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Live music, Dance, Comedy, Cabaret, Film Nights, Lounge Bar (Kissing Room) & Private Functions
WED 14th & THURS 15th of OCTOBER 2020
THESE SHOWS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. NEW SHOWS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER IN THE YEAR
Presented by Jordan Shanks
Ever since I learned there was a propaganda model created in the early 1900s that filters all media so the public only sees what the elite want them to see I have been obsessively tracking its ramifications. It's truly horrific. There is no democracy. It's all a lie... can I have some money?
Doors - 7pm, show - 7.30pm - 8.30pm.
Two and a bit years ago, in a little town called Hobart, two queers were feeling a little down about the whole country having a say on their relationships. The votes were in but the announcement was to come. What else was there to do but to do but party whilst we we waited in...LIMBO.
Profits from each LIMBO cover the costs of our events (ensuring that the rainbow fun continues to roll) and any left over is proudly donated to Tasmanian LGBTIQA+ charity Working it Out Inc. $18,450.00 has been donated from LIMBOs to date. So come, dance, and help the good times keep queering on.
Remember the ground rules:
Rainbow babies and allies alike are welcome to this round #2 night of fun and frivolity. After all, LIMBO is about love and sharing the way we love each other.
But it’s also REALLY important that LIMBO is a safe space for LGBTQIA+ people and their friends to be entirely themselves, free from the judgement.
Career highlights include being invited by Derrick May to collaborate on a remix project for the movie Tekkonkinkreet in Carl Craig’s Detroit studio. His second release on own imprint, Haul Music, was released on Carl Cox’s Global Underground compilation (#38 Black Rock Desert). Vance also remixed Parisian, Etienne Jaumet of Zombie Zombie fame on classic French label, Versatile. One of the more recent 12” offerings on his own label was praised by Resident Advisor featuring a classic remix by British legend Kirk Degiorgio. In 2013 he released the 12” EP “Uneasy Me” on Aril Brikha's Art of Vengeance record label with a remix by Aril himself. His latest project is a collaboration with Berlin artist, Discrete Circuit, entitled Away Soundsystem. The first EP from this project in 2016 features remixes from Joe Claussell and Mr.Ties.
Vance’s own fusion of House and Techno music is informed and influenced by his classically trained musical background in combination with early experiences of original Mid-West electronic ideals. He has been performing his own music in a live format since the late 90s. That history can be heard in every live show and DJ appearance. Christian has played in various cities, countries, clubs and festivals in recent times. Stattbad, Tresor and About Blank in Berlin, Club Kyo in Singapore, Berns 2.35:1 in Stockholm to name a few.
Supports by Joram Flynn & Mop Dingo
A SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS
A. Swayze & The Ghosts are pleased to announce a series of very special, intimate dates in everyone's favourite rooms.
Recently unleashing their new single ‘Mess of Me, a slice of garage-punk that’s as immediate and bold as their chaotic live performances, the Hobart native's take over The Old Bar, Melbourne and The Grand Poobah (Kissing Room), Hobart for 3 consecutive nights each.
JUNE 3RD - THE GRAND POOBAH (KISSING ROOM) - HOBART
JUNE 4TH - THE GRAND POOBAH (KISSING ROOM) - HOBART
JUNE 5TH - THE GRAND POOBAH (KISSING ROOM) - HOBART
Watch video for the ‘Mess of Me’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrorLOHyOWY&feature=emb_title
Very limited tickets for these shows, once they're gone, there won't be extras.
"Entering 2020 with a real sense of purpose, new single 'Mess Of Me' is a choppy, adrenalin-soaked garage punk anthem." – CLASH Magazine
"What would The Strokes sound like if they came from Tasmania? Probably a bit like A. Swayze & The Ghosts banging new indie anthem ‘Mess of Me’ – It’s absolutely Massive’"- NME
SHANTAN WANTAN ICHIBAN
A radio presenter, master of ceremonies, party promoter and one of the countries finest DJs. Shantan does it all.
Holding it down at triple j, Shantan Wantan Ichiban has been the go-to guy when the national youth broadcaster has needed someone with great music selection and microphone presences to bring the party to Australia across the airwaves. He has built a name for himself filling in regularly for Nina Las Vegas on ‘House Party’ and Linda Marigilano on Good Nights, and has just recently taken over Saturday Nights after Mix Up playing a wide spectrum of club music. Joining the dots between hip hop and house to get have you raving well into Sunday morning.
In addition to triple j and for several years now, Shantan has had a significant presence on Sydney’s FBi 94.5 FM. Not only does his show ‘Stolen Records’, play the broadest selections in urban and world music, but it is also one of the most popular shows airing in their Wednesday 6-8pm Sunset slot.
Similarly as a DJ, Shantan has proved to be one of the most versatile on the circuit. He has created some of Sydney’s most successful party nights across a wide range of genres. Through brands such as ‘Dutty Dancing’, ‘Player Haters Ball’, ‘Pop That’ and ‘Pineapple Republic’, he has built a reputation for fun parties turning even the darkest and dankest of rooms into a ‘queue-around-the-corner’ night club. Not surprisingly, Shantan possesses the uncanny ability to transform the quietest and most introverted party-goer into an ass-popping ratchet on the dance floor (just look at the Dutty Dance photos!). Some say this ability was learned but the legends have it as he was born with it.
Shantan’s gift to put together energetic sets across different genres has made him one of Sydney’s most sought after DJs. With an arsenal of Hip Hop, R&B, Trap, Indie, Dance, Throwback Pop Anthems and electronic music to pick from, his sets often obliterate any given dancefloor due to the sheer amount of dancing. He can be found playing festivals like ‘Splendour In Grass’ and ‘Secret Garden’ and is a resident at club venues such as ‘Goodgod Small Club’, ‘The Ivy’, ‘The Standard’, ‘Kit N Kaboodle’ and more.
Adding to an arsenal of already impressive talents, Shantan is also a master of ceremonies extraordinaire. With a personality and voice that commands attention, he has hosted stages at Festivals including ‘Field Day’, ‘Parklife’ and ‘Foreshore’, plus numerous concerts ranging from Mix Master Mike to Presets to Armand Van Buuren to MF DOOM.
A modern day renaissance man. A radio presenter, master of ceremonies, party promoter and one of the country’s finest DJs. When he does have free time, Shantan partakes in elbow modelling and breeds champion snails – which he races. What a guy.
“Shantan is a bonified rude boi party starter! I would get down on his dance floor any day.”
Anna Lunoe (DJ, Producer, Singer, Legend)
“Shantan Wantan Ichiban is the physical embodiment of 3 million lolcats who escaped the internet. Each one of them is desperate to play a new song that’s wildly different to the one currently playing but Shantan makes it happen and keeps the lolcats (and the crowd) happy for his entire crazy and diverse set. He can get the whole club moving with just one well chosen song, and can keep them moving for 5 hours without playing one shit song.”
Levins (Twitter Celeb, DJ, Hot Dog King)
“Australia’s number 1 DJ, if not the world”
Supports by Tristan De Leon, Eddie Edwards & Joram Flynn
River Yarra is the moniker of Raudie McLeod, a producer and DJ who spawned upstream from Melbourne’s Yarra River in a quiet, leafy suburb. Rooted in percussion, rhythm and experimentation developed in the Eltham High School Symphonic Band his small but honest musical output crawls across an entrancing range of tempos and styles. In 2017 with an ear-worm for oblique sounds he left the pond and hopped off to Paris to join the clan of Zaltan’s Antinote where he would release his first and second EPs #Lucky #Boy and FrogMania.
River Yarra breathes deeply into his slowly-expanding-balloon of naïvely elegant productions with deadly serious humour and a mature, playful spirit. From misspelt song titles about whistling to latin chants of critically endangered amphibians and everything intermediate, the only limitation is that there might not be one. In his ambiguous DJ mixes he conjures images of moss laden forests and outback cosmic cowboys.
His adjacent project Super Utu currently functions as a record label releasing less heard music, new, old and in between. To date he has overseen the release of pan-global bass techno outfit Poison consisting of DJ Plead and T.Morimoto, Berlin art-pop DIYers Pantene and Electrodelia a 90s new-age house trio from Copenhagen.