Coburg RSL Band Night #7

Coburg RSL Band Night #7
Saturday, 1 November from 7pm
Headline: Michael Plater and the Exit Keys
Support/s: The Happy Lonesome, Pikelet (solo), Brown & Hurley, DMOA, Cougar Vox, J M S Harrison, Sam Filmer & Animachin Films

Genre: Indie/Rock
Price: $5 (includes free snacks)
Ticketing Information /

Entry $5, Doors 7pm, kids animation shorts from 7:15!
Coburg RSL, 323 Sydney Road, Coburg, 3058
Ph: 9386 2171
Limited free parking out the back in Hunt Street … so why not ride a bike!?

The not for profit venue Coburg RSL is holding its 7th independent Band Night on Saturday 1 November, a unique ALL ages experience where no one is too OLD or YOUNG. The club does not rely on pokies for its revenue, so the Coburg RSL is developing this Band Night to connect with the community. A special spotlight is put on independent, young/new, up and coming acts. On the first Saturday of every month, Mrs Barb Wire (our fantastic MC) and the friendly staff/volunteers of the Coburg RSL will wend you down a path full of happy surprises, not least of which is the ‘Spam Raffle’. Come along this month and you are in for a treat! We have lined up an ecclectic and enjoyable roster of independent music, a welcoming community vibe, punk pantomime and family friendly stop-motion animation! A selection of board games will also be available for the kiddies!! Don’t miss it, see ya there Coburg supporters!!

Here’s the lineup:
Animachin videos: We’ll kick off the night with short stop-motion animated films from Animachin (aka Alex Machin, local artist and teacher). He’ll be showcasing films made by local children as well as a selection of his own work, including music videos for Pikelet and Go Genre Everything. Check him out at:

Sam Filmer: This just in!! We have this ambient/soundscape experimental artist to check out tonight!!

J M S Harrison: James Harrison has been busy both with his band Charm and his solo path, with the 2013 EP ‘Find Any Place’ and having just put out the first single ‘Tightrope’ that features good friend Cabin Inn off an upcoming debut solo album titled ‘Tales Surround The Lighthouse Lamp’ due out end of the year or early next year.
Check out his sounds here:

Brown & Hurley: No one knows when these ruffians rolled up into town. And noone, especially they themselves, ever knows how long they’ll stay in these parts. All we need to know is that they sing of comings, goings lovings and moving ons. See to believe ’em!

DMOA: Might blow you away? Consider this work by Shane Van Den Akker as ambient, noise, experimental ‘sound art’ … but whatever your name for it, enjoy this taste of the ephemeral on our side of town. He’ll be joined onstage by the one and only Cougar Vox presenting an excerpt from her upcoming ‘punk panto’ Cougar Vox & the Sheeple, opening 14 November at Dane Certificate’s Magic Theatre.
Check out DMOA here:
Check out Cougar Vox here:–dtuQDMaAg/videos

Pikelet (solo): Evelyn Morris, also known as Pikelet, is a musician from the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Although she’d played piano from a young age she began her career in music as a hardcore/punk obsessed drummer, performing in many bands but mostly in Baseball and True Radical Miracle. In 2003 she switched from drum kit to a mix of instruments and a loop pedal to start a solo career. She utilises delay pedals, piano accordion, drums, guitar and other forms of percussion in her music.
Check it out:

The Happy Lonesome: The Happy Lonesome formed in Geelong in the late 90’s when singer/songwriter/guitar/harmonica playing Matt Green finally decided to put a band together. What started as a duo soon expanded to a 5 piece band. Over the years there have been many different incarnations of the band, but one thing remains, is their country rockin’ ways. Playing as a duo with Claire Birchall on the night. Getta glimpse here:

Michael Plater & the Exit Keys: Having played in various bands in Queensland and Melbourne, Michael Plater
began playing solo in 2005. Playing tonight with his band “The Exit Keys,” Looking for musicians to play his solo set live, Michael brought in long-term collaborator Pierce Brown on guitars and keys. They were soon joined by local
luminaries Matt Palmer (the Sterlings, Raw Nerves) on bass and Danny Martinov (Problem, Scale Models, Right of Silence, Ryan Ferry) on the drums, and a new band “Michael Plater and the Exit Keys” was formed. The band will be recording ther debut EP in November.

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