The Guilts w/ Seri Vida
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Guilts w/ Seri Vida

Bloody ballads, dance floor stompers, The Guilts love cabaret, Cuba, country and noise.

The Guilts are all about groove and tongue, a marriage of lyrics and lush textures, hypnotic, evocative and rhythmic. The Guilts use trumpet like other bands use lead guitar, with a rolling cavalcade of styles, incorporating American and European folk, as well as rhythm and blues, latin and punk. The songs are confessional, in the school of Waits and Cohen; the music is romantic, insistent and dark.

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Dayzed Mini Residency w/ VIM + Auto Lapse
Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

Dayzed Mini Residency w/ VIM + Auto Lapse

Dayzed are putting on a 2 week residency at The Retreat to celebrate warm weather and having a beer on a Tuesday, accompanied by some of our favourite bands in Melbourne.

Week 1

VIM
Otherworldy, atmospheric dream-pop
https://vimau.bandcamp.com/album/ukiyo

AUTO LAPSE
Shoegazers gone slowcore
https://reverseshadowrecords.bandcamp.com/track/above-below


Week 2

Velvet Bloom
Heartfelt ambient/soul fusion
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/velvet-bloom

Oscar Morris (The Overheads)
Synthy solo dreamin'
https://overheadsthe.bandcamp.com/album/the-overheads

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Pumpy's Pub Quiz

Every Wednesday, Melbourne's most charming and musical quizmaster Pete 'Pumpy' Lawler dishes out the trivia either in the dining room or the beer garden (location depends on the weather). Come down by 7pm and sign up your team for you're chance to show off you knowledge, win great prizes and have the most entertaining evening meal of your week!

 

 

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Hui. w/ Serein + Tèbir
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Hui. w/ Serein + Tèbir

Hui. is a Singer-Songwriter from Melbourne. In recent times, they found their feet, exploring introspective elements within songwriting and have developed a soul based electronic sound that takes influence from the likes of Daniel Caesar, Erykah Badu, Bonobo and Nick Murphy.

SET TIME

// 10:00PM //

Serein is the genre-busting, Chillwave meets RnB project of producer Ben and singer Tiff. With an emphasis on nostalgic electronica sounds, trip-hop inspired vocals and sophisticated production, Serein strikes a balance between introspective, melancholic lyrics and playful, off-kilter beats and synths.

SET TIME

// 9:15PM - 9:45PM //

Tèbir is a strikingly unique Melbourne based, African Soul / Neo-Funk singer songwriter with a love of all things music and live performance. His interest in music was influenced by his parents rich and unique musical culture and Sudanese heritage.

SET TIME

// 8:30PM - 9:00PM //

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No Sister + Lubulwa
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

No Sister + Lubulwa

THICKWAVE X THE RETREAT PRESENTS: 
No Sister X Lubulwa FREE ARVO SHOW ♥ ♥ ♥

To celebrate the start of spring the stage will be decorated with plants and flowers you can take home as a souvenir. Leafy + sunny beer garden + warm vibes. 

- FREE !
- 3-6PM
- ALL GENDER TOILETS
- $5 TINNIES
- ALL AGES 

This event is taking place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to elders past, present and recognise that sovereignty has not been ceded.

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Dayzed Mini Residency w/ Velvet Bloom + Oscar Morris (The Overheads)
Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

Dayzed Mini Residency w/ Velvet Bloom + Oscar Morris (The Overheads)

Dayzed are putting on a 2 week residency at The Retreat to celebrate warm weather and having a beer on a Tuesday, accompanied by some of our favourite bands in Melbourne.

Week 1

VIM
Otherworldy, atmospheric dream-pop
https://vimau.bandcamp.com/album/ukiyo

AUTO LAPSE
Shoegazers gone slowcore
https://reverseshadowrecords.bandcamp.com/track/above-below


Week 2

Velvet Bloom
Heartfelt ambient/soul fusion
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/velvet-bloom

Oscar Morris (The Overheads)
Synthy solo dreamin'
https://overheadsthe.bandcamp.com/album/the-overheads

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Pumpy's Pub Quiz

Every Wednesday, Melbourne's most charming and musical quizmaster Pete 'Pumpy' Lawler dishes out the trivia either in the dining room or the beer garden (location depends on the weather). Come down by 7pm and sign up your team for you're chance to show off you knowledge, win great prizes and have the most entertaining evening meal of your week!

 

 

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Annaliese Rose w/ Wroclaw + Juice Webster
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Annaliese Rose w/ Wroclaw + Juice Webster

Annaliese Rose will be making her first appearance at the Retreat alongside some talented friends!!! We've got a brilliant line-up for you AND it's free, check it out!!!

ANNALIESE ROSE-
As a singer/song-writer, Annaliese Rose has acquired a charisma and writing style well beyond her years. With her melancholic tones, Annaliese is sure to captivate her audiences for many years to come, and is thrilled to be headlining alongside talented artists at the Retreat.

WROCLAW-
Wrocław is the stage name for Melbourne singer-songwriter, performer and composer Imogen Cygler. Inspired by artists such as Susanne Sundfør, Wrocław has a contemporary sound with a classic pedigree. Cygler is currently studying Interactive Composition at the Victorian College of the Arts.

JUICE WEBSTER-
Juice Webster is a folk/alternative rock artist from Melbourne inspired by the music of artists such as Nick Cave, Feist and Jeff Buckley. Webster’s sound has, over time, become a fusion between the raw, honest and bare elements of folk music and the dark and atmospheric characteristics of alternative rock.

FREE ENTRY
DOORS 8PM

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Lucy's Lockett w/ Kat Eddy
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Lucy's Lockett w/ Kat Eddy

Lucy's Lockett are thrilled to be launching our debut EP Sailor Bay at the Retreat Hotel Brunswick. Come on down and kick back with a with some tunes, a beer or some food from the (kitchen open all arvo). With support from the beautiful Kat Eddy (her music is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for years to come). Free entry!

Set times.

Kat Eddy 3PM

Lucy's Lockett 4PM

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The Retreat's Birthday!
Nov
6
to Nov 7

The Retreat's Birthday!

Another trip around the sun for our beloved pub! To celebrate all the Sunday’s lost to boozy sessions in the beer garden, we’ve pulled together some sort of FREE ENTRY MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA. 

THREE STAGES, scattered across the venue. Heck, we’ve even chucked a curveball in with our very own SECRET STAGE. Yep, we’ve got that many tickets on ourselves, that we believe we’re warranted a secret stage. 

Enough about us though! Here's a lineup for ye!

BAND ROOM:
Dumb Punts
LOOBS
Pistol Peaches

FRONT BAR:
Chook Race
Nat Vazer
pting

SECRET STAGE: 
Dannika (SOLO) 
frances fox
Mio (SOLO)

Free as always. 2 til late. What a great way to avoid seeing horses get whipped in the name of entertainment! 

Come early, come thirsty. We’ll look after you :)

Lots of love,
The Retreat Hotel

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pumpy's Pub Quiz

Every Wednesday, Melbourne's most charming and musical quizmaster Pete 'Pumpy' Lawler dishes out the trivia either in the dining room or the beer garden (location depends on the weather). Come down by 7pm and sign up your team for you're chance to show off you knowledge, win great prizes and have the most entertaining evening meal of your week!

 

 

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Paris Plan Single Launch w/ Copperhead Brass Band + Renelophus
Nov
9
8:30 PM20:30

Paris Plan Single Launch w/ Copperhead Brass Band + Renelophus

Melbourne alt-soulsters, Paris Plan are bringing their unique blend of original RnB, hip hop and nu-soul to the world-famous Retreat Hotel, Brunswick to launch their double A side singles, 'Lost Something' and 'Say You Won't' on Friday November 9, 2018.

Very special guests include the explosive party brass machine that is COPPERHEAD BRASS BAND, and dirty rock hip-hop funsters, RENELOPHUS.

Entry is free, fun times guaranteed.. GIT DOWN!

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Maja w/ Joyce Prescher + Peny Bohan
Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

Maja w/ Joyce Prescher + Peny Bohan

It's ladies night at the Retreat this spring! 

Join three Melbourne songstresses for an intimate night out at The Retreat Hotel on the 13th of November. 

The show will kick off with Peny Bohan's sultry vocals; cheeky and seductive songs. She will be followed by Joyce Prescher whose poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and voice will get under your skin. Thought- provoking and deeply-personal, Maja will conclude the night with her vulnerable and relatable songwriting, displaying a depth and maturity far beyond her age. 

8pm start.

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The Golden Rail Single Launch w/ The High Gears + Major Bummer
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Golden Rail Single Launch w/ The High Gears + Major Bummer

"Don't Let Go of the Light" is the first single from the soon to be released second Golden Rail Album. Help us celebrate with an arvo gig in the front bar at the Retreat Hotel kicking off at 4pm with The High Gears, followed by Major Bummer at 5pm then Golden Rail at 6pm. Singles available at the gig. Great food, good times, bring the kids!

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Gus Mini Residency w/ Marlings
Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

Gus Mini Residency w/ Marlings

GUS will be making her first appearance at the Retreat Hotel front bar for a mini-residency in November. Taking place on the 20th, GUS (solo w/ special guests tba) will be supported by Marlings and on the 27th, GUS (band) will be joined by Franco Cozzo

Come on down for a refreshing and sombre take on an indie folk, shoegazey daydream that will make you fall in love with her the minute she steps foot on the stage.

SET TIMES TBA

MARLINGS-
With their vivid folk style, and heartwarming delivery of their fragile, soft ballads, the Marlings' gentle and inviting performance should not be missed. Their expressive qualities are just one reason they manage to captivate and engage their audience, as they are sure to do at the Retreat.

FRANCO COZZO-
Franco Cozzo consist of intricate, reverb and delay laden dual guitar work, jazzy saxophone melodies, thumping basslines, crashing yet funky drums and hazy vocal melodies all contributing to a wall of sound akin to 90's shoegaze with an indie and jazzy twist.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4CsiisyvRlJfsOYzMYBS6b?si=2F-ZlBgPSEaEbqOvP4OwQQ

GUS-
https://soundcloud.com/ames234

This event takes place on the land that belongs to the Wurrundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Massive special thanks to Claudia Chew for her art work ♥

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Gus Mini Residency w/ Franco Cozzo
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Gus Mini Residency w/ Franco Cozzo

GUS will be making her first appearance at the Retreat Hotel front bar for a mini-residency in November. Taking place on the 20th, GUS (solo w/ special guests tba) will be supported by Marlings and on the 27th, GUS (band) will be joined by Franco Cozzo

Come on down for a refreshing and sombre take on an indie folk, shoegazey daydream that will make you fall in love with her the minute she steps foot on the stage.

SET TIMES TBA

MARLINGS-
With their vivid folk style, and heartwarming delivery of their fragile, soft ballads, the Marlings' gentle and inviting performance should not be missed. Their expressive qualities are just one reason they manage to captivate and engage their audience, as they are sure to do at the Retreat.

FRANCO COZZO-
Franco Cozzo consist of intricate, reverb and delay laden dual guitar work, jazzy saxophone melodies, thumping basslines, crashing yet funky drums and hazy vocal melodies all contributing to a wall of sound akin to 90's shoegaze with an indie and jazzy twist.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4CsiisyvRlJfsOYzMYBS6b?si=2F-ZlBgPSEaEbqOvP4OwQQ

GUS-
https://soundcloud.com/ames234

This event takes place on the land that belongs to the Wurrundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Massive special thanks to Claudia Chew for her art work ♥

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Big Moist and the Smoking Durries Single Launch w/ Nipple Chaffes + Greyjacks
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Big Moist and the Smoking Durries Single Launch w/ Nipple Chaffes + Greyjacks

THE BIG MOISTY DURRY BOYS' DEBUT SINGLE "MUMS OLD COMMODORE" COMES OUT ON THE 15TH OF OCTOBER, AND THE BEST PART IS WE'RE HAVIN A SINGLE LAUNCH AT THE RETREAT HOTEL!!!!!! ON A FRIDAY!!!! FREE ENTRY!!!! GIDDY UP!!!!

WE GOT OLD MATES GREYJACKS ON AT 8:15 PM!!! YEEHAWW

WE GOT THE LEGENDS NIPPLE CHAFFES ON AT 9:10 PM!!! GIDDY UP

AND THE BIG MOIST AND THE SMOKING DURRIES BOYS ARE ON AT 10 PM!!!! 

WE'RE HERE FOR A GOOD TIME NOT A LONG TIME, COME CELEBRATE, HAVE SOME DRINKY POOS, AND LISTEN TO SOME MINT TOONS!!!

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Dez w/ Fairtrade Narcotics + Rama Jordan
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Dez w/ Fairtrade Narcotics + Rama Jordan

Dez are taking on Brunswick's Retreat Hotel with help from Rama Jordon and Fairtrade Narcotics for a free show!

From Melbourne, Rama Jordon is a creative and aspiring young musician. With his main instruments being the guitar, voice, and clarinet, Rama performs mainly with his band, a fusion trio bringing together their love of music and culture with an expressive, alternate fusion of Jazz, Classical and light Rock.

Fairtrade Narcotics is an enigmatic, jazzy ensemble fresh outta Fitzroy. A raucous revolving door septet, borrowing influences from bossa to funk & beyond.

Dez are a 4 piece Melbourne-based band creating a blend of indie, jazz, and surf rock. After meeting at university in early 2017, they have gigged frequently across Melbourne for the last 18 months. Their sound has drawn comparisons to Jeff Buckley and King Krule.

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Pumpy's Pub Quiz

Every Wednesday, Melbourne's most charming and musical quizmaster Pete 'Pumpy' Lawler dishes out the trivia either in the dining room or the beer garden (location depends on the weather). Come down by 7pm and sign up your team for you're chance to show off you knowledge, win great prizes and have the most entertaining evening meal of your week!

 

 

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Nick O'Mara Mini Residency w/ James Kenyon
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

Nick O'Mara Mini Residency w/ James Kenyon

Irrepressible song writer extraordinaire king Charles Jenkins, is taking a brief break from his permanent Monday night front bar residency at the Retreat Hotel, so for two Mondays in October myself and some friends will be stepping in to fill those big song writing boots. I'll be bringing a swag of tunes and guitars. With Alex Rogowski on drums. 

Joining me on Monday the 8th of October will be Brooke Russell and then on Monday the 15th of October we’ll see James Kenyon jumping up. On each night both acts will be doing a set each and maybe even play a song or two together.. Gonna be good times.

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The Fix Ups w/ Quashani Bahd + Emma Ovenden
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Fix Ups w/ Quashani Bahd + Emma Ovenden

Next Sunday night is gonna be a party at The Retreat Hotel with The Fix Ups and special guests Dancehall Queen Quashani Bahd and Electro RnB Songwriter Emma Ovenden. These guys are hot stuff in the Melbourne Music scene at The moment. Come fill your cup full musical goodness where you can swing your booty to an eclectic collection tasty rhythms. And it's absolutely FREE!

The Fix Ups are the antidote to boring dance floors everywhere. With their genre mashing scuzzy yet opulent pop - new wave synths are just the beginning for this art pop band.
http://thefixups.com http://thefixups.com/listen.html

Quashani Bahd coins her genre of music 'Regglues' as a "passion for reggae and an adoration for the blues". 
http://www.quashanibahd.com

https://emmaovenden.bandcamp.com

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The Argotiers w/ Black Beer White Lies
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

The Argotiers w/ Black Beer White Lies

Join us for Sunday afternoon drinks and food at the home of live music in Melbourne.

The Argotiers

With a cross-generational eclectic sound familiar to the many garages of Melbourne, The Argotiers provide an interesting type of hard-edged pop … or is it rock? Jangling guitars and cheesy keyboards combined with stories about Julie Andrews, Franco Cozzo and Saturday nights out in Coburg are enough to make your heart go booooom.

Black Beer White Lies

A new music genre has entered Wikipedia this year … ‘Punktry and Western’ … check out the band that invented it, Black Beer White Lies

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Little Murders w/ The High Gears
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Little Murders w/ The High Gears

Melbourne power pop legends LITTLE MURDERS fresh from a tour of JAPAN and having just released a BEST of album 1979-2018 on OFF THE HIP records return to the Retreat to blast out some of the best guitar pop made in the last few decades which kicked off with the indie classic "Things Will be Different" on Au Go Records almost 40 years ago. And the guitars, beat, harmonies and melodies haven't let up in all the years between.

They will be joined by the HIGH GEARS making their debut performance. How do they describe themselves? The High Gears are new Melb based 4piece power pop band ..writing songs that are heavy on catchy guitar and vocal driven melodies, harking back to the Australian underground sounds somewhere between the Easybeats and The Stems

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Mantell Ep Launch w/ Magic America + Wilderglow + Uva Ursi
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Mantell Ep Launch w/ Magic America + Wilderglow + Uva Ursi

Mantell invite you to come down to the Retreat Hotel on the 12th of October to celebrate the release of their long-awaited debut EP "Thirty Two". Bring your mates along, have a drink and enjoy a night of fresh tunes. Supporting the boys are Uva Ursi, and Wilderglow. The night also features the unexpected and highly anticipated return of psych-rock legends and our good mates Magic America. It's sure to be a massive night, Don't miss it. (Free event)

Uva Ursi: 8-8:30 
Wilderglow: 8:45-9:15
Magic America: 9:30-10:15
Mantell: 10:45-11:45

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Rolling Blackouts C.F. w/ Body Type + Monnone Alone **SOLD OUT**
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Rolling Blackouts C.F. w/ Body Type + Monnone Alone **SOLD OUT**

After selling out two album launches at the Corner HotelRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are happy to announce one final show at The Retreat Hotel in Brunswick, with special guests Body Type and Monnone Alone. 100% of proceeds from the show will be donated to Safe Steps (safesteps.org.au).

Safe Steps began over 40 years ago and has since become the leading first response service in Victoria for women and their children experiencing family violence. The foundation also provides safe emergency accommodation and supports women into refuge or other accommodation options.

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pumpy's Pub Quiz

Every Wednesday, Melbourne's most charming and musical quizmaster Pete 'Pumpy' Lawler dishes out the trivia either in the dining room or the beer garden (location depends on the weather). Come down by 7pm and sign up your team for you're chance to show off you knowledge, win great prizes and have the most entertaining evening meal of your week!

 

 

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Nick O'Mara Mini Residency w/ Brooke Russell
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

Nick O'Mara Mini Residency w/ Brooke Russell

Irrepressible song writer extraordinaire king Charles Jenkins, is taking a brief break from his permanent Monday night front bar residency at the Retreat Hotel, so for two Mondays in October myself and some friends will be stepping in to fill those big song writing boots. I'll be bringing a swag of tunes and guitars. With Alex Rogowski on drums. 

Joining me on Monday the 8th of October will be Brooke Russell and then on Monday the 15th of October we’ll see James Kenyon jumping up. On each night both acts will be doing a set each and maybe even play a song or two together.. Gonna be good times.

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Meander w/ The Spaghetti Stains + Meruka
Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

Meander w/ The Spaghetti Stains + Meruka

WOWEE Come to this EPIC NIGHT at The Retreat Hotel front bar to see MEANDER with pals THE SPAGHETTI STAINS and MERUKA! Lots of fun plenty of bevs and sick Sunday vibes. 

After playing as many shows as they can so far all year and writing in between, Meander recently released a eagerly anticipated new single. Recorded live on Triple R“Now Do Classical Gas” has proven to be a rowdy piece at shows. They have smashed into the Melbourne scene with their loud weird sound, energetic performances and not to mention the Meander curse that is breaking strings. 


The Spaghetti Stains are a three piece, all female band from Gippsland, made up of members Emmah, Pantjiti and Rose. Their alt/indie rock sound takes inspiration from the likes of Dumb Punts, Wolf Alice, and The Grogans, featuring generational subject matter and lyrics from real events, bringing a hyped vibe to the stage.
Having recently won their local FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands, these girls are working hard on generating new material, following a high demand of bookings for upcoming gigs, both local and across other regions. 
Gigs! Open mic night at 123 Cafe in Sale, Down the Alley, House Arrest (house party), Music and More at The Wedge in Sale.
Our first jam was in February this year, with Emmah and Rose writing our most requested song, Toast to the Coast. Later, Pantjiti joined on lead guitar to form an entire band. 

Meruka, the four piece indie rockers from the North-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The boys based their sound from a unique blend of bands such as Hockey Dad, Foals and Two Door Cinema Club. The boys are also heavily influenced by the pop/dance scene, drawing inspiration from acts such as Northeast Party House, Cut Copy and New Order. The Boys have bounced around venues in the Fitzroy/Collingwood area playing spaces such as The Workers Club, The Tote and The Evelyn to name a few. As a group of working class joes, the boys enjoy breaking up the working week by playing their indie rock tunes up on stage and enjoying a cup of Bushells extra strong after a long day, not one you want to miss!

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Claire Taylor w/ Van Walker
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Claire Taylor w/ Van Walker

Claire Anne Taylor and Van Walker are teaming up for a double whammy of musical mayhem at The Retreat Hotel in Brunswick on Sunday, October 7.

3pm: Van Walker
4pm: Claire Anne Taylor


More about the artists:

CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR

‘A national treasure’ - ABC Radio
‘Taylor’s voice is the stuff of musical legend’- Canberra City News

With a voice that recalls a huskier, feminine version of Van Morrison, Claire Anne Taylor crafts soulful folk songs that are alternatively lush and intimately earthy. Born in Tasmania's ancient Tarkine rainforest, Taylor’s music is reflective of her wild and remote upbringing. With a powerfully captivating stage presence, her live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary. 

Claire Anne Taylor will be playing a show with her band at The Retreat Hotel to support the release of her new single 'Hold Me, Darling'. 

~

VAN WALKER

'If Bob Dylan was born 20 years later and grew up fraternising in Collingwood bars, he would sound like this.' - Patrick Emery, Beat Magazine

'Van Walker writes songs with the ease the rest of us breathe.' JB HiFi MAG

Born & raised on the windswept prairies of north-west coast Tasmania, between lashings of hallucinogenic cheese & Magic Johnson, weened on William Blake & Ribald magazine, Van first heard the music of Bob Dylan around adolescence & began picking guitar & writing songs. Some hundreds of songs later and a hell-bent pick, he moved to Melbourne to form the rocknroll outfit The Swedish Magazines, and sing his unique hillbilly stuff on the side. 

Drawing on the grand storytelling tradition of artists such as Ray Davies, Townes Van Zandt, Leon Payne & John Prine, & the acoustic finger-styles of John Fahey & Mississippi John Hurt, Van created a sound both old & new, with a laconic familiarity that speaks to the heart with an intimacy more effortless than contrived.

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Department. w/ Marathon + Steve and Jo's J.Rich Show
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Department. w/ Marathon + Steve and Jo's J.Rich Show

Footy seasons coming to a close, the weathers a warmin', the water pistol are being filled and primed for fights in the street ...... and a trifecta of beauties have been practicing for one night on October the fourth at The Retreat.
department. will be flogging their slippery stringed janglers, Marathon flippin ya with a cohort of meticulously trained exercise's in modern musical making and Steve and Jo from S.M Jenkins are taking ya back to the golden years in Boston, Massachusetts with an exciting full set of bangers by non other than Jonathan Michael Richman of The Modern Lovers.
You'd be an aboslute goose to miss out on this one, so feel the vibes of the changing seasons, slide out from your moulded butt grooves you've worked into your couch and come on down to The Retreat on the 4th of October ..... IT'$ BLOODY FREE!

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Pumpy's Pub Quiz

Every Wednesday, Melbourne's most charming and musical quizmaster Pete 'Pumpy' Lawler dishes out the trivia either in the dining room or the beer garden (location depends on the weather). Come down by 7pm and sign up your team for you're chance to show off you knowledge, win great prizes and have the most entertaining evening meal of your week!

 

 

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Porpoise Spit + Lubulwa / GF Eve
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Porpoise Spit + Lubulwa / GF Eve

Ummmmm excuse me, Lubulwa and Porpoise Spit are playing for free the afternoon before the Grand Final... so.....

Consider this gig to be the GRAND FINAL OF YOUR MUSICAL HEARTS & MINDS

Fresh off the V Line from Country Daze music festival, these little beauties are revving to bring you more Aussie pub pop bangers with some seriously sophisticated style*.

*Cannot guarantee any sophistication or style from Porpoise Spit, but probably from Lubulwa

Who will win? 

Everyone, that's who.

From 3-6pm, free entry bla bla bla bla bla see you there

This gig will be taking place on the land of the Wurundjeri people. This is stolen land that we are lucky enough to be playing on, and we pay our respects to Elders past present and emerging, and particularly to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people attending this event.

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The Hum Drums Single Launch w/ Cosmos + Shroud + Dayzed
Sep
27
to Sep 28

The Hum Drums Single Launch w/ Cosmos + Shroud + Dayzed

In a quaint living-room deep in the north approximately one year ago, fork-tongued and iron-lunged - THE HUM DRUMS were born. 
To celebrate the feat of surprisingly making another year, they're throwing a first birthday bash and launching their upcoming single 'HURRICANE No. 42' at their favourite haunt: The Retreat Hotel

Helping them blow out the candles on the night will be the sights and sounds of psychedelic power-trio Cosmos, apocalyptic riffers Shroud & starry-eyed shoegazers Dayzed.

DOORS 8:00pm. FREE ENTRY. 
Come start the long weekend with big tunes, your two favourite rogues and co.

In the meantime, do your homework:

COSMOS
https://cosmosmelbourne.bandcamp.com/

SHROUD
https://shroudband.bandcamp.com/

DAYZED
https://dayzed.bandcamp.com/

Artwork by Guru Jords.

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Pumpy's Pub Quiz

Every Wednesday, Melbourne's most charming and musical quizmaster Pete 'Pumpy' Lawler dishes out the trivia either in the dining room or the beer garden (location depends on the weather). Come down by 7pm and sign up your team for you're chance to show off you knowledge, win great prizes and have the most entertaining evening meal of your week!

 

 

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Jenny McKechnie & Sam Agostino - Joint solo residency
Sep
25
8:00 AM08:00

Jenny McKechnie & Sam Agostino - Joint solo residency

Jenny McKechnie is a songwriter that's been moonlighting in punk bands around Melbourne for the last half decade. Stripped of the fuzz pedals and cyclonic energy of her band Cable Ties her songs stand just as fierce and powerful in solo mode. Honest, tough and vulnerable songs about trying to make it through the world in one piece. Stunningly delivered in a huge, resonant voice by a weapon guitarist - as simple and complicated as rock 'n' roll need be.

Sam Agostino is best known for fronting garage punk no hoppers Digger and The Pussycats. When he isn’t busy wasting time in that outfit he can be found pumping out no frills lo-fi punk jams under the moniker Brat Farrar. In solo mode he’ll play material from those acts as well as new and old material from previous ensembles.

Jenny and Sam join forces to play two special solo shows at the The Retreat Hotel on Tuesday September 18 (with special guest Jess Owen) and Tuesday September 25 (with special guests Kate Alexanderr).

Free entry. 8pm start.

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