Yah Yah’s

Yah Yah’s

99 Smith Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

(03) 9419 4920            
www.yahyahs.com.au

 

 

Band Bookings:

mary@baropen.com.au

Please include links to your music and contact details

 

Venue Manager/Lost Property:

rachaelyahyahs@gmail.com

 

 


Opening hours (reliably open late):

Thursdays 7pm to 3am
Fridays  
7pm to 5am
Saturdays  7pm to 5am
Sundays closed, except for public holiday eves, 7pm – 5am

Upstairs bar open from 12am Fridays & Saturdays


 

Yah Yah's hosts bands and DJs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. We spin rock, soul, garage, surf, exotica, 60s, 70s and more.

 

 

 

 

gig guide:

 

 

 

Thursday 24 April

ANZAC DAY EVE

THE RAMSHACKLE ARMY

THE WORKINGHORSE IRONS

ROYAL CUT THROAT CO

SARGE & THE NUKED

The Ramshackle Army, The Workinghorse Irons, Royal cut Throat Co and Sarge and the Nuked are ready to put on an evening of great rock n roll at Yah Yahs on ANZAC Day Eve, Thursday 24th April. What a way to get ready for a long weekend!

Ramshackle Army are a celt punk from Melbourne who have been on the since the 6 piece started in 2010 which includes touring the world.

The Workinghorse Irons have been carving themselves out quite a niche in the Australian Rock n Roll scene with their unique brand of Psychobilly rock n roll.  With thumping double bass and catchy hooks these boys drive it home with an energetic live show and leave your ear drums moist from eargasms.  The boys recently headed to Byron to record at one of Australia’s best recording spots “Studios 301” and are back to play one of their favourite venues, Yah Yahs before it gets handed over to Cherry Bar in May, so this definitely won’t be the last time Workinghorse Irons play at 99 Smith Street.

https://www.facebook.com/events/211439992400526/

DOORS 7PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM), $10

Late tunes by RICHIE 1250

Free entry after midnight

open ‘til 3am

 

Friday 25 April

THE JACKS

THE FURROWS

BROCKWAY LIGHTS

SHOCK WAVES

Get thee to Yah Yah's on Friday 25th april (Anzac Day) grab a drink or ten and receive yourself some kick-ass rock'n'roll sounds delivered direct to your earholes...courtesy of the Jacks, the Furrows, Brockway Lights and Shock Waves.
Be prepared to party hard!
free entry for the poor...
Chop Chop!

DOORS 7PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM), FREE ENTRY

Free entry

open ‘til 1am (due to ANZAC DAY licensing, we don’t get it either, it makes more sense to close early on the 24th)

 

Saturday 26 April

ANDRE WARHURST & THE RARE BYRDS

THE BRAVES

Andre Warhurst and The Rare Byrds play Yah Yah’s on Saturday 26th April.

The group has been together for a year but collectively have been in many great bands including Silver Night Drive, Spoonful, Rocket Science and many many more.
Andre Warhurst - Guitar and Vox
Kit Warhurst - Drums and Vox
CJ Rhodes - Bass and Vox
Smashing you between the eyes with a selection of ALL NEW ORIGINAL material (heard for the first time at this gig) and classic ballsy Rock n Roll covers (from artists such as Eddie Cochran, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie), The Rare Byrds are set to be a revitalising new addition to the Melbourne rock scene. Don't miss this opportunity to rock out with them.

DOORS 7PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM), FREE ENTRY

Late tunes by APPLEJACK

Free entry

open ‘til 5am

 

Thursday 1 May

COMMENCING THEIR THURSDAYS IN MAY RESIDENCY

GORSHA

PLUS

WHIPPED CREAM CHARGERS

LOOBS

Scungy mangrove guitar music.
Darwin come Melbourne band.

Gorsha makes guitar music from the tropics.
Noah Thompson- Drums
Charlie Brennan- Bass
Dylan Balaam- Guitar & voice
Finn Williams- Guitar & voice

https://gorsha.bandcamp.com/

Yah Yah’s likes them and so should you. Gorsha are doing a 4 week residency at Yah Yah’s each Thursday in May, except for the last one.

Each week Gorsha will be joined by very special guests, stay tuned for more.

Thursday 1 May: WHIPPED CREAM CHARGERS & LOOBS

Thursday 8 May: tbc

Thursday 15 May: OHMS & THE SHIFTERS

Thursday 22 May: McBAIN & THE INCHES

DOORS 7PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM) FREE ENTRY

Late tunes by RICHIE 1250

Free entry

open ‘til 3am

 

 

Friday 2 May

PLASTIC SPACEMAN

LONG HOLIDAY

EVIL TWN

Plastic Spaceman are back in town for their Phase III tour and drop in to Yah Yahs on Friday 2nd May. Phase III, Rockier, Bluesier and Heavier, displays the bands hard hitting new hits and classic favorites from the past three years. This time Plastic will dominate the stage with their usual stage antics and a line up of some of the best bands in Melbourne. Evil Twin and Long Holiday will kick off one of the best rocking nights in Melbourne, so make sure you get down early and rock out!

DOORS 7PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM), FREE ENTRY

Late tunes by WET WAX

Free entry

open ‘til 5am

 

 

 

 

Saturday 3 May

THE STIFFYS

DOC HOLLIDAY TAKES THE SHOTGUN

Melbourne two-piece rock band The Stiffys have been widely heralded as the band to watch in 2013. Jason Leigh (bass) and Adam Stagg (drums) created the band from their share house to play a once-off show at a warehouse party.
They recorded their debut 13 minute album in one take from the same warehouse and found themselves on a sold out national tour not long after.
Sydney’s swamp surf rockers are down to show Melbourne Sydney has some good bands as well. Check them out.

DOORS 7PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM), FREE ENTRY

Free entry

open ‘til 5am

 

 

 

 

Friday 9 May

SONS OF RICO

NO ESCAPE FOR THE KING

HALCYON DRIVE

On Friday 9th May, Sons of Rico who recently relocated to Melbourne from Perth team up with No Escape for the King to play Yah Yah’s with openers, Halcyon Drive.

With Melbourne’s music scene being the thriving hub that it is, it’s no surprise that Perth band Sons of Rico have come to get amongst all the action.

Songwriter and frontman of Perth band Sons of Rico, Alex MacRae, is now calling Melbourne home. Having parted ways with busy drummer boy Adam Weston (Birds of Tokyo), and Perth lads and best mates Brett Murray, Rob Stephens, and Chris Callan, MacRae has spent the last few months hand-picking this all-new all-Melbourne lineup:

Alex MacRae - Guitars & vocals

Aaron Barnett (The Getaway Plan) - Drums

Terry Mann (Coach Bombay) - Bass & vocals

Siobhan McGinnity - Keys & vocals

With a somewhat fresh start, a combined wealth of experience, and the class-A behind the scenes team (Firestarter Music, Mark Lackey, Inertia), Sons of Rico v2.0 are geared to earn their stripes on their new home-ground and continue to churn out the hits!

Foot stompin’ new single “Against The Grain” (listen) has been doing the rounds, adding to previous singles off the current LP “In Rico Glaciers”. Get these tasty morsels and more into your ears on the Sons of Rico Soundcloud!

Videos

I’m Not Thinkin’ About You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58MXh55Ibzw

You Don’t Know What You’re Missin’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LGt9G-dSuM

This Madness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96-wbaOFh_M

No Escape for the King deliver hook-laden, epic and emotionally charged indie-rock steeped in snowflakes, magma and mountains of delay. Last year, the band’s debut album, 13 Fjords, cracked the top 100 on the national College radio charts in the US and Canada, and subsequently remained there for over two months. Inpress Magazine hailed it as “A great debut album” and Tones Deaf as “An accomplished release”, while according to The Music, “As good as these songs are, you know they’re going to sound much better in the raw.” No Escape for the King will be performing songs from 13 Fjords along with brand new tracks from their upcoming second album. In the words of a direct translated of a recent review from Germany, “…it’s great again to hear such music.”

Halcyon Drive are a duo who offer garage indie pop goodness combining upbeat tunes, live loop experiments and irritatingly irresistible hooks.

DOORS 7PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM), FREE ENTRY

Free entry

open ‘til 5am

 

 

 

 

Friday 23 May

GRINDHOUSE

SUN GOD REPLICA

DRIFTER

CAPTIVES

Melbourne’s very own sexually misguided punk rock outlaws, Grindhouse launching their debut album ‘Sleeping At The Peeps’ on Desert Highways Records at Yah Yah’s on Friday 23rd May. Grindhouse is on a mission to deliver dirty garage rock action at all costs and are not afraid to strip down and talk dirty to do it!
Featuring members of The Wardens, My Left Boot, High Times, Don Fernando and Rockafella; Grindhouse know how to deliver a non-stop set of riffs and dirty hits to play the best goddamn porn soundtrack you’ve never heard!
Joining Grindhouse on the night will be psych rockers Sun God Replica, who are touring their latest full-length ‘The Devil And The Deep’, punk fuzz trio Drifter and Tasmanian / Melbourne forest horror rockers, Captives.

DOORS 7PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM), FREE ENTRY

Free entry

open ‘til 5am



 

 

Upcoming shows at Yah Yah’s to get excited about:

 

 

THU APRIL 24 (ANZAC DAY EVE)

RAMSHACKLE ARMY

THE WORKINGHORSE IRONS

ROYAL CUT THROAT CO

SARGE & THE NUKED

 

FRI APRIL 25

THE JACKS

THE FURROWS

BROCKWAY LIGHTS

THE SHOCKWAVES

 

SAT APRIL 26

ANDRE WARHURST & THE RARE BYRD

THE BRAVE

 

THU MAY 1

GORSHA  (THURSDAYS IN MAY RESIDENCY)

WHIPPED CREAM CHARGERS

LOOBS

 

FRI MAY 2

PLASTIC SPACEMAN

EVIL TWIN

LONG HOLIDAY

 

SAT MAY 3

THE STIFFYS

DOC HOLIDAY TAKES THE SHOTGUN

 

THU MAY 8

GORSHA (THURSDAYS IN MAY RESIDENCY)

TBC

 

FRI MAY 9

NO ESCAPE FOR THE KING

SONS OF RICO

HALCYON DRIVE

 

SAT MAY 10

BLACK CAB

 

SUN MAY 11

THE CROME NIPS

 

THU MAY 15

GORSHA (THURSDAYS IN MAY RESIDENCY)

OHMS

THE SHIFTERS

 

FRI MAY 16

THE SHARDS

GRANDSTANDS

KING EVIL

 

SAT MAY 17

SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS

THE KEBAB SHOP PUNCH UP

 

THU MAY 22

GORSHA (THURSDAYS IN MAY RESIDENCY)

McBAIN

INCHES

 

FRI MAY 23

GRINDHOUSE

SUN GOD REPLICA

DRIFTER

CAPTIVES

 

SAT MAY 24

TENDER BONES (ALBUM LAUNCH)

TWO LITRE DOLBY’S LEO MULLINS

BROKE NEEDLES

 

FRI MAY 30

CISCO CAESAR (EP LAUNCH)

 

SAT MAY 31

TWO HEADED DOG (ALBUM LAUNCH)

 

FRI JUNE 6

PEABODY

 

SAT JUNE 7

THE FURROWS (ALBUM LAUNCH)

 

FRI JUNE 13

SPEED ORANGE

 

SAT JUNE 14

HARRY HOWARD & THE NDE

THE STEVE MILLER BAND

HIEROPHANTS

 

FRI JUNE 20

THE VENDETTAS

 

SAT JUNE 21

INTOXICA

DOGSDAY

 

 

  

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

Q: I am in a band and I want to play Yah Yah's. Who do I contact?

A: Email mary@baropen.com.au

Please include links to your music and other relevant info about your band.

 

Q: I LOST MY ..... AT YAH YAH'S OVER THE WEEKEND - WHO DO I CONTACT?

A: Drop in to the bar the next time we are open and see the duty manager or email rachaelyahyahs@gmail.com

 

Q: I want to organise a function (birthday, work party etc) upstairs at Yah Yahs - who do I speak to?

A: email mary@baropen.com.au to see if the date is available and then we will direct you to a bar manager to work out details such as deposits etc

 

Q: My band is playing at Yah Yah's. Do I need to arrange a mixer?

A: No. Yah Yahs always provides a sound person who knows how to mix right for the room.

 

Q: My band is playing at Yah Yah's. Do I need to arrange a poster?

A: Yes!!! Yah Yah's must receive posters for all shows. We have a no poster no rider policy.

 

Q: Yah Yah's is closed Sundays to Wednesdays - how do I get my posters to you?

A: You can drop posters off to Yah Yah's 24/7. If we are not open there is a metal flap in the front door where you can push through up to A2 size posters flat or roll up the A0. A3s just easy. No excuses....

 

Q: My band is playing at Yah Yah's. Can I get production specs?

A: Specs are included in the worksheet. But remember Yah Yahs provides a mixer who knows the PA well.

 

Q: Can my little brother or sister come to the show? They are under age

A: No. Yah Yah's is an over 18s venue.

 

Q: One of our band members is under 18 - is this a problem?

A: Potentially but we need to take all steps to ensure that this is handled properly.

Bands MUST inform booker if any members are under 18 yrs.
All minors to be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 25+ yrs) please speak with booker re clarification of definition.

On arrival minors must be known to security and duty manager.
All minors to leave IMMEDIATELY after playing.