Theatre

Vanessa Bates’ Trailer brings dark comedy to the Civic Playhouse

31 May , 2016  

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Trailer, which opens at the Civic Theatre Playhouse on June 8, is a dark comedy written by Newcastle’s very own NSW Premier’s Award-Winning Playwright Vanessa Bates. More…

Music

Top 5 gigs in Newcastle this week

31 May , 2016  

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Don’t sit at home in front of the heater this weekend, get up and get down to some live music hitting stages around town and across the region. Here’s our pick for the top 5 gigs right here. More…

Social

YOUR NEWCASTLE WEEKEND IN PHOTOS: May 28 – 29

30 May , 2016  

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A collection of Instagram photos you uploaded over the weekend in Newcastle! More…

Music

Peter Garrett to play solo show in Newcastle

30 May , 2016  

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Peter Garrett will head to Belmont 16’s on August 12 to perform songs from his first ever solo album “A Version of Now” with his band The Alter Egos. More…

Comedy | Entertainment

Ethan Andrews Doesn’t Want You To Die Alone

27 May , 2016  

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Are you alone? looking for hot singles in your area? are you all out of swipes on Tinder, or are you a farmer wanting a wife? Ethan Andrews might have the solution for you with his new show Don’t Die Alone. More…

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Music

Introvert Release New Single

26 May , 2016  

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Local four-piece Introvert have released a new single and video from their soon-to-be-released EP. ‘Is It Too Late’ is the first taste from a quickly maturing band that is blending elements from a myriad of heavy genres. Newcastle Live had a quick Q&A with guitarist Mitch Raschke ahead of their massive show supporting Basement at The Cambridge Hotel. More…

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Lifestyle

Guide to a great weekend in Newcastle

26 May , 2016  

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Newcastle is home to some of Australia’s best music, cultural, and sporting venues, and if you are planning to visit, there is plenty to do. Here is a rough guide to some of the events you could attend in June. More…

Music

Jen Buxton’s Residency

25 May , 2016  

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Sometimes it feels like Newcastle is so full of talent that it’s impossible to cover it all. Nearly every weekend there are more gigs than you can poke a stick at, and some unfortunately slip through the cracks. But if the gig gods are shining down to you, and you notice that it’s the last Sunday of the month and you have nothing to do. There’s no better place to be than The Hamilton Staiton Hotel as Jen Buxton performs as part of a long-standing residency. More…

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Lifestyle

Civic Digest to host Tempus Two Wine Tasting

25 May , 2016  

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Tempus Two winemaker Andrew Duff is headed to the Civic Digest in Wheeler Place on June 2, to showcase a wines from Tempus Two’s collection. And you’re invited. More…

Music

GALLERY: SAHARA BECK – LIZOTTE’S, NEWCASTLE

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Sahara Beck’s ‘Panacea’ tour rolled into Newcastle last Saturday night at Lizotte’s. Man what a show, looks can be deceiving within her tiny frame and those doe eyes you just don’t expect the huge stage presence that Sahara commands. Theatrical, honest and engaging on stage, Sahara had the audience in the palm of her hand right from the get go. More…

Listen Up | Music

INTERVIEW: Craig from The Bennies on their Newcastle show, Australian tours & Mr Crackles

24 May , 2016  

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One of the hardest working bands in Australia, The Bennies will be in Newcastle on July 10 as part of their 27 date regional tour of Australia for a show at The Small Ballroom. We caught up with Craig from the band to chat about what constitutes an “Australian Tour”, his love of Mr Crackles and tour support, Melbourne band Clowns.
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Music

REVIEW: Melody Pool & William Crighton live at 5 Sawyers

24 May , 2016  

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In its first night as an intimate ticketed music venue, 5 Sawyers passes the audition. Though, to be fair, you could host a line-up featuring Hunter music stars Melody Pool and William Crighton in a shipping container and they’d make it feel like the Ryman. More…

Music

Sweden’s Raised Fist are headed to Newcastle

24 May , 2016  

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Swedish hardcore band, Raised Fist are headed to Newcastle as part of their Australian tour, for a show at The Cambridge Hotel. More…

Music

Get up offa that thing and head down to The Maryville!

24 May , 2016  

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Each month Newcastle selectors DJ Tone & Dan Phelan dig deep in their record boxes to bring you the best selection of funk and soul for the Sunday Soul Sessions. More…

Music

National Campus DJ Comp Final

24 May , 2016  

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Twenty one of the best DJs from around town have been battling it out over the last 5 weeks at the Bar on the Hill as part of the National Campus DJ Comp. And for good reason too, the winner of the comp will secure a paid performance at UON Autonomy Day and a Media Promotion Pack and mentoring sponsored by Launch Agency. Plus they head off to the State Final to compete against the finest student DJs in NSW. The final of the comp is happening this Friday, May 27 at 7pm at the Bar on the Hill! More…

Music

Boots Porter Takes Us Through His Live EP

24 May , 2016  

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Local singer/songwriter Boots Porter released his EP 15-21 on Friday May 20. As the title suggests, the EP is a collection of songs written by Porter from ages 15 to 21. Recorded live using an 8-track recorder, the EP showcases exactly what makes Porter such an engaging performer; intimate and honest songwriting, delicate guitar work, and a voice that can send shivers down your spine. More…

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Music

Top 5 gigs in Newcastle this week

24 May , 2016  

Top 5

This week’s top 5 list features the best of the local crop. From industry legends to those firmly stamping their mark on the local scene. Get out and enjoy some live music this week! More…

Community

The Newcastle Unity in Diversity Festival 2016

24 May , 2016  

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On Sunday 5th June Newcastle will celebrate the diversity of our city and the wonderful benefits it brings. The Newcastle Unity in Diversity Festival is inviting all Novocastrians to share and learn about cultures for an early start to the national Refugee Week celebrations. More…