Cold Hands Warm Heart
Aug
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

Cold Hands Warm Heart

A four piece utilising lever harp, soft synth, recorder, textural guitar, bass and a drum kit incorporating found objects, the group's ethereal sound is fashioned around the songs of Genevieve Fry (Grand Salvo, Prudence Rees-Lees, Four Larks
Theater).

Minimalism and space contrast with extreme sonic furious intensity. Layers of textural sound and free improvisation weave between compositions that reflect themes of nature, presence, life and death. Their live show is a meditation on melody/ assonance and its lacuna/ hiatus.

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Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara
Aug
20
4:30pm 4:30pm

Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara

Melbourne singer/songwriter Dan Lethbridge teams up with renowned guitarist Shane O'Mara for a duo performance at the Post Office Hotel. Lethbridge has released three albums - the most recent being the genre-bending Inner Western, produced by O'Mara. Expect two sets of fine songwriting as well a selection of their favourite covers. 

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Sleep Decade // Phoebe & Schina
Aug
24
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sleep Decade // Phoebe & Schina

Sleep Decade play The Post Office Hotel on Thursday 24th of August. Previewing songs from their long-awaited forthcoming LP 'Collapse', the band promises a night of atmospheric, introspective sounds; striking a balance between minimalist slowcore compositions, and densely textured freeform improvisations. With bassist Thom Plant now residing in Hobart, this will be their final Melbourne show until later in the year when the new album is released. Joining them will be local duo Phoebe & Schina, who will open the evening with some good old fashioned folk, country and blues. With their close harmonies, finger-picking guitar and warm piano accordion tones they create personal and frank folk songs.

 

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Tam Vantage // Bananagun
Aug
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tam Vantage // Bananagun

Tam Vantage releases the second single from his new album 'Show Me To The Sun' at The Post Office Hotel on Friday August 25th. The album is due September, and was recorded with John Lee (Lost Animal, Free Time, Hollow Everdaze) via a spontaneous 2 day recording session, followed by some home overdubs. 'Song From A Black Hole' is a joyous, jangle-pop song about the wonders of being alone and drawing within yourself; it's for when you've had enough of it all and you just need that sweet sweet isolation. Bananagun are a new psych-pop band with rad members from bands like Contrast. Its free entry and it's set to be a good time.

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The New Savages
Aug
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

The New Savages

The New Savages play Melbourne Hill Country Blues. A mix between the deep delta blues sound of Mississippi, the raw sexuality of The Doors and the storytelling of Johnny Cash.

They're playing a rare hometown show in Melbourne, at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg on Saturday, the 26th of August. In support of their 3rd EP "Baby Don't Lay Lonesome", as part of their 35 date East Coast Tour. One of the hardest working and original bands in Australia, make sure you come down to catch them play a free show from 9pm.

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Patrick Wilson Single Launch
Aug
27
4:30pm 4:30pm

Patrick Wilson Single Launch

Patrick Wilson launches his new single ’Nobody’ off his forthcoming EP at the post office hotel on Sunday the 27th of August. With support from Luke Brennan. Doors at 4pm. Free entry.

Patrick Wilson totes an especial sound of traditional and alternative country, all the while drawing comparisons to the story telling of Paul Kelly and spontaneity of Van Morrison in his live performances. Featuring his music around the trials and tribulations of rural life, Wilson knows this first hand having originated from a Victorian surf-coast town where he worked tirelessly as an apprentice butcher. Now at the forefront of the thriving Melbourne Americana scene Wilson is continuing to make waves alongside his band of accomplished instrumentalists

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Swim Team // Maureen
Aug
18
9:00am 9:00am

Swim Team // Maureen

Swim Team are a Melbourne-based four-piece dishing out a warm slice of reverbed-up jangle and crunchy pop. Beginning as an excuse to hang out and share their love for garage pop music away from their other musical projects, guitarist/vocalists, Krystal Maynard (Bad Vision) and Sammy Wass (The Pink Tiles), convinced their crafty friends Esther Sandler (Togetherness Design) and TJ Day to join them on bass and drums despite them having never played their instruments before.

Swim Team and Maureen get together for a little Friday nite affair at The Post Office Hotel on Friday, 18 August, complete with parmas, chippies, and a couple sets between them. Add a few beers and we got ourselves a party. One you're all invited to! Free entry. That's priceless!

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Magic Steven // Qwerty // Miles Munn
Aug
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Magic Steven // Qwerty // Miles Munn

Qwerty _ are a musical triple threat. The three threats are pool spy, waterfall person and __koreanbbq.

Miles Munn writes radio plays - he will read an excerpt from an epic new work he's in the process of tinkering with.

Magic Steven is a local writer, who will present an encore reading of something he wrote back in January called "Let's Be Honest".

This show will take place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations, for which sovereignty was never ceded, with respect to their Elders past and present, and in solidarity with the continued struggle for the rights of Aboriginal people.

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Soda Eaves // Dag
Aug
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

Soda Eaves // Dag

Soda Eaves distinctly Australian folk music, incorporating atmospheric blues, lucid dream pop and warped found sounds. They have released two LPs - 'Like Drapes Either Side' (2013) & 'Murray, Darling' (2016) - with a third due in the near future. Soda Eaves will joined by the luminous Dag

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Aug
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

True Radical Miracle // Hot To Rot

TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE is Evelyn Morris (Pikelet, Baseball etc.), Mark Groves (Red Wine and Sugar, Absurd Cosmos Late Nite etc.), Scott O’Hara (Bitch Prefect, Wild Bloom etc.) and Leith Thomas (Dead Boomers).

No new material, just a selection of jams from our discography spanning from 2004’s Taste the Rainbow EP through to 2012’s Termites LP.

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Angel Eyes // Activities of Daily Living
Aug
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

Angel Eyes // Activities of Daily Living

Angel Eyes will make you weep, then dry your eyes with tear stain removal. One of the many projects of Andrew Cowie, Angel Eyes makes melancholic synth drama, with Billy Idol guitar licks.

https://angeleyes2.bandcamp.com/

Activities of Daily Living are a new Melbourne duo comprised of Jonnine Nokes and Chloe Turner. With infuences spanning Xeno & Oaklander, HTRK, Tropic of Cancer and Broadcast - you can expect synths, drum machines and an angry attitude.

https://soundcloud.com/activitiesofdl

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Damon Smith
Aug
6
4:30pm 4:30pm

Damon Smith

After lovingly thrashing pianos and drum kits in sell out shows across Australia in the critically acclaimed cabaret show, SUN RISING, 

Damon Smith and Adam Coad will keep the Post Office front bar warm with an afternoon of smoking hot, old time ragtime and boogie and blues music. 

Yes, that’s right, oldtime piano blues music performed by two hipster looking fellas while you sip beer at the famed Post O

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Thug Mills // Bitumen
Aug
5
9:00pm 9:00pm

Thug Mills // Bitumen

It's time to end the eternal debate - what's better? A drummer or a drum machine. Watch as Thug Mills tries to showcase their drummer by making him add 7 hexagonal drums to his kit whilst Bitumen tries to show everyone that it is way easier to just program in some beats and write awesome riffs around them

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The Citradels // The Fainters
Aug
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Citradels // The Fainters

After playing in Hobart, Sydney, Wollongong, Belgrave and Melbourne for the release of their album "Where's One?", The Citradels are back to play The Post Office Hotel before taking some time off to travel, write and record. It will be their last gig until the end of the year and the band will be playing fresh material from a new album in the works.

After the release of their brilliant debut EP "Post Youth", The Fainters have been playing plenty of gigs around town and honing their skills as a live band. With a newly expanded lineup, the songs of Oliver Yach and company have really come into their own, combining the best parts of 90s alt-folk with an original and unique delivery.

10pm The Citradels
9pm The Fainters

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Foggy Notion // James Ramsay
Aug
3
9:00pm 9:00pm

Foggy Notion // James Ramsay

Foggy Notion presents Off The Hook!

Come on down to the Post Office Hotel this Thursday 3rd of August and get off the hook with James Ramsay and Foggy Notion.

James Ramsay, the fallen angel, will be landing on the stage with axe in hand, but don't fear, he's here to melt your hearts. With his heavenly vocals and smooth dreamy guitar, you're bound to be taken up to the golden gates, where he was sent from. 

On your return back to earth, you'll have to make your way though a fog of mixed genres from country to 60's inspired pop to heart-break blues. Fronted with relatable lyrics, delivered by the sensually, alluring vocals of Maxine Fink. Foggy Notion assure to leave you wanting more.

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Angus Lesile Solo (Sex on Toast) // Tiryan
Jul
30
4:30pm 4:30pm

Angus Lesile Solo (Sex on Toast) // Tiryan

Angus Leslie is the lead vocalist and songwriter of Melbourne band Sex on Toast. He has decided to strip things back to the bare minimum and play what some of us like to call a "solo gig."

He finds the idea terrifying so he thought "what the hell?"
Expect songs from Sex on Toast's vast catalogue, as well as versions of songs that have inspired him along the way. You'll hear music as diverse as Philly Soul, Melvins, Prince & Frank Zappa with generous helpings of asinine banter and possible heckling from close family and friends.

From as early as she can remember, Tiaryn has been deeply connected to the emotional power of song and the art of expressing the human experience. Her effortless stage presence and soaring voice gracefully combines pop, electronic, and soul elements. Along with her 4 piece band, Tiaryn has a unique and modern sound feature catchy synths, lush harmonies, dirty beats and compelling stories.

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Junior Fiction // Plaster of Paris // Singing Lessons
Jul
29
9:00pm 9:00pm

Junior Fiction // Plaster of Paris // Singing Lessons

JUNIOR FICTION are back!
https://soundcloud.com/sam-gaul/another-part-dies
We've given some of the old songs a dust off and a rejig courtesy of new drummer extraordinaire Anetta Nevin (Dianas, Narcopaloma). We've also written some new material which further explores the width and depth of Junior Fiction's capabilities and further propels us on our musical dream ship. Come and witness the relaunch of Junior Fiction. Don't forget your thinking cap and your dancing shoes.

Support on the night for this particularly special occasion will be the incomparable:
PLASTER OF PARIS
http://www.plastherovparis.bandcamp.com/
and
SINGING LESSONS
https://soundcloud.com/singinglessonsband

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Emah Fox // Dear Plastic
Jul
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Emah Fox // Dear Plastic

Synth lovers UNITE. On July 28, The Post Office Hotel will play host to Emah Fox and Dear Plastic – two of the most unique electronic pop acts in Melbourne.

Dear Plastic set their music in a dream land of avant pop and trip hop, they’re lead in full force by Scarlette Baccini’s expressive vocal delivery. Creating lush soundscapes that are warm and textured, the group uses home-built analogue synthesisers and glitch beats to draw you in.

Emah Fox’s dark brand of synth pop pits urgent beats and ominous synths against a sweet polyrhythmic melody. Her intricate production satellites around lucid vocals that consistently switch from restrained to soaring. Emah's live set is perfectly complemented by the dynamic kit drumming from creative powerhouse Nat Grant, and the extra synth wizardry of Ania Reynolds. Emah’s earlier musical explorations have earned critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone calling her work 'nothing short of joyous'

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Trevor // LST
Jul
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Trevor // LST

Altered States Presents:

Trevor is the solo project of James Vinciguerra. A solid repituare of shit-house excursions from the drummer of Total Control. His latest release is 'The Trevor Chest' on ace Sydney imprint Paradise Daily Records.

https://soundcloud.com/nicky-crane/trevor-sensual-mediation

LST is the solo project of Australian artist, Tarquin Manek. Manek’s has a long list of solo and collaborative projects. From Bum Creek to his more recent duo with Ying Li-Hooi, he is a notorious provocateur in Melbourne’s music and arts scene.

https://anotherdarkage.bandcamp.com/album/th-duo

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Buttered Loaf
Jul
23
4:30pm 4:30pm

Buttered Loaf

Buttered Loaf are Melbourne's rough 'n' ready gurus of gritty funk and reggae-laden roots, rock and soul music: Now with more greys, increased girth, and the kind of exuberance and temerity that can only be achieved by finally letting go of one's youthful dreams. They're returning to the Post Office Hotel on July 23rd for a midwinter Sunday afternoon session, so come down for hot food, cold beers and belly-warming whiskeys and wines. With Sam Cope on keys, Yuri Pavlinov on bass, Joe Greenway on sax, and Gideon Cozens on guitar you'd be fool to pass on any opportunity to witness the beard-blowing, moustache-tickling musical blunderbuss that is BUTTERED LOAF.

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Systemaddicts // Beat Taboo
Jul
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

Systemaddicts // Beat Taboo

A wyld night of garage punk. A lineup not to be missed... A special event with an extra special band from Adelaide who you just gotta check out!

Featuring The Systemaddicts - Adelaide's purveyors of intense mayhem and psychosis, with their latest album "Broken hearted on the Nullabor" out now through Off The Hip Records. Prehistoric Douche - Four 30 something Douches, playing Prehistoric "music" for Douches. And The Beat Taboo - Hip shakin' swamp fiends.

Shake some action Saturday 22nd July at our new favourite place, The Post Office Hotel in Coburg.

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Melbourne Cans // LATREENAGERS
Jul
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Melbourne Cans // LATREENAGERS

The only way to stay warm this winter is to be ignited by the 50s/60s lowbrow-influenced rock'n'roll of LATREENAGERS and the beguiling romance-pop of MELBOURNE CANS. You can't argue with that kind of science. 

Copies of the recently released self-titled EP from LATREENAGERS will be on hand, as will the LP, MOONLIGHT MALAISE by MELBOURNE CANS.

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Exotic Snake
Jul
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Exotic Snake

Exotic Snake (Errol Green of Yolke) takes instruments and machines, and tells them what not to do. Returning in the dead of winter to the Post Office Hotel with a very special guest, come along and enjoy the sound a snake make.

FREEE

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Tank Dilemma
Jul
16
4:30pm 4:30pm

Tank Dilemma

TANK DILEMMA return to the Post Office Hotel on Sunday July 16, bringing their catalogue of piano/organ/clav driven soul/funk with honking sax and super tight rhythm section in tow.   

Half Warrnambool / half Melbourne, Tank Dilemma deliver the R 'n B, hard swing, New Orleans and chunky piano rock -  often with an amusing lyrical bent.  They're also big on riffs. 

Writer/frontman Richard 'Tank' Tankard (keys, vocal - Geoff Achison & Souldiggers, Albert Lee, Broderick Smith) is joined by Matt Hewson (tenor sax, vox) and the in-the-pocket combo of Ruben Shannon (bass, vox) & Brenton Smith (drums).  Their heralded Having Said That, Let Me Say This album followed previous outings 'Inner Soul' and 'Alright Already'.   Currently Richard is sifting through 7 live shows for their imminent first live release.  

Tank Dilemma has delighted crowds from The Basement to the Port Fairy Folky and are ready to deliver at the PO before demolishing something from their super tasty menu.

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Martyr Privates // Heat Wave
Jul
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

Martyr Privates // Heat Wave

Martyr Privates have jagged a show at the Post Office with local miscreant legends Heat Wave and fellow up and coming derros Nightclub, a throbbing new venture for Liam Kenny (Bitch Prefect/Peak Twins/et al...) and Sam W Hill (Police Force/Cobbwebs..et al.). All bands will be hocking their wares old and new, we'll hopefully have a new and limited run of t-shirts before the 2nd LP is finally out, so come embarass yourself and give the d-floor what for x o

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Crystal Myth // Infraghosts
Jul
13
9:00pm 9:00pm

Crystal Myth // Infraghosts

The newest additions to the Identical Records queer family, Crystal Myth and Infraghosts, will be performing at the Post Office Hotel on Thursday 13th of July 2017. With their beautifully written sad pop songs, Crystal Myth are one of the best bands in Melbourne. They will be performing songs from their highly anticipated, upcoming EP (to be released by Identical Records). Joining them is Infraghost - the audiovisual project of Melbourne trans new media artist Laura Davis. Her work combines new-wave inspired synthpop, dance-heavy drum machines and stirring vocals with live glitch aesthetic video art. 80's synth hardware meet with a modern alternative dance dynamic for a sound that blends Depeche Mode with Hot Chip.

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Brooklyn '86
Jul
9
4:30pm 4:30pm

Brooklyn '86

Brooklyn '86 is a 7-piece New Orleans style brass band, inspired by the traditions of the famous city. With modern influences including The Rebirth Brass Band, The Hot 8 Brass Band and The Hackney Colliery Band, Brooklyn '86 brings elements of jazz, hip-hop and funk to their party grooves and soulful sounds.

The band is led by Cam Stark on sousaphone and features Jay Scarlett on trombone, Nick Taylor on alto sax, Joel Plymin on tenor sax, Daimon Brunton on trumpet, Kylie Rowbottom and Pete Kahoun on percussion.

Join them on Sunday 9th July as they make their Post Office Hotel debut in the front bar! 2 sets from 4pm.

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Pony Face
Jul
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pony Face

Pony Face have well and truly established themselves as one of the most revered & beloved bands in the Melbourne music scene. Straddling the divide between blissful and brooding, they take listeners on an aural journey that links the crystalline intimacy of Sparklehorse, the dark rock noir of Rowland S Howard and the uniquely Australian feel of Dirty Three. They'll be playing old hat and new material from their forthcoming 5th studio album.

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Plastic // Way Dynamic
Jul
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

Plastic // Way Dynamic

Fresh off the release of their sophomore EP ‘Air Conditioning,’ Plastic will bring their blend of noise, pop and rock to The Post Office Hotel on July 7. Joining them on the night is new(ish)comers, Way Dynamic.

 

Previous performances have seen the band play songs from their latest EP, and new unreleased material - to which several friends have said “those are great songs”. Their Post Office Hotel set promises much of the same and more. Better music and more of it! Free entry for all involved.

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Tenderhooks // El Tee
Jul
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tenderhooks // El Tee

Tenderhooks are playing their second headline show at Melbourne's other other home of live music, The Post Office Hotel. Tenderhooks' tender hooks have slowly been vibrating out into the atmosphere, but they'll soon be reaching boiling point. With members from Doona Waves, The Finks, Cool Sounds and Grandstands, you can expect plenty of tender looks while Tenderhooks uses every ounce of music experience they've got, all for your added pleasure. Joining them on the night will be El Tee (solo) and a bunch of people trying to quietly enjoy their Thursday night dinner.

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Open Swimmer
Jul
2
4:30pm 4:30pm

Open Swimmer

Open Swimmer melts the boundaries of pop. Songwriter Ben TD’s haunting and honest songs are expertly framed by his soaring voice and shimmering electric guitar. Ben fabricates a narrative of poetic song-craft with a unique sense of melody that is breathed in by his audiences. After spending the majority of his twenties living in Glasgow, Scotland Ben has spent the past few years re-forming his relationship with his home country. Currently working on his new album; addressing such topics as grief, difficulties in relationships, and the challenges of maintaining a deeper connection to the self, the spirit and the surrounding world, Ben will be previewing this album at the POH on Sunday 2 July, as well as playing songs from his debut album Canyon, as well as the odd, obscure, cover.

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Tracy McNeil and The Good Life - 2nd Show!!
Jul
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tracy McNeil and The Good Life - 2nd Show!!

After a packed night for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife return to the Post Office Hotel once again, this time for some Saturday night shenanigans. They’re throwing in some old stuff, some new stuff, and some nods to the greats…catch their last show in Melbourne for a couple of months!

Sounds like: A summer evening on the American west coast, all Laurel Canyon and sweet harmonies, no one afraid to throw a riff into the mix, a few whiskies and some country twangThe Future Is Now, Rolling Stone

Swirling around in southern rock territory and a firm grip on a denim-clad pop sensibilityIndie Album Of the Week, The Brag

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