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END OF SESSION: STRAWBERRY BOOGIE FT. CLEWS – UOW UNIBAR, MAY 31

Posted on May 15, 2018

Strawberry Boogie returns for another month! For anyone who hasn’t attended a Boogie before, we have two core aims. One, to celebrate the melting pot of creativity that exists within our local realm. Giving a platform to exhibit these art forms in front of like-minded rabble, we have welcomed everything from live art, cinematography, visual mixing and independent fashion to interactive concept installations.

 

Music
CLEWS
Bugs
SCABZ
Sun Sap
Cry Club

 

Live Creative Line-up
Harry Phillips
Natalie Hunt
Shaneale Bishop
Alice Glascott
Zoe Xirocostas
Aaron Johnson
ChelseyDagger
Surf Rider

 

For anyone who hasn’t attended a Boogie before, the main aim is ‘A celebration of local creative culture’, however you want to interpret that… Come and join the party and check out what we’re all about.


What’s equally as important to us though, is bringing music from all around Aus and delivering it locally, putting these bands in front crowds that we know they deserve, but the word might be a little slow getting out so far.

Join us to celebrate and assist the growth of this thriving creative culture that we’re currently lucky enough to be immersed in.

 

 

Thursday, May 31

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

MASSIVE END OF EXAM PARTY FT. CITY CALM DOWN + MANY MORE – UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 23

Posted on May 7, 2018

With their highly anticipated second album Echoes In Blue due for release on Friday 6 April via label I OH YOU, Melbourne four-piece City Calm Down today announce they’re set to undertake their biggest Australian shows to date in June 2018.

 

Presented by triple j, the Echoes In Blue Tour will see City Calm Down hit the road for nine massive shows – all before they venture across the seas to perform two special headline dates in New Zealand, their time in the country.

 

City Calm Down are one of the most dynamic bands currently making music in Australia. Ten years after forming, with a new album up their sleeve and over six million streams on Spotify, plus a decade of touring behind them – inc. multiple sold-out headline tours and major AU festivals (Laneway, Splendour In The Grass, Falls) – City Calm Down have forged a reputation as a fierce live act not to be missed.

 

April’s long-awaited release of Echoes In Blue follows the band’s acclaimed 2015 debut album, In A Restless House, and sees the band – Jack Bourke, Sam Mullaly, Lee Armstrong and Jeremy Sonnenberg – reuniting with In A Restless House producer Malcolm Besley. On the astonishing new record, their accomplished songwriting takes a unprecedented step forward: Echoes In Blue is the sound of a band staking their claim.

 

Before heading out across Australia and New Zealand this June, City Calm Down will also tour the UK and Europe in May 2018, including appearances at festivals The Great Escape and Gold Sounds.

City Calm Down will be joined by the amazing Woodes and IV League.

 

Saturday, June 23

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

THE BENNIES ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR JULY 1

Posted on May 7, 2018

All-round legends The Bennies will be taking their pumping new album Natural Born Chillers around the country next month, continuing their reign of taking 2018 as their own. The 11 date run will see the four-piece take to regional and metro hotspots across five states including VIC, NSW, QLD, SA and TAS.

 

The Bennies kicked off their year in fine form with the release of their new album ­— which came out on The Smith Street Band’s revered label Pool House Records — in February. The eight-track belter was quickly picked up as Album Of The Week by The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald and garnered a massive 9/10 rating from Melbourne street press, Beat Magazine.

 

Following the release, the band enjoyed slots at St. Kilda Festival, the inaugural Pool House Party as well as the tenth anniversary of The Hills Are Alive. These would be the last performances for departing bassist Craig Selak after nine years with the group, although The Bennies would assure party levels remained at an all time high with the recruitment of Nicholas Williams of Foxtrot on bass duties.

 

Fresh in the mix and their brand new album at the ready, The Bennies then took to Europe ad The UK. With 30 shows in 32 days The Bennies have been showcasing their blistering live act to huge crowds at festivals such as Uncle M Fest and Antattack in Germany and Austria’s SBÄM Festival as well as playing to hundreds at their first London headline show.

 

Upon their return The Bennies are geared to keep it all going during their home country tour and have locked in an unfathomably sweet selection of supports to do so.  Punk-rock duo The Gooch Palms are set to come along for the ride, who are known for their gloriously noisy and gritty fare and energetic live presence. Meanwhile rapidly up-and-coming indie punk-rockers from Adelaide, Young Offenders, will also join the festivities.

 

Sunday, July 1

Tickets: $25.00 + BF – here.

POLISH CLUB ANNOUNCE SHOWS AT UOW UNIBAR & ANU CANBERRA, PLAYING MAY 25 + 26

Posted on May 7, 2018

If time is money, that explains why Polish Club are a little strapped for the stuff on the ram-raiding lead track of Okie Dokie. The six fresh tunes blast forth barely ten months after the Sydney guitar-drums duo blew up the party punch with their spring-loaded ARIA nominated debut album, Alright Already.

 

Singer-guitarist Novak remembers the stand-and-deliver sentiment of Gimme Money, arising from a broader concept about making the entire EP about the imminent apocalypse, “you know, so maybe we should make as much music as we can before the world blows up.

 

“My mind just naturally took that into ‘God, how hard is it being in a band?’ Which it isn’t, really, but … there’s a lot of misconceptions about the rewards of being in a working rock band,” he says with a laugh, recalling the blood and madness of Polish Club’s 15-date sold-out album tour of the country in May/June, which left a helpless trail of quivering devotees in its wake. Polish Club have also been the scene-stealing support act to Courtney Barnett, Northeast Party House, Jamie T, The Preatures and Gang of Youths.

 

Okie Dokie is another utterly essential Polish Club recording that will slam you sideways against the nearest wall and refuse to apologise. Give ’em your money, and nobody needs to get hurt.

 

Uni Bar Show: Friday, May 25

Tickets: $20.00 + BF – here.

 

ANU Canberra Show: Saturday, May 26

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

BAKER BOY ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 8

Posted on May 7, 2018

One of Australia’s fastest rising stars, with a slew of seriously successful festival performances already behind him Baker Boy’s gaining those lovin’ vibes all over the country – and now it’s officially time for him to go out on his own. Bringing to the stage, brother boys KIAN and MC Dallas Woods along for the ride, thrown in with a couple of deadly dancers for those synchronised moves that get the crowd pumped for more- you can expect Baker Boy’s debut headline tour to be one hell of a super-charged live show.

 

Come Marryuna – let’s dance” says Baker Boy.

 

With two songs in Triple J’s Hottest 100 (Marryuna at #17 and Cloud 9 at #76), recent support slots for legends 50 Cent and Dizzee Rascal this kid is so pumped you’ll feel him pulsating a mile away.

 

Expect a high energy show packed with bangin’ tracks, super sick dance moves and positive vibes.

 

Saturday, June 8

Tickets: $20.00 + BF – here.

LANKS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, AUGUST 18

Posted on May 7, 2018

To celebrate the release of his long-awaited debut album ‘twentyseven’, LANKS and his band are heading around the county this August.

 

Having recently hit over one million streams on Spotify for singles Comfortable and My Own Mystery ft. Ngaiire, and after a solid five back to back singles on rotation on triple j, LANKS is quickly becoming a darling of audiences around Australia.

 

His distinct, vibrant live set, has supported acts such as RÜFÜS, Vera Blue, Glass Animals, Toro y Moi, as well as a guest appearance for both Kilter and The Kite String Tangle. Often described as triple threat – a topline writer, vocalist, and producer, his collaborations include Just A Gent, Kilter, Ngaiire, Woodes, Motez and Set Mo.

 

2018 has already been a big year for LANKS, having sold out his My Own Mystery tour in March. Join him in August on his biggest national tour yet!

 

Saturday, August 18

Tickets: $20.00 + BF – here.

THE PREATURES ANNOUNCE MASSIVE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, AUGUST 3

Posted on April 23, 2018

Get ready regional Australia, because THE PREATURES are about to hit a town near you…

 

Off the back of an arena tour with Harry Styles and headline festival spots at Mountain Sounds, Castaway and Golden Plains the beloved Sydney rock outfit, “The Preatures” are heading around the country on their biggest regional tour to date. The “MAGICK Tour” Kicks off in WA on 15 June and continues around the country for 3 solid months. The band will showcase favourites from their latest album “Girlhood”, including their most recent single “Magick” and bring the hits from their debut album “Blue Planet Eyes”.

Supporting this mammoth tour is Triple J favourite, Ali Barter.

 

Thursday, August 9

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

FRIENDLYJORDIES ANNOUNCE WOLLONGONG SHOW – PERFORMING AT UOW UNIBAR, JULY 20

Posted on April 23, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull’s bio begins with his great grandfather in the fledgling colony of Sydney, back then known as ‘Brisbane’. It details Malcolm’s early years, though few records about his 8th week as a foetus are available. Nonetheless, two thirds of the show is devoted to that specific week. The rest focusses on Malcolm’s triumph after triumph adult life. Well may you ask, ‘Is our PM actually Vinny from Entourage?’. Years ago, Jordan physically bumped into Malcolm. MT reeled back, delicately wailing, “MAHahaw”, as though a plague-ridden pleb had sneezed. Since that day, Jordan has been dissecting the origins of MT’s response. Now he believes that fate has inextricably linked him with MT to tiptoe this velvety biographical path together. Malcolm knows you love him…so this show you’ll love.

 

Jordan Shanks (friendlyjordies) is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has been described as “irreverent”, “surreal” and “some guy who got a cheap camera from K-Mart”.

 

He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel with 250,000 followers. Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies.

 

Since 2013 he has spent 4 years in self-imposed solitary confinement reading thousands of articles about the collapse of the planet and then yelling about it online.

 

In 2016 and 2017 he left the costumes at home and toured his highly acclaimed live motivational comedy show, Chin Up, Stooge across Australia!

 

Friday, July 20

Tickets: $39.00 + BF – here.

XAVIER RUDD ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, AUGUST 3

Posted on April 16, 2018

Storm Boy, Xavier Rudd’s highly anticipated ninth studio album, sums up everything fans love about the iconic singer-songwriter. Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, Bowie, U2) it is Xavier’s finest release to date, exemplified by its glorious first single, Walk Away. Physical and digital pre-orders are now available at xavierrudd.com.

 

Lyrically and musically, Storm Boy affirms Xavier Rudd as one of Australia’s most important artists. Singing as always from the heart, Xavier touches upon issues that are both global and personal, lacing each blissful melody with messages of humility and wisdom. Rising to the greatness of its namesake, Storm Boy is set to join Colin Thiele’s beloved novel as a classic Australian work of art. Something timelessly relevant.

 

Beautiful and uplifting, Storm Boy is Xavier Rudd at his inimitable best.

 

To celebrate its release, Xavier Rudd is playing a select number of Australian dates this August, showcasing a selection of music from Storm Boy and Xavier’s epic back catalogue.

 

Friday, August 3

Tickets: $55.00 + BF – here.

STONEFIELD ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, MAY 26

Posted on April 16, 2018

‘Far From Earth’ is the latest addition to an extensive catalogue that the four Findlay sisters have been officially releasing since 2010, but a catalogue they have been building since the days when they were only as tall as the strange stone formations that surround their hometown in Australia’s rural south-east. For over a decade, Stonefield have seemingly existed within their own stellar nebula; unaffected by fleeting modern musical trends, their sound is a homage to the prog, metal and psych powerhouses of the 70s whilst remaining completely their own.

 

Stonefield’s latest single ‘Delusion’, and first for Flightless Records, demonstrates a shift from the hardened psych pop of earlier records toward more prog and heavy metal. Heavy waves of operatic synth and tubular bells ring below guitars with mellotron lines that warn you that humans don’t belong in space.

 

Saturday, May 26

Tickets: $25.00 + BF – here.