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Music Roundup March 5

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Last Chance to Busk

The Bluesfest Busking Comp for 2015 has hit an all-time record achievement with interest and applications – 2015 is going to be bigger than ever.

In the leadup to Bluesfest each year, up-and-coming artists are provided with the opportunity to perform at Bluesfest and take their career to the next level, opening up their potential to an international audience.

Last year, more than 50 performances formed part of the Bluesfest busking experience.

This is the last week to apply for the Busking Comp so get your applications in!

For more information go to www.bluesfest.com.au.

No Body Died on Saturday

This March, No Body Died head out on the road to support the release of their single Arp and their forthcoming EP The Nihilist and The Pretender. The Nihilist and The Pretender tour stops in at the Byron Brewery where No Body Died is joined by Sydney duo Atolla, Byron locals A Little Province, and Arundel from Brizzie. They will be bringing an eclectic mix of emotionally charged music spanning the genres of electro, post-rock, shoegaze, trip-hop and dreampop.

Saturday at the Brewery from 7.30pm. $6 on the door.

Crossing Bridges with Dreamcatchers

Queensland’s premier five-piece roots, rock, reggae outfit The Floating Bridges are bringing their energetic live show along the east coast this March in support of their heavily anticipated album Creatures Of Leisure and their catchy new single Dreamcatcher. Dreamcatcher was recorded at Spark1 Studios in Maleny Qld and mixed by Brian Goodworth at Big Rock Studios in Coolum Beach. The song was written as a reflection on the fun you can have while dreaming, having no consequences for your actions, no judgments and no outside pressures. A dream is an innocent escape from reality where your imagination can run wild and free.

Catch the Floating Bridges at The Hotel Great Northern on Saturday.

Barefoot and Dancing

For those wanting to celebrate IWD on Sunday in the Bangalow region pop on down to the Bangalow Bowlo to catch international artist, Toni Childs, supported by local musician Vikki Grant.

This women-only event held by L.O.V.E. will raise funds to benefit two local charities, primarily Heartfelt House and the Lismore Men and Family Centre. These organisations work with women and men, their friends and families, affected by childhood sexual abuse. With barefoot bowlingfrom 4pm, the gig kicks off from 6.30pm. A ‘Vulva-luscious’ art exhibition and auction is also planned. Women’s disco till late. Presale Tix:  $40.

Waxing Musical

Waxhead are a three-piece formed late 2012 up in the Byron hinterland. Finchop and Beggson are both born-and-bred Byronians, while vox man, Froggy, was born and spent his early years in Santa Cruz, California.

They were influenced by the ocean, people, Byron and 70s culture, and were intrigued by the sounds and style of good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll legends such as Led Zepplin, The Doors, Nirvana, Neil Young, Clapton, Hendrix… the list could go on. All these guys want to do is surf, chill out and make music in the hills.

Waxhead play the Hotel Great Northern on Friday.

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