Moody Beaches are thrilled to be returning to one of their favourite watering holes for a show that will certainly shake off the winter willies! The Moody gals will be blasting all of their hits right into your ear holes, in a moody melodic way. Joining them on the night is Precision Auto, one of the newest hottest bands around town, featuring members of Gold Class, Würst Nürse and Ouch My Face, this will be a night not to be missed - any night out at The Postie is a good night out!
Dan Lethbridge and Shane O'Mara return to the Post Office Hotel for their Autumnal 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 Autumn soiree.
An evening of longform ambient with Steam Vent and Lisa Lerkenfeldt.
Steam Vent is a solo project of Sydney based artist and musician Del Lumanta with recent releases ‘*Swells’ (Longform Editions, 2018) and ‘Take It Easy’ LP (Chemical Imbalance, 2019). Using repetitive loops layered and numerous improvised melodies, Steam Vent’s songs collage slow guitar meditations both fragile and atmospheric that transport listeners through lucid dream like states.
"Post industrial ambience. Subtle, insistent, balanced. Poised beautifully between cold / emotive, corporeal / diaphanous states."
- Vienna Press
Field Maps is the solo recording project for Melbourne musician Daniel Moss. With three releases in 2018 of 'Action at a Distance', 'Cassavetes' and 'Somewhere Underground', the year saw Field Maps morph from a solo recording venture to cohesive live act its own right. Now joined on stage by Nick Sowersby (Sunbeam Sound Machine), Sophie Treloar (Poppongene) & Rhys Grunden (Foreign/National), Field Maps spent the later part of the year working on new music and playing shows across the state. Gearing up for new music in the coming months, Field Maps are playing a free show at The Post Office Hotel on Friday May 10. Joining them for the night is the nostalgic folk balladry of Kathleen Mary Lee. Music from 9pm.
The Post Office Hotel is getting another year older and we’re inviting a bunch of new and old favourites for a day at the pub to celebrate. This is our way of saying thanks and giving back to our much loved community for all your support over the years.
On the lineup for this years 9th birthday is
Low Key FERLA
Red See Blue
The first act will kick off at 4 and we’ll have drinks and meal specials all day to help keep you fed and hydrated. Come down for a cheeky frothy and celebrate another year a Coburg’s best loved watering hole - where live music is still free!
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
UPPORT YOUR LOCAL HOUSE PRODUCER
2 hours of power from the Horatio Luna Band.
Henry Hicks AKA Horatio Luna is a melbourne based improviser, composer, bassist and producer. A founding member of hip-hop/soul community "30/70 collective", he is an active member of the Australian beatz, jazz and soul music scene.
“What happens when you apply the sprawling, human energy of live jazz to the mechanical, rhythmic structures of house music?…To listen is to feel Hicks and his trio working it out in real-time, improvising house beats the way they would jazz rhythms. The approach is so intimate that, at times, you feel like you’re in the room, close enough to hear the musicians breathing and shuffling around each other…” - Pitchfork
“Translating the sounds of the dance floor, which was his club rat playground, from house music to drum and bass and mostly broken beat – oh, and just some funky, funky kick drum shit…Using complex and tender bass lines (that seem wild and fantastical) get hooked down in a rhythm section that punches you onto the d’floor. Why would you stand around when the beat is that sweet? Every single person in the room was dancing.” - Chris Gill
What started out as a protest band, a vehicle to voice their concerns with the global political climate, took an interesting twist when they approached former Pornland front man and vocalist Slatty D, who pointed out “The people don’t want to hear about our disillusionment with the inadequacies of government, local or otherwise. What they really need is soul.” The MCSR was born!
The MCSR is fronted by former PORNLAND lead singer and contains members from bands like:
Missy Higgins, Lanie Lane, Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer.
An all star soul band playing soulful originals and soul classics...
It was love at first sight when Shiny Coin and Go Get Mum first played together late last year to raise money for Girls Rock! Melbourne and they just couldn't wait to play together again! Come along to the Post Office Hotel for a night of bright pop music to make your heart melt! You can sit down, have a meal and watch some bands. What more could you ask for?
Van Walker returns from two sold out shows with the Vandemonian Lags at the Port Fairy Folk Festival with new original material set to make up his next solo album. He'll be joined by Sydney songwriter Taya Chani, a delicate combo of powerhouse vocals, and sweet driving acoustic guitar. She will give you a unique experience of some old soul and new alt country/Americana with her own twist to accompany her original music off her debut album coming out mid 2019.
Babaganoush are going to post you off to the Balkans on a music journey you won't forget. This is a FREE trip which will get you to the music-lands of the Gypsies and Balkans! Babaganoush will have some hot rhythms and sensual melodies for you to dance to... If you are wanting to take it easy, sit back, relax and listen to some hypnotic beats in this charming old building full of character.
Great food, drinks available too if you are hungry or thirsty.
A+ are a four-piece outfit featuring members of The Ancients, School Damage and B.C. Inspired by DIY punk and shoegaze, their dynamic sound is characterised by shared vocal duties, switched instruments, and ethereal waves of guitar producing adventurous melodies that weave and wander.
POLYXENI members Jenny Theologidis and Wayne Simmons performed Greek music together regularly in Melbourne for seven years until January 2018 when Jenny resettled in the US with her family. POLYXENI played many festivals, concerts and regular weekly gigs in the Melbourne Greek community and recorded a CD 'Songs from Greece' in 2014.
They will reunite at the Post Office with regular collaborator Adrian Close on double bass to present a program of contemporary Greek roots tunes. Expect to hear songs from the great composers Nikos Papazoglou, Thanasis Papakonstantinou and Pantelis Thallasinos as well as some original Polyxeni compositions.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Polyxeni play Entechna at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg, Sunday March 24 between 4.30 and 6.30 pm.
Junior Fiction return to one of their favourite venues with dreamboats Pting in tow. Come for fun, alcohol and pop in a hundred flavours....
Junior Fiction: https://soundcloud.com/james-mclean-625046116/sets/junior-fiction-the-past
Tram Cops return to Coburg's finest licensed establishment for an intimate, free performance alongside the wonderful Hannah Blackburn. Hannah specialises in honest and intimate songwriting - radiating vulnerability and encapsulating exactly what it is to feel heartache.
Both acts charm, warmth, wit and self-effacing humour will put you at ease as you feel a metaphorical pat on the back from your new storytelling companions.
OPAL BEAU (Taiwan)
Originally from Melbourne, but now based in Taipei, Simon Scott is one of the most unique producers currently operating. His productions, like himself, are free of any strict geographical pattern-imprinting. Rather, like any of the legitimate forbearers of pioneering electronic music, they are aimed at shifting consciousness to something outside the immediate gaze. There’s an off-kilter nature to some of his beat-placement and woozily psychedelic swirls simmering underneath. But, despite the atypical template, Scott still provides a solid grounding on which to shuffle your feet.
Jannah Quill is primarily concerned with distorting conventional processes of wired objects through her own lens; be they solar panels, light-emitting devices or a laptop. Quill has been involved with Liquid Architecture’s cross-continental ‘Entering Tone’ program in Taiwan, so this appearance with the Taipei-based Opal Beau makes sense in continuing this dialogue.
Our lil pisces baby is officially a toddler! It’s been a year since Electric Toothbrush’s first show together at The Post Office Hotel, and we are returning to our birthplace for an afternoon of celebration! Joined by our fabulous friends Easy Browns and Junior Fiction!
Big thanks to Junior Fiction for giving us a chance in our infancy and putting us on their line up that night. We’re very excited to get to share the date with you again.
See ya there!!
17th of March
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country in which this event takes place, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty never ceded.
Girlatones return with their cheeky chart topper 'Pop Stars'. Come one, come all as everybody deserves a slice of fame!
'Pop Stars' is the bands' first release since late 2017's 'Fitting In Well' LP. The song is accompanied by a video clip shot at Echotone Guitars by esteemed Melbourne director Jessica Barclay Lawton. Come join the band on March 15th as they set their eyes on the stars. Support from A+!
Anthony Pateras is a composer, electronic musician and pianist whose current work focuses on electro-acoustic orchestration, temporal hallucination and sound phenomena. His work includes performance from the ACO, BBC Symphony, as well as recordings with Mike Patton and Valerio Tricoli.
Back in Australia between commissions in the EU, he makes his Coburg debut on March 14th with Fia Fiell.
Fia Fiell creates ethereal and unsettling synthesiser music that melds lush melodic cycles, ecstatic drones and free improvisation. With releases on Nice Music and Butter Sessions, her 2018 album All In The Same Room has just been reissued on LP and she has a string of big dates around the corner.
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.
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!
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.
Nick O'Mara is a founding member and song writer in Melbourne alt country favourites 'Raised by Eagles’. A singer & multi-instrumentalist Nick has lent his skills on stage alongside the likes of Yanto Shortis, Chris Altman, Hayward Williams, James Kenyon and Mick Thomas.
He is the composer in instrumental band the Butcherbirds and guitarist and co-writer in folk pop duo Amarillo. Nick's songs are a mix of intricate finger style steel string guitar playing, soaring lap steel and electric guitar.
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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"
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.