303 Gig Guide
Nov
19
to Dec 4

303 Gig Guide

Sunday 19th November – ‘album launch’

Max Rudd + Bec Goring

5pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/events/171946010024831

 

 

Monday 20th November - ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 


Tuesday 21st November – ‘comedy‘

Peanut Noir Comedy

7:30pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/905060622991872

 

Wednesday 22nd November – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘Beeforchicken’ Quartet

8:30pm, $10

 

http://julienwilson.com

 

Thursday 23rd November – ‘rock’

The Surreal Estate Agents + Leo Creighton + Little Rituals

8:30pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/events/1456605707765071

 


Friday 24th November – ‘punk, rock’

The Beggars’ Way + Social Skills + The Devours

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/335446186864993

 


Saturday 25th November – ‘sound systems’

Sound Dimensions: Jungle meets Reggae

8pm, free entry

www.facebook.com/events/453074148427418

 


Sunday 26th November – ‘folk, alt country & jazz, world’

The Shifties + Greg Steps + Joyce Prescher + Hannah Potte

4pm, $5

www.facebook.com/events/1255865814517305

+

SHOL + Lo Res

8:30pm

www.facebook.com/events/1937210719938234

 

 

Monday 27th November - ‘cabaret’

Be You, Broadway Unplugged

7pm

www.facebook.com/events/2009849305943583

 


Tuesday 28th November – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/SmilingPolitelyComedy

 

Wednesday 29th November – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘Beeforchicken’ Quartet

8:30pm, $10

http://julienwilson.com

 

Thursday 30th November – ‘blues, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Jackson Four

8pm doors, $10
 
www.facebook.com/events/128260611196548

 

Friday 1st December – ‘rock, hip hop, punk jazz edm’

Lazer Baby + Sofala + WOY

8pm

www.facebook.com/events/299627807203711

 

Saturday 2nd December – ‘multi instrumental & world, jazz’

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

3pm, free

www.facebook.com/events/1746582422311105

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Samassin + The Anecdote + Stephen McCulloch

8pm, $15/$10

www.facebook.com/events/353702398410976

 


Sunday 3rd December – ‘songwriters’

Darebin Songwriters Guild

3:30pm, donation

www.facebook.com/darebinsongwritersguild

+

Imogen Pemberton + Oliver Downes

7:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/196468094259799

 

 

Monday 4th December – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 

Tuesday 5th December – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free

www.muk.com.au

 

Wednesday 6th December – ‘jazz’

Fight Club: Peon + I Hold The Lion's Paw

8pm

www.facebook.com/peonmelb

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Nov
22
8:30 PM20:30

Julien Wilson 'Beeforchicken' 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/

www.facebook.com/julienwilsonmusic

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Nov
23
8:30 PM20:30

The Surreal Estate Agents + Leo Creighton + Little Rituals

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The Surreal Estate Agents are a four piece rock band hailing from Tasmania. Their music and live performance combines classic rock styled progressions with a strong driving rhythm section topped off with rich lyrical content.

They have played venues across the country supporting acts such as Neil Finn, Meg Mac, Killing Heidi and more.

They have released a new array of music in 2017 and will be performing at Bar 303 as part of their 'If It Aint Broken National Tour'.

W/ Special Guests: Leo Creighton, Little Rituals

Doors 8:30 - Entry: $10

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Nov
24
to Nov 26

The Beggars' Way + Social Skills + The Devours

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Our debut album, "Higher Ground', turns 1 this November, and we thought what better way to celebrate than to get a bunch of mates together, have a bunch of beers, and go back to where it all began!
Our mates Social Skills and The Devours are jumping on board, and as this will be our LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR.. we intend on making it a biggie. All our merch will be going at discounted prices... and we intend on partying long into the night. So come one, come all!!

Doors at 8pm, tenner on the door!!

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Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00

SHOL + Lo Res

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Bohjass @ 7:00pm

SHOL @ 8:30pm

Christopher Skepper-trumpet
Chris Pappas-tenor sax
Nashua Lee-guitar
John O'Hagan-dbass
Chris Lewis-drums

www.facebook.com/sholmusic

www.facebook.com/LoResMelbourneBand

 

SHOL’s music has its roots in the band’s love of hard bop and free jazz, paying homage to the masters - Miles Davis, Coltrane, Shorter, Blakey, Cecil Taylor, Mingus, Monk; the list goes on. Yet this uniquely Australian sound lives completely in the present day, imbued with a sense of energetic urgency that unreservedly demands attention.

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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

www.facebook.com/pg/jacksonfourquartet

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
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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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
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)
$15/10 on the door

www.facebook.com/samassin

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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Dec
3
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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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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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Dec
4
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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Klub M.U.K
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Klub M.U.K

Let There Be Uke!

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


7:00pm, Free.


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

www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelekollective


http://www.myspace.com/melbourneukulelekollective
 

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

 

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Cinecult303:

CineCult303 scours the Earth to find you the greatest in weirdness and greatness from all corners of the globe. In November, we jump back to the present to screen the Ugandan action-epic WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX?

Written, directed, edited, shot etc etc by Nabwana I.G.G. for his ultra-low-budget 'Wakaliwood' studio, WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX is Uganda's first action film. I.G.G. remixes parts of his favourite foreign films along wtih elements of local folk storytelling and contemporary Ugandan culture with off-the-shelf equipment, and makes the delirious, fun WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX?

Captain Alex, a soldier, tries to take down the Tiger Mafia, the local gang that controls Kampala. After he turns up (SPOILER!) dead, we are left wondering... WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX? Will we find out? Is the movie even concerned with its titular question? Is the answer to all these questions 'no'? Yes!

The Wakaiwood films are homemade affairs, with locals taking part in every element of production. And for that extra-authentic Ugandan touch, the copy we have comes with a VJ ("video joker") audio track that plays with the movie. The VJ is common to Ugandan films, where in movie halls, there will be a VJ who has a mic hooked up to the audio and talks over the films, adding in their own jokes and hot takes about what's on screen. The VJ is translator, emcee, roaster, booster, and travel guide in one.

The film itself is only 68 minutes long, so a fun short or two will play with the screening.

As always, a gold coin donation is asked for to help keep the weirdness flowing.

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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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Dec
19
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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Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Leroys 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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Jan
4
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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Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

Maximillian Album Launch

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Maximillian is the debut self-titled album of Maximillian Rudd. The independent release is the first album co-produced by ARIA nominated singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd. The record glimpses the colliding worlds of instrumental guitar culture and the Americas, where Brazilian flair and velocity meets New Orleans grit.
With support from fellow Surf Coast singer-songwriter and fiend of the frets, Bec Goring, this Sunday session promises young, raw and unfettered musical talent for seasoned ears.

 

Link to presale, Facebook event and website:

https://www.facebook.com/events/171946010024831/

https://www.trybooking.com/SQJN

https://www.maximillianrudd.com

 

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Front bar acoustic party: Late Nights + The Berkeley Hunts + Joe Guiton + Ben Jones + Chris Cavallo

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Late Nights are back are more acoustic than ever!

Taking a well deserved break from painstakingly recording 2 songs in the studio they have decided to blow off some steam by throwing an acoustic party at 303 front bar on Thursday November 16th!

They will be performing the smash hits you all know and love from their chart topping debut Ep "Tennis" as well as their two new revolutionary upcoming tracks, set to take the music world by storm.

Check out our debut Ep here:
Facebook.com/latenightsmb
latenightsmb.bandcamp.com
https://youtu.be/T04MaUuJdgY

Joining the line up:
The Berkeley Hunts
Joe Guiton (The suicide Tuesdays)
Ben Jones (The Beggars Way)
Chris Cavallo

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Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

Boadz plays Robert Johnson

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

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

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Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Soul Lab + Afrobeat Collective + Torbreck

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Fresh off of their stellar performance at Crown Palladium for the Victorian Training Awards, SOUL LAB is set to hit the stage at 303 in November to deliver their brand of Soul, RnB and Funk covers! Featuring a set that ranges from old school Motown hits all the way to contemporary RnB, SOUL LAB is sure to get the party pumping!

But what’s a party without friends?!

Along for the ride are TORBRECK, a brand new ensemble committed to creating crazy tunes that show off their genre blending antics and THE AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE a group whose pulsating rhythms and catchy grooves are guaranteed to get you moving.

If you’re keen for a boogie and a good time, grab a friend and head down.

 

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Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Dear Matilda + Wally Howlett + Ronny Rufus + Violet Tolhurst

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WHAT IS THIS? AN EVEN SPLIT BILL? DO THEY EVEN EXIST? WELL THEY DO NOW!?

Dear Matilda and Bar 303 present to you the even split bill with talented Melbourne songwriters Wally Howlett & The Chest Hairs, Ronny-Rufus and Violet Tolhurst. Singing swinging tunes to warm you heart and melt your mind.

Be there to support local talent, drink some nice cool bevs and have a boogie with us!

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Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Stranger Cole (JAM) - Up Close Tour feat. The Moonhops

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Newport Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady Festival + Roots Collective Present: Stranger Cole (JAM) and The Moonhops - UP CLOSE TOUR.

His name may be "Stranger" but he's no stranger to the city that has been his second home since his visit in 2010 at the invitation of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.

The beloved Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae pioneer returns to Melbourne in November for two intimate shows at Bar 303 (Saturday 11 November) and the Reggae Cruise (Saturday 18 November).

Despite a tremendous cult following and the potential to sell out large venues, Stranger has deliberately chosen to do only two select shows - giving his "Melbourne family", as he calls them, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear and experience Jamaican music royalty up close and personal.

PBS FM musicologist Mohair Slim has curated a special set list that will see Stranger Cole perform his biggest hits (Bangarang, Artibella, Rough and Tough etc.) and also some incredible ska, rocksteady and reggae rarities he has never played before on world stages.

Providing backing sounds is Melbourne all-star aggregation, The Moonhops. For this very special occassion, they will feature a full horn section and guests.

Tickets for 303:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/stranger-cole-jamaica-the-moonhops-up-close-tour/99164#CpDBXI7ot5GBkf4u.99

Tickets for The Reggae Cruise:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/reggae-cruise-10-tickets-38625089683

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen Foster + Reece Campbell + Stevie Renee

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Steve, Reece and Stevie's Final Recital:


STEPHEN FOSTER:
For the past two years, Stephen has been mostly present throughout a music performance course at Melbourne Polytechnic.
To celebrate the culmination of his studies he will take to the stage and be noisy for a little bit. But not too long.
Some of this noise may sound vaguely remeniscent of artists such as the Gorillaz, Nick Cave and the bad seeds, or that drunk friend that sings too loudly at karaoke.
He hopes to see you there, and would like to remind you that he's a rum drinker.
Karaoke will most likely follow.

REECE CAMPBELL:
Hailing from the Victorian country metropolis of Bendigo, Reece has worked tirelessly, day and night (but never in the early morning) to concoct a smorgasbord of delectable tunes to satisfy your ear-holes. He'll be performing a mixture of covers, by artists such as Guthrie Govan and Andy McKie, as well as some original tunes by artists such as Reece Campbell. Come treat yourself (as well as Reece's inflated ego) to 40 minutes of self-indulgence!

STEVIE RENEE:
Stevie's first gig was performed from behind a rubbish bin at the tender age of seven. Shortly after, she was wrestling a Grammy "Kanye-style", from that very same bin, and has now rightfully claimed the spotlight.
Heavily influenced by Fleetwood Mac and Paramore, she will attempt to dazzle you with a mix of covers and originals, carefully selected for you by her team of underpaid associates.
A challenging, yet truly wonderful couple of years at Melbourne Polytechnic has led her to this very moment.

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Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Monique Angele + Phisha + Jess Parker & the Troubled Waters

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A night of unforgettable music - from operatic piano pop, folky swamp-blues, and extreme alternative virtuosic acoustic guitar.

Monique Angele is a unique emerging Canadian singer-songwriter currently based in Australia. Her music blends both classical and pop elements in a style that exhibits both pianistic finesse and soaring vocals. Monique's performance history makes her no stranger to the stage, possessing a background in solo piano and voice repertoire, opera and musical theatre. She is currently working on her full length album set to be released in 2018.
https://www.moniqueangele.com/

Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters are a folky swamp-blues duo from rainy Melbourne. Their trampling rhythms, howling guitar licks and swooning, dark Australiana vocals are sure to leave a lasting hickey bruise on your mind. https://jessparkermusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Phisha makes music you need to SEE not just HEAR...
Solo acoustic guitar doesn't have to to be boring...
Phisha performs a unique style of percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar with intriguing techniques,
But then takes it a step further by incorporating it around deep, meaningful songwriting and a melodic voice that can tell a story.

Come see and hear for yourself...

https://www.youtube.com/user/Phishamusic

Cover $5
Music starts at 8pm

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Unbelievable Truth + Suldusk + Seasons Tomb

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It's National Doughnut Day in America, but here, November 5th is the day to get down to Northcote for some killer tunes!
The Unbelievable Truth is back for another gig, joined once again by the awesome doom metal outfit Seasons Tomb, as well as our new friends, Doom Folk duo Suldusk!
Doors open at 7PM, tickets are $10 at the door.
Hope to see you there 🤘🏻

The Unbelievable Truth:
http://unbelievabletruthband.com/

Seasons Tomb:
https://soundcloud.com/seasons-tomb

Suldusk:
https://suldusk1.bandcamp.com/

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Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Newtown Story + MF Jones + Therapy Dog + Social Skills + Matt Christensen

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Huge lineup of bands playing acoustic sets in the 303 band room. Young gun Matt Christensen kicking off the night followed by Social Skills' brother duo with some wholesome husky tunes. Therapy Dog will make you feel things like happiness, sadness or regret for attending the gig. MF Jones are unofficially the coolest Melbourne band around according to Josh, the expert on such things and Pop-punk pioneers Newtown Story and closing the night off. Entry is free but donations of money and/or alcohol are appreciated.
Peace out

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Cadet X WTMU Album Launch

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Cadet X is a 19 year old hip-hop artist from Northcote. Taking inspiration from old school and 90's hip-hop and combining it with modern influences, he has been working on his debut album W.T.M.U, produced in collaboration with fellow members of the creative collective 925. Consistently releasing music on soundcloud and performing at numerous gigs, Cadet X is showing to be an exciting up and coming addition to the Melbourne hip-hop scene.

Come down to Bar 303 to celebrate the release of Cadet X's debut album "W.T.M.U". See the album performed in full for the first time.

Support acts from Kmodo, The Primitive One, and Motley.

$5 entry at the door

Get down and see you there

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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Po Boys

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

We either made them or stole from Booker T.

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

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Hammond: Andreas

Drums: Dan

Bass: Jamie

Guit: Nate


Extra special guests are also playing.

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Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

Soft Power

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A MALAISE can be best described as a slump, a discomfort that at times can be felt through the fingers, yet can just as easily disappear. In a moment of synchronicity, Soft Power take to the front bar of Bar 303 to challenge the slump with a sneak peak of some unreleased and unheard material that may be featured on a new album (wink wink). And in another moment of unseen delight, Seth Henderson will be performing solo and tantalising your hearts with folkloric stories filled with wanderlust and yearning. Only 5 bucks on the door. Come get it!

www.facebook.com/sftpwrmusic

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This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurjundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignity was never ceded - always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Babel Fish + Bright Light Empire + The Lucy Lockett Band

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Babel Fish are back!
After an amazing first gig we are looking forward to bringing the good vibes once again. We want dancing, we want a party and we want GOOD TIMES!!!!!

To help us with this we are going to be performing with some good old friends so bring the party shoes and get ready to have an amazing time.

(amazing time in not garanteed, please be careful if you have heart conditions and please party responsably....... NOOOOTTTTT!!!!)

Bright Light Empire 9pm
Babel Fish (Headlining) 10pm
The Lucy Lockett Band 11pm

FREE ENTRY

 

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Geotech #6 - Underground Electronic Music

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Slice Records presents: Geotech #6

FREE ENTRY


Geotech is a monthly night at Bar 303 featuring Underground Electronic Music from local artists.
This installment showcases an ecletic mix of original and diverse styles not adhereing to any specific genre or scene!

Featuring:
SQUIDDY FIDDLER
SAPIEN
XTIAN
THOGAL
SYMMETRIX
RED EYE EXPRESS
JIMMI-WOODS
FATE AEFFECT
STICKLEBACK
Visuals by EAR MIND EYE

SAPIEN
https://soundcloud.com/sapiensoundtrack
Sapien is a story teller, combining elements of the ancient past, the living present and the technological future, carefully constructed into frequencies that resonate on a level that transcends language, and is left to each person to interpret in a way that is unique to their own self in that specific moment of time.

SQUIDDY FIDDLER
https://soundcloud.com/random-lamb
Brandishing an inconsistant and eclectic range of experimental electronica, often left loose awkwardly in the 'mix', Squiddy encourages an appreciation for the ragged and freyed edges of music, and hopes one might engage in a delightfully short lived chance to spout vacuous musical platitudes

XTIAN
https://soundcloud.com/xtian-1
In the last 10 years Xtian has been continuously collaborating with other artists, producing, mixing, djing and publishing music online. Xtian's sounds are phat, creamy and chunky, an overall electronic style with funk, psy, tech and classic influences.

THOGAL
https://soundcloud.com/user-538188521

SYMMETRIX
https://soundcloud.com/symmetrixbeats
Symmetrix formed in Melbourne, in 2013 with the vision of creating a sound that would combine both her love of electronica with indie pop and a bit of rock music thrown in for good measure. Symmetix music draws influence from 80’s inspired synth/electro pop with layered samples, laptop, beats and guitars.

RED EYE EXPRESS
https://soundcloud.com/redeyeexpress
Sharing a back ground in rock music and electronic music, Red Eye Express is a fusion of their influences, with the production nous of ARIA award winning producer Simon Polinski and augumented by the programming skills of Christopher Innes & John Crombie (from The Omm Squad) and the dexterity of multi-instrumentalist Rob McPherson (AKA Garagee).

JIMMI-WOODS
https://soundcloud.com/jimmi-woods
Experimental electronic musician who could be considered a genre crosser who underpins his sound with tech infused grooves.

WWW.SLICERECORDS.COM.AU
WWW.SLICERECORDS.BANDCAMP.COM

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Oct
26
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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Oct
25
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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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Bieniek Trio + Tala Raga

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Times: 7:00 Tala Raga (1 set) 8:00 CB Trio (Set 1) 9:00 CB Trio (Set 2) Entry $10

‘Tala Raga’, a new contemporary jazz ensemble led by pianist / keyboardist Louise Goh, performing original compositions characterised by heavy grooves and soaring melodies. Featuring Gideon Brazil on tenor sax, Craig Strain on electric bass, Chris Broomhead on drums, and Louise Goh on keys.

Chris Bieniek Trio will be performing original compositions inspired by modern Jazz, R&B and fusion off Chris’s new album ‘The Velvet Worm’. Featuring Jordan Tarento bass, Kieran Rafferty on drums and Chris Bieniek on guitar. Check out the Velvet Worm on Bandcamp : http://chrisbieniek.bandcamp.com/album/the-velvet-worm

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Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Hip Streets + Miles Henry Trio

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7:30pm, $10, 7 Piece Funk & Soul Band

Melbourne band The Hip Streets bring a fresh take on the classic funk and soul sound. After honing their craft busking on Melbourne's city streets they have quickly gained a reputation as a formidable live band and crowd favourite amongst Melbourne's vibrant music scene.

Known for tight grooves, a mighty horn section and an energetic stage presence, they fuse the sound of the 1970's with a modern feel.

Whether playing a headline show, corporate event or a spontaneous performance around town, The Hip Streets will get you up and dancing.

www.facebook.com/thehipstreets

 

 

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Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Josh Johnstone + Wally Howlett & The Chest Hairs + Tim Woodz & The Dirty Shoes

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Line up: Josh Johnstone, Wally Howlett & The Chest Hairs, Tim Woodz & The Dirty Shoes

 

Door Price: $10

Grandstand Agency Presents - From Fremantle, Western Australia - The Josh Johnstone Band, live at Bar 303 in Melbourne on Sunday 22nd October 2017 with Wally Howlett & Brewsky. Josh Johnstone is currently nearing the end of a 3 month European tour with his latest single 'Just What It Is" - available now on Spotify, Itunes and more.. Check out the new music video, which was filmed on a 7 hour drive in the Australian Outback: https://youtu.be/3bnXLcDYfgk

At this show, you can expect to hear a bunch of brand new tracks and of course songs from the debut album 'Call in Whispers’. Also performing at the show will be local Melbourne talent Wally Howlett, who’s latest single ‘Coffee’ has been gaining plenty of attention of late and the drifting duo Brewsky.

Brewsky have been described as looking 'malnourished but with great hair' or 'those 2 dudes are nice but one swears too much....' after spending the last 3 years with no home they're back in their beloved Melbourne to sing songs about beers and anime.

SPOTIFY: https://play.spotify.com/artist/00GpYE2lCHMRCmqWeHU2l0

TOUR DATES: www.joshjohnstone.com - more national and international tour dates just announced.

FOLLOW: www.facebook.com/joshjohnstonemusic

MORE: https://soundcloud.com/joshjohnstonemusic

Wally Howlett & The Chest Hairs and the band with more name changes than songs, Brewsky.

Josh Johnstone & The Bonnie Doons , Live at 303 in Northcote, Victoria. Josh has been touring for most of 2017. An extremely busy & hard working musician, Josh will be promoting his new album. His new single 'Just What It Is" - available now on Spotify, Itunes and more.. Check out the new music video, which was filmed on a 7 hour drive in the Australian Outback: https://youtu.be/3bnXLcDYfgkAt this show, you can expect to hear a bunch of brand new tracks and of course songs from the debut album 'Call in Whispers'.

www.joshjohnstone.com

 

Wally Howlett is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter with a ridiculously handsome smile. Just recently, he & his beloved chest hairs have been working hard to record his softmore EP due for release in later 2017. With the success of the first single 'Coffee' hitting the facebooks, Wally and the band have been oozing with energy with a massive summer of domestic touring ahead of them. Fans of the band recently suggested that they change their name to 'The Chest Beards,' management would not have any part of this.

www.wallyhowlettmusic.com

Tim Woodz, probably the most recognised face on recent television for his acting on the 'Down down, the prices are FUCKING always DOWN' on the Coles adverts. Please don't mention this to Tim because he will break you. Apart from being a really famous actor, Tim Woodz's eccentric and free spirited lyrics will capture your attention like dirty dishes at an OCD factory. 

Facebook:

www.fb.com/joshjohnstonemusic

www.fb.com/musicwally

www.fb.com/timwoodzmusic

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Sansonus w/ Karate Boogaloo & Uncomfortable Science

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They've just been sweating around Melbourne, closing their eyes and imagining Ellen DeGeneres and T-Pain applauding them at the VMA's.
Now sansonus are back to get raucous as part of Darebin Music Feast.

Joining the revelry are: Karate Boogaloo (serious grooves with the speed of a Jackie Chan snap kick but the fun of Postman Pat!)
&
Uncomfortable Science (Lachlan Mitchell taking improvised music to crazy new places with a whiteboard)

$10
https://musicfeast.com.au/darebin-live-2017/sansonus-karate-boogaloo-uncomfortable-science/

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Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Sunday Reggae: Centre & The South + King River Rising + Beautiful Moana

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As part of the Darebin Music Feast, there's a Sunday full of Melbourne's top Reggae bands to be enjoyed. Headlining are local legends Centre & The South, who are joined by up-and-coming counterparts King River Rising and Beautiful Moana. It's the perfect chance to get you're groove on to some of the best in town.

From humble beginnings launching as a roots duo in 2009 Melbourne’s Centre & The South have evolved to become a roots reggae powerhouse incorporating elements of funk, soul and groove.
Centre & The South released their debut album ‘Yadah’ in early 2016 and to celebrate the band toured Australia’s east coast. ‘Yadah’ received critical acclaim across online outlets The Music, Happy Blog and Tonedeaf to name a few. The release also scored airplay across over 150 stations country wide including youth broadcaster Triple J and charting across the national AMRAP radio charts.
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/centre-2


Hot out of the studio, King River Rising are set to be as tight and seasoned than ever, with the release of their latest EP ‘Lucid’.
This five piece groove group are pushing the boundaries of ‘Rocker’s Reggae’ while paying homage to the genre’s predecessors. By skilfully blending deep grooves with harmonies and melodies, King River Rising are all accomplished musicians in their own right and together they project a tight knit band that exude passion.
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/king_river_rising


Lead by Tongan-born Reuben "BennyVee" Vatikani, Beautiful Moana serve up an infectious blend of reggae, R&B, pop and soul. Beautiful Moana have been writing collaboratively with a goal to create a sound that blends the cultural influences of the group. Sporting an authentic 9-piece line up, the band’s energy is sure to spread a healthy dose of positive vibes.
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/bennyveemusic/tracks

ENTRY - $10

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Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

Cimmaron

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Born in the plain fields between Venezuela and Colombia, ‘Joropo’ [huh-roh-poh] is a musical form that reflects the lifestyle of the ‘Llanos’. The main sound comes from the influence of the African, European and Indigenous cultures and is one that is easy to remember being so distinct in both harmony and rhythm. Cimarron was created to showcase Llanera [ja-neh-ra] music in Australia as a way of cultural connection showing people the beautiful sounds of the Maracas, Cuatro (Venezuelan four-string Guitar) and Harp combined. Come join us on a journey through Venezuela with the first Llanera band in Melbourne.

4pm, $10

www.facebook.com/cimarron.melbourne

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Wendy Rule
Oct
14
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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Bohjass Big Bash
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Bohjass Big Bash

 

8pm, donation entry

heath cod here with the channel 17 news
 

year zero is almost passed
in 1997 it was agreed by 97 per cent of climate scientists that the year 2017 was the critical point of no return for climate change
of course the current world oligarchy shuns scientific fact over oblivious and tyrannical greed
if i could just fit the 1 per centers in my mouth i may even swallow

but on another note...its good to see young georgie pell coming back to a rapturous reception in ballarat...all those grown up kiddies will surely have lots to reminisce about with the 3rd highest piece of shit on earth

this is not to be confused with wednesday nite at 303 of course

7pm absolutely fantastic new band"übu roi"

8/30pm the long awaited return of the brooklyn kid "damien ellis band" bringing the swinging rope just a little bit closer to the edge

10pm bohjass melt the ice on a july gin and tonic with such malevolent gusto that even good old georgie may feel a little embarassed

the band these days consists of:

young rex on blow
binda on toot
brae of the jazz on strumpet
mickka on pling
alwah on big pling
babalui on hit
chewy on more hit
rama from uzbekistan on big hit
josel on fashion

if you get a chance read soul on ice by eldridge cleaver
and this changes everything by naomi klein

this has been heath cod with a very special news report

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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