What’s On In the Rat?

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What’s On In the Rat?

Thursday, 12th June to Thursday, 26th June
Hello all that want to be individuals, Daniel here with what’s on the line-up in Ballarat’s primary live original music venues.
The Karova Lounge kicks off this issue’s agenda with the Hard-Ons playing tonight, Thursday, June 12th. This punk rock band has been setting standards in music since 1982 and they’re set to rock out with support from Clowns and Dead. So get a ticket from New Generation, The Regent Cinema or Oztix for $15+ and get set for a loud night. If you have work the following day and would prefer a more casual night, The Eastern has Adam Carrol taking over resident musical opener from Shifty Dunbar for Open Mic Thursdays this month.
Friday, 13th June and The Babushka Lounge has booked Tim Guy and Anika Moa (NZ). Entry – TBC. Bad Luck Friday is also a time travel to the ’90s with Karova hosting a ’90s-themed party – so, we got to pray that we make it Friday. Entry – $5.
The Main Bar hosts Luke Watt, supported by local lass Freya Hollick. So if you’re looking for some folk or blues, or both, this may be the place for you tonight. Entry – $10.
Saturday, 14th June has The Babushka Lounge hosting Steve Saxxon and Amy Francis. Entry – TBC. The Eastern has a line-up consisting of Swamp Moth, A Gazillion Angry Mexicans and Twin Ages. For some rock, roll on down to The Eastern and enjoy. Entry – TBC. The Main Bar has Bootleg Stroll and Skip Sail playing to their audience this night. So for a two-course serve of two-piece bands and possibly a two-course meal if you’re peckish and have the dollars, hit The Main Bar. Entry – $10.
Thursday, June 19th Karova has Dune Rats playing tunes, supported by local group Bel Air. Entry – $15.
Friday, June 20th Babushka Bar has solo artist Dave Savage playing. Entry – TBC.
Karova Lounge has Northeast Party House rocking the… house?! With support from Flamingo and Savannah Riot. Entry – $12.
Saturday, June 21st The Eastern has a bunch of rocking acts. Vinegar Hill, 80 Hundred and Wolf Ticket are booked to rock the night away and hopefully leave the neighbours undisturbed. Entry – TBC. The Main Bar has Just Add Moonshine playing. Entry – $10.
Well, so concludes our update this fortnight. Remember, every Thursday is Open Mic at The Eastern with the Adam Carrol opening the night and breaking the silence for others willing to get up and have a go. Also, The Eastern has FREE live music Sunday afternoons; and same days, over at Babushka Bar, is open mic, comedy or music jamming. So if you’re an artist in the previously mentioned arts get to a venue of your choosing and try it out on stage.
Written by Daniel Lock