I’ve felt a change in the air lately and perhaps you have too. The days are getting longer, shoulders are reappearing, the light rail is coming along… And marriage equality is near. If you’re reading this and have voted positively, thank you.Read More
Back when I was a fresh-faced junior in the Newcastle music scene, I had a job picking up urine-filled schooners to keep my head above water. When I wasn't doing that I played in a band with some other spotty-faced-wet-handshake-Dunlop-Volley-wearing freaks. We played around the normal traps, The Cambridge, The Lass, blah blah blah. We were awful. My hands are still wet and salty from those days.Read More
The Oily George is not an ode to your local mechanic; it’s a fuel station for the under-caffeinated on Georgetown Road, Georgetown.Read More
Preparatory work on the redevelopment of the Newcastle Ocean Baths is underway with demolition of an unsafe part of the structure and reinforcement of the facility's heritage façade.Read More
SITTING DOWN AND CHATTING WITH THE INSPIRED MINDS BEHIND THE Y PROJECT, MY FAITH IN HUMANITY WAS RESTORED. I WAS SO CAUGHT UP IN THEIR PASSION AND GENUINE DESIRE TO MAKE A CHANGE IN THE WORLD. THE LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING EACH OF THEM HAD ABOUT GLOBAL SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES AND THE WAY IN WHICH THEY EXPRESSED THIS WAS MORE THAN ADMIRABLE.Read More
If you've not been to The Happy Wombat before, September could be the perfect time to visit.
If you've been, you might want to stop by again.
A weekly live music guide for Novacastrians who suffer from the weekend work grind.Read More
NEWCASTLE’S POP/ROCK SCENE JUST GOT ITSELF A NEW FRONTRUNNER WITH RACHEL MARIA COX, ONE BADASS BITCH WHO’S NOT ONLY KICKING DOWN THE PATRIARCHY, BUT ENCOURAGING AND MAKING ROOM FOR OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.Read More
For some of us, the golden age of Electronic Dance Music in Australia was the mid 2000s when artists like The Aston Shuffle, Art Vs. Science, Dirty South, The Bang Gang DJs and Sneaky Sound System were all touring the club circuit regularly and festivals hadn't quite crushed local scenes.Read More
Whether you’re sitting at Uni listening to a (probably pointless) lecture or hanging out in your coffee break at work, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING DUDE and mark your bloody calendar, ‘cause local lads Paper Thin have just announced an oober awesome hometown show to celebrate the drop of their new EP, Living With. Being Without.Read More