Words: Paul Waxman

It can usually be hard to find a gig with live acts and a diverse lineup in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD. There’s the Toff in the Town, Max Watt’s or the Young & Jackson, but a venue tucked in between Bourke and Little Collins street is looking to change the way we engage with live music in the CBD as well as help us support some deserving local bands.

The Loop Project & Bar is situated on the hidden but lively Meyers Place, a laneway filled with beautiful street art and plenty of choices for drinks. To celebrate Melbourne’s annual Good Beer Week, the Loop will be hosting a bill of three exciting local bands: ampON, Hannah Kate and Tina Growls.

ampON make their mantras pretty clear in their Instagram bio: “just tryna liberate some fine ladies and make some rad tunes!” The punk duo will be getting things started at 8pm with some fuzzed out tones and brash drums.

After that is 5-piece Hannah Kate, who will lull you into a dreamlike trance with singles Moreland and Cry July. Their punchy drums, swirling synths and airy guitars will make you sway from side to side, and Hannah’s angelic voice will make you feel on Cloud 9 at 9pm.

Last on for the bands will be Tina Growls. Releasing their debut EP, ‘Love Slaves’ just earlier this year, Tina Growls already sound like a band that have completely honed their craft. The trio produce murky and brooding alt-rock that will have you dancing but also maybe commiserating a little bit around 10pm.

After the bands will be DJ sets from 11pm. Entry is free, and Holgate Sour beers will be on tap. The night will also include out of this world visuals playing alongside the bands.

RSVP to the event HERE!