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Music Roundup December 31

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Wild Cartel

The Brewery has one hell of a night on offer for NYE with Tijuana Cartel and Wild Marmalade ensuring that wild world beats will have punters bouncing through to 2015. Live organic electronica heavyweights Tijuana Cartel are showstoppers, as is Berlin’s deep house/disco producer Sean Patrick.

tijuana-cartel3With plenty of DJs on the decks, and two stages, this will be a colourful night of uplifting vibes, music and visual spectacle.

From 7pm till 3am. $65 pre-sale tix or will be $80 on the door.

Kohinur NYE

Still trying to decide what to do for NYE? After the resounding success of last year’s event, Myrrah Creations, who bought you the big bash last year, have planned another meaningful, momentous and slightly miraculous way to see in 2015.

With local and international DJs from 6pm, opening ceremony and welcome to country at 5pm and gates at 4pm. $30 at the door!

Woodford 2 Brewery for Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin – one of Canada’s most renowned world festival acts – return to Australia by popular demand following their inaugural appearance at Uplift Festival a year ago in Byron Bay.

The tour begins with main stage shows at the Woodford Folk Festival in December, followed with select club shows on the east coast with renowned Australian support acts Wild Marmalade (with Paul George of Tijuana Cartel), Deya Dova and more.

Delhi 2 Dublin Live, the band’s latest album in a collection of six, has been described as ‘dancing rhythms and intelligent instrumentation. The tracks are energetic and uplifting. The sounds that Delhi 2 Dublin makes are a colourful, catchy mishmash.’ A fiercely indie band, they have sold more than 80, 000 albums with no label.

Saturday at the Brewery from 8pm. $20 / $25!

Saritah will Dig DeepSaritah Solo

Australia’s favourite roots songstress Saritah brings her positive sounds back to the Bay to share after another year of extensive international touring that saw her continue to take the music and the message far and wide across the globe.

Continuing on her musical mission of inspiration and upliftment, 2014 saw Saritah return to play for her growing West Coast US fanbase this past summer – including shows at California Roots, Sierra Nevada World Music, Joshua Tree Music and Summer Arts festivals, alongside some of the world’s greatest roots, reggae and conscious music artists. New music, including some exciting international collaborations, is on its way.

Saritah at the Brewery on Friday from 8.30pm. Free.

The Tide is High

It’s been four years since Australia’s premier rock-steady reggae band King Tide released their highly acclaimed album Roots Pop Reggae. Since that time they have appeared at just about every major music festival in the country. From Womadelaide to Sydney and Brisbane festival opening nights and all festival ports in between.

They have released a high-charting compilation album, released tracks and albums in the UK and Japan, and been one of the most played reggae bands on Australian radio.

Fortunately for their many fans they have also found time during this period to record a brand new album, their fourth studio outing for Vitamin Records, due for release early next year.

They play at the Byron Brewery on Thursday from 7pm. $7/10 for tickets.

wellswung-daddiesThe Rails is Swung

The WellSwung Daddies have had a great year with the new lineup and have been out swinging it with the best!

The highlights were the Manly Jazz Festival and headlining the Warwick Jumpers ’n’ Jazz Festival. Now it’s time to bring it home to our fave local gig, The Rails, Byron Bay on Friday.

Start the new year with Jump Jive and Rock ’n’ Roll – this 11-piece band will be play a selection songs including Pennsylvania 65000, Shake Rattle ’N’ Roll, Sweet Home Chicago, plus new original charts written by Mick Buckley and Belle Hendrik Hit That Drum and Take Care.

So come on down to the Rails. It’s a FREE show. Jump jive and wail from 7pm.

The Clocks and Dice Cure

Has your lack of toe-tapping in recent weeks started to weigh on you? Has coming down from the festive season left your mojo a little lacklustre?

Does your head feel like it has just lost its bob? We recommend 500cc of Clocks and Dice – a simple course of this local band’s sophista-pop originals, and flavoursome take on some of your favourites, will be sure to be just what the groove doctor ordered.

Sunday at Club Lennox from 4pm.


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