Cherry Bar Responds To Fuckwit Who Moved Next Door & Complained About The Noise

James Young, co-owner and booker of beloved Melbourne hard rock venue Cherry Bar, has shared his reply to a disgruntled neighbour who recently emailed him to demand he lower noise levels in the venue “by at least a half”. “Hi (name withheld),” Young opened. “Cherry has been successfully operating for...

You Won’t Believe How Much Cherry Bar Crowdfunded In 24 Hours

Congratulations live music lovers, you helped ‘save rock n roll’. Iconic Melbourne live music venue Cherry Bar launched a crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday, appealing to the the music-loving public to play the ‘White Knight’ and help pitch in towards $90,000 of funding needed to soundproof the venue in a bid...

Vic Minister Slams Live Music Group’s Demands To Fix Noise Complaints

Despite promises made to Melbourne’s live music scene that its venues would be protected from the threat of residential development and noise complaints through the implementation of the ‘Agent of Change’ principle, the coveted policy has yet to materialise… and activists are starting to lose their patience. Live music lobby group SLAM have publicly criticised...

Help Save Melbourne’s Cherry Bar From Residential Developers

Melbourne’s iconic rock n roll institution, AC/DC Lane’s Cherry Bar, is under threat from an encroaching residential development project but rather than sit around and wait for the inevitable attack from noise complaining neighbours, the venue has a put out a call to action. Cherry Bar have today launched a crowdfunding...

Melbourne Should Have A Rock Walk Of Fame, Says Cherry Bar

It’s widely regarded that Melbourne is the rock n’ roll capital of Australia and now one of the city’s rock hotspots is proposing the creation of an iconic landmark to honour Melbourne’s music heroes. Cherry Bar co-owner and devout rock domo, James Young, has put forward a proposal to the local music community...

Want To Shut Down A Local Music Venue? Here’s Your Chance

Noise complaints from neighbouring residents targeting nearby venues is hardly a new threat to Melbourne’s live music scene but inner-city entertainment venues could be slugged with tough new noise restrictions as part of a survey by Victorian State Government calling for bothered residents to air their grievances. More than 50,000 people...

We Were Promised Action On Noise Complaints, Demands Melbourne Venues

Melbourne’s music sector is still seeking the protection it needs from noise complaining residents and a number of the city’s live music venue operators have now urged the State Government to honour its plans to introduce the coveted ‘Agent of Change’ principle. Despite a promise from Victorian Planning Minister Matthew...

CherryRock 2014 Sydney Lineup Expands With Additional Headliner

Last week, stoner rock icon Brant Bjork announced his Low Desert Punk Australian Tour. Last month, CherryRock 2014 announced it’s expansion into Sydney. Put them together and what do you get? The great news that Brant Bjork will now be co-headlining the first-ever CherryRock 2014 in Sydney alongside the equally...

Melbourne’s Cherry Bar Saves Rival Live Music Venue

Popular Melbourne live music venue and local band favourite Yah Yahs has officially been sold after been put on the market last month. However contrary to industry rumours that it was due to be snapped up by a restauranteur, an unlikely white knight, fellow live music venue Cherry Bar, has...

CherryRock 2014 Expands To Sydney, Announces Lineup

CherryRock, the long-running street music festival of Cherry Bar in Melbourne’s AC/DC Lane, is headed to Sydney for the first time ever. Having become a rock institution over the eight years its been hosted in Melbourne, the event will get its Sydney debut this May for CherryRock 2014, complete with...

Cherry Awards 2013 Nominees Revealed, Recognise Over 60 Local Bands

With the dust now settled on another edition of the annual CherryFest, the titular festival of Melbourne’s live music institution Cherry Bar, it’s now time the venue launches what’s set to be another fixture of the city’s music scene: its very own annual awards. The full list of nominees for...

Melbourne’s Cherry Bar Announce Awards To Honour Local Bands

It’s beginning to look a lot like awards season. This month saw Flume scooping AIR’s Independent Music Awards, while King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard walked away $50,000 richer as WAM handed out its Song Of The Year gongs ahead of their annual Awards next month. There’s also the inaugural Music...

Vice Grip Pussies Announce ‘Versus’ Residency At Cherry

It’s a question that’s plagued rock music ever since its glorious, noisy birth in the 50s, when Jerry Lee Lewis was asked to warm up for Chuck berry, and has been causing feuds – furious and friendly alike – ever since. Who will headline and who will open? Cherry Bar...

Rock DJ Paul Miles

Can you tell us a bit about the upcoming Dr. Feelgood & Dr. Love event at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar? It’s really a celebration of some of the most spectacular rock bands the world has known: Kiss and Mötley Crüe. Since they’re touring Australia together for the first time (with Thin Lizzy onboard...

Rock DJ Paul Miles Announces Free Shows At Cherry Bar – 5th & 6th March

Cherry Bar is flying the world’s best Rock DJ, Paul Miles, from New York City to Melbourne to rock & roll all night and party for two days as he exclusively DJs at Cherry before and after the KISS, Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy concerts up the road at Etihad...