Zen Haircuts at the Chippo w/ TDWW, Circus Variety Act, Presque
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Zen Haircuts at the Chippo w/ TDWW, Circus Variety Act, Presque

3 piece Sydney trio Zen Haircuts are celebrating the release of their new single "Sweat City" with a launch at The Chippo Hotel. They will be joined by Sydney talent Ted Danson With Wolves, Circus Variety Act and Presque Vu.

Sweat City avaliable now on Spotify, Bandcamp and all other streaming services.

$12 presales / $15 on the door

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What She Said Comedy
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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SYD - Open Minded - A comedy variety show
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

SYD - Open Minded - A comedy variety show

Open Minded brings together Sydney’s best comedy and variety acts who happen to be available on the 4th Thursday of every month.

Join your host, Lauren “Lauren Hayward” Hayward for a curated evening of laughs from from Comed-A to ComedY (Comed-Z has been struck off pending an internal HR investigation).

Catch Open Minded, a funny little comedy variety show, 4th Thursdays 7:30pm in the basement of the Chippo Hotel.

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Rainbow Chan - Album Tour with Special Guests
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Rainbow Chan - Album Tour with Special Guests

Continually pushing boundaries, Rainbow Chan has built a reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative and daring minds in experimental pop music. Rainbow Chan celebrates the release of her highly awaited second album, Pillar with a 5-date album tour in Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and ending in Wollongong. Pillar strikes the sweet spot where Rainbow Chan's many influences intersect, including vibrant aesthetics and a deep understanding of pop conventions all while intertwining her Chinese heritage and culture. Don’t miss enjoying the mysterious and mastered dimensions of Pillar live this August. Tickets on sale June 24. Pillar out June 28.

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EGOISM "What Are We Doing" Single Launch w/ V Special Guests
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

EGOISM "What Are We Doing" Single Launch w/ V Special Guests

EGOISM launch their single "What Are We Doing?" at The Chippo Hotel on Saturday August 24th, w/ v special guests TBA!

Tickets on sale now!
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EGOISM is an indie pop duo from Sydney’s inner west.

EGOISM formed from the teenage connection of Scout Eastment and Olive Rush, when their heated discussions about music became a drive to create something together. Their introspective lyrics, pristine pop melodies and shoegaze influence quickly became a distinctive sound as the duo cut their teeth and assembled a band in Sydney’s thriving inner-west scene.

After years of packed DIY gigs and home recordings, in 2018 EGOISM came of age to release their debut single ‘Sorry’. The sparkling, driving dream pop ‘anti-gaslighting anthem’ landed the duo their first triple j plays as well as high rotation on Unearthed and Sydney’s FBi Radio.

After steadily gaining a reputation supporting bands such as Last Dinosaurs, I Know Leopard and Phantastic Ferniture, EGOISM began 2019 with their unmistakably self-assured follow up single ‘Enemies’. Self recorded and produced in a single bedroom, ‘Enemies’ is lush, catchy guitar pop at its best, a double time ode to existential dread and isolation. ‘Enemies’ quickly received triple j rotation, and garnered an Independent Artist of the Week accolade from FBi radio.

The third single from EGOISM, ‘What Are We Doing?’ arrives in August 2019. Through bittersweet harmonies and an explosive chorus, Scout and Olive navigate growing up together, making peace through admitting imperfections and taking things as they come.

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What She Said Comedy
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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Raised by the streets & Hiphop Beats!
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

Raised by the streets & Hiphop Beats!

Join us Saturday August 31st
At the chippo hotel , as we host our first show

Presented by 20large Clothing & Battleaxe Australia

Hosted by : Mighty Ash

With all tickets going to Starlight children’s foundation & second chance fosters.

Over the coming weeks we will be announcing the lineup- Act by Act for this Stacked 8 performance show!!

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Parsnip in Sydney! w/ Display Homes & RMFC
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Parsnip in Sydney! w/ Display Homes & RMFC

Meet Parsnip on the astral plane for a night of freak freedom as they celebrate the release of their debut album ‘When the Tree Bears Fruit’ - a record delivering tall tales of joy, velocity, whimsy and nonsense. Joining the festivities will be much-adored legends Display Homes and R.M.F.C!

‘When the Tree Bears Fruit’ is out Aug 9 in Australia via ANTI FADE records and Aug 30 everywhere else via Trouble In Mind.

Parsnip: https://parsniphq.bandcamp.com/

https://displayhomes.bandcamp.com/

https://rockmusicfanclub.bandcamp.com/

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$10

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This show will take place on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people, of the Eora nation. We respect the traditional custodians’ sovereignty over this land, which was never ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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What She Said Comedy
Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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The Money War - Life Is Better In Dreams Tour with Valley Onda + Special Guests
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Money War - Life Is Better In Dreams Tour with Valley Onda + Special Guests

Just three months after the release of their debut album ‘Home’, The Money War are back with their new single ‘Life Is Better In Dreams’. The track was inspired by a recent trip back to Ollivierre’s homeland: the Caribbean island of Bequia. The result was a creative period where Ollivierre and Pep-per penned an album worth of new songs.

“It’s been 10 years since I visited and it’s reconnected me with a stronger sense of who I am,” he says. “It’s such a different way of life over there and a lot of things made sense - the way I am, the kind of music I gravitate towards”. This shines through in the new EP with some deeply personal songs that come as a direct response to their lives over the last few months.

The first single ‘Life is better in dreams’ - self produced by the duo - is a joyous ride of nostalgia that takes you into the minds of both Ollivierre and Pepper. The accompanying video clip shows them in their natural habitats; Pepper as a youngster on her family farm in regional WA and a young Ollivierre in the Caribbean. “We wanted to make a song that felt like one of those strange dreams that you wake up from and think, WTF? I came up with the song in a dream which is some crazy inception shit when you think about it” explains Ollivierre.

Since their formation in 2015, their success has seen them touring nationally with the likes of Meg Mac, Dope Lemon, Holy Holy, Neil Finn, and playing festivals both at home and abroad (South-bound, FOTSUN, SXSW). They’ve amassed over a million streams and multiple playlist adds on Spotify, secured airplay on radio stations across the globe including BBC6 (UK), KCRW (USA), NPR (USA) and cracked college radio charts in the US. In Australia, multiple singles received airplay on RTR, FBi, 4zzz and Double J, and “Recall” went on to be Triple J’s 5th most played track of 2017.

The 5 track EP - due for release in September - beckons you into the lives of The Money War through the strength of the band’s songwriting. The Money War will be embarking on a national tour in support of the EP including showcasing at Bigsound.

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TOTTY // The Chippendale Hotel, Sydney
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

TOTTY // The Chippendale Hotel, Sydney

“Needless to say, if TOTTY aren’t your new favourite band after tonight’s show, you clearly weren’t paying attention.” – Tone Deaf

"Surf grunge never sounded so good." Declan Byrne, triple j

 “Wollongong punks Totty are one such band who've carved out an impressive chunk of success for themselves” – Australian Guitar
 

Finishing up their sold out national tour supporting scene stirrers SKEGGS last Saturday, TOTTY aren't ones to shy away from the stage today announcing a run ofheadline dates this September.

You can bet TOTTY will be bringing the same rapturous performances they brought on tour this month to their own shows, which will take in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Byron Bay.

Recently the band returned with grungy, relatable new single ‘Lucky’ which has since been added to rotation on triple j and heralded as their "best song yet" by Declan Byrne from triple j.
 
In contrast to their usual raucous tracks, ‘Lucky’ is a standout. Slower than expected its still replete with grungy guitar and head thumping drums – it’s sure to be a crowd favourite live. Produced by Brett Jansch (Dune Rats) and engineered by Jack Nigro (DMA's, Skeggs) at The Grove studio, it's a far cry from the sheds they began in.
 
Ruminating on the ups and downs of life, front-woman Kelly says of the track “‘Lucky’ is written as a response to anyone who has ever told you that you shouldn’t be proud about your achievements or hard work. A lot of times it’s easy to doubt yourself when people are putting you down, and we hope the song can make people realise "Nah fuck that, I worked hard for this!"

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What She Said Comedy
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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Eat Your Heart Out
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Eat Your Heart Out

Eat Your Heart Out have just announced their Australian tour off the back of the release of the band's debut full-length album Florescence, out now via Fearless Records.

Regarding the album release, the band said, "It feels like we have been working towards this for a long time and we are very proud to finally share our debut album Florescence with the world!

Florescence is about growing up, learning to accept different situations and experiences and blossoming into the next stage of life. We worked harder than we've ever worked, and poured our hearts and souls into these songs and we hope they can mean as much to somebody out there as they do to us."

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Flickertail & Friends LIVE at the Chippo!
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Flickertail & Friends LIVE at the Chippo!

“It was like a fire had been lit underneath the stage...they hooked the crowd straight away” - HEAVY Mag

"as much energy as a nuclear power station – using their guitars as fuel rods – and this is a set that moves at a relentless pace" - Manchester Rocks

“a perfectly blended smoothie of Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and Thin Lizzy… faultless” - Overdrive Mag

Sydney's finest rock and roll export, Flickertail, are back in town to support new single Right Behind the Eyes, released through Golden Robot Records. Hot off constant touring through Australia, opening slots with The Superjesus and Living Colour, and a smash debut international tour of the UK, we want to deliver a killer rock and roll show to our hometown crowd.

We want to prove that live music in Sydney isn't just alive. It's thriving.

Joining us for the greatest night of our young lives are punk rockers Molly & the Krells, Paddypunk heroes Medusa's Wake, and young guns So to Speak.

Tickets WILL sell out. Get yours, plus limited merch items, today!

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What She Said Comedy
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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Supahoney at The Chippo // Apricot Jam Single Tour
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Supahoney at The Chippo // Apricot Jam Single Tour

Off the back of their debut single 'HAVE YOU SEEN?' in January, SUPAHONEY have continued to hone the upbeat and explosive sound that characterises their live shows. 'APRICOT JAM' is their second release, showing off the powerful sonic energy that the boy's have been chomping at the bit to deliver since the beginning. The track details the bands alternative tendencies mixed with hooky melodies, thrashing drums and a 'wall of sound' guitar.

The boys will be taking their sound on the road this July and August and will be finishing the tour with this homecoming show at The Chippo.

Joining on the night are legends Jordan Kenny, Black Iguana and The Vinyl Press.

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The Gooch Palms with Surf Trash + Special Guests
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Gooch Palms with Surf Trash + Special Guests

Professional party starters The Gooch Palms will bring their infectious brand of good-time garage rock to the masses this August as they take their new album 'III' on tour.

Spending the first part of 2019 traversing the US after their stellar SXSW performances,the band return home new album in tow to grace stages from Sydney to Melbourne, from Adelaide to Perth and everywhere in between.

Joining them on tour will be fellow Novacastrian rockers Surf Trash, who recently wrapped up their own sold out tour around the country.

Goochies can't contain their emotions "Saying we’re excited is an understatement!!! We can’t wait to tour this new album and for all you guys to hear the new songs live!.Continuing "We will be stacking the setlist with everyone’s favourite Gooch Palms hits from years past plus all the fresh bangers off the new album. Being able to play our songs to a live audience is the only reason we’re even in a band and it's been way too long since we’ve been around Australia!!! Can’t wait to be back on the road partying hard every night with you all!"

Recently announced on Yours & Owls this October, the fuzzed-up duo will also travel around the nation supporting Grinspoon.


The band released their long-teased third studio album 'III' in May which yielded singles'Busy Bleeding' featuring TOTTY's Kelly Jansch, 'Marfa Lights', 'Summertime', 'Are We Wasted?' and 'Coast To Coast' which was most recently added to triple j. There are some new sounds and some classic Gooch Palms moments but all in all it makes for one hell of an album and the pair have never been so stoked! It captures the best of the duo’s notoriously wild live shows with Kat commenting "It's a journey, we like to take people on a journey".

Late last year the Goochies joined mates DZ Deathrays for their killer triple j Like A Version of ‘Loveshack’ which quickly became a fan favourite, clocking over a combined390,000 views to date. View it here.

Get your dose of The Gooch Palms live this August.

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SYD - NIGHT SHIFT - Monthly Improv Comedy Show
Aug
8
7:15 PM19:15

SYD - NIGHT SHIFT - Monthly Improv Comedy Show

Laugh-Masters Academy (LMA) is proud to announce another night of fully improvised long-form comedy, featuring special guests sharing personal stories to inspire the show.

OPENING ACT:
Nothing But Bees
(Salem Barrett-Brown & Friends)

NIGHT SHIFT CAST:
Andrew Wowk
Carolyn Mullen
Happy R. Feraren

WITH SPECIAL GUEST STORY-TELLER:
Ashlee Brown
Ashlee is a stand up comedian, improviser and writer from Perth. Since moving to Sydney, she has worked on a range of ABC programs including Tonightly with Tom Ballard, and become a regular on the stand up comedy scene. We are extremely lucky to have her as our monologist for Night Shift!

Produced & hosted by Rachael Millanta.

Doors open at 7:15pm; Show starts at 7:30pm.
TICKETS: $10 (Cash) $11 (Card)

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What She Said Comedy
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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VOIID - DROOL EP Launch, Sydney
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

VOIID - DROOL EP Launch, Sydney

VOIID are proud to announce that their long anticipated and fiercely passionate EP "DROOL" will officially be released - June 14th 2019!

This July Brisbane's finest return to your city to play you their latest EP "DROOL" Telltales of staying true to one self while surviving; objectivcation, pressures of today's society and taking too much acid.

"This EP is a representation of our development as a band since we released our debut EP in 2016."

Dive head first into the the world of VOIID in some of Australia’s best live music venues and joined by SPORTS BRA & Garage Sale!

".... the entire room was submissive to the bands every whim."
- Hysteria Mag

"VOIID are giving people what they want."
- scenstr

"The voice, the riffs, the message. It all adds up."
- Richard Kingsmill, triple j

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Not In Kansas Anymore Open Mic
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Not In Kansas Anymore Open Mic

STICKS & STONES 31/07/19

Are you capable of making the proper sacrifice? Do you dare lay down your thirst for vengeance and pick up the microphone in the pursuit of laughter and truth?

Another week, another opportunity for the broken clowns to vogue with their psychic scars glaring for all to see.

Meet me at a booth in the haunted tiki lounge. Bring the black market organs for transplant. Tie a tourniquet with your hopes for the future and approach the bucket to add your name to those of the dreamers...

Sign up from 7:00pm
Show kicks off 7:30pm

FREE ENTRY

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Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents 'Dumb Fuzz' EP Tour - Sydney
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents 'Dumb Fuzz' EP Tour - Sydney

NN&TD are back with another searing EP, 'Dumb Fuzz' and will be touring this July, setting venues up and down the east coast alight. Dumb Fuzz is a collection of songs that have risen to the surface of their boiling live show. Come and get seared to a crisp.

Triple J Unearthed (Dave Ruby Howe): Nick and co have really mastered the art of the knock down, drag out, fall down, pass out, wake up, do it all again kinda garage rocker."

Happy Mag: “Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents are bullshit repellents. Their music is hard and fast, recorded straight to tape or blasted to your ears through an amp the size of your fridge.”

The Underground Stage: “Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents are well-named. A ratbag noise made by a bunch of scamps who are both making good jokes and thinking of ways to rob you. The sort of thing to make your neighbours claw their own brains out of their ears, it’s a garage racket fit to raise the dead. And probably get a laugh out of them while it’s at it. Japes.”

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Fangz W/ Spruced Moose + Lucid.
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Fangz W/ Spruced Moose + Lucid.

t’s only been three months since FANGZ first show but Sydney’s newest four-piece punk rock band have certainly been making waves in their local scene.  Kicking off their live shows with a four-week residency at the Hideaway Bar in Enmore. No one could have predicted that each night would see a line down the street - It seemed everyone wanted to join this beer-soaked, sweat fest!

FANGZ debut single “One For You One For Me”, recorded by Stevie Knight (The Dead Love) at Electric Sun studios, debuted exclusively on Triple J Unearthed 15th March 2019 and premiered at no.2 in the Triple J Unearthed Punk Charts (and later climbed to no.1).
The debut track was spun on Unearthed and then featured nationally on Triple J’s ‘Short.Fast.Loud’ within a week of its release, it’s undeniable this tune piqued some interest.  

Now comes the time for FANGZ to head off on their first Headline tour as they buckle up and hit the road up and down the east coast of Australia in support of their new EP “For Nothing”.

“Resistance is futile.”
-Declan Byrne (Triple J)

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SYD - Open Minded - A comedy variety show
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

SYD - Open Minded - A comedy variety show

Open Minded brings together Sydney’s best comedy and variety acts who happen to be available on the 4th Thursday of every month.

Join your host, Lauren “Lauren Hayward” Hayward for a curated evening of laughs from from Comed-A to ComedY (Comed-Z has been struck off pending an internal HR investigation).

Catch Open Minded, a funny little comedy variety show, 4th Thursdays 7:30pm in the basement of the Chippo Hotel.

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Hoon with Scab Baby + Cookbook Book Club
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Hoon with Scab Baby + Cookbook Book Club

Fresh out the gate from 2 sell-out shows and a hometown multi-disciplinary arts mini-fest. Wollongong DIY garage punks are back, bringing their enigmatic and joyful spin on abrasive punk to the East Coast of Australia, with their sophomore E.P ‘Hoon 2.0’ in pull.

A band that is equally as animated and reckless in their performance, as their songwriting itself. Hoon have developed a chaotic neutral between composure and compulsion, with tracks that blend between raucous 2-minute punk to dynamic 5-minute medleys hinting towards psychedelia and sludge metal.

Hoon 2.0 seen it’s first light earlier in January 2019 with the first single ‘Partner In Crime’. The track was a preview and testament of the succinct and savage intentions driving the release. Described as “Unrelenting guitars, psychotic vocals, and pummeling drums – it’s we imagine it would sound like if Shellac, The Sex Pistols, and Refused had a demented lovechild” by Life Without Andy. Hoon 2.0 is the uncompromised outburst they’ve had stewing since their debut album in 2016.

Catch Hoon on the road this July and August, with their Wollongong psych, surf, garage and sludge punk counterparts Scab Baby as they celebrate the joy and chaos of Hoon 2.0.

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Astrodeath - Darkstar Video Release Party
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Astrodeath - Darkstar Video Release Party

A NIGHT OF PUNK AND HEAVY SLUDGE BROUGHT TO BY....

-ASTRODEATH-

"The imminent drop of Astrodeath's second single and video Darkstar is nigh! Heavy, Loud and Angry! Astrodeath wants to party with you ANIMALS! We're chucking a shindig with some of our coolest mates and freshest bands yo!"
https://www.facebook.com/astrodeathband/

-MOLLY AND THE KRELLS-

"Sydney based rock band Molly & The Krells bring to the front a righteous retaliation to heartbreak, hate & the cliches and hypocrisy that encompass the different personalities of millennials."
https://www.facebook.com/mollyandthekrells/

-HYPERGIANT-

"Named for the ultra-massive class of star, Hypergiant fuse the monolithic riffage of stoner rock with the intricacies of progressive metal to create a sound both colossal and nuanced."
https://www.facebook.com/Hypergiantband/

-SHIT TINNIES-

Introducing themselves to the dim-lit room of half-cut punters as “The Kiwi, the Brit, the Serb and the Canadian”, it’s impossible to mistake Shit Tinnies for another band.
From gigantic Mohawk hair to Adidas sneakers, denim and piercings and sleeves of tattoos, Shit Tinnies look and sound like they came here to drink you under the table."
https://www.facebook.com/shittinnies/

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Bench Press
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bench Press

Melbourne post-punks Bench Press will release their new album Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future on June 18 via Poison City Record. Soon after, the band will take the album out on tour around Australia and New Zealand in July / August.

On their second full-length, Bench Press have refined their sound by maintaining some the frantic aggression of their self-titled debut, but have also brought a tighter approach to both melodicism and structure. Almost every song clocks in at under three minutes as a testament to their ‘don’t bore us, get to the chorus’ philosophy. Bench Press project the wirey minimalism of early Talking Heads and Devo through a lens of heavier late-80s contemporary post-punk in a distinct shade of Melbourne garage. What was once easily categorised as post-punk can just as accurately be described as ‘really, really loud pop music’ and it’s really, really good.

The second taste of Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future comes via “Old. Self. Doubt”, which perfectly exemplifies the Bench Press ethos - it's short, sharp, clean and loud.

On Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future, thematically frontman Jack Stavrakis explores negative attitudes within himself and the wider community in order to grow and learn from mistakes. He pokes fun at bad attitudes - like overgrown boys at shows - but also attempts to highlight positives; such as feeling at home and a sense of awe at the determined. He does so with an eye towards the future and introspection on how he can improve as an individual.

Earlier in the year, Bench Press released the album’s first single “Respite”. A splintery dose of raucous catharsis you can dance to, upon its release "Respite" was #1 on the AMRAP Metro Chart and added to several stations around the country, including triple j Unearthedwhere Home & Hosed host Declan Byrne quipped, “gonna have to go home and get me thongs because i'm not crossing this jagged, sharp edged number barefoot”.

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Shady Nasty - SYD - The Chippo
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Shady Nasty - SYD - The Chippo

Shady Nasty are a Sydney-based trio that formed in 2015. Their art is a dynamic experiment that draws from alternative forms of punk and hip-hop. The trio have recently finished their debut LP which is anticipated for a mid-2019 release. It offers vignettes of their young adulthood unfolding in the diversity of Sydney; modding cars, Chinese heritage, making ends meet, menace and love. Coupled with a raucous live show and a bold aesthetic, Shady Nasty embody a fresh and compelling ethos.

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Foxblood 'Kill The Lights' Single Launch - Sydney
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Foxblood 'Kill The Lights' Single Launch - Sydney

FOXBLOOD - KILL THE LIGHTS SINGLE TOUR

Foxblood’s story is one of evolution and today the next chapter commences. Foxblood’s sophomore album Grief & Mercy Sleep is coming on August 5th and today they release the fiery single ‘Kill The Lights’ alongside dates on the east coast.

Kill The Lights is the perfect introduction to the looming album, with guest vocals from Foxblood’s first vocalist and still lyricist Chris Millward, it marks a sonic shift and maturity from the group. Whilst still finding the poetry which built the band;

“At it’s core, ‘Kill The Lights’ is a song about dependency. Be that substance or sober, we all have our vices that make us feel like we’re coming undone.” – Vocalist/Bass Guitarist Anthony Syle.

Produced by the legendary, ARIA nominated Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Make Them Suffer, Dream On Dreamer) Grief & Mercy Sleep is the tantalizing new sonic direction from the band. Seeing them double down on their strengths and reach out with searing new ability.

“Foxblood are one of the most exciting bands I’ve worked with, they have crafted a killer album with each song building with intensity and emotion in equal measure” – Forrester Savell

Boasting the new vocal prowess of Anthony Syle on bass and vocals duties alongside ex guitarist/full time vocalist Tom Beale, Foxblood has fleshed out their sound and have grown into a song writing juggernaut.

To coincide with the release, Foxblood will be embarking on three dates along the East Coast with supports to soon be announced.

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Blade of Horus & Guests
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Blade of Horus & Guests

Join us for another night of doom, death, sludge & black metal presented by Grim Reflections. Blade of Horus will take the stage at The Chippo Hotel on Friday the 5th of July. Joining them will be special guests Decrier, Alchemy & Mountain Wizard Death Cult. A grim evening lays ahead.

Doors 8pm | $15 Entry

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What She Said Comedy
Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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Spruced Moose, The Impressionists, Hela & Warwick Kennedy
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Spruced Moose, The Impressionists, Hela & Warwick Kennedy

Come down and experience some great music at the Chippo hotel on Saturday the 29th of June.

Thank you to The Music and Booze Company who will be hosting this wonderful array of rock n roll music.

SPRUCED MOOSE -
A five-piece rock outfit fuelled on a diet of cheeseburgers, barista bros and stolen suburban mangoes, SPRUCED MOOSE are sure to get your foot tapping.
With an array of tunes ranging from goofy surf-pop to searing, headbanging jams filling their topsy-turvy hour of fun, the Moose's live set will leave you buzzed and (surprisingly) wanting more.

The Impressionists -
A Sydney based band that have resided in a cellar together for a couple of years now. With the blue prints for our debut extended play already designed and a solid number of new Indie Rock songs. Be keen to see what we can do!

Hela -
Hela is an Alternative Rock band, comprised of a group of friends from all over Sydney. Jordan Blencowe and Thomson Phan play guitar, sing and write the music, with most notable inspiration coming from Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tame Impala.
The group became what it is today with the inclusion of Nick Lee, a jazz-based percussionist, table-tennis professional and human metronome who plays Hela’s drums. Their most recent addition is Samuel Cordeiro, a music student and Hela’s bass player.

Warwick Kennedy -
Creating sounds that marry the intimacy of singer songwriters such as Elliott Smith with the visceral ambition of a band like Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.

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What She Said Comedy
Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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Pridelands - 'Dark Sources Tour' w/BLKLST - Sydney
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Pridelands - 'Dark Sources Tour' w/BLKLST - Sydney

NEW WORLD ARTISTS PRESENTS

PRIDELANDS - DARK SOURCES TOUR
SYDNEY - THE CHIPPO HOTEL 18+
SPECIAL GUESTS: BLKLST, ARTISAN & BROKEN EARTH

Hailing from Mount Gambier, South Australia and relocating to their new home of Melbourne, Pridelands return with brand new single, Dark Sources and a string of live shows supported by BLKLST.

Dark Sources is the follow up to their 2018 EP, Any Colour You Desire. Dark Sources was recorded with Lance Prenc at Sing Sing Studio and Prenc Audio, mastered by Mike K at Rogue Planet Mastering and mixing duties handled by Adam 'Nolly' Getgood (Northlane, Periphery, Devin Townsend to name a few).

Co-Vocalist Joshua Cory explains the meaning behind the song, "It's the feeling of holding forbidden knowledge of sinister origin. The song describes the pressure of feeling silenced by the weight of things you've discovered by chance. If we didn't know about the darker sides to the world and industries we've found ourselves in as people over the years, would we be better, happier people? Would we be better off without it?"

Pridelands are no strangers to the live scene.They have shared the stage with local heavyweights Northlane, Hellions, Saviour as well as international acts such as The Ghost Inside, Attila, Stray From The Path and Counterparts. In December 2018, they embarked on their maiden 'Any Colour You Desire' headline tour, with all shows almost a sell out.

2019 kicked off on a high when Pridelands won the triple j Unearthed competition where they performed the Unify Festival main stage and scoring the triple j Unearthed Feature Artist that week.

In support of the Dark Sources single, Pridelands will be performing a string of headline shows across the east coast in June before hitting the road in August supporting The Brave and Polaris.

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MILD WEST | The Chippo Hotel
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

MILD WEST | The Chippo Hotel

Mild West will be launching their EP 'Only Sleep' at The Chippo Hotel, Sydney Friday the 21st of June.

Since forming in 2017 off the back of a home recording project, Mild West has grown from a traditional alt-rock group into a baroque synth orchestra that delivers dense sonic palettes over energetic beats.
Mild West's second EP 'Only Sleep' puts these genre diverse elements on display, and explores themes of the gradual decay of childhood innocence.

Tickets - $10 + BF online | $15 door

https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/d226b42d-25bb-4bf2-ae37-e18d1edc8382

W/ SPECIAL GUESTS

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SYD - NIGHT SHIFT - Monthly Improv Comedy Show
Jun
20
7:15 PM19:15

SYD - NIGHT SHIFT - Monthly Improv Comedy Show

Laugh-Masters Academy (LMA) is proud to announce another night of fully improvised long-form comedy, featuring special guests sharing personal stories to inspire the show.

OPENING ACT:
Nothing But Bees
(Salem Barrett-Brown & Friends)

NIGHT SHIFT CAST:
Andrew Wowk
Carolyn Mullen
Happy R. Feraren

WITH SPECIAL GUEST STORY-TELLER:
Ashlee Brown
Ashlee is a stand up comedian, improviser and writer from Perth. Since moving to Sydney, she has worked on a range of ABC programs including Tonightly with Tom Ballard, and become a regular on the stand up comedy scene. We are extremely lucky to have her as our monologist for Night Shift!

Produced & hosted by Rachael Millanta.

Doors open at 7:15pm; Show starts at 7:30pm.
TICKETS: $10 (Cash) $11 (Card)

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What She Said Comedy
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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Bomb Threat - Fly On The Wall Sydney Launch
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Bomb Threat - Fly On The Wall Sydney Launch

Hot off the release of their 7" Vinyl - "Fly on the Wall" & "Colour Blind" Bomb Threat are celebrating by throwing a huge launch party with a massive list of artists & DJs at The Chippo Hotel (The Den).

The line up includes:

Bomb Threat
Mute MC & King Rad
Wise Guy
Bhoky101 & Hoktwo ft. DJ Maniak
MC Munk (Munkimuk)
Mitus
Masta Marx
Zeadala
Rough Face Plan (DJ set)

Pre sale tickets available :https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/ce25b198-36d0-46ff-99bf-11fc2532c1c1



Bomb Threat are a dynamic Hip-Hop four piece formed in 2017.
At the forefront of the group is Mikoen, former front man of Big Village Records signed Hip Hop groups Reverse Polarities & Daily Meds. Mikoen delivers potent, intelligent, heartfelt lyrics with the intensity he is known for. Beside Mikoen is new comer to the scene Aisha. Aisha provides her smooth vocals for this unique outfit bringing a chilled feminine energy to the group, providing balance amongst the chaos.
Handling all of the group’s production is Blue Mountains veteran, Caustic Yoda. The acclaimed beatmaker has made a name for himself as the man behind the music for local acts including Two Toes, Cooking with Caustic, Otherside & Madame Wu. He combines live instrumentation with MPC drumming & sampling to create a varied & skillful sound that is in high demand.
Respected veteran DJ & Producer, Codeks, handles the cuts. As a member of the former Triple J Unearther winners, Down Under Beats Crew, & one half of the DJ / production crew Down Under Beats, Codeks is always known for adding his masterful turntablism & live cuts into the mix.

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What She Said Comedy
Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a weekly all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics.

Every Sunday at The Chippo Hotel at 6:30pm
Tickets $10 online, $15 on the door
Food and drinks available to purchase on the night

Like our page or visit us at whatshesaidcomedy.com

If you would like to perform, please fill out the contact form on our website with your interest and any experience you have (no experience is welcomed!)

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KXK Vol 3 - KingsX Conservatorium Showcase
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

KXK Vol 3 - KingsX Conservatorium Showcase

Come out of the library and into the pub! Escape stuvac for a few hours on Thursday June 6th for the launch of ‘KXC Vol. 3’ a spotify sampler which showcases several of the incredible songwriters/bands emerging from KXC. Headlining the show is Miss Klein with supports from Green Dick, Harper Lee, Moon & El Cooper.

18+


Buy tickets for $10 ex GST - https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/5c8118e5-1040-4527-a17e-cecb3d3fa8cc
OR $15 at the door!

Miss Klein - https://soundcloud.com/user-647701086
El Cooper - https://youtu.be/vHw4VVcW9Ug
Moon - https://soundcloud.com/moonmusicsydney
Harper Lee - https://youtu.be/3XlRtRt4X-E

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