What’s on in Ballarat

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What’s on in Ballarat

With the cooler months approaching, the fear of coming to Ballarat and freezing ya tootsies off becomes more prevalent for many musos! So, why not let some of the local acts have a crack?

Trucks are a local act who have recently recorded their first EP By The Time I Come Home. Stating their influences as Title Fight and Basement, deep lyrics and catchy tunes are the driving force behind the band’s way to connect with their audience. Fuzzy guitars, sad lyrics and punchy drums are will ring out throughout Ballarat on May 10 at Karova Lounge. It’s a Friday night and a perfect way to launch into your weekend. Support acts are Nervous Pedestrians, Meraki Minds and Matt Murray and the Durry Busters. Should be an absolute hoot of a night and you have the whole weekend to recover!

Don’t forget to get along to Mick Thomas and The Roving Commision when they play at Cabaret Club on May 11. It’s going to be a cracker of a night and it would be wise to get there early or get ya tickets beforehand.

On June 1, Old Melbourne Road (the band) will play at Cabaret Club. This will be one of the last chances to see the lads as several members are heading overseas. There are not many bands that come from Dunnstown and play traditional Irish/folk music. The So Long For Now Tour is guaranteed craic, so get yourself and ya buddies out there to dance the night away.

The Western Hotel put on a grand afternoon on Good Friday when the carpark rocked with Skyscraper Stan headlining an all-star line-up. Proceedings kicked off around 4pm and a great afternoon was had by all. A great idea and hopefully this gig will become a yearly thing. I love this Pub. The food is amazing…and Burger, Parma(?), tradie and steak nights all happen on respective nights of the week. Check their Facebook page for details. Music is always happening on a weekend and there are some great solo artists that get into the beer garden worth having a listen to whilst you down a coldie!

There is a great incentive happening in Ballarat at the moment with Life Is A Song, a workshop for people with mental health issues to participate in songwriting. Here is where to to register; [email protected].

Another great place to dine will soon be opening in Armstrong Street Nth. Winner Winner is a “sister” restaurant to the mighty Moon & Mountain. Deluxe fried chicken and Korean BBQ is the word on the street and of course… cold booze!

Written by Glen Anderson