BAR OPEN gig guide.
317 brunswick street fitzroy 3065
03 9415 9601 www.baropen.com.au
MONDAY 7th APRIL
CECIL B. DEMENTED (John Waters, 2000)
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.
CECIL B. DEMENTED - A later Waters work which is still developing its cult status, stars Melanie Griffiths as an A-list Hollywood actress who is kidnapped and forced to star in a movie by terrorist underground director, Cecil B. Demented (Stephen Dorff). Dorff leads an insane group of up and coming actors including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, and Waters regulars Ricki Lake and Mink Stole are back for an essential watch for all budding filmmakers who fantasised about kidnapping actors and anyone who cares to know what Stephen Dorff is all about.
TUESDAY 8th APRIL
MAKE IT UP CLUB
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance, every Tuesday night at Bar Open.
This week’s guest are:
• Tim Coster (Synthesiser)
• Jonathan Nokes (Modular Synthesiser, Voice)
• Kristian M. Roberts (Objects, Microphones, Mixer)
DOORS 8.30PM / 9.00PM START $5 / $10
WEDNESDAY 9th APRIL
EVIL BEAVER (USA)
Hold on to your heartache Fitzroy cause LA’s queens of sleaze punk EVIL BEAVER are coming back to Australia… Last seen on our shores touring with Peaches, Evil Beaver are a 2 piece garage-punk onslaught led by the powerhouse banshee that is Evil Evie on vocals & bass. DD on drums is unstoppable and always gives a top notch pounding and together they are very happy to be performing a free show at Bar Open on Wednesday 9th April for the Melbourne rock posse. Don’t miss the killer EVIL BEAVER live show that has taken the band all over the world with stellar support on the night from Whisk & Key Records favourites TEEN KONG and Melbourne drunk punx legends SPEW’N'GUTS.
The good times are guaranteed, bands kick off at 9pm and entry is free… Boom!
DOORS 8.30PM / FREE ENTRY
THURSDAY 10th APRIL
SPARROW & THE SPARK
LUNAIRE, CHINESE HANDCUFFS, APOLLO APPLES and SPARROW & THE SPARK are proud to present a menu of local ambient instrumental rock goodies for you to savour at Bar Open on Thursday April 10. LUNAIRE’s first full-length album, ‘Dreams and Inbetweens’ was released in January to critical acclaim locally and overseas. Their dreamy post-rock shoegaze sound will have you drifting on a wave of sublime aural ambience. Instrumental outfit CHINESE HANDCUFFS released their debut album ‘The Shaku Bend’ in August 2013, receiving radio play locally, in the US and Canada. CHINESE HANDCUFFS dynamically blend soft and slow with something dark and noisy. Fellow instrumentalists APOLLO APPLES are a fruity band. Their psych-rock jams combine tasty elements of blues riffs, rock and funk. And to open the night’s proceedings are Bendigo-based drum and guitar duo SPARROW & THE SPARK. They’ll be bringing thumping originals and surprising covers to the table.
DOORS 8.00PM / FREE ENTRY
FRIDAY 11th APRIL
As another festival season comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the amazing shows and musicians that have graced the stages and live music venues across Melbourne. But before you hang up your dancing shoes and festival hats, it’s not all bad news! After hugely successful shows at The St Kilda Festival, The Australian Blues festival, Wangarratta Jazz Festival and Beers By The Bay Festival, Melbourne neo soul/funk Band SOUL SAFARI have announced the release of their “Live @ BarOpen series”. Including 4 video clips and a full length live EP, the series is dedicated to keeping the summer vibe alive and inviting fans to enjoy part of what has been a stella year for SOUL SAFARI! The “Live @ BarOpen” EP features some of Soul Safaris older tracks as well as new ones that will be on their upcoming album, including their latest single “The Weather”. You can catch the guys live for the official launch of the “Live @ Bar Open” Ep on Friday 11Th of April at Bar Open where they will be giving away a bunch of SOUL SAFARI “summer” merchandise! Also in the spirit of spreading the summer love, everyone through the door will receive a FREE copy of the EP!! It just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn’t it! Joining them will be good pals KINGSTON CROWN.
DOORS 10PM / FREE ENTRY
SATURDAY 12th APRIL
On Sat April 12, Melbourne band MANNY FOX will bring their joyous live set to Bar Open with THE WILLIE WAGTAILS. Drums filled with locomotion and heat, steadfast bass, shimmering guitar and wailing horns combine with doo-wop backing vocals calling out catchy refrains as punters get to shaking. Featuring members from stellar bands: Sweets, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Papa Chango and Hello Satellites. Manny Fox spent 2013 wowing Victorian audiences and never fail to bring each dance floor to a frenzy with their RnB and Afrobeat inspired tunes. This year Manny Fox are gearing up to release their much anticipated debut 7″. The single, produced by Joe Hammond and accompanying film clip, produced by Brian Cohen at Umbershoot, will be released in July 2014. So come down and shake your rump to MANNY FOX at Bar Open.
DOORS 10PM / FREE ENTRY
SUNDAY 13th APRIL
ALONE WITH TIGER
ARTY DEL RIO
Come burn the weekend to the ground in a blaze of glory with three exuberant and fiery Melbourne bands! ARTY DEL RIO will be kicking off, with a blend of indie pop and latin jazz with a dash of bolero and bebop in between. LADY OSCAR shall grace the stage with their expanding playful soul/funk band, two new backing vocalists have been added to the mix! Seven-piece soul band ALONE WITH TIGER will be releasing their old school sounds into the wild. Borrowing the bounce of Motown, the heat of soul and the beat of R&B and some serious quirking.