THE POST OFFICE HOTEL

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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 

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

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.

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.


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).

Plaster of Paris // Astral Skulls // Overtime
Feb
25
9:00 pm21:00

Plaster of Paris // Astral Skulls // Overtime

Melbourne 3 piece Plaster of Paris have a brand new 7" in their hot little hands, and they want you to be the first to have a chance to buy it. A soft launch of sorts, or a party to celebrate such awesome music being pressed to wax.

Astral Skulls have some new music on the horizon, and want to try some of it out on your ears, alongside some of their favourite singles. They're super happy to play alongside label mates Plaster of Paris for the first time. And they're super excited to share a stage once again with Overtime – bass, drums and guitars played with a perfect mix of mechanical genius / crazy energy that you'll forget you're standing on Earth til it's all over.

Happening at the The Post Office Hotel in Coburg, Saturday February 25 from 8pm, at no cost to you.

An event, quite frankly, that is not to be missed.

Closet Straights // Ladie Dee
Feb
24
9:00 pm21:00

Closet Straights // Ladie Dee

Alex Lashlie from Closet Straights will be supplying some fresh off the mill songs on this ca$h-ual Friday eve at The Post Office Hotel alongside the mythical Ladie Dee.

Ladie Dee is Katie Scott from Melbourne band Howl at the Moon. In solo format she brings HATM songs stripped back to the bones from which they grew as well as tunes from the deep, dusty suitcase of her back catalogue, delivered with trademark darkness and honesty. She'll be joined on the night by Matt Storey, guitarist from Howl at the Moon.

Kick the weekend off with a bong.

Rolling Mass // Thhomas
Feb
23
9:00 pm21:00

Rolling Mass // Thhomas

FREE SHOW

9PM START

ROLLING MASS
Max Kohanim (Max Crumbs) + Fia Fiell combining synth shredding and sample mashing to make a weird mix of dance music and beats, falling somewhere in and outside of house, acid techno, noisier genres and cheesier genres. Debut 12" coming soon.
https://soundcloud.com/rolling-mass

THHOMAS
Minimal, subtle beats with influences spanning boogie, funk, 2-step and weirder shit. Also known for his guitar work in 30/70. Has put out 2 brilliant releases on Moontown Records worth spending time with:
https://moontown.bandcamp.com/album/thhomas
https://moontown.bandcamp.com/album/clams-7
https://soundcloud.com/thhomas

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds
Feb
19
4:30 pm16:30

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds

Bringing some new tunes from their forthcoming album to the Post Office, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds play their first show of 2017.

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend vintage Americana with widescreen, dark country. Culminating in a kitchen in Fitzroy North, The Mean Reds are based in Melbourne and consist of Brooke Russell on voice and guitar, Grant Taylor on lead guitar, Ben Franz on pedal steel, Luke Richardson on double bass and Roger Bergodaz on drums.

Drawing influence from alt country, jazz and folk styles, the band are also inspired by the songs of Ryan Adams, Joe Henry, Sharon Van Etten, Gillian Welch, Tom Waits and Neko Case. Their debut album, Poor Virginia was released in August 2013, and listed in Basement Discs Top 10 Australian Albums of The Year and Unpaved's 50 Best Albums of 2013. After showcasing at the 2014 Americana Festival in Nashville, the band released a single, Never’s Gonna Take Too Long in April 2015 and an EP of the same name in December 2015. Brooke recently received a Creative Victoria grant to return to Nashville in March 2016 and has been writing with artists such as Andrew Combs, Mick Thomas, Jim Lawrie and Clare Reynolds. She also performs regularly as a backing vocalist, is musical director of the Melbourne based choir, If You See Her, Say Hello and recently curated the Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings project for The Aviary Sessions. Brooke also won the Darebin Music Feast Songwriters Award for 2016 with Never's Gonna Take Too Long and the band are currently working on a new record.

Dear Plastic // Howl At The Moon
Feb
17
9:00 pm21:00

Dear Plastic // Howl At The Moon

Dear Plastic & Howl at the Moon play the Post Office Hotel FRIDAY FEB 17th
Dear Plastic are back after not releasing their EP that they were meant to have released last year - they're now kicking back in to gear with new tunes and new fresh faces. Howl at the Moon have been busy playing tunes from their stunning awesome new album "A SLAVE TO THE GHOST".

This is a few days after valentines day, so if things went pear shaped you'll probably want a night of music that will give you another kick in the guts - this night is for you.

FREE ENTRY and awesome food.

*Ideal Tinder date*

Moonee Valley Drifters
Feb
12
4:30 pm16:30

Moonee Valley Drifters

The high flying sounds of the Moonee Valley Drifters will come to the Post Office this Sunday as Tom and the boys bring their wonderful country tunes to the POH front bar. Playing 2 sets from 4:30 its sure to be a ripper afternoon.

 

Jeffers Limit // Jules Sheldon
Feb
11
9:00 pm21:00

Jeffers Limit // Jules Sheldon

Jeffers Limit combine elements of psychedelia, post-rock, and shoegaze to produce a sound that is uniquely ever-changing and unveiling within itself. Their songs are heavily guitar driven, laced with dreamy altered synths, reasoned by a solid back boned rhythm section, and shrouded by lush harmonies.
 

Joining them for a special show at The Post Office Hotel, Coburg on Feb 11th is singer/songwriter Jules Sheldon who will be performing his songs stripped back and solo on electric guitar from his synth heavy upcoming third solo album entitled 'Bloodshed & Serenity'. 

Entry is free and it all kicks off at 9pm. 

 

 

No Sister // Raider
Feb
10
9:00 pm21:00

No Sister // Raider

No Sister and RAIDER play an intimate show at the Post Office Hotel on Friday 10 February.

 

RAIDER is a band from Melbourne who will be playing their first ever show.

No Sister is a post-punk band from Melbourne and will be releasing their sophomore release in 2017.

no sister.jpg
AFFIA Band
Feb
9
9:00 pm21:00

AFFIA Band

Colourful six-piece African fusion outfit, The AFFIA Band, is world-renowned Gambian singer/songwriter Yusupha Ngum’s newest creative undertaking.

Born into the traditional griot (culture-sharing) lineage of Senegambia, Yusupha’s artistic expertise is embedded in the wisdom of ceremony and storytelling, for the passage of rites, human strength and community connection.

Through The AFFIA Band, Yusupha builds upon the celebrated work of his late father, famed Mbalax singer Musa Afia Ngum, to deliver messages of peace, hope and unity through sweet, mesmerising song.

Yusupha’s expressive style is a powerful musical force, with lyrics that are both heartfelt and historical. Through the development of a unique contemporary style, Yusupha Ngum and the AFFIA Band captivate audiences with soulful stories of peoples and places worldwide.

The band also features Ethiopian saxophonist Solomon Sisay, Stephen Khlentzos on keyboard, Hiroko Finn Hoshino on double bass and Felix Billing Kleinman on drums.

Buttered Loaf
Feb
5
4:30 pm16:30

Buttered Loaf

Back by very popular demand we have the funk hi-life fusion outfit Buttered Loaf playing this Sunday. As always their mind bending solos, heavy grooves and general goodtimes keep the audience enthralled and the party going all arvo long.

DJ Spice Lord
Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

DJ Spice Lord

Back behind the decks again - DJ Spice will hone his blend of gabba, synth wave, Turkish folk and more for full fusion enjoyment.

Splinterheads // Wild Medows // Summer Blood
Feb
3
9:00 pm21:00

Splinterheads // Wild Medows // Summer Blood

Join us on yet another free show at the Post Office Hotel full of loud guitars, sweeping melodies, catchy chorusses and beer-drinking rhythms. Opening tonight's show is trio SPLINTERHEAD. 90's inspired indierock with a dash of punk, and a hint of grunge. FFO Dinosaur Jr, Pavement and Nada Surf. 
Co-headliners tonight are SUMMER BLOOD. With their late 2016 release COMET in their pockets this will be their first show of 2017. Think a modern take of American punk rock bands like The Replacements and Husker Du with some zesty Australian sauce on the side.  WILD MEADOWS will be wow-ing you with their ensemble of dreamy shoegaze tracks. FFO Swervedriver, Ride and Slowdive. Partly rooted in Britain and going at it for a while. It will be a mesmerising show.