Rachel Maria Cox Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Debut LP

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Crowdfunding has always been a way for musicians to involve their fans in the creative process, but Emo-Pop artist Rachel Maria Cox is going one step further – giving fans the option to tattoo their skin to raise money for their debut LP. SHARE THIS

INTERVIEW: Moreland & Arbuckle

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American blues band, Moreland & Arbuckle are headed to The Stag & Hunter Hotel on 22 February. We caught up with them via email ahead of the show… SHARE THIS

Newcastle’s Lyn Bowtell cleans up in Tamworth

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On a hot summer night set aside annually to honour the best artists in Australian country music, Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart and Newcastle’s own Lyn Bowtell have walked away with gold at the Toyota Country Music Awards in Tamworth. SHARE THIS

GREASE – THE ARENA EXPERIENCE is coming to Newcastle

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Last year the guys at Harvest Rain Theatre Company brought HAIRSPRAY, THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR to Newcastle with rave reviews from local audiences and critics. In July the company will bring GREASE THE ARENA EXPERIENCE to the entertainment centre and it’s shaping up to be one of the company’s best yet. SINGING IN THE RAIN’s Meghan O’Shea and Drew Weston (Ghost The Musical) take on the iconic roles of star-crossed lovers, Sandy and Danny. And, after taking the nation by storm with her critically acclaimed performance as Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of HAIRSPRAY – THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR, Lauren McKenna will swap the can of hairspray for a Pink Ladies jacket when she takes on the role of Jan in GREASE – THE ARENA EXPERIENCE! Also starring X Factor’s Barry (Southgate) Conrad as Kenickie, Ruby Clark as …

REVIEW: RUFUS at NEX Newcastle

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It’s been a while since I’ve been to a local gig. My job usually has me getting sweaty in mosh pits here there and everywhere, but when I got the chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with the local kids once more, of course I jumped at it. But since it’s been a while, I really forgot what a sold out home town crowd looks like, but… the scene that met my music loving ears and eyes at Nex last night was a pretty stark reminder of exactly what I had been missing. RUFUS, the electronic outfit hailing from South Newy, Aka Sydney, played to a sold out and ever hungry crowd and produced the absolute goods. SHARE THIS

Top 5 Newcastle Acts To Watch in 2017

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RAAVE TAPES A staple of the burgeoning No-Fi Records scene in Newy, the band churn out catchy-as-hell Synth Punk and have built a massive following with gigs that feel more like parties than concerts. The trio opened up local festival ThisxThat last year, and will be appearing at Mountain Sounds very soon. With a new release out on the horizion, Raave Tapes are a band that could explode at any moment. Rachel Maria Cox The non-binary singer/songwriter won over fans across the country with their EP ‘I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings’. With a strong touring ethic and a penchant for catchy choruses, the future looks bright for Rachel Maria Cox. While a debut LP looms on the horizon, Cox is also at the helm of Sad Grrrls Club – a company that promotes gender diversity in the Australian …

PHOTOS: Australia Day in Newcastle

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NEW DRUMMER TRY OUTS DAY #3 A video posted by RAAVE TAPES (@raave_tapes) on Jan 25, 2017 at 10:39pm PST #straya 👍❤🌟😀 A photo posted by Rosies SchoolofRock (@rosiesschoolofrock) on Jan 26, 2017 at 4:08am PST It's time to celebrate cause first it's Australia day and second I'm already here since three months! ❤🇦🇺#australia#australiaday2017#newhome#threemonths#twelveweeks#timefliesbysofast#aupairlife#amazingtimesofar#aussie A photo posted by p a d d y (@_patriciaherzfeldt_) on Jan 26, 2017 at 1:45am PST never a dull moment with this gang 💕🇦🇺 #australiaday2017 #triplejtop100 #flume A photo posted by Maddy Bartho (@maddy_bartho) on Jan 26, 2017 at 1:20am PST Happy Australia 🇦🇺 Day #dogphotography #woof #petphotography #mydogiscutest #australiaday #australia #australiagram #australiaday2017 #newcastle #newcastlephotographers #newcastlensw #sun7 #ig_daily #ig_myshot #igersworldwide #vizsla #vizslasofinstagram #vizslalife #vizslaoftheday #vizsla_feature #vizslacommunity #vizslasofinstagram101 #vizslalove #proudtobeaustralian #ozzi #ozzilife #собака A photo posted by Olga Bell (@olgabellphotography) on Jan 26, 2017 at 1:10am …

MOVIE REVIEW: Lion

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5 year old Saroo (Pawar) becomes hopelessly lost after he is separated from his brother Guddu (Bharate) on a train bound for Calcutta…..thousands of miles and many days from his home in rural India. SHARE THIS