Propaganda - October 2018

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Highlights and staff

picks of whats coming

up at The Bearded

Lady in October

September was a huge month for The Bearded Lady, kicking off with Melbourne's premier dinosaur party band Prehistoric Douche, then hosting Melbourne legends Cable Ties and NZ’s “guitarless guitar band” Wax Chattels playing a packed double headline show, just to name a few highlights

Check out Wax Chattels’ debut record via Bandcamp - Pitchfork gave it a nice write up and Australia is clearly sleeping on this band, let’s hope to see them back here soon

”Noise rock doesn’t always lend itself to variation; that Wax Chattels so gracefully maneuver within the self-imposed limitations of the genre is commendable. Their debut doesn’t dwell in darkness, but it does understand it. They clearly had fun, in the most twisted sense of the word, crafting something harsh and driving. It’s a concentrated sour gumdrop of a record, melting a small hole in your mouth before giving any relief. But that pain is part of the point.” -
David Glickman via Pitchfork

Wax Chattels (via @heyholetsgo_on_4zzz on Instagram)

Wax Chattels
(via @heyholetsgo_on_4zzz on Instagram)

Looking into October, here’s a taste of just a few of the shows we’ve got coming up in the back room:


Friday October 5th - ZONG

ZONG are hitting the road for a small but wild run of shows to round out the year and trial new material before bunkering down to make a new record. The 'Transmissions' Tour sees a huge local lineup coming together to showcase the diversity of Australian psychedelic rock n roll. Support on the night comes from Stoker, Black Sun and Shiitake Boii. Expect some of Australia’s best psych paired with live visual projections.


Saturday October 6th - No Future

No Future: Raw punk mayhem from Perth hits The Bearded Lady on October 6th to launch their new record "Use Abuse Destroy" released by Hardcore Victim.

Support on the night comes from FROWN (crushing, unholy doom from Brisbane), Blind Girls (incredible chaotic band from the Gold Coast), Empress (powerful, atmospheric 5 piece also from the Gold Coast) and Infinite Christmas (a newish hardcore punk band)


Friday October 19th - Abbe May’s Clam Jam

Despite being from Perth, it feels like Abbe May is a regular at Beardo. She’s one of the strong women of Australian music, a guitar- slinging, beat-driven, iconic performer with an atmospheric cocktail of sexy, indie riff-rock, gospel, soul and electronica.

Abbe May’s Clam Jam is a mini festival celebrating women in music. Fresh from selling out Clam Jam at Adelaide Guitar Festival And Clam Jamming to over 800 people at Perth Festival earlier this year, Abbe brings her celebration of female talent to The Bearded Lady.

Guests for the night haven’t been announced yet but it’s set to be a big one. Tickets are already moving fast so pick them up ASAP from our m8’s at Oztix

(photos from @jelightly + @priceeleung on Instagram)

(photos from @jelightly + @priceeleung on Instagram)

and in the front bar:

As always we have free front bar shows from 7pm Friday night, a few to look out for next month is West End legend Matthew Malone + friends (October 12th), plus Melbourne indie act Moonlover (ex-Little Red) playing a rare solo set on our acoustic piano (October 19th)

Plus on weekends - sets from our favourites including Andrew & Asabi, 8am Gin, Accomplice Collective and Gentlemen of the Limit - from 3pm every Saturday and Sunday, always free!

The Bearded Lady