Northcote Social Club July Listings

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What: FRANCOLIN (album launch) with Aleks & The Ramps and What: Scotdrakula

When: Saturday 14 July, 8:30pm
Price: $12 (+ $3 bf)

Three minutes at a time, Melbourne’s Francolin play pop-music to bring colour, energy, and joy to hopeful, celebratory short stories. Blending Motown pop and calypso with fluidity and energy, Swedish-born Staffan Guinane writes for cold and warm nights, doubts and shaky certainties, life and after-life, and whatever lies in between.

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What: JAY HOAD (two sets) – Matinee Show
When: Sunday 15 July, 2:00pm
Price: $15 (+ $3 bf)

Walkabout fish Records are excited to announce that Fijian-born, didgeridoo and stringed instrument virtuoso, Jay Hoad, is bringing his unique show back to Victoria for this show. Jay has spent the last six years touring the globe, keeping up a relentless touring schedule whilst passionately learning about third world culture and every style of music he can sink his teeth into. The result is a very funky and high-energy show that sees Jay sitting in a cockpit of instruments including didgeridoo, Weissenborn lap steel, dulcimer, dulsitar, cigar box guitar, bass, harmonica, ocarina, djembe, percussion, loops, voice and then some.

What: ‘Monday Night Mass’ feat. GREAT EARTHQUAKE, TINY SPIDERS (QLD) and LITTLE KILLING
When: Monday 16 July, 6:00pm
Price: Free entry

Monday Night Mass sees the band room door thrown open for a free 3 band extravaganza from the deepest caverns of Melbourne’s underground. Every week we’ll be bringing you some of Melbourne’s loudest, brashest and most brazen local offerings. From 6pm smash a Chicken Parma or Veggie Burger for the bargain price of $15 and Jugs of Draught all night for $12. If that’s not holy economic communion we don’t know what is. Come and hear why the Social Club band room is regarded as one of the best sounding rooms in town and have your face melted by some of Melbourne’s finest. Bands start from 8.30, kitchen open till 9.30, free pool, heated deck and smoking area till close.

What: BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH with The Trouble With Templeton
When: Tuesday 17 July, 8:00pm
Price: $20 (+ $3 bf)

Artist Voice is delighted to announce Benjamin Francis Leftwich on his debut tour of Australia this July. Fresh from touring with The Jezebels in the US and having signed to Vagrant Records for North America, the 21-year-old UK song smith released his top 20 (UK) debut album ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’ last year. He has played no less than 26 festival dates in the last 12 months and also completed a 28 date European headline tour.

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What: MILLIONS (EP tour) with Step Panther and Les Garçons
When: Friday 20 July, 8:30pm
Price: $12 (+ $3 bf)

In a history spanning less than 18 months, Brisbane four-piece Millions have been unearthed by triple j, playing at 2011’s Splendour In The Grass festival. Kicking off 2012 in fine form, including a performance at Brisbane’s No Years Festival, followed by a killer set at the Gold Coast Big Day Out. Millions were also supported by dynamic songs ‘Those Girls’, ‘Guru’ and ‘Slow Burner’.

What: THE CAIROS (‘Colours Like Features Tour’) with The Preachers and Les Garçons
When: Saturday 21 July, 8:30pm
Price: $12 (+ $3 bf)

Touring non-stop around Australia since the release of their new EP ‘Colours Like Features’ in April this year, Brisbane’s The Cairos have announced this new batch of east coast shows. Having supported Bluejuice in April, Mutemath in May and Deep Sea Arcade in June, The Cairos are set to enjoy this headline spot with Sydney’s The Preachers opening their shows in each city.

What: THE SPHERES (single launch) with Ollie Olsen
When: Sunday 22 July, 2:00pm
Price: $10 on the door

The Spheres are an experimental AV ensemble from Melbourne. A cadre of five, comprised of musicians, film makers and animators, they are interested in exploring the cross over between live music and visual projection. First forming in 2002, the band quickly joined Melbourne’s experimental music scene. Initially playing loosely composed musical scores to visuals dubbed to video, more recent performances have included additional ensemble members mixing and sequencing visual loops and silent short films live with an inventory of computers, distribution amplifiers and a tangled web of leads carrying signal paths to multiple projectors.

What: ‘Monday Night Mass’ feat. LOWER PLENTY, THE CLITS and MILK TEDDY JAMS
When: Monday 23 July, 6:00pm
Price: Free entry

Monday Night Mass sees the band room door thrown open for a free 3 band extravaganza from the deepest caverns of Melbourne’s underground. Every week we’ll be bringing you some of Melbourne’s loudest, brashest and most brazen local offerings. From 6pm smash a Chicken Parma or Veggie Burger for the bargain price of $15 and Jugs of Draught all night for $12. If that’s not holy economic communion we don’t know what is. Come and hear why the Social Club band room is regarded as one of the best sounding rooms in town and have your face melted by some of Melbourne’s finest. Bands start from 8.30, kitchen open till 9.30, free pool, heated deck and smoking area till close.

What: THE ELECTRIC GENERALS
When: Tuesday 24 July, 7:30pm
Price: $15 (+ $3 bf)

Get ready as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved acts kick out the jams prior to their Splendour In The Grass festival appearance…

What: DON WALKER with Roy Payne
When: Thursday 26 July, 8:00pm
Price: $30 (+ $3 bf)

Tales and songs, some old, some new. Don Walker sings the words. Dance beats and sonics courtesy of the Suave Fucks. The Cold Chisel member’s songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to “regional towns – maybe the race-track end of things – and the spaces between”, for thirty years, through solo albums and shows, a couple of albums with Tex Don and Charlie, back to his youth as a member of Cold Chisel. This tour will feature new songs among the old.

What: THE JOE KINGS (album launch) with Buckley Ward and Voxangelica
When: Friday 27 July 2012 8:30pm
Price: $12 on the door

The Joe Kings are one of the most exciting exponents of the bustling Perth music scene. With Beat naming them “one of the greatest new acts of the year”, they won the ‘Favourite Newcomer’ award at the 2010 WAMIs (previous winners have included Tame Impala, Birds Of Tokyo and The Panics), sold out shows, and have played numerous festival slots in WA. Now they venture out of their comfortable west coast surroundings on a national tour in support of their debut album.

What: ‘Monday Night Mass’ feat. BODIES, SPERMAIDS and TTTDC
When: Monday 30 July, 6:00pm
Price: Free entry

Monday Night Mass sees the band room door thrown open for a free 3 band extravaganza from the deepest caverns of Melbourne’s underground. Every week we’ll be bringing you some of Melbourne’s loudest, brashest and most brazen local offerings. From 6pm smash a Chicken Parma or Veggie Burger for the bargain price of $15 and Jugs of Draught all night for $12. If that’s not holy economic communion we don’t know what is. Come and hear why the Social Club band room is regarded as one of the best sounding rooms in town and have your face melted by some of Melbourne’s finest. Bands start from 8.30, kitchen open till 9.30, free pool, heated deck and smoking area till close.

What: ‘The Last Tuesday Society’ feat. LIST OPERATORS, BRON BATTEN, POET LAUREATE TELIA NEVILLE, VICTORIA HEALY and ASH FLANDERS (Sixxters Grimm) with host RICHARD HIGGINS
When: Tuesday 31 July, 7:30pm
Price: $12 for concession or $15 full, on the door only

The Last Tuesday Society is proud as punch to present their Northcote Social Club special! The July show presents the likes of: The List Operators, fresh from the Sydney Opera House; Bron Batten via Chicago, Sydney and Cairns; direct from the MTC, Ash Flanders (Sixxters Grimm); Poet Laureate Telia Nevile; and Victoria Healy, plus heaps more to be announced! Hosted by Mr Richard JG Higgins and featuring the ultimate in alt performance, the Last Tuesday will have you stuck to the sticky carpet in sheer bloody wonder.

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