Bang On
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Bang On

BangON! is back!!!

Relaunching right in the heart of Footscray in the intimate surrounds of The Night Heron, BangON will return with an eclectic and electric line up, next Saturday, May 5th.

Denim Owl

The moving ambient pop of Denim Owl will be joining the return of BangON. Denim Owl's dreamy tunes will take you to a place you didn't think you needed to visit, but you did.

https://soundcloud.com/denim-owl


Cabin Inn 

The longest running project of local soundscape master, Rossco Harvey, with which he paints broad strokes of beauty that transport witnesses to other places. Whether in solo or band mode, performing new, old or a fully improvised set, you'll be taken on a journey.

https://soundcloud.com/cabin-inn


Mems 

New to the Footscray scene (Yazza Strong, Chur Bro!) Mems are a mash up of all the joyful things, plus harmonica!

Can't wait to make memories at the home away from home of the Heron with you and BangON!

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Learmonth ~First Show~ Sara Rose(CAN) & Ed Hawke @The NightHeron
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Learmonth ~First Show~ Sara Rose(CAN) & Ed Hawke @The NightHeron

Learmonth are playing their first show after years of writing, considering, rehearsing and dreaming

They are humbled to be joined by gifted songwriters ~ the soulful Sara Rose who comes to us all the way from Canada; and the warm, inviting melodies of Ed Hawke (San Antone). 

Join us for a chill eve of music ~ let us takes you inside ~ touch the heart & leave thoughts inspired...

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GOLFO #2 Antipodean Launch Party
Apr
21
to Apr 22

GOLFO #2 Antipodean Launch Party

 

Welcome to the first ever Australian launch of GOLFO magazine, celebrating GOLFO #2!

A rapscallion zine of poetry, art and photography.

Poetry readings from the magazine will kick off at 7 PM at  featuring Michael FarrellLuke Beesley, Sandy Caldow and Henry Briffa. 

Disk Jockeys will be taking over post poetry. The stellar line-up including DJ Chilly Billy, DJ Carlito, DJ Mad Mick and DJ White Pointer.

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A Recorded Guide Through:Dreams And Nightmares
Jan
19
to Jan 20

A Recorded Guide Through:Dreams And Nightmares

The 19th of January is the return of A Recorded Guide Through!

Leaving the popped collars of Brunswick behind we have moved to the west! Our new home: The Night Heron in Footscray. 

This Recorded Guide we will be playing only songs about Dreams and Nightmares. Post-punk to Swedish commune noise rock to synth pop to ayahuasca chants to sunshine ballads your nan loves. 
All vinyl.
Free entry.

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Phisha
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Phisha


Phisha performs a unique style of percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar with intriguing techniques,
But then takes it a step further by incorporating it around meaningful songwriting and a voice that can tell a story.

Come see and hear for yourself...
Because it is indeed music that needs to be seen, not just heard.


https://youtu.be/Vw_n8eK6u30
https://youtu.be/IPoEqURkkZU
https://youtu.be/JQ-V9f9CvEI
https://youtu.be/HEuqcxZrGd8
https://youtu.be/ytFHEybQSrk

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Improv Intensities
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Improv Intensities

 

The elusive wrongjazz trio Richards/Palliser/Wadley are very happy to be playing The Night Heron with esteemed legends of guitar and cyberhardware sonics- Mick Turner solo...."A nothingness fills my head"... and with their first foray togethor into the aleatoric realm- Dave Brown on tenor guitar,pedals and minimal preparations, in duo with Tina Douglas on conductive objects and electronics.. No door charge , it promises to be a great night at the ever hospitable Night Heron. Hope to see you there.

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Poetry at the Night Heron
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry at the Night Heron

Details

Summer Lovin' with a side of Muzak and the Macabre

It will be Huge! 
It will be Crazy!
It will be Yvette Stubbs and Gerard Lewis-Fitzgerald! 
It will be the last Night Heron Poetry Reading for 2017!
It will be Awesome! 
Tell your friends!

Gerard Lewis-Fitzgerald : Although Gerard has dabbled intermittently in writing over the years (short stories, poetry, songs), it has only been in the last few years that he has been increasingly able to perform to an audience. One the poetry side of things, this began with a poem slipped into a three-item set at musical open mic nights at various venues in his local West/South Gippsland area. Only this year has he also ventured out into the Melbourne Spoken Word scene at such venues as The Owl and Cat, the Dan, WestWord and even as the only token male of the incomparable Pregnant Lentils. He gratefully admits that this exposure to the demi-monde of performance poets has been as a friend, co-writer and protege of his co-feature Yvette Stubbs.

Yvette and Gerard first performed on the same stage in improve theatre, then called Theatre Sports, competing against each other. then as a couple in The Marx Brothers. Gerard as Groucho and Yvette his drunken wife Ruth. They have toured a multi award winning shakespeare show, The Best Bits of The Bard,and much more. They currently work together and individually on various poetry gigs through out Gippsland and Melbourne. Yvette is an old hand at strutting the poetry gigs boards, she tells us the family of poets are her life pump, every time she feels listless, she gets a boost of blood to the brain when she hears and experiences others work. Yvette writes in a way that angsty mirth way, like a barbed wire kiss. she fills your bathtub with slush and washes it away with gusts of bravado. if you have seen her perform well this is going to be different and some of the same, if you havent then hold your hats on, you are in for one hell of a summery, musically macabre ride.

To see her in action follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcwRleo7Bqw

Each reader is encouraged to read both their own work and poetry by somebody else.* 

As always there is stacks of poetry by all sorts of poets available so if you don’t have your favourite poet handy, or don’t have a favourite poet, you could find them . The stack will do its best to relate to the theme... (wish me luck).

If you want an audio recording of your reading it's easy to do, just say so on the open mic sign up sheet and include your email.

The best readers will get a prize at the end of the night (you have to stay until the end to get your prize).

Multilingual readers are welcome and fantastic.

The Night Heron also has some of the nicest bar staff and beer ever. There's a pretty courtyard out the back.

Entry is free, but donations are awesome.

*(If your chosen poem(s) is 3 pages or more, please have a chat with me before you get started so I can make sure you will have enough time.)


Last part of the night, Music! Which will also respond to the theme, will play, anyone can volunteer two lines, two words, or even the same word twice, responding to the theme. If you miss a spot on the open mic, this is a chance to write two lines to the theme, we will record you reading with everyone else who gets up with music, and over the next week it will magically appear slightly remixed on the Facebook page.

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Welcome Home Harriet Party! Bands, brews & besties!
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Welcome Home Harriet Party! Bands, brews & besties!

We're throwing a party because the coolest gal in town is back.

June Jones (Two Steps On the Water)
https://junejones.bandcamp.com/
AA Matheson
https://aamatheson.bandcamp.com/
Main Dice (Olsen Twins)
https://soundcloud.com/hairy-rat
Secret Stains
https://soundcloud.com/secret-stains

Its gonna be a beautiful sunny afternoon in the courtyard starting at 3pm.

All bathrooms on site are gender neutral.

Accessibility: Venue has advised that there is a 10cm step at the front door and a 17cm step out to beer garden. There is also a toilet that has grab rails. Please contact us if you need assistance accessing the venue. The show is being held in the beer garden for reference. 

This event is held on the land of the Wurundjeri-Willam of the Kulin nation of which sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future and to all Indigenous people on this land. We are extremely thankful from the bottom of our hearts to be able to gather in this place.

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DJ Trixie Darko
Dec
1
to Dec 2

DJ Trixie Darko

DJ trixie darko will be back playing tunes at Footscray favourite - The Night Heron from 9pm til late!

FREE entry

This event will take place on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. We pay our respects to elders past, present, & emerging & acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. 

Please note Night Heron’s accessibility specs: a 10cm step up into the venue, and a 17cm step down into the beer garden. Toilets are genderless, with grab rails.

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