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May 16, 2018 Issue N o 1626
EVEN BAND POSTER INSIDE!
Burger Special / The Book of FÃªte / Cargo / Radnor & Lee / Iron & Wine
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PBS Radio Festival
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Buddha’s Day And Multicultural Festival The Book of Fête
Iron & Wine Radnor & Lee
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Editor’s Note With Gloria Brancatisano
The world of community radio is near and dear to my heart. It’s a pillar of our music industry – free from commercial pressures and with hosts who pack astounding musical knowledge, you won’t find programming that comes close to that of community radio elsewhere. This little lovefest takes us to the heart of our cover story – PBS’s Radio Festival. Standing as a pillar of Melbourne’s music scene for nearly 40 years, PBS has well and truly earned its place. To ensure they can continue their vital role, they need the help of people like you and I. We need to keep institutions like PBS going forever and ever. That’s not everything though. We also hear from Even’s Ashley Naylor about the band’s new album (and we’ve got a cheeky poster for you to tack up on your wall to celebrate its release), we pick out some of Melbourne’s best burger spots to warm you up from the inside, we also chat to the fabulous Iron & Wine and Radnor & Lee ahead of both their Melbourne visits. That should keep you going through at least a couple of cold evenings. I didn’t want to end things talking about the weather, but here we are.
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News 2018 Marks 23rd Year for Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival Melbourne is gearing to hold the 23rd annual Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival, going down on Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20. The event encourages people from all backgrounds to commemorate the birth of the founder of Buddhism, Sakyamuni Buddha, and will feature over 40 special events taking over Federation Square. There’ll be an Asian vegetarian food fair, cultural events spanning mindfulness presentations, tai chi classes and a traditional tea ceremony. There will also be a Dragon Boat sprint race down the Yarra River. The full program is available at buddhaday.org.au.
Legendary songwriter Bob Dylan is heading to Australia. The career-spanning set will feature tunes from countless Dylan records, including Highway 61 and Blonde on Blonde. Dylan has sold more than 100 million records globally, received 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for ‘Things Have Changed’ (Best Original Song), and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, and in 2016, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Bob Dylan will play at Margaret Court Arena on Monday August 13.
Beloved Sydney-based producer Hayden James has announced that he’ll be firing up cities across the country, when he jumps on a national tour throughout September. It comes in support of his latest pulsing single, ‘Just Friends’ featuring Boy Matthews and will act as a homecoming celebration after James spends June and July traversing the US and playing special shows in Switzerland, Romania and Denmark. Since bursting onto the scene with his electrifying single ‘Permission To Love’ in 2013, James has been on a steady climb to marking himself as one of the most adored producers in the country. He’ll bring his brand new live set to the Forum Theatre on Friday September 7.
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Announce a ripper run of shows that’ll feature a horn section Never the type of band to keep things the same, Sydney rock duo Polish Club have announced they’ll be bring a five-piece horn section along with them as they play two special shows in Melbourne and Sydney in July. The night is set to open with Polka Club playing pop covers from the likes of Bruno Mars and Beyoncé, while ARIA-winning folk-pop quartet All Our Exes Live in Texas will follow as the main support. It comes after Polish Club played packed gigs in the US in April and supported Royal Blood on their Australian tour afterwards. The Polish Club with Horns tour will roll into The Corner Hotel on Saturday July 7.
Unveil national tour dates Melbourne post-hardcore rockers Belle Haven dropped their debut album You, Me and Everything in Between less than a year ago, and have been lapping up a hefty following since. The band are now set to take the record across the country in what is to be their biggest headline tour to date and have also announced a pair of tasty supports who’ll be coming along with them. Welsh hardcore-punk outfit Casey are set to come along for the ride, as well as Brisbane-native alt-rock band Stateside. Belle Haven will bring You, Me and Everything In Between to The Evelyn Hotel on Saturday July 7, as well as an all-ages show at Wrangler Studios on Sunday July 8.
Hiatus Kaiyote, The Aints!, Cable Ties and More Headline Community Cup Lineup
Since 1993, the Reclink Community Cup has been an adored community event combining music and footy and raising funds for Reclink Australia’s work delivering sport, recreation and arts programs for the community’s most disadvantaged members across the country. And this year, the famed footy match between the Rockdogs and the Megahertz will feature alongside performances from musical legends including The Aints!, Cable Ties, The Cartridge Family, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kutcha Edwards and Rudely Interrupted both pre- and post-match, ensuring that this is the Cup’s biggest year yet. The 2018 Reclink Community Cup kicks off at Victoria Park, Abbotsford on Sunday June 24 with full event details available via events website.
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One of the UK’s most loved pop-punk exports, Neck Deep, are set to head to Australia late in 2018 to play a run of headline capital city shows. It’ll be the band’s second appearance Down Under for the year, following their slot at Download Festival, as well as their support gig with Good Charlotte on their Australian tour in March. Neck Deep are set to bring with them their most recent record, The Peace & The Panic, which dropped in August last year and debuted at #8 on the ARIA Album Charts, while joining them as support comes locals Stand Atlantic, Between You And Me and Stateside. Neck Deep will play 170 Russell on Tuesday December 4.
BIGSOUND Announce first speaker for 2018 With BIGSOUND just around the corner, the country’s largestmusic industry festival has locked in their first speaker – none other than Dave Grohl’s mum, Virginia Grohl. Grohl’s book From Cradle to Stage interviews the mothers of Michael Stipe, Adam Levine, Amy Winehouse, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and Dr Dre, looking at how these women encouraged and nurtured future industry leaders and how they dealt with the dangers, excitements, joys and milestones in their children’s lives. BIGSOUND will feature a host of forums and keynotes unpacking of important industry issues. It goes down from Tuesday September 4 – Friday September 7, Brisbane.
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Unveiled as the first act for Melbourne Festival 2018 Nils Frahm has been unveiled as the first act for the 2018 Melbourne Festival – which kicks off in October this year – in what will be the first live performance from the visionary Berlinbased composer and pianist since 2015. Armed with his new album All Melody – a 12-track musical journey that ranges from angelic choruses to synthesizer riffs – Frahm’s appearance at Hamer Hall, Friday October 12 is gearing up to be nothing short of absolutely spectacular. Stay tuned for the full Melbourne Festival 2018 program, which is set to be announced on Wednesday July 25.
Announce 2018 Australian album tour Melbourne locals High Tension are set to celebrate the release of their brutal new album Purge with a six-top run around the country kicking off next month. The tour begins with a performance at Hobart’s famed Dark Mofo event, before the four-piece kick on to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide’s A Day Of Clarity festival. Purge has been touted as a fierce piece of work, filled with sounds of frustration and fear, marking the band’s biggest statement yet. It’s set to make for a blistering live show, which will burst into The Tote on Saturday July 7.
Radnor & Lee Lock In a Special Guest for Their Debut Aus Shows How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor and adored Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee are the acoustic folk duo known as Radnor & Lee. The duo released their self-titled debut album last year and are now bringing a superb run of shows to Australia. The pair have also confirmed that award-winning Australian singersongwriter Sally Seltmann is set to be joining them on the tour. Seltmann is also a member of Seeker Lover Keeper, alongside Sarah Blasko and Holly Throsby, who have together released much loved singles ‘Even Though I’m a Woman’ and ‘Light All My Lights’. Seltmann comes as a brilliant addition to the Radnor & Lee tour, which kicks off on Saturday May 19 at the Athenaeum Theatre.
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Strawberry Fields – the annual celebration of art, music and the wild outdoors – has announced their Low Income Ticket program will return. Its 2017 launch proved to be a roaring success, with applications flooding in from the moment it was announced. The program allows up to 500 ticket holders to pay just $165+bf instead of the standard $280$330 price. Applications for this year’s low income program are now open and close on Friday June 15, with successful applicants notified in July. Strawberry Fields goes down from Friday November 16 until Sunday November 18 in Tocumwal, NSW.
For an easy $12, punters will be treated to mystery band lineup s spanning Hachiku, Courtney Barnett, The Finks, Jade Imagine, Evelyn Ida Morris, East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Jen Cloher and more. Which night they’ll be playing is anyone’s guess, so your best bet is to head down to all of them. As an added bonus, if you get down early from 4-7 pm you’ll score all the blessings that come with happy hour. Meanwhile, the soup kitchen will be open from 6.30pm. Milk! Records June residency at the Coburg RSL will be going down on Wednesday June 13, June 20 and June 27 and you can find tickets via Milk’s website.
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A fundraiser for George Telek is going down in Melbourne Last month, legendary Papua New Guinean musician George Telek was diagnosed with an aggressive mouth cancer requiring immediate and expensive surgery, promptintg a benefit concert to raise funds to get it happening. There’ll be a huge lineup of bands helping out the cause, notably including the rare reformation of award-winning act Not Drowning, Waving, as well as Taipan Tiger Girls, Underground Lovers, and more. The George Telek benefit concert will take place on Saturday June 9 at Memo Music Hall. More details and tickets via Trybooking.
One Electric Day Returns with biggest line up yet Celebrating its sixth annual event in 2018, One Electric Day has returned with one of the biggest lineups to date. Headlined by Aussie rock icon Jimmy Barnes, the event will also feature the likes of The Angels, Ian Moss, Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton and Thirsty Merc. The holy grail of Aussie rock will take over Werribee Park on Sunday November 25. Phone your dad and get your voices ready – there is sure to be singalongs galore.
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Melbourne Festival Returns for 2018
Get your calendar out, because Melbourne Festival is back for 2018. If last year’s impeccable program is anything to go by, we’re in for another feast of mesmersing arts, culture and performance. Spearheading the program is the freshly announced Nils Frahm, who’ll play Hamer Hall on Friday October 12. Melbourne Festival runs from Wednesday October 3 - Sunday October 21.
St Kilda Film Festival
The St Kilda Film Festival will showcase a huge range of films across ten days for its 35th instalment. Australia’s longest running publically-owned film festival showcases the very best of short films, screening the Top 100 short film entries each year from across Australia. Music videos are also repped again with the return of the SoundKILDA Music Video Competiton, as well as an International Program, special screenings and more. The St Kilda Film Festival runs from Thursday May 17 - Saturday May 26. Head to the website for the full program.
Exploring the refugee experience How is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience? In this cross-disciplinary exhibition, artist and award-winning poet Elyas Alavi documents his experiences through personal, playful and mythological lenses. Catch it until Saturday June 30 at Chapter House Lane as part of Next Wave Festival.
The Yellow Birds
The critically-acclaimed film arrives in Melbourne Based on the acclaimed novel by American poet and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers, this drama follows two young soldiers (Alden Ehrenreich and Tye Sheridan) who face the terrors of the Iraq War; co-starring Toni Collette. Catch it at as part of the American Essentials Film Festival at Kino Cinema on Thursday May 17.
Westside Comedy The Creators Lounge, Footscray is coming alive every Tuesday night with food and drink specials capped off alongside a huge lineup of quality comedians. Free entry and $5 tinnies – what more could you want?
The Naked Self Sharing stories and secrets with strangers The Naked Self invites participants to listen to audio portraits of strangers who reveal stories and secrets about their bodies. Participants also have the opportunity to step into a private booth, undress, and be a part of the growing archive – and view themselves from a totally different perspective. The Naked Self runs at Arts House from Friday June 8 to Sunday June 17.
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I Turn Automatic (Independent)
This song could be a humorous look at romantic mishaps, or it could be a psychological inquiry into the degree to which we control our thoughts and feelings. On the surface it’s a straightforward, albeit very catchy, indie-rock song, not far from the worlds of Guided By Voices and the Mountain Goats. Among many self-analysing witticisms, the standout line comes in the song’s final stages. “I’ve heard that life’s supposed to be hard / How else can we tell if we deserve to be who we are.” Find it on the Egg’s new LP, Cosmos.
Fuckin ‘N’ Rollin (Makeout Records/Caroline) Sydney’s best kept secret are back with a breezy indie-pop number centred around three interlinked chord sequences and a groove that just screams of the weekend. There’s not much in the way of complexity, but that doesn’t prevent the ‘Fern from making genre allusions to new jack swing and space rock, as well as offering us a singalong bridge (which contains the title phrase).
Gladly (Domino) The first single from Tirzah’s debut LP suggests it’ll be one of the year’s top alt-R&B releases. Led by a circulating chord progression played on a woozy keyboard and a lethargic kickand-snare pattern, ‘Gladly’ speaks of life-saving love without sounding the least bit hackneyed. The verses feature rap-like vocal phrasing with Tirzah unafraid to let her native Essex accent show. The beat mightn’t pick up pace, but ‘Gladly’ gradually lulls you into an understanding of the singer’s devotional gaze.
Four Out of Five (Domino) The most immediate song on the Monkeys’ curious new LP, ‘Four Out of Five’ begins with a spikey guitar riff vaguely redolent of the band’s early work. But here it’s surrounded by baroque-pop furnishings, while Alex Turner croons like he’s vying for a spot in the Walker Brothers. Vocal harmonies enter in the chorus, speaking of moon-based gentrification and a rooftop taqueria that’s received four stars out of five. “And that’s unheard of,” snipes Turner, enjoying his fantasy while also taking a jab at the Yelp generation.
Sarah Mary Chadwick
Sugar Still Melts In The Rain As far as music goes, you’d be hard beat finding someone that can manage to both crush you and make you feel whole the way that Sarah Mary Chadwick does.
Chadwick’s songs are simple in their arrangement but hold an enormous emotional weight carried by the power and pain heard in her vocal delivery. While opening track ‘Flow Over Me’ has Chadwick expressing her desire to feel a spectrum of emotions, following track ‘It’s Never Ok’ reflects on having to suppress deepseated feelings of unhappiness and unease. The latter has something of an unforgettably bleak chorus, with the lyric “Tie myself to a lover / Who can’t tell I’m even alive” hitting the hardest. Chadwick’s staple keyboard is given new life alongside a band accompaniment, with previous albums consisting of only her voice and keys. Difficult topics are approached by Chadwick with an almost casual air; depression permeates a great deal of the lyrics but there’s still something uplifting despite significant sorrow. So great is Chadwick’s awareness that she isn’t afraid to face uncomfortable truths, as is the case on ‘Waiting on a Season’, when she reconciles with the terrifying thought that perhaps love from someone else isn’t enough. The album’s title track has Chadwick pushing her voice as far as it can go, and serves as the album’s most outwardly positive song. ‘Felt My Heart’ kicks into gear when the drums come crashing into the mix, ultimately enhancing the song’s tension and taking Chadwick’s well-honed sound to new heights. ‘Become Foam’ is Chadwick at her most defeated – the underlying agony within her apathy likely to hit a nerve even in the most hardened listeners. Album closer ‘Lost Overwhelmed and Unsafe’ pairs visceral lyrics with Chadwick’s commanding vocal to great effect. The final lyric we’re left with is Chadwick stating “At least it’s still red when I bleed”, proof that she’s still alive despite it all. Chadwick’s music ultimately has a remarkable resilience – where there are plenty of battles to face, there’s still a strong sense that things will in fact get better. There’s always hope to hold on to. BY HOLLY PEREIRA
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“Good afternoon, the time is 4.30pm, Friday the 21st of December, and this is 3PBS FM commencing regular transmissions on 107.7 megahertz.” With this announcement broadcast from their studios in the Prince Of Wales Hotel in 1979, presenter John Roberts marked the birth of a Melbourne institution. “It must be stressed at the outset that we aim to reverse the accepted conventional wisdom that radio is beyond the reach of the masses – you or I – and that listeners don’t rate nor can individuals have influence on programming policy,” continued Roberts. “PBS offers you the opportunity to become involved in its various working groups, and in short, to be part of our history.” 38 years later, the impact of that opening statement and its intent can still be seen, heard and felt. Not just through the airwaves but in the various events, publications and projects that are propelled by the many “enthusiastic amateurs”, as Roberts described them, that keep the station running. “Every announcer makes sure they are at the forefront of the scene they are apart of,” says PBSFM’s Smoke and Mirrors presenter CC:Disco. “It’s the only station that goes from disco to metal on a Friday night and no one complains.” The fact that very few of the people involved in the station actually get paid means there is no shortage of passion from the announcers who tirelessly dedicate their time to imparting their knowledge in their area of expertise. “The depths that each announcer delves into their specific genres are very special,” notes Black Wax’s Adam Rudegeair. “You might see a newspaper article about jazz when there’s a major festival happening, and it probably has a headline like ‘All that Jazz’ or ‘Life is a Cabaret!’ They really fail to acknowledge that a broad term like ‘jazz’ or ‘soul’ could encompass anything from D’Angelo to Dinah Washington, or Henry Manetta to Hiatus Kaiyote.” While the station has undergone some changes since ’79, including frequency and physical location, 22 BEAT.COM.AU
the mission statement laid down in that initial broadcast “to provide primarily music broadcasts of a high quality and progressive nature encouraging musical education and innovative presentation” remains the same. The diversity of voices championed by the station is a direct reflection of the local artistic communities chiefly because, not only are the presenters and producers active within those scenes, but the entire enterprise is funded directly by its listeners. “PBS is a lot bigger than just playing music and having others listen – there is the opportunity for dialogue between like-minded people,” says Opalakia’s Adriana. “The exchange of knowledge, stories, culture and ideas are the foundation blocks of our station.” As has been proven time and again whenever new surveys or statistics are published, Melbourne is one hell of a music city, but its cultural heart would not thrive nearly as much as it does without the almost 80 dedicated programs that populate PBS’ guide. Unlike commercial radio stations, it’s miraculous that this is all done without the benefit of external funding. “The Liberal government cut a further $84M from the ABC in the recent federal budget but somehow found nearly $50M for a Captain Cook memorial,” says Riddem Yard’s Rick Howe. “We can’t trust our current government to support independent media, so it’s up to us to get behind listener-funded stations like PBS that nurture the arts scene and represent the community.” All the announcers seem to agree on the same point that – unlike many forms of traditional media – community radio serves as a two-way
conversation, including its listeners as part of the ongoing dialogue, whether it be on a specific topic or about the direction of the station in general. “Community radio is integral to the cultural vitality of a place and its people. It’s a symbiotic relationship,” says Homebrew’s Maddy and Patty. “Without that people-power, passion and activism, community radio would not survive. And without community radio, musicians cannot flourish, venues cannot grow and develop, the benefits of music participation as punters cannot flower.” In order to ensure that enough listeners subscribe to keep the station running every year, PBS hosts a Radio Festival, during which the announcers dedicate their shows to the cause of drumming up support. “One highlight was playing Enya on repeat until 20 people signed up,” recalls CC:Disco. “I was sweating bullets at the time, but I held out and it worked – only got to repeat it once. It blows me away how much passion the listeners have, and it makes it so much more special to be a part of that.” Through broadcasting ideas and voices that would never receive the same platform in today’s mainstream media, PBS FM is a reflection of the communities it represents and remains a vital part of Melbourne’s identity and culture, long may it live. BY ALEX WATTS
“Community radio is integral to the cultural vitality of a place and its people. It’s a symbiotic relationship.”
PBS’ 2018 Radio Festival is running until Sunday May 27. You can read more about the station’s different levels of membership and sign up via pbsfm.org.au.
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Continuing this month’s listicle series of top instrumentalists in punk rock bands, we’ve come to the one most likely to spark some disagreement. While punk rock drumming often keeps things stripped back and simple, the pace and precision required to perform consistently at fast and aggressive tempos is crucial. In addition to the many crossover styles and external influences constantly emerging in punk rock, some of the most renowned drummers ever come from the realm of punk. BILL STEVENSON
(DESCENDENTS/ALL/ BLACK FLAG)
Known primarily for being the founder and primary songwriter of pop-punk grandfathers, Descendents, and their off-shoot, ALL, the Southern California powerhouse also had a several-album stint in Black Flag. Stevenson is known for his fast-fills and surf-influenced rhythms in the more poppy sounds of Descendents/ALL, but also a darker, more jazz influenced side initially developed in Black Flag (particularly the band’s 1985 Process of Weeding Out EP). To this day, the influence of Stevenson’s style and songwriting continues to grow. BRENDAN CANTY
(FUGAZI/RITES OF SPRING)
During his 15-year stint in the iconic Fugazi, Canty’s drumming and songwriting revolutionised punk rock and spawned countless new bands in the freshly developing post-hardcore sound of the ‘80s and ‘90s. While based in traditional rock drumming styles, Canty’s adept use of dynamics and groove (particularly when locked in with Fugazi bassist Joe Lally) mark him as one of the most definitive punk drummers of the era. He’s also the only drummer I’ve seen to have a bell from a ship as part of his drum kit. EARL HUDSON (BAD BRAINS)
Initially beginning with the seminal Bad Brains as a jazz-fusion drummer, the advent of hardcore punk transformed the band overnight. With the Bad Brains leading the breakneck speeds of early American hardcore, essentially all modern hardcore drumming can be traced back to the speed and power of Earl Hudson’s early work in the band. While Hudson continued to flaunt his extraordinary skill in the band’s expansive other work in reggae and metal, his crucial role in the development of hardcore drumming is second to none.
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The boundaries between spoken word and rap have been blurred by a new generation of poets. Artists such as Mick Jenkins, Chance the Rapper and Smino are skilled lyricists with strong connections to spoken word and poetry. A little closer to home is Nardean, an ethereal spoken word singer from Sydney. The charismatic poet stunned audiences with her single ‘Nothing Matters’ when it was released earlier this year, and she recently dropped her debut EP Creatress. Adding a feminine touch to the hip hop genre, the ten-track EP oozes chill and cosmic vibes, reminiscent of Noname and Jhene Aiko. Beautifully intricate lyrics float across mellow beats, and Nardean’s honeyed vocals and hopscotch flow echo throughout the intimate EP. Her soulful single ‘Adamantium’ features the otherworldly Alphamama (If you love Willow Smith or Solange give Alphamama’s Truth, Trips and Revelations a whirl). Filled with cameos by powerful women including Georgia and indie artist Alice Night, Creatress is an incredible spiritual journey melding neo-soul, hip hop and spoken word, resulting in a vivid, thought-provoking project.
Okay Beat readers, I’m tackling quite a large question this week and I’m pretty pleased to be writing about it. Reason being that my recommendations aren’t so conventional. ‘Where can I find Melbourne’s best burgers?’ is the question, and here’s what I have to say.
South African born, Australian-raised emcee KG challenges stereotypes and tackles taboos with politicallycharged raps. Standing up for social justice, the artist has performed alongside Lupe Fiasco and Ice Cube, as well as Bone Thugs n Harmony, and has over 500 live shows under his belt. KG has cemented himself as a respected voice in the hip hop world and his latest anthem ‘Black Boy’ comments on what life can be like for a person of colour. His commentary encourages disadvantaged youth to overcome discrimination and obliterate false stereotypes, with references to the Apex gang hysteria that recently swept through Melbourne. The captivating track paves the way for his upcoming EP, which is bound to spark conversations and light a fire in the minds of young Australians. Catch KG when he heads to The Penny Black on Saturday June 2.
The Marquis of Lorne, in my opinion, serve up the tastiest pub menu in Melbourne. On Friday and Saturday nights, I can’t deny that they’re super busy. However, that’s all the reason to enjoy a quite night there during the week. For the first 30 or so times I dined there, I’d almost always order the rockling burger. It’s hands-down the finest fish burger in Melbourne. It’s a pretty simple affair – like most of life’s beauties – lightly fried rockling fish sits between a brioche bun with cos lettuce, fresh chilli, lemon and shallots. Served with the Marquis of Lorne’s famous fries, expect crunch, but with soft and fluffy elements too. I’ve never really been sure how they do it. Oh, and lathering their chilli sauce all over is a must.
Joining the already established Sleater-Kinney on their 1997 breakout hit Dig Me Out, Weiss’ drumming immediately took the band’s sound to a whole new level. One of the most precise and hardest-hitting drummers in modern punk and rock, Weiss’ classic rock style provided a solid backbone to the post-punk guitar and vocal styles of the band. Her work on 2005’s The Woods is one of the most powerful and strong drum performances I’ve heard.
Australia’s first accredited Hip Hop Diploma is designed for up-and-coming artists who want to produce, manage and develop their career. Emerging rappers are flocking to Box Hill Institute to be taught by some of the most influential creators in Australian hip hop. In conjunction with the course, Sensible Antixx is proud to announce N’fa Jones, MANTRA and Charlie Threads will take to the stage at Anything Rhythm Sunday. Don’t miss out on the free event at Howler on Sunday May 20.
Have you ever heard of a Uruguayan sandwich? I didn’t think so. It’s made up of scotch-filled steak, mozzarella cheese, bacon, ham, egg, mayo, salad, dill pickles and olive mayo. Now you can’t tell me you’ve tried that before in Melbourne. And I promise once you do try it, you’ll drag you’re entire group here – band, friends or in my case, the entire Beat office. So, where can you find them? There’s really only one place in Melbourne, and you might have to chase them, as they’re on wheels. El Chivi is their name, and they’re the first and only Uruguayan steak sandwich ‘Chivito’ food van, representing an often-unknown part of South America. They offer a variety of Uruguayan sandwiches, like the El Presidente which uses roasted capsicums, and the El Vegan which works with Chimichurri, hummus and falafels. No matter what variety you choose, the flavours of Uruguay will definitely not go unnoticed. Follow their Facebook page to find where they’ll stop next. BEAT.COM.AU 23
Benny Burger What have Benny Burger been up to? Since June 2017 we have been revolutionising the Australian burger market by sourcing sustainable, ethical and locally sourced ingredients to create an ethical burger offering that didn’t previously exist. Where we couldn’t find the right ingredients that could stand up to this, we made them, such as is the case of our award-winning cheese. What is your most popular burger at the moment? The Mr Burns is a regular favourite, priced at only $8.90, it’s a sure-fire hit with young families and uni students alike. What burger do you wish people would order more? The Sausage Roll burger is our take on the iconic Sausage Roll that has been a classic in Australian culture for generations. The secret to a good burger is? The two crucial ingredients in a burger is the bun and the patty, and they both need to be perfect. The meat patty – the prime cuts that go into it and the fat ratio creates a juicy texture and flavoursome burger. As our burgers are 100% Blackmore Wagyu, we cook our burgers medium as it maintains the integrity of the patty. Our buns are made with organic flour and milk created in our bakery at Burnham Beeches fresh daily, hand shaped, and we never charge for gluten free. Could you share some exciting news Benny Burger would like to make known? Our cheese is palm oil free, made with organic milk from Shultz Dairy in Timboon, and is award-winning, taking out the award for Best Australian Cheddar at the 2017 International Cheese Awards. Benny Burger was born when... Our Creative Director, Shannon Bennett, couldn’t find a burger in the market that he would be proud of feeding to his kids. Where does Benny Burger turn to for inspiration? Benny takes inspiration from classic Australian dishes that need to be better, for not only us, but also for the environment. What’s a Benny Burger moment you will always cherish? Setting up our beef patty production onsite meant we could have full control of the freshness, consistency and quality of product we are delivering, making the main star of our burger unbeatable. If you could match a tune to Benny Burger what would it be? ‘Cheeseburger In Paradise’ by Jimmy Buffet. What is Benny Burger most proud of? Creating a burger that uses sustainable and ethical products and supports local and farm friendly processes. We’re happy to have created a burger that is not only delicious to eat but is better for the environment and for your waistline too. You can find Benny Burger in the city at 340 Little Collins Street and 401 St Kilda Road, as well as in Richmond at 95 Swan Street. Head to their website for more details on their menu and store opening times. BENNYBURGER.COM.AU
Sliders On Tyres
Tell us about Sliders On Tyres. Sliders On Tyres was founded by local Melbourne chef and entrepreneur, Owen Scungio. Inspired by the simplicity and casual approach to dining from the street food movement in the US, Scungio set out to bring a taste of it to Melbourne. When was Sliders On Tyres born? When the Gods spoke to us through a Big Mac burger. They said, “You must give the people real burgers the way a burger should be cooked in its purist form,” and they also mentioned they must be half the size of a normal burger (slider size). Where does Sliders On Tyres turn to for inspiration? As a team we like to bounce new and different ideas off each other and come up with something special. We all love comfort food at Sliders On Tyres and we love cheese. We’ll buy a good amount of cheese and stare at it and the inspiration starts flowing from there. What makes the perfect burger? We believe that simplicity is the best philosophy, but there’s a massive catch to that. If you are only going to have a few ingredients in a burger you need to make sure every one of them is respected, cooked perfectly, and super fresh. What’s the most ordered burger? By far it’s our Super Cheesy Cheeseburger. In summertime we can go through anywhere between 1000 to 2000 per week, and many of our customers will double it up with an extra patty and take it into Beast Mode.
What have The Fox been up to? We’ve been maintaining our old school charms. Our pub is designed to make everyone feel right at home regardless of where you’re from. Our kitchen is open every night of the week and we always welcome group bookings. What’s your most popular burger? That’s an easy tie between our beef burger and our mushroom (for the vegos and vegans). But I‘d say the mushroom burger because no one does one like us. What burger do you wish people would order more? The special burgers we put out weekly that play with old favourites and try out new meaty or veg creations. What’s the secret to a good burger? Good fresh produce fresh of the grill, stacked with extra homemade sauces and relishes, lots of cheese – or vegan cheese if that’s your thing – too. Any exciting news The Fox would like to tell Beat readers? Curry night will be back for the coming cold winter Wednesday nights. Also, our vegetarian menu can be made vegan and we use all locally sourced produce and free range when available.
Sliders On Tyres’ full menu alongside their catering and booking options are available via
The Fox Hotel is located at 351 Wellington Street, Collingwood and they’re open every day.
Head to their website for more details on what they do.
Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival 2018 Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival will be bringing dragon boat racing to the Yarra River, along with messages of ethical eating and the art of connection. Held in Federation Square for many years now, the open and free festival celebrates the birth of Buddha with an array of events and experiences on offer. Spokesperson Katie Yang explains the two sides of the organisation behind the whole affair. “Fo Guang Shan is the organisation name for all the monastics, and Buddha’s Light International Association of Victoria (BLIA Vic) is the organisation for lay Buddhists such as myself. Our goals are to promote humanistic wisdom in the community. BLIA also do volunteering work in the community, such as Clean Up Australia Day and tree planting.” Fo Guang Shan is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world and has quite a few temples in Australia, including three in Victoria. “There are hundreds of branches of our organisation across the world, including America and Europe, many places in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It all really began in Taiwan with our founder Master Hsing Yun,” Yang explains. Similar festivals by BLIA are held elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand with an eye to celebrate Buddhist values but also to embrace multiculturalism. “First and foremost, Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival is a celebration
of Buddha’s birthday. We want to share values of Buddhism such as respect, compassion and understanding, which are very relevant in Australian community and society,” Yang says. “We just want to promote that and share the story of the Buddha, and at the same time with the multicultural festival we want to create an event that can celebrate and embrace all the cultures so that it’s very inclusive.” The annual festival is structured around a theme. This year’s theme is timely for what’s going on in the world, as Yang explains. “We usually have a theme which lasts for a couple of years, and this year’s theme is openness and consensus, which we think is quite relevant to our community. Basically, it’s just about being open, facilitating dialogue around certain issues, and coming to understand each other about our differences and similarities.” The festival will bring an incredible vegetarian food fair and will align itself with the Be Kind Be Vego ethical eating initiative. Some high profile Melbourne chefs will be leading the vegetarian charge. “There will be a huge variety of food that will be reminiscent of street foods in Asia. We will also have a guest Mexican stall just to make it a bit more multicultural,” laughs Yang.
“On top of that, we will have vegetarian cooking demonstrations. It’s called “Vegi-licious” and we’ve invited chefs from various restaurants and institutions to come and do demonstrations on how you can make really delicious vegetarian food at home. That’s a very popular event every year, and we will have sessions throughout the day on both days.” For the first time in the 23 years of Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival, dragon boat racing will be held along the Yarra River. “It’s very exciting,” Yang says. “It’s a collaboration with Dragon Boat Victoria, and it’s the first time we’ve done that. On Sunday there will be a regatta on the Yarra River. It will be very exciting, there will be dragon boats racing and when they finish they’ll come up and we’ll have a medal ceremony.” Also on the list of activities is guided Buddhist Ch’an Meditation. “There are quite a few events that are mediation centred. There will be guided meditation at Deakin Edge and that’s your traditional seated meditation. Venerable Jue Fang will be guiding participants through that, through all the techniques and discussing and exploring the benefits of meditation on our everyday life.”
Founded in 1986, the roots of MWF lay in sharing knowledge for readers and writers alike, though this year the festival has added something everyone can get excited about with The Book of Fête series. The Book of Fête is a collection of monthly events hosted in partnership with local art collective and theatre-makers, The Boon Companions, which will take place in the lead up to the festival, which kicks off in August. Each event hones in on a unique theme. They each take place at different locations and boast a smorgasbord of special guests – not limited to those within the realms of the literary world. The series comes as part of MWF’s new Artistic Director, Marieke Hardy’s mission to breathe new life into the beloved festival. Under her creative direction, The Melbourne Writers Festival will be more immersive than it’s been in previous years, something The Book of Fête will attest to in spades, and Hardy hopes to introduce more creative, unconventional, and interactive ways of exploring ideas and stories. “The Book of Fête is a series of theatrical literary events designed to give our audiences a taste of what’s to come at this year’s MWF,” Hardy says. “I’m trying to bring a playful party element to it. There’s going to be a lot more music, performance, theatre – exploring the different ways words can connect us.”
Although, essentially, the festival is a celebration of words, sometimes silence can say more than even the most eloquent of sentences, which is a theme that will be explored through the fourth instalment of The Book of Fête series: Chapter Four. Hosted at the State Library of Victoria, Chapter Four will see attendees taking a vow of silence upon entry; swapping chit-chat for an evening spent exploring non-verbal communication and getting in touch with their other senses through live music and art. “Chapter Four is being held at the State Library of Victoria, where you can experience iconic spaces like the Dome and the Courtyard while partying along to live music from three amazing bands – in total silence,” Hardy says. “We’re asking audiences to leave their voices at the door, then drink, dance and practice the art of non-verbal communication.” The bands in question showcase a diverse mix of genres to ignite the senses, with disco sextet Sugar Fed Leopards bringing the party vibes, mini orchestra Tek Tek Ensemble delivering an eccentric display of musical dexterity and Toga Rock introducing some gutsy groove into the evening. Through taking the vow of silence, it’s hoped that the audience will truly experience the music, both through engaging with the performances and responding to the music without the use of words or sound.
The 23rd Annual Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival goes down on May 19 and May 20 at Federation Square. For more info, head to buddhaday.org.au
BY I. C. T. MESSENGER
Melbourne Writers Festival – Book of Fête: Chapter Four The annual Melbourne Writers Festival is a celebration of the art of literature, with some of the world’s greatest wordsmiths and thinkers hosting discussions and shedding light on their craft.
“We want to share values of Buddhism such as respect, compassion and understanding, which are very relevant in Australian community and society.”
In addition to these three live performances, Chapter Four will also host another musician renowned for her vocal talent, Kate Miller-Heidke – though the evening won’t see her pipes at play. Miller-Heidke will be participating in a still-life drawing workshop in which she will adhere to the no speaking rule by playing the silent statue as attendees pick up their pencils. The aim of this string of events is to demonstrate the power of words, writing and communication in each and every form, not only to showcase the many ways in which words bring colour and meaning into our lives, but to encourage those who may not usually be enticed to partake in Melbourne Writers Festival to come along and experience the festival offerings for themselves. Chapter Four is the latest taste of The Book of Fête series, which promises to be full of inventive and immersive activities whose enjoyment is not restricted to diehard word-lovers. The series exhibits Hardy’s creative input into the festival as its new Artistic Director, providing a promising glimpse of the festival’s future. “I wouldn’t know how to make a conventional writers festival even if I was forced to go to university and get a degree in Conventional Artistic Direction for Literary Festivals,” she says. “So I guess I’ll stick to what I know, and create left-of-centre experiential artistic events.”
“I’m trying to bring a playful party element to it. There’s going to be a lot more music, performance, theatre – exploring the different ways words can connect us.” Book of Fête: Chapter Four will take place at the State Library of Victoria on Friday May 25, produced by Melbourne Writers Festival. Tickets are available via bit.ly/book-offete.
BY KATE STREADER
For Melbourne indie-rock heroes Even, seven appears to be their number. Releasing their seventh studio album Satin Returns, seven years after its forebear In Another Time (described as Even’s “finest hour”), singer and guitarist Ashley Naylor is a menagerie of feelings and thoughts – nerves, anticipation, pensiveness. In writing the new album, Even looked at themselves and their work in a way they haven’t before in their 25-year career – resulting in a very introspective and personal discussion with the frontman. “It’s worth mentioning actually, it’s a rare, not rare, nice thing, that it’s still the three of us making music,” Naylor says. “I’m always nervous about releasing music but at the same time, it’s a compulsion, it’s something I have to do to create balance in my mind. I think we have a collective internal quality of control, whereby we don’t release anything that doesn’t sit alongside everything else we’ve done.” Satin Returns sounds like Oasis have made friends with The Beach Boys. Such compliments about Even’s latest sound are met with a floored humility from Naylor. “I sometimes say it’s like Led Zeppelin meets Abba or Ramones meets The Beatles – I don’t know, I never know how to categorise our music, I just want to write good songs.” Since January of 2014, Satin Returns has slowly come together. They say when you put in the hard miles, the work pays off, and, for Even, the proof is in the pudding. Writing this album was a process that couldn’t be rushed, for reasons Naylor prefers not to get too heavy about. “On a musical level, the songs were recorded primarily as instrumental tracks,” he says. “I added my melodies and vocals later and some of that process took longer than I would have liked. My quest is to make it sound effortless but at the same time, a lot of effort goes into making it sound that way. “Also, without putting too fine a point on it,” Naylor pauses, releasing a weighted sigh. “The three of us, we’re all grown adults now and we’ve experienced a lot of upheaval in our personal lives with a lot of people near and dear to us departing this world. Those kind of life events, in my world, take precedence over creating new music. Dealing
with that takes priority. The way I look at the world, my creative energy comes after that.” Naylor is evidently troubled by his experiences with the natural course of life, and understandably so. It’s not an area one wishes to probe. Naylor has been a musician since he was 17 years old and the one constant he’s had in getting over such hurdles is performing in this holy trinity of indie-rock – writing new music with his band helped the singer move forward. “Every day it does,” Naylor says. “I hope I can speak on behalf of the band, because we have managed to keep making music together in the face of life changes, but I’m really proud of the fact we have finished the album. Music is an especially healing force. Every time I put on a guitar it’s part of what gives me some balance, some direction in the world.” Playing the game since 1987, Even have longevity and inspiration. For Naylor, each album is a marker in his life, his music developing as he’s grown up. “I’m on a quest, I suppose. I often downplay my philosophical urges, but I think every time I put lyrics to music, I feel like I’m trying to counsel myself. “I feel like I’m trying to either elevate myself into a higher state of being or console myself in a time of darkness. Musically, I tend to gravitate to upbeat, joyous music, because I think music is a great source of joy – I don’t feel compelled to explore darkness on a musical level, sometimes lyrically I can acknowledge it, but I think I’m just trying to achieve some kind of musical enlightenment by simplifying the process and trying to make things sound effortless,” he says. Naylor gives the impression that for him,
writing music comes as naturally as walking. “I think I’ve learnt by osmosis, working with other acts, I feel like I’m an apprentice, even though I’m a middleaged man. I feel like I’m learning the trade every night I get on the stage. I want it to be natural, it does feel natural, but I keep saying to people who don’t work in the industry, it’s like an apprenticeship you’ll never get a certificate for. I’m trying to work harder at making it better.” Even have set the bar very high for themselves and after all these years, it’s as if Naylor is still trying to attain great heights. Again, he’s looking for the words to describe the sentiments he otherwise projects so easily through music. “To make albums you hope are good, you keep making them because you want to make a better one. If your vision is clear then yeah, I guess history has set the bar. “Whatever albums are considered the greatest of all time, [you] invariably stack your albums up with those and think ‘How can I possibly make anything that great?’ I think the goal is to make it as great as you can make it within the realms of your creativity and talent.” BY ANNA ROSE
“I feel like I’m an apprentice, even though I’m a middleaged man. I feel like I’m learning the trade every night I get on the stage.”
Even’s latest record, Satin Returns is out now via Believe Music. The trio will launch the record with an intimate show at the Richmond Theatrette on Wednesday May 16.
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The Rebirth of Australia’s Undead By Joshua Martin
We like to think of our survival skills as an innate compartment of our minds, locked away to serve us well come society’s collapse. Cargo, an Australian post-apocalyptic zombie flick starring Martin Freeman and set in the arid Flinders Ranges, examines a world where urban society dies and Indigenous Australians survive. Debut feature filmmakers Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling developed Cargo from a seven minute short which went viral in 2013. It charmed audiences with an endearing presentation of a father’s undying will to protect his baby daughter from his zombified self. When it came to stretching the concept an extra 98 minutes, Ramke knew she wanted to create a zombie film that didn’t languish under genre status; instead hoping to express a subversive human element inspired by obsessive watching of The Walking Dead. “We weren’t initially tied to the idea of it being an Australian-set film, but then we started to think about what potential that might have in terms of the landscape as an antagonistic force,” Ramke explains. “Thinking about the kind of voices we might like to include in the film, we worked logically from location; who might be equipped to wait out a scenario like this? What haven’t we seen before? And what we hadn’t seen was Indigenous survivors relying on more traditional means of survival in a world like this.” The resulting film is an intricate drama nestled within the stylistic thorns of the zombie genre. Cargo follows the travails of Andy (Martin Freeman), whose quest to protect his infant daughter in the South Australian outback against his impending zombification collides with a young Indigenous Australian girl named Thoomi, played by the spritely Simone Landers. To respectfully depict an Indigenous Australian composite, Ramke and Howling consulted Ngarrindjeri and Adnyamathanha elders in the region, asking permission to use their language in the film. The film’s humanistic forces culminate in a poignant social allegory that doesn’t need to resort to tacky didactic monologue. “One of the things we really liked was the idea of Martin (Freeman) being an Englishman in this
landscape. The idea of amplifying that fish out of water feeling in the film – thematically, that tied back to the Indigenous threads of the story, having an Englishman in this landscape have these encounters with those characters and the subtle things that might evoke for an audience,” Ramke says. Freeman’s star power is of obvious benefit to the film, having honed his own craft in a range of seminal roles, ranging from The Office to the meteoric blockbusters of The Hobbit series, however his raw talent has never have been as clear as in Cargo. Freeman deftly handles the every-man quality of Andy with a subtle nuance that pushes everyone around him. For Simone Landers, aged 11 at the time of shooting in 2016, working with Freeman was an incredibly helpful experience. “He was the best person you could ever act with as a beginner... he also helped my grandma when she had a sore back on set,” Landers recalls brightly. Freeman’s mischief on the set of The Hobbit – “he had brown hair in that one, that was surprising,” Landers quips – was previously made infamous in a three minute compilation of him giving the finger to camera. The goofs returned on Cargo’s set, with a cheeky caveat for Lander’s untainted ears. “Every time Martin swore, he had to give me $2. I think I ended up making about $120, he swore at everything,” she laughs. Landers hails from the shores of Stockton in NSW – “everyone’s close, it’s basically the safest place you could live in,” she tells me – and is a charismatic talent in the film, with heartwarming optimism. “I did all my own stunts. I put a lot of work into it...My fantasy now is to act with Will and Jaden Smith,” she says. Landers isn’t exaggerating when she says her performance was hard fought; the
six-week shooting period was marred by a miniature apocalypse to match the film. “We thought, shooting in the desert, we’re going to have pretty good weather because that’s historically what they’ve had, but over the course of our six-week shoot there, they had their wettest winter in seventy years,” Ramke laughs. “We were in the middle of a once-in-a-hundred year storm that took out power to the entire state. There were 200 km/h hurricane winds, the police were on television telling people to leave their workplaces and go home; meanwhile, we were in a tunnel shooting this ridiculous zombie scene.” In the conditions, it would have been easy for Ramke and Howling to pitch their zombie dystopia as the torrid abyss – yet it strangely almost acts as a travelogue for the landscape’s dry beauty. Freeman has bluntly rebuked the idea that Cargo is a zombie film in press, claiming “it’s a film with some zombies in it, that’s the absolute truth of it,” to the Sydney Morning Herald. For Ramke and Howling however, the garish and gory sub-genre offers hefty thematic weight. “There’s something really powerful about seeing the result of that virus, with humans degraded and deteriorated in that way. There’s a real sadness to that sort of zombie mould, seeing humans descend,” Ramke says. “By having zombies, you have that shorthand where people know what he’s going to become by the end of it. I think these films blend the best of both worlds with relatable personal stories and the escapism of a genre setting,” Howling adds. It’s telling that Howling and Ramke don’t ask if people were scared by the film after preview screenings. Instead, they’ll ask if it made them cry.
“There were 200 km/h hurricane winds, the police were on television telling people to leave their workplaces and go home; meanwhile, we were in a tunnel shooting this ridiculous zombie scene.” Cargo hits Australian cinemas on Thursday May 17, going live on Netflix the same day around the rest of the world.
Radnor & Lee
“I was a fan of Ben’s before I’d ever even met him. I didn’t realise how much I’d been longing to actually make music and to sing until I started doing it with Ben.”
If you’re reading this, nay, if you’ve read any Australian music publication, you’d know the story of Ben Lee by now. Teenage wunderkind turned pop maestro turned spiritual guru, his entire history is etched into our collective conscience. What, then, of Josh Radnor? He’s immediately recognisable as Ted Moseby, the unlucky-in-love architect that was the protagonist of long-running dramedy How I Met Your Mother. Lately, however, he’s turned music from a supporting role in his life to the lead – with the help of Lee. “I grew up in a very musical home,” Radnor begins. “There was always stuff playing in the house – Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Peter Paul & Mary, show-tunes. I started doing musicals in high school – which, funnily enough, was how I got into acting. Even while I was acting and directing, I still had a strong love for music. I always had a pretty distinct taste for what I liked. I had a real love of melody – which is why I was a fan of Ben’s before I’d ever even met him. I didn’t realise how much I’d been longing to actually make music and to sing until I started doing it with Ben.” For Radnor, it’s his first earnest musical collaboration. As far as Lee goes, however, he’s a veteran. “I have an open-door policy when it comes to making records,” Lee explains. “Whoever’s around will end up on there one way or another.” His list of guests and collaborators brings up names as diverse as Lou Barlow, Sean Lennon, Ben Folds, Missy Higgins, Benji Madden and his own wife, Ione Skye. The key difference, however, is that these were all only for particular songs or
minor releases – nothing quite on the scale of Radnor & Lee’s eponymous 2017 LP. “There’s an easy, surface-value answer as to why this collaboration works: we get on well and our voices sound good together,” Lee says. “Beyond that, I feel like there is very equal footing in this collaboration. We’re both really committed to this. One of the things we’re really conscious of is keeping our friendship a priority. This isn’t one of those bands that you form when you’re 19 and you’re just beating each other up all the time. We’re two mature adults. It just feels really healthy.” Radnor & Lee was pieced together between 2016 and 2017 among Lee’s other projects – among them, interestingly enough, a children’s album called Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam for the Entire Family. Both were excited and enthused by the fruitful nature of their collaboration, although Radnor is the first to admit they hit a few stumbling blocks along the way. “For the most part, they were purely psychological,” he says. “I got in my own head a lot – ‘this is weird,’ ‘people only know me from something else,’ ‘I’m gonna get laughed at.’ I was thinking a lot about that sub-genre of actors that want to be singers, and vice versa; and how
that’s not always the prettiest thing. I didn’t want it to come across as wacky or indulgent.” “Those years of experience as a creative person are definitely transferable,” adds Lee – himself no stranger to acting, care of his 2003 cult classic The Rage in Placid Lake. “Both Josh and I know how to come up with ideas, how to deal with the feelings of doubt that develop along the way, and ultimately how to execute that idea to the best of our abilities. It might be a new medium for Josh, but I don’t think that really matters. Once you’ve honed those skills, you can more or less apply them to everything.” The end of May will see Radnor & Lee perform a trio of headline dates across the east coast. Amazingly, for a project that is ostensibly half-Australian, it will mark the first-ever Radnor & Lee shows here – not to mention Radnor’s maiden voyage to Australia. “I couldn’t think of a better way to come down than as a part of this group,” Radnor says. “Not to mention the best tour guide in Ben.”
Radnor & Lee will play the Athenaeum Theatre on Saturday May 19 with Sally Seltmann as support. More details and tickets are available via Frontier Touring.
BY DAVID JAMES YOUNG
Iron and Wine For 11 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. Writers, as much as they may like to profess otherwise, often spend their creative lives obsessing over a single set of ideas. For US singer-songwriter Sam Beam – better known as Iron and Wine – it’s the lands of his childhood that continue to be a well-spring of analogy. “I feel like as a writer it’s important to know specifically where your stories take place. The places and people that I write about, no matter how much autobiographical or fantasy material there is, are generally written in a specific place, usually the south-east, and the south-east is pretty, well, like most of America, pretty religious.” Beam now identifies firmly as an agnostic, yet he continues to revere the Abrahamic storytelling tradition that coloured his South Carolina upbringing. “It shaped me as a person. The stories I learned growing up about morality and how to think of characters metaphorically. It’s also a big fuckin’ part of the culture,” he says. “As much as we try to hide it, it’s still both a huge inspiration and dividing fuckin’ device for people. I realised lately too how much hymns played a part forming the things that tickle my music brain.” Beam’s personal musical education was defiantly unhindered by his pious youth. “We played all punk rock,” he says. “Punk rock was fun because that’s what it was all about – I never took a lesson, I didn’t know what I was doing, but if someone showed me a power chord we could play songs; we could get together and have a community. Growing up in South Carolina, country music was never far away, and my parents were all into ‘60s R&B, Motown and stuff. I think the first song I ever learnt to play was ‘Wish You Were Here’.”
“I’m not afraid of being divisive, I just don’t find it interesting. I’m constantly looking at the news and I’m also constantly frustrated by it.” With an inalienable knack for articulating the melancholy, joyous and divine, Beam’s output as Iron and Wine runs at a Dylan-esque pace. His eight full-length records delve into the R&B flecked and soul-infused harmonic possibility of Americana folk. Storytelling has always defined his trade; Beam was working as a cinematography lecturer when his intimate, lo-fi 2002 debut The Creek Drank The Cradle was picked up by SubPop. His hobbyist approach to songwriting became a fulltime obsession, yet Beam says his infatuation with the written word was a latent desire waiting to be realised. Just that space, that hanging, timeless space, was always really beautiful to me. The relationship between words where they are this raw material that can be used in really fascinating ways is beautiful.” Beam’s poeticisms bypass the political activism performed by his folk forbearers, yet he claims to be far from apolitical. “I’m not afraid of being divisive, I just don’t find it interesting. I’m constantly looking at the news and I’m also constantly frustrated by it. There’s no public policy that makes me want to write a song. I feel like I’m treading in this water that goes underneath that kind of stuff. A
little more base desires and emotions, that’s just where I like to swim when I’m writing songs.” Beam’s path certainly seems far from the end of its winding course, letting slip he may not be quite done with his former cinematic life. “I’ve always held on to the desire to make movies. Hopefully I will pretty soon. I’m trying to clear the calendar to do it. It might put Iron and Wine on hold.” Don’t expect a reverse Joaquin Phoenix reinvention though – his musical blackboard of projects is still full with overlapping chalk. “I’ve been talking to the Calexico boys about doing another project, so I think that will probably be next. We’re getting ready to put some stuff that didn’t get released from the Beast Epic sessions too. I’ve been enjoying playing with string section live, so maybe there’s a chamber-esque thing coming up. Who knows.”
Iron and Wine plays two shows at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday May 23 at 6.30pm and 9.30pm. Tickets are available from the venue’s website.
BY JOSHUA MARTIN
La Pegatina Eight-piece La Pegatina is a celebration of Latin rhythms combined with Catalan rumba, punk and ska music. Their influences cross cultures and borders from Argentina’s Los Auténticos Decadentes to the Dropkick Murphys, to the UK’s Mumford and Sons, and French singer-songwriter, Jain. However, some of their favourite musicians live a little closer to home. “The Cat Empire are definitely influences of ours,” says Romain Renard, the band’s accordion extraordinaire–originally from Rennes, France. “They’re such a great band.” Renard says they fell in love with the Australian wildlife and way of life after their highly successful debut trip Down Under last year. “We arrived a few days before our show in Melbourne. It allowed us to visit the surroundings of the city. We did the Great Ocean Road, saw koalas and loads of beautiful birds we don’t have in Europe and we also went to meet the little blue penguins. “The Melbourne show was sold out,” he adds. “The audience couldn’t stop dancing and singing along. The venue wasn’t that big, but we will remember that night all our lives. We were so happy to see that our music can travel all around the world and make people feel good.” Founded in Montcada and Reixach, a municipality of Catalonia, Spain in 2003, La Pegatina have played in 24 countries and amassed a following around the globe. Last year they won the ARC Award for ‘Best International Tour’ for the second time. The current lineup consists of chief songwriter Adrià Salas on vocals and guitar, Rubén Sierra on guitar and vocals, Ovidi Díaz on flamenco
“You can have a message and play the kind of music you want to play. The important thing is to believe in what you are doing.” cajón, percussion, and backing vocals, Ferran Ibañez on bass and backing vocals, Miko Florensa on guitar, Axel Magnani on trumpet and backing vocals, Sergi López on drums, and, of course, Renard on accordion and vocals. In 2013 they were stars of their very own documentary that won first place at Boom Town Film Festival in Texas, called La Pegatina: El Docu. “The documentary was directed by Chobichoba, he made five of our six music videos for us,” Renard says. “He knew how to capture the essence of La Pegatina on film. He made it fun to watch. You can get to know every member of the band and that makes people closer to the band. Of course we’ll be filming during this Australian tour.” This month they are returning as part of their world tour in support of the release of their sixth album Ahora O Nunca (translation: Now or Never), and Renard says they have been busy working on the live performance. “During February and March this year we produced the new show. We’ll play every song on the new album, and some older songs too. We always
want to have a dynamic show, to make the audience experience different emotions,” he says. Songs like ‘Gat Rumberu’ have a really fancy melody that people can sing along to, Renard adds. While ‘Llovera y yo Veré’ is another powerful song, ‘Alosque’ or ‘Y se fue’ are slower ones, but Renard says that everybody still sings along. “La Pegatina is a band that makes people dance and have some fun, but some of our songs are also meant to engage the audience. You can have a message and play the kind of music you want to play. The important thing is to believe in what you are doing. “Attitude is also really important on stage. We like to talk and defend culture, education, tolerance. Last year we released six videos with new material, and some famous Spanish voices reciting the lyrics of six of our songs. We did that to insist on the importance of some of our lyrics.” You can find those videos via La Pegatina’s website, while Renard adds that above all else, the band ultimately celebrates “unity in differences, mixing cultures, and having fun.”
La Pegatina play Max Watt’s on Saturday May 19 . Ahora O Nunca is out now via Warner Music.
BY NATALIE ROGERS
The Tealeaves It’s taken five years for The Tealeaves to get their new album The Wolf and the Girl Child to come together. Lead vocalist James van Cuylenburg puts the time down to changes in circumstances. “Since our last release in 2013, which was an album called No More Can You Be Here, a lot of the band has started families and moved so it’s been difficult to all get together to play shows,” van Cuylenburg says. “But my writing collaborator and I, [bassist] David Prideaux, collaborate writing songs together and send each other emails of song ideas all the time. It got to a point where we thought we had enough good ones to really dig in and try and record an album.” The Wolf and the Girl Child mixes the sounds of their previous two releases with elements of folk and indie-rock, but this time also offers a more orchestral sound. Van Cuylenburg believes that although the album itself does not tell a story, it expresses dominant themes reflecting the fact that a lot of the band have become parents in recent years. “It does get you thinking about the responsibility of raising a young person,” he says. “There are a lot of these themes in the album that are about letting go, growing up and what it means to be a parent as well.” The release of the album coincides with the ten-year anniversary of the band’s formation. Van Cuylenburg reflects on the band’s busy beginning with their debut album release and touring, and how as life and circumstances change, these things are not always feasible. He says it’s been great getting the band back together to create this album, describing it as “like catching up with old friends picking up where you left off ”. Although things are different for the band now than they were ten years ago, that does 32 BEAT.COM.AU
“There are a lot of these themes in the album that are about letting go, growing up and what it means to be a parent.” not mean that the band is ending any time soon, as Van Cuylenburg teases another possible album after this one. “We’ll always come back together to do music as often as we can, but it’s not something we’ll rush,” he explains. “We’ll probably take some time to do some other projects now. David Prideaux and I are looking to do a smaller project, a duo with more of an electronic flavour to it after this album. After that we might look at possibly doing a Tealeaves album down the track.” To celebrate the ten-year anniversary and album launch, The Tealeaves are putting on two massive shows in June. Van Cuylenburg says the Northcote Town Hall was chosen to host the events as it has a great set up for an orchestra’s acoustics, a grand piano, and it’s in the northern suburbs where the band originated, just up the road from the Northcote Social Club where they first started playing gigs. “In the regular band, there’s seven of us, and so we’ve added seven musicians on top of that which includes French horn, trumpet, cornet, percussion.
We’ve got two violinists, we’ve got a cellist, we’ve got synths, mandolin, accordion, Hammond organ. This is a big show,” Van Cuylenburg says. He’s particularly looking forward to hearing the arrangements for all of the instruments performed live, stating that this is the biggest and most ambitious show The Tealeaves have ever done. As it’s such a special one, he really hopes people can make it. “I guess in terms of our ability to play live, there may not be as many shows as we were able to do for the first two albums, just because of the band’s life circumstances and the scale of this show,” he says. “In many ways, we’re putting all our efforts and our energies into this launch. We’ll definitely look at trying to play a few more festivals later in the year but if anyone’s keen to hear us, this is the time to do it.” BY ELLEN ROSIE
The Tealeaves will launch their third album The Wolf and the Girl Child and celebrate their ten-year anniversary at the Northcote Town Hall on Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2. Tickets via the venue.
Tibbs & Bones
Tell us Tibbs & Bones’ story. We opened Tibbs & Bones online nearly four years ago. We were always into the fashion world, but really got into it selling vintage clothing at the Camberwell Market and a few other vintage markets at the time. We had so much fun together doing it that we decided we could not let this thing go. So, we opened our online store (naming it Tibbs & Bones after our two kitties) and our physical Melbourne store opened up nearly two years ago now. What is Tibbs & Bones’ key message? We are all about inclusivity and sharing a general positive energy. Our store is a place for people to come, have fun, dress up, feel amazing and feel loved. We want our beautiful customer’s eyes to sparkle and hearts to smile when they enter our world whether online or in our store. What sort of items can we find at Tibbs & Bones? Most of our T&B babes come through on the hunt for goodies for doofs and festivals but we also have some really fun “day wear” style bits. We stock a bunch of hand-picked Australian and international labels with products from face jewels, to platforms, to cargo pants. It’s a pretty fun mix of goodies to choose from. What are some of your favourite experiences being a part of Tibbs & Bones? The people we have been able to meet along our T&B journey definitely are one of the highlights of our world. It’s so beautiful to have people sharing our vision and sharing the magical vibes. You can find Tibbs & Bones online or at their flagship store in Melbourne at 394 High Street, Northcote, open from Monday – Saturday. TIBBSANDBONES.COM
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WAZ E. JAMES BAND (Alt-country truckin’)
Saturday 19th @ 9.30pm
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Sunday 20th @ 5.30pm
FINDERS KEEPERS (Got-lucky grooves)
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Gig Guide Wednesday 16 May HIP HOP & R&B
Tina Bartle + Kim Wheeler The Drunken Poet 19-year-old indie-rock singer-songwriter Tina Bartle hails from Gippsland, Victoria, and has been making her mark on her local music scene since she was a young teenager. Since moving to Melbourne to study music she’s made a habit of playing local venues and will take to The Drunken Poet on Wednesday May 16 from 8pm. Joining her from 9pm comes Americana songstress Kim Wheeler, who’s songs are rooted in blues, folk and alt-country. Entry is free.
The Plain Black T-Shirts Compass Pizza You can catch The Plain Black T-Shirts and all their six-piece jazz band goodness at Compass Pizza on Wednesday May 16. It’s all happening from 7.30pm and entry is blissfully free.
Jeremiah Rose Charles Weston A jazz trumpet player-turned banjo wielding folk artist – Jeremiah Rose’s unique sound is something to behold. You can catch him playing two sets at the Charles Weston on Thursday May 17 from 6.30pm. Entry is free.
CAN I KICK IT? OPEN MIC NIGHT
Horse Bazaar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. JACE XL Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00.
MELLOWDÌAS THUMP - FEAT: THURTEEN + GSM + SKOMES + COLETTE + DARCY JUSTICE + MELO FELO Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC AN EVENING OF JAZZ VOCAL ARTISTRY - FEAT: AMELIA EVANS + JADE TALBOT
The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $25.00. ANDREA KELLER & TIM WILSON Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 7:30pm. $25.00.
BEYOND THE BEEHIVE - AMY WINEHOUSE'S MUSICAL MASTERY FEAT: CAROL WHITFIELD Butterfly Club,
Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $34.00. BOPSTRETCH Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15.00.
BRENDA + PUP TENTACLE + BASTARD AMBER + PDA DJS Toff In Town,
Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $5.00. DIZZY'S BIG BAND Dizzy's Jazz Club, Richmond. 7:00pm. $15.00. HENRY BUTLER Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00. JULES BOULT Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 6:00pm.
JULIEN WILSON ‘B FOR CHICKEN’ QUARTET 303, Northcote. 7:30pm. SIMONE WADDELL Paris Cat Jazz Club,
Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $35.00.
THE ROSE BASSETT QUARTET Paris Cat
Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $20.00. TIM MITCHELL Murmur Piano Bar, Melbourne. 7:30pm.
WINE, CHEESE AND ALL THAT JAZZ FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS The Moldy Fig,
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS ANCA + CAT SANZARO + RUBY GILL
Sophisticated Dingo The Gasometer Hotel Garage-rockers, Sophisticated Dingo are set to launch their fuzzed out single, ‘Yuppies’ on Thursday May 17 at the Gasometer Upstairs. Catch their explosive live set of surf thrash perfection, with Gamjee and Psychobabel coming in as support. $10 on the door, be there from 8pm.
Uncomfortable Science Edinburgh Castle Uncomfortable Science is an almostcompletely improvised band project, the exception being a few chords scribbled on a whiteboard before a show. No two Uncomfortable Science songs are ever the same and you can catch it all at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday May 17 from 8pm. Free entry.
Forklift Assassins Whole Lotta Love Three-piece punk rock outfit Forklift Assassins are taking to Whole Lotta Love this Thursday May 17. Joining them comes Your Creepy Ex, The Interceptors and Stork, kicking off at 8pm. Entry is free.
Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00.
BIG MOIST & THE SMOKING DURRIES + MEANDER + HIGH SIDE Workers Club,
Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $5.00.
CONWAY HYDE & THE MAR-ALAGO BAND + BODY CORPORATE + THE HOWLING FANTODS Tote Hotel,
Collingwood. 7:30pm. $5.00. DOC HALIBUT Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm.
FOOL CHILD + FEELDS + THE ELLIOT'S
Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00. IMAGINE DRAGONS Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm. KIM WHEELER Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 9:00pm. MAGNETIX + DENNIS Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 8:00pm.
MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC GROUP SHOW - FEAT: SUNSHINE WHEN I DIE + SOFT RUBBISH + RADE + SINCOCK + MORE Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. MISS DESTINY + PREHISTORIC DOUCHE + FLOSSY Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar,
North Melbourne. 6:30pm.
OBAT BATUK + EQUITY + SPEW BALLOON + DEFENESTRATION + UMBILICAL TENTACLE Bendigo Hotel,
Collingwood. 8:00pm. $5.00.
RYA PARK + EAGLEMONT + BRIDGET ALLEN Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00.
SERF + JAMES SEEDY + INFRAGHOSTS
Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8:00pm. $5.00.
SILVERSTEIN + DZ DEATHRAYS + EARTHCALLER + BELLE HAVEN + COMEBACK KID 170 Russell, Melbourne
Cbd. 7:30pm. $55.83.
STEEL PANTHER Forum Theatre, Melbourne
THE BIG BEER & BANDS BASH - FEAT: CHILD + FLUFF + UTE ROOT Northcote
Social Club, Northcote. 6:00pm.
THE PLAIN BLACK T SHIRTS Compass
Pizza, Brunswick East. 8:00pm.
UFO GO + RUSSIA + SLIM JEFFERIES
Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 7:30pm. $5.00. WILD MEADOWS + BLACK HEART DEATH CULT + TV HAZE Tote Hotel,
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK BROOKE TAYLOR Tago Mago, Thornbury.
FELICIA BASSGAL & JUSTIN YAP Catfish,
JON TOOGOOD Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00.
KRISTIAN CHONG Melbourne Recital
Centre, Southbank. 7:00pm. $50.00.
LOMOND ACOUSTICA - FEAT: MICHELLE HINES + KRISTIAN MIZZI + JASMINE BETH Lomond Hotel, Brunswick
OPEN MIC NIGHT Penny Black, Brunswick.
OPEN MIC NIGHT + VARIOUS ARTISTS
Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 6:00pm. RICH YEAH + MARINA MITCHELL Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. THE COLLINGWOOD CASINOVAS Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:30pm.
THE OH BALTERS + YES YES WHATEVER + JESSE EDGAR Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.
TINA BARTLE Drunken Poet, West
Thursday 17 May HIP HOP & R&B BEATLAB - FEAT: YARHKOB + RA RA RAJ + TAR - NAY + THHOMAS + WALLA C
Horse Bazaar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. CLUB PALISADES Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. GALLERY - FEAT: MZRIZK + JAYE + ONE SIXTH Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. KROWN + MAC-ELEVEN + TITAN DEBIRIOUN + PROSPA + LUI + MORE
Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $10.00.
THE DROP - FEAT: DYLAN C + JPS + NAM + RINTRAH Section 8, Melbourne
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC AKOMA BEAT + CAT SANZARO + RUBY GILL Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. ANDREA KELLER TRANSIENTS TRIO
Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15.00. BENNY & THE MISTREATERS Transit, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.
BEYOND THE BEEHIVE - AMY WINEHOUSE'S MUSICAL MASTERY FEAT: CAROL WHITFIELD Butterfly Club,
Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $34.00.
FITZROY SOUL PARTY - FEAT: SON OF A GUNZEL + VARIOUS DJS Bar Open,
FRANKLIN - FEAT: UNDEFINED The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $20.00. HENRY BUTLER Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00. JADE KERBER The Moldy Fig, 9:00pm. JAKE MASON TRIO Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $30.00. JESS FAIRLIE Penny Black, Brunswick. 8:00pm. JOE CHINDAMO & ZOË BLACK Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $30.00. JULIEN WILSON Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $25.00. LISA ONO Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7:30pm. $49.00. LOCO HOMBRES Catfish, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. MATT GANIM Murmur Piano Bar, Melbourne. 7:30pm. MIC CONWAY + MATTHEW FAGAN The Skylark Room, Upwey. 6:00pm. $25.00. PP ARNOLD Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $69.90. RUBY PAGE & THE JOE RUBERTO TRIO
Rising Sun Hotel, South Melbourne. 6:30pm. SWEETHEARTS SOUL SESSIONS Workers Club, Geelong. 8:00pm. $10.00. THE MAMAS Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. UNCOMFORTABLE SCIENCE Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 8:00pm.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS AGAMAS + DROVA + BACKYARD MAFIA + ONE WEEK MORE Bendigo Hotel,
Collingwood. 8:00pm. $5.00.
ANTI-VIOLENT + MEANDER + SALTY JACK Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. DOUBLE TROUBLE - FEAT: JANK FACQUES Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd.
FLOSSY + THE BELAIR LIP BOMBS + FACE FACE + BAD BANGS Retreat Hotel,
FORKLIFT ASSASSINS + YOUR CREEPY EX + THE INTERCEPTORS + STORK
Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 7:00pm. $10.00. KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS + DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY
Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. $32.00.
LAZY GHOST + FREE THE GENIE + THE PALPATINES Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00. LOOSE MOOSE + MAJAK DOOR + SPIRITUS Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.
MATT BRADSHAW Elephant &
Wheelbarrow, Melbourne. 9:30pm. MICHAEL YULE The Moldy Fig, 7:00pm. MISS JUNE + ZOMBITCHES The B.east, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. OGOPOGO 303, Northcote. 8:00pm.
ON REPEAT - THE WOMBATS NIGHT - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Boney, Melbourne
Cbd. 10:30pm. $12.92.
PILGRIM AGE + THE LIMERANTS + PAPER TAPIR Last Chance Rock And Roll
Bar, North Melbourne. 8:00pm. $10.00.
REEL TAPES + GOOD GRIEF + MERUKA + THE HEMUSANS Revolver Upstairs, Prahran.
RYAN DOWNEY + HOLLIE JOYCE + EL TEE Northcote Social Club, Northcote.
SEB MONT + TAYLOR PIGGOTT + ANGUS LEGG Workers Club, Fitzroy.
BJÖRK - INTERPRETED - FEAT: THE SURFACE PROJECT + MORE Chapel Off
ENGINEERING MUSIC SOCIETY Dizzy's Jazz Club, Richmond. 7:30pm. $20.00.
Chapel, Prahran. 7:30pm. $25.00.
SLOW JOB + YUKUMBABE + TENDER BUTTONS Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8:00pm.
FEATURED GIGS SOPHISTICATED DINGO + GAMJEE + PSYCHOBABEL Gasometer Hotel,
Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00.
THROWBACK - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS
Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. TINGY CELESTINO Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8:00pm.
YOUNG HENRYS & CHEERSQUAD RECORDS GOOD BEER WEEK EVENT FEAT: MINIBIKES + MONEY FOR ROPE + STIFF RICHARDS Labour In Vain, Fitzroy.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK AUTUMN ACOUSTICA - FEAT: UNDEFINED Wesley Anne, Northcote.
BUSBY MAROU + JAMIE MCDELL
Satellite Lounge, Mulgrave. 7:30pm. $34.70. CADILLAC DRIFTERS Musicland, Fawkner. 8:30pm. $10.00. EMILY DAVIS + BROOKE RUSSELL TRIO
Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:30pm. $14.57. JACK WILLIAM Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 8:00pm. JEREMIAH ROSE Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick. 6:30pm. MADELINE LEMAN & THE DESERT SWELLS + AMARILLO + RUBY GILL Post
Office Hotel, Coburg. 9:00pm.
MUSICLAND OPEN CHOIR REHEARSALS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS
Musicland, Fawkner. 7:00pm. $5.00. OPEN MIC Sloth Bar, Footscray. 8:00pm. OPEN MIC Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. TERESA DUFFY-RICHARDS Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. THE NEW PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7:00pm. $39.00. THE ROBERT CRAY BAND The Croxton, Thornbury. 7:00pm. $87.50.
Friday 18 May INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS ACTION SAM Elephant & Wheelbarrow,
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING + VACUUM + REGIONAL CURSE + HEMLOCK LADDER Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm.
BAKE N' SHAKE - FEAT: TYNE-JAMES ORGAN + EMPIRE PARK + MORE John
GLADES + ESSIE HOLT Workers Club,
NADIRA & FRIENDS Paris Cat Jazz Club,
GRINDHOUSE + DR. COLOSSUS + LAZERTITS + STIFF RICHARDS + MORE
PP ARNOLD Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury.
Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $15.00.
Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. $19.40. HOUSE OF VOODOO Inkerman Hotel, Balaclava. 8:00pm.
INTERNATIONAL VELVET + PERMITS + ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH + INFRAGHOSTS Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford.
JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS + MORE Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm.
L.A. GUNS Max Watt's, Melbourne. 8:00pm.
LA DANSE MACABRE Rainbow Hotel,
LIONIZER + THE SUICIDE TUESDAYS + HAMMOCK DISTRICT + QUINTON TREMBATH Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.
DIET. + YES YES WHATEVER + BAD BANGS + THE BELAFONTES Penny Black,
DJ KIT CONVICT Edinburgh Castle,
DOWN FOR THE COUNT Musicland,
Fawkner. 9:00pm. $10.00.
DZ DEATHRAYS + CLOWNS + THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES + BOAT SHOW
170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. E^ST Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 8:30pm. $15.00.
FACEGRINDER + SEPTIK PIGGERY + GRUDGE + HAND OF FEAR Last Chance
Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 8:00pm. $10.00.
QUARTER STREET The B.east, Brunswick
SHIPPING STEEL RECORDS FIRST BIRTHDAY SHOW - FEAT: POWER + MISS DESTINY + SKIDS Town Hall Hotel,
South Melbourne. 8:00pm. SON OF A GUNZEL Catfish, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. SOUTHSIDE SOUL - FEAT: DJ LADY SOUL + RONAN HAMILL + DJ HEATA + THE SOUL TWINS + MORE Kingston
City Hall, Moorabbin. 8:00pm. $5.00.
SWOOPING DUCK + ZERO CROSSING
Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $35.00. THE ALMA ZYGIER QUARTET Lido Jazz Room, Hawthorn. 8:00pm. $25.00.
THE VIBRAPHONIC ORKESTRA + RACHEL BY THE STREAM Belleville,
In support of their upcoming EP, hardcorepunk outfit Morte Lenta will be bringing their Portuguese lyrics to The Bendigo Hotel on Friday May 18 from 8pm. Entry is an easy $10.
WAX POETS - FEAT: DJ LEGO + DJ HAWK I + JACK SPARROW Red Betty,
SIORE Whole Lotta Love
YOU'RE MY WORLD - THE CILLA BLACK STORY Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd.
Melbourne electronic-pop duo SIORE are set to launch their debut single, a lush and moody number entitled ‘Release Me to the Sea’ at Whole Lotta Love on Friday May 18. Produced and mixed by veteran ARIAnominated producer Stuart Stuart, the track is the first taste of their upcoming EP. Doors open from 8pm, with Seren Spain supporting.
PHIL WOLFENDALE + FEVER SPEAK + THE BERKELEY HUNTS + MICK FOLEY
Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $20.00.
Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. POPROCKS + DR PHIL Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. SIORE + SEREN SPAIN Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $10.00. STACKHOUSE + PLASTIC BAGS + QUEEN BITCH Tago Mago, Thornbury.
STONEFIELD + THE BLACK HEART DEATH CULT + PSEUDO MIND HIVE
Satellite Lounge, Mulgrave. 8:00pm. $29.60. TAY OSKEE Baha Tacos & Tapas Bar, Rye. 7:00pm. $10.00. THE BREADMAKERS Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 8:00pm.
THE DEMON PARADE + DZ DEATHRAYS (DJ SET) + FLOSSY + TAMARA & THE DREAMS Yah Yah's, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. THE OVERHEADS + HOTEL FIFTEEN LOVE + FAN PALM Post Office Hotel,
THE SMITH STREET BAND + BEC SANDRIDGE + PRESS CLUB The Croxton,
Thornbury. 8:00pm. $51.00.
TIJUANA SURF + LOS TREMOLEROS
Gem Bar, Collingwood. 9:00pm.
WHAT’S ON PRESENTS - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS + VARIOUS DJS Prince
AMELIA EVANS & THE JOE RUBERTO TRIO The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $25.00. BEYOND THE BEEHIVE - AMY WINEHOUSE'S MUSICAL MASTERY FEAT: CAROL WHITFIELD Butterfly Club,
Melbourne salsa outfit Quarter Street will be serving up tunes reminiscent of ‘70s New York on Friday May 18 at The B.East. Kicks off at 9pm but you’re best to get down early for some B.East burgers beforehand.
Morte Lenta The Bendigo Hotel
OCEAN GROVE + THORNHILL + MIRRORS + SHEPHERD Royal Melbourne
Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00.
Quarter Street The B.East
Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.
THE JAMES SHERLOCK QUARTET
THE SEDUCEAPHONES + MORE Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm. $10.00. THE SLIPDIXIES The Moldy Fig, 9:00pm.
Public Bar, St Kilda . 9:00pm. WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE Hysteria Lounge, BODY MAINTENANCE + AUSMUTEANTS Lilydale. 6:00pm. $29.00. + NIGHT CLUB Gasometer Hotel, WHOLE LOTTA ZEP Matthew Flinders Collingwood. 7:00pm. $8.00. Hotel, Chadstone. 8:00pm. CAPTAIN SPALDING BAND Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8:00pm. JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN &
Hall, Southbank. 8:00pm. $69.90. DIANA ANAID Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. $18.00.
MORTE LONTA + MASSES + ENZYME + SISTEMA + EN DECADENIA + DOVE
Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. $15.00.
CHAPEL STREET SOCIAL CLUB - FEAT: PHATO A MANO + NAMN + MATT RADOVICH Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. D.G. GREY & CO. - FEAT: ASHLEY NAYLOR Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. DEAR PRUDENCE - THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY - FEAT: DOUG PARKINSON + COLLEEN HEWETT Hamer
Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $25.00.
HIP HOP & R&B AFTER HOURS - FEAT: KALALA + ENETI + EARTH + MORE Horse Bazaar, Melbourne
FAKTORY FRIDAYS - FEAT: DURMY + SALVY + NOVA + YATHS + MORE
Khokolat Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm.
POST MALONE TRIBUTE - FEAT: MIKEY KAY + 007BADASS Laundry Bar, Fitzroy.
RNB FRIDAYS CLUB Co., Southbank.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK BUSBY MAROU + JAMIE MCDELL Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $35.00. CAT CANTERI Basement Discs, Melbourne Cbd. 12:45pm. COLD IRONS BOUND Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm.
MICHAEL CROWE + GARETH LEACH + HAYDEN BUTCHER + MICHAEL CROWE
Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:30pm. JASON LOWE + RUBY GILL Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $10.00. JOE SEWER + JEMMA NICOLE Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 8:00pm.
JOHN WILLIAMS DOUBLESHOT OF BLUES Musicland, Fawkner. 8:00pm. $10.00. LULLABY PROJECT - FEAT: NAT BARTSCH Melbourne Recital Centre,
Southbank. 11:00am. $30.00.
LULLABY PROJECT - FEAT: NAT BARTSCH Melbourne Recital Centre,
Southbank. 7:00pm. $30.00. MICK MCHUGH Longplay, Fitzroy North. CANNONBALL (WITH BELLE BANGARD) 7:30pm. $15.00. - FEAT: CANNONBALL (WITH BELLE PAUL CAREY Tago Mago, Thornbury. 6:00pm. BANGARD) Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $30.00. PUGSLEY BUZZARD Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:30pm. DR CRASK & HIS SWINGIN' ELIXIR Rochester Hotel, Fitzroy. 10:00pm. RHYTHM X REVIVAL Bruthen Inn Hotel, Bruthen. 8:00pm. EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS
Super Saloon + Siltman + The Jacksonville Trial Reverence Hotel The Rev are putting on a massive night of riff-laden blues and rock ‘n’ roll this Friday May 18, with a lineup featuring Super Saloon, Siltman and The Jacksonville Trial. Each act will bring their own brand of dirty blues and heavy rock, peppered with some country and roots twang. It’s all happening from 8.30pm and entry is $10.
LocalFest Crown Casino Local To Local are a brand new five-piece hip hop and R&B crew who are set to put on their first ever headline show this weekend in the form of LocalFest, which will feature a stack of the finest in artisits, dancers and DJs as support. Local To Local features DJ Marco, Kiid Koda, Lotus, Anbar and Larks and past performances for the group have seem them open up for Drake’s crew, OVO, to a thousand-strong crowd at Crown Casino. LocalFest will go down at Co. Nightclub, Crown Casino on Saturday May 19 with tickets available for $20 online.
Melbourne Cbd. 6:00pm. $34.00.
- FEAT: GODTET + LEISURE CENTRE + DJ LYNDELLE WILKINSON Melbourne
Bowling Club, Windsor. 8:00pm. $20.00. FRANCESCA GONZALES Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. GEORGIA BROOKS SWINGTET Dizzy's Jazz Club, Richmond. 7:30pm. $20.00. HENRY BUTLER Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00. JAC BETH Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 6:00pm. JOYBOT Fox Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm.
SMALL TOWN ROMANCE + PATRICK WILSON + MORE Spotted Mallard,
Brunswick. 8:30pm. $17.64.
SUPER SALOON + SILTMAN + THE JACKSONVILLE TRIAL Reverence Hotel,
Footscray. 8:00pm. $10.00.
THE 'JOHNNY CAN'T DANCE' CAJUN TRIO Farouk's Olive, Thornbury. 8:00pm. TONY J KING The Moldy Fig, 7:00pm. TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION
Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6:00pm.
BUGS The Gasometer Hotel
Brisbane’s BUGS are set to play The Gaso on Saturday May 19 as part of their Social Slump EP tour. After opening Falls Festival for triple j Unearthed and touring the country off the back of their single ‘Neighbourhood’, as well as playing Mountain Goat Valley Crawl and Melbourne Music Week, the trio have been on a steady rise to nationwide recognition. They’ll be joined by Face Face and Tamara & The Dreams from 8pm. BEAT.COM.AU 35
Featured Gigs WAS E. JAMES BAND Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm. WENDY RULE 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $20.00.
Saturday 19 May HIP HOP & R&B BAKER BOY Northcote Social Club,
Shayan The Wesley Anne Saxophonist-led quartet, Shayan blends contemporary jazz, Iranian folk and funk music together to create a diverse sound that should not be missed. After the release of their debut EP in 2016, Shayan has been playing venues throughout Melbourne strengthening their live offering and will be bringing it all to Wesley Anne on Saturday May 19 from 6pm. Free entry.
Alice Skye The Post Office Hotel Indie-pop wonder Alice Skye burst onto the scene in 2015, and has since attracted a hefty following thanks to her genuine and effortlessly captivating music. Her debut album Friends With Feelings came last month to a roaring reception and she’s now set to play at The Post Office Hotel on Saturday May 19. Precious Earth is set to support when it kicks off at 9pm. Free entry.
Pina Tuteri & The Tempest Brothers Reverence Hotel Continuing their May residency, Pina Tuteri and her new band The Tempest Brothers have your Sunday arvo sorted with their next gig at The Rev. This week KODA, SKYE, and Curiosa will offer support and you can catch all of this for free. Get down from 3pm.
Shimona & The Cat’s Pyjamas The Moldy Fig Shimona & The Cat’s Pyjamas are a lively gypsy-swing trio consisting of smooth vocals paired with clarinet and jazz guitar. They’ll be playing at The Moldy Fig on Saturday May 19 from 9pm and entry is free.
BIG DANCING SATURDAYS
Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 9pm.
BUDAMUNK + RAHEL & SWERV + LAB CO. + DJ SNUC Horse Bazaar, Melbourne
Cbd. 7:00pm. $20.00.
ELECTRIC DREAMS - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Co., Southbank. 9:30pm. $20.00. GABRIEL LCR + NOLESS + NURU INDI + KALU OJI Belleville, Melbourne. 10:00pm. GALLERY SATURDAYS - FEAT: CHRIS OSTROM + HIJACK + RUI + SEF + MORE
The Emerson, South Yarra. 9:00pm.
KHOKOLAT KOATED SATURDAYS FEAT: DAMION DE SILVA + DURMY + MORE Khokolat Bar, Melbourne Cbd.
THE BROOKLYN BLOCK PARTY - FEAT: SO.CRATES + SADIVA + DYLAN C + OBLIVEUS + MAX VEGAS + MORE
Ferdydurke, Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 2:00pm.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS ABOVE ALL + ARKADIAN + RED HOUND
Wrangler Studios, Footscray. 6:00pm. $10.00. ALICE SKYE + PRECIOUS EARTH Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 9:00pm. AMBERYSE + EMECIA + SHOPPING TROLLEY FIST FIGHT + AME NOIRE
Workers Club (geelong), Geelong. 8:00pm. $10.00.
BACK TO THE CORNER - FEAT: PAINTERS & DOCKERS + THE CELIBATE RIFLES + X + HOUSEHATS + THE DEMON PARADE + FACE FACE Corner
Hotel, Richmond. 7:00pm. $60.00. BIG NIGHT OUT Musicland, Fawkner. 8:00pm. $10.00.
BON TEMPS + DAVID GRIMSON + JACK LUNDIE + SPENCER GORMAN Old Bar,
BUGS + FACE FACE + TAMARA & THE DREAMS Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.
8:00pm. $10.00. CHOIRBOYS The Palms, Southbank. 7:30pm. $61.02. DJ GRANDMASTER VICIOUS Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 10:30pm.
DROPLET + JESS MCMAHON + ZEN ROBOTIC Workers Club, Fitzroy. 1:00pm.
EUROPE Palais Theatre, St Kilda. 7:00pm.
Wilderglow Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar Get your indie-rock fix at Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar on Saturday May 19 with Wilderglow as they celebrate the release of their debut EP My Days. The Vacant Smiles and King Stag will come in as reinforcements and it’s all set to happen from 8pm. $10 entry.
Horace Bones Old Bar Melbourne punks Horace Bones are amid touring their latest single ‘Sex Beast’ around the country and will be stopping by Old Bar on Saturday May 19. Body Parts, TONY DORK and Pistol Peaches will be offering up support on the night and it’s all set to happen from 8pm. Tickets online are $12 and also snag you a free beer on arrival. Get on it. 36 BEAT.COM.AU
FACEGRINDER + BLACK JESUS + CRYPTIC ABYSS + SEPTIK PIGGERY + MORE Bar Open, Fitzroy. 4:30pm. $15.00. GLADES + ESSIE HOLT Workers Club,
Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $15.00.
HORACE BONES + BODY PARTS + PISTOL PEACHES + TONY DORK Old Bar,
Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00.
INTERCRANIAL TREMORS + MASSACRE OF INNOCENTS + ARMATA + BLOODOFITO Reverence Hotel, Footscray.
JACKSON PHELAN Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 5:00pm. KINGS OF OZ Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale. 9:30pm. $20.00. KÖDA + CREATURE FEAR + MIO Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. LA PEGATINA Max Watt's, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $51.00. LUKEY LUKE Baha Tacos & Tapas Bar, Rye. 9:30pm. $10.00. MAGNETIX + SWIM TEAM + BANANAGUN + A.J. COBRA Tote Hotel,
Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00.
MAJAK DOOR + MEANDER + LIP SYNC CHICKS Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8:00pm. MERE WOMEN + DIANAS + GOLDEN SYRUP Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm.
THE DAN MOUGERMAN QUINTET
OCEAN ALLEY Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Chapel, Prahran. 1:00pm.
PABLO PICASSHOLES Tago Mago,
Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm.
THE JAZZ POETRY SLAM - FEAT: SELENE MESSINIS TRIO + DAVE GRANEY + VARIOUS ARTISTS Chapel Off THE KING LOUIE COLLECTIVE + PPB LATE NIGHT DJS Prince Public Bar, St
Kilda . 8:00pm.
Piping Hot Chicken & Burger Grill, Ocean Grove. 7:30pm. $20.00.
THE SHUFFLE CLUB Transit, Melbourne
PHIL MANNING + DOG GONE SOUTH
THE ROOKIES The Jazzlab, Brunswick.
SABBAT + DENOUEMENT PYRE + ANATOMY + IORNHAWK + OUTCAST
SABOTAGE + LOOKS THAT KILL
Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $37.00. Musicland, Fawkner. 7:30pm. $20.00.
SECTAPE + SEX PILLS + HONEYBONE + CECIL TURBINE Whole Lotta Love,
Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $12.00.
SHAYAN Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. SHERIFF + BJ MORRISZONKLE The
B.east, Brunswick East. 9:00pm. SLOW TURISMO + MORE Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 9:30pm. STEPSON + JUST ABOUT DONE + WORDS OF ELIZABETH + VERMONT
Royal Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $20.00.
THE CHERRY DOLLS + CANDY + LONGBOYS John Curtin Hotel, Carlton.
THE PEDESTALS + SUBTERRANEAN FRAUD Open Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm.
YOU'RE MY WORLD - THE CILLA BLACK STORY Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK ANGUS & JULIA STONE + ANGIE MCMAHON Festival Hall, West Melbourne.
BACKYARD BREW Royal Hotel,
CATE TAYLOR + NINA ROSE + THE DEADLY APPLE-J'S Open Studio,
Northcote. 2:30pm. $8.00.
DEVIL GOAT Union Hotel, Brunswick.
FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK Gem Bar,
Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $10.00.
HOLY MOSES HEARTACHE Catfish, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. MATT GREEN Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick. 6:30pm. MICK MCHUGH Longplay, Fitzroy North. 7:30pm. $15.00.
Bar, North Melbourne. 8:00pm. $10.00.
THE UGLY KINGS + WINTER MOON + WHITE SUMMER + THE BEGGERMAN WILDERGLOW + THE VACANT SMILES + KING STAG Last Chance Rock And Roll
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC
MONNONE ALONE + LEHMANN B SMITH + LIFE DRAWING Retreat Hotel,
SEAN MCMAHON Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy
STEPHEN MCINTYRE Melbourne Recital
Centre, Southbank. 3pm,6pm. $39.00.
ALEXANDER NETTELBECK QUARTET
TAY OSKEE Wesley Anne, Northcote.
BEYOND THE BEEHIVE - AMY WINEHOUSE'S MUSICAL MASTERY FEAT: CAROL WHITFIELD Butterfly Club,
THE TIPPLERS Drunken Poet, West
Lido Jazz Room, Hawthorn. 8:00pm. $25.00.
Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $34.00.
CUPID'S CUT Fox Hotel (collingwood),
DANCING IN OUTER SPACE - FEAT: DJ MANCHILD + JIMI DAWG + JEREMY SPELLACEY Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.
DESTINATION MOON The Moldy Fig,
DJ MURPH Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick.
DOUBLE TAKE + SAM ANNING + DANNY FISHER Chapel Off Chapel,
Prahran. 7:30pm. $25.00.
GAS - FEAT: WAL DEN + VIXEN + MORE
Red Betty, Brunswick. 7:00pm. HENRY BUTLER Bird's Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00. HEY GRINGO Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 9:00pm.
HOTS + POWERLINES + SLIMER Tote
Hotel, Collingwood. 3:00pm.
JAZZ PARTY + DJ RICHIE1250 Melbourne Bowling Club, Windsor. 8:00pm. $20.00. LIZ VIOLI Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $30.00. MICHELLE NICOLLE Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $30.00. RITA SATCH BAND The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $30.00. SHANTY TOWN Union Hotel (brunswick), Brunswick. 9:00pm. SHIMONA & THE CAT'S PYJAMAS The Moldy Fig, 9:00pm. SLIPPER Farouk's Olive, Thornbury. 8:00pm. SOLID FOUNDATION 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $2.00. SOMETHING BLUE BAND Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00. TANK DILEMMA Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm.
Melbourne. 3:00pm. THE TWOKS Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:30pm.
WIND SYMPHONY DAY - FEAT: MCM WIND SYMPHONY + MCM CONCERT BAND Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank.
1pm, 4pm, 7:30pm.
Sunday 20 May HIP HOP & R&B ANY RHYTHM SUNDAY GARDEN SHOW - FEAT: N'FA JONES + MANTRA + CHARLIE THREADS + DJ CLEGS
Howler, Brunswick. 3:00pm. BAKER BOY Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 7:30pm.
DEJA VU SUNDAYS - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Co., Southbank. 9:00pm. HOT FUDGE SUNDAYS - FEAT: D'FRO + ILRESPONCE + MORE Lucky Coq,
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS ANGUS & JULIA STONE Forum Theatre,
Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm.
BANDBOOZLED - FEAT: LOOSE MOOSE + THE LESSER GIANTS + JOSE & THE AMIGOS + MORE Satellite Lounge,
BELLE PHOENIX + BILL JACKSON + ROSEMARY HADEN Tago Mago,
BENNY PETERS & THE MISTREATERS
Gem Bar, Collingwood. 7:00pm.
BODRIGGY GOOD BEER WEEK EVENT FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS Labour In Vain,
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Featured Gigs DAVE GRANEY AND THE MISTLY The
Croxton, Thornbury. 4:00pm. $15.00.
DEAD END + FACE FACE + WASTERR + PINCH POINTS Retreat Hotel, Brunswick.
JUST THE KING - ELVIS SHOW (WITH MARCUS JACKSON) Musicland, Fawkner.
KAVA KINGS + CREATURE FEAR
Hey Gringo are an eclectic and earthy funk, jazz and blues outfit who’ll be taking to The Drunken Poet on Saturday May 19. This multi award-winning band of seasoned instrumentalists, singers and songwriters, have notched up four critically-acclaimed albums, toured extensively across Australia and the globe and are certainly not ones to be missed. Head down from 9pm to catch all they have to offer and best of all, entry is free.
Harrison The Gasometer Hotel Launching his debut self-titled EP, Melbourne-born acoustic-folk singersongwriter Harrison is set to play The Gaso on Sunday May 20. With a full band in tow and support from Irish troubadour Áine Tyrrell, there’s also set to be a live painting by Alexandra Lederman on the night – marking this as a truly special gig not to be missed. Tickets are $15 and it’s all going down from 8pm.
Sabbat The Bendigo Hotel Tyrants of Japanese metal, Sabbat, are finally on Australian shores and are set to tear the roof off The Bendigo Hotel on Sunday May 20. Special guests Persecution, Ignivomous, Cemetery Urn and Metalucifer are also set to feature. Doors from 6pm and tickets are $25.
Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. $10.00. LAVA LAKES + SON OF PAUL Old Bar, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. LITTLE ARCHIVE + THE BEGINNING + FOLIA Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm.
MILKBAR COLLECTIVE + JACOB FITZGERALD + DALLIANCE Workers
Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $10.00. NIINE + NEEKO The B.east, Brunswick East. 7:30pm. OCEAN ALLEY Forum Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. OPEN/MIC JAM NIGHTS Musicland, Fawkner. 7:00pm. PETER HEAD Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 4:00pm. ROY “SOULMAN” DARBY Union Hotel (brunswick), Brunswick. 3:30pm. SABBAT + PERSECUTION + IGNIVOMOUS + CEMETERY URN + MORE Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood.
SPOONBILL ROYALE Royal Oak Hotel,
Fitzroy North. 5:00pm.
THE AVENUE PROJECT + SILENCE THE UNKNOWN + ARKEON + SVCRED + SEDDON Tote Hotel, Collingwood.
THE ELLIOTTS + CARAVAN KIDS + GRIM FAWKNER Workers Club, Fitzroy.
WPH + L. LERKENFELDT + TIM COSTER + DJ NATE NOTT Howler, Brunswick.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC
Brunswick. 8:00pm. $20.00.
CYCLO TIMIK + THE SLIPDIXIES Open
Studio, Northcote. 7:00pm.
FINDERS KEEPERS Lomond Hotel,
Lava Lakes will be playing a gorgeous Sunday sesh at Old Bar this Sunday May 20. Son of Paul will be kicking things off as support from 3.30pm and entry is free. Your Sunday is sorted.
Brunswick East. 5:30pm.
Killer Hertz The Evelyn Hotel
Melbourne. 7:30pm. $40.00.
CHRIS WILSON + FENN WILSON + SHANNON BOURNE Memo Music Hall,
St Kilda. 2:00pm. $18.00. DREW MCALISTER Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 3:00pm. ELWOOD BLUES CLUB Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 4:00pm. FRENCH ARIAS - FEAT: GRETA BRADMAN + MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Melbourne Recital Centre,
Southbank. 2:30pm. $64.00.
HARRISON MUSIK + ÁINE TYRRELL + ASHLEY DAVIES + ALEXANDRA LEDERMAN Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.
PINA TUTERI & THE TEMPEST BROTHERS + KÖDA + SKYE + CURIOSA
Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 3:00pm.
QUIVERS + LIAM LINLEY + MILK TEDDY JAMS Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 5:00pm. RHYTHM X REVIVAL Royal Hotel
(mornington), Mornington. 3:00pm. ROB SNARSKI Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 4:00pm. SIME NUGENT & THE CAPES Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 4:00pm. SIMON MCCULLOUGH Inkerman Hotel, Balaclava. 4:00pm. THE DEVIL GOAT FAMILY STRING BAND Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:00pm. THE GLORIOUS Drunken Poet, West
THE MELBOURNE BLUES COLLECTIVE
Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 4:00pm.
THE MOONEE VALLEY DRIFTERS
Grandview Hotel, Fairfield. 3:00pm.
TWENTY SEVEN WINTERS + BILL TOLSON & THE LEARNERS + ACOUSTIC FOXX Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $5.00. VAN WALKER Drunken Poet, West
Monday 21 May
CHRIS YOUNG QUINTET The Jazzlab,
Local soul, disco and jazz juggernauts Squid Nebula are half-way deep into their May residency at The Ev, and will be continuing the festivities this Tuesday May 22. This show will also see a hand-picked secret lineup take to the stage as they continue to celebrate the launch of their EP. Your Tuesday night is sorted – head down from 8pm and pay an easy $10 at the door.
Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 2:00pm. $15.00.
BALKAN BRASS - FEAT: OPA! BATO + OPA SEKO Farouk's Olive, Thornbury. BEN DELVES TRIO Wesley Anne,
Squid Nebula The Evelyn Hotel
CAT CANTERI + BROOKE RUSSELL
Killer Hertz is taking over Mondays at The Ev. There’ll be hip hop and R&B coming from a stack of special guest DJs who promise the best in ‘90s and ‘00s tunes. Head down on Monday May 21 from 8pm to lap it all up, and best of all, entry is free.
ANNALIESE ROSE + COUSIN TOM + WROCLAW Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 2:00pm.
ALPHINGTON + SOULINI 303, Northcote.
Lava Lakes Old Bar
MICHELLE GARDINER + PAIGE SPIERS + PAIGE SMITH Customs House Hotel,
DJ MADDY MAC Catfish, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. FOGGY NOTION + MORE Old Bar,
Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00.
Hey Gringo The Drunken Poet
FREEDOM TIME PARTY - FEAT: SOL NATION + THE BLACK SISTAZ + DARIO MAIA + DJ MANNY Gasometer Hotel,
Collingwood. 2:00pm. $20.00.
HENRY BUTLER Bird's Basement, HERE & NOW - THE FAR EAST SUITE FEAT: STEVE SEDERGREEN Chapel Off
Chapel, Prahran. 7:00pm. $35.00.
MORELAND CITY SOUL REVUE Union Hotel (brunswick), Brunswick. 5:00pm. RUBY PAGE & SCOTT HARRISON Palace Dendy Brighton, Brighton. 1:30pm. $25.00. SUNDAY SESSION SERIES Dizzy's Jazz Club, Richmond. 1:30pm. THE JACKSON DUO The Craft & Co Farm, Bangholme. 1:00pm. VIRUS QUINTET Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 4:00pm. WORLD ON FIRE Open Studio, Northcote. 2:30pm. $10.00. YONDERKID + TIRIO Open Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm. $10.00.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS HE CRIES DIAMONDS + MORE Old Bar,
Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00.
MONDAY BONE MACHINE - FEAT: T-REK Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. TERRY + SPIRITUAL MAFIA + CHAMPION RACEHORSE Northcote
Social Club, Northcote. 7:00pm.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC 303 YARRA BANKS JAM NIGHT 303,
ANDREA KELLER CURATES MASTERS & APPRENTICES The Jazzlab, Brunswick.
FOXYMORONS Open Studio, Northcote.
SCHMILING - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS
Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 6:00pm.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK ELLIOTT GYGER AT 50 - FEAT: MCM NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Melbourne
Recital Centre, Southbank. 6:00pm. $39.00. LISA MILLER & SHANE O'MARA Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm.
Tuesday 22 May JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ALEX PERTOUT & FRENESI AFRO/ LATIN ENSEMBLE The Jazzlab,
Brunswick. 8:00pm. $15.00.
NOW. HERE. THIS - FEAT: BLUME + WATERBIRD + SWERVE & RAHEL + HELIOPOLIS METROPOLIS Toff In
Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. SQUID NEBULA + MORE Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $10.00. UNCOMFORTABLE SCIENCE - FEAT: LACHLAN MITCHELL + MORE Boney,
Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. BAKER BOY Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 7:30pm. RICH BRIAN + NIKI + DON KREZ 170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. SO IN2 U - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS
Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm.
INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS BAD BANGS + BAREFOOT BOWLS CLUB Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 7:30pm.
EASY BROWN'S TRUCKSTOP CHICKEN JAM BAND + OSTRAALY + ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH Tote Hotel,
EMMA KEENAN, JOHNNY B + EMMA KEENAN + JOHNNY B The Moldy Fig,
ERASING STIGMA - GROUP ART SHOW - FEAT: PISS FACTORY + WAY SHIT + FREYA + POUT Old Bar, Fitzroy.
HI NEW LOW + THE RAGLINS Open
Studio, Northcote. 7:00pm.
JUNGLE CUFFS + JUNGLE BREED + PLAZA-TRG Gasometer Hotel,
Collingwood. 7:30pm. $8.00.
NEVR YOUTH CONCERT 2018 - Hamer
Hall (Arts Centre Melbourne), Southbank. 7:30pm. $30.00.
THE AVENUE + STRIPPING ON SUNSET Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd.
THE ENGAGEMENT + FRAME + DIAMONDS OF NEPTUNE Workers
Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $5.00.
ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/ BLUES/FOLK CLARENDON TRIO Melbourne Recital
Centre, Southbank. 6:00pm. $39.00.
IRISH SESSION Lomond Hotel,
Brunswick East. 8:00pm.
JESSE MCCORMACK + CLAIRE PATTI + SAM DAVIES + JESS FOOT 303,
Northcote. 7:00pm. $10.00.
MAKE IT UP CLUB - FEAT: VARIOUS ARTISTS + MORE Bar Open, Fitzroy.
PIANO KARAOKE WITH LISA CRAWLEY Compass Pizza, Brunswick
REVOLVER RETURNS - OPEN MIC NIGHT Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 6:00pm. TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7:00pm. $64.00. TAGO MAGO OPEN MIC Tago Mago, Thornbury. 6:30pm. TRACEY MILLER Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:00pm.
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