Buttered Loaf are Melbourne's rough 'n' ready gurus of gritty funk and reggae-laden roots, rock and soul music: Now with more greys, increased girth, and the kind of exuberance and temerity that can only be achieved by finally letting go of one's youthful dreams. They're returning to the Post Office Hotel on July 23rd for a midwinter Sunday afternoon session, so come down for hot food, cold beers and belly-warming whiskeys and wines. With Sam Cope on keys, Yuri Pavlinov on bass, Joe Greenway on sax, and Gideon Cozens on guitar you'd be fool to pass on any opportunity to witness the beard-blowing, moustache-tickling musical blunderbuss that is BUTTERED LOAF.
Altered States Presents:
Trevor is the solo project of James Vinciguerra. A solid repituare of shit-house excursions from the drummer of Total Control. His latest release is 'The Trevor Chest' on ace Sydney imprint Paradise Daily Records.
LST is the solo project of Australian artist, Tarquin Manek. Manek’s has a long list of solo and collaborative projects. From Bum Creek to his more recent duo with Ying Li-Hooi, he is a notorious provocateur in Melbourne’s music and arts scene.
Synth lovers UNITE. On July 28, The Post Office Hotel will play host to Emah Fox and Dear Plastic – two of the most unique electronic pop acts in Melbourne.
Dear Plastic set their music in a dream land of avant pop and trip hop, they’re lead in full force by Scarlette Baccini’s expressive vocal delivery. Creating lush soundscapes that are warm and textured, the group uses home-built analogue synthesisers and glitch beats to draw you in.
Emah Fox’s dark brand of synth pop pits urgent beats and ominous synths against a sweet polyrhythmic melody. Her intricate production satellites around lucid vocals that consistently switch from restrained to soaring. Emah's live set is perfectly complemented by the dynamic kit drumming from creative powerhouse Nat Grant, and the extra synth wizardry of Ania Reynolds. Emah’s earlier musical explorations have earned critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone calling her work 'nothing short of joyous'
JUNIOR FICTION are back!
We've given some of the old songs a dust off and a rejig courtesy of new drummer extraordinaire Anetta Nevin (Dianas, Narcopaloma). We've also written some new material which further explores the width and depth of Junior Fiction's capabilities and further propels us on our musical dream ship. Come and witness the relaunch of Junior Fiction. Don't forget your thinking cap and your dancing shoes.
Support on the night for this particularly special occasion will be the incomparable:
PLASTER OF PARIS
Angus Leslie is the lead vocalist and songwriter of Melbourne band Sex on Toast. He has decided to strip things back to the bare minimum and play what some of us like to call a "solo gig."
He finds the idea terrifying so he thought "what the hell?"
Expect songs from Sex on Toast's vast catalogue, as well as versions of songs that have inspired him along the way. You'll hear music as diverse as Philly Soul, Melvins, Prince & Frank Zappa with generous helpings of asinine banter and possible heckling from close family and friends.
From as early as she can remember, Tiaryn has been deeply connected to the emotional power of song and the art of expressing the human experience. Her effortless stage presence and soaring voice gracefully combines pop, electronic, and soul elements. Along with her 4 piece band, Tiaryn has a unique and modern sound feature catchy synths, lush harmonies, dirty beats and compelling stories.
A wyld night of garage punk. A lineup not to be missed... A special event with an extra special band from Adelaide who you just gotta check out!
Featuring The Systemaddicts - Adelaide's purveyors of intense mayhem and psychosis, with their latest album "Broken hearted on the Nullabor" out now through Off The Hip Records. Prehistoric Douche - Four 30 something Douches, playing Prehistoric "music" for Douches. And The Beat Taboo - Hip shakin' swamp fiends.
Shake some action Saturday 22nd July at our new favourite place, The Post Office Hotel in Coburg.
The only way to stay warm this winter is to be ignited by the 50s/60s lowbrow-influenced rock'n'roll of LATREENAGERS and the beguiling romance-pop of MELBOURNE CANS. You can't argue with that kind of science.
Copies of the recently released self-titled EP from LATREENAGERS will be on hand, as will the LP, MOONLIGHT MALAISE by MELBOURNE CANS.
Exotic Snake (Errol Green of Yolke) takes instruments and machines, and tells them what not to do. Returning in the dead of winter to the Post Office Hotel with a very special guest, come along and enjoy the sound a snake make.
TANK DILEMMA return to the Post Office Hotel on Sunday July 16, bringing their catalogue of piano/organ/clav driven soul/funk with honking sax and super tight rhythm section in tow.
Half Warrnambool / half Melbourne, Tank Dilemma deliver the R 'n B, hard swing, New Orleans and chunky piano rock - often with an amusing lyrical bent. They're also big on riffs.
Writer/frontman Richard 'Tank' Tankard (keys, vocal - Geoff Achison & Souldiggers, Albert Lee, Broderick Smith) is joined by Matt Hewson (tenor sax, vox) and the in-the-pocket combo of Ruben Shannon (bass, vox) & Brenton Smith (drums). Their heralded Having Said That, Let Me Say This album followed previous outings 'Inner Soul' and 'Alright Already'. Currently Richard is sifting through 7 live shows for their imminent first live release.
Tank Dilemma has delighted crowds from The Basement to the Port Fairy Folky and are ready to deliver at the PO before demolishing something from their super tasty menu.
We're playing our first show at The Post Office Hotel next month on Saturday 15th of July. Hope to see some of you there for a couple of mid-strengths.
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Martyr Privates have jagged a show at the Post Office with local miscreant legends Heat Wave and fellow up and coming derros Nightclub, a throbbing new venture for Liam Kenny (Bitch Prefect/Peak Twins/et al...) and Sam W Hill (Police Force/Cobbwebs..et al.). All bands will be hocking their wares old and new, we'll hopefully have a new and limited run of t-shirts before the 2nd LP is finally out, so come embarass yourself and give the d-floor what for x o
The newest additions to the Identical Records queer family, Crystal Myth and Infraghosts, will be performing at the Post Office Hotel on Thursday 13th of July 2017. With their beautifully written sad pop songs, Crystal Myth are one of the best bands in Melbourne. They will be performing songs from their highly anticipated, upcoming EP (to be released by Identical Records). Joining them is Infraghost - the audiovisual project of Melbourne trans new media artist Laura Davis. Her work combines new-wave inspired synthpop, dance-heavy drum machines and stirring vocals with live glitch aesthetic video art. 80's synth hardware meet with a modern alternative dance dynamic for a sound that blends Depeche Mode with Hot Chip.
Brooklyn '86 is a 7-piece New Orleans style brass band, inspired by the traditions of the famous city. With modern influences including The Rebirth Brass Band, The Hot 8 Brass Band and The Hackney Colliery Band, Brooklyn '86 brings elements of jazz, hip-hop and funk to their party grooves and soulful sounds.
The band is led by Cam Stark on sousaphone and features Jay Scarlett on trombone, Nick Taylor on alto sax, Joel Plymin on tenor sax, Daimon Brunton on trumpet, Kylie Rowbottom and Pete Kahoun on percussion.
Join them on Sunday 9th July as they make their Post Office Hotel debut in the front bar! 2 sets from 4pm.
Pony Face have well and truly established themselves as one of the most revered & beloved bands in the Melbourne music scene. Straddling the divide between blissful and brooding, they take listeners on an aural journey that links the crystalline intimacy of Sparklehorse, the dark rock noir of Rowland S Howard and the uniquely Australian feel of Dirty Three. They'll be playing old hat and new material from their forthcoming 5th studio album.
Fresh off the release of their sophomore EP ‘Air Conditioning,’ Plastic will bring their blend of noise, pop and rock to The Post Office Hotel on July 7. Joining them on the night is new(ish)comers, Way Dynamic.
Previous performances have seen the band play songs from their latest EP, and new unreleased material - to which several friends have said “those are great songs”. Their Post Office Hotel set promises much of the same and more. Better music and more of it! Free entry for all involved.
Tenderhooks are playing their second headline show at Melbourne's other other home of live music, The Post Office Hotel. Tenderhooks' tender hooks have slowly been vibrating out into the atmosphere, but they'll soon be reaching boiling point. With members from Doona Waves, The Finks, Cool Sounds and Grandstands, you can expect plenty of tender looks while Tenderhooks uses every ounce of music experience they've got, all for your added pleasure. Joining them on the night will be El Tee (solo) and a bunch of people trying to quietly enjoy their Thursday night dinner.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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RIP DEE DEE