303 Gig Guide
to Oct 2

303 Gig Guide

Monday 16th September – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free


Tuesday 17th September – ‘jazz‘

Bohjass + Slipper + Mick Power Group

7:30pm, donation


Wednesday 18th September – ‘jazz‘

KIMA + Martin Pang Band + The Bridge

7:30pm, donation


Friday 20th September – ‘rock’

Iron Mammoth + Pipsy

7pm doors, $10


Saturday 21st September – ‘rock’

David Taylor + Melani + Seb Mont



Sunday 22nd September – ‘jazz, swing & funk, soul’

The Mystic Charmers

3:30pm, $10/8



Silverglo + Naam

7pm, $10


Monday 23rd September – ‘jazz, rock’

The Jaimz Project

8pm, $10


Tuesday 24th September – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation


Wednesday 25th September – ‘jazz‘

KIMA + eMotion Band + The Bridge

7:30pm, donation


Thursday 26th September – ‘soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’

Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Jake Mason Trio

8pm doors, $10


Friday 27th September – ‘industrial, post punk’

Interzona 6

7pm doors


Saturday 28th September – ‘electronica’


8pm, $10


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7:00 PM19:00

Pipsy & Iron Mammoth


Pipsy (Melbourne/Dunedin, NZ) and Iron Mammoth (Dunedin, NZ/Melbourne) play live at Bar 303 in Northcote. Iron Mammoth are promoting the release of their new single “Heart to the Slaughter”.

$10 door entry

Doors at 7pm
Music from 8pm


PIPSY is a DIY power pop band from Dunedin, New Zealand – now based in Melbourne Australia.

Pipsy is Paul McMillan (Guitars, Vocal), Shane Hellyer (Bass), and Dan Hoffman (Drums).

The band’s music spans many genres, from pop to indie rock, psychedelia to grunge - but always centering around gnashing guitars, contrasted with dreamy pop-melodies.

Pipsy’s debut album ‘Users’ has been described as ’21 minutes of foot-tapping, high energy, indie surf pop punk’ (NZ Musician), and their latest release, the ‘Strung Out EP’ - ‘exploding with jangly and infectious indie-rock hooks’ (Hhhhappy Magazine).

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7:00 PM19:00

David Taylor + Melani + Seb Mont


David Taylor will take his ‘Chapter Two’ Tour around Australia in 2019.

The tour signals the next Chapter for this 21-year old pop indie singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist since his last tour in 2016.

The ‘Chapter Two’ Tour features an exciting show case of David Taylor’s excitingly deep, melodic and moving original catalogue. Carried by the smooth vocals that we all saw in ‘Thoughts then reality’ (album released in 2016) and accompanied by guitar and piano, the Chapter Two Tour features David’s new 3 songs (names are a secret right now) which will be released in 2019.

Like its name, ‘Chapter Two’ contains David’s next chapter in singing and songwriting which explores those memories, moments and feelings that we all relate to and share. David has spent 2 years working on his new songs with musicians from around the globe and has been honing his vocal skills for this next phase. Is he Australia’s next great songwriter and indie vocalist? We think so – but come see for yourself.

Seb Mont

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3:30 PM15:30

Mystic Charmers Party


The Mystic Charmers are excited to present new tunes at their returning gig Bar 303 on Sunday September 22nd from 3:30-5:30pm.

Playing an eclectic array of tunes from cartoon music by Raymond Scott, tangos by Astor Piazzolla, 1930s jazz by Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton, plus featuring specialised arrangements of Django Reinhardt’s ‘Hot Club Swing’ repertoire.

"This is Manouche style swing from the wrong side of the tracks. Where Trombones moan like old hound dogs, tomcat violins weep and wail, while the clarinet cuts through like a switchblade lover on a lonely night" - Joe Coool.

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Smiling Politely comedy
8:00 PM20:00

Smiling Politely comedy

The parochial Northcote locals have always rooted for the Down Under Dog and to this Smiling Politely say "Nah, yeah, nah" as we bring you a range of acts from all over the world!

Not a single a local!

They've come from around the world for the comedy festival and they will be taking over Smiling Politely

Catherine Bohart (IR)
Sarah Keyworth (UK)
Takashi Wakasugi (JPN)
Julian Furnace (FR)


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

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8:00 PM20:00

Jake Mason Trio - Hammond Night


Jake Mason Trio with James Sherlock (Guitar) & Danny Fischer (Drums) play Melbourne's only regular Hammond night.

Taking cue from the golden era of organ trios (Smith, McDuff, and McGriff) and music from todays melting pot, the trio weave their way through familiar sounds with a modern twist. Bluesy soul-jazz, blazing vigour and soundtrack-esque territory.

“I love the place where Jazz and Soul meets” says Mason. “It has a simplicity that is so warm and welcoming combined with a complexity that is exciting and makes you move”

Released in 2018, the trio’s debut release “The Stranger In The Mirror” recently picked up an ARIA nomination for Best Jazz Album 2018.

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 .

8pm doors, $10

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7:00 PM19:00

Interzona 6 Industrial Bands /DJ Event


Infectious Unease Radio, The Subterranean Zone, interzona 6 Presents

Electro-Industrial , Electronic Body Music, Industrial Hip Hop, Industrial Rock, Power Electronics, Witch House, Dark Wave, Industrial Hardcore, Industrial Techno, Electronic, Post Punk


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

Based out of Melbourne in Australia,this live electronica act strikes the audience with a fun moniker and with a really cool sound.
Lazyboyproactive is a live Electronica outlet for Melbourne singer, songwriter, and producer, Ank Juwaheer, AKA "Ankie."
Five years after the release of the Ka... See more
This sound combines electronic bleeps, live guitars and vocals done in a lazy manner but proactively.
In 2006, LazyBoyProactive was created by Ank Juwaheer Aka "Ankei". In that same year, he played a few gigs but nothing too serious.
In 2009, he locked himself in a beach house on a remote island for ten Months in order to shape his project.
In 2010, he moved back to the city.From then he finished his album “Kaos Dream” in his home studio in Melbourne. The album was released on the 13th Of August 2011 through Tempest Recordings.
The second album 'In Space, In Time And In Life' which will be released in digitally on Friday the 13th of January is an epic conceptual album.
This album transports the listener into a sonic journey from start to finish. Composed like a symphony, in a 1-3-5 minor progression, all the tracks are linked through the chord progressions. With complex melodies and time signatures this musical masterpiece will impress the modern listener in this day and age.
The album although very contemporary and innovative in its sound production is also kind of old school seventies concept.
The albums features songs like Undermental, Runaway and Supersonic that have a pop rock twist and Electro house tracks like Glitched Monkey and Take this greed that will make the punters dance. It also features chilled out tracks like Parallel earth, Obsession and Future Species.
The eclectic combination of genres and styles makes the album take the listener through a journey In Space, In time and In life.
The Project is now available for live shows and tours Globally. Follow on Facebook and email lazyboyproactive on SoundCloud if you are a promoter searching for a live Electro Act.
DJ's and Producers who are interested to remix the tracks on the this album, contact via email for prospective business.

Caustic Grip's music is for everyone regardless of income or lack there of. No one should be excluded from art just because they can't afford it! Pay if you can. Hit me up directly for promo codes. Stream for free on all platforms. Pirate it if ya want! Spread the music. Spread the word!! Break intellectual property laws!!
Ryan knowles started dj at the age of 16 (DJ MIDIAN) at many underground raves playing gigs at global village ,interstate & Confest formed a live techno outfit called I.A.M (industraial audio meltdown) playing a lot of major parties mid nineties to early naughtys such as Every picture tells a story ,Hardware & Earthcore supporting many of the greats of electronic music.around 2003 the band ceased & Ryan worked as a roadie till fell into producing ads for radio & some times TV
whilst running a mastering Business with a friend Witchmasterz Audiohttps://www.facebook.com/pages/WitchMaste…/209447212482294
Mastered over 30 albums for many a NYC and London labels .All this time Ryanhttps://@ryan-knowles was producing under his own name and RepliKatorhttps://@replikatorreleasing many tracks & doing corporate audio. Ryan cohosted Aum show KIss Fm 2013 then hosted a prime time show on kiss fm 2014https://www.facebook.com/NeoPsuedo.Never stopping to dj (often only his own material) (last Rainbow Serpent Festival Burning seed last nye) Ryan has formed a new band CHURCH KI11 BIAS electronic band featuring all live bass,guitar .keyboards vocals decks drum machines to form a nu level
deep sexy electro grooves.
Still release records and play ,,its lovely
its music for me as I am sure you understand

Null Hypothesis
null hypothesis makes distorted-crashy-glitchy-desolate-ambient noisescapes. With bent and broken beats. Mostly out of field recordings gleaned from trains, retro radios, vegetables and malfunctioning electronics. Samples get cut up compulsively, looped and arranged with all the panache of a five-day-old goat and spat back out in a pounding tangle.

Notable live shows include the DISTORTED Festival (Melbourne, Australia) alongside Scorn, Converter, Mono No Aware, Architect, EPA and more; SIGNALS FROM THE OUTSIDE (Istanbul, Turkey) alongside Batur Sonmez; BOTOXIC (Sydney, Australia); RvM (Adelaide, Australia); and Melbourne events such as EMBOLISM, FILTH, ENZYME, OMEKO and RELAPSE.

Other less name-dropping stuff includes sound installation for exhibitions, and foley-sfx-soundtrack offerings for film. The next phase of world-domination is game audio (hopefully), and a little inept circuit bending…

Attention Deficit Dis-Oink-Oink-Oink. (album 2009)
Null Hypothesis vs Autonomous (live) (EP 2008)

No Sense Makes Sense (various artists 2008)
Global Noise Pandemic (various artists, NTR 2008)
Distorted (various artists, 2005)

SISTERTHING [Subterranean Zone, Interzona]
Sister Thing is the alter ego of Melbourne Australia artist Jus 'The Thing' Godden, renowned for other musical projects such as The Ghostlight Project and Biggles in Space. Though history goes back much, much further. Sister Thing herself had been creating music as well as DJ'ing and co-organizing many regular and one off events around the Melbourne Australia 'Dark Alternative Nightclub' Scene since the late nineties. Known to some for sometimes implementing some very rough/crude mixing techniques. Sister Thing has certainly left allot of people with their jaw not quite up or down, probably slightly more confused than anything else. Sister Thing has recently been re-possessed by her alter ego 'The Thing' who has been writing and producing music for far, far longer, and given the experimental nature of The Thing's past projects, you will never really know what may come next, Check out http://www.mp3.com.au/ghostlight for more info on The Thing.


alt post- Band MembersTim, Ricky Mike
We're a 3 peace Alterno, Post-Punk Rawk band from Melbin, Straya

Webpage: http://www.infectiousuneaseradio.com/
Hearthis: https://hearthis.at/djinfectiousunease
Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/infectiousuneaseradio-djinfect
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/infectious-unease-radio
Twitter: https://twitter.com/INFECTIOUS13
Infectious Unease Radio Productions And Dj Infectious Unease page: https://www.facebook.com/InfectiousUneaseRadioAndDJinfectio

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7:00 PM19:00

Unbroken Trio


Come join the Unbroken Trio down at their favourite spot - Bar 303 - as they present their 9-movement suite SPARK. Come hear us before we hit the studio in October!

Lead by trombonist and composer Scott van Gemert, the Unbroken Trio plays original music that focuses on the collective sound of the ensemble. Also featuring Theo Carbo (guitar) and Maddison Carter (drums and percussion), these three unique musical voices come together to create an array of improvised sounds in a highly interactive setting.

Entry by donation
Sunday September 29
Music from 7-10pm

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7:30 PM19:30

Melbourne Amplified Strings_ presents DUETS


MAS_ (Melbourne Amplified Strings) is a newly formed ensemble celebrating new amplified string music. Created by Xani Kolac (violin) and Anita Quayle (cello), MAS_ presents four concerts per year including collaborations with guest artists with diverse musical backgrounds. The third concert in the 2019 series is DUETS featuring all new original compositions for amplified violin, cello and effects. Utilizing live looping and live manipulation of effects, DUETS is about creating an environment of exchange, harmony and opposition.

Doors 7:30pm

Tix $15

Set 1: 8-8:45pm

Set 2: 9-9:45pm

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Klub M.U.K
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.



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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8:00 PM20:00

Julien Wilson Quartet + guests

Harry Tinney String Trio @ 8:30

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

Free entry but donations always most welcome and gratefully accepted:

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

7:30pm, donation entry



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8:00 PM20:00

All Hours + In Deception + Beyond Contempt + Mecha Mecha


Brisbane based pop-punk band All Hours take their "Black Rose" tour to Melbourne's Bar 303.

Their two most recent releases, a “Punk Goes Pop” cover of Amy Shark’s hit song, ‘I Said Hi’ as well as their original 'Saving Grace' have paved the way for All Hours to release 'Black Rose', their most refined work to date with an accompanying 5 track EP and music video.

Joining them are local headliners:
In Deception
with Beyond Contempt and Mecha Mecha (Bris) in support.

Friday 4th October
Bar 303
303 High St, Northcote
Doors 8:00pm

$10 at the door.


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7:00 PM19:00

Generacion Suicida (USA) Paranoias Geld The Snakes Hacker


Lost in Fog presents...
All the way from South Central L.A....

🐀 Generacion Suicida 🐀

LISTEN: https://generacionsuicida.bandcamp.com
WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y634Ehs1ns

supported by their Aus tourmates...
PARANOIAS from Perth, WA




Bar 303 - 303 High St, Northcote
8pm - $20 entry

This is a FOOD of TODAY show, please bring a non-perishable food item or hygiene product donation to help support either the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) or RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees food banks.

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Darebin Songwriters Guild
3:30 PM15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

The weird, the wonderful, the warm and the Wintery

Sunday 4th August 2019

Bar 303

(303 High Street, Northcote)

3:30–6:30 pm

Entry by gold coin donation

Expect all of these adjectives and more when you get a bunch of emerging and experienced songwriters together to share their stuff in a welcoming environment like the Guild. At the August songwriters guild session there will be a great line up of new performers plus a few of our favourites. Bring your Winter woollies, but you won't need to rug up as we will provide the energy!

This session features:

Will Douglas

Gillian Sealby

Simon Kerr

Rainer Matthews

Garry Hayes

Pat Evans

Greg Jenkins

Edward Nass

Kathryn Clements

Kinch Kinski


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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7:00 PM19:00

Scruffamudda / Ungus Ungus Ungus / Thommy Dee / Roles


Scruffamudda is down in Melbourne for some southern exposure! Fat beats, unique sounds, catchy tunes all delivered with grit & humour. Catch him & his insane live looping contraption before he lugs it all back up to Sydney again. This will be his last Melbourne show for a while, don't miss it!

Joining in the festivities will be local carny-hoppers Ungus Ungus Ungus launching their new video for "Zirkus Winkel".

Tommyd Tomed Thomeedee will be hitting us with some funky loops & a good bluesy howl.

And Roles will bring the drum machines, post-punkness & found words.

$10 on the door

NB Scruffamudda will remain fully clothed for the duration of the performance.

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8:00 PM20:00

Choosing Sides + The Fior + Danitchy


Adelaide Indie rock act hit the road for their first EVER Melbourne show! Following the release of their new EP “Westgate Run” the band are travelling to Victoria to celebrate their new single “Transmit”

Joined by their friends The Fior and Danitchy, this is a night of great tunes and killer dance moves you won’t forget!

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7:00 PM19:00

Holopeak 'Summit Over' Launch w/ Dragonfruit


Holopeak launch their debut album 'Summit Over'
Presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co-op
-doors 7pm, donation entry-

Holopeak reorganise minimalism, jazz, rock and electronica into a new sound world through extended improvised forms. Their new album Summit Over, is a powerful statement from three young creative visionaries set to embark on new Australian musical horizons.

Nick Mielczarek – gtr / Harry Birch – bas / Chloe Kim - drms

“They are following a real vision. A vision is rare. That vision, I feel, will lead them to very important new Australian musical horizons.” Barney McAll

-----supports -----


Informed by sacred music and and various improvisational traditions, Dragonfruit plays set-long pieces which form surreal experiences for the listener. While the electro-acoustic quartet performs, the rhythmically divisive meets the harmonically devout. Dragonfruit is Theo Carbo (guitar, electronics) Robert Downey (vocals, processing) Noah Hutchinson (bass guitar, effects) David Quested (drums, sampler) Ollie Cox (percussion, electronics).

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7:00 PM19:00

Melbourne Polytechnic Music Presents


Melbourne Polytechnic Music and Music Production proudly present our awesome Advanced Diploma & Diploma Music Performance students performing a band extravaganza in the relaxed vibes of 303. This afternoon and evening will feature thirteen bands from our Fairfield and Prahran campuses, performing an excellent selection of jazz and Australian pop and rock music. Join us for a lovely Sunday funday with some great live music from some of the best up-and-coming musicians in Melbourne! FREE entry!


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6:00 PM18:00

Justice Yeldham, Umbilical Tentacle, Occult Blood + more


Come get spooky on Halloween at Bar 303 with a special nightmarish line up of lunatics and horrific displays of art!

Featuring the nasty noises of the legendary glass crunching monster JUSTICE YELDHAM from the hellish scrap heap they call Sydney, the creature baby from the noisy deep UMBILICAL TENTACLE, the prehistoric neanderthunderous abomination OCCULT BLOOD, the dark princess of misery UBOA and the gnarled 2 headed improv beast R/S.

and Unleashing the terrifying, gut churning artworks of KROOKS, VI, OFFMENTALVISUALS, DELIRIOUSINK and SCRAWNART so frightening your eyes will melt.

the Cauldron will be flowing early at the unveiling of horrific visions (art opening at 6 come drink) and will keep overflowing with the wretched brew while the witches dance (to the live music that starts at 8PM) well into the darkness of the night (bars open til 3am).



What's described as "a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe" is in fact the unique work of Lucas Abela (also know as Justice Yeldham), a maverick musician with an unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. In his now infamous show which has astonished and bemused countless people in over 45 countries, Abela ecstatically purses his lips against panes of amplified glass whilst deftly employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, to turn the discarded shards into crude musical instruments. The results are a wild array of oddly controlled cacophonous noise teetering on the edge of music. This show quite simply needs to be witnessed to be fully appreciated, let alone understood.

"Lucas is just captivating. It's incredible how he can flip the feeling of a room upside down and sonically theres just no other sound like his" - ZACH HILL - Death Grips

"the most exciting performer I have seen in the last three years – in fact, since I first saw Iggy Pop" - Bruce Russell - WIRE

"brilliantly immediate performance, galvanising and alien and funny, and free of safe gestures and easy comparisons." - Frances Morgan - the quietus.




R/S is the duo of Rama Parwata and Stevie Richards

(perverse photography) https://instagram.com/krookedfinger

(illustration) https://instagram.com/surrealartist

(illustration) https://instagram.com/offmentalvisuals

(illustration, painting) https://instagram.com/deliriousinkarts

(illustration) https://instagram.com/scrawnart

31.10.2019 - BAR 303 - Northcote
ART AT 6PM in the front bar for free!
MUSIC AT 8PM - $10

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Wendy Rule
8:00 PM20:00

Wendy Rule

WENDY RULE - Melbourne Concert

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.


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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7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + Slipper + Mick Power Group


Bohjass are a high energy, experimental free jazz outfit at the forefront of the Melbourne Music Improvisation Music scene. Led by saxophonist Tim Pledger.

“one of the most talked about bands in the Melbourne Improv Scene... Bohjass has consistently thrilled audiences with their pursuit of a new musical ground that combines highly emotional yet complex expressionistic composed music with free blowing sections; A wildly diverse mixture of textures that shape the soundscapes where Bohjass play.” http://www.abc.net.au/arts/netfest/artists/bohjass.htm

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

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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
8:00 PM20:00

Yarra Banks 303 Jam


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


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8:00 PM20:00

Scratches Records Label Launch


- P.Smurf, Billie Rose, DJ Cost & VJ Spook
- Hi Trax
- Fresh Violet
- Otherside osk
- SwiftBoi

Only a few months post inception; recently formed Sydney label Scratches Records reveals a fresh lineup of MCs/crews, DJs, and producers joining their camp alongside label manager P.Smurf. To celebrate, the crew are hitting the road to throw 2 official launch parties in Melbourne & Sydney.

Featuring live sets from P.Smurf ft. Billie Rose, DJ Cost & VJ Spook, Melbourne bass trio HI TRAX, solo powerhouse FRESH VIOLET, Blue Mountains collective OTHERSIDE, plus the up and coming Sydney heavy hitter SWIFTBOI.

Big shouts to Golden Robot Records and our sponsors - Freshly Squeezed, 567 King, MTN Australia, Union Heights, The Stitch Up & OZHIPHOPSHOP


ticket link - https://freshlysqueezed.iwannaticket.com.au/event/scratches-records-label-launch-party-melbourne-MTkxNTk

event link - https://www.facebook.com/events/920616251606481/

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8:00 PM20:00

Ginger Brown + Không Nói Quartet



Không Nói Quartet

Formed by vocalist and Dan Tranh player Maggie Mai, the Không Nói Quartet blurs the lines between old and new by adding a contemporary personality to the traditional folk music of Vietnam. They hope that their music will be a thought provoking and deeply authentic experience that is not constrained by the borders of genre, rather, is given life by the act of bringing together sounds and stories from different parts of our world.

Cello/Looping: Ceridwen McCooey
Trombone: Callum Mintzis
Piano: Jobey Joh
Vocals/ Dan Tranh: Maggie Mai

Ginger Brown

Ginger Brown are a chordless quartet comprised of Callum Mintzis (trombone), Flora Carbo (saxophones), Angus Radley (electric bass) and Luke Andresen (drums).

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8:00 PM20:00




+ Higher Region / Goodys Hifi (three sounds playing)

From early Jamaican anthems to the current heavyweight sound system music of today. Tallawah HI~FI will be playing heavy reggae music all night long.
Come along and join Tallawah HI~FI for a night reggae rockin’.

BAR 303
$10 entry

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7:30 PM19:30



7pm doors, $10/$15



From topping the singer/songwriter charts, to opening for Pete Murray, singing for Bon Jovi, and touring internationally all before she could take her first legal drink- , Vendulka is an artist who shows no signs of slowing down. A versatile and highly original songwriter who draws from both contemporary musical influences and a rich Eastern European folk heritage, Vendulka is a mesmerising solo performer whose career has seen her perform from folk and indie music festival stages to showcasing at Australian Music Week 2018.

A two time Australian National Busking Champion - , this 21 year old has won over audiences on streets, at festivals and from the comfort of their own homes. Vendulka appeared on the 2019 season of The Voice and her unique version of Culture Club’s ‘Karma Chameleon’ proved to be a crowd favourite, with over 1.7 million views online (and still climbing!). Her rendition was so captivating that Boy George himself joined her on stage and sang his song in Vendulka’s style. This publicly acclaimed rendition has led to many opportunities, one of which was a speaker’s slot at Canberra’s very own TEDx salon “No Place Like Home”.

Make no mistake- Vendulka is a compelling artist. Her most recent release ‘Good Words’ has just been announced as a semi finalist for the Listen Up 2019 Songwriting Prize from hundreds of Australia wide entries.

Joined on stage for this intimate performance at Bar 303 by Viktor Rufus on guitar, Josh Richens on bass, Joel Davy on cello and Ethan Mestroni on drums - this is an evening you don't want to miss!

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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.




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4:00 PM16:00

Gamelan DanAnda


4pm Sunday September 1st - Fathers' Day afternoon!

Bring ya Dad, and the rest of the mob, down/up to the home of weird and wonderful Jazz and not-Jazz: BAR303 (303 High St Northcote). Take a ride on the 86 tram for optimum convenience: stop number 32 is right at the venue's front door. From there it's a short stroll through the front bar, down the stairs, to the somewhat underground-feeling and aptly named* "back room". This is where the magic happens.

The community of Gamelan DanAnda will present repertoire for the GONG KEBYAR ensemble in a relaxed and friendly concert, featuring a debut performance from the KIDS (& parents) GROUP!

4pm kick off, entry by donation.

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8:00 PM20:00

Homebass feat. Maxi Basshead, Bluetongue & Old China


“Raw” “Unique” “Groovy” … insert whatever words you like, the truth is… none or all of them could possibly sum him up.
This bloke sounds exactly how he acts.. and that has never been anywhere close to predictable.
He’s gained a mass cult following in Melbourne’s underground/outdoor techno scene.. so we’re gonna see what happens when we invite this scruffy pup to the slightly angled back room of Bar303. Trust, it’ll be a true display of epic meets tracksuit pants.

We happen to know that this Windex Licker / rock dwelling lizard has been up to heaps more than just lounging out under the sun in your backyards, don’t get me wrong.. he still loves it, he’s just seeing other spaces. The result is a shit tongue (see what I did there) of new and unheard tunes.. [commence the froth process now]
Come celebrate unemployment with our favourite ex-Bondi junk dealer / noise complaint enthusiast.
Warning : hats may be worn backwards!

Here’s where we introduce our Homebass secret weapon..
A serial house party head turner and serious threat to your weekend, with one of the best music tastes we’ve ever heard and a laugh that I’d be happy to have as my ringtone.
A true gentleman / notorious pheromone thief.. with an iTunes library that should be preserved in the National Gallery after he’s done with it.
We’re predicting big big things from this part of the globe.

Supported & Curated by Auramechanic.

as per usual - $10 entry
See ya's there!

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8:00 PM20:00

Hammond night: The Artie styles Quartet

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 .

The Artie styles Quartet: Serving up a tasting platter of jazz, soul, funk and RnB with a side of fiery improvisation.

8pm doors, $10


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8:00 PM20:00

James Franklin + Seb Szabo + Bailey Judd


James Franklin wrote his first song at 7, started his first band at 11 and had his first professional gig at 15. Often having to lie about his age to get into venues he was playing, Franklin found his feet almost immediately in the music scene in Melbourne, Australia, playing successful gigs with 5 Seconds Of Summer, Gavin James and Joan Osborne during his formative years.

Citing Sam Cooke, Jason Mraz and James Taylor as a few of his significant influences. Franklin learned early on, to create the music he wanted to make he had to find a way to use all of the colours at once, but still make the painting beautiful. Although challenging at first, when he released his sophomore EP “Pumpkin Pie” in 2016, Franklin had found his sound. A sound that combines Blues, Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Country, a sound that pays tribute to his heroes but stays fresh and current, a sound everyone can connect with...

Bandcamp: https://jamesfranklin.bandcamp.com/album/pumpkin-pie

Website: http://www.jamesfranklinmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesFranklinMusic/

Youtube: James Franklin Youtube Channel

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7:00 PM19:00

How Very Human DEBUT


One hot august night, three cookin' bands, and a little bar called 303. Come and see how very human in their debut as an improvising fusion-jazz quartet.

*Disclaimer: Neil Diamond will not be performing on the night.
**Further disclaimer: none of the bands will be performing any of the classics from the hit album "Hot August Night" by Neil Diamond.



MS DOS - 7:30pm
"jazz-influenced plantasia vibes with Microsoft 98"

Pocket Clock - 8:30pm
"Sort of latin, kind of jazz, maybe prog, possibly disco, probably funk, sometimes rock, a little bit modal, often mathy, largely improvised, mostly good, totally wild."

how very human - 9:30pm
"Driving fusion-jazz that takes listeners on an ecstatic journey through the stars and into a sonic wilderness"

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8:00 PM20:00

Half n Half + Skink Tank + Immy Owusu


Born from a love of punk and shouting it how it is, HALF N HALF are an unapologetic energetic northside duo of drums and guitar that write music that comes back and bites them.

"Is this song about me?"
- all their friends.


Skink Tank: https://www.facebook.com/Skink-Tank-289572921754290/

Immy Owusu: https://www.facebook.com/Immyowusu/

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8:00 PM20:00

BENG + Janada + A rat


BENG return with some freshly baked, cosmic sounds for your eager consumption.

Joining the army will be the smooth troops, Janada, tailoring a groovy blend of jazz, pop, funk and rock.

Also on the bill is A rat, and this rat is mad. Come see their debut of industrial, hardcore rap/experimental electronica.

Doors open at 8pm, bands from 8:30.
Gold coin to enter.
Get down.

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7:00 PM19:00



While slaving away over their upcoming debut single, Özergun have been itching to get back on stage.

To raise some much needed funds for their upcoming music video, the band are hitting up Bar 303 on the 15th of August for a pay-as-you-feel entry show with some very special supports (to be announced shortly). Doors open at 7pm.

Come up Northcote way for a night of booze and good tunes. Can't wait to see you there!


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7:30 PM19:30

The Carnival Of The Impossible


A brand new event of endless possiblity where you are invited to perform your experiments and surreal ideas.

The Canival of the Impossible wends its merry way into Bar 303 this June offering you a night of oppulent ridiculousness, impossible possiblities and the opportunity for you to experiment in any realm of performance. Get your victorian circus party piece on, throw a seance, stand on your head, lead us in a patriotic song about wheelbarrow lore, tell a story. The stage is your oyster, expect an event like no other, run by ridiculous carnies with all kinds of tricks up their sleeves and a delicious carnie atmosphere. Bring along your very own theatrical/ musical/ spoken word/ performance art/ comedy/ physical act and be prepared for some of the carnie's very own bizzare performances. For updates and sign up infomation stay tuned to this event page.


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8:00 PM20:00

Triya + Groundwork



Triya is an ensemble exploring the idea of creative interplay, treating both standard and original material as musical playgrounds for collective improvisation. Inspired by the ingenuity and innovation that marks the history of the piano trio, they apply a wide range of influences and experiences, focusing on rhythmic development and collective melodic structures.


Ollie Rolfe - Piano

Monty Shnier - Double bass

Conor Anderson-Vague - Drums

With supports from G r o u n d w o r k

G r o u n d w o r k is a musical answer to the sometimes monotonous grind of city living, seeking to play adventurous high-energy compositions with an unapologetic flair. The group draws inspiration from a variety of musical and non-musical sources to design rhythmic and harmonic structures conducive to dynamic interplay. 

G r o u n d w o r k is:

Harry Tinney – guitar

Paddy Fitzgerald – double bass

Matt Steele - piano

Lewis Pierre – drums

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8:00 PM20:00

Skelter single launch


After living in Australia for over a year and working tirelessly on writing and recording new music, Skelter are proud to announce the release of their new single "Shat My Spacesuit" out July 26th.

To celebrate they're playing a show at Bar 303 on August 8th where they will be playing a bunch of new tunes and showcasing the new single.

Joining them for the night are Zenith Moon and Ivy Streep.

As the name suggests, Shat My Spacesuit is a long-awaited physical and mental relief that culminates the uncertain experience of relocating from another country, and serves to celebrate the passing of that risky phase of setting up in an unfamiliar place.

“Space has been a constant metaphor for our journey moving to Australia and the turbulence we have felt, both individually and as a group. Things were pretty unstable for us throughout most of the experience, it’s probably the closest feeling we’ll ever get to being lost in space.."

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7:30 PM19:30

Klara Zubonja + Kristie Glab


"Powerful vocals combined with a defined journey of life. Personal, raw, honest, challenging yet nurturing, hardened yet hopeful: some smooth sonic solo sets with all new and unreleased songs from Klara Zubonja and Kristie Glab this winter at Bar 303 Northcote.

Come hither and bid your farewell's to Klara before she takes off out of Australia, and welcome Kristie as she makes her return to the scene for the first time in 8 years and keeps Klara's seat warm.

Sunday 4th August

Door by donation

7.30pm ~ Kristie Glab

8.30pm ~ Klara Zubonja with Kristie

Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land."


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8:00 PM20:00

The Fuzz + DJs Miss Goldie & Kilmarnock Steve

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The Fuzz are the #1 The Police Tribute Show.

Touring Australia for the first time ever, performing The Police classics including Walking on the Moon, Roxanne and many more.

Do not miss this opportunity to see a band from Melbourne's Northcote slightly resembling what The Police might of at times, could have been, somewhat like.

"Get to this show, it's incredible, amazing, best thing I've seen since the final episode of Game of Thrones." Source unknown.

All proceeds raised to fund a music program for young refugees and new migrants at The Western English Language School.

Special guests PBS DJs Miss Goldie & Kilmarnock Steve.

Doors open at 8pm.


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