Manx brings a mix of styles
Simon Wooldridge
Prolific Canadian multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx will bring his arsenal of (mainly) string instruments to Bendigo for a welcome return to the Capital Theatre on Wednesday, February 28. A Harry Manx gig really is unlike any other. He effortlessly fuses western and eastern styles of music, m..
23-Feb-2018
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A high energy show
Bendigo Weekly
TWO acts will join forces to deliver what promises to be a groovy night of music at the Old Church on the Hill tomorrow. Alawishus Jones and the Outright Lies team up with Stella Savy Avek Frers to provide a night of top local music. Stella Savy Avek Frers are launching their brand new s..
16-Feb-2018
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Trio on regional tour
Sharon Kemp
THE John Butler Trio have been taking their music to international audiences since their 2014 album Flesh and Blood, but the revered blues and roots outfit are touring Australian regional centres next month trying out new songs from their seventh album to be released this year. It is a case..
16-Feb-2018
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Arts institute reveals its vision
Dianne Dempsey
One much anticipated item on Bendigo’s art calendar has always been the facade project competition held by the former Visual Arts Centre. Launched in 2011 on a biennial basis, the competition invited artists to use the huge glass wall that faces onto View Street as their canvas. The re..
08-Feb-2018
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Monsters link events
Simon Wooldridge
Bendigo blues collective Swamp Monsters is the common link between two upcoming, contrasting local music events. Swamp Monsters play at WooldridgeFest, on Friday, February 16, and at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival Showcase fundraiser on Sunday, February 25. WooldridgeFest is..
08-Feb-2018
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Summer in the parks
Simon Wooldridge
The City of Greater Bendigo’s Summer in the Parks program takes on a distinctly musical feel for Fridays in February. It starts tonight, Friday, February 2, in Crook Street Park, Strathdale, with Jakal, and Min and the Colin Band taking to the stage. The music starts at 6.30pm. ..
01-Feb-2018
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Returning to the groove
Bendigo Weekly
ORGANISERS of Groovin The Moo Bendigo on May 5 say the line up has something for everyone, and tickets are on sale next week. “From those you’ve only just discovered like Alex Lahey to artists you and your entire family love like Paul Kelly,” promoter Steve Halpin said..
01-Feb-2018
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John Butler trio head to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
THE John Butler Trio is coming to Bendigo as part of their regional tour in March along with news of their long awaited seventh studio album. Tickets are on sale now. Mama Kin Spender will be joining the trio in Bendigo. A collaboration between ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and multi-ins..
25-Jan-2018
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Australia day talent in town
Simon Wooldridge
Australia Day sees some top-notch talent gracing stages across Bendigo. The reformed and rejuvenated Smashed Pie will be dishing out a mix of heavy rock classics and their own numbers at the Golden Vine. The band that “likes to drink Jack Daniels while we play” wear the..
25-Jan-2018
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Havea makes his return
Simon Wooldridge
Tongan-born, Melbourne-raised, and now resident of Germany, singer-songwriter Joel Havea makes a welcome return to Bendigo after almost three years. Havea has played more than 500 gigs in more than 20 countries since 2012 – an impressive schedule for the young performer who fuses blues..
11-Jan-2018
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New year, new comedy acts
Bendigo Weekly
The Shamrock Comedy Club is back tonight with headliner Kirsty Webeck. The show will be hosted by Bendigo comedian Cody Jones, best known for his dry wit and cutting observations. Support act for the night is Luka Muller. Muller is a two-time Raw Comedy state finalist and is the host o..
04-Jan-2018
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Best of the year
Simon Wooldridge
IT was another exciting year for music in Bendigo; some great gigs, and the release of some much-anticipated debut albums. In no particular order, here’s a brief selection of 2017 highlights. Midweek Blues’ first album, Last Days of May was released in September. It fea..
20-Dec-2017
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Revengers return
Simon Wooldridge
Christmas comes sandwiched between two big Saturday nights at CBD alternative music venue MusicMan. Saturday, December 30 sees a very welcome return to the live arena for local punk rockers, The Revengers. It’s been nearly a year since their last gig. “Everybo..
14-Dec-2017
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Festival season rocks
Simon Wooldridge
LIVE music-wise, there isn’t much time to pause for breath in the lead-up to Christmas. The festive season kicks off in style tonight – Friday, December 8, with Anglo-Welsh-Australian outfit, Iffy Pop, putting Ashes squabbles aside to deliver an eclectic mix of covers &n..
07-Dec-2017
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Working the Vine
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne duo This Way North will be returning to Bendigo on Friday, December 15 at the Golden Vine Hotel. With a powerful alt-pop-rock sound, This Way North are two-piece drum and guitar featuring Cat Leahy and Leisha Jungalwalla. Their new track Make It Work was recor..
07-Dec-2017
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One night - one gig
Simon Wooldridge
Nothing that unusual about a band putting out a live album. TJ and Son are doing just that, early next year. But they’re taking a bold, and quite different approach. Not only is their forthcoming live album their debut, but it will be recorded on one night, at one gig – at t..
01-Dec-2017
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Changing seasons with the MSO
Bendigo Weekly
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is bringing its finest players and a gorgeous repertoire to Bendigo for an evening of classical music tomorrow. In his final concert with the MSO, concertmaster Eoin Andersen invites you to enjoy some of his favourite works celebrating the changing of the sea..
01-Dec-2017
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The word is out
Bendigo Weekly
Formed less than 12 months ago, The Write Stuff has attracted hundreds of central Victorians to its spoken word events this year. An event on Sunday will be the collective’s last event for 2017. It all happens at Bendigo’s MusicMan, 264 Hargreaves Street, from 3pm. &ldquo..
23-Nov-2017
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Songs they're singing
Simon Wooldridge
Tomorrow night, Saturday, sees a welcome return to Bendigo for folk-roots songstresses Alanna and Alicia. The twin sisters, now based in Melbourne, launch new album, Songs I’m Singing With Me, at The Old Church on the Hill. They’ll be joined by special guest, Enda Kenny &nda..
23-Nov-2017
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The War of Ideas
Simon Wooldridge
Fronted by singer-songwriter Trevor Petrie, The War of Ideas is a Bendigo-based indie-folk-rock five piece. They recently released their second EP, The Beauty of Solitude. “First EP kind of, really,” Petrie told the Weekly. “The previous incarnation of the band wa..
17-Nov-2017
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