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.

WE WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY 26TH JAN FROM 5 TILL MIDNIGHT.

 

 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 bookings and 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Junk Bar.

Opening Hours

PLEASE NOTE NEW OPENING HOURS

Junk bar is open Wednesday- Friday from 5pm, Sat and Sunday from 3pm.

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

We are closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

The Junk Bar.

Functions

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

JUNK PARTIES AND FUNCTIONS-

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

Cheers- Candice xx” May 2015

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

 

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

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

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

 

Book in and spend the whole night.

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

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

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

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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

Thursday 25th January

MINOR PREMIERS “MEMPHIS” launch w/MARVILLE & MEGABAT

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Brisbane’s Minor Premiers are back with their second single Memphis, produced by Oz indie hero Wayne Connolly (Cloud Control, The Preatures, many more) and recorded at The Shed (Violent Soho, Screamfeeder)

Their debut single ‘Oh My My’ took many by surprise – including themselves – finding it’s way onto a heap of Spotify’s most loved indie rock & pop playlists, whilst gaining regular rotation on Double J, Triple J Unearthed and community radio both nationally and globally.

Memphis continues MP’s guitar-driven, mid-fi indie rock/pop flavour and features the distinct vocals of QLD singer/songwriter Ayla. The song follows a fleeting romance set in the titles namesake. The lyrics peppered with “Easter eggs” – hints and nods to the town’s history.

The band will be officially launching Memphis with a show in Brisbane on Thursday 25th of January at The Junk Bar, with very special guests Marville and Megabat.

Praise for previous single:

“A sun-drenched indie dream made for the summertime”
– PILERATS

“It’s sweet, it’s jangly and it’s going to make you feel a whole lot better when it comes on the stereo …testament to the quality of the songwriting.
– DOUBLE J

“Smooth, breezy and intoxicating, allowing us to escape from reality momentarily”
– THE REVUE

Friday 26th January

MEXICO CITY w/DOUBTING THOMAS

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Mexico City, Brisbane’s junkiest garage country soul outfit, is hitting the Junk Bar early in 2018 to play a bunch of old favourites from bygone years as well as a few newies from a possible fourth album, slated for release in 2024. The prolific and hard-working band will have old buddies Doubting Thomas in tow, who will come armed with their polished rock sensibilities and a selection of heartening and heartfelt tunes from their latest album ‘Black Sky’. It’s the first time these two bands have played together, despite having members who have played together in other bands over the years, and the pairing will ensure this Australia Day is one to remember; one that’s filled with equal parts light, shade, breeze and fog,

Mexico City’s last album, When The Day Goes Dark (Plus One Records) is available digitally and on vinyl.

Thursday 1st February

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SESSIONS FEBRUARY SEASON PASS

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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.

 

WITH THE SEASON PASS YOU SAVE HEAPS AND GET TO COME TO EVERY ONE OF THESE SPECIAL SHOWS!

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.

Thursday 1st February

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SESSIONS- TIM STEWARD w/SKYE STANIFORD

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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 2nd February

FRANCESCA DE VALENCE

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FRANCESCA DE VALENCE
Songs de Paris
& “Let Go” Single Launch

Francesca is heading off to Paris, but she’ll meet you here at the Junk Bar on Friday the 2nd of February.  This inspiring artist is flying away for a month with an empty songbook… to let Paris be her muse. She’ll return to sing you her freshly minted ‘Songs de Paris’ and to launch her new single “Let Go”.

Featuring photographic art and imaging by Kellie North Creative.

Fri 2 Feb, 7.30pm
Junk Bar, Skukum Lounge
215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove
$18 presale / $25 at Door
Concert finish 9:15

 

 

Saturday 3rd February

PETER MILTON WALSH ( THE APARTMENTS )

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Peter Milton Walsh of The Apartments played his first ever solo show in Australia at The Junk Bar in October 2015 and followed it up with two shows in March 2016. The shows quickly sold out and Peter is coming back in February 2018, to again play in the beautifully intimate setting of the Junk Bar.

Since the last Brisbane visit, The Apartments have toured France and a played a range of shows in Sydney and Melbourne. In 2017, The Apartments issued two of the finest albums from their back catalogue for the first time in vinyl—drift and fete foraine.

In January 2018, as part of the Sydney Festival, Peter Milton Walsh is a guest vocalist in 16 Lovers Lane, the classic Go-Betweens album, performed live by original band members and special guests.

Peter Milton Walsh will be right here, in Brisbane, on Saturday 3rd February for an evening of acoustic songs and stories.

In The Go-Betweens Don’t Let Him Come Back, Grant and Robert once wrote, “Who’s that dressed in black? Who’s that in his apartment? With his crazy walk — don’t let him come back.”

He’s back. Saturday 3rd February. One show only.

Sunday 4th February

THE FAMILY JORDAN w/AIDAN MOORE- 6PM.

Family Jordan are back. This is the show to kick us off on the travelator to the big time I tell ya. We’ve been marinating since Gizzfest – the spices are spicy and the flavour is strong – come grab a slice of the pie.

Special guests announced! Great news…
Aidan Moore will be opening the show.

Shirts for sale.

Thursday 8th February

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SESSIONS- KELLIE LLOYD w/LUKE PEACOCK

Artist photo

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 9th February

JUXTAPOSITION AT THE JUNK BAR w/Sabrina Lawrie & The Shambolics

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Juxtaposition at the Junk Bar is a night of extremes. Featuring the beauty
that is Sabrina Lawrie sharing the stage with the beast that is The
Shambolics. It’s not the first time these two have shared a bill and are a
surprisingly symbiotic paring.

Thursday 15th February

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SESSIONS- BEN ELY w/SEJA

Artist photo

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.

Sunday 18th February

POETRY IN MOTION- MELISSA J EVANS/ANTHONY DETTORI/KRISTY APPS

Such a rich array of local musicians are hidden in the lounge room, singing in the shower or playing beautiful melodies to an unassuming neighbourhood! We have plucked them from the Burbs and are presenting them in one of Brissies most illuminatingly intimate venues, the Junk Bar – one singer, one guitar and songs all totally raw. You can hear every thought provoking lyric, sway to original melodies and feel the intense emotion of each finely crafted phrase. Poetry in Motion is an ensemble show of  original, live and  acoustic musicians. Featuring Kristy Apps [Kristy Apps and the Shotgun Shirleys], Anthony Dettori [the Sunburys] and Melissa j Evans [Florence’s balcony]. One show only, playing @ The Junk Bar, Ashgrove, February 18, 6pm+

You will find more information about the players at:

Melissa j Evans – https://melissajevans66.wixsite.com/melissajevans
Anthony Dettori – http://thesunburys.com.au/
Kristy Apps – http://www.kristyapps.com.au/

Thursday 22nd February

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SESSIONS- TYLEA w/ADELE PICKVANCE

Artist photo

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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.

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 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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