Thursday 24th July
The Midnight Sol + Tristen Bird + Low Rent + Vera Nights
Come down to the Reverence Hotel and ride an eclectic wave of mind-entrancing psychedelia, throwback indie rock, and divine folk/country melodies. Shoegazing, indie psych band The Midnight Sol heads a lineup of talented acts, including melodic rock ‘n’ roll quartet Vera Nights; luminous alternative country outfit Low Rent; and spellbinding, storytelling folk singer/songwriter Tristen Bird. Entry is just $6
8pm – Front bar – $6
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Friday 25th July
Free Friday Front Bar Show! Featuring two sets from THE BLUEBOTTLES
Alright folks, we’ve carefully curated a series of FREE front bar shows every Friday in July. We’ve gathered a bunch of Melbourne’s most rowdy, rockin’, dance party inciting bands to stave of the winter worries and get everybody all hot, sweaty and smilin’. A guaranteed good time for all. Friday’s in July will feature two sets each week, kicking off with riotous modern soul courtesy of the overwhelming and seductive THE PERFECTIONS. In week two the party ship will be steered by highly entertaining and utterly jaw-dropping 15-piece girl group, Melbourne’s mighty THE REBELLES. Week three the THE STORMY MONDAYS will step up to the plate with ol’ fashioned swing & shake R&B tunes. And week four will see the month end in a most wild style, as THE BLUEBOTTLES take to the stage and make hips shake with their take on 1960′s surf rock’n’roll. Smooth as hell. So hop to it, see you at the beer for a Mexi meal and a beverage and a dance every Friday in July.
All Night / Bands From 9pm – Front bar – Free!
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Friday 25th July
Midnight Shifter + Leez Lido + Chambers + Since We Kissed
Funk rockers Midnight Shifter will be hitting the stage of the Reverence Hotel band room on Friday the 25/7/2014 with special guests. The night will be a journey through genres but with all acts sharing a common Rock inspired thread. Kicking off the evening’s proceedings will be Pop/Rock trio Since We Kissed followed by Alt/rockers Chambers. The evening will be carried along by Indie/Rock outfit Leez Lido and finally tying off the evenings proceedings will be groove harvesters Midnight Shifter
8pm – Band room – $10
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Saturday 26th July
The Workinghorse Irons + Liberation Front (NSW) + Sparrows (NSW) + Take Your Own + Charm
In your face, opinionated and fighting-back are Sydney’s political punk band, Liberation Front. Formed back in 2005, their music stands as a forceful voice for unity and freedom. They are bringing their message to Melbourne, with good friends and label mates Sparrows as part of their national tour. Joined on the night by locals Workinghorse Irons, Take Your Own & Charm
8pm – Front bar – $12
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Saturday 26th July
Corrosion of Conformity (usa) + Guests
After having to cancel their earlier announced tour set for down under, Corrosion Of Conformity were not taking no for an answer and quickly moved to be re-scheduled. Fans and fanatics can breath a sigh of relief with a brand new tour being announced. After nearly 30 years of musical trail blazing, you would think a rest would be on the agenda for these US metal/punk pioneers. Not the case, the band hasn’t let up the pressure in the slightest. Instead of resting on their laurels, the band hunkered down and cooked up a brand new batch of fire balls for your stereo. Their newest full-length effort (titled “IX”) is set for release this June, just ahead of their ambitious 2014 Australian/NZ tour. This latest dose of masterful and heavy song-craft boasts an extremely raw sound, akin to their decimating live power. Australian fans alike will have the chance to experience this unstoppable machine, first hand, on stages around their respective countries this July. Epic.
8pm – Band room – $44.90 pre-sale / $50 on the door (if available)
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Sunday 27th July
Lincoln Le Fevre + Ben David
Born out of the freezing waters of the Derwent River, Lincoln le Fevre is one of Tasmania’s most respected songwriters and performers. A little bit punk rock, and a little bit country, Lincoln’s voice has a raw power that can still convey the most delicate of stories. Following a string of successful shows throughout the country in 2013, Lincoln le Fevre is kicking off the new year by relocating to Melbourne and marking the move by playing a series of shows to new audiences in new places. Lincoln will be playing The Reverence Hotel every Sunday in July from 3pm along with the help of some good friends
3pm – Front bar – Free!
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Tuesday 29th July
Taco Tuesdays
$3 Tacos + $3 mexican beer from 6-9pm (while stocks last)
6-9pm – Front bar
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Wednesday 30th July
MIND OUT! trivia
MIND OUT trivia returns for 2014! Tonights topic is “???????“.Reserve your table now! (03)9687 2111
7.30pm start – Front bar
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Thursday 31st July
Melaluka + Steph & Emma + Maximilian and the Honey B’s
MELALUKA is an amalgamation of Soul and RnB with the powerful vocals of lead singer Alyson Murray. This band brings you funky bass lines, hard grooving back-beats and some tasty vocal harmonies. Supporting acts Steph & Emma and Maximilian and the Honey B’s are both lead by strikingly talented female vocalists. If you enjoy laid back grooves and seductive vocals you won’t be disappointed.
8pm – Front bar – $5
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Saturday 2nd August
Spermaids + The Burning Sea + Dirty F + Great Ape
August 2nd sees Spermaids, The Burning Sea, Dirty F and Great Ape play The Reverence Hotel. Great Ape will punish you with their angular punk; Dirty F will bring booze soaked rock stories; The Burning Sea will provide some doom laden yacht metal/post-rock; and Spermaids will finish the night off with a two piece noise punk party. Good time
8pm – Front bar – $10
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Saturday 2nd August
Obits (USA) + The Stevens + Freak Wave + Deep Heat
The raw rock’n’roll behemoths OBITS are making their way back to our shores everybody! And they’ll be peddling’ their new album Beds & Bugs (out via Sub Pop), which we’re happy to sale rules, and continues to solidify the bands’ standing in the of rock music genre. There’s still more than a passing similarity to such bands as Hot Snakes, Edsel, Drive Like Jehu, Girls Against Boys, Pitchfork, possibly Television or the Wipers. This is un-coincidental! With the exception of those last two, Obits share members with all of those bands. Critical response to the Obit’s releases has included such adjectives as: “spacious” and “jumpy” from The New York Times; “propulsive,” “sandpapery” and “sweaty” from Pitchfork; “powerfully wiry” and “declamatory” from SPIN; “driving” and “really good” from Dusted. Descriptive responses from actual, verifiable employees at Sub Pop Records range from “fidgety,” “tight” and “loose”, to “picaresque,” “pithy” and “cogent”. In short – awesome. Do not miss.
8pm – Band room – $27 pre-sale / $33 on the door (if available)
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Friday 8th August
Our Solace + The Evercold + Sheltered + Self Help
On the 8th of August some of Melbourne’s best melodic hardcore bands will be opening up the band room for a night of good honest hardcore. Our Solace who released “Death and what it means to live” have been destroying the scene lately with one of the strongest work ethic’s you have seen. The Evercold recently released “A story for every scar” and have been waiting to blow up the stage with their new set. Sheltered and Self Help both play a strong and emotional form of hardcore and have been spreading the love around Melbourne this year.
For $8 you will see some of Melbourne’s best and up and coming bands in the Hardcore scene.
8pm – Band room – $8
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Thursday 14th August
Daggerz (SYD) + Wet Pensioner + Kings Cup + Coffin Wolf
Sydney’s DAGGERZ have been gaining a lot of momentum ‘round their home city with their explosive amalgam of funk, punk and all other things you’d think should never be mixed. They’re coming to The Rev to kick off a run of headline shows up the east coast. Joined by party thrash dudes WET PENSIONER, reggae/punk vibes from KING’S CUP and the ever intense punk sounds of COFFIN WOLF, this won’t be one you’ll want to miss.
8.30pm – Front bar – $10
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Thursday 21st August
Knapsack (USA) + Grim Fandango (WA) + Freakwave + Ceres + Oslow
Following the exciting news that California’s Knapsack are headed to Australia for the first time this August to headline Poison City’s Weekender Fest, the band have now announced 3 additional dates while in the country. They’ll play Newtown SC (Sydney) on Wed Aug 20th, Crowbar (Brisbane) on Sat Aug 23rd and a second Melbourne show on Thu Aug 21st at The Reverence Hotel
Band room – $20 pre-sale
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Friday 22nd August
Death Audio + Empire + Arcadia (SA) + Bloodline
Coming to The Reverence August 22..Death Audio!
Death Audio have been around the Melbourne scene for a long time, if you are yet to experience their live show you are missing out! With their awesome brand of melodic metal you are sure to hear a few sing a longs whilst banging your head to some killer breakdowns. Joining them on the night are mates Empire, Empire are back on the scene after a short break finding new members, they are sure to get you moving. Also on the night Arcadia from Adelaide and local lads Bloodline! Kicking off at 8pm 10 bucks at the door!
8pm – Band room – $10
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Sunday 24th August
Harmony + Lincoln Le Fevre + Wil Wagner + Hoodlum Shouts + Fear Like Us + Toy Boats + Ceres + Mere Women + Roku Music + Ted Danson With Wolves
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Now in it’s 6th year, Poison City’s annual Weekender Fest is back again for 2014! Part music festival, part punk-rock family reunion, the 3 day event converges on Melbourne each year to celebrate the friendships and musical bonds that continue to spawn and evolve from Poison City’s thriving music community.
3pm – Both Stages
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Saturday 6th September
Cold Cave (usa) + Black City Lights (nz) + Guests
Cold Cave is the electronic music of acclaimed US musician, writer and artist Wesley Eisold. Beginning in 2007, Cold Cave has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of Darkwave and Synth Pop sub-genres, propelling Cold Cave to perform at world class museums The Getty and the Guggenheim, as well as performances with legends Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, among others. The sound has spanned from experimental industrial noise to rock’n’roll influenced electronic music. According to the Guardian, “Wesley Eisold is an absolutely new, young god of nihilism and despair – he brilliantly captures Cold Cave’s aesthetic: the Morrissey of How Soon Is Now wailing over Nitzer Ebb beats and New Order melodies.” Supporting Cold Cave on their New Zealand and Australian dates are Wellington’s rising stars Black City Lights. With dark voices, neon beats, and ghostly electronics that evoke the apocalyptic modernism of a 1980s Blade Runner, it may come as a surprise to learn that Black City Lights hail from the quiet bay city of Wellington, New Zealand. With traces of Austra, Zola Jesus, and The XX, their progressive and cinematic sound has already captured international attention in little over a year.
8pm – Band room – $44.90 pre-sale / $50 on the door (if available)
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Sunday 2nd Novemeber
More Than Life (UK) + guests
Charting a distinct evolution from their starting point of darkly melodic hardcore to almost alt-rock/indie inflections and tones, More Than Life are undeniably crossing over to pastures new without ever forgetting their roots nor history of their sound. Not to mention the UK guys are one of the biggest hardcore success stories of the past few years. More Than Life’s new record ‘What’s Left Of Me’ is an album for every rock fan – emotionally raw, heartfelt, energetic, anthemic and epic in the truest sense of the word. This could be just the beginning of a brave new chapter for one of the UK’s best, most-underrated bands. We can’t wait to host them in all their live glory on their Australian tour this November.
7pm – Band room – $23.50 pre-sale / $25 on the door if available
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