Alárìíyá is best known for their high energy party vibes, delivering a sweet blend of afro-jazz funk rhythms - previously described by TheMusic as “steaming hot...to have you elevated to the height of happiness”
Founded in 2014 by Nigerian trumpeter and composer, Olugbade Okunade, who began his career in the Internationally acclaimed, Egypt 80. Alárìíyá delivers original compositions in English and Yorùbá captivating audiences and creating positive vibes at every show. Get your dancing shoes on and let Alárìíyá awaken your spirit with blazing horns, driving rhythms, punchy lyrics. This is Afrobeat at its finest!
On August 18th Genuine Fake is launching their 2nd EP 'Automaton' with the help of their good friends Dayzed. Formed in late 2017 - Genuine Fake started off as a 3 piece of mates Thomas Forward (Dead End), Josh Prendergast and Stuart Ferguson (Dayzed). They quickly put out their debut EP 'Metamorphosis' which can be heard on Bandcamp and all major streaming services. Recently they have been joined by Remy Bergner (Plaus) on Keys, Darcy Smart (Tram Cops) on drums and Charlotte Freeman on keys. You can hear the first single off the upcoming EP 'Within Yourself' on Bandcamp. Dayzed is the brainchild of Josh 'Jozza' Prendergast (who is also in Genuine Fake, yes). Dream Pop at it's absolute best - their most recently released EP 'Haze' is a must listen - and can be heard on Bandcamp and Spotify.
Werewolves of Melbourne take to the stage at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg for the first time on Sunday August 19th.
The band will play 2 sets of the best original music you'll hear north of the river. The contemporary 4 piece group have released their debut album titled 'Crossing The River' in April 2018 and are looking on a huge finish to the year with a run of festivals & shows along the east coast to showcase the album. Head to www.werewolvesofmelbourne.com for more info & to purchase a copy of the new album. Awoooooooooooo
Come and join Cyanide Thornton and Abi & Cam for a couple of sets of music on a Thursday eve at the Post Office.
Sovereignty has never been ceded. This event occurs on land stolen from it's traditional custodians, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We want to pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
This venue is Wheelchair accessible.
(Poster art by Vishnu Hazell.)
Rock'n'dream pop band HACHIKU and alternative folk-pop band ON DIAMOND are playing a FREE SHOW at the Post Office Hotel, Coburg!!
Come along and pay exactly $0 entry for an evening of LOTS OF GREAT FUN and LOTS OF GREAT MUSIC and LOTS OF CHEAP DRINKS. + this is the only Melbourne show Hachiku currently have planned for the rest of 2018, don't miss it!!
On Diamond: https://lisasalvo.bandcamp.com/
Sime Nugent & The Capes features Sime's songs, disarming voice and agricultural guitar playing along side members of The Drones, Tex Perkins band, You Am I, Man in Black and Mick Thomas band.
Sime has toured nationally and internationally throughout Australia, Europe and America and released more than a dozen albums with a range of bands in his 20 year career.
Sime’s work under his own name; with indie folk duo Sweet Jean and three time ARIA nominated band The Wilson Pickers has received both critical and popular acclaim.
Acoustic, electric, baritone and pedal steel guitars along side Hammond Organ, piano, keyboards, harmonica, bass, drums and harmony singing at the Post Office Hotel on Sunday Arvo August 26.
Kasumuen Records proudly presents: New Rock Syndicate.
New Rock Syndicate is the psych-rock vehicle for legendary Japanese underground guitarist/songwriter, Kawaguchi Masami
Masami has been a member of some of the greatest Japanese psych bands of the last two decades - Miminokoto (with Acid Mothers Temple Official alumni), Los Doroncos (with Doronco of Les Rallizes Dénudés), Aihiyo (with Keiji Haino), LSD March (LSD Pond feat Bardo Pond).
To coincide with the Australian release of their new album 'Now', and a special tour 7", Masami Kawaguchi presents New Rock Syndicate in Melbourne at The Post Office Hotel, Coburg on Thursday 30th August. For this show, Masami will be joined by a rhythm section made up of members of Rocket Science and Fraudband
Check out videos and streams for these releases here - http://www.kasumuen.com.au/releases/new-rock-syndicate-australian-only-limited-edition-7-and-now-cd/
Special guests for this show are Eat-Man, spreading their bubblegum punk tunes!
This is a free event courtesy of The Post Office Hotel, come and thank them in person and have your socks rocked off by two top rock bands!
Set to a thick layering of lush R&B vocal harmonies and jazzy rhythm guitar, Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance. Featuring Maddie Stephenson on kit, Christy Wositzki-Jones on keys, Asha Trips on bass, a lush BVs section and special guests!
Arbes continue to test and trial new material that have been in the works across the expanse of this year, last year; seasons in & out. Joining them comes the earthly beauty of alt-jazz quartet Hoi Palloi. Bask in the first night of spring with them at Coburg’s very own Post Office Hotel
Melbourne’s own Spoonful return to the Post Office Hotel for a special Fathers Day show on Sunday, September 2nd. With their sound wholeheartedly embracing rhythm and blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll Spoonful, featuring; brothers Andre and Kit Warhurst on guitar/vocals and drums/vocals respectively, David Lord on Keys/Vocals/Harp and Paul Winstanley on Bass, mine their wealth of collective experience to create something that is uniquely their own and much loved by their legion of fans.
With Spoonful serving as something of a musical "home base" amid their various individual musical travels, it is remarkable that these guys have had such longevity.
Their reputation as a live band means that punters always expect a highly charged performance and they always get it!
Velvet Bloom is a Melbourne based music project - foundered by Maddy Herbert. Maddy is a story teller who uses her jazz/ balled style vocals and soul/pop sound to bring her emotive lyrics to life.
Currently Maddy performs solo & with her live band; 'The Vito Collective'.
The band has five members including, Anthony Rennick (bassist), Nic Morton (drummer),
Alex Marko (lead guitarist), Noah Hunter-Dorsey (keys/ backing vocalist) and Shani Turner (backing vocalist).
Velvet Bloom will be touring the East coast of Australia (solo) from Mid to Late July - playing shows as well as busking.
Join Velvet Bloom And the Vito Collective as they play their coming home show (with the full live band) at ‘The Post Office Hotel’. Maddy defines their style as ambient/ jazz, soul fusion - with influences like Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones and Thirty Seventy - Velvet Bloom is bound to keep you captivated.
BITCHSLAP ARE BACK!
"Heavy, crunchy, loud, fuzzed out guitar, big bass and drums, and brash eat-shit-and-die lyrics"
"L7 beating the Sex Pistols half to death with a steel metal fist. A harsh mass of grunged-up emotion and vibrant punk punch"
Formed in 2001 in the infamous seedy backroom of Sydney's Imperial Hotel, It's been 10yrs since Jess Coram (Mis-Made) Liz Thomas (Ouch My Face) and Scott Bradbury (Smitty & B. Goode, Silo) have played live together - so it's time for a reunion show!
Come on down to The Post Office Hotel on 11th August to catch them playing all the hits and more! They'll be joined on the night by long-time friends in grunge, Valenttine. Lovely times guaranteed!
Enough of the winter blues, it's time to shake off that cold with a night of killer surf tunes! We can all huddle around the stage and use each others body heat to pretend it's summer and you're really watching The Wraylettes and Hot Wings AT THE BEACH. Oh remember the sun? So do we! Let's join forces and use our imaginations whilst these two bands provide an excellent surf-rock soundtrack to really take you there.
Hot Wings will be busting out new tunes from their long awaited album number 2, whilst The Wraylettes do what they do amazingly well - cover the shizzzz out of Link Wray!
After decades on the Australian music stage Brod has a long list of credits to his name. He is considered to be a legend by his legion of fans, a consummate performer by many of his contemporaries and an elder statesman by the new guard of fellow musicians.
He will be preforming at the Post Office Hotel on 5th of July. Starts at 4:30pm so get down early for a cheeky couple with one of Australia's best song writers.
After playing a few shows around town recently and they're successful sold out "LuLu" single launch gig at Bar Open Mantell are returning to the stage to play The Post Office Hotel Saturday August 4th. They will be previewing songs taken off their debut ep set to be released in September, as well as playing some new ones. Joining them will be long time friend and mix engineer of two of the songs off the ep Pat Devlin who will be bringing his lush acoustic ambience to the stage for a night full of great music and good company. It's free entry so come along for a few drinks and some good tunes.
Two years since his last album, Melbourne singer/songwriter Jules Sheldon has well and truly reinvented himself with his third album ‘Bloodshed & Serenity’.
A huge stylistic departure from the folk pop of 2010’s Spencer P. Jones produced self-titled debut album, and 2015’s ‘Football, Trams, Parties, & Other Extended Highlights’, Sheldon embraces synths and drum machines to make a lush and atmospheric post-punk soundscape to back his lyrical vision.
Recorded and co-produced by Ed Lloyd (Jeffers Limit), and mixed and mastered by Snowy (Ocean Party, Jade Imagine), ‘Bloodshed & Serenity’ is as much an album for the dance floor, as it is for the contemplative moments.
Throughout June and July he’ll be taking it on the road around Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania.
See him play his hometown show in Melbourne at the Post office Hotel on Friday August 3rd with Lou Davies. Entry is free and doors open at 8pm.
One weekend in Feb 2018, Shards camped out in a Belgrave bungalow to record their third album. It's called Phase Three and it's a slacker-gaze opus (that clocks in at under half an hour because recording is a finicky business and Shards all have adult problems these days). They've been so energised by this new music that they're playing a few special shows to celebrate. The very most special of the shows will be held at the Post Office Hotel on August 2nd. It's extra special because it coincides with Sam's birthday. Warming things up will be local dreampop legend Wintercoats. BYO Nippys.
Local acid-rockers Buried Feather are playing a run of shows through July to preview songs from the forthcoming album Cloudberry Dreamshakeout later this year.
Last year’s Mind of the Swarm LP earned the band a bunch of new fans in Australia and internationally with Jus Oborn (Electric Wizard) declaring the album one of the best releases of 2017. Following the long-awaited vinyl reissue of their debut album and a recently announced tour of Europe, Buried Feather can’t wait to test out their new material live.
Buried Feather will play the Post Office Hotel in Coburg with fuzz rockers Phlo on Friday 27th July. Free entry!
A night of experimental, ambient and electronic noise from three distinctive local musicians.
mara will be providing her ambient pop songs that blend viola, reverb-washed vocals, lo-fi guitars and lush electronics.
R Hunter creates dense DSP based soundscapes, forming music that is at a cross-section of 21st century musique concrète and deconstructed club music.
Bluetung performs ambient techno that combines field recordings of the natural world, gentle analog synthesizers and nostalgic psychedelia.
Rua [`hua], is a Brazilian project comprised of Melbourne-Based Latin American, European and Australian musos. Rua belts out a down to earth mix of Brazilian styles, including - Samba, Bossa, Samba-Funk and Maracatu. The result is a blend of buoyant samba rhythms with the contemporary groove and bop of funk, that will undoubtedly get you dancing.
Rua is comprised of 5 musicians: Alcides Neto (Brazil) on guitar and vocals, Nico Delgado (Colombia) on electric-bass, Carlos Meza (Colombia) on drums, Sam Osbourne (Australia) on percussion and Ed Farrar (England) on trumpet.
'Rua' (street - in Portuguese) as a concept, can be understood as a common space, where everyone is free to come and go, a place to mingle, to express, to exchange ideas and debate, it is a democratic space and should remain that way. This a concept that the band aims to cultivate, a true form of socialising, where good vibes and dancing are intertwined with meaningful discussion of the things that matter.
Hello friends! Do you enjoy dinner and a show? Me too!
July 21 Summer Flake are presenting a very special night of new and old songs through a skewed lens with a very special lineup of yours truly Steph Crase, Sarah Mary Chadwick and Geoffrey O'Connor.
We're joined by Bloody Hell ft your old pal Michael "Debtfest" McClelland of Centre Negative, Joel Robertson of Men With Chips, and many many more band members of great note. Bloody great! Great stuff.
It is free entry and will be a wild and untested night at the Post Office Hotel, Sydney Road, Coburg!
It's the middle of winter so let's all go to a nice warm pub and jump around to rock music! Face Face are a Melbourne three piece channeling 90s nostalgia. After the release of their debut album last year, the trio have shared the stage with a handful of big names like Househats, The Hard Aches, Slowly Slowly and Painters and Dockers. After a bunch of shows, Lauren, Luke and Tino have taken some time off to work on new songs. Come check out the new additions to the set amongst the old favourites. Joining them will be local feel good band Yes Yes Whatever. Known for their fusing of punk, blues and garage rock, the guys have supported the likes of RAT!Hammock, Househats and BATZ across some sick Melbourne venues. Come on down for a dance and a beer.
Dan Lethbridge and Shane O'Mara return to the Post Office Hotel and this time they are bringing the full band. Joined by Ben Weisner on drums and Dave Evans and bass, this will be a show in full electric colour. 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 Winter edition.
Long time friends Shiny Coin and Oh Deanna bring their bright and heartfelt pop songs to the The Post Office Hotel on Saturday the 14th of July. It's going to be a lovely time. You can sit down, have a meal and watch some bands. What more could you ask for?
Entry is Free!
As proud sponsors of the national postal service Karate Boogaloo are for one night only presenting a very special musical evening, 'Australia Post by Karate Boogaloo'.
Showcasing 2 thematically driven sets the night will be perfect for those who already have a love for mail and it's delivery and those wishing to learn more. Songs featured include:
'No I Didn't Buy Tracking'
'I Don't Know If I Purchased Signature On Delivery'
'Well I Thought I Wrote The Address Pretty Clearly'
'Do You Know When It Might Arrive?'
'A Stamp Is How Much?'
Foot stompers for sure.
Entry is free, drinks are cheap, food top-shelf and service impeccable at The Post Office Hotel on the 13th of July.
A little more about the band:
Featuring members of The Cactus Channel, Mount Den, Brenda, Jnbo, Leisure Centre, Frida and Laneous, plus many more, Karate Boogaloo came together during a time of great change, with their number one goal being to learn how to play other peoples music. Karate Boogaloo did so for years, however during the past three their path has diverged and instead they have now fallen into the trap of writing their own music. Music for the depths of the night and heights of the day with no compromise for the dreariest of occasions. With Australia’s first James Brown Christmas Funk Tribute 45 under their belts Karate Boogaloo have been tearing up dance floors and subsequently all the pages from all the rule books. With the possibility of an immense tour of the Southern Hemisphere in the works Karate Boogaloo are ready, steady, going to take to the world stage before you can even whisper the ode “Karate Boogaloo”. Make no mistake, this is a band with the world under their fingertips. What more could you want? Probably not much.
Fan Palm is a project by Edmund Mantelli. The four-piece indie/alternative rock band consists of some of Melbourne's finest up and coming musicians including the talented Miro Lauritz on keys; jazz-trained drummer Albert Rolfe; and Bass player of band 'IV League' , Etienne Mantelli.
Fan Palm's tunes express a mix of some classic indie boppers, some jazzy dances and some feel-good songs you'll catch yourself tapping your foot to. Fan Palm is a very enjoyable band to see and is not worth missing.
After releasing a 5 track EP last year (able to be bought from Edmund at the show), Fan Palm is kicking back into gear with many new releases in the works, including a 12 track album to be produced soon.
Joined by the amazing Grand Pine at the Post Office Hotel, this show is one not worth missing.
Joe Sewer is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, carving out rugged guitar-driven lo-fi pop, born in the garage but aiming for the skies. It's sentimental but not winsome, engaging in simple themes in a complex manner - or perhaps vice versa. Launching the new single Quarter Life Crisis out on Sunset Pig Records at the Post Office Hotel on July 7th.
Solid Effort are a five-piece band who have been performing live together since 2014. In this time they have gained a significant cult following in their home cities of Sydney & Wollongong. Their latest EP ‘Echo Chambers Of The Inner West’ sees them exploring a wider terrain than on previous releases, featuring the aggression and abrasiveness common to punk music with a keen sense of melody, jarring structures and abstract lyricism. Their new EP was released digitally on May 16 and throughout July/August the band will launching the cassette release with an east coast tour. They will be joined by Body Maintenance, a Melbourne band who play a downbeat, synth & drum machine-based sort of new wave.
EXECUTIVE ZONE (NZ)
Executive Zone is a tight-knit family of content creators hoping to #break the innovation industries of Australia. Our core philosophy is put into practice through the communication and promotion of like-minded, 'outside-the-box' ideas. Through the use of social media activism and radical self-love we hope to bring our message of personal empowerment and personal self-determination of the individual to all of our targeted wealth demographic.
After the release of a couple of singles, Executive Zone are taking their first voyage across the Tasman in July 2018, playing in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane. Supporting us are the likes of Orlando Furious, Bloody Hell, Den, Orion, LA Suffocated and Kitchen’s Floor.
Our personal revolution will NOT be Instagram live-streamed, so don’t miss out on the shows.
Centre Negative. An ever changing cast of riff fiends led by Sir Michael Mcclelland. Ideas come in and out of the set/song/moment long enough for one to declare "GENIUS!" . All the time acknowledging that melody is Queen of the colonial subject. A little too well re-searched and hungry for ideas for a conventional pop song, Centre Negative gives you hundreds of chances to enjoy yourself. It's time to kill existential arrogance. These are well crafted modern pop songs, chockablock with ideas and the pleasantries of punk noise." - Al Montfort, UV Race, Total Control
Come down to the famous Post Office Hotel for some Sunday arvo front bar music from Melbourne roots legend, Andy Baylor with his Banksia Band
The Banksia Band is the culmination of renowned Melbourne musician Andy Baylor’s work over his long career and features:-Denis Close on percussion, Sharkey Ramos on percussion, Jenny Thomas(Bush Gothic) on violin and viola, Jason Bunn (Australian Ballet)on violin and Kain Borlaise on bass. Andy and The Banksia Band offers a sensual, relaxed folk/roots sound which encapsulates the essence of Australian music-making and draws on U.S.A styles including Country, Folk, Cajun, Blues as well as West African High-Life guitar picking, Brazilian Choro and Celtic fiddle traditions.
Andy Baylor’s contributions to Australian music have been acknowledged by many artists, critics and music fans over the years. He pioneered “roots” music styles with his bands The Honeydrippers, The Dancehall Racketeers, Banana Oil, The Baylor Brothers, the Cajun Combo and others. Andy has played with and learned from many Australian indigenous musicians and has collaborated with a who’s- who of Australian and American music. An acclaimed and varied collection of independently- produced CDs are testament to his dedication, imagination and talent.
Neighbourhood Void take on their first ever tour in celebration of their latest single 'Cancer' a follow up to their debut album 'Childhood Trauma'. Playing their first shows outside of Sydney, Neighbourhood Void are set to play a Free show in Melbourne at The Post Office Hotel alongside local acts Rayza and The Gurdies.
Once upon a time, a group of unruly girls decided to learn musical instruments in an attempt to take over the male-dominated universe. No one believed they could do it, no one thought they would be any good, but, they, were.
Moody Beaches and Party Pest will be taking a united front against "sausage rock" on Friday 29th June at their beloved Post Office Hotel. They welcome comrades to join forces, drink and celebrate their inner moody pest!
Bathe your tympanic membranes in the rich silky sounds of two home grown Melbourne outfits - SERF + LoVision
SERF: Wielding dense baselines and distorted drum machines, local artist Rory congeals 80s pop tunes with fearful apocalyptic imagery to create his raw electronic tunes.
LoVision is the sound of fragile humanity as it is propelled forwards exponentially into the future. It is a Heiroglyph for the ongoing merger of the organic with the artificial, of love & chrome, of the blurred & blurring lines between worlds that once seemed so divided.
Think stripped back but a full sound. Just Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Upright Bass with 2 and 3 part harmonies and alternating lead vocalists giving this trio their individuality and punch.
Their live performances on the Post Office Hotel stage are always energetic combining hypnotic melodies and infectious rhythms keeping the local crowds coming back . The song choices are as eclectic as the members that write them which give the band it’s unique sound and if needed would best be described as Americana. Influenced by Old Timey Hillbilly, Bluegrass, alternative Country, Traditional Rockabilly with hints of the classic vocal groups of the 60’s and even a twist of pop vibes……. we call them The Rechords.
Static Animal was formed in 2014 as a small recording project formed by Michael Gibbon and Sam Pannifex in their final year of high school; making music that is best described as ambient/experimental/guitar-based pop. Following the moderate underground success of the single ‘Majorca’ off of the band’s self-titled EP (2014), Gibbon enlisted the help of Dan Oke (aka Jarrow) to play guitar on the band’s follow-up EP ‘Morning Sounds’ (2016). Both EP’s were released and distributed on cassette by the influential DIY U.S label ‘Sports Day Records’ and have since received notable attention within the bedroom pop scene. In the meantime the band have been working on new material for their debut album, which will be released later in 2018. Currently Static Animal is led by Michael Gibbon (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, samples), Dan Oke (guitar), Sam Pannifex (guitar), Reuben Maskell (live drums) and Josh Diamond-Smith (live bass).
This Saturday 23rd of June, Static Animal will be performing a collection of old and new songs from the aforementioned debut album at The Post Office Hotel. This will be the band’s first headline show of 2018. Friend and recent collaborator Culte will also be supporting with an intimate solo set later in the evening…