What’s on in Newcastle This Week: Deep Sea Arcade, Raid My Wardrobe and Simple Plan

Deep Sea Arcade

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There is plenty going on this week, and may I add, a little something for everyone! Your weekly lineup includes the hugely popular Simple Plan, incredibly skilled acoustic musicians at Lizotte’s, Deep Sea Arcade, a bit of 90’s magic with S Club as well as a dose of punk rock from the Flatliners.

But that’s just the live music! – Girls make sure you grab a few friends and head along to Raid My Wardrobe and support green living with a few second hand purchases!


Thursday 31st May

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular @ Lizzote’s

Ease into the weekend early at Lizotte’s with solo and combined performances from three highly acclaimed guitarists Michael Fix, Robbie Long and Andrea Valeri.

Gifted composer, producer and guitarist Michael Fix has released 10 albums over the last 20 years and is known to be one of Australia’s best guitarists, boasting 3 Golden Guitars and amazing fretboard wizardry.

Also performing is Robbie Long who, described by Rhythms magazine as, ‘undoubtedly one of the country’s finest flatpickers…’, has also toured extensively throughout Europe, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

And for the first time in Australia is Italian prodigy, Andrea Valeri, who,  at 20 years old, is already an acoustic festival veteran and known as the prince of fingerstyle guitar.

Don’t miss Lizzote’s Acoustic Guitar Spectacular this Thursday. Tickets are $30pp for more information or bookings call (02) 4956 2066 or visit this website.

Friday 1st May

Deep Sea Arcade @ The Cambridge Hotel

The success of Deep Sea Arcade is set to rise even further this June as the band begin their national tour upon the release of their debut album, Outlands.

Playing at the Cambridge this Friday night the band already have a strong fan base in addition to the support of industry critics who describe Outlands as, ‘a record brimming with glorious ideas, attention demanding melodies and hits,’ –Fasterlouder.

Amongst the accolades Outlands has been chosen as a feature album on Triple J, FBi, 2SER and SYN FM with Radar, Drum Media and The Brag honouring it with the prestigious, Album of the Week, title.

Having already toured with Children Collide the Deep Sea Arcade’s support has continued to grow with plans to join the Kaiser Chiefs in May.

You can catch Deep Sea Arcade at the Cambridge Hotel this Friday from 8.30pm- 11.45. Tickets are $15.00pp and are available through Moshtix.  For more information call (02) 4962 2459 or visit this website.


Mark Wells CD Launch @ Lizzote’s

After 18 months recording his first full- length album, born and bred Novocastrian Mark Wells and his seven piece band is back in town to promote, The Long Walk Home, at Lizzote’s this Friday.

Following his success at the Telstra Road to Tamworth in 2008, where he was awarded the Songwriter’s Prize, Wells has worked in Nashville Tennessee with some of the top US country music artists.

Mark Wells and his seven piece band will be supported by Melody Poole this Friday night at Lizzote’s from 8.30pm. Tickets are $24pp, for more information or to book tickets call (02) 4956 2066 or visit this website.


Saturday 2nd June

 S Club Big Brovaz @ Newcastle Panthers

Is it too soon to be revisiting the 90’s? Perhaps, but if you’re feeling nostalgic S Club and special guests Big Brovaz are bringing their 90’s revival tour to Newcastle Panthers this Saturday.

After achieving teen sitcom stardom, with over 90 million viewers worldwide, several hit singles including Bring It All Back, a double platinum album, a BRIT Award, and several failed solo careers S Club are back!

Joining the English pop group is RnB collective Big Brovaz, who are responsible for several hit singles throughout Europe, New Zealand and Australia, including a rework from the Sound of Music fim, Favourite Things.

Every 90’s teen knows, ‘There ain’t no party like an S Club party’, so you know it’ll be good!

Tickets available through Moshtix at $59.30pp for more information visit this website doors open at 8pm to start at 8.30pm.


Il Cacciatore Cooking Class @ Hermitage Lodge

Coinciding with Food and Wine Month Il Cacciatore restaurant, of Hermitage Lodge in the Hunter Valley, is hosting their first gnocchi masterclass.

During the hands on class you’ll master the art of light, silky gnocchi -just like the Italians, and later relax over a five course Italian meal with matching wines- just like the Italians.

The Gnocchi Cooking Class and five course meal is $125pp and goes from 12pm- 2.30pm, for bookings or more information call (02) 4998 7639 or visit this website.


Gian @ Bar Petite

Nationally acclaimed flamenco guitarist and singer/songwriter, Gian, is bringing his incredible musical talents to Bar Petite this Saturday.

Born to an Italian father and German mother Gian’s musical style, described as a blend of flamenco, pop, soul and RnB, has received numerous awards including best male vocalist (ABC Awards) and APRA songwriter of the year in addition to featuring on the 11th most downloaded instrumental track on the US iTunes charts with his track, All About the Music.

Citing Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Justin Timberlake amongst his musical influences, Gian’s unique sound is not to be missed!

For more information call (02) 4929 3033 or visit this website.


 Sunday 3rd June

 Raid My Wardrobe @ Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium

This year the fashion forward at Raid My Wardrobe have organised the biggest and greenest pre-loved shopping event in Newcastle.

Following last year’s success Raid My Wardrobe is celebrating their 2nd birthday with over 45 stalls stocking hundreds of high quality second hand women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories.

From 10am you are invited to get in early to get the best deals on brands such as Guanabana, Lisa Ho, Sass & Bide, Saba, Alannah Hill, Oroton, Mimco and awesome vintage gear!

With clothing sizes 6- 22 and shoes sizes 5-11 there is something for everyone.

If you are travelling by car there is free onsite parking, for those arriving by train the stadium is only a 2 minute walk from Broadmeadow train station, alternatively bus routes to the area include the; 222, 226, 230, 231, 317, 322 and 363.

Raid My Wardrobe will be held at the Newcastle Basketball Stadium on the corner of Curley Rd and Young Rd Broadmeadow this Sunday, 10am -1pm.

Organisers advise that as there are not ATM’s this event will support cash sales only

In support of theme you are encouraged to bring your own carry bags.

Entry is $3pp for further information visit their websiteFacebook page, or Twitter feed.

 Flatliners @ Cambridge Hotel

Having spent 30 months of the past four years on the road, punk -rock band the Flatliners have toured their way through Japan, North America, Europe and finally to the Cambridge Hotel here in Newcastle.

With a firm commitment to touring and cementing a solid fan base the Flatliners have hit their stride upon the release of their third album, Cavalcade, which has been described as tribute to the sacrifices they have made in the name of creativity and punk rock.

After seven tireless years their hard work has paid off with an impressive list of guest appearances from A Wilhelm Scream, Dillinger Four, The Snips, Junior Battles, Permanent Bastards, and the Expos, not to mention their childhood hero punk veteran, Fat Mike.

The Flatliners are playing at the Cambridge Hotel from 8pm – 11pm this Sunday. Tickets are $21.20 through Moshtix, for more information check out this website.

Simple Plan @ Newcastle Panthers

Brought to you by the Hot30 Countdown and Top 40,  punk – pop band Simple Plan and special guests are back in town as part of their world tour at Newcastle Panthers this Sunday.

Described as their most extensive east coast tour yet this show guarantees loyal fans an energetic set showcasing their most recent album, Get Your Heart On! As well as past hits including Addicted, Welcome to my Life and Perfect.

Supporting Simple Plan are We The Kings, known for their current success on the US Top 30 Singles Chart with, Say You Like Me, from their latest album, Sunshine State of Mind.

Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start, tickets available through Moshtix at $60.50pp- with $1 from every ticket purchased donated to the Simple Plan Foundation. For more information call (02) 4926 6200  or visit this website.

Wednesday 6th June

 Wing Wednesday @ Sabor Bar and Grill

Would you like to thank your wingman for their tireless efforts? Take them to the aptly themed ‘Wing Wednesday’ at Sabor bar and grill where you and your wingman can enjoy a bowl of wings for just $5 dollars.

With three different flavours to try each week we recommend that you get there between 5pm -7pm and toast your mateship throughout happy hour with $3 tap beer, and house wine.

Located on the corner of Beaumont and Tudor St, in the lobby of Boulevard on Beaumont, Sabor is a small cafe by day and intimate bar by night for thos who enjoy an intimate setting minus the pub crowds.

For more information including Wednesday’s wing flavours call (02) 4961 0512.

Justine is a 4th year business/commerce student at the University of Newcastle. She has interests in fashion & media as well as a passion for travelling. She has lived in three different continents including a 6 months study program in the south of France. She is fluent in French & English and is addicted to coffee.

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Nice article. Great variety of music acts and activities to choose from, pity about my monday morning exam. Still, good to know. Keep up the good work, contributors.


Woohoo Wing Wednesday! A nice alternative to the current student nights on offer.

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