303 Gig Guide
to Sep 3

303 Gig Guide

Sunday 20th August – ‘groove’

The Foxymorons + Ramen




Monday 21st August – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free



Tuesday 22nd August – ‘jazz‘


8pm, donation



Wednesday 23rd August – ‘jazz’


8pm doors, donation



Thursday 24th August – ‘folk pop’

Mango Retreat + Sophie Louise & The Dreamboats + Jungle Bird

8pm doors, $10



Friday 25th August – ‘EFFA’

Environmental Film Festival Fundraiser: Woy + Harmony Byrne + The Sand Dollars DJ Emerald + DJ Love Hertz

7pm doors, $25



Saturday 26th August – ‘video launch’

Anna Smyrk + Dan Musil + Jhana Allan + Jim Bob + Katerina Lorikeet

8pm, $8



Sunday 27th August – ‘singer songwriters’

Daniel Cooper + Clancye Milne + Natalie Carolan

5pm, $10/$5



Monday 28th August – rock, soul, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

8pm, free


Tuesday 29th August – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation



Wednesday 30th August – ‘jazz’


8pm doors, donation



Thursday 31st August – ‘funk, soul’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

The Putbacks

8pm doors, $10



Friday 1st September – ‘folk punk’

The Cooks + Gavin Styles + Steph Mang + Jack Robson

8pm, free entry


Saturday 2nd September – ‘’



Sunday 3rd September – ‘world, jazz, soundscapes’

Samassin + Imogen Pemberton




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

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free



Tuesday 5th September – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free



Wednesday 6th September – ‘jazz’

Lo-Res + guests

8pm, donation



Thursday 7th September – ‘blues, funk, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Justin Yap Band

8pm doors, $10



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

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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8:00pm 8:00pm


7pm slipper

8/30pm josh kelly featuring hugh harvey

10pm bohjass

Donation entry. Cd's available at the door for $20.

'Thousand Footsteps' is expansive and broad, whereas 'Invisible Desert', recorded on the same day was more personal and intimate. 'Thousand Footsteps' is an allegory of change in a world of complacent discontent; a world where the future is unseen, unknown and extremely fragile.
The band once again shine in an atmosphere of musical alliance that portrays a beautiful yet simple comittment to wholistic music making.

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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8:00pm 8:00pm


With a whole new line-up, Maddison Carter brings together promiment improvising musiciancs from Melbourne for this residency. Performing originals from Maddison, alongside the likes of Bach, the double-drummer, double-bass player, double-horn player band will be...
[Oxford Dictionary definition of 'Wily']: Skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.

9th August -
Drums: Maddison Carter and Hugh Harvey
Bass: Isaac Gunnoo and Tamara Murphy
Horns: James Macaulay and Julien Wilson

16th August -
Drums: Maddison Carter and Hugh Harvey
Bass: Isaac Gunnoo and Tamara Murphy
Horns: James Macaulay and Edward Fairlie

23rd August -
Drums: Maddison Carter and Danny Farrugia
Bass: Isaac Gunnoo and Tamara Murphy
Horns: James Macaulay and Julien Wilson

30th August -
Drums: Maddison Carter and Luke Andresen
Bass: Isaac Gunnoo and Frank Di Sario
Horns: James Macaulay and Julien Wilson

Doors Open: 8pm
Music Starts: 8:30pm
Entry: Donation (not free)

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Environmental Film Festival Fundraiser

Support our green cause in the coolest way:

- ALL FUNDS straight to Environmental Film Festival Australia 2017
- Over $1000 worth of door and raffle prizes
- Awesome line-up of local musicians and DJs not to be missed
Woy | The Sand Dollars
DJ Emerald Cowell (Tomorrow Never Knows, RRR) and DJ Love Hertz

Time: Doors at 7pm - First gig at 8pm
Price: $25
Drinks at bar prices

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8:00pm 8:00pm

Anna Smyrk - video launch

First show of the trip will be in Melbourne before I head up north.

I’ll be joined by Dan Musil Music, Jhana Allan, Jim Bob and Katerina Lorikeet. We’ll be playing you lots of new songs inspired by the last year of living in the Solomon Islands.

It’ll be the kind of warm, intimate show you only get in a venue that used to be a butcher shop.
Come on down.

Door at 8pm
Tickets $8 on the door
Official bits:

Anna Smyrk launches a new video for the song “House of Straw” with a national tour.

Taken from her EP “Song of the Silver-tongued Magpie,” which ABC Radio National called “exquisite” and Rhythms magazine describes as “a slow-burning gem,” the song has all the darkness and whimsy of a childhood fairy tale.

Just like the folk story on which it draws, the song speaks of struggling to build up solid walls for protection against the big, frightening world outside. This idea of building a safe, enduring home is something of a theme in Anna’s work, stemming from a nomadic life that has seen her living and working in diverse places over the last few years.

She wrote the song in a Buddhist monastery guesthouse in Northern India while backpacking around the sub-continent, then came home to record it in her old family farmhouse in Central Victoria. The release was put on hold while Anna went to work in Cambodia for a year to do community development work. For the past 12 months she has worked in the health development sector in the Solomon Islands, flitting back home to release new music and tour when she can.

The song’s haunting banjo picking and crystal-pure vocals are mirrored perfectly in the new animation for the single, created by Melbourne filmmaker Bethany Young. Like the old fable, the film shows that there’s nothing you can do but keep building better walls and warmer fires, hoping that they are enough to keep the bitter winds and wild animals at bay.

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5:00pm 5:00pm

Singer Songwriter Sunday: Natalie Carolan + Clancye Milne + Daniel Cooper

Come down, have a beer, listen to some beautiful songs while you watch the world wonder past on High Street in Northcote.

The afternoon will commence with the incredible music of Daniel Cooper followed by both solo and combined performances by Natalie Carolan and Clancye Milne.

Daniel Cooper performs original folk music with an experimental edge – guitar, vocals, homemade kalimba, and loops all included. Born of a love for a wide spectrum of music, the solo project operates under the strong influence of post-rock, folk, jazz and African music.

Clancye Milne writes songs straight from the heart, with expressive lyrics and soaring melodies. With some new songs on the list come and hear a rare performance of Clancye's solo pieces.

Natalie Carolan has one of Melbourne's strongest voices. Rarely we encounter female artists whose voice and lyrics exhibit the quality of being understated, vulnerable and yet powerful. Melbourne musician, Natalie Carolan is one such artist. Without having to over adorn her vocals, her unique, dream-like sound melt into her melodic driven songs.

Tix available on the door - $10 // $5

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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.




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7:00pm 7:00pm

Samassin + Imogen Pemberton


Samassin play lush orginal music with jazz, classical and world music influence. Cinematic soundscapes with eastern influenced rhythms, sublime melodies and both intricate arrangements and improvisations. Supported singer-songwriter Imogen Pemberton who mesmorises with lush vocals, soaring melodies and sophisticated guitar playing. Her debut EP ‘Spine’ (2016) captured her own unique vision with folk ballads that are haunting, heartfelt and raw. Together with cellist Oliver Downes, Imogen conjures soundscapes to break the heart and nourish the soul.

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Klub M.U.K
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.



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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8:00pm 8:00pm



Belinda Woods ~ Flute, Sax, Compositions
Gemma Horbury ~ Trumpet
Timothy Pledger ~ Sax
Diego Villalta ~ Guitar
Ali Watts ~ Bass
Daniel Brates ~ Drums

jazz/rock cross-over




10pm belinda woods wonderful band lo-res

8/30pm daniel brates fantashtik edel plastik

7/30pm johnathon dreyfus' hatchlings featuring some great improvisors including louis gill and binda woods, josh barber justin olsen and some guests from india

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8:00pm 8:00pm

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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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!


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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8:00pm 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


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Darebin Songwriters Guild
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.


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8:30pm 8:30pm

Julien Wilson 'B for Chicken' Quartet


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.




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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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Wendy Rule
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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6:00pm 6:00pm

Foxymorons + Ramen

6pm Ramen

Ramen, led by Hannes Lackmann, formed in mid 2017 with an idea of creating sound sculptures. A house of rhythm that you can sit in for a while, watch it form around you and be dismantled thoughtfully.
Beams of sound, a foundation of pulse, walls of colour.
Inspired by Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, Tower Of Power and the rhythms of the folkloric tradition of Cuba, minimalism and origami.

Hannes Lackmann - Drums
Matt Hayes - Bass
Selene Messinis - Piano
Tom Webster - Saxophones
Eamon Roy - Guitar

7pm Foxymorons

A 6 piece outfit that utilizes polyrhythms, drones and multi-ethnic influences to create groove based movements that allude to landscape and the natural.

Joel Trigg - keys
Josh Kreusler - guitar
Josh Manusama - Bass
Stephen Byth - tenor
Tom Bunnett - trumpet
Dom Stitt - kit


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8:00pm 8:00pm

$10 + The Wax Eaters

$10 continue to shake rooms around melbourne with their sonic assault and are planing their next attack at Bar 303. I can tell that you know a bargain when you see one so listen up. $10 will be performing 2, thats right, TWO FULL SETS on the night. So that's the best bang for your buck you'll get from anywhere if you ask me.

Joining them will be The Wax Eaters. They'll eat your wax to make room for more sound polution.

Doors at 8:00
$10 Entry


The Wax Eaters:

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Ben Carr Trio
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ben Carr Trio


Ben Carr - Saxophone

Tom Lee - Contra Bass

Phil Collings - Drums

The Ben Carr Trio are a modern jazz outfit, exploring a diverse musical world through composition and improvisation. The instrumentation of Tenor Saxophone, Contra Bass and Drum Kit, combine to create flowing lyrical balladry, hard swinging traditional jazz arrangements, the indomitable multi layered polyrhythm brew, and the unexplained.


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6:00pm 6:00pm

Little Daniel + Chris Commerford Band + John Atsiaris

Richard's comeback show! Taking his place on the drum chair for Little Daniel after drinking tea in England for half a year hehe.
Supported by fellow Melbourne acts The Chris Commerford Band & John Atsiaris Band

Sunday August 13th 2017
$5 entry
7PM Start
Bar 303. 303 High Street, Northcote

7PM: John Atsiaris Music
8PM: The Chris Commerford Band
9PM: Little Daniel

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Geotech #4

Slice, Tempest & Cosmicleaf present: Geotech #4 - Chill Edition.

Kerensa Stephens - Aviatrix (NZ)
Arcane Trickster

VJ: Ear Mind Eye

Date/Time: Saturday August 12th, 7pm - 1am.
Entry: FREE
Location: Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote, VIC, AUS.

Artist Bios...

Kerensa Stephens. (Cosmicleaf)
Dunedin, New Zealand based singer songwriter Kerensa Stephens has enjoyed a long and exciting artistic career. In her early life, Kerensa focused on dance, with music as a secondary practice; the 90's reversed this. Initially she sang in experimental rock bands, such as Children's Television Workshop and Waste The Earth. This underground arty exposure suited and helped her develop a lyrical, poetic writing style.
Then the colourful, wondrous world of the Rave dance scene swept through the New Zealand countryside and Kerensa found herself singing with a local electronic composer ecophonik. From within the Eudaemony Tribe, they developed a strong and extensive set which saw them invited to play a number of larger festivals in NZ, notably Canaan Downs Festival, Parihaka, Kaikoura Roots Festival, Soundsplash and Dunedin Mid-Winter Solstice Party.
As Aviatrix she composes electronica and enjoys melding blues and jazzy tones with experimental sometimes filmic soundscapes.
Aviatrix continues to write and expand, dream and dance, sing and produce original songs across diverse genres from Lounge, to drum & base, ambient techno, trance aria, dub, psysoul, gypsy folk and psybient.

Kable 54.
Melbourne artist Kable54 performs his sprawling synth driven, energetic electronic music, completely live & without computers, around Melbourne bars and nightclubs.
Kable54’s energetic live sound leverages the sonic aesthetic of his throwback analog & digital instruments, along with the ‘plastic ambient’ sound of his mesmerizing 2016 release, The Month Machine.
Right now, his main influences are 70’s Krautrockers like Kraftwerk & Conrad Snitzler, through to the current day Simian Mobile Disco as well as Youtube kids and their bedroom acid jams.
After previously releasing 4 EPs and performing a full live performance on KissFM Australia, Kable54 is currently polishing up his 5th release, a full length studio album. Volca Galaxies (released on Clan Analogue) will be a culmination of his near fortnightly gigging with the current hardware setup.

Stickleback. (Tempest)
Stickleback has been producing genre bending music for over 15 years.
Coming from a live music background, he seamlessly mixes organic with electronic, creating music which is hard to classify.
He has released numerous tracks on compilations and two albums, the most recent of which, 'Slipping On Black Ice' through Tempest Recordings, a Melbourne based label which likes to push the boundaries of leftfield downtempo and electronica.
Other labels to release Stickleback include Synchronos Recordings, Cosmicleaf, Slalom Records, Eyelash Records, Rajon and Yellow Sunshine Explosion.

Garagee. (Tempest)
Garagee is the brainchild and ongoing expressive outlet of multi-instrumentalist, Rob McPherson....
Kicking off in 2008, Garagee's aim was, and has remained, to create eclectic and emotive instrumental vignettes, accompaniments to travel and life, a non-visual filmic experience....if you will...
Drawing from a rich pallette of world instruments (including ruan, liuqin, saz, erhu, dan bau, gamelan and ukulele), traditional
rock instruments (guitar, bass, drums and synths) and field recordings utilizing electronics, Garagee creates hypnotic soundtracks to short films you haven't seen yet.
Garagee's live shows employ acoustic & electronic instrumentation, along with custom film clips. The past 6 years
has seen the project play supports to Australian electronic music legends by the likes of Ollie Olsen, Hesius Dome,
Rip Van Hippy & Andy Rantzen.

Arcane Trickster. (Tempest)
Arcane Trickster is a project centered around producer, Damiano Verna. Usually operating as a collaborative project with a variety of musicians, in particular long time musical partner, John Crombie,
Arcane Trickster's eclectic music spans the genres of electronic music with release on labels such as Tempest Recordings, Cosmicleaf Records, Yellow Sunshine Explosion, Liberation, Equinox Productions, Earthcore, Green Ant, and more.

Numatica. (Tempest)
Numatica is the down tempo project from Melbourne based producer Andrew Hunt. Playing guitar in bands of various styles formany years, Numatica evolved from a desire to incorporate various elements of electronic and acoustic music Andrew enjoyed into the one project, with the aim of keeping the songs melodic and rhythmic with interesting song structures.
Following his critically acclaimed debut album 'Dubutary' on the PsyHarmonics label, Numatica has joined the Tempest label, with his releases 'Sonic Circus' and '1 X 1 =3' and remixing Stickleback, Side Liner, Robodop Snei and Red Eye Express.


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8:30pm 8:30pm

Zenith Moon + Eaglemont + Will Clift

Melbournian bluesy rockers Zenith Moon have been slow cooking a mighty delicious feast over the past few months and are feeling ripe and ready to slam the door open on this buffet for you, at Bar 303.

They will be joined by some of Melbourne's best upcoming local artists.

Doors at 8:30pm.

$10 Admission

Line up:

Will Clift - 9pm

Will Clift is a 20 years old Soul/R&B Artist based in Melbourne Australia. With a Bachelor of Music under his belt he now purses a career playing original music around the world. His modern contemporary repertoire including his originals are influenced by artists such as Bill Withers, D'angelo, Guy Sebastian, Allen Stone, Frank Ocean, John Mayer and many more.

Eaglemont - 10pm

Creating and producing often poignant guitar based compositions as well as gaining influence from genre's such as indi folk, country and the occasional lick of alternative pop, Eaglemont is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne known for writing and performing with a way of ease and comfort-ability that makes you feel as if you're in her living room.

Zenith Moon - 11pm

Zenith Moon is a Melbournian rock 5-piece that weaves a modern twist into a solid foundation of classic rock, blues and soul. With strong attention to songwriting, the group spins epic anthemic melodies with an airtight rhythm section.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Cinecult303: 'ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS 1&2'


Turn up at 7 for a drink and to get a good seat for a 730 start.
Gold coin donation to help us keep shit weird.

The feature will commence at 7:30pm but please arrive early to imbibe, and procur good seats.

A gold coin donation will garner you entry.

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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8:00pm 8:00pm

The Montgomery Brothers - Album Launch

303 hosts one of the country's hottest young rhythm and blues outfits. Every member of The Montgomery Brothers boasts their own fierce multi-instrumental virtuosity and rare musical vocabulary - an already seasoned trio having toured as far as Latin America, Europe, Japan and Hawaii.

The national launch of their new fully self-produced release features very special guest collaborators Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire) and Danny Ross.

Doors at 8pm
Music from 9pm

$5 Entry
$15 Entry with album



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8:00pm 8:00pm


It was a long held dream of the band members to explore sounds akin to their favourite not-so-jazz ensembles. From AlasNoAxis to The Claudia Quintet to The Bad Plus and more, Sambar plays original music composed to make you feel things (and stuff).

Sambar is:

Aaron McCullough- Drums and Weber

Jack Beeche- Saxophone and Surfboard

Dan Mamrot- Octave Guitar and Fly Rod


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8:00pm 8:00pm

Geotech #3

Slice Records presents,
Geotech #3.
A night of underground electronic music from local artists and producers.


Point Zero Productions
Alpha Loopy
Squiddy Fiddler
Raped By Noise
Fate Æffect


A project by Melbourne based artist Vijay Thillaimuthu, is centred on the manifestation of sound in the visual medium. Concerned with the exposition of electronic sound synthesis through visualisation, Xenosine provides all encompassing multi-sensory works & live experiences driven by heavy rhythmic progression by means of modular synthesiser & theremin controller.

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.

Real people creating live beats and tunes in front of your eyes.
What started as an exploration of looping software, has now evolved into a full blown side project for Melbourne based singer/songwriter, Carolyn Oates, under the guise of Alpha Loopy. Oates had locked herself away in a little cabin in the Yarra Valley to experiment with some new gear and in a matter of a few weeks a new live instrumental project was born. Taking her back to her keyboard roots, she has created a spellbinding set of electro-pop music that is created live at every show.

0F.digital constructs minimalist sound sculptures, using digital and analog hardware. Taking influence from 80s and 90s industrial music, as well as IDM and minimal techno, the resulting auditory product is dark, repetitive and psychedelic.

Driven by his constant mantra 'Does not dance, do not feed, do not smile openly, and keep my focus on the task of musicianshiping' Squiddy, Aka Rafe Squidd, is deadly serious when requesting that you 'FARKN MOVE CUNTS' in whatever way that whatever nonsense is befalling the ear.
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 when, really, hes just frunging ordinary people with snares n noise. . .
Watch the norms cry with me . . .

SANFI. aka Sado
Mixing abrasive breakcore with deep ragga samples, acid bass lines and jungle drums, his music is the perfect flavour combination for people new to breakcore as well as those that have always been fans. Sanfi has been a cornerstone in the Melbourne breakcore community for years.

LYSDEXIC. (Hopscotch)
Began its existence as garbled experiments in freeform sound design, audio manipulation and textural soundsculpting before moving into rhythmic based composition. Drawing influence from autechre, Ryoji Ikeda, Richard Devine and other heavy glitch luminaries - Lysdexic continues to explore and destroy the audio spectrum.
soundcloud.com/lysdexic /mixcloud.com/lysdexic

Behind the veil, amidst clouds and voodoo trinkets, is Fate Æffect. Inspired by occult insight and visions of dystopia, this industrial and dark electronica project has been producing multi-faceted esoteric sounds since 2003. His work is a vessel for musical experimentation and inspiration unrestricted by genre, flirting with a range of electronic styles from industrial, dark techno, weird bedroom beats and electronica, idm noise/ambient. Fate Æffect’s live setup and production techniques change constantly and aims to create feelings in gyrations of sensory awareness.

First show in 10 years, formed at the start of 1998 - now with member Alexei P as 2nd guitarist.


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8:00pm 8:00pm

Bortier Okoe & Band

Well-known for his extraordinary musical gifts and exciting innovations as composer, master traditional drummer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Bortier is a popular and sought after performer, delivers songs in English, and his native Ghanaian languages of Ga, Twi, and Ewe. Bortier Okoe truly is one of Africa’s most inspirational musicians. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Bortier was a child prodigy who spent much of his childhood travelling Ghana with his family in their music and dance performance group, Nyomor Baatsor, and it’s not surprising to learn that he was recognised by the Ghanaian government as a master drummer and cultural ambassador when he was only seventeen years old.

Come see Bortier and his band at bar 303 on Friday 28th of July!

$15 entry

Support acts TBC

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Bohjass + Damien Ellis Group
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bohjass + Damien Ellis Group


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


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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7:00pm 7:00pm

AK's Bone Patrol

From the tempestuous brine of the deep comes Admiral Keneally's Bone Patrol wielding their wily ways and nautical nonsense weaving short stories to tempt your sonic senses...

We're are at it again!!
This time it's personal and it's at bar 303!

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8:00pm 8:00pm


Two sounds meet for the first time in one pen. Expect high grade roots, dub and rub-a-dub.

Free Entry all night.


Every month at Bar 303 we will feature local and interstate soundsystems and selectors on rotation playing the best in reggae and dubwise music at Bar 303 High Street Northcote.

Free entry

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Paris Plan + Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy + King River Rising + Blondel

Melbourne's very own Paris Plan will be bringing you what is sure to be a crazy night full of bangin' tunes and fresh grooves. The PP crew will be headlining Northcote's Bar 303, alongside some of Melbourne's finest and freshest.

In what should be an absolute humdinger of an evening, Paris Plan will be joined by Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy, King River Rising and Blondel (links below).

The Deetz:

Tickets: $10 on the door

Doors @7pm

Set Times (subject to change):

8:15 - Blondel

9:00 - King River Rising

9:50 - Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy

10:40 - Paris Plan


Make sure you wear your best groovin' clothes, because it's gonna get radical :)

Blondel - https://soundcloud.com/blondelmusic

King River Rising - https://kingriverrising.bandcamp.com/

Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy -

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4:00pm 4:00pm

BYO Vinyl Sunday Session

Melbourne Record Club and Bar 303 present:
BYO Vinyl Sunday Session at Bar 303 in Northcote!

Have you ever wanted to play some of your favourite tracks at your local? Here's your chance!
Bring along a selection of your records to BYO Vinyl Sunday at Bar 303 on Sunday July 16 and you be the DJ!

We welcome all genres (within reason) and encourage anyone to come down and join in. No experince? No worries, we'll be there to set you up and help you out if needed.

This is not an open decks style DJ night, more of a guest DJ vibe. There is no judgement or pretension just a bunch of music lovers doing what they love to do - Play records!

So grab a stack of records and a bunch of mates and head down on the day. Add your name to the sign-up sheet and we'll come and say hi when it's your turn to cue up your tracks.

Free entry


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to Jul 16




This is the big one for July!

We are teaming up with Bar 303 in Northcote to bring you a full day of local talent across 2 STAGES!


With acts such as: Creature Fear, Mango Retreat, Wolf and Willow, Phisha, Zac Saber Music, Mario D Music, Charlee Gesser and many others, this one is not to be missed!

Doors at 3:00pm
$10 pre-sale

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8:00pm 8:00pm

The Wimmera speaks

The Wimmera speaks. D’Arcy Molan

After skronking with saxophone delight in The Impossible No Goods and being part of BJ Morriszonkle’s Toy Symphony wrecking crew, D’Arcy Molan is sufficiently pacified to perform an interpretation of his matrilineal connection to the Wimmera region in western Victoria. In ‘The Wimmera speaks’ D’Arcy will project landscape photographs, and use spoken word, pre-recorded soundscapes, and live instruments to present material themed around people and place, the ethics of non-indigenous belonging, and the multiple history of spaces explored in his recent work, ‘The Wimmera: a postcolonial mosaic memoir’. Experience the premiere of this new multimodal work with punctuated support from MC Rhythmic Gibberish and vocal haiku from The Northern Belles.

doors at 8pm, $10.

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7:30pm 7:30pm

Lara Prokop + Tim Palstra + Jade Talbot

Come to Bar 303 and soak up some live music from tasty solo artists. Have a drink, get cosy and enjoy!

$10 dollary-doos at the door :)

I'm excited to have Jade Talbot supporting https://www.facebook.com/jadetalbotmusic/

Tim Palstra (front man of Elk + Mammoth) will follow with a special solo set! https://www.facebook.com/elkandmammoth/

Lara Prokop (me) will be on last with newly written songs, yet to be performed to an audience!

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8:00pm 8:00pm

The Good Minus + Copperhead Brass Band + Mijo Biscan

In the welcoming surrounds of 303's front bar. Entry/exit is by monetary donation of your choosing!

The Good Minus 10pm
Copperhead Brass Band 9pm
Mijo Biscan 8pm

THE GOOD MINUS bring their inimitable style of angular pop to Bar 303 on Sat 8th July. Matt Welch, Dave Kean and Stu Hazelman blend widely different influences to create intricate arrangements, featuring three-part vocal harmonies and obscure yet groove-heavy time signatures. These three instrument-swapping singers have each garnered over a decade of experience with artists such as The Hazelman Brothers, Cavanagh & Argus, and Fly South.

Armed with nothing but a slew of horns and percussion, COPPERHEAD BRASS BAND combines elements of the loud, gritty street parties of New Orleans with the meticulously arranged sounds and beats of a hip-hop troupe. Inspired by the heavy-hitters of American brass bands such as Youngblood and the Stooges, Copperhead will bring the dance wherever they see fit.

MIJO BISCAN - “Moody, heartbreaking, stunning, f**king epic.” –Beat Magazine
Delicately crafted lyrics, floating melody lines and sometimes intense croon/howling.

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