Gigs

Bree Lowden & In Other Worlds

A selection of the freshest Melbourne indie rock, punk, blues acts each week
Bree Lowden is a looping artist from Melbourne.
Indie/reggae/blues/rock. Influences including Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Sticky Fingers, Highly Suspect.


8pm DJ
9pm Bree Lowden
10pm In Other Worlds

Jumbo Mavis + Harris

Free Entry
Fresh off the release of their debut EP 'Big Mirrored Box' and spins on triple j for singles 'Bloodstream' and 'Atlas Habitat', alternative/rock duo Jumbo Mavis will be hitting up Cherry Bar for an intimate two date residency on the 18th & 25th of July.

Aerials – Drawing Blood Tour

Brisbane's Aerials are soaring high today, announcing the imminent release of their new single and video "Drawing Blood." Bursting with neck-breaking riffs and "Blade Runner" inspired synthesizers, "Drawing Blood" is the latest and certainly their hardest-hitting single. They are also today rolling out the news of the celebratory tour dates in July 2018, hitting up hometown Brisbane and visiting Sydney and Melbourne in a short-but-sweet bunch of live events that sees them playing in Brisbane's The Foundry, Sydney's iconic rock box Frankie's Pizza and Melbourne's rock palace Cherry Bar.

40th Anniversary of Powerage Album – AC/DSHE

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic 1978 Powerage album
It has been 40 years since the release of ACDC greatest album, Powerage. Come down to Cherry Bar and help celebrate the classics!
AC/DSHE - Melbourne's finest Acca Dacca tribute, fronted by "Bonnie Scott", who brings the legend to life with all the classics from 70's and 80's era.
Pure adrenalin rock with a right mix of hard and heavy hitting, be on notice that this band don't hold no punches when it comes to live performances on stage, so bring earplugs and get your best singlet out.. coz' here they come to "shake your foundations" at a venue near you.

JAMES YOUNG PRESENTS CHERRY SATURDAY “MATINEES” W/ RESIDENCY FROM FLUFF

Special Guests: Redreo Redriguez & His Inner Demons
Every Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm starting 14 July.
FREE entry.

Saturdays 14, 21, 28 July and 4 August Residency with “the best band in Melbourne” FLUFF.

Fluff features Neil Wilkinson (ex-Redcoats) on lead vocals and guitar, Danny Leo (ex-King of The North) and Rhys Kelly (ex-Redcoats) on bass. Fluff have just released their self-titled debut album and are coming off a sold-out Launch at The Tote. With their CherryFest ’ 8 performance and their outstanding heavy 70's rock artistry FLUFF are the talk of the town.
James Young describes Fluff: “It’s like a 2018 version of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on Vegemite…” A different quality support act, hand-selected by FLUFF, will open each week.

+ Every Saturday DJ Bobby Lou Hellacopter will be spinning some classics!

Check them out: Website link below

FREE entry. FREE FLUFF at Cherry Saturday Matinees!

CHERRY BLUES: Opelousas

Free Entry
Bare-boned blues for free-wheelin' minds. Come and see their new blues three-piece!

Valley Kings & Dirty Rats

A selection of the freshest Melbourne indie rock, punk, blues acts each week
Dirty Rats were originally a 5 piece rock band that were very active in the Melbourne pub rock scene from the mid to late 1980's. The band released a 4 song EP in 1987 and played extensively throughout Victoria, as well as interstate festivals such as Ponde 88 until internal pressures caused the band to implode and eventually fold in the early 90's. Smashcut forward 25 years and the Rats are back, with a new line up, but still playing “old school” hard rock, trying to stay faithful to the sound the band had in the 80s when we were all fresh faced and optimistic, and had hair and stuff.

Valley King are a five piece band hailing from all around Melbourne, all coming from different styles musically and looking to merge it all together to make something amazing!

8pm DJ
9pm Valley King
10pm Dirty Rats

Free Entry!!!

That Gold Street Sound ~ Single Launch

W/ The Putbacks & Stripped Back China Beach
Melbourne Soul band That Gold Street Sound are launching their new single at Cherry Bar on Friday the 3rd of August.

Back in February last year we were on our way to play the Live n Local stage at St. Kilda fest when we got a fateful phone call... another band was unable to play on the New Music stage and we were asked to fill in. Thanks to that amazingly lucky turn of events we were then voted Best New Act and a won slot on the Main Stage the following year (an absolute highlight of our lives) and $5,000.

Thanks to that stroke of luck and the support of you, our friends, we have been able to go in to the studio and record an album that we are really proud of.

'Only Lonely' is our first single and we would love to celebrate it with you.

Support acts TBA

Rackett

W/ special guests
RACKETT​ make loud and experimental punk-pop. Based in Sydney, Australia, the band have moved
from virtual anonymity to playing in major theatres and festivals throughout Australia, receiving regular
airplay on community and commercial radio, features in Rolling Stone Magazine​, become the featured
talent in national campaign for General Pants​ and earned a reputation for “Thrilling live shows, a technically proficient and powerful sound, and a DIY hyper-femme aesthetic”, The BRAG​. Supporting the
likes of Abbe May​, The Bennies, Sticky Fingers, DZ Deathrays​ and having completed national touring
with The Darkness​ (UK), Killing Heidi​ and Stonefield​, the band have crafted an adventurous live show
described by The Music​, as “It’s intense, it’s magical”.
The band have also appeared at Groovin theMoo​ (2018), Festival of the Sun​, Secret Garden Festival​, Hotter than Hell​, Electric Lady​ and more. In 2017, the band released three singles; Prey​, Ready or Not ​and BATS​ from their debut EP Ready orNot​. In early 2018 the band have released two singles Alive ​and Space Cadet, ​which they produced, recorded and mixed themselves. ​The band have successfully sold out venues throughout Sydney and Melbourne in support of these releases and have been been played on Triple J, Triple J unearthed, FBI, 4ZZZ, 2SER​ and more. In 2017, RACKETT charted at #10 in the itunes Canadian Rock Chart and have also been featured on major Spotify indie playlists.
In late 2017 the band were crowned the winner of the Australian Hotels Association ‘Rockin the Puburbs’
competition and were finalists in the VB Hard Yards competition.

JAMES YOUNG PRESENTS CHERRY SATURDAY “MATINEES” W/ RESIDENCY FROM FLUFF

Special Guests: Tyson Hodges Trio & Fandango
Every Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm starting 14 July.
FREE entry.

Saturdays 14, 21, 28 July and 4 August Residency with “the best band in Melbourne” FLUFF.

Fluff features Neil Wilkinson (ex-Redcoats) on lead vocals and guitar, Danny Leo (ex-King of The North) and Rhys Kelly (ex-Redcoats) on bass. Fluff have just released their self-titled debut album and are coming off a sold-out Launch at The Tote. With their CherryFest ’ 8 performance and their outstanding heavy 70's rock artistry FLUFF are the talk of the town.
James Young describes Fluff: “It’s like a 2018 version of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on Vegemite…” A different quality support act, hand-selected by FLUFF, will open each week.

+ Every Saturday DJ Bobby Lou Hellacopter will be spinning some classics!

Check them out: Website link below

FREE entry. FREE FLUFF at Cherry Saturday Matinees!

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.

The Dead Love

W/ Special Guests
“Grungy, effective & passionate. ‘Wake Up’ is their best yet.” Claire Mooney Triple J

Self-professed “shitty grunge” dudes The Dead Love are back with a brand new single and some exciting tour news. Following on from their summer anthem ‘Ordinary’ which garnered strong Spotify and triple j support, the band now introduce ‘Wake Up’. It’s a heartfelt and thought provoking rock song with a powerful message that shows a much deeper side to the Sydney band.

Frontman Stevie Knight explains the song’s meaning further..

“‘Wake Up’ is a reminder that violence towards women is still very much present among us and happening closer than you think. It’s a story of an ugly breakup turning physical, and touches on how some friends stayed silent, even while others spoke up.”

In exciting news, The Dead Love have just inked a deal with 123 artist booking agency and will hit the road in August for an east coast run of shows in support of 'Wake Up'. This run will include shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and Brisbane with local Melbourne punk upstarts Bakers Eddy along for the ride. Local supports will be announced soon. Tickets on sale now!

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.

Redro Rodriguez & His Inner Demons

Redro Redriguez leads an ever revolving, and evolving crew of Melbournes best musos on a quest to develop, and perform stunning fuzz tunes. Calling on the gods of 70s rock, Indie Rock, and Stoner rock, combining these influences with philosophical lyrics, and delivering with chaos, and fire.

Denim Daddy, the second album from Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons is intense, and intimate Rock & Roll. Lyrically it hits hard with recurring themes of masculinity, violence, government, and self determination running through the record.

Joining Redro on stage will be the album recording line up of Danny Leo and Neil Wilkinson from Fluff, Adam Cole from Bugdust and Mike Findlay (Dr Colossus). Gemma and Lia Sharard will also be joining in on vocals.

Special Guests for this show will be Stiff Richards, Ute Root, and La Bronco

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.

Eddie Spaghetti

Free Entry
Everybody’s got that pal they turn to whenever they need a party, and for a long time Eddie Spaghetti, of Supersuckers, has been that guy. Revelling in the center stage spotlight and the wallop of thousands of PAs for thousands of shows across the land, Eddie’s learned how to coax the inner life of the party out of all of us. His solo career is an extension of his life-long love of roots music, but full of pop hooks and wiseguy humor delivered with a brain, a heart, & a beer.

Support: Fandango

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.

Palace Of The King

After blowing European audiences away on their "Get Right With Your Maker" European tour, and following SOLD OUT shows at the Corner Hotel and The Gov with Baby Animals, Palace Of The King are returning to Cherry Bar where it all began.
These are the first Australian headline shows for POTK since 2017!
Armed with their biggest album yet "GET RIGHT WITH YOUR MAKER" which features the epic ‘I Am The Storm’ and foot stomping ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’ plus heaps of old school classics, POTK will hit the stage at Cherry Bar to heat up your winter like a Hawaiian volcano in a show not to be missed on Friday August 24.

Joining Palace Of The King on the night will be Riff Raider and The Dead Lips

Unlucky EP Launch

After a somewhat turbulent history of line-up changes, member reshufflings and instrument alterations, Unlucky was left with three members: vocalist Walid Shahin, guitarist/bassist Kosta Tsourdalakis and drummer Kristina Tsourdalakis. In August of 2016, these three friends from Melbourne set out to create music that meant something. They wanted to get people jumping with their brand of heavy alternative rock/hip hop, but they also understood music as a means of inspiring fresh thought in listeners.

In September of 2017, the band put on a huge show at Ding Dong Lounge to promote the release of their first single, ‘K.F.C.’. Since then, Unlucky has been working steadily on completing their debut 6-track EP which embodies their love for music and prompts conversation about social, cultural and political issues. After years in the making, it is finally due for release and things are bound to get messy!

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.

Aburden

After 2 solid years of playing the ‘My Old Friend’ setlist over 5 tours and countless shows, Aburden are saying goodbye with one last show. Having charted high on the iTunes Charts and garnering 500,000+ plays on Spotify, Aburden make way for new music by saying their final goodbye to their first EP.

Supporting them will be label mates and good friends in The Comfort, Whatever Forever from Sydney & hometown locals in Parkwood. Tickets are on-sale now!

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.

Siltman ~ EP Launch

Like the twisted love child of a ‘Mellow Gold’ Beck Hanson and the Delta Blues of Son House, SILTMAN stir the gritty sediment at the bottom of the blues barrel, create some raucous, bluesy/indie heavy rock.
Back at Cherry to launch their follow up EP ‘Cold Winters Day’. 6 tracks of bluesy riffage exploring life, death, debauchery and everything in between…what more could you ask for!
Joining them on the night are Melbourne stalwarts The Vendettas and Phillip Island’s noise merchants Boxthorn:half cut.
Siltman FB: https://www.facebook.com/siltmanofficial/
The Vendetta’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/thevendettasrock/
Boxthorn: half cut FB: https://www.facebook.com/boxthornband/

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.

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

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.

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
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