Tuesday 28th June
Taco Tuesdays
$3 Tacos + $3 mexican beer from 6-9pm (while stocks last)
6-9pm – Front bar
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Wednesday 29th 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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Thursday 30th June
Rev Comedy! featuring – David Quirk + Jess Perkins + Angus Gordon + Natalie Harris + Nick Quon + Firdi Billimoria + Matt Harvey + MC: Andrew McClelland
Rev Comedy is back for another month in the freezing depths of June.
This time featuring everyone’s favourite Finishing School maestro DAVID QUIRK as headliner.
Fun! Free! Tell your friends!
8.30pm start – Front bar – Free!
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Friday 1st July
A Million Dead Birds Laughing + Hollow World + Zeolite (Tas) + Blunt Shovel
Melbourne experimental grind band, A Million Dead Birds Laughing, return after laying dormant for almost two years. AMDBL will be hitting the Reverence stage on July 1st, with a new/old lineup featuring Dan Presland on drums (NeObliviscaris, Vipassi), and, returning to the band on vocals is the creative, theatrical and unique Adam Stewart.
Accompanying AMDBL on the night are Melbourne’s melodic death metal outfit Hollow World, tech death band Zeolite from Launceston, TAS and Melbourne death metal act Blunt Shovel.
With many exciting plans for the (very near) future, this show is not to be missed.
8pm! – Band Room – $12
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Saturday 2nd July
Surreal Estate Agents + Furlong + Colin Kucera
The Surreal Estate Agents Hope We Locked the Door Tour 2016
Reverence Hotel JULY 2 with special guests – Colin Kucera + Furlong
8pm – Front bar – $10
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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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Sunday 3rd July
Hyder Seek + Mick Porter + Jerome Knappett + Tiger Can Smile (solo)
For an afternoon of Posi Emos ♥ lil’ bit of Adelaide, lil’ bit of Melbourne
Posi Emo performances by:
Hyder Seek (SA)
Lil’ Micky Porter (FOLEY)
Jeromio Knappet (The Flying So High-Os)
Stevie Rosewarne (Tiger Can Smile)
3pm – Front bar – free
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Thursday 7th July
Gravemind + I Valiance + Uncle Geezer + Initiate Jericho
Gravemind, Australia’s newest upcoming extreme metal act are proud to announce The Hateful Tour. After bursting out onto the scene with their debut 5-Track EP, The Hateful One (www.gravemindau.bandcamp.com) they are quickly climbing in popularity here in Australia and alarmingly so overseas. Gravemind are pushing the boundaries of the genre and intend to set themselves far apart from the mediocrity, they are not an act to miss
8pm – Front bar – $10
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Friday 8th July
Rad Island + Slim Jefferies + The Braves + The Black Alleys + Late Nights
The foundation has been laid for one hell of a send-off!
Bands? Check. Beers? Check. Live Cameras? Ch…Say What?
Join the crew of Australia’s first beer mile documentary (More than a Mile) at The Reverence Hotel ($13/Fri 8th July) with local favourites; RAD ISLAND, Slim Jefferies, The Braves, The Blackalleys & Late Nights as they bring the rain before the team head to the beer mile’s ‘world cup’ equivalent in London, UK!
7.30pm – Band Room – $13
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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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Thursday 14th July
Tristan Hudson + Mareya + Yardén
Hey beautiful fam’!
Let us show you, How we write songs. Our acoustic guitars & voices Will speak to your heart; so strong. Kick off the start of July With local talent. We assure you, We will extend Your musical palette.
We personally invite you with open arms.Don’t leave us hanging; we mean you no harm.
Yours Sincerely,
Tristan Ray Hudson, Mareya Music & Yardén
8pm – Front bar – $10
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Friday 15th July
Diploid + Melchior + Sick Machine + Kurdaitcha
A cool night full of fast, dark, crushing riffs!
Melchior making their way back over from Adelaide with the new 7″ “it means nothing to me” behind them!
8pm – Band Room – $10
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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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Saturday 23rd July
Blueline Medic + The Hard Aches (sa) + Screamfeeder (bris) + Foxtrot + Tigers (launch) + Tyre Swans + Cascades + Laura Mardon (bris) + Hanny J (bris)
We’re turning 4 and on Saturday July 23rd we’ve got an amazing party line up to help celebrate! Our all time favourite band Blueline Medic will be headlining this years birthday show. A cornerstone band in Australian underground punk / rock history, Blueline Medic’s angular & cerebral songwriting has always been on another plain. A set which is no doubt banger after banger is a perfect way to end a night of celebration and good vibes!
Our mates from another state The Hard Aches (Adelaide) have been regular visitors to the pub over the past couple of years. Last year they released the incredible “Pheromones” album and we are stoked to have them on the show. Indie legends Screamfeeder will making the trip down from Brisbane to shine the sunlight into everyones hearts with their perfect Indie noisy pop rock!
Local stalwarts Foxtrot, Tyre Swans & Tigers (who will launching their new set titled album on the night!) are filling out the line up while recently formed Cascades bring the dark, brooding and sonic onslaught early to the evening. Brisbane’s Laura Mardon & Hanny J will be starting off the proceedings with some punk / folk / pop so come down early to witness an incredibly solid night of Australian talent!
6.30pm! – Both Stages – $20 + bf
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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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Saturday 6th August
Revulsed + Vulture Culture + Maggot Bath + Strict Vincent + Uncle Geezer
Revulsed At The Reverence with special guests: Vulture Culture, Maggot Bath, Strict Vincent and Uncle Geezer. Come down for beers and BRUTALITY!
7pm – Band Room – $10
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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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Thursday 6th October
Pup (can) + Guests
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Friday 7th October
Pup (can) + Guests
“Secret Sounds, XIII Touring and triple j presents”
Last week’s triple j feature stars PUP have sold out the Melbourne show of their October Australian tour. Today with great excitement they have announced a second and final show at The Reverence Hotel for Friday 7th October.
The Toronto Punk four piece recently released their 2nd album ‘The Dream Is Over’ thru SideOneDummy/Cooking Vinyl.
“A collection of music so grippingly alive [we] almost can’t believe it exists.” – Stereogum (Album Of The Week)
“PUP moves beyond its punk beginnings and turns into an anthemic and unhinged pop band.” – NPR Music
“Rollicking, pop-tinged punk with serious bite.” – Rolling Stone
“One of the year’s most exciting rock records.” – The FADER
Toronto punk four-piece PUP are heading back to Australian shores in support of sophomore record The Dream Is Over out May 27 via SideOneDummy/Cooking Vinyl.
Named for the first thing doctors told singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock after a recent examination of his damaged vocal chords, The Dream Is Over finds PUP as confident and as in tune with each other as they have ever been. It’s a conscious act of rebellious defiance that turns this crazy dream of theirs back on its head. If anything, The Dream Is Over is a visible, visceral proof that the dream is, in fact, very much alive.
Since the 2014 release of PUP’s self-titled debut, this ferocious four-piece has truly taken the world by storm. They were listed amongst Rolling Stone’s Breakout Rock Acts of 2014, named one of Kerrang’s 20 Hottest Bands In The World Right Now and garnered nominations for three JUNO Awards, including a 2016 Video Of The Year nod for “Dark Days,” and two nominations for the Prism Prize. They’ve toured the world twice over, playing over 300 shows in the last two years.
8pm – Band room – $40
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