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Gigs at The Labour In Vain

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  • Fri
    07
    Feb
    2020

    Liam Linley & The Louvres - Single Launch

    8PM

    First, last and only LL&TheLouvres show for the year. With the inimitable Spike Vincent.

    We're releasing a new single/EP over the next few weeks, and our CJ Rhodes is moving to the land of chicken and tarts so we are playing this free front-bar show to celebrate!

    8-10pm, The Labour In Vain, Free x.

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020

    Tom Dockray Watty Thompson

    8PM

    197a Doc Watson Brunswick Street drive, Laboriously Veiny home for the elderly, Fitzroy VIC 3065 (new listing)

    Investment opportunity!

    Thursday February 13th, 8:00pm (serious buyers only)

    137 sq.m 3-bedroom, 2.0 bathroom, multi-kerbside carpark Victorian corner townhouse set amongst leafy and panoramic 'safe-injection' district in 'shab-chic' condition featuring majestic views of lush surrounding Prius-lined laneways with 'functionally lit' public toilet facilities primarily aimed at the funky 'after-11pm' set.

    A renovators wet-dream waiting to be impregnated with the creative buyers vision - decorators whip yourself into a frenzy with this glorious multi-story floor plan abounding in tasteful seating opportunities fully equipped with ashtrays, tables and chairs to satisfy even the most deviant decorator's whim.

    Say goodbye to a life in beige with these genuine 1990's crimson carpets featuring well-worn pathways to mark entrances to the bathroom wing, putting even the most incontinent of buyers at ease during cases of unforeseen urethral malfunction.

    Plenty of cellar space for brewers looking to expand production based on strong forecasted growth for fiscal 2020 and continued investor interest from China, subject to tunneling approval.

    Free access to tasteful rock music most nights of the year, including but not limited to:

    13th February 2020 8pm:

    Tom Dockray + Watty Thompson + special guests

    ***

    Tom Dockray is a Tasmanian musician based in the grey copenhagen tundra who occasionally seeks refuge in the genial atmosphere of australian watering holes to refuel on the range of smith's variety chips, razor-sharp sports-related gossip and beer that isn't carlsberg.

    Occasionally noted for arranging consonants and vowels in ordinance with the rules set out in Merriam-Webster's dictionary of English usage, listeners have remarked that on balance they felt "none the worse" for attending his performances, with some even going further to claim they "might recommend" his music to others.

    This is Dockray's only Melbourne performance, and following a recent spate of creative activity this will no doubt serve to mildly entertain fans both old and new..

    Given the late notice attendance is not compulsory however names will be checked-off at the door and cross-referenced with previous attendance records to prevent the false dissemination of claims such as "I was definitely there but had to leave before you finished" etc etc.

    ***

    Watty Thompson is a both an engaging story-teller and Melbourne's highest-by-literage non-commercial 'personal use only' home brewer and marijuana cultivator. Famed for his theremin work in seminal Victorian rock and roll powerhouse Sheriff, Watty has also been known to fit unimaginably dense loads into the posterior of his commodore in a display of tetris skill other mortals could but only dream of. A navigator of Melbourne streets par-excellence, Thompson no doubt has some enlightening directions for us all.

    ***

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Heavenphetamine, The Coral Princess

    8PM

    AND SO IT BEGINS. AGAIN.

    The last time international psych-rockers heavenphetamine (Japan) and The Coral Princess joined forces at the Labour, sparks flew curfews blew connections laid that never fade

    heavenphetamine return to Melbourne for the 2nd tour of their ‘Post Internet’ release, and we are thrilled to have them back at The Labour! Snap up a copy of ‘Post Internet’ on the night and keep an eye out for brand new t-shirts designed by Tokyo artist Moeko Okuzumi. Here’s the video from their 2019 NZ/AUS tour:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhh_0oT98G

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    Pink Tiles, Girlatones, Thee Cha Cha Chas,Bj Morriszonkle

    7PM

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020

    David Garnham & (a) Reason to Live EP Launch

    8PM

    Look like truckers, sing like angels
     
    Despite coming from the tropical North of Australia, these fellas are as dry as desert boots, folk with unapologetic sentiment.

    Songs from the heart to hit you in the same place.
     
    Biography
    DG&TRTL debut album ‘Love inside a jar’, was described as “the start of a substantial career” by the Courier Mail, and pulled in the accolades of multiple NT song of the year awards (including the overall prize), as well as winning the Americana category in the International Songwriting Competition.

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.

Proud supporters of live and local music, we are members of Music Victoria and long-time sponsors of community radio stations RRR and pbsFM.

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.

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