Gigs

China Beach w/ The Mamas & Headphones Jones

Friday June 21st 🍒

China Beach live on the Cherry stage!
With support from The Mamas and Headphones Jones live on the Cherry stage.
$10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT too!

Alrighty so word is out that we’ve swung the doors back open down AC/DC Lane; yeah we did celebrate the end of our time amongst the 101 Collins suits but some things out of our control have stalled our move so we’re back and having a party amongst the restaurants again, as things should be!

In a flurry of sequins, zebra print and flares, China Beach are bringing the fire to Cherry for one last night of wild dancing before they go into winter hibernation! If you’re longing for the warm nights of summer, let this steamy triple bill warm you up. Kicking off the shenanigans will be groove explorers Headphone Jones to cook up a tasty blend of funk, afro-beat and afro-latin flavours smothered with big horns, punchy vocals and driving rhythms. Up next, the sassiest vocalists you’ll ever meet from The Mamas, known for their sequin-studded shows and their knack for toeing the line between hard-hitting social commentary and outrageous comedy. To take you into the early hours, 8-piece funky outfit China Beach share the boogie feels about love taking us higher, dancing at home on the weekend and life’s party. Get freaky at the RockNRoll bar.

And hey when we say we’ve swung the doors back open on the ol’ dank we mean it, with our 5AM closing back in place also!

Celebration Of Fleetwood Mac

It’s FREE ENTRY if you are wearing your Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nicks shirt too!
We're all hanging for Fleetwood Mac in September? So we thought hey, let’s leave that for the press and highlight the best from Fleetwood Mac this Friday night!

It’s a rarity for a band to carry the same name over the course of so many varied compositions lineups and sonic agendas (their first record was 1968!!!) though when it comes to the Mac, we’ll be highlighting the Nicks and Buckingham years. The genius that was the Peter Green lead blues period for this group we’ll leave for our weekly Sunday afternoon Cherry Blues ;)

When Mick Fleetwood was on the hunt for a new guitarist in the Los Angeles area, fate would have a young Lindsay Buckingham at his door step. With the acceptance of his demands to include then girlfriend Stevie Nicks, the classic lineup along with John and Christine McVie was formed. Recording wise what transpired was an eponymously named and US chart topping LP off the back of legendary singles “Over My Head”, “Say You Love Me”, “Rhiannon” and an album track repeatedly played on home hi-fi’s the globe over in “Landslide”. Not bad for a first effort?! The follow up? A little drug fuelled and relationship destroying notebook entitled Rumours haha! The end of John and Christine’s marriage, Lindsay and Stevie falling out, Mick going through divorce and high drug and alcohol abuse was churned into multiple top ten singles that included “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop”, “You Make Loving Fun”, “The Chain” and more translated into one of the greatest albums of all time with sales well over 40 million! On the albums Tusk and Mirage, the group had the ridiculous task of trying to keep up with themselves really. Hit singles a plenty of course with “Sara”, “Tusk”, “Gypsy” all songs we love, though exhaustion played a part in an inevitable hiatus.

Following on from a smattering of successful solo albums the Mac were back, this time with the 1987 effort, Tango in the Night. It stormed the charts on the back of singles “Little Lies”, “Everywhere”, Seven Wonders” and “Big Love”. The strength of the lineup was short lived, an attempt for a civil discussion about touring put an end to it all. Again.

As fans of the band we’ve seen a rock&roll hall of fame induction, endured numerous reformations and the privileged of seeing them tour Down Under. What’s your thoughts on the great man Neil Finn joining the legendary group? Anyways, Cherry Dj’s will be spinning the best from Fleetwood Mac from 11PM -1AM (probs later nothing wrong with repeating these hits!)

It’s FREE ENTRY if you are wearing your Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nicks shirt too!

Looks That Kill – Mötley Crüe Tribute

W/ guests TBA
Looks That Kill, is accurate musically as much as theatrically, with the great ability to re-create the sounds and mannerisms of the Bad Boys of Rock n Roll, by providing a powerful, authentic sounding, fully costumed stage show that gets as close as possible to seeing the real Mötley Crüe.

Having played at multiple venues across Melbourne and Regional Victoria, Looks That Kill has supported both local and international bands as well as hosting their own shows.Each member of Looks That Kill has put in lots of hard work and dedication for many years playing in Melbourne’s live music scene, and now they have formed together, one of the finest Tribute shows Melbourne has witnessed, which will keep you entertained from the moment they step on stage.

And hey when we say we’ve swung the doors back open on the ol’ dank we mean it, with our 5AM closing back in place also!
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Cherry Blues w/ Heinous Hound & Fenn Wilson

Two sets of smooth blues
This Sunday at Cherry Blues sees the return of the fabulous Heinous Hound Blues band featuring Steve Lucas, Matt Dwyer, Ash Davies, Dave Hogan and Jerome Smith playing two blistering blues sets for free.

As a special treat Fenn Wilson, the Port Fairy Folk Festival 2019 Emerging Artist of the Year, will play an opening set from 3pm.

Sunday Cherry Blues is back in AC/DC Lane.

The Smokes

Greatest Hit Show

Alrighty so word is out that we’ve swung the doors back open down AC/DC Lane; yeah we did celebrate the end of our time amongst the 101 Collins suits but some things out of our control have stalled our move so we’re back, crankin' amps, amongst the restaurants again as things should be!

On June 29th, we have possibly the world’s greatest The Strokes tribute band, The Smokes, return to the Cherry stage to celebrate the bands legendary catalogue!

The first two albums are truly some of the greatest studio works to emerge in the indie rock revival of the last twenty years. Their debut, Is This It, was instantly a classic that shaped wardrobe choices and soundtracked indie-disco dancefloors everywhere. The Nike air of indie rock returned triumphantly with an instant classic in Room on Fire! They didn’t break out into stadium rock and we’re all the more thankful for it. An album that again was full of indie-disco dancefloor fillers as they posed as a Cars cover band (cover band you say?) on lead single 12:51, the throbbing bass riding hurricane Reptilia and boozy last drinks call out of The End Has No End.

The first two albums are corkers, but let’s not forget the first hint of the following Third Impressions of Earth in “Juicebox” was such a tune! And “Heart in a Cage” and “You Only Live Once” are fair corkers also! Maybe you’ll hear some tracks from later albums but bet ya bottom dollar the best from those first three records are gettin’ a go live.

So dust off that double denim, pull out your favourite vintage dress and experience the of the 2000's indie-rock explosion

Every time they’ve played it’s sold out in advance so we recommend buying a ticket ASAP to witness the saviours of rock ’n’ roll live! Kinda witness.

Nick Oliveri (USA) & Svetlanas (RUSSIA) Tour

The man, the myth, the legend Nick Oliveri (QOTSA/Kyuss) returns to Australia this July, teaming up with Russian punk sensations SVETLANAS for what will be their first ever joint tour down under.

The latest Australian tour, Nick Oliveri's third in solo mode after a majority sold out 2016 Aussie tour, will see both acts perform across the country on the back of an already announced Dead of Winter Festival appearance in QLD. Oliveri will rip out 'Death Acoustic' and Kyuss sets with local Aussie bands as well as randomly jumping in on bass with friends Svetlanas, known for their super high intensity live shows.

Svetlanas are no stranger to the big stage, lining up for performances at such international festivals as Vans Warped Tour (USA), South by Southwest (USA), Punk Rock Bowling (USA), Rebellion Festival (UK) Extreme Fest (FR) and more, earning praise and respect along the way from such punk and rock heavy hitters like Gene Simmons, Jello Biafra and The Adolescents, who they partnered with on a split release titled 'Hot War'.

The band says of the upcoming jaunt "We are really stoked to play Australia for the first time. We don't know what to expect but hey you don't either! As if that's not enough, we are very happy to make this Australian debut with our brother Nick Oliveri."

This will be one of the Punk Rock tours of the year. Get yourself primed and ready! Majority shows on sale now with VIP tickets available.

Nick Oliveri (USA) & Svetlanas (RUSSIA) Tour

The man, the myth, the legend Nick Oliveri (QOTSA/Kyuss) returns to Australia this July, teaming up with Russian punk sensations SVETLANAS for what will be their first ever joint tour down under.

The latest Australian tour, Nick Oliveri's third in solo mode after a majority sold out 2016 Aussie tour, will see both acts perform across the country on the back of an already announced Dead of Winter Festival appearance in QLD. Oliveri will rip out 'Death Acoustic' and Kyuss sets with local Aussie bands as well as randomly jumping in on bass with friends Svetlanas, known for their super high intensity live shows.

Svetlanas are no stranger to the big stage, lining up for performances at such international festivals as Vans Warped Tour (USA), South by Southwest (USA), Punk Rock Bowling (USA), Rebellion Festival (UK) Extreme Fest (FR) and more, earning praise and respect along the way from such punk and rock heavy hitters like Gene Simmons, Jello Biafra and The Adolescents, who they partnered with on a split release titled 'Hot War'.

The band says of the upcoming jaunt "We are really stoked to play Australia for the first time. We don't know what to expect but hey you don't either! As if that's not enough, we are very happy to make this Australian debut with our brother Nick Oliveri."

This will be one of the Punk Rock tours of the year. Get yourself primed and ready! Majority shows on sale now with VIP tickets available.

Elephant Hive

Show One
A chance underground venue meeting on holiday in Tel Aviv, has led Israeli riff kings ELEPHANT HIVE to now be touring Australia for their second time come July under the steam of new album release 'Buffs'.

Known for their high intensity and highly technical live shows, Elephant Hive have toured all through Israel, Russia and greater Europe, Australia and now Japan, taking part in high profile alternative music festivals in which they are continually hailed as one of the most exciting bands in the world to watch. Tom Bollig (drums) is a monster behind the kit, delving into time signatures and off-beat rhythms that leave the listener dazed and confused.

With less-than-2-minute full tilt musical pieces and outbreaks of energy, the band combines African sounds and rhythms with alternative Indie Punk Rock a la Deerhoof, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool and Autolux to create a Stoner Prog Rock style that must be witnessed.

"Israeli power duo who rock as hard as anyone" SCENESTR

Elephant Hive will light up venues across the country in a live show not to be missed. Appearing at Cherry Bar in Melbourne's ACDC lane with supports and further detail to be announced. This will be night one of a tasty double header.

Elephant Hive (ISRAEL)

Show Two
chance underground venue meeting on holiday in Tel Aviv, has led Israeli riff kings ELEPHANT HIVE to now be touring Australia for their second time come July under the steam of new album release 'Buffs'.

Known for their high intensity and highly technical live shows, Elephant Hive have toured all through Israel, Russia and greater Europe, Australia and now Japan, taking part in high profile alternative music festivals in which they are continually hailed as one of the most exciting bands in the world to watch. Tom Bollig (drums) is a monster behind the kit, delving into time signatures and off-beat rhythms that leave the listener dazed and confused.

With less-than-2-minute full tilt musical pieces and outbreaks of energy, the band combines African sounds and rhythms with alternative Indie Punk Rock a la Deerhoof, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool and Autolux to create a Stoner Prog Rock style that must be witnessed.

"Israeli power duo who rock as hard as anyone" SCENESTR

Elephant Hive will light up venues across the country in a live show not to be missed. Appearing at Cherry Bar in Melbourne's ACDC lane with supports and further detail to be announced. This will be night one of a tasty double header.
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