Wank Bank: Master Class with Rural Ranga<p>Tickets $20 + BF. 2 classes 6.45pm arrival for 7.00pm start & 8.15pm arrival for 8.30pm start.
May
24
6:45 pm18:45

Wank Bank: Master Class with Rural Ranga

Tickets $20 + BF. 2 classes 6.45pm arrival for 7.00pm start & 8.15pm arrival for 8.30pm start.

Fresh from a SOLD OUT season at the Adelaide Fringe, as well as debut classes in Los Angeles, WANK BANK: MASTER CLASS with Rural Ranga returns to The Gasometer on Tuesday 24th May for two classes.

Artist and Author of 'Wank Bank', the tell-all memoir of a happy ending masseur in New York City, Rural Ranga brings you an informative and playful master class of original techniques to perfect the art of handling your partners member (or even your own).

Trained in taoist genital massage, you'll learn from a leading expert to expand on your sensual skills with moves like 'The Corkscrew', 'Cockupressure' and 'Palm Sunday'. Limited spaces available. 18 years or older.

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with Melbourne Cans, Lucy Roleff & Anthony Atkinson & the Running Mates<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.
May
24
7:30 pm19:30

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with Melbourne Cans, Lucy Roleff & Anthony Atkinson & the Running Mates

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.

May-time is upon us and for various wondrous reasons, Lost And Lonesome are celebrating! The Melbourne-based record label, nearing their 100th release, have decided it’s fiesta time at the Gasometer Hotel every Tuesday night for the entire month — and have we got some line-ups for you!

Anthony Atkinson & the Running Mates return from some time out, reinvigorated with the hopes of a new footy season and with plenty of kindling for the fire, while Lucy Roleff will realign the musical chakra with gorgeous autumnal finger-picked folk songs from her debut album This Paradise, out in July. Melbourne Cans performed a stealthy disappearance act directly after the release of their album Moonlight Malaise in 2014. We are beside ourselves as they now make a special return performance!

Ella Hooper - Wednesday residency with Van Walker & Mouth Tooth<p>Tickets $15 + BF / $18 on door. Doors 8pm.
May
25
8:00 pm20:00

Ella Hooper - Wednesday residency with Van Walker & Mouth Tooth

Tickets $15 + BF / $18 on door. Doors 8pm.

'New Magic' is the follow up EP to last years red wine / bath time heart breaker 'Venom', a devastating account of love letting you down, but New Magic is the yin to 'Venom's raging yang. Sonically coming from a mid tempo 90's inspired place - New Magic is a warm swirling pop piece featuring loops, chorus laden guitars, charmingly clunky keys and stacked indie-gospel harmonies.

Think lo-fi off beat pop a la Sharon Van Etten, Sparklehorse, Lost Animal and a smidge of Breathing Tornadoes era Ben Lee.

It's a perfect autumn arvo kind of place ro be, which befits the timing of its residency, as the leaves fall and things chill down, you can 'New Magic and chill' at the Gasso every Wednesday night in May with Hooper and co. as she leads 4 stunning line ups of cockle warming music.

Walter Martin - Arts & Leisure Australian Tour (The Walkmen/USA) with Ben Mason & special guests<p>Tickets $21 + BF / $25 on door. Doors 8pm.
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

Walter Martin - Arts & Leisure Australian Tour (The Walkmen/USA) with Ben Mason & special guests

Tickets $21 + BF / $25 on door. Doors 8pm.

January 29 2016 saw Walter Martin, co-writer, lyricist and multi-instrumentalist of The Walkmen, release Arts & Leisure — a collection of songs that take inspiration from Martin’s years of world travel as a musician, his younger days working in art museums and what he refers to as his “shaky grasp of college art history.”

His solo debut was 2014’s much-loved kids’ album We’re All Young Together.This unexpected departure served as a palate cleanser for Martin after years in bands and, surprisingly for Martin, the album found miraculous success. As he explains, “I was about to apply for a job at Kinko’s or something and then suddenly all these great things started happening with the kids’ album.”

Most importantly, he credits We’re All Young Together with helping him find a way to write songs that made sense for Martin himself to sing. Walter explains, “Through writing songs about rattlesnakes and chimpanzees, I figured out how to write lyrics that express my inner self in a voice that’s indistinguishable from how I naturally talk and joke around. Thankfully I was able translate it to non-animal subject matters.“ After years writing for what he refers to as the "collective personality” of his previous band, Martin now finds himself writing for a personality that is all his own—one characterised by a unique blend of absurd humour and sincere emotion. “I’m no good at talking about the art I like but I feel like these songs express in an unfussy way some things that I like about certain artists and ideas.” Arts & Leisure was originally conceived as an “art- themed comedy album” but after two years of writing and rewriting, the album developed into something far richer. Martin explains, “I wrote all these funny songs and I got sick of them. Then I wrote all these serious songs and realized they were boring. Then I broke my back writing a two minute song about Alexander Calder’s miniature circus and I thought it was perfect—it was whimsical and weird but also had personal ideas about art tucked in there that gave it the depth and warmth I was looking for. So, lyrically, that was the starting point."

Whether he’s making prank calls from the switchboard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, admiring the high-back chairs in a tearoom in Glasgow, or casually dismissing all eighteenth century European art during a museum visit, Martin’s stories have the familiar warmth of a conversation with an old friend. These songs feel as much like a collection of personal letters as they do a rock ‘n’ roll album. While offering a perspective that is distinctly modern, Walter Martin’s Arts & Leisure is rooted in an old tradition and serves as a reminder that there is still sublime power in the marriage of great music and great storytelling.

JAZZ PARTY PRESENTS: "CUBA LIBRE" A CALYPSO PARTY<p>Tickets $20 + BF / $25 on door. Doors 8.00pm.
May
27
May 28

JAZZ PARTY PRESENTS: "CUBA LIBRE" A CALYPSO PARTY

Tickets $20 + BF / $25 on door. Doors 8.00pm.

Monday nights have never been the same since Jazz Party started their secretive, beer fuelled, dance happy, New Orleans inspired residencies in grizzly late night bars all over Melbourne.

This winter they have put together a special Calypso show of Hot and Humorous dance music inspired by the Drum, Booze and the Jungle.

Featuring their favourite Melbourne Musos including big Calypso fan Mojo Juju (DJ set) and many other Special Guests, Jazz Party will play music by and inspired by Lord invader, The Lion, The Panther, Lord Flea, Count Lasher, Wilmoth Houdini and Attila the Hun, taking full advantage of the crazy rhythms and beats of these tropical innovators from the Caribbean.

With a 10 piece band featuring horn section, vibraphone, backing vocals, slide guitar, dancers and percussion section, JP is going all out to warm you're wintery hearts with rum, bongos and saxophones late into the night!

On the 27th of May The Gasometer will be turned into the Bahamas for one night only so put on your white slacks, check your djembe at the door, be sure to say hi to Hemmingway on the way in and be there for... CAYLPSO PARTY, FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

ABABCd featuring Black Cab, Beaches, Habits, Loose Tooth, Lossless & Crepes<p>Tickets $20 + BF / $25 on door. Doors 5.30pm.
May
28
May 29

ABABCd featuring Black Cab, Beaches, Habits, Loose Tooth, Lossless & Crepes

Tickets $20 + BF / $25 on door. Doors 5.30pm.

It’s a just reward for renegade filmmakers Banalarama that ABABCd’s tapings all sell out nowadays; a concept so stupidly ambitious that this underground music show is, much like the acts it features, starting to turn and subsequently explode heads both at home and abroad.

Last episode saw blazing sets from Pearls, The Ocean Party, Totally Mild and Ausmuteants but this time they’re blowing out the bill, the budget, the memory cards of the cameramen and the minds of Melbournians with SIX more of Melbourne’s greatest acts in an event of two halves - guitars and electronic.

They’ve got the garage rock furore of Loose Tooth, now signed to Milk! Records and basking in the glow of that Cloher/Barnett co-sign; jangly melodic masterminds Crepes, pillars of shoegaze BEACHES on the verge of releasing a brand new record; Lossless, a new collaboration between Oscar Key Sung and HTMLflowers which should hype anyone who saw Brothers Hand Mirror back in the day; the cathartic dance thump of HABITS and saucy kraut electro from Black Cab off the back of their new single ‘Uniforms’. MASSIVE.

The Season finale? THE grand finale? Have your say and perhaps even your writhing torso in frame at The Gasometer Hotel on Saturday May 28th as some of Melbourne’s finest filmmakers, musicians and punters unite for a festival of talent you can enjoy now and then watch again and again in the archives in the years to come.

Please note: Participation in this event includes an acknowledgement that you may be filmed by BANALARAMA for ABABCd and related media. Proudly supported by Creative Victoria.

Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section | UK) with ANDRÁS, Babicka and Pjenné<p>FREE ENTRY. Doors 3.00pm - 1.00am.
May
29
May 30

Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section | UK) with ANDRÁS, Babicka and Pjenné

FREE ENTRY. Doors 3.00pm - 1.00am.

Heads With Tales pres. Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section | UK). Nominated for label of the year at Gilles Peterson's worldwide awards, Zero's role as core programmer of Boiler Room has seen him become one of the most important voices in the online dance underground. Setting up shop in London's low key Peckham Pool Hall, his defiant vinyl-only no-star approach has re-energised the club and capital; two decks and one head at a time. Support from Melbourne's ANDRÁS, Babicka and Pjenné.

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with Lowtide, T.V. & Last Leaves<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.
May
31
7:30 pm19:30

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with Lowtide, T.V. & Last Leaves

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.

May-time is upon us and for various wondrous reasons, Lost And Lonesome are celebrating! The Melbourne-based record label, nearing their 100th release, have decided it’s fiesta time at the Gasometer Hotel every Tuesday night for the entire month — and have we got some line-ups for you!

As they close in on their long-anticipated debut album release, Last Leaves (featuring three ex-Lucksmiths and Great Earthquake’s Noah Symons) open up the final night of the Sing Oh! De Mayo extravaganza. With new songs ready to flip to tape, T.V. (the Tam Vantage big band) will win the heart of even the most staunch non-jangly obsessive, and Lowtide return from the darkest depths to seal the deal with shoegaze aplomb!

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with special guests<p>Tickets $10 + BF / $12 on door. Doors 8.00pm
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with special guests

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

After spending the last few months touring Europe and Australia with legendary Minnesota band, LOW, Mike Noga has returned home to Melbourne to showcase a new band, and new album, and whole new sound.

WIth his third album due for release in August through Cooking Vinyl Australia, Mike is giving punters the chance to hear a preview of the whole album from start to finish each Wednesday night in June at the Gasometer before it's official release. A vast departure from Mike's previous work, all we know is that the album was produced by Something For Kate's, Paul Dempsey, and is a concept album of sorts. Head to the Gaso, Wednesdays in June to find out what it's all about. Special guests announced soon.

NEAR MYTH - SUPPORT FROM JEFFERS LIMIT & BRAILLE FACE<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

NEAR MYTH - SUPPORT FROM JEFFERS LIMIT & BRAILLE FACE

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.

In just their third show, Near Myth bring their reductive-synth-indie to The Gasometer on Thursday June 2nd. After winning their own recording studio in a magazine competition, the Melbourne four-piece spent lost years recording, rejecting and redirecting their sound in a small bleak room above a train station. Now in 2016, in response to cabin fever, retrenchment, dry mouth, and their bassist being a Doctor of Social Theory and Cultural Studies specialising in the German Democratic Republic, Near Myth will preview songs from their forthcoming as-yet-untitled debut of music you can dance to in the shadow of extinct territories - self-produced, mastered by Mikey Young, out 2016.

Near Myth will be joined by sweet psych-pop monsters-in-waiting, Jeffers Limit, who recently launched their debut EP to a sold out Workers Club, and electronic mystery man, Braille Face, who single-handedly caused the co-founders of local label Spirit Level - aka Tim Shiel and Gotye - to relaunch their dormant imprint in order to release his debut single “Glow”.

The Showcase - Afrobeat Takeover featuring Public Opinion Six, Nhatty Man & Gara, The Senegambian Jazz Band, DJ Manchild & Foreign Brothers House DJs<p>Tickets $15 + BF / $20 on door. Doors 9pm - 3am
Jun
3
Jun 4

The Showcase - Afrobeat Takeover featuring Public Opinion Six, Nhatty Man & Gara, The Senegambian Jazz Band, DJ Manchild & Foreign Brothers House DJs

Tickets $15 + BF / $20 on door. Doors 9pm - 3am

Party people, the creative collective The Foreign Brothers have partnered with the beloved Gasometer to bring you their latest happening, The Showcase. This bi-monthly sensory fest will feature some of Melbourne's best musical talents, performance artists and sound lovers exploring the themes that tie this incredible scene together.

The music came from Africa, and so this is where The Showcase must begin as well. Move your body to the explosive purple haze Kora of the Senegambian Jazz Band. Uplift you spirit with the endless energy of Ethiopia's gift Nhatty Man & Gara. Surrender your mind to the future roots of the Public Opinion Six. The great DJ Manchild completes the story on the decks and serves as the guide as the Brothers get deep.

Live from 9pm to 3am. Show love, show out, show nuff'
The Showcase

Yirrmal & Áine Tyrrell with Liz Frencham and Robbie Melville<p>Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.
Jun
4
8:00 pm20:00

Yirrmal & Áine Tyrrell with Liz Frencham and Robbie Melville

Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.

Yirrmal is a new generation Indigenous Australian artist from North-East Arnhem Land. Áine Tyrrell is a new generation traditional Irish singer from the West Coast of Ireland.

Both these artists have infiltrated the hearts and minds of music lovers around Australia with their unique and powerful voices and enthralling stories, which have grown from traditional roots into truly global contemporary sounds. Yirrmal’s sound comes from living in two worlds, learning in two worlds, carrying a message, a sharing of culture. He explores new horizons with sound, mixing western styles with traditional song.

Áine’s music carries ache, honesty, and elated melodies of her traditional roots, garnishing rhythms which a thousand years of ancestry have slammed foot to floorboards in both celebration and protest. These two met on stage a year ago and stunned a room into silence. They have since both travelled and toured with the who’s-who of Australian Music and join forces again at the Gasometer for an amazing once-off evening of music on Saturday 4th June. Their journeys are ones you’d be advised to join. Very Special Guests: Liz Frencham and Robbie Melville to open the night.

Gabriel Lynch is Back on the Home Front with Ryan Meeking (Whitaker), Lisa Crawley & Daniel Peterson (Leadlight)<p>Tickets $15 on door. Doors 8pm.
Jun
5
8:00 pm20:00

Gabriel Lynch is Back on the Home Front with Ryan Meeking (Whitaker), Lisa Crawley & Daniel Peterson (Leadlight)

Tickets $15 on door. Doors 8pm.

It’s been nearly two years since he last set foot on his home turf. But it will have been well worth the wait. On Sunday June 5th, Gabriel Lynch will be bringing his distinctive vocal and exquisitely crafted music to The Gasometer. The acclaimed performer - who is now regularly based in various parts of South East Asia - returns along with his latest album, All of Us, for a raw and intimate acoustic performance. Ryan Meeking (Whitaker), Lisa Crawley and Daniel Peterson (Leadlight) join him on the night, ensuring it will be a robust and memorable showcase of extraordinary singer songwriters.

Two Steps On The Water - Residency as Tragedy with Sta†ions of the Cross, Chelsea Bleach and poetry by Jules<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm
Jun
7
7:30 pm19:30

Two Steps On The Water - Residency as Tragedy with Sta†ions of the Cross, Chelsea Bleach and poetry by Jules

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm

Two Steps on the Water (who will be releasing their debut LP “God Forbid Anyone Look Me in the Eye” in August) are taking over the Gasometer every Tuesday night of June. The three piece emotion punk/heavy folk trio are terribly excited to share the stage with a fistful of friends, ranging from the furious synth punk of Sta†ions of the Cross, the heart-wrenching music of Sarah Mary Chadwick, Kira Puru’s doom pop bangers, through to Camp Cope’s frustrated but hopeful punk rawk. Also joining us in this monthly onslaught of emotions will be Chelsea Bleach, Geryon, kt spit, Callan, Spike Fuck, poets Jules and Kylie Supski, and DJ trixie darko coming in to wrap up the residency and dry everyone’s tears with an hour on the dance floor. We hope you can spare a weeknight or four to have some feelings with us. $10 each week, doors at 7.30pm.

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with Freya Hollick<p>Tickets $10 + BF / $12 on door. Doors 8.00pm
Jun
8
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with Freya Hollick

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

After spending the last few months touring Europe and Australia with legendary Minnesota band, LOW, Mike Noga has returned home to Melbourne to showcase a new band, and new album, and whole new sound.

WIth his third album due for release in August through Cooking Vinyl Australia, Mike is giving punters the chance to hear a preview of the whole album from start to finish each Wednesday night in June at the Gasometer before it's official release. A vast departure from Mike's previous work, all we know is that the album was produced by Something For Kate's, Paul Dempsey, and is a concept album of sorts. Head to the Gaso, Wednesdays in June to find out what it's all about. Special guests announced soon.

Wondercore Island at The Gas<p>Tickets $12 + BF (early bird), $18 + BF & $20 on door. Doors 7.30pm.
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Wondercore Island at The Gas

Tickets $12 + BF (early bird), $18 + BF & $20 on door. Doors 7.30pm.

LINEUP:

Groeni (NZ)
Jaala
Uncomfortable Science feat. Swooping Duck
Sampa The Great - spoken word set
Vulture St. Tape Gang
Clever Austin - beat set
CORIN
Wondercore DJs

Local label Wondercore Island are taking over the Gasometer Hotel to celebrate their 4th birthday with a line-up of artists from across Australia and their first international signing, NZ electronic act Groeni, who will be making their Melbourne debut just in time for their EP release 'Hinde'.

Previous JJJ, RTR, RRR and FBi Feature Album holders Jaala will make their Gasometer return after their March residency and showcasing new music and their 'emotional whinge-prog nonsense".

Wholly improvised sets from both Brisbane based experimental beat-makers Vulture St Tape Gang and Swooping Duck (aka Perrin Moss, Simon Mavin and Paul Bender of Hiatus Kaiyote group) led under the guise of Lachlan Mitchell's (Laneous) project Uncomfortable Science, armed with a marker and a white board he'll lead the group through his spontaneous compositions.

In the upstairs room: Sampa The Great, fresh from supporting Kendrick Lamar, will perform a spoken word set to a lucky few who can squeeze into the room, newcomer CORIN, a FBi FM 'Best Producer' nominee, plays her nuanced and cinematic electronic soundscapes, and Clever Austin performs a rare solo beat-set of new cuts and edits from his Hide-Away Headshell Vol.1 and 2.

RIPE Presents: Volume 1 <P> TICKETS $12+BF OR $15 ON THE DOOR. DOORS AT 8.00PM
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

RIPE Presents: Volume 1

TICKETS $12+BF OR $15 ON THE DOOR. DOORS AT 8.00PM

After a bit of a break from the live scene, we’re back with a new series of shows: Ripe Presents. Each gig will feature a curated lineup of our favourite Melbourne acts, and the first kicks off June 10 at The Gasometer Hotel with a cohesive selection of some of our favourite local guitar bands.

We’re excited to announce our secret headliner next week, who will be surrounded by three of the best emerging bands Melbourne has to offer.

Good Morning have had a massive year. Their ‘Glory’ EP, released in February via Solitaire, demonstrated the duo’s innate songwriting ability, melding lo-fi style with genuine musicianship. Lead single ‘Cab Deg’ drilled into our brains, and we’ve been hooked ever since.

Joining them will be Redspencer, the trio who grabbed our attention last year with their self-titled debut EP, out through Deaf Ambitions. ‘Happy Slow Riverbends’ struck all the right chords, before the oh-so-sweet melodies of ‘Ride It Out’ cemented it as a breakout track.

Our final band to grace the stage will be the five-piece surf outfit DIET. Relative newcomers, they’ve impressed us right off the bat with tight live performances and polished releases like 2015’s ‘Your House’, and their debut EP is just around the corner.

Our unannounced headliner will be an ideal complement to this pack, and we’re chuffed to have brought them all together at The Gaso for a night of melodic guitar music, showcasing the strength of Melbourne’s up-and-coming talent.

Tickets are available for $12, or $15 on the door.

Keep Afloat: proudly supporting beyondblue featuring JENNIFER LOVELESS, ANDU, CHRISTIAN HENDY, VINYL RICHIE & SCOOBY LOU<p>Tickets $10 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 4pm.
Jun
11
Jun 12

Keep Afloat: proudly supporting beyondblue featuring JENNIFER LOVELESS, ANDU, CHRISTIAN HENDY, VINYL RICHIE & SCOOBY LOU

Tickets $10 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 4pm.

te-aria is proud to announce its first day party event, Keep Afloat: Proudly Supporting beyondblue.

While the sun is still out, Keep Afloat is the perfect excuse to dance and celebrate life on a day that’s sure to be jam-packed with killer tunes provided by Melbourne’s finest selectors and DJs including ~power babe~ Jennifer Loveless.

All the proceeds of this event will support beyondblue, an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia. 3 million people in Australia are living with either anxiety or depression.

beyondblue promotes good mental health, tackles stigma and discrimination, and provides support and information on anxiety, depression and suicide to everyone in Australia. Pamphlets, wristbands, information packs and more will be provided on the day of the event.

Come on down to support this amazing cause and stay for a dance. And most importantly, Keep Afloat.

Two Steps On The Water - Residency as Tragedy with Sarah Mary Chadwick, Gerson and poetry by Kylie Supski<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm
Jun
14
7:30 pm19:30

Two Steps On The Water - Residency as Tragedy with Sarah Mary Chadwick, Gerson and poetry by Kylie Supski

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm

Two Steps on the Water (who will be releasing their debut LP “God Forbid Anyone Look Me in the Eye” in August) are taking over the Gasometer every Tuesday night of June. The three piece emotion punk/heavy folk trio are terribly excited to share the stage with a fistful of friends, ranging from the furious synth punk of Sta†ions of the Cross, the heart-wrenching music of Sarah Mary Chadwick, Kira Puru’s doom pop bangers, through to Camp Cope’s frustrated but hopeful punk rawk. Also joining us in this monthly onslaught of emotions will be Chelsea Bleach, Geryon, kt spit, Callan, Spike Fuck, poets Jules and Kylie Supski, and DJ trixie darko coming in to wrap up the residency and dry everyone’s tears with an hour on the dance floor. We hope you can spare a weeknight or four to have some feelings with us. $10 each week, doors at 7.30pm.

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with The Gravy Train Four and Matt Green <p>Tickets $10 + BF / $12 on door. Doors 8.00pm
Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with The Gravy Train Four and Matt Green

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

After spending the last few months touring Europe and Australia with legendary Minnesota band, LOW, Mike Noga has returned home to Melbourne to showcase a new band, and new album, and whole new sound.

WIth his third album due for release in August through Cooking Vinyl Australia, Mike is giving punters the chance to hear a preview of the whole album from start to finish each Wednesday night in June at the Gasometer before it's official release. A vast departure from Mike's previous work, all we know is that the album was produced by Something For Kate's, Paul Dempsey, and is a concept album of sorts. Head to the Gaso, Wednesdays in June to find out what it's all about. Special guests announced soon.

Las Mar - Debut Live Show with DxHeaven & Expert Knob Twiddlers <p> Tickets $10 On The Door. Doors at 8.00pm
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Las Mar - Debut Live Show with DxHeaven & Expert Knob Twiddlers

Tickets $10 On The Door. Doors at 8.00pm

Multi-instrumentalist/producer Las Mar presents his solo live debut, performing songs from his LP Euphemist and EP Luddite. From a DIY studio with borrowed instruments, Las Mar creates glorious skeins of world rhythms, grungy electronica and bent vocal harmonies. His dense, multi-layered songs fall somewhere between Sonic Youth, Cornelius and The Stepkids, a playful and experimental imagination hard at work. After years in the confines of a studio, Las Mar is now ready to launch a live show featuring his expert drumming, baritone vocals and an assortment of noise makers. The live show will also coincide with the release of a video for the track “Synchronise” from his debut LP.

Joining him will be the incredible DX Heaven who’s been making waves locally and abroad with his slick, unique and intelligent pop music. Also live for the first time will be the explorations of Expert Knob Twiddlers. Featuring members of Kirkis and Hiatus Kaiyote, EKT will present an improvised sound experiment using a mixture of rare, archaic and modern synthesisers.

Tickets $10 on the door.

The Sand Dollars with The Moody Spooks, Tali Mahoney & Ricci <p> Tickets $8 on the door. Doors 8.00pm
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

The Sand Dollars with The Moody Spooks, Tali Mahoney & Ricci

Tickets $8 on the door. Doors 8.00pm

Everyone’s favourite surf rockers The Sand Dollars are back for one last headline show before releasing new music into the world. Fresh off playing the MCG and packing out The John Curtin, TSD are treating fans to a final show at Collingwood’s Gasometer before bunkering down to polish up their forthcoming releases.

They will be joined at on Friday June 17th by none other than local singer/songwriter Tali Mahoney, who has just wrapped up a support tour with Tiny Little Houses.
Also supporting are alternative rock outfit The Moody Spooks and Ricci of folksters Mango Retreat.

Tickets are $8 on the door!

Two Steps On The Water - Residency as Tragedy with Kira Puru, Kt spit and Callan<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm
Jun
21
7:30 pm19:30

Two Steps On The Water - Residency as Tragedy with Kira Puru, Kt spit and Callan

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm

Two Steps on the Water (who will be releasing their debut LP “God Forbid Anyone Look Me in the Eye” in August) are taking over the Gasometer every Tuesday night of June. The three piece emotion punk/heavy folk trio are terribly excited to share the stage with a fistful of friends, ranging from the furious synth punk of Sta†ions of the Cross, the heart-wrenching music of Sarah Mary Chadwick, Kira Puru’s doom pop bangers, through to Camp Cope’s frustrated but hopeful punk rawk. Also joining us in this monthly onslaught of emotions will be Chelsea Bleach, Geryon, kt spit, Callan, Spike Fuck, poets Jules and Kylie Supski, and DJ trixie darko coming in to wrap up the residency and dry everyone’s tears with an hour on the dance floor. We hope you can spare a weeknight or four to have some feelings with us. $10 each week, doors at 7.30pm.

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with Lillith Lane<p>Tickets $10 + BF / $12 on door. Doors 8.00pm
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with Lillith Lane

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

After spending the last few months touring Europe and Australia with legendary Minnesota band, LOW, Mike Noga has returned home to Melbourne to showcase a new band, and new album, and whole new sound.

WIth his third album due for release in August through Cooking Vinyl Australia, Mike is giving punters the chance to hear a preview of the whole album from start to finish each Wednesday night in June at the Gasometer before it's official release. A vast departure from Mike's previous work, all we know is that the album was produced by Something For Kate's, Paul Dempsey, and is a concept album of sorts. Head to the Gaso, Wednesdays in June to find out what it's all about. Special guests announced soon.

Dance Party: The Gasometer Hotel
Jun
24
Jun 25

Dance Party: The Gasometer Hotel

Deep in the zone following a ginormous 'Dance Party Strawberry Fields Edition' in 2015 and a wild jungle disco sweat pit at LuWow just last month, The Club are coming in hot to turn the dial up at The Gaso.

You know the drill.

10 piece disco band all night long baby. Resident Dance Party DJs Daddy Issues keeping the Dance Party going well into the night.
Dance Party!

Two Steps On The Water - Residency as Tragedy with Camp Cope, Spike Fuck and dance party with trixie darko!<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm
Jun
28
7:30 pm19:30

Two Steps On The Water - Residency as Tragedy with Camp Cope, Spike Fuck and dance party with trixie darko!

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm

Two Steps on the Water (who will be releasing their debut LP “God Forbid Anyone Look Me in the Eye” in August) are taking over the Gasometer every Tuesday night of June. The three piece emotion punk/heavy folk trio are terribly excited to share the stage with a fistful of friends, ranging from the furious synth punk of Sta†ions of the Cross, the heart-wrenching music of Sarah Mary Chadwick, Kira Puru’s doom pop bangers, through to Camp Cope’s frustrated but hopeful punk rawk. Also joining us in this monthly onslaught of emotions will be Chelsea Bleach, Geryon, kt spit, Callan, Spike Fuck, poets Jules and Kylie Supski, and DJ trixie darko coming in to wrap up the residency and dry everyone’s tears with an hour on the dance floor. We hope you can spare a weeknight or four to have some feelings with us. $10 each week, doors at 7.30pm.

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with Howl at the Moon and Low Talk<p>Tickets $10 + BF / $12 on door. Doors 8.00pm
Jun
29
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Noga Band - album preview shows: Wednesdays in June with Howl at the Moon and Low Talk

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

After spending the last few months touring Europe and Australia with legendary Minnesota band, LOW, Mike Noga has returned home to Melbourne to showcase a new band, and new album, and whole new sound.

WIth his third album due for release in August through Cooking Vinyl Australia, Mike is giving punters the chance to hear a preview of the whole album from start to finish each Wednesday night in June at the Gasometer before it's official release. A vast departure from Mike's previous work, all we know is that the album was produced by Something For Kate's, Paul Dempsey, and is a concept album of sorts. Head to the Gaso, Wednesdays in June to find out what it's all about. Special guests announced soon.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival presents, Georgia Fields & Phia - double single launch<p>Tickets $15+BF / $18 on door. Doors 7.30pm
Jul
3
7:30 pm19:30

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival presents, Georgia Fields & Phia - double single launch

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

Eclectic songbird Georgia Fields joins forces with art-pop melodist Phia for a Double Single Launch at The Gasometer Hotel on Sunday 3 July, for the 2016 Leaps & Bounds Festival.

Fields is celebrating the release of ‘Open Orange’, the stunning second single from her highly anticipated forthcoming album Astral Debris. Produced by acclaimed electronic composer Tim Shiel (Faux Pas; Bertie Blackman; Gotye), the lush and layered track features Phia on guest vocals and her trademark African kalimba.

Both hailing from Melbourne but living in separate corners of the world, Fields and Phia met randomly at a Paris open-mic night in 2011, with Phia having recently relocated to the cultural mecca of Berlin.

Now, with a slew of festival appearances and European touring under her belt, Phia has returned to her native Melbourne and is set to release the next single from her upcoming debut LP ‘The Ocean of Everything’ - mixed by Eli Crews (tUne-yArDs).

On Sunday 3 July, this Double Single Launch will see two consummate performers share The Gasometer stage – Fields accompanied by her full band, and Phia with producer/guitarist Josh The Cat – before joining together for an all-in finale of duets, collaborations, and surprise special guests.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival & APRA AMCOS present, SONGS AND STORIES – SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND<p>Tickets $12+BF (for one show) or $20 +BF (for both shows, presale only)/$15 on door. Doors 8.00pm.
Jul
5
8:00 pm20:00

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival & APRA AMCOS present, SONGS AND STORIES – SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND

Tickets $12+BF (for one show) or $20 +BF (for both shows, presale only)/$15 on door. Doors 8.00pm.

The Song and Stories nights offer a genuine insight in to the craft of song writing from 20 different perspectives in various stages of artists’ careers. Some of the participants are still in high school while others have been writing and performing music for more than four decades. The focus of the night is essentially is the song-writing process and the stories that inspired something which then goes on to have a life of its own.

Each evening will features ten songwriters delivering a total of 30 songs over two sets. Some of the songwriters generally play solo while others will be performing without their band behind them for the first time. Five musicians will be on stage at the same time, taking a turn to introduce and play a song in three rounds.

This is the second year that the Songs and Stories series is part of the Leaps and Bounds Music Festival. The format proved to be popular with both audiences and performers last year and its return anticipated. Programmed as an early week event on a Tuesday, the art of listening is not overly commanding, especially when presented with some moving and entertaining preludes to songs and melodies. A sense of camaraderie also unfolds on stage between the songwriters during the rounds as anecdotes, heartaches and laughs are shared.

Appearing over the two weeks are the following Melbourne based songwriters who have a rock, indie, pop, folk, electronic and country musical persuasion including Alice Sky, Amaya Laucirica, Arun Roberts, Ben Mastwyk, Ben Salter, Bob Harrow, Brooke Russell, Charm of Finches, Chris Pickering, Elizabeth Barker, Emily Ulman, Fiona Lee Maynard, Gareth Ed Lindsay, Jack Howard, James Henry, Jim Lawrie, Lachlan Bryan, Laura Imbruglia, Liam Gerner and Quang Dinh.

TUESDAY 5TH JULY LINE-UP:
Ben Mastwyk
Ben Salter
Brooke Russell
Charm of Finches
Elizabeth Barker
Gareth Ed Lindsay
James Henry
Lachlan Bryan
Liam Gerner
Quang Dinh (Naked Bodies/Little Red)

Duncan Phillips and The Long Stand & Steve Boyd and The Rum Reverie - Double Album Launch <p> Tickets $10+BF/$12 On Door. Doors 8PM
Jul
7
8:00 pm20:00

Duncan Phillips and The Long Stand & Steve Boyd and The Rum Reverie - Double Album Launch

Tickets $10+BF/$12 On Door. Doors 8PM

Originally from Shetland, pop-infused alt-country rockers Duncan Phillips and The Long Stand join forces with Scottish born Australian raised blues/soul man Steve Boyd and The Rum Reverie to launch their new albums at a special one off gig dubbed “No Bagpipes!" on Thursday 7th of July!

Duncan has been working away since arriving in Melbourne two years ago, building a solid reputation as an energetic and talented performer on the local gig circuit. He’ll be launching his debut solo album “The Wilderness.”

Steve Boyd’s reputation precedes him. He has a rich history on the festival circuit and has shared stages with Bob Dylan and Ray Charles in the 90’s. After a long hiatus, he’s back with The Rum Reverie and a new album with a punk brain, a gospel soul, a blues heart and sly hints of jazz trickling through its veins, "Healers And Howlers."

Two great bands. Guitars. Horns. Scotch Whisky at the bar. But No Bagpipes!

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival & APRA AMCOS present, SONGS AND STORIES – SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND<p>Tickets $12+BF (for one show) or $20 +BF (for both shows, presale only)/$15 on door. Doors 8.00pm.
Jul
12
8:00 pm20:00

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival & APRA AMCOS present, SONGS AND STORIES – SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND

Tickets $12+BF (for one show) or $20 +BF (for both shows, presale only)/$15 on door. Doors 8.00pm.

The Song and Stories nights offer a genuine insight in to the craft of song writing from 20 different perspectives in various stages of artists’ careers. Some of the participants are still in high school while others have been writing and performing music for more than four decades. The focus of the night is essentially is the song-writing process and the stories that inspired something which then goes on to have a life of its own.

Each evening will features ten songwriters delivering a total of 30 songs over two sets. Some of the songwriters generally play solo while others will be performing without their band behind them for the first time. Five musicians will be on stage at the same time, taking a turn to introduce and play a song in three rounds.

This is the second year that the Songs and Stories series is part of the Leaps and Bounds Music Festival. The format proved to be popular with both audiences and performers last year and its return anticipated. Programmed as an early week event on a Tuesday, the art of listening is not overly commanding, especially when presented with some moving and entertaining preludes to songs and melodies. A sense of camaraderie also unfolds on stage between the songwriters during the rounds as anecdotes, heartaches and laughs are shared.

Appearing over the two weeks are the following Melbourne based songwriters who have a rock, indie, pop, folk, electronic and country musical persuasion including Alice Sky, Amaya Laucirica, Arun Roberts, Ben Mastwyk, Ben Salter, Bob Harrow, Brooke Russell, Charm of Finches, Chris Pickering, Elizabeth Barker, Emily Ulman, Fiona Lee Maynard, Gareth Ed Lindsay, Jack Howard, James Henry, Jim Lawrie, Lachlan Bryan, Laura Imbruglia, Liam Gerner and Quang

TUESDAY 12TH JULY LINE-UP:
Alice Skye
Amaya Laucirica
Arun Roberts (Dirt Hand)
Bob Harrow (Immigrant Union)
Chris Pickering
Emily Ulman
Fiona Lee Maynard
Jack Howard
Jim Lawrie
Laura Imbruglia

'The Night Sky Is A Jewellery Store Window' Showcase #2<p>Tickets $13+BF / $15 on door. Doors 7.30pm.
Jul
14
7:30 pm19:30

'The Night Sky Is A Jewellery Store Window' Showcase #2

Tickets $13+BF / $15 on door. Doors 7.30pm.

TNSIAJSW, now in its second season, has shared over 40 incredible, and often captivating, performances. To celebrate this tiny milestone and in a polite effort to ram these great performances and songs down your neck, we’re putting on a huge mid-year show featuring a mind-blowing assortment of excellent Melbourne singer/songwriters on the 14th of July at the Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.

'The Night Sky Is A Jewellery Store Window' is a web-based video series that showcases excellent singer/songwriters, filmed in a humble and beautiful studio in Melbourne’s North. TNSIAJSW offer honest and unbridled performances of songs that you most likely haven’t heard yet but will be happy you did.

We film and record music that is performed in ‘one take’ in an effort to capture the true essence of a song and its performance. It’s raw and unbridled, with all the wobbly bits that can help make a song truly memorable. Each artist performs on our old studio guitar named Zach Glickman and have been accompanied, until recently, by our loyal and sweet studio Doggie, Jerry Lee, who has sadly passed away.

Don't miss this ridiculously good line up of some Melbourne, song writing royalty!

Amarillo
Mitch Power
Ryan Coffey
Broads
Cat Canteri
Sean McMahon
Dan Lethbridge
Matthew Colin.
Amarina Waters
Snowy Buskins
Nick Batterham
Nick Costello
Brook Russell
Anna Cordell
Tobias Hengeveld
Damon Smith
Les Thomas
Emilee South
Alysia Manceau
James Kenyon
Al Parkinson

FREEWYO - Illest Album Tour with special guests<p>Tickets $25 + BF / $30 on door. 2 shows - All Ages: doors 1pm & Over 18: doors 8pm.
Aug
27
1:00 pm13:00

FREEWYO - Illest Album Tour with special guests

Tickets $25 + BF / $30 on door. 2 shows - All Ages: doors 1pm & Over 18: doors 8pm.

Freewyo, (otherwise known as Wyo) is a half Australian, half South African rapper from Melbourne, Australia.

He does not tread lightly, and his music is simply not for those with sensitive and “easily offended” ears. It is rugged, it is street and it is controversial. Yet amazingly, he has found a way to make it play seriously smoothly through your speakers…

His strengths range from his fast flow raps to his shockingly quick witted freestyle rap ability. He also happens to carry a unique and highly charismatic crowd control ability which can seemingly turn a dead room in to a wild party.

Because of this, his 2016 marketing plan, his previous ‘East Coast House Party Tour’, and his strong consistency with his music releases and videos (some of which have even reached over 200 thousand views within 4 days). Freewyo’s fan base is accelerating at an average rate of 2.5 thousand fans per week on his Facebook page alone.

Freewyo is so gratefully also growing with his fans on a personal level as well. Most likely because of his highly controversial and honest lyrics about his up bringing, previous incarceration and lifestyle. Which a lot of the kids of this generation can find a way to relate to.

After releasing his second studio album “Illest” in March 2016 which solidified his place in Australian Hip Hop with a sledgehammer. Freewyo is already coming at his loyal fans with two new releases, including the “Way Too Fking Dope” E.P and the “I Don’t Give A Fk” Mixtape (in collaboration with “Filthy Fil”). These two releases are also being followed up with a collaboration performance with the notorious “Team Back Pack” in New York, USA in June, 2016. And a his first national tour around Australia (2016).


The Electric Guitars - 2 sets! plus guest DJs Adele (Les Minijupes, Thee Stag Knights), Fee B-Squared (Maps/3RRR) & Nick Brown (Cable Ties & The Breakfast Spread PBS 106.7)<p>FREE ENTRY from 5pm!
May
22
5:00 pm17:00

The Electric Guitars - 2 sets! plus guest DJs Adele (Les Minijupes, Thee Stag Knights), Fee B-Squared (Maps/3RRR) & Nick Brown (Cable Ties & The Breakfast Spread PBS 106.7)

FREE ENTRY from 5pm!

Come and help us to celebrate the life of a man about whom it has been said*:

"He makes me so uncomfortable."

"I'm supposed to be studying for a test...why am I here.."

"He touches his lips as a compulsive need to show gratification for being loved. That's why he touches his lips."

"I think Adam Sandler could play him in his life story!"

The Electric Guitars will play two sets of Ben's favourite brain-bending bangers (subject to council approval) and a dream team of Melbourne DJs including Adele (from Les Minijupes, Thee Stag Knights, etc.), Fee B-Squared (from Maps on 3RRR FM & Nick Brown (from Cable Ties & The Breakfast Spread PBS 106.7) will play psychotic nuggets before, between, & after.

It'll be a free-for-all, which is apt as it is free, for all. From 5pm 'til the pub shuts.

  • Quotes are actually about Tiny Tim.
PBS 106.7FM presents, JAMAICA JUMP-UP #14 with The Ska Venders<p>Entry $10 PBS members/$15 future members. Doors 9pm - 3am.
May
21
May 22

PBS 106.7FM presents, JAMAICA JUMP-UP #14 with The Ska Venders

Entry $10 PBS members/$15 future members. Doors 9pm - 3am.

After a MASSIVE party celebrating our 1st birthday – which had the dancefloor pumping at capacity until the early hours of the morning – PBS 106.7FM is very proud to announce that Jamaica Jump-Up will be heading into our second year of monthly shakedowns at The Gasometer Hotel onSaturday, May 21.

This month we’ll be taking the train to Skaville with a live set from the mighty masters of Jamaican groove, The Ska Vendors – a nine-member strong supergroup fronted by Scottish-born legend Steve Montgomery (who Jamaica Jump-Up enthusiasts will know well as our resident MCKilmarnock Steve).

To keep us in the rhythm, resident DJs Mohair Slim (Blue Juice), Jesse I (Babylon Burning) andStryka D (formerly Break the Chain) will be selecting the very best in rocksteady, early reggae and ska throughout the night. Plus, Melbourne’s first lady of reggae Systa BB (The Good, The Dub & The Global – 3RRR) and the tremendous Buddy Love will also be hitting the decks with 100% vinyl selections to keep people skankin’ all night long.

As a special treat this month, we’ll welcome guest MC Gentleman Conor ‘Pearl’ Healy to take good care of formalities for the rocksteady massive on the night. Get on down to the Gaso nice and early to beat the queue and indulge in some good pub grub before the party begins.

8Foot Felix - album launch with The Seven Ups & Trickbox (Culture Jam)<p>Tickets $15 + BF / $20 on door. Doors 8.00pm
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

8Foot Felix - album launch with The Seven Ups & Trickbox (Culture Jam)

Tickets $15 + BF / $20 on door. Doors 8.00pm

As legend has it the 8Foot Felix passed through a Bermuda-triangle time-portal to arrive in our modern times. The crew of this 18th Century vessel are dedicated to mastering every musical genre they can wrap their ears around. In the five years since their official launch as a band, this raucous ball of sea-soaked ska, funk, gypsy, hip-hop and blues has gained a reputation for setting dancefloors on fire. And finally the first vintage of their endeavours has been harvested, to be launched as their debut album Mad Isle at Melbourne's Gasometer on Friday May 20th 2016.

Captured in Sing Sing Studios, and matured like fine wines at the hands of Melbourne producer Cy Gorman, the songs of Mad Isle are ready for release into the air waves. To celebrate their launch 8Foot Felix are crafting an unforgettable night at the Gasometer, with the assistance of a host of creative collaborators, including the indomitable The Seven Ups.

waywardbreed - album launch with Low Talk and dirt bird<p>Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8.00pm.
May
19
7:30 pm19:30

waywardbreed - album launch with Low Talk and dirt bird

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

Hawk Moth records is proud to announce the release of waywardbreed's third album 'brother songs'.

To celebrate, waywardbreed will launch their album at The Gasometer Hotel, Thursday May 19th, 2016 supported by Low Talk and dirtbird.

Following in the wake of ‘gathering for the feast’, waywardbreed’s highly regarded 2013 LP, ‘brother songs' is a spacious, outward-looking album that finds songwriter Justin Avery at a crossroads between the restless travels of the past and the hope and harmony of friendships and love forged in the present.

Featuring the single 'In The Arms of The River', a tight, epic suspenseful piece of folk rock, 'brother songs' holds true to Avery's unique scope and vision, while allowing light into the darker corners of his lyricism.

'brother songs' will be available on vinyl through Hawk Moth Records and via digital download from Bandcamp and iTunes.

Ella Hooper - Wednesday residency with Kira Puru & Real Feelings<p>Tickets $15 + BF / $18 on door. Doors 8pm.
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

Ella Hooper - Wednesday residency with Kira Puru & Real Feelings

Tickets $15 + BF / $18 on door. Doors 8pm.

'New Magic' is the follow up EP to last years red wine / bath time heart breaker 'Venom', a devastating account of love letting you down, but New Magic is the yin to 'Venom's raging yang. Sonically coming from a mid tempo 90's inspired place - New Magic is a warm swirling pop piece featuring loops, chorus laden guitars, charmingly clunky keys and stacked indie-gospel harmonies.

Think lo-fi off beat pop a la Sharon Van Etten, Sparklehorse, Lost Animal and a smidge of Breathing Tornadoes era Ben Lee.

It's a perfect autumn arvo kind of place ro be, which befits the timing of its residency, as the leaves fall and things chill down, you can 'New Magic and chill' at the Gasso every Wednesday night in May with Hooper and co. as she leads 4 stunning line ups of cockle warming music.

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with Hideous Towns, Tim Richmond Group & Milk Teddy Jams<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.
May
17
7:30 pm19:30

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with Hideous Towns, Tim Richmond Group & Milk Teddy Jams

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.

May-time is upon us and for various wondrous reasons, Lost And Lonesome are celebrating! The Melbourne-based record label, nearing their 100th release, have decided it’s fiesta time at the Gasometer Hotel every Tuesday night for the entire month — and have we got some line-ups for you!

Milk Teddy have a new album champing at the bit so it’s a little taste-test tonight with Thomas performing solo, followed by the Tim Richmond Group performing all kinds of skewed pop treats including new tunes from their second album What’s in the Middle, out on July 1. Following on, dream-pop heartthrobs Hideous Towns will thenceforth bust out tunes from their latest EP Don’t Forget / Wake Us.

Spoonful - last show for 3 months!<p>SOLD OUT! - allocation of FREE TIX exhausted! Doors 4pm.
May
15
4:00 pm16:00

Spoonful - last show for 3 months!

SOLD OUT! - allocation of FREE TIX exhausted! Doors 4pm.

BOOK TICKETS FROM OZTIX - ALLOCATION EXHAUSTED!

July 19 2014 saw Spoonful celebrate their 21st birthday at The Gasometer in Collingwood. No one - not the band, not the venue, not the punter - realised just how much love and support they had generated in their first 21 years, resulting in a sold out show (in fact, well over sold out) hours before the band hit the stage. Over 200 people couldn’t even get into the venue!

Since then, the band have released their album ‘Indian Tiger Waterfall’ to another sold out show at The Spotted Mallard and rave reviews and festival slots around the country.

Sunday May 15 will see Spoonful return to the scene of their birthday party, with a special free show to thank the fans for their support. This will be the last show for a few months as various members work on other projects overseas, and before the launch of their first single since ‘Indian Tiger Waterfall’.

As a special thank you from the band and the venue for your support, this show will be FREE ENTRY, however, to secure your spot, you MUST reserve a free ticket via the Gas website.

See you at the show!

Shimmy Shimmy #6 featuring DJs Mohair Slim, Dusty Stylus, Coco Brown, Lady Blades, Bruce Milne  & S.R Ramirez plus The Exotics - live!<p>Tickets $15 on door. Doors 9pm - 3am.
May
14
May 15

Shimmy Shimmy #6 featuring DJs Mohair Slim, Dusty Stylus, Coco Brown, Lady Blades, Bruce Milne & S.R Ramirez plus The Exotics - live!

Tickets $15 on door. Doors 9pm - 3am.

I wanna rip it, rock it, really bop it, Whoaaaaa... That's right folks we're stomping and shaking again at The Gasometer Hotel.

Shimmy Shimmy! Melbourne's wildest dance party featuring the hottest sounds in mid century R&B / SOUL / SURF & GARAGE ROCK N ROLL. All played from original 45s. See Shimmy Shimmy DJs Lady Blades, Miss Brown, Mohair Slim (PBS) and Dusty Stylus team up with the crazy and frenetic sounds of Bruce Milne (RRR) Also all the way from Mexico City is S.R Ramirez from Mexican garage surf band Lost Acapulcos. He will be playing the hottest sounds in original Mexican Surf, Garage and Rock n Roll.

Speaking of Rock n Roll bands, Melbourne's own primitive monsters The Exotics will be gearing up the Shimmy stage for a set of mayhem and madness that will have you shaking like jelly in a bowl!

GET DRESSED UP TO GET MESSED UP and head on down to the Gasometer Hotel May 14th for Shimmy Shimmy!

Au Dré & DXHeaven - EP launch with Cocoa Noire and CC:DISCO!<p>Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

Au Dré & DXHeaven - EP launch with Cocoa Noire and CC:DISCO!

Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.

Melbourne's synth/pop acts Au Dré and DXHeaven are teaming up to launch their new EP’s on Friday the 13th of May at the Gasometer Hotel.

After a whirlwind end to 2015 attending the Red Bull Music Academy in Paris and the release of his single ‘Define’ Melbourne producer/songwriter Nicholas Lam A.K.A. DXHeaven is back with a new EP.

The EP combines the sophisticated and polished production style of contemporary electro with relentlessly catchy hooks and melodies. The clean and driving vocals are reminiscent of 80’s power pop from the likes of Tears for Fears or 10cc.

After the success of their single releases Fool Me, Climax and Wanna Know Au Dré are finally ready to drop their much anticipated self titled debut EP.

Au Dré is a collaboration between powerhouse vocalist/trumpeter Audrey Powne and keyboardist/producer James Bowers a.k.a. JamBau. The pair have been playing music together in various projects since their teens and have combined to pursue their mutual love of maximalist electronic music and 80’s funk and disco.

Sahara Beck - album launch with Gabriella Cohen<p>Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Sahara Beck - album launch with Gabriella Cohen

Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.

The great temptation for young artists has often been to try and be something they are not. To put on a costume so to speak and play make believe. It’s a pitfall that, thankfully, SAHARA BECK spotted years back, and she ain’t going there.

There are no big name producers and over the top stylists here, Sahara is an independent artist in the truest sense of the word – finding her own sound and in the process emerging as a true artist and not just another remarkable voice. And it is that energy that she has poured into the production of new album PANACEA – out APRIL 22, 2016 through Create Control.

Built around a week long session at the legendary 301 Byron Bay studios – just days before it closed for good – the record may be full of experimentation, but it never strays from the simple formula of wonderful songs performed with genuine passion. Working with long time collaborator and engineer Jeff Lovejoy, Sahara and her band had one of those recording experiences most artists dream about. Everything just clicked with her ambitious arrangements and wildly diverse influences – from jazz and soul to glitchy beats – gelling together into something that feels completely new.

For all its diversity and imagination, PANACEA is a collection of songs connected by an unmistakable honesty and identity, led by first track ‘Here It Comes’. Catch Sahara Beck as she launches PANACEA at The Gas on Thursday 12 May.

Ella Hooper - Wednesday residency with Jack Colwell & Dirt Hand<p>Tickets $15 + BF / $18 on door. Doors 8pm.
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

Ella Hooper - Wednesday residency with Jack Colwell & Dirt Hand

Tickets $15 + BF / $18 on door. Doors 8pm.

'New Magic' is the follow up EP to last years red wine / bath time heart breaker 'Venom', a devastating account of love letting you down, but New Magic is the yin to 'Venom's raging yang. Sonically coming from a mid tempo 90's inspired place - New Magic is a warm swirling pop piece featuring loops, chorus laden guitars, charmingly clunky keys and stacked indie-gospel harmonies.

Think lo-fi off beat pop a la Sharon Van Etten, Sparklehorse, Lost Animal and a smidge of Breathing Tornadoes era Ben Lee.

It's a perfect autumn arvo kind of place ro be, which befits the timing of its residency, as the leaves fall and things chill down, you can 'New Magic and chill' at the Gasso every Wednesday night in May with Hooper and co. as she leads 4 stunning line ups of cockle warming music.

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with Parading, Ciggie Witch & The Icypoles<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.
May
10
7:30 pm19:30

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with Parading, Ciggie Witch & The Icypoles

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.

May-time is upon us and for various wondrous reasons, Lost And Lonesome are celebrating! The Melbourne-based record label, nearing their 100th release, have decided it’s fiesta time at the Gasometer Hotel every Tuesday night for the entire month — and have we got some line-ups for you!

After a couple of years’ hiatus, The Icypoles return from blissful obscurity to regale us again with their heartbreakingly ramshackle girl-group delights. Ciggie Witch are riding high, with album number-two Classic Connection about to hit the shelves in early-June, while noisy dreamscapers Parading bring it home, having recently birthed their new 7” masterpiece ‘Butterfly’.

OCDANTAR - EP launch with Queen Magic, Alta, Couture & Kaia Willow<p>Tickets $10 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8.00pm.
May
7
8:00 pm20:00

OCDANTAR - EP launch with Queen Magic, Alta, Couture & Kaia Willow

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

OCDANTAR is the guise of Joshua Delaney’s solo body of electronic work and production collaborations. Savvy readers will notice OCDANTAR is Rat & Co backwards, sort of. “Time in Flux” is the first official release using this alter ego. A seven-track eclectic, though always spacious, mix of sonic and personal exploration. It plays like a translation of internal confusion, converting it to texture, a way to organize the mind. It is a beautiful narration of a mess, written in sound.

“Sounds a little like playing a Stereolab 45 on 33, Though it is not my place to say.” - Pete Baxter, Smooch Records

Time In Flux was recorded by OCDANTAR at Smooch Records, and mixed and mastered by Andrei Eremin at Deluxe Studios. It is due for release on Smooch Records on the 29th of April, 2016. On the 7 May OCDANTAR launches Time In Flux at the Gasometer joined by special guest Queen Magic, Alta, Couture and Kaia Willow on the decks.

The Warner Brothers – 30 Year Reunion with special guests Mick Thomas & Suzannah Espie plus support from Dan & Al<p>Tickets $18 + BF / $20 on door. Doors 8.00
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

The Warner Brothers – 30 Year Reunion with special guests Mick Thomas & Suzannah Espie plus support from Dan & Al

Tickets $18 + BF / $20 on door. Doors 8.00

In the mid 1980s, before the term alt-country was coined, a young Melbourne band played a particular style of music that lived somewhere between country and rock.

On any given weekend, you’d find The Warner Brothers playing in one of those great old bars: The POW, The Espy, The Punters, The GB – their songs seeped into the carpet and became part of the long memory that is Melbourne music. ‘Stuck in Melbourne’, ‘Bernie’ and ‘Brunswick St Girl’ lead a long list of well-regarded songs written by James Stewart and Dan Warner.

On Friday 6th of May at the Gasometer, The Warner Brothers celebrate 30 years in music together. They will be joined onstage by old friends Mick Thomas and Suzannah Espie PLUS a rare support set by Dan & Al. For anyone who loves the essence of Melbourne music, this is a night not to be missed.

30/70 - Re-press party! with Fortunes & SO.Crates <p>Tickets $12.20 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8.00pm.
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

30/70 - Re-press party! with Fortunes & SO.Crates

Tickets $12.20 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8.00pm.

Following 30/70's head knodding, lo-fi, boom-bap full-length debut which sold out nationally, souled out the Gasometer hotel and made its way to the UK, USA, MEXICO and JAPAN. Melbourne's original beat diciples will be hitting the streets again with a brand new pressing of COLD RADISH COMA.

Released on MOONTOWN RECORDS, COLD RADISH COMA is a gritty, streetwise journey. Delivering 30/70's signature hypnotic groove panorama drenched in love, weed, meditation, and spirituality.

With the addition of the ineffable Allysha Joy and her soul sisters, 30/70 is the soundtrack to your cosmic dreams, nights of desire in the dank deliquem.

“Stirring melodies, tight as fuck instrumentals and otherworldly compositions.” BRADLEY ZERO, RHYTHM SECTION, UK.

“weird and wonderful blend of short skits and fully flushed, soulful songs. Loose live grooves and lo-fi, head-nod funk” BANDCAMP NEW AND NOTABLE.

Ella Hooper - Wednesday residency with Mojo Juju & Harry Jakamarra (WA)<p>Tickets $15 + BF / $18 on door. Doors 8pm.
May
4
8:00 pm20:00

Ella Hooper - Wednesday residency with Mojo Juju & Harry Jakamarra (WA)

Tickets $15 + BF / $18 on door. Doors 8pm.

'New Magic' is the follow up EP to last years red wine / bath time heart breaker 'Venom', a devastating account of love letting you down, but New Magic is the yin to 'Venom's raging yang. Sonically coming from a mid tempo 90's inspired place - New Magic is a warm swirling pop piece featuring loops, chorus laden guitars, charmingly clunky keys and stacked indie-gospel harmonies.

Think lo-fi off beat pop a la Sharon Van Etten, Sparklehorse, Lost Animal and a smidge of Breathing Tornadoes era Ben Lee.

It's a perfect autumn arvo kind of place ro be, which befits the timing of its residency, as the leaves fall and things chill down, you can 'New Magic and chill' at the Gasso every Wednesday night in May with Hooper and co. as she leads 4 stunning line ups of cockle warming music.

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with The Zebras, Footy & Monnone Alone<p>Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.
May
3
7:30 pm19:30

Lost And Lonesome presents Sing Oh! De Mayo - Tuesdays In May with The Zebras, Footy & Monnone Alone

Tickets $10 on door. Doors 7.30pm.

May-time is upon us and for various wondrous reasons, Lost And Lonesome are celebrating! The Melbourne-based record label, nearing their 100th release, have decided it’s fiesta time at the Gasometer Hotel every Tuesday night for the entire month — and have we got some line-ups for you!

Fittingly, L&L label boss Marky M opens proceedings with his rambling collection of cosmic beach poppers Monnone Alone, followed by experimental piano peddling pioneers Footy (back from a brief sojourn to Who Knows Where?), with ace new band member Evelyn Morris tapping the tubs. Headlining the first night, The Zebras are bona fide Lost And Lonesome legends, veterans of the game… the longest continually jangling band on the label!

Eat Pierogi Make Love with Vulgargrad and Vardos Trio<p>Tickets for the band room $15 + BF / $20 on door. Dinner will be served from 5pm. Music will start from 8pm.
May
1
5:00 pm17:00

Eat Pierogi Make Love with Vulgargrad and Vardos Trio

Tickets for the band room $15 + BF / $20 on door. Dinner will be served from 5pm. Music will start from 8pm.

International Workers Day! Workers Unite! Pierogi Lovers Unite! Russian Criminal folk-ska-swing-punks Unite! In solidarity with the workers of the world Pierogi Pierogi return their highly successful Polish pop-up kitchen to The Gasometer to put a tasty dumpling shaped spanner into the machinations of an oppressive flavourless state.

Home made lemon vodka will flow! the disenfranchised will rise up! Pierogi, classic polish soup, pickles and kanapka - traditional open sandwiches; a veritable workers feast to nourish and drive the radical heart! Shoulder to shoulder we will sing, laugh, eat and cry!

The International Workers Day kitchen take over will reach fever pitch after dinner with musical accompaniment from our friends in low places, Russian criminal folk revolutionary bards Vulgargrad and their very special guests, gypsy apparatchiks Vardos Trio.

Pierogi Pierogi will be serving food at The Gasometer from 5pm.
You can order and pay for what you like from their menu at the bar.

The Live entertainment is in a separate band room from 8pm.
Tickets are $15 + BF pre-sale and $20 on the night.

Vodka will flow until the bar is closed.

The Outpost Presents... The Who's Who of Who Cares with DJs Whiskey Houston, Mr Weir and special guest Kovac<p>Tickets $15 on door. Doors 9pm - 3am.
Apr
30
May 1

The Outpost Presents... The Who's Who of Who Cares with DJs Whiskey Houston, Mr Weir and special guest Kovac

Tickets $15 on door. Doors 9pm - 3am.

“People like me were supposed to be into exclusivity, unapproachable. That's what I hate most. I think it's very démodé” – Karl Lagerfeld

Looking for plush interiors and decor, luxurious lounges, VIP booths, glamour, fashion and lavish cocktails? Wrong party.

This April the Outpost couldn’t give a shit who you are and what you look like as long as you are up for a disgustingly sweaty, amyl-fuelled dance. DJ’s Whiskey Houston, Mr Weir and special guest Kovac will be bringing ‘musical sophistication’ so you don’t have to worry.

So put on your finest whatever and name drop whoever the fuck cause we don’t care – except for disco and you fabulous nobodies.

This is a mixed event for gay guys and gals and non-exclusive types. No dickheads, homophobes and ‘don’t you know who I am’s’.

The Belligerents - single launch with Alex Lahey & Mesa Cosa<p>Ticket $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

The Belligerents - single launch with Alex Lahey & Mesa Cosa

Ticket $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.

After five years of hard work developing their sound and building a loyal fanbase The Belligerents really hit their stride in 2015. First gaining the attention of the country at the beginning of the year with their single "In My Way" the indie/psch five piece followed up with the release of their EP Outside:Inside which featured another Triple J favourite "Voices". The band rounded out the year in style with a national tour and a breathtaking cover of Fat Boy Slim's "Praise You" for Triple J's Like a Version.

Truly establishing themselves as an artist to watch in 2016, The Belligerents are now giving us the first taste of their forthcoming debut album with their single "Before, I Am". The new single showcases the band's trademark sound while presenting a different, more experimental vibe that was largely inspired by the unique recording environment. The band tracked the album in a remote location off the East Coast of Australia as Bass player/producer Konstantin Kersting explains - "To record the album we set up a studio in a big farm house on Stradbroke Island. We hired and borrowed a heap of gear to make it work and it actually turned out to be the most fun recording session we've ever been a part of. Most of the recording was done in the living room, some of the guitars were recorded in the bedrooms and bathroom and the control room area was set up in the kitchen. We spent a total of two weeks there and walked away with a pretty much finished full-length album."

The original idea for "Before, I Am" was first penned on an acoustic guitar but was later morphed into a full fledged rock tune after being fleshed out by the band. The single was expanded upon even further in the studio as Kersting explains - "Before, I Am is different from previous releases in the sense that we recorded in a totally different location which wasn't a 'real' recording studio. That gave us the freedom to experiment with some different and unusual sounds and really push ourselves to explore new ground, both in terms of production and songwriting." "Before, I Am" is a fitting first single as it will be the album opener and was the fist track the band wrote for the new record.

The Mangles with Dr. Doctor featuring Slowdancer plus DJ Boring<p>Tickets $5 on door. Doors 8pm.
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

The Mangles with Dr. Doctor featuring Slowdancer plus DJ Boring

Tickets $5 on door. Doors 8pm.

Turn around and give me your hand because Melbourne's premier all-male Bangles tribute band is back for their first show in over two years. Playing all the Bangles hits you love including "Eternal Flame", "Walk Like an Egyptian", "Manic Monday", "Venus", "Power of Love", "Purple Rain", "Blaze of Glory", and more, they'll be joined by smooth pop sounds from Dr. Doctor with special guest Slowdancer, and DJ Boring filling the gaps. You don't want to lose this feeling.

AIM Ensemble Nights<p>Doors 5pm FREE ENTRY!
Apr
27
5:00 pm17:00

AIM Ensemble Nights

Doors 5pm FREE ENTRY!

The Australian Institute of Music is proud to present its student ensembles over two amazing nights. Performances will feature our Diploma and Bachelor students playing a mix of Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Brazilian, Reggae and more! So come down and see the next generation of awesome young Melbourne musicians strutting their stuff.

AIM Ensemble Nights<p>Doors 5pm FREE ENTRY!
Apr
26
5:00 pm17:00

AIM Ensemble Nights

Doors 5pm FREE ENTRY!

The Australian Institute of Music is proud to present its student ensembles over two amazing nights. Performances will feature our Diploma and Bachelor students playing a mix of Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Brazilian, Reggae and more! So come down and see the next generation of awesome young Melbourne musicians strutting their stuff.

Andre Warhurst and the Rare Byrds - FRONT BAR<p>Free entry! Music from 5.30pm
Apr
25
5:30 pm17:30

Andre Warhurst and the Rare Byrds - FRONT BAR

Free entry! Music from 5.30pm

He watched the bands roadies load the equipment in. He noted as the bands guitarist arrived suitable late to sound check, carring only a guitar and with girlfriend on arm. This was the 90's and from behind the bar at the Gasometer Hotel, he served drinks and made enough money to buy an electric guitar. He wanted to play rock n roll, and a mean lead guitar. He now fronts Andre Warhurst and the Rare Byrds, which is a rock n roll band....

Andre is also the front man of local party RnB band Spoonful. The Rare Byrds is a rock trio that features Andre’s brother and Spoonful drummer Kit Warhurst (Rocket Science) and CJ Rhodes (Silver Night Drive). Drawing from the classic sounds of 60’s and 70’s rock n roll, Andre Warhurst and the Rare Byrds promise to get you rocking in a warm, riffy-fuzzy kinda way. Good-times.

Emma Donovan and The Putbacks & The Meltdown - double bill April Sunday residency with DJ Fairbanks Robinson<p>Tickets $15 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8.30pm.
Apr
24
8:30 pm20:30

Emma Donovan and The Putbacks & The Meltdown - double bill April Sunday residency with DJ Fairbanks Robinson

Tickets $15 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8.30pm.

Every Sunday in April brings you the predestined and fortuitous double bill of Emma Donovan and The Putbacks and The Meltdown at the Gasometer Hotel.

Hope Street Recordings label mates and musical colleagues, both groups have a robust respect and dedication for songwriting and featuring the indisputable vocal talents of Emma Donovan and Simon Burke. Joined by DJ Fairbanks Robinson, Sunday night, make the dance floor right.

Doors: 8.30pm
DJ Fairbanks Robinson: 8.30 - 9.00pm
The Meltdown: 9.00 - 10.00pm
DJ Fairbanks Robinson: 10.00 - 10.30pm
Emma Donovan and The Putbacks: 10.30 - 11.30pm

Palm Springs - tape launch with Caroline No & Calamari Girls plus Jacky Winter vs. Pink Tiles DJs<p>Tickets $12 on door. Doors 8pm.
Apr
23
8:00 pm20:00

Palm Springs - tape launch with Caroline No & Calamari Girls plus Jacky Winter vs. Pink Tiles DJs

Tickets $12 on door. Doors 8pm.

Melbourne three piece Palm Springs are celebrating their new EP Sweet Concrete by releasing a limited edition run of cassettes. Recently recorded live in the studio with engineer Dan Luscombe at the helm, the seven songs are built upon minimal blues/folk combinations, imagery laden meditations on lonerism, loss, still life, self doubt, animal hierarchies, and Randy Newman. The Springs will be joined by the masters of the incredible and the improvisational, Caroline No and a rare appearance by Melbourne/Darwin four piece Calamari Girls. Between bands sonic airwaves will be occupied by duelling hits chosen by Jacky Winter & the Pink Tiles DJs.

Loose Tooth - EP launch with Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Wet Lips, Alex Lashlie & DJ Fee B Squared<p>Tickets SOLD OUT! Doors 8pm.
Apr
22
8:00 pm20:00

Loose Tooth - EP launch with Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Wet Lips, Alex Lashlie & DJ Fee B Squared

Tickets SOLD OUT! Doors 8pm.

Loose Tooth herald in their debut EP 'Saturn Returns' under April's pink full moon with a launch at The Gas on Friday 22 April. EP out through Milk Records on April 1st.

With celestial guests:

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Wet Lips

Alex Lashlie

Fee B Squared

PLAYING TIMES:
Doors: 8:00pm
Alex Lashlie: 8:40pm
Wet Lips: 9:25pm
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: 10:15pm
Loose Tooth: 11.05pm

Dorsal Fins - 7" launch with Broadway Sounds, Angie McMahon & DJ Davey Lane<p>Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Dorsal Fins - 7" launch with Broadway Sounds, Angie McMahon & DJ Davey Lane

Tickets $12 + BF / $15 on door. Doors 8pm.

With Album Number Two already in the can, Dorsal Fins are proud to release a Limited Edition 7”, ‘Fins at the Speed of Sound’ - out just in time for International Record Store Day, Saturday 16th April via their own label, Gripless Records.

The 7” release is a homage to one of the Fins’ most treasured influences… Paul McCartney’s ‘other’ band, Wings.

Despite often being maligned and underrated, Wings made some incredible music during the 1970’s, two great examples of which are embraced on this release. A-Side ‘Let ‘Em In’ (taken from 1976’s ‘Wings at the Speed of Sound’) sees Jarrad Brown take the lead on a tripped-out take of this downtempo-disco stunner. The flip features Ella Thompson tearing through a deeply soulful version of the classic ‘My Love’ (from 1973’s ‘Red Rose Speedway’).

Dorsal Fins - ‘Fins at the Speed of Sound’ - Limited Edition 7” out Saturday 16th April via Dripless Records.

A) Let ‘Em In
B) My Love