Lime Cordiale are on their way to Ballarat as the year rockets towards its end. Permanent Vacation was released last year and it’s a beautiful album dishing out lush blue-eyed soul, funk and rock-influenced pop. Lovely vocals and catchy hooks run right throughout the album and ‘Temper Temper’ was a bit of a stand-out track to me on the album. They arrive in sunny Ballarat on December 14 and have had an amazing year with the album topping the AIR charts and also rising to number 15 on the ARIA charts. It’s $24 to get in and it will be a great way to kick off your weekend.
The following night the White Blanks bring their atomic surf-rock sound to Ballarat. Having just come off their My Own Mess Tour, the boys are fired up to finish the year off with a real bang. Adelaide indie-punk band Siamese will be supporting on the night and you had better buckle yourself in for this gig, as it is going to go off like a frog in a sock.
Over at Cabaret Club,The Little Brass Band play on December 20. The quintet have been playing together for around fifteen years and the repertoire mainly consists of movie and television themes, opera, classical, traditional jazz and popular songs from today and yesteryear.
Hop Temple still have regular music on most weekends and are getting on the front foot with getting into the spirit of Christmas. The light show currently on display down the laneway is something special. On Wednesday’s until Christmas, they will have live carols, Santa and even SNOW! Follow them on Instagram to keep on top of what else is cracking.
Blues and Brews will no doubt attract a few punters on Sunday December 23 as it gives shoppers a chance to take a break from the hussle and bustle of the Festive season. The Freight Bar have started Karaoke night’s and the first one was a real scream according to Sarge down behind the Bar. $15 Burger nights are still great value and a Wednesday night at the Freight can break the week up just nicely. Trivia nights are always loads of fun too, so get a few friends together and book a table.
For something really out there, why not hit the Miners Tavern on December 14 for Drag Bingo. The Lane have Dave Anderson playing covers on the same night if you want to hear some covers as you wash the week away with a coldy. Stay safe and look out for each other.
Written by Glen Anderson