More dates

ŽIVA +++ Cong Josie live at Red Hill Hotel

This event has passed Get tickets

Event description

🩸Join us as we plunge into the depths of darkwave sounds at the Red Hill Hotel in Castlemaine🩸

ŽIVA bringing her haunting electro-slavic sounds to us on Saturday, April 6th to perform live her debut album with support from amazing Cong Josie.

Presale: $15 + BF

Doors: $20

ŽIVA (Melbourne/Croatia)
Lucija Ivšić, former frontwoman of the successful post-punk band Punčke, has fearlessly combined elements of Slavic-pop, trip-hop, darkwave, and R&B to create a unique sound for her new bilingual music project, ŽIVA. With her latest single "Bad Blood", ŽIVA continues to push the boundaries of genres such as darkwave and synthpop adding a haunting slavic vibe. Born and raised in Vinkovci, a town in the Croatian region of Slavonija, Lucija draws inspiration from her cultural heritage to blend modern sounds with those reflecting her hometown. With just a small audio interface, keyboard, microphone, and laptop, ŽIVA performs her original music live on stage.

Cong Josie

Cong Josie is the moonlighting alter-ego of Nicolaas Oogjes, frontman of cult “Heat Beat” band, NO ZU. It is a subconscious driven, dream-state livin' hyper-reality that Cong springs from. This version of Nicolaas presents as some kind of a snake-oil-salesman, a faking Aussie cowboy, a singer-of-sleaze and/or a hero of the outer-suburbs depending on your outlook. The sound of Cong, and his band ‘The Crimes’, manifests from deep within the psyche: 50's rock 'n' roll nostalgia meets pounding late-night electronics, switchblade-sharp rhythms express genuine heartfelt mental-health purging. “Glint in the eye” dark and self-effacing humour is tied up in uncompromising post-punk urgency. When he is joined on stage by his band featuring singers Cassandra Capri (Cassandra Kiely) and Mona Rêves (Simone Page-Jones) and Johnny Cayn (Cayn Borthwick) on sax and guitar, the tension between romantic love and the darker side of life burns even hotter.

Powered by

Tickets for good, not greed Humanitix donates 100% of profits from booking fees to charity

Refund policy

No refunds