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15/04/2014 - Let's Get Trivical

Let's Get Trivical!

Tuesday 15th APRIL

FREE ENTRY

Come! Be fascinated by the wonderful world of music. Win booze. Win meals.

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16/04/2014 - Sean Simmons & Adrian Stoyles

SEAN SIMMONS & ADRIAN STOYLES

PERFORM THE SONGS OF THE GIN CLUB AND THE SPOILS

WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL

8:30PM, FREE ENTRY

TOGETHER AGAIN AT LAST!

These two handsome fellows perform a selection of songs from both their bands, THE SPOILS & THE GIN CLUB in stripped back form.

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17/04/2014 - Howlin' Steam Train

HOWLIN' STEAM TRAIN

+ THE SCOUTS

**GOOD FRIDAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY EVE**

THURSDAY 17TH APRIL, FREE ENTRY

HOWLIN' STEAM TRAIN 10:45PM

THE SCOUTS 9:30PM

 

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19/04/2014 - KRISTILEE & PRESTONES

KRISTILEE & PRESTONES

SATURDAY 19TH APRIIL

2 SETS FROM 9:00PM, FREE ENTRY

Kristilee has teamed up with some of Melbourne's favourite muso's to bring you a high energy hit of bluesy, soul classics. If you love the sounds of Aretha, Etta, Janis & Big Mama Thornton, you won't want to miss these guys!

Mark Elton (Flap!) - Bass
Craig Fermanis (The Band Who Knew Too Much!) - Guitar
Rory McDougall (The Putbacks) - Drums
Kim Kelaart - Keys

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20/04/2014 - Tek Tek Ensemble

TEK TEK ENSEMBLE

MATINEE RESIDENCY (2 X SETS)

SUNDAY 20th APRIL

4:30PM, FREE ENTRY

After returning from trekking across Europe together with 6 people and an orchestra of instruments, TekTek Ensemble returns to the Spotted Mallard each sunday in April from 4:30 til 7:30. They will be sporting a new album that fills all your dancing requirements from cumbia to Indonesian pop.

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22/04/2014 - LET'S GET TRIVICAL!

Let's Get Trivical!

Tuesday 22ND APRIL

FREE ENTRY

Come! Be fascinated by the wonderful world of music. Win booze. Win meals.

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24/04/2014 - VULGARGRAD + ROWAN BLACKMORE

VULGARGRAD **LAST GIG FOR 6 MONTHS**

+ ROWAN BLACKMORE

THURSDAY 24TH APRIL

$15+BF PRESALE TICKEST AVAIL HERE

DINNER 6:30PM | SHOWTIME 9PM

DINNER RESERVATIONS (ticket holders): samanda@spottedmallard.com

VulgarGrad perform last gig for 6 months at Spotted Mallard on 24 April.
VulgarGrad gigs are an increasingly rare beast. To get your fix of Russian crime music these days you either have to wait around for gravel-throated Polish heart-throb Jacek Koman to get a break from his rigorous shooting schedule in Poland, or else get arrested in Moscow. This is your last chance for a while to catch the wild Russian oom-pah/swing/ska/punk of VulgarGrad before Jacek disappears back to Eastern Europe for a while. Slavic stardom awaits. Moody instrumental klezmer-jazz quintet the Zaporozhets are opening.
 
Sometimes good men do bad things…..
 
VulgarGrad bring you the old songs of the Russian thieves (called blatnie pesny or blatnyak), along with punk classics of the Perestroika era and a strong dose of contemporary St. Petersburg swearing ska.
 
VulgarGrad arose in Melbourne in late 2004 out of a collaboration between some of Australia’s best musicians in underground ethnic styles and the incredible vocal talents of one Australia’s most formidable stage and screen actors, Jacek Koman. Since that time they have caused a sensation on Australia’s live music and festival scene, proving that what Australian audiences really seem to need is a wild night of old-fashioned Russian criminality.  After all, if Russia and Australia have anything in common, it’s convicts.
 
Throughout the twentieth century, criminal culture always played a strong, if unofficial part in Russian cultural life, and this was never more highly developed than in the thieves’ songs, or blatnye pesni – performed by, for, and about criminals in the prisons, gulags and seedy bars of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. Famous exponents of the genre include Leonid Utesov in the 1920s and 30s, Arkady Severny and the great Vladimir Vysotsky in the 60s and 70s, while more recently, groups such as Leningrad and La-Minor have incorporated the blatnyak style and lyrical content (prison, Mama, drinking, and stealing) into their contemporary acoustic punk and ska sound.  VulgarGrad combine the best of these traditions with a dash of perestroika punk and their own inimitable brand of gulag swing to produce something that transcends the language barrier by aiming straight for your convict heritage and your dancing feet.
 
The band delivers this music with style, raucous menace, stripy shirts and a smattering of grim smiles (very important).
 
Legend of stage and screen, Jacek Koman (Children of Men, Moulin Rouge, Romulus My Father, Australia) is the genial but vengeful front man who roars with the voice of a man betrayed, and he is backed by a gang of Australia's most illustrious ex-cons drawn from bands such as The Blue Grassy Knoll, Zulya and the Children of the Underground, Croque Monsieur, Bombay Royale, and The Puta Madre Brothers. The Line-up is guitar, drums, trombone, trumpet, accordion, and watch out for the largest, most triangular instrument of them all, the mighty contrabass balalaika.
 
 

www.vulgargrad.com
www.facebook.com/vulgargrad
www.twitter.com/vulgargrad
www.youtube.com/vulgargrad

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26/04/2014 - Dallas Crane

DALLAS CRANE    **SINGLE LAUNCH**

+ CASH SAVAGE & THE LAST DRINKS

SATURDAY 26TH APRIL

ENTRY $25 + BF AVAIL HERE

DALLAS CRANE 10:45PM-11:45PM

VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TBA 9:30PM-10:15PM

DOORS / DINNER FROM 6:30PM

Following their illustrious re-launch of late 2013 with the bonafide comeback single 'I'm Sorry Darling', and a full-house headliner at the Corner Hotel earlier this year, Dallas Crane load up with single number two, ‘Disillusioned' from their forthcoming studio album due for general release in the coming months.

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27/04/2014 - Tek Tek Ensemble

TEK TEK ENSEMBLE

MATINEE RESIDENCY (2 X SETS)

SUNDAY 27th APRIL

4:30PM, FREE ENTRY

After returning from trekking across Europe together with 6 people and an orchestra of instruments, TekTek Ensemble returns to the Spotted Mallard each sunday in April from 4:30 til 7:30. They will be sporting a new album that fills all your dancing requirements from cumbia to Indonesian pop.

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04/05/2014 - The Seven Ups

THE SEVEN UPS

SUNDAY 4TH MAY

MATINEE RESIDENCY

2 X SETS FROM 4:30PM

Deep Funk and BAD Afro! Blending influences from 1970s Nigerian Afrobeat with the deepest of street Funk, The Seven Ups are the original 8-piece party band. Expect unrestrained solos by unkempt horns over an unpretentious rhythm section whose only interest is laying it down!

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