Gigs

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute
Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chilli Peppers tribute band!
$10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT too!

Australia’s premier RHCP show, BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK, return to the stage to bring you a surreal experience jam packed with all your favourites hits from the worlds most loved band!

They last played down AC/DC Lane to a SOLD OUT SHOW so best to get ya tixs now!

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!

David Bowie celebration

Free Entry with your Bowie T Shirt
Hey it's the 50th anniversary of the classic "Space Oddity" and it's our second last weekend down AC/DC Lane (for reals this time) and we’re starting it right by celebrating the life of the legendary David Bowie! A true chameleon of popular culture, leaving behind masterworks that will forever stand the test of time.

When struggling pop singer David Jones created the stage name David Bowie, it was the birth for what was to be an outlet for one of the most creative minds in rock ’n’ roll history. His ability to reinvent himself and create a tapestry of iconography within the constraints of popular music is unparalleled. Taking the experience of music beyond your hi-fi speakers, Bowie was a creative force that would pull you into his various guises and concepts.

Cherry DJ’s will be spinnin’ the best from Bowie across both rooms covering all periods (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, his return to pop in the ’80’s, late 90’s alt-rock leanings and self penned requiem that was Blackstar) so everyone can have a boogie! We’ll be slingin’ $10 Espresso Martinis and partying ’til 5AM!

It all starts from 11PM and it’s FREE ENTRY for those sporting their Bowie shirt or face paint. Or it’s an easy $10 entry. And hey, not every single song played for six hours will be a Bowie song coz that be weird but we'll be playing HEAPS of Bowie across the six hours xo

Oh and as per the usual when we celebrate this legend, if you can pull off his Goblin King costume it's free entry because you deserve it :)

Smoke Stack Rhino

W/ Winter Moon & Bird Snake
Alright, so on Saturday July 20th we have Yarra Ranges-based trip Smoke Stack Rhino live on The Cherry Stage down AC/DC Lane!

After taking some time to regroup after the departure of a beloved band member, the band are back with some fresh sounds!
The new path has seen the band explire outside of thier comfort zone, jamming on everything from roots and reggae through to prog and psych rock!

So Come down and check out the evolution of the band on Saturday July 20th as they take to the tage with one of thier favourite Melbourne artists, Winter Moon, and proudly present the amazing 6-piece, Bird Snake.
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!

Phil Para Benefit Show

All proceeds will go to Phil Para & family
Phil Para Band benefit show at Cherry
Featuring BRAD COOK Overload, along with special guests!
Please note: All proceeds will go to Phil Para to support him and his family during his recovery from quadruple bypass heart surgery.

Legendary Melbourne guitar wizard Phil Para is a Melbourne icon. Phil has slayed stages and shocked punters with his wizardry for decades. For those unaware of his recent health issue, Phil is currently recovering from quadruple bypass heart surgery.

The man truely is folklore in a town that is the rock capital of the world. Adding to this fact, the day before he suffered this heart attack Phil was feeling rather crook yet of course powered through two sets on the Cherry stage in what owner James Young described as nothing less than an “incendiary on-stage performance”. Crook to the point of literally having a heart attack to follow, the crowd begged him to play one more song and the great man decides to jump back onto the stage and perform a farewell Hendrix encore. Yeah.

Brad Cook (who many punters know as always delivering the goods with Soundgarden and GunsNRoses celebration shows) will be performing all things Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, ZZ TOP and more with a bunch of top Melbourne musicians as we host a fundraiser show to assist Phil and family whilst he recovers.

As The Living End’s Chris Cheney stated to Cherry owner James Young once whilst watching Phil play “Every guitarist, every musician in Melbourne looks up to Phil Para. Like so many others, he’s an unsung hero, but those in the know know. Phil Para is a legend.” We’re encouraging all Cherry massive to get around what will be a great night of live music to help out one of our best.

Cherry Bar is still located down AC/DC Lane until Sunday July 28th.

Cherry Blues w/ Bat Country Blues Jam

Comprising of Melbourne's top lined dive bar players, the Bat Country Blues Jam will take your senses to the Rhythm & Blues world and beyond to a frontier of the good bad and gorgeous souls.
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free.....There's also a negative side.”

Warped

The last Wednesday night down AC/DC Lane!
Warped live on the Cherry stage!
Support from SPAWN & Invasion Skies on the evening and it’s only $10 entry

NOTE: Throughout our FINAL week in AC/DC Lane, all shows (other than our Sunday arvo Cherry Blues which is free) are only $10 admission each with no pre-sales. That's right, get down early because it's door sales only with a first in, best dressed policy.

Okay so, it's the last week in our beloved basement before we finally move on... We encouraging everyone who is gonna miss live music down AC/DC Lane to join us on Saturday July 27th when we welcome some true cavaliers in the Australian music scene, Warped!

For over 20 years (yep this lot have been active since their early teens) they’ve been spittin’out what’s good lead by Ben “Lightning Boy” Watkins over so many 7”, a picture disc, splits, limited press cassettes and album releases as well as countless bootleg and live radio sessions. Like a true and honest RockNRoll story, Wapred have had their run-ins at different times with various members of the media, record labels, promoters and bookers, but at the same time they also found some incredible people in those very same industries that will remain life long friends…

Despite being mid-week, we’ll be kickin’ on for drinks post-show because we’re making the most of our last week with the keys to this joint.

Soul In The Basement w/ Kylie Auldist & Soul Movers

The last Thursday night down AC/DC Lane!
Kylie Auldist live on the Cherry stage!
Supported by The Soul Movers and DJ's
$10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT too!

NOTE: Throughout our FINAL week in AC/DC Lane, all shows (other than our Sunday arvo Cherry Blues which is free) are only $10 admission each with no pre-sales. That's right, get down early because it's door sales only with a first in, best dressed policy.

Okay so, it's our last week in our beloved basement before we finally move on... We encouraging everyone who is gonna miss live music down AC/DC Lane to join us on Thursday July 25th when we welcome “This Girl” Kylie Auldist back to the classic Cherry stage, one more time!!!

Yep Melbourne’s high priestess of soul will be delighting us with her sublime vocals and electric live performance that sure does get everyone up and about for a boogie. A local talent who is praised by the world's soul and R&B community; this run of shows is perfect reason to get out of the house and refuse the cold weather from stopping a good time in Melbourne town.

Admission to this show allows you to of course stick around and party ’til late following on from a fantastic live act early as Cherry DJ's spin classic RnB, funk and disco. We'll be slingin' $10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT too!

The Dead Amigos

The last Friday night down AC/DC Lane!
The Dead Amigos live on the Cherry stage w/ support from Dead Preachers & Zenith Moon live on the Cherry stage

NOTE: Throughout our FINAL week in AC/DC Lane, all shows (other than our Sunday arvo Cherry Blues which is free) are only $10 admission each with no pre-sales. That's right, get down early because it's door sales only with a first in, best dressed policy.

Alrighty so on our last Friday night down AC/DC July 26th we have bluesy stoner rock band The Dead Amigos on the Cherry Bar stage.

Rawing influences from Jack White, The Vines, Pink Floyd, The Doors and Jimi Hendrix, Their debut self-titled EP combines a blend of genres such blues, rock, funk and country. It has the variety to tickle taste buds and raw power to invoke rage.

Joining them for a night rock n roll & blues are southern gothic blues band Dead Preachers & local 5 peice rock n rollers Zenith Moon!

Admission to this show allows you to of course stick around and party ’til our 5AM closing.

Child

The last Saturday night down AC/DC Lane!
CHILD live on the Cherry stage!
This is a limited capacity special “return to Oz” show for the band…

NOTE: Throughout our FINAL week in AC/DC Lane, all shows (other than our Sunday arvo Cherry Blues which is free) are only $10 admission each with no pre-sales. That's right, get down early because it's door sales only with a first in, best dressed policy.

Okay so, it's the last week in our beloved basement before we finally move on... We encouraging everyone who is gonna miss live music down AC/DC Lane to join us on Saturday July 27th when we welcome the heavy blues merchants in Child, back to the classic Cherry stage one more time!!!

We can not stress enough to catch Cherry fav’ Child and discover why their brand of heavy, blues wizards is driving this trio as one of our burgeoning Australian live music exports currently. This return home club show of sorts is hot off the heels of their extensive run across Europe and as such, a great chance to experience cuts from their most recent EP and their third upcoming studio album; old and new material hardened by the road how guitar bands used to be! Get around this intimate show before Child take on a huge run of shows across the country, supporting the likes of Screaming Jets and Rose Tattoo for the “Off the Chain” tour.

Admission to this show allows you to of course stick around and party ’til our 5AM closing.

AC/DSHE

The last Sunday night down AC/DC Lane!
Acdshe Australia live on the Cherry stage!
It’s only $10 entry and $10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT too!

NOTE: Throughout our FINAL week in AC/DC Lane, all shows (other than our Sunday arvo Cherry Blues which is free) are only $10 admission each with no pre-sales. That's right, get down early because it's door sales only with a first in, best dressed policy.

Okay so, it's the last week in our beloved basement before we finally move on... We encouraging everyone who is gonna miss live music down AC/DC Lane to join us on Saturday July 27th when we ham up the namesake of our legendary address and pay reverence to one of musics greatest with AC/DSHE live, on the classic Cherry stage! Expect a classic album set, specific tribute to the Bon lead years and hey, maybe a jamboree of local talent joining them on stage who knows!?

Alrighty we’ve locked in AC/DSHE for the ultimate, original female fronted AC/DC tribute show in Australia! Imagine yourself on the rock circuit back in the day or even In the current moment, this band delivers a sonic boom that cranks out all the classics you love to sing along to as well as giving you such an energy buzz when the lead guitarist walks out into the crowd to electrify with sizzling lead breaks and the singer that keeps you engaged in the full show, marry this up with a humming rhythm section that keeps the engine running, it is in no doubt one of the best shows you will see on the live circuit today.

Admission to this show allows you to of course stick around and party ’til whenever we end up closing *wink
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