Andre Agony is a new experimental, no wave, punk band from Melbourne made up of the remnants of such bands as: Mod Vigil, Black Bats, the Honey Badgers and Wet Lips. The album was recorded at “the Secret Cottage” in Coburg North and was Mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Ooga Boogas, Eddy Current Suppression Ring). The band had so much fun at their last “one off” show, that they decided to play one more time before they all move out of the inner city. Supporting them on the night will be dynamic duo and squawking love birds CAKEFIGHT. The night’s proceedings will take place under the roof of the awesome Post Office Hotel in Coburg. Entry is free, the food is good, the company will be even better."
Perfect Whip & forever renter play a cheeky Sunday afternoon show at The Post Office Hotel on August 25th //
4PM & FREE
This event will take place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We wish to pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.
An evening of ambient music and alternative hip-hop. Malleu will perform an ambient set exploring skin, tension and pressure through the use of a large made membrane and electronics. Utope will bring an alternative hip-hop set following their first EP release earlier in the year.
Sore Eyes have amassed dozens of hypnotic new songs since their last Post Office Hotel gig. Currently recording their debut album, this band of melbourne front-bar troubadours features members of Ron Peno’s Superstitions, Pony Face, Black Cab etc etc exploring new, lyrical avenues.
In the past three years, Howl at the Moon released their second full-length, toured Europe and have just celebrated their 12th year together. Shows are rare beasts these days as they have taken a step back to breathe and inhabit that peculiar and transformative space where songs get written. Another batch of songs will be sprung on the world sometime in 2020, but for the time being they're returning to some of their favourite intimate venues before year's end.
Fathers of Melbourne. When you are asked what you'd like for Fathers Day this year, tell them it's not socks and jocks! Tell them it's Spoonful. What better way to spend Fathers Day than with a lazy Sunday afternoon Spoonful rock n roll show at the Post Office Hotel to remind you you're alive. Dads, Spoonful can and will reinvigorate you, after those countless hours spent with your kids kicking the footy, rushing around with pick ups and drop offs, stepping on Lego in the dark, handing out notes from your wallet and needing to dig deep after a catch up with your Uni mates the night before. Yes people, make your dad feel special and join the tradition. Come and celebrate Fathers Day with Melbourne's own Spoonful, at the Post Office Hotel, Sydney Rd, Coburg.
20 Guilders is the Tokyo acid-folk duo of TABATA MITSURU and Suzuki Junzo/スズキジュンゾ.
Final Melbourne show, free entry
Thursday 5th September
The Post Office Hotel
Support - Is There a Hotline?
Tabata Mitsuru is a legendary figure in the Japanese underground – founder member of Boredoms, founder member of ZENI GEVA (with KK NULL) and ex-10 year member of Acid Mothers Temple Official. Now he joins with non-stop touring psych guitarist Junzo Suzuki to perform their original acid/psych folk/rock tunes.
After an overseas support tour of Acid Mothers temple, Junzo has been touring Europe, UK, US and Japan almost relentlessly for well over a decade. He has been released on vinyl in each of these regions, on labels such as Nod and Smile Records and Eye Vibe , as well as the legendary PSF Records in Japan.
Together Junzo and Tabata are 20 Guilders, master craftsmen of electric psych-folk. Widely schooled in the genre, each boasting massive collections of original pressing vinyl from the late 60s and early 70s and on.
Stream 20 Guilders second full length studio album here - https://20guilders.bandcamp.com/album/2-2017
Having completed their debut, 5 week European/UK tour in May (playing every night!!), 20 Guilders now come to Australia for the very first time and playing this free entry show!
Fresh from his European dates and his stellar Substation performance, Lost Few will entertain with moods similar to his recent album 'Between the Silence' on Southern Lights. Described as “ketamine apocalypse” (Groove Magazine 2019) and spanning the gamut of a walk in a rain forest to the haunting of viking horns, Lost Few will perform on hardware with elements of improvisation.
Jess Sneddon is a selectors selector. Hyperbole aside if one needs to know that obscure track a DJ is spinning its a good bet Jess can give you the answer. Being a passionate music lover and frequent concert goer makes her one of the most interesting record spinners in town, deep tastes and deep knowledge.
JXTPS is a live act mainly in the area of techno though not afraid to stretch the boundaries in pursuit of new sounds. Having a background in jazz then prog rock has lent JXTPS a wide appetite for moods and sounds
A favourite of the north, Brooklyn '86 return to the Post Office Hotel this winter to warm up your Friday night! Grab some dinner, drinks, and join us in the freshly renovated front bar as Brooklyn '86 play through some slammin' NOLA classics and fresh takes on R 'n B hits.
Brooklyn ‘86 is a 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.
2 sets from 9 - 11. FREE ENTRY
Here lies a Thursday evening of eclecticism offered to you with open arms ~ Music and the catharsis, play and joy it embodies. Situated at a local for many of us, the Post Office Hotel. They do damn good food too!
First up is Rogue Wavs aka Loretta Wilde, a multi disciplinary artist of many silks and talents. Rogue Wavs is their solo project of songs, beats and glitchy pop creations.
Next is Jac Beth, a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist/artist inspired by ritual, who writes music they identify as "dark soul"- a blend of swamp folk and soul.
Oughta be some fun so, do join us!
‘Fresh off the road from about 2 billion shows this year, The Damon Smith Trio perform for you and your amazing friends, at The Posty on the 18th of August at 4pm.
Audience members will be urged to bring extra socks as replacements for the ones that will be inevitably blown clean off by Smith’s polarising three piece band as they perform finger busting boogie Woogie - classical music mash ups, jazz interludes and voodoo enticing new Orleans grooves, making up a seriously eclectic, genre busting set list.’
Mairead Hannan (from the Xylouris Ensemble - violin & voice), Wayne Simmons (from Polyxeni - guitar, accordion & banjo) Con Kalamaras (from the Melbourne Rebetiko Ensemble - guitar & tzouras), play a mixture of traditional repertoire from Asia Minor and the songs composed by the Greek refugee musicians from that area such as Dalgas (Antonis Diamantidis) Panos Tountas and Kostas Skarvelis .
In a fight to the musical death, on Friday August 16th at the amazing Post Office Hotel in mystical Coburg, TTTDC and long time friends/rivals Mod Vigil will perform the time honoured RiffOff ritual which could result in mass riff destruction and possibly death, don’t miss this gripping aural saga that has raged across the ages. A primitive and hedonistic experience, tap into your primal urges and don’t be squemish. Oh and they serve great food. Hungry for more
Join Tapsalteerie as they bring folk-Celtic vibes to the Post Office Hotel. Following local gigs in the northern suburbs & inner west, Tapsalteerie are chuffed to be playing in their home suburb of Coburg. Come hear original tunes for flute, guitar/keyboards & double bass – starting from the familiar sounds and dance forms of Scottish & Irish folk traditions, they infuse these with interesting and unusual rhythmic patterns and colourful harmonies, creating a uniquely Melbourne/Aussie folk sound.
Dan Lethbridge and Shane O'Mara return to the Post Office Hotel for their winter spectacular. Joined by Ben Weisner (drums), Dave Evans (bass) and Jethro Pickett (keys), this one-time duo has officially morphed in to a collaborative five-piece. The Posty has become has become a regular haunt for Dan and Shane with the band returning here 'once every season'. Come and catch them for their Winter soiree.
I would like to work. I wish to contribute towards all things to change for better. It has been fortunate that my personalities and their traits naturally attain somewhat a sense of hospitality. That I genuinely hope you be pleasantly entertained. But really, I don't believe entertainment is all that important for music and its expressions. Rather, what may superficially seem to be of calm states of wonder with burning and quaking qualities beneath, I long for and aim to provide. Disasters and humanistic teachings can compel oneself spontaneously and/or decades later without immediate realisations of their true nature.
I would like to thank Post Office Hotel for hosting this event for Sky Voltage, Hannah Macklin, Maria Moles and Ysk to perform. Please feel welcomed to attend this free-entry event on the night of Saturday 10th of August, 2019. Music starts at 9pm and then again at 10pm. Good food at venue.
After a year-long hiatus, and following the release of their debut album 'Tokyo Milk', THE SPIN is back!
Strap yourselves in.
The Spin are a rock band from Melbourne who pride themselves on making music with groove, soul, and above all a little bit ‘o’ love. Taking equal parts influence from the BritPop movement and the dusty twang of the Deep South, their style is a great mix of fun, upbeat tunes, peppered with dark, moody rock ‘n’ roll grooviness, all injected with a warm and fuzzy dose of soul power.
Come and join them Friday, 9th of August @ The Post Office Hotel in Coburg with their good friends, Boyparts as they dust off the guitars, bust out the rhinestone-studded cowboy belts, and roll out all the tunes from the new record.
ENTRY’S FREE and music kicks off @ 8:30.
Tapdog is the creation of Liam Robert Wilkerson (Easy Browns, The Narodniks, Toothbrush).
Tapdog is strange rock and roll. Designed to reflect the bizarre, Tapdog needed a team and help was enlisted from Musicians Emma Fowles (S.P Twin) Zak Brown (Easy Browns, Toothbrush) and Layton Otene (Tuk Tuk Mafia, Easy Browns).
Tapdog has a sound akin to the Velvet Underground, Guided By Voices, NEU! and Robert Wyatt.
Tapdog’s debut single ‘CRAYONS’ was written during a two week Stowaway and will be streaming soon."
Tobias Hengeveld writes melodically vivid songs, riddled with unexpected angular pop-hooks. His distinctively sylvan voice rides personal experience with a wry lyrical candor. Playing his first full-band show in Melbourne since launching his acclaimed new release 'Naughts & Ones' - A mirror-maze of unabashed, snappy pop tunes, set in a hinterland of darker rock ballads.
Kate Alexander & Hana Brenecki’s collaborative songbook stretches its arms so broadly and hungrily around popular music of the past hundred years that it's impossible to describe; at times classically poppy, à la the Everly Brothers, at others a grungy sludge of distortion and yet at others, mournful and sparse country balladry. The harmonies of these two distinct voices delicately murmur and roar together, melded so closely at times that the lines blur as to who exactly is singing what.
In anticipation of their forthcoming E.P. release 'Of Course We Still Love You', Tender Buttons proudly announce their E.P. launch with very special guests Nat Vazer (Hotel Motel Records).
The E.P title 'Of Course We Still Love You' was born from Tender Buttons’ love of space, and is named after a spaceport drone ship based in the Atlantic Ocean called ‘Of Course I Still Love You’. It is used as a robotic mobile landing site for when Space X rockets are returning from Earth and space orbiting missions.
The debut 4 track E.P. features Tender Buttons' first two singles 'Cry at Night' and 'Take a Little Time' and was self-produced by Tender Buttons at Love Shack Studios and mixed and mastered by Aden Senycia (Nicholas Allbrook, Peter Bibby, Rabbit Island, Pikelet).
Stay tuned for the official 'Of Course We Still Love You' E.P. release in the coming weeks!
"Tamworth-based musician Buddy Knox grew up playing in the family band and has been a working musician his entire life. Buddy has carved up the Blues scene around Australia since 2007, notching his Blues belt with all the big ticket Aussie festivals from Bridgetown to Bluesfest. His playing and singing carry a true sense of authority and authenticity as a blues-man.
An extraordinary guitarist, Buddy has won the Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year twice, and continues to share his old school Blues style with fans.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear an authentic blues performance
Mount Trout release their second album 'Shelter Belt' at the Post Office on July 27th. Likened to a sprawling ramshackle farm estate of decaying elegance and sonic disrepair by Weirdo Wasteland, the album sits somewhere outside Melbourne's scene. It will be a rare chance to see the band with support from Hobart's neo noise innovators Stranger Still & acclaimed drummer/percussionist Maria Moles, who'll play a solo set between the bands.
Spoonful play the grand reopening of The Post Office Hotel
Friday the 26th of July. 2 sets from 9pm.
We wern’t quite ready for them last time but now they’re gonna do the grand re-opening of the Post Office Hotel. This is not a patch up job. This is the Spoonful/POH, grand re-opening renno-show!
Melbourne's Spoonful are celebrated regulars across the live music scene.
With their sound wholeheartedly embracing rhythm and blues, soul and rock'n roll Spoonful, featuring; Paul Winstanley on Bass, David Lord on Keys/Vocals/Harp and brothers Andre and Kit Warhurst on guitar/vocals and drums/vocals respectively, now mine their wealth of collective experience to create something that is uniquely their own and much loved by their legion of fans.
Don't be afraid!
Be warmed, rolled and syzygied by three of Melbourne's strongest performing seal troupes, who exist to protect you from yourself, for ***FREE*** on this occasion.
And it's extra exciting because it's (AKA Alice Warren) Leafmatter’s debut - starting 9pm sharp-ish...
Is There a Hotline?:
Avid 'flow' practitioners and DIY enthusiasts Jen Tait and Jen Callaway call out to the cosmos using an assemblage of percussive objects, electronica and voice, evoking transportive atmosphere, psychic storms and quiet retreats.
Brutal blossoming bass arouses cerebral catharsis as secret stains promenades the path towards her inner pop diva.
Leafmatter arose from what is left of New Zealand's wild landscapes, old gold towns, crooked lullabies and uncomfortable thoughts. Semi sung poetry over lilting and/or dirgey guitar.
Line Matter team up with the Agus Batara Quartet returning to the Post Office Hotel for the first time since 2018 for a Sunday afternoon of original jazz.
Line Matter are an original Melbourne jazz band playing dynamic, driving and melodic music. Influenced by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Miles Davis and others. Line Matter's 2018 album has been reviewed as an "excellent debut album which rewards repeated plays" ‐ Roger Farby, Allaboutjazz.com
The Agus Batara Quartet recently launched their EP 'Opening A New Door' and they will be performing Agus' eclectic jazz grooves found outside the western paradigm inspired by the contemporary jazz innovators such as Brad Mehldau, EST, Avishai Cohen (b) and Tigran Hamasyan.
Back from the Dead to scare off the winter Ghosts, Hecate will be warming the POH front bar, on Thursday 20th July. In a soltice line up that will stir even the Sun from its slumber they'll share the stage with RaceRage and Cunting Daughters. With their unpredictable thumbprints in Metal from Classical to Hardcore brand of lyricism and song, and recently performing at the sellout Rah Rah Retrospective (Sonic Agenda) , Hecate will entertain even the most sleepy ghosts and live folk too!
Cunting Daughters is the lovechild of an unholy trinity - Linda Blair from the Exorcist, Lydia Lunch and Hüsker Dü. The result is a post post punk/ no-wave assault of songs to purge and placate with a dreamy Xanax core. Cunting Daughters are Ruth McIver (guitar, voicebox, words), RUN LMC (bass, vocals) and Cameron Potts (drums). Collectively they are or have been in - NinetyNine, NQR, Mace, Baseball, Touching the Bees et al. The Daughters are super honoured to be opening proceedings for this fierce line –up.
Racerage is a Blak radical rapbrat spitting bars, breaking hearts and provoking your white fragility. This rapper based on Wurundjeri country, and has been described as "the future of Melbourne music". Their lyrical themes draw from their background in spoken word; focussing on the struggles, frustrations and interweb meme-ry of their lived experiences as a Blak non-binary queer. Their rhymes explore intersectional feminism, decolonisation, race issues and life in the queer bubble, sprinkled with relatable humour. Racerage collaborates primarily with other QTIPOC beatmakers and artists and is excited about creating music within and about their communities.
On the 18/07, The Post Office Hotel plays host to the dark, hypnotic and deeply personal soundscapes that line the minds of Enola Gay and Quell.
Enola Gay has been a fixture in Melbourne’s live scene over the past few months, refining sounds in spaces ranging from basements to busy clubs. Her music is restrained, crystalline and nostalgic - with a Florence-Welch-like vocal delivery and songwriting that balances somewhere at the axis of all-out pop, breakbeat, and balladry.
"Haunting and gloomily psychological, each track feels like it could splinter apart at any moment.” - Happy Mag
Quell’s live performances are a twisted and nebulous.
"A blissfully cacophonous and claustrophobic lair of despair and bleak sensuality". – WhiteLight/WhiteHeat
One not to miss.
We recognize and pay full respect to the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land in which The Post Office Hotel is located. Sovereignty has never ceded.
Joining forces for the first time SPIT and Thigh Master will be turning up the heater this winter for one night only at The Post Office. Both sporting new arrangements in 2019 you can expect a night full of distorted guitar tones, pop-tight drums, old mates and a few new ones.
This event is taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded.
Chook Race released 2 albums, toured the USA twice and had releases on numerous international labels in the late 2000's and early 2010's; much loved for their heart on sleeve, high energy, Triffids inspired, garage rock. The band took a break for a while; Matt opened up Echo Tone Guitar Shop on High Street; Rob started playing with Permits; Caroline moved on to Parsnip. Matt and Rob decided to get the band happening again with a new lineup and album number 3 is now in the works. Tam Matlakowski (Pop Singles, Permits, Girlatones) has taken over on the drums. No Sister play noisey, whirring, guitar rock. The band have 2 amazing albums out. Come see it all for free, Friday July 12, at The Post Office Hotel! Check out the venue's new stage too!
Brian Campeau is widely regarded as one of the most confounding and creative artists working in Australia today. Drawing influence from a limitless range of styles, Campeau has described his own music in the past, with characteristic wry clarity, as “Bjork meets Nick Drake, or Cass McCombs getting depressed and calling Air for consolation”.
CodaChroma is the Space-Folk Alt-Pop union of songsmith Kate Lucas and aural architect Damien Charles. These musical magpies collect shiny baubles of sound, threading them in and around chimerical lyrics, curious harmony and shrewd production.
Jealous Craig take to the Post Office Hotel for their official debut performance. The band is a combination of good mates that have been playing in various local bands for the past 6 years including Doona Waves, Indented Head, Daisy Chain, Jimmy Chang’s Hot Tuna and The You Yangs. Formed just over 6 months ago, Jealous Craig draws from an 80’s new wave sound and a style of songwriting with raw, garage-pop sensibility. Co-headliner Los Tropics are a Melbourne based foursome, all from elsewhere originally. They formed a musical bond while spinning Latin vinyl and serving arepas at Columbian cafe Sonido.
Sex Cop is an experimental live electronic artist, exploring glitched-out dark sonic soundscapes incorporating elements of techno, dub, ambient and house music.
Ecstasy Lagoon is an interplanetary funk-crooner trying to make pop music and failing, ending up with something somewhat darker as if the blade runner soundtrack was co written with all the failed disco artists of the 1970s.