Brisbane DJ Nick Galea plays Byron Bay Friday night.
Brisbane DJ Nick Galea plays Byron Bay Friday night. Supplied

Our top five things to do this week

Sea legs walking
UP-AND-COMING Sydney rockers Sea Legs stroll into Lismore Thursday, July 28 to play the Uni Bar, 9pm.

The indie infused three-piece resemble Kings of Leon’s later work with a pinch of Arctic Monkeys and recently supported renowned Aussie pop outfit Jebediah.

Although Sea Legs are relatively new on the gig circuit, they’ve been touring hard to promote their forthcoming EP, due out in October. Get in before 10pm and it’s free, or $15 after.

Discipline to learn
THE Northern Rivers Zonta Club is holding a fundraiser at the Star Court Theatre, Lismore, this Sunday, July 31, 4pm.

The women’s advocacy organisation will be screening acclaimed Australian documentary film, Mrs Carey’s Concert – the story of a Sydney school teacher who must inspire a teenage girls’ orchestra to perform whole-heartedly at the Sydney Opera House.

All proceeds will go to local and international women’s service projects.

Tickets $15/$10 concession and include a glass of wine or juice and nibbles.

Good ol’ shindig
DON’T be mistaken, Round Mountain Girls are not ladies.

They’re five fun-loving men from Tweed Heads, who make Celtic mayhem with banjo, fiddle, flute, mandolin, guitar, bass, drums, harmonica and their voices.

RMG recently released their album One Step Closer, which became Album of the Week on ABC North Coast Radio and has been helped along by airplay on Triple J.

With long, flailing hair and a stage presence to match, see these country-bluegrass experts in action at Ballina RSL Friday, July 29, 8.30pm. Free.

Doctor of dance
THE past year has been a rollercoaster ride for Brisbane dance DJ Nick Galea.

His high-energy remix of Dizzee Rascal’s tune, Dirtee Cash, shot to No.3 on the ARIA Club Charts and also featured on the Ministry of Sound: Clubber’s Guide to 2010 compilation.

On the back of last year’s buzz, Galea recently released his own original track, I Believe, which has been snapped-up by popular Australian dance radio stations.

He plays LaLa Land, Byron Bay Friday, July 29.

Sound of surf
FEELING primed and ready for a shot in the spotlight?

Blues-funk trio Richie Williams Band are filming their Beach Hotel gig Thursday, July 28. The footage will be used as a video clip for their song, Head Like That.

These three keen-surfing Byron Bay locals are trialling new material from their forthcoming album, due out in August, at a bunch of shows on the North Coast in July and August.

Songs from their previous album, Due to Unforseen Circumstances, and an array of classic blues-rock covers are on the cards. Free.



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