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GREEN VELVET HEADLINE ANNOUNCE FOR NEW YEARS DAY OF DANCE

Posted on November 21, 2019

Green Velvet announced as headliner for Wollongongs New Years Day of Dance the HUGE heavy house DJ will play the Gongs premier pump purveyors biggest event to date! Located at a secret Loading Dock location which will see it’s party debut.

TICKETS HERE

HERMITUDE ANNOUNCE – WOLLONGONG AND CANBERRA SHOWS

Posted on November 21, 2019

Fresh from releasing their latest record and triple j Feature Album, “Pollyanarchy”, HERMITUDE have today announced the expansion of their upcoming Australian tour with added shows at Australian National University’s Kambri bar in Canberra and at UniBar in Wollongong.

The Australian tour, which kicks off next weekend will begin at Metro City in Perth and sees the duo travel coast to coast through Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Wollongong.

Hermitude pulled off a huge move for triple j’s ‘Like A Version’, taking on Nirvana’s iconic ‘Heart Shaped Box’, with a moody yet raucous electronic smash. Paired with the energetic vocals of up-and-coming Jaguar Jonze (recently signed to Nettwerk Records), the cover was a moment of rediscovery for the duo; excited to connect with this long-lost love from 93’s illustrious “In Utero” album.

Coupled with a reconfiguration of their original ‘OneFourThree’ (currently riding up the Shazam charts and in triple j’s most played tracks, as well as being championed by Annie Mac and Trevor Nelson on BBC Radio 1 and 2), they invited First Nations rapper Jimblah to the LAV floor. Spitting new rhymes over the much-loved beat, he added his own exciting feels to the track, following in the footsteps of the original writers BJ The Chicago Kid and Buddy.

With a huge year speeding to crescendo, Hermitude have ticked a bunch of new peaks off the bucket list, including dropping their much anticipated 6th studio album “Pollyanarchy” and completing their first ever world tour. Adding two new dates to their Australian/New Zealand Tour this morning, Hermitude will now be heading to Wollongong and Canberra next month, topping off the year with a headline slot at NYE In The Park.

Joining the boys across Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane will be interstate collective Haiku Hands and NINAJIRACHI, a 19-year old producer from the NSW Central Coast. As a finalist in triple j’s Unearthed High competition in both 2016 and 2017, Nina’s ‘lush and ethereal’ (Indie Shuffle) sounds to the stage, warming things up each night with her chart-topping singles ‘Pure Luck’ and ‘Thursdays’ which has been heard across festival stages at Listen Out, Falls, Groovin’ The Moo and Field Day.

Following up to more than 40 shows in 2018, Haiku Hands* have firmly established a presence for their tongue-in-cheek, rave inspired bangers that are equally outrageous as they are bold and at times unconventionally pop. Their synchronised dance moves and high energy production have turned dingy clubs into heaving sweaty messes – a sure fire way to warm things up every night!

TICKETS: $64.90 incl. bf – UOW UNI BAR HERE

TICKETS: $64.90 incl. bf – KAMBRI, ANU HERE

BRAND NEW VENUE LA LA LA’S OPENING IN WOLLONGONG

Posted on November 21, 2019

We’re opening the door on a new chapter, something we’ll all get to enjoy and create together  Introducing our newest love child , La La La’s small bar vibes with big emphasis on live music and the local. She’s even serving up a mouth watering menu!  This one’s a new take on an old classic and we can’t wait to create a vibrant community around it #smallpub . Launching Monday, November 18th with a HUGE month of gigs and go-to’s, we can’t wait to share this baby with you.

GIG GUIDE HERE

HOT CHIP ANNOUNCED FOR CANBERRA – PLAYING KAMBRI, ANU – MARCH 1

Posted on November 21, 2019

Described by The Guardian as “the greatest British pop group of their generation”, audio adventure addicts Hot Chip will make their triumphant return to Australia in 2020, locking in some huge party shows across Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as they immerse themselves in the warm praise surrounding their latest album A Bath Full Of Ecstasy.
Also in the country headlining Victoria’s Golden Plains and Wollongong’s Farmer and the Owl Festivals, the band will be ably supported on all sideshow dates (excluding Canberra) by Melbourne funk synthesist Harvey Sutherland (LIVE), himself in the midst of a globetrotting odyssey as he spruiks his latest banger ‘Something In The Water’ and a brand new studio band.

Arriving with a reputation for sonic wizardry cultivated through nearly two decades of marvellously consistent output, Hot Chip have always had an ability to charm all who stand before them.
A Bath Full of Ecstasy, their seventh studio album, builds on this reputation as it racks up some of the best reviews of their career. Singles such as ‘Hungry Child’ and ‘Melody of Love’ crystallise a celebrated sound as the five-piece bridge a sense of euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies and inspired vocal transmissions.

TICKETS: $79.90 incl. bf – HERE

New Years Day of Dance set to ring in 2020 for The gong – playing WIN entertainment centre, January 1

Posted on October 16, 2019

Following the previously SOLD OUT dance editions featuring Claptone (Day of Dance) and Patrick Topping (Night of Dance), the gong’s premier pump purveyors present the biggest event to date on New Year’s Day in our very own backyard.

SECRET HEADLINER TBA;

REBŪKE; PATRICE BÄUMEL; LOODS; FRANCIS XAVIER; SVETA; UNKNOWN ASSOCIATES; ASHLEIGH MILINKOVIC; AMY HUDSON

Tickets: $86.51 incl. bf – here

Beach goth underground icons bring their latest LP ‘A Natural Affair’ down to the Southern Hemisphere – playing uow unibar, January 10

Posted on October 16, 2019

Icons of the Los Angeles underground The Growlers announce their return to our golden coast this Summer for their biggest run of Australian shows to date.

The twelve-date tour which celebrates the release of the bands sixth studio album Natural Affair (Out October 25) is destined to be a travelling circus of colour, movement and sound all the way down the East Coast stopping in most big centres and surf breaks across QLD, NSW and VIC. The beach goths will land in Wollongong on January 10th.

Let’s just come out and say it: The Growlers are the biggest band you’ve never heard of. Longtime icons of the Los Angeles underground music scene and fan favorites the world over, the band managed to fly under the radar of mainstream attention while building a passionate following that rivals some of the biggest acts on the festival circuit…until now.

The band is thrilled to present Natural Affair, the new full-length studio LP to be released October 25, 2019, on their very own Beach Goth Records and Tapes. On Natural Affair, The Growlers (led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor) advance their swampy aesthetic into a sturdier, synthier, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love.

Tickets: $54.70 incl. bf – here

Ain’t that swell surf podcast to bring live show to wollongong with the ‘are you keeeeding me!?’ tour – at uow unibar, november 9

Posted on October 16, 2019

Big Apachee and Billabong presents

AIN’T THAT SWELL SURF PODCAST – LIVE!
THE ARE YOU KEEEEDING ME?! EAST COAST TOUR

Are you keeeeding me?! Hell no! Ain’t That Swell is once again hitting the highway, announcing a second run of shows that will visit some of the most core-lordish surf zones on the Australian East Coast!

On the back of their sold out UP THE SWELLIANS Tour in April this year, the little Aussie surf podcast that has now turned into a global phenomenon will once again be roping in World Champions, freesurfing icons, underground hellmen and women, as well as an assortment of shred heads, waxheads, kooks and barneys, for a night of surf entertainment the likes of which have never been seen.

Says ATS Host Jed Smivvy Smith: “The tour earlier this year featured some of the most outrageous surf stories I’ve ever heard from the biggest legends in the game. We had Kelly Slater doing Occy impersonations, Occy talking about how to surf Bells, Joel Parkinson sharing the yarn about losing his driver’s licence doing burnouts in the Snapper Rocks carpark, Richie Lovett and Bob Bain melting people’s brains with their tale about surviving an actual tsunami. I mean, it magic stuff that you just don’t get to see or hear in any other space. And the plan this time around is to do more of the same, but turn the dial even harder so that the Swellians (our audience) get access to shit that’s never been heard.”

Adds co host Vaughan Deadly: “The ATS live show is full of comedy, music, incredible story-telling and has a general irreverence the likes of which have I have never experienced in 25 years in the surf media game. The energy of the room is absolutely amazing and I think that’s because our listeners (The Swellians) are passionate surfers who know their shit. Our guests, whether it’s Kelly Slater or Taj Burrow or Mark Occhilupo can feel that, and so they open right up and tell it straight which makes for amazing stories and laughs. Also, I think this tour will be even better because than the last time around because we really had no idea what we were doing haha!”

Tickets: $24.54 incl. bf – here

Night of Dance to make spectacular return with SET Mo, K.I.M., Tees and more – playing Uow unibar, november 23

Posted on October 16, 2019

Following the previously SOLD OUT dance editions featuring Claptone (Day of Dance) and Patrick Topping (Night of Dance), the gong’s premier pump
purveyors present the latest, live performance edition, featuring;

SET MO (LIVE WOLLONGONG DEBUT SHOW)

K.I.M (The Presets) – DJ Set

TEES + more TBA

Those who were lucky enough to experience the sound and lighting production at previous events can concur that no corners are cut in the Day/Night of Dance dedications. This will again raise the bar of a renowned reputation.

Tickets: $39.90 incl. bf – here

homegrown Post-hardcore outfit The Amity affliction to tour ‘All My Friends Are Dead’ single to Wollongong – playing UOW Unibar, January 24

Posted on October 16, 2019

Off the back of their huge East Coast capitol city tour and the release of their massive new single ‘ All My Friends Are Dead ‘ The Amity Affliction have announced they will be hitting regional Australia and Adelaide for the first time since 2017, due to hit Wollongong on January 24th.

The band will be bringing Odd Worlders Ocean Grove and New Zealand’s Own Antagonist AD*, plus local supports TBA.

Tickets: $64.83 incl. bf – here

Indie-rockers from out west Spacey Jane bring their ‘Head Cold’ single tour to the east coast – playing uow unibar, december 4

Posted on October 16, 2019

Having just finished an entirely sold out lap of Australia, WA’s indie-rock darlings Spacey Jane are embarking on another huge tour without a moments’ hesitation. In support of their newest single “Head Cold”, they’ll be playing some of their biggest headline shows EVER in Australia.

Strike while the iron is hot, they reckon, and right now it’s absolutely scorching. The last six months alone has seen the group net significant triple j airplay and quickly become a festival favourite. This year, they’ve played Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, BIGSOUND and Wave
Rock Weekender and have been recently announced on Yours & Owls and Laneway 2020. It’s clear things are looking up for Spacey Jane.

Joining them at most shows will be highly esteemed SASAMI (US) – a recent Domino signee and certified legendary figure in the Los Angeles music scene, and Newcastle slacker-rock heroes VACATIONS.

Get your tickets now!

Tickets: $24.54 incl. bf – here