Young Henrys Presents At Blue Mountains
Making a comeback for a second ‘Young Henrys Presents’ of the year, Newtown brewers and distillers Young Henrys today announce a special Blue Mountains takeover in the mountainous plains of Katoomba throughout the month of June. YH presents at The Blue Mountains will be the first time in the region, keeping the energy high this winter in a number of legendary local venues including The Station Bar, Bootlegger, and The Bunker with a huge catalogue of local and Inner West live acts featuring Swine, Emergency Powers, Dead Witch, Club Halifax and more.
Landing in Katoomba for their first night of the tour on Saturday, June 3 at The Station Bar, Young Henrys will be debuting their rock’n’roll lineup with Katoomba-local Sy Dyson. A multi-talented producer, pianist, and singer-songwriter, Sy has been cutting his teeth in the local scene, oozing a timeless avant-garde-jazz aura with each tune from his extensive catalogue. Next up, and ready to unleash the alt-rock energy of their 2023 single “Paranoia”, Chaperone are on track to make some noise. Bringing the rock’n’roll leg of the tour to a close, Young Henrys have recruited the warm rays of Sydney-based project, Sun Affair. Armed with a flurry of infectiously catchy hooks drenched in the nostalgic hues of the 70s, there’s no better act to round off this rock-fusion takeover for the ages.
The following week on Friday, June 9, Young Henrys have brewed up a must-see punk-paradise, on route to spill into The Bootlegger Bar. Warming up the stage is the overwhelming warm fuzz of local act Mitchell Pearce, followed on by Blue Mountain nestlers Tap Hammer. Renowned in the local scene for their immovable wall of thrashy, alt punk-rock distortion, the trio’s catalogue sits between the soundscape of legends in the craft from Black Flag to Smashing Pumpkins. Ready to rip out killer-tunes, their supercharged feel-good sound is sure to cause a ruckus throughout the Bootlegger. Rounding off a relentless Friday night of live music, Sydney crew Swine are next to rise to the occasion. Headlining the evening, the gargantuan charisma of the half-baked hardcore crew will be unleashed onto punters, with pounding percussion and ringing feedback taking refuge until the call of last rounds.
With free-flowing Young Henrys drinks specials all evening-long, on Saturday June 17, Leura homestay The Bunker will be making some noise with both Blue Mountains collectives Emergency Powers and Lost World programming a high voltage, jazz-rock fusion lineup of killer DJs, on hand to spin decks all night long.
Residing in the heart of the Blue Mountains, the YH Presents will be making its way back to Station Bar for one final hoorah on Friday, June 23. Stepping to the stage is the local demeanor of Francis Lake. Next up are Club Halifax, the indie-pop rocking Blue Mountain locals armed with an arsenal of groovy drum lines and energy-inducing up-tempo tunes. Bowing out with style and headlining the final act of the Katoomba takeover is the bewitching aura of psych-rock ensemble Dead Witch. Crafting their sound over the years alongside bands like The Delta Riggs, Pacific Avenue and more, Sydney’s very own spellbinding ragtag crew will be casting a psych-garage hex across The Station Bar with glittery tracks like their debut ‘15 Dennies’ and more.
Championing quality brews, the arts and live music across Australia, the Young Henrys Presents series is taking a more regional route this time, with the aim to continue passing the mic over to emerging artists and local watering holes. Taking over 3 music venues across June, don’t miss your chance to catch Katoomba’s finest when Young Henrys head west next month. Grab your mates and head to Young Henrys Facebook page to RSVP.