Magpie Diaries debut Sanctuary at the Brewery
Byron Brewery | Thursday 7pm | FREE
Alluding to an era of more simplistic notions, Magpie Diaries take flight into an abundant musical sanctuary with their 11-track debut album release. To celebrate their debut, Magpie Diaries are heading out on an extensive tour, along the way crossing paths with some close friends: Steve Smyth, Masco Sound System, and Coda Chroma, to name but a few.
Sanctuary delivers Magpie’s story via smooth soul country, with subtle flourishes of psychedelic rock’n’roll attributed to great acts such as Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and Van Morrison, alongside modern artists like Cat Power and My Morning Jacket.
Sanctuary is a journey through the past and into the future, where one can still roam with wild exuberance, where the desire to perform is matched with the desire to escape and unravel inside the music.
Sanctuary is Magpie’s happy place – make it yours too! At the Byron Brewery on Thursday at 7pm.
Hotel Great Northern | Saturday 9pm | $18.90
The Chats are nursing serious hangovers, having just wrapped up an Australian tour with Queens of the Stoneage, and their very first SOLD-OUT headline tour across the UK and Europe. The boys will be playing a shitload of new songs about pubs, parmas, STDs, and being unreal.
The band has handpicked a bunch of unreal supports for each town, and with limited capacities at most venues these shows are going to be FUCKING WILD! Catch the show at the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday at 9pm.
Tix at oztix.com.au.
Giving Parties with a Conscience the Nudge
Billinudgel Hotel | Sunday 2–9.45pm | $25
The good people of Nudge Nudge Wink Wink are at it again – in fact it’s their third birthday this Sunday so come and dance it up and at the same time raise money for Future Dreamers – a safe, uplifting and interactive space for girls and women alike to come and be themselves, try out new things, build confidence, be supported and have a fabulous time in the process. This Sunday’s Nudge features DJs Norm de Plume, Stephen Allkins, Dale Stephen, and Lord Sut. Lighting by Tim Wild. Sound by North Coast Events. Glitter art and beauty with Creatrix Body Art.
Tickets at cunningstunts.com.au.
Beer Garden of Eden
Billinudgel Hotel | Saturday 6.30pm | $15
This summertime don’t miss The Beer Garden of Eden, a live music burlesque show starring Brisbane’s singing dancing sensation Bertie Page as a very seductive Eve. The ever-versatile Bertie will also be cast as Eugene Delecroix’s Liberty, Batman, and Catwoman. Bertie will be joined onstage by The Buffalo Gals, a chorus line of can-can dancers that she created just for the music of Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups. The Buffalo Gals dance the can-can, old time, rock’n’roll, and bump and grind. The show is colourful, artistic, and sexy but most of all it’s lots of fun.
Tix at the door.