Gigs at The Labour In Vain
Mick Daley's Corporate Raiders5pm
Mick Daley's Corporate Raiders.
It's been a little while since the Raiders have graced the famed walls of the Labour In Vain; multiple side projects are keeping everyone busy and under the pump. However we've managed to clear a little space and are fangin' to bang out some new tunes for y'all.
Come share an arvo with us. Sunday 25th March 5-7.
Birdcloud is Makenzie and Jasmin from East Nashville and Cottontown, respectively. Birdcloud met in Murfreesboro and immediately didn’t like eachother. At a party in 2009 they had some whiskeys and became friends and started dicking around on guitar, writing their first song, a song about going down on your best friend, now lost to the sands of time. Despite a lukewarm reception at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, they have been sitting on eachother’s faces ever since, showing eachother their bruises and generally doing whatever they want when it works out that way.
Wifey - album launch8PM
Concocted by an all-star line-up Sydney musicians, Wifey’s recordings and live shows sabotage genres with a twisted touch of humour and intellect.
Frontman and songwriter Andy Calvert explains that his band of seasoned musicians refuse to play alt-country properly - often wandering through dive-bar disco or sweaty-pub guitar wrangling - but claims they always find their way back to that which matters most: The song.
A year after sliding out of the birth canal into the independent music scene of 2008, Wifey released their debut EP Salt Sugar Fat, described as “a distinctly Australian sound that tips an accomplished nod at American greats such as Bonny Prince Billy and Tom Waits…” (Faster Louder)
Reforming in 2015, Wifey released their debut album Monsters’ Rights in May 2017. In this multi-textured LP, the six-piece band weave violin and keys mellifluously into walls of noise and intoxicating prose, creating original tunes that "at times sound like a cross between Okkervil River and Dexys Midnight Runners with their melodic sensibilities.” (Doubtful Sounds)
Between the voices of confusion and despair stolen from past lovers or borrowed from sex-workers on those long, lonesome nights, Wifey songs will make you glad you did something you kinda knew you shouldn't have.
David Garnham & the Reasons5pm
David Garnham & the Reasons to Live (NT) sing songs about booze and women fueled by isolation and self loathing. An honest mix of hope and hopelessness from the top end's finest mid-tier adult contemporary acts.
The Wellingtons are back. And despite embarking on their 14th year together, the Australian’s are determined to prove that they can still deliver the pop (feel) goods. �The new album “End of the Summer”, comes six years after their last studio album (In Transit, 2011). After extensive touring in Europe, USA & Japan to support the album and following EP, Hey Hey, The Wellingtons spent some time settling down before heading back into the studio.
End of the Summer may contain a few more songs about settling down (No Way This Could Fail/So Easy), and childhood nostalgia (End of The Summer/1963), but the production is un-mistakenly familiar (with the lyrics delivered with their signature hint of bleakness).
Layered male/female harmonies, sweeping melodies and intricate instrumentation, once again create an instantly memorable pop bliss that they're renown for.
JVG Guitar Method5pmThe JVG Guitar Method is the product of JVG from RRR, Mark Ferrie from the RocKwiz Orkestra, Ash Davies from drum heaven and Dale Lindrea from bass hell.
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.