Ellis Ares with Peach Fuzz & Ruby Mae [bandroom] Concrete Surfers (EP Launch) with Special Guests [upstairs]


7:00 pmThursday, 19 May 2022



484 Smith St, Collingwood

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Toxic masculinity is OUT ❌ Boys wearing Sundresses are IN ✅

Ellis Ares are set to release their debut single, Sundresses - confidently bringing secure masculinity to the forefront.

Feminist, outspoken, and a little bit cheeky, Ellis Ares is changing the game one anthem at a time, recklessly drawing attention to topics they're passionate about. Their debut single, Sundresses, is an excellent first example of this, by saying goodbye to toxic-masculine traits, celebrating authenticity, and wearing a damn sundress if you want to.

Join us to launch Sundresses in style at The Gaso on Thursday, May 19th.


Throughout March and April, Concrete Surfers will finally be touring their latest EP ‘Calamities’ up and down the east coast. After countless touring set backs, 3 failed touring attempts - the band is knocking on wood in the hope that the pangolins kiss won’t haunt them for a 2nd year running.

Concrete Surfers are an ever-evolving band that have received praise on a local, national and international level. They challenge tropes in their own genre with their original song writing, focusing on lyrics that cover current topics surrounding mental health, politics, as well as more introspective and personal events and reflection.

Pre-Pandemic, Concrete Surfers toured extensively through 2019 along the east coast of Australia following the release of singles Never Understood and Shattered Thoughts, which were produced by Fletcher Matthews (Dear Seattle, sweater curse, CLEWS, Fritz). The band appeared on major festivals such as Falls Festival, Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Super Fun Day, Festival Of The Sun, and Blurst of Times as well as playing alongside major acts such as Dune Rats, Ruby Fields, Royal Blood (UK), The Cribs (UK), WAAX, and Ocean Alley to name a few.

In 2021 Concrete Surfers were nominated for Triple J’s prestigious ‘J-Award’ in the ‘Done Good’ category for creating a tour paired with the Queensland rugby league season to avoid venue restrictions imposed from COVID-19. The tour was caused quite a stir and was picked up by national outlets such as ABC News, ABC National, Channel 7 News, Triple M, Triple J, B105 to name a few.

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