MY BYRON BAY RIOT RETURNS IN JUNE WITH SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINER /// MARK SULTAN AKA BBQ!

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Firstly we just wanna say a big thanks to everyone who rocked up to the last MY BYRON BAY RIOT party in May, it was packed and good times were had by all. Thanks so much for your support “WE LOVE YOU BYRON BAY!”

Anyway we are back again this month with another amazing lineup of up and coming talent and a very special headliner. So join us on Saturday 29 June when we celebrate all things independent music in our favourite Party town in all of Australia. So keep them good vibrations comin Byron Bay!

We are stoked to have all the way from the USA, Germany, Montreal, everywhere really!!, one half of the infamous KING KHAN & THE BBQ SHOW,  MARK SULTAN AKA BBQ who will be tearing up the roof with his good time party vibes at the Great Northern Hotel. Special guests Byron Bay local killers WAXHEAD will be bringing their surf inspired rock n’ roll party vibes, THE DARK HAWKS had such a good time last month that they’re back for the love Byron! and opening the night are brand new Sydney band HIGH-TAILS who are making some really amazing music for all yo to get down to. This lineup is not to be missed!

So join us from 9pm and let us provide you with the free music Soundtrack to your weekend in the town where the People and the Pie shop never sleep!

MY SYDNEY RIOT presents…

/// ***MY BYRON BAY RIOT***///

MARK SULTAN AKA BBQ https://www.facebook.com/marksultanbbq
WAXHEAD https://www.facebook.com/waxheadmusic
THE DARK HAWKS https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkHawks
HIGH-TAILS https://www.facebook.com/hightailsband

SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2013
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY
DOORS 9PM
FREE ENTRY!

PS: If you have any photos from any of our RIOT’S please send them thru with your name for credit!  email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com

MY BYRON BAY RIOT RETURNS!!

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The MY BYRON BAY RIOT Party returns to THE GREAT NORTHERN on Saturday 25th May with a stellar lineup of some of our favourite bands on the independent music scene right now and we totally believe that you need to discover them all.

To open proceedings are a brand new Sydney band THE RUMOURS. We think these guys are doing something kinda left of field to what’s out there right now and it is unique and special. This two piece (drums, guitar and tails told with a husky attitude) are super stoked to be heading north and we hope you can all make it down early to catch them get everyone’s feet dancin!

If Janis Joplin formed a band that was loosely based one the modern 2 piece format in 2013 then THE DARK HAWKS would be it. We’re not really sure how we met these guys (pretty sure a big hangover was involved), but all we can say is this, THE DARK HAWKS FUCKIN ROCK! GO AND SEE THEM!

It’s common knowledge to all now that we love BEC AND BEN! A two piece romantic punk rock monster that give life to a simple format to create some amazing pop rockin gems. Now with the addition of a new bass player member these guys are surely going to get the Byron Bay party started just like we all know they can.

TSUN are a new band on the Byron Bay scene, their music resembles a soulful walk into the valley to lose your mind kinda trip. Definitely a unique fresh take on the psychedelic vibrations happening of late. These guys are definitely worth checking out and we totally know that they will bring the house down as headliners of this amazing lineup.

We can’t wait to see you again Byron Bay!

Good times!

MY SYDNEY RIOT presents… MY BYRON BAY RIOT

SATURDAY 25 MAY at THE GREAT NORTHERN, Byron Bay

Doors 9pm / Free entry!

TSUN https://www.facebook.com/Tsunmusic /// 11.50 – 12.40PM

BEC AND BEN https://www.facebook.com/becandben /// 10.50 – 11.30PM

THE DARK HAWKS https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkHawks /// 10 – 10.30PM

THE RUMOURS https://www.facebook.com/LISTENTOTHERUMOURS /// 9.20 – 9.40PM

MY BYRON BAY RIOT /// APRIL LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the first instalment of our monthly party at the awesome GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL in Byron Bay.

So continuing on with what we do best we present you with the April lineup of MY BYRON BAY RIOT. The amazing THE RUMINATERS will be heading north with Gold Coast buddies PIRATES ALIVE, they will be joined by new local heroes WAXHEADS and another awesome Sydney band BIG WHITE.

Get there early and enjoy this amazing lineup of bands. It’s free, so we are 100% sure it will be a big night of dancing for all. A sweet hang over and the beach await.

Road trip anyone? Yew!

MY SYDNEY RIOT presents… A BRAND NEW MONTHLY LIVE MUSIC NIGHT

MY BYRON BAY RIOT
2013 LAUNCH

THE RUMINATERS /// 11.30pm – 12.20am
https://www.facebook.com/TheRuminaters?fref=ts

PIRATES ALIVE /// 10.30pm – 11.15
https://www.facebook.com/piratesalive?fref=ts

WAXHEAD /// 9.30pm – 10.15pm
https://www.facebook.com/waxheadmusic

BIG WHITE /// 8.30pm -9.15pm
https://www.facebook.com/BigWhite?fref=ts

SATURDAY 13 APRIL
THE GREAT NORTHERN
35 – 43 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
DOORS 8PM / FREE ENTRY

MY BYRON BAY RIOT /// OUR MONTHLY PARTY LAUNCHES FOR 2013

THE GREAT NORTHERN in Byron Bay is hands down our favourite live venue in all of Australia. Sorry everyone out there, but it’s a fact. To us the Great Northern is the Holy Grail of live venues. It has a mega sound system, the room can hold a massive amount of people and the punters in Byron Bay, they really know how to party when it comes to supporting touring bands. As an audience the Byron Bay folk are always willing to give unknown bands a chance and this to us is rad.

After putting on many tours and shows at the Great Northern over the years, we were lucky enough to receive an invitation to put on a monthly party and of course we said yes please and thank you.

So to kick things off our 2013 launch show will feature Sydney heavyweights, FAIT ACCOMPLI who will be heading North alongside two bands who are both getting great exposure at the moment, THE CHITTICKS and THE JONES RIVAL. The local love will come from new Byron Bay favourites PRO VITA.

Our April and May shows are already filling up with great lineups and we invite all talented bands to get in touch if you are serious about getting your music out there. email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com

As you all know our whole mission is to expose the wide range of independent bands that we love to better audiences in better venues, so this opportunity is so awesome we just want touch the sky!

If you’ve been to our past shows, you know it’s going to be a RIOT! See you at the show BYRON BAY!

MY SYDNEY RIOT presents… A BRAND NEW MONTHLY LIVE MUSIC NIGHT

MY BYRON BAY RIOT
2013 LAUNCH

FAIT ACCOMPLI
THE CHITTICKS
PRO VITA
THE JONES RIVAL

SATURDAY 23 MARCH
THE GREAT NORTHERN
35 – 43 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW

DOORS 8PM / FREE ENTRY

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FREE PUSSY RIOT! BYRON BAY PARTY PHOTOS BY KAT CHARLES

If you weren’t at the epic FREE PUSSY RIOT show last weekend up in Byron Bay at the Great Northern, well here’s a little something to inspire you to come to the next Riot!

Thanks to Kat Charles for the epic shots!

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THANKS BYRON BAY!! YOU FUCKIN ROCK!!

Last Saturday 6 October a massive crowd of Byron Bay party makers dropped into the Great Northern Hotel for what was an amazing night of music, film and good vibrations. A big thank you goes out to all the bands who played at this special show; Fait Accompli, Pirates Alive, Mylee and the Milkshakes, Bec and Ben, The Deers. Special thanks to Tallow Gallery for premiering their amazing short film JOURNEY and The Great Northern for being a great venue. Also a big huge thanks to Willie, Kyle and Jodi for getting the word out around Byron Bay and making everything amazing.

Join us at the next FREE PUSSY RIOT event, LA FEMME an all girl gig, music and art show which takes place on Friday 26 October in Sydney. Music Lineup and Artist Lineup to be announced shortly. (A few spaces left for the art exhibition email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com) You don’t want to miss this.

In the mean time we just wanted to say THANK YOU BYRON BAY! for helping us spread awareness about the plight of our PUSSY RIOT sisters in Russia. You’re rad people who really know how to be free and have a good time. Keep on Rockin!

FREE PUSSY RIOT!

BYRON BAY GOES TO WAR – GOONS OF DOOM START A RIOT!


If you were in Byron Bay last week you would’ve noticed that Sydney’s GOONS OF DOOM actually played three shows locally. The laziest tour on earth? No, the boys just know how to take advantage of the good times. No sin in that!

There was somethin in the water that week and kids came from all over the shop to see the boys rock out with friends GROUPLOVE (US) at the Great Northern (Wed), then at a Volcom instore for the kids! Hi Mum! (Thurs/daytime) and then at Woodys (Fri) with good friends THE BUNGALOWS, BOOZE HAG plus SAMOAN PUNKS and boy what a good time it was.

The night before the Goons and the Bungas took in a different scene where The Loft, Chevron Island was overfilled by 100 more than the legal limit and the kids were at war with their own shadows, a pretty crazy trick to witness, but man that show was out of control. We all seriously thought the venue was going to collapse on itself, thank the Gods we didn’t make our 6pm news debut with 77 dead. “THE LOFT WAS THE CRAZIEST GOONS SHOW EVER!”.

Surviving Chevron Island, Friday night was gonna be mad fun. Local promoters EAT CITY NIGHTS joined forces with MSR to put on quite the party. Everyone had a ball, the bands went right off and the night was all time rock n’ roll good times. People were partyin like it was 1999 and PRINCE was the President of Byron Bay. Well is he? If he’s not, then he should be!

Byron Bay people know how to party and it was a great way to kick off 2012 with a hells yeah, so much so that the RIOT is comin baaaack very soooooon!!!! A new date and venue will be announced shortly. So stay tuned.

Check these photos out, pictures make way better reviews anyway. Word on the Streets!!!!

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