Custom Royal
Sunday 23 November

Custom Royal

w/ Anti-Violet & guests
Doors 7pm - Free Entry
Yah Yah's The Sunday Sesh!
 
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Monday 24 November

‘Make Your Own Damn Movie’ Masterclass with Lloyd Kaufman

The Monsters Lair at Yah Yah's
This is a JAM-PACKED day that'll have you enthralled from start to finish. There's clips from films and endless anecdotes and war stories, all told with Lloyd's inimitable style. This is a day of PURE TRASH JOY that will stay with you for the rest of your life!

Lloyd Kaufman is one of cinema's great survivors. Together with business partner Michael Herz, Lloyd founded Troma entertainment in 1974.

In this masterclass - held at this year's Monster Lair (Yah Yah's) - Lloyd takes us through his remarkable career in film, a full day of insights from the master of trash that is both informative and down right hilarious.

Lloyd covers a range of topics from writing, financing, casting, producing, SFX, stunts, editing, sound design, marketing and distribution - what to do, what not to do, who to do it with, and who to do it for.

This is a brilliantly structured, riot-a-minute event for anyone interested in making a film or anyone interested in how some of the Troma classics came to be. Lloyd's self-titled topics include:
- "Managing the Set or Mastering the Age Old Art of Babysitting"
- "How to simulate a Violent Death and Stay Out of Jail"
- "Whoring for Your Art"

More info: http://www.lloydkaufman.com/masterclass/1-day/

SESSION 1: 10AM - 5PM
SESSION 2: 7PM - 9PM

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
 
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Monday 24 November

Happy Hour Free Screenings

The Monsters Lair - Yah Yah's
Tromeo & Juliet (Lloyd Kaufman - 1996)
5pm - 7pm

Monsterfest 2014
It's 5pm, you've finished work for the day or you're stepping out of the Monster Fest Academy with a monster-sized thirst for food, booze and blood. What do you do now? The answer is simple...

This year Monster Fest are proud to present FREE Silent Screenings at 'The Lair' (Yah Yah's).

Headphones are provided so you can hear those shrill screams in super high fidelity without interruption. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the $5 drinks, hotdogs and other tasty morsels. Why not provide your own running commentary or GI Joe dubbing?

MONDAY 24th - Tromeo & Juliet (Lloyd Kaufman - 1996)

The best Happy Hour you'll ever experience and yes, ENTRY IS FREE with $5 DRINKS AND SNACKS!
 
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Tuesday 25 November

Happy Hour Free Screenings

The Monsters Lair - Yah Yah's
Eat (Jimmy Webber - 2013)
5pm - 7pm

Monsterfest 2014
It's 5pm, you've finished work for the day or you're stepping out of the Monster Fest Academy with a monster-sized thirst for food, booze and blood. What do you do now? The answer is simple...

This year Monster Fest are proud to present FREE Silent Screenings at 'The Lair' (Yah Yah's).

Headphones are provided so you can hear those shrill screams in super high fidelity without interruption. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the $5 drinks, hotdogs and other tasty morsels. Why not provide your own running commentary or GI Joe dubbing?

TUESDAY 25th - Eat (Jimmy Webber - 2013)

The best Happy Hour you'll ever experience and yes, ENTRY IS FREE with $5 DRINKS AND SNACKS!
 
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Tuesday 25 November

The MonsterFest Academy of Horror & Mayhem

The Monster's Lair at Yah Yahs
Running from November 25th - 28th
We'll be looking at every aspect of the genre film making process from concept right through to distribution and everything in between - all through the eyes of a veritable 'who's who' in the international and local genre world.

This series of masterclasses, panels, screenings and presentations is presented by a number of Special Guest facilitators that include The Loved Ones producer, Mark Lazarus and THE SOSKA SISTERS (American Mary , SEE NO EVIL 2 Movie) directors, writers, actors - they're all here.

To cap it all off, on Friday 28th, there'll be live movie commentaries!

10am-12pm: FATHER'S DAY with Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney of Astron 6

1pm-3pm: American Mary with Jen and Sylvia Soska (tWIStED tWINS PRODUCtIONS) and Tristan Risk

3pm-5pm: The Human Centipede [First Sequence] with Ashley C. Williams.

1 DAY MONSTER ACADEMY PASS: $50
FULL 3 DAY MONSTER ACADEMY PASS: $120

AVAILABLE: pozible.com/MonsterFest2014
 
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Tuesday 25 November

The Collingwood Trivia Massacre

The Monsters Lair - Yah Yah's
Presented by Bloody Izzy and The Twisted Twins

This will be a night to remember. Three of the most prominent Horror Queens on the planet, Isabel Peppard & The Soska Sisters, host a trivia event on our favourite subject, HORROR MOVIES!

There'll be questions far and wide, from the classics right through to the present day. There'll also be cocktails, drinking games, snacks and prizes. SO MANY prizes that you can win them for getting the right answer, getting the wrong answer, not having an answer, having too many answers, answering with a question, questioning with an answer - you can win a prize for just about anything.

Come dressed as your favourite horror movie character to win extra cool horror bonus prizes. It's an all out horror prize giving frenzy! Bring your friends and form a team, or come along and play as a lone wolf!

Many of our guests will be in attendance and they'll be floating around the room mixing with the Monster Fest crowd - who knows who will end up sitting at your table or standing next to you at the bar?

This is a night for all true horror tragics, so get in early to avoid the massive, crushing disappointment of missing out. Only 12 team tables available so space is limited! You can reserve a table for 5 people (and receive a reward) right now right here: pozible.com/MonsterFest2014

Only 2 tables remain but never fear! We'll release further ticketing when our Pozible campaign comes to a close in just a short time. Don't miss out!
 
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Wednesday 26 November

Happy Hour Free Screenings

The Monsters Lair - Yah Yah's
How To Save Us (Jason Trost - 2014)
5pm - 7pm

Monsterfest 2014
It's 5pm, you've finished work for the day or you're stepping out of the Monster Fest Academy with a monster-sized thirst for food, booze and blood. What do you do now? The answer is simple...

This year Monster Fest are proud to present FREE Silent Screenings at 'The Lair' (Yah Yah's).

Headphones are provided so you can hear those shrill screams in super high fidelity without interruption. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the $5 drinks, hotdogs and other tasty morsels. Why not provide your own running commentary or GI Joe dubbing?

WEDNESDAY 26th - How To Save Us (Jason Trost - 2014)

The best Happy Hour you'll ever experience and yes, ENTRY IS FREE with $5 DRINKS AND SNACKS!
 
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Wednesday 26 November

Trasharama

The Monsters Lair - Yah Yah's
Hosted by Dick Dale. Short films from across the globe!
 
The Ugly Kings
Thursday 27 November

The Ugly Kings

w/ The Love Bombs, Filthy Lucre (SA)
Doors 8pm - Free Entry
The Ugly Kings present 'The Smith Street Paranoia Party'
Thursdays In November Residency

Celebrating the launch of their new singles 'Smith St Paranoia Party' & 'Control Freak'. Now available on iTunes.

The Ugly Kings are a progressive blues, rock band from Melbourne. Powerful riff lines, driving percussion beats and baritone vocals akin to the likes of Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley combine to create an explosive and edgy sound that translates to raw energy on and off the stage.
 
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Thursday 27 November

Happy Hour Free Screenings

The Monsters Lair - Yah Yah's
There's Something In The Pilliga (Dane Millard - 2014)
5pm - 7pm

Monsterfest 2014
It's 5pm, you've finished work for the day or you're stepping out of the Monster Fest Academy with a monster-sized thirst for food, booze and blood. What do you do now? The answer is simple...

This year Monster Fest are proud to present FREE Silent Screenings at 'The Lair' (Yah Yah's).

Headphones are provided so you can hear those shrill screams in super high fidelity without interruption. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the $5 drinks, hotdogs and other tasty morsels. Why not provide your own running commentary or GI Joe dubbing?

THURSDAY 27th - There's Something In The Pilliga (Dane Millard - 2014)

The best Happy Hour you'll ever experience and yes, ENTRY IS FREE with $5 DRINKS AND SNACKS!
 
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Friday 28 November

Chris Wilson

'The Friday Knock Off' Residency
5:30pm - 7:30pm Free Entry
The Hendrix of Harmonica, Chris Wilson plays 2 free sets every Friday for your weekly knock off!
 
Kim Salmon
Friday 28 November

Kim Salmon & The Surrealists

w/ Drunk Mums & Dumb Punts
Doors 8pm - Tix: $15
Kim Leith Salmon is an Australian musician and songwriter.

Not content to rest on his past laurels and in his 37th year of performing music, Salmon has taken an unprecedented step of releasing three separate albums under three different guises in collaborations with Spencer P Jones, Ronald S Peno and his cohorts from 30 years ago, The Beasts of Bourbon.

In 2014, he will release an album of new material with Scientists drummer Leanne Cowie, possibly under the moniker ‘Kim n Leanne’.

His scope covers punk and garage, old school hard rock, avant garde, folk, blues jazz, electro, country and of course grunge.

His lyrics are not confined to the narrative, but pretty much cover everything from abstract characterisations to just plain simple rhyming ditties.
 
Happy Hour
Friday 28 November

Happy Hour

Every Friday
5pm - 8pm
Yah Yah's Happy Hour.

Every Friday 5pm till 8pm

$3 Pots
$5 Spirits
 
Darcee Fox
Saturday 29 November

Darcee Fox (Video Launch)

w/ Sons Of Jericho & BandinTexas (NSW)
Doors 8pm - $13 Entry
Launching their new video clip 'Homebound'
 
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Sunday 30 November

MonsterFest Closing Night Party

The Monsters Lair - Yah Yah's
Official closing night celebrations. It's going to be monster
 
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Thursday 4 December

The Dukes of Deliciousness

w/ Macondo Blowout and The Vendettas
Doors 8pm.
FREE ENTRY
Thursdays in December residency.

Fuzzy, heavy, sexy, rock 'n' roll with bong rattling bottom end that has know to cause pregnancy within moments of hearing them live.
This shit is Audible Spanish Fly baby. Dangerously sexy music...
 
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Friday 5 December

Chris Wilson

'The Friday Knock Off' Residency
5:30pm - 7:30pm Free Entry
The Hendrix of Harmonica, Chris Wilson plays 2 free sets every Friday for your weekly knock off!
 
Happy Hour
Friday 5 December

Happy Hour

Every Friday
5pm - 8pm
Yah Yah's Happy Hour.

Every Friday 5pm till 8pm

$3 Pots
$5 Spirits
 
Stevie
Saturday 6 December

Stevie & The Sleepers

'Happy Days' Video Launch & Album Fundraiser
Doors 8pm - $13 Entry
Stevie and her band of Sleepers are set to finish off 2014 with not just a bang but a semi-decent explosion of wondiferous proportions. What could be bigger than one special event BUT two events crammed into one? Nothing!

The band are launching their very first music video for their gospel song 'Happy Day's as well as raising money for an upcoming album scheduled to begin recording in 2015. Forget Pozible campaigns this band wants to do it the old fashion way. Host a party and if you're feeling generous donate some cash to the greater good.

Joining them on the night are the indie pop rocking band of awesome vibes The Lovelies. As well as the smoothest bluesy folk singer going around town Joe Conroy.

Come party and jitterbug the night away. Wake and shake, it’s no time for sleeping.
 
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Sunday 7 December

The Diamond Blow

w/ Brooklyn Hookers & Zenith Empire
6pm
Free Entry
Australian Artist - Abandoned Soviet Concert Hall based from Tallinn Estonia. First run of Australian shows.
 
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Thursday 11 December

The Dukes of Deliciousness

w/ Grindhouse and The Sure Fire Midnights
Doors 8pm.
FREE ENTRY
Thursdays in December residency.

Fuzzy, heavy, sexy, rock 'n' roll with bong rattling bottom end that has know to cause pregnancy within moments of hearing them live.
This shit is Audible Spanish Fly baby. Dangerously sexy music...
 
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Friday 12 December

Dallas Frasca

w/ Palace of the King, My Dynamite and The Underhanded
Doors 8pm - $13 Pre / $15 Door
Returning from their fourth triumphant tour overseas in the past 18 months, Melbourne three-piece riff rockers, Dallas Frasca are set to celebrate their international successes and unleash their explosive new single and video, You Are Beautiful.

The new single and accompanying video addresses the controversial topic of ‘body image’; how it is portrayed by the media and perceived in society. Dallas’ unapologetic vocals lead the procession in this modern day protest song, sending out a message loud and clear, calling for self-acceptance and positive change. Matched by the colossal guitar tones of Jeff Curran, You Are Beautiful is packed with punch and plenty of heart, entering exciting new territory for the band whilst staying true to their heavy rock roots.
 
Happy Hour
Friday 12 December

Happy Hour

Every Friday
5pm - 8pm
Yah Yah's Happy Hour.

Every Friday 5pm till 8pm

$3 Pots
$5 Spirits
 
Black Garage
Saturday 13 December

Black Garage Records

feat: She's The Driver, Mallards, The Romey & Joe Show + DJ Poz Man
Doors 8pm - $13 Entry (Ballot Free)
The official Black Garage Records 'Launch Party'
 
Love Junkies
Sunday 14 December

The Love Junkies (WA)

w/ guests
Doors 8pm - Free Entry
Fremantle grunge-blues-rockers The Love Junkies bring their impressive live show to the East Coast.

New album 'Blowing On The Devil's Strumpet' available now.
 
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Thursday 18 December

The Dukes of Deliciousness

w/ Grindhouse and Australian Kingswood Factory
Doors 8pm.
FREE ENTRY
Thursdays in December residency.

Fuzzy, heavy, sexy, rock 'n' roll with bong rattling bottom end that has know to cause pregnancy within moments of hearing them live.
This shit is Audible Spanish Fly baby. Dangerously sexy music...
 
Happy Hour
Friday 19 December

Happy Hour

Every Friday
5pm - 8pm
Yah Yah's Happy Hour.

Every Friday 5pm till 8pm

$3 Pots
$5 Spirits
 
Happy Hour
Friday 26 December

Happy Hour

Every Friday
5pm - 8pm
Yah Yah's Happy Hour.

Every Friday 5pm till 8pm

$3 Pots
$5 Spirits
 
CHILD NYE
Wednesday 31 December

NYE w/ CHILD

w/ My Left Boot, Willow Darling, Elbrus & more
Doors 6pm Tix: $15
Psychedelic-blues-stoner rock offspring, CHILD headline a monster New Year's Eve at Yah Yah's.

My Left Boot: The dirty, fuzz ridden, psych rock masters.

Elbrus: Turn up the Stoner Doom notch to 11

Willow Darling: Relive the golden years of the 60s/70s Laurel Canyon folk rock scene.

Plus more guests to come!
 
Dr Colossus
Friday 9 January

Dr Colossus

w/ Two Headed Dog, Cotangent & Six Shooter
Doors 8pm - $13 Entry
It’s with great pleasure that Melbourne based ‘Simpsons Doom Rock’ duo Dr. Colossus announce their first show for 2015 (and first headline slot ever) at Yah Yah's on Friday the 9th of January. The event will herald the official release of their debut EP ‘IV’ with an extremely limited run of cassette tapes available to punters.

After dropping their ‘IV’ EP online in 2014 the duo have received a staggering response for their debut effort which draws its musical influences from Black Sabbath, Sleep and Kyuss and cleverly aligns them with lyrics based on Springfield’s tales of monorails, unrequited valentines and dental plans.

“Mixing doom metal with obscure references to Springfield’s buttery cast of characters may sound completely daft, but Dr. Colossus somehow pull it off” - Beat Magazine

“A Simpsons-themed stoner rock band? What’s not to like!” - Dom Alessio, TRIPLE J

A devastating lineup has been formed for the evening as Dr. Colossus will be joined by the psych-hard blues outfit Two Headed Dog, devilish blues rock trio Cotangent and garage-punk-rock duo Six Shooter.