ON FIRE Anybody lucky enough to catch Tasmania’s Claire Anne Taylor on stage at Dashville or performing with William Crighton knows her whiskey-soaked voice carries real emotion. Taylor has established a following in the Hunter and is returning to Maitland’s Grand Junction Hotel on February 10 to launch her new three-track EP All The Words, which dropped on Thursday.
UNI ROCKS The Bar On The Hill is often cited as one of the more under-utilised music venues in Newcastle, but there are signs the Callaghan campus could see greater action in 2019. Already indie-soul star Meg Mac is scheduled to play the university bar on May 8 and we’re hearing a major Australian rock band will next week announce their return to Newcastle for a Bar On The Hill show in March.
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ALL THAT JAZZ 48 Watt St will again become 48 Bourbon St when the tastes of New Orleans return to Newcastle on February 15 and 16. The inaugural 48 Bourbon St sold-out two nights in 2018 and is expected to once again, with chef Harry Callinan offering an Louisiana-inspired menu. The musical entertainment will be provided by The Rehab Brass Band and Don Hopkins Duo.
VEGE OUT Sydney 10-piece New Orleans street act Hot Potato Band are bringing their party vibes to the Small Ballroom next Friday. Last month Hot Potato Band released their new single Positive Vibrations and they spent New Year’s Eve entertaining the Woodford Folk Festival.
WAR ZONE The Small Ballroom is also hosting US hardcore band Modern Life Is War on March 7. The five-date tour will be supported by Sydney’s Homesick.