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 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.

 

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.

 

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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!

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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

 

 

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Upcoming Shows at the Skukum Lounge

2017

AUGUST 2017

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/MONIQUE CLARE

HANNAH CAMERON SINGLE LAUNCH w/MONIQUE CLARE 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.

Wednesday 30th

BOOM VACUUM NO 1.

BOOM VACUUM NO 1. at The Junk Bar

Wednesday 30.08.17

the Junk Bar presents..

‘BOOM VACUUM’

A new series of nights exploring the visionary sounds and warm sonic adventures of Brisbane’s aural undergrowth.

#1 features playing by..

Ross Manning
Leighton Craig
Marisa Allen + Tony Irving
pterodactyls (cadell/carchesio/griswold/monticone)

Please find some musical previews here..

Sound


https://leightoncraig.bandcamp.com/
https://tonyirvingmarisaallen.bandcamp.com/releases

Tix $5.00 on the door.

Thursday 31st

STARVING, HYSTERICAL AND NAKED ( JOHN WILLSTEED, ROGER NORRIS ) w/CLEM LUKEY

STARVING, HYSTERICAL AND NAKED ( JOHN WILLSTEED, ROGER NORRIS ) w/CLEM LUKEY at The Junk Bar

Roger Norris, John Willsteed and Clem Lukey were all members of hip80s Sydney slickers Plug Uglies.
This performance will be a version of The Drunk, The Monk and The Spunk,the Annandale Hotel’s acoustic band of choice in the early 90s. Ballads from the wintery dark. Songs by Scott Walker, Jimmy Webb, some Leonard
Cohen and Gene Pitney. Roger is here from New York for a scant few days, and we haven’t played in public for decades. Come one, come all.

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.

Saturday 9th

THE TALL GRASS - WEATHERVANE SINGLE LAUNCH

THE TALL GRASS - WEATHERVANE SINGLE LAUNCH at The Junk Bar

The Tall Grass are excited to be returning to The Junk Bar to launch their latest single Weathervane and its accompanying film clip from their acclaimed album Down the Unmarked Road.

The Tall Grass is a collaboration between Sydney based singer/songwriters Peter Fenton (Crow) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke).

Both members rack up a very impressive and long history in the Australian independent music scene.

Peter Fenton is the charismatic frontman for Sydney legends Crow – a band with a formidable underground reputation and a catalogue of four outstanding albums. Fenton has also released a solo album, In The Lovers Arms, and worked regularly as an actor both in stage and in film.

Jamie Hutchings was the frontman for the equally iconic Bluebottle Kiss. The group released six albums and cemented themselves as one of Sydney’s great cult acts. He has released a number of solo albums, worked as a producer and currently fronts experimental rock group Infinity Broke.

The duo are a potent and beguiling proposition, taking traditional songwriting forms and twisting them into one -off shapes that both spook and move the listener.

Their debut album, Down The Unmarked Road, saw the duo leave their regular Sydney environs to instead take up temporary residence in Melbourne producer and engineer Richard Andrew’s (Underground Lovers, Registered Nurse etc) Pharmacy studios. Many of the songs are co-sung, often into a single microphone with much of the random accompanying instrumentation also being provided by the pair. Special guests on the album also include Jesse Locke, Laura-Jean, Richard Andrew and Jerry Craib.

 

Legendary co-frontman of The Go Betweens and esteemed soloist and writer Robert Forster had this to say about it:

“Ten good songs. Serious intent. Some self-deprecation and wisdom … This album feels like an arrival, even as the songs are of goodbyes, danger, in and out of love, and difficulty. And Sydney’s here too: sticky, overwhelming and oh so beautiful. Like a canvas backdrop in a tent show, before which, much of the action plays out.”

Don’t miss this very special collaboration as they launch their new single Weathervane in duo mode at The Junk Bar Sat Sept 9th.

 

http://www.thetallgrass.bandcamp.com

 

http://www.facebook.com/TheTallGrassMusic

Sunday 10th

ARIEL KALMA w/PRIMITIVE MOTION

ARIEL KALMA w/PRIMITIVE MOTION at The Junk Bar

Time/space-shifting master Ariel Kalma teams up with Primitive Motion for a special evening of collaborative and solo explorations in the intimate surrounds of the Junk Bar’s Skukum Lounge.

Ariel Kalma has been exploring the outer fringes of time-dissolving sacred music since the early 1970s, when he developed his signature sound universe of “electronic ragas”. To this day his work has a timeless transcendence, floating saxophone notes, flute melodies, spoken word, field recordings and keyboard patterns into clouds of looped harmonic puff.

After developing his own primitive delay system of linked Revox reel to reel tape machines in the early 70s, Ariel worked as a technician at the famous INA-GRM studio in Paris, and commenced self-releasing records of minimalist beauty. Influenced by his early travels to India, he has pursued his sound world trajectory for over 40 years, actively releasing meditational and exploratory works from his home base in northern New South Wales.

In 2014, US label RVNG Int’l released a stunning survey of Ariel’s early recordings An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings:1972-1979) that places his work in a legacy of sound explorers that includes minimal master Terry Riley et al.

For his first ever performance in Brisbane, Ariel teams up with local dream-float duo Primitive Motion, who over the course of four albums in recent years have created their own world of blissful echo-drenched pop music and deep space hymns. PM’s previous sold-out shows at the Junk Bar have proven special occasions, and this event promises to deliver more of the same!

 

Saturday 16th

THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS w/NEON SIGNS

THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS w/NEON SIGNS at The Junk Bar

Emerging from their winter chrysalis, The Double Happiness are back to showcase their spooky surf indie western pop tunes for you. Having spent some time recording in between confused discussions about Twin Peaks plot lines (has anyone seen Billy?) and mining op shops for 50’s polka dot dresses, they are bursting with new songs about the city, the country and the surf! Take a dive with Kristin, Pete, Simon and Meg into the reverb drenched sounds of The Double Happiness.

Neon Signs are a pop group who like the guitar bands of the 60’s and 80’s and songs with hand claps and tambourines. They are very popular with librarians and lonely writers of fiction. Guitars, double bass, drums and female vocals. Described as one of the best bands to ever come out of Milton, the Neon Signs write hits.

Friday 22nd

STEPHEN CUMMINGS w/SHANE O'MARA- 7pm show

STEPHEN CUMMINGS w/SHANE O'MARA- 7pm show at The Junk Bar

You never know! Stephen Cummings may play one song from every one of whose

twenty albums he has made. Cummings steers the act through an energetic

interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn

ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building

pop Stephen & Shane believe The Junk Bar is a beautiful venue which is why

Stephen & Shane visit every September. People are either obsessed with

Stephen Cummings or they know nothing about him. If you know him, you love

him. Cummings performs with considerable love and joie de vivre. This is

where it all started for CUMMINGS and still takes up a significant space in

his head along with his glorious grin and magnificent bone structure. Shane

O’Mara will be strutting about the small stage with his Gibson guitar like

a warrior-swapping conspirator looks. Spontaneous and emotionally driven,

Cummings ensures that no two performances are ever the same.

Sunday 24th

KELLIE LLOYD w/ASHA JEFFERIES

KELLIE LLOYD w/ASHA JEFFERIES at The Junk Bar

Kellie Lloyd plays a rare solo show to showcase songs from her recently released 6 track EP Fragile States. This solo and intimate show will be supported by the brilliant young upcomer Asha Jeffries. Kellie played bass for Asher’s recording of her new single “Coburg” and Asha features in Kellie’s music video “Nothing Remains”. Kellie and Asher will play solo sets.

Kellie Lloyd – the bass-playing heartbeat of Brisbane’s beloved indie rock institution Screamfeeder for over 25 years – steps into the spotlight this August with a translucent six-track solo EP, appropriately titled Fragile States.

It is the first new solo material from Lloyd since her acclaimed second album Magnetic North, released in 2012, and collects material drawn from several different recording sessions between 2013–2015.

Lloyd describes Fragile States as “basically a collection of things recorded over the last couple of years that were never really going to be anything, until they came together.

“They were just random recording sessions. They all had a purpose, but there was never a thread. The piano songs were recorded as part of a university project at Gasworks; Darek Mudge produced them. They were a prelude to recordings I did with another band, A Savage God, with Alex Gillies, Geordie Stafford and Cam Smith.”

The results are a warm and beautiful collection of songs, by turns eerie, meditative and moody, which fans of Screamfeeder and Big Star’s 3rd alike should love.

Fragile States will be released worldwide digitally on 1 August and is available on CD distributed on Poison City,

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.

Sunday 8th

CINDER & PINE present JED ROWE ALBUM LAUNCH w/JEN MIZE

CINDER & PINE present JED ROWE ALBUM LAUNCH w/JEN MIZE at The Junk Bar

One of Australia’s finest contemporary songwriters, Jed Rowe, will perform at The Junk Bar on October 8th as part of a national tour to launch his 4th album ‘A Foreign Country.’ Rowe will be ably supported by QLD via the USA singer-songwriter Jen Mize for ‘Cinder and Pine’,  a night showcasing alt country artists of the highest calibre, handpicked by the Junk Bar.

Jed Rowe is an acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne. His music walks the line between folk, blues and country, and his 4th album A Foreign Country is a richly told collection of stories of Australian life. The songs were finished in a rented apartment above the street in Northern Germany while Rowe was on tour in late 2016, and recorded in Melbourne by multiple ARIA award winner Jeff Lang. Rowe’s sublime slide guitar playing and emotive vocal delivery have earned him a reputation as a standout live performer, and he has toured extensively in Australia and Europe. Rolling Stone described his music as “Heartland alt-country shot through with nostalgia.”

Coming off the back of her stellar debut album (‘Fear, Pride & a few Stubborn Angels’), which charted in the US on the “Americana Top 100” in 2014, Jen Mize has been busy touring and earning the accolades that come with the hard work of being an Alt Country troubadour and letting authentic songs stand on their own two feet. In 2016 Jen brought 26 songs down to the central coast of New South Wales to record the 12 track album ‘Warnings & Wisdom’ with Aria, APRA & Golden Guitar winning producer & songwriter Shane Nicholson. John Walker of Music City Roots wrote ‘Jen Mize is more than a great singer-songwriter… she’s a true artist. From the first time I heard her sing, she gripped my heart with raw honesty and deep soul.’

 

Sunday 22nd

NITE JEWEL (US)

NITE JEWEL (US) at The Junk Bar

Los Angeles electro-R&B luminary Ramona Gonzalez — aka Nite Jewel — returns to Australia as a duo, hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed new album Real High. Nite Jewel has been prolific as ever, also sharing a B-sides collection Real Low, last year’s album Liquid Cool, a limited edition 12” for Italians Do It Better, and two collaborative EPs (one with Bay Area rapper/producer Droop-E as AMTHST). Nite Jewel has also had memorable collaborations with Dam-Funk, Omar-S, Julia Holter, Sean Nicholas Savage, Samantha Urbani, Zoë Kravitz and many others — transforming foggy, fading memories into crystal clear lucid dreams. Her latest collab with Dam-Funk (as Nite Funk) was named Best New Music on Pitchfork. With Real High, Ramona Gonzalez updates her feminine inner dialogue to reflect the increasing challenges of hyper-modern society, in particular with respect to selfhood. Recorded over the course of four years in Los Angeles with the help of Grammy-winning producer Cole M.G.N. (Ariel Pink, Beck, The Samps), these songs of transformational love and relentless nostalgia range from expansive, futuristic balladry (“Real High,” “Part Of Me”) to gauzy dance-floor hits (“2 Good 2 Be True,” “The Answer”); the most focused and bold Nite Jewel effort yet. The timeless production, unique voice, and pristine song-craft of Real High create an irresistible combination that is only better on the live stage.

DOORS- 7PM.

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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