GIG GUIDE: July 18 – 24

Kirin J Callinan


FRIDAY: ‘Siberian Nights’ @ Yours and Owls
feat. Kirin J Callinan, Fashion Launches Rocket Launches, Siberia DJs
8pm, $10, 18+

Siberia Records – established by the guys from Midnight Juggernauts – have been building a reputation for hosting wild, creative and thought-provoking parties, courtesy of their ‘Siberian Nights‘ events. Held in warehouses and clubs around Sydney and Melbourne, the parties are always unique and ever-enjoyable, comprising a combination of live acts and DJs… with a few surprises along the way.

Yours and Owls will host the very first Wollongong edition of ‘Siberian Nights’ later this month. With a lineup consisting of Kirin J Callinan and the Siberia DJs, the night promises to be sonically entertaining and  interesting.

Of most interest to Radar, however, is the inclusion of ‘Fashion Launches Rocket Launches,’ an act that features on many Siberian Nights events. The Sydney-based act is somewhat of an indie supergroup, with an ever-changing lineup of musicians that has included members of Midnight Juggernauts, Ghoul, Jack Ladder, Megastick Fanfare, Ghostwood, and Djanimals. However, for our July 22 date, FLRL is billed as a combination of “Midnight Juggernauts, Kirin J & Jonti/Djanimals.” Such an all-star collaboration is sure to be worth the price of admission alone.


THURSDAY: Busby Marou, Avalanche City, Jackson McLaren @ Heritage Hotel, Bulli
8pm, $15 (tix available through OzTix), 18+

THURSDAY: Saralisse, Up Hills Always @ Wollongong Youth Centre
6pm, free, all ages

THURSDAY: Justin Frew’s Loose Intentions, Dane Overton @ Sol Studios
8pm, $10

FRIDAY: Fait Accompli, Royal Chant, Flat White Cats, Latham’s Grip @ The Patch
8pm, $10, 18+

FRIDAY: Distract, Cassia, The Indigo Children, Arcaien @ Dicey Rileys
9pm, free, 18+

SATURDAY: Brothers Grim, Gay Paris, Gentlemen & Vagabonds @ Heritage Hotel, Bulli
6.30pm, 18+

SATURDAY: New Blood, Point Below Zero, Festering Drippage @ The Patch
8pm, 18+

SATURDAY: Sound Proofed @ Dicey Rileys
8pm, 18+

SUNDAY: Matt Keegan Trio, Dave Ades @ Wollongong Conservatorium
4pm, $14


TOUR NEWS: Ash Grunwald, Smoke or Fire, Pour Habit, Wolf & Cub, Fait Accompli,

A little bit o’ tour news for you on this crummy, cold night!

First off, Aussie blues and roots flagbearer Ash Grunwald will soon be passing through town, as part of his Road Dog Diaries tour in August. He plays Waves Nightclub on August 13, with tickets just $20 through Moshtix.

Next up is a big one for old school punk fans; Smoke Or Fire and Pour Habit will be heading Down Under for a co-headlining tour through October. This big, noisy double-header pulls into Waves Nightclub on October 5th; tickets go on sale July 14th, through Moshtix.

Adelaide psych-rockers Wolf & Cub have been keeping pretty quiet lately, but they’ve been at work finishing up a new single that should be out soon. To celebrate, they’re hitting the road for a quick tour through June. The band will be at The Patch on June 22, with Dark Bells and Upskirts in support. Tickets are twelve bucks, through BigTix.

Finally, Sydney ‘soul punk’ trio Fait Accompli will play The Patch on July 22nd. The band are touring to celebrate the launch of double A-side single ‘No Fool’ and ‘On A Blue Day.’ The Flat White Cats and Latham’s Grip are among the locals who will complete the lineup for what should be an excellent show.

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