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Bum Club 1984 - 1985
Commercial Hotel, 301 High Street, Northcote

(All info below is from Denise's diaries from 1984)


In late 1983 Dolores San Miguel asked Denise and Dave if they wanted to run a Tuesday night venue in Northcote, in a hotel recently taken over by the owner of the Exford Hotel. It ran from February 1984 to late January 1985, when it ended because of complaints from local residents.



Tuesday February 28th, 1984
Opening night
$2 entry - 8 to 11pm

Happy hour from 8-9pm
Buick KBT (paid $50)
Roxanne/Vicki Cole (Dancer)
Christopher Kid (paid $16)
Films by Michael Buckley

See poster here


Tuesday March 6th, 1984
$2.50 entry - 8-11pm

Lynching Party ($45)
Orchestra of Skin and Bones ($21)
Krang (John Murphy)
Food and films

See poster here



Tuesday March 13th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Spring Plains ($25)
The Feet ($11)
The Blessing by James Buck
Food and films

See poster here


Tuesday March 20th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Harem Scarem ($20)
The Sermon/Noizez ($9)
Food and films

See poster here



Tuesday March 27th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

The Feral Dinasours ($47)
Mr Bum and P.J. Nicholls ($20)
Cricket movies from the 70s.

See poster here


Tuesday April 3rd, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

The Trial
The Inquest
Films, food and happy hour
(Loss of $17 for the night)

See poster here



Tuesday April 17th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Decay Constant ($17)
Bum Steers ($10)
Mr Bum and P.J. Nicholls ($5)


Tuesday April 24th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

High Octane Passiona ($5)
Bum Steers ($0)
The Price (Angie - 10 minutes)



Tuesday May 1st, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Spring Plains
Lynching Party



Tuesday May 8th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Ku Klux Frankenstein ($30)
Separate Tables
Cricket movies from the 70s.



Tuesday May 15th, 1984
Free entry - 7 to 10pm

Shower Scene from Psycho
Lynching Party
Bum Steers


Tuesday May 22nd, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Noizez
Mr Bum and PJ Nicholls


Tuesday May 29th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Buick KBT
Lynching Party


Tuesday May 1st, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Spring Plains
Lynching Party


Tuesday June 5th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Pilot to Bombadier ($30)
Separate Tables ($22)


Tuesday June 12th, 1984
Free entry - 7 to 10pm

Bum Steers


Tuesday June 19th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Delta Cubed ($15)


Tuesday June 26th, 1984
$2 entry - 7 to 10pm

Ku Klux Frankenstein ($17)
Separate Tables ($5)



Tuesday July 24th, 1984
$2 entry - 8 to 10pm

Box of Fish
Ku Klux Frankenstein


Tuesday July 31st, 1984
$2 entry -
8 to 10pm

I Spit On Your Gravy
Bum Steers
BBQ Bob and Fred
Pizza Sluts
and films



Change of name of venue to Bum Club - new poster by Fred Negro (thanks Fred)

Change of hours due to giving away free food (Chilli con carne, cooked by Stuart Grant)
Change of price of entry to $1



Tuesday July 31st, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am
First night of a permanent late licence

Mr Bum and PJ Nicholls





Tuesday August 21st, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Buick KBT ($45)
Mr Bum and PJ Nicholls ($17)
Bum Steers ($17)
Chris ($10)

See poster here


Tuesday August 28th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Pilot to Bombadier
Bum Club Dancers
Mr Bum and PJ Nicholls
BBQ Bob and Fred

See poster here


Tuesday September 4th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Killjoy
Dilapidata
Mr Bum Trio





Tuesday September 11th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Country and Western night
Jika Jika Players
Bum Steers C & W

See poster here

Tuesday September 18th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Accentrix
Nude Girls on Stage
Mr Bum Trio




Tuesday September 25th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Spring Plains
Bum Steers



Tuesday October 2nd, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

I Spit On Your Gravy
Hard core Bum Steers

See posters here
And here


Tuesday October 9th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Uninvited Guests
Accentrix
Mr Bum Trio

See poster here

Tuesday October 16th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Bum Steers
3 Toed Sloths




Tuesday October 23rd, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Dilapidata
Mr Bum Trio

See poster here

Tuesday October 30th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Weddings, Parties, Anything
Daughters of Charity
Mr Bum Trio

(Barnshack cancelled)

See poster here


Tuesday November 6th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Bum Steers
Planet Earth
Mr Bum Trio

(Mental Health Foundation cancelled)

See poster here

Tuesday November 13th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

I Spit On Your Gravy
Vicious Circle
Bum Steers



Tuesday November 20th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Manic Dirge
Wet Ones


Tuesday November 27th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Weddings, Parties, Anything
Nude Girls On Stage

 

Tuesday December 4th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Mental Health Foundation
Silver Fish
Pizza Sluts


Tuesday December 11th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Slaughterhouse
Horse


Tuesday December 18th, 1984
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Deadbeats
Mr Bum Trio
Rod, Jack and Fred
Krang



1985

Tuesday January 7th, 1985
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Pizza Sluts


Tuesday January 14th, 1985
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Wide Boys


Tuesday January 22nd, 1985
$1 entry - 9pm
to 1am

Death Sentence
Depression
Bum Steers

See poster here