303 Gig Guide
Jan
15
to Jan 24

303 Gig Guide

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

Seedy Reed + Free Range Jesus + Marsden Williams

8pm, free

https://seedyreed.bandcamp.com

 

Tuesday 16th January – ‘comedy‘

Peanut Noir Comedy

7:30pm, free

www.facebook.com/Peanut-Noir-209379482821577

 

Wednesday 17th January – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Tom Fryer Band + Slipper

8pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 18th January – ‘acoustic, rock’

Melodic Music

7:30pm
 
www.facebook.com/MelodicMusicOfficial

 


Friday 19th January – ‘indie folk’

The Gypsy Scholars + Joe Oppenheimer + FÎntan + Ben Kelly

8pm

www.facebook.com/gypsyscholars

 

Saturday 20th January – ‘rock’

TBA

8pm

 


Sunday 21st January – ‘rock’

Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy + Our Zebra Troy + Beetrap w/ Jheli LavAnders

7:30pm

www.facebook.com/jazzlobotomy

 

 

Monday 22nd January – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 

Tuesday 23rd January – ‘funk‘

TBA

7:30pm

 


Wednesday 24th January – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + Damien Ellis Band + Josh Kelly/Ziggy/Adam Halliwell + Reuben Legge Band

6:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

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Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Gypsy Scholars + Joe Oppenheimer + Fintan D + Ben K

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We are proud to announce that next year we'll be releasing the first single off our forthcoming EP 'Cold Hands' and will be doing a run of shows up and down the East Coast.

We'll be hitting Melbourne's vibrant Bar 303 on 19th of Jan and we couldn't be more excited. This first release is one of five tracks on the EP and it's going to be an outrageous time debuting our new live show for all of you.

We'll be in the back band room and tickets are $15 on the door!

Doors open at 8pm.

Supports:

Joe Oppenheimer:
http://www.joeoppenheimer.com/

Ben Kelly
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/ben-kelly-0

Fintan Dowling

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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Dr Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy + Our Zebra Troy + Beetrap

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Dr Sinha’s Jazz Lobotomy are jumping on to the stage at Bar303! Be ready to hear their meticulously prepared hot grooves and tasty melodies that explore identity and culture in Australia. Supported by Our Zebra Troy and Beetrap, this night is assured to deliver hours of intricate and gripping musicianship.

~ Our Zebra Troy ~
What you will hear is the product of eclectic influences and musicianship stemming from the likes of funk, pop, blues, jazz and soul music.

~ Beetrap feat. Jheli LavAnders & Mono ~
We are a collective which cultivates a cross pollination of jazz and hip hop beats!

Doors 7PM ~ Entry $5

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

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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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Feb
4
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

December Session
Sunday 3 December
3.30 pm @ 303
303 High Street Northcote

It's the final Guild session for 2017! How did the year go so fast? Well we will never know - but we know about good music and good community! What better way is there to celebrate the year than to head down to the back room of 303 and listen to a bunch of talented songwriters?  This is the real deal.

For the December Session we are excited to present yet another brand new line up of talent.  This time we will hear from:

  • Kenny C
  • Kira Janowsky
  • Ann Poore
  • Pat Evans & Cyril Moran
  • Sam Terranova
  • Bree Schembri
  • Barbara Jeffrey
  • Ruth Parker
  • Jo Jo Rainwater
  • Edward Nass 

There may be a little jingling of bells and some festive sharings.

 

For more information about the Guild, see our website or Facebook page

Members of the Guild take turns playing three-song sets of their original material. Sessions happen monthly on Sunday afternoons at 303, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Email sessions@darebinsongwritersguild.org to book a spot.

www.facebook.com/darebinsongwritersguild

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Klub M.U.K
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Klub M.U.K

Let There Be Uke!

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


7:00pm, Free.


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

www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelekollective


http://www.myspace.com/melbourneukulelekollective
 

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

 

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Mar
29
8:30 PM20:30

The Shackmen- 'Kickin' the B' Hammond Night

The Shackmen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entry - $10

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

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

with their highly acclaimed rhythmn sections and surprise guest musicians.

 

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

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Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Bohjass + Slipper + Tom Fryer Band

7/20pm  slipper playing the toons of ali watts
with gem horbury/bin woods/chewy lewis/diego villalta/sam boon

8/30pm tom fryer band blow one out its art for us all to see!!!

10pm bohjass playing and working on new material for the new recording!!!

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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Jan
16
7:30 PM19:30

Peanut Noir Comedy

Peanut Noir welcomes you to Northcote’s legendary Bar 303 for the very first ALT-COM-CHUCKLE-BOMB of the year...

Grab a drink, take a seat and enjoy some of Melbourne’s most restless comedic talent bringing you their weirdest and most wonderful work!

TUES 17 JAN @7.30pm FREE ENTRY

Your host for the evening is Alex Chilton

This month’s stellar cast includes:

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

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Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cacartu + Hoi Palloi

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www.facebook.com/cacartucacartu

Joining us at our first gig of the year is the incredible Hoi Palloi, lead by the talented Hannah McKittrick! More info below:

Hoi Palloi have been cooking up songs and playing What Are The Odds for 6 moons or so, and relish delivering textural grooves, impressionistic harmony and abstract lyrical narratives straight into your chest. Their sound is a mixture of jazz/alternative folk/neo soul and Hannah's compositions aim to reflect matters of liminality, the vagueness of perception, the ocean and being a good egg to your mates.

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Jan
11
8:00 PM20:00

Immy Owusu's Magic Butter Machine + Maximillian Rudd

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Immy is a multi-instrumental songwriter known primarily as the drummer for young indigenous powerhouse Yirrmal and former drummer for Surf Coast rockers Children of the Sun. In 2016 he traveled to Ghana to study with his grandfather Koo Nimo, a highly renowned West African High-Life musician and returned with a quirky new brand of Afro Roots-Rock. Magic Butter Machine is a sticky mess of Blues Rock, Roots Rock Reggae, and Afro Hi-Life all wrapped up in a quirky ensemble of Surf Coast Denizens.

Hailing from Torquay on Victoria’s Surf Coast, Maximillian is an accomplished guitarist with formal training in classical and jazz at the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. His first original release showcases his technical prowess and understated compositional style, with its simple melody adorned with colourful harmony, and its rhythmic interest residing in its inherent Brazilian influences. Playing a Brazilian seven-string guitar, Maximillian is undeniably a student of the ‘violão brasileiro,’ the great tradition of Brazilian guitar, taking his place as a burgeoning outsider amongst a lineage of Brazilian guitarists and musical innovators, from Baden Powell, to Raphael Rabello and beyond. Like a musical magpie, Maximillian meticulously collects and absorbs his musical influences which, outside of Brazil, include American guitarist Leo Kottke. Beyond its Latin American flair resides an unmistakable New Orleans grit and ragtime exuberance, giving rise to his rendition of Randy Newman’s ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me,’ and the Delta inspired original single, ‘Waited So Long.’
As an instrumentalist and occasional vocalist, Maximillian’s performance engages with seasoned ears, hinting at the ‘this and that’ of modern guitar culture, sewing it all together with the subtle creativity of an eclectic musical upbringing. The album draws together the ever-colliding worlds of the Americas, from New Orleans southward bound, rendering it a series of portraits within which listeners can glimpse the nuances of music’s global mobility in the modern era of mass media, from the personal perspective of a young Australian artist.

www.facebook.com/Immyowusu

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Bohjass + Rory Brown & Rod Cooper + Koi Kingdom
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + Rory Brown & Rod Cooper + Koi Kingdom

 

7:30pm, donation entry

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

Bohjass are...

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

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

and lastly, mostly leastly but never leslie

the ingratiable uncle e on woodwind macabre

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

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Cinecult303: 'THUNDERCRACK'

“God gave him a calling in life, and that was to make pornography.”–George Kuchar on Curt McDowell

It’s 2018 - Happy New Queer!

That’s right, CineCult303 is kicking off its latest season: Queer Season. Spotlighting queer filmmakers and the strange, the outcasts, the misfits, the deviants, the fabulous and the sexy.

First up on the docket is 1975’s THUNDERCRACK, the legendary underground horror-comedy-porno from director Curt McDowell (the 'David Lynch of the queer set', if you will) and writer/star George Kuchar (like if Wes Anderson’s parents gave him John Waters films in his childhood instead of obscure European children’s books).

Thundercrack is the perfect sweaty way to bring in the new year and live up to your new resolutions to be more campy.

A bizarre fetishistic romp, THUNDERCRACK takes the standard dark house premise of a group of strangers stranded on a rainy night, and turns the volume up.

Kuchar, long the king of New York’s DIY queer art film scene, pens overheated dialogue that infused the film with the breathy intensity of Tennessee Williams and the catty wit of Oscar Wilde.

And that’s to say nothing of the fucking!

While perverse, there is something pure and innocent and even sweet about the integration of hardcore pornography into the proceedings (in every sexual combination imaginable). Not really a film to get off to, Thundercrack is far more interested in the heightened reality it's created, with motor-mouthed Kuchar dialogue pounding out during scenes of scintillating smut!

Make sure you don't miss one of the coolest things to play at CineCult303, come along to the party with pride and let your freak flag fly.

As always, gold coin donation for entry.

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CineCult303 is a not-for-profit film night dedicated to keeping the weird alive. Gold coin donation for entry. All proceeds will be donated to local arts organisations to keep the weird growing.

www.facebook.com/groups/39995178148

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Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Scruffamudda + Simo Soo

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Sydney's Scruffamudda is bringing his insane interactive live looping extravaganza down to Melbourne for the first time! A truly unique mashup of electro, punk, noise, pop & rap delivered with hilarious candour, audience participation & fat beats.

In support Simo Soo will be letting loose his punk trap & sparkling raps in what is always a stunning & energetic show.

Door charge: $10
+ get a free copy of Scruffamudda's debut album "I'm Dead" on CD
https://scruffamudda.bandcamp.com/album/im-dead

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Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

SONiA + Emma Wall + Kerryn Fields

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SONiA is the recipient of the Coin Of Honor from a joint coalition of United States military for her humanitarian efforts. She has received the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian Music Awards) for Female Artist of the year and the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award for Best Album to name a few. Writing songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, German and in multiple genres from blues to middle eastern to country and western she has sold over a million units.  SONiA’s latest double CD "LIVE at MAXiMAL" was in the first round running Grammy for Folk Album of the year and received the nomination for Best Live Album  by the IMA -Independent Music Awards (USA).
From the Opera House in Sydney to the bomb shelters in the Middle East to the Kerrville Folk Festival, SONiA has shared the stages with many of her heroes including Bruce Springsteen, Peter, Paul and Mary, Chris Thile, Green Day, John Gallagher Jr., John Fullbright, Sheryl Crow, Pete Seeger, Pansy Division and many more. She is endorsed by 7 international manufacturers including the SONiA Signature Model Santa Cruz Guitar, Shubb Capos, Fishman Transducers, Audix Microphones, John Pearse Strings,and D'Adarrio.  Says Rounder Records, "The honesty of her songs touches the hearts and minds of people from a wide spectrum of social and ethnic backgrounds who share a positive world vision".  She resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and wife, Terry Irons.

www.soniadisappearfear.com

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Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Leroyz Hammond Trio - Kickin The B Hammond night

The Thursday Hammond Sessions - Kickin The B at 303 are presented on the first and last Thursdays of each month The Leslie will be spinning and the tone wheels in the mighty vintage B3 style Hammond Organ will be grinding .Catch Leroys Hammond Trio Kicking Off The First Of The Thursdays Hammond Sessions - At Kickin The B at 303 For 017 As We Play A Mix Of Jazz Blues Soul & Funk In The Traditional Famous Hammond B3 Trio Style Liam Kealy On Hammond B3 Neil Richardson Drums & Luke Greenhatch Guitar /Vocals

8pm doors, $10

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Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Fight Club presents "This Might Get Loud"

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Fight Club presents "This Might Get Loud"
A month of Wednesdays featuring rowdy, vibrant and sometimes explosive music of the improvised nature
Set 1 8.30pm
Set2 9.30

Wed 6th
Peon https://www.facebook.com/peonmelb/

I Hold The Lion's Paw- Led By Reuben Lewis https://vimeo.com/225575493

Wed 13th

Fabric https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjYCAnOeoas

Wed 20th
Michael Meagher Jenny Barnes Duo https://mickmeagher.bandcamp.com/album/cluster
Peon
Fabric

Wed 27th
Duos & Trios with Michael Meagher, Dave Brown and Tom O’Dywer

The Groups
Peon
Sam Prics drums/electronics
Ronny Ferella drums/percussion

I Hold The Lion’s Paw
I Hold The Lion's Paw- represents a larger collective who have made music together for several years. Whilst the formations modulate, the ethos remains as one of exploration into the in-betweens of groove, group improvisation and transient compositional forms. These act as gravitational pulls, with the music finding a balance somewhere in between.

Reuben Lewis - trumpet & compositions
Jordan Murray - trombone
Scott McConnachie - saxophones
Geoff Hughes - guitar
Ronny Ferella - drums
Dave Brown - electric bass
Tom Lee - acoustic bass
https://vimeo.com/225575493
https://vimeo.com/222926141
https://vimeo.com/226818447
https://soundcloud.com/reubenlewis/shithead-i-hold-the-lions-paw
https://reubenlewis.bandcamp.com/album/live-lebowskis

FABRIC
Michael Meagher electric bass
Shaun Rammers saxophone
Ronny Ferella drums

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

American Doubles + DJ Thomas William Butt

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Melbourne-based electronic duo American Doubles have made clear with their debut music video that they’re not thinking small scale. They’re thinking big. To say the spectacular music video for their debut single ‘The Swell’ is an ambitious undertaking would be, in short, a gross understatement. But boy has the risk reaped reward.

 

First, though, the song. ‘The Swell’ is an 80s-inspired, synth-infused, soaring yet chilled out track that takes inspiration from and in turn conjures up nostalgic childhood seaside memories.

 

Explains one-half of the duo, Rob Smith: “I used to walk to St Kilda Pier and along the beach, which brought back memories of when I was growing up and spending summer holidays at our family’s beach house in Cape Patterson. One of those memories is swimming out with a friend past the breakers, floating on our backs for a while and then diving down trying to touch the sea floor. I wanted to try and capture some of that sense of freedom that can come with being in the moment, letting go and having fun.”- Music Feeds

 

Read more at http://musicfeeds.com.au/features/premiere-american-doubles-debut-spectacular-the-swell-video-filmed-entirely-underwater/

 

See American Doubles debut performance of ‘The Swell’ and other songs from their upcoming EP with support band and special guest MAYA on Dec 21. Doors open 8pm. $5 entry. Support act: DJ Thomas William Butt

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Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

Self Help EP Release Party

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Recorded in Coburg in 2017 these tunes document Self Help’s first forays into songwriting. What was initially meant to be a few quick demos turned into a debut four song 12”. SELF HELP document the drama in the overlooked details of suburban life. Sly commentary set to insistent beats with hooky guitars. Drawing from a post-punk template and reminiscent of classic kiwi guitar pop this Melbourne three-piece are the ‘Jandal-gaze’ antidote to privileged ennui.
https://selfhelpmelb.bandcamp.com/

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Bear Blue + Mel Taylor + Rachael Comte

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Come have a chill and an (optional) boogie to the music of Rachael Comte, Mel Taylor and Bear Blue.  Bear Blue will be finishing the night with their brand of melodramatic folk-infused rock.   It will be a glorious evening of sound, and I think you should come.

8pm, $5 on door

Bear Blue: https://www.facebook.com/BearBlueChoons
Mel Taylor: https://www.facebook.com/musicofmeltaylor
Rachael Comte: https://www.facebook.com/Rachael-Comte-1961858507397506

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Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Winnick + Girl Friday + Sophie Rose

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Come on down to get silly with us for the start of the silly season. *No carols required.

Winnick:
Musically arrogant wordplay from the soul in the shape of emotional parody.

Girl Friday:
Tracey Hogue (Girl Friday) was brought up on Billie, Ella, Fred and Ginger with a dash of Riot Grrrl. Since starting the Girl Friday project to record out of copyright material on a uke, she has since crafted her own songs that strive to soothe, express the deep stirrings of the heart, and essentially be honest.

Sophie Rose & the Manual Breathing:
Melbourne based Kiwi artist, Sophie Rose revels in dark humour. Infusing whimsical melodies with dark sentiment and operating as ainstrumentally flexible duo, Sophie Rose & the Manual Breathing are bringing in the revolution with creepy post-folk-blues.

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Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Quadrifid EP Launch with Lijuka

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We are launching our debut EP into the world and are throwing a gig to celebrate!

Quadrifid are a jazz quartet that you can dance to. Playing a blend of original jazz and groove music in a 'chordless' instrumentation, they create lush harmonies between the trombone, saxophone and double bass, gelled together by the rhythmic drive of the drums.
They combine the individuality of each instrument to create a unique musical conversation.

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.

Tickets $10 on the door/ $15 with an EP

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

A Very Gami Christmas

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The Gami Gami Devils are proud to present the anual Christmas cracker "A Very Gami Christmas!"
The Gami Sleigh is headed fast down that outback dirt track to the midst of Northcote. Performing with other talented acts all for a good cause. In partnership with the Salvo's, the Gami's want to help lift the spirits of all this Christmas with some classy new tunes, along with your beloved favourites.
Supported by Cowboys Cash & Carry - Thomastown, Burnt Creek Lodge - Mansfield, and Fighting Fit P.T., we are in fighting form for a hell of a night!
Can't wait to have you all 'round for Christmas!

+ The Velvet Archers + The Cliches

www.facebook.com/gamigamidevils

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The Miles Henry Trio - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Miles Henry Trio - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night

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

Entry - $10

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

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

with their highly acclaimed rhythmn sections and surprise guest musicians.

 

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

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Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Imogen Pemberton + Oliver Downes

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Melbourne singer-songwriters Imogen Pemberton and Oliver Downes are thrilled to hit the road this December with tour dates across VIC, ACT, NSW and QLD.

Tickets $10 on the door
Doors 7.30

Oliver Downes

Oliver Downes blends instantly hummable melodies with athletic keyboard playing and thought-provoking lyrics. Packing ‘soaring melodies and sharp wit in equal measure’ (Tone Deaf), his debut album Ultraviolet (2016) took a leaf from artists such as Ben Caplan and Kate Bush to offer a sweet blend of dreamy ballads and exhilaratingly kinetic tunes. Joined by Joshua Kreusler (electric guitar) and Jack Towers (drums), expect a high-definition musical passage through the darkness into the light.

www.oliverdownes.com
www.oliverdownes.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/oliverdownesmuzak

Imogen Pemberton

Singer-songwriter Imogen Pemberton mesmerises with lush vocals, aching melodies and sophisticated finger picking. Offering songs from her debut EP Spine (2016), as well as road-testing a swag of new material ahead of recording her debut album in January, Imogen offers folk ballads that are haunting, heartfelt and raw. Together with tour-mate Oliver Downes on cello, she conjures soundscapes of startling organic purity to break the heart and nourish the soul.

www.imogenpembertonmusic.com
www.imogenpemberton1.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/ImogenPmusic/

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Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Samassin, The Anecdote and Stephen McCulloch

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Save the date for this triple bill! Samassin perform earthy, vibrant, innovative, eastern tinged compositions, with ancient rhythms and cinematic beauty. This is original music in a world fusion vein; highly detailed compositions, rich with exotic melodies and grooves, each piece a vivid and emotional journey.
Written by composer/guitarist Kirsty Pittman and beautifully interpreted by the band, these enigmatic compositions draw on the influences of jazz, contemporary art music and traditional rhythmic and melodic ideas from the Middle-East and India.
Samassin is completed by bass clarinettist Justin Lim, flautist Belinda Woods, percussionist Gustavo Moreno and Daniel Hoban on middle-eastern percussion. Samassin are joined by The Anecdote a captivating, virtuosic, and fire-spirited acoustic trio. Featuring cello, trumpet, percussion and soaring vocals, their performances weave spells of incantatory magic. The music is a marriage of painstakingly sculptured songs, poetic lyrics, fiery improvising and spacious interweaving, drawing from elements of folk, world music, reggae and jazz. Throughout their careers, members of The Anecdote have performed and recorded with such musical luminaries as Gotye, Dan Kelly, Jeff Lang, Gareth Liddiard, Greg Arnold and Dallas Frasca.
Singer-songwriter Stephen McCulloch will launch the evening; his debut album, 'Good Things Take Time' was officially released on iTunes April 2015. Good Things Take Time went to #15 on the Australian iTunes Singer/songwriter charts in July of this year. The album also features Hamish Davidson (of the Davidson Brothers) on violin.
"A Rich Smooth Voice, with an edge that makes you want to hear more!”
- Nick Seymour (Crowded House)
" The variation and accompaniment was perfect and always left you curious how the next song would run and where it would take you "
-Andrew Clermont (recipiant Golden Guitar Award, Musician and Producer)
 

Donation entry

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Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

3pm, free entry/paid exit (donation)

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan

Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who's played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal's nutsness. Their arrangements are intricate and playful. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.

Around the world and into your brain, vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal Webb sings his songs about all manner of stuff. He's like Bobby McFerrin, Aphex Twin and Cole Porter playing scrabble. Ebulliently eclectic. Nefariously varied. Family fun free from facile frippery. "You're a freak!"-Ani DiFranco

www.malwebb.com

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Lazer Baby (TAS) w/ Sofala & WOY

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Known for their eclectic sound, Hobart band Lazer Baby have evolved from diverse musical backgrounds with members performing individually everything from metal to gypsy punk and jazz. Their music stems from a mutual love and fusion of genres such as hip hop, RnB, jazz and EDM. Lazer Baby will be performing a string of interstate shows in support of their single release. Their debut tour has been supported through Arts Tasmania by the minister for the arts and their single "So Lonely" will be released this November.

Melbourne friends Sofala and WOY will be joining at Bar 303 for the Melbourne launch 1st of December!

www.facebook.com/layzah.bb

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Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Hammond Night: The Jackson Four

The Jackson 4 Groove - Blues - Jazz and Swing Hammond B3 driven groove quartet. Perfect to Swing dance and groove to.

The style of the band is very much a classic 50's/60’s Blues, soul/jazz and Swing dance. In keeping with the classic 50's/60’s sound and look of the Hammond B3 organ the band is centred on.

 

Hammond Organ - Gary ‘Groove Keys’ Jones
Sax and vocals - Jeff Mead
Drums - Nick Mierisch
Vocals and Percussion - Peter Jackson

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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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Nov
29
8:30 PM20:30

Julien Wilson 'B for chicken' Quartet

Autonomous Resilience Collective
Julien Wilson, Craig Fermanis, Chris Hale + Guests.

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.

8:30pm, $10

http://julienwilson.com/

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