NEW SONG: Byron Shire resident and former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning has released a powerful new song about the state of world politics and the leaders and powers in the Western world. Fanning announced the surprise release called Belly of the Beast, a catchy and moving song featuring his soaring vocals, guitar, harmonica and backing vocals. The song is not part of any upcoming releases by Fanning, and he is giving the song away for free. He will be playing at the A&I; Hall, Bangalow, tonight (sold-out show).
NEW SONG: Byron Shire resident and former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning has released a powerful new song about the state of world politics and the leaders and powers in the Western world. Fanning announced the surprise release called Belly of the Beast, a catchy and moving song featuring his soaring vocals, guitar, harmonica and backing vocals. The song is not part of any upcoming releases by Fanning, and he is giving the song away for free. He will be playing at the A&I; Hall, Bangalow, tonight (sold-out show). Contributed

This week’s Northern Rivers gig guide

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Thursday

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: The High Rollers 8.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Originals Live! featuring Joshua Swan, Rodrigo and Jonathan Harvey 7pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Charity Bingo 7.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Jam Night 9pm
  • Lismore Heights Sports, Recreation and Community Centre: Square Dancing 4.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Bo Jenkins 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Matt Buggy 7.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Josh Swan 9.30pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Loren Kate 7.30pm
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Nery 9pm

Friday

  • Ballina RSL Club: Melbourne International Comedy Festival – First Floor 8.30 pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Dr Baz 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Luke and Sebastian 5pm; High Grade 9.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Hayley Grace Band 7pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Bingo 10am
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Oddessey Duo 7.30pm
  • Clydesdale Steak Barn, Casino: Darrel Maher and guitar 6pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Kyogle: Loose Ends 8pm
  • Eltham Hotel: Mick Buckley 6pm
  • Exchange Hotel, Kyogle: Pink Zinc 8.30pm
  • Gollan Hotel, Lismore: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: DJ Reece 9.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: B Town Collective 10pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Two Men and a Lady 7.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market: Jessie Morris 8am
  • Nimbin Hotel: Mecha Mecha 7pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Old Timey Pick 7pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Legless Lizards 9.30pm
  • Royal Hotel, Casino: Cobblestone Road 8pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Glenn Massey Duo 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Live music 8.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main bar – The Weather Men 9.30pm; Upstairs – Djs 9pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: The Golden Mile 7.30pm
  • Wardell by the River Hotel: Roo and Big Steve 7.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Broadfoot 7.30pm
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Squeak Lemaire 9pm

ON STAGE: Self-confessed Hillbilly Disco aficionado Claude Hay has released a new song, Love No More, where with a rootsy and blues feeling the singer-songwriter councils a close friend through divorce. At The Rails in Byron Bay this Sunday from 7pm. Free gig.
ON STAGE: Self-confessed Hillbilly Disco aficionado Claude Hay has released a new song, Love No More, where with a rootsy and blues feeling the singer-songwriter councils a close friend through divorce. At The Rails in Byron Bay this Sunday from 7pm. Free gig. J&AFotografie

Saturday

  • Ballina RSL Bowling Club: Ben Wilson 5.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Chris Aronsten 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Tom and Jarry DJs 9pm
  • Burringbar Hall: Jesse Morris Band 8pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Miss Renee Simone - DJ Set 7pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Wilson Cooper Band 8pm
  • Dunoon Sports Club: Trivia with Annabelle 3pm
  • Goonellabah Tavern: Fozzy Bear 9pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Loose Ends 9.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: The Unforgiven 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Wilson Street 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Sports Club, Goonellabah: Wordplay 6.30pm
  • Mary G’s, Lismore: The Cath Simes Band 9.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club: Joe Farnsworth 7.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: BlueSkillet Rovers 7.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Neil Pike 12.30pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Trivia 7pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Tangle 9.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stewart Bros 7.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main bar – Squeak Lemaire 9.30pm; Upstairs – Ali May Disco Party 9pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Carlie & Yosi 7.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Jock Barnes 7.30pm
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Adrian Brandello 9pm

Sunday

  • Bangalow Hotel: Elana and William 12.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Late for Woodstock 4.30pm; Elementals 8pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Groove - Sundays Electronic afternoon 3pm
  • Byron Bay Golf Club: Ooz 3pm
  • Cabarita Beach Bar: Jesse Morris Band 3pm
  • Club Lennox: Leigh James 4pm
  • Eltham Hotel: Conspiracy of One 1pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Stephen Lovelight 6pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Country Carna Check 2 Country 11am
  • Nimbin Hotel: Rhyece O’Neill 5pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; Rueben Barkley 12.30pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Ben Wilson 12pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Fozzy Bear 1pm, DJ TwoSinc 5pm
  • Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell: Murray Kyle 1pm
  • The Channon Butterfactory Tavern: Channon Folk Club Open Mic 2pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: DJ Space & Eva J 2.30pm
  • 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: 4' 20' Sound 8pm
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Oval 8pm

Tuesday

  • Bangalow Hotel: Brackets Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Musical Bingo 7.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Ooz 7pm
  • Byron Theatre: Kate Tempest in Conversation with Annelli Knight 6pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Bingo 10am
  • Lennox Hotel: Rob Saric 6pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Legge at the Platinum Lounge 7.30pm
  • New Brighton Farmers Market: Steve Manoa 8am
  • Twin Towns Club, Tweed Heads: The Chris Cook Band Dustier than Ever Show 11am
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJs 8pm

Wednesday

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Move night – Almost Famous (M) 8.30pm
  • Dunoon Sports Club: Aussie Trivia with Rod Little 6.30pm
  • Fire In The Belly, Lismore: Live local talent 7.30pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Jason Delphin 6.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Get Quizzed with Rikki Bobbi 6.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Hooked on Swing dance 6pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Lismore Workers Club: Foster and Allen 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stews Trivia 6.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Biggy 9.30pm
  • Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Adrian Brandello 9pm


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