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

It got to Friday last week and I realised that I hadn’t written the “Top 5 gigs” for the week so my apologies. New week, new events! Here are our top picks (there are a few clashes so it’s up to you to decide between them):


Beach Street 5 w/ The Dershwins + Flight To Dubai + Big Chief and the Bottle Openers + heaps more
12 bands, solo acts, art, a few big surprises, outdoor stage, Beach Street 5 is returning this Sunday to The Lass. On the line-up is four-piece The Dershwins who recently supported Camp Cope at their secret house show in Newcastle. Only $5 entry- no excuses!

When: Saturday 18th March
Where: The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel
Tickets: $5 entry on the door

Cambridge Launch Party- Secret Show
Relaunching the venue, The Cambridge Hotel have secured “one of Australia’s biggest acts as [the] secret headliner”. Everyone has had their guesses as to who the secret act is, The Cambridge have given a hint saying it’s their first Australian live show in six years (some guesses include PNAU, Silverchair and Powderfinger). Make sure you sign up to the guest list and get their early to secure a spot to see if the gig lives up to its hype.

When: Thursday 16th March
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Tickets: Free entry, your name needs to be on the guest list which you can find here. First in, best dressed. Doors open at 8pm.

Sunday Folk Show at the Hamo w/ Good Grief + Boots Porter + Daniel Foster + Lachlan X Morris
Live acoustic music for a chilled-out Sunday night. Music from 8-11pm from local folk acts.

When: Sunday 19th March
Where: Hamilton Station Hotel
Tickets: Free entry


Urthboy w/ Joyride + Alice Ivy
Celebrating the release of his new single “Crushing Hard”, Urthboy is bringing his live act to The Cambridge with support from Joyride and Alice Ivy. He’s also promised a few surprises!

When: Friday 17th March
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Tickets: music glue


Ceres w/ Jess Locke
Up from Melbourne, bringing their tracks which “drag inspiration from the rivers, roads and relationships that colour their town, failing loves and dragging months”. The wonderfully talented Jess Locke is supporting the four-piece. Ceres recently did a Tram session which you can check out here.

When: Saturday 18th March
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Tickets: Ticketbooth