I Heart Hiroshima with Wet Lips & Suss Cunts <P> Tickets $20 BF inc. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

I Heart Hiroshima with Wet Lips & Suss Cunts

Tickets $20 BF inc. Doors 8.00 PM

After Spillin' the Light in 2016, I HEART HIROSHIMA are now looking to the present and beyond: Dreamin' Heavy. An exploration of fundamental frustration and disagreements with proven strategies. Including "One Click", "Key to Life", "Born Too Late", "Workin'" and a bit of a special closing track: the much anticipated "Action”.

I HEART HIROSHIMA are a ragged joy of guitars and drums… since their 2005 dawn they've strung their self-styled way through some eps - 3 Letter Word for Candy; Cut in Colour - and two albums - Tuff Teeth; The Rip - along with numerous tours and festivals around Australia, Europe and Asia. Guest tour spots have included runs with Conor Oberst, Ratatat, Gang of Four, Shonen Knife, The Rakes, Peaches, Maximo Park, The Mint Chicks, The Grates, Regurgitator and more… Matt, Cameron and Sull set the pace for a new tune of episodes after teasing the possibilities in early 2016 when Sull returned from Berlin… subsequently recording an EP Spillin' the Light with Dubzy from Blank Realm. Riding a chasm of togetherness after an extended time apart inhabiting different worlds, since filled with life and experiences a new sensation rides high in the mix.

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Dancing In Outer Space With DJ Manchild, Big Rig & Caruso v. Caruso (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Dancing In Outer Space With DJ Manchild, Big Rig & Caruso v. Caruso (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM

The eighth edition of 'Dancing In Outer Space' is going coco-bananas upstairs at The Gaso this Saturday!!

Fresh from exploding minds with his annual Strawberry Fields closing DJ set, Manchild (PBS FM, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra) will be doing what he always does - digging deep in the depths of funk and disco from all around the globe and getting that dancefloor heaving.

BigRig will be bringing her trademark dancefloor soul, brazilian and disco styles to our earholes.

Early on in the evening the Caruso brothers will be holding the fort and warming up those boogie shoes.

It's going down Saturday November 25th so give your body what it wants, give your body what it needs... Dancing In Outer Space 8!!!!

Dancing In Outer Space Saturday November 25th upstairs at The Gaso DJs Manchild, Big Rig and Caruso v. Caruso

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VIRGO Collective ~ Marketplace <P> FREE ENTRY. Doors 12.30 PM
Nov
26
to Nov 27

VIRGO Collective ~ Marketplace

FREE ENTRY. Doors 12.30 PM

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Supported by - LISTEN

"A direct response to the tired excuses posed by boys-club organisations when discussing gender equality within gig lineups and art based platforms, the project is a collaborative attempt to enforce visibility and diversify the industry.

The VIRGO Collective project spans across multiple avenues including online publication and print, event curation and employment-based social networking platforms - aiming to establish an even playing field where gender equality is no longer the goal, but the norm."

MARKETPLACE - (12.30pm - 7pm)

Underground Sundae
Filthyratbag
Bedroom The Label
Rebel Girl
1993 Til Infinity
91vintage
Haus of Dizzy
Eat If You're Hungry Zine
fledgeling
Goon Gurls Don't Cry
Ess Bee
Rahma, The Label
Gala Sphere

+ MORE TBA

Soundtracked by CRXZY SXXY CXXL

JADE ZOE // MIMI // Lotus Moonchild // SHELL LEY // SAL

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FREE!!!! LAUNCH PARTY Pres. by Cool Room - (7pm - 1am)

WAHE // Juicy Romance // EMILY ROSEMAN 

++++++ SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL GUEST

VIRGO Collective acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. This event takes place on stolen land and sovereignty has never been ceded.

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The Settlement with Special Guests (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Settlement with Special Guests (UPSTAIRS)

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

THE SETTLEMENT are a band of brothers from regional Victoria that rose from the ashes of the much loved BUDDHA IN A CHOCOLATE BOX.

They have released music each year since forming and have been touring Australia relentlessly earning themselves the reputation of a gang of reprobates that can really fucking play. On and off the stage.

2017 has been huge for THE SETTLEMENT with the release of their debut album Stand In The Middle which realizes their potential as songwriters and recording artists.

"Partnering the song’s sombre focus with the strained stretch of violins and vocalist Adrian Calvano’s elongated, bluntly-delivered lines" - RollingStone Aus

“a rollicking slice of tunage” - The Brag on "She's Alright"

"Here, The Settlement successfully dump tired country music tropes to welcome everyone in for a drink." - The Music on Stand In The Middle

"The band’s roots in folk is clear, but they’ve projected a great amount of evocative punch with this single that indicates The Settlement’s move into some great alt-country territory." - The Au Review on "She Feels Like Home"

2017 also represents their first foray into International touring as they been accepted to play in LA at the YouBloom and NYC at the Mondo Festivals. They will spend a month in the US during September and October making believers out of a whole new territory of potential fans.

THE SETTLEMENT believe so hard from the stage that it's impossible not to feel the same from the audience.

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The Slingers with Birdhouse, Hurling Up Limbs, Alphonso & More! <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 7.00 PM
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Slingers with Birdhouse, Hurling Up Limbs, Alphonso & More!

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 7.00 PM

The Slingers are looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday (28th of November). To celebrate our new single releases "One More Day" & "This Time", we're taking to the Gasometer Hotel.

We’ve slung together our oldest and dearest friends for the night including indie legends Birdhouse, psych-funk rockers Hurlin' Up Limbs, and our favourite psychonauts Alphonso.

Come and take a load off.

The Slingers: https://soundcloud.com/theslingers Birdhouse: https://birdhouseofficialmusic.bandcamp.com/ Hurlin' Up Limbs: https://soundcloud.com/hurlin-up-limbs Alphonso: https://alphonso.bandcamp.com/

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ROBYN HITCHCOCK - 40 YEARS AND COUNTING <P>Tickets $39.90/$50 on the door. Doors 7.00pm
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

ROBYN HITCHCOCK - 40 YEARS AND COUNTING

Tickets $39.90/$50 on the door. Doors 7.00pm

Tickets on sale from Oztix    

Tickets on sale from Oztix

 

 

ROBYN HITCHCOCK - 40 YEARS AND COUNTING

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's greatest songsmiths and is set to treat audiences in Melbourne and Sydney to a collection of tracks that span his career.

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums including his self-titled most recent which has been described as an "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove" (and that’s by Robyn himself).

December sees two very special concerts from Robyn featuring songs from his entire career. From Soft Boys classics (‘I Wanna Destroy You’, ‘Kingdom Of Love’, ‘Underwater Moonlight’), through early solo masterpieces (‘Brenda’s Iron Sledge’, ‘Egyptian Cream’, ‘The Man With The Lightbulb Head’), Egyptians era milestones (‘If You Were a Priest’, ‘Queen Elvis, Balloon Man’, ‘Madonna Of The Wasps’), and recent magnum opuses (‘Detective Mindhorn’, ‘I Pray When I’m Drunk’, ‘Be Still’).

Accompanying Robyn will be Davey Lane, hot off his recent solo album success (I’m Gonna Burn Out Bright.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to”. His most recent album Robyn Hitchcock (produced by Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs) has received stunning reviews. 21 albums in and Robyn Hitchcock is composing and performing songs as strong as anything you will hear anywhere.

"A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings..." - Rolling Stone

Wed 29th Nov - The Gasometer, Melbourne Wed 13th Dec - Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney

Tickets from www.davidroywilliams.com.au

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Heavy Penalty First Headline Show! (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Heavy Penalty First Headline Show! (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Heavy Penalty come to the Gaso for their first headline show! Their sound is a collision of genres which reflects the diverse background of the members, who have performed with artists such as Melbourne jazz legend Barney McAll and local rockers Creek. A futurist blend of soul, jazz, hip-hop and electronica results which is sure to excite. 1283 journey up from the westside to bring their unique soundz to the north! Returning from a brief hiatus be sure to catch this local supergroup while ya can. Dirty Rocket is the latest musical offering from Melbourne multi-disciplinary artist Casey Nicholls-Bull. These songs are visceral and vivid, sure to take you for a ride.

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E^ST 'Life Goes On' Launch with Eilish Gilligan (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

E^ST 'Life Goes On' Launch with Eilish Gilligan (UPSTAIRS)

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

In support of her excellent new single ‘Life Goes On’, E^ST is excited to play two intimate headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The Australian teenager, songwriter and nonconformist will take the stage upstairs at Melbourne’s The Gasometer Hotel on Thursday 30 November and at Sydney’s Oxford Circus on Friday December 1.

E^ST has also shared a remix EP which features new interpretations of her single ‘Life Goes On’, put together by KC Lights, Twilo, and her pal Alice Ivy. Listen HERE

In September, E^ST (aka Mel Bester) returned with ‘Life Goes On’, her first single in over a year. The song came to life during a writing stint with UK producer Jim Elliot (Ellie Goulding, Foxes) and continues to affirm Bester as one of Australia’s most exciting young pop acts. The track peaked at #1 on triple j’s weekly most played chart and has been streamed over 2 million times to date.

E^ST’s prodigious songwriting talent lies in her ability to express the conflicted emotions of youth in her own distinctive voice. In 2014, Bester shared her fully-formed debut EP Old Age - an impressive feat for the then-16 year old. Bester has since then shared another two EPs: 2015’s The Alley, 2016’s Get Money!, and earlier this year she appeared on Alice Ivy's single 'Get Me A Drink', alongside Melbourne rapper Charlie Threads.

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Tropical Fuck Storm with Special Guests <P> Tickets $20+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Tropical Fuck Storm with Special Guests

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

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Tropical Fuck Storm (TFS) are a mad art-punk-psych-experimental-rock band formed by Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin (The Drones). Liddiard and Kitschin are joined by Lauren Hammel (High Tension) on drums and Erica Dunn (Harmony, Palm Springs) on guitars, keys and other gadgets. Not since John Lydon changed it up from the Sex Pistols to PiL has a curveball felt so bracingly exhilarating.

"Tropical Fuck Storm are already one of the most exciting Australian acts around, and ‘Chameleon Paint’ is already one of the songs of the goddamn year. It’s almost good enough to make you forget we’re a few weeks away from getting annihilated by a swollen orange fascist with his stumpy little fingers on the nuclear button. Almost." The Brag

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Tropical Fuck Storm with Suss Cunts <P> Tickets $20+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Tropical Fuck Storm with Suss Cunts

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

Tropical Fuck Storm (TFS) are a mad art-punk-psych-experimental-rock band formed by Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin (The Drones). Liddiard and Kitschin are joined by Lauren Hammel (High Tension) on drums and Erica Dunn (Harmony, Palm Springs) on guitars, keys and other gadgets. Not since John Lydon changed it up from the Sex Pistols to PiL has a curveball felt so bracingly exhilarating.

"Tropical Fuck Storm are already one of the most exciting Australian acts around, and ‘Chameleon Paint’ is already one of the songs of the goddamn year. It’s almost good enough to make you forget we’re a few weeks away from getting annihilated by a swollen orange fascist with his stumpy little fingers on the nuclear button. Almost." The Brag

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MAX FREAK VI <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
2
to Dec 3

MAX FREAK VI

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

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MAX FREAK IS BACK FOR THE SUMMER AT A NEW VENUE WITH HIGHER VIBES THAN EVER!

IT IS A WILD MUSIC + DANCE + PERFORMANCE + ART PARTY PRODUCED WITH A STRONG BELIEF IN THE POWER AND IMPORTANCE OF NON-INSTITUTIONAL EVENTS TO CULTIVATE COMMUNITY BY CELEBRATING INDIVIDUALITY, CREATIVITY AND SELF EXPRESSION

WE WELCOME EVERY GENRE OF HUMXN TO BE WHOEVER THEY WANT TO BE AT MAX FREAK!

DJ'S TBA

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS +BETTY GRUMBLE +BRONTESAURUS SEX +EFFIGY OF JEAN +FLORIAN FROU FROU +JOLENE +LEON ANDON +MINIETAUR +PENN GABONA

INSTALLATION ARTISTS +LILAHK KHALIL +MOLLY FEELING +NICHOLAS MATE +STEV ZAR +RAINBOW SLAM +SHAMITA SIVABALAN

This event takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and future. We acknowledge that sorevigenty was never ceded.

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Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

A.D.K.O.B “Giraffe Single Tour” with special guests (Upstairs)

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

Sydney indie pop A.D.K.O.B act return with their most catchy single to date, ‘giraffe’. The song which will feature on their 2018 sophomore EP (untitled) is driven by an infectious guitar line that pulses through the track. To promote the release of the single A.D.K.O.B are touring on the east coast in November and December.

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Andrew McCubbin featuring Melinda Kay Album Launch with Mick Turner (Dirty Three) & Kishore Ryan (Kid Sam) <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 1.30 PM
Dec
3
1:30 PM13:30

Andrew McCubbin featuring Melinda Kay Album Launch with Mick Turner (Dirty Three) & Kishore Ryan (Kid Sam)

Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 1.30 PM

Andrew McCubbin and Melinda Kay have recently returned from touring the UK and Europe to launch their new album, Where Once There was a Fire, here in Australia.

On his 5th studio album, Where Once There was a Fire, McCubbin has perfected his songwriting craft. Likened to The National, Leonard Cohen and Mark Lanegan & Isobelle Campbell, the album has already garnered great reviews both here and in the UK and Europe.

"A fantastic, majestic and a total marvel of a record". Sonic Wave Magazine (Spain)

"It is music with a weight like embroidered cloth and a stillness that hangs far beyond its ending. "Real Slow", is a real stand-out, a gem. If there is a better song released this year then perhaps all the fucking madness is worth it." Robert Arthurton (UK)

I swear - you feel rather than hear. I don’t think anyone’s really achieved this before. And this LP will not be far from my turntable for yonks". Robert Brokenmouth 1-94

McCubbin is a singer whose intimate breath fills our sail with songs of love and reverence. He is the bravest of songwriters – daring to whittle a song down to its barest essence until you can only feel its heart string vibrating.

The album swims with guitars, strings and choirs luring the listener to the rocks. McCubbin is sublimely joined by Melinda Kay on vocals and piano, Chris Hughes (Mick Harvey / Hugo Race) on drumscapes and Andy Papadopoulos (Ron Peno) on bass. McCubbin and Melinda Kay will be joined onstage by Marc Regueiro-McKelvie (Teeth and Tongue) on guitar, Andy Papadopoulos (Ron Peno) on bass, Tim O'Shannassy (Penny Ikinger) on drums, Julitha Ryan on cello and boy soprano, Junaid Eastman.

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VERTIGO SEEK WITH LUNANAUT & THE PALPATINES (UPSTAIRS) <P> TICKETS $5 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

VERTIGO SEEK WITH LUNANAUT & THE PALPATINES (UPSTAIRS)

TICKETS $5 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM

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Guardians of Eternal Youth is the debut album from Melbourne Production duo ‘Vertigo Seek’. Collaborating with a range of both local and international acts, Guardians of Eternal Youth takes you through a multi genre journey, delivering a cohesive yet diverse display of rock, pop, hip hop and electronica. Performed live in its entirety, with a host of featuring artists, Vertigo Seek are set to cement their reputation as Guardians of Eternal Youth. Fresh off the release of debut single ‘Hopeless Case’, The Palpatines will be opening the night with a live set packed with high intensity thrash pop before 4 piece indie rock outfit, Lunanaut, take the stage with a reshuffled lineup and a batch of brand new material. Kick off your Summer properly, upstairs at the Gaso from 7pm, with cheap drinks, good vibes and good times.

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It's Not A Race Presented by Beverley Wang, Paola Balla, Santilla Chingaipe & Benjamin Law <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

It's Not A Race Presented by Beverley Wang, Paola Balla, Santilla Chingaipe & Benjamin Law

Tickets $15+BF/$20

It’s been a big year for ABC RN podcast It’s Not A Race and they’re throwing a party to celebrate!

Beverley Wang and a panel of special guests are taping the season two finale in front of a live audience in Melbourne, and you should be there!

Paola Balla, Santilla Chingaipe and Benjamin Law will be on stage for the diversity panel to ~end~ all diversity panels. What are the conversations they’re ~dying~ to have, rather than the conversations they’re ~expected~ to have?

Also featuring a musical performance by Yeo.

It’s Not A Race is the podcast Australia needs right now, featuring stories and conversations about everything race related here and beyond. Subscribe here or find it on the ABC Listen app.

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Francesca Gonzales Presents 'A Very Gonzo Christmas' with Neeko, Tyler Millott & Matteo Meirelles (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

Francesca Gonzales Presents 'A Very Gonzo Christmas' with Neeko, Tyler Millott & Matteo Meirelles (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Francesca Gonzales is hosting her first residency at The Gasometer Upstairs. Each night there will be a resi DJ, 3 Bands and a whole lot of fun!

Tuesday 5th December: DJ - Matteo Meirelles Neeko Tyler Millott

Tuesday 12th December: DJ - Peter Noel Simonsen Uncle Penny Bags and The Vibe-A-Centrics Dhana Bhutan

Tuesday 19th December: DJ - Jessica Zammit Kieran Christopherson TBH

Cannot wait to see you there!! xx

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THAA Records Official Launch Party Featuring LANKS and BATTS! <P> Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

THAA Records Official Launch Party Featuring LANKS and BATTS!

Doors 8.00 PM

THAA Records Official Launch Party Featuring LANKS and BATTS!

Come and celebrate the official launch of THAA Records.

Live performances from THAA Records' Artists LANKS and BATTS and well as sets from The Hills Are Alive DJ's.

Join the THAA Records Mailing List at http://www.thaarecords.com/ to RSVP for Free Entry

First 100 people to arrive will receive a limited edition THAA Records 7" vinyl (THAA Records first official release!).

Playing Times: Doors: 8pm Hills DJ's: 8pm - 9pm BATTS: 9pm - 9:40pm (Hills DJ's: 9:40pm - 10:00pm) LANKS: 10:00pm - 10:40pm (Hills DJ's: 10:40pm - 11:30pm)

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The Money War with Tim Ayre & Oliver Martin (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Money War with Tim Ayre & Oliver Martin (UPSTAIRS)

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

To complete a busy year on the road touring, The Money War announces more end of year dates including a performance at The Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie.

The band recently completed a tour with Holy Holy and are currently on the road touring with Meg Mac, playing to thousands of people across 25 sold out shows. Prior to hitting the road with Meg they wrote and produced a glorious new single 'Hold On'.

"The Money War's latest offering, Hold On is a great song - There is such an effortless magnificence embedded within 'Hold On'- Channeling elements of Sleepy Jackson and Bon Iver" - IOHYOU 'Fresh Juice'

"This feels a bit like you woke up The Sleepy Jackson! Another cracker from The Money War - I love you guys" - Lewis Hobba JJJ

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Dean Ray 'The Messenger' Launch with Special Guests <P> Tickets $20+BF. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Dean Ray 'The Messenger' Launch with Special Guests

Tickets $20+BF. Doors 8.00 PM

Dean Ray grew up in tiny Meandarra QLD, with both parents performing and touring on the country music circuit Dean says he was born into it. Dean travelled Australia sleeping in guitar cases while they packed up their gear to travel to the next beer soaked venue. “Travelling with musicians you pick up a thing or two” says Dean. At age 6 he was keen to learn drums, and with guitar lessons underway at 13 he began to write songs. He was recruited into his parents’ band but at 16 years of age left his family home to move to Melbourne and follow his musical dream.

Dean has worked hard at his craft, writing, touring and honing his talents. He has performed countless headline shows, touring both nationally and internationally since making waves in the public eye back in 2014. His debut single “Coming Back” hit No. 1 on the iTunes Singles Chart with Platinum status, and his self-titled album achieved Gold status.

Dean's second album, "The Messenger" is out now. It includes singles "The Winnings" and "Call It A Day". Rolling Stone says of “The Messenger”:

“Ray delivers a set that’s steeped in Australiana and affecting story-telling... The down-on-his-luck outlaw rocker motif isn’t new, but Ray’s talent turns it upside down with terrific verve.”

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Thirsty Merc 'Take Me Back' with special guests <P> Tickets $40+BF/$50 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Thirsty Merc 'Take Me Back' with special guests

Tickets $40+BF/$50 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Show time and date: Sat Dec 9th (doors 8pm) Gasometer Hotel address: 484 Smith St Collingwood Tickets: https://gasometer.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=78649

THIRSTY MERC'S TAKE ME BACK TOUR TO HIT MELBOURNE!

15 years ago, Thirsty Merc bounded onto the music scene with their Summertime sounds, making their mark on radio and TV over the ensuing years and to celebrate this milestone, the band are heading back out on the road on their Take Me Back Tour kicking off in Brisbane on 2 November.

Thirsty Merc formed in Sydney in 2002 releasing their debut EP, First Work, in September, 2003, before being signed to Warner Music. The band’s big break came in 2004 with the release of their debut, self titled, album which included the hits, Someday Someday and In The Summertime (the theme for Bondi Rescue since 2006).

Two more studio albums followed - Slideshows in 2007 (#4 ARIA Album) and Mousetrap Heart in 2010 (#14 on the ARIA Album chart) which included radio staples, 20 Good Reasons, Mousetrap Heart and Tommy and Krista

Fast forward to 2015 - Thirsty Merc released Shifting Gears, their first wholly independent and first new material in five years and spent the next few months crossing the country; running up thousands of Frequent Flyer points and sold out shows.

Besides the hits, the Take Me Back Tour is a celebration of all the music along the way and fans can expect to hear songs they’ve never heard the band perform live before.

Lead singer, Rai Thistlethwayte, said today: “It’s thanks to the fans that we’re still here, loving life and music, 15 years later and this tour is a big “thank you” to everyone who’s sung along with us over the years, as well as a great opportunity to dust off some songs we’ve never included in our shows"

Find out more at www.thirstymerc.com

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Blue Velvet with Palpatine, World Sick & Clove (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Blue Velvet with Palpatine, World Sick & Clove (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Blue Velvet are a four piece rock band based in Sydney. Today they are releasing their video for new single "You're Not Going Home". The track is a follow up to the release of their debut EP 'Collide' - and will be in iTunes/Spotify and online stores Friday November 10.

The single shows the band moving towards a new direction while continuing to further their signature alternative rock sound.

In celebration of the new song - they are also announcing three east-coast Australia dates - 10th of November in Sydney at Vic on the Park Hotel, 19th of November in Brisbane at Bloodhound Bar and 10th of December in Melbourne upstairs at Gasometer.

"'You're Not Going Home' feels like a sort of continuation from what we talked about in 'Collide'" says vocalist and keyboardist Samuel Bauermeister "The song is about assessing toxic relationships and moving on from aspects of life that you really invested in".

Directed by Nick Hargans, the video literally shows a heart being ripped out with the front-man trying to live his day to day life without it. 'The video shows how having envious rage can be something that's covered up with a type of mask' says bassist and vocalist Michael Godwin, 'There are always two faces you wear during break ups and we really wanted to show that'.

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Francesca Gonzales Presents: 'A Very Gonzo Christmas' with Uncle Penny Bags and The Vibe-A-Centrics & Dhana Bhutan (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Francesca Gonzales Presents: 'A Very Gonzo Christmas' with Uncle Penny Bags and The Vibe-A-Centrics & Dhana Bhutan (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Francesca Gonzales is hosting her first residency at The Gasometer Upstairs. Each night there will be a resi DJ, 3 Bands and a whole lot of fun!

Tuesday 5th December: DJ - Matteo Meirelles Neeko Tyler Millott

Tuesday 12th December: DJ - Peter Noel Simonsen Uncle Penny Bags and The Vibe-A-Centrics Dhana Bhutan

Tuesday 19th December: DJ - Jessica Zammit Kieran Christopherson TBH

Cannot wait to see you there!! xx

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Chela 'Bad Habit' Launch with Special Guests <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Chela 'Bad Habit' Launch with Special Guests

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

Chela, the Los Angeles-based Australian pop artist, recently returned with her magnetic new single "Bad Habit" and its accompanying incredible dance video. NPR premiered the video on First Watch, saying it "slithers and strikes like classic Shakira... 'Bad Habit' is a complex and desperate piece of pop music." Chela directed and choreographed the video herself, and its choreography is even more compelling in context with the song's lyrics: she tells NPR that was "Bad Habit" was inspired by "human error": "We are not always as virtuous as we seek to be. In this song I am calling myself out and pleading for punishment."

Chela will be playing The Gasometer in Melbourne on December 13th.

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High-Tails - 'A Slight Hi' Album Tour with Wesley Fuller, Moody Beach & Sleeping Lessons <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

High-Tails - 'A Slight Hi' Album Tour with Wesley Fuller, Moody Beach & Sleeping Lessons

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

We're very excited to be launching our debut album "A Slight Hi" with a big ol' party at The Gasometer Hotel!

Joining us ... ➳ Wesley Fuller ➳ MOODY BEACH ➳ Sleeping Lessons

Off the back of dropping their dynamite debut album "A Slight Hi", Sydney's switched-on popsters High-tails are hyped to announce a run of jam-packed East Coast launches for the record. The band will hit the road in early December to make party in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. "A Slight Hi" features the singles "All The Time", which debuted via triple j's Home and Hosed, and "Into The Light", which Seven In The Mix declared is "a delectable pop vibration ... we need more feel good bands like this in these troubled times". The band more recently contributed album cut "Friends Forever" ahead of its release to the ongoing Thirty Days Of Yes mixtape for marriage equality. The twelve-track album was produced by Chris Colonna, founder of triple j hitmakers Bumblebeez. After demo'ing at drummer Toby's mum's barn in Bega, Chris beamed himself in from his Braidwood bunker to track with the High-tails boys at studios on the Central Coast and in Sydney. Oh, and frontman Nick recorded some vocals in his bedroom, too! Upon the album's release Homemade Dynamite dropped comparisons to The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem and The Creases and frothed "It sounds like the band are having fun" while themusic.com.au raved of the album's depth "What sets them apart is their crisp, clear production, proclivity for ironic melodrama and the occasional image that catches you off guard". In the lead-up to the release of the record High-tails played slots at Brisbane's BIGSOUND and Sydney's King Street Crawl festivals, as well as a jam-packed "secret house party" in the Sydney suburbs with support from Body Type and Spike Vincent. LunchBox gushed of a recent gig "In spite of how undeniably talented and brilliant High-tails are, they are relaxed and endearingly goofy", while themusic.com.au marvelled "'All The Time' even had passers-by on the street stopping to dance ... the gracious and engaged crowd weren't disappointed".

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We Lost The Sea - Five Years Of The Quietest Place On Earth Tour <P> Tickets $20+BF/$25 on the door.
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

We Lost The Sea - Five Years Of The Quietest Place On Earth Tour

Tickets $20+BF/$25 on the door.

After a busy and exciting year for We Lost The Sea, including their first and very successful tour to Europe, they will be wrapping it up with a small run of shows to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their acclaimed second album The Quietest Place On Earth.

TQPOE was released on December 1, 2012. This record was an important step for them and included some powerful songs that would help define their sound and them as a band. It was also the last album that their late friend and frontman, Chris Torpy, would be on, after taking his own life in March 2013.

This is a special record for the band and fans and has rarely been played live since losing Chris. This run of shows will include songs from this album and the highly acclaimed Departure Songs and a couple of other surprises. They will be joined by longtime friend Jarrod Krafczyk (The Amenta, At Dark, Omerata) on vocal duties, and Brendon Warner will be back on 3rd guitar for this tour.

These will be the last shows for their year and will see the band go into writing and recording mode to work on their next album, scheduled for release some time in 2018.

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Dial-Up: Cruel Summer II w/ D. Tiffany (CAN) <P> Tickets $10 before 6PM, $15 After. Doors 3.00 PM
Dec
17
to Dec 18

Dial-Up: Cruel Summer II w/ D. Tiffany (CAN)

Tickets $10 before 6PM, $15 After. Doors 3.00 PM

You’ve escaped the city and spent the day at the beach; ocean waves replacing the tides of morning commuters as seagulls fight for leftover chips. The smell of sea salt on your skin fades and the ocean breeze disappears on the drive home.

It’s a Cruel Summer.

But the weekend isn’t over yet...

Dial-Up heads out of the basement and welcomes D. Tiffany to the open air of the Gasometer Hotel for a 2.5 hour set at Cruel Summer on Sunday, December 17.

In recent years, D. Tiffany has effortlessly moved between lo-fi house, breakbeat and acid with releases on labels such as 1080p and Pacific Rhythm. If you were lucky enough to witness her set at Inner Varnika this year, you would know why we’re excited to welcome her to Dial-Up.

Support from Post Percy, Emily Roseman, Juicy Romance and Cobro.

Illustration by Brittney-Lys Malpeli.

$10 before 6pm, $15 afterwards.

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Jack Colwell 'Pigeons & Peacocks' with Rome Vager & Rachel Maria Cox (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

Jack Colwell 'Pigeons & Peacocks' with Rome Vager & Rachel Maria Cox (UPSTAIRS)

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

To celebrate the release of his latest single, “Pigeons and Peacocks”, the unstoppable Jack Colwell will play two strictly limited-capacity shows, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. These high-energy gigs will reunite Jack with his full rock band after a year of performing in solo and acoustic modes.

Joining Jack at the Gaso are two of the country's most kinetic singer-songwriters. Romy Vager will take a night off from her band RVG – who re-released their debut album this year to international acclaim – for a rare solo set. Sad Grrrls Club founder and fiery performer Rachel Maria Cox is flying in from NSW to open proceedings.

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Coalesce with Escape Artist, Soda Lite, Badskin (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Coalesce with Escape Artist, Soda Lite, Badskin (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Coalescing upstairs at the Gasometer. As If. No Way! Presents an evening of experimental soundscapes and rhythms by a selection of Melbourne's up-and-coming ambient and electronic artists. With projections to accompany the sound and the walls exhibiting local artists work, we excitedly have:

Escape Artist (Live) From the depths of country Victoria comes rising producer Escape Artist. His sound bounces across genres with the same objective in mind: lush soundscapes and breakbeat rhythms.

https://soundcloud.com/escapeartistaus

Soda Lite (Live) Soda Lite is an ambient music project focused on expressing the sounds of local ecologies and melding them with waves of soft synth and oozing digital textures. Often accompanied by live instrumentation, songs ebb and flow along a liquid timeline without clear beginning or end, driven by atmosphere, improvisation and circadian rhythm.

https://soundcloud.com/soda-lite

Badskin (Live) Badskin is the Melbourne-based musician and composer Carla Oliver, an emerging multi-instrumentalist previously known for her involvement in Hot Palms, Soda Eaves, Michael S. Galloway, and the math rock outfit Giant Clam . Self-defined as concave, mess-room romantica, her work examines the intersections between reflection and presence. Using guitar loops, improvisation, live samples, and elements of rock music, her pieces carry with them an unapologetic romanticism. Through her use of field recordings the artist’s physical presence is heard and utilised to embrace self-reflexivity. Her work looks at how personal experiences are taken from the past and through to the future self. This fluid temporality is the audible concept in her debut album Where Was I. Where Was I is due to be released in early 2018 through Brierfield Flood Press Records.

https://soundcloud.com/badskinbadskin

Miranda Warning and Blake Creighton supplying tunes in between and after sets

Art Exhibited on the evening by Luke Sommerfield

Projections on the evening supplied by Jasper Van Daatelaar & Matt Johnson

$5 otd

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Francesca Gonzales with Keiran Christopherson, TBH & Jessica Zammit (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Francesca Gonzales with Keiran Christopherson, TBH & Jessica Zammit (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Francesca Gonzales is hosting her first residency at The Gasometer Upstairs. Each night there will be a resi DJ, 3 Bands and a whole lot of fun!

Tuesday 5th December: DJ - Matteo Meirelles Neeko Tyler Millott

Tuesday 12th December: DJ - Peter Noel Simonsen Uncle Penny Bags and The Vibe-A-Centrics Dhana Bhutan

Tuesday 19th December: DJ - Jessica Zammit Kieran Christopherson TBH

Cannot wait to see you there!! xx

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Jarrow Xmas Party with Arbes, Rat!Hammock, Gonzo, Rhysics & VIM <P> Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 6.00 PM
Dec
20
to Dec 21

Jarrow Xmas Party with Arbes, Rat!Hammock, Gonzo, Rhysics & VIM

Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 6.00 PM

To say that Jarrow has had a busy 2017 is an understatement. Festival slots, international supports, east and west coast Australian tours and a 7" single with label mates Good Boy - all in the span of a year. To cap everything off, Jarrow and friends will be celebrating their Christmas at the Gasometer for a huge party on Wednesday the 20th of December. Hear a bunch of new songs as well as some old favourites and a few surprises in between. Arbes, Rat!Hammock, Gonzo, Rhysics and VIM will also be performing from 6pm till midnight. Tickets will be $10 + bf online or $15 on the door. Don't be tardy and come join in the festive spirit with Jarrow and mates.

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Saatsuma 'Overflow' Launch with Special Guests <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Saatsuma 'Overflow' Launch with Special Guests

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

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TICKETS ON SALE FROM OZTIX

This event takes place on stolen land. We pay our respects to the rightful owners of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and to elders past and present. Sovereignty has not been ceded.

SAATSUMA ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR FOR DECEMBER

Fresh from the release of their debut eclectic masterpiece Overflow in September, the enigmatic Melbourne duo SAATSUMA have announced a series of headline performances in December.

Danceable and dynamic, yet intimate and emotive, SAATSUMA’s live show is an unmissable and highly immersive sonic experience. Comprised of Memphis LK and Cesar Rodrigues, SAATSUMA's most recent offering encapsulates the pair's glowing production finesse and lyrical dexterity. Combining trademark smouldering vocals, infectious beats, warped synth and throbbing bass, with entrancing reference to the overarching theme of water, their debut album, Overflow represents the beginning of a glowing future for SAATSUMA.

* All proceeds for Melbourne show will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in support of refugees on Manus and Nauru and ending "Australia"'s shameful, inhumane offshore processing policy. There is a humanitarian crisis happening IN OUR NAME on Manus Island RIGHT NOW.

If you can't make it to the show you can donate direct to ASRC here: https://www.asrc.org.au/donate-now/ and/or donate clothes, shoes, medical items, educational/entertainment items to refugees who have been cut off from these necessities here: https://giftsformanusandnauru.org.au/

Please note: This is an 18+ event. The Gasometer bandroom is wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms at this venue are non-gendered. SUPPORTS + SET TIMES TBC.

Tix: saatsuma.com/shows If you can’t afford a ticket please contact Memphis at saatsumamusic@gmail.com. Preference to qtipoc and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. If you have any issues or concerns on the night please let myself (Memphis) or any of the Gasometer staff know and we will happily assist you.

Pls look after yourselves and each other ♥♥♥

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Return Of The Free Selfless Day Party <P> Free Entry. Doors 12.00 PM
Dec
23
to Dec 24

Return Of The Free Selfless Day Party

Free Entry. Doors 12.00 PM

YES ANOTHER FREE DAY PARTY!!

We are back and just intime for the heat of summer!

Get ready for another massive day party 😎🍻

We have booked a stunning open air venue in the heart of Collingwood. We are talking sunshine, beers, and groovey tech house all day long.

Featuring a specially curated local Line up to be announced soon:

Expect all the big regulars:

DR DEYON THE WIZ B2B ANTH K BEATS BY BARRY SLATER BROS BENITO B2B MATTEUS

  • MANY MORE TO FOLLOW

This is an open event so bring your friends spred the word! Venue capacity is 370 so first in best dressed we expect to pack out so get down early and enjoy the sun.

Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Doors open - 12:00pm Close - late

If you got a work party, bring them! If you got a wedding, cancel ! If you got a birthday, bail!

See you all there ;) bring your Christmas hats 🎅🎅

Btw as our regulars would know we never charge for entry.

https://soundcloud.com/selflesscrew eventselfless@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/487202111484355/

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Neon Tetra 'RUN FROM THE RUINS' TOUR WITH JOINT VENTURES <P> TICKETS  $10+BF/$15 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Neon Tetra 'RUN FROM THE RUINS' TOUR WITH JOINT VENTURES

TICKETS $10+BF/$15 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM

Neon Tetra have had a busy 2017 already releasing singles 'Telescopes' and 'Reflections' plus a swag of major supports for The Belligerents, Ecca Vandal and Miami Horror. ‘Run From The Ruins’ is a fuzzy rock marshmallow, filled with celestial synths, big drums, catchy guitar hooks and the band's rhythm section locking down the pace with lazy summer feels. The track is full of earthy psychedelic textures crossed with 70s rock tones and a sonic force that hits you right in the groove muscle.

“Think T-Rex partying with Tame Impala and King Crimson and you’ll be in the right ball-park”. ROLLINGSTONE

Appearing with special guests Swamp + Joint Ventures.

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Cool Explosions Upstairs Residency with Glass Diamonds (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $7+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Cool Explosions Upstairs Residency with Glass Diamonds (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $7+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Exciting new Melbourne ultra-pop adherents Cool Explosions stretch out and settle in to a summer residency upstairs at The Gasometer for the last 3 Wednesdays of January. Described by LA blog Kick Kick Snare as ‘colorful, hypnotising and rebellious’, the 3-piece vaunt a mesmerising live show of sample driven soul and improvised electronica. Featuring electrifying vocalist Elle Young (PBS), Alex Roper on drums and Matty Vehl (Bombay Royale) on synths, Cool Explosions are joined by a burst of luminous supports - Glass Diamonds, Howlite and Heat Wave - for each respective instalment of the residency.

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Miss Blanks 'The D.O.A.T' Launch with Special Guests (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $11.70+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Miss Blanks 'The D.O.A.T' Launch with Special Guests (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $11.70+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

In just over 12 months, Miss Blanks has quickly established herself as one of the most important new voices in Australian hip hop. With fire rhymes, hot style, and a stage presence like no other, she is blowing up the scene in a way that’s too loud for the mainstream to ignore. After signing with superstar Sydney producer Moonbase’s Trench Records in mid-2017, things have only gone from strength to strength. She’s blown away audiences at Bigsound, Listen Out, Vivid, and Dark Mofo, dropped the fire singles ‘Clap Clap,’ ‘Freq U’ and ‘Skinny Bitches,’ and is all set to deliver her debut EP tour, Diary Of A Thotaholic. 2017 was the year Miss Blanks established her name. 2018 is set to be the year Miss Blanks establishes her reign.

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Cool Explosions Upstairs Residency with Howlite (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $7+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Cool Explosions Upstairs Residency with Howlite (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $7+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Exciting new Melbourne ultra-pop adherents Cool Explosions stretch out and settle in to a summer residency upstairs at The Gasometer for the last 3 Wednesdays of January. Described by LA blog Kick Kick Snare as ‘colorful, hypnotising and rebellious’, the 3-piece vaunt a mesmerising live show of sample driven soul and improvised electronica. Featuring electrifying vocalist Elle Young (PBS), Alex Roper on drums and Matty Vehl (Bombay Royale) on synths, Cool Explosions are joined by a burst of luminous supports - Glass Diamonds, Howlite and Heat Wave - for each respective instalment of the residency.

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Cool Explosions Upstairs Residency with Heat Wave (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $7+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Cool Explosions Upstairs Residency with Heat Wave (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $7+BF/$10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Exciting new Melbourne ultra-pop adherents Cool Explosions stretch out and settle in to a summer residency upstairs at The Gasometer for the last 3 Wednesdays of January. Described by LA blog Kick Kick Snare as ‘colorful, hypnotising and rebellious’, the 3-piece vaunt a mesmerising live show of sample driven soul and improvised electronica. Featuring electrifying vocalist Elle Young (PBS), Alex Roper on drums and Matty Vehl (Bombay Royale) on synths, Cool Explosions are joined by a burst of luminous supports - Glass Diamonds, Howlite and Heat Wave - for each respective instalment of the residency.

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Golden Vessel 'Right/Side' EP Launch with Special Guests <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Golden Vessel 'Right/Side' EP Launch with Special Guests

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

Fresh off the back of a national tour supporting The Kite String Tangle, and the recent release of his "Right/Side EP", Australian producer Golden Vessel is excited to announce his headlining "Right/Side Tour" that is taking place in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney during Februray 2018.

Golden Vessel's "Right/Side EP" is avaialble everywhere now via Exist Recordings: https://goldenvessel.lnk.to/RightSide

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Odette 'Collide' Launch with Special Guests (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $15+BF/$20 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Odette 'Collide' Launch with Special Guests (UPSTAIRS)

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

It’s been a wild ride for Sydney based singer-songwriter Odette since the release of her debut single “Watch Me Read You”. With an instant addition to high rotation on triple j and an impressive 1.5+ million streams on Spotify, Odette has garnered the attention of fans and industry folk alike. Her debut live performance at Big Sound in September, Australia’s premier showcase event for new talent attracted similar praise with Red Bull and Forte Mag placing her in their Top 10 Artists to Watch and MTV announcing…"With the release of just one song, Odette has managed to cut through the clutter of millions of songs that are released every day.

Odette’s new single “Collide” further enhances her obvious talent and is another hint of what is to follow. Captivating in presence, Odette’s songs are deeply personal and see her flutter from spoken word into warm, soulful vocals, with arrangements circling soul, jazz and pop. These shows, her first as a headline act will provide the perfect intimate atmosphere to get acquainted with Odette and her amazing music. Discovery of new music is the best tonic in life so grab yourself a ticket and spread the word…!

“The track has completely stood out from the crowd on the radio, due to its articulate, poetic spoken word verses over simple piano sequences” – triple j

“Every now and then and artist comes along that has you completely floored.” – best before

“She captivates with her indie-pop creations and has displayed great potential as one of the country’s best new pop artists moving forward.” – au review

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BANFF 'RENEW' TOUR WITH Robert Muinos & Ariela Jacobs (UPSTAIRS)  <P> $15+BF/$20 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

BANFF 'RENEW' TOUR WITH Robert Muinos & Ariela Jacobs (UPSTAIRS)

$15+BF/$20 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM

BANFF SHARES STUNNING NEW TRACK ‘RENEW’

PRAISE FOR BANFF

“I reckon he’s absolutely a star on the rise.” - Zan Rowe, Triple J

“Forbes balances free-flowing folk-pop with sharp stabs of sorrow…undercuts the luscious layered harmonies with a reflective tone of mistakes made, ships sailed etc.” – Rolling Stone AUS

“Benjamin Forbes is a new name on the Australian music scene, but if his first single is anything to go by, he's one you'll be hearing a lot more about soon.” - Indie Shuffle

“Act Of Misacting [has] a nice tension to it, allowing you to see both sides of the argument and the soul in the machine.” – The Single Life (The Music)

“Understated and calming” – Society of Sound

Consistently delivering one gorgeous track after another, Brisbane singer-songwriter BANFF (aka Benjamin Forbes) is today ready to share his latest creation ‘Renew’. BANFF will also be touring in November and December, playing shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to support the release.

Speaking about ‘Renew’, Forbes admits the track is “definitely a personal one.” The track is immediately familiar, yet completely original, boasting a wistful tone. “‘Renew’ kinda talks about the insecurities that I felt as an artist just deciding that I’d launch new music into the world, and waiting to really change the traditional treatment that I’d given all of my songs,” Forbes details. “It’s like a love story with the art of writing songs.”

"I played in bands for years, which is awesome, but sometimes you've just gotta break away and really throw yourself out there and challenge yourself," is how Benjamin Forbes explains his decision to part company with Brisbane band Little Casino in 2014, "and BANFF was the result of me just wanting to become a better songwriter and really take a lot of control over the creative output that I was delivering."

Shortly afterwards, Forbes found himself in Melbourne at the studio of Tom Iansek (Big Scary, #1 Dads), putting down BANFF’s debut EP, Future Self, which was released mid-2015. All three singles from this EP were picked up for community, national and international radioplay with Stand In Line featured in the Netflix series Degrassi: Next Class, also finding its way onto the TV show’s official soundtrack.

"People seemed to listen to it," Forbes observes of his early BANFF material. And this immediate success motivated him to continue writing solo material to ultimately pursue "music as a career".

After taking out the triple j Unearthed competition to perform The Falls Music & Arts Festival in Byron Bay, BANFF showcased at The Great Escape and then toured Europe with Slow Dancer.

Since the release of Future Self, Forbes has recruited an impressive roster of musicians including Adrian Mauro (Machine Age, guitar/synths), Dominic Spooner (bass) and Daniel Puusaari (Cub Scout, drums). "All of those guys have played on this latest release,” Forbes reveals, “and have toured with me across Australia, and internationally. So it was nice to get a band together who had played with BANFF before and understood the sound and what I was wanting to do.”

Catch BANFF live in November and December on the following dates.

TOUR DATES

THU 16 NOV | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD

FRI 24 NOV | THE GASOMETER (UPSTAIRS), MELBOURNE VIC

SAT 02 DEC | BRIGHTON UP BAR, SYDNEY NSW

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Niche Presents Gabriel Garzon Montano with Noah Slee <P> Tickets $35+BF/$40 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Niche Presents Gabriel Garzon Montano with Noah Slee

Tickets $35+BF/$40 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Niche are excited to present the Australian debut of Brooklyn-born and raised singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzón-Montano.

His debut album Jardín comes on the heels of three intense years of touring, writing and recording. Soon after the 2014 release of his debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila, Gabriel was invited out on the road by rock legend Lenny Kravitz, as direct support concerts across Europe. The day after playing Wembley Arena, he received a call notifying him that his song "6 8" would be sampled by Drake on his full-length If You're Reading This, It's Too Late. The months following these cosigns Garzón-Montano was featured at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits, and on back-to-back tours with English indie-rockers Glass Animals and Stones Throw label mate Mayer Hawthorne.

On Jardín, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of the many- layered game that is America today, from the specific doubt and double consciousness of the first- generation hustle, to the universal challenges of love, legacy, and exploring the maze of one's own mind.

A child of immigrant parents - a child of Brooklyn, NY - Garzón-Montano’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage, a pastiche of Bach sonatas, cumbia records, and the machine gun funk that echoes to this day from behind half-rolled tints up and down Nostrand Ave. His mother, a member of the Philip Glass ensemble in the 1990’s, instilled within him a painstaking attention to detail that remains a hallmark of his process. “My mother is the reason I love music,” he says. Her rigorous classical instruction served as his creative engine as he honed his skills over the course of years in the lab, copping Stevie's changes, studying Prince's lyrics, and absorbing the beat theses of Timbaland, Dilla, and Pete Rock.

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Wounded Fool - single launch at The Gaso with Better Than The Wizards and Pat Coyle and the Sleepers <P> Tickets $12.50+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Wounded Fool - single launch at The Gaso with Better Than The Wizards and Pat Coyle and the Sleepers

Tickets $12.50+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Wounded Fool the 2nd single from our debut EP will be launched at our first Melbourne show in over 12months. We've been busy playing around the country and can't wait to share some new music with you all.

Super excited to have locals Better Than The Wizards and Pat Coyle and the Sleepers to join us, it's going to be a banger!

$12.50 presale $15 on the door

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Heart Beach with Special Guests Quivers, Ciggie Witch, Hayley Couper (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10+BF/$12
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Heart Beach with Special Guests Quivers, Ciggie Witch, Hayley Couper (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10+BF/$12

HEART BEACH (Hobart, Tasmania) have a residency at the Gasso in November 2017.

About Heart Beach:

Heart Beach play sad, girl-guy, 9to5 pop songs. In 2016 the band signed to legendary Australian label Spunk! (Arcade Fire, Akron/Family, Animal Collective, Antony and the Johnsons, Belle and Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, the Libertines, Sufjan Stevens, Sleater Kinney, Mac Demarco, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's).

Reviews:

“There’s something very satisfying about a band that limits itself to a simple aesthetic and builds a world with what they have” (Rolling Stone)

“Like The Smiths, like Joy Division, this music is oddly and often wonderfully uplifting. Almost every song starts with a drawn-out chord poignant enough to break Rupert Murdoch’s stony heart. It takes a brave, thoughtful band to sound this vulnerable. Heart Beach are beautiful, beautiful, melancholy babies. Treasure them.” (The Guardian ★★★★)

http://www.heartbeach.com.au/ https://heartbeach.bandcamp.com/

Heart Beach will be returning to North America to tour throughout 2018, their residency at the Gasso will be their only Melbourne shows for 2017.

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Tulalah // Wednesdays in November at The Gasometer WITH TILMAN ROBINSON <P> TICKETS $10 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Tulalah // Wednesdays in November at The Gasometer WITH TILMAN ROBINSON

TICKETS $10 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM

After the release of their 2nd album ‘The Question’ in June, Tulalah return to The Gasometer for a series of Wednesday night shows in November. The band have spent the last few months writing and rehearsing, and will now be previewing new material from their upcoming 3rd album, due out in 2018.

The art-rock ensemble manage to create an ever-expansive sound that flows effortlessly through many musical landscapes. Lush vocal chorales, soaring into powerful horn arrangements, juxtaposed against rhythmic guitar figures; Tulalah’s music will make you realise you have a heart in your chest that you forgot all about.

Joined by visual collaborator Fabian Acuna on live projections and special guests each week.

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Plastic - Gaso Upstairs Residency with Great Outdoors & Uncle Bobby (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Plastic - Gaso Upstairs Residency with Great Outdoors & Uncle Bobby (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM

Like a BLT, the Hanson Brothers or a good ring based movie franchise the Plastic residency will be coming to you in three parts.

Three bands each night over three Tuesday nights in November at the Gasometer Hotel

November 7th Latreenagers: https://latreenagers.bandcamp.com/releases Porpoise Spit: https://www.facebook.com/porpoisespitband/

November 14th Dreamin Wild: https://soundcloud.com/dreamin-wild/dreaming-wild RatHammock: https://rathammock.bandcamp.com/

November 21st Great Outdoors: https://greatoutdoorsaus.bandcamp.com/ Uncle Bobby: https://unclebobby.bandcamp.com/

Doors: 7:30pm $10 on the door

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Four In The Morning, The Slingers, Time Robb & Ciaran Boyle (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10/$15 with CD. Doors
Nov
19
3:30 PM15:30

Four In The Morning, The Slingers, Time Robb & Ciaran Boyle (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10/$15 with CD. Doors

To celebrate the release of their debut EP Half Asleep, Four in the Morning have gathered together some of their favourite Melbourne acts for a big Sunday sesh upstairs at The Gasometer Hotel.

Described as “melodic and gritty” by MP3 Hugger, and “frighteningly honest with harmonious beauty” by The Drunken Poet, Four In The Morning’s songs are restless and raw. A mix of poetic, considered lyrics and beautifully crafted noise.

Joining them are The Slingers, hot off the release of their own EP, Fake Fruit. Neil Young meets The War On Drugs with a healthy dose of Australiana, The Slingers are seriously impressive.

Ciaran Boyle will also be popping by. A true professional, Ciaran’s currently prepping for his first album and will be debuting his new band.

Last but not least, we’ll have Time Robb, who’s been fast winning over Melbourne with his wonderfully introspective DIY folk.

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The Outpost presents Love Sensation with Special Guests <P> Tickets $15 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM
Nov
18
to Nov 19

The Outpost presents Love Sensation with Special Guests

Tickets $15 on the door. Doors 9.00 PM

“I wanna say YES to love sensation. I wanna say YES to your love sensation baby” - Loleatta Holloway

Love is, love is the message that we’ll sing to you. Love is the message that we’ll bring to you. Love is the message for a song… We figured that we just need to celebrate the love. Simple, straightforward and true. We’ve seen in out there in abundance and now we wanna celebrate it in big, sweaty, disco-ey Outpost style.

DJ’s Whiskey Houston, Mr Weir and the love doctor himself, Butch Le Butch, will bring you their finest disco love songs and dedications all night long.

This is a mixed event for gay guys, gay gals, queers and our sensational allies. No dickheads, homophobes and no voters.

Come and get down to the real nitty gritty from 9pm to 3am. $15 on the door – hugs guaranteed.

Join us for future affairs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheOutpostPresents Instagram: @outpostdisco

We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on stolen land. We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and their Elders past, present, and emerging.

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Bad Pony with Halcyon Drive & Wharves (Upstairs) <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 door. Doors 8.00PM
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Bad Pony with Halcyon Drive & Wharves (Upstairs)

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

BAD PONY BIOGRAPHY - OCTOBER 2017.

There might be something about growing up in a nation essentially founded on a prison labour colony that instills in a band a sense of tirelessness. Whether it's heritage, hope or insanity that fuels Bad Pony, they simply don't seem to stop.

Since releasing their debut EP 'Limbo' in 2015, the Sydney-based quintet has independently released four self-produced singles, all with national radio success. On the touring front, this premier indie outfit have clocked up thousands of kilometres with three national tours since 2015 and an appearance at world-renown Music Matters, Singapore 2016. The boys launched themselves into 2017 with a showcase at Canadian Music Week and a successful run of Sofar Sounds shows in the US and have just been announced as part of the Australian line-up at the world’s biggest music conference, SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Whilst even the most fanatical marathon runner would at least take a moment to stretch out their aching hamstrings, Bad Pony aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. The band will hit the road to round-off a huge 2017, which includes performances at Australian Music Week on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Starting in Sydney and moving along the East Coast, the band will include Hobart in the eight-date run and will wrap up at Summerfest in Taree on December 2.

After inking a publishing deal with Perfect Pitch Publishing as well as a booking deal with 123 Agency in 2016, the band have their sophomore EP, 'Deficiency' in the cooker and launched into this year with the release of their explosive single of the same title with a premiere on Rolling Stone Australia, airplay on Triple J and a successful national run of shows that saw them play to packed-out rooms across Australia.

Bad Pony are an explosive live power-force not to be missed!

NOV 18TH | GASO UPSTAIRS, MELBOURNE

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Mesa Cosa 'Es El Demons' Launch with Crocodylus & Special Guests <P> Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Mesa Cosa 'Es El Demons' Launch with Crocodylus & Special Guests

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

This year Mesa Cosa has raised the devil, they've started their own underground snake worshipping cult, they pronounced their love of blood AND brains, they even started a big fire. Now Melbourne's five (sometimes six, sometimes seven) headed hydra Mesa Cosa are ready to release a new album and tour its contents while spreading their message of occult celebration throughout Australia and Japan.

Don't fear the wizard, 'El Es Demons' is a 12-track 45 minute trip into some of the finest music ever produced on this world, nay indeed, the underworld.

In the words of Def Leppard's Phil Collen taken from the Def Leppard Hysteria 30th Anniversary documentary: 'If they can put a man on the moon, they can fit 45 minutes of music onto a vinyl record, what with the new technology and all that'

"They said we couldn't fit it all in one vinyl, WE JUST LOWERED THE AUDIO QUALITY" - Mesa Cosa

Still fatigued from the unexpected success of their first two sold out releases, Mesa Cosa managed to find the inspiration in the hum drum of catching the 86 tram and thinking about what would happen if everyone in it were suddenly sucked into a giant satanic wormhole upon which there is no return. 'Satanic songs from the 86' (Working title) will be the accompanying folk-punk acoustic release no one is waiting for.

Recorded by Nao Anzai and mixed by Stu Mckenzie from King Googly Eggs and the Googly Boys, the record includes what are sure to become timeless classics such as 'Ghostdog' a song about a dead dog that becomes a dead ghost, and 'No Return' celebrating the life and times of Thelma and indeed, Louise, Mesa Cosa have created an album that will live on throughout the ages.

Launched on November 1st, the record comes with a printed black and white cover and a black vinyl with a black sleeve for which they paid $30 extra from the satanic print shop of doom that is pressing this abomination.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE... Mesa Cosa will be heading to Japan in October taking their famous Halloween celebrations around the world.

With shows all across Australia in November this is a party and a record you cannot afford to miss. Because tickets are only $12 pre sale, and the records come in discount bundles.

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Liam Linley Band 'Head' Launch with Special Guests (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Liam Linley Band 'Head' Launch with Special Guests (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

HEAD "Got a lot to learn, to keep your head above the worms, On the ground, they’re eating holes for you to drown"

HEAD is my new single...It is an upbeat suburban street bop that speaks of paranoia, and the lingering and unexpected consequences of others thoughtless behaviours.

HEAD is hitting the airwaves/internet/internetofthings in November and we are having a launch party to show it off.

More details to come.

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Dirt Hand with Georgia Spain, Tushara Rose (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Dirt Hand with Georgia Spain, Tushara Rose (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Dirt Hand and Georgia Spain emerge from their respective recording/hiding/running-around-the-world hidey-holes to present you an exciting night of new & old material and an entirely new act as Tushara Rose makes her Melbourne-move debut.

Dirt Hand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT0V2TfuqcU Georgia Spain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv86EDM-yC8

The party begins at 8 @ the Gaso Upstairs. $10 on the door.

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MUSTERED COURAGE & FRANK SOLIVAN AND DIRTY KITCHEN (USA) <P> Tickets $20+BF/$25 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

MUSTERED COURAGE & FRANK SOLIVAN AND DIRTY KITCHEN (USA)

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

ARIA nominated Australian bluegrass shredders join forces with American powerhouse and Grammy nominated pickers - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen for a special night of world class and face-melting acoustic music. With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named IBMA’s 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year for the second time, with a third nomination in 2017. Their critically acclaimed album Cold Spell earned a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, yet the accolades don’t end there. Like the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, Mustered Courage bridge the gap between traditional bluegrass and modern roots music. They are a band on the rise that, as Rhythms contends, is “guaranteed to soon be on to bigger things.”

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Heart Beach with Shovels, SM Jenkins, Ghost Drop (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10+BF/$12 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Heart Beach with Shovels, SM Jenkins, Ghost Drop (UPSTAIRS)

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

HEART BEACH (Hobart, Tasmania) have a residency at the Gasso in November 2017.

About Heart Beach:

Heart Beach play sad, girl-guy, 9to5 pop songs. In 2016 the band signed to legendary Australian label Spunk! (Arcade Fire, Akron/Family, Animal Collective, Antony and the Johnsons, Belle and Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, the Libertines, Sufjan Stevens, Sleater Kinney, Mac Demarco, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's).

Reviews:

“There’s something very satisfying about a band that limits itself to a simple aesthetic and builds a world with what they have” (Rolling Stone)

“Like The Smiths, like Joy Division, this music is oddly and often wonderfully uplifting. Almost every song starts with a drawn-out chord poignant enough to break Rupert Murdoch’s stony heart. It takes a brave, thoughtful band to sound this vulnerable. Heart Beach are beautiful, beautiful, melancholy babies. Treasure them.” (The Guardian ★★★★)

http://www.heartbeach.com.au/ https://heartbeach.bandcamp.com/

Heart Beach will be returning to North America to tour throughout 2018, their residency at the Gasso will be their only Melbourne shows for 2017.

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Tulalah // Wednesdays in November at The Gasometer WITH CLIO <P> TICKETS $10 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Tulalah // Wednesdays in November at The Gasometer WITH CLIO

TICKETS $10 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM

After the release of their 2nd album ‘The Question’ in June, Tulalah return to The Gasometer for a series of Wednesday night shows in November. The band have spent the last few months writing and rehearsing, and will now be previewing new material from their upcoming 3rd album, due out in 2018.

The art-rock ensemble manage to create an ever-expansive sound that flows effortlessly through many musical landscapes. Lush vocal chorales, soaring into powerful horn arrangements, juxtaposed against rhythmic guitar figures; Tulalah’s music will make you realise you have a heart in your chest that you forgot all about.

Joined by visual collaborator Fabian Acuna on live projections and special guests each week.

15th Nov // Clio

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Plastic - Gaso Upstairs Residency with Special Guests Dreamin' Wild & RatHammock (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Plastic - Gaso Upstairs Residency with Special Guests Dreamin' Wild & RatHammock (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM

Like a BLT, the Hanson Brothers or a good ring based movie franchise the Plastic residency will be coming to you in three parts.

Three bands each night over three Tuesday nights in November at the Gasometer Hotel

November 7th Latreenagers: https://latreenagers.bandcamp.com/releases Porpoise Spit: https://www.facebook.com/porpoisespitband/

November 14th Dreamin Wild: https://soundcloud.com/dreamin-wild/dreaming-wild RatHammock: https://rathammock.bandcamp.com/

November 21st Great Outdoors: https://greatoutdoorsaus.bandcamp.com/ Uncle Bobby: https://unclebobby.bandcamp.com/

Doors: 7:30pm $10 on the door

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Nov
12
to Nov 13

Rabbit Hole Pre-Party with Bloom (LIVE), Feema, Rya Park (LIVE), J Hookway & More

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 4.00 PM

Calling all cats!

Rabbit Hole Festival is drawing closer, and to celebrate, we're getting together with some of our closest friends to ring in the summer festivities. A celebration of a celebration.. perhaps..

We warmly welcome you to warm up with us at our warm up party, the weather will be warm, the music.. cosy.. and the party .. HOT

Come and grab your cheaper festival tickets directly from the source. This is a one day only special offer. What's a festival without all of your closest friends?

Cheap tinnies, cheap tickets and only 10 bones on the door. Beaut.

Presenting to you a selection of what to expect:

Rya Park (Live) BLOOM (Live) Dj Sarah J Hookway Feema Laura King Andü Foreign Cargo Nick Biggins

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DISCOTEP pres. OVER THE RAINBOW DAY PARTY with DARCY JA TONI YOTZI COLETTE BROOKE POWERS & DISCOTEP <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 3.00 PM
Nov
12
to Nov 13

DISCOTEP pres. OVER THE RAINBOW DAY PARTY with DARCY JA TONI YOTZI COLETTE BROOKE POWERS & DISCOTEP

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 3.00 PM

discotep party machine pty LTD unlimited is proudly presenting a (post-plebiscite) day party at the gaso for ALL to enjoy 😈

we're poppin the roof and saying goodbye to that vile vox pop that's been boring us to tears for months

regardless of the result, we all deserve a dance 🍾

PARTY: DARCY JA TONI YOTZI COLETTE BROOKE POWERS & DISCOTEP ;)

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Closet Straights & No Local // SPLIT 7" Launch (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Closet Straights & No Local // SPLIT 7" Launch (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

No Local and Closet Straights are teaming up with local label Cobra Snake Necktie Records to put a song on each side of a limited run of 7" vinyls .

No Local's track "What You Think Is Nothing" is lifted from their stunning 2017 cassette Never Really Feels Like Im Going To Be Around For Long. It is a cutting example of their ability to craft a fine AF pop song.

Closet Straights' "You Get On Yours" is a stand alone single prior to the release of their new LP Blue Rose. It's a testament to Lashlie's versatility as a songwriter and a real sign of what's to come.

Support for the evening is from local royalty Classic.

Come party up the stairs at The Gasometer Hotel on Saturday 11th November. $10 on the door.

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Beaches 'Second Of Spring' Launch with Marty Frawley Band & Primo  <P> Tickets $15+BF/$18 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Beaches 'Second Of Spring' Launch with Marty Frawley Band & Primo

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

Beaches 'Second Of Spring' Launch with Marty Frawley Band & Primo

Melbourne psych-rock icons Beaches launch their epic new double album Second Of Spring at the Gasometer in November, with special guests to be announced. Released in early September, the album is already being hailed as a 2017 must-have, with sterling reviews piling in from The Age, Rolling Stone, Herald Sun and The Quietus, and feature albums on RRR, FBI, PBS and 2SER. Second Of Spring is Beaches at their most expansive and assured - a vast, enveloping sonic landscape, filled with extended instrumentals, overdriven psych-outs and propulsive pop nuggets.

Beaches’ much-loved second album She Beats brought the band international acclaim in 2013. Featuring guest guitar by German motorik hero Michael Rother (Neu, Harmonia), the album earned raves from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Gorilla Vs Bear, Spin and elsewhere. Their self-titled 2008 debut was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize (as was She Beats), and included in glossy coffee table book 100 Best Australian Albums. Beaches have toured the US twice, playing SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, and shared stages with Roky Erickson, Deerhunter, The Cult, Thee Oh Sees, Lightning Bolt, Mogwai, Best Coast and more.

Already revered as sprawling, swirling psych overlords, Second Of Spring is Beaches’ undeniable magnum opus.

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Timothy Nelson at The Gaso Front Bar <P> Free Entry. Doors 4.00 PM
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Timothy Nelson at The Gaso Front Bar

Free Entry. Doors 4.00 PM

Almost a year since the release of his album 'Words Like Young', Perth mainstay Timothy Nelson is heading east to play solo acoustic shows. Recently nominated for Best Male Vocalist in this year's WA Music Awards, Nelson has been hocking his wares around the US, writing his next album. New music, and a sizeable back catalogue will all be drawn from at these intimate shows.

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Batz with The Lovely Days & Body Parts (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10+BF/$12 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Batz with The Lovely Days & Body Parts (UPSTAIRS)

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

Hailing from Melbourne's inner northern suburbs, Batz formed in late 2015. Fast forward two years and the 5 piece have built up a strong following in their hometown, bringing their audiences a notoriously intense and rowdy yet authoritative live show - and what better way to celebrate two years of gigs than by throwing a party at The Gaso. Melbourne pal's The Lovely Days and Body Parts will also be bringing the party vibes. Thrashy guitars, a driving rhythm section and front-woman Christina Aubry's commanding and passionate vocal performance, BATZ' music takes inspiration from and has been compared to the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Blondie and The B-52's. Batz 2nd Bday Celebration gig is on November 10 at The Gasometer Hotel. Pre-sale tickets are $10 or available on the night at the door for $12. Get down early for rad support bands.

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Tumbleweed with HITS & Grindhouse <P> $25+BF/$30 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Tumbleweed with HITS & Grindhouse

$25+BF/$30 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Tumbleweed may disappear here and there for a while, the hiatus was nearly two years this time & it felt like it may have lasted forever, but when friends twisted our arm to pull ourselves together to do a few shows in May, we had to think about a bass player. What do you do? It is a sensitive issue, too difficult to contemplate. Jamie Cleaves has been playing around the 'Gong in bands since the early 90s, his band Shifter played many early shows with Tumbleweed and since then he’s been playing in Lenny's other band, The Pink Fits. He comes into the jam room and locks in immediately, not only his playing style but his personality as well, he just fits right into place. There is new spark, it feels good again and it sounds better than ever!

Tumbleweed play the Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith St, Collingwood on Friday November 10th. Special guests HITS and Grindhouse, tickets available through OzTix.

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Harem Scarem with Sand Pebbles, James McAnn & The New Vindictives <P> Tickets $30+BF/$35 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Harem Scarem with Sand Pebbles, James McAnn & The New Vindictives

Tickets $30+BF/$35 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Announcing the one-off return of blues punk legends Harem Scarem. To coincide with Laneway Music’s re-release of their back catalogue - including the classic 1986 album Pilgrim’s Progress, Dogman ep, and a trove of unreleased live material, demos, and other rareties - Harem Scarem will perform a strictly one-off show at the Gasometer Hotel, Thursday 9th November 2017.

In mid-80s Melbourne, the Blues and Punk Rock had a baby and they named it Harem Scarem – long since gone, but never forgotten, the classic line up featuring Christopher Marshall, Charlie Marshall, Barry Palmer and Chris Wilson reforms for a night of beauty and chaos as they return to their blistering blues-punk rock roots.

Fans with fond memories of the band, along with those who missed out the first time, can experience the intensity and power that is Harem Scarem live at the Gasometer Hotel on Thursday 9th November. Able support will be provided by the Sand Pebbles – fresh from sold-out shows following the release of their new album Pleasure Maps – and James McCann and the New Vindictives. Tix will run out the door – so be quick while they’re around!

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Heart Beach with Low Talk, Mount Trout (Tas) (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10+BF/$12 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Heart Beach with Low Talk, Mount Trout (Tas) (UPSTAIRS)

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

HEART BEACH (Hobart, Tasmania) have a residency at the Gasso in November 2017.

About Heart Beach:

Heart Beach play sad, girl-guy, 9to5 pop songs. In 2016 the band signed to legendary Australian label Spunk! (Arcade Fire, Akron/Family, Animal Collective, Antony and the Johnsons, Belle and Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, the Libertines, Sufjan Stevens, Sleater Kinney, Mac Demarco, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's).

Reviews:

“There’s something very satisfying about a band that limits itself to a simple aesthetic and builds a world with what they have” (Rolling Stone)

“Like The Smiths, like Joy Division, this music is oddly and often wonderfully uplifting. Almost every song starts with a drawn-out chord poignant enough to break Rupert Murdoch’s stony heart. It takes a brave, thoughtful band to sound this vulnerable. Heart Beach are beautiful, beautiful, melancholy babies. Treasure them.” (The Guardian ★★★★)

http://www.heartbeach.com.au/ https://heartbeach.bandcamp.com/

Heart Beach will be returning to North America to tour throughout 2018, their residency at the Gasso will be their only Melbourne shows for 2017.

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TULALAH // WEDNESDAY'S IN NOVEMBER WITH ORCHA <P> TICKETS $10 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

TULALAH // WEDNESDAY'S IN NOVEMBER WITH ORCHA

TICKETS $10 ON THE DOOR. DOORS 8.00 PM

After the release of their 2nd album ‘The Question’ in June, Tulalah return to The Gasometer for a series of Wednesday night shows in November. The band have spent the last few months writing and rehearsing, and will now be previewing new material from their upcoming 3rd album, due out in 2018.

The art-rock ensemble manage to create an ever-expansive sound that flows effortlessly through many musical landscapes. Lush vocal chorales, soaring into powerful horn arrangements, juxtaposed against rhythmic guitar figures; Tulalah’s music will make you realise you have a heart in your chest that you forgot all about.

Joined by visual collaborator Fabian Acuna on live projections and special guests each week.

8th Nov // ORCHA

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Plastic - Gaso Upstairs Residency with Latreenagers & Porpoise Spit (UPSTAIRS) <P> Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Plastic - Gaso Upstairs Residency with Latreenagers & Porpoise Spit (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $10 on the door. Doors 7.30 PM

Like a BLT, the Hanson Brothers or a good ring based movie franchise the Plastic residency will be coming to you in three parts.

Three bands each night over three Tuesday nights in November at the Gasometer Hotel

November 7th Latreenagers: https://latreenagers.bandcamp.com/releases Porpoise Spit: https://www.facebook.com/porpoisespitband/

November 14th Dreamin Wild: https://soundcloud.com/dreamin-wild/dreaming-wild RatHammock: https://rathammock.bandcamp.com/

November 21st Great Outdoors: https://greatoutdoorsaus.bandcamp.com/ Uncle Bobby: https://unclebobby.bandcamp.com/

Doors: 7:30pm $10 on the door

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