Gigs

50th anniversary of ZZ Top with Fandango

2x sets!!
Cherry celebrates the 50th anniversary of ZZ Top with Fandango playing two special sets full of ZZ fan faves and the top hits too!

Yessum the baddest of the bad, beer drinkin’, hell raisin’ bandits from Houston Texas are celebrating their 50th year!

The band has consisted of vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard. The 2004 Rock ’N’Roll hall of fame inductee’s have been raisin’ hell throughout all these decades whilst rackin’ up (hmmm?) eleven gold, seven platinhum and three multi-platinum albums with some pretty iconic album covers to boot!

So the excellent Fandango will be doing what they do live on the Cherry stage for two specials sets to celebrate the works of this legendary act. Crankin’ over that ’33 Ford Eliminator for an evening of glamorous beards, good ol’ fashion boozin’ & supercharged hot roddin’ blues!

See you at Cherry. And yep we thought we had to leave our beloved basemen,t though due to some red tape issues we’re back open down AC/DC Lane cranking amps!

Into The Void – Black Sabbath celebration show at Cherry!

A special one-off all star band The Wizards (with members from My Left Boot, Fluff, Sheriff and ex-Dead City Ruins) performing the best of Black Sabbath live on the Cherry stage along with support from Duneeater!
So this year marks the fiftieth since a group of aspiring musicians from Birmingham settled on the band name Black Sabbath. They’d been around for a short minute, though following lineup changes, taking their new moniker from an older horror film playing across the street from their rehearsal space and creating a sound that was the spawn of their industrial hometown, a legend was born.
Forget the need for numbers to validate (like over 70 million records sold), they are simply one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time. One that Rolling Stone Magazine has in the past referred to as “The Beatles of Heavy Metal”. We could discuss their classic albums (with and without the Prince of Darkness fronting the group), Tommy Iommi’s workplace industry in his youth helping to create new guitar playing techniques out of necessity, the numerous bands that are influenced by the group, though let’s just leave it to a rather important musician who adores Cherry…
"The heaviest, scariest, coolest riffs and the apocalyptic Ozzy wail are without peer. You can hear the despair and menace of the working-class Birmingham streets they came from in every kick-ass, evil groove. Their arrival ground hippy, flower-power psychedelia to a pulp and set the standard for all heavy bands to come - Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)
See you at Cherry. And yep we thought we had to leave ur beloved basement though due to some red tape issues we’re back open down AC/DC Lane cranking amps.

Littlefoot Album Encore Show!

Supports TBA!
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!

For the first Friday of June we’re welcoming back heavy/alternative outfit Littlefoot back to the Cherry stage! This hard working group who recorded their debut LP with world class engineer Tim Johnson (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Spazzys, Tex Perkins... to name a few) always bring a fiery live show to the stage that is always nice and loud and high energy. Good band to start the weekend with!

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!

Atomic Riot

Supports TBA!
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 restaurants but some things out of our control have halted our move to a new location… We’ve still got the keys so let’s party!

Okay, so for Saturday June 8th we’ve locked in Atomic Riot who'll bring their high energy, circa '70's and '80's Hard Rock and Metal inspired rock&roll show to the Cherry stage!

The radlordz will be bringin’ the whiskey business and their glammed up, supercharged hair metal to AC/DC Lane to crank some amps whilst their frontman high kicks his way around the joint like Diamond Dave. No guarantee of flying splits but keep an eye out! The show these bastard sons of Elvira put on is like jumping in the phone booth with Bill & Ted; always an excellent adventure.

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!

Shewolf w/ Dal Santo & Shewolf w/ Dal Santo

Public Holiday Eve
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 down the back gully of 101 Collins but some things out of our control… so we’re cranking’ amps amongst the restaurants again as things should be!

Shewolf will be rock n rollin' back onto the Cherry stage for a special, impromptu, inner-city show show on Sunday May 26th!
SheWolF are a fresh, all-female band who play their original material in a modern hard rock style featuring vocal harmonies, melodic guitar solos and powerful drumming. Comprised of triplet sisters, the band's unique bond provides a fresh new take on old classic rock and roll with a modern twist.
Known for their explosive but tight live shows, Del Santo has stayed true to their unique sound on their new material. Having played one of their very first shows at the venue nearly 5 years ago, they’ll be cranking’ amps, hard, down the AC/DC Lane because why not..we reopened! While your down the lane, enjoy one of our $10 Espresso Martinis!
starting the evening is indie singer-songwriter Seb Szabo with his band The Hype.

And unlike most band rooms, we're open 'til 5AM here at Cherry and party right through!

Reside – TLTYS Release Show

supports TBA!
With $10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT and a ticket to this show allowing you to stick around and party ’til 5AM

Aight so you know the drill yeah? We’re back open down AC/DC Lane instead of a new spot around town coz of some red tape issues, so get around some live music at Cherry!

Okay, so for Friday 14th June we’ve locked in alternative rock band Reside who've recently just dropped their second EP "The Light You Saw". The five piece from Melbourne bring the alternative rock sounds that make you want mosh all night. For a band who has played along side Better Half, After Touch, Belle Haven, Stateside and Casey (UK) you know your going to be walking into one hell of a good time.
So if you're looking for a killer show and wanna enjoy the fact that our beloved basement is back open for now, grab a presale ticket asap!

The Bone Shack “Hot Knife” Single Launch

Supports TBA!
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 Saturday June 15th we've got 5 piece Rock N Rollers Bone Shack hitting the Cherry Bar Stage!

Fresh off the back of a festival set and the release of their debut single, they’re celebrating the release of their second single "Hot Knife" at Melbourne’s Home of Rock, Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane on June 15th.

Think dirty dive bars, cigarette smoke and rollin’ home when the sun comes up.

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!

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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