24 hours in Lapa
Apr
28
Apr 29

24 hours in Lapa

Tamil Rogeon, of The Raah Project and Harvey Sutherland&Bermuda, presents his new work.

24 HOURS IN LAPA
An electronic orchestral song cycle.
Based on the true story of Joseph E Martin, a young American man who was gunned down after an argument with police on his 30th birthday in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, May 2007.

*FEATURING
The Australian Youth Orchestra's 35-piece Momentum Ensemble
Ben Vanderwal - Drums
Dan West - Electronics
Doug de Vries - Guitar
Ryan Ritchie - Vocals
Tamil Rogeon - Electric violin


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Krakatau
Prequel
Chico G
Ennio Styles

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bortier Okoe
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bortier Okoe

Transcontinental Vibrations presents: Bortier Okoe (Ghana)

Adelaide/Ghana based Bortier Okoe and his band hit the road April 13 to May 5. Bringing the spirit of his ancestors and bringing Africa to your door step. It’s his way of connecting, contributing, sharing, spreading love, unity, bringing understanding, happiness and hope to the world.
African music is for everyone.. Bortier sings messages of peace, anti-poverty, connections, resilience, and tolerance - communicating across boundaries and countries. His unifying lyrics convey strong messages for humanity while his dynamic live performances are exhilarating, delivered with power, grace and a sense of humour. Bortier’s music is unique and irresistible – making a significant contribution and progression to World Music. 
His tour stop in Melbourne will be at Fitzroy's finest live music venue: The Night Cat on Saturday the 29th of April. 
A night of dancing and good vibes waiting for you!!!

MAYA
Apr
29
Apr 30

MAYA

After the release of her highly anticipated "What After Now" single, we are exciting to welcome Maya back to the Night Cat for a Saturday night full of soulful grooves infused with sophisticated synth melodies. 

OPENSHOUSE 2
May
5
May 6

OPENSHOUSE 2

Come join us for OPENSHOUSE #2 at The Night Cat, 5th of May!

We'll be playing a special LIVE SHOUSE set, with full Love Tonight Choir at Midnight! Plus guests - new and old! 

Then we've got Jennifer Loveless going back to back with Nite Fleit - gonna be a special few hours!!

Also we have the incredible Chiara Kickdrum closing the night, and the recent import Mira Boru opening everything up.

We're also really truly excited to have Daisy Catterall helping with the decor and general vibe.

 

 

NO ZU
May
12
May 14

NO ZU

⛓ NO ZU ⛓ 2 SHOWS ⛓ NIGHT CAT ⛓ BODY2BODY2BODY ⛓ HEAT BEAT ⛓

In their 10th year, NO ZU celebrate by playing two lava-hot, total Heat Beat parties in the centre of the Night Cat & by launching their new 12" remix EP, 'Body2Body2Body'. It's a weirdo dance-floor oddity of a record that expands the Afterlife world further into deep infinity. Edits, reworks and re-recordings of Afterlife's 'Body2Body' and 'Spirit Beat' by A Certain Ratio (Factory Records, Manchester), Jonny Sender (Konk, NYC) and NO ZU w/their Heat Beat guru Nao Anzai (who will be live-dubbing at Night Cat) feature on the EP. 

NO ZU have recently melted-down Pitch Festival, NGV Friday Nights and Heaps Gay's laneway party. This will be even hotter & more intimate. Don't miss these rare, home-town ZU parties, before they head back to Europe at the end of May. Do The ZU 4 me and 4 U - 4 not one night but 2! 

Many surprises in store... stay tuned to the event page... XXX

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Body2Body2Body is released on Chapter Music on May 5, but you can pre-order below or purchase at the shows along with some other special merch. 
http://chaptermusic.com/store/no-zu/body2body2body/
https://chaptermusic.bandcamp.com/album/body2body2body
http://radi.al/BODY2BODY2BODY

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Poster by Sam Donaldson
Paintings by Nicolaas Oogjes

SPANK!
May
19
May 20

SPANK!

Rest that stress nodule, take a break in the baby-carrier we've made for your brain - the admin is done and its all queers-to-the-front and excited dance-floor-pointing from here on in. 

Spank! invites you to set up camp for a dedicated shift at the club with a big glass of bubble water and your favourite, fluffiest teddy bear. No acoustic intros, no time wasting, no late starts. Extra sensory adventure in store for those who wouldn't mind an evening swim through the gooey pink custard of the mind. A dancefloor reminiscent of a doughnut, in fact, and we'll all be the sprinkles on top.

LINE UP ANNOUNCED SOON!

Unclench your body and take a big bite on MAY 19 at the NIGHTCAT, Johnston St Fitzroy. $15 concession, $20 full

The Nightcat is a wheelchair accessible venue. 

This event will take place on stolen land traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty has never been ceeded

 

Transcontinental Vibrations: Samba Reggae Party
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Samba Reggae Party

Transcontinental Vibrations presents: SAMBA REGGAE PARTY
Featuring Melbourne's fantastic Samba and Reggae bands, this event is designed for the ones who likes to dance Reggae and Samba vibes. SOL NATION + TUMBARUMBA + RAS JAHKNOW will be taking you to a musical journey around the globe on Saturday 20th of May. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

SOL NATION
SOL NATION is the product of Melbourne's communal musical scene - at its heart lies the reggae experience of Paulo Almeida (The Dili Allstars), the rock charisma of Colin Badger (Painters and Dockers), and the fiery ardor of soul mama powerhouse Kattimoni.
INFECTIOUS rhythms, worldly lyrics and impassioned musicianship are just the beginning for any Sol Nation performance. From Dili to Cairns, Lisbon to Rio, Sol Nation draws upon a wealth of international musical culture to bring you a melting pot of Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa, East Timorese folk and African dance music.

TUMBARUMBA
Tumbarumba Samba Band brings beat laden entrances, of colourful drummers delivering instant carnival.
Chanting original Sambas in English, representing inhibition and vogue. Whipping an audience into an instant and happy celebration.
Drawing inspiration from Brazil, their live metallic percussion is a powerful and loving reveal of music written for generous live concerts. Entertaining with open arms, one of their members Neda wants to see you interacting, so wear your fiesta outfit and prepare to enjoy the moment and spectacle she believes is your birthright!
For over 16 years this five-piece Melbourne based, rhythm strong, collective has become known Australia wide for their riveting Brazilian, Samba Reggae, Funk and Hip beat laden concerts. Tumbarumba is a simple and time-tested formula for intense partying.

RAS JAHKNOW
Melbourne's Ras Jahknow band blazes new soul and fresh rhythms into what is described best as culturally rich roots reggae music. Passionate vocals in English, and Creole weave through the diverse native sounds From the African island nation of Cape Verde, Brasil, Tanzania, Mauritius to Australia, the band embodies a vision of unity, respect and peace, built on the foundation of irresistible reggae rhythms.

Purple Doves Band
May
26
May 27

Purple Doves Band

For the very first time, Sydney's famous PURPLE DOVES BAND will be performing at The Night Cat Fitzroy to bring you PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER. Coming off a run of SOLD OUT shows in Sydney, The Purple Doves are famous for their pure dance floor PRINCE FUNK as they tribute the legend with all the hits live.

Witness the music of one of the world's most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as THE PURPLE DOVES celebrate the funky, controversial and legendary music of PRINCE.

Oscar Kami fronts THE PURPLE DOVES band with all the attitude the music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999.

At Melbourne's iconic live music venue in dance floor mode - it will be a PRINCE celebration impossible to miss. All the hits live plus your favourite B sides with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed the music business forever.

 

Oscar Kami - Vox
Vince Lombardo - Guitar
Paul Cincotta - Synth / Keys
Anthony Weisz - Bass
Phil Lombardo - Drums
Linda Knight - Vox

Paradise presents: GAIKA (UK / WARP RECORDS)
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Paradise presents: GAIKA (UK / WARP RECORDS)

Paradise is excited to present UK vocalist and producer GAIKA at The Night Cat on Saturday June 10th. The Warp Records signee will tour nationally in June, supported in Melbourne by cult Australian act friendships, avant hip hop duo Kandere and FBi radio's Tommy Codling.

Born out of his travels through the many global currents of contemporary London, GAIKA’s music is dark yet melodic, experimental yet catchy. While drawing strongly from his Brixton upbringing and his Jamaican and Grenadian heritage, GAIKA’s sound is ultimately expansive, seamlessly weaving musical motifs, vocal flows and slangs of UK, US and Caribbean music.

GAIKA is as uncompromising in his politics as his sonics, intent on expanding and exploding the ideas of what contemporary black British music is. From his debut mixtape Machine in 2015 all the way to his Warp Records release Spaghetto, GAIKA is channeling the unique synthesis of the UK’s musical make-up, firmly at the forefront of a new London.

 

 

 


Randy & Jahroots Safari Reggae Party
Apr
22
Apr 23

Randy & Jahroots Safari Reggae Party

Famed for their, energetic and captivating live performances with contagious
danceable rhythms, they are sure to entertain with their undiluted authentic afro reggae.

Their enigmatic stage show will feature Australia’s undisputed hip-hop sensation Candy Borquaye with support from the incredible dancehall artist Yaw Faso.  

Not one to miss!!! 

CLOSET
Apr
21
Apr 22

CLOSET

CLOSET IS BACK AT IT AGAIN. GET YOUR GAY TIMES ON MY FRIEND. ALL INCLUSIVE EVENT, NO JERKS ALLOWED. \m/

Glamouratz: EP Launch
Apr
20
Apr 21

Glamouratz: EP Launch

GEt REEADDYY 4 OUr fIRST RELEeASE onN Public Possession!!!!!

W3 reCoMEnD BLAZin' b4, dUring & aFtErr Da PaRTyy tHeRe's the aFTer parTyy!

JuST woT The PuSsyy DoCtoR oRDerEd 👅 

SiPPin NUTIRENT WINE, fEElin MiGhtYy Fine 🍾

JOIN USs for the most SCANDALOUS nITe of tHee YR ‼️❕
 

Dance Party
Apr
13
Apr 14

Dance Party

Disco Inferno is back for a very special easter edition. 

Good Friday Eve at The Night Cat

You know the drill

10 piece disco band all night

Dance Party Djs all night

Dance Party!

Honey (feat Amber Ferraro)
Apr
8
Apr 9

Honey (feat Amber Ferraro)

Honey will sooth your soul. This seductive and stimulating act melts together hip grinding grooves, tantalisingly danceable bass lines and impassioned lyricism. Combined with some of the most empowering, explosive and soulful vocals in Melbourne, Honey will take you on a sonic journey like no other. BYO dancin' shoes and boogie on down moves!

Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda
Apr
6
Apr 7

Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda

Velour-funk technicians Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda bring their acclaimed live show around Australia and New Zealand in support of a new EP “Expectations”. The second release for Sutherland’s own Clarity Recordings brings his Bermuda project into sharp focus - six tracks spanning Harvey’s influences from the West Coast to West End Records. 

The new EP comes after last year’s double-A side “Priestess/Bravado”, which received critical praise from The Guardian and Resident Advisor and support from disco luminaries The Black Madonna, Red Greg and Prins Thomas. 

Sharing the name of his breakout 12”, Bermuda is Harvey Sutherland’s live band - a futurist outfit comprising Melbourne musicians Graeme Pogson (drums) and Tamil Rogeon (electric strings). The trio interpret Sutherland’s productions with flair and relentless consistency, bringing a unique energy to the club space. 

Special Guests and Supports to be announced. 

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bombay Royale
Apr
1
Apr 2

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bombay Royale

The Bombay Royale, world conquering purveyors of slammin’ surf-psyche funk, perform a one-off show at the Nightcat on 1st April 2017. The past 18 months has seen the band turn its back on fickle celebrity, non-stop partying and the seemingly endless debauchery for which they had become infamous. Shunning the limelight, they went on a deep journey of creative self-discovery, drinking deep from the well of vintage Bollywood and crafting fresh sounds from its inspiration. A new record is in the final stages of production and the band is once again preparing itself to slurp unashamedly from the sweet goblet of success!! Don’t be an April Fool, get yourself down to the Nightcat on April 1st.

 

 

Swooping Duck: March Residency
Mar
30
9:00 pm21:00

Swooping Duck: March Residency

Hiatus Kaiyote side-project Swooping Duck are joining us in March for a Thursday night residency! Swooping Duck consists of Simon Mavin (keys), Paul Bender (bass) and Perrin Moss (drums/percussion). A 100% improvised music performance, no tunes, zero material to fall back on. Just ears, adrenaline, focus and being in the moment. Don't miss out, make sure to get your tickets ASAP. 
 

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
Mar
18
Mar 22

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana

Following the frazzled freakbeat of 2016’s Nonagon Infinity, the endlessly inventive septetreturn in 2017 with new album Flying Microtonal Banana, their ninth studio album in five years, and the first of  five – count ‘em – planned new albums to be recorded and released in 2017 and beyond.

Flying Microtonal Banana marks another subtle shift in sound as King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard drive deep into trance-inducing drones, inventive jazz flourishes, non-Western musical scales and metronomic rhythms that motor along like a well-oiled engine. So unique and evolved is the album’s sound that it necessitated a total reinvention of the band’s instruments after they beganexperimenting with a custom microtonal guitar made for frontman Stu Mackenzie.

Inspired by the movable frets of the Turkish bağlama, three cheap old guitars and a basswere customized in order to explore a new set of musical notes. A keyboard and mouth organ followed suit and so Flying Microtonal Banana was born.

Transcontinental Vibrations: Baba Zula & Bullhorn
Mar
17
Mar 18

Transcontinental Vibrations: Baba Zula & Bullhorn

BaBa ZuLa are the unrivalled torchbearers of 21st Century psychedelic Turkish rock ’n’ roll. 

Since 1996, the band has drawn inspiration from Istanbul’s rich history and the music of the sixties, fusing it with Oriental Dub and an electric energy that guarantees no two live shows are the same.

Their trance-inducing music is equally for electronic, dub, Turkish folk music fans and psychedelic rock heads. In 2005 they were featured in the film “Crossing The Bridge” which chronicled the diverse musical scene of Istanbul and two of their best known albums were produced by British dub legend Mad Professor.

Their ritual-like performances are a mixture of disciplines of art, often featuring belly dancers, elaborate costumes, poetry, theatre and live drawing, and by mixing oriental instruments such as the darbuka, electric saz, and spoons with electronics and modern sounds. Despite sounds that might initially come to mind when one hears a phrase like “Oriental Dub”, Baba ZuLa’s music is in fact psychedelic Istanbul rock’n’roll that rolls in a way that westerners haven’t heard so frequently since the late ’60s rock epoch.
BaBa ZuLa are: Murat Ertel - Electro Bağlama, vocal and effects, Levent Akman - Electronics, percussion and cymbals, Melike Şahin - vocals, Periklis Tsoukalas - Electro Oud and Ümit Adakale - Darbuka.

BaBa ZuLa are taking the stage at one of Melbourne’s finest live music venue; The NIGHT CAT, after their WOMADelaide performances. 

Supporting BaBa ZuLa for this show, 7 piece Electro Oriental Ensemble BASHKA featuring emcee ELFTranzporter and instrumentalists from Turkey, New Zealand, and Australia and Mondo Loco & DJ Haloumi (back 2 back Dj set) will be spinning Turkish Psychedelic funk, Anatolian rock, Psychedelic bellydance, Saz Fuzz and Oriental disko all on vinyl.

 



 

Honey feat. Amber Ferraro
Mar
4
Mar 5

Honey feat. Amber Ferraro

Honey will sooth your soul. This seductive and stimulating act melts together hip grinding grooves, tantalisingly danceable bass lines and impassioned lyricism. Combined with some of the most empowering, explosive and soulful vocals in Melbourne, Honey will take you on a sonic journey like no other. BYO dancin' shoes and boogie on down moves!

Domingo Latino: Quarter Street
Feb
26
Feb 27

Domingo Latino: Quarter Street

Quarter Street are back at Domingo Latino with their hard-hitting analogue era Salsa dura!

Quarter Street take their cues from the giants: Eddie PalmieriRay Barretoand Willie Colón and the seminal record labels Fania Records and Tico records and charge straight ahead at the 21st century with their own songs. Check out the band this Sunday from 9pm. 

Melbourne Salsa dance classes:

7PM – BACHATA - Beginner Level, Intermediate & Advanced Level

8PM – SALSA - Beginner Level, Intermediate & Advanced Level

 

FEES:

Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.

$10 entry general entry from 8:30pm (no classes)

 The Foreign Brothers present: The Fitzroy Roller JAM
Feb
17
Feb 18

The Foreign Brothers present: The Fitzroy Roller JAM

Back by popular demand and after round 1 and 2 at Melbourne Music Week 2014/2015, the Foreign Brothers are bringing back the ROLLER JAM and for the first time EVER at the Night Cat!!

BYO or hire your skates on the night and move around the legendary central stage to the sound of our tightly curated - Roller friendly - line-up featuring:

Prequel
Animal Feelings (NY)
Sugar Fed Leopards
Dj Hussey

Holding to the philosophy of past events, The Roller Jam is intended to bring together people of diverse backgrounds under the banner of peace, love, unity and having fun.

Proudly supported by the Sunshine Roller Skating Centre

 Transcontinental Vibrations: Brian El Dorado&The Tuesday People+DJ Manchild
Feb
11
Feb 12

Transcontinental Vibrations: Brian El Dorado&The Tuesday People+DJ Manchild

On February 11 Transcontinental Vibrations will play host to the enigmatic Brian El Dorado and his band of hard hitting, freak talented, funky bum shaken wizards - The Tuesday People. Rocking 2 sets of funk and soul with a tinge of rock n roll. The 7 piece piece band will feature live horns (Bari Sax - Lachie Mowat, Trumpet - Anthony Foon, Keys - Adam Rudegeair, guitars - Kumar Shome and B., Bass - Jamie Stroud and drums - Sean Newall. These cats are sure to get the body moving and the spirit lifted. Expect dynamic musical wizardry, epic solos, killa grooves and good times a plenty.

oh yeah and Dj Manchild on the decks.:))))))

"a super funky, super soul, super rocking positive vibe big band love fest"

Transcontinental Vibrations: AMARU TRIBE Single Launch
Feb
4
9:00 pm21:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: AMARU TRIBE Single Launch

Transcontinental Vibrations proudly presents
Melbourne's amazing Oceanic Cumbia masters: 

AMARU TRIBE
Launching their new single
“EL GIRASOL” (Trans: The Sunflower) 

supported by:
Reggae outfit RAS JAHKNOW BAND
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International DJ LUCAS POSADA (Colombia) 
Champeta and Afro-caribbean beats from the 70’s and 80’s.
+
Special International guest
QETZAL GUERRERO (aka QViolin) // Mexico / Brazil / USA
joining the band on stage for a unique colaboration performance

Tixs:
PRESALE: $10 only!!
DOOR: $15

The song “El GIrasol is a positive and energetic track that blends elements of dance, hip-hop and afro-carribbean beats. The songs talks about the changes that we face as a global community and how we must be open to them.
Like the sunflower we must follow the sun to feed ourselves with the right energy needed to face any challenge. The voice of singer Katherine Gailer moves powerfully between the bands influences of latin hip-hop, cumbia, and Reggaeton making an explosive combination of sounds.

Produced by Oscar Jimenez (aka Chibcha) and Amaru Tribe the track explores the bands dance roots and prepare the way to their first EP to be launched later in the year.

EL GIRASOL will be available online through iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and all the major music platforms on the night of the launch.

More about AMARU TRIBE:

Strings, Skins and wood holds together this tribe. Emerging from their trans-oceanic journeys they gather by the laws of creative gravity in the city of Melbourne to resonate with a new sound vision.In Quechua, “Amaru” is the serpent which connects the spiritual and the subterranean world. The tribes deep connection with their roots and mythology is nurtured through in their songlines. Amazonic drums, vibrating charangos and powerful vocal harmonies align to the Australian land creating a musical portal that connects the entire south hemisphere and gives birth to an unknown genre which they call Oceanic Cumbia.

Transcontinental Vibrations: Highlife (QLD)
Jan
28
11:30 pm23:30

Transcontinental Vibrations: Highlife (QLD)

HighLife is an Afro, funk infused psychedelic, groove bonanza with South African performer Hayden Hack and his 6-piece afro/funk family, Sharing a vibe with the likes of Fela Kuti, Bassidi Koné, The Highlife style and a 70s-circa Zappa.,HighLife is a musical experience that will make you move, groove and stretch a smile – usually all at once.
Incorporating West African percussion, saxophone, flute, highlife guitar licks and funky heavy dance bass lines. Add to this, a social commentary outlook on lyrics with a vocal range from Hack himself that spans gravelly to falsetto.
Their latest EP release ‘Aware’ has set them up as one of the most reputable live experiences in South East Queensland. They've shared the stage with the likes of Natalie Rize (Blue King Brown) & Notis (Jamaica), Bassidi Koné, Wild Marmalade, Kooii, Kingfisha, Ash Grunwald and Afro-Dizzi Act and captivated audiences at Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Island Vibe and Kuranda Roots amongst many more.
With an infectious live show to get you twirling, jumping and tribal dancing, HighLife will awak- en your deep subconscious collective dna and will have you grinning, sweating and connecting with all those around in a frenzied festival feast fun.
And that is exactly what it is.

After Party!!! with DEREB The AMBASSADOR

Transcontinental Vibrations: EQUUS ft Bukhu (Mongolia)
Jan
27
9:00 pm21:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: EQUUS ft Bukhu (Mongolia)

Transcontinental Vibrations proudly presents Sydney band EQUUS featuring Mongolian throat singer BUKHU

Expect songs and epic tales from Mongolian mythology recast into a contemporary setting that is born from a deep respect and knowledge of traditional musical sources. Expect middle eastern and turkish flavours - expect dancing to north african grooves - expect even a swing jazz standard or two!!

Since forming in Early 2013, Equus have wowed audiences with their unique sound at the National Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Parramasala Festival, Woodford folk Festival, Australia Day Darling Harbour. Viva La Gong, the Fairbridge Festival in WA, and Denmark Festival of Voice, to name a few, as well as Sydney's world music and jazz venues.

This music is about meetings, of people and traditions, and of musics. EQUUS is a bold, imaginative music project that succeeds in the formation of an entirely new sound.
These are the traditional songs of Mongolia played as you have never heard them before, plus new unique world music fusion pieces.

"This is pure musical pleasure, exciting, fun and challenging, all at once." Music Forum magazine.

Clairy Browne "Pool" Album Launch
Jan
25
8:00 pm20:00

Clairy Browne "Pool" Album Launch

Following up after a smash sold out show at The Toff in October Clairy will be opening her national tour at The Night Cat in Melbourne on 25th January followed by shows in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney and Adelaide, and, closing with the Grampians Music Festival at Halls Gap.

It has been more than 2 years since Clairy's last headline tour in her home country and after months in the rehearsal studio working on a new show, hot off the release of her new solo album "Pool", she is ready to take her brand of smouldering R&B and infectious edgy pop around the country.


Clairy Browne's new solo album "Pool" is a celebration of Clairy's love of pop and R&B music of all styles. From its robust takedowns ("F.U.B."), to its big soulful ballads ("Still Goodbye"), to its pop rhythms thick with dope beats and sticky melodies to burn ("Killem With It"), "Pool" is set to be on your summer party playlist. After the breakaway success of Browne's previous project as the front woman of the group Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes and their worldwide hit "Love Letter" Clairy has burst out of the Melbourne music scene with a new project that is fiercely independent. "Pool" splashes into the modern pop era and explores Clairy's new direction starting with the first single from the album, the big brash "Vanity Fair". Throughout the album Browne moves between styles and personas chameleon-like, from femmebot killer to super vixen. She is the street fashionista who loves Moschino, acrylic nails, and every shade of pink. She is also the boss bitch who wants to grind you beneath her stiletto heel.

Wet Dreams w/ Jex Opolis
Jan
20
Jan 21

Wet Dreams w/ Jex Opolis

Jex Opolis of Good Timin' Records here from NYC for an evening with Daydreams at The Night Cat. 

A life-long musician and electronic music producer since the late 90s, Jex hatched Good Timin’ in 2010 as a solo, monthly club night in Toronto. Inspired by bad experiences with other labels, he decided to make Good Timin’ a record label in 2013 as a vehicle for his own music.

Since then, his melody-focused releases are regularly played out by top jocks while his 2015 club-ready EP on Gerd Janson's Running Back showed that Jex could also play in the big rooms, too.

His house-focused duo Conga Radio (with friend Roberto) has released a clutch of tracks over the past three years, including 2016’s “Right Beside You,” an underground hit which featured Jex on vocals.

As Jex himself says about his music: “We’re in the bath, we’re in the bar, we’re in the club, we’re in the car!”

Tickets on sale Friday 6th January

Transcontinental Vibrations: Phat Sparrow
Jan
14
9:00 pm21:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Phat Sparrow

Transcontinental Vibrations presents one of Melbourne's great soul bands: PHAT SPARROW with Mimi Zaetta-Thomas on Saturday the 14th of January at the Night Cat.

PHAT SPARROW featuring Mimi Zaetta-Thomas
Phat Sparrow are a Soul, Gospel, R&B, Funk, Organ trio that is quickly becoming one of Melbourne's most recognised and sought after groups. They draw inspiration from great artists such as; Soulive, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, Chris Dave and Eryka Badu. Unparalleled in their originality and musicianship, Phat Sparrow, comprising of Kim Kelaart (Kate Cebrano) on Hammond organ, Gillan Gregory (Strange Talk) on guitar and Leigh Fisher (Gypsy and the Cat, M-Phazes) on drums, will leave you musically inspired.

Fronting the ensemble is esteemed vocalist, Mimi Zaetta-Thomas, (Mietta, The Black Sorrows.) Zaetta-Thomas has been a recognised and respected part of the Melbourne music scene for the better part of 15 years, and is truly in her element fronting Phat Sparrow.

 Transcontinental Vibrations: Das Malakas
Jan
7
9:00 pm21:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Das Malakas

Do you like head banging, foot stomping music that gives you more energy each song? Yes? Then this one is for you!
Transcontinental Vibrations proudly presents: DAS MALAKAS!!!

DAS MALAKAS performs the finest of Ottoman Longas, Thracian Kantos and Anatolian skank. All delivered with high energy! Melbourne's new high energy band will be playing 2 sets at the iconic Fitzroy venue THE NIGHT CAT. Party like you are in ISTANBUL!!! 
Saturday 7th of January. Doors open at 9pm.

Transcontinental Vibrations: Galata Express + DJ Baba Noir
Dec
23
9:00 pm21:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Galata Express + DJ Baba Noir

  • The Night Cat

Melbourne's favourite seven piece Turkish Gypsy Band Galata Express is this time at The Night Cat! Again with new tunes playing all night long with two sets. Bring your dancing shoes, your good vibes and get ready for the extravaganza!!!

And also DJ Baba Noir will be spinning very rare Turkish vinyl records Anatolian pop, funk, psychedelic folk rock and Turkish Disco.

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bortier OKOE + AMARU TRIBE
Dec
17
9:00 pm21:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bortier OKOE + AMARU TRIBE

  • The Night Cat

Transcontinental Vibrations proudly presents African music stars from Adelaide BORTIER OKOE (Ghana/Adelaide) and Melbourne's Oceanic Cumbia masters AMARU TRIBE on Saturday 17th of December at The Night Cat. Doors open at 8:30pm

BORTIER OKOE

Well-known for his extraordinary musical gifts and exciting innovations. as composer, master traditional drummer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, 
Bortier is popular and sought after performer, delivers songs in English, and his native Ghanaian languages of Ga, Twi, and Ewe.
Bortier Okoe truly is one of Africa's most inspirational musicians. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Bortier was a child prodigy who spent much of his childhood travelling Ghana with his family in their music and dance performance group, Nyomor Baatsor, and it's not surprising to learn that he was recognised by the Ghanaian government as a master drummer and cultural ambassador when he was only seventeen years old.
Bortier recently toured and launched his latest Dzeng Sane (World Matters) album in Africa and Australia.

"Representing West Africa sounds, the style of music that for me embodies the essence of WOMADelaide this year, were Bortier Okoe"
By Luke Balzan - thebarefootreview 2016.

AMARU TRIBE

Amazonic drums, vibrating charangos and powerful vocal harmonies and much more.....

Strings, Skins and wood holds together this tribe of six. Emerging from their trans-oceanic journeys they gather by the laws of creative gravity in the city of Melbourne to resonate with a new sound vision.In Quechua, "Amaru" is the serpent which connects the spiritual and the subterranean world. The tribes deep connection with their roots and mythology is nurtured through in their songlines. Amazonic drums, vibrating charangos and powerful vocal harmonies align to the Australian land creating a musical portal that connects the entire south hemisphere and gives birth to an unknown genre which they call Oceanic Cumbia.

Full Circle presents Jovonn
Dec
16
Dec 17

Full Circle presents Jovonn

After a memorable launch with Chez Damier Circle return for their second show. This time we welcome another house legend for his debut party down under..Jovonn! 

Exploding onto the scene in the early 90’s with his release ‘turn and runaway’ Jovonn has demonstrated his musical talents time and time again. 26 years on Jovonn continues to put out new music all while sticking to his signature deep house style. His tracks have stood the test of time, with some of his productions remaining as relevant as ever. 

Join us for another masterclass of house music!

Neat Lawn presents: Jack Grace, Huntly, Stay At Home Son + more
Dec
15
Dec 16

Neat Lawn presents: Jack Grace, Huntly, Stay At Home Son + more

  • The Night Cat

☆ Come celebrate the launch of new Melbourne label Neat Lawn ☆

Though we've been operating for just under a year, the chance to throw a party hasn't presented itself until now so we thought we'd do something to celebrate the end of the year and our ever-growing roster. The lineup includes our latest signing Huntly launching their new single 'Please', the first Melbourne visit from Wollongong's own Stay At Home Son, as well special sets from our friends Jack Grace and Frances Fox.

Held at The Nightcat on Thursday December 15, there will also be a super special DJ set from cappuccino dub qt's Take Your Time and a secret headliner TBA.

Tickets on sale now → www.neat-lawn.com/party

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This event is taking place on stolen lands of the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present, and we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, a treaty has never been signed.

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bashka with very special guests
Dec
10
9:00 pm21:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bashka with very special guests

Transcontinental Vibrations present:
One of Melbourne's uniquest bands Turkish Electro Oriental ensemble BASHKA. They will be performing 2 sets with very speacial guests such as Nicky Bomba, Cuneyt Cakmak and Murat Eltan and more... Doors open at 9:00pm
BASHKA - Dance music from the dirt streets...
Drawing their inspiration from the vast ocean of Turkish music, Melbourne based group Bashka are creating a new genre which slips between east and west with natural ease. 
Musically spanning two continents and many centuries Bashka explore the contrast between east and west, composed and improvised, original and traditional, acoustic and digital. The group was created in late 2014 by Murat Yucel and Alisha Brooks (Unified Gecko, Baro Banda) both of whom have toured extensively throughout Turkey, Europe and Australia. They recently joined forces with ELFTranzporter and their live performances are energised with a truly new sound combined with the delicacy of traditional Turkish instruments and master players. Live samples and loops merge seamlessly with ancient acoustic and modern western instruments to create music which brings to life old folk songs, gypsy ballads and dance music from the dirt streets of old Turkey.
"Exotic and infectiously danceable" -PBS radio

The Cactus Channel, Allysha Joy & First Baboon Civilization
Dec
3
Dec 4

The Cactus Channel, Allysha Joy & First Baboon Civilization

Transcontinental Vibrations presents a fantastic line up of Melbourne bands: The Cactus Channel + Allysha Joy Quintet and The First Baboon Civilisation Orchestra on Saturday the 3rd of December at Melbourne's new most favorite live music venue The Night Cat. Doors open at 8pm.

After a long writing hiatus, Melbourne alt-soul outfit The Cactus Channel are back with new material and new sounds. Just announcing a 2017 collab with a Brisbane singer (details to come), the band have also been working hard on new instrumental music. See it all at the Night Cat on December 3rd.. with Allysha Joy Quintet and First Baboon Civilisation Orchestra....

** save $4 by booking tickets online **

 Reggae NIGHT Extravaganza
Dec
2
Dec 3

Reggae NIGHT Extravaganza

RYMZO
Africa Reggae Ambassador
Along side Ras Rajahknow Band
Dj Vyruz & Dj Ron Browz on deck.
Special Guest: DJ Carlos
Supporting Artist: Melody Malat & Kadija

Time: 9:00pm
Tickets: General $30 // VIP $60
Info@ www.showbizentertainment.com.au
For Tickets contact Showbiz on: 0450896881, Dj Ron Browz on 0431135020 DJ Vyruz 0422153155 and Nula (Africa shopping Store) on 03-93127443

Transcontinental Vibrations - Ganga Giri
Nov
26
8:00 pm20:00

Transcontinental Vibrations - Ganga Giri

TRANSCONTINENTAL VIBRATIONS is bringing together for you two of Melbourne's great bands; GANGA GIRI and FUTURE ROOTS on Saturday 26th of November at The Night Cat. Doors open at 8:00pm

GANGA GIRI (gun-gah gear-ree)
Ganga Giri is a world-renowned didgeridoo virtuoso and innovator of a fusion of the ancient instrument with electronic beats that has taken the dancefloors of the world by storm since the dawn of the 21st century.
“Ganga Giri is a wonderful musician. I first heard of him at Womad festival, and I loved the mix of his ancient and primitive instrument with a wide range of great dance grooves. Ganga is really taking the didgeridoo places it has never been before and developing a unique style of music. – Peter Gabriel


FUTURE ROOTS
Future Roots Sound is a DJ ,Percussion and Vocalist performance trio led by the musical curator Zhonu 'Future Roots' Moon who is joined by two of Australia's most dynamic emcees in Vida Sunshyne and Mista Monk. Championing bass heavy music from hip-hop to reggae, dancehall and jungle, Future Roots Sound are guaranteed party starters that specialize in dance-floor mobilisation.