GIG GUIDE: October 3 – 9

The Patch begin their new Friday and Saturday music format this week; local acts in the front room for free, touring bands in the back room, and DJs playing after the bands finish. It’s a setup that Sydney clubs like Good God have found big success with, but only time will tell if this concept can translate to Wollongong. Aimed at bringing in different crowds to the venue, it does have the potential to transform The Patch into something of a live music and entertainment hub; let’s hope it works.

Also this week is Pour Habit & Smoke Or Fire playing Waves, with Totally Unicorn and The Conspiracy Plan in support; iconic Aussie acts X and Segression playing locally; Alotta Presha launching their EP; UOW band comp winners Rocking Horse & The Baby Dolls playing for beer-soaked punters at Unibar’s Oktoberfest party; and Jack Ladder and Ghoul bringing their own brand of experimentation to The Patch.

WEDNESDAY:
Pour Habit, Smoke Or Fire, The Conspiracy Plan, Totally Unicorn @ Waves Nightclub
8pm, $35 (tickets through Moshtix), 18+

Jack Carty @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

THURSDAY:
X, Shifter + guests @ The Patch
8pm, $12/15, 18+

Rocking Horse & The Baby Dolls @ Unibar (Oktoberfest party)
5pm, free, 18+

Children Overboard, Patrick Arnold, Sean Curran @ Phoenix Theatre, Coniston
8pm, $10,

The Villainares, The Rubens, Tracksuit, Places People @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

FRIDAY:
The Shake Up, Yardvark, Young Braves @ Dicey Riley’s
9pm, free, 18+

Segression, Nekrofeist, Elite Element @ The Patch
8pm, $15, 18+

Black Ocean DJs (metal, rock, punk) @ The Patch
Midnight, free, 18+

Mere Women, Kasha @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

SATURDAY:
Jack Ladder, Ghoul + guests @ The Patch (back room)
8pm, $15, 18+

Blackbear @ The Patch (front bar)
9pm, free, 18+

DJ Blackbear and DJ Honeybear (country, blues, doo-wop, rock’n’roll) @ The Patch
Midnight, free, 18+

Alotta Presha (EP launch), The Sniffer Dogs @ Heritage Hotel
8pm, $5 (includes free EP), 18+

Ginhouse Band @ Dicey Riley’s
8pm, 18+

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