THE POST OFFICE HOTEL

Pub // Dining Hall // Live Music // Beer Garden // Bottle Shop

Girl Crazy
Apr
28
9:00 pm21:00

Girl Crazy

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.

Witch Hats // International Velvet
Apr
29
9:00 pm21:00

Witch Hats // International Velvet

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.

Gig for Raf
Apr
30
4:30 pm16:30

Gig for Raf

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.

A Brother Scratch
May
4
9:00 pm21:00

A Brother Scratch

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!

Dag // The Pits
May
5
9:00 pm21:00

Dag // The Pits

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.

Alex Watts // Mares
May
6
9:00 pm21:00

Alex Watts // Mares

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.

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Dan Lethbridge & Shane O'Mara
May
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 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.


BC // Spit
Apr
27
9:00 pm21:00

BC // Spit

B.C. emerge from the primordial oceans to carve up a prehistoric feast for the senses. A biophilic cacophony of sharp punchy tunes featuring driving bass, unrefined drums and angular, idiosyncratic guitar tones, B.C play their first headline show at The Post Office Hotel, joined by SPIT.

SPIT are one of Melbourne's best recently uncovered gems. Immersing themselves within the jangled glee of Beat Happening and the rich 90s fullness of Pavement, they know their way around a catchy and endearing indie pop hit (or two). 

Laura Jean // Sweet Whirl
Apr
23
4:30 pm16:30

Laura Jean // Sweet Whirl

Revered Melbourne songwriter Laura Jean emerges from the studio to play a headline show, with support from Sweet Whirl. In 2014, Laura’s self-titled fourth album was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and nominated for an Age Music Victoria award.  Since then, Laura has been working on new material in a new setting, putting down her acoustic guitar to compose on a 90s Kawai keyboard. The new songs take in elements of high sheen pop and R'n'B, while still filtered through Laura's trademark intimate, confessional style. She has recently been in the studio with producer John Lee (Lost Animal, Pikelet), with new material due by the end of the year.
Laura Jean has previously recorded with Paul Kelly and The Drones and toured with Adalita, Seeker Lover Keeper, Jenny Hval and Marlon Williams. Come hear her play songs new and old in a free Sunday afternoon headline show, with support from Sweet Whirl.

The Tropes // Girlatones // Weatherboards
Apr
21
9:00 pm21:00

The Tropes // Girlatones // Weatherboards

After the success of their first show at The Post Office, THE TROPES have decided to do it again with a couple of their favourite bands; GIRLATONES and WEATHERBOARDS.

It's a GREAT pub. These are GREAT bands. It's free which is GREAT. It's close to your house which is GREAT. You'll have a GREAT time.

Ah Mer Ah Su // Truth n Dare
Apr
20
9:00 pm21:00

Ah Mer Ah Su // Truth n Dare

**THIS IS A FREE EVENT TAKING PLACE ON 4/20**

Here all the way from Oakland, California, on an east coast tour (including a stunning performance at TRANSGENRE 2017), AH MER AH SU is a self-described multi-instrumentalist, singer, dancer, and actor. Her beautifully crafted indie poptronica, with loops built live on stage, will break your heart and rebuild it multiple times in a set.

Supporting her are truth-n-dare, a couple of up-n-comers (though respectively established as musicians Geryon and June of Two Steps on the Water). Their music is posi-vibes dance pop at its core, with a little lesbianism, sarcasm, and frustration peppered throughout.

This event is taking place on stolen land, belonging to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. We pay our respects to elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

Crepes // Pure Moods
Apr
13
9:00 pm21:00

Crepes // Pure Moods

Local luminaries Crepes and Pure Moods play The Post Office Hotel. This gig is just before we have a little break for Easter. Should be an absolute pearler.

Slimpickins // Gumboots
Apr
9
4:30 pm16:30

Slimpickins // Gumboots

Get on down to The Post Office Hotel Sunday the 9th of April to catch two local acts Slim Pickins and Gumboot sing you some songs and ease you back into the working week.  What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than having a few beers, nursing a hangover and catching some great live local music.  Slim Pickins will be playing their rock n' roll songs while Gumboot will be doing their own brand of post surf punk tunes for all to enjoy.  So get on down for what will be a brilliant Sunday Sesh in Coburg!

Animal Hands // The Brain Snaps
Apr
8
9:00 pm21:00

Animal Hands // The Brain Snaps

“Australian grunge in the ‘90s was a precious thing. But its absence has been felt by many in the Australian music scene while indie-pop becomes less catchy and more repetitive. Animal Hands is a band that has enough balls to bring back the grunge, fronted by Danielle Whalebone, a woman with all the strength and grace of Adalita Srsen of Magic Dirt.” Erin Lawler for the Dwarf (AU)
https://www.facebook.com/AnimalHands.net/


Opening the night will be The Brain Snaps They’ve been compared to a big chunk of roadkill, still twitching, still bleeding, hitting you in the face at 100kph……
Welcome to the world of Melbourne’s most explosive, must see, psych punk duo

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrainSnaps/

Hana Maru // Bonewoman
Apr
7
9:00 pm21:00

Hana Maru // Bonewoman

nu soul hip kids bonewomen and low key soul disco Hana Maru take over the front bar for the evening. Should be a hella night

Shards // Lauren Tarver // Take Your Time
Apr
6
9:00 pm21:00

Shards // Lauren Tarver // Take Your Time

Coming off the back of a blunted tour (which took them to the edge of the river and beyond) slacker-gaze mavericks Shards are cleaning their boots, plugging in their instruments and staring at the chewing gum on the ceiling. There’ll be some sepia-toned singer-songwriting from Lauren Tarver and a set wallflower disco from Take Your Time. Last Shards show for a while coz Sam’s heading off to Sri Lanka to be an au pair.

7th Birthday - Black Sistaz // Jess Locke // Kozmik County // Go Get Mum
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

7th Birthday - Black Sistaz // Jess Locke // Kozmik County // Go Get Mum

The Post Office Hotel is turning 7 this year and to celebrated we've got a whole cross section of bands playing at the pub. Kitchen will be rocking all day, plus we'll have a DJ in the beer garden all afternoon. Make sure you get on down to this community gig and show your love for Coburg's faviourite watering hole.
Music starts at 2pm and runs though till 7pm and below is who we've got playing for ya!

Go Get Mum are the Melbourne three-piece writing songs about getting drunk, the complexities of love, and that funny city just over the border, Adelaide. In the past year they've shared stages with The Pretty Littles, Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever, Localles and Deep Scene (you know that's Darren for Kisschasy's band, right?!) Garry, Izzy and Woody have spent February recording and are excited to tell you their tales.

The Black Sistaz – who have taken stories of survival and strength for a free West Papua and created a unique sound of Island reggae and soul meets traditional Melanesian sounds, language and sweet harmonies. The Black Sistaz are a celebration of identity, strength and woman hood. Their music comes with a message, and with their message comes a movement.

Kozmik County play early 70ʼs Eastern psychedelic music. The groups rhythm section features bass and two drummers creating an undeniable wall of rhythmic trance beats that will punch a new hole in your reality. Melodies are played on San Pedro violin and the very psychedelic electric baglama. Kozmik County will take you beyond space and time.

Jess Locke has spent a long time performing in unconventional spaces such as water parks, cemeteries, roundabouts, bookshops and back porches. She has released a string of lo-fi bedroom recordings that that mirror the minimalistic and intimate nature of her live performances. Jess is set to release a new album later in 2017.

Las Mar // Ysk Lightspeed Chamber
Mar
31
9:00 pm21:00

Las Mar // Ysk Lightspeed Chamber

Drummer/music lord Las Mar creates twisted rhythms, bent chords and lush vocals with the odd guitar rock-out. His songs are hard to pin down but just imagine that Cornelius, Bowie and Fela Kuti got together for some playful experimentation…in other words - an otherworldly sound mashing of world music, post rock, electronica and psychedelia. Las Mar creates hyper-detailed tracks then performs them live, solo, in a display of multi-tasking wizardry, rendering synths, samples, vocals and intense drumming into a seamless performance. Joining him for the evening will be the tweaked hip-hop/free-jazz of Ysk Lightspeed Chamber. Be at The Post Office to witness two singular and powerful voices of Melbourne’s music scene.

Moreland City Soul Revue
Mar
26
4:30 pm16:30

Moreland City Soul Revue

Soul is a word with a multitude of meanings. In the pop-R&B world of today it usually means an intensely dramatic performance by a singer with such feeling that it reaches out and visibly moves the listener. This is true for the Moreland City Soul Revue. Known for their energetic and soulful live performances, this is a band that must be seen to be believed.
Fronted by the former lead singer of Pornland and comprising of musicians from bands like Lior, The Bad Loves, Missy Higgins, Mia Dyson, Lanie Lane, The MCSR is one of the most talented and experienced soul bands around.

The MCSR was formed in 2008 and has been performing all over the country at festivals and packed venues. Their take on soul classics from the 60’s/70’s (Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding...) mixed with unlikely soulful versions from the 90’s (Metallic, Peter Andre) and beyond blends to create a show like no other, forming a completely original sound all of their own

Cool Sounds // Quivers
Mar
25
9:00 pm21:00

Cool Sounds // Quivers

Come join Cool Sounds and Quivers at The Post Office, for a night of askew guitar pop. 

After playing their debut LP 'Dance Moves' to death, Cool Sounds are giving new material a run for the first time live.

Catch Quivers before they jet of to showcase at Canadian Music week.

Free Entry 

Mysterious Girls - Freya Hollick & Plazza
Mar
24
9:00 pm21:00

Mysterious Girls - Freya Hollick & Plazza

Plazza
Helena Plazza and the dazzling Italian Plazza singers combine lush acapella harmonies with minimilistic percussion to create a dramatic and trance-like performance. With vocal stylings inspired by Kate Bush and Donna Summer Plazza will make your night unforgettable.
Footage of Plazza:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsbOxKkFFww

Freya Hollick
Freya Josephine Hollick, the old world country songbird who harks from the Victorian goldfields. She sings of lowdown and dirties, of high times and golden mansions and the bursting and the burning of the heart. A voice that floats somewhere between Maybelle Carter, Patsy Cline and Skip James, and accompanied by the wailing and desperate fiddle of Kat Mear, she is a lady not to be missed. Old-timey country, blues and honky goodness.

Vacuum // Gaud
Mar
23
9:00 pm21:00

Vacuum // Gaud

GAUD and VACUUM play together at the Post Office Hotel.

VACUUM are Andrea Blake (ASPS, Chrome Dome) and Jenny Branagan (NUN). What started out as a bit of a breather from their other projects Nun and Asps, Vacuum ended up taking on a life of its own and they both love where it’s heading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4maQFjzejY

GAUD is Nick Kuceli’s solo electonic project. From early electronic forays in his band Pro Life, GAUD is a more internal approach to fried out electonics and punishing rhythms

https://alteredtapedstates.bandcamp.com/album/brained

The Gin Club 2
Mar
19
4:30 pm16:30

The Gin Club 2

The Gin Club are not dead! Adrian Stoyles and Ben Salter aka The Gin Club Two will popping their heads up and blinking sleepily at the Post Office Hotel on Sunday the 19th of March as they dust off their GC Song books and take the denizens of Coburg and beyond on a chin wobbling journey through heartbreak, nostalgia and bad banter. Once again, it's absolutely free, and you should try and avoid missing it! From 4pm

The Senegambian Jazz Band
Mar
18
9:00 pm21:00

The Senegambian Jazz Band

The Final Night of the Residency!!!! Make sure you get on down to this one as the boys go out with a bang. Bringing their Afro jazz sounds from 9 pm onwards make sure you get on down to catch these guys lay it down. Best of all... Its FREE

The group features an internationally renowned lineup that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia and brings a completely unique sound to the Melbourne music scene.

A fusion of kora-led melodies, striking percussion and complex drum rhythms are connected deep bass and complemented by soulful sax and scintillating guitar solos. Each one of these gigs is not to be missed so be sure you come check it out

Peter Head // Luke Brennan Band // 19th Century Strongmen
Mar
17
9:00 pm21:00

Peter Head // Luke Brennan Band // 19th Century Strongmen

Come blarney rock out to these Non-Celtic sounds. 'Twill be a veritable three leaf clover of pop and roll to be sure, to be sure. Guaranteed to be nary a green vest in sight.

Luke is just back from touring.
https://lukebrennan.bandcamp.com/

The Strongmen recently killed it at the Old Bar.
https://19thcenturystrongmen.bandcamp.com/

Peter has been singing the news on RRR on Saturdays.
https://peterjosephhead.bandcamp.com/album/peter-joseph-head-lightens-up

Premium Fantasy // Slimbillgates // Still Works
Mar
16
9:00 pm21:00

Premium Fantasy // Slimbillgates // Still Works

These 3 bands play the full spectrum of off pop. From the powerful industrial inspired sounds off Premium Fantasy to the Slop Pop of Slimbillgates topped off with the post punk, phaser laden Still Works. It wont disappoint...

The Flaming Mongrels
Mar
12
4:30 pm16:30

The 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. The flaming Mongrels will be playing two sets from 4:30 Sunday 12th of March.

The Senegambian Jazz Band
Mar
11
9:00 pm21:00

The Senegambian Jazz Band

The Senegambian Jazz Band will be playing week 2 of their 3 week residency this Saturday with an all out extravaganza at the Post Office Hotel. Bringing their Afro jazz sounds from 9 pm onwards make sure you get on down to catch these guys lay it down. Best of all... Its FREE

The group features an internationally renowned lineup that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia and brings a completely unique sound to the Melbourne music scene.

A fusion of kora-led melodies, striking percussion and complex drum rhythms are connected deep bass and complemented by soulful sax and scintillating guitar solos. Each one of these gigs is not to be missed so be sure you come check it out

Tim Coster // Waterfall Person
Mar
9
9:00 pm21:00

Tim Coster // Waterfall Person

Free show :)

Waterfall Person is the solo project of Annabelle and her 20 magic keyboards.

Tim Coster, from Auckland, now currently living in Melbourne, performing textural keyboard music.

About:

The thing i really like about Waterfall Person as well as her hit songs is her wonderful attitude. I can actually SENSE the fun she is having, even if she is feeling embarrassed. I like it when she really goes bananas and does unexpected dance moves. Plus she is really really cute, not in a twee way, but in a ballsy idgaf get out of my way way.
- Caroline Maria Anderson, cousin & fan

Waterfall Person is Annabelle and 1-20 keyboard friends depending on how many she has batteries for or can be bothered carrying to the rock show. she is a really cool sister and friend and I really like her music! have you heard her lyrics? they're about frogs and bread and sunsets, I love it! I've been to every show except two when I was sick so I stayed home and listened to waterfall person instead. ok i didn't really listen to waterfall person, i watched romantic comedies and ate toast in bed. I live with waterfall person and sometimes I hear her rehearsing or recording, it's great! I can give you a hot tip that she has some good songs that haven't been released yet so stay tuned!
- Alana, waterfall person's manager, sister and fan

https://www.facebook.com/waterfallperson
https://waterfallperson.bandcamp.com/

Once about two years ago, it’s funny how time passes so quickly, me and some friends went up to the great barrier reef, my friend was a really good sailor, she had been sailing since she was a kid. Her dad used to be in Navy and taught her to sail so we headed up to the reef, sailed out, the boat slept six. She kept trying to convince us to sail with her to Fiji, she grew up there and would say, ‘it’s only a week to Fiji with good weather’, like this would finally be the news that would make us go, ‘oh yeah let’s go now’.
We spent our days drinking, cooking, drinking, snorkeling; we’d snorkel everyday and have a look down on the huge, beautiful reefs, hundreds of meters long, just us and the boat. I remember so vividly the sound of being submerged snorkeling out there, on the remote reef, with some two meter manta rays and nothing between us and Fiji.
This music reminds me so much of being underwater out there, heavy and alien noises came out of the blueness. It’s the sound of the weight of tons of water above you, just as dense, expansive and endless as the Indo-Pacific. The sounds resonate, echo and have the same dull surges of listening hard under water. This music reminds me of that warped sense of familiarity, of volume when you’re looking up at the surface; the sounds are passive as they are fragile and disorientating.
- by B.C., promo written for "Ocean Liner" tape (Albert's Basement, 2012)

https://timcoster.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/tim-coster-825594153/demo-first-track-for-chants-du-midi-album

Moreland City Soul Revue
Mar
5
4:30 pm16:30

Moreland City Soul Revue

Soul is a word with a multitude of meanings. In the pop-R&B world of today it usually means an intensely dramatic performance by a singer with such feeling that it reaches out and visibly moves the listener. This is true for the Moreland City Soul Revue. Known for their energetic and soulful live performances, this is a band that must be seen to be believed.

Fronted by the former lead singer of Pornland and comprising of musicians from bands like Lior, The Bad Loves, Missy Higgins, Mia Dyson, Lanie Lane, The MCSR is one of the most talented and experienced soul bands around. The MCSR was formed in 2008 and has been performing all over the country at festivals and packed venues. Their take on soul classics from the 60’s/70’s (Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding...) mixed with unlikely soulful versions from the 90’s (Metallic, Peter Andre) and beyond blends to create a show like no other, forming a
completely original sound all of their own.

 

The Senegambian Jazz Band
Mar
4
9:00 pm21:00

The Senegambian Jazz Band

The Senegambian Jazz Band kick off their 3 week residency this Saturday with an all out extravaganza at the Post Office Hotel. Bringing their Afro jazz sounds from 9 pm onwards make sure you get on down to catch these guys lay it down. Best of all... Its FREE

The group features an internationally renowned lineup that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia and brings a completely unique sound to the Melbourne music scene.

A fusion of kora-led melodies, striking percussion and complex drum rhythms are connected deep bass and complemented by soulful sax and scintillating guitar solos. Each one of these gigs is not to be missed so be sure you come check it out

Swamp // Hugh Fuchsen
Mar
3
9:00 pm21:00

Swamp // Hugh Fuchsen

After several months of serious beef and a few near violent encounters, Fuchsen and his Saucemen have challenged Swamp to a good ol' fashioned jam off. Rumours are going round that there could be an 8 piece rendition of AcDc’s Jailbreak and even a drum off. A strong police presence is expected so please take caution getting to and from the event.

Swamp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liTKjJwCThc

Hugh Fuchsen - https://soundcloud.com/hughfuchsen

Tall Shores // Fantis Atlantis
Mar
2
9:00 pm21:00

Tall Shores // Fantis Atlantis

Tall Shores will be playing their first show of the year after recording their forthcoming album and are excited to be joined by Neddwellyns - Fantis Atlantis just before their tour to New Zealand. Free entry and excellent vibes.

Woodland Hunters
Feb
26
4:30 pm16:30

Woodland Hunters

This is The Woodland Hunters’ first appearance at The Post Office. They promise to start easy, given it’s a Sunday afternoon, and work up to some snarly, fuzzed up guitar mayhem later in the piece. Jeff Jenkins (RRR, 774) describes them as ‘ragged glory’. Stephen Walker (Skull Cave) reckons their 2015 EP was ‘the cream of the crop of new releases’.  This is a band that’s been around the block one or two times. You won’t hear songs about love’s first bloom, or the pain of a virgin broken heart. But you will get stories of hard won wisdom, interesting life choices and the struggle to, as one of their tunes declares, ‘rise above it’. The ‘Woodies’ will be playing two sets, including new tunes from their soon to be released debut album - Let’s fall Apart (produced by Shane O’Mara).