303 Gig Guide
Oct
15
to Oct 26

303 Gig Guide

Sunday 15th October – ‘venezuelan & reggae’

Cimarron

4pm, $10

www.facebook.com/cimarron.melbourne

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Centre & The South + King River Rising + Beautiful Moana

7:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/131323024152309

 

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

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free

www.facebook.com/yarrabanksjam303

 

Tuesday 17th October – ‘comedy‘

Peanut Noir Comedy

7:30pm, free

www.facebook.com/Peanut-Noir-209379482821577

 


Wednesday 18th October – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ARC Quartet

8:30pm, $10

http://julienwilson.com

 

Thursday 19th October – ‘funk, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Cookin On 3 Burners

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/cookinon3burners

 

Friday 20th October – ‘synthpop punk, funk’

Sansonas + Karate Boogaloo + Uncomfortable Science

8pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/136130683679262
https://musicfeast.com.au/darebin-live-2017/sansonus-karate-boogaloo-uncomfortable-science

 


Saturday 21st October – ‘rock, folk’

The Good Minus + Mijo Biscan + Joel Checkley

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/thegoodminus

 

Sunday 22nd October – ‘folk rock & jazz funk’

Josh Johnstone EP Launch + Wally Howlett + Brewsky

4pm, $10

www.facebook.com/events/621301954731166

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The Hip Streets + Miles Henry Trio

7:30pm, $10

www.facebook.com/thehipstreets
https://musicfeast.com.au/darebin-live-2017/the-hip-streets-miles-henry-trio

 

Monday 23rd October – ‘rock, funk, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Bands

7:30pm, free

 

Tuesday 24th October – ‘comedy‘

Chris Bieniek Group + Tala Raga

7pm, $10

www.facebook.com/chris.bieniek.80

 

Wednesday 25th October – ‘jazz’

Bohjass + guests

8pm, donation

www.facebook.com/bohjass

 

Thursday 26th October – ‘funk, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Putbacks

8pm doors, $10

www.facebook.com/theputbacks

 

Friday 27th October – ‘electronica, djs’

Geotech #6 - Underground Electronic Music

8pm, free entry

www.facebook.com/events/333966573714526


Saturday 28th October – ‘folk, pop, rock’

Babel Fish + The Lucy Lockett Band + Bright Light Empire

7pm, donation

www.facebook.com/events/145542912850082

 

Sunday 29th October – ‘country & smooth’

Best Western

3pm

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Yacht Rock

7pm

http://www.channel101.com/episode/312

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Oct
18
8:30pm 8:30pm

Julien Wilson 'ARC' 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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Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

Josh Johnstone EP Launch + Wally Howlett & The Chest Hairs

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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.

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Oct
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

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

 

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
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Klub M.U.K
Nov
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Darebin Songwriters Guild
Dec
3
3:30pm 3:30pm

Darebin Songwriters Guild


3:30–6:30pm, free

Welcome to the August session of the guild, the last Wintry session for 2017. We have a great musical line up for you, some new faces and some well known regulars. There will be finger picking guitar blues, poems set to the harp, some dark gothic rock, humour and pathos on the piano and so much more. Our town is rich in talent and the art of song writing is alive and well.

Come and share the music and the special moments of discovery that are unique to the Guild.

Appearing at the August Session of the DSG will be:

  • Neil Gardner
  • Eddie Ink
  • Ruth Parker
  • Sam Terranova
  • Pam Hayes
  • Garry Hayes
  • Ann Poore
  • Arty Redsocks
  • Nathan Chapman
  • Cameron Twomey

 

 

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
28
8:30pm 8:30pm

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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Oct
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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Yarra Banks 303 Jam
Oct
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Oct
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
4:00pm 4:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Oct
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cinecult303: ‘Tales From The Quadead Zone’

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Reaching deep into the crypt for Halloween, and continuing our "caucasins go home!" or People of Colour series, we at CineCult303 are proud to present Chester Novell Turner's 1987 OutsiderArt masterpiece: TALES From The QuadeaD Zone!

It doesn't get any more independent than this. Independent of sanity, money, logic, and THE MAN, TALES From The QuadeaD Zone was long the most sought after & expensive of VHS releases, with copes going for thousands of dollars. The reason? TALES From the QuadeaD Zone was shot on video by Charles (who also directed, wrote, edited, produced, everything) & his partner in crime, Shirley L. Jones, who then self distributed it by driving from town to town & selling direct to video stores. This wasn't their first rodeo, however, having previously made the infamous BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL, which continues to freak people out till this day.
Long considered lost, & long considered to be the work of mad persons who surely ended their days in an insane asylum, TALES From The QuadeaD Zone is here to warp your sense of reality, dropping you deep into the true adsurdity of a nightmare. For example, the title refers to four tales of horror....but there are only three tales in the film. Why? To quote Rubber, NO REASON. Forget IT, this is the film of true clown monstrosity! Social & familial disintegration! MADNESS!

The feature is only 62 minutes long, so we will have a few fun shorts to spice up the night. As a tribute to the late great master, we will be screening Tobe Hooper's first short film, THE HEISTERS.
Get your Halloween season underway with weirdness, only at CineCult303.
Feature starts at 7:30pm but get there early for best couches. Gold coin donation for entry. Drinks available for purchase at the bar.
All CineCult303 sessions are 18+ & are designed to make you feel odd.




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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Oct
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Monday Malaise: Soft Power / Seth Henderson

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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!

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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
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lantheria Album Launch

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Lantheria together with IMPACT Events is throwing a release party for the new album STRIFE & CRIMES at Bar 303 in Northcote on October 7!

We will be appearing for the first time AS A FULL BAND:

Brentyn Stafford - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Luke Bremner - electric guitar
Kyle Lyon - bass, backing vocals
Rob Costello - drums

Featuring a troupe of wonderfully talented special guests in Chris Alcoma Music, Jimmy Harwood, Darcy Fox and Ben Avery, and sound provided by Michael Yule.

We will celebrate the house down and make this a night to remember so don't miss it!

Tickets $10 on the door. CDs will be available at special launch price - $5 only on the night!

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Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Debauch Disco

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Welcome to Debauch Disco, a Spring Affair at Bar 303 where the bass is heavy, the grooves are sexy and we can all Get High On The Music.

Debauch Disco is about digging deep into the disco void and showcasing these findings in a dark and messy dancefloor.

This is a night to get sweaty and enter a Music Trance. The DJ's hammering all that 1976 - 1984 had to offer include The D Word, Oephilia Beats and Seb D.

We'll be Doing Our Own Thang and getting Lost In Music under the disco ball and golden glittery magic surrounds.

It Don't Cost You Nothing and the festivities will begin at 7:00 and go until 3am.

Strictly no homophobia, transphobia, racism or other bigotry will be tolerated.

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Sep
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

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

www.facebook.com/theartiestylesquartet

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Sep
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

RAHU + Majella + Digression Buff

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Celebrating the release of his debut single, RUNNIN', RAHU invites U to come down on this cheeky Sunday evening for beers and experience his live set - showcasing songs to come out on his first album release, Outer Mind.
Accompanied by two other stunning soloists, Digression Buff & Majella, this is sure to be a good time amongst fam and friends.

Ged onBoArdD :P
https://soundcloud.com/ra_hu/runnin
https://soundcloud.com/majellaofficial/on-1
https://digressionbuff.bandcamp.com/

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Sep
23
3:30pm 3:30pm

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

3:30pm, 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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Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Analogue Coordinates

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Analogue Coordinates explores analogue technology and the gestalt consciousness.

Beginning with an open-invite electronic music jam session, all players and forms of gear welcome to join in the sonic mayhem.

The night progresses into an extended improv set from a selection of Melbourne’s most idiosyncratic music performers, all of them contributors to the new Clan Analogue compilation album release Coordinate: Collaboration Beyond the Algorithm. Synth geeks meet post-rock musos, ambient soundscape artists collide with techno DJs – meeting for the first time on the floor of 303 in spontaneous sonic recombustion.

Analogue Coordinates culminates with sets from two of Melbourne’s virtuoso analogue electronic music performers, Kable54 and Michael Mildren, launching their new releases on the night.

Arrive early with your gear to join in the jamming!

Analogue Coordinates is part of the Clan Analogue Electronic Weekend at 303 in the Melbourne Fringe Festival, celebrating 25 years of underground Australian electronic music from Clan Analogue.

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Sep
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Digital Envelope

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8pm: Will.I.Roms
8.30pm: iubar project
9pm: Ross Bencina
9.30pm: Random Acts of Elevator Music
10pm: Aeriae
10.30pm: KOSHOWKO (Retrospective DJ set)
11pm: DJ Reductionist

Digital Envelope explores the digital realm of electronic music with multiple artists presenting their unique sonic manipulations of ones and zeroes. With live performances by Aeriae, Random Acts of Elevator Music, iubar project and a retrospective DJ set by KOSHOWKO.

Experience iPad virtuosity, live coding, bit-crushed sonics and the bleeps of obsolete soundcards.
Clan Analogue celebrates 25 years of independent Australian electronic music-making with a two-night festival at Bar 303. Friday night’s ‘Digital Envelope’ explores the multi-faceted digital realm of electronic music while Saturday night’s ’Analogue Coordinates’ sees some of Melbourne’s idiosyncratic analogue technology performers in a spontaneous one-off collaboration.

www.melbournefringe.com.au/event/digital-envelope

 

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Sep
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Neo Lilac- EP Launch

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Neo Lilac are having their EP launch at 303 on the 11th of September. With special guest performers Henry Hicks, Liam Butler Webb and Tommy Harrison.


Neo Lilac are an up and coming Melbourne based soul, hip hop, pop group that are enticing fans with their lush harmonic and rhythmic grooves. They are inspired by the modern sounds of Robert Glasper, NAO and Anderson Paak as well as the RNB classics such as Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Having spent time recording in the studio this fresh new band are now taking their music to the streets to perform and share their fresh new tunes with everyone.

 

Doors 8pm

$10

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Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Geotech #5

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Slice Records presents: Geotech #5.
The next installment of Slice's Underground Electronic Music Nights 'Geotech' will feature a night of Tech / Prog / Acid. There will live acts, semi live acts, DJ's playing live and or semi live, possibly not alive...
These nights are about getting people together and for everyone to enjoy tunes from local, quality producers and DJ's in the comfy surrounds of Bar 303!

FREE ENTRY - CHEAP DRINKS - LAID BACK!

Featuring:
Phase 7
Suncoder
Psychoacoustic Vision/Tok'ra
Moskalin
SIRC
Lonely Faces
Jimmi-Woods
ADSY

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BIOS...
PHASE 7>>>>
Phase 7 is the Techno & Progressive House orientated project of Dan Silver who is also responsible for the psychedelic chill act Robodop Snei. The music can be described as a positive energy blast with grooves that just plainly aim to make you dance and have a good time. With influences from Techno, Progressive and Tech House with a pinch of psychedelia it is an exciting mix for any dance journey. Whether it's a Live Set or a DJ Set - Phase 7 is always aimed to make people smile and dance ! Phase 7 DJ Sets are featuring Dan's most recent discoveries & favorite artists along those same lines... a journey thru Techno, Tech & Prog House with the garanty to move! Since 2003 Part of uncountable House Parties, Out Door and Club Events in and around Melbourne, it's only a matter of time until you will be able to enjoy a Phase 7 Set.
https://phase7.bandcamp.com/album/you-need-music

SUNCODER>>>> (PZP)
Clint Grierson is Melbourne based sound designer, musician, digital artist and graphic designer.
Point Zero Productions is the outlet for the work, which includes freelance graphic design, digital art, electronic music as well as sound design for Propellerheads Reason and Reason Refills.
Clint ‘s vision integrates the love of sound, music, art and technology into a singular point of creativity.
The Zero Point.
soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/pzp

TOK'RA>>>> (Universal Tribe.Highly Evolved Music)
Tok'ra brings light and dark electronic beat driven storysets. Staefns' psytrance productions under Psychoacoustic Vision get reimagined under Tok'ra, turning them into slower electronic beats that blend from day to night, creating the unique experience of hearing the same song reimagined in different genres. Tok'ra creates a wide variety of music, depending on the time of day or length of set, the story can vary from relaxing electronic beats to hypnotic driving techno and finally reaching dark atmospheric techno, always focusing on his own sound design and atmosphere signature.
https://soundcloud.com/tokra-pav

MOSKALIN>>>> (Doesn't Matter)
Originally from Israel, Moskalin has been involved in many aspects of the electronic music for over 15 years, being an active part of the Israeli doof and clubbing scene. In 2009 he migrated to Australia and quickly established himself in the Melbourne scene as a versatile and reliable DJ, continuing to hone his extensive range of multi-genre experience. In January 2013 he co-formed the Doesn't Matter series in Melbourne which seeks to provide a new platform and home for house & techno purists and novices alike.
https://soundcloud.com/moskalin-1

SIRC>>>> (Acid Chicken)
Sirc a Melbourne based electronic music producer using hardware based synths, drum machines, samplers and sequencers creating familiar through to experimental sounds and eclectic rhythms that push the boundaries of dance music.
https://soundcloud.com/sircsound

LONELY FACES>>>> (Tempest)
Is a Melbourne based producer experimenting with what ever electronic equipment he can get his hands on. The result is some hearty grooves and uneasy spaces. Respect to Roger Linn and Bob Moog. Spans a variety of influences. Diverse in stylistic breadth, the album was created as an aural experiment on classic analogue synthesizers, heavily influenced by classic techno and electro sounds.
https://tempestrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/silver-moon

JIMMI-WOODS>>>> (Slice)
Jimmi-Woods is a Melbourne, Australian based producer an experimental electronic musician who could be considered a genre crosser who underpins his sound with tech infused grooves. In every production he is continuously thinking outside the square but most importantly allows the music to develop where it needs to grow.
https://soundcloud.com/jimmi-woods

ADSY aka Pom Pom>>>>
Putting production on the back burner for now, Adsy has found solace in the hunt and absolute search for the most amazing tracks being produced by the most amazing brains from around this fantastic planet we call earth!!
https://soundcloud.com/adsy_mob

WWW.SLICERECORDS.COM.AU
WWW.SLICERECORDS.BANDCAMP.COM
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SLICERECORDS

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Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Özergun + Katherine Hymer + Dalee

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Özergun -

Özergun is a 4-piece funk rock band from Melbourne, influenced by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Nina Simone and a plethora of hard funk and jazz, their sound is hard to describe without using the word unique, however has been defined as raw and real.

The guys met two years ago while undertaking studies in musical performance at the Northern College of Arts and have been working extensively on their upcoming album “Chasing Smoke” ever since.

Poised for the album’s release in the coming months, Özergun has made a move on Melbourne’s Live music scene to drum up interest in their unique musical art.

 

Katherine Hymer -

The First Lady of Dark Pop’ Katherine Hymer, intertwines Romantic melodic lines with dark and foreboding undertones. This culminates in a sound that has best been described as hauntingly beautiful.

With the addition of her live show band (Fiona Steele and Benjamin Trappitt), the lush orchestration is realized. With Katherine’s pure amalgamation of classical piano and Victorian gothic inspired costume, audiences often draw parallels between her shows and musical theatre.

 

Dalee

Dalee is a multi-award winning virtuoso pianist hailing from South Korea. Accompanied by her guitarist Heejun, she has travelled all the way to Australia to bring her Jazz-infused K-pop to a new audience.  

Dalee has full command of the piano combined with the sweetest of voices, which to watch live is simply captivating.

8pm - Dalee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V3LsjnaNMs&spfreload=5

9pm - Kathrine Hymer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaSEkSIkVew

10pm - Ozergun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlB0-59ECEU

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