PUNKFiSH ‘IF ITS ROCKIN’ EP LAUNCH @ THE WICKO – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

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Newcastle Surf Rockers PUNKFISH with special guest Ian “Pappy” Papworth, will be launching their brand new EP “If It’s Rockin’ at The Wickham Park Hotel this Wednesday, October 25th. Bored after years of bending songs and minds with classic cover mash-ups, PUNKFiSH is getting off the goat boat and heading for the green room. Roughly translated: no more cover versions, lots more original …

THE VENOM LIPS TO DEBUT NEW EP AT AIRLIE BEACH

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Newcastle alt-rock outfit The Venom Lips (formerly known as In Motion), has been making big waves in the music scene since forming in early 2014 and are now set out to debut their new EP at the Airlie Beach Festival Of Music on November 11th, 2017. The self-titled EP comes as the second release for the young band following the …

FRANK SULTANA AND THE SINISTER KIDS @ THE WICKO – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

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Sydney indie bluesman, Frank Sultana and his band, The Sinister Kids will be bringing his ‘SLOW FINGERS RIDES AGAIN’ East Coast tour to Newcastle’s Wickham Park hotel, this Saturday, October 21st for a night of dirty Delta Blues. Celebrating the release of their cracking new single, ‘Walk Away’, Frank Sultana and the Sinister Kids are taking their rock n roll blues …

GALLERY: PASSPORT TO AIRLIE SEMI-FINALS 2017 @ THE STAG

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Our gallery of all the action from Semifinals 1 and 2, Passport To Airlie (Newcastle) 2017 at The Stag and Hunter Hotel. 10 great bands and 10 super hot sets at Newcastle’s home of original live music, including Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Boneman, viAgro,  WYSPER, Diplazar, The Reo Fenders, Jackson and Arcades and Lions. Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Diplazar and viAgro will be hitting The Stag stage for the finals this …

GALLERY: HEAT 4 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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The last of the Heats for Passport To Airlie 2017 went down last Sunday, with the big fathers day crowd enjoying plenty of cool live music from five sensational local bands. On stage for the final heat of the comp. before the finals series kicks off, were Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Slide Milligan and Stone Sun. Congratulations to heat 4 winners Thomas Macokatic, The …

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 …

THE STAG KICKS OFF SPRING WITH A BIG WEEKEND OF LIVE MUSIC

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Newcastle’s home of original live music, The Stag & Hunter Hotel welcomes Spring 2017 with a red hot weekend of live music! Friday, September 1st – Will see Brisbane’s heavy hitters The Royal Artillery hit The Stag’s stage, a high-energy rock duo bringing a big sound to the table with deeply authentic Blues guitar bolstered by heavy grooves reminiscent of 90’s riff …

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, …

MARK OLSON @ THE NORTHERN STAR – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

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Mark Olson, a founding member of legendary American, Alternative Country/Rock band  The Jayhawks, will be touring Australia this September. Mark is touring to celebrating the upcoming release of his latest solo offering ‘Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun’,  with his wife and musical partner Ingunn Ringvold. With an intimate night of live music right here in Newcastle at The Northern Star, Hamilton, on Saturday, …