FAT PICNIC: They say too many cooks spoil the broth but for Brisbane eight-piece, Fat Picnic, that simply isn’t true. Evolving gradually since 2012, Fat Picnic is a bunch of like-minded musicians on a mission to make fun and genuine music of the soul, roots and reggae kind. At the Byron Brewery, Byron Bay, tomorrow from 7pm. Free gig.
FAT PICNIC: They say too many cooks spoil the broth but for Brisbane eight-piece, Fat Picnic, that simply isn’t true. Evolving gradually since 2012, Fat Picnic is a bunch of like-minded musicians on a mission to make fun and genuine music of the soul, roots and reggae kind. At the Byron Brewery, Byron Bay, tomorrow from 7pm. Free gig. Contributed

This week’s gig guide for the Northern Rivers

Friday

  • Bangalow Hotel: The Hombres 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Tuffy 5pm; Tash Sultana 9.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Fat Picnic 7pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Bingo 10am
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Isaac Frankham 7.30pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Kyogle: All Gone 8pm
  • Coraki Hotel: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Exchange Hotel, Kyogle: Rochelle Lees 8.30pm
  • Federal Hotel, Alstonville: Bourbon & Inc Duo 6.30pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: DJ K-Y 9.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: TwoSing 10pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Check 2 Band 7.30pm; Platinum Cocktail Lounge – Happy Daze Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market: Sundowners 8am
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: Puturarri and The Rainmakers (M) 7.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Bassix 7pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Live Entertainment 9.30pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Karaoke 7pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Monkey The Fish 9.30pm
  • Riverview Tavern, Murwillumbah: Bo Jenkins 7.30pm
  • Seagulls, Tweed Heads: Jon J Bradley 7.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Glenn Massey and the Thread 8.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main bar – Sarah Grant 9.30pm; Upstairs – Local Djs 9pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Shelly Brown 7.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Stu Black 7.30pm
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Waxhead, Badlands, Dusty Boots, The Cinema 9pm

Saturday

  • Ballina RSL Bowling Club: Bob Walton 5.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Mescalito Blues 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Young Franco + guests 9pm
  • Byron Theatre: I’m Gonna Make It 12pm, Sacred Earth – new album launch Presence 7.30pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Brian Watt Band 8pm
  • Goonellabah Tavern: The Abandoned 9pm
  • Goonellabah Workers Sports Club: Andy Buckle 6.30pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: JJJ’s 100 Hottest Hits 9.30pm
  • Hotel Gollan, Lismore: Bo Jenkins 8pm
  • Lennox Hotel: The Tony Fallon Project 9.30pm
  • Lismore Heights Bowling Club: 7.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Two Way Street 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Sports Club, Goonellabah: Andy Buckle 6.30pm
  • Mary G’s, Lismore: Loose Ends 9.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Civic Hall: Tinpan Orange 7pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Romaniacs 7.30pm
  • Northern Rivers Hotel: Monkey & the Fish Band 5pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Kava Kings 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Doug and Biskit 12.30pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Keith Hartley 9.30pm
  • Royal Hotel, Casino: Raunchy 8pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Leigh James 7.30pm
  • The Channon Tavern: Butterfactory Clues Stomp – more than five great bands 3pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main bar – Marta and Micah 9.30pm; Upstaris – Djs 9pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Hunter & Smoke 7.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Justin Bannister 7.30pm
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Adrian Brandello 9pm

Sunday

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: The Camel Tones 4.30pm; DJ Taya 8pm
  • Byron Bay Golf Club: Greg Lyon and the Hip Operation 2pm
  • Byron Theatre: Grigoryan Brothers "This Time" 5pm
  • Club Lennox: Rod Murray Duo 4pm
  • Eltham Hotel: Chris Aronsten 1pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Dirty River Duo 6pm
  • Lighthouse Beach Cafe, East Ballina: Tina Appleby 1pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Ben Purnell 5pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Jock Barnes 2pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; Elena B Williams 12.30pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Mark Schofield 12pm
  • Riverview Hotel, Murwillumbah: Trombone Kellie Gang 3pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Side Efx 1pm
  • Shorty’s, Lennox Head: Jesse Morris Band 4pm
  • Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell: Mapstone 1pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Sunday Session DJs Eva J & DJ Olive Hue 2pm
  • Wardell by the River Hotel: Toke midday, Rob Saric 5pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: B-Town Collective DJs 3pm

Monday

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: The High Rollers 8.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Reggae, dub, dancehall, jungle 8pm
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Oval 8pm

Tuesday

  • Bangalow Hotel: Brackets Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Matt Armitage 7pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Bingo 10am
  • Lennox Hotel: Rob Saric 6pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Harry Nichols Band 7.30pm
  • New Brighton Farmers Market: Broadfoot 8am
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJs 8pm

Wednesday

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Movie night – Mad Max Fury Road (MA) 8.30pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Rob Saric 6.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Get Quizzed with Rikki Bobbi 6.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stews Trivia 6.30pm


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