**CANCELED** Anthony Lee bring his alter ego Carlos Hopontopofus to the Kavon

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Carlos Hopontopofus

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELED. Local singer songwriter, Anthony Lee will bring his much loved alter ego, Carlos Hopontopofus to the Kavon theatre restaurant in Hamilton this Thursday night (July 2) for a night of side splitting laughter and cringe inducing audience participation. SHARE THIS

Your guide to the 2015 Hunter Valley Air Show

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The skies above Maitland will be buzzing this weekend with the sound of the 2015 Hunter Valley Air Show. The event which will be held at Maitland Airport in Rutherford on the 4th and 5th of July promises to be…. We’ve got all the information you need to make the most of the event right here in our guide to the 2015 Hunter Valley Air Show. SHARE THIS

INTERVIEW: Eddie Skiba plays The Lass on July 10

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Eddie Skiba has earned himself a stellar reputation as a songwriter and live performer playing with his talented five piece band infusing natural convivial chemistry with fine musicianship. He’ll be showcasing tracks from his new release, Blend On The Border on July 10 at Newcastle’s Las O’Gowrie.  SHARE THIS

The Drones are coming

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In 2005 a little known band from Melbourne VIC released what was to become one of the most critically acclaimed, celebrated and talked about Australian albums of modern times, “Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By”. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of it’s release the drones will play a special show at Newcastle’s Small Ballroom on Friday the 28th of August. SHARE THIS

A great line up of gigs at the Stag in July

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July sees Mayfield’s Stag & Hunter Hotel present another killer line up of gigs in their front bar. From the cream of the local crop to national touring artists, month after month these guys deliver and this month is no different. SHARE THIS

Vacy Blues & Roots Festival acoustic sessions grand finial

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The grand final of the Vacy Blues & Roots Festival acoustic sessions was held at the Farmer’s Hotel in Vacy on Sunday. Our very own, Dan Beazley was asked to sit on the judging panel for the event that would see the winner take a spot on the main stage of the festival, on October 17. Here’s his report… SHARE THIS

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5 Newcastle venues we wish we still had

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Newcastle was once famous for its thriving night life and especially its live music scene. Though things are very different now, here’s 5 venues we wish were still here… SHARE THIS

The National Campus Band Comp is back

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The Australian Association of Campus Activities’ National Campus Band Comp (NCBC) gives local artists the chance to rock the stage at Bar on the Hill and be part of the largest live band competition in the southern hemisphere. This year, Newcastle Live is one of the major sponsors of the event.  SHARE THIS