What's on in Newcastle for September 6 to 11

GIG OF THE WEEK: English emo band Moose Blood played the former all-ages venue Drone on their last trip to Newcastle, but on Friday they're stepping up to the Small Ballroom.
GIG OF THE WEEK: English emo band Moose Blood played the former all-ages venue Drone on their last trip to Newcastle, but on Friday they're stepping up to the Small Ballroom.


5 Sawyers Friday, AK Morris. Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Sunday, The New Cool.

Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, The Pacific Palm Court Orchestra, Sax Blue. Sunday, Encore Ladies ft. Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon tribute.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Shaka.

Argenton Hotel Friday, Shaka, Zachary Israel. Saturday, The DuoTones, DJ Tone. Sunday, Adrianna Mac Duo.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The Way.

Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Full Throttle.

Bar Petite Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Adrienne.

Battlesticks Bar Friday, Tim Rossington. Saturday, Madelyn. Sunday, Codi Kaye.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Sidetracked.

Beach Hotel Saturday, The Black Sails. Sunday, Sunday Avenue.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Troy Kemp.

Belmont 16s Friday, Mr James Band, Pete Gelzinnis. Saturday, The Years, Matt Semmens, Arj Barker. Sunday, Rich & Famous.

Belmont Hotel Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Project X.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Gen-X. Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Saturday, Hornet.

Boolaroo Bowling Club Friday, Matty G.

The Bradford Friday, The Way. Saturday, Early Daze.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Love Deluxe, Jun Wan, Monday Morning, NoFrills (glass house). Cactus, Smoke & Rain, Sunday Avenue (warehouse). Saturday, Tomas Truban, Nathaniel Garry, Ben & Tomek (glasshouse), Corpus, Bec Stevens, Shady Nasty, Suburban Haze (warehouse). Sunday, Neighbourhood Youth, Binge, Indigo Bloom.

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Catho Pub Saturday, Romney Watts. Sunday, Early Daze.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Paparazzi.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, Pete Hibbert.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Thursday, Elvis - An American Trilogy.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, V Dubs.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Phil McKnight.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, The Remedy. Saturday, Robbie T.

Colliery Inn Friday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Tim Broadway.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Angie.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Zac and Ben.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Code Red.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Ryan Daley, DJ Urby.

Customs House Friday, Dave Owen. Sunday, Jake Davey.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Megan Core.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Ben Travis.

Denman Hotel Sunday, James Naldo.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Matt McLaren.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Friday, Andrew G. Saturday, Hendo.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, State FX. Saturday, Anthology. Sunday, Big Pete.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Tailgate Drive.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Ash Mountain. Saturday, Hellbent.

Erringhi Hotel Friday, Pete Hibbert.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, The Search Party. Sunday, V-Dubs.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Sundays Record Duo. Saturday, Paparazzi. Sunday, Louis Burt.

Finnegans Saturday, Lady Lauren.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Marriah.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, The Bad And The Ugly. Sunday, Little Cents.

George Tavern Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Deuce.

Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, The Michael Griffin Quintet.

Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, Kev Walsh, Skyscraper Stan.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Joel Oakhill.

Greta Workers Club Friday, Rich and Famous.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Overload.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Mucho Sonar, Prehistoric Douche, The Grounds. Saturday, Foemen, e4444e, Skyepaint, Wzrd Scrs, dot.organ. 

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Code Red. Saturday, Bonny Rai, Misbehave. Sunday, Tim Rossington.

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, The Rumour Trio. Saturday, The Levymen. Sunday, The Blue Water Cowboys. 

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, The Years.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Hotel Delany Friday, Mark Wells. Saturday, Josh & Liv.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Shivoo.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Kent Hotel Saturday, The Smarts.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Hayden Johns.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Mark Lee. Sunday, Andrew G.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Holly Mae.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Planet of the 8's, Hawkmoth, Drugmother, Jesmond Roundabouts. Saturday, Hey Lady!, Bitchcraft, Chicko Rollmodels. Sunday, Kristen Lee Morris.

Lemon Grove Hotel Saturday, Murray Byfield.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Grace A Tribute to Jeff Buckley. Friday, Tapestry – The Songs of Carol King. Saturday, Andy Firth & Adam Miller. Sunday, The Wolfe Brothers, Hurricane Fall. Tuesday, Cardiff High School HSC Showcase.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Mark Hotel Friday, Jamie Martens.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, The New Cool Duo. Saturday, Alias.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Faves.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Sami Cooke. Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Matt McLaren Duo.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, The Andy Show. Saturday, The Leadbellies.

Merewether Surfhouse Sunday, Jason Bone.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, The Leadbellies. Sunday, Metro Muso’s Jam Session.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, All Access 80s. Saturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Tyler John.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Brien McVernon. Tuesday, Nano.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Steve Werren.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Bobby C.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, James Naldo.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Arj Barker, Josh & Liv. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Bobby C.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Uptown Duo.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Josh Callaway. Saturday, Jack Evans.

Pelican RSL Saturday, The Jungle Kings.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Jason Bone, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Plough Inn Friday, Hendo.

Potters Brewery Friday, Glen Harrison.

Premier Hotel Sunday, Overload.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, DLove Duo. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Phonic Trio, Ty Penshorn. Saturday, The Andy Show, Echo. Sunday, Love That Hat, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Kim.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Sun Hill Drive.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Ben Woodham.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Matt Scullion.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Stiletto. Sunday, Stu Morrison.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Counterpart.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, TK. Saturday, DLove Duo, Two Fires Chisel Show. Sunday, Tim Rossington.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Russell Snape. Saturday, Zane Penn.

Small Ballroom Friday, Moose Blood (UK), Hundredth (US), Sleepeaser. Saturday, Torren Foot, Kurtis Elms, Hooey, Will Freeth, Hayden Shepherd. 

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Rob Wilson. Saturday, Snape Trilogy.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Kevin O'Hara.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Merewether Fats Blues Jam. Friday, Imogen Clark. Saturday, Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs. Sunday, Port to Airlie semi-final 1.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Dean Dee.

Swansea Hotel Friday, Greg Bryce.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Allstar.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, CrocQ.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Junior and Luana. Saturday, Jon Matthews.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Alias Duo.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Triple Zero.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Jim Overend. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Lee Rolfe.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Mardmax.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Hayden Johns, DJ Perry Carter.

Weston Workers Saturday, All Access 80s.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Loko.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Gen-R-8. Saturday, Love That Hat. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEX Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Milestone. Saturday, KJ + Dave. Sunday, Witchlock, Ron Knight & the Daze Band.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Shawn Lidster.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Anyerin.


A Simple Favour (M) A mommy blogger in a small town discovers her best friend has vanished.

BlacKkKlansman (MA) Ron Stallworth, an African-American policeman successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

Book Club (M) Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles Fifty Shades of Grey. 

Capharnaum (E) Zain, a 12 year old boy, faces a judge. The Judge asks Zain “Why are you suing your own parents?” Zain replies, “For giving me life”. (Tower)

Christopher Robin (G) A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Crazy Rich Asians (PG) Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year. 

Edie (M) Leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure, 83-year-old Edie climbs the imposing Mt Suilven in Scotland. (Regal)

Kin (M) An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal.

Luis and the Aliens (PG) An 11-year-old boy makes friends with three loveable little aliens, who crash their UFO into his house. In return for Luis' help in finding the home-shopping channel stuff they came for, they save Luis from boarding school.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant. (Regal)

Megan Leavey (PG) Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. (Regal)

Mile 22 (MA) An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Ocean’s 8 (PG) Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. (Regal)

Slender Man (MA) A tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, is reputed to be responsible for the disappearance of countless children.

Tea With The Dames (M) Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century. (Regal)

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (PG) A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.

The Breaker Upperers (M) Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives. (Regal)

The Happytime Murders (MA) When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

The Incredibles 2 (PG) Bob Parr is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen is out saving the world.

The Insult (CTC) After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention. (Tower)

The Meg (M) After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

The Merger (M) A former professional football player returns to his country town after an abrupt end to his sporting career and is persuaded to coach the hapless local team, the Roosters. (Regal)

The Nun (MA) A priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

The Public Image Is Rotten (MA) British rock icon John Lydon and fellow bandmates recall the years they spent performing as Public Image Ltd. (Tower)

The Spy Who Dumped Me (MA) A pair of friends embark on an espionage adventure after one of them finds out her ex is a spy.

The Wife (M) A woman questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for literature.


Ajax in Iraq Ellen McLaughlin shows the timelessness of the impacts of war on soldiers, as it moves between scenes, classical Greek play and a parallel story set in today’s Iraq. Knock and Run, at Tantrum Studio, Merewether. Nightly until Saturday at 8pm.

Boundless Plains to Share Amusing and engaging look at the recent history of migration to Australia; developed and performed by drama and music students at San Clemente High School. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Tuesday, at 6.30pm.

The Best of the Best Favourite songs from 16 Tony Award-winning musicals, with the audience joining in singalongs. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Hall, Adamstown. Friday and Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm (final shows).

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Three actors deliver scenes from all 37 Shakespeare plays in a brisk, engaging and amusing way. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Friday, and Saturday at 8pm (final shows).