303 Gig Guide
Jul
15
to Aug 3

303 Gig Guide

Sunday 15th July – ‘electronica, djs’

Hazy Sundaze

4:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/766674943538601

 

Monday 16th July – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 

Tuesday 17th July – ‘comedy‘

Peanut Noir Comedy

7:30pm, free

www.facebook.com/Peanut-Noir-209379482821577

 

Wednesday 18th July – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Rory Brown Band + Red Triangle

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 19th July – ‘indie, electronica’

Steady State Massive + Sikander

8pm, donation

www.steadystatemassive.com

Friday 20th July – ‘sth american folk, jazz, gypsy’

Huanchaco Y Amigos

8:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/639345193095766

 

Saturday 21st July – ‘folk, pagan’

Weatherboard House + A Rioting Mind + Rich Yeah

3:30pm doors, $5

www.facebook.com/events/192303984756307

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Spiral Dance

8pm doors, $25

www.facebook.com/events/786527531543639

 

Sunday 22nd July – ‘folk’

Sunday Songs

3pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/493256467757020

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Sean M Whelan + Georgia Fields + Jemma Nicole

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/650269205321428

 

Monday 23rd July – ‘rock, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/184593979004556

 

Tuesday 24th July – ‘jazz, groove‘

AK’s Bone Patrol + Amy Pollock

8pm, $5

www.facebook.com/events/1467633296716912

 

Wednesday 25th July – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Julien Wilson Group

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 26th July – ‘blues, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Justin Yap Band

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/JustinYapBand

 

Friday 27th July – ‘disco’

Forest Disco Fundraiser

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/179314482760650

 

Saturday 28th July – ‘songwriters & electronica’

Weatherboard House + Tom Cartoonist + TSB

3:30pm doors, $5

www.facebook.com/events/192303984756307

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HomeBase 2.0: Kodiak Kid + Redamon + Raptorhanz + Able8

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/206624953509678

 

Sunday 29th July – ‘folk, pop’

Chloë Violette

4pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/294416977766743

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Sean M Whelan + Kate Lucas of Coda Chroma

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/650269205321428

 

Monday 30th July – ‘musical comedy’

Cam Gilmour

7pm, $5

www.facebook.com/events/274314696465439

 

Tuesday 31st July ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

 

Wednesday 1st August – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Edel Plastic + Kewti

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/224715248016417

 

Thursday 2nd August – ‘soul, groove’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Po Boys

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/po.boys.soul


Friday 3rd August – ‘rock, funk’

Runk + CASH + Trucks + The Trepids

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/1543233415803014

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Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

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!

TUES 17 JAN @7.30pm FREE ENTRY

Your host for the evening is Alex Chilton

This month’s stellar cast includes:

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

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Bohjass + Rory Brown Band + Red Triangle
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + Rory Brown Band + Red Triangle

 

7:30pm, donation entry

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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Jul
20
8:30 PM20:30

Huanchaco Y Amigos

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Join Huanchaco with two very special guests at Bar 303 on July the 20th for a night a South American and World Fusion.

HUANCHACO aim to create a collective understanding of cultures spanning the globe through a fusion of sound and creativity.
Formed in 2010 Melbourne based quartet Huanchaco is World Fusion drawing influences from a wide spectrum of sounds including Flamenco, Folk, Jazz, Gypsy, Classical and more.

www.facebook.com/huanchacoband
https://youtu.be/IFB4QkN1Jd4
www.huanchacoband.org


PABLO RIVAS & The Blue Diamond Band brings a unique sound that gets you on a trip to South America with a bit of Australian pepper. Music which will get you intrigued and captivated, and you’ll want to hear it again, and again.

www.facebook.com/pg/PabloRivasOriginalMusic

OSCAR PONCELL - Draws upon the traditions
of South and Central American music, African music, Jazz and contemporary music to bring
compositions and arrangements that are abundant in originality and rhythmic elements true to these styles with a few covers mixed into his set.

www.sanlazaro.com.au
www.facebook.com/sanlazaro.au
www.facebook.com/Kunataki

8pm doors, $10

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Jul
21
3:30 PM15:30

Weatherboard House + A Rioting Mind + Rich Yeah

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Rob Pechar (aka Weatherboard House) takes over relaxed Saturday afternoons at Bar 303 in July.

Get ready for quiet and plaintive alternative folk songs of love, hope, loss and other four letter words. Relatable backyard pop that comes from the heart.

Every week there will be supports from some of Melbourne's finest songwriters

July 7 - Greg Steps & Hannah Campbell
July 14 - Broni & Rich Yeah
July 21 - A Rioting Mind & Augustine Ang
July 28 - TSB & Tom Cartoonist: Music & Art

$5 entry
Doors at 3.30pm, music from 4pm

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Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Spiral Dance

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Multi-award winning Pagan band Spiral Dance are returning to Melbourne in July 2018, thanks to the Pagan Collective of Victoria.

Late 2017 saw the arrival of a new member of Spiral Dance! Alice, a virtuoso violinist and talented flutist and pianist, adds depth to the melodies as well as considerable experience with musical arrangements.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/spiral-dance-melbourne-concert-tickets-44068251326

Back the PCV on Patreon before May 1 and save 50% off your ticket! www.patreon.com/pagancollective

Spiral Dance's new album, Land and Legend, on sale now!
www.spiraldance.com.au

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Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Songs

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This is a warm invitation to join us for a Sunday afternoon of contemporary original music. This is a free gig, in the relaxed surrounds of 303 in Northcote.

We are three up coming women singer songwriters:
Rachel Wilson, Kira Janowsky and Rachel Morgan.

Over the past few years we have been working with our teacher Helen Begley to hone our songwriting skills and find our unique voice as songwriters.

Now we would like to share some of our songs with you.
We hope you will join us.

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Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

SEAN M WHELAN + Georgia Fields + Jemma Nicole

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//Eastmint presents: "Not My Scene"//
Residencies and one off performances, chill as, Sunday evenings at 303 front bar, for artists trying out different things and/or cool bands, community focussed, a place to connect, not commercially focussed. All welcome.

JULY is featuring:
A five week residency with the mega-fab poet and person that is SEAN M WHELAN, with a host of first time collaborators!

July 1st: textural improviser/percussionist Nat Grant
July 8th: electronic sound designer/pop musician Emah Fox
July 15th: indie-noir crooner Kelly Day of Broads
July 22nd: folk/pop songwriter Georgia Fields
**With special support set of alt-country by Jemma Nicole**
July 29th: indie pop artist Kate Lucas of Coda Chroma

Starts at 7pm, or close to. Two sets. First sets will be the musical artists solo, second sets will be the collabs.
Entry by donation. x

The NSC next door has kindly offered the use of toilets for anyone who cannot access the toilets at 303 due to stairs, etc. We will have earplugs available.

This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

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Jul
23
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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Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

AK’s Bone Patrol + Amy Pollock

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Amy Pollock 8pm
AK's Bone Patrol 9pm
$5

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...
From sensual desert winds,to lively smoke filled rooms,a Bedouin Sheik may welcome you! Music
to inspire,excite and move you. Music to captivate your imagination...an original repertoire influenced by Jazz, Funk, Middle Eastern flavours a touch of World and Swampy Grooves,bringing our love of cross cultural music together to create an unforgettable transportive travel log.

https://soundcloud.com/vanagg

We're also very lucky to be supported by the amazing Amy Pollock
her beautiful voice and sweet storytelling will have you mesmerized

https://www.facebook.com/amypollockmusic/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4WhhM4wC4tbZizj5l26p1o?si=Dhi3yH6aTAyBZp67T-r_cg&nd=1

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Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Bohjass + Julien Wilson Group

 

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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Jul
26
to Jul 27

Justin Yap Band - Hammond night

With their first album 'Long Way From Home' debuting at No. 3 on the Australian Blues Charts, the Justin Yap Band plays a potent blend of Deep Blues, Sanctified Soul, and Down-Home Funk. Led by guitarist Justin Yap, the band delivers electrifying and dynamic performances, bringing out their chemistry and energy in full force at every show.

Justin Yap - Guitar
Nardia Brancatisano - Vocals
Ollie Rolfe - Keys
Ben Wicks - Bass Guitar
Cameron Smith - Drums

http://www.justinyapband.com

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Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Forest Disco Fundraiser

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Get groovy and funky and every other kind of down at the FoE Forest Collective daggy disco for forests.

Dress up as your favourite musical hero of the 70s or 80s and dance 'til you can't dance no more to the best songs eva.

Every song, you will be like "AHHHHHHH this song!!" and then you'll be belting out the words so much so you are probably barely even dancing.

Some extra clothes may be available on the night.

There will also be some nice forest films and info about how you can get involved on the forest election campaign.

Here's so more info about where the money will go:
www.melbournefoe.org.au/forests

Entry is $10 plus donation for the forests if you like.
 

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Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

HomeBase 2.0: Kodiak Kid + Redamon + Raptorhanz + Able8

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After 4 successful editions of our new monthly party which was held at Rubix Warehouse last summer we needed to take a break to re evaluate the future of the event. Although we love Rubix and the team there, we needed to be able to secure a solid day that we can hold consistently to build up the momentum of Home bass. We have now found a venue which we have known and loved for years and thrown many great parties there. Great sound, great people, local & warm welcoming vibes. Just how we like it!

We are proud to present to you the Re Launch of Home Bass at Bar 303 on the last Saturday of every month. July 28th!

ABOUT:
So as you may know or may not, Home bass is curated & run by Hypnotech, Kodiak Kid, Auramechanic & Griff. Some of Melbourne's finest DJ's/producers and Gentlemen.
All brought together by the love of dope music and having a good time.

THE PLAN: Each month will be curated by each resident.
July 28th - Kodiak Kid
August 25th - Hypnotech
September 29th - Griff
October 27th - Auramechanic

We feel as a collective, its a great way to freshen up the vibes of giving opportunities to up and coming artists and also showcasing some Melbourne's diverse array of talented musicians and special guests from all over the world. It will give you an insight into the diff tastes & influences of each residents picks for the month. You can trust us that your ears & bodies will be thankful :)
Each event will continually share music & bios from the artists performing to help further enhance your ears :)
As always it will be $10 on the door. Music starts at 8pm and ends at 1:30am. Bar stays open till 3am.

1st EDITION CURATED BY KODIAK KID:
ABLE8 Live set
RAPTORHANDZ
REDAMON (2 Hour set)
KODIAK KID (2 hour set)

See you there!

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Smiling Politely - comedy
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Smiling Politely - comedy

*Don't Stop Me Now by Queen plays, but with Freddy on vocals and obviously not Adam Lambert*

These bunch of rag-tag scalliwags are at it again and bringing a bevy of sick acts with us!

GREELEY has been a main-stay of the Australian underground hip-hop scene for years now. He made a name in many high-profile rap battles facing off with the likes of 360, Kerser and Manaz Ill, and as a performer supporting acts international acts such as Xzibit, Ghostface Killa and GZA. He's now taken the dive in to stand-up comedy and is making a BIG splash in Tassie, and ready to take on the rest of Australia!

ALSO FEATURING:
James G Warren
Maedi Prichard
Brent Watkinson
Urvi Majumdar
Emesha Rudolf

MC DAISY BERRY

Aaaaaand as always, sign up for open mic from 7:30pm!

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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Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Po Boys

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The Po Boys are playing some soul/hammond arrangements of The Beatles.

We either made them or stole from Booker T.

2 sets - 2nd of November - Doors at 8pm - $10

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Hammond: Andreas

Drums: Dan

Bass: Jamie

Guit: Nate


Extra special guests are also playing.

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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Aug
5
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

Yes, that's right, it's Winter in Melbourne again.  And we all know the drill; find a cosy bar, fill it with good friends, real music and stories of songwriting, love and all the heartwarming stuff.  It's time for the first Winter Session of the Darebin Songwriters Guild.  Come and be amazed by our local talent.
We’ll be hearing from:
Mats Bjorkland
Cam Twomey
Kira Janowsky
Margaret Magalotti
Ruth Parker
Shaylin Rose
Sam Terranova
Rachel Wilson
Jason McNear
Nathan Chapman
Christina Green
An awesome line up. 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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Klub M.U.K
Aug
7
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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Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

Cinecult303:

CineCult303 is proud to present GREY GARDENS (1975 - 94mins).

The infamous documentary by the Maysles brothers gives a glimpse into the lives of eccentric mother-and-daughter socialites, both named Edith Beale.

Little Edie and Big Edie lived in the sprawling Grey Gardens mansion, which had fallen into squalor, the house decaying around them, causing them to abandon room after room of the 35 room estate. Their day-to-day life involes feeding their collection of cats and raccoons, Little Edie singing and improvising amazing outfits (she became somewhat of a counter-culture fashion icon after the film), and the two of them reminiscing about former suitors and their famous relatives (they're relatives of Jackie O, don't you know?)

The film can be argued to be exploitative or celebratory - or perhaps both - but undoubtedly contains real warmth for these charming, strange women. GREY GARDENS possesses a real poetry, and is equal parts tragic and funny.

An absolute classic.

CineCult303 is a film appreciation society, and asks only for a gold coin donation at 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.

www.facebook.com/groups/39995178148

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Aug
30
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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Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Putbacks -'Kickin the B' Hammond Sessions

The PutBacks have established themselves as one of the premier funk outfits in Australia. In their career they have opened for The Bamboos, Electric Empire and Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, as well as international funk and soul icons The Menahan Street Band featuring Charles Bradley, and Booker T Jones. In May 2012 The PutBacks were chosen as the house band for the infamous Prince after party at the Hi Fi Bar. The PutBacks were also house band for Arts Centre Melbourne’s 2011 and 2012 Big Notes production, featuring the likes of Emma Donovan and Mantra.

www.facebook.com/theputbacks

 


$10 ENTRY - DOORS FROM 8pm
MUSIC FROM 9pm

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Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Julien Wilson 'BforChicken'

BAAP @ 7.30 - BforChicken from 9ish

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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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Jul
16
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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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Foxymorons + Headphones Jones + Tirio

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The Foxymorons launch their first single 'Gwydir', a 12 minute odyssey through the Australian bush composed by our guitarist Josh Kreusler. This piece will be featured on our upcoming debut album, to be released during our August residency at the Evelyn.

With support from the mortal rhythm gods, Headphones Jones, second support TBC

http://thefoxymoronsmelbourne.bandcamp.com/track/gwydir-single

$10 entry or $12 with a download code for the single

Doors at 7pm

8pm - Tirio
9pm - Headphones Jones
10pm - The Foxymorons

The Foxymorons:

Tom Bunnett - trumpet
Jared Becker - tenor saxophone
Joshua Kreusler - guitar
Joel Trigg - keyboard
Kade Brown - synthesizer
Sam Shepherd - bass
Al Kennedy - drums

Headphones Jones

Dress loud, dance hard. Headphones Jones are a Funk collective that create colourful grooves with big horns, driving rhythms and punchy vocals. Fusing influences from Afrobeat and Afro-Latin styles, the ten-piece are all about generating infectious energy.

LINKS:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/headphonesjonesband/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/PgobUb5nmek
Website: https://headphonesjonesband.com

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Jul
12
8:30 PM20:30

H Abyst + Fabric

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An evening of improvised music in the front bar of 303. 2 bands / 2 sets.

H Abyst met in the Tasmanian highlands of Tarraleah in 2015, drawn together by a love for freely improvised music and the ease by which they found themselves playing together. They improvise cinematic soundscapes, fragile, stark and beautiful.

Peter Bouwman / bass
Aurora / voice + violin
Shaun Rammers / tenor

Fabric is an improvised ensemble. Devised by drummer Ronny Ferella, saxophonist Shaun Rammers and bassist Mick Meagher, the group plays on the idea of stretching, bending, reshaping the practice of group improvisation- sometimes meditative, sometimes explosive but an always in motion real-time compositional unit.

Shaun Rammers
Mick Meagher
Ronny Ferella

Bar 303
12th July
Donation entry

Fabric 830
H Abyst 930

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Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Tipsy Scholars + H. + Eastbound Buzz + Harrison

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To celebrate the release of their debut EP ‘Nowhere To Be’, Australian indie folk band The Tipsy Scholars (FKA The Gypsy Scholars) are setting out on their biggest tour yet. Playing a massive 11 shows along the East Coast of the country, the frothy four piece will be taking their captivating live show to both capital cities and rural towns. Playing songs from the new EP; as well as old crowd favourites, The Tipsy Scholars will also be taking their tunes to the United Kingdom and Ireland in what will be their first ever overseas tour.

Hitting Bar 303 in Melbourne on July 7th, The Tipsy Scholars will be singing louder, strumming stronger and sweating more than ever. Joining them in what will be a night to remember are the homegrown talents of H. , Eastbound Buzz and Harrison.

https://www.facebook.com/musicbyh/
https://www.facebook.com/eastboundbuzz/
https://www.facebook.com/harrisonmusik/

Tickets $15 on the door - $10 online via Oztix

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Neon Queen + Allipha + Little Elizabeth

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Neon Queen are playing Bar 303 Friday July 6!!!

IT'S LIIIT...🔥

After celebrating the release of their end of summer jam 'Free My Mind' in March, Neon Queen have wrapped up an Australian East Coast tour playing shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong, played the Yours & Owls summer series festival finale, been added to Spotify playlists and played their biggest hometown show yet... Now it's time to throw a party for the Northsiders.

SUPPORTS! 🍉🍉🍉

The night will feature incredible local talent supports by the soulful Allipha and funk jazz of Little Elizabeth as well as a few special guests performing with the band on the night. This is a great chance to hear the band test new material for the first time in building up to their debut EP release.

SOME DOPE THINGS DOPE PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US...💯

"Sinking back in exploring musical influences including some Childish Gambino (there’s a bit of a STN MTN/KAUAIi vibe here) and older R&B greats out of the US, the sound Neon Queen are going for has a rich vintage vibe while remaining very much in 2018 moving forward." - AU REVIEW

WANNA KNOW WHO. WE. ARE?

Neon Queen are a Soul/R&B outfit hailing from Melbourne Australia. Creating their own unique brand of high energy soul and slick grooves, the band brings a raw new sound from a truly unexpected place with lush vocals, creamy falsetto and passionate screams. This is all laced together by the bands multi-instrumental musicianship and tight grooves. The music is definitely for fans of N*E*R*D, Childish Gambino - Donald Glover and Miguel.

WANNA HEAR OUR MUSIC?
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/0uaxBkup78hijNTkFwomIQ
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0T5Z7pJ5mQ
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/neonqueenband/
 

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Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Clayton Doley Organ Trio

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Kickin' The B

$10 entry

Clayton Doley is one of Australia's finest Hammond organist and is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the top new players on the world stage. His fiery bluesy virtuosity has earned him spots on on some of the worlds biggest festivals including Montreal International Jazz Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival and Tremblant International Blues Festival to name a few. His Organ Trio album "Desperate Times" was embraced by the international blues community and has received worldwide critical acclaim. It made an impressive debut in the month of it's release by charting at number 2 in the Australian Blues and Roots charts and coming in at number 9 in the US Roots Music Report Blues Chart. His current album "Bayou Billabong" was recorded in New Orleans with Members of The Monster Gents, Galactic and Trombone Shorty and captures the New Orleans tradition while fusing contemporary Australiana and Americana.

Clayton Doley Trio.
Danny Spencer - Guitar
Byron Goodwin - Drums
Clayton Doley - Organ & Vocal

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Jul
1
3:00 PM15:00

Augustine Ang "Always Changing" launch

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This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We respect elders past, present and future.

Augustine Ang launches the first single "Always Changing" off his upcoming album. There will also be a special screening of the music video for the single.
$10 entry to the cosy back room of Bar 303. Some pretty cool supports on the bill, altogether making a massive mouthful of 14 syllables.

3:33PM Sharks Country Explosion
Picture a Great White Shark wearing an Akubra with TNT strapped to its dorsal fin. That is what Sharks Country Explosion sounds like. From the deep cool waters of the inner north, Sharks brings you traditional country and folk with some bite.

4:23PM This Day Last Year
Solo music project of Australian songwriter Shannon Steinfort. Her first foray into playing guitar live, after having cut her teeth on the local rock scene as bassist in Melbourne’s three-piece punk gang The Girl Fridas.
The name This Day Last Year comes from Shannon’s zine series, which incorporates photography, musical recommendations, candid anecdotes and fragments of personal thoughts. Much like the content of her zines, Shannon’s songwriting is intimate and uncontrived, and often touches upon heartbreak and disappointment (but sometimes she sings nice things about her dog too).

5:23PM Augustine Ang
Lo-fi indie folk inspired by travel and discovery, isolation and familiarity, growth and decay, hearts and brains. Augustine is on a journey of self exploration through nostalgic and mellow tunes. Some say he's stuck in the 90s, inspired by artists such as Elliott Smith and Neutral Milk Hotel. Augustine's debut album is to be released later in 2018. He will be accompanied by Lachlan Cox of Smirks.
https://soundcloud.com/augustine-ang
https://augustineang.bandcamp.com/

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Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Totally Gourdgeous

Don't miss this rare Melbourne appearance of Totally Gourdgeous.

20th Year Tour starting in VIC!

They'll be trying out a bunch of exciting new material from their album-in-the-making, "Gourd in the Act".

Formed in 1998, Australian band Totally Gourdgeous is four singer/songwriter/musicians united under gourd. Indeed, playing instruments made from woody cucurbits, they make a manic, organic, folk/funk philosophy to feed your wildest pumpkin longings. Penelope Swales (guitar), Carl Pannuzzo (drums), Mal Webb (bass/mbira) and Andrew Clermont (violin/mandolin/guitar). Songs by themselves and a few dear friends. Imagine Joni Mitchell and James Brown getting down in Bob Marley's pumpkin patch via the Muppets. Infectious eclectic beauty in the gourdiest of costumes. All the instruments are made by Penelope under the guidance of world renowned luthier, Jack Spira.

$20/$15
Family tix $50
Kids under 12 free

www.facebook.com/totallygourdgeous

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Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Loose Moose + Tombolo + Back Pocket

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Don’t put those dancing shoes away just yet… there’s another night of musical partying to do, and you won’t want to miss it!

LOOSE MOOSE are rolling with some momentum and once again want to set the table with some soulful and energetic grooves. Get down to their zesty rhythms and fervent sing-a-longs, blended with some dreamy ambient soundwaves that will have you second-guessing if you even need to go home at the end of the night.

Supporting Loose Moose is the bent psych-pop of TOMBOLO, who’s lush textures and absorbing fluffy chasms will be on full display shortly after recently releasing a fun and tasty new EP.

In addition, come and see the insanely slick grooves of BACK POCKET, a 5 piece that delves into a range of styles including r&b, rock, and a spattering of funk and soul.

Get some sleep now while you can.

Set times TBH.

$5 entry

 

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Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Tom Fryer Band + Sandwich Jesus + Slipper

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Tom Fryer Band June Residency 2018

The Tom Fryer Band returns to Bar 303 with it's number crunching, shredtastic, jazz infused odd-meter shenanigans.

Expect too many notes and slip-sliding fretless madness. The band is stellar and the music is hot enough to burn your winter blues away.

Tom Fryer - Fretless and Fretted Guitars

Phil Day - Trumpet

Adrian Sherriff - Keys

Nick Delaney - Bass

Ryan Menezes - Drums

Bar 303

303 High St. Northcote, 3073

Entry by donation

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Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

SpacePaste -tastes from OuterBass

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This is a call out for all explorers of OuterBASS...... the countdown is on to the next Awesome Sauce launch..... into the depths of Melbourne's SUBstratosphere.

Bass Stations we are exploring.......
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UltraSloth (conjoined astronomer of Duffrey from the USofA on an elliptical orbit)
https://soundcloud.com/ultrasloth
https://soundcloud.com/duffrey
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Tobacco Rat (big bang theorist of mass nicotine density)
https://soundcloud.com/tobacco-rat
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Snuggy Man (waning gypsy dub core satellite from Japan)
https://soundcloud.com/snuggyman

plus more..... confirmed once... communication channels...

$10 before 10pm.... $15 after....
over & out....

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Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Mannequin Death Squad + Long Holiday + Lethal Sound Division

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OH DAYUUUMMM SAY WHAT?!

Mannequin Death Squad are playing four Friday night shows at Bar 303 with 8 CRAZY GOOD BANDS?! This is gonna be totally BADASS!!

The hell did you just say?! You get a secret unreleased single that you only can get upon entry at a show?! GOD DAYUUUM FIERY NUGGETS OF FURY!

YEP! YOU GOT IT!!

$10 entry.
$20 for entry to the entire residency.

FRIDAY 1ST:
THE DEADLIPS
PISTOL PEACHES

FRIDAY 8TH:
PLOVERS
RATHEAD

FRIDAY 15TH:
GRASSHOLE
THE ONETIMES

FRIDAY 22ND:
LONG HOLIDAY
LETHAL SOUND DIVISION

www.facebook.com/mannequindeathsquad

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Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Seduceaphones - End Of Exams Balkan Bash

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Exams are finishing and the Seduceaphones a beginning the festivities to come with bash at the 303!! Get loose with the Duce, and spend a night dancing to the phattest Balkan Trash around. Bring your mates and celebrate!

303 High St Northcote $10 on the door!

The Seduceaphones are a balkan brass band whos unique bush beats have never failed to get the crowd moving in new and unusual ways.

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Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Elliot Friend + Rhonda + 636584

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3 bands full of girls and boys and extra terrestrials. Cuddle the social club bouncer as you walk by to 303 bar. Get a falafal at lambs after annnnnd phone home in ze wee hours.

There are rumours of a mid gig screening of Drew Barrymore film EET - the extra extra terrestrial. She plays an alien paper girl. but seriously we may show ET

www.facebook.com/elliotfriendmusic

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Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Feast: Erin Will Be Mad + Tina Growls + happy morbid + SLOMO

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Thursday FEAST at Bar 303 feat. Erin Will Be Mad - Tina Growls - happy morbid - SLOMO

Get yer grits. Served hot, loud, and dirty.

Thursdays Menu:

https://www.facebook.com/ErinWillBeMad/
For your main: Broody and moody post-traumatic heretic indie grunge alt-rock eclectic dark pop fierce romantic fiery punk candid creamo. Delish.

https://www.facebook.com/tinagrowls/
This spicy soup of hot Rocks is served by a few babes makin' tunes. Scrumptious.

https://www.facebook.com/happymorbid/
It's dirty, served in a garage, with a grungy side of punk, and a sprinkle of pop. Piquant.

https://www.facebook.com/slomoaus/
Start your night wth a desert of loud dreamy noises. Ambrosial.

Set Times:

10:30 - Erin Will Be Mad
9:30 - Tina Growls
8:30 - happy morbid
7:45 - SLOMO

Entry $8 or $5 Consession

...We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation...

***please read***

We want everyone who attends this event to feel safe and comfortable. If something happens to put those feelings of safety and comfort at risk, please come to see one of us or a member of the venue staff for support.

While in this space please be aware of yourself and others - do not touch someone if they have not given you their consent. Do not use language or display behaviours that are in any way racist, transphobic, ableist, homophobic, or sexist. Take responsibility for your actions :)

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Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

Boadz plays Robert Johnson

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

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

www.facebook.com/boadzblues

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Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Hardware 2.0

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HARDWARE 2.0 // Bar 303

Techno // House // Acid // and everything in between

A convergence of human and machine, HARDWARE aims to showcase exemplary performance and unique use of the electronic musicians toolset. Chaos meets the sublime through HARDWARE and HUMAN operation. Whether abrasive or beautiful, or beautifully abrasive, HARDWARE will offer diversity, ability, technicality, and humanity.

9th of June 2018
Bar 303
303 High St
Northcote VIC 3070

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Doors at 7pm
$10 entry fee

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Artists/DJs:

Dylab
https://dylab.bandcamp.com/

Miles Cosmo
https://milescosmo.bandcamp.com/

Sirc
http://sircsound.com/

C:1
http://soundcloud.com/dj_c1

Caspian
https://soundcloud.com/dorian-caspian

Optical Delusions Courtesy of Albie UC and Josh Harrison

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Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Hawker-Elliot Hammond Combo

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As a sideman, his alter-ego has played countless blues, funk, r&b, country, jazz, rock and folk gigs for over 15 years.

For Kickin' the B at 303, Hawker will bring in his core band, with Felix Elliot busy on the organ/bass. Tracks from Hawker's debut album "South by East" and some organ-friendly classics will be heard!
Influences

Robben Ford, Keb' Mo', BB King, Little Feat, Freddie King, Larry Carlton, Ray Charles, Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo, Ray Beadle and great singer-songwriters of the 70s.

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May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Ogopogo + Koi Kingdom

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Ogopogo's Thursday Residency at Bar 303 on High Street, Northcote (in the front bar)!!!
With legendary supports we shall let the good times begin :O :O

Supports:

10th:
Don't Thank Me, Spank Me!
Two nightingales on a quest to discover their unique sound, which they believe they almost discovered at university. Fiddle, guitar, maybe bass, and of course some velvety vocals.
https://www.facebook.com/dtmsm/

17th:
Sludge Party
The anti-heros of swamp tango, ready to rip hearts out and replace them with musical cigars and shiny, cranky honk fuzz that tastes very fine
https://www.facebook.com/sludgepartyband/

24th:
Koi Kingdom
Koi Kingdom is a band of three who compose freely and creatively without genre restriction. They have a diverse collection of compositions that stretch their musical capabilities. You can expect to hear elements of jazz, 20th century classical, Latin as well as other traces of other musical influences.
https://www.facebook.com/koikingdomband/

Doors 8pm $10 Entry

Ogopogo is a red hot beast, ready to conquer any dance floor in the vicinity with their energetic performance and radical music. Generating a new wave of chaotic mayhem in Melbourne you can expect brain-twisting rhythms, colourful melodies and lustrous harmonies that leave you in a state of complete joy and wonderment. Expect dancing, laughing and all round good times with this eclectic 7-piece. Be ready to stir into the musical cooking pot a combination of disco, surf rock, experimental, jazz and groove. With members from local bands such as: 'TEK TEK Ensemble', 'The Teskey Brothers', 'The Barons of Tang', 'Koi Kingdom' and '8foot felix' one can only imagine what happens when this beast hits the stage! Ogopogo have blown their horns at such festivals as Rainbow Serpent, White Night, Sydney Road Street Festival and many more. With an EP out since 2017 and a brand new 7-inch single set to launch at the end of a very exciting 2018, this is the band to keep your peepers on...

www.facebook.com/ogopogoband

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Jesse McCormack + guests

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Materialising on stage in a vibrant, passionate flourish of purple bohemianism, Tasmanian troubadour Jesse McCormack showcases his signature style of “Swedish-infused acoustic Celtic folk-rock” utilising a small arsenal of eclectic instruments and a voice that's been known to reduce grown men to tears and rowdy pubs to awed silence. He'll present a generous selection of songs from his new album 'Enchanted Forest', a fantasy/history-themed project which evokes imaginings of mythological creatures dancing between the trees, as well as highlights from his debut album 'The Day Before the Fair' and tributes to his musical heroes.

Taking place in the quirky front bar of 303, the launch will feature three talented special guests from the Melbourne folk music scene: Jess Foot (5-string violin), Sam Davies (uilleann pipes), and 'Enchanted Forest' guest musician Claire Patti (harp, vocals).

Tickets at the door: $10pp, or $5pp for a group of 10+

 

www.jesse-mccormack.com

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May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Alphington + Soulini @NotMyScene

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//Eastmint presents: "Not My Scene"//
Band residencies, chill as, Sunday evenings at Bar 303 front bar - artists trying out different things and/or cool bands, community focussed, a place to connect, not commercially focussed. All welcome.

MAY is featuring a double residency from:
♥ Alphington (Alice Apfel Thomas' new eclectic chamber pop group featuring Jules Pascoe, Angus Leslie and Rama Parwata)
♥ Soulini (pronounced SOOL-EE-NEE, Angus Leslie of Sex on Toast's debut shows of eccentric instrumental guitar-lead music featuring Rama Parwata, Jaya Parwata and Novak Manojlovic)

Music starts at 7pm, or close to. Two sets. Entry by donation. x

Will continue each Sunday afterwards until further notice (not long weekends, though). The NSC next door has kindly offered the use of toilets for anyone who cannot access the toilets at 303 due to stairs, etc. We will have earplugs available.

This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Solid Foundation

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You are kindly invited to a reggae sound system session at Bar 303 on Saturday 19th May.

HEAR wicked selection of revival roots and foundation rockers, rub a dub, digital and dubwise from SOLID FOUNDATION full sound system and special guests.

There's a $2 entry going towards supporting families in Tanzania. More info on that soon!

cool drinks at the bar
8pm-1am

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