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 3pm.

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.

Functions

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

JULY

Friday 21st

SABRINA LAWRIE & CHARLIE MARSHALL ( ALBUM LAUNCH)

SABRINA LAWRIE & CHARLIE MARSHALL ( ALBUM LAUNCH) at The Junk Bar

Sabrina Lawrie will be bringing a stripped down Hunting Party into the Skukum Lounge at Brisbane’s much loved Junk Bar on July 21st to join Charlie Marshall (Melb) in launching his new album ‘Sublime’.

This will be a very special show for Sabrina, seeing her perform material to be included on her next record, which has not been played live yet as well as some of the current songs from her debut album ‘Hush The Mountain.’ It will be an emotive set with a thread of dark undertones weaving throughout the songs but leaving you still with a sense of hope.
You can purchase Sabrina’s album now through www.pigcityrecords.com and view her latest single No Rules HERE!

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj-089s5x30> (link to film clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj-089s5x30 )
www.sabrinalawrie.com
www.facebook.com/sabrinalawriemusic
Melbourne singer songwriter Charlie Marshall will be performing in solo acoustic mode to launch his new album ‘Sublime’. He’s been the guitar-slinging backbone for many of Melbourne’s finest bands over the past four decades starting with the much loved *Harem Scarem,* followed by *The Body Electric*which included a dream team of band members from The Dirty Three, Beasts Of Bourbon and Avalanches.
His songs are poetic, romantic meditations on life, love, philosophy and the universe, and the new album is a unique blend of music, politics and science. In solo mode he’s a passionate, foot stomping force ranging from gentle, intimate moments to raging, beguiling intensity when in full flight.
http://www.charliemarshall.com.au/
www.facebook.com/charliemarshallandthecuriousminds

 

Wednesday 26th

DISTANT FINGERS AND ANDREW TUTTLE

DISTANT FINGERS AND ANDREW TUTTLE at The Junk Bar
Distant Fingers and Andrew Tuttle will each be playing a set of more or less ambient music which will slowly and carefully evolve over the course of 30 minutes or so.
 
Distant Fingers is the work of Kyle Smith, a Brisbane-based electronic musician who produces album-length pieces combining samples, live instrumentation and MIDI inspired by The Necks, Brian Eno, The Caretaker/Leyland Kirby, Deaf Center, Steve Reich, Huerco S. and others.
 
Andrew Tuttle, based in Brisbane Australia, creates an instrumental sonic convergence of acoustic and electronic tones; performed on instrumentation including banjo, acoustic guitar, synthesiser and computer. Tuttle’s recordings and performances incorporate elements of abstract folk music and shimmering processed electronics. He has released two studio albums (Fantasy League, 2016, Someone Good/Room40; Slowcation, 2015, A Guide To Saints/Room40) and shared concert lineups in Australia and Europe with musicians including Matmos, Forest Swords, Julia Holter, Hauschka, Lawrence English, Deradoorian, Blank Realm, Mike Cooper and Daniel Bachman.
Thursday 27th

CHARLES JENKINS- THE LAST POLAROID SHOW

CHARLES JENKINS- THE LAST POLAROID SHOW at The Junk Bar

Charles Jenkins will be bringing his brilliant new album The Last Polaroid to Queensland in late July. He’ll be playing in Brisbane on Thursday July 27 at
the Junk Bar. Don’t miss out on the chance to see one of Australia’s finest songwriters in the intimate beauty that is the Junk Bar.

Friday 28th

THE WORLD'S SMALLEST FESTIVAL

THE WORLD'S SMALLEST FESTIVAL at The Junk Bar
We are back.  After having a good hard look at ourselves we thought why not.
STRESS OF LEISURE
Yep, having carved out kind of their own genre, we are super charged to have SOL headline the festival.  Combining a number of influences and churning out something new, their music and live show is what you need.
SEJA
Yes, we have had Seja in our sights for a while and she has found some free space for her to be able headline the solo stage.  Expect part acoustic, part electonic and always melodic, a genuine delight to listen too her pop delights.
GREG BRADY AND THE ANCHORS
Your hosts are making their way out of the backroom to see the sunlight and then the dark.  Just released a new e.p. “big man on campus” there should be some newer tunes and some old kind of favourites.  Special guest on drums.
ZODIAC LOVE BONE (AKA BOB MOORE)
Confused?  you should be.  Bob is a renowned artist and puts his hand in music production hanging around with the likes of Jae Laffer, Custard, Cunningham, The Melniks to put you in the picture.  He also shapes surfboards, makes clothes and generally seems to fit more into a lifetime then most of us.  What to expect music wise…he could tell you but would have too….
Saturday 29th

THE BOWLS CLUB ALBUM LAUNCH w/HILLSBOROUGH

THE BOWLS CLUB ALBUM LAUNCH w/HILLSBOROUGH at The Junk Bar

Rational Animal, the second full-length offering from capricious east coast outfit The Bowls Club, is one of those rare finds of wondrous and compelling beauty; like a missing Manet uncovered in a dusty Parisienne attic.

Rational Animal sees the trio darken the technicolour of previous recordings (2007’s eponymous EP and 2014’s Pretty Rosey), and apply softer textures and more subtle shades to a coppery canvas of piano, bass and drums (with guitar and musical saw overdubs added later). The results are striking; the whole thing is dripped in warm analogue acoustics and natural atmosphere, masterfully crafted and captured to two-inch tape by Jamie Trevaskis at Wild Mountain Sound, Mt Nebo (check studio name). To celebrate its unveiling, the Bowls Club will perform Rational Animal in its entirety in the dimly-lit, Lynchian log cabin confines of The Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge on 31 July 2017.

With the simplified palette comes a shadowy mood, a foggier feel from the outset; the brushstrokes are thicker, the tones darker, and the air heavier. “A train wreck, that’s my life” descants Chris ‘Cosi’ Costello (voice, keys, guitar) over the opening track, to a singular, sparse bassline courtesy of Conrad Taylor and a deliberate, measured, almost lagging, backbeat provided by Ben Carstens. Danny Widdicombe’s sublime slide guitar also features on this track, and the train wreck is simply beautiful to behold, which makes it impossible to tune out or look away.

It’s not all brooding and melancholic, mind you, and there are some breezier moments to offset the heavy lyrical pondering and introspection. Light at the End of the Tunnell, self-castigating lyrics aside, feels a bit like an afternoon stroll along the boulevard or a friendly game of beach volleyball in Southern California; and the skipping, jaunty refrain of Smile, Smile, Smile evokes Randy Newman’s buoyant yet typically ironic moments.

Still, it’s the tenebrous and misty tunes that set Rational Animal apart. Although comparisons are mostly unhelpful, Nick Cave and Tom Waits fronting the Black Heart Procession gives some idea of what listeners at the Skukum Lounge can expect. The Bowls Club will also play a few earlier hits and perhaps even a carefully-curated cover version or two.

The whole evening promises to be an affair to remember. Tickets are just $18.00, which includes a copy of Rational Animal on CD. Joining The Bowls Club on the night will be local legends Hillsborough (Phil Usher and Beata Maglai) with their unique surf/mod/sad cowboy/cowgirl stylings. Justice for the 96.

 

AUGUST 2017

Thursday 3rd

DAN BRODIE- LOST NOT FOUND ALBUM LAUNCH

DAN BRODIE- LOST NOT FOUND ALBUM LAUNCH at The Junk Bar

*A formidable live performer, Brodie managed to bash his guitar like a country singer attacks the bottle..with a million broken strings tonight just to complete the tragedy…his vocal is the aural equivalent of watching a last ditch drunk fighting for his life in a back country bar – Jake Stone*
*Dan Brodie is an acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter. *
*Since 1999, Brodie has captured audiences around the world, releasing a succession of albums (seven in total) which have been nominated for numerous awards. *

*His musical talents have taken him to the U.S., U.K., France, Spain and New Zealand playing such iconic venues as CBGB in New York, The Continental in Austin, The Exit/In in Nashville and The Olympia in Paris.*
*In 2017 Dan Brodie returns to present LOST NOT FOUND, a collection of other people’s songs, reinterpreted. *
*“I didn’t want to make an Album of straight up copies of the originals, I felt like that has been done to death, instead I looked for some of my  favourite artists whose lyrics resonated with me, and created my own musical palette on which to present them.”*

Brodie recorded the Album in his home studio in Melbourne, playing the majority of instruments including guitar, bass, synthesiser and percussion, working relentlessly to flesh out the blood and guts of the original song.
For Brodie, choosing the songs all came down to the story telling and emotional power of the lyrics,
*“It all came down to the lyrics, which surprised me, as I always assumed that every so called great song could be reinterpreted, but for me that was not the case. Some songs are of their time, but to reach across time they also need a great lyric as a foundation in which to lay down your own
interpretation and story ”*
The results are a spectacularly dark and brooding album sparkling with both familiarity and mystery.

From the visceral Bob Dylan opener, *“Standing in the doorway”* to a meditative take on Iggy Pop’s *“The Passenger”*, through to Paul Simon’s *“You can call me Al”* minus the horns and upbeat cheeriness to the melancholy reworkings of Motorhead’s *“Damage Case” *and to the terrifying cautionary tale, *“Swine”* an underground grunge punk classic penned by Aussie performer, Stu Spasm, the audience is transported into the dark underbelly of Brodie’s haunting musical arrangements and presentation, leaving plenty of room for the listener to draw their own conclusions from the songs.
Brodie also had time to include three originals compositions, his own songs holding their own and standing proudly alongside the other more famous and infamous, especially in the beautiful piano ballad, “Words of a drunken man” and in the sweet waltz “I aint got nothing (if I ain’t got you)”, the
delicious pedal steel tones provided by longtime collaborator and brother, Chris Brodie.

*LOST NOT FOUND *represents a high water mark for Brodie, coming after his 2013 diagnosis and successful treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma, a Retrospective album in 2015 and two lengthy tours of Europe both solo and with his band The Grieving Widows and finds our hero lacking none of his
intensity and commitment to making music that not only survives but endures.

 

Friday 4th

BRAD BUTCHER ALBUM LAUNCH w/ HAYLEY MARSTEN

BRAD BUTCHER ALBUM LAUNCH w/ HAYLEY MARSTEN at The Junk Bar

Recorded with highly acclaimed and multi Aria & Golden Guitar Award winning Australian producer Matt Fell, at Sydney’s Love Hz Studio. FROM THE BOTTOM OF A WELL encompasses Butchers take on Americana music, a great blending of genres, to create a sound that is uniquely his. It also showcases the further development and outstanding quality of Butchers songwriting and vocal prowess.

Touring nationally throughout August with special guest HAYLEY MARSTEN

Grab your tickets now from the link below.

Saturday 5th

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE EARLY SHOW- 4.30 PM

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE EARLY SHOW- 4.30 PM at The Junk Bar

AS BELOW.

Saturday 5th

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE- SOLD OUT 7.30 SHOW

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE- SOLD OUT 7.30 SHOW at The Junk Bar

Playing songs from throughout their career and also from their current album ….Let’s Get Tight!
2017 album from *Dave Graney and Clare Moore*. CD and digital release.
Melbourne, Australias’ Dave Graney and Clare Moore. The World’s Dave Graney and Clare Moore (songwriters-players-performers-they’re out on their own). The Moodists’ Dave Graney and Clare Moore. The Coral Snakes’ Dave Graney and Clare Moore. The mistLY Dave *Graney and Clare Moore*.
Recorded from Feb 2016 to March *2017*. Concentrating on writing, recording and releasing a digital single every month.
Recorded and mixed at their studio in the hills of Melbourne, the Ponderosa. *Dave Graney* sings, plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and some
keys. *Clare Moore* plays drums, percussion, keys, vibes and marimba and also sings.
Guests on the album include mistLY bass player Stu Thomas on trumpet and backing vocals, Matt Walker on harmonica, Will Hindmarsh and Emily Jarrett from Go Go Sapien on backing vocals. *Drifting Donna Reed* is based on a 2007 track recorded by Dave Graney and the mistLY called *I Like To Be Haunted *and features Stu Thomas on bass, Stuart Perera on guitar and Mark Fitzgibbon on keys. Georgio “the dove” Valentino plays guitar on *I’m Never Off*.
All tracks recorded, mixed and produced by Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Remastered for CD release for people who prefer physical musical artefacts. Cover art by Tony Mahony who has worked with Graney and Moore since *Lure Of The Tropics* in 1992.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore played in *the Moodists* in the 80s and then *Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes* and now *Dave Graney and the mistly*.

Sunday 6th

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE at The Junk Bar

Playing songs from throughout their career and also from their current album ….Let’s Get Tight!
2017 album from *Dave Graney and Clare Moore*. CD and digital release.
Melbourne, Australias’ Dave Graney and Clare Moore. The World’s Dave Graney and Clare Moore (songwriters-players-performers-they’re out on their own). The Moodists’ Dave Graney and Clare Moore. The Coral Snakes’ Dave Graney and Clare Moore. The mistLY Dave *Graney and Clare Moore*.
Recorded from Feb 2016 to March *2017*. Concentrating on writing, recording and releasing a digital single every month.

Recorded and mixed at their studio in the hills of Melbourne, the Ponderosa. *Dave Graney* sings, plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and some

keys. *Clare Moore* plays drums, percussion, keys, vibes and marimba and also sings.

Guests on the album include mistLY bass player Stu Thomas on trumpet and backing vocals, Matt Walker on harmonica, Will Hindmarsh and Emily Jarrett from Go Go Sapien on backing vocals. *Drifting Donna Reed* is based on a 2007 track recorded by Dave Graney and the mistLY called *I Like To Be Haunted *and features Stu Thomas on bass, Stuart Perera on guitar and Mark Fitzgibbon on keys. Georgio “the dove” Valentino plays guitar on *I’m Never Off*.
All tracks recorded, mixed and produced by Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Remastered for CD release for people who prefer physical musical artefacts. Cover art by Tony Mahony who has worked with Graney and Moore since *Lure Of The Tropics* in 1992.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore played in *the Moodists* in the 80s and then *Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes* and now *Dave Graney and the mistly*.

Wednesday 9th

SHUCKS- JORDAN KADELL

SHUCKS- JORDAN KADELL at The Junk Bar

Misinterpreting attention for affection never felt so good.

From jazz hands to jizz hands, to the hands-on question – what is love? (baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more), Shucks! is a desperate flirtation to retrieve love lost in translation. This one-woman spasm of a show is a (possibly misguided) attempt to decode guarded body language, retranslate mistranslations (that lead to an accidental first date in Tokyo) and rewire the weirdness of others through the best format she knows – a demented yet romantic stand up comedy show, with floor cushions and easy access to hard liquor.

With special guest Jon Henzell on jazz guitar, Jordan Kadell debuts her first standup comedy show concealed by as much storytelling and interpretive dance as The Junk Bar’s intimate space will allow.

SHORT DESCRIPTION: 

From jazz hands to jizz hands, Shucks! is one woman’s desperate flirtation with love lost in translation.

ABOUT THE PERFORMER:

Jordan started doing stand up while playing host to a French-Canadian mime-in-training who dared her to either fly to Japan for the weekend, or brave stand up. The latter was cheaper, predominantly in English and depending on his ability as a mime, possibly misinterpreted. Jordan has continued to stand up in front of (and sometimes too close to) Brisbane audiences, co-founding the Crosstown Comedy Club and refusing to perform at any of her mum’s friend’s birthday parties.

No stranger to acting, writing, stand up comedy, swing dance or website content creation, Jordan’s toes are so well dipped they’ve become webbed. It’s this variance of skills that keeps her trending creatives waters, and definitely wouldn’t say no to a life raft made of money. Her skills include very polite road rage, the ability to nap on any surface, and saying the words “I’ll be there in 15 minutes” when in actual fact, she’ll arrive anywhere between 30-45 minutes later. She can be seen in a number of shows this Bris Funny Fest, supporting Token Ethnics, Am I Right, Ladies? and her debut solo show, Shucks! plays at The Junk Bar on August 9th, of which she is completely terrified.

Thursday 10th

JO DAVIE- WINTER SONGS w/MONIQUE CLARE

JO DAVIE- WINTER SONGS w/MONIQUE CLARE at The Junk Bar

This show will feature a collection of warming winter songs, with special guest Monique Clare, at the intimate Junk Bar. With the recent addition of her very own rhythm section, these are songs Jo can’t wait to share.

Jack Walton—Guitar

Liam Butler—Bass

Charles Hill—Drums

 

Further information: www.jodavie.com

Friday 11th

LE TUPPERWARE- DOGS FROM GUMTREE SINGLE LAUNCH

LE TUPPERWARE- DOGS FROM GUMTREE SINGLE LAUNCH at The Junk Bar

At the end of last year we had a real long chat over some real cold golds and decided to record at a real good studio. The result is ‘Dogs from Gumtree’.

Sam then became a dad for the 2nd time and so we just sat around playing Duplo, getting spewed on and not playing much music.

But now! (Friday August 11) comes the official-ish launch shindig thingy for Dogs from Gumtree at our favourite place, Junk Bar.

We have also secured 2 super-duper supports for the show. 2 blokes who play in much bigger and more legit bands than our own, but for this show we have cleverly disguised them behind their birth names. You’ll never guess.

-Bryce Schneider plays songs that remind you that you weren’t always so confident and sure of yourself. If you have ever had a time of sadness in your life, Bryce will remind you that you probably haven’t dealt with it as well as you thought.-

-Jordan Depas basically breathes out dance floor bangers. For one night only however he is stripping things back (and maybe stripping off too if we are lucky) to bring you a very special set.-

TICKETS ON THE DOOR- 7PM SHOW.

Thursday 17th

KEEGAN JOYCE- SOLD OUT

KEEGAN JOYCE- SOLD OUT at The Junk Bar

Keegan Joyce performs his debut album “Snow on higher ground” featuring Jane Patterson.

Hear Keegan Joyce’s debut album “Snow on higher ground” in The Skukum Lounge at The Junk Bar, Ashgrove.

Joined by friend and talented musician Jane Patterson, Keegan plays tracks from “Snow on higher ground”, and some tracks that inspired his debut album.

Whether you’re a fan of Keegan’s music work, or his characters on Rake and Please Like Me, get up close and hear the pain in his subtle strains and melodies.

Information and Merchandise available here:

keeganjoyce.com

Friday 18th

SODA EAVES w/McKISKO & SAMUEL WAGON WATSON

SODA EAVES w/McKISKO & SAMUEL WAGON WATSON at The Junk Bar

Dream-folk collective Soda Eaves play the magnificent Junk Bar. Joined by local luminaries Mckisko and Samuel Wagan Watson

Sunday 20th

HANNAH CAMERON SINGLE LAUNCH w/special guest.

HANNAH CAMERON SINGLE LAUNCH w/special guest. at The Junk Bar

*After a year in the studio, Hannah Cameron has emerged with “No Pen of

Mine”, the first offering from her sophomore album “I Lay Where You Lie”.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, she is thrilled to be playing a

hometown show at The Junk Bar. *

Wednesday 23rd

FIRE WALK WITH US- THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS

FIRE WALK WITH US- THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS at The Junk Bar

Electric Moon [Miniatures] Presents

FIRE WALK WITH US

The Music Of Twin Peaks

FIRE WALK WITH US is a live reimagining of songs and music from both the Twin Peaks TV series soundtrack (1991) and the prequel film Fire Walk With Me (1992). Composed by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch, this music is a masterclass in minimalist atmospheres, the haunting female vocals of Julee Cruise and sinister soundscapes.

To reinterpret these works, Electric Moon’s James Lees brings together a broad range of musicians from the jazz based, to avant-grade noisemakers, to the four diverse vocalists – all bound together by a deep love for Lynch’s most celebrated work.

Presented in the Skukum Lounge at The Junk Bar – which in itself could be a scene out of a Lynch production- each show will present the music performance as an immersive experience to an intimate audience.

THE SINGERS

Mia Goodwin

Lucinda Shaw

SS.Sebastian

Tylea

THE BAND

James Lees (drums/percussion/director)

Helen Svoboda (double bass)

Parmis Rose (keys)

SS.Sebastian (guitar/keys)

Jamie Trevaskis (guitar/saw)

Andrew Saragossi (sax/clarinet/flute)

Thursday 24th

FIRE WALK WITH US-THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS

FIRE WALK WITH US-THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS at The Junk Bar

AS ABOVE

Friday 25th

FIRE WALK WITH US- THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS/ SOLD OUT

FIRE WALK WITH US- THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS/ SOLD OUT at The Junk Bar

AS ABOVE- DOORS FOR THIS SHOW 6.30 PM.

Friday 25th

FIRE WALK WITH US- LATE SHOW - 9PM

FIRE WALK WITH US- LATE SHOW - 9PM at The Junk Bar

AS ABOVE

Saturday 26th

JOHN LEE HOOKER'S WORLD TODAY- HUGO RACE & MICHELANGLEO RUSSO

JOHN LEE HOOKER'S WORLD TODAY- HUGO RACE & MICHELANGLEO RUSSO at The Junk Bar

Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo are no strangers to either Hooker or the blues. Hailed as a supreme influence on the music of their band Hugo Race &
The True Spirit, Race and Russo’s reimagining of Hooker is simultaneously blues, electronica, avant-garde and ambient, a homage to one of the greats of rock and roll prehistory. Recorded in a single, continuous day and night live session at the Berlin studio of Einsturzende Neubauten engineer Boris Wilsdorf, this is an epic album of sonic sorcery suspended in time and place on the 100th anniversary of Hooker’s birth.

Sunday 27th

TWIN PEAKS- FIRE WALK WITH US. 6PM DOORS

TWIN PEAKS- FIRE WALK WITH US. 6PM DOORS at The Junk Bar

FINAL SHOW.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 2nd

SUICIDE SWANS "AUGUSTA" ALBUM LAUNCH w/HILLSBOROUGH

SUICIDE SWANS

Brisbane/Toowoomba 5 piece alt-country band Suicide Swans in their previous 5 year incarnation through the release of their self titled EP ‘Suicide Swans’ (2012) and debut album ‘Ghosts We Forget’ (2014) featured the bands sound of mixing the twang of country, the chug of 60’s/70’s rock with dashes of pop that they termed cosmic country. In 2017 the band releases their second album ‘Augusta’ that further pushes their alt-country sound into new musical territory for the band incorporating pop, woodsy mid tempo rock, mixed with washes of violin, Wurlitzer/Rhodes flourishes, 4 part harmonies and reverb-laden vocals. To celebrate the release of their album ‘Augusta’ the band brings their ragged live performances to the Skukum Lounge/Junk Bar where they will on the night be sonically mixing Crazy Horse with a couple of Old Fashions. Along for the ride on the night is support from Brisbane’s cowboy/girl duo Hillsborough brushing off some sad cowboy/acoustic psych songs in the tradition of Lee Hazelwood having a drink with Arthur Lee.

Wednesday 6th

ALICE SKYE (VIC)

ALICE SKYE (VIC) at The Junk Bar

With a debut album forthcoming, Alice Skye is a name that is set to soar in the Australian pop scene as music lovers begin to learn more about this young, mature talent from country Victoria. Alice is coming to Brisbane to showcase at Bigsound and is sneaking in a gig at Junk Bar whilst she is up here.

Thursday 7th

MARK OLSON ( JAYHAWKS ) & INGUNN RINGVOLD w/HALFWAY ( DUO )

MARK OLSON ( JAYHAWKS ) & INGUNN RINGVOLD w/HALFWAY ( DUO ) at The Junk Bar

EARLY SHOW- 6.30 PM DOORS 6.45 START

Kaleidoscope Music presents Mark Olson (ex-Jayhawks/Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers) and Ingunn Ringvold in support of their new album ‘Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun’, this will see them comprehensively tour Australia playing intimate venues in many cities for the first time. Mark and Ingunn will play Junk Bar in Brisbane on Thursday 7 September with limited capacity.

Thursday 7th

MARK OLSON (JAYHAWKS)& INGUNN RINGVOLD w/HALFWAY (DUO)

MARK OLSON (JAYHAWKS)& INGUNN RINGVOLD w/HALFWAY (DUO) at The Junk Bar

LATE SHOW- 9PM DOORS- 9.15 START

Kaleidoscope Music presents Mark Olson (ex-Jayhawks/Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers) and Ingunn Ringvold in support of their new album ‘Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun’, this will see them comprehensively tour Australia playing intimate venues in many cities for the first time. Mark and Ingunn will play Junk Bar in Brisbane on Thursday 7 September with limited capacity.

OCTOBER

Sunday 1st

EMILY BARKER (UK) ALBUM LAUNCH w/HILLSBOROUGH

EMILY BARKER (UK) ALBUM LAUNCH w/HILLSBOROUGH at The Junk Bar

Emily Barker’s new album, Sweet Kind of Blue, was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, at Sam Phillips Recording Service. It was produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter) and features some of Memphis’ finest session musicians.

Barker brought her songs, her guitar, that cathedral of a voice and her irrepressible freewheeling spirit. And as each track was laid down, Barker, her band (you will have heard these musicians on Cat Power’s The Greatest as well as records by Neil Young, Booker T and the MGs, Al Green and many more) and everyone in the control room fell a little bit more in love with each other. Spines tingled and eyes did not remain dry.

The result is an intoxicating blend of Barker penned songs about loves lost, heartrending humanity, the rush of the road trip and the sheer glory of a new love. The single, ‘Sister Goodbye’, is a soulful tribute to one of Barker’s guitar-slinging heroes, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, while the title track, ‘Sweet Kind of Blue’ captures the beautiful urgency of missing a new lover.

Emily is also the award-winning songwriter and performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Her music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop, all wrapped in rich string arrangements and vocal harmonies. Emily’s album with The Red Clay Halo, Dear River, was voted Americana album of the year by readers of the UK’s foremost roots music website, Spiral Earth

“The arrangements are exquisite and the love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity. Heartfelt songwriting, bridging folk, country and Fleetwood Mac.” The Times ★★★★

“Country-Soul with luminous warmth” Mojo ★★★★

‘It’s a sweet and tender distillation of Americana influences. Blues meets country meets gospel.’ Clash

TIX $15 ON THE DOOR- DOORS 6PM.

Thursday 5th

TIM EASTON ( NASHVILLE) w MATTHEW COLIN

TIM EASTON ( NASHVILLE) w MATTHEW COLIN at The Junk Bar

This is Americana Royalty Tim Easton’s second visit to Australia and he

will have his ninth solo studio album ‘American Fork’ with him on this

trip, described by No Depression as having “*a clear sense of grit and

determination present in these grooves, making ‘American Fork ’Easton’s

toughest and most tenacious effort yet”.*

Tim spent 7 years as a bonefide troubadour on the streets of Europe,

living in Paris, London, Prague, Dublin, before returning to the States to

record 5 acclaimed albums for NEW WEST RECORDS-the first one “The Truth

About Us,” having three fourths of WILCO as his backing band. His songs

tell the stories of his life and traveling, and the stories of those he has

met along the way. They have also earned him support slot tour invitations

from Lucinda Williams (who also sings on one of his albums), John Hiatt,

Steve Earle, and others. He recently reached the 100 Published Songs

milestone and celebrated that by posting 100 performance videos on 100

consecutive days. Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as “having a

novelist’s sense of humanity ” and with his battered black Gibson and

harmonica around his neck his live shows will start by drawing out your

inner ‘Woody Guthrie ’ and by the end of the show have moving as if you are

at an Elmore James show.

Matthew Colin brings with him the values of histories great ramblers, ‘a

song and a friend for every mile behind’. It’ll only take listening to one

or two lines and you will find he is a man of considered craft, his values

nested in a time of country folk music where all that mattered was the song

itself.

NOVEMBER

Sunday 19th

GLENN CARDIER w/CHRISTIAN MARSH

GLENN CARDIER w/CHRISTIAN MARSH at The Junk Bar

‘Without any doubt the most articulate and creatively insightful singer-songwriter in contemporary Australian music!

‘Touring with Spike Milligan and opening for the likes of Harry Chapin, Frank Zappa, Sherbetand Cheech & Chong is not the CV of your average musician, but then Glenn Cardier is not your average troubadour.’ (Rhythms)

Christian Marsh

Seeing Christian perform his material will open your mind to the versatility of the harmonica. It is an amazing experience to hear this supposedly simple instrument produce the sort of complex music that would normally be expected from a skilfully wielded saxophone or trumpet.

Saturday 25th

CHRIS JAGGER & CHRISTIAN MARSH

CHRIS JAGGER & CHRISTIAN MARSH at The Junk Bar

Chris Jagger obviously comes from rock royalty. Watching his old brother Mick ascend with his band The Rolling Stones, Chris was soon turned onto music as well.

He and Charlie Hart first met when Charlie was playing with psychedelic band 117 in Cambridge in the 1960’s and have remained friends ever since.

Together they have written many songs for a series of albums the pick of which will be released on BMG, available now as a download and as a physical release Sept. 1st 2017.

The pair offer a great show, combining Charlie’s mastery of various instruments, including piano, accordion and fiddle, playing both their own tunes and some covers from Clifton Chenier to Professor Longhair as well as Cajun fiddle tunes.

They have toured across Europe, the USA and Australia over the years and are still going strong. Chris has written and recorded over 100 tunes from his first LP on Asylum records in the 1970’s. Charlie has worked with Ronnie Lane, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and Roger Daltrey amongst others.

http://www.charliehart.com

http://www.chrisjaggeronline.com

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