To Brunswick St on a Friday evening and to a bar I’ve found myself in on various occasions and in various states, Baxter’s Lot.
Up a set of creaky stairs and into a small room, with a great view of the busyness of Brunswick St. A chandelier hung low over the centre of the room and barely enough space to swing a cat. It was gonna be a cosy one.
A jovially lubricated crowd welcomed the band to the stage, with heckling and retorts being thrown like the cat I was talking about earlier. But beyond the witty banter were incredibly catchy riffs, clever melodies and very tight timing changes, which is what you’ll find with Melbourne based four piece, Millar Jukes & the Bandits.
Friends scattered through the crowd were singing along to songs. The music had such an ease and familiarity I felt like I should have been singing too. An hour or so after leaving the gig I found the tune, ‘Be Mine’ (captured in the video above), lodged firmly in my head. By no means a bad thing, quite the laudable feat considering I’d only heard the song once.
Polish Club Featured Gig
Mark Gable Featured Gig
Abbe May Featured Gig
Woody Pitney Featured Gig
Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds Featured Gig
Melody Pool - Parlour HQ
Robert Forster Parlour Gig
Greg Arnold Featured Gig
Mia Dyson Featured Gig
Parlour chat with Abbe May
Tripod Featured Gig
Catherine Britt Featured Gig
Dallas Fracsa performing in the Parlour Office.
We got to check out one of Ed Kuepper/The Aint's Parlour Gigs.
We spoke to Kav Temperley of Eskimo Joe at Plug Seven Records on Smith Street, to dig some dirt on his favourite records.
Spending an afternoon listening to Gena Rose Bruce made us all very happy at Parlour HQ!
A night with Aaron Gocs!
Furphy Gig at the Geelong Brewery
Furphy Gig at Geelong Brewery
Furphy Gig at Geelong Brewery with The Kite Machine
Furphy Gigs with Gymnastics in the Seventies
Featured Gig with Jodi and Trish from The Clouds
Bread, Milk & Vinyl with Ella Thompson
Featured Gig with Mia Dyson in Kew
Featured Gig with Didirri
Featured Gig with Steve Kilbey
Featured Gig with Guttermouth
Featured Gig with Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds
Impromptune with Oh Mercy
Under the Covers (UTC) with Francesca Gonzales
Under the Covers (UTC) with Naomi Keyte
Featured Gig with Harry James Angus - I Saw Red