Gigs

Black Aces

Black Aces are back for a run of Aussie summer shows. Returning to Melbourne's favourite rock'n'roll bar Cherry Bar with very special guests all the way from Sydney The Neptune Power Federation plus Ramblin’ Gold in support.

Cherry Blues: Phil Para & Band

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

Them High Spirits

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You're about to witness the Earth-quakin', Booty-shakin', Heart-breakin', Neighbourhood-wakin', Love-makin', Drug takin', Biscuit-bakin', Devastating, Liberating, Levitating, Never-fakin', Intoxicating, Breathtaking, one & only THEM HIGH SPIRITS.

Trick Gypsy

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Punk Rockers Trick Gypsy, a three-piece band from Melbourne, bring a mix of energy and rawness back to the stage. Inspired by artists like Jebediah, Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr, Trick Gypsy are, quote "Pretty far out, man. Just ask Mum" according to guitarist, frontman and songwriter Felix King. The trio of Felix, Josh (bass) and Tom (drums) have been together for 3 years, and write their own original, spicy tunes

Kylie Auldist

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Kylie Auldist is at centre stage of the funk, soul and disco scene in Australia and is the voice of the 2016 European
summer smash hit ‘This Girl’ by Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners. In November 2016 she took out the award for Best Album in the funk/soul category at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Described by The Music Magazine “Melbourne’s high priestess of soul”, her critically acclaimed fourth album Family Tree combines her love of contemporary Electronic Dance Music with influences from the hedonistic, golden age of Disco, Funk and Boogie. She possesses a voice that can run the gamut from soaring vocal pyrotechnics to heart-wrenching tenderness. Her energy on stage is absolutely electric with a huge dose of boogie power.

Child

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Hot off the back of their October European tour and fresh out of the studio, CHILD return to Australia’s most influential rock and roll stage at Cherry Bar. Following a bumper 2018 that saw the release of the EP ‘I’, a performance on the world renowned German TV show Rockpalast and the completion of their yet to be released 3rd LP, CHILD will perform a mix of old and new material hardened by the road.
Supports to be announced.

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
The brainchild of Steve Lucas (one of the founding members of the seminal Australian band X by the way!), Heinous Hound Blues Band are no stranger to the Cherry stage and rightfully so. This group of ramshackle hounds howl the house down and their sheer mastery finds them rockin’ the joint for any punter that decides to take the plunge and wander down AC/DC Lane for a lazy little afternoon session. Don’t miss this bring it on home!

Turtle Wave & Platy-pus

Hot off the heels of a busy month, jazzy psych surf rockers Turtle Wave will be bringing their pedal-stomping maximalist sound to Cherry Bar. Expect loads of blood, sweat and grooves.

Joining them will be r&b/funk/jazz/soul-slingers Platypus with some tasty jams to boogie away a long hot summer's night.

Join us from 8:00 for this completely FREE night of funky fun

Kylie Auldist

W/ Guests
Kylie Auldist is at centre stage of the funk, soul and disco scene in Australia and is the voice of the 2016 European
summer smash hit ‘This Girl’ by Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners. In November 2016 she took out the award for Best Album in the funk/soul category at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Described by The Music Magazine “Melbourne’s high priestess of soul”, her critically acclaimed fourth album Family Tree combines her love of contemporary Electronic Dance Music with influences from the hedonistic, golden age of Disco, Funk and Boogie. She possesses a voice that can run the gamut from soaring vocal pyrotechnics to heart-wrenching tenderness. Her energy on stage is absolutely electric with a huge dose of boogie power.

Rack Jones “Shut up & Love Me” Single Launch

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Jonesy Gang,

We know you been waiting, you been waiting REAL patiently for this.... But you know we always got you!

We are super excited to have you down to Cherry Bar to launch our new tune "SHUT UP AND LOVE ME".

We also have some new MERCH for you to get your little mits on!

Clear your schedule, this one is going to be MEGA!

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.

Cherry Blues: Phil Para & Band

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: Phil Para & Band

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: Phil Para & Band

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

A Place To Bury Strangers (USA)

Try, if only for a moment, to envision a scenario in which you could still be completely *surprised* by a rock band. It’s not easy. In fact, it’s increasingly rare.
A couple of years ago, A Place to Bury Strangers were in search of a new drummer. Lia Simone Braswell, an L.A. native, had recently moved to New York, and was playing drums in shows around Brooklyn “just to keep her chops up.” As it turned out, APTBS bassist Dion Lunadon caught one of those shows and, after seeing her play, was moved to ask her if she’d want to come to a band practice sometime.
“I told some of my friends about it before I met up with them,” Braswell says, of the rehearsal that would soon lead to her joining the band. “They told me, ‘You’re just gonna have to keep up as much as you possibly can.’”
“To be fair, she had also never seen us live,” Lunadon adds. “She didn’t necessarily know what she was getting into.”
What she was getting into: For well over a decade now, A Place to Bury Strangers—Lunadon, founding guitarist/singer Oliver Ackermann, and, officially, Braswell—have become well known for their unwavering commitment to unpredictable, often bewildering live shows, and total, some might say dangerous volume. They don’t write setlists. They frequently write new songs mid-set. They deliberately provoke and sabotage sound people in a variety of cruel yet innovative ways. They can and will always surprise you. “When something goes wrong on-stage, a lot of bands will crumble under the pressure,” says Ackermann. “We like the idea of embracing the moment when things go wrong and turning it into the best thing about the show.”
This April marks the release of Pinned, their fifth full-length and an album that finds them converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. It’s their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where Ackerman lived, worked, and created with complete freedom. “After DBA closed, I moved to an apartment in Clinton Hill,” he says. “I couldn’t make too much noise, couldn’t disturb my neighbors. I would just sit there and write with a drum machine. It had to be about writing a good song and not about being super, sonically loud.”
There are searing meditations on truth and government-led conspiracies (“Execution”), as well as haunting, harmonized responses to the tensions of our current political climate (“There’s Only One of Us”). It all opens with “Never Coming Back,” a frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and Lunadon’s unrelenting bass. “That song is a big concept,” Ackermann says. “You make these decisions in your life…you’re contemplating whether or not this will be the end. You think of your mortality, those moments you could die and what that means. You’re thinking about that edge of the end, deciding whether or not it’s over. When you’re close to that edge, you could teeter over.”
It’s a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole. “As things go on, you don’t want them to be stagnant,” Ackermann says. “Being a band for ten years, it’s hard to keep things moving forward. I see so many bands that have been around and they’re a weaker version of what they used to be. This band is anti-that. We try to push ourselves constantly, with the live shows and the recordings. We always want to get better. You’ve got to dig deep and take chances, and sometimes, I questioned that. It took really breaking through to make it work. I think we did that.”
They definitely did.

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.

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
The brainchild of Steve Lucas (one of the founding members of the seminal Australian band X by the way!), Heinous Hound Blues Band are no stranger to the Cherry stage and rightfully so. This group of ramshackle hounds howl the house down and their sheer mastery finds them rockin’ the joint for any punter that decides to take the plunge and wander down AC/DC Lane for a lazy little afternoon session. Don’t miss this bring it on home!

Cherry Blues: Phil Para & band

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
The brainchild of Steve Lucas (one of the founding members of the seminal Australian band X by the way!), Heinous Hound Blues Band are no stranger to the Cherry stage and rightfully so. This group of ramshackle hounds howl the house down and their sheer mastery finds them rockin’ the joint for any punter that decides to take the plunge and wander down AC/DC Lane for a lazy little afternoon session. Don’t miss this bring it on home!
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