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Alex Lahey brings ‘Best of Luck club’ regional tour to lucky Wollongong punters – playing UOW Unibar, November 7

Posted on August 19, 2019

Alex Lahey Announces The Best Of Luck Club – Happy Hour Regional Tour

Alex Lahey is taking The Best Of Luck Club on the road to Wollongong this November with the announce today of her The Best Of Luck Club Happy Hour Regional Tour. After a sell out Australian capital city tour, a UK & Europe run, and 25-date tour of the US, Lahey has returned home to visit some of her most loved regional centres.

Alex released her second album, The Best Of Luck Club, in May this in what was a worthy follow up to 2015’s ARIA award-nominated debut album ‘I Love You Like A Brother’.  Co produced by Alex and Catherine Marks (St Vincent, The Wombats, Wolf Alice), the result is a collection of 10 songs with irresistibly catchy hooks and Lahey’s distinctly candid lyricism. The songwriter and multi instrumentalist assured second album once again giving a voice to millennial ennui.

“This new record is one of transformation, and this new version of Alex Lahey f**king rules. ” – triple j

“Massively punchy and consistently magical – an easy contender for 2019’s Album Of The Year.” – Australian Guitar Mag

“Lahey’s breezy love songs are brightened by everyday descriptions of a life lived openly.” – Pitchfork

Tickets: $34.77 incl. bf – here

The Beasts set to make triumphant return to Wollongong – playing UOW Unibar, December 7

Posted on August 6, 2019

After an emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins thought of getting the band’s members, past and present into a recording studio just to celebrate the band and see what resulted.

Sadly, bassist Brian Hooper died a week after the show. But weeks later former Beasts Charlie Owen, Boris Sujdovic, Tony Pola, Spencer Jones, Kim
Salmon and Tex Perkins assembled without a plan, save for the crazy M.O. employed back in 1983 when the Beasts first recorded The Axemans Jazz in that fateful 8 hour session. As back then, they went at it!

Songs weren’t so much learned as ideas thrown together and recorded the moment they coalesced. The result is a collection of pieces with names like ‘Pearls Before Swine’, ‘My Shit’s Fucked Up’, ‘Drunk On A Train’ and ‘On My Back’ in a raucous celebration of their own Beastliness.

Spencer was sadly only around long enough to make it onto one track. But what a track – witty observations from the hospital bed entitled ‘At The Hospital’.

This isn’t The Beasts of Bourbon. It would need to have Jonesy on every track to be that! But loudly and proudly this is: the Beasts Still Here

Tickets: $55.22 incl. bf – here

The Teskey Brothers bring their highly-anticipated sophomore LP to Wollongong – playing UOW unibar, November 2

Posted on August 6, 2019

To celebrate the release of their much anticipated second album ‘Run Home Slow’, Warrandyte’s finest The Teskey Brothers will bring their epic live show to stages across Australia and New Zealand this December and November, set to hit Wollongong on the 2nd of November.

With first singles ‘Hold Me’ and ‘Man Of The Universe’ already fan favourites, Run Home Slow more than delivers on the promise of The Teskey Brothers’ first record, Half Mile Harvest. The four friends have delivered another timeless set that expands on their trademark soul/blues sound with elements of southern rock, Americana, psychedelia, Dixieland jazz, gospel and a striking pop number in third single ‘So Caught Up’.

The band have pulled out all stops over the past six months, captivating fans around the world with sold out shows and festival slots across USA, Canada, UK and Europe. They are in undeniable form and ready to share the full 8-piece experience with their growing army of Australian fans on this launch tour.Special guest at all shows will be Melbourne singer-songwriter Harmony Byrne.

Tickets: $47.04 incl. bf – here

Homegrown favourite Bec Sandridge to round out upcoming National tour with massive Wollongong show – playing Uow Unibar, November 8

Posted on August 6, 2019

Adored for her commanding voice, angular guitar work and uncompromising bravery Bec Sandridge teases new music and announces her biggest headline tour to date. 

October will see Sandridge and band head out on a national Australian tour visiting Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Hobart before rounding out the tour with a celebratory hometown show in Wollongong on the 8th of November. With the promise of new music imminent these shows will see Sandridge perform brand new material for the first time.

Sandridge’s musical career catapulted whilst living in Europe with the arresting single ‘In The Fog, In The Flame’ which landed national radio play and saw Sandridge score the triple j Unearthed spot to play Yours & Owls Festival. 

Continually pushing her artistry to another level, Sandridge has demonstrated a remarkable evolution from song to song, with tracks ‘You’re A Fucking Joke’, ‘High Tide’, ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’ and ‘ANIMAL’ receiving acclaim in her homeland Australia and abroad. Most recent single, ‘EYES WIDE’, produced by Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) and Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper), landing rotation at triple j and Flux FM Berlin. 

Exploring anxiety in individualism, identity and gender with an artful yet tongue-in-cheek approach that has become uniquely her own, Sandridge has toured Australia and internationally through the UK and Europe. And has supported the likes of The Rubens, Highasakite, Mitski, the Naked and Famous, Passenger and Cub Sport as well as performing at Festival of the Sun, Big Pineapple, Groovin The Moo, The Hills Are Alive, Fairgrounds, VIVID, Brunswick Music Festival and BIGSOUND. 

Tickets: $25.56 incl. bf – here

Client Liaison turn consumer-facing with upcoming single tour ‘The Real Thing’ – playing UOW Unibar, October 24

Posted on August 1, 2019

Client Liaison break new ground and begin their new era with the electrifying single The Real Thing.

Funk riffs that won’t quit, smiling synths and a triumphant chorus make this the Melbourne duo’s most pop-skewed track to date.

“We always thought this will be the encore of our live show, with everyone clapping their hands in the air,” frontman Monte Morgan says of The Real Thing’s genesis.

“It was so positive. To have positivity and danceability in a song and not be cheesy is really difficult. That’s the trick. It’s more pop than we’ve ever been. I mean, we started in the underground, doing everything ourselves, but as you progress you want to hit a wider appeal.”

Morgan and bandmate Harvey Miller have spent the three years since the release of their debut album Diplomatic Immunity spreading the word of Client Liaison here and abroad.

The album reached No.15 at the ARIA chart and saw the pair take their acclaimed live show everywhere from The Falls to Groovin’ the Moo to Splendour in the Grass with special guest Tina Arena, as well as sold out headline shows.

Last August they ambitiously launched their own touring initiative – Expo Liaison – touring Australia in their own tent on a bill they curated that included Luke Million, Alice Ivy, No ZU, Total Giovanni and one John Farnham.

They also designed and launched their own fashion brand, Client Liaison Deluxe Line at Sydney Fashion Week with pop-up events across the country.

But right now, it’s all about the music.

Tickets: $39.88 incl. bf – here

Hands like houses to tour re-vamped track ‘through glass’ to Wollongong – playing UOW Unibar, October 16

Posted on July 29, 2019

Homegrown rock favourites Hands Like Houses have lifted the lid on a stunning new version of their track ‘Through Glass’ – taken from from their critically acclaimed 2018 album – Anon. – this time with rising Melbourne pop artist Samsaruh adding vocals. If the original of ‘Through Glass’ wasn’t enough of a modern rock earworm already, Samsaruh breathes new life into the track with her delicate vocals and pop flavour. 

Alongside the new music comes the announcement that Hands Like Houses will embark on a whopping 20-stop regional Australian tour through October and November. A year on from bagging the coveted triple j Feature Album packet and peaking at #4 on the ARIAs with – Anon., the band are hardly leaving a corner of the country unturned and will trek as far as Margaret River, Cairns and Hobart as part of the tour. Support will come in the form of Brisbane rock outfit Young Lions.

Hands Like Houses vocalist Trenton Woodley explains that since its very inception, ‘Through Glass’ felt like a two person narrative, and the band were keen to bring someone from outside of the “rock” sphere to take on the other side of the story.

“[We wanted] someone that would bring their own style and flavour to a song we were already immensely proud of,” he adds. “We were lucky enough to cross connections with Samsaruh, an incredible emerging artist in her own right, and she was an absolute gem to work with, bringing a new sense of urgency, passion and atmosphere that made ‘Through Glass’ feel like it was always meant to be this way.”

The Chats bringing Stunner ‘Identity thief’ tour down to Wollongong & Canberra – playing UOW Unibar, September 25; ANU Kambri Precinct, September 26

Posted on July 29, 2019

TBC Management, Bargain Bin Records & Select Music present…

THE CHATS – IDENTITY THEFT AU/NZ TOUR 2019

Australian national treasures, The Chats, have given us their cracking new single Identity Theft and a tour of the same name set to take place in September / October. This one hits Wollongong on September 25th and follows up in Canberra on September 26th – tickets on sale now!

Tickets: $29.65 incl. bf – here

Frenchy laughs his way down to Canberra with the side-splitting ‘Turn It Up’ Tour – performing at ANU Kambri Precinct, September 12

Posted on July 24, 2019

Frenchy is back with his brand new and most outrageous show yet – Turn It Up.

This unforgettable night is full of wild banter along with ridiculous stories and crowd work that is amongst the best in the world (self-proclaimed).
Frenchy keeps the crowd constantly engaged with his eccentric and unorthodox ballads that keep you thinking ‘Is this some kind of bogan Ed Sheeran?’

If you haven’t seen a Frenchy show yet, brace yourself for his weird, warped and wonderful dirty mind… (very dirty).

Tickets: $49.95 incl. bf – here

Lime Cordiale returning to Wollongong with ‘Robbery’ Tour – Playing uow unibar, October 26

Posted on July 24, 2019

The band on everyone’s ‘must see’ list  this year is Sydney based outfit Lime Cordiale. Brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach who are responsible for delivering hook-laden jams such as ‘Dirt Cheap’ (which landed in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018) have been touring non-stop and selling out headline shows throughout Australia, New Zealand and most recently, on a six week tour across Europe and the UK.

The band are heading home to Australia for one final round of touring to thank fans for making 2019 the year of Lime Cordiale, crashing into Wollongong on October 26. Lime’s mini-festival, The Squeeze staged earlier this year proved that Oli, louis and their band can turn any venue into a massive party and are now their taking that vibe across Australia one more time.  Rolling Stone have declared “Oli and Louis Leimbach have thrown the kitchen sink of funk, folk and synthy electro at their garrulous, sunny indie pop…”

Lime Cordiale couldn’t be more excited to take their 5 piece band on the road one more time in 2019 as Oli and Louis blast out the hits from their current album Permanent Vacation along with a few new tunes too.

Tickets: $39.88 incl. bf – here

Lewis Spears bringing the laughs with #NoSlidesSeason comedy tour – Performing Uow Unibar October 2, ANU Kambri Precinct October 25

Posted on July 24, 2019

Lewis Spears is ready for war.

His fifth tour in as many years, Lewis is back again with a brand new show full of material you probably shouldn’t laugh at but definitely will

After performing to packed comedy clubs in New York city, headlining across Australia and dominating online, Lewis is on his way to international fame and breaking ground for the next generation of Australian comics.

Spears is well known for his brilliant and divisive material, with clips of his standup raking in millions of views, previous shows selling out far in advance and his comedy special “Death Threats Don’t Scare Me” breaking world records.

Don’t miss your chance to see Lewis Spears in his element at UOW Unibar and ANU Kambri Precinct. This year he’s taking a stand.

For too long we’ve been letting things slide, from slow walkers to offended people with blogs and (if we’re being honest) America in general. 

It’s time to do something about it.

It’s time for 
#NoSlideSeason

Book now or miss out.

Tickets: $39.88 incl. bf – here