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Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:21am

The poster for this year’s annual Cherry Rock festival features a kangaroo wearing a cut-off denim jacket, staring out from the page with menacing eyes.


Behind the poster art lies a story, and James Young, Cherry Bar owner and booker and principal organising mind behind Cherry Rock, wants to tell it. 
“Twenty odd years ago I was going to Meredith with some mates,...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 2:25pm


Does everyone get along well on the road?We've all known each other a bunch of years and done some road trips together which means we know each other well enough to praise, poke and hang shit on each and still be the best o' pals.
 If you each had to play in one of your bands for the rest of your lives, which would it be? Datura4, obviously, it's a here and now rock’n’...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 9:46am


Who came up with the idea for the Death Acoustic Tour? Death acoustic was an idea I had a long time ago and I've been doing live acoustic shows for ten years on and off, in between band tours to fill in time. This particular tour with Christian from Beats Cartel grew from Mojo Burning festival in Brisbane and the idea to book a tour around it. 
Is the nudity planned, or...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 9:39am

An acclaimed selection of rock’n’roll royalty are set for the 11th annual CherryRock. 


Leading off the announcement is San Francisco punk outfit Dwarves, bringing their heavy-hitting sounds to Melbourne. 



Atlanta Southern rock group Nashville Pussy will also perform. With music commonly referred to as ‘sleaze rock’, their narratives are exactly...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:41pm

With a name like Matt Savage, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the lead singer of Melbourne post-punk rising stars Destrends has had his fair share of wild gigs.


The provocateur and bandleader has an electrifying presence live, constantly pushing his band’s hooky melodies into wilder and wilder territory – and yes, every now and then, things start to buckle a little under that...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 2:24pm

Fresh from tearing UNIFIED festival a new one, Alexisonfire are giving Melbourne audiences a treat - locking in an afterparty for their upcoming show. 


Wade MacNeil will be on the decks at Cherry Bar from midnight. 


“Tonight after the show in Melbourne. I’ll be DJing from Midnight til 1AM,” MacNeil shared via Instagram. “Come party with me and the boys.”

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:54am

Those who can’t do, teach.


Or so the old adage goes, in any case. Certainly it doesn’t apply in the case of Shannen Wick, lead singer of seven-piece soul titans Fulton Street. In addition to her commitments with the band, Wick also happens to moonlight at a school, working as an instructor in Indonesian, and though maintaining that balance does sometimes prove difficult, it...

Posted 16 Dec 2016 @ 2:45pm

The very best local and international acts to have performed at Cherry Bar over the past year are set to receive their rightful homage, with awards spanning the best performers from each night of the week.


In line for the Best Thursday Soul Act award are The Harlots, The Bamboos, Kylie Auldist, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Deep Street Soul, Kattimoni, Andrea Marr, The Sugarcanes,...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:19pm


What’s the Don Fernando journey been like so far? I’m the founding member so it’s been a pretty wild journey, numerous lineup changes and lots of touring has made sure it’s been eventful. We started in Wollongong a little over ten years ago and made the move to Melbourne soon after.
What’s the best part about playing live? Live is great because its spontaneous and...

Posted 28 Nov 2016 @ 2:01pm

Sydney "thrust-core" roustabouts Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams are hitting the road for a national tour come 2017. 


The group will be promoting their latest single release Powdered Sugar, a blistering track, dedicated to Rick’s hedonistic lifestyle, and all those who like to party. The crew have had a busy year, rattling cages and playing stages across the country off...


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