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Mon, 1 April 2013

BAR OPEN gig guide.

BAR OPEN gig guide.
317 brunswick street fitzroy 3065
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MONDAY 1st APRIL
SCREEN SECT: CRY BABY (John Waters, 1990)
SCREEN SECT is a film society night devoted to rarely seen, obsessively loved and criminally neglected cult classics of cinema. Revisit old favourites, uncover hidden celluloid gems, indulge guilty pleasures, or just get yourself an education.
CRY BABY: John Waters’ parody of 1950s teenage musicals like ‘Grease’ may feature his most conventionally-attractive cast (Johnny Depp, Amy Locane and Traci Lords), but still manages to celebrate the ‘otherness’which characterises his freaky ouvre. Rockin’ good fun.
DOORS 7PM / FREE ENTRY
TUESDAY 2nd APRIL
MAKE IT UP CLUB
The MAKE IT UP CLUB has been presenting a weekly program of avant garde/experimental improvised music in Melbourne for 15 years now, and there’s no slowing down. It features local, interstate and international performers who play everything from the acoustic to the electronic, jazz to rock, harsh noise to lilting sonority; what unifies themusic presented at the MAKE IT UP CLUB is that it is predominantly freely improvised and exemplifies the cutting-edge aspects of the genre/s it derives from. It is the longest-running program of it’s kind in Australia.

DOORS 7PM
WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL
TRASH FAIRYS
ROYAL ACE
CENTRE AND THE SOUTH
COWGIRL CAVIAR
TRASH FAIRYS are a band of land-lubbing, bad-punning, rat-cunning, face-stunning rascals who guarantee a good time in the bag. They strive day after day in their noble quest to make Trash sexy through FUNGE(fun-funky-grunge). Singing about “Smiling Like A Monkey” and “Jazz and Salmon” and people that are so Vain that it’s insane! Look out for face throbbing bass solos, wailing supertrampy guitars, bowel shaking earth quakes of drums, drastically over the top stage theatrics and vocals. Holding up the Muppets, Nine Inch Nails and Parliament as their main influences, they’re sure to give you a laugh if nothing else! See them when they stop by Bar Open with pals ROYAL ACE, CENTRE AND THE SOUTH and COWGIRL CAVIAR. Free entry as always.
DOORS 8PM / FREE ENTRY
THURSDAY 4th APRIL
LUNAIRE
BELOVED ELK
ANDALUCIA
LEHMANN B. SMITH
Atmospheric navy blue, reverberating burgundy and the soulful, desperate dirt brown. Four stand-alone bands brought together to soak in the colours, stories and unintelligible sounds of modern Melbourne music. Prolific artist, accompanied by full band, LEHMANN B SMITH offers an inspired feast of folk-soul innovations. Four-piece experimental rock group, ANDALUCIA play around genres, bringing compelling textures and sounds to highly rhythmic, groove based tunes. Obsessed with story and atmosphere, BELOVED ELK move from the crescendo to the vulnerable and back – creating powerfully emotive and ethereal folk-rock sounds. Cinematic dream-pop, awash of lush guitars and hopeful melodies. Taking cue from 90’s shoegaze greats like Slowdive and post-rock giants of now, LUNAIRE are creating music that flows seamlessly between song and the more unconscious dream-like-state.
DOORS 8PM / FREE ENTRY
FRIDAY 5th APRIL
THE KUJO KINGS
THE KUJO KINGS are back again. Cross-promotional, Jargon, Synergy, Dynamism, Miami, Vertical integration. Yeah, cop that! The personality-packed Melbourne ska sextet have spent 2012 touring the country after the release of their second sensual, sexual, and modestly priced EP, “Kujo Kuddles”, and have since been developing their unique mix of sounds as well as their explosivestage performance. In a career spanning only 2 years, these youngsters havedeveloped a strong loyal following and a reputation as lively entertainers with their infectiously catchy songs and stupidly energetic live show. They don’t play an eclectic mix of styles – they play ska. And it’s awesome. So catch THE KUJO KINGS at Bar Open for free on Friday April 5th for two sets of extreme fun as they entertain, shock, mock, and arouse you! Music starts at 10:30pm, but feel free to come down early and have some warm up refreshments with the band.
Doors 10PM / FREE ENTRY
SATURDAY 6th APRIL
FITZROY FUNK COLLECTIVE
The FITZROY FUNK COLLECTIVE are back!!! You may remember them as some of those dudes from ‘the Brown Hornet’ (who the heck were they anyway), or members of….oh, who cares, we’ve done what little name dropping we can. Look, this band has top Melbourne Muso’s, most of which have lived in Fitzroy at some point during their massive careers, but all of whom have been playing in this huge scenethat has engrossed Fitzroy since the 90’s. They love to groove, they love music, and they love to make you move. Spontaneity is part of the cocktail of deep funk grooves splattered with organic stormy horn lines and super sized fat beats. The FITZROY FUNK COLLECTIVE are here to unleash their fury offunk onto the unsuspecting Bar Open crowd with the feeling of ‘Damn that was good, I think I need to take all my clothes off now’. See them this Saturday 6th April at Bar Open.
DOORS 10PM / FREE ENTRY
SUNDAY 7th APRIL
FOXTROT
LIMITS
SWEET TEENS
Everybody has limits. Life has a lot of limits. Speed limits. BAL limits. Mathematical limits. Dosage limits. Noise limits. There are a couple more. New band ‘LIMITS.’ don’t have many limits so… um… Irony. The main thing about them is they have limitless genre. Perhaps because the band is comprised of dudes from bands that are kinda diametrically opposed to each other (musically): Tom Jenkins ex-Palisades, Kim Wall of Fear Like Us , James Meese of Big Smoke and Jess Shulman ex-Eli Cash/Jerry Falwell Destroyed Earth. Sothink Lucero and Sleater-Kinney having a bastard lovechild raised by Charles Manson and you’ll get it…ish. They’re joined by FOXTROT and SWEET TEENS.
DOORS 7.30PM / FREE ENTRY

COMING UP
Wed 10 Apr: Twin Ages, The Graves, The Scalps
Thurs 11 Apr: Sandcastle, The Citradels, The Menstrual Cycle, Document Swell
Fri 12 Apr: The Dingalings
Sat 13 Apr: Shanty Town, Revomatix
Fri 19 Apr: The Hoodangers
Sat 20 Apr: Sammy Owen Blues Band
Wed 24 Apr: The Afrobiotics
Fri 26 Apr: Vulgargrad
Sat 27 Apr: Purple Tusks
Fri 3 May: Smoky Seas, Crooks and Queens
Sat 4 May: That Gold Street Sound
Fri 10 May: Animaux
Sat 11 May: LABJaCD
Fri 17 May: The Bombay Royale
Sat 18 May: Cookin’ On 3 Burners with Kylie Auldist

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