MAX MOOSE Melbourne Review:

Still Funky: Adam 12




The Street, Westfield Fountain Gate

Night closed. Venue now Furnace.
Max Moose, Fri Jun 25 01:12:28 2004
Ex Brass, FURNACE will be opening next week. GRAND OPENING on FRIDAY and
SATURDAY 25th and 26th June. It'll be the biggest party in Melbourne.
O, Melb, Sat Jun 19 00:39:44 2004
ELENA, there has been heaps of info about the new place, Brass has closed and
Furnace is opening....all the questions have been answered..........
Friday @ Furnace
Fridays are about to BULGE
Join the House of Bulger Stars and Adam12
Melbourne’s best bands, DJs and celebrity guests will entertain you every Friday
from June 25.
Saturday @ Furnace
Grand Opening: Spin
Get ready to experience what’s set to be the South East’s biggest Saturday Party
Spin Saturday @ the all new Furnace Nightclub
DJs Andy J, Molly Meldrum and guests spin you in to a musical warp of Retro, R&B
and Funky House hits....
Furnace, Westfield Fountain Gate, Fri Jun 11 04:00:35 2004
O, Melb, Sat Jun 19 00:37:48 2004
what evera happened to this place? can questions be answered to why its gone?
renovations? will it be back? was it just NOT happening any more? will there be
a new club opening up there???
elena, e/hillz, Fri Jun 18 21:29:44 2004
The goodbye to The Brass Queen’s Birthday Weekend
The Brass bows out in style with one last huge party
Friday 11th June
Kick off the long weekend with Melbourne’s best party band ADAM 12
PLUS in RUMBA DJ Lee Davies playing the smoothest RnB sounds
Just present this Email or mention “Max Moose” at the door Friday 12.6 for free
entry before 10pm
Brass, Westfield Fountain Gate, Fri Jun 11 04:09:18 2004
Don't know where the night went last Friday. It seemed to go very fast, which
obviously meant that we had a good time. I spent most of the time talking to the
new owners, and listening to their plans. They are exciting plans, and they know
what they are doing. I can't wait.
This weekend will be the last weekend of Brass, so get down there and say
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Jun 10 06:29:45 2004
Dropped by Brass last Friday to see what the new owners were up to. They have
swept through the place and are basically starting again. They've replaced all
staff except for about four, and have introduced a few new policies, including a
tighter dress code (collars). This is fair enough as they want to turn the place
around and make a fresh start.
I can't give away too much of the plan, but Brass will be closing on Queen's
Birthday weekend. It will be renovated and Furnace will open June 25.
The new owners have run most of the biggest venues in Melbourne (Metro, Heat,
Wild Bills, and many, many more), and have a really sound plan. It should come
together, and result in something special.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Jun 3 07:23:57 2004
Went down to brassy following the crowd for friends b'day. Dude at door telling
people you will need a collar from now on. Now few tips from someone who doesnt
go out brass way! collars...seriously....soo old....mate u get into exclusive
bars with t'ees...mind you most good tees. get up with it and people....well
yeah, is it 18-20 night. Howl at moon.....good!
Jake, Sat May 29 05:13:18 2004
love brass because me and my mates just cant get enough of adam12
leia, pakenham, Wed May 26 05:40:37 2004
The cover band is grouse. Spend time with friends just dancing and having fun.
Close to home. Just generally a great night.
Rochelle, Pakenham, Fri May 14 05:51:18 2004
Massive night at Brass last Friday, especially when you consider the weather.
We'd just been to a dinner with a ball theme, so were a touch over-dressed, but
it was great fun none-the-less.
The Main Room was busier than average, the RnB room upstairs was jam-packed, and
the Bar & Grill was the busiest I've seen it since the house music concept
started in there. Not a bad night (aside from the rain).
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed May 5 03:45:10 2004
entertainmet and great place to spend with friends.
tracie, cranbourne, Wed May 5 01:36:58 2004
Freezing cold weekend after a warmish week, so crowds were down a little, but it
wasn't too bad at Brass.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Apr 28 06:31:26 2004
Like every other venue last week, Brass was a little down on Friday, but not too
bad. I was just happy to catch up with a couple of old friends. It'll pick-up
heaps once the students get over the assignments due before Easter.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Apr 7 05:43:26 2004
The band , the people, the atmosphere and everything else you can think of. it
just rocks on fridays i think it's great that they've brought back the bands
JAckie, berwick, Fri Mar 19 03:09:33 2004
Friday at Brass was one of the best nights out ever! Big call, but true.
It was the pornstar party, and it was just mad. Plenty of people dressed in
theme for the occassion, and got into the spirit. This included Blanketman
(right), who wasn't sure if he was Ron Jeremy or Richard Simmons. What a
classic. You just have to see the rest of the pics on the photos page.
It was a big crowd, and a great atmosphere.
We also discovered a great new drink. Absolut have a Vanilla Vodka. Order it in
a Vanilla Vodka and Raspberry (with lemonade of course). Just sensational.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Mar 17 03:50:31 2004
I believe that tonight is the pornstar party at Brass. Come dressed as your
favourite pornstar. Actually, I should choose my words carefully, because if you
dress as your 'favourite' pornstar, you would probably be cross-dressing, and
that could be scary. Just dress like a pornstar.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Fri Mar 12 05:02:06 2004
rnb upstairs and band downstairs. great for everyone
jo, frankston, Fri Mar 12 04:27:46 2004
Nicki Whelan from Ralph and Inside Sport, joined us for not a bad night at
Brass. She did the meet and greet thing on the couch. Photos up soon. Made our
own fun later as we turned the room and couch into the Max Moose superbox. That
concept might stick.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Mar 9 06:47:23 2004
I love friday nights at brass because i love the cover band that play there that
night, adam12
Lisa, berwick, Fri Mar 5 19:54:14 2004
Relaxed atmosphere, awesome band, great music all night and heaps of friendly
faces every week
Kirsty, Narre Warren South, Thu Mar 4 01:07:30 2004
Ralph Covergirl Nicki Whelan will be at Brass this Friday to do some autographs
and photos. They had a huge Friday there last week from all reports.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Mar 3 05:33:43 2004
Brass has been all over the news this week. As normal, most of the media got it
totally wrong. The venue is still open until 3am, but they are not allowed to
let anybody in after 1am.
What they didn't say, which we've sat on for a few days, is that the venue has
apparently been sold this week too. The new owners are very experienced at
operating great city and suburban venues. Here's hoping they give the venue a
totally fresh start. Its in the right location and has the population to be
great again.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Feb 26 05:05:30 2004
Pretty big night at Brass on Friday. Good crowd in again. Having the Bar and
Grill open as a house room adds an extra dimension. RnB still in the Rumba and
Adam 12 with Alby playing commercial dance in the main room.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Feb 18 06:34:18 2004
Midori Party this Friday at Brass.
Brass, Westfield Fountain Gate, Thu Jan 22 05:36:24 2004
its a great place just to catch up with mates and enjoy the live dj (alby) and
adam12 (a great coverband) and great drink discounts as well as brodie
(bigbrother hunk) as MC with great giveaways and prizes/drinkcards etc.
julie, Belgrave, Wed Jan 7 15:49:24 2004
Par for Christmas week was about 80-90% of normal crowds, and Brass was no
different on Friday. Aside from the band being way too loud, it was a pretty
good fun night.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Sun Dec 28 07:11:12 2003
Absolutely massive night for the last Friday before Christmas. Probably the
biggest since maybe February this year. I dropped by after the Council end of
year function primarily to take photos of the Ralph Covergirls Christmas Party.
We had Grace MacLure, Nicki Whelan and Paul Khoury the Cleo Bachellor of 2002 in
to visit. Big night!
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Sun Dec 28 06:52:23 2003
Nectar: Be seduced
We’re bringing the city and celebrities to you with our new loungy, city style
bar! Playing mostly house music, Nectar is an exclusive “boutique-style” room.
Relax and enjoy the cruisy but exciting atmosphere that Nectar provides every
Friday in the side room.
Also, in Bed with Millsie and Nick Russian’s Princes photos now online.
Brass, Westfield, Fountain Gate, Thu Dec 18 07:37:45 2003
Pretty impressive night at Brass again on Friday. The quality crowd is much
improved from the start of the year, and the ratio of girls to guys is good.
The Nectar Room, next door, sounds good. Very cool and trendy house tunes, and a
nice loungy setup. Just needs a few more people to know about it.
The main room was as busy as it has been for a while, and the RnB room was
This week will be even bigger with the Ralph girls Christmas Party and a special
guest for the ladies.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Dec 17 06:49:58 2003
This Friday @ Brass: The Ralph Covergirl Christmas Party.
The beautiful girls of Ralph are getting into the Christmas spirit. They are
bringing along a special surprise guest from Santa for all the girls! Who will
it be? Their Big Brother or a spunky Bachelor, but it will be kept a Secret Life
of Us.
Brass, Westfield Fountain Gate, Tue Dec 16 08:04:06 2003
After a week without sleep, I wandered down to my local to check out the new
Nectar room. The concept is to use the Brass bar & grill as a separate venue,
with a lounge bar atmosphere, higher dress standard, and house DJs.
It is a good concept, and the music was nice moody commercial house, a lot like
upstairs at Star on Sunday, or anywhere in the Clarendon St or Greville St
Its an interesting concept. We'll keep an eye on it for you, but if you're a
house fan in the outer South East, dress up and drop by for a look.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Dec 10 06:20:19 2003
Introducing NECTAR
(in the bar & grill / restaurant)
We're bringing the city to you! Last Friday was the opening of our loungy, city
style bar. Playing mostly house music, Nectar is an exclusive "boutique-style'
club, the best part, you don't have to go all the way to the city! Guest
appearances from several well known celebrities. So why not come down, relax and
enjoy the cruisy but exciting atmosphere that Nectar will provide.
Brass, Fountain Gate, Tue Dec 9 07:45:09 2003
Hi, Oh God it’s gonna be tough, I just arrived in Melbourne from Europe, so
tonight I’m going for first time in Brass, by my self, knowing no-one there, but
I hope so I will find some friends in Brass, anyone can msg me on 0413 188 910.
I’am 21(male).
All the best to the club! P.S. I heard its one of the best in Melb.
Deadly, Hampton Park, Fri Dec 5 23:53:20 2003
I went to Brass last Friday and won Living End tickets had an overrall good
night expect the crowd was a bit down last week
Samantha, Doveton, Fri Dec 5 15:17:32 2003
Last Friday at Brass was one out of the box. Granted it was a touch quiet, but
it was undoubtedly the best quality crowd in the place since the opening
weekend. Great ratio too! The new door policy is working beautifully. Get on
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Dec 4 08:45:12 2003
Brass Friday with Adam 12 is Melbourne Alive Party 7 (Australia's Party Season)
BRING ON SUMMER PARTY! (VIP entry, win Living End tix, Malibu Chill promo)
Party 7 this Friday (28.11)...
Its heating up on Friday, so come and Chill with Malibu at Brass.
Brass Fridays have been alive! of late, so it was an obvious starter in our
aptly named club carnival. This week, we’re doin’ it VIP style offering you free
entry through the VIP line if you mention “Max Moose” or present this Email b4
11pm. We may even take over the VIP Room. But wait, there’s more...
A lucky MAX MOOSE reader or two will win tix to see The Living End when they
appear at Brass December 22. If that’s not your style, there will be a massive
Malibu Chill promo, with $5 Chills and prizes to be won all night - the weather
will be just perfect for that! Or, you might win a guestlist and $55 drinkcard
for you and 9 friends to the Midori Island Beach Party for Saturday night. And
if all that’s not enough, you have the legendary Adam 12 live and RnB,
commercial, house and party DJs cutting it up.
Melbourne Alive / Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Nov 27 06:52:25 2003
Great night at Brass last Friday. Very fresh, young and vibrant crowd in
celebrating the end of a week of exams. Next few weeks should be large!
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Nov 27 05:52:16 2003
It was a little quieter than expected around the traps on Friday. Brass was a
little down on the previous week, but given that week was huge, I guess it was
about normal. You know it is a strange night when I'm not driving and therefore
end up on the podium!
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Nov 18 07:14:05 2003
Brass was great last Friday. Huge crowd in. As big as it has been all year.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Nov 11 09:03:09 2003
Wasn't going to stay long at Brass last Friday, but ended up talking to people
all night. Hardly moved from the one spot. Friendly crowd!
Otherwise it seemed that everyone was saving themselves for exams and a BBIIGG
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Nov 6 05:17:30 2003
Arrived very late, but it looked like it had been a bumper night. Both rooms
were packed at 2.45. Welcome to the warm weather!
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Oct 22 05:36:17 2003
its a good venue to go to when you want to have fun,cause of the variety and
its very close to home. good place to meet locals
leah, narre warren sth, Mon Oct 13 04:22:30 2003
Another pretty fair night at Brass last week. It is travelling along well on
Fridays. Adam 12 are still leaving them for dead. DJ Alby between sets with Lee
and Daniel in the packed RnB room.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Sep 25 06:20:03 2003
Good crowd in at Brass last Friday. Looks like they are about to start up some
good new concepts.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Sep 18 05:45:13 2003
Brass was at its best last Friday. Good size crowd and the best quality crowd
since the early days. Definitely worth a look again.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Sep 9 09:06:33 2003
Adam 12 rock the Brass every Friday night! They're an increcible band.
Carina, Berwick, Thu Sep 4 05:35:09 2003
This week was all about arriving late. Only saw the last 45 mins of Brass on
Friday, but plenty of familiar faces were about, which always makes it
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Sun Jul 27 04:26:37 2003
The last few Fridays have been good. Last Friday was great! The numbers are back
up again, but more importantly, the quality of the crowd has improved out of
sight from six months ago. They just won't let the dregs in, and the crowd
behaviour is so much better for it.
Adam 12 on fire in the main room, with DJ Alby in support. Brad and Lee in the
jam-packed Rumba with cool RnB.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Jul 17 07:29:35 2003
Brass is definitely on the way back up at the moment. The crowd quality has
improved out of sight in the past few weeks, and the numbers are solid and
growing nicely as a result. They've cut the crap off at the door which
translated into Friday being totally trouble free. Though I arrived late, last
Friday was one of the better nights I've ever seen there.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Thu Jul 3 02:22:33 2003
Adam 12 bring down the house, the r&b room cranks the adrenilin and the old
school stuff makes it a great night out... plus alchohol adds to the fun!
Tash, berwick, Wed Jun 18 04:50:42 2003
Dropped by Brass for a look. The regulars thought it was a great night. The
numbers were up on recent weeks and everyone was bubbly.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Mon Jun 16 03:57:26 2003
Busy week, so it was local on Friday. Brass was a bit quiet with many of the
regulars opting to wait for a huge one on Sunday. The RnB room was packed
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Jun 10 05:14:08 2003
Its just always a good night, always catch up with people i havent seen for a
Bree, Berwick, Thu Jun 5 05:15:46 2003
Brass finished off one of the biggest adventures for a while. Good place to
finish too, with plenty of friendly faces again. RnB room packed, main room ok.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Jun 3 08:30:31 2003
Most of my favourite regulars were back at Brass on Friday, so it was a great
night. I haven't seen that many of them in one night in ages.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue May 27 06:42:55 2003
Friday May 23
Southern Comfort Stubbies New flavours $4 all night
Melbourne’s biggest coverband ADAM 12 with two huge sets: 11:30pm - 12:30 &
1:30am - 2:30am
Bring the Email or mention “Max Moose” at reception, pay $10 entry and you
receive an exclusive $10 DRINKCARD b4 10pm Friday.
Two Dogs on early with DJ Albert playing commercial dance in the Main Room
The RnB Master of Disaster, DJ Brad Sassman in the Rumba Room
Funky Monkey, Brass Monkey, Westfield Fountain Gate, Thu May 22 06:30:49 2003
I had a good night at Brass on Friday. Plenty of my favourite people floating
around wanting to have a good chat.
Word is that it is starting to pick up again. The good people are coming back,
and the bad seeds aren't getting in.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Mon May 19 08:10:51 2003
Friday May 16
Woodstock Bourbon Sk8board
Melbourne’s biggest coverband ADAM 12 with two huge sets: 11:30pm - 12:30 &
1:30am - 2:30am
Simply puchase Woodstock Bourbon & you go into the running to win the Woodstock
Bourbon Sk8board!!
Mention “Woodstock Sk8board” at reception for FREE entry b4 10pm Friday.
Two Dogs on early with DJ Albert playing commercial dance in the Main Room
The RnB Master of Disaster, DJ Brad Sassman in the Rumba Room
Brass Monkey, Westfield Fountain Gate, Fri May 16 06:46:01 2003
just a good nite out with sum nice ladies and good atmosphere.
Juddy, endeavour Hills, Wed May 14 06:14:01 2003
Brass was a bit quieter than normal last night because it was sooo big on
Thursday. Apparently ANZAC Day Eve was bigger than Good Friday Eve when they had
1800 in! It should be back to normal next Friday.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Sat Apr 26 21:42:42 2003
friendly atmosphere loads of fun
tamara, Berwick, Sat Apr 26 21:35:58 2003
Good music, good alcohol, good people, good location.
jess, narre warren north, Fri Apr 11 06:34:47 2003
Its a great place because i can catch up with all my friends, and enjoy a drink.
Not to mention the amazing talent of Adam 12! On top of this, because its in the
outer suburbs, it means getting home at the end of the night is never a hassle,
theres always lots of transportation options available
Liz, Melbourne, Thu Apr 10 04:29:07 2003
Not a bad night last night. Very friendly crowd. The new dress code really has
cleaned up the place too, so whilst it was a touch quieter than normal, the
crowd was one of the best quality they've had. Just wait 'til you see the pics!
(up Tuesday) ;-)
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Sat Mar 29 18:42:10 2003
Its just a great night to go to brass. Good music, lotsa people and me and all
my friends go every friday.
Kelly Smits, Cranbourne, Thu Mar 27 05:49:47 2003
Getting back to its best. Still knocking back heaps of people because of the new
dress code, but it was closer to capacity.
Many people still don't know that the RnB is back in the Bar & Grill and
house/tek in the Rumba. Commercial in the main room and Adam 12 are going great.
Mainly 18-23s.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Mar 25 00:30:31 2003
Pretty good night at Brass on Friday. A touch quieter than normal because
everyone was saving up for Sunday, but a good feeling.
The Bar and Grill is open again, so RnB is back in a big way, and the Rumba room
has house/tek DJs again.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Mar 11 00:41:51 2003
It was a big welcome back to the Bar and Grill at Brass on Friday. The venue is
so much better with it back on line.
Adam 12 were on fire in the main room too. It was a good night.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Mar 5 03:38:28 2003
Brass was seriously packed on Friday. Massive queue from about 10pm 'til 1.30,
and it stayed full until close.
Adam 12 were in awesome form! Though Rob was great, the new guy has just given
them a freshen up. The crowd responded. Great night.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Feb 11 01:52:46 2003
I love the club
Kerri, Berwick, Sun Jan 19 12:36:15 2003
Expected it to be quiet given that it is the post-Christmas season, but it was
quite busy, especially in the RnB room. Fewer familiar faces though, and
slightly older than normal.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Sat Dec 28 21:52:46 2002
huge night at the monkey last night!! the place was packed, good to see those
hot little "cowgirls with the cowboy shots too!! will definately be back next
anon, narre warren, Sat Dec 21 15:43:45 2002
Brass was absolutely chockas on Friday. Biggest crowd I've ever seen there and
its always bizzy! Some real talent there to. It rocks.
Andy, Hallam, Tue Dec 17 05:00:46 2002
Massive night at Brass on Friday, one of their biggest Fridays ever. Strange for
me, though. Kept bumping into people I hadn't seen for a couple of years,
despite it being a pretty young crowd.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Mon Dec 9 06:10:25 2002
Not a bad night at Brass. Bar and Grill jam packed for RnB; Main room in great
shape with Adam 12, DJ Alby, and MCs Dean and Mikey; Blue room very housy.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Mon Dec 2 05:53:43 2002
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Brass Monkey, FGate, Fri Nov 29 03:27:27 2002
can i just say that brass monkey last friday night was fantastic, and thats not
just because i work there. Adam 12 were great and the crowd on friday night put
in a great effort. This friday should be even better because vce and uni exams
have finished. Thanks to everyone who came down and hope to see you all this
friday night.
mc's dean & mikey, Tue Nov 19 18:11:58 2002
ben calls it like it is. Brass monkey friday night rocks as well. Adam 12, all
the djs and mcs rock.
chris, Tue Oct 29 18:23:38 2002
It just keeps getting bigger. Adam 12 are just on fire. Its gonna be a big
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Oct 29 01:26:07 2002
It was a very quiet week around town, so I didn't expect anywhere to be busy,
but Brass Monkey was still running at about 90% capacity. Good type of crowd in
too. Was meant to leave at midnight, ended up staying 'til 3. Doh!
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Tue Oct 22 05:50:45 2002
Still packing them in. Even though many of my favourite regulars weren't there,
all rooms were still full.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Sun Oct 13 23:07:20 2002
Yeah, I was on the local run at the weekend. Dropped by BM after a play. It was
a huge night. Since footy finals have ended everyone is out on Friday nights
again. Main room, commercial and Adam 12 was jam packed. Bar and Grill with Brad
Sassman spinning RnB was chockas. Disco Dave's house room was only packed. Still
at 90% capacity at close. BIG night.
Ben Clissold, MaxMoose, Thu Oct 10 09:18:38 2002
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