December 12, 2017

Few of us will get to tick the boxes Kye Smith has ticked. After playing drums in the most excellent Newcastle skate punk outfit Local Resident Failure (RIP) for years, the rather shy film student decided to combine his acquired media education with his love of percuss...

November 22, 2017

Like nerding out on other people's gear? Yeah we do to, so that's why we decided to start this little segment. Every month we'll be taking a quiz at some of the gear the comes through the door and a bit about the person controlling it.

Name: Adam Taylor
Band: The Wild...

November 22, 2017

Adam Price is the principal songwriter in the reasonably new Newcastle outfit Hey Universe. You may remember him from the hardworking naughties lads Cotton Sidewalk. Adam is joined by fellow Sidewalk member Marty Paget on drums and brother Andy on bass and they play an...

October 17, 2017

You have to admire a band of decent humans that actually write and play decent songs. Makes you somewhat jealous. When you like a person or people in normal everyday life, the real world if you will, particularly if you call said people your mates, when they announce t...

October 12, 2017

In November Leanne Tennant will be travelling from her home in North QLD to showcase at this year's Australian Music Week in Sydney, fortunately for us she'll be stopping off in Newcastle to perform a very special one off intimate show at the amazing Sunset Studio. Sup...

October 11, 2017

Paul Coxon is a name that has been synonymous with Newcastle music for more than 20 years, and with an experience extending a stretch that long, anyone could be forgiven for thinking he might have his sights set on a jaded rock & roll retirement. But no, not this bloke...

December 4, 2016

Paul Lambert is quite simply a master craftsman. His meticulous attention to detail and level of quality in his work is absolutely outstanding. How do I know? Well I’ve bought two of his guitars so far and there is a list for more builds as soon as my wallet permits. N...

December 3, 2016

Earlier this year the Hunter's very own William Crighton released one of the most exciting albums of 2016. Coincidentally it was the magnificent bastard's debut. You may have seen heard him on Double J, you may have seen him at his many Dashville appearances ala Gumbal...

December 1, 2016

The crew at Dashville, the team behind popular music festivals The Gum Ball, PigSty in July and Dashville Skyline, have let a new beast out of the bag.

Thrashville is a celebration of punk, metal and rock and features legends like Cosmic Psychos and Hard-Ons alongside H...

December 1, 2016

Hack The Mainframe are Newcastle's freshest time fighting, 90's melodic skate punk influenced, well... punks really. They are cheeky, snotty, extremely immature and absolutely one of the most entertaining bands you'll see. The band has just released their debut EP 'Tra...

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