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

The Good Oil: Yon Yonson w/ Jingle + ToyTown
A new Thursday night dedicated to music lovers (how exciting!), curated by legends Chris Dunn and Spencer Scott from The Edwards Shop. Yon Yonson (Indie/Electronica outfit from Sydney) are launching the event with support from local acts Jingle and ToyTown. I for one am always interested in seeing the Australian music Chris and Spencer recommend so am stoked they’ve come up with a weekly event.

When: Thursday 2nd March
Where: The Edwards
Tickets: Free

Octavian w/ Southern End + Faster Than Flight
Sydney rock and soul outfit Octavian have just released their debut EP Outsider and are coming to the Lass with the support of Newy favourites Southern End and Faster Than Flight.

When: Thursday 2nd March
Where: The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel
Tickets: Free

The Treehouse Children EP Launch w/ Vacations + Vanilla Gorilla + Altai
Line-up filled with local legends for The Treehouse Children’s Please EP Launch. Treehouse are touring along the east coast for their EP, having already played shows in Melbourne and Canberra. Listen to their new EP before the show!

When: Friday 3rd March
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Tickets: Free entry before 9pm

Hard Grime Music Festival
Alex Lahey, Luca Brasi, Gooch Palms, Tkay Maidza, and heaps of other great artists- including some local talent. If you haven’t been to an event at Maitland Gaol before, it’s an unusual but awesome venue, also a pretty intimate venue so I’m sure wherever you are you’ll be close to the artists. Show these artists why they should visit Newcastle more often!

When: Saturday 4th March
Where: Maitland Gaol
Tickets: Moshtix


 Camp Cope Secret House Show w/ Jen Buxton
And that is really all I know about this gig. Everyone has just been telling me to “keep my eyes peeled” but I’m not a patient person and the suspense is killing me. Camp Cope are SO DAMN GOOD live and are also advocates for ending sexual harassment at gigs which is such an important message. Everyone deserves to feel safe at a gig regardless of their gender/race/sexuality. If you see harassment happening, speak up and help stop it. As Camp Cope’s campaign says, it takes one person to ruin a gig but it also takes one person to speak up and help cease the situation, let the dickheads out there feel the public shame that they deserve (sorry that got heavy but there have been incidences where it’s been a really shit time to be a woman at a gig in Newcastle recently). Watch Camp Cope’s video about it here. In between now and Saturday maybe just refresh their Facebook page constantly until more information is released…

When: Saturday 4th March
Where/Tickets: I DON’T KNOW