Older and Golden
Mullumbimby Ex Services Club | Thursday 31 Jan | 6.30pm | $2.50-15
Miss Amber and Stukulele are back in 2019 with traditional January special guests Ash Bell and Sara Tindley. The theme is an eclectic bag: Golden Oldies… any song recorded before 1999. Bring your uke and happy face.
Visit www.ukemullum.com for songbooks and more info. See you Thursday at 6.30pm at Club Mullum.
A Map for Music
Byron Brewery | Friday 1 Feb | 7pm | FREE
Steeped in conscious lyrics, thoughtful grooves and an energy that is simply captivating, blending and bending reggae, folk, and world music into a unique fusion, Mapstone are a five-piece powerhouse band.
Combining voice, didgeridoo, bass, percussion, guitar, and Hammond organ, Mapstone infuse the dancefloor with an uplifting and enticing sound. The lyrics and music are powerful and take the listeners and dancers on a deep journey: some say transformative; some say awakening.
Their music is from the heart, for the heart, and of the heart.
Mapstone have been travelling the world for the last three years and sharing stages with the likes of Nahko and MFTP, Dustin Thomas, OKA, The Beautiful Girls, and Murray Kyle.
Returning home to begin their Australian tour into the new year, Mapstone will be releasing a double A-side, Tribal Nation, which was recorded with Sunny Coast legends OJ Newcomb and Paulie B at Yama-Nui Studios.
Mapstone at the Byron Brewery with with Yoyo Tuki and Ladi Abundance.
Hotel Great Northern | Friday 1 Feb | 9pm | FREE
This summer two of Sydney’s most exciting live up-and-comers pack into a Kia Carnival of carnage to take on the Pacific and the Hume. Covering more miles than Scomo’s promo bus, Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents and 100 will be running up and down the east coast, giving the people what they really want – a split 7” of two of their fave tracks along with a splitting headache the morning after.
The past 12 months saw both bands rise to the top of the pops, quickly gaining a reputation for loud, raucous shows and stealing the spotlight at King St Crawl and the Psyched As 1000.
Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents, 100 & Kimono Drag Queens play The Northern.
Punk & Psych and the Locals
Byron Brewery | Friday 1 & Saturday 2 Feb | 8pm | FREE
Howl & Moan Records and Bolt Records are joining forces to present the best independent and alternative local bands at the Byron Bay Brewery on Friday and Saturday.
Friday night from 8pm is punk and psych rock in the band room featuring Dicklord, The Lonesomes, Perve Endings, Cassowarys, and Float Therapy.
Saturday is the Night of the She-Wolf from 6pm on the Garden stage where we will be celebrating female-fronted bands and performers.
Featuring local acts Nicole Brophy, Moreton, Demi Casha, Tom’s Daughter, Lou May, and Tilka Fosmale.
Both events are free with Wolfman from Howl & Moan Records deejaying on vinyl between bands.
It’s happening this Friday and Saturday night at Byron Bay Brewery.
Americana Traditions at the Brewery
Byron Brewery | Sunday 3 Feb | 2pm | FREE
Fiona Boyes and Gary J Vincent are on their 2019 Tales of the Road tour. Blues artist Fiona Boyes is joined by two-time Grammy nominee Gary J Vincent sharing original songs, exquisite guitar playing, and lots of stories from their experiences of more than a combined 75 years of touring international. Fiona and Gary will have you dancing, laughing, crying, and celebrating the magic of the blues and Americana traditions.
See them at the Byron Brewery, Sunday at 2pm.
Hotel Great Northern | Saturday 2 Feb | 9pm | FREE
The Pinheads return from a multi-member sabbatical with a new single, Not Like You.
A tune about our divergent world of round-the-clock connection resulting in chronic isolation, the mingling pot of personalities, untameable ego, opposing ideologies, conflicting cultural ideals, and a societal anxiety time bomb threatening to blow at any second.
Born out of friendship, bowling, sci-fi movie marathons, and literal brotherhood, The Pinheads formed out of what is now colloquially known as the Leisure Coast, spread out among the northern suburbs of the Illawarra and Wollongong region.
They quickly established themselves as one of the area’s must-see live bands; no mic stand was left unturned, no face left unmelted, no speaker stack was left unclimbed.
Fans don’t leave Pinheads shows with fond memories – they leave with battle scars and folklore tales to last the ages.
Get scarred on Saturday at the Northern.
33rd Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
Billinudgel Hotel | Sunday 3 Feb | 2pm | $25
Raising money for a very worthy cause, the Tweed Palliative Support & Wedgetail Retreat, Nudge Nudge Wink Wink is playing their 33rd outing.
You can to soar into the skies with resident DJs Lord Sut and Dale Stephen, and making her Nudge debut local Eva J, and flying for his Nudge debut representing Superbreak – Kosta Ellis.
Sunday 2pm Billinudgel Hotel. Limited Late Bird tix cunningstunts.com.au.
Eureka Hall | Sunday 10 Feb | 3pm | $30
Support the incredible talent of Áine Tyrrell by attending the Sunday Summer Soiree at the Federal Hall on Sunday 10 Feb with the fundraiser a Few Good Women – with dancing by Delta Kay and the Bunyarra Dancers, comedy by Mandy Nolan, then a conversation between Nolan and Tyrrell, then a fabulous intimate one-hour solo set by the siren of social comment – MS Tyrrell!
This will be a cracker of a show – don’t miss out! Tix at the door or at mandynolan.com.au.