Gigs at The Labour In Vain
Andre Warhurst is a Melbourne guitar player, singer and songwriter best known from Spoonful and Manic Suede. You can find him playing his highly energetic riffs with The Rare Byrds, solo, as the Andre Warhurst duo or trio, with Spoonful or for Clare Bowditch. Drawing from the classic sounds of 60s and 70s rock 'n' roll, Andre Warhurst promises to get you rocking in a warm, riffy-fuzzy kinda way. Good-times.
Under the Sea w/ Light Magnetic8PM
Friday night bands and beers at the labour in fitzroy.
A strange mix of ambient noise, fuzzed out guitars, fairy lights and poetry. With members of The Paradise Motel, S:Bahn, the Scientists and NQR.
Both bands are about to release debut recordings. So this is the warm up. Early start, early finish.
Under the Sea - Instrumental 2 piece project. Formed in 1997 in Melbourne. Specialising in home tape recordings and minimal sounds.Light Magnetic - Songwriter, singer performing under the name Light Magnetic, with Boris Sujdovic ( The Scientists/Beasts of Bourbon) and Tim OShannessey on Drums (Paradise Motel, Penny Ikenger, Brian Hooper)
The songs feature components of musical worlds collided, casting a light on aspects that have been magnetically drawing them together.
The result is primal, ethereal, sometimes spacious... other times a swirling cacophony. Looking for the unseen things that connect us.
The songs take your ears from the basement to the attic, from the misty swamps into fields of light. Visiting smokey lounge bars, journeying upon mysterious seas and following heartbeats into the unknown.
The Pink Tiles8PMTo launch their new release 'Two Sides of The Pink Tiles' and bid farewell before trekking to Japan, The Pink Tiles will throw a party on Saturday October 19 at Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. Don’t miss this one-off show featuring two on the tubs - regular drummer extraordinaire Bobby-Jay Tiles as well as special guest Adele Daniele (Les Minijupes, Thee Stag Knights, The Fandoras, Silence is Golden), who will be joining the band for the upcoming Japanese tour. To round out celebrations, The Pink Tiles will be supported with live sets from genius musicman BJ Morriszonkle and riotous power-pop trio Slush. Entry is free!
Art by Greg Tippett
We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present.
Dead Transmission & The Interceptors8PM
Dead Transmission if you haven’t already seen them, now’s your chance. They play psychobilly with a double bass and a penchant for leopard print. Oh Wee!!!!
Fresh from supporting From the Jam, The Interceptors will blow away any of the left over cobwebs the bar has with their post punk power pop sounds which always leaves you wanting more.
So all of this for free and Labour In Vain has the best beers in town - this is a night not to be missed!!!!
Van Walker w/ Johnston City8PM
Johnston City, purveyors of classic anthemic rock, birthed of the loins of Dashville and the rich Hunter Valley musical community, are venturing south to that other fertile patch of lyric and melody - Brunswick. Led by Dan Johnston, Johnston City is joining a luminary of Victoria's songwriting landscape, Mr Van Walker. Expect some supreme musical moments and perhaps the odd impromptu duet.
Blues Roulette Spinning the Wheel at the Labour5pmBlues Roulette has become a Melbourne Blues Institution. After four years of hosting events all over the country.. from tours to festivals the boys have established themselves as the leading blues crew.
We ❤️ Live Music
As anyone who has ever visited the Labour In Vain knows, music is pretty much baked into every fibre of the joint.
Almost all our gigs (excluding a couple of special events a year) are FREE ENTRY so you’ve got NO EXCUSE NOT TO get out and be blown away by live local music.