Strawberry Visions Announce May Edition Of Strawberry Boogie – UOW Unibar, May 25

Posted on May 8, 2017

Line Up: Bad Pony + MEZKO + Raised as Wolves + Enter the Jaguar + Homewrecker

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.

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.

Tickets can be found in the bio link, at and UniBar Box Office for the tangible tragics. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements and a few little surprises along the way.

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

+++ Strawberry Visions+++

Thursday, May 25

Tickets: $15 + BF – here.

We’re Back! Save The Date – Yours & Owls Festival 2017

Posted on May 2, 2017

Supported by triple j

Yours & Owls Festival is quickly establishing itself as one of the premier small festivals in the country by bringing the country’s best alternative acts to a smaller town infused with an intimate, relaxed vibe. “Chill” is the word that will come up most often.” Huffington Post

We hit hard in 2016! A killer line up, gorgeous location, increased capacity, officially sold out and an unbelievably good time had by all!

In 2017, we are back, and coming to you bigger and better than ever! Known for our carefully curated line-ups, personally handpicking the best homegrown talent and international acts from around the world, get ready because this year we are taking it to a WHOLE other level. Once again, proving ourselves to be a “one to watch” in the AUS festival game, this year you will see artists making their way to the ‘gong for the very first time, plus a mix of shredders, chillers, and dance-floor fillers…but you will just have to keep your eyes peeled for May 16 when the official line-up gets announced!

So, open your iCals, gather your tribe, and mark these dates in an easy to locate place….

Line Up Lands May 16th 2017

Event dates are September 30 October 1 Stuart Park North Wollongong NSW

Pre-Release Tickets (available to Y&O mailing list subscribers) on sale May 19

from moshtix &

GA Tickets on sale May 22 from moshtix &

Yours & Owls Festival is an 18+ event. 

The day began with a gorgeous coastal walk up and along the beach towards Stuart Park – the gorgeous green grounds in whichYours & Owlsfestival was situated. The land was littered with vintage stalls, food trucks plus plenty of art and culture surrounding the two stages to keep every punter satisfied throughout the whole weekend. Yours & Owls really killed it this year!” The Music  ||   ||

See you in a couple of months!

San Cisco Announced For UOW End Of Session Party – UOW Unibar, June 3

Posted on May 1, 2017

The kings and queen of awkward relationship stories have just been announced for this semesters End Of Session party at Wollongong Unibar!

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast, be sure to get yours early!

Saturday, June 3

Tickets: $35 + BF – here.

Teenage Bottlerocket Announce Australian Tour Dates – Playing Rad Bar, October 2

Posted on April 21, 2017

Having recently announced their re-signing to legendary punk rock label Fat Wreck Chords and with a new album, titled “Stealing the Covers” due out on July 14th, Arrest Records Australia and, ahead of an about to commence tour for Orange County’s Death By Stereo, are excited to announce that Laramie, Wyoming’s Teenage Bottlerocket will be returning to Australia for a run of dates this September/October.

Since forming in 2000, Teenage Bottlerocket have built a strong global following with their well crafted style of melodic punk rock, having released a string of highly regarded records via Red Scare Industries, Rise Records and the aforementioned Fat Wreck Chords, this will be the first time since touring with Frenzal Rhomb in 2011 that an Australian audience will get to see these songs performed live.

Tickets go on sale Monday, 8th of May.


Monday, October 2

Tickets: $40.00 + BF – here.

Dune Rats Release Regional Tour Dates & New Video Clip For ‘Braindead’ – Playing UOW Unibar, June 11

Posted on April 20, 2017

Fresh off the back of their sold-out national Australian tour, and the news that they have been added to the lineup for the Splendour In The Grass, DUNE RATS are pleased to announce the F$#K YEAH LEDGE YEW! regional tour in June/July, which will hit regional towns throughout NSW, VIC, WA, QLD and TAS.

Dunies will be joined on the run by Perth legends Tired Lion and party-happy Rocky band Pandamic.

Sunday, June 11

Tickets: $37.00 + BF – here.

The Pinheads Announce Debut Album & Release New Single, Film Clip & Tour Dates – Playing UOW Unibar, July 8

Posted on April 12, 2017

The Pinheads are a seven-piece rock n roll outfit who can be found ten-pin bowling and eating slimy pizza in the suburbs of the Illawarra.

In their short lifetime, the band become notorious for producing some fuzzy, raucous rock ‘n roll and a wild screaming live show to boot. Well on the way to becoming seasoned road hogs, the Pinheads have toured and shared the stage with King Gizzard, Fat White Family, Tumbleweed, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Hockey Dad, Drunk Mums and Skegss.

Following up from their debut EP ‘I Wanna Be A Girl’, The Pinheads are set to release their self titled debut LP. The album was written in parts, beginning at “el rancho relaxo” deep in the hinterlands of Northern NSW. The second half of the album was written at the Pinshed Sound Laboratory – a makeshift studio nestled in the middle of their bushland home on the South Coast. The album was recorded in the Pinshed and engineered by Merlin Magneto, Mixed by Owen Penglis (Royal Headache, The Grates, Straight Arrows) and mastered by Crystal Studios.

The Pinheads aren’t a revivalist band, shock rock, nor any other thing an outsider could adequately dissect; Just a bunch of mostly human reprobates banded together to make music. There really is no other way to understand the band until you make your way along to a sweaty show, but you’d best be quick, they’ll either sell out or be shut down. The Pinheads will scare you, swoon you, and make you consider the existence of interterrestrial beings. You won’t know whether to run, dance or scream. But either way their spell will have you fall in love and howling for more.

Debut Album out May 12th via Farmer & The Owl/Inertia.

Saturday, July 8

Tickets: $12 + BF – here.

San Cisco Announce Album Tour Alongside Release Of ‘The Water’ – Playing Wollongong Unibar, June 3

Posted on April 4, 2017

Fremantle indie-pop quartet, and triple j faves, San Cisco are back on the road touring their brand new studio album The Water. The third album from San Cisco is going to guarantee some party vibes on the dance floors of venues around the country. From the disco tunes of “SloMo” to the rollicking rock outs of “The Kids Are Cool”, the new album is more dance, less dark.

Still in their early twenties, San Cisco have an enviable catalogue of hit songs such as “Awkward” and “Fred Astaire” that will be sure to feature on the setlist alongside the new tunes.

Touring as a very, very special guest will be another triple j favourite Thelma Plum, who will be highlighting new material from her forthcoming debut album.

To celebrate the release of the new album The Water, fans are being offered limited special Ticket + CD or Ticket + Digital Download bundles at point of purchase.

For only $12, a physical copy of the album will be delivered to your door bang on the release date of April 21st. Likewise for $10 the, digital album will be emailed to you on the day of release. This will give fans plenty of time to get familiar with all the new songs before the national tour kicks off in May.

Saturday, June 3

Tickets: $35.00 + BF – here.

The Grenadiers Release New Single & Tour Dates – Playing Rad Bar, May 13

Posted on April 3, 2017

Everybody knows that GRENADIERS are the real deal. The Adelaide rock warriors have returned, with acerbic new single ‘Suburban Life’ and a high volume east coast tour.

‘Suburban Life’ is a driving justification of why Australian rock music is firmly back on the up and up. Drawn from some new recordings you’ll hear more of soon, everything about it is BIG. Driving guitars, relentless pace, that shout-along refrain. Frontman Jesse Coulter’s whiskey and smokes growl is more incisive than ever. Suburban Life rolls on, tongue firmly in cheek…

For over seven years, Grenadiers punk/rock straddling fury has seen them rise above the tangle of middle-of-the-road domestic rock. The trio emerged victorious to claim triple j feature album status for their acclaimed 2nd LP ‘Summer’ last year, touring nationally with punk legends Millencolin and Shihad and decamping to the UK to dominate at The Great Escape. Happy Mag listed Jesse in their ’20 Aussie Singers You Need in Your Life’ piece. Rad.

Individually, Jesse, Phil and Jimmy are rooted deep within the history and mythology of rock, punk and hardcore. This common fanatical adoration is the foundation-stone of their relationship. Combined, they become a fearsome, relentless beast that sounds like its feasted on the souls of Queens of the Stone Age, The Bronx and Bad Religion, at midnight in an abandoned desert truck stop. With these awesome powers they write songs that dissect the absurdity of the everyday. And that is refreshing as hell.

Always eager to abandon the well-beaten touring path, Grenadiers have plied their rock wares in such unconventional locations as Griffith, Dunsborough and Arnhem Land. They’re as comfortable in a far-flung RSL as in a dive bar or on a festival stage. See for yourselves what they’ve learned about delivering an all ruckus, no rubbish rock show when they take ‘Suburban Life’ down the east coast throughout May.

Come, witness the mighty Grenadiers worship expertly at the alter of rock.

Saturday, May 13

Tickets: $10.00 + BF – here.

Ben Wright Smith Announces Debut Album & Tour Dates – Playing Rad Bar, May 27

Posted on April 3, 2017

After he delivered us his hit single ‘No-one’ in 2015 Ben Wright smith showed no signs of slowing down in 2016 returning to the forefront of the Australian music scene with his infectious single Sand Grabber which achieved both high rotation on Triple j and and a combined incredible 400K plus plays on Spotify. In 2017 the APRA award nominated Melbourne singer-songwriter has delivered yet again with the release of his debut album


Produced by Oscar Dawson of renowned indie rock band Holy Holy The Great Divorce  was a true family effort with collaborations from Ali Barter, Tyler Millott (Husky, Ali Barter), Jesse Williams (Leah Senior, Girlatones) and Andrew Braidner (Stonefield, Ali Barter, Redcoats) Wright Smith began the recording journey in his hometown of Melbourne  before embarking  on a songwriters mecca to Nashville, Tennessee.  Upon landing Wright Smith worked with one of  Australia’s most respected producers Mark Moffatt (The Saints, Yothu Yindi, The Divinyls) where the troubadours  continued to experiment and fine-tune the  11 track record in what would become a gargantuan two year period before returning home to put the final  touches in place  in Collingwood studio, The Aviary. The result is a diverse collection of up-tempo indie-folk songs is charged with pop hooks highlighting Wright Smith’s song-writing talent and instrumental flair.

As we keep performing I think new elements and sounds begin to take hold. These ones tell the story of how I was feeling at the time.” Ben Wright Smith

Back home the Australia Council took immediate notice of Wright Smith’s incredible achievements and are supporting him with a Contemporary Music Touring Programme grant.  Assisting the young artist on his epic journey to deliver his extremely catchy tunes to all the corners of Australia including regional and remote areas, with a mammoth tour national tour set to kick off on April 20.

Saturday, May 27

Tickets: $12.00 + BF – here.

Aaron Gocs Announces Tour – Playing UOW Unibar, May 3

Posted on March 30, 2017

Aaron Gocs is single and lives in the burbs. A bit of good old blue-collar work, footy, stitch ups, choccy milks and being a loving dad all get explored in a series of jokes and stories that will have you laughing all the way to the chicken shop.

With almost a decade of comedy experience behind him, Aaron has built momentum via his online following and 2016 has seen him tour nationally to sold-out audiences. He has made appearances on ABC comedy shows International Student and Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, and boasts a series of viral videos on his Facebook and YouTube pages.

‘His set was splendidly funny in the caesura of his routine – a mishap of conscious streaming, messy at points and clearly unrehearsed. However, this is Aaron Gocs and what we came to witness: the comedy that is, this guy, whether laughing with him or at him.’ The Music

Wednesday, May 3

Tickets: $15 UOW / $17 GA + BF – here.