TAKING A STAND: Luke Vasella will celebrate Metgasco's departure at the Sphinx Rock cafe.
TAKING A STAND: Luke Vasella will celebrate Metgasco's departure at the Sphinx Rock cafe. Blue Tulip Imaging

This week's gig guide

Thursday - September 17

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Sunset Strip 8.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Bellylaugh Comedy open mic with Ellen Briggs 8pm
  • Lismore Heights Sports Rec Club: Square dancing 4.30pm and 7.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Sarah Grant 6.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Scott Day-Vee 8.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Rob Saric 6pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Nathan Kaye 7pm
  • Timber Slab Factory, Mullumbimby: The Biggest Little Town Choir 6pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Jason Lowe 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Pebbles 9pm

Friday - September 18

  • Bangalow Hotel: Kiarra Jack 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Luke & Sebastian 5pm; Lepers and Crooks 9pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Zahlu & The Alchemists of Sound 7.30pm
  • Byron Theatre, Byron Community Centre: Lennon - Through a Glass Onion 8pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Luke Vassella 7.30pm
  • Club Banora: The Chris Cook Band 7.30pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Casino: Jabiru 8pm
  • Commercial Hotel Broadwater: Billy James 8pm
  • Coraki Hotel: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Ginger Pig, Byron Bay: Gingery Fridays DJs 8pm
  • Henry Rous, Ballina: DJ B-Rett 9.30pm
  • Hotel Brunswick: Simon Doe 7pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Occa Rock 8.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main Lounge - Happy Daze Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market: Sundowners 8am
  • Nimbin Hotel: Kellie Knight 7.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Scott Day-Vee 9.30pm
  • Saltbar Beachbar and Bistro, South Kingscliff: Andy Jans-Brown 8.30pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Joe & Lockie 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: The Dirty Channel 8pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Key To The Highway 7pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: James Thompson and The Strange Pilgrims 7.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Marshall O'Kell 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Oval 9pm

Saturday - September 19

  • Alstonville Farmers Market: Hayley Grace 9am
  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk - Richie Williams 6.30pm; First Floor - Eurogliders 8.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Levon J Conlon 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Rhythm and Cutloose 9pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Andy Jans-Brown Trio 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Push 8pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Casino: Pirate Party with Laybak Duo 8pm
  • Commonwealth Hotel, Casino: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Coraki Hotel: Richmond River Country Music Club 11am
  • Ginger Pig, Byron Bay: Stepping Out with DJ Bango 8pm
  • Goonellabah Tavern: Sunset Strip 80s Rock night 9pm
  • Henry Rous, Ballina: Live band 100 Hot JJJ's 9.30pm
  • Hotel Brunswick: Bigsy D Boneyard 7pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Inside Outlaw Duo 8pm
  • Lismore Heights Bowling Club: Two Men and A Lady (dance night) 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main lounge - Cath Simes Band 8pm; Platinum bar - Happy Daze Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Sports Club: Roo 6.30pm
  • Main Street Café, Ballina: Musical breakfast with Peter Hewett 8am
  • Mary G's, Lismore: Bendrix & The Hustlers 9.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Levon 6.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Nathan Kaye 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: William Perez 12pm
  • Saltbar Beachbar and Bistro, South Kingscliff: DJ Jake 8.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: The Tim Stokes Band 7pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Key To the Highway 7.30pm
  • Westower Tavern, Ballina: Key Suspects 1.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Nick Cuinningham 7pm
  • Woodburn Bowling Club: Arthur Black 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Adrian Brandello 9pm

Sunday - September 20

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Round Mountain Girls 4.30pm; KLP + Terrace 8pm
  • Brunswick Heads foreshore: We Speak for the Children kids concert 11am
  • Club Lennox: Horace Bevan and Lee Haslau 4pm
  • Cochrane residence 11 Woodland Avenue, Lismore Heights: An afternoon of fine music with Nicholas Routley (Lismore's Vox Caldera Chamber Choir), Gaynor Morgan and Patrick Donnelly 3pm
  • Hotel Brunswick: Wild Marmalade 4pm
  • Imperial Hotel Murwillumbah: Murwillumbah Country Roots Fest Band Competition heat 2 3pm
  • Lighthouse Beach Cafe, East Ballina: Harvey Nichols 1pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Dustier Than Ever - Chris Cook's tribute to Slim Dusty 1.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Richie Williams 4pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Sydney J 2pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; Dinkum Bohos 12pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel Ballina: Rocatok 1pm
  • Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell: YoYo Tuki 1pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Kallidad 6.30pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Sunday Funday DJs 5pm
  • Wardell by the River Hotel: Toke 3pm, Rob Saric 5.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Josh Lee Hamilton 3pm

Monday - September 21

  • Ginger Pig, Byron Bay: Reggae night 8.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Pistoleros 7pm

Tuesday - September 22

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Open mic night 8pm
  • Ginger Pig, Byron Bay: Salsa lessons 6pm; Salsa party 8pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • New Brighton Farmers Market: Luke Bennett 8am
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Leigh James 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Nery 9pm

Wednesday - September 23

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Musical bingo 8pm
  • Cafe Oska, Byron Bay: Talent Spotting 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club Ballina: Free trivia 8pm
  • Ginger Pig, Byron Bay: Lounge sessions open mic 7pm; Katia Demeester 8.30pm; Open mic 10pm
  • Henry Rous, Ballina: Rob Saric 6.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Hooked on Swing dance lessons 6pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Jason Delphin 7pm


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