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NoVEMBER 23 2010       SwEEt twEEtS                                                                                                                                         3
rave!!!                                                                                      MUSIC                                                                                                                              FROM THE
                                                                      DATE                                                                                    player Eric Johnson – just a week after her ex-husband
                                                                     NOV 23
                                                                      2010                                                                                    Nick Lachey got engaged to girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DESLD IS GOING TOED

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   K OF P P
                                                                      968                                                                                      James Blunt is reportedly dating former Pussycat

                                                                                                                                                              Dolls member Jessica Sutta.

                                                                                                                                                               Mark Feehily of Westlife will tie the knot with his boy-
                                                                                                                                                              friend Kevin McDaid next year. Feehily came out in 2005.           THE WOR

                                                                                                                                                               Buzzing around the Internet is a scene from Metal-
                                                                                                                                                              lica’s Nov 11 show at Sydney’s Acer Arena during Seek                     elcome to Rave’s POP! Issue for 2010, in which

                                                                                                                                                              And Destroy. The stage is full of black balloons and                      we submerge the Rave submarine once again
                                                                                                                                                              guitarist Kirk Hammett wanders around kicking the                         into the spicy soup that is pop music in the

                                                                                                                  RS                                                                                                           21st Century. From our cover stars Short Stack (mmm,

                                                                                                         P P MATTE R NEWS &
                                                                                                                                                              balloons – unwittingly kicking over a small child who’s
Music News                                                                             6                                                                                                                                       pancakes…) to our interviews with My Chemical
                                                                                                                                                              on the stage, and said to be James Hetfield’s son.
Newsbeat                                                                              10                                                                                                                                       Romance, Jessica Mauboy, Metronomy and more,
                                                                                                             VE WEBSITE          u                             South Park is being sued over its music video What
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Basement Raver Dance & Electro                                                        26                                                                                                                                       we’ve given this edition a fun-loving pop spin. THRILL
                                                                                                                                                              What (In the Butt), which has been viewed 33 million
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The Message Hip Hop                                                                   27                                                                                                                                       at The Aquabats’ fiery (fake) feud with Reel Big Fish!
Outburst Punk & Hardcore                                                              27     DAILY                                                            times on YouTube. It was a send-up of a 2007 song by             GASP at Architects’ tales of seeing ghosts! MARVEL
                                                                                                                                                              Samwell, with South Park’s character Butters substituted.        at Emma Dean’s intent to spank Mark Owen! GAWP
FEATURES                                                                                     NEwSBITES
                                                                                              Video killers! Melbourne trash pop kids Radio Star
                                                                                                                                                              The producers of the Samwell video, Brownmark Films,
                                                                                                                                                              are suing – even though they’re supposed to have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in wonder at Inland Sea’s superhuman attempt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to squeeze 10 folk-popsters into a tiny VW beetle!
                                                                                             are in town this week, playing The Globe on Thursday.            emailed South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker           There’s all this and more besides in Rave’s 2010 POP!
                                                                                             They also surf into Miami’s Shark Bar on Saturday night.         a thank you when the video was first aired!                      Issue – and if you’re a modern, internerding pop fan,
                                                                                              Bec Plath plays her final gig of the year at X&Y Bar            Dolly Parton’s Dollyworld has been named Top                   there’s additional stuff at
                                                                                             on Friday, supported by Mark Lowndes. Bec will be                Theme Park In The World, defeating Disney’s titanic              au, including interviews with Stereosonic’s Giuseppe
                                                                                             celebrating the year that saw the release of her At The          leisure zones. Accepting the award, Dolly said, “Of              Ottaviani, puppeteer David Strassman, and an
                                                                                             End Of The Night single. It’s free, with bands from 8pm.         course, Walt Disney became successful because he                 entry form to win a guest pass to Rave’s Xmas Party
                                                                                              Burleigh Underground Drummers hosts Andrew Bax-                had Mickey Mouse who has two big ears. So I figured              Extravaganza at Woodland on Saturday Dec 4 (featur-
                                                                                             ter’s Blues Extravagnaza this Friday from 7.30pm, with                                                                            ing an exclusive live performance by Inland Sea).
                                                                                                                                                              I could be successful with Dollywood with my two big
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               That’s enough to keep even Janelle Monae dancing
                                                                                             blues tunes provided by Angela Fabian, Mike Beale,               partners.” She then pointed meaningfully to her busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for a week!
                                                                                             Martha Baartz and Lecia. Tickets are $10 on the door.            ness associates Pete and Jack Herschend.                              We hope you have as much fun reading the 2010
                                                                                              Brisbane beats DJ and producer Tigermoth has a                  Justin Bieber allegedly has a “flirting coach”, who            POP! Issue as we had making it, and if you’d like to tell
                                                PAGE         COVER
                                                                                             show this Sunday at X&Y Bar, where he’ll be supported            teaches him how to appeal to the opposite sex. He
                                                 12          STORY                                                                                                                                                             us what you thought, leave a comment at the Rave
                                                                                             by Morgan Macmanus & Omegachild, Science                         also plans to release a Bieber perfume for women                 website or email me on
                                                                                             Project and Subsea.                                              (although the scent of freshly-opened Ben 10 Alien                    And now, it’s time to get some POP! into your life.
                                                                                              Sunday Dec 5 sees Kristian Fletcher throw his                  Force action figures on Christmas morning might not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enjoy! - The Ed Ü
The Aquabats                                                                          12
Emma Dean                                                                             14     final Retro-Spekt Totally ’80s Party for the year at             be that appealing to girls).
Jessica Mauboy                                                                        14     Bowen Hills’ StageDoor Dinner Theatre. Get your early
Custom Kings                                                                          15     evening dose of ’80s tunes from 4pm. It’s all ages and
Kisses                                                                                15     tickets are $11 on the door.
Metronomy                                                                             16
Architects                                                                            16
The Tongue                                                                            17     PLATINUM LOGIC
Duffy                                                                                 17         In the wake of their five-win ARIA slam, Angus &
Dead Letter Chorus                                                                    18     Julia Stone’s Down The Way has been certified double
That 1 Guy                                                                            18     platinum. The album also jumped back into the Top 5
My Chemical Romance                                                                   20     after the awards. Last week, their single Big Jet Plane
The Woohoo Revue                                                                      22
Dos Hell                                                                              22     also went platinum — it won Best Music Video at the
Stick To Your Guns                                                                    22     Australian Inside Film Awards. Meantime, Birds Of

                                                                                             Tokyo’s debut album has been certified platinum.
Albums                                                                                30     LIVE LADS
                                                                                              Icelandic birdman Jónsi is releasing a live CD/DVD
                                                                                                                                                                5 Minutes With...
                                                                                                                                                                ...DAMIAN TAPLEY, guitarist, singer and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             where Are They Now?!
Singles                                                                               31
                                                                                             double-pack – Go Live – exclusively through his web-                                                                             OR WHERE THEY COULD BE...
Indie Releases                                                                        32                                                                        orchestrator of dramatic Melbourne prog-rock
Live                                                                                  34     site on Nov 29. Including heaps of unreleased material             gentlemen [ME].                                              5 THINGS POwDERFINGER CAN DO
                                                                                             not featured on the Go album, you can pre-order it at                                                                           AFTER RETIRING FROM MUSIC
       GUIDE                                                                                                                    What’s your favourite colour? Your Favourite Colour                  Open A Gourmet Burger Bar: Serving specialty
Asa Broomhall Musician Profile                                                        29      Adam Lambert will release a digital five-song                    is our single from August this year, and we will soon                burgers like These Days (a deep-fried sandwich
The Billboard                                                                         30     Acoustic Live EP on Dec 3, with a limited number of                be posting very colourful footage from the Mel-                      that slips right through your hands), My Happiness
Signal Noise                                                                          32     physical copies available from               bourne show of that tour featuring a brass orchestra,        (seasoned with pure MDMA), and the vegetarian D.A.F.
                                                                                                                                                                drum troupe and more. Your Favourite Colour can be           (with dill pickle, avocado and feta). Seafood burger Sail
                                                                                              Ball Park Music have won Triple J Unearthed for
                                                                                                                                                                downloaded for your email address at www.meband.             The Wildest Stretch might prove to be less popular than
TV Culture                                                                            33                                                                        com. What’s in your pockets right now? Lapis, Char-          earlier recipes, but it’ll stay on the menu.

Control Freak Video Game Reviews & News                                               34     Qld, the indie pop six-piece securing a slot on Big Day            oite, five guitar picks, a snobPhone, earplugs, and                  Ride CityCycle Bikes Around The CBD And
Ultracade Live                                                                        35     Out’s Gold Coast outing next year on Jan 23.                       my keys with a 16Gb USB stick as the keyring. Mikey                  Inner Suburbs All Day Long: Because then
Win Stuff                                                                             34      Gold Coast band Oceanics are trying something dif-               [Godde, bass/synth/vocals] cannot answer this as his                 at least someone would be riding them.

Tiny Robot Monkey Collectables, Cool Stuff & Comics                                   35     ferent with their debut single Romancer. It will initially
Arts                                                                                  45                                                                        pants and underwear were stolen yesterday while he                   Open A Chain Of Low Cost Accommoda-
Cinema                                                                                44     be for sale at their gigs only, but not as a CD. They’ll           was at the pool – the thief didn’t steal his phone or                tions Called The Hotel Existence: Who
                                                                                             have a laptop at hand and email it to the purchaser.               wallet (?). Do you believe in life on other planets?                 needs the Hotel California? Enjoy a dream-filled
LISTINGS                                                                                      Word is that the very expensive X-Factor may not
                                                                                             be back next year. Hooray!
                                                                                                                                                                Why does it have to be ON other planets? Why can’t
                                                                                                                                                                it be IN (the centre) of the planets? And furthermore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sleep on powder cotton sheets. Colour TV with cricket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             on every channel. Hotel staff will refer to you con-
Concert Calendar                                                                      46      Add Helmet to the list of tours coming next year;
Gig Guide                                                                             47                                                                        if life had differently constructed bodies to ours,          stantly as “mate!” or your stay is free. Copies of unread
                                                                                             guitarist Page Hamilton expects to be here May/April.              or on different frequencies of vibration, then why           Camus, Sartre and Kafka in every bedside drawer.
                                                                                              Gorillaz’ next album may be the first made on an iPad.           can’t they exist on suns/stars/moons as well and not                 Form A Venue Made Out Of Their Own
                                                                                              After 10 years, Goldfrapp are no longer with EMI.                just planets? And why does NASA only look on the                     Human Bodies To Combat Closures Of Live
EDITOR Chris Harms /                                               Singer Alison Goldfrapp described being currently                  surface of planets for conditions absolutely identical               Spaces In Brisbane: Nearby residents may
PUBLISHER Colin Rankin /
ADVERTISING MANAGER Ross Kingston /                                 unsigned as “an endless world of opportunity really,               to our form of life? Are they only looking for Earth hu-     complain band’s body mass isn’t adequate for noise
LAYOUT & DESIGN Aaron Sammut /
                                                                                             it’s exciting.”                                                    mans on other planets, and calling that ‘life on other       baffling, leading to licensing censure. Touring artists
ARTS EDITOR Zenobia Frost /                                          End Of Fashion singer Justin Burford has landed                  planets’? SUSS. Is there one hair product you can’t          query dangling cables that don’t seem to fit any known
DANCE EDITOR Alasdair Duncan & Scott Harms /
INDIE EDITOR Jody Macgregor /                                       the lead role in the Australian version of the Broadway            live without? Shampoo. I look like Rasputin without          electrical socket.

GEARED EDITOR Denis Semchenko /                                    hit musical Rock Of Ages, saying he took singing and               it. Have you ever been caught in a genuine fist fight?               Climb Mount Everest And Play An Exclu-
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Aaron Sammut, Davey Rintala, David Burness, Elleni Toum-                      dancing lessons for the role.                                      None of us have. We are ninjas – too fast. Are you                   sive Comeback Concert At The Top For
pas, Fiona Stafford, Justin Edwards, Justin Ma, Kristen Ashton, Kylie Keene, Mark
Marin Matt Palmer, Mitch Carlin, Nadia Hall                                                   A Facebook campaign by a Sydney-based Christian                  much of a handyman around the house? Luke [Fer-                      Charity: Yeti overheard as saying, “Who are
CONTRIBUTORS: Michael Pincott, Meg Collis, Nils Hay, Alasdair Duncan, Alice                  group against black metal festival Black Mass led to               ris, vocals/piano/guitar] and Mikey are. Mikey lives in      these guys? They’re great!”
Rezende, Andrew Tuttle, Ben Johnson, Chad Parkhill, Chris Driver, Denis Semchenko,           the Newtown RSL pulling out of the event two weeks                 warehouses, miraculously stumbles across wood (at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sweet Tweets
Jack Langridge, James Stafford, Lindsey Cuthbertson, Luke Smith, Matt Thrower,
Mitch Alexander, Michael Wendland, Richard Coombs, Sally Latter, Scott Harms,                before. Promoter Séance Records, who tried to nego-                large construction sites) and builds partitions within
Tess Curran, Tian Zhang, Tim Retrot, Tom Hersey, Victoria Nugent, Bonnie Gardner,
Jack Reed, Amrita Das, Tim Milfull, Olivia Stewart, Anna Angel, Bianca Valentino,            tiate with the venue, have postponed the event until a             the warehouses. Luke is also handy, he handmade
Chris Pickering, Darragh Murray, Dermot Clarke, Fiona Stafford, Heidi Axton, James
Brindley, Krissi Weiss, Lee Hutchison, Nina Bertok, Simon Topper, Siobhan Thakur,
                                                                                             new venue is found.                                                a massive towering wardrobe thingy, a collapsable
Sophie Benjamin, Susan Milanovic, Andrea Lam, Anthony Gough, Peter Taggart,                   The Beatles’ long-awaited addition to iTunes saw                                                                               GHOSTFACE KILLAH HAS GOT STEEZ*
Tiffany Bridger, Jason Conlan, Glenn Manders, Zenobia Frost, Mel Stringer, Patrick                                                                              piano shell with our logo on it, and his effects cases.
Perrier, Liam McKernan, Rob Newcombe, Alastair Craig, Sam Hagaman, Brad                      31 songs enter the Top 200 within 24 hours. Unfor-                 How did you get to be so amazing? Oh stop it! How            “A lot of y'all muthafuckas just
Cameron, Chelsea Heaney                                                                      tunately Australians are still paying nearly double US             did YOU get to be so amazing?! We actually freaking          throw on whatever whatever
                                                                                             prices, despite the parity of the dollar.                          love you guys. We get as much coverage from you as           whatever and just think thats
                                                                                                                                                                any other street press mag in Australia. THANK YOU!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             whats poppin man and it's not
                                                                                             wORLD OF POP                                                                                                                    poppin man.”
                                                                                              Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan compared a                       [ME] play with Melodics at The Great                        “Just make sure that your cut is
                                                                                             Pavement gig to a New Orleans funeral, saying they                 Northern, Byron Bay, on Thursday Nov 25, The                 good. If your cut is good and your
                      11 Stoneham Street, Stones Corner 4120                                 represent, “the death of the alternative dream”, and               Coolangatta Hotel on Friday Nov 26 and X&Y                   kicks is good, you might could get
                          PO BOX 802, Stones Corner 4120                                     accusing the band of “having no love.”                                                                                          the bitch.”
                       Ph: (07) 3397 2760 Fax: (07) 3397 0341                                                                                                   Bar on Saturday Nov 27.                                  
                         Web:                                         Jessica Simpson has become engaged to former NFL
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                                                     The World Comes To An End                                     Ask Professor
                                                    1. Retroflexive: The upcoming exhibition at GoMA
                                                    looks promising, especially as I have just been on a
                                                    holiday that was surrounded by art. It’s called 21st Cen-
                                                    tury: Art in the First Decade, and features 180 works by       The Hip Hop Translator
                                                    over 110 artists. It’s not Frieze, but it’ll do. It opens on
                                                    Dec 18 – perfect timing to escape the heat and hit the         The back offices of Rave Magazine are our research
                                                    cool white walls. Check out for             department, in which our crack team of qualified
                                                    all the information. It runs until April next year.            popologists conduct important experiments for your
                                                    2. Look Ahead With Zed: We’re at 4ZzZ’s 35th birthday,
                                                                                                                   benefit. They also provided us with a robot who can
                                                    and there’s never been a better time to get involved.
                                                    Celebrate with them on Dec 11 at The Tivoli for the
                                                                                                                   translate rap lyrics into the kind of English you need
                                                    4ZzZ 35th Birthday Bash; the night includes DJ Ozi Bat-        to wear a monocle to read out loud.
                                                    la, Laneous & The Family Yah, Pastel Blaze and more.
                                                    Tickets are only $15 for subs, $20 for non-subs. You can       Notorious B.I.G., The What
                                                    get them through ticketek or from the ZzZ website              “I used to get feels on a bitch / Now I throw
                                                    at Can I add that subscription              shields on the dick / To stop me from that
                                                    would make a great Christmas gift?                             HIV shit / And niggaz know they soft
                                                    3. On To The Next One: Melbourne’s wonderful                   like a Twinkie fillin’ / Playin the villain /
                                                    Nextwave festival is in the planning phase, and that           Prepare for this rap killin’ / Biggie Smalls
                                                    means the launch of Kickstart 2011. Kickstart is basi-         is the illest.”
                                                    cally a professional development program for young
                                                    emerging artists including workshops, cash, and travel         Professor Rap-O-Tron, The Interrogative
                                                    subsidies to workshops in Melbourne throughout the             Pronoun
                                                    year. Head to for an applica-           “Formerly I caressed womenfolk, but in the current
                                                    tion pack or for more info, and you can also find out          climate I employ protection to prevent the spread of
                                                    about next year’s festival.                                    STDs. Gentlemen of the African-American persuasion
                                                    4. In Between The Lost Lines: There’s a movie opening          are well aware that they have the consistency of a
                                                    soon called Agora. It’s about the library of Alexandria,       creamy dessert. I perform the duties of an antagonist,
                                                    and Hypatia, the female philosopher and custodian              so you should ready yourself to be executed via the
                                                    who watched over it. The trailer looks a bit melodramat-       medium of rhyme. Verily, I am the most sickly.”
                                                    ic but it’s an awesome story and my friend Marcel has
                                                    written a play about it that will be at QPAC late 2011. I      Nicki Minaj, Warning
                                                    think everyone should see it. It’s at Palace Centro for a      “I pop the bitch top like a Corona / Call
                                                    limited time from Nov 25.               the coroner / It’s gonna be a lot of black
                                                    au or seach Wikipedia for Hypatia.                             dresses and chest vests-es if I find out he
                                                    5. Not With A Bang, But With A Pop: This is the end of         got a next Mrs / What you think all the
                                                    weekly Janeworld, and a big ‘Pop!’-filled goodbye from         goons is for? / Two by the door a few more
                                                    me. I’ve loved writing and hope someone out there has          out in New York / And I feed ’em curry
                                                    enjoyed reading my musings, blatherings and mish-              chicken / I’m all about my green,
                                                    mash. If you have feedback, feel free to send it along to      nah mean? / Got some fat bitches
                                           Thanks. xo                           in the kitchen.”

                                                                                                                   Professor Rap-O-Tron,
                                                                                                                   “I remove the top half of my female enemy like I
                                                                                                                   am removing the lid from my alcoholic beverage of
                                                                                                                   choice, therefore you had better contact a forensic
                                                                                                                   examiner. There will be a noticeable abundance of the
                                                                                                                   appropriate attire for a funeral, including body armour,
                                                                                                                   if I discover that my gentleman friend is guilty of the
                                                                                                                   crime of bigamy. This is the reason for my plethora
                                                                                                                   of hired help, two of whom guard this location while
                                                    5 Minutes half robot half nature
                                                    ...HEIDI MILLINGTON,
                                                                                                                   several others are inhabit the greater New York area. I
                                                                                                                   provide them Indian cuisine for sustenance because it,
                                                                                                                   in colour, resembles the money I earn in quantity. My
                                                    spirit. She is powered by water. Her powers include
                                                                                                                   kitchen help is overweight.”
                                                    creating extreme honesty in herself and others. She
                                                    is insightful. She has lost her heart, her cerulean            Soulja Boy Tell ’Em, Hey You There
                                                    heart, and must journey to find it. (She’s in MY               “This right here is my theme song / I bet it is
                                                    CERULEAN HEART if you hadn’t guessed…)                         your ringtone / I farted and it smelt / It smelt
                                                                                                                   like a stinkbomb / You there / Hey, there /
                                                    Do you have any interesting scars? I have one                  Hey, you there / Hey, you there.”
                                                    shaped like the number ‘7’ on my wrist from when
                                                    I was hit by a car when I was seven years old. I have          Professor Rap-O-Tron, Your
                                                    one from falling down stairs when I was five that was          Attention Please
                                                    patched up with a butterfly clip, which I thought              “Warning, insufficient content to pro-
                                                    was kind of romantic at the time. And I have a patch           vide translation. Retry/cancel?”
                                                    of metal over the place where my heart was stolen.
                                                    I write love songs to try to piece my robot heart              oh, he always does this. what a snob you
                                                    together. But the scars are more like soldering iron           are, Professor. Even Robert christgau gave
                                                    lines than actual scars. When was the last time you            Soulja Boy’s album an honourable mention and
                                                    cried in public? Hmmm ... recently actually, at work.          he is the ‘Dean of Rock critics’. Next week I’ll
                                                    I read in the news about a baby koala getting shot             give you some Black Eyed Peas lyrics and we’ll
                                                    and it made me so sad I teared up at work. Seri-               see what you make of those. why have you
                                                    ously. Who does that? Have you ever peed in a bus              got that look in your eye? oh god, someone hit
                                                    shelter? No. Honestly ... No, I have great respect for         reset before he powers up that laser...
                                                    public transport so I would not pee in a bus shelter.
                                                    Have you ever been to the moon? Sometimes. My
                                                    Cerulean Heart have travelled to the moon in our time          Quote Of The Weird
                                                    machine. But there are not a lot of musical beats to be
                                                    heard there. It’s fairly quiet. And there are not a lot of
                                                                                                                   “The backstage is actually
                                                    romantic entanglements for us to fix there with our            two igloos and Reel Big
                                                    songs so we spend most of our time on earth. Does              Fish’s igloo is just a little
                                                    your mum like rap music? She does. She likes most              bit bigger than ours, which
                                                    music really. She is very open-minded. And rap music
                                                                                                                   we’re going to complain
                                                    has long been a genre for cultural change and ideas
                                                    exchange. So just as my mum likes that My Cerulean             about. we should have an
                                                    Heart are using our music to support Rock for Refu-            igloo of equivalent size to Reel
                                                    gees and support causes and dialogue we believe in,            Big Fish.”
                                                    she likes that bit about rap music too. But she honestly       CRASH McLARSON OF THE AQUABATS,
                                                    likes Barry Manilow more.                                      STORY ON PAGE 12
                                                    MY CERULEAN HEART play the Rock For
                                                    Refugees event at BarSoma on Thursday Nov                        FOLLOw RAVE
                                                    25 alongside Felinedown, My Fiction and Trip
                                                    Sinister. It’s $10+bf from OzTix or $12 on the
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HOW MANY MEMBERS OF                                                                              Special
LINDSEY CUTHBERTSON finds out.                                                             P P! Issue
                                                                                             Competition for
I  t’s 5am. At Kangaroo Point 10
   excited musicians and one yawning
journalist traipse through the paths
                                           into a VW, the answer is all of them,
                                           with a little wiggle room thrown in for
                                           good measure. The photo shoot runs
                                                                                             RAVE readers!
                                                                                          Want to see INLAND SEA play
that snake along the river looking for     seamlessly and 20 minutes later Inland         a private show at the exclusive
our holy grail: the VW mini that Rave’s    Sea are out of the car. On the way back           RAVE XMAS PARTY at
                                                                                            Woodland on Saturday Dec
foster band Inland Sea are going to try    to our cars some meatheads working
                                                                                           4? Simply vote for Inland Sea
and cram into for our photo shoot.         out in a car park mock drummer Jack
     It takes us half an hour to locate    Gleeson for looking like Bob Dylan. He           au/fosterband, then head
the VW, and in that time it’s become       replies with a sneer and offers them               to wIN STUFF at www.
obvious that Inland Sea are possibly       the forks. If this is what happens at   
the tightest 10-piece band you             dawn, then maybe I should wake up               and enter. 10 double-passes
may ever meet. Their laughter and          earlier more often.                               are up for grabs! Winners
high-spirited dialogue are a contrast                                                       will enjoy a special up-close
to the grumpy cyclists that we keep        INLAND SEA play the                            Inland Sea performance and
getting in the way of as we walk.          Powerhouse’s Live Spark on                      Rave’s legendary Xmas party
     So for those wondering about how      Sunday Nov 28 (free). their                         hospitality. Don’t delay!
many members of Inland Sea can fit                 ,
                                           debut EP tRAItoR, is out now.

                                                               Dear Dolly Doctor
                                                               Each month, concerned teenage girls like you write
                                                               in to DOLLY DOCTOR with asinine problems
                                                               a simple Google search could fix. Don’t you little
                                                               shits have internet connections or something? You
                                                               can email your questions to … actually, you know
                                                               what, don’t bother. After this column, I’m giving up.
                                                               The cost of booze to self-medicate after reading your
                                                               woeful diatribes has far outstripped the pittance I’m
                                                               paid to do this. Arrivederci, suckers!
                                                               BETHANY WRITES:
                                                               “Dear Dolly RAVE Doctor, I have a problem. My boyfriend
                                                               has been hassling me to have sex … back there … for
                                                               quite some time. I’ve always said “no” because it sounds
                                                               disgusting, but then I watched this year’s ARIAs and eve-
                                                               ryone was talking about it! Jessica Mauboy kept talking

PARTYING                                                       about “de butt” and Sia was holding her award very sug-
                                                               gestively. Are all the celebrities doing it, and if so, should I?”

ON A BUDGET                                                    Now how on earth am I supposed to know what ce-

Recession got you down? Hosting slumber parties
                                                               lebrities get up to? The only time I was ever invited to
                                                               a star-studded cocaine-and-sex-back-there pool party,
                                                               I was invited by M**** M******, and that was only be-
in your basement when you’d rather be puking in                cause I was shopping in the same supermarket as him
                                                               and he slipped the invite into my basket while I was
the closet at a rich dude’s house? KE$HA tells
                                                               grabbing a carton of reduced-fat yoghurt. Needless
ALASDAIR DUNCAN her tips for partying                          to say, I didn’t attend. Now, back to your depressingly
on a budget!                                                   banal problem: just remember that celebrities’ lives
                                                               are to be laughed at, not emulated. Ke$ha wears aqua
CAN’T AFFORD TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH                               lipstick, and that’s obviously a no-go. The Situation
WITH JACK? USE A SUBSTITUTE!                                   drinks protein-infused vodka, which sounds terrible
Next time you hook up, steal an empty Jack Daniel’s
                                                               to me. And I would only recommend emulating Sia
bottle as you leave the dude’s house in the morn-
                                                               if she’d stuck that pointy “Araria” where that ghastly
ing – don’t worry, he’ll have like 15 of them on display
                                                               hatted pollie’s sun don’t shine. So if you don’t want to
in the kitchen. Fill it with your favourite off-brand
                                                               do it, tell your skeezebag boyfriend, “I can’t go for that
brown spirit – my personal fave is Old Crow Bourbon,
                                                               (no can do).” If you think you might like to do it, take it
but don’t be afraid to get creative – and bam! Dental
                                                               slow, use plenty of lube, and put a condom or finger
hygiene, bitches!
                                                               cots over anything that goes up there.
Wanna get crunk but the budget won’t allow? There              SARAH WRITES:
                                                               “Dear Dolly RAVE Doctor, I have a problem. I stumbled
are plenty of ways to score alcoholic beverages for
                                                               across this website called ‘Pitchfork’ and I listened
free, bitches. Grinding up against dudes at the club
                                                               to something called ‘chillwave’. My parents warned
totally equals free drinks, and if that doesn’t work,
                                                               me against it, saying that it was a gateway drug to
don’t be afraid to swig from beer bottles you find lying
                                                               something much worse called ‘witch house’, but all my
around; if you puke it up, just drink it again!
                                                               friends were doing it. Now I’m deeply addicted to ‘witch
                                                               house’ and the only thing that’s stopping me from trying
NO STYLING PRODUCTS? NO PROBLEM!                               ‘shitgaze’ is that this month’s bandwidth quota is up.
The more money you spend on unnecessary things
                                                               What can I do?”
like hair products, the less you have for the essential
stuff like Jäger shots and bailing yourself out of Mexi-
                                                               Sarah, you need to take urgent action. ‘Shitgaze’
can prison. Just roll out of bed, find the bird that you
                                                               is the worst musical drug known to mankind, and
caught and partly ate while tripping balls last night,
                                                               there’s no known rehabilitation program. Unfortu-
braid some of its feathers in your hair, add a couple
                                                               nately, you’re deeply hooked on ‘witch house’, and
squirts of hairspray and you’re good to go!
                                                               you can’t give that up cold turkey without risking
                                                               death through withdrawal. I recommend a program
RUNNING LOW ON OUTFITS?                                        of gradually withdrawing from your addiction by
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!                                        taking no more than three units of Balam Acab, two
... and by that, I do NOT mean last season’s Imitation
                                                               of oOoOO, and only one of either ///          \\\, GR†LL
Of Christ muumuu or Balenciaga backless hoodie,
                                                               GR†LL, or BE CH FUXX daily. Avoid Salem at all costs:
bitches! When it comes to recycling old outfits, get
                                                               they are a ‘shitgaze’ group masquerading as ‘witch
creative. Your mom’s leopard-print leotard? Pair it with
                                                               house’. After a week, halve your doses of the bands,
boots and raccoon eyes for a killer red carpet look!
                                                               and keep halving your doses every week until you’re
Your brother’s stinky band shirts? Just add bling and
                                                               ready to listen to ‘chillwave’ again. To wean yourself
no pants and you’ll be waking up in a stranger’s vomit
                                                               off ‘chillwave’, I recommend a program of exploring
before you can say ‘Slayer rules’!
                                                               Animal Collective’s back catalogue. Once you’ve done
                                                               that, be sure to never visit ‘Pitchfork’ again, and start
ALWAYS GO FOR DUDES WITH BEARDS                                listening to wholesome music like Miley Cyrus and
Do I even need to explain this one? They always

                                                                                              Rave Doc Ü
                                                               Jason Derülo like a normal teenager.
have the best drugs, and besides, BEARDS ARE SEXY

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                                                                                                                   Belinda Carlisle (pictured) wants to dance
                                                                                                                with you in the Summer Rain as she prepares to
                                                                                                                Leave A Light On at Twin Towns Auditorium on Friday
                                                                                                                Feb 18, 2011 (bookings on 1800 014 014), and Kedron
                                                                                                                Wavell Services Club on Saturday Feb 19, 2011 (book-

                  Tuesday 23rd November                                                                         ings 3359 0122). Being Mad About You (her fans) she
                                                                                                                wants you to know Heaven Is A Place On Earth by

                         The Punch Drunks
                                                                                                                securing a ticket from either venue now!

                      Instrumental Distraction

              Wednesday 24th November
                                   Skypilot                                                                                                                                           TAKE FLIGHT
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dive into the Best Of… when Doves (pictured)
                                 Royal Zephyr                                                                   TIME AFTER TIME
                                                                                                                     Oh! She’s So Unusual that Cyndi Lauper
                                                                                                                                                                                     play at The Hi-Fi on Tuesday Feb 15, 2011! Line
                                                                                                                                                                                     your nest with a ticket from OzTix now – $70+bf.

                                 Maggie Collins                                                                 (pictured), reinventing herself once more with the
                                                                                                                release of Memphis Blues (a collection of blues
                                                                                                                                                                                     Plovers need not apply.

                                                                                                                cover songs); but never mind all that as Money                     PLAY FOR SCHOOL
                                                                                                                Changes (almost) Everything – seeing her She Bop                       So the Beatles get an iTunes release and John Waters
                                                                                                                on over to QPAC on Monday Mar 28, 2011, and                        resurrects his tribute to John Lennon; another day passes

                Thursday 25th November                                                                          Tuesday Mar 29, 2011. Tickets for Lauper go on sale
                                                                                                                All Through The Night (and day) from Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                   yesterday. Looking Through A Glass Onion offers a celebra-
                                                                                                                                                                                   tion of the music, mystery and memory of John Lennon

                            Boys & Girls                                                                        Mar 25, 2011 at                                   at QPAC Concert Hall on Friday Jan 28, 2011, and Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                   Jan 29, 2011. Tickets are at Qtix; bring your goggles.

                         Stick to your guns                                                                  THE PERRY BRAND
                                                                                                                 Mrs Katy Brand (née, Perry) is bringing her                       SMALL GRABS
                                                                                                             whipped cream compression bra and freaky deaky                         Pitching one outta the park, Ball Park Music have
                           Wish for wing                                                                     Gummy bear army to Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre                    been added to the Big Day Out line-up for Southport
                                                                                                                                                                                   Parklands on Sunday Jan 23, 2011. It’s all sold out!
                                                                                                             for a second night on Sunday May 15, 2011. Tickets
                              Against                                                                        have been flying from Ticketek so if you’re keen to get
                                                                                                             your candy-cane on hit the pre-sale from midday on
                                                                                                                                                                                    Charlie Parr returns to Brisbane post-Sunset Sounds
                                                                                                                                                                                   to play The Old Museum on Sunday Jan 23, 2011.

                       $12/ 10 tickets on door                                                               Thursday Nov 25, or run with the bulls when general
                                                                                                             allocation goes live at 9am on Tuesday Nov 30.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Foals play a side-show to their Laneways appear-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ance at Byron’s Great Northern on Wednesday Feb 2,
                                                                                                                                                                                   2011. Tickets are $57.65+bf on sale now from OzTix.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Not to be outdone, Splendour In The Grass favour-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ites Two Door Cinema Club also play Byron’s Great

                    Friday 26th November                                                                                                                                           Northern on Thursday Feb 3, 2011 (as a pre-lim to their
                                                                                                                                                                                   Laneways show). Tickets are at Oztix for $55.60+bf.
                                  Bec Plath                                                                                                                                         The Getaway Plan return from a 12-month ab-
                                                                                                                                                                                   sence to play The Hi-Fi on Saturday Feb 12, 2011 (for

                               Mark Lowndes                                                                                                                                        the old dudes) and again in the afternoon of Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                   Feb 13, 2011, (for the young tackers). Alive and Se-
                                                                                                                                                                                   crets In Scale support.
                              ANIKI | Danny Cool                                                                                                                                    Chart topping Irish songstress and rockabilly
                                                                                                                                                                                   queen, Imelda May heads to Byron’s Great Northern
                                                                                                                                                                                   on Wednesday Mar 2, 2011, and The Hi-Fi on Thursday
                                                                                                                JUST EAT IT                                                        Mar 2, 2011.

                   Saturday 27th November                                                                           “Weird Al” Yankovic (pictured) brings his
                                                                                                                White & Nerdy self to QPAC’s Concert Hall on
                                                                                                                                                                                    Art Vs Science, Zane Lowe and James Holroyd all
                                                                                                                                                                                   support The Chemical Brothers at Brisbane Rivertsage

                                ME                                                                              Tuesday March 15, 2011. Flying Straight Outta
                                                                                                                Lynwood and into Virus Alert, he Wanna B Ur Lovr
                                                                                                                                                                                   on Friday Mar 4, 2011. Tickets are at Ticketmaster now.

                                                                                                                                                                                   FOR THE DIARY
                           The Melodics
                                                                                                                – so grab a ticket from Qtix.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Launching their Celebrating 50 Glorious Years
                                                                                                             MONTREAL wATER BODY                                                   double-CD, radio duo Hamish & Andy have an-
                     Charlie Hustle | Van Merit                                                                  Any band that references Electric Light Orches-
                                                                                                             tra and finer parts of the Alan Parsons Project in its
                                                                                                                                                                                   nounced they will be embarking on a Thank You Tour,
                                                                                                                                                                                   broadcasting five live shows across five capital cities.
                                                                                                             orchestration is ok by us (did you now Alan Parsons                   The Brisbane event happens Wednesday Dec 1 at the
                                                                                                             was an engineer on some The Beatles and Pink Floyd                    Botanic Gardens: gates open at 11am; show airs from

                  Sunday 28th November
                                                                                                             recordings? TRUFAX!). Also, I saw them at SXSW so ner                 3–5pm and the boys will sign CDs from 5–8pm! Jes-
                                                                                                             ner ne ner ner … Yes, the sonically adventurous and                   sica Mauboy will perform live.
                                                                                                             tunefully beautiful Besnard Lakes play The Zoo on                      Having clocked up over 200 performances together
                       Tigermoth                                                                             Friday Mar 11, 2011. Tickets on sale from OzTix soon!                 performing country, jazz, gospel and folk, for the first
                                                                                                                                                                                   time Jamie Clark and Leah Cotterell have written an
                                                                                                             (You may need to decide between this and Swans
              Morgan Macmanus & Omegachild                                                                   who pay at The Hi-Fi the same night…)                                 entire CD of original music for themselves – Bottom Of
                                                                                                                                                                                   The River – which they’ll be launching at the Brisbane

                     Science Project                                                                         MERSEY CROSSING
                                                                                                                 My Scottish great-grandmother had a pacemaker
                                                                                                                                                                                   Jazz Club on Thursday Dec 9.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Epic Skate at Tweed Heads is hosting another

                         Subsea                                                                              – still didn’t stop her from being an out-and-out crazy               all ages live music night on Saturday Dec 18, with
                                                                                                             lady. See how Gerry & The Pacemakers fare when                        Stonemason, Jack’s Harlot, Jenova Birth and more
                                                                                                             they play Jupiters Theatre, Broadbeach Island on                      providing entertainment alongside an ‘adult jumping
                          Aniki                                                                              Wednesday Mar 16, 2011 (tickets at Ticketmaster), and                 castle’ and Sumo Suit wrestling. Nuts!
                                                                                                                                                                                    Grand Atlantic are taking a leaf from Yo La Tengo’s
                                                                                                             Kedron Wavell Services Club on Friday Mar 18, 2011
                                                                                                             (bookings on 3395 9122).                                              book and holding an “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Hanuk-
                                                                                                                                                                                   kah” show at The Globe on Saturday Dec 11, featuring
                                                                                                             GREEK MYTHS                                                           friends We All Want To, The Stress Of Leisure, The
                                                                                                                 Jason Collett and Zeus team up for an Australian                  L.P.s and special guests.
                                                                                                             tour next year. I don’t have any witty lyrical gambits                 Brisbane ensemble Topology have an interesting
                                                                                                             to offer – my song-radar broke when Lou Pearlman                      night coming up on Thursday Dec 16 at the Power-
                                                                                                             hatched a boy band – so just be sure to note these                    house Rooftop Terrace – it’s a fund-raising Quiz Night,
                                                                                                             dates in the diary if you’re a fan of the Broken Social               with the group playing live mash-ups of tunes from
                                                                                                             Scener: Thursday Jan 13, 2011 at The Zoo, Friday Jan                  the ‘70s–‘00s, along with trivia, silent auctions and
                                                                                                             14, 2011, at Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi, Saturday Jan 15,               prizes. Tickets are $15 and bookings are essential via
                                                                                                             2011, and Sunday Jan 16, 2011, at Byron’s Great North-       or 0419 021 011.
                                                                                                             ern. ‘Coz that’s when he’s playing! Look for tickets from              Gypsy cabaret punks Rapskallion are headed our
     t 07 3257 1259                                                                                          regular venue outlets.                                                way on their When The Wine Kicks In Tour, playing The
                                                                                                                                                                                   Joynt (with A French Butler Called Smith) on Friday
                                                                                                             RHYMES wITH…                                                          Dec 24, Byron’s The Rails on Wednesday Dec 29, the                                                                                        World War III saviour James Blunt plays Brisbane’s
                                                                                                             Convention Centre on Saturday May 14, 2011. It’s all
                                                                                                                                                                                   Gold Coast’s The Loft on New Year’s Eve (!), Peregian
                                                                                                                                                                                   Originals on Sunday Jan 2 and the SoundLounge on
                                                                                                             ages and tickets are on sale Tuesday Nov 30. That’s all               Friday Jan 7. Think Tom Waits and Edith Piaf as backed
                                                                                                             we have to say about that.                                            by Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      FLASHING PANELS

                                                                                                                                                                                       After time abroad touring and recording, indi-
                                                                                                                                                                                      vidual sonic purveyors My Disco (pictured) yielded
                                                                                                                                                                                      their latest LP, Little Joy. The Melbourne minimalist-
                                                                                                                                                                                      post-punk-indie trio will be playing tracks old and
                                                                                                                                                                                      new at The Zoo on Saturday Nov 27 to launch Little
                                                                                                                                                                                      Joy, with capable support from Absolute Boys

                                                        HIS WEEK                                                                                                                      and Slug Guts. Tickets are $18+bf from OzTix for a
              THU NOV 25                     WHAT'S ON T                                                                                                                              night of sonic precision in anarchy.

          Radio Star
          All The Things We Did Tour                                                        TEACHER’S PET                                     VERTICAL STRIPES
                                                                                                Melbourne rapper Class A (pictured)               Brian L’Huillier, Dane Beesley and

       +Pensive Penguin
                                                                                            has finally released her debut album Me,          Crystle Fleper are the three responsible
                                                                                            Me, Me & Him: The Secret Life Of A Recep-         for Dead Shades (pictured) – a blues

        +Running Guns
                                                                                            tionist. To celebrate she’s going on tour         rock concoction with more than one
                                                                                            with Spit Syndicate and The Tongue.               toe dipped in the adventurous pop
                                                                                            They’re playing at The Step Inn on Friday         pool. The trio launch their debut EP,
        +Hard Graphic                                                                       Nov 26 as part of the Wildside Tour.              Sea Shandies (geddit?) on Friday Nov 26
                                                                                                                                              at The Zoo. Support comes from Bang
    DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $9+BF/$12 - 18+ID                                                      LAYING FOUNDATIONS                                Bang Boss Kelly, Obliterati and Hotel
                                                                                                Roots, soul and funk locals Peter B           Motel with tickets costing $10+bf.
                                                                                            & The Homeless Souls (pictured) are
              FRI NOV 26                                                                    recording their Friday Nov 26 Globe               HEALTHY, wEALTHY, wISE
       PETER B & THE                                                                        Theatre show live for a 2011 release.
                                                                                            Joining them on the special night will be
                                                                                                                                                  The Poor’s (pictured) latest re-
                                                                                                                                              corded effort is entitled Round 2, and

                                                                                            Aaron Nebauer (launching his debut solo           they’re prepped for some live slots this
                                                                                            CD), Dru and The Benjamin Hooper Trio.            week, happening at The Hinterland
                                                                                            Doors at 7pm.                                     Hotel, Gold Coast, on Friday Nov 26 and
   +BENJAMIN HOoPER TRIO                                                                    wALKING ON SUNSHINE
                                                                                                                                              Albany Creek Tavern on Saturday Nov
                                                                                                                                              27. Dubbed a ‘classic hard rock band’

   +AARON NEBAUER +DRU                                                                          Gold Coast punks Skinwalkers
                                                                                            (pictured) are returning to the live scene
                                                                                                                                              have some dollars in your pocket and
                                                                                                                                              enjoy the night.
         DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $10+BF/                                                           after writing their debut album with a gig
    $12 (CONCESSION)/$14 (FULL) - 18+ID                                                     at the Wallaby Hotel on Saturday Nov 27.          SUNG STORIES
                                                                                            Support comes from Crooked Face and                   The Phil Monsour Band (pictured)
                                                                                            One 80 Down. Mudgeeraba Rock City.                will be closing the year with a gig at
              SAT NOV 27                                                                                                                      Inspire Gallery Bar on Saturday Nov 27

         KIDNEY THIEVES                                                                     SUNDAY SESSION                                    at 3pm. Inspired (pun!) by a recent trip to
                                                                                                Sunday Nov 28 sees another eclectic           Palestine and Lebanon, new songs will
                                                                                            (and free) Vinyl Rotations take place at The      be accompanied by video montages and
             SINGLE LAUNCH                                                                  Hi-Fi’s Vinyl Bar from 3pm, with DJ Honky         stories from the trip. Jon Lloyd on djembe

         +TiN CAN RADIO
                                                                                            Kong, Matt Somers (I Heart Hiroshima)             will flesh out the band.
                                                                                            and Dirty Three guitarist Mick Turner (pic-

                                                                                            tured) all turning up for some weekend            wOULD I LIE TO YOU?
                                                                                            tunes. It’s free!                                     Gold Coast heavy rock outfit If I Lie
                                                                                                                                              (pictured) are hitting the road over the
             +PIRATE                                                                        SILVER LINING
                                                                                                Never! is a mini-festival for those
                                                                                                                                              next few weeks, preparing audiences
                                                                                                                                              for their forthcoming release. With five

          +GREEN THIEF
                                                                                            seven bands that all lost shows with the          songwriters in the band, communica-
                                                                                            untimely closure of The Troubadour. For           tion and a clear idea of their goal is
   DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $10+BF/$15 - 18+ID                                                      $15 you can now catch The Boat People             paramount. Check them out at Miami’s
                                                                                            (pictured), Dan Parsons & Lovecreep,              Shark Bar on Friday Nov 26 (with Go-

                                                                                            Jewell & The Falcon, Seagull, Blame               ing For Broke, New Skinn, Helm and
                                                                                            Ringo and The Retreat on Saturday                 Syndicate) before dates in Coffs and
                                                                                            Nov 27 at The Old Museum from 6pm.                Toowoomba in early December.
                                                                                            Tickets are only available on the door so
                                                                                            get in early!                                     CENTRAL STATION
                FRI DEC 3                                                                   BRIGHT LIGHTENING
                                                                                                                                                    Featuring workshops with an aerosol
                                                                                                                                              artist, the launch of local hip hopper

                                                                                                 Something of a celebration of the
                                                                                            first four years of one of 4ZzZ’s most
                                                                                            popular Sunday shows, Thunderstorms
                                                                                                                                              Div*n’s (pictured) debut album (Living
                                                                                                                                              Dreams) and live mix-ups with the
                                                                                                                                              resident DJ, Beat Central is a hip hop

                                                                                            & Neon Signs goes down at The Tempo               event not to be missed. Happening at Mt.
                                                                                            Hotel on Sunday Nov 28. Featuring The             Gravatt PCYC, there are also showcases
                                                                                            Medicine Show, Pops & The Murdered                and performances from emerging artists.
    DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $15.30+BF - 18+ID                                                      Birds and Dick Desert (pictured), this            It’s free, all ages, and runs 5.30pm to 9pm
                                                                                            eclectic afternoon kicks off at 1pm and           on Saturday Nov 27 .
               SAT DEC 4                                                                    is free!

             THAT 1 GUY          USA                                                                                                          OCEAN SIZE
                                                                                            OVER THE BORDER                                       The Gold Coast’s Oceanics (pictured)
                                                                                                Pride of the Tweed, Epic Skate hosts          launch their new Govinda Doyle (Angus
           + MR PERCIVAL                                                                    another evening of all ages live music
                                                                                            on Saturday Nov 27. From 7.30pm you
                                                                                                                                              & Julia Stone)-produced single Romancer
                                                                                                                                              at The Loft on Thursday Nov 25 supported
    DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $28.60+BF - 18+ID                                                      can catch Byron lads In Hearts Wake               by The Boat People and Dan Parsons.
                                                                                            (pictured), Sydneysiders Pledge This and          Friday Nov 26 sees them play Upper
               THU DEC 9                                                                    Villa Rise, and locals Final Hope and
                                                                                            Midnight In Alaska. Tickets are $15, and
                                                                                                                                              Roma St’s Beetle Bar with The Ride and
                                                                                                                                              Dead Beat Band. Saturday Nov 27 takes

    DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $28.60+BF - 18+ID
                                                                                            there remains the promise of adult jump-
                                                                                            ing castles and sumo suits.
                                                                                                                                              them back to the Gold Coast Arts Centre’s
                                                                                                                                              Paradise Room for an all ages afternoon
                                                                                                                                              show, then to Toowoomba’s Bon Amici
                                                                                            TOP DOGS                                          that evening. Phew!
              SAT DEC 11                                                                        Wollongong punk-ska quartet Top-
                                                                                            novil (pictured) are in town this week for        EASY DOES IT
                                                                                            shows on the Gold Coast (at Shed 5 on
                                                                                            Friday Nov 26) and the looming Punkabilly
                                                                                            night going down at Nundah’s Prince Of
                                                                                                                                                 Gentle Ben & His Sensitive
                                                                                                                                              Side (pictured) follow-up the recent
                                                                                                                                              SixFtHick anniversary show at Wood-

         +WE ALL WANT TO
                                                                                            Wales Hotel on Saturday Nov 27. Punkabilly        land with a launch of their own in the
                                                                                            also features Skcuf, The Black Market and         venue. Catch the band introducing
                                                                                            Rad Rockets Are Go! It’s $10 on the door.         their new single at the venue on Friday
       +STRESS OF LEISURE                                                                   UPPING THE ANTE
                                                                                                                                              Nov 26.

                +THE LP’s                                                                                                                     wALK LIKE AN…
                                                                                                The Best Of Escalate #2 (so called
                                                                                            because it aims to give young bands a leg            Brisbane crew White Rhino are

                                                                                            up in the professional live music environ-        presenting Canadian electronic
                                                                                            ment) goes down on Tuesday Nov 30. An             prodigy Egyptrixx (pictured, Night-
                                                                                            adjunct of the fRETfEST series of shows           slugs/Ramp) on the Rooftop of Base
    DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $15.30+BF - 18+ID                                                      this week’s event features Lee Griffin &          Backpackers this Sunday, where he’ll
                                                                                            The Triple B, Seven Sermons (pictured)            be playing a live set at dusk. Only
                                                                                            and Tourism all lining up at The Tempo            85 tickets are available, at $20 each.
                                                                                            Hotel from 7pm.                                   Support comes from the Crank The
                                                                                                                                              Stezza crew, Puzahki, Herts, and
                                                                                            wEEKEND ESCAPE!                                   White Rhino’s Lone Pariah.
                                                                                               Gold Coast-via-Tasmanian band
                                                                                            My Escapade (pictured) have a run of              NATION OF ONE
                                                                                            shows coming up to launch new single                  Carry Nation (pictured) returns to her
                                                                                            Of A Future. With support from Tinian’s           old hometown playing with Do The Ro-
                                                                                            Boy and guests, catch the four-piece              bot on Friday Nov 26 at The Club House
                                                                                            playing Runaway Bay Hotel on Thursday             (currently at GPO), before playing a free
                                                                                            Nov 25, Barsoma on Friday Nov 26 and              show (organised by SoundsLikeBrisbane)
                                                                                            Bon Amici in Toowoomba on Saturday                in the Queen Street mall from 12noon on
                                                                                            Nov 27.                                           Sunday Nov 28.

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                                          SHORT STACK                                                                                                                                                THE AQUABATS
                                         ALBUM RELEASE                                                                                                                                               ON TOUR + ALBUM RELEASE


                                                                                                                                                                                                    FOR wAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                    TOM HERSEY goes backstage
                                                                                                                                                                                   PEEK-A-BOO       with CRASH McLARSON of THE

                                         RISE OF THE S
                                                                                                                                                                                                    AQUABATS to expose the bitter
                                                                                                                                                                                                    jealousy tearing apart the Reel Big Fish
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vs. The Aquabats tour.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            itting backstage in Denver, long-

                                                                                                                                                                                                            time Aquabats bass player Crash
                                                                                                                                                                                                            McLarson has a bone to pick.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Already, on the second night of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                    American tour with ska juggernaut
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reel Big Fish, tensions between the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    two bands have escalated to danger-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ous levels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “The backstage is actually two igloos
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Reel Big Fish’s igloo is just a little
                                                                                                                                                                                                    bit bigger than ours, which we’re going
                                         SHORT STACK frontman SHAUN DIVINEY recently appeared on national variety program Hey Hey It’s Saturday engaged                                             to complain about. We should have an
                                         in a game of Celebrity Head, just as the new-look Budgewoi heartthrobs hit the promo trail spruiking second album This Is Bat                              igloo of equivalent size to Reel Big Fish.”
                                         Country. BIANCA and MATISSE VALENTINO find out more.                                                                                                            On a tour dubbed Reel Big Fish Vs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Aquabats, it appears inevitable that

                                         ‘               ylie Minogue’ – Australia’s
                                                         singing budgie – is scrawled
                                                         on 22 year-old Diviney’s
                                                                                              but … for the shows – to create an envi-
                                                                                              ronment for people we relate to at that
                                                                                              age. I think we’ve done that successfully.
                                                                                                                                                 in the Hunter S. Thompson book Fear
                                                                                                                                                 & Loathing In Las Vegas, which you
                                                                                                                                                 wrote on your blog that you really got
                                                                                                                                                                                                    conflict would mar the journey. Compet-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing for the attention of audiences, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    two bands sharing the bill can feel the
                                                         headband. Gone is the emo            BV: Not so long ago you were rockin’               into and enjoyed. You mention the                  quarrel escalating with each show. The
                                         glam rock hair of the old Stack (so 2009),           tight jeans and crucifixes, what hap-              book’s themes, ‘chaos, rebellion and               tour now resembles an inter-coastal
                                         now replaced with a more fashionable                 pened to all that? What is inspiring your          the vicious heartland of the American              rap war waiting to happen. So much so,
                                         Bieber-style cut. The entertainer – with             current style? You’ve been rocking an              Dream’    …                                        Crash has given to contemplating who
                                         a number one album and three Top 10                  awful lot of suits.                                SD: Definitely. I read the book a long time        will emerge victorious.
                                         singles to his credit – attempts to guess            SD: [laughs] Mad Men, things like that. I          ago and the more that I was writing the                 “It’s hard to defeat the Fish, I’m not
                                         his celebrity. Drawing from the Stack life,          think that part of the changing the look           album the more that I realised that the            going to lie. But if anybody is going to
                                         front-spunk Diviney plays along asking,              is growing up; we can’t have glam rock             book was an influence on me, so it was             defeat a fish, it’s going to be a water bat.
                                         “Most importantly, am I good looking?”               haircuts forever.                                  more of a subconscious thing than it was           Like, if you were a gambling man, and
                                         Following up with, “Am I old?”, which is             BV: You’ve said that Blink-182 were                deliberate.                                        you had to put your money on a bat
                                         apparently 25 according to the vocalist.             your favourite band until recently, but            BV: The other prominent element that               underwater, or a fish. C’mon, who’s going
                                         Tonight is one of an increasing number of            now Queen [an influence evident on                 runs through the story is drugs – where            to win? It’s going to be the bat.”
                                         recent primetime television appearances              the orchestration and songwriting on               do Short Stack stand on that?                           Would the Reel Big Fish Vs. The Aqua-
                                         for the NSW Central Coast act.                       This Is Bat Country] has come into the             SD: I don’t know. We’re in the position            bats conflict be as grand a battle as that
                                               Diviney, Andy Clemmensen (bass)                picture. How’d that happen?                        where ‘each to their own’ … we don’t               depicted in the 1964 Ishirō Honda film,
                                         and Bradie Webb (drums) are on the                   SD: It’s very obscure and very leftfield for       judge people. There’s people that come to          Mothra Vs. Godzilla? Of course.
                                         juggernaut of a lifetime, pushing album              us. I admire them as performers and as a           our shows from all different spectrums of               “Now you’re speaking my language.
                                         number two, This Is Bat Country, up the              band that defied the conventions of the            life, so each to their own [laughs].               Who would we be though, Mothra or
                                         hill towards the band’s ultimate goal of             genre in a way – that is definitely some-          BV: How very diplomatic of you. Have               Godzilla? Mothra, I think. Because we’d
                                         being the biggest band in the world.                 thing we are trying to emulate.                    you guys had media training?                       be the underdogs going in to the fight.
                                         Playing sold out shows nationwide                    BV: Would you consider yourself the                SD: No, not at all. It’s one of those things       That’s just our lives. We’re the underdogs
                                         and creating scenes wherever they go,                leader of the band?                                where people say, ‘Oh you have to have             of rock & roll.”
                                         mobbed by fanatical tweens and teens                 SD: I write the songs and I write the              this and you have to have this’. It’s just              Returning to Australia, Crash and the
                                         at packed shopping centre in-store ap-               lyrics so I think, yeah, in that aspect I          something we never got around to.                  rest of his crime-fighting surf-rocking
                                         pearances, Short Stack are on a mission              definitely am.                                     MATISSE VALENTINO: Am I the young-                 band aren’t only concerned about
                                         – a mission with a message says Diviney.             BV: On your live Today show television             est person that’s ever interviewed you?            battling Reel Big Fish. Their trip to our
                                         Enlisting the help of our resident Short             performance recently I noticed you                 SD: By far! [laughs]                               nation founded by convicts will also see
                                         Stack expert – my 12-year-old niece                  had your Freddy Mercury moves down                 MV: When did you first pick up a guitar            them battling against some of their most
                                         Matisse – we endeavour to find out more              pat. What frontmen do you look to for              and what was the first song that you               nefarious foes.
                                         about the message, music and most                    inspiration?                                       learnt to play?                                         “When we’re out on the road, the vil-
                                         importantly, the makeover.                           SD: Yeah, I did. I think people like that          SD: When I was 13 years old I learnt to play       lains are also stepping up their game too.
                                               Short Stack. The band with the smilin’         and performers like Robbie Williams. He            Dammit by Blink-182.                               They’re going to be working harder to stop.
                                         faces on the current cover of Australian             is known more as an entertainer than               MV: Awesome! You’ve said that your                 Our enemies are always plotting against
                                         Rolling Stone magazine. The band with                a musician. He has this aura around his            fans are the kids that get picked on at            us, and if they know there’s going to be a
                                         the ‘golden fingers’: first single Planets,          performances. I look up to that.                   school, did you get picked on at school?           bigger audience, they’ll step up their game
                                         from sophomore record This Is Bat Coun-              BV: I’ve met you in person before and              SD: Yeah, definitely – every single day for        to try and stop us onstage.”
                                         try, is already certified gold. The Stack            you seemed quite reserved, yet on                  being the emo kid.                                      While The Aquabats’ attentions
                                         that was The New Black – all crucifixes,             stage you’re very confident; is there two          MV: When you were younger did you                  should be directed towards crime fight-
                                         hair and tight black jeans; who gave us              people there?                                      ever sing into your shampoo bottle                 ing, the touring tensions are distracting
                                         pop punk anthems Shimmy A Go Go and                  SD: Definitely, I think the demons come            while in the shower?                               the band from their prime directive.
                                         Sway, Sway Baby! only last year – are back           out and that’s kind of my element, that’s          SD: [laughs] Definitely not!                       Incensed over tonight’s backstage slight,
                                         (from the UK) a changed band. Rolling                where I feel most comfortable.                     MV: You inspired me to start a band,               Crash ponders a revenge that could only
                                         Stone editor-in-chief Matt Coyte declared            BV: You have a new album, This Is Bat              when my band gets a little better in a             see his band’s conflict with Reel Big Fish
                                         the Stack ‘awesome’. Matisse and I tag               Country, why release another record?               year or so can we support you?                     escalate. “Maybe we could let the air out
                                         team questions with a very cheerful                  What’s the point?                                  SD: Definitely!                                    of the tires on their bus or I could take
                                         Shaun Diviney the day after the issue hit            SD: We felt we had something to say and                                                               all the speakers out of their amps, and
                                         shelves.                                             as long as we are relevant – I think more               In a way, Matisse’s last question proves      replace them with salad bowls.
                                               Asked to comment on the Rolling                than ever at the moment we are – this is           that Diviney and Co. are more than just                 “There’s really no good tour without
                                         Stone feature’s quote, ‘Short Stack are so           going to be the first time that a lot of peo-      looks. The trio are empowering fans, lead-         messing with each other. So I’ll go smash
                                         far in the future they’re fucking your great         ple have heard this band. Commercially             ing by example and encouraging them to             the windows out of Reel Big Fish’s tour
                                         granddaughter’, Diviney offers, “That’s              we were not very successful before and             follow their dreams. Short Stack are inspir-       bus. But maybe that’s too violent, maybe I
                                         very Rolling Stone. It’s quite typical of the        now Planets has done quite well on the             ing the next generation to hustle and be           could just take all the windows out of their
                                         magazine and the style of the magazine.              radio and we’ve been on TV and stuff like          fearless – ask for what you want, and you          bus, put cellophane over the side of the
                                         The fact that we are on the cover, we con-           that, I think it’s a good statement for us.        just might get it. Perhaps one day Matisse         bus, so they still think there are windows
                                         sider that to be a big achievement, ’cause           BV: What was the big idea for the                  will end up on Hey Hey playing Celebrity           there, and then all take all those windows,
                                         it’s the rock music bible essentially.” And so       album?                                             Head trying to guess ‘Shaun Diviney’.              and make a glass igloo that we can sit in
                                         begins our Q&A.                                      SD: The message is … when we wrote the                                                                backstage at the next show.”
                                                                                              last album no one was listening and now            tHIS IS BAt couNtRY is out now
                                         BIANCA VALENTINO: Part of Short                      people are listening and I just wanted to          on universal. SHoRt StAcK play                     tHE AQuABAtS bring their fight
                                         Stack’s appeal is more than just music,              tell kids out there that if you are in a band      Brisbane Entertainment centre on                   against Reel Big Fish to the tivoli
                                         do you agree?                                        and you want to get somewhere with that,           Friday Apr 8, 2011, supporting Good                on thursday Dec 2. the RADIo
                                         SHAUN DIVINEY: Yeah, I definitely do                 then we are living proof of that.                  charlotte. tickets on sale now from                DowN EP is out now through
                                         agree. The thing we always wanted to be              BV: The title of your album – This Is     check out                     Fearless Records. www.myspace.
                                         about our band was not to create music               Bat Country – is a reference to a line    for more.                    com/theaquabats

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                                                            DREAM BELIEVER
 EMMA DEAN                          "YOU CAN KEEP
                                     YOUR HAT ON."

                                                            This week cheeky pop princess EMMA DEAN and her ‘imaginary friends’ launch album Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret with a flamboyant spectacle at the Old
                                                            Museum. Fears, nightmares and confessions – BIRDIE finds it’s all in the bag and more for this ex-Brissie showstopper.

                                                                        he ‘imaginary friends’ are myself and                   insanity.”                                                         first feared … In fact, with the success of both the album and the
                                                                        three physical theatre performers who                       Letting rip her anger, insecurities, and complaints            live show, she’s hardly even had time for it to soak in!
                                                                        act as different facets of my imagination,”             about life, Dean says both the live performance and                “When I moved, straight off the bat I was doing a headlining tour
                                                            explains Dean. “There is my sensual side, my dis-                   the album itself have proven to be the perfect combo               which was called Emma Dean Meets Dr Dream,” she says. “It’s been
                                                            turbed side, and Dr Dream the imaginary psychotic                   of being at once cathartic as well as entertaining.                pretty crazy ever since then. I’d love for my audience to grow and
                                                            psychiatrist. The show is incredibly theatrical as                      “Some of the songs are about the music industry                to break into the mainstream. It’s tremendously important as an
                                                            you can imagine; people have been calling it pop-                   too,” she adds. “Not feeling as though I fit in some-              artist to be stubborn. About five years ago I saw a fortuneteller and
                                                            cabaret with some burlesque.”                                       times. There is a song called Bigger Than Me, Bigger               they actually predicted the exact costume that I would wear at my
                                                                Which makes the Old Museum the ideal venue for                  Than You, which is about a phase where I felt incred-              first album launch, which was pretty quirky when I realised it. They
                                                            Dean’s quirky circus-like performance. Inspired mainly              ibly lonely as a solo performer. I wanted very badly               said I was going to be really big in the Asian market and to try my
                                                            by insanity and rambling thoughts, Dean says she                    to be a part of a community and I had this vision of               luck there! Those were the exact words that were said to me. That
                                                            boldly reveals all to a usually spellbound audience.                running away and joining the circus. I would be the                was probably five years ago now, so I’ve got two years to hurry up
                                                            “Dr Dream is the part of myself that always wants                   ringmaster and the leader of all the circus freaks. I              and make it happen!”
                                                            to analyze and tell people they’re right or wrong,”                 think it was a dream that stemmed from the fact I’d
                                                            she claims. “He tries to diagnose what’s wrong with                 moved from Brisbane to Sydney and I was scared                     EMMA DEAN launches DR DREAM & tHE IMAGINARY
                                                            people. So it’s me sitting in his room, on his big black            of being isolated from old friends and musicians I’d               PoP-cABAREt at the old Museum on Friday Nov 26 (all
                                                            chair, and I’m letting him basically judge me as I                  worked with.”                                                      ages), supported by Safety Dance and the Jane Austen
                                                            divulge all my confessions that stem from my own                        But the transition hasn’t been as rough as Dean                Argument.

      POP 5      Who first told you about the birds and the bees?
                 “I always asked my parents how a baby is born but
                                                                            my next door neighbour and got a rude shock when
                                                                            I saw the graphic pictures. It didn’t look as pretty as
                                                                                                                                      depends on finances, doesn’t it?”
                                                                                                                                      Have you ever done anything ridiculous for a dare?
                                                                                                                                                                                                   think I still might have a version of the album – not the stolen one!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                   What’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to you?
       wITH      my mum always said the same words, ‘with a little          I imagined.”                                              “Oh my gosh … I probably shouldn’t say this one … I          “I chopped off my thumb on my nanna’s exercise bike chain!”

  EMMA           bit of this, and a little bit of that’… So for an embar-
                 rassingly long time I pictured god up in the sky with
                                                                            Which popstar would you most like to spank?
                                                                            “Someone I used to really fancy when I was younger
                                                                                                                                      was once arrested for stealing the Hanson Christmas
                                                                                                                                      album. It was a dare with my two high school friends –
                                                                                                                                                                                                   What or who would you like to be reincarnated as?
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Oh! Tim Burton’s lovechild! With Helena, of course. Actually, I would

  DEAN           salt and pepper shakers and I thought that’s how he
                 made a baby. Then I discovered ‘The Joy Of Sex’ with
                                                                            was Mark Owen from Take That. I’d love to see
                                                                            their reunion show if they come to Australia, it all
                                                                                                                                      I got off more lightly than them. They were very naugh-
                                                                                                                                      ty girls! The album was all originals with a few covers, I
                                                                                                                                                                                                   love to star in a Tim Burton movie, I’d love to do music for the movie
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and to star in it, that would be the ultimate for me.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                   JESSICA MAUBOY                                             "YOU CAN KEEP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              YOUR HAT ON...
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ALBUM RELEASE                                                 OH, wE DID
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THAT ONE..."

                                                                                                                                                                                                   GO GET EM
                                                                                                                                                                                                   As she prepares for what would become an awkwardly
                                                                                                                                                                                                   memorable ARIAs appearance, JESSICA MAUBOY tells
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ALASDAIR DUNCAN about hanging out with Snoop
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dogg and the love of club music that shaped her second
                                                                                                                                                                                                   album, Get Em Girls.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           ACT: Snoop Dogg features on Jessica Mauboy’s single
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Get Em Girls, and spending time with the rapper was
                                                                                                                                                                                                           a highlight of Jess’s recent recording trip to the US.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “It was the biggest shock to be one on one with him, and interact
                                                                                                                                                                                                   with him,” Jess says of hanging out with Snoop at the Get Em Girls
                                                                                                                                                                                                   video shoot. “He brought another level to the studio, a really spe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   cial vibe, and everyone was just really into it. He’s such a nice guy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and he was talking with everyone and mingling with everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and taking photos – it wasn’t like ‘I need my space!’ or anything,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   he was happy to make everyone smile and it was nice.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                             ID YOU KNOW?: Jess worked with an impressive array
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of songwriters and producers on this album, includ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ing Mariah Carey collaborator Stori James, but still
                                                                                                                                                                                                   has a wish list of people she’d love to work with.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Stori James is just amazing, I fell in love with her,” Jess says of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the songwriter who helped her craft the ballad Can Anybody
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tell Me. “It was just such a pleasure to be able to have her for
                                                                                                                                                                                                   two days – at the end of the session, she felt like family already,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and we were giving hugs.” There are many more that Mauboy
                                                                                                                                                                                                   would like to collaborate with in the long term. “My wish list,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   in the future some time, is to be able to work with Andre 3000,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pharrell, Big Boi,” she says, “all those amazing guys who have
                                                                                                                                                                                                   been in music for a while and have seen it all.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                           ISTEN UP: The new album has a much more futuristic,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           club-focussed sound than her first, and that’s just the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           way that Jess wanted it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “I love the sound of club beats and dance hall tracks,” Jess tells
                                                                                                                                                                                                   me, “and I’m really proud of the album, especially songs like
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday Night and Handle It. I worked really hard towards
                                                                                                                                                                                                   getting the sound I wanted. My favourite song on the record is
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Foreign, because I feel like I’m really expressing myself there in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   a cheeky way – that songs an anthem for women to be able to
                                                                                                                                                                                                   feel confident. Through that song, I’m saying, I’m from a differ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ent culture, I’m from a different race, but this is who I am, I’m a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   strong woman and I’m able to stand up for myself.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ND ALSO: As you might well recall from her Austral-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ian Idol audition tape, Jessica Mauboy is originally
                                                                                                                                                                                                            from the Northern Territory; since relocating to Syd-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ney, though, she has found a second home in the city.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “I had been back and forth from Sydney from a pretty young
                                                                                                                                                                                                   age,” Jess says. “I remember coming here for country music tal-
                                                AND SWEET DEC
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ent quests when I was 14. That’s where my music really started,

                                    DISCO HONEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                   then I did the Idol thing, and the Young Divas, and then started
                FEATURING PLA
                                                                                                                                                                                                   doing what I am now. I’ve been around for quite a while trying
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to make it, but I’m living in Sydney now and I love the vibe. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                   think my whole life, the vibe of it is just on the go, where I’m
                                                                                                                                                                                                   living is always on the go.”
                             WWW.SHORTSTACK                                                                                                                                                        JESSIcA MAuBoY’s GEt EM GIRLS is out now on
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sony Music. She also performs at Hamish & Andy’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                   thank You tour, taking place at the Botanic Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                   on wednesday Dec 1.

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NOTKINGS frontman NICK VORRATH wishes the
title of his Great Escape album was more prophetic, as he gets
trapped talking to SIMON TOPPER.                                                                                                           NICK VORRATH, VOCALS
                                                                                CRAIG SHANAHAN, DRUMS                                      THE SERIOUS ONE (“I’M                 JARRAD BROwN, BASS
                                                                                    HE HAS A BEARd                                        NOT AS MUCH FUN AS THE               THE FUNNY ONE (“HE HAS                                 CRAIG SHANAHAN, DRUMS
                                                                                 (“OTHERwISE I COULd                                          REST OF THEM”)                   SOME BANTER ON STAGE”)                                   THE ONE THE LAdIES
                                                                                CALL HIM THE OLd ONE”)                                                                                                                                    LOvE (“I GUESS”)

        arp bah bah bah / Barp ba-da ba ba bah / Diddle-iddle-               damage to your disc. The first thing you notice            Kings have made. I don’t normally like to listen to             not just mellow all the time. But we did want to be
        id... Oh hello! Sorry, I didn’t hear you come in. I was just         when you put the replacement CD (thanks to the             others, but in this case we’ll the man have his say.            more of a solid entity so people would know what
        singing the theme to the 1963 classic war movie The                  Custom Kings publicist – Ed) in the appropriate            He’s the singer in the group, after all.                        to expect when they saw us live.”
Great Escape. Actually that could have been the Hogan’s Heroes               appliance is that it’s not an updated theme to The              “With the age we live in with MP3s and iPods,                  Let’s summarise what we’ve learnt here: (1)
theme. Nonetheless, the point is this: The Great Escape theme is             Great Escape at all. Remind me to change that              I don’t listen to a lot of records all the way through          Custom Kings’ Great Escape is a shimmery summer
older than your grandma, and this is a pop magazine. Anything                introduction to this story later if I get time. Instead    now, so I like it when a band does something different          album; (2) When the band plays it live, it sounds
older than a month and a bit mentioned in here is ridonculous.               what your ears tell you is that these boys channel         from song to song on a record. But in a funny way, this         just as good, and they’re more confident with their
It’s time for a new Great Escape song.                                       all sorts of pop, from classic ‘60s Beach Boys ar-         is maybe the least varied record we’ve ever done.”              shows than ever before; (3) I didn’t have time to
     That’s where Custom Kings come in. Custom Kings is the                  rangements, to bubblegum ‘70s The Sweet stylings,               The singer is the most important member of a               revise the introduction, but neither Steve McQueen
name of a band from Melbourne. They are four men. They have                  to ‘90s leanings towards fuzzy Britpop. Everything         group, so I’ll let him go on. “I guess after playing the        nor Donald Pleasance appear on this record.
four beards between them. They make funny, sunny, sweet-as-                  but the ‘80s, really, and thank goodness that for          last record a lot, it became obvious that some of
honey pop music with guitars that sometimes sounds grittier                  once, a band has realised there are other decades          just didn’t translate to the stage. We recorded it all          cuStoM KINGS play Bon Amici,
than you expect, like Hanging Ten in a giant food processor.                 to mine for influence.                                     at home so we had to rewrite the songs to play live.            toowoomba on thursday Nov 25, and the old
And the reason that they come in at this point is … they have a                   Yet despite bouncing around between decades           This time we had a proper studio so it was more of              Museum concert Hall, Bowen Hills on Friday
new album called Great Escape.                                               of reference like a freeballing jogger’s scrotum, if       a band record, rather than cutting and pasting it               Nov 26, with support from LEENA. GREAt
     The first thing you notice when you put the record on is that           you talk to Nick Vorrath, he’ll try to convince you        together. So it is a more cohesive record. There is             EScAPE is out now through Liberation Music.
it’s a CD, and that the turntable is doing irreversible, screechy            that this album is the LEAST diverse album Custom          still soft and loud, it’s not just crazy all the time, and

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                                                                                                                                RELEASE ME TOUR 2011

Heart Of The Nightlife, the debut album from Los Angeles
duo KISSES, is a breezy, blissful delight of an electro pop
record, out just in time for summer. JESSE KIVEL and
ZINZI EDUMNDSON, the boyfriend and girlfriend who
comprise Kisses, tell ALASDAIR DUNCAN the three
things everyone needs to know about the band.

        When listening to Kisses’ debut, The Heart Of The
        Nightlife, it doesn’t hurt to close your eyes and imag-
        ine yourself frolicking by a hotel pool in an imaginary
island paradise.
“People have said that our record is the kind of thing that could
be played in a hotel lounge, and they say it like it’s a bad thing,”
Jesse Kivel says, explaining the early response to Kisses’ debut,
“but I think they’re missing the point. I had a bunch of odd jobs
for a while, and one of them was writing copy for a travel web-
site about exotic places and hotels, but I wasn’t going to those
places, I was just doing some arbitrary research on the internet
and making the rest up. I got to create stories about how awe-
some these hotels were without ever having been there, and I
think a lot of the Kisses record is based around a similar fantasy.”

        Though Kisses hail from Los Angeles, their gorgeous,
        dreamy electro pop has a distinctly Scandinavian
        vibe; not surprisingly, Erlend Øye counts among their
biggest influences.
“I listened to Kings Of Convenience a bit,” Jesse tells me, “but
when Zinzi and I first started dating, she played me the Erlend
Øye solo record. That reminds me a lot of when we first started
dating, and that record, as well as his other projects like Whitest
Boy Alive, were very influential on us. Because of the way my
voice sounds, I always get compared with Jens Lekman, and
while I like that, I always identify a lot more with Erlend Øye. I
met him once – he was walking around before a Whitest Boy
Alive show in Tijuana, and when I walked up and told him I was
a fan, he invited me and my friends backstage to hang out.
Some artists can put a distance between you and them, but                                            “With powder-soft voice, jangly guitars, hand claps, and arched eyebrows, these
Erlend Øye was really nice and accommodating to us.”
                                                                                                          four SoCal gals add a welcome dash of grit to girl-group pop” – MARIE CLAIRE
        Kisses crafted their debut with little more than a Korg
        Triton synth and a Roland 505, but when they go on
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        the road, they always bring a full live show with them.

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“When our first single came out, we had no real plans for a live

set, we just thought it would be fun to mess around,” Jesse

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tells me. “Then I went and DJ’d some parties with a bunch of
chillwave bands who just sat there with their laptops, and it was
so engaging, I just thought, what’s the point? Coming back to
Erlend Øye again, he does a really great job of translating his
Whitest Boy Alive stuff to the live setting, and we thought, we’d
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playing with a drum machine and a million backing tracks.”
“We make the effort when we play live because we really don’t
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want to be lazy,” Zinzi adds. “Plus,” she says with a laugh, “the
Triton’s huge and ugly and gigantic and there’s no way we could
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METRONOMY                                                                                                                        ARCHITECTS                                                                                       IF YOU'RE SHOwING SYMPTOMS OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SPARKLE CROTCH, SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
ON TOUR                                                                                                                          ON TOUR

“I ASPIRE TO BE                                                              “... they had
                                                                             that Sex On Fire
IN A POP BAND”                                                               song, and

                                                                             everything                                                                                                                ARCHITECTS vocalist SAM CARTER
JOE MOUNT, frontman of eccentric English electro outfit METRONOMY, talks
                                                                             after that has just                                                                                                       discusses the latest on his band with SCOTTY
ALASDAIR DUNCAN through the band’s awkward perception of their place in the
                                                                             been awful,                                                                                                               PEREZ-HILTON – and it’s wild!
                                                                             sub-U2 stuff.”

pop landscape, and gives his frank opinion of Kings Of Leon’s recent output.                                                          finally catch Sam Carter in his hotel room when                when I used to smoke weed – and it was pretty much

           etronomy make tightly-wound, catchy and           ment behind for a proper mixing desk and things like                     Architects are on tour – they just don’t stop!                 about me going, ‘What the fuck is going on? Some-
           insanely danceable synth-based songs about        that!” he tells me.                                                      We kick off by talking about the band’s Twitter                one’s following me,’ like just being super-paranoid.”
           going out, picking up and striking out; they          The biggest difference between this album and                  updates – drummer Dan Searle posted one about the                         Sam says those days are over though. “Two years
go down a treat with festival crowds, and their songs        what’s come before, Mount says, is that there is no                interviews they had today, because it seems they have                ago I was obsessed with it, you know? Did it every day
sound just as at home on Kitsuné Maison compilations         programming or digital trickery – all the songs are                a lot of them to get through!                                        – just like, in love with smoking weed and would just do
as they do on Nova. For all of this, though, frontman        played, from start to finish, by musicians. “We’ve gone                 “It’s pretty heavy, I’m not gonna lie! But it’s all good,”      it every single day. Then I had a realisation that it was
Joe Mount does not feel like he is in a pop group.           into classic album territory – I’ve always loved the               Sam laughs. “It’s a really cool way to keep in touch with            absolutely pointless and was doing nothing for me, so I
    “In England, what constitutes pop in the eyes of         sound of Steely Dan records, so I’ve been thinking re-             people who are fans of the band and kind of give them                stopped smoking it. I think drugs are just pointless and
people is whatever gets played on Radio 1,” he tells me.     ally hard about how to make it that kind of album.”                an insight on what’s happening all the time, keep them               stupid, such a waste of your time and money and you’re
“We don’t get played on that, so here, the opinion of us         The title of the new record is a cheeky reference to           up to date with what we’re doing and make them feel                  just destroying your body in a very weird way.”
would be that we’re a bit of an ‘interesting, edgy’ band.    the part of the UK where Mount spent his formative                 like they know what’s going on, you know?”                                So what’s coming up next for Architects? Well,
I aspire to be in a pop band, but in saying that I don’t     years. “I don’t know if you know about the English                      Architects are absolutely kicking it in the metal-              they’re playing Australia in a couple of weeks; their
mean I want us to change what we do or compromise            Riviera,” he says, “but it’s a small bay in the south-west         core scene, combining edgy music with even edgier                    new album is finished, and ready for release in Janu-
on how we make our music – I hope that people in Eng-        of Devon. To people who are unfamiliar with the area,              lyrics to encompass listeners in one gigantic sound.                 ary. “Pretty much I have no idea why it’s not out now
land will come to see what we do as making pop music.”       it might sound like Miami or something, but believe                Sam’s lyrics often deal with personal relationships, but             and it’s our stupid label’s fault,” Sam says. “Unfortu-
    Large-scale popularity can lead to a drop in stand-      me, it’s not – it’s actually just a sleepy country town.”          sometimes, he takes things a step further. Their latest              nately, we have to wait until January. I’d like to say ‘it’s
ards, though, and Mount is aware of this. “Bands who             The difference between the fantasy and the real-               album, Hollow Crown, has Left With A Last Minute,                    fine,’ but it’s not – I want it out right now!”
have some level of success often manage to fuck it           ity of the English Rivera is partly what inspired the              a song about feeling like you’re chased by a stalker.
up in some way,” he says. “For example, Kings Of Leon.       record. “It’s about imagining the part of the world                “Left With A Last Minute is like feeling like you’re being           ARcHItEctS play with Rollo tomassi,
When I heard their first album, they were young and          where I grew up as if it was a sophisticated, affluent             watched, and feeling like there’s someone following                  comeback Kid and this Is Hell at the Hi-Fi on
writing about their experiences in a really open way         area,” Mount tells me. “This album’s not about going               you,” he says. “It was written about me being stoned –               Friday Dec 3.
and I absolutely loved it. Then suddenly they had that       back to my roots so much as exploring the idea of an
Sex On Fire song, and everything after that has just         imaginary place that exists in my head.”                                             POP           What’s your phone ringtone?                        “Absolutely nothing – I’m wearing my pyjamas!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Who do you want to get it on with?
been awful, sub-U2 stuff.”                                                                                                                          5           “Silver Wings by Thrice.”
                                                                                                                                                                When was the last time you spewed?                 “Cheryl Cole or Katy Perry. And if Megan Fox
    At present, Mount is hard at work on the third Met-      MEtRoNoMY play woodland (coniston                                                  wITH           “The last time I threw up was when we played       wants to hang out, she can too.”
ronomy album – it’s the first time he’s made a record
in the studio, and it’s inspired, he tells me, by his love
                                                             Lane, Fortitude Valley) on Saturday Nov
                                                             27, supported by the Belligerents. tickets                              SAM                        in London – I was so nervous before we went on
                                                                                                                                                                I threw up. Then after the show I got so drunk I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   What’s the scariest thing that’s happened
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to you?
of slick, glamorous ‘70s albums like Fleetwood Mac’s
Rumours. “I’ve left the bedroom recording environ-
                                                             available through See
                                                    for more.                                  CARTER                        threw up as well … so I threw up twice!”
                                                                                                                                                                What’s in your pockets?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Umm ... I thought I saw a ghost when I was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   younger. I guess that’s pretty scary!”

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 Welsh soul-pop singer-songwriter DUFFY is back with the follow-up to her
 award-winning debut Rockferry. SASHA PERERA gets the lowdown on her
 brand-new, disco-tinged full-length, Endlessly.

          think without struggle there’s no progress.                / famed producer], an engineer that we trusted, and The          to manager Jeanette Lee from the well-respected              figureheads for me, but it would be too idyllic for me to
          Without experimenting, there’s no develop-                 Roots – it was a very small family once again. I’m not the       indie-alternative Rough Trade management team. Lee           assume that I could always have those people around,
          ment, so I couldn’t rest on my laurels. I had              sort of person who sends demos to their mum asking if            was a former member of Public Image Limited (PiL)            or that I could drag them along on my journey.
 to push myself. I wanted to make people dance – I                   she likes it. I don’t really search for approval with others,”   and currently co-owns the cutting-edge, underground                “I suppose this one thing you have to put down to
 wanted to make them move emotionally and physi-                     she says with her typical straightforwardness.                   UK-based Rough Trade record label and management,            experience in life. I would love to have my childhood
 cally. I wanted to be greedy; I wanted to experiment                    Duffy’s success ensured that she could’ve worked             who look after the likes of Jarvis Cocker and Pulp. Lee      best friend still four minutes down the road from me,
 with what it would be like to dance through the hard                with just about anyone she wanted to on this new al-             discovered Duffy and took her under her wing, spend-         I would love to be 12 years old and walking across the
 times, as well as cry through them.”                                bum, so it’s surprising and intriguing she found a close         ing four years working with her on her music and             beach of North Wales fantasizing about who I would
     Changing tack, despite her winning moody formula                primary collaborator in 66-year old Albert Hammond               image before the pop explosion that followed. Duffy          become, but it’s just not reality. I realize that I thought
 – formed in part with Bernard Butler (Suede) – Duffy                Snr (father of The Stroke’s Albert Hammond Jnr, and a            adored Lee. When I first met up with Duffy before the        I had companions, but then you really have to travel
 has opted to rev up the energy and reference some                   prolific songwriter in the ‘70s and ‘80s, having worked          release of Rockferry in 2008 she talked excitedly about      this road alone.”
 ‘70s disco/soul sounds as she moves forward with her                with the likes of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash). Whilst           Lee’s influence on her own style of fashion and music;             These days Duffy is managed internationally by
 sophomore album Endlessly. Songs like the first single              the result may not be as raw as her previous work, it is         Lee was an influential motherly-figure for a young           Angela Becker (Madonna’s ex-manager, and now also
 Well, Well, Well and Keeping My Baby (complete with                 not necessarily any less emotive.                                Welsh girl finding her way in the music industry, and        wife of super-producer Stuart Price). In a way it says a
 swirling strings and chimes) noticeably travel new                                                                                                                                                lot about how much has changed for Duffy in the last
 territory, whilst fans will be pleased to hear that echoes                                                                                                                                        couple of years. No longer an indie-related artist, Duffy
 of her melancholy debut are still at the forefront on
 the new album, with songs like Too Hurt To Dance and                     “I’m not the sort of person who sends demos to
                                                                          their mum asking if she likes it. I don’t really
                                                                                                                                                                                                   is a certified global star, and as a result a big-name inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   national manager is on board to take her career to even

                                                                                 search for approval with others”
 Don’t Forsake Me continuing to deliver the downheart-                                                                                                                                             greater heights.
 ed style that Duffy’s voice is most suited to.                                                                                                                                                          “I think Angela is a wonderful person. I admire her
     Duffy’s debut album Rockferry was a gin-soaked,                                                         DUFFY                                                                                 experiences and I think she has a lot to offer for my
 Dusty-styled soul/pop affair of misty-eyed love-lost,                                                                                                                                             journey and my career, but most importantly I really
 that referenced a ‘60s Motown-shimmer and a Bach-                       “It was a strange collaboration from the outset I            living away from home.                                       like her. Good management is what I have to have,
 arach style of musical drama. The resulting stats for               guess, but nobody really said anything about it at the                 However, all that has changed now. Despite             otherwise what is it – just me and Albert sitting in a
 the album were impressive; the album sold 6.5 million               time,” Duffy says of the unusual cross-generational              their close relationship, in the wake of the success of      room, drinking tea and writing songs. You need peo-
 copies, became the biggest selling UK album of 2008,                partnership. “I think he was just charmed by my                  Rockferry, artist and manager split. From the outside        ple like Angela to help make you three-dimensional.
 and Duffy picked up three Brit Awards and a Grammy                  presence and my voice. He worked with Tina Turner                it seems like success unfortunately spoiled this once-       If it were me I’d live in my own head for the rest of my
 Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. As a result one would               and Diana Ross, and he made me feel important, and               close and inspired relationship.                             life, and happily there I’d stay. You have to get others
 assume that everyone must have had an opinion on                    made me feel that maybe I too, one day, could be a                     “Rough Trade were completely kind to me and            to bring you out of yourself and push you forward.”
 how album number two should take shape.                             star, like the real stars. I think he sees my star quality.”     I’ll always stand by that,” Duffy says, slightly shielding         And you might just get a Stuart Price dancefloor-
     “Interestingly not,” the doe-eyed Duffy shrugs. “I                  Doesn’t everyone see her star quality I ask? “Maybe          the intricacies of what actually happened. “They were        remix thrown into the equation too?
 alienated everyone – I made sure that nobody got too                I can’t, and so maybe that’s the problem,” she responds          fantastic, they supported me and took me under their               “Yes, that too – watch this space!”
 close, like before. It was all very simple before when I            plaintively.                                                     wing, gave me money when I didn’t have money, and
 just worked with a couple of people, and I had the same                 The arrival in 2008 of Duffy on the music scene              allowed me to make the record I wanted to make with          ENDLESSLY is out now through universal.
 theory this time around. I worked with Albert [Hammond              was a brilliantly-crafted debut, thanks in a major way           my first album. They were important role models and          check out for more info.


 Having risen up through the Elefant Traks stable, THE TONGUE takes a
 moment to tell KRISSI wEISS about his musical inspirations and the making
                                                                           “[Mum’s] into
                                                                           the more old
                                                                           school sh*t like
                                                                           KRS-1 and
 of his latest album, Alternative Energy.                                  Geto Boys.”

        ussie hip hop is mainstream these days. You see              Hour Mess Age. Both amazing records.
        people singing along to Hilltop Hoods or Bliss               KW: Are you amazed at the growth of Aussie hip hop
        N Eso when once they would’ve been singing                   into mainstream culture?
 along to Usher or Kelly Clarkson. With Obese and Ele-               TT: Not really, because I saw its potential many years
 phant Tracks controlling most of the scene, it has never            ago. We shouldn’t be surprised at the success of “Aussie
 been a better time to be a young MC or beatmaker, and               hip hop” any more than the success of “Aussie rock”.
 The Tongue is yet another example of that.                          Either the music is enjoyable or it’s not.
                                                                     KW: Were there any interesting stories from the
 KRISSI WEISS: So first up, what’s your real name and                making of your latest release?
 where did your MC name come from?                                   TT: I can’t really remember much of it to be honest
 THE TONGUE: My real name is Chung Li-Fang. I came up                with you, I think something interesting happened, but
 with the name The Tongue quite literally on the spot just           I can’t be sure.
 before an MC battle. They said “What name do you want               KW: Ok then. No more tough music questions …
 to be listed under?” I said, “The Tongue”. The name came            What have you got planned for the summer?
 to mind so quickly and naturally that I just thought, “let’s        TT: Swimming. Chasing girls. Paying off my credit card.
 run with that”. Girls tend to think it has sexual connotations      A little recording.
 and I have no intention of convincing them otherwise.               KW: What’s your ringtone?
 KW: What motivates your lyrics?                                     TT: Gettin Up by Q-Tip
 TT: Love. Anger. Injustice. Ignorance. Happiness.                   KW: Does your mum like hip hop?
 Women. Drugs. Philosophy. Loss. Triumph.                            TT: Yeah, she’s into the more old school shit like KRS-1
 KW: Have you always been into hip hop? If so, when                  and Geto Boys.
 did it start and who were you mainly into?                          KW: Have you ever been arrested?
 TT: I’ve always loved music. I listen to everything under           TT: Yes. But never convicted.
 the sun. James Brown once said “there are only two types
 of music – good music and bad music”. And I agree,                  tHE toNGuE will be at the Step Inn on Friday
 genre shouldn’t matter, either its enjoyable or it’s not. As        Nov 26 with Spit Syndicate. ALtERNAtIVE
 far as hip hop goes, the first two albums I bought were             ENERGY is out now through Elefant traks.
 Coolio’s It Takes A Thief and Public Enemy’s Muse Sick-n-           check out

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                                                                                                   DEAD LETTER CHORUS
                                                                                                   NEVER! MINI-FESTIVAL                                                      GETTING TO KNOw YOUR
                                                                                                                                                                             INDIE HEARTHROB
                                                                                                                                                                             CAM is a true romantic, and he has the
                                                                                                                                                                             scar to prove it!
                                                                                                                                                                             Can you make an omelette?
                                                                                                                                                                             “…no, I’m hopeless. If I could,
                                                                                                                                                                             I think there’d have to be
                                                                                                                                                                             mushrooms, capsicum, probably
                                                                                                                                                                             ham? But no tomatoes, I hate
                                                                                                                                                                             Ever peed in a bus shelter?
                                                                                                                                                                             “Not a bus shelter, more just on
                                                                                                                                                                             tour on the side of the road.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Does your mum like rap music?
                                                                                                                                                                             “I don’t think she knows rap music at all. She
                                                                                                                                                                             likes violent music sometimes.”
                                                                                                                                                                             What would you be reincarnated as?
                                                                                                                                                                             “Maybe a bird, some sort of falcon. Yeah, some-
                                                                                                                                                                             thing with talons.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Which pop star would you most like to spank?
                                                                                                                                                                             “Does Megan Washington count now? Other-
                                                                                                                                                                             wise, Kylie Minogue, she’s pretty classic.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Any interesting scars?
                                                                                                                                                                             “I have a scar on my left forearm from when I
                                                                                                                                                                             tried to kiss a girl in year 6. She scratched my
                                                                                                                                                                             arm and I had to go to the hospital. And I didn’t
                                                                                                                                                                             even get anywhere!”

                                                                                                  ONE MAN wOLF PACK
                                                                                                  CAM POTTS is very purposefully rifling through a Sydney op shop as he explains the origins of Run, Wild –
                                                                                                  the new single from DEAD LETTER CHORUS – to MITCH ALEXANDER.

                                                                                                             hen you’ve got next season’s hottest find,               “The actual songwriting took place in Toronto –
                                                                                                             you don’t care about tiny things like suit-          both T-Bone, our bassist, and I had been doing what I’m
                                                                                                             ability, repeated usability, durability, the         doing right now, cruising op shops and buying shirts,”
                                                                                                  Australian temperature and all that, right? Like, when          he says. “Then on the walk home, all of a sudden, we
                                                                                                  Rufus found out the big secret that Dan wasn’t Milo’s           got really, really deep in a pretty heavy conversation.
                                                                                                  father, he didn’t let the repercussions such explosive              “It was one of those conversations where, after 10
                                                                                                  information would have on the Upper East Side get in            minutes, you go ‘how did we get here?’ After that we
                                                                                                  the way, did he? So when Cam Potts, hirsute principal           thought, y’know, shit’s heavy, and there’s only so much
                                                                                                  songwriter for indie folk troupe Dead Letter Chorus,            you can do about that so we turned it into a song. It’s
                                                                                                  is on a fashion hunt – you just know that he’ll capture         the first song that we’ve written together, and I think
                                                                                                  something divine, regardless of its appropriateness!            you can see the different writing styles and subject mat-
                                                                                                       “I’m at a St Vinnies in Paddington, Sydney at the          ters throughout.”
                                                                                                  moment, it’s one of those ones in a kind of affluent area,          After another successful hunt, Cam prepares his
                                                                                                  so there’s some good throwouts” Cam explains as he              findings at the counter and we say our goodbyes. I
                                                                                                  fingers through the recycled merchandise. “I’m on the           wonder what intense musings he’ll have on the way
                                                                                                  hunt for a new jacket, specifically one with a picture of       home today? Sometimes, it only needs to be as in-
                                                                                                  a wolf on it.”                                                  tensely meaningful as ‘holy crap, this jacket with a wolf
                                                                                                       Jackets. Coming up to Summer. With some sort of an-        on it is freaking rad’.
                                                                                                  imal emblazoned on it. Brilliant, how does he do it?! But
                                                                                                  for Cam and his quintet of Sydney-based tastemakers,            DEAD LEttER cHoRuS play the Spotted
                                                                                                  the local op shop isn’t just a location to assert their fash-   cow in toowoomba on Friday Nov 26 and
                                                                                                  ion dominance; they can also be the catalyst for some           the Never! Mini-Festival the old Museum on
                                                                                                  profoundly out there philosophising. This was the case          Saturday Nov 27 (alongside the Boat People,
                                                                                                  for newest single Run, Wild, an exploratory songwriting         the Jewel & the Falcon, Seagull, Blame Ringo
                                                                                                  process that hints at some glorious directional changes         and more. RuN, wILD is out now through ABc/
                                                                                                  for the band’s upcoming sophomore album release.                universal.

                                                                                                    THAT 1 GUY                                                                                                      THE PIPE
                                                                                                    ON TOUR                                                                                                         DREAMER

                                                                                                  1 IN A MILLION
                                                                                                  MIKE SILVERMAN, aka THAT 1 GUY, is not only a DIY enthusiast, but also somewhat of an enigma when
                                                                                                  it comes to his live shows. LEE HUTCHISON finds out how his new record attempts to bottle that live energy.

             NEXT WEEK                                                                            M
                                                                                                            ike Silverman is one of a kind. His stage shows       lot of improvising … it was really fun, much more of
                                                                                                            are legendary for two reasons. Number one             a spontaneous, creative output … it opened me up
                                                                                                            is the energy that whips audiences into a             a lot, showed me a new process to making records,

                                                                                                  loved-up, happy, positive mass, leaving them high for           which I think I’m going to stick with. It felt more about
                                                                                                  days. The second is the sight of a man playing the most         the moment rather than slaving over an idea.”
                                                                                                  convoluted instrument most of us have ever seen, while               Such a comment is not surprising coming from
                                                                                                  also making sounds that you can’t help but boogie to.           a man whose live shows hold such a fond place in

                                                                                                  Better known as the Magic Pipe, his instrument was the          people’s hearts. I ask Mike what it is about his shows
                                                                                                  result of frustration felt by Silverman (a former jazz bass-    that make them so memorable.
                                                                                                  ist) at the limitations of traditional bass instruments.             “I really love playing live and I think that’s what
                                                                                                  After spending three years designing his new beast and          music’s supposed to be,” he responds. “It’s supposed
                                                                                                  an additional year building it from stainless steel tubes,      to be an experience for everybody – for the performer,
                                                                                                  the result resembles a harp with a single bass string           for the audience – and ultimately a record should

                                                                                                  running down the front section and a tenor string at the        just be a recorded example of what happens at a live
                                                                                                  back. Now it’s third incarnation, the pipe that features        show. But record making has become so advanced
                                                                                                  on That 1 Guy’s latest album, will also be travelling with      and high tech that records sound so good that they’ve
                                                                                                  him to Australia for his upcoming tour.                         eclipsed a lot of what artists can be capable of live.

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                                                                                                       “This is version 3.0,” laughs Silverman. “It’s the         That’s not a bad thing; it’s just the way technology
                                                                                                  same design, but more refined. Originally it was made           has taken us. But for me it’s always been a live show
                                                                                                  from plumbing pipes and now it’s all pieces and                 first and it’s always been a struggle for me to try and
                                                                                                  components that I’ve had machined. And actually the             capture that energy onto a record … But with this new
                         132 849 or                                               machinist worked on the Phoenix Mars Lander.” Packs
                                                                                                  A Wallop! is Silverman’s third album and, other than
                                                                                                                                                                  album it was much more about the process and less
                                                                                                                                                                  about archiving an idea.”
                                                                                                  having an aerospace machinist making improvements
                                                                                                  to his instrument of choice, I’m curious as to how this         catch tHAt 1 GuY supported by Mr Percival
    Presented by Michael Coppel               The New Album                                       album differs from his first two offerings.                     at Villa Noosa on wednesday Dec 1, the Miami
                                                                                                       “Every album I’d made so far has been songs that           Shark Bar on thursday Dec 2 and the Globe I        "A Thousand Suns"                                       I’d played in shows and was very much used to play-             theatre on Saturday Dec 4. His new album                          In Stores Now                                     ing. This album I made from scratch. I went in with             PAcKS A wALLoP! is out now via Pop ten/
                                                                                                  not much of anything written or finished and did a              MGM.

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  ALBUM RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TwO MORE BEERS AND IT'S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE

                               Theatrical punks MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE are back
                               with their most deliriously glam-pop effort to date, Danger
                               Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys. MARC RILEY
                               catches up with the quartet on the eve of the album’s release.

        t’s late September and My Chemical Romance’s          song is so much of the new, that that’s why it had to              the people that don’t. But yeah, self-empowerment is              top of a heavy schedule for the album before that,
        triumphant return to the airwaves is just about       be first. Any other song on the record is great, but               a big theme of the record.”                                       Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, had left the band
        to be unleashed. But it would appear that not         that song really embodies the newness.”                                After initially tripping themselves up by making              exhausted and unhappy.
        everyone is loving Na Na Na.                               Some may be surprised to hear words like “party”              too many rules about there being no rules, the                         No doubt such tensions contributed to the de-
     “We’ve gotten requests all day for censoring             and “dance floor” coming out of Way’s mouth on                     band threw away version one of the album (as well                 parture of drummer Bob Bryar in March of this year,
different parts of the song,” says singer Gerard Way          Danger Days, but he’s always had a sassy sense of                  as its producer, Brendan O’Brien – who is not to be               while the band were still recording Danger Days. The
as he takes a seat in an LA hotel room, his once jet-         humour – something his bandmates have always                       spoken of, it would seem) and started again with                  remaining four members – the band is completed by
black, then-bleach-blond, then jet-black-again hair           appreciated.                                                       producer Rob Cavallo. The second time around,                     bassist Mikey Way and guitarist Frank Iero – say this it
now a bright red (with stylishly messy roots).                     “Oh we love it,” says Toro. “That’s where rock &              writing and recording Danger Days was “a total free               for My Chemical Romance for the foreseeable future.
     “If it’s not the back end of the song it’s the top       roll started is on the dance floor. Music is supposed              for all,” says Way.                                                    “We’ll see if any decision gets made down the
of the song. It’s great in that way, it’s making people       to make you move, and I feel like this record is really                Toro continues, explaining My Chemical Romance                line, but it’s kinda nice that we have just the four of
nervous so that’s good.”                                      our first record that has like a groove and a pocket.              are a better band for letting go of the first draft of            us, the four guys that started the band,” says Toro.
     Is it Na Na Na’s outrageous mention of “jazz             We got caught up previously in our music, it was just              the album and trying something different.                              For Way it was about finding musical focus, and
hands” that’s setting everyone on edge?                                                                                                                                                            four guys agreeing on where they’re headed – “We
     “Yeah, the jazz hands is the worst one,” grins Way.
     “Yeah, that’s the top offender,” agrees guitarist            “... we really tore down the walls about what we
                                                                 could do as a band ... whatever it took to make the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   needed to do that, it was important,” he says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        This time, when it comes to touring Danger Days,
Ray Toro (hair still a curly mop).                                                                                                                                                                 they’re not prepared to push themselves to the
     The censors-that-be better get used to it. This is          song special is what we did. That definitely wasn’t                                                                               limits of physical and mental health – especially now
the new My Chemical Romance. Rather than writing
maudlin songs called Cancer, the new My Chemical
                                                                       the case with the previous recordings.”                                                                                     that there are wives and children involved in the My
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chem family.
                                                                                                                                                   RAY TORO
Romance write songs about hitting the dance floor –                                                                                                                                                     “We’re gonna do it a lot smarter this time,” says
this time, Way sings, it’s all the good times that’ll give    so straight ahead and there was nothing you could                      “Better because we really tore down the walls                 Toro. “I think we did what we had to do back then,
you cancer.                                                   do but headbang, almost. Now I feel the music is so                about what we could do as a band. There was no                    we hit the ground running and didn’t stop. But for
     Yup, the New Jersey punks’ new album Danger              much more varied and better for it, I love it. Yeah, get           worry about using whatever we needed to do to                     the sanity of the band, and actually for the benefit
Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys may be a            up and move, dance, it’s so fun.”                                  make a song work, no worrying about what instru-                  of fans, you’re just gonna get us better and 100% full
rock concept album, but this one revels in the ridicu-            But it’s not all frivolity. Second single Sing is a            ments we were using – electronics, drum samples,                  strength and healthy all the time. Last time we were
lous rather than wallowing in the self-involved.              radio-ready hymn to self-empowerment and express-                  keyboards … whatever it took to make the song                     touring so much we got ground down to dust a little
     And Na Na Na was the perfect statement of                ing yourself. It is just one example of the album’s                special is what we did. That definitely wasn’t the case           bit. I can think of some shows that we weren’t 100%
intent.                                                       bold ‘us versus them’ vibe.                                        with the previous recordings.”                                    and in it. This time we’re gonna do it a lot smarter –
     “It’s risky to go with a song that has that kind of          “Yeah, but I don’t even know who the ‘them’ is,”                   The first version of Danger Days had taken almost             still hit everywhere that we wanna hit but just in a
title,” says Way. “Just choosing a song that the title is     Way laughs. “It’s cool because there’s no enemy on                 a year to almost finish (the band were at the final               better way.”
Na Na Na, which essentially doesn’t mean anything             this record. There’s no fictionalised enemy, there’s no            mixing stage when they decided to scrap it). Add
at all, in a song that’s proud to be about nothing            evil army or empire we have to fight, which I’m really             on the second studio go-around and the whole                      DANGER DAYS: tHE tRuE LIVES oF tHE
at all in a good way … I mean, it’s obviously about           excited about. If it’s the ‘us versus them’, maybe the dif-        process took almost two years. That did at least make             FABuLouS KILLJoYS is out now on warner.
things but there’s no chorus hook that says, ‘Oh this         ference is you have people that realise who and what               for a break from the road. Two and a half years of                check out for
is what the song’s about’. It’s really awesome. That          they are and want to become something special, and                 touring their previous album, The Black Parade, on                more information.

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THE WOOHOO REVUE                                                                  DOS HELL                                                                                      STICK TO YOUR GUNS
ON TOUR                                                                           EP LAUNCH                                                                                     ON TOUR + ALBUM RELEASE

BLUR NOT                                                                         DOS PROMPT GUNS ABLAZING
                                                                                                                                                                               HERE THEY COME,
Recently announced for Woodford Folk Festival and the 2011
WOMADelaide, DANNIE MCKENZIE, guitarist for Melbourne six-
                                                                                 Due to a time loop JODY MACGREGOR has somehow accidentally
                                                                                 asked JEREMY RUCKELS, guitarist/songwriter of DOS HELL, a
                                                                                 bunch of questions from a 1969 Rolling Stone interview with Ray Davies.

                                                                                 JODY MACGREGOR: Are you worried about sentimentality in your songs?
                                                                                                                                                                               Seth. Summer. STICK TO YOUR GUNS. If they’re from The O.C.,
                                                                                                                                                                               they’re on the cutting edge of fashion. STYG drummer GEORGE
                                                                                                                                                                               SCHMITZ gives TOM HERSEY some tips on how to spruce up
                                                                                                                                                                               your summer hardcore wardrobe.
piece gypsy dance band THE wOOHOO REVUE, gets grilled by an                      JEREMY RUCKELS: Not really, rock & roll nowadays is pretty sentimental                             Cut-off jeans. Vans Eras and New Eras. If you’ve been out to a hardcore
on-point TALIA SHIPMANN…                                                         anyway and if I sat there whilst writing a song and worried about my influ-                   show lately, you’ll know how stale the fashion on the scene is becoming.
                                                                                 ences and whether or not this sounds too much like something else, I’d                        Total snoozeville, amiright?
TALIA SHIPMANN: Have you ever been to a séance?                                  never get anything down. If what we’re mashing out reminds someone of                              When Rave checked in with Orange Country melodic hardcore outfit,
DANNIE MCKENZIE: I’m doing one now, trying to summon some decent                 something else they like or hate, right on!                                                   Stick To Your Guns, we wanted to know how the kids could spruce up their
answers, but I keep getting Elvis.                                               JM: Have you been influenced by any poetry?                                                   hardcore wardrobes with some of the super-cool Cali-punk-chic style. Drum-
TS: How talented do you think you are?                                           JR: If you read the lyrics you will probably notice we’re not even influenced                 mer, and unofficial band stylist (ok, that last one is made up) George Schmitz
DMK: Not talented enough to answer a question like that.                         by grammar. I don’t read a lot of poetry but books are where it’s at for me,                  is clear about what kids can do to give their hardcore garb a bit more spunk.
TS: What’s the first thing you’d say to Julia Gillard if you met her?            lots of great starting points have come out of that and have also managed                          “One word … Spandex”
DMK: OK Julia, put your hands out in front of you with your palms facing         to ‘borrow’ some one-liners.                                                                       About to tour Australia on the back of their third full-length, The Hope
away from you. Now extend your thumbs. One of your hands should be               JM: How do you feel about the name of your group?                                             Division, Stick To Your Guns are gearing up for a run of shows that will see
making the shape of an ‘L’. Now that’s how you tell the difference between       JR: I think we all like it. It took a little while to stick but it stuck in the end,          the five-piece play headlining shows across the country. Making the most
right and left.                                                                  not sure if anyone else likes it. It’s an old in-joke about a neighbour who                   of their time in our country, in addition to the regular club shows, Stick
TS: Have you ever had your fortune told?                                         was right into his computers in the ’90s and all he talked about was DOS.                     To Your Guns will also play a string of all ages shows. Along with fashion
DMK: Yes, she looked into a crystal ball and said “On the 26th day of            Cool story, hey! Ha!                                                                          advice, Schmitz dispenses wisdom for the kids who might be planning on
November, a Friday, you will perform to dancing masses at The Buddha             JM: How much are you the person you are singing?                                              making a Stick To Your Guns show their first-ever hardcore show.
Bar in Byron Bay and again the following Sunday the 28th at The Joynt in         JR: At the risk of sounding etc! It’s hard not to be. It would sound a little                      Asked what kids can do to have the most fun at a STYG concert,
Brisbane’s West End.”                                                            funny if I was writing lyrics from the point of view of a fern or maybe our                   Schmitz responds, “You’re the one paying to get in, it is your show, make it
TS: Which pop star would you most like to spank?                                 drummer. Lyrics are always interpreted a thousand different ways, which is                    what you want! Do what you feel like doing! Make it your own.”
DMK: Don’t get me started; Nic’s already earned himself a good behaviour         good to hide behind. Every now and again someone says something like                               Doubling up to play underage shows the same days as some of their
bond for his red right hand. Let’s just say you won’t be seeing us at the        “is this about etc?” and it can be pretty embarrassing but it’s bound to hap-                 over-18 shows, the Australian leg of the Stick To Your Guns tour in support
ARIAs any time soon.                                                             pen. That’s what happens when you convey thoughts at 110db.                                   of The Hope Division will see the band play 12 dates in eight days. After
TS: Have you ever been asked to cover Blur’s ‘Song 2’?                           JM: If people are second class, and if, when they start making it, they                       which, they’ll play New Zealand, Japan and America, all before Christmas.
DMK: I’m not allowed to comment on advice from our law department due            become dedicated followers of fashion, what alternative do they                               Faced with such a rigorous tour schedule, Rave asks Schmitz if he and his
to a pending court case. Proceedings cannot commence until somebody              have, given the way things are?                                                               band have formulated a secret antidote to tour burnout?
works out what the fuck Damon Albarn is singing about.                           JR: Watch me get this wrong! I think if you want to go down that road, why                         “Tour burnout is definitely a dreading fear. We just try and remember
TS: Lulo Reinhardt has said ‘I think they eat gypsies for breakfast!’            not, and if that’s not your cup of tea, don’t! If the goal is to write terrific               how awesome these experiences truly are. We always seem to have a full
What do you eat for breakfast?                                                   songs, wear tight jeans and get tattoos, great. There seems to be a lot of                    plate when it comes to touring, but we manage to make it through it.”
DMK: Ironically, the morning after he said that, we ate his breakfast.           emphasis on what people wear and what flavoured milk they drink as op-
                                                                                 posed to how good their music is but…                                                         StIcK to YouR GuNS play X&Y with Against and wish
tHE wooHoo REVuE play Byron’s Buddha Bar on Friday                                                                                                                            For wings on thursday Nov 25 (18+) and the Fort with wish
Nov 26, the Joynt on Sunday Nov 28, and Peats Ridge,                             DoS HELL launch their new EP, IN StEREo, at the Zoo on                                       For wings and First Blood on Friday Nov 26 (AA). tHE HoPE
woodford Folk Festival and woMADelaide in the coming                             thursday Nov 25 with Swaying Buildings and the clues.                                         DIVISIoN is out now through Sumerian Records/Stomp. check
months.                                                                                                       out for more information.

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                                                                                                       the siren confides on the opening Emma             Mauboy’s own voice actually begins, but
                                                                                                       Dean Meets Dr Dream. Sincerely Fearful             her commitment to these songs is clear.
                                                                                                       is an open admission of inner dread set               HHH              ALASDAIR DUNCAN

                                                                                                       to racing music-hall piano, Stuck In The

                                                                                                       Mud transpires to be a widescreen pop
                                                                                                       number and Something They Can Hold
                                                                                                       – led by a delicate “heartbeat” pulse –
                                                                                                       gradually unfolds into a song of pure
                                                                                                       grace and power. If anything, Emma

                                                                                                       Dean’s art offers a much more intriguing

                    POP STAR RAHHH NOT BAD / HH       BAD
                                                                                                       and beguiling proposition than her pre-
                                                                                                       vious employer – the crossover success
                        HURRAH / MIGHT AS WELL NOT EXIST
                            HHHH                                                                       Kate Miller-Heidke.
     HHHHH ACE!!! /       D/
            WORSE THAN BA
                                                                                                           HHHH               DENIS SEMCHENKO
                                                                                                       Pop Music FTw                                                                                      THE AUDREYS – Sometimes
                                                   Fancy Dress Music                                                                                                                                      The Stars
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (ABC Music/Universal)
                                                                                                                                                          TAYLOR SwIFT – Speak Now                        Taasha and Tristan dish up more
                                                                                                                                                          (Universal)                                     filmic folk
                                                                                                                                                          Wholesome and sneakily                               While it’s potentially easy to place
                                                                                                                                                          sophisticated pop, straight outta               The Audreys in the bin marked “Waifs-like
                                                                                                                                                          Nashville                                       folk music for polite people”, the duo of
                                                                                                                                                               Some albums creep up on you slowly,        Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall are
                                                                                                                                                          revealing their charms over many, many          actually a considerably more adventurous
                                                                                                                                                          listens, and perhaps, many years; this          prospect. The evidence is in abundance
                                                                                                                                                          is not the case with Speak Now. Taylor          on new album Sometimes The Stars,
                                                                                                                                                          Swift’s latest puts everything right up         where they manage to sonically recreate
                                                                                                                                                          front, firing off hooky, country-tinged         the old cinema photography and Art
                                                                                                                                                          pop tune after hooky, country-tinged pop        Deco typeface of their album’s artwork.
                                                                                                                                                          tune with brutal efficiency. Take opening       It’s textural, intuitive music with a whiff of
                                                                                                       RIHANNA – Loud                                     track Mine as an example of the album’s         absinthe and old gramophone vinyl. The
                                                   MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE –                               (Def Jam/Universal)                                down-homey values and confessional              bluesy Poorhouse sounds transported
                                                   Danger Days: True Lives Of The                      Rihanna gets a cool new haircut,                   lyrics – about a young couple with bills to     straight from New Orleans, while cello
                                                   Fabulous Killjoys                                   makes basically the same album                     pay who make it through by thinking of          and strings bring occasion to the lovely
                                                   (warner)                                            as ever                                            the good times, because they’re the best        Comfort Me. Even our two stars deviate
                                                   My Chemical Romance have some                            Rihanna’s new album, Loud, is packed          thing that ever happened to each-other.         from their own formula with Taasha
                                                   high-concept fun on fourth album                    with banging club beats and aggressive             The title track takes it a step further,        indulging in “a grab bag of toy-store
                                                        Danger Days is a concept album                 synth hooks, but amidst all of this, the           ramping up the drama as it tells the tale       instruments” alongside her traditional
                                                   about a group of scrappy young outcasts             best track is a low-key one that sneaks            of a girl whose dearly beloved is about         vocals and keys, and Tristan picking up
                                                   fighting against an evil corporation with           in right near the end. Man Down is a               to marry the wrong person. As a lyricist,       “banjo and other stringed things” as well
                                                   a pirate radio station as their only ally; at       lithe dancehall cut that sees the young            Swift is a keen observer of character and       as his usual acoustic and electric guitar.
                                                   least, that’s what the press material tells         singer confess to homicide as the beats            relationships, and whether or not her           Combined with big name collaborators
                                                   me. The album is a bratty blast of highly-          lope along and police sirens wail in the           tales of rejection and empowerment are          including Tim Rogers and Aussie jazz icon
                                                   produced pop-punk, loud enough to                   background; the most satisfying Rihanna            actually authentic, she sells them with         Paul Grabowsky, Sometimes The Stars is
                                                   strip paint from the walls, and when I              tracks are the ones that highlight the             conviction. As a collection of sophisti-        an often-intoxicating journey.
                                                   heard it for the first time, I wasn’t struck        air of cold-blooded menace lurking just            cated, well-structured songs, Speak Now              HHH                     MATT THROWER
                                                   by the concept so much as the huge-                 below the sweetness of her vocals, and             is pretty hard to beat – it has heartbreak
                                                   ness of it all. The album draws on the              this is a perfect example of how that’s            and sass in all the right places, it has that
                                                   gleeful bombast of rock gods present                done. Man Down is a throwback to the               universal mix of hopefulness and vulner-         Token Rock Record
                                                   and past; there’s a dash of Queen in                sub-zero chill of last year’s Rated R, but         ability, and most importantly, it has cho-
                                                   there, some Muse, and even, in its more             the rest of Loud harks further back to             ruses that knock you out. I’m probably
                                                   preening pop moments, a little Duran                the bouncy dance pop and R&B of Good               gonna have to hand in the indie snob
                                                   Duran (if you don’t know who that is,               Girl Gone Bad. S&M and Only Girl In                card after this one, but fuck it, Speak Now
                                                   ask a parent, and if they don’t know, go            The World are trance-y floor fillers with          is really good.
                                                   ahead and smack them in the head). Big              super-sized choruses, What’s My Name                    HHHH                ALASDAIR DUNCAN
                                                   brash rocker Sing and stadium-synth                 pairs ratatat-ing beats with billowy

Album Of                                           epic The Kids From Yesterday are the
                                                   highlights, but the album has a lot more
                                                                                                       clouds of synth and a guest verse from
                                                                                                       Drake, and California King Bed is the req-
                                                                                                                                                          Latte-Sippers’ Listening Post

The week
                                                   to recommend it; Planetary (GO!) slath-             uisite crackly, acoustic ballad. The only
                                                   ers the band in vocoders, Party Poison              real downers are Cheers (Drink To That),
                                                   tumbles along in bracing double-time                an anthem for Friday nights that forgets
                                                   and S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W is an anthemic,               the fun, and Love The Way You Lie Part
                                                   lighters-in-the-air moment, but the one             II, but only because the guest verse
                                                   thing all these songs have in common                from Eminem proves he’s at his most
                                                   is My Chemical Romance’s undeniable                 vital these days when rapping boredly                                                               ALTER BRIDGE – ABIII
                                                   knack for pulling you along towards a               around other people’s choruses.                                                                     (Roadrunner Records)
                                                   big chorus. Danger Days is cheesy and                    HHH                ALASDAIR DUNCAN                                                             Still the lesser of two evils
                                                   overblown as hell, but it’s so much fun                                                                                                                      Three quarters of Floridian radio
                                                   that it’s easiest just to go with it.                                                                                                                   rock outfit Alter Bridge originally
                                                       HHHH                   ALASDAIR DUNCAN                                                                                                              played in douche-rock champions
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Creed. That’s right, Creed, that band
                                                                                                                                                                                                           with that singer who always wore the
                                                                                                                                                          NORAH JONES – … Featuring                        choker necklaces and wife beaters
                                                                                                                                                          (Blue Note/EMI)                                  with those godawful PVC pants;
                                                                                                                                                          Norah Jones collects a prodigious                who used to interrupt Saturday
                                                                                                                                                          number of collaborative tracks                   morning Rage with those terrible,
ROBYN – Body Talk                                                                                                                                              Norah Jones has established herself         pseudo-religious, quasi-inspirational
(Modular/Universal)                                                                                                                                       pretty firmly in a niche we might call           rock ballads that, at the time, were
Robyn follows up two EPs with a                                                                                                                           “closing-time jazz,” so much so that most        crawling all over the ARIA charts like
banging full-length album                                                                                                                                 of the collaborators on her new collec-          a bad case of pubic lice. But then,
      The culmination of Robyn’s Body Talk                                                                                                                tion, … Featuring, bend their style to suit      thank Christ, Creed broke up, and
series is finally here, and it’s come in the                                                                                                              Jones’s rather than the other way around.        the band’s guitarist, drummer and
form of a full-length album, collecting five                                                           JESSICA MAUBOY – Get Em                            So, despite the fact that this compilation       bassist recruited Myles Kennedy to
tracks each from the Body Talk Parts 1 and                                                             Girls                                              features a diverse collection of musicians       form Alter Bridge. And the change
2 EPs, and adding five new ones. There’s no                                                            (Sony Music)                                       with whom Jones has recorded over the            felt like night and day. Gone was
need to talk about the old stuff, as it’s all      EMMA DEAN – Dr Dream And                            Former Idol contender goes into                    past decade, it mostly sounds just like a        the overblown balladry of Human
fantastic – if you want to get finicky about       The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret                           club territory on album number two                 Norah Jones album. This is by no means           Clay and Weathered, and in its place
it, I would have included Cry When You Get         (Doily/MGM)                                              For better or worse, there is just            a bad thing: her voice is wonderful, all         were the introspective, post-grunge
Older ahead of Snoop Dogg collaboration            Brisbane chanteuse puts “quality”                   something sweet about Jessica Mauboy.              honey and butter with a faint (but not           murmurs of One Day Remains and
U Should Know Better, but I’ve already             in “quirky” on sophomore album                      Her new album, recorded in the US with             threatening) hint of smoke, and her              Blackbird. Largely successful due to
done so on my iTunes playlist. What about              Let me start with an upfront declara-           a small army of producers and songwrit-            music has always been a natural setting          vocalist Myles Kennedy’s fractured,
the five new songs, then? First comes the          tion: I’ve never been a cabaret-pop fan.            ers, is a more hard-edged take on R&B              for it. Still, there’s something off-putting     Layne Staley-styled wail, the band’s
full version of Indestructible, which comes        Acts like Dresden Dolls and Amanda                  and pop than her debut, pumped full                about hearing a collaboration with               first two records helped largely as
with added synth arpeggios and electro             "Fucking" Palmer don’t do anything for              of hip hop beats, jagged synths and fu-            Belle & Sebastian that sounds like Stuart        payments of restitution for the musi-
beats but retains the acoustic original’s          me and neither do pancake, trilby hats              turistic vocal effects, but in spite of this,      Murdoch dropping in on one of Jones’s            cal misdeeds of Creed. Since 2007’s
sense of sweet defiance. The two best              and other genre clichés. That being said,           it retains a certain innocence – for all           sessions, or a Foo Fighters number that          Blackbird, Kennedy has lent his voice
songs, though, come next. Time Machine,            I won’t be the first to openly acknowl-             the grown-up vamping on Get Em Girls,              doesn’t sound at all like them (actually,        to the first solo record by Slash, and
co-written with Max Martin, is a neon-             edge that for all her flamboyance, local            Mauboy attacks these songs with the                on second thought …). But what we lose           joined the top-hatted one’s touring
kissed and infuriatingly catchy pop track          songstress Emma Dean is a talent to                 enthusiasm of your kid sister the year             in terms of interesting collaborations           ensemble. While the goodtime,
that may be the best thing to come out             be reckoned with. Having established                she discovered clubbing. The opening               makes this album coherent: organised             stadium rock vibes Kennedy lent to
of the Body Talk series; Call Your Girlfriend      herself as a formidable creative force              trio of songs – the title track, Handle It         into four rough sections (first jazz, then       Slash’s album made sense, the same
sees Robyn taking on the role of the girl          with 2008’s Real Life Computer Game,                and Accelerate That – are slick-sounding,          hip hop, then country, then jazz again),         vibes on ABIII erode Alter Bridge’s
you cheat with rather than on, and the             the flame-haired soprano hits full blos-            bump-and-grinding urban pop, drawing               it flows remarkably well, and there are          alternative rock credibility. Instead
song itself is chugging electro pop with           som on her second LP Dr Dream And                   on Beyoncé and Rihanna in equal parts.             some true highlights: her cover of Joni          of living up to its predecessors,
a chorus almost powerful enough to rival           The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret. As ever in               Scariest Part is up next, and though it’s a        Mitchell’s Court & Spark with Herbie             ABIII showcases a kind of brazen
Time Machine’s. Get Myself Together is a           charge of the piano and violin, Dean                regulation goopy ballad with descend-              Hancock, her version of standard Baby It’s       stadium arrogance better suited to
low-key (by Robyn’s standards) trance-y            is backed by bassist John Turnbull and              ing piano lines on the verse and a super-          Cold Outside with Willie Nelson, and Gil-        a Creed record. While the record has
pop track, and Stars 4-Ever, about missing         her drummer brother Tony, with fellow               sized chorus, it does a good job display-          lian Welch collab Loretta (one of the few        its strong points, an abundance of
the last train but stumbling home happy            theatrical-leaning muso Ben Stewart                 ing the vocal power Mauboy is capable              tracks on here that strays from Jones’s          anthemic rock songs ready for play
and feeling like the only two people in the        helping out on the acoustic guitar, drum            of. The rest of the album continues the            formula). Jones and Blue Note ought to           on commercial radio, it lacks the
world, brings the whole thing to a poignant        programming and backing vocals. A gift-             formula of sassy floor fillers and ballads,        be commended for making this collection          dynamism expected from Kennedy
close. I’m starting to feel like a bit of a bore   ed singer to begin with, she is in superb           all of which sound well produced, if a lit-        work as an album in its own right (albeit        and co, and unfortunately feels as
banging on about how good the Body Talk            lyrical form here. “Dr Dream has a way of           tle bit anonymous. So many profession-             a long and homogeneous one) rather               though Alter Bridge have gentrified
series is, but you really need some of this        twisting the truth dear... he says ‘there’s         als shaped and guided the direction of             than the disjointed scrapheap one might          their sound.
in your life.                                      nothing wrong with dialogue between                 this album, it can sometimes be hard to            expect of such a compilation.                      HH                      TOM HERSEYY
      HHHHH                ALASDAIR DUNCAN         yourself and an imaginary friend or three",         work out where their influence ends and                 HHH                      CHAD PARKHILL

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                                                                                                      The Johnny
                                                                                                      Rotten Stereo
                                                                                                      JOHN LYDON: “Four

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 AIR DUNCAN
                                                                                                      songs that popped into my

                                                                                                                                                                            S WITH ALASD
                                                                                                      head immediately… I could
                                                                                                      give you 400,000, but to narrow it
                                                                                                      down to four was quite enjoyable.”                             EP
                                                                                                                                                            SINGLES &M has been calling and emailing him for week, he & HIS MUM
                                                                                                      Black Sabbath – Paranoid: “[Ozzy                                              AN’s MU                       gles; this we
                                                                                                                                                           ALASDAIR DUNC going to get a guest spot reviewing sin
                                                                                                      Osbourne is] working class British, which            asking when she’s fina e for Rave’s special POP EDITION.
                                                                                                                                                                                 in tim
                                                                                                      means piss poor, parents ‘ain’t got nothing,         finally gave in, just
AVEY TARE – Down There                           THE BIG PINK – Tapes                                 don’t stand a chance in life… and he bungs
(Mistletone/Inertia)                             (!K7/Inertia)                                        out a magnificent song like that; absolutely
A low-key album of subterranean                  Blog bands collide on freaky-                        astounding. I don’t think I like anything else
wonders                                          sounding mix                                         they’ve ever done ... [but] I love this record,
      The success of Merriweather Post                In making his first compilation, The Big        it’s extremely well done.”
Pavilion has turned nearly everybody with        Pink’s Milo Cordell said that he wanted to           Jimi Hendrix – All Along The watch-
an internet connection and a Pitchfork           put together something that sounded and              tower: “My love of Jimi Hendrix is
bookmark into an expert on the long and          felt like an old-school mix tape; he even            unfathomable. He’s left-handed like me. I
storied history of Animal Collective. Rather     went as far as to design the cover, a freaky,        paid attention to that. A left-handed guitar-
than rehearse some tired arguments, then,        psychedelic mish-mash that legitimately              ist who turned the thing upside down
I’ll just get to the business of describing      looks like it could have been knocked up             and changed the shape of music – that’s a
AnCo member Avey Tare’s début solo LP,           over the course of a feverish late night.            complete inspiration to me.”
Down There: it’s unsurprisingly a lot like       If you have a friend who reads too many              Peter Cook – Bedazzled: “The much bet-                                                                                                          DUNCAN & DUNCAN
AnCo, albeit a darker, deeper AnCo than the      music blogs and persistently tries to con-           ter, and deeply, deeply cynical and totally                                                                                                THE BEST CRITICAL dUO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SINCE MARG & dAvE
neon-lit tribal dance warriors of My Girls. It   vert you into a fan of stuff like witch house,       perverted thing … the Bedazzled song
opens with a voice booming “Down there!”         dubstep, glo-fi and glitch-hop, this sounds          itself it’s an amazing cynical swipe at pop
and, like Alice through the rabbit-hole, we      very much like the kind of mix they’d make           music and pop culture … there’s some                 DIDDY-DIRTY                                                              sounds a bit bored. It’s like she
tumble into a bizarre, charming and faintly      for you. I don’t mean that as a criticism            beautifully terrific written lines in it, catch      MONEY – Coming                                                           was thinking ‘oh no, I have to
dangerous subterranean world. Since the          – I’m just warning you about the kind of             phrases like “you give me inertia”.                  Home                                                                     get out of bed today and record
album was inspired (or perhaps provoked)         woozy, zonked out-sounding stuff you’re              Planxty – well Below The Valley: “This               (Universal Music                                                         this song, but when I get to the
by a series of personal tragedies in his life:   in for here. Tone wise, the set mixes severe,        song … I just love it. It has such a haunting,       Australia)                                                               studio, that Canadian rapper
his separation from wife Kría Brekkan and        dirge-like synth tracks that rattle around           lilting atmosphere. It’s a perfect piece of          ALASDAIR: Let’s get started                                              is going to be there, and I hate
his sister’s cancer diagnosis. Despite this,     like horror movie soundtracks, with prettier,        trance music to me; it’s meditative in its           then. This first track is from                                           him, but if I don’t go, I won’t get
the album retains the pop nous that marks        more melodic stuff – GR†LLGR†LL, Salem               production and concept. It’s riveting music          Diddy’s new group ...                                                    paid’. Then her mum calls from
AnCo’s best music: even when he’s singing        and oOoOO are in the former camp, while              to me, but then good things come in many,            MUM: Diddy is the person                                                 Barbados and says ‘what are
about “Digging a hole, yeah, digging it deep”    Gang Gang Dance and Active Child are in              many different styles – and this is what             who goes into nightclubs with guns, isn’t he?                        you doing today?’ and she sighs
on Oliver Twist or about how “It’s so easy to    the latter. Then there are the freaky outliers       people need to learn to do, open their ears.         Already I’m having doubts. He’s all about                  and says ‘oh, nothing much’.
get lost in the mixture” on opener Laughing      – Joker’s Snake Eater sounds like Black Eyed         Life will improve, enjoy.”                           hype and image – I’d like someone to name a
Hieroglyphic, he does so to a memorable          Peas’ Imma Be fed through a ‘91 Corolla’s            Public Image Ltd – Rise: On his public               Diddy song that’s changed their lives in some              HOLY FUCK – Red Lights
melody and with enough levity to let us          shitty sound system, while Actress’s Hubble          persona of negativity: “I don’t know where           way. Let’s just review it without playing it.              (Remote Control)
know that we’re ultimately safe on this          pops and clicks like the finest minimal              this negative nonsense comes from – I have           A: Come on, I think we should.                             M: I’m not being prudish or anything, but
album. Down There is, ultimately, a low-key      techno. This is a very, very bizarre set, but if     never been negative as a Sex Pistol or a PiL         M: All right, we’ll give the poor boy a chance.            calling your band Holy Fuck just seems silly.
album full of hidden charms and delightful       you’re at all interested in the kind of music        member. My message is always one of posi-            Just play a bit and we’ll see how we go. The               Some stations wouldn’t be allowed to play it,
touches at odds with the pain of its genesis.    that young people with access to glitchy             tivity, I want to solve the world’s problems,        introduction’s nice, the girl has a pleasant               and when you’re at JB Hi-Fi and you say ‘Holy
It may not make waves like Merriweather          synths and interesting drugs are making,             not add to them.”                                    voice, and ... oh, Diddy’s rapping now, and it’s           Fuck’ to the person at the counter, they’ll give
Post Pavilion did or Panda Bear’s upcoming       check it out.                                        [First aired on May 11, 2010 at                      meeting my expectations. The bits without                  you a funny look. They sound like they’re just
Tomboy will, but it’s a treat for AnCo fans           HHH                   ALASDAIR DUNCAN ]            him are fine, but he needs things like the girl            naughty boys.
and a pretty good album in its own right.                                                                                                                  and the dramatic backing track, because he                 A: The music itself has a touch of ‘80s elec-
      HHHH                     CHAD PARKHILL     Music For Old People                                 The Jónsi Stereo                                     can’t pull it off on his own. Does he even listen
                                                                                                                                                           to himself?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tro pop – that’s definitely in your purview.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      M: It’s actually got a nice drive. I like that
                                                                                                      Jón Þór Birgisson, JÓNSI to his                                                                                 synth. I couldn’t do a whole album of this –
                                                                                                      friends, programs a few songs                        FLO RIDA – Turn Around (5, 4,                              you’d want to hear it on a compilation tape
                                                                                                      Iron Maiden – Murders In                             3, 2, 1)                                                   or something, with some other more upbeat
                                                                                                      the Rue Morgue: “So much                             (Atlantic)                                                 music, something with vocals.
                                                                                                      energy, power … and drama!”                          A: Here’s another hip hop one – right off
                                                                                                      * deedly deedly * [makes guitar                      the bat, it’s annoying me cuz it has a sam-                ALEX GAUDINO – I’m In Love
                                                                                                      noises]                                              ple of that chik-a-chik-ahh track from Ferris              (I wanna Do It)
                                                                                                      Audrey Hepburn – Moon River: “The                    Bueller’s Day Off. I Love that movie but I’m               (Hussle)
                                                                                                      shortness of the song, her voice is amazing.         not so big on Flo Rida.                                    M: This is very generic-sounding, darling.
                                                                                                      It’s not rehearsed, not perfect … it’s fragile       M: He seems to think that if he goes really                You know sometimes on Saturday morning,
                                                                                                      …warm and full.”                                     fast, people will take him seriously. I don’t              you turn on that music program and you’re
                                                                                                      Billie Holliday – All Of Me: “I like                 know ... there are just no surprises with this             wondering around early? This kind of thing is
                                                                                                      to sing along with her. She is one of my             one. You listen to it and you know exactly                 always playing in the background, and occa-
                                                                                                      favourite singers, and there’s something             what’s coming next, like when your dad goes                sionally you turn around to see what the girl’s
BROKEN RECORDS – Let Me                          BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – The                              about her that really connects … this cot-           off about politics. There must be 600 songs                wearing or something, because it’s otherwise
Come Home                                        Promise                                              ton cloud over you, dripping honey.”                 like this on the market right now, and I’ll bet            just so boring.
(4AD/Remote Control)                             (Sony Music)                                         Alessandro Moreschi – Ave Maria: “It’s               they all have the word ‘booty’ in them, too.               A: It’s pretty tedious.
Scots folkies bring it all back home             Lost album from when The Boss had                    really beautiful. You get to see into this dis-                                                                 M: I bet they’d love to get this on Glee. You
     Like any self-respecting Scottish           songs to burn                                        tant, forgotten world … eerie.” [Recorded            VANDALISM & STATIC                                         can see the kids on Glee making a big produc-
authentic indie folk-rock band, Broken                Is Bruce dying or something? After              in 1904 at the Vatican, Moreschi was a               REVENGER – Vegas                                           tion number out of this, dancing around with
Records began demo sessions for the new          decades of working out in the sun as the             castrato singer in his 50s at the time]              (Vicious)                                                  flashing lights to distract from the fact that
album in “an old distillery grain store in the   rock & roll everyman, did Team Springs-              Django Reinhardt – Dinah: “More like a               A: So this is the kind of thing that gets                  it’s really, really not a good song.
Highlands”. Well, sure beats a former Burger     teen receive a less than favourable biopsy           background to my life, rather than listening         played in clubs now.
King in Edinburgh, I guess. New record           result and they shifted into cashcow                 to music I like to keep it on … it’s like hav-       M: Do people actually dance to this? It’s set at           FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE
Let Me Come Home comes on the 4AD                retirement fund mode? I only ask because,            ing a warm fireplace the background.”                that pitch that’s made to drive animals mad.               – Heavy In Your Arms
label in suitably lush packaging courtesy        after so many years of stringent quality             [First aired on March 30, 2010 at        If the dog was behaving really badly, I’d play             (Universal)
of Vaughan Oliver, while the music itself is     control relating to repackaged material              programs/all-songs-considered]                       this to him and say ‘ARE YOU SORRY NOW?’               A: Florence And The Machine played at
not dissimilar to some of frontman Jamie         (including both best-ofs and rarities pack-                                                               Actually, I don’t hate the dog that much. Can          Splendour this year and there was literally a
Sutherland’s inspirations – Springsteen’s        ages), not to mention his slowdown of                                                                     you turn it off?                                       riot to get in to see them.
Nebraska, early REM etc. Being a British         new albums from the mid ‘90s to the early                                                                                                                                     M: There are a couple of girl sing-
band, however, the group can’t entirely          days of the millennium, products adorned                                                                  THE NAKED &                                                         ers she reminds me of; she sounds
avoid the music of their continent – there’s     with his branding have been popping out                                                                   FAMOUS – Punching                                                   a bit like Annie Lennox from the
an Echo And The Bunnymen-esque grandi-           like a production line. The Promise sits                                                                  In A Dream                                                          Eurythmics. Annie was a good
osity present in many of the tracks as well,     between Born To Run and the troubled                                                                      (Universal)                                                         singer who didn’t let the music
while opener A Leaving Song has thunder-         Darkness On The Edge Of Town, both                                                                        A: Let’s try The Naked                                              overpower her, but she didn’t
ous percussion and bass reminiscent of           chronologically and thematically. After                                                                   & Famous – they’re an                                               overpower the music, either.
Pornography-era Cure. The ultimate result        releasing arguably the biggest album of                                                                   electro pop group from                            SINGLEEK          Florence is like that too. This
is arguably nothing our own Middle East          the ‘70s, neverending tours and almost                                                                    New Zealand, and they                             THE WE            song is very dramatic, and I like
couldn’t cough up, but with an undeniable        inevitable lawsuits with his early manage-                                                                sound a bit like Passion                                            the contrast between her voice
gothic majesty present. If you’re looking for    ment made Darkness… understandably a                                                                      Pit – remember that one I                                           and the unusual harmonies; I’d
a slightly more adventurous companion to         morose, more claustrophobic album than                                                                    burned for you?                                        definitely play this a lot if I owned it.
your Mumford & Sons album, this just may
fit the bill.
                                                 its predecessor. And while The Promise
                                                 doesn’t have the focused attention of the             THE SONGS FIT                                       M: She sounds a bit like Cyndi Lauper, too.
                                                                                                                                                           I really like this. It’s got a nice flow, and the          THE READY SET – Love Like
     HHH                     MATT THROWER        albums on either side, it’s still an enjoyable
                                                 collection – providing an insight into the
                                                                                                       FOR A PRINATE* E
                                                                                                               T TH PRINC  *NO
                                                                                                                                                           backing is good; it compliments her voice. I
                                                                                                                                                           like that upbeat, dance-y stuff if it’s done in a
                                                 contradictions of Springsteen’s career at                                                                 clever way. It makes you sit up and listen to              M: This sounds like a teen pop thing, but it’s
                                                 the time. A rock star that was forced to             For our commemorative ROYAL                          the music. Are they big in New Zealand?                    very bad. It’s making me want to reach across
                                                 not record, a champion of the little guy             ENGAGEMENT special feature, Love Songs               A: I think so, yes.                                        and turn it off. He sounds like that Justin
 “The Promise                                                                                         After Dark listener ENID BLOUSE has                   M: Good, they deserve to be. It has a nice feel,          Bieber person.
                                                 that was namechecked by presidents and
 is like reading a                               billionaires – The Promise is like reading           programmed her six at six. Take it away Enid…        like it could be from any time. It doesn’t sound           A: He’s trying so hard to sound happy, it
 diary over three                                a diary over three years, condensed into                                                                  like it’s from the ‘80s or now, specifically, it just      turned out sounding remorselessly cheer-
                                                                                                      PRINCE – Diamonds & Pearls
 years, condensed                                21 songs over two albums. And because                                                                     has a really nice pop music sound.                         ful and kinda bleak
                                                                                                      LUKE HAINES – Satan wants Me
 into 21 songs over                              the E Street Band was never too far away,            SLAYER – Seasons In The Abyss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       M: The backing track sounds cheap as well.
 two albums.”                                    some of the diary is written all in upper                                                                 RIHANNA – what’s My Name?                                  This is supposed to be fun, party music – so
                                                                                                      THE wHITLAMS – Royal In The Afternoon
                                                 case, while other entries barely mark                                                                     (feat. Drake)                                              was that Naked & Famous one, but the differ-
                                                                                                      THE SEX PISTOLS – God Save The Queen
                                                      the page. No one should speculate                                                                    (Def Jam)                                                  ence is enormous. This sounds so deliberately
                                                                                                      MEATLOAF – I would Do Anything
                                                         on what could have been when an                                                                   A: This is Rihanna, doing a duet with Drake,               pitched at the youth market, I can’t see how
                                                                                                      for Love...
                                                          archived lost gem is found … but                                                                 a Canadian rapper who used to be on                        anyone could possibly take it seriously. You
                                                           this album certainly wouldn’t have         Spiffing show, Enid. Those songs will certainly      Degrassi or something.                                     can see why the terrorists reject our culture
                                                           hurt his career.                           get Wills and Kate in the mood. We’ll be up to our   M: This one’s a bit of a pity – I really like              when this sort of music is out there. I can
                                                                HHHH        MITCH ALEXANDER           knees in more little Windsor sprogs in no time!      her voice, but the song’s very ordinary. She               understand their angst.

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THE SUNSHINE                                                 SMITTY & B.GOODE
PONIES – Mixtapes &                                          – Hello Rock ‘N’ Roll
Soundtracks                                                  (Shock)
(Popboomerang)                                               Rebellious rock at its
Optimism is a blessing                                       best
    With a name like The                                           Throw together a fair
Sunshine Ponies, you would                             F     quantity of stadium rock,
                                              INDIE O K
hardly expect anything less                 THE WE           old-time blues, a pinch of
than a smile-tastic adventure                                thrashing metal and some
through the lands of optimism, and on Mixtapes &             cheeky punk, and you’ll find yourself in the midst of
Soundtracks that’s pretty much what you get. Scott           Hello Rock ‘N’ Roll, the latest from Sydney duo Smitty &
Thurling and Sarah Halligan invited a whole range of         B.Goode. This fiery collaboration has so much energy
artists into the studios to put melodies to 23 of their      it’s impossible to keep up. Solid riffs and full, echoing
love poems, including Angie Hart on the alluring A           vocals maintain a certain Black Sabbath circa Iron
Beautiful Mess and Paul Andrews of Lazy Susan on             Man sound throughout the album, whereas tracks like                  CHROMEO TEAM UP wITH LA ROUX
She Steps On All the Cracks. The result is a surprisingly    On My Way and My Mama’s A Train include an extra                     Canada’s Chromeo are all set to take it the next level with Hot Mess, the
excellent and veritably upbeat pop record, which             twist of classic blues and rockabilly that will keep you             newest single from their fantastic electro-funk album Business Casual. The
strikes away the drabness of winter and embraces             on your toes. Vintage in its influences and accessible               video sees the pair stripping down to spoof ’80s classic Police Academy – the
the romance of summer. Opener Sarah Sunshine is              to a variety of rock fans, this is a no-fuss, purely rock            shots of hot nerd David Macklovitch running through a locker room in a towel
a catchy Ben Kweller-like pop gem, whereas Chance            album that offers its modern listeners a little taste of             are more than enough to get me on board – but the big news is that Chromeo
Meeting is engaging spoken word narrative, relating          everything.                                                          have drafted in pop princess Elly Jackson of La Roux to do a guest vocal on the
a story of a romance in the workplace. Highly recom-                                                   TIFFANY BRIDGER            track. Jackson’s presence puts a whole new spin on the song, turning it into
mended for those who enjoy musical authenticity as                                                                                a duet between two unhappy lovers. The new version of Hot Mess is on the
well as honest lyrics.                                       MEXICOLAS – The                                                      Internet now, and gets a physical release early next year; hopefully La Roux
                                     DARRAGH MURRAY          Minerva Suite                                                        themselves will return with some new tunes before too long.

JOHN VELLA –                                                 The Average Suite

Backbreaker                                                       Part of me wants to say
(Independent)                                                “well done” and acknowl-
Troubadour channelling                                       edge that a lot of time and
Ben Lee                                                      energy was probably put

     John Vella subscribes to                                into this 13-track album.
the storytelling type of pop                                 However, as a rock girl, I can tell when something                                                                                                             DANCE
song that describes personal
narratives in a matter-of-fact
                                                             is radically awesome or just plain generic. This was
                                                             the latter. Struggling to realise when one track ended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          & ELECTRO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               IR dUNCAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       wITH ALA$dA
way. With his two main influences                            and the next had begun, I turned to the lyrics, and                                                                                                          + $COTTY HARM$
listed as John Mayer and Ryan Adams, expect happy-           though they occasionally were cute/clever, there
go-lucky crooning about girls and broken hearts, and         were also those resembling something a tween pop                                                                                      @RAVEMAGAZ
cheesy lyrics like, “Those eyes were enough to knock me      songstress might clap together to wail trite sentiment                                                                   CONTACT DANCE
out.” The singer-songwriter from Sydney sounds like an       at whoever will listen, particularly Halo and Brightest
odd mix of Ben Lee and Coldplay, with a backing band         Diamond. While it is still a far cry from anything quite                                                                        Oh damn! It’s Krafty Kuts (UK) who will be playing
consisting of keys, drums and bass forming a groove-         that disastrous, it does require work; the energy seems                                                                        the Family mainroom tonight, backed up by residents.
laden, laid-back pop album. His debut swings from the        misplaced, leaving the album lacklustre. There were                THRILLS                                                      Parity Check is at The Step Inn corner bar for
chirpy New Year’s Eve to the more morose Eye Of The          a few semi-keepers, however, namely Bright Sparks,                 RUSKO LOSES BRITNEY SPEARS                                  a night of techno by Emmy Lou, Digital Divide,
Beholder and the harmonic vocals on the emotive City         Sewn and Fred Astaire. The attempt to be alternative               TRACKS IN A FIRE                                            Fletcher Munson, GeEzer, Windowboy and Dispatj.
Lights, yet all songs still hold an optimism towards life    has not landed Mexicolas in the right section of their                  Sucks to be Rusko right now – the Los Angeles-
and the whole ugly mess of love. It’s the type of album      musicality just yet, but there’s great potential, and a bit        based producer has reportedly been working with             SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28
that’s much cooler than Susan Boyle to give to Mum           more work on their individuality could go a long way.              Britney Spears on a collection of ‘proper, hard dubstep’    It’s the Gold Coast’s turn for a Metronomy show –
for Christmas.                                                                                       BONNIE GARDINER            tracks for inclusion on her next album, but last week,      they’re at Elsewhere. Check it out!
                                          SAM HAGAMAN                                                                           all of his hard work went up in smoke, literally! When
                                                             BEK-JEAN STEwART                                                   a fire in Rusko’s car spread to his home studio, he         COMING UP
STEERING BY STARS                                            – winter, Summer                                                   was able to escape with a hard drive’s worth of new          Telefon Tel Aviv plays BarSoma on Saturday Dec 4.
– Cables                                                     Suburban Exile                                                     material, but a cache of Britney demos were destroyed        Neelix plays at The Hi-Fi on Saturday Dec 4.
(Independent)                                                (Laughing Outlaw)                                                  by the blaze. With pop geniuses Max Martin and Dr            The Dank Morass 3rd Birthday is at Step Inn on
Emotive post-rock to be                                      Smoky voice and gritty                                             Luke acting as executive producers on her upcoming          Friday Dec 10.
reckoned with                                                lyrics                                                             album, as well as a rumoured collaboration with David        Borgore hits BarSoma on Saturday Dec 11.
     Adelaide four-piece                                         Bek-Jean Stewart’s                                             Guetta, Britney will probably be fine; as for Rusko, it      Jerome Isma Ae plays BarSoma on Sunday Dec 12.
Steering By Stars are excited                                songs combine pretty                                               remains to be seen whether his collaborations with T.I.      Round Table Knights appear at Monastery on
to release their debut album                                 melodies and lyrics that of-                                       and Rihanna survived.                                       Friday Dec 17.
Cables, and for good reason.                                 ten verge on the acerbic. I wish I was a bit more familiar                                                                      JD Samson plays Step Inn on Friday Dec 17.
Recording all 10 strikingly sophisticated tracks in just     with Sydney, so as to get the full impact of the album’s           YELLE MAKE SwEET SOUNDS ON NEw                               Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer and Hudson
three days is more than a success when they shape            connection to the city, featured in songs such as Lonely           12-INCH                                                     Mohawke play The Tivoli on Sunday Jan 2, 2011.
up this brilliantly. Cables begins with an unearthly,        Sydney Skyline, Henson Park Skies and St Mary’s Bells.                  France’s Yelle – whose pop credentials are so bona      Slam and Darren Emerson team up for a boat
melodic grace that spreads without pause across the          These place references add to the album’s personal feel-           fide they once remixed Katy Perry’s Hot N Cold – are        party on Saturday Jan 8, 2001.
first three tracks. Building rhythm frantically and never    ing. St Mary’s Bells teams edgy lyrics with a soft melody          working on a new album set for release in the new
losing touch with their initial rock feel, ghostly, almost   and delicate piano while Henson Park Skies features                year, but in the meantime, a brand new single, La           FESTIVAL TRAIN
hollow vocals float in and out. Closer, the album’s          wavering strings and gravelly vocals. Money Never                  Musique is out now. The 12-inch comes packed with            Stereosonic is at RNA Showgrounds on Sunday
notable treasure and one of Triple J’s Home & Hosed          Spent On Romance is a whimsical take on modern day                 some brilliant remixes, including one from Lorenz           Dec 5. Final release tickets are $130+bf.
favourites, breaks this musical reverie gently. Stripped     relationships with sharp lyrics and strong hooks. Diving           Rhode, who gives the track a bouncy French house             Blah Blah Blah @ Riverlife happens on Saturday
raw with soaring percussion and guitar, the track sinks      Bell is a dark lament on the painful side of love. Only            workout, and one from Discodeine, who give it a shim-       Dec 28. First release tickets are $82+bf.
with breathtaking beauty into a dreamlike state with a       One Of You is an instrumentally rich, deeply romantic              mering Italo disco flavour. La Musique is also featured      Summafieldayze is at Doug Jennings Park on
repetitive, yet never boring, lull of soft keys, and again   love song. Stewart’s evocative vocals and amazing                  on the upcoming Kitsuné Maison 10 compilation,              Saturday Jan 2, 2011. General tickets are $129+bf.
those minimalist, ambient vocals. At their hardest           storytelling lyrics make Winter, Summer Suburban Exile             which is a warm, welcoming ray of summer sunshine            Good Vibrations is at Gold Coast Parklands on
they channel the lengthy, dark guitar solos found in         a hidden gem amongst this year’s new albums.                       all on its own.                                             Sunday Feb 20, 2011. General tickets are $144+bf.
Mogwai, and at their softest, an echo of Caspian’s na-                                              VICTORIA NUGENT                                                                          Future Music Festival hits Doomben on Saturday
ked intensity. Fingers crossed and all the best to these                                                                        LCD SOUNDSYSTEM AND HOT CHIP                                Mar 5, 2011. First release tickets are $135+bf.
guys – not that they need it.                                APLONEA – Far From                                                 TEAM UP
                                         TIFFANY BRIDGER     Here                                                                   As part of their massive world tour, LCD Soundsys-
CHRIS ABRAHAMS –                                             Rock that is clearly rock
                                                                                                                                tem and Hot Chip have teamed up to release a joint
                                                                                                                                live album! On November 10, the bands played a show           THE GUESTLIST
Play Scar                                                         This Sydney four-piece                                        together at London’s Alexandra Palace, and minutes            DAN BURKE, founder of underground trance
(Room 40)                                                    don’t muck around with the                                         after the show ended, copies of the live album                movement LEMON & LIME, shares five tracks
The Necks’ pianist                                           genre mixing. Their debut                                          were made available to fans at the venue. Both LCD            that aren’t all supersaws and hands in the air...
embarks on solo                                              album firmly establishes the                                       Soundsystem and Hot Chip’s shows can be purchased
                                                             band as indie rockers, and                                         separately as digital downloads, or together on an                 THE THRILLSEEKERS – Synaesthesia (Alex
    Chris Abrahams has                                       it’s ultimately a very safe album. Aplonea combine                 extremely limited edition CD. Fans had better act                  M.O.R.P.H. Remix) (Soundpiercing): Amazing
taken a moment out from                                      shouty vocals with driving guitars and drums, just like            quickly to get a copy, as I’m sure these things will sell     remix of a classic. Really brings it back to life! Gets
his role as pianist for                                      millions of rock bands before them. The album kicks                out pretty quickly.                                           all the hands in the air.

experimental Sydney trio The Necks to fashion this           off with Youth, all fast-paced energy and catchy riffs.                                                                               UMMET OZCAN – Arcadia (Doorn Records):
interesting, though sometimes difficult, solo record.        In My Heart is a little bit Kings Of Leon, with wailing            DISCO INFILTRATOR                                                  Really love the build up in this track, but it’s
Abrahams’ compositions often feel sparse, building           vocals for the chorus and some serious bass. They get              FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26                                            not too hard, so it goes down a treat with the
in loose, unorganised ways. Play Scar is populated           dark and angsty for To Love Again with driving drums                Swing by Monastery to check out Disco Disco                 peeps who like a bit more hands in the air stuff.

by stretches of space and quiet, and can be difficult        and brooding lyrics. Our Little Voices is a much gentler           featuring Little BamBlam, Danny T, Morgan Baker,                   FAITHLESS– Feelin’ Good (Kyau & Albert
to engage with if you’re not listening through head-         song, starting off with a lengthy instrumental with                Killafornia, Mark Hammond, Dan Austen, Lee Ham-                    Mix/Ferry Corsten Mix) (CDR): Faithless do
phones. Twigs Blown is interesting for its mash of           some soft electronic keys. Lovers In A Dream State is              ilton, Censor This! and Rockfaud.                             it again, this time with the help of Dido, both
sonic textures and opener There He Reclined builds           dreamy and soft, with gentle acoustic guitar, as is also                                                                         remixes are absolute floor fillers!
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a beautiful sense of mood (as does closer Leiden),           featured in Where Now?, teamed with plaintive lyrics.                                                                                 UMEK & BELTEK – Back In The Race (Cr2):
but other tracks are demanding on the listener’s             Far From Here is a solid, workmanlike effort from Aplo-             Metronomy (UK) plays the fresh and exciting                      Some serious hard techno here. By far one of
attention, like the quiet 11-minute dirge of Bird And        nea, and is likely to win them at least a few fans.                Woodland (Coniston Lane, near Alhambra) tonight.              my most favourite productions out at the moment.

Wasps. It’s hard to quantify the value of a record like                                             VICTORIA NUGENT             True story!                                                        PENDULUM – Witchcraft (John B Remix)
this. On one hand it’s tough to see the average lis-                                                                             Germany invades BarSoma (too soon?) with                         (Warner): Loved this track already, however the
tener, even if attuned to experimental music, getting                                                                           Kompakt 4, featuring countrymen Dominik Eulberg,              remix just takes it up a level. Great way to close a set.
much out of what is a quite bare, understated record.
On the other, close listening rewards with some mo-
                                                               FOLLOw RAVE                                                      Michael Mayer and Tobias Thomas – plus the ad-

ments of stark but genuine beauty.
                                                               MAGAZINE NOw ON                                                  dition of Pig & Dan (ES)! They’re supported by Scott
                                                                                                                                Walker, Jordan Deck (Syd), Ehsan Gelsi (Melb), Dave
                                                                                                                                                                                              DAN BuRKE plays at BarSoma on
                                                                                                                                                             Sunday Dec 12.
                                     MICHAEL PINCOTT                                                                            Basek Vs Lee Majors and Lets Get Minimal DJs.

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                                                                                    released from prison
                                                                                   today, after serving five
                                                                                  years of his sentence for
                                                                                 crimes against the English
                                                                                language. As a condition
                                                                                of his parole, Weezy is not
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                                                                                  of an apostrophe and
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                                                                                                                          PLAY SEVERANCE!
                                                                                                                          So Nov 26 will see The Amity Affliction finally become one of “those” bands who are able to
                                                                                                                          release a compilation whilst they continue killing it all over the world. The band are set to release
                                                                                                                          Glory Days through Boomtown Records on the eve of them heading off to play hundreds (well close, or
                                                                                                                          literally?) of shows around the world. Having catapulted themselves to extreme heights with the release of
                                                                                                                           their second album Youngbloods, Glory Days will see them compile their self-titled EP (still the best, just sayin’
                                                                                                                           bro), High Hopes and all demos previous to those releases as well as two outtakes from Youngbloods. The
                                                                                                                           thousands of young fans they’ve made through their past two albums are going to be able to look back
                                                                                                                           at the path the band has taken, and the rest of us can be psyched on having some of these tracks on
                                                                                                                            disc, because all we can find in our bedrooms is a broken case and a half torn lyric sheet from the first
                                                                                                                            EP. Cash well spent, I think.


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                                                                                                                                                                                         copies. I’m not gonna tell you which albums, but every
                                                     CONTACT HIP                                                                                                                         single one is great. Go, go, go:
NEwS                                                                                .AU                                      You might have noticed no Outburst! column last
                                                                                                                        fortnight. Yeah well, I was sick, so give a guy a break. I
                                                                                                                                                                                          The Chariot have posted a new track from their
                                                                                                                                                                                         forthcoming album. The song Robert Rios can be
    Kanye West’s new album, My Beautiful Massive         almost all of which he also watched, featured vam-             spent five days straight toggling between documen-               heard here if you follow the links: www.craveonline.
Throbbing Ever-Growing Ego, is receiving rapturous       pire protagonists. The Hilltop Hoods Versus Dracula            taries and Simpsons’ episodes – it would have ruled if           com. What I’ve heard of this album sounds amazing,
response from critics. Currently sitting on a score      will be a straight-to-DVD release.                             it wasn’t for the killer flu I had. A lot of the time lying      and I hadn’t listened to this band previously so suss it.
of 100% at review comparison site Metacritic, the                                                                       in bed was spent listening to the Spirit Desire 7-inch
album was described by Rolling Stone as “making          LET GOD SORT ’EM OUT                                           from a band called Tigers Jaw. Everyone’s raving about
Fear Of A Black Planet look like”         Music reviewer Jody Macgregor has been arrested          this band, and it’s only fair. Imagine The Get Up Kids
Pitchfork’s token hip hop reviewer said, “listening to   for the brutal killing of the Black Eyed Peas. “We did         if they smoked heaps more weed and liked Weezer a
this album has made me ejaculate so hard there’s         it,” he was heard to mutter as he was being dragged            bunch more; well, yeah. So that’s how I’m going to in-
semen and debris everywhere.” The only negative          away by police, a grin plastered across his face. “We          troduce this week’s Outburst. Telling you about how I
review published so far has been on www.hiphopdx.        finally did it. Thank God the dark times are over.”            was sick and how much Tigers Jaw rule. I’m sure you’re
com, and was submitted by an anonymous user                                                                             ok with that. Send all your flu remedies and Tigers Jaw
under the name ‘Half-Dollar’.                            SHOwS                                                          news to
                                                          Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Class A at The
wYCLEF FOR PM                                            Step Inn on Friday Nov 26.                                     THE GOOD NEwS
    Wyclef Jean has announced that he’ll be in the        Mista and DJ Ricky D at Pressure Lounge, Mys-
running against Julia Gillard in the next Australian     tique, on Friday Nov 26.
election. He will also be running as a candidate for      DJ Femme and MC Lauren at Zuri on Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                          Rumours are flying of a potential Australian tour by
the local council and your office’s social club. “Just   Nov 26.
anything, really. Please. Vote for me,” he was quoted     Beat Central brings Div*n, Moon and DJ Blind                                                                                  Thursday (pictured) mid-next year. They’ve recently
as saying.                                                  Sight to the Mt Gravatt PCYC on Saturday Nov 27.                                                                             announced they’ll be playing their classic Full Collapse
                                                                  Tank, Shorty, Tuini, Mista, Climate,                                                                                  in its entirety at some shows to celebrate the 10 year
NOVEMBER PRESENTS                                                   Metal Jacket, Blaze and Master D at                                                                                  anniversary of the album’s release. I tell you what,
    This month we can expect a new                                   Mystique on Saturday Nov 27.                                                                                        that’s something I’d watch.
album from Soulja Boy Tell ’Em                                        Real Talk Battle League presents Kase                                                                              Another band that more and more people seem
(pictured), The DeAndre Way, which                                   Won vs Kawstik, Aikers vs Preech, Trick-                                                                            to be talk about is Balance And Composure. Funnily
will be released on the same day                                     sta vs Fluence, Fluence vs Savij Tung,                                                                              enough, this band and Tigers Jaw have a split! Well
as his novel, Teenage Millionaire.                                   Dliver vs Trash, P Cert vs Crakky, Chris                                                                            Balance And Composure recently recorded a live
That isn’t a joke, Soulja Boy actu-                                   V vs Benefit, Trash vs Onihc LX and Lee                                                                            acoustic session that can be viewed if you follow the
                                                                                                                         So Yellowcard (pictured) are releasing a new album.            links from
ally wrote a novel and it’s actually                                 Emcee vs Tilt at The Step Inn on Saturday
getting published. This month also                                  Nov 27.                                             When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes will be out in
brings the release of Nicki Minaj’s                                  Jay-Z plays with some little rock band            March 2011. The band decided to go on hiatus in 2008             SEE THE DEVIL IN THE FLESH
Pink Friday, Madlib’s Black Soul,                                  called U2 at Suncorp Stadium on Wednes-              and this will be their first release since 2007’s Paper Walls.    The Skyway and Word Up! tour hits Brisbane
Nelly’s Nelly 5.0, Jay-Z’s The Hits Collec-                         day Dec 8 and Thursday Dec 9.                        A band of a slightly different ilk, Circa Survive will         late November. They play Thriller on Nov 27 with
tion Volume One, Kid Cudi’s Man On                                    The ZZZ 35th Birthday Gig brings Ozi             be releasing a new EP on Nov 30. The Appendage                   Milestones and The Fort on Nov 28 with Milestones,
The Moon Volume II: The Legend                                        Batla, Laneous & The Family-Yah, Pastel           obviously hasn’t had much promotion and has been                 In Hearts Wake and Headaches.
Of Mr. Rager and of course the                                       Blaze and more to The Tivoli on Saturday           seemingly sprung onto fans at the last second. Did you            More free punk rock at Fat Louie’s on Nov 27. Pub-
Kanye West album, which is                                          Dec 11.                                             ever listen to this bands first album? Well, you should.         lic Liability, Ever Since Darwin, Dementia 13 and
actually called My Beautiful                                        Gorillaz and De La Soul at the Enter-               A band that’s almost older than dirt, Unwritten                Vomit Bullets will take the stage from 8.30pm.
Dark Twisted Fantasy.                                            tainment Centre on Sunday Dec 19.                      Law have also announced a new release! They’ll be                 A reminder about the awesome mental health ben-
                                                                The Blah Blah Blah Festival brings Koolism,            releasing yet another album that’s nowhere near as               efit show happening at Burst City on Dec 18! Just Say
NEw BLOOD                                                  Horrorshow and Funkoars to Riverlife, Kangaroo               fun as their older stuff early-to-mid-next year.                 Go will be reuniting for a one off show, and they’ll be
    Riding high on the success of their zombie           Point, on Tuesday Dec 28.                                       A new Glassjaw song is being hosted on the                     joined by Dick Nasty, To The North, In Sepia, Fires
movie, Parade Of The Dead, the Hilltop Hoods have         Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer and Hudson Mo-                  worldwide web. I love this band, and was a giddy little          Of Waco, Marathon, Headaches, Nuclear Summer
announced they’ll be making a vampire movie as a         hawke at The Tivoli on Sunday Jan 2, 2011.                     kid due to the fact I was able to see them earlier this          with rumours of a newish band called Waiting Room
follow-up. MC Suffa claims that the idea came to him      Arrested Development play at The Coolangatta                 year at Soundwave, though I’m not entirely sold on               having joined the bill (ex-Shock Value, Jet Set Ready).
during a recording of his movie review segment for       Hotel on Wednesday Jan 5, 2011.                                this song just yet. Please, decide for yourself – bet.           All benefits from the show and accompanying zine
Triple J.       A string of the movies he reviewed,       Mos Def at The Tivoli on Thursday Jan 13, 2011.                                          will be donated to Roma House. Seriously, back this
                                                                                                                         Jerkstore are a good band from Canberra who fea-               because it’s important!
                                                                                                                        ture ex-members of other good bands from Canberra

                               wORD                                                                                     such as Slowburn and Condorcet. They’ve recently
                                                                                                                        just put together a tape titled Language Barriers. If
                               Now it’s not hard to find me / Talk                                                      you’re into fast and aggressive punk rock with an early
                                behind me / You be Harry Potter and I’ll                                                Dischord feel (though accompanied with piercing
                                                                                                                        female vocals) please contact them for a copy of Lan-
                                 be Hermione / I’ll be early / I’m girl                                                 guage Barriers at
                                   the girl they / Call the one like I’m my                                              The new No Trigger 7-inch can be ordered here
                                    first birthday / I’m in that Range Rove                                    (just follow the links). It’s a
                                                                                                                        pretty poorly kept secret that these guys are probably
                                           / Honkin’ that Kango / That                                                  going to be here early next year!
                                               pussy real good it tastes                                                 So Attack Attack have had a guitarist leave them!
                                                 like mango.                                                            Devastating!
                                                                                                                         Epitaph Records have just announced vinyl reissues              Not long now until The Descendents (pictured)
                                                             – Nicki Minaj,                                             of some of their classic titles. Three NoFx albums, two          finally hit our shores. I grew up listening to a couple of
                                                             Can’t Stop, won’t Stop                                     Converge albums, a Refused album, a Descendents                  albums from this band and I fucking can’t wait. Rotting
                                                                                                                        album and a Bouncing Souls album all limited to 500              out from the inside!

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THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS / HUNGRY                                   Let’s not talk about the large number of people                   forms wispy versions of old material along with a track                  a genuine WTF cover of the Round The Twist theme
KIDS OF HUNGARY / BALL PARK                                   who left The Hi-Fi after that and never came back –                   from her recent children’s album (the song is about                      song, twin guitars whinny and intermingle to create
MUSIC                                                         but you better have a good excuse, and ‘it’s a school                 kitchen items), which is a treat in itself.                              a hazy blend of fist-pumping rock and head banging
The Hi-Fi - wed Nov 17                                        night’ doesn’t count. Because after a handful of years,                   Tonight’s bill of fine singer-songwriters epitomises                 metal, all underscored by a molasses-thick groove.
    Barely a week ago, the traditional media devoted          Brisbane’s other smiley pop mainstays The John Steel                  the soul of The Troubadour. Where will these people                          Shellfin draws a big crowd into The Globe’s main
pages of print and minutes of airtime announcing 2010         Singers finally have their debut album on shelves and                 play, come next week? Be prepared for a shortage of                      room, and proceeds to launch into their recent long
to be the year of the indie artist, based on the results of   yet I’m still impatient when they start a few minutes                 acoustic acts touring Brisbane.                                          player, Secondhand Family, like it was a bag of corn
the ARIA awards. Oh, the hyperbole. The collective bl-        after their scheduled playing time. The extra breathing                                                            TIAN ZHANG                  chips during a munchies binge. The band finds their
ogosphere cleverly remained more cautious, either rec-        room is well-received by the remaining crowd who                                                                                               mark venturing through groovy, post-psychedelic jam
ognising the natural flow of such things (where 2011          can now dance to their old favourites and new tracks,                 PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY / HOwL /                                         territory. With a vocalist offstage, planning his next
would once again be filled with reality TV competition        rather than shuffling and rubbing arms as they did                    BEARHUG                                                                  costume, guitar riffs lock in to down-tuned, fuzzed out
winners and forgettable pop starlets), or preferring          previously. JSS really know how to have a good time                   The Hi-Fi - Fri Nov 19                                                   bass lines to create swirling and hypnotic jams. The
to focus on the pulling-teeth-slow-pain of the awards         onstage, and when Robert Forster joins them it’s like                      While their banter could use a little muscle, the op-               kind of jams that make you want to go on a desert
ceremony itself. Similarly, it would be unwise to judge       toddlers meeting a real live superhero. The closing nod               posite is true for Bearhug’s approach to distortion and                  pilgrimage, all the while nodding your head off-time
the strength of the local music scene based on the            to The Saints – a storming group performance of Know                  reverb. The Sydney quintet’s guitar and bass interplay                   because you’re too stoned to keep to the beat.
capacity crowd crammed into every inch of The Hi-Fi           Your Product – seems almost mandatory but enjoyable.                  is a little crude to begin with, but once they hit their                     Tonight’s other album launchers, Silver Ocean
tonight – Lord knows Triple J presenters and tonight’s        Sure, there may be a stonking great Ausmusic Month                    stride and get the balance right, their lo-fi alt-rock at-               Storm, close out the night. The band’s expert proclivity
masters of ceremony Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson did            sign on the back curtain belonging to Triple J, but the               tracts the interest of the growing crowd.                                for brutality is offset by the presence of keyboards in
at every opportunity – because it’s more a testament          big moments of the night are owned by three bands                          Howl, on the other hand, have attention-seeking                     tonight’s mix. Playing cuts from their Architect Of The
to how these three bands with expansive talents have          who were hometown heroes before anyone south of                       behaviour down to a fine art. Amidst a clamour of                        Dying Sun record, the band show off their progressive
reached their current upward trajectories.                    Coolangatta had even heard of them.                                   drums and guitar fuzz, last year’s JJJ Unearthed High                    songwriting chops and showcase a heavy metal band
    Take openers Ball Park Music as an example – an                                                 MITCH ALEXANDER                 winners dim the lights – “We’re going for some mood.”                    with a brain in the head it repeatedly bangs.
über-young quartet that had a strong following before                                                                               they helpfully explain – and dive right into Cabin Fever.                                                             TOM HERSEY
they played their first headline show. Somewhere              HOLLY THROSBY / KIERAN RYAN /                                         A guitarist down (“He’s got haemorrhoids or hepatitis
between choruses chirpier than an aviary, occasional F-       MCKISKO                                                               or something”) they’ve roped in Lachlan from Last                        THAT FESTIVAL
bombs and energetic stage antics (leader Sam Cromack          The Troubadour - Thu Nov 18                                           Dinosaurs to assist on shredding duties. For their coup                  Cabarita Beach Pony Club - Sat Nov 20
has all the wit of Rivers Cuomo and none of the mega-              We all know The Troubadour is closing so I promise               de grâce, Daniel on drums strips down to his undies,                         Gold Coast quintet Pam Pam Pam are putting
lomania), they are the perfect first act. And when Dave       I won’t dwell too much. Fresh from a year’s jaunt in                  Lachlan bleeds all over his guitar and the rest of the                   plenty of effort into their lo-fi rock stylings. Sadly,
McCormack chimes in for a belting version of Custard          Berlin, McKisko appears grateful to be back in the arms               band hurl themselves around in true rock fashion.                        the slower closing number does prematurely kill
favourite Apartment, well, what more could you ask for?       of Brisbane audiences and, in particular, at the venue                     Former I Heart Hiroshima (and brand new Philadel-                   the energy they’ve generated. Brissie five-piece The
    Hungry Kids Of Hungry, not much older than the            where she played her first gig. Her piercing bright voice             phia Grand Jury) drummer, Susie Dreamboat makes                          Belligerents follow them on the Jam Tent stage,
youngest of the crowd but already veterans of local           contrasts starkly to her timid demeanour and she plays                her hometown debut with a leap onstage during the                        their angular guitar-driven rock, chunky bass riffs and
venues, can include tonight’s slot in their long list of      an endearing set of minimalist folk.                                  band’s opening cover of 99 Problems. Fresh from a Eu-                    keyboard effects producing what will be one of the
achievements for the year, with perhaps a minor excep-             Next is Kieran Ryan, one-half of acclaimed                       ropean tour and stint in the UK, the Philly Jays appear                  best sets on this stage today – the matching singlets
tion. Blasting out of the gates early with debut album        Melbourne band, Kid Sam. He performs slow, lilting                    a more professional outfit as a result of the experi-                    are a nice touch too.
fave Wristwatch, the four lads (aided by pal Remy Boc-        versions of Kid Sam songs that somehow take on a                      ence, but perhaps at the expense of their charmingly                         In the Dance Tent, Purple Sneakers (accompanied
calatte on guitar) slightly stumbled when their guests        life of their own. Amazingly, Ryan is able to captivate               extemporaneous on-stage antics. With new material                        by two dancing girls in bikinis) are mixing up favourites
– Seja Vogel, the 10-strong Inland Sea and omnipresent        the audience armed only with his acoustic guitar and                  in the works, we’re treated to a couple of fresh tracks                  from the like of LCD Soundsystem and the Chemical
Mel Tickle – played, the songs almost collapsing under        signature haunting voice.                                             including A New Package For You and the latest single,                   Brothers. Starting off with a bit of funk and soul, Can-
the weight. Reclaiming ground with a cover of Kylie’s              Holly Throsby previews a number of songs from                    Save Our Town. The latter attracts a big cheer, but the                  yons move in to more conventional house and disco
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and new track Coming             her upcoming release, Team, and if new single Here Is                 crowd’s most energetic reactions are reserved the clos-                  territory too, including their new single My Rescue.
Around, the crowd’s final response was the closest            My Co-Pilot is anything to go by, expect a more upbeat                ing triumvirate of past hits, I’m Going To Kill For, Going                   Those looking for chaos are in the Jam Tent, rocking
thing we’ll get to Beatlemania without a riot.                Holly with some electronics thrown in. She also per-                  To The Casino and The Good News.                                         out to Depths Of Balsa, the bluesy Gold Coast garage
                                                                                                                                                                                       NILS HAY              duo give their guitar and drums some serious punish-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ment, all to the delight of the audience. As for Velocirap-
                                                                                                                                    GARETH LIDDIARD / LOENE CARMEN                                           tor, the Brisbane 11-piece clearly came for the rider and
                                                                                                                                    The Old Museum - Fri Nov 19                                              stayed to bring some retro rock shenanigans to the stage,
                                                                                                                                         Embarrassingly enough, this reviewer enters The                     slurred banter to the punters and grief to the sound guys.
                                                                                                                                    Old Museum – a venue he’s never attended before – via                        Miami Horror take the Main Stage’s technical issues
                                                                                                                                    the wrong door, and spends most of Loene Carmen’s                        in their stride, producing an upbeat set for the swelling
                                                                                                                                    set wandering around the labyrinthine structure before                   crowd. Little Red push things a step further; inviting us to
                                                                                                                                    stumbling across the night’s headliner himself warming                   A Place Called Love and dedicating their closing number
                                                                                                                                    up in a practice room. Now pointed in the right direc-                   Rock It to the partying schoolies in the audience. The day’s
                                                                                                                                    tion, I catch the end of Carmen’s set and, like many oth-                biggest crowd is reserved for festival faves Regurgitator,
                                                                                                                                    ers, am impressed by her smoky-yet-fragile blues voice.                  the trio unleashing a torrent of crowd favourites stretch-
                                                                                                                                         One of the most compelling things about Drones                      ing back to 1996’s Kong Foo Sing. Finally, dishonourable
                                                                                                                                    frontman Gareth Liddiard’s solo shows is the way he                      mentions to all who left before You Am I’s set. With Tim
                                                                                                                                    mixes his songs – characteristically howling, damaged                    Rogers clad in a pink velvet jacket, swigging wine from
                                                                                                                                    and dangerous numbers – with wryly funny spoken                          the bottle and cajoling the crowd to dance, the five-piece
                                                                                                                                    introductions. For instance, about set opener Blondin                    don’t spare any hits and bring the festival to an end with
                                                                                                                                    Makes An Omelette, he says: “Blondin’s a metaphor for                    the unmistakable strains of Mr. Milk.
                                                                                                                                    the British empire, or any empire you have lying about,                                                                     NILS HAY
                                                                                                                                    and the understudy’s a metaphor for, uhm… Brisbane!”
                                                                                                                                    Liddiard’s set-list is decidedly simple: the entirety of                 THE GIN CLUB / THE MALADIES / THE
                                                                                                                                    new album Strange Tourist, played in order, with no                      STRESS OF LEISURE
                                                                                                                                    encore (no Drones songs, then). But what a pleasure it                   The Hi-Fi - Sat Nov 20
                                                                                                                                    is to revisit Strange Tourist in the live setting, essentially                With what may be one of the more appropriate
                                                                                                                                    as it was recorded: one man, his voice, and his acoustic                 band names of the week (a big call considering the
                                                                                                                                    guitar, no overdubs. He’s a compelling player who                        headline act’s proclivity to beverage overindulgence),
                                                                                                                                    demands silence in order that the dynamics of his                        opening act The Stress Of Leisure aren’t entirely
                                                                                                                                    songs can be appreciated and the audience fortunately                    comfortable in their musical skin of off-kilter jagged art
                                                                                                                                    obliges (between songs there’s a surround-sound                          rock. Frontman Ian Powne spends too much time tout-
                                                                                                                                    cacophony of beer cans cracking, which Liddiard, who                     ing the ‘quirky’ elements of their songs – this one is in
                                                                                                                                    has written so well about the pleasures of drinking,                     5/4 time, this one has different numbers in the lyrics of
                                                                                                                                    must appreciate: his music’s more important than beer                    each verse, etc. – and spruiking merchandise, time that
                                                                                                                                    to these people). But it’s not a dour or humourless                      would be better spent connecting with the audience.
                                                                                                                                    show: Liddiard cracks wise between songs and talks to                    The Maladies do this by force, keeping things more
                                                                                                                                    the audience, even promising a beer to anyone who                        confronting with a sound that turns from gentle melo-
                                                                                                                                    can tell him about the Aokigahara forest in Japan with-                  dies to crushing guitar walls on a hairpin. Little leader
                                                                                                                                    out resorting to their iPhones (the forest, a favoured                   Daniele Marando is an obvious focus point, hurling his
                                                                                                                                    spot for suicides, features prominently in the lyrics to                 arms and voice around like a rag doll and supporting
                                                                                                                                    Strange Tourist). And, of course, Liddiard performs with                 the band’s cacophonous yet agreeable set. Call it ironic,
                                                                                                                                    gusto, howling out his songs with the intensity that                     call it obvious, call it what you will, but this is probably
                                                                                                                                    made the Drones’ live shows famous.                                      the most sober I’ve ever seen The Gin Club and it’s one
                                                                                                                                                                                CHAD PARKHILL                I may have enjoyed the most. From the opening chords
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Company Kept, the eight-strong outfit are switched
                                                                                                                                    SILVER OCEAN STORM / SHELLFIN /                                          on, tight and ready to please. Even when you can’t
                                                                                                                                    HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER / PERSPEKTIV                                         hear all the lyrics – pity the sound crew that have to
                                                                                                                                    The Globe - Sat Nov 20                                                   level seven vocal microphones – the voices are strong
                                                                                                                                        In light of the fate befalling The Valley’s charming                 enough that you can pretty much colour in the blank
                                                                                                                                    smaller venues, the rumours of money troubles plagu-                     spots. There’s a newish album and third single Chop-
                                                                                                                                    ing The Globe still can’t put a dent in the enthusiasm                   pin’ Wood to promote, but the set incorporates the
                                                                                                                                    of a crowd of local metal fans. The buzzing amplifiers                   band’s many years, recordings and influences – from
                                                                                                                                    draw the crowd away from the bar and to the stage                        the country jam of Drug Flowers to more ‘turned up
                                                                                                                                    as four-piece Perspektiv open the show. Equal parts                      to 11’ rockers like 10 Paces Away. A 90-minute set for
                                                                                                                                    metal and melody, their set of alt rock is growing                       a local band only seemed indulgent at the beginning,
                                                                                                                                    stronger in the live arena.                                              but while they lost a few patrons towards the end, the
                                                                                                                                        After a start marred by technical difficulties, the                  bulk of the show flows quickly again. Before you know
                                                                                                                                    High Plains Drifter support squad is both vocal and                      it, you’re out on Boundary Street, flagging a cab while
                                                                                                                                    drunk by the time the band play their first notes. As                    humming Abigail far too loudly for a public space.
                                                                                                                                    the band work their way through their set, containing                                                             MITCH ALEXANDER

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                                                                MUSICIaN PrOFILe :: ASA BROOMHALL

                                                                Hard-playing Brisbane blues & roots machine ASA BROOMHALL takes a break from work to chat with
                                                                GEARED about juicy-sounding boys’ toys (warning: geekout).

                                                                         EARED: Chris O’Neill, the drummer who                   to go within a size constraint. Whenever I’m playing,
                                                                         plays with you, told me you’re a diehard ef-            I’m the frontman of the band – we don’t have huge,
                                                                         fects nut, Asa. What’s on your board?                   drawn-out improvised solos, even though I’d love to
                                                                ASA BROOMHALL [shows Geared photos of his                        [laughs], but I often get caught up with what pedal to
                                                                pedalboard]: The WOBO, which is just a clean boost –             change other than what I’m singing and the direction
                                                                someone’s put me onto them. It’s a cheap Polish pedal            of the music. I don’t have set pedal changes for songs
                                                                – you know, bulletproof Communist stuff [laughs].                – that depends on the feel. It’s the sort of a board that
                                                                G: Made of tank?                                                 allows me to not have to think about it too much as
                                                                AB: Yeah, tank! So I’ve got the WOBO Buffer/Booster and          I know what everything sounds like. It will change in
                                                                amp switcher – that starts and ends the signal chain. The        time, but there are a couple of things that I’ll probably
                                                                buffer, or the line driver, stops the signal degradation that    never want to change, and one of them is that Keeley-
          MUSICIAN'S GUIDE november 23 2010

                                                                you get with any kind of pedal chain, whether it’s true-         modded Blues Driver; I just love the sound of that
                                                                bypass or not, and the clean boost always helps. Now,            thing. The Carbon Copy I think is a great pedal, too,
                                                                the Buddy Guy wah is an absolute treat – you’d think             and the Buddy Guy wah – I’ve been through lots of
                                                                there’s not much difference between wahs, but there’s            wahs, but that one looks cool with all the polka dots.
                                                                just something about it. It’s got a good sweep and it’s          G: I’ve also heard you have quite a few guitars –
                                                                not too wide like a lot of wahs tend to be when they go          which ones do you use live?
                                                                from heavy, saturated midrange frequency to a high. The          AB: I have heaps of guitars! For my acoustic solo shows,
                                                                old Boss PH-1 – the Japanese two-knob phaser, which              the setup is obviously totally different – I sit down
                                                                is pretty juicy. The Blues Driver is a Keeley-modified one;      and I use a stompbox, which are getting super-duper-
                                                                the standard ones sound terrible. It basically stays on the      cliched, but I’ve been using it for a long time. It’s just
                                                                whole gig – it’s my base sound. The Tubescreamer is just         a kick drum, mic and a wooden box. I never thought I
                                                                for boosting the solos – I could probably replace it.            would, but I use Maton guitars now. For years, I was try-
                                                                G: I’ve had mine modded to triple-output.                        ing to use all sorts of different, fancy guitars and pickup
                                                                AB: Oh really? I’ve always thought of it as a little bit         systems and I was never happy with my live acoustic
                                                                midrange-y, with not a lot of variation in the sound.            sound but I never wanted to try a Maton because
                                                                Maybe I’ll get it modded... Then, I go into a Lovepedal          everybody’s had one. The reason everybody has them
                                                                Pickle Vibe, which is a miniature Leslie emulator with an        is they’re good, well-made, robust guitars at a good
                                                                internal trim pot for the depth, so I constantly have to         price and the pickup system is as good as you’re going
                                                                take it off and muck around with it. I wouldn’t ever re-         to get when you’re plugged in. I have four Matons –
                                                                place the MXR Carbon Copy – I use that for long delays,          three of them I use live and one’s my back-up guitar;
                                                                because I like that analogue sound – and I use a DD-3            two of them are Minis and two are 808s. For my electric
                                                                for short delays. I run that into a Holy Grail Nano for          shows, I’m not too precious about the types of guitars
                                                                reverb and out through the WOBO amp switcher, from               or pickups I have. My main guitar is a Strat-style 1982           thing – in D tuning. I also have a bunch of other electrics:
                                                                which I can go into two amps at once, and a TU-3 tuner.          Ibanez Blazer, which is a Japanese-made three-single-             a late ‘70s Japanese Les Paul copy with mini-humbuckers
                                                                They’re all powered by a classic T-Rex Fuel Tank. I’ve put       coil. I also have an ‘80s Ibanez Roadstar, but I don’t use        – like a Deluxe ripoff, but it’s an Emperador. I’m not
 SKETCH-A-SONG                                                  them all on a board that fits into a little suitcase that I
                                                                found; I used to have a bigger board, but you’re going
                                                                                                                                 that live. I’ve got a Gretsch Bo Diddley, which is a square
                                                                                                                                 guitar – I initially got it for novelty value, but it turned
                                                                                                                                                                                                   precious about electric guitars – when I find a good one,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   I’m like “yeah, that’s it!” A lot of people are Strats-only or
 Tired of forgetting or losing your precious, poten-
                                                                to sound like yourself no matter what you play. People           out to be a really kicking guitar.                                Les Paul-only, but I’ll use a humbucker guitar once and a
 tially genius musical ideas? Not so keen on carrying
                                                                get too much into using effects rather than using them           G: It’s often hip to be square.                                   single-coil one next; I like to have one of each onstage.
 a dictaphone at all times? This one’s for you, then
                                                                musically. It’s pretty compact – everything’s screwed            AB: I fitted it out with TV Jones Filtertron pickups – the
 – these days, you can have an actual sketchpad that
                                                                down; I’ve built the base, raised it up and ran the cables.      handwoven American ones – and it sounds awesome, I                ASA BRooMHALL plays Mullum Music
 allows you to capture those moments of inspiration
                                                                I don’t do velcro because it falls off and moves and stuff,      think. I’ve got a photo of the lineup of axes I had for the       Festival on Sun Nov 28 (with his band), tempo
 on your phone. Sydney singer-songwriter and for-
                                                                and I’ve marked most of the knobs to where I like them.          Hoodoo Gurus tour [shows on his phone]: that’s the Blazer         Hotel on thu Dec 2, Springwood Hotel on Fri Dec
 ward-thinking developer John Vella – who Geared
                                                                So ... pedals. We all love pedals and like I said, most of       and the Gretsch Bo Diddley – these are my two main                3, Nerang’s Hinterland Hotel on Sat Dec 4 (all
 interviewed in 965 – has new clips of his fantastic
                                                                this stuff is pretty simple and all these effects I like –       electric axes – and a five-string banjo with a pickup. My         solo, supporting Ian Moss), tamborine’s Bearded
 Songcatcher app in action on his YouTube channel
                                                                they’re in an order that works.                                  old man was a banjo player, so unfortunately I started            Dragon tavern on Sun Dec 5 (solo) and Maleny’s The app
                                                                G: Simple and effective.                                         playing it. For slide stuff, I use a 1979 Duolian dobro –         upfront club on Fri Dec 10. check out www.
 is available from the iTunes store for $2.49.
                                                                AB: I could go absolutely crazy, but I’ve forced myself          that’s just an absolutely fantastic-sounding, growling   for more info.

                                                                                                                                        BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

                                                                                                                                            WITH ASA BROOMHALL
                                                                                                                                            & THE LION AND RYAN
                                                                                                                                               Thursday December 2
                                                                                                                                               The Tempo
                                                                                                                                                Tickets available from
                                                                                                                                                    or 1300 762 545

                                                                                                                                                 Friday December 3
                                                                                                                                               Tickets from the venue
                                                                                                                                                  or (07) 3208 4444

                                                                                                                                               Saturday December 4
                                                                                                                                                  Gold Coast
                                                                                                                                               Tickets from the venue
                                                                                                                                                  or (07) 5557 1699

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                                                                                  Tolex, super-responsive all-tube 40-watt amp. 6L6 output tubes, two 10” 8-ohm                terface. Perfect condition. Great for recording music with your computer. Sell $300          GUITARIST/VOCALIST I’m mainly a guitarist but also singer. Recorded tonnes of
                                                                                  Jensen® P10R speakers, spring reverb, Tube Vibrato, two-button footswitch and       0411 497 125                                                       originals. Mostly punk but also pop rock, alternative & acoustic. Inf Green Day, Anti
                                                                                  tilt-back legs. $1700 ONO - Keith 0403 933 128                           RECORDING SOFTWARE Protools professional recording software with M-Box in-                   Flag, Rancid, Blink 182, Nirvana. Check out links for originals
                                                                                  FENDER PICKUPS Fender Samaritan cobalt noiseless pickups as new. $100 tede-                  terface. Perfect condition. Great for recording music with your computer. Sell $300          fus94
                                                                         0415 764 370                                                  0411 497 125                                                       LEAD GUITARIST LOOKING TO JOIN BLUES BAND Lead guitarist now looking for
                                                                                  FENDER PRINCETON CHORUS PR-82 AMP Great solid state amp in good condi-                       RODE M3 MICROPHONE Condenser microphone including windsock & case $110                       fun & enjoyment as opposed to stardom. Seeking like minded people (say over the
                                                                                  tion. Small catch in front fabric. No other issues. 2 x 10 inch speakers. Great sound. 0402 284 776                                                           age of 40) to play basically blues/rock. Maybe gigging later. My preference is for the
                                                                                  Pedal incl. $499.00. 0421 012 876                                  ROGER MAYER OCTAVIA Original octave up “Hendrix” effect, analog vision series,               south/western side of Brisbane
                                                                                  FENDER SHOWMAN 4X12 CABINET Fender straight cab 4x12, excellent condi-                       top quality effect stomp box. It’s used, but in excellent condition $250 pereira.fred-       RHYTHM AND BLUES GUITARIST Lead guitarist, style from Wilson Pickett to Bud-
                                                                                  tion, never gigged, mono/stereo 300 watts. $700             0409 066 693                                                                 dy Guy. Looking for working/near working band. Have own gears & transport pro
                                                                                  FENDER TELE 72 CUSTOM Fender Tele Japanese, black with maple neck, VGC,                      ROLAND DEP 3 RACKMOUNT EFFECTS UNIT Vintage Roland DEP 3 Multi-Effects                       gear & sound. Improvising style of playing, (not a clone). Call if interested. Brisbane
                                                                                  set up by John @ the Guitar Repairers, reluctant sale, string gauge 10-47, $1100             processor. Full rack width unit. Ideal for studio or live digital effects processing.        North Side 0402 030 693
                                                                                                                                              Good condition. Studio use only. Cash only $100 0419 798                  TWO METAL GUITARISTS AVAILABLE 2 guitarists looking to jam some up-beat
                                                                                  FENDER TEX MEX STRAT 1996 Candy apple red with maple neck. Modded to                         289                                                                                          brutal metal w/the goal of gigging ASAP. We both have pro grade gear, transport &
                                                                                  look like “57 reissue”. Closet classic condition. Plays & sounds great $750 3820             ROLAND TD-6 ELECTRIC KIT Solid 5-piece kit (mesh snare, 3 toms, hats, crash, ride            are dedicated. Inf: Bullet For My Valentine, BMTH, Attack Attack!, TDWP & The Amity
                                                                                  7931                                                                                         & kick), dual trigger pads, a ton of great kits/samples, midi-capable, all in great con-     Affliction 0431 528 789
                                                                                  FENDER VINTAGE MODIFIED PBASS (SQUIER) Fender vintage modified pbass                         dition $1200 0423 397 580
                                                                                  for sale. Great condition, barely any wear, plays great, sounds great, recently set          ROLAND TD-6 up for grabs, snare & toms have mesh heads. Single bass drum                     KeYBOard PLaYer aVaILaBLe
                                                                                  up $300                                                       pedal, drum stool & sticks included, great kit. Beginner to expert will enjoy these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NEED KEYS? Keys/synth player looking for originals band in Bris. Ranging any-
                                                                                  FOR SALE:MODDED BOSS SD1 PEDAL Boss Super Overdrive Pedal modded to                          drums. Cost $2800 selling for $1900. Ph Shane 0420 816 407
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            where from indie to melodic hardcore. Inf: Emarosa, Enter Shikari, The Amity Af-
                                                                                  Tubescreamer specs fat mod. Much heavier overdrive & headroom than stand-                    SAMSON RS12M SPEAKER SET FOR SALE Two Samson RS12M speakers. Re-                                             ard. Perfect condition in box $70 ono 0415 095 861
                                                                                  FRAMUS COBRA RARE SNAKESKIN HEAD & CAB 1 of a kind Framus Cobra in
                                                                                                                                                                               sound loudspeakers features heavy-duty, custom designed low frequency drivers,
                                                                                                                                                                               a 12 in. $200 pair 0402 580 748
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fliction, Minus The Bear, Foals. Gigging experience. 21 y/o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            au 0406 974 629
                                                                                  Dark Red & Black Snake Skin Tolex w/Cobra Badges. Comes w/Matching 2x12 Vin-                 SAX Yanagisawa tenor saxophone. Solid bronze, immaculate. A beautiful instru-                OTHer MUSICIaNS aVaILaBLe
                                                                                  tage 30s Framus Cobra Cab with the same Snakeskin Tolex & Badge. Most brutal                 ment $3900. No offers 0431 031 791
                                                                                  amp in the world perfect condition $4000 ONO 0410 576 257                                    SCHECTER BLACKJACK ATX-FR Top of the line guitar from Schecter. Seymour                      NEW AGE MUSICIAN AVAILBLE FOR PERFORMANCES Soulful ethereal female
                                                                                  FX PEDALS IN FLIGHT CASE Assorted effects pedals in a flight case, Ibanez TS9,               Duncan Blackouts, Original Floyd Rose, ebony fretboard, Grover tuners. White. No             vocal style, lyrics about inner peace, emotive ambient keys and slow deep beats.
                                                                                  Boss DD2 Delay, Boss Blues Driver, Boss Compression Sustainer, Boss Chorus En-               case sorry. Desperate sell! $850 0439 080 807                               Meditative music. 0402 741 365
                                                                                  semble CE3, Boss AB2 Switch, Cry Baby Wah Wah, including power supply and                    SELLING DRUM GEAR 3 cymbals (Ride, hats & splash Sabian B8). 2 cymbals stands.
                                                                                  Flight Case. $900 ONO - Keith 0403 933 128                               1 Hi hat stand (missing clutch). Used but in very good condition. 800$ ONO (will             SINger aVaILaBLe
                                                                                  GIBSON 1961 EB0 BASS First batch made of the SG shape in 1961. VGC. Origi-                   include extra free stuff). Ashton double kick for $120. Contact me (Xavier) xavier-          DESPERATELY SEEKING BAND WITH PASSION! My instrument is my voice. I need
                                                                                  nal case, body, heads, pup & dealer flyer May 61. Hipshot bridge. Replacement       0450 104 195                                                         a band to complete the picture. Gold Coast based. Covers of R’n’B, soft rock, jazz,
                                                                                  Gibson pots, pickguard & string cover $2900 ono 3888                    SPEAKER CAB 1X12 Celestion 75w 16 ohm. As new, never been gigged $250 0448                   ballads. Drums, bass, keys, guitar princesssandy-
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     bogner shiva head & combo’s         uberschall head and uber-cab!            GIBSON ACOUSTIC Up for offer is a genuine 1959 Lgo Gibson acoustic guitar                    SQUIER TELECASTER DUAL HUMBUCKERS As new vintage modified custom                             FEM VOX FOR STEAMPUNK BAND Adventures burles fem vox for epical exotic
        in stock!! 6l6 or el34!             the best metal amp ever!              w/hard case. Very sweet thing & plays lovely. Great condition for a guitar of its            Squier Telecaster, black, w/dual humbuckers. Never gigged, played maybe three                band 0407 518 947
                                                                                  vintage. $1800 0404 556 650                                        times at home. Complete with hardcase $350 ono don.macarthur68@bigpond.                      GROWLS, EXHALE MIDS & HIGHS, SCREAMS 18 years old. I have been practising
       Showroom open Sat 9 - 5 call bernie 0418 768 236                           GIBSON LES PAUL 2004 Les Paul Standard, vintage sunburst, nickel hardware,50s                com 0415 339 496                                                                             screaming for about 6 months now & wouldn’t mind making some sick music w/
                                                                                  neck profile, AA flamed Maple top,genuine USA made registered in Gibson data-                TAMA IRON COBRA FLEXIGLIDE DOUBLE KICKS Sweet, sweet double kicks. Ex-                       people. Have my own equipment
                 2/24 Expo Ct Ashmore Qld 4214                                    base, great looking guitar, Original Burst Bucker pro pickups, Gibson case, forced
                                                                                  sale, excellent $2450 neg 0417 648 840
                                                                                                                                                                               tremely light yet powerful action, can be adjusted to no end. Comes with original
                                                                                                                                                                               hardcase including a bunch of spares & case candy $400
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            METAL SINGER KEEN TO MAKE IT I’m a male singer who excels in both melodic &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            more heavy vocals. For my style think Atreyu, Senses Fail, etc. I’m looking for a band
       located at Blind Boy Studios - Vintage Vibes, Modern Skills                GIBSON LES PAUL SUPREME Great condition, 2003 model, rootbeer finish, case,
                                                                                  candy & checklist supplied. $3000 ono, Also will take trades esp lower Les Pauls
                                                                                                                                                                               0423 397 580
                                                                                                                                                                               TAMA STARCLASSIC 5PCE SHELL PACK INC HARDWARE 22”8”10”12”14” Tama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I gel with & can both record & tour with. Just starting to write my own lyrics, so a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            little rough in that area
       P: 0419 717 441                        w/cash. Txt or email 0401 317 305                                    Starclassic Shell Pack, all the Tama roadpro hardware and starcast mounting                  NEED A MALE SINGER? AND A GUITARIST? I sing, he plays guitar & does backup
                                                                                  GUITAR AMP 100WATT Jade 100-VR storm 100watt valvestate electric guitar                      sytems to mount the shells will be provided and I’ll throw in a couple of extra road-        vox. We’re mainly into metal but will have a go at anything that grooves, bumps,
                                                                                  amp. Very loud amp with 12” speaker combo. Reverb has stopped working but                    pro boom stands, email me if you have any questions. $2800.00 Planetmagpie@                  grinds...or just plain makes noise. Influences are pretty eclectic. Will play covers or
                                                                                  apart from that works fine $250 ono 0407 759 698                                                                                                  originals
12-STRING IBANEZ ACOUSTIC 12 String Ibanez Acoustic guitar. Comes with            GUITAR AMP PEAVEY BANDIT 112 80 watt 12” combo. Features 2 channel                           TENOR SAX Yamaha tenor sax $1000 a few marks here & there. Plays OK suit a pro               SINGER AVAILABLE FOR PINK COVERS Female singer looking for musos for Pink
an extra set of strings & a Hardcase. Like new condition. $350 ono. adam@         footswitchable reverb/saturation & more. Great loud fat tone VGC $350 faithw@                or learner will swap for laptop or Fender                                covers. Already existing band even better. Call ASAP so we can hit the stage this                                                      0428 744 963                                                                  VESTAX VMC 185XL MIXER Excellent condition mixer, been in my room since un-                  year! 0406 584 686
1974 GIBSON SG FOR SALE Tobacco burst USA Gibson 74 SG. Has been                  GUITAR TECHNIQUES Magazines approx 60 complete with CDs will separate $6                     boxed from new $300 0409 066 693                                 SINGER AVAILABLE I’m a 20yo female singer seeking a serious band or duo look-
around the traps. So much charm, looks its age & sounds like rock’n’roll.         each 0402 284 776                                                      VOCAL EFFECTS PEDAL FOR SALE The TC-Helicon Tone create is an effects pedal                  ing to gig, with interests in rock, pop, soul, RNB & acoustic music. I have stage expe-
Reluctant sale, comes with original hard case. Just had professional set up.      HI-HAT STAND YAMAHA HS650A. Single-braced. Good condition, with clutch                       specifically designed for vocals. It’s a great bit of kit with lots of options and easy to   rience & have been singing for a number of years. If interested feel free to drop me
Offers over $2000 considered                                $100 0415 665 300                                                                            use. I bought it in the states so a power adapter is needed ($20-$30) $200 ono. For          a line 0430 296 502
1980 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM Ebony finish w/nickel hardware. Beauti-               HISCOX GUITAR CASE Liteflite Pro II, As new hardly used, Has Maton branding                  photos email                                                            SINGER GUITARIST Looking to form duo or band doing 60s to 2000s pop rock gj@
fully aged binding & finish. This guitar plays and sounds amazing. Only selling   on side, Fits Maton 808 and other smaller bodied acoustics, $100 hiscoxcases.                VOX SATURATOR Pedal as new in box w/manual $150               0403 522 772
as I want a flamed top Les Paul. Will consider part swap. Email to arrange to     com/guitar_hiscox.htm                                                0402 284 776                                                                                 TEENAGE SINGER AVAILABLE 15 y/o singer, looking to write music & do gigs. Pref-
see & play it! $3500 ono                             HOFNER ICON BEATLLE BASS Excellent condition. Fret job done when new                         VOX VALVETRONIX VT50 As new 50 watt Vox vale amp modulator amp, built in                     erably rock/punk music. Looking for people around the same age kaitlyne.2008@
ACOUSTIC GUITAR Maton ECW80C dreadnought w/cutaway, all solid QLD                 $575                                                                                         effects, with foot switching pedal $300 0417 792 466             0433 648 628 (txt only)
maple back & sides, AA Sitka spruce top, AP5 pickup. Unique timber patterns       IBANEZ RG570 MIJ ‘97 Made in Japan, 1997, Fujigen Factory Original Wizard                    WAH PEDAL FOR SALE Selling a DOD FX17 wah pedal. All metal case optical
on fingerboard & top. Original Maton hardcase inc. Excellent condition, pro-      17mm neck @ 1st Fret Edge Tremolo, V7/S1/V8 pickups Rare finish (FGR - Flaked
                                                                                  Green), made for one year only. Plus Ibanez hard case. 95 Mint $825
                                                                                                                                                                               circuit, small footprint, great w/distortion, made in USA, GC $80 ono pkbanks@
                                                                                                                                                                      0415 095 861
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fessionally setup $1350 0408 274 172
ALESIS QUADREVERB GT in good condition including manual & original                IBANEZ SZ520QM in blue quilted maple. Has been modified to have cream                        YAMAHA BB615 PROFESSIONAL 5 STRING BASS Yamaha professional series
power supply $175 0402 284 776                              pickup surrounds & prs style gold volume & tone knobs. Works perfect $450 ono                5-string electric bass guitar. As new. Black in colour w/chrome hardware & fully
AMERICAN FENDER STRATOCASTER FOR SALE Sunburst American Deluxe           0407 759 698                                                            active electronics. Studio use only. As played by leading professionals worldwide.
50th Anniversary Stratocaster. Sounds plays amazing. Recent professional          IMMACULATE GIBSON LES PAUL SUPREME Flamed Tiger Stripe Carved Maple                          Cash only $700 0419 798 289
setup 22 Medium Jumbo Frets, C Shape neck profile, S-1 switching system.          Front Back. No Case View on PBucket search Natpresaea Manual Hang Tag offers                 YAMAHA EMX5000 20 CHANNEL POWERED DESK Yamaha EMX5000 20 chan-
Pearl inlays Includes original Hard Case Offers over $1800 considered ports-      over $1200 0432 178 423                                           nel powered Mixing desk $800 inc wooden travel case. 2 x 500 w mult mode stereo                                                                  JACKSON DK-1 MADE IN U.S.A. Gloss black, EMG-81 and EMG-85 active hum-                       power each channel with 3 band EQ w/sweepable mids. 2 x effects sends. 9 band
AMP VOX AD30VT Vox amp AD30VT w/Vox VFS2 dual footswitch. Good                    bucker pick-ups, mother of pearl shark-fin inlays, ebony fretboard (24 frets),               graphic Equalizer 2 x pre/post auxs & channel on/off buttons little_wing1970@
condition, only ever used in home. Must sell, moving overseas $200 ono ti-        maple neck, original floyd-rose double locking tremelo, with hardcase. Perfect      0402 580 748 0414 920 950                                                   condition $2,000. 3-820-2293                                    YAMAHA JAMES MORRISON PRO TRUMPET Full brass bell. As new, in very good
AMPEG CLASSIC 4X10 BASS CAB Ampeg classic 4x10 bass cab. 2 yo great               JOE SATRIANI Tablature books strange beautiful music & is there love in space                condition w/hardcase $1100 0448 387 150
condition. Selling for $750 0404 870 045                     $30 0402 284 776                                                       YAMAHA PA FOR SALE PA include Yamaha EMX68s Powered Mixer, 2x JBL SF25
ARE YOU READY FOR THE ATTENTION? Amazing 7 piece DW kit                           JOMOX T RESONATOR FILTER Analog filter with delay, lfo, envelopes. Multiple                  Speakers & Speaker Cables $1350 O.N.O 0421 830 685
8,10,12,14,16” rack toms, 4x13 snare, 22” bass. Electric Blue. PLUS six Dixon     modulation routing possibilities. True stereo. New w/warranty, Australian power              YAMAHA PA Yamaha PA package including an EMX62M 4-channel powered mix-
double braced stands. PLUS Janus hihat/dble bass pedal. Everything pow-           supply $550 0409 066 693                                         er, two BR12 speakers w/cables & stands, a microphone stand & lead. Pick up only.
der coated black! PLUS cases for all drums. Everything in excellent cond. es-     KORG 3000G MULTI EFFECT BOARD Korg 3000G board for sale, great multi ef-                     $600 or nearest offer 0417 075 000                                              fect board in good condition. $400 ono. Contact me 0433                ZILDJIAN A AVEDIS 20” Earth Ride Cymbal. In near-new condition. Heavy ping,
ARMSTRONG PROFESSIONAL SERIES ALTO FLUTE Absolute collectors                      372 856                                                                                      blasting bell $400 0414 533 454
item. Armstrong (USA) professional series Alto Flute in G. Sterling Silver head   KORG AX3000G Korg AX3000G multi effects unit. Great effects board hundreds                   ZILDJIAN A CUSTOM 14” Hi-hats. Brand new $450 0414 533 454
joint, closed hole. Vintage instrument in good condition. Cash only $1490         of options $250. Retail at $600, sell for $250 0405 180 0419 798 289                                                   456                                                                                           MUSICIaNS aVaILaBLe
ART SGX 2000 EXPRESS With foot pedal in excellent condition $395 dscarr@          KUSTOM AMP HEAD Kustom 100HD 100watt solid state amp head. Has some 0402 284 776                                                       scuffs and a 1” chip at the bottom front but amp works fine. Also has built-in                BaSS PLaYer aVaILaBLe
BARGAIN TUBE MIC PREAMP TL-Audio PA-1 flagship stereo tube mic                    effects such as chorus, reverb & delay $100 ono 0407
preamp. Bought for $2000 2 years ago. Yours for $800. Warm, solid, transpar-      759 698                                                                                      BASS PLAYER 25 YO Looking for Gold Coast based band. Good gear, transport,
ent sounding preamp. DI, phantom, hi/lo cut filters on both channels. Pic-        KUSTOM HEAD & CAB FOR SALE This 100watt Head and 260watt Cab will                            been playing a few years with plenty of gig experience. Into alt/prog rock but will-
tures available on request                                BLOW AWAY any drummer. It has a great sound has been well looked after, it                   ing to try anything w/attitude 5559 0208
BASS AMP FOR SALE! An used BEHRINGER bass amp for sale. 80 watt. Bought           has a few scratches (from previous owner) & never been driven hard. $800                     BASS PLAYER AVAILABLE 28 year old bassist available, been playing 18 years got
it 2 months ago. PRICE: $120! Please contact me if you want! lcs.charles@hot-     ono For more photos or info don’t hesitate to email                        awesome gear, heaps of effects, dedicated, inf: Tool, Perfect Circle, Led Zepplin,           BaSS PLaYer waNTed 0431 201 545 (messages only)                                             forgot10cause?feature=mhum#p/a/u/1/FoMX_HQ9mJ4                          Jimmy Hendrix, into off-time stuff 0422 295 451                                              ARE YOU A BASS GUITARIST? Alternative rock band seeking a bass guitarist for
BASS AMP LANEY 160W COMBO Laney bass amp, good condition, 160W,                   K-YARI ACOUSTIC GUITAR Hand crafted in Japan in 1987 with Japanese Maple                     BASS PLAYER AVAILABLE Experienced mature bass player (electric & double                      originals band. 14 songs written. Seeking a committed muso for once a week re-
great for gigging, combo with 1x15 inch speaker. 4 years old. $400 ono dan-       Top, Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck with Rosewood fretboard. Beautiful guitar                 bass) available for gigs & sessions. Adaptable, creative, good reader dalejonesmu-           hearsals leading to EP and live gigs. Taste of songs at YouTube link. Inf: Pearl Jam, 0438 784 379                                      to play and hear. L.R Baggs Element Active Pickup System with Volume/Tone           0408 893 545                                                         Muse, Soundgarden, Nirvana exoticslade@hotmail.
BOSS -500H VOLUME PEDAL Adjust pedal feel, expression pedal function,             Controls in case - $1400 - Keith 0403 933 128                            BASS PLAYER AVAILABLE FOR SESSION WORK Bassist available for live/record-                    com 0439 768 757
tuner output jack, brand new in box $130. Boss chromatic tuner TU-2 $120.         LEFT-HAND ACE FREHLEY REPLICA Sunburst Les Paul shaped guitar with 3                         ing/touring work. Six years’ experience, most styles. Some backing vox, keys &               BASS GUITAR Covers band/originals? Looking 4 bass guitar/keys? Must be com-
Boss CS-3,good condition $60. Danelectro Analog echo great analog sound           humbuckers. Includes all the features: Ace headstock & truss rod cover, lighting             rhythm guitar. Pro attitude, reasonable rates. Contact Sam Sam.morrison49@                   mitted & ready to gig. No issues, quality musos, easy going, pro attitudes seeking
$80 0448 943 527                                                                  bolt inlays w/Ace signature on the 12th fret. Hardcase included. Mint condition                                                                                        same 0419 03 11 68
BOSS GT-10 FOR SALE Brilliant pedal w/unlimited options. Bought it while in       $550 0414 815 890                                                 BASS PLAYER KEEN FOR A BAND I’m a bassist looking for a band with creative                   BASS PLAYER Bris bass wanted for originals electro rock pop & soul established AV
the states so power adapter needed ($20-$30) RRP $1100 approx. $600 ono           LEFT-HAND SCHECTER GUITAR Schecter Hellraiser Tempest. Black cherry fin-                     and good musicians with influences in the blues rock industry. Looking for some-             band with southern management. Album in production now. Share stage w/dy-
For Photos feel free to email                                ish. Excellent condition. EMG pick ups. Professionally set up. Includes Schecter             thing committed yet relaxed. Inf: Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, David Lee            namic diva, swampy guitar synth & power drums/mc. Email for links. Great tunes!
BOSS HYPERFUZZ FZ-2 2 Fuzz modes, 1 boost mode. Made from ‘93-’97                 hardcase $1000 0414 815 890                                       Roth etc. 0410 730 583             
(fairly scarce). Used by 90s metal/psychedelic bands (Deftones, Incubus etc.).    LEGACY DD505 ELECTRONIC DRUMKIT FOR SALE Hasn’t seen much use,                               BASS PLAYER Looking for a cover/original band preferably gigging. Will play any-             BASS PLAYER FOR ORIGINALS BAND Bassist wanted for originals rock band, pre-
VGC $150 0415 665 300                                                             never gigged, only ever been in my room. Comes w/Pearl kick pedal $400 lit-                  thing, though love playing metal & stuff like that. Inf: The Cure, Rise Against, Metal-      fer age 18-26. No band or recording experience needed but you must know how
BOSS PEDAL BOARD BCB-60 w/all leads & power supply, top condition $180.  402580748                                                           lica, Lamb Of God                                                      to play! Songs & studio ready & waiting! chaostheory-
Ibanez Tube Screamer, TS-9 as new $180. Mr Cry Baby volume - wah pedal,           LINE 6 VETTA HEAD & QUAD BOX $1500 300watt Line 6 Vetta Head & matching                      BASS PLAYER LOOKING TO JAM Bass player late 20s, good gear, looking for a          
EW-95V, volume boost adjust, boost selection on/off $190 0448 943 527             4x12 Vetta cab w/wheels (not the cheap spider cab) This amp does everything!                 heavy groove, rhythmic industrial-based project, in a detuned manner. Not a tech             BASS PLAYER WANTED 4-piece ready to gig band, looking for a committed bass
BOSS RC2 LOOP PEDAL Looping pedal housed in a standard Boss-sized                 Very versatile imitates all amps & effects! Very good condition $1500 for head &             metal player, much more into rhythms & songs. Eg: Refused, Devin Townsend,                   guitarist for covers/originals? work. Give us a call, Matt 0419 031 168
stompbox, records up to 16 minutes of audio. External audio devices can be        cab or $1700 with shortboard 0410 576 257                                                    SOAD, Helmet, Bury Your Dead, NIN                                  BASS PLAYER Wanted for 11-person covers/originals pop act with sixties influenc-
plugged into it. Slightly scratched, comes with original box & manual $250        MACKIE / EV PA SYSTEM Mackie 808S 8 chnl 1,200 watts in custom made road                     BASS PLAYER Want to form/join band in the way of Cancer Bats, Trap Them, Trash               es. Immediate work for right person. Vocals great but not essential. darren_j_ray@ 0417 749 919                                               case, 2 x EV Eliminator 15 spkrs, 2 Mackie C300 spkrs, good condition $2,350 ap-             Talk, the Warriors etc. 0405 371 158                           3352 6937
BUESCHER ARISTOCRAT BARITONE SAXOPHONE Fully restored vintage            0417 625 719                                                           BASS PLAYER WITH GIG EXPERINCE I am a 40yr old male bass player/vocalist do-                 BASS PLAYER WANTED FOR ORIGINALS BAND Bass player wanted for originals
USA professional series Baritone saxophone. Absolute collectors item. Comes       MACKIE ONYX SATTELITE in excellent condition including manual & software                     ing regular gigs in a rock cover band. Reliable & passionate about playing bass/             band. Join slide/lead guitar, rhythm guitar, Drums & vocals. Folk rock, blues & roots
with metal mouthpiece, stand & case. Low Bb to high F range. Awesome tone         $225 0402 284 776                                                      vocals in a band, love performing live & definitely interested in recording & touring.       influences. Rehearse weekly (preferably available Wed night). Play quality over
& action. Genuine bargain at $3300 0419 798 289                MAPEX PRO M SHELL SET Transparent Emerald Green Shell Set Only. 12, 13 rack                  Happy to talk. Cheers Pete 0411 389 905                                quantity venues. Songs written, ready to gig car-
CARVIN V3 HEAD TUBE AMP Good Cond. Bought head originally for $2300               toms, 16 floor tom & 22 Kick. Made in Taiwan not China. Inc Rack tom mount                   HARD ROCKIN BASS PLAYER AVAILABE Looking for a guitarist w/some songs              
Comes w/Channel foot switch which cost me an extra $150, Selling for great        $1100 0414 533 454                                                                           written ready to go. Inf: Audioslave, Birds Of Tokyo 0415            BASS PLAYER WANTED We are looking for a bass player who likes to play 70s to
price $1300 not negotiable 0423 065 831                     MARKBASS 2X10 Markbass CMD102P: 300WRMS 2x10” bass combo, only 20kg,                         559 804                                                                                      80s rock, rock n roll & rocking Chicago Blues - no permanent gigs yet but they are
CLARINET Buffet, student model. Some slight cosmetic marks, with hardcase,        massive sound, best 2x10 combo I’ve heard, amazing condition. $2595RRP. In-                  LOOKING FOR SOMETHING HARDCORE/METAL About 5 years of playing bass,                          on the way. We practice Tuesday evenings at Eagle Farm & some Saturday after-
in overall good condition $120 0448 387 150             cludes custom made amp cover ($150) & Markbass Bass Keeper instrument stand                  done a few gigs looking for a good heavy band with live experience. main inf: Park-          noons 0408 980 103
CLARINET YAMAHA Black Yamaha clarinet in perfect looking & working                ($50). $1500 for the lot! 0431 105 323                               way, Lamb Of God, A Day To Remember                            BASS PLAYER WANTED We are looking for a dude that can play bass. The group
order complete w/case, grease, cleaner $400 ono one.love79@hotmail 0433           MARSHALL JCM 900 100WATT HEAD Good condition head. 100 Watts w/Re-                           SESSION/STUDIO BASS PLAYER AVAILABLE Very Exp, Affordable Rates, Fast                        makes quality-controlled unique experimental rock/blues/metal/insert genre/
488 555                                                                           verb. Selling for 1300 & cab for 600 or both for 1800. Get on it! andy.expandy@              Learner, Awesome Basses & Gear, Easy to work with, Love to Collaborate with                  electronic weirdness. Contact me for demos of our sound 0411
CLASSIC ROCKIN’ GUITAR 1950s Kay Silvertone archtop hollowbody acous-    0423 452 960                                                                     Bands/Artists & Producers! More details and audio demos at myspace myspace.                  284 352
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                                                                                                                                                                     consideration in this column should be sent to
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                                                                                           SPLeNdOUr wINS greeN award
                                                                                               Byron Bay’s Splendour In The Grass festival received a            tion with GC Business, Gold Coast City Council and APRA
                                                                                           Commended Award for their 2010 event from the interna-                – have worked. As stated here some weeks back, Oceanics
                                                                                           tional Greener Festival Awards. Among reasons were that               scored an MTV Japan gig. Brothers gained interest from na-
                                                                                           8427 carbon offset tickets purchased by attendees (more               tional booking agents. These agents have now pulled to-
                                                                                           than 26%) offset 875 tonnes of carbon emissions through               gether a national tour behind the new Brothers single. There
                                                                                           the investment of $25,008 in renewable wind energy gen-               are two Qld launches. One of these is on Nov 27 at the Para-
                                                                                           eration. Splendour invested $10,718 in renewable wind                 dise Room, The Arts Centre Gold Coast. It’s an all ages show in
                                                                                           energy generation to offset 480 tonnes of emissions gener-            a safe drug and alcohol free environment put together by the
                                                                                           ated from hosting the event. 16 undergrad environmental               GCMIA and GC Business.
                                                                                           science students from Lismore’s Southern Cross University
                                                                                           and the University of Sunshine Coast worked as Eco Cops               aPra’S PrOFeSSIONaL deVeLOPMeNT awardS
                                                                                           at Splendour. They talked to patrons about living green and                Applications for the APRA Professional Develop-
                                                                                           handed out over 4500 bin-ya-butt containers. Over 4500                ment Awards close on Monday Nov 29. They’re given to
                                                                                           campsite recycling bins made from recycled cardboard                  eight emerging songwriters and composers across six cat-
                                                                                           were distributed to campers to reduce the amount of waste             egories. These include popular contemporary (pop, rock,
                                                                                           going to landfill.                                                    blues, folk, hip hop, dance, R&B), country, jazz, classical,
                                                                                                                                                                 film and television, and indigenous. Each prize is worth
                                                                                           KeeTeLS aT TrIPLe M                                                   $25,000, including $12,000 cash, home studio, studio time,
                                                                                                Johnno Keetels has joined Triple M Brisbane as drive             attendance at workshops, digital distribution, music gear
                                                                                           time announcer and Assistant Music Director. Originally from          and music study. See for
                                                                                           Brissie, he’s spent the last 10 years in Darwin, Cairns, Newcas-      full details. The 2011 PDA offers two additional awards: the
                                                                                           tle, Melbourne and Adelaide.                                          Jessica Michalik Contemporary Music Endowment (with
                                                                                                                                                                 Big Day Out) and the UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting
                                                                                           MaIN STreeT FINed                                                     Award (with the University of Tasmania), both providing a
                                                                                                Mackay’s Main Street Nightclub was fined $6000 after             promising songwriter or group with development grants
                                                                                           pleading guilty in the Mackay Magistrate’s Court for a number         of $10,000.
                                                                                           of infringements. An investigation conducted by police and
                                                                                           Liquor Licensing officials last April found that there were four      LIFeLINeS
                                                                                           minors in the venue, the bouncers were not in uniform, the             Born: daughter Madilyn Grace Smith for US R&B singer Ne-
                                                                                           CCTV was not operational properly, the ceiling had holes,             Yo and girlfriend Monyetta Shaw.
                                                                                           and the toilet and incident registers were not maintained.             Reunited: Britney Spears parents, who divorced eight
                                                                                           Since they were nicked, however, club owners Ozibar Pty Ltd           years ago, are reportedly back together.
                                                                                           had brought in new management, new security and spent $1               In Court: Take That’s Howard Donald lost a High Court
                                                                                           million on bringing the club back to order.                           bid to stop a former girlfriend, soul singer Adakini Ntuli,
                                                                                                                                                                 from talking about their affair.
                                                                                            New MYSPaCe SITe IN OZ                                                Died: Deep Purple’s first manager Tony Edwards, 78.
                                                                                               The new-look MySpace launched in Australia last week.              Died: Reg King, singer with influential ‘60s Brit band The
                                                                                           The company also launched Mashup with Facebook, which                 Action, 65, cancer. They were signed by Beatles producer
                                                                                           allows MySpace users to create a personalised stream of en-           George Martin to Parlophone.
                                                                                           tertainment content and engage with other fans that share
                                                                                           the same interests in music, celebrities, TV, and movies              HeY! THaT’S MINe!
                                                                                                                                                                  NSW Central Coast-based children’s music school opera-
                                                                                           THe aXe TO SwINg aT UNIVerSaL                                         tor Wiggle And Giggle Music were last week negotiating an
                                                                                                 Philippe Capron, chief financial officer at Universal           agreement with The Wiggles over the use of the name. The
                                                                                           Music Group’s parent company Vivendi is promising “very,              school successfully lodged a trademark over the words “Wig-
                                                                                           very significant” cost cuts. In the third quarter, Universal’s rev-   gle” and “Giggle” in July. Not surprisingly, the Wiggles compa-
                                                                                           enues were down 1.7% to euro 2.9 billion. In fact. going into         ny Wiggles Pty Ltd lodged an opposition three months later.
                                                                                           Christmas, Vivendi’s computer games will do better than mu-            The Sydney Morning Herald revealed that the $2.8 mil-
                                                                                           sic. In Q3, Activision Blizzard, in which Vivendi holds a 59.6%       lion dust-up between INXS and internet executive Robert
                                                                                           stake, made euro 2.3 billion with sales of such games as Call         Manning, filed last March, will go to the NSW Supreme Court
                                                                                           Of Duty and Starcraft 2 up 14.8%.                                     next year. Manning claims he pitched the idea of a website
                                                                                                                                                                 that would promote big brands to INXS fans. The band and
                                                                                           THINgS we Hear                                                        its former manager stole the design and concept. INXS deny
                                                                                            Warner Music is planning a £470 million bid for EMI’s re-           the allegations.
                                                                                           corded music division.
                                                                                            In America’s live music industry bible Pollstar magazine’s          dIgITaL radIO geTS $3 MILLION CaMPaIgN
                                                                                           awards on Feb 5 next year, Sydney’s Acer Arena is up for In-               The commercial radio industry has launched a six-week
                                                                                           ternational Arena of the Year and Michael Chugg for Interna-          $3 million campaign to promote digital radio as a gift in the
                                                                                           tional Promoter of the Year.                                          run-up to Christmas. Six new ads will be played on 42 stations
                                                                                            Is Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now a rip off from the                in the capital cities (and their websites) and demo kiosks set
                                                                                           Alan Parsons Project’s Eye In The Sky?                                up in 10 Westfield Shopping Centres around the country.
                                                                                            James Freud’s sons Harrison and Jackson of Attack
                                                                                           Of The Mannequins paid tribute to their father when                   Hard drIVe’S NIgHT: BeaTLeS STOrM iTUNeS
                                                                                           they joined Sean Kelly and Kate Ceberano on the Freud-                     Within 24 hours of finally going online in a rumoured
                                                                                           penned Models hit Out Of Mind Out Of Sight. It was at a               £500 million deal, The Beatles were occupying 15% of
                                                                                           Melbourne fundraiser for photographer Serge Thomann’s                 iTunes UK’s top 200 with 31 songs. The highest was Hey Jude
                                                                                           run for Parliament.                                                   at #40. For Apple boss Steve Jobs, a huge Beatles fan, it was a
                                                                                                                                                                 triumph, given that the pow-wow kept breaking down, espe-
                                                                                           BrISBaNe wrITerS wIN aT aSa awardS                                    cially as Apple and Apple Corp were in court over the use of
                                                                                               Three Brisbane writers won at the Australian Songwrit-            the name. Negotiations began in earnest in September after
                                                                                           ers Association awards in Sydney. Robert Cini’s Haven’t You           Roger Faxon took over as head of EMI’s recording music divi-
                                                                                           Noticed won the Ballad section. Cini, who performed the               sion mid-year. It is believed that Apple paid a substantial ad-
                                                                                           song live, was also up for Songwriter Of The Year and had             vance to ensure that iTunes got the Beatles exclusively until
                                                                                           other songs in the running in the Open and Contemporary               end of next year. Many of their live albums were not included
                                                                                           Pop sections. The team of Bel Morrison and Caleb James                in the deal.
                                                                                           won the Spiritual category with In Time With You. They tied                But not everyone was happy. Australian fans say they
                                                                                           with Sydney’s Kate Rowe who won three that night.                     have to pay almost double what their US counterparts have
                                                                                                                                                                 to despite the parity of the dollar. It costs $20.99 for each of
                                                                                           JaMeS TO SPeaK aT NZ CONFereNCe                                       the 13 albums and $259 for the boxed set which includes the
                                                                                                Brisbane singer-songwriter Eden James will perform and           Live At The Washington Coliseum, 1964 concert film. Blog-
                                                                                           speak at the City Showcase festival in Napier, New Zealand            gers were furious that the big announcement that Apple said
                                                                                           this month. He will speak on the How To Break Abroad panel            it was making last week was not the hugely expected cloud-
                                                                                           on how to build an international career. James has had Top 40         based iTunes streaming service. Apple is building a large data
                                                                                           hits in Europe, had his music used on jingles and EMI Music           center in North Carolina due to be finished by end of the year,
                                                                                           UK last year released his second studio album Electric Charge         and expected to be the host of the streaming service.
                                                                                           to coincide with his Rockwave festival performance in Ath-
                                                                                           ens with The Killers, Moby and Placebo. James’ self-produced          INerTIa CeLeBraTeS TeN Year MILeSTONe
                                                                                           third album These Streets is out mid-2011.                                  This week, Inertia throws itself a 10th anniversary cel-
                                                                                                                                                                 ebration party at a club in the Sydney CBD for clients and
                                                                                           dVd PIraTe FINe HaLVed                                                partners. But celebrations actually began in January. For a
                                                                                                Brisbane DVD pirate Nga Huynh, 27, had her fine halved           start, Bon Iver, Sia, Interpol (with Remote Control) and the
                                                                                           for selling counterfeit DVDs from her home in Inala. Police           first Pendulum album went gold. The company changed its
                                                                                           found 9079 DVDs and DVD duplicating machines when they                logo, and put together a 20-minute documentary for its staff.
                                                                                           raided her house. Earlier this year, she was fined $10,000 at         “People tell me Inertia’s is an inspiring tale,” says CEO Ashley
                                                                                           the Richlands Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to in-          Sellers. “To be honest, some of the staff and I were moved by
                                                                                           fringing 15 counts of the Copyright Act. She appealed the             it. The enthusiasm and passion came across strongly.” It may
                                                                                           size of the fine. Judge Tony Rafter, SC agreed and reduced it         end up screened on television “but it’s got to be edited first!”
                                                                                           to $5,000.                                                            This year, Inertia’s celebrations was bummed by the plight of
                                                                                                                                                                 Shock and Stomp. “It was disappointing. I grew up on Shock
                                                                                           BrOTHerS SCOre NaTIONaL TOUr                                          , I loved the music they did and almost worked there. There
                                                                                               Those Big Sound showcases by Gold Coast acts Dan                  are obviously opportunities for us but you don’t wish that on
                                                                                           Hannaford, Oceanics and Brothers – made possible by the               anybody. For us, we just have to keep a eye on the market, on
                                                                                           Gold Coast Music Industry Association (GCMIA) in conjunc-             what we call the green eyed monster.”

                                                                                           Editor’s Note Erratum
                                                                                                In the tagline for Geared 964’s Q&A with
                                                                                           Skinny Jean’s guitarist Andrew Sydes, this sleep-
                                                                                           deficient writer had erroneously mentioned that
                                                                                           the band were playing the Q150 Shed in Musgrave
                                                                                           Park on Thu Dec 3 – completely oblivious to the
                                                                                           fact the said event happened last year and only re-
                                                                                           alising his mistake post-publication. Geared would
                                                                                           like to offer a sincere apology for this confusing
                                                                                           oversight to the band members and readers alike.
                                                                                                P.S. In between drowning his blues in beer,
                                                                                           Geared caught up with two members of Skinny
                                                                                           Jean at A Troubadour Farewell Soiree on Tuesday
                                                                                           Nov 16 and there was no animosity in the air, so
                                                                                           hopefully things are swell.

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       LIFESTYLE + CULTURE GUIDE november 23 2010

                                                                      THE BOX
                                                                      POP! means pop culture too, right? After more
                                                                      than a year without television, Informer’s pop and
                                                                      fashion princess TESS CURRAN reveals some
                                                                      of the shows pushing her buttons at the moment.

                                                                      UNDERCOVER BOSS AUSTRALIA                               THE COLBERT REPORT                            THE HILLS                           COMMUNITY
                                                                           This was the show I was met with on my                  God bless you ABC2. After a quick        … are alive (with the                    This is the new(ish) NBC show
                                                                      brand-spanking-first night back with a TV (admit-       taste of the news headlines, I’m able to      sound of bitching).                 in the States, completing their
                                                                      tedly, this was a few minutes after discovering         flip up a channel and be greeted with the         Okay, technically this one’s    already near-perfect Thursday night
                                                                      there was a Junior Masterchef – a program               best political satire programs of our time:   not new, but it’s a new addi-       line-up of Parks & Recreation, 30
                                                                      obviously inclined to make us all feel guilty about     The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.        tion to my life. I got hooked       Rock and The Office. It was shaky
                                                                      eating cheese and tomato toasties two nights in         And this is where my ode begins. Colbert,     recently when a friend (named       at first, but is getting more quirky
                                                                      a row when eight-year-olds around the country           I love you. As much as your lead-in guy       Blockbuster Video) lent me the      and intriguing by the episode. The
                                                                      are effortlessly whipping up soufflés, thanks to,       (that guy who actually launched your          DVD to keep me entertained          show follows the lives of a diverse
                                                                      of course, that little supermarket called Coles).       career and is currently your executive        while packing for a recent          group of community college
                                                                      Nevertheless! Undercover Boss intrigued me im-          producer), Mr Jon Stewart, provides me        move. No more swiftly had the       students who form a study group
                                                                      mediately with that addictive sort of terribleness      with much intellectual and comedic            hours flown by wrapping shit in     after meeting in a Spanish class
                                                                      that I am pretty sure they ripped off from shows        satisfaction, you, Colbert, complete me.      newspaper than to the voices        taught by an Asian man with no
                                                                      like Border Security and the like. It’s meant to be     The way you cleverly position yourself as     of Whitney, Audrina, Heidi and      knowledge of the language. There’s
                                                                      ‘reality television’, but, like most things, is obvi-   a conservative in order to demonstrate        LC, all discussing the important    never much studying, just a whole
                                                                      ously a carefully manufactured PR endeavour for         to the very people themselves the folly       things in life: boys. Speaking of   bunch of silly shenanigans, and a
                                                                      whichever company happens to be sending their           of their own prejudices; the way you          which, this series must be rec-     great cast including Chevy Chase in
                                                                      CEO ‘undercover’ to work with the plebs. On this        feign arrogance, win arguments and            ognised for one of television’s     a redeemingly self-deprecating role
                                                                      first night it was a garbage collection company         encourage total self-involvement; the         greatest characters of all time:    and Mad Men’s Alison Brie as the
                                                                      (or ‘Environmental Management Services’ – ugh),         way your hair is so perfectly, perfectly      Spencer Pratt. He is so convinc-    highly-strung Annie. Hilary Duff –
 QUICK NEWS                                                           whose employees were so fair dinkum, hard-              combed ... Granted, American politics         ing in his role as impenetrably-    cementing the fact that, hey, she’s
 RED RIBBON                                                           working and full of tear-inducing life stories that
                                                                      you have to give kudos to whoever was in charge
                                                                                                                              is fascinating enough as it is – a third of
                                                                                                                              the population still believe Obama’s a
                                                                                                                                                                            arrogant douche-bag that he
                                                                                                                                                                            really should be nominated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                not really getting much work lately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                – also appeared recently playing the
 Wednesday Dec 1 is World Aids
                                                                      of the casting process. It was actually entertaining    Muslim, the rest believe he’s a socialist,    for a daytime Emmy. But then        role of ‘generic dumb bitch’ which
 Day and hopes to raise awareness
                                                                      – especially meeting the garbo who drove around         and the new movement of choice (The           you remember that he’s a real       was much more convincing that her
 of HIV/AIDS and strengthen the
                                                                      with a mannequin head as his lady companion.            Tea Party, that is) has an anti-masturba-     person! He has a TWITTER AC-        attempt to pull off ‘vampire movie
 support available for those who
                                                                      The following week, after deciding Undercover           tion-campaigning former teen witch as         COUNT! Seriously though, it is      mega starlet’ in Gossip Girl last sea-
 are HIV positive or affected by
                                                                      Boss was most definitely my new favourite show          its poster girl, not to mention that other    heartening watching the girls       son. She barely even had to act. The
 AIDS. The easiest thing you can
                                                                      on commercial TV, it lost all credibility when they     guy involved in a bestiality scandal. But     journey through the seasons:        relationship between cast members
 do to show your supports is buy
                                                                      took that Boost Juice creator lady undercover in a      to have you, Colbert, report it to me each    their implants growing, noses       Troy and Abed is particularly sweet
 and wear a red ribbon, and for
                                                                      bad wig-and-glasses combo, conveniently didn’t          night – with your sweet, bespectacled         shrinking, and choice in boy-       – especially as it’s the first time I
 information on how to become a
                                                                      find ANYTHING wrong at ANY store, blatantly             face and little contented smile akin to       friends (usually recycled within    can recall a positive, humorous
 volunteer seller, best hit up www.redribbonday.
                                                                      plugged her new line of Mexican restaurants, and        a large baby – is almost as delicious as      the group) becoming ever more       account of the friendship between For further information on events and the
                                                                      no one questioned that fact that she was far older      the toasted sandwich and apple cider          idiotic. Think there aren’t worse   a non-threatening black guy and an
 cause, look to
                                                                      than fifteen and therefore would have never have        that I sit down to you with. Perfection in    choices than Spencer? OMFG.         autistic Muslim.
                                                                      been hired at Boost in the first place. If you like     7.35pm programming.                           You are sooo wrong.                 the second series of
                                                                      reasons to yell at the TV screen, check it out.         the colbert reports screens                  the Hills screened on              community will screen this
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                                                                                                                  ACTION?       FEATURE
                                                                                                                  JACKSON!                                                                                                                   SHORT STACK

 HE’S BIGGER THAN GALACTUS NOw                                  5 Part 2 is getting a re-release via PSN and Xbox Live       CONTROL FREAK :: ULTRACADE LIVE                                  STORT STACK SIGNED POSTER

                                                                                                                             GAME ON
     The Planet Michael massively multiplayer online            next year. Space Channel 5 was the sci-fi dancing                                                                                 This week’s cover stars, Budgewoi pop punkers,
 game is still going ahead. The latest press release            game that had you mimicking the moves of heroic                                                                               wearers of jeans and growers of fringes Short Stack
 says that it will feature a real-world economy as well         space reporter Ulala as she used the power of dance                                                                           have kindly donated to us a lovingly signed and block-
 as opportunities to learn about and contribute to              to save Channel 5’s boss, Space Michael, who was                                                                              mounted poster of themselves. There’s plenty of room
 charitable causes while appreciating the magic of              voiced by Michael Jackson himself. Space Channel             ULTRACADE LIVE will be turning the                               on it for you to add stickers, small drawings of smiley
 Michael Jackson’s music as well as his commitment              5 is an enduring bit of very Japanese weirdness that         Powerhouse into a cross between a video game                     faces and kisses while it hangs on your bedroom wall
 to spreading messages of love and peace. See www.              might seem familiar if you saw it referenced in Scott        arcade and a disco, only in a good way, as DJ                    over your bed.                                             Pilgrim’s demon hipster chick dance-off. It was also         TR!P explains to JODY MACGREGOR.
                                                                the game that led to an unsuccessful lawsuit by Lady                                                                          SHORT STACK CDS,

 wILL IT BE ‘BAD’? OH GOD, I’M SORRY                            Miss Kier of Deee-Lite (of Groove Is In The Heart fame),           ODY MACGREGOR: From what I understand Ul-                  DOG-TAGS
     Ubisoft are planning to release the Wii version of         upset that Ulala’s look – pink hair, knee-high boots               tracade is going to be taking over the Turbine                 As well as the poster,
 Michael Jackson: The Experience before Christmas,              and short skirts – had been borrowed from her.                     Platform and there’ll be arcade games every-               we’ve also got 10 copies
 with Xbox 360, PS3 and DS versions next year. It’s                                                                          where, and you’ll be in the middle playing music?                of the new Short Stack
 primarily a dancing game from the previews so far,             IN BRIEF                                                     DJ TR!P: Yeah, it’ll be in the Turbine, I’ll be DJing on         album, This Is Bat Country,
 with a mode called Michael’s School that teaches you            In January of next year, Sony will release a Michael       stage, doing a mash-up of classic video game themes              to give away. The album in-
 his moves. On the DS you’ll be tapping along to the            Jackson-themed PS3 bundle, which will include the            and new electronic music inspired by video games                 cludes 17 Short Stack clas-
 rhythm, but thanks to motion sensors you’ll be up and          console’s 120GB model (in tasteful ‘charcoal black’          over four hours. There will be an MC who will run the            sics such as Werewolves,
 dancing on the other consoles. This sounds like exactly        with Michael Jackson wallpaper) along with a Blu-            tournaments and chat to people and give out prizes               Die Young Stay Pretty and
 the kind of thing the Kinect’s controller-less sensors         Ray of This Is It. It’s currently exclusive to Japan.        and basically create the handshake between me and                We Dance To A Different Disco, Honey. Each copy of
 were designed for, but unfortunately the Kinect ver-            EA’s free-to-play online action game Battlefield           the audience and the games. Game-wise, there will                the CD comes with a bonus set of official Short Stack
 sion won’t have the multiplayer feature – having four          Heroes has two costumes inspired by Michael                  be six-to-eight cocktail arcade game machines, with              dog-tags to wear when you go to war against the My
 people Moonwalking at once would apparently be too             Jackson. One is based on Smooth Criminal Michael,            a 60-in-one arcade, old classics like Donkey Kong and            Chemical Romance fans.
 much for it. Singing along is optional but supported,          the other Bad-era Michael.                                   Pac-Man and Galaga and that kind of stuff. Maybe
 presumably by a Singstar-light karaoke mode.                                                                                some upright arcade machines as well and there will              INLAND SEA & RAVE
                                                                MICHAEL JACKSON                                              be a selection of six consoles from my personal collec-          XMAS PARTY TICKETS
 110% GROOVY!                                                      Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson Michael Jackson          tion of consoles ranging from Atari to Super Nintendo                Want to see Inland Sea play a private show
     Japanese Dreamcast/PS2 classic Space Channel               Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson? Michael Jackson.           to Dreamcast – that’s not confirmed just yet because             at the exclusive Rave Xmas Party at Woodland on
                                                                                                                             I’m waiting on what arcade game machines will be                 Saturday Dec 4? Simply vote for Inland Sea at www.
                                                                                                                             available, but yeah, there will be consoles and arcade , then head to www.
                                                                                                                             machines everywhere for people to play and have fun     and enter to win one of 10
                                                                                                                             and have a listen to some crazy video game music.                double-passes! Winners will enjoy a special up-close
                                                                                                                             JM: And you’ll be taking requests?                               Inland Sea performance and Rave’s legendary Xmas
                                                                                                                             DT: Yeah, definitely. I’ve got a pretty wide collection          party hospitality.
                                                                                                                             of game themes and I’m open to requests as well.
                                                                                                                             Just been working on my selection and it’s going to              BROADCAST TICKETS
                                                                                                                             be really fun and hopefully we’ll get people dancing                 Birmingham electronic space pop psychedelic
                                                                                                                             besides playing games. There is also going to be some            collage artists Broadcast are coming to a town near
                                                                                                                             cool prizes as well. I’ve been doing this for almost             you, by which we mean Brisbane. It’s their very first time
                                                                                                                             two years in Adelaide and every event is really fun. In          touring Australia and they’ll be playing at The Hi-Fi,
                                                                                                                             Adelaide, because it happens every three months I’m              West End, on Tuesday Dec 7 with support from Seekae.
                                                                                                                             able to do a different theme each time. The last time            We’ve got four double passes to the show to give away.
                                                                                                                             was a Sega special and before that a fighting special
                                                                                                      wHO YOU GONNA CALL?
                                                                                                                             with Street Fighter and all those kind of games. This            ELVIS DVDS
                                                                                                                             one at the Powerhouse is all about visiting the golden               Over 20 years before he played an Elvis impersona-
                                                                                                                             era, is the easiest way to explain it. The golden era is         tor in 3000 Miles To Graceland, Kurt Russell played
 CONTROL FREAK :: GAME REVIEW                                                                                                the late ’70s to the mid ’80s and touching on a bit of           Elvis himself in the biopic appropriately called Elvis.
                                                                                                                             the ’90s as well. The 16-bit era.                                Directed by John Carpenter, it was the first of many
 FALLOUT: NEw VEGAS [MA]                                                         are less so), and worth interacting
                                                                                                                             JM: What’s your gear set-up going to be like? Will               collaborations between the two, who would later
 Developer: Obsidian                                                             with. Each has their own storyline and                                                                       work together on The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China
                                                                                                                             you be playing off turntables or your computer?
 Platform: PC / PS3 / 360                                                        they’re some of the best parts of the                                                                        and both Escape From New York and Escape From
                                                                                                                             Will you have a Game Boy and Commodore there
 We can’t stop here. This is bug                                                 game. Your own story is mostly about                                                                         L.A. Originally made for television, Elvis is finally being
                                                                                                                             with you?
 country.                                                                        which of the city’s many factions you’ll                                                                     given a DVD release thanks to Shock and we’ve got
                                                                                                                             DT: I’ll be bringing some digital decks, which have all my
     The Fallout games blend 1950s                                               side with. Not to give anything away,                                                                        five copies to give away.
                                                                                                                             tracks that I’ve been compiling on. That is just the easiest
 sci-fi with Mad Max post-apocalyptica                                           it still has a much better ending than
                                                                                                                             way to bring my stuff over on the plane. Yeah, I do have
 – making Vegas the setting makes as                                             Fallout 3.
 much sense as anything. It’s a town                                                  Although I’ve mentioned some
                                                                                                                             some soundtrack on vinyl but I’ve just converted them            JESSICA MAUBOY
 that, culturally, stopped when Ameri-                                           flaws, I’ve saved the big one for last.
                                                                                                                             to another format to keep them looking good and not              CDS
                                                                                                                             scratched. Basically I’m DJing from decks and the MC                 Darwin’s favour-
 ca was still obsessed with Elvis, croon-                                        Fallout: New Vegas is incredibly bug-                                                                        ite daughter, Jessica
                                                                                                                             will be roaming around on the wireless mic interacting
 ers and the shining atomic-neon fu-                                             gy. In the time I’ve been playing it                                                                         Mauboy, has a new album
                                                                                                                             with everyone. The consoles should be on big screens on
 ture and it’s surrounded by a desert                                            three patches have come, each incre-                                                                         out called Get Em Girls. It
                                                                                                                             one side of the wall and crazy arcade machines on the
 wasteland even before you drop nukes on it.                    mentally fixing some issues but none making a dent                                                                            features songs recorded
                                                                                                                             other side, with some data projection as well with game
     Mechanically, Fallout: New Vegas resembles                 in the masses that are left. Given the randomness of                                                                          with Snoop Dogg and
                                                                                                                             footage and classic images from game screen shots and
 Fallout 3, built using the same engine. That means             bug occurrences I can only describe what I’ve experi-                                                                         producer Bangladesh (Lil
                                                                                                                             artwork and stuff like that. Hopefully the audience will be
 it still has the choice between first-person and               enced, which includes frequent crashes to the desk-                                                                           Wayne, Beyoncé, M.I.A.),
                                                                                                                             quite immersed amongst it all.
 over-the-shoulder views and combat that’s split                top, quests that don’t progress the way they should                                                                           Ludacris, Jay Sean and Iyaz. We’ve got five copies of
 between real-time shooter and pause-time strat-                and glitches involving graphics and pathing that end                                                                          the album on CD to give away.
                                                                                                                              uLtRAcADE LIVE takes place at the Brisbane
 egy. The changes to the system are relatively mi-              half the fights with somebody stuck in an obstruction
                                                                                                                             Powerhouse on thursday Nov 25. there will be
 nor – the aiming’s improved, you can craft your                and have also sent characters sinking into the ground                                                                         to enter any of our competitions, head to the
                                                                                                                             dancing and gaming and prizes for high scores,
 own items and character progression is smoother.               and bouncing into the air.                                                                                                    wIN StuFF section of www.RAVEMAGAZINE.
                                                                                                                             including $500 of drinks at Mana Bar and prize
 That last one is interesting, as a joy of Fallout 3 was            The changes made since Fallout 3 often feel fin-                                                                          coM.Au and sign up to have the magazine’s
                                                                                                                             packs from Games traders and comics Etc. See
 being a desperate scavenger who seriously consid-              icky, such as the optional hardcore mode in which                                                                             digital edition emailed to you every week.
 ered drinking irradiated toilet water to survive, but          companions are mortal, injuries more serious and you
 a few levels later you were lord of the wasteland              have to eat, drink and sleep, although never for more          INFORMER QUICK NEWS
 and it was all a bit easy. New Vegas tries to make             than a few hours. Instead, they should have been fix-
 things harder by only giving you a new ability every           ing things like the confusing indoor maps that are              Brisbane’s Movember 2010 Gala Parté takes                    art. Local artists will showcase a range of projects
 second level, but it then suffers from a failing oddly         zoomed in too close to be useful and don’t differen-           place at The Jubilee on Friday Nov 26 from 7pm,                including solo, collaborative and durational works,
 inappropriate to the setting: too much cash. Sell-             tiate between levels, leaving you stuck downstairs             with Movember participants and the general pub-                while international artists will be streaming live
 ing guns is crazy profitable and there’s not much              looking for something that’s actually above you. Most          lic invited to join in the celebrations. Guests will           online into the venue. Running 7–10pm each night,
 to waste your money on – the gambling’s dull – so              of all, they should have been fixing the bugs. Fallout         compete for a series of accolades including Best               book now from
 you wind up well-equipped very quickly.                        3 had issues on release and Obsidian’s other games             Mo In Character, Miss Movember and, of course,                  The 2010 finals for the Madman National
     The story casts you as a courier, robbed and left          have become notorious for them, so it’s not as if they         Man Of Movember 2010. Mo Bros who raise over                   Cosplay Championship will take place at the
 for dead, on the trail of your attacker. It’s a far cry from   didn’t have reason to be vigilant. Although there’s            $100 receive a free ticket, and a second one if                Supanova Cosplay Festival in the RNA Show-
 Fallout 3’s backstory, which followed you from birth           fun to be had exploring this new wasteland, the main           they raise over $200. The general public can also              grounds this Saturday Nov 27. Finalists will be
 and made you feel connected to the world and its in-           opponents you’ll face aren’t raiders and mutated               purchase tickets from                        attending from all over Australia, with the grand
 habitants. In New Vegas you’re a wandering nobody              animals, they’re crashes and glitches. Inevitably there         The Judith Wright Centre Shopfront will be                   prize of a trip to Tokyo, Japan up for grabs. If
 out for revenge, but while it doesn’t start promisingly        will be a re-release ‘game of the year’ edition at some        taken over this Friday Nov 26 and Saturday Nov                 you can’t make the event, the finals will be live-
 it does gather steam. The companions you attract are           point – wait for that more stable version instead.             27 by artists from 17 countries for the Exist-ence             streamed at from
 well written (though some other characters you meet                HH                               JODY MACGREGOR            Festival of performance art, live art and action               2.45pm on the day!

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wEST SIDE STORY takes VASQAL and Australian audiences back to 1950s New York, where street
gangs are tough, racism is rife and the accents are a little awkward.

         elighting audiences worldwide for over 50 years               The only real problem is the accents. Normally this
         – and winning a hell of a lot of awards in the           wouldn’t be such an issue – not everyone can pull off an
         process – West Side Story has arrived in Brisbane.       authentic 1950s American or Latino accent and that’s
This adaptation of Arthur Laurent’s Broadway hit (based           okay – as long as the action is unaffected. But at times
on Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet) offers nothing new             during the play it seems to impact on the acting. Their
in terms of story, but is generally a good production with        attempts to ‘get it right’ show through quite clearly, and
only a couple of hiccups.                                         it slows down the pace a little.
     Directed and choreographed by Joey Mckneely, this                 That aside, the musical has many notable moments,
production features Josh Piterman (of the Ten Tenors)             a good number of them involving Chidzey – my pick
playing the handsome and hopeful Tony, and Julie                  for best performance of the night (and the one with the
Goodwin (not the MasterChef winner) as the beautiful              best accent). Chidzey carefully balances the comedy
and naïve Maria. It is their love – along with racism – that      with the poignancy of her character, while Anita is the
drives the story.                                                 only one to experience the full force of the racism from
     Keeping these two lovebirds apart are two rival gangs:       both sides. Goodwin and Piterman also put up good
the Jets (white Americans, co-founded by Tony) and the            performances, particularly when interacting with one
Sharks (Puerto Rican migrants, led by Maria’s brother,            another. Merito’s boyish (and delightfully cheesy) grin
Bernardo). The story then follows the basic Shakespear-           never fail to put a smile on audience members’ faces.
ean plot. Other cast members include Nigel Turner-Caroll          And the music, originally written by the great Leonard
as Bernardo, Rohan Browne as Riff (leader of the Jets and         Bernstein, is masterfully performed by conductor
Tony’s best friend), Alinta Chidzey as Anita (Bernardo’s          Vanessa Scammell and the orchestra.
girl), and Turanga Merito as Chino (Bernardo’s right hand).            Most fans, new and old, of West Side Story will be
Each cast member brings a little something to the musical         pleased with this adaptation of one of the greatest
– more often than not it’s the questionable accents.              American musicals ever produced. And for a musical
     This by no means implies it’s a bad production.              that carries so many high expectations, Joey Mckneely
The actors’ presence on the stage is strong overall,              and the young, talented Australian cast certainly provide
their vocals are impressive, the songs performed with             an entertaining and worthwhile show.
enthusiasm and credibility, the costumes are gaudy (in
a good way), and the set looks simple but is obviously             wESt SIDE StoRY runs in Brisbane until
quite intricate – though you wouldn’t know it with the            December 5 at the Lyric theatre, QPAc. www.
ease and effectiveness in which it is handled.           / 136 246

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                                                                                                                                 FILM, FESTIVALS, ETC.                                            3252 2552 /
LETTERING THE DAYS                                                GLOVE ME TENDER                                                Lord David Puttnam Retrospective: Griffith Film                 Architecture For Place: Glenn Murcutt’s ground-
     The end of the year always comes around too                       While Christmas time in Brisbane is hot as hell,          School celebrates Puttnam’s honorary doctorate with              breaking designs are internationally acclaimed as
fast – and those New Year’s Resolutions are always                I saw these great gloves designed for the cold, so if          free screenings of seven of his best films. Griffith Film        being at the forefront of contemporary architecture.
depressingly unaccomplished. Regardless, the end of               you’re relocating OS, or just having a holiday, check          School Cinema. November 23 to 27.              A selection of ideas presented through sketches, de-
year is a great time to shop around for a new calendar,           them out. Fingers get super cold, so gloves are pretty         au/qca /                        tailed construction drawings and sectional models
how exciting! Over the next couple of weeks I’ll feature          ‘handy’, but what about now that everything is con-            Exist-ence: Artists from over 17 countries converge             are exhibited. QUT Art Museum. Until November 28.
a couple of my favourites, starting with the Cats Let             trolled by a touch pad? Simple but effective solution          to transform The Shopfront into a breathing, shaking,            Ph: 3138 5370 /
Nothing Darken Their Roar calendar. A cute and                    is the Freehands gloves, which were established by             writhing space for performance, live and action art.             The Art Of The Matter: Redland Yurara Art Society
quirky product, this one (now in it’s sixth edition)              Josh Rubin ( founder) after he kept              The Judith Wright Centre. November 26 to 27. Ph: 3872            members communicate big ideas on small canvases.
features strong typography which compliments the                  using his nose to answer his iPhone to avoid removing          9000 /                 Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba. Until December 1. Ph:
monthly silly phrases, like Atoms are so PRetty and               his gloves. His father, conveniently, is a glove manufac-                                                                       3030 4163 /
lIttLe. Geddit? The calendars are produced in a limited           turer. It’s a simple solution (cut a slit in the thumb and     THEATRE, DANCE, CIRCUS, ETC. –                                   Wasted Dreams: For one night only, the talents
run of 500 and are printed in four colours on matt                pointer finger), but an extremely useful invention for         NOw                                                              of seven Brisbane-based underground artists who
paper, with a lovely ribbon binding. They are 29x42cm,                 our frosty friends. Visit to spy the        Prydon Pairs: This fresh new musical, based on                  have played at, attended, supported, and gravitated
and can be purchased online for around $44. Visit                         whole range.                                           Pride and Prejudice, is set in the small seaside town of         toward Burst City, Wasted Dreams shows that                                                                                               Prydon where the locals are holding their inaugural              this city’s visual artists are as diverse and vital as
                                                                           AQUADROID                                             singing contest – The Prydon Pair Duet Contest! Mina             its music scene. Burst City, 69 Grey Street, South
JAPAN VS. FRANCE                                                              By now, you may have seen the pictures             Parade Warehouse. Until November 27. Ph: 3103 7437               Brisbane. December 4, from 6pm.
     Pop artist Takashi Murakami is much loved                            of the cute girl in the R2-D2 swimsuit on the          /                                                Spare Parts: This exhibition brings together a
worldwide for his bright, happy artworks, which                                internet – if not, it shouldn’t take long.        An Italian Straw Hat: A French farce with a jeal-               diverse range of artists all using pre-loved prosthetic
have earned him the title of a modern day Andy                                   But did you know, the swimsuit is not           ous husband, a shambolic wedding party, a hungry                 limbs as their canvas. Powerhouse. Until December 5.
Warhol. French Monarchists are not among                                          only available in to buy – but it origi-       horse, and yes, an Italian straw hat. The Theatre,     
Murakami’s fan base however, with his Chateau of                                 nated right here in Aus? The ‘Artoo’ is a       Southbank Institute of Technology. Until December                Zen To Kawaii – The Japanese Effect: Japan has
Versailles show being declared ‘illegal’ by the roy-                             swimsuit by Black Milk, a fashion label         4. Ph: 3899 9962                                                 long played muse to artists – providing inspiration and
als. Charles-Emmanuel de Bourbon-Parme, (an                                     started by James Lilis in 2009 initially         The New Dead: Medea Material is a multi-disci-                  influencing major artists and art movements since the
heir of Louis XIV), took to the courts to get the ex-                           as a leggings-only project. The label has        pline, multi-art form, contemporary re-working of the            19th Century. QUT Art Museum. Until December 19.
hibition banned, stating that it dishonoured his                                since grown and gone on to produce               classic Medea myth. La Boite. December 5. Ph: 3007               Ph: 3138 5370 /
family’s past, but that was dismissed. It seems                                 bathers as well. Of course Star Wars gear        8600 /                                        Vida Lahey – Colour and Modernism: Vibrant
the stuffy ol’ prince has it in for modern art,                                 is always heavily reblogged, so its no           Trolley Boys: On the cusp of Dirk’s 21st birthday,              floral watercolours and depictions of Brisbane in the
also trying to get Jeff Koon’s 2008 exhibition                                   surprise that the swimsuit is popular!          Todd knows that Dirk will soon be replaced by some               first half of the 20th Century are the focus of an exhi-
banned. The Murakami show went ahead, and                                         You can order them online for $85, with        pimply-faced trolley pusher who costs half as much               bition of work by Vida Lahey (1882–1968). Queens-
his bright, sometimes rude characters happily                                     a two to three week waiting period at          to employ. All he wants is to keep working with his              land Art Gallery. Until February 13, 2011. www.qag.
juxtaposed within the grand, traditional old hall.         R2-D2 SWIMSUIT         the moment. Check it out at blackmilk-         friend. Metro Arts. November 23 to December 4. Ph:     
Must have been confusing for some!                                                                        3002 7100 /                                 Of Love And War: An exhibition detailing the pas-
                                                                                                                                 Lunch With Vincent River: Two plays for the                     sionate relationships forged during times of conflict
                          !                                                                                                      price of one from Elephant Juice Theatre Company.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – with the pain of separation and the great joy of
            IDS! C                                                                                                               Delight in a seaside seduction in Steven Berkoff’s               reunion. State Library Gallery. November 6 to February
  HEY K                                                                                                                          Lunch, and then clutch your seat for the suspenseful             20, 2011. Ph: 3840 7666 /
                                                                                                                                 tale of Vincent River, by Philip Ridley. Metro Arts.             The Gas: Queensland College of Art graduate art
                                                                                                                                 November 23 to December 11. Ph: 3002 7100 /                      show plus espresso GARAGE awards 2010. Featuring
                                                                                                                                                                    live art spectacle, An Abridged History of Western
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cinema, on opening night only. Griffith University Art
                                                                                                                                 THEATRE, DANCE, CIRCUS, ETC. –                                   Gallery. November 25 to February 5.
                                                                                                                                 SOON                                                             au/centre/artworks
                                                                                                                                 The Ruby Revue: Enjoy a scrumptious three-course                The Stoke – Skateboarding In Brisbane: This
                                                                                                                                 dinner along with a mix of naughty and nice cabaret              exhibition manoeuvres behind Brisbane’s tight-knit
                                                                                                                                 acts reminiscent of old-world Paris. The Arts Centre             skateboarding fraternity and its camaraderie to chart
                                                                                                                                 Gold Coast. December 3 to 11. Ph: 5588 4000 / www.               the city’s historical affinity with skateboarding relevant
                                                                                                                                                                  to the international evolution of the sport. Museum
                                                                                                                                 Judy Breaks: Q Song Award-winner DJ Bacon                       of Brisbane. Until February 27, 2011. Ph: 3403 8888 /
                                                                                                                                 teams up with Australia’s Got Talent sensation Dr      
                                                                                                                                 Rhythm to host the year’s final break-dancing compe-             Symbols of Australia: The kangaroo, Uluru, the
  INFORMER COMICS :: COMIC REVIEW                                                                                                tition where breakers go head-to-head in an all-out              Sydney Harbour Bridge – or Vegemite? What says “Aus-
                                                                                                                                 battle. Judith Wright Centre. December 12. Ph: 3872              tralia” most to you? The exhibition explores the diverse
  TwIN SPICA VOL 1-3 – KOU                                                     ible mentor in Mr. Lion, the ghost of the         9000 /                                range of national symbols that define and represent
  YAGINUMA                                                                     rocket’s pilot. Determined to become an           Under Milkwood: Fractal Theatre present Dylan                    Australia’s national identity. Queensland Museum
  (Vertical)                                                                   astronaut herself, she enrols in the Tokyo        Thomas’ masterpiece. Director Brenna Lee-Cooney                          South Bank. December 4 to February 27, 2011.
  Friendship, sadness, ghosts and                                              National Space School, where students are         layers text and subtext through poetically inspired              
  rockets                                                                      subjected to rigorous physical and mental         movement and music. Preview at Baptist Church                               AlphaStation/Alphaville: Performance
       For at least a couple of generations –                                  testing. Mixing school-day drama with mild        Theatre, Ipswich on December 11. Old Museum                                 artist Luke Roberts has been a key figure in
  before real spaceflight started seeming                                      doses of sci-fi, Twin Spica is more moving        Building. 14 to 24 December. fractaltheatre@                                the Brisbane art scene for over three decades.
  like mundane trips to the grocery store                                      than you might expect. Substitute “becom-                                                            He has developed an intricate personal my-
  for shut-ins on the ISS – every primary                                      ing an astronaut” with any goal and the           Christmas Tights: Flipside Circus alongside                                 thology that collapses personal and political,
  school classroom would contain at least                                     story works just as well, subtly exploring loss,   Lady Torpedo and the Big Swing Brothers light                                 local and cosmological, and past and future.
  one kid who answered the question, “What do you                loneliness and the lingering after-effects of disaster,         up the inner city with high-energy swing band                                 The Institute of Modern Art. November 27 to
  want to be when you grow up?”, with “An astronaut!” I          while also highlighting the beauty of friendship. Each          Miguel. King George Square. December 20 to                                    February 26.
  was one of those kids, so Kou Yaginumi’s premise for           volume of Twin Spica contains some of the saddest               23. Ph: 3403 8888 /                                     Light From Light: This exhibition ex-
  Twin Spica – that children can become rocket pilots            and also most heartwarming scenes I’ve read this                christmas                                                                   plores the properties and metaphors of light,
  before adulthood if they study and train hard enough           year, as though Yaginuma wants to lift his characters           The Burlesque Hour: The luscious,                                         and the idea of libraries being sites of enlight-
  – immediately struck a nostalgic chord. Following a            out of despair as much as into space. It’s definitely an        legendary, velvet-trimmed, burlesque-                                     enment. The 20 light-inspired artworks will
  group of students attempting to become astronauts a            all-ages title in the way that Bone or Castle Waiting is,       eats-its-young Salon that has set critics                                be displayed simultaneously in the Shanghai
  few years after a rocket crashed into a city, killing many,    identifiable to young readers, yet with depth enough            raving around the world in raptures is                                  Library in China. State Library & The Edge. Until
  Twin Spica entwines innocence and sadness. Young               for adults. Read it and it’ll make you wish NASA would          coming to Brisbane with an unforgettable,                               March 2011.
  Asumi Kamogawa lives alone with her father – who               stop fannying about and go to Mars already.                     wildly seductive and grotesquely addictive
  worked on the doomed rocket – but also has an invis-                HHHH                                    TOPHER HEALY       stocking-filler of a show. The Powerhouse.                             MIXED BAG
                                                                                                                                 December 21 to 23. Ph: 3358 8600 / www.                                Ultracade Live: Satisfy your inner (or outer)
                                                                                                                                                                       nerd during a nostalgic evening of the games, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      sounds and the sprites of the golden era of video
   Urbanest student accommodations are running a                vaudeville and music from 6pm each night.                       VISUAL ARTS, ARCHITECTURE                                            game culture. The Powerhouse. November 25. Ph:
  competition giving one tertiary student a chance to             Finucane & Smith’s The Burlesque Hour comes                   Formative Years: Patrick Self’s debut solo                               3358 8600 /
  live in their South Bank complex for free for an entire        to the Brisbane Powerhouse from Tuesday Dec 21 –                exhibition is a photographic exploration of                               Gumball Theatre: Brisbane’s ‘Comic
  year. Students enrolled at a Brisbane educational              Thursday Dec 23. Featuring internationally acclaimed            emerging musical talent from Brisbane and                            Mummy’, a.k.a. Jenny Wynter, launches her all-new
  institute or university have until Tuesday Nov 30 to           Mistress of Grand Guignol, Moira Finucane, who has              across Australia. Bleeding Heart Gallery. Until                       improvised comedy ensemble. Tribal Theatre.
  enter online at, with the win-             been nominated for the 2010 Helpmann Award for                  November 26.                               November 26.
  ner to be announced in December.                               Best Cabaret Artist; Japanese shock cabaret artiste             Bitter Winds: Gimiks Born’s work is sure                             Tim Minchin Versus The Orchestra: Tickets on
   Taking place in King George Square under the                 Yumi Umiumare; circus siren Azaria Universe;                    to set your imagination alight with an                                sale now for this comedy rock superstar’s national
  shade-providing Christmas Tree, Christmas Tights is            and local legend Brian Lucas, The Burlesque                     adventurous tale complete with heroes,                                tour, complete with 55-piece orchestra poised
  a free program of entertainment running Dec 20–23.             Hour is certain to be the best theatrical Christmas             villains and a variety of characters for the                          to respond to Minchin’s every musical whim.
  Flipside Circus Lady Torpedo & The Big Swing                   treat you could ask for. Look for tickets at www.               audience to engage with. Jugglers                                     Brisbane Convention Centre. March 18, 2011. Ph:
                                                                                                                                                                                        TIM MINCHIN
  Brothers and Miguel will bring a mix of circus,                                               Art Space. Until November 26. Ph:                                    132 849 /

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                                                                                                                                   FIVE SPELLS
                                                                                                                                   THAT DANIEL
                                                                                                                                   WISHES HE
                                                                                                                                   COULD DO
                                                                                                                                   As HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY
                                                                                                                                   HALLOWS: PT 1 prepares to cast a spell on
                                                                                                                                   the box office this Christmas season, ALASDAIR
                                                                                                                                   DUNAN ponders the five spells that star
                                                                                                                                   DANIEL RADCLIFFE probably wishes he
                                               MONSTERS                                                            RED HILL        could do.

MONSTERS                                                         RED HILL                                                          1. EQUUS OBLITERATUM                                           4. ACCIO OSCAR
                                                                                                                                   If you want to showcase your acting chops, theatre             It’s always such bloody hard work for British actors
In cinemas Thursday [M]                                          In cinemas Thursday [MA15+]
                                                                                                                                   is the way to go, but you need to be careful just how          to win an Academy Award – at a bare minimum, you
Director: Gareth Edwards                                         Director: Patrick Hughes
                                                                                                                                   much of your, um, wand you expose. A spell to rid                      have to dress up in heavy, uncomfortable
Runtime: 90mins.                                                 Runtime: 95mins.
                                                                                                                                   the internet of grainy camera phone shots would                         period costumes, or go batshit crazy and
     Writer-director Gareth Edwards says that the idea                Aficionados of Alan Ball’s Twilight antidote True
                                                                                                                                   come in handy, especially when your replacement                          method-act your way through like Daniel
for his first feature film Monsters came to him when             Blood will already be acquainted with the delights
                                                                                                                                   Alfie Allen proves a little better, um, endowed in                       Day Lewis. A little recognition for Deathly
he was sitting watching two fishermen in the Maldives            of Ryan Kwanten’s torso, as the producers of the
                                                                                                                                   the wand department.                                                       Hallows: Pt 1 would be nice, and if a
wrestling with their nets as they pulled them into the           deliciously naughty vampire series seem to relish every
boats. At the time, he imagined what the scene might             opportunity to have Kwanten’s himbo character, Jason                                                                                              little bit of magical intervention is
look like if the problem with the nets turned out to be          Stackhouse, peel off his shirt to display the rippling            2. PATTINSON REDUCIO                                                               all it takes ...
                                                                                                                                   Sure, Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Pattinson are all
an alien of some sort. When he went back to work, the            abs within. While most of my female True Blood friends
                                                                                                                                   buddy-buddy, but Harry Potter would have to stand                                 5. INDIE CREDIBILITUS
award-winning visual effects artists couldn’t get the            reckon the abs of Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård)
                                                                                                                                   on a phone book to kiss Edward Cullen (I’m not say-                               “Oh yeah, that’s me from the
idea out of his head, and he started imagining a world           are eminently more fondle-able, I’m not sure Australian
                                                                                                                                   ing he WOULD, I’m just saying), and there has to be                               Harry Potter films, but did you
where alien weirdness could somehow be regarded                  director Patrick Hughes would have been financially po-
                                                                                                                                   some lingering resentment there, right?                                           know I’m in a band now? Daniel
as normal.                                                       sitioned to bring the Viking to our shores and train him
    Edwards’s speculation has borne fruit in Monsters,           up with the right kind of drawl. So it was that Kwanten                                                                                             And The Dementors – we’re a
a strange and wonderful road movie set in a world not            took on the role of newly transferred city cop, Constable         3. ROwLING EXPEDITUS                                                              bit like Klaxons crossed with
                                                                                                                                   Accumulating a vast fortune and never                                             Sticky Fingers-era Stones. We
too far removed from our own, but forever changed                Shane Cooper, who has moved from the big smoke to
                                                                                                                                   having to work again when you’ve                                                  were The Guardian’s New Band
after a crashed NASA space probe brought alien life-             a tiny community in the mountains of rural Victoria.
                                                                                                                                   barely hit legal drinking age has gotta                                          Of The Day the other week. No
forms back to Earth. Six years after the crash, an entire        Cooper has brought his heavily pregnant wife along for
                                                                                                                                   be pretty good fun, but after a while,                                           big deal ... Just wondering if
region along the United States/Mexico border has                 the ride, specifically to offer her the kind of peace and
                                                                                                                                   wouldn’t you start to miss hang-                                                 you’d heard of us.”
been declared a Forbidden Zone, and those forced to              tranquillity an expecting wife needs when high blood
                                                                                                                                   ing out with your old Potter pals
live along the edges of the zone negotiate their lives           pressure threatens her pregnancy.
                                                                                                                                   on set? If only Rowling would                                                    HARRY PottER & tHE
around the migratory patterns of huge, lumbering,                     On his first day in Red Hill, Cooper meets his new
                                                                                                                                   make her sodding mind up                                                         DEAtHLY HALLowS: Pt 1 is
and extremely dangerous aliens.                                  colleagues, including the avuncular Barlow (Kevin Har-
                                                                                                                                   about that eighth book ...                                                       in cinemas now.
    For reasons unbeknownst to the audience, Saman-              rington) and their gruff, very traditional peacemaker
tha Wynden (Whitney Able) has been travelling through            boss, Old Bill (Steve Bisley), who sports a ten gallon
Mexico, but a recent encounter gone bad means that               hat and holstered side-arms. Sent off to deal with a
she needs to return to the States as soon as possible.           mysterious cow killing, Cooper is out of town when
This is where freelance photographer, Andrew Kaulder             news comes to Red Hill that an old adversary is on his
(Scoot McNairy) comes in. For the last few months,               way home to exact revenge. Former Red Hill resident,
Scoot has been drifting along the zone border hoping             Jimmy Conway (Tommy Lewis) has escaped his life
to catch just the right images of the havoc wrought              imprisonment back in the city, and apparently is intent
by the monsters within. Well, he’s not quite freelance,          on making those who put him there pay for doing so.
as Sam’s news mogul father has suddenly entrusted                Old Bill quickly assembles a posse and posts the new-
Andrew with her safe return home, and the deal is                bie on a remote pass to watch for Lewis in the unlikely
non-negotiable. The problem is that thanks to Andrew’s           event that he comes that way. Of course, we all know
incompetence, the pair now has to make their way                 that’s the first place Lewis will come through, and
through the zone, rather than around it.                         soon all hell breaks loose in the sleepy little hamlet.
    Be warned, this is a monster movie, but the                       First-time writer-director Patrick Hughes has de-
encounters with said monsters are frightening, but               liberately styled his very slick film as a contemporary
fleeting, nearly always on the edge of the frame or              Western, with all manner of Hollywood archetypes
obscured by fog or the night. What I found wonderful,            and subplots threaded into this vengeance story.
however, was Edwards’s vision of the Forbidden Zone,             Bisley’s Old Bill and his compromised little gang of
a once populous region reclaimed by nature – well,               hillbillies offer suitably malevolent performances, and
a new version of nature that includes dangerous                  Kwanten seems ideally equipped to play the gormless
animals the size of airliners. Edwards used a guerrilla-         Cooper – perhaps four seasons of playing a twit on                                                                   INCEPTION                                                    TITANIC
style of filming, working closely with locals and his            True Blood prepared him well for the role. Red Hill is a
two-member cast to gain some very realistic footage.             stylish and promising first film for Patrick Hughes, and
The result is a strangely affecting film.                        bodes well for his future career.
    HHHH                                    TIM MILFULL               HHH                                       TIM MILFULL


   The Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema is headed                    Edward.” Prepare for some Twihard-friendly action
  back to New Farm Park this summer, running Dec                  by checking out
  15, 2010, until Feb 27, 2011. The season kicks off              redridinghood.
  with the Gemma Arterton-starring Tamara Drewe,                   Alexander Payne, director of Election, About
  the excellent Stephen Frears-directed adaptation                Schmidt and Sideways has announced his next
  of the graphic novel by UK artist Posy Simmonds.                project will be an adaptation of Dan ‘Ghost World’
  There will be preview screenings (Love & Other                  Clowes’ graphic novel Wilson, a grimly funny tale                                                       BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN                                      THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
  Drugs, Unstoppable), cult films (Rocky Horror Picture           about a contradiction-filled misanthrope attempting
  Show, Breakfast At Tiffany’s), current hits (The                to engage with the world around him. 90% of the
  Social Network, Tron: Legacy), kids’ flicks (Toy Story
  3, Megamind) and much more. Check out www.
                                                                  world won’t get it, the other 10% laugh during Jim
                                                                  Jarmusch films.                                                  5 FILMS THAT WOULD BE COOLER for the full program and tickets.
   The trailer for Catherine ‘Twilight’ Hardwicke’s
                                                                   Proving that he will literally do just about
                                                                  anything as long as it means he doesn’t have to stop
                                                                                                                                   IF THEY FEATURED DAFT PUNK
  Red Riding Hood has hit the Net, prompting Rave’s               working for two seconds, Steven Soderbergh is set                DAFT PUNK make a cameo as futuristic DJs in upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Tron: Legacy, but
  Jody Macgregor to note, “For a 700-year-old legend,             to make an updated film version of ’60s TV spy show              ALASDAIR DUNCAN and ANTHONY WALSH wonder what other movies would be more
  those are some painfully 2010 haircuts on all the               The Man From U.N.C.L.E., re-teaming with his The                 awesome if they featured the presence of the French robots.
  boys. Especially the one who’s rocking a straight-up            Informant! screenwriter Scott Z. Burns.
                                                                                                                                   1. TITANIC                                                     great time; Kanye West makes a cameo as himself.
                                                                                                                                   Sure, the expressionless robot masks might render
                                                                                                                                   Titanic’s central romance somewhat confusing, but              4. LETHAL wEAPON

                                                                                                                                   can you imagine how moving it would be right at                The buddy cop comedy is a genre that could do
                                                                                                                                   the end when ‘I’ll never let go!’ flashes across Guy-          with some livening up, and who better to do it than
                                                                                                                                   Manuel’s faceplate as Thomas slowly sinks to the               Daft Punk? The pair star as a pair of mismatched LA
                                                                                                                                   bottom of the North Atlantic?                                  detectives on the trail of bad guy Gary Busey; ‘I’m
  JOKES                                                                                                                            2. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                  getting too old for this shit’ flashes across Thomas’
                                                                                                                                                                                                  visor in bright red, and you have a bunch of kickass
                                                                                                                                   Cowboy-on-cowboy love went mainstream when                     tunes ready to go for the soundtrack.
  HARRY: Hey Ron, have you                                                                                                         this one came out, but is the world ready for the pas-
  heard Lord voldermort's got                                                                                                      sionate, provocative story of a robot-on-robot affair?         5. INCEPTION
  no nose?                                                                                                                         Digital Love plays as they gently tap helmets for the          Inception was a great film and stuff, and it doesn’t
                                                                                                                                   first time, and later, ‘I wish I knew how to quit you’         really need any updating, but it would still be pretty
  RON: Oh, Harrrrry, you                                                                                                           flickers sadly on Thomas’ faceplate.                           cool and trippy to see Daft Punk running through
  shouldnt be saying his name,                                                                                                                                                                    rotating hallways and shooting at each other from
  but that can't be right.                                                                                                         3. THE DEVIL wEARS PRADA                                       snowmobiles and shit like that, right?
                                                                                                                                   Guy-Manuel is an icy magazine editor, Thomas is his
  How does he smell?                                                                                                               tormented assistant, but in this version, they settle their    tRoN: LEGAcY opens in cinemas
                                                                                                                                   differences and DJ a party together at Paris Fashion           everywhere thursday Dec 16. check out www.
  HARRY: Terrible.                                                                                                                 Week and everyone loses their shit and has a really   for more information.

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 CONCERT                                                                                                                                                                                                    THE PERRY BRAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mrs Katy Brand (née, Perry, pictured) is bringing her whipped
                                                                                                                                                                                                            cream compression bra and freaky deaky Gummy bear army to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre for a second night on Sunday May

                                                                                                                                                                                                            15, 2011. Tickets have been flying from Ticketek so if you’re keen to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            get your candy-cane on, hit the pre-sale from midday on Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov 25, or run with the bulls when general allocation goes live at
                                                                                                                                                                                                            9am on Tuesday Nov 30.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            @ BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT
                                                                                                                TOUR                                                                                        CENTRE, SUNDAY MAY 15, 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            TICkETS ON SALE TUESdAY NOv 30 AT www.TICKETEK.COM.AU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     / Cut Copy / Deerhunter / Foals / Gotye / The
                                                          NOVEMBER                                                                                                                                                                                   Holidays / Holy Fuck & many more Alexandria St,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fortitude Valley
                                                          30   Paul Kelly Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Joe Cocker / George Thorogood & The Destroy-
                                                               The Lemonheads / The Candles Zoo, The, Fortitude
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ers Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5    Avalon Drive The Hi Fi, West End
                                                          DECEMBER                                                                                                                                                                                   Choirboys Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed
                                                          1    Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / Victor Valdez Trio                                                                                                                                6    Misfits The Hi Fi, West End
                                                               / Red Bantoo DJs Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay                                                                                                                                 7    Sting Brisbane Riverstage
                                                               That 1 Guy / Mr Percival Villa Noosa, Noosaville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10   Billy Connolly Brisbane Convention Centre, South
                                                          2    Sierra Fin (launch) / Montpelier Alhambra Lounge,                                                                                                                                     Brisbane
                                                               Fortitude Valley
                                                               Chris Pickering & Catherine Britt Club Envy,                                                                                                                                     11   Billy Connolly Brisbane Convention Centre, South
                                                               Maroochydore                                                                                                                                                                          Brisbane
                                                               That 1 Guy / Mr Percival Miami Shark Bar, Miami                                                                                                                                  12   The Getaway Plan / Alive / Secrets In Scale
 SUPPORT SQUAD                                                 Tavern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (18+) The Hi Fi, West End
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Getaway Plan / Alive / Secrets In Scale
                                                               The Jezabels / Two Hours Traffic (CAN) Spotted
                                                               Cow, The, Toowoomba                                                                                                                                                                   (U18) The Hi Fi, West End
  The Lemonheads (pictured) will get some sup-                Ian Moss / Asa Broomhall / The Lion & Ryan                                                                                                                                       14   Billy Connolly Brisbane Convention Centre, South
 port from The Candles (in acoustic mode) when                 Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley                                                                                                                                             Brisbane
                                                               Reel Big Fish Vs The Aquabats Tivoli, The, Fortitude                                                                                                                             15   Rob Schneider Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
 they play The Zoo on Tuesday Nov 30. Tickets are              Valley                                                                                                                                                                                Caribou / Four Tet Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                          3    Muscles / Young Men Dead/ Fans DJs Alhambra
 limited, but available at OzTix for $52+bf.                   Lounge, Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16   Swervedriver Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17   Return For Forever IV Brisbane Convention
  Quizzically we inform you Tinie Tempah will                 Bonjah Beach Hotel, Byron Bay                                                                                                                                                         Centre, South Brisbane
                                                               Linkin Park Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boon-
 support The Script when they play an all ages date            dall                                                                                                                                                                             18   Belinda Carlisle Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed
                                                               Chris Pickering & Catherine Britt Globe, The,                                                                                                                                         Heads
 at Brisbane’s Convention Centre on Sunday Apr 10,                                                                                                                                                                                              19   Good Vibrations: Faithless / Phoenix / Sasha

                                                                                                                            BROADCAST 6
                                                               Fortitude Valley
 2011. Tickets are on sale now, $67.70bf from Ticketek.        Club House: Wons Phreely GPO, Fortitude Valley                                                                                                                                        / Nas / Damian Marley / Cee Lo Green / Kelis /
                                                               Club House: Vasco Era GPO, Fortitude Valley                                                                                                                                           Ludacris / Erykah Badu / Friendly Fires / Miike
  Trivium support Disturbed when they call into               The Jezabels / Two Hours Traffic (CAN) Great                                                                                                                                          Snow & many more Gold Coast Parklands, South-
 Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre on Saturday Apr               Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
                                                               Electric Horse / Engine Three Seven / Drawcard /
                                                                                                                            @ THE HI-FI, MONDAY DEC                                                                                                  port
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Belinda Carlisle Kedron Wavell Services Club
 30, 2011. As I Lay Dying and Forgiven Rival are               Locavore Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra                       TICKETS AVAILBLE FROM WWW.OZTIX.COM.AU $42+BF                                                                            The Books Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               Bjorn Again QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane                                                                                                                                    22   Dame Kiri Te Kanawa QPAC Concert Hall, South
 also on the bill. Tickets for the all ages show go on         Ian Moss / Asa Broomhall / The Lion & Ryan                                                                               Sticky Fingers The Loft, Chevron Island                      Brisbane
                                                                                                                             Reverend Horton Heat The Hi Fi, West End
 sale Friday Nov 26, and cost $91.65+bf.                       Springwood Hotel
                                                                                                                       13    Jack Johnson / Tegan & Sara / Ash Grunwald            6    Sunset Sounds Brisbane Riverstage & City Gardens        24   Toro Y Moi / Oh Ye Denver Birds Woodland,
                                                               Dead Letter Circus Surfers Paradise Beergarden                                                                      8    The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Yamba Bowling              Coniston Lane
                                                               Laura Jean / Jenny Hval (NOR) The Hangar, Red Hill            Brisbane Riverstage
                                                                                                                                                                                        Club                                                    25   Rihanna Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
                                                               Architects / Rolo Tomassi / Comeback Kid / This Is      14    Eagles Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall                                                                          Gang Of Four The Hi Fi, West End
                                                                                                                             Bon Jovi Suncorp Stadium, Milton                           Shihad Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               Hell The Hi Fi, West End                                                                                                                                                         26   Martha Wainwright A&I Hall, Bangalow
                                                               Korn / Shihad / Sydonia Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley   15    Human Nature Brisbane Convention Centre, South        11   The Oh Sees Woodland, Coniston Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Zoo, The, Fortitude          Soundwave 2011: Iron Maiden / Queens Of The
                                                               Dubmarine (launch) Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley                 Brisbane                                                                                                                Stone Age / Slayer / Primus / Slash / One Day As
                                                                                                                       16    The Fumes / Carmen Townsend (CAN) Coolangatta              Valley
                                                          4    Club House: Drawn From Bees / The Shiny Brights                                                                                                                                       A Lion / Bullet For My Valentine / Bring Me The
                                                               Birdees Third Floor, Fortitude Valley                         Hotel                                                 12   Emmure / Shinto Katana Club 299, Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Great Northern             Horizon / The Murderdolls / Silverstein / Fucked
                                                               Gotan Project Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm                   Club House: El Guincho (ESP) / Toy Balloon GPO,                                                                         Up / We The Kings & many, many more RNA
                                                               That 1 Guy / Mr Percival Globe, The, Fortitude Val-           Fortitude Valley                                           Hotel, Byron Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                        Emmure / Shinto Katana (AA) The Fort, Fortitude              Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
                                                               ley                                                           4000 Christmas Party: Straight Arrows Zoo, The,
                                                               Ian Moss / Asa Broomhall / The Lion & Ryan
                                                               Hinterland Hotel Highway Bar, Nerang                    17
                                                                                                                             Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                             Rockabilly Xmas Party Holland Park Bowls Club         13
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Great Northern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MARCH, 2011
                                                               Bonjah / Hotel Motel Sol Bar, Maroochydore                    The Fumes / Carmen Townsend (CAN) Joe’s Water-             Hotel, Byron Bay                                        1    Martha Wainwright Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               Byron Bay ReggaeFest: Midnite / Turbulence                    hole, Eumundi                                              Mos Def Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley                   2    Imelda May Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
                                                               / Sud Soundsystem/ Deadly Hunts / Dubwize                     Round Table Knights Monastery Nightclub, Forti-            Jason Collett & Zeus Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley         3    Ke$ha Brisbane Riverstage
                                                               Soundsystem & many more The Brewery, Byron                    tude Valley                                           14   The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Coolangatta Hotel          Imelda May The Hi Fi, West End
                                                               Bay                                                           JD Samson / Coco Electrik / Distorted Digital / DJs        Jason Collett & Zeus Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi           4    The Chemical Brothers / Art Vs Science / Zane
                                                               Loomer (launch) The Hangar, Red Hill                          Rework / DayJaVu / Aukistra Step Inn, Fortitude       15   Judy Collins & Chris Bailey QPAC, South Brisbane             Lowe /James Holroyd Brisbane Riverstage
 CHANGES!                                                      Sally Seltmann / Oh Mercy / Jessica Says Zoo, The,
                                                               Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                             Straight Arrows Woodland, Coniston Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist The Hi Fi, West End
                                                                                                                                                                                        Jason Collett & Zeus The Loft, Chevron Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Craig Pesco: Freddy Mercury QPAC, South Bris-
                                                          5    Muse / Dead Letter Circus Brisbane Entertainment              The John Steel Singers Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley          Health Woodland, Coniston Lane                               Joanna Newsom Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
  Joe Cocker (pictured) has had a venue shift.                Centre, Boondall                                        18    The Fumes / Carmen Townsend (CAN) Great               16   Jason Collett & Zeus Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay    5    Future Music Festival: The Chemical Brothers
                                                               Grigoryan Brothers & Wolfgang Muthspiel                       Northern Hotel, Byron Bay                                  The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Kings Beach                / Dizzee Rascal / Pendulum / MGMT / Mark
 No longer at Royal Pines Resort, his Friday Feb 4,            Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm                                 Roby Lakatos QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane             Tavern, Caloundra                                            Ronson & The Business Intl / Ke$ha / The Presets
                                                               Sally Seltmann / Oh Mercy / Jessica Says Great                                                                                                                                        / Leftfield & many more Doomben Race Course
 2011, show now goes down at Brisbane’s Enter-                 Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
                                                                                                                             S3RL / Karpe-DM / Decipher / Khanage / Deeplex /
                                                                                                                             Kazuki The Hi Fi, West End
                                                                                                                                                                                   20   Ben Jorgensen (USA) Rosies, Brisbane City
                                                                                                                                                                                        Royal Crown Revue The Hi Fi, West End                   8    Os Mutantes / Best Coast Tivoli, The, Fortitude
 tainment Centre. Tickets are on sale Friday Nov 26            Tujiko Noriko Liquid, Byron Bay                               Little Dragon (SWE) Woodland, Coniston Lane                Tommy & Phil Emmanuel Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley          Valley
                                                               Bonjah Noosa SLSC                                       19    Gorillaz / De La Soul / Little Dragon Brisbane                                                                          Wavves / Bleeding Knees Club Zoo, The, Fortitude
 from Ticketek.                                                Steresonic: Tiesto / Calvin Harris / Carl Cox / Major         Entertainment Centre, Boondall
                                                                                                                                                                                   21   Tommy & Phil Emmanuel Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               Lazer / Sebastian Ingrosso / Benny Benassi /                                                                             Dead Letter Circus Villa Noosa Hotel
                                                                                                                             Roby Lakatos QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane        22   Twilight Hot Rod Show: The Detonators / West            10   Best Coast Woodland, Coniston Lane
                                                               Wiley / Ricardo Villalobos / Infected Mushroom /              No Sleep Til: Megadeath / NOFX / Dropkick                                                                               The Clean Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               Jeff Mills / Afrojack / Luciano & many more RNA                                                                          Texas Crude / Miss Teresa & Her Rhythmaires /
                                                                                                                             Murphys / Parkway Drive / Descendents / A Day              Paulie & His Crazy Rhythm Boys / DJ Leapin Lawrie       11   Alan Jackson Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
                                                               Showgrounds, Bowen Hills                                      To Remember / Gwar / Alkaline Trio / Katatonia &           Rocklea Showground                                           Boondall
                                                               Fozzy (USA) / Burn Down Hollywood The Hi Fi,                  many more RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills                                                                                  Swans The Hi Fi, West End
                                                               West End                                                                                                            23   Big Day Out: Tool / Rammstein / Iggy & The
                                                                                                                       21    Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant The Hi                                                                        The Besnard Lakes Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / Victor Valdez Trio                                                                        Stooges / M.I.A / John Butler Trio / Grinderman /
                                                                                                                             Fi, West End                                               Wolfmother / Lcd Soundsystem / Bloody Beetroots         12   Alan Jackson Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
                                                               / DJ Miss Goldie / DJ Paprika Tivoli, The, Fortitude
                                                               Valley                                                  22    The Gothic (Havergal Brians Symphony No.1 )                Death Crew 77 / Crystal Castles / Lupe Fiasco /              Boondall
                                                               The Jezabels / Two Hours Traffic (CAN) Zoo, The,              QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane                          Primal Scream Screamadelica Live / The Black Keys       14   Weird Al Yankovic Jupiters Theatre, Broadbeach
                                                               Fortitude Valley                                        26    Grinspoon / Howl / Chicks Who Love Guns Great              / Deftones / Bliss N Eso & many more Gold Coast              Island
                                                          6    Muse / Dead Letter Circus Brisbane Entertainment              Northern Hotel, Byron Bay                                  Parklands, Southport                                    15   Weird Al Yankovic QPAC Concert Hall, South
                                                               Centre, Boondall                                        27    Grinspoon Yamba Bowling Club                          24   Tool Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall                 Brisbane
                                                               Broadcast / Seekae The Hi Fi, West End                  28    Blah Blah Blah: Digitalism / The Funkoars / The            Ratatat / Disasteradio The Hi Fi, West End                   Afro Celt Sound System The Hi Fi, West End
                                                          8    U2 / Jay Z Suncorp Stadium, Milton                            Freestylers / Horror Show / Soul Of Man (UK) /        25   Owen Pallett Old Museum, Spring Hill                    16   Gerry & The Pacemakers Jupiters Theatre, Broad-
                                                                                                                             Excision (CAN) / Beardyman (UK) & many more                The Black Keys Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley                 beach Island
                                                          9    Lambda: Jonathan Boulet / Grace Woodroofe / Sun-
                                                               shine Ensemble Alhambra Lounge, Fortitude Valley              Riverlife, Kangaroo Point                                  La Dispute (USA) / To The North Zoo, The, Fortitude     18   Tim Minchin & Australian Symphony Orchestras
                                                                                                                       31    Claude Von Stroke BarSoma, Fortitude Valley                                                                             Brisbane Convention Centre, South Brisbane
 MOAR TICKETS?                                                 Jeff Martin & Terepai Richmond / Hazel Eyes The
                                                               Devil Coolangatta Hotel                                       No Years Festival: Shout Out Louds / Neon Indian      26
                                                                                                                                                                                        La Dispute (USA) / To The North (AA) Burst City,             Gerry & The Pacemakers Kedron Wavell Services
                                                                                                                             / The John Steel Singers / Jonathan Boulet /                                                                            Club
                                                               Tujiko Noriko Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley                                                                     South Brisbane
                                                                                                                             Seekae / Parades / Seja / Oh Ye Denver Birds / Lit-                                                                21   Neil Diamond Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
  Tool (pictured) released a very limited number              U2 / Jay Z Suncorp Stadium, Milton
                                                                                                                             tle Scout & many more Brisbane Powerhouse, New
                                                                                                                                                                                   27   Brooke Fraser Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               The Fall The Hi Fi, West End                                                                                        28   John Waters: Looking Through A Glass Onion QPAC
 of tickets last week for their Brisbane Entertain-            Girls Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley                              Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                        Concert Hall, South Brisbane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                23   Neil Diamond Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
                                                          10   Spirit Of Christmas: Rachael Beck / David Hobson /            Thriller: Burn Down Hollywood Rosies, Brisbane                                                                          Boondall
 ment Centre show on Monday Jan 24, 2011. Try                  Simon Gallaher QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane              City                                                       Brooke Fraser Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                24   The Doobie Brothers Brisbane Convention Centre,
                                                                                                                             The Depot Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley                  30   Ragamuffin: Mary J. Blige / Jimmy Cliff / Maxi
 your luck at Ticketek!                                        Lone Pariah / Vivandiere /Syntax / Walrii / Danck /                                                                      Priest / Sean Paul / The Original Wailers / The Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     South Brisbane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26   Beyond The Darkside Brisbane Convention Centre,
                                                               Swob Step Inn (Upstairs), Fortitude Valley
                                                               Jeff Martin & Terepai Richmond / Pear The Hi Fi, West   JANUARY, 2011                                                    Seeds / Ky Mani Marley / The Red Eyes Pine Rivers
                                                                                                                                                                                        Park, Brisbane                                               South Brisbane
                                                               End                                                     1     Rikki Newton / Adam Swain / Alex James / Logan             INXS / Train / The Baby Animals / Models Sirromet            Usher / Trey Songz Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
                                                               Mother & Son Woodland, Coniston Lane                          Baker (NZ) / Dan Abbott / Wadza & Jay Berry /              Winery, Mt Cotton                                            Boondall
                                                                                                                             Digital Divide / Robohan / Leon Farrell / Jerry                                                                         Beyond The Darkside Brisbane Entertainment
 ROAD TRIP?                                               11
                                                               Jebediah Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               Club House: Belles Will Ring / Guinea Fowl / Mag-             Drew / CJM / Dave Worth BarSoma, Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                        Sufjan Stevens Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Centre, Boondall
                                                               netic Heads GPO, Fortitude Valley                       2     Summafieldayze: David Guetta / Armin Van
                                                                                                                             Buuren / Justice (DJ Set) / N*E*R*D / Armand Van
                                                                                                                                                                                   FEBRUARY, 2011                                               28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cyndi Lauper QPAC, South Brisbane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cyndi Lauper QPAC, South Brisbane
  There’s been one final release of tickets for               Spirit Of Christmas: Rachael Beck / David Hobson /
                                                                                                                             Helden & many more Doug Jennings Park, The Spit,      1    Kenny Rogers & The Queensland Symphony
                                                               Simon Gallaher QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane                                                                                                                                 31   Uriah Heap Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
 Lorne’s Falls Festival happening over New Year’s                                                                            Gold Coast                                                 Orchestra / Troy Cassar-Daley Brisbane Convention
                                                               Hoodoo Gurus / The Break The Hi Fi, West End
 Eve. Try your luck here:            Mother & Son The Loft, Chevron Island                         Sticky Fingers Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
                                                                                                                             Flying Lotus / The Gaslamp Killer / Hudson
                                                                                                                                                                                        Centre, South Brisbane
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Unthanks Brisbane Powerhouse (Visy Theatre),        APRIL, 2011
                                                               4ZzZ Birthday: Ozi Batla / Laneous & The Family Yah                                                                      New Farm                                                1    Lonnie Lee Presents The Class Of 59 Ipswich Civic
  Groovin’ The Moo has claimed its 2011 date,                 / DZ / Pastel Blaze Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley             Mohawke Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                             Built To Spill Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley             2    Foals Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay                        Hall
                                                               The Bouncing Souls / Hot Water Music / Dave Hause
 sidling up to Murray Sports Complex, Townsville               / Headaches Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley                  3     Future Of The Left Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley         3    Two Door Cinema Club Great Northern Hotel,              2    Lonnie Lee Presents The Class Of 59 QPAC, South
                                                                                                                                                                                        Byron Bay                                                    Brisbane
 Cricket Grounds on Sunday May 1, 2011. A full line-      12   Xavier Rudd / Justin Nozuka Lake Kawana Centre,         4     Darkest Hour / Carnifex The Hi Fi, West End
                                                                                                                                                                                   4    Laneway Festival: !!! -The Antlers / Ariel              7    Dragon City Golf Club, Toowoomba
                                                               Bokarina                                                      Born Ruffians Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
 up is expected to be announced in February, 2011.             A Day On The Green: Blondie / The Pretenders            5     Sunset Sounds Brisbane Riverstage & City Gardens           Pinks Haunted Graffiti / Beach House / Bear             8    Good Charlotte / Short Stack / Boys Like Girls
                                                               Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton                                    Arrested Development Coolangatta Hotel                     In Heaven / Blonde Redhead / Cloud Control                   Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       purveyors My Disco (pictured) yielded their latest LP, Little

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Joy. The Melbourne minimalist-post-punk-indie trio will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       playing tracks old and new in Brisbane this week to launch
                                                                                            GIG                                                                                                                                                                        Little Joy, with capable support from Absolute Boys and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Slug Guts. Tickets are $18+bf from OzTix for a night of
                                                                                            OF                                                                                                                                                                         sonic precision in anarchy.

                                                                                            THE                                                                                                                                                                        @ THE ZOO, SATURDAY NOV 27
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                              WHO, WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE?                                     WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Miami Shark Bar, Miami Tavern: K2 Duo / Nine Sons Of
    TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23                                                                                                                                                                                    Dan / Radio Star
    Brisbane Powerhouse (Powerhouse Theatre), New                                                                                                                                                          Mt Gravatt PCYC: Beat Central Hip Hop Youth Event
    Farm: Femi Kuti & The Positive Force                                                                                                                                                                   Mullumbimby: Mullum Music Festival: Harry James Angus
    Courthouse Hotel, Southport: Rob Brown / Fiona McGary                                                                                                                                                  (Cat Empire) / Nano Stern / Mama Kin / Tinpan Orange /
    / Matt Marr                                                                                                                                                                                            Jen Cloher / Jordie Lane / Lucie Thorne / Vince Jones &
    Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Paul Van                                                                                                                                                     many more
    Den Hoorn                                                                                                                                                                                              Music Kafe, West End: The Moniters / Herd Of Turtles /
    Elsewhere, Gold Coast: Cassian / Jimmy 2 Sox / Hugo B                                                                                                                                                  Sunday Smith / Hemi & 2 Stroke / Ciff & Brendan
    Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: The Mute Canary                                                                                                                                                Mystique (The Old Arena), Fortitude Valley: DJs Tuini
    Project                                                                                                                                                                                                / Mista / Climate / Metal Jacket / Blaze & Master D / MCs
    La La Land, Byron Bay: Feenixpawl / Knife N Fork                                                                                                                                                       Tank & Shorty
    Limes Hotel Rooftop, Fortitude Valley: Chi-Cachi-Ca                                                                                                                                                    Neverland, Coolangatta: Knife Machine
    Jazz Duo                                                                                                                                                                                               North Burleigh SLSC: Akasa
    LocknLoad, West End: Paul Young Trio                                                                                                                                                                   North Stradbroke Island: Calm Before The Storm Festival:
    Music Kafe, West End: Connor Cleary / Rhythm Express                                                                                                                                                   Martini Groove
    Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Escalate: Al                                                                                                                                                Old Museum, Spring Hill: The Boat People / Dan Parsons
    Buchan / The Deep End / Tim Loydell / Hunter Van Larkins /                                                                                                                                             & Lovecreep / Dead Letter Chorus / Jewell & The Fa,con /
    Daniel Champagne / Tullara Connors                                                                                                                                                                     Seagull / Blame Ringo / The Retreat
    Woodford Hotel: Mark Sheils                                                                                                                                                                            Pacific Pines Hotel, Gold Coast: The Beam
    X&Y, Valley: The PunchDrunks / Instrumental Destraction                                                                                                                                                Prince Of Wales Hotel, Nundah: Topnovil / Skcuf / The Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Market / Rad Rockets Are Go!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               METRO GNOMES
    / Cutloose
                                                                                                                                                                                                           QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane: Joy, Bright Spark Of
    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24                                                                                                                                                                                  Divinity: Johannes Fritzsch                                         UK electronic band Metronomy (pictured) have
                                                                                                                                                                                                           QPAC Playhouse Green: Green Jam
    Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant: Live Stand Up                                                                                                                                                         Sands Tavern, Maroochydore: The Soul Men (Blues                     ponied up after the demise of Harbourlife, Gold
    Boundary Hotel, West End: Blues Jam: Mark Ds Big 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brothers Show)                                                      Coast, and are playing two shows in our corner this
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Shed 5, Gold Coast: Oceans Away / Brazen Bull / 4 Dead In 5
    Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm: Q                                                                                                                                                    Seconds / The Last Outlaw / Exploder / Howling Steel                weekend. The group will be in four-piece full live
    Music Industry Workshops                                                                                                                                                                               Sit Down Comedy Club, Paddington Tavern: Mark McCon-

                                                                           EMMA DEAN NOV 26
    Chalk Hotel, Woolloongabba: Daniel Champagne                                                                                                                                                           ville / Mad Mike Bennett / Katrina Davidson / Shayne Hunter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               band mode at Woodland (Coniston Lane, Fortitude
    Club 299, Fortitude Valley: Locavore / The Andgrogyny                                                                                                                                                  Springwood Hotel: Aliveminded / White Circus                        Valley) on Saturday Nov 27 before hopping down
    / The Molotov                                                                                                                                                                                          Step Inn, Fortitude Valley: Inferno: Helm / Dead Letter
    Conrad Jupiters (Prince Albert Bar): Steady Eddie /                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the highway to play at Elsewhere on Sunday Nov
    Andrew Nason / Chris Hague                                             @ THE OLD MUSEUM, FRIDAY                                                                                                        Opener / New Skinn Echotide
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Substation No 41 Bar, Albion: DJ Lok Lazy & DJ Athol                28. Look for tickets at Moshtix, $35+bf.
    Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Guitar/ Band                 TICKETS AVAILBLE FROM WWW.OZTIX.COM.AU $18.40+BF                                                                                Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Bounce
    Hero Competition                                                                                                                                                                                       / Plan B
    Fiddlers Green, Surfers Paradise: Tyson Faulkner                                                                                                                                                       Tempo Hotel (Stage Door), Fortitude Valley: Bowler:
    La La Land, Byron Bay: Andy Murphy / Cassian                          Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Kedron: K2 Duo                         Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Anthony
                                                                          Electric Playground, Fortitude Valley: Gemmsta                 Polson / Brooksy & Co                                             Hesse
    Royal George Hotel, Fortitude Valley: Mark Sheils                                                                                                                                                      The Hi Fi, West End: You Am I / The Honey Month
    Step Inn, Fortitude Valley: Inferno: Brazen Bull / Prophets           Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Locky /              Tempo Hotel (Stage Door), Fortitude Valley: Bowler: Duck
                                                                          Jabba                                                          Duck Goose & Anna Lunoe                                           The Hive (Valley PCYC), Fortitude Valley: Stuff The Stock-
    Of War / Black Mask / Erase The Thought                                                                                                                                                                ing: Words Versing Verses (AA)
    Victory Hotel, Brisbane: Karma                                        Elsewhere, Gold Coast: Brothers / Jimmy The Saint & The        The Fort, Fortitude Valley: Stick To Your Guns / First Blood /
                                                                          Sinners / Soz DJs / Audun                                      Wish For Wings / Time Has Come / The Ailment (AA)                 The Loft, Chevron Island: Lissy Stanton / Caroline Ham-
    X&Y, Valley: Skypilot / Royal Zephyr                                                                                                                                                                   mond / Lilly Rouge / Nyssa Berger
    Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: Lion Island / Our Talons /                Ferny Grove Tavern: Brett Hitchcock                            The International Hotel, Spring Hill: Adrian Keys
                                                                          Gilhooleys, Albert St: Dachunga                                The Patch Lounge, Coolangatta: Emotions                           Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads: Kasey
    Steve Grady                                                                                                                                                                                            Chambers
                                                                          Gilhooleys, Chermside: DJ Funku                                Tribal Theatre, CBD: Improvised Comedy Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Victory Hotel, Brisbane: Nik Phillips
    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25                                                  Gilhooleys, Strathpine: DJ Funku
                                                                          Globe, The, Fortitude Valley: Peter B & The Homeless
                                                                                                                                         Gumball Theatre
                                                                                                                                         Uber, West End: Road To Happiness                                 Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba: Skinwalkers / Crooked Face
    Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant: Live Stand Up                        Souls (Live Recording) / Aaron Nebauer (Launch) / Dru &        Victory Hotel, Brisbane: Jeff Carter Duo                          / One 80 Down
    Comedy                                                                The Benjamin Hooper Trio                                       Vida Amor Restaurant, Loganholme: Jz Jazz Crew                    Woodland, Coniston Lane: Metronomy
    Alhambra Lounge, Fortitude Valley: Lambda: Kids Of 88 /               GPO, Fortitude Valley: Club House: Carry Nation / Do           Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba: Zed Lepplin                            X&Y, Valley: The Melodics / [ME] / Van Merit / Charlie
    Gung Ho / Grey Stills                                                 The Robot                                                      X&Y, Valley: Bec Plath / Mark Lowndes / Aniki / Danny Cool        Hustle
    Bon Amici, Toowoomba: Custom Kings / Leena                            Greenbank RSL: The Elements                                    Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: Dead Shades / Bang Bang Boss          Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: My Disco / Slug Guts /
    Boundary Hotel, West End: Rumblefish                                  Hamilton Hotel : Solar Rush                                    Kelly / Obliterati / Hotel Motel                                  Absolute Boys
    Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm:
                                                                          Hinterland Hotel Highway Bar, Nerang: The Poor
                                                                          Hotel Morrison, Woolloongabba: Hemi Kingi Trio
                                                                                                                                         Zuri, Forttitude Valley: DJ Femme & MC Lauren
                                                                                                                                                                                                           SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28
    Casablanca, Petrie Terrace: Dub Culture
    Club 299, Fortitude Valley: Hack / The Jon Experiment /
                                                                          Jazbar Restaurant Wine Bar, Toowong: Chi-Cachi-Ca              SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27                                              Alloneword, Fortitude Valley: Cartoon Physics
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Benowa Tavern, Sports Bar: Syd Wilson
                                                                          Jazz Duo                                                       Albany Creek Tavern: The Poor
    The Last Outlaw / Flangipanis / Southern Crossfire
    Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Rob Cini
                                                                          Jimboomba Country Tavern: Taylor Brothers
                                                                          Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi: The Church
                                                                                                                                         Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant: Live Stand Up Comedy             Boundary Hotel, West End: Mojo Webb
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PEwS ASSEMBLED
    Elsewhere, Gold Coast: Sunshine                                                                                                      Alderley Arms Hotel: Mark Boersma
                                                                          Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: Shopfront:             Alloneword, Fortitude Valley: Audun / Rio Lobotomy                Live Spark: The Inland Sea / Pear & The Awkward Orchestra
    Gilhooleys, Albert St: Simon Watson                                   Exist-ence                                                                                                                       Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm:                   The Church (pictured) play in town this week on
    Gilhooleys, Chermside: DJ Dan & Matthew Wow                                                                                          Beetle Bar, Cloud 9: Captain Sledgehammer / Lords Of
                                                                          Kawana SLSC: BlindChase                                                                                                          Livewired
    Gilhooleys, Loganholme: DJ Funku / Kris Jay / Kayli &
                                                                          Kedron Park Hotel: Live Wire
                                                                                                                                         Wong / The Pugs / DJ Archie
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brook Hotel: Jess Preston                                           their An Intimate Space tour, the 30th Anniversary
    Andy Ski                                                                                                                             Bon Amici, Toowoomba: My Escapade / Tinians Boy
    Gilhooleys, Strathpine: DJ Pine
                                                                          Kedron Wavell Services Club: The Darren J Ray Trio             Bramble Bay Bowls Club, Redcliffe: Jim McAlister                  Burleigh Heads Hotel: Nathan Pursey                                 acoustic tour sees the band perform one song from
                                                                          La La Land, Byron Bay: Bass Kleph / Daniel Webber /            Brewhouse, Brisbane City: Adrian Keys                             Customs House: The Lapraik Ensemble
    Gold Coast Arts Centre: Basement: Colourfide                                                                                                                                                           Dublin Docks Tavern, Harbour Town: Livewire                         each album over the last 30 years, only played in
    GPO, Fortitude Valley: Club House: Numbers Radio                      Ryan Rushton                                                   Brisbane Powerhouse (Powerhouse Theatre), New Farm:
                                                                          LocknLoad, West End: Cheap Fakes                                                                                                 Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Amber
    Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay: The Melodics / [ME]
                                                                          Marcoola Surf Club: Blind Lemon
                                                                                                                                         The Idea Of North / Adam Lopez
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Williams / Berst                                                    reverse chronological order. It’ll be an exciting
    Kitty O’Shea’s, Petrie Terrace: Songwriters Network Qld                                                                              Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm:
    Presents...                                                           Mary Gilhooleys Irish Bar, Lismore: The Pantera Show           Popalicious: Organism                                             Elsewhere, Gold Coast: Metronomy / Glass Towers / Edson             experience for fans when The Church play Joe’s
                                                                          From Hell / The Bella Kiss Project                             Brisbane Powerhouse (Visy Theatre), New Farm: Dream-              & Tropics / Audun / Giv
    La La Land, Byron Bay: Stafford Brothers
                                                                          Merrimac Tavern, Gold Coast: Goldie & The Bear                 time Peter Pan                                                    Empire Theatre, Toowoomba: Kasey Chambers                           Waterhole on Friday Nov 26 and The Judith Wright
    Mullumbimby: Mullum Music Festival: Leah Flanagan /                                                                                                                                                    Fishermans Wharf Tavern, Gold Coast: Roots Reggae: CC
    Waiting For Guinness / The Re-Mains / Gyan / Ghost Moun-              Met, The (Bamboo Bar) Fortitude Valley: Bossy & Sharif         Calamvale Hotel: Rob Brown / Terry Hansen / Anne
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Cat / Cheap Fakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Centre on Saturday Nov 27. Here’s hoping for some
    tain / Heath Cullen & The 45 / Space Cowboy & Zoe Lamour              D / Mr Sparkle                                                 Ferguson-Howe
    / The Magic Bus & many more                                           Met, The, (Coco) Fortitude Valley: Hello Australia DJs         Centenary Tavern, Middle Park: Craig Shaw                         Gilhooleys, Loganholme: Brad Wild                                   lauded Kilbey oratory!
                                                                          Met, The, Fortitude Valley: Andee / Pete Smith / Nick          Club 299, Fortitude Valley: DJs Juicy / Vita / Elrv8 / Link On    Hamilton Hotel : Mark Sheils
    Music Kafe, West End: No Right Turn / A.T. Band / Kye Cole                                                                                                                                             Kawana SLSC: The Darren J Ray Duo
    QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane: Kasey Chambers /                   Galea / Murray Brown                                           / Khesrow / Humane / Liam Evers
                                                                          Miami Shark Bar, Miami Tavern: The Green Sinatras/             Electric Playground, Fortitude Valley: Tenzin                     La La Land, Byron Bay: Little Bambalam
    Sara Storer                                                                                                                                                                                            LocknLoad, West End: Adrian Keys
    Runaway Bay Tavern: My Escapade / Tinians Boy                         Helm / New Skinn (MEL) / If I Lie / Goin For Broke             Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: The Replicants
                                                                          Mullumbimby: Mullum Music Festival: Dick & Christa             Elsewhere, Gold Coast: Secret Love Heroes / Oshi One /            Mullumbimby: Mullum Music Festival: Kaki King / Wash-
    Sit Down Comedy Club, Paddington Tavern: Mark Mc-                                                                                                                                                      ington / Salmonella DJ Sound System / Pieta Brown / Mary
    Conville / Mad Mike Bennett / Katrina Davidson / Shayne               Hughes / Jojo Smith / Jackie Marshall / Sara Tindley / Sal     Thomas J
                                                                          Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel & many more                         Epic Skate Park, South Tweed : In Hearts Wake / Pledge            Gauthier / Cornerstone Roots & many more
    Hunter                                                                                                                                                                                                 Music Kafe, West End: Underwood Mayne / Forthright
    Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Numbers                    Music Kafe, West End: Wee R / The Brickfields / Innes &        This (SYD) / Villa Rise (SYD) / Final Hope / Midnight In
                                                                          Present Company                                                Alaska (AA)                                                       Gentlemen / Pilots Of Now / The Fun Team / After The Tone
    Radio / Spitfireliar / Fushia                                                                                                                                                                          / Chris Southern
    The Loft, Chevron Island: The Boat People / Dan Parsons               Mystique (The Old Arena), Fortitude Valley: DJ Ricky D         Family Top Floor, Fortitude Valley: Krafty Kuts
                                                                          / DJ Bounce                                                    Fat Louie’s Pool Hall, Albert St: Public Liability / Dementia     QPAC Playhouse Green: Green Jam Global Grooves
    / The Oceanics                                                                                                                                                                                         Queen Street Mall: Carry Nation
    Tin Billy’s, Brisbane City: Adrian Keys                               Northshore Tavern, Pacific Paradise: Jahbutu Caribbean         13 / Ever Since Darwin / Vomit Bullets
                                                                          Afro Latin Spectacular                                         Fortitude Valley PCYC Hall: Stuff The Stocking 2010               Redcliffe Leagues Club: Akasa
    Victory Hotel, Brisbane: Nik Phillips                                                                                                                                                                  Redland Bay Hotel: Ross River Fever
    X&Y, Valley: Boys & Girls: Stick To Your Guns / Against / First       Old Museum, Spring Hill: Custom Kings / Leena                  Gilhooleys, Albert St: DJ House
                                                                                                                                         Gilhooleys, Chermside: The Jimmys                                 Royal George Hotel, Fortitude Valley: Timbah
    Blood / Wish For Wings                                                Old Museum, Spring Hill: Emma Dean (launch) / Safety                                                                             Substation No 41 Bar, Albion: Afterglow / DJ Athol
    Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: Swaying Buildings / The Clues             Dance / The Jane Austen Argument (AA)                          Gilhooleys, Loganholme: Seductive Soul
                                                                                                                                         Gilhooleys, Strathpine: Dachunga                                  Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: The Medi-
    / Dos Hell                                                            Prince Of Wales Hotel, Nundah: Public Liability / Myself                                                                         cine Show / Pops & The Murdered Birds / Dick Desert
    Zuri, Forttitude Valley: DJ Mista                                     Destruction / Jon Experiment / Sled / Align                    Globe, The, Fortitude Valley: Greenthief
                                                                                                                                         GPO, Fortitude Valley: Club House: The Liars Chair / The          The JOYnt, South Brisbane: The Woohoo Revue (MEL)
                                                                          QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane: Brothers In Arms                                                                              Titanium Bar, Surfers Paradise: Beni
    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26                                                    QPAC Playhouse Green: Green Jam                                Tsars (SYD) / Black Vacation
                                                                                                                                         Hamilton Hotel : Stewie / Comicbook Heroes                        Victory Hotel, Brisbane: Bounce
    Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant: Live Stand Up                        Racehorse Hotel: Mark Boersma                                                                                                    Vinyl Bar, The Hi Fi, West End: Mick Turner / Matt Somers
    Comedy                                                                Redbank Plains Tavern: Kaos                                    InSpire Gallery Bar: Phil Monsour Band & Jon Lloyd
                                                                                                                                         Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: Shopfront:                / DJ Archie Jacobsen
    Alderley Arms Hotel: Relish                                           Regatta Hotel, Toowong: DJs Paul Bell / Tom Walker /                                                                             Waterfront Hotel: Clark Brick
    BarSoma, Fortitude Valley: My Escapade / Tinians Boy                  Scotty R                                                       Exist-ence
    Beetle Bar, Cloud 9: Oceanics / The Ride / Dead Beat Band             Ric’s Bar, Fortitude Valley: Silent Feature Era / The Better   Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: The Church
                                                                                                                                         La La Land, Byron Bay: Rhys Bynon / Miles Jr
                                                                                                                                                                                                           X&Y, Valley: Tigermoth / Morgan Macmanus & Omeg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           achild / Science Project / Subsea                                   MADE TO ORDER
    Benowa Tavern, Sports Bar: Seventh Avenue                             Mousetrap Treatment
    Boundary Hotel, West End: Blind Dog Donnie
    Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm:
                                                                          Rosies, Brisbane City: Lord
                                                                          Seagulls, Tweed Heads: 8 Ball Aitken
                                                                                                                                         LocknLoad, West End: Jimi Beavis
                                                                                                                                         Met, The (Bamboo Bar) Fortitude Valley: Mr Sparkle /              MONDAY NOVEMBER 29                                                  Melbourne folk-pop royalty Custom Kings (pic-
                                                                                                                                         Roman                                                             Conrad Jupiters (Atrium Bar): Stairway
    The Residents: Savannah Jo Lack                                       Shed 5, Gold Coast: Topnovil
                                                                                                                                         Met, The, (Coco) Fortitude Valley: Niko / Malcolm & Sharif        Jugglers Art Space, Fortitude Valley: Open Mic Night                tured) are in a buoyant mood after the release of
    Brisbane Powerhouse (Visy Theatre), New Farm:                         Sit Down Comedy Club, Paddington Tavern: Mark McCon-
    Dreamtime Peter Pan                                                   ville / Mad Mike Bennett / Katrina Davidson / Shayne Hunter    D / Aydos / Aza                                                   La La Land, Byron Bay: Yolanda Be Cool                              their second LP, Great Escape. Heading out on the
                                                                          Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane: Roger Gonzalez & Rohan                Met, The, Fortitude Valley: Disko Diva / Nick Galea / Pete        Music Kafe, West End: H.D. Blues
    Buddha Bar, Byron Bay: The Woohoo Revue (MEL)                                                                                                                                                          The Brewery, Byron Bay: That 1 Guy / Mr Percival                    road to play some dates across the land, support

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    Buderim Tavern: Rock Solid                                            Somasekaran Trio                                               Smith / Andee / Paul Ison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               comes from West Australian songstress Leena when

    Caloundra RSL: Kasey Chambers                                         Sowelu Listening Room, Paddington: Kate Rowe
    Cartel Coffee Bar: The Lyrical                                        Spotted Cow, The, Toowoomba: Dan Parsons / Dead Letter
                                                                          Chorus / Seagull                                                                                                                                                                                     the tour calls into Bon Amici, Toowoomba, on Thurs-

    Caxton Hotel, Paddington: Radio Flyer
    Centenary Tavern, Middle Park: Scott Sullivan                         Step Inn, Fortitude Valley: The Tongue / Spit Sundicate                                                                                                                                              day Nov 25 and The Old Museum’s Concert Hall on
    Chatswood Hills Tavern: Double Dose                                   / Class A
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    Dublin Docks Tavern, Harbour Town: Ben Amor                           Substation No 41 Bar, Albion: DJ Lok Lazy & DJ Athol

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