303 Gig Guide
to Apr 5

303 Gig Guide

Thursday 15th March – ‘folk, blues, singersongwriter’

Nick Murray + Simon Imrei + Emma Yarosh




Friday 16th March – ‘rock’

Housemate Of Mine + LAMA + Dan Purdy

8pm, $10




Saturday 17th March – ‘reggae, dub’

Reggae 303

8pm, free entry




Sunday 18th March – ‘swing, big band’

High Street Screamers

2pm, donation




Monday 19th March – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free



Tuesday 20th March – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation



Wednesday 21st March – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘ARC’ Quintet

ARC (Autonomous Resilience Collective)
Featuring Chris Hale (bass), Sam Keevers (keys), Javier Fredes (perc) & Niko Schauble (drums&symbols)

8:30pm, donation



Thursday 22nd March – ‘acoustic, folk, comedy’

The Beez (Berlin) + Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

7pm, $25/$15/Kids free



Friday 23rd March – ‘rock’

The Constables + Russia + Tennage Dads + Jimmy Harwood

8pm, $10



Saturday 24th March – ‘afrobeat, drum, dance’

West African Drum and Dance Party

8pm, $20



Sunday 25th March – ‘rock’

Ben Rogers’ Instrumental Asylum + Interlocker

6pm, $8



Monday 26th March – ‘rock, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free



Tuesday 27th March – ‘comedy‘

Peanut Noir Comedy

7:30pm, free



Wednesday 28th March – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘ARC’ Quintet

8:30pm, donation



Thursday 29th March – ‘soul, funk’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Shackmen

8pm doors, $10



Friday 30th March – ‘folk’


7pm, free entry



Saturday 31st March – ‘jazz’

Chris Young Quartet + Bohjass + Slipper




Sunday April 1st – ‘songwriters & electronic’

Darebin Songwriters Guild

3:30pm, donation



Sikander + Steady State Massive + El Lobo Loco's Electrodub Experience




Monday 2nd April – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free



Tuesday 3rd April – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free



Wednesday 4th April – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘B for Chicken’ Quartet

8:30pm, donation



Thursday 5th April – ‘soul, funk’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Putbacks

8pm doors, $10



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8:30 PM20:30

Julien Wilson 'B for chicken' Quartet

Julien Wilson, back at the chicken shack with new tunes. Entry by donation.
With Craig Fermanis (guitar) Chris Hale (electric bass) Hugh Harvey (drums)

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, donation entry



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8:00 PM20:00

The Constables + Russia + Teenage Dads + Jimmy Harwood


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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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


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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!


Your host for the evening is Alex Chilton

This month’s stellar cast includes:

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

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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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Darebin Songwriters Guild
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!


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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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

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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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
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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Smiling Politely - comedy
7:00 PM19:00

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!

James G Warren
Maedi Prichard
Brent Watkinson
Urvi Majumdar
Emesha Rudolf


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


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

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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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2:00 PM14:00

High Street Screamers


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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to Mar 19

Reggae 303 front bar free


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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7:00 PM19:00

Housemate Of Mine + LAMA + Dan Purdy


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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8:00 PM20:00

Nick Murray + Simon Imrei + Emma Yarosh


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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7:00 PM19:00

Cinecult303: 'Pink Narcissus'


CineCult303 is proud to present James Bidgood's psychedelic, erotic trip, PINK NARCISSUS.

Part of CineCult303's Queer Season, Bidgood's 1971 film PINK NARCISSUS concerns (with it's very loose plot) the fantasies of a prostitute (the gorgeous Bobby Kendall) as he relaxes in his apartment.

His fantasies span from ancient Rome, to Spanish matadors, to being the keeper of an all male harem.

All the while, Bidgood's astounding cinematography and art design offer a feast for the senses, with incredible costuming and saturated colours.

It's basically Gay Fantasia, is what we're saying.

The film was originally released sans Bidgood's name, crediting the work to "Anonymous", due to the erotic gay content. For years, it was speculated that the film was the work of Andy Warhol or Kenneth Anger. However, it was Bidgood, who painstakingly assembled the movie, shooting it over the span of a decade, almost entirely inside his small NYC apartment.

Pink Narcissus itself only runs 71 minutes, so there'll be a fun short or two to play with it.

The screening starts at 7.30 sharp, but drop by at 7pm for a drink and a chat.

As always, CineCult303 asks for a gold coin donation to keep the weirdness alive.

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.


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3:30 PM15:30

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


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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6:00 PM18:00



HARDWARE // machines | performance | humans | texture | melody

A convergence of human and machine, HARDWARE is a showcase of exemplary performance and unique use of the electronic musicians tool set. Chaos meets the sublime through HARDWARE and HUMAN operation. Whether abrasive or beautiful, or beautifully abrasive, HARDWARE offers diversity, ability, technicality, and humanity.





Miles Cosmo





BAR 303

10th of March
6pm - midnight

$10 entry

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7:00 PM19:00

Kretch + Shinplasters + The Caskets + Ms Starla


Tonight we welcome Danny KRETCH of Scandinavia! It's been years since the last gathering...This will probably end up with a few fractures...For that reason we have SHINPLASTERS, and they have loud bits with spaces in between the loud bits, THE CASKETS who offer the comfort of post-dying experience and Ms STARLA (debut) with her noisy ethereal anti-pop... from the edge of the multiverse.

Doors - 8pm
$10 Entry

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8:00 PM20:00

Backyard Mafia + The Featherheads + PUG


Get lit or get hit people, It's Backyard Time again. This time we've
got some awesome supports to get ur juices juicin'. Everyone's
favourite folk punk wizard and dear friend PUG will be joining us,
alongside our gr8 m8s The Featherheads. Overall it's a night you
simply can not miss! So come along and have some fun.

Here's some set times for y'all:

PUG - 8:00 - 8:30

The Featherheads: 8:45 - 9:15

Backyard Mafia: 9:30 - 10:00

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7:30 PM19:30

Rita B + Byron Siren + Lasca Dry + Anna Smyrk



7.30 Byron Siren
8.15 Lasca Dry
9.00 Anna Smyrk
9.50 Rita B

Byron cut his teeth writing and performing as part of acoustic, indie, rock and folk outfits in Melbourne's local scene.
Playing his solo written songs in pubs to festivals, backyards to artist's markets Byron brings his DIY attitude to each performance.
Byron Siren brings meaningful song-writing together with eclectic and sometimes nostalgic sounds of indie, rock and modern folk.

Rita B (Bianca Meier) is a woman with something to say. Her latest self-produced debut album released in September last year 'With Pockets Nearly Empty And A Glass Almost Full' received affectionate attention from Sydney locals through FBi and 2SER radio play and through playing an extensive amount of Sydney shows both solo and with her band.
Rita B won the hearts of many Sydney-siders through the innocent folk rock vibe that comes with her music, where it seems everything is all peaches and cream, until she opens her mouth and unapologetically dishes out all kinds of personal yet relatable contradictions and hypocrisies to everyone and everything including herself. The breadwinner is all in the lyrics and the fantastically blunt delivery.

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3:30 PM15:30

Skinny Wizard & friends


Skinny Wizard are back and playing their first show of 2018 on a Sunday arvo at the 303 front bar. Catch some fresh new grooves with
Theo Carbo - Guitar
Christy Wositzky-Jones - Keys
Robbie Belchamber - Bass
Dom Stitt - Drums
Lucky Pereira - Percussion

Supports from the incredible:
Siwei + Rory Brown
NoLess (solo)

$5 ~ Music from 3.30pm

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8:00 PM20:00

Bohjass + guests

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


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


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8:00 PM20:00

BENG + Kong Kord + Christopher Jordan


international men of mystery, BÊNG, return to the stage after serving their country in a CLASSIFIED war... this time with retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliners, Kong Kord, and NBA superstar, Christopher Jordan... don't miss this one fellas

set times:

8:30pm - Christopher Jordan

9:30pm - Kong Kord

10:30pm - BENG

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Bohjass + guests
7:30 PM19:30

Bohjass + guests


7:30pm, donation entry


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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7:30 PM19:30

City of Union + The Pilots + Yeah, Bad?


Groovy tunes and saucy covers. Featuring local and international talent!

8:00p - City of Union
9:00p - The Pilots
10:00p - Yeah, Bad?

City of Union is Matthew Campbell, a twenty something-year-old from Missouri, who grew up listening to The Beach Boys and singing in classic rock cover bands. But it wasn’t until he reinvented himself, as a young man living in Wellington, New Zealand that he later became known as City of Union. Call him a solo artist in the vein of Beck, and also a performer whose honest tone pulls on your heart strings, as if he were Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam.


The Pilots is a 3-piece Alternative/Pop-rock band from Melbourne, Australia --- Loud, Raw, Premium & Pure.

Forming in 2017, Yeah, Bad? combines elements of post-rock, math-rock and progressive to create a vibrant and exhilarating sound that pushes the boundaries of instrumental rock!

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8:00 PM20:00

Moonlight Broadcast - Ep Launch


Moonlight Broadcast's debut EP, 'A Cynic’s Guide to Dying Happy', is finally ready for release. Recorded at Rangemaster and produced by Tim Wild, this collection of songs is the product of the long and sometimes strange journey that led us here. We're very proud of the end result, and can't wait to celebrate the release with one hell of a gig at Bar 303!

To help us celebrate, we'll be joined by some very special guests: Old Etiquettes and Big League.

Old Etiquettes are alt-punk craftsmen whose hearts beat and bleed on every second of their music. Their music is a pure resource of self-righteous energy. Guitar tones are long and winding, hypnotic even. A confliction of hook-filled melodies of angst and harrowing and powerful singalongs litters the Melbournites’ songs. Channelling their contemporaries such as American Football, Sonic Youth and even Slint, Old Etiquettes is the rock band we sorely need in this current music market.

With their finger in the ’90s alt-rock dynasty, Old Etiquettes know how to take it to the next level. Debut album 'A Blur Again' is available at www.oldetiquettes.bandcamp.com

Over the past 2 years indie rockers Big League have been steadily growing their reputation with a prolific number of releases, head turning live shows, a string of well-received film clips and a national tour.

Since the 2017 debut of their album “I Thought Thunderbolt’, Big League has enjoyed critical acclaim from outlets such as Beat, The Music & Happy Mag, with airplay on RAGE, RRR & more. The band has been selected to showcase at SXSW Festival, which they will follow up with a West Coast US tour.

“With layers of jangly, fuzzed out guitar & blissful summertime vocals, Big League feel like ’90s grunge on muscle relaxants” – Happy Mag

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7:30 PM19:30

6Footinch Acoustic EP Launch


6footinch would like to invite you, your mates your mum and your dad possibly grandma but not grandpa to the launch of their 2nd EP NATURESTRIP

It'll be a fairly stripped back set and a chill evening as we showcase our new acoustic material from our second EP. Also, Playing with us is our dear friend Carla Tomisich on the cello.

Joining 6footinch will be Honey Dreams.
They're pretty cool and good so it'll be great!!!
Also playing on the evening will be a BAND but we don't know who it is yet so yeh keep the peepers peeled ok!!!

7:30pm doors, donation entry


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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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7:30 PM19:30

Home Cookin' + Soulflish + Rosie Michell


Get your dancing shoes on cause Home Cookin’ are taking over Bar 303 !

Tunes will be tasty, bev's will be flowin', and fun times will be had - you will not want to miss this one !

Joining us on the night are the funky SoulFish and the amazing Rosie Michell Music

Special guests kicking off the night at 8:15pm so bring your Dad (and mum) and come have some fun.

$5 at the door so bring ya poo change and help support some local music


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8:00 PM20:00




Apocalypse folk trio THERE'LL BE BIRDS (Fin/Swe) plays their first official gig in Melbourne on Saturday! Them birds have just landed to this fantastic city, so come and give them your warmest welcome!

We're delighted to have a local singer-songwriter Oliver Downes opening the night, so don't be afraid - it's not going to be all foreign moozik, and it's actually gonna be GOOOOOOD.

Entry by donation, folks! Chuck us a few gold coins and you'll support our well-being.

Doors 8pm

Oliver Downes 8:30

There'll Be Birds: 9:30


Singer-songwriter Oliver Downes blends intricate, percussive piano playing with instantly hummable melodies 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 as diverse as Rufus Wainwright, Kate Bush, Nick Cave and Nils Frahm, to offer a lush fusion of dreamy ballads and instantly familiar chamber pop. Expect a high-definition musical passage through the darkness into the light.

‘[Downes’] compositions and arrangements create nebulous, ethereal soundscapes, deftly woven by the tensile orchestration… Give your mind permission to wander' (The Music).



Folk Noir for a disrupted age.

A powerful, minimalist trio composed of violin, accordion, guitar, and three voices, their intense brand of esoteric folk-pop spans from the hard-hitting to the quietly contemplative, conjuring forth images of forgotten homes behind dying stars.

Formed in Helsinki in the fall of 2016 by three expert performers, There’ll Be Birds delivers fierce and profound music pulled straight from the guts, with their vivid stage presence drawing the audience deeper and deeper into their world.

Martin Åkesson (SWE): vocals, guitar
Juska Ojajärvi (FIN): accordion, vocals
Mirva Tarvainen (FIN): violin, vocals


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7:30 PM19:30

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


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7:00 PM19:00

The Suicide Tuesdays "This Is For You" Album Launch Party


Whisk and Key Records presents:

The Suicide Tuesdays "This Is For You" Album Launch Party!

This is not a practical joke! We are actually launching this bad boy and we've got some great mates and awesome bands to help us do it. Make no mistake... It's party time!
Joining us will be:
The Brothers Goon
Von Stache
Shadow League
Tim Hampshire
And possibly one more incredible Melbourne band... And That incredible Melbourne band is..

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8:00 PM20:00

Justin Yap Band - Hammond night

With their first album 'Long Way From Home' debuting at No. 3 on the Australian Blues Charts, the Justin Yap Band plays a potent blend of Deep Blues, Sanctified Soul, and Down-Home Funk. Led by guitarist Justin Yap, the band delivers electrifying and dynamic performances, bringing out their chemistry and energy in full force at every show.

Justin Yap - Guitar
Nardia Brancatisano - Vocals
Ollie Rolfe - Keys
Ben Wicks - Bass Guitar
Cameron Smith - Drums


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THE JACKIE MITTOO REVUE - Jake Savona & Friends
8:30 PM20:30

THE JACKIE MITTOO REVUE - Jake Savona & Friends


Studio One - the 'Motown of Jamaica'.

This incredible Jamaican record label was involved with all of the major music movements in Jamaica during the 1960s and 1970s - including ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub and dancehall.

Presented by Jake Savona and friends, including:

Baz Turnbull: Guitar
Andy Paps: Bass
Jules 'Slap 10' Goyma: Drums
Jake Savona: Hammond Organ, Clavinet, Synths
Neda Rahmani: percussion

and special guests!

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.

To celebrate, Jake Savona and friends are presenting their fourth instalment of Australia's only 'JACKIE MITTOO REVUE' - presenting two sets of material from the Jamaican keyboardist's vast repertoire of funk, soul and reggae. With a particular focus on his Studio One instrumental output in the 60's and 70's, this is a night DEFINITELY not to be missed!

From 8pm. $10 on the door




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