This Weekend @ The Sando!

thursday 18th august:

DOWNSTAIRS (**FREE**):

johnathan devoy solo

Originally hailing from the South Coast of NSW, Johnathan Devoy has been playing around the country for 15 years. Fronting bands such as Jerk, Ink, The Vandolls and most recently Melody Black, has developed not only a strong performance, but an eclectic collection of material to draw upon. Continuing his almost 2 year long Thursday night residency at the Sando you can expect a mix of Stand Up Comedy, Binge Drinking & Acoustic Rock featuring special guests Zotty Cillia on Drums,  and songstress Cecil Hotbake belting out a few tunes as well. The tunes will kick off at about 8:30pm, and its completely free!

UPSTAIRS:

happy hate me nots + money for rope + the optionals + raprager

Emerging from the Sydney indie scene in the mid 80’s, the Happy Hate Me Nots have released 2 mini albums, 7 singles and one full length record in their time. After taking a pretty long haiatus before reforming in 2006, they are back, touring, writing and releasing their first new material in over a decade!

With their melodic, up tempo sound and great live presence, tonights show is going to be a good one. Supports are Melbourne based garage soul band Money for Rope, and local boys The Optionals & Raprager (as last minute replacements for Buzzard). Doors will open from 8pm and entry is a mere $15.

friday 19th august:

UPSTAIRS:
kim salmon with supports the nice folk

After consecutive sell outs over four Melbourne shows, Kim Salmon is bringing his Old Bar Russian Roulette concept for the first time to Sydney. Over 2 nights at the Sando Kim will be playing two different sets, each focussing on a different aspect of his career. He’ll have a new band for each set – Kim and Leanne as the Scientists duo or ScienceTest, his 3 piece ‘solo band’ covering everything from Beasts of Bourbon to Salmon to The Darling Downs, his latest combo ‘Precious Jules’, The Surrealists and everything inbetween, infront of or behind.

Friday night Kim Salmon will be playing with his own band, with supports The Nice Folk, and warming up for his next show on SATUDAY night at the Sando. It’s bound to be a great couple of nights here and we’d definitely suggest getting in early cause presale tickets (available via moshtix & zombie dog entertainment) are selling fast. Doors will open at 8pm with the bands due to kick off at about 8:30pm.

saturday 20th august:

DOWNSTAIRS (**FREE**):

tice & evans

Saturday night will kick off (like it always does) at about 4pm when TICE & EVANS start your night off right with their own unique mixture of rock and blues. Its FREE downstairs, so pop on in for a beer or three and see what it takes to keep a 5 year long residency at the Sando. Also dont forget to check out Mark Evans’ new book Dirty Deeds, which had its official launch yesterday at Berkalow Books in Newtown, and is due for national release next week!

UPSTAIRS:
kim salmon with supports the holy soul

Following Tice & Evans will be the second night of Kim Salmon‘s Old Bar Russian Roulette shows. Over 2 nights at the Sando, this Friday and Saturday, Kim will be playing two different sets, each focussing on a different aspect of his career. If you cant make the Friday night show, be sure not to miss this one! Or, alternatively, come to both!!!

Friday night Kim Salmon will be playing with his own band, with supports The Holy Soul kicking the night off, winding down his Sydney leg of th Russian Roulette Tour. Once again, try and make sure you grab some tickets presale (available via moshtix & zombie dog entertainment) as they are selling fast. Doors will open at 8pm with the bands due to kick off at about 8:30pm- if you dont have presales make sure you get in early!

sunday 21st august:

DOWNSTAIRS (**FREE**)

the slowdowns

These city folk with a penchant for cowboy boots n hats, both kinds of music, beer, cigarettes whisky and wild, wild women wont just drive you crazy, they’ll drive you insane. Kicking off at 4pm, and running through till about 8pmThe Slowdowns will, stand and deliver their patented** brand of gravelly lead vocals, five part harmonies, slide banjo, harmonica and blistering guitars precariously held together by a rhythm section that rolls like a runaway train.

Wanted for murdering the hits, butchering country classics and spicing it up with their original originals the Slowdowns are solid favourites here at the Sando! So come on down and wet your weekend and catch them singing and slappin and twanging away all your favourite toons in the street level bar. So come on in and slow down…

**patent most likely does not exist….


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