gQ

Czarektrio - 9:30pm
From Sydney, Czarektrio create long form improvisations grounded in groove and deep textures. The group features Nicholas Mielczarek (guitar), Chloe Kim (drums) and Harry Birch (bass). Their pieces slowly unravel to reveal dense builds that showcase minimalism with a rock sensibility

https://www.facebook.com/czarektrio/

$5 at the door, will be a great night of improvised music.

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Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

Marina Mitchell + Quinton Trembath + Steph Mang + Frowny Dads

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What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than by catching up with pals and seeing some great tunes? I can't think of one. Come hang out for a swell afternoon. Very keen to have such an amazing lineup with Marina Mitchell, Quinton Trembath, Steph Mang and Frowny Dads all in the one room

Starts at 3pm at Bar 303 in Northcote, $5 Entry

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Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Blue Shivoo + Emilia + Jakal

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"Do you remember, the 21st night of September?"
Probably not, I can't remember what I had for breakfast. But hopefully, this should be one night to remember.
Blue Shivoo is bringing your favourite originals plus some sneaky covers of some classic dance tunes. This should be one heck of a party.

Dress up in your favourite 70's disco outfit to receive a whopping 50% off door. That's only $5!

Joining the party will be EMILIA who combines her love of classic Soul, Funk and Jazz inflections in her music. Likened to power-house vocalists such as Chaka Khan, Etta James and Aretha Franklin, get ready to be transported back into time with her timeless voice. EMILIA just released her first single 'Feel', a fierce funky throwback to the times of sparkles, platform shoes and disco.

JAKAL will also be setting up the night with their funky fusion dance tracks and infectious grooves.

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

TAMMA + Nat Vazer + Vic Park

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SUMMER IS HERE!!! - Nat Vazer, Vic Park & TAMMA


Whatever you are doing on Thursday 20th Sep we reckon a gig is in order🔥

Come join us for some fresh jams, brand new single releases, epic musicians and a crisp beer.

With a strong line up all artists are either releasing fresh new tunes or releasing this year for.

Check the the links and we would love to see you there!

Doors from 7pm

8pm - Nat Vazer (solo) https://m.facebook.com/natvazermusic/

9pm - Vic Park fka JP Klipspringer https://m.facebook.com/jpklipspringer/

10pm - TAMMA - with full band. Daniel Mougerman (The Bamboos) Justin Lewis (Jack the Fox) Phoebe Neilson (Trevally)

$5 on the door.

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Sep
15
3:03 PM15:03

Song Harvest

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Please join us for an afternoon of new and original songs inspired by our experience at Summersong Music Camp. Special thanks to Kristina Olsen and Jane Cornes for their wonderful songwriting workshops.
Kristina encouraged us to set up a songwriting group to meet regularly and support, encourage and inspire each other. We’d like to share with you, our families and friends, the Fruits of our Harvest!

Singer/songwriters (in no particular order...)
Alex Hilvert
Shelley Van der Werff
Chris Walsh
Jaq Bryan
Kylie Morrigan
and special guest Mal Webb

Free entry.

www.facebook.com/kylie.morrigan

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Wendy Rule
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Wendy Rule

WENDY RULE - Melbourne Concert

WITH RACHEL SAMUEL
WILLIAM GRIFFITHS AND TIMOTHY VAN DIEST
Tickets $20 / $15 at the door
Doors Open 8pm, show starts 8.30


Tickets are $20 or $15 for low income, and are available at the door on the night. Doors will open 8pm, and show starts at 8.30, but feel free to come early for pre show drink in the front bar. Allow plenty of time to find a car park on this busy street, or better yet, catch the 86 tram that stops right outside.

www.wendyrule.com

Wild, passionate and empowering, Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule, weaves together music, story and ritual to take her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Drawing on her deep love of Nature and lifelong fascination with the worlds of mythology and Magic, Wendy’s songs combine irresistible melodies with rich aural textures and a rare personal honesty to create spiritual music.

Dark, sensual, sonic theatre…compelling stuff.
Rolling Stone Australia

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Girls On Key

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Girls on Key is going back to its musical roots with this open mic night featuring women and non-binary musicians. If people are into it we will host this every month!

Get there early to get one of the 8 slots!
Our feature artist for this first kick off event is Maya Rose

Maya is as a singer-songwriter, composer and musician. She has a smooth, soulful, jazzy voice which she uses to great effect to express emotion and mesmerize audiences, leaving them wanting to hear more. She began writing her own songs in 2013. Her work is influenced by soul, pop, 90’s R&B and contemporary classical soundtracks.

https://www.facebook.com/maya.songwriter/
https://mayaofficial.com/

Note - features are women and non-binary musos. All genders welcome on the open mic and in the audience.

Doors open 7pm, Gig starts 7.30pm
$5 cash on door or $3 for performers on the list.

Bring gold coins to support our raffle draw for Writing Through Fences.

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Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Cinecult303: 'I'M DANGEROUS TONIGHT'

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AMY HAS A NEW DRESS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY …FOREVER…

We may be living in a golden age of television series, but nothing compares to the glory of a classic TV movie, a format that allowed for high strangeness and gave many faded or eclipsed stars a chance to have some fun.

In 1990, Tobe Hooper presented the world with I'M DANGEROUS TONIGHT, & an all star cast featuring Mädchen Amick (TWIN PEAKS new & old, SLEEPWALKERS, TRAPPED IN PARADISE), Anthony Perkins (PSYCHO, CATCHC 22, PRETTY POSION, CRIMES OF PASSION), Dee Wallace (THE HOWLING, E.T., THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE FRIGHTENERS), and R. Lee Emery (FULL METAL JACKET, TOY STORY 1-3 MAN OF THE HOUSE), and based upon a story by Cornell Woolrich (REAR WINDOW, THE BRIDE WORE BLACK, THE LEOPARD MAN).

An ancient Aztec tomb has been opened, and found within is a sacrificial robe, psychically stained by endless blood rituals! Fortunately, Mädchen Amick is on-hand to turn that old hand-me-down into a fabulous little red dress. Mayhem ensues because all the boys and girls just want to have fun - fun inflected by the craven evil of this cursed fashion! But fear not, for Anthony Perkins is on the case, & he simply MUST have the dress...for academic purposes of course...

With enough subtext to write a thousand uni essays, I'M DANGEROUS TONIGHT is equally entertaining as it is chilling, in a GOOSEBUMPS For Grownups kind of way.
Hooper may never escaped from the shadow of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, but that didn't stop him from creating one of the most diverse filmographies of any of the American horror masters of the Vietnam era. His early works indicate a highly creative and original filmmaker with as much skill in Pop Art remixing as Joe Dante and more raw talent than is often acknowledged. His precision visions of nightmare were always buoyed by an eclectic and degenerate sense of humour that could slice a tomato with ease, and regularly cut to the core of the American Dream. His later works relegated him to "lesser" formats, being abandoned to TV & 'Straight to Video', and these works are ripe for reappraisal (check out SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION if you are wondering what the Nuclear Family film version of David Lynch would be). Now we present a rare opportunity to view I'M DANGEROUS TONIGHT, a long lost camp classic that tips the genre on its head & offers up a smorgasbord of sexual weirdness while riding (very) high on the fumes of Fashion-able cinema.

We will be screening from an original VHS release of the film.
The film will commence at 7:30pm. Arrive early for couch seating.
Gold coin donation for 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.

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Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

RAMEN + Exotic Snake

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RAMEN + Exotic Snake (Ambient/electronic project by Erroll) will be opening the night.

 

RAMEN celebrates the optimism of mid 70's funk with a minimalist approach to composition and improvisation. Listeners can expect to hear an exploration of colour and tessellated groove. 

After having recently studied with composer Nik Bärtsch in Switzerland, band-leader Lackmann returns to Melbourne with fresh compositions in a new formation of the group.

The following performance celebrates the launch of their newly released EP, featuring a night of all original compositions and high-level musicianship from Melbourne’s emerging jazz musicians. 

Limited hard copies will be available to purchase on the night, however the EP is also available for download on BandCamp.

https://hanneslackmannmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ramen

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