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Jordan Shanks brings Friendlyjordies comedy show to Wollongong – playing UOW Unibar, August 3

Posted on May 13, 2019

FRIENDLYJORDIES PRESENTS: John Howard REALLY Sucked


Let me explain why the libs suck at managing the economy. I just need an hour of your time…and your money…


When pollsters ask the public, “who was the best Prime Minister?” John Howard wins that title. The only thing that man should win is “man who looks most like a depressed coconut”. He was most certainly not, this show explores why – and no it’s not a university lecture it’s a stand up show, stop
asking!

Jordan Shanks is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He had produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel, has 430,000 followers on social media and his videos have been viewed over 86 million times. 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.

“If you’re a staunch Liberal supporter, a Murdoch press journalist or a fan of Kylie Gilles, it might be best to skip this show by political analyst-comedian Friendlyjordies. Everyone else should hurry up and see it.” – InDaily, 4.5/5 Stars

“A character-actor that rivals Daniel Day Lewis… Jordan somehow makes the audience give a shit about politics again.” – The Upside News, 4/5 Stars

“The show is a mixture of the Jordanism’s recognisable from Friendlyjordies, weird impersonations, and a ton of stats and you leave with the niggling feeling that you… learnt something?!” Glam Adelaide

Tickets: $35.00 incl. bf – here

Birds Of Tokyo announce new Canberra date of ‘Good Lord’ tour as single goes gold – playing ANU Kambri Precinct, September 27

Posted on May 13, 2019

Fresh from a performance at the AFL’s Anzac Day match, which saw no less than 6 of their tracks re-enter the charts, Birds of Tokyo announce new dates for their September ‘Good Lord’ Tour.

Already in the enviable position of selling out multiple dates on the tour, second Birds shows have been announced today for Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Brisbane has been upscaled to a larger venue due to popular demand and dates have also been added in Newcastle & Wollongong, as well as reaching Canberra on September 27.

In other good news for the band, ‘Good Lord’ has been certified Gold on the ARIA Singles Chart. The breakup anthem is already one of the most played songs on Australian radio, proving that there’s still some space on the commercial airwaves for electric guitars and real drums. The track is also climbing the streaming charts having been ensconced in Spotify’s Viral Top 10 for the last few weeks.

It’s been more than a decade since Birds of Tokyo formed in Perth and released their first few indie albums. Over the years since then, they’ve enjoyed 16 APRA Award nominations – more than any other band in history – and 11 of their songs have made the triple j Hottest 100.

The ‘Good Lord’ Tour is proudly presented by Channel [V].

Tickets: $56.14 incl. bf – here

C.W. Stoneking bringing homegrown Aussie blues to Wollongong and Canberra – playing UOW Unibar, May 24; ANU Kambri Precinct, May 25

Posted on May 1, 2019

For C.W. Stoneking the road continues to call and, following successful solo dates across the USA, Europe, New Zealand & some of Australia’s southern states earlier this year, C.W is returning to local stages including Wollongong and Canberra for a limited series of solo performances.

Rumour has it C.W. Stoneking has been busy crafting songs for his next full length album, his first since 2014’s ARIA Award winning, Gon’ Boogaloo.

Fans can expect songs old and new, favourites performed as never heard before and perhaps a few surprises too.

Tickets: $44.99 incl. bf – here

Polish Club Announce Wollongong Date for ‘Iguana’ Album Tour – Playing UOW Unibar, June 13

Posted on April 15, 2019

A lot of drinking, soul-searching and the decision to stop worrying about it all and just write some giant fuck-off rock songs.

‘We Don’t Care’ is the Polish Club’s latest single from second album ‘Iguana’ to be released on June 7, and joins previous tasty slice, ‘Clarity’, which has now become the blueprint for their revitalised, wall-to-wall sound.

The track marks a definitive moment for the band, somehow still managing the trick of sounding exactly like Polish Club, yet distinctly different.

“I think we’re forcing ourselves to do something that isn’t our first instinct but is creatively something we want,” says frontman and guitarist Novak. “We’re not trying too hard to make it super cool or whatever. I don’t really care about that anymore.”

With a whole new album’s worth of new music to play with, they’re set to hit Wollongong on June 13 with a whole new set on their biggest tour yet. Ready your ears for a brasher, more honest and completely levelled-up Polish Club.

Polish Club have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to organisations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it.

Tickets: $40.90 incl. bf – here

BOO SEEKA TO KICK OFF ‘MILLENNIUM DRIVE’ SINGLE TOUR IN WOLLONGONG – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 15

Posted on April 15, 2019

Boo Seeka teases another single, ‘Millennium Drive’, from their second record. Having sold out their own headline album tours in Australia and abroad in 2017 and 2018, they’re heading back out on the road this year, bringing good mate and Oz legend, TUKA, front-man from iconic Hip Hop outfit Thundamentals.

With a fresh new live set they’ll be teasing more than just a roaring new single. Known for their smooth vocals and pulsating electro sounds, blended with spacey synth layered on top of rolling hip hop grooves and beats, they’re ready to make you move.

Don’t miss their high-octane concert experience at UOW Unibar on June 15!

Tickets: $34.77 incl. bf – here

Pub choir to bring their unique all-inclusive format to Canberra – playing at Kambri Precinct ANU, May 13

Posted on April 5, 2019

Everybody can sing, and Pub Choir is on a mission to prove it.

Pack yourself into a pub with hundreds of strangers, learn a song in 3 part harmony in 90 minutes, perform it twice, and have it immortalised in video forever.

No audition, no solos, no commitments, no sheet music, NO WORRIES.

Led by Brisbane local legends Astrid, Waveney and Meg, Pub Choir is equal parts comedy, beer, and musical genius.

Music belongs to everybody. So grab a beer, relax, and simply open your sound hole (your mouth, FYI). It’s rowdy, wholesome, and so much damn fun.

Tickets: $24.54 incl. bf – here

Ivan Ooze announces Wollongong date as part of farewell tour – playing UOW Unibar, May 2

Posted on April 5, 2019

To all my fans,

I’m inviting you to join me for one last tour as Ivan Ooze before going on indefinite hiatus. For the past 6 years I’ve had the absolute pleasure of rapping on different stages around the country, touring with so many of my childhood heroes, releasing music that has been heard around the world, streamed hundreds of thousands of times and been able to make even a small difference in people’s lives and it’s time for me to turn the page to the next chapter.

Before I head off I just want to say I cannot thank all of you enough for making my hip hop dreams come true. I wanted to be a rapper since I was 8 years old and it’s been nothing but a blessing to have you legends supporting me the whole way. Let’s hang out one last time.

– Ivan Ooze

Tickets: $29.65 incl. bf – here

Babe Rainbow bringing the vibe back to Wollongong – playing Uow Unibar, May 22

Posted on April 5, 2019

‘Morning Song’ is the 1st single to be lifted from the upcoming 3rd album by Babe Rainbow. A generous helping of folk pop, flutes and floating harmony, acoustic guitar, late 70’s electronic fox trot, and the choir of the women of the wonderfolk. Just an optimistic announcement of new cycle, fresh air.

The new album is more musical and ambitious than previous outings. Produced by Sam Joseph from the Flightless / King Gizzard stable. Feels authentic to the Babe Rainbow but more diverse and sophisticated, like falling in love outwards, a perfect collection of pacific vibrations, brunch in Arcadia.

Babe Rainbow sold out all their shows in 2018 across Australia, USA, France, Germany, Japan, UK and New Zealand, before taking time out for the birth of their first bambino and the recording of these new songs. 2019 sees the babes touring the world again, with ‘The Morning Song Tour’ their biggest and widest ever tour of Australia, hitting Wollongong on May 22nd. Special guests to be announced soon.

Tickets: $34.77 incl. bf – here

KARNIVOOL ANNOUNCE WOLLONGONG & CANBERRA DATES AS PART OF THE ‘PRAXIS’ TOUR – PLAYING KAMBRI PRECINCT ANU, JUNE 1; UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 2

Posted on April 5, 2019

Karnivool, Fidelity Corporation & Billions Australia are very happy to announce The Praxis Tour 2019.

Praxis definition: the process of using a theory or something that you have learned in a practical way.

Karnivool was a sleeping giant in 2018, but the beast stirred in January of this year with a short run of dates in WA and SA leading into a headlining slot at the Unify Gathering festival in regional VIC. This jaunt was so well received (all shows sold out) and more importantly so much damn fun for the band that it only seems fair that they should visit the rest of Australia and remind their fans how unique the atmosphere is in the temple of Vool – the band were a little overwhelmed by how many messages they got from other cities in Australia asking for a visit – it had been awhile!

Previously announced festival appearances at Bassinthegrass in Darwin and the Big Pineapple in the Sunshine Coast will be now fleshed out with a headline tour hitting most capital cities the band weren’t able to visit in January.

Karnivool are also very excited and honoured to have “the remotest metal band in the world” Southeast Desert Metal join them from Alice Springs on The Praxis Tour.

It’s been too long, but let us put that well received theory into a practical setting. See you in May and June.

Tickets: $55.22 incl. bf – here

WINSTON SURFSHIRT TO BRING THE LIVE EXPERIENCE TO WOLLONGONG – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 7

Posted on April 5, 2019

Sydney’s favourite six-piece collective Winston Surfshirt today announce their biggest national live tour to date – visiting Wollongong June 7th. Supporting on all shows is the surreal sounds of multi-instrumentalist Milan Ring, and in selected cities, Stevan, Jordan Dennis, Stellie, Dulcie and Tiana Khasi.

Following the buttery hip-hop toned release of “For The Record” in late 2018, the band now pay homage to their roots: their raucous live shows.

Further showcasing their unique blend of funk, soul and hip-hop, “For The Record” was Winston Surfshirt’s first new music since their highly applauded 16-track debut record, Sponge Cake. The 2017 LP was a summery debut binding together bold brass and airy vocals, which featured their debut Gold-certified single “Be About You”, and received nods from international tastemakers Beats 1 host Zane Lowe and Sir Elton John, Jason Bentley (KCRW), Huw Stephens & Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1) and Lauren Laverne (BBC Radio 6), alongside earning triple j feature album.

Winston Surfshirt have built a cult following off the back of their live shows, with their loved and unique versatility on stage seeing them play to sold-out crowds at home and abroad. They sold out all 10 shows across the country on their Australian Sponge Cake tour, followed by festival billings at Splendour In The Grass, Spilt Milk, Falls Festival, Field Day & This That, before heading overseas and selling out shows across London and Europe.

With more new music to follow – don’t delay on witnessing Winston Surfshirt performing their favourites, past, present and future, on their biggest headline tour to date.

Tickets: $39.90 incl. bf – here