GIGS: Canada-born Garrett Kato made Byron Bay his home in 2011. He is playing at the Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, today at 7.30pm and 8.45pm, plus another show at the Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 9.30pm.
GIGS: Canada-born Garrett Kato made Byron Bay his home in 2011. He is playing at the Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, today at 7.30pm and 8.45pm, plus another show at the Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 9.30pm. Contributed

All the gigs you need to know about this week

Thursday, December 29

  • Bangalow Bowling Club: Rock 'n' roll dance lessons 7pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Rockits Rock 'n' roll rodeo featuring 5 local bands 6pm 7pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Jock Barnes 5pm; Byron House Mafia 8pm
  • Evans Head RSL Club: Blood Sweat and Beers 7.30pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads; Biggy P 7pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Jam night 9pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Scott Marriot 7pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Live entertainment 9.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Jason Kafoa 7pm
  • The Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Beetlejuice 12.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Pink Zinc 7pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Tom Bailey 9.30pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Garrett Kato 7.30pm + 8.45pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Club Raiders present Lockart 8pm

Friday, December 30

  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk - Cath Simes Band 8.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Mad Mule 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Scott Day Vee 6pm; Ninja House 9pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Arthur Black 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Adam Brown 7.30pm
  • Club Banora, Tweed Heads: The Chris Cook Band 7pm
  • Clydesdale Steak Barn, Casino: Darrel Maher 6pm
  • Evans Head Bowling Club: Mossy Rocks 8pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: Pink Zinc 7pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: DJ Rhys 9.30pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: DJ Disco Statik 8.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: The Dan Clark Band 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main Lounge - Two Men & The Ladyz 7.30pm; Cocktail Lounge - Happy Daze Karaoke 6.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market: Tom Dibb 8am
  • Nimbin Hotel: Diana Anaid 7pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Inside Outlaw 9.30pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Stephen Lovelight 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Epic 8.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: The Ninth Chapter 7pm
  • The Sun Bistro, Byron Bay: Jimmy & Lee 5pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main Bar - Nick Cunningham 9.30pm; Upstairs - Local DJs 9pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Adam Harpaz 7.30pm + 8.45pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Marshall O'Kell 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Squeak Lemaire 9pm

Saturday, December 31

  • Afends HQ Byron Bay Industrial Estate: Sunday Safari & Afends present NYE 7pm
  • Ballina RSL Bowling club: Mandy Nolan Presents The Big Gig Comedy and Bling 6.30pm
  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk - Classic Credence + Stu Black 6.30pm; First Floor - Glenn Shorrock + Milo Green 8pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Ragga Jump and Biggy P 9pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: NYE Party 8pm
  • Byron Bay Bowling Club: Roo 6pm; Neily Diamond Show 8pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: NYE Hawaiian Party 7pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Keith Jameison and Jeff Brown 8pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Kathryn Jones & Steve Passfield 8pm
  • Club Lennox, Lennox Head: Oz Latin Bros 8pm
  • Commercial Hotel Casino: B & D Karaoke New Year's Eve Party 7.30pm
  • East Lismore Bowling Club: Brian Watt Band 8.30pm
  • Eltham Hotel: Andy Buckle + Dirty River Duo 6.30pm
  • Evans Head Bowling Club: Charlie 8pm
  • Federal Hotel Alstonville: Clueless Duo 9pm
  • Goonellabah Tavern: Adam Hole Band 9pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: The Preatures Doors 6pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Goldie Licious 8.30pm; DJ James Brown 11.30pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: DJ Disco Statik 9pm
  • Kulchajam, Byron Bay: Peddle and Hawk 10am
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: NYE Showdown with Occa Rock 9.30pm
  • Lismore Heights Sport Recreation and Community Club: The Baytzee's 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main Lounge - Jabiru 8pm
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: DJ Akil + Future Roots 9pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Tribee 8pm
  • Ocean Shores Tavern: Northern Sounds Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Sexwax DJs 5pm; Scott Day Vee Three 9.30pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Outside the Square 5.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Crush 8.30pm
  • The Federal Hotel, Alstonville: Clueless 9pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Bohemain Cowboys 8pm; Marshal 10.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main Bar - Rhonda Rouisy UFC 9pm; Upstairs - Massive NYE DJ Party 9pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Bradley Stone 9pm
  • Woodburn-Evans Head RSL Club: Sabotage 8.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Squeak Lemaire + DJ Ash Barlow + Special Guests 9pm

Sunday, January 1

  • Beach Hotel Byron Bay: The Feramones 4.30pm; Safari DJs 8pm
  • Byron Bay Lighthouse: First Sun New Year's Day 2017 5.15am
  • Byron Theatre Byron Community Centre: The Threepenny Opera 1pm
  • Club Lennox, Lennox Head: Mad Mule 4pm
  • Eltham Hotel, Eltham: Guy Kachel 1pm
  • Evans Head Bowling Club: Cath Simes Band 8pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: The Lyrical 4pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Q (Neil Quinlan) 3.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Sunday SESH HQ 4m
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: DJ Helmy 2pm + 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; Neil Pike 12.30pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Rochelle Lees Band 2pm; DJ Two Sinc 6pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Ragga Jump 7pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Romi Sounds 10pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: There's Something About Bloody Mary DJs 2pm
  • Wardell By the River Hotel: Toke midday, Rob Saric 5pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: B-Town Collective DJs 3pm

Monday, January 2

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Dan Clark Duo 7pm; DJ longtime 9pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: DJ Eamsey 9pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: Ooz 7pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Alex Bowen 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Minus One 12.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Sharon Shannon 7pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Romi Sounds 10pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Oval 8pm

Tuesday, January 3

  • Bangalow Hotel: Brackets Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Hayley Grace 7pm; Rhys Bynon 9pm
  • Byron Theatre Byron Community Centre: Head First Acrobats present family circus show 10.30am + 4.30pm
  • Club Lennox, Lennox Head: Free kids disco 5.30pm; Disco Statik 8.30pm
  • Commercail Hotel, Casino: Tuesday Trivia 7.30pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: Bill Jacobi 7pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Rob Saric 6pm
  • New Brighton Farmers Market: Broadfoot 8am
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Tim Stokes 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Freowin Harper 12.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Sharon Shannon 7pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Romi Sounds 10pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Antibad + Ash Barlow 8pm

Wednesday, January 4

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Luke & Sebastian 7pm; Ryan Crowe 9pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Open Mic Night with Alain de Carne 7pm
  • Byron Theatre and Community Centre, Byron Bay: Head First Acrobats present family circus show 10.30am + 4.30pm
  • Eltham Hotel: Not Quite Folk Jam Night 6.30pm
  • Fire In the Belly, Lismore: Live local talent 7.30pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: Phil Brommers 7pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Damien Cooper 6.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Get Quizzed with Riki Bobbi 6.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club, East Lismore: Hooked on Swing Dance Lessons 6pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Little Fish 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising café, Nimbin: Neil Pike 12.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stews Trivia 6.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: The Barley Shakes 7pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Garrett Kato 9.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Jamie L 9pm


Controlled blasts and road work to disrupt highway traffic

Controlled blasts and road work to disrupt highway traffic

Changed traffic conditions continue next week on the Pacific Highway

Holy Smoke!

Holy Smoke!

A LARGE plume of smoke was the cause of some local anxiety today

Police praise well-behaved Splendour crowds

Police praise well-behaved Splendour crowds

Police have welcomed good behaviour at Splendour in the Grass

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