SOLEE (BEL/Parquet Recordings) <P> Tickets $20+BF. Doors 3.00 PM
Dec
4
3:00 pm15:00

SOLEE (BEL/Parquet Recordings)

Tickets $20+BF. Doors 3.00 PM

Kicking off his career in the music business over a decade ago working at a vinyl distributor, Stuttgart’s Normen Flaskamp began producing back in 1999. Soon after he was releasing records under various guises, with different labels - but it was in 2006 that his Solee alias was born, propelling him to new heights in the house and techno realm.

His music crosses divides and spans genres, appealing to followers and fans in exotic locales. Maybe James Zabiela is dropping one of his tracks at a sweaty exclusive yacht party at Miami’s WMC as we speak. Or maybe Nick Warren has captured a moment in a cool underground New York club, Solee’s reach is tantalising.

Lady Grey has secured herself a fresh Bunsen burner for this one. For the first time on Australia soil, the unquestioned master of progressive and melodic techno will demonstrate why he has been backed by industry heavy weights, for most of his illustrious 15-year career. A 90-minute Live show sure to draw you hypnotically to your feet.

Tall Shores with Masco Soundsystem & Kate Alexander Band (SOLO) (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
4
8:00 pm20:00

Tall Shores with Masco Soundsystem & Kate Alexander Band (SOLO) (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Directly influenced by the vast intensity of our harsh Australian environment Tall Shores will be gracing the newly built stage upstairs at the Gasometer. Playing some new and used material, you will be sure to swoon and delight. Joining them on the night will be the infamous Masco Sound Sound System who will hypnotise you into a good ol’ fashioned boot scoot. Kicking off the evening will be the always delightful Kate Alexander taking a break from her many bands for the night and going solo.

Didirri Upstairs Residency with Jackson McLaren, Ariela Jacobs, Daniel Trakell <P> Tickets $8+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00PM
Dec
6
8:00 pm20:00

Didirri Upstairs Residency with Jackson McLaren, Ariela Jacobs, Daniel Trakell

Tickets $8+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00PM

Didirri’s December residency will transform the upstairs bandroom of The Gasometer Hotel into a sonic sanctuary. Perched atop the main bar and with a limited capacity audience, the upstairs knook is a perfect location for Didirri to focus his audience’s attention on the finer details and emotions that are portrayed by his threadbare six-string.

Fresh from touring nationally with Jordie Lane, the Melbourne indie artist released a live track “Randy Scouse Git” under Capgun Kids Records as a part of “the Monkees Effect” campaign. The live track, met with rave reviews, was recorded by multi ARIA award winning engineer Doug Brady (John Farnham, Hunters & Collectors, Jimmy Barnes) in the surroundings of Furstock Studios.

Ned Collette With Special Guests Francis Plagne & Crys Cole duo (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00PM
Dec
7
8:00 pm20:00

Ned Collette With Special Guests Francis Plagne & Crys Cole duo (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00PM

NED COLLETTE PLAYS THREE EXCLUSIVE MELBOURNE SHOWS IN DECEMBER

It’s been two and a half years since Ned Collette was last in Australia, touring Wirewalker’s swirling and alchemic 2014 album, ’Networking In Purgatory’. Now he’s returning to play his only Australian shows, the first three Wednesdays of December in the upstairs room at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel. With a new and now very much long awaited double album finally done and due out next year (featuring among other things a collaboration with The Necks’ Chris Abrahams), this is a rare three-off chance to see one of Melbourne’s most compelling prodigal sons in an unusually intimate context. Collette will play different sets each week, touring through five albums and three EPs, from his 2006 domestic folk classic, ‘Jokes & Trials’, to the spectral vistas of 2012’s ‘2’, to previews of the new work. The first week he’ll play solo but after that he’ll be joined by many of his longtime local collaborators on strings, flute, clarinet, guitar and synths, namely, Biddy Connor, Erkki Veltheim, Belinda Woods, Timothy Pledger, Alexander Garsden, and James Rushford. Plus very special guest openers: 7th – Francis Plagne & Crys Cole duo, 14th – Tim Coster, 21st – Mick Turner (Dirty Three). Tickets available from Oztix – be quick, strictly limited to 80 per show. www.thegasometerhotel.com.au www.nedcollette.com

‘Dark and revelatory’ The Wire

‘Australia doesn’t have many better songwriters, neither past nor present’ Mess And Noise

‘His lyrics resonate like age old pronouncements on the nature of things.’ The Age

‘Networking In Purgatory spins on its own axis, somewhere not of these days, possibly not to Collette's advantage but definitely to ours.’ The Quietus

“When he sang, he held the room. A remarkable man.” Beat

‘That was…. poignant. Yeah, ‘poignant’ is the word.’ Brett Sparks, Handsome Family

‘WheeeeeEEEEEEE!!!!’ Joanna Newsom

Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings featuring featuring Tobias Hengeveld, Luke Sinclair, Suzannah Espie, Brooke Russell, Dan Parsons, Emilee South & More! <P> Tickets $15+BF/$18 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM
Dec
8
7:30 pm19:30

Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings featuring featuring Tobias Hengeveld, Luke Sinclair, Suzannah Espie, Brooke Russell, Dan Parsons, Emilee South & More!

Tickets $15+BF/$18 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM

Fraser Montgomery, at The Aviary Recording Studio and Creative Hub, has created a wonderful project to celebrate Melbourne’s incredible scene of songwriters and musicians. He assembled a gang of Melbourne’s finest to record an album, straight to 2" tape, where each artist covered another artist's song. Every artist arranged and interpreted the song in their own way, brought it to the house band on the day and recorded it. It’s a bit great, ain’t it?!

The album is now available as a limited edition vinyl and to launch this baby into the world, the gang will play a special live show at the Gasometer on the 8th December. The whole album will be performed as well as a party set of the artists' favourite songs, sticking with the covers theme.

Melbourne is a big fish in a small pond, and the respect the music community holds for each other's songs and musicianship has been displayed in a record of mutual appreciation, showcasing the quality of performers and writers we have here in our little corner of the world. With this record we have shown that we can do it our way, with our own studio sound and deliver an exciting and timeless album for your listening pleasure.

Nothinge Release Party w/ Second Sight & En.V (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00PM
Dec
8
8:00 pm20:00

Nothinge Release Party w/ Second Sight & En.V (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00PM

Nothinge records and performs Lo-Fi music. Nothinge has had a very strong exploration of music from rock n roll 50’s to industrial 80’s. Since the beginning of its creation, it has been listening to the likes of: The Residents, Severed Heads, James Brown, David Bowie, Suicide, Prince, Ariel Rosenburg, R. Stevie Moore, Jon Maus.

The sound has grown into a wide variety incisions in sound. Referencing Ariel Rosenburg and Jon Maus which have been core influential proprietors to the universal ways of creating music via lo-fidelity. Surpassing the idea of music being purely aesthetic, the artist tries to hint at what is beautiful or disgusting under the toupee. Nothinge considers what it does and compares itself to surrealism.

Using words and sounds like objects and displacing them and making something terrible or beautiful of these materials this way. Nothinge portrays a deeper context of beauty, from flickering mental pictures of a homeless man's mind slowly receding into the dream world to the dark fetishistic seedlings of high noblemen and aristocrats. This will be the special night of the release party of ‘Play Dead’.

The third full album by Nothinge. Come celebrate its existence w/ Second Sight and Masses on Thursday, December 7th.

Foreign Brothers Present The Showcase with Miss Columbia, Prequel, Au Dré, N'fa Jones, Rat Child, Alariiya <P> Tickets $14.99+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.30 PM
Dec
9
Dec 10

Foreign Brothers Present The Showcase with Miss Columbia, Prequel, Au Dré, N'fa Jones, Rat Child, Alariiya

Tickets $14.99+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.30 PM

The Showcase LATE LIVE DANCE party is back! For the 4th edition of our residency, the The Gasometer Hotel will once again be transformed into a 2 stages, immersive space with LIVE MUSIC till 3am and the most eclectic line-up in town. Featuring:

  • Neotropical Dance Music outfit Miss Colombia (SINGLE LAUNCH)
  • Au Dré and her genre defying Gangsta-New-Jazz-Swing-Boogie
  • The Soulful vibes of new 7 piece Melbourne band Rat Child
  • The Afro-Beat sensation Alárìíyá featuring N'fa Jones on freestyle duties
  • The tastemaker himself, Prequel spinning tunes all night

A final Live addition to the line-up will be made early next week so stay tuned!

Lawrence (Dial/Smallville) with Unfettered & Citipower DJ's <P> Tickets $25+BF/$35 on the door. Doors 4.00PM
Dec
10
Dec 11

Lawrence (Dial/Smallville) with Unfettered & Citipower DJ's

Tickets $25+BF/$35 on the door. Doors 4.00PM

Peter M. Kersten is an artist in every sense of the word...

Whether in creating delicate and sincere moments of music as Lawrence or Sten, on labels such as Smallville, Mule music and his own Dial imprint, crafting inexplicably deep and introspective DJ sets for intimate dancefloors or running and curating his own gallery, Mathew, in both Berlin and New York, Lawrence aka Peter Kersten expresses his restrained taste and aesthetic in subtle masterpieces that reward the listener, and the dancer, at every turn.

In a collaboration between Common Ground & citipower, we've brought in a completely new immersive sound system for Lawrence to showcase his refined record bag for the first time in Melbourne on December 10.

Kelly Dance with Special Guests Younis Claire & Sarah Rzek <P> Tickets $10+BF/$12 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
10
8:00 pm20:00

Kelly Dance with Special Guests Younis Claire & Sarah Rzek

Tickets $10+BF/$12 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Kelly Dance discovered Science Fiction World in a quiet local library at the end of her street in Hong Kong, the magazine that would spur her interest in Chinese sci-fi and ultimately shape her upcoming album ‘Wild Grass’. Four songs from which were previewed earlier this year in her new EP ‘All That’s Gained’. “Science fiction was a way for me to connect with my new home,” says Dance. “I moved to Hong Kong in 2013 and knew nothing about China. I had no-idea what people were into - who their heroes were, what they were listening to, what it was like to grow up here - and those stories helped me understand the spirit of the place”.

Inspiration for ‘Wild Grass’ emerged from her science fiction musings and from living and touring in one of the most rapidly changing countries in the world. Dance traveled mostly alone by train to 15 cities in Southern, Central and Northern China, during her 2015 tour where she played at some of China’s most notable festivals including: Sound of the Xity (SOTX), Midi Festival and Chang Jiang International Music Festival. “It’s futuristic and ancient, alien but down to earth,” reflects Dance on China. “Certain records took on new meaning for me; electronic records like Radiohead’s OK computer but also instrumental acoustic records like John Fahey’s blind Joe Death. So we tried to create something that sonically dealt with futuristic themes but also sounded organic and human”. The resulting album embraces a narrative-led lo-fi folk approach while incorporating the soundscapes of these newer, extreme urban milieus: layered synths, mechanical bells and wandering guitars all simmering beneath simple, unwavering melodies.

Wild Grass and its title track take their namesake from a collection of prose-poems written in 1927 by Lu Xun, the Grand-daddy of Chinese Sci-Fi and one of China’s most prolific cultural critics. The song exposes the hopeless plight of ghosts and demons who denounce their resident hell only to become greater enemies of Man. “Brothers sweet brothers in hell,” Dance implores. “Won’t you tell me what’s on your mind? Is it something that we lost when all the fire went out?”

Julia Govor (RUS/Blended Music) <P> Tickets $20+BF. Doors 3.00 PM
Dec
11
5:30 pm17:30

Julia Govor (RUS/Blended Music)

Tickets $20+BF. Doors 3.00 PM

Julia Govor is down right one of the most interesting Russian exports to date, hailing from the small military town of Abkhazia. She began her career DJing the cassettes of popular Russian singles and songs, written by her oldest sister at the local night club. Julia soon became the lead singer in the locally famous military band known as Moryachka, before successfully implanting herself as a TV personality in Moscow.

Relocation to New York has seen Julia perform alongside the likes of Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin and Sven Vath at Output, Time Warp, Awakenings and Electric Zoo. 2016 has seen her gain the support of Pete Tong with releases coming on Cocoon and Russian vinyl only imprint Body Parts / Mind Series.

At the core of Julia's music and live shows is an ever-present element of emotional truth, a quest to redefine her audience’s relationship with beat. Simply put, she firmly believes in churning out sexy techno grooves with dramatic expressions and select layering of sound. We’re privileged to welcome the boundless charm and ambrosial melodies of Julia Govor to Australia for the very first time!

Didirri Upstairs Residency with Mcrobin, The Bean Project, Jane Cameron <P> Tickets $8+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00PM
Dec
13
8:00 pm20:00

Didirri Upstairs Residency with Mcrobin, The Bean Project, Jane Cameron

Tickets $8+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00PM

Didirri’s December residency will transform the upstairs bandroom of The Gasometer Hotel into a sonic sanctuary. Perched atop the main bar and with a limited capacity audience, the upstairs knook is a perfect location for Didirri to focus his audience’s attention on the finer details and emotions that are portrayed by his threadbare six-string.

Fresh from touring nationally with Jordie Lane, the Melbourne indie artist released a live track “Randy Scouse Git” under Capgun Kids Records as a part of “the Monkees Effect” campaign. The live track, met with rave reviews, was recorded by multi ARIA award winning engineer Doug Brady (John Farnham, Hunters & Collectors, Jimmy Barnes) in the surroundings of Furstock Studios.

Ned Collette with Special Guest Tim Coster <P> Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
14
8:00 pm20:00

Ned Collette with Special Guest Tim Coster

Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

NED COLLETTE PLAYS THREE EXCLUSIVE MELBOURNE SHOWS IN DECEMBER

It’s been two and a half years since Ned Collette was last in Australia, touring Wirewalker’s swirling and alchemic 2014 album, ’Networking In Purgatory’. Now he’s returning to play his only Australian shows, the first three Wednesdays of December in the upstairs room at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel. With a new and now very much long awaited double album finally done and due out next year (featuring among other things a collaboration with The Necks’ Chris Abrahams), this is a rare three-off chance to see one of Melbourne’s most compelling prodigal sons in an unusually intimate context. Collette will play different sets each week, touring through five albums and three EPs, from his 2006 domestic folk classic, ‘Jokes & Trials’, to the spectral vistas of 2012’s ‘2’, to previews of the new work. The first week he’ll play solo but after that he’ll be joined by many of his longtime local collaborators on strings, flute, clarinet, guitar and synths, namely, Biddy Connor, Erkki Veltheim, Belinda Woods, Timothy Pledger, Alexander Garsden, and James Rushford. Plus very special guest openers: 7th – Francis Plagne & Crys Cole duo, 14th – Tim Coster, 21st – Mick Turner (Dirty Three). Tickets available from Oztix – be quick, strictly limited to 80 per show. www.thegasometerhotel.com.au www.nedcollette.com

‘Dark and revelatory’ The Wire

‘Australia doesn’t have many better songwriters, neither past nor present’ Mess And Noise

‘His lyrics resonate like age old pronouncements on the nature of things.’ The Age

‘Networking In Purgatory spins on its own axis, somewhere not of these days, possibly not to Collette's advantage but definitely to ours.’ The Quietus

“When he sang, he held the room. A remarkable man.” Beat

‘That was…. poignant. Yeah, ‘poignant’ is the word.’ Brett Sparks, Handsome Family

‘WheeeeeEEEEEEE!!!!’ Joanna Newsom

The Braves, Draught Dodgers, Kit Warhurst (Free Show) <P> Free Entry. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
14
8:00 pm20:00

The Braves, Draught Dodgers, Kit Warhurst (Free Show)

Free Entry. Doors 8.00 PM

THE BRAVES hot off the release of their newest single will be playing unqualified host with the fury of a baseball bat swung by a hard done by Joe pesch, to some of the best in and around the mouth of melbourne town.

DRAUGHT DOGERS whirlwind guitars, V8 fuelled beats, electrified hip shakin' fury & a whole lotta boot stompin' action, as Tim Rogers brand new guitar spanking outfit fronted by Diamond Jack Davies, take to the stage for a night of soul saving rock 'n' roll dance music. Sounding like the demented love child of Beefheart, The Cramps, Stooges & Easybeats, the DRAUGHT DODGERS are here to sonically in trance & make you wanna dance.

KIT WARHURST the reborn, revitalised, rejuvinated! prepare to stare in slack jawed wonderment as the once drummer of Rocket Science turns his prowess towards the guitar, like he was thrust from the bardo thodol and placed as demi god of eastern idols, with three wolf heads, flames pouring from pours and a salacious attitude toward any rule that dont break for him. the self liberator himself sings songs from his latest release.

Alice Ivy x Saatsuma with Special Guest Corin <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
15
7:00 pm19:00

Alice Ivy x Saatsuma with Special Guest Corin

Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Annika Schmarsel aka Alice Ivy’s first foray into music, an ill-fated tryst with the clarinet, was swapped for guitar before Annika began beat-making inspired by the likes of The Avalanches, J Dilla and Bonobo. In the mere 18 months since founding Alice Ivy, Annika has released a string of singles including ‘Touch ft. Georgia Van Etten’ and ‘Almost Here ft RaRa’ that have piqued the interest of music media domestically and abroad and seen her support Remi, Banoffee, Urthboy, complete a near sold out Australian headline tour and perform overseas live dates in the UK, Europe and USA.

SAATSUMA is the collaborative electronic music project of Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues. Their music is driven by elements of neo-soul, hip-hop and house. On stage SAATSUMA are a five-piece live act, fronted by Memphis Kelly and joined by Cesar Rodrigues, Maddy Kelly, Lachlan Stuckey and Andrew Congues. Their captivating live show features analog synths, drums, layered vocals and live samples.

2016 has seen the release of SAATSUMA’s debut singles ‘Storm’ and ‘Floating’, sold out headlining shows in Melbourne, supports for Dorsal Fins, Olympia, Vera Blue and Yeo and playing festivals including BIGSOUND, Melbourne Music Week and Paradise Music Festival.

Triple Tape Launch with Okin Osan (NSW), Allume (SA), Take Your Time & Water Bear (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets TBA. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
15
8:00 pm20:00

Triple Tape Launch with Okin Osan (NSW), Allume (SA), Take Your Time & Water Bear (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets TBA. Doors 8.00 PM

Both launching new releases on Melbourne label, Healthy Tapes - Okin Osan and Allume will be heading down and across respectively to Melbourne for their debut performances in the garden state.

Okin Osan brings surf-rock out of the priced out baby boomer seaside to suburban Sydney, with her new EP recently getting playlisted by FBi Radio/RTR and referred to by 4ZZZ as “simple, joyful pop tunes [with] a lot going on under the hood”. Similarly, Allume has been getting countless praise for her unique style of unassuming, patient and gorgeous ambient-pop sitting somewhere between Julianna Barwick and Lykke Li.

Fresh off their east coast tour with Yeo and a debut 7” through Neat Lawn, diva-house students Take Your Time will be joining the lineup with yet another fresh faced pal from Adelaide, Water Bear (aka. Lauren Abineri).

Magnets - Single Launch with Hachiku & Special Guests <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Magnets - Single Launch with Hachiku & Special Guests

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

After years on the scene hiding behind keys and backing vocals, Magnets has finally stepped out on her own. Her debut single, Fight, was well received both at home and abroad for it's ominous tones and her powerful pop-voice. With adds to rotation on Triple J Unearthed, radio play in America and a film-clip yet to be released by feminist blog, Bitch Media, things aren't set to slow down.

Supporting Magnets on her first outing will be multi-instrumentalist and all round dream-girl, Hachiku to send everyone swaying with her shoe-gaze pop.

$10 on the door w $1 from every ticket sale will be donated to https://www.1800respect.org.au/

More special guests announced soon.

Magnets: www.soundcloud.com/musicbymagnets Hachiku: www.facebook.com/hachiku/

Lalic 'Portal' Launch with Special Guests Baseball & Mick Turner <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Lalic 'Portal' Launch with Special Guests Baseball & Mick Turner

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

LALIĆ's third album "PORTAL" is finally being released after 18 months of excitment, self doubt, work, illness, distraction, overwhelment and all the other things that come with making an album.

Portal is an album about love, magic and transformation.

Supported by legends and friends BASEBALL and MICK TURNER. December 16th at The Gasometer Hotel.

01 Zenith 02 Not Cool 03 Hex Loop 04 Mesec 05 Not That Isis 06 My Idoru (When It's Over) 07 Fuck Love 08 Bad Bliss

Recorded by Stu Mackenzie Mixed by Mladen Lalić Milinković Instrumentation by Mladen Lalić Milinković, Andrew Mcewan, Liam "The Bank" Barton and Lucas George

much love, hope to see you there xoxo Mladen

Keggin and Third Earth's Christmas Miracle (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Keggin and Third Earth's Christmas Miracle (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

It's a Christmas Miracle as good mates Keggin and Third Earth team up for their annual Christmas show at the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood for one night only!

With guests Gumboot and Mike Check (Brisbane), it will be a night of Christmas fun not to forget! ... Well, i mean, depending on how much you drink you may forget some of it, but we won't hold that against you!!!

It all happens on Friday December 16 at the Gasometer Hotel upstairs! Entry is $5, We would love to see ya there to spread Christmas Cheer to all!

sempleLIVE with Confidence Man, Batts, Huntly, Eilish Gilligan, Aeora & Yollks <P> Tickets
Dec
18
2:00 pm14:00

sempleLIVE with Confidence Man, Batts, Huntly, Eilish Gilligan, Aeora & Yollks

Tickets

It’s been a big year for everyone. With so much going on we think it’s time you chilled out with a good ‘ole Sunday Sesh at The Gasometer Hotel.

sempleLIVE is brought to you by the people that gave you an Instagram take-over by Paces' dog. Those who enjoy a good improv vox pop, the ones who have, no doubt, the tallest reviewer at the gigs (the guy with the capes obsession), the good time peeps at a music blog called Semplesize.

Featuring a showcase of local artists and DJs all under one roof (unless the Gaso opens it...) and ready to kick off your Summer. It's going to be a night you may not really remember with people you’ll never forget!

Footy with Shards, Sludge Party, Magic Steven & K R T Z <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 6.00 PM
Dec
18
6:00 pm18:00

Footy with Shards, Sludge Party, Magic Steven & K R T Z

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 6.00 PM

FOOTY will soon be dispersing until later in 2017. We have been creating music as a three piece throughout chunks of this year, and we would like to share it with you one last time. To celebrate the occasion, we've assembled a mixed bag of musical treats...

SWEET WHIRL creates beautiful music that will entrance you. A tape just came out on Nice Music - it will be one for long night-time drives, among other things.

MAGIC STEVEN brings his spoken word wonderings and journeys to our stage. They will enthrall and amuse you.

PONTOON will get things started with a rare set of experimental art-technology music. Prepare your mind, body and soul.

This will all take place at the Gasometer Upstairs stage for $10, with doors opening at 6pm.

Didirri Upstairs Residency with Rowena Wise, The Peeks, Forever Son <P> Tickets $8+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
20
8:00 pm20:00

Didirri Upstairs Residency with Rowena Wise, The Peeks, Forever Son

Tickets $8+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Didirri’s December residency will transform the upstairs bandroom of The Gasometer Hotel into a sonic sanctuary. Perched atop the main bar and with a limited capacity audience, the upstairs knook is a perfect location for Didirri to focus his audience’s attention on the finer details and emotions that are portrayed by his threadbare six-string.

Fresh from touring nationally with Jordie Lane, the Melbourne indie artist released a live track “Randy Scouse Git” under Capgun Kids Records as a part of “the Monkees Effect” campaign. The live track, met with rave reviews, was recorded by multi ARIA award winning engineer Doug Brady (John Farnham, Hunters & Collectors, Jimmy Barnes) in the surroundings of Furstock Studios.

Tetrahedra with Nluke, Las Mar & DJ Pjenne <P> $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
20
Dec 21

Tetrahedra with Nluke, Las Mar & DJ Pjenne

$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

It's the end of another year and Tetrahedra are hosting a couple of fruity little parties for all the people they love. The band have spent 2016 creating and nurturing their off-kilter future pop sound and will be taking over the Gasometer for the last two Tuesdays in December.

Supports from artists that will make you move, groove and feel something all at once.

DJ's will be playing extended sets into the wee hours of the morning. Come and get a little bit fruity to celebrate/commiserate the year that was.

Kitty Bang Xmas at The Gas <P> Tickets $22+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
21
7:00 pm19:00

Kitty Bang Xmas at The Gas

Tickets $22+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

It is time... KITTY XMAS TIME.

Pull on your finery and get ready to be footloose and fancy-free . This is the Christmas show you don't want to miss.

As per-usual Kitty and her HUGE BIG BAND will put you in the mood to make out with strangers and tell everyone around you what you really think...ie, that you love them.

Kitty touches hearts with her unique take on this annual event.

Special Guest to be announced very soon.

GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!!!

www.thegasometerhotel.com.au ♥ ♥ ♥

Ned Collette with Special Guest Mick Turner <P> tickets $10+Bf/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
21
8:00 pm20:00

Ned Collette with Special Guest Mick Turner

tickets $10+Bf/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

NED COLLETTE PLAYS THREE EXCLUSIVE MELBOURNE SHOWS IN DECEMBER

It’s been two and a half years since Ned Collette was last in Australia, touring Wirewalker’s swirling and alchemic 2014 album, ’Networking In Purgatory’. Now he’s returning to play his only Australian shows, the first three Wednesdays of December in the upstairs room at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel. With a new and now very much long awaited double album finally done and due out next year (featuring among other things a collaboration with The Necks’ Chris Abrahams), this is a rare three-off chance to see one of Melbourne’s most compelling prodigal sons in an unusually intimate context. Collette will play different sets each week, touring through five albums and three EPs, from his 2006 domestic folk classic, ‘Jokes & Trials’, to the spectral vistas of 2012’s ‘2’, to previews of the new work. The first week he’ll play solo but after that he’ll be joined by many of his longtime local collaborators on strings, flute, clarinet, guitar and synths, namely, Biddy Connor, Erkki Veltheim, Belinda Woods, Timothy Pledger, Alexander Garsden, and James Rushford. Plus very special guest openers: 7th – Francis Plagne & Crys Cole duo, 14th – Tim Coster, 21st – Mick Turner (Dirty Three). Tickets available from Oztix – be quick, strictly limited to 80 per show. www.thegasometerhotel.com.au www.nedcollette.com

‘Dark and revelatory’ The Wire

‘Australia doesn’t have many better songwriters, neither past nor present’ Mess And Noise

‘His lyrics resonate like age old pronouncements on the nature of things.’ The Age

‘Networking In Purgatory spins on its own axis, somewhere not of these days, possibly not to Collette's advantage but definitely to ours.’ The Quietus

“When he sang, he held the room. A remarkable man.” Beat

‘That was…. poignant. Yeah, ‘poignant’ is the word.’ Brett Sparks, Handsome Family

‘WheeeeeEEEEEEE!!!!’ Joanna Newsom

Shrimpmas 2016 with Chelsea Bleach, The Tropes, Olsen Twins <P> Tickets TBA. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
22
8:00 pm20:00

Shrimpmas 2016 with Chelsea Bleach, The Tropes, Olsen Twins

Tickets TBA. Doors 8.00 PM

THIS IS THE LAST SHRIMPWITCH SHOW FOR A WHILE!

Come celebrate what has been a tremendous year for Shrimpwitch alongside a glorious birthday celebrations of our very own Kim Prawn!!!!

This WILL BE the last show of ours for a while as we nestle down and prepare new shrimp meat for our shrimplings to consume!!!

We are more than thrilled to celebrate the year that was/is 2016 with ....

CHELSEA BLEACH The incredible Chelsea Bleach who are all rad rock dogs and play beautiful dancey, hard-hitting, swoony garage. You may know their hit single, "Public Safety" which is so amazing and we flutter everytime we experience their rock!!

https://www.facebook.com/chelseableachband/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8FZ__kfmHw

THE TROPES The Tropes have a garagey pop fun, cheery feeling that will make you feel like getting down and hugging a mate and having a boogie!

https://www.facebook.com/tropes.the/

Listen:

OLSEN TWINS An amazing two piece that carries moody guitar bits and make you feel like it's 4pm and you feel a bit cheeky and you know they also rock really hard and are so good and such a fan wow.

https://www.facebook.com/olsentwayynz/

COME FOR THE KIM PRAWN, STAY FOR THE ROCK, DANCE AND DRINK WITH THE SHRIMPWITCH. SEE YOU SOON AS IT WILL BE OUR LAST SHOW.... FOR 2016 PLUS, WE HAVE A TEENY HIATUS FOR NEW THINGS TO COME IN THE NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

This event is taking place on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to their elders past and present. This land always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

The Carol Kings with Davey Lane, Dan Luscombe, Phil Gionfrido & Gus Agars <P> Tickets $20+BF. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
23
8:00 pm20:00

The Carol Kings with Davey Lane, Dan Luscombe, Phil Gionfrido & Gus Agars

Tickets $20+BF. Doors 8.00 PM

Once again the Carol Kings (Davey Lane, Dan Luscombe, Phil Gionfriddo, Gus Agars) host a stellar line up of guests singing a plethora of wonderful Christmas songs this year at The Gasometer on Friday 23rd DECEMBER.

Come stuff yer stockings!

Tix $20 + bf or more on the door:

Stay tuned for the full line-up!

Doors 8pm

Ciggie Saturday: Christmas Eve <P> Free Before 3PM. Doors 1.00 PM
Dec
24
Dec 25

Ciggie Saturday: Christmas Eve

Free Before 3PM. Doors 1.00 PM

Tomsk, Ryan Hynes & The Gasometer present:

Ciggie Saturday: Christmas Eve

Roof open, ciggies on the mezzanine, projections fractalizing. Join us for a day to night tripped out dancing frenzy we're gonna go till Jesus is born... and then keep going a little longer

An incredible spread of local talent

Woz Pjenné Life Coach Service Desk Continent (LIVE) Tomsk & Andy Ukhtomsky

VISUALS - ISAAC CHRISTIE

Natalie Gauci - Two Sets! <P> Tickets $18+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
29
8:00 pm20:00

Natalie Gauci - Two Sets!

Tickets $18+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Natalie Gauci is an extraordinary artist, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer with a very powerful voice and an array of exquisitely wrought personal songs with huge crossover appeal.

Natalie auditioned and won Australian Idol. After that exhilarating and life changing experience Natalie went on a journey of self discovery.

After releasing Ray Of Love (Tune In Tokyo) and touring through Europe Natalie took time to reflect, moved to London and put her heart and soul into being a singer/songwriter.

Determined to record the music that was in her head through these moments of uncertainty, Natalie gradually pieced together a collection of songs in the form of the ‘Free Falling EP’ released March 2016.

The release reinforces Natalie’s ability as a songwriter and showcases a return to her musical roots, without compromise. This is Natalie Gauci’s journey of rediscovery and after 8 years she’s found her voice again.

Having successfully crowd funded her new Album “The Real Journey” which is set for release March 2017, Natalie is embarking on a pre tour in Australia to showcase her new material (and old), to her fans at home mid Jan 2017.

Slow Grind Fever New Years Eve with Benny & The Flybyniters, Mojo Juju & More! <P> Tickets $40+BF
Dec
31
Jan 1

Slow Grind Fever New Years Eve with Benny & The Flybyniters, Mojo Juju & More!

Tickets $40+BF

Slow Grind Fever is aroused to present our largest night yet this New Years Eve, transforming The Gasometer bandroom into the red-lit, smoke-filled den of iniquity that is Slow Grind Fever. Legendary r'n'b combo Benny & The Flybyniters, with special guest vocalist Mojo Juju, shall ring in the new year with a live set of slow grinders, while our DJs Richie1250, Mohair Slim & Pierre Baroni, alongside special guest DJs Emma Peel and Mojo Juju, shall spin erotic mid centrury phonograph records all through the night. Records made of such slow and sensual stuff, they may make us forgot our vows of chastity mid-song. God help us all.

SLOW GRIND FEVER NEW YEARS EVE ft. Benny & The Flybyniters with special guest vocalist Mojo Juju (live) with DJs Richie1250, Mohair Slim, Pierre Baroni, Emma Peel and Mojo Juju Sat Dec 31st - 9pm to 3am at The Gasometer Hotel (Bandroom) $40+bf presale, $50 on the door tix via www.thegasometerhotel.com.au

PARCELS (Berlin) with Special Guests <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20.00 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Jan
4
8:00 pm20:00

PARCELS (Berlin) with Special Guests

Tickets $15+BF/$20.00 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Parcels are a disco-pop group from Byron Bay Australia. But yearning for the cooler breezes of Europe’s musical hub , the band moved to Berlin to apply their electro-groove tunes to the big stage. Over the last two years, the five 20 years olds have played shows across Europe, signed with hip-French label Masion Kitsune and began releasing their second EP ‘Hideout’. Live, Parcels provide a dance party with infectious grooves, sparkling electronics and a five man vocal harmony explosion. With the European winter approaching, Parcels are returning home for the warm sands and to re-connect with their home audience.

Hooking up with Melbourne groovers The Lovely Days, this night will be a unstoppable party, with a sweet retro touch. Don’t miss Parcels debut Melbourne show!

Norachi/Miris/Loure <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM
Jan
6
Jan 7

Norachi/Miris/Loure

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM

Local Melbourne Electronic artists Norachi, Miris, and Loure are proud to present their all live Melbourne showcase at the Gasometer on January 6th. Providing a night full of a variety of different genres from ambient through to techno, all acts are set to deliver a range of unique and diverse sounds for your enjoyment. With both Norachi and Miris currently making waves within Melbourne's techno scene and Loure finally set for his debut, the night is sure to be full of refreshing and original music for the pleasures of all to enjoy.

Forever Ends Here 'Imagine This' Tour with Special Guests <P> Tickets $15+BF/$35+BF VIP. Doors 1.00 PM
Jan
7
1:00 pm13:00

Forever Ends Here 'Imagine This' Tour with Special Guests

Tickets $15+BF/$35+BF VIP. Doors 1.00 PM

On August 19, Sydney pop/rockers Forever Ends Here released their highly anticipated debut album titled ‘Imagine This’. Fresh off the road from supporting Canadian band Simple Plan, Forever Ends Here will hit the road on their own headlining tour in January 2017.

The four young 20-somethings from Sydney’s North Shore dropped the first teaser of their full length in February (2016) with the release of ‘Chapters’. In May (2016), the band released their second single, ‘Search The Night’, to fans without warning – the accompanying music video shot on Sydney’s famous Harbour.

Since the band’s inception in 2011, Forever Ends Here – featuring Brothers Luke (Vocals / Guitar) and Kane McChesney (Drums), Mav Burnett (Bass) and Arran Barker (Guitar) – have matured musically since their 2013 release of the ‘From Where I’d Rather Be’ EP. Having garnered support slots with the likes of Simple Plan, Tonight Alive, Short Stack, Hands Like Houses and Neck Deep the band have amassed a solid fan base with four of their own headlining tours under their belt and over 17,000 Facebook likes.

‘Imagine This’ has been three years in the making. “We've really grasped the importance of doing what feels right to us,” Luke says. “We're writing songs that make us feel good and I think that's the most important thing you can do.”

“The album feels much more cohesive, it feels more progressive and it’s a work that we are more proud of than anything we have released in the past,” says Kane.

In the space of five short years, the four piece have amassed a following that rivals the local scene that’s flooded with aspiring pop-punk bands.

Forever Ends Here have always maintained a reputation for their fun and energetic live shows, the the59thsound.com website describing their performance “without a single flaw”.

“Forever Ends Here shows have always been about the energy and the vibe,” says Kane.

“We spend so much time putting together new and exciting set lists and song arrangements,” adds Luke. “We do everything we can to make sure you have the best time”.

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer! <P> Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00 PM
Jan
12
8:00 pm20:00

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer!

Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00 PM

Singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer is taking over the beloved Gasometer for six nights throughout January, February and March, 2017.

“It’s time for me to re-connect to my audience with nothing but a piano and a microphone, and Australia has always been really fertile ground for me.” (AFP)

Palmer has spent most American winters in Australia, notably making her last full kickstarter-funded album “Theatre Is Evil” at Sing Sing studios in Melbourne in 2012, then returning to Melbourne in the winter of 2014 to pen her best-selling book “The Art of Asking”. Palmer is going to be taking up residence again in Fitzroy, this time with her son, and hopes to write new material.

She’s scheduled SIX shows at The Gasometer as a playground to experiment with new songs in front of a live crowd.

“I love playing to my weird little Melbourne family - we’ve gotten to know each other very well over the years, and it’s nice to go back to playing to crowds of just a few hundred at a time so you can really feel the effect of the songs on people - something gets lost when you’re playing to crowds of 1,500.” (AFP)

David Bowie Tribute Night with DJ Nathan Jones & Tigers on Vaseline <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM
Jan
14
Jan 15

David Bowie Tribute Night with DJ Nathan Jones & Tigers on Vaseline

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM

Press your space faces close to ours at the Gasometer, 484 Smith Street Collingwood. One year on, since the great man left us, and to celebrate his 70th birthday, Djs Nathan Jones and Tigers on Vaseline will be spinning all Bowie, from the hits, through to deep cuts and rarities, as well as tunes from Bowie friends, like Iggy, Lou, Mott the Hoople, Queen, Mick Jagger, Nine Inch Nails, Pet Shop Boys, Arcade Fire, and more. So, put on whatever colour your favourite shoes are and dance the blues! With proceeds going to CanTeen – supporting young people with cancer.

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer! <P> Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00 PM
Jan
19
8:00 pm20:00

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer!

Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00 PM

Singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer is taking over the beloved Gasometer for six nights throughout January, February and March, 2017.

“It’s time for me to re-connect to my audience with nothing but a piano and a microphone, and Australia has always been really fertile ground for me.” (AFP)

Palmer has spent most American winters in Australia, notably making her last full kickstarter-funded album “Theatre Is Evil” at Sing Sing studios in Melbourne in 2012, then returning to Melbourne in the winter of 2014 to pen her best-selling book “The Art of Asking”. Palmer is going to be taking up residence again in Fitzroy, this time with her son, and hopes to write new material.

She’s scheduled SIX shows at The Gasometer as a playground to experiment with new songs in front of a live crowd.

“I love playing to my weird little Melbourne family - we’ve gotten to know each other very well over the years, and it’s nice to go back to playing to crowds of just a few hundred at a time so you can really feel the effect of the songs on people - something gets lost when you’re playing to crowds of 1,500.” (AFP)

The Teskey Brothers 'Half Mile Harvest' Launch with Cookin' On Three Burners, Pierre Baroni (DJ) & Edd Fisher (DJ)
Jan
20
Jan 21

The Teskey Brothers 'Half Mile Harvest' Launch with Cookin' On Three Burners, Pierre Baroni (DJ) & Edd Fisher (DJ)

The Teskey brothers are a 4 piece soul/blues band from Warrandyte, Vic. They will be launching their new LP "Half Mile Harvest" on the 20th of january 2017 at the Gasometer.

After the great success of their sold out EP launch in September the boys are keen to share the new album with you. unfortunately may people missed out on tickets to the last show, so be sure to take advantage of the online pre-sale special and secure your spot on the night. (insert link)

The teskey brothers will be joined once agin by a horn section, hammond organ and many more exciting additions to the band for your listening and viewing pleasure.

With support from Cookin' on 3 burners and Vanessa Wawruszak as well as DJ Pierre Baroni (PBS) and DJ Ed fischer (PBS) it is shaping up to be an amazing night of music, ranging from blues and soul to funk and a little taste of western swing.

This is a very special night for the Teskey brothers and is the culmination of 2 years working on the Album. Be sure to book online for your chance to catch The Teskey brothers like you've never seen them before. doors at 7:30pm and we will be kicking on all the way to 3am with the help of our DJ's so lets make this a night to remember.

Laneway Presents, Penny Drop & RRR Bring You 'Car Seat Headrest' (USA) with Jarrow <P> Tickets $39.60+BF. Doors 8.00PM
Feb
2
8:00 pm20:00

Laneway Presents, Penny Drop & RRR Bring You 'Car Seat Headrest' (USA) with Jarrow

Tickets $39.60+BF. Doors 8.00PM

“Ahead of the pack as an imaginative singer-songwriter, capable of crafting dynamic indie rock.” - Pitchfork (Best New Music)

“A talent to be reckoned with.” - Rolling Stone (4/5 stars)

"Car Seat Headrest’s Teens of Denial is not just the rock album of the year, but may be the emergence of a new musical genius." - The Saturday Paper

Will Toledo of CAR SEAT HEADREST is coming to Australia for the very first time for the Laneway tour.

Before signing to Matador Records in 2014, the 23 year old artist had already crafted an 11 album catalogue of staggering depth, all self-released on Bandcamp. His formal studio debut, 2016’s Teens of Denial, has everything you want from a rock album within one song. Check out album opener ‘Fill In the Blank’. With inspired guitar riffs, ambitious indie-rock anthems, and clever reflections of 20-something life, Teens of Denial is one of the best albums of the year. Live, Car Seat Headrest performs with a full band.

For The Gasometer Hotel show, Car Seat Headrest will be supported by low-fi indie pop act Jarrow, who recently shared his outstanding debut LP 2003 Dream.

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer <P> Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00PM
Feb
15
8:00 pm20:00

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer

Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00PM

Singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer is taking over the beloved Gasometer for six nights throughout January, February and March, 2017.

“It’s time for me to re-connect to my audience with nothing but a piano and a microphone, and Australia has always been really fertile ground for me.” (AFP)

Palmer has spent most American winters in Australia, notably making her last full kickstarter-funded album “Theatre Is Evil” at Sing Sing studios in Melbourne in 2012, then returning to Melbourne in the winter of 2014 to pen her best-selling book “The Art of Asking”. Palmer is going to be taking up residence again in Fitzroy, this time with her son, and hopes to write new material.

She’s scheduled SIX shows at The Gasometer as a playground to experiment with new songs in front of a live crowd.

“I love playing to my weird little Melbourne family - we’ve gotten to know each other very well over the years, and it’s nice to go back to playing to crowds of just a few hundred at a time so you can really feel the effect of the songs on people - something gets lost when you’re playing to crowds of 1,500.” (AFP)

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer! <P> Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00 PM
Feb
22
8:00 pm20:00

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer!

Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00 PM

Singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer is taking over the beloved Gasometer for six nights throughout January, February and March, 2017.

“It’s time for me to re-connect to my audience with nothing but a piano and a microphone, and Australia has always been really fertile ground for me.” (AFP)

Palmer has spent most American winters in Australia, notably making her last full kickstarter-funded album “Theatre Is Evil” at Sing Sing studios in Melbourne in 2012, then returning to Melbourne in the winter of 2014 to pen her best-selling book “The Art of Asking”. Palmer is going to be taking up residence again in Fitzroy, this time with her son, and hopes to write new material.

She’s scheduled SIX shows at The Gasometer as a playground to experiment with new songs in front of a live crowd.

“I love playing to my weird little Melbourne family - we’ve gotten to know each other very well over the years, and it’s nice to go back to playing to crowds of just a few hundred at a time so you can really feel the effect of the songs on people - something gets lost when you’re playing to crowds of 1,500.” (AFP)

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer! <P> Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00 PM
Mar
2
8:00 pm20:00

AFP Takes Over The Gasometer!

Tickets $50 (Booking Fee Inclusive). Doors 8.00 PM

Singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer is taking over the beloved Gasometer for six nights throughout January, February and March, 2017.

“It’s time for me to re-connect to my audience with nothing but a piano and a microphone, and Australia has always been really fertile ground for me.” (AFP)

Palmer has spent most American winters in Australia, notably making her last full kickstarter-funded album “Theatre Is Evil” at Sing Sing studios in Melbourne in 2012, then returning to Melbourne in the winter of 2014 to pen her best-selling book “The Art of Asking”. Palmer is going to be taking up residence again in Fitzroy, this time with her son, and hopes to write new material.

She’s scheduled SIX shows at The Gasometer as a playground to experiment with new songs in front of a live crowd.

“I love playing to my weird little Melbourne family - we’ve gotten to know each other very well over the years, and it’s nice to go back to playing to crowds of just a few hundred at a time so you can really feel the effect of the songs on people - something gets lost when you’re playing to crowds of 1,500.” (AFP)

AFP TAKES OVER THE GASOMETER! <P> TICKETS $50 (BOOKING FEE INCLUSIVE). DOORS 8.00 PM
Mar
9
8:00 pm20:00

AFP TAKES OVER THE GASOMETER!

TICKETS $50 (BOOKING FEE INCLUSIVE). DOORS 8.00 PM

Singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer is taking over the beloved Gasometer for six nights throughout January, February and March, 2017.

“It’s time for me to re-connect to my audience with nothing but a piano and a microphone, and Australia has always been really fertile ground for me.” (AFP)

Palmer has spent most American winters in Australia, notably making her last full kickstarter-funded album “Theatre Is Evil” at Sing Sing studios in Melbourne in 2012, then returning to Melbourne in the winter of 2014 to pen her best-selling book “The Art of Asking”. Palmer is going to be taking up residence again in Fitzroy, this time with her son, and hopes to write new material.

She’s scheduled SIX shows at The Gasometer as a playground to experiment with new songs in front of a live crowd.

“I love playing to my weird little Melbourne family - we’ve gotten to know each other very well over the years, and it’s nice to go back to playing to crowds of just a few hundred at a time so you can really feel the effect of the songs on people - something gets lost when you’re playing to crowds of 1,500.” (AFP)

Folk Uke (USA) & Dog Trumpet ONLY MELBOURNE DATE ON AUSTRALIAN TOUR <P> tickets $25+BF/$30 on the door. Doors 7.00 PM
Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

Folk Uke (USA) & Dog Trumpet ONLY MELBOURNE DATE ON AUSTRALIAN TOUR

tickets $25+BF/$30 on the door. Doors 7.00 PM

Folk Uke (guitar and ukulele), a super duo that comprises Amy Nelson, daughter of Willie, and Cathy Guthrie, daughter of Arlo. Don't believe the rumours. Folk Uke is not totally amazing. They're just kind of amazing. If you find yourself at a Folk Uke show, you are in for a treat— but maybe not the kind of treat that you like the taste of. Come to a show and see for yourself.

Starfucker, Folk Uke’s new concept album, features Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson’s ethereal harmonies woven with both heartfelt and occasionally indecent lyrics. http://folkuke.com/index.html Dog Trumpet is a family affair spearheaded by brothers Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa, former founding members of iconic Australian Aria award winning and Hall of Fame band Mental As Anything. Over the last twenty years as Dog Trumpet they have released five albums. They continue their sonic alchemy of roots based, folk, pop, country and semi-abstract blues with their sixth and best release, a double album, Medicated Spirits. Dog Trumpet will be releasing a “Best of” in 2016/7 as well as more touring both here in Australia and overseas. www.dogtrumpet.net


The Outpost Presents A Serious, Sirius Space Party <P> Tickets $15 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM
Dec
3
Dec 4

The Outpost Presents A Serious, Sirius Space Party

Tickets $15 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM

"They mostly come out at night. Mostly" - Carrie Henn

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Get on board The Outpost’s night-flight to Venus and beyond, this December at the glorious Gasometer.

Cosmic disco will be being served by your crew Whiskey Houston, Mr Weir and our special guest, space-cowboy Hysteric. Come along, dance among the stars and lose your heart to a starship trooper.

This is a mixed event for gay guys and gals and extraordinary terrestrials. No dickheads, homophobes or dark lords.

Lift-off is from 9pm, with re-entry at 3am. $15 on the door.

Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.

Ben's Birthday/DIET. Christmas Party with Cosmos, TNHW & Quinny (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
2
Dec 3

Ben's Birthday/DIET. Christmas Party with Cosmos, TNHW & Quinny (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

FRIENDS OF DIET. Christmas is dawning on us, and Benny hasn't done shit for his Birthday yet so we're morphing the two celebrations into one stonka UPSTAIRS at the Gaso.

Eye Tea Quinny as well as Miles Føgi and Rudeboy Mechanix of The Neighbourhood Watch have kindly put their sweaty hands up to play records as the night gets old and nasty, and Cosmos will be rocking out with their art smocks out early on.

This will be our last gig in the city until well into next year so dive in people

Entry $5

Doors at 8pm

Our Golden Friend's First Birthday with Totally Mild, Gabriella Cohen, Ferla, Jade Imagine, Poppongene, 808s & Greatest Hits <P> tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 7.00 PM
Dec
1
Dec 2

Our Golden Friend's First Birthday with Totally Mild, Gabriella Cohen, Ferla, Jade Imagine, Poppongene, 808s & Greatest Hits

tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 7.00 PM

Come and celebrate the very first day of summer under the open roof at the Gaso (weather pending of course, this is Melbourne people!) with us and a supreme line-up of the incredible artists that we are blessed to work with. There will be live sets from Totally Mild, Gabriella Cohen, jade imagine, FERLA, POPPONGENE and 808s and Greatest Hits. Plus our gal DJ BABYSHAKES (Full Flower Moon Band) will be bringing the jams in-between the bands and late into the night.

Wouldn't Mama Be Proud #1 with River Blue (Solo), Baby Poor & PEMBO <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM
Nov
30
7:30 pm19:30

Wouldn't Mama Be Proud #1 with River Blue (Solo), Baby Poor & PEMBO

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM

The Question - Wouldn’t Mama Be Proud?

The proof? In the pudding.

WOULDN’T MAMA BE PROUD - WED 30th Nov $5 on the door from 7.30pm

Causers of consistent maternal pride, we present to you 3 of the finest. ———————————— LACHLAN DUTHIE (SOLO) BABY POOR (JOSH MIOSCU) PEMBO (PATRICK COTTER & EM SOUTHWELL ——————————————————— Don’t sleep on this one. Come drink the beer, watch the music, talk the words, do the thing. It’ll be nice.

Consider it a fond farewell to Uni, a year of winter, & a year of madness

Say Yes. x

Art by @Jeff Van Daatselaar

Swooping Duck November Residency with Las Mar <P> Tickets $18+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00PM
Nov
29
8:00 pm20:00

Swooping Duck November Residency with Las Mar

Tickets $18+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00PM

Tuesdays in November will see Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss and Paul Bender perform as Swooping Duck, a 100% improvised music performance, no tunes, zero material to fall back on. Just ears, adrenaline, focus, being in the moment, pure improvisation.

After sold out shows in London at the prestigious Ronnie Scott's and turning the Northsea Jazz Festival Club on it's head and a few world tours with Hiatus Kaiyote under their belt, they have returned to their spiritual home of Melbourne to nest for the summer and unleash a month of frenetic music at The Gasometer Hotel.
Each week they will be joined by some of the extended sonic family including Jamil Zacharia, Uncomfortable Science, ONAJE (Leigh Fisher) and Clever Austin (Perrin Moss).

Whatever, Forever x Zen Haircuts with Special Guests Love Games & Lockewave (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
27
7:00 pm19:00

Whatever, Forever x Zen Haircuts with Special Guests Love Games & Lockewave (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Best friends and better lovers Whatever, Forever and Zen Haircuts will be heading interstate from Sydney together for the first time this November.

Whatever, Forever released their first EP 'Teach Me What Love Is Again' late August to an overwhelming response from both local and interstate audiences.

Zen Haircuts are set to release lead single 'Flower St.' off their debut EP released in October - a track sure to melt the hearts of all those lucky enough to spill into its wake.

Teaming up with Melbourne buddies Love Games & Lockewave, prepare yourself for an evening of sad songs over beer and laughs!

See you at upstairs at The Gaso on the 27th of November, bring a fiver so that Zennies & Whatever Forever can afford the petrol to make it back home!

Cleric (UK/Clergy/Figure) & Reflec (UK/Lobster Theremin) <P> Tickets $20+BF. Doors 3.00 PM
Nov
27
3:00 pm15:00

Cleric (UK/Clergy/Figure) & Reflec (UK/Lobster Theremin)

Tickets $20+BF. Doors 3.00 PM

UK-based producer Cleric has not only established himself as a bona fide talent and key player in the International Techno world, but also as a prolific artist on Figure & Infrastructure New York. Whilst releasing five EP’s with Len Faki’s powerhouse label, Cleric has put innovation at the forefront of his endeavours by starting his own imprint Clergy.

Featuring alongside Cleric is up and comer Reflec. The UK based producer has been developing his catalogue on a number of labels, including Dutch label Dynamic Reflections and Lobster Theremin. September of this year saw the pair join forces to launch a series of collaborative works and new label Works Unit.

These two heavy hitters have been making waves with their melodic techno collaboration and are set to join Lady Grey for their Australian debut, which will see both artists deliver a powerful 3hr set each.

Common Ground Pres. Max Graef (GER/Box Aus Holz) <P> Tickets $25+BF. Doors 9.00PM
Nov
26
Nov 27

Common Ground Pres. Max Graef (GER/Box Aus Holz)

Tickets $25+BF. Doors 9.00PM

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As night time settles in the party does not. Max Graef will be taking over proceedings for the evening at none other than the Gasometer for an incredible night of moving and shaking. Max may be young but he knows what's up and is not to be missed. Hailing from the good times mecca (the berls), this man ooze’s talent, with OYE records and Box Aus Holz crews behind him he cant put a foot wrong. Putting everything out to show on his debut LP ‘Rivers of The Red Planet’ his hip-hop and jazz influenced brand of music was a refreshing change of pace. Max’s DJ sets mimic his production in playing everything from J Dilla to J Mills.

Join us at he Gasometer for guaranteed fun filled evening with Max Graef and some favourite local jocks to bring in summer and everything that comes with it.

MUSO Artist Development 2016 Showcase <P> Tickets $10+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 2.00PM
Nov
26
2:00 pm14:00

MUSO Artist Development 2016 Showcase

Tickets $10+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 2.00PM

After a massive year of launches, triumphed battles and sell out shows, local indi support label ‘MUSO’ is hosting their 2016 Xmas gig @ the Gaso for friends, fans and families alike. So tell gran to don the hearing aid, cause we’ll be showcasing the finest in local indie talent from 2pm, with a special surprise launch to boot!

Brought to you by the same crew who host the all ages ‘Dr.Vandango’s’ events in Melbourne’s east, the lineup will incl. Ghost In The Machine, Uzumaki, The Avenue & many more.

Last gig of the year! All Ages Event!

Leonard Cohen Tribute - 'Dance Me To The End Of Love' With Special Guests! <P> Tickets $15+BF/$18 on the door. Doors 8.00PM
Nov
25
8:00 pm20:00

Leonard Cohen Tribute - 'Dance Me To The End Of Love' With Special Guests!

Tickets $15+BF/$18 on the door. Doors 8.00PM

Friday November 25th at The Gasometer Hotel will be a night dedicated to the music of Leonard Cohen. His recent passing has led to a worldwide outpouring of grief and love for his music and poetry. Join us as many local musicians come together to play his songs and celebrate his legacy. Proceeds from the night will go to the Melbourne Youth Support Services.

Cat Canteri, Brooke Russell, Zoe K, Michael Plater, Charm of Finches, Amarina Waters, Jackson Reid Briggs, Charlie Marshall, Coda Chroma, Nathan Seeckts, Jemma Rowlands plus more!

William Crighton // Leah Senior // The Gasometer Upstairs <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
24
8:00 pm20:00

William Crighton // Leah Senior // The Gasometer Upstairs

Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

An intimate performance featuring the unique and powerful songwriting of William Crighton and Leah Senior in the lead up to their performances at Queenscliff Music Festival.

Tickets $12 and b/f $15 on the door

A son of the Riverina, William Crighton's work is relentless in its navigation of life. His songs are defiant. They deal in revenge, faith, grievances, drug addiction and suicide but amidst the turmoil there is a strong force of hope and a belief in love and the skin of a lover. His music is bold and visceral, uncompromising.

William Crighton is a voice crying from the wilderness of south western NSW.

Leah Senior’s music falls into a dim wallpapered room of slightly out of tune parlour guitars and the ghosts of Summer and 1960s Britain. The blinds are drawn and the songs are covered in a fine layer of dust yet there is sunlight peaking through the gaps, a silver lining to a dusky tone and a sense of humour behind the tragedy. Leah’s debut album “Summer’s On The Ground” recorded in a rickety abandoned hall reveals a haunting and intimate storyteller, Rolling Stone saying “this is insular music, akin to eavesdropping on someone else’s prettily conveyed thoughts”. Leah Senior's new album was recorded with Joey Walker of King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard and is set to come out early next year.

“Meandering weirdo”- audience member at Meeniyan Town Hall 2016.

A Tribute To Passi Jo with Musiki Manjaro, Soukous Ba Congo & Jabula & Warako Musica <P> Tickets $10+Donations on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
24
8:00 pm20:00

A Tribute To Passi Jo with Musiki Manjaro, Soukous Ba Congo & Jabula & Warako Musica

Tickets $10+Donations on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Jabulah & Warako Musica, Musiki Manjaro and Soukous Ba Congo come together to pay tribute to award-winning Congolese musician Passi Jo, a direct descendent of the Balari Troubadours who travelled from village to village singing about love, hate, death, friendship and all aspects of everyday life in Africa. Passi Jo embraced this musical legacy in his musical career across Africa, Europe and Australia.

Passi Jo was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and moved to Paris in 1982 where he began a chain of successful international tours that introduced and endeared him to fans throughout Europe, North and South America, and Oceania, as well as continuing his popularity in his African homeland.

In 1990 he toured Australia with Tchico Tchicaya, and relocated permanently to Australia in 1993. Passi Jo's musical career spanned over three decades with more than 15 album releases and he formed Warako Musica in Melbourne in 1998.

DATE CHANGE: Arbes 'Psalms' Launch with  Jimmy Chang Hot Tuna & Cyanide Thornton. <P> Tickets $5+BF. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
23
8:00 pm20:00

DATE CHANGE: Arbes 'Psalms' Launch with Jimmy Chang Hot Tuna & Cyanide Thornton.

Tickets $5+BF. Doors 8.00 PM

WE'RE BACK! ARBES ARE BACK BABY!

Our second ever EP Psalms is out October 7, so naturally we're throwing a big old party down at The Gaso. We've kept ourselves out of sight for six months, putting all our time and care into this release, but it's at last ready to be shared and celebrated with you all.

It'll be mid spring, there'll be special visuals, the finest supports, and for the first time ever, there'll be an extra instrument and player joining us on stage to enhance and enrich our soundz.

Very stoked to have gems Jimmy Chang Hot Tuna and Cyanide Thornton on board with us for the night.

Presale tickets are $8 via Oztix (incl. booking fee!) - ensure yrself a spot! Or alternatively, you can buy a ticket on the door for $10.

Should be selling tapes and CD'S of Psalms at the merch desk – details on prices TBA.

This is a safe gig! Everyone is welcome; kindness and respect is assumed. Unisex bathrooms will be adopted on the night.

We acknowledge that this gig is taking place on stolen Wurundjeri land, we pay our respects to elders past and present. Sovereignty never ceded. **

Swooping Duck September Residency with Onaje <P> Tickets $18+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00PM
Nov
22
8:00 pm20:00

Swooping Duck September Residency with Onaje

Tickets $18+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00PM

Tuesdays in November will see Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss and Paul Bender perform as Swooping Duck, a 100% improvised music performance, no tunes, zero material to fall back on. Just ears, adrenaline, focus, being in the moment, pure improvisation.

After sold out shows in London at the prestigious Ronnie Scott's and turning the Northsea Jazz Festival Club on it's head and a few world tours with Hiatus Kaiyote under their belt, they have returned to their spiritual home of Melbourne to nest for the summer and unleash a month of frenetic music at The Gasometer Hotel.
Each week they will be joined by some of the extended sonic family including Jamil Zacharia, Uncomfortable Science, ONAJE (Leigh Fisher) and Clever Austin (Perrin Moss).

Frank's Party with Jennifer Loveless, Amateur Dance & More! (UPSTAIRS) <P> Free Entry. Doors 3.00 PM
Nov
20
Nov 21

Frank's Party with Jennifer Loveless, Amateur Dance & More! (UPSTAIRS)

Free Entry. Doors 3.00 PM

We're having our first birthday and launching our Summer line at the Gaso. The likes of Amateur Dance, Jennifer Loveless and a host of others will be spinning killer tunes, with visual displays pumping from local artists. Come down to sink some $5 sample tins, have a chat and relax in to Summer.

Audio Stimulation: Amateur Dance Jennifer Loveless Hamish Mitchell Huw Orleans Slim Vibrato Kuta Gleeson Errol

Visual Stimulation: Blend93 MJ Clare Moore Frank Forever

Physiological Stimulation: $5 Sample tins

Entry's free all day and night, and you'll have the chance to grab our summer line "Cooked / Chill" before it's in stores and online on Monday.

Kicking off at 3 until 1, with preview purchases for "Cooked / Chill" available until around 8. Visuals and art will be happening all night long.

Jamaica Jump Up #20 with DJ Cassawarrior, Johnny Longshot, Queen Jigzie & More! <P> Tickets $10 for PBS Members, $15 for Future Members. Doors 9.00 PM
Nov
19
Nov 20

Jamaica Jump Up #20 with DJ Cassawarrior, Johnny Longshot, Queen Jigzie & More!

Tickets $10 for PBS Members, $15 for Future Members. Doors 9.00 PM

Phwoar, twenty big ones! Come and join us for the twentieth edition in a row of PBS 106.7FM’s monthly ska, rocksteady and early reggae party Jamaica Jump-Up.

Fresh from Ethiopia, special guest DJ Cassawarrior (NZ) will be going head-to-head with Jamaica Jump-Up resident and host of PBS’ Blue Juice, Mr Mohair Slim, to throw down their best selections on the decks.

Kilmarnock Steve (The Ska Vendors, Melbourne Ska Orchestra) will be putting down the mic and picking up the vinyl as he steps in to share his collection as our opening DJ. Miss Fee, Fabulous Fez and DJ Lady Erica will also be joining the party as this month’s guest selectors.

Bringing in the live action will be none other than Johnny Longshot – playing their own blend of original songs and versions from the vaults of classic ska, rocksteady and reggae.

And, as always, we’re very excited to welcome back the one and only Queen Jigzie (JA) to bring all the good vibrations as MC for the night.

As usual, door sales only, so get down early! If weather permits, we’ll be dancing under stars as The Gasometer has thrown the roof open! Party starts at 9pm, til stumps at 3am.

HERO with The Fourth & Sissysocks (UPSTAIRS) <P> Free Entry. Doors 8.30 PM
Nov
19
8:00 pm20:00

HERO with The Fourth & Sissysocks (UPSTAIRS)

Free Entry. Doors 8.30 PM

Stars fall. Planets align.

At the dawn of her thirtieth year, the HERO is here. Mesmeric. Ethereal. Droning. Hymnal. Dirging. Ecstatic. Launching the long-awaited music video for 'Branches Laden Heavy'.

In support, The Fourth unveil their haunting, atmospheric brand of rock, and Sissysocks sighs in blissful, electronic oblivion.

Archetypes rise. Mythologies fight. Legends reign.

Peter Joseph Head 'Lightens Up' Launch with The Finks & Open Swimmer <P> $7+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 2.00PM
Nov
19
2:00 pm14:00

Peter Joseph Head 'Lightens Up' Launch with The Finks & Open Swimmer

$7+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 2.00PM

The uplifting launch of the "Peter Joseph Head Lightens Up” album will take place at the Gasometer on the afternoon of the 19th of November as part of his national tour. Tonedeaf called the album "Kids songs for adults in a distinctively Melbourne drawl”.

Peter will have his 12-piece brass & wind "Salt & Pepper Big Band" with him. He will be joined The Finks & Open Swimmerin support and will also be collaborating with both artists on a couple of songs.

Peter has just gotten back from a 17-show tour of Japan where he collaborated with musicians including Tenniscoats, Colloid and Fuchigami & Funato.

He will have his "Peter Joseph Head Lightens Up" balloons and t-shirt merchandice on display. It will be a show of great levity and jubilation. Come lighten up!

Wet Lips//Cable Ties Split 7" Launch Extravaganza with Taipan Tiger Girls, SHouse,  Crop Tops, Habits DJ's & Press Gang <P> Tickets $13+BF/$16
Nov
18
Nov 19

Wet Lips//Cable Ties Split 7" Launch Extravaganza with Taipan Tiger Girls, SHouse, Crop Tops, Habits DJ's & Press Gang

Tickets $13+BF/$16

Punk mates and DIYers Wet Lips and Cable Ties announce split 7" and extravagant launch party.

After a ripping first half of 2016 (including sold out headline shows and inexplicable support slots for international tours) both bands spent the winter months in a freezing warehouse/recording studio with Paul Maybury working on new records. With those records now nearing completion it felt right to release the first fruits of that labour together on a split 7" single. Wetters deliver a typically blistering two and half minute nugget in "Shame" while the Ties offer up a smouldering post-punk groove on "Cut Me Down".

To celebrate this occasion Wet Lips and Cable Ties will be joined by the sort of line up they could only dream about in their wildest dreams.

Witness the meteoric rise of admin punks Crop Top and the radiating energy and pulse of the mighty Taipan Tiger Girls. Keeping the fires burning right through til 3am will be dancefloor-filling extraordinaires SHOUSE and the incomparable HABITS DJs. PBS FM's Press Gang will be holding it down between bands.

Join us for an evening of awesome.

WET LIPS
CABLE TIES
TAIPAN TIGER GIRLS
HABITS DJs
SHOUSE
CROP TOP
PRESS GANG

$13+bf pre sale. More on the door if available.

Limited to 300 copies, the singles will be lovingly housed in risograph-printed sleeves featuring artwork by Ellen McCarthy (who also did that wild poster).

Alex Watts + Gena Rose Bruce at The Gasometer Hotel UPSTAIRS <P> Tickets TBA. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

Alex Watts + Gena Rose Bruce at The Gasometer Hotel UPSTAIRS

Tickets TBA. Doors 8.00 PM

Alex Watts’ take on pop music marries the grit and raw emotion of 1960’s RnB with vintage soul and rock'n'roll. In August the Melbourne songwriter released his debut album Another Step in the Dark, featuring the lead single Hopeful, which has received national rotation from Triple J, Triple R, FBi and more.

A song cycle following the arc of a relationship through courtship, betrayal and revenge, the set reveals Watts as a hip shaking lothario with a penchant for jazz inflected arrangements and big pop hooks.

Alex Watts and his band will perform an intimate, limited capacity, show upstairs at The Gasometer Hotel on Friday November 18 with support from Gena Rose Bruce.

Tickets available on the door. www.alexwatts.com.au www.facebook.com/GenaBruceMusic

Robert Forster with Blank Statements <P> Tickets $32.50+BF/$35 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
17
8:00 pm20:00

Robert Forster with Blank Statements

Tickets $32.50+BF/$35 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

TICKETS ON SALE FROM OZTIX

With the memoir to his friend and co-founder of The Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan finally out, Robert Forster is picking up his acoustic guitar and heading out to play a couple of special solo shows.

“Grant & I” is an extraordinary portrait of an intense, creative and sometimes fraught friendship that represented a genuine meeting of artistic minds. Paul Kelly describes it as “an odyssey of friendship, ambition and the struggle of art. Clear eyed and compelling”.

The memoir was released on the back of Robert’s stunning solo album “Songs To Play” that received world wide acclaim.

“Tall Go-Between walks to his own beat with grace, wit and style” Rolling Stone 4 stars

“Returned revitalised, buoyed by young blood and new possibilities, reinvigorated by life, art and music” Uncut 9/10

For these special shows Robert will be playing songs from “Songs To Play” as well as delving into his vast back catalogue including some Go-Betweens gems.

Otto & Astrid - Web Series Launch <P> Free Entry. Doors 7.30PM
Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

Otto & Astrid - Web Series Launch

Free Entry. Doors 7.30PM

Join us for the official launch of our brand new Web Series TV Show!

To celebrate, we are making a LAUNCH PARTY in Melbourne, Australia.

At the party we'll show a few episodes and play a live set with drums and guitars. You know what that means, right? ROCK AND ROLL PARTY!!!!!

And it’s FREE ENTRY!!!!

With special guest Moira Finucaine, David Quirk, Anna ‘Pocket Rocket’ Lumb, Laura Davis and DJ Andrew McClelland.

The Gasometer Hotel 484 Smith St, Collingwood Doors 7:30pm Fun starts 8pm

Swooping Duck Residency with Uncomfortable Science <P> Tickets $18+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00PM
Nov
15
8:00 pm20:00

Swooping Duck Residency with Uncomfortable Science

Tickets $18+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00PM

Tuesdays in November will see Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss and Paul Bender perform as Swooping Duck, a 100% improvised music performance, no tunes, zero material to fall back on. Just ears, adrenaline, focus, being in the moment, pure improvisation.

After sold out shows in London at the prestigious Ronnie Scott's and turning the Northsea Jazz Festival Club on it's head and a few world tours with Hiatus Kaiyote under their belt, they have returned to their spiritual home of Melbourne to nest for the summer and unleash a month of frenetic music at The Gasometer Hotel.
Each week they will be joined by some of the extended sonic family including Jamil Zacharia, Uncomfortable Science, ONAJE (Leigh Fisher) and Clever Austin (Perrin Moss).

CHATTERBOX with Prequel, DJ JNETT & Rambl, Brooke Powers, Danny Hotep & More! <P> Tickets $10+BF Early Bird/$15 on the door. Doors 3.00 PM
Nov
12
Nov 13

CHATTERBOX with Prequel, DJ JNETT & Rambl, Brooke Powers, Danny Hotep & More!

Tickets $10+BF Early Bird/$15 on the door. Doors 3.00 PM

CHATTERBOX

FEATURING Prequel DJ JNETT & Rambl Brooke Powers DANNY HOTEP

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Summer is coming, Uni is over! What a better way to enter it than letting loose in the sun at the Gasometer.

From the people responsible for that lit Nicholson St. party where the roof fell down, CHATTERBOX is a fun and light-hearted attempt to open up the conversation and bring awareness to issues surrounding ‘Bro’ and Rape Culture in Australia.

Often victims of such culture are silenced, the aim of this party is to change this and chat. It is an incredibly difficult conversation to have, but it is one that needs to happen to make a change in society. With an All Star Local Melbourne Line up we will be raising money that 100% of the proceeds will be going towards Womens Liberation Halfway House Domestic Violence Service.

This event aims to empower those who have been affected by sexual assault, directly or otherwise, by providing a safe-place to discuss something that affects so many. It’s time to get educated, it’s time to face the facts, and it’s time to stop being silent.

Had it not been for the power of social media in 2016, perhaps the Brock Turner case would not have gone as viral. As sickening as it is, it opened up a conversation that resonated with millions around the world.

It would be an amazing world if we were all open to this conversation about rape and bro culture, and continued this powerful movement! This is a great opportunity to educate each other, regardless of sex, gender and personal experiences. Then when times and conversations get tough we go on and dance it off!

Let’s celebrate the continuation of such a powerful movement, have a good time and work together to remove the stigma attached to bro and rape culture.

Art By @Jeff Van Daatselaar

Grace - Notes From The Ceiling <P> Free Entry. Doors 3.00 PM
Nov
12
3:00 pm15:00

Grace - Notes From The Ceiling

Free Entry. Doors 3.00 PM

GRACE - NOTES FROM THE CEILING is an exhibition of art inspired by music and sound. It features the works of artists working across varied mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, light, drawing and poetry. The exhibition celebrates the relationship between music and art, and the role that music plays as an inspiration and subject matter for artists, as well as the role of artists as chroniclers of musicians and music history.

Artists confirmed so far: Alyssa BLyss McBain, Carly Housiaux, Zona Rossa, Andy Jim Sinclair, Matt Green, Georgina Matherson, Mary Stone, Kevala Buttonshaw, Meredith O'Shea, Scott Bennett, Nicki Firth and Clare Bligh

Acts confirmed performing so far: Mick Daley's Corporate Raiders and Jo Meares. More to be announced very soon!

OPENING; Saturday 12th November from 3pm-9pm. The Gasometer Upstairs Bar,

Original photo of Dallas Gale/The In The Out - Meredith O'Shea

Shining Bird 'Black Opal' Album Launch with SM Jenkins & Solid Effort <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

Shining Bird 'Black Opal' Album Launch with SM Jenkins & Solid Effort

Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Shining Bird is an experimental pop band from the coastal town of Austinmer, NSW Australia.

Originally formed as a studio project in 2012, they released the Shade of the Sea EP, followed by their debut album ‘Leisure Coast’ on Spunk Records in 2013. The album received widespread acclaim for its unique brand of Australiana-infused dream pop. On the back of strong reviews from publications such as Rolling Stone, Russh and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as earning Album of the Week on ABC’s Radio National, ‘Leisure Coast’ helped propel Shining Bird towards a new bunch of listeners.

Spunk launched the signing of the band with a clip to first single ‘Distant Dreaming’ that has been watched over 300,000 times on YouTube and was named Rage TV’s ‘Indie clip of the Week’.

Sydney’s FBi Radio listed ‘Distant Dreaming’ the third most played track of 2013.

After touring extensively in their own right, Shining Bird has played alongside acts such as Kurt Vile, Franz Ferdinand, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Drones, Father John Misty, and appeared at numerous festivals including Fairgrounds, Secret Garden, Sydney Festival, Melbourne Music Week and Newtown Festival. The band’s live shows earned them a finalist nomination for ‘Best Live Act’ in FBi’s Sydney Music, Art & Culture Awards in 2014.

For the past year the band have been making regular trips to the Blue Mountains of NSW to write and record new material. Trekking to remote lookouts and watching classic Australian films fueled the creative process. After much anticipation by fans, the band emerged with ‘Rivermouth’, a track steeped in Australian bush and coastal imagery, that reflects a maturity of songwriting and production. The track is filled with layers of detail that offer a different journey on every listen.

The Ruminaters 'I Used To Hate The Ruminaters But Now I Like Them' with The Tiny Giants & Jurassic Nark (UPSTAIRS)   <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

The Ruminaters 'I Used To Hate The Ruminaters But Now I Like Them' with The Tiny Giants & Jurassic Nark (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

After a huge 2016 with 25+ dates in Europe and the UK, smashing Bigsound and the success of their single ‘Bad Bad Things’ The Ruminaters are showing no signs of slowing down announcing a string of tour dates and releasing their sophomore EP ‘I Used To Hate The Ruminaters, Now I Like Them”.

‘I Used To Hate The Ruminaters, Now I Like Them’ was two years in the making with the band recording in several studios around the world including the legendary RAK Studios. London’s RAK studios has previously been home to David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and The Arctic Monkeys just to name a few. Good friend and producer Rob Brinkmann (Royal Blood, Pixies) was given the top task of steering the chaotic, unruly Ruminaters ship during the sessions and the proof is in the pudding.

The range of songs reflects the bands unique and versatile songwriting style, that perfectly sums up The Ruminaters signature sound;

“Swamp-rock sing-a-long that boldly embraces the band's smirk-n-wink streak” ROLLINGSTONE

“Don’t underestimate their rise with their signature sound lying somewhere in the fields of rock – surf, swamp, psychedelia, garage, rock n roll and more.” – HAPPY

“There’s only six songs on the EP, but every single one is different. It’s sort of foreshadowing where the next album is heading.” - PENCIL (Lead Singer)

“I Used To Hate The Ruminaters, Now I Like Them” is the first record to be released through new Sydney label The Sunball Machine. The Sunball Machine is an artist run, independent record label that was started at the beginning of 2016.