We present regular free live In-store Performances at lunchtimes featuring local & international artists. Some of the artists who have performed on our stage include Richard Thompson, Jimmy Webb, Ron Sexsmith, John Scofield, Michelle Shocked, John Hammond, Dave Alvin, Chris Smither, Stephen Cummings, Mick Thomas, Andy White…to name just a few!

These lunchtime concerts are truly very special, intimate & enjoyable… and we hope you’ll come along and join us when you can.

THEY’RE FREE!

In-Store Performances

OPELOUSAS – Live in-store Saturday 7th Sept, 1:30pm!

Opelousas Band is an exciting new blues collaboration between local legends Kerri Simpson, Alison Ferrier and Anthony Shortte.

Their debut album Opelousified is a feast of grit and glory, melding the sonics of Simpson’s powerful raw vocals, Ferrier’s dirty stripped-back electric guitar, amplified fiddle and smooth vocal tones, peppered with Shortte’s swamp-soaked percussion. The trio also added a special ingredient to their simmering sound: ARIA award winning singer-songwriter-guitarist Jeff Lang. Jeff co-produced the album with the band as well as recording, mixing and creating film clips for two songs on the album – ‘Dear John’ and ‘James Dean’.

We’re very excited for a rare SATURDAY show in the basement featuring Opelousas! Come on down and feast your ears on some gritty, bluesy tunes…

LITTLE WISE – Live In-Store, Friday 13th Sept, 12:45

Little Wise, AKA songwriter Sophie Klein, invites you to come and celebrate her new album Want It All as she tours around the country.

Awarded a grant from Creative Victoria and backed by a stellar crowdfunding effort, Little Wise worked at The Aviary Studios with producers Fraser Montgomery and Nick Edin. The resulting ten-track album traverses a classic pop-rock sonic landscape. It’s familiar yet it can’t be pinned down to a single source of influence. These songs are short, sharp, focused and refined. They bring immediacy, authenticity, emotional affect and some unfettered joyous rock ‘n’ roll. SCENSTR have described the first single ‘Want it All’ as sitting “somewhere between the growl of PJ Harvey and simmering tension of The Velvet Underground”.

Fusing indie, folk-rock and vintage sounds with a good dose of Melbourne swagger, don’t miss Little Wise as she turns heads and melts hearts live in-store at The Basement Discs on September 13th in support of Want It All. She will be cutting loose with Rosie Burgess (bass) and Josh Barber (drums) and signing copies of her new record afterwards. Hope to see you in the basement for a decidedly LUCKY Friday the 13th!

LOST RAGAS – live in-store, Friday 20th Sept @ 12:45!

Pioneering new realms of modern, psychedelic sounds, Lost Ragas releas their third album, This Is Not A Dream on 2nd September. Three years in the making, between busy touring and recording schedules, this new collection of stellar tunes showcases the mastery of the band at a whole new level. Cosmic flight, a psychedelic jungle, imprisoned men and boxing legends dance amongst wild guitars, interstellar pedal steel and triumphant orchestral arrangements. From the opening grandeur of the first single ‘Keeping Up With Yesterday’, to the contemplative ‘Morning Star’ and the joyous jaunt of ‘All My Heroes Are Crazy’, Lost Ragas have created an eclectic masterpiece.  Becoming something of a legend in Melbourne, Lost Ragas electrifying live shows are something to behold and their recent Union Hotel residency saw the pub packed to capacity each week with palpable excitement. The highly anticipated new record indicates they won’t be a local secret much longer. This Is Not A Dream is released on vinyl & CD and you can get them signed at the in-store!