Tuesday 26th July
Taco Tuesdays
$3 Tacos + $3 mexican beer from 6-9pm (while stocks last)
6-9pm – Front bar
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Wednesday 27th July
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 29th July
The Weight Of Silence + Evolution Of Self + Toecutter + Earth Caller
Sea Shepherd Melbourne are holding its first Metal night fundraiser at the iconic Reverence Hotel in Footscray on Friday 29th July.
And to bring a smile to your fiercely loyal metal hearts appearing together on this momentous evening of Oceanic Inspired Metal will be four of Melbourne’s finest heavy hitters giving their time and loyalty for naught and giving it all back to the Mighty Shepherd
(All door proceeds from the evening being forwarded to Sea Shepherd)
All your fave Sea Shepherd merch will be available for purchase on the evening
8pm – Band room – $20 + bf
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Saturday 30th July
Mild Manic + Hemingway + Birdhouse
Cracking Saturday at The Rev with a triple threat line up blend of Alt Rock, Punk, Funk and Reggae.
Get intimate in the front bar with local heavyweights and headliners Mild Manic tearing up the stage with the help of touring Brisbane boys, Hemingway for their Melbourne debut. Kicking off the night will be lively punk rockers, local lads Birdhouse.
With all three bands well known for their stage presence, loose crowds, and Hemingway in town for one weekend only it’s not one to miss. Put down the Pokemon, stop playing with yourself, lace up your boots and make some memories.
8pm – Front bar – $10
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Saturday 30th July
Nerdlinger (NSW) + Pitt the Elder + The Lizards (SA) + Joe Guiton & The Suicide Tuesdays + Agent 37 + Jay Wars & the Howard Youth + Daybreak + The Beggars’ Way + Northwood + Jo Neugebauer + Tim Hampshire + Late Nights(acoustic)
Via Melbourne: A Tony Sly Tribute Show is back for it’s 3rd year!
Come on down to The Reverence Hotel on July 30th from 4pm for an afternoon and evening of local and interstate bands paying tribute to Tony Sly (No Use For A Name) who died suddenly on July 31st 2012. It’s $10 entry, and all proceeds from the show will be donated to the Tony Sly Music Foundation for Kids.
4pm!@ – Band Room – $10
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Sunday 31st July
Nathan Brailey & the Big Southern + Whiskey Dram + Pete Akhurst + Simon Despoja (Scrub Wrens)
Late and lazy Sunday afternoon acoustic sessions at the Rev continue REV July 31st with Nathan Brailey and The Big Southern. The Big Southern will be teaming up with Whiskey Dram, Pete Akhurst, and Simon Despoja (Scrub Wrens). Keeping you’re mid-winter Sunday wrapped in warm Pub acoustic vibes, bands to kick off at post winter weekend sleep-in time of 3pm.
3pm – Front bar – -Free
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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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Friday 5th August
Chasing Ghosts + Brittle Bones + Lazer Brains + John Will Sail + KC Irony
With a new release in coming months and working closely with producer Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid) more rock elements have been embraced, making this a grandly dynamic and new live format for headliner Chasing Ghosts. Brittle Bones and Laser Brains will bring their brand of chaos and punk rock. Opening up the night will be songmen and washed out punks KC Irony and Thailand based artist John Will Sail.
8pm – Front bar – $10

Saturday 6th August
Tiger Can Smile + Brothers Goon + Miyazaki + Tired Breeds
After kicking round the traps in Adelaide together, Tiger Can Smile and the Brothers Goon are packing the party into a van and heading over to Melbourne. Joining them at The Rev are local hit kings Miyazaki and the post rock prowess of Tired Breeds
8pm – Front bar – $10
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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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Friday 19th August
Earth + Nemesium + Hellspit + Malefecium
A show that brings old friends together for a night of Death Metal! A show not too misses this year which brings one of Melbourne’s best back on stage again! EARTH!
7.30pm! – Band Room – $15
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Friday 26th August
Prophetess + The Balls + Vendetta + Cold Red Mute
Prophetess can be described as heavy thrash/stoner metallers with a folk progressive vibe. Prophetess’ material is100% authentic and very fresh to listeners. Very energetic and drivey material, PROPHETESS gigs are EXPLOSIVE!!!! Fronted by Female Vocalist and poster girl Lisa Ellen.
Accompanying Prophetess on the night are COLD RED MUTE, VENDETTA & THE BALLS!!!!! This night is Not to be missed!!!
7.30pm! – Band Room – $12
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Saturday 27th August
Earth Caller + Crowned Kings + Death in Bloom + Sick Machine + Crooked Path
Earth Caller on the back of their Australian tour set the Rev off to a flyer Saturday night Aug 27th. With supports from local riff machines CROWNED KINGS, The heavy melodies of Death in Bloom, high intensity beats from Sick Machine and the skull crushers CROOKED PATH
Kicking off with doors at 7pm come down early and enjoy the great food and drinks available at the Reverence Hotel then chill out with friends for a great line up of heavy hardcore.
7pm! – Band Room – $15
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Friday 2nd September
Beccy Cole + Libby O’Donovan
Pandoras presents Beccy Cole – Sweet Rebecca Tour supported by Libby O’Donovan, & hosted by The Retro Girls!
The two beautiful blondes will melt you with their hearts of gold and dynamic engaging authentic stage presence and storytelling. The delicious mix of jazz and country, served as originals and covers will enthral you, as you sway, tap and groove your way through a beautiful evening of joyful entertainment.
Country songstress Beccy Cole has delighted Australian listeners and concert-goers for more than twenty years. The Adelaide-born star’s glowing warmth, honeyed voice, bawdy sense of humour and perpetual smile have helped make Beccy one of the nation’s best-loved and most celebrated artists. With her stunning tenth release Sweet Rebecca, Beccy colours these winning qualities with bittersweet remembrance and reflection on her life thus far – both onstage and off.
Libby O’Dononvan is a “powerful and sassy performer” (SMH), renowned for her nuanced interpretations and extraordinary voice. She is a critically acclaimed Jazz and Cabaret performer and has entertained audiences world-over with her unique talents, performing in New York, Tokyo and Toronto as well as Australia-wide. Equally at home in small ensemble acts as well as solo performances, she has been a proud member of ARIA nominated Coco’s Lunch, Flat on Your Bacharach, and Women With Standards.
Together Beccy Cole and Libby O’Donovan’s performance of The Cowgirl & the Showgirl was nominated for the Best Cabaret at the prestigious Helpmann Awards in 2015.
Pandoras is a place where women gather…a safe space….a beautiful night of entertainment….. an inclusive monthly event for queer women and friends, a time for LGBTQI folk to come together and celebrate their diversity! Pandoras is hosted and created by The Retro Girls
8pm – Band room – $35 seated / $30 standing
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Friday 9th September
Toxicon + Flaming Wrekage + Nucluest + Naberus + Annhilist
The Reverence is set to explode under the Might of five heavy hitters from all corners of Australia to help Toxicon launch their new record, “Purge”. Along for the ride are Sydney metallers Flaming Wrekage, out in support of their brand new single, Cataclysm. Support comes from Nucleust (WA) who are launching their EP and Melbourne’s own Naberus and Annhilist.
7.30pm! – Band Room – $15
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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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Friday 30th September
Into It. Over It (usa) + Zzzounds + Jess Locke
Chicago’s blissfully unguarded, INTO IT. OVER IT. has announced his first ever Australian visit, with a run of intimate solo shows along the East Coast.
Into It. Over It. (IIOI) is the musical namesake of prolific indie rocker, Evan Weiss. For the past decade, the erudite and gregarious, Weiss has been relentlessly touring and writing. His emotive vocal, earnest lyrics, and prolific abilities have earned IIOI cult-rock hero status throughout North America and beyond. Though, it wasn’t until their second album, 2013’s Intersections, which caught the attention of notable outlets such as SPIN and Pitchfork, that IIOI rose to widespread prominence and saw them play, Lollapalooza, Riot Fest and Summerfest to name a few.
Their latest release, 2016’s Standards, recorded and produced by John Vanderslice (Spoon, Mountain Goats, Death Cab For Cutie), is where we find Weiss striking a fine balance between tightly woven riffs and propulsive song writing. Ascending to new heights with broad praise from the likes of SPIN, naming it Album Of The Week and Stereogum deeming “a fantastic album”, it is without a doubt though, that Standards is an album that at times subtle, is surprisingly complex with sweeping emotion and widescreen musical ambition.
If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to catch IIOI live, you’d be able to attest to the fact that Weiss has the ability to connect with his crowd in a way, not too many frontmen are able to do these days. Delivering each track with just as much passion and precision as he does on record. Watch IIOI perform “Open Casket” live for Exclaim TV here.
IIOI will be joined by special guests, Jess Locke in Melbourne and Zzzounds in both, Sydney and Melbourne. For those not so familiar, Zzzounds is the solo project of Dave Drayton (Milhouse, Between The Devil & The Deep, Pinch Hitters). Drayton has been steadily zeroing in on his bedroom project, Zzzounds producing pun heavy, self-satirical tracks with warmth and rebellion. While Melbourne’s Jess Locke has been building her reputation for understated, yet intense live shows. Drawing comparisons to Cat Power and Elliott Smith, Locke oscillates between simplicity and complexity.
8pm – Band room – $30+bf
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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
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