Jeremy Costa Band

Joined by local groovers The Dead Amigos and Stevie & The Sleepers
Jeremy Costa; A kaleidoscope of sound and styles, Motown grooves and rock guitar, classic melody and 21st century determination. Spending time in New York with producer and engineer Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger), and guitarist Craig Ross (Lenny Kravitz) Jeremy found a team with whom he could constantly push the boundaries of what an album should be. Backed by an incredible band he is sure to get any audience grooving.


Wednesday Residency in March
Fresh from what was a knock-out front-bar residency at The Tote earlier this year, FLUFF will be returning to the scene of their first ever headline show for a month long residency on the Cherry stage.

Whilst their album is currently being mixed, this residency will be an opportunity for fans to check out the bands (ex-members of King Of The North & Redcoats) brand of fuzzy, cosmic sorcery in an intimate mid-week setting!

Fulton Street

Thursday Soul Night Residency In March
The world’s longest running weekly soul night welcomes back FULTON STREET. The 7-piece band will take to the Cherry stage from 10pm to 11pm. Legendary DJs Vince Peach and Logan Gibson are also set to spin the tastiest funk and soul 45s until the early hours of the morning.

Sassy vocals PLUS smack-you-in-the-face horns can only mean one thing: party vibes and rad times guaranteed.

The Southern River Band

A show not to be missed!
In a world where starting off a biography with "In a world where" is the norm, The Southern River Band are apparently no different. In the very same world, where labelling ones self is encouraged, where being able to describe ones style is expected, The Southern River Band neither know, nor care how to fit themselves into these pigeonholes.

Head south on Perth's so-called "Freeway", jump on Roe Highway, Hang a right on Nicholson Road, go through the busiest roundabout in Australia, and you'll find yourself in Thornlie, the home of The Southern River Band. A country town in the heart of the suburbs, where the jukeboxes stock very little other than the very same songs you would've heard reverberating out of them in 1970's.

They say you're a product of your surroundings, who are "they"? Nobody knows. But, they're not far wrong. You're bound to find one of the boys recycling their spare change, putting on 'Come Back Again' for the 3rd time in the space of 4 hours on any given Friday arvo.

Bare Bones

Supported by Maverick
After being main touring support for Rise Against, Bare Bones have announced their own Australian headline tour, which will see them playing venues all through Australia. Joining them in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane is MAVERICK.

Since their formation in 2013, Sydney’s Bare Bones have been all party and recklessness, a suspenseful maelstrom of off-kilter guitars and razor sharp vocals. This is sweaty, visceral, and feisty rock music that bears shades of The Bronx at their most relentless.

After the release of their two EP’s, ‘Villains’ and ‘Cut Throat Living’, Bare Bones wasted no time in establishing themselves as a moving force within the Australian Punk scene, garnering sterling reviews from Australian music press, and turning heads of industry insiders.

Recently Bare Bones joined the ranks of iconic heavy label Resist Records, with the band stating “Each one of us cut our teeth in a scene that was pioneered by punk and hardcore bands under the Resist banner, so in that regard Resist has been held in such high esteem by all of us for more than a decade. Being asked to be part of the Resist family was extremely humbling, and feels like the perfect label for what Bare Bones is about.”

With this signing came Bare Bones long awaited debut full length record, ‘Bad Habits’, which features their single 'Ravensburg'. This is a natural progression from Bare Bones’ two EP releases ‘Villians’ and ‘Cut Throat Living’. There’s more melodic dynamics in these songs, but they’re balanced by tones and riffs more crushing than ever. The result is inspiring, stated by Rolling Stone Magazine as “a hit record of the genre.“

Grasshole (Album Launch)

W/ Palmerslum, The Balls & The Deadlines
It's finally here. The highly anticipated debut album from Grasshole 'Fuzz of Flavour'. After a 10 date tour around Australia, and with 13 fresh new tracks, the lads are playing 1 show in Melbourne.

Grasshole have had a relentless 2017 building up to this moment. 53 shows total, the Indonesian album tour leg in November, 3 singles & filmclips, and 4 Aussie tours. The hardwork is finally about to payoff and we want to share the love with yaz!!!

*BUY/LISTEN to 'Fuzz Of Flavour" here:

With awesome support from Palmerslum, The Balls & The Deadlips

Thornhill (EP Launch)

W/ Special Guests
THORNHILL will be celebrating the release of their brand new EP 'Butterfly' for their first ever headline show in Melbourne. Joining them will be good friends in SLEEP TALK from Adelaide and local acts MIRRORS & INCEPTIVES. Tickets are on-sale now!

Animal Hands (Album Launch)

Celebrating the release of their debut album 'Tonic Clonic'
Animal Hands invite you to celebrate the release of their debut album 'Tonic Clonic' recorded at Birdland Studios in Prahran with producer Lindsay Gravina (Rowland.S Howard, Magic Dirt) The band's line-up includes founder, songwriter Danielle Whalebone (lead vocals, guitar) regarded as having a voice that possesses "passion and emotion by the bucket load her vocals - have eerie, murmuring undertones comparable to The Kills and Bat for Lashes”-Review, 'Undercover FM' -Melbourne. Alongside Kleber Croccia (Lead guitar ) Jamie O’Shea (bass guitar) and Noosh! (drums).

Their first single released off the album 'Hunger' was reviewed by Triple J Executive Producer Tommy Faith as having” an unexpectedly memorable vocal melody through this track and a
charm about it”. The band has already received airplay on Triple M, Triple R and PBS, 4ZZZ and are excited to embark on their first interstate tour with The Mercy Kills.

Smoke Stack Rhino

W/ Sunset Junkies & Snakeskin Ally
With a bushman's swag full of new riffs, Smoke Stack Rhino are back. After a 9-month absence from the Cherry Bar stage, the boys are returning to everyone's favourite Melbourne watering hole on Saturday 14th April. With Queensland's Byron Short and The Sunset Junkies shaping up alongside local up-and-comers Snakeskin Ally, grab yourself a cool bevvy at the bar and get around it!

John Garcia (USA)

Destroy All Lines Presents
Close your eyes and just imagine cruising down Route 66 in a Mustang Convertible. It’s just turned from dusk to night and there is nothing but the cool breeze, a lonely road and a coyote howling at the moon that’s illuminated with a map of the cosmos within it. Now open your eyes…welcome to the world of JOHN GARCIA.

Over the last two-plus decades, JOHN GARCIA‘s voice has set the standard for the sound of the California desert. His work in genre-progenitors Kyuss speaks for itself — loudly, and with much fuzz — and subsequent outfits Vista Chino, Unida, Slo Burn, Hermano. His contribution to the legacy of rock n roll is relentless not historical.

We invite you to hitch a ride, settle in the backseat and listen to his stories as he performs tracks across his storied catalogue acoustically for the first time ever in Australia.

Cosmos (Album Launch)

W/ Black Heart Death Cult & Aunty Leo & The Backstabbers
Melbourne heavy psych blues outfit Cosmos will be launching their second album ‘Coming Home’ on the 27th of April at Cherry Bar in Melbourne. After releasing their self titled first album, the band has spent the last year writing and recording the new album alongside testing the waters with new material through energetic live performances. ‘Coming Home’ presents a matured Cosmos and focuses further on psychedelic blues exploration alongside a more grounded approach to songwriting. Joining Cosmos on the night will be psychedelic rockers The Black Heart Death Cult and spaghetti westerners Auntie Leo and The Backstabbers.

Dr. Colossus – Honour Nathan Johnston

profit will go towards Nath's wife Kate's 'Trek For Kindness' raising funds for Edgar's Mission
We lost our drummer and best friend Nath last year. Just after releasing our debut record The Dank, of which Nath performs some of the best drum work of his all too brief life here with us.

After much deliberation and grieving together, Mike and myself have decided it is appropriate to get on stage again as Dr. Colossus and play these songs again. For Nath, and for those who loved him.

Nath's dear friend Josh Eales whom grew up on a kit alongside Nath (I've even seen them drum together side by side at a party once) will be playing the drums. We will also be joined by my brother Joel on lead guitar. Joel and myself played in our first band together with Nath about 100 years ago and I think it will be important to have some family in the band. He is also the best guitarist I know.

These shows are a thank you to everyone who has reached out to us, supported us, and helped us through this rough period. The love and compassion we have received from the community, local and abroad has been amazingly overwhelming and we want to thank you in the best way we know how...playing outrageously heavy riffs and singing dumb songs about The Simpson.

These shows are also a release. A chance to get together, to remember and talk about Nath and the good times he gave, to listen to the music he created. To laugh, cry, grieve and to love.

Any profit will go towards Nath's wife Kate's 'Trek For Kindness' raising funds for a charity close to Nath and Her heart, Edgar's Mission

BulletBoys (USA)

W/ Special Guests
The BulletBoys began as a collection of talented musicians from high profile bands such as King Kobra and Ratt. Using their credentials, they were able to quickly capture the attention of music fans around the world while front man Marq Torien emerged as one of the most underrated vocalists of the era.

The BulletBoys formed in 1988 at the very peak of the Los Angeles glam metal movement. With record companies constantly searching for new talent, they possessed a pedigree that most bands would kill for. Unlike the other glam rockers of the day, the BulletBoys were more hard rock and blues fusion than pure hair metal. Thanks to comparisons to the likes of Aerosmith and especially Van Halen, talent scouts came running and the band quickly received their first major label contract.

Their hit laden debut album featured, the now seminal classics, ''Smooth Up In Ya'', ''Hard as a Rock'', and their rocking cover of ''For The Love Of Money''. Whilst the band sat in the pocket amongst their hair metal contemporaries, Torien's vocals and showmanship drew comparisons to everyone from David Lee Roth through to Terence Trent Darby.

The Bulletboys have consistently continued releasing albums, and in the process, redefining themselves amongst modern day contemporaries, all whilst maintaining that hard rock edge that brought them to the forefront in the late '80s.

30 years later in 2018, the Bulletboys release their newest album, ''From Out Of The Skies'' and show no sign of slowing down.

This year also sees the Bulletboys head down under for the very first time allowing long time fans to experience one of the most consistent and rockin' live bands up close and personal on Australian shores.

Cherry Rock 2018

Cosmic Psychos and more to be announced!
Cosmic Psycho’s will play Cherry Rock 2018!

The legendary Cosmic Psychos will be bringing their yobbo-rural-punk from the sunburnt farms of regional Victoria to the world renowned AC/DC Lane for Melbourne’s only true laneway festival, Cherry Rock. Their legacy firmly entrenched with a history bringing Aussie pride to the masses whilst touring with other legendary acts such as Mudhoney, Nirvana, L7, Helmet, Motorhead and the newer generation in Dune Rats, High Tension, Clowns and Chezza favourite Amyl & The Sniffers.

The group that Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane described as an "arty kind of punk noise, somewhere between The Birthday Party and a more narcotic sounding Ramones” are back on the road touring their new album, “Loudmouth Soup”. They’ll be crankin’ amps and making an absolute racket in-between buildings down the back gulley of 101 Collins along with so many ripper bands that will be announced shortly, so grab an early bird ticket and don’t miss out!

Bon But Not Forgotten

A celebration of Bon Scott's Birthday
Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70's! This show brings together some of the world’s greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend behind one of the world's greatest ever bands, AC/DC, and their iconic singer Bon Scott who celebrates his Birthday on July 9th.

Featuring a knock-out line-up, including past members of AC/DC and other Aussie rock icons, The Angels and Electric Mary, this band knows how to electrify a crowd with its explosive repertoire of AC/DC's greatest hits.

Not content with just performing a 'Best Of' set, the band also focuses on some gems that aren't commercial in nature, but true fans will love to hear them live, some for the first time. This show replicates the sound, style and passion of AC/DC, without pretence.

It is quite simply THE most natural sounding AC/DC performance of any band, other than AC/DC themselves. There is no other band on earth that can perform the show like these carefully selected musicians.

The line-up features the consummate talents of:

Simon Wright – Joined AC/DC after the departure of Phil Rudd in 1983

Phil Emmanuel – Considered one of the greatest guitar players on Earth, along with his brother Tommy, they have been adorned accolades from famous guitar players, the world over.

James Morley – Former bassist with ARIA Hall of Fame band, The Angels, and guitarist with Choirboys.

RUSTY – One of Australia's hardest rocking front men from ELECTRIC MARY

Paul Woseen – Bass Guitarist and one of the founding members of The Screaming Jets (VIC dates only)