Support these Melbourne clubs and live music venues by buying their merch
08.10.2020

Support these Melbourne clubs and live music venues by buying their merch

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Words By Jessica Boland and Tom Parker

It’s time to freshen up your iso getup.

Melbourne’s nightlife and live music scene has felt the brunt of the current chaos. The situation is perpetually uncertain and there’s still time before our clubs, bars and venues will be able to open again. Some clubs and live music venues have pivoted to offering food and booze in order to survive the downturn but not all venues have the capacity to do this.

As a result, many nighttime haunts have ramped up their merchandise, offering t-shirts, beanies, tote bags, stubby coolers and more, to help them get to the other side of this.

And some of the threads on offer are freshhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so there needn’t be hesitation at the thought of not looking good post purchase. To celebrate the venues dishing out fashion statements left, right and centre, we’ve compiled an easy-to-digest list for you to peruse.

The Old Bar

Check out The Oldie’s merch and get your hands on their ‘Keeping the filth outta Fitzroy’ tee that puts the middle finger up to the piece-of-shit coronavirus. Any purchase is a huge help and will ensure the iconic live music venues can get back to hosting killer gigs when this is all said and done.

What’s more, the venue has made some Old Bar face masks that can be picked up from The Oldie’s sister venue The Carringbush. More info here.

Get amongst their tees here.   

Revolver Upstairs

Revolver Upstairs needs no introduction. Without Revs, Melbourne’s nightlife wouldn’t shine as bright, and now you can show your love for the sweaty, throbbing heart of Melbourne’s clubbing scene by donning some of their merch. Why not get your hands on one of their iconic 8-bit logo tees or a Revs jigsaw puzzle… Yes, that’s a thing.

More info here.

The Tote

Without question one of Melbourne’s most iconic live music venues, wearing The Tote’s merch is like adorning yourself with gems and jewels. Pick up a retrospective tee sporting their logo from the ’80s or get yourself their green daggers variation celebrating their gothic logo. They’ve even got merch bundles which will get you their standard black tee, a stubby cooler and tote bag for 50 bones… ya kiddin’!

Check out their merch here.

FAD Gallery

Part gallery, part bar, part live music venue and part absolute Melbourne institution, FAD Gallery has just released their very own merch range. Accompanied by the theme ‘keep on keepin’ on’, these wholesome prints come in tees, mugs and totes. If you’re missing this Chinatown gem and can’t wait to get back, show their merch a little bit of love.

Get around it here.

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Cherry Bar

This iconic CBD venue is a huge part of Melbourne’s music DNA. From tees and hoodies plastered with the vintage Cherry Bar logo, all the way to patches and even tea towels, Cherry’s got you covered when it comes to merchandise. Their old school, ’70s-esque logo has become synonymous with the venue, tightly capturing the aesthetic and feel of the space – you can find this well represented across their merch range.

Find out more here.

The Corner

It’s no newsflash that The Corner is an integral cog in Melbourne’s music scene. To summarise their acclaim in just a sentence: would you believe the Richmond haunt is where The White Stripes first performed the iconic riff from ‘Seven Nation Army’? Get your hands on their gear through tees, caps, totes and even stubby holders.

Become acquainted here.

Stay Gold

One of Melbourne’s fastest-rising live music venues, Stay Gold is home to a fantastic mid-sized bandroom that hosts both local and international artists. As the Sydney Road hotspot waits things out, they’ve unleashed their very own merch range, represented by a range of fresh tees.

Check it out here.

Northcote Social Club

Northcote Social Club have produced some really enticing prints for their line of tees. From punny slogans to colourful patterns featuring Australian natives, there’s something for everyone here. They even stock tees sporting the iconic ‘Monday Night Mass’ logo if you’re feeling nostalgic and want to reminisce about the pre-COVID days when you could see a lineup of Melbourne’s best underground acts for free.

Get yourself sorted here.

The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar

The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar have a bunch of stuff going on via their website. In order to help the venue survive, they’ve launched a bunch of tees, food and beverage vouchers, a tote bag while punters can even opt to “Pay for Shane’s Haircut from Amyl”. If the venue raises $20k to help keep them alive, The Last Chance will livestream Amy Taylor from Amyl & The Sniffers giving venue owner Shane Hilton a mullet via Facebook… Wild.

Get around their merch here.

Bar 303

Next to Northcote Social Club sits the beloved Bar 303, a High Street institution that hosted live bands seven nights a week when things were normal. Now, they’ve got a fresh line of tees on offer, including a ‘Jazz Devil’ tee, a ‘Bass Player Go Big // Stay Home’ version and the currently sold out traditional Bar 303 logo tee. You can also help the venue survive these strange times by donating them shot the value of between $10 and $50.

Find out more here.

The Night Cat

The Night Cat were quick to adapt when COVID-19 took hold. Early on, they started curating their own Friday night livestream parties and developed exclusive patron packages that are available via their website. They’ve also got a sweet line of merch, including tote bags, hoodies, tees and a special range that pays homage to the aforementioned ‘Islands in the Stream’ livestream events.

Check it out here.

Laundry Bar

Melbourne’s favourite live music venue and club for hip hop and R&B heads, Laundry Bar has been hit just as hard as every other nightspot on this list. They’re not in a position where they can offer food and booze so Laundry has developed their own merch range, represented by tees and hoodies.

Become acquainted here.

Colour Club

Carlton’s Colour Club have just launched a merch range of their own which is next level. Slides are a fashion phenomenon right now so Colour have fashioned a pair of their own; add their ‘iso-robe’ to the mix and you’ve got the perfect quasi hotel getup for your lockdown hangs.

Outside of that, they’ve got sweaters and tees which aren’t quite as spectacular but certainly hold their own.

All the goss is here.

Whole Lotta Love

Inspired by the classic Led Zeppelin song, Whole Lotta Love has solidified its reputation as one of Melbourne’s premier dive bar/live music venue composites. As the venue waits for the virus to pass, they’re slinging some merch via their website. Get your hands on their ‘The Whole’ ringer tee and you could be the coolest cat in town come summer.

Get around it here

Glamorama

Do you miss seeing rogue mannequin limbs hanging from walls and ceilings, giving you the biggest fright of your life on your way to the bathroom? Yeah, we do to. You can bring a little slice of that wiggy experience to your everyday life, and support an irreplaceable Brunswick Street club while you’re at it with Glamorama’s trippy merch.

Check it out here.

Keen to help out Melbourne’s live music venues and clubs a different way? Check out this piece which outlines the venues doing takeaway food and booze during lockdown.

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