DAWN LAIRD by Ryan Williams by Ryan Williams

Beach Street 6 is this weekend. Saturday to be exact. Presenting itself this time with it’s most diverse line-up yet (featuring Triple J stud Matt Okine as Boilermakers), all is set for a spicy day catering to a wide range of musical tastes. I caught up with rapper and beatmaker Dawn Laird to prepare my mind and body for the weekend.

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

Arcades and Lions w/ The Moving Stills + In Motion + Southern End + SOY
Arcades and Lions EP release featuring a talented line-up of supports to start the night. Head to the event page for your chance to win a $50 bar tab, a shirt and a physical copy of their EP!

When: Friday 23rd June
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Tickets: free entry before 9pm

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CPDCT - BRAYDEN FROM HQ SKATE by Newcastle Discovered

“A SOLID 90% OF THE ART I CREATE IS JUST BECAUSE I LIKE IT, OR I WANTED TO DRAW IT. AND THIS KIND OF CHILLED OUT, ‘JUST BE’ ATTITUDE HAS DEFINITELY CARRIED OVER TO MY BRAND. THE IDEA THAT IF IT’S SOMETHING YOU LIKE TO DO, AND YOU’RE NOT HURTING ANYONE, THEN DO IT, OR DON’T, WHATEVER. YOU DO YOU.”

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Newcastle's Own Bubble Tea Bar, by Brooke Tunbridge by Brooke Tunbridge

Tucked away just behind Glebe Road, you’ll find Bubble Tea Bar, a unique addition to the Merewether cafe scene. The black and white Bubble Tea Bar trailer has been set up in the spot for only a few weeks, although you may have already spotted it at local markets on the weekends. The trailer sits in front of a giant mural, making good use of the car park space it’s located in.

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Where We Were, by Adam T Murphy by Newcastle Discovered

“Where were you on that day?” I was on the bus to school, same as ever. It was exceptionally wet and exceptionally slow and the aggregated body heat of fifty teenagers fogged the windows so I couldn't see much outside. Mum was in New Zealand that weekend because granddad was dying and Dad was at work. I sat in maths class in first period and tried to figure out how to solve quadratic equations. Later on that morning, I heard that a ship had run aground on Nobbys Beach.

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