The Lagerphones
Jan
21
4:30 PM16:30

The Lagerphones

The Lagerphones are a 6 piece Hot Jazz band from Australia, bringing a wild youthful energy to a traditional line up of Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Banjo, Double Bass and Drums. Playing everything from Louis Armstrong to The Offspring and beyond, the Melbourne based band have released three albums to date and regularly tour Japan. They will be filling the rooms of the Post Office Hotel with sultry sounds on this fine Sunday afternoon, so make sure not to miss them!

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Ferla // Moody Beaches
Jan
25
9:00 PM21:00

Ferla // Moody Beaches

t’s FERLA’s first gig for 2018.
After a big 2017 of playing lots, releasing double EPs and recording an album they are gonna ring the new year bells with a free gig at the Post Office Hotel. It’s happening on the upcoming Public Holiday Eve: Thursday, January 25th. They’ve just come out of the studio too, so expect some new tunes. They’re being joined by legends Moody Beaches who are non stop real great.

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Majak Door // Stoka
Jan
28
4:30 PM16:30

Majak Door // Stoka

MAIL CALL!

Fresh off a two month sabbatical abstaining from gigs (and nose candy), to focus on the recording of their debut EP Weird Guy, Majak Door is back baby. Celebrating the release of their new single ‘Los Pollos’, the boys are excited to be hitting the stage at The Post Office for the first time. This will also be their first show of 2018, a year that is sure to bring tidings of joy and fresh tunes for all.

Joined by absolute legends STOKA, who are also backing off a recording period which saw just the release of their new single Come Alive at the back end of a huge 2017, this is going to be large.
Kicking off at 4.30 in the arvo Sunday the 28th of Jan, this event will be FREE ENTRY and not one to miss!

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Marathon // Club Med
Feb
2
9:00 PM21:00

Marathon // Club Med

Marathon are back to launch a new single 'Checking Out.' Having spent the better half of last year recording and finishing off the release this will be the first show of 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/marathonmelbourne/

Joining us will be special guests Club Med making their first live appearance in Melbourne.
https://www.facebook.com/clubmedband/

At our favourite local, the Post Office.
Feb 2 / 9pm / Free

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Animal Hands // The Loveless
Feb
3
9:00 PM21:00

Animal Hands // The Loveless

Animal Hands celebrate the release of their single "Mirror and The blade " engineered by Brenton Conlan, mixed and mastered by Lindsay Gravina at Birdland Studios. The band's line-up includes founder and songwriter for the band Danielle Whalebone (Vox, guitar), alongside Kleber Croccia (Lead guitar) Jamie O’Shea (bass guitar) and Nigel Judd (drums). "Danielle has been regarded as possessing a voice that can carry the band, overlaying her fuzzy guitar riffs with passion and emotion by the bucket load her vocals - have eerie, murmuring undertones comparable to The Kills and Bat for Lashes." The band was nominated for Cherry Awards in 2015 and 2016. Their first single “Hunger” from their upcoming album 'Tonic-Clonic' was reviewed by Triple J Executive Producer Tommy Faith "There's an unexpectedly memorable vocal melody through this track and a charm about it”. 

The Loveless are a 4 piece band hailing from Melbourne Australia. Formed in late 2005 the current members are Elissa Rose (River Of Snakes) vox/guitar, Kris McDonald (Morrocan Knights) guitar, Ben Hovey (that manager guy at 3 phase) drums. They recently ventured into Three Phase studios to record their new ep with Raul Sanchez (Magic Dirt, Midnight Woolf, River Of Snakes) at the helm as producer. The ep was mixed and engineered by Joel Taylor and mastered by Lindsay Gravina at Birdland. "Room" is up for your listening pleasure on sound cloud and to purchase on Bandcamp now!

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Xani EP Launch
Feb
4
4:00 PM16:00

Xani EP Launch

It's a new year, which means A NEW EP!

Pop in all its glory takes centre stage for XANI’s follow-up EP, “2”. After releasing, “1”, in May last year, XANI’s music has been added to Double J, played on RRR and PBS and has secured XANI a place on the New Music Stage for this year’s St Kilda Festival. Crazy, exciting times.

Due for release on January 29th, 2018, “2” was recorded and mixed by Myles Mumford (Georgia Fields, Kim Salmon). Catchy, but cutting, pop songs are interspersed with sweet violin instrumental interludes. Bold contrast is a repeating theme as lovey-dovey songs about Jerusalem artichokes sidle up next to a song protesting the bleak perpetuity of a patriarchal society inspired by SBS’s, “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

“2” features some of Melbourne’s best musicians, Olivia Nathan and Jacinta Caruana on backing vocals, Cristian Barbieri (Billy Davis, The CB3) on guitar, Josh Jones (Dan Sultan) on bass, Mark Leahy (The Twoks) on drums and special guests, Ellie Lamb on trombone and Simon Burke (The Meltdown) on keys/organ. There is a smattering of styles, from old-school RnB to quirky Americana and a bit of inspiration from The Motels and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, all wrapped up in XANI’s signature style of “nothing-can-be-too-cheesy”. The full band will launch “2” at The Post Office Hotel on February 4th.

Come along and grab a copy of the EP to support XANI continuing to make music throughout 2018. She will play two sets of music with the full band, live at The Post Office Hotel.
 

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Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds
Jan
14
4:30 PM16:30

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds

With their new album, 'The Way You Leave' now out in the world, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds are heading back to the Post Office for a Sunday, front bar, double set, fun time show! The whole band will be there and entry is free so join us on Sunday 14th January and catch Melbourne's alt-country darlings live. 

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Eyesores // Singing Lessons
Jan
13
9:00 PM21:00

Eyesores // Singing Lessons

'Two bands reciting excerpts from Bukowski's seminal '71 novella via a punk/post-punk medium.

EYESØRES

[Debauched Late 70's empirical punk w/ trash can Australiana e.g An Ideal For Living/Institute/C**TZ]

https://m.soundcloud.com/eyesores

SINGING LESSONS

[Post Punk melodic jerkiness that makes you feel weird but nice e.g 'SOLID GOLD' era Gang Of Four/DUDS/The Sticks]

https://m.soundcloud.com/singinglessonsband

Post Office Hotel.
13th Jan.

Doors at 8.
Fun from 9.'

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Video Breezy // Tam Vantage
Jan
12
9:00 PM21:00

Video Breezy // Tam Vantage

Video Breezy is back Victoria state side to play the Post Office Hotel. Bringing the somber glossy emo shoe-gaze drone of the Canberra Suburbs with them. The hairy beachy fem punk tones of local northern sweet hearts 'Bikini Wax' will be joining us for their second show ever. As well as the bright jangley wash of interwoven melancholic melodies that only Tam Vantage can provide. 

The show starts at 8:45pm with Tam Vantage followed by Bikini Wax at 9:30 and Video Breezy at 10:15

Entry will be free all night long so that loose band dosh will be better spent on some premium booz.
Hope to see you there!

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e4444e // Cooper Bowman
Jan
11
9:00 PM21:00

e4444e // Cooper Bowman

e4444e is a Newcastle based solo project, characterised by heady and idiosyncratic electronic based home recordings. Locally notorious for frenetic and unpredictable live shows, his music tiptoes the line between pure sound collage and 90s guitar rock. 

Drowzee is the collaboration between e4 and his best friend actadv, who spent their teenage nights with samplers, Youtube, Photoshop and synthesizers. The two found their own way of making music through free experimentation and hours of playing together, and the end result of their sessions can not be forecast. Their off-kilter blends of drone, house and plunderphonics are due to both their wide range of music taste, and the fact that they haven't found the quantise button yet.

Cooper Bowman has performed under various pseudonyms over the years; the improvised techno of Roman Nails (Beat Concern / Butter Sessions) and the industrial malaise of the now-defunct Kneeling Knave (Chondritic Sound) among them. Under his own name, he creates hastily assembled ambient and experimental vignettes utilising limited materials. 2017 saw him release (too) many tapes on Portals Editions (Berlin), Resistance Restraint (Melb), Nice Music (Melb) + his own long-running label, Altered States Tapes.

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Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara
Jan
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 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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Pseudo Mind Hive // Sofala // Gilligan Smiles
Jan
6
9:00 PM21:00

Pseudo Mind Hive // Sofala // Gilligan Smiles

We're kicking off our 2018 at The Post Office Hotel with phasers, fuzz, a little bit of reverb and a fuck ton of delay!
We're not doing it alone of course with some insane talent joining us for the night;

Sofala
"Congregating in Central-West NSW, now on a musical journey in Melbourne, Sofala creates sounds that penetrate every pore of your body, tickle your gizzards and fill your soul up with psychedelic funk vibrations."
https://soundcloud.com/sofalaband

Gilligan Smiles
"Messed up, un-organised and lovely. Plenty-well blokes who fuel their need to be wanna-be, carefree hippies - but just don't have the time."
https://gilligansmiles.bandcamp.com/

Between the 3 of us, there's gotta be something for everyone so bring a friend and/or some family and join us for what's shaping up to be an absolute ripper!
 

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Hannah Kate // Bad Bangs
Jan
5
9:00 PM21:00

Hannah Kate // Bad Bangs

Hannah Kate take over Coburg's Post Office Hotel to kick off 2018 with a night of rock and/or roll. It'll be their last headlining show before they knuckle on down to record their second EP, so wander over to the pub to hear some new and old ones from your favourite indie pop rockers with a pint of Coburg lager in your hand. 

Joining them will be gritty garage rock babes Bad Bangs, get ready to have your socks knocked off cause these chicks have all the ingredients to make a pop punk garage spunk sandwich. 

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Maria Moles & Adam Halliwell
Jan
4
9:00 PM21:00

Maria Moles & Adam Halliwell

An improvised guitar and drum kit duo, influenced by a range of styles, including free jazz, krautrock, and minimalist music. They've played shows in Europe and Japan, as well as performing extensively around Melbourne and interstate. They're album 'Not One, Not Zero' was released with Nice Music in 2017.

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Bassidi Kone, Rodolfo Panga, Ysk
Dec
30
9:00 PM21:00

Bassidi Kone, Rodolfo Panga, Ysk

Multicultural Melbourne, yeah baby. With the current political climates around immigration policies, headed by the reincarnated Hitler himself, you seriously don't know how long these artists would be able to stay in Australia so, go on, come get some while you can.

Bassidi Kone (Mali) - balafon / djembe
Rodolfo Panga (Cuba) - congas
Ysk (Japan) - guitar

Free entry. Come enjoy the great pub food for the new year's eve eve!

xo

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Horatio Luna
Dec
29
9:00 PM21:00

Horatio Luna

Horatio Luna - Connect To Flow

feat

J Chase (30/70) - Keyboard
H Lune (30/70) - Bass
O Paterson (OPBP) - Guitar
M Nab (WUMPY) - Drums

Artwork by Oliver Paterson

I would describe Connect To Flow is a lo-fi avantgarde left o field live-house collaboration featuring some of my favourite musicans but more importanly some of my favourite people.

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F100's
Dec
28
9:00 PM21:00

F100's

Bringing influences from the backroads of Texas and the streets of Bakersfield the F100s
play stripped-down, guitar-driven, honky-tonk twang. Americana fans will appreciate the
rocking western swing and blues inflected upbeat dance tunes and beer soaked ballads
drawn from country’s darker heritage of hard times and heartache.
The F100s feature ex-members of the Straight 839's, The Redliners, Supertronics and draw
influences from vintage troubadour Ernest Tubb, Honky-Tonk heroes Lefty Frizzell and Ray
Price as well as Bakersfield mavericks Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
 

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Mosaicz // Holiday Park
Dec
22
9:00 PM21:00

Mosaicz // Holiday Park

Mosaicz are bringing their loud, heavily delayed wall of noise based shoegaze back to the live stage after an 8 month hiatus.
With new members in the band adding a new sonic layer and tweaking their sound. "Demolicious" is the latest release from the band to be launched at the show. The LP contains a mix of revamped and remastered songs from the bands back catalog and other previously unreleased material.

With the new addition of synths and drum machine, they've brought a driving new energy to their music and live set, now touching on a more electronic / psych sound.

Holiday Park's catchy psych-garage tracks will also be welcoming the evening. Catchya there!

Mosaicz - https://www.facebook.com/Mosaicz-1457951014418596/
Holiday Park - https://www.facebook.com/HolidayParkBand/

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Castilies // Lou Davies
Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Castilies // Lou Davies

Castilles are excited to team up with The Post Office Hotel for the evening on Thursday the 21st of December.
The electric three piece blast, fumble, and soar their way through an eclectic set of rock and roll and are twisting ears with their latest single, ‘Telephone.’
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DM-ZZ9wC4Q

Joining on the night with his 3-piece band, Lou Davies is bringing the jangle with some 60s inspired pop rock. Fresh off the release of his debut EP, 'Riverrock Baby,’ these guys are tight and ready to roll.
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/loudaviesmusic

Great food, great booze, live music… Onya 

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The Hornets
Dec
17
4:30 PM16:30

The Hornets

The Hornets are steeped in the blues, they rise out of the Yarra Valley delta meeting at the mythical crossroads where Chicago grit has blown in. This is an earthy blues band with a pedigree of outstanding musicians…"Warwick McFadyen The Age

The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected blues and roots musicians. They have released six CDs , to rave reviews and have gained a regular following of devoted fans as a result of many  live performances. Consequently, The Age named The Hornets “The best blues band in Melbourne”, and the Herald Sun said the band “demanded attention”.

Singer song-writer Craig Horne together with ARIA Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, are joined by drummer Chris Tabone, the Bamboos bass player Yuri Pavlinov and Paul Kelly/Archie Roach keyboardist Bruce Haymes to play a memorial gig for our late and much loved bass player, the legendary Wayne Duncan. Wayne died December 4 last year so we are playing one of his favourite gigs...The POST OFFICE HOTEL in Coburg December 17 @ 4.30pm. It's a chance for family and friends and admirers to come together, have a chat, a cheeky white wine and remember Wayne...

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Dec
16
9:00 PM21:00

Flaming Mongrels

Bringing together some of Australia's finest musicians, The Flaming Mongrels features luminaries of the Melbourne country and blues scene. The ensemble brings a fresh new sound to the Melbourne music scene, cross-pollinating outlaw country, down-home blues, jazz and swing, while retaining a unique and individualistic sound.

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The Tropes // Moaning Lisa
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

The Tropes // Moaning Lisa

After witnessing MOANING LISA last time they were in Melbourne, THE TROPES just had to ask them back. They are fantastic. It's that simple. And we're incredibly happy to be playing with them at one of our favourite venues.

links:

THE TROPES: https://www.facebook.com/tropes.the/

MOANING LISA: https://www.facebook.com/moaninglisaband/
https://moaninglisaband.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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Dec
10
4:30 PM16:30

On Diamond // Caroline No

If it's your birthday in December you can go into the raffle draw (On Diamond Low Key Raffles TM) to win your bday present. An appreciation for all of the December babies who have to deal with Xmas overpowering their birthday attention.

Caroline No is a project built around the songs of Caroline Kennedy (guitar and vocals) of Plums / Deadstar fame, with Ian Wadley on bass, Mick Turner on guitar, and David McMillan on drums. A dynamite combo, and the songs are hit after hit. They have just re-released their album No Language via US label Students of Decay.

On Diamond is the experimental pop group that wields mayhem, sensitivity, improvisation and inwardly analytical lyrics to express their music. Featuring the songs/vocals of Lisa Salvo, with Scott McConnachie on guitar, drummer Maria Moles, Hannah Cameron on guitar and bvs, and Jules Pascoe on the bass. 

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Hijazz
Dec
9
9:00 PM21:00

Hijazz

Hijazz  a collaboration between Israeli Oud player, singer Yuval Ashkar and multi instrumentalist Phil Carrol  The duo will take  you for  a journey of colours  of Middle eastern fusion with focusing on improvisation .

 

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LoVision // Pillow Pro // Hnymlk
Dec
7
9:00 PM21:00

LoVision // Pillow Pro // Hnymlk

LoVision are the sound of humanity encased in the world of machinery. Like Billie Holiday if she had been born in the age of robotics they deliver the sounds of the heart as it is exposed to the strange realities of experience. Using a unique blend of noise, pop, post-punk, industrial, trip-hop and electronica combined with live video synthesized from the stage they create a transportative synesthetic experience. What they make is immersive and new.

Pillow Pro make sensual beats for the modern age. With all the luxuriousness of 3D printed satin and silk draped across the entry to the club they entice you in with steamy vapour-tinged alt-pop that is perfect for dancing, for pining, and for making love.

HnyMlk is the sweet smooth jazz laid over ethereal and experimental loops for the space lounge within.
 

A night of newness.

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Superfeather
Dec
3
4:30 PM16:30

Superfeather

Superfeather plays in Melbourne's Post Office Hotel again! Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience this post-post-modern-truly-progressive-rock band. So rare an opportunity because the band members live in three different states. Coming together for your pleasure.

Jack Richardson - guitar
Myka Wallace - drums
Sam Pankhurst - bass
Ysk - guitar

Don't mess,
x SF

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Tenderhooks // Halfcut
Dec
2
9:00 PM21:00

Tenderhooks // Halfcut

Tenderhooks are playing 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 half/cut and a bunch of people disappointed about having their quiet Friday night drinks ruined by live music.

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Shrimpwitch // Crystal Myth
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

Shrimpwitch // Crystal Myth

Shrimpwitch are putting together our "Restaurant Circuit Tour" this December where the focus is on FREE gigs where people can buy food. This is to try and make the pressure of seeing live music less on going out and spending money on drinking, and make it a like-no-other dinner and a show! Also so all our non-working friends can afford to come out!

Kim Prawn and Georgi Goonsack serve some Crystal Myth to the plate! YUUUmmmm-muh!

~~~Hors d'oeuvre~~

Crystal Myth are a synthy bassy post punk duo

~~~Plat Principal~~~

Shrimpwitch are a drum-y non-bassy punk duo

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The Dull Joys // Dave O'Conner Band
Nov
30
9:00 PM21:00

The Dull Joys // Dave O'Conner Band

The Dull Joys have grown over the last couple of years to become one of the more interesting and innovative sounds on the Melbourne scene. Bringing together their psychotic blend of rich melodies, grinding bass lines and punkish, hungry lyrics, the Dull Joys are establishing themselves as one of the must-see acts of Melbourne. On the 30th of Nov they will bring their unique psychedelic eruptions to the Post Office Hotel, accompanied by the accomplished art-rock sounds of the fantastic Dave O’Connor band.

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BBQ Haque // NQR
Nov
25
9:00 PM21:00

BBQ Haque // NQR

BBQ Haque are equal parts Fraudband, Teeth & Tongue/ New Estate, Cougar Vox & the Irritations and an Exit Key. Spontaneously forming on a 'bad cooking day*' for Leaps & Bounds Festival’s “Little Bands” sold-out 2016 show, these ‘chefs’ have continued to privately ‘cook up’ their concepts of developing challenging new recipes via sound experiments, in between committments to their other musical endeavours... With the chuff of an epic snow season behind them, BBQ Haque (et Ze Briquettes) will be dipping into their creative spicerack for this limited Coburg engagement. Be part of this elite audience. Witness their seasonal culinary sonic adventures. It'll be hotter than a bhut jolokia!

www.facebook.com/BBQHaque

NQR could be described as post-punk, art rock, existential noise or rock jazz fusion. Featuring Kristian Brenchley who sets the tone for the band on guitar, Denis Leadbeater on drums (both from s:bahn), Maureen Gearon (from Baby8) on bass and Ruth Mary McIver (from Cunting Daughters) on vocals. Watching them live, you might think you have NQR pegged at the first song, then comes the next and you’re wondering what the fuck just happened? That is NQR. Some might say there are hints of Steve Albini, Birthday Party, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, These Immortal Souls and Life Without Buildings. There are some Patti Smith moments and nods to PJ Harvey. NQR has a level of intensity that is all their own. Whatever the hell it is you should check 'em out. You’ll be coming back for seconds.
https://www.facebook.com/NQR-258474224667375/

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