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

In 2015 we were announced as Best Place To Have A Cocktail Runner Up in the Courier Mail’s Weekend Edition Eat Drink Awards!

SKUKUM LOUNGE SHOWS- See upcoming shows page- we have some crackers playing soon that you must not miss!!   STEPHEN CUMMINGS (THE SPORTS) TAASHA COATES (THE AUDREYS) KIM SALMON AND BAND, SISSYBONES,  plus many more.

THE SKUKUM LOUNGE.

The perfect room for having a party on the weekends with a larger group- or coming to see quality live music acts curated by Jamie Trevaskis- the man behind the beloved Troubadour music venue. Featuring intimate shows from legends such as Robert Forster, Hugo Race, Stephen Cummings, Rob Snarski, Nick Barker, Dave Graney, Mick Thomas, Kim Salmon plus a host of  other quality touring national and international artists- see the WHAT’S ON page for show information.

http://theweekendedition.com.au/food-drink/the-skukum-lounge-ashgrove/
PLEASE NOTE- We are a strictly over 18 venue. No exceptions. All shows are 18 plus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Junk Bar.

Opening Hours

PLEASE NOTE NEW OPENING HOURS

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

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

We are closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

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Bookings/Functions/Eats

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

JUNK PARTIES AND FUNCTIONS-

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

Cheers- Candice xx” May 2015

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

 

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

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

Your own couches, dim lamps, deer heads, amazing vinyl spinning all night long-

Just email Mia if you are interested in perusing the Function food menu.

HAVE YOU MADE DINNER PLANS? NO NEED! WE HAVE IT SORTED!

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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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

AUGUST 2016

Friday 19th

JEN MIZE Single Launch w/ Dana Gerhman and Matthew Collin (Melb)

JEN MIZE Single Launch w/ Dana Gerhman and Matthew Collin (Melb) at The Junk Bar

Jen Mize is more that 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.” -John Walker, Music City Roots

Jen Mize is bringing her Americana songs to the Junk Bar for the single release of ‘Deepwater’ Friday, August 19th.

Coming off the back of her stellar debut album (‘Fear, Pride & a few Stubborn Angels’), produced by Brisbane’s Garry Smith and featuring some of the best local musicians, Jen 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 April, Jen brought 26 songs down to the central coast of New South Wales to record a 12 track album with Aria, APRA & Golden Guitar winning producer Shane Nicholson. ‘It was like being in the lair of a musical mad-scientist…’ said Mize ‘we had in-depth pre-production discussions (which were really fun, as we have a lot of the same taste in music), but once we had our direction I just stepped out of the way and let the man make his magic.’

Jen is openly pretty pleased with the results. ‘There is a ‘no fear’ attitude on the record. A kind of shout-it-from-a-mountain-top epic-ness about it… One that, I think, fits both where I am in my life, and the songs themselves.’ ‘Deepwater’ will be the first single off the highly anticipated forthcoming release of ‘Warnings & Wisdom’, due out in mid September.

She will be joined by the incredible Danny Widdicombe and Matthew Collins, all the way from Melbourne who will honestly blow you away.

Wednesday 24th

TARNISHED TIARAS- STAND UP COMEDY EVENT

TARNISHED TIARAS- STAND UP COMEDY EVENT at The Junk Bar

Come to The Junk Bar to have a cocktail and giggle at the show Tarnished Tiaras presented by the Bris Funny Fest (facebook.com/brisfunnyfest)

Well known Michael Connell is at the helm MCing this night of Ladies who Make you Laugh. The female comedians will take you on a comedic fairytale adventure. It's a dazzling diorama of dating; with sparkling spiels of sexuality; and tales of tarnished tiaras. Stand up and improvised comedy will feature.

For anyone who enjoys their comedy with spice and a feminine perspective. 18+

Featuring: Simone Eclair, Emily McCool, Kath Marvelley, Jennifer Eversfield and "Number 1" (improvised comedy duo Taylor Edwards and Rosa Sottile).

Thursday 25th

NICK WATSON AND THE BAWDY DICKS AND PETER WILSON GREEN

NICK WATSON AND THE BAWDY DICKS AND PETER WILSON GREEN at The Junk Bar

The rumours are true! Prepare for the most important sexual experience of your life since your own conception. Nick Watson and The Bawdy Dicks are back!
Returning from their Grand Tour of Brisbane's outer suburbs in all the splendour of all their RSLs and lawn bowls clubs, they're ready to tug the throbbing rod of love in a proper bar.
In short, get ready to don the scuba suit and join them as divers in the sunken aquatic city of Pleasure Town.
Joining them will be local misanthrope and misunderstood heartthrob, Peter Wilson Green.
Tickets are strictly limited to 50 and at $5 a pop, you better run screaming to the ticket thing to avoid the virtual disappointment of being experiencing true disappointment in the flesh. Doors 7.30 pm

Saturday 27th

KIM SALMON AND BAND

KIM SALMON AND BAND at The Junk Bar

Originally aspiring to be a nuclear physicist, Kim Salmon was swayed by the sounds of rock’n’roll and became a Scientist. He later became a Beast of Bourbon and then a Surrealist.
He’s been a seminal influence on Garage Rock and countless bands including Nirvana, Mudhoney, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, White Stripes and Spacemen 3. He’s performed at local and international festivals including Futurama, Pukkelpop, Don’t Look Back (with Sonic Youth), All Tomorrows Parties (in Melbourne, UK and New York), Big Day Out, Bluesfest and shared the stage with the likes of U2, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Stooges, Television, The Cramps, The Pop Group, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds and more.

Salmon’s latest release My Script received a 4.5 star review in Rolling Stone and Henry Rollins declared “it might be Kim’s best record. It is so damn good.”
These shows take Kim Salmon at his purest essence.

http://www.kimsalmon.com.au/site/
https://www.facebook.com/KimSalmonOfficial/
https://kimsalmon.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/KimSalmonOfficial

Sunday 28th

DISTANT FINGERS w/ EMOTIONAL HOON

DISTANT FINGERS w/ EMOTIONAL HOON at The Junk Bar

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 Brian Eno, Fourtet, The Field, Jon Hopkins, Thom Yorke, Manuel Gottsching, Boards of Canada and others. Sunday August 28th at the Junk Bar will see the live debut of Distant Fingers and the launch of two Distant Fingers albums: ‘Organised Forgetting’, completed in December 2015 and ‘Disposable Futures’, completed in June 2016.

With Emotional Hoon. Doors 6pm, $5. SHOW 6.30 pm

http://soundcloud.com/distantfingers

SEPTEMBER 2016

Thursday 1st

LIZ STRINGER ALBUM LAUNCH

LIZ STRINGER ALBUM LAUNCH at The Junk Bar

Melbourne’s Liz Stringer is launching her stunning new full-length album, “All The Bridges”, with a full band at The Junk Bar on Thu 1st September

With acclaimed producer/engineer Adam Selzer at the helm (The Decemberists, Jolie Holland, Fleet Foxes, M Ward), All The Bridges was recorded over 8 days in July 2015 at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, Oregon, USA. The result is a vibrant and assured album, playing tribute to the new West Coast and Americana sound while staying true to Stringer’s roots; telling the common story of the simple soul through folk and rock and roll, layered with bold electric guitars and rich background vocals.

Liz has garnered a reputation as being one of Australia’s most respected and critically acclaimed songwriters and performers. A passionate advocate of independent music and extensive regional touring, she has become a favourite among punters across Australia for her generous and engaging stage demeanour and her skill as a storyteller. As Mick Thomas puts it, “Her performance is as intense as it is personable, as profane as it is sacred”.

Website - http://lizstringer.com/
YouTube - "Anyone" Official Clip - https://youtu.be/I28gKuhMBVA
Facebook - http://facebook.com/lizstringermusic
Twitter - https://twitter.com/lizstringerAU

Saturday 3rd

LEANNE TENNANT "RED WINE, LATE NIGHTS" ALBUM LAUNCH

LEANNE TENNANT

Leanne Tennant launches her forthcoming album RED WINE, LATE NIGHTS with a special intimate show at The Junk Bar. The album was recorded and produced by Junk Bar owner Jamie Trevaskis who is also the man behind the sound of Robert Forsters new album "songs to play" (The Go-Betweens). A special night, not to be missed. Strictly limited tickets.

Sunday 4th

SISSYBONES RESIDENCY SUNDAYS

SISSYBONES RESIDENCY SUNDAYS at The Junk Bar

The one and only Sissybones are proud (and excitedly happy) to announce a month of Sunday afternoons at the The Junk Bar.

Siisybones are one of Brisbane’s finest folk/bluegrass bands.Founded by renowned singer/songwriter Paddy Dempsey and featuring guitars,banjo,fiddle,dulcimer,dobro,mandolin,bull fiddle and sassy-singing-sweet harmony ,-they are truly one engaging live performance.

One not to be missed-especially in the intimate surrounds of the Skukum Lounge.

So come and see,

the “ferry-folking,

thought- provoking,

finger-picking,

sweet-singing sass’—that is

SISSYBONES@SKUKUM/SEPTEMBER/SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

THE JUNK BAR'S FIRST RESIDENCY.

Wednesday 7th

EMMA RUSSACK (MELB) AND WAYNE CONNOLY (KNIEVEL)

EMMA RUSSACK (MELB) AND WAYNE CONNOLY (KNIEVEL) at The Junk Bar

*Emma Russack *'*In a New State*'
(spunk records)
Wayne Connolly will be playing an acoustic show in support of the excellent Emma Russack at Junk Bar as part of Big Sound 2016.

Wayne has been in several bands over the years and produced records for many Aus. artists including Josh Pyke, Boy and Bear, Hungry Kids, Cloud Control, The Vines, You Am I, The Apartments, Paper Kites, Husky, Community Radio etc

He has released numerous albums with his band Knievel. The most recent was released originally on the Alberts label and last year on US indie label New High Recordings as Through the Rainbow Dark, it received fabulous reviews along the way including this one...

*"Russack's masterfully plainspoken ballads put her in the same league as
Bill Callahan and Lucinda Williams."* - *Rolling Stone **★★★★*

*"It's dreamy, it's dreary and it's absolutely beautiful. Emma Russack's
'My Own Friend' is the perfect soundtrack to staring out the window and
watching the rain, getting out of bed early to go for a run, or just about
anything in between." - **Double J *(*Best New Music*)

*"You could call Emma Russack’s ‘My Own Friend' resilient and reflective,
or just a really good song."* - *Noisey *(*Vice*)

*"Emma Russack is making pop music of a perfectly modern model. "My Own
Friend" is a growth spurt of maturity - both in the thought process that
appears to be happening in the lyrics, and the musical approach. This is
pop music of subtlety and feeling." *- *The Music* (Ross Clelland)

*"'In A New State' ends up an utterly entrancing piece of art, which allows
your own imagination to meander through its tracks." - **STACK Magazine*

*"A stunning effort from the prolific Melbourne songwriter who manages
to continue her legacy as one of the country’s most underrated indie rock
talents." **Tone Deaf*

Melbourne singer-songwriter *Emma Russack* unveils her new studio
album; garnering airplay from *BBC Radio* in the UK and praise from critics such as *Uncut, Rolling Stone, Q Magazine, Vice* and *Mojo *- just to name a few.

*In a New State*' follows on from Emma's two previous album releases - '*You
Changed Me*' (2014) and '*Sounds Of Our City*' (2012). The album draws a
slight yet significant change in approach with production from *John
Lee *(*Mountains
In The Sky, Beaches, The Ocean Party*) and Joey Walker (*King Gizzard and
The Wizard Lizard*), a proper studio and Emma taking back the guitar reins.

The independence Emma gained during the recording process is reflective in
the songs, too. They're about becoming strong and self-reliant. And
resilient. And they're about memories. Says Emma *"Memories of me floating
on my back in the ocean at Cottesloe, Perth, and feeling free. Walking
through Melbourne CBD and realising how I finally feel at home. Thinking
about my future and deciding to save up for a house in Mystery Bay on the
South Coast of NSW.”*

Emma recently supported *Alex Gow* and *Dan Kelly* on a huge
month-long *Australian
Dreamers*

tour
across the country as well as headline shows in *Melbourne *and
*Wollongong *with more to be announced.

She will be joined on the night by uber producer and Knievel member Wayne
Connolly .

What a night!

Thursday 8th

THE CASUARINAS

THE CASUARINAS at The Junk Bar

The Casuarinas are a six-piece band from Brisbane whose songs feature blends of folk, country and and pop. The players are familiar names from the Brisbane music community, with the rich vocals of Ric Trevaskes and Maureen Hansen supported by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Palmer, Noel Mengel on guitar and keys, bassist Sean Bower and drummer Nick Naughton. The Junk Bar always feels like home for The Casuarinas, and the band recorded their 2015 EP at Junk Bar owner Jamie Trevaskis's Wild Mountain Sound studio in Mt Nebo with producer Robert Forster. The all-analogue recording approach felt just right for the timeless quality the band was seeking. Forster says of the band: "They're unpredictable in style, definitions not easy." And that's the way the way The Casuarinas like it.
The band returns to the Junk Bar for the first time in 12 months with two special shows in September.
$5 entry on the door. Doors 7.30 pm

Sunday 11th

SISSYBONES SEPTEMBER SUNDAY RESIDENCY

SISSYBONES SEPTEMBER SUNDAY RESIDENCY at The Junk Bar

The one and only Sissybones are proud (and excitedly happy) to announce a month of Sunday afternoons at the The Junk Bar.

Siisybones are one of Brisbane’s finest folk/bluegrass bands.Founded by renowned singer/songwriter Paddy Dempsey and featuring guitars,banjo,fiddle,dulcimer,dobro,mandolin,bull fiddle and sassy-singing-sweet harmony ,-they are truly one engaging live performance.

One not to be missed-especially in the intimate surrounds of the Skukum Lounge.

So come and see,

the “ferry-folking,

thought- provoking,

finger-picking,

sweet-singing sass’—that is

SISSYBONES@SKUKUM/SEPTEMBER/SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

THE JUNK BAR'S FIRST RESIDENCY.

Thursday 15th

THE CASUARINAS

THE CASUARINAS at The Junk Bar

The Casuarinas are a six-piece band from Brisbane whose songs feature blends of folk, country and and pop. The players are familiar names from the Brisbane music community, with the rich vocals of Ric Trevaskes and Maureen Hansen supported by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Palmer, Noel Mengel on guitar and keys, bassist Sean Bower and drummer Nick Naughton. The Junk Bar always feels like home for The Casuarinas, and the band recorded their 2015 EP at Junk Bar owner Jamie Trevaskis's Wild Mountain Sound studio in Mt Nebo with producer Robert Forster. The all-analogue recording approach felt just right for the timeless quality the band was seeking. Forster says of the band: "They're unpredictable in style, definitions not easy." And that's the way the way The Casuarinas like it.
The band returns to the Junk Bar for the first time in 12 months with two special shows in September.
$5 on the door. Doors 7.30 pm

Sunday 18th

SISSYBONES RESIDENCY SUNDAYS

SISSYBONES RESIDENCY SUNDAYS at The Junk Bar

The one and only Sissybones are proud (and excitedly happy) to announce a month of Sunday afternoons at the The Junk Bar.

Siisybones are one of Brisbane’s finest folk/bluegrass bands.Founded by renowned singer/songwriter Paddy Dempsey and featuring guitars,banjo,fiddle,dulcimer,dobro,mandolin,bull fiddle and sassy-singing-sweet harmony ,-they are truly one engaging live performance.

One not to be missed-especially in the intimate surrounds of the Skukum Lounge.

So come and see,

the “ferry-folking,

thought- provoking,

finger-picking,

sweet-singing sass’—that is

SISSYBONES@SKUKUM/SEPTEMBER/SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

THE JUNK BAR'S FIRST RESIDENCY.

Wednesday 21st

FRANK YAMMA

FRANK YAMMA at The Junk Bar

The man Everbody's Talking about in the world music scene globally is Indigenous soulster Frank Yamma, the voice of Australia’s Central Desert. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native Indigenous language and in English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and deeply arresting voice cross cultural and musical boundaries – a love song sung in Pitjantjatjara will make your heart sing in whatever language you speak. Having spent the last six years touring across North America, Europe and UK with shows in Canada, Latvia, Wales, Ireland, England, Scotland and Switzerland, Frank Yamma continues to capture the hearts and emotions of all who see him perform. In 2016, Frank will perform his third tour across Canada with a select few local shows including Brisbane’s Junk Bar on Wednesday, 21st September. Yamma has performed at countless festivals and high profile events including the 2015 TEDxSydney. He won Best Independent Country Album at the 2015 Independent Music Awards and was nominated for a National Indigenous Music Award for his latest album ‘Uncle’. The 2014 release, a follow up to his hugely successful 2010 album ‘Countryman’ shows the continuity of a musician that is hitting his peak with grace and conviction.

Thursday 22nd

JODI MARTIN NATIONAL TOUR

JODI MARTIN NATIONAL TOUR at The Junk Bar

Singer songwriter Jodi Martin is joined by her sister Robyn Martin to weave bass grooves and harmonies as only sisters can. 'Heartwarming songs... hilarious stories' (Josh, The Waifs). The 'Diesel' National Tour - celebrates the road-tripping second single 'Diesel' from the new Saltwater Extended album - out 5 August through MGM

Friday 23rd

ROWENA WISE ALBUM LAUNCH w/HANNAH ROSA

ROWENA WISE ALBUM LAUNCH w/HANNAH ROSA at The Junk Bar

Melbourne-based award-winning indie folk songstress Rowena Wise will embark on a national tour in September 2016 to celebrate the forthcoming release of her debut self-titled album. In the vein of Feist, she lays pop-infused melodies and quirky conversational lyrics onto a sparse folk canvas, performing with down-to-earth sophistication and a believability that defies her 23 years.

Recorded with acclaimed Melbourne indie producer Nick Huggins (Two Bright Lakes & A Pocket Full of Stones) the album project snowballed with a successful Pozible crowdfunding campaign in early 2015, and has since been completed amidst extensive national touring.

Rowena's album shows will be flanked by her trio band 'the Guys' – Zac Barter (Canary) and Finn Bennet (Officer Parrot). The trio drives a compelling set with stellar arrangements of her songs on double bass, accordion, ukulele and stunning three part vocal harmonies.

For her Brisbane show Rowena will be joined by a special guest support - Brisbane's very own indie folk royalty Hannah Rosa.

"Wise has a voice that can caress you in one breath and carve you apart in the next... The power of her expression is outstanding." – Brag Magazine, Sydney

Sunday 25th

SISSYBONES SUNDAY RESIDENCY

SISSYBONES SUNDAY RESIDENCY at The Junk Bar

The one and only Sissybones are proud (and excitedly happy) to announce a month of Sunday afternoons at the The Junk Bar.

Siisybones are one of Brisbane’s finest folk/bluegrass bands.Founded by renowned singer/songwriter Paddy Dempsey and featuring guitars,banjo,fiddle,dulcimer,dobro,mandolin,bull fiddle and sassy-singing-sweet harmony ,-they are truly one engaging live performance.

One not to be missed-especially in the intimate surrounds of the Skukum Lounge.

So come and see,

the “ferry-folking,

thought- provoking,

finger-picking,

sweet-singing sass’—that is

SISSYBONES@SKUKUM/SEPTEMBER/SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

THE JUNK BAR'S FIRST RESIDENCY.

OCTOBER 2016

Thursday 6th

PATRICK JAMES

PATRICK JAMES at The Junk Bar

Not Patrick Jane, Hayden James, Jarryd James, or The Voice winner from Ireland, but Sydney's own singer-songwriter PATRICK JAMES will be front and centre when he takes his solo tour off the beaten track this spring.
Throughout September and October, Patrick will embark on a 14 show run, taking in capitals and regional towns along the way. 

After honing his craft as a busker and touring extensively with the cream of the Australian music scene Patrick was always keen to put on a tour that deviates from the regular touring circuit, "It's been a long time in the making but I've always wanted to go and revisit the small towns I was lucky enough to play in whilst supporting the likes of Boy & Bear and Pete Murray. For the most part they were regional towns and I made a lot of good friends playing there and they've been very patient". 

Patrick James released his debut album "Outlier" late last year and on this tour he'll be lifting tracks from that LP including "California Song", "Bugs", "Kings & Queens" and "Covered In Rain". He'll also be road-testing new songs that will make up his next release slated for 2017.

Saturday 15th

JULIANNA BARWICK (US) presented by Mistletone Records

JULIANNA BARWICK (US) presented by Mistletone Records at The Junk Bar

Mistletone proudly presents the return of the incomparable,
alchemical JULIANNA BARWICK. Once memorably described by Diplo as the
sound of "Care Bears making love", Julianna Barwick's cleansing frequencies
have also been praised by Pitchfork as "among the best and most
artful ambient music being made today". Her live shows take listeners to a
psychedelic other-world, creating an epic auditory landscape of
huge majesty.

Since her third full-length album, Will, came out in May on Dead Oceans
Records, Brooklyn experimental artist Julianna Barwick has toured with
Sigur Rós, sung with children's choirs around the world, recorded and
performed with the Flaming Lips, recorded Bach's "Adagio from Concerto In
D Minor" on Sony Masterworks, played piano and sang with Yoko Ono and
brewed a wasabi beer, Rosabi, with Dogfish Head. Julianna Barwick's diverse
past has also included collaborative albums with Ikue Mori and Helado
Negro, a remix commission from Radiohead and her song "Vow" remixed by
Diplo. Upcoming Barwick projects include a film score and a music box.

Julianna's latest, revelatory album Will was a surprising left
turn. Ominous and compelling, Will is a departure from 2013's Alex
Somers-produced Nepenthe. If that last record conjured images of gentle,
thick fog rolling over desolate mountains, then the self-produced Will is a
late afternoon thunderstorm, a cathartic collision of sharp and soft
textures that sounds looming and restorative all at once.

"Downright medicinal, altering the listener's surroundings in ways that
make them uncomfortable, yet still wondrously inviting" - NPR

"Her ethereal multi-tracked harmonies have the devotional quality of gospel
choirs, and the oddball allure of Bjork or Yoko Ono" - NEW YORK TIMES

Sunday 9th

ALYCE PLATT and the little Fish Shop Collective.

ALYCE PLATT and the little Fish Shop Collective.  at The Junk Bar

ALYCE PLATT beckons us into her ‘Funny Little World’. Following the successful launch of her stunning new album, 'a sophisticated and enchanting blend of melancholy pop and indie rock’

“A standout release of 2015 and one of the finest collection of songs I have heard in a lifetime of exploring the work of independent artists”.

Alan Fletcher.net music blog UK

ALYCE and her amazing band, the “Fish shop Collective”, have been performing gigs in Melbourne as well as drawing the attention of some of
Australia’s and America’s highly regarded musicians and artists.

“What a band… Alyce’s songs are special and she delivers ‘em in a very compelling manner often staring out at the audience with the gaze of a
dazzled innocent. I was thoroughly bewitched by the wonderful music and the door it opened into a very cool and groovy world”

Steve Kilbey (The Church)

“The most beautiful and inspiring evening. Alyce is a songbird, torch-singer and story teller of the heart and soul. Alyce’s voice is magic.”

Elizabeth Kemp- Associate Artistic Director of the Actors Studio, New York

”A seriously smoldering set from Alyce Platt the Fish Shop Collective tolaunch the superb "Funny Little World" album.”

Basement Discs - In store

THE FISH SHOP COLLECTIVE- Peter Farnan- Guitar (Boom Crash Opera),Rosie Westbrook- Bass (Mick Harvey), and Clare Moore- Vibes Marimba (DaveCraney and the Coral Snakes)

Don't miss their Brisbane launch at the beautiful and intimate Skukum Lounge.

Sunday 23rd

KATIE BRIANA ALBUM LAUNCH w/CAMERON MILFORD

KATIE BRIANA ALBUM LAUNCH w/CAMERON MILFORD at The Junk Bar

Singer-songwriter Katie Brianna is launching her breathtaking new album, Victim of the Heroine, in the intimate surrounds of the Junk Bar.

It seems a lifetime ago that Brianna released her debut EP in 2005, and was swiftly plucked from obscurity by the legendary Paul Kelly to record vocals on the track ‘Jindabyne Fair’, which appeared on his soundtrack to the critically acclaimed Australian film Jindabyne. Since then Brianna has released 2013’s debut album, Dark Side of the Morning, and forged a reputation as a captivating performer, tempered by 2013 and 2014 shows in Nashville.

The distance Brianna has travelled, personally and creatively, is evident in the nuanced adult tension of sophomore release Victim or the Heroine. Mature and restrained, the new album is elegant and serene, and was produced by award-winning musician Shane Nicholson.

Katie will be joined for the evening with Brisbane’s Cameron Milford.
Milford’s music blends the sounds of Americana with modern day Indie- Folk. His songs tell stories of bad weather, love and other natural disasters.

www.katiebrianna.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPl815e0Ea4

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