Tasmanian gig guideFebruary 2, 2017

Melbourne’s Camp Cope will play in Hobart on February 16.Here is a quick look at some of the gigs happening around the state this weekend. Plus, we’ve chucked in a few dates you might want to clear your schedule for in the future.
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West Australian metal bandEARTH ROTare set to play their first ever Tasmanian show this weekend. The four-piece has just released its latest EPChthonian Virtues. They’ll play at Hobart’s Brisbane Hotel on Friday. Tassie bands Break Through, and Mountains of Madness will provide support. The show kicks off at 9pm, and entry is $10.

The February edition of Launceston’s all-female musical showcase is all about rock.WHEN SHE BELIEVESwill take over the Royal Oak on Saturday night, headlined by Sydney bandTHE MIS-MADE. They’ll be supported by Hobart group Straddlepuss, who are playing their last show together, and Launceston’s Disrepute. The gig starts at 8.30pm, and entry is $5.

Looking ahead, it’s all about folk punk and mystery at Launceston’s The Gunners Arms on February 9. To celebrateFOLK PUNK FEBRUARY, the venue will host a night dedicated to the genre. The headline act will, for now, remain a mystery –but it’s a duo from the United Kingdom. They’ll be supported by NSW singer-songwriter Quinton Trembath, Hobart’s Xena, and Launceston’s BrodyGreg. Doors open at 8pm.

Melbourne-based trioCAMP COPEhave included Tassie on their run of gigs to celebrate the release of a new split EP. After a ripper 12 months that included a debut EP and a slot at 2017 Laneway Festival, Camp Cope will play at Hobart’s Brisbane Hotel on Thursday, February 16. They’ll be supported by fellow Melbournites Cable Ties. Locally, Launceston’s Bansheeland and Isla Ka complete the line-up. Tickets are available now through Oztix for $23.50.

Launceston bandCARDINELSare leading an all-Tassie line-up for Club 54 later this month. You can catch them at their hometown venue on February 24. They’ll be joined up The Midways, out of Hobart, and locals Dark Dudes. Doors open at 9pm, entry is $5.

Tickets are still available forKATY STEELE’Srun of Tassie shows. The Little Birdy singer is back with her debut solo album. She’s playing at Launceston’s Club 54 on March 17, and Hobart’s Republic Bar on March 18.

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