303 Gig Guide
Nov
12
to Nov 27

303 Gig Guide

Monday 12th November – ‘rock, pop, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/625059261175738

Tuesday 13th November – ‘films‘

Cinecult303: ‘Spider Labyrinth’

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/747793365557815

Wednesday 14th November – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Ben Carr Trio + Shayan

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

Thursday 15th November – ‘pop’

Basement Spaceman + Jemilah

8pm

www.facebook.com/basementspaceman

Friday 16th November – ‘rock’

Y Street + The Hodz + Tender Fields

8pm

www.facebook.com/Y-STREET-1986750654930257

Saturday 17th November – ‘reggae’

Funky Kingston #4 feat: Mista Savona's Jackie Mittoo Review + Rick Howe + Mohair Slim + Jesse I + Stick Mareebo + Cassawarrior

8:30pm, $20

www.facebook.com/FunkyKingstonMelbourne

Sunday 18th November – ‘big band & electronica’

Melba Big Band

2pm, $15/$10

www.facebook.com/events/495780664271987

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Hazy Sundaze

7pm, free entry

www.facebook.com/hazysundaze

Monday 19th November – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

Tuesday 20th November – ‘rock‘

Wink Clark + Nathan Detroit

7:30pm

Wednesday 21st November– ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Edelplastik + The Bird Conference

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

Thursday 22nd November – ‘rock’

Pin + Ozergun + RedWorm

7:30pm, free entry

www.facebook.com/events/323135498451994

Friday 23rd November – ‘groovecult records’

Ivy Streep + Happy Morbid + The Veins + The Limerants

7pm

www.facebook.com/events/277083699599810

Saturday 24th November – ‘electronica’

Homebass feat. Monkey Marc, Safire, Auramechanic & Kodiak Kid

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/262759817773587

Sunday 25th November – ‘jazz, altpop’

Entropy Quartet

7pm

www.facebook.com/EntropyQuartet

Monday 26th November – ‘films’

Monash Uni film screenings

7pm, free

Tuesday 27th November – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

Wednesday 28th November – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Glory B + Outer Blue Suite

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

Thursday 29th November – ‘funk, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’

Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Cookin’ On 3 Burners

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/cookinon3burners

Friday 30th November – ‘album launch’

Bohjass + Slipper

7:30pm

www.facebook.com/events/2484900518201915

Saturday 1st December – ‘rock’

Watercolour + Dandecat + Bitter Sweet + Disgruntled Architect

7:30pm

www.facebook.com/WaterColourBand

Sunday 2nd December - ‘songwriters & album launch’

Darebin Songwriters Guild

3:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/darebinsongwritersguild

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Cosmic Rain

8pm

www.facebook.com/events/529905947433011

Monday 3rd December – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

Tuesday 4th December – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free

www.muk.com.au

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Bohjass + Edelplastik + The Bird Conference
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + Edelplastik + The Bird Conference

 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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Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Ivy Streep + Happy Morbid + The Veins + The Limerants

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Groovecult Records is proud to present a new line of shows aptly named Groovecult Presents! In these gigs we will be showcasing the absolute jamms that our artists have to offer as a way for you, the peeps, to be blessed with the incredible talent and vibes that are so rich within our local community.
We'll be boogin on down to 3 of our own bands, each with fresh new music coming (courtesy of yours truly :) ), and 1 guest spot from the deep, tasty midst of the Melbourne scene!

Aaand to kick things off we've got;

11:00-11:45pm \\ Ivy Streep
With their debut album heavily in the works, these dudes are totally on fire with a sweet blend of Zep-style riffs and Strokes-tier catchiness

10:00-10:45pm \\ happy morbid
Our guests for the night, this duo makes noise louder than most 4 piece out there with some huuge heavy tones and playful vibe

9:00-9:45pm \\ The Veins
Fresh, new, and with their debut EP dropping oh so soon (before this gig even), you will have never heard a guitar sound so large, coupled with some hard-hitting and dreamy stoner rock goodness

8:00-8:45pm \\ The Limerants
Fast paced, catchy and downright groovy, this 5 piece powerhouse is set to have ya wiggling, be it to their party of a performance or the several singles that are on the way verrry soon

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Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Homebass feat. Monkey Marc, Safire, Auramechanic & Kodiak Kid

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Homebass #9 is here with a Melbourne Music Week special!

TIX AVAILABLE NOW (LINK ABOVE)
🚨🚨 Only 90 tickets left - will sell out, so grab one now if you don't want to miss out 🚨🚨

Monkey Marc (DJ set)
Safire
Auramechanic
KODIAK KID

Amidst the low rumbles and exploratory sounds spilling forth and echoing out from all around our city, dance floors, theatres and concert halls come alive to the overload of cultural offerings that is Melbourne Music Week ... and to celebrate, the HomeBass crew are serving up their own slice of the sonic cake.

This month, Auramechanic takes up curator duties and the result is an epic lineup that pays homage and glances back down the paths of inspiration we’ve taken so far, while also providing an illuminating scope and insight into the future endeavours of two of this country's finest producers, beat-makers, performers and all-round good guys: Safire and Monkey Marc!!

🔊🔊 Safire 🔊🔊
If you’ve spent even a minute on a drum & bass dancefloor in Australia, you would no doubt be familiar with the work of local bass hurdler Safire. Although having said that, he has been scarce on the local scene as 2018 has seen the majority of his time spent in the continuous pursuit of international mega-stardom, burning up both the club and festival scenes across Europe. It's been with privilege and pride that we’ve watched our friend move from strength to strength and earn himself a place on the world’s stage next to the best in the game. Prepare yourself for a good old fashion throw-down as we welcome our brother home.

🔥🔥 Monkey Marc 🔥🔥
Lurking behind the monstrous sound of his classic Akai MPC is from where Monkey Marc prefers to take command of the stage, flooding dancefloors with layers of warm thick analogue baselines and dubbed out rhythms. His signature production style and definitive flavour is unmatched and has long been a favourite of dancefloors across Australia and the world. Having built such a successful career as a renowned super producer and currently releasing with legendary Jamaican deejay Ninjaman, it's a rare opportunity that we get the chance to see him perform the role of DJ. Prepare yourself for a journey thru the crates of his inspiration and influences as Monkey gives you rare insight into the music that has helped shape this legend.

Support sets courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood HomeBass residents Auramechanic and KODIAK KID.

This one is not only just for the head, it’s for the heart and soul of it all as well.

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Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Entropy Quartet + Paul Carter's Playground

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Entropy Quartet will be playing their inaugural 303 gig with support from Paul Carter's: Playground - come and help them celebrate.

7pm, donation entry

Entropy - a quartet who, along with their explorative and grooving original material, like to mess with rock pop and electronica. The band comprises Sally Rochlin on saxophone, Ben Delves on guitar, Ben Tansey on bass and Kein Jenkin on drums.

Supported by:

Paul Carter’s project, “Playground” was inspired by a desire to play some old favourite and slightly obscure American and Australian jazz standards in the only way he knows how: soulfully, joyfully and playfully. “Playground” will be in Quartet format this evening featuring Adam Thwaites on guitar, Ben Christensen on double bass and Aaron McCoullough on drums.

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Smiling Politely comedy
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Smiling Politely comedy

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

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

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

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

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

10 bucks!

Open mic after

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

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

Smiling Politely is a monthly comedy room at 303. It's a mixture of experienced comics and opec mic.

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Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + Glory B + Outer Blue Suite

 

Donation entry.

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


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


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

www.facebook.com/bohjass

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Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass 10th Album Launch

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

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

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

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

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Bitter Sweet + Watercolour + The Kujo Kings + Disgruntled Architect

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

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

Tickets $5 on the door! #cheapaschips

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

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

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

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

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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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Klub M.U.K
Dec
4
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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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Housemate Of Mine + Tumble Turn + Dyllon Mackie

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

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Woods EP Launch

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

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Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Seb Szabo + Georgia Knight + Bear Blue

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

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

Tickets: $10/door

Doors: 7.30pm

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The Po Boys - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Po Boys - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night

Doors at 8.00pm - Performance time: 9.00pm - 11.00pm

Entry - $10

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

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

with their highly acclaimed rhythmn sections and surprise guest musicians.

 

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

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Nov
19
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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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

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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Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Funky Kingston #4 (feat. Mista Savona's Jackie Mittoo Review)

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Get ready to ROCKSTEADY, do the SKA, and skank to the sounds of REGGAE from yesteryear, at Australia's premier vintage Jamaican music night.

For the 4th instalment of Funky Kingston, we will have 2018 ARIA nominee MISTA SAVONA coming fresh off his "Havana Meets Kingston" world tour with his incredible JACKIE MITTOO REVIEW! Plus resident DJs Mohair Slim, Jesse I, and Rick Howe playing nothing but classic Jamaican 45s, guest selection from Cassawarrior, and host Stick Mareebo keeping the vibes alive on the mic.

Funky Kingston #4 takes place on Saturday 17th November at Bar 303 (303 High St, Northcote). 9pm-3am. $20.

NOTE: DUE TO DEMAND THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/funky-kingston-tickets-52039945879?aff=efbeventtix

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Y Street + The Hodz + Tender Fields

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Big K Entertainment is pleased to bring together 3 bands that will rock you, seduce you and take to a little place that just feels good....

Y STREET

Y STREET have been quietly making their unique brand of music together for 12 months. Thier style seemlesly shifts between brit pop, indi rock to punk influence. The Y STREET boys are refreshing and authentic and do thier ting really well!!

THE HODZ

THE HODZ are new to the Melbourne music scene - having spent the last year locked away in rehersals this will be thier first gig togther..... You wont be let down!!!

TENDER FIELDS

TENDER FIELDS is a 5 piece band that have play rock Blues and cant resit a little reggae. Beautiful accomplished musicians write and perform songs that entertain and move us – we wouldn’t want it any other way

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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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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

MHFS & CineCult303 present 'Spider Labyrinth' (1988)

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Melbourne Horror Film Society Presents in collaboration with Cinecult303:

THE SPIDER LABYRINTH (1988)
Directed by Gianfranco Giagni.

This November MHFS and Cinecult303 will spin a web together for our combined patrons to tantilise and enthrall you with this Italian Giallo/Supernatural Horror, with a sprinkle of Lovecraft. Guest programmer, MHFS's David, takes over the CineCult303 and wreaks havoc upon your eyes...

Alan Whitmore, a young American researcher, goes to Budapest to visit Professor Roth, with whom he collaborated on a secret project called "Intextus". Arrived in the Hungarian capital, Alan finds Roth whom, in panic, hands him a black book which he says should include information of the utmost importance.

This is a lesser known Lovecraftian Film, possibly because it has no connection to Lovecraft except in feel, mood and a protagonist feeling out of place. The story and look is almost an homage to other Italian Horror films and directors. The special effects are fantastic and the use of stop motion is amazing, it is very reminiscent of Carpenter's 'The Thing'. The pace is slow and as the story unravels and the mystery heightens, the mood darkens and the 3rd act is a lot of horrific fun.
Myself (David) and Ben watched this film together, neither of us had seen it and we both were thoroughly entertained, lost for words and decided as the credits rolled that we needed to get this film out there. We both decided that the time had come for us to do a cross-over, and this - something too weird for MHFS - was right up Cinecult303’s alley!

Come join us at MHFS’s old stomping ground for a night of fun, laughs, gasps and weirdness to boot.

I hope you can join us for a night of Italian Madness, straight from an old VHS.

As always, CineCult303 asks for a gold coin donation for entry.

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Nov
12
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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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.

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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)

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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
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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