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 17 April

GOOD FRIDAY EVE – OPEN TIL 5AM

CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT

KIDS IN CULTS

THE BRAVES

Get yah Wah Wah's out on Thursday 17th April when The Cambodian Space Project play Good Friday eve at Yah Yah’s with guests Kids in Cults and the Braves.

Cosmic cross-culture rendezvous featuring space trippers from various planets preparing a mission to beam its unique mix of space rock, surf, reggae, dub, Khmer Surin, Cambodian rock psychedelica out-of-this-world and into another...

For more information on The Cambodian Space Project check outwww.myspace.com/thecambodianspaceproject 

http://cambodianspaceproject.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cambodian-Space-Project/102538263132453

http://youtu.be/k4tDakA61EE 

DOORS 8PM (LIVE MUSIC STARTS 9PM), $18 ENTRY

Late tunes by RICHIE 1250

Free entry after midnight

open ‘til 5am

 

 

 

Friday 18 April

PLAGUE DOCTOR

MELBOURNE CANS

One of Yah Yah’s favourite party bands returns Easter Saturday 18th April to their spiritual home to get the dance floor grooving and the crowd going off during the long weekend with their feel good melodies and hijinks. Plague Doctor's bronze nose is filled with medicinal and aromatic herbs that cleanse the air and cover up the stench of death! He uses his smoking wand to keep the beat and direct the burial of the dead! His magic undergarments are soaked in liquor and wax! Plague Doctor knows the true meaning of the Blues, he once sent 85 million people dancing to their graves! He's seen scorpions crawling on broken glass! He's woken in the gutter with the planets whirling above him!

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

Free entry

open ‘til 1am (since it is Good Friday)

 

 

 

Saturday 19 April

THE GRAND RAPIDS

BAD VALLEY

BRIEVE

The Grand Rapids are 60's influenced psych rock merchants from the near future. Droney walls of fuzz, reverb drenched vocals, caveman drums and Tax Man bass lines construct the sonic makeup whilst kaleidoscopic projections, lasers and smoke machines are used to create a visual feast that is creating a local groundswell for these paisley troubadours.
Following on from the 7” single release of Blow Up, the Grand Rapids  released debut album ‘Great Shakes’ last year on local label Psyche Ward.  Although formed over five years ago it is really only in the last year that things have started to happen for The Grand Rapids. Regular gigging in the healthy local psych scene has seen them develop an impressive live show, where jammy soundscapes are becoming a feature, along with their kaleidoscopic fractal soaked light shows. 
Sonic experimentation drives their vision of channeling the 60's darkness of The Doors, the 80's minimalist psychedelia of Spacemen 3 through the modern take of The Warlocks, The Blue Angel Lounge, Vibravoid and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. 
Get on board on Easter Saturday, April 19th at Yah Yah’s with special guests Bad Valley and Brieve.

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

Late tunes by ANDREW YOUNG

Free entry

open ‘til 5am

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20 April

EASTER MONDAY EVE open til 5am

MATT WALKER

THE NEW SAVAGES

MATT WALKER is an amazing rock, blues, soul and roots musician who has been performing since the age of 14 at folk festivals.

Matt was a member of Hills-a-billy rock band Wild Turkey in his teenage years.

Matt has worked with many great musicians such as Broderick Smith and Ashley Davies and Dave Graney but is best known in his own right. Matt walker plays Yah Yahs on Easter Sunday 20th with special guests, free entry.

Also playing is a brand new two piece blues band from Melbourne called the New Savages.

Matt Walker 9pm

The New Savages 10.30pm

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

Late tunes by MR SHARP

Free entry

open ‘til 5am

 

 

 

 

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

+SPECIAL GUESTS

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

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.

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

Late tunes by RICHIE 1250

Free entry

open ‘til 3am

 

 

Friday 2 May

PLASTIC SPACEMAN

EVIL TWN

BRIEVE

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

THU APRIL 17

CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT

KIDS IN CULTS

THE BRAVES

 

FRI APRIL 18

PLAGUE DOCTOR

MELBOURNE CANS

 

SAT APRIL 19

THE GRAND RAPIDS

BAD VALLEY

BRIEVE

 

SUN APRIL 20

MATT WALKER

THE NEW SAVAGES

 

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

 

THU MAY 1

GORSHA

 

FRI MAY 2

PLASTIC SPACEMAN

EVIL TWIN

LONG HOLIDAY

 

SAT MAY 3

THE STIFFYS

DOC HOLIDAY TAKES THE SHOTGUN

 

THU MAY 8

GORSHA

 

FRI MAY 9

NO ESCAPE FOR THE KING

SONS OF RICO

 

SAT MAY 10

BLACK CAB

 

SUN MAY 11

THE CROME NIPS

 

FRI MAY 16

THE SHARDS

GRANDSTANDS

KING EVIL

 

SAT MAY 17

SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS

 

FRI MAY 23

GRINDHOUSE

 

SAT MAY 24

TENDER BONES (ALBUM LAUNCH)

THE ELECTRIC GUITARS

 

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

 

  

 

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.