Sunshine Coast Music News, January 25 2018

Tonight sees the first ever installment of Rasta Safari at Solbar, hosted by Parker Street Dub Club, and featuring special guests, Dosed.  This is programmed to be a monthly event, so if you dig your reggae/dub vibes, then get behind this.
Up in Noosa, The V Room hosts legends, Cosmic Psychos for an Australia Day-Eve show of ruckus-ing and good ol' Stray'in pub punk goodness.
Other shows coming up this weekend include Holy Holy at Solbar on Friday night, Nambour's the Basement having High Tropics and Big Whoops for a fiver, then turn to Saturday for Pro Vita's return to the Coast at Solbar with Big Whoops and The Pierce Brosnans, and in Mooloolaba, the BBQ Festival will heat up, featuring The Floating Bridges, Brad Schultz, Crvks, Alan Kelly Trio, and Got You Covered.  Also, over at Guru Live on Petrie Creek Road (in between Bli Bli and Nambour), Reggae in the Jungle will cool tings down on Saturday afternoon, with the legendary Boom Boom System, and roots/reggae gurus, Bearfoot.
High Tropics have been getting some serious love with their latest single, 'You Never Made It Easy', particularly with Rolling Stone, and international music blogs.  So, if you're wondering what the fuss is about, maybe do check them out at The Basement on Australia Day.  You can listen to the track here, too, through Spotify.
Kudos has come in to 2018 flying high, with the release of the new EP, 'Stop Trying'.  Hell, the rhyme lord even debuted on the iTunes Hip Hop charts this week at #7.  Nice.  He'll be coming back our way in the start of March, playing Cornerstone Pub in Noosa on March 2, and a slot at Peregian Originals on March 4.
Some new hip hop also came out this week with Elucid debuting his EP , 'Violet'.  You can stream that EP here.
Here at The Point, we've been big lovers of The Quakers since the debuted at the 2016 Point Party, and they have FINALLY released their EP.  If big riffs, a lit bit of proggy goodness, and downright shredding is your thing, then you should get the EP from their bandcamp page, which you can do right here.

Rhys Fox