"A weekend club for zombies"

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Thursday: 8pm - 4am, Friday: 8pm - 5am, Saturday: 8pm - 5am

99 Smith St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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Late Night Parties #disgustyourparents

Every Thursday
Weekly free entry queer party feat. rotating DJs, babes, booze and bangaz. Get in early to avoid bad lines...
Price: Free

Versus Party
Every Friday
A weekly mashup of the best indie artists on the planet, plus all the indie bangers you know and love
Price: Free before midnight, $10 after

Bad Habits
Every Saturday
Australia's best party DJs bring you nothing but the ultimate guilty pleasures and dancefloor fillers
Price: Free before midnight, $10 after

Upcoming Gigs #australianmade
Chicken Wishbone (Single Launch)

Chicken Wishbone (Single Launch)

Friday 23 June, 2017.

After months of recording for their debut ‘Friemds’ LP, hiphop/jazz 9-piecer Chicken Wishbone are ready to do a string of single releases gearing up to release in September. Kiddd is a deeply collaborative take on funk/soul, featuring vocalist Brenna Edsell. Also joined on stage are local Melbourne MC’s Poppy and Dekah Chicken Wishbone will be releasing their first single, ‘Kiddd’ on the 23rd June at Yah Yah’s.

Merchant – EP Launch

Merchant – EP Launch

Saturday 24 June, 2017.

After releasing their debut last year, Merchant return with the ‘Beneath’ EP – a churning molten anvil of sludge which combines twisted passages of distortion and harrowing, bleak vocals to create near 30 minutes of psych drenched doom.

‘Beneath’ is available digitally through Black Bow Records and the evening sees the release of the limited edition vinyl pressing of this EP.

‘Merchant are one of the bands who cut through the murk with a sound reminiscent of bands like Yob or even Neurosis. In a world of pretenders the band has been able to craft an utterly punishing and transcendent record that fuses psychedelia with a more traditional sludge approach.’ – Metal Injection

‘Merchant traffics less in the mysteries of the transcendental or the grim demise of one’s enemies, than in the fate of those enslaved by the institutions created to serve them.’ – Doomed and Stoned

Merchant are joined on the evening by proto-doomers Holy Serpent and patient post-hardcore outfit CASCADES.

Busy Kingdom – EP Launch

Busy Kingdom – EP Launch

Saturday 1 July, 2017.

Busy Kingdom are excited to be launching their latest EP ‘New Fashioned Grafitti’ at Yah Yah’s on Saturday July 1st.

The new EP features five of our best tracks and we’ll be playing them all live on the night. The EP was also made possible due to the overwhelming support we recieved during a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that we recently ran raising over $10,000 to pay for all the costs, so we’re super pumped to be launching this one and cant wait for you all to hear the tracks live!

Supports from Dal Santo & Pipsy

Brightness (Single Launch)

Brightness (Single Launch)

Friday 7 July, 2017.

Brightness is Alex Knight, a fifth-generation Australian who grew up in Lake Macquarie, a few hours north of Sydney. Alex wrote his first guitar songs on a water-damaged four-track cassette recorder, selling his music to mates at school, and then promptly spending the profits at the canteen.

Anybody who’s brushed up with the grind of city life will find comfort and companionship in “Teething”, Brightness’s forthcoming debut LP (out later this year). Songs like “Oblivion” and “Surrender” pair Alex’s sharp introspection to joyous scuzzy guitar rock, while “Waltz” is a hissy bedroom number whose detail and conversational style recalls Mark Linkous or Elliott Smith.

Speaking of Smith, Alex played and recorded all the instruments himself – all meticulously presented, down to which details not to be so meticulous about. The result is music that’s unusually intimate and personal, like a late night phone call with a close friend: as if Brightness is somehow listening to you as much as you are listening to him.

“Oblivion” is his first single, out worldwide on I Oh You (Violent Soho, DMA’s, DZ Deathrays) and with support in the US from Godmode (Shamir, Yvette, Yaeji).

Evan Klar – Single Launch

Evan Klar – Single Launch

Saturday 8 July, 2017.

Star-in-the-making Evan Klar is on the road promoting his excellent new single ‘Barefoot’. Fresh from playing with Confidence Man and traversing the east coast for Brisbane’s The Blurst of Times, Klar is extending some live muscle after being signed to EMI Music to release his debut album (coming soon) before playing even one show. Now a seasoned performer with band in tow, he is one not to be missed.

Dear Seattle (EP Launch)

Dear Seattle (EP Launch)

Saturday 5 August, 2017.

Originating in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Dear Seattle serve their listeners a broad spectrum of groove-tinted indie rock, made unique by their high-impact choruses reminiscent of early 90’s grunge. The four piece has spent the last couple of years honing their signature sound following the prior release of their debut EP “Words Are Often Useless” and a split-release with Melbourne based act Fresh Nelson. Having now evolved their style into something truly unique and powerful, the band is seeing incredible traction following the release of the first single “The Meadows” from their upcoming sophomore EP. Dear Seattle are no strangers to the scene; having spent the past three years building on their dedicated audience up and down Australia’s East Coast, sharing the stage with the likes of Citizen (US), Emarosa (US) and Trophy Eyes (AUS), as well as playing a range of festivals (UnFun, Bondi Blitz). All of which has led to their ability to deliver an impressive and energetic live performance.