Ballarat Blog #664

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Ballarat Blog #664

As cool southerlies start to chill locals to the core, hibernation is about to set in for many up here in the Rat. Do not despair however, as there are still plenty of shows worth getting out to see.

Easy Browns Truckstop Chicken Jam Band (say that with a mouth full of maltesers!) have just smashed out their first full length album titled Evil. Describing themselves as a weird three piece punk band, they have evolved into an amalgamated monster of funky punk junk with driving forces of pure rock and roll madness! You may just have to witness this mouthful in person on the 19th of May at Karova Lounge. Tickets are only $8.

On my travels around town recently, I spotted a ‘must see’ event. DYLAN esque ( the Bob Dylan story) is coming to town on June 10 at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts. The two-hour event will feature all of your favourites like Blowin’ In The Wind, Rolling Stone, Lay Lady Lay and Hurricane will all be played on this wonderful night. Tickets can be purchased at or have a look at the website if you need more info at

Melbourne based French gypsy jazz band Ultrafox are playing at Suttons House Of Music on May 19. It`s been a good year since the trio came to Ballarat, so get on down to support these guys. It`s a bargain to get in at $10. Mick Thomas will play the following night and this will be a night to remember.$35 to get in to see one of Australia’s best singer/songwriters. Raised By Eagles are the support act and I can highly recommend these guys. Having punched out two albums in the space of two years, they are currently in the process of recording their third. Going for a bigger more electric sound with the new record, it’s exciting times ahead for the country rock pop group from Melbourne. Described as being “the kind of songs you fall in love with on first listen” by songbird Liz Stringer, makes the night even more inviting.

On the gastronomic front, the Red Door Pizza in Buninyong do a nice gourmet pizza and home made pasta is now on the menu also. Open from Wed-Sun, the café is decked out beautifully and settling in for a glass of red and some fine Italian fare is easy done here.

Written by Glen Anderson