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Live Music Roundup: Thursday 16 November, 2017

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Mo Morning Mo Evening

As the sun rises over Lennox Head this Saturday morning you may feel as though you have been shot back in time or you are on set for a new season of Puberty Blues! Guys and Girls will be sporting fluoro wetsuits, flares, afros and of course big thick moustaches!

It is the inaugural Morning of the Mo surfing competition. The competition is a grassroots event with all entrants required to ride a pre-1980s surfboard, grow or draw on a MO and rock an outfit relevant to the 70s. All proceeds of the event are donated to the Movember Foundation and invested in programs focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health.

After the day of competition, the festivities continue at the Byron Bay Brewery from 7pm. There will be live music from surf/punk group Bleach Girls, psychedelic rockers Wallflower Meadows, as well as beats from DJ Eddie and Daddy Cool. There is a gold-coin donation on entry as well as a karma keg with all proceeds going to the charity!

So grow a Mo, dress to impress in your best 60s and 70s gear and join the crew at the Brewery for a fun night raising money for this great cause.

Out of Range Play Mullum

Out of Range are this year’s winners of the Play Mullum Songwriting Competition. This year’s theme was ‘celebration’ and the group nailed it with their song Do What You Do, which they recorded recently for their first EP. Described as a genre-fluid music style, the band are influenced by swing, balkan, boogie boogie, pirate and cabaret styles, all tied together in an upbeat joyous package.

‘We aim to bring fun and joy to our music, even if we are singing about serious subject matters, so when we saw the criteria for this year’s contest was ‘celebration’, it seemed perfect for us,’ says Tirza Abb, vocalist and guitarist. ‘As a local band,’ she says, ‘it’s even more exciting that we competed nationally and won and now we get to be part of the festival. We are ready to come down from the hills and partake in some serious swaying, swaggering, swinging and swooning, so come and join us at the Bowlo on Saturday 1.15–1.45pm!’

Love your Wolfmother 

Aussie rockers Wolfmother deliver an unexpected free show at the Beach Hotel Friday 24 November.

For the best in hard rock, stoner rock and psychedelic rock, come and check out the band who have been compared to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabath and AC//DC. Free show!

Food Court at the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday
Food Court at the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday

See you in Food Court

After their national tour supporting Tired Lion, Sydney’s garage punk outfit Food Court are headlining venues around the country this November. The band kicked off 2017 with performances at SxSW which landed them in DIY magazine’s Best Things We Saw At SxSW list. Their new album Good Luck features their latest single I’ve Been Wrong, which taps into the lyrical themes of the album: mistakes, loss and learning, and was recently added to FBI.

Food Court’s long-awaited debut long-player Good Luck was recorded with the esteemed John Castle at the legendary Shed Studios (You Am I, Vance Joy, The Bamboos, Jack River). The 11 tracks were recorded in a week and the result is a classic debut, a scrapbook of stories delivered through melody-driven garage punk.

Hotel Great Northern on Saturday.

Lisa Hunt raising money for African LEAF at the Byron Golf Club on Sunday 26 November
Lisa Hunt raising money for African LEAF at the Byron Golf Club on Sunday 26 November

Lisa for l.e.a.f.

Top local and international artist Lisa Hunt will once again play at a special African (l.e.a.f.) dance party event at Byron Bay Golf Club on Sunday 26 November.
Lisa visited the African l.e.a.f. kids at the Rudolf Steiner Farm School in Nairobi during a visit to Kenya in 2013 and has been keen to do something to help raise funds for them ever since. This will be the second time Lisa has performed for l.e.a.f.; the last time was in October 2015 when she performed in celebration of l.e.a.f.’s 10th anniversary.
Tickets are $25 each (available only at the door on the day). All ticket-sale proceeds will go to African l.e.a.f. The show will start at 6 pm

This Way North 

A sharp guitar hook that leads into a psych-rock world that meets a tantalising and powerful ending, with lo-fi drumming and crunchy psych guitar. Make It Work, the newest single from This Way North, is a song that explores the drive, sweat, tears and hard work that goes into making a passion project come to life, whether that be music, art, sport or business.

The band put their experiences of being independent creatives into this single, which was recorded in Toronto, Canada, (where the pair met) with producer Derek Downham (Eagles of Death Metal, Broken Social Scene). Witnessing firsthand the compelling drive, determination and often thankless hard work that goes into being an independent worker in any field they were inspired to try to capture the optimism and strong mindset that people carry with them through the ups and downs that come and go. This Way North are Cat Leahy and Leisha Jungalwalla, a guitar-and-drum two-piece with a deceptive and powerful full band sound, at home onstage whether that be at a festival or a dive bar. The alt-pop/rock duo continue to blow perceptions and expectations out of the water with their honest songs about everyday life paired with a colourful and powerful stage show. This Way North switch between tight guitar licks and lush sexy slide-guitar tones. Live guitar looping and bombastic, mesmerising drumming with exciting show-WOMAN-ship. Wednesday at the Rails.

It’s Probably Them

Another year has nearly passed. It’s time to let your hair down, jazz up and let us do the rest. Come join the Marine Rescue Fundraiser on Saturday 25 November at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 6.30pm for a yummy 3-course meal and entertainment from It’s Probably Us featuring Michael Pelmore, John Bushelle, Martin Muller and Derek Armistead.$45 per ticket. All proceeds to Marine Rescue Brunswick Heads independent not-for-profit organisation for their training building in Brunswick Heads.Contact Marine Rescue Unit manager Andrea Danvers on 6684 2222 [email protected], or the event coordinator Karen Beaumont [email protected]mail.com for tickets or more details.

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