The Newcastle and Hunter gig guide January 16 to 20

GIG OF THE WEEK: Cold Chisel have gotten the band back together for their Blood Moon tour, which comes to Hope Estate on Saturday with Birds Of Tokyo and Busby Marou.
GIG OF THE WEEK: Cold Chisel have gotten the band back together for their Blood Moon tour, which comes to Hope Estate on Saturday with Birds Of Tokyo and Busby Marou.


5 Sawyers Thursday, Jess Knaus. Friday, Duncan Woods, DJ Standing Ovation. Saturday, DJ Urby.

48 Watt Street Thursday, The Johnnys, East Coast Low, The Not Nots.

529 Terrace Bar Saturday, Blue Juice - Jake Stone DJ set.

Anna Bay Tavern Friday, 2 To The Floor. Saturday, Got It Covered. Sunday, Sami Cooke.

Argenton Hotel Sunday, Komiti Levai Duo.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Friday, Nick Rage.

The Badger's Lair - Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Rad Beligion, East Coast Low, Post Truth, Human Failure, Chicko Roll Models.

Bannisters Soldiers Point Thursday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Felix Quinn Band

Bar Petite Friday, CrocQ.

Beach Hotel Sunday, The V-Dubs.

The Beerhaus Saturday, Big Pete. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.

Belmont 16s Wednesday, Susan Penno & Lisa Budin. Friday, Dwayne Elix & The Engineers, Pete McCredie. Saturday, The Gaudrys, Ryan Daley. Sunday, John Noble.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, TK Vibes.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Ben Travis. Saturday, Overload.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Shooting Molly. Saturday, Solid Gold Party.

Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Phase III, Craig Thommo.

The Bradford Friday, Loaded Acoustics. Saturday, Boltman.

DUO: Bootleg Rascal return to the Cambridge on Saturday.

DUO: Bootleg Rascal return to the Cambridge on Saturday.

Burwood Inn Friday, Ngariki. Saturday, Caleb Coles.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Knocked Loose (USA), Jesus Piece (USA), Downside, Underminer. Saturday, Northlane, Gravemind (main room), Bootleg Rascal, A.Girl, Timi Temple, Bobby Dazzler's Sideshow Alley (warehouse). Sunday, Lil Spacely, Samson Gabriel, Didwatnow.

Cardiff RSL Club Thursday, Kristy James, Friday, ROX. Saturday, Stiletto.

Carrington Bowling Club Friday,John Larder. Sunday,Trakk 2.

Catho Pub Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Caves Beach Surf Club Sunday, Ryan Hemsworth.

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Friday, The After Party Duo. Saturday, Phonic Trio, Joy Duo. Sunday, Duncan Woods.

Central Leagues Club Friday, Jessica Cain. Saturday, Matt Semmens.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Jess Knaus. Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Big Pete.

Colliery Inn Friday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Kempy.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Angie.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Bliss Bomb. Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.

Customs House Friday, Chris Saxby. Sunday, ROX.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Matt Gaudry.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Troy Kemp.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, In The Audi.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Anthology. Saturday, Bad Paris. Sunday, Emile.

Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Jim Overend.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Pete Hibbert. Saturday, The Way.

Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Snowfish, Scuffs.

Finnegans Saturday, Nino Brown.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Mark Wells.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Outerphase. Sunday, Junior and Luana.

George Tavern Friday, Thomas James. Saturday, Dream Catchers.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Pratt-Price Collective.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Lenny Tranter & The Bagism Revelation. Sunday, Hannah Aldridge (USA), Katie Bates.

Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Hey Poncho.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Josh Drinkwater. Saturday, Jump.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Daybreak, Bloom, Belligerent, Spectre. Friday, The Crookeds. Saturday, Mystery Band, I Hate People, Bitchcraft, The Disappointments, White Knuckle Fever. Sunday, Terror (USA), Malevolence (UK), Ill Natured, Taken By Force.

Harrigan's Pokolbin Friday, Code Red.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Hummingbirds. Saturday, The Search Party. Sunday, Oran Vir.

Hope Estate Saturday, Cold Chisel, Birds Of Tokyo, Busby Marou.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, The Bad & The Ugly. Saturday, Bernie.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Crawford Brothers.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Komiti Levai Duo.

Imperial Hotel Maitland Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Sundays Record.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Dr. Zoom Duo. Saturday, Melbourne Street.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.

Kent Hotel Wednesday, Chris Saxby. Friday, TripleZero. Saturday, Project X. Sunday, The Bounty Hunters.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Dave Winnel.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, James Paul. Sunday, Marissa.

Lake Macquarie Hotel Morisset

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Cotton Sax & Strings. Sunday, Dave McCredie.

Lakeside Village Tavern Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Saturday, Area 51.

Lass O'Gowrie Hotel Friday, The Mild Times, New Dark, Nude, Award Bios. Saturday, Bandapalooza X ft. Zappo, MEER, Alter Ego, Diplazar, William John Jr, Mango Avenue, Fly You Fools, Lachy Fish, Koscheke.

Lizotte's Wednesday, Peta Mai, The Emerald Ruby, Tara Campbell. Thursday, The Official Blues Brothers Revue. Friday-Saturday, The Black Sorrows, Whistle Dixie. Sunday, The Beach Boys Show (lunch), Jerry Sally, Gina Jeffreys, Rod McCormack, Max Jackson (dinner).

Lucky Hotel Friday, DJ Tone. Saturday, Chris Grieve. Sunday, Sunday Republic.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, The Associates.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi.

Mattara Hotel Saturday, TomKat.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Mark Lee. Saturday, Loko.

Mayfield Hotel Saturday, Luke Davis.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Project X. Saturday, The Viper Creek Band. Sunday, Bernie.

Murray's Brewery Sunday, Tom Blake Duo.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Sisters From Different Misters.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Duncan Woods. Sunday, Wez Thompson.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Mark Wells. Sunday, Ryan Daley.

Newcastle Hotel Friday, Saylor & The Flavour, Mall Santa, Microwave Jonny.

Orana Hotel Sunday, The Crowdies.

Pacific Park Newcastle East Friday, Felix Quinn.

Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Scully. Saturday, Saving Jane.

Pelican RSL Club Saturday, Boys Light Up: Australian Crawl Tribute.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Jayde Corner, Dream Catchers. Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike. Sunday, Thomas James.

Plough Inn Friday, Jake Daulby.

Potters Brewery Friday, Matt McLaren.

CHILLED VIBES: The Beautiful Girls play Queen's Wharf Hotel on Saturday.

CHILLED VIBES: The Beautiful Girls play Queen's Wharf Hotel on Saturday.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Ryan Daley, 2GoodReasons. Saturday, The Beautiful Girls, Jackson Carroll, Mark Wells. Sunday, Fish Fry, Wharf Life.

Redhead Surf Club Sunday, Russell Hull.

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

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Altered State.

Royal Hotel Waratah Friday, Louis Burt.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Sunday Soul Sessions.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Louis Burt.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, The Feather Chain. Sunday, Jayde Corner.

Shaft Tavern Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, Jake Davey.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, 80s To The Max. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Jesse Vee.

Softys Clubhouse Sunday, Shrimp, Ayrley.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Jim Overend. Saturday, Rockabilly Duo.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Duncan Phillips, Great Aunt, Gareth Leach. Friday, Hannah Aldridge (USA), Jenny Mitchell (NZ), Natalie Henry. Saturday, Time On Earth, The Letter Tellers, Fingermae.

Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Total Recall.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Tony Remedios.

Swansea Hotel Thursday, Craig Thommo. Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Spank N' The Monkey. Sunday, Redline.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, Kelly Hope.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Club Sunday, CrocQ.

Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Craig Thommo.

Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Felix Quinn Band. Sunday, Anthology.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Siren.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Stairway To Zeppelin.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Sounds Of Sunday. Saturday, Greg Bryce. Sunday, Luke Davis.

Toronto Diggers Friday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Pocket Aces.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Jayde Corner.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Dave Carter. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.

Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Friday, Tim Usher. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Jake Daulby.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Mirrabooka.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Komiti Levai Duo. Saturday, Matt McLaren.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Ron Knight & The Daze Band.

Wests Nelson Bay Wednesday, Jess Knaus Duo. Thursday, Mark Wells Duo. Friday, The Levymen. Saturday, Snape & Son Duo. Sunday, Matt Gaudry.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Cruzers. Saturday, Lennon Through A Glass Onion, Iguana. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEX Saturday, Nick Rage.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Andy Abra Duo.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Club Esky. Saturday, Compadre Diablo, Mason Rack Band. Sunday, Phoenix Pritchard, Stormcellar.

Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Russell Snape.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Brendan Watson.


1917 Two young British soldiers during the First World War, are given an impossible mission: deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake's own brother, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (G) When an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.

Balloon (PG) Balloon is a German thriller that deals with the crossing of the inner German border of the families Strelzyk and Wetzel from the GDR to West Germany with a homemade hot-air balloon.

Bad Boys For Life (M) Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.

Bombshell (M) Based on the real scandal, the film is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

Cats (PG) A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Copellia (E) A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois' charming and funny Coppélia - a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes' delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole company. (Event, Kotara)

Dolittle (PG) After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.

Fisherman's Friends (PG) Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties. (Lake Cinema)

Frozen II (PG) Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Go! (PG) When Jack and his single mother move to a small town in Western Australia, he soon gets involved in the competitive world of go-kart racing. Jack's got natural talent but must learn to control his recklessness.

Hansard It's a summer's morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. (Civic Playhouse)

Jojo Rabbit (M) A lonely German boy's world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Jumanji: The Next Level (PG) The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect.

King Lear Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. (Civic Playhouse)

Little Women (G) Acclaimed actress, writer and director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) brings together a stellar cast in a new adaptation of the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott.

My Spy (PG) A hardened CIA operative finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

Pavarotti (PG) A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti. (Lake Cinema)

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

Spies In Disguise (PG) Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is ... not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise - transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic... pigeon.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (M) The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues.

The Addams Family (PG) You may think your family is weird but the outlandish and bizarre Addams Family, will have you thinking again.

The Gentlemen (MA) American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

The Good Liar (MA) Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes. (Lake Cinema)


Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing An afternoon of songs, poetry and audience singalongs with talented local performers; fund-raising show presented by Newcastle Theatre Company at its Lambton venue. Sunday, at 2pm.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue Musical comedy adapted from Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi's film script about a man just released from prison, who puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised. Lizotte's, Lambton. Thursday, dinner from 6pm, show from 9pm.

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