Big Whoops, WHARVES, Walken, Muules, Zebrafinch at Solbar, August 31

Oh my. So much sweat, hair and goddamn rocknroll in one big night that saw 5 bands crammed onto a line-up at Solbar. Celebrating Big Whoops’ debut EP release (and drummer Rangi’s birthday), the stage was drenched on a cold August night. Supported by Byron Bay’s WHARVES (having just released a single, ‘Blame’), Brisbane’s Walken, and locals Muules and Zebrafinch, we sent photographer Cynthia Lee to capture all the sweaty, hairy gloriousness.

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The Point celebrates 10 Years - Solbar July 5

This year marks 10 years of The Point Music News delivering all the Sunshine Coast music news, gigs, upcoming artists, new releases, and incoming tours. It’s been a hard slog, but we’ve been privileged to see amazing acts grow and take on the national stage.

To celebrate this achievement, we threw the mother of all Point Parties on July 5 at Solbar - home to many a gig witnessed by The Point - and we invited some of our friends, old and new, along to kick it up a notch, with Bearfoot, In2nation, Gypsy Rumble, Forrest Run, Dear Willow, Not To Regret, Muules, The Sundowners, and Scrappy Coco bringing a healthy mix of genres for the night.

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Sea N Sound Festival - in pictures

Sunshine Coast boutique festival, Sea N Sound was back again for another round, and despite the threat of wet weather, persevered and brought the goods.

Mixing craft beer, delicious seafood, and a mix of Australian talent, from Amy Shark and I Know Leopard, to Busby Marou, Cheap Fakes and Oka, there was plenty of entertainment to keep the vibes flowing.

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Hobo Magic say Hooroo at Solbar w/Fight Ibis, The Unknowns, Old Home - April 27, 2019

Sunshine Coast riff lords, Hobo Magic, have outgrown their Australian roots, and are branching out by heading to the home of psych riffage - Europe. But before they jet off and relocate themselves in the cold, they did one final stretch of dates, including a home show at Solbar. Teaming up with younger psych Indie rockers Fight Ibis, The Unknowns, and Old Home, Cynthia Lee was there to capture a big night dedicated to the monster-sounding trio. Here’s to the riff!

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Butterfingers - '15 Years of Fatboys', w/ Emph'n'Treats, Fresh Violet at Villa Noosa, March 1st

Brisbane hiphop legends, Butterfingers are back on the road, celebrated 15 years of the acclaimed album, ‘Breakfast at Fatboys’. Back in 2004, this album scored Triple J Feature album of the week upon release, as well as slots in that year’s Hottest 100 AND an ARIA nomination for Best Independent Release. So, to celebrate the fifteenth birthday of the amazing debut album, Butterfingers have headed off on a massive national tour, choosing The Villa Noosa to kick it all off. Joining them on the line-up were Emph’n’Treats, and Fresh Violet.

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Joyride, Heaps Good Friends, and Approachable Members of Your Local Community at Solbar, February 2, 2019

2018 was a huge year for Joyride, and he continues to cruise on through, particularly with the success of ‘6am’. As part of his latest Sunrise Chaser Tour (in support of the album of the same name), Joyride hit up Solbar, along with Heaps Good Friends, and Approachable Members of Your Local Community. We sent along photographer Cynthia Lee to enjoy the ride…

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Dark Cell, Plague The City, Spew'n, Black Banner at Solbar, December 21st

Christmas got a little dark this year, with goth shock-rock legends Darkc3ll bringing the heavy to Solbar for one big night of riffage. Joining the onslaught were Coast heavyweights Plague The City, local weirdos Spew’n, and kicking off the night was Black Banner. We threw the horns up in the jolliest of ways, and sent Cynthia Lee to capture all the action…

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Dead Letter Circus, Circles, and Aerials at Solbar, December 7th

Dead Letter Circus are back with fire in the belly, and a brand new self-titled album. Touring the Dead Letter Circus release, DLC made their much-awaited return to the Sunshine Coast to play Solbar on December 7th, bringing along with them Melbourne’s Circles (who were fresh off the back of a European tour), and Brisbane’s Aerials. Photographer Cynthia Lee was there to capture all the rock, roll, sweat, and singing…

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Osaka Punch, The Omnific and Muules at Solbar, November 17

It was basses all loaded at Solbar for this event, which saw Brisbane’s Osaka Punch, team up with Melbourne’s The Omnific, and locals, Muules for a big dirty night of sweat-drenched prog/djent/alt rock. Three bands, four basses, one guitar. We sent Cynthia Lee in, prepared in dark pants (so many basses, you’d never know when the brown note might appear), to capture the night in all its glory.

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