The Strides with Declan Kelly & The 4’20 Sound
Hotel Great Northern | Friday 29 June, 9pm | $25
Fresh from rocking Bluesfest this year, 9-piece reggae dancehall sensation The Strides return to Byron for a show at the iconic Hotel Great Northern on 29 June with local friends Declan Kelly and The 4’20 Sound. The Strides are a force for reggae music in Australia and worldwide. Fronted by roots man Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian MC LTL GZeus, and Sierra Leonian ragga powerhouse Blaka C, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums under their belt and one set for release in early 2019, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country, and having graced the stage with the likes of Third World, Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop.
Don’t miss this world-class 9-piece in full swing! Bookings www.thenorthern.com.au
Bay FM: The Great 80s Part 3
Bangalow Bowlo | Saturday 9 June
There is nothing quite as much fun as dagging up for a cracking 80s party. What started off as a good idea for Bay FM has evolved into one of the most anticipated fundraising events of the season. The Annual Bay FM Winter Discotheque aka The Great 80s Part 3 is the place to strut your stuff and dance like everyone is watching. Because they are, baby. This epic 5-hour dance party has 10 Disco Shuttles ferrying disco bunnies all over the Shire to the Bangalow Bowlo – transformed in one evening into the greatest disco in town. For shuttle times and pickup points go to www.bayfm.org. 80s fashion is always in your wardrobe or never far away ’cause it’s all about fashion and music. It’s BIG hair, lots of GOLD, leg warmers and plenty of FLUORO. Did I say FLUORO?
All tickets BAY FM during office hours or bayfm.org
Beatle Boys: The Beatles Rock’n’Roll Tour
Ballina RSL | Friday 15 June |8pm | $45
Direct from a record-breaking sold-out national tour with the Australian Symphony Orchestra, the world’s premier ‘Beatles’ band returns to present The Beatles Rock’n’Roll Tour. The famous four tribute band cover all the Beatles Number 1 hits together with iconic rock’n’roll classics performed in one sensational two-hour concert presented by the sensational Beatle Boys.
Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby | Sunday 10 June | 8pm | $10 at the door
Australia’s Got Talent finalist Andy Holm is back from his Asian getaway for one show only, presenting his unique brand of electronic music channelled from the synth gods, along with a few lashings of standup comedy along the way.
He presents his two passions in just one night: world music and standup comedy.
Byron Brewery | Friday 8 June | 8pm | Free
Fluctuating between the beautiful surrounds of Byron Bay and the grungy suburbs of Melbourne’s north, Reilly Fitzalan has been independently developing himself as a singer/songwriter, captivating his audiences with a rare power that bleeds instinctively through his unique vocal ability and songwriting prowess. It’s been about being in the right place at the right time for Fitzalan, who met producer Nikita Miltiadou (Tash Sultana) with the two going on to produce his debut EP Dead Arrows.Go That Way is the first single born from these sessions, with Reilly saying, ‘Go That Way is about the search for truth, the truth we search for within our hearts and within our world, the battle of what we feel is expected of us and what we know to be our reality’.
You can catch Reilly Fitzalan when he drops into Byron Bay Brewery for a free show on Friday with support by Vamasi and Art Pleasley.
Dan Sultan Solo
Brunswick Picture House | Sunday 17 June & Monday 18 June | 6pm | $40
After wowing audiences at WOMADelaide and Bluesfest and already kicking off his solo tour, Dan Sultan will be doing even more intimate shows across Australia. Stripping back to basics – just Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar – he will be playing The Brunswick Picture House. Each intimate, acoustic performance will see Sultan reimagining all his most recent releases. In addition fans will be treated to a handful of classics from his decade-long back catalogue (expect hits from Blackbird, Dirty Ground, Get Out While You Can and Homemade Biscuits).
Sunday 17 June is already sold out and Monday 18 June is going fast. brunswickpicturehouse.com
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Hotel Great Northern | Wednesday 6 June | Tivoli Brisbane | Thursday 7 June
US band The Brian Jonestown Massacre initially introduced Anton to most Australian music fans as the volatile frontman waging battle for supremacy against his peers The Dandy Warhols in the documentary DIG. Anton has since proven that he is more than just the divisive firebrand represented in the cult film. Multiple, successful Australian and international tours, the establishment of his own studio space and his continual, high-quality prolific output show him to be an artist with plenty of relevant things still left to say. He has a unique and passionate view of the music industry, his own art, and indeed modern pop and political culture. The upcoming tour also coincides with a brand-new album Something Else (the band’s 17th full-length studio album).