Jun
30
Jul 1

Kontrol - Album Launch

The 'New' Official Launch for Kayoss's highly anticipated Album KONTROL. Featuring an updated line up consisting of; Fat Pidgeon, Eugene Whitecastle and the Bad Haircuts, Assailant and Gaia. With Kayoss performing the entire Album 'Kontrol' live!


Jun
24
Jun 25

GAIA w/ Mitchell Williams & James Damien

In preparation for their release of debut EP "Your Poison" GAIA are putting on a headline show with some of the finest solo acts

Mitchell Williams will astonish you with his proficiency and dexterity on an electric guitar - taking roots from jazz, experimental electronic and prog metal his instrumental sets are a work of musical ability demonstrated to a high degree

James Damien is a solo act taking inspiration from the likes of Jack White and Matt Corby, with strong vocals and blues driven riffs he's a powerhouse performer

Jun
10
Jun 11

Club Dread. Inna Dub

18+ // Doors at 9pm // $10 entry

Club Dread is back for a night of juicy beats and dancing! don't miss out on this one!

Jun
2
Jun 3

Totally Don't And Friends

18+ // Doors at 9PM // $10 Entry

A Night of laid back music for your listening pleasure
Featuring:
Totally Don't - Gravy - Charlie & Mel - Philip Spencer

May
27
May 28

Reality testing II

Phase II: Temporal Homesickness

Dirac Sea and Igolo regress 27 years into the distant past to revive the music that defined the 90s

Multiple sets combining classic house, acid, techno, rave, jungle and pop oddities as well as obscure treasures

// $10 entry // Doors at 9pm // 18+ //

May
26
May 27

Serina Pech: Live from the Fish Bowl

Enter my tiny little fishbowl brain... Hello my friends, I am having a launch party to celebrate my first ever EP release!

Doors will open from 9PM @ the Happy Yess and I will be joined by Nas and DJ Twin Peaks. Two acts fresh on the scene!! Tickets will be available @ the door for $15 or $20 with a merch item.

That's right guys I have little Serina pins and CD's for sale now which is super cool, so you can take a little piece of me home :).

 

Jun
25
Jun 26

Punks For West Papua 2016: Darwin

% Thought Crime Collective in association with Free West Papua presents Punks for West Papua 2016. Come and rock out with some of Darwin's best punk and hard rock bands, and support awareness of the genocide and suppression of the West Papuan people just a stone's throw to our North.

Bands start 9:30pm

$10 at the door.

May
20
May 21

Kim Orchard, Jigsaw Collective & Country Town Collective!

Blues guitarist Kim Orchard teams up with long-time collaborators, jazz funk outfit Jigsaw and alt-folk group Country Town Collective on Friday 20th May at the Happy Yess (Brown's Mart Courtyard). He'll be promoting his new album, 'Apropos Tunes', a mix of original songs and instrumentals. It's also Kim's 30th birthday. Come along and help celebrate! Doors open 7pm.
 

Booty & The Beats - Dance Party!
Apr
9
Apr 10

Booty & The Beats - Dance Party!

MANGOHIG & CLAUDIA present...
Booty & The Beats - Dance Party!
Afrobeat - Dancehall - Hip Hop - Latin

Special guest DJs Ras J and Juno 103


Dance workshop with CLAUDIA
at Tracks Dance studio
located at Frogs Hollow Centre for the Arts, 56 McMinn street. 
10am - 12noon
$30
to book email claudia.anna.sangiorgi.dalimore@gmail.com

Punks for West Papua - The Documentary Screening
Mar
25
Mar 26

Punks for West Papua - The Documentary Screening

The genocide of the West Papuan people at the hands of the Indonesian military, is one of the saddest yet rarely told stories of modern times.
Right on Australia's doorstep, West Papua is a land of untold riches and in 1969 was hijacked with a violent and rigged vote by Indonesia.
With the support of Australia, the USA and the United Nations, the Indonesian Military have slaughtered nearly half a million indigenous West Papuans in the years since, all in the name of a mountain of gold.
All of this kept secret by a ban on journalists and foreign aid from entering West Papua.
Thus the cry of the West Papuans has gone unheard for nearly 50 years.
But Australian Punk is loud, Very loud.
Punks for West Papua is an Australia wide movement, and the brain child of Jody Bartolo.
Jody and his band 'Diggers with Attitude' spearhead Punks for West Papua with the aim to raise money and awareness for the Free West Papua cause.
A midnight text message to film maker and friend, Ash Brennan, started the wheels in motion for a small video think piece at the original Punks for West Papua benefit show at Sydney's Town & Country Hotel.
But Jody and the Australian punk rock community would turn this event into a no holes barred Australia wide benefit, involving over 50 bands in 7 cities around the country. Making Punks for West Papua the biggest, and no doubt, loudest punk rock showcase in the nations history.
The film grew with it. The P4WP film crew travelled around the country, interviewing all the main players of the movement, plus interviews with two time Nobel peace prize nominee, Benny Wenda, journalist Hugh Lunn who was in West Papua for the 1969 vote, rock journalist Stuart Coupe and United Liberation Movement for West Papua leader, Rex Rumikiek.
Narrated by Basia Bonkowski, Punks for West Papua is a factual story of how the United Nations betrayed the people of West Papua and how one man's selfless gesture inspired a history making movement to help strangers in a foreign land.
This film is recommended viewing for not just fans of punk rock but for anybody who believes in justice.

Top End Comedy Presents Nik Coppin
Mar
20
Mar 21

Top End Comedy Presents Nik Coppin

Nik Coppin (UK) supported by local comedians and followed by live music

Top End Comedy has managed to sucure UK comedian Nik Coppin to perform a few intimate shows in March.
Nik Coppin is currently on his 2016 world tour, after performing throughout Asia, Fringe World (Perth), Adelaide Fringe, he will bring his comedy show to Darwin for a few intimate performances at the Happy Yess.
Nik will be supported by local comedians, Ben Stevenson, Ryan McArthur, and David Woodhead.
Tickets are limited so get in quick.
Doors open at 7:30pm so get in quick and grab the best spots

And if an international comedian wasn't enough following the Comedy will be Live music.
Friday night: At The Dakota and Roy Mackonkey
Saturday night: Gaia and Juno DJ-ing till late.
if you can't get tickets to the comedy the music only will be $10 at the door and starting at about 10pm.

Top End Comedy Presents Nik Coppin
Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

Top End Comedy Presents Nik Coppin

Nik Coppin (UK) supported by local comedians and followed by live music

Top End Comedy has managed to sucure UK comedian Nik Coppin to perform a few intimate shows in March.
Nik Coppin is currently on his 2016 world tour, after performing throughout Asia, Fringe World (Perth), Adelaide Fringe, he will bring his comedy show to Darwin for a few intimate performances at the Happy Yess.
Nik will be supported by local comedians, Ben Stevenson, Ryan McArthur, and David Woodhead.
Tickets are limited so get in quick.
Doors open at 7:30pm so get in quick and grab the best spots

And if an international comedian wasn't enough following the Comedy will be Live music.
Friday night: At The Dakota and Roy Mackonkey
Saturday night: Gaia and Juno DJ-ing till late.
if you can't get tickets to the comedy the music only will be $10 at the door and starting at about 10pm.

Class Clowns
Mar
19
Mar 20

Class Clowns

The search is on for Australia's funniest teen! If you're 14-18 years old, in years 9-12 of high school and have a knack for writing and performing comedy, then why not test our your talents on the big stage. Apply to be apart of this years Class Clowns 2016 competition and make people laugh all over Australia. Click the link below for more details. 
http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/classclowns/

 

Deadly Funny NT Heat
Mar
18
8:30 am08:30

Deadly Funny NT Heat

Deadly Funny is a national comedy competition that seeks to unearth the freshest, fiercest and funniest new Indigenous talent from around the country. The competition is open to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders aged 18 and over. 

Acts can be stand up, musical, sketch, physical/dance or character based. They should be between 3-5 minutes in length with no more than 3 people. The material must be original. 

For more info, head to: www.deadlyfunny.com.au

Anna Boustead and After the Rain: WET SEASON SPECIAL
Mar
6
11:30 am11:30

Anna Boustead and After the Rain: WET SEASON SPECIAL

Celebrate the drenching rains and sizzling sun of the wet season with us at Happy Yess where we'll put on a tropical night of original Darwin tunes with the full band including Anna on vocals, Steve on bass, Brad on guitar and mando, Mark on drums and Micha on viola. After a big year last year playing the Territory Day concert, Darwin Festival, Fred's Pass Show and Royal Darwin Show we're excited and energised to play our first gig of 2016 at Happy Yess and we'd love to see all you gorgeous Darwin folks there! We'll be joined by our friend Lachie Parsons who will play an acoustic set and might join us for a number or two ;)

Unplugged at Happy Yess
Feb
21
11:30 am11:30

Unplugged at Happy Yess

  • Happy Yess

Another year grunge band Acid City team with Happy Yess and good friends Roy Mackonkey, Tha Trigger and Serina Pech Music to bring the "Unplugged" acoustic vibes to the Happy Yess for another.