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Strange Folk: A New Social Scene - blog post image

Strange Folk: A New Social Scene

Currently involved in relocation to a residential performance space in South Katoomba, the underground acoustic scene at Katoomba Social Club is staying free and relaxed after a recent night of ‘primitive folk music’ on May 15. Featuring a solo set from Darren Cross, a founding member of alternative 90s trio Gerling, who was also fundraising for his second solo LP, the latest KSC focused on an intimate retro vibe; stripped-down and rustic. Chatting to HAZE as organiser and co-manager of the KSC, musician Jon Flood confirmed this element of nostalgia, in a live setting placed halfway between a house party and a pub gig. Bidding their inevitable farewell to The Kiosk down near Katoomba Falls/Echo Point, the next KSC will take place on 38 Neale St, (The Great Northern Hotel), with posters to be slapped up soon. Artists already involved in the lineup are Max S. Porter and Darks Common Underground, with debut appearances from folk projects Moon & Flood and Only The Lonely. There are also plans for shows in Blackheath, promoting this new cult-folk following as talked about from Katoomba to Sydney. Audiences have already travelled up from the city to experience the Katoomba Social Club, so it’s interesting to consider where things might go next.

Corin Shearston


Radical Rituals Return To Revitalise - blog post image

Radical Rituals Return To Revitalise

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Live Review - Blue Sherlock - blog post image

Live Review - Blue Sherlock

A large amount of nervous planning and innovative effort went into organising the live launch of the self-titled debut EP by R’n’B t...

07 October
Rituals Vol. 3: A Noble Cause, A Fantastic Gig - blog post image

Rituals Vol. 3: A Noble Cause, A Fantastic Gig

The Baroque Room bar & nightclub in Katoomba, with its reputation now established as a popular plac...

01 October
Live Review - Julien Joel Clement Trio - blog post image

Live Review - Julien Joel Clement Trio

Within the cosy confines of Hotel Blue, a relaxing Saturday evening in Katoomba saw the Julien Joel Clement trio perform to a friend...

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Live Review - Blue Sherlock - blog post image

Live Review - Blue Sherlock

Perfectly complementing the buzzing and packed confines of Aunty Jacks to celebrate one year of Slack-Off Sundays events, stylish Ha...

16 July
Paul McDermott And Gatesy Go Solo In Katoomba! - blog post image

Paul McDermott And Gatesy Go Solo In Katoomba!

For one July night only, two of Australia’s favourite comedic middle-men are coming to Katoomba!

12 July
'Punch Darts Not People': In The Studio With Alienativ - blog post image

'Punch Darts Not People': In The Studio With Alienativ

A peculiar entity within the smoky, enigmatic depths of the Blue Mountains underground music scene, a c...

11 July
Live Review - Ben Connor & The Butterman - blog post image

Live Review - Ben Connor & The Butterman

With resourceful instrumentation, a memorable vibe, and a unique musical atmosphere resonating as more than the sum of just two men,...

01 July
Vintage Soul For A Modern Duo - blog post image

Vintage Soul For A Modern Duo

Beginning their first set playing to a small, seated crowd to end their show with almost everyone up and dancing in front of the sta...

08 June
Headbanging In The Hawkesbury - blog post image

Headbanging In The Hawkesbury

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