Gigs

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
Check out the smooth stylings of the Heinous Dog Blues band: Steve Lucas, Jerome Smith, Dave Folley, Matt Dwyer & Chris Wilson.

The Avenue Tuesday Residency

W/ SYNS
Catch electro-rock legends, The Avenue alongside SYNS on their first stop during their May residency at Cherry bar! The Avenue will be hitting Cherry Bar for a residency in May after supporting sophomore EP 'NAMES' with an east coast Australian tour.. Drawing from synth new wave bands and modern post-rock bands, THE AVENUE create a sonic palette that is both lush and powerful. Reminiscent of The 1975 and The Cure with dream pop influences like CHVRCHES, the band has quickly gained a reputation for pop songs that have serious weight behind them.

In 2017 they released their debut EP FACES, which was an indie rock affair drawing comparisons to Catfish and The Bottlemen and The Killers.

“... [the band] are literally like the Australian version of the 1975. Very poppy, but maybe a tad more rocky.” Claire Mooney • Triple J
“The band’s sophomore offering sees them meld ’80s-inspired synth pop with modern post-rock to create a unique sound...” • Music Feeds
"The Avenue are without a doubt a band to keep on your radar." • Beat Magazine

With new EP NAMES out, lead single LOVE jumps out of the speakers with all the ferocity of a panther, pouncing on the listener, demanding their attention. Their most rock on the EP, the other songs are dense and synth heavy. Sounding like a cross between Blade Runner and Troye Sivan at times the EP showcases the bands progression as not only songwriters but as producers. The band have supported national and international acts including British India, The Getaway Plan, Paper Lions (CA), All We Are (UK), Columbus, and CREO.

Jon Toogood (Shihad) 30th May

Wednesday Residency
Join Jon Toogood every Wednesday at Cherry as he detaches himself from the Shihad electric wall of sound, with an unplugged solo set.

Delivering music in tribute to those who influenced him on his unique musical journey, some tracks from his solo side project – “The Adults”, as well as very different styled delivery of a selection of Shihad material.

This is a showcase that promises to singe the unspoken law of “What goes on tour, stays on tour” in-between playing a couple of sets, Jon likes to share some of his larger than life musical life.

The Mamas 31st May

Thursday Residency
This funky, soul group are hanging out at Cherry every Thursday during the month of May!
Do you find yourself craving any of the following?

Milk
Discipline
Being asked if you're warm enough
Squashy hugs
Being smacked in the head

We know you answered 'yes' to all of the above, and we've got you sorted. The Mamas are an eight-piece soul, RnB and funky fem-hop outfit from Melbourne, led by four of the sassiest vocalists you'll ever meet. Sneans single and music video out now.

The Mercy Kills

W/ Midnight Alibi & Tall Relatives
The Mercy Kills will launch their latest Ep, Supersonic on Saturday June 2nd at the iconic Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane.

The title track is accompanied by a fast paced animated video produced by Australian film director Daniel Armstrong of Strongman Pictures and features artwork by Jen X. Joining The Mercy Kills for the launch will be the cool rock swagger of Midnight Alibi and the sonic punk sounds of Tall Relatives.

2017 saw TMK release the Ep, End This Way, followed by an Australian tour with Everclear and shows in France and Germany.
The band are looking forward to blastin’ out a new set of songs at their fave Melbourne rock haunt Cherry Bar before some interstate shows.
Come get Supersonic!

Wesley Fuller’s KICKS

w/ Zoë Fox & The Rocket Clocks
Don't it seem like KICKS just keep gettin' harder to find? Well there's a new scene that'll blow your mind!

Wesley Fuller presents KICKS ☆

Melbourne's newest mid-week dance party will feature the swinging sounds & freakish grooves of some of the city’s finest live acts, accompanied by hit after hit of thumping floor-fillers to shake & shimmy to. A discotheque where hard hitting, foot stomping, hand clapping, fist pumping sounds reign. Big beats and funky breaks. Dress to impress, drink to success and dance like the best!

Take a magic carpet ride with your curator and curly-haired host, Wesley Fuller - through the golden age of pirate radio and beyond. Expect to hear all things ☆ GLAM ☆ FREAKBEAT ☆ SOUL ☆ ROCK & ROLL ☆ PSYCH ☆ BUBBLEGUM ☆ FUNK ☆

Thursday Soul W/ Thando

thando is bringing her genre bending brand of R&B to Thursdays at Cherry.

Thursday 7 June
Thursday 14 June - With Special Guests, Horns of Leroy!
Thursday 28 June
Thursday 19 July

Come shake away the winter chill as we turn up the heat in Melbourne's iconic Cherry Bar basement. $10 Espresso martinis, and 45s with DJ Vince Peach... you can't ask for a better night.

‘She was more than performing, she was commanding… never seen anything like it’ BEAT MAGAZINE

Ticks available at the door
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Divefest 2018

W/ Massive hardcore lineup
Welcome friends!

You are invited to Divefest 2018, a display of extremely heavy music for an even heavier cause. We are very proud to announce that each band has agreed to donate their purse for the night to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

LINEUP -

HAILGUN
FIELD
DIPLOID
MERCHANT
HOLY SERPENT
BØG
CORDELL
SEASON'S TOMB
MOTHERSLUG
NERVE
MOUSTACHE ANT
DEADER
WOLFPACK
CASCADES
DEVIL ELECTRIC
THAW
SUNDR
RELIGEOUS OBSERVANCE
HYBRID NIGHTMARES
INVERLOCH

For anyone who has been unfortunate to have been touched by cancer, you know the desperate, dreadful feeling of helplessness that accompanies. The Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre helps to ease this burden and make the darkest time in somebody's life, somewhat brighter.

Join us at Cherry bar on Saturday 9th June over the Queen's Birthday weekend as we raise money for Peter Mac, and raise a glass to everyone affected by this destructive disease both past and present.

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
Check out the smooth stylings of the Heinous Dog Blues band: Steve Lucas, Jerome Smith, Dave Folley, Matt Dwyer & Chris Wilson.

Thursday Soul W/ Thando

w/ Horns of Leroy!
thando is bringing her genre bending brand of R&B to Thursdays at Cherry.

Come shake away the winter chill as we turn up the heat in Melbourne's iconic Cherry Bar basement. $10 Espresso martinis, and 45s with DJ Vince Peach... you can't ask for a better night.

‘She was more than performing, she was commanding… never seen anything like it’ BEAT MAGAZINE

Ticks available at the door
ID Required

Blind Man Death Stare – Big Smack Tour

Australia’s hardest working DIY punk rock band just can’t seem to stop touring.
Amidst recording their second album with Jay Whalley (Frenzal Rhomb) and Dan Antix (Nerdlinger) in June, the band will see itself on the road again around the country, this time heading over to the West Coast for Debut shows with super best friends in The Decline.
This will be the last national tour before BMDS fly across the pond for a massive European tour, comprising with slots at the illustrious Punk Rock Holiday, Rebellion Fest and plenty more.
The band also understands the current economical climate so they’ve graciously made tickets dirt cheap.

Darcee Fox – Revolver Tour 2018

W/ Screaming Eagle & Sweet Gold
Since releasing their debut album Islands in April 2017, Melbourne Rock n’ Roll quintet Darcee Fox have been riding a wave of glory, in the form of stellar feedback, reviews, and live shows.

Drawing influence from some of the greatest and most revolutionary artists in history, including, but not limited to, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones, Darcee Fox continues to create original bluesy, ‘two-guitar’ Rock n’ Roll – the kind that has afforded them the opportunities to share the stage with revered bands such as Rose Tattoo, Everclear, The Screaming Jets, Juke Kartel and Gilby Clarke.

2018 will see Darcee Fox embarked on a tour that will see them take their brand of “classic-meets-modern Rock n’ Roll” to every corner of Australia.

Cherry Blues: Phil Para

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of Blues
Phil Para is a guitarist/ singer/ songwriter and undoubtedly one of the most exciting performers in Australia. Distinctive guitar talents push all the boundaries and are combined with exceptional vocal abilities and a powerful stage presence. Phil’s energetic performance includes a remarkable degree of showmanship such as playing with his teeth and behind his head. Phil earns great respect from peers and audiences alike and attracts a cult-like following wherever he plays.

Thursday Soul W/ Thando

thando is bringing her genre bending brand of R&B to Thursdays at Cherry.

Come shake away the winter chill as we turn up the heat in Melbourne's iconic Cherry Bar basement. $10 Espresso martinis, and 45s with DJ Vince Peach... you can't ask for a better night.

‘She was more than performing, she was commanding… never seen anything like it’ BEAT MAGAZINE

Ticks available at the door
ID Required

The Grogans – EP Launch

w/ Special Guests
The Grogans are are three piece, Melbourne based band specialising in high energy surf - rock music. There are a lot of aspects to our music that add to our surf-rock style, there are hints of gutsy blues rhythms and dirty grunge/punk driving grooves that completes our sound as well as even a cruisy, laid back reggae aspect.
We have played heavily around Melbourne for a couple of years now, playing around Brunswick, Northcote, CBD, Collingwood etc. We have sold out the Ding Dong Lounge playing our EP launch last June and sold out Baha in Rye. We have made a good name for ourselves down the East Coast and have played numerous gigs around the area such as Ninch Fest both this year and last year. Both years sold out.
We have Just finished recording our third EP in Ocean Grove which will be coming out on the 15th of June entitled 'Grogan Grove'.
We have played with bands such as Good Doogs, Dear Seattle, Drunk Mums, Polish Club and Northeast Party House to name a few and hope to keep growing our name in the industry and push ourselves to get bigger and bigger gigs.

Better Half Album Launch

W/ Easy Life, Reside & Clove
Forming in 2015 as a side project of Thornhill guitarist, Matt Van Duppen (guitar) and Belle Haven guitarist, Chris Vernon (vocals), Better Half have been slowly making a name for themselves in the Melbourne alternative rock/emo scene off the back of their first two singles, ‘Reasons To Leave’ and ‘Mourn’. Fresh from supporting the likes of Citizen, Touché Amore, Turnover & Being As An Ocean, Better Half will take the stage for their first ever headline show at Cherry Bar on June 23 with special guests Easy Life, Reside & Clove.

Their highly anticipated debut 7” EP ‘Maybe I Was Wrong’ will be released May 11 via Resist Records.

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
Check out the smooth stylings of the Heinous Dog Blues band: Steve Lucas, Jerome Smith, Dave Folley, Matt Dwyer & Chris Wilson.

Thursday Soul W/ Thando

thando is bringing her genre bending brand of R&B to Thursdays at Cherry.


Come shake away the winter chill as we turn up the heat in Melbourne's iconic Cherry Bar basement. $10 Espresso martinis, and 45s with DJ Vince Peach... you can't ask for a better night.

‘She was more than performing, she was commanding… never seen anything like it’ BEAT MAGAZINE

Ticks available at the door
ID Required

SheWolf – ‘The Other Side’ Debut Album Launch

with guests
After much anticipation and years of hard work, SheWolF finally release their debut album, ‘The Other Side’ in a night that promises serious musical talent and quality entertainment. The album is the culmination of three years of writing and multiple incarnations of the band, bringing a sound that pays homage to several different genres and demonstrates the growth and change in the band’s musical style.

Opening the night are acoustic duo Jarrod Marsh and Clea Freeland, followed by Melbourne rock veterans, Cicadastone, and infamous party rockers, Atomic Riot. Then SheWolF will take the stage to showcase their album live and bring their own surprises to the show.

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz and contemporary sounds, supported by some of Melbourne’s top performers, guarantees a kickass night.

Cherry Blues: Three Kings

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of Blues
Melbourne blues super group, Three Kings brings together a trio of this country’s most dedicated, authentic blues artists, with down and dirty, totally inspiring results.

Radio Moscow (USA)

W/ Special Guests
California power-trio Radio Moscow have just announced their return to Australia with a two week tour planned for down under in June/July of this year.

The hard-hitting band have carved their own sonic niche in international Blues, Rock and Psych circles since their formation in 2003, regularly playing some of the world's largest festivals including Ride Festival, Desert Daze, Electric Funeral, Psycho California and more, also having supported the likes of Graveyard, Witchcraft, Joe Bonamassa and Pentagram throughout Europe, North America, South America and Australasia. Their retro sound, fuelled by the likes of Hendrix, Sabbath, Zeppelin and Cream, bring waves of fuzzy hard-rocking riffs and sweaty, cranked up Blues straight to the listener in an epic and much-acclaimed live experience.

This tour will mark the outfit's fifth studio album 'New Beginnings', a powerful 10-track Blues Rock ride, amongst the midst of a recent worldwide signing to Century Media Records. Previously produced by the likes of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Radio Moscow regularly receive the highest of critical acclaim with the New York Music Daily citing their previous release “Live in California” as the Best Heavy Psych Album of 2016.

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)

Miss Ink Melbourne 2018 – 10th Anniversary Tour

Come and join us as local tattooed women compete for the title of Miss Ink Melbourne 2018 and Miss Tattoo Melbourne 2018.

Our competitors will compete in 3 pageantry rounds - casual wear, formal wear, swimwear - and will be judged by a panel of experts from within the tattoo, modelling, and/or fashion industries.

There will also be plenty of live entertainment provided throughout the night so come along, have a drink and enjoy a fun night out.
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