Over the past few months, The Elk’s Lodge in Sydney has become a new mecca for local live music. Every Friday night, a lineup of local and touring acts hits the stage in a bar that looks like your grandmother’s living room and feels like a house party with all your drunkest friends. This Friday will surely be no exception to the growing expectations.
Headlining the bill this week is Ladyslippers. Fronted by Victor Tomiczek, Ladyslippers is a sampling of the polygamist marriage of punk rock, folk rock, and an angry blues rock. Borrowing band members from Black Tooth Grinn, The Tom Fun Orchestra and Sprag Session, Ladyslippers is a band that shouldn’t be missed.
Next up on the bill is Hash Jesus. Hash Jesus is a two-piece guitar and drums duo featuring Ian MacDougall and Albert Lionais. If you don’t know these two yet then you haven’t been paying very close attention. Ian MacDougall is the notorious frontman of The Tom Fun Orchestra. Albert Lionais might be best known for his technical punk drumming in I Was A Spy. For a truly unique drum and guitar rock experience, check these guys out.
Lastly we have Joe Costello & the High Tide. Joe Costello is a Sydney native who’s been playing original music locally for the last decade. Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer and Greg MacPherson, Costello’s writing mixes together storyteller folk and punk influences to make an original sound. Backed up by an arsenal of talent in The High Tide, Costello puts on a hell of a show.
Check out all three bands and this oddly awesome new venue this Friday. Cover is $7 and the show starts at 10pm.