LET'S hope Lismore is ready for a night of metal mayhem as Jiggi Valley band Jamhog takes to the stage at The Gollan, along with The Argonauts.
Jamhog are in the midst of recording so you should be hearing some new tunes from the winners of last year's Mother Of All Band Comps in Lismore.
The Argonauts are set for stadiums, so their wall of sound will be pulsating through your bones. It all kicks off tonight (Thursday, December 15) at 9pm. Free.
THE soothing sounds of an acoustic set played out at the Coorabell Hall ... that's exactly what you won't be getting tomorrow night when the booming sounds of Rapskallion and their rambunctious bevy of scallywags dirty up the atmosphere.
But in a good way of course. After five years on the road with their gypsy-fuelled jams, Rapskallion are releasing The Cat and Fiddle - an EP mixing a hoedown with a Halloween party.
Rapskallion play the Coorabell Hall tomorrow (Friday, December 16) from 7pm. Tickets $17 presale, www.kupromotions.com.au or $20 at the door.
Beating the blues
RAW, percussive-driven Delta-blues - that's what will greet your ears at Babalou, Kingscliff, on Sunday, December 18 from 2.30pm.
Two Rivers Blues is Matt Southon and Matt Elliott - Southon has toured solo for years with his gravel-like voice, said to be drawn from the bar-room floor of every pub he's played in, while Elliott will be beating away on any old piece of metal, a washboard and even the odd drum kit. Fun and free.
WINDING up the single tour for The Red Eyes' latest track, Circles, the band will bring dub and reggae to the Beach Hotel on Sunday, December 18.
The single, recorded in New York, draws from the band's life on the road.
Though they are finishing up this tour, the Melbourne band plan to head on to Woodfordia where they will take part in the infamous Woodford Folk Festival.
Get into their groove from 4.30pm.
All dragons and blues
FOR a taste of what's to come on the next Wolfmother album make your way down to The Northern, Byron Bay, tomorrow night.
When frontman and principal songwriter Andrew Stockdale spoke to Pulse recently he promised at least five songs from the band's third release.
Year Of The Dragon is one track you're likely to hear and it will be a strong blues sound with a psychedelic twist.
The band's performance at this year's Bluesfest was my favourite of the festival, so it will be great to see what they're doing in a smaller setting.
Stockdale said they guys have been "loving the small town hospitality" thus far.
Tickets $35, www.thenorthern.com.au.