Gone are the days of planning an extravagant New Years Eve party where everyone gets shitfaced and fights break out, or who could forget arranging for everyone to meet at a certain place for the countdown only to have a straggler ruin it for everyone by insisting on grabbing a cheese burger from Maccas… trust me it happens.
Fuck all your plans (and mates) off and grab a ticket to one of the many New Years Eve gigs around the country, featuring a plethora of great Australian bands ready to bring the new year in with you.
Frenzal Rhomb and The Bennies will be tearing 2018 a new one when they rip up the stage at Max Watts for a double headliner show to remember. Frenzal had a huge year following the release of new album Hi-Vis High Tea which also scored them an Aria Nomination in the process, while The Bennies have been playing it cool teasing (and playing) new songs from their forthcoming album Natural Born Chillers which is out Feb 2nd. The show also features Hightime, Antonia & The Lazy Susans, Cosmic Kahuna and DJ SNESmega. Get ya tickets right here
For a smaller, intimate but hectic night out, get down to Crowbar and see Clowns utilise everything in sight during their NYE set just like they did at Big Sound earlier in the year (review here), only this time they’ll have more friends to play with including Flangipanis, She Cries Wolf & Being Jane Lane. Grab your tickets here, but be quick, they’re almost gone!
Badlands Bar is chucking on a big gig with The Love Junkies, Hideous Sun Demon, GUM, Nicholas Allbrook, Rag n’ Bone, BOAT SHOW, Pat Chow, Shiny Joe Ryan, Flossy, Moistoyster & Tanaya Harper all coming together to bring in the new year from 6pm. Tickets can be found here.
If The Whitlams aren’t your thing (playing here), then there’s nothing else to do but attend Falls Festival Marion Bay (if you can get a ticket) and witness the legendary Liam Gallagher live playing solo and Oasis classics alongside Dune Rats, Luca Brasi, Camp Cope and more. Tickets here
New South Wales and South Australia TBC…
Happy New Year
from Wall of Sound