Still some lovely days in Ballarat as we all wait for the inevitable doom of winter. And there is still plenty to see and do if you want to get your dancing shoes on.
King Parrot will be belting out heavy grind when they hit Karova Lounge on Wednesday 25 April. Child Bite will be the support act and it’s only $20 to get in.
Alex The Astronaut and Stella Donnelly will be playing on Friday 27 April. Two of Australia’s most exciting songwriters have recently announced that they will be joining forces for a co-headline tour this April. Only twelve gigs across Australia, so making a stop-over in Ballarat is a real treat for us.
Kalimna Jazz is playing at Munster Arms on Saturday 28 April from 7pm. The two-piece outfit have been playing around the traps for several years now and piano and trumpet are two of the key instruments of any fabulous jazz duo, so it looks like a fine way to spend a Saturday night.
Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird will land at Karova Lounge on Friday 4 May. Over the past 18 months, the band have slowly been lifting their profile with some of their diverse songs. Electric Brown has some really great tracks on it, a sound that really reminds me of David Bowie and Bryan Ferry. The Melbourne Bitter EP will no doubt get a run also on the night and the melancholic tones of lead vocalist Lachy Rose will have you in a trance before you know it.
Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission will play a unique show on Saturday 5 May at The Cabaret Club (4/9367 Western Highway, Warrenheip). The band is embarking on another album which will be recorded in June and there will be a bunch of new stuff that will be played by the band. It’s $35 at the door or $30 pre-sale. The start time is relatively early at 8.30pm, so get on your bike. There is a courtesy bus that will make trips in and out of the CBD every hour. The pick-up and drop off point will be outside the old Suttons House Of Music.
Don’t miss out on The Clunes Booktown Festival as it is on again over the weekend of May 5 and 6. A great event for the local community and I can recommend a trip out to this event.
Coffee of the week is definitely Yellow Espresso, which is down the East end of Sturt Street. A very happening place and a great vibe!
By Glen Anderson