303 Gig Guide
Mar
24
to Apr 11

303 Gig Guide

Sunday 24th March – ‘rock, punk’

Whitehorse + Lai + Too Birds

7pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/getonthehorse

www.facebook.com/events/2443372989009189

Monday 25th March – ‘jazz, rock’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free

www.facebook.com/melbpolymusic

Tuesday 26th March – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

Wednesday 27th March – ‘jazz’

Fabric + Sam Price/Rob Vincs duo

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/986059324916020

Thursday 28th March – ‘soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’

Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Putbacks

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/theputbacks

Friday 29th March – ‘rock’

Mr Sophistication + Tender Buttons + Roles

7:30pm, $8

www.facebook.com/mr.sophistication0911

Saturday 30th March – ‘rock’

HEXFEST: Umbilical Tentacle + Carly Fern + Deader + Shallow + Carcinoid + BOG + Carcinoid + Military Position + Hexreign + Expurgatory

3:03pm doors, $15/$10

www.facebook.com/events/354234315306223

Sunday 31st March – ‘rock’

Vicuna Coat + CaseyBebenek + Two Quirks

2:45pm doors

www.facebook.com/events/293178438046248

+

Pinko Collective

7pm

www.facebook.com/events/2128912157398811

Monday 1st April – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

Tuesday 2nd April – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free

www.muk.com.au

Wednesday 3rd April – ‘jazz’

Entropy Quartet +

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/EntropyQuartet

Thursday 4th April – ‘soul jazz, blues’

Kickin the B at 303’

Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Hawker Heights Hammond Combo

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/events/2431376520208447

Friday 5th April– ‘rock’

The One Twos + The Ramshackle Army + Social Haunts + Ravines

8pm, $7/$10

www.facebook.com/events/1139412362895388

Saturday 6th April – ‘future soul pop’

Endrey + Laura Ingram

8pm

www.facebook.com/endreymusic

Sunday 7th April – ‘songwriter, rock’

Darebin Songwriters Guild

3:30pm, free

+

William Elm + Xani + Justin Ashworth

8pm, $12/$15

www.facebook.com/events/1271078499712808

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Mar
25
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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Smiling Politely comedy
Mar
26
to Mar 27

Smiling Politely comedy

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Melbourne's favourite monthly room held together with duct tape and cable ties is back for another year! And what a lineup to ring in the new one:

Aurélia St Clair
Urvi Majumdar
Sequana Mallinson
Peter Jones
Blake Freeman
Lucy Sassafras

+ MC Ty Corless

With a second bracket full of open mic comedy!

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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Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Fabric & friends

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Fabric and a host of friends take over 303 Wednesdays in March..
featuring:


6th
Flora Carbo trio
Flora Carbo
Isaac Gunoo
Maddison Carter

Shaun Rammers' Open Home
Shaun Rammers
Flora Carbo
Harriett Allcroft
Adam Halliwell
Isaac Gunoo
James mcLean


13th
James McLean solo

Shaun Rammers' Open Home
Shaun Rammers
Flora Carbo
Harriett Allcroft
Adam Halliwell
Isaac Gunoo
James mcLean


20th
Spartacus Collective
Ronny Ferella Gideon Brazil, Shaun Rammers, Adam Simmons

Fabric
Shaun Rammers
Michael Meagher
Ronny Ferella

27th
Sam Price/Rob Vincs duo
Fabric

www.facebook.com/Small-Space-Music

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Mar
28
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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Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Pinko Collective

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First Pinko gig for 2019
is at the fabulous Bar 303.
Sunday 31 March at 7pm.

Conveniently located next door to Lambs for a pre, post or during souva or spana.
Bring your lovers and others, the song you never got to perform, the song that makes you feel like Freddie Mercury and the song you keep in your back pocket to get everyone dancing.
See you there.

www.facebook.com/pinkocollective

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Apr
1
to Apr 2

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
Apr
2
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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Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

Entropy Quartet + Lijuka + Monty Shneir Ensemble

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Entropy Quartet:



Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes. The ensemble perform mostly original material but their sets are also peppered with creative interpretations of well known pop music, from the likes of The Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork, Solange and others. The band draws influence from a broad spectrum of musical sources, ranging from Jazz, to classical,

to electronic music. They released their first full-length studio release S>0 at the end of 2017, when it was launched at Uptown Jazz Cafe. Entropy Quartet have been played on radio programs across the country, and performed live on PBS' Impressions program. The ensemble regularly play at various venues around Melbourne, and are currently working toward their second studio release in 2019.

Sally Rochlin - Sax

Ben Delves - Guitar

Ben Tansey - Bass

Kein Jenkin - Drums

7:30pm start, donation entry

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Lijuka:

Lijuka are a Melbourne based trio whose unique sound swings from ambient drone based musings to jazz-infused grooves. This saxophone/drums/guitar combo draws on acoustic and electronic elements, such as live-looping and real-time sound manipulation, to create a rich aural landscape. Heavily influenced by their studies in contemporary jazz, improvisation, ambient music, soundscapes and intercultural disciplines, their music aims to conjure vivid imagery in the mind of the listener. In December 2017, Lijuka were awarded the inaugural Recording Prize for their debut set at The JazzLab as part of the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival. 2018 saw the trio begin collaboration with visual artists culminating in a successful performance of their original audio-visual show Macro/microcosm as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Lijuka closed the year with the release of their debut single ‘Registaan’.




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Monty Shneir Ensemble


Drawing from a diverse range of musical influences, Monty’s music focuses on melodic drama and an adventurous improvisational approach.

Rob Simone - Alto Sax
Hector Harley - Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet
Ollie Rolfe - Piano
Ollie Cox - Drums

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Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

Hawker Heights Hammond Combo - Kickin' the B at 303

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Hawker Heights was born from singer songwriter and guitarist Neil Boland’s need to play the blues from a different angle to those in the rest of the scene.

With influences like Robben Ford, Keb Mo, Little Feat and the like, his debut album (under the former stage name of Neil Hawker) “South by East” combines elements from Chicago and Texas blues along with jazz, country and the songwriters of the 70s.

Reining in bandmates from Melbourne jazz funk group Pickpocket and other jazz and soul musicians, the Hawker Heights family comes in many formats: The Hawker Heights Six, Hawker Heights and the Hurricane Horns and more.

For Kickin’ the B at 303, the Hawker Heights Hammond Combo pulls it back to a lineup of three, free to dig in and get greasy on Neil’s original tunes as well as classics by Jimmie Vaughan, Hank Crawford, James Hunter, Jon Cleary, Professor Longhair, Kirk Fletcher and T-Bone Walker (and more!).

The Hawker Heights Hammond Combo are:

Felix Elliot: Hammond Organ
Neil Boland: Vocals and Guitar
Remi de Pree: Drums

Bar 303 Northcote | Doors at 8pm, music from 9pm | $10 on the door

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Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

The One Twos + The Ramshackle Army + Social Haunts + Ravines

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"No Ticker" is the debut single for the relatively new band of journeymen musicians known as The One Twos. The accompanying video, produced by Mark Bakaitis, is provocative, but when teamed with the audio, is undeniably an anti-racist protest song. Committed to 2 inch tape by Luke Yeoward at Half Way Records, this is a no-nonsense, no frills chunk of punk; a two minute and forty one second, intense volley of anger and frustration directed at those who would dare to "re-claim" our country. As Mik Weird snarls in the lyric: "what have you got to reclaim? It was never yours in the f**king first place!" No Ticker comes from the band's debut long player, "Keep Punching", which be released towards that latter part of 2019.

The Ramshackle Army
The Ramshackle Army draws on a vast array of influences, including the punk they grew up on, the Celtic traditions of their family history and Australian colonial heritage. They combine an energetic live show with the simple premise that by having fun themselves, the crowd will come along for the ride. Playing all over Australia and the US, the band have supported many well know groups, including The Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner and The Damned. Check out their video "Foreign Soil" at https://youtu.be/tn3Uw0rbmVM (where they also worked with Mark Bakaitis).

Social Haunts
Rocking and melodic at the same time, Social Haunts songs discuss issues such as homelessness and the Church's cover up of child sexual abuse. Currently single "Stay Alive With Me" is available via the usual digital platforms, while the band is in the process of recording its first full length release. Their influences include The Menzingers, Against Me!, Flatliners and Propagandhi.

Ravines
Ravines is former Go-Set and Luke Yeoward and the Half Way guitar slinger, Ben Fraser. From The Clash, to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty to The Replacements, Ravines loves a good cover song. He may even sneak in a few of his own tunes for good measure!

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Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Endrey + Laura Ingram

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Come see the new Endrey band on tour!

It's upbeat, soulful pop. And it's the most excited I've ever been about any project.

There'll be a door charge but don't worry, it's nothing beyond our fuel and a reasonable lunch. Maybe dumplings. Recommendations welcome.

Laura Ingram will also play..

Bursting with soul, pipes of top shelf power, deeply considered songwriting and a tight band: I'm pretty thrilled we'll be sharing the stage for this one.

I had some singing lessons with Laura before recording my first album and it's fair to say that the apprentice has now become the: remains the apprentice. You'll be delighted.

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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Apr
7
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

Not even a Melbourne Autumn can stand in the way of the Darebin Songwriters' Guild. Come and check out the awesome lineup for our next performance session:
Angel Cake Pro
Nathan Chapman
Ann Poore
Gary Hayes
Nina Rose
Phil Hudson
Cate Taylor
Christina Green
Lou Purcell

*Guests listed in no particular order, the running order is decided on the day

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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Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

William Elm + Xani + Justin Ashworth

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Join us at Bar 303 for a night of transcendence, instrumental mastery, and sonic journeys with William Elm, XANI, & Justin Ashworth: Sound Artist.

Sunday April 7
8pm
full $15 conc. $12
303 High St, Northcote

William Elm - synthesisers/glockenspiel/music box
Multi-instrumentalist and avant-composer. Drawing on his experiences as a queer, autistic, Aboriginal person, William manages to create worlds of idiosyncratic experimental Australian minimalism.
https://williamelm.bandcamp.com/

XANI - violin/looping
Xani is a violin mastermind. She uses improvisation, live looping and effects to create unique music of both the art-pop and instrumental variety. Xani is also part of The Twoks, Melbourne Amplified Strings, and Artistic Director of female instrumentalist collective SPIRE.
https://xani.bandcamp.com

Justin Ashworth: Sound Artist - modular synthesisers
Sound artist/composer. Exploring temporal, durational, and minimalist concepts; drone and ambient music; immersive environments; generative composition. Solo works for modular synthesiser, electronics, and processed field recordings.
https://justinashworth.bandcamp.com

Bar 303 features an angled floor http://303.net.au

We acknowledge that this event takes place on Wurundjeri Kulin Nation land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging, and to the Wurundjeri people. Sovereignty never ceded.

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Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Entropy Quartet + MOTIV



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Entropy Quartet:



Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes. The ensemble perform mostly original material but their sets are also peppered with creative interpretations of well known pop music, from the likes of The Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork, Solange and others. The band draws influence from a broad spectrum of musical sources, ranging from Jazz, to classical,

to electronic music. They released their first full-length studio release S>0 at the end of 2017, when it was launched at Uptown Jazz Cafe. Entropy Quartet have been played on radio programs across the country, and performed live on PBS' Impressions program. The ensemble regularly play at various venues around Melbourne, and are currently working toward their second studio release in 2019.

Sally Rochlin - Sax

Ben Delves - Guitar

Ben Tansey - Bass

Kein Jenkin - Drums



MOTIV:

MOTIV is Cas Lee (Spoken Word), Ben Delves (Guitar), Monty Shnier (Bass), and Ollie Cox (Drums). MOTIV brings free improvisation to Cas Lee's original slam poetry, rendering emotions in spoken word and music.

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Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Montgomery Brothers

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Warrigo Tyrrell (Aboriginal/Maori), Maru Elias Nitor-Zammataro (Chilean/Sicilian) and Ryo Montgomery (Japanese/Scottish) share a diverse music vocabulary. Barely in their 20s, they have souls the same age as your grandparents, and as a rapturous and fiercely talented three piece, they generate moments of Latin-jazz, blues, soul and rock’n’roll.

www.facebook.com/themontgomerybrothers

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Apr
12
8:30 PM20:30

The Colby’s ‘SKIN’ EP launch

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Come and party with 'The Colby's' to celebrate the release of their new EP 'Skin'.

The Colby's have released their debut EP 'Skin', and they want you there to celebrate! Their single off the EP 'Telephone' has already had some success, charting at #6 on the Rock charts and #9 on the Pop charts on 'Triple J Unearthed'. If your into getting funky and having fun, what a perfect night this is for you.

To celebrate the release of our new EP ‘SKIN’, we’re getting funky with some great friends of ours at Bar 303!

Doors open: 8:30
Tickets: $8 +booking fees available via moshtix
Special guests: TBA

www.facebook.com/events/635016133624724

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Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Entropy Quartet + Bird Conference

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Entropy Quartet:



Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes. The ensemble perform mostly original material but their sets are also peppered with creative interpretations of well known pop music, from the likes of The Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork, Solange and others. The band draws influence from a broad spectrum of musical sources, ranging from Jazz, to classical,

to electronic music. They released their first full-length studio release S>0 at the end of 2017, when it was launched at Uptown Jazz Cafe. Entropy Quartet have been played on radio programs across the country, and performed live on PBS' Impressions program. The ensemble regularly play at various venues around Melbourne, and are currently working toward their second studio release in 2019.



Sally Rochlin - Sax

Ben Delves - Guitar

Ben Tansey - Bass

Kein Jenkin - Drums



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Bird Conference:



The Bird Conference are comprised of five good friends exploring the rhythmic, harmonic and improvisational depths of jazz with humour, warmth and soul. The group’s compositions cover a wide spectrum of the jazz tradition ranging from highly structured pieces in the vein of weather report, to hard swinging numbers reminiscent of Art Blakey’s jazz messengers, to open sound and rhythm explorations. The Bird Conference will be releasing their debut EP recorded at Pughouse Studios later in 2019, and the ensemble currently hold a monthly residency at The Moldy Fig in Brunswick.



David Gooey - Guitar, Vocals
Ben Christensen - Bass, Vocal
Kein Jenkin - Drums
Ainsley Finn - Piano
Richard Butler - Tenor Sax

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Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Trautoniks: Trautonium / Vibraphone / Synthesizers

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Electronic music collective Clan Analogue is proud to present German musician Peter Pichler on his first Australian tour, playing the unique Trautonium live for the first time outside of Europe for Trautoniks. Peter will be collaborating with Rae Howell(Sunwrae Ensemble) and Nick Wilson (Random Acts of Elevator Music) in a one-off improvisational performance and unique combination of musicians and technology.

Peter Pichler is the only touring artist performing live today on the Trautonium, one of the rarest electronic instruments in the world. Invented in Berlin in 1929, the Trautonium is often considered the forerunner of the synthesizer, famously used in the soundtrack of Hitchcock’s film The Birds. Peter’s visit to Melbourne from Germany will be the first opportunity for local audiences to hear this instrument in concert as it has until now never been heard live outside of Europe.

Minimalist composer and performer Rae Howell (Sunwrae) has recently returned to Australia after living in London for the last six years. Her set at Trautoniks will be her first performance in Melbourne for four years, utilising her hypnotic arpeggiated vibraphone techniques in a unique sonic live soundscape. Melbourne electronic music artist Nick Wilson (Random Acts of Elevator Music) will complete a one-off trio lineup of Trautonium, vibraphone and electronics.

Trautoniks will also feature sets from some of Melbourne’s greatest live synthesizer performers, utilising technologies old and new. Ehsan Gelsi (Oolluu) is one of Melbourne’s most accomplished modular synth performers, joining with fellow synth virtuoso Steve Williams who will bring his rare collection of early 1970s EMS synthesizers.

Michael Mildren has recently released his acclaimed collection of Process albums through Clan Analogue, exploring facets of electronic music performance developed through his intensive study of Kraftwerk.

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sky Eater + Erik Parker

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After a couple of months touring on the East coast and NZ Byron Bay's trip-hop dub diva is heading south with TKBassDread for a multi-instruMENTAL mermaid mashup in Melbourne over Easter. You can find us at Bar 303 in Northcote for a selection of jazz and soul infused trip hop, dub, dancehall and Jungle ridders alongside local legend Erik Parker........

Erik Parker is a Melbourne based singer-songwriter for whom 2018 brought a flurry of online releases, including a solo live-looping EP, and a series of singles featuring an assortment of session musicians. Current releases range from conventional live band arrangements, to live-looping, to experimental, sample-based music.

The ever-evolving sound is based in blues, soul, and rock, and has recently been flavoured with heavy gospel and dub influences, all tied together with live-looping, beat box, guitar, vocals and harmonica.

7pm, $10

www.facebook.com/skyeaters

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Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Entropy Quartet + Koi Kingdom + Coalescence Quartet

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Entropy Quartet:



Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes. The ensemble perform mostly original material but their sets are also peppered with creative interpretations of well known pop music, from the likes of The Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork, Solange and others. The band draws influence from a broad spectrum of musical sources, ranging from Jazz, to classical,

to electronic music. They released their first full-length studio release S>0 at the end of 2017, when it was launched at Uptown Jazz Cafe. Entropy Quartet have been played on radio programs across the country, and performed live on PBS' Impressions program. The ensemble regularly play at various venues around Melbourne, and are currently working toward their second studio release in 2019.



Sally Rochlin - Sax

Ben Delves - Guitar

Ben Tansey - Bass

Kein Jenkin - Drums

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Koi Kingdom:

Melbourne based trio Koi Kingdom launch their debut album. Koi Kingdom is made up of Marcos Villalta (guitar) Cheryl Durongpisitkul (sax) and Stephen Hornby (double bass). With jazz as a starting point the band was formed in 2016 on a shared love of composing and performing original music as well as a mutual respect for each other’s craft. Koi Kingdom is a place where all three members can freely express themselves, composing music for each other and working together to make highly personal, collective music. Their diverse music encompasses many influences from jazz and classical music to folk music of Brazil and India. Koi Kingdoms distinctive sound is characterised by detailed composition, instrumental virtuosity and fearless exploration.




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Coalescence Quartet:

Coalescence Quartet aim to bring a postmodern energy and an emotional power to improvised music that channels the uncertainty of our times and our proximity to the apocalypse. Their repertoire moves from tempestuous interpretations of jazz ballads to free improvisation to unique contemporary compositions.


7:30pm start, donation entry

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Apr
25
to Apr 26

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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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

SLOMO. 'Then I Said' - Cassingle Launch

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Straight outa Preston, your favourite instrumental grunge mates SLOMO will be launching their debut single 'Then I Said. Upon entry, everyone will receive a cassette with a download option.

You can listen to the track here

https://open.spotify.com/track/0bukEPPqkyYAe3S50XgqaZ?si=p-SyQQ15Qt-C7N_IEub1tQ

Supporting on the night will be the super dooper talented Winternationale and Tina Growls

7pm doors, $5 entry

We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People.
We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

SLOMO xxx

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Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Homebass feat. Alpha Channel Ep launch + Eastward Single Launch

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We are stoked to be hosting Alpha Channel for the launch of their brand new EP "Serendipitous Journeys"

After a lengthy hiatus Alpha Channel are back
with a brand new E.P “Serendipitous Journeys”.
Their first album “Exotic tales” went on a journey
around the world, exploring a plethora of diverse
influences and genres including: downbeat
electronica, ethnic trip hop, breaks and loungey
beats.
“Serendipitous Journeys” picks up where “Exotic
Tales” left off; weaving an intricate tapestry of
sampled and live instrumentation.

Also will be celebrating the new single by Eastward - "Surprise 79" - On the 1st of March 2019, Eastward will release "Surprise 79". More soaring psychedelic synths, fat bass and trip-hop beats from the Melbourne underground. Written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed by Eastward @ Mini 700; "Surprise 79" will be Eastward's 3rd release.

Supported by Bevin Campbell (Blendcorp/PBSFM)
& TarNay

$10 on the door!

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May
1
8:00 PM20:00

Julien Wilson Quartet + guests

Harry Tinney String Trio @ 8:30

Julien Wilson Quartet (feat: Sam Anning) @ 9:30

Free entry but donations always most welcome and gratefully accepted:

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

7:30pm, donation entry

http://julienwilson.com/

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic

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May
4
4:00 PM16:00

BABY NA YOKA

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BABY NA YOKA Night FT West Africa Artists with DJS

BABY NA YOKA Night FT West Africa artists this is something new for the BABY NA YOKA ladys in the house come and join the night dance party this is going to be a good time in Melbourne with ur DJS and west Africa artists live performance on the night door open 8pm to late Door fee $20

Then day time we are having - BABY NA YOKA Afro dance classes Time: 4pm to 5:30pm don,t miss out Afrobeat come and join the dance party. all u pay for the Classes is $15

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Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Blue Howl Single Launch

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Blue Howl finish off their 'Smile When You're Sad' single launch tour with a special show at 303.

Guests TBA soon.

Tickets $10+bf.

We're proud to be partnering with Humanitix to help raise funds for literacy programs for young girls around the world. Your online booking fee will be directed to this program which you can read more about here - https://www.humanitix.com/our-projects/room-to-read

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Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Purim Fundraiser Party: Bulgar & The Odessians + ELF Tranzporter + DJ Hamantash

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Resisting Tyranny since 355 bce!!

🎭 Still here. Still resisting. Join us to celebrate in your best fancy dress and enjoy a night of eclectic sounds and performance. 🎭

And all for a good cause!

Proceeds raised will go to Dalia Association-مؤسسة دالية المجتمعية and Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS), to help us grow an active progressive movement within the Jewish community.

Dalia is a Palestinian organisation based in Bethlehem who advocate for and promote justice and Palestinian autonomy.
http://www.dalia.ps/

🥁🎻MUSIC🎺🎸

🥁 Bulgar & The Odessians- Klezmatic, Balkan songs and sounds.

🥁 ELF Tranzporter- Hip Hop... heart-core lyricism, cipherical beatbox & improv rituals from interspace
http://elftranzporter.com/

🥁 DJ Hamantash- spinning rebellious Jewish songs.

Everyone welcome!

$10/ $15 entry (No one turned away for lack of funds)

This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We recognise that their sovereignty has never been ceded, and that we benefit from the ongoing colonisation of this land. Therefore it is our responsibility to actively participate in decolonisation.

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Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Melbourne Ukelele Festival

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MUF gets back to it's roots at Bar 303 for an evening of awesome ukulele artists! MUF 1st timers, the totally adorable Grubby Urchins, will astound you with brilliant arrangements on banjo uke and tenor plus great vocals on trad and modern tunes. Cousin Alice returns after a five year absence with the great talents of Sam Lemann (guitar/uke) and James Clarke (double bass) to accompany her smoky jazz stylin'. Ukulele Queen of the Bellarine, Sarah Carroll, rocks the house with her beautiful original songs and The Emerald Ruby, another first timer, will entrance the audience with looped constructions on uke, flute and vocals!

Tickets on the door only, so be early!

6:00 Doors
6:30-7:00 The Emerald Ruby
7:15-7:45 Sarah Carroll
8:00-8:40 Cousin Alice Trio (with Sam Lemann and James Clarke)
8:55-9:40 The Grubby Urchins

The Grubby Urchins
On the nebulous intersection of trad jazz, sea shanty and good ol’ fashioned progressive folk sit The Grubby Urchins, a duo of happy-go-lucky young Melburnians with dirty feet, useless degrees and a penchant for the eclectically bizarre.

Armed with heady harmonies and intrepid instrumentals the Urchins wage their reckless stylistic war on songs old and new, leaving audiences grinning in politeness and confusion and wondering where the youth of today went wrong.

Having blazed trails, run workshops, and led sessions at venues from Mildura to Montréal, the Urchins are back on the road in 2019 keeping folks lively with their unique brand of dynamic double banjo and lusciously provocative ukulele.
http://www.grubbyurchins.com/


Cousin Alice Trio (with Sam Lemann and James Clark)
“Think Tom Waites meets Peggy Lee & Marianne Faithful” - Jools Holland
Cousin Alice’s unique singing and playing is gritty, heartfelt and sweet, delivered with humour and a captivating personality. She seduces audiences with her smokey voice and antique banjo-ukelele playing, backed by the finest International Jazz and Blues Musicians. Holding the crowd in the palm of her hand, be it a large music venue or intimate cabaret club, Cousin Alice is a magnetic performer.

A talented singer/songwriter, she performs a collection of jazz standards, pop, nostalgia, blues and her own original work, including “Kukerichoo” , a number one hit in South Korea. Based in London but raised in New Zealand, of Barbadian/Welsh/English/Sephardi parentage, she draws on a rich infusion of Maori, Polynesian, Carribean and Calypso culture.

Live performances have been embraced around the world in Australia, Canada, Caribbean, UK, Europe, Mexico, USA and Ireland. Her residencies include the famous Café de Paris, Brasserie Zedel, Boisdale’s of Canary Wharf and Belgravia, and The National Theatre Foyer Stage on London’s South Bank.
https://youtu.be/Ce_27mZvDMQ


Sarah Carroll
“Some of us come leaping into this world with a sparkly set of pipes ready to conquer the ears of the masses. Sarah’s tone, timbre and delivery sit squarely at the other end of the spectrum: honed by a life of keen listening, while supporting or collaborating with other singers and musicians, Sarah’s voice has matured into the kind of ripe fruit that artists dream of possessing - considered, compassionate, wise, strong and female, moving.” Jackie Marshall, The Travelling Songwriter’s Almanac, April 2018

Sarah Carroll has performed at most of Australia’s high-profile festivals over a 25 year career, and is noted for her work with GIT, The Junes and The Cartridge Family. She launched her epic progressive country album Star Parade, out on Sugarrush Music, with a national tour in 2017 and a trip to the USA, where she appeared at Americanafest as part of the Australian contingent.

Sarah has enjoyed supporting high-profile artists at home such as Kinky Friedman (USA), Mic Conway, Old Man Luedecke (Canada), Eddi Reader (Scotland), Renee Geyer, Tim Rogers, Monique Brumby and one of Australia's finest songmen, Neil Murray. In the USA, she works with the likes of Anne McCue, Tommy Womack and Bill Kirchen.
https://sarahcarroll.bandcamp.com/album/star-parade


The Emerald Ruby (Syd.)
Sometimes classical musicians are led astray by the lilting sounds of folk music. This is what happened to Australian Flautist Jennifer Hankin, leading her to the sound of The Emerald Ruby. She was first introduced to folk music through her experiences with the Folk bands Vanishing Shapes and the Button Collective. Their influence on her song writing has led her to long form looping with Ukulele, Flutes and Voice, creating a gentle glittery whimsy.
http://theemeraldruby.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/theemeraldruby

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Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

Funky Kingston

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Get ready to rock steady, do the ska, and skank to the sounds of reggae from yesteryear, at Australia's premier vintage Jamaican music night.

For the final installment of Funky Kingston at Bar 303 (stay tuned for details of upcoming movements), residents Mohair Slim, Rick Howe and Stick Mareebo will be joined by local 7-piece reggae and ska band Shanty Town, plus veteran reggae selector Ras Crucial of Chant Down Sound, and the always deadly Troublemekka.

Funky Kingston #8 takes place on Saturday 16th March at Bar 303 (303 High St, Northcote). $15 at the door. 9pm-3am.

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Mar
16
12:30 PM12:30

Melbourne Ukelele Festival workshops & open uke

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Klub MUF (like Klub MUK) is an Open Uke stage at Bar 303 (303 High Street Northcote) where all ukers are welcome to get up and do a few songs. The enigmatic Terry McNiff is the master of ceremonies.
There will also be several featured guests such as Rose Turtle Ertler (Sunday 2pm) who will lead a play-along/workshop in how to play You Are My Sunshine backwards and simultaneously in different keys!
Also, Chicks With Picks Melbourne will lead a play-along/workshop (Sat. 2pm) of two of their songs that the audience is then invited to perform with them immediately afterwards on the stage at the front of the Northcote Uniting Church (Sat 2:45pm).
Also appearing as featured guests are the awesome Awkward Strangers; Sat 16th at 1pm

Two arvos of uke workshops by awesome ukers as part of MUF'19.
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Saturday March 16
12:30-1:30 - Helen Begley, Chicks With Picks – Basics for Beginners
2:00-3:00 - Bernard de la Coeur – Song Writing
3:30-4:30 - Cameron Murray – Formby and Beyond

Sunday March 17
12:30-1:30 - Brendan Canty, Duplicity – Intro to Jazz Ukulele
2:00-3:00 - Chrissy - Intermediate Strumming Techniques
3:30-4:30 - Dafka: David Krycer - The Bo Diddley Beat

Details:

Helen Begley, Chicks With Picks – Basics for Beginners
Helen will get you playing some brilliant songs in next to no time. Learn some basic strums, campanella style melody playing that any beginner can do, and a check in with your chords, put it all together and you'll be singing and playing with the Chicks with Picks on stage later in the afternoon!

www.chickswithpicksmelbourne.com
http://chickswithpicksmelbourne.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/chickswithpicksmelbourne/
http://www.helenbegley.com/


Bernard de la Couer – Song Writing
So you'd like to try songwriting, that will be great!
Commanding the crowd, fame and fortune await-
You pick up your pencil to pour our your heart,
But now there's a problem, just how do you start?
To get the ball rolling, you've all been invited
To learn what to write about and how to write it
The tricks for beginners from Bernard, your coach,
So come down and try out The Brass Traps Approach!

Please bring a pen and paper (though we'll have some spares)


Cameron Murray – Formby and Beyond
A regular on the Aussie uke scene, Cameron Murray is a George Formby-like strummer who enjoys performing original songs, as well as classics from the 1920s and ’30s. Endorsed by Romero Creations Ukuleles, he’s also an enthusiastic teacher and the publisher of international ukulele magazine KAMUKE. Cameron will present a wide-ranging workshop that features something for all skill levels, including versatile Formby-esque strums and simple picking patterns that can be incorporated into almost any song.


Brendan Canty, Duplicity – Intro to Jazz Ukulele (Intermediate)
Have you always wanted to try Jazz, but thought it was too hard? We'll show you how to add some "jazz" to basic chord progressions with simple chord substitutions. We'll also go through some simple Jazz progressions that are found in many popular Jazz standards. You need to have a good knowledge of basic chords to get the most out of this workshop.


Chrissy - Intermediate Strumming Techniques
This workshop can be increased or decreased in complexity depending on the skill level of participants. This workshop takes participants from simple down-up strumming patterns to percussive strumming patterns, syncopated patterns, and patterns that combine picking and strumming. Players will learn a series of songs and also be taught about song arrange songs by using different patterns for each song section.
A low G string on your ukulele is recommended but not mandatory.


David Krycer, Dafka - The Bo Diddley Beat
Let’s have some fun with the ‘Bo Diddley beat’, the syncopated rhythm that is used widely in rock and pop music. It’s named after early rocker Bo Diddley who introduced and popularized the beat with his self-titled single but was used both before that and after him in many famous tunes. Come and learn the beat, play a bunch of great songs whether you’re a rusted on ukulele performer or a newbie.

Tickets on the door only so be early.

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

The May Eve Scream 'Twisted & Gifted' Single Launch

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Following the wicked Single launch of 'Dark Diddy (feat. Bee Rainey) we are now ready to give you,
Twisted & Gifted (feat. Anton).

Twisted & Gifted (Feat. Anton)’ is the second single released from the upcoming album ‘Retain Your Human Appearance’ and features the incredibly intelligent, fast and gritty raps of new star Anton Lelekov. Inspired by U.K Grime and with heavy influence of Trap and Glitch this hard hitting track is one that will shock and impress like no hip-hop/electronic combo before it.

Checkout the video for the last single here: https://www.facebook.com/TheMayEveScream/videos/1001626993373040/

Support acts
RUUKSINE
Melbourne-based producer Wade Foster founded Ruuksine in 2014 as a means of letting his natural affinity for inner-felt aggression and caustic negativity speak through a relentless barrage of industrial-electronic-cross-EBM inspired sound.
Created by means of synthesizers, sequencers and samplers -- beyond the confinement of a computer, Ruuksine is the incarnation of innermost felt malevolence, an alias from wherein hatred can be expressed from a sonic palette of remorseless pounding percussion akin to mortar shells, thunder and shrapnel. Discordant screaming synths, mangled samples and violent attack-heavy bass augmented by noise.
Bandcamp: https://ruuksine.bandcamp.com

MIICHA
MIICHA is the brainchild of Jaimi Starr, the Sydney born- Melbourne based pocket rocket taking the music scene by storm. No two MIICHA sets are the same, playing anything from house and hip hop in addition to her signature bass sets which fuse trap, dubstep, bass house and grime with commercial classics and undeniable stage presence.
In the two years since MIICHA’s inception (as the winner of the national YOURSHOT competition), MIICHA has supported some massive electronic such as Skrillex, What So Not, Anna Lunoe, LUUDE, LRDU, Quix, Gladiator, ShockOne & Just a Gent. Other notable live shows have included sets at Your Paradise (Fiji) & Earthcore.
2018 saw the MIICHA project propel to new heights, with her viral Hottest 100 of all time Mixtape earning the Melbourner fans across the country. As well as completing her first WA and Tasmanian tours, MIICHA was also selected as main support for the Quix and Zeke Beats Storm Tour, the SHOCKONE Bleed Black tour and most recently LUUDE’s Dark Room Tour.

6-1am - $10 on the door.
Merch available.

This is undoubtably going to be a wild party at 303!

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Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Sean Connolly Quartet + Vescio/Maunders/Finch Tripletta

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Sean Connolly will start the evening with a handful of solo bass tunes, his band (Bianca Kyriacou, Maximilian West & Sean Newell) will then join to perform a set of originals that uniquely entwines folk/rock and jazz influences into a series of unique improvisations. Joining them on the night will be the wonderful playing of the Vescio/Maunders/Finch Tripletta.

Come down and check it out THIS THURSDAY!

Sean Connolly Solo - 8pm
Vescio/Maunders/Finch Tripletta - 9pm
Sean Connolly Quartet - 10pm

Tickets: $10 at door

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Berry and Friends

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Come get down with us at Bar 303 for a night of African world fusion music, featuring American musical virtuoso Chris Berry and friends supported by local multi-instrumentalist Roderick McLeod and Celestial Strings. This first-time collaboration is a special opportunity to experience the depth and message of ancient instruments passed on from West African and Zimbabwean traditions, played by world-class musicians in their fields.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=471586&fbclid=IwAR0HJm50w_5w9kGQ3oPFNORv74dvRCBQr98_2L5pldB2DNEizShWhg3XcDU

Tickets are $25 PRE-SALE (follow the ticketing link on this event), or $30 ON THE DOOR.

ABOUT CHRIS BERRY

Grammy award winner Chris Berry is an eclectic singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, and high-energy performer and teacher. From his humble beginning during Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe, he has blasted his powerful Afro-infused sound around the World for over twenty years; rocking audiences from NYC’s Irving Plaza to sold out stadiums in South Africa and Sydney Australia’s famous Opera House. He has released over a dozen albums; scored the soundtrack for three films; and has been collaborating and performing with some of the World’s best performers including Eminem, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Senegalese Afro-Pop sensation Yousoou N’dour, Cuban Legends Los Munequitos de Mantanzas, Jazz artist Paul Winter, Jamaican rhythm and production duo Sly (Dunbar) and Robbie (Shakespeare), Fugee’s producer Handel Tucker, and many more.

In the last few years Chris has collaborated with Steve Kimock, members of the Brazilian Girls, Baaba Maal, Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mutukudzi, Manu Dibango, Xavier Rudd, String Cheese Incident, Peter Apfelbaum, Zivanai Masango, Dom Lali; and spent six months working and recording with the Central African Republic Pygmies to score the soundtrack for the film “Oka!”

For more information about Chris Berry and for links to his music, please visit www.chrisberrymusic.org.

ABOUT RODERICK MCLEOD AND CELESTIAL STRINGS

Roderick is a drummer/percussionist who discovered the Kora, (the African harp-lute) when travelling extensively throughout West Africa. During and since this time he has immersed himself in the mysterious beauty of the Kora and its music, and studied the Kora with great players such as Toumani Diabate and Adam Doughty. On this night Roderick will be performing with Cellist Arvo Arvanitakis in their duo named “Celestial Strings”. Together they create blissful, enchanting music that captivates listeners.

For a taste of Roderick's music, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNXVwAkVuys

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Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Leanne Tennant + Mr. Alford

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Head into Bar 303 and shake off the Monday blues with a few stripped back tunes from the unique and wonderful Mr. Alford and Leanne Tennant after her final showcases at Port Fairy Folk Festival.

7:30pm - Catch Mr. Alford's unique brand of country music
https://www.facebook.com/mralfordcountry
https://www.facebook.com/mralfordcountry/videos/1862815820439367/

8:30pm - Leanne Tennant will be playing a through selected stripped back tunes after her showcases at Port Fairy Folk Festival.
www.facebook.com/leannetennantmusic
https://youtu.be/V1nOTpFfpU8

FREE

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Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Wardens, Skelter & Kuru Luma

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Be ready for a huge Saturday night cause this is one HOT lineup of some absolutely bangin bands ! !
WE GOT:

Fired up in-your-face headbangers Wardens headlining the night
from 10:00-10:45pm
ToTaL ShREDDErs, riff lords, and overall great blokes Skelter from NZ jammin 9:00 - 9:45pm
Slamming, brutal and friggen heavy rockers KURU LUMA starting us off at 8:00 - 8:45pm

Dis gon be prettty darn lit so get on down for a heckn beer n boogie
DOORS 7:30PM
ENTRY $10

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Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Sarah EiDA + Maddie Lee + Omega Ω + Crooked Thieves + Southbound + Moonlight Broadcast + I Have A Goat

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If rock, punk & acoustic music is your jam, come out to Bar 303 on Friday, March 8 to see eight of the best local acts from Melbourne and surrounds play across two stages.

Performing on the main stage doing full band sets will be Sarah EiDA, Crooked Thieves, Moonlight Broadcast & I Have A Goat, and performing in the front bar doing acoustic sets will be Maddie Lee, Omega Ω, Southbound & Frank Bell.

Entry for this show is just $10!

Presented by Rocky Water Promotions

Set times:
Doors at 7:30pm
8:00 - 8:30 I Have A Goat (band room)
8:30 - 9:00 Frank Bell (front stage)
9:00 - 9:30 Moonlight Broadcast (band room)
9:30 - 10:00 Southbound (front stage)
10:00 - 10:30 Crooked Thieves (band room)
10:30 - 11:00 Omega Ω (front stage)
11:00 - 11:30 Sarah EiDA (band room)
11:30 - 12:00 Maddie Lee (front stage)

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Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Tango Sur

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Join Melbourne's newest tango ensemble "Tango Sur" for an evening of extraordinary Argentinian folk music and the more progressive sounds of modern day Buenos Aires.

Tango Sur was constructed by Argentina's own Diego Neder, a spectacular bass player specialising in the Tango style. The band celebrates the arrival of Neder and after such a short period of playing together, have quickly developed their own unique ensemble sound with a lineup unheard of within the Australian tango community.

The energy of this band should not be missed.

Diego Neder - Electric Bass

Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica

Danilo Rojas - Piano

Salvatore Persico - Percussion

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Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Shackmen- 'Kickin' the B' Hammond Night

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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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Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Fantastic February of Fusion (FFF)

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Fantastic February of Fusion brings together three amazing bands playing modern jazz-fusion!

Taking over Bar 303 in Northcote on Wednesdays throughout February, this Wednesday night residency will showcase some of Melbourne's top jazz outfits.

Headlined by The Bridge and Double Standards each week, they will be supported by the Martin Pang Sextet and The Hard Jazz Boizz.

Week 1 and 2:
7:30 The Bridge
8:30 Martin Pang Sextet
9:30 Double Standards

Week 3 and 4:
7:30 The Bridge
8:30 The Hard Jazz Boizz
9:30 Double Standards


Martin Pang Sextet:
Martin Pang is a composer and pianist from Hong Kong, currently based in Melbourne. His writes music of diverse genres including contemporary jazz, jazz fusion, funk, Rnb etc. His music is full of energy that you simply can't miss out.
Band Members include:

Dominic Stitt/Kane Watts (Drums)
Ross Anderson (Bass)
Anthony Farrugia (Guitar)
Martin Pang (Keys)
Hector Harley (Tenor Saxophone)
Bede Ford- Gaddes (Trumpet)

Here's a link to his new album "Pixels"
https://martinpangmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Taste (Qld) + Davy Simony + Chester Brix

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Having recently returned from a SE QLD/NTH NSW tour on the back of their latest single 'Move On', one of North Queensland’s most promising acts 'The Taste' announce there very first Victorian tour including a special free performance at Bar 303 on Monday 25th February alongside former Cairns now Melbourne locals CHESTER BRIX and DAVY SIMONY.

Delighting audiences with a buffet of influences ranging from funk, rock, soul and hip hop, the Cairns based ensemble deliver a high energy performance that'll have you craving your next bite in no time!

With their track 'The Calling' from the album 'Convalesce' being Highly Commended at the 2018 QMA's
(Queensland Music Awards), the band has since supported The Cat Empire, Regurgitator, Butterfingers, Tiki Tiaane & Saskwatch and played at festivals including Brisbane Festival, Nimbin Roots and Palm Creek Folk Festival.




The Taste, Chester Brix and Davy Simony perform at Bar 303 (303 High St Northcote) on Monday 25th Feb from 8pm. Entry is free.

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Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Leon Wilks + Jon the Obscure

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Front Bar Sunday February 24th 2019         Links: https://soundcloud.com/leondwilks

With his weather beaten Maton guitar, and a shiny new one from Nashville, Leon Wilks will play a selection of his diverse original pop rock and jazz blues tunes. After spending five years in the USA singing and playing in New York and Tennessee, he has just returned after a year gigging in the South Island of his homeland New Zealand.  Ready to grace Melbourne audiences with his plethora of new and old material. Come enjoy a couple of hours with this melodic singer songwriter. 

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Feb
23
8:30 PM20:30

HomeBass feat. Goosebumpz, Mustard Tiger + Secret Guest

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Homebass feat. Goosebumpz, Mustard Tiger + International Secret Guest

With the calendar somehow reading February already, we have to acknowledge the amount of musical opportunities that are presented for us during summer in Australia.
It seems you can barely scroll half a page down your news feed without being pulled this way or that to attend another festival (be it here or interstate) and as cool as it is that we find ourselves being spoilt for such choice.. the reality often is that “muthaf**kers be broke as hell” and there aint no shame in that!
So Homebass Crew have formulated a plan to combat your thin wallet, your dusty camping rigs and your evergrowing tick bills… we’re gonna condense that festival vibe down into one night of goodness… and guess what??? Yup, its still only $10!

GOOSEBUMPZ :
After an electrifying performance at the world renowned Coffs Hotel, this daredevil packed up what was left of his char-grilled equipment and headed south… and to celebrate this, he’s agreed to unleash a stack of his newest tunes on us, along with all those other groove weapons.. on the condition that we try to keep the pyrotechnics to a minimum.

MUSTARD TIGER :
How long has it been since you’ve seen the big fella uncage the mustard? Obviously the lad’s been kicking all sorts of goals on the Staunch front… and uh ladies… I reckon he’s dropped a few kg since we last seen him.. (just sayin’) Either way, we’re so excited to give this big mustard pussy a chance to stretch its legs and throw down some epic purr-a-longs.

and of course the INTERNATIONAL SECRET GUEST :
uh, what part of “secret” don’t you get?
watch this space for more clues and details leading up to the event…

www.facebook.com/events/374333153350335

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Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

RENELOPHUS + GOOD MORNING KAOS + Mr Hide and the Free Spirits

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RENELOPHUS // GOOD MORNING KAOS // feat. special guest Mr Hide and the Free Spirits



Doors 7 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm



7:30 pm - special guests: MR HIDE AND THE FREE SPIRITS



Mr Hide and the free spirits" is a new band formed in Melbourne at the end of 2018. Influenced by songwriters such as Nick Cave, Tom Waits or The Cure, they perform Mr.Hide's music to a new inspiration of dark rock contemporary.



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8:00 pm - GOOD MORNING KAOS

'Good Morning Kaos' is a 4 piece gypsy/soul outfit from Melbourne, Australia. Formed in March 2017, their unique sound draws influence from contemporary music and is a melting pot of latin, rock, hip-hop and jazz music with a sprinkle of witchcraft. Their art is poetic, spiritual, inspiring and slightly mysterious. GMK will take you on a journey of musical mysticism right at the edge of darkness.



Listen to the Good Morning Kaos EP: https://soundcloud.com/goodmorningkaos/sets/good-morning-kaos-ep 

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/goodmorningkaos/



9:00 pm - RENELOPHUS

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Renelophus is a 7 piece Melbourne based eclectic hip-hop band. Each song is dusted with the dirt from some outer Melbourne unsealed street and are brought together with the mixture of mean hip hop beats, thick bass lines, sexy guitar licks, jazzy brass section, and fine harmony vocals. 

Listeners are treated to a full fruit salad of moods leaving a strange pop after-taste.


FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/renelophus/

Website: https://www.renelophus.com/

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Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Interzona #4 /D&B/Jungle/Darkstep/Techno/Dub/ElectroElectro

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Infectious Unease Radio, The Subterranean Zone, interzona Presents
INTERZONA 4
D&B, JUNGLE, DARKSTEP, TECHNO, DUB ELECTRO, ELECTRONIC EDITION

TWO PERFORMANCE STAGES

FEATURING SPECIAL AGENTS
CHIRON
ZERO1 [LoFreq]
KYMAERA [Oscillate Bass, Detrimental]
LAZYBOYPROACTIVE
LEX (LEXECUTIONER) [Resolution records, LoFreq, 40Hz, Realtime, Collective Force]
HYBRYD [Collective Force ]
CRADLE [Mindocracy, Harder & Louder]
TOKYO-NOIR [Inna Riddim, Ground Mass, Detrimental Audio]
DISCO COMPUTER
MORTRAN
INFECTIOUS UNEASE [Infectious Unease Radio, Subterranean Zone, Interzona]
SISTERTHING [Subterranean Zone, Interzona]
PATRICK HASE (VISUALS VJ)

$5.00 DOOR
8PM TO 1AM
FRIDAY NIGHT 15TH OF FEBRUARY 2019
Bar 303
https://www.facebook.com/Bar303Nothcote/
www.303.net.au
303 HIGH ST, NORTHCOTE VIC 3070
Map:https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bar+303/@-37.771341,144.9960874,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad6437c443b465f:0x7291cf6a95473adb!8m2!3d-37.771341!4d144.9982761
Public Transit
Stop 32 on the 86 tram or ride a bike!
Plenty of parking behind Bar 303.

MORE INFORMATION
CHIRON
https://www.facebook.com/chirongothic
https://chirongothic.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/michael.aliani

ZERO1 [LoFreq]
https://www.facebook.com/countjiggamusic/?ref=br_rs
https://soundcloud.com/countjigga

KYMAERA [Oscillate Bass, Detrimental]
https://www.facebook.com/KymaeraSelekta
https://soundcloud.com/kymaera
https://mixcloud.com/christopher-kymaera
https://soundcloud.com/oscillate-bass

LAZYBOYPROACTIVE
http://www.lazyboyproactive.com
https://www.facebook.com/llazyboyproactive
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lazyboyproactive/449999780
https://www.beatport.com/artist/lazyboyproactive/206062
https://tempestrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/kaos-dream
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/in-space-in-time-and-in-life
https://soundcloud.com/lazyboyproactive
https://twitter.com/LazyBoyProactiv
https://www.youtube.com/user/Lazyboyproactive1
http://www.lazyboyproactive.com/home-2/

LEX (LEXECUTIONER) [Resolution records, LoFreq, 40Hz, Realtime, Collective Force]
https://soundcloud.com/lexisonit
https://mixcloud.com/lexecutioner

HYBRYD [Collective Force ]
https://collectiveforce.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/collectiveforce

CRADLE [Mindocracy, Harder & Louder]
https://www.facebook.com/Crdlprdctns/?pnref=lhc
https://cradleme.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/cradleproductions
https://mindocracyrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/cradle-from-the-cradle-to-the-rave-ep-mocrcyd048

TOKYO-NOIR [Ground Mass, Detrimental, Dynasty Shit]
https://www.facebook.com/tokyonoirmusic
https://tokyo-noir.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/tokyonoir

DISCO COMPUTER
https://www.facebook.com/discocomputer
https://www.facebook.com/irvinejump
https://www.facebook.com/discocomputer/app/2405167945
https://www.reverbnation.com/discocomputer
https://twitter.com/disco_computer
https://myspace.com/discocomputermusic
https://www.youtube.com/user/discocomputermusic
https://www.instagram.com/discocomputermusic
http://discocomputerband.1apps.com

MORTRAN
https://www.facebook.com/mortrandnb
https://soundcloud.com/glyphicdnb

SISTERTHING [Subterranean Zone, Interzona]
https://www.facebook.com/Sister-Thing-275326745323
https://jusgodden.bandcamp.com/album/sister-thing
https://mixcloud.com/justingodden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak5JY_a4268
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQGIhdQcfO7GOhKymepOQzA

DJ INFECTIOUS UNEASE
Events:https://www.facebook.com/pg/InfectiousUneaseRadioAndDJinfectiousUnease/events/?ref=page_internal
Webpage: http://www.infectiousuneaseradio.com/
Hearthis: https://hearthis.at/djinfectiousunease
Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/infectiousuneaseradio-djinfect
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/infectious-unease-radio
Twitter: https://twitter.com/INFECTIOUS13
Infectious Unease Radio Productions And Dj Infectious Unease page: https://www.facebook.com/InfectiousUneaseRadioAndDJinfectio
Infectious Unease Radio And Dj Infectious Unease Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/infectiousuneaseradio1992
Subterranean Zone and Interzona Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/subterraneanezoneInterzonaburningc
Subterranean Zone Events Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/subterraneanzone
Interzona Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/881187278656915
Subterranean Zone and Interzona Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCWLkGvymHMggBT0jvMFl23A/videos
Infectious Unease Radio Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_KLmH9xwCJomfLkx6qDLNQ
Dj Infectious Unease Vimeo channel :https://vimeo.com/infectiousunease
IMdb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8384516/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t54

VISUALS VJ PATRICK HASE
https://www.patrickhase.com
https://www.patrickhase.com/movement
https://www.patrickhase.com/asdvis
https://vimeo.com/patrickhase

FOR FUTURE EVENT NOTIFICATIONS JOIN

Subterranean Zone and Interzona Events:https://www.facebook.com/subterraneanezoneInterzonaburningchrome
The Subterranean Zone:https://www.facebook.com/groups/subterraneanzone
GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/100158728238876498797
Twitter: https://twitter.com/subzone13
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLkGvymHMggBT0jvMFl23A
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLkGvymHMggBT0jvMFl23A/videos

VENUE: https://www.facebook.com/Bar303Nothcote
Bar 303
https://www.facebook.com/Bar303Nothcote/
www.303.net.au
303 HIGH ST, NORTHCOTE VIC 3070
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bar+303/@-37.771341,144.9960874,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad6437c443b465f:0x7291cf6a95473adb!8m2!3d-37.771341!4d144.9982761
Public Transit
Stop 32 on the 86 tram or ride a bike!
Plenty of parking behind Bar 303.


MAPS: Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bar+303/@-37.771341,144.9960874,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad6437c443b465f:0x7291cf6a95473adb!8m2!3d-37.771341!4d144.9982761

FOR MAILING LIST/FURTHER INFORMATION: info@infectiousuneaseradio.com

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Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bright Inside // Harry Tinney Quartet

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Doors at 8pm, music starts at 8:30pm.

1st set: BRIGHT INSIDE (MEL/SYD)

Theo Carbo (Guitar)
Zac O'Connell (Saxophone)
Charlie Sundborn (Saxophone)
Jacques Emery (Bass)
Chloe Kim (Drums)

"Bright Inside" is an improvisation quintet who love to support each others' music, working across 713.65km of distance. The group wishes to offer inspiration and energy as young members of Australian music scene.

2nd set: HARRY TINNEY QUARTET (MEL)

Harry Tinney - guitar, compositions
Brennan Hamilton-Smith - tenor saxophone
Angus Radley - double bass
Lewis Pierre - drums

Harry Tinney - Melbourne-based jazz guitarist and composer, has just returned from an east coast tour with his quartet in December 2018. The band played shows in Harry’s hometown of Canberra, as well as Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

The quartet functions as a vehicle to explore Harry's modern jazz compositions, drawing influence from a diverse spectrum of genres, as well as non-musical sources.

https://soundcloud.com/harrytinney

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Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

JOYING

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JOYING is a new band by guitarist Matthew Roche which is dedicated to playing original jazz that is hard swinging, energetic and positive. Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows, the prolific composer Roche sought out some old musical friends Tom Flenady (double bass) and Liam O’Leary (drums) to pay homage to the jazz royalty of his childhood. After one dream too many about swinging rhythm sections from the 60’s – our protagonist decided enough is enough and began writing simple tunes with a catchy melodic vernacular held together with an improvised backbone and got on the phone – the result is JOYING.

 

Matthew Roche – guitar

Tom Flenady – double bass

Liam O’Leary - drums

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Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Peter Vadiveloo + Anactoria

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Peter Vadiveloo writes songs ranging from the whimsical to the humourous and to the political. Peter sings, plays guitar, percussion and looper pedal. His music energetically bounces between many genres including blues, folk, funk and world music.

Armed with an arsenal of arresting effects, Anactoria takes the harp way beyond it’s traditional sound and into the richly layered territory of her alternative-folk / art-pop compositions. Her vocal performance is defined by a distinctive sense of melody and timing, where nothing is held back in the full-hearted exploration of this subtly strange state of humanness.
www.anactoria.com

www.facebook.com/petervadiveloomusic

$5 entry

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