The Newcastle and Hunter gig guide for October 24 to 29

MAIDEN YEAR: Make sure you roll into town early on Saturday because Newcastle diva Georgie Jones will kick-start Wollombi At The Station at noon. Picture: Paul Dear
MAIDEN YEAR: Make sure you roll into town early on Saturday because Newcastle diva Georgie Jones will kick-start Wollombi At The Station at noon. Picture: Paul Dear


5 Sawyers Wednesday, Kylie Jane. Thursday, Spuz, Laura Higgins. Friday, Beth Gleeson, DJ Justeez. Saturday, DJ Perry Carter.

529 Terrace Bar Friday, DJ Santiago. Saturday, Voodoo.

Abermain Hotel Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.

Adamstown Uniting Church - The Dungeon Friday, Slapjack, Honey Hills, Midway, Chop (all ages).

Albion Hotel Singleton Friday, Kaylah Anne.

Anna Bay Tavern Friday, Kristo & King. Saturday, Paparazzi. Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Argenton Hotel Sunday, Junior and Luana.

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

Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

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

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Fuelstar.

Belmont 16s Wednesday, Roland Storm, Milton Ward. Friday, Matchbox, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Dami Im, Gen-X, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Bloom.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Bennett Hotel Friday, Ngariki.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, The Years. Saturday, LoKo. Sunday, Jumpin Jukebox.

The Bradford Friday, Outerphase. Saturday, The Versions.

Bulahdelah Bowling Club Saturday, The Line Burners.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Katchafire (NZ), Jemere Morgan (JAM), Te Mana. Friday, Client Liaison (main room), Flight To Dubai, Dr. Sure's Unusual Practice, Ahlia Williams (warehouse). Saturday, CRAZE ft. Ian Munro. Sunday, Golden Features (DJ set) (main room), Mission: Banana, Dande and The Lion, Liquid Joy (warehouse).

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, All Access 80s. Saturday, Shivoo.

Carrington Bowling Club Friday,Huckleberry. Sunday, Barry Morgan's World Of Organs.

Catho Pub Sunday, Dirty Deeds - AC/DC Show.

Caves Beach Surf Club Sunday, Bob Allan.

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Friday, Kazzie Duo. Saturday, Evergreen. Sunday, Howard Shearman.

Central Leagues Club Friday, Matt Semmens.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.

Civic Theatre Friday, Sounds In The Spotlight.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Jumpin Jukebox. Saturday, Jim Overend, Boney Rivers, The Smarts, Loose Bazooka.

Club Maitland City Friday, Stayin Alive - One Man's Tribute To Barry Gibb & The Bee Gees. Saturday, Tom Christie.

Colliery Inn Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Bernie. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Cotton Sax & Strings.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Wayne Dufty.

Customs House Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Dave Carter.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Dreamcatchers.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Vivian.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Alias. Saturday, Anthology. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.

Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Mardmax. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Phonic. Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Under Scrutiny.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Jake Daulby. Saturday, The Tantrums.

Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Mild West, The Night.

Finnegans Saturday, Moji.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Bliss Bomb. Sunday, Paparazzi.

George Tavern Friday, Chris Saxby. Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Mathew Woodcock Project.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Lachlan X. Morris, The Med Heads. Sunday, The Blues Bombers.

Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Friday, Hey Poncho. Saturday, The Walking Phoenix Duo.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Darren Gould.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Crawford Brothers. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Hamilton Station Hotel Wednesday, Munt, Warpath, Maggot Cave, Carnal Viscera. Thursday, Low-Key Affair, What You're Made Of, Save The Humans. Friday, The Grounds, Motherlode, The Culture Industry, Minor Surgery, The No-Ones. Saturday, Thraxas, I Hate People, Age Of Emergence, Vultures Ate Corpses in Towers Of Silence.

SALUTE: Kasey Chambers performs her album The Captain at NEX on Saturday.

SALUTE: Kasey Chambers performs her album The Captain at NEX on Saturday.

Harrigan's Pokolbin Friday, Felix Quinn. Saturday, John Larder, Modern History. Sunday, Tom Kat Duo.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Hiss & Crackle Records Saturday, Brightness.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Mak. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Felix Quinn Band.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Dos Eager.

Imperial Hotel Maitland Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Alias.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Paparazzi. Saturday, The Years.

Kahibah Sports Club Friday, Shivoo.

Kent Hotel Wednesday, Kristy James. Friday, Overload. Saturday, The Core. Sunday, Crawfish Stew.

King Street Friday, Lockdown. Saturday, Anthems.

Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Duncan Woods.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, Georgie James.

Lakeside Village Tavern Friday, Troy Kemp.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, DLove Duo. Saturday, TK Vibez. Sunday, Chris Saxby.

Lass O'Gowrie Hotel Wednesday, Let's Get Folked hosted by Jack Cosatto. Friday, Red City, Knifey Spoonie, Not A Chance. Saturday, Courtnxxy, Will Freeth, Estaban Deluxe, Droplets, Sol C, Z4KLND, Vicious Beats.

Lizotte's Wednesday, Alex Smith. Friday, Dragon. Saturday, Tm Freedman. Sunday, Luke O'Shea & Lyn Bowtell.

Lucky Hotel Friday, DJ Tone. Saturday, Marissa. Sunday, Austin Mackay.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Redline. Saturday, Bad Paris.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Anyerin Trio.

Mattara Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Pete McCredie.

Mayfield Ex-Services Thursday, Saving June. Friday, Tom Christie. Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Merewether Bowling Club Sunday, Helen & Friends.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Thirsty Merc, DJ Angelo, Rox. Saturday, Amigos, DJ Smashup. Sunday, Tyler John.

Murray's Brewery Saturday, Dan Mani. Sunday, Nano.

Nag's Head Hotel Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Pap & That.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Mark Lee.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Tim Harding.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Ryan Daley.

Newcastle Entertainment Centre Friday, Jimmy Barnes, Jet, Karen Lee Andrews.

Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Slowly Slowly, Totty, Mad Snake, Poolclvb.

NEX Saturday, Kasey Chambers, Charlie Collins.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Nano. Saturday, John Larder. Saturday, Dennis Val.

Pelican RSL Club Saturday, No Exit - The Angels Show.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Boney Rivers, Hi-Fi Days. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo. Sunday, Jake Davey.

Plough Inn Friday, Sami Cooke.

RAW: Catch Jimmy Barnes on Friday at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

RAW: Catch Jimmy Barnes on Friday at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

Potters Hotel Friday, Karen O'Shea.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Rod Payne's Hillbilly Bop Safari. Saturday, Bleu Collective. Sunday, Holiday Basement.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Bad Paris, Jessica Cain. Saturday, Megan Core, Tommy Gun. Sunday, The Years, Wharf Life.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Tommy Gun. Saturday, Misbehave.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Bliss Bomb.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Half Nelson. Sunday, Mark Lee.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Kellie Cain.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Code Red. Sunday, Brenton Williams.

Shaft Tavern Friday, Ngariki. Sunday, Holly Wilson.

Shinnies Hotel Sunday, Southpaw.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Prahlad. Saturday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, New Black Shades.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Darren Gould.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Glory Days - The Springsteen Experience.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Blue Suede Boppers.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Trataka.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Geoff Achison. Friday, Tori Forsyth. Saturday, Floyd Vincent and The Temple Dogs. Sunday, Fiona Boyes.

The Station Saturday, Wollombi At The Station ft. Tijuana Cartel, Highlife with Bassidi Kone, Dave Orr Band, The Ninth Chapter, Minnie Marks, The Hamilton Alpine Club, Declan Kelly, Liam Gale & The Ponytails, Diplazar, Georgie Jones.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Jim Overend. Sunday, Overload.

Swansea Hotel Thursday, Kellie Cain. Friday, Brenton Williams. Saturday, Downtown. Sunday, Kristo & King.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Got It Covered. Sunday, Oran Vir.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, John Larder.

Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Sydney Junction Hotel Friday, Dave McCredie. Saturday, Sundays Record. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, The Perpetrators.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Brazilian Brothers. Saturday, Tim Usher.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.

Toronto Hotel Sunday, Tailgate Drive.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Pocket Aces.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Steve Werren. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.

Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Friday, Sari Jade & Spike. Saturday, Katie & Feff.

Wallsend Sporties Friday, Steve Werren.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Andrew G.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Ron Knight. Sunday, Morning Glory.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Ben Travis. Saturday, City Beats Duo.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests Nelson Bay Friday, Dami Im, The Levymen. Saturday, The Big Bang. Sunday, James Paul.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Cruzers. Saturday, The Rumour Trio. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests City Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Wayne Dufty.

Wickham Park Hotel Wednesday, Glovers Lane. Friday, Harry's Lookout. Saturday, Paula & Owen, Pornskas, Outliers, Chicko Roll Models. Sunday, Jungle Duo, Marshall & The Fro.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, TK Vibez.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, The Andy Show.


Abominable (G) When a group of friends encounter a young Yeti, they embark upon an quest to reunite the creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.

After The Wedding (M) A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

Beautifully Broken (M) As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Bigil (CTC) Story revolves around a football coach; who struggles to fulfill the dream of his late friend and seeks out revenge on the death of his best friend. (Event, Glendale)

Cats (PG) A cat named Blanket has long been living in a high-rise apartment in the city with his son, Cape. One day, curious about the outside world, Cape decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise.

Dora & the Lost City of Gold (PG) Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for high school.

Downton Abbey (PG) The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

Gemini Man (M) An innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.

Hustlers (MA) Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Joker (MA 15+) A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.

Made In China (CTC) The story of a failed Gujarati businessman, who jumps into the unknown world of China to get a once in a life time business idea, which will change his life. (Event, Glendale)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG) The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists.

Parasite (MA) Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant. (Regal)

Pavarotti (M) From two-time Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, comes a documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti.

Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue (G) The pups have built an awesome race track and are ready to be the pit crew for their race hero.

Ready Or Not (MA) A young bride joins her new husband's rich, eccentric family in a time-honoured tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.

Ride Like A Girl (PG) The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (M) A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her 10-year-old son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal (Event)

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (PG) When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck's sister Silver and team up with pigs to forge an unsteady truce.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (M) A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (Regal)

Zombieland: Double Tap (MA) Four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.


Arsenic and Old Lace A man learns when visiting two spinster aunts that they have been poisoning lonely old men for years; farcical look by writer Joseph Kesselring at plays involving murder. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, plus a 2pm on Sunday (final shows).

Mamma Mia A young woman searches, on the eve of her wedding, to discover the identity of her father, inviting her mother's former three boyfriends to attend; musical with songs by ABBA. The Very Popular Theatre Company, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday, at 7.30pm; then Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm, until November 9.

Matilda: The Musical Bright musical version of Roald Dahl's book about a determined young girl who takes a stand against oppressive people; first Newcastle production. Hunter School of the Performing Arts, at the Hunter Theatre, Broadmeadow. Thursday to Saturday at 7pm; 11am on Thursday and Saturday.

The Ugly One Marius Von Mayenburg's comedy looks at the reactions men and women have when an ugly man has his face transformed by a cosmetic surgeon. Hunter Independent Theatre Company, at Newcastle Theatre Company, Lambton. Nightly until Saturday, at 8pm, plus 2pm Saturday.

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