Daylesford Gig Guide, June 12

SOLO: Know to many as the rock witch from the infamous Bitch Diesel, Ruby Soho hit The Palais this Friday.
SOLO: Know to many as the rock witch from the infamous Bitch Diesel, Ruby Soho hit The Palais this Friday.

Thursday, Show Us Your Arts Open Mic @ Palais Hepburn

The winter season of the multi-arts open mic. Bring your words, music and instrumental sounds. Pre-register for a guaranteed spot, or just rock up on the night. Registration 6pm; acts 7-9pm. Every Thursday.

Enjoy a night of tunes and tales with the flower-farming rock goddess.

Friday, Ruby Soho @ Palais Hepburn

The rock witch from the infamous Bitch Diesel, divine Ruby graces us with some tunes from her solo show.

Enjoy a night of tunes and tales with the flower-farming rock goddess.

Saturday, Gareth Skinner, LP Launch @ Palais Hepburn

Gareth Skinner is a Melbourne-based cellist and soundtrack composer. He has recorded and toured extensively with bands such as the Ergot Derivative, bzark, Disaster Plan and the Holy Sea. He is currently playing with psychedelic rock band, The Sand Pebbles. Your Hand In Mine Watching The Collapse, Gareth Skinner's first solo release in 10 years, walks a cello-infused tightrope between the abyss and the sublime.

Friday, Andrea Robertson @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, Aurora @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Ellerby @ Blue Bean Cafe

Friday, Rob Snarski with Shane O'Mara @ Bridge Hotel Castlemaine

Since the release of Snarski's debut solo album Wounded Bird, there's been an album of cover songs (recorded on an iPhone), Low Fidelity, then the return to his band The Blackeyed Susans for Close Your Eyes and See ... and in-between a set of family tales within his memoir You're Not Rob Snarski - Crumbs from the Cake.

Sparrow & Swan (his second solo album) delves into storytelling and narrative, with Brisbane cab drivers, girls from Belfast '74 in search of Van Morrison, football players and their protégés, relationships sparked in TABs, sightings of Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station, a sailor in search of Helsinki, the weather and plenty more.

The album was recorded at Yikesville in Yarraville, with superb guitarist Shane O'Mara producing with a cast of musicians including the vocal talents of Rebecca Barnard, duo Broads, Kiernan Box on piano, Ben Franz and Rosie Westbrook on double bass and Ben Wiesner on drums and percussion.

Snarski will perform two sets from 9pm.