The Edwards Pumps The Good Oil In

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Music News

The Edwards are pumping some of “The Good Oil” in the Newcastle music scene. With the announcement of a new Thursday night will be taking place – curated by The Edwards Shop. Thursday nights are for dipping your toe into the weekend, without getting too carried away, and The Edwards are dedicating it to this cities music loves. Which means national bands about to break it big, amazing local artists killing it at the moment, celebrations of the classic, special guests, and much more. The shows are being hand-selected and curated by The Edwards Shop – a record store and culture shop connected to The Edwards run by Australian music industry veteran Chris Dunny. ‘Dunny’ has been a vital part of this nation’s music scene for over 20 years – co-running the infamous Waterfront Records out of Sydney. Now based …

An open letter to the Potential Novocastrian looking to live the Newy Dream

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Lifestyle

A long time ago, my grandparents built a shack out at Fullerton Cove, out of nowhere, pretty much out of nothing, and made it a home. To me… That’s what being a Novocastrian is all about. Last week I read a piece that, as a Novocastrian, really rubbed me the wrong way. As a journalist I really appreciating writing, and of course opinion, but when it comes to my town, I have to admit, I’m pretty biased. So… Here is an open letter, a guide if you will, for those who are thinking of moving to Newcastle to ‘live the dream’ and call Newy home. SHARE THIS

Your guide to Newcastle’s Japanese Tattoo exhibition, Perseverance

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Entertainment

An exciting photographic exhibition exploring the art of traditional Japanese tattooing is now on show a the Newcastle Museum. This is the first time the installation has been shown in Australia, so we’re going to walk you through all the ground breaking aspects of the exhibition and give you a sneak peak of some of the event’s the museum has planned for us. SHARE THIS

Touche Amore and Turnover announce Newcastle Show

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Music

Los Angeles post-hardcore outfit Touché Amoré have announced an Australian tour, set for this July. The band will be touring in support of their latest album Stage Four. The national tour will be stopping in Newcastle on Thursday, July 6th at The Cambridge Hotel – the only non-capital city show on the tour. Stage Four is the latest album from Touché Amoré, it’s a name that not only recognizes the 4th studio album from the band, but the passing of lead singer Jeremy Bolm’s mother from cancer in 2014. Pitchfork described it as “A harrowing and unrelenting record, Stage Four is a glowing testament to the post-hardcore band’s melodicism, honesty, and unconditional empathy”. Joining Touché Amoré on this tour is a band that could headline Australian shows in their own right. Virginia based rock band Turnover won over audiences around the world with …

Dan Haggis from The Wombats on Groovin’ The Moo 2017

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Music

After the anticipated release of Glitterbug in 2015, it’s safe to say The Wombats have been relatively quiet since, with fewer performances around the globe. After the announcement of this years Groovin the Moo lineup, The Wombats will return to Maitland for the festival leg and selective sideshows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, celebrating ten years since the release of their first album. SHARE THIS

YOUR PHOTOS: Bruce Springsteen returns to the Hunter

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Music

The Hunter Valley was schooled by The Boss over the weekend, and we’ve got the photos to prove it. From The Hope, to The Rain and eventually The Boss, we can’t wait to do it all over again. SHARE THIS

MOVIE REVIEW: Manchester by the Sea

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Entertainment

Lee (Affleck) is living a quiet, lonely, soulless life as a building manager/handyman when he gets a phone call that will upend his life in ways he cannot imagine and, to be perfectly honest, doesn’t want to imagine. SHARE THIS

REVIEW: Wil Wagner at the Small Ballroom

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Music

Iona Cairns is first on stage as the crowd shuffles in. It’s not Cairns’ first time in Australia – or Newcastle for that matter; having played a show with Wil Wagner here previously in 2014. Since then she has gone on to form the band Shit Present, where most of her songs came from tonight. Her songs have a great pop sensibility, making them very easy to listen to, and the audience warms to her quickly. SHARE THIS