Top 5 Gigs to go to this week, by Brooke by Brooke Tunbridge

Alex Lahey
After shredding in Wollongong over the weekend for Yours & Owls Festival, Alex Lahey is making her way to Newcastle for a free, all ages in store performance and signing (what a legend)! Her debut album I Love You Like A Brother is set to be released this Friday, so you'll hear plenty of new material. If you miss out on The Edwards Shop performance, or just love Alex Lahey, she's playing a full show at 48 Watt St tonight, find tickets here!

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8 businesses about to give you a reason to love them! by Kian West

 I can still remember sitting at The Press Bookhouse meeting Gareth from Favilla for the first time. The kind of person that you can tell, just wants to do something good in this world. He told me all about his brilliant idea around Pod Coffee and how he had created a version that allowed people to reuse pods and thus cut down on the war on waste, while also maintaining the convenience of a pod-style machine and enjoy barista level flavour. He certainly had my attention. 

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5 things to look out for in one of Newcastle's amazing cocktail venues by Kian West

Even in spite of Newcastle's ridiculous alcohol restrictions (a debate for another time) we have still managed to begin to see a wave of brilliant cocktail culture and small bars willing to serve a well-made beverage along with the spaces that also manage to offer some of the most delicious food offerings (5Sawyers we are looking at your pattie melt). 

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