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Editor’s Note With Gloria Brancatisano

Fourteen years on and British India are still going strong – fourteen years on and their hair is still going strong too. They’re about to hit the road to celebrate their single ‘Midnight Homie’ and if the lyrics are anything to go by – “My friends are better than your best friends / My night is better than your whole life” – things are going pretty damn well for the Melbourne lads. Okay, so the lyrics are actually a social commentary, but just check out our chat with frontman Declan Melia and you’ll see that they are having the time of their lives right now. We’ve got a pretty jampacked mag here for you – filled to the brim with bits and pieces for everyone’s tastes. Film buffs? We’ve got you covered. Jazz enthusiasts? You’re sorted too. Ready to learn a new skill? Yep, that’s in here too. We’re only scratching the surface, but if I gave it all away here, why would you keep turning the page? Also shout out to all mums and mother-figures, you all do such a bloody brilliant job, and if your children are anything like me, you also show the utmost patience and love, sometimes in very trying times. Thanks for encouraging your children’s artistic endeavours – be it music or writing, theatre or comedy – if you didn’t encourage it, we wouldn’t have anything to talk about in these here pages. You’re the best.

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News Thando

NGV Reveal Their Massive Friday Nights Program Lineup For the 2018 stint of their Friday Night series, NGV has partnered with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival to ensure a massive array of artists are on offer to light up your Friday night. Hometown favourites Cookin’ On Threee Burners will perform on the opening night, meanwhile Brooklyn-based comtemporary jazz trumpeter Maurice Brown – who has recorded with leading artists including Florence and The Machine and Macy Gray and The Roots – will headline and subsequently close out the celebrations. Other highlights include Remi, Senegambian Jazz Band and Zimbabwean R&B artist thando. The NGV Friday nights series runs every week from Friday June 15 until Friday October 5 with more details available via the NGV website.

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The Bennies

Two of life’s greatest gifts – music and footy – are set to join forces again for the community sporting match of the year, the Reclink Community Cup. Raising funds supporting Reclink Australia’s work delivering specialist sport, recreation and arts programs for at-risk youth and disadvantaged communities across the country, The Cup has become an iconic event on Melbourne’s calendar since it’s inception in 1993. Happening on Sunday June 24, the 2018 Reclink Community Cup will feature snags, cracking bands and of course the footy match between the fabled Rockdogs and the Megahertz when it goes down at Victoria Park from 11am.

Returning from their mammoth tour of Europe and the UK including 32 shows in 30 days, The Bennies are showing no signs of slowing down and are set to take their pumping new record Natural Born Chillers around Australia next month. The Bennies will take in five states across 11 dates, promising their blistering live act to all. They’ve also locked in an unfathomably sweet selection of supports to join them, including punk rock powerhouse duo The Gooch Palms and rapidly up-and-coming indie-punk outfit Young Offenders. The Bennies will bring Natural Born Chillers to Howler on Friday July 6.

Good Morning

Cosmo’s Midnight

With their oozing debut record Prize // Reward in tow, Good Morning have announced they’ll be launching the release in their hometown with two special secret shows. Released on Friday May 11 on Remote Control Records, Prize // Reward trickles and sways, showcasing the band’s signature home-style recording technique and songwriting style. Good Morning’s album launch shows are set to down at a secret Collingwood venue on Friday May 18 and Friday May 25, with the venue to be confirmed upon ticket purchase.

Ahead of their hugely anticipated debut album, What Comes Next, bouncing electronic-pop duo Cosmo’s Midnight has announced they’ll be touring around the country. It comes off the back of a massive 2017 for the pair, who played standout festival slots, jumped on their most ambitious international touring schedule to date and amassed over 15 million Spotify streams. What Comes Next is out on Friday June 15 via Sony/RCA Records and Cosmo’s Midnight will play it at The Corner Hotel on Friday July 13.

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Tonight Alive — Sat 12 May —

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Jaala

Are hitting the road in support of their latest release Local alternative juggernauts Jaala are gearing to hit the road next month, armed with their sophomore record Joonya Spirit. The fourstop run will see the outfit hit up Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, bringing their enigmatic brand of jazz-prog-soul with them. Helmed by Cosima Pay, new band members Maria Moles and Carolyn Schofield round out the Jaala band, while Cynaide and Palm Springs are set to join them on the tour as support. Jaala’s Joonya Spirit tour will stop by The Tote on Friday June 29.

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The Cat Empire

Announce their 2018 national tour dates Internationally-renowned Australian groove behemoth The Cat Empire have announced they’ll be emerging from studio hibernation in September to jump on a long-awaited national tour. In doing so you can bet there’ll be a slew of a new tunes coming with them on the road, alongside their massive array of longstanding favourites of course. The Cat Empire is one of Australia’s most celebrated bands, selling well over 2.5 million albums as well as more tickets annually than any other band from Down Under. They’ll play The Palais Theatre on Saturday September 8.

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Cherry Poppers Showcase — Fri 25 May —

Pain (SWE)

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Trial Kennedy — Sun 27 May —

Mastin

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Tired Lion

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El Cekis

William Crighton

Reveals 2018 Australian tour dates Showcasing works from his brand new record EMPIRE including lead single ‘Happiness’, acclaimed singer-songwriter William Crighton is set to tour the country throughout July and August. A true visionary, Crighton spent his 2017 playing to massive crowds across WOMADelaide and Woodford Folk Festival, before showcasing at Canadian Music Week, New York City’s Mondo Music Conference and the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. The EMPIRE tour will take in a slew of regional and metro hotspots across Australia, including a slot at the famed Bello Winter Music Festival in New South Wales. William Crighton will play Howler on Friday July 20.

Peter Tosh Tribute Show — Sat 23 June —

Section 8

Is throwing a Brooklyn-style Block Party next week Iconic Melbourne laneway venues Section 8 and Ferdydurke are teaming up with Brooklyn Brewery to throw a block party next week. Section 8’s outdoor space will be transformed into ‘The Brooklyn Zoo’ thanks to a live painting done on the day by El Cekis of NY art crew The Bushwick Collective. There’ll also be live music from local artists like SO.Crates and SADIVA, as well as a pop-up barbershop, meanwhile upstairs at Ferdydurke they’ll be dishing up New York-style food and pouring an exclusive range of Brooklyn Beers. Sydney DJ Disco Delicious will be spinning tracks and there’ll be a hot dog eating contest if you fancy a challenge too. It’s all happening from 2pm on Saturday May 19 with more details available via the Facebook event. 

The Ballarat Heritage Weekend Is Set To Take You On A Historical Journey

The Ballarat Heritage Weekend rolls into Ballarat at the end of the month, promising to celebrate the growth and achievements of Victoria’s third-largest city with a smattering of activities, entertainment and events. Highlights include a smartphone scavenger hunt, a display of vintage cars, a re-living of BTV6 – Ballarat’s own television station of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s – and the Ballarat “Up and Under” virtual headset walk. Meanwhile 100 Years of Music will take place across two massive nights – over 100 local performers will perform a song from each year since 1918, promising to take festival-goers on an unforgettable journey through ‘20s swing, rock‘n’roll, disco and grunge. The Ballarat Heritage Weekend goes down from Saturday May 26 until Sunday May 27 across the City of Ballarat. You can find more details via their official website.

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The Toys

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Chrysta Bell

Tim Minchin and Chrysta Bell Announced As Headliners For Dark Mofo 2018

The sixth annual Dark Mofo festival has revealed their 2018 headliners, coming in the form of music composer, lyricist and comedian extraordinaire Tim Minchin and dream-pop chanteuse and long-time Lynchian collaborator Chrysta Bell. MONA Hobart’s adored winter celebration will feature exclusive performances from these visionaries alongside other program highlights across ten days. These include performances from physical theatre company Second Echo Ensemble, an after-dark tour of Hobart’s Convict Penitentiary as well as an interview between Australian journalist Peter Greste and former Jihadist, Muhammad Manwar Ali. Dark Mofo will also team up with the City of Hobart to see Winter Feast froll into Salamanca Market for another year. Dark Mofo will go down from Wednesday June 13 until Sunday June 24.

Hollow Coves

Release new single, announce national tour

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Unveil 2018 national tour dates

Amid an extensive run of international dates including their first ever in North American and a run across Europe supporting UK singer-songwriter Tom Walker, indie-folk duo Hollow Coves have dropped a new single, ‘Ran Away’. Following their stay in the UK for festival season, the pair have announced that they’ll bring the single home to Australia for a ten-stop tour throughout August. Their new track comes after Hollow Coves released their debut EP Wanderlust last year which saw lead single ‘The Woods’ reach #1 on both Hype Machine and THR’s ‘Top TV Songs’ Chart. Hollow Coves will stop by the Northcote Social Club on Saturday September 1.

Dance-punk three-piece RAAVE TAPES have announced they’ll be putting on a headline national tour, which will see them hit up a stack of capital regional cities. RAAVE TAPES burst onto the scene in 2016 when they were handpicked by triple j Unearthed to perform at  This That Festival. With 2017 came the release of their breakout singles  ‘2 U XOXO’ and  ‘k bye’, the band quickly harnessing a barrage of fans and support slots with the likes of Northeast Party House, Hockey Dad and The Gooch Palms. RAAVE TAPES will play Yah Yah’s on Saturday June 9.

National Geographic’s Symphony For Our World

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

An inspiring 90-minute live orchestra performance, National Geographic’s Symphony For Our World is set to stop by Melbourne. Combining archival footage with orchestra and choir, the performance will tell the over-130-year-old story of the National Geographic. Composition will come from Hans Zimmer, Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, in what is set to be a truly special evening marrying science and art. National Geographic’s Symphony For Our World will come into Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday September 2.

Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum-selling artists Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite are bringing their second joint album No Mercy In This Land to capital cities across the country in July. The duo continues their five-year collaborative effort since the release of their 2013 record Get Up! which saw them take home the Best Blues Album Grammy the following year. The celebrated pair will play Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday July 11.

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Are bringing their joint album to Australia this year


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Brothers Wreck

A breakout play from Jada Alberts Jada Alberts transports the audience to her hometown of Darwin in her breakout play, Brothers Wreck – a gut-wrenching look at a grief-stricken family whose love for each other knows no limits. It’s a story of suicide and redemption that promises to be both challenging and rewarding to experience. Catch it at the Malthouse from Friday June 8 – Saturday June 23.

Next Wave Festival

Comedy

Celebrating the next generation of artists and creative risk-takers, Next Wave Festival splashes into Melbourne to bring a bevvy of events and endeavours that showcase the very best of the avant-garde. Highlights include the Festival Opening Party, Next Wave Nights, Bloodlines – blurring the boundaries between culture and memories – and Not Good Place, the politically-charged technicolour dream from Josh Muir and Adam Ridgeway. Next Wave Festival goes down throughout Melbourne, wrapping up on Sunday May 20.

American Essentials Film Festival We hear you like popcorn

Some things are just made for each other – peanut butter and jam, wine and cheese, Batman and Robin, Woody and Buzz… okay, we’re getting out of control. Another iconic pairing is a that of a great film and an endless supply of delicious, buttery popcorn. Lucky for you, Beat and Palace Cinemas are teaming up to ensure your popcorn box is never empty. That’s right, we’re talking about bottomless popcorn. Unlimited refills. Turn to page 23 to find out more. Palace Cinema’s American Essentials Film Festival runs until Sunday May 20.

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Thursday Comedy Club You know the drill. It’s the club where the big names drop in. This week, expect guests from radio, TV and more. Thursday May 10 at 120 Exhibition St, Melbourne.

Symphony For Our World

MSO vs. Tripod

Nature lovers will be excited to hear that National Geographic are bringing their live orchestral performance, Symphony For Our World, to Australia this year.  Produced by Jason Michael Paul, the 90-minute performance combines footage from over 130 years of National Geographic footage with an original score. The music aspect is taken care of by the BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, including pieces from composers like Hans Zimmer and Austin Fray. Sunday September 2 at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Funny guys Yon, Scod and Gatesy are known as the comedy powerhouse Tripod. They’ll be dishing out their usual brand of humour to the symphonies of composer Leonard Bernstein. The MSO will be led by Associate Conductor Benjamen Northey for the 75-minute performance, working through pieces from the legendary composer with commentary from the comedic trio. It’s going down Tuesday May 29 at Hamer Hall. Tickets via the MSO.

Nature and music collide

Classical and comedy: together at last


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COLUMNS

Beat Eats WITH GEORGIA SPANOS

Industry WITH CHRISTIE ELIEZER

Electronic WITH MICHAEL CUSACK

Chico G HOW SPOTIFY’S PUBLIC LISTING WILL HELP MELBOURNE MUSICIANS AND SONGWRITERS

When waltzing down Brunswick Street on a sunny afternoon, a new thought came to my mind. As I spend almost every evening around the area, appreciation for the familiar becomes increasingly harder to grasp. “There’s still so much to explore,” I thought, and since it arose, my past few evenings have seen me dining at eateries I’ve never tried before, down our beloved Brunswick Street in Fitzroy.

New York is 16,677 kilometres and a 20 hour flight away from Melbourne. But Spotify’s successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange – where it was valued at $29 billion – will have a flow-through effect on Melbourne musicians and songwriters. Last week the Swedish streaming service reported its first quarterly earnings since it went public. Revenue was US$1.38 billion, monthly user base in 65 countries was 170 million, 75 million of these were subscribers paying $10 a month. Which has made Wall Street very excited and optimistic not only about Spotify, but streaming and the global music industry.

For years I’ve kept Indian food strictly as a takeaway option, but after discovering Mukka, I now have a new reason to go out. Their restaurant offers honest Indian food that’s also imaginative and classic. Plus, they serve Indian cocktails which I’m shocked I’ve never tried before – like their Bloody Mahrani of organic vodka, tomato juice and their housemade spice mix of dill, white pepper, celery salt and turmeric. Their food is just as impressive, like their famous dosas which are an all-day South Indian staple of a light savoury pancakey crepe made from a homemade fermented batter of rice and lentils. Or my favourite, their banana leaf fish fry marinated in a spicy paste of fresh garlic, ginger, tomatoes, green chillies and desiccated coconut. Head down to Mukka to satisfy your next tummy grumble and say hi to Prateek when you arrive – he’s a very lovely man.

Morgan Stanley predicts Spotify will be worth $200 million by the end of 2022. “We argue the strong value proposition of paid streaming services will drive penetration higher over time,” it predicted. JP Morgan pointed out that Spotify’s user base has grown at a rate of 38% each year, and that it would do for music what Netflix has done for movies and TV with a leap in subscribers, and hence generate some serious money. To the financial investment world, Spotify is the litmus test for the health and money-making capabilities of the music industry, and sends the message that it’s truly in recovery mood. It’s shown growth for three years, and the three majors Universal, Sony and Warner this year reported their best financials in a decade.

Last week we saw the surprise launch of an exciting new venture from Melbourne DJs Simon TK and Chico G called Skylab Radio, who’ve set up shop above Bar Romantica in East Brunswick. The online radio station will be broadcasting three days a week to begin with, covering genres that celebrate “eclectic music, artistic flair and cultural inclusiveness.” The guys aim to represent a broad spread of both the Melbourne and global music scenes with no broadcasting restrictions – “presenters will have the option of more talk-based shows, or simply letting the music speak for itself.” The first weekend of broadcast featured mixes and segments by the likes of JNETT, Zach PM, Puglist, Toni Yotzi, Millu and plenty more. Each segment is archived too so you can listen any time, check out skylab-radio.com.

Taipan Tiger Girls

This Friday May 11, club night weirdos Club D’érange are doing something you don’t see a lot of in the house and techno scene–hosting a live band in the club. Respected underground noisemakers Taipan Tiger Girls will bring their rhythmic improvised soundscapes and (gasp) guitars to Hugs&Kisses for a “late night party set”. I’m not entirely sure what that means from these guys but my gut tells me it’s going to be loud. Selectors on duty for the night are Moopie, Snedynski and Harold. Kicks off at 11pm.

U-Kahn

Just down the road lives Fina’s 2, Melbourne’s first vegetarian and vegan-friendly soup/stir-fry restaurant of Vietnamese cuisine. My best vegetarian friend suggested the restaurant and it’s quickly jumped onto my regular-dining list. The staff, interior and overall vibe is all kinds of endearing and fun; bright chairs and bold, red walls contrast with sweet wooden tables and bright green chop sticks that burst with vibrancy. We started with the salt and pepper crispy tofu which was possibly the lightest fried tofu I’ve tried. We then moved onto spicy noodle soup – the restaurants most widely celebrated meal – featuring thick vermicelli noodles with beef (but not real beef ), tofu, and mushrooms with bean sprouts, cabbage and mint for freshness. Pair your meal with a cooling beverage, like the Cold Fighter juice of carrot, orange, lemon and ginger. I promise you’ll leave with a happy tummy. 16

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Sony just sold half its shares and made $911million – and has, like the other majors, promised to share it with its recording artists and songwriters. Spotify’s plans for artists could benefit Australia. Founder Daniel Ek wants to build up the number of artists on its platform from three to ten million. He wants to break more new music globally than ever before. Spotify has the support of the millennials’ buying power and obsession with music. 72% of users are under the age of 34, and 43% are under 24. 30% of listening is to playlists and programming. Ek calls it “a massive transformation,” adding that top playlists are “bigger than any US radio station.”

Down at Revolver on Friday, a new techno night is launching called Doppler, focusing on the harder sounds of raw acid, industrial and Detroit techno. It’s about time the southside got something a little less ‘standard’. On board for the launch party is Vohkinne, U-Khan, Edward Richards, Concealed, Paul Lynch and Josh Wain. Kicks off at midnight. In the city at Brown Alley, Stranger are hosting New York deep house and techno veteran DJ/producer Anthony Parasole. Parasole has had productions out on his own labels, The Corner & Deconstruct (with label-partner Levon Vincent), Dekmantel, as well as on Marcel Dettmann’s mighty techno imprint MDR. Local support from Chiara Kickdrum, Sweetland, Mha iri, DJ Deen Ariff, Jono Brayshaw, Marcus Ok and Arteq Productions. Kicks off at 10pm.


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Punk

WITH JOE HANSEN

Metal

Hip Hop

Horns up and infernal hails from the Adamantium Wolf, for I have once again risen from the ashes of publications past to scribe information from a mind forged by the fires of the heavy metal world, and force them upon mere mortals once more. Also, g’day mates, my name’s Lochlan, and I’m here to introduce myself as your new weekly metal columnist for Beat Magazine, so, thanks for making it this far. If you have a keen interest in heavy music happenings within Australia, there is a fair chance you may have come across my name before. If not, rest assured that I’ve done a fair bit in my 15 or so years of active involvement in this madness.

Hip hop fans should watch out for fierce newcomer Tazzy. Fuelled by ambition and attitude, the sassy R&B queen from Sydney is ready to take the Australian hip hop scene by storm. The young rapper just released her debut single ‘Honest Rap Song’ accompanied by wacky visuals that will leave you wanting more. The trap track is layered with hard 808s and synths and Tazzy’s husky vocals and badass bars are reminiscent of Rihanna’s rapping style. ‘Honest Rap Song’ is a playful tongue-in-cheek commentary on the superiority complex put on by many modern day rappers. Tazzy embraces her insecurities and accepts her reality, refusing to rap about riches or success – “I’m just a real bitch in a fake world”. The haunting song is accompanied by a trippy colourful music video, which follows the rap queen as she causes havoc in the streets of Sydney. I’m excited to see a strong independent female artist like Tazzy on the scene and will keep an eye out for future releases.

I’ve fought for metal across radio, print, and online outlets, and I’ve slayed for Satan at various record labels and touring endeavours. I’ve shed the blood of Christ upon stages all around the world, alongside fellow disgusting and disaffected vagabonds inside more touring vehicles than I’d ever care to count. This is the first piece I’ve written for street press since 2014. What can I say? I needed to step away from the keyboard for a bit (just kidding, I will never log off ), but it feels right to be back at it in this moment. I look forward to all the potential art and ideas I can spread from within this here designated space. I’ll most definitely annoy a few people along the way, but hopefully inspire a few too. Metal has given me friends I consider family, and a livelihood that makes no logical sense. It has shown me a world beyond the mundane, and taken me around the planet twice over. Picking up the mantle of this column is the least I could do.

Born and raised in Newcastle, Soa is an Aussie rapper of mixed Tongan and European descent. Offering a unique perspective on life, the storyteller has dropped his intimate debut EP Everything We Could Be. Formerly known as Relevent, he released a mixtape called Words for the People back in 2014. After a short hiatus, it’s safe to say the rapper has grown as an artist and his five-track EP proves this. Drawing upon real experiences, the project is a personal journey, taking listeners through Soa’s happiness and hardships. With features by Voli K, Belle Badi and Olivia Kolo, the EP is filled with slow jams and vivid lyricism, and this is where Soa’s honesty really shines through. Looking for more hip hop to add to your playlist this week? Got you covered. Support emerging Aussie artists and check out ‘Level Up’ by Burn City’s Kae, ‘Cellular’ by Nico Ghost and ‘Buss It Down’ by WVS signee Vic August.

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WITH VANESSA VALENZUELA

Much like the original rock‘n’roll the genre evolved and drew from, the role of bass guitar in punk rock is a key component of both rhythm and melody. While punk rock bassists have typically stuck to traditional background roles in bands, a select few have stood out far beyond the rest in terms of not only breaking new ground in the sound and style of their instrument, but progressing the development of the instrument within the punk rock sound. DEE DEE RAMONE (THE RAMONES)

Along with his bandmate Johnny, Dee Dee’s playing style of relentless eight-note downstrokes was crucial in the development of the archetypal sound of punk rock. Almost always sticking to the root bass notes of the song and providing much of the rhythmic drive, Dee Dee’s no-nonsense style was arguably the most influential in all of punk rock. MIKE WATT (MINUTEMEN/ FIREHOSE/THE STOOGES)

A master of versatility and groove, Mike Watt’s definitive playing in Minutemen was equal parts hardcore punk and funk. One of the first bands out of the LA punk scene to explore new sounds and stylistic choices previously unheard of in punk rock, Watt’s unique and powerful playing influenced many bass players in the scene to think outside the box and explore the full possibilities of the instrument. Now playing for the reformed Iggy and the Stooges, there was never any doubt that he would be the right player to bring justice to those songs as well. KIRA ROESSLER (BLACK FLAG)

Joining the iconic Black Flag at their turning point of expanding from the straight-forward hardcore they were initially known for, to the experimental sludge and jazzinfluenced style of later albums, Kira Roessler was a crucial member of the rhythm section at the time. Debuting in the studio with 1984’s now iconic Slip It In, Roessler’s often overlooked bass work in the more experimental side of the band left a lasting impact on punk rock and the emerging development at the time of post-hardcore. ROB WRIGHT (NOMEANSNO)

One of the rare punk rock bands almost fully driven by bass guitar, the sound of Rob Wright in posthardcore freaks NoMeansNo is one of the most unique and powerful in the genre. Almost as if Dee Dee Ramone had a background in freeform jazz, the expressive and punchy bass playing of Rob Wright continues to be heavily overlooked.

Encircling Sea

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While the Descendents’ previous two bassists, Tony Lombardo and Doug Carrion, are both excellent, it was the arrival of Alvarez in 1987 that solidified the band’s lineup that remains to this day. Fitting the band like a glove with his driving rhythmic fingerpicking and fast arpeggios and scale runs, Alvarez continues to play equally well in both pop-punk and the band’s more experimental math rock side.

As I write this in the wee hours before my first-ever Beat deadline, I’ve just gotten home from a rather sick night at the second-ever Direct Underground Fest. It featured debut Australian performances by European acts Ihsahn, Belphegor, and Wiegedood, plus the return of New Zealand’s Diocletian, the third visit for America’s Revocation, and a first time on the big kid stage for Australia’s Encircling Sea. It was a pretty fat, broad slice from the extreme scopes of black and death. Sucked in if you missed it, and if you’re not familiar, pick the name that makes the least sense to you and go stream them now. If we both make it that far, I’ll catch you next week.

Nasty Mars continues to make his mark on the music scene with a unique soul sound that continues to captivate audiences. His latest groove track ‘Heaven’ is an emotionally powerful piece laced with poetic lyricism and optimism, sporting high-end production and stunning instrumentation. Nasty Mars & The Martians will present acoustic renditions of songs from their upcoming EP later this month. The performance will be accompanied by visual art installations by Melbourne creative Isaiah Morris. Witness the intimate night of music and art at Blender Projekt Space in Docklands on Saturday May 12. This is an all ages event. Laundry Bar brings you another fantastic lineup of Melbourne’s upcoming hip hop talent. This week witness the lyricism of local rappers Elapidae, Lui, ORRA, Brandon Stone, QRF Malway and Mike the Artiste. As always it’s free entry, so head on down to Laundry Bar this Thursday May 10. BEAT.COM.AU

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British India

Could the introspective musings of Declan Melia be down to his, as he puts it, advancing years? Could his blunt and coercive manner be a result of the intense decade he’s spent as the vocalist for British India? Whatever the reason for his candid manner, the frontman of the Aussie indie-rock favourites finds himself at a turning point where musically and personally, keeping on keeping on might not be enough – and for a band that is often cited as Australia’s hardest working, that’s a pretty big statement.

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It began with the release of their latest album, Forgetting The Future, last year. Whether British India intended on a message or an openness of interpretation, the album definitely covers the bases of what’s going on in the world – creating what Melia describes as a universal sound. “In terms of lyrical content and the overall sonic nature, the further you get away from bedroom recordings, and for us that would be something like Guillotine [2007], the more universal songs tend to sound,” Melia says. “They engage a wider audience. Even when you’re listening to them yourself, you feel like this is for everyone. “I think that’s why people talk about things like having a stadium sound – what’s the nature of stadiums? They’re full of people.” British India have written an album about the people, for the people. “’I think for the first time we were welcoming lyrics that were political,” says Melia. “If you look at our backlog of songs everything is really personal in that they’re talking about a protagonist facing a few problems, having a whinge about it. Whereas there are a few songs on this album which are like, ‘we’re all facing a problem, let’s whinge about it.’” Even the songs you might think are about having a good time are not so – ‘Midnight Homie’ is British India, in the style they’ve made their own, creating a kaleidoscope of sense in song as they repetitively cry, ‘My friends are better than your friends’. “I wanted to get at, that me, me, me, my friends are better than yours kind of thing – it seems quite innocent – which group of friends doesn’t think feel like that? “But that elitism, that exclusion, leads to other things, which is why later on in the song, ‘My god is better than your god’, I think speaks to the insane things people have been doing in the name of religion for the past million-billion years. “I wanted to get the ego, the way we develop in the schoolyard, [how it] carries on to the way we start world wars in adulthood, again and again – that line isn’t as innocent as it seems, it’s a poisonous headspace because it doesn’t speak to inclusion, which I think everyone must agree, is how we need to be at the moment.” From that angle we witness one of the more penetrative layers of the album and indeed, British India are nothing if not inclusive, especially considering their upcoming 16-date national tour. Inclusion, evidently, is important to British India. “It’s demonstrable in that, we’ve proved time and

time again that drawing up borders, saying it’s mine and not yours, drawing a line in the sand and saying, ‘Whose side are you on?’ hasn’t gotten us very far, so far,” he says. “I don’t know why people keep on doing it, I guess it makes them feel safe. “More than any other band, we’re lucky, we know we’re lucky. We’ve been gifted with this thing but we know how great it is and we really honour that. Let’s do it as much as we can for as long as we can, while we still have our hair.” There’s always been a sense of urgency surrounding British India, almost like Melia is in fear that if they give it anything but their all, standards will slip. “[Some] bands get to do this until they’re old, other bands kind of sweat it out – it’s not a boy scout camp for us, it’s our lives. It’s a young man’s game and there’s always a new band. People like new things, I like new things, but we’re not going to slip around like sand, there’s no other way to live your life, no point doing things by halves.” Hard as they work, Melia says after they tour, they’re back in the studio, but after that they’ll slow down. “In the next few years we’ll tour less, just because that’s the way that life goes,” he says, “We’re taking the longest period off ever in the band’s history – I don’t think there’s been a time we haven’t been together for quite so long and that was a conscious plan. When you’ve been in a band for ten years, you have to keep inventing new ways to enact the creative project. “The last ten years has been such an, and I really stress this, such an intense part of my life, to have it go down a gear is certainly part of getting older. This is sounding really defeatists, like I’ve given up or something. “I’d rather take a holiday than release a crappy album,” Melia says. “I’d rather take five years off than release a crappy album. But take five years off and then it’s a comeback. I don’t like the idea of being a comeback band, I like the idea of being an always band. “It’s a crazy concept. In this country, I can’t see a precedent for us except this crazy idea that we keep up and don’t stop. A band of our level, I like the idea of it, I want to see what happens. It’s a crazy idea, but what happens if you don’t quit?” WORDS BY ANNA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMIE WDZIEKONSKI

“Take five years off and then it’s a comeback. I don’t like the idea of being a comeback band, I like the idea of being an always band.”

British India will take their latest single ‘Midnight Homie’ on the road this month, stopping by Bendigo’s Tap House on Friday May 11, Frankston’s Pelly Bar on Saturday May 12, Sooki Lounge on Friday June 8, Karova Lounge on Saturday June 9, 170 Russell on Friday June 15, and Barwon Club on Saturday June 16. Forgetting The Future is out now via Liberation Music.


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Lady Leshurr - Sky Kirkham

The Killers - Rob Loud

Portugal. The Man - Harry Rae

Lady Leshurr

The Corner Hotel, Friday May 5 Lady Leshurr is a god damn powerhouse. After going viral with her Queens Speech series over the last few years, Leshurr has made a name for herself in the re-invigorated UK grime scene. The momentum is huge for her at the moment and it feels as though she’s unstoppable. Even an emergency dental surgery couldn’t hold her back from heading Down Under to dominate our shores, man-handling the Groovin’ The Moo festival, and heading down south to grace The Corner Hotel with her presence. But at this gig, the vibe was just off. The first thing that struck me as strange was the settimes; an opening DJ was to play from 8.30pm until 10pm. An hour and-a-half? Following that was the main supporting act, New Zealand’s Sophiegrophy until 10.30pm, then the DJ got another half hour slot before the headliner. Two hours worth of DJ set and an 11.00pm start for a headliner; what is this, a night club gig? As it turns out, it was. It felt like somebody took the roof off of The Corner and poured in the contents of the hottest millennial nightclub in town, complete with late-teens living their “best life” through a Snapchat filter. DJ Cache One read the vibe perfectly for his sets, providing the perfect soundtrack as he spun banger after banger. He had the crowd hollering as if they were watching the headliner. Melbourne’s own Sophiegrophy slayed the stage, stomping around in a pair of bright orange Dickies and tearing through a brief set of solid crowd-pleasers from Purpularity, and her latest single ‘Bag’. I must give minus points for repeating a song to close, even if she did drag twenty-plus fans on stage. The gig’s true queen Lady Leshurr lit the stage on fire from the minute she stepped out. The packed room squealed collectively, Leshurr throwing herself about the stage with complete abandon and spitting bars so fast it felt as though she was doubling the pace of the recorded versions. She downright destroyed her bangers ‘R.I.P’, ‘F My Ex’ and the savage freestyle ‘My Freezer’ before sending the crowd into ecstasy with selections from the Queens Speech series. A room full of drunk people scrubbing away with imaginary toothbrushes, chanting “brush your teeth” is a beautiful sight to behold. Oral hygiene is no laughing matter. Throw in a “mad ting” here, a “crispy bacon” 20 BEAT.COM.AU

there, a couple of “who do you think you are’s” on top and you’ve got all the ingredients for a full set sing-along. The Missy Elliott salute ‘Black Panther’ was a definite highlight, with Leshurr sounding tough over that monster of a beat and hammering out bars like a straight boss. She finished up by bringing four people on stage to take turns in a rap-off to ‘Queen’s Speech 4’ (again) before disappearing just as quickly as she hit the stage, leaving the room reeling from the pure energy of her performance. What a total boss. BY JOSHUA TURK

HIGHLIGHT: ‘Black Panther’. LOWLIGHT: Stage selfies. CROWD FAVOURITE: ‘Queen’s Speech 4’.

Portugal. The Man Forum Theatre, Thursday May 5

Portugal. The Man have embraced the fact that they’ve become an “overnight success” despite being together for over a decade, with nine albums under their belt. Their merch included shirts that read “I liked Portugal. The Man before they sold out” and their intro labels them ‘The Greatest band in the Universe”. PTM are having a lot of fun with their current situation, and why wouldn’t they be? Storming out of the blocks with a blistering cover of Metallica’s ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, and following up with Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2’, the tone was set early that this wouldn’t be your ordinary gig, and it definitely wasn’t. Throughout the night, the band partook in almost no stage banter, instead relying on pretyped messages and one-liners on the screen behind them. The screen mostly showed strange and downright creepy imagery, which combined with the written quips, could be quite jarring. They also took time for some very extended jam sessions, so much so that the crowd became restless, resulting in a lowlight in what was otherwise a very complete performance. PTM seem to have only two speeds; whip through a song with no extra flair or special moments, or stretch it to ten minutes with multiple extended breaks throughout. This approach could sometimes got a bit confusing as it was hard to know what you were going to get as each track started.

But once the tunes started coming, the crowd came right with them and became an allsinging, all-dancing mob. ‘Live in the Moment’ and ‘Creep in a T-Shirt’ came as a one-two punch before they performed another cover, this time T-Rex’s ‘Children of the Revolution’. When the time came to play “that song” everyone has been unable to escape for the last month, the crowd showed every bit of appreciation and gave their loudest cheer for the night. While ‘Feel It Still’ was placed inconspicuously in the middle of the set and played in the “whip through it” gear of the band, it didn’t matter to the people in attendance, as they soaked up every second they could of that catchy bass line. With the majority of the set consisting of tracks from the critically acclaimed 2013 album Evil Friends, PTM made sure there was enough for fans both old and new. By the time they closed the main part of their set with a sing a long cover of The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’, the crowd were begging for an encore. The boys from Alaska duly obliged and finished strong with three more songs, closing on the soaring ‘Holy Roller’, sending the already happy crowd home even happier. You can’t help but get right into a band who seem to be having so much fun doing what they do. BY NATHAN QUATTRUCCI

HIGHLIGHT: The fantastic Metallica cover. LOWLIGHT: Overly extending jam sections

when such a great back catalogue exists. CROWD FAVOURITE: ‘Feel It Still’.

The Killers

Hisense Arena, Friday May 4 The Killers are a phenomenal live band–you probably already know that if you witnessed a moment of their previous visit – but this wasn’t just your regular, casual Friday night rock show. The energy was electric, the staging next level, but the performance–that was truly memorable. From the opening notes of ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ the scene was set, but you know the night is going to be huge when the second song (‘The Man’) is welcomed with confetti canons. While the set was spread evenly across their fifteen-year discography, the reception for ‘Somebody Told Me’ made it clear early on that their 2004 debut Hot Fuss still holds strong in

the hearts of many of their fans–and the songs haven’t aged at all. Speaking of ageing, Brandon Flowers hasn’t in the last 15 years (where is that fountain of youth hiding?). He is the quintessential frontman – all class, swagger and confidence, with the right amount of dorky dance moves to prove he is human. The stage presence was but one part, as The Killers breezed their way through a 21-song set filled with their biggest hits, non-single fan favourites and choice cuts from their latest album. But it was the band’s choice of covers – their tribute to Australia in INXS’ ‘Don’t Change’ and Dire Straits’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ – that provided some real surprises. There wasn’t much crowd interaction between songs, The Killers instead happy to squeeze as many tracks into their two hours on stage as they could manage. But the 11,000 or so fans in the building didn’t seem to mind missing out on the pleasantries, instead using their voices to sing and shout along as loud as they could. The main part of the set finished in glorious form with ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’. Were it not for the omission of a couple of standout tracks, everyone would’ve been reasonably satisfied for things to end there. Flowers then re-emerged onstage in the most beautiful, dazzling suit ever created. Commenting on outfits is so whatever, but believe, this outfit is one that has to be seen. They kicked into ‘The Calling’ from Wonderful Wonderful, before the punch of ‘When We Were Young’ and of course, ‘Mr Brightside’. In those final three minutes, we all came out of our cages, but I’m certain none of us were doing fine at all. It was every singalong you’ve been a part of in the last 15 years coming together, and it was nothing short of glorious. “Putting on a rock show, it ain’t easy,” Flowers said at a show earlier this year, but from where we were standing, The Killers did a bloody good job of making it look like it was. BY GLORIA BRANCATISANO

HIGHLIGHT: The encore suit. Someone find me that tailor please. LOWLIGHT: There was a small (large) part of me that really wanted Jack Riewoldt to get on stage during ‘Mr Brightside’. CROWD FAVOURITE: ‘Mr Brightside’.


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PALACE CINEMA AMERICAN ESSENTIALS

American Essentials Film Festival Outside In

American cinema is famed for Hollywood, red carpets and its A-list stars, though it’s the country’s independent filmmakers who are making a splash the world over. With the likes of Cannes Film Festival and SXSW awash with groundbreaking American independent films, cinema enthusiasts are paying close attention – some in particular ensuring we don’t miss out by bringing the top picks Down Under with the annual American Essentials Film Festival. Back for its third year, the American Essentials Film Festival will make its way around Australia with a carefully curated selection of films across a range of genres, celebrating the art of American independent film and the creative minds commandeering the scene. Richard Sowada, the festival curator, has spent decades working within the cinema industry across numerous projects and film festivals, and estimates he watches approximately 150 films in the months leading up to the festival, ensuring the program is diverse, cohesive and goes beyond regurgitating your run of the mill crop of films. “Almost every year, there’s a tone that emerges from the scene – it’s the same with music as well – a voice, really,” Sowada says. “I look at what the voice is and how that all comes together through 20 films. A lot of these films are about the individuals’ quest or search for authenticity – who they are, not how they relate – so that’s kind of what I felt is the overriding theme. That ‘who am I and what am I and how am I?’ That’s what I felt was really developing in the films.” When considering his personal highlights from this year’s program, Sowada jokes it’s like being asked to decide which of his children to kill. After all, none of the films featured in the festival were added to the program lightly. Sowada’s rigorous checklist ensures the films tell him the filmmaker understands “the language of cinema” before he begins to examine the finer details. “All of the films are in there because I feel personally connected to them, not just because I think ‘Oh, well that’s a good movie,’” he says. “There’s a meaning for them to be in there and the meaning is a little bit more than my opinion.” 22 BEAT.COM.AU

Sowada’s personal favourites of this year’s festival include Pet Names, a sharp romantic comedy by Carol Brandt, whom Sowada predicts to be the next big thing in independent film; Outside In, the story of an ex-con readjusting to life outside prison; Stuck, a musical which unfolds in real-time, following a group of strangers trapped between stations on a New York subway; American Folk, the story of two folk musicians who drive across the country together after their flights are cancelled in the wake of 9/11; RBG; a documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the Supreme Court Justice; and Gotti, starring John Travolta as mafia kingpin John Gotti in a Goodfellasstyle New York crime film. In addition to a crop of new films, many of which will make their Australian debut at the festival, American Essentials also features a handful of retrospective films celebrating the city of Los Angeles with Postcards From LA. This program showcases a selection of films set in the city, including a special double feature of music documentary Wattstax and Charles Bernett’s iconic The Killer of Sheep. Having spent the past eight months dedicated to programming the festival, it comes as no surprise that Sowada considers film to be his life. But why his particular fascination with American independent cinema? He explains that the industry’s running social and political commentary and rich history of filmmaking traditions come together to create triedand-tested methods and inspired content. “A really defining thing about American independent cinema particularly, is that you can really see the individuals behind the film,” he says. “It’s really quite rewarding because once you’re

involved in it for a while, you actually feel like you’re really getting to know the filmmakers personally because you can see them changing with their work and you can see their personality changing and their ideas changing. “I want people to sit in the cinema and when the movie’s finished to go ‘Fuck, I was not expecting that.’ That’s ultimately what I want people to think and to feel,” Sowada says. “I think people underestimate the strength in American independent cinema and I want people to see that.” Aside from its focus on American film, American Essentials differs from other film festivals in that Sowada has meticulously reviewed every detail, inspecting everything from the psychological reasons behind how and why people react to certain things, to the creative and political nuances behind each film. He compares the program to a recipe, explaining that the films come together to create one satisfying meal, with each element adding its own flavour to the overall product. “I’m in each of these movies, that’s me in there, and that’s a really personal thing. So there is that personality and that personal comment in every film, and as a result the entire festival, which binds it together and I think, and I hope, gives it some kind of meaning beyond a bunch of good movies.” BY KATE STREADER

“A really defining thing about American independent cinema particularly, is that you can really see the individuals behind the film.”

Palace Cinema’s American Essentials Film Festival is happening from Thursday May 10 - Sunday May 20 at The Astor Theatre and The Kino. Tickets are available at americanessentials.com.au and at the venues.


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KODACHROME

OUTSIDE IN

55 STEPS

WATTSTAX

Featuring an all-star cast, Kodachrome sees estranged father and son reunite for a cross-country road trip and one last goodbye. When terminally ill photographer Benjamin Ryder (Ed Harris) finds a collection of old undeveloped films, he seeks out his estranged son Matt ( Jason Sudeikis) to drive him to Kansas to visit the last standing photo lab that will develop the film. After reluctantly agreeing to the trip, Matt joins Ben and his nurse Zooey (Elizabeth Olsen) on a journey to get the film developed and make up for lost time before it’s too late.

Based on the incredible true story, 55 Steps follows an unlikely friendship between lawyer Collette Hughes (Hilary Swank) and psychiatric patient Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter). Institutionalised in St Mary’s Psychiatric Hospital in San Francisco, Riese hires Hughes to help fight for patient rights in protest of being force-fed what she considers to be harmful medication. Against all odds, the pair bond and manage to teach each other some important life lessons along the way. Fighting for the rights of 150,000 psychiatric patients in the landmark 1987 case, 55 Steps features stunning performances in what is an emotionally-charged retelling of a truly remarkable tale.

Award-winning author and director Lynn Shelton’s new drama, Outside In, sees an ex-con, played by Jay Duplass, returning home to his small town where he struggles to return to his normal life post-prison. When he’s met with his former highschool teacher, Edie Falco, the pair form an intense bond and things become complicated, leading them each to reflect on their current lives and what they want for their futures. The incredibly powerful story is uplifting, hopeful and messy, showcasing Shelton’s incredible talent as a filmmaker and phenomenal performances from the cast.

In 1972, seven years after the Watts riots in which the black community of LA banded together to protest the discrimination they faced in the judicial system, record label Stax hosted a benefit concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in what has since been dubbed the ‘Black Woodstock’. More than just a music documentary, Wattstax captures the influence of black musicians and the mark they made on the soul and funk scenes as they fought against discrimination. Captured by Mel Stuart, the documentary features performances by Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, the Emotions, the Bar-Kays and other soul greats.

MY DAYS OF MERCY

In this powerful drama, Lucy (Ellen Page) and Mercy (Kate Mara) – two women on opposing sides of the death penalty debate – meet and fall in love. With Lucy’s father on death row, she joins her family in fighting against his punishment, while Mercy and her own religious family rally for victim’s rights, the pair are met with tension and their relationship is put to the test. Not your average love story, My Days of Mercy unpacks LGBTIQ+ and political issues through the fight against capital punishment, opposing values and family pressures.

STUCK

Unfolding in real time, Stuck tells the story of six strangers who are forced to get to know one another upon finding themselves trapped underground together between stations in a New York subway car. The critically acclaimed musical, based on an offBroadway production, won the Audience Award at Woodstock Film Festival and Narrative Feature Prize at Napa Valley Film Festival and features Ashanti and Giancarlo Esposito among the hugely talented cast. The unique situation forces the characters not only to bond, but to take a journey of self-discovery along the way, ensuring if and when they are freed, they won’t emerge as the same people who boarded the subway that day.

AMERICAN FOLK

Following 9/11 all planes are grounded as America is filled with panic, forcing two would-be passengers and fellow folk singers to get to know each other as they embark on a road-trip to New York together. Uncovering the true meaning of the American spirit as they connect with locals along their way, Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth connect through their shared love of music and the self-reflection that follows the shock of the terrorist attack. An homage to American folk music and the power of the country’s patriotic spirit, American Folk delivers a wholesome story with a beautiful soundtrack.

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STONNINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL Mama Alto

Stonnington Jazz Festival:

Swooping Duck THE JAZZ GALA The Jazz Gala will celebrate the opening of the 13th annual Stonnington Jazz Festival at the Malvern Town Hall on Thursday May 10. An array of entertainment will take you on a tour of various jazz sub-genres via the guidance special guests such as Steve Sedergreen, Ruth Rogers Wright, Mama Alto and more. Kristin Berardi

INDUSTRY SUMMIT The inaugural Jazz Industry Summit will be taking place at The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel on Saturday May 12. This is a chance to see panel discussions, keynote speakers, performance workshops as well as network with industry professionals, media, musicians and fellow jazz-lovers. Panel discussions will be covering topics such as funding, grants, releasing, marketing and publicity with Don Lucoff set to deliver the keynote address. Sorcha Albuquerque

If you love hallucinatory light shows but hate the Grateful Dead, Stonnington Jazz has a show just for you. Three-piece Swooping Duck, known for their provocative improvisations, will be serving up a synaesthetic multimedia experience designed to give listeners a peek into a dimension of pure jazz. “It gets heavy, it gets dreamy, it gets weird, it gets chill,” bassist Paul Bender says. “We will play ‘Autumn Leaves’ exactly zero times.” For Jazz in Colour, the band is teaming up with multimedia artist Lloyd Marsden, better known as Zero Crossing. During the show, Zero Crossing’s visuals will respond in real-time to music by Swooping Duck. Bender is looking forward to seeing the visuals – if he gets the chance. “That’s the weird thing about the visual component of a show: the musician isn’t standing out the front watching it, so you miss out on that,” he says. “If it’s a really, really good, high-tech show, like Timeboy did for us at Sydney Opera House – it’ll basically be the most disorientating, rainbow mindfuck ever. I felt like I was on acid inside Pac-Man, and also going blind from being shot in the face with lasers – that kind of thing definitely keeps you hyped up during the gig.” Swooping Duck are experienced collaborators, having worked with hip hop artist Little Simz, multiinstrumentalist Taylor Crawford and doyen of the drumkit Greg Sheehan. While the band are known first and foremost as improvisors, Jazz in Colour will combine improvisation with highly arranged music – it’s up to the audience to see if they can tell the difference. “Those days of 100 percent improv purism are over,” Bender says. “Sometimes you need a break from ever looming total failure to chill out and play something that

you all know. I think it’s interesting for the audience, too, not knowing which parts are improv and which aren’t. It gives you the opportunity as a musician to hit people hard with something you know works and then head into the unknown and there’s still the potential for absolutely unpredictable and sometimes transcendent things to happen.” The three members of Swooping Duck are also members of Grammy-nominated future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, as well as innumerable other side projects. As Bender and keyboardist Simon Mavin work on albums with the Putbacks and Laneous & The Family Yah, drummer Perrin Moss contributes to a Cleveraustin record and all three are caught up in recording with Hiatus Kaiyote – it’s no surprise that Swooping Duck’s debut record is taking a while to come together. Although the album doesn’t yet have a title or a release date, Bender assures us that a Swooping Duck release is on the way. “It’s a wild, busy time,” Bender says. “Maybe the record should be called Time Management is Hard: Volume II: The Reckoning.” Jazz in Colour’s rhythmic, adrenalin-laced jazz and kaleidoscopic visuals should appeal to any muso with an appreciation for strange and risky creation, not just to dyed-in-the-wool jazz fans. “I was told that, if you can’t sing Miles’ solo from ‘So What’, security will escort you from the premises,” Bender jokes. “You will be tested, and, if you’re not willing to put in a little effort, you only have yourself to blame.”

“Those days of 100 percent improv purism are over. Sometimes you need a break from ever looming total failure to chill out and play something that you all know.”

For people who don’t know the intricacies of jazz, having Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome showing behind The Shaolin Afronauts provides a foundation of understanding, and for the band, it almost serves as a chord chart. “In some ways it is,” says Marshall. “The good aspect about this particular show is that it gives, especially people who aren’t used to what happens with jazz, is it gives them a doorway in. “We’re interacting with the movie, everyone’s watching the movie and you can see that interaction at work there. You’re seeing the movie, you’re hearing someone react to it, and it’s a good connection, a bridge for someone who hasn’t heard much jazz. What we’re doing makes it easy for someone to understand what’s going on.” What’s intriguing about a group like The Shaolin Afronauts and their having been involved with Stonnington Festival on several occasions, is not just how they’ve seen the festival grow, but also how they’ve grown as a group. “A lot of music that we’ve written is what we’re using in the film, we haven’t had to think about what emotions we’re trying to get across in such a deep way.” Marshall says. “If you had to take a recording and put it against something that’s happening in a story, you have to consider all those emotional elements of what it is that you’re doing. Until you’re confronted with that, you’re not really thinking about it in the way you probably would, or at least, the way I certainly do now when I’m writing something.”

“You’re seeing the movie, you’re hearing someone react to it, and it’s a good connection, a bridge for someone who hasn’t heard much jazz.”

Swooping Duck will perform with Zero Crossing at Chapel Off Chapel on Friday May 18 as part of Stonnington Jazz Festival.

BY ZACHARY SNOWDON SMITH

Stonnington Jazz Festival:

The Shaolin Afronauts DOUBLE TAKE Double Take is a series that sees two Australian artists fuse their talents on stage in collaborative performance. Going down at Chapel Off Chapel, Angela Davis and Julien Wilson will team up on the sax on Saturday May 12, Kristin Berardi and Kayleigh Pincott on vocals on Sunday May 13, and James Sherlock and Sorcha Albuquerque on guitar on Saturday May 19. James Morrison

THE NEW JAZZ GENERATION: JAMES MORRISON ACADEMY ORCHESTRA Long-established legend of jazz, James Morrison, will introduce the new generation of Australian jazz musicians at the Stonnington Jazz Festival Hub Opening Night Concert on Friday May 11. Morrison will perform at Chapel Off Chapel alongside his handpicked Academy Jazz Orchestra in big band tradition, thus showcasing the finest fresh local talent on offer in a not-to-bemissed opening night offering.

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Appearing as part of the Mad Jazz 3: Beyond Thunderdome event, The Shaolin Afronauts will perform against a backdrop of the iconic Australian film Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, the audience experiencing the film like never before. George Miller’s astounding imagination of a postapocalyptic world will be combined with the wild jazz fusions of the Adelaide-based futurist afrosoul outfit, inclusive of a reworking of the classic Tina Turner song ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)’. “We’ve done performances of one of the Mad Max films over the last two years at Stonnington,” says the band’s guitarist Dylan Marshall. “We’ll play live with the movie running behind us on a big screen.” You will, of course, have heard of instances of classical music meshed with film, but with jazz, you can expect a more bright and upbeat show. “What we play is afrobeat,” Marshall says. “There’s some free jazz stuff in there as well and can go from really happy music all the way through to very free and everything in between. We’ve got good scope to shape it into what the movie needs.” This is their third appearance at Stonnington Jazz Festival performing to a film in the original Mad Max trilogy. “We’re interacting with what’s happening with the movie – there’ll be lots of times where it’s quite open-ended, where we’ve got a solo or a group improvisation. It’s less about us and more about what we’re contributing to the movie, so it’s a different angle,” Marshall says.

The Shaolin Afronauts will perform Mad Jazz 3: Beyond Thunderdome at the Astor Theatre on Tuesday May 15 as part of Stonnington Jazz Festival.

BY ANNA WILSON


MAY 10 – 20, 2018

Stonnington Jazz Festival:

Bjork: Interpreted

Bjork is undeniably one of the greatest conceptual musicians of all time. She’s released ten studio albums that all dabbled in various genres and styles, she’s appeared in six films, and has published eight books. In short, this woman hasn’t slowed down since her self-titled debut album dropped in 1977. Hence, the stakes are high when it comes to Stonnington Jazz Festival’s Bjork: Interpreted performance. A group of Melbourne’s premier jazz and cabaret musicians, such as Mama Alto, Tom Barton, Georgie Darvidis and Hanna Cameron, were handpicked by musical director and bassist, Claire Cross. Though her own partner is taking reigns on the keys, Cross made sure to venture outside her own immediate base of friends and reached out to various artists whose reputations preceded them. Despite this careful curation, Cross is still nervous about her debut Musical Directorship hinging on reworking the genius of one of music’s living legends. “Bjork’s work is so well honed, and almost perfect. So it’s been a real struggle to consider, ‘What can we bring to the table?’ It’s all such iconic work in everyone’s minds, so it’s a bit daunting. However, when the opportunity to reimagine such a legend arises, you take it.” Despite her nerves, Cross, along with vocalist Tom Barton, have performed Bjork’s work previously; their astounding yet unassuming exploration of Bjork’s ‘Pluto’ as part of The Surface Project garnered over a thousand views online and gave Stonnington Jazz Festival’s Artistic Director, Chelsea Wilson, the idea to expand upon that concept. “[Wilson] came upon our Pluto video, and she was like, ‘Hey, what do you think about putting on a

huge show of just Bjork arrangements?’ And obviously we responded with, ‘Hell yeah, we’d love to.’ It was something that naturally occurred, strangely enough.” Though the initial idea was exciting and ambitious, Cross is now well-aware of the pitfalls of trying to reimagine such an artist’s oeuvre. As musical director of the show, Cross has spent hours organising original arrangements while also trying to keep the integrity and intensity of Bjork’s original releases. As a result, Cross finds herself turning to the discographies of numerous other artists in search of inspiration – or, occasionally, just a break. “Whenever I hit a bump, I try to find music that I really like by artists that I really admire, and think, ‘Oh, I really like the sound of that’ or ‘I wonder how I can integrate that into whichever Bjork arrangement.’ There were some random picks, like a Grizzly Bear song and Ulfur’s Arborescence. If I hit a huge bump, though, I obviously turn to the other musicians, like my partner and the man on keys, Harry Cook.” Fabian Acuna is credited as visual artist for Bjork: Interpreted, yet Cross remains tight-lipped in regard to the Melbourne-based artist’s contribution to the performance. “He’s been working hard. There’s going to be a thematic sense about it, so he’s going to draw from the colour schemes and patterns that correspond to each album and the songs that are being played. All I can concretely say is that it’s going to be projected over the band while they perform, and it’s going to be a whole spectacle. It’s very exciting.”

“Bjork’s work is so well honed, and almost perfect. So it’s been a real struggle to consider, ‘What can we bring to the table?’”

Bjork: Interpreted will take over Chapel Off Chapel on Thursday May 17 as part of Stonnington Jazz Festival.

BY LEXI HERBERT

A GLIMPSE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Expressions Dance Company are teaming up with jazz ensemble Trichotomy, resulting in a huge collision between contemporary dance and the ever-changing idiom of jazz. The performance will take over Chapel Off Chapel on Saturday May 12, and will comprise three dancers across two acts, who’ll explore themes of darkness, playfulness and the fragility of the human condition.

JUDY BAILEY TRIO: AT YOUR REQUEST Visionary Australian pianist, composer and arranger Dr Judy Bailey will be making her long-awaited Stonnington Jazz Festival debut in 2018. She heads the Judy Bailey Trio, playing alongside Craig Scott and Tim Firth to present At Your Request, which will be an interactive performance where Bailey will invite the audience to select the songs for her to perform. Ambitious and intriguing, this performance will roll into Chapel Off Chapel on Sunday May 13.

Stonnington Jazz Festival:

Don Lucoff

Jazz originated as an intoxicatingly unpredictable and expressive art form, but some purists have let their dedication to its past overshadow the movements’ central tenet: innovation. Don Lucoff, international ambassador for the 2018 Stonnington Jazz Festival, has devoted his life to keeping the jazz mission alive. “Different people access jazz at different points in their life, depending on what their experience is. A jazz sensibility from rock players laid the foundation for where I am today,” Lucoff says. As a young drummer growing up in the ‘60s, Lucoff was stuck – rock rhythms were too dull for his hyperactive fingers. At age 14 he spent a fateful day at his neighbour’s house, catching the meteoric post-bop drumming of Tony Williams over the airwaves. “Hearing jazz on the radio was like nothing I’d ever heard before. I realised from that point forward there was a whole different approach to playing drums, and music could sound completely different to what I’d heard.” It was jazz’s unbridled experimentation that fascinated Lucoff most and so, with the atypical Tony Williams as his kick-off point, Lucoff slowly sought out boundary-pushers of all kinds. “I wasn’t listening to John Coltrane out of the crib. That was an acquired taste,” Lucoff says. “I wasn’t hearing Coltrane, Mingus, or Ornette until I was ready to receive it. I caught late period Jimi Hendrix live in Los Angeles, when he was experimenting more and playing long instrumentals. Later, I heard bands like the Weather Report and Miles’ [Davis] bands of the early ‘70s.” Knowing his future with jazz didn’t lie in playing, Lucoff instead spread his cerebral talents over long stints with Los Angeles radio and as jazz editor of Music Connection magazine. Soon however, he reached the

existential cross-roads all in the jazz industry face. “I knew if I wanted to stay involved and see if I could make a go at it, I would have to move to New York at some point. LA was fine if you wanted to find your way in film and television, but jazz being very specific at 3-5% of the marketplace, you had to go to New York.” It was there Lucoff found his life calling, starting his own record company DL Media in 1989. Since its inception, DL Media has represented an intergenerational roster of artists including Chick Corea, Tina Turner and recently Kamasi Washington. Lucoff ’s involvement with Washington has given him a unique perspective on the recent jazz-hop revival retracing the roots of AfroAmerican art forms. “A lot of those musicians that Kamasi came up with in LA didn’t feel they had to go to New York to prove themselves. Their exposure was hip hop first and foremost, even though they went through rigorous jazz programs at UCLA. People connect with it because it’s fresh like The Weather Report was – a convergence with jazz and rock, like jazz and hip hop today.” Ahead of his keynote address across the world for the Stonnington Jazz Festival, Lucoff has deliberately kept himself artistically blindfolded, hoping to reinvoke his Tony Williams moment decades on. “I think it’s great that Stonnington Jazz focuses on local artists. When I go to festivals, I always try to seek out artists I have no knowledge of. I’m hoping to hear a lot of kinds of jazz, not mainstream jazz. Australia is not close to much geographically, so I’m interested to hear what influences permeate it.”

“I wasn’t listening to John Coltrane out of the crib. That was an acquired taste.”

BEYOND EL ROCCO SCREENING Stonnington Jazz will screen Beyond El Rocco as part of the festival, the 1990 documentarydrama that portrays the modern jazz movement’s search for musical expression with beautiful and precise cinematography and production. The feature, directed by Kevin Lucas, was the winner of the Grand Prix International Jazz Film Salon Warsaw following its release and screened at numerous international festivals including the Banff International TV Festival. The film screens on Sunday May 13 at Chapel Off Chapel. Steve Sedergreen

Don Lucoff delivers his keynote speech on Saturday May 12 at The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel as part of Stonnington Jazz Festival.

BY JOSHUA MARTIN

HERE AND NOW: THE FAR EAST SUITE Duke Ellington was an inventive and enduring composer, bandleader, and pianist, famed for his groundbreaking work throughout the early years of modern jazz. Steve Sedergreen has embarked on a quest to rework Ellington’s 1967 The Far East Suite in 2018, uniting more than 14 musicians, such as The Black Sistaz, Amadou Suso, Gianni Marinucci and Michael Jordan in his endeavour. They’ll perform on Sunday May 20 at Chapel Off Chapel.

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Education Special Life’s too short to stop learning. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best of the best institutions to up your skills. With the year barely under way, it’s the perfect time to commit to your annual promise to treat your brain and learn something new. Ever wanted to master the art of photography? We’ve got you covered. Ready to follow your film and television dream? Go right ahead. Maybe a career behind the scenes in audio engineering or music production is your calling? They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but if life’s taught us anything here at Beat it’s that you should never underestimate doggos. Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. Enjoy.

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Photography Studies College

What does AMEB Rockschool offer their students? Rockschool offers contemporary musicians graded music exams from beginner level all the way up to diplomas. The syllabuses are created for contemporary students by contemporary music professionals and help prepare students for working in the industry. Describe a typical AMEB student? Anyone can pick up a book and learn the Rockschool songs and anyone can take an exam and get qualified. We have kids as young as seven, high school kids and we have adults picking up their instruments and wanting to get acknowledgment for their training and achievements. What skills do you teach specific to your industry? The Rockschool syllabus teaches contemporary music, techniques and music theory. To be a session musician or a producer or a useful band member, you need to be able to read music, understand chords and harmony and also know how other contemporary instruments work. Rockschool teaches all those things right from the beginning. How do your teachings influence positive change? At last kids who want to play contemporary instruments can get a qualification equal to their classically-trained peers.  A Rockschool award is internationally recognised across 45 countries and will also help towards university entry and high school points across Australia. What’s some exciting AMEB news you’d like to share? AMEB recently held the first Rockschool Music Production exam in Australia. Emanuele Mamo from Victoria (already a well-established producer, singer and teacher) took his eighth grade exam and passed with Distinction.

Tell us about Photography Studies College. Photography Studies College is Australia’s leading educational institute for photography. We are an innovative, multiple awardwinning college, offering the highest quality learning experience within an expert and nurturing community. Our courses are led by forward thinking, industry professionals passionate about their craft and education. We know what it takes to be a successful photographer and how to inspire our students to reach their full potential. What does Photography Studies College offer their students? PSC offers an exciting range of study options for full-time, part-time and international students. Our unique courses and dynamic student experience helps graduates reach their creative potential and career aspirations. What are you most proud of at Photography Studies College? We are proud to share that many of our students and graduates continue to impact the world of photography with their achievements both locally and abroad. But our proudest moment was being awarded the Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), for the sixth time in a row in 2016. How do your teachings foster a sense of community? PSC is a warm, open and creative community, where students from diverse backgrounds come together with a common aim to become better photographers and image makers. Everyone at PSC is immersed in creative and practical approaches to photography and engages with the sharing of ideas and experiences, encourages peer support, and a culture of inclusiveness.

The AMEB run music exams throughout the year across guitar (electric or acoustic), drums,

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University of South Australia

Collarts

Tell us about UniSA. The University of South Australia’s School of Creative Industries breathes creative endeavour and innovation – it’s at the heart of everything we do. We have been educating tomorrow’s creative leaders for more than 25 years, delivering graduates with the skills and knowledge to launch their careers in their chosen field. How are UniSA courses unique? We offer qualifications and experiences that combine creativity with business insight and technology. Our students are learning in creative and challenging environments informed by research and industry. They are offered unique opportunities where they are on first name terms with some of Australia’s most prominent industry executives, significantly increasing their career prospects. How do Uni SA classes differ from other classes of their kind? Our Graduate Certificate in Film and Television is an intensive, full-time qualification featuring a series of lectures, tutorials, case studies and hands-on work. Our students work alongside industry creative’s from Matchbox Pictures to research, develop and produce a short form film (documentary or drama) project for pitching to ABC iView. No other courses offer this kind of connection or opportunity. What skills do you teach specific to your industry? Our graduates of the Film and Television qualification are a handful of graduates in Australia with a practical, handson understanding of, and experience in the film and television industry. They learn how production companies pitch, produce and create screen content, providing them with technical and practical skills to transition straight into their careers in film and television.

What does Collarts offer their students? Collarts is a dynamic, independent tertiary education college focused on creating real career pathways into the creative sector for students. We offer a range of degrees and diplomas in audio engineering, music production and music performance as well as fashion marketing, content creation, entertainment journalism and entertainment management. What skills do you teach specific to the industry? Students are given opportunities to gain industry experience at music and arts festivals, entertainment venues, recording studios, radio stations and with brands, events and organisations that are at the forefront of contemporary culture. Some examples include Laneway Festival, UNIFY Gathering, Paradise Festival, SYN, The Push, Music Victoria and BIGSOUND. How do Collarts’ courses differ from other classes of their kind? Our courses are delivered by experts who are current industry leaders and practitioners. Collarts offers a hands-on, collaborative approach to learning in the creative and entertainment industries, both nationally and internationally. How do your teachings influence positive change? At Collarts, we put our students first and have a strong, supportive community that encourages collaboration and champions creativity.

The University of South Australia’s Graduate Certificate in Film and Television is a 12-week

Collarts have campuses in South Melbourne, Collingwood, Fitzroy and the CBD. Their next

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INTERVIEWS

Big Vegan Market

“I know there’s some super vegan-friendly cities around the world but I still think that Melbourne is just about the vegan capital of the world.”

Anne Brunsdon and Tim Slingsby are self-proclaimed vegan “food nerds”. They used to spend their Saturday nights out at gigs together, forgoing the pub banter of their friends to discuss between them the best way to “veganise” mac and cheese, and which cafes have the best vegan meals. “We don’t have cooking backgrounds, but we would just talk cooking whenever we would hang out at shows on the weekend,” Slingsby says. “We’re very passionate home cooks. Even as kids we both liked taking recipes and manipulating them.” Slingsby took the plunge to join the vegan ranks after first becoming a vegetarian in his early twenties. He’s entering his thirties now. The more he learnt about where his food came from, the more interested he was in the vegan lifestyle. “It was a continued education process, I was really quite removed from everything,” he explains. “People were telling me that cheese isn’t actually vegetarian because it still contains parts from a cow and things like that. It really led me on a path to how animals were mistreated.” Brunsdon grew up on a dairy farm, and saw first hand the process of getting milk from cow to supermarket. It’s been 19 years since her conversion to veganism and she hasn’t looked back since. After so many of their vegan related pub chats, the pair decided enough was enough. They mulled over starting a food business together, before settling on running vegan events, taking advantage of Brunsdon’s popular following as the brains behind Melbourne Vegan Eats on Instagram.

“I didn’t want to put food photos on my personal Instagram and wanted to start a food account. I’d eat around Melbourne and show people which businesses had really great vegan options,” she says. “In the last two years, it’s really exploded with vegan options around Melbourne. Having travelled quite a bit, I know there’s some super vegan-friendly cities around the world but I still think that Melbourne is just about the vegan capital of the world.” Melbourne Vegan Eats has since morphed into a legitimate two-person business, with Brunsdon and Slingsby about to launch their biggest event yet: the second annual Big Vegan Market. “Last year the market was so overwhelmingly popular. This year we’re using the whole ground floor of the Exhibition Building, and going over the whole weekend,” Brunsdon says. The Melbourne vegan community has proven to be so active that the event is expanding this year from one day to two and the duo have worked around their 9-to-5 day jobs to pull together an impressive 220 vegan stallholders. 13,000 vegans crossed the threshold last year, and Brunsdon estimates over 20,000 will attend this year. It’s not just for vegans though, and the team are very clear about that. They’re aware that there’s a

stigma surrounding veganism, but the pair don’t really buy into it. Slingsby is adamant that the market will try to be a positive experience for all. “We’re really psyched to be doing something in a way that is how we want to transmit the vegan way,” he says. “We want to do it in a really gentle and approachable way, make it something that members of the public aren’t guilt-tripped into. “It’s something that is done with love, but also done with a great look and great appeal so people want to go and check it out and maybe see the advantages of being vegan instead of being exposed to all the negativity around it.” Brunsdon is just as welcoming to those who are on the fence about joining the vegan world. “We actually had a lot of non-vegans attend last year,” she says. “It’s putting on display how easy it is to swap out one product or one meal a day, instead of just pushing the message of ‘you must go vegan’. I always have the approach of something is better than nothing. “You won’t find graphic images, it’s basically a big market that just happens to be vegan.” BY TARNAY SASS

Devonport Jazz Festival

“Devonport is a small city that’s going through a lot of changes. We’re a city that’s looking towards a great future and becoming a bit more grown-up.”

For eleven months of the year, Hobart is the epicentre of the Tasmanian jazz scene. But, each July, the town of Devonport steals the spotlight with a festival that turns the community into a jazz Mecca. This year’s Devonport Jazz Festival will feature all stripes of music, from classic gypsy-swing to blues and jazz-tronica in the midst of markets, vinyl swapmeets and a food truck festival-within-a-festival. And along with the 31 rostered programs will be a number of secret pop-up events discoverable through the festival’s social media. This year’s program will also offer something for hardcore and casual listeners alike, says festival producer Maree Brodzinski. “Balancing the program is always a real challenge,” she explains. “You can go sit at the town hall and have a very focused musical experience, or you can go have a beautiful threecourse meal and a show, or you can just go have a bite at a local café and there will be a live performance there, there are lots of different experiences.” The festival takes place in the middle of a municipal facelift that has provided Devonport with a new civic building and an expanded arts centre. “Devonport is a small city that’s going through a lot of changes,” Brodzinski says. “We’re a city that’s looking towards a great future and becoming a bit more grown-up.” Along with staple Tassie acts like Django’s Tiger and Thomas Mitchell, Devonport has captured some high-profile artists from mainland Australia, including velvet-voiced Sydney vocalist Gregg Arthur. Rarely glimpsed without a suit

The 2018 Big Vegan Market will return to the Royal Exhibition Building on Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13. You can find a full list of vendors at their website.

and pocket square, Arthur made his name with virtuosic interpretations of standards from the Great American Songbook. The only thing more remarkable than how frequently Arthur is compared to Sinatra is the fact that Arthur doesn’t particularly like it. Recognising the greats doesn’t mean copying them, and staying grounded in tradition shouldn’t mean burying yourself in gauzy nostalgia, he says. “I’m not interested in reminiscing about some golden era of music,” Arthur says. “I’m trying very hard to make it relevant to today. That’s how I approach walking onstage. Music should be expressed by the person performing it, not replicating something that’s been done before.” Though he’s worked alongside many elder statesmen of American jazz, Arthur considers himself an artist in an Australian tradition, helping to build a uniquely Aussie jazz sound. “I hope people will come away with pride in Australian musicianship,” he says. “There are some songs written in Australia in the ‘20s and ‘30s that are truly beautiful. When I was in the US, I used to like sneaking them into a set – American audiences

would think they were from Hoagy Carmichael or Cole Porter.” Gregg Arthur will appear at Devonport with the Peter Locke Trio, performing material from his upcoming album, In a Sentimental Mood. “I’m working with what I think is the absolute cream of Australian jazz,” Arthur says. “It’s a beautifully balanced band, and I think that the audiences at Devonport are going to pick up on the artistry.” Also making their first trip to Devonport is SKETY, a six-piece Czech a cappella group in the mould of the Manhattan Transfer. Using live looping technology, sound technician Lukáš Prchal builds the singers’ voices into a complex structure of sound during concerts. “Our sound is quite unique,” Prchal explains. “Most people, when they first encounter a cappella music, it’s a jaw-dropping thing that it’s all done by vocals, only by lips and throats. It’s a huge experience for everyone, especially for the first-encounter people.”

Devonport Jazz Festival will run from Thursday July 26 until Sunday July 29. You can find more details on tickets and their full program via the festival website.

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Archer Some albums are recorded in a studio. Some are recorded live. Singer-songwriter Archer recorded his new album on the banks of the placid Murray River, playing from sundown to sunup with a backing orchestra of cicadas. “I think it sounds okay,” Archer says of his record. “I like to record at night. What do they say? Night time is the right time.” In The Divine Church of the Open Sky, Volume 2, Archer recorded on the shore of Bullarook Creek, Victoria, as the waters rose to full flood. Now, he’s following up with The Divine Church of the Open Sky, Volume 1 – no, that’s not a typo – a tragic, soulful folk record with a sound so sparse that it makes Johnny Cash seem over-processed. Specialist sound engineer Alex Bennett was on hand to manage the unique night of recording. “Field recordings are a thing of the deep past, completely out of fashion as far as singer-songwriters are concerned,” Martin Martini, director of Pound Records writes. “No one is recording outside anymore. Because Archer’s songs are unquestionably connected to land and country, recording his music under the stars, and amongst the trees, allows the songs the breathing space they deserve.” Archer recently quit his job on a spud farm to take Volume 1 on the road. He’ll be walking and hitching his way across three states, stopping by railway stations, nursing homes, golf clubs and Melbourne’s Wesley Anne along the way. Archer hopes to make all his concert dates on time, but, as they say: man plans and God laughs. “I’ve allowed a lot of time, given that I have spent a lot of time not getting rides before – could you believe?” Archer says of his endeavour. “I might sing a song to a yellow-tailed black cockatoo, if they wanted to listen. We’re going to be going to some schools and lobbing up on

“I think everyone’s born into music. It’s everywhere… It’s always in all of us.” the street wherever we feel like it, and playing somewhere, playing somewhere on the street. Maybe saying a poem to a rock, or asking a lizard’s advice on sun tanning.” In spite of his playfully elliptical pronouncements and St. Francis of Assisi lifestyle, Archer exudes a kind of down-to-earthness not easily conveyed through text. His inscrutable and yet ultra-plain style has put him onstage with Marlon Williams and Calexico, and fuelled a connect-the-dots journey of blues, jazz and folk festivals across Australia and Canada. Aside from getting the Volume 1 tour sorted, Archer says that the biggest challenge he’s currently facing is the recent disappearance of his brain. “I don’t know how it happened,” he says. “It just disappeared. I think that can happen sometimes, like a spontaneous brain combustion. It’s made things easier in some ways and more difficult in others. Like everything, isn’t it?” The Divine Church of the Open Sky, Volume 1 will be followed up with Volume 3, to be recorded at an unidentified dry riverbed in the southern outback. Archer says recording will begin “tomorrow,” though only a dogmatist would insist on interpreting this literally. “It’s happening right now,” he explains of the recording of

Volume 3. “Like, almost as we speak. It’s going on in the dry country. But, there is rain in the dry country.” Archer prefers touring on foot not just because it keeps him closer to nature, but because of a general queasiness about the sustainability of the internal combustion engine. Melbourne’s public transport system – Myki’s and all – has won the city a few points with Archer. “Melbourne’s gone through a lot of big changes in the last few hundred years,” he says. “I think the ants are getting along with it and doing okay with the crumbs that are presented before them. The people are beautiful. The people are beautiful and wonderful.” As Volume 3 is brewing, Archer has been working to expand his musical palate, mixing old phonograph recordings with Hindustani classical music and the ambient cries of the banks’ black cockatoo. “I think everyone’s born into music,” Archer says. “It’s everywhere. I always liked to sing when I was young. It’s always in all of us. Even if you were to say that you didn’t know what music was. There is music in the truck crash.”

Archer will play at Wesley Anne on Friday June 15. The Divine Church of the Open Sky, Volume 1 is out Wednesday May 16 via Pound Records.

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When did you first start making music and what led you there? When I was about ten years old my long-haired older brother taught me ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ on guitar. A few years later I started writing songs and really enjoyed seeing my ideas come to life, kind of jumping off the page. Songwriting is now my elixir, an affordable psychiatrist, and a constant companion. Which of your songs best showcases you as an artist. What is the story behind it? What inspired it? The song ‘Moon and You’ off my album Moon Gravity is pretty close to an artistic summary of my creative trajectory. It’s kind of a folk song that slips in some bluesy guitar motifs and harps on about unrequited love and late night drinking. What do you love about making music? There is a great deal of intimacy in knowing an instrument and using it to summarise the world around you. I suppose I feel some sort of power when I can take a life event, a conversation or an observation and craft a lyrical and melodic story then share it with an audience. How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? I’ve always been interested in the innate storytelling within folk and blues music. Artists like Townes van Zandt and Tom Waits have taught me a lot. What can we expect from your live show? I’ve been known to climb on furniture and play a guitar solo, or venture on to a dance floor and groove with the audience while Jimmy Rogers (double bass) does all the work. I love to impart the inspiration behind a song or tell some ridiculous stories between songs. .

Sunday June 3 at 2pm. Tickets and full details via Emotionworks’ website.

James Hickey will perform at Compass Pizza on Saturday June 16 from 6pm.

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Tell us about Emotionworks’ brand of opera fusion. We cut down traditional, well known operas to around half their length, editing all the extended repetitive sections and then decide on a contemporary context for the story to take place (making it relevant to today’s audience). We then decide on what music genre fits both the operatic score and our interpretation of the story. What does Emotionworks hope to get out of their retellings/adaptations? That opera is like any other music idiom, it’s not superior and it can stand alongside other music genres creating a really interesting, entertaining and diverse theatrical cabaret experience. We aim to take opera off its pedestal and out of theatres so it’s a more casual experience, like going to see a band perform, and for around the same price so it’s also affordable, accessible and crossing many cultures. Tell us about the story behind Don Giovanni – Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Our interpretation of the story has Don Giovanni as a rock legend/bad boy. The story is set at a rock festival, he is the headline act and his bad boy activities finally catch up with him as tragedy unfolds. What can audiences expect from attending the show? To see something that is not being done anywhere else in the world. This is a new and unique concept that is a world first with a very strong Australian larrikin flavour – irreverent, fast-paced, funny and emotional that will leave the audience wanting more.

Strangers for Sale

MUSIC

Who are we chatting with and what do you do in the band? My name is JJ Merrick and I’m the drummer and a lead vocalist of Strangers For Sale. What do you reckon people will say you sound like? I think people will say we sound a little bit like Arctic Monkeys and a little like RHCP. We’re very bass riff orientated and we also have two lead vocalists, myself and Leigh, our rhythm guitarist. What do you love about making music? I love the creativity of it and being able to share a story with people and connecting through that. Music touches everyone in some way or another and being a part of that makes me feel amazing. What inspires your music most? My inspiration is a lot of my own personal experiences. Putting that to music makes it an unbelievably therapeutic outlet. If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why? A big one for me would be George Harrison. He was a huge inspiration to me growing up and I idolised his voice and ability to tell a story. ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ is a perfect song to me. Also I named my first cat after him which I think he would think is cool. What can a punter expect from your live show? A whole lot of energy and a whole lot of love. Strangers For Sale will debut their single ‘Silver Screen Dreams’ on Thursday May 24 at Bar Open from 8.30pm. Useless Spaceman and Funk Dancing for Self Defence will join as support and you can find tickets via Oztix. STRANGERSFORSALE.COM

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Album of the Week (TFS Records / Mistletone Records)

Singles With Augustus Welby

Single Of The Week

Oneohtrix Point Never

Black Snow (Warp)

Daniel Lopatin’s Oneohtrix Point Never releases have often carried an eerie undertone, and 2015’s Garden of Delete LP was at times physically unsettling. You could apply both adjectives to ‘Black Snow’, but the lasting impression is one of dark, regretful beauty. Led by a spare, descending synth bass and Lopatin’s waterclogged vocal, ‘Black Snow’ encircles us in a web of emotional uncertainty. When the floodgates eventually break open, bringing an accelerated heartbeat and counter-balancing synth arpeggio, you’ll feel strangely equipped to embrace the incoming dread.

Sudan Archives

Nont For Sale (Stones Throw)

Violin-led, African-inspired, electro-funk? Already alarm bells are ringing, but Sudan Archives’ ‘Nont For Sale’ makes this seem like a perfectly reasonable proposition. Fast, rhythmic violin plucks – inspired by North and West African playing styles – set the scene for an immersive pop song that issues a warning to time wasters. Programmed drums and bass and multi-layered vocals join the violin in constructing a sufficiently self-contained resistance.

Merpire

Invitation (Independent)

Moving away from glitzy synth-pop, Merpire’s ‘Invitation’ is a solemn alt-country ballad. Enriching the Melbourne artist’s fine songwriting achievement are a radiant vocal performance and slickly dynamic band accompaniment. Although it’s hard to ignore the influence of Angel Olsen – evident in Merpire’s pain-stricken vocal pleas and doo-wop chord progression – when homage is executed this spotlessly, it’d be silly to complain.

Troye Sivan

Bloom (EMI)

With idols like Troye Sivan to look up to, the kids will be all right. Despite not fitting the mould of a conventional male pop star, the sensitive and tremendously likeable Perth singer is in the process of making 2018 his own. ‘Bloom’ is a pleasingly upbeat pop song – a queer anthem in the making, and a shining example of young love’s effusive power. Fit to soundtrack the summer despite coming out on the cusp of winter, Sivan’s hook-ridden ode to living and letting love is hard to resist.

Tropical Fuck Storm

A Laughing Death In Meatspace

When Tropical Fuck Storm appeared as if overnight last year, there was a great deal of mystery shrouding the fourpiece – though it was erased bit by bit as the band dropped a series of 7” records.

9.5 With their sweltering first single ‘Chameleon Paint’, Tropical Fuck Storm made it known upfront that Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin weren’t here to replicate The Drones. Above all else, A Laughing Death In Meatspace is fresh – possibly the most inspired record to hit this year. The lyrics are consistently clever, often riddled with wordplay and snarky social commentary – though, never elitist or entitled – while the bonerattling riffs are a force to be reckoned with in and of themselves. Much like the band itself, the record isn’t here to tread lightly or beat around the bush, with every moment attacking with the force of a rabid dog, jaws bared and spit flying. It’s carefully constructed chaos – never rigid, yet detailed and deliberate. The raucous riffs and apparent disorder are contrasted perfectly with quick-witted one liners that fit together like verbal jigsaw pieces. ‘Antimatter Animals’ serves an overflowing soup of swirling fuzz guitar accompanied by a barrage of one liners; ‘Soft Power’ is anything but soft and all power as abrasive guitar refrains reverberate against chanted chorus lines; ‘Shellfish Toxin’ swells eerily as it morphs from summery, seagull-filled serenity in a distorted, chaotic jumble; and ‘A Laughing Death In Meatspace’ brings with it a chance for reprieve, the stripped back melody and softly sung lyrics serving as a chance to come up for air among its full-throttle counterparts. Each track brings a distinctive chapter to the overall narrative that is A Laughing Death in Meatspace. ‘Chameleon Paint’ and ‘Rubber Bullies’ are rhythmic to the point of catharsis while ‘The Future of History’ is calculated and cool-headed. Throughout, Liddiard, Kitschin and bassist/vocalist Erica Dunn share the vocals, often harmonising as a trio or taking turns on the lead, which lends an inimitable feel to each song as well as mirroring the textural nature of the melodies at play. If this is just the first taste of Tropical Fuck Storm, we’re in for a hell of a ride. BY KATE STREADER

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Albums

Suss Cunts

7.0

Dirty Computer

(Bedroom Suck / Remote Control Records)

(Hysterical Records)

(Warner Music/Atlantic Records/Bad Boy Records/Wondaland Arts Society)

Janelle Monae

7.0

Temper

Jaala

8.0

Joonya Spirit

Combining the indie-pop elements of The ArchAndroid and the silky, funk-laced R&B of The Electric Lady, Dirty Computer takes both and smooths them over 14 perfectly manicured tracks. As a writer and vocalist Monae has never sounded as confident and is clearly relishing singing these songs of sexual and self-identity, assertions of power in terms of race, gender and sexual politics. Taken on their own, the songs reap immediately impressive rewards, which is why the previously released singles seemed to anticipate a jewel in Monae’s crown. Unfortunately, taken as a whole it’s disappointing to find that Dirty Computer has less substance than it may initially appear to. From song to song Monae doesn’t explore her chosen subject matter from many different angles or at any great depth, which has the effect of making each defiant cry of power seem less powerful by virtue of its thematic repetition. Packed with vocal hooks, quotable lyrics and unifying, guitar-heavy choruses that may have been designed with festival crowds in mind, this should’ve been Monae’s Lemonade. Overall this album has some great tracks that seem less when taken in context and leans too heavily on its production – its perfection acting as a barrier for emotional connection.

The title track to the new Suss Cunts release opens with a hard left turn. The introduction starts out appropriately enough – some sweetly sour post-punk jangle-pop – then the bottom drops out and the jangle plummets into a dissonant riff-fest, complete with a downright vicious lead vocal. This newfound focus and razor-sharp edge promises a grunge revival vibe, which compared to the sweeter tones of the first EP is actually quite a welcome change. If you can get past that though, you’ll find that the rest of the EP is absolutely dripping with incredibly infectious pop-punk ditties that are definitely worth the second take. The dreamy lead single ‘Newby’ and the wry, sarcastic “love song” ‘10 Years’ both deliver power hooks for days, and album closer ‘Jamm’ is, predicably, a rather tidy jam track; all three offering up a sharper, tighter version of the dream-pop we’ve come to expect from Suss Cunts. The album highlight, though, is without a doubt the minuteand-a-half electric stomper ‘Vaxxer’; a rough-as-guts wail-fest with a chorus that won’t leave your head for weeks. It might be a bit all over direction-wise, but this EP is a great snapshot of a band making some serious strides towards the top of the pile.

The sophomore album from Jaala sees the Melbourne band dig deeper down their odd-funk alt-rock rabbit hole. Fully fleshing out the mellow sounds displayed on the 2016 single and album closer ‘Junior Spirit’, the almost-title track perfectly rounds out Jaala’s exploration of their unique smoothgritty dynamic. With slow, sombre vocals and instrumentation building to an understated chorus, ‘Horn’ is one of the album’s smoother tracks. ‘Frogs Tears’ sees the band at their grittiest, with grungy guitars and thudding drums guided by vocalist Cosi Jaala’s soothing vocals. The sonic contrasts keep you on your toes; you’re never completely safe as impassioned growls and tempo switch-ups shoot out unexpectedly across the album’s eight tracks. Staccato funk oozes out of ‘Good Circuit’, a completely fresh blend of bouncing beats and dynamic guitars, shifting from beat-drivers to jagged showpieces as the track requires. The raw mesh of sound here renders it one of Joonya Spirit’s standouts. Such is the diversity within their sound, Jaala could slide into a sweaty psych-rock festival as easily as they could mesmerise a hazy jazz club. Great stuff from one of the city’s most captivating acts.

BY ALEX WATTS

BY JOSHUA TURK

BY ANTHONY FURCI

8.0

You’re going to need some time to process this one, because Blue Poles is a danceable unsettler. While it’s way more melodic and certainly funkier than anything in the Jack Ladder canon to date, the music belies the dark, depressing themes of the lyrics, leaving you with a spot of cognitive dissonance. ‘Can’t Stay’, for instance, has a Stone-sy strut, but between “barking at the dog” and getting up in the morning only to fall back asleep, our protagonist isn’t in great shape. Likewise, in ‘Dates’, which has a ‘Get Your Rocks Off ’ Primal Scream/glam rock shake to it, he sings of hanging his hat on events in the calendar to get him through. Highlights include Ladder at his somnolent best on ‘Susan’, and ‘White Flag’, a heartbreaker about complicated love. ‘Merciful Reply’ is a gothic, doowop corker, mirroring some of the themes in the Clash’s ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’, with all the heart hurt of ‘Hurtsville’.   As it’s Jack Ladder, Bowie and Leonard Cohen hover over the album in the best possible way. Also, thoughts about the titular reference to Jackson Pollock’s infamously expensive chaotic canvas are welcome – Blue Poles as an album is no abstract, although it is kind of surreal.  

Leon Bridges

Good Thing

(Bedroom Suck/Remote Control)

Blue Poles

(Columbia Records/Sony)

(Barely Dressed / Remote Control Records)

Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders

7.0

Good Morning

Prize//Reward

8.5

After three years of waiting, the new Leon Bridges album takes the singer away from golden age soul to something a little more tangible. His 2015 album Coming Home was a mixture of old-school Motown and R&B styles – songs about twisting and grooving with pillowy love songs dominated that record. It was a fun exercise in nostalgia but where could Bridges go next without writing himself into a corner? ‘Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand’ is ‘70s Chicago soul with a splash of Curtis Mayfield. The next track, ‘Bad Bad News’, is a masterful funk track with some much-neededcolor, while ‘Shy’ begins with an interesting sampled drum beat seemingly crafted by J Dilla. Bridges is certainly doing his best to step into the pop spotlight, most notably on ‘If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)’. It sounds like a demo from the Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic sessions. The same goes for ‘You Don’t Know’ with its playful synths and bouncy guitars. Bridges is still going through some changes. It’s easy to tell he’s working hard on crafting his own sound and maybe with this album, he’ll shake off the Motown comparisons critics love to make.

Bedroom-pop gets a bad wrap, however Good Morning are bringing an Aussie authenticity to the fledgling genre. The Melbourne-based lo-fi duo released their debut EP, Shawcross, in 2014; the chilled-out, Sunday morning vibes taking them around the world. Their newest release, Prize//Reward, is of the same mellow vein but with stronger lyrics and cleaner production. ‘Plant Matter’ is a short cut that gives an accurate introduction to the album; crisp instrumentation and production pairs with the blasé, bedroom-pop vocals to create something very relaxed that doesn’t fall into the trap of being lazy. The album’s two strongest links are found in the very centre; ‘After You’ is a cute ditty love song that has a dark edge to it, while ‘Mirror Freak’ immediately follows, and is the best showcase of the lyricism working with the vocals, while also leaving room for a ripper abstract sax solo. After considering the strengths of this release, there’s only one real issue; every song errs on the short side, suggesting, maybe, the band doubt their own ability to captivate and hold the attention of their audience. They have no reason to reserve themselves – this project is one of Melbourne’s greatest current musical exports.

BY JONATHAN REYNOSO

BY LEXI HERBERT

BY MEG CRAWFORD

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FEATURED GIGS

Gig Guide Wednesday 9 May INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS DEZ + HANNAH KATE + KITTY SCRATCH

Goldsocks The Bendigo Hotel Grunge rockers from Melbourne Goldsocks will be taking to The Bendi on Wednesday May 9, bringing a slew of local punk-rock favourites with them for the ride. Meander and Lip Sync Chicks are set to join them for what is sure to be a loose night of tunes. Doors open at 7pm and entry is $10.

Nothinge The Gasometer Hotel Wednesday May 9 will see The Gaso put local masked musical wonder Nothinge, with the likes of 1283, Las Mar, Black Bats and Premium Fantasy coming in as support. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are $10 via Oztix or you can grab them on the night. Get on it.

Citrus Jam Charles Weston Self-professed sci-fi-flamenco-metal artist Citrus Jam will be taking to the Charles Weston Hotel on Thursday May 10. Performing from his recently released MacGyver Science album and new material from his upcoming Space Rock Opera ‘Grand Theft Otter’, you can catch Citrus Jam’s two sets at the front bar from 6.30pm. Free entry.

Diana’s Foresters The Evelyn Hotel After a hiatus, Diana’s Foresters have returned to the Melbourne scene with their unique, psychological brand of pop in tow. Their return gig will go down at the Ev on Thursday May 10 and will be supported by powerful and disarming singer-songwriters Dougal James (of The Sunken Sea) and Russia. Doors will open at 8.30pm where you can grab your tickets for $10.

Diana’s Foresters The Evelyn Hotel After a hiatus, Diana’s Foresters have returned to the Melbourne scene with their unique, psychological brand of pop in tow. Their return gig will go down at the Ev on Thursday May 10 and will be supported by powerful and disarming singer-songwriters Dougal James (of The Sunken Sea) and Russia. Doors will open at 8.30pm where you can grab your tickets for $10.

Ashley Naylor Wesley Anne Guitarist for Paul Kelly and the RocKwiz Orkestra and frontman for renowned Melbourne indie-rock trio EVEN, Ashley Naylor will be playing a rare solo show at the Wesley Anne on Thursday May 10. One of the country’s most celebrated guitarists; this will be Naylor’s first Melbourne show in two years so it’s sure to be eagerly received. Get your tickets early for $20 via Trybooking or $25 on the door. Catch it all from 8pm – 11pm.

Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8:00pm. $5.00. G FLIP + BABY BLUE Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $12.00.

GOLDSOCKS + MEANDER + LIP SYNC CHICKS Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood.

7:00pm. $10.00.

JAMES SEEDY + LOVISION + MS.45

Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:00pm.

NOTHINGE + PREMIUM FANTASY + 1283 + BLACK BATS + LAS MAR Gasometer

Hotel, Collingwood. 7:30pm. $10.00.

ROYAL BLOOD + POLISH CLUB + PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm.

SLEDGEHAMMER + TRAFFIK ISLAND + EGGY Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00. THE WHITLAMS + ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY Corner Hotel,

Richmond. 8:00pm. $58.00.

WHARVES Monash University, Clayton.

12:00pm.

WILD MEADOWS + THE LOVELESS + UTE ROOT Tote Hotel, Collingwood.

7:00pm.

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC

PAULA STANDING Drunken Poet, West

Melbourne. 8:00pm.

THE COLLINGWOOD CASINOVAS Bar

Open, Fitzroy. 6:30pm.

THE OH BALTERS + BAD BANGS + MICAH ROTHWELL Bar Open, Fitzroy.

8:30pm. $10.00.

Thursday 10 May HIP HOP & R&B CLUB PALISADES Carlton Club, Melbourne

Cbd. 8:00pm.

HIP HOP SHOWCASE - FEAT: ELAPIDAE + LUI + ORRA + BRANDON STØNE + MORE Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. NO FRILLS THURSDAYS Laundry Bar,

Fitzroy. 10:00pm.

THE DROP - FEAT: DJ WALLZEE + RUI + HIJACK + RINTRAH Section 8, Melbourne

Cbd. 6:00pm.

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS ASHLEY NAYLOR Wesley Anne, Northcote.

8:00pm. $20.00.

CAM + ABI + KOSTA STEFFANOU Labour

In Vain, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. CITRUS JAM Charles Weston Hotel, AN EVENING OF JAZZ VOCAL ARTISTRY Brunswick. 6:30pm. - FEAT: MICHELLE NICOLLE + ANITA WARDELL The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm.

$25.00.

BOPSTRETCH Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy.

8:30pm. $15.00.

CES ALBERTO JR. Paris Cat Jazz Club,

Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $25.00.

DANNIE BOURNE Transit, Melbourne Cbd.

6:00pm.

DIZZY'S BIG BAND Dizzy's Jazz Club,

Richmond. 8:00pm. $15.00.

JULIEN WILSON ‘B FOR CHICKEN’ QUARTET + MONKESTRA 303, Northcote.

7:30pm.

MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL QUARTET

Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00.

MYSTIC MOMENTS - JOHN BAILEY + MIKE GURRIERI Section 8, Melbourne Cbd.

6:00pm.

OUT FOR THE COUNT BIG BAND Village

Green Hotel, Mulgrave. 8:00pm. $10.00.

PIANO FORT - FEAT: MADELINE HUDSON + BJ MORRISZONKLE + CAMILLA HODGKINS + CARL PANNUZZO + MORE Open Studio,

Northcote. 8:00pm. $5.00.

THE FIG JAZZ BAND + SABINE BESTER

The Moldy Fig, 7:00pm.

WORLD MUSIC OPEN MIC Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 7:30pm. ZOUROUNA Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6:00pm. $30.00.

ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES, FOLK ASH SUMPTER Drunken Poet, West

Melbourne. 9:00pm. JON TOOGOOD Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. KIAZMA PIANO DUO Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6:30pm. $39.00.

LOMOND ACOUSTICA - FEAT: FRANK JONES + DARYL ROBERTS + DAVE COSMA Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East.

8:00pm.

MATT DWYER Catfish, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. MONTHLY BLUES JAM - FEAT: JULIAN JAMES + VARIOUS ARTISTS Whole Lotta

Love, Brunswick East. 7:00pm.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT Penny Black, Brunswick.

7:30pm.

COAST & OCEAN + JIMMY HARWOOD

Baha Tacos & Tapas Bar, Rye. 8:30pm. $10.00. CRASH + FRAG + GLOBO Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00.

DAY DREAMERS + CLEAN CUT SOCIETY + SPLIT PICK + THE GARNEDDIES Whole

Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 7:00pm. $10.00.

DIANA’S FORESTERS + DOUGLAS JAMES + RUSSIA Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy.

8:30pm. $10.00.

DOUBLE TROUBLE - FEAT: JANK FACQUES Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd.

11:00pm.

EMBEDDED FIGURES + MYSTERY GUEST Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 8:00pm. FLIGHT TO DUBAI + GOING SWIMMING + S.M. JENKINS + THE BURBS Woody's

Attic Dive, Collingwood. 8:00pm.

KAKU + KING STAG + SLEEPER SERVICE

Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:30pm. $10.00.

KÜNTSQUÄD + I HAVE A GOAT + HAND OF FEAR Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood.

8:00pm. $8.00.

LAST LEAVES + DENIM OWL + SPARKLY BEAR Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. MARVILLE + RIVER OF SNAKES + PARTY PEST Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $10.00. MATT BRADSHAW Elephant &

Wheelbarrow, Melbourne. 9:30pm. MISS ROSIE & THE TOP CATS Musicland, Fawkner. 8:30pm. $10.00. OGOPOGO 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. OV PAIN + NIGHTCLUB + ASSETSTRIPPER Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford.

8:00pm. $10.00.

RMIT INDEX FUNDRAISER - FEAT: SPLENDIDID + HAMISH LANG + HOUNDS TO HOUSES + LOVE HOTEL DISTRICT Northcote Social Club, Northcote.

7:30pm. $15.00.

SIDE STARE LABEL SHOWCASE - FEAT: THE STAINED DAISIES + GARDENS + TUG + ZOCKAPILLI + MORE Workers Club,

Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $10.00.

SLIKNITA + PIGS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE + VIZIER Last Chance Rock And

Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 8:00pm. $8.00.

SOVIET X-RAY RECORD CLUB + DAYZED + CASTILLES + SLOMO Tote Hotel,

Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00.

THE DMTEASERS + SLIM JEFFRIES + PAMELA ST + KING GROAKER Revolver

Upstairs, Prahran. 8:00pm. $5.00.

THE WHITLAMS + ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY Corner Hotel,

Richmond. 8:00pm.

THROWBACK - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS

Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. TINGY CELESTINO Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8:00pm. TOMGIRL Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 8:00pm. TROPICAL FUCK STORM + MORE

Howler, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $29.34.

URBAN GUERILLAS + THE OBJEX + MARC WELSH Tago Mago, Thornbury.

8:00pm.

WENDY RULE Sooki Lounge, Belgrave.

8:00pm. $19.00.

WILL COYOTE + WHARVES The Blowhole (foxxy Dolphin), Collingwood. 8:00pm. $5.00. YUKON ERA Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00.

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ANDREA KELLER TRANSIENTS TRIO

Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15.00.

FITZROY SOUL PARTY - FEAT: SON OF A GUNZEL + VARIOUS DJS Bar Open,

Fitzroy. 6:30pm.

MATT GANIM Murmur Piano Bar, Melbourne. 7:30pm. MAYA Penny Black, Brunswick. 8:00pm.

MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL QUARTET

Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00. RALEIGH WILLIAMS & GARTH PLOOG

Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $20.00. SABINE BESTER QUARTET Dizzy's Jazz Club, Richmond. 7:30pm. SUNS OF MERCURY + OSCAR JIMENEZ

Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $5.00. SWEETHEARTS Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. SWINGIN' ON HIGH Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $25.00. THE JACK EARLE TRIO The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $20.00. TRIBAL KESH + ERIK PARKER The B.east, Brunswick East. 9:00pm.

ZEITGEIST FREE BEAT LIBERATION + KIRSTEN DUNCE + IMPROTISM + EMELYNE Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm.

ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES, FOLK BENNY & THE MISTREATERS Transit,

Melbourne Cbd. 6:00pm.

CECILIA BRANDOLINI Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 9:00pm. JACK WILLIAM Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 8:00pm. KATIE BATES The Moldy Fig, 9:00pm. MUSICLAND OPEN CHOIR REHEARSALS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS

Musicland, Fawkner. 7:00pm. $5.00. NICOLA WATSON Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:00pm. OPEN MIC Sloth Bar, Footscray. 8:00pm. SAMMY OWEN BLUES BAND Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:00pm.

SHAUN BLACK + TWISTED WILLOWS + ANCA Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale. 6:00pm.

$15.00.

SYZYGY ENSEMBLE Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6:00pm. $39.00. TERESA DUFFY-RICHARDS Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm.


FEATURED GIGS

Friday 11 May JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ALINTA & THE JAZZ EMPERORS Paris Cat

Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $30.00.

BILLY DAVIS & THE GOOD LORDS + P-UNIQUE + DJ MZRIZK Melbourne

Bowling Club, Windsor. 8:00pm. $20.00.

DJ THE KNAVE Edinburgh Castle,

Brunswick. 9:00pm.

FINGAL & THE CURIOSITIES OF ESSEX

Red Betty, Brunswick. 7:00pm. $10.00. GREG GOULD Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $30.00. HORATIO LUNA Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. JULES SHELDON Fox Hotel (collingwood), Collingwood. 8:00pm. LOUISA RANKIN QUARTET Lido Jazz Room, Hawthorn. 8:00pm. $25.00. MELBOURNE WOMEN'S BIG BAND

Dizzy's Jazz Club, Richmond. 7:30pm. $25.00. MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL QUARTET

Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00. MORELAND CITY SOUL REVUE Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm. $10.00. NARDIA ROSE BAND The Moldy Fig, 7:00pm. OMELETTE Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7:00pm. $30.00. RITA SATCH BAND The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $30.00. SABINE BESTER QUARTET + ROWAN PATTISON TRIO Open Studio, Northcote.

5:00pm. $10.00.

THE DORIAN MODE TRIO Paris Cat Jazz

Club, Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $25.00. THE LIAM WERRETT QUARTET Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.

VERVE - FEAT: HEAVY PENALTY + JESS ZAMMIT + CLOSE ENCOUNTERS + SO.CRATES Belleville, Melbourne. 9:00pm. WILLOW JAM The Moldy Fig, 9:00pm.

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS

HOT TO ROT + BLACK BATS Post Office

Hotel, Coburg. 9:00pm. INXSIVE Grand Hotel Mornington, Mornington. 8:00pm. $25.00. JENDAYI Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 6:00pm. LA DANSE MACABRE Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:00pm.

LONGBOYS + MONA BAY + STOKA + BLOOM Baha Tacos & Tapas Bar, Rye.

8:30pm. $10.00.

LOOBS + CHOOK RACE + LAZERTITS + PORPOISE SPIT Gasometer Hotel,

Collingwood. 8:00pm. $12.00.

LUPINE + CRACKER LA TOUF + PTING

Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm. MADI LEEDS Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $10.00.

MAGNETIX + DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS + LOST TALK + BOX CRUNCH Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. POPROCKS + DR PHIL Toff In Town,

Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.

RAGNARÖK - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Loop,

Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.

SHAUN KIRK + MORE Gasometer Hotel,

Collingwood. 8:00pm. $15.85.

SLEEPER SERVICE + PSEUDO MIND HIVE The B.east, Brunswick East. 9:00pm. STRICT VINCENT + HE WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE + ESCARION + OBSIDIAN MONOLITH + MORE Rockstar Bar,

Frankston. 7:00pm. $10.00.

HOUSE, ELECTRO, TRANCE & CLUB NIGHTS AFRIK FUTURISM - FEAT: MONK + SI FIXION Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. ANTHONY PARASOLE Brown Alley,

Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $33.00.

DANSE MACABRE - FEAT: MERVE + HOTEP + DIAL UP DJS + POST PERCY + MORE Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick. 9:00pm.

$10.00.

DOPPLER + CRAIG MCWHINNEY + U-KHAN + EDWARD RICHARDS + CONCEALED Revolver Upstairs, Prahran.

11:45pm.

DUKE DUMONT Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Cbd. 8:00pm.

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM Carlton Club,

Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm.

FORMATION - FEAT: DONNY + MORE

Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm.

WARSAWYER + CLIFTONIA + BEN & LIL + MORE Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd.

5:00pm.

GLITTER - FEAT: MISS JAY + KRYSTAL RING + DJ SG Sloth Bar, Footscray. 8:00pm. GRIFF + KODIAK KID + HYPNOTECH + THE ODDNESS + AURAMECHANIC 303,

Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00.

HER - AUTUMN PARTY - FEAT: MIICHA + DJ DZYR + MILLZ N THRILLZ + MELISTIK + AMY MAY Brown Alley, Melbourne Cbd.

SWEET GOLD + FOREVER UNCLEAN + MORE Woody's Attic Dive, Collingwood.

9:00pm. $20.00.

THANK BLAST IT'S FRIDAY - FEAT: ODIUSEMBOWEL + CLOGGED + PUTRESCENT SEEPAGE + ASBESTOSISIS + MORE Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm.

Melbourne Cbd. 11:45pm.

THE AMY WINEHOUSE SHOW - FEAT: ATLANTA COOGAN & THE BACK TO BLACK BAND Satellite Lounge, Mulgrave.

TOKYO LOVE HOTEL - FEAT: TAKAAKI ITOH + ANDREW TILL + KAZUMA ONISHI + AUDIO BITS + MORE New

8:00pm.

8:00pm. $22.00.

Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $20.00.

THE HERBERTS Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale.

6:00pm. $15.00.

ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY BLUES, FOLK

10CC The Palms, Southbank. 7:30pm. $81.41. ACTION SAM Elephant & Wheelbarrow,

THE MAVIS'S + MORE Prince Bandroom, St

DAVE HOLE Spotted Mallard, Brunswick.

AUGIE MARCH + RO Night Cat, Fitzroy.

THE PAST MASTERS Catfish, Fitzroy.

9:00pm.

FEED THE CATS Musicland, Fawkner.

THE SMITH STREET BAND + BEC SANDRIDGE + PRESS CLUB + THE BELAIR LIP BOMBS Chelsea Heights Hotel,

GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS + MATT JOE GOW

Melbourne. 11:00pm.

8:30pm. $44.90.

BURIED FEATHER + JESS PARKER Fitzroy

Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 5:00pm. CAPTAIN SPALDING BAND Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8:00pm.

CENTERFIELD - THE JOHN FOGERTY STORY + AC2ZZ Musicland, Fawkner.

9:00pm. $10.00.

CHAPEL STREET SOCIAL CLUB - FEAT: PHATO A MANO + NAMN + MATT RADOVICH Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. CRADLE OF FILTH 170 Russell, Melbourne

Cbd. 8:30pm. $73.72.

D.G. GREY & CO. - FEAT: ASHLEY NAYLOR Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. DADA ONO + CREATURE FEAR + WASTED SUN Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy.

8:30pm. $10.00.

Kilda. 8:00pm. $28.60.

Chelsea Heights. 8:00pm.

THE VALLEY ENDS + DR. SINHA'S JAZZ LOBOTOMY + SLOW TALK + COLD TIDE

John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. $10.00. THE WEATHER STATION + GRAND SALVO + JAMES KENYON Northcote

7:30pm. $59.20.

TROPICAL FUCK STORM + SUGAR FED LEOPARDS + SCHOOL DAMAGE Howler,

Brunswick. 8:00pm.

WHAT’S ON PRESENTS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS + VARIOUS DJS Prince

Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $12.00.

HOLY SERPENT + EARTH TONGUE + JACK HARLON & THE DEAD CROWS + DARK TEMPLE Sooki Lounge, Belgrave.

8:00pm.

HOT SLUDGE FUNDAE + SUNNYSIDE + HOLLIE JOYCE + TUG Yah Yah's, Fitzroy.

2:00am. $10.00.

JUSTIN BERNASCONI + NICK CHARLES

Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $15.00.

LUKE PLUMB & THE RAMBLIN’ ROSES

Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6:00pm.

Richmond. 8:00pm.

DISILLUSIONED + THE NINTH DIMENSION + BLACK HEART BREAKERS + AGORA + WAX CACTUS + CAPWARD BACK Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. FUCK THE FITZROY DOOM SCENE + PEEPING TOM + DUNEEATER Bendigo

Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $38.00. JULIAN JAMES Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:30pm.

TONIGHT ALIVE Max Watt's, Melbourne.

TURN SOUTH + MOUNT DEFIANCE + MOON ROONEY + ERIN WATKINS Yarra

7:00pm. $10.00. EL MOTH Bar Open, Fitzroy. 9:30pm. $10.00.

8:00pm. $10.00.

THE WHITLAMS + ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY Corner Hotel,

DEADLIGHTS + DREGG + LIFE'S ILL + CAST DOWN + WICKED FIGURES

Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 7:00pm. $15.00.

9:00pm. $28.12.

Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm. PUGSLEY BUZZARD Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:30pm. THE DANNY WALSH BANNED Gem Bar, Collingwood. 9:00pm.

Social Club, Northcote. 8:30pm. $35.00.

Hotel, Abbotsford. 8:00pm. $10.00.

Public Bar, St Kilda . 9:00pm.

HIP HOP & R&B

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION

Brisbane alt-hardcore band Deadlights will be performing a Melbourne show as part of their current national tour. The band have gone from strength to strength since the release of their debut, enjoying support slots with hardcore heavyweights Parkway Drive and Polaris earlier in the year. Now they’ll play a headline at the Rev on Friday May 11 with Dregg and Life’s Ill as support and you can get it’s going to be a big one. Grab your tickets for $11 via Oztix or $15 at the door and bands are on from 7pm.

Augie March The Night Cat In celebration of their brand new album Bootikins, Augie March will be hitting up The Night Cat on Friday May 11. Promising all the new tracks they have to offer plus a healthy dose of their sprawling back catalogue, this one is set to be a beauty. Kicks off at 8.30pm and tickets are $44.90 via Oztix.

Sleeper Service The B.East Melbourne doom-rock band Sleeper Service are releasing their debut vinyl Solitude of Man and are celebrating with a show at The B.East on Friday May 11. The night will be opened by heavy psych champs Pseudo Mind Hive and best of all, entry is free. Head down from 9pm.

Saturday 12 May JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC BOB SEDERGREEN & FRIENDS Lido Jazz Room, Hawthorn. 8:00pm. $25.00. CARL PANNUZZO QUINTET The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $30.00. GODTET + DJ SHIO OTANI + LA SAPE DJS Melbourne Bowling Club, Windsor.

AFTER HOURS - FEAT: KALALA + ENETI + EARTH + MORE Horse Bazaar, Melbourne

8:00pm. $20.00.

CARMOUFLAGE ROSE + LIL SPACELY + ​JUNOR Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.

HOTS + EAT-MAN + FLESHED OUT Tote

Cbd. 8:00pm.

Deadlights Reverence Hotel

SIGNAL + ANIMATE + UNDEFINED + ZEMLA + COALESSENCE + ZERO1 + KYMAERA Grumpy's Green, Fitzroy. 8:00pm.

$25.80.

Cbd. 12:45pm.

Nicola Watson is a folk singer-songwriter with a grounding in jazz, who’ll be bringing her award-winning blend to The Drunken Poet on Thursday May 10 from 8pm. Coming in at 9pm will be the impossible talent of Cecilia Brandolini, whose style harks to such greats as Regina Spektor, Kate Miller-Heidke and Joni Mitchell. Best of all, you can catch this gorgeous night of singer-songwriter talent for free.

HIGH VOLTAGE - FEAT: RILEY GOWER + DJ TIBA + DIGITAL PLAYGROUND Boney,

$12.00.

THE GLORIOUS Basement Discs, Melbourne

Nicola Watson + Cecilia Brandolini The Drunken Poet

GRAUS HAUS Fox Hotel (collingwood),

Collingwood. 8:00pm.

Hotel, Collingwood. 5:00pm. $12.00. KATERINA MYSKOVA The Moldy Fig, 7:00pm. FAKTORY FRIDAYS - FEAT: DURMY + SALVY + NOVA + YATHS + MORE KIMBA GRIFFITH'S SWING FLING Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. Khokolat Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. PARTY & BULLSHIT FRIDAYS Laundry Bar, $30.00. Fitzroy. 9:00pm.

Madi Leeds Compass Pizza Melbourne’s Madi Leeds will be bringing her unique brand of intergalactic indiepop to Compass Pizza on Friday May 11. She’ll play songs off her debut EP Spinning, meanwhile joining her will be Mornington Peninsula rockers Facades as well as Damon Gowing. Doors from 8pm and tickets are $10 at the venue.

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Featured Gigs LILLY TUNLEY SEXTET Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $30.00.

KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS + ROCKET SCIENCE + BITCH DIESEL The Croxton, Thornbury. 8:00pm.

Open, Fitzroy. 9:30pm. $13.30.

KIM SALMON Gem Bar, Collingwood.

Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00.

LET'S SHRED AT THE BENDIGO - FEAT: PARTY VIBEZ + WOLFPACK + DIPLOMA + REMOVALIST + PROTOSPASM + TRUE BELIEVER + MORE Bendigo Hotel,

MADRE MONTE + IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS + DJ PRINCE BASTARD Bar

MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL QUARTET SILVER LININGS + MICHAEL KYUCK + MIDNIGHT TENDERNESS Red Betty,

Brunswick. 7:00pm. $7.00. SNAJ Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm.

Hot To Rot The Post Office Hotel Hot To Rot are post-punk, neo-nu-metal smorgasbord who’ll bringing it all to The Post Office Hotel on Friday May 11. Psychedelic surf-rock outfit Black Bats will be supporting when it all happens from 9pm. Entry is free.

Julian James The Drunken Poet The frontman from the raucous Melbourne Chicago Blues outfit Catfish Voodoo, Julian James will be playing a solo set on Friday May 11 at The Drunken Poet. His style is deeply blues-based, with southern Gospel hints spelling out beautifully. You can catch his performance for free from 8.30pm.

Shaun Kirk The Gasometer Hotel Following a huge number of shows across the country, including a slot at Bluesfest, award winning blues-soul troubadour Shaun Kirk is set to round out his huge ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’ national tour with a hometown show at The Gasometer Hotel on Friday May 11. Little Wise will come in as support and doors are open from 8pm. Tickets are available via Shaun Kirk’s website.

Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird Cherry Bar Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are on the road for their first headline tour along the east coast, in support of their debut album Electric Brown. On Saturday May 12 they’re bringing it all to Cherry Bar supported by some undisclosed special guests. Listed in Beat’s ‘Best Acts We Saw At BIGSOUND’ article, it’s fair to say this show is gonna be a ripper. Grab your tickets for $10 online or $15 at the door. Begins at 8pm.

Punk vs. Metal ft. Vicious Circle + Total Armageddon + more Reverence Hotel The Reverence Hotel is hosting a mammoth night of old school and underground punk and metal on Saturday May 12 and you can bet it’s going to be an absolutely heaving one. Australian punk mainstays Depression and Vicious Circle will feature on the night, alongside thrash pioneers Total Armageddon and Ion Drive. Joining them will be South Australian band Perdition and Melbourne punk newcomers Wild Spears. Tickets are $20 and you can catch it all from 7pm.

Purplene The Old Bar Following their split in 2005, Sydney indie outfit Purplene are reuniting for four limited shows including one at The Old Bar on Saturday May 12. They’ll be supported by Fourteen Nights at Sea and World Sick and tickets are only $15 at the door. Don’t miss this one, it’s going all happening from 8.30pm.

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TAMARA KULDIN'S GENTS OF JAZZ

Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $30.00. THE COCONUT CLUB - FEAT: DJ PALMTREE PADDY + DJ THE KNAVE

Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00.

$44.90.

9:00pm.

9:00pm.

Hotel, Ascot Vale. 8:30pm.

SECRETS + THE VESTIGE + MISS ADVENTURE Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm.

8:30pm. $12.00.

ANCA + THE FEATHERHEADS + DOVER ISLAND + GRACEOUS Workers Club,

Fitzroy. 1:00pm. $10.00.

ANDRE WARHURST & THE RARE BYRDS

Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. AUGIE MARCH + RO Night Cat, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $44.90. BOBBY FOX The Palms, Southbank. 7:30pm. $70.30. CECILIA BRANDOLINI Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $10.00. COAST & OCEAN + JIMMY HARWOOD

Open Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm. $10.00.

STUMPS + CANDY + GAMJEE Yah Yah's,

Fitzroy. 7:00pm.

Woody's Attic Dive, Collingwood. 8:00pm. Northcote. 8:30pm. $17.00.

THE MAGICAL MARMALADE MACHINE

Royal Hotel (mornington), Mornington. 8:00pm.

THE MAN IN BLACK - FEAT: TEX PERKINS Palais Theatre, St Kilda. 8:00pm.

$89.90.

THE MAVIS'S Karova Lounge, Ballarat.

8:30pm. $23.50.

THE ROLLERCANES + TEENAGE DADS + CRACKER LA TOUF Gasometer Hotel,

Collingwood. 8:30pm. $10.00.

THE WHITLAMS + ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY Corner Hotel,

Richmond. 8:00pm.

THOMAS OLIVER John Curtin Hotel,

Carlton. 8:00pm. $20.00.

THUNDER ROAD - THE SONGS OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Musicland,

COBRA SNAKE NECKTIE RECORDS DJS

Fawkner. 9:00pm. $20.00.

COUSIN TONY'S BRAND NEW FIREBIRD Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd.

Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 7:00pm. $20.00.

Catfish, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. 8:00pm.

CROWNED KINGS + CHASING GHOSTS + COLD GROUND + JOHN WILL SAIL

Royal Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $20.00. DAVE GRANEY AND THE MISTLY The Skylark Room, Upwey. 6:00pm. $20.00. DJ BAMA LAMA Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 9:00pm. DJ GRANDMASTER VICIOUS Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 10:30pm.

EYES MORE SKULL THAN EYES + SUNDR + KOLLAPS Last Chance Rock And

Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 8:30pm. $10.00.

FLIGHT TO DUBAI + CAKEFIGHT + ERIN WILL BE MAD Last Chance Rock And Roll

Bar, North Melbourne. 3:00pm.

G FLIP + HUNTLY Workers Club, Fitzroy.

8:30pm. $12.00.

GINGER NINJA Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale.

6:00pm. $10.00.

GRATISFACTION - FEAT: EDD FISHER + CHINA BEACH + TOMGIRL + MOONAH LINKS + MORE Gasometer Hotel,

Collingwood. 5:00pm. $10.00.

HANGAR 18 + RIFF RAIDERS + NEWTOWN STORY + SUPER CANNES + FRANK JAMES Whole Lotta Love,

Brunswick East. 7:00pm. $10.00.

HRVY + THE JANOSKIANS + KAST AWAY 170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 5:00pm.

$55.73.

JON STEVENS Village Green Hotel,

Mulgrave. 8:00pm. $39.80.

PONY SATURDAYS - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS La Di Da, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. SNACK ATTACK WITH DJ 2P Elephant &

In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm.

THE LULU RAES + GOLD MEMBER + NEON QUEEN Northcote Social Club,

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS

Melbourne. 7:30pm. $62.50.

7:00pm. $40.00.

8:00pm.

Northcote. 2:00pm. $10.00.

PARIS LAWRENCE - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Co., Southbank. 8:00pm. $20.00. PEKING DUK + MORE Festival Hall, West

Wheelbarrow, Melbourne. 10:00pm. TIGERILLA Yah Yah's, Fitzroy. 2:00am.

SHAKERFAKER Catfish, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. SHANNON NOLL Max Watt's, Melbourne.

Belleville, Melbourne. 9:00pm.

XIN TRIO + SUPER JUPITER Open Studio,

LASER HIGHWAY - FEAT: DISKODISCO + MACHINE CLUB + GRYFF + TESSEL + ZEROTONINE Loop, Melbourne Cbd.

$20.00.

THE ATTENTION SEEKERS - FEAT: SWEET GOLD + FOREVER UNCLEAN + BAD BATCH + KEGGIN + BLUE ORCHID

WESTERN RING WORM + MAD MELLOW The B.east, Brunswick East.

8:00pm.

HOUSE PARTY - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS

Brunswick. 2:00pm. $33.23.

PATRIZIA & THE GROOVE Ascot Vale

THE MARK FITZGIBBON TRIO Uptown

THURTEEN + EDDIE MAC + MELO FELO + LACHLAN STUCKEY + AMIN PAYNE

HOLLYWOOD REAL THOUGHTS + CAMALAN Post Office Hotel, Coburg.

Collingwood. 7:00pm. $10.00.

MELTDOWN FESTIVAL - FEAT: GAY PARIS + CHILD + ARTERIES + THE BLACK SWAMP + MORE Spotted Mallard,

PURPLENE + FOURTEEN NIGHTS AT SEA + WORLD SICK Old Bar, Fitzroy.

Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. THE ROOKIES The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 11:00pm. THE SENEGAMBIAN JAZZ BAND Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $15.00. THE SKA VENDORS Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.

9:00pm. $40.00.

Sloth Bar, Footscray. 8:00pm. JANK FACQUES Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 11:45pm.

THE KING LOUIE COLLECTIVE + PPB LATE NIGHT DJS Prince Public Bar, St

Kilda . 8:00pm.

HEDONISTIC HEAVEN - HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS 24 Moons, Northcote.

TOTAL ARMAGEDDON + VICIOUS CIRCLES + DEPRESSION + PERDITION

TROPICAL FUCK STORM + HEXDEBT + THE SHIFTERS Howler, Brunswick. 8:00pm. VICTORIAN SOCIALISTS LAUNCH PARTY - FEAT: EASY BROWN'S TRUCKSTOP CHICKEN JAM BAND + THE INTELLECTUALS + AMOS ROACH

Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 6:00pm. WILD CITY + ANNUAL LEAF + CLASS ACTION Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8:00pm.

$8.00.

ZOË FOX & THE ROCKET CLOCKS FEAT: ZOE FOX & THE ROCKET CLOCKS

303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $12.00.

HOUSE, ELECTRO, TRANCE & CLUB NIGHTS AFRICA ARISING - FEAT: MIKE GURRIERI + DR CARL + QUAIL

Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. AMVN + MORE Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $8.00.

ARA KOUFAX + TONI YOTZI + MOOPIE + SAMARA COOPER Rubix Warehouse,

Brunswick. 9:00pm. $15.00.

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 50 YOUNG GUNS OF WINE AFTERPARTY The Emerson, South

Yarra. 10:00pm.

DOM DOLLA + MITCH BAIN + JAMES FAVA + XO STATE + MORE Prince

Bandroom, St Kilda. 10:00pm.

EVANGELINE + MORE Penny Black,

Brunswick. 8:00pm.

GIUSEPPE OTTAVIANI Trak Lounge Bar,

Toorak. 9:00pm. $45.73.

TOFF CLUB - FEAT: LORD HANS DC Toff TRANSITION - FEAT: KONKER + SOPHIE MCALISTER + NATE & BEAU + SHELLEY + MORE Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 2:00pm. WILLARIS. K Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne.

7:00pm.

ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES, FOLK ALISON FERRIER & BAND Union Hotel (brunswick), Brunswick. 9:00pm. ANNALIESE ROSE + STELLA D Old Bar, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. BEN MASTWYK Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 5:00pm. BOBBY ALU Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $23.00. CHRIS WILSON TRIO Union Hotel (brunswick), Brunswick. 5:00pm. DAMIEN LEITH + HANNAH SCHMIDLI

Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $45.00. DAVE HOLE & BAND Satellite Lounge, Mulgrave. 8:00pm. $27.00. DAVID HOLMES GANG Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick. 6:30pm. EZRA LEE TRIO Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:30pm.

GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS + MATT JOE GOW

Yarraville Club, Yarraville. 8:00pm. $27.00. HONK + BEDROOM SUCK DJS Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 5:00pm. JESS PARKER + HENRY J. SAWYER

Tramway Hotel, North Fitzroy. 3:30pm.

MARLON WILLIAMS + THE WEATHER STATION Forum Theatre, Melbourne Cbd.

8:00pm.

MARTY KELLY Drunken Poet, West

Melbourne. 3:00pm.

ROSS WILSON & THE PEACENIKS

Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm.

THE COLLINGWOOD CASANOVAS

Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm.

THE DEAD LIVERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION + THE DEAD LIVERS + VARIOUS ARTISTS Thornbury Theatre,

Thornbury. 7:00pm. $10.00.

THE FLAMING MONGRELS Rainbow

Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:30pm.

TRISTEN BIRD & BAND Oh! Jean Records,

Fitzroy. 4:00pm.

TROY WILSON The Moldy Fig, 9:00pm. WHITE LIGHTNING Drunken Poet, West

Melbourne. 9:00pm.

XAVIER DE MAISTRE Melbourne Recital

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Featured Gigs

Hanger 18 Whole Lotta Love Bar New Zealand rock band Hangar 18 are crossing The Tasman for a show at Whole Lotta Love on Saturday May 12. Special guests Newtown Story, Frank James Hayward Morey and Super Cannes are set to join and doors will open at 7.30pm. Free entry.

Sunday Funday The Bendigo Hotel Adelaide’s Perdition will be coming into The Bendigo Hotel on Sunday May 13 as part of Sunday Funday. Dead Already, K-Mart, Warriors, Stoned To Death and more brutal Aussie punk-rock acts are also set to appear when it happens from 4pm. Entry is free.

Sunday 13 May INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS ARUBA GIRLS + THE HOT SPRINGS + DEZ Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $5.00. BENNY PETERS & THE MISTREATERS

Gem Bar, Collingwood. 7:00pm.

CAT STEVENS TRIBUTE - FEAT: RON VINCENT Satellite Lounge, Mulgrave.

3:00pm. $22.00.

CRANES AGAINST CLOUDS + SHINPLASTERS + EXQUISITOR Whole

Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 3:00pm.

DAVE GRANEY AND THE MISTLY The

Croxton, Thornbury. 4:00pm. $15.00. HEINOUS HOUND Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 3:00pm. MISS JUNE Yah Yah's, Fitzroy. 2:00am. MISSY HIGGINS + GORDI Palais Theatre, St Kilda. 7:00pm. NECRO RIOT + HAUNTED STEEL + REPLACEMENT BUSSES Last Chance

Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 7:30pm. $10.00. OPEN/MIC JAM NIGHTS Musicland, Fawkner. 7:00pm.

Amaru Tribe The Evelyn Hotel Their self-titled album was nominated for Best Roots & World Music Album at the 2017 Age Music Awards, and now Amaru Tribe are gearing to play The Ev on Sunday May 13. A project helmed by Oscar Jimenez and joined by a slew of renowned South American musicans, this is bound to be a very special show. Special guests Flow Project by Senivoda and DJ Randy Castilla are also set to join when it happens from 8.30pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Twilight In Tulsa Edinburgh Castle Twilight in Tulsa is a new Melbourne group of experienced musicians with a broad repertoire that covers the old-school country style of the ‘50s and ‘60s. They’ll be doing a variety of covers and original songs at Edinburgh Castle from 5pm on Sunday May 13.

A Night Of Horror Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar are putting on a night of horror this Sunday May 13, bringing in punk band Necro Riot and haunting metal act Replacement Busses to make it all happen. Make this Sunday night one to deafen you till Friday and head to the Last Chance Bar. Set to deafen punters until next week, don’t miss this blistering night of music when it goes down from 8pm. Free entry.

Cranes Against Clouds Whole Lotta Love Cranes Against Clouds have your Sunday arvo sorted as they’re throwing a launch for their latest track ‘Thunderous Applause’ at Whole Lotta Love on Sunday May 13. They’ll be supported by New Zealand’s Shinplasters and fellow Melbourne band Exquisitor when it happens from 3pm. Entry is free.

Mundane Mondays: Secret Gig The Old Bar While there’s not a whole lot to say here about their Mundane Monday’s secret gig, we reckon it could be well worth your time to spend your Monday evening with The Old Bar given their fire record for booking some incredible gigs. Kicks off at 7.30pm and what’s more, it’s all bloody free. 38 BEAT.COM.AU

PERDITION + K-MART WARRIORS + STONED TO DEATH + THE CLINCH + DEAD ALREADY Bendigo Hotel,

Collingwood. 4:00pm.

PETER JOSEPH HEAD + HELENA PLAZZER Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 3pm. PICKET PALACE + WHICH OLD WITCH + EL TEE Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00. RED FANG + DRUNK MUMS + AUSTRALIAN KINGSWOOD FACTORY

Corner Hotel, Richmond. 7:30pm. $51.70. SI LAS CHICAS - FEAT: THANDO + EAGLEMONT + HANNAH CAMERON

Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. $15.00.

THE DANDY JONESTOWN MASSACRE + SUBURBAN PROPHETS + THE DEAD PHAROAHS + STONE MOCEAN Tote

Hotel, Collingwood. 5:00pm. $10.00.

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ALPHINGTON + SOULINI 303, Northcote.

7:00pm.

AMARU TRIBE + FLOW PROJECT BY SENIVODA + DJ RANDY CASTILLA + MORE Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.

$10.00.

BALKAN BRASS - FEAT: OPA! BATO + OPA SEKO Farouk's Olive, Thornbury.

7:30pm. $10.00.

DAY SPA - FEAT: BRIAN FANTANA + AVES VOLARE + TAHL + JESSE YOUNG + MORE Pawn & Co, South Yarra. 12:00am. DOUG DEVRIES & JEX SAARELAHT DUO The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm.

ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES, FOLK ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS - FEAT: MICHELLE GARDINER + PAIGE SPIERS + PAIGE SMITH Customs House Hotel,

Williamstown. 2:00pm. BOBBY ALU Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 7:00pm. $24.50.

COAST & OCEAN + JIMMY HARWOOD + MORE Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 2:00pm.

$10.00.

DUNCAN PHILLIPS & THE LONG STAND

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ANDREA KELLER CURATES SOLO/ DUO/TRIO The Jazzlab, Brunswick.

8:00pm. $15.00.

DUCKWRTH + KILLER HERTZ + HVNCOQ Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. SCHMILING - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS

Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 6:00pm.

THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ BELL AWARDS 2018 - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS Bird's Basement, Melbourne.

Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. ELWOOD BLUES CLUB Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 4:00pm. FENN WILSON Union Hotel (brunswick), Brunswick. 3:30pm.

7:30pm. $149.00.

6:30pm. $51.00.

LISA MILLER & SHANE O'MARA Retreat

Yarra Glen. 12:00pm.

ROOKIES TRIO Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy

GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS + MATT JOE GOW Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury.

GREG WALSH Yarra Glen Memorial Hall, HAYLEY JENSEN + ABBIE FERRIS + IAIN ARCHIBALD BAND Toff In Town,

Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $15.00.

MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATIONS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS Tramway Hotel, North

Fitzroy. 3:30pm.

PINA TUTERI & THE TEMPEST BROTHERS + CURIOSA + PINA & THE COLADAS Reverence Hotel, Footscray.

3:00pm.

QUIVERS + TIM MOORE + HANNAH BLACKBURN Tote Hotel, Collingwood.

5:00pm.

SAMMY OWEN BLUES BAND Royal

Hotel (mornington), Mornington. 3:00pm.

SERF + MORE Old Bar, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. SIME NUGENT & THE CAPES Spotted

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK BRIAN CAMPEAU 303, Northcote.

7:30pm.

Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm.

North. 8:00pm.

Tuesday 15 May JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC BEYOND THE BEEHIVE - AMY WINEHOUSE'S MUSICAL MASTERY - FEAT: CAROL WHITFIELD Butterfly

Club, Melbourne Cbd. 6:00pm. $34.00.

HEADPHONES JONES + BELLY SAVALAS + DISCO JESUS Gasometer

Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. $5.00.

LUCY GILL & JEREMY CIRONA The

Moldy Fig, 9:00pm.

Mallard, Brunswick. 4:00pm.

SARAH MACLAINE Bird's Basement,

1:00pm. $10.00.

SQUID NEBULA + BONEWOMAN + COFI Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.

SIMON PAPARO + DANIEL SHAW + LUCY’S LOCKETT Workers Club, Fitzroy. SPECTRUM + HEY GRINGO St Andrews

Hotel, St Andrews. 3:00pm.

THE BONA FIDE TRAVELLERS Drunken

Poet, West Melbourne. 6:30pm.

THE DUSTY MILLERS + SAM LEMAN + TAMARA MURPHY + JEN ANDERSON

Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 1:00pm. $18.00. THE FOUR SCOOPS Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 4:00pm. THE GLORIOUS Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 4:00pm. THE HORNETS Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:00pm. TRISTEN BIRD + HOT WINGS BAND + BILL JACKSON Workers Club, Fitzroy.

8:00pm. $10.00.

TWILIGHT IN TULSA Edinburgh Castle,

Brunswick. 5:00pm.

XAVIER DE MAISTRE Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 5:00pm. $30.00.

Melbourne. 7:30pm. $25.00. $10.00.

UNCOMFORTABLE SCIENCE - FEAT: LACHLAN MITCHELL + MORE Boney,

Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS IMAGINE DRAGONS Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm.

JUNGLE CUFFS + NIPPLE CHAFERS + FOREVER RANTER Gasometer Hotel,

Collingwood. 7:30pm. $8.00. SECRET ACTS Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. $20.00. SEPULTURA, DEATH ANGEL + SEPULTURA + DEATH ANGEL + HARLOTT 170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd.

7:30pm. $79.90.

STEEL PANTHER Forum Theatre,

GIRL POWER - FEAT: SAM LOHS + EMMA WALL + TORI DUNBAR + DJ BLABERUNNER Fox Hotel (collingwood),

INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS

Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $99.14. THE AVENUE + 1283 Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. THE LARGE NUMBER 12S Standard Hotel, Fitzroy. 7:00pm.

GROVE STREET Wesley Anne, Northcote.

CECILIA BRANDOLINI + JOE TERROR + HEAVY PENALTY Open Studio, Northcote.

ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES, FOLK

MISSY HIGGINS + GORDI Palais Theatre,

MAKE IT UP CLUB - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS + MORE Bar Open, Fitzroy.

$20.00.

Collingwood. 2:30pm.

4:00pm.

JULIARNA CLARK TRIO Transit,

Melbourne Cbd. 2:00pm.

MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL QUARTET

Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00. MORELAND CITY SOUL REVUE Union Hotel (brunswick), Brunswick. 5:00pm. NIGHTBEAT Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 5:30pm. ROWAN PATTISON QUARTET Dizzy's Jazz Club, Richmond. 1:30pm. SHIMONA & THE CAT'S PYJAMAS

Open Studio, Northcote. 2:30pm. $5.00.

THE APPALACHIAN HEAVEN STRINGBAND Open Studio, Northcote.

8:30pm. $8.00.

THE JACKSON DUO The Craft & Co

Farm, Bangholme. 2:00pm.

THE PEPPERCORN JAZZ BAND Open

Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm.

Monday 14 May

7:30pm. $8.00.

St Kilda. 7:00pm.

MONDAY BONE MACHINE - FEAT: T-REK + VARIOUS ARTISTS Boney,

8:30pm. $10.00.

MONDAY NIGHT MASS - FEAT: MAGNETIX + YIS + WASTERR + MOD VIGIL Northcote Social Club, Northcote.

East. 7:30pm.

NIEUW MONDAYS - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. $3.00. SECRET ACTS Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:00pm.

Melbourne. 8:00pm.

Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm.

8:00pm.

$20.00.

PIANO KARAOKE WITH LISA CRAWLEY Compass Pizza, Brunswick REVOLVER RETURNS - OPEN MIC NIGHT Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 6:00pm. THE PHEASANTRY Drunken Poet, West TO THE ENDS OF THE 'VERSE - OPEN MIC POETRY Open Studio, Northcote.

6:30pm. $7.00.


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