Scene briefs

North Coast gypsy funk band Stipsky is back on the live gig scene after a Xmas recording break. Theyll be doing their musical thing at the Nimbin Pub this Friday, February 3, from 8.30pm (Nimbin time).

With their funky rhythms, musical virtuosity, global repertoire, original tunes and even a showcase of circus skills (?!!), this six-piece ensemble will force you to heave your body into its dancing gear and get its mojo movin.

Guitarist and music lecturer at SCU, Jim Kelly, will showcase his skills with the cat-gutted six-stringer when The Jim Kelly Band struts its riffs at the Lennox Point Hotels Jazz Afternoon this Sunday, February 5, from 5.30pm.

With Matt Smith squeezing the electric guitar, Greg Lyon slapping the fat four stringer (and stretching the vocal chords) and Aiden Haworth smacking the skins, Jim and his cohorts will cruise through a few sets of fine jazz n blues as the sun falls to ground.

Musician and producer Richard Bell brings his band The Light Activation to Sphinx Rock Caf at Mount Burrell this Sunday afternoon, February 5, for their first show of the year. This dreamy four-piece guitar outfit journeys from ambient pulsing to psychedelic wig-out and back. Singer Ajita will weave some subtle improvisation into the mix. It all happens from 1pm till sunset.

Following their recent escapades at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Re-Mains return to one of their spiritual homes, the Nimbin Hotel, this Saturday, February 4, from 8.30pm.

Nimbin recognised the bands potential and lit the fuse for the country rock and roll explosion that has since taken the band all over the country and threatens to send them overseas at any tick of the timebomb.

Theyll also be rockin the Pacific Hotel in Yamba this Friday, February 3, from 9pm, and the Lawrence Tavern this Sunday, February 5, at 2pm.


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