SHAQUILLE MCNEILL and NIGHTWRK take over the post office for a night of experimental tones, wonky beats and future techno with a little help from VJ god Tahnlord. The postman always rings twice...free entry
Like to boogie oogie oogie? It's almost impossible not to whilst hearing the alluring sounds of Claudia Jones and her tight funky disco band. Disco was made for dancing and that's exactly what she'll make you do.You gotta get up to get down. So put on your dancing shoes and hit the floor like there's no tomorrow
60s rock n roll that will get the dancefloor shakin with classics from The Kinks, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Little RIchard, Monkees, early Beatles, Stones and heaps more! 2 sets for free! Featuring Ross McLennan, Ben Mason, Brett Wolfenden & Nick Murphy.
NQR, genre-busting drummer Nick Martyn brings together some big guns to present exploratory, hungry, pumping jazz in the Post Office Hotel bar in Cobourg. His trio featuring Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin (keys) and Paul Bender (double bass) will take the standard repertoire of jazz and lower it right down to where the kegs are kept. If you dig Charles Minguez, Bill Evangelis, Keith Jarhead and Herbie Handy you’ll love these guys. They promise not only to not spoil your Sunday arvo but make it way better with cool music you don’t hear much unless you’re a fan of Blue Note record and the like. Also: Free entry = no worries.
Please join us for an evening of punk and/or rock n roll at The Post Office Hotel, Coburg, with SYNTHETICS and The Faculty. The music will be loud, the vibe will be good. FREE ENTRY.
After a packed night for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife return to the Post Office Hotel once again, this time for some Saturday night shenanigans. They’re throwing in some old stuff, some new stuff, and some nods to the greats…catch their last show in Melbourne for a couple of months!
“Sounds like: A summer evening on the American west coast, all Laurel Canyon and sweet harmonies, no one afraid to throw a riff into the mix, a few whiskies and some country twang” The Future Is Now, Rolling Stone
“Swirling around in southern rock territory and a firm grip on a denim-clad pop sensibility” Indie Album Of the Week, The Brag
Open Swimmer melts the boundaries of pop. Songwriter Ben TD’s haunting and honest songs are expertly framed by his soaring voice and shimmering electric guitar. Ben fabricates a narrative of poetic song-craft with a unique sense of melody that is breathed in by his audiences. After spending the majority of his twenties living in Glasgow, Scotland Ben has spent the past few years re-forming his relationship with his home country. Currently working on his new album; addressing such topics as grief, difficulties in relationships, and the challenges of maintaining a deeper connection to the self, the spirit and the surrounding world, Ben will be previewing this album at the POH on Sunday 2 July, as well as playing songs from his debut album Canyon, as well as the odd, obscure, cover.
Ask Xani Kolac (Clare Bowditch, Tim Rogers, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Martin Martini & the Bone Palace Orchestra) to describe her latest batch of songs for her debut solo project, XANI, and she’ll tell you that there are “songs about being needy and songs that are downright depressing”. These are not words that spring to mind when one encounters electric violinist and AU Review Best Live Instrumentalist nominee, Xani, onstage or off. Being a naturally energetic and bubbly performer, Kolac toes the line in her songwriting perfectly between being “happy but kind of sad”.
XANI has just released her debut EP, simply titled, “1”, four tracks laid thick with country guitar, crooning backing vocals delivered by Olivia Nathan, Jacinta Caruana and Rex Sutton, and Kolac’s own trademark strings that shimmer and soar throughout. Catch XANI with her band live at The Post office Hotel on June 18th featuring Mark Leahy on drums (The Twoks), Cristian Barbieri on guitar (Billy Davis) and Josh Jones on bass (Dan Sultan).
Two of Melbourne’s defiant indie rock purveyors hit Coburg’s Post Office Hotel on Saturday June 17 with beers, guitars and drums in hand.
Life Strike bring their noisy three piece apocalyptic vibes with songs like “Satellite of Fear”, “Contact, No Contact”, “Call of the Wild” and “Perishables”. Their debut 7” EP is due out later in 2017.
Possible Humans bring their noisy five or maybe four piece anthems with songs from their recent "Ringwood/Ozone" cassette and the “Cuz”/“Toroid” 7” which came out last year on Strange Pursuits.
Fresh from their debut tour of Mexico, Hot Wings are tanned, fluent in Spanish and ready to insult your ears with an evening of sexy surf. They have new t-shirts, new tunes and a long list of Mexican slang they'd love to share with you. Join them for two wild sets - dancing and knee slides are highly recommended for ultimate enjoyment.
With members from the renowned 30/70 collective - The Zietgiest Freedom Energy Exchange infuses jazz sensibilities with hip hop swag... Support them on this Thursday night will be GODRIGUEZ from Sydney. Big sounds in the far north
With her latest album 'Thieves' (winner Best Country Album, The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016), Tracy McNeil and her band The GoodLife deliver classic Americana infused with a healthy dose of Californian shimmer, harking back to the halcyon days of late 70s L.A country rock with Laurel Canyon-esque harmonies hung on pop-hooks.
After a big 2016 which included a national tour and appearances at Out On the Weekend, Dashville Skyline, Bigsound and Beechworth Music Festival, the band have been bunkered down, fine-tuning their new sonic palette. Recently revealing the newest member of the GoodLife, Brendan McMahon on keys to a packed house at the Longhorn Saloon, they’re ready to break in some new material at one of Melbourne’s best local venues, the POH.
And it’s a long weekend!
The Black Jesus Experience will be bringing their irresistibly danceable tunes to the Post Office Hotel on the 10th of June, Just before they go on to tour Europe.
Their unique and powerful tunes comes from the blending of their multicultural vibrancy of the bands home town - Melbourne.
They have recently released their 5th studio album, a collaboration with their long time mentor, the inventor of Ethio-Jazz: Mulatu Astatke. Be sure to catch them at the Post Office Hotel before they leave Melbourne for a much deserved world tour.
Adelaide band WORKHORSE launch their brand new cassette tape NO SUN at The Post Office Hotel, supported by local band WILD BLOOM.
No Sun is out through Brisbane label Tenth Court, featuring 7 apocalyptic tracks.
WILD BLOOM are new project ft. members of Bitch Prefect and probably some other bands too #COOL
Giddy up! 🐎
Melbourne jazz quartet Line Matter will be bringing 2 sets of their original, dynamic and melodic music to the Post Office Hotel. Influenced by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Miles Davis and more the quartet creates a unique blend of jazz/fusion music.
The band has playing regularly around Melbourne since early 2016 and has performed at the 2016 Wangaratta Jazz Festival and is also performing at the upcoming 2017 Castlemaine Jazz Festival.
Sean McMahon is a versatile artist with an unmistakable style and voice. From stripped-back casual charm to royally rocking, he has built a bespoke musical home all his own, with his melodic and poetic songwriting at it’s foundation. His latest album ‘Shiner’ with band the MoonMen explores an eclectic blend of elements within blues, psychedelic country, folk, and rock'n'roll and has drawn critical comparison to Eels' Mark Oliver Everret and The Band. On July 4th, Sean McMahon and the MoonMen will bring a dose of their blissfully ragged rock’n’roll to the Post Office for two sets of material from last years album ‘Shiner’ as well as a few from Sean’s back catalogue.
RIP DEE DEE
Overtime return to the Post Office near the fifteenth anniversary of Dee Dee Ramone’s passing and are joined by good friends laedj.
Overtime are a noisy punk band that have been touring Melbourne’s northside venues and tweaking their sound for a couple of years now. laedj’s new line up have recently put out a couple of singles of fast paced space rock from mars . They are one to watch and have an album in the oven.
8.30 2 JUNE
POST OFFICE HOTEL COBURG
RIP DEE DEE
Egypt Lies is the solo project of Louis Tavolaro. Beginning as a punk outfit fresh out of high school to then more noise and darkwave related material; Transparent Image (2014) and Impressionable Youth(2015) cassettes. Egypt Lies begins the delve into pop music. Working on more direct and structured songwriting and taking influence from pops creme de la creme, Britney Spears "Blackout" album, EL begins the transition from doubtful to certainty.
Tarquin Manek & Ying-Li Hooi's song "Sunshower" shines brightly on the Blackest Ever Black singles compilation Stupid As A Painter Thick As A Sculptor (2016). Live the duo are known to careen from sound art to off pop with an unhinged attitude utilising samplers, synths, guitars, and voices.
Egypt Lies and Tarquin Manek & Ying-Li Hooi play live at The Post Office Hotel 1/6/17.
Start your winter the right way
Charles Maimarosia is a contemporary musician born and raised in the remote Pipisu village of the Solomon Islands
Charles developed a profound interest in Are'Are music at a young age after inheriting his first hand made coconut shell ukulele from his father. He later began performing amongst the community, communicating ancient songs of his ancestors with hand-made pan pipes.
In 2000, along with like-minded boys of his village, Charles formed the globally-recognised panpipe orchestra known as Narasirato, acting as their former front man, choreographer and songwriter, incorporating traditional Are’Are music and spirited dances.
Going on to perform for the first time in Australia, Cook Town, lead Narasirato to national and international festivals in Japan and the Middle East. "My culture, My life" hit #1 on Asia/Pacific charts from debut album Naratana Hiona. In 2010 Charles relocated to Melbourne to focus on his solo career and his since toured with the legendary George Telek and released his debut solo EP.
ooper Bowman is the true name of a man with man ak's - Kneeling Knave, Roman Nails, Dry Mouth etc... Playing a set of ambient / deconstructed electronics for this date.
A taste of some of his more recent releases
~ https://soundcloud.com/portals-editions/sets/cooper-bowman-isle-of-isms ~
Oil is Mat Spisbah's solo project, it flows between watery ambience, driving pulses of bizarre beats, and raw house. Taking a magpie approach to electronic music, he blends elements of electro, vocal samples and more ambient styles into a vat, coming out with a nice, solid ooze.
~ https://soundcloud.com/oi-l/fwkner-beacon ~
We're playing a twangin' set in our own neighbourhood down at the Post Office Hotel. Suported by local ramblin' man Henry J. Sawyer, we'll be sure to switch your Sunday arvo up a notch. See you there!
No door charge
5:30 - Frances Gumm Frontier
4:30 - Henry J. Sawyer
Dreamin' Wild together with Bananagun have put on a very sexy party on the 19th of this month at The Post Office Hotel!!! Dreamin's taking a few months off to get some sun in europe and finish their next album and Bananagun is getting you all ready for a winter of musical bossness.
*** Because Chris is out of here for a lil bit this is also his going away Drinks/pardi so if he doesnt see you all the time make sure you roll down and kiss him goodye.
***ALL Dreamin Records will be cheap as heck!
More info to come xoxox
Hyperborea will be playing in some incarnation - solo, duo or more... Joining them will be a special guest, chosen from their special tastes.
Give your mum the gift of soul this Mother's Day at the Post Office Hotel. Playing stripped back sets for maximum connection and maximum truth, Allysha Joy and Nitida promise to bliss out with your mum for one afternoon only.
These two beauties are strength in jazz, soul and RnB ready to take you on a journey through their experience of life, love and trouble.
Allysha Joy of 30/70 and Nitida of her own bad self are bringing the vibe, bring your mum and your good listening ears.
Pikelet (Evelyn Morris) will be performing some material alongside bass player Loretta Wilde in the comfort of The Post Office Hotel, with exuberant support act Sha Gaze, a favourite of Evelyn's at the moment. ♥
This show is taking place on stolen Wurrundjeri land, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and future. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
BEWARE! BLACK HOLES meet THE VIBRAJETS - instrumental surf/garage/r'n'b. Throw in some exotica and frat rock'n'roll numbers and you got yourself one spaced out double header!
BEWARE! BLACK HOLES - a surf/garage/exotica instrumental band of four space cadets. Playing originals, genre classics and obscurities. It's a twangin', melodic, foot stompin' kinda thing!
THE VIBRAJETS - There are two things that count for The Vibrajets: a rockin' tone and a good time. Comprised of past and present members of The Stems, The Shimmys, and The Breadmakers, The Vibrajets aren't the garage band the pedigree might suggest. This is wigged out and twangin' surf and frat and rock'n'roll that goes back to the source – and is best enjoyed while shakin’ your moneymaker on the dance floor!
LIVE AT THE POST OFFICE HOTEL
Playing self-deprecating pop and foot-tapping head-bopping rock. Sing along.
Playing unpredictable DIY gothy pop and relatable rock. Feels loud. Sing along.
Crop Top is taking a little break, so this is last live rock concert for a few months.
This event is taking place on stolen land. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation, on which this event is taking place. We pay respect to elders past and present, and acknowledge that Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded.
Melbourne singer/songwriter Dan Lethbridge teams up with renowned guitarist Shane O'Mara for a rare duo performance at the Post Office Hotel. Lethbridge's second album Oh Hawke (mixed by O'Mara) drew resounding praise from the Australian music community with Rhythms Magazine editor Martin Jones describing the album as 'a delicious treat for the ears'. Dan and Shane will be playing songs from Oh Hawke as well as a selection of their favourite covers.
The man behind many mysteries - Alex Watts is in Coburg for a roundhouse killer of a gig. Supporting him on the night is the always sensational Mares. A proto punk girl band that has you wishing you we're back in 70's Bristol.
2 Brisbane exiles join forces for a night of down-beat pop anthems @ the Post Office Hotel, Coburg
Saddle up for a steak or eggplant parma and set off with us ~~Dag and The Pits~~ into the gentle abyss.
Melbourne’s O-G Hip-Hop nu-Soul collective 30/70 present a‘A Brother Scratch’ ft. Pataphysics trumpet/M.C and the enigmatic Joel Trigg on Piano backed by the rock-steady 30/70 rhythms section. If you know anything about this, you know its gonna be good!
Earlier this year we lost a very close friend to the Post Office. Our beloved friend and good mate Raf. In order to celebrate and commemerate the life of this great fellow - we're putting on a show for him.
Playing on the day will be two of his faviourite bands - Zourouna and Blood Burger.
Zourouna play Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean music. With tunes Turkey, Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Syria to name a few. Blood Burger (formerly Blood Red Bird) are comprised of a number of great melbourne musos and play a fusion of Middle Eastern rock and 90's grunge.
Please join us on the day to celebrate all the amazing stories, memorable moments and life lessons from Raf.
We did a free show late last year at this Post Office Hotel. It was a great night and received the following rave reviews:
"Couldn't hear the bongo but it was ok"
Paul Musclewaith, 40, Doncaster
"Not really sure but I'm almost 100% certian that was a great show"
-Connor Dashy, 19, Preston.
"I loved the way they played some songs at that gig!. Not like 3-4 but probably about 10 songs at that gig"
-Wendy Paddle, 36, Northcote
"Those guys are fucking sick, love the way they mess with modern technology and use KAOS pads"
-Kirsty Cafe, 20, St Kilda
"Can I sleep tonight in your sould kitchen? I got kicked out of the navy again"
-Jim Morrison, 27, Hell
We're going to do it again, it was just a genuine real cool experience and we've got our friends brand new band INTERNATIONAL VELVET playing with us.
At the Post Office Hotel on April 28th, Girl Crazy and Caroline No will come together to play a special show. After taking time out of the back half of 2016 to focus on reaching OT-VIII, Girl Crazy came back and subsequently sold out, adding a bass guitar to the line-up. Why would they do this, especially after spending two years demanding people name one good band with a bass (no one could)? Due to this identity crisis, they will be hanging up the guitar (and bass) straps for a while again after this show. As Brian predicted fifty years ago, we lost that happy glow but thank god for Caroline No. Songs to remind you of the same wonder you had the first time you saw cinema curtains pulled open and mysteries, beauties and tragedies of life were projected back onto you. Whilst you stand within the 160 year old Post Office Hotel on April 28th, instant-favourite-band phenomenon Caroline No may at times break your heart, yet will always gallantly rebuild it by night’s end. One time only, Girl Crazy and Caroline No together at The Post Office Hotel, April 28th.