Live Music Roundup: 4 July 2018

You am I at The Brewery

You Am I

Byron Brewery | Sunday 8 July | 7pm | $45

You Am I are without doubt one of Australia’s all-time essential rock’n’roll bands. More than two decades on from their first album release, You Am I have not only had one of the longest and most successful recording careers in Australia but are also without doubt one of our most-loved live bands.

Featuring guitarist and vocalist Tim Rogers along with bandmates Russell Hopkinson on drums, Andy Kent on bass, and (since 1999) Davey Lane on guitar, You Am I have released ten studio albums to date. Their last studio album was the 2015 critically acclaimed Porridge & Hot Sauce.

The band have won a total of ten ARIA Awards including Album of the Year, Best Group, and Best Independent Release. This is proving to be an awesome tour – don’t miss it.


Black rabbit George from Tijuana Cartel

Tijuana Cartel

Hotel Great Northern |Friday 6 July | 9pm | Free

Tijuana Cartel are nationally loved for their east-meets-west, fat, bass-fuelled electronica. A truly unique act that have been mesmerising their ever-growing audience for well over a decade, they continue to set an exceptionally high standard in both live performance and sound production.

From Tijuana Cartel’s special vinyl edition EP Ishtar’s Descent, the second single Sophia is the impetus for their current tour

The Sophia tour kicked off on 28 March and will continue through until August with a huge closing show at iconic venue The Landsdowne in Sydney.

Sophia features Paul George’s signature soul-stirring guitar work, overlaying a stomping four-to-the-floor rhythm with a deep, driving quality. In some ways it’s a strong throwback to the sound that established Tijuana Cartel as a nationally acclaimed electronic act. Their marriage of world flavours and squelchy electronica has since formed a movement all of its own, and this track encapsulates the sound of that movement precisely.

See more here

Flat Bickie at The Brewery

Flat Bickie

Byron Bay Brewery | Friday 6 July | 6pm | Free

Byron Bay native five-piece Flat Bickie bring a smooth blend of fast-paced punk rock, catchy choruses and dirty rock’n’roll. Flat Bickie’s debut single Friends Like These was premiered on JJJ’s Short Fast Loud and marked the beginning of what is to come.

True to their name, the band go Flat Bickie on stage with a set jam packed with riffs and anthems – relevant to life, politics and parties. There’s something for everyone. Your dad will love it!

Flat Bickie are playing at Damaged, also featuring Clowns, Pagan, Masochist, No Parade + more

Spoonbill at The Brewery


Byron Brewery | Thursday 12 July | 7pm | $15-20

Street Level continues to bring you the bass goodness from around the globe. This episode of Street Level brings you one of Australia’s premier electronic music artists, Spoonbill.

Spoonbill is known for his fun, unique and contemporary look at music, rhythm, sound and vibes in general. Spoonbill has travelled the world showcasing his talents in music production, soundscapes, sound installations and moving sculptures. Truly an artist of high regard on a global scale. Spoonbill took the festival scene around the world by storm with his first release Megafuna. This album changed the way people look at music production in Australia and possibly the world. Being witness to such artistic skill was and still is an experience to behold.

More details here.

Curious at the Brewery

Byron Bay Brewery | Saturday July 7 | 6pm | $15-25

A new concept night from the team behind Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, Curious is taking over the outside and indoor spaces of the Byron Bay Brewery.

Curious? We believe you are. Come and experience the new concept night presented by Cunning Stunts, where you can expect the unexpected and experience their version of Cosmic Osmosis. A melting pot of electronic stew, global grooves, dubby disco, and heart-opening house.

Taking you to a higher concentration and feeding nutrients into your souls, DJs will be playing epic sets with live musicians.

The event will feature NZ-born Rhythms In Action aka RIA and Adaja Black, Jed Stone aka The Piano Man with Lord Sut, the founder of Cunning Stunts and co-resident DJ of their epic Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Charity FUNdraising parties, and so much more!

ExPecT tHe UnExPeCtEd. JoY, dIvErSiTy, LoVe & CoMmUnItY = Cosmic Osmosis

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