What’s on in Ballarat

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What’s on in Ballarat

The days are getting shorter and word around town is that there was a crackin’ 50th birthday party held at The Sporting Globe a few Sundays ago. Davey Lane, Ash Naylor, and Brett Wolfie were rumoured to have rocked the socks off a gathering of 80 people attending the party for local rubbish removal king, Poss! Thee Marshmallow Overcoat play covers from the ’60s and ’70s and are available for private parties. I can highly recommend the lads will give you and your friends the party of a lifetime! Look them up on Facebook under Thee Marshmallow Overcoat Appreciation Society.

Former Black Eyed Susan’s vocalist Rob Snarski will play at The Lost Ones Basement in Ballarat on June 15. Bringing with him one of Australia’s finest guitarists and producers, Shane O`Mara. Snarski is a class act and entry is. In 2015, Snarski recorded an album of eighteen songs requested by fans. Recorded on various devices in the kitchen, bedroom, or office, producer Shane Omara gave the tweaks and touch-ups needed to put the lid on an eclectic bunch of songs. A fabulous venue to see these guys as a duo.

Ferla have a really interesting sound reminiscent of the ’80s and we are lucky enough to have them come to Karova Lounge on Thursday, May 23. Two nights later, we have local indie pop-funk rockers Meraki Minds who will launch their new EP Persuade Me at Karova Lounge on May 25. Beautiful melodic guitars and rich melodies run throughout this EP. I took quite a liking to Knew Sun on the EP with its Cure-like guitars and driving rhythm. High energy progressive punk rockers The Kite Machine play Karova on June 1. This Geelong-based band have been quite successful and their hit Charlotte has had over 450k plays on Spotify! 2019 also saw the band release their 10 track self-titled LP.

The Eastern Hotel is not going to miss out on the action as they host psych-rock outfit Sapphire Street, Ivy Streep and local sweethearts Honey Hunter. Also, the noisy but ‘subdued” The Veins will kick off proceedings. The great thing about this gig is that it is only $10 to get in. Pencil July 6 into your diaries as Horace Bones plan to make a stopover in Ballarat on their Australasia Tour. Take your earplugs and be prepared to have your ears blown off as these guys tend to play at one speed and volume… fast and loud! Stay safe and look out for each other!

Written by Glen Anderson