UPCOMING GIGS

 

JUNE 24

X

40th Anniversary Tour

Formed in 1977, X is a seminal punk band who cemented their place in the Australian underground. Their shows in the 80s are remembered for their raw power and bold social commentary. 40 years on X is calling out to the people again to be seen in the streets. Raise your voices and unite! Pub rock lives and the punk ethic is alive and kicking

Doors: 8:00pm

$30 + BF

JULY 2

KIM SALMON

 

FREE ENTRY

Kim Salmon from the Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon, the Surrealists, the Darling Downs, Antenna and more plays a free show at the Theatre Royal. 

Come and get real with the undisputed guitar-slingin' boss-man of the Australian underground.

Free entry.

Doors: 7pm

In the big room.

JULY 7

HOTWINGS

 

A free party! Help the theatre celebrate their first 6 months with local band HOT WINGS

 
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AUG 5

*SOLD OUT*

 

THE PEEP

TEMPEL

& GOLD

CLASS

WITH RVG

Having earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most powerful live acts, revered punk-rock band The Peep Tempel will take the stage at at Theatre Royal on Saturday August 5 in Castlemaine. The Peep Tempel’s live show is both cathartic and unrivalled in intensity. Joining them for the double bill are one of Australia’s finest post-punk bands, Gold Class. Having recently returned from their European tour, Gold Class are embarking on a Australian and New Zealand tour following the release of “Twist In The Dark”, the first song taken from the band’s upcoming second album. Opening act RVG, have released one of this year’s finest albums, A Quality Of Mercy, their live show is as captivating as the album.

SOLD OUT

JULY 16

MILES &

SIMONE

 

 

 
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AUG 18

MY FRIEND

THE

CHOCOLATE

CAKE

 

The song writing genius of David Bridie combined with the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’ violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made My Friend The Chocolate Cake a big concert draw, triple ARIA winners and a vivid presence on countless film and TV soundtracks for more than two and a half decades. Their album history is a multi-dimensional mural of modern Australia that illustrates its geography, its political mores and its predominantly suburban identity, all by the kind of stealth that makes the most haunting, exhilarating and enduring pop music.

$35 +BF

8.00PM

 

 

JULY 28

THE KILL

DEVIL HILLS

 

The Kill Devil Hills formed in 2003 as a quiet acoustic project, but that was a dumb idea and didn't last very long, quickly swelling ranks like a looming tide, until 14 years later it has settled down somewhat as 6-piece purveyor of tuneful cacophony, beautiful bastard noise, ugly but honest ballads, and gene-spliced sonic travesties....in other words, a rock band with a heart of mud and coal.

 

AUGUST 19

HUSKY

 

With the release of their new album Punchbuzz little over a month away, Husky today bring news of a national tour to fans and share the visionary video for their current single ’Ghost’.

Following on from popular first single ‘Late Night Store’, ‘Ghost’ has enjoyed a warm welcome into the world. It was premiered via triple j’s Veronica and Lewis along with Clash Music in the UK, and has since received airplay at triple j and double j, amongst a host of additions to Apple Music and Spotify playlists. The rhythmic, driving song sets the scene for Husky’s third album Punchbuzz, out June 2.

The impressive, cleverly animated video was produced by Melbourne production house Dropbear, and sees Husky and Gideon entering a dreamlike and surreal Day of the Dead inspired realm. Director Jonathan Chong was inspired by the song’s evocative lyrics.

Doors: 7:30pm

$28 + BF