Performing for the first time at The Founders room, Slaughterhäus Surf Cult are bringing two of their best mates – Cathy Diver and Emi Doi for an evening of rock n roll-pop-folk mayhem.

26 August 2022
7.30pm – 12 midnight
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$10 Presales
$15 Door

Slaughterhäus Surf Cult
A Three piece garage outfit from Hobart that have been working since 2018 to develop an identifiably Tasmanian sound.
Their third and most recent EP, ‘Since Tyson Called Me A Bitch’, is an accurate representation of the band’s live sound and energy, with each song offering an introspective look into Australia’s southernmost state.
Taking influence from the likes of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Constant Mongrel, ‘Slaughterhäus’ have been lucky enough to play with local, national and international artists and have also been on the bills at a festival called PANAMA, MONA FOMA, the Basin Concert, Falls Music and Arts Festival and Party in the Paddock.

Cathy Diver
Singer-songwriter Cathy Diver writes intimate alt-country and folk songs cast tender vignettes, shifting and sunburnt. Based between lutruwita/Tasmania and Ngunnawal Country, she has toured significantly and supported the likes of Julia Jacklin, Didirri, Tim Rogers and Carla Geneve, as well as co-forming indie label, Undine Records, in 2020.

エミエミ (emi emi)
エミエミ (emi emi)is the experimental J-pop project from 24-year-old Emi Doi. Born and raised in lutruwita to her Launcestonian mum and Japanese dad, エミエミ represents a new musical venture for Emi, combining her existing indie-music flavour with uptempo kawaii-pop, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, CHAI, Kyary Pyamu Pyamu and Superorganism. 楽しんでください (≧▽≦)

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International touring swamp-blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken is bringing his party gig to Hobart on Friday July 14 at The Founders Room supported by mystical soul rocker Jessy Lynch.

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8 Ball Aitken

8 Ball Aitken has toured the world for more than a decade performing his swampy-blues-rock across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist, and producer.  
8 Ball won second place in the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish. His album release ‘ICE CREAM MAN’ hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in March 2021.
8 Ball moved to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2012 and worked for nine years with many of the best in the blues business today.

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Jessy Lynch

Jessy Lynch is a mystical-rocker with a strong soulful voice. Originally from Cairns, she now calls the Sunshine Coast home. Over the past five years, Jessy has played at festivals such as Palm Creek Folk Festival, Coalescence, River Sessions, Rootbound, EcoFiesta, and the Tablelands Folk Festival. She launched her debut album and single ‘AFTERGLOW’ in 2020 to sold-out audiences. The album received radio airplay across Australia. Jessy is currently working on a second album

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Come to the Founders Room for The internationally acclaimed Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys first time live in Tasmania!

The Velvet Playboys Orchestra featuring Adam Hall is an institution of the Australian vintage music scene and renowned for its captivating live performances.

The band’s repertoire is rooted in the Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music of the 40’s and 50’s, from artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Sammy Davis Junior, Harry Connick Junior, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry and The Blues Brothers. They also include a large library of Adam Hall originals and unique arrangements, which can be found on their four albums.

With support from Konrad Park’s Big Small Band this promises to be a night to have you dancing in the aisles!


A group of white men in suits sit in a bar. One of them holds a trumpet.
Photo: Doris Brunet

Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys

I can add to the list the outstanding showmanship of Australian jazz heroes, Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys – Australian stage

In 2005 he formed a classic Rhythm & Blues band, Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys. The band is an institution of the Australian vintage music scene.

Alongside Adam (Vocals, Trumpet) it features some of Australia’s finest musicians, including: 

Mark Turner | Guitar
Anthony Dodos | Trombone
Bronton Ainsworth | Drums
Kane Shaw | Double Bass
Tim Voutas | Keys

Konrad Park’s Big Small Band

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Stand up for peace with this fundraiser for Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion. 

Join Les Nointers, featuring Lucien Simon and Cameron Healy from seminal 90s Tasmanian misfit stagger rock outfit DUST, flamenco metal queen Katherine Diaz Robayo and drum slinger Marcos Genaris. They are joined on stage by the Interiors, who’ve risen from the ashes of All Fires the Fire, to create a new brand of dark splendour. Closing the night will be our very own Russian defector Comrade Xero spinning her collection of banned communist electronica. Special guests for the evening will be Koko Flow and her band of yogis and yogini’s who will open the night with a chant for peace.

Throughout the night will be projected  a range of video art from Black Paul, Troy Melville and Lucien Simon.

All funds raised will be donated to UNICEF’s support for Ukrainian families and children.

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    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

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This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

A monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music.

Genre Electronic

Tapir are a pair of herbivorous ungulates who steer a course between summoning up mirage-like soundscapes from some hidden world, and pitching headlong into the deepest of grooves. You are welcome to dance something we can play to.

Stormworm & La Sauvage
Stormworm and Sauvage is the collaborative experimental electronic music project of lutruwita/Tasmania based visual artist/musician/performers David Fooks (Stormworm) and Edith Perrenot (Sauvage) Stormworm utilises synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines to produce an amalgamation of spliced vowels with experimental and progressive synth passages. Bouncing between light and dark, fast and slow, experimental and ambient. Sauvage brings the living, breathing human core to the collaboration. Adding her haunting vocal melodies and French spoken word passages reverberating over the electronic pulses

IAE is the solo, purge project of Elliott (The Huskees, The Trash Vultures). Lyrics, guitar and synth subject to variation, depending on the level of shyness. 

Baltimore Charlot
The Saddest cowgirl in RnB

The Curators

A Couple sit on a lounge. She wears a red street and sunglasses and has long dark hair. He wears a cap, sunglasses and a long ginger beard.
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Mum and Dad

MUM and a DAD are from Moonah. They tell it like it is while making you shake your rump.

Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

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ARCHIVE December

curated by Matthew “Chalky” Chalk
Saturday 17 Dec 2022
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Post punk Tasmanian three-piece band, Liquid Nails have been a thing since 2019. Subtract two years of global pandemic and you could say, along with the glacial pace of offshore pressing and shipping, they have, in a timely fashion, banged out their debut LP!

The 12 inch, 45rpm self-titled album (in true punk tradition) delivers 10 blistering tracks that authentically replicates the band’s explosive and energetic live performances at pubs and clubs in their hometown of nipaluna (Hobart).

Liquid Nails are celebrating the release of this debut at the Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, on Cubbyhouse Records (100 available).

Cruiser-charged fast hardcore. World record holders for most notes in a 36 second song. Unmissable on many levels.

Melodic nipaluna power pop and it’s absolute finest. They have one stellar 7-inch out and a debut album on the way.

Nice House (Debut Show)
With the median house price in Hobart at an all time encouragingly affordable $995,000, Nice House are here to ask and answer one question: Can rock and roll save this city?

  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

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A night of surreal and psychedelic art, music and interactive exhibits. Gochi improvises and launches his latest EP and showcases some of the unusual and trippy art that has leaked from his fried noggin.

Providing further entertainment for the night is Phat Loops and Bailey Jaxxon. Two very different, yet highly talented acts, that might have you hearing colours by the end of the night.

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Mr Gochi is a Live Looping act incorporating funk, samples and electronic bleeps and bloops to create psychedelic soundscapes and grooves. His art is likewise mind bending and his most common mediums involve tech and gadget-ry.

Photo: Will Joseph

Bailey Jaxxon
‘Ello, I make jams for your scones, songs to stick in your head like the jingle for a cereal commercial.

Photo: Matthew Bicket

Phat Loops
Phat Loops is a slick mix of Drum & Bass, orchestral leanings, pop-culture ambiance, heavy metal guitar, and cinematic ornament. Hard to describe, easy to love – Phat loops is dance music for the modern era. Everything is performed live.

  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

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Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble is thrilled to be able to travel to Hobart and perform at the Founders Room at Salamanca Arts Centre on Thursday 28 July 2022.

The band will present an exciting performance from a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz that spans classic jazz standards to contemporary original compositions. The repertoire encompasses hard swinging bop and post-bop numbers, bossa-nova and samba grooves, gorgeous ballads, and songs from the great tune-smiths of jazz. The band will chart a course between tight arrangements and creative improvisational exploration.

Get ready for some hot jazz on a cold Hobart night!

The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble pose for a 2022 promotional photo at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble

Features seven of Navy’s finest jazz musicians, including our feature vocalist and three piece horn section (trumpet, saxophone, trombone) plus a rhythm-section of piano, double bass and drums. Individually the musicians have all undertaken music degrees at University (including WAAPA and the Victorian College of The Arts) and studied and performed internationally with world renowned artists. The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz, from classic jazz standards, to swing, bossa-nova and samba, plus some contemporary original compositions. The group has supported and performed with many world renowned musicians including Don Burrows, James Morrison, and Katie Noonan, representing the Royal Australian Navy at community events and official Government functions and regularly performs at Festivals such Moomba and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. The band’s tour of Tasmania includes a performance at The Founders Room at the Salamanca Arts Centre (Thursday 28 July 2022) and performances at this years at Devonport Jazz Festival. 

The band members are:
Maggie James    – Vocals
Gregory Smith    – Saxophone
Martin Duck        – Trumpet
Rob Flynn            – Trombone
Julian Foord        – Piano
Hadyn Murtagh  – Double Bass
Bruce McIntyre  – Drums

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