303 Gig Guide
Apr
21
to May 10

303 Gig Guide

Saturday 21st April – ‘funk, rock’

Rathdowne Wrecka Stow Day: Lake Minnetonka + FOSSE

4pm, donation entry

www.facebook.com/events/187758215342874

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Cheetstreet + David Ritchie & The Neighbours + Seńor Quinn

8pm

www.facebook.com/events/1613443035403690

 

Sunday 22nd April – ‘indie soul & jazz, folk, exp’

John Dahli (UK)

5pm

www.facebook.com/JohnDhaliOfficial

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Not My Scene: Yffer

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/Yffer-328943072090

 

Monday 23rd April – ‘rock, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/161592664642863

 

Tuesday 24th April – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

 

Wednesday 25th April – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘B For Chicken’ + Monkestra

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic

 

Thursday 26th April – ‘funk, soul, rock’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Buttered Loaf

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/Buttered-Loaf-34729389745

 

Friday 27th April – ‘mystic folk’

Wendy Rule

8pm, $20

www.facebook.com/events/152036428808491

 

Saturday 28th April – ‘launch’

China Beach + Easy Browns TSCJB + Bonewoman

8pm, $12 pre/$15 door

www.facebook.com/events/551926858499199

 


Sunday 29th April – ‘jazz, folk, exp’

Not My Scene: Yffer

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/Yffer-328943072090

 

Monday 30th April – ‘jazz’

Bohjass

8pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Tuesday 1st May – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free

www.muk.com.au

 

Wednesday 2nd May – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘B For Chicken’

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic

 

Thursday 3rd May – ‘funk, soul, rock’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

PSI PHI

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/events/1787196571303187

 

Friday 4th May – ‘hip hop, launch’

Kmodo + Cadet X + Prymate + Ninah Nicole + Motley + Caution + Ra

7pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/events/200456790732429

 

Saturday 5th May – ‘rock’

Cranes Against Clouds + Exquisitor + Stephen Grady + James Barlow

8pm, free enty

www.facebook.com/cranesagainstcloudsband

 

Sunday 6th May – ‘jazz, folk, exp’

Not My Scene: On Diamond

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/Yffer-328943072090

 

Monday 7th May – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 

Tuesday 8th May – ‘film‘

Cinecult303

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/groups/CineCult303

 

Wednesday 9th May – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘B For Chicken’

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic

 

Thursday 10th May – ‘exp disco surf groove’

Ogopogo + guests

8pm

www.facebook.com/ogopogoband

 

 

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Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Buttered Loaf

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

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

8pm, $10

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Wendy Rule
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Wendy Rule

WENDY RULE - Melbourne Concert

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


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

www.wendyrule.com

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

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

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Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

China Beach + Easy Browns Truckstop Chicken Jam Band + Bonewoman

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China Beach have been riding the waves, playing numerous gigs, festivals, parties, supports etc and have decided it is time to find a place to make a little party.
This is your chance to join us in celebrating the release of our first single, 'My Mind' at our first headline show for the year.
We want this to be a night to remember for our special friends so we have decided to bring in some fantastic support.

Easy Browns Truckstop Chicken Jam Band - Seriously fingerlickin music. Easy Browns are a wild chicken thick shake of Psychedlic Rawkusness. They will have you in a twist with their mindboggling use of time and are an original delight to behold.

Bōnewoman - Mixing up Psychic Neo Soul Jazz with a nice bit of thump. This group are making their own mark, the music will connect and make you feel good and they are sonically and visually super interesting. Get amongst.

$12 Presale + BF
$15 on the door

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Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Eastmint presents: "Not My Scene" On Diamond

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

APRIL is featuring:
April 8th, 15th and 22nd: A three week residency by Yffer
April 29th: On Diamond one off show

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

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

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

YFFER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwblVCUP8TE
ON DIAMOND:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doabKarMZ6c

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Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

Bohjass

 

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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Klub M.U.K
May
1
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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May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Julien Wilson Band

Tonight starts a new chapter in our 303 residency. TWO BANDS (for the price of none) Free entry but donations always most welcome and gratefully accepted:


7.30pm: TIRIO
Zac O'Connell Alto sacks
Luke Andresen drums
Theo Carbo guitar

9pm: Julien Wilson presents
Leigh Fisher - drums
Javier Fredes - percussion
Sam Keevers - keys
Harry Tinney - guitar
Hiroki Finn Hoshino - bass

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
7:00 PM19:00

Kmodo -EP Launch

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'Kmodo'.
I'm a 19 year old rapper who was raised in the Northside of Melbourne city.

On the 4th of May, I would like to invite you all down for a big night of top quality underground Hip-Hop at Bar 303, on High St, Northcote. For the very first time, I will be performing my recently recorded, 6 track debut EP titled 'In 2 Wishin'. I had been working on this EP for a few months now and I am so keen to get on stage and showcase it to you all with the help of Tate Volitakis on the decks. Shout out to the crazy line up of Mc's that will be supporting me on the night. Much love to everyone involved ♥ ♥ ♥

Supporting Acts :
CADET X
Prymate - ThePrimitiveone
Ninah Nicole
Motley
Caution
Ra

10$ Entry, 18 + Event.
Doors open @ 7:00 PM
Open Mic @ 7:30 PM
Sound Curfew - 1:00 AM
Venue closes @ 3:AM

#Nine2Five

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Yarra Banks 303 Jam

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The Yarra Banks Jam is back on for the first and third Monday of every month, featuring the inimitable face melter Raleigh Williams on vocals, plus our totally pimped out house band of salty Melbourne sea dogs [not actually salty, or sea dogs...a little bit salty maybe]. Bring your horn, guitar, sticks or whatever else you can make noise with down to Bar 303 on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, and scratch that soul, blues, jazz and funk itch you know you have, before it turns into a rash.


Jamming starts 8:15pm.

free entry

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Peanut Noir Comedy

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

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

TUES 17 JAN @7.30pm FREE ENTRY

Your host for the evening is Alex Chilton

This month’s stellar cast includes:

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

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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Jun
3
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

The Guild is back in full swing and Melbourne's songwriting mecca is looking beautiful as Autumn brings warm days and cool nights.  For some the Easter break is for chocolate and reflection, or camping and buns, for the Guild it is community and music. Music is always the best way to share - but bring some goodies too if you like!
This session we will be hearing from:
Mats Björklund

Arty Redsocks

Mitch Bullen

Nathan Chapman

Patrick Evans and Cyril Moran

Ruth Parker

Augustine Ang

Phil Young

Ann Poore

Christina Green

See you there!

www.facebook.com/darebinsongwritersguild

Darebin Songwriters Guild was established for songwriters in the City of Darebin [Melbourne] to meet, collaborate and perform. All are welcome to events.

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Smiling Politely - comedy
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Smiling Politely - comedy

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

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

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

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

MC DAISY BERRY

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

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

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

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Melbourne Polytechnic Music Performance Diploma & Advanced Diploma Recitals

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

www.facebook.com/melbpolymusic

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Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Not My Scene: Yffer

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

APRIL is featuring:
April 8th, 15th and 22nd: A three week residency by Yffer
April 29th: On Diamond one off show

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

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

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

YFFER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwblVCUP8TE
ON DIAMOND:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doabKarMZ6c

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Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Cheetstreet + David Ritchie & The Neighbours + Seńor Quinn

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An eclectic but solid mix of Indie rock n roll, electro, garage/psych rock, 6' 7" drummers, little looped big bangin ukelele action from the 60's till now and projected into the future but with a retro fit. Soulful, funky, electro, acoustic etc. Too much to mention. What more could you want?! Come down to Bar 303 and gratuitously rock out without a care! The only regret you'll have, is if you don't rock on down to to Bar 303 avenue. You won't catch us with our pants down! Or maybe you will?!

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Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Rathdowne Wrecka Stow Day Show

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After many years of successful live instore performances, Rathdowne Records are moving their live RSD component across the street to Bar 303. FOSSE is the solo project of Silver Lining's Francoise D'Argent, and she'll be warming up the stage from 4, then Lake Minnetonka will purify you with the gangster funk of the Melbourneapolis sound.

Rathdowne Wrecka Stow Day Show
Bar 303
4pm - FOSSE
4:45pm-6 Lake Minnetonka
Entry by Donation

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Asylum Sis†ers & Giant Clam + Fritzwicky + Good Grief

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Asylum Sis†ers
A local 4 piece industrial metal electro band- Asylum Sisters. Originally from Los Angeles, these dirty talents have been around for a few years now and over the years not one show hasn't drawn in a massive crowd. They are extremely vibrant, great entertainers and fun enough to play for a massive crowd of alternative lovers. I can honestly say they would do amazing as a line up act. Not your average metal act, which is why they would be successful.

Giant Clam
Math-Prog 5 piece with big, wonky tunes, formed in 2015.
Featuring members from Grotto, Future Corpse, Lopaka, Space Cadet.
Things go from noodley to twinkly to epic but the band is mostly either counting while looking at each other or looking at the floor. FFO: Trailer Park Boys, Smokes, Other stuff, etc.

Fritzwicky
Formed in Melbourne in 2008, Fritzwicky bring a unique mix of influences together in a mix of experimental alt-rock. Fritzwicky have a reputation for unpredictable, high energy live shows and a penchant for not taking themselves seriously enough.

Good Grief
Shoegaze/Post-Rock 5 piece who play some gloomy stuff that gets big, while being haunted by the spidery voice of a talented vocal web-slinger. Featuring the entirety of Minorfauna as members.

Doors at 7PM, bands start at 8PM.
$10 entry or $5 concession

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Forever twenty#2

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Come have a big ol’ birthday boogie at Bar303.

To get them party vibes happening we got:

The Luke Seymoup Band
Joe Giuton & The Suicide Tuesday
The Anxious Type

And some yet to be announced soloists

It’ll be fun and there could be cake but like who knows.

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Apr
10
6:30 AM06:30

Cinecult303: ‘Deadly Prey' & 'Killer Workout'

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CineCult303 is back, with a cracking double feature of David A. Prior films!
Not just any David A. Prior films, mind you, but the TWO BEST FILMS HE MADE IN 1987 (for the record, yes, he released more than two films in 1987).

Why 1987, you ask? Well, it's the year of CineCult303 host Liam's birth. Why do you give a shit, you ask? Well, Imaginary Rude Person, because April 10th is his birthday, and you should feel obligated to come along to this double feature to hang out with him.

Plus the films are super fun!

First up is DEADLY PREY (1987). This film is sort of a rip-off of First Blood and The Most Dangerous Game, where a Vietnam veteran is kidnapped and hunted by mercenaries. But don't let that plot get in the way of 80 super-duper homoerotic minutes of our star running around in cut-off jeans while covered in baby oil. It's hypnotic, and wonderful.
It also features a supportive performance by B-movie character actor extraordinaire Cameron Mitchell, who delivers what may be the greatest monologue in the history of film.

Then, the REAL weirdness starts when we trade homoeroticism for grunge and lechery, in KILLER WORKOUT (1987) (aka AEROBICIDE). A lurid slasher film set in a gym, featuring more lycra than an over-50s bike race in Sandringham.
The film plays kind of like an American take on a Giallo film, with nonsensical plotting, bonkers twists and characters, but it never stops being amazing, weird fun.

Come along, get Liam drunk, and watch some compulsively enjoyable weirdness.

There will be prizes, inebriated introductions to the films by your host, and comfortable, sticky couches.

As always, a gold coin donation is required to help us keep the strangeness flowing.

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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Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

FOLKAMANIA 2018

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Here it is! For the first time ever... the SHOW OF SHOWS on the GRANDEST STAGE OF THEM ALL:

FOLKAMANIA 2018 at Bar 303.

And in honour of this historic event, the powers that be have organised FOUR HUGE MATCHES:

Kicking it off in a SPECIAL EXHIBITION MATCH:
Chris Butler (Late Nights) vs. Jack Lundie

Then, the new INTERCONTINENTAL FOLK-PUNK CHAMPION in his first title defense:
David Grimson vs. Joe Guiton

Followed by, a huge match to crown the first ever FOLK-PUNK TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS:
Victoria Meehan & Co. vs. Catholic Guilt

And, finally, in a massive FATAL 4-WAY MAIN EVENT:
Luke Seymoup (w/ band) vs. Mount Defiance vs. Hey Harriett (ADL) vs. Lukewarm Iced Tea

Doors from 4pm
$10 entry

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Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

AND HE SANG + AND HE SANG

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AND HE SANG is back to play the first show in nearly 2 years!!! Don't miss this opportunity to hear live tracks across both albums and a couple of surprises. Join AND HE SANG with very special guest AND HE SANG on Friday April 6 at Bar 303 Northcote.
Doors 8:00pm
Entry $8.00

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Apr
5
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
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Young Band + Bohjass + Slipper

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Saturday 31st March @ Bar 303 High St Northcote

11pm

Christopher Young Band CD Launch

"Digital Analogue"

 

Christopher Young is proud to release his new album of original material with his new band featuring
Christopher Young : Bass Clarinet/Flute and Soprano Saxophone
Ali Watts : Electric Bass
Daniel Brates : Drums
Tony Norris : Trumpet

Proudly supported by

Bohjass @

9/30pm
Tim Pledger's wild band of original music.

Tim Pledger :Saxophone
Belinda Woods : Flutes
Ali Watts : Bass
Daniel Brates : Drums
Brae Grimes : Trumpet
Luigi Portararo : Percussion
Chris Lewis : Percussion
Oscar France : Keyboards
Mick Power : Guitar

Slipper @ 8/30pm

Ali Watts band playing his beautifully crafted compositions.

featuring diego villalta on guitar, sam boon on saxophone.

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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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Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

West African Drum & Dance Party

Our colourful show will portray West African culture through rhythms, songs, and movement incorporating African dance and drumming at its best with Aboriginal didgeridoo. Come and see our high energy blend of West African and Aboriginal culture . An original performance, not seen anywhere else.

The evening will include:

Mic Neda

Azonto Mix (DJ Marrs and DJ Vyruz

Shabba/Dancer (Ghana

Kofi Kunkpe/Drummer (Ghana

Julius Bright Sackey/Dancer (Ghana

Nii Kpakpo Addo/Dancer (Ghana

Mohamed Camra ( Guinea

Doors Open at 8:00PM

Entry fee $20

www.facebook.com/events/188302414867328

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Constables + Russia + Teenage Dads + Jimmy Harwood

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The Constables are dragging their funkiness over to Bar 303 to continue the celebration of the recent single launch; 'Luxury'.
Fri March 23rd | doors at 8pm | $10

Joining them with be other Melbournian legends-
Russia- https://www.facebook.com/russiamusicx/
Teenage Dads- https://www.facebook.com/teenagedads/
Jimmy Harwood- https://www.facebook.com/JimmyHarwoodMelbourne/

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Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

High Street Screamers

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High Street Screamers are back! After a packed out debut performance, we are hitting the ground running in 2018.

We are pulling out all the stops for this one and putting on a History of Big Band music. We are starting with music from the 30s and 40s and paying tribute to the great modern big bands of Maynard Fergusson and Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band.

This is a show not to be missed!

Entry by donation.

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Mar
17
to Mar 19

Reggae 303 front bar free

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You are kindly invited to a nice and easy night of reggae music at Bar 303 on this coming Saturday 17th March.
Instead of the usual sound system session, please join us in the front bar for a night of revival roots and foundation rockers, rub a dub, digital and dubwise.

your selectors for the night
Jack Driscoll
Rick Howe
Sergi Exodus
Tim Kanjere Higher Region
JS Sparrow

Cool drinks off the bar.
tunes run 8pm, free entry

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Housemate Of Mine + LAMA + Dan Purdy

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Local rock outfit HOUSEMATE OF MINE play their first show of 2018 at Northcote's gem, Bar 303. The boys have enjoyed a good break over the summer but are now prepared to embark on the long road to launching their debut record in November this year! 

Lead singer and self-proclaimed 'ball-breaker' of the band, Ian Gribbin, often refers to the sound as Oz-Stoner-Prog-Pub-Rock... but he's also full of shit so get on up to 303 Friday March 16th and you be the judge.

 

Sharing the stage, all the way from their new home in Germany, non-other than psych-jammers LAMA (trio), and opening, the dulcet tones of Mr Dan Purdy!

 

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Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Murray + Simon Imrei + Emma Yarosh

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Nick Murray w/ Simon Imrei + Emma Yarosh // Bar 303 - Thursday 15th March

Nick Murray – The "Hell You Made" Tour - Melbourne - March 2018

“Remindful of a late Townes Van Zandt, Murray’s gothic take on the genre is simple, yet brain-rattling; relatable, yet completely detached from reality. His music is a giant contradiction that exudes authenticity…a man no blues fan can afford to miss.” – Happy Magazine, 2015

“…the slide guitarist bares his soul, exuding a rustic, country aura…Australia’s own Derek Trucks gets his guitar quivering with emotion.” – Rhythms Magazine, 2016

Nick Murray is heading back out on the Australian roads for the “Hell You Made” Tour throughout 2018. Since releasing his debut EP “Blue Fruits” in 2016 and the live album “The Van Sessions” in 2017, Murray has honed his craft, refining his sound and his message. With a collection of new songs and a fire in the belly, he is embarking on a national tour starting in Melbourne. Nick Murray is a Sydney-based Folk-Blues 'n' Roots singer-songwriter. His songs deal with current issues surrounding social injustice and environmental damage. Drawing from his folk roots, Nick brings his story-telling abilities to those who will listen. His distinct acoustic slide guitar sound and energetic vocals create a refreshing foundation for his musical message. With his imposing stature and roaring voice, Nick Murray is not one to be ignored.

Simon Imrei

Melbourne singer/songwriter Simon Imrei returns with Let Go, the first single off his forthcoming second studio album, The Sum of Scenes, and the first release since Imrei’s debut album, Branching Inward. A seasoned live performer, having toured with the likes of The Basics, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Nicholas Roy & more, 2017-18 marks a return to performing his original music and reconnecting with audiences in both intimate acoustic settings, as well as in venues and festivals with his full band lineup.

Hailing from the Mornington Peninsula, Simon spent his childhood riding in the back of cars along tree-lined roads and through quiet towns listening to the catchy choruses and the pop sensibility of 80s radio. At home, it was his parents’ record collection which paired the storytelling songs of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan with the bluesy guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix and Santana. It wasn’t until after a family Christmas spent in Geelong with his grandfather, listening to jazz and watching his uncle play Buddy Rich rudiments on the drums, that Simon discovered his love for rhythm. This underlying aspect of movement and groove has underpinned his guitar playing and songwriting ever since.

Emma Yarosh

Over the last couple of years, singer/songwriter Emma Yarosh has quickly carved out a reputation across Melbourne’s south-east for her effortlessly smooth and heartfelt renditions of modern favorites and unique interpretations of well-known classics. Emma has also been preparing to record her debut EP of her original material in 2018.

In this time, Emma has also had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of Melbourne’s most acclaimed up and coming live acts. Having supported energetic street-performer duo Barely Standing at one of their local shows, Emma has gone on to be part of the inaugural Women’s Guitar Collective in Northcote, perform as part of the Ruby Gill Trio at the Paris Cat Jazz Club (Melbourne) and host & appear at the St Kilda showcase, Songs In The South. In late 2017, Emma performed with Aussie rockers Kingswood on their Australian tour as a backing vocalist.

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Mar
11
3:30 PM15:30

Tom Cartoonist's CD Launch w/Dan Purdey & Tim Woodz

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To kick off the year in style, Tom will be releasing a limited run of home-recorded CDs! These will be available to the first chunk of people through the door, so get in quick. But don't worry if we've run out of discs by the time you come down, as there'll also be a selection of Tom's cartoon prints complimentary of the house (the house being Tom. Just to clarify that for you. Thanks.)
And very happy to have the charming Dan Purdey and groovy Tim Woodz as the opening musical acts for the day.
Looking forward to seeing you at 303 :-)

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