I Liked It...But I Didn’t Know What The F#!k It Was About

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This is Joel. Joel is a very serious, very important performance artist. Joel makes very important “works” about issues that you should definitely care about. Please please come and see Joel’s very important show.

I Liked it...But I Didn't Know What the F#!K It Was About goes where few “experimental contemporary immersive performance” works dare to tread: out of the theatre and into the bar to see what passes the “pub test”.

Grab a drink and enjoy some tunes with Joel and local musicians for a Pub Trivia Night about the craziest, weirdest, most confusing stuff Joel's ever had to see on and off of a stage.

Expect very silly stories about very serious people, served with tongue firmly in cheek. Together, we’ll try and work out how stuff even gets made, and why we should care.

Joining Joel is Naarm based producer and songwriter Max Lawrence who specialises in the cathartic and the chaotic, blending hi-fi grooves and experimental electronica with larger than life art pop.

I Liked it...But I Didn't Know What the F#!K It Was About has been developed with support from the City of Darebin through FUSE Fund, Canberra Theatre, The Winter Festival Fund and City of Yarra.


Tuesday 15 March 6.30pm

Wednesday 16 March 6pm

Wednesday 16 March 8.30pm


"I Liked It… But makes for a fun night out with friends where you can also learn a little something about dance history"
— Tristan Niemi - nothingeverhappensinbrisbane.com



Naarm-based Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri dancer and performance-maker who performed with European companies and choreographers and with CHUNKY MOVE.

Joel’s intimate dance-theatre encounters in unorthodox spaces spring from his Wiradjuri heritage, and use humour to engage audiences in rituals about sex, history, trauma and healing.

Joel’s major works- Biladurang, Dharawungara, Daddy, Considerable Sexual License (presented at Northcote Town Hall) and I Liked It, BUT - have toured to the Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin, Midsumma, Auckland, LiveWorks and Dance Massive Festivals and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Joel was the 2019 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow, a New Breed choreographer with Sydney Dance Company and is Chunky Move’s inaugural Choreographer-in-Residence.


Naarm based producer and songwriter Max Lawrence specialises in the cathartic and the chaotic, blending hi-fi grooves and experimental electronica with larger than life art pop.

Their debut EP ‘Chlorophyll’ is an introspective look at how reconnecting to nature can heal states of apathy. Max has since released a trio of singles with a satirical edge influenced by 80’s groove music with an eye towards the future.

As a queer, non-binary artist, Max's music champions multiplicity, and their genre-fluid sound has been showcased at Gaytimes Festival, Honcho Disko, delivered Live, orchestrated performances at Midsumma Festival as well as pre-pandemic headline shows.

Some of Max's influences would be the likes of St Vincent, Bjork, John Grant, Gorillaz, James Blake, Kate Bush and many more. 

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Gender Neutral Toilets
Wheelchair Access
Auslan Interpreted

Dates & Times

Performance Tuesday 15 March - 6.30pm
Early Session - Performance (Auslan Interpreted) Wednesday 16 March - 6pm
Late Session - Performance Wednesday 16 March - 8.30pm


Full $18.40 - Book in advance and tickets at the door
Concession $13.30 - Book in advance and tickets at the door
MOB Tickets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Book in advance and tickets on the door


Northcote Social Club

301 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

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Northcote Station


Route 86, Stop 32


Route 508, 567

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