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

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Wavevom w/ Auxfire + Cherry Stain + Fungus + Milky Thred + Oilbaron DJs, Boys Don't Cry DJs, Wavevom DJs
Newcastle City Council is shutting down The Commons as our city's only All Ages live music venue. The Commons Closing Down Show is now at The Cambridge Hotel but it is still ALL AGES. Show NCC how Newcastle's music scene is thriving, and why they should support all ages live music. No drugs or alcohol. Check out the event page.

When: Thursday 21st December 6:30pm
Where: The Cambridge Hotel Warehouse
Tickets: $10 entry

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Grow Your Own
In its second year, GYO is a boutique festival held in Forster, organised by artist Jack River. The idea behind the festival is to promote local people, from farmers with fresh produce to local stores and homegrown artists. More info on the event page. Keep an eye out for our coverage of the event! 

When: Friday 22nd December 12pm
Where: Forster- Tuncurry
Tickets: Grow Your Own

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Bleeding Knees Club w/ TOTTY + No-Fi All-Star Band + Dalmacia + NTL Landmarks + Zampa
No-Fi Fridays *Christmas Special*. Bleeding Knees Club are one of my favourites and it breaks my heart that I can't go because I'm covering Grow Your Own. SO, go for me, take some gum to chew and HAVE FUN (BKC song references in case you're wondering). The line-up looks pretty great and No-Fi always know how to put on a good show so head to The Cambridge tomorrow to see for yourself!

When: Friday 22nd December 8pm
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Tickets: The Cambridge

Social Sessions: Secret Headliner w/ Gold Member + Foemen + DJs
The event has already sold out, so hopefully you've already got your tickets! Doing things differently this time, they've kept the headliner a secret, but what we do know is that Sydney duo Gold Member and local electronic pop act Foemen will be playing. Check out the event page for any sneaky ticket sales.

When: Saturday 23rd December 4pm
Where: Royal Crown Hotel, 94 Ocean Street, Dudley
Tickets: SOLD OUT

20+17, 37 Best Songs of Newy Countdown Party
Hosted by Indie Collective. A free event where you can watch a live broadcast, with live music. If you can't make it, listen to the stream here. Keep an eye on the event page to see the announcement of acts performing live.

When: Saturday 23rd December 2pm
Where: 57 Bull St, Mayfield NSW 2304
Tickets: free