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Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 26, July 2017

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Coco Republic


If you’re already in the Coco Family you know it’s Byron Bay’s biggest and best dance party. With pumping house music in the Rave Cave and funky house and disco on the Al Fresco stage all night long, this is a party not to be missed.

If you are yet to experience it and keep hearing how great it is over and over again, this Saturday is your time!

Kicking off the music will be local folk artist Nick Cunningham from 1pm. Nick’s voice and beautifully written songs tell stories of his past and dreams to come. After Nick the tropical dance vibes begin on the Al Fresco stage followed by dirty dance beats in the rave cave from 8pm.

The full DJ lineup features Al Royale, Lippo, Mr Ha! Yes, Hott Rob, Ben Popp, Sammond, Anton Leaf, Palangi Phil plus special guests. Coco Republic Fstvl 3 kicks off at 1pm on Saturday at the Byron Bay Brewery. Presale tickets are $10 or it’s $15 on the door.

No hassle at Mullum Music Festival!


Ten years ago the first Mullum Music Festival pioneered a very different type of music event. No gates. No big headlines. No VIP areas. Basically a ‘no hassle’ festival. A festival where artists and performers mingled, where shows are held in halls, clubs and pubs rather than tents, and instead of driving hours to park in a field and trudge onto site, patrons became enmeshed in the spirit of a vibrant village. It worked.

Mullum Music Festival is about the experience. Everyone knows that. It’s all about the people. All of the people. Everyday people!

This year the Festival tips its hat to the lineup ten years on by including many of the artists who were on the first bill. It’s a festival homecoming with patrons Suzannah Espie, Mama Kin and Harry James Angus all returning to perform along with Tinpan Orange, JoJo Smith, Liz Stringer, Hussy Hicks, Oka and a swag of acts everyone has grown to love.

In the decade since the festival’s inception Mullum has developed a reputation for booking new acts. Many of these acts have gone on to play bigger stages all over the world. Such as NZ artist Marlon Williams, who has been selling out shows throughout the US, UK and Europe and returns for this year’s program with his beloved Yarra Benders.

With big headlines such as Jon Cleary, the funkiest of the funkiest (I mean he’s from Funky Town – New Orleans), bringing his Absolute Gentlemen, a four-piece riot of gospel harmonies and foundation-rocking grooves.

Perhaps nothing typifies the unconventional joy of the program more than All Our Exes Live in Texas. A festival favourite, these four songwriters with four unique voices return to deliver their four-part indie slice of folk heaven.

Canadian singer/songwriter Frazey Ford brings her smooth, opulent and electric voice to our 10th Mullum Music Festival; Mama Kin Spender feeds the soul when she delivers heart-stopping ballads and percussive beats, this time around in collaboration with Melbourne musician Spender. From tender to brooding, they skip from dark to light, presenting a bewitching collision of alchemy, harmony and percussive wizardry.

Tinpan Orange is one of Australia’s most revered lo-fi folk trios. Led by the unmistakable voice of Emily Lubitz alongside her brother guitarist Jesse Lubitz and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Alex Burkoy.

Canada’s unique Lindi Ortega will be putting her innate Nashville-esque country music instincts on the line with some serious guitar-playing chops. For those who come to the Mullum Music Festival in search of the next breaking act, one could be well advised to check out The Teskey Brothers.

Mullum Music Festival 16–19 November in the streets, cafes and halls of your town.

To find out more about the lineup and to buy tickets go to mullummusicfestival.com.

Music in Paradise

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Folk roots and blues songstress Essie Thomas will open the night with her enigmatic and enlightening words and wisdom. Kiwi producer and beat-maker Kakhandwill be joined by French-born MC Baptiste to close out the night with a set of bass-heavy dub electro. All this will be served up with a delicious in-house grown and prepared meal and hot cups of delicious chai from 6pm for a 6.30pm show start. BYO wine and other drinks. Only $30 for dinner and show and $20 for tea and show. Coorabell hinterland location. Tickets are on sale and details via www.paradiseone.com.au or visit facebook.com/jessemorrisband for more details. 6.30pm–late. $30 dinner/show $20 tea/show.

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