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Live Music Roundup – Wednesday 17 May

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Drumming up NYC

Legendary New York jazz drummer Joe Farnsworth’s Prime Time Quartet is returning for another mind-blowing performance at Club Mullum this Saturday.

The quartet once again features iconic tenor saxophonist Dale Barlow, bassist Brendan Clarke and Chicago-born jazz pianist John Harkins. Be transported to downtown Manhattan.

Tickets available online through www.clubmullum.com or $25 on the door. Kids under 12 FREE. 7.30pm.

Tuning in to Your Frequency

The Band of Frequencies play the Hotel Brunswick this Sunday to support the vinyl release of the Foxtel-funded surf doco Men Of Wood & Foam.

The soundtrack is killer instrumental, inspired by Phil Jarrett’s love of Bud Shank, Dick Dale and some of the early surfer musicians. The Band of Frequenices, with Terepai Richmond on drums (Whitlams, Guy Sebastian, d.i.g.) throw a completely new, funky and improvised tangent on modern surf music.

Hawaiian Uke with Hula


Miss Amber and Stukulele’s Uke Night this month has become a Hawaiian Luau with Hapa Haole classics and instrumentals from Aloha Baby plus graceful hula dancing from Hula Tomoka and her troupe. Come dressed in your best Hawaiian outfit for a chance to win a Kahuna massage and be prepared to wiggle those hips when Hula Tomoka teaches you the hula steps for the Hukilau song. Be transported to heavenly islands with moonlit skies. Adults $12.50, Kids under 16 $2.50. Join the mailing list at www.ukemullum.com to download the songbook.

Hawaiian Uke Night with Hula Dance Lessons – Thursday 25 May at Club Mullum from 6.30pm.

Playing Fractured


Fractured is a showcase of northern NSW femme fatales with a range of entertainment from live music, dance, electronic music and live art. Fractured is a innovative and expressive live piece of performance art, fusing contemporary dance and movement, electronic music and live visual art installation.

Fractured explores the notions of the cracks within the human being, and the broken being more beautiful than the complete. With beautiful acoustic stylings from Essie Thomas, an enticing dance performance from Alikeen Killer, alluring DJ performance from Alkemia and Orthentix and the Fractured live performance, encompassing contemporary dance, live visionary painting and electronic music from the Fractured album, this is going to be an amazing night. Door prizes on the night include a Fractured album and Fractured bandana.

Come down, grab a meal and bring the kids for a great night of amazing local female talent at Billinudgel Hotel this Saturday 5–11.30pm.

Birds of Tokyo

Fresh from winning their fourth APRA award for Best Rock Work, and having recently toured Australia’s regional centres with their sold-out Harlequins tour, Birds of Tokyo have just announced a handful of shows in southeast Queensland and northern NSW.

Dark, dystopian heavy synth-rock sounds plus a swag of signature anthems is exactly what regional fans can expect when Birds of Tokyo play the Hotel Great Northern on Sunday 28 May.

Grammy-nom singer at the Northern


Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Adams will hit Australia and NZ on his biggest Australian headline shows to date in May. Adams will also perform an exclusive, intimate headline show in Byron Bay at The Northern Hotel on Wednesday. Don’t miss the chance to see Adams up close and personal in this intimate setting.

Adams’s latest album Prisoner is being hailed as one of the best of his career to date.

Champion Sound


Established in Brisbane in 2007, Champion Sound strike the perfect balance between being a forward-thinking community organisation and a truly authentic heavyweight reggae sound system. Promoting justice, positivity, love and unity, Champion Sound aim to provide a platform for not just the marginalised, but to give the whole community a voice – a very LOUD voice.

They are still Queensland’s only custom-built sound, and one of a steadily growing handful in Australia. Specialising in reggae, the wholesome and uplifting vibes at any of their sessions are nicely peppered with dancehall and jungle. And it is not only about the chest-thumping basslines, heart-warming mids and shimmering tops.

With their strong focus on community, Champion Sound have assisted youths around the country, from NSW to Cape York, employing local workers, running workshops, programs and events that assist to uplift the marginalised. Champion Sound aim to put into practice what the message of the music that they play – unity in the community. You can clearly hear and feel this any time you catch them in session! Join the family for uplifting forward-thinking music. Authentic Caribbean food will be served.

Saturday at Durrumbul Hall at 6pm. $20 on the door.

Splendour Relief

In the wake of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the resulting devastation across the northern rivers region of NSW, Splendour in the Grass auctioned off 50 Flood Relief Gold Passes across four days, with net proceeds raised to be donated to the communities that lost so much.

The results are in, and Splendour in the Grass is thrilled to announce that $69,067.25 raised will be distributed across the Tweed Mayor’s Appeal Fund, Lismore City Council Flood Appeal and the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc in the Byron Shire. Those lucky auction winners will be attending Splendour in the Grass 2017, Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July at the North Byron Parklands. To check what is in store, go to splendourinthegrass.com.

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