Mullumbimby Ex-Services | Friday 20 December
Following on from a mammoth 2019, Tijuana Cartel is heading to Mullum in their warm up to 2020.
Having spent the last decade mixing influences that haven’t been fused in the past, their penchant is for middle eastern scales, beats that get a floor moving, and a general psychedelic approach in song structure and ethos. Not married to one genre or another, they happily change direction in search of new flavours and inspiration whenever the moment takes them there.
They play the Mullumbimby Ex-Services on Friday 20 December.
The Hotel Great Northern | Friday | 9pm |
To cap off another great year for the Cog, they are jumping in the troopy o
e more time to hit the road for three quick shows. Supported by Redhook, The Hotel Great Northern is one of the lucky trio to host a Cog show before the 2020 rush begins.
Catch them on Friday, from 9pm in The Backroom.
Kingscliff Beach Hotel | Sunday 29 December | $35.65
Melbourne based indie rockers British India will play a show at the Kingscliff Hotel on Sunday 29 December as part of their Countdown to New Year tour. The show will be an afternoon twilight session with doors open at 3pm, and support from Brisbane band Dopamine.
Over the course of their impressive career, British India have released six albums and earned four Top 10 ARIA albums, eight entries into the Hottest 100, and their classic single I Can Make You Love Me is accredited Gold in Australia, and is soon to be accredited with Platinum status.
On the upcoming tour, the boys will be armed with tracks from their entire discography, particularly boasting those from their bulging back-catalogue of Australian live favourites – think Hottest 100 tracks.
Be sure to catch the legendary Melbourne rockers doing what they do best, on Sunday 29 at the Kingscliff Beach Hotel.
Tickets from www.britishindia.oztix.com.au
Byron Bay Brewery | Saturday | 7pm
Dr Denim is having one last run of celebrations before seeing the new year out, and as part of the summer series electro-soul duo, Boo Seeka, will meld their pulsating synth sounds with sultry, sweet vocals to create a vibe as smooth as hot fudge chocolate on a soft serve.
Get your serve at the Byron Bay Brewery this Saturday from 7pm.
Two nights of bushfire fundraising
Beach Hotel | Wednesday 8 Jan and Thursday 9 Jan | $49 for a single night or $89 for two nights
The Beach Hotel will deliver two huge serves of awesome on Wednesday 8 Jan and Thursday 9 Jan, raising funds for RFS NSW Northern Rivers and Far North Coast brigades by donating proceeds from all ticket sales.
The event will feature Bernard Fanning and Ian Haug, Wolfmother, T’N’T, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins & The Loose Rubber Band, ARC (members of Spiderbait/You Am I/Jet/Even), Jackson Carroll, Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups (feat. The Buffalo Gals) and Monica Frances. There will be an online auction (open until Jan 14) with goods donated by Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, Ben Quilty, Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning, Powderfinger, Pat Rafter, Spell & The Gypsy Collective, Stone&Wood and more via makeitrain2020.com.au
Eagle Eye Jones
Hotel Great Northern | Saturday | 8pm
Eagle Eye Jones return to Byron to play a free show at The Northern to launch their latest single Can’t Sleep. After packing out The Backroom in August for the launch of their debut EP, and coming off the back of an east coast tour supporting CLEWS, and playing support slots for Lime Cordiale and Ocean Alley, EEJ are set to make you groove. This is one show you do not want to miss!
Can’t Sleep is a testament to the growth of the band and their rapidly evolving sound as they rocket toward their 2020 debut album release.
With supports from Flying Machine Aus, and Sophie Ozard, see them from 8pm on Saturday at The Northern.
Beach Hotel | Friday | 8pm
North Coast cosmic conduits Babe Rainbow are overjoyed to present their latest peace offering, Today. Their third album in as many years, Today catches Babe Rainbow at their laconic, luminous peak, curiously exploring their place in sonic space while permaculturally rooted here on planet Earth, to drifting, dazzling effect.
Today is a positive rumination on the present, and a gauntlet of good times. A sermon of daydreams and poesie, fantasy and found phrases that endlessly echo with repeat listens, Babe Rainbow’s lilting, charming eco-pop is out of time just enough to feel totally on time.
Today is the day. Today is YOUR day, on Friday from 8pm at the Beach Hotel.