Wednesday 23 August

Phaedo + Pseudo Hive Mind + Lemonbait

On the 23rd of this month at the Yarra Hotel Phaedo are gonna slap you in the face hole in celebration of their debut EP ‘Osmosis’ featuring Pseudo Mind Hive who will be tickling the musical depths of space and time alongside the neat and tidy Lemonbait. They will also be selling CD’s and much merchandise for ya’ll so bring your dollars. They’ve been kickin the dust around for some time now and are keen to share these fresh fingerlicken tunes with everyone so come on down for a beer and some peanuts! So pencil it into your little pocket pads and come on down for a wiggle.
Only $10 entry!

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm

Thursday 24 August

Gee Seas + Dead End + Forward Flank

After getting their set cut short back in May, pub-core rats Gee Seas are out to serve justice and right the wrongs of overtime support sets, seeking revenge on the Yarra August 24. With back up from the ever punctual Dead End and consistently inconsistent footy tragic’s Forward Flank.

Showtime: 8pm

Friday 25 August

Vibrajets + Little Murders + Tijuana surf

Blast off into the weekend on Friday 25 August at the Yarra Hotel, with The Vibrajets, Little Murders and Tijuana Surf! First off the launch pad: Tijuana Surf, a greasy Latin-tinged R&B combo that mines the lost archives of the last 50 years for long-forgotten sonic near-hits and misses. Next up: Little Murders, mod stalwarts whose catchy power pop has been making hips swing and butts shake since 1979. Finishing things off: The Vibrajets, a twangin’ four-piece harking back to a time when rock’n’roll was fun and cats like Chuck, Bo, Ike and Link reigned supreme. The countdown starts now…

Showtime: 8pm

Saturday 26 August

War Plane + Ballads + General Assembly (duo) + Floods

Droning synths, angular guitars and floating vocals set against
regular and repeating rhythms, WARPLANE is the latest effort of
composer/synth player/vocalist Mads Davey, guitarist Jack Monte
and drummer/producer Joe Hammond. After some time refining
their sound in the studio as well as with the analogue synth
collection at MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio),
WARPLANE emerged on the live circuit in January 2017, playing
their first show at The Toff. Citing influences like Can, Beak, and
Sexwitch, they are joined by Melbourne favourites; Ballads, The General Assembly (duo) and Floods.

PRICE: $12
Showtime: 8pm

Sunday 27 August

Tool Time House Band residency + New Band + Melbourne Cans

Does everybody know what time it is!?
Hot on the heels of having formed a band after 10+ years of friendship, the Tool Time House Band have made the audacious move of booking some gigs—and for three unforgettable Sundays in August they’ll be bringing their art to you, the people.

Playing their entire back catalogue, this will be a great chance to hear Josh talk about his social media brand, Kelly talk about her love of public transport and Hutch debate the merits of drinking 3 light beers versus 1 heavy beer and a fanta.

Make sure you have a banana before the show, because you’ll want to have peak energy levels for this one.

Aug 13, 20 & 27
$5 – Doors at 6pm

Showtime: 6pm

Monday 28 August

Rhysics + Cracker La Touf + Lizard Queen + Pting

Hot off the back of a string of great supports (Drunk Mums, Los Scallywags, Lazertits, Shrimpwitch & more) Rhysics play the Yarra with Cracker La Touf, Lizard Queen and Pting to cure your Monday blues! $8 on the door at 8pm, bring your dancing boots!

Showtime: 8pm

Wednesday 30 August

UFO Go + The Meeseeks + Frayhound

Who would have thought that a rock guitarist, folk and blues singer, a metal drummer and a jazz bass player could form a cohesive and creative musical unit?

The Meeseeks are a four piece band from the moderately scummy Northern Suburbs of Melbourne. Their songs despite being fundamentally based in rock, burst with influence from their diverse backgrounds.

Catch them playing at The Yarra Hotel, 295 Johnston St, Abbotsford on the 30th August with UFO Go, an alternative rock project, and Frayhound, an alt jazz band.

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm

Thursday 31 August

The Weary + Peachnoise + Cherry Pool

The Weary make dreamy guitar pop that sits somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Beach House. We’re excited to be playing The Yarra again on the 31st of August to celebrate the release of our new single Patti Smith.We’re joined by Peachnoise, specialists in silly sounds and energetic melodies and Cherry Pool, the band project of singer/songwriter, Wergaia woman and universal little sister Alice Skye.

See their clip here.


Showtime: 8pm

Friday 01 September

Indigo Children + Zockapilli + Tug

Local label, Side Stare Music are having themselves an ol’ fashioned shindig at the Yarra, and you’re bloody invited! Helping them celebrate are recent additions to the Side Stare family, Tug as well as old favourites Zockapilli and Indigo Children. It’ll be a night to remember, full of good vibes and good people – you’ll be spwein’ if you miss out!

Showtime: 8pm

Saturday 02 September

On Diamond (single & video launch) + Denim Owl + Warplane

♥ Come and celebrate the release of experimental pop group On Diamond’s new single and accompanying video ‘Light’.

Following on from their debut single ‘Long Road’ and Lisa Salvo’s eponymous solo project, ‘Light’ showcases On Diamond’s distinctive sound. Simultaneously tactile and free they wield both sensitivity and mayhem to deliver a very ardent single. Buttery vocals melting into a pit of fire, guitar slicing the thick air with drums flaring. Each gesture juxtaposed as though in a Dali landscape.

The accompanying clip, directed by Sabina Maselli, is a thrilling visual study of characters mirroring the internal dialogue and struggle of the protagonist. ‘Light’ is a compelling literal and metaphorical battle.

♥ Watch it here ♥

♥ With special guests Denim Owl and War Plane ♥

War Plane ♥
WAR PLANE is the latest effort of composer/synth player/vocalist Mads Davey, guitarist Jack Monte and drummer/producer Joe Hammond. After some time developing their work in the studio and at MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio), they have recently launched their live show. Citing influences like Can, Beak, and Sexwitch.

Denim Owl ♥
Denim Owl is the colourful synth-pop solo project of Melbourne musician Janita Foley. 100% floaty pop ballads, synth drones and handmade beats. Releases include split single Darling/Medicine (2015) and EP Blank Face (2013).


PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm

Wednesday 06 September

The Drunken Sea + Wroclaw + Juice Webster

After a while and a bit of playing various shows around Melbourne, led by the largest, saddest guy in town, gargantuan art rock band The Sunken Sea have finally gotten together and recorded a whole batch of tunes, old and new!
The first song to be released into the great big wide world is the pounding, head bopping, “ultimate whiteboy rock saviour” anthem “Rattle the Cage!”
Joining them on the night are the off-kilter baroque pop stylings of Wrocław and the honest n’ earnest alt-rock of Juice Webster and her band!

Showtime: 8pm

Friday 08 September

Moaning lisa + face face + black bats + kelso

Moaning Lisa are four Canberra music grads who find purpose in making loud noises together. Taking cues from the likes of Wolf Alice and Pixies, Moaning Lisa operate somewhere between composed restraint and fuzzed-out, life-affirming alternative rock. They create an atmosphere entirely of their own in their masterful live shows that see them consistently pack out venues across the board. ~~


Thrilled to bring these fuzz angels to Melbourne for a headline show and have picked some stunning locals to join the party.

Lauren, Luke & Tina are your new favourite band. You’re gonna lose it when they drop their record..

BLACK BATS Garage surf rock and roll baby! Straight up.

KELSO (first show)
Is dreamo a genre? Cute weird songs for cute weird people. The new project from Kelly of Camp Cope !!!

PRICE: $10
Showtime: 8pm

Friday 15 September

Pregnancy (album launch) + Spit + skivvy

Come help us celebrate the release of our debut record at the Yarra Hotel. It’s been a long time coming and we are amped to finally have it out. We hand painted all the covers. It was raining and we did it outside, some of them got wet. Those ones are special. They’re $20. Don’t miss out.

Listen to the album here:

Joining us on the night will be these two very very excelent bands:

Starts at 8:30
Pay what you wanna
See you there

PRICE: Pay what you want
Showtime: 8pm