Tasmanian gig guide | December 1

The Embers will play at Saint John Craft Beer in Launceston on December 17. Picture: Glen Thompson
The Embers will play at Saint John Craft Beer in Launceston on December 17. Picture: Glen Thompson

Here is a quick look at some of the gigs happening around the state this weekend, plus a couple of up-and-comers to look forward to.

Nostalgia will take to the stage in Hobart this weekend as SUPERHEIST hit the road after a 13-year break. The Australian nu-metal band is tripping around the country on its Don’t Call It A Comeback tour. They’re now fronted by ex-Mammal singer Ezekiel Ox. You can catch them at the Brisbane Hotel on Saturday, from 9pm. 

Christmas fever is set to hit Devonport with Red Hot Music’s Red Hot Rockin’ Xmas Party. The ‘do features live music from the colloborative C BOMB, plus “food, drink and frivolity”. You can pre-buy your ticket for $20 from Red Hot, or pay $25 on the door. The gig starts at 8pm on Saturday, December 3.

The YACHT CLUB DJs are playing one last Tassie show before they retire for good. The pair announced their split almost two years ago now, but they’ve gotten sucked into the “one more show” routine. You can catch them at Hobart’s Republic Bar on Saturday night from 10. Tickets are available through Moshtix.

Looking ahead, one of the country’s favourite new hip-hop acts is landing on our shores this month. REMI is set to play at Hobart’s Republic Bar on Saturday, December 10. The duo is on its Divas and Demons tour, which boasts a handful of sold-out gigs. Tickets for this show are still available through Moshtix for $22. If you miss out on seeing REMI this time around, never fear – they’ll be back for the Falls Festival and Party in the Paddock.

It’s all sleigh bells and cracker jokes for Fresh Comedy as they celebrate the festive season with DAVE THORNTON. The monthly comedy night is presenting The Fresh Comedy Christmas Extravaganza as its last laugh for 2016. You can catch all the shenanigans at the Royal Oak in Launceston on Friday, December 16, from 8.30pm. Tickets are on sale now through Trybooking.com for $20 for reserved seating and general admission.

Launceston groove collective THE EMBERS will take over The Barrell Room at Saint John Craft Beer on a Saturday night in the not-too-distant-future. The band will be joined in support by Jesse Higgs. The gig kicks off at 8.30pm on December 17.