Melbourne’s newest live music venue, Odeon Richmond has a cracking lineup this July

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Melbourne’s newest live music venue, Odeon Richmond has a cracking lineup this July

Grace Woodroofe performing at Odeon Richmond's opening night. Photo credit Carbie Warbie.
Grace Woodroofe performing at Odeon Richmond's opening night. Photo credit Carbie Warbie.

Though it may not be perched upon the slope of the Acropolis, Melbourne's own Odeon Richmond is only in its infancy.

Don’t get things twisted though, Odeon Richmond is quickly shaping up to be one of Melbourne’s best. Brought into the world by Eleni Tzaros and Bruce Butler after a trip to Athens, Greece, the two decided to bring their very own slice of the great Odeon to Melbourne. And boy, have they succeeded.

Opening at the start of June, it’s very quickly establishing a reputation as a meeting place where folks from across the industry can convene, whether they be artists, punters or industry professionals. Boasting retro-modern stylings, Odeon Richmond offers a taste of the silver age in a space more willing to shapeshift than a chameleon. What better way to showcase this ability than a month of stellar programming?

Keep up with the latest music news, features, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Nick Batterham

  • Thursday Residency
  • w/ Nick Murray and Jethro Woodward
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Nick Batterham has oh so kindly found his way into a residency at Odeon Richmond this July, launching his new album The Sentimentalist, which will be played in full each night. Expect dependable, memorable melodies that bring a tear to an eye and a smile to a face. A voice so delicate, yet so powerful. Truly amazing stuff. Supported by Nick Murray on guitar on the 4th and the 25th, and Jethro Woodward on the 11th and the 18th.

La discothèque

  • Every Friday
  • w/ DJ Randy Lipz XXX and DJ Bricolage
  • Deborah Harry tribute night July 5th

Resident DJs DJ Randy Lipz XXX and DJ Bricolage take over Odeon Richmond, slinging only the finest in disco, funk and soul, from the 60s, 70s and 80s. There will be an exception to this, however, as the first Friday of the month is a celebration of Deborah Harry’s birthday (of Blondie fame) and the iconic CBGB. You’ll be down there, one way or another.

Moving Towards the Pulsebeat

  • Every Saturday night
  • w/ DJ Randy Lipz XXX and DJ Bricolage

Saturday nights will be a time when the usual suspects take control of the sound system at Odeon Richmond, though with a noticeably darker flavour. Want to dress with a little new romantic flair? Maybe you hang out with the kids wearing too much eyeliner, or perhaps you feel a little more comfortable in a battle jacket. Either way, you’ll all fit in here, a night sure to satisfy all your synth-wave, punk (both of the post and classic variety), industrial and goth needs. We know you’ll be swaying with the rest of them in no time.

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  • Saturday, July 6th
  • w/ Hamish Cowan (Cordrazine)
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Rarely does a band like Greenhouse come along. Tyler Jenke of Rolling Stone puts it best: “There aren’t many bands who get the opportunity to release their debut album more than 30 years into their career, but then again, there aren’t many bands like Greenhouse.” This show marks the return to Australian soil for Geelong punks Greenhouse, who have been on tour with the likes of the Happy Mondays, following a reunion back in 2020. Think post-punk melodies drizzled over the top of a Britpop attitude and swagger. With special guest Hamish Cowan of Cordrazine

Michael Sheridan

  • Friday, July 12th
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Odeon Richmond will play host to the exclusive listening party for renowned and prolific guitarist Michael Sheridan, marking the 30th anniversary of the album by Dumb and the Ugly, Atmospheres of Metal (also making its vinyl debut). Michael is known for playing in groundbreaking industrial, synth metal band No and having played with almost the entirety of Australian rock royalty, including Michael Hutchence and Ollie Olsen in Max Q. Released back in 1992, this is an opportunity to talk to the man behind the magic, with a Q&A following the album, and a curated DJ set to carry the night away.

Soul Sisters – Say No to Domestic Violence


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  • Saturday, July 13th
  • Benefit event supporting Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
  • All-female DJ lineup
  • Buy tickets here.

Odeon Richmond will be holding a fundraiser on behalf of Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre to raise awareness about domestic violence in our communities. What better way to make a difference and get a night of fun out of it than coming down to Odeon Richmond? With prizes to be won through a raffle, and a stellar all-female DJ lineup spinning the best in soul, funk, R&B and Motown on vinyl all night, what more could you want?

Michael Parisi

  • Thursday, July 25th
  • Live edition of Vinyl Tap podcast + Q&A

Come down for an extremely rare opportunity to gain some knowledge from one of the greats, as Aussie music industry veteran Michael Parisi brings a live edition of his podcast Vinyl Tap to Odeon Richmond, where he will invite the audience into his world for one night only, followed by an intimate Q&A session.

Immigrant Union

  • Friday, July 26th
  • Buy tickets here.

You’re in for a real treat on the 26th, as Immigrant Union have decided to re-emerge from their proverbial cave after near-eternity. A passion project of some heavy hitters in the industry, the band features Brent De Boer of the Dandy Warhols. Expect something similar, but with a distinctly different flavour that embraces psychedelia, folk and southern rock. Maybe a little bit of Paul Simon. Just a little.

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