Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Six Shows Not to Be Missed; the Shows Not to Miss at the Start of 2017

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Six Shows Not to Be Missed; the Shows Not to Miss at the Start of 2017

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Byline: Javier Encalada Javier.Encalada@northernstar.com.au

WHO said summer is the slowest time of the year? Definitely not on local stages.

Here are some of the best gigs on offer this summer in the Northern Rivers:

Ballina: Jimeoin's Renosense Man (Wednesday, January 11)

Jimeoin is acclaimed as one of the hottest standup comics of this generation - a true comedy master.

A prolific writer with an exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life. At the Ballina RSL Club. 18+ show.

Brunswick Heads: British India (Wednesday, January 25)

British India's new single, I Thought We Knew Each Other, takes that moment and holds it up to the light.

Layered in a film of shimmering strings and guitars, and with an unrelenting break-beat to match, the hushed intensity of the song's verses make way for the dizzying rush of a mile high chorus.

Since the release of British India's last long-player, the inventive and original Nothing Touches Me, the Melbourne-based four-piece has been somewhat quiet, bunkered down in the studio.

Now with a whopping four Top 10 ARIA albums under their belt, seven entries into the coveted Hottest 100 countdown, and more than 10 years in the business, there is no stopping this indie-rock juggernaut.

At Brunswick Hotel. Go to British India's Facebook page.

Byron Bay: The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd (Saturday, February 4)

Widely held as two of Australia's most outstanding live acts, The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd will hit the highways together for the first time in January and February 2017 for a series of unique concert events to be held in picturesque open-air settings.

Music fans will be treated as The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd, along with Harts, Ocean Alley and Sahara Beck, perform under the stars on what will be, a magical summer evening. …

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