Markets, Comedy, Music – Seven Days of Springtime Events

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September 1, 2011 5:00 pmtoSeptember 7, 2011 11:00 pm

Ahh Melbourne, Spring has sprung and the weekends are already so big that they now include Monday. In fact Monday is the new Friday. Actually I don’t know what day of the week it is any more (clearly). I’m hung over and it’s a Wednesday. So I think the best thing for as to all do right now is just take it one day at a time.

Stone Rocks
Stonefield are four sisters who grew up on a diet of Zepplin, Zappa and Hendrix jamming together in the garage, making there parents proud. The result is one of the most rocking family bands to ever come out of Australia. Amy Findlay’s vocals manage to be both familiar and comforting, they make no apologies for their influences and have a lot of fun. I reckon they sound a bit like Baby Animals and Gossip. Bound to be making appearances in the festival circuit in summers to come, you can see them tonight at the East Brunswick Club.
What: A Whole Lot Of Love
Where: East Brunswick Club 280 Lygon Street, East Brunswick
When: Thurs 1 Sept, doors open 8:30pm
Tickets: http://eastbrunswickclub.com and on the door

Thumbs Up TÅX
Some of Melbourne’s finest post-punk bands will be rousing a crowd with classic power riffs and viking beats creating the perfect atmosphere to jam your body back and forth. Grace Darling’s bandroom floor is going to shake.
What: TÅX + Absolute Boys + Repairs + Angel Eyes
Where: The Grace Darling, 114 Smith St, Collingwood
When: Fri 2 September
Web: http://thegracedarlinghotel.com.au/home/gig-guide-3/

Louis CK
Louis CK is a legend of comedy. Ricky Gervais dubbed him the funniest man working in the United States. He forever changed people’s lives by telling them to suck a bag of dicks. He’s playing two shows at the Athenaeum this Friday. Ticket’s on gumtree and eBay.
What: Comedian’s Comedian
Where: Athenaeum theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne
When: Friday 2 Sept, 7pm and 9:3pm

Hard to Bare
Speaking of sucking on things “adventurer” Bear Grylls is a doing what he does best, no not needlessly killing wild animals and drinking his own urine, he’s staying in a hotel then leaving it to tell stories to an audience. If that sounds like your cup of tea you can see him at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Dressing up in a bear costume is optional.
What: Stories
Where: The Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
When: Sat 3 Sept from 7pm
Web: www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/130046C8B96DAD59?artistid=1599144&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=53

To Markets, To Markets
This weekend sees the return of two of my favourite markets – Fitzroy Community and Red Hill. Fitzroy’s a trash ‘n’ treasure with local stallholders and buskers, while Red Hill’s it’s classier aunt, with crafts and top-notch farmer’s produce set in a picture perfect location above Mornington. They’re both on this Saturday, why not go to both? Catch a flick at Dromana Drive-In on the way back.
What: Markets
When: First Saturday of the month, 8am – 1pm
Where: Fitzroy Primary School, Cnr Napier and Fitzroy St’s, Fitzroy

Red Hill Recreation Reserve, 10a Satu Rd, Mornington

Hear It Through The Great Vines
An experience that has actual potential to be wild, authentic and entertaining is The Vines at the HiFi Bar. They aren’t doing anything revolutionary with there now album ‘Future Primative’ but it is a superbly crafted offering written by a band passionate about making the best music they can.
What: Music
Where: Hi Fi Bar, 125 Swanston St, Melbourne
When: Saturday 3 Sept, doors open 8:30pm
Tickets: $33.00

Number One
This is your last chance to see A Number by Caryl Churchill. It’s had some pretty wonderful reviews like this “Catherine Hill’s direction marshalls an incredibly nuanced, emotionally detailed performance…the production sinks its hooks deeply into the skin of everything you thought you knew about family – and acting doesn’t really get much better than this….4.5(/5) stars” from Behind the Curtain’s Cameron Woodhead.
What: Theatre
Where: Theatre Husk,  161a Heidleberg Rd, Northcote
When: Now until Sunday 4 September

Wolfy and The Bat Cubs are the latest in what’s becoming a long list of amazing bands from Bendigo; they have an awesome name, cool jackets, are easy on the eyes and are playing delightful 60s-esque groves at the Workers Club as part of a Monday night residency all September. Entry is $2.
What: Musics
Where: The Workers Club, 51 Brusnwick St, Fitzroy
When: Mondays in September

Dancer in the Dark
With the lights out it’s less dangerous. Upstairs at 250 George Street people from all walks of life meet in a dark church hall and dance like nobody is watching for no other reason the sheer joy of movement. No Lights No Lycra is a place where you can let go and shake out the stresses of the week in a friendly, non-threatening alcohol-free environment. Entry is $5
What: You dancing
Where: 250 George St Fitzroy
When: Tuesdays 7:15PM

Trail of the Wednesday
Releasing their seventh album, ‘…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’ (AKA Trail of Dead) are widely heralded as one of the defining indie acts of the decade. They’re bringing their reputation for energetic and un-restrained concerts, which are commonly know to end with them trashing their instruments, to the shores of The Corner Hotel. This cult alt-rock band has been around since the early 90‘s and have made many journeys to Australia, each time leaving those who see them with a smile on their face. Get ready for a set jammed packed full of heavy guitars and relentless percussion. Support from iconic Melbourne post rockers Laura.
What: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead [USA]
Where: Corner Hotel, 57 Swan St, Richmond
When: Wednesday 7 Sept
Web: www.cornerhotel.com/?id=giglist



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