Wednesday 25th May
Mind Out! Trivia
Mind Out! Trivia returns! This weeks topic is “2 First Names“. Book your table now on 9687 2111
7.30pm start – Front bar
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Thursday 26th May
Rev Comedy featuring – Danny McGinlay + Victoria Healy + Luka Muller + Tim Clark + Sonia Di lorio + Cam Tyeson + MC: Rose Callaghan
Rev Comedy returns in May with another barnburner of a lineup, this month featuring A+ headliner DANNY McGINLAY.
Want more? You got it! Alongside him we’ve got
VICTORIA HEALY
LUKA MULLER
TIM CLARK
SONIA DI IORIO
CAM TYESON
and MC: ROSE CALLAGHAN
FUN. FREE. TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
8.30pm start – Front bar – Free
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Thursday 26th May
A Wilhelm Scream (usa) + The Decline + Anchors + Tigers
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Friday 27th May
The Iron Horses + The Shakes + Great Places
HEAD DOWN THE REVERENCE TO CATCH THE IRON HORSES FROM SYDNEY BLOW THE ROOF OFF THE REV WITH The Shakes AND Great Places. 10 BEANS ON THE DOOR
8.30pm – Front bar – $10
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Friday 27th May
Pirra + Lady Oscar + Sumner
The Wake Me Tour, inspired by their latest single release, sees the band travel across the east coast of Aus land to showcase their latest sonic endeavors from their up coming album. See the band perform at the Reverence Hotel on the 27th of May supported by the saucy Lady Oscar emperors of indie, Sumner.
8pm – Band room – $10
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Saturday 28th May
Fear Like Us (album launch) + Run Squirrel (nsw) + Lincoln le Fevre & The Insiders + Naked Waste
We are heading out with our mates Run Squirrel this May to support our new album “Succour” and Run Squirrel’s new EP!
Rarely has an album title rung truer to the philosophy of an act. Once Novacastrian, now long-time Melbourne act FEAR LIKE US have returned with a long-awaited second LP ‘Succour’, to be released via Poison City Records on May 6 on CD/Digital/Vinyl.
Once loosely categorised under the ‘folk punk’ banner, across twelve years Fear Like Us have evolved into a powerful genre-crossing melodic punk act. Respected as one of the foundation acts signed to the landmark Poison City label, Fear Like Us have inspired and informed the sound of many of the acts on the label, whilst retaining strong folk influences and boasting very broad appeal.
Fear Like Us’s impassioned sound harnesses electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, expansive drum sounds and frontman Jamie Hay’s signature gravelly growl. ‘Succour’ will deliver shivers down your spine like the the first time you heard crowded house on a balmy summer evening. Lyrically, Hay continues to explore political injustice, the peaks and pitfalls of the modern Australian pysche, love, loss and longing. These are uniquely Australian narratives, powerful, invigorating, earthy and deeply relatable.
8pm – Front bar – $15
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Saturday 28th May
Agonhymn + Warpigs + Matt Malone (Album Launch) + Fuschia (Syd) + Trappist Afterland + Limnal + Bunyip + Clive Of India (Syd)
THE DEVIL IN THE WEST / FEST 2016
Matt Malone is unleashing his long awaited debut record ‘S .I. X’ & rather than just have a gig he thought why not make a mini festival of it!
Along for the infernal ride he has put together a massive & eclectic line-up of some of his mate’s bands in the Melbourne & Sydney underground.
Ranging from the doom metal atmospherics of ‘Agonhymn’, the ambient jazz improv of ‘RIP nofun’, the indie jangle of ‘Limnal’, the acid folk psychedelia of ‘Trappist Afterland’, ‘Clive Of India’ (Syd) & 70’s legends ‘Fuchsia’ (Syd), to Footscray’s own ‘scunge’ outfit ‘Bunyip’, the audience is sure in for a night of ritualistic possession.
So come down to The Reverence this May 28th & feel the flames.
5pm! – Band room – $15
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Sunday 29th May
A Wilhelm Scream (usa) + The Decline + The Ramshackle Army + The Playbook
Hey Melbourne, for being so rad you are getting the only extra show that A Wilhelm Scream (USA) will be doing while they are in the country. We will be back at Reverence Hotel on May 29 and it will be an all request set!
Joining the boys for this show will be The Decline, Melbournes favourite celtic punks The Ramshackle Army and posi pop punkers The Playbook. This will be another wild night for this tour, so get your requests ready and grab a ticket and come party
8pm – Band room – $3o +bf
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Tuesday 31st May
Taco Tuesdays
$3 Tacos + $3 mexican beer from 6-9pm (while stocks last)
6-9pm – Front bar
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Wednesday 1st June
Mind Out! Trivia
Mind Out! Trivia returns! This weeks topic is “???????????“. Book your table now on 9687 2111
7.30pm start – Front bar
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Friday 3rd June
Pissbolt + Join The Amish + Rust Proof + Shitwreck + Chaingun
End the week with an extreme metal bludgeoning at The Rev. CHAINGUN will exhume you sonically from your worm-filled grave with their 70’s influence doom. Your rotten corpse will then be pulverised and violated by SHITWRECK’s brutal grinding intensity. RUST PROOF will rip your body apart with relentless hardcore riffage and agression. What mutilated limbs and appendages remain will be thrashed into a bloody mist by JOIN THE AMISH. And finally PISSBOLT will devour what is left of your mutilated remains and celebrate by desecrating the venue with their ungodly noisecore-thrash madness.
8pm – Band Room – $12
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Sunday 5th June
Marigold + Jo Neugebauer + Lachlan Hicks
Wintery June Sunday’s will be full of warm friends and warm hearts as we all come together to support those working to make a difference. Chords For A Cause is a fundraising benefit for:
On the Wildside Documentary
Adopt A Greyhound
Sea Shepherd Australia
First 3 weeks of June – Free acoustic acts in the front bar from 4pm. (A portion of the bar sales will be contributed to the fundraiser).
3pm – Front bar – Free
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Sunday 12th June
James Brook + Mike Denovan
Wintery June Sunday’s will be full of warm friends and warm hearts as we all come together to support those working to make a difference. Chords For A Cause is a fundraising benefit for:
On the Wildside Documentary
Adopt A Greyhound
Sea Shepherd Australia
First 3 weeks of June – Free acoustic acts in the front bar from 4pm. (A portion of the bar sales will be contributed to the fundraiser).
3pm – Front bar – Free
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Saturday 18th June
Iconic Vivisect + Future Corpse + Shark Puncher + Space Cadet
JET Promotions presents a fun night of music on Saturday the 18th of June, so come along to The Reverence Hotel and check out some sick-ass bands.
Doors open at 7:30pm and we’ll let you in for a measly $15. The bands kick off at 8:00pm sharp, so make sure you fill up on nachos and chimichangas beforehand.
Iconic Vivisect – Melbourne top-tier brutal death metal. Frantic riffing, stupidly fast blasts, and slams that will make you shit your dacks.
Future Corpse – A heavy prog trio playing odd time, pretty chords, and fun rhythms you can write home to your folks about.
Shark Puncher – Progressive rock/metal legends from Van Diemen’s land. These guys are gracing the mainland for one night only, so don’t miss out or I’ll bash ya.
Kepler – European-style death metal, fraught with melodic hooks. Recommended for fans of Insomnium & Dark Tranquillity.
Space Cadet – One-man experimental/electronic/math music. Just get there early and watch him rock out, you won’t be disappointed.
8pm – Band Room – $10
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Sunday 19th June
Jamie Hay + Donnie Dureau
Wintery June Sunday’s will be full of warm friends and warm hearts as we all come together to support those working to make a difference. Chords For A Cause is a fundraising benefit for:
On the Wildside Documentary
Adopt A Greyhound
Sea Shepherd Australia
First 3 weeks of June – Free acoustic acts in the front bar from 4pm. (A portion of the bar sales will be contributed to the fundraiser).
3pm – Front bar – Free
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Saturday 25th June
Anchors + Camp Cope + Kissing Booth + Sweet Gold + Jess Locke Band

Remember BekFest? It’s back… In Pog form! Well, not quite. But we are bringing BekFest back for the fourth year running and it’s gonna be a real banger of a time!
This year it’s all about comic book stars, cartoon characters and superheroes so dress as your favourite for your chance to win a $50 food and drink voucher for The Reverence Hotel.
Oh yeah, and it’s also a bit of a send off for James and I as we leave for a 7 week endeavour around Europe 2 days later, so come say Bon voyage! Invite your friends and your friends’ friends, you don’t want anyone to miss the greatest time of the year! The line up this year is:
ANCHORS
CAMP COPE
KISSING BOOTH
SWEET GOLD
JESS LOCKE BAND
25th of June at the best place in the world, The Reverence Hotel. $15 entry, tickets on the door.
7.30pm – Band Room – $15
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Sunday 26th June
Rebirth + In Trenches + Pagan + Year Of The Rat
Wintery June Sunday’s will be full of warm friends and warm hearts as we all come together to support those working to make a difference. Chords For A Cause is a fundraising benefit for:
On the Wildside Documentary
Adopt A Greyhound
Sea Shepherd Australia
First 3 weeks of June – Free acoustic acts in the front bar from 4pm. (A portion of the bar sales will be contributed to the fundraiser).
5pm – Band room – $15
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Saturday 2nd July
The Weight of Silence + Evolution of Self + Zelorage + Future Corpse + Cyprus + Feast of Crows + This Life I Live
Resist Promotions presents The Fiendish Fortnight of Metal, featuring some of the best up and coming metal acts from Melbourne and surrounds. The Fiendish Fortnight of Metal totals 14 metal acts over two epic Saturday nights. Progressive, Nu, Death, Melodic, Core; if you have a taste for metal, we can satisfy it. The Fiendish Fortnight of Metal has you covered for heavy gigs this July.
6.30pm – Band Room – $15
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Saturday 9th July
Aberact + Annhilist + Fall and Resist + Moustache Ant + Behold The Defiant + Anient + Atherial
Resist Promotions presents The Fiendish Fortnight of Metal, featuring some of the best up and coming metal acts from Melbourne and surrounds. The Fiendish Fortnight of Metal totals 14 metal acts over two epic Saturday nights. Progressive, Nu, Death, Melodic, Core; if you have a taste for metal, we can satisfy it. The Fiendish Fortnight of Metal has you covered for heavy gigs this July.
6.30pm – Band Room – $15
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Saturday 16th July
Oblivious Maximus Live Podcast with Host Aaron Osborne
Podcast #1 guests: Natalie Hendry (Lecturer and Researcher), Ben Searle (The Bad Times Podcast), Meg Gallagher (Mixed Martial Artist)
Podcast #2 guests: Bec Reato (Deathproof PR), Pat Fox (Graphic Designer), Jelena Goluza (Outright)
Music from Hoodlum Shouts
Cheap Tinnies from Young Henrys
The Oblivious Maximus Podcast has announced it’s second leap into the world of live podcasting this winter. Inviting crowds along to witness the controlled chaos, Oblivious Maximus will host two live shows to discuss music, life and most likely Michael Jackson or Eyehategod. Host Aaron Osborne will attempt to steer his eclectic mix of guests into sharing personal experience and knowledge about various elements of the music industry and being a part of the world of alternative music as a whole to help enlighten and entertain listeners, and attendees!
Following on from the inaugural live recording last November, Oblivious Maximus will be returning once again to the Reverence Hotel in Melbourne and adding a first time trip to Crowbar Black in Brisbane to have a beer-soaked conversation in Brisbane’s home of the heavy.
In the previous live installment, the focus of the podcast was quite defined. This OM will broaden the scope of conversation to include a wider panel of guests, and entertain the interests of more listeners. The podcasts aim to shed light on working within the music industry, being a part of an alternative community and contributing to the world of music, without that contribution being strictly musical.
The podcasts will once again feature musical guests , with Poison City Records legends Hoodlum Shouts providing the soundtrack for the Reverence show, and Gifthorse vocalist Shane Collins lending his solo acoustic crooning to the Crowbar Black conversation.
Young Henrys Brewery will be involved with both events, running a tinny bar and hosting giveaways,to provide the appropriate fuel for Aaron and his guests to get through a good chunk of chatter.
1.30pm – Front bar – $10
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Thursday 4th August
Black Tusk (USA)
LIFE IS NOISE is supremely excited to announce the first ever Australia/New Zealand tour of Black Tusk this August. The Savannah, Georgia trio will be bringing their sludge-filled menace to Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
With a killer one-two combo of dirty punk and riff-fueled metal, Black Tusk combine pounding drums, churning guitars, roaring bass and devilishly howled tripartite vocals to shape a sound perfectly self-described as “swamp metal”.
The band may toss an occasional nod to Slayer (“Born of Strife”) and Motörhead (“Bleed on Your Knees”), but there’s no cribbing of influences here. Rather, Black Tusk’s combination of sludge, rock, hardcore, and death metal remains fluid, fertile, and most importantly, full of life, in spite of the tragedy that threatens to define it. – Pitchfork
Nobody would have blamed Black Tusk if they’d decided to call it a day. The trio were just about to release a new album in late 2014 and were weeks from their biggest tour yet when a motorcycle accident claimed bassist Jonathan Athon’s life. After weeks of contemplation, the remaining members decided to continue on, with the last record featuring Athon, Pillars Of Ash, proving to be a memorial, a rallying point, and a simply stunning album in its own right.
The record as a whole recalls classic Kylesa and Baroness, a punked-up Mastodon, or even Motörhead stalking through the murk of the American south. – Consequence Of Sound
The band’s live experience works best when combined with sticky floors, sweaty bodies and a whole lot of volume. Black Tusk are everything heavy music should be: stripped of the superfluous and left with something raw, loud, vicious, primal, and visceral… an ear-splittingly loud night out.
It’s a pleasant experience listening to Pillars of Ash, and as it is with many life experiences, it’s not really fun unless you get a little dirty in the process. Grab a cheap beer, have a smoke, and sit out in the sun shirtless to get the full effect of this swamp metal. – Metal Injection
8pm – Band room – $45 + bf
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Sunday 11th September
The Sugarcanes + Fear Like Us + The Hard Aches + HANNAHBAND + Pale Heads + Ouch My Face + Totally Unicorn + Chores + Fourteen Nights At Sea
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Saturday 1st October
Jaala + Jess Ribeiro + Camp Cope + Simona Castricum + Miss Destiny + Dark Fair + Kt Spit + Claws & Organs + Beloved Elk + Beatrice + The Girl Fridas + Chelsea Bleach + Shiny Coin + Denim Owl + Dogood. Plus Acoustic Artists : Stellar Addiction (NSW) + Rachel Maria Cox (NSW) + Samara Cullen + Sandy Hsu + Eli Cash + Jo Neugebauer
Sad Grrrls Fest is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Australia’s largest Female-Fronted music festival is bringing twenty-five acts together in a one-day event celebrating gender diversity in the music industry. Each act has at least one non-male (female, non-binary or gender-non-conforming) member, to contrast overall industry trends where women make up on average only 20-30% of festival line ups.
The line up this year showcases some of Melbourne’s best, and is headlined by Jaala, Jess Ribeiro and Camp Cope. There’s also food from The Rev Kitchen, market stalls, and plenty of fun feminist times to be had!
2pm – Both Stages – $40
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