The Junk Bar.

Out in Ashgrove is one of Brisbane’s first and finest hole-in-the-wall bars, The Junk Bar.

Don’t let the name confuse you – there’s nothing garbage about Junk!

Settle in to the cloud-like comfort of Junk’s vintage couches with a drink, and listen to our hand-picked vinyl soundtrack. We’re famous for our delicious cocktails and our completely unique and eclectic vibe.

Feeling peckish? We have options: from Cheese Platters and Asian nibbles, to Thai curries and stir fries – you won’t go hungry. We’re so accommodating that you can also BYO your own food from the Fish & Chip shop next door, or grab yourself a pizza from across the road.

…or why not UBER EATS and get whatever you desire delivered straight to your very own couch?

If you happen to head along on a night that The Skukum Lounge opens you’ll be able to catch intimate live performances from our curated music line-up.

Different from anywhere you’ve been before, The Junk Bar is so much more than a bar.

SKUKUM LOUNGE SHOWS- In the last three 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.

JUNK BAR PARTIES & FUNCTIONS.

The Skukum Lounge is the perfect venue for your xmas party or next celebration.

It holds 20-50 people- see the FUNCTIONS page for more info.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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 have a beautiful secret bar inside Junk called The Skukum Lounge which is perfect for parties and functions.  

The Skukum Lounge fits 45-50 people with sitting and standing/dancing space.
It is completely private and soundproofed from the main room and has its own self-contained bar and vinyl sound system. Your own private cocktail waitress will keep the records spinning and the drinks flowing so you can relax and enjoy yourself with your friends and loved ones. 

There is no venue hire fee but we just ask that there is an average minimum spend of $30 per head on the bar and a minimum booking of 20 people.
You can also put down a tab for however much you want OR everyone can buy their own drinks.

If you know your friends are going to have a couple of drinks each this is never a problem :} 

We can also help you customise your drinks tab- we can do a basics tab and send you costings on how much a white, red, champagne, premium beer and basics tab is or if you wanted to have cocktails included and keep it open we can do that too?
Cocktails on arrival and then basics after that?
Whatever you need we can make it happen.

The function space does not include the use of the stage or the PA for live music.
If you would like to have live music you will need to chat to Mia about it and there will be a charge for a sound engineer.
Normally the music for your party is provided via our awesome collection of vinyl that is indicative of the bar. We are happy to take record requests in advance if there is a genre you love (70’s/soul/rockabilly etc.)
You can also create your own playlist and play it off a device- just let us know in advance.

The space is quirky and unique with a vibe that’ll ensure you are in for a great night. There’s nothing quite like it in Brisbane. We welcome you to our world of escapism, warm attitudes and fabulous drinks.

For more information just go to the contacts page and email Mia. She will be happy to help with any questions you have.
Or call the bar direct on 07 31682993.

“Hi Mia,
Jae and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your amazing crew for letting us have a spectacular party on Sunday.
The Skukum lounge is awesome and are only outshone by how fantastic you and your staff are.”
Anna- 2018.

“Hi Mia, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our evening so fabulous! You were all so attentive and the food and drinks were all perfect. Thank you for cutting up the cake too.Thank you again for making it so easy to organise and for being so flexible with options. You really have created such a cool venue and I felt so grateful to be able to gather some of my closest friends together at The Junk Bar!
Please thank all the other wonderful staff that helped to make our night special.
Kind regards
Susan ” 2017

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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

Thursday 22nd February

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SESSIONS- TYLEA w/ADELE PICKVANCE

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February is a month that will see locals of the popular small Ashgrove bar and venue come together for a series of gigs celebrating neighbourhood community spirit.

Every Thursday in February will feature a local artist with their choice of support. Kellie Lloyd of Brisbane band Screamfeeder explains the sessions “We thought it was a nice way to connect our community in the area, there are quite of few musicians who live close by on the west side and I thought instead of doing just a one off gig with all of us, we could create a special series of gigs, like a month long festival of Thursday nights. The Junk Bar is such a wonderful place to see someone play and it’s the place brings us together and the sound the Jamie gets in there is nothing if not magical”.

Feb 1 – Tim Steward playing with Skye Staniford

Feb 8 – Kellie Lloyd playing with Luke Peacock

Feb 15 – Ben Ely playing with Seja

Feb 22 – Tylea playing with Adele Pickvance

Season Pass tickets are available via Oztix, as well as individual tickets on the night.

Friday 23rd February

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH JORDAN WEARN

You are cordially invited to come and sit or lay or sway with me at the fantastic Junk Bar on the 23rd of February, for a intimate evening of songs performed stripped back and solo from debut release ‘THESE ARE PRIVATE WORDS ADDRESSED TO YOU IN PUBLIC’ coming April 2018.

THERE ARE ONLY 50 TICKETS AVAILABLE. This is a close up and personal show.
$20

Tickets are on pre-sale through myself, or on the door on the night.
You can pre-book via direct message / email
jordanwearn@hotmail.com

– Support act TBA –

Saturday 24th February

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE- 7pm doors. SOLD OUT

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Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Once again returning to light up the tiny stage with the big reputation in
The Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.
Don’t miss out on these amazing shows- they will sell out.

Moodists – Coral Snakes – mistLY.

Playing songs from their three decade – thirty album career.

LETS GET TIGHT – 2017 CD.

WORKSHY – Dave Graney 2017 memoir

Saturday 24th February

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE- SAT MATINEE SHOW 4.30 PM SOLD OUT

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Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Once again returning to light up the tiny stage with the big reputation in
The Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.
Don’t miss out on these amazing shows- they will sell out.

Moodists – Coral Snakes – mistLY.

Playing songs from their three decade – thirty album career.

LETS GET TIGHT – 2017 CD.

WORKSHY – Dave Graney 2017 memoir

Sunday 25th February

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE – 4PM SHOW. SOLD OUT

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Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Once again returning to light up the tiny stage with the big reputation in
The Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.
Don’t miss out on these amazing shows- they will sell out.

Moodists – Coral Snakes – mistLY.

Playing songs from their three decade – thirty album career.

LETS GET TIGHT – 2017 CD.

WORKSHY – Dave Graney 2017 memoir

Sunday 25th February

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE- 7PM DOORS.

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AS ABOVE

Wednesday 28th February

BOOM VACUUM

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‘A series of new-music nights that explore the visionary sounds and warm sonic adventurings of Brisbane’s aural undergrowth.. Unexpect the expected.’

5 cash monies @ the door.
vinyl selections played between acts.

Thursday 1st March

SUZIE STAPLETON w/ SUICIDE COUNTRY HOUR & BRONWEN GRAY

Australian alternative artist Suzie Stapleton is heading back to Australia in 2018 for a long awaited homecoming tour. This is Stapleton’s first time back to Oz since relocating to London in 2015. Over the past three years she has been captivating audiences with her electric live performances, midnight vocal, and guitar-driven noir soundscapes whilst touring the UK and Europe with artists such as Mark Lanegan, Mick Harvey, and Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind. In 2017 she appeared as guest vocalist on Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove’s unlikely covers album “Under The Covers” – a continuation of Stapleton’s collaborations with Cypress Grove on The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project. Stapleton is performing solo on this tour which coincides with the release of her new single “Negative Prophet”. Support acts will be announced shortly via www.suziestapleton.com.

Sunday 4th March

THE SOCIAL SAXOPHONE QUARTET. 3.30 pm sharp.

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FREE ENTRY-

The Social Saxophone Quartet is a casual Sunday arvo hang for some of Brisbane’s top saxophone players. A chance for them to present some brand new music to the world, and consume some relaxing beverages. These performances will give listeners an insight into the psyche of the saxophonist, a rare close encounter with these mythical beasts.

The band is convened by Andrew Garton and made up of some of the best saxophone players in Australia, having played with local and national artists including Mojo Juju, Mike Nock, Milton Man Gogh, Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra, James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Miguel, The Resin Dogs, Bankrupt Billionaires, Bullhorn, Silver Circus, The Holy Rollercoasters, Barksdale Brass Band, The West End Composers Collective, Steve Newcomb, Kristin Berardi, Mal Wood’s Bowery Hot 5 and The Rooftops and regularly featured at festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, Womad, Caloundra Music Festival, Bluesfest and many more.

Friday 9th March

DAN PARSONS SOLO TOUR

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With an eagerly anticipated new album due for release in mid 2018, Dan Parsons hits the road in March for a solo tour of the east coast.

As a songwriter, Parsons explores the triumphs and anxieties of the human experience, conjuring up the sun-hazed days of Laurel Canyon’s classic troubadours, combined with a cinematic shine of the iPhone generation.

Working as a highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist, he has inhabited the drummer’s seat for Kate Miller-Heidke on her international tours throughout the USA, and currently for Ella Hooper’s solo work, as well as playing lead guitar for Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife who appeared at AmericanaFest in Nashville, USA. With his own music, Parsons has toured extensively across Australia and has appeared at Musexpo in Los Angeles, as well as The Great Escape Festival and Liverpool Sound City in the UK.

With his latest single ‘Here Goes Nothin’ spending time at #1 on the AMRAP Regional Charts and described as “a modern slice of old-school country funk…” (Henry Wagons, Double J), Parsons is ready to road test this new batch of songs that take the listener riding through canyons, across silver oceans and launching into the interstellar.

Sunday 11th March

THE SOCIAL SAXOPHONE QUARTET 3.30 SHARP.

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FREE ENTRY

The Social Saxophone Quartet is a casual Sunday arvo hang for some of Brisbane’s top saxophone players. A chance for them to present some brand new music to the world, and consume some relaxing beverages. These performances will give listeners an insight into the psyche of the saxophonist, a rare close encounter with these mythical beasts.

The band is convened by Andrew Garton and made up of some of the best saxophone players in Australia, having played with local and national artists including Mojo Juju, Mike Nock, Milton Man Gogh, Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra, James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Miguel, The Resin Dogs, Bankrupt Billionaires, Bullhorn, Silver Circus, The Holy Rollercoasters, Barksdale Brass Band, The West End Composers Collective, Steve Newcomb, Kristin Berardi, Mal Wood’s Bowery Hot 5 and The Rooftops and regularly featured at festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, Womad, Caloundra Music Festival, Bluesfest and many more.

Sunday 11th March

TWO TRICK PONY CLUB & LEE GRIFFIN

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Welcome to the very first Two Trick Pony Club, where Shelle and Schaaky invite our favourite people and complete strangers – let ye be strange no more – to share their musical musings in an intimate setting. This outing we’re delighted to have Lee Griffin share his songwriting with us, live at the Junk Bar. Come join us for an amazing night of twisted tales fashioned into the the guise of original music; you never know what might happen.

doors- 7pm sharp.

Thursday 15th March

JENS LEKMAN – EARLY SHOW- SOLD OUT

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Jet Black Cat and Penny Drop Music are very proud to present the amazing Jens Lekman  in the most intimate room in town – The Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Jens up close and very personal.
Likened to Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), David Byrne, and Scott Walker, with songs that are often witty, dreamy and melancholic- this is one show of 2018 you cannot afford to miss.

Thursday 15th March

JENS LEKMAN- LATE SHOW- SOLD OUT.

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Jet Black Cat and Penny Drop Music are very proud to present the amazing Jens Lekman  in the most intimate room in town – The Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Jens up close and very personal.
Likened to Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), David Byrne, and Scott Walker, with songs that are often witty, dreamy and melancholic- this is one show of 2018 you cannot afford to miss.

Friday 16th March

CHARLES JENKINS

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Charles Jenkins is a Melbourne based artist whose recordings and live performances have gained him high praise throughout an extensive career as a songwriter/musician, producer, performer and songwriting teacher over the last 30 years.

He has released 15 albums, toured Europe and the USA several times and been nominated for two ARIA awards. In 2014 he won the AGE/Music Victoria award for best folk/roots album and his latest album The Last Polaroid has gathered critical acclaim around the globe.

“He’s too good a writer not to be in your life.”
Sydney Morning Herald

“Charles Jenkins is playing you don’t need to know anything else”
Rhythms Magazine (Queenscliff Music Festival)

Jenkins delivers the kind of set that astonishes in its depth, variety and good humour (and) reinforces Jenkins’ position as the songwriter’s songwriter’
Time Off Magazine

Don’t miss the chance to see one of Australia’s finest writers.

Sunday 18th March

MICHAEL HURLEY- MATINEE SHOW- DOORS 4.30

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Mistletone and Flippin Yeah present one of America’s last true outsider folk troubadours, Michael Hurley, returning to The Junk Bar for an unforgettably intimate show.

Michael Hurley’s music sounds old, like it has always existed, and simultaneously singular, like something you’ve never heard anyone else play quite like that before. This timeless quality ensures that Hurley’s audience constantly renews itself. From the the beatniks in the NYC Village where he started in the early 60s, to the hippies in Vermont, to the Americana fans, indie rockers and freak folkers from the last two decades, and those who have covered and championed his songs — from Cat Power to Calexico — Michael’s music never fails to find fresh new ears. Pressed for a description, Hurley has called it “jazz-hyped blues and country and western music”.

Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own. This love for music, true and unvarnished, supplied him with a finely tuned musical compass he has not wavered from for 50 years and counting.

Hurley’s early records were released on Folkways, Warner Brothers/Raccoon and Rounder, while in recent years stalwart independent labels like Gnomonsong, Mississippi and Tompkins Square have been carrying the torch. A new album on the Mississippi label is due this spring. Besides being a truly unique musician, Hurley is also a cartoonist and watercolor artist of note — the instantly recognizable results of which grace his album covers.

WHAT SOME FOLKS HAVE SAID ABOUT MICHAEL HURLEY:

“Undoubtedly one of American’s greatest folk singers, Hurley has little in common with the majority of today’s folk performers. While they seem bent on demonstrating that all people are alike, such a suffocating presumption has no place in this man’s work. Michael Hurley is nothing like his potential audience. What better reason to hear what he has to say?”
– Chuck Cuminale

“…I don’t know what else to say about what he writes and sings, other than that it is gosh-darned great. What kind of music is it? Hell, what kind of weeds does God grow? Let’s just shut up and listen and go to where Michael Hurley is. After all, we can always turn around and come back. He can’t.”
– Nick Tosches

“Michael Hurley is the last unreconstructed folkie-shaman in America. His songs are primordial tales of the hunt for good cheer and satisfying sex, etched like cave paintings on city walls and farmland silos. Like many characters in his songs, his voice seems to have been run over by the dump truck of life, but it marries human mystery to forthright music like no other.”
– Milo Miles

“Whether weaving a yarn about a mysterious hog or comparing the human heart to a mechanic’s toolbox, Mr. Hurley create(s) elaborate vistas in a musical version of outsider art”
– Ann Powers / New York Times

“Hurley remains one of the elusive masters of American folk”
– Chris Morris / Billboard

“Trusting in his own peculiarities, Hurley makes the world spin just a little bit slower, and a little bit bumpier. Somehow it feels much more natural that way.”
– Jim Macnie

“Somehow, thinking of Hurley, I find myself thinking also of Samuel Beckett. Now I don’t see Hurley having much truck with the modernist strain of 20th Century art, and, as a high school dropout, he would probably be nauseated by the gasbag spewings of the ivory tower intellectual. A true and deliberate neo-primitive, his inspiration springs from nature, the rural blues and the lure of remote hills and woodlands, landscapes that loom in the backgrounds of his comics like vast parabolic gumdrops.”
– Vernon Tonges

Sunday 18th March

MICHAEL HURLEY- EVENING SHOW- DOORS 7PM

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Mistletone and Flippin Yeah present one of America’s last true outsider folk troubadours, Michael Hurley, returning to The Junk Bar for an unforgettably intimate show.

Michael Hurley’s music sounds old, like it has always existed, and simultaneously singular, like something you’ve never heard anyone else play quite like that before. This timeless quality ensures that Hurley’s audience constantly renews itself. From the the beatniks in the NYC Village where he started in the early 60s, to the hippies in Vermont, to the Americana fans, indie rockers and freak folkers from the last two decades, and those who have covered and championed his songs — from Cat Power to Calexico — Michael’s music never fails to find fresh new ears. Pressed for a description, Hurley has called it “jazz-hyped blues and country and western music”.

Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own. This love for music, true and unvarnished, supplied him with a finely tuned musical compass he has not wavered from for 50 years and counting.

Hurley’s early records were released on Folkways, Warner Brothers/Raccoon and Rounder, while in recent years stalwart independent labels like Gnomonsong, Mississippi and Tompkins Square have been carrying the torch. A new album on the Mississippi label is due this spring. Besides being a truly unique musician, Hurley is also a cartoonist and watercolor artist of note — the instantly recognizable results of which grace his album covers.

WHAT SOME FOLKS HAVE SAID ABOUT MICHAEL HURLEY:

“Undoubtedly one of American’s greatest folk singers, Hurley has little in common with the majority of today’s folk performers. While they seem bent on demonstrating that all people are alike, such a suffocating presumption has no place in this man’s work. Michael Hurley is nothing like his potential audience. What better reason to hear what he has to say?”
– Chuck Cuminale

“…I don’t know what else to say about what he writes and sings, other than that it is gosh-darned great. What kind of music is it? Hell, what kind of weeds does God grow? Let’s just shut up and listen and go to where Michael Hurley is. After all, we can always turn around and come back. He can’t.”
– Nick Tosches

“Michael Hurley is the last unreconstructed folkie-shaman in America. His songs are primordial tales of the hunt for good cheer and satisfying sex, etched like cave paintings on city walls and farmland silos. Like many characters in his songs, his voice seems to have been run over by the dump truck of life, but it marries human mystery to forthright music like no other.”
– Milo Miles

“Whether weaving a yarn about a mysterious hog or comparing the human heart to a mechanic’s toolbox, Mr. Hurley create(s) elaborate vistas in a musical version of outsider art”
– Ann Powers / New York Times

“Hurley remains one of the elusive masters of American folk”
– Chris Morris / Billboard

“Trusting in his own peculiarities, Hurley makes the world spin just a little bit slower, and a little bit bumpier. Somehow it feels much more natural that way.”
– Jim Macnie

“Somehow, thinking of Hurley, I find myself thinking also of Samuel Beckett. Now I don’t see Hurley having much truck with the modernist strain of 20th Century art, and, as a high school dropout, he would probably be nauseated by the gasbag spewings of the ivory tower intellectual. A true and deliberate neo-primitive, his inspiration springs from nature, the rural blues and the lure of remote hills and woodlands, landscapes that loom in the backgrounds of his comics like vast parabolic gumdrops.”
– Vernon Tonges

Wednesday 21st March

AMISTAT ALBUM LAUNCH

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Off the back of a sold-out European tour earlier this year and their 2017 single ‘The Coward’ being adored by fans across Australia in late 2017, Amistat, otherwise known as brothers Jan and Josef Prasil, have announced a beautiful new 4 track EP ‘Nostalgia’.

Born and raised in Germany, the Prasil twins made the move to the set up home on the other side of the world in 2012. “We decided to come to Australia as our father is Australian and we had heard amazing things about this beautiful country,” says Josef. “When we arrived we were struggling to find work so we picked up some musical instruments and started busking to survive! Jan really took to the guitar while I sung along. We realised pretty quickly that we had a unique sound and people wanted to listen to us back home and that is how Amistat was formed.”

Amistat will be hitting the road again in March, April and May to celebrate the release of Nostalgia taking the pair on their biggest national tour to date with headline performances from WA to Brisbane along with performances at the renowned National Folk Festival and Fairbridge Festival.

Amistat is Jan (guitar) and Josef Prasil (vocals), joined on the road by Julian Swinnerton (cello) and Ryan Oliver (piano and percussion).

Friday 23rd March

THE LONG JOHNS w/PAT TIERNEY

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A four piece possé, The Long Johns come together to play spooky country with that old timey swing at Junk Bar Ashgrove Friday March 23rd. Featuring a line up of banjos, sousaphone, national guitar and the pots and pans, The Long Johns are Sian Evans, Steve Buchanan, Skritch and Paul Watson preparing a tincture of dark country and barnyard bangers. Like the cure-all tonics of old, The Long Johns are good for what ails you.

Also joining The Long Johns on stage will be Pat Tierney. Australian roots troubadour Pat Tierney’s music nestles somewhere between the inspiring sounds of Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder and Bob Marley. A hint of folk and blues with a splash of reggae roots, intertwined with soulful lap – slide guitar and sweet melodies.

Sunday 25th March

THE SOCIAL SAXOPHONE QUARTET 3.30 PM

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FREE ENTRY-

The Social Saxophone Quartet is a casual Sunday arvo hang for some of Brisbane’s top saxophone players. A chance for them to present some brand new music to the world, and consume some relaxing beverages. These performances will give listeners an insight into the psyche of the saxophonist, a rare close encounter with these mythical beasts.
The band is convened by Andrew Garton and made up of some of the best saxophone players in Australia, having played with local and national artists including Mojo Juju, Mike Nock, Milton Man Gogh, Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra, James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Miguel, The Resin Dogs, Bankrupt Billionaires, Bullhorn, Silver Circus, The Holy Rollercoasters, Barksdale Brass Band, The West End Composers Collective, Steve Newcomb, Kristin Berardi, Mal Wood’s Bowery Hot 5 and The Rooftops and regularly featured at festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, Womad, Caloundra Music Festival, Bluesfest and many more.

Sunday 25th March

SKYSCRAPER STAN

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“Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse is a revelation”

– The Sydney Morning Herald

“Last Year’s Tune is a tremendously rewarding listen”

– NZ Musician Magazine

2017 was a year of movement for “Skyscraper” Stan Woodhouse. After releasing a live solo record in March 2016 he toured the East Coast three times, toured New Zealand with his backing band “the Commission Flats”, appeared in Western Australia and Tasmania and even managed a six date run in Vietnam courtesy of the Australian Embassy in Hanoi.

2018 is shaping up to be much the same, praised for his intricate lyricism, baritone voice and world class stage banter Skyscraper Stan is a seasoned performer and one of the more exciting songwriters working in Australia today.

“A towering and compelling figure with an allure that could rival Nick Cave”

– Something You Said

” In half an hour, Skyscraper Stan stole the evening, his songs complex and engaging”

– 13th Floor

skyscraperstan.com.au

facebook.com/skyscraperstan

Wednesday 28th March

BOOM VACUUM

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‘A series of new-music nights that explore the visionary sounds and warm sonic adventurings of Brisbane’s aural undergrowth.. Unexpect the expected.’

LAST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

5 cash monies @ the door.
vinyl selections played between acts.

Wednesday 4th April

STEVE POLTZ (US)

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Steve Poltz returns to Australia for his, what must be 25th Australian tour.

As good as his albums are, Steve Poltz positively owns a crowd when he’s on stage. His shows are the stuff of legend. He can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song. He is a master of improvisational songwriting and works without a set list to be free to react instantly to the mood of a room.

As much as we try, it’s difficult to accurately describe the feeling in a
room Steve Poltz is playing in so don’t miss out on your chance to be part
of the experience.

http://poltz.com/

https://www.facebook.com/stevepoltz/

https://twitter.com/stevepoltz

https://www.instagram.com/stevepoltz

https://www.youtube.com/user/polioboy23

Thursday 5th April

STEVE POLTZ (US)

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As above

Friday 13th April

RON S. PENO & CAM BUTLER. ( early show 7pm doors )

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Ron S. Peno needs no introduction. As the singer for the legendary Died
Pretty he has a voice which is instantly recognisable and has an emotive
power like no other. Now playing with his band The Superstitions, he has
teamed up with guitarist Cam Butler to present a series of intimate vocal /
guitar duo shows. Playing songs from the three albums by The Superstitions, Ron and Cam present these as bare bones, stripped back versions; semi-improvised, loose but always exciting and full of emotion. Don’t miss Ron and Cam when they play a two rare shows in Brisbane, at The Junk Bar on Friday April 13.

Friday 13th April

RON S.PENO & CAM BUTLER- LATE SHOW ( 9.30 PM doors )

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Ron S. Peno needs no introduction. As the singer for the legendary Died
Pretty he has a voice which is instantly recognisable and has an emotive
power like no other. Now playing with his band The Superstitions, he has
teamed up with guitarist Cam Butler to present a series of intimate vocal /
guitar duo shows. Playing songs from the three albums by The Superstitions, Ron and Cam present these as bare bones, stripped back versions; semi-improvised, loose but always exciting and full of emotion. Don’t miss Ron and Cam when they play a two rare shows in Brisbane, at The Junk Bar on Friday April 13.

Friday 20th April

JAMIE HUTCHINGS “BEDSIT” ALBUM LAUNCH

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Jamie Hutchings returns to the Junk Bar as part of his national tour in support of his fourth solo album, and first in seven years –  Bedsit. Bedsit was self recorded by Hutchings live to a 90’s era 16 track tape machine on the outskirts of Bathurst in early 2016. It features little else but Jamie’s voice and guitar, Reuben Wills’ double bass and occasionally Jamie’s younger sister, renowned painist Sophie Hutchings. The performance will see Jamie draw deep from what is now a deep body of work, from Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke through to his current solo material.

Jamie Hutchings is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and sometime producer. He began his career as the frontman for much loved underground favourites Bluebottle Kiss in the 1990’s through to the noughties. The group released six acclaimed albums and toured many times around Australia as well as North America and the UK where some of their material was also released. Of the band, All Music in the US said “…this is challenging, rugged, dramatic rock with folk tendencies woven intricately into its coarse fabric.” He has released four solo albums, two albums with the percussion heavy quartet Infinity Broke as well as a recent album in collaboration with Peter Fenton called The Tall Grass. A frequent live performer, Hutchings’ music has seen him tour throughout Europe numerous times, North America and even China. His production work has involved artists such as Peabody, The Maladies and Mark Moldre and he has guested and collaborated with artists such as Paul Dempsey and Peter Garrett. His other interests include literature, surfing and wine. He is quite messy and cooks poorly.

“Jamie Hutchings writes songs that are epic, tender and mean” – THE THOUSANDS

“Jamie [Hutchings’] musical journey is one the most interesting, passionate and singular musical odysseys in Australian music.” – John O’Donnell (Author of 100 Best Australian Albums)

“There is no song which doesn’t leave you moved, slightly shifted in your own bubble in a way that can’t be quickly remedied. That’s a sign of a very fine songwriter, one of our best.” – Bernard Zuel, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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