Bleeding Fathers Day!
Acid Bleed is a unique six-piece band playing a virtuoso blend of hot Gypsy swing with a latin groove. All local to the northern rivers, the band members are accomplished musicians and have been playing together for four years. They have been making their mark on the north coast jazz scene. Acid Bleed have been a resident regular at the New Tattersall’s Hotel in Lismore on jazz nights for the past three years and have played the Lismore Jazz Club three times and numerous other local and not-so-local venues. At Club Lennox on Sunday arvo from 4pm for Fathers Day!
Rocking the YAC
This Friday sees the YACROCKCAFE Hardcore shows back at the YAC. Local legends of the stage, Seabound, Moans Like Lisa and Knuckle Children join Sydney band Grizzly Adams for a massive FREE show! Seabound and Moans Like Lisa were two of the very first bands to debut at the YACROCKCAFE three years ago and they have since built up quite a following. Seabound have gone on to perform with bands such as In Hearts Wake and are about to take part in the The Holy War Australian Tour with Thy Art Is Murder, who are currently on tour in America with Slayer and Whitechapel. Moans Like Lisa’s original claim to fame was the fact that they were the very first band ever to have come out of little old Evans Head, and boy, did they! They’ve been playing to packed audiences up and down the east coast for the last three years now. Knuckle Children emerged on the hardcore scene in 2013 and have been smashing the scene ever since. Sydney-based Grizzly Adams are a melodic hardcore outfit, who burst onto the Sydney Hardcore scene in 2014 with their first EP and have toured relentlessly ever since, playing more than 50 shows last year alone. The YACROCKCAFE is really excited to have all these bands back for another show in Byron! Byron YAC on Friday with doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start.
The YACROCKCAFE is a combined initiative of BUDDI, Byron Underage Drinking & Drug Initiative – Community Drug Action Team and Byron Youth Service, and relies on the assistance of volunteers, grants and sponsorship funds to run their events for young people. For more information or to offer your assistance please contact Nicqui Yazdi on 0402 013 177 or email [email protected]
Mr Chanty Pants
If you want to raise your vibrations and connect with the planet, then join in on the Chant Up with Tarshito, Nyck Jeanes, Tiana Moontara, Virginia Cook and guests. Well-loved and respected local muso Tarshito joins with Nyck Jeanes (BayFM presenter and Subway Bhaktis chanter) and a delightful friends to bring you Heart Chant. Delicious fun to be had as well as deep meditation and celebration. A simple and freeform experience of communion, singing together. Nothing too serious, no guru required!
Every Wednesday from 7pm at The Troubadour Lounge at Creative Intuitive, 12 Bayshore Drive, Byron Arts & Industry.
Los Pintar are a raw garage rock ’n’ roll duo, with influences such as The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and John Lee Hooker. Los Pintar came together by accident one night when the drummer was a no-show. At the last minute Emma was there to improvise on a borrowed kit. That night has become the core of their performance. Keeping the audience engaged with raw, emotive, improvisation and a tendency to become dark and theatrical. They play the Bangalow Bowlo on Friday.
Spike & Isabella
Spike & Isabella is a rather unique pairing of musical styles – a post-rock inspired instrumental band and a jazz/pop a cappella choir.
This unusual musical combination came about after band leaders Cameron Spike-Porter and Dylan Curnow had a chat over a coffee and both agreed that an event together would be an interesting and unusual concept and that it would also prove to be an exciting and unique night of live music.
Dylan and Cameron have had a long friendship and musical history together, first meeting when touring together back in 2009 in the Lisa Hunt band. This is a community-based fundraising event run by local musicians with all funds raised going towards a tour of Japan, recording and studio expenses.
At the Byron Theatre on Wednesday from 7pm.
The suaver Don Walker & his even Suaver Fucks
Don Walker’s songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, a couple of albums with Tex, Don and Charlie, back to his youth as a member and main songwriter of Cold Chisel. In the years between he has toured with his superb band The Suave Fucks. This is the band he is bringing on the 2015 tour: Michael Vidale – bass, Hamish Stuart – drums, Garrett Costigan – pedal steel, Roy Payne and Glen Hannah – guitars, and The Don on keys and lead vocals. He is supported by songslinger Jimmy Dowling at Club Mullum, at the Ex-Services Club on Saturday from 7.30pm.
Perko & Patty
You would have to have been in a coma for the last two decades to not know who Tex Perkins is… but who, you may ask, is his current collaborator Murray Paterson? A talented songwriter, Paterson’s compositions include Fine Mess and Ice in the Sun from Perko’s Dark Horses album along with Lucid, Midnight Sunshine and A Name on Every One. He also contributed to I Miss Your Big White Bum to the Joel Silbersher album Greasy Lens.
Paterson and Perkins co-scored the soundtrack for the film Beautiful Kate, the directorial feature debut from Rachel Ward, receiving an ARIA nomination for best soundtrack. Currently Paterson oversees Headland, a film retrieval project in which 8mm film shot by amateur moviemakers involved in northern NSW surf culture in the 70s is collected and archived. He also scored for the edited footage. Catch this duo as they present tunes from their new album at the Bangalow Hotel on Thursday from 7pm.
Sydney-side rootsy indie trio Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars have spent the last year making serious inroads into the hearts and minds of those who like to jump around.
They won a wildcard entry onto Byron Bay’s Bluesfest and haven’t looked back since, with audiences from Perth to the Sunshine Coast digging their mix of acoustic grunge, killer songwriting and intense onstage vibe. At The Rails on Saturday at 7pm.
Checking Your Bum for Grubs
‘There’s more to me than beer and pubs,’ insists Ross Knight on the Psychos track Bum For Grubs ‘So take me home, I’ll check your bum for grubs’. Cosmic Psychos are nothing if not eloquent wordsmiths. The infuriating thing about this three-piece is that even if their grotty sensibilities aren’t to your taste, those riffs can bore their way into your head like some gnarly heavy duty farming plough. It’s a reality recognised throughout reviews for the Psychos’ new album Cum The Raw Prawn, which delighted in the band’s awesome form and confirmed that they’re ‘as cheeky, angry and depraved as ever’ (Stack magazine).
At the Hotel Great Northern on Sunday.
I can hear Clelia Now…
She’s been part of the very fabric of the Australian country music scene since 1975 and, at age 65, Clelia Adams continues to kick goals and win accolades with her music heard all over the world. Her latest achievement is a finalist berth in the Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards. Ever the quiet achiever, Clelia has long been acknowledged as a standout artist among her peers – ‘a singer’s singer’ – as Jon Wolfe noted in Capital News. She’s the epitome of the hardworking, successful independent artist, having achieved national and international acclaim for her music since 2001.
Clelia is onstage this Friday at the Mullum Ex-Services with Ray Essery and Terry Gordon from 7pm.