Tune in for what’s happening in the Newcastle gig scene


NESTING: Melbourne Americana band Raised By Eagles are stopping in for two shows at Maitland’s Grand Junction Hotel this weekend.MUSIC5 SawyersFriday, DJ Standing Ovation.Saturday,DJ Alessandro.Sunday,CrocQ& Friends.

Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Deborah Humble.

Anchorage Port StephensSunday, Lachlan Edwards.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Joy Duo.

Australia Hotel CessnockSaturday,Craig Thomson Duo.

Avon Valley InnSaturday, Secret Society.

Bar Petite Friday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Michael Peter.

Battlesticks BarThursday, Sarah Christine.Friday, Nano.Saturday,James Naldo.Sunday, Aqwa.

Beach Hotel Sunday, Geoff Achison.

Belmont 16sFriday, Matchbox,Megan Core.Saturday, Cruzers,Hayden Johns.Sunday, 2 Left Feet.

Belmont Hotel Sunday, Kristy James.

Belmore HotelSaturday, Evergreen.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, The Years. Saturday, Sundays Record.

Boolaroo Bowling Club Friday, Darren Gould.

The BradfordFriday, Reggie Sinclair.Saturday, Minute By Minute.

Bulahdelah Bowling ClubFriday, Layth Gunn.

Burwood InnFriday,Ngariki.

Cambridge HotelThursday, Lanks, Essie Holt, Tyne-James Organ. Friday, Sundaze (glasshouse),No Oaths, Suburban Haze, Spit Chewy, Underlay (warehouse). Sunday,Port Royal,Southern End,Something Something Explosion,Surf Trash,Fungas,Smoke & Rain.

Catho PubSaturday, Shawn Lidster.Sunday, Club Esky.

Central Charlestown Leagues ClubFriday, Anyerin.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Four To The Floor.

Cessnock Leagues Club Thursday, Travis Collins, Viper Creek Band, Mickey Pye.Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Christ Church CathedralSunday,Christ Church Camerata & the Festival Strings.

Clarendon HotelFriday, Matty G.

Club CatalinaFriday,Smokin Rosie.

Club LemonTree Friday, Redline. Saturday, Viper Creek, Pistol Pete.

Club Maitland City Friday, Joel Oakhill.

Colliery Inn Friday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Damien.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, James Naldo.

Commercial Hotel MorpethFriday, Replay.Saturday, Jamie Martens.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Friday, The Lounge Lizards. Saturday, Iced Novo ft. East Coast Low, Bitchcraft, Cherry Stain, The Buzzard Mix, Motherlode, Kahibah Brass. Sunday, Witchlock and the Blues Wizards.

Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, DJ Z4KLND,Lauren Arms.

Customs HouseFriday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, Anyerin.

Cypress LakesFriday, Josh Barnett.Saturday, Emily Smith.

D’Albora Marina Sunday, Matty G.

Duke Of WellingtonFriday, Daniel Arvidson.Saturday, Frick NOrson.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Cotton.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Edgeworth Bowling ClubFriday, The V Dubs. Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Edgeworth TavernFriday, Amigos.Saturday, Zac and Ben.

Exchange HotelSaturday, Bad Paris.Sunday, Uptown.

Finnegans Saturday, Luke La Beat.

Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday,Soundscape.

Gateshead TavernFriday, The Hitpit.Sunday, Jamie Martens Duo.

George Tavern Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Shaka.

Grain Store Sunday, JJ King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday,Adrian Cunningham Quartet.

Grand Junction Hotel Saturday-Sunday, Raised By Eagles.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Mardy Leith.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, StateFX.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday,Lunar Umbra, 2nd City, New Boon. Friday,Firefish, Pitchfork,Virescent. Saturday,Taken By Force,Overlord BD,Overpower,Napalm,Temple Of Athena. Sunday,Boots Porter, Jack Lundie, India.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Shaka. Saturday, Greg Bryce, The Smarts. Sunday, The Levymen.

Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, The Faves.

Holmesville Hotel Friday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Honeysuckle HotelFriday, Tre Soul.Saturday, Soundabout.Sunday, Loko.

Hotel CessnockFriday, Jamie Martens.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Echo.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Deuce.

Jewells TavernSaturday,A Tribute To Pearl Jam & Powderfinger.

Kent Hotel Friday, Gen-X.

King Street Hotel Friday, Marlo, Avao. Saturday, Enschway.

Lake Macquarie TavernFriday,Kazzie.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubFriday, Deborah Sinclair.Sunday, James Naldo.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Code Red.

Lambton Park HotelFriday, Aqwa.

Lass O’GowrieFriday,Los Pintars,Huckleberry & The Traditional Allsorts.Saturday,Sleepeaser,New Boon,Landon Elliot River.Sunday,Arcades & Lions,Oilbaron,Rachel Maria Cox,Floral Sheets.

Lizotte’sThursday, Jade Holland, Piper Butcher. Friday, Mental As Anything, Piper Butcher. Saturday,Jason Owens sings John Denver. Sunday, Kaki King (US). Tuesday, Albert Lee (UK).

Lucky Hotel Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mark HotelFriday, Brendan Watson.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Overload. Saturday, Sunhill Drive. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Maryland TavernSaturday, Jade Holland Band.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, Early Daze.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, Boltman. Saturday, Trataka.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,Two Fires – Cold Chisel show.Saturday, Snape Trilogy Band.Sunday,Max Jackson.

Morriset Country ClubSunday, Maryanne Rex.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Holly Mae Wilson.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Rox Pianoman.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Witchery.

Nelson Bay Bowling ClubFriday, Tim Usher.

Nelson Bay DiggersFriday,Jade Holland.Saturday, The Levymen.Sunday, Megan Core.

Nelson Bay Golf ClubSaturday, Dave Carter.

Newcastle Conservatorium Thursday, Beyond Time. Friday, Schubert Songs. Saturday, Michael Lampard &Ross Fiddes, Deborah Humble.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubFriday, Jason Bone.Sunday, Love That Hat.

Northern Star HotelFriday, Brent Murphy.Saturday, Sarah Christine.

Paxton Bowling ClubSaturday, Bobby C.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Big Night Out.

Pelican RSL Saturday, Overload.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Glen Harrison, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Joel Proctor. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Plough InnFriday, Sami Cooke.

Potters Brewery Friday, Kaylah Anne.

Premier Hotel Sunday, The Smarts.

Prince of Wales HotelFriday, Prestige Inc.Saturday, Ngariki.

Queens Wharf HotelFriday, Iguana,Tom Christie.Saturday, Jason Bone,Lithium.Sunday,Hummingbirds,Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Rox Pianoman.

Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, Kristy James.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoFriday, Allan Freihaut.Sunday, Stu Morrison.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Michael Hawke.

Seabreeze HotelFriday, Dos Eager.Sunday, Scully.

Shenanigans at the ImperialFriday, The Andy Show.Saturday, Grant Walmsley Duo.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday,Nico.Saturday, Aqwa,DV8.Sunday,Dean Kyrwood.

Shortland HotelFriday, Darren Rolling Keys. Saturday, Brendan Murphy.

Small Ballroom Friday, Jones The Cat,New Boon,Indigo Bloom,Save The Humans. Saturday,Motorik Vibe Council.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Paul Watters. Saturday, Blue Suede Boppers.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial, Jason Walker & The Tender Mercies. Saturday, The Urban Chiefs. Sunday, Passport To Airlie heat 2.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Willy Wagtail. Sunday, Elissa Kate.

Stockton RSLClub Saturday, Kiss The Frog. Sunday, The Years.

Swansea Hotel Friday, Michael Bryers. Saturday, Darren Rollings Keys Duo. Sunday, Beau Hatch Band.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Purple Hearts.

Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Stu Morrison.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Jayde Corner.

Tilligerry RSLFriday, Craig Thomson Duo.Saturday, Bernie.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Leeroy & Ross. Saturday, BrendanMurphy. Sunday, Robbie Long.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Mardmax.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, Joel Oakhill.

Wangi Wangi RSLClub Sunday, Rocking Jukebox Duo.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Deuce.

Westfield KotaraSaturday, Matt Gaudry.

Wests CardiffSaturday, Hummingbirds.

Wests New LambtonThursday,Angamus.Friday,2GoodReasons.Saturday, Ted Mulry Gang,Marissa + 2. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEXSaturday, The Big Bang.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Phil McKnight.

Wickham Park HotelFriday, DV8. Saturday, Little Cents,Porkers + Plan C.Sunday, John Larder,Floyd Vincent & the Temple Dogs.

Windale Gateshead Bowling ClubFriday, Early Daze.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Codi Kaye.

MOVIESAndy Irons – Kissed by God (M)A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons.

Ant-Man and The Wasp(PG)As Scott Lang balances being a super hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present a new mission.

BlacKkKlansman (MA)Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed 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 the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey.

Duck Duck Goose (PG)A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south. (Event, Glendale)

Elvis – ’68 Comeback Special (CTC)See the iconic television special starring singer Elvis Presley, that originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched his singing career.

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

Mission: Impossible –Fallout(M)Ethan Hunt and his IMF team are in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

On Chesil Beach(M)An insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing, bound by the social mores of another era.

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

The Darkest Minds (M) Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

The Equalizer 2(MA)A sequel to the the 2014 film, which is based on the TV series about a retired agent who’s a hired gun for vengeance.

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

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 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.

The Workshop (M)Antoine attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of Olivia, a famous novelist. (Tower)

THEATREAll’s Well That Ends WellThe romance between a young count and an attractive womangoes through many trials and tribulations in Shakespeare’s comedy – will all end well?Reamus Youth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, untilSeptember 1, plus 2pm Sunday on August 19 and 26.

The Best of the BestFavourite songs from 20 Tony-award winning musicals, with theaudience joining in singalongs. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Hall, Adamstown. Fridayand Saturday, until September 8 – dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm; plus 2pmshow-only Sunday on August 26 and September 2.

PinocchioEngaging musical adaptation by Novocastrians William Ford and Glenda Price ofCarlo Collodi’s novel about a wooden puppet who becomes a live person. Young People’sTheatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows).

We Will Rock YouMusical comedy based on the songs of British rock band Queen whichlooks at a future where a group of bohemians struggle to get a ban on live music withdrawn.Metropolitan Players, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Wednesday,Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until September 1, plus Saturday at 2pm, and a Sunday 2pmshow on August 26.

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