Gigs at The Labour In Vain
Terry MaCarthy Special5pm
The Shifters Have A Cunning Plan LP Launch5pm
The Shifters Have A Cunning Plan LP Launch
5PM ~ Saturday September 29 ~ Labour In Vain ~ Free Entry
Starting 2018 by reissuing an LP version of their limited run cassette, then continuing the year with a 4 song 7” EP, and followed by an appearance on Anti Fade’s New Centre Of The Universe compilation, The Shifters now release their first full length album - The Shifters Have A Cunning Plan - 10 songs recorded and mixed by Al “Terry” Montfort during afternoon sessions while drinking coffee and watching daytime news, the album extends The Shifters keen interest for political, social and historical events. The Shifters will be supported by brilliant acts The Faculty, Bitch Prefect and Leah Senior. All welcome.
Mightiest of Guns w/La Bronco8PM
MIGHTIEST OF GUNS are a dark country quartet from Melbourne. Featuring members of Cash Savage And The Last Drinks, and The Baudelaires; their gritty, raucous songs are inspired by desperation, drunkenness and cruelty.
Their debut EP, Strange Birds was released in September 2013 to a sold out crowd at Fitzroy's The Old Bar. It received glowing reviews and airplay around the country and has seen the band cross state borders, tour regional Victoria and join various festivals.
Their debut album Drink Over Your Grave (2015) was produced by Brooke Penrose from Alt Country darlings Saint Jude. The album was released September 2015 and is full of fire, brimstone and everything they could muster. Taking a noisy, more vicious approach to the brutality found in the myths of Bushrangers, the Wild West and contemporary booze-houndary.
The first single off the album The Regrets Of Darkie Gardiner was released to more sold out crowds and rave reviews. The band released second single Hot North Wind in June, followed shortly afterwards by single and film clip for Sawtooth Knife.
Apollo Blue debut with Kittyscratch8PM
Treat yourself to a dynamic night of Rock magic. Big vocals, menacing electric guitar, and metallic outfits. Apollo Blue’s dazzling debut is a vibrant manifestation of Poetic Pop, Rock and Disco. Alongside his 5 piece “Blue Band”, his creative songwriting, unique tone and entertaining stagecraft will leave you captivated and craving more. Supported by Psych Jazz Rock band Kittyscratch, this will be a night to remember.
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.