GALLERY: HEAT 3 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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Well… Heat 3, Passport To Airlie 2017 would have to go down as the loudest heat in the Newcastle comps history with a rocking wall of sound from punksters viAgro, The Grounds and rockers WYSPER, giving the grand old Stag a good shake with three red hot sets. Some decibel relief came to our ringing ears with Sid Berry closing …

GALLERY: BAGHEAD WITH DAVE WELLS @ THE STAG & HUNTER HOTEL – SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH

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It’s always a magical night of live music when the crew from Dashville make the trip down from the Hunter Valley to The Stag and last night was no exception, with Dashville‘s own BAGHEAD hitting the stage with special guest Maitland singer/songwriter Dave Wells. This our gallery from what was another sensational night of original live music at The Stag! Dashville has a massive weekend …

GALLERY: HEAT 2 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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Heat 2 of Passport To Airlie went down last Sunday with The Autumn Hearts, The Reo Fenders, Big On Tangents,  Elises Vendetta and Diplazar taking to The Stag & Hunter Hotel’s stage for five hot sets, with a big Sunday crowd enjoying a rocking afternoon of local original live music. Man, we said last week that heat 1 set the bar high, well heat 2 has pushed that …

GALLERY: ‘LOUD LOVE’ @ THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE – THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH 2017

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‘LOUD LOVE’ was Organised by local musician Justin Ngariki and Music promoter Marcus Wright, celebrating the music of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden/Audioslave), Layne Staley (Alice In Chains/Mad Season), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver) & Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). LOUD LOVE‘s mission is to raise, suicide and depression awareness in our community, breaking down the stigma about talking about mental health in our society, “It’s about raising …

GALLERY: PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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Passport to Airlie – Newcastle kicked off last Sunday, August 13th at The Stag & Hunter Hotel. This was the first heat of Passport to Airlie 2017 with five sensational local bands and artists taking to the Stag’s stage for a super tight heat with a big crowd of punters there supporting them all. A big congratulations to Newcastle Duo, …

LIVE GALLERY: GEOFF ACHISON AND THE JUSTIN YAP BAND @ THE STAG – SATURDAY. JULY 22ND 2017

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Geoff Achison and The Justin Yap Band‘s  ‘Another Mile Another Love’ tour hit Newcastle’s, Stag & Hunter Hotel last night for a damn fine night of Blues. Two award wining Blues Men, Geoff Achison and Justin Yap, just slick as on guitar, with Justin’s air tight band (Ollie Rolfe – Keys, Ben Wicks – Bass Guitar and Cameron Smith – Drums) backing it all up superbly, then add Nardia Brancatisano’s …

LIVE GALLERY: MIDNIGHT MOVERS W/- NICHOLAS CONNORS & THE LORDS OF LEISURE @ THE STAG – FRIDAY, JULY 21ST 2017

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The Stag & Hunter Hotel rocked to the sounds of two killer local bands last night, with two set of solid Blues/Rock from headliners the fabulous Midnight Movers (Adam Osmanovic – Vocals/Guitar, Pete Farrell – Bass/Vocals, Tom Dawson – Drums) and special guest Len Biglin on Harp. An artist on the rise, Nicholas Connors opened the night with a cracking set that blew the crew …

GALLERY: LIZOTTE’S LIVE AND LOCAL WITH BEN LEECE, TORI FORSYTH AND CARL THE BARTENDER – WEDNESDAY JULY 19TH

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Our gallery from Lizotte’s ‘Live and Local’ last night, man we’ve still got goose bumps from this one. An amazing night of live music from three superb singer songwriters. with Carl The Bartender, Tori Forsyth, and Ben Leece lighting up the stage at this gem of a venue! You can find out more about: Carl The Bartender at www.facbook.com/carlthebartender Tori Forsyth at …

GALLERY: THE DELTA LIONS ‘LAST HURRAH’ @ THE STAG & HUNTER – FRIDAY, JULY 14TH

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Our gallery from The Delta Lions; (Ben Leece – Guitar/Vocals, Michael Ferfoglia – Guitar/Vocals, Mat Taylor – Drums/Vocals, Ryan Wilson – Bass), playing their final gig, their ‘Last Hurrah’ at The Stag to a packed house last night with good mates Leadfinger opening the night with a rocking set. The Delta Lions blew the house away last night and we can only hope …

LIVE GALLERY: OWEN CAMPBELL @ THE STAG – SUNDAY, JULY 4TH 2017

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Live Gallery: Aussie Blues/Roots singer-songwriter, Owen Campbell ‘  is touring the East Coast to celebrate the recent release of his third studio album ‘Breathing Bullets’ and his new single ‘Rise’. Last Sunday night the tour hit the Stag and Hunter Hotel‘s stage for a red hot set of Roots and Blues that left the Newie crowd wanting more of this talented artist …