Daylesford Gig Guide, April 18

GIGANTIC: Stop That Mammoth is a local six-piece all-girl band that packs a big sound. Their original songs incorporate a number of different genres.
GIGANTIC: Stop That Mammoth is a local six-piece all-girl band that packs a big sound. Their original songs incorporate a number of different genres.

Thursday, The Larks @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Vintage R&B/soul with Cherie Bridges on vocals leading her three-piece band.

Friday,  Young bands from Castlemaine/Daylesford @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Stop That Mammoth is a six-piece all-girl band that writes original songs incorporating multiple genres to create a upbeat funky sound with a banging rock/ska rhythm section complemented by smooth saxophones and vocals.

The Wilsons are an indie/pop three-piece, with music reminiscent of classic 80s and 90s indie rock like Stereo Lab and the Sarah Records and C86 era bands. Lloyd, Gussie and the recent addition Tino craft fun easy listening pop songs that will warm your ears.

Saturday Double Feature @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Fortress of Narzod, 7.30-9pm

Described as a sonic assault from the outer reaches of the most darken psyche, this trio was brought together through a love of early 70s hard rock and punk, all eras of stoner rock and anything in between. Their purpose is to create noise – and lots of it. If you can’t get there, you can probably hear them from your house.

Animal Hands, 9-10.30pm

Another rock band from Melbourne. The band's line-up includes founder and songwriter Danielle Whalebone (vocals, guitar) with Kleber Croccia (lead guitar), Jamie O’Shea (bass guitar) and Nigel Judd (drums).

Animal Hands released their self-titled EP in 2013 at Cherry Bar in ACDC Lane.

The band's music has been described as bittersweet alternative rock. Get your black T-shirts out.

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel

The usual Friday night festivities. Happy Hour from 6-8pm, cocktails, plus trivia, Joker Poker, Bar Wars, community raffle and footy tips.

Sunday, Marty Luke @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Again, performing classic covers from the 40s to the new millennium some Old Crow Medicine Show (Rollin’ Wheel’, pretty good chance), Ryan Adams, Pogues – you get the picture.

Friday, Jazz Deuce @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, Scott Fraser @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Polar Bare @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, The Wilson Pickers @ Theatre Royal Castlemaine

Local boy Sime Nugent and The Wilson Pickers bring their often spellbinding live show to the Theatre Royal this Saturday. 

The Wilson Pickers are a three-time ARIA and one-time Golden Guitar nominated five-piece hailing from four states. Each of the players has an impeccable songwriting and playing pedigree. Since forming in 2009 as side project between John Bedggood, Andrew Morris, Sime Nugent, Ben Salter and Danny Widdicombe, the Pickers have struck a major chord, becoming festival favorites around the country, renowned for their exquisite harmony singing and jovial attitude.