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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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Nov
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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Kris Lee Morris (NSW)
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Kris Lee Morris (NSW)

Kristen Lee Morris has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s most unique and captivating country & blues musicians. His songs cut to the heart and on stage with his rusty guitar he tears the house down. Following his critically acclaimed debut solo record RUINS in 2014, and his much loved duo project with partner Sarah Humphreys, Eagle & The Wolf, he has toured the country sharing stages with the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Parr, The Fumes, Kasey Chambers, Hayes Carll and many more.

“Morris blew me away with his raw blues and alt-country that kicked up metaphorical dust while at the same time cutting an emotional line straight to the heart.”– Post To Wire

Coming next is the complete amalgamation of his blues roots with his country leanings with the release of his second solo studio album HILLBILLY BLUES. Produced by the father of Australian alt-country Bill Chambers with a live band over two days, it captures all the swagger, heart and charm of Morris in full flight.

To celebrate the release of HILLBILLY BLUES, Morris is hitting the road. The tour features Morris in duo-mode alongside drummer Josh Dufficy (Grizzlee Train, Kasey Chambers Band) bringing the house down with material from RUINS, Eagle & The Wolf and the new album.

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Hobo Magic w/ Stiff Richards + Psychobabel
Nov
16
3:30 PM15:30

Hobo Magic w/ Stiff Richards + Psychobabel

Everyone's favourite heavy groove masters Hobo Magic are back with some COSMIC CREAM, fusing light and dark, space and time with another crushing jam as the 2nd single release for upcoming album Mt Mind.

In what's been an extremely busy year for the band with Japan tours, 3 national tours and 4 single releases, Hobo Magic are hitting the road for one more time before rounding the year out in a bid to spread the good riff to all and sundry.

MELBOURNE fans are treated to a FREE SHOW at The Retreat Hotel on Friday 16 November alongside STIFF RICHARDS and Psychobabel. Doors from 8pm. Will pack out! Get in early.

Hobo Magic accompany the 'Cosmic Cream' single release with a run of dates up and down the East Coast including an appearance at Australian Music Week and River Rocks 2018 SOLD OUT.

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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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Riflebirds w/ The Delvenes
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Riflebirds w/ The Delvenes

“This album is a cracker from start to finish. A magnificent record.” Neil Rogers, Triple R.

High-energy rock’n’roll!! ‘Ain’t Ever Going Home’ – the new album from Melbourne five-piece Riflebirds – sees the band move into new territory, stepping up the tempo and taking the spirited riffarama of their live shows and capturing it on studio record.

This is the third album in as many years for these prolific Riflebirds. Its release follows a busy schedule of bringing their live show to a slew of festivals, bars and pubs across the land.

Riflebirds and The Delvenes reunite for a Sunday arvo gig at The Retreat. Don't miss this free show in the main band room!

The Delvenes: 3pm

Riflebirds: 4pm

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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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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Nov
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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Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Moon Cup + Ruby Jones + Madeline Leman

~ ~ ~ Triple Headline at The Retreat ~ ~ ~

MADELINE LEMAN | RUBY JONES | MOON CUP

What do we want? A triple headline at the Retreat! 
When do we want it? NOW! Or on November 22nd!

Three babes are joining forces to bring you a night of foot stompin’, hip swayin’, eye cryin’ good times. 

FREE SHOW ♥ 

MADELINE LEMAN
Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells create a retro Americana surf sound that is sinful
and soulful, heartbreaking and leg shaking. Both hard to define and easy to love, their combination of 60s surf rock, 70s pop and Americana twang will take you on a wild ride that you won’t want to get off. Have you heard her latest single Diva With The Fever For Change?! Do yourself a favour. 

RUBY JONES
Ruby Jones’ songwriting evokes images of a desolate American landscape merged with dreamlike narratives of heartbreak and redemption. Before embarking on her solo career she recorded and toured as a background vocalist for Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes. It was in this group she met her songwriting partner lead guitarist, Jules Pascoe (Jazz Party, Husky, Jaala). It’s gonna be swoon city, lovers. 

MOON CUP
MOON CUP is the solo project of Rita Khayat (Spiral Perm). It’s a bit post-punk, it’s a bit pop, whatever it lacks in an adequate Facebook event bio, it makes up for in driving bass lines and lyrics that will kick your butt. Do. 

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Christopher Marshall Presentation w/ Kim Volkman + The Spoils
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Christopher Marshall Presentation w/ Kim Volkman + The Spoils

As lead singer of legendary Melbourne Blues Punk firebrands, Harem Scarem, Christopher Marshall blew out the speakers on many a Melbourne stage. For those of you who missed them first time around, Harem Scarem were a much loved fixture of Melbourne’s thriving live scene back then. Renowned for their ferociously intense gigs, they were described variously as “Cold Chisel with a punk-rocking heart” or as “the Stones meet Creedence covering the Cramps” (or some such nonsense). With an intensely loyal following and upward trajectory of critical and popular acclaim they nonetheless disbanded way too soon in 1987 following the release of their landmark LP, Pilgrims Progress – re-released to renewed critical ravings in expanded format by AZTEC in 2008. Christopher Marshall then retreated into monastic seclusion before dragging himself out of the swamp temporarily in order to reinvent himself as a Scott Walkeresque soul rocking crooner for 1998’s well received Strange Waters, Small Mercies (Hi Gloss CD). A brace of shows backed by an all-star band (featuring members of Hunters & Collectors; Stephen Cummings, the Models etc.) recaptured the glory days but proved to be a flash in the pan as the singer retreated all too soon into the welcoming mangroves of obscurity.

Who would have guessed that in the midst of all this, Christopher Marshall was itching to reboot his fabled singing career.

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The Good Minus w/ Harry Permezel + Susy Blue
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Good Minus w/ Harry Permezel + Susy Blue

The Good Minus are putting on a special show to celebrate their latest single, “Laughing Full Steam”. This will also be their last show for the year before they go into the studio to finish recording their album. They’ll be joined on the evening by Harry Permezel and Susy Blue.

https://thegoodminus.bandcamp.com
https://www.thegoodminus.com
https://www.facebook.com/thegoodminus/

https://www.facebook.com/harrypermezel/
https://hazerous.bandcamp.com/

https://susyblue.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SusyBlueBand/

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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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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Nov
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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House Deposit Mini-Residency w/ Jarrow (Solo) + Mara
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

House Deposit Mini-Residency w/ Jarrow (Solo) + Mara

well well well. HD played their first ever show at the retreat this year in august, released a single in october & somehow managed to keep it all together.

in celebration the band return to the cowboy front bar with some of their closest pals to celebrate music & friendship! these are the last shows until 2019 (meag is disappearing offline n back to the coast. will she return? only time will tell).

doors at 7:30, first act at 8 ~ gold coin donation ! $

4th:
Jarrow (solo)
everyone's favourite rascal, who released his sophomore record 'expensive hugs' earlier this year and has been super cheeky ever since ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31rWhnLb2WE

mara
dreamy sonic ambient sounds that'll subsequently melt n break your heart ~ https://soundcloud.com/maramaramusic

AND
** a special one-time duet from sam + meag! expect covers & lots of emotions. **

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Pumpy's Pub Quiz
Dec
5
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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Cabinet Album Launch w/ Funk Me Right + Christian Foyle
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Cabinet Album Launch w/ Funk Me Right + Christian Foyle

Cabinet will be launching their NEW ALBUM at the Retreat Hotel on Thursday the 6th of December!

Cabinet are a five-piece original band from Melbourne. Playing together since 2016, the band blends elements of funk, soul, hip hop and jazz to create an original, groove-based sound. Cabinet recorded their debut self-titled album in the winter of 2018, successfully launching it in December. 

Supporting Cabinet will be solo house/funk artist Christian Foyle, and Melbourne band Funk Me Right. 

Come along for an unmissable night of Funk and Groove!

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Rain of Animals w/ Mayhem
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Rain of Animals w/ Mayhem

Rain Of Animals is the euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) and their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, vocal harmony, bluegrass, swing, oldtime, tunes and songs. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and gems of rarities you wish you had discovered earlier, their sound is both new and old, unique in it's instrumental wizardry and musical integrity all at once.

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House Deposit Mini-Residency w/ Gutter Girls + Perlinki
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

House Deposit Mini-Residency w/ Gutter Girls + Perlinki

well well well. HD played their first ever show at the retreat this year in august, released a single in october & somehow managed to keep it all together.

in celebration the band return to the cowboy front bar with some of their closest pals to celebrate music & friendship! these are the last shows until 2019 (meag is disappearing offline n back to the coast. will she return? only time will tell).

doors at 7:30, first act at 8 ~ gold coin donation ! $

4th:
Jarrow (solo)
everyone's favourite rascal, who released his sophomore record 'expensive hugs' earlier this year and has been super cheeky ever since ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31rWhnLb2WE

mara
dreamy sonic ambient sounds that'll subsequently melt n break your heart ~ https://soundcloud.com/maramaramusic

AND
** a special one-time duet from sam + meag! expect covers & lots of emotions. **

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Stompin' Riffraffs (JPN)
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Stompin' Riffraffs (JPN)

In their words…. STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS, formed in Tokyo in 2006, are comprised of three chicks—Rie (bass), Miku (keyboard and theremin), and Saori (drums)—and fronted by their man Nao (guitar and vocals).They have been regular fixtures of the Tokyo underground since their inception and regularly tour around their native Japan while still finding time to play internationally with regular frequency.

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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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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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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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Don't Thank Me, Spank Me + Karate, Boogaloo
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

Don't Thank Me, Spank Me + Karate, Boogaloo

"Don't Thank Me, Spank Me" and "Karate, Boogaloo" come together at Sydney Road's finest watering hole "The Retreat Hotel" to bring you some Live Melbourne Music. 

The music played on the evening will be great. Perfect for a little, medium, or big dance, a little, medium, or big boogie or a drink-sipping-and-foot-tapping-to-your-contented-self kinda thing. We'd love to see you all there.

There will also be amazing merchandise being sold on the evening. Come and get a slice.

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Jai Croft + Sampletext
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jai Croft + Sampletext

*FREE ENTRY*

On the 4th of November; whether you're nursing a mad hangy from the weekend, or looking to transition into the new week with some feel good vibes, the Retreat Hotel will be the place.

With the mastermind of Sampletext dousing all in his plethora of divine, soul-enriching, melodic grooves, as well as the incandescent Jai Croft conjuring an intimate and gritty feels-filled tracklist, the night of sweet earcandy wont be one to miss.

So come have a beer n get some tunes in ya ear x 

Guests and set times TBA

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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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Mr. McClelland's Finishing School
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Mr. McClelland's Finishing School

Has everyone recovered from our birthday shin-dig? Yes? Good. Let's hit the dance floor.

On Friday 2nd of November, begin the longest of unofficial long weekends by letting your hair down old-school Finishing School-style with DJs Andrew McClelland and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd!

We'll be heating up that Melbourne stalwart, The Retreat Hotel with classic, crowded, sweaty good times from 10pm.

No need to pre-book - all tix are $10 at the door and we'll squeeze as many of you in as we can manage.

And as if you needed a reminder...

Mr. McClelland's Finishing School is a celebrated night of dancing to pop music.

And that means all kinds of pop music;

From The Smiths to The Beatles, from Weezer to Prince, from Belle & Sebastian to The Supremes, from Pulp to Passion Pit, from James Brown to Blur, from Rage Against the Machine to Run DMC, from The Spice Girls to Arcade Fire. 

It's all for dancing.

Featuring music you really like and music you had forgotten you really like and music you will soon really like. Nobody can go from Rancid to Whitney Houston like Finishing School can.

It's crowded, sweaty and joyous. Come along and shake it.

You've been to other club nights... now come to the Finishing School.

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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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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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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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Spacey Jane (WA) w/ David Western
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Spacey Jane (WA) w/ David Western

Hey team. We just released our brand new single: 'Keep a Clean Nose'. After faffing around over here in hometown WA, we're eastbound again, in search of friends and weather as always.

We'll be playing a couple of shows in the loving arms of Melbourne, this one's at The Retreat Hotel in Brunswick, and you wouldn't believe it but it's FREE. Hope to see your lovely faces there. 

Doors at 8pm.
FREE entry
Super special supports TBA!

"Fresh out of Freo, Spacey Jane think and operate a bit differently. That’s something you’ll continue to discover as the months tick over. Recently nominated for three WAM Awards all focused around their live show and sound, and handpicked winner of Happy’s Needle In The Hay competition, SJ’s trajectory is on the up.

Following on from their most recent single, “Cold Feet”, the four piece return with a breezy track “Keep A Clean Nose”. The single was launched to a sold out home town crowd at Perth’s The Bird last week and soon, the group will be heading to the eastern seaboard to bring their infectious live show to this side of the country once again."

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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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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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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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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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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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