Homecoming gig

Free psych sonicists, Star/Time, are performing live in Chewton on Friday.

Seven-piece Naarm-based free psych sonicists, Star/Time, are performing live at The Red Hill Hotel in Chewton this Friday with special guests, local heroes Video Star.

Star/Time are a unique band who formed five years ago when Rocket Science bass played David Gray asked Detroit musician Patrick Pantano (drummer for The Dirtbombs) why he wasn’t playing in bands since relocating to Melbourne.

Pat’s vision was to assemble a band that had the rhythm of James Brown, the soul of electric era Miles Davis, with all the energy of a post-punk party.

The music Star/Time produces, while improvised, is delivered with the crafted energy that ensures that punters know that the revolution is a good one, and you can certainly dance to it.

Performing in the Castlemaine region for the first time, this show will be a kind of homecoming for guitarist and trumpet player Ben Butcher (Baseball, Paul Kidney Experience), who grew up in Castlemaine and formed his first band Aardvark with local school mates.

The gig is on Friday, August 25. Doors open at 8pm.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at: https://bit.ly/47xy2Tk

Star/Time will have copies of their current album available on vinyl and their previous album on cassette.