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Sat, 24 August 2013

Ondas Alpha, Darts,Workinghorse Irons @ The Tote

Wednesday 28th August
Slow Club : Ondas Alpha Residency w/ Sleep Decade & Pepperjack
Ondas Alpha is a 4-piece ambient rock band from Melbourne, Victoria. Coming together from interstate Australia, the band was created over a cheap pint, a cold rooftop and a backwards guitar and hasn’t stopped since. Combining raw, melodic instrumentals with soft, emotive vocals, Ondas Alpha uses their unique sound to engage and excite neural oscillations to form their personal brand of musical story-telling. They share their set at the Tote every Wednesday in August with special guests Sleepy Dreamers, Busy Kingdom, Papa Mail, Willow Darling, Sleep Decade and Pepperjack. 8pm $5
Doors: 8pm / Door charge applies
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Thursday 29th August
Slow Club : Darts Residency w/ I’ll Be An Indian

5 piece indie-punk band Darts bring their fractured song structures and unpredictable live shows to the Tote every Thursday in August to the Cobra bar. Having burst into the music scene in 2009, winning triple J unearthed and releasing their debut album ‘Habitual Slack’ in 2012, these kids have been busy sharing their music across Melbourne. With epic supports from 8 Bit Love, Velma Grove, Going Swimming, Ceres plus more, your Thursdays in August are complete. $7 8pm
Doors: 8pm / Door charge applies
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Sunday 1st September
Dire Fate/Rote Mare (ADE) Split EP Launch

Doomsters Dire Fate and rote mare (SA) bring their combined might to the unhallowed grounds of The Tote to celebrate their skull crushing split EP.
Joining them on the stage after two years are infernal thrashers Diabolical Demon Director and Melbourne’s best new Doom trio in their debut show, Eldritch Rites.
Mark this ritual on your calendars, all lovers of underground Doom and Destruction!
Doors: 5:30pm / Door charge applies
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Thursday 5th December
Diary Day (feat members of Curse Ov Dialect) W/ Rara & Umbilical Tentacle

Another genre Bending extravagaza where you,ll fing goths and homies hand in hand
WITH Diary Day 1(curse ov dialect members),Umbilical tentacle(yuka from Discobeans)Rara and more to be announced
Doors: 9pm / Door charge applies
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Saturday 7th September
Slow Club : Workinghorse Irons & The Jacks & Beggars Way

The 4 piece are only just reaching their second birthday and have already achieved so much. Within six months of forming they had already returned from a three week tour of Brazil as part of the prestigious Psycho Carnival Festival and side shows playing with such acts as Nekromantix, Mad Sin and Griswalds(UK). The band left behind a converted fan base and received rave revues such as “the revelation of the Carnival” and invitations to tour California, Texas and Europe as well as a return to the following years Psycho Carnival. Fast forward two years after The Workinghorse Irons conception and the band has locally toured their first DIY EP aptly named “One Way Ticket to Hell” building a strong fan base and reputation around Australia with an intense and energetic live show.
Doors: 9pm / Door charge applies
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Saturday 7th September
The Galaxy Folk 10″ Launch W/ East Brunswick All Girls Choir + Strangers From Now On + Melbourne Cans

Having thrown around a number of hand made albums, eps and free downloads, The Galaxy Folk are finally launching a very limited and very handmade (laithe cut) EP on 10″ vinyl out through Hysteria. A blend of ambience, surf, pop and bedroom doom, The Galaxy Folk will grace the stage with the ever enchanting East Brunswick All Girls Choir, the manic boots of Strangers from Now on, and a very warm welcome to a new melbourne outfit, Melbourne Cans (Pageants, Witch Hats, Pets w Pets.) Happening at the Tote hotel, saturday september 7th. $12 8:30pm
Doors: 9pm / Door charge applies
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Saturday 14th September
Barbarion : Metalman Tour

Like a robotic samurai riding a flaming tiger, Barbarin are a metal force to be reckoned with. Formed in 2007 with the sole ambition of ‘making party’, Barbarin have bludgeoned their way through pubs and clubs to become a Melbourne favourite.
Scantily clad in all manner of leather, fur, studs and armour they have blasted festival audiences at Boogie, Cherry Rock, Meredith and the Big Day Out with their powerful metal riffs and mega-explosive stage antics.
Now, with egos supercharged thanks to a highly successful European tour, Barbarin are set to unleash their new album upon Australian audiences around the country.
The METALMAN tour is here. Be there or be dead.
“There’s nothing quite like being alone in a sea of grown men wearing suits and watching them rip off their ties, screaming like teenagers, completely losing their shit” theAUreview
Doors: 9pm / Door charge applies
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Friday 20th September
Just Announced! Murphy’s Law (USA)

Metropolis Touring and Tombowler Present MURPHY’S LAW
*** For The First Time in Australia***
“Jimmy Gestapo was the life of the party, and made sure that everyone had a good time. As he pointed out during their set, it was really cool to see Hardcore heads, Punk kids and Metaleros, mixed together in the pit having a blast!” - www.hornsuprocks.com - 2011
New York Hardcore icons, Murphy’s Law, are amped up for their first Australian tour in their 30 year career.
Murphy’s Law were founded in Astoria, Queens, New York City in 1983. Over the past 30 years, they have become cornerstones of the American hardcore legacy. Murphy’s Law ride the line between obnoxious skate-punk, grooving urban rock ‘n roll and molten metal but while most of their contemporaries and followers aimed to be the most brutal, tough or politically conscious band around, Murphy’s Law instead promoted an upbeat party attitude. The band enlisted John “Norwood” Fisher of Fishbone to produce their 1991 album, “The Best of Times”, incorporating funk and ska elements into their sound way before skacore became popular. Murphy’s Law pioneered what has become known as the sound of New York Hardcore back then and now represent what it stands for today.
Through countless line up changes, Murphy’s Law’s lone remaining founder is Jimmy Gestapo, always the life of the party, Gestapo has a reputation for making sure every punter in the crowd has a damn good time! At a recent show in New York, Spin.com reported “During “Panty Raid,” someone brought a bucket of beers onstage, which Murphy’s Law frontman Jimmy Gestapo distributed to the front row, along with shots of Jager.”
Many might recognize Gestapo from Grand Theft Auto IV where he played The DJ of Liberty City Hardcore. The game also featured the Murphy’s Law track “A Day in the Life”.
In 2013, Murphy’s Law’s line up once again includes journeyman guitarist, Todd Youth (ex-Danzig, ex-Agnostic Front, ex-D Generation) and is completed by Raven (Sax), Dug ‘The Mouth’ (Bass), Vincent Alva (drums) and Ian ‘The Welshman’.
2013 will the first chance Australian hardcore heads will get to party on with one of the most revered bands in all of NYHC lore, Murphy’s Law! Let the party begin!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7rtCqr1PXQ
TIX through: http://thetotehotel.oztix.com.au/
Doors: 9pm / Door charge applies
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Saturday 5th October
Davey Lane EP Launch

Friday August 16 marks the official release of Davey Lane’s debut single, You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime. Last April the track was previewed in nascent bedroom demo form, garnering rave reviews around the country including Single Of The Week in both Beat and Drum Media magazine. The upcoming digital release features the single in its fully realized glory, recorded at 301 Studios in Sydney last month and produced by Tony Buchen (Tim Finn, Phrase, Washington), and is the first taste of Lane’s debut EP, The Good Borne Of Bad Tymes, out September 6th on his brand new record label, Field Recordings (through MGM).
You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime is an ominous, brooding, psych-rock stomper with crunching hip hop drums and a soaring chorus, highlighting Lane’s knack for melody and masterful guitar work. The 3-track digital release features the new single version and original home demo, as well as an exclusive remix from renowned Australian hip-hop producer M-Phazes (Bliss & Eso, Illy, Drapht, Phrase).
Accompanying the song will be a promo video by up-and-coming director Tim Sneddon, incorporating new and found footage, with its foreboding Cold War-leant theme appropriately fitting for the song.
In support of the single and EP, Lane for the first time will embark on a headline tour through September and October with his band, beginning with Bigsound Live in Brisbane and then taking in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
“Lane has taken on the persona of Syd Barrett, joined Cheap Trick, and the result is brilliant….a spacey pop centrepiece that fits perfectly in with the niche crowd but still keeps Lane’s rock credibility intact. For that, he should be lauded” - Drum Media, Single Of The Week
“a ripper electro-rock track that wastes no time launching into a beautifully wasted chorus, this intoxicating collection of notes that is deeply romantic in a bad-boy arsehole kind of way. A big, big hit, I think.” - Beat Magazine, Single Of The Week
New single You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime out August 15 on Field Recordings/MGM
Davey Lane’s Debut EP The Good Borne Of Bad Tymes out September 6 on Field Recordings/MGM
Tix on sale through oztix.
Doors: 8:30pm / Door charge applies

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