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Sunday 21 January

Messy Mammals residency + Bone Woman + Fossee + Stav

We’d rather let the band describe it in their own words:

hey lovely folks :)
fresh off the release of our latest EP, “Connection Lost !”, we are playing at the Yarra Hotel every sunday in January.
sundays are the b-e-s-t, and these sundays r gonna be groovy & beautiful :-)

to celebrate creativity & heart, we are xtra excited to be playing alongside some incredible, original & inspiring local artists. there will also be some poetry readings & other dope things that we are planning just 4 U & the maximisation of ur levitation levels… more announcements cominggg :) :)

PRICE: $8
Showtime: 6pm
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Thursday 25 January

Harry Howard & The NDE + Checkout + Bronwyn Adams (Crime & City Solution)

For the first time at The Yarra Hotel …

Harry Howard & The NDE, with Roman Tucker’s (Rocket Science) project Checkout, and the Crime and the City Solution’s Bronwyn Adams.
Come early. $15 entry on the door.

PRICE: $15
Showtime: 8pm
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Saturday 27 January

Regular Spread + Foreign Correspondent + The Newsletters + In Other Worlds

Regular Spread play their first headline show, at The Yarra. Modulating minds in a sea-sick boogie, it’ll be all hands on deck when Foreign Correspondent, The Newsletters, and In Other Worlds fall under their hypnosis. If you like pina colada’s and getting caught it the rain, this is one storm you won’t want to miss.

PRICE: $8
Showtime: 8pm
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Sunday 28 January

Messy Mammals residency + Neil Morris + Lay The Mystic + Squid Nebula

We’d rather let the band describe it in their own words:

hey lovely folks :)
fresh off the release of our latest EP, “Connection Lost !”, we are playing at the Yarra Hotel every sunday in January.
sundays are the b-e-s-t, and these sundays r gonna be groovy & beautiful :-)

to celebrate creativity & heart, we are xtra excited to be playing alongside some incredible, original & inspiring local artists. there will also be some poetry readings & other dope things that we are planning just 4 U & the maximisation of ur levitation levels… more announcements cominggg :) :)

PRICE: $8
Showtime: 6pm
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Thursday 01 February

Mid/west + winternationale + floods

Recalling the spaces between industrial and natural, Mid/West play noisy post-punk that incorporates intertwining and off-kilter guitar work alongside a dynamic rhythm section. Broken up by washes of synths and underpinned by a driven urgency, it sounds like cruising down the Autobahn of your mind and flooring the accelerator. 

Cutting their teeth in the warehouses and bar room dives of Melbourne’s haunts, the bass and drum duo Winternationale will be illuminating the room with their thumping and haunting odes. Drawing on recollections of the Manchester Free Trade Hall, The Book of Lamentations, The Tibetan Book of the Dead and Ghosts (past and present) with an eerie energy 

Healthy Tapes mastermind and artist of many monikers – Floods crafts a singular blend of vapourware grooves under cinematic drone and ambience – experimental yet familiar in nature and drawing on a rich sonic tapestry integrating synths and strings. In the evening he imbibes the city’s madness and expounds the truths between static and soul.   

PRICE: $5
Showtime: 8pm
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Friday 02 February

Shayne P. Carter (straitjacket fits, dimmer) w/ Penny Ikinger

Shayne P Carter embarks on a special solo tour to Australia.

Shayne will be performing songs from across his entire back catalogue featuring songs he wrote and performed in such bands as Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits, Doublehappys and Bored Games as well as 2016’s Taite Prize finalist solo album “Offsider”.

Shayne is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated musicians having first emerged in the initial wave of Flying Nun “Dunedin Sound” bands in the 1980s. He’s gone on to perform and record internationally since then releasing records through such esteemed labels as Rough Trade, Sub Pop, Arista and Flying Nun.

He had been the receipient of many music awards including New Zealand Music Awards for best vocalist, best album, top group and Bnet awards for best album and most outstanding musician. He is a member of the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame and received a Bnet Lifetime Achievement award in 2008.

Recently Shayne has returned to his hometown of Dunedin and is currently writing a memoir by the sea at Aramoana. He recently toured Asia playing live guitar with Atamira Dance Company and was the Music Director at last year’s Silver Scrolls which were held in Dunedin for the first time in September 2017.

PRICE: $25 + booking fee & on the door
Showtime: 8pm
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Saturday 03 February

Junior Fiction (album launch) + Tragic Carpet + Plaster Of Paris + Club Med

JUNIOR FICTION has an album. It’s being put on tape. It comprises all of the material that was generated at the formation of the band. It’s 9 songs of reflection and angst with a backbone of pop and a dash of post punk. It was recorded with our great friend Rohan Sforcina out at 400 acres studio in Broadmeadows and i don’t mind saying that he’s done a fantastic job. Thanks to the super talented Madeline Simm for tape cover artwork.

Laura from TRAGIC CARPET is having a birthday and she’s very kindly decided to celebrate it at this show, in true rock dog fashion, by rockin’ out.

Joining in for this special occasion will be CLUB MED, the new band including members of Loobs and Lazertits (***exciting***) and the incomparable PLASTER OF PARIS (***swoon***). So come to the show because it’s going to be a hoot : )

PRICE: $8
Showtime: 8pm
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Wednesday 07 February

Sainthill + Hello satellites + Mallee Songs

Sainthill (the musical endeavour of Tom Larkey) is set to unveil his new full-band mode at the Yarra, yay! Third album Folk Romantic is due for release later this year, which sees further transformation of Sainthill’s dreamlike, melancholic soundscapes revealing vignettes of love, loss, and renewal. 

Sainthill will be joined on the night by the intimate, experimental folk-pop of Hello Satellites, and dreamy down-beat folks Mallee Songs. Come steep yourself in the melodious offerings y’all.

PRICE: $5
Showtime: 8pm
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Friday 16 February

Jules Sheldon (album launch) + Emma Russack + Lou Davies + Babey + The Ocean Party

Two years since his last album, singer/songwriter Jules Sheldon has well and truly reinvented himself with his forthcoming third album ‘Bloodshed & Serenity’.

A huge stylistic departure from the folk pop of his first two albums, 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 Liam Halliwell (Ocean Party, Jade Imagine), ‘Bloodshed & Serenity’ is as much an album for the dance floor, as it is for the contemplative moments.

See him launch the new album on Friday February 16th at The Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford with support from Emma Russack, Lou DaviesBABEY & The Ocean Party.
Doors are 8pm, entry is $10, and the Bloodshed & Serenity tape & download code will be in all good independent record stores February 14th through Miller St.

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm