It’s been a quick ascent for Melbourne’s freshest gypsy band Hello Tut Tut as they’ve gone from playing frosty morning markets and quirky cafes to some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues around town. Although it’s early days, it can be safely said that Hello Tut Tut leave patches of sweat and odours that smack of a good time in their wake. Over the last six months this juicy six-piece of gypsy jivers has brought nights to staggering starts and chaotic conclusions, whether it be on the grungy dance floor of Bar Open, under the olive trees at Farouk’s Olive, or by the red-and-white checkered candle-lit tables at Open Studio. Their enthusiasm for embracing any opportunity to put on a high-energy show has seen them gaining a reputation as head turners, jaw droppers and gypsy beat boppers. They play the Treehouse in Byron on Friday.
The Sound of Chocolate
Liquid Chocolate is a Byron Bay nightlife evolution. They infuse celebration with sensuality and a touch of semi-sacred ceremony. Co-creating a seductive blend of boutique beats, deep dance space and, of course, liquid chocolate. Featuring The Human Experience direct from the USA.
Exuding the most sultry and romantic sounds from the best of the US west coast bass music and festival scene, The Human Experience offers a unique opportunity to embody the organic, cinematic, sensual and electrical magic.
Expect delicious and romantic RnB undertones, deep moving bass, angelic high notes and sexy suggestions… all woven together in intention and delivered with love. Supported by DJ Lo Qi (BALI).
Byron Theatre, Wednesday 11 January.
Doors at 7 sharp. Chocolate at 7.30pm. The Human Experience at 8pm.
DJ Lo Qi at 10pm, tickets $29.
Tuning into the Frequency
The good people of Earth Frequency present a little prequel to their massive event scheduled for Ivorys Rock over 17–20 February.
On Sunday 12 February, 6pm–12am at the Byron Community Theatre, you can experience an intentional exploration of visionary music and art featuring a visionary art gallery, dance temple and artist talks.
Presented by Sonic Temple and Harmonic Spaces, expect a sonic journey with international artists Desert Dwellers, Quanta, Naasko, Dakini and a visual feast by Colli Elder, Randal Roberts and Morgan Mandala, Michael Garfield, Adam Scott Miller, Izzy Ivy and more.
Tickets at byroncentre.com.au.
Looking through Lennon’s Glass Onion
Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is back in Australia following their sensational 16-week season in New York. Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is part-concert, part-biography and features 31 iconic hits including Lennon solo works such as Imagine, Woman, Working Class Hero and Jealous Guy and Lennon’s collaborations with Paul McCartney, including, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Saturday 28 January at the Byron Community Centre. Tickets at byroncentre.com.au.
Last Parcels before Berlin
Since landing back on home soil Parcels has released a cracking new track, Older, which has been picked up by Triple J (worldwide first airplay), Sydney’s FBi Radio and Brisbane’s 4ZZZ to name a few. ‘People seem to be liking our new track, Older, over here too. It received a bit of Triple J love and the song has a somewhat sunny feel to it, which obviously makes sense in Australia. It’s so nice to have positive feedback and we really appreciate the support from all angles.’ After the Australian tour wraps up the Parcels boys are headed back abroad where they will launch straight into another tour to support Two Door Cinema Club throughout Europe. They play the Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on Saturday.
Giving the New Year a nudge
Nudge into the New Year at the Billinudgel on Sunday and help the Cunning Stunts surpass December’s donation of $4,000 that they raised for You Have a Friend. The January Nudge Nudge Wink Wink features an amazing lineup starting with Mullumbimby based DJ Morrisboy aka Trent Morris, who’ll be kicking off this New Year Nudge with his eclectic grooves. Followed by sets from beloved Cunning Stunts DJs Dale Stephen, and Lord Sut taking ravers through to the final DJ of the day Nick Field. Originally from England and now based in Bali, Nick is a true legend on the decks who has his own sound influenced by his loves of disco, electro and house. With almost 25 years’ global DJing experience, you should not miss his set! January’s event will raise money for local not-for-profit Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre’s More Than a Meal program, which is in immediate need of funding. In 2016 they were able to serve 12,500 meals to community members and help many with social isolation and improving their overall wellbeing. Ensuring they can continue to do so in the new year is a priority. Food carts, an outside bar and amazing raffle prizes all contribute to this not-to-be missed FREE event that the first Sunday of the month has become. Billinudgel Hotel from 2pm till 4pm.