A night of free music that is one hundred percent guaranteed to be a blast...
NIGHTCLUB: "The only supernatural rock & roll groove group currently in existence"
~are joined for one night only by~
OV PAIN: "Say hi to sci-fi from the dirty tips of free jazz"
A night of free music that is one hundred percent guaranteed to be a blast...
The meal will be à lá carte, served in 3 courses....
- Beach Plaza presents mysterious hors d'oeuvres early to whet your whistle....
- Plaster of Paris concoct an exraordinary amuse bouche as 2nd course.
- BBQ Haque, conceved as part of Little Bands 2016, round off the night with a savoury main dish spiced with sparkling electro-spices and slow-grilled in Coburg for the past 12 months. Served with drone jus and lip-smacking psych overtones. Their single 'Cuisine Haque' will be available on the day on Bandcamp and launched with a slap-bang video too!
Effi's Fighting Pillow bring their cheesy synth pop goodness back to the Post Office Hotel for another night of tuneful bangers and quirky lyrical turns. Exploring the depth of human relationships in song, Effi's Fighting Pillow wrap up all their dark thoughts in the most friendly packaging. Pumping bass, soaring guitar, stacked harmonies and lush synths round out the EFP sound. Joining Effi's Fighting Pillow will be Alphington, the musical vehicle of songwriter Alif Thomas Dodds. Quirky and experimental, queer and raw folk, Alphington will melt your misgivings and draw you in.
For fans of folk songs about dismemberment, cannibalism and family. Come see Yi-Lynn perform songs from her upcoming LP, Spit Into Somebody's Mouth, in her show at the Post Office Hotel. Her singles, Collapse and The Search Continues, have been featured Triple J’s Unearthed podcast and Home and Hosed. Supported by the magical Ruby Lou.
This lil intimate Thursday night show at the lovely Post Office brings together two artists who make 'dark' sounds.
More specifically, Synthetics - a four piece noise punk rock unit who have a new cassette E.P coming soon via the excellent folk at Tender Collection.
Infraghosts - aka Laura Davis - a synth wave dance pop powerhouse
Explore - http://infraghosts.com
FREE entry / great food and courtyard area
This event will take place on the traditional lands of Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.
Sovereignty has never been ceded.
Two artists supercollide at The Post Office Hotel this March with a massive outward force of sound and colour.
Electronic artists Tyson "FigureHead" Slithers and Horse "Tim" Macguyver have been on opposing trajectories for years but have finally met at this single point in SpaceTime that you will soon know as The Post Office Hotel on March 1st. This dark and pulsating supercollision will set the night air alight with a glowing unlight of sultry angular synths, contorted samples and big beats.
////////9.00 ~ 9.45 Horse MacGuyver
Big Moist and the Smoking Durries are back again for one of their last shows before they take a long needed break from doing bugger all - come witness a shoey, come listen to some banging toons, come have a beer with the boys.
Sipported by Barefoot Bowls Club
Come on down to The Post Office for the night of your life. It doesn't get any better than this."
Lyndon Blue is an artist from Boorloo/Perth, currently working out of Birraranga/Melbourne. Previously known for the electronic uncanny of Leafy Suburbs and the cosmic-jazz-doom of Solar Barge, late 2018 saw the release of Blue's solo debut: the "Warm Corona" EP via local cassette label Healthy Tapes, yielding six tracks of warped bedroom pop and inventive post-punk. Among them is ‘Page of Wands,’ a song inspired by a tarot card of the same name. Built on insistent harpsichord, snappy drum machine and lo-fi organ drones, it's an idiosyncratic entry with an equally unique forthcoming music video, directed by Julia Suddenly.
To celebrate the single release of 'Page of Wands,' Blue will be reconvening a band of talented mates for a matinée show at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg. Opening up proceedings is the debut live set from Blood Knows, a new project from fellow West Coast expat Leigh Craft (Flower Drums) - expect drifting vocal melodies, chiming guitar, and patient, tender song-sketches glued together by synth and sanguine drums.
The Flaming Mongrels features luminaries of the Melbourne music scene. The ensemble plays a heady mix of down-home blues, jazz and swing, guaranteed to have your fingers snapping and your toes tapping. Featuring Hannah Riley on Vox, Gary Watling on guitar, Phil Collings on Drums, and special guest Darrin Archer on Hammond Organ.
Thank you Post Office Hotel for being classy and asking us to play your esteemed establishment, we are Bram Stoked!
Forged from the bones and musk of 70's rock and blues bands, we have had the honour of playing with some life long heroes and international champions, opening the 2005 Meredith Music Festival before we took a 10 year sabbatical to find ourselves. We have found ourselves, and we were surprised to find that we were the very people we thought we were all along, sans the crushing egos.
Along for the ride is the spectacular local band A Basket Of Mammoths, an incredibly dynamic and talented gaggle of storming rifficionados of the modern age, they will knock your socks off! In the immortal words of Molly Meldrum, do yourself a favour and get along to this gig!
LONG LIVE THE RIFF!
Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo are no strangers to either Hooker or the blues. Hailed as a supreme influence on the music of their band Hugo Race & The True Spirit, Race and Russo’s reimagining of Hooker is simultaneously blues, electronica, avant-garde and ambient, a homage to one of the greats of rock and roll prehistory. Recorded in a single, continuous day and night live session at the Berlin studio of Einsturzende Neubauten engineer Boris Wilsdorf, this is an epic album of sonic sorcery suspended in time and place on the 100th anniversary of Hooker’s birth. Release date May 19th, 2017 through Glitterhouse Records and Gusstaff Records in Europe, and Rough Velvet Records/MGM in Australia. Race and Russo will tour JLH’s The World Today in Australia, July-September 2017.
Dez are excited to announce their first show at the post office hotel! Accompanied by the amazing FirstKiss and with free entry its sure to be a Sunday afternoon to remember.
Dez are a Indie pop rock band formed in Melbourne in 2016, after gigging extensively around Melbourne and releasing their debut single 'scratch' they are excited to bring their melancholy lyrics, jangly guitars and brash riffs to the Post office hotel. This is also in promotion of their upcoming single 'Ode to Chris' which is to be released early to mid 2019.
Claire and Harry starting making music together as Firstkiss in 2015, releasing an LP that same year, recording Claire’s twee vocals and Harry’s melancholy lyricism on a guitar hero microphone. Since then, firstkiss has grown to a total of 5 members, with Chloe on synths, Adam on bass guitar and Spencer on drums. They’re currently working on a new album, looking to release it later this year.
For fans of Melbourne R&B slow jammers Leisure Centre, this one's a big one. After years of unwavering dedication, support and creative energy, Leisure Centre's beloved band members Audrey and James are spreading their musical wings and playing their final show with the band. So. Many. EMOTIONS!!! To commemorate and celebrate Leisure Centre play one last show with the current line up before heading back to the rehearsal room to work on a new album. Come get soppy af at their local, The Post Office Hotel with support from folk/soul songstress Maddie Otto. Prepare yourselves for many feels and probably several slightly too long heartfelt rants.
Join us this valentines day for a special show ^_^
DOROTH will be making our debut. Please help us birth DOROTH in to the ether.
DOROTH - Maria Moles/Drums Loretta Wilde/Bass & Vox
Joined by the ever enchanting Alphington, for a stripped back set x
Dan Lethbridge and Shane O'Mara return to the Post Office Hotel and this time they are bringing the full band. Joined by Ben Weisner on drums and Dave Evans and bass, this will be a show in full electric colour. The Posty has become has become a regular haunt for Dan and Shane with the duo returning here 'once every season'. Come and catch them for their Summer Soiree.
Our new single 'Buzzkill' has a video!! and we want you all to see it xx
Video by Daphne Keck and Eugene, footage collected by ash from the West Bank and Hebron
Support from AUTO LAPSE
This event will be taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and future. Sovereignty has never been ceded.
Another break up album, but the first from Marc Deaz. His 7th release in three years, and the one that seems to carry the most weight, a heavy weight off his shoulders. Losing a lover, a friend, as well as being told he'd never see his step-daughter again, has given Marc Deaz far too much to write and sing about. Away from you, maybe he can be okay again.
Emerging in 2018, Melbourne psych rock group, The Florets hit the ground running with their debut single 'Sleep'. Led by driving bass and guitar melodies that complemented vocalist Nick Dawes’ rich vocals, the single was a strong statement of intent. This single was quickly followed by 'Just Coast' which achieved media praise from music critic gurus Pilerats & The Music.
The Florets are off to a cracking start to the year with a Hideous Sun Demon support in January and a string of summer sessions showcasing new music beginning at The Post Office on February 7th.
Riflebirds make their Post Office Hotel debut with this two-set Sunday session.
‘Ain’t Ever Going Home’ – the new album from the Melbourne five-piece – sees the band move into new high-energy territory for their third long player, stepping up the tempo and taking the spirited riffarama of their live shows and capturing it on studio record.
The album was recorded by Finn Keane (Wilco, Twerps) at Head Gap studios in Melbourne. Its release follows a busy schedule bringing their live show to a slew of festivals, bars and pubs across the land.
Singles ‘One Ten’, ‘Cool Baby Now’ along with ‘Bat Shit Crazy’ have been featured on RRR and PBS radio in Melbourne and given high praise by the likes of Neil Rogers (The Australian Mood – RRR) and David Heard (Acid Country – PBS).
Aaron is a singer/songwriter who comes from a small country town called Mooroopna near the city of Shepparton. At the age of 13 he knew singing was what he wanted to do but wasn’t completely sure until he saw an amazing musician who inspired him to become the artist he is today; Dami Im! His other influences include John legend, Jessie j and Kodaline. His style of writing is very emotional and can connect with any one in the audience, he writes not only from personal perspective but from others which makes his music relatable. After hearing this musician play you’ll be mesmerised and want to listen to his emotive relatable music over and over!
Rachael Lia is a singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Rachael is of indigenous heritage and says her music is a form of storytelling! Rachael is a prolific songwriter who writes about her life experiences, memories, good times and bad. Rachael describes her own music as folk with a pop twist!
Castilles are coming in hot to 2019 after a ripper reso in the Tote front bar through December. The electric three piece bend their way through an array of guitar driven rock, tightened and refined over a busy 2018. They're hitting the road this year so catch them while you can.
pting are down to party and will be swinging a set as well. A fresh EP, Beep Beep, came out in December, and they've romped into 2019 slinging their garage pop over a slew of shows already.
Give Beep Beep a spin: https://pting.bandcamp.com/album/beep-beep
Exotic Snake and ModB pop round to the Post Office Hotel to drop off some sounds and pick up your Thursday evening.
Two sets of improvised electronica ≈ one from the cable forest of the hardware world, one from the labyrinthine calculations of software.
Former/current members of Yolke, Red Hymns, Big Yawn, Di Fi, FAD and beyond, these two suckers have a few sticks up their sleeves.
Guaranteed to make you say "wow, um lol what is this" or "I want my money back" or your money back.
Also it's free
Rob Snarski is a velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with our national treasures The Blackeyed Susans.
He's also a part-time hired gun. Rob has toured Europe as guest vocalist with The Triffids and with The Go-Betweens at the Sydney Festival in January and more recently in Melbourne at the International Arts Festival.
Expect an early summer’s evening of golden songs, haunting and elusive - from Rob’s acclaimed solo release “Wounded Bird”, mixed with shimmering new tunes, a chapter from his B O O K, several covers from “Low Fidelity”, and perhaps a song from Chad’s Tree, The Triffids ... or The Go-Betweens.
"Smooth and sultry enough to coax life and love back into the most damaged of souls." (Steve Bell / The Music)
Easily the toughest band in Melbourne to sing about friendship and eating snacks, Pappy are the perfect example of how to Do It (playing music) Yourself. Featuring members of Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel, ex-Swim Team and the UV Race. Have a pint-y with Pappy!
Comparisons to The Fall and Urinals don't really capture The Baby's wonky approach to post-punk. Members of BB & the Blips, Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, V.I.P.P. and Photogenic pick up instruments they're unfamiliar with - trying and maybe succeeding in writing H I T S . Fronted by everyone's friend, Ravi. Hopefully with a new cassette to sell to you.
This event is taking place in Naarm, the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge all First Nations peoples and their elders, past, present and emerging, and will be donating proceeds of the show to the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency.
Since the dawn of time, people have debated whether or not rock music and high quality food & drink should be experienced together. This Thursday the 24th of January, join the debate, make your voice heard.
Rhysics and House Deposit will make their case for why you should (and indeed they do) eat nice food and drink nice drinks and also listen to and/or play rock music. This will be a free seminar
and will proceed at 8:30pm
This event takes place on stolen land. We pay our respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Mallee Songs and Contrast come together at the Post Office Hotel for a night of woozy psychedelic country and delicately layered noise pop. For both bands it’s a warm up lap for their upcoming album launches. Mallee Songs will be playing songs from their recently released Suburban Horse and Contrast will be playing noisy cuts from their new LP Singularity.
Suburban Horse is an album full of rich contradictions, all nocturnal and hushed, with dark, observant and often sad lyrics, leavened by instrumentation that turns darkness into a kind of stoic charm. It’s been describes in one review as being like “Arthur Russell’s barely there wistfulness with countrified folk, sawdust guitar strums and an air of natural curiosity at nature; Wordsworth meets Robert Hughes.”
Contrast’s Singularity pays homage to the noisy pop music of bands like the Velvet Underground and the Jesus and Mary Chain.
Come and see both bands at the Post Office Hotel on January 19th at 9pm. Free Entry.
Bringing their dream pop vibes to the Post Office Hotel, Middle Management delve deep into their ever-exploring sound with guitar driven tones and introspective vocals. The Melbourne four piece create a live sound of neatly woven melodies and infectious raw energy. Supporting them is Tina Growls, the alt. rock, moody groovers.
Occupying a place somewhere near the meeting of doom and noise, Dowser descend on the Post Office Hotel on Thursday 17th January for an after dinner show with bite. Often difficult to place within a wider genre, Dowser are a trio inspired by loud things, heavy things and slow things, but not necessarily in that order.
Joining the ruckus will be self-described "TWO PIECE RIFFING FILTH UNIT" The High Drifters, guaranteed to blow your mind.
Bands from 9pm, free entry. Hearing protection essential.
Jeb Cardwell is an award winning Melbourne based guitarist/singer/songwriter and experienced
performer who has opened for artists such as Tony Joe White and Steve Earle. He also performs
and records with many artists, among them Aria award ‘Hall Of Fame’ inductee Kasey Chambers.
‘Jeb Cardwell Band’ sees Jeb accompanied by some of Melbourne's finest - Drummer Roger
Bergodaz (Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Jordie Lane), bassist Tim McCormack (Stella Angelico),
keys Bernie McMahon (St Jude, Tracey McNeil) and guitarist Michael Hubbard (Spencer
P.Jones, Ayleen O’Hanlon).
Performing Jeb’s original songs ‘Jeb Cardwell Band’ create an infectious atmosphere of delicious
layered guitars riffs, rich vocals and cascading piano melodies backed by a tight, solid rhythm
section in the vein of J.J. Cale and Tom Petty.
Jeb recently released his debut single “Dreaming Of You’ (itunes, Spotify) from his upcoming debut
album due to be released in 2019 through ‘Blind Date Records’.
‘Jeb Cardwell Band’ appear live at ‘The Post Office Hotel’ Sunday, January 13th in 2019!
LoVision and Red Herring are two projects born of the same womb. Not only have they lived together, explored and colaborated together, and helped each other to become closer to what they are, they each have the aim to express the self honestly through whatever forms and media they find works best.
They each attempt to reach out as far as can be reached into new ways of communicating while at the same time maintaining a connection to what is familiar. These musicians make stuff which sits somewhere between the known and the unknown, wildly unpredictable while still being so familiar you feel you intuitively know what it going to happen next. Straddling electronic pop, death rock, trip-hop, and a new form of psychedelia, they bring to the stage something close to the hypnogogic, attempting to bridge the divide between mind, body and subconsciousness through the means of creativity.
Buttered Loaf are Melbourne's rough 'n' ready stalwarts of gritty funk and dub/reggae-laden roots, rock and soul music. Having had a busy 2018 reviving some old gigging traditions in Brunswick St bar windows and a trip down to Tassie to deliver a blustering four-setter at Dark Mofo, they are game ready with some fresh new tunes in the mix. They're back at the Post Office Hotel on Jan 6th for an early 2019, family friendly Sunday arvo session to kick off the new year: Sam Cope on keys, Yuri Pavlinov on bass, Joe Greenway on sax, and Gideon Cozens on guitar.
To kick off her 2019, violinist/vocalist XANI is joined by some of her favourite Melbourne musicians to play two sets of original tunes. Featuring Kathleen Halloran (guitar), Ann Metry (bass) and Alex Roper (drums), you can expect shredding violin, folky pop/rock and disco drums. Charisma and witty banter abound in this early January show so come along for the wild ride.
Amaya Laucirica is an Australian singer/songwriter whose music combines the swirling contours of Cocteau Twins with the wistful melodies of The Go-Betweens and the sonic depth of Yo La Tengo.
Since 2008, she has released three critically acclaimed albums including her 2008 debut Sugar Lights, Early Summer in 2010 (which was selected by Australia’s premier national youth radio broadcaster JJJ as their “Album of the Week” upon its release) and 2014’s Sway.
Her new album, “Rituals”, was released internationally in March on UK label Opposite Number. The album was supported by a tour of the UK and Europe in May including performances at The Great Escape Festival (UK) and Primavera Sound (Spain).
Rituals is a personal and intimate album dealing with themes of time, frustration, acceptance, loss and love. Musically, it is a richly complex and layered album that, while intricate and often dense, also contains moments of quiet transcendence and space. Rituals marks a major artistic statement and is the perfect demonstration of her talent for her first international release.
Fresh from a year predominantly spent in Europe, Amaya returns to Australia to play her first show of the year in duo mode at the Post Office Hotel ahead of her show with New Zealand pop icon Jonathan Bree and Beechworth Festival.
Space Visitation are band that plan cosmic voyages into realms of psychedelic.
With this being their first gig of the new year and recording getting
underway the band are stoked to play the Post Office Hotel
ft Nick from Bananagun
Strumming and humming some songs about daydreams on a moonless night
Loves lost and found! How to do the turkey in a chicken suit! So come
on down and see for yourself!
After a year of lovingly thrashing pianos across Australia in various shows,
Damon Smith will roll his thin and sweaty fingers over his keyboard, resulting in an output of blues and infectious new Orleans cool stuff that will incite a tiny musical riot inside the mind of dead set, drum set, legend, Ash Davies, who will subsequently conjure up some of the sweetest ass grooves you’ve ever had the good fortune to hear! Post Office Hotel Hotel, 4.16pm, 30th December, 2018.
SUPRISE SUPRISE END OF YEAR FREE GIG!!
Meander and Le Pine are playing at the post office hotel this Saturday FOR FREE to give you a smack to the face with a side of baked beans and seasoned with some loud top notch music.
Come and and get a kickstart on the last Saturday of the year with good cheap beer and other drinks