Winter Live: Unplugged Showcase - Yev Kassem by Hannah Stretton

If you thought this post was going to be about the famous 'Soup Nazi' from Seinfeld, I'm sorry to have led you astray. However, Yev Kassem, a.k.a dave frontman, Noah Church will be bringing his solo act to Winter Live: Unplugged this Saturday and it's definitely for you. We promise we won't kick you out.

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Meet: The Hurricanes, By Kian by Kian West

The Stag & Hunter is certainly delivering the live music in April! 
We had a quick chat with Paul from The Hurricanes ahead of their show with other local band The Not Nots holding support for The Dark Clouds on April 29th. 

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The Silent Show - A review, By Laura Kebby by Kian West

Support your local artists, I mean really support them. Type “newcastle” into Triple J Unearthed or Bandcamp. Find their gigs. Sit in the front row when they play to a crowd of three people in a place with sticky floors and where the average age is 65 and over.  Tell them you love their music, tell your friends your love their music. Independent artists need this community, and once you start seeking all the wonderful musicians in this glorious town of ours, you’ll discover that you need it too.

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PLACES WE LOVE: Newy Burger Co by Kian West


Who doesn't love a burger? Mix in with that a little bit of civic pride and you have Newy Burger Co. the tastiest #burger solution around.


Place: Newy Burger Co. Address: Inside The Cambridge Hotel, Hunter Street Newcastle West NSW 2300 Hours:


Why We Love it: BURGERS! They are delicious!Plus they love Newcastle so we have to give them extra points for that. Better yet, now they are conveniently located inside The Cambridge Hotel it is a match made in heaven.

PLACES WE LOVE: The Stag & Hunter Hotel by Kian West


Stag 2Every suburb seems to have that local pub (or two) that has been around for what feels like forever because it knows what it is and serves the community the way they want. The Stag & Hunter Hotel is that venue for Mayfield, but at the same time as the #2304 postcode is evolving so is this magnificent venue, where the meals are still great and the beer is still cold but the music is live & often local, plus the Trivia is next level quirky awesome in this industrial cryptic dark way: for fans of cult TV, melancholic styles of music and sex jokes. Place: The Stag & Hunter Hotel Address: 187 Maitland Road, Mayfield NSW 2304 Hours: 7 Days a week Stag 1

Why We Love it: The Stag are big supporters of the local community, booking a heap of local talent constantly and they support Mirage so what's not to love right? We love it there because they make a real effort to make people feel welcome and provide a real service. We recommend checking out Tuesday night trivia (starts about 630pm) and stop by for some music over the weekend!