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Wednesday 26 April

Jono Neva + Babey + Bodies

Jono Neva presents: A Nice Show #2 “Sensation”

The second show in the series and this one is bigger and better. Lots of music, art, entertainment, laughs and tears?
Jono Neva will be performing pieces from his album released last year ’10 Pieces’, an emotive and engaging exposition on the piano.
The theme is “sensation”, but what does that mean for you?… here are the artists:

BABEY – beautiful band that makes you want to be a part of their family.

BODIES – spooky music that is very moving and will have you moving too.

JONO NEVA – piano tunes like from a movie or maybe to fall asleep to in a good way.

PRICE: $5
Showtime: 8pm
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Thursday 27 April

Dead planet 1964 residency + going swimming + mannequin death + gonzo

Dead Planet 1964 are taking over the Yarra Hotel every Thursday in month of April and we have a bunch of our favourite bands joining us!!

THURSDAY APRIL 6 – Khan, Murphy & Hurlin’ Up Limbs

THURSDAY APRIL 13 – Cosmos, PLAUS & The Deadpans

THURSDAY APRIL 20 – NARCOPALOMA, Wilder Genes & Yukumbabe

THURSDAY APRIL 27 – Going Swimming, Mannequin Death Squad & GONZO

DOORS 8pm
ENTRY $5

PRICE: $5
Showtime: 8pm
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Friday 28 April

Baudelaires EU tour fundraiser + mightiest of guns + ford flank + spiral perm

The Baudelaires are heading to Europe!
Come to Yarra Hotel Abbotsford on Friday, 28th of April to say Auf Wiedersehen before they fly out for their 4 week tour of 20+ shows across 5 countries!
Entry fee to the show will go straight to the fuel tank. They will also have LPs, CDs, EPs and T-Shirts for sale.
Joining The Baudelaires will be:
Mightiest Of Guns
Ford Flank
Spiral Perm (new band from the wonderful Ali E)

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm
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Saturday 29 April

Thigh Master + Pillow Pro + Karli White + Qwerty

Brisbane’s Thigh Master, return to Melbourne after successfully disgracing themselves throughout Japan and the United States over the past few month- performing together again at last with Brisbane exiles Dusty Anastassiou (Dag, Scrabbled) & Daniel Ford (Black Vacation, Dag), with a new 7″ out through 12XU, in hand!

Thigh Master are joined by extraordinary Victorian musical projects Pillow Pro, Karli White, and Qwerty.

$10, 8pm

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm
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Sunday 30 April

The Bible Bashers + Latreenagers + Cakefight + Kit Convict & The Terrible Two + Tex Napalm Trio

The Bible Bashers peddlied their filthy brand of blues-infused rock’n’roll from 2008 to 2012, but split up when the singer joined a honest-to-god sex cult and the guitarist got signed as as solo act.
Fast forward to 2017 and you have a full blown rock n roll REVIVAL on your hands.

The band just reunited to support The Damned and in a matter of weeks have prepped a new album to be recorded in Melbourne with local sound guru MAX DUCKER.

In Perth, they’re famous for their audacious, no-prisoners live performances, with comparions made to THE CRAMPS, THE STRANGLERS, THE MC5, THE STOOGES & BEASTS OF BOURBON.
Never ones to fall back on tired formula, they’ve spiced up their gigs by recruiting impromptu choirs and female backup singers (The Bashettes) to join them on stage. They have even gone so far as to hand out their own currency (Bash Cash) and print their own ‘Prayer Book’, featuring Bashers lyrics, artwork, and comics. In June 2010, they released their Self Titled EP and in 2011 release the CRAY BAIT/SWAN DIVE A.A side
This is their second tour of Victoria, but have rubbed shoulders with east coasters such as Six Ft Hick (QLD), The Stabs (VIC), Sailors and Swine (VIC), The Dead South (VIC) and at one point even had a chat with old mate JOHN SAFRAN on the wireless.

what more can we say?
GET TO THE YARRA ON APRIL 30.

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 6pm
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Monday 01 May

Smoke Bellow + The Flying Sorcerers + Popolice

It’s a night of ones and twos ….

Smoke Bellow are a duo from Melbourne then Baltimore then Melbourne again. With a deep underbed vibe of Krautrock, two people are joined by a merry band of machines to sound more like eleven or twelve people. Layers of synths, guitars, super-solid bass make a multi-dimentional listening experience.

The Flying Sorcerers are from New Zealand and are now (mostly) resident in Melbourne. Playing with the most minimal of setups possible, the songs are short and to-the-point. They have been compared to Wire, The Byrds and even the Tall Dwarf’s Alec Bathgate. Keeping upbeat and full of energy, if you don’t like it, don’t worry it doesn’t last for long.
Due to the tyranny of distance, the band will perform as a two piece and has a second ep entitled ‘The Unrealistic Expectations of The Flying Sorcerers’ coming out later this year.

And then there was one …. Popolice is a solo act, but there’s plenty for everyone. Also with big New Zealand connections, it’s definitely pop, covering all the elements. A musical journeyman.

Entry is a gold coin donation.

PRICE: gold coin donation
Showtime: 8pm
JMC-end-of-trimester-show

Tuesday 02 May

JMC end of trimester show

The Yarra Hotel is the place to be on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd May, for JMC Academy’s End Of Trimester Showcase.
Featuring Music performance students and songwriters from all over the world, it doesn’t make sense to spend thousands of dollars on international travel when you can pay $5 at The door and feel like you’re at a World Music event.
Showcasing 20 bands over 2 nights and launching debut singles for; Aurora Lite and The Rabbit Lounge, this will be your first look at the future of music in Melbourne and creative industries worldwide!
Are your weeknights lacking creative and diverse live music?
Are you sick of watching the same old shows on TV?
Are you alcohol deficient?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, swing by The Yarra Hotel on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd May.

PRICE: $3 for students and $5 for everyone else
Showtime: 8pm
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Wednesday 03 May

JMC end of trimester show

The Yarra Hotel is the place to be on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd May, for JMC Academy’s End Of Trimester Showcase.
Featuring Music performance students and songwriters from all over the world, it doesn’t make sense to spend thousands of dollars on international travel when you can pay $5 at The door and feel like you’re at a World Music event.
Showcasing 20 bands over 2 nights and launching debut singles for; Aurora Lite and The Rabbit Lounge, this will be your first look at the future of music in Melbourne and creative industries worldwide!
Are your weeknights lacking creative and diverse live music?
Are you sick of watching the same old shows on TV?
Are you alcohol deficient?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, swing by The Yarra Hotel on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd May.

PRICE: $3 for students and $5 for everyone else
Showtime: 8pm
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Friday 05 May

Interceptors + Traumaboys + Hybernators

Bio – For the first time in history, these three bands will share the same stage.
Round 1 – The Hybernators
A manic punk rock four piece who dedicate songs to Nights In Noisy Mini Bars, Bourbon Drinking Squids and many other strange goings on. They will be playing snippets from their highly-anticipated EP “Milametre Machete”, due out in June.
Round 2 – Traumaboys
Conjuring up their punchy twist on rock and roll with blistering riffs and tasty licks they always leave you wanting more.
Round 3 – The Interceptors
Blasting in from three different parts of the globe, this high energy alternative three piece have been tearing the wallpaper off many venues in Melbourne and beyond. They always deliver catchy tunes that bite back.
So, for one night only you get all of this for less than the price of a pint of beer.
It all kicks off at 8.00pm.

PRICE: $8
Showtime: 8pm
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Saturday 06 May

Violet Crumble (tape launch) + Centre negative + B.C. + Blossoming anus

Violet Crumble are a new band starring members of kiddiepunk legends Clag, The Ancients, NZ’s Flying Sorcerors and more! They’re launching their debut tape with friends Centre Negative (also from NZ), B.C. and Blossoming Anus. If you’re into Heart, Sadistic Mika Band, The Shop Assistants or any of that sorta jive you’ll enjoy it.

PRICE: $8
Showtime: 8pm
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Sunday 07 May

Sal Wonder + Lava Lakes + Madeline Lehman & The Desert Swells

Sal Wonder, Lava Lakes, & Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells are heading to The Yarra Hotel in Abbotsford to make sweet, sweet ear candy for your aural pleasure.

Last time these three shared a stage was on the rooftop of a soon to be demolished Northcote manor. Now that the dust has settled and the rubble is gone, it’s time to do it again.

Sunday isn’t just a day to reflect on the week that’s been and to ponder the week to come, it’s also a great day for beer sipping and sweet jams listening.

All this and more is yours for only 10 dallaridoos. Doors open at 6pm. Get amongst it!

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 6pm
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Monday 08 May

Cakefight + Tight Knit + VIM

Monday at the Yarra is going to be colourful with 3 fab Melbourne bands playing sweet noisy nothings into your ears.

Cakefight are a two-piece garage rock band who are a treat to watch. Their music delivers a punch of energy and fuzz every time.

Tight Knit will be playing their last show for a little while as one of the members is leaving the country! They’ll be playing jaunty DIY pop songs dipped in distortion.

VIM promise to impress with their heavenly dream pop and gaze tunes.

PRICE: $5
Showtime: 8pm
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Wednesday 10 May

Mugs + Gee Seas + Picket palace + Dole Cheque

Mugs are bringing out the goodies for their second show.
They’ve got some hot new material to boogie too.
See them joined at The Yarra Hotel on May 10th joined by Gee Seas, Picket Palace, & Dole Cheque.

PRICE: $5
Showtime: 8pm
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Friday 12 May

Weird Weather + MF Jones + Bollard + Boss Salmon

Pots and pans rattled on their hooks and the Yarra swelled and lapped.

Weird Weather are back in Abbotsford. They have new melodies to sing and old qualms to expel.

They’re here on the back of recording with Joe Hammond at Pots and Pans Recording Studio just around the corner from The Yarra Hotel, with debut single ‘Secret Agent’ up their sleeve. They’re plugging in their instruments once more for a full volume live affair they only dream of in Melbourne’s sleepy east.

Support will be from MF Jones, Bollard and Boss Salmon.

Entry $10

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm
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Wednesday 17 May

Cloud castles (single launch) + Tom pretty's + mares + face face

To celebrate the release of CLOUD CASTLES’ debut single, ‘Puzzle Pieces’, the Melbourne ambient jangle-pop duo are throwing a launch party at the Yarra Hotel on Wednesday 17 May, with great friends TOM PRETTYS, MARES, and FACE FACE.

Jangly delayed guitars and infectiously catchy drums are hallmarks of Cloud Castles’ first offering, just a taste of what’s to come on their forthcoming debut EP.

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm
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Thursday 18 May

Skate wounds (tas) + slim jeffires + empire park

In their own words:

Skate Wounds are a garage punk three piece out of Hobart, Tasmania. We started playing music together because we enjoyed drinking beers and skating together, natural progression really. We’ve played with bands like Frenzal Rhomb, The Bennies, Knife Hands, and British India.
Our debut self titled release will be out on May 13th, available on Vinyl and Online. Both songs were written while Ben was away travelling the globe and they ring true the exact nature of Skate Wounds, songs about skating, surfing, drinking beers and not taking yourself too seriously.
~California 101 tour~

See them at the Yarra Hotel May 18th with Slim Jeffires and Empire Park. $5 entry.

PRICE: $5
Showtime: 8pm
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Saturday 20 May

animal hands + silverlight shadows + levitating churches + aya aya

ANIMAL HANDS- having just finished recording their debut album at Birdland studios (Rowland .S Howard, Adalita , J.P Shilo) bring their angsty, fuzz laden tunes that pay homage to the sounds of the 90’s alt rock era. Their songs written by promising writer Danielle Whalebone will defy expectations with the bands dynamic new sound.

SILVERLIGHT SHADOWS- blends Australian classic early 90s rock bands such as Tumbleweed, Magic Dirt and Spiderbait with overseas contemporaries such as My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana and Motorhead, while lyrically, the songs deal with death, substance abuse, mental illness and a stay in a detox centre. Somewhat less emotionally draining subjects, such as a love of partying and the 2012 end of the world theory being a disappointing crock, are also in the mix.

LEVITATING CHURCHES- the gale force hail storm of rock-n-roll, Revel in amazement as the levitating gentlemen stretch out their psychedelic tentacles and for your listening pleasure.

AYA AYA- radiating out of Geelong, weaving together layers of sonic overtones, textures and spacey, repetitive motifs. The exploration of long form composition and improvisation generates unique performances that are simultaneously compelling and meditative.

PRICE: $8
Showtime: 8pm
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Sunday 21 May

Salary (WA) + Lovision + Symmetrix + Trevor Brian Cotton

SALARY are set to release their debut long player, Upside Down Island on Friday 20 May and celebrate with a series of launch shows in Perth & Melbourne.

Mixed by Naomune Anzai (Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, NOZU, Laura), Upside Down Island features twelve tracks soaked in existential musings, rich in melody and epic, sparse arrangements.

See them at The Yarra Hotel on May 21st at 6pm joined by Lovision, Symmetrix, & Trevor Brian Cotton.

PRICE: $5
Showtime: 6pm
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Friday 26 May

The Tall Grass album launch + Harry Howard & The NDE + Charlie Marshall and The Body Electric

The Tall Grass is a collaboration between Sydney based singer/songwriters Peter Fenton (Crow) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke).
They are releasing and launching their debut album that features special guests Jess Locke, Laura-Jean, Richard Andrew and Jerry Craib.
The duo have been performing regularly throughout Sydney acoustically, however for both their Sydney and Melbourne launch they will launching their album in full band mode. Melbourne punters get the added benefit of seeing The Tall Grass with co-producer Richard Andrew behind the tubs.
To top it off The Tall Grass have a stellar line up organised for their Melbourne album launch with two iconic Melbourne-centric acts – Harry Howard and The NDE and Charlie Marshall and The Body Electric.

Don’t miss this very special collaboration as The Tall Grass launch ‘Down The Unmarked Road’ on Friday May 26th at The Yarra Hotel.

PRICE: $15
Showtime: 8pm