MELBOURNE GIG GUIDE

MELBOURNE GIG GUIDE

All these gigs are soul / jazz / hip hop / reggae / electronic  / dub etc…

FIRE FUNDRAISING EVENTS COMING UP…

RHYTHM SECTION X TRIBQU RECORDS PRESENTS: Bushfire Relief Fundraiser @ Radar with Bradley Zero, DJ Prequel, Midnight Tenderness, Sophie McAlister, Lori & Dj Zjoso (Jan 23)

BUSHFIRE RELIEF EVENT @ Bar Romantica ((Jan 23)

BARS FOR BUSHFIRES @ Laundry (40+ local hip hop artists) (Jan 25)

FAINT First Nations Fire Relief Benefit Show @ Rubix Warehouse (Jan 24)
DANCE FOR RELIEF E@ The Mersh (yarraville) (Jan 24)

FIRE RELIEF FOR FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES with Surprise Chef, Allysha Joy, Mildlife Dj & More!! @ Colour Club (Jan 29)

THE SEVEN UPS, FULTON STREET & CHRIS GILL @ The Evelyn (Jan 31)

FIRST RESS BUSHFIRE RELIEF FUNDRAISER W Ilio Records @ Dr Morse (Jan 26)

ONE LAND Hosted by N’Fa Jones W Birdz, Niasha, Dialectrix @ The Northcote Social Club (Feb 5)

A CARRY FOR COINS @ Max Watts (Feb 26 SAMPA + KAIIT + ECCA + more!!)

..MONDAY… 

THE BENITO GONZALEZ TRIO @ Birds Basement (Jan 22-29)

JAZZ PARTY Mondays @ The Curtin in January (Jan 6 +)

OFF THE CUFF @ Miss Moses (8:30pm improv jamm )

PLAYERS CLUB @ Section 8

ANDREA KELLER leads The Composers Circle @ Jazzlab (Mondays)

MONDAY NIGHT MASS @ Northcote Social Club

DnB MONDAYS @ Radio Bar

…TUESDAY…   

THE BENITO GONZALEZ TRIO @ Birds Basement (Jan 22-29)

SONIC TEXTURES @ Alley Cat @ (The Night Cat – Back door!) (This week  )

DUMPLING n MASSAGE @ Horse Bazaar

NOW.HERE.THIS. Tuesdays @ The Toff (Resident Dj’s Hudson James Jr & GSM. THIS WEEK: A JAZZ DUB EXPERIENCE Late night jam band + guests)

CONDENSED MILK Tuesdays @ Section 8 (Amin Payne + Jackson Miles + guests)

MAKE IT UP CLUB Tuesdays @ Bar Open

MIKE GURRIERI & PREQUEL @ Angel Music Bar (jazz, soul, rare groove)

…WEDNESDAY…

MIND FLUID FT PHIL STROUD, GABRIEL LCR, DON GLORI, DJ MUM @EVELYN HOTEL (Jan 22)

FROOT PRES: MANGO SEASON I LIVE IMPROV JAZZ IN JAN @ WHITEHART Bar

WIND IT UP @ Northcote Social Club

BOPSTRETCH Wednesdays @ Uptown Jazz Cafe

THE ROOKIES Wednesdays @ Rooks Return

MYSTIC MOMENTS (John Bailey & Mike Gurrieri) @ Fifty Five Bar (2nd Wednesday of the month)

COLOUR EVENINGS EVERY WEDNESDAYS @ Colour

MELLOWDIAS THUMP SUMMER SERIES @ Radar (THIS WEEK )

…THURSDAY…

UNCOMFORTABLE SCIENCE @ THe Night Cat (Thursdays in Jan)
RHYTHM SECTION X TRIBQU RECORDS PRESENTS: Bushfire Relief Fundraiser @ Radar with Bradley Zero, DJ Prequel, Midnight Tenderness, Sophie McAlister, Lori & Dj Zjoso (Jan 23)

THE BENITO GONZALEZ TRIO @ Birds Basement (Jan 22-29)

HEAD RUSH D.TYRONE, DJ CHRYSALIS @ Crazy Arms (Jan 23)
BUSHFIRE RELIEF EVENT @ Bar Romantica ((Jan 23)
THE OPERATIVES SECTION 8 TAKEOVER @ Section 8. (Jan 23)

SOUL IN THE ATTIC @ Cherry Bar (Bands and VINCE PEACH dj’ing) weekly

SCHOOL NIGHT THURSDAY @ Noisy Ritual ALL SOULED OUT THURSDAYS @ Robert Burns Hotel

PINK SWEAT$ @ The Corner (With IMBI THE GIRL)

MAGNETIC CITY Thursdays @ Whitehart Bar (Sophie McAlister, DJ JNETT Lori and Jimi Dawg)

JAZZ THURSDAYS @ Galah (Live modern jazz featuring some of Melbourne’s best up and comers rotating weekly such as Antiphon, Claddy Wood Trio, Carl’s Operating System, Felix Meredith Trio, OJ Kush + more!)

COLOUR EVENINGS EVERY THURSDAY @ Colour

HIGH MIDS JANUARY @ Dr Morse

THURSDAYS W GOODPSORT LIVE + GUESTS @ Bodriggy

BLACK CAESAR DJs @ SPQR

SOUP THURSDAYS @ Ferdydurke

GET OUTTA TOWN THURSDAYS @ Joey Smalls

STOMPING GROUNDS Thursdays @ Sub Club (Free Entry/Open Decks)

CATCH THE BEAT @ The Carlton Club (DJ Peril + guests)

LAUNDRY THURSDAYS @ Laundry Bar

…FRIDAY… 

BULLHORN @ The Evelyn (Jan 24)

BLOOP: Tapes LIVE (Jahtari, UK) @ Colour (Jan 24)
ANTIPHON & CHICKEN WISHBONE @ The Fitzroy Pinnacle
THE MAMAS @ Northcote Social Club (That Gold Street Sound + Elle Shimada)

DANCE FLAWS PRESENTS : Laurence Guy (UK) with Loure & Emelyne @ Colour (Jan 24)

SUNNYSIDE “Momentum LP Release @ Howler (Jan 24)
FAINT First Nations Fire Relief Benefit Show @ Rubix Warehouse (Jan 24)
DANCE FOR RELIEF E@ The Mersh (yarraville) (Jan 24)

FATBOY SLIM @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Jan 24)

IZY – BAR OPEN FRONT BAR RESIDENCY

THE BENITO GONZALEZ TRIO @ Birds Basement (Jan 22-29)

CROWN RULER – BANG BANG FRIDAYS @ Ferdydurke

MMUSIC – FRIDAY SUNSET @ MPAVILLION

CLAUDIA JONES @ The B. East (Jan 24)

FRIDAYS AT @ go go Bar (Dave Boots & Mr Lob hip hop / jazz / soul / funk)

TOM SHOWTIME Friday Aperitivo @ SPQR

MFG @ The Jazz Lab

LAUNDRY FRIDAYS @ Laundry Bar

FORMATION @ Lucky Coq

FRIDAYS @ Carlton Club

..SATURDAY…
BARS FOR BUSHFIRES @ Laundry (40+ local hip hop artists)

FULTON STREET @ THe B.East (

FLYING LOTUS @ The Forum (Jan 25)

THE BENITO GONZALEZ TRIO @ Birds Basement (Jan 22-29)

WILDLIFE Saturdays @ The Toff In Town  – DJs  JNETT + weekly guests!

GOGO SATURDAYS Saturdays @ GoGo Bar  – DJs Get Bu$y &  Johnny

THE LATE SHOW @ Revolver (This week: The Late Show ‘As We Know It’ LP Launch)

WORLD MUSIC SATURDAYS @ Alisha’s Cafe

LUCID @ Colour (Jan 25)

LUSH LIFE LIVE W RARA ZULU @ The Night Cat (Jan 25)

MOTHBALL RECORDS X DANCING THERAPY @ Whitehart (Jan 25)

…SUNDAY…INVASION DAY

SHARE THE SPIRIT @ Treasury Gardens (

BLAK STAGE @ THE RETREAT (Coloured Stone, Yung Warriors, Scott Darlow, Carissa Watts + MORE)

THE BENITO GONZALEZ TRIO @ Birds Basement (Jan 22-29)

SURVIVAL DAY: BLACK STAGE @ The Retreat Hotel (Jan 26)

FIRST RESS BUSHFIRE RELIEF FUNDRAISER W Ilio Records @ Dr Morse (Jan 26)

DOMINGO LATINO @ Sundays -The Night Cat

SECRET NATIVE plus MATT STEELE @ Red Betty (Sunday Jazz Session)

FIRST PRESS JANUARY SUNDAYS @ Dr Morse

DAYDREAMS SUNDAYS @ The Gasometer

SUNDAY SMALLGOODS @ Bodriggy Brewing Co

JAZZ SUNDAYS @ Howler

STRONG HANDSOME SUNDAYS w College of Knowledge@ Angel Music Bar

SUNDAY SESSIONS – SANTO SONIDO @ George’s

DAVE BOOTS Sundays @ Hawker hall (70’s soul, disco, jazz, funk)

REVOLVER SUNDAYS @ Revolver (Boogs, Spacey & guests)

COMING UP

ADRIAN EAGLE @ Northcote Social Club (Jan 31) (Souled OUT)

NOAH SLEE @ Workers Club (Feb 1)

WE OUT HERE @ Flockhart Reserve Abbotsford (Feb 1) (Gilles Peterson, Hiatus Kaiyote++)

AUSECUMA BEATS @ mPAVILLION (Feb 8)
HORATIO LUNA ‘Yes Doctor’ Album Launch @ Colour (Feb 14)

ECHO BEACH @ Seaworks, Williamstown With Dan Shake, Adi Toohey, Adriana, House of Friends & more! (March 21)

THIRD WORLD @ Max Watts (Feb 2)

THE REGIME (Syd) @ The Night Cat (Feb 8)

BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY BASH @ The Corner (Feb 8)

FESTIVAL NO. 23 (Feb 7-9)

GODTET W SEDUCEAPHONES @ The Night Cat (Feb 14)

OPIO & CLOZEE @ The Forum (Feb 14)

STEVE LACY @ Max Watts (Feb 14)

KIWI FEST @ FCAC (Feb 15)

SEVEN WONDERS launch @ (Feb 15)

SENEGAMBIAN JAZZ BAND @ The night Cat (Feb 15)

KOTA @ Howler (Feb 16)

KOTA @ Howler (Feb 18) SOLD OUT

CLOSE COUNTERS @ Night Cat (Feb 21)

A CARRY FOR COINS @ Max Watts (Feb 26 SAMPA + KAIIT + ECCA + more!!)

DISCO A GO GO w EVELYN CHAMPAGNE KING @ The Night Cat (Feb 29)

EZRA COLLECTIVE @ The Corner (Mar 6)

GEORGE BENSON @ The Palais (Apr 8)

GEORGE BENSON @ The Palais (Apr 9)

TAME IMPALA @ Rod Laver (Apr 23) (With KHRUANGBIN)

THE MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA @ The Forum (May 1)

*+++ this is not a complete list of the funky gigs in town I don’t get out much, so feel free to send me more soul gigs for the list

(free of course!).

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