Radar Illawarra: the week's music news

Missy Higgins will play Thirroul during  her only tour of 2014.

Missy Higgins will play Thirroul during her only tour of 2014.

  • Californian punk legends NOFX will bring their trademark chaos to Australia in November. The band have booked a date at Waves Nightclub on November 9.
  • Missy Higgins will squeeze in one last tour before she gives birth to her first child early next year. With OZ about to be released, she will soon run around the country with a gig at Anita's Theatre slated for October 9.
  • Scott Russo of Unwritten Law, and Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon, will team up for a string of acoustic dates. The "Christmas double header" pulls into Waves on December 23.
  • In other tour news; Lior plays the Heritage Hotel on September 28; Tim Rogers is at Anita's on August 30, and Dick Diver is there September 12; while Steve Smyth is here twice, playing Howlin Wolf on September 19 and Anita's on December 4.
  • Hardcore band Vices have announced two tours for the coming months. First they step out on their own headliner dates around regional Australia, playing with Ambleside and Hourglass on 14 dates from Orange to Mildura, including Rad Bar on October 7 - then they will tour around the country with Canadian band Counterparts in November and December.
  • Rock'n'roll outfit Born Lion have been announced to play the Blurst Of Times festival in Brisbane in October, alongside DZ Deathrays and the Hard Ons.
  • Local producer Acaddamy was recently named #23 on Stoney Roads' list of Top 25 Producers Of The Year - nice one!
  • The Walking Who will play a free party sponsored by tastemaker label I Oh You at the New Brighton in Manly on September 11.
  • I went along to the final of the Original LP Band Comp last weekend - now that was a huge night of local music. Young band Glab won the overall competition with some really interesting alt-rock, with Furious Monk and Chuparosa rounding out the top three. An awesome night showing off how strong the local music scene really is - kudos to Lincoln Piper for putting it all together.
Rockers Born Lion have been chosen  to play the Blurst Of Times festival in Brisbane in October, alongside DZ Deathrays and the Hard Ons.

Rockers Born Lion have been chosen to play the Blurst Of Times festival in Brisbane in October, alongside DZ Deathrays and the Hard Ons.

Gig guide

  • Bruce, Grenadiers, Stockades, Oslow – Rad, Friday
  • Like Thieves, Self Is A Seed – Unibar, Friday
  • Nick Sky, Sofia Smithers – Alibi, Friday
  • Jessica Allen – Howlin Wolf, Friday
  • Déjà vu with The Only, Alex Flatner – The Grand, Saturday
  • Michelle Xen, Selahphonic – Rad, Saturday
  • Project Harp with Mitch McPherson – Harp Hotel, Sunday
  • Dead Town Nothing, Jacob – Rad, Sunday
  • Beaten Bodies – Rad, Thursday
  • King Buzzo – Anita’s, next Friday
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