NEW MUSIC: Graves, Crash Tragic, Abstract Classic, Laugh Riot

* Metalcore dudes Graves have posted a new track titled ‘Extinction.’ Give it a spin at their Soundcloud page, and head along to see them play alongside House vs Hurricane, Confession and loads more at Unanderra Community Centre this weekend (more info here).

* Crash Tragic‘s new single, ‘The City,’ can be heard and purchased on iTunes now.

* Abstract Classic have released a new track titled ‘Yes, We’re Pirates.’ You can stream it free, or download it through the band’s Bandcamp page.

* Laugh Riot‘s new track, ‘Your Fear,’ is up online now. Hear it on Facebook (along with three other new tracks from the band), then check them out when they support Die! Die! Die! at Yours & Owls on Friday night.

* ‘Hold Me Like A Stone’ is the new track from Gravity Takes Over. Take a listen on GTO’s ReverbNation page.

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Home Brew’d update

After officially kicking off last week, the Brewery’s Home Brew’d band comp continues tonight with the second three-band heat.

With heat one contestants The Maze and Clockwork 925 winning through to the next round, three new bands will tonight compete for a place in the finals.

Abstract Classic, Damn Fine Gentlemen and Vulpes Vulpes will be on show tonight, with all bands looking for a good result to hopefully win a spot in the finals in a few weeks time.

Entry is free, but if that’s not enough incentive for you to head down, this might tip you in the right direction; the good folks at Haworth Guitars have donated a Legacy Diamond Series guitar (see the above image) for a raffle to be drawn at the final on November 17.To go into the draw, just buy a drink at the bar between 7pm and 8pm. Too easy!

Click here for more information on Home Brew’d, including entry forms!

GIG GUIDE: August 8th – 14th

THURSDAY: The Bungalows, Sticky Fingers @ Yours and Owls
8pm, $10, 18+

THURSDAY: Southerly Change, Swing Booty @ Sol Studios
8pm, $10, all ages

FRIDAY: Regurgitator, Disasteradio, Sydney Girls Choir @ Unibar
8pm, $15, 18+

FRIDAY: Justin Derrico, Alotta Presha, The Good God Damned, A Cat Named Kesey @ Waves Nightclub, Towradgi
8pm, $30, 18+ (CLICK TO BUY TICKETS)

FRIDAY: Mom Dad & The Kids, Let Me Down Jungleman @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

FRIDAY: Blueberry Circuit, The Maze, Tommy M & The Mastersounds, Abstract Classic @ City Diggers (KidzWish Fundraising Concert)
7.30pm, $10, all ages (under 18s need to be signed in by an adult)

FRIDAY: Acid Monkeys (album launch), Baby Machine, Rock Steady Dub Militia @ Dicey Riley’s
9pm, free, 18+

SATURDAY: Ash Grunwald @ Waves Nightclub, Towradgi
8pm, $23.50, 18+ (CLICK TO BUY TICKETS)

SATURDAY: WIM, The Preachers @ Yours and Owls
8pm, $10, 18+

SATURDAY: Mortal Sin, Wolfkhan, Nekrofeist, Casket @ The Patch
7.30pm, $15, 18+

SUNDAY: Holland, I Am Apollo, Jack R Reilly @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

WEEKLY PREVIEW – May 16-22

GIG OF THE WEEK:

SUNDAY: Parkway Drive, Miss May I, The Wonder Years, Confession, Elite Element @ WIN Entertainment Centre
5pm, $40, all ages (tickets through Oztix)

This week’s Gig Of The Week was a no-brainer; no matter your views on their music, Parkway Drive are one of the biggest acts in the country, and have been for several years. They’ve sold out multiple dates at some of the country’s biggest venues including UNSW Roundhouse and the Hordern Pavilion, headlined tours worldwide, have picked up an ARIA award, and just today their latest album, ‘Deep Blue,’ was certified Gold by ARIA (over 35,000 copies sold). And all this from a band that was playing tiny shows at the Wollongong Youth Centre just five years ago. Parkway’s rise from obscurity to world-class leaders of metalcore has been nothing short of stunning, and is typified by the venue for their next trip to Wollongong; the WIN Entertainment Centre, where Parkway will play the same stage that has hosted the likes of Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Tom Jones and Pink.
Parkway are one of the biggest acts in the country, and to have them still return to the local area is a real coup. Also on the aptly named “Mix N Mash Tour” is American metalcore group Miss May I, US pop-punkers The Wonder Years, and Melbourne’s Confession. Opening the show will be local boys Elite Element, so make sure you get in early and support some local talent.
This is an all ages show with an early start (5pm), so you’ll be assured of being tucked up in bed early on a school night…

ALSO THIS WEEK:

TUESDAY: Wollongong Uni Band Comp @ Unibar
feat. The Plasmon Resonance Band, Vanguard Party, The Marr Street Crawl, The Professors, Fiend
7pm, free, 18+

WEDNESDAY: Vulpes Vulpes @ Wollongong Uni ‘Lunch on the Lawn’
12.30pm

WEDNESDAY: Citizen Of The Sea, Bec Sandridge, Bennie James @ Harp Hotel
8pm, $5, 18+

THURSDAY: Monstrocity @ City Diggers
feat. Trial Kennedy, Numbers Radio, The Conspiracy Plan, Atticus
6pm, $15, 18+ (tickets through Oztix)

THURSDAY: Gypsy & The Cat, WIM @ Unibar
8pm, $25, 18+ (tickets through Oztix)

THURSDAY: Mylee Grace @ Yours and Owls
8pm, free, 18+ 

THURSDAY: Dark Order, In Malice Wake, Desecrator, Rampage @ The Patch
8pm, 18+

FRIDAY: ‘Live and Local’ @ Dicey Rileys
feat. Atticus, Young Braves, The Plasmon Resonance Band
9pm, free, 18+

FRIDAY: ‘High Tide’ @ The Driftwood Shed, Terara
feat. Penny & The Mystics, Born With Buttons, Brock Lette
4pm, $10 (pre-sale only – through Shoalhaven River Boat Hire)

FRIDAY: Traces Of Nut, Delinquent, Red Sky, Lint @ The Patch
8pm, $5, 18+

FRIDAY: Rock 4 Red Band Night @ Shellharbour Salvation Army Centre
feat. Maesarc, Koye, MTS, Kaleidoscope, Abstract Classic
6pm, $5, all ages

SATURDAY: Smasheddybash, Rocksteady Dub Militia, Acid Monkeys, Ram Ones @ The Patch
8pm, $5, 18+

SUNDAY: Penny & The Mystics @ Towradgi Beach Hotel
5pm-7pm

We’re always happy to help out! If you would like to include an event in Radar’s weekly gig guide, contact:
radar.illawarra@gmail.com

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