Top 5 in local entertainment this week
Prepare for some soulful folk
WINNING the Bluesfest Busking Competition in 2013 prompted Claire Anne Taylor to move to Byron Bay to record her debut album Elemental.
Taylor crafts soulful folk songs that take audiences on a journey of raw honesty.
Her music ranges from warm, mesmerising ballads to epic anthems.
This show will be the launch of Elemental.
At Club Mullum, Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby, this Sunday from 3pm. $15.
Rascals release album
THE burrito-slingin' dub monsters have released their first full-length album, Asleep in the Machine.
The album hones in on Bootleg Rascal's hip-hop sounds and hooky song-crafting.
Working with producer LyMo in the studio, the Rascals have put together something tasty.
The most recent single is the title track off the album, Asleep in the Machine.
Staying true to the Rascal flavour, the album features some taco-licking tones that shoot from the hip. It's an album that will dip you into a Cancun boat party, then shake you into the Sunday morning recovery.
At the Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, this Saturday from 9pm. $10.
All that jazz with Lady Lee
LADY LEE and the Jazzy Kats play swingin' rat a tat tat, classic jazz and tunes from Frank Sinatra, Carlos Jobim, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong and more.
At The Slipway Hotel in Ballina this Saturday from 8pm.
DISCOVERY is a new club night on the first Saturday of every month, hosted by DJs Norm De Plume and Dale Stephen, aka DJ Brevil (pictured). The pair continue to explore the music they both love: Deep house and disco. From the classic to the obscure, from modern edits to original 12 inch vinyl versions.
At The Sticky Wicket Bar, 32 Jonson St, Byron Bay, this Saturday from 9pm. $10.
LINDSAY Webb is more than your average stand-up. He has an almost mindreader-like ability to pick faces in the audience and create a show purely on where they come from and what they do.
Webb (pictured) is joined by Ellen Briggs as support and after a two-months absence, Mandy Nolan is making her return as MC.
Big Gig Comedy at the Ballina RSL today at 8pm. Free show.