Gigs

FLOGS

After playing their first show at a rowdy house party and getting real drunk together, the name 'Flogs' stuck with the boys as their mates announced them on their backyard stage.

Forming in early 2017, Raff (Guitar/Vocals), Ben (Bass) and Mitch (Drums) came together to write some tunes and have some beers. After writing some songs together they decided to self record their first EP, which was released in December last year.

Since then, Flogs have played venues in Melbourne such as The Tote, Northcote Social Club & Yah Yah's along with a run of interstate shows playing in Adelaide, Sydney & Wollongong.

Flogs' raw indie-punk sound and the guys cheeky personalities make for a great live performance. The shows are fun, full of raw energy and a good excuse to get drunk with your friends.

Soul In The Basement W/ Fulton Street

The world’s longest running weekly soul night welcomes back FULTON STREET on Thursday, September 20. The 7-piece band will take to the Cherry stage from 10pm to 11pm. Legendary DJ Vince Peach is also set to spin the tastiest funk and soul 45s until the early hours of the morning.

If that wasn't huge enough, we also have Lauren Brydie, Shonelle Wicky, Robert Simone and Sam Boon joining the FS lineup. Sassy vocals PLUS smack-you-in-the-face horns can only mean one thing: party vibes and rad times guaranteed.

ENTRY $10
DOORS at 9pm

Franjapan

1st year Franjabirthday
Franjapan are a Melbourne quintet whose neoteric interpretation of 1970s pop-rock and neo psychedlia music, couoled with hazy psych-distortions have led to them tailoring a uniquely benign, yet danceable sound.
April of 2018 saw the band release their first EP titled 'Caveman,' which was premiered by Happy Mag, and having the track 'Chanson Chien' chart to number 16 on the Unearthed charts.
September will mark 1 year since Franjapan officially formed, so it calls for celebration on the 21st of September with Garage Rock legends 'The Brungas' and fellow Psych-pop rockers 'The Attics.'

SATURDAY MATINEES W/ CHILD

W/ TWO HEADED DOG
Melbourne heavy blues stalwarts CHILD are heading back to Europe in October to play Rockpalast Crossroads with US chart toppers Blackberry Smoke and a string of festivals and club shows with legendary US band Acid King.
In the lead up to their 2018 European Tour, CHILD will play 4 Saturday afternoon matinees at Cherry Bar in September and a post-grand final evening farewell extravaganza. Afternoon shows are free entry and all ages are welcome with a guardian.
CHILD will perform material from their recently released EP "I" and road-test new songs for their forthcoming 3rd LP. Copies of "I" on 12" 45RPM Vinyl are sold out online and only available from shows.

The Credits Album Launch

Come party with The Credits as they launch their new 7" single "Californian Reptile/Into The Night" at Cherry Bar AC/DC lane Saturday September 22nd!

Supports TBA!

Doors 8pm - $10 entry.

The Credits are a potent cocktail of Rock n Roll, Punk and Garage Metal.

Formed in Melbourne in 2016 and after only a handful of shows they recorded their debut EP ‘Kill Pop Radio’ at The Aviery recording studio in Abbotsford before subsequently launching it at the Cherry Bar in AC/DC lane.

The Credits played regularly around Melbourne and a few regional dates before heading into the studio with Jason Fuller at Goatsound studios to record the new single Californian Reptile/Into The Night which has been pressed on 7” Vinyl and slated for a September release.

With the single launch and interstate touring, the second half of 2018 is shaping up to be a very busy time for the group. They will continue building their reputation as a band with killer hooks and a fierce live show.

The Credits are:
Ryan Gates - Vocals
Cam Mahar - Guitar/backing vocals
Jason ‘Hutchy’ Hutchinson - Bass
Yen Nguyen - Drums

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound W/ OPELOUSAS

Cherry Blues 7th Birthday Celebration
Yes we still weekly showcase some of the best blues players around every Sunday afternoon at Cherry! And this Sunday September 23rd we’ll be celebrating a now seven years running of Cherry Blues.

For our birthday bash we’ve welcomed:

Heinous Hound Blues Band:

The brainchild of Steve Lucas (one of the founding members of the seminal Australian band X by the way!), Heinous Hound Blues Band are no stranger to the Cherry stage and rightfully so. This group of ramshackle hounds howl the house down and their sheer mastery finds them rockin’ the joint for any punter that decides to take the plunge and wander down AC/DC Lane for a lazy little afternoon session. Don’t miss this bring it on home!

Opelousas Band:

Never one to simply hang her hat on that classic ARIA nominated Confessin’ the Blues release in ’99, Kerri has continued to take on new challenges with a variety of acts showcasing her mastery of blues, country and folk. With Opelousas, she’s cooked up some gumbo by combining her rough and raw vocals with that dirty and stripped back guitar and fiddle work from Alison Ferrier! Add in the swamp-soaked percussion of Anthony Shortte and it’s a recipe to head up the river to hear the bull whip cracks of thunder in the night.

Soul In The Basement W/ Hot Sludge Fundae & Masco Sound System

Cherry Bar September Residency
Hot Sludge Fundae & Masco Sound System go back 2 back at Cherry BarSoul Nights for 3 Thursdays in September. A combination made in heaven, or Paris, or some sweaty neon dancehall in 1950's New Orleans. These are some post-modern old timers. Rock n roll, analogue dance, funk - punk, soul and sultry and sweet and salty and all the flavours. They don't care for labels, they'll take them all, as long is it makes you move.

Both bands are coming into this residency tight as a tiger, off the back of recent east coast tours, vic-tours, album & single releases. They've been going hard out, and it has culminated in this hefty b2b reso, a modern day gladiator battle, bad VS evil, evol VS love. Gladiator goes to the moon. The milky way for our coliseum.

Come and witness the spectacle.

IV League

Grand Final Eve!
IV League bring their dreamy '90's rock revival to Cherry for a special inner-city club show!
Not keen on the footy? Swing past Cherry to catch a band that is continuing to impress Aussie punters nationally having recently appeared at Bigsound music conference, toured with the likes of Ali Barter Bec Sandridge, one a spot on Laneway fest’ for Triple J’s Unearthed competition and landed in the top 50 most played artists on Triple J Unearthed Radio and capped off the year and appeared at Falls festival. A run of ripper singles now in “Sylvia”, “Change Your Mind” and the recent “Superstar” all built layers of 90’s fuzz around some pretty bulletproof hooks and this is your chance to catch the band bring their self described “post-surf, idiosyncratic goth rock” to Cherry for a special inner city club show!

CHILD

W/ COSMOS and RIVER OF SNAKES
Melbourne heavy blues stalwarts CHILD are heading back to Europe in October to play Rockpalast Crossroads with US chart toppers Blackberry Smoke and a string of festivals and club shows with legendary US band Acid King.
In the lead up to their 2018 European Tour, CHILD will play 4 Saturday afternoon matinees at Cherry Bar in September and a post-grand final evening farewell extravaganza. Afternoon shows are free entry and all ages are welcome with a guardian.
CHILD will perform material from their recently released EP "I" and road-test new songs for their forthcoming 3rd LP. Copies of "I" on 12" 45RPM Vinyl are sold out online and only available from shows.

Cherry Blues: Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie

Original Blues/Soul band
With New Orleans swagger, a large cup of soul, a spoonful of blues, and a dash of jazz noir, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie hoots and hollers with all its might. Imagine Tom Waits meeting Hound Dog Taylor in Bourbon St, New Orleans and you’re getting close. The sound is heartfelt and raw, the influences primal and instinctive; perhaps not schooled, and certainly not slick. Conceived over many nights of shared musings, quaffing of wine, and listening to old vinyl records, the Rum Reverie is the brainchild of life-long friends and former Steve Boyd & The Preachers band mates Paul Fiddes on drums, and Steve Boyd on lead vocals and guitar – augmented by upright bass, brass, and Hammond organ.

Amped Festival 2018

Amped Festival 2018 is GO!
Last year was HUGE and this years line up is INSANE!
Stay tuned for more updates

Appearing at Amped Festival 2018 (in no particular order)

El Colosso, RED BEE, HEADBORE, Lillye, Figures, Envenomed, Verona Lights, NEVER, Kill : Death : Ratio, MESHIAAK, Harlott, Mason Official, Shatter Brain Primitive

Whole Lotta Rosie W/ Daxx Nielsen from Cheap Trick

ACDC Tribute
Whole Lotta Rosie are simply the best AC/DC show Australia has ever seen......With a Twist !
Not only does the pedigree of this band look like a rockers dream, but they have an amazing female singer (Cynthia Gallie) that does justice to Bon and Brian like never before.
Have you ever heard someone belt out Back in Black like Brian did in 1980 ? You will now !!

Our VERY special guest for this show is Cheap Trick drummer Daxx Nielsen

Daxx is touring Australia with Cheap Trick and Foreigner in October this year, and chose the Cherry Bar and Whole Lotta Rosie to pay his own tribute o his favourite drummer – AC/DC’s Phil Rudd

Featuring:
James Morley - The Angels/Choirboys
Rohan Moran – Thunderstruck
Greg Aldridge – Josie Jason & The Argonauts
Kevin Hunt – Josie Jason & The Argonauts

This show will leave you spellbound.
Get a spot upfront and see what everyone is raving about...

Pearl Jam Tribute – 25th Anniversary of Vs. Album

Melbourne Music Scene band together to pay tribute to Pearl Jam’s Vs album on the 25th anniversary of its release.
19th October 1993 Pearl Jam released their second studio album Vs. Following the success of their debut Ten, the band stakes were high.
The heavy touring schedule and pressure created the perfect storm that resulted in Vs. and Melbourne’s music scene is getting together to pay tribute to this record.
Although the music scene has changed dramatically in the past 25 years, the strong influence Pearl Jam have on the current music scene is still apparent.
On the date the record was released, 19th October, members of The Ugly Kings, Busy Kingdom, Winter Moon, Honeybone, Cash and The Reveries will band together to play the record in it’s entirety to celebrate it’s release and the songs and sounds that have influenced generation of rock bands at the iconic Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, Melbourne.
Opening the night is local rock bands Wasted Sun and Honeybone.
With hits like “Animal”, “Daughter”, “Dissident” and more, the record features some incredible musicianship and some of the best drumming captured on tape in the ‘90’s alt-rock pantheon, ‘VS’ sees Eddie Vedder break out some of his most memorable lyrics and melodies.
A chart topping success (despite it’s deliberately non-commercial intentions and attitudes) and one of the most important and vital albums of the 90’s, VS is a tour de force in songwriting and rock and roll exploration.
Join a studded cast of local Melbourne talent, including Russell Clark of ‘The Ugly Kings’, Milly Moon from ‘Winter Moon’, Cassandra McCawley of ‘Cash’ and more, as they charge through the album track by track, and finish off the night with a selection of Pearl Jam favourites.
With sets of original music by Wasted Sun & Honeybone to kick off the night, this is one show not to be missed!

Birdcloud

Farewell Show
What is too be said for the raunchy two piece female duo Birdcloud? An act that the Houston Press proclaimed to be “The most dangerous group in country music”. Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green certainly don’t play it straight with their cheeky brand of humour, impressing Australian audiences earlier this year with jaw dropping performances including Boogie Festival. Lauded for their irreverence, the duo have been banned from YouTube for breaking community guidelines, booed at America’s Got Talent and pursued pushing the boundaries of the status quo with challenging lyrics made to question the America of today.

Stuck Out

You Won’t Come Home Tour
Melbourne's Stuck Out charged into the spotlight of the Australian alternative scene earlier this year with their critically acclaimed debut EP You Won't Come Home.
Don't Bore Us called it "the essential pop punk growing up narrative", while KillYourStereo stated "...there’s something about ‘You Won’t Come Home’ that feels… fuller; that just feels better. The songs here feel far more real, deep and purposeful and I’m not talking about just the lyrical themes or emotions on offer either. The music itself feels anything but the paper thin efforts of some of Stuck Out’s local and international contemporaries."
After selling out their EP launch, and a range of shows across the country, Stuck Out are taking this EP for their first headlining run, and they couldn't be more excited.
Joining Stuck Out on this run is Sydney sad-boys (and unofficial Greyscale Records super-group) Whatever Forever. The five piece, which features members of Justice For The Damned and Our Past Days, channel incredibly catchy riffs and sing along choruses.
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