Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Othrship (SYD) + Brenda

Othrship: othrship.bandcamp.com
Othrship is the solo project of guitarist, banjoist and singer Henry Manuell (Low Down Riders, The Rider). Hailing from Sydney the band play a blend of psychedelic rock mixed with alternative.

Brenda: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/brenda
BRENDA is a gunky soup of funk, soul and indie rock, recorded straight to the trash bin in his desktop. With Influences such as The Menahan Street Band, Mac "the" Marco and Ween, Brenda serves up Diagon Alley style jams. 'Think Nothing Of It', which came out in January 2017, set the tone for a delirious hang, while his second offering 'You're No Barry White', released in July of the same year, continues the series in a turn for the worst. Keep your ears peeled for round three! Buon appetite!

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Ruby Gill + Keegan Joyce + Gena Rose Bruce
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ruby Gill + Keegan Joyce + Gena Rose Bruce

how many songwriters does it take to change a lightbulb? three, in this case, if the lightbulb in question is the one perched precariously atop the old piano on the some velvet morning stage in clifton hill. 

come illuminate some bits of the human condition with Ruby GillKeegan JoyceGena Rose Bruce and the photons kindly sponsored by the invention of electricity. 

doors at 7pm, wine all night, whine until about 11pm. wintery solstice songs coming your way. 

ps. to manage expectations, we are not electricians, nor self-sufficient, and cannot change the lightbulbs. we'll sing though.

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SOLD OUT Alana Wilkinson + Ella Belfanti
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD OUT Alana Wilkinson + Ella Belfanti

After a summer of music festivals, house concerts and shows around Australia and New Zealand, Alana Wilkinson has landed back in Melbourne for the winter. Shifting the focus from live show to notebook and studio, Alana is set to spend this winter writing and working on her next EP. You're invited to be a part of this intimate show and hear some never before heard tunes and the EP tracks before they are released.

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Meiwa 'Wonder' Single Launch
Jun
29
8:30 PM20:30

Meiwa 'Wonder' Single Launch

TIckets: $10

Join Meiwa and special guests for an intimate debut release of 'Wonder'.

‘Wonder’ takes you on a mesmerizing journey as Meiwa expresses her heartfelt emotions with vulnerability, authentic candor, and touchingly beautiful vocals.

Canadian singer-songwriter Meiwa has earned international praise with her maturely thoughtful lyricism and subtly sophisticated, genre-melding creativity that reflects an artist who is adroitly expanding her musical horizons.

"I love the natural character of “Wonder,” its ability to be emotionally resonating, but not lose its charm and free-spirit."
- The Permanent Rain Press

Listen to 'Wonder' now: http://www.soundcloud.com/meiwamusic/wonder

Special guests: 8:30pm
Meiwa: 9:30pm
 

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Charlie Belle + Lola Sola
Jun
30
8:30 PM20:30

Charlie Belle + Lola Sola

Charlie Belle (www.charliebellemusic.com) is a band local to the Live Music Capital of the World— Austin, TX. With over 120 individual press placements, Charlie Belle's debut EP Get To Know hit the industry with a bang. However, a lot can happen in three years and with a bit more musical maturity under their belts, The duo has spent the last year writing and recording two 5-song EPs close to home. This will be a rare show played at the end of a semester abroad, and won't be anything shy of what WIRED Magazine calls “the most infectious kind of power-pop.”

Lola Sola (https://www.facebook.com/lolasola.music) will be joining, bring some friends and have a grand time :)

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Oliver Downes + Turbo
Jul
1
6:00 PM18:00

Oliver Downes + Turbo

Singer-songwriter Oliver Downes is going into the studio in early July to begin recording his second album of original music. Having corralled some of Melbourne's finest young jazz musicians together, he'll be trying out some new material as well as new arrangements of some old.

'...Soaring melodies and sharp wit in equal measure’ (Tone Deaf)

Turbo plays lusciously haunting piano art. Thoughtful & spacious, she gently stirs a cauldron of classical-infused antifolk & poetic piano pop. Turbo’s brew is potent, her storytelling captivating, & leaves audiences drunk on song.

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Anthonie Tonnon (NZ) + James Fahy
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Anthonie Tonnon (NZ) + James Fahy

Anthonie Tonnon is a performer originally from Dunedin, Aotearoa. Since releasing the album, Successor in 2015, which saw him nominated for two of New Zealand's highest music prizes, he has toured an eclectic solo set widely, touring with Nadia Reid in Europe, The Veils in North America and The Netherlands, and The Chills on a far reaching tour of New Zealand towns. 

The current show combines traditional and electronic musicianship, a surreal sense of storytelling and physical movement.

Interested in the fluid boundary between organic and synthesized sound, Tonnon currently performs on a Synthstrom Deluge - a new electronic instrument designed in Wellington, and a storied, 1968 semi-hollow body guitar. His latest release is the EP Two Free Hands - available from his website - www.anthonietonnon.com.

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H. + Alana Lorenzon
Jul
4
7:30 PM19:30

H. + Alana Lorenzon

After launching her debut EP ‘26 letters’ in March 2017, h. has been performing in her hometown of Canberra and new home in Sydney for the better part of a year. This June, h. will release her much-anticipated second EP ‘Everything’s on TV Now Anyway’ and celebrate this release with an east coast tour. Joined on stage by her good friend Marcella on the fiddle, here’s a taste of what you can expect… 

‘The crowd were transfixed, with many seated on the floor, the stage high above them. Couples were putting arms around each other and holding hands as […] lyrics of love and loss washed over us, perfectly matched with Marcella's violin.’ – Kate Russell, The Noise Floor

‘Folk is inclusive, folk is human and folk is sincere. With 26 Letters, h. embodies the genre’s ideal with compassion and careful consideration.’ – Happy Mag

‘h. Oh my god. This set put me in a strange, dystopian landscape of dreaminess. The kind of music that you lie down on your bed and cry to, not because it’s sad, but because it’s beautiful.’ – Alice Worley, BMA

Opening the night will be Alanna Lorenzon. Her songs combine bittersweet melodies and delicate finger-picked ukulele and guitar to tell stories about melancholia and desire.

Music from 8pm, free show

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Zac Eichner + Luke Carlino
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Zac Eichner + Luke Carlino

Rock Salt presents Zac Eichner // The Neversink Tour. 

With special guest: Luke Carlino.

Echoing the sonic virtue of Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) & Bon Iver is Adelaide artist, Zac Eichner. Zac is about to undertake his second national tour in support of his latest release 'Dream, please'. 

Recorded by Matt Cooper Productions in the Adelaide Hills; 'Dream, please' gives the listener a raw & powerful vocal that hovers above layers of impactful production. 

Zac has recently signed with management company 'Rock Salt' & together they have curated a weekend of their favorite acts to perform at 'The Happy Sally Takeover' in Adelaide on July 27 & 28. 

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HURST + The Belafontes + Wasted Sun
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

HURST + The Belafontes + Wasted Sun

Jumping on stages across Australia since 2014, HURST have been winning over strangers with their brand of butt shaking, foot stomping rock. In their few years, the bands energetic and engaging live act has seen them showcase at Australian Music Week, rock on festival stages, and share bills with Kingswood, and Fuel (USA).

HURST have released three singles, “Whine”, “Tom”, and “All My Friends (Are Liars)”, ambushing community airwaves, and scoring airplay on Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, Triple M, Rebel FM, 4ZZZ and more.

Fans of post-punk are set to fall for their anthem “Rattle Kids”, aka the next addition to your summer playlist. Dabbling with pop melody mixed with nostalgia, “Rattle Kids” channels the feelings about the unhinging and release of falling in love, reclaiming youth, owning life and not giving a damn - all things that don’t have to end as you grow up.

“Love hearing this new crop of rock bands who're proudly wearing their influences from Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Paramore on their sleeves. This has a searing stack of energy and it whomps you with that chorus.” – Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed. HURST grew up in deep Western Suburbs of Sydney and are cool with that.

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May
17
8:00 PM20:00

James Bennett + Lava Lakes (solo)

James Bennet is an Alternative Roots/ Folk artist from Newcastle NSW. 
No stranger to playing live, James incorporates six & twelve string guitars, Weissenborn lap steel, stomp box & harmonica into his performances & has been playing to audiences across the East Coast of Australia for the last seven years. He has supported for much loved Australian artists such as Diesel, Wendy Matthews, Ian Moss, The Black Sorrows, Rick Price & Dan Sultan.
James is an unsigned independent artist with a true passion for what he does that has to be witnessed to be believed. This show is part of James’s 2018 Tour playing 70 dates across Australia’s east coast including QLD, NSW, TAS & VIC.
 

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Steve Tyssen + David Western
May
11
8:30 PM20:30

Steve Tyssen + David Western

Steve Tyssen - New album 'You're Gonna Feel It In The Winter' out May 11. 


Although best known as a drummer (currently for hip-hop duo Deathbeat), Steve Tyssen's obsession with songwriting has led him to release an EP and four solo records - (the fourth full-length 'You're Gonna Feel It In The Winter' will be out on May 11th. 

All ten of the new songs were written in ten days during his time recently spent in Portland and Seattle, and were quickly recorded and produced by Julian Schweitzer (Greenthief/Deathbeat) upon returning to Australia. 

Having toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, North and South America both solo and in various projects - Steve's travels and experiences have merged with his various music influences to create a truly unique sound which can be best described as alternative folk.

David Western
David Western’s bashful and winsome sensibility has fooled many. An explorer of personal space, soaring downcast rock and dimly lit folk tunes, he’s an old soul that writes with purpose - observing the norm and turning things inside out. 

Performing unheard songs years in the making that sound one way and make you feel another, a provoked curiosity and lasting fascination is undeniable.

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Teresa Duffy-Richards
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Teresa Duffy-Richards

Raised in rural Australia, Teresa Duffy-Richards writes simple songs reflective of past and modern life via the means of long steeped folk music traditions. She draws on traditional music, classic 20th century folk, country, rock n roll and rhythm and blues troubadours among other things.

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Viper's Dream Swing Team
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Viper's Dream Swing Team

Gypsy Swing played by Melbourne's most recently constructed Manouche ensemble "Viper's Dream Swing Team." 
Put together by local chromatic harmonica player Chris Maunders, the group's stella lineup of musicians have a unique blend of instrumentation as they bounce through energetic tunes from the 20's and 30's, the perfect sound to sink some early evening beverages to!

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Scott Walker Tribute Night
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Scott Walker Tribute Night

A celebration of the music of Scott Walker, performed by some of Australia's most exciting songwriters.

This special one off show will see each artist perform two Scott Walker songs from his incredible back catalogue. A crack team of backing musicians has been assembled to create a house band that will provide the foundations for each interpretation. The choice of songs have been left up to each performer and are a reflection of the influence and sheer impact that Scott Walker has had upon us all. Come and celebrate the music of one of the most intriguing, complex, and un-compromising artists of the last 50 years. 

Featuring:
Alex Lashlie (Closet Straights)
Kelly Day (Broads)
Marley Wynn (This Morning Night)
Tilly Perry (Life Drawing)
Luke Brennan

and The 30 Century Men:
Rob McDowell - keys
John Guscott - bass
Luke Brennan - drums

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Steve Hensby (WA) + Niine + Wesley Fuller
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Hensby (WA) + Niine + Wesley Fuller

Steve Hensby is a multi-faceted musician, in terms of both talent and experience. For his debut solo album, however, he had some simple objectives in mind.

“I wanted a very honest sounding recording,” he notes. “Most tracks of everything, whether it is rhythm section, guitar, accordion or vocal, is first or second take. Lyrically, I wanted to make a positive record that's a bit daydreamy and musically I wanted to have everything thrown in… including the kitchen sink.”

The kitchen sink part might not be as simple as it sounds, but Hensby got it in there and then some, and rather tastefully at that. It’s why his first solo release is a double album, brimming with a variety of genres, moods, arrangements, covers and humour throughout. The first disc features his full band while the second disc is Hensby on his lonesome.

 

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William Alexander + Jeremy Marcotte
Apr
26
8:30 PM20:30

William Alexander + Jeremy Marcotte

He's been called many things in his short life, such as the 'Gentleman of the Bush' , 'The kid from Bourke', 'Young William' and a few profanities. William is most at home when close to a river and surrounded by the plants and animals that bring life to this country. William sings about the stuff of life - of love gone wrong (and right), living on the road, and working in the sun, he does this with both his original works and through the words of others. For William, folk songs are the perfect coupling of his twin loves of history and story-telling. If heart touching (breaking) tales from the Appalachian mountains interest you, or the stories told through early Australian and American country music inspire you, then perhaps William Alexander is your man.

Joining William on the stage both to perform solo and to accompany Mr Alexander will be the fiddle playin' banjo pickin' gentleman from North Carolina, Jeremy Marcotte.

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Em Soon + Mel Taylor
Apr
22
6:00 AM06:00

Em Soon + Mel Taylor

Emily Soon is fitted with an unmistakable voice and songwriting to contest. Spending a memorable part of the last year crafting her own stories of growing up, her lyrics will have you captivated far beyond a song’s end.

Emily briefly graced the stage in 2017 with the wonderfully multi-talented Alex The Astronaut, as support on her headlining tour. 

Going forward, she says, “For me, it’s about the song. There’s something really special about one person pouring their heart out on stage to a quiet room. I’d like to do more of that”.

In her first show for 2018, she'll be returning to Some Velvet Morning with special guest, Mel Taylor.

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Fool Child
Apr
21
8:30 PM20:30

Fool Child

Blending the ethereal soundscapes of indie-folk with the lighthearted clutter of surf-rock, Fool Child’s dreamy tones walk the tightrope between meaningful and playful. Think: Angus Stone vocals splattered on a Foals-inspired backdrop, frolicking around on stage akin to a troupe of trouble-makers. The four-piece are unashamed about their wide-range of influences and entice their listeners with this amalgamation of genre, alongside their raucous live show.

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