Entertainment

What’s on in Newcastle this weekend? April 29 – May 1

18 Apr , 2016  

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What’s on in Newcastle this weekend? Our guide has information about live entertainment, music, festivals, concerts theatre, family friendly activities and events that are happening this weekend around town and across the region.
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Music

REVIEW & GALLERY: RYAN BINGHAM – LIZOTTE’S NEWCASTLE

29 Apr , 2016   Gallery

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We were treated to another exceptional night of live music at Lizzote’s last Saturday night with Los Angeles based, ‘Americana’ singer / song writer Ryan Bingham on stage with band mates, Richard Bowden – fiddle and Daniel Sproul – guitar. More…

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Adeline Pines Announce Debut Album

29 Apr , 2016  

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Alt-country five-piece Adeline Pines have announced details of their upcoming album. Life Of Wires is the first LP from the band, and is set to be released digitally on Friday, May 13. More…

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Music | Review

REVIEW: Melody Pool’s Deep Dark Savage Heart

29 Apr , 2016  

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Melody Pool’s impressive debut album, released three years ago, was forged in the flames of heartbreak. The pain-laced lyrics were those of a young woman not just suffering the loss of someone she loved, but the suffocating sting of betrayal. Cathartic and aching, the album’s centrepiece, ‘Henry’, was a mature and fatalistic distillation of her anger and hurt. But, conversely, The Hurting Scene‘s radiant melodies and arrangements were invariably upbeat, belying the emotional weight within. More…

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Listen Up | Music

INTERVIEW: Dave Gleeson on The Screaming Jets

28 Apr , 2016  

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One of Newcastle’s favourite sons, Dave Gleeson will be in town on Saturday the 28th of May for a show with The Screaming Jets at Belmont 16s. We caught up with Dave last week to chat about touring, the band’s new album and how he handles negativity towards The Jets since their line up change.  More…

Community

INTERVIEW: John Fenton of Lock The Gate

28 Apr , 2016  

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John Fenton is a cattle rancher from the USA. As well as being a major music lover, John has become a leading spokesperson for the effects of unconventional gas. John was in town a few weeks ago to talk about the effects of CSG and tell his story. We caught up with him for a chat, and wanted to ask how musicians who were passionate about the issue could get involved. More…

Music

OPINION: Adrian Buckley talks Triple J promotion

28 Apr , 2016  

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Adrian Buckley is the promoter of the Wollombi Music Festival, Folk In Broke, Wollombi Classic Film Festival, Flicks on The Green & Hunter Hoedown. A recent Facebook post from one of Australia’s leading authorities on local and international music culture, Tone Deaf got Adrian thinking. He submitted the following post… More…

Music

5 times Newy Burger Co got it ‘oh so wrong, but oh so right’

28 Apr , 2016  

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We’re big fans of Newcastle burger institution and winner of our Best Burger Poll, Newy Burger Co. Their endless supply of instagrammed food porn keeps our tummies rumbling and dinner options open. And while we’re all for healthy eating here at Newcastle Live, a little treat every week never hurts. Here’s 5 times Newy Burger Co got it ‘oh so wrong, but oh so right’. More…

Music

GTM STATEMENT: “Groovin the Moo takes the responsibility of patron care seriously”

28 Apr , 2016  

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The Groovin’ The Moo festival organisers have released a statement following last weekend’s event in Maitland. More…

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Newcastle’s Hot Fox pay tribute to Prince for Music on the Spot

27 Apr , 2016   Video

A few weeks ago we told you about Bob Corbett and Peter Bower’s Music On The Spot web series. Well they’ve just posted a video of Newcastle band, Hot Fox paying tribute to Prince with a cover of Raspberry Beret. And it’s pretty awesome.  More…

Music

Dan Sultan’s Purple Rain tribute at Gum Ball 2016

27 Apr , 2016   Video

Dan Sultan ended his brilliant performance with this moving tribute to Prince after his death was announced a day earlier. More…

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The view from the pit: Manion Films’ Groovin The Moo 2016 video

27 Apr , 2016   Video

Check out this awesome video shot by Manion Films of what it looked like to be in the crowd at Groovin The Moo 2016. More…

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Theatre

Micro Theatre 2016 Festival Launch

27 Apr , 2016  

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A group of like-minded creatives got together last year to present a week long festival of short plays with a difference. The festival’s success exceeded their expectations, so they’re doing it all again, and this Thursday at the The Press Book House on Hunter Street, they will announce the first “official” season of Newcastle’s very own, fun and quirky, Micro Theatre Festival. More…

Music

Indonesian hard rock quartet hit the Hunter

27 Apr , 2016  

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Indonesian hard rock quartet, The SIGIT will hit our shores in May for a tour that stops into The Small Ballroom on May 6.  More…

Music

All In A Year Launch New EP

26 Apr , 2016  

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Alternative three-piece All In A Year are gearing up for the launch show of their latest EP. Always Remain is the latest release from the band, a seven-track EP available on CD/Digital that shows the bands natural progression to a more well rounded sound. A darker sound that brings in more influence from Grunge and the current Emo Revival. More…

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Lifestyle

5 reasons to hit up the Sydney Junction Hotel this weekend

26 Apr , 2016  

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There’s no stopping Sydney Junction Hotel’s owners, Clare and Campbell. It seems that every time we turn around there’s something new popping up at the Beaumont Street hotel brining in a new wave of punters. Here’s 5 reasons we think you should check out the Sydney Junction Hotel this weekend. More…

Music

Top 5 Gigs In Newcastle This Week

26 Apr , 2016  

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What a great week for live music in Newcastle. Here’s our pick of the top 5 gigs.  More…

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LIZOTTE’S LIVE & LOCAL: Bofolk Balico, The Lion’s Bride & Clayton Paes

26 Apr , 2016  

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Lizotte’s Live and Local showcase is back again. This week they’ve lined up three of Newcastle’s brightest for a bill that’s got a little something for everyone. Check out this post for a sneaky peak.  More…

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The Bennies to play Newcastle before heading to Nimbin in July

26 Apr , 2016  

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Australia’s favourite stoners, The Bennies are headed back to Newcastle for a show at The Small Ballroom on July 10 as part of a tour presented by Triple J.  More…