THE POST OFFICE HOTEL

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OIL // Cooper Bowman
May
25
9:00 pm21:00

OIL // Cooper Bowman

ooper Bowman is the true name of a man with man ak's - Kneeling Knave, Roman Nails, Dry Mouth etc... Playing a set of ambient / deconstructed electronics for this date.

A taste of some of his more recent releases
~ https://soundcloud.com/portals-editions/sets/cooper-bowman-isle-of-isms ~

Oil is Mat Spisbah's solo project, it flows between watery ambience, driving pulses of bizarre beats, and raw house. Taking a magpie approach to electronic music, he blends elements of electro, vocal samples and more ambient styles into a vat, coming out with a nice, solid ooze.

~ https://soundcloud.com/oi-l/fwkner-beacon ~

Charles Maimarosia
May
27
9:00 pm21:00

Charles Maimarosia

Charles Maimarosia is a contemporary musician born and raised in the remote Pipisu village of the Solomon Islands

Charles developed a profound interest in Are'Are music at a young age after inheriting his first hand made coconut shell ukulele from his father. He later began performing amongst the community, communicating ancient songs of his ancestors with hand-made pan pipes.

In 2000, along with like-minded boys of his village, Charles formed the globally-recognised panpipe orchestra known as Narasirato, acting as their former front man, choreographer and songwriter, incorporating traditional Are’Are music and spirited dances.

Going on to perform for the first time in Australia, Cook Town, lead Narasirato to national and international festivals in Japan and the Middle East. "My culture, My life" hit #1 on Asia/Pacific charts from debut album Naratana Hiona. In 2010 Charles relocated to Melbourne to focus on his solo career and his since toured with the legendary George Telek and released his debut solo EP.

Egypt Lies // Tarquin Manek & Ying-Li Hooi
Jun
1
9:00 pm21:00

Egypt Lies // Tarquin Manek & Ying-Li Hooi

From the sensational Berlin label Blackest Ever Black - Tarquin Manek & Ying-Li Hooi will be playing at the Post Office on Thursday the 1st of June. Also playing is Egypt Lies - replacing history with synths.

Start your winter right.

Overtime // Ladej
Jun
2
9:00 pm21:00

Overtime // Ladej

RIP DEE DEE

Overtime return to the Post Office near the fifteenth anniversary of Dee Dee Ramone’s passing and are joined by good friends laedj.

Overtime are a noisy punk band that have been touring Melbourne’s northside venues and tweaking their sound for a couple of years now. laedj’s new line up have recently put out a couple of singles of fast paced space rock from mars . They are one to watch and have an album in the oven.

https://otmelbourne.bandcamp.com/
https://laedj.bandcamp.com/

FREE ENTRY
8.30 2 JUNE
POST OFFICE HOTEL COBURG

RIP DEE DEE


Dreamin Wild // Bananagun
May
19
9:00 pm21:00

Dreamin Wild // Bananagun

Dreamin' Wild together with Bananagun have put on a very sexy party on the 19th of this month at The Post Office Hotel!!! Dreamin's taking a few months off to get some sun in europe and finish their next album and Bananagun is getting you all ready for a winter of musical bossness.

*** Because Chris is out of here for a lil bit this is also his going away Drinks/pardi so if he doesnt see you all the time make sure you roll down and kiss him goodye.

***ALL Dreamin Records will be cheap as heck!

More info to come xoxox

Hyperborea // Special Guest
May
18
9:00 pm21:00

Hyperborea // Special Guest

Hyperborea will be playing in some incarnation - solo, duo or more... Joining them will be a special guest, chosen from their special tastes.

Mothers Day - Allysha Joy // Nitida
May
14
4:30 pm16:30

Mothers Day - Allysha Joy // Nitida

Give your mum the gift of soul this Mother's Day at the Post Office Hotel. Playing stripped back sets for maximum connection and maximum truth, Allysha Joy and Nitida promise to bliss out with your mum for one afternoon only. 

These two beauties are strength in jazz, soul and RnB ready to take you on a journey through their experience of life, love and trouble. 

Allysha Joy of 30/70 and Nitida of her own bad self are bringing the vibe, bring your mum and your good listening ears. 

Pikelet // Sha Gaze
May
13
9:00 pm21:00

Pikelet // Sha Gaze

Pikelet (Evelyn Morris) will be performing some material alongside bass player Loretta Wilde in the comfort of The Post Office Hotel, with exuberant support act Sha Gaze, a favourite of Evelyn's at the moment. ♥

Free Entry!

This show is taking place on stolen Wurrundjeri land, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and future. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

BEWARE! BLACK HOLES // The Vibrajets
May
12
9:00 pm21:00

BEWARE! BLACK HOLES // The Vibrajets

BEWARE! BLACK HOLES meet THE VIBRAJETS - instrumental surf/garage/r'n'b. Throw in some exotica and frat rock'n'roll numbers and you got yourself one spaced out double header!

BEWARE! BLACK HOLES - a surf/garage/exotica instrumental band of four space cadets. Playing originals, genre classics and obscurities. It's a twangin', melodic, foot stompin' kinda thing! 

THE VIBRAJETS - There are two things that count for The Vibrajets: a rockin' tone and a good time. Comprised of past and present members of The Stems, The Shimmys, and The Breadmakers, The Vibrajets aren't the garage band the pedigree might suggest. This is wigged out and twangin' surf and frat and rock'n'roll that goes back to the source – and is best enjoyed while shakin’ your moneymaker on the dance floor!

Bitch Prefect // Crop Top
May
11
9:00 pm21:00

Bitch Prefect // Crop Top

LIVE AT THE POST OFFICE HOTEL

~B*TCH PREFECT~
Playing self-deprecating pop and foot-tapping head-bopping rock. Sing along.
https://bitchprefect.bandcamp.com/track/walk-with-style

~Crop Top~
Playing unpredictable DIY gothy pop and relatable rock. Feels loud. Sing along.
https://croptopband.bandcamp.com/

Crop Top is taking a little break, so this is last live rock concert for a few months.

FREE, 9PM
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This event is taking place on stolen land. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation, on which this event is taking place. We pay respect to elders past and present, and acknowledge that Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded.

Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara
May
7
4:30 pm16:30

Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara

Melbourne singer/songwriter Dan Lethbridge teams up with renowned guitarist Shane O'Mara for a rare duo performance at the Post Office Hotel. Lethbridge's second album Oh Hawke (mixed by O'Mara) drew resounding praise from the Australian music community with Rhythms Magazine editor Martin Jones describing the album as 'a delicious treat for the ears'. Dan and Shane will be playing songs from Oh Hawke as well as a selection of their favourite covers.

Alex Watts // Mares
May
6
9:00 pm21:00

Alex Watts // Mares

The man behind many mysteries - Alex Watts is in Coburg for a roundhouse killer of a gig. Supporting him on the night is the always sensational Mares. A proto punk girl band that has you wishing you we're back in 70's Bristol.

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Dag // The Pits
May
5
9:00 pm21:00

Dag // The Pits

2 Brisbane exiles join forces for a night of down-beat pop anthems @ the Post Office Hotel, Coburg

Saddle up for a steak or eggplant parma and set off with us ~~Dag and The Pits~~ into the gentle abyss.

A Brother Scratch
May
4
9:00 pm21:00

A Brother Scratch

Melbourne’s O-G Hip-Hop nu-Soul collective 30/70 present a‘A Brother Scratch’ ft. Pataphysics trumpet/M.C and the enigmatic Joel Trigg on Piano backed by the rock-steady 30/70 rhythms section. If you know anything about this, you know its gonna be good!

Gig for Raf
Apr
30
4:30 pm16:30

Gig for Raf

Earlier this year we lost a very close friend to the Post Office. Our beloved friend and good mate Raf. In order to celebrate and commemerate the life of this great fellow - we're putting on a show for him.

Playing on the day will be two of his faviourite bands - Zourouna and Blood Burger.

Zourouna play Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean music. With tunes Turkey, Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Syria to name a few. Blood Burger (formerly Blood Red Bird) are comprised of a number of great melbourne musos and play a fusion of Middle Eastern rock and 90's grunge.

Please join us on the day to celebrate all the amazing stories, memorable moments and life lessons from Raf.

Witch Hats // International Velvet
Apr
29
9:00 pm21:00

Witch Hats // International Velvet

We did a free show late last year at this Post Office Hotel. It was a great night and received the following rave reviews:

"Couldn't hear the bongo but it was ok"
Paul Musclewaith, 40, Doncaster

"Not really sure but I'm almost 100% certian that was a great show"
-Connor Dashy, 19, Preston.

"I loved the way they played some songs at that gig!. Not like 3-4 but probably about 10 songs at that gig"
-Wendy Paddle, 36, Northcote

"Those guys are fucking sick, love the way they mess with modern technology and use KAOS pads"
-Kirsty Cafe, 20, St Kilda

"Can I sleep tonight in your sould kitchen? I got kicked out of the navy again"
-Jim Morrison, 27, Hell

We're going to do it again, it was just a genuine real cool experience and we've got our friends brand new band INTERNATIONAL VELVET playing with us.

Girl Crazy
Apr
28
9:00 pm21:00

Girl Crazy

At the Post Office Hotel on April 28th, Girl Crazy and Caroline No will come together to play a special show. After taking time out of the back half of 2016 to focus on reaching OT-VIII, Girl Crazy came back and subsequently sold out, adding a bass guitar to the line-up. Why would they do this, especially after spending two years demanding people name one good band with a bass (no one could)? Due to this identity crisis, they will be hanging up the guitar (and bass) straps for a while again after this show. As Brian predicted fifty years ago, we lost that happy glow but thank god for Caroline No. Songs to remind you of the same wonder you had the first time you saw cinema curtains pulled open and mysteries, beauties and tragedies of life were projected back onto you. Whilst you stand within the 160 year old Post Office Hotel on April 28th, instant-favourite-band phenomenon Caroline No may at times break your heart, yet will always gallantly rebuild it by night’s end. One time only, Girl Crazy and Caroline No together at The Post Office Hotel, April 28th.

BC // Spit
Apr
27
9:00 pm21:00

BC // Spit

B.C. emerge from the primordial oceans to carve up a prehistoric feast for the senses. A biophilic cacophony of sharp punchy tunes featuring driving bass, unrefined drums and angular, idiosyncratic guitar tones, B.C play their first headline show at The Post Office Hotel, joined by SPIT.

SPIT are one of Melbourne's best recently uncovered gems. Immersing themselves within the jangled glee of Beat Happening and the rich 90s fullness of Pavement, they know their way around a catchy and endearing indie pop hit (or two). 

Laura Jean // Sweet Whirl
Apr
23
4:30 pm16:30

Laura Jean // Sweet Whirl

Revered Melbourne songwriter Laura Jean emerges from the studio to play a headline show, with support from Sweet Whirl. In 2014, Laura’s self-titled fourth album was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and nominated for an Age Music Victoria award.  Since then, Laura has been working on new material in a new setting, putting down her acoustic guitar to compose on a 90s Kawai keyboard. The new songs take in elements of high sheen pop and R'n'B, while still filtered through Laura's trademark intimate, confessional style. She has recently been in the studio with producer John Lee (Lost Animal, Pikelet), with new material due by the end of the year.
Laura Jean has previously recorded with Paul Kelly and The Drones and toured with Adalita, Seeker Lover Keeper, Jenny Hval and Marlon Williams. Come hear her play songs new and old in a free Sunday afternoon headline show, with support from Sweet Whirl.

The Tropes // Girlatones // Weatherboards
Apr
21
9:00 pm21:00

The Tropes // Girlatones // Weatherboards

After the success of their first show at The Post Office, THE TROPES have decided to do it again with a couple of their favourite bands; GIRLATONES and WEATHERBOARDS.

It's a GREAT pub. These are GREAT bands. It's free which is GREAT. It's close to your house which is GREAT. You'll have a GREAT time.

Ah Mer Ah Su // Truth n Dare
Apr
20
9:00 pm21:00

Ah Mer Ah Su // Truth n Dare

**THIS IS A FREE EVENT TAKING PLACE ON 4/20**

Here all the way from Oakland, California, on an east coast tour (including a stunning performance at TRANSGENRE 2017), AH MER AH SU is a self-described multi-instrumentalist, singer, dancer, and actor. Her beautifully crafted indie poptronica, with loops built live on stage, will break your heart and rebuild it multiple times in a set.

Supporting her are truth-n-dare, a couple of up-n-comers (though respectively established as musicians Geryon and June of Two Steps on the Water). Their music is posi-vibes dance pop at its core, with a little lesbianism, sarcasm, and frustration peppered throughout.

This event is taking place on stolen land, belonging to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. We pay our respects to elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

Crepes // Pure Moods
Apr
13
9:00 pm21:00

Crepes // Pure Moods

Local luminaries Crepes and Pure Moods play The Post Office Hotel. This gig is just before we have a little break for Easter. Should be an absolute pearler.

Slimpickins // Gumboots
Apr
9
4:30 pm16:30

Slimpickins // Gumboots

Get on down to The Post Office Hotel Sunday the 9th of April to catch two local acts Slim Pickins and Gumboot sing you some songs and ease you back into the working week.  What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than having a few beers, nursing a hangover and catching some great live local music.  Slim Pickins will be playing their rock n' roll songs while Gumboot will be doing their own brand of post surf punk tunes for all to enjoy.  So get on down for what will be a brilliant Sunday Sesh in Coburg!

Animal Hands // The Brain Snaps
Apr
8
9:00 pm21:00

Animal Hands // The Brain Snaps

“Australian grunge in the ‘90s was a precious thing. But its absence has been felt by many in the Australian music scene while indie-pop becomes less catchy and more repetitive. Animal Hands is a band that has enough balls to bring back the grunge, fronted by Danielle Whalebone, a woman with all the strength and grace of Adalita Srsen of Magic Dirt.” Erin Lawler for the Dwarf (AU)
https://www.facebook.com/AnimalHands.net/


Opening the night will be The Brain Snaps They’ve been compared to a big chunk of roadkill, still twitching, still bleeding, hitting you in the face at 100kph……
Welcome to the world of Melbourne’s most explosive, must see, psych punk duo

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrainSnaps/

Hana Maru // Bonewoman
Apr
7
9:00 pm21:00

Hana Maru // Bonewoman

nu soul hip kids bonewomen and low key soul disco Hana Maru take over the front bar for the evening. Should be a hella night

Shards // Lauren Tarver // Take Your Time
Apr
6
9:00 pm21:00

Shards // Lauren Tarver // Take Your Time

Coming off the back of a blunted tour (which took them to the edge of the river and beyond) slacker-gaze mavericks Shards are cleaning their boots, plugging in their instruments and staring at the chewing gum on the ceiling. There’ll be some sepia-toned singer-songwriting from Lauren Tarver and a set wallflower disco from Take Your Time. Last Shards show for a while coz Sam’s heading off to Sri Lanka to be an au pair.

7th Birthday - Black Sistaz // Jess Locke // Kozmik County // Go Get Mum
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

7th Birthday - Black Sistaz // Jess Locke // Kozmik County // Go Get Mum

The Post Office Hotel is turning 7 this year and to celebrated we've got a whole cross section of bands playing at the pub. Kitchen will be rocking all day, plus we'll have a DJ in the beer garden all afternoon. Make sure you get on down to this community gig and show your love for Coburg's faviourite watering hole.
Music starts at 2pm and runs though till 7pm and below is who we've got playing for ya!

Go Get Mum are the Melbourne three-piece writing songs about getting drunk, the complexities of love, and that funny city just over the border, Adelaide. In the past year they've shared stages with The Pretty Littles, Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever, Localles and Deep Scene (you know that's Darren for Kisschasy's band, right?!) Garry, Izzy and Woody have spent February recording and are excited to tell you their tales.

The Black Sistaz – who have taken stories of survival and strength for a free West Papua and created a unique sound of Island reggae and soul meets traditional Melanesian sounds, language and sweet harmonies. The Black Sistaz are a celebration of identity, strength and woman hood. Their music comes with a message, and with their message comes a movement.

Kozmik County play early 70ʼs Eastern psychedelic music. The groups rhythm section features bass and two drummers creating an undeniable wall of rhythmic trance beats that will punch a new hole in your reality. Melodies are played on San Pedro violin and the very psychedelic electric baglama. Kozmik County will take you beyond space and time.

Jess Locke has spent a long time performing in unconventional spaces such as water parks, cemeteries, roundabouts, bookshops and back porches. She has released a string of lo-fi bedroom recordings that that mirror the minimalistic and intimate nature of her live performances. Jess is set to release a new album later in 2017.

Las Mar // Ysk Lightspeed Chamber
Mar
31
9:00 pm21:00

Las Mar // Ysk Lightspeed Chamber

Drummer/music lord Las Mar creates twisted rhythms, bent chords and lush vocals with the odd guitar rock-out. His songs are hard to pin down but just imagine that Cornelius, Bowie and Fela Kuti got together for some playful experimentation…in other words - an otherworldly sound mashing of world music, post rock, electronica and psychedelia. Las Mar creates hyper-detailed tracks then performs them live, solo, in a display of multi-tasking wizardry, rendering synths, samples, vocals and intense drumming into a seamless performance. Joining him for the evening will be the tweaked hip-hop/free-jazz of Ysk Lightspeed Chamber. Be at The Post Office to witness two singular and powerful voices of Melbourne’s music scene.

Moreland City Soul Revue
Mar
26
4:30 pm16:30

Moreland City Soul Revue

Soul is a word with a multitude of meanings. In the pop-R&B world of today it usually means an intensely dramatic performance by a singer with such feeling that it reaches out and visibly moves the listener. This is true for the Moreland City Soul Revue. Known for their energetic and soulful live performances, this is a band that must be seen to be believed.
Fronted by the former lead singer of Pornland and comprising of musicians from bands like Lior, The Bad Loves, Missy Higgins, Mia Dyson, Lanie Lane, The MCSR is one of the most talented and experienced soul bands around.

The MCSR was formed in 2008 and has been performing all over the country at festivals and packed venues. Their take on soul classics from the 60’s/70’s (Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding...) mixed with unlikely soulful versions from the 90’s (Metallic, Peter Andre) and beyond blends to create a show like no other, forming a completely original sound all of their own

Cool Sounds // Quivers
Mar
25
9:00 pm21:00

Cool Sounds // Quivers

Come join Cool Sounds and Quivers at The Post Office, for a night of askew guitar pop. 

After playing their debut LP 'Dance Moves' to death, Cool Sounds are giving new material a run for the first time live.

Catch Quivers before they jet of to showcase at Canadian Music week.

Free Entry