Keeping you cosy this Thursday night at The Post Office hotel is a darkwave dream lineup. Featuring V, Embedded Figures and Activities of Daily Living.
Cat Heaven's Living Room captures the magical gloom of domestic experience through their energetic post punk, flipping between calm and despair like a faulty light switch.
+ Hearts and Rockets - FKA Heat Wave:
The Post Office
This event and its organisers would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the Wurundjeri nation - this is, was and always will be Aboriginal land.
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 8th birthday is
Felicity Cripps Band
The first act will kick off at 5 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 and good times are plenty.
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.
In the ultra-competitive space of gastronomy enhanced experimental music showcases, one gastro pub stands alone - the Post Office Hotel. Come down Thursday May 3 and enjoy an ox tail and sweet potato mash to the ear splitting psychodelia of industrial smut peddlers Concentration and the deep lysergic psych of brand new outfit Avalon Beach in their debut performance.
Hot off the presses and FREE. Not to be missed.
Slow burn ceremonial tunes where no-wave meets deep psych
On Friday 4th of May head down to The Post Office Hotel in Coburg to see two great Melbourne bands.
Dead End exploded on to the Melbourne punk scene in 2016 - playing over 30 shows and releasing 4 EPs of their unique, fast paced 'intellipunk'. This year they are gigging again and back in the studio working on new material - hoping to have a release out by the end the year.
Yukumbabe having been showcasing their sickly-sweet bewitching art rock also since 2016 - releasing their debut EP early last year. Look forward to a night of infectious melodies haunting lyrics and artistic arrangements. As it is Star Wars day, you may want to bring your best lightsaber and Jedi robe!
Agus Batara Quartet is a new rising instrumental jazz band formed in 2017 with their debut performance at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival. Agus Batara (keys/ band leader) draws his unique compositions from a mixed influence of jazz traditions, modern funk and wider ‘world’ music inspired by idols like Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen(b), Tigran Hamasyah, EST and more.
Line Matter is a four-piece original jazz band playing dynamic, driving and melodic music. Influenced by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Miles Davis and others the quartet creates a unique blend of jazz/ fusion music. Line Matter will be performing with local pianist legend; Ade Ishs revisiting their collaboration at the 2017 Halls Gap Jazz Festival bringing a mixture of Line Matter originals, Ade Ishs originals and Pat Metheny covers.
Embedded Figures is a solo synth-pop project from Amber Skye of Strange Harvest. Dance driven future pop that perhaps belongs in a Berlin nightclub circa 2040, Embedded Figures paved a venomous, dark disco path in the NZ electronic underground before relocating to St Kilda in 2017.
In infinite deferral of the band name to come, Mystery Guest are a Melbourne based duo focusing on hard, weird electronic pop, performing live dub versions of pre-recorded bangers.
The organisers of this event acknowledge that it takes place on stolen Wurrundjeri land. They pay their respects to elders past, present and future and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be: Aboriginal Land.
Hollywood Real Thoughts and Camalan take over the Post Office Hotel for a night of ambience and electronica.
Synth wizard. Get ready for some seriously intense moogy rhythms as they pulse around glimmering pads and samples. Epic
10PM Hollywood Real Thoughts
Hollywood real thoughts blur dreamy shoegaze riffs around subby trip hop beats, a must see combo
Ben Salter returns to the Post Office Hotel in Coburg for two sets on Sunday the 22nd of April 2018. He'll be performing songs from all three of his studio albums, as well as some choice picks from his work with The Gin Club and The Wilson Pickers. Salter is a twenty year veteran of the Australian music industry and has collaborated with artists such as Mick Thomas, Gareth Liddiard, Tim Rogers, Bernard Fanning and many more. He's off to Europe for six months in July, so people of the north - don't miss out!
Moon Rooney are playing they're FIRST headline show ever EVER.
It's gonna be a good one and we're all excited.
w/ special support from
Jordan Oakley Band - we asked Jordan for a bio and all he gave us was ‘I love Moon Rooney and the Postie and Coburg and my lovely band.
DID - sweet lil honey who likes to eat sandwiches and make you cry. You won't wanna miss her.
It's FREE so you've no excuse not to be there, unless of course you do have an excuse....
Andrew Cowie of Angel Eyes (Bedroom Suck, Not Not Fun) returns for a rare performance as Match Fixer (Nice Music, Altered States Tapes). His frantic tempos affectingly mimic the relentlessness of time passing in the modern age, unforgiving and mechanically moving forward despite the emotional distraction emanating from its core. Impossibly forlorn synth pads routinely stretch and warble into an oppressively thick smog and drain away from the cusp of overload when it's almost too much hurt to handle. The performance supports his recently released full length debut, ‘Rubble’.
Correct Line is an alias of Joshua Wells (Nerve / Hemlock Ladder / Priors). Correct Line has upcoming releases on Australian imprints Nice Music & Vienna Press, exploring downer power electronics and variations on techno and beyond.
The Hornets are back at The Post office, crowd favourites The Hornets will once again, lift the roof off the PO Sunday April 15 at 4.30pm. If you need reminding who The Hornets are, here are a few hints…
The Hornets are steeped in the blues, they rise out of the Yarra Valley delta meeting at the mythical crossroads where Chicago grit has blown in. This is an earthy blues band with a pedigree of outstanding musicians…"Warwick McFadyen The Age
The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected blues and roots musicians. They have released six CDs , to rave reviews and have gained a regular following of devoted fans as a result of many live performances. Consequently, The Age named The Hornets “The best blues band in Melbourne”, and the Herald Sun said the band “demanded attention”.
Singer song-writer Craig Horne together with ARIA Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the Black Sorrows and Vika and Linda are joined by Yuri Pavlinov from the Bamboos on bass and just back from his Australia-wide tour supporting Robbie Williams, as well as Chris Tabone (Bad Loves, Junes) drums and multi award winning keyboard player Bruce Haymes who has played with everyone from Paul Kelly, to Archie Roach, Renee Geyer, Vika and Linda and all points between...
DRMNGNOW is Neil Morris, Yorta yorta song carrier sound breather
Story giver sovereign spirit. Through collages of sound and word continuing reverberations of ancientness into the now. Will be sharing a set of his mixture of Indigenous song,spoken word, hip hop and experimental sounds including recent single "Australia Does Not Exist " .
Amazing supports for this event as follows:
KALYANI , one half of the mesmerising Willow Beats.
Naarm based yidaki player
This event will take place on the stolen lands of Kulin nations people. Their sovreignty has never been ceded and they continue to be subject to ongoing genocidal practice and policy to this very day. We acknowledge this and their ongoing connection to land culture ancestors and creator spirits.
Horse Pills is the newest solo incarnation from GNC artist Jonnine Nokes. Obsessing over noise and rhythm. Taking uncomfortable cues from SND, HIRS, Coil and The Goslings.
Hextape is the classically trained hardstyle soundtrack to you leaving your boyfriend in a 90s sportscar full of synthesizers. Anything below 150BPM goes to the shredder. It is the solo project of Bridget Chappell.
Visuals by Patrick Hase. Patrick is a media artist who specializes in VR, sound design and installations. His work explores the uncanny and embodiment in virtual spaces, with a focus on creating immersive and visceral experiences.
Melbourne singer/songwriter Dan Lethbridge teams up with renowned guitarist Shane O'Mara for a duo performance at the PO Hotel. Lethbridge has released three albums - the most recent being the genre-bending Inner Western, produced by O'Mara. The Posty has become has become a regular haunt for Dan and Shane with the duo returning here 'once every season'. Come and catch them for their Fall edition.
Hi-res, bare bones hardware techno from Melbourne-based synthesis explorer Nina Buchanan. Buchanan has arrived at a precision nexus of brutalist techno and a truly uplifting style of ecstatic melodic synth riffage.
Soft drum sounds, synth cloud tunnelling. Underwater sequences. All technical matters by Brisbane angel D.Black
Dianas are releasing a video for their song Leave Love & celebrating with a free rock show 💘
HEXDEBT angels are joining them 💘
The Post Office Hotel March 29
⚡FREE ENTRY ⚡
This show will be on stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. We would like to pay our respects to elders past and present. Sovereignty has never been ceded
After the success of their 2017 critically acclaimed debut album Vacancy (album of the week for both 3RRRFM and PBSFM on its release), Broads are heading back into the studio to record their follow up album with the support of Creative Victoria. Before they do, Broads are bringing the full band to the Post Office Hotel to bust out their bangers, share their new songs and whet our appetites for what is to come.
With the bewitching Brendan Welch in support, this gig is not to be missed.
Floaty, fuzzy and fresh off the press’, Zockapilli is a four-piece, alternative rock band hailing from the inner suburbs of Melbourne. Formed in February 2017, band members Josh Parnell, Sandy Guerra, Roy Girvan, and Gene Du Vergier.
The Grogans: http://bit.ly/2GuRKSa
By now you might have seen Music Yared playing to a packed and heaving crowd at Bar Oussou in Brunswick or Jambo in Footscray, and soon they'll be lighting up the front bar of The Post Office Hotel with some relaxed and fun Ethiojazz.
Music Yared features Haftu Reda, originally from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, and Anbessa Gebrehiwot from Ethiopia and Eritrea. They sing and play the traditional instruments krar (5-string lyre) and masinko (single string violin). Joining them are Melbourne multi-instrumentalists Evelyn Morris on Drumkit and Dale Gorfinkel on percussion, bass sounds and balafon (xylophone).
Since performing as a trio at Hobart’s Mona Foma Festival in 2016, the band has welcomed the addition of Anbessa, a musician with a powerful voice and breadth of experience. With a focus on Haftu and Anbessa’s East African cultural heritage, Music Yared also embraces new sonic territories with a beautiful modesty, camaraderie and a deep groove.
Bouncing back from playing the Wall to Wall Festival 2018 in northeast vic, mac's peak are playing with their faves slow job at everyone's local, the PO hotel.
Gonna be a ripper. Sunday afternoon shows are the best, you can have a beer, eat some dinner, hear a show and still be ready all bright and sparky for capitalists' work in the morning. That shit cray.
free show for everyone.
slow job: https://www.facebook.com/slowjobisaband/
mac's peak: https://soundcloud.com/macs-peake
JUNIOR FICTION return to their favourite drinking hole/music zone with a couple of tip top acts in support: ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH and SLIMER. It's close to your house and it's FREE.
You know the drill. Come to the pub. Listen to the music. Drink the alcohol. Walk home with a deep sense of satisfaction.
Vintage Crop launch their latest single at The Post Office with Gonzo and The Blinds. FREE!
Celebrating the release of "Gerald Part 2", the first track taken from upcoming album "New Age".
New Age is out April 6 through Anti Fade Records and Weather Vane Records.
Vintage Crop is four early-twenties men from Geelong, a group of people who spent their adolescence playing sport, listening to triple J and shunning the local scene. Now they’ve smartened up, changed the channel and stopped exercising. The band released their first tape in 2017 and have returned less than a year later with their first full-length album.
Gonzo are Geelong's cleanest and strongest boys on offer, fresh from ripping through sets all over the country with The Living Eyes. They're still riding the wave from their first album, Gonzo by Gonzo, which has seen them score shows with The Murlocs & Ausmuteants as well as a spot at Gizzfest.
The Blinds released their (sold out) first tape in 2017 through Hobbies Galore, featuring some of the best pop and rock songs coming out of Melbourne right now. They've been laying low lately so be there early to see them!
Zourouna is a highly sought, Melbourne-based band specializing in Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean music. Their repertoire is uniquely entertaining with traditional and modern tunes from Turkey, Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Syria to name a few. Zourouna likes to take its listeners on a cultural journey with non-existent borders.
Nice Music presents
after dinner, free entry
The irrepressible Lehmann B Smith tears through two sets at the Post Office Hotel, one solo and the other with full rock-rolling band combo. Featuring experimental oddball folk and garage doo-wop rock selections from the last ten years of the LBS songbook, including tracks from the band's upcoming release thru Bedroom Suck Records.
The CoreTet is probably the most eclectic rhythmic section in town supported by an ever-changing roster of local MCs and vocalists. Deeply rooted in the Funk, Soul and R&B sounds, the CoreTet delivers a powerful, groove-induced set that will get you up dancing. As the house band for the Foreign Brothers' Momentum parties since mid-2015, the CoreTet has also performed at Strawberry Fields Festival, Melbourne Music Week, the Stonnington Jazz Festival and in countless venues around town. So get down to the Post Office and be ready for the CoreTet experience!
The New Savages play Melbourne Hill Country Blues. A very original mix between the deep delta blues sounds of Mississippi, the raw sexuality of The Doors and the storytelling of Johnny Cash.
Come and catch their only Melbourne show left for the next few months as they tour around the country for their new single "Brother, I Am Your Keeper" - A tune based on the Old Testament story of Cain and Abel. An ancient morality story with a rocking blues backbeat.
One of the hardest working and original bands in Australia, make sure you come down to catch them play a free show at The Post Office Hotel, in Coburg, from 9pm. For more information check out www.thenewsavages.com
Compound is the solo project of Per Bystrom (Exhaustion, Ooga Boogas). Bystrom has constructed a purely synthetic vocabulary for this new project - plaintive swathes of sines and gravelled synth tones ululate in and out of haunted futurist rhythms.
John is the new solo project from Tim Slattery (Big Yawn). Combining a free jazz improvisational background with his exploratory sampling practice and an ear for heavy synth stabs, this new project takes lots of risks yet always delivers in spades.
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