China Beach
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

China Beach

China Beach have been smashing out 2018 and as the year comes to a close the band set their sights on Mildura.
Come say farewell and relish the last opportunity to see them play in Melbourne before they hit the road.

China Beach are in the process of recording a full length album to be released in 2019 and will be playing this album in it's entire form at the Edinburgh Castle.
Come hear multiple sets with new songs and old, the entire shebangalang
1.5 hrs of China Beach at the Edinburgh Castle.

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Sonia Serin
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Sonia Serin

'A Special Friday evening trip to Edinburgh'

Sonia Serin, who is warm, soulful, playful and passionate, is a progressive Australian female acoustic guitarist, singer-songwriter, drummer and pianist from Melbourne- Australia. Internationally praised with residencies in Camden-London, and an international scope to her concerns; her soulful music conveys the urgency of polarising times and fresh perspectives.
Sonia's performances can be described as a new genre of 'acoustica'. A very stylish percussive sound that is swiftly collated with sophisticated rhythm and moody guitar melodic styles

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DJ Murph
Dec
14
to Dec 15

DJ Murph

Not much is considered off the tables when this guy spins. Expect a whole heap of vintage Soul and 50’s & 60’s R’n’B mixed with a healthy dose of the classic and the obscure from every era and genre. Music with soul for the heart and the feet.

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Pablo Pace Band
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Pablo Pace Band


Pablo Pace consists of four young musical artists from Albury, who pride their music as a swift combination of indie rock with occasional accentuated offbeats, providing a groovy reggae feel. Their influences root deep into the 70's including bands like The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, along with modern music inspirations including Ocean Alley, DMA's and Smith Street Band. After their first single, 'Aurora', came 10th on the triple j Unearthed charts, shortly followed by, 'Pretty Hair, coming 5th, Pablo Pace continued creating dreamy melodies faster than they could play them. With this, their sets are composed of mainly originals, with various well known covers throughout.

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// Instagram // triple j Unearthed

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DJ Lady Blades
Dec
15
to Dec 16

DJ Lady Blades

DJ Lady Blades will be spinning her unique mix of  Stompin Rhythm and Blues, 60's dancers, Surf, Exotica, Garage, Latin shakers, soul screamers and a whole heap of dirty rock n roll,

Specialising in Mexican Rocanrol from the 50's and 60's. She has travelled Mexico a few times to collect and spin records in a few of Mexico's smokey 60's Garage a Go Go and Rockabilly Rocanrol record hops. .. you'll get a mix of much loved and little-heard rarities she's collected along the way!

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Cold Irons Bound
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Cold Irons Bound

Cold Irons Bound play their last show of 2018 at the EC on Sunday December 16 at 4pm. Whilst the open tunings and earthy sensibility of their debut album are still in the band’s DNA, they’ve rediscovered a love for twelve string chime on their new record, “Don’t Lose Your Mind”. A mix of classic Indie and Americana, cooked up in Melbourne’s inner north.

Website // Facebook

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Uncomfortable Science
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Uncomfortable Science

With a whiteboard and a pen, Lachlan Mitchell directs an improvised jam away from one chord and ambiguity, with a stellar cast, Barney Mccall (award winning pianist), Paul Bender (from hiatus status) and Nick Martyn (one of Australia’s most mind numbingly good drummers).

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The Flaming Mongrels
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Flaming Mongrels


Bringing together some of Australia's finest musicians, The Flaming Mongrels features luminaries of the Melbourne country and blues scene. The ensemble brings a fresh new sound to the Melbourne music scene, cross-pollinating outlaw country, down-home blues, jazz and swing, while retaining a unique and individualistic sound.

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DJ Lady Love Potion
Dec
21
to Dec 22

DJ Lady Love Potion

Lady Love Potion brings a stack of 60s girl group soul and rocknroll and likes to play music that makes romance happen.

She'll nod to the new wave, pull out some down under nuggets and then return you to your childhood roller disco.

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Jheli Emmett
Dec
22
5:00 PM17:00

Jheli Emmett

Jheli Emmett is a 90s revival dream combined with your hippy parents favourite folk bands from the 60s. Guitar driven, and vocals like pearls on sandpaper, step into a distant familiarity; influenced by Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey & Nirvana

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DJ Simon Laxton
Dec
22
to Dec 23

DJ Simon Laxton

Simon Laxton plays wilder underground sounds  from the 50's and  60's. He genre hops (Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, Soul, Early Funk, Popcorn, authentic R&B, Rocksteady, Ska, Garage and more)

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Brian Campeau
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Brian Campeau

Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. Some don’t like his sense of humour.

Originally from Canada, he’s been in Australia since 2003. He tends not to like being compared to other artists, but sees some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others say he sounds angelic. That’s pretty nice.

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Caroline No
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Caroline No

Caroline No is a project built around the songs of Caroline Kennedy (guitar and vocals) of Plums / Deadstar fame, with Ian Wadley (Mad Nanna, Bird Blobs, St Helens) on drums, then guitar, then moving to bass a few gigs ago with the arrival of David McMillan (Dag) on drums. Other drummers include Nick Imfeld (Tyrannamen), Mladen Milinković (Lalić) and Paul Williams (Panel Of Judges) while Dion Nania (Free Time), Pat Ridgewell (Small World Experience) and Esther Edquist (Sweet Whirl) just some of the former bassplayers. Occasional keyboard player Helen Johnstone (Garbage and the Flowers) first appeared during the recording of what became the No Language cassette, which has just been rereleased on vinyl by Cincinnati label Students Of Decay.

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Team Love
Dec
28
6:00 PM18:00

Team Love

Your fave Alt Country buds, Team Love, are back from the chilly Wombat State Forest for a lovely spring eve in Brunswick. Country ballads, rocking duets and four part harmonies, this is a hootenanny is not to be missed.

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Jheli Emmett
Dec
29
5:00 PM17:00

Jheli Emmett

Jheli Emmett is a 90s revival dream combined with your hippy parents favourite folk bands from the 60s. Guitar driven, and vocals like pearls on sandpaper, step into a distant familiarity; influenced by Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey & Nirvana

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Alex Watts
Dec
30
5:00 PM17:00

Alex Watts

Continuing a mercurial run on the back of the killer debut album Another Step In The Dark, indie pop singer Alex Watts will perform a special stripped back show at The Edinburgh Castle on Saturday December 22nd. Appearing in duo mode with guitarist and singer Moz McKenzie, the pair will harmonise throughout two sets, showcasing material new and old. Not to be missed.

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Georgia Fields w/ Merpire
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Georgia Fields w/ Merpire

Melbourne's alt-pop darling Georgia Fields takes up residency in the The Edinburgh Castle for Sunday afternoons in January.

Joined by an array of special guests, Georgia will delve deep into material from her 10+ year career, as well as share new, yet-to-be-recorded songs. Expect duets, singalongs, and Fields' infamous onstage charm.

Following a year of almost non-stop touring (which included appearances at Tasmania's Festival of Voices and the Mullum Music Festival), these Sunday shows will be Georgia's last before she takes a hiatus to welcome her second child into the world.

Support comes from:

6th January - Merpire
13th January - Josh The Cat
20th January - Coda Chroma
27th January - Phia

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Flying Engine Trio
Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

Flying Engine Trio

Local Melbourne based purveyors of traditional dance and social music from the southern states of America ‘Flying Engine Trio’ play an eclectic mix of driving & hypnotic Old Time Appalachian Stringband music, Mountain Blues & Ballads and Traditional Cajun/Creole 2-Steps & Waltz’s from Southwest Louisiana Acoustic, up-tempo dance music! Also great for not dancing to!

Featuring:

Craig Woodward (fiddle/clawhammer banjo/Cajun accordion/vocal)

Liam Wratten (fiddle/clawhammer banjo/Cajun triangle)

Susan Shaw (guitar/mandolin/vocal)

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Georgia Fields w/ Josh The Cat
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Georgia Fields w/ Josh The Cat

Melbourne's alt-pop darling Georgia Fields takes up residency in the The Edinburgh Castle for Sunday afternoons in January.

Joined by an array of special guests, Georgia will delve deep into material from her 10+ year career, as well as share new, yet-to-be-recorded songs. Expect duets, singalongs, and Fields' infamous onstage charm.

Following a year of almost non-stop touring (which included appearances at Tasmania's Festival of Voices and the Mullum Music Festival), these Sunday shows will be Georgia's last before she takes a hiatus to welcome her second child into the world.

Support comes from:

6th January - Merpire
13th January - Josh The Cat
20th January - Coda Chroma
27th January - Phia

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Georgia Fields w/ Phia
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Georgia Fields w/ Phia

Melbourne's alt-pop darling Georgia Fields takes up residency in the The Edinburgh Castle for Sunday afternoons in January.

Joined by an array of special guests, Georgia will delve deep into material from her 10+ year career, as well as share new, yet-to-be-recorded songs. Expect duets, singalongs, and Fields' infamous onstage charm.

Following a year of almost non-stop touring (which included appearances at Tasmania's Festival of Voices and the Mullum Music Festival), these Sunday shows will be Georgia's last before she takes a hiatus to welcome her second child into the world.

Support comes from:

6th January - Merpire
13th January - Josh The Cat
20th January - Coda Chroma
27th January - Phia

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Twilight in Tulsa
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Twilight in Tulsa


Honkytonk is their currency and they crank it out generously. Twilight in Tulsa are in it purely for the fun they get to have with each other and their audience. Drawing from the songbooks of the early Americana greats including Patsy, Johnny, Hank, Wanda Ray and Leroy as well as original material, the musicianship is fine and the delivery is engaging. This is the second residency that Twilight in Tulsa have had at the Edinburgh Castle. They love this gig for the great vibe that infuses the crowd inciting people to dance and strangers to say howdy. A Sunday arvo in the beer garden with the Twilights is food for the soul upon which to draw your weekend to a close and herald the new week. Dig it!

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Ben Delves Trio
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Ben Delves Trio

The Ben Delves Trio are hitting up the Edinburgh Castle to bring you their hard bopping jazz heroics. On Saturday the 8th of December come and enjoy some of Melbourne's tallest boppers at one of Melbourne's best bars! Ben Delves, Ollie Cox, and Monty Shnier, will be joined by a special guest artist, you don’t want to miss this!

Website

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Uncomfortable Science
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Uncomfortable Science

With a whiteboard and a pen, Lachlan Mitchell directs an improvised jam away from one chord and ambiguity, with a stellar cast, Barney Mccall (award winning pianist), Paul Bender (from hiatus status) and Nick Martyn (one of Australia’s most mind numbingly good drummers).

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Sunday Sip and Sing Karaoke w/ Mrs Smith and Sparxs
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sip and Sing Karaoke w/ Mrs Smith and Sparxs

Love Sparx and Mrs Smith’s audio rounds?
Love a Sunday?
Love a sing?
Love a sip?
Yes. We all get to sing them; solos, duets, groups, everyone!
Because everyone deserves to shine.
Join Mrs Smith vs Sparx first Sunday of the Month, alternating between The
Edinburgh Castle and Wesley-Anne for drink prizes and seize your moment to
sparkle.
Mics up at 3pm mics drop 6pm.

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DJ Tardisco
Dec
1
to Dec 2

DJ Tardisco

Time and relative dimentions in sound

Remember when you were young and your dad would be playing music, and every once in a while a song would come on that nailed it. Thats TARDISCO. Sharyn and Nick play some songs you know and some obscure, without the prejudice of time.

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Ben Carter
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Ben Carter

After honing his skills busking the city streets of Melbourne, Carter turned his attention to writing, recording and playing his own brand of folk and country blues to venues and festivals across Victoria. His one man band live show with acoustic guitar, foot drums and harmonica goes from soaring slide guitar and blues hollers to folk song ballads.

His reinterpretation of old time country blues aims to pay tribute to iconic bluesman of a bygone era such as Skip James, Fred Mcdowell and Robert Johnson, as well as providing a swag of original folk songs.

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DJ Chris Xynos
Nov
30
to Dec 1

DJ Chris Xynos

Chris has been doing a regular show on PBS since 2014 his collection of vinyl is uptempo feel good Soul music (old school as well as plenty from the local scene) & kitsch 80's.
Toe tapping, hip swinging, booty shaking tunes that will get you out of your seat and moving and grooving no matter how you try to resist

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Kerryn Feilds
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Kerryn Feilds


Kerryn Fields powerful songs, baritone brilliance and string-plucking virtuosity leave audiences transfixed, crying, laughing and dipping their fingers into all the layers of the universe - after which they lick them in public, because this life is kind of delicious.

She’s also very funny.

“A joyous presence” – TheMusic

Website // Youtube

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Last Leaves
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Last Leaves

Formed from the scattered remains of The Lucksmiths, Last Leaves combine songwriter Marty Donald’s lyrical sleight-of-hand with the jangle and racket of his former band mates Louis Richter and Mark Monnone, and drummer Noah Symons of Great Earthquake fame. In late-2017, Last Leaves released their debut album Other Towns Than Ours to a resounding chorus of hurrahs.

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Moreland City Soul Revue
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

Moreland City Soul Revue

The Moreland City Soul Revue has become as much an institution in this great city of Moreland as bike paths, yarn-bombing at Jewel Station, and out of control plastic fires at recycling depots. Musically, they're as reliable as paying council rates but a lot sexier. And when frontman Paul Slattery really lets loose with his whopping soul voice, he does about as much good work as those hi-vis council road workers, only with a lot more efficiency. Most importantly, MCSR knows about accountability, at all levels of soul and groove, and have been consistently not only meeting, but exceeding melodic and harmonic KPI's for over 10 years.

Website // Instagram // Facebook

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DJ Halfprice Hancock
Nov
24
to Nov 25

DJ Halfprice Hancock

Half Price Hancock plays wave after wave of exotic, hypnotic and cosmically erotic tunes to creep you out and shake you off.

Rock n Roll, Nigerian Soul, Egyptian Jazz and Trash Blues are all part of the flotsam and jetsam washing up on this lonesome island.

Spit yer teeth out and dig a hole, children!

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Slim Dime
Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Slim Dime

Slim Dime are an acoustic duo featuring old-time mountain sounds, seamless harmonies and some mighty-fine pickin’. They make music that sounds as though it’s always existed somewhere on a mountaintop, “the arrangements and performances are utterly engaging and, because of the nature of the material, altogether timeless.”

Website

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DJ Lady Blades
Nov
23
to Nov 24

DJ Lady Blades

DJ Lady Blades will be spinning her unique mix of  Stompin Rhythm and Blues, 60's dancers, Surf, Exotica, Garage, Latin shakers, soul screamers and a whole heap of dirty rock n roll,

Specialising in Mexican Rocanrol from the 50's and 60's. She has travelled Mexico a few times to collect and spin records in a few of Mexico's smokey 60's Garage a Go Go and Rockabilly Rocanrol record hops. .. you'll get a mix of much loved and little-heard rarities she's collected along the way!

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Entropy Quartet
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Entropy Quartet

Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes. The ensemble perform mostly original material but their sets are also peppered with creative interpretations of well known pop music, from the likes of The Beatles, Radiohead, and Bjork amongst others. The band draws influence from a broad spectrum of musical sources, ranging from Jazz, to classical,

to electronic music. They released their debut EP Live (recorded live at Bennetts Lane) in 2015, and followed with their first full-length studio release S>0, launched at Uptown Jazz Cafe at the end of 2017. Entropy Quartet have been played on radio programs across the country, and performed live on PBS' Impressions program. The ensemble regularly play at various venues around Melbourne, and are currently working toward their second studio release in 2019."

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Emilia
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Emilia

EMILIA is coming to The Edi Castle with her sultry jazzy voice playing deliciously dirty grooves and wild horn-like improvisations for another Soul Party!
Coming back from playing an international jazz festival in August and just on the tail-end of releasing her debut single 'Feel', Emilia blends a perfect mix of her classic Soul and Jazz background, her voice has been likened to a mix of Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Kimbra, and Esperanza Spalding and is kicking up a storm in the Melbourne music scene with her soul-defying music.

Facebook // Instagram

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Sean Lee McCoy
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Sean Lee McCoy

Sean Lee McCoy is a Traditional Country/folk/blues musician from Melbourne, Victoria. Sean Is joined by Peter Baylor and Rick Dempster (Dancehall Rackateers) to call out tunes from
the Appalachia mountains to the Tin Pan Alley. Harmonica, fiddle, guitars, steel guitar and banjo are expected to be picked up and put down throughout the show. Whether it's the high lonesome yodels, eye watering waltzes or the swingin' down low blues, Sean Lee McCoy is as refreshing as he is authentic in celebrating a golden age of American music.

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DJ Learntables
Nov
17
to Nov 18

DJ Learntables

Professor Learntables, MD (Master of the Dance-floor) presents:

The History of Music According To Professor Learntables. 

Squeeze into your dancing pants for an evening of toe-tapping and finger-snapping as the Professor slips a disc or two of his quality selections. 

Something for the hard-steppers and chin-strokers alike... 

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Nancy Cole and Ezekiel Sneezed
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

Nancy Cole and Ezekiel Sneezed

Ezekiel Sneezed are a folk duo that fuse different acoustic instruments with haunting harmonies. Their music has a dark tinge, and often inspires comparisons to that of Nick Drake and Elliott Smith. They play for the first time at the Ed Castle alongside Nancy Cole (solo), a folk-pop outfit who sing sweet and cynical songs about love, friendship, and bitterness. After two horizon-expanding years in Barcelona, Ezekiel has returned to Melbourne, and is teaming up with Nancy Cole for the first time for an afternoon of melody at the Ed

Ezekiel Sneezed:

Facebook // Soundcloud

Nancy Cole:

Bandcamp

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DJ Lady Blades
Nov
16
to Nov 17

DJ Lady Blades

DJ Lady Blades will be spinning her unique mix of  Stompin Rhythm and Blues, 60's dancers, Surf, Exotica, Garage, Latin shakers, soul screamers and a whole heap of dirty rock n roll,

Specialising in Mexican Rocanrol from the 50's and 60's. She has travelled Mexico a few times to collect and spin records in a few of Mexico's smokey 60's Garage a Go Go and Rockabilly Rocanrol record hops. .. you'll get a mix of much loved and little-heard rarities she's collected along the way!

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Tasha Zappala
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Tasha Zappala

Australian singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala unlocks a raw mixture of post-folk blues that synthesizes the atmosphere of a local coffee shop where the lighting is warm & the ambiance is nothing short of enticing. Her intense gypsy-folk melodies will at one moment materialize into dainty falsettos, and at the next into a throaty, growling chest tone. Soulful and spine-tingling, ethereal and evocative, Zappala weaves abstracted tales of foggy memories and days adrift.

Website // Facebook

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Ben Alter
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Ben Alter


With honest lyrics synced to an indie rock and chamber pop sound, Alter seeks to create an experience that transports individuals to a sense of familiar nostalgia and a bliss of inhibited wonder, while at the same time tell a story of past troubles- and the redemption of those times.

In a culture of constant movement and busyness, Alter’s music reminds us to take a deep breath and remember the innocence of being ourselves. The vulnerable undertones of his unique voice immerses listeners with a hopeful safeguard of better days. For a moment listening, his struggles are our struggles and his victories are our victories and his joys are our joys- and even though his music is essentially his story shared, it is one we can all understand.

Facebook // Instagram // triple j unearthed

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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Mrs Smith's Trivia

Mrs Smith's Trivia Every Wednesday night 8pm for one of the best trivia nights in Melbourne. 

Win JC Disco lamp, Jugs of beer, bottles of wine and meals at the EC.  A fast game is a good game!
 

Call 03 9386 7580 to book a table.

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Twilight in Tulsa
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Twilight in Tulsa


Honkytonk is their currency and they crank it out generously. Twilight in Tulsa are in it purely for the fun they get to have with each other and their audience. Drawing from the songbooks of the early Americana greats including Patsy, Johnny, Hank, Wanda Ray and Leroy as well as original material, the musicianship is fine and the delivery is engaging. This is the second residency that Twilight in Tulsa have had at the Edinburgh Castle. They love this gig for the great vibe that infuses the crowd inciting people to dance and strangers to say howdy. A Sunday arvo in the beer garden with the Twilights is food for the soul upon which to draw your weekend to a close and herald the new week. Dig it!

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DJ Chips and Salad
Nov
10
to Nov 11

DJ Chips and Salad

Nobody wants Steamed veggies. Everybody wants Chips and Salads! 

Indie miserablism meets party hip hop. Kraut, synth, a shallow knowledge of dub reggae, two Beyonce records, awkward house music and a bunch of Alt. hits and memories. Like if Jive Bunny did the Stranger Things Soundtrack

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SNAJ
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

SNAJ

SnaJ is an instrumental trio (sax/drums/bass) which plays original groove based compositions. The idea behind the group was to play tunes based on odd-time signatures and interesting melodies with the goal of making them still feel funky and accessible. The group was formed in 2017 and since the start of this year we have been gigging regularly in bars and pubs around Melbourne.

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Mayhem
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Mayhem

Mayhem are a four-piece string band, two parts Hobart, one part Darwin, one part Northcote. Playing all original songs, Mayhem share a love of good tunes and sweet harmonies.

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