What’s On In The Rat

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What’s On In The Rat

Hello to all you lovely live music loyalists. Daniel here with what’s hot but not what’s not for the upcoming fortnight.
Thursday, July 10 the Karova Lounge has REMi, L-Fresh The Lion, WZRDKID and Mz Rizk lined up on stage. REMi is currently on a national tour to promote the release of his upcoming album. Supported by triple j, The Music, Acclaim and Niche. Tickets – $17.50.
Friday, July 11 the Babushka Bar has local talent Arkie T Williams and The Mudlarks playing. Entry – $8. The Karova Lounge has Mason, Harlott, Trigger and Hybrid Nightmares taking the stage. Entry – $12.
Saturday, July 12 the Babushka Bar has Dolphy’s Albatross playing. Entry – TBC. The Eastern is having a hip hop night with local artists Bogues, Elev8, Mr Ish, Krisdafari and DJ Bren set to spin some decks and rap some rhymes. Entry – TBC. The Karova Lounge has locals Rick Moranis Overdrive playing, supported by The Kremlings and Tsugnarly (who recently played a wicked gig at The Eastern). Entry – $10. The Main Bar enter this fortnight’s fray with Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds, supported by Ayleen O’Hanlon. Entry – $10.
Sunday, July 13 the Karova Lounge is open and has The Bennies, Jeff Rosenstock (USA) and Hightime playing live and loud. Entry – $12.
Wednesday, July 16 sees the Karova Lounge bearding it up on humpday with The Beards set to bring about a beardly entertaining evening with beards aplenty and beerds … sorry, beers sold across the bar. Tickets – $25.
Thursday, July 17 the Babushka Bar has Ciaram Granger with Sasha playing for their audience. Entry – TBC. The Karova Lounge has Circles, The Hazard Circular and Humality playing (almost ALL-round entertainment … that was so bad it had to be used). Tickets – $18.
Friday, July 18 the Babushka Bar has Lars Wallin and Glenn Musto playing. Entry – TBC. The Main Bar has Jackie Marshall playing, supported by James O’Brien. Entry – $10.
Saturday, July 19 and the Karova is having their 10th birthday. A decade of live music brought to you originally by Patrick O’Driscoll (Paddy-O) and then, when bought by Gary Wilson, he continued with the great music and line-ups we get, with help from the staff and booking team of course. They’ve put together a line-up of local bands and DJs to celebrate. Booked to play are Yacht Club DJs, Neon Love, Bel Air, Them 9’s and DJ Salinger. Tickets – $17. Miss you, Paddy.
And so that’s it for this fortnight’s line-up of what’s happening on the Ballarat local live original music scene. Remember, the Babushka Bar host free jam sessions on Sundays and The Eastern host open mic nights on Thursdays, this month introduced by Dave Savage. The Eastern also has free live music from 3 p.m. on Sundays.
For further information and more up-to-date details check out their websites or Facebook at:
The Babushka Bar/Lounge/Cafe/Gallery: evileye.com.au/babushkalounge.com
The Eastern: facebook.com/easternballarat
The Karova Lounge: karovalounge.com
The Main Bar: themainbar.com.au
Tickets to events hosted by The Karova Lounge can be bought from New Generation Clothing @ 26 Doveton St South, Ballarat.
Written by Daniel Lock