NEW MUSIC: The Pennys, The City Summer, Flatliner

* The Pennys have shared two new songs from their recently released EP. Check out ‘Around The Light’ and ‘In Your Head’ on their Facebook page. The next gig for The Pennys is September 7 at Dicey Riley’s, where they join the lineup for the launch of A Cat Named Kesey’s new EP, ‘Smoother Than Your Grandma.’

* The City Summer (formerly Avaine) will soon release their debut EP ‘Close To Home.’ The first track is titled ‘When I’m Gone,’ and can be heard over on Facebook. The band are also looking for a new rhythm guitarist, so if you’re interested, get in touch with the guys.

* Two new tunes from Flatliner have been released online. Go check out ‘BTD’ and ‘Closed Eyelids’ on the band’s Soundcloud page.

* Illawarra singer-songwriter Mitchell Dimech has a new song titled ‘Letters To You.’ It is taken from his EP ‘Broken Dreams,’ and you can hear his acoustic stylings on Youtube.

The Pennys announce new EP + launch party

Folk-pop dudes The Pennys have announced that they will release a new EP this August, with a big launch party locked in for early next month.

The new EP is titled ‘Around The Light,’ and includes six new tracks. The band “recorded everything live in a beautiful house, secluded in the bushy country side of Kangaroo Valley,” according to recent Facebook postings.

They will officially launch the EP with a free gig at Dicey Riley’s on August 3, with A Cat Named Kesey, The Omissions and Hound in support. The EP will be available for $10 at the launch.

For more details, click here; and check out a recent live gig video below.

GIVEAWAY: Rocking Horse & The Baby Dolls EP prize packs

Rocking Horse & The Baby Dolls launch their new EP, ‘Get In Get On,’ this Friday at Bulli’s Heritage Hotel. The show, proudly presented by Radar, will also see The Walking Who and The Pennys round out an awesome bill of local talent in one of the region’s most beautiful venues.
 
To celebrate, we’re giving away a few RH&TBDs prize packs including two tickets to the show, two EPs, a shirt, and a RH&TBDs cigarette lighter (pretty sweet pack, amiright?)
 
The competition is called “Are you a horse or a doll?…or both?” Take a creative photo of yourself with anything horse or doll related, then post it to Facebook and tag Radar Illawarra in the post.
 
Easy, right? We’ll be announcing winners on Thursday. Get creative!
 

GIG GUIDE: January 16-22

MONDAY
The Bearded Gypsy Band @ Yours & Owls
8pm, 18+

TUESDAY
Tetras (Switzerland), Kraig Grady @ Yours & Owls
8pm, 18+

WEDNESDAY
Vanguard Party, The Omissions, Dane Overton, Porcupine Ruth @ Yours & Owls
8pm, free, 18+

THURSDAY
Orca! Straight Ahead!, Moonbase Commander, Lint @ Yours & Owls
8pm, $5, 18+

The Pennys, A Cat Named Kesey, Klara Zubonja @ Dicey Riley’s
8pm, $5, 18+

Emris, Sylvain @ Wollongong Youth Centre
6pm, free, all ages

FRIDAY
The Walking Who, Curious Temple, Legions @ Dicey Riley’s
8pm, 18+

Yardvark (album launch), The Pennys, Lumiere @ The Patch
8pm, $10, 18+

Bladder Spasms, Rukus, Psychotic Numbskulls @ The Patch (front bar)
8pm, free, 18+

Tom Ugly @ Yours & Owls
8pm, 18+

SATURDAY
Tommy M & The Mastersounds, Flat White Cats, Lost In Verona, Latham’s Grip, Forever Archie @ Nowra Tea Club
8pm, $20 (pre-sale tickets only), all ages

Audible Warning, Dark Horse, Shady Nook, Coffin @ The Patch (front bar)
7pm, free, 18+

The Blue Rays @ Dicey Riley’s
8pm, 18+

SUNDAY
Steve Smyth @ Yours & Owls
8pm, 18+

Yardvark announce album launch mini-tour

Yardvark will launch their new album, ‘Flannelette Heart,’ with a four gig mini-tour through January and February.

The Wollongong indie-rock band will play the Patch on January 20, with support coming from The Pennys and Lumiere. They will then travel to Sydney for a show at Spectrum in Darlinghurst the following night, with Radio National and Wollongong’s own The Walking Who joining that show.

The band will then play the Stacked Music Festival at City Diggers on January 27, before heading to Newcastle in mid-February for the last date of the tour.

For more details, check out the Facebook event page.

Stacked Music Festival adds The Conspiracy Plan, Walking Who, Chicks Who Love Guns

The final lineup for Stacked Music Festival has been announced, with some big names bolstering an already strong lineup.

The fourth announcement for the January festival is headed up by Sydney act Chicks Who Love Guns, who were most recently in Wollongong to headline Huchi Muchi’s launch party at Yours and Owls in September. Big-name locals The Conspiracy Plan, Sydney Girls Choir and The Walking Who also join the festival, set to take place on January 27 and 28 at City Diggers.

Tickets for the festival are available now, through StackedFestival.com.au and Moshtix. Two-day passes are just $26, with single day tickets from $16.

Keep an eye on Stacked Music Festival’s Facebook page for more details.

STACKED MUSIC FESTIVAL, FINAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
Chicks Who Love Guns, The Conspiracy Plan, Sydney Girls Choir, The Walking Who, Triggermoose, Crash Tragic, Matt Southon, Tainted Fist, Fiend, Justin Frew’s Loose Intentions

FULL LINEUP
Chicks Who Love Guns, The Conspiracy Plan, Sydney Girls Choir, The Walking Who, Triggermoose, Crash Tragic, Matt Southon, Tainted Fist, Fiend, Gay Paris, The Pennys, Lumiere, Bennie James, Mass Effect, The My Tys, Big Erle, Hy-Test, Alotta Presha, Tommy M & The Mastersounds, Young Braves, Vulpes Vulpes, Lost in Verona, Mung, Rekollect, The Omissions, The Watt Riot, Arcaien, Tokyo Spares, Yardvark, Clockwork 925, Common Grounds, The Maze, Round The Corner

STACKED MUSIC FESTIVAL
JANUARY 27-28, 2012
CITY DIGGERS, WOLLONGONG
On sale NOW

EXCLUSIVE: details on Feedback Scars album emerges

If you’ve been following Main Street Studios’ Facebook posts over recent months, you’ll have come across a number of cryptic photos and updates on a shadowy recording project titled ‘Feedback Scars.’ Not much has been revealed about the project, apart from the names of a few prominent local musicians who are contributing to the album.

Now, with the album set to be launched with a show at CBD Bar – alongside The Sidetracked Fiasco and Policing In Crisis – we’ve got some exclusive details on the personnel contributing to the Feedback Scars album; and it’s a pretty impressive list.

An absolutely massive and diverse array of prominent local musos have lent their skills to the recording, including members of The Conspiracy Plan, The Pennys, Free Agent Crew, Yardvark, Pom Pom and Mind At Large (see below for the full list).

Stay tuned in coming days for more on this project; Radar will be bringing you an exclusive interview with the mastermind behind Feedback Scars (hint: you be pretty surprised as to who it is!) as well as an exclusive stream of the first single from the album.

Again, Feedback Scars will be launching their album on October 29th at CBD Bar, as part of Adam Jordan’s birthday. Click here for full details.

Alex Barker – Conspiracy Plan, Free Agent Crew, Bennie James
Cory Blight – Over-Reactor, Dukes of Windsor
Scott Campbell – Crash Tragic
Rob Carr – Policing In Crisis, The Passenger Corridor
Joshua Craig – Bennie James Band
Ben Davies – The Pennys
Simon Grant – Free Agent Crew
Chris Harbin – 21st Century Happiness
Glen Hitchon – Yardvark
Atanas Janakovski – Mind At Large
Joshua Mclean – Yardvark
Pom Pom
Andrew Smetanin – Disco Is Dead, Mind At Large, Policing In Crisis
Shaun Snider – Free Agent Crew
Murray Stace – Policing in Crisis, Gynosaurs
Ben Szota – Bennie James
Brett Williams – Policing in Crisis, Cosby

WIN: tickets to Eskimo Joe, The Panics, Funkoars

The Unibar have an awesome lineup of music this week; Eskimo Joe on Wednesday, The Panics on Thursday, and Funkoars on Friday.

To celebrate the three-night-stand of music, Unicentre have given Radar a double pass to every show – and we want to pass them on to YOU!

To win, just ‘like’ Radar Illawarra on Facebook, then tag Radar in a status; once you’ve done that, just comment us and tell us which tickets you want. Easy peasy lemon squeezey!

So, that’s tickets to Eskimo Joe, The Panics or Funkoars – and all you have to do is spend a little longer on Facebook than you normally would. Too easy!

Entries close the day before each gig; so Eskimo Joe closes Tuesday night, The Panics on Wednesday night, and Funkoars on Thursday night. So get moving!

ESKIMO JOE, FIRE! SANTA ROSE FIRE!, THE PENNYS
Wednesday, Unihall
Buy tickets

THE PANICS, GEORGIA FAIR, AVALANCHE CITY
Thursday, Unibar
Buy tickets

FUNKOARS, VENTS, MACE & MATTIC
Friday, Unibar
Buy tickets

GIG GUIDE: September 19 – 25

WEDNESDAY
Eskimo Joe, Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Pennys @ Unihall
7.30pm, $41/47 (tickets through Bigtix), 18+

THURSDAY
The Panics, Georgia Fair, Avalanche City @ Unibar
7.30pm, $23/28 (tickets through Bigtix), 18+

Richard In Your Mind, The Laurels, Fishing @ Yours & Owls
8pm, 18+

Resist The Thought, Never See Tomorrow, Never Content, Elite Element @ Waves Nightclub
7.30pm, $12 (tickets through Moshtix), 18+

FRIDAY
Funkoars, Vents, Maze & Mattic @ Unibar
8pm,  $19/22 (tickets through Bigtix), 18+

Kaleidoscope, Sex in Columbia, Ghosts of York, Flat White Cats @ Yours & Owls
8pm, $6, 18+

Bulldoze All Bowlos, Steel City Allstars, Chainsaw Mascara @ Dicey Rileys
8pm, free, 18+

Hold Fast, Psychotic Numbskulls, Acid Monkeys @ The Patch
8pm, $5, 18+

SATURDAY
sleepmakeswaves, Lumiere, Pirate, Basil’s Kite, Reactionary @ The Patch
8pm, $12, 18+

Gravity Takes Over, Curious Temple, Shady Nook, Dane Overton, Mitchell & Polly-Ann @ Rydges CBD Bar
6.30pm, $5,

Clocks and Clouds, Jub, Gobble Gobble @ Yours & Owls
8pm, $5, 18+

GIG GUIDE: August 29 – September 4

It’s been quite a while since Radar has been this excited to put together a gig guide. There’s a crazy amount of incredible gigs on in Wollongong, so if you can’t find a show you want to go to this week, you should basically call it quits and admit that you’re not a true music fan. Man Overboard, The Vines, Papa vs Pretty, Architecture In Helsinki, Cut Off Your Hands, Calling All Cars, Young Revelry, Siberian Nights… from grungy rock, to pop-punk, indie-pop, electronic, and good old-fashioned rock’n’roll, there’s really something for everyone this week, so don’t waste this opportunity; get out to a gig, show the big promoters and big bands that Wollongong will support live music, and force them to keep bringing tours our way.

We’ve also got the mega ROCK THE VOTE event happening, as well as the WUHOW Red Party. There’s so much happening this week; if you don’t see at least one show, there’s something wrong with your brain!

GIGS:

WEDNESDAY: Man Overboard, I Am Villain, The Conspiracy Plan, Never Content @ The Patch
8pm, $30 (BUY TICKETS), 18+

WEDNESDAY: Architecture In Helsinki, Cut Off Your Hands @ Unibar
8pm, $28.10 (BUY TICKETS), 18+

WEDNESDAY: Charlie Mayfair, The Pennys, Yetis @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

THURSDAY: The Vines, Papa vs Pretty, Bleeding Knees Club, Step-Panther @ Unibar
8pm, $37.75 (BUY TICKETS), 18+

THURSDAY: Tommy M & The Mastersounds, Vanguard Party @ Sol Studios
8pm, all ages

THURSDAY: Matty Woods, Jevon Tawhai @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

FRIDAY: ‘Rock The Vote’ w/ Ox & The Fury, Policing In Crisis, Yardvark @ Dicey Riley’s
8pm, $12, 18+ (see more details)

FRIDAY: WUHOW Red Party w/ The Bungalows, The Walking Who @ Unibar
7pm, $10 presale, 18+ (see more details)

FRIDAY: ‘Siberian Nights’ w/ Erik Omen In Atlantis, Disco Club, Domeyko Gonzalez @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

SATURDAY: Calling All Cars, Boy In A Box, Redcoats @ Waves Nightclub
8pm, $16 (BUY TICKETS), 18+

SATURDAY: Young Revelry, The Walking Who, Ruby Frost @ Yours and Owls
8pm, 18+

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