PARADISE NOT LOST If The Choirboys’ Christmas show cancellation at Lizotte’s last month due to illness left you in struggle town, don’t despair. The pub rock legends are headed back to Lizotte’s next Friday to play all their hits like Run To Paradise, Boys Will Be Boys and Never Gonna Die.
MAKING NOISE Sacramento screamo band Dance Gavin Dance will be kicking up their heels at the Small Ballroom on March 1. The five-piece released their eighth album Artificial Selection last year and recently recorded a cover of Third Eye Blind’s 1997 smash Semi-Charmed Life.
ROGER THAT Alejandro Escovedo’s Newcastle live debut has gotten even more appealing. The American-Mexican rock chameleon has invited legendary You Am I frontman Tim Rogers to accompany him for his March 5 show at Lizotte’s. The 68-year-old Escovedo has previously performed with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, David Hidalgo and Lucinda Williams, so Rogers is joining esteemed company.
SUGAR HIT Forster’s indie-pop artist Jack River teamed up with electro heavyweights Peking Duk to release a collaborative single on Friday. Sugar is poppy as the name suggests and you suspect it’ll be receiving plenty of radio attention.
GIVING A HOOT Newcastle-Wollongong punk band Jacob will perform for their biggest ever audience after they were added to the Farmer & The Owl festival line-up.
The March 2 show takes place at Wollongong’s McCabe Park and includes American dream pop band Beach House, surf-rockers Hockey Dad and Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis.