Ross McLennan // Susie Scurry
Sep
24
4:30pm 4:30pm

Ross McLennan // Susie Scurry

Ross McLennan will his preview forthcoming album All the colours print can manage (out October 6 on Mistletone / Inertia) with his 10 piece band The New World in a rare live performance at Melbourne’s Post Office Hotel on Sunday September 24 at 4:30pm.

“McLennan puts a lot of himself into what he writes, each record is a reasonably accurate snapshot of his mental health; (and) his fourth solo record sees him balance his love of pop with some of the darker themes that naturally find their way into his songs. Anyone who has followed McLennan’s post-Snout work knows that the quality of his output hasn’t deteriorated in the slightest. Perhaps that’s because McLennan knows he must remain true to himself. It’s what McLennan has done throughout his entire career, and we’re all the richer for it” – DOUBLE J

A singular and illuminating songwriter, Ross McLennan dives deep into the collective subconscious whilst touching raw nerves which reverberate the anxieties of our times, giving his songs a revelatory and prophetic aura.

The Ross McLennan hit factory has been open for business since 1991, when he formed Melbourne indie trio Snout and made an indelible impression on the Australian musical landscape throughout the 1990s. As Double J recently commented in their retrospective of Snout’s career: “Their shrewd handle on pop in all its forms meant that they could employ diverse influences into their sound – sometimes heavy, sometimes groovy, sometimes jangly – yet emerge sounding completely cohesive”.

Since disbanding Snout, McLennan has made three unfailingly excellent solo albums and been shortlisted for the Amp (Australian Music Prize). Accompanied by his ensemble of strings, woodwind and a choir, Ross McLennan has manifested magical performances at Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse and the Famous Spiegeltent, and supported artists such as Cass McCombs and Matthew E. White.

All the colours print can manage is the title of the forthcoming Ross McLennan album and a phrase from the song “Selling Good News”. As Ross explains, “it refers to very human visions of paradise: pictures fleshed out in hues from a colour matching booklet. The colours have corresponding numbers. The colours might look different depending on the paper stock they are printed on, and the light in which they are viewed. The people in the pictures are wearing clothes in a modern neat casual style. Complete families have died and are strolling peacefully through paradise with all their limbs intact. This is not so different to how the narrator views the world.

“Some of the songs on this record are hopeful, some not. This album took five or so years to make, and there Is a whole other album on the cutting room floor. But I needed to get the balance between light and shade right.

“I wanted to make a charitable album. To have some things that you could dance to and smile about, but not sell out sadness and despair. Across the record, there is a corresponding tension between physical reality and the mental drift to abstraction/distortion, the connected and the dissociative. There are the iron clad rules of the rotating earth and then there is a banana peel. The narrator has foot in each camp.”

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Moreland City Soul Revue
Sep
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Moreland City Soul Revue

Moreland City Soul Revue are playing a home gig this Grand Final as they play in the most repected watering hole in Moreland - The Post Office Hotel. The MCSR are the most heart felt soul band you've ever scene, delivering all the classics from their repertoire with such shabazz you don't know you can listen to the original the same.

It will be a big day down at the POH, and we would love to see you there. DJ D-Train will be on the decks, they'll be footy specials from the kitchen, and extra screens so everyones got a good position.

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Duke batavia
Oct
1
4:30pm 4:30pm

Duke batavia

Duke Batavia launch their new video 'Goodnight Sweet Java' at the Post Office Hotel on Sunday October 1. In two sets from 4:30, the Duke will bring the tropics to Coburg with their doo wop vocals, guitar textures and hip shaking rhythms. Featuring Ben Birchall, with members of Custom Kings, the Barebones and Klinger, Duke Batavia explore island sounds for modern tastes. 

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Sons Of Rico // FRANK // Sarah English
Oct
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sons Of Rico // FRANK // Sarah English

Riding the momentum of the most recent 'Cool Change' EP, Sons of Rico are mailing off their unsent letters at The Post Office on Friday October 6. Slaying alongside will be local darlings sarah english and FRANK.

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FRANK
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FREE ENTRY

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'Cool Change' now streaming via Spotify and Soundcloud
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https://soundcloud.com/sonsofrico/cool-change

"It boasts vintage sounds galore, turkey-neckin' grooves, sweet guitar solos and some seriously impressive vocal work from central songwriter Alex MacRae, all of which amounts to a wonderfully infectious journey that you'll want to undertake over and over again" - The Music

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The Vacant Smiles 7' Launch
Oct
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Vacant Smiles 7' Launch

Eey we’re really excited to announce we’ve finally got some new music on the way, and on Saturday October 7th we’ll be launching our next single Messin’ Around at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg.
Messin’ Around is the first cut of a whole heap of new stuff coming, and to celebrate we’ll be releasing a run of 7” singles, backed with another new track.

Support TBA

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The Wellingtons
Oct
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Wellingtons

The Wellingtons released their fifth album End Of The Summer this past July touring Italy and Spain where the band’s combination of melody and energy have long been launded.  Next stop for the band is an two week tour of Japan, a place that has been a home away from home for the band, and arguably their most adoring market. Before they say sayonara though, there’s a hometown show at the Post Office Hotel Sunday Oct 8th with two sets from 6pm.      

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Rings Around Saturn (Ambient Set) // Fia Fiell
Sep
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Rings Around Saturn (Ambient Set) // Fia Fiell

Rings Around Saturn is one of the many alias of Rory McPike, one of Australia’s most notorious and talented producers. With releases on UNTHANK, Butter Sessions, Brokntoys and many more, his weird broke beat electro styles with woozy synths and hazy melodies have craved out a unique place for him in the current electronic world. Having just been announced in the first lineup for Meredith Music Festival, you will not want to miss his set of ambient material.

https://soundcloud.com/rdjm0

Fia Fiell, aka Carolyn Schofield (Rolling Mass). Schofield combines her skills as a pianist/composer with a perceptive ear for stretching delving into millennial electronic music. Wielding the hi-res vapour scapes that settle around heavily inverted chords and minimal melodic cycles creates an amazing blend of theoretical techniques and modern sonics. Having released her debut EP last year, her trajectory has been exponential, playing at - Freedom Time and Melbourne Fashion Week earlier. Big things await…

https://soundcloud.com/fiafiell

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The Rechords
Sep
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

The Rechords

All fired up with a refined sound and renewed focus, Melbourne trio The Rechords emerge from the studio with their latest recorded works. The first of many releases to come from these sessions is the Double A side 7" record “Mockingbird / Seeing Things”. These songs are written and delivered with authenticity from a group taking their music in an exciting new direction. The band are buzzed to make their way back to The Post Office Hotel to be able to have locals purchase these limited edition vinyls from the show on the 17 th September.

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Cracker LA Touf // Buzz and The Pickups
Sep
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Cracker LA Touf // Buzz and The Pickups

After releasing their newest single "Fanclub" to a 7" Vinyl in early August, Cracker La Touf will be putting on a free show on Saturday the 16th of September. With supports from Buzz and The Pickups: An energetic noise band who redefine the genre into something totally new with their live shows, and Wasterr: A lo fi Surf band who take Ty Segall like vocals and put them into a Wavves like context. 

This show is sure to be a good time and a look into one of Melbourne's many new vibrant and unique scenes. 

Doors from 8pm

Free Entry

This event is taking place on stolen land, traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty has not been ceded.

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The Hornets
Sep
10
4:30pm 4:30pm

The Hornets

The Hornets have been described by  The Age’s Warrick Mc Fadyen as…“Steeped in the blues, they rise out of the Yarra delta via the American deep south, meeting at the mythical cross roads where Chicago grit has blown in..”

 Perennial Post Office favorites, the band features a who’s who of Australia’s blues and roots music scene from the past four decades; including guitarist and Black Sorrow Jeff Burstin, The Bamboo's Yuri Yavlinov on bass, Paul Kelly and Archie Roach’s keyboard player  Bruce Haymes plus the Bad Love’s drummer Chris Tabone and singer songwriter Craig Horne.

The band, also described by The Age as …“The best blues band in Melbourne”… will play songs from their critically acclaimed latest CD Dangerous Dancing plus numbers from their extensive back catalogue  September 10 at 4.30pm

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Scraggers // pting
Sep
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Scraggers // pting

Scraggers are coming all the way out from the western suburbs to teach all the North, East and South-siders how to win premierships and what fair fish n chip shop prices look like. 
 

Alongside the brand new outfit pting (featuring Elsie Lange & members of Culte & Rhysics) singing songs about friends and love and wankers in Carlton. Come to drink, come to learn, either way this will be a FREE show to remember (or get blind and forget) 

Seeya at the big game!

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Glovv // Greyon
Sep
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

Glovv // Greyon

Identical Records have organised another scintillating show, this time featuring queer, GNC acts - Glovv and Geryon. Glovv will be performing goth pop tunes from their upcoming second LP, Free from You. They will be joined by a new ensemble of their backing singers, The Princes. While vocalist Bianca Cornale is overseas, V will be performing with mainstay vocalists, Lara Dickinson and Cee Devlin (who are also members of Identical Records act, Cystic Nightmare). Identical Records are excited to include the mesmerizing electronic performer Geryon on this bill. Their catchy beats and soundscape tinged melodies are exhibited in their 2016 release, We don’t talk about the Ghost. 

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Sun Ra meets The First Baboon Civilization
Sep
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sun Ra meets The First Baboon Civilization

Sun Ra meets the First Baboon Civilization.

Only one person can stop the Nuclear War...lets bring him back for a bit to help us out.

The First Baboon Civilization will be performing as a Sextet. Vibrations will be sent back and forth from Sun Ra's resting place on Saturn and will guide the Civilization into his compositional techniques and in spiritual guidance.
The First Baboon Civilization will be performing some of his lesser known works and conceptual pieces as well as his popular post-bop and jazz-funk voyages.

Adam Halliwell - Guitar, Flute, Guitar Synthesizer, SH-1000, Vocals
Madeleine Novarina - Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Josh Kelly - Saxophones, Vocals
Oscar Neyland - Acoustic Bass, Vocals
Hannes Lackmann - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Ziggy Zeitgeist - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

ENTRY IS FREE

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Sep
3
4:30pm 4:30pm

Broderick Smiths Fathers Day Special

Broderick Smiths decision to start playing music happened when he was hit in the head by a full beer bottle playing footy. He came to in daze and decided to be Rock God... the rest is history.

Lead singer of infamous Australian band "The Dingoes", Broderick Smith will be playing two sets of his Australiana Country, Folk, Blues style for all the dads on Fathers Day.

Starting at 4:30, with a range of Fathers Day specials going down at the pub - it will be a great gig to take dad too and make the most of a few Sunday arvo beers.

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Boat Show // Hideous Sun Demon
Sep
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

Boat Show // Hideous Sun Demon

Perth five piece punk outfit BOAT SHOW are heading east in support of their latest single “The Big Smoke”. They’ve been around for less than a year but in that time BOAT SHOW have already released an album, toured nationally with San Cisco and Thelma Plum and recorded their second LP due for release later in the year. Catch them at The Post Office on September 1st with support from Hideous Sun Demon.
 

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Nina Buchanan // Necking
Aug
31
9:00pm 9:00pm

Nina Buchanan // Necking

Nina Buchanan music is hi-res, bare bones hardware techno. Alongside creating woozy synth jams in duo Video Ezy (Paradise Daily) and pushing textural noise forms in UTI (duo with Maya Kjellstrand of Bleach Boys), Buchanan combines these styles into a nexus of brutalist techno. Thick atmospheres and blu-ray levels of fidelity are the halmarks to their sound.

https://nicemusiclabel.bandcamp.com/album/009-sunk

Necking is the solo work of Rob Hecimovic, the person behind the visuals of exceptional Melbourne lable Resistance/Restraint. Hi-Fi and brutal, his sonic worlds are similar to those of his visuals - mash and reprossed signals with layers upon layers.

https://soundcloud.com/resistancerestraint/rr005-necking-deadbeat-method

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Patrick Wilson Single Launch
Aug
27
4:30pm 4:30pm

Patrick Wilson Single Launch

Patrick Wilson launches his new single ’Nobody’ off his forthcoming EP at the post office hotel on Sunday the 27th of August. With support from Luke Brennan. Doors at 4pm. Free entry.

Patrick Wilson totes an especial sound of traditional and alternative country, all the while drawing comparisons to the story telling of Paul Kelly and spontaneity of Van Morrison in his live performances. Featuring his music around the trials and tribulations of rural life, Wilson knows this first hand having originated from a Victorian surf-coast town where he worked tirelessly as an apprentice butcher. Now at the forefront of the thriving Melbourne Americana scene Wilson is continuing to make waves alongside his band of accomplished instrumentalists

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The New Savages
Aug
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

The New Savages

The New Savages play Melbourne Hill Country Blues. A mix between the deep delta blues sound of Mississippi, the raw sexuality of The Doors and the storytelling of Johnny Cash.

They're playing a rare hometown show in Melbourne, at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg on Saturday, the 26th of August. In support of their 3rd EP "Baby Don't Lay Lonesome", as part of their 35 date East Coast Tour. One of the hardest working and original bands in Australia, make sure you come down to catch them play a free show from 9pm.

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Tam Vantage // Bananagun
Aug
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tam Vantage // Bananagun

Tam Vantage releases the second single from his new album 'Show Me To The Sun' at The Post Office Hotel on Friday August 25th. The album is due September, and was recorded with John Lee (Lost Animal, Free Time, Hollow Everdaze) via a spontaneous 2 day recording session, followed by some home overdubs. 'Song From A Black Hole' is a joyous, jangle-pop song about the wonders of being alone and drawing within yourself; it's for when you've had enough of it all and you just need that sweet sweet isolation. Bananagun are a new psych-pop band with rad members from bands like Contrast. Its free entry and it's set to be a good time.

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Sleep Decade // Phoebe & Schina
Aug
24
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sleep Decade // Phoebe & Schina

Sleep Decade play The Post Office Hotel on Thursday 24th of August. Previewing songs from their long-awaited forthcoming LP 'Collapse', the band promises a night of atmospheric, introspective sounds; striking a balance between minimalist slowcore compositions, and densely textured freeform improvisations. With bassist Thom Plant now residing in Hobart, this will be their final Melbourne show until later in the year when the new album is released. Joining them will be local duo Phoebe & Schina, who will open the evening with some good old fashioned folk, country and blues. With their close harmonies, finger-picking guitar and warm piano accordion tones they create personal and frank folk songs.

 

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Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara
Aug
20
4:30pm 4:30pm

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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Cold Hands Warm Heart
Aug
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

Cold Hands Warm Heart

A four piece utilising lever harp, soft synth, recorder, textural guitar, bass and a drum kit incorporating found objects, the group's ethereal sound is fashioned around the songs of Genevieve Fry (Grand Salvo, Prudence Rees-Lees, Four Larks
Theater).

Minimalism and space contrast with extreme sonic furious intensity. Layers of textural sound and free improvisation weave between compositions that reflect themes of nature, presence, life and death. Their live show is a meditation on melody/ assonance and its lacuna/ hiatus.

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Swim Team // Maureen
Aug
18
9:00am 9:00am

Swim Team // Maureen

Swim Team are a Melbourne-based four-piece dishing out a warm slice of reverbed-up jangle and crunchy pop. Beginning as an excuse to hang out and share their love for garage pop music away from their other musical projects, guitarist/vocalists, Krystal Maynard (Bad Vision) and Sammy Wass (The Pink Tiles), convinced their crafty friends Esther Sandler (Togetherness Design) and TJ Day to join them on bass and drums despite them having never played their instruments before.

Swim Team and Maureen get together for a little Friday nite affair at The Post Office Hotel on Friday, 18 August, complete with parmas, chippies, and a couple sets between them. Add a few beers and we got ourselves a party. One you're all invited to! Free entry. That's priceless!

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Magic Steven // Qwerty // Miles Munn
Aug
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Magic Steven // Qwerty // Miles Munn

Qwerty _ are a musical triple threat. The three threats are pool spy, waterfall person and __koreanbbq.

Miles Munn writes radio plays - he will read an excerpt from an epic new work he's in the process of tinkering with.

Magic Steven is a local writer, who will present an encore reading of something he wrote back in January called "Let's Be Honest".

This show will take place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations, for which sovereignty was never ceded, with respect to their Elders past and present, and in solidarity with the continued struggle for the rights of Aboriginal people.

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Soda Eaves // Dag
Aug
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

Soda Eaves // Dag

Soda Eaves distinctly Australian folk music, incorporating atmospheric blues, lucid dream pop and warped found sounds. They have released two LPs - 'Like Drapes Either Side' (2013) & 'Murray, Darling' (2016) - with a third due in the near future. Soda Eaves will joined by the luminous Dag

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Aug
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

True Radical Miracle // Hot To Rot

TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE is Evelyn Morris (Pikelet, Baseball etc.), Mark Groves (Red Wine and Sugar, Absurd Cosmos Late Nite etc.), Scott O’Hara (Bitch Prefect, Wild Bloom etc.) and Leith Thomas (Dead Boomers).

No new material, just a selection of jams from our discography spanning from 2004’s Taste the Rainbow EP through to 2012’s Termites LP.

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Angel Eyes // Activities of Daily Living
Aug
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

Angel Eyes // Activities of Daily Living

Angel Eyes will make you weep, then dry your eyes with tear stain removal. One of the many projects of Andrew Cowie, Angel Eyes makes melancholic synth drama, with Billy Idol guitar licks.

https://angeleyes2.bandcamp.com/

Activities of Daily Living are a new Melbourne duo comprised of Jonnine Nokes and Chloe Turner. With infuences spanning Xeno & Oaklander, HTRK, Tropic of Cancer and Broadcast - you can expect synths, drum machines and an angry attitude.

https://soundcloud.com/activitiesofdl

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Damon Smith
Aug
6
4:30pm 4:30pm

Damon Smith

After lovingly thrashing pianos and drum kits in sell out shows across Australia in the critically acclaimed cabaret show, SUN RISING, 

Damon Smith and Adam Coad will keep the Post Office front bar warm with an afternoon of smoking hot, old time ragtime and boogie and blues music. 

Yes, that’s right, oldtime piano blues music performed by two hipster looking fellas while you sip beer at the famed Post O

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Thug Mills // Bitumen
Aug
5
9:00pm 9:00pm

Thug Mills // Bitumen

It's time to end the eternal debate - what's better? A drummer or a drum machine. Watch as Thug Mills tries to showcase their drummer by making him add 7 hexagonal drums to his kit whilst Bitumen tries to show everyone that it is way easier to just program in some beats and write awesome riffs around them

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The Citradels // The Fainters
Aug
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Citradels // The Fainters

After playing in Hobart, Sydney, Wollongong, Belgrave and Melbourne for the release of their album "Where's One?", The Citradels are back to play The Post Office Hotel before taking some time off to travel, write and record. It will be their last gig until the end of the year and the band will be playing fresh material from a new album in the works.

After the release of their brilliant debut EP "Post Youth", The Fainters have been playing plenty of gigs around town and honing their skills as a live band. With a newly expanded lineup, the songs of Oliver Yach and company have really come into their own, combining the best parts of 90s alt-folk with an original and unique delivery.

10pm The Citradels
9pm The Fainters

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