It has taken me days to cull this list to feature only five gigs. As difficult as that proved to be, it’s super exciting to see all this talent floating around Newcastle!
Treasuretroves (solo) w/Amos Wellings + Loui Abell
Thursday Night Live- supporting local music. If you’ve been living off grid/under a rock/in the jungle for the last 7 months and haven’t heard Treasuretroves EP, released in January this year, give it a listen before the show. Also, if you’re yet to try it, The Cambridge now have Japanese Street Food by Chuck Rules from 6pm until late.
When: Thursday 8th June
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Tickets: $5 on the door
Emma Davis w/ Grace Turner + As Of Sky
Sydney songwriter Emma Davis has just released her latest single “Getting Better”, a dreamy track from her upcoming record. Emma teamed up with producer and musician Greg J Walker (Paul Kelly, Tiny Ruins, Machine Translations) to bring her demos to life. What to expect: soft, intrinsically woven music from the upcoming album in a warm and cosy setting with great support acts to open the night. Find the event page here!
When: Friday 9th June
Where: The Commons
Tickets: $10 on the door
Carb on Carb (NZ), Vacations, FeelsClub (BRIS), Prizegiving (NZ), Rachel Maria Cox, Dying Adolescence (SYD), SNAPE (SYD), Make More (BRIS), Sweater Curse (BRIS), Egoism (SYD), Cloud Tangle (BRIS), FRITZ.
A new multi-venue festival, celebrating the creative spaces of Wickham, staggered across three venues. Set times will be on display at the venues, but not posted online. Head to the event page for more info.
When: Saturday 10th June 2pm
Where: Multiple venues across Wickham
Tickets: $5 entry, no one turned away for lack of funds
Bin Juice w/ The Treehouse Children + Cosmic Spice + Stranger Than Friends + Nelipot + Southern End + Arcades and Lions + Sister Rosicky + OILBARON, presented by Steel City Music.
Set times will be announced on the day. The first 100 people through the door get a can of Murray’s Craft Brewing Co East Coast Lager. Live art + art stalls (with a chance of winning the art created on the day to take home). There will also be buskers in the beer garden throughout the day. Read our chat about the event with Zac Rushbrook! Check out the event page for more info and to find out set times on the day.
When: Saturday 10th June 3pm
Where: Lass O’Gowrie Hotel
Tickets: $5 on the door
Orion w/ Marlon Bando + Oily Boys + L.H.I + Bura Bura + John Howard + Frame 313 + Rapid Dye
DIY event featuring a heap of punk/alternative bands. Get amongst it- event page here. Also, the day before this event, there’s bands playing and a synth making workshop, find more info here.
When: Sunday 11th June
Where: Croatian Club, Wickham
Tickets: $8 on the door
Also worth mentioning: Sarah Blasko at 48 Watt Street, Brock Henry + Lachlan X. Morris + Bofolk Ballico at The Hamo, Family Dog + more at the Lass, All Our Exes Live in Texas at Lizotte’s, e4444e + more at Stag & Hunter, The Porkers + Bad Luck Kitty at Wickham Park Hotel, Clowns at The Small Ballroom.
The Cambridge also have a weekend filled with acts: Dune Rats, The Hard Aches, REMI, Sampa The Great, Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell.
THE LIST NEVER ENDS. I LOVE NEWCASTLE. I LOVE HOW WE CELEBRATE MUSIC AND CREATIVE KINDS!