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Petersham Bowlo

77 Brighton St
Petersham NSW 2049 [see map]

https://www.thepbc.org.au

Capacity: 200

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Upcoming Gigs (9)

Jul '24

Fri

26

The Golden Gaytimes

W/ Tom Ugly

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

28

Slim Holloway & The Unsung Heroes

W/ Charley Castle & The Boys In The Well

2:30pm Petersham Bowlo

James Donald

W/ LaHi

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Aug '24

Fri

2

Heather Vomiting God

W/ California Girls, Bract, Cybermeth

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

MG

Launching her new album "Washing Machine Music". Free.

Sun

4

Angel Grindr

W/ Squirt Circle, Gushing Neck Wound

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Debut single launch for 'GAME'

Fri

9

Parsnip

W/ Photogenic, Angie

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch for 'Behold'.

Sun

11

Oxtail Recordings 10th Anniversary

W/ Low Flung, David Bird, Rhucle, Mike Nigro

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

MG

Ten years of ambient noise & broken songs.

Fri

23

Potential

W/ Canine, TBX, Entertainment Quarter

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

MG

"Weirdo dark-pop synth-wave plus-some-honks three-piece"

Sep '24

Thu

5

Milly McPherson

W/ The After Thoughts, Moose Ends, Sofia Carey, Riri Twinkle

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album fundraiser.

Past Gigs (204)

Jul '24

Sun

21

Europa Express

W/ VGmates, Klezmer Valley Girls, Patina

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

20

Nic Cassey

W/ Liz Martin Band, Leroy Lee, Bower

6:00pm Petersham Bowlo

MG

Release of new album 'The Bay Glows'. A earnest and whimsical collection of songs written during the long summer bushfires.

Fri

19

Funk Out for Food Relief

W/ Tiger, NLA, El Coyote, Social Strangers

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

This concert will raise funds for the homeless at CUDL’s Martin Place Street Kitchen, as well as advocacy work around housing.

Wed

17

Mickey & Michelle

W/ Bower

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch for ‘Solace in Wonder’

Sun

7

Pleasants

W/ Gee Tee

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

4

Conor Britton

W/ The Kingness, Marumaru

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Live debut of Conor's full band!

Jun '24

Fri

28

The Hovering Spooks

W/ Redundant Technology

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

22

Dream Chamber

W/ Layla Meadows, Griffin Ford

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Check that promo copy on the ticket page... sounds like a sexy time. Also: "Nobody turned away for lack of funds."

Fri

21

Meshky & Friends Play Ween

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

I am absolutely breaking our "no cover bands" rule for this

Sun

16

The Lane Dogs

W/ The Juliets, Smiling Politely

2:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

First gig I've seen that advertises "netball on the green"!

Fri

14

BUNKER BUSTER VOL. 1

W/ DOMINANT HAND, Blood Trails, Backhand, Crêam Söda

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs 18+ only show packed with super-brutal metal and hardcore sounds

Sun

9

Fergus Bailey & The Teeth

W/ Beryl, Izzy Knight

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

8

Toque

W/ Potential, Julio Stinky

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for 'Fuck Me'

Fri

7

CEASE FIRE NOW: A FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR GAZA

W/ Raven [Peter Hollo], HARD HAT [Kusum Normoyle/Peter Blamey], MP Hopkins + Laura Altman, SOUND THE ALARM [featuring Conner / Geddes / Manojlovic / Johnson / Pike / Thomas / Stoneham / Farrar / Ferenci / Tsamouras / Chan]

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

6

Wendy Rule

W/ Sister Ursuline

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

2

Ukulele Death Squad

2:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

1

SNITCH TRIAL

W/ THE STRIKE OUTS, CRUEL WORLD, THE BACK UPS

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

May '24

Fri

31

FRET

W/ El Duende, All Her Years

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

DW

Fret, featuring The Night Packers’ bass player on singing & songwriting duties, are one of the best live post-punk bands in Sydney. If you ain’t seen ‘em yet, you should! Support band, El Duende, includes both the singer and guitarist from 80s/90s inner city legends, Craven Fops. This is a great gig at a great venue!

Sun

26

It's a Family Affair

W/ Lord Esme, Mvshroom People, The Sticker Club

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Family friendly event hosted by The Sticker Club. Free for kids and $10 for oldies.

Fri

24

Alexander Gow

W/ Marcus Index

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

That's old mate from Oh Mercy

Fri

17

Femme

W/ Lili Alaska, Ruby and the Groovy Doobies, Denim on Her

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

11

The Engine

W/ Bad Rice, Bennetts Grove

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Debut single launch for ‘Mobilise The Mascots’

Fri

10

Mt. Maze

W/ Help Street Band, Flora

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

5

Lachy Hamilton's YeahNuptet

2:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

2

Polly

W/ The Corners

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Apr '24

Sun

28

Something About Midnight

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch

Empty Fish Tank

W/ Migz, Bourke's

1:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Empty Fish Tank are celebrating 10 years as a band since their debut release 'Same Old Same Old'

Sat

27

Night of the Undead Mosh

W/ Gulge, Arsenico, Suppressant, Disparo

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

26

Nick Griffith

W/ The Melodrones, Mannequin Radio

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch for 'What Do We Do While We Wait'

Thu

25

Friendship Festival Extravaganza

W/ Demolition Man, Bennetts Grove, Milly McPherson, Maschinekrieger

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

21

Humming Grotto #19

W/ Rebecca Lane, Jonathan Heilbron, Ale Hop

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

19

Focus Group

W/ Hooper Crescent, Daily Toll, Dumbells

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

14

Ippio Payo

W/ Jason Arigato (GER), Peter Newman

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Mount Trout

W/ Anthony Guerra [Love Chants, 番長TASTE, Mysteries of Love, Vodka Sparrows, Your Intestines, Vavenge], Fully Feudal

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

7

SHAMFEST Day 2

W/ THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND, THE MORRISONS, MARRICKVILLE SHANTY SINGERS, PEANUT GALLERY, ULTRA VIOLET, C.J. MIFSUD

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

CW

A free two-day festival? In THIS economy?! Believe it! If the rain has you spooked, don't stress — it's all indoors. Today's performances will include AUSLAN interpreters.

Sat

6

SHAMFEST Day 1

W/ CROCODYLUS, GOOD PASH, A.D.K.O.B., ASTROVAN, MVSHROOM PEOPLE, THE STICKER CLUB

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

CW

A free two-day festival? In THIS economy?! Believe it! Killer lineup today, and one just as huge for Sunday. Today's performances will also include AUSLAN interpreters. (And if the rain has you spooked, don't stress — it's all indoors.)

Fri

5

The Judges

W/ Tee Vee Repairman, G2G

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

4

Rory J S

W/ Makeda, T. Morimoto [aka Thomas William] [DJ]

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Solo show from Honey 2 Honey's Rory J S, with selections provided by SUMAC label co-founder T. Morimoto. 50% of proceeds go to Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Mar '24

Sun

31

Lorraine Nash (IRE)

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

24

Layman

W/ Cakewalk, Frugirl

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

First ever show for Layman!

Wed

20

John Craigie (USA)

W/ Cat Clyde (CAN)

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

17

It's A Family Affair

W/ Alannah Russack’s Entropy Band, The After Thoughts, The Sticker Club [two sets], Simon and the Harmonic Sun Travellers

2:30pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Under 5s get in free! Hosted by The Sticker Club, this wonderful series of afternoon gigs for families has been running for 12 years! They tell us: "some of those kids who came along way back then as toddlers (and were inspired by some local rock and roll) are now grown up and in their own bands!"

Sat

16

The Honey Giant's Heart

W/ Petite, Wild Tigers, Heaven Cell

5:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

15

Golden Fang

W/ Jo Meares, Mickelson (USA), Girl Friday

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

10

Harvey Russell

W/ Sam Newton

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch for 'Pure As The Flame'

Sat

9

Evening Records 4th Birthday

W/ Lady Lyon, Maia Toakley, Pan-Pacific Grand Prix, Charlie Finn, K. Walsh, Dj Old Nawty

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

3

Hanoi Traffic

W/ Dragstar, Bract, Daisy Chain

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Spaghetti Confetti

W/ Emily Who

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for 'Emergency 000' - kids show

Sat

2

Concrete Sea

W/ Shrapnel, Boba Lego

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch for 'Australian Dream'

Fri

1

Fundraiser For Gaza

W/ Bract x Bayang (Tha Bushranger), Yes I'm Leaving, Potential, Succour

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Feb '24

Sun

25

Flowers For Jayne

W/ The Limited

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

23

Bryan Estepa Band

W/ Oliver, Danny Yau

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

18

Shaky Starts

W/ Quarter Jorts

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

16

Greyhound

W/ JuliaWhy?

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show. Single launch for "Big Farmer"

Thu

15

Clare Sands (IRE)

W/ Emily-Rose Sarkova

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

11

BARBARA

W/ Library Siesta, Marumaru

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

MAXON

W/ Dani El-Rassi, Abbey Lane

2:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

9

Arsenico

W/ Swine, Punish

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

8

TRIPTYCHS

W/ THE ALL MOTHER, S.C.U.M.

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Tue

6

Placeholder

W/ Marcus Whale (Sheng), Deepstaria

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show. $10 on the door.

Fri

2

Jamie Hutchings

W/ Lisa Caruso

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch

Jan '24

Wed

24

Hymmnn

W/ Squirt Circle, Angel Grindr

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch for 'Feeder'

Sat

20

Border Menace

W/ DEBRIS, ILL WINDS

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Solo project of Alex Lee (Repairs, Heavy Birthday, Subterranean Rain), and joined for this performance by Andrew Brocchi (also of Repairs and currently of Exek). Releases on Chemical Imbalance and Anywave.

Fri

19

Spacerhead

W/ Mannequin Radio, Potential, TBX

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

14

Autobahns (GER)

W/ Dumbells

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

12

The World At A Glance

W/ Potential, The All Mother, Bract

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

7

Ex-Citizen!

W/ Boba Lego, Jacky Wünder

6:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

6

Sweet Echoes: A Fundraiser for Medical Aid for Palestinians

W/ Blue Divers, Monica Brooks, Rory J S [Honey 2 Honey], Hugh B & the Modern Pop Ensemble, Eddy Diamond [DJ], Cousin [DJ], Jon Watts [DJ]

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Entry by donation. Wonderful lineup. "Kids + dogs welcome"

Dec '23

Thu

21

River Dreams

W/ The Whole Wide World

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

15

Pop Filter

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch for 'Cono'. "Featuring members of bands The Ocean Party, Cool Sounds, and Snowy Band to name a few"

Sun

10

Yoskos in the Cosmos

W/ Apocalypse Boyo, Zachary De Silva Starr

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for 'Lost In My Mess'

Fri

1

The Brights

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch for 'Oyster Rock!'

Nov '23

Sun

26

Jenny Don't & The Spurs (USA)

W/ Pan Pacific Grand Prix

5:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

19

Ochiyo (JPN)

W/ Wendy and Shizuka [of SWANK]

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

18

Lady Lyon

W/ Butternut Sweetheart, Julie Talbot

6:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

12

Banana

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs album launch for this duo featuring Alexandra Spence and MP Hopkins!

Wifey

W/ Manners Park, Andy Meehan

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

DA

Tip: Manners Park have a couple of members of Crow

Sat

11

The Honey Giant's Heart

W/ Maia Toakley, Hatchling

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show. Single launch for 'Ms Pendle Hill'

Fri

10

Milly McPherson

W/ Civic Video, Good Ramen

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show

Sun

5

Flint Violet

W/ The Predisposed

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

EP launch for 'Icarus'

Oct '23

Sun

29

Humming Grotto #18

W/ Zoltan Fecso, Radio Cegeste [Sally Ann McIntyre]

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

27

Ben Salter

W/ Brr [Bre from Library Siesta], Potential

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Promoting his new album 'Sublimation' as part of a 36 date tour

Sun

22

Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields

W/ Bradley Christmas, Isobel Knight

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

This Americana/folk duo is launching their new single "Love Ya Like I Can". Bradley Christmas is the frontman for Copperline and a member of The Gin Palace.

Sun

15

Infinity Broke

W/ The Holy Soul, Restless Leg

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

13

Copperline

W/ Duncan Phillips, Justine Wahlin

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

6

Fleeting Persuasion

W/ Library Siesta, Restless Leg

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

5

Orpheus and the Underworld

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

1

Flowers For Jayne

W/ Practical Girls

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show

Sep '23

Sun

17

METDOG

W/ FUNGAS, THE VOVOS

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Lord Esme

W/ Casual Swimwear, Scruffamudda

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

15

Fergus Bailey & The Teeth

W/ Stunt Double, Warwick Kennedy & The Strangers

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for 'Entropic Hope'

Thu

14

Valley Road

W/ Jess Parker, The Marvellous Hearts

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

10

Harry Hook Is Real

W/ Alex Black, Sarah Humphreys

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

8

Delaney Davidson (NZ)

W/ Matt Joe Gow

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

3

Lachy Hamilton's YeahNuptet

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

1

Whopping Big Naughty

W/ Shark Arm

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show

Aug '23

Sat

26

Dippers

W/ Mope City

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Dippers were previously known as 'Thigh Master'. Album launch for 'Clastic Rock'

Sun

20

King Curly

W/ Dan Tuffy & Song Crew

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Humming Grotto #17

W/ MP Hopkins, Mary Rapp

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Album launch (it's sublime) for MP Hopkins. In the downstairs performance space, bring cash ($15). A really wonderful regular series of experimental/ambient/noise music.

Sat

19

Beryl

W/ Abbey Lindsey, EBS

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for 'All Things/Hands to Dirt'

Fri

18

Recast

W/ FLUD, LG Fuzz, Sprinter

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

13

Keratin

W/ Pure Mass, TBX

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Keratin are a "post-hardcore/skramz band" from Naarm/Melbourne - they feature members of To The North, Make More, Jazz Tiger, Nature Trails and Gil Cerrone. Dean from Pure Mass introduces TBX: "[they're] brand new, featuring members of all the best heavy bands in the history of Sydney and the world, incl. Canine, Thorax, Ether Rag, Pure Evil Trio, Dispossessed, Mana, NASHO and I'm sure several more"

Café of the Gate of Salvation

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

11

dogworld

W/ Mannequin Radio, Griffin Ford's 'InZaNiT Band'

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

10

Gaba Wright & The High Tides

W/ The Toothpicks, Something About Midnight

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for ‘Place in Your Paradise’

Sun

6

Charlie Lethal

W/ The Light Brigade, Marc with a Sea

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

3

Space Plants

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

'Background Noise' EP launch.

Jul '23

Sat

29

Fri

28

Such Big Water

W/ Mannequin Radio

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show, launching SBW’s self-titled debut EP!

Fri

21

The Golden Gaytimes

W/ Crème Brulee, Nighttime & Child

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

16

Glen & Glenda

W/ Bob Short, Slack Punks

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

15

Sat

8

Davey Higgins & TLPM

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

7

The Smashed Avocadoes

W/ Fathom, Bourkes

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for 'My Name Is Jim'

Sun

2

Humble

W/ CJ Stranger, Poncho Green

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Jun '23

Fri

30

LLLUSH

W/ Lulu Ilanda, lucidbloom, Lunar Tide

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

"LLLUSH is a curated evening of femme fronted folk dream-pop, cinematic indie rock and brooding psych blues"

Sun

25

Strawberry Prince

W/ Hedy Blaazer, Lee Sullivan and the Sleepers

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for 'Love Shack, Maybe'

Gusto Gusto

W/ Queen Porter Stomp

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

24

Aphrodisiac

W/ In View, Jack Of Hearts

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

23

Pretty In Pink

W/ Mope City, Daily Toll

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for 'Pressure Socks'

Sun

18

Skyscraper Stan

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch for '21st Century Lullaby'

John Flanagan

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

‘Manhood Method Actor’ album launch

Sun

11

Humming Grotto #16

W/ Hinterding & Haines, Laurence Quinn

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Humming Grotto is a fantastic experimental music series held downstairs at Petersham Bowlo once a month. An excellent reflection of what's bubbling away beneath the surface in Sydney's rich and diverse ambient / noise / improvised scene.

Sat

10

Martin Frawley & Lachlan Denton

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Martin's the singer and songwriter from Twerps, Lachlan Denton is from The Ocean Party, and they seem to be top mates. They played a show at the PBC a few months ago and it was incredibe. Highly recommended.

Sun

4

Spectra Jazz Orchestra

3:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch

May '23

Sun

28

Cosmic Caravan

W/ Up at Night, Liquid Squid

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

"Psychedelic rock, funk, doom rock"

Winterfox

W/ Lord Esme, Wifey

2:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

'Kid-friendly matinee show'

Fri

26

Bronte’s Fight - A Fundraiser

W/ Infinity Broke, Mark Moldre, The Gin Palace, Joey’s Coop, The Finalists

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Mark Moldre's 22-year-old daughter is battling a rarer form of breast cancer, and this gig is being pulled together by Mark as a fundraiser. It's a stellar local lineup - featuring members of Bluebottle Kiss, Crow, Glide, Died Pretty and more.

Sat

20

Gena Stone

W/ Maia Toakley

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

'Pistacio' single launch

Sun

14

Daily Toll

W/ Elmo Aoyama, Giant Hammer

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

13

Moody Beaches

W/ Second Idol, Downgirl (DJ)

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

12

Jilkbox

W/ Southwest Courduroy

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

11

Bellamy

W/ Bek Sarkoezy, Juliana Temple

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Good At Feeling Helpless' EP launch

Sun

7

Kevin Welch (USA)

W/ Kevin Bennett, Angus Gill

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

5

208L Containers

W/ Chimers, Pleasure Chest, The Economy

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Apr '23

Sat

29

Brett Littlefair

W/ Mighty Thin Stew

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

28

Keith Potger

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Founding member of The Seekers doing a solo show at the bowlo!

Sun

23

The Bloody Mongrüls

3:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

22

Aerobics Night

W/ Spencer Spark x Retrosweat, S.Miles, Scruffamudda

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Tim Cheeseman (S.Miles) writes in: "It’s Spencer Spark’s single launch for ‘Wake Up’ - an ‘80s style workout-pop track and they’re doing a live set with an aerobics class at the same time. Scruffamudda making bleep bloops and S.Miles will be playing too with a guitarist for the first time. "

Sat

15

Stable Label and Friends

W/ Dave McCormack, The Brights, Buddy Dingo, Stay Golden, Worry Mall

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Wed

12

Tony McManus (SCO/CAN)

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Celtic guitarist. Apparently "he has also just been listed as one of the "50 transcendental guitarists of all time" by Guitar Player Magazine"

Sun

9

Fist Full of Songs

W/ Matt Joe Gow & The Dead Leaves, Copperline, Duncan Phillips, Stefanie Duzel

5:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

6

Restaurant In My Head

W/ Steam Vent, Brian Fuata, Michael Farrell, Rory J S

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

"Piano, poetry, improvised text, reading, and guitar on Easter eve"

Wed

5

Brittany & Natalie Haas (USA)

W/ The Good Behaviours

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

2

Yes I'm Leaving

W/ Hearts and Rockets

6:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Hair-singeingly loud yob rockers Yes I'm Leaving playing with Naarm-based self-described "bratwave duo" Hearts and Rockets, the latter touring in support of single "Clown Town". Good little chaser for an afternoon barefoot sesh on the bowling green, I reckon.

Mar '23

Fri

31

Adam Young & The Down Main

W/ Victoria

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

26

"It's A Family Affair"

W/ Lord Esme, The Sticker Club, Angie Who, The After Thoughts

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

"KIDS 0-5 FREE"

Fri

24

Ben Salter

W/ Julia Johnson, Geoff Towner

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

He's been musician-in-residence at MONA in Hobart for the last few years, and has more bands to his name than you can shake a stick at: Giants of Science, The Gin Club, The Wilson Pickers, Hownowmer and The Young Liberals. Ben's playing in solo mode drawing from his considerable collection of songs. Should be a ripper.

Thu

23

The Burning Hell (CAN)

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Wed

22

Sat

18

Best. Reunion. Double. Header. Ever.

W/ Community Radio, Unity Floors

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Two much-loved Sydney bands that have been on ice for a bunch of years are back for an ace double headliner. Love to see it!

Fri

17

John Kennedy And The New Originals

W/ Stephanie Marchant and the Ugly Truth

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

16

Hubcaps

W/ Lottie World

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

‘Singing & Songing’ Single Launch

Sat

11

Trillion

W/ Potential, Futureheaven

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Trillion's album launch!

Sun

5

The Magician

W/ In View

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Debut show for The Magician, in the downstairs Green Room

Feb '23

Sat

25

Milla's Disco Down

W/ Safford, Babefingers, Astral Juice

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

24

The Moderate Themes

W/ Hark Marquee, The Shrugs

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

New duo featuring members of Library Siesta and YEEVS launching their new EP ‘A Movie I Used to Love’

Sat

18

Comedy of Errors

W/ Stuart Alexander

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Vic Simms

3:30pm Petersham Bowlo

AL

Free gig as part of the “Inner West BBQ for the Voice to Parliament” - the BBQ’s happening at 2pm up the road at Petersham Park. Vic Simms is a total icon with a hell of a story, would love him to write a memoir sometime. His album 'The Loner' is a classic of 70s protest music if you’re not across. Def someone to catch when the chance arises, and this is a good one. Albo will be there!

Thu

16

Mahesh & Tapestries of Sound

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

‘Circling Beyond the Square’ EP launch

Sun

12

Victoria

W/ Wifey, Buddy Glass

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

As the ticket link says: "Victoria, Wifey and Buddy Glass feature members of Youth Group, Smudge, John Reed Club, Peabody, Hand Me My Jetpack, The Gadflies, GiveGoods and more" - need more be said? (also a member of the Sydney band Songs)

Sun

5

Hephalump

W/ Great Job!, Imposters in Chrome

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Launch show for single "Bull Frog"

Fri

3

Free Time (NYC/AUS)

W/ Martin Frawley & Dan Kelly (Duo), Okin Osan, Pash

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Outrageous line-up! Do you remember Twerps? They were one of the poster acts for Melbourne's heady "dolewave" scene back in the early 2010s but, like most of their colleagues (ok, Dick Diver), disappeared without a trace without explanation. Will there be a dolewave conspiracy documentary in a decade's time? Will it feature Darren Levin (editor of one of this website's spiritual forefathers Mess+Noise) as a talking head? But I digress. One of Twerps' key members Martin Frawley has re-appeared in Free Time, who are based in New York and who appear to be touring Australia for a crop of dates. But look! Martin is ALSO doing a set with no other than living legend Dan Kelly (yes, he's related to Paul Kelly - nephew/uncle). Did you know that Dan Kelly and the Alpha Males (Dan's band) originally had Gareth Liddiard (The Drones) and Tom Carlyon (of criminally underrated Aussie band Devastations) in their line-up when they formed? Wild times. Okin Osan is the project of local Rose Chan - skuzzy, sunny power pop. And Pash is some gorgeous jangle glossiness. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Jan '23

Sat

28

Psyched As Forever

W/ Pist Idiots, Johnny Hunter, Forest Hall, PEEL, Julia Why?, Nick Nuisance & the Delinquents, Psyched As House Band, Moody Beach, Murray Darling, Iain T. McKelvey & The Midnight Tangos, Germ Donor

1:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Despite being extremely sold out, we thought it fitting to acknowledge this stacked line-up (look at it!) celebrating the life of Richard ‘Millzy’ Mills, one of the co-founders of label/party collective Psyched As. All profits from ticket sales will be donated to the Bula'Bula Arts Centre in Ramingining (NT).

Fri

27

Potential (album launch!)

W/ Potential, Loose Fit, Daily Toll

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Album launch for the incredible Potential, releasing their album after three excellent singles that have just got me more and more pumped for the full thing. Potential play (in their own words) "weirdo dark-pop synth-wave" - great songwriting, drum machines, harmonised sax, grinding chorus bass, it's a fucking treat. Loose Fit are an incredible support, also offering bursts of sax, intensive post-punk rhythms with little elements of dub all over it - their debut record was recorded and mixed by Jonathan Boulet of Party Dozen and ARSE. And at the greatest venue in Sydney - the PBC!

Sat

21

Maxine Funke (NZ)

W/ Warm Currency, Soda Eaves

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

First Aussie tour in 5 years! "Impressionistic folk music" in the warm, welcoming environs of the PBC

Thu

19

Joe Visser

W/ Sam Windley

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

"Things That Cannot Be" EP launch

Sun

15

Lily Morris

W/ Mannequin Radio, haddie

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

14

Sounds Like Sunset

W/ Key Out, Juno Point

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Sounds Like Sunset formed in Pennant Hills in 1997. Famously, no matter how small the venue they're playing, they'll bring their full scale amp stacks and play at the volume they would if they were playing a gig at the SCG. I'm saying they're loud. Their sound draws a lot from the original wave of the UK's shoegaze influences - think Lush, Ride - but there's definitely an Australiana to it, so I'm gonna dub it "pubgaze". Key Out draws from a similar well of influences but with a little more gentleness - some lovely background vocals and textures adding a wooziness to a rock solid core guitar band sound. Their record's out on Half A Cow - it was mixed by Wayne Connolly (as was SLS' last release).

Sun

8

Humming Grotto #13

W/ Mara, Josten Myburgh, Skylar Sansome

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Humming Grotto is a stunning monthly series of sound art, ambient, noise and other outsider sounds - an often peaceful, sometimes intense, always mesmerising series of lineups that show off a wonderful dimension of Sydney. It's held downstairs at the PBC - so don't be alarmed if you turn up to the main room and there are toddlers running around and the ding of the bistro pass bell. Head downstairs and I guarantee that once the door closes behind you you'll be transported into another world.

Sat

7

Space Plants

W/ Goodmonster, Len Lennox

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

6

Formidable Vegetable

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Dec '22

Sun

4

Jonathan Bone

W/ AllyRow

6:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

2

The Cannanes

W/ Wayne Connolly, The Night Packers

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Hot situation!!! The Cannanes we love. They've been around since the 80s, they do what they want, their music has been released on the USA's K Records and 555 Records, and Chapter Music locally, they're delightful live. And the Petersham Bowlo is maybe Sydney's best music venue: a simple, community space, that exists for the community, that is loved by the community, and that does a bang up stellar job of doing what it does. And really decent sound!! And family friendly! Wayne Connolly is the Australian producer of some renown - lots of big Triple J records in the 00s - and musician with bands like Knievel and The Welcome Mat. And The Night Packers are new on the scene, have a great energy and a lot of enthusiasm and we love to see it!

Thu

1

For Folk Sake

W/ Rosie and the Quest, Ainsley Farrell, East Denistone

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

DS

Monthly Australian folk music showcase. Support these acts and hear some amazing up and coming folk musicians.

Nov '22

Sun

27

Best In The West Fest

W/ Oslow, Totty, Amends, Hedy Blaazer, Jamie Hay, Vetty Vials

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Pay what you wish afternoon show at the best venue in Sydney! Some really good staples here!

Fri

25

Lady Lyon

W/ Pan-Pacific Grand Prix

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

DS

Album launch. Arguably one of the best alt country, cowgirl blues, down to earth, and fun bands to watch and line dance to right now <3

Fri

18

Ben Salter

9:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Ben is ex-Gin Club, Giants of Science and Wilson Pickers. With band, I think? Nice location for a nice show!

Sun

13

Fenn is cool

W/ Birthday Girl

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Chris Carrapetta

4:00pm Petersham Bowlo

DS

No nonsense Australiania. Copperline is the real deal as well!

Thu

10

Charli’s Angels

W/ monstahouse, haddie

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

4

Michael Beach

W/ Monica Brooks, Brett Thompson, Meteor Infant

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

EP launch! New release is a collaboration with Lloyd Swanton of The Necks, which sounds like my exact shit.

Thu

3

For Folk Sake

W/ Winter Starlings, Christopher Mason, The Go Twos

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Oct '22

Sun

30

Monnone Alone

W/ Victoria, Table Band

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

27

Katie Thorn

W/ Grace Amos, Tilli Kay with Noah Bloom

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

23

The Exploding Festival ft. Exploding Happiness

W/ Night Radio, Miau, Wee free kings, Chintzy Lopez (feat Philip Ricketson of the Hoo Haa's), Manny, Hannah and the Hepcats

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

This looks like a real range! "Australian gothic" to "smooth evening sounds" to "Iconic cheeky bluesy jazzy, tinged with soulful chaos" is some of the range in the submission I was given. Wild times. Hope it's a great time gang!

Fri

21

Australian Country Music Showcase

W/ THE SILVERLINE, Aimee Hannan, Andy Penkow

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

16

The Causeway

W/ Dear Scarlett

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

13

ZSA ZSA

W/ Hot Goblin’s Candle Lounge

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

9

Sarah Leete

W/ Arna Georgia

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sat

8

The Jim Dusty Drive-Thru Garbage Casino

W/ Lily Morris, Griffin Ford & the Letter Openers

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

7

Renovator's Delight

W/ Stressless, Mope City

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Thu

6

For Folk Sake

W/ JORDAN KENNY, THE DELUXE BROTHERS, CORN NUT CREEK

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

DS

A community run event bringing together new and emerging folk musicians at the Petersham Bowlo. Wholesome af.

Sat

1

Nunchukka Superfly

W/ The Hot Ness

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sep '22

Fri

30

Noon Shift

W/ The Sooks, The Blue Tongues

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sun

25

Fri

23

Cameron Cusack

W/ Aimee Hannan, Ronnie Joudo

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Fri

16

At Arms Length

W/ A False Sense of Hope, Manfredo Lament

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch

Thu

8

MJ Deluxe

W/ Tacenda

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show