The Junk Bar.

Welcome

Junk Bar is Brisbane’s first original hole in the wall suburban bar. Wedged between a fish and chip shop and a chinese takeaway- step inside the velvet curtains and forget who you are and where you have been before now.

Welcome to our world- The Junk Bar.

SKUKUM LOUNGE SHOWS- In the last two years since it’s been open- The Skukum Lounge has become one of Brisbane’s premier music venues. Strictly 50 capacity- we have hosted the likes of Robert Forster (The Go Betweens) Stephen Cummings (The Sports) Michael Hurley, Kristin Hersh, Ryley Walker, Kim Salmon, John Smith, Dave Graney and Mick Thomas just to name a few of the national and international acts that have graced it’s tiny stage.

 

For a peak at what The Skukum Lounge looks like check out Marcus Blacke’s film clip below.

 PLEASE NOTE- We are a strictly over 18 venue. No exceptions. All shows are 18 plus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Junk Bar.

Opening Hours

PLEASE NOTE NEW OPENING HOURS

Junk bar is open Wednesday- Friday from 5pm, Sat and Sunday from 2pm.

We are open till late every night and always open on Friday and Saturday until 12 am midnight.

We are closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

The Junk Bar.

Bookings/Functions/Eats

We do take bookings- and this is a good idea on the weekends as we usually fill up to our maximum capacity.

JUNK PARTIES AND FUNCTIONS-

“Hi Mia. Just wanted to say thanks so much to you, Oscar and the team there for making Saturday such an awesome and special night! Everyone loved the venue, the cocktails and the food and we all felt very well looked after. Will definitely be recommending you to others! Can’t wait for my next visit .

Cheers- Candice xx” May 2015

Hi Mia,
We had such an amazing time- Oscar was absolutely awesome. Mum was very pleased with everything. My friends are all raving about The Junk Bar and I think a few of them are considering hiring your function room out next year. The bar tab worked really well and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect night.
Thank you so so so much for all yours, Oscars and your teams help ❤️ Lauren Oct 2015

 

We host the best parties and functions!  Bookings for 50 or under any night of the week now including Friday and Saturday nights in our brand new room The Skukum Lounge. Just email Mia on the contacts page for any enquiries.

Junk is the perfect venue for celebrations of any kind. We have a function food menu consisting of delicious platters from Cheese Platters to Thai and China Platters, Sushi Party Trays and even good old fashioned Pizza to complement our delicious 70’s inspired cocktails. Feel like you are hosting your own 70’s house party complete with table service so you and your friends can just sit back in your own section of the bar and let the waitresses look after you.

Your own couches, dim lamps, deer heads, amazing vinyl spinning all night long- check out what The Skukum Lounge looks like in Marcus Blacke’s film clip below.

 

Book in and spend the whole night.

Junk has a food menu that runs until midnight. Feast on our deliciously crafted Junk Plates- loaded with a selection of olives, cheese, junk made tasty dips and crackers – a -plenty. Add to your appetite our much talked about savoury or dessert bagels.

We also have a food menu that consists of Thai and Chinese options available through us courtesy of our neighbours- Pad Thai, Thai Curries and hand rolled dim sims and spring rolls are just some of what’s on offer.

If you feel like dessert- you can’t go past our creamy dessert cocktails! Oh- or Tim Tams!

The Junk Bar.

Contact

The Junk Bar.

Finding Us

It’s half the fun.

Junk is hidden on Ashgrove Ave, at the corner of 215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove.
No neon, no flashing lights- just look for the sliding door with the velvet curtains.

If you find somewhere and you don’t like it- it’s probably not the right place.

There is a constant stream of cabs and buses out the front, which makes getting to and from us easy.

NEW CITY GLIDER MAROON BUS SERVICE-

You can now travel from Coorparoo, Wooloongabba, Stones Corner, The City and Paddington straight to the heart of Ashgrove on the Maroon City Glider.

It will drop you off at stop 44 on Stewart Road which is just a hop, skip and a jump away from us- and travels every 10 min in peak hour and every 15 minutes in off peak.

This service also operates till 12.25 am on Friday and Saturday nights so it’s never been so easy to get to and from Junk on public transport. This service stops in the city at The Cultural Centre, Ann St and Roma St stations. Call 131230 for more information.

If catching public transport, catch the 379, 380 or 381 from the city to St Finbar’s stop no 15/16 Ashgrove. (This is just across the road almost from us).

 

There are cabs ever ready out the front to take you home.

If you’re looking for accommodation nearby, check Hotelscombined and go to

http://www.hotelscombined.com.au/Place/Junk_Bar.htm

 

 

The Junk Bar.

Upcoming Shows at the Skukum Lounge

2017

MARCH 2017

Thursday 2nd

SUNHAUS w/ Asha Jefferies and Wearn

SUNHAUS w/ Asha Jefferies and Wearn at The Junk Bar
To celebrate the release of their debut EP, Brisbane indie rock quartet Sunhaus are embarking on their About Yesterday tour of the east coast of Australia. The band will be performing the last leg of the trip in Brisbane at The Junk Bar on Thursday, March 2nd with local dreamboats Asha Jefferies and Wearn.

Since the release of their first single, Realignment, in April, the band have been hard at work polishing off four more songs to form an eclectic recorded collection, including their recently released second single, Bobby, and it’s music video. 

Realignment and Bobby have both received love and airtime on Triple J and 4ZZZ, and have climbed the Triple J Unearthed charts, gaining spins and warm reviews.

“Can write a chorus. Glad to have discovered you today! The Ooohs you work in toward the end are lovely too.” – Max Quinn (Triple J) on Realignment

“Losing a dog is the worst! RIP Bobby. A lovely tribute.” – Bridget Hustwaite (Triple J) on Bobby

“(Realignment) aptly showcases the band’s clearly formidable talents, revealing themselves to be adept lyricists and performers.” (The Music)

 

“Once vocalist Aidan Geraghty opens his mouth, you’ll be affixed until the gig is over!” (AAA Backstage)
Tix available on the door- $12.00
Friday 3rd

JOSH RENNIE HYNES- SOLD OUT

JOSH RENNIE HYNES- SOLD OUT at The Junk Bar

Josh Rennie-Hynes will follow up the release of his     critically acclaimed Second Album ‘Furthermore’ with a run of select, intimate shows this March. The Album was released in the back half of 2016 and garnered incredible reviews across the board.

 

In late December 2016, Rennie-Hynes completed his largest Tour to date on the back of Furthermore, on the road for over Three months and playing over 30 shows all across Australia and New Zealand. He has supported the likes of Kasey Chambers, JD Mcpherson and Shane Nicholson and performed at some of Australia’s most renowned Festivals such as The Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Nannup Music Festival among many others. Rennie-Hynes has also teamed up with Parlour for a House Concert Tour to take in regional areas in between the Capital city shows.

Sunday 5th

FRANKIE COSMOS- 2 SHOWS SOLD OUT.

FRANKIE COSMOS- 2 SHOWS SOLD OUT. at The Junk Bar

Handsome Tours and Jet Black Cat Music are proud to announce the debut Australian tour of New York City four-piece, *Frankie Cosmos*. The band will touch down in Australia in March for Perth Festival, plus headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Orbitting around the songwriting of 22 year-old songwriter Greta Kline, Frankie Cosmos mine the everyday banalities of youth and marry them to elegantly constructed, deeply relatable meandering alt-pop ditties. Their songs are sweet and sincere, but they are not saccharine. They invoke long, lazy, youthful summers and the addictive awkwardness of first loves. Spin asserted that Kline “recalls the legible confessionals of Kimya Dawson and the bright-eyed melancholy of Beat Happening”.

Starting as Kline’s own solo bedroom pop project, Frankie Cosmos was born of a generation of artists raised on online self-releasing. Kline’s early praise was built on an impressive, prolific catalogue of bedroom recordings, complementing her reputation within the NYC DIY scene as an all ages advocate. This cult stardom culminated with New York Magazine naming her debut album, ‘Zentropy’, the #1 Pop album of 2014.

Since then, Frankie Cosmos has blossomed into a four-piece band including David Maine, Lauren Martin, and Luke Pyenson, resulting in the globally acclaimed sophomore LP, ‘Next Thing’ (Bayonet Records/Secretly Canadian). The album received a coveted Best New Music designation from Pitchfork as well as exceptional reviews from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and others.

Frankie Cosmos spent the northern summer touring their new record across the US and Europe, often sharing stages with fellow DIY luminaries Girlpool, Porches and Alex G. They’ve been petting dogs, making pals and getting glowing feedback for their debt mix of energy, intimacy and levity on stage. Expect whimsical but frank, entirely melodious garage pop of the finest pedigree.

“Kline is quietly writing herself into a vaunted place, one where she will eventually deserve mention alongside poets who can puncture your heart in the span of a sentence.” – Pitchfork (8.5/10)

Thursday 9th

M.E BAIRD TRIO w/Skye Staniford and Hannah Jane.

M.E BAIRD TRIO w/Skye Staniford and Hannah Jane. at The Junk Bar
Former Melbourne based singer/songwriter M.E. BAIRD now residing in Northern NSW will be returning to the warm embrace of the Junk Bar in Brisbane in March. He will be performing in trio format. Joining M.E. Baird in this group hug will be Sali Bracewell the astonishing on piano and the amazing Hannah Jane on violin. Hannah Jane will be kicking off the night with a set of her own angelic hymns followed by local songstress Sky Staniford (We All Want To) in solo mode.
Here’s some of what the press have been saying about M.E. Baird’s latest release ‘Fall’

 

“Deeply evocative, M.E. Baird is driven by emotion. Whether in the carefully crafted lyrics or the music itself, emotion drips from everywhere, it trickles down walls and pools on the floor. It aches and hurts…and it’s beautiful.”
Samuel J Fell, Rhythms Magazine, Australia

“The slowly developing, intimately held tracks, which are neither folk nor country, but maybe a Leonard Cohen interpretation of both, are meant for the small, dark, alone spaces of your life.”
★★★ Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald.

 

Baird speaks of lost loves and scarred hearts, and while he paints life in a harsh light, he still finds something to hold onto, be it a memory or a dream not yet faded. This is folk; sad, bitter and beautiful.”
★★★★  Chris Martin, The Brag Magazine, Sydney
A B O U T    M. E.  B A I R D
M.E. Baird’s output as a singer/songwriter and visual artist is truly unique fueled by an insatiable quest for substance over product.  His latest and critically acclaimed release ‘Fall’ is testament to his skills as a musician and songsmith.

 

As a songwriter, he has been described as possessing a distinct visual richness and depth where each song can be a cinematic vignette full of elegance, beauty, tragedy and longing. The lyrical content delivered with M.E. Baird’s rich vocal tone is always compelling and direct.  Musically, M.E. Baird’s approach is broad and cannot be defined by just one genre for he will often shift between his own take on folk, soulful blues, rock and balladeering sometimes within the same album.

 

 

 

Saturday 11th

THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS w/special guests

THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS w/special guests at The Junk Bar
It’s like Elizabeth Montgomery walked on the set of Twin Peaks but instead of being “wrapped in plastic” she found herself wrapped inside a polar bear skin digging the indie surf & spooky western sounds of….The Double Happiness. With members from Splat Acrobat and a variety of wacky named 90s bands you wished you’d heard of such as The Fugitive Microbes, Box Canyon, The Crimson Cardigans, Jiffy Squid, The Slacks, Vinyl and Boo Tree….The Double Happiness are thirty years in the making…just don’t wait that long to see them. 
Fresh from the release of her psychedelic band Nice Biscuit’s new single launch, the shining Billie Star joins the Pre-Valentines love fest for a special solo show. Find them all at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove on Sunday 12th February. Doors open at 6pm.
Sunday 12th

JORDAN MERRICK SINGLE LAUNCH W/ SIAN EVANS

JORDAN MERRICK SINGLE LAUNCH W/ SIAN EVANS at The Junk Bar

Jordan Merrick Bio

 

Bringing his unique style of Australian Bush Ballads, Americana and Blues, is Brisbane based singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick.

 

Jordan’s interest in music started from the young age of 12 where he found an old acoustic guitar of his sisters. He attempted to play songs he enjoyed which founded a passion for it.

 

In 2015 the young singer-songwriter began to develop his live show where he lived in the Gold Coast, Queensland.

 

Once Merrick moved to Brisbane in 2016 his thirst for a bigger sound and company on the stage was quenched when he formed his band, Fugitive & The Vagabond. In mid 2016 Fugitive & The Vagabond released their debut album, ‘Novella’ that featured the light-humoured and upbeat single ‘My Girlfriend’ – ultimately showing how Jordan Merrick has a wide range of songwriting capabilities.

 

His talent was recognised in 2016 at the Gold Coast Music Festival when he was nominated for young ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and the song ‘The Wild’ also nominated for ‘Song of the Year’.

 

While writing and performing for Fugitive & The Vagabond will continue, 2017 will see Jordan Merrick return as solo performer with the release of his debut single ‘Untitled #1’ (February) and EP later in the year.

 

The EP is self portrait of the singer-songwriter and as stated by Merrick, “a long time in the making”, but it has meant that Merrick can release the tracks that mean the most to him.

He will be joined by the lovely SIAN EVANS

DOORS 6PM- Tix on the door – $10.00

Website | Facebook | Instagram: @jordanmerrick | Bandcamp

Thursday 23rd

THE SHAMBOLICS and special guests.

THE SHAMBOLICS and special guests. at The Junk Bar

The Shambolics are a Surf Country band from the Gold Coast.
Graham Ashton (Vocals), Brad Inglis (Guitar) and Matt Howard (Guitar). The Junk Bar Sessions includes JACKIE MARSHALLEden Mulholland – Music, Beau Frith from DEEDS and Richard Johnston and special guests performing their own songs and guesting with The Shambolics.

Friday 24th

GLENN SKUTHORPE "SEE MY WORLD "ALBUM LAUNCH w/SUE RAY

GLENN SKUTHORPE
Find the crossroads of blues roots country and folk and you will discover Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring singer songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe with his guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonicas in hand.
With four highly-regarded albums to his name and music featured in documentaries such as John Pilger’s Utopia (No More Whispering), Glenn Skuthorpe and his band roll into town direct from shows in out west NSW and QLD on the ‘Taking It Home’ Tour to launch Glenn’s self-produced fifth independent album ‘See My World’ at the Junk Bar on March 24.
Joining Glenn on stage to share song-for-song is very special guest indie singer songwriter Sue Ray who returns to the Junk Bar stage shortly after the launch of her new album ‘Live at the Junk Bar’ and following the release of two critically acclaimed albums ‘Red Roses’ and ‘Best Beware’.
This intimate show w Glenn and Sue is sure to sell fast so get in quick. Venue capacity/tickets strictly limited
Glenn’s new album ‘See My World’ is evocative of the wide-open road with its folk-rock sound infused with country and blues and undertones of mid-sixties and early seventies dirty melodic rock. It demands the listener lean in closer, get on their feet and come along for the ride.
‘See My World is a fittingly accomplished, fourteen-track-long (including one remix) distillation of Skuthorpe’s considerable talents and innate connection to the sounds and expanses of this broad, burnt land. As a Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man, Skuthorpe’s ties to Australia and Australiana run deeper than most, and his evocative compositions come polished off with a sincere reverence for the styles of the ’60s and ’70s that lends his work a broader timelessness and accessibility that is extraordinarily difficult to deny.’ The Music (AUS)

‘Pulsing, thought-provoking contemporary roots music from a man who clearly cares deeply about his country and his craft.’ – 
Michael Park, The International Americana Music Show (USA)
‘Sue walked on stage and my jaw hit the ground. Her voice was so strong and confident. Her guitar playing is excellent and her songs heartbreaking. A consummate performer.’ – Mardi Lumsden, 612 ABC Radio (AUS)
 
‘She has the sort of rare voice – deep, dark, gorgeously emotive, and molasses-rich that stirs something within the listener and never quite lets go…’ – Heidi Maier, Tom Magazine (AUS)
Saturday 25th

SILVER SIRCUS- SOVEREIGNTY/HOME

SILVER SIRCUS- SOVEREIGNTY/HOME at The Junk Bar
Silver Sircus present two very special shows performing and reinterpreting three of their releases in their entirety. Debut EP ‘Sovereignty’ (2008) and first album ‘To The Place That Is Home’ (2012) will be performed at Show #1 SOVEREIGNTY/HOME (Sat 25 March) and most recent release ‘Incarnadine’ (2016) will form the basis for Show #2 INCARNADINE/VARIATIONS (Sat 29 April).
 
SOVEREIGNTY/HOME
Saturday 25 March 2017
Tickets: $15.00 (+ booking fee)
 
INCARNADINE/VARIATIONS
Saturday 29 April 2017
With Special Guest SS.Sebastian
Tickets: $15.00 (+ booking fee)
Many of the songs will be radically re-arranged/re-imagined specifically for these shows, some closer to their original demo ideas and others faithful to the studio recordings.
 
Very limited edition bundle of original ‘Sovereignty EP’, ‘Come Back As You’ Single, ‘Dark Back Garden EP’, ‘I Am Going To Find You’ Single and ‘To The Place That Is Home’ Album will be available on the night for $30.00. 
Friday 31st

HUGO RACE

HUGO RACE at The Junk Bar

Hugo Race returns to Brisbane with a 24 Hours to Nowhere solo show at the Junk Bar on March 31st

…and in conversation about his book Road Series at the Brisbane Rock and Roll Writer’s Festival on April 1st and 2nd

“An Australian music legend, thanks to stints with seminal bands such as the Bad Seeds, Hugo Race has now brewed this memoir. Ricocheting like a pinball from the Melbourne punk scene to Berlin, Brazil, Mali and beyond, this series of snapshots is frequently filtered through a narcotic lens but is nonetheless seductive reading. With an unavoidable nod to Kerouac, it’s an on-the-road diary, the observations and experiences nostalgia-free and often brutally honest. There’s no rockstar narcissism here; just a fascinating insight into the restless need to keep moving, to maintain the creative mojo and to be on the frontier rather than on the couch.” – Road Series review, Qantas Inflight magazine

 

Hugo’s 24 Hours to Nowhere album received rave reviews internationally:

“At times dreamlike, there’s an indie cinematic vibe throughout: Johnny Cash on the Lost Highway (Lynch’s that is, not Bon Jovi’s). Elegant lyricism and wistful insight adds weight to some finely crafted songwriting and if Australiana is a genre, this is it.” – Tim Batcup, Classic Rock UK

 

“This collaboration with Italian soundscape group Sacri Cuori highlights (Race’s) cinematic urges. The heartstabbing title track is a fine duet with Angie Hart of Frente, and Fatalists add cowboy twang to a set of agreeably Gothic growlers…” – Alistair McKay, Uncut, UK

 

“’24 Hours from Nowhere’ is darker than the darkest Walkabouts song, it’s a scorched earth vision… The songs sound magnificent, the instruments like blocks of grey tones, beautifully picked out, with plenty of room between them… Overall this is a dark Gothic piece that skillfully calls on Lee Hazelwood and Ennio Morricone to create a suite of songs that is beautifully constructed and breathlessly cinematic.” – David Cowling, Americana UK

 

“A captivating listen, with the ten tracks heavy on dreamy atmospherics. Hugo’s vocals are downbeat with a desert dry delivery, akin to say Lou Reed and Ed Keupper, and the mournful music is imaginative, taking you off into a vast, empty and dust blown wilderness.” – Pete Craven, Vive Le Rock, UK

 

More at: http://www.hugoracemusic.com

APRIL 2017

Sunday 2nd

MEXICO CITY w/RICH DAVIES AND THE LOW ROAD (MELB)

MEXICO CITY w/RICH DAVIES AND THE LOW ROAD (MELB) at The Junk Bar

Sunday. The Lord’s Day. The day after Saturday. A day of rest…

Come this April, Sunday is your best chance to catch one of Brisbane’s finest – Mexico City – up close and intimate as they undertake a month-long residency at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove.

Every Sunday in April (except Easter Sunday), Mexico City will be joined onstage by some of their favourite songwriters and musicians to perform in the wood-panelled surrounds of the Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.

The four-piece will be playing songs from their entire back catalogue, including 2016’s When The Day Goes Dark, which The Music described in its four-and-half star review as “thoughtful Australicana…[i]t’s the music of a faded weatherboard Queenslander, in the kind of inner-suburb street that hasn’t been gentrified yet”.

As well as old favourites and a few choice covers, the band will be debuting and road testing a host of new songs, ahead of recording their fourth album. This is your chance to hear the new songs for the first time and watch them take flight.

Tickets for each show are $10 and available from Oztix (link to come). Special album bundles are also available ($25 with CD or $30 with vinyl).

Doors open at 6pm and tickets are strictly limited. For more details see below or go to http://www.thejunkbar.com.au

Sunday 2 April

Supporting Rich Davies and the Low Road (Melb)

Renowned for his captivating live shows and ‘superbly crafted songs dragged up from the depths of the soul’, award-winning singer-songwriter Rich Davies is one of Melbourne’s most authentic and engaging folk rock artists.

Davies’ second album Ghosts marks a departure from the colossal sound of his critically acclaimed debut album The Devil’s Union, in favour of a more intimate, stripped back approach. The result is a unique fusion of folk and Americana, with a nuanced, heart-on-sleeve sound that brings Davies’ songwriting and voice to the fore. Equal parts fragile and fierce, Ghosts spans a sonic spectrum from tender ballads to upbeat foot stompers.

 

Son of a folk singer, Davies spent his formative years in folk clubs, steeped in the culture, ethos and traditions of the genre. The evolution of his new sound has seen him reconnect with that world. The music echoed this journey as he peeled back the skin of rock’n’roll to expose folk, country and blues bones; his Scottish roots weaving their way through acoustic story-songs with unmistakable passion.

Join Rich and his amazing band (featuring Ayleen O’Hanlon from Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission on banjo & vocals) get the Skukum Lounge in the Junk Bar jumping and singing. You won’t be able to help yourself.

Sunday 9 April

Ben Ely (Regurgitator, Mexico City) in support

Sunday 16 April

Closed for Easter

Sunday 23 April

Zac Gunthorpe in support

Sunday 30 April

Hillsborough in support

Band bios

Mexico City

When The Day Goes Dark reconfirms Mexico City’s status as one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Whether it’s the bittersweet trawl through Brisbane’s west of ‘Rosewood Line’, the punch-in-the-guts storytelling of ‘Easy Grace’ or the suburban malaise of the title track, the lyrics hit harder than ever before. But when the mood suits, Mexico City can still conjure up a racket. Take lead single ‘Down At The Beach’, which use a mutant surf guitar/roadhouse blues to retell the 2005 Cronulla riots; or ‘Shadow Of A Doubt’, which drops a feverish end-times vision over a tub-thumping piano stomp. For further details go to https://www.facebook.com/Mexicocityband/

Rich Davies and the Low Road

“A rousing and visceral foot-stomping contemporary folk attack” – Mick Thomas, Weddings Parties Anything.
Renowned for his captivating live shows and ‘superbly crafted songs dragged up from the depths of the soul’, award-winning singer-songwriter Rich Davies is gaining a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most authentic and engaging artists. With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Davies spent his formative years in the folk clubs of Scotland, steeped in the ethos and traditions of the genre. For more information go to http://richdaviesmusic.com/

Ben Ely

Ben Ely is a Brisbane institution having played in bands for 25-plus years. From the earlier Huxley Family through Pangaea to the long-lived Regurgitator and many more, including Brisbane’s Mexico City. In 2015 Ben released his debut solo album, the stellar Goodbye Machine. Recorded over three days by the Junk Bar’s Jamie Trevaskis straight to two-inch tape, it’s a stark but beautiful collection of soulful ruminations about the world we inhabit. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/benzahbo/

Zac Gunthorpe

Zac Gunthorpe has progressed in leaps and bounds since the release of his Long Lost Love Lies EP in 2012. His latest album, Glory Bound was recorded live in producer Andrew Morris’s studio at the Church Farm in Northern NSW. Gunthorpe called on members of some of his favourite bands to back him, enlisting members of The Wilson Pickers, The Gin Club, Mexico City and The Living End to flesh out his artfully crafted compositions. For more details go to http://www.zacgunthorpe.com

Hillsborough

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to stand alone and stare the world squarely in the eyes; whether he’s ready or not. It sure helps if he is holding a good-looking guitar and even better if he has a mic stand he can swing if things turn ugly. Phil Usher steps out from fronting Brisbane bands Grand Atlantic and the Sacred Shrines to play his sad cowboy tunes with a revolving collective of his friends. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/hillsboroughmusic/

Friday 7th

RON S.PENO w/CAM BUTLER.

RON S.PENO w/CAM BUTLER. at The Junk Bar

Australian music legend Ron S. Peno needs no introduction. As the front man for Died Pretty and now Ron S. Peno & The Superstitions, he is the possessor of a voice that is as instantly recognisable as it is beautiful and soul-baring. Making a rare trip to Brisbane, he and Superstitions guitarist, Cam Butler, will be playing some intimate vocal and electric guitar versions of songs taken from the Superstition’s two critically acclaimed albums and also some from the band’s upcoming third album. They will play an early and a late show at the Junk Bar on Friday April 7. These shows are not to be missed!

Saturday 8th

KIM SALMON- LABCOAT TALES- THE STORY OF THE SCIENTISTS

KIM SALMON- LABCOAT TALES- THE STORY OF THE SCIENTISTS at The Junk Bar

KIM SALMON has a long list of musical credits to his name.

Whether it’s rocking out with The Beasts of Bourbon, shooting up the charts with Hoodoo Gurus’ Dave Faulkner in Antenna, folk noir collaborations with Died Pretty front man Ron Peno in The Darling Downs or celebrated recordings under his own name especially influential 90s outfit Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, Kim Salmon has carved his own place in Australia’s musical landscape.

Overseas he is regarded as the “Godfather of Grunge” and often credited as the creator of its sound with seminal act, THE SCIENTISTS. His fans include Nirvana, Mudhoney, Sonic Youth, Henry Rollins and more.

In “Labcoat Tales”, Kim walks you through the story of the Scientists moving chronologically through the bands repertoire recounting various anomalies and incidents that made up the ‘Scientific method’ interspersed with the songs themselves.

From Cheap and Nasty to The Human Jukebox and a whole lot of ‘bad’ places in between Kim has found that the solitary stage is not such a bad place, with plenty left to explore.

Kim is looking forward to telling his Labcoat Tales to you!

Sunday 9th

MEXICO CITY SUNDAY RESIDENCY w/BEN ELY (REGURGITATOR)

MEXICO CITY SUNDAY RESIDENCY w/BEN ELY (REGURGITATOR) at The Junk Bar

Sunday. The Lord’s Day. The day after Saturday. A day of rest…

Come this April, Sunday is your best chance to catch one of Brisbane’s finest – Mexico City – up close and intimate as they undertake a month-long residency at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove.

Every Sunday in April (except Easter Sunday), Mexico City will be joined onstage by some of their favourite songwriters and musicians to perform in the wood-panelled surrounds of the Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.

The four-piece will be playing songs from their entire back catalogue, including 2016’s When The Day Goes Dark, which The Music described in its four-and-half star review as “thoughtful Australicana…[i]t’s the music of a faded weatherboard Queenslander, in the kind of inner-suburb street that hasn’t been gentrified yet”.

As well as old favourites and a few choice covers, the band will be debuting and road testing a host of new songs, ahead of recording their fourth album. This is your chance to hear the new songs for the first time and watch them take flight.

Tickets for each show are $10 and available from Oztix (link to come). Special album bundles are also available ($25 with CD or $30 with vinyl).

Doors open at 6pm and tickets are strictly limited. For more details see below or go to http://www.thejunkbar.com.au

Sunday 2 April

Supporting Rich Davies and the Low Road (Melb)

Sunday 9 April

Ben Ely (Regurgitator, Mexico City) in support

Sunday 16 April

Closed for Easter

Sunday 23 April

Zac Gunthorpe in support

Sunday 30 April

Hillsborough in support

Band bios

Mexico City

When The Day Goes Dark reconfirms Mexico City’s status as one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Whether it’s the bittersweet trawl through Brisbane’s west of ‘Rosewood Line’, the punch-in-the-guts storytelling of ‘Easy Grace’ or the suburban malaise of the title track, the lyrics hit harder than ever before. But when the mood suits, Mexico City can still conjure up a racket. Take lead single ‘Down At The Beach’, which use a mutant surf guitar/roadhouse blues to retell the 2005 Cronulla riots; or ‘Shadow Of A Doubt’, which drops a feverish end-times vision over a tub-thumping piano stomp. For further details go to https://www.facebook.com/Mexicocityband/

Rich Davies and the Low Road

“A rousing and visceral foot-stomping contemporary folk attack” – Mick Thomas, Weddings Parties Anything.
Renowned for his captivating live shows and ‘superbly crafted songs dragged up from the depths of the soul’, award-winning singer-songwriter Rich Davies is gaining a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most authentic and engaging artists. With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Davies spent his formative years in the folk clubs of Scotland, steeped in the ethos and traditions of the genre. For more information go to http://richdaviesmusic.com/

Ben Ely

Ben Ely is a Brisbane institution having played in bands for 25-plus years. From the earlier Huxley Family through Pangaea to the long-lived Regurgitator and many more, including Brisbane’s Mexico City. In 2015 Ben released his debut solo album, the stellar Goodbye Machine. Recorded over three days by the Junk Bar’s Jamie Trevaskis straight to two-inch tape, it’s a stark but beautiful collection of soulful ruminations about the world we inhabit. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/benzahbo/

Zac Gunthorpe

Zac Gunthorpe has progressed in leaps and bounds since the release of his Long Lost Love Lies EP in 2012. His latest album, Glory Bound was recorded live in producer Andrew Morris’s studio at the Church Farm in Northern NSW. Gunthorpe called on members of some of his favourite bands to back him, enlisting members of The Wilson Pickers, The Gin Club, Mexico City and The Living End to flesh out his artfully crafted compositions. For more details go to http://www.zacgunthorpe.com

Hillsborough

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to stand alone and stare the world squarely in the eyes; whether he’s ready or not. It sure helps if he is holding a good-looking guitar and even better if he has a mic stand he can swing if things turn ugly. Phil Usher steps out from fronting Brisbane bands Grand Atlantic and the Sacred Shrines to play his sad cowboy tunes with a revolving collective of his friends. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/hillsboroughmusic/

Sunday 23rd

MEXICO CITY SUNDAY RESIDENCY w/ZAC GUNTHORPE

MEXICO CITY SUNDAY RESIDENCY w/ZAC GUNTHORPE at The Junk Bar

Sunday. The Lord’s Day. The day after Saturday. A day of rest…

Come this April, Sunday is your best chance to catch one of Brisbane’s finest – Mexico City – up close and intimate as they undertake a month-long residency at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove.

Every Sunday in April (except Easter Sunday), Mexico City will be joined onstage by some of their favourite songwriters and musicians to perform in the wood-panelled surrounds of the Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.

The four-piece will be playing songs from their entire back catalogue, including 2016’s When The Day Goes Dark, which The Music described in its four-and-half star review as “thoughtful Australicana…[i]t’s the music of a faded weatherboard Queenslander, in the kind of inner-suburb street that hasn’t been gentrified yet”.

As well as old favourites and a few choice covers, the band will be debuting and road testing a host of new songs, ahead of recording their fourth album. This is your chance to hear the new songs for the first time and watch them take flight.

Tickets for each show are $10 and available from Oztix (link to come). Special album bundles are also available ($25 with CD or $30 with vinyl).

Doors open at 6pm and tickets are strictly limited. For more details see below or go to http://www.thejunkbar.com.au

Sunday 2 April

Supporting Rich Davies and the Low Road (Melb)

Sunday 9 April

Ben Ely (Regurgitator, Mexico City) in support

Sunday 16 April

Closed for Easter

Sunday 23 April

Zac Gunthorpe in support

Sunday 30 April

Hillsborough in support

Band bios

Mexico City

When The Day Goes Dark reconfirms Mexico City’s status as one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Whether it’s the bittersweet trawl through Brisbane’s west of ‘Rosewood Line’, the punch-in-the-guts storytelling of ‘Easy Grace’ or the suburban malaise of the title track, the lyrics hit harder than ever before. But when the mood suits, Mexico City can still conjure up a racket. Take lead single ‘Down At The Beach’, which use a mutant surf guitar/roadhouse blues to retell the 2005 Cronulla riots; or ‘Shadow Of A Doubt’, which drops a feverish end-times vision over a tub-thumping piano stomp. For further details go to https://www.facebook.com/Mexicocityband/

Rich Davies and the Low Road

“A rousing and visceral foot-stomping contemporary folk attack” – Mick Thomas, Weddings Parties Anything.
Renowned for his captivating live shows and ‘superbly crafted songs dragged up from the depths of the soul’, award-winning singer-songwriter Rich Davies is gaining a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most authentic and engaging artists. With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Davies spent his formative years in the folk clubs of Scotland, steeped in the ethos and traditions of the genre. For more information go to http://richdaviesmusic.com/

Ben Ely

Ben Ely is a Brisbane institution having played in bands for 25-plus years. From the earlier Huxley Family through Pangaea to the long-lived Regurgitator and many more, including Brisbane’s Mexico City. In 2015 Ben released his debut solo album, the stellar Goodbye Machine. Recorded over three days by the Junk Bar’s Jamie Trevaskis straight to two-inch tape, it’s a stark but beautiful collection of soulful ruminations about the world we inhabit. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/benzahbo/

Zac Gunthorpe

Zac Gunthorpe has progressed in leaps and bounds since the release of his Long Lost Love Lies EP in 2012. His latest album, Glory Bound was recorded live in producer Andrew Morris’s studio at the Church Farm in Northern NSW. Gunthorpe called on members of some of his favourite bands to back him, enlisting members of The Wilson Pickers, The Gin Club, Mexico City and The Living End to flesh out his artfully crafted compositions. For more details go to http://www.zacgunthorpe.com

Hillsborough

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to stand alone and stare the world squarely in the eyes; whether he’s ready or not. It sure helps if he is holding a good-looking guitar and even better if he has a mic stand he can swing if things turn ugly. Phil Usher steps out from fronting Brisbane bands Grand Atlantic and the Sacred Shrines to play his sad cowboy tunes with a revolving collective of his friends. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/hillsboroughmusic/

Saturday 29th

SILVER SIRCUS- INCARNADINE/VARIATIONS w/ SS SEBASTIAN

SILVER SIRCUS- INCARNADINE/VARIATIONS w/ SS SEBASTIAN at The Junk Bar
Silver Sircus present two very special shows performing and reinterpreting three of their releases in their entirety. Debut EP ‘Sovereignty’ (2008) and first album ‘To The Place That Is Home’ (2012) will be performed at Show #1 SOVEREIGNTY/HOME (Sat 25 March) and most recent release ‘Incarnadine’ (2016) will form the basis for Show #2 INCARNADINE/VARIATIONS (Sat 29 April).
 
SOVEREIGNTY/HOME
Saturday 25 March 2017
Tickets: $15.00 (+ booking fee)
 
INCARNADINE/VARIATIONS
Saturday 29 April 2017
With Special Guest SS.Sebastian
Tickets: $15.00 (+ booking fee)
Many of the songs will be radically re-arranged/re-imagined specifically for these shows, some closer to their original demo ideas and others faithful to the studio recordings.
 
Very limited edition bundle of original ‘Sovereignty EP’, ‘Come Back As You’ Single, ‘Dark Back Garden EP’, ‘I Am Going To Find You’ Single and ‘To The Place That Is Home’ Album will be available on the night for $30.00. 
Sunday 30th

MEXICO CITY RESIDENCY w/HILLSBOROUGH

MEXICO CITY RESIDENCY w/HILLSBOROUGH at The Junk Bar

Sunday. The Lord’s Day. The day after Saturday. A day of rest…

Come this April, Sunday is your best chance to catch one of Brisbane’s finest – Mexico City – up close and intimate as they undertake a month-long residency at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove.

Every Sunday in April (except Easter Sunday), Mexico City will be joined onstage by some of their favourite songwriters and musicians to perform in the wood-panelled surrounds of the Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.

The four-piece will be playing songs from their entire back catalogue, including 2016’s When The Day Goes Dark, which The Music described in its four-and-half star review as “thoughtful Australicana…[i]t’s the music of a faded weatherboard Queenslander, in the kind of inner-suburb street that hasn’t been gentrified yet”.

As well as old favourites and a few choice covers, the band will be debuting and road testing a host of new songs, ahead of recording their fourth album. This is your chance to hear the new songs for the first time and watch them take flight.

Tickets for each show are $10 and available from Oztix (link to come). Special album bundles are also available ($25 with CD or $30 with vinyl).

Doors open at 6pm and tickets are strictly limited. For more details see below or go to http://www.thejunkbar.com.au

Sunday 2 April

Supporting Rich Davies and the Low Road (Melb)

Sunday 9 April

Ben Ely (Regurgitator, Mexico City) in support

Sunday 16 April

Closed for Easter

Sunday 23 April

Zac Gunthorpe in support

Sunday 30 April

Hillsborough in support

Band bios

Mexico City

When The Day Goes Dark reconfirms Mexico City’s status as one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Whether it’s the bittersweet trawl through Brisbane’s west of ‘Rosewood Line’, the punch-in-the-guts storytelling of ‘Easy Grace’ or the suburban malaise of the title track, the lyrics hit harder than ever before. But when the mood suits, Mexico City can still conjure up a racket. Take lead single ‘Down At The Beach’, which use a mutant surf guitar/roadhouse blues to retell the 2005 Cronulla riots; or ‘Shadow Of A Doubt’, which drops a feverish end-times vision over a tub-thumping piano stomp. For further details go to https://www.facebook.com/Mexicocityband/

Rich Davies and the Low Road

“A rousing and visceral foot-stomping contemporary folk attack” – Mick Thomas, Weddings Parties Anything.
Renowned for his captivating live shows and ‘superbly crafted songs dragged up from the depths of the soul’, award-winning singer-songwriter Rich Davies is gaining a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most authentic and engaging artists. With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Davies spent his formative years in the folk clubs of Scotland, steeped in the ethos and traditions of the genre. For more information go to http://richdaviesmusic.com/

Ben Ely

Ben Ely is a Brisbane institution having played in bands for 25-plus years. From the earlier Huxley Family through Pangaea to the long-lived Regurgitator and many more, including Brisbane’s Mexico City. In 2015 Ben released his debut solo album, the stellar Goodbye Machine. Recorded over three days by the Junk Bar’s Jamie Trevaskis straight to two-inch tape, it’s a stark but beautiful collection of soulful ruminations about the world we inhabit. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/benzahbo/

Zac Gunthorpe

Zac Gunthorpe has progressed in leaps and bounds since the release of his Long Lost Love Lies EP in 2012. His latest album, Glory Bound was recorded live in producer Andrew Morris’s studio at the Church Farm in Northern NSW. Gunthorpe called on members of some of his favourite bands to back him, enlisting members of The Wilson Pickers, The Gin Club, Mexico City and The Living End to flesh out his artfully crafted compositions. For more details go to http://www.zacgunthorpe.com

Hillsborough

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to stand alone and stare the world squarely in the eyes; whether he’s ready or not. It sure helps if he is holding a good-looking guitar and even better if he has a mic stand he can swing if things turn ugly. Phil Usher steps out from fronting Brisbane bands Grand Atlantic and the Sacred Shrines to play his sad cowboy tunes with a revolving collective of his friends. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/hillsboroughmusic/

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