GIG GUIDE: August 27 – September 2

Last week was a big one for local gigs, and the goodness keeps on coming this week with another huge lineup of live music to sink your teeth into. Heading up the list on a crowded weekend of shows is the Yours & Owls 2nd birthday party. Featuring Totally Unicorn, Alotta Presha, The Walking Who and a dozen more across three venues, it’s set to be one of the biggest nights of the year for music fans.

The same night we’ve got Sleepmakeswaves at The Patch, before a huge Saturday brings us a free all-ages acoustic show at Music Farmers; HY-FEST at Dicey Riley’s; Children Collide at the Unibar; and Mother & Son at Owls.

WEDNESDAY
Wollongong
Alpine, Clubfeet @ The Patch

Dead, Thomas Covenant, Basil’s Kite, Nuclear Family @ Yours & Owls

Northern Suburbs
Gin Wigmore @ Heritage Hotel, Bulli

THURSDAY
Wollongong
Art Of Sleeping, Tiger Town, Maples @ Yours & Owls

FRIDAY
Wollongong
RADAR PRESENTS: Yours & Owls 2nd birthday (w/ Alotta Presha, Step-Panther, Totally Unicorn and more) @ Yours & Owls/Town Hall/Fever nightclub

Sleepmakeswaves, The Koranic @ The Patch

Rampage @ Dicey Riley’s

SATURDAY
Wollongong
Children Collide, Dune Rats, Bad Dreems @ Unibar

HY-FEST (w/ Hy-Test, Bruce, Don Fernando, Chainsaw Mascara) @ Dicey Riley’s

Ian Laidlaw photographic exhibition (with performance from Mother & Son) @ Yours & Owls

Jack Reilly, Bec Sandridge, Obscura Hail (and more) @ Music Farmers, 12pm

Nekrofeist, Tensions Arise, Red Bee, Shadow In Ruin @ The Patch

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GIG GUIDE: 20th – 27th August

Another week of local, loud and live music for you, kicking off Wednesday night with local boys Go Away Everyone hitting Yours and Owls with friends Juniper from Sydney. Thursday sees Loon Lake hit The Patch, as well as the UniBar Band Comp Final featuring the likes of Beaten Bodies, Thomas Covenant, My Little Underground and more. Friday is International Day, with NZs Die! Die! Die! at Yours and Owls and Japan’s Zoobombs at The Patch, before Saturday once more brings the crazy party that is HOT DAMN WOLLONGONG ROADTRIP to Hostage. A massive lineup has been put together by the Hot Damn crew, with USA’s Texas in July set to headline this time round. Holy. Crapballs. Don’t forget, saying “Radar” at the door gets you cheap entry into what is sure to be one of the craziest parties of the year. And just because the week wasn’t crazy enough House vs Hurricane will be at Unanderra Community Centre on Sunday. Heaps of other stuff going on, once more a great week of music in the Illawarra. Be sure to support your scene by heading to a gig this week!

 

WEDNESDAY

Wollongong

Go Away Everyone, Juniper, Noah Hampson @ Yours and Owls

 

THURSDAY

Wollongong

UNIBAR BAND COMP FINAL feat. Thomas Covenant, Beaten Bodies, My Little Underground, Form One Planet, Sylvain

Sativa Sun, Royal Blood + TBA @ Yours and Owls

Loon Lake, Glass Towers, Cub Scouts @ The Patch 

 

FRIDAY

Wollongong

Die! Die! Die!, The Go Roll Your Bones + TBA @ Yours and Owls

The Howling Tongues, Beaten Bodies, Thomas Covenant @ Dicey Riley’s

Zoobombs (Japan), Mesa Cosa, Smasheddybash @ The Patch

Northern Suburbs

Oliver Gross Duo @ Beaches Thirroul

 

SATURDAY

Wollongong

HOT DAMN ROADTRIP feat. Texas in July, For All Eternity, Caulfield, The Phalanx @ Hostage X

Northern Suburbs

Recycled, Denis MaKay, Mikaela, Shelley May, Tim Ireland, Kay Proudlove, The Merchants, Kenny Bartley and the Midnight Feast, Big Erle, The Beatmeisters @ Scarborough-Wombarra Bowling Club

Six Days Out @ Beaches Thirroul

 

SUNDAY

Wollongong

Sydonia, Beggars Orchestra, Lint @ Yours and Owls

Northern Suburbs

Alan Barnes @ Beaches Thirroul

Southern Suburbs

House vs Hurricane, Confession, In Hearts Wake, Graves, The Phalanx @ Unanderra Community Centre

Dalton Gangs Last Raid @ Jamberoo Pub

GIG GUIDE: 13 – 20 August

The gig guide for the week!  Highlights include the Thomas Covenant Ep Launch on Wednesday, Mother and Son at the Patch on Thursday, and the Soundproofed! Festival on this weekend at The Patch.

 

WEDNESDAY

Wollongong

Thomas Covenant (EP Launch), My Little Underground, Vulpes Vulpes, The Nuclear Family, The Laugh Riot @ Yours and Owls

THURSDAY

Wollongong

dQtc, Leon, Sam Pettigrew and Rishin Singh, Expansion Bay @ Yours and Owls

Mother & Son, Money For Rope, Ye Luddites, Bollywood Blondes @ The Patch

FRIDAY

Wollongong

Yardvark, The Incredible Kicks, I’m No Thief @ Yours and Owls

Acid Monkeys (Album Launch), Side Track Fiasco, Shady Nook @ Dicey Riley’s

SOUNDPROOFED! Feat. Hold Fast, Soiled Earth, Firelucy, Phalanx @ The Patch

Sounthern Suburbs

Baby Et Lulu @ Heritage Hotel Bulli

SATURDAY

Wollongong

Let Me Down Jungleman, El Alamein, Stockades, Mowgli @ Yours and Owls

Blaze of Glory (Bon Jovi Tribute Show) @ Dicey Riley’s

SOUNDPROOFED! Feat. Babymachine, Cape Tribulation, Topnovil, Crash Tragic, Dark Clouds, Gravity Takes Over, Wollongong, Joe Mungovan, Roaring Griffen, Shady Nook @ The Patch

Southern Suburbs

AMP IT UP SHELLHARBOUR feat. The Conspiracy Plan, Sydney Girls Choir, Losing With Style, Abstract Classic, Rumour Mill, My Own Mayhem, Morning Skies, White Wash, Blackout, Not Our Tomorrow @ Centenary Hall Albion Park

SUNDAY

Wollongong

Jenny M Thomas and the System, This Mess @ Yours and Owls

Northern Suburbs

Gail Page @ Beaches Thirroul

GIG GUIDE: 6 – 12 August

WEDNESDAY

Wollongong

The City Summer, White Ocean Avenue, Go Away Everyone @ Yours and Owls

 

THURSDAY

Wollongong

Hunting Grounds, Gung Ho, Sweet Teeth @ Yours and Owls

Johnny Casino and Los Secretos, Bulldoze All Bowlo’s, Smasheddy Bash @ The Patch

 

FRIDAY

Wollongong

Big Erle, Breaking Hart Benton, The Butcher Boys @ Yours and Owls

Heavy Heads + Supports @ Dicey Riley’s

At The Gallows, Elite Element, Avain, New Dawn @ The Patch

 

SATURDAY

Wollongong

Bluejuice, Deep Sea Arcade, The preachers @ UniBar

Mere Women, Hira Hira, Actor Slash Model @ Yours and Owls

Rockit! @ Dicey Riley’s

Lint, Flat White Cats, Roaring Griffin @ The Patch

Northern Suburbs

Lloyd Spiegel @ Heritage Hotel Bulli

The Bite @ Beaches Thirroul

Nautilus Sounds, Tommy M & the Mastersounds, Beatmeisters, Ranis Fire, Ben Fowler (Southerly Change), Kenny Bartley & the Midnight Feast @Coalcliff Surf Club

 

SUNDAY

Wollongong

Cold Youth, Directions, Phalanx, Underdog @ Yours and Owls

Northern Suburbs

The Widow Birds @ Beaches Thirroul

Southern Suburbs

Bec Sandridge @ Jamberoo Pub

GIG GUIDE: July 23 – 30

This week marks the launch of the newest run of Radar Presents gigs “Under the Radar”. We’re bringing you four bands you need to hear, but may have missed out on. Catch This Mess, The Omissions, Without Parachutes and Sherekhan Wednesday night at Yours and Owls. It’s a week for ring ins. Punk rock group Local Resident Failure from Newcastle hits the Patch for some Thursday night fun. Sydney boys Red Fire Red come to Dicey’s on Friday with a special collaboration project featuring members of The Walking Who and Heavy Hands. The week finishes in a big way at Yours and Owls Sunday night when Rosetta (USA) and City of Ships (USA) hit the stage. Local music; live and loud!

Wednesday

Wollongong
RADAR PRESENTS: “Under the Radar” feat. This Mess, The Omissions, Without Parachutes, Sherekhan @ Yours and Owls

Thursday

Wollongong

Rick Steward, Nicole Brophy, More TBA @ Yours and Owls

Local Resident Failure, Shady Nook, Nerdlinger, Yawkey Way @ The Patch

Friday

Wollongong

Red Fire Red, Heavy Hands/Walking Who Colab Project, Go Away Everyone, Eden’s March @ Dicey Riley’s

Bruce, True Gentlemen, Dark Clouds @ Yours and Owls

Whitehouse, Blueberry Circuit @ The Patch

Northern Suburbs

Sex Panthers @ Beaches Thirroul

Saturday

Wollongong

Steve Edmonds @ Dicey Riley’s

Northern Suburbs

Floyd Vincent @ Beaches Thirroul

Sunday

Wollongong

Rosetta (USA), City of Ships (USA), Nuclear Summer, Totally Unicorn @ Yours and Owls

Oz to Be Sure @ Dicey Rileys

GIG GUIDE: July 16 – 22

The gig guide is expanding every week! We’re looking to make it the most all-inclusive and useful gig guide in the region, so if you’re a band/venue/booker/promoter/fan and know of a gig coming up, let us know at radar.illawarra@gmail.com

It’s another big week in the region, with stacks of local gigs all over town. Our feature gig this week is the Hot Damn roadtrip on Saturday night, with Resist The Thought and locals New Blood playing live. This monthly club night has only been around for a few installments, but is fast growing a big reputation and Saturday’s event at Hostage X is set to be the biggest one yet. Live bands early, party/punk music til late, and the cheapest drinks anywhere on a Saturday. As always, saying RADAR at the door when you pay will get you discounted entry – tell your friends!

Aside from that, we’ve got The Omissions and The Comune at The Patch on Friday; and a monster lineup of FREE punk talent at The Patch on Sunday arvo (early kickoff, 4pm)

WEDNESDAY

Wollongong

Carl Fox, Leo J, Jared Chappell (Vanguard Party) @ Yours & Owls

THURSDAY

Wollongong

Break A Leg , Merryweather, Ghosts, Archery @ Yours & Owls

FRIDAY

Wollongong

The Omissions, Hounds, The Comune @ The Patch

Te, Clocks and Clouds, Gregisms @ Yours & Owls

Ramshackle Army, Topnovil, Steel City Allstars @ Dicey Riley’s

Endless Summer Beach Party Band @ Towradgi Beach Hotel

Northern Suburbs

Rebecca Moore @ Beaches Thirroul

SATURDAY

Wollongong

Hot Damn roadtrip @ Hostage X, July 21 (say RADAR at the door for cheap entry)

Gravity Takes Over, Vanity Riots, Just Add Milk @ The Patch

Rapids, Flat White Cats @ Yours & Owls

Soundproofed @ Dicey Riley’s

Northern Suburbs

Sarah McLeod @ Heritage Hotel, Bulli

Blind Lemon @ Beaches Thirroul

Southern Suburbs

Kane Dennelly @ Jamberoo Pub

SUNDAY

Wollongong

Graves, Break A Leg, Lake Nyos, Directions, Cold Youth, Flatliner, Underdog @ The Patch

Get Rocked @ Towradgi Beach Hotel

Cool Hand, The Chiefs @ The Brewery

Northern Suburbs

Wombarra Bowling Club fundraiser (Kenny Bartley, Swing Booty, Beatmeisters) @ Wombarra Bowls Club

Geoff Achison @ Beaches Thirroul

Southern Suburbs

The Jacky Howellers @ Jamberoo Pub

GIG GUIDE: July 9-15

Another big week of music is upon us! NZ act Flight of the Conchords will hit Wollongong on Wednesday night. Tickets have SOLD OUT and we hope you were lucky enough to get them. If not, you can make to your self by heading to check out Brisbane indie-pop outfit Millions on their Nine Lives, Six Degrees Tour with special guests Step Panther at Owls on Thursday night. You can check them out  here.

Saturday night is so jam packed full  we don’t know where to begin! In a blast from the not-to-distant past INXS  hit the Illawarra on their “Coast To Coast Tour”, stoping in at Waves. Aussie rockers The Fumes will be at the Heritage Hotel in Bulli, and SOL & Illawarra Folk Club are presenting Daniel Champagne at City Diggers. You can check out Daniel on Facebook, be sure not to miss him as he passes through! If you’re down south be sure to check out Firelucy at Green Poppy in Shellharbour. So much live music!

Wednesday
Wollongong
Flight of The Conchords @ Win Entertainment Centre
Vices, Nebraska, Mowgli, Cold Youth @ Yours and Owls

Thursday
Wollongong
Millions, Step Panther, Shit Sandwhich @ Yours and Owls

Northern Suburbs
Nothing But Jam, Damien Stirling @ Ryan’s Hotel Thirroul

Friday
Wollongong
Joe Knott, Chorus Girls, Jack Reilly @ Yours and Owls
Born Lion, Cape Tribulation, Your Loving Tyrant @ The Patch
Bulldoze All Bowlos, Empra (Melb), Acid Monkeys @ Dicey Riley’s

 

Northern Suburbs

Sarah Paton @ Beaches Thirroul

Saturday
Wollongong
Gravity Takes Over, Cosmic Kings, The Hounds @ Yours and Owls
Fun Machine, Vulpes Vulpes, Bollywood Blondes @ The Patch
The Villains @ Dicey Riley’s
INXS @ Waves
Daniel Champagne,  Bearded Gypsy Band @ City Diggers

Northern Suburbs
The Fumes @ Heritage Hotel
Kamikaze Cowboys @ Beaches Thirroul

Southern Suburbs
Firelucy @ Green Poppy Shellharbour
Lincoln Piper @ Jamberoo Pub

Sunday
Northern Suburbs
Lincoln Piper @ Bulli Workers
Lachlan Doley @ Beaches Thirroul

GIG GUIDE: July 2-8

A great big week of shows going down! Influential UK punk outfit Basement are at Owls with hotly-tipped Sydney hardcore dudes Endless Heights and locals Cold Youth and Harbourer, for what should be a sold-out, sweaty and intense night. We’ve also got Heroes For Hire at The Patch, Fait Accompli at Owls, and The Cairos at The Patch too.

Our gig of the week, though, is of course the Radar presents show at Dicey Riley’s on Saturday night. It’s the biggest Radar show yet, and we’ve booked five of the best bands in the region for you. Tommy M & The Mastersounds, Round The Corner, Beaten Bodies, A Cat Named Kesey and Go Away Everyone will be annihilating the Dicey’s stage from 7pm onwards, and best of all, it’s FREE entry! Come along, have a dance and a beer, and check out these guys so in the future, when they’re massive, you can say “I remember them from way back when…”

MONDAY
Basement, Endless Heights, Cold Youth, Harbourer @ Yours & Owls

WEDNESDAY

The Pennys, Elliott The Bull, The Omissions, Nuclear Family @ Yours & Owls

The Cairos, The Preachers @ The Patch

THURSDAY
Heroes For Hire, Luca Brasi, Carry Me Home, Wake The Giants, The Conspiracy Plan @ The Patch

Fait Accompli, The Dalton Gang’s Last Raid, Bang Bang Rock n’ Roll, Obscura Hail @ Your s & Owls

FRIDAY
Justin Frew and His Loose Intentions, Alex Watts and the Foreign Tongue, Gentleman and Vagabonds @ Dicey Riley’s

SATURDAY
Radar presents: Tommy M & The Mastersounds, Round The Corner, Beaten Bodies, A Cat Named Kesey, Go Away Everyone @ Dicey Riley’s
7pm, FREE

Kingswood, Damn Terran, Money For Rope @ Yours & Owls

SUNDAY
I am Apollo, Yetis, Blind River Running @ Yours & Owls

GIG GUIDE: June 25 – July 1

WEDNESDAY
Shit Sandwich, Will Chittick @ Yours & Owls

THURSDAY
New Empire, Jake Nauta @ Yours & Owls

The Phalanx, Shady Nook @ Wollongong Youth Centre

FRIDAY
Mysteries, Swimwear @ Yours & Owls

The Conspiracy Plan, Soapbox Derby, Abstract Classic @ Shellharbour Salvation Army

The Nice Folk, Ye Luddites, Holy Soul @ Dicey Riley’s

Soiled Earth, The Raids, Latham’s Grip @ The Patch

SATURDAY
Buklldoze All Bowlos, Chainsaw Mascara, Swinging Beef & The Daptoids, Babymachine @ The Patch

Steve Edmonds @ Dicey Riley’s

Nick Barker & The Reptiles, Chucks Wagon @ Waves Nightclub

SUNDAY
Idylls, Hira Hira, The Reverend Jesse Custer @ Yours & Owls

Heaven, Hazmat @ Waves Nightclub

GALLERY: The Mission In Motion, Jonesez, The Watt Riot @ The Patch

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