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Cong Josie

Cong Josie

6:30pm, Sat 26 March, 2022
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Chop chop! Cong Josie & The Crimes are revvin and choppin their way to Brunswick for one night only. They'll be joined by feminist bratwavin post-punkers Hearts and Rockets and dark-wave doomers, Ov Pain.

The debut LP, CONG! came out late last year to rave reviews. It won Triple R's coveted 'Album of The Week' and it was among The Guardian's best Australian records of 2021. Like the live show, CONG! traverses a hyperreal world of romance, sleaze, smoke and gyrating hips. Below this, throbbing synth rhythms and early rock 'n' roll kicks simmer and shake. Pitchfork recently described the LP as "a heady, gleefully ridiculous piece of genre pastiche held together by ... flamboyance and predilection for showmanship." Cong Josie's music is also deeply personal however, with much of the music inspired by therapy sessions - leading to songs of introspection and inner-demon exorcisms!

Together with his band The Crimes, Cong has been wowing audiences with his 'leave-it-all-out-there' sweat-fuelled stage (chairs, tables, floor) manner. From electronic stompers to post-punk swampers and Lynchian romance it will take you places. Brunswick Ballroom is in for one hell of a steamy rodeo-rave-up!


The Brunswick Artists' Bar and Brunswick Ballroom will be operating under the Victorian State Government vaccination mandate. Therefore, as outlined in the Victorian Roadmap, only patrons, staff and artists who are double vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter the venue.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App with a valid Vaccination certificate as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.

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