Coming Up This Week @ the pbc


The Demon Drink
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Demon Drink

Friday the 21st of July from 7:30pm | Entry $12
 The driving, diamond rough, corner of the bar music of The Demon Drink swills round the bottom of your glass, tipping the barman handsomely before slapping you on the back and giving your girlfriend the dance of her life.

Brothers, Kieran and Adrian Waters (AKA Baron Field), belt call and response vocals over plunkin’ banjo, Mick Destiny’s snaking slide guitar, Sean O’Shea’s pulsing bass, trilling mandolins, a thumping kick drum and a bluesful of mouth harp.

Jenny Leong In Conversation with Scott Ludlam
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jenny Leong In Conversation with Scott Ludlam

Sunday the 23rd of July from 4pm 
Join Member for Newtown,Jenny Leong MP and Senator Scott Ludlam in conversation about stopping tollroads, successful community actions and creating liveable cities.

NSW Greens spokesperson on Transport, Dr. Mehreen Faruqi will also give an overview of the situation in NSW regarding tollroads and the privatisation of our roads. And we’ll also hear from Senator Lee Rhiannon on her work on WestConnex in the federal parliament.

Scott has been instrumental in working to stop the Roe 8 highway in Perth, which followed on from the successful campaign
to stop the East/West Link in Melbourne.

Want to know how they did it?

Life Drawing @ The PBC – Every Tuesday Night
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Life Drawing Petersham

Life Drawing Petersham

Tuesdays from 6:30pm | $15 entry
A non-instructional life drawing sketch club that provides male and female nude models every week. The group encourages beginner artists and provides a quality experience that has seasoned artists coming back regularly.
Lighting is a huge focus and a lot of time and effort has been expended setting up primary, secondary and fill-in lights to give the models great depth. Unique to the group is a 10 minute (optional) challenge that encourages exploration of non-standard techniques and gives participants automatic entry into the monthly draw for a free bottle of wine and complimentary session.
The $15 entry fee covers model booking, room hire and investment in lighting, easels and materials for beginners. There is no need to book and there is no problem dropping in late if you can’t make it on time.
Check out the Facebook page where you will find a weekly event with details of the upcoming model. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
Tuesday Night Trivia with Mr Trivia
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday Night Trivia with Mr Trivia

Every Tuesday | Club opens at 5pm | Trivia from 7:30pm
Book a table – 02 9569 4639 – or simply turn up on the day!
Swing Dancing
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Swinging at the PBC 

Get dancing with Swing Dance Sydney!
Learn the social dances of the 1920s, 30s and 40s at the friendly PBC.
Class times:
6.30pm-7.30pm Beginner swing dancing
7.30pm Practice time (free, and everyone’s welcome)
8.00pm Intermediate swing dancing
Beginner classes are run in 6 week blocks – check the Swing Dance site for start dates.
Come along for a sticky beak any time – the bar is open! The bistro is closed but you can order in!
Keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwingDanceSydney
Bespoken Word: July
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

BESPOKEN WORD – Monthly Storytelling & Comedy Soirée launches at PBC

Sunday the 27th of July @ 7:30pm | $12 early bird tickets, $18 general admission
Comedian John Knowles helped launch PBC’s Green Room Theatre with his successful show FourFathers alongside George Catsi’s solo show. John and writer Kate Iselin bring their passion for live storytelling and comedy back to the club with ‘Bespoken Word’, a parlour-style evening of engaging, funny and often poignant stories well told. The first bracket features invited authors performing crafted short stories on a specific theme. Locals are encouraged to speak with Kate if they wish to prepare a story of their own on a future theme.  In the second bracket, John Knowles hosts a live episode of ‘I Can Top That!, his popular storytelling gameshow as heard on ABC 702’s Afternoons with James Valentine. It’s a competitive true-story-telling-slam. Three professional comedians are challenged to tell their funniest actual recollections based on a random audience suggestion and no preparation. Its like The Moth meets Family Feud. The stories are all true. Some will be shocking confessions, others embarrassing, insightful, sweet or just plain hilarious. Come along on the fourth Thursday of every month for a smorgasbord of writing, raconteurs and revelations with an emphasis on laughter.
The Bean Project ‘Naked Trees’ Tour
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Bean Project ‘Naked Trees’ Tour

Thursday the 27th of from 7:30pm | $10 entry
In January Melbourne’s premier French-horn clad quintet The Bean Project recorded their debut album ‘Naked Trees’. After 3 months of touring the country, playing at Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival and showcasing in Kansas City at Folk Alliance International, the 2016 FAA Artist of the Year are set to release the album on 22nd June supported by a national tour and a show at Petersham Bowlo on Thursday 27th July with supports TBC.

‘Naked Trees’ is like a good whisky – strong, woody and rich, makes you think about your life and gives you a bubbling desire to dance. The album sways from enthusiastic groovy numbers such as ‘Gaps’ to tear-jerking singer-songwriter songs such as ‘Never Been More Alone.’ Inspired by the naked trees it is named after, the production took a no frills, no gimmicks, straight forward approach, using great microphones to record great performances. Described as ‘the odd marriage of James Taylor and The Cat Empire,’ The Bean Project’s premier record carves its own path in a highly saturated sonic landscape, and will be available on Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp from 22nd June.


The Argon Room
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


The Argon Room

Friday the 28th of July from 8pm | $10 entry
Sydney spacefolk band Starling have emerged from hibernation.. as The Argon Room.
Five years on from their Steve Kilbey produced debut album Semaphore, The Argon Room are back with a hold of new songs. Questions and stories about life, death, grief, living underground and temporal mechanics, set amongst an unfolding soundscape of Churchy Floydish beauty.

These tunes, all written in the long shadow of Bowie’s passing are the start of a new album and adventure for The Argon Room, and anyone along for the ride.
Joining The Argon Room at the PBC will be high energy indie rockers Anatomy Class and always engaging Buddy Glass.

The Argon Room
with special guests, Anatomy Class and Buddy Glass
Friday 28 July. $10


Oxfam Trailwalker Charity Fundrasier
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Oxfam Trailwalker Charity Fundrasier

Saturday the 29th of July from 1pm | $15 entry (proceeds to OXFAM Trailwalker)
Come help Waly, Tobes, Morgan and Lucky raise some funds for charity by hanging out with a bunch of legends (youse), enjoying a few cheeky beverages, bowls in the sun (i’ve been guaranteed it will be unseasonably warm), raffle prizes and listening to some live tunes. Starts early, so get the family – kids and parents – involved. It will kick on until we get kicked out or the kicking stops. Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful heads.

Also the legendary Juliette Mitchell and James Findlay will be adding their impressive social capital to the mix buy celebrating their birthday and thesis completion respectively. Unmissible!

Only $15 entry! Addition donations welcome 🙂


Big Sky Mountain + The Charm + Tim Richards
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Big Sky Mountain + The Charm + Tim Richards

Sunday the 30th of July from 5pm | Tix $10 presale or $15 on the door
Big Sky Mountain are a 6 piece all female musical collective from Sydney, Australia. With a sound that is reminiscent of Norah Jones, Feist and a hint of Wilco they take you on a journey from Gypsy Jazz to Alt Country with a bit of Gospel and a sprinkling of Pirate.

Relax, kick back and enjoy the good times with The Charm and their Alternative Folk tunes.

Singer-Songwriter Tim Richards was born and raised in Australia. He grew up listening and playing guitar to Artists such as Johnny Cash,Otis Redding And JJ Cale to name a few and now gigs his original Indie, Rock, Roots sound around Sydney.

$10 online (+ $1.58 bf) | $15 door

5pm – Tim Richards

6pm – Big Sky Mountain

7pm – The Charm

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Come for dinner and bring the kids.

Vibrant and pokie free club.

Fully licensed – NO BYO

Free entry for kids

Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)