Swamp Moth (EP Launch) + Monarchus
Feb
23
9:30 PM21:30

Swamp Moth (EP Launch) + Monarchus

New is old and old is new and riffs are heavy and thunderous and unhinged - Swamp Moth has a new record! Comprising not just three more seductively selected forgotten hard rock morsels given the Moth power treatment but - holy fuquamole - two brand spankin originales! To set this beheswampmoth free, we are partying up at the Retreat - and joining us to kick it all off is the quite freakin delightful Monarchus - yes yes yes. At our spiritual home the Retreat we implore thee - get dusty, get messy and get down.

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Tryout Tuesdays!
Feb
27
8:30 PM20:30

Tryout Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday night at the retreat we feature three new up and coming bands. Come down and support some of Melbourne's freshest talent. Want to play? Send an email to your host alfordcountry@gmail.com, with "Tryout Tuesdays" in the subject heading.

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Feb
28
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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Women Up Front Series: Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters + Guests
Mar
1
8:30 PM20:30

Women Up Front Series: Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters + Guests

In the first two weeks of March, The Retreat presents WOMEN UP FRONT: A celebration of the incredible female talent in Australian Music with stricltly female-fronted bands. There'll be performances by Jess Parker, Modesty, Katie Brianna, Ruby Soho and The Radness, Spiral Perm, The Kat-O-Army, Emily Ulman, Jemma Nicole Band, Tiana Martel, Rachael Caddy, Eve Gowen, Rose-Zita Falko, Little Wise, Kez Fields and many many more. Plus all-female DJs and female comedians on Wednesday Nights! All free entry!

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Women Up Front Series: Modesty + Spiral Perm + Ruby Soho and The Radness + DJ Shakey Memorial
Mar
2
9:30 PM21:30

Women Up Front Series: Modesty + Spiral Perm + Ruby Soho and The Radness + DJ Shakey Memorial

In the first two weeks of March, The Retreat presents WOMEN UP FRONT: A celebration of the incredible female talent in Australian Music with stricltly female-fronted bands. There'll be performances by Jess Parker, Modesty, Katie Brianna, Ruby Soho and The Radness, Spiral Perm, The Kat-O-Army, Emily Ulman, Jemma Nicole Band, Tiana Martel, Rachael Caddy, Eve Gowen, Rose-Zita Falko, Little Wise, Kez Fields and many many more. Plus all-female DJs and female comedians on Wednesday Nights! All free entry!

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Sydney Road Street Party!
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sydney Road Street Party!

The Retreat's Sydney Road Street party is a stellar all-female lineup, with The Kat O Army, Arna Rox & The Truckstops, Jemma Nicole Band, Emily Ulman, Rachel Caddy Band, Twilight in Tulsa and The Tiana Martel Band. Free entry and good times all day, inside and out!

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Women Up Front Series: Push Songs presents Cathy Dobson + Anna Oliphant Wright
Mar
5
to Mar 6

Women Up Front Series: Push Songs presents Cathy Dobson + Anna Oliphant Wright

In the first two weeks of March, The Retreat presents WOMEN UP FRONT: A celebration of the incredible female talent in Australian Music with stricltly female-fronted bands. There'll be performances by Jess Parker, Modesty, Katie Brianna, Ruby Soho and The Radness, Spiral Perm, The Kat-O-Army, Emily Ulman, Jemma Nicole Band, Tiana Martel, Rachael Caddy, Eve Gowen, Rose-Zita Falko, Little Wise, Kez Fields and many many more. Plus all-female DJs and female comedians on Wednesday Nights! All free entry!

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Women Up Front Series: International Womens Day with Kerryn Fields + Little Wise + Maja
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Women Up Front Series: International Womens Day with Kerryn Fields + Little Wise + Maja

In the first two weeks of March, The Retreat presents WOMEN UP FRONT: A celebration of the incredible female talent in Australian Music with stricltly female-fronted bands. There'll be performances by Jess Parker, Modesty, Katie Brianna, Ruby Soho and The Radness, Spiral Perm, The Kat-O-Army, Emily Ulman, Jemma Nicole Band, Tiana Martel, Rachael Caddy, Eve Gowen, Rose-Zita Falko, Little Wise, Kez Fields and many many more. Plus all-female DJs and female comedians on Wednesday Nights! All free entry!

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Women Up Front Series: Eve Gowen Album launch!
Mar
9
9:30 PM21:30

Women Up Front Series: Eve Gowen Album launch!

In the first two weeks of March, The Retreat presents WOMEN UP FRONT: A celebration of the incredible female talent in Australian Music with stricltly female-fronted bands. There'll be performances by Jess Parker, Modesty, Katie Brianna, Ruby Soho and The Radness, Spiral Perm, The Kat-O-Army, Emily Ulman, Jemma Nicole Band, Tiana Martel, Rachael Caddy, Eve Gowen, Rose-Zita Falko, Little Wise, Kez Fields and many many more. Plus all-female DJs and female comedians on Wednesday Nights! All free entry!

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Women Up Front Series: Ruby Gilbert + Ramblin Ash Constance
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Women Up Front Series: Ruby Gilbert + Ramblin Ash Constance

In the first two weeks of March, The Retreat presents WOMEN UP FRONT: A celebration of the incredible female talent in Australian Music with stricltly female-fronted bands. There'll be performances by Jess Parker, Modesty, Katie Brianna, Ruby Soho and The Radness, Spiral Perm, The Kat-O-Army, Emily Ulman, Jemma Nicole Band, Tiana Martel, Rachael Caddy, Eve Gowen, Rose-Zita Falko, Little Wise, Kez Fields and many many more. Plus all-female DJs and female comedians on Wednesday Nights! All free entry!

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The Low Down Big Band
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Low Down Big Band

The Low Down Big Band are the 16 piece musical extravaganza that filled the our front and back bars many times in 2017. Band leader Stuart Lowe has assembled a cast of Melbourne's finest horn-blowers and jazz-standard interpreters to keep you moving on a Thursday evening - the perfect way to to unwind in to the public holiday.

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Feb
21
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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Tryout Tuesdays!
Feb
20
8:30 PM20:30

Tryout Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday night at the retreat we feature three new up and coming bands. Come down and support some of Melbourne's freshest talent. Want to play? Send an email to your host alfordcountry@gmail.com, with "Tryout Tuesdays" in the subject heading.

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The Shorts + Beacons + Udder Ubductees + Late Nights
Feb
16
9:30 PM21:30

The Shorts + Beacons + Udder Ubductees + Late Nights

Maximum rock n roll at The Retreat

With The ShortsBeaconsUdder Ubductees and Late Nights

The Shorts will be blowing out the cobwebs and playing some fast rock n roll for their first show of the year. Classy 7 piece, Beacons will be playing their earnest punk rock, which will no doubt remind people why they're the best band in town. 

Udder ubductees will be turning the milk sour with some crazy cow punk goodness. And Late Nights will kick off the bill with some of the best pop punk going around. 

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Parkville (EP Launch) + Grand Baxter + Market Lane
Feb
15
8:30 PM20:30

Parkville (EP Launch) + Grand Baxter + Market Lane

The long-awaited second EP by Parkville (formerly known as SPARKS) is on its way. Join us as we celebrate this release alongside the gentle storytelling of singer/songwriter Grand Baxter and the feats of vocal wizardry supplied by trio Market Lane. To celebrate this release, Parkville are expanding their live sound with the addition of cello and percussion to their usual lineup of acoustic guitar, piano, violin and rich three-part vocal harmony. This is one show you won't want to miss. Drinks, free entry, and brand new physical CDs for all guests to get their hands on!

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Feb
14
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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Tryout Tuesdays!
Feb
13
8:30 PM20:30

Tryout Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday night at the retreat we feature three new up and coming bands. Come down and support some of Melbourne's freshest talent. Want to play? Send an email to your host alfordcountry@gmail.com, with "Tryout Tuesdays" in the subject heading.

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The Resignators
Feb
8
8:30 PM20:30

The Resignators

'The Resignators sounded like Gang of Four if they were a ska band. Most of the audience sitting around me left the balcony for the dance floor, which was totally understandable. The band had an incredible energy, a great sound hybrid of vintage rock and roll and ska, a really cool organ and a kick-ass front man. I officially declare this the best ska set I’ve ever seen.' 
CJLO, Montreal, Canada

 

Join The Resignators at the Retreat Hotel in Brunswick on Thursday February 8th as they perform tracks from their latest album, Party Dates, as well as heaps of classic Resignator songs from the past 12 years.

 

This will be The Resignators last Melbourne show until The Resignators support The Creepshow from Canada in April 2018…

Don’t miss out, no cover charge, great meals and a super fun night!

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Feb
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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Tryout Tuesdays!
Feb
6
8:30 PM20:30

Tryout Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday night at the retreat we feature three new up and coming bands. Come down and support some of Melbourne's freshest talent. Want to play? Send an email to your host alfordcountry@gmail.com, with "Tryout Tuesdays" in the subject heading.

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Parkville (EP launch) + guests!
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Parkville (EP launch) + guests!

The long-awaited second EP by Parkville (formerly known as SPARKS) is on its way. Join us as we celebrate this release alongside the gentle storytelling of singer/songwriter Grand Baxter and the feats of vocal wizardry supplied by trio Market Lane. To celebrate this release, Parkville are expanding their live sound with the addition of cello and percussion to their usual lineup of acoustic guitar, piano, violin and rich three-part vocal harmony. This is one show you won't want to miss. Drinks, free entry, and brand new physical CDs for all guests to get their hands on.

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Duncan Phillips + The Long Stand + The Stetson Family + Rosie Burgess Trio + The Special
Feb
4
2:00 PM14:00

Duncan Phillips + The Long Stand + The Stetson Family + Rosie Burgess Trio + The Special

This is one gig you don't want to miss. Not only will four fantastic bands be playing live for free at one of the city's most iconic music venues, the whole show will be immortalised on video. 

Hosting Live @ The Retreat will be none other than PBS Acid Country's David Heard, so tune into 106.7 FM at 3PM on Thursday 1st of February for a taste of what you're in for.

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Lot 56
Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

Lot 56

It's good ol' country rock n roll with Lot 56, and we can't wait to have them back. These guys not only light up the stage here in Melbourne, but are also regular tourists to Japanese, where they continue to meet with an ecstatic response at club shows and festivals.

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New Savages Single Launch
Feb
2
9:30 PM21:30

New Savages Single Launch

The New Savages play Melbourne Hill Country Blues. A mix between the deep delta blues sound of Mississippi, the raw sexuality of The Doors and the storytelling of Johnny Cash. They're returning to their home ground The Retreat to launch new single Brother, I am Your Keeper.

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Falcon Club + Foolish Boys + Franco Cozzo
Feb
1
8:30 PM20:30

Falcon Club + Foolish Boys + Franco Cozzo

Melbourne rock band Falcon Club are coming to The Retreat for a special show on February 1st. 

The boys will be bringing their hard-hitting rock and blues numbers to the main band room for the second time. 

Be sure to catch them live as they play tracks off their 2017 self titled EP and plenty more tunes soon to be released in 2018. With supports from legends Foolish Boys and a special act to be announced, this will be a show you won’t want to miss.

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Jan
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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Tryout Tuesdays!
Jan
30
8:30 PM20:30

Tryout Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday night at the retreat we feature three new up and coming bands. Come down and support some of Melbourne's freshest talent. Want to play? Send an email to your host alfordcountry@gmail.com, with "Tryout Tuesdays" in the subject heading.

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Hey Gringo
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

Hey Gringo

Groove Injected Funky Blues & Roots with a tongue in cheek edge is what to expect from these seasoned unique multi-instrumentalists. Hey Gringo have been Retreat favourites for years now - don't miss them!

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2nd Annual Family Day - a public holiday fundraiser for Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Womens Services
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Annual Family Day - a public holiday fundraiser for Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Womens Services

Family Day is a wonderful feel-good day for ALL the family. We have childrens' entertainment early, followed by bands from late afternoon into the evening. We'll again be raising money for Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Womens services - a cause close to our hearts. We can't think of a better way to spend the public holiday!

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