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Apr 26 2024

Ana Key & the Underdogs, with nonbinarycode & Soarers

Ellero proudly presents Ana Key & the Underdogs performing with nonbinarycode and Soarers at the UC Hub on Friday 26th April.Formed in 2018, Ana Key & the Underdogs have quickly made their mark on the music scene, thanks to their cohesive sound and their dedication to creating original music. Led by the dynamic vocals of Ana Key and supported by Keith Joliffe on bass, Ole Nielsen on guitar, and Steve Deakin on drums, this band knows how to rock the stage. They're not just putting the S into punk; they're crafting a genre all their own by blending rock, new wave, blues, and comedy into an electrifying musical experience. Ana Key is a powerhouse vocalist with prolific song-writing experience, demonstrated by five albums of original music. To add to this, her band’s talent hasn't gone unnoticed, with awards in song-writing to their name, including a second place for Best Australian Song in 2015. They have performed in a multitude of exceptional venues and spaces including GIO Stadium, The Goulburn Blues Festival in 2019, and the 10th Raised Glass Mini Festival also in 2019. Their simple yet sensational musical grooves, paired with intelligent and funny lyrics, create an atmosphere of pure entertainment not to be missed.Formed in April 2019 by InkBits (they/them) and The Hardman (he/him) , a multi-talented musician and music producer, nonbinarycode has evolved into a full band experience, with Sorrento (they/them) on bass and Racso (he/him) on drums. Each member brings their own flair and passion to the stage, creating a dynamic and engaging performance that keeps audiences hooked from start to finish. But nonbinarycode isn't just about the music—it's about inclusivity, representation, and advocacy. Through their lyrics, they explore themes of identity, love, and resilience, offering a voice to those often unheard in mainstream media. And beyond the stage, they actively advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, mental health awareness, and social equality, using their platform to amplify marginalized voices and inspire others to embrace their true selves.This will be the 2nd show for the Soarers in 2024 after some time working behind the scenes since first emerging in early 2022. With a full set of new original songs, they are more prepared than ever to reach new heights and deliver a refreshing take on the Hard & Alt Rock scene. The band is led by front man Aiden Ellero, a powerful and devoted singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist. He is joined by the talented and passionate members: Stephen Grbavac on lead guitar, Fateh Singh on bass, and Kyle Blane-Brown on drums. Come along for the ride to hear new and exciting music rising up from Australia’s capital.

19:00 - 22:30
May 26 2024

Dear Seattle - ‘idc’ Regional Tour

SUPPORTS: with Special Guests Late 90’s and DeadshowwsDEAR SEATTLE are taking to the motorways on a mammoth regional tour across Australia in 2024 off the back of their recent single ‘idc’. An instant modern-day grunge classic, Sydney indie mavericks DS return armed with the anthemic new single, out now via Domestic La La.Packed with fuzzy guitars, nostalgic rock nods and catchy melodics for days, ‘idc’ follows on from the quartet's recent upbeat outing ‘Nothing's Stopping Me Now’ with lashings of heart and a criminally catchy chorus primed for group singalongs.Produced by long-time Dear Seattle friend and producer Fletcher Matthews (Trophy Eyes, The Buoys, STUMPS), ‘idc’ cuts a sharply fun figure, with the latest track ultimately starting life as a joke, springing to life at the end of an extensive writing session. "idc started out as a joke," shares guitarist and vocalist Brae Fisher. "Our producer Fletcher and I had spent almost a month writing a song every day, and I think we both went a bit loopy and needed to blow off some steam. I was actively trying to write the worst lyrics I could for the chorus, which is where the line “write a chorus rhyme it with nirvana came from”... and we were just laughing the whole session. Annoyingly the song itself and the melodies turned out to be sick and our whole team loved it. The more I listened to it though, the more I realised how much I loved it’s message, namely that I need stop taking myself so seriously all the time, sometimes it’s nice to just be a dumb kid again.""Nowadays we’re constantly being polarised, judged and becoming more and more detached from each other in the process. It sucks. Life is tough. It gets expensive, it’s constantly demanding, and we’re surrounded by so much negativity that it’s hard to find the motivation to put on pants in the morning, so whatever you need to do to make it that little bit easier, just do it." Tickets to the ‘idc’ tour are on sale now, catch Dear Seattle throughout May, June & July.

19:00 - 23:30
Jun 8 2024

The Rions - Sweet Cocoon Tour

The Rions enter their next phase with ‘Sweet Cocoon’, arriving with the announcement of their latest national tour across late May/early June. Following another breakout year with their lovable debut EP Minivan, The Rions new release channels the stroppy in a sharp-tongued admission of self-preservation. Swinging on a coarse, near grunge guitar riff, ‘Sweet Cocoon’ symbolises the shield we employ in the moments that try us, the defences we utilise to push through. Self-assured against doubt or angst, ‘Sweet Cocoon’ trickles with nods to Room On Fire and AM, The Rions boast newfound grit in their unapologetic anthem. Through their debut EP, The Rions leaped from ‘ones to watch’ to in-demand status thanks to the steady worship of their audience and industry alike. Landing #38(Minivan), #40 (Scary Movies) and #71 (Take What You Want) in their third year of Hottest 100 entries,Minivan sought enduring praise. Rolling Stone Award nominations, back to back sell out tours from Melbourne’s Corner Hotel to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, praise across the ABC’s triplej, Unearthed and RAGE to their international debut conquering festivals and headline shows across Aotearoa / New Zealand earlier this year. Backed by a clear drive for consistent evolution The Rions continue to rise. Experience the fever across the Sweet Cocoon Tour.Brought to you by UCLivex and Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

19:00 - 23:30

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