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    GIRLS                                                                            13
    THE JEZABELS                                                                     13
    WONS PHREELY                                                                     13
    TuJIKO NORIKO                                                                    17
    BERTIE PAGE CLINIC                                                               17
    JENNY HVAL                                                                       17
    ATREYu                                                                           18
    DROPKICK MuRPHYS                                                                 18
    THIS IS HELL                                                                     18
    AVERICE                                                                          18
    THE FALL                                                                         20
    REEL BIG FISH                                                                    24
    SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS                                                   24
    DuBMARINE                                                                        24
    FOZZY                                                                            24
    IAN MOSS                                                                         26
    CHRIS PICKERING                                                                  26

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    LISTINGS                                                                                LEE HuTCHISON learns about the role of sound in the life of BROADCAST frontwoman TRISH KEENAN, while also discovering the many and varied influences of the
    GIG GuIDE                                                                        41
    CONCERT CALENDAR                                                                 42     British electro-psychedelic music makers.

       Quote Of The Week                                                                         Having recently been to England and having en-            are grouped into what a lot of journalists currently             Trish if sitting outside the canon of popular music is a
                                                                                            joyed the rural charm of Birmingham and its high               refer to as the Hauntological Movement. This basically           comfortable position for Broadcast to be in. “It feels
           That’s why this band [the current
                                                                                            availability of pigs trotters and ox tails, listening to the   involves how you can tell a story in sound, exploring            like we choose it because there are two paths that you
       line-up of The Fall] is good, because                                                sing-song, Brummie tones of Broadcast vocalist Trish           narrative in sound. I guess that’s a true love of mine           can decide to take in music. You can deliver pop songs
       you can say something to them, like                                                  Keenan gives me a little chill. Although the now two-          and although I just look like I’m a singer in a pop band,        and I think as a young band we very much wanted
       New Order or The Smiths and they                                                     piece (Trish and bassist James Cargill) have produced          I explore sound all the time.                                    that and I think that’s ok. A lot of young bands want
       go, ‘Is that a brewery?’ And I’m really                                              five albums and several EPs in their 15-year career,               “More recently I’m blown away by how Radio-                  the recognition because you feel like you need it and
       proud of that.                                                                       they have never toured Australia. Accordingly, I ask           phonic Workshop members made music out of sound.                 it’s very nice to have people acknowledge what you
       maRK E. SmITH oF THE FaLL, SToRY oN PaGE 20                                          Trish how she anticipates Broadcast will be received           Delia Derbyshire is well known for hitting the lamp-             do. But I think that as you carry on it can become less
                                                                                            in a land excessively focused on Triple J-endorsed             shade in the Dr Who theme. And classic things like               of a rewarding process and suddenly you find that you
    CREDITS                                                                                 cookie-cutter indie acts. “I don’t know what to expect
                                                                                            at all. I didn’t even know people liked us over there so
                                                                                                                                                           rubber bands actually having a note when you pluck
                                                                                                                                                           them and if you record it well enough it’s a really beau-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            want to say something more. Inevitably that means
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            you experiment and suddenly appeal to less people.
    EDITOR Chris Harms /
    PUBLISHER Colin Rankin /
                                                                                            we’re just delighted that that they think we’re worthy         tiful sound that can be pitched into chord sequences                  “And to me it’s more about a life lived; it’s more
    ADVERTISING MANAGER Ross Kingston /                            of a tour. We’re just very open so you can all act very        or melodic structures. So the BBC Workshop for me is             than this dream that you want to fulfill. To be this pop
    LAYOUT & DESIGN Aaron Sammut /
    ASSISTANT EDITOR Emily Williams /                             strange if you like and we’ll just accept that as normal,”     really the language of sound.”                                   star, an icon or whatever, it might drive you but to do
    ARTS EDITOR Zenobia Frost /
    DANCE EDITOR Alasdair Duncan & Scott Harms /                  she laughs.                                                        Another large influence on Broadcast is the psyche-          an autobiography you make choices in the songs that
    INDIE EDITOR Jody Macgregor /                                       According to Trish, the Australian shows will show-       delic movement. Famously associated with drug use                you write. There’s the autobiography in the work that
    GEARED EDITOR Denis Semchenko /
                                                                                            case older works along with their latest release – a           in the ‘60s, I ask Trish if the stereotypes surrounding          you produce and it’s about a life lived in sound.
    PHOTOGRAPHERS: Aaron Sammut, Davey Rintala, David Burness, Elleni
    Toumpas, Fiona Stafford, Justin Edwards, Justin Ma, Kristen Ashton, Kylie               compilation with experimental UK musician, graphic             this musical movement still exist. “Psychedelia means                 “For me, I take my dictaphone wherever I go and
    Keene, Mark Marin Matt Palmer, Mitch Carlin, Nadia Hall                                 designer and proprietor of Ghost Box Music, Julian             having a view into the psychology of human beings                record traffic noises and supermarkets and I try and
    CONTRIBUTORS: Michael Pincott, Meg Collis, Nils Hay, Alasdair Duncan,                   House – entitled Broadcast And The Focus Group In-
    Alice Rezende, Andrew Tuttle, Ben Johnson, Chad Parkhill, Chris Driver, Denis
    Semchenko, Jack Langridge, James Stafford, Lindsey Cuthbertson, Luke Smith,             vestigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age. “In a way Ju-
    Matt Thrower, Mitch Alexander, Michael Wendland, Richard Coombs, Sally
    Latter, Scott Harms, Tess Curran, Tian Zhang, Tim Retrot, Tom Hersey, Victoria
                                                                                            lian always comes across as this guy in an office, kind

                                                                                                                                                                       To me they were both hugely
    Nugent, Bonnie Gardner, Jack Reed, Amrita Das, Tim Milfull, Olivia Stewart,             of like the Charlie’s Angels guy that you never see. But
    Anna Angel, Bianca Valentino, Chris Pickering, Darragh Murray, Dermot Clarke,
    Fiona Stafford, Heidi Axton, James Brindley, Krissi Weiss, Lee Hutchison, Nina          Julian’s put together three audio visual modules for us

                                                                                                                                                                 inspirational because they’re women
    Bertok, Simon Topper, Siobhan Thakur, Sophie Benjamin, Susan Milanovic,
    Andrea Lam, Anthony Gough, Peter Taggart, Tiffany Bridger, Jason Conlan,                … he’s not coming out, but his films are, so that’s how
    Glenn Manders, Zenobia Frost, Mel Stringer, Patrick Perrier, Liam McKernan, Rob         it can operate when you’re working with a bunch of

                                                                                                                                                               exploring the world of sound. They didn’t
    Newcombe, Alastair Craig, Sam Hagaman, Brad Cameron, Chelsea Heaney
                                                                                            people who have lives and families and can’t always
                                                                                            just drop everything and aren’t funded by media

                                                                                                                                                                comply with any of the classic clichés
                                                                                            moguls. There’s no funding for us, we’re just doing it
                                                                                            because we can make a bit of money from the shows

                                                                                                                                                                       about women in music.
                                                                                            and it’s a brilliant opportunity…”
                                                                                                 One of the major sources of inspiration for artists
                       11 Stoneham Street, Stones Corner 4120                               like Broadcast and Focus Group is something not nec-                                                 TRISH KEENAN, oN DELIa DERBYSHIRE aND DaPHNE oRam
                           PO BOX 802, Stones Corner 4120
                        Ph: (07) 3397 2760 Fax: (07) 3397 0341                              essarily familiar to Australian punters. The BBC Radio-
                          Web:                                      phonic Workshop was opened in 1958 and produced
     TIRED OF MISSING AN ISSUE? SIGN UP FOR THE FREE DIGITAL EDITION BY                     that most famous and recognisable of pop-cultural              through music and through sound again. It’s not where            bring that into my sound work.”
       FOLLOW RAVE MAGAZINE NOW ON WWW.TWITTER.COM/RAVEMAG                                  artifacts – the Doctor Who theme song. Although                you get these clichéd ideas of pot-smoking hippies and               At this point Trish mentions the promotional sound
                           PLEASE RECYCLE THIS MAGAZINE
                                                                                            Queensland-born composer Rob Grainer wrote the                 acid trips, man. It’s using sound as a key into your mind,       collage she made specifically for Broadcast’s Australian
                                                                                            theme, it was the use of effects and innovative sound          into your thinking, asking questions about what we               tour (currently available for view on the band’s MySpace
                                                                                            production methods by the Workshop’s Delia Derby-              receive as listeners of music and how that affects our           site). “That promo is a chance for me to say, ‘Well I don’t
                                                                                            shire that gave the theme its soul. Workshop mem-              mind. In 2010, psychedelia is more about the extreme             just write pop songs. I like putting audio collages to-
                                                                                            bers often used unorthodox and groundbreaking                  elements of sound and how sound works in music.                  gether and telling a little story.’ It’s like a little audio letter
                                                            techniques in order to keep pace with ever evolving                 “You unlock parts of the mind, the listening mind, and      to fans. So you choose what path you want to take and
                                                                                            technologies.                                                  then get taken on a journey … And I don’t mean you’re            you have to live within the means of what that pays you
                                                                                                 “For me personally it’s almost a secret love. In          going to experience some trip but something opens up,            and what that brings. And for us we don’t have a huge
                                                                                            terms of what people would see Broadcast as from               you feel it open up your mind because there’s a story to         following and we don’t sell massive amounts of records
                                                                                            the outside – a kind of pop band – behind the scenes           be told and a hidden narrative. We’re talking about un-          and that’s okay. I don’t feel like I have to be acknowl-
                                                          there’s a really, true love of sound and that’s fueled         locking a part of the mind like when you see optical art         edged anymore, I don’t feel unfulfilled. I’m just happy
    Rave is published every Tuesday by RAVE MAGAZINE PTY LTD ACN 098 049
                                                                                            by people like Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram …              that jumps forward at you because you’ve never seen or           that I get the chance to explore sound and songs.”
    668. The publisher reserves the right to alter or omit any advertisement.               To me they were both hugely inspirational because              felt those kinds of vibrations through visual art. Music is
    Advertisers and/or their representatives indemnify the publisher in relation to
                                                                                            they’re women exploring the world of sound. They               just an audio optical element and if used right and put          BROADCAST will play The Hi-Fi on Monday Dec 6,
    defamation, slander, breach of copyright, infringements of trademarks of name
    of publication titles, unfair competition or trade practices, royalties or violation    didn’t comply with any of the classic clichés about            together in an interesting way they can actually leap fur-       supported by Seekae (tickets available now from
    of rights of privacy and warrant that the material complies with all of the
    relevant laws and regulations and that its publication will not give rise to any
                                                                                            women in music – they lived sound and sound col-               ther into your mind and take you somewhere.”            BROADCAST AND THE FOCuS
    rights against or liabilities in the publishers, its servants or agents. Any material   lage. And the BBC Radiophonic Workshop means so                     Using music to expand the mind is a method gen-             GROuP INVESTIGATE WITCH CuLTS OF THE RADIO
    supplied to Rave Magazine is at the contributor’s risk. No responsibility will be
    taken by the publisher, its servants or agents. Opinions in Rave Magazine are
                                                                                            much to bands like Broadcast, Belbury Poly, Focus              erally associated with high art, rarely feeling the dol-         AGE is available via Warp/Inertia. Check out www.
    not necessarily those of the publisher or staff of Rave Magazine.                       Group, The Advisory Circle and all these bands that            lar-generated embrace of the mainstream media. I ask    for more information.

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                                                                            NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF MuSIC

                                                          NEWSBITES                                                   Jeff Lovejoy-produced album is described as for “lovers
                                                           The Gold Coast’s Elsewhere hosts Yolanda Be Cool          of good honest old school rock & roll” and is out now
                                                          tonight (Tuesday), in what is sure to be a big evening      through Handsome Devil/MGM. PJ Weston & The Pre-
                                                          out for some (18+) schoolies.                               cious Few and Scott Spark support.
                                                           Melbourne singer-songwriter Tash Parker launches           JJ Speedball are wrapping up a busy 2010 – which
                                                          her album Waking Up in some coastal gigs this week,         saw them release debut album Southside Worldwide
                                                          including tonight (Tuesday) at Palm Beach’s The Palmy,      and appear on German street punk compilation Knock
                                                          and Thursday at Byron Bay’s Tree House.                     Out In The 9th Round – with shows at The Step Inn on
                                                           Make You Pop continues to put on the best local           Friday Dec 10 (alongside L.U.S.T. [Syd], F 1-Elevens and
                                                          dubstep and drum & bass DJs every Thursday for free         Valkere) and Springwood’s Barra Bar on Saturday Dec
                                                          at Club 299. This week features Rework, Slipp Digit         11 (with The Wayne Keys Show and Cheap Thrills).
                                                          and The Chief.                                               Brisbane pop-rock singer-songwriter Liam Griffin
                                                           GC rock & rollers Moons Of Jupiter visit Brisbane         is launching his anticipated debut album Between The
                                                          to play The Step Inn supporting The Gonzo Show this         Colours on Wednesday Dec 15 at The Zoo, with support
                                                          Friday, alongside The Swaying Buildings and Some-           from Rave’s Sunset Sounds Foster Band Inland Sea
                                                          thing Whiskey. Expect it to be loud.                        and Jac Stone. The product of over a year’s worth of
                                                           Local live stars Rocketsmiths and Daisie May team         writing, recording and mixing (completed over three
                                                          up to “smash the sh*t” out of X&Y this Friday night. We     states), according to Griffin, Between The Colours is “a
                                                          hope they mean that in a metaphorical sense.                concept album, based on the idea of light and shade.”
                                                           To raise funds to record their next album in December      Electro-acoustic ex-pat John Chantler returns to
                                                          with producer Govinda Doyle (Angus & Julia Stone) The       Brisbane for a show upstairs at The Step Inn on Thurs-
                                                          Cool Calm Collective are holding a benefit for them-        day Dec 16, headlining the second Bon Voyage label
                                                          selves at The Coolangatta Hotel this Friday. Also playing   party. The improv artist will be joined by No Anchor,
                                                          are Rogerthat, The Winnie Coopers and Oceanics.             xNoBBQx and AMSS (Lawrence English, No Anchor’s
                                                           Scuzzy Brisbane garage/art rockers Per Purpose will       Alex Gilles and Dan Lewis). Doors at 8pm, $10.
                                                          make a racket at Woodland this Friday night, alongside       Party promo crew Sceneless are hosting “A Ghetto
                                                          Newcastle audio oddballs Bare Grillz. The Novocastri-       Xmas” at X&Y on Saturday Dec 18, with a mish-mash
                                                          ans then roll into the 4ZzZ Car Park on Saturday at 2pm     of musical styles scheduled for the free entry celebra-
                                                          to play with Cured Pink and Knee Chin.                      tion. Expect fun from Spacifix, Tim Nelson & The Cub
                                                           Female Artist Of The Year Award-winner at the Dol-        Scouts, Tiger Beams, Hunz, Arab Israeli Crisis DJs, lo-
                                                          phins, Andrea Soler is headed out to tour her Earth On      cal emcees, breakdancers and a “superband mash-up”.
                                                          An Axis album, pulling into Coolangatta’s Patch Lounge       Having just released their third album, Long Time
                                                          this Friday (7pm). The folk and world music songstress      Gone, far-North Queensland act The McMenamins
                                                          has a stack of dates throughout December, which you         have announced they will be playing the Woodford Folk
                                                          can check at                           Festival in December and Ric’s on Tuesday Jan 4, 2011.
                                                           Joel Myles has recently been getting some Nova FM
                                                          love for his single Smoke & Mirrors off the Kaleidoscope
                                                          The Keys EP, and he’s celebrating with a solo show at
                                                          Caxton St’s Kitty O’Shea’s on Friday, accompanied by
                                                          Glenn Esmond (The Butterfly Effect, Family Of Stran-
                                                          gers). Doors at 8.30pm and it’s free. He then plays with
                                                          TBE’s Clint Boge in his Thousand Needles In Red guise
                                                          at X&Y on Saturday Dec 11.
                                                           Brisbane electro-punk types Ponyloaf have been
                                                          quiet for a while (with various members in Re:Enactment
                                                          and other acts), but not this Saturday, when they ex-
                                                          plode back onto the scene at Upper Roma St’s Beetle Bar,
                                                          alongside Moon Jog (who have a very nifty CD floating
                                                          about) and Aukistra.                                        THE GIFT OF ZED
                                                           Anarchist Duck member Felicity Lawless is play-               4ZzZFM has announced the full final line-up for the
                                                          ing some solo shows under the moniker Flawless this         radio station’s 35th Birthday gig at The Tivoli on Satur-
                                                          week, playing folk, rock and reggae tunes at The Cave in    day Dec 11. Ozi Batla, Last Dinosaurs (pictured), DZ,
                                                          Nobby’s Beach on Saturday (7.30pm) and Gengki Café          Laneous & The Family Yah, Oh Ye Denver Birds and
                                                          in Palm Beach on Sunday (3pm). She’s been working on        Pastel Blaze will be helping the station celebrate from
                                                          her debut album recently, expected out next year.           6pm on the night, with tickets ($15 subs, $20 non-subs)
                                                                                                                      available now from and www.
                                                          FOR THE DIARY                                      That’s quite the party line-up, so make
                                                           Nanna Nights at The Hi-Fi’s Vinyl Bar continue on         sure you head along to support community radio.
                                                          Wednesday Dec 8, with pop lads Montpelier playing
                                                          two sets amidst the board games and trivia. It’s free en-   WOODFORD IN THE MALL
                                                          try and begins at 6pm.                                          Queen Street Mall (QSM) Live is being
                                                           Coming up Friday Dec 10, get your lifejacket on           programmed by the Woodford Folk Festival this
                                                          for the Dead Riot all ages/licensed boat cruise party,      weekend, with a host of acts appearing in the shopping
                                                          also featuring Transvaal Diamond Syndicate and              mecca as a preview for the end-of-year institution.
                                                          Isaac Graham & Band. Tickets are $20 at Kill The Mu-        Saturday sees The Indigo Kids, Rob Longstaff and The
                                                          sic or Rocking Horse Records, and you can email boat-       Rooftops play three 30 minute sets each in different
                                                 for more information.                   mall locations, while Sunday features Rattlehand,
                                                           Local indie soul-rock trio The Sunburys are launch-       Laique, Tigerlil & Bebe Le Buff and The Magic Wish-
                                                          ing their second album Swings & Roundabouts at the          ing Tree providing some free entertainment. See www.
                                                          Beetle Bar in Upper Roma St next Friday Dec 10. The for more info.
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                              DOES BRISBANE KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?                             Megan Washington pulled out of the Queenscliff
                                  As a way to generate funds for Support Act Ltd, a         Music Festival citing exhaustion – the first show she’s
                              number of Brisbane music industry types got together          cancelled in three years.
                              at Stephen Bartlett’s new The Docking Station studio           In the wake of her platinum hit Freefallin’, Zoe Bad-
                              and recorded a version of Do They Know It’s Christmas.        wi was courted by overseas labels. She’s signed with
                              Stretching their tonsils were Lars Brandle (Billboard         Big Beat/Atlantic in the U.S., One More Tune/Atlantic in
                              Magazine), Darryl Bailey (EMI), Ian Skippen (Triple           the UK, and Benelux and Gas across Europe.
                              M), Spencer Howson (ABC), Denise Foley (Q Music),              Indie icon PJ Harvey has a new album out Feb 18,
                              RAVE’s Denis Semchenko, Steve Bell (Time Off ) and            2011, entitled Let England Shake. Earthquake chic?
                              Ben Preece (Mucho Bravado). More info about release            Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun
                              dates as it comes to hand.                                    Ryder was bitten by a non-venomous snake while film-
                                                                                            ing I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! near Mudg-
                              JuDGEMENT DAY                                                 eeraba. He put his hand into a box to retrieve the “key”
                                  A reminder to local musicians that the final deadline     to get out of his “cell” when the reptile wrapped its
                              for the 2010 International Songwriting Competition            fangs around his thumb and forefinger.
                              (ISC) is fast approaching, with entries needing to be          Billy Joel is currently recovering from having both
                              posted or entered online before Friday Dec 3. Acts as         his hips replaced.
                              diverse as Sarah Blasko, Faker, Augie March and The Liv-       Axl Rose is suing Guitar Hero makers Activision for
                              ing End have been category winners in previous years,         US$20 million, for using Welcome To The Jungle in Gui-
                              with judges this year including such luminaries as Peter      tar Hero III: Legends Of Rock when he had stipulated
                              Gabriel, Tom Waits and Robert Smith (The Cure). Head          they could only use it if Slash and Velvet Revolver
                              to for details.                were not used in the game. The cover also features a
                                                                                            Slash caricature. Uh oh.
                              LOFLYING FERAL                                                 Breaking news: Tame Impala have picked up the
                                  Brisbane label Lofly (Mr. Maps, Toy Balloon,              Australian Album Of The Year J Award for InnerSpeaker.
                              Re:Enactment) and Sydney imprint Feral Media (Un-             They join Boy & Bear (Unearthed) and Washington
                              derlapper, Comatone, Alpen) have started an interest-         (Best Video for Sunday Best) in the winners’ circle.
                              ing release project. The Strain Of Origin sees artists
                              from each label’s roster remix a track by an interstate       TOP 10 POP PROVOCATEuRS
                              counterpart, with the results being posted for free at            The UK’s PRS (Performing Rights Society – i.e. Brit-
                     Check it out!                    ain’s APRA) recently held a poll to identify the ‘10 Most
                                                                                            Controversial Songs Of All Time’. Check out what struck
                              BITS’N’PIECES                                                 us as a fairly unsurprising list and see what you think:
                               Last week’s Rave POP! Edition 2010 cover stars Short        10. Dear God – XTC; 9. Angel Of Death – Slayer; 8. Get
                              Stack have been named the Channel [V] Oz Artist Of            Your Gunn – Marilyn Manson; 7. Suicide Solution –
                              The Year, taking the award ahead of Amy Meredith,             Ozzy Osbourne; 6. Ebeneezer Goode – The Shamen;
                              Bliss N Eso and John Butler Trio.                             5. Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine;
                               Bruce Springsteen is negotiating for a 2012 visit.          4. Kim (Explicit) – Eminem; 3. Relax – Frankie Goes To
                              Molly Meldrum bailed him up on this during an inter-          Hollywood; 2. God Save The Queen – The Sex Pistols;
                              view. Broooce, first shuddering that his last interview       1. Smack My Bitch Up – The Prodigy. How the inhu-
                              with Moll ran for four hours, said he’d seal the deal if he   mane, ungodly Achy Breaky Heart managed to stay off
                              got one of Molly’s hats … Taylor Swift is heading here        the list, we’ll never know.
                              late next year … US blues guitar whiz Kenny Wayne
                              Shepherd also wants to return next year.
                               On the more underground (and interesting) side of            5 MINuTES WITH...
                              the rumoured tour front, Stones Throw artist and long-
                              time Madlib and J Dilla collaborator Guilty Simpson
                              is rumoured to be touring Australia late-January 2011
                              with Detroit emcee Phat Kat. Keep an eye on Rave’s
                              The Message column for updates.
                               Most of the 6000 who attended the Full Noise Festival
                              at the Hugh St rugby grounds in Townsville tried to jam
                              into the dance tent to see Art Vs Science, and only ven-
                              tured out afterwards to see headliners Wolfmother.
                                                                                             …the aural hallucinations of MONOPOLY CHILD
                               Wolfmother, after playing Indonesia recently, are
                              looking at dates in India and possibly China.
                                                                                             STAR SEARCHERS, pre-cultural artefacts made
                                                                                             sensoral flesh by The Skaters’ SPENCER CLARK.
                                                                                             The San Diego-based clark joins Belgian outfit
                               5 MINuTES WITH...                                             Dolphins Into the Future for a string of australian
                                                                                             shows, co-billed as The Spectacle of Light
                                                                                             abductions. He answers some questions for Rave.

                                                                                             Monopoly Child’s label Pacific City almost seems
                                                                                             like its own principality.
                                                                                             Pacific City is a city outside of where I live, where
                                                                                             my thoughts of hallucinations of landscape
                                                                                             environments happen all the time. It’s an alternate
                               ...RYAN POTTER of local epic rockers NIKKO on                 place, and that’s where the music comes from.
                               the eve of their Live at The Tote release.                    How relevant to you is a concept like psychedelia?
                                                                                             Visualisation is the zone for me. If the idea that any
                               Why did you choose The Tote to record at?                     sounds can be acceptable in order to reach a new
                               Everything we had heard about The Tote was really             landscape or frame of zone, I am always up on that.
                               positive and we had a great group of bands play-              The mind can spend forever imagining something
                               ing with us that night. Nao Anzai, who recorded               and figuring out its detail, and to bring that to life
                               and mixed our album and who has done sound                    is like creationism.
                               for us many times in the past was the engineer                Are you ever surprised by where you find
                               on the night, and The Tote had just got this new              yourself three or four minutes into a live piece?
                               digital desk that was really easy to record with, so          Yeah, I mean The Skaters were pretty loud and
                               it just worked out. We didn’t plan on releasing the           always trying to be more of a physical experience.
                               recording until after we heard it; initially it was just      It’s cool if people get freaked out, but most of
                               something for ourselves so that we could listen to            The Skaters and my stuff has always been sort of
                               our new songs. I started mixing it and everyone was           orchestrated. Soloing on keyboard can bring about
                               really happy with how it sounded so I did up some             the same feelings that vocal improvising did with
                               artwork and it’s ready to go!                                 The Skaters.
                               There’s a lot of space and scope in your songs. Do            Do you think people are intimidated by music
                               you think of your music as sounding Australian?               that doesn’t present easy signifiers?
                               There is a lot of space and scope in our songs; that’s the    I think no matter what one does the world will
                               kind of music I’m drawn to and enjoy playing. I sup-          accept it, I mean like the whole world, not just
                               pose we do sound Australian because it’s part of who          the internet toids. It’s amazing to be able to think
                               we are but it’s not a conscious decision. It’s more to do     of really far out juxtapositions and then to go for
                               with not wanting to sound too American or too Brit-           it, knowing that the world is on your side if you’re
                               ish. It also makes you feel like a bit of a wanker when       dedicated to your zone. Everything else is a by-
                               you listen to a recording of yourself and you’ve put on       product of a more minute side of the world.
                               a weird accent without realising it.                          One of your earliest incarnations after The
                               When you’re performing do you become some-                    Skaters was Vodka Soap. Is that early essence
                               one different?                                                still important?
                               Not really. I don’t really like jumping around or any-        Vodka Soap represents the more out there
                               thing like that. Friends say that I look too serious on       experimental vibe. I try and include that in my
                               stage but I’m just trying to focus on the music as            music now, to have it stay out there, like really out
                               that’s the most important thing to me. For me per-            there. I always think of a chandelier’s reflection in
                               sonally performing isn’t much different from play-            a pool late at night, and think about looking under
                               ing in my bedroom or at band practice, although               the dark shadows in the pool’s reflection.
                               some of the others are much more active onstage.
                               What is the perfect way to listen to Nikko?                   MONOPOLY CHILD STAR SEARCHERS and
                               Maybe lying on your bed by yourself with it turned            DOLPHINS INTO THE FuTuRE play the Old Museum
                               up really loud. I just realised that’s the way most of        Building, Studio Three, on Friday Dec 3, supported
                               the songs are written too.                                    by Sun Of The Seventh Sister, Spamicide and
                                                                                             Botski. The MAKE MINE, MACAW LP is out now
                               NIKKO launch their LIVE AT THE TOTE at Woodland               through Pacific City. See
                               on Friday Dec 3. No Anchor, AXXONN and Dream                  artist/Monopoly+Child and
                               Time support.                       skaterseuropeantour.

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                                                                                              LIKE, YOu KNOW
                                                                                                  The girl pop revival continues with Los Angeles
                                                                                              ladies The Like (pictured) headed down under for
                                                                                              a tour in February 2011. You would have heard their
                                                                                              catchy Mark Ronson and Alex Greenwald produced
                                                                                              LP Release Me (and flogged track He’s Not A Boy), and
                                                                                              gossip readers would be familiar with member Ten-
                                                                                              nessee Thomas’s flirtation with Ronson (while geeks
                                                                                              would know her at Scott Pilgrim Vs The World charac-
                             648 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
                             648 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley                                 ter Lynette Guycott, drummer for The Clash At Demon-
                                                                                              head). All that aside, the quartet play The Zoo on Friday
                                                                                              Feb 18, 2011. Tickets are on sale Wednesday Dec 1 for
                                                                                              $33+bf from regular outlets.

                      Tuesday 30th december
                              23rd November
                                 Shadow Thieves
                                The Punch Drunks                                              SONS RISE
                                                                                                  Is anyone else a little gob-smacked that Kings Of
                                    Artz Mil
                             Instrumental Distraction                                         Leon (pictured) are playing Nathan’s QSAC Stadium
                                                                                              on their upcoming Australian tour? (I last saw U2

                                                                                              play there on their Pop Mart tour … that was huge.)
                                                                                              Playing a string of stadium dates, the all-conquering
                                                                                              Nashville quartet open their national Come Around
                                                                                              Sundown tour at QSAC on Sunday Mar 6, 2011, with
                                                                                              tickets on sale via Ticketek from 9am Monday Dec 6.

                  Wednesday 1st November
                 Wednesday 24thdecember                                                       Here’s hoping there’s no migratory birds planning to
                                                                                              foul the stage.

                                   Fabled Ink
                                  Royal Zephyr
                                 Dana Gehrman
                                 Maggie Collins                                               “IT TAKES SOME TIME…
                                                                                                   …little girl you’re in the middle of the ride / Everything
                                    Butterz                                                   will be just fine / Everything will be alright” … OK, they’re
                                                                                              the lines that repeated in my head after news broke

                    Thursday 25th November                                                    of Jimmy Eat World’s (pictured) impending April visit.
                                                                                              Last here as pinch-hitters at Soundwave, J.E.W. may

                     Thursday 2nd december
                           Boys & Girls
                                                                                              have bemused fans somewhat with the follow-ups to
                                                                                              their stellar (and inclusive) pre-2001 material, but you
                                                                                              know – they wrote A Praise Chorus – cut them some
                                  Boys your guns
                                Stick to & Girls                                              slack and front up to The Tivoli on Saturday Apr 9, 2011.
                                                                                              There’s a Frontier member pre-sale from Wednesday
                             Friends with the Enemy
                                  Wish for wing                                               Dec 1, with general release available through Ticketek
                                                                                              from Thursday Dec 9 for $68.90+bf.
                               Army of Champions
                             $12/ 10 tickets on door
                              $12/ 10 tickets on door
                         Friday 3rd November
                        Friday 26thdecember                                                       US hardcore pioneers (HED)p.e (pictured) are
                                                                                              charging full throttle into 2011 after the recent re-
                                  Daisie May
                                   Bec Plath                                                  lease of their eighth LP, Truth Rising. Not ones to
                                                                                              rest easy, the Huntington Beach quintet are plan-
                                 Mark Lowndes                                                 ning a summer invasion of our shores, playing The
                                                                                              Hi-Fi on Friday Jan 28, 2011. Tickets are $39+bf

                               ANIKI | | Danny Cool
                             Van Merit Danny Cool                                             from the venue and regular outlets, with The Hav-
                                                                                              knotz slated to support.

                        Saturday 4th November
                       Saturday 27thdecember                                                TAKING ROOT                                                         Philadelphia Grand Jury and Purple Sneakers DJs
                                The Art
                                  ME                                                           20 years in the game and Luka Bloom shows                        for an aptly titled Sizzling tour. Sticking mainly to the
                                                                                            no signs of slowing, returning to Australia’s familiar              regions, tickets for all dates are available from www.
                             The on Blonde
                          BlondeMelodics                                                    embrace next autumn. His latest release, Dreams In
                                                                                            America, documents the Irishman’s emigration to
                                                                                                                                                       now. Catch the touring
                                                                                                                                                                trio at Yamba Bowling Club on Monday Jan 3, 2011,
                       Charlie Hustle | Van Merit                                           New York in the ‘80s. Bloom plays The Tivoli on Friday
                                                                                            Apr 1, 2011, and Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi, on Satur-
                                                                                                                                                                Ballina RSL on Tuesday Jan 4, 2011, Kings Beach Tav-
                                                                                                                                                                ern, Caloundra, on Wednesday Jan 5, 2011, The Cool-

                    Alison WOnderland | Cutloose                                            day Apr 2, 2011. Tickets for both shows are on sale
                                                                                            now: from Ticketek for The Tivoli ($69.90+bf ), and for
                                                                                                                                                                angatta Hotel on Thursday Jan 6, 2011, Byron’s Great
                                                                                                                                                                Northern on Friday Jan 17, 2011, and Coffs Harbour’s
                                                                                            Joe’s you’re best to call 07 5442 8144.                             Hoey Moey on Saturday Jan 8, 2011.

                       Sunday 28th November                                                 PENCIL SHARPENING                                                   HOME AMONGST THE GuM TREES
                       Sunday 5th december
                             Tigermoth                                                          As a non-metal aficionado, naming your band
                                                                                            Finntroll brings me giggles. Nevertheless did you
                                                                                                                                                                    Recently inducted into ARIA’s Hall Of Fame, John
                                                                                                                                                                Williamson next plays in Brisbane with the Queens-
                         YOU’RE VINYL!!
                  Morgan Macmanus & Omegachild                                              know the septet are proponents of pagan folk metal
                                                                                            – and hail from Finland? Having ‘ale-guzzling Aus-
                                                                                                                                                                land Symphony Orchestra at the Brisbane Conven-
                                                                                                                                                                tion & Exhibition Centre. No slouch, the adaptable

                          Discount DJ’s
                          Science Project
                                                                                            tralian warriors’ Claim The Throne along for their                  Williamson is perhaps best known for his politically
                                                                                            March tour should ensure a good time, yes? Check                    charged folk songs (of which much-missed former
                                                                                            them out at The Hi-Fi on Thursday Mar 24, 2011. Tick-               Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh is a tremen-
                              Subsea                                                        ets are on sale now for $53+bf from the venue and
                                                                                            regular outlets.
                                                                                                                                                                dous fan). This orchestral treatment goes down on
                                                                                                                                                                Saturday Mar 19, 2011, with tickets at Ticketek from
                               Aniki                                                        JASON RECLINER
                                                                                                                                                                Monday Dec 6.

                                                                                                Laidback Luke journeys through Australia on a                   CANCELLED
                                                                                            summer tour in January. The house DJ plays The Met                      The Hi-Fi website is reporting The Misfits tour
                                                                                            on Friday Jan 28, 2011, and Platinum on Saturday Jan                has been canned. The event was to go down at the
                                                                                            28, 2011.                                                           venue on Sunday Feb 6, 2011. Please note: “All credit
                                                                                                                                                                card purchases will automatically be transferred

     t 07 3257 1259                                                                         HOME GROWN
                                                                                                The Wilson Pickers have some Brisbane and Mel-
                                                                                            bourne shows lined up to celebrate the launch of their
                                                                                                                                                                back into your account within the next few days.
                                                                                                                                                                Store bought tickets MUST return to the store where
                                                                                                                                                                purchased. All refunds are made minus booking fees                                                                    new single, Half A Man. The party for the second of-
                                                                                            fering to be cut from their ARIA nominated Shake It
                                                                                                                                                                as stated in our terms and conditions.”

                                                                                            Down LP happens at The Globe Theatre on Thursday                    SIDESHOWS
                                                                                            Dec 9. If you’re concerned about the closure of venues                  Belle & Sebastian have pleased fans (and surely

      t 07 3257 1259                                                                        in Brisbane, why don’t you head along and support
                                                                                            them (and some fine local talent)? Forest After Fires
                                                                                            support and tickets are $18.40+bf from OzTix.
                                                                                                                                                                even some of those who are less than keen on their
                                                                                                                                                                latest LP, Write About Love) announcing some side-
                                                                                                                                                                shows to their Golden Plains appearance. Heading                                                                   PASS THE SuN BLOCK
                                                                                                                                                                to The Tivoli on Monday Mar 7, 2011, may not be as
                                                                                                                                                                exciting as playing Sydney’s Opera House – but no
                                                                                               Do Bluejuice ever stop? Clearly not as the ‘good-                doubt they’ll have the place shimmying. Look for
                                                                                            times-party-band’ board the Tarago convoy with                      tickets from Ticketek on sale from Thursday Dec 2.

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                                                                                             STOP! MAGELLAN TIME
                                                                                                  Returning from a successful China                                                 SAFETY IN NuMBER
                                                                                             trip, The Vasco Era (pictured) are set                                                    The eclectically fantastic Mike Silver-
                                                                                             to showcase their latest album Lu-                                                     man (aka That 1 Guy, pictured) plays Villa
                                                                                             cille here in Australia. On Friday Dec 3                                               Noosa on Wednesday Dec 1, The Miami
                THU 2ND DEC                                                                  they’ll be playing at the Club House in                                                Shark Bar on Thursday Dec 2 and The Globe

                Bonjah                                                                       Brisbane. Wons Phreely supports. The
                                                                                             Club House is currently homed at GPO
                                                                                                                                                                                    Theatre on Saturday Dec 4, supported by
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr Percival. Look out for his one-of-a-kind

            +Hotel Motel
                                                                                             – but stay tuned to www.fansclubnight.                                                 magic pipe!
                                                                                             com for any last minute changes.

            +Al ParkinsoN
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                                              RIDE ‘EM SPARKY
                                                  Gold Coasters Electric Horse (pic-
                                              tured) are joining forces with like-minded                                                FLYING FINS!
                                              Melbourne rockers Engine Three Seven                                                          Sydney indie-rockers Sierra Fin
                                              and locals Drawcard and Locavore for a                                                    (pictured) head to Brisbane this week to
                                              tour. You can catch them at Kings Beach                                                   launch their Lost Man’s Lie single. Head
                                              Tavern on Friday Dec 3, The Step Inn on                                                   along to Alhambra on Thursday Dec 2
                                              Saturday Dec 4, Byron’s Great Northern                                                    for an intimate introduction; support
                 FRI 3RD DEC                  on Friday Dec 10 and Miami’s Shark Bar on                                                 comes from Montpelier.

                                              Saturday Dec 11. They’ll also support Shi-
                                              had in the new year.

                   +YEO                                                                      NORTHERN TIME
                                                                                                 After throwing three EPs our way,                                                  NOT THAT BEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                         Fozzy (pictured), the band featuring
    DOORS OPEN 7 - $12 BF/$15 - 18 ID
                      Pm     +            +                                                  The Jezabels are now heading off on
                                                                                                                                                                                    WWE wrestler Chris Jericho and Stuck
                                                                                             a tour named after their latest release,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mojo brains trust Rich ‘The Duke’ Ward hit
                                                                                             Dark Storm. Joined by Canadian four-
                                                                                                                                                                                    our wide brown land this month – their
                                                                                             piece Two Hours Traffic (pictured),
                                                                                                                                                                                    first local dates since 2005. Sean Delson,
                                                                                             they’ll be playing at Toowoomba’s Spot-
                                                                                                                                                                                    Frank Fontsere and Billy Grey comprise
                                                                                             ted Cow on Thursday Dec 2 ($15.30+bf ),
                                                                                                                                                                                    the band when the theatrical hard-rockers
                                                                                             The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay,
                                                                                                                                                                                    call into The Hi-Fi on Sunday Dec 5. Burn
                                                                                             on Friday Dec 3 ($15.30+bf ) and a Zoo
                                                                                                                                                                                    Down Hollywood and Segression open
                                                                                             show on Sunday Dec 5 (to replace their
                                                                                                                                                                                    the night!
                                                                                             previous dates at The Troubadour).

                SAT 4TH DEC
             THAT ONE GUY           USA

             + MR PERCIVAL                    TIMBER SIGN SALE
                                                   But before Burn Down Hollywood                                                       COLD HEADACHE
                                                                                                                                            IDM chipmusic-on-chip album To-
     DOORS OPEN 7 - $25 BF/$30 - 18 ID
                      Pm     +            +
                                              (pictured) warm the stages for Fozzy,
                                                                                                                                        day by Adelaide artist Freezedream
                                              they play a twin-set of their own head-

                                                                                                                                        (pictured) heads to Mana Bar on Thurs-
                                              line shows at Bar 240 in Mooloolaba for
                                                                                                                                        day Dec 2, with Pocket Music celebrat-
                                              Diamond Nights on Friday Dec 3 and an
                                                                                                                                        ing Australian chipmusic by playing
                                              all ages date at Nambour’s Black Box The-
                                                                                                                                        back the entire album from the console
                                              atre on Saturday Dec 4 … look out for their
                                                                                                                                        at the venue. Live performances come
                                              New Year’s Eve shenanigans at Thriller on
                THU 9TH DEC                   Friday Dec 31.
                                                                                                                                        from Dot.AY, VGX and DJ Lame.

    DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $15+BF/$20 - 18+ID
                                                                                             LACE uP FEET
                FRI 10TH DEC                                                                     Global Grooves continues at QPAC
                                                                                                                                                                                    SPINNING TABLES
                                                                                             for their Green Jam weekends – with
                                                                                             Shoeless Joe (pictured) stepping up
                                                                                             to the stage on Sunday Dec 5. Formed
                                                                                                                                                                                        Forming in 1998 Sydney’s Lazy Susan
                                                                                                                                                                                    (pictured) have crafted some pretty de-
                                                                                                                                                                                    lightful pop tunes over their 12 years, and
                                                                                             by Quinton Cassidy, Graham How-

                                                                                                                                                                                    in support of their fourth album, Places
                                                                                             ells and Time Ingram, the trio blend
                                                                                                                                                                                    That Made Us, the trio play Ric’s on Friday
                                                                                             acoustic and electric tones with tight
                                                                                                                                                                                    Dec 3. Being a Ric’s show, it’s free.
                                                                                             percussion and vocal harmonies. Head
                                                                                             along – it’s free!

        DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $10 - 18+ID

                SAT DEC 11                                                                                                              BEND & FLEX
                                              FISH TALES
                                                  Never taking themselves too seriously,
                                                                                                                                            You would remember him from
                                                                                                                                        that Ice Cream track of a few years ago
                                                                                                                                        – and perhaps his altercation with his
                                              Huntington Beach ska-punkers Reel Big
                                                                                                                                        own label, Modular … but Muscles
          +WE ALL WANT TO
                                              Fish (pictured) return to summery climes
                                                                                                                                        (pictured) returns to his live thing this
                                              this week, calling into The Tivoli on Thurs-
                                                                                                                                        week thanks to his Girl Crazy Go and

                                              day Dec 2. Teaming up with fellow Hunt-
                                                                                                                                        Younger & Immature EPs released to
                                              ington Beach larrikins, The Aquabats, tick-
                                                                                                                                        iTunes. Head along to Alhambra on Fri-
                                              ets are $57.90+bf from Ticketek.

            +THE LP’s WITH
                                                                                                                                        day Dec 3. Support comes from Young
                                                                                                                                        Men Dead and Fans DJs.

    DOORS OPEN 7Pm - $12+BF/$12 - 18+ID

                                                                                             NEE-PSY                                                                                DECAMPING NORTH
                                                                                                                                                                                       A frequent visitor, Sydneysider Kym
                                                                                                 German psytrance-type Neelix
                                                                                                                                                                                    Campbell (pictured) returns to our South
                                                                                             (pictured) headlines The Hi-Fi on Sat-
                                                                                                                                                                                    East corner on her Preview EP national
                                                                                             urday Dec 4. Tickets are available from
                                                                                                                                                                                    launch tour. Produced by Michael Stangel
                                                                                    or regular outlets
                                                                                                                                                                                    (The Veronicas, Paul Kelly), Campbell will
                                                                                             for $40+bf. (It’s $50 on the door.) Sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                    be debuting the new five-tracker among
                                                                                             port for the progressive trance and
                                                                                                                                                                                    older tunes at the Gold Coast Arts Centre
                                                                                             psytrance Saturday comes from locals
                                                                                                                                                                                    Basement on Thursday Dec 2, Music Kafe
                                                                                             Strange Planet, Unseen Dimensions
                                                                                                                                                                                    on Friday Dec 3 (with Green Gin Baby) and
                                                                                             and Burnt Receptors.
                                                                                                                                                                                    The Rails, Byron, on Saturday Dec 4.

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   oN TouR

with brand new mini-album (or glorified EP) Broken Dreams club
following up their critically acclaimed debut, indie-rockers GIRLS are
hitting australia for a string of shows. Bassist and producer CHET “JR”
WHITE talks to TOM GILLESPIE about special talents, why he doesn’t
believe he’s a musician, and Billy corgan.

    Girls have been busy bees. After a big tour in sup-        and go, ‘I didn’t think I would like this’, or, ‘I don’t know          cert for free. I used to work in venues, so I sort of know the
port of the straightforwardly-titled Album, which in-          how they got from there to here’. But there’s a line there             attitude and the way to get into places,” he explains.
cluded dates in South America, lanky San Franciscans           – you can see it and you can hear it. But I’d like people                   It was at the Summersonic Festival in Japan this
Chet White and vocalist Chris Owens jumped straight            to put it on and be totally surprised, and go, ‘This is not            year, using this very technique, that White and Owens
back into the studio to record their follow-up, Broken         what I was expecting, but I like it’”, he explains.                    were able to meet Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy
Dreams Club. The dates in South America apparently                 The success of Album was no doubt assisted by                      Corgan, who became very interested in them after the
had a profound impact on White, who took the ideas             Pitchfork giving it a 9.1, which White contends doesn’t                other Pumpkins members spotted them.
back home and laid them onto the first track, The Oh           make sense, because they never identified themselves                        “Chris got up and asked him for an autograph and he
So Protective One.                                             with the ‘hipster’ community. “We didn’t even know                     gave Chris the autograph, and he was very dismissive,
    “We had just gotten back from Brazil and I had had         what Pitchfork was when we first started recording, and                like, ‘Ok, cool, see you later’, and the two other guys, the
a couple of experiences in some local bars in Rio where        they started writing about it (the album), and we hon-                 guitar player and the drummer, had apparently seen us
people would just walk in off the street, pick up an in-       estly had no idea,” he says, bemused. “We were called a                play LA before, and they said, ‘I love your band. You’re in
strument and start playing the most amazing music, it          hipster band and we could never really figure that out.”               Girls.’ And Billy became really interested and started talk-
just sounded so random,” he says. “But when they all               Surprisingly, White won’t even go so far as to call                ing to Chris. So it was a cool moment for Chris to have
played together it was this beautiful thing.                   himself a musician. “Being able to direct real, working                the Smashing Pumpkins know who he was.”
    “[Similarly] The Oh So Protective One has a Latin feel     musicians and communicate with them in a way that
and a horn section, and I want it to be found unique”.         they understand you is a pretty cool thing, because I                  GIRLS play The Zoo on Thursday Dec 9. BROKEN
    Recorded at Decibel Studios in San Francisco, the          don’t really consider myself a musician – I’m just a guy               DREAMS CLuB is out now on Pod through Inertia. For
record features new elements and instrumentation               who knows how to play a bass,” he says.                                more information, go to
compared to its predecessor, which he hopes fans will              White elaborates on more of his hidden talents. “I have            (where the band website link takes you, amusingly,
respond to positively. “Well, I want people to listen to it    this really good thing that I can get into almost any con-             to a pill-identifier site.)

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They say you should never trust someone with two first
names. So maybe you shouldn’t believe anything you read
from MITCH ALEXANDER’s conversation with HAYLEY

    The actual word ‘jezabel’ originates from the name         earlier this year) and 2009’s The Man Is Dead, but even                picked for a national tour with Tegan & Sara, shining
of queen of Israel in biblical times. Known for her cruel      in their short existence The Jezabels are painted as a                 reviews to the point of being reflective and progress
temper and treatment towards underlings – but who              serious band playing serious music. The truth is some-                 is certainly being made in America. Those who were
wasn’t mean and torturous in the Old Testament? – the          where left of that, according to Hayley. “This is just my              present for their capacity Big Sound showcase per-
term was adopted in English literature to describe a           theory, but I think melodrama is different from drama                  formance, others who were left waiting at the door
woman bereft of morals and mercy. Surely Ice Cube              in that it’s self aware, like it’s sort of over the top.               and those who have heard the story about promoter
used this as inspiration for his treatise on gender rela-          “To an extent, the emotions are real, but they’re exag-            impresario Michael Gudinski being refused entry can
tions entitled A Bitch Is A Bitch.                             gerated. We do take things quite seriously, but we’re aware            only guess at what 2011 will involve.
    After 15 minutes idly chatting with Hayley Mary, en-       of that, and we’re aware that we’re not the only things go-                “I’ve heard that story and that is a highlight of my life!”
igmatic lead vocalist for The Jezabels, and determining        ing on in the world. I think there’s an element of satire. It’s        she says with a laugh. “He told me himself in New York and
that she is neither impudent, vicious, or any of the oth-      not always clear, it’s pretty subtle, but it’s there.”                 I was like ‘that’s right, you couldn’t get into my show!”
er words offers, it becomes clear they’re           And because I can’t understand complex analyses                        It’s stories like these that will be retold on an ABC
not using the word jezebel for its practical descriptive       unless they’re broken down into touch-points I under-                  documentary decades from now, of a band bubbling
purpose. No, they just like the sound of the word, as          stand, is it like the difference between the overblown                 with energy, vision and gorgeous melodies causing
well as its juxtaposition against four sweet and pain-         pomp of Pink Floyd versus the overblown pomp plus                      embarrassment to a music mogul. I would watch that. I
fully talented Sydney teenagers.                               spandex of Queen?                                                      would probably even pay money to see the arena spec-
    “When people ask about the elements of drama,                  “I like that analogy, because some of the most per-                tacular that toured in the aftermath.
I tend to say melodrama,” explains Mary of the band’s          sonal stuff came out in the most dramatic, over the top
sound, most recently contained on their Dark Storm EP.         songs like Bohemian Rhapsody. That’s an amazing song,                  THE JEZABELS play The Spotted Cow in Toowoomba
Maybe it’s all the black clothing they wear, maybe it’s        but it’s hilarious. I love Freddy Mercury, just quietly.”              on Thursday Dec 2, Byron’s Great Northern Hotel on
the narrative music videos or thematic link between                If you thought 2009 was a good year for The Jeza-                  Friday Dec 3 and The Zoo on Sunday Dec 5. DARK
Dark Storm and previous EP’s She’s So Hard (released           bels, then 2010 should redefine the word ‘big’. Hand-                  STORM is out now through MGM.

   oN TouR + EP RELEaSE

WONS PHREELY tells ANDREW WEAVER how life on the streets in London inspired
the tales contained in his latest EP Tonight.

     Australia’s singer-songwriters have always been the       seediest part of town. “I was playing a bit of guitar in               always telling great stories with good ideas,” he says.
type of troubadours happy to pour their hearts out.            the park and these street kids came up and made a big                  “David Bowie I love because he gets such interesting
Folks like Paul Kelly and Paul Dempsey began their mu-         deal because we were playing music in the park,” he ex-                sounds – I love sounds that I hear where I don’t really
sical careers telling stories full of ruminations on expe-     plains. “They gathered around us, and before we knew                   know how they were made. He might start off with a
riences that have shaped them; not just as songwriters,        it they were telling us about their lives. It was pretty               bassline but then he’ll mix it in with a sample, and then
but as people.                                                 full-on – some of them were rent boys and they were                    you’ve got this sound that you can’t really put your fin-
     “I’m really interested in stories, and it’s all part of   telling us how it worked.                                              ger on.”
playing music by myself,” explains Perth’s Justin Won-              “It crept into the story,” Wonsley continues, “and then                Tonight stands out because it finds Wons Phreely not
sley, AKA Wons Phreely. “On stage you need to engage           it crept into a few stories, and before I knew it, [it] became         just crafting interesting stories, but making a full sound
people with stories and talk to them. Sometimes the            about ways to improve life and make the big decisions. It              rich with instrumentation. “Sometimes I’d write on a gui-
reality is that you can’t really tell the story without in-    was an interesting context to have a story about people                tar, and then I’d play with it on the computer and layer
venting something; it starts off as something real, and        on the streets.” He tells me his own life is enmeshed within           samples on it, so that it changes the original idea,” he
then it has other elements thrown in.”                         the songs as well, as he writes about how life works, and              explains. “If you mix a guitar with a sample of a horn or
     Wons Phreely is doing exactly that on his second          imagines what direction it can go in but for a simple twist            string then it takes the melody and does something else
EP, Tonight. Across the six tracks, he has assembled a         of fate. They’re broad, deep topics for such a young song-             to it. I’m really interested in trying to write melodies and
clutch of songs that take inspiration from the home-           writer to write about, through which Wons Phreely’s tal-               ideas that I couldn’t think of straight away.”
less on the streets of London’s Kings Cross – the poor,        ent for storytelling comes to the fore.
the destitute, the drug-addicted, the put-upon, and                 It’s a classic style of songwriting that harks back to            WONS PHREELY will play The Club House on Friday
the seemingly downhearted. But with songs like the             the likes of Ray Davies in The Kinks, and Wonsley admits               Dec 3, alongside The Vasco Era. At time of print,
beguiling The World Has A Bank Account, he offers up           that his influences have always been musicians who are                 the GPO was flagged as the venue, but be sure to
something that’s far more uplifting and ultimately life-       able to explore ideas and sounds concurrently. “I was                  check for confirmation. The
affirming than expected, inventing scenarios for those         reading a lot about someone like Jarvis Cocker who                     TONIGHT EP is out now through Liberation. www.
that he encountered one evening while out in the               would work like that, and Billy Bragg as well, who was       

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   TuJIKO NORIKO                                                                   BERTIE PAGE CLINIC                                                                JENNY HVAL
   oN TouR                                                                         aLBum LauNcH                                                                      oN TouR

TuJIKO NORIKO has been a driving force in the experimental music field,
                                                                                PIN uP, GET DOWN
                                                                                BERTIE PAGE of BERTIE PAGE CLINC talks to JODY MACGREGOR
                                                                                                                                                                  JENNY & THE WHALE
                                                                                                                                                                  Norwegian poppette JENNY HVAL’s name translates to the Jenny whale.
winning appeal through her precisely arranged sounds and haunting lyrics.       on the eve of their debut release, Rock & Roll In a G-String. They                Purveyor of all things mythic and mysterious, she brings her compositions
JAMES RALPH speaks with the sound artist about her current tour.                describe it as, “meat Loaf nailing Debbie Harry.”                                 to Brisbane’s Hangar this week. MORGAN JOHNSON is taking notes.

JAMES RALPH: After your extensive touring in the US, UK and Europe,             JODY MACGREGOR: How did such a diverse group of performers get                    MORGAN JOHNSON: How does one become a ‘Norwegian mythologi-
what are your thoughts on bringing your work to Australia?                      together?                                                                         cal–pop wonder’?
TUJIKO NORIKO: I’m always happy to go back there. It’s so much away             BERTIE PAGE: Our first bass player Greg Jard saw my burlesque version of          JENNY HVAL: Step one is to travel overseas and study Creative Writing. I
from home (I feel at home in Europe and in east and south-east Asia, but        Bat Out Of Hell at The Zoo and thought that I should have a live band to          went from Norway to Melbourne Uni and did a Creative Arts degree – lots
Australia is something very far from me). It’s nice to go there just to sing.   replace my shitty karaoke track. The band’s first line-up wasn’t able to tour     of radical writing and theatre subjects. Step two is to return to the mother-
I’m not the big, big, big whale who sings here and who can communicate          due to family commitments so I had to find a line-up of childless musos,          land and combine all the material from the degree with writing music. For
with the others who are so far away. My voice doesn’t carry that far to         bless their sterile hearts.                                                       me, the Creative Arts background was a way to make music without having
reach people who are nearly on the opposite side of earth.                      JM: Your first album is coming out soon – are you a nervous parent?               to learn how to sing or write songs.
JR: What can you say about working with your peers Lawrence Eng-                BP: It was recorded in the bedroom of the album’s co-writer Phill Wilson.         MJ: When writing songs for an album, is it easier to reference history
lish and John Chantler to create your 2008 release U and your upcom-            The room had great acoustics due to the presence of a valuable collection         for inspiration or concept – is this what you did with your 2008 album
ing performance in Brisbane?                                                    of limited edition Simpsons figurines. It stands to reason that the songs are     Medea?
TN: It was a very nice ping-pong situation; we were passing sounds and          like naughty children, they do what they feel like … Fans should be on the        JH: I love song cycles and concept albums – if they work. A concept can
ideas back and forth between us, making new ideas and then sending              look out for hidden Simpsons references, there’s one in every song!               add magic and layers to a recording, but it can restrict the music as well
them back and forth to each other. It was fun to hear how the songs all         JM: Miss Atomik and Glitter Johnny; do songs about characters have a              as inspire it. I always love writing when something unexpected happens,
developed from the original ideas. We are all living in different countries     special appeal?                                                                   something not to do with concepts or pre-planned structures. A sudden
and we haven’t shared so much time together in music yet, but I have            BP: This work is my first foray into songwriting, up until this point my career   mistake in a vocal take, or a spontaneous turn with a lyric – those moments
some good memories with them. It was a short time but it was very nice          has been about character and situation. Most popular music is about love,         make things happen.
and I’m looking forward to doing a tour with them.                              hate and variations on these subjects, but it instantly creates an interesting    MJ: The venue you’re playing in Brisbane – The Hangar – is soon to
JR: What do you find appealing about experimental music and sound               and detailed picture if you use a character as a means of expression. When I      close. What memory do you hope to leave in the minds of fans who at-
art that drives you to create your work?                                        first began work on this album Greg said, “Stop writing songs about people.”      tend your show on Friday?
TN: I like to be surprised. In cooking, films, music, whatever. I like what     I saw his point but found that I just can’t help myself.                          JH: I heard it was closing – it’s always sad when a venue is closing
has an experimental spirit in it. That kind of thing gives a nice, beautiful    JM: What’s planned for the album launch?                                          down, but at the same time, it creates a special energy. A ghost in the
surprise. I tend to approach from that direction, it’s important for me to      BP: We had trouble thinking of a mid-sized venue for the launch then the          making! I hope I can add a special energy to The Hangar – some Nor-
have a sense of discovery and to find new and unexpected things in the          beautiful upstairs room at the Wickham came to mind. It’s going to be more        wegian ghosts.
music.                                                                          like a big party than a traditional gig, with heaps of friends performing mu-     A great venue in Oslo closed with a big party where people paid to get in
JR: Has your approach changed over the last 10 years?                           sic and burlesque, and DJ P-Rex (Tim Price from Transvaal Diamond Syndi-          and could take whatever they wanted home with them – furniture, deco-
TN: My style doesn’t change really, but it’s maybe evolving. For me the         cate) spinning rock tunes into the wee hours. We just want to celebrate the       rations, musical equipment, everything that was there. The venue was de-
elements are the same, the parts just get put together differently and          release of the record and give everyone a great time to thank them for their      voured by its audience! The party has become legend (also because the
also the ideas in the songs are always changing. It’s a very natural proc-      support this year.                                                                owners made a big fire with the door money), and the spirit of the venue
ess for me.                                                                     JM: And “Meat Loaf nailing Debbie Harry”? Thank you for that image.               lives on like no other place here in my town.
                                                                                BP: You’re most welcome. I’ll send you a copy of the video.
TuJIKO NORIKO TRIO, including Lawrence English and John Chantler,                                                                                                JENNY HVAL plays alongside Laura Jean at The Hangar on Friday
will perform at the Judith Wright Centre Shopfront on Thursday Dec 9            BERTIE PAGE CLINIC launch ROCK & ROLL IN A G-STRING at the                       Dec 3. MEDEA is out now through Trust Me records. Check out www.
(all ages). Visit for tickets and see www.           Wickham Hotel on Friday Dec 3 with Ragtag Band, Ghostboy With Golden     for more information. Read an extended for more info.                                                 Virtues and DJ P-Rex.                            interview at

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   ATREYu                                                                                                                                                 THIS IS HELL
   No SLEEP TIL BRISBaNE                                                                                                                                  oN TouR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Every year there’s a new sub-genre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         popping up, and it’s kind of a shame,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          because someone might not think
ATREYu drummer/vocalist BRANDON SALLER fields TOM HERSEY’s questions about how their 2009 long-player                                                  THIS IS HELL vocalist TRAVIS REILLY talks to DERMOT                  they’ll like a band because of
congregation of The Damned is going over on tour and the band’s excitement about returning to australia.                                               CLARKE about where his band’s aggression comes from.                     how it’s marketed.
     Riding the early-noughties metalcore wave, many           the band’s back catalogue.                                                                  Long Island-based hardcore punk outfit This Is Hell       check, and turn it into a song out of a weird compu-
critics of Californian five-piece Atreyu were quick to              “When we’re playing these new songs live, we like to                               are preparing to record the follow-up to their Weight of      ter-hybrid thing. He plays a bit of drums too, so in his
dismiss the band as a flavour-of-the-week type fascina-        try and get them to sound as close to the album, but then                               the World LP, released last June. Keeping in character to     head he has a good idea of what it should sound like,
tion. However, five albums in, it seems Atreyu have all        again, little things always change when you’re playing                                  the way they work, this means they’re on tour. Through        and he’ll program the drums and then play the guitar
but silenced their critics, not only enjoying life after the   these songs night in night out. I mean, I don’t think I ever                            their exploration of what’s possible inside the limits of     track over it, and program some bass over it, and have
death of the metalcore fad, but advancing their sound          played drums for two shows exactly the same. So there                                   latter-day hardcore punk, the relentless touring aspect       a rough skeleton of the song.”
and flourishing in its wake.                                   are little changes to the songs, but the main thing that                                is prominent.                                                      This is interesting because it implies their aggres-
     Case in point, last year’s Congregation Of The            changes about the songs is that the energy that the band                                    “I think we’ve always been a pretty aggressive            sion is more driven by jamming than by lyrical themes.
Damned record, the band’s most well-rounded offering           brings to them only gets more intense as we keep playing                                band,” Travis affirms. “I think what happens to bands              “I think if you write something first then the music
to date. What Brandon Saller seems most pleased about          them. These songs have kind of found their place in the                                 that are typically aggressive as time goes on, they           is just a soundtrack to what you write. Which is fine, but
with the new record though, is not sales, but how the          set, so the more we play them, the more energy the band                                 lose their edge. I think with us we’re getting more and       I think if you that have the music first, then you have a
fans are taking to the new material in the live arena.         is able to harness to present the songs to the crowd.”                                  more aggressive, and I think it’s cool. For the style of      bit more of a vision of what you’re going for, rather than
     “The fans have really been responding well to the              Speaking of the No Sleep Til run, Saller sounds excited                            music we play I think it makes sense, as a product of         just writing and trying to fit it to a song. I think it’s the
new record. A lot of the new songs have a really good          about the chance to return to Australia. Not at least for the                           our influences.”                                              cleanest way to write, to have the music all finished, so
energy to them and that’s really been translating into         chance to tour with some of punk and metal’s greatest                                       As far as Travis is concerned, maintaining such a tra-    you know what you’re working with.”
the live setting and we’re already starting to see some        acts, and to play to such a diverse crowd of people.                                    jectory has to do with simplicity.                                 If touring suddenly wasn’t an option, one won-
crowd favourites come out from the record, which is                 “We’ve haven’t been down to see you guys for some                                      “I’m not really one for all the sub-genres. Every year    ders what effect that would have on This Is Hell’s
always a good thing. It means people are at least listen-      time now, so the festival’s going to be great because                                   there’s a new sub-genre popping up, and it’s kind of a        creative impulses.
ing to your latest record.                                     we’re always itching to get back down to Australia. And                                 shame, because someone might not think they’ll like a              “At the end of the day, we record what we enjoy. If
     “What seems to be getting the biggest reaction off        I think this is just such a great festival. With so many dif-                           band because of how it’s marketed,” he says.                  you record something that you know you’re not going
the new record is Gallows, everyone seems to be really         ferent, great bands is going to be a lot of fun. Both for                                   With much of their time being spent on the road,          to play live, then you’ve got to indulge a little bit and do
into that, and Stop! Before It’s Too Late And We’ve De-        us as a band and for all the fans that come out.”                                       This Is Hell’s recording ideas have tended to come            something a little different, because you’re not worried
stroyed It All seems to be getting a really awesome reac-                                                                                              about during sound-checks. Prior to recording Misfor-         about how it’s going to come across live. I’d call it a yes,
tion. You Were King, Now You’re Unconscious is getting         ATREYu play NO SLEEP TIL BRISBANE on Sunday                                            tunes in 2007, guitarist Rick Jimenez settled on using a      because we would probably try and do something dif-
a lot of call outs, but I think definitely fans are finding    Dec 19 at The RNA Showgrounds alongside                                                 laptop to record song outlines while touring, and the         ferent … it’d be fun.”
Gallows the best track from the album to hear live.”           Megadeth, NOFX, Gwar, The Decedents and heaps                                           band have stuck to this method since then.
     Having toured the Congregation Of The Damned              more. CONGREGATION OF THE DAMNED is out now                                                 “He’ll sit in the van and he’ll get ideas, and pro-       THIS IS HELL play The Hi-Fi on Friday Dec 3,
record for a solid year, by the time Atreyu are in front of    through Roadrunner Records. For more info, and a                                        gram drums on Garage Band, and play guitar over it,”          supported by Architects and Comeback Kid. WEIGHT
Australian fans at the No Sleep Til festivals, Saller feels    game called Metalhead Zombies, check out www.                                           explains Travis.                                              OF THE WORLD out now through Rise/Shock. Check
the new material will be as explosive as anything from for more information.                                                        “Then we can fuck around with it during sound-            out for more info.
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   DROPKICK MuRPHYS                                                                                                                                       AVERICE
   No SLEEP TIL BRISBaNE                                                                                                                                  oN TouR

who would have thought that celtic punk would make folk tunes hip again? It seems that DROPKICK                                                        MORGAN JOHNSON tracks down AVERICE in their practice space on the eve of playing the cross Fire label’s
MuRPHYS certainly did. LINDSEY CuTHBERTSON chats to the band’s head tastemaker, AL BARR.                                                               Tattered & Torn show on the Gold coast – and peppers them with some questions. Below, read their collective answers.
      You may not know the band by name, but you               months. After releasing their Live On Lansdowne                                         MORGAN JOHNSON: Firstly a general question: why               or environmental issues.
most certainly will be familiar with the music of              album earlier this year, it would be fair to assume                                     do punk and hardcore bands seem to tour endless-              MJ: What’s in store for 2011?
American Celtic punk outfit Dropkick Murphys.                  that Barr and the rest of the Murphys are having a                                      ly? Don’t you get tired? Don’t you miss home?                 A: 2011 is set to be a big one for us, with the release of
Their defiant track I’m Shipping Up To Boston has              little R&R, or perhaps even reinventing their sound                                     AVERICE: We cannot make ends meet by only selling             our first full-length album. We plan on playing a heap of
been used for the past two years as the soundtrack             and image to keep up with trends?                                                       merchandise and CDs. And I guess that touring all over        shows locally to launch it, getting out to regional towns
for the AFL’s yearlong advertising campaigns. The                   Barr can’t help but laugh. “It’s not really time off.                              the world opens your eyes to reality and produce music        is one thing we want to do as they don’t get much live
words of the late Woody Guthrie superimposed over              We’re not playing any shows, but we’re in the mad                                       that is not manipulated by media, TV and radio. I be-         music. Filming our first film-clip and getting over to WA
the ferocity and bite of the Celtic punks’ music has           crunch to finish off this new record that we’ve been                                    lieve it is passed down from the older generations of         for a few shows is our plan for early in the year. Also a
proven to be magic; as of this writer’s last visit to          working on for the past few months. We’re hoping                                        punk bands we grew up with who seem to tour non-              Japan tour is in the pipeline for late next year.
Wikipedia, I’m Shipping Up To Boston is ranked at              to go in and record it before we come and see you                                       stop, with some of them being over 40. It does get            MJ: Can you tell us a little bit about the show you’re
number 36 on the list of most downloaded singles in            guys,” he says.                                                                         tiring playing shows every night, but when you play a         playing this week?
iTunes history. And that’s without the assistance of a              “It’s been three records since we last put out a                                   great show it seems to make it all worthwhile.                A: The Tattered & Torn show at Billy’s Beach House, Surfers
stylist, a major label or any focus groups.                    live album and in that time there’s been a number of                                    When at home we are working, when on tour we are on           Paradise, is a show organised by our own label Cross Fire
      Dropkick Murphys can now add to their glowing            line-up changes. In many ways the band has grown                                        holiday. So we don’t miss home too much.                      Music. The T&T tour is showcasing a mixture of punk and
list of achievements a spot high up on the line-up of          and we wanted to encapsulate that. But you’re right,                                    MJ: Do you consider your position as musicians,               hardcore bands from South East Qld. This is the second
the inaugural No Sleep Til Festival.                           it has been a while since our last studio recording.”                                   and your potential to reach a large audience, as a            T&T show we have put on, the first being at the Sunshine
      “You don’t have to twist our arms too hard to get             Don’t expect any bagpipe-infused techno on                                         responsibility?                                               Coast last month, which was a great night. The tour will
us to come play in Australia,” says vocalist Al Barr           their new album either, as much as Barr will joke                                       A: Definitely, we take our music seriously. Getting your      be running every month or so heading to other towns
from his home state of Massachusetts. “Especially              about it. Dropkick Murphys’ brand of modernised                                         music to a wider audience is what makes it all fun. Eve-      picking up acts and bringing them to towns that they
when it’ll be winter in New England while we’re                Celtic folk punk is not going to be reinvented any                                      ry town we go to, every face we meet is a new character       don’t get a chance to play at. We are building the build-
there. Not only that, but the bill was another thing           time soon, but it’s only going to get a hell of a lot                                   in our book.                                                  ing blocks in creating a better music scene in Australia.
that had us interested.                                        better from here.                                                                       MJ: How do you view other pop and rock stars who              We have tried really hard at promoting these shows as
      “There’s something special about the place. I                                                                                                    seem to not care so much about what they say when             it seems to be hard to get people along to original local
remember when I first stepped foot in Australia                DROPKICK MuRPHYS play No Sleep Til Brisbane                                            handed a mic?                                                 bands these days – support your local scene.
when we first came there in 1999, it was the furthest          at The RNA Showgrounds on Sunday Dec 19,                                                A: I believe that some of the rock stars these days have
I’d ever been away from home, but not felt homesick.           alongside Megadeth, GWAR, The Descendents,                                              no real meaning behind their lyrics. They seem to have        AVERICE open the Tattered & Torn Cross Fire
And that doesn’t happen to me often. I get homesick            Parkway Drive and many more. Their latest album                                         no real life experiences and sing about meaningless           Music show at Billy’s Beach House on Friday Dec
if I just cross the state line to New Jersey.”                 LIVE ON LANSDOWNE is out now through Born And                                           topics, they seem to be more concerned about how              3, alongside Oceans Away, Firedriver, The Break
      When Dropkick Murphys take the stage at No               Bred/Dew Process. See www.dropkickmurphys.                                              their hair is and ‘living the dream’. As a band we try to     Of Dawn and The Lost Arcade.
Sleep Til, it’ll be their first live performance in a few      com and                                                          write our lyrics about important issues such as political     avericeband

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The mainstay leader of British punk deities THE FALL, the reputedly
cantankerous MARK E. SMITH, catches MITCH ALEXANDER off-
guard by cracking jokes and apologising.

     I started writing for Rave around this time three                But then you hear him explain (when he finally does            “But I’ve still not seen [the documentary], it was fin-     – so is the battle back on now that they’ve reformed?
years ago – I remember it because it was quite close to          call back) what he did in the 30-minute gap between in-        ished about a year ago and I saw a rough video, but I                “Who? Oh yeah, that’s right, I was going to sue them
the magazine’s Christmas party, where I quickly earned           terviews this morning, and I’m left wondering if – through     mean, you’d think they could ring you up. They think you         actually, about 15 years ago,” he recalls. “But … I didn’t
a reputation as a drunken buffoon with a penchant for            bizarre serendipity – some other Manc geezer named             spend all day on the internet, looking for your name. It’s       know they’d broken up, really.
arbitrary vandalism – so pardon this contemplation as            Mark E. Smith called up and wanted to speak to me.             the BBC, you’d think they could call you or something and            “I’m sorry I missed that one, I must keep up to date.
the year ends. In that time I have seen performances                  “Well, I actually nipped out to the shop,” he says with   say ‘oi, we’re putting it on’, worldwide. It’d be nice, ey?”     So there were cracks in the Pavement then?”
worth bragging about and I have spoken to artists who            a chuckle. “I sort of fookin’ semi-jogged, I’ve never been          But that would be too easy, and sometimes it seems              This is followed by 10 seconds of continuous
– charming, arsehole or otherwise – make for engaging            so embarrassed.                                                that Smith goes out of his way to make things difficult.         laughing that evolves into a cough and the inevitable
conversation. But during all those sweaty palm moments                “No, I mean I was walking fast, looking at me watch,      Almost a decade ago, as a new generation of young mu-            smoker’s wheeze. Clearly I’ve just been privy to the
before a big interview, all that yawning while tolerating        like some fookin’ old pensioner or something. Like, I          sicians were acquainting themselves with the vast back           funniest thing Mark has ever said, and almost his final
an eager, but ultimately unpromising young support               might miss me bus!”                                            catalogue of The Fall, Smith decried the ‘new rock’ move-        breaths. What a day.
act, I never thought I would snare a voicemail like this:             And there’s that laugh again, somewhere between           ment, accusing bands like Bloc Party and The Strokes of              And so after two decades and countless line-up
     “Oh! Hello Mitch! It’s Mark E. Smith from The Fall,         a cackle and a purging of phlegm. Nowhere in the pag-          everything from dropping his band’s name to gain cred-           changes, Smith is bringing his tried and true set-list for-
a’right? Sorry to call you late. Listen, I’ve got some more      es of NME or Q or Mojo is that laugh mentioned. Nope,          ibility to outright plagiarism. While his comments may           mula (half of the new album, a quarter recent songs and
calls to make, but I’ll call you back in about an hour,                                                                                                                                          a quarter old songs, I’m told) down to an Australian sum-
a’right? Right then, cheerio!”                                                                                                                                                                   mer. He’s not here for the cricket or beaches; The Fall are
     Certainly, I had been waiting for his call for 35 min-
utes, and when I finally moved away from the phone, he
                                                                       That’s why this band [the current line-up of The Fall] is good,                                                           here to do what they’ve been doing forever, and will prob-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ably be doing long after the current wave of admirers are
– yes, he being The Fall’s patriarch Mark E. Smith, not the      because you can say something to them, like New Order or The Smiths                                                             playing RSLs – repetition, repetition, repetition-nah!
expected band manager or label rep – rang.                          and they go, ‘Is that a brewery?’ And I’m really proud of that.                                                                  “It was very good last time. The only problem I had
     Of course, he never actually did call back in an hour                                                                                                                                       was the group I had with me,” he recalls of The Fall’s pre-
and it was rescheduled for a day later. But whenever I’m                                                                                                                                         vious Australian sojourn. “The group I’ve got now were
feeling strung out or blue, I listen to the surprising chirpi-   just the flip-flopping between treating Smith like a na-       have alienated some potential fans, it just made me love         like five years old the last time was there … I remember
ness of that message and the sun comes out. I’m consid-          tional treasure and a pest. He’s currently in the ‘treasure’   the old bastard even more.                                       Brisbane, because there was a riot. Two cars were thrown
ering selling it as a ringtone to music historians and the       column on the back of The Fall’s 28th album, the recent            “You’re supposed to be flattered by it, but what can         in some kind of lake after the show, I remember that.”
Arctic Monkeys.                                                  Your Future Our Clutter, but outliving most journalists        you do?” he laments. “I like ‘using your name in vain’, it’s a       Whether this happened or not –I’m struggling to
     It’s not so much the voicemail that caught me off-          comes at a cost.                                               good term,” Smith continues, picking up on the words I           think of a suitable Brisbane venue near water – the im-
guard, as it was the upward inflection in the voice that             “In Britain now there’s a lot of harking back to the       used to describe the ‘gain credibility’ activity.                portant thing is that he believes it. This time of year is all
clashed with the Mark E. Smith in my mind. Somewhere             good ol’ fooking ‘80s and ‘90s”, he says. Cue a reference          “That’s why this band [the current line-up of The Fall]      about believing in things you know aren’t real. If you can
between the constant firing of bandmembers, the oc-              to a documentary on The Fall re-shown on the BBC a few         is good, because you can say something to them, like             accept Santa Claus, then you can accept the wonderfully
casional profane outburst in British music magazines             days earlier, which Smith describes as, “A lot of looking at   New Order or The Smiths and they go, ‘Is that a brewery?’        askew and ongoing world of Mark E. Smith.
– and these same magazines painting him as a mad                 the past through rose coloured glasses.”                       And I’m really proud of that.”
drunk – you begin to imagine Smith as your cantanker-                “It was like people talking to me in Manchester,               In this context, you wonder what his new band thinks         THE FALL play The Hi-Fi on Thursday Dec 9. YOuR
ous grandad – sometimes he’s all right, just watch how           who I’ve passed for five fooking years and they’ve nev-        of Pavement, the indie slacker archetypes who were par-          FuTuRE OuR CLuTTER is out now through Domino/EMI.
many pints he’s had or it’ll all go pear-shaped before           er even said hello and then all of a sudden ‘oh, I saw ya,     ticularly devoted to kneeling at the feet of The Fall. Smith     See for tickets and
Christmas lunch.                                                 I know what you did!’                                          took offence to their dedication during their original run       fall for more information.

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    REEL BIG FISH                                                                                                                    DuBMARINE
    oN TouR                                                                                                                          aLBum LauNcH TouR

after fighting words being thrown around by The aquabats in last week’s Rave, ska statesman and REEL BIG
                                                                                                                                  20,000 LEAGuES DEEP
                                                                                                                                  Local dub and dancehall collective DuBMARINE are finally releasing their debut LP Depth of Sound. MORGAN
FISH frontman AARON BARRETT steps in to defuse the situation. TOM HERSEY mediates.                                                JOHNSON checks in with the admiral PAuL DONEHuE and is quickly snapped into line.
    “I was talking with Crash from The Aquabats and he           at this year’s Soundwave festival, touring for the Fish is       MORGAN JOHNSON: Paul, should we still refer to                 propelled us through these gigs, as well as being a bit
was talking up all these pranks he was going to pull on you      soon to slow down as the band contemplates a new al-             you as The Admiral?                                            of a pointer to some of the directions that we are look-
guys. I told him that when I interviewed you I’d be check-       bum, which Aaron expects to be out by late 2011.                 PAUL DONEHUE: Yes, and technically you should be               ing to take. In terms of the community as a whole, it
ing to see if he actually went through with anything.”                Having broken into mainstream consciousness with            standing to attention and saluting. But, given that the        has definitely been the case that we are part of a larger
    When we sit down with Reel Big Fish guitarist/vo-            Sell Out – an instant mega-hit about the perils of being         launch at The Zoo is only a week or so away we are hav-        scene. People becoming aware of one part of that
calist Aaron Barrett, the man behind the mutton chops,           a band breaking into said consciousness – the band               ing a “get out of being keel-hauled free” amnesty.             scene has to help the profile of the whole thing, either
or at least in between them, Rave wants to know if, on           followed up with big tunes like One Hit Wonderful                MJ: Did you set out with a clear goal of what you              directly through acts supporting each other, or just
our quest to find sensationalist quotes to fuel the irre-        and perhaps the most cynical track the act have ever             wanted Depth Of Sound to be, and was that a decid-             through word of mouth and getting folks to check out
sponsible, over-the-top journalism required of our POP!          penned, Don’t Start A Band. Rave wonders if a new Reel           ing factor in who you went into the studio with?               a particular place.
Issue, we had actually instigated monkeyshines and               Big Fish album would contain more tracks stuffed with            PD: Our main objective for the band has always been to         MJ: An observation at your Dreaming performance
tomfoolery between the two bands of good friends.                scorn and derision for the music industry. When this is          create the sounds and energy of modern electronic dance        called into question what may differentiate Dubma-
    Barrett simply laughs off the suggestion, because,           suggested to Barrett, he laughs.                                 music live, using actual players rather than loops and se-     rine from other dub acts. What do you think marks
apparently, The Aquabats are all talk when it comes to                “When we first started out, I just started writing          quencers. With the album we wanted to capture our live         Dubmarine out from the pack?
pulling elaborate pranks. “Nothing yet. Thanks for the           songs about being in a band, because I didn’t have any-          energy, but also showcase the songwriting that goes be-        PD: Hmmm, I wonder if THAT was said during the keel-
tip though, I’ll be expecting something from those               thing else to say. Then as the band went on, it became           hind that. Drew (Andrew Stephens) was always going to          hauling amnesty period? Actually that is easy to sort
guys now.”                                                       like about a commentary of the scene and the kind of             be our first choice as a producer because he is such a great   out, we don’t only play dub. We all love dub, but the av-
    When Barrett fields the question about who is win-           stuff we saw going on in the music business. By the time         player himself and is totally on the same page as we are in    erage Dubmarine set-list is likely to move through dub,
ning on the Reel Big Fish Vs The Aquabats tour, he is much       I got to writing Don’t Start A Band, it was like ‘what else      terms of what we are trying to achieve.                        dancehall, reggae, drum & bass, and lately dub-step
more diplomatic than his Aquabat-ian counter-part.               can I write about being in a band?’ I don’t know, I guess        MJ: Is that Auto-Tune on Ultrabango!?                          grooves. We also have more trombones than other dub
    “I don’t know why they wanted to call the tour Reel          it just became our thing to hate the music industry. But         PD: Indeed it is! In an authentic dancehall style, no less.    bands; that I am almost certain of. At least in Australia.
Big Fish Vs. The Aquabats, because, y’know, I thought            I don’t think I’m going to write any more songs about            True to Auto-Tune’s use as an effect rather than an anti-      That’s it – we are different because we have the most
we were friends. I thought we were allies. Reel Big              being in a band. I’ve done too many. I’ve done enough            dote to lazy singing.                                          trombones of any dub band in Australia.
Fish Joins Forces With The Aquabats. That would have             fuck you songs and enough girlfriend songs too … Man,            MJ: What benefit do you think the release of Depth
been a more proper title. But I don’t know, I guess              I really need to pick a new subject to write about.”             Of Sound as a debut is to the band, and to the great-          DuBMARINE launch DEPTH OF SOuND at The Zoo
if we versed each other and someone had to win, it                                                                                er South East Qld dub community?                               on Friday Dec 3, alongside close pals Oka and Direct
would be the audience. Because both bands are just               REEL BIG FISH ‘join forces’ with The Aquabats at                PD: The crew has worked very hard to establish a repu-         Influence. It’s $15 on the door. They’ll also play the
extremely entertaining and fun. I guarantee it will be           The Tivoli on Thursday Dec 2. A BEST OF uS FOR THE               tation as a live band, with the Dubmarine cruising to          Woodford Folk Festival over New Year’s Eve. The
the time of your life.”                                          REST OF uS is out now through Rock Ridge Music.                  all points of the compass over the last few years. The         album is out now through Sugar Rush/Vitamin. Check
    Returning to Australia after a triumphant appearance         Check out for more info.             album is a record of the diverse range of music that has       out for more information.

    SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS                                                                                                   FOZZY
    oN TouR                                                                                                                          oN TouR

Soon to be heading our way for a tour that includes an appearance at Port macquarie’s Festival of The Sun,
                                                                                                                                  WALLS OF JERICHO
                                                                                                                                  CHRIS JERICHO is one lucky son-of-a-gun – he gets to bash The undertaker with a folding chair and then tour
soul-revival diva SHARON JONES catches up for a chat with an extremely excited CHRIS PICKERING.                                   the world with his metal band FOZZY. He speaks with SCOTTY HARMS.
     Many artists, should they find themselves unfortunate       respect that. We write our songs, we record them, we put              Chris Jericho turned 40 last night. He also likes         ally get into the ones where you have to do a little
enough to be under incarceration for some kind of mild           them out and our fans like them, and we continue to keep         to party, so I’m expecting to get yelled at like I’m           research and be a little bit more intelligent.”
misdemeanour or drug problem, often choose to exploit            putting out good music and keep doing shows. Now look            Vince MacMahon when I catch him bright and early                   It has to be said that for a guy that has spent
the ‘hard time’ they do to gain some extra toughness cred-       at us, our new record [I Learned The Hard Way] goes up           the morning after. The lead question doesn’t exactly           most of the last decade flying off the top rope in
ibility. But you rarely hear of someone who has spent time       to #15 on The Billboard Charts, but we still aren’t winning      yield rewards; I ask Y2J what he got for his birthday.         the WWE – his other career – Jericho is well spoken
working on the other side of the bars. For two years, Sha-       any big awards”, she chuckles.                                        “Uh, a hangover.”                                         and, unfortunately for me, not swayed by attempts
ron Jones worked as a corrections officer at the tough US             While the trophy shelf may be barer than others, gen-            Though many vodkas were necked, Jericho                   to shift onto the topic of wrestling. But he says both
penitentiary at Rikers Island in order to support her strug-     eral kudos and critical acclaim are accumulating by the          quickly perks up and we get the ball rolling with              jobs share the same demands. “There’s really no dif-
gling singing career. Later, a workplace accident turned         semi-trailer load, not just for the authentic soul sound         the reason we’re talking – his band, Fozzy, is about           ference between the two – they’re very physical,
her again towards a career in music, first on the wedding        on their records, but for their aforementioned energetic         to start an Australian tour. Born as a straightforward         very energetic,” he says. “To me, whenever we do
circuit, but then leading eventually to a backing vocal ses-     live shows. I ask her if she is looking forward to Festival Of   covers band, they’re no joke: Jericho, surrounded by           shows with Fozzy you see how much the band has
sion with her future collaborator, Gabe Roth of the soon to      The Sun, and she replies to the affirmative and that she         members of Stuck Mojo on stage, has released their             grown over the past two years; the level of musi-
be founded Dap-Tone label.                                       loves festivals, but she does add, “The only thing I don’t       second originals album Chasing The Grail to some               cianship, the level of intensity and even the level
     I have seen Sharon Jones and her band The Dap-Kings         like about festivals is the dirt and mud. I just did one this    great feedback from the metal community. “World-               of success.”
live before, and I can safely say it was one of the best shows   weekend in San Francisco and they had me in this muddy           wide, it’s just been amazing,” Jericho says of the re-             Jericho is very much focussed on making Fozzy
I’ve witnessed, so patrons of this year’s Festival Of The Sun    tent, and the first thing that came out of my mouth when I       sponse. “We spent a long time on this record to get it         the number one priority. He’s been out of contract
are certainly in for a treat. However, it’s not without some     walked in there was ‘Oh HELL NO’, I am not getting dressed       right, because then we knew it would take things to            with WWE since September and says there are “no
trepidation I sit down to chat with the woman who I had          in here. I wasn’t trying to be a difficult, but you know I       another level if we hit it out of the park with a great        plans to do anything for a while now.”
previously seen strutting around the stage with enough           complained – nicely – and then they sorted it out.”              record.”                                                           “Fozzy isn’t playing arenas yet, but we have the
energy to power more than a few large suburbs. It turns               Sharon Jones is not someone to be messed with it                 It’s a classic metal record in the sense of the epic      same mindset that we will be playing an arena – and
out she loves to talk, and she enthusiastically leads off        seems, musically or otherwise.                                   riffs and mythical lyrical content – getting the latter        I’ve been very pleased with the success the band has
with a good-natured tirade on Amy Winehouse, who with                                                                             parts together was a job that Jericho says happened            had over the last four or five years,” he says. “I’m very
producer Mark Ronson famously used the Dap-Kings on              SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS play The Tivoli                  over three years. “I always enjoy the Iron Maiden              fortunate that I had two dreams when I was a kid, and
six tracks from her award-winning Back To Black album.           on Sunday Dec 5 supported by Victor Valdes Trio and              school of thought, where songs were very historical            to do both with success. One with a different level of
     “Don’t get me wrong,” she starts, “it was a great for       DJ Miss Goldie (tickets from,               and you could actually learn something from their              success to the other – but success all the same.”
us and our label for Amy to come over and record, as it          and Festival Of The Sun in Port Macquarie on Friday              music,” he says. “I just wrote different things that in-
brought attention to what we do, but you don’t see us            Dec 10 (tickets from www.festivalofthesun.oztix.                 terest me that you just have to research for. That to          FOZZY plays The Hi-Fi on Sunday Dec 5 with
winning awards or acting crazy or anything like that.            com). I LEARNED THE HARD WAY is out now. www.                    me is more stimulating that just writing songs about           Segression and Burn Down Hollywood. Check out
What we’ve always done is play good shows and people                                       girls and cars; we have a song for that too, but I re- for more information.

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   IAN MOSS                                                                                                                               CHRIS PICKERING
   oN TouR                                                                                                                                oN TouR + aLBum RELEaSE

SOuL MAN                                                                                                                              HOME ON
Legendary rocker IAN MOSS has taken a new
approach on his latest album, as well as changing
his performance style. He talks to TOM GILLESPIE
about his rekindled love of soul, his acoustic
                                                                                                                                      THE ROAD
                                                                                                                                      Talented songwriter and local lad CHRIS
                                                                                                                                      PICKERING talks with KRISSI WEISS about the
approach to playing live, and stupid solos.                                                                                           making of his latest album work of Fiction, and what
                                                                                                                                      life is like with no fixed address.

      While it might seem like the last place you’d expect,     Hugh McCracken (BB King, Steely Dan) Leon Pendarvis                        When I catch up with Chris Pickering he is well in the     been playing in Brissie in various bands of my own mak-
Ian Moss’s love of soul began as a kid in Alice Springs – the   (Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye) and Lenny Pickett (Rod                 midst of a national tour. “We’re in the throes of it, we just   ing and doing my solo stuff too, and while it was great
former Cold Chisel guitarist describing it as the sound-        Stewart, Elton John). However, it was the drumming of                 played in Melbourne last night and it was awesome,” he          and I was having a good time, there was a ‘going around
track to his childhood. “All the time in the background         Steve Jordan (Blues Brothers, Neil Young, Robben Ford)                says. “We got a really good turn-out so we’re happy. We         in circles’ vibe.
were these soul songs, [by artists such as] Ray Charles and     that impressed Moss the most.                                         played at The Empress too, which is one of my favourite             “In the Australian music scene you can get stuck in
Sam Cooke. And there was an album my neighbour had,                  “All my accolades go to Steve Jordan; his groove                 venues.”                                                        the cycle of putting out an album, touring it and getting
called The Ghetto: Live At Carnegie Hall [by Donny Hatha-       is just phenomenal. And without that, no matter how                        When I ask Pickering about where he is living at           some radio play, and you keep going around not really
way]. It was a very gospel, acoustic and very vocal album,      good the band is, if your drummer isn’t laying down                   the moment, I am met with a long and complex an-                getting anywhere.”
and I really connected with that,” he says.                     that specific groove, it doesn’t work. That’s why it’s such           swer. In summation, he has been living between                      His latest offering of alt-country goodness, Work Of
      However, it wasn’t until Moss sang on the Channel         an important role and probably one of the hardest in-                 Nashville and Memphis for some time, with the occa-             Fiction, was recorded in Memphis by famed producer
7 show It Takes Two that he rediscovered his love for           struments to play,” he says emphatically.                             sional few months spent at home in Australia usually            Don Nix, known for his work with Jeff Beck, George Har-
it. “I had a bit of fun on It Takes Two. It’s funny because          For his current tour, Moss has set himself the                   taken up by touring.                                            rison and Freddy King – to name but a few. “He used to
it’s one of those double-sided compliments if you will,         challenge of recreating the same presence of each                          He tells me of his most recent time in Nashville – “I      work for Stax Records and also for Atlantic and he pro-
because I had so many people with so much feedback              song and many other covers in a solo-acoustic for-                    just had the new record in the bag so I wanted to go back       duced a lot of great stuff, Pickering says of Nix. “He was
saying, ‘I knew you sang, but I didn’t know you could           mat. He admits playing acoustically is a very differ-                 over there to shop around to a few indie labels to see          kicking around Memphis and my manager again was a
sing!’ The better comments I got [were] after we’d done         ent beast to playing in a band. “I’m so used to playing               what the vibe was,” he relates. “To see whether anyone          catalyst for this. She suggested I record over there. I met
the soul-bluesy numbers.”                                       lead guitar in a band and being able to wander off                    was interested in helping out and taking it to the next         with a few people and talked to producers but nothing
      So how did he decide on the tracks to record for          and muck around on single-note stuff with the band                    level, essentially. I played a lot in Nashville and Memphis     really kind of grabbed me. I talked to Brad Jones who
the eventual album, Soul On West 53rd, which includes           in the background going, ‘Oh c’mon mate, finish your                  and I also did a West Coast tour … that was probably the        produced Bob Evans’ records … But I didn’t want to
a few hits? “We were thinking, ‘Well, let’s not do a solo       stupid solo and let’s get on with it!’ But on your own                highlight of the trip. We drove everywhere and driving          make that typical Nashville pop record.”
album where you could easily pick a really obvious              you have to carry the story; there’s absolutely no-                   up the West Coast of America is a real pleasure.”                   Instead, Pickering was able to put more of himself
list of number one hits’, [because] you’ll probably find        where to hide.”                                                            Pickering’s career has seemed to be on the rise over       and his own natural pop sensibilities into the album,
yourself filling an album with songs that people have                                                                                 the last few years and I ask him what he attributes that to.    Nix’s efforts polishing up a solid foundation. “I am really
already done six million times over,” he explains.              IAN MOSS plays the Tempo                                             “It was a bit of a kick up the bum from my manager over         happy with what we came out with,” he says, and with
      “The deliberate thinking was ‘choose great songs’ –       Hotel on Thursday Dec 2, the                                          here,” he says. “She thought I should go to Nashville and       good reason.
don’t worry about if they’re really big hits or not, just       Springwood Hotel on Friday Dec                                        go to America to try my stuff out over there … in 2008 I
choose songs that are great songs, and songs that you           3 and the Gold Coast Hinterland                                       got accepted to play at South By Southwest in Austin …          CHRIS PICKERING will be at Maroochydore’s Club
really like and you feel you can commit to.”                    Hotel on Saturday Dec 4 (all                                          I spent four weeks over in Nashville, I had friends to stay     Envy on Thursday Dec 2 and The Globe in Fortitude
      Soul On West 53rd – named after the New York              shows with Asa Broomhall).                                            with, and I did a lot of co-writing and I did a few shows       Valley on Friday Dec 3, co-headlining with Catherine
street on which it was recorded – features some of the          SOuL ON WEST 53RD is out now.                                         on my own as well, and when I got back my manager               Britt. WORK OF FICTION is out now through Long Time
most experienced soul musicians around, including               See for more information.                          suggested I move there … that was a catalyst for it. I had      Listener/Other Tongues.

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                                                                                                         and Georgia Anne Muldrow help out on re-           but with one important distinction – Aus-          through a golden afternoon sun. If he lets
                                                                                                         spectively Walk On and This World, but it’s        sie ex-pat Elizabeth Morris’ tunes and voice       his freak flag fly just a little bit more, the
                                                                                                         only on the LP’s second half that real stan-       are all-embracing enough for outsiders to          boy’ll be really onto something.
                                                                                                         douts start popping up. The Steve Spacek           join the party too. Namechecking Diane                 HHH                       MATT THROWER
                                                                                                         collaboration Longtime (the Space Invadas          Keaton, Ingmar Bergman, Max Von Sydow
                                                                                                         man/kindred spirit getting a nod earlier on        and a certain neurotic New York actor/di-
                                                                                                         the ambient instrumental Thank You Steve)          rector in the yearning, catchy Woody Allen
                                                                                                         is both gentle and libidinous, while Burn –        will delight the contemporary hipster with
                                                                                                         with Mara’s acclaimed guitarist father Billy       a Foals T-shirt and a Godard poster in his
                                                                                                         TK laying down fuzzy, Ernie Isley-like lines –     bedroom. Fortunately, the tune’s melody
                                                                                                         is an apt slow-burner. The song that initially     also happens to be appealing enough for
                                                                                                         brought the trio recognition, They Don’t           most peoples’ parents. As a whole, does this
                                                                                                         Want – is also the catchiest, most uptempo         self-titled effort justify the five-star reviews
                                                                                                         track here, and the two-part closer Tom Boy        and accolades from the likes of Robert For-
                                                                                                         neatly sums things up. An undeniably gifted        ster and Jarvis Cocker? Nope, it’s a little bit
                                                                                                         bunch, EWH may operate in a perhaps a too-         too consistently greyish in tone, despite
  ALBuM OF THE WEEK                                                                                      measured manner on the record, yet show a
                                                                                                         lot of promise based on the strength of the
                                                                                                                                                            the diverse instrumentation (pedal steel,
                                                                                                                                                            ukulele etc). That said, Allo Darlin’ have put
                                                                                                         album’s highlights.                                together an undeniably impressive debut
  KANYE WEST – My Beautiful                                                                                  HHH                  DENIS SEMCHENKO           effort – and just try resisting the swoon-
  Dark Twisted Fantasy                                                                                                                                      ing shimmer of Dreaming and My Heart Is            MICAH P. HINSON – And The
  (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/Universal)                                                                                                                           A Drummer.                                         Pioneer Saboteurs
  Kanye bares his tortured soul, again                                                                                                                          HHH                        MATT THROWER        (Full Time Hobby/Other Tongues)
     A cynic might say that Kanye West’s                                                                                                                                                                       Texan bluesman gets very, very angry
 greatest attribute is his outsized public per-                                                                                                                                                                     Micah P. Hinson’s troubles are legendary
 sona, but personally, I’ve always admired                                                                                                                                                                     – incarceration, a freakish back accident,
 him as a producer above all else – his early                                                                                                                                                                  drug addiction, and bankruptcy – so it’s no
 albums were coloured by an expert ear for                                                                                                                                                                     surprise that he has become this decade’s
 samples, and he proved his flair for original                                                                                                                                                                 closest analogue to classic bluesmen such as
 compositions on the synth-based 808s &                                                                                                                                                                        Lead Belly. His last album, All Dressed Up &
 Heartbreaks. My Beautiful Dark Twisted                                                                                                                                                                        Smelling Of Strangers, covered a selection of
 Fantasy brings all of these various qualities     voice over an Aphex Twin piano loop as he                                                                                                                   songs that got him through those hard times,
 together – lyrics like “If God had an iPod, I’d   lashes out uselessly at an ex. It’s an album                                                                                                                suggesting that he was going through a pe-
 be on his playlist” prove that his hubris is in   of extremes – All Of The Lights is as lush                                                                                                                  riod of growth and catharsis, ready for some-
 no way diminished, but the arrangements,          and goopy as Monster is sinister and sin-                                                                                                                   thing new. That “something new” turns out
 which weave live instrumentation and syn-         ewy, and while, between them, they come                                                                                                                     to be righteous anger, a sentiment shared
 thetic elements with expertly-chosen and          packed with enough guest stars to sink a              KISSES – The Heart Of The                                                                             by his new backing band, The Pioneer Sabo-
 manipulated snatches of other people’s            speedboat, Kanye’s studio skills keep them            Nightlife                                                                                             teurs (the name inspired by a Walt Whitman
 records, are where the album really shines.       on an even keel. The hype surrounding this            (Pod/Inertia)                                                                                         poem). After a lovely opening track demon-
 Power is the most bombastic track, pair-          album – from the media and the man him-               Summery, sun-kissed pop from LA                    YANN TIERSEN – Dust Lane                           strating Hinson’s newfound focus on string
 ing a spine-tingling choral sample with           self – has been a bit deafening, but those                 A couple of years back, Jens Lekman           (Anti-/Epitaph)                                    ornamentation and a very brief, Bill Callahan/
 a martial drumbeat, casting Kanye as a            who care more about the music than the                had a minor flirtation with dance music,           French composer lays it on thick                   Smog-esque acoustic number about get-
 god descending his own personal Mount             talk surrounding it will be pleased to know           when he released a series of gorgeous,                  Yann Tiersen is an intriguing character,      ting a girl to take off her clothes, the album
 Olympus; Blame Game is the most vul-              that this is a damn fine piece of work.               Balearic-style remixes of Sipping On The           blending pop music, Glass and Satie-in-            kicks into gear with 2’s & 3’s, a grandiloquent
 nerable, stretching and distorting Kanye’s            HHHH                ALASDAIR DUNCAN               Sweet Nectar, and his mournful vocals              spired minimalism and exotic instrumen-            number featuring squalls of guitar feedback,
                                                                                                         have never sounded better than when                tation like the melodica or ondes Martenot         deep-chested harmonies, booming drums,
                                                   ing it a credit in the liner notes. New album         they were paired with those blissful sunset        (like a theremin, but cooler because it’s          and Hinson’s ragged-old-man voice presid-
                                                   Nothing contains a bundle of the hyper-               disco sounds. Jesse Kivel has a voice that         FRENCH!). He also happened to compose              ing over the lot like a demented ringmaster.
                                                   horny bangers that populate every N.E.R.D             sounds remarkably similar to Lekman’s,             the evocative score for subtitled super-hit        The lyrics are suitably apocalyptic, too: “Hey
                                                   release – songs so dumb they are not only             and his debut record with Kisses has a             Amélie. Fast-forward to now, and we have           there little boy, now don’t you be afraid / Your
                                                   in a class of their own, they have to catch a         similarly breezy, Balearic vibe. The Heart         his new album Dust Lane, which takes a             mommy doesn’t love you and your daddy’s just
                                                   different bus to school. The title track’s “No        Of The Nightlife, though it was construct-         rather pop-centric direction compared              a slave,” Hinson sings on Seven Horses Seen.
                                                   chick got nothing on you” is as dopey as any-         ed in Kivel’s Los Angeles garage with lit-         with Tiersen’s more esoteric works. Pop in         This is an album that burns with white-hot
                                                   thing they’ve ever done; Party People is a            tle more than a Korg Triton and a Roland           Tiersen’s world, however, is still pretty out-     intensity, and sometimes the many building
                                                   new achievement in robotic repetition; Per-           505, sounds like way more than the sum             there. Dust Lane is an album of whispered          layers of Hinson’s voice, guitars, string sec-
                                                   fect Defect is an OutKast rip-off with none           of its parts. With the exception of the title      voices and instrumentation layered and             tions and the doom-laden drums seem to be
                                                   of their charm. On the other hand, the rock           track, a head-nodding instrumental, these          treated to a point you can’t always tell what      elbowing each other for room. It’s a bracing
                                                   songs N.E.R.D dip into actually work this             songs trade on the tension between the             instruments you’re listening to. Which kinda       listen, and not always pleasant, but a good
                                                   time. They’ve gone back to the 1960s for              warmth and loveliness of the arrange-              adds to the mystique. Songs like Amy, the          and necessary one.
                                                   inspiration with results like Help Me, which          ments and the ever-so-slight sadness of            title track and the cheekily titled F**k Me are         HHH                       CHAD PARKHILL
                                                   sounds like The Doors doing a Bond theme.             Kivel’s vocals. Songs like Women Of The            like a more rustic M83, lost in a forest of mel-
LYRICS BORN – As U Were                            “No, I won’t kill you / But I’ll watch you die,”      Club and Midnight Lover radiate that cer-          lotrons and Pink Floyd at their most glacial
(Mobile Home/Shock)                                Pharrell sings just before the horns blast,           tain kind of glamorous disaffection that al-       (post-Syd, pre-Dark Side). These eight tracks
Berkeley’s rap hero returns                        keys squiggle and somebody drops dead                 ways goes down great on the soundtracks            are mostly lengthy, leisurely-unfolding piec-
    Lyrics Born’s live funk take on hip hop has    while blood pours down the screen stylishly.          of Sofia Coppola films, while Bermuda is a         es that will disappear into the background
had a big dose of synth added to it for his        There’s a definite flower-power vibe to the           sun-kissed highlight. Whether your budget          at soft-volume, but take on a life of their
latest album. It’s a poppier, more R&B sound.      other bright spots, I’ve Seen The Light and           stretches to luxuriating by five star hotel        own when one feels inclined to, as they say,
There are moments where it could almost            the lyrically bizarre Life As A Fish. (“So while      pools or just kicking back at the beach, The       crank it. C’est bon!
be Gnarls Barkley or even Justin Timberlake.       the federal buildings blow / Blow-fish glow /         Heart Of The Nightlife is ideal for lazy, laid-         HHH                      MATT THROWER
Almost, but not quite. Without the constant        How lovely that must be / You shouldn’t listen        back summer listening.
dropping of funk bombs to liven things up,         to Jacques Cousteau / Don’t say you know /                HHHH                 ALASDAIR DUNCAN
As U Were commits the worst sin something          Stop sending your trash to sea.”) So half of it
this pop can commit – it gets boring. Too          doesn’t suck, which by N.E.R.D standards is
many songs slide into a groove and just sort       actually pretty good.
of sit there, and Lyrics Born sounds like he’s         HH                      JODY MACGREGOR
suffering from the late-career rapper’s curse
of running out of things worth saying. The                                                                                                                                                                     DEAR TIME’S WASTE – Spells
worst example is Pillz, a cringingly moral                                                                                                                                                                     (Speak N Spell/Inertia)
tale of the perils of pill-popping that tragi-                                                                                                                                                                 Melancholy yet enchanting folk pop
cally wastes Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious                                                                                                                                                                         Lungs full of fresh New Zealand air and
in a guest verse. What Happened 2 Our Love                                                                                                                                                                     lyrics promising a disillusioned outlook on
Affair has a single good line (“You let go of                                                                                                                                                                  life, Auckland’s Dear Time’s Waste embody
my heart girl, easy as a child lets go of a bal-                                                                                                                                                               a unique take on folk pop for those seek-
loon”) but musically it could be a Simply Red                                                                                                                                                                  ing something darker. The band have bid
song. Back when he burst into our eardrums                                                                                                                                                                     so-long to the sunny lines and happy clap-
with Later That Day that comparison would                                                                                                                   MATT COSTA – Mobile Chateau                        ping common in folk pop, instead opting for
have been unimaginable, but there it is. A                                                                                                                  (Brushfire Records/Universal)                      something eerie and unhinged on their de-
rare highlight is a tale of fame’s downside                                                              ALLO DARLIN’ – Allo Darlin’                        Chilled retro-pop on Jack Johnson’s label          but full length. Swinging from garage-rock
called I’ve Lost Myself, which is more appro-                                                            (Fortuna Pop! / Other Tongues)                         The Jack Johnson label connection              to folk and ethereal pop, the delicate waif-
priately titled than he thinks.                                                                          Aussie ex-pat leads charming indie pop             and that slightly exotic name (with a sur-         like voice of Claire Duncan shows a range of
    HH                      JODY MACGREGOR                                                               London outfit                                      name like Costa, he must have seen some            styles; from the lilting chorus in first single
                                                   ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE – Electric                            This debut album is already receiving a       sun, right?) may cause you to make as-             Blue And Gold, with its slow rolling melody
                                                   Wire Hustle                                           rapturous reception internationally. This is       sumptions about this record before you             meandering in and out of chiming bells, to
                                                   (BBE/Inertia)                                         not due to any particular groundbreaking           put it on. I know I did, unfamiliar as I am        droning tones and then to the spider web
                                                   Mellow Kiwi neo-soul straight outta                   ingenuity – the music is straightforward           with Matt Costa’s prior work. That’s right,        fragility of Swallowed. The subtly discordant
                                                   Wellington                                            indie pop with a dash of Belle & Sebastian         I was expecting a pleasant slice of combie         melodies of Up Shoulders A Monster seem
                                                       Dubbed “New Zealand’s hottest elec-               or Camera Obscura. People seem to be at-           rock, with coastal acoustic guitars and a          to be on the right track for creating a heavy,
                                                   tronica/soul act”, Wellington’s Electric Wire         tracted to Allo Darlin’ because it returns         low-key sensual burr of a singing voice.           dream-like atmosphere, as are the mutter-
                                                   Hustle are Mara TK, Taay Ninh and Myele               indie pop to bedsits, hip namechecking             Instead, Costa’s style of troubadourism            ing background voices. However you can’t
                                                   Manzanza, plying their retro-futuristic R&B           and would-be lushness. Where a modern-             is faintly psychedelic on this new long-           forget that ‘pop’ makes up one half of ‘folk
                                                   trade since 2007. The collective’s self-titled        day Camera Obscura would infuse these              player. Our hero produces and mixes the            pop’, and there are plenty of guitars and
                                                   debut album radiates a relaxed-yet-smoul-             melodies with swishes of strings, Allo Dar-        record himself and despite his Californian         drumbeats to realign the album to a more
                                                   dering feel periodically recalling D’Angelo’s         lin’ keep the sweetness while also retaining       origins, he’s clearly in thrall to Carnaby         palatable sound, especially in songs like And
                                                   ‘90s masterpiece Brown Sugar and Shug-                the garagey awkwardness of the indie-pop           Street dandies like The Kinks and The              So I Was Returning and These Words Stick
                                                   gie Otis’ 1974 psych-soul landmark Inspi-             pioneers who emerged, blinking, in the late        Zombies. American indie stalwart Phil Ek           Me To You. For the most part it’s a slower-
                                                   ration Information, the opening Waters                ‘70s and early ‘80s. Kiss Your Lips includes       has mixed the whole affair at his iconic           paced album, and at times leaning toward
                                                   pretty much setting the whole vibe: chilled           a portion where the band start chanting            Avast! Studios in Seattle in a manner not          melodrama with heavy-hearted lyrics sung
N.E.R.D – Nothing                                  hip hop beats, jazzy Fender Rhodes piano,             the chorus to Weezer’s El Scorcho – in my          unlike The Shins’ great debut Oh Inverted          in an equally heavy-handed way. It’s still an
(Star Trak/Universal)                              deep bass, subdued synths and the trio’s              many years of existence, I’ve been witness         World. For all that, though, Costa’s edges         accomplished album with a pensive edge,
Fourth album from The Neptunes and friends         top-notch, mellifluous vocals. Gimme That             to more than one indie-friendly gathering          are not as sharp and angular – it’s still a        one that evokes the slowly passing grey-lit
    Pharrell Williams should either stop let-      Kinda and Experience follow in the largely            where that very occurrence has unfolded.           thoroughly Californian record, Anglo-              hours between night and morning.
ting his wang co-write his songs or start giv-     similar vein and guest vocalists Stacy Epps           So, it’s a record by scenesters for scenesters     phile melodies and arrangements filtered                HHH       	              SAM HAGAMAN

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                                                  now on, she may well end up sounding as                TWIN SHADOW – Slow                                       ocean of soft pop – so I’ve got no problem         this isn’t some 20-something jerking off on
                                                  shallow as everyone claims she is.                     (Remote Control)                        SINGLE           at all with what Adalita is doing here.            a sequencer to recreate some music they
                                                     HHH                 ALASDAIR DUNCAN                      Hipster irony is a dead            OF THE                                                              heard at a roller rink as a kid. It’s full-colour
                                                                                                         scene. Here’s why: I saw a guy          WEEK                                                                pop music, made by one of the innovators
                                                                                                         driving a Commodore, but he’d                                                                               using all of Roland’s old relatives; possible
                                                                                                         replaced all the Holden badges                                                                              abuse of newfound technology included.
                                                                                                         with Mercedes-Benz ones. Since bogan irony is                                                               Everyone else rips off Dare now, so why can’t
                                                                                                         now all the rage, we just need the fashionistas                                                             these guys have another crack?
                                                                                                         to start listening to Twin Shadow to complete
                                                                                                         the circle – and for the very ground you’re                                                                 MATT WALTERS – Talking In My
                                                                                                         standing on to open up and swallow you                                                                      Sleep
                                                                                                         into a dark, hot, evil place (and I’m not talking                                                           (Mercury/Universal)
                                                                                                         about menswear) where the steaks are always                                                                      The problem with talking in your sleep
                                                                                                         cooked well-done. Hailed by Pitchfork as                                                                    is you’re never sure you’re doing it until
                                                                                                         some kind of magical voodoo doctor of music                                                                 someone embarrasses you with the truth.
ROTATING LESLIE – The Walls                                                                              (no wait, that’s Kanye) and with a new-wave                                                                 Worse still, you could’ve been babbling about
Have Ears                                                                                                sound that’s cool enough to prop up polar                                                                   how you’re going to kill your now-very-scared
(Cross Section/Inertia)                                                                                  ice caps, Twin Shadow uses Slow to give the                                                                 girlfriend or wife laying next to you. This is all
The E’s aren’t talking anymore                                                                           nod to mechanical, reverb-laden DR55 drum                OH MERCY – Keith St                                hypothetical of course; I haven’t personally
    What would a friendship formed in             VARIOUS ARTISTS – Apparat: DJ                          sounds and arpeggiated synth rhythms; a                  (EMI)                                              had this happen as I cry myself sleep in my
the London acid techno scene look like? A         Kicks                                                  smattering of ‘real’ instruments are also there,              Not afraid to show their Melbourne            very large bed, alone, after microwaving
mind-melting nightmare of throbbing doof          (!K7/Inertia)                                          you know, just in case. And that damn chorus             roots, Oh Mercy filmed the video for Keith         a frozen dinner and watching repeats of
beats and day-glo fashions; where common          A gorgeous collection from a skilled                   – I don’t wanna believe / Be but in love – is still      St in and around Richmond, where singer            RockWiz and Spicks And Specks so I can
ground is a shared notion of a pear-shaped        producer and DJ                                        looping around my mind.                                  Alexander Gow (hang on, isn’t he a funeral         impress just one person with a useless snippet
reality? In the case of UK quintet Rotating           There’s a moment right at the begin-                                                                        director?) sings, plays guitar and generally       of music trivia. Anyway, this has nothing to do
Leslie, it actually was an acquired loathing      ning of Apparat’s DJ Kicks when you know                                                                        looks solemn as he walks around in the             with Melbourne troubadour Matt Walters and
of too much partying that led to their for-       that the mix is going to be something spe-                                                                      rain. Keith St itself is a nice little pop song,   his new EP. The title track’s marching drum
mation and transition to indie rock – the         cial. It’s a segue between two tracks, Appa-                                                                    making gratuitous use of baby as single-coil       beat gets things off to a strong start; weighing
mild-mannered musical discipline. Their           rat’s own Circles, which is structured like a                                                                   palm-muted rhythms roll on; a great little         in at six and a half minutes, I Would Die For You
debut album, The Walls Have Ears, echoes          throbbing house track but comes wrapped                                                                         summer drivetime song if you happen to             featuring the vocals of Megan Washington is a
their struggle to cope with the heady blur of     in early ‘90s dream pop, and vintage Carl                                                                       be programming for the slot in a nice air-         perfect sunlit Sunday morning piece. Walters
clubs, drugs, pubs and parties on songs like      Craig production Rushed, a cold but hyp-                                                                        conditioned radio station. Gow bizarrely           brings in strings and accented toms in World
Stop The World I Want To Get Off. Its break-      notic slab of electro – the two sound like                                                                      mentions his dog being on fire, but I’m            Won’t Wait, before settling it down with the
neck whir of spiky guitar and clunking post-      they shouldn’t work together, but the seg-                                                                      sure that’s just a metaphor for his soul or        quiet, reflective laundromat-pop piece The
punk rhythms form the staple of their de-         ue is totally seamless and it kind of takes                                                                     something. The remainder of the EP shares          First Time. Yes, I just invented a genre.
but, and captures the aesthetic of bands like     your breath away. Apparat has called this                                                                       a quieter side, with Blue Lagoon, What You
Hot Hot Heat and more recently Two Door           compilation “a résumé for the club chapter                                                                      Do and With You all providing soothing             GOOSE – Words EP
Cinema Club. Certainly, songs like Fire! Fire!    in my life”, and it’s clear what he’s getting                                                                   sounds – including restrained use of flute,        (!K7/Inertia)
and opener Club Style are full of feverish        at – the whole thing rides on the kind of                                                                       which mind you is a terribly underrated                Strap on your power-laced electronica
energy and perky choruses. Frontman Greg          tension that exists between his track and                                                                       instrument, as anyone who’s been with a            boots – Belgian four-piece Goose are on
Phizacklea yelps incessantly like Steve Bays      the Carl Craig one, between gauzy, dreamy              ADALITA – Hot Air                                        girl who used to play one knows.                   the warpath with Words, their latest ravey,
probably would have had he grown up in            synth pop and harder, more driving techno              (Liberation)                                                                                                Kraftwerk-styled weapon. If the original
Essex and not British Columbia. However,          sounds. In the former camp, we have tracks                 The creative restlessness of Magic Dirt’s            THE HUMAN LEAGUE – Night                           doesn’t grab you – especially as a DJ –
what differentiates Rotating Leslie is that       from Telefon Tel Aviv, Burial + Four Tet and           Adalita has birthed a debut solo album,                  People                                             one of the three remixes surely will. Boris
the quintet don’t muck around with flashes        Born Ruffians, while in the latter are selec-          produced by her late bandmate Dean                       (Liberator)                                        Dlugosch turns it into a techno thriller; Joe &
of synth or world music inspirations à la         tions from Joy Orbison, Vincent Markowski              Turner. And even though Hot Air is little                    I’m a night person. Of course, if drunken      Will Ask pump up the tribal percussion, stick
Vampire Weekend. Instead they thrash out          and Ramadanman. The people who make                    more than a double-tracked electric guitar               housemates bang on my door at 2am on a             in a huge eurodance lead and feed through
their wares old school-style, with drums,         these kinds of glitchy, melodic techno                 with Srsen crooning over the top, there’s                school night while I’m sleeping I’m much           as much sidechained white noise as they
bass and guitar charging every which way.         compilations all love Thom Yorke’s solo al-            just enough crunch from the guitars to give              less of a night person, but still, I’m known       possibly can – I’m talking enough to get any
Mind On My Money and lead single Send             bum for some reason, so we’re treated to               it a little attitude while keeping a warm                to spend the odd Wednesday or Thursday             ‘roid-eating, singlet-and sunglasses-at-night
In The Lions are more angular than a buck-        the inevitable track from that (it’s Harrow-           and cavernous tone – think Kim Gordon                    in the Valley mixing with people far prettier      bro to start going mad on their pills. But it’s
etful of set squares before, just for good        down Hill, which gets some bonus points                playing in purgatory. Of course, based on                and younger than me. Hey, at least I’m             The Living Islands who take them all on the
measure, Finders Keepers changes pace             for not being as ubiquitous as The Eraser),            this alone, those of you seeking Magic Dirt-             not hanging out at high school basketball          outside, pulling this brand new track back
entirely with slow-burning balladry. The          but that aside, Apparat has put together a             type madness aren’t going to be terribly                 games, right? A few people who might feel          to 1984 with a bongo rollin’, retro-styled
Walls Have Ears could perhaps be thought          thoughtful, engrossing and essential mix.              overwhelmed – despite the bit of fuzz, it’s              similar are seminal 1980s Sheffield synthpop       new-wave spectacular. It’s times like these –
of as the mongrel, unwashed cousin to El-             HHHH                  ALASDAIR DUNCAN              not exactly a rockin’ affair. But at least she           act The Human League, who have seen all            however brief – that I think electronic music
evator and Tourist History. For whatever it                                                              isn’t trying to fit the flavour of the month;            this new-new-wave stuff go on long enough          is still okay, and that there are still some
lacks, and it isn’t much, it makes up for it                                                             she doesn’t have an acoustic, nor is she not             and have dusted off their equipment to bring       artists out in the world who are making it
through its no-frills attitude.                                                                          wailing like the thousands of sound-alike                their first new album in nearly 10 years. Night    as art, and not as background noise to the
    HHH                     JACK LANGRIDGE                                                               female artists that are quickly filling the              People’s joy comes from its authenticity;          latest festival trash-a-thon.

                                                                                                           STATISTIC FANTISTIC                                 FOLLOWING THE CHARTS
                                                                                                                                                               WITH SIMON TOPPER

                                                                                                           STAT BOY SLIM
                                                                                                           welcome to STATISTIC FANTISTIC. Each fortnight SIMON TOPPER
                                                                                                           will bring you an analysis of The charts, be they from aRIa, aIR, airplay,
                                                  VARIOUS ARTISTS – Kitsuné                                iTunes, overseas or any other statistical rock we can turn over and think
                                                  Maison 10                                                way too much about, thereby saving you valuable nerding time.
                                                  High quality indie and dance tunes on
KE$HA – Animal/Cannibal                           Kitsuné anniversary compilation                                                                                                                                                                     THE BEATLES
(RCA/Sony)                                             The newest Kitsuné Maison compilation
 Ke$ha releases a companion for the               is dubbed The Fireworks Issue, to celebrate                   This week we’ll look at whether Swe-               their national charts, it turns out this isn’t    ing in this formula is a solid first step to
trash-tastic Animal                               the fact that it’s the 10th entry in the series; to      den’s inclusion of streaming into their                 true. Billboard actually first included           handing the charts back to the public,
    It remains a mystery why the folk at          further commemorate this momentous oc-                   singles charts really is a world first … and            streaming in their Hot 100 US charts way          and it’s surprising that Billboard included
Sesame Street chose Katy Perry over Ke$ha         casion, this set is twice as big as usual, with          see how The Beatles fared on iTunes.                    back in August 2007. Billboard is seen as         these figures as early as they did. Howev-
for a guest spot on the show, given that          25 tracks spread across two discs. Kitsuné                    In what has been (erroneously) de-                 the primary source of charts in the USA,          er until the airplay proportion is reduced
Ke$ha’s commitment to trash could give            has become a byword for impeccable taste,                scribed as a world first, the national                  the same as ARIA is in Australia – though         and sales and streaming increased, the
Oscar The Grouch a run for his money, and         and this entry brings together the usual mix             Swedish charts Sverigetopplistan have                   the two organisations have some major             problem will remain. ARIA at this stage
her comically-exaggerated style kind of           of low-key, synth-kissed indie and eccentric             included figures for streamed music in                  differences (almost all of which make             hasn’t announced any plans to include
makes her look like a Muppet as is. I’ve de-      electro and dance tunes to great effect. The             their national singles charts, starting on              ARIA a more logical and transparent               streaming in the Australian charts.
fended Ke$ha’s debut, Animal, to a bunch          set opens with Cascadeur’s Walker, a beguil-             Oct 29. Unfortunately, it’s been impossible             chart in this chartnerd’s opinion – but                Meanwhile … After an age of corpo-
of my friends, based on the rationale that        ing, stripped-back French pop track that                 to find an explanation of exactly how their             that’s a rant for another column).                rate in-fighting between the Apples, The
beneath its tacky exterior lurked a know-         rides along on little more than piano, chim-             charts will be calculated as a combination                  The key difference is that while ARIA’s       Beatles’ back catalogue was finally re-
ing and sophisticated pop record. The             ing bells and mournful, androgynous vocals.              of downloads, physical sales and stream-                Singles and Albums charts are collated            leased on iTunes last week. And nobody
same cannot quite be said of Cannibal – an        There are many highlights to follow – Flight             ing. However in the month since they piled              from sales and sales only, Billboard’s            in Australia cared. While general news
eight track EP, it's available on its own or as   Facilities & Giselle’s Crave You has been on             streaming in with sales, it appears the new             main Hot 100 is calculated by an algo-            reports flashed numbers like “1.4 million
a bonus disc with new editions of Animal,         Australian radio for a while now, so it’s nice           figures are having an impact, though pri-               rithm that assigns points to a song based         songs” and “119,000 albums” in their US
it has its moments, but overall, feels more       to see it get some international recognition,            marily for local artists.                               on 55% radio airplay, 40% digital sales           sales, these are mid-to-low charting fig-
like a collection of cast-offs. The sound is      while Yelle’s new track La Musique is fun                     The first week saw a bit of a shake-up             and since 2007, 5% digital streams. It’s          ures, considering that’s for the band’s
much the same – Ke$ha’s vocals are a mix          and bouncy, and Digitalism’s filter house-y              for Swedish artists, as the #1 by Oskar Lin-            obvious that this over-reliance on radio          entire catalogue combined. In Australia,
of Auto-Tuned warbling and speak-rap-             Blitz sets expectations for their next album             nros fell to #7, and Robyn’s Hang With Me               airplay means that it’s easier for major          the hype was even more of a flub. This
ping, while the arrangements combine the          pretty high. Some of the best tracks come                plummeted from #2 to #11. Another local,                record companies to directly manipulate           week’s singles chart sees Let It Be at #92
trashier, more synth-heavy elements of hip        from lesser lights – Clock Opera, The Aikiu,             Daniel Adams-Ray, jumped to #1 where                    the charts, especially in an industry like        and Here Comes The Sun at #99 (never
hop and dance pop. The hooks and cho-             Teeth and Icona Pop all prove themselves to              he stayed until this week, when he’s been               commercial radio, which has long been             a single, so technically a debut), while
ruses, though, don’t come as easily as they       be names to watch. Kitsuné’s quality control             replaced by yet another Swedish group.                  plagued by a general stench of mutual             with albums, they’re only represented
did last time around and to get around            is high enough that bad tracks seldom slip               The rest of the Top 10 has remained pret-               back-scratching. It also means that the           by the 1967 – 1970 compilation at #99.
this, Cannibal pushes its foul-mouthed lyr-       through, but The Twelve’s remix of Black                 ty stable throughout, and is pretty reflec-             Hot 100 chart rarely sees fringe or non-          It’s not all that surprising, given that it’s
ics in your face – on the title track, Ke$ha      Strobe’s Me And Madonna is an exception                  tive of the same-ole R&B that’s charting                MOR artists scale its heights, as main-           just a new way to transact the purchase
attempts to rhyme ‘famous’ with ‘anus’, and       – they should really have left this classic              around the rest of the world right now                  stream radio stations play what’s popu-           of the same material that’s always been
she later brushes off a potential suitor by       alone, as the twee disco makeover they                   – Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars,                    lar… which is what’s on the charts …              available. Compared to the re-mastered
claiming she doesn’t want to date a dude          provide falls horribly flat. This one aside,             Taio Cruz, Far East Movement etc.                       which is based on what they’re playing            releases of their albums in 2009 that saw
with a vag. Cannibal is a catchy enough           Maison 10 is up to the label’s usual high                     While Sweden’s inclusion of stream-                … The model seems designed to guar-               seven classic albums rush back into the
example of Ke$ha’s glitter and vomit-caked        standard, and packed with cool and odd-                  ing has made news as the first time a                   antee the success of safe and already-es-         Top 50, Abbey Road peaking highest at
pop aesthetic, but if she doesn’t choose her      ball new discoveries.                                    country has included these figures for                  tablished artists. The inclusion of stream-       #12, it’s a complete non-event.
collaborators and material carefully from             HHHH                    ALASDAIR DUNCAN

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                                                     gods of lo-fi indie. However, the songs diverge        blues stomp and neo-psych-rock to Calexico-                                                                  latest Children Collide album and this EP were
                                                     from their starting points into a heavier, indie       like desert/surf. Not falling behind either, Early                                                           performed by Woody Annison. Shades of Brit-
                                                     rock grunge affair, proving that Tape/Off aren’t       Morning Eyes (featuring Grand Atlantic’s Phil                                                                ish India can be felt too, particularly on tracks
                                                     just a carbon copy but bring something new             Usher on sleigh bells) is prime, vintage garage-                                                             like Here Now. That’s not to say the sound is
                                                     to the table. First track Expert dishes up rough       pop and the rowdy Attack Of The Flat Caps! is                                                                derivative; through liberal application of bass,
                                                     vocals with plenty of reverb and guitarists            a paean to “a suburban shopping centre”. Pour                                                                reverb and the use of two vocalists – often
                                                     slavishly pounding on distortion pedals, set-          me another one.                                                                                              simultaneously – the lads have managed
                                                     ting the tone for the rest of the EP. Bolstered by                                  DENIS SEMCHENKO                                                                 to craft a record that shows promise as an
                                                     backing vocals, the humorous Sweater Curse                                                                                                                          emerging Australian rock act, and hints at an
                                                     eases listeners through the murky album mid-                                                                                                                        energetic and exceedingly loud live show.
                                      RELEASE        dle ground with little trouble, delivering them                                                                                                                                                             NILS HAY
                                       OF THE        towards a slow-building finale. Expect to hear
                                       WEEK          them around, faintly, from three blocks away.
                                                                                      SAM HAGAMAN

UNDEAD APES – Grave                                                                                                                                                  THIS CITY IGNITES – This City
Consequences                                                                                                                                                         Ignites EP
(Merenoise)                                                                                                                                                          (Independent)
Better than Michael Jackson’s monkey                                                                                                                                 Lizzy ain’t got nothin’ on this rampage
     Everything about Undead Apes is awe-                                                                                                                                 If you’re thinking Brisbane music is lack-
some. Awesome songs, awesome band name                                                                                                                               ing in the super-heavy variety, northside
and awesome debut record. They’re a Bris-                                                                                                                            boys This City Ignites respond with a fist, a
bane punk outfit who pen short, sharp and                                                                                                                            baseball bat and a department store to the
undeniably humorous songs about a range of                                                                                                                           face. Their self-titled EP has been bred on the
diverse subjects including zombie primates,                                                                 GRÜN – Greenland                                         violent down-tuned moshcore of Recon and
brain surgery and even the onerous task of                                                                  (Laughing Outlaw/Inertia)                                American Me, featuring cavernous, blunted
box stacking, as demonstrated in Bitter “Stack-                                                             Post-rock duo paint another green world                  riffs that sound like a Hatebreed record
ing / Boxes / Fuck you / You fucking boxes.” Hypo-                                                              The instrumental/post-rock genre is so               played at half-speed. The band’s two-step           THE JIM ROCKFORDS – Moving At
thermia justifies body heat exchange to ward                                                                oversaturated these days it’s a mission to find          runs – see From The Bottom We Rise – quickly        The Speed Of Sound
off death, something handy to know consid-                                                                  understated, quality stuff in our own back-              descend down a doom-laden spiral, only to           (Turkeyneck)
ering the inevitable future ice age, explaining,     DEAD SHADES – Sea Shandies EP                          yard. Formerly known as Greenland, Grün                  come out the other end when vocalist Sean           Motorbilly, post-punk rock & roll band delivers
“If we don’t share body heat, we’ll get hypother-    (Independent)                                          (German for ‘green’) are multi-instrumentalists          McCullagh barks a signal for the final break-           The Jim Rockfords have accumulated a de-
mia.” These welcome eccentricities betray a          Local garage-blues-surf-rockers’ first                 Andre Matkovic and Leon Kelly – who were                 down. Probably the only downside is that            cent-sized local fanbase and are known to per-
sense of competence, something not surpris-          official CD release                                    also part of the now-defunct Iliad. Both write           some of the two-minute bursts aren’t long           form energetic and highly entertaining sets.
ing considering the host luminaries involved,             Rooted in primal, sex-charged guitar riffs,       film soundtracks and are accomplished musi-              enough – it’s rare this level of brutality is ac-   The occasional incendiary guitar lick from Phill
including members from the likes of Sekiden,         growling bass and near-tribal drumbeats,               cians – and their debut LP is both a fine col-           complished, and whoever eventually gives            Wilson and Fred Noonan, combined with the
Gazoonga Attack and Dick Nasty. Kudos to             Dead Shades are Brisbane’s Brian ‘Braan’               lection of well thought-out compositions                 these guys the weapon of a slick production         kicking and screaming of harmonica enthusi-
the Apes, I haven’t had this much fun listen-        L’Huillier, Dane ‘Valentine’ Beesley and Crystle       and a showcase of their not-inconsiderable               job would have to be prepared to sit back af-       ast and frontman Junior Hickey, are proven to
ing to a record in a long time. I’ve listened to     ‘Fleepwood Mac’ Fleper – who all love a good           chops. The opening Common Seabirds is an                 terwards and watch as the streets run black         get punters moving. Their newest material, as
Taxes so much it feels like I’m cheating on my       shandy or two and aren’t afraid to brag about it.      excellent sonic depiction of oceanic sunset              with blood.                                         heard on their debut 11-track Moving At The
girlfriend.                                          Sea Shandies, the trio’s debut, condenses their        and the guitar lines in Imperfect and Custard                                            SCOTTY HARMS        Speed Of Sound, provides a similar feeling to
                              DARRAGH MURRAY         live energy without stripping away too much            are classic Explosions In The Sky-style melody                                                               what you’d expect from one of their shows,
                                                     rawness or swampiness. Additionally known              stabs, while guest singer Katy Wren McNa-                YOUNG REVELRY – You & I EP                          taking cues from Etta James, Radio Birdman
TAPE/OFF – Unreel Unravel EP                         as the frontman of stylistically similar combo         mara – whose vocals adorn three tracks here              (Redcat Sounds)                                     and the Flamin’ Groovies, they’ve perfected
(Independent)                                        Lovers Of Modern Art, L’Huillier’s hoary, raspy        – sounds remarkably like M83’s Morgan Kibby.             Dark and fuzzy WA rock                              the art of garage punk rock and delivered it
Local rockers go back to the gold soundz             voice sits somewhere between The Black Keys’           Of further note are UFO Stole My Sea Lion (a                  Perth quartet Young Revelry have been re-      simply, effectively and straight into your face.
    A collision of lo-fi racket and guitar riffs,    Dan Auerbach, Tom Waits and The Dirtbombs’             dead-set gong for song title of 2010), the aptly         cently nominated as a Triple J Next Crop artist     This straight-up style coupled with rock-hard
the debut from Brisbane fuzz rockers Tape/           Mick Collins while his six-string explorations         named Angry Bees (using the genre’s signa-               on the back of this seven-track EP. It’s moody      bass lines from the very talented Kylie Love-
Off proves to be a lesson in how to rock out         come straight from the John Spencer school.            ture quiet/loud dynamics to a tee) and the               and fuzz-filled but still decidedly melodic         joy and powerful beats from drummer Mitch
at maximum volume. It might be a little too          On highlights Running, Many Faces (with Mary           serene, piano-led Hasina. Included as a bonus            indie rock – never toppling over into unintel-      “Mayhem” Humphrys pull together a sound
early into the four guys’ musical career to liken    Trembles’ Skritch adding percussion) and the           disc, Greenland’s four-track The Prisons Of              ligible noise territory. The title track’s guitar   that references the ’50s as much as now and
them to Pavement, but the intros for Expert          macabre-sounding Man Eating Woman, Dead                Language EP is also a corker.                            riff is reminiscent of early Children Collide –     won’t disappoint faithful motorbilly rockers.
and Weezing sound uncannily akin to the              Shades cover the range from rough-edged                                           DENIS SEMCHENKO               coincidentally, production duties on both the                                    LANAH MATHENY

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                                                                                        SOuNDTRACK LEAKS
                                               DAFT PuNK’S TRON: LEGACY
                                                                                                              for TRON:
                                                                               d) highly-anticipated score
                                                Though Daft Punk’s (picture                              officially drop
                                                Legacy, the sequel to  the 1982 sci-fi classic, doesn’t
                                                                                                           the internet,                                                                   TROLLING ACROSS AuSTRALIA
                                                                             m has already leaked onto                                                                                                                                                       al outfit
                                                until December 8, the albu                                             e                                                                                                   ien unite! Finnland’s folk met
                                                                                s fans. Daft Punk recorded the scor                                                                        Metalheads and fans of Tolk                         of Australia for early
                                                thanks to some unscrupulou                         end result is a dark,                                                                                                     ounced a tour
                                                                             orchestra, and the                                                                                            Finntroll (pictured) have ann                                      al offer-
                                                with the aid of a 90-piece                                  or two epic                                                                                                     g the folk-infused extreme met
                                                                              ction of tracks, with one                                                                                    2011. The band, still promotin                                  (not under
                                                 moody and dramatic colle                                         thrown                                                                                                    this year, will play The Hi-Fi
                                                                               the  already-released Derezzed                                                                              ing Nifelvind, released earlier                                    for their
                                                 bangers like End Titles and               ral of the film’s key scenes,                                                                                                    y Mar 24, 2011. Joining them
                                                                               ure in seve                                                                                                 the Goodwill Bridge), Thursda                   types Claim The Throne.
                                                 in. The pair themselves feat                                 r signature                                                                                                      folk metal
                                                                              that put a TRON-spin on thei                                                                                 crusade will be Australia’s own
                                                 in specially-designed suits                                                                                                                                              s are on sale now.
                                                                       ie itself is out on December
                                                                                                      16.                                                                                   Tickets for the Finntroll show
                                                 robotic look. The mov

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                   BASEMENT RAVER                              see you at Dan and Mills! The last few GA tickets are                  NEWS
                                                                                                                                                     HELL AWAITS                                           ers are playing Rosie’s Friday Dec 17 alongside Shell-
SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO ENTICE WITH DELICACIES                     floating around for $130+bf.                                           MIKE PORTNOY QuITS DREAM THEATER                                     fin and The Poisoners.
     Simian Mobile Disco’s last album put a pop spin                                                                                      We in the Hell Awaits dungeon have found another                  The obligatory annual Dimebag memorial show is
on the duo’s sound, featuring collaborations with nu-          COMING uP                                                              reason to hate Avenged Sevenfold. News has filtered                  happening this year at The Jubilee Hotel on Saturday
merous vocalists, but this year, the pair chose to fo-          The Dank Morass 3rd Birthday is at Step Inn on Fri-                  through the Internet that progressive metal greats                   Dec 4 and will see The Pantera Show From Hell team
cus on techno, putting out a series of stripped-back,          day Dec 10.                                                            Dream Theater have lost their founding drummer, the                  up with Metallica tribute act Ride The Lightning and
dance floor-ready releases on their new imprint,                Borgore plays BarSoma on Saturday Dec 11.                            inimitable Mike Portnoy, after he filled in for the Califor-         F.U.C. Arguably a guitarist who changed the sound
Delicacies. This month, the pair collect all of the tracks      Jerome Isma Ae plays BarSoma on Sunday Dec 12.                       nian metalcore act for a stint following the death of their          of modern metal, Dime was shot onstage performing
in the Delicacies series on the one album, with each            Round Table Knights appear at Monastery on                           drummer, The Rev. Reports claim that Portnoy asked the               with post-Pantera outfit Damageplan on Dec 8, 2004.
track bearing the name of an unusual food item. The            Friday Dec 17.                                                         members of Dream Theater to enter a hiatus while he                  R.I.P.
set will delight fans who enjoy Simian Mobile Disco’s           Thomas Schumacher plays Family on Friday Dec 17.                     toured with Avenged Sevenfold, which they declined,                   Despotic Ruin are playing Miami Shark Bar Friday
more hard-edged, beat-driven productions, and each              JD Samson plays Step Inn on Friday Dec 17.                           effectively kicking Portnoy out of his own band. We can              Dec 10 alongside Hate Disciple, Durumata and A
of its tracks comes in at seven minutes or more, giving         Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer and Hudson                          only hope everyone will come to their senses and reform              Witness To The Slaughter.
them time to develop in interesting ways. The stand-           Mohawke play The Tivoli on Sunday Jan 2, 2011.                         properly after a couple of albums.                                    No Sleep Til Brisbane will see a slew of punk and
ard album features eight tracks, but the iTunes version         Slam and Darren Emerson team up for a boat                                                                                                hardcore acts take over The RNA Showgrounds, Sunday
comes with a ninth, entitled Fugu.                             party on Saturday Jan 8, 2001.                                                                                                              Dec 19. Christmas come early, we’ll get to catch sets from
                                                                                                                                                                                                           GWAR, Megadeth, Katatonia and 3 Inches Of Blood.
SCREAMADELICA GETS A HuGE RE-RELEASE                           FESTIVAL TRAIN                                                                                                                               Darkest Hour and Carnifex play The Hi-Fi Tuesday
     The UK’s Primal Scream will appear at next                 Blah Blah Blah @ Riverlife is on Saturday Dec 28.                                                                                         Jan 4, 2011.
year’s Big Day Out, performing their acid house                First release tickets are $82+bf.                                                                                                            Emmure are doing it for the kids, supported by up-
classic Screamadelica in full, but the band will also           Summafieldayze descends on Doug Jennings Park                                                                                             and-comers Shinto Katana, the band will play an af-
commemorate the album’s 20 th anniversary with an              on Saturday Jan 2, 2011. General tickets are $129+bf.                                                                                       ternoon all ages show Wednesday Jan 12, 2011 at The
enormous box set edition. The set includes four CDs             Good Vibrations is at Gold Coast Parklands on                                                                                             Fort, and an 18+ show the same night at Club 299.
– the original album, re-mastered by Kevin Shields,            Sunday Feb 20, 2011. General tickets are $144+bf.                                                                                            Among the obligatory mess of Oz rock and dance
a 1992 live set recorded in L.A., a disc of vintage             Future Music Festival hits Doomben on Saturday                                                                                            music, 2011’s Big Day Out will also feature sets from
remixes from the likes of The Orb and Andrew                   Mar 5, 2011. First release tickets are $135+bf.                                                                                             Tool, Rammstein, Iggy & The Stooges, Grinderman
Weatherall, and Primal Scream’s excellent, hard-to-                                                                                                                                                        and Deftones. As always, the BDO will be one very an-
find Dixie Narco EP, which dates back to the same                                                                                     NEW CROWBAR ALBuM                                                    noying train ride away, at the Gold Coast Parklands,
era. The set also includes a DVD documentary that                                                                                         Down guitarist Kirk Windstein’s amazing sludge                   on Sunday Jan 23, 2011.
focuses on the making of the album, a double LP                                                                                       outfit Crowbar (pictured) have announced their new                    Tool play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre Mon-
version of Screamadelica, and some very elaborate                                                                                     album, Sever The Wicked Hand, will be out in mid-Feb-                day Jan 24, 2011.
artwork. No word on how much the whole thing                                                                                          ruary. After a six-year wait following the excellent Lifes-           Needful Things play Rosie’s, Friday Jan 28, 2011.
will cost, but old ravers have grown-up jobs now, so                                                                                  blood For The Downtrodden record, anticipation for the                Soundwave hits The RNA Showgrounds Saturday
it’s probably not cheap.                                                                                                              next slab of heaviness is extremely high. The band are               Feb 26, 2011. Flying the flag for the metal on the bill,
                                                                                                                                      currently streaming a track, The Cemetery Angels, from               there’s Iron Maiden, Slayer, The Melvins, Monster
CSS BRING BACK THE SYNTHS ON THIRD ALBuM                                                                                              the new album online and it seems to have similar hard-              Magnet, High On Fire, The Sword, Kylesa, Dimmu
    Also appearing at next year’s Big Day Out are                                                                                     core influences to the Lifesblood material. When Rave                Borgir, Saxon, Coheed & Cambria and Fucked Up.
party-starting Brazilian electro pop group CSS – the             THE GuESTLIST TRANCEDuCER                                            was interviewing Kingdom Of Sorrow/Hatebreed front                   Tickets for Soundwave are available now. Get one be-
band have taken a year off to work on their third al-                                                                                 man Jamey Jasta earlier this year, he said KoS were work-            fore they sell out.
bum, and in a recent interview with Rave, singer Love-                                                                                ing on touring Australia in 2011 as a double-billing with             Stoner rock legends Kyuss are touring once again.
                                                                 I still have the promo mix he gave to me                                                                                                  Even if it is sans Josh Homme and Scott Reeder, Hell
foxxx confirmed that the record is nearly done, and is                                                                                Crowbar. With a new Crowbar record to promote, such a
due for release early in the new year. The band’s last           at Time Tunnel ‘04 – and you know what?                              tour seems even more likely/boner-inducing. Schwing!                 Awaits is still getting ridiculously excited. The Brant
album, Donkey, put the focus on guitars, but this time           TRANCEDuCER still selects some awesome                                                                                                    Bjork, Nick Oliveri and John Garcia incarnation of Kyuss
around, it’s all about keyboards. Lovefoxxx said that            tunes. check these out!                                              NEW MOTÖRHEAD ALBuM                                                  will play the Coolangatta Hotel Wednesday May 4, 2011
the band’s first priority was having fun in the studio                                                                                    Metal legend Lemmy and the hired guns filling out                and Friday May 6, 2011 at The Tivoli up in Brisbane.
and creating fun, catchy dance tracks, and that they
would worry about how to incorporate them into the               1    STEVE KAETZEL FT. BRIANNA HOLAN - So
                                                                      Alone (George Acosta Edit) (Songbird): A
                                                                 nice softer side of the progressive house/trance
                                                                                                                                      legendary punk/metal/rock outfit Motörhead are gear-
                                                                                                                                      ing up for the January release of a new album. Their
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Swans play The Hi-Fi Friday Mar 11, 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hollow are playing a one-off reunion show at Ro-
live show later on. For the record, she promised that                                                                                 20th(!) studio record, The Wörld Is Yours is expected                sie’s Friday Mar 18, 2011 with support from The Dead
the band will perform several new tracks in their Big            crossover, I love the smooth progressive nature of                   around mid-January. Sure to be another solid, yet ulti-              and D-Nine.
Day Out set.                                                     this track; the piano mixed in with the vocals, the                  mately inessential record, Hell Awaits is hoping we’ll get            Hobbit motherfuckers Finntroll are going to play-
                                                                 voice and the general groove of the track - espe-                    to see Motörhead down under on a new world tour in                   ing The Hi-Fi Thursday Mar 24, 2011 with Aussie folk
DISCO INFILTRATOR                                                cially with George Acosta’s beefed-up edit.                          the near future. In other Motörhead news, Lemmy: The                 death metal types Claim The Throne.
 Global Soundsystem hits The Met tonight, featur-               2    WEEKEND HEROES - Sidewinder (Ticon Dub
                                                                      Remix) (Iboga): A deep and dark progressive
                                                                 house/trance groove monster with a phat chuggin’
                                                                                                                                      Movie, the fascinating documentary exploring the cult
                                                                                                                                      of personality that is Lemmy, is expected to see DVD re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            There are rumours floating around that Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                           will once again get the chance to witness the might
ing waves of euphoric trance and progressive from                                                                                     lease around the time the new album is released.                     of alt rock/metal types Helmet around the middle of
Tydi and Tranceducer.                                            bassline. A beautiful track to simply close your eyes                                                                                     2011. Hell Awaits will stay with this one and provide
                                                                 to and float away with.                                              AXL SuES GuITAR HERO                                                 you with more details as soon as we hear anything
 Big psytrance event at The Hi-Fi - Neelix (Spin                3    PIG & DAN - Naked Butterfly (Cocoon): A
                                                                      perfect example of a track that seamlessly slots
                                                                 into wide varieties of electronic genres. The con-
                                                                                                                                          Living proof you should always be sceptical of a
                                                                                                                                      ginger, Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose has taken it

Twist/DE) will be playing live, supported by Strange                                                                                  upon himself to sue Guitar Hero owners Activision for                METAL GIG PICK OF THE FORTNIGHT
Planet (live), Unseen Dimensions, Multiverse, Burnt              struction of the track is quite long but kept interest-              their decision to feature classic Gunners track Welcome              Astriaal, The Dead, Mass Burial, Spire and Hate
Receptors, Rich Curtis, Paul Abad, Face Invada and               ing with all of its many captivating melodies, deep                  To The Jungle in Guitar Hero III. Rose is not claiming               Disciple @ Rosie’s Friday Dec 3
Scott Walker.                                                    swooshing sounds and its energetic bassline.                         that the company used the track without authorisa-                   Playing their final show for a very busy year that saw
 Nonsense presents Telefon Tel Aviv (BPitch Control/
USA) for a DJ set at BarSoma, with Arku, Cosmo Cater,            4    DEAN NEWTON - Dutch Tilt (Tone Diary):
                                                                      Always a fun and exciting track to mix with; a
                                                                 kickin’ bassline, good mix of sounds, samples and
                                                                                                                                      tion, rather that they “fraudulently induced Rose into
                                                                                                                                      authorizing use of the song”. Rose, whose recent run
                                                                                                                                                                                                           them launch their Anatomy Of The Infinite album,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brisbane black metal outfit Astriaal are bringing their
Jad & The Ladyboy, Lone Pariah and Scott Walker.                                                                                      of Guns N’ Roses’ shows have been marred by delays                   charred, nihilistic racket to Rosie’s as they lead this
                                                                 strings. Dutch Tilt’s packed full of energy and is                   and assorted problems, is seeking compensation to the                stellar line-up through what is sure to be the perfect
SuNDAY DECEMBER 5                                                A-grade dancefloor material – oh, and Dean’s also                    tune of 20 million dollars from the game developers.                 way to cap off an exciting year in local metal.
 Come forth, lords of techno! Stereosonic is finally            one of my fave producers!                                                I wonder, can Activision counter-sue for Chinese
here, taking over the RNA Showgrounds from mid-
day. Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Major Lazer,               5    TEMPO GIUSTO - Apocalypse (Echelon):
                                                                      Tempo Giusto - by far another one of my fave
                                                                 producers! A perfect mix of synths and sounds
                                                                                                                                      Democracy?                                                           BATTLE HYMNS
                                                                                                                                                                                                           MONICA: Unearthly Trance – V, Cephalic Carnage –
Sebastian Ingrosso, Benny Benassi, Wiley, Ricar-                                                                                      HOME FRONT                                                           Misled By Certainty
do Villalobos, Infected Mushroom, Jeff Mills, Afro-              layered into this tech trance killer; beautifully con-                Leading the Australian death metal scene with a                    TOM: This Comp Kills Fascists – Volume 2, The Jesus
jack, Luciano, DJ Sneak, Annie Mac, Caspa & MC                   structed, energetic and exciting!                                    sound like glacially paced bludgeoning, Brisbane’s                   And Mary Chain – Darklands
Rod Azlan, Giuseppe Ottaviani (live), Re:boot, DJ                                                                                     The Dead are playing Rosie’s Friday Dec 3 alongside
T, Bart B More, Optimo, DJ Dan, Congorock, Sied                  TRANCEDuCER plays Global Soundsystem at The Met                      Astriaal, Mass Burial, Spire and Hate Disciple.                      CONTACT
Van Riel, Technasia, Russ Chimes, Redshape, L-                   on Friday Dec 3 and Stereosonic at RNA Showgrounds                    KoЯn play The Tivoli Friday Dec 3 with Sydonia.                    If you’re doing something cool, heavy or loud, tell us
VIS 1990, Aly & Fila plus heaps of great locals. We’ll           on Sunday Dec 5.                                  Always entertaining crossover dudes Dreamkill-                     about it at

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STICK TO YOuR GuNS / AGAINST / WISH FOR WINGS                                                                                                                                                            about songs like Payback, Josephine and
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                                                                     PHOTO:JUSTIN MA
X&Y Bar - Thu Nov 25                                                                                                                                                                                     older single Come On smack heavily of the
    A hardcore show at X&Y, eh? Scene kids and                                         THE TEmPo HoTEL                                                                                                   late ‘90s. With that in mind, the trio don’t
some truly huge face-inked, Boston crew-type moth-                                                                                                                                                       mean to be edgy or artful, and as far as Aus-
erfuckers mix with the usual Thursday crowd – who                                                                                                                                                        tralian hard rock bands go, Numbers Radio
appear to have no idea of what’s about to happen.                                                                                                                                                        do it better than most.
I don’t have much of an idea either, as this kind of                                                                                                                                                                               JACK LANGRIDGE
thing hasn’t really gone down here before.
    Champion of the four-string set-up, Wish For                                                                                                                                                          THE DEAD SHADES / BANG BANG BOSS
Wings are but one day from the release of their al-                                                                                                                                                       KELLY / OBLITERATI / HOTEL MOTEL
bum – and the new stuff, with some clean vocals,                                                                                                                                                          The Zoo - Fri Nov 26
sounds a bit like old-style Ligeia; a change, but a                                                                                                                                                           Hotel Motel are a surprising opener, in
successful one I reckon. Even at this point in the                                                                                                                                                        that it’s an extremely tight set. They plough
night, it’s pretty obvious moshing is out – in fact,                                                                                                                                                      through songs of ballsy southern rock with
from five metres away, just seeing the band is out,                                                                                                                                                       smatterings of melancholic acoustic num-
apart from the tops of the Spinks’ heads as they                                                                                                                                                          bers. They very much remind me of Lynyrd
bounce around.                                                                                                                                                                                            Skynyrd with the wailing guitars and not
    Also on the cusp of a new record, Against rip                                                                                                                                                         quite country feel. Towards the end of their
into several new songs as vocalist Greg Appleby                                                                                                                                                           too-short set they play Highways Of Love.
vents his frustration at the delay of the release,                                                                                                                                                        The keyboard really shines through here,
saying it’s been “done for a year” before declaring                                                                                                                                                       enhancing the already formidable combi-
that if people didn’t like the new material that they                                                                                                                                                     nation of their acoustic and electric guitars.
could, er, politely go away. People do stay, so they                                                                                                                                                          Obliterati drags on a bit. Admittedly
probably dig it.                                                                                                                                                                                          they’re following a great band, but their
    With drummer George Schmitz furiously tap-                                                                                                                                                            brand of art rock doesn’t sit well with me.
ping away on a practice pad for the last hour at the                                                                                                                                                      It needs polish, and the drummer regularly
merch stand, it’s time for SoCal outfit Stick To Your                                                                                                                                                     jumps in a half beat too early; or the other
Guns to break it down to a full house with the one-                                                                                                                                                       band members are a half beat to late, it’s
two punch of This Is More and Enough Is Enough.                                                                                                                                                           hard to tell. Later they meander towards
The band’s newest stuff goes down a treat, with the                                                                                                                                                       self-indulgent territory with a bass-heavy
floor going nuts (well, as much as it can) to Some                                                                                                                                                        song that starts as a great bass riff, but then
Kind Of Hope and Amber. Ultimately though, this                                                                                                                                                           goes about three minutes too long. It’s like
show tonight seems just a little too big for the con-              crowd favourite Firestarter, Dan ends as he began,                order as befits the opening of their 30th anniversa-       they’re searching for a hit song.
fines of X&Y – a punchy sound system is nice, but                  with a gentle solo.                                               ry acoustic tour. The band – currently riding a new            Bang Bang Boss Kelly are a highlight. Heavy folk
three great-sounding bands are going to be less                        The Boat People’s warm indie pop has main-                    wave of recognition following Steve Kilbey’s notori-       rock featuring banjos is a tragic rarity in Brisbane’s
appreciated if you have to damn well kill yourself to              tained a slightly moody edge with their third album,              ous (and awesome – Live Ed.) ARIA Hall Of Fame ac-         seedy musical underground. They’re well practiced
be able to see them.                                               Dear Darkly. This little bit of shade augments the Bris-          ceptance speech – are having a ball, engaging with         and even well choreographed with a supremely
                                     SCOTTY HARMS                  bane quartet’s sound – be it in the band’s frequent               the audience in a warmer-than-usual manner and             friendly stage presence. They remind me strongly of
                                                                   harmonies, the synth of Echo Stick Guitars or the au-             playing their hearts out (later, we even get a non-        Brisbane folk punk outfit D Rouser. A little taste of
THE BOAT PEOPLE / DAN PARSONS / THE OCEANICS                       dience-assisted la-las of Damn Defensive. “We want                rehearsed Girl From Ipanema).                              punk in the backing vocals makes their set one to
The Loft - Thu Nov 25                                              it calm, but seething,” offer dual frontmen James and                 Starting with Untitled #23’s Pangaea, the song         look out for.
    It’s The Oceanics’ debut single launch tonight,                Robin. “Think Michael Douglas meets Angus & Julia                 selection is near-impeccable, spanning acoustically            The Dead Shades are an example of when inspi-
and they’ve clearly brought some friends to cel-                   Stone.” The moment of the night is the closing – with             re-envisioned fan favourites and certified classics in-    ration goes right. Seedy, intimate, sexy blues-rock,
ebrate the occasion. The new single, Romancer – like               Robin taking over The Loft’s grand piano (and much                cluding the jazzy Reptile, The Unguarded Moment,           the set is guitar-heavy, with some wicked drum work
much of the Gold Coast four-piece’s music – is an up-              of the room) for Light Of Love, finishing what’s felt             Under The Milky Way, Metropolis, Fly, Almost With          peeking through from time to time. Their second to
beat, guitar-driven romp, and the crowd need mini-                 like a great party – in someone’s nanna’s lounge.                 You and The Church’s first EP highlight Tear It All        last song, Man Eating Woman, is a definite throwback
mal encouragement to dance.                                                                                     NILS HAY             Away. In great spirits tonight, Steve’s banter brims       to The Cramps, with catchy and heavily reverbed riffs
    Starting alone, with just his acoustic guitar, Bris-                                                                             with trademark comedy gold (“That T-shirt design           complementing a bluesy and horror-infused set of
bane singer-songwriter Dan Parsons’ set builds                     THE CHuRCH                                                        and The Church condom were a mistake”, he quips            vocals. Pick up their EP before they get famous.
when joined by his two band members. A gifted vo-                  The Judith Wright Centre - Thu Nov 25                             before launching into Hologram Of Baal’s Louisiana),                                            THOMAS WILLETT
calist, the addition of a bassist and drummer-cum-                    Tonight’s sold out show sees Australian legends                with Marty Willson-Piper and the normally-reserved
keyboardist really fleshes out his sound, which is                 The Church take us into An Intimate Space, playing                Peter Koppes not far behind.                               MY DISCO / SLuG GuTS / ABSOLuTE BOYS
tinged with traces of country, folk & blues. Following             one song from each album in reverse chronological                     Yet it’s the four-piece’s stellar music that ul-       The Zoo - Sat Nov 27
                                                                                                                                     timately steals the night. A stone-cold cult gem,              After having to pull out of Deadshits Festival a
                                                                                                                                     Ionian Blues is given a stripped-down piano treat-         few weeks ago, Melbourne trio Absolute Boys are
                                                                                                                                     ment; Peter sings the mantra-like Appalatia and            making up for it with an appearance tonight. It’s a
                                                                                                                                     Steve takes After Everything Now This’s Invisible to       shame they’re only playing to early arrivals because
                                                                                                                                     the moon and back. From 1992’s “magnum hopeless”           they put on a tight, confident set. With a similar

         MORE HITS
                                                                                                                                     Priest=Aura, Mistress tugs on the heart strings while      aesthetic to the band they’re supporting tonight, it
                                                                                                                                     an upbeat Comedown and the gorgeous My Little              would be easy to label them My Disco Jnr, but they
                                                                                                                                     Problem get respectively plucked from the mid-’90s         do a good job of establishing their own sound. They
                                                                                                                                     “wilderness” albums Magician Among The Spirits             shift from loping tribal rhythms to more subtly tune-
                                                                                                                                     and Sometime Anywhere.                                     ful poppy numbers. Singles Minimal Wage and Sin-
                                                                                                                                         As we enter the pre-Starfish domain during the         gle Space get a run and sound great. I’m a little sad-

         THaN THE
                                                                                                                                     second half, a magisterial Already Yesterday takes         dened that their incredible track Wonderful Things
                                                                                                                                     hold of one and all. With drummer Tim Powles un-           isn’t played, but nonetheless these guys show a ton
                                                                                                                                     leashing some levitating percussion work, Marty and        of promise.
                                                                                                                                     Steve create a dense 12-string storm on the former’s           Next up are local swampy six-piece Slug Guts,
                                                                                                                                     10,000 Miles. Because we don’t want The Church to          who seem to be popping up more and more often
                                                                                                                                     leave just yet, we get a killer cover of The Smashing      lately. When frontman Jimi Kritzler bursts on after

                                                                                                                                     Pumpkins’ Disarm, a rocky Space Saviour and the            the band have started playing, he’s like an animal
                                                                                                                                     cathartic, “Elizabethan” Grind for the encore. A truly     that’s just been let loose, stalking and growling and
                                                                                                                                     magical evening at The Judy.                               yelping his way around the stage. He wrestles with
                                                                                                                                                                        DENIS SEMCHENKO         the microphone stand, seemingly unsure whether to
                                                                                                                                                                                                snap it in two or throw it at somebody. But as much
                                                                                                                                     NuMBERS RADIO / SPITFIRELIAR / FuSHIA                      as he commands attention, the magic is happening
                                                                                                                                     The Tempo Hotel - Thu Nov 25                               with the five guys around him. Even with the addi-
                                                                                                                                          The Valley ain’t a nice place off your face. Sober    tion of two extra members, this band is a very well-

          A Neilsen Online Ranking Report ranked                                                                                     it’s even worse; flitting between the blood, shit and
                                                                                                                                     vomit as riot vans roar down Brunswick Street – bare-
                                                                                                                                                                                                oiled machine. Their new material sounds strong
                                                                                                                                                                                                too, in particular Chrome Crucifix.

                                                                                                                                     ly a moment elapsing before an ambulance blazes                Gareth Liddiard played his new release Strange
                                                                                                                                     down the same trail. At The Tempo Hotel a small but        Tourist front to back at his show just over a week
                                                                                                                                     motley mix of punks and unionists accompanied by           ago, and proving that great musicians think alike,

          IN THE TOP 15 MUSIC
                                                                                                                                     the odd twee girl seem largely unperturbed. Swilling       My Disco are doing the same tonight with new al-
                                                                                                                                     beer, they listen nonchalantly to Dido and Maroon          bum Little Joy. It’s a great way to showcase an album
                                                                                                                                     5 mixed somewhere between Queens Of The Stone              and I’m surprised bands don’t do it more often. Un-
                                                                                                                                     Age and indiscernible hip hop tracks.                      surprisingly their set-up is just as simple and sparing

          wEBSITES IN THE
                                                                                                                                          Against such a setting, fresh-faced local quartet     as their sound. All level in a triangle, Ben Andrews
                                                                                                                                     Fushia take the stage with an unfaltering energy and       clutches a single bass, Liam Andrews with one extra
                                                                                                                                     enthusiasm. They take the cries of "You’re shit!" with     guitar. Even Rohan Rebeiro’s drum kit seems mini-

                                                                                                                                     a “Thanks, man!” before dedicating their next song to      mal. Conversely the amps are stacked high, and the
                                                                                                                                     the heckler. Their set is an eclectic mash of mod-ish      band’s willingness to use them to the full is apparent
                                                                                                                                     rock, indie and electro-pop with day-glo keyboard          when they start with Closer. What on record sounds
                                                                                                                                     sounds meeting ‘La la la la’ choruses in virtually the     lithe and wiry is punishing and powerful live. Liam
                                                                                                                                     same instant.                                              Andrews pummels a single note on his guitar while

          Call RavE wEB aDvERTISINg
                                                                                                                                          Eclecticism then makes way for the brutal with        brother Ben intones the mantra “To get closer”. The
                                                                                                                                     the Disrupt Youth-esque hardcore punk of Spitfire-         band are already in trance mode: loud, hypnotic
                                                                                                                                     liar. A side project of Butterfingers’ frontman ‘Evil’     and single-minded. Young’s lengthy mid-section

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                                                                                                                                     Eddie Jacobson, the band thrash out a hard-hitting,        of another single crunching note whizzes by, the
                                                                                                                                     chaotic set of songs largely about substance abuse         tension building until Rebeiro breaks the spell by
                                                                                                                                     and fucking. In point, Spitfireliar prove that wherever    violently reintroducing the drums. The mid part of
                                                                                                                                     angry youth exist there will be punk rock.                 the set is slower and more contemplative, offering
          NEILSEN ONLINE RANKING REPORT 1/6/10 -30/6/10                                                                                   Hard rocking trio Numbers Radio are a different       sparse guitar passages in Sun Bear and a hazy psych
                                                                                                                                     deal altogether. As they launch into their set, the        feeling with Lil’ Joy. An extended version of Rivers
                                                                                                                                     chaos and general confusion of the Valley (magnified       sees Liam Andrews going to town on his guitar, even
                                                          STREET 11 Stoneham St, Stones Corner 4120                                  by tonight’s bizarre billing) is suddenly jolted into      playing with his elbow. After ducking offstage for a
                                                          POSTAL PO Box 802, Stones Corner 4120                                      rightness by a clinically tight rock show. “It’s 2010…”    quick rest he returns to go nuts again in A Turreted
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                                                                                                                                     remarks one incredulous punter as the band rip into        Berg, but it’s the constant rhythmic stab of the other
                                                          MEDIA KIT                              the full-throttle pop-punk of Final Day, the title track   two band members that’s echoing in my head as I
                                                                                                                                     of the trio’s EP gaining officialdom tonight. In many      wander away, slightly dazed, from what has been a
                                                                                                                                     ways he has a point – Numbers Radio are hardly the         mesmerizing performance.
                                                                                                                                     edgy, artful rockers of the zeitgeist and something                                              MICHAEL PINCOTT

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                                                            INdUSTrY PrOFILe :: LOFLY RECORDS & THE HANGAR

                                                            geared walks down the long-familiar, narrow
                                                            Red Hill driveway to chat to LOFLY reCOrdS
                                                            men aNdreW WHITe and greg COOPer
                                                            about THe HaNgar’s closure and the label/
                                                            enterprise’s future plans.

                                                            GEARED: So, The Hangar’s last show is Saturday Dec                    up, manning the doors, doing the sound. One of the             was the golden era of The Hangar when everyone was in
                                                            11 ... what happens next?                                             big things is making a connection between Hangar               a band – it was a quite stimulating time for Brisbane mu-
                                                            GREG COOPER: We’ve been debating about it. It’s re-                   and the label, as casual people might not know we’re           sic, with a lot of cross-pollination. That’s what we really
                                                            ally tricky because the next one that we do is going                  a label. We’ve got some amazing records coming out             like, and that’s why we’re doing this in the first place.
                                                            to be a legitimate venue – we can’t really start a new                next year and we’re going to get a lot of people anyway        G: DIY FTW?
                                                            space like we have here and expect it to be the same,                 because it’s the last one ever, so it’s a great opportunity    AW: This is a very important point for Brisbane music:
             MUSICIaN'S gUIde NOVEMBER 30 2010

                                                            so we’re looking at places that will have a bar and tick              for us to put out our names wider.                             over the last few years, if you were a club owner in the
                                                            all the boxes.                                                        AW: We’ve just done a remix album with a label from            Valley or the city, it was by far in your interest to have
                                                            ANDREW WHITE: We’re definitely going to keep going.                   Sydney – eight of our bands and eight of their bands           a DJ all night, cheap drinks and a charge on the door.
                                                            The problem here has been when we advertise the                       swap songs for a 16-track album and even better, it’s a        There’s no fuss, no bookings and they don’t have to do
                                                            shows, we get too many people into the space – we’ve                  free download. The last night will definitely feature that     much for the actual night itself, so it’s easy for people
                                                            had up to 300-350 people in the courtyard this year.                  record being played.                                           to have club nights – but to have band nights, you’ve
                                                            More people are starting to get interested in live mu-
                                                            sic in Brisbane and things are building, but it’s difficult
                                                            at the moment in that when we don’t advertise and
                                                            there’s a whole lot of other stuff going on, we get less
                                                            people. The idea of this place was that people would
                                                                                                                                            Our biggest priority is to do things that we enjoy
                                                            come and rehearse here, we’d sporadically have shows,                           – putting on and curating underground events,
                                                            pay the lease and put records out on our label with any
                                                            spare money we have. That’s been our dilemma this                             and we want to keep doing it in a way that does not
                                                            year – trying to get enough people, but not too many.
                                                            Our biggest priority is to do things that we enjoy –
                                                                                                                                                      compromise our beliefs.
                                                            putting on and curating underground events, and we
                                                            want to keep doing it in a way that does not compro-
                                                            mise our beliefs.                                                     G: And then there’s the new Mr Maps album launch               got to book, get bands organised, do sound ... that’s
 School Of rock
 Want to learn how to make or promote music?
                                                            G: What are the last Hangar shows in December go-
                                                            ing to be like?
                                                                                                                                  in January.
                                                                                                                                  AW: Very exciting. This may be contained in what we’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                 why there aren’t so many live music venues, but a lot of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 clubs. I’m hoping more people go and see bands.
 Timely! MSIT (Metropolitan South Institute Of              AW: In a way, it will be a showcase for our label. For                doing early next year, which is still a bit under the radar,   GC: There’ll be a new bunch of kids who set up venues.
 TAFE) has just announced a new course intake,              the last Hangars to come, we are trying to present                    but there are certainly going to be some shows, and one        We’ll all be good.
 rolling out a whole list of units that includes Cer-       bands that we enjoy – we really wanted to have a                      of them will be the Mr Maps launch – it may well be in a
 tificate IV In Music, Cert III and IV in Music Skill Set   summary of the last three years, and it’s a very hard                 venue that has not been used before. When we did our           Situated at 151 Musgrave rd, red Hill, the
 (covering a span of useful modules like organis-           thing to do, as there’s obviously a lot of bands we                   last album launch, it was at The Roundhouse Theatre in         last three HaNgar shows take place on Friday
 ing music marketing materials, building a music            love and a lot of great bands who left, split up or                   Kelvin Grove, which was a really unusual place to have         dec 3 (featuring Laura Jean, McKisko and
 website, understanding copyright and organising            moved overseas. The last show in particular is about                  an album launch, and we want to continue in that tradi-        Norway’s Jenny Hval), Saturday dec 4 (with
 music events) and Cert III & IV In Music Business.         our label. There will be some surprises, but it will                  tion – doing something a bit different. In general, we’re      Loomer, The rational academy and do The
 For more info, head to            mainly be a collection of Lofly acts.                                 going to tie that in what we’re doing next year – getting      robot) and Saturday dec 11 (Thank You red Hill
 or call 1300 657 613.                                      GC: More than the bands, it will be us having fun and                 people who are interested in our music to come along           – Last Show featuring Lofly records acts). For
                                                            not doing what we usually do at Hangar – cleaning                     rather than trying to get kids to the shows. I guess this      more info, head to

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                                                                                                                                   PHOTO CrediT: jakOb de zwarT
 TeMPer aT THe CHaPeL
     The Temper Trap mesmer-
 ized the crowd at St Stephen’s
 Church in Newtown when
 they were filmed for Russian
 Standard Vodka’s Live At The
 Chapel. It is the MCM Media                                                                                                                                                                            aSHTON BC50
 production’s first year with
 Russian Standard Vodka. The
 performance is broadcast on
 Nine Network on Thursday Dec
 16 followed by Go! on Sunday                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 aSHTON BC100
 Dec 19, with a screening also
 confirmed for Channel [V].

 KOBaLT INKS arT VS SCIeNCe                                       trict Court – and which was immediately revoked and
     First signing for newly launched Kobalt Music Aus-           replaced by a 21-month good behaviour bond because
 tralia, headed by Simon Moor, is Art Vs Science, on a            Judge John Williams believed his story that he and his
 three-year global publishing and admin deal.                     nine friends bought the drugs and he carried it inside to
                                                                  share it after.
 de SOUZa TO rUN “MaNage Me”                                       Suing: Aspiring songwriter Wadena Pyatt claims
     Music management expert and advocate Leanne de               Usher’s 2004 hit Caught Up stole from a song she wrote
 Souza from Go Live Music Agency has been named to                in 2002 while she was signed to MBK Entertainment, a
 run the new A-Venue Moreton Bay Program. The work-               record label co-owned by Alicia Keys. Both stars are be-
 shop and mentoring program runs for six months from              ing sued.
 March, and will aid five musicians and bands in manag-            In Court: Britney Spears’ mother failed to have a Cali-
 ing themselves. 75% of the band have to be Moreton               fornia appeals court throw out a defamation lawsuit by
 Bay residents, 75% have to be under 30, you must have            Sam Lutfi, Brit’s former manager and confidante. Spears                                                                            aSHTON rHYTHM UVX                                   aQUarIaN SUPer-KICK BaSS drUM HeadS
 played at least three gigs this year, and have at least 30       was sued for claiming in her book that Lutfi controlled
 minutes of original music in the set. Applications close         her daughter and grinded pills into her food. She tried to
 Friday Dec 31. To receive a copy of the expression of inter-     tell the court she couldn’t have defamed Lutfi because he
 est form contact A-Venue project officer Cassey Russell          already had a bad reputation.
 on or phone                  Sued: Ray Charles’ eldest son Ray Charles Robinson,
 5433 2445.                                                       Jr, by his dad’s estate, for using his photos, song titles and
                                                                  lyrics for his book without permission.                                                                                       ...sleek, decidedly
     Coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of Interna-            VeNUeS #1: NeW CLUB FOr gOLd COaST                                                                                            non-clunky build,
 tional Women’s Day on Tuesday Mar 8, 2011, Q Music                   Despite protests from the police saying that 240 li-                                                                     the pedal’s smooth,
 is holding a one-day Women In Music forum. Industry              censed venues is sufficient for the area, Gold Coast City                                                                         precise action
 practitioners and artists will network over lunch and hold       Council have okayed a new club. The application is from
 workshops on songwriting, musicianship and stagecraft.           Touch Of Brazil to be built in the present Sunset Brazil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                allows the drummer
 Held at the Judith Wright Centre, it’s $40 per head, or $30      ian bar at Forum Arcade in Orchid Avenue. It asked for                                                                              to play every
 for groups of five. To register your interest in attending,      a 5am licence but got 3am. There is another application                                                                          possible nuance...
 email If you’re a business or or-            before Council for a nightclub in the building, currently
 ganisation interested in partnering with Q Music on WiM,         a restaurant.
 contact                                                                                                                                                                                            TaMa SPeed COBra TWIN                        TaMa SPeed COBra SINgLe
                                                                  VeNUeS #2: MaCKaY geTS INSTaNT KarMa
  aPra, aMCOS, aNNOUNCe BOardS                                        Karma is a new club in Mackay, run by The Formula’s
      At their AGMs held in Sydney, composer Mike Per-            singer Jakkii Lovaszi. It will feature live bands and DJs.

                                                                                                                                                                  essential d&B
  janik was elected back as Chair of APRA and Mushroom            The club in the Australian Hotel replaces the Platinum                                          NeW PrOdUCTS :: TAMA, ASHTON & AQUARIAN
  Music MD Ian James returned as Chair of AMCOS. New              Lounge, which closed in July after its operator All Girls
  EMI Music Publishing Australia CEO Santiago Menen-              Entertainment were fined $20,000 for continued breach-
  dez-Pidal joined the two boards. Jenny Morris was re-           es. Lovaszi has put in a new sound and lighting system
  turned as Australian Writer Director on the APRA Board.         and hired club veteran Casey Johnston as its manager.
  Bob Aird (Universal Music Publishing), David Albert (J
  Albert & Son), and Matthew Capper (Warner/Chappell              VeNUeS #3: PrOBLeM OVer “rISK” STaTUS
  Music Australia) were returned as Publisher Directors                The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation is                                              geared has a look at the selection of new drummer and bassist-friendly goods from percussion
  on the APRA board. David Albert, Philip Burn (Hal Le-           pushing ahead to maintain its glass ban on eight so-                                            giants TaMa, Aussie brand aSHTON and US drum head-masters aQUarIaN.
  onard Australia), Catherine Gerrard (AMPD) and Philip           called “high risk” hotels and clubs. Townsville’s Mad Cow
  Walker (Origin Music Group) were returned to the AM-            Tavern appealed the March decision in the Supreme                                                    What’s been happening, y’all? Oh, what hasn’t been         popular Roland series, Ashton’s new range of Bass
  COS board.                                                      Court, which took its side and in a landmark decision in                                        happening – I hear you. Same story here; considering            Cube amps pack lots of bottom end into their compact
                                                                  October maintained it was a “denial of natural justice”                                         I’ve been interviewing so many talented local musos             sizes ... no, no, let’s not play Spinal Tap’s Big Bottom
  COMMUNITY radIO: 26% OF aUSSIeS TUNe IN                         for the venue. The OLGR is appealing the Court decision                                         and music promoters of late, I’ve had positively no time        just yet. Aside from being portable, both amps are also
       The Community Radio National Listener Survey               – and has asked the Normanby in Brisbane to hold off
                                                                                                                                                                  to write about the actual gear. There was hardly any rea-       lightweight (respectively 14 and 14.5 kg), making them
  2010 revealed that 26% of Australians aged 15+ (or              its own appeal until the Mad Cow issue is settled. Other
                                                                                                                                                                  son to worry about it, though – no later than I broke the       a dream to carry around. Powered by a 10-inch speak-
  4,433,000) listen to community radio every week. They           venues classified as high risk include the Alexandra Hills
  tune in an average of 7.1 hours per week, with people over      Hotel in Brisbane, Cocktails & Dreams at Surfers Para-
                                                                                                                                                                  thought after transcribing yet-another voice file, I was        er and pumping out a well-rounded sound, the BC’s
  55 listening the most (10.1 hours), then 40-54 (6.7 hours),     dise, The Bank Niteclub in Townsville and Rockhamp-                                             alerted to the arrival on the market of brand-new good-         simple-and-straight interface features a top control
  15 to 24 (5.5) and 25-39 (5.4). The appeal is specialist pro-   ton’s The Stadium.                                                                              ies from Tama and Australian budget heavyweights Ash-           panel allowing for easy access to amp controls for all
  grams, local news and information, and the desire to sup-                                                                                                       ton and duly checked them out. Here’s the shizz.                the tweaking needs. The Ashton Bass Cubes are avail-
  port Australian artists. 69% listen to both community radio     VeNUeS #4: NeW CLUB FOr CaIrNS                                                                       The first one of the current batch is a seriously          able in 50W (BC50) and 100W (BC100) options, feature
  and commercial radio, and 54% to both community radio                Cairns gets a new live music showcase: 400 punters                                         kickin’ (no pun!) bass pedal. Taking the best bits from         a two-band EQ and a six-band graphic EQ and are MP3
  and ABC/SBS radio. Conversely, 33% of community radio           packed out the renovated Foxy’s bar at Fitzroy Island Re-                                       the acclaimed and still-prominent Iron Cobra, the new           player-compatible. Overall, the Bass Cube looks like an
  listeners in an average week do not bother with commer-         sort for the opening, at which a reunited Chocolate Star-                                       Tama Speed Cobra delivers machine-gun speed with-               excellent starter amp – if you ask me.
  cial radio and 48% do not listen to ABC/SBS radio. A total      fish played. It will showcase local bands every weekend.                                        out compromising on power. With a sleek, decidedly                   Not willing to be outdone in prolificacy, Ashton
  of 14% do not listen to either commercial radio or ABC/SBS      The club makeover is part of developer Doug Gamble’s                                            non-clunky build, the pedal’s smooth, precise action            have also ventured into the syn-drum domain with
  radio. That is, almost 1 in 7 community radio listeners are     million-dollar move to rejuvenate the resort after buying                                       allows the drummer to play every possible nuance to             their Rhythm UVX Electronic Drums. A nifty package
  exclusive listeners. Or put another way, 4% of Australians      it for $8 million in February.                                                                  suit their individual style. The steel reptile’s features       in itself, this starter kit is great value for money and
  aged 15+ (640,000 people) listen exclusively to commu-
                                                                                                                                                                  are designed to help the player achieve velocity and            looks as professional as you can get (again, I’ve got
  nity radio in an average week.                                  VeNUeS #5: PaNdaMONIUM rUNS MONTHLY gIgS                                                        power – which is why it was such a hit (again, no pun)          fond memories of jamming with my brother, who’d
       54% tune in during the afternoon (mostly for lo-               Cairns label Pandamonium Records is running a
  cal news), then breakfast (45%), mid-morning (42%) and                                                                                                          at NAMM 2010.                                                   relentlessly punish his Roland V8 set along to my half-
                                                                  series of monthly gigs known as The Pandamonium
  evening (32%) when music is the main attraction. 27% of                                                                                                              Here are some of the shiny thing’s specs. The ped-         arsed heavy riffs and cheesy ‘80s cover attempts). The
                                                                  Room at Cape York Hotel. It will emphasise original tal-
  part-time employed people and 27% of people whose an-           ent. Last weekend’s opening night saw label boss Todd                                           al’s Fastball bearing ensures highly accurate revolving         number of features you extract from this one is really
  nual gross income is over $60,000 listen during a typical       Macalpine’s roots and electronica band The Brown Note                                           movement and durability, while the LiteSprocket –               rather not shabby: 392 voices, 80 styles, 20 songs to
  week. 29% regularly speak a language other than English at      Theory play, along with The Venus Project and The                                               named thus for being 40% lighter than Iron Cobra’s              jam along to and dual triggers on all the pads to boot.
  home. 53% are men and 47% are women. 18% are aged 15-           Colour Society. See According                                               sprocket – provides ultra-smooth action. The aptly-             Pretty cool, huh? The UVX kit also has a USB output so
  24, 25% aged 25-39, 28% aged 40-54 and 29% are aged 55          to the label, its website recently hit its 2 millionth visitor                                  named Projector Beater increases projection and reso-           you can plug it directly into your computer and record
  or over. 45% do full-time work and 20% part-time work.          with 8,000 hits a day.                                                                          nance, while the recessed footboard angle (combined             all you like. Portability-wise, it is ideal for gigs in small-
       Northern Territory has the most listeners per head                                                                                                         with the tough Super Spring) lets you exercise dynam-           to-mid-sized venues. Additional options include an
  of population (43%) and also listen the longest, with 8.5       VaLLeYarM COMPILaTION                                                                           ics and speed up to avalanche-like intensity without            electronic cymbal and a tom.
  hours per week. WA and SA were also high in listening               Valleyarm is putting together a sampler for the 2011                                        grating your muscles. In all, it’s not just a mere drumkit           Rounding off this product overview are Aquarian
  time, averaging 7.6 hours and 7.5 hours per week respec-        MIDEM conference in France Jan 23-26 for acts wanting                                           part, but a certified weapon. The Tama Speed Cobra              Super-Kick Bass Drum Heads. A trusted brand to start
  tively. The ACT has the least number of listeners per head      international recognition without a megabuck budget                                             comes in single and twin-pedal versions.                        with, they’re known for their full, resonant sound and
  (16%) and listen the least averaging 5.7 hours per week.        or the chance to get to decision-makers. The package                                                 Now let’s talk local produce. For years, the Ashton        are suited to pretty much every music genre or playing
  The survey was by McNair Ingenuity Research sampling            costs $500, which includes being on a Digisingle sampler
  5000 people across all states and territories between May                                                                                                       brand has been synonymous with unflattering terms               style – or so their makers reckon. Utilising the compa-
                                                                  handed out to delegates, an artist profile on their MI-
  and June. Previous surveys of this type and scale were                                                                                                          like “El Cheapo” and “budget” and just like with the            ny’s innovative “Floating Muffling System” – which uses
                                                                  DEM Sampler website, with the CD also sold on iTunes to
  held in 2004, 2006 and 2008.                                                                                                                                    ubiquitous Peavey Blazers, many an Australian player            felt instead of foam rubber as damping material – the
                                                                  hopefully make some money back. Full details: www.val-
                                                                                                           had an Ashton acoustic, electric, bass or amp at an early       Super-Kicks certainly have a lot of kick and send deep,
  LIBeraTOr TeaMS WITH HOMMe                                                                                                                                      stage. Back when I counted away the dry, hot summers            fat sound everywhere. The options to choose from in-
       Liberator Music, part of the Mushroom Group, has           THaT FeSTIVaL dOUBLeS NUMBerS                                                                   and chilly winters of our nation’s capital (let’s not start     clude Clear Single Ply, Clear Double Ply, Texture Coated
  gone into a joint venture with Queens Of The Stone                  Cabarita’s That Festival drew 3000 for its second year                                      mentioning the fireworks or the Fyshwick attractions,           Single Ply and Texture Coated Single Ply with Power
  Age frontman Joshua Homme’s label Rekords Rekords               – double that of the first, said promoter Rossco Paddison.                                      okay? There’s more to Canberra, no matter how quiet             Dot. Did someone say kick-arse?
  for the Australian and NZ markets. Three releases come          30 acts including You Am I, Ash Grunwald, Regurgita-                                            it is!), my mate’s hard rock-obsessed brother had a
  in January.                                                     tor, Little Red and Miami Horror played at the Cabarita                                         massive Ashton stack which actually produced some               rrP $399 (Tama Speed Cobra - single), $899
                                                                  Pony Club in Tweed shire. More local businesses have                                            usable distortion tones. Later, I acquired a 100W solid-        (Tama Speed Cobra - twin), $379 (ashton BC50),
  LIFeLINeS                                                       committed to supporting next year’s event, which could                                          state combo after finally getting rid of my knackered           $449 (ashton BC100), $899 (ashton rhythm
   Hospitalised: Jörg Michael, drummer with Strato-              include campsite facilities.                                                                    Blazer – that was before I could afford a tube amp – and        UVX), $75-$125 (aquarian Super-Kick bass drum
  varius, surgery for cancer.                                                                                                                                     used/abused it in my near-daily attempts to imitate my          heads, ranging from clear one-ply 16-diametre
   Missing: Canadian rapper DY, not seen since August.           WaNNa WOrK aT SOUTHerN CrOSS UNI?                                                                                                                               to coated one-ply with power dot 28-diametre).
                                                                                                                                                                  guitar heroes. Good memories!
   In Court: Jayde Dobbie, 31, nabbed at the Splendour               The Southern Cross University has a vacancy for an                                               Keeping a steady profile, the company has recently, www.tamaspeedcobra.
  In The Grass festival with 70 E tabs in his undies was          Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer in Contempo-
                                                                                                                                                                  released two sleek-looking products aimed at the four-          com,, www.
  jailed for one year and nine months by the Lismore Dis-         rary Music. See
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                                                                                          ELEKTRON MACHINEDRUM SPS-1 synthesiser. Emulates analog electronic & drum                  MOCKINGBIRD Body solid in good condition black in colour $35 dscarr@bigpond.                 LOOKING TO JOIN OR START METAL BAND 24-year-old rhythm guitarist look-
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LARGE 5 BEDRROM HOME One (arty) person wanted to share large home with                    missing a rubber foot. Works perfectly $500                  MUSICMAN HD130 GUITAR AMPLIFIER Musicman HD130 combo 2x12 Hybrid                             Lamb Of God, Slayer, Tool, Metallica, Pantera. Looking for like-minded musos no
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downstairs studio. Must be employed. References preferred but not essential. $145         EPIPHONE CASINO MIK Excellent condition. VCSB finish. Epi hardcase $759 3820               JBL speakers, Natural Wood finish w/Wicker-cane grill cloth. Case included $1800             ROCK GUITARIST I’m 24 I have all my own gear & transport & all the time in the
p/w. $580 Bond warren@warrenthomaspro-                    7931                                                                              0488 632 322                                                            world to do what it takes. I’ll play anything from 80s to today’s beats! If your keen 0405 374 217                                                                 EPIPHONE EXPLORER W/ EMG 81/85 PICKUPS Black Epiphone explorer with                        MUSICMAN SUB5 BASS USA made active 5-string, 2-band EQ, slab body. Like a                    for a jam to see what happens hit me up cheers Adam Adam.phelan160@gmail.
                                                                                          EMG 81/85 pickups. Bridge has begun to rust. Plays well & sounds amazing. Asking           cheaper version of the Classic series. $600, email for pics            com 0431 276 412
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                                                                                                                                                                                     PA COMPLETE Crown 1400w powered amp. Passive 9-channel mixer. 2xYamaha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TWO METAL GUITARISTS AVAILABLE 2 guitarists looking to jam some up-beat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  brutal metal w/the goal of gigging ASAP. We both have pro grade gear, transport &
PA HIRE Call Psychotic Sound for PA for your next gig. The right equipment at the         EPIPHONE LES PAUL STD Black w/cream binding in excellent condition. Includes               C115V 500W FOH. 2xJBL 500W Foldbacks. 3x Sennheiser microphones. Various                     are dedicated. Inf: Bullet For My Valentine, BMTH, Attack Attack!, TDWP & The Amity
right price. 0415 535 329                  hardcase $750 3351 2118                                               Leads & Stands. Amp/EQ Hard case. Roland 15 band Equaliser. Prof gear. Awesome               Affliction 0431 528 789
                                                                                          FACTAL AXE FX ULTRA (BRAND NEW) Axe Fx Ultra, bought two. Wanted one as a                  sound, Worth $9000, sell $4200 ono 0411 497 125
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                                                                                          for $3200, 2 months old, has latest firmware 3852 2585              2xYamaha C115V 500W FOH. 2xJBL 500W Foldbacks. 3x Sennheiser microphones.                    NEED KEYS? Keys/synth player looking for originals band in Bris. Ranging any-
                                                                                          FENDER 50TH ANNIVERSARY TELECASTER No# 723/1250, Near Booked Matched                       Various Leads & Stands. Amp/EQ Hard case. Roland 15 band Equaliser. Prof gear. Awe-          where from indie to melodic hardcore. Inf: Emarosa, Enter Shikari, The Amity Af-
                                                                                          Flame Maple top/back with alder body, Maple neck, vintage pickups, Orange Plush            some sound, Worth $9000, sell $4200 ono 0411 497 125               fliction, Minus The Bear, Foals. Gigging experience. 21 y/o
                                                                                          Vintage Case. Collectors guitar with beautiful tone & action. Reluctant sale $4000         PA EQUALISER Roland 16 band equaliser. Great for live sound or when recording.               au 0406 974 629
                                                                                          ONO Keith 0403 933 128                                                 Has many functions. Great condition. Worth new $600. Sell $325 ono chrisharatsis@
                                                                                          FENDER CUSTOM VIBROLUX Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb in Vintage Blonde            0411 497 125                                                                     SINger aVaILaBLe
                                                                                          Tolex, super-responsive all-tube 40-watt amp. 6L6 output tubes, two 10” 8-ohm              PA POWER AMP CARVER POWER AMP. 2 split mono 900watt w/BOSE controller                        BLACKMETAL VOCALIST NEEDS BAND I’m based is Wynnum but willing to
                                                                                          Jensen® P10R speakers, spring reverb, Tube Vibrato, two-button footswitch and tilt-        pre amp. Rack mount style in covered case. Can run 4 speaker cabs each side. Very            travel anywhere in Brisbane if your band is actually good. Vocal skills include high
                                                                                          back legs. $1700 ONO - Keith 0403 933 128                              LOUD! USA made VGC $750 0428 744 963                                   screams sounding very Vargesque clean & not too bad at lows but they’re not my
                                                                                          FENDER DELUXE STRATOCASTER Deluxe 2005 Limited Tangarine Orange Colour                     PA SPEAKERS EAW KF550 POWERFUL AND LARGE X2 2x15” 1x12” 1xhorn hori-                         strong point 0404 044 950
                                                                                          Genuine American Stratocaster, maple neck, original Fender noisless pickups, S1            zontally oriented. Triamped. Includes stands. Make an offer! Call or email for specs         DESPERATELY SEEKING BAND WITH PASSION! My instrument is my voice. I need
                                                                                          switching, Fender Hardcase, as new, forced sale $1950                 or download from 0400 404 919                             a band to complete the picture. Gold Coast based. Covers of R’n’B, soft rock, jazz,
                                                                                          0417 648 840                                                                               PA SYSTEM COMPLETE Alto brick, 500w, 12”spkrs, stands, 300w Active foldback                  ballads. Drums, bass, keys, guitar princesssandy-
                                                                                          FENDER MIJ TELECASTER WITH SCN PUPS Immaculate Candy Apple Red Tele                        wedge, cables, custom covers, ExCon $1900 0404 063 534   0413 996 248
                                                                                          with generic tweed case. Made in Japan. SCN (Samarium Cobalt Noiseless) pickups            PEAVEY 30W VALVE AMP Awesome, versatile 30w valve amp w/footswitch. Tubes                    FEM VOX FOR STEAMPUNK BAND Adventures burles fem vox for epical exotic
                                                                                          professionally retro fitted. Awesome sound. 2 years old. No issues. $1175.00 david.        are new, condition is good. Regretful sale $750, Colin               band 0407 518 947
                                                                                 0421 012 876                                                           0416 006 091                                                                                 FEMALE SINGER AVAILABLE Open to all opportunities to gig regularly & col-
                                                                                          FENDER PRINCETON CHORUS PR-82 AMP Great solid state amp in good condi-                     PEAVEY 5150 II GUITAR AMP Peavey 5150 II head & Peavey slant quad box in good                laborate w/Gold Coast-based musos emma.ballard@
                                                                                          tion. Small catch in front fabric. No other issues. 2 x 10 inch speakers. Great sound.     original condition. One owner. Some tears in vinyl covering on quad $2000 kwil-     0434 899 077
                                                                                          Pedal incl. $499.00. 0421 012 876                       0409 051 631                                                        GOLD COAST VOCALIST AVAILABLE Vocalist 26 seeking similar-minded musos.
                                                                                          FENDER SHOWMAN 4X12 CABINET Fender straight cab 4x12, excellent condi-                     PROFESSIONAL PA EQUIPMENT 2 x Soundcraft Mixers, 2 x JBL MP225 speakers, 4                   Can write songs & do clean vocals as well as guttural screams. Inf: Parkway Drive,
                                                                                          tion, never gigged, mono/stereo 300 watts. $700               x EV 4 15” speakers, 2 x Mackie Amps, 1 x Yamaha 5000s Amp, Graffis EQs, 4 x Ross            August Burns Red, The Amity Affliction, The Faceless, The Red Shore, KSE & more
                                                                                          als/pdfs/manuals_elec/guitarpdf/Showman_412S_Speaker_Cab.pdf stewmusick@                   Di”s, Power Leads & power boards. All priced for a quick sale 72basket@hotmail.     0405 511 018
                                                                                                                                                      0449 045 551                                                                          METAL SINGER KEEN TO MAKE IT I’m a male singer who excels in both melodic &
                                                                                          FENDER TELE 72 CUSTOM Fender Tele Japanese, black with maple neck, VGC, set                PRS MCCARTY PRS McCarty, 2000 model, Teal Greed flame top, wide fat neck,                    more heavy vocals. For my style think Atreyu, Senses Fail, etc. I’m looking for a band
                                                                                          up by John @ the Guitar Repairers, reluctant sale, string gauge 10-47, $1100 stew-         thicker body, crescent moon inlays, good condition, beautiful guitar, 1 owner from           I gel with & can both record & tour with. Just starting to write my own lyrics, so a
                                                                                                                                                        new, sounds the business $2,350 0417 625 719                         little rough in that area
                                                                                          FENDER TELE 72 CUTSOM MIM black, just had a full refret & setup (Dunlop jum-               PRS SWAMP ASH 2004 Black swamp ash 22 fret mcCaty pickups, vintage rail mid-                 NEED A MALE SINGER? AND A GUITARIST? I sing, he plays guitar & does backup
                                                                                          bos), bone nut Seymour Duncan hotrails in bridge & Schaler locking tuners. Comes           dle very nice guitar. $3600 reasonable offers considered                vox. We’re mainly into metal but will have a go at anything that grooves, bumps,
                                                                                          w/original pup tuners & gigbag $700 0431 106 378                      RECORDING SOFTWARE Protools professional recording software with M-Box in-                   grinds...or just plain makes noise. Influences are pretty eclectic. Will play covers or
                                                                                          FENDER TELECASTER 83 Standard, made in USA, maple neck, black w/white                      terface. Perfect condition. Great for recording music with your computer. Sell $300          originals
                                                                                          scratch plate, w/Fender molded flight case $1200    0411 497 125                                                       SANGER Looking for a cover band to get songs down asap & start gigging! Like
                                                                                          au 0432 523 989                                                                            RECORDING SOFTWARE Protools professional recording software with M-Box in-                   singing Nirvana, Kings Of Leon etc. call me if you wanna know more! Josh ck-
                                                                                          FENDER TEX MEX STRAT 1996 Candy apple red with maple neck. Modded to look                  terface. Perfect condition. Great for recording music with your computer. Sell $300 0451 958 039
                                                                                          like “57 reissue”. Closet classic condition. Plays & sounds great $750 3820 7931  0411 497 125                                                       SINGER GUITARIST Looking to form duo or band doing 60s to 2000s pop rock gj@
                                                                                          FENDER TWIN 80s red knob “the twin” good condition w/footpedal $1500 brisba-               RODE M3 MICROPHONE great sounding condenser mic with case & wind sock               0403 522 772
                                                                                 0432 523 989                                                     $100 0402 284 776                                                      SINGER WANTS BAND LIKE YM@6/SAOSIN/SHORTSTACK Singer looking for a
                                                                                          FENDER TWIN REVERB COMBO VINTAGE AMPLIFIER later 70s. Reverb & tremolo.                    ROLAND DEP 3 RACKMOUNT EFFECTS UNIT Vintage Roland DEP 3 Multi-Effects                       band like You Me At 6, Sasoin or Short Stack. Live around Browns Plains, have trans-
                                                                                          100 watts. silver face w/footswitch on casters. All original including the valves no       processor. Full rack width unit. Ideal for studio or live digital effects processing. Good   port & dedication! No timewasters please, keen to record & gig ASAP mark182xxx@
                                                                                          tears anywhere. Excellent condition $2100. Ph Brendon               condition. Studio use only. Cash only $100 0419 798 289          0468 912 151
                                                                                          0417 644 600                                                                               ROLAND TD-6 ELECTRIC KIT Solid 5-piece kit (mesh snare, 3 toms, hats, crash, ride            SINGER/SONGWRITER Committed vocalist seeking solid, established band. Rock/
                                                                                          FENDER VINTAGE MODIFIED PBASS (SQUIER) Fender vintage modified pbass for                   & kick), dual trigger pads, a ton of great kits/samples, midi-capable, all in great con-     pop - post-hardcore. Inf: The Getaway Plan, Red Jumpsuit, Saosin, Mayday Parade,
                                                                                          sale. Great condition, barely any wear, plays great, sounds great, recently set up         dition $1200 0423 397 580                                             Scary Kids, Funeral For A Friend, The Almost etc. Basically anything with chunky but
                                                                                          $300                                                        ROLAND TD-6 up for grabs, snare & toms have mesh heads. Single bass drum                     melodic guitars 0432 849 382
                                                                                          FLYING LOTUS/GASLAMP KILLER CHP TIX! Flying Lotus/Gaslamp Killer/Hudson                    pedal, drum stool & sticks included, great kit. Beginner to expert will enjoy these
                                                                                          Mohawke ticket for sale. January 2nd at the Tivoli. Tix on sale now for $65. I’m selling
                                                                                          mine for $50. I can’t make the gig now due to timing clash. Call me if keen! robbie.
                                                                                                                                                                                     drums. Cost $2800 selling for $1900. Ph Shane 0420 816 407
                                                                                                                                                                                     SITAR Sitar imported from Jas Musicals in London, complete w/case. Full size stand-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MUSICIaNS WaNTed
                                                                                 0414 172 154                                                         ard Sitar with 7 main strings & 13 sympathetic strings, Natural pumpkin resonator,
                                                                                          FOR SALE:MODDED BOSS SD1 PEDAL Boss Super Overdrive Pedal modded to                        body made of tun wood $700
                                                                                          Tubescreamer specs fat mod. Much heavier overdrive & headroom than standard.               SYSTECH HARMONIC ENERGIZER Extremely rare, collectable distortion pedal
                                                                                          Perfect condition in box $70 ono 0415 095 861                      $1000 0405 913 429
                                                                                          FX PEDALS IN FLIGHT CASE Assorted effects pedals in a flight case, Ibanez TS9,             TAMA IRON COBRA FLEXIGLIDE DOUBLE KICKS Sweet, sweet double kicks. Ex-
                                                                                          Boss DD2 Delay, Boss Blues Driver, Boss Compression Sustainer, Boss Chorus En-             tremely light yet powerful action, can be adjusted to no end. Comes with original
                                                                                          semble CE3, Boss AB2 Switch, Cry Baby Wah Wah, including power supply and                  hardcase including a bunch of spares & case candy $400
                                                    Flight Case. $900 ONO - Keith 0403 933 128
                                                                                          GALLIEN-KRUEGER 210RBH BASS CABINET Top of the range, 2x10 plus horn,
                                                                                          front-loaded, horn level control, made in USA $650
                                                                                                                                                                                     0423 397 580
                                                                                                                                                                                     TELECASTER Customshop Mint Cond Tobacco Sunburst, Flame Maple Neck, Rose-
                                                                                                                                                                                     wood f/board, Pearl pick guard with case $459
                                                                                          0414 065 531                                                                               0432 523 989
                                                                                          GIBSON 1961 EB0 BASS First batch made of the SG shape in 1961. VGC. Original               VINTAGE REISSUE STRATOCASTER FOR SALE! Vintage 62 reissue Fender Strato-
                                                                                          case, body, heads, pup & dealer flyer May 61. Hipshot bridge. Replacement Gibson           caster (Japanese model) purchased from Guitar Brothers a few years back. In good
                                                                                          pots, pickguard & string cover $2900 ono 3888 2168                    condition. Rosewood neck, all original components. Good collectors instrument.
                                                                                          GIBSON ACOUSTIC Up for offer is a genuine 1959 Lgo Gibson acoustic guitar w/               $250 sale. Extremely good price Contact Travis 0433
                                                                                          hard case. Very sweet thing & plays lovely. Great condition for a guitar of its vintage.   210 255
                                                                                          $1800 0404 556 650                                               VOCAL EFFECTS PEDAL FOR SALE The TC-Helicon Tone create is an effects pedal
                                                                                          GIBSON LES PAUL 2004 Les Paul Standard, vintage sunburst, nickel hardware,50s              specifically designed for vocals. It’s a great bit of kit with lots of options and easy to
                                                                                          neck profile, AA flamed Maple top,genuine USA made registered in Gibson data-              use. I bought it in the states so a power adapter is needed ($20-$30) $200 ono. For
                                                                                          base, great looking guitar, Original Burst Bucker pro pickups, Gibson case, forced         photos email
                                                                                          sale, excellent $2450 neg 0417 648 840                                VOX AC30 Genuine VOX AC30 Custom Classic Guitar Amplifier $1200 brisbaner-
     bogner shiva head & combo’s             uberschall head and uber-cab!                GIBSON LES PAUL SUPREME Great condition, 2003 model, rootbeer finish, case,       0432 523 989
        in stock!! 6l6 or el34!                 the best metal amp ever!                  candy & checklist supplied. $3000 ono, Also will take trades esp lower Les Pauls w/        VOX SATURATOR Pedal as new in box w/manual $150
                                                                                          cash. Txt or email 0401 317 305                                    0402 284 776
        Showroom open Sat 9 - 5 call bernie 0418 768 236                                  GUITAR AMP 100WATT Jade 100-VR storm 100watt valvestate electric guitar amp.               WAH PEDAL FOR SALE Selling a DOD FX17 wah pedal. All metal case optical cir-
                                                                                          Very loud amp with 12” speaker combo. Reverb has stopped working but apart                 cuit, small footprint, great w/distortion, made in USA, GC $80 ono pkbanks@optus-
                   2/24 Expo Ct Ashmore Qld 4214                                          from that works fine $250 ono 0407 759 698
                                                                                          GUITAR AMP PEAVEY BANDIT 112 80 watt 12” combo. Features 2 channel foots-
                                                                                                                                                                            0415 095 861
                                                                                                                                                                                     YAMAHA BB615 PROFESSIONAL 5 STRING BASS Yamaha professional series
        located at Blind Boy Studios - Vintage Vibes, Modern Skills                       witchable reverb/saturation & more. Great loud fat tone VGC $350 faithw@westnet.
                                                                                 0428 744 963
                                                                                                                                                                                     5-string electric bass guitar. As new. Black in colour w/chrome hardware & fully
                                                                                                                                                                                     active electronics. Studio use only. As played by leading professionals worldwide.
        P: 0419 717 441                               HAGSTROM VIKING Similar to Gibson es 335. Semi hollow. trans cherry red. Ba-               Cash only $700 0419 798 289
                                                                                          sically brand new. two humbuckers great for anything jazz to heavy rock $600               YAMAHA JAMES MORRISON PRO TRUMPET Full brass bell. As new, in very good
                                                                                 0431 106 378                                                          condition w/hardcase $1100 0448 387 150
                                                                                          HOFNER ICON BEATLLE BASS Excellent condition. Fret job done when new $575                  YAMAHA PA Yamaha PA package including an EMX62M 4-channel powered mixer,
1998 AMERICAN STANDARD FENDER STRATOCASTER Guitar for sale: 1998                          IBANEZ FLYING PAN FP-777 PHASOR in box/manual, reissue of 777, also runs on                two BR12 speakers w/cables & stands, a microphone stand & lead. Pick up only.
American Standard Fender Stratocaster. Ruby Red, Wood grain. Very Minor wear              power supply (originals didn’t), very clean, no longer available $475 wrecker70@           $600 or nearest offer
and tear. All original components. Rosewood neck. Email/call for details/images  0415 393 793                                                                   ZILDJIAN A CUSTOM 14” Hi-hats. Brand new $450 0414 533 454
$1500 0413 606 636                                             IBANEZ SZ520QM in blue quilted maple. Has been modified to have cream
A.T. PA SYSTEM 2 BB07 Sub. 2 FR77 Speaker. 4 SFM F/Back. 15in Drum Fill. 2 Yama-          pickup surrounds & prs style gold volume & tone knobs. Works perfect $450 ono              MUSICIaNS aVaILaBLe
ha 16ch Dig Mix Desk. 3 DBX 2231 Equaliser Ltd Behringer Pro 8 Dig 8ch Tascam    0407 759 698
Pro Dig Compact Disk. 6 HD7 P/amp. 2 Blackbird System Processor Pd $87000 Sell            IMMACULATE GIBSON LES PAUL SUPREME Flamed Tiger Stripe Carved Maple
                                                                                          Front Back. No Case View on PBucket search Natpresaea Manual Hang Tag offers
                                                                                                                                                                                     BaSS PLaYer aVaILaBLe
$45000 0418 986 939                                                                                                                                         BASS PLAYER AVAILABLE FOR SESSION WORK Bassist available for live/recording/
ALESIS QUADREVERB GT in good condition including manual & original power                  over $1200 0432 178 423
                                                                                          JACKSON DK-1 MADE IN U.S.A. Gloss black, EMG-81 and EMG-85 active hum-                     touring work. Six years’ experience, most styles. Some backing vox, keys & rhythm
supply $175 0402 284 776                                                                                                                                       guitar. Pro attitude, reasonable rates. Contact Sam
AMP VOX AD30VT Vox amp AD30VT w/Vox VFS2 dual footswitch. Good condition,                 bucker pick-ups, mother of pearl shark-fin inlays, ebony fretboard (24 frets), maple
                                                                                          neck, original floyd-rose double locking tremelo, with hardcase. Perfect condition         BASS PLAYER LOOKING TO JAM Bass player late 20s, good gear, looking for a
only ever used in home. Must sell, moving overseas $200 ono                                                                                                       heavy groove, rhythmic industrial-based project, in a detuned manner. Not a tech
au 0414 920 950                                                                           $2,000. 3-820-2293
                                                                                          JIMI HENDRIX CRY BABY WAH PEDAL Dunlop Jimi Hendrix JH-1B cry baby wah                     metal player, much more into rhythms & songs. Eg: Refused, Devin Townsend,
AMPEG CLASSIC 4X10 BASS CAB Ampeg classic 4x10 bass cab. 2 yo great condi-                                                                                                           SOAD, Helmet, Bury Your Dead, NIN
tion. Selling for $750 0404 870 045                                  pedal as new never used cost $350 sell $150 pc 0424
                                                                                          630 756                                                                                    BASS PLAYER Want to form/join band in the way of Cancer Bats, Trap Them, Trash
AMPEG SUB-BLASTER OCTAVE DIVIDER PEDAL Analogue circuit upgraded from                                                                                                                Talk, the Warriors etc. 0405 371 158
one used in Ampeg SVT-5 Pro amp, same series/looks as Scrambler reissue, runs             JOE SATRIANI Tablature books strange beautiful music & is there love in space $30
                                                                                 0402 284 776                                                         LOOKING FOR SOMETHING HARDCORE/METAL About 5 years of playing bass,
9V power supply, LTD run,n ow discontinued, made USA, MINT cond, in box w/all                                                                                                        done a few gigs looking for a good heavy band with live experience. main inf: Park-
paperwork, never gigged/hardly used, rare pedal $450                KORG AX3000G Korg AX3000G multi effects unit. Great effects board hundreds of
                                                                                          options $250. Retail at $600, sell for $250 0405 180 456              way, Lamb Of God, A Day To Remember
0415 393 793                                                                                                                                                                         SOUL/GROOVE BASS PLAYER AVAIL Avail for an estab. groove outfit and/or
ARE YOU READY FOR THE ATTENTION? Amazing 7 piece DW kit 8,10,12,14,16”                    KUSTOM HEAD & CAB FOR SALE This 100watt Head and 260watt Cab will
                                                                                          BLOW AWAY any drummer. It has a great sound has been well looked af-                       drummer seekin a bass player to lay rhythm & stick/hold groove. Have transport,
rack toms, 4x13 snare, 22” bass. Electric Blue. PLUS six Dixon double braced stands.                                                                                                 BNE area. ‘Pulse’ type feel thx Jason 0405 981 799
PLUS Janus hihat/dble bass pedal. Everything powder coated black! PLUS cases for          ter, it has a few scratches (from previous owner) & never been driven hard.
all drums. Everything in excellent cond. 0417 075 000           $800 ono For more photos or info don’t hesitate to email
                                                                                                                                                                                     drUMMer aVaILaBLe
ARMSTRONG PROFESSIONAL SERIES ALTO FLUTE Absolute collectors item.                                                                                                                   DRUMMER LOOKING FOR COVERS BAND I’m Hugh, I’m a drummer looking for
Armstrong (USA) professional series Alto Flute in G. Sterling Silver head joint, closed   K-YARI ACOUSTIC GUITAR Hand crafted in Japan in 1987 with Japanese Maple
                                                                                          Top, Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck with Rosewood fretboard. Beautiful guitar to            paid covers work 1/2/3 gigs a week. Committed, reliable. Check out my website to
hole. Vintage instrument in good condition. Cash only $1490                                                                                                         check out my playing ability hugh_wheel-
au 0419 798 289                                                                           play and hear. L.R Baggs Element Active Pickup System with Volume/Tone Controls                                                                                                         BaSS PLaYer WaNTed
                                                                                          in case - $1400 - Keith 0403 933 128                         
ART SGX 2000 EXPRESS With foot pedal in excellent condition $395 dscarr@big-                                                                                                         DRUMMER SEEKS DEATH METAL BAND Experienced drummer looking to join or 0402 284 776                                                                  LEFT-HAND ACE FREHLEY REPLICA Sunburst Les Paul shaped guitar with 3 hum-                                                                                                               ARE YOU A BASS GUITARIST? Alternative rock band seeking a bass guitarist for
                                                                                          buckers. Includes all the features: Ace headstock & truss rod cover, lighting bolt         form death metal project in the vein of Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide etc.           originals band. 14 songs written. Seeking a committed muso for once a week re-
ATA PEDAL BOARD LARGE 32’ Road Ready 32” lightweight heavy duty Pedal                                                                                                                Just finished with local death band The Decimation Protocol, keen to get back into
Board/Road case. Great quality, comes adjustable mounting blocks for endless              inlays w/Ace signature on the 12th fret. Hardcase included. Mint condition. $350                                                                                                        hearsals leading to EP and live gigs. Taste of songs at YouTube link. Inf: Pearl Jam,
                                                                                                                                                                                     it. Brisbane south                                                 Muse, Soundgarden, Nirvana exoticslade@hotmail.
customization options. Paid $350, selling for a bargain at $150. Google ‘Road Ready 0414 815 890                                                    DRUMMER! 32YO M drummer looking to jam some covers leading to paid gigs.
RRGP32’ for info 0449 139 593                                      LEFT-HAND SCHECTER GUITAR Schecter Hellraiser Tempest. Black cherry finish.                                                                                                             com 0439 768 757
                                                                                                                                                                                     Good equip. & transport. Gold Coast                                BASS GUITAR Covers band/originals? Looking 4 bass guitar/keys? Must be com-
BARGAIN TUBE MIC PREAMP TL-Audio PA-1 flagship stereo tube mic preamp.                    Excellent condition. EMG pick ups. Professionally set up. Includes Schecter hardcase       DRUMMER/VOCALIST Drummer/vocalist moving to Oz & looking for working cov-                    mitted & ready to gig. No issues, quality musos, easy going, pro attitudes seeking
Bought for $2000 2 years ago. Yours for $800. Warm, solid, transparent sounding           $1000 0414 815 890
preamp. DI, phantom, hi/lo cut filters on both channels. Pictures available on re-                                                                                                   ers band. Age 40. Own gear & high spec p.a. Based on Sunny Coast. Live drums/vox             same 0419 03 11 68
                                                                                          LINE 6 MM4 PEDAL Heaps of different modulation effects used by many pros                   demos MySpace. Will also look at acoustic duo opportunities              BASS PLAYER 4 COUNTRY ROCKABILLY BAND Seeking a bassist who is interested
quest                                                             come w/power supply & manual 250 firm 0431 106 378
BARITONE ELECTRIC Danelectro “Dead On 67” 2009 model. Cobalt blue. Gig bag.                                                                                                                                                                     in country, rockabilly & hillbilly sounds. Think Cash, Williams I, II & III, Payne, The
                                                                                          LINE 6 VETTA HEAD & QUAD BOX $1500 300watt Line 6 Vetta Head & matching                    DRUMMER/VOCALIST Looking to make music with space, experimental. Jazzy                       Reverend, Yoakam, Corn Liquor, Jennings, O.K. Corral, Paycheck. Going for a swingin
Excellent condition $500 0405 913 429                           4x12 Vetta cab w/wheels (not the cheap spider cab) This amp does everything! Very          pop feel. Inf: Grizzly Bear, Department Of Eagles, Radiohead               countrybilly honkytonk sound
BASS AMP LANEY 160W COMBO Laney bass amp, good condition, 160W, great                     versatile imitates all amps & effects! Very good condition $1500 for head & cab or                                                                                                      BASS PLAYER Bris bass wanted for originals electro rock pop & soul established
for gigging, combo with 1x15 inch speaker. 4 years old. $400 ono daniel.sergiaco-                                                                                                    DRUMMER/VOCALS Mature player w/vocal (lead/backing). Anything considered
                                                                                          $1700 with shortboard 0410 576 257                                                         pref jazz/funk/blues. Worth a call 0437 688 004                          AV band with southern management. Album in production now. Share stage w/ 0438 784 379                                                          LOCKING STRAPS 2x Chrome locking straps. Perfect condition. Can buy both for                                                                                                            dynamic diva, swampy guitar synth & power drums/mc. Email for links. Great tunes!
BLACKSTAR HT 20 HEAD Perfect condition, still under warranty. 20 watts, all tube.                                                                                                    JAZZ, LATIN DRUMMER Jazz Latin drummer available, has a cool little cocktail kit
                                                                                          $40 or separately for $25 each 0411 497 125                      and bigger kit and transport. Has own studio at Bowen Hills.      
Killer jazz to metal tones $600 ono 0401 317 305                  LOWDEN ACOUSTIC GUITAR Lowden acoustic guitar. Made in Ireland 2003. Model                                                                                                              BASS PLAYER EXPERIENCED Bass needed for well-established act must be able
BOSS DS1 VINTAGE MADE IN JAPAN It’s common knowledge that the older                                                                                                                  scottdrumming 0432 030 278
                                                                                          032C cutaway. Rosewood back and sides, sitka spruce top. Abalone inlays. Hiscox            PRO DRUMMER AVAILABLE Commited, reliable & ready to GO. Extensive expe-                      to travel/tour, good pay, experienced reggae groovesmith pacha2mamma@yahoo.
Japanese-made DS1 sounds better & warmer than the newer ones made in Taiwan.              case. Mint unused condition suit new buyer $3500. Ph Brendon mccarrison@aapt.                                                                                                  0458 523 327
                                                                                                                                                                                     rience w/recording & touring. Endorsed by Billy Hyde Music. Inf: Underoath, An-
Here is vintage classic for the same price as a new one. Priced to sell quick $100 0417 644 600                                                                                                                                                                     BASS PLAYER WANTED Female-driven power pop rock band looking for a bass
                                                                                                                                                                                     berlin, Paramore, Saosin. Please contact to check out recorded works joshlarkin@ 0449 139 593                                                       MACBOOK PRO Macbook Pro Intel Core Duo 2.16GHz, 100GB 7200RPM, 2GB of PC2-                                                                                                              player Gold Coast area. Covers & originals, think about early No Doubt, Letters to
BOSS DYNA DRIVE PEDAL Boss DN 2 Dyna Drive, excellent condition, hardly used              5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory, video card the ATI RADEON X1600 with 256MB of                                                                                                                Cleo, Rouge Traders, Kate Perry, Pink. Call Nicky 0406
                                                                                                                                                                                     PROFESSIONAL DRUMMER AVAILABLE Endorsed drummer seeking established
$130                                                              DDR3, SuperDrive (DVD R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW):Mac OSX 10.6.4 Snow Leopard .iLife                                                                                                             584 686
                                                                                                                                                                                     band experience w/recording & touring pro gear, transport, reliable & committed              BASS PLAYER WANTED FOR 1980S COVERS BAND I’m a singer who is a true
BOSS GT-10 FOR SALE Brilliant pedal w/unlimited options. Bought it while in the           09, iWork 09 Good condition $800 0432 523 989              please check MySpace for recorded work. Previous bands Mourning Tide, Verusive,              1980s girl. I’m energetic & fun and am looking for a bassist who takes their music
states so power adapter needed ($20-$30) RRP $1100 approx. $600 ono For Photos            MACKIE/EV PA SYSTEM Mackie 808S 8 chnl 1,200 watts in custom made road case,               Late Nite Inside, Mia Carla                  seriously. Want to start a 1980s cover band to gig in Brissy & maybe get a contract
feel free to email                                                   2 x EV Eliminator 15 spkrs, 2 Mackie C300 spkrs, good condition $2,350 apbaxter@           QUALITY DRUMMER SEEKS WORKING COVERS BAND Experienced in originals &                         on an island in Oz 0406 184 298
BOSS NOISE SUPPRESSOR 2 The Boss NS2. Great for cutting that buzz & hum.         0417 625 719                                                                covers, gigging, recording, mixing I have a talent, don’t waste it! I’m a quick learner,
Stores sell them new for $150 ($219 rrp). I want to sell mine quick for $90 duckboi-      MACKIE ONYX SATTELITE in excellent condition including manual & software                                                                                                                BASS PLAYER WANTED Looking to form band with bassist. Inf: Green Day, Anti
                                                                                                                                                                                     committed work ethic, rock/alt rock/funk/top 40/hardcore influences: Floyd, Zep-             Flag, Rancid, The OffSpring, Nirvana, Blink 182. Tons of originals recorded already. 0449 139 593                                                              $225 0402 284 776                                                    pelin, Sabbath, Beatles, RATM, QOTSA, Radiohead. 0418
BUESCHER ARISTOCRAT BARITONE SAXOPHONE Fully restored vintage USA                         MAPEX PRO M SHELL SET Transparent Emerald Green Shell Set Only. 12, 13 rack                                                                                                             Mostly punk stuff but others too. 15-19 yrs old. Check out link
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professional series Baritone saxophone. Absolute collectors item. Comes with              toms, 16 floor tom & 22 Kick. Made in Taiwan not China. Inc Rack tom mount $1100                                                                                                        BASS PLAYER WANTED We are looking for a bass player who likes to play 70s to
metal mouthpiece, stand & case. Low Bb to high F range. Awesome tone & action.            0414 533 454                                                                               gUITarIST aVaILaBLe                                                                          80s rock, rock n roll & rocking Chicago Blues - no permanent gigs yet but they are
Genuine bargain at $3300 0419 798 289                                  MARKBASS 2X10 Markbass CMD102P: 300WRMS 2x10” bass combo, only 20kg,                       AVAILABLE FOR GIGS! Acoustic guitarist available for gigs doing covers & some                on the way. We practice Tuesday evenings at Eagle Farm & some Saturday after-
CLARINET Buffet, student model. Some slight cosmetic marks, with hardcase, in             massive sound, best 2x10 combo I’ve heard, amazing condition. $2595RRP. In-                originals if you want. Looking for a singer/duo to hook up with & get on stage.              noons 0408 980 103
overall good condition $120 0448 387 150                        cludes custom made amp cover ($150) & Markbass Bass Keeper instrument stand                Likes anything from way back then to now. Available anytime for a chat. Cheers               BASS PLAYER WANTED We are looking for a dude that can play bass. The group
CORT MR 730 PROFESSIONAL 12 STRING GUITAR Cort MR 730 Series Cut away                     ($50). $1500 for the lot! 0431 105 323                    0401 074 292                                                          makes quality-controlled unique experimental rock/blues/metal/insert genre/
professional series 12 String acoustic/electric guitar. Extremely good playing action     MARSHALL HALF STACK Immac cond JCM2000 TSL 100 head. JCM 900 Lead 1960                     BLUES GUITARIST AVAILABLE Blues guitarist/bassist available for blues band in                electronic weirdness. Contact me for demos of our sound 0411
& tone. Includes case. As new. Cash only $790 0419 798 289             4 x 12 cabinet. Head kept in road case (incl) so perfect condition. Head recently          the Gold Coast area 0425 564 828                                           284 352
DIGITECH HARDWIRE DELAY PEDAL Basically brand new still in box heaps of dif-              serviced, revalved biased. Awesome setup with that great Marshall tone. Very reluc-        EXPERIENCED LEAD GUITARIST is looking to form/join a high calibre working                    BASS PLAYER WANTED That ‘70s Band is looking for a new bass player (BVs are a
ferent delay types plus 20 second looper come in box w/manual $180 p_bond86@              tant sale $2300 ono 0415 339 496                               cover band for pub, corporate and possible overseas/cruise ship gigs. Professional           plus) who wants to gig 3-4 times per month. Check out our audio, visuals & setlist at 0431 106 378                                                                  MARSHALL JCM 900 100WATT HEAD Good condition head. 100 Watts w/Reverb.                     attitude, good gear & own transport. Call Chris                  our site. Phone or email for further details. Cheers Paul
DR Z GALAXIE HEAD Dr Z Galaxie head 30/40 watts, beautiful handwired boutique             Selling for 1300 & cab for 600 or both for 1800. Get on it! andy.expandy@hotmail.          0431 191 388                                                                                 that70sband 0411 460 058
amp, based on Fender Super Reverb circuit, no reverb, second channel with drive.          com 0423 452 960                                                                           GUITARIST AVAILABLE 28 year old guitarist available, been playing about 18 years,            BASS PLAYER WITH SOME VOCAL ABILITY 23yr old guitarist (10yrs) looking for a
Perfect condition, factory made to Australian voltage $2,350 apbaxter@bigpond.            MARSHALL JCM900 Model 4100 Hi Gain Dual Reverb Head, 100 watts, hardly                     got pro gear, effects, inf: Acacia Strain, Meshuggah, Ion Dissonance, anything bru-          bass player(20-25ish) to start a band, create a sound & style from the ground up inf: 0417 625 719                                                                       used since revalve and service by “Amp Doctor”, with road case and footswitch, VGC         tal! 0422 295 451                                                                            Muse, Delphic, Arcade Fire, Dream Theater, Foals, Friendly Fires, Phoenix etc. Bring
DUNLOP 535Q WAH perfect condition, 2 months old, retails over $350, sell $190.            $1100 0439 733 757                                                  GUITARIST AVAILABLE I’m a 21 yo guitarist looking to start a new band w/trans-               your ideas! Call Matt 0410 517 462
The most versatile wah in existence. Txt or email 0401            MARSHALL TSL 60 LE Marshall JCM 2000 TSL 60 Ltd Edition, Blue. 3-channel clean,            port, gear, dedication & previous band/recording experience. Inf: Pinback, Death             BASS PLAYER/VOCALS 25-35 FOR WORKING COVERS Wanted: bassist/vocalist
317 305                                                                                   crunch & lead all footswitchable, footswitch included. Excellent condition $1500           Cab For Cutie, Expatriate, Motor Ace, The Working Title, Say Anything leigh_miles@
DW 9000 DOUBLE KICK PEDAL FOR SALE 1 year old, used a handful of times,                                                                                                                                                                                                           25-35 for working 60s-00s covers band. Some experience, decent gear & wide song
                                                                                 3351 2118                                                    0430 028 654
carry case, excellent condition. RRP: $1100, selling it for $600 ONO. Message me if                                                                                                                                                                                               repertoire preferred. Shows booked early 2011
                                                                                          MARSHALL VALVESTATE 40V GUITAR AMPLIFIER Marshall model 8040 ValveS-                       GUITARIST SEEKING MATES Wanting to join or form a three- or four-piece rock/
interested 0430 300 978                                     tate 40v guitar amplifier. Sensational sounding amp with the famous Marshall tone.                                                                                                      BASSIST TO START TECH/DEATH BAND Bassist to play tech/melodic/prog/death
                                                                                                                                                                                     metal band. Great material with improv ability & singing. Playing & writing for 12           metal. Think a mix of atheist, opeth, primus & children of bodom. Someone to help
EBMM STEVE MORSE SIGNATURE MODEL For sale: EBMM Steve Morse Model -                       Studio use only. First to see will buy. Cash only bargain at $200         years. Call or email
excellent condition in black. 2 HB 2 SC for 11 different p/up combos. Great studio or     au 0419 798 289                                                                                                                                                                         compose, hope to eventually gig. Facebook or txt
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live guitar. Hardcase included along with extra p/ups, strings & strap $2400. Call or     MESA BOOGIE BASS AMP in good working order. Perfect for studio & live work.                                                                                                             0416 696 592
                                                                                                                                                                                     GUITARIST WANTING TO START METAL BAND Playing for 4 years, lead/rhythm,
email for more info etc 0416 107 239                    Built in USA. 600 watts simul-state 4X10 cab & Impulse 600 head. RRP $6999. Selling        decent equipment. Willing to commit, sick of the same shit. Inf: Megadeth, Metal-            BASSIST WANTED Bassist wanted for a technical moshcore band. Have already got
ELECTRIC GUITAR Washburn 2008 model Wi36 telecaster style guitar sunburst. ex             $3100 0414 220 733                                                   lica, Slayer, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Priest, Machine Head, Lamb Of God               singer & drummer. Inf: Emmure, Pledge This!, Veil Of Maya, Impending Doom & In
con. 0405 913 429                                               MESA BOOGIE F30 COMBO Mesa Boogie F30 combo, 2 channel, VGC, 1x12. Not            0435 025 835                                               The Midst Of Lions. Hit up if you’re keen
ELECTRO-HARMONIX POLY CHORUS GUITAR PEDDLE The Analog peddle has                          needed anymore as I have other amps. This amp was superceded by s25 express &              LEAD GUITARIST LOOKING TO JOIN BLUES BAND Lead guitarist now looking for                     CELEBRITY STALKERS NEED BASS We have gigs & 2nd EP, play early punk rock (no
only been used twice for recording. So it’s still new, good condition, have all the       reviews say F30 far better $1200                                   fun & enjoyment as opposed to stardom. Seeking like minded people (say over the              screamo crap), we like to call it Punk”N”Roll best describes our sound, mainly work
original packaging & Australian power supply $200                  MESA RECT-O-VERB COMBO Mesa rectoverb combo for sale. Good condition.                      age of 40) to play basically blues/rock. Maybe gigging later. My preference is for the       on originals, can practise at Goodna or Empire Studios (MOOROOKA), call Brett
0403 682 002                                                                              With slip case & footswitch $1600 Ono 0422 300 944             south/western side of Brisbane                         0407 882 118

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LOOKING FOR BASSIST Serious originals band looking for a dedicated bassist.              KeYBOard PLaYer WaNTed                                                                        The band is the boss. Recorded releases for DZ, Little Scout, No Anchor, Lion Is-           PRO VOCAL LESSONS Develop the singing skill required at the PRO Vocal level.
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                                                                                         ABBALIVE REQUIRES MALE KEYBOARDIST/VOCALIST Keyboard player w/vocal                                                             ability & vibrant attitude needed to play the role of ‘Benny’ in one of Australia’s lead- 0409 830 607                                                                      you singing stronger, longer and healthier. Call Daniel to book your vocal session
ROCKING BASS PLAYER WEST BRISBANE Committed & mature bassist wanted for                  ing tribute shows ABBALIVE. Classical training preferred. Professional rates leight-          MATT TAYLOR PRODUCER/ENGINEER Specializing in the production of heavier                     NOW! 3398 6758
gigging & recording alternative rock band. Must have own transport & professional 0421 642 747                                                          genres of music, has years of experience in studios and has studied under some of           UNEARTH YOUR PASSION - PERSONAL DRUM LESSONS Want to play congas,
gear for practice in Western Brisbane. New EP just out is receiving national airplay     DYNAMIC ALT POP/ROCK Chasing a creative keys player to add something dif-                     the countries premier producers. Working from an established facility with proven           bongos, djembe or other percussion? With over 20 years experience (here & 0424 175 575                                 ferent. Plenty of material written. Infl incl The Getaway Plan, Trial Kennedy, Red            results. Recording, mixing and editing.                  overseas) Tom will have you creating amazing rhythms with fervour and style.
SKA PUNK FOR FUN Looking for a jam band for fun to play operation ivy/assorted           Jumpsuit, The Almost, Brand New, Kisschasy etc. Diverse and dynamic. Soft to hard.   0405 986 471                                                      Ask for your FREE lesson! info@slamgroup.
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SNAPPY JUMP BLUES, SWING KINDA VIBE Guitarist seeks players to start a work-             KEYBOARD PLAYER EXP. WANTED Urgently needed to complete lineup consist-                       thew Gray Mastering! Internationally recognized, Matthew Gray Mastering is your
ing upbeat swing & blues project. Style of the Insomniacs, Rick Estrin & Nightcats,      ing of exp. Female vocalist, bassist & drummer performing mainly, 30s, 40s, 50s,              best choice for mastering right here in Brisbane. Online rates or hourly rates available.   VarIOUS SerVICeS
Junior Watson, Fab Thunderbirds etc. Gotta dig & play the style strumsongs@hot-          60s. Swing music -Work pending. Contact Geoff -no pranksters geoffshields49@         0412 741 677 0458 734 346                                                           3315 6562/0416 479 980                                                        SCREAM AHEAD STUDIOS 47 Bunya Street Eagle Farm. Release quality at a demo
THE METHOD WANTS BASS PLAYER TO GIG We are looking for a bassist to start                KEYS PLAYER/COMPOSER to join established band, good original repertoire re-                   price. Full info at 3868 2633
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drUMMer WaNTed                                                                           KEYS/SYNTH NEED FOR ESTABLISHED HARDCORE BAND 5-piece currently play-                0431 796 397
                                                                                         ing shows recording EP in Feb & merch organised. text or email Nathan myspace.                THE WHITE ROOM Mt. Nebo. 35 minutes from the city. Excellence, atmosphere,
A COUPLE OF GUYS LOOKING FOR A DRUMMER We want a drummer with no                         com/thevioletalibi 0421 507 155                                       great rates. 2” Analog Tape and Pro Tools HD3 system. Clients include The Go-Be-
druggo crap. Inf: Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, we like eating musli. We        LOOKING FOR KEYBOARD/PIANO/ORGANIST Looking to expand lineup looking                          tweens, The Grates, The Stress Of Leisure, The Scare, The John Steel Singers and Yves
are 25ish, must live locally. Rehearsals once a week at the least glazebrook.matt@       for keys/organ/pianist for serious group. Check out MySpace for sounds. Call Harry            Klein Blue. 3289 8185                                                                                if interested
ARE YOU A REAL LIFE KIM PINE? Outgoing alt. rock band needs an outgoing
female drummer to complete our lineup. We play rock/pop tunes that sound like
                                                                                         3312 7059                                                                                     reHearSaL rOOMS
                                                                                         SMOOTH JAZZ PIANIST/KEYS WANTED Is there any Bob James, David Benoit, Joe
Weezer/The Killers covering Iggy Pop in the style of Smashing Pumpkins & RHCP. If        Sample out there? Looking for smooth jazz/funk/blues style keys player. If you have
this sounds like you hit us up                                    great aptitude & attitude, drop us an email. Our youngest member is in late 30s
CHILLED OUT DRUMMER WANTED I’m looking for a local drummer/percussionist       
to help me start a group with my original tunes, I Have lots of songs, ideas & con-
tacts. Blues roots reggae style 0403 974 014                      OTHer MUSICIaNS WaNTed
CHRISTIAN DRUMMER WANTED Sound is alternative/hard rock, heavier the bet-                ARE YOU A DJ? Looking for a DJ to lay down some screams/vocals with techno
ter w/female-fronted vocals. We have original songs ready to go. Must have own 
gear (own transport pref.) serious Christian drummers only, email me if interested       AVI BUFFALO Cody Chesnutt, Broken Bells, Shins, Beach Fossils, Chromeo, Hives,                                                                  Black Keys 0400 326 998
CREATIVE AND DYNAMIC DRUMMER WANTED 23yr old guitarist (10yrs) looking                   FEMALE MUSICIANS WANTED FOR BRISBANE BAND Inf: Sigur Ros, Flaming Lips,
for a drummer (20-25ish) to start a band, create a sound & style from the ground         RHCP, Courtney Love, Fiona Horne, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Pink & more. Over
up inf: Muse, Delphic, Arcade Fire, Dream Theater, Foals, Friendly Fires, Phoenix etc.   18s only. No prudes or timewasters. Own gear & transport & based in Brisbane reali-
Bring your Ideas! Call Matt 0410 517 462                    0437 428 859/3267 6789
DRUMMER NEEDED Drummer needed for originals band just starting out. Looking              FLUTE, OR CELLO PLAYER WANTED To compliment a Spanish guitar for an origi-
to start gigging Feb 2011. Inf: Gunners, Skid Row, 80s 90s rock. Vocals an advantage     nal acoustic band. Ages 18-34
but a necessity 0447 636 155/0404 618 107                        HELLO ANY BODY OUT THERE Hello peoples I’m a drummer 30 years of age any
DRUMMER NEEDED! 16-24yr old drummer needed for original/covers band. Band                peoples out there interested in starting a band similar to the Resin Dogs when they
exp would help & u need ur own transport 0449              where in their prime must be over 25 and live for this shit keen hit me up camel-
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DRUMMER WANTED - JAMMING ASAP Singer & guitarist seeking drummer for                     LEAD WANTED Looking for lead instrument in a cover band. Mostly for fun. But
regular jamming & possible gigging. Nothing too serious now but could be very            some cruisy gigs occasionally. Night owls welcome. Harmonies even better. Shoot
soon - all original songs. Mix of acoustic & electric - inf: Incubus, Birds Of Tokyo,    me a profile/MySpace etc. 0420 227 092
Radiohead, Perfect Circle 0449 894 700                             MUSICIANS WANTED I’m a 20-year-old female singer looking for musos who have
DRUMMER WANTED FOR GARAGE PUNK BAND. Inf include: Teengenerate, Hard-                    an interest in jazz & pop music. If you can play guitar or piano & are interested in form-
ons, New Bomb Turks, The Hives, Marked Men 0434 984                ing a duo/band let me know :) If interested please email
044                                                                                      MUSOS NEEDED FOR ORIGINAL MUSIC Looking for drums, bass, lead guitarist
DRUMMER WANTED FOR METAL BAND talented, fast drummer wanted for Gold                     for original band. Acoustic-based material influenced by John Mayer/Matchbox etc.
Coast death/grind/thrash band. Can listen to some midi demos at myspace. Pref-           songs for album. Giving it a last good shot at something big from music. If your
erably double kick 16ths at 220 plus bpm. nescient-             around 25-30, talented/keen, give me a call 0411                                                                         374 893
DRUMMER WANTED for young alternative band. Soulful female vox, prominent                 REGGAE MUZOS WANTED Guitarist/singer songwriter & bass man seeking other
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horseband 0402 632 688                                             SERIOUS REGGAE MUZOS WANTED Horn players, keys & guitarist wanted to form
DRUMMER WANTED Gold Coast-based drummer required for rock cover band.                    going somewhere reggae fusion band no timewasters eastgate roblove1@msn.
Gigging from end of January. Please email with phone number for details tim-             com 0433 706 112                                                                       SNAPPY JUMP BLUES, SWING KINDA VIBE Guitarist seeks players (drums, bass,
DRUMMER WANTED Guitarist seeking drummer to write with. Been playing for                 harp, piano) to start a working upbeat swing & blues project. Style of the Insomni-
15yrs. Inf Tool, Tea Party, Vast, Led Zep 0411 861 279             acs, Rick Estrin & Nightcats, Junior Watson, Fab Thunderbirds etc. gotta dig & play
DRUMMER WANTED Looking for the right drummer to join band. Rock/funky/pop                the style 0458 734 346
music made to help make a difference in the world through higher consciousness,          STEAMPUNK MUSOS Seeking adventures musos & characterz to join gtarist &
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (all messages replied to promptly)
0417 626 723                                                                             demos of our sound 0411 284 352                                                              
DYNAMIC ALT POP/ROCK Chasing a solid, dynamic drummer for new alt pop/rock
band. Plenty of material written. Inf: The Getaway Plan, Trial Kennedy, Red Jump-
                                                                                         THRASHERS NEEDED! Young thrash vocalist seeks like-minded musicians to form                                   
                                                                                         thrash metal band. Inf: Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Warbringer, Exodus, Evile, Krea-
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                                                                                         TRAD MUSOS WANTED FOR CELTIC ROCK/PUNK BAND Drummer, fiddle player,                                                     Huge air-conditioned rooms (6m x 6m)
EXPERIENCED DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST Drummer/percussionist needed for                       accordion player needed to join guitarist, bassist & mandolin player in forming a                                                  Quality PA systems
well-established act, good pay, must be able to travel/tour, playing w/blues, roots,     Celtic Rock band. Similar to The Tossers, Flogging Molley etc Contact Lance macon-                                 Hire equipment available (guitars, amps, drums)
reggae outfit 0458 523 327                                                                                                                                 Off-street parking (with undercover, flat load-in)
GRUNGE DRUMMER Nirvana RATM, 90s, pop tarts, whatever! Drummer needed                    WANT TO JOIN AN ESTABLISHED LOCAL BAND? New EP part-recorded, shows
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Supplies (strings, leads, sticks, picks, Drinks, snacks)
for GRUNGE band, interested! 0417 770 934                          booked & tours in the pipeline. Just someone to come over the top of guitar, bass &
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GUITARIST SEEKS PUNK DRUMMER Guitarist seeks punk drummer to write with.                 drums to take the sound into the stratosphere
Some stuff written. Inf: Green Day, Pennywise, Offspring, Ramones, Millencolin, Sex
Pistols. Wanting to start writing asap
                                                                                         SINger WaNTed
alternative drummer for band ‘Honeyflood’. Influences FNM, AiC, Metallica, RHCP,         CHASING THE DREAM Original heavy melodic band based in Brisbane seeking
Karnivool, DLC. Transport, equip and exp needed. Phone Joel.            a vocalist to complete the lineup. We are extremely committed & have plenty of
honeyflood 0437 500 056                                         material with a track professionally recorded without vox. Wanting to gig & record
HARDCORE DRUMMER NEEDED Drummer needed for fast-paced hardcore band,                     & do something different 0417 720 228
Have 2 guitars & bass & heaps of songs ready to go. All have good gear and are           DISCO MANIA REQUIRES FEMALE VOCALIST Soul/R&B style female vocalist re-
comitted. Inf: Terror, First Blood, Agnostic Front. No timewasters. Cheers john.eric-    quired for professional 10-pce disco show. Harmonisation/dance skills needed. Pro- 0430 287 057                                                             fessional rates apply 0421 642 747/0401 728 981
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METAL DRUMMER WANTED 2 guitarists looking for a drummer to jam some up-                  sional, young & reliable female singer is required for a Top 40 duo, playing current
beat brutal Metal with the goal of gigging ASAP. We both have pro grade gear,            material through to classic hits! Please forward your bio/promo material for consid-
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PUNK DRUMMER WANTED Looking to form band w/drummer. Inf: Green Day,                      Aretha and Tina and backing vocals for other numbers. The stage presence and
Anti Flag, Rancid, The OffSpring, Nirvana, Blink 182. Tons of originals recorded al-     ability to enhance the Blues Brothers experience. Rehearsals currently at Bray Park
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SNAPPY JUMP BLUES, SWING KINDA VIBE Guitarist seeks players (drums, bass,                com 0447 402 960
harp, piano) to start a working upbeat swing & blues project. Style of the Insomni-      SHOCK ROCK Singer wanted to form band w/bassist/guitarist, have 4 songs writ-
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the style 0458 734 346                                            SINGER GUITARIST Doing 60s to 2000s pop rock looking for singer musician to
SOLID DRUMMER Bassist looking for a creative, hard-hitting, grooving drummer.            form duo or band 0403 522 772
Good gear, mid late 20s interested in collaborating on an industrial/groove metal/       SINGER WANTED Band looking for creative male singer(18-27)with good voice.
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great but good feel highly desired. Air, Led Zeppelin, Prince        SINGER WANTED Singer wanted w/good vocal range for quality classic & modern                   hire & storage available. Ample off-street parking, flat loading, clean & friendly
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WANTING TO FORM A CELTIC HARD ROCK/PUNK BAND Drummer, fiddle player,                     ber. Please provide a telephone number                         3892 3292
accordion player needed to join guitarist, bassist & mandolin player in forming          SINGER/KEYBOARDIST Male singer/keyboardist wanted to form covers duo w/fe-                    LUNA AUDIO REHEARSALS High-quality rehearsals in Varsity Lakes. Acoustically
a Celtic rock band. Similar to The Tossers, Dropkick Murphys etc. Contact Lance          male singer - view to finding regular gigs. Pref. aged 25-40, good voice, enthusiastic,       designed, air-conditioned rooms with powerful, high quality PAs. Up to 70dB of                                                                      available for regular rehearsal. 80s-today chart hits                isolation between rooms, means you are able to focus on enhancing the art of
                                                                                         VOCALIST NEEDED We “TIHKAL” are looking for a creative individual who is pas-                 YOUR craft and not the band next door.
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                                                                                         volume of material & have been working together for some time. We just need the               SCREAM AHEAD STUDIOS Acoustically designed, air con, fully equipped, cheap
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                                                                                         VOCALIST WANTED Male vocalist needed. No timewasters please. Don’t answer                     au 3868 2633
tour lined up for next year, another album in the works & management. Dedica-                                                                                                          URBAN HUMM STUDIO, WEST END. Rehearsal Rooms, Recording Studio & P.A.
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GUITAR PLAYER WANTED FOR ACOUSTIC DUO Advanced & professionally expe-                    WHITE CIRCUS SEEKS SINGER/FRONTMAN Seeking a committed, charismatic sing-
                                                                                         er who suits heavy metal/hard rock. Currently recording an EP (followed by an LP)             monthly room hire available. Special weekend rates. 0411 632 023
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GUITARIST WANTED FOR 1980S COVERS BAND I’m a singer who is a true 80s girl.
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                                                                                                                                                          On the weekend the RNA showgrounds were invaded by the most colourful
                                                                                                                                                          collection of characters Bowen Hills has ever seen. ANNA ANGEL reports on the
                                                                                                                                                          highlights witnessed at the MADMAN NATIONAL COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS.

                                                                                                                                                          I t ain’t easy being a national cosplay (cos-
                                                                                                                                                            tume role-play) finalist, and as I found out at
                                                                                                                                                          the weekend, months of painstaking stitching,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   feet in her Alexander McQueen-like contrap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tions and epic ensemble of Toohey’s poster-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   board halo and skull-adorned cape. Second
                                                                                                                                                          hand-dying and collecting animal skeletons are           place went to cosplay veterans Wakaleo and
                                                                                                                                                          just par for the course. If you call yourself a cos-     Tsubaki as characters from Clover, but wildcard
                                                                                                                                                          player because you once made out with Mary               William bagged the winner’s trip to Japan, after
                                                                                                                                                          Jane (i.e. your right hand) while wearing a Spi-         convincingly portraying Siegfried Schtauffen
                                                                                                                                                          der-Man mask, these costuming spectaculars,              from Soulcalibur. With the presence of a meth-
                                                                                                                                                          sets, props and finely rehearsed skits would put         od actor and a trident that would surely be ille-

 Trash & Treasure
 Kerbside is a new bar and café set to open in the
                                                                                                                                                          you to shame. That is, if the cosplay community
                                                                                                                                                          weren’t overwhelmingly supportive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   gal to carry on the streets, he dramatically slew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a younger self on stage. Accepting the award,
                                                                                                                                                              For the second year, Madman Entertainment            he sobbed and admitted, “there’s snot coming
 Valley – a little ways away from the hustle of the                                                                                                       and Supanova presented the country’s biggest             out” and embraced the other finalists, remind-
 Mall – on Constance St (Ann St end). Opening from                                                                                                        festival of anime, manga and video game cos-             ing us all that the cosplay community is just a
 Wednesday Dec 1, Kerbside hopes to gain the crown
                                                                                                                                                          play, with the Brisbane leg scoring the additional       little bit silly, and also a whole lot inviting.
 of Brisbane’s answer to Melbourne’s Laneway Bar.
                                                                                                                                                          gong of naming Australia’s best cosplayer. The
 Check out or                                                                                                                             finalists – five state champions and three wild-         The 2010 MADMAN NATIONAL
                                                                                                                                                          cards – took to the stage after a morning of ani-        COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS took place
                                                                                                                                                          me madness and mutual costume appreciation.              at the RNA Showgrounds on Saturday
    Contact The Informer on (07) 3397 2760 or                                                                                                                 Wildcard Anna placed third as Cain Night-                   .
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                                                                                                                        MEGAMIND                                      RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE
                                                                                                                                                                                                             writer-director, Fatih Akin
                                                                                                                                                                                                             has found the right mix of in-
MEGAMIND                                                            and acts mainly as a muse for good deeds. It’s perhaps                     Set in the wilds of Finland, where the locals herd and        gredients in his new film Soul
In cinemas Thursday Dec 9 [PG]                                      this, despite the film’s attempt to upend the status quo,             butcher poor Rudolph for economic gain, Rare Exports               Kitchen, which tells the con-
Director: Tom McGrath                                               that leaves Megamind feeling like a very old-fashioned                tells the story of Pietari (Onni Tommila), a charming little       flicted story of Greek-born
Runtime: 95mins.                                                    story. One told well, but without any revisionist intent.             boy in thrall of his older best mate, and deeply respect-          restaurateur, Zinos Kazant-
     Dreamworks continues its run of entertaining if not                HHH                                  TOPHER HEALY                 ful of his gruff widower father, Rauno (Jorna Tomilla).            sakis (Adam Bousdoukos) as
quite Pixar-quality animated features this holiday sea-                                                                                   When the boys witness some explosions on the top of                he struggles to keep his be-
son with Megamind, the latest film to riff on comic book            I’M STILL HERE                                                        a nearby mountain, they climb to the top and discover              loved, money hungry, out of the way eatery afloat
superhero archetypes in such a way that it almost feels             In cinemas Thursday [MA15+]                                           a mysterious crew of men digging into what seems to                long enough to escape to Shanghai and hook up
like conceptual plagiarism. Much as The Incredibles                 Director: Casey Affleck                                               be a great tomb. The next morning, an entire herd of               with his girlfriend. In the three weeks before he
tackled the idea of the superhero family by drawing on              Runtime: 108mins.                                                     reindeer is found slaughtered, and naturally, everyone             has to hand over the papers to the new owners, all
The Fantastic Four, Megamind directly overlays the Su-                   When Casey Affleck first revealed that I’m Still Here            thinks of wolves. But Pietari has been dipping into a              hell breaks loose in this restaurant situated in Ham-
perman mythos onto a story told from the perspective                – the alleged documentary evidence of Joaquin Phoe-                   pile of old books he found in his attic bedroom, and               burg’s industrial suburb of Williamsburg. Zinos’s
of the long-suffering (and always defeated) villain.                nix’s alleged decision to quit acting, his subsequent                 thinks the dirty, human-shaped footprints that have                younger rake of a brother, Illias (Moritz Bleibtreu)
     Leading an excellent voice cast, Will Ferrell is the           foray into hip hop and his ensuing self-implosion – is                been appearing in the snow outside his window over                 has talked him into acting as guarantor for his day
purple-domed Megamind, an alien rocketed from                       a work of fiction, I was disappointed that more people                the last few nights might be more than wolves.                     release from jail, the replacement chef, Shayn (reg-
his doomed homeworld to Earth as a baby. Sound fa-                  would not get the opportunity to see the film with an                      It’s not often we see films coming out of smaller             ular Akin-collaborator, Birol Ünel) recently realised
miliar? The exact same thing happens to Metro Man                   open mind (as I had) and, in their own way, find mean-                countries like Finland, so Rare Exports is a very special          that this new job finally offers him an opportunity
(Brad Pitt) – except he gets raised by a moneyed hu-                ing within the mystery. This, after all, is part of what              rare treat. This short, sweet, deliciously wicked film is old-     to cook the meals he has always dreamed of, even
man family, while Megamind instead crash-lands in a                 makes the film so great, however, his admission has                   school fairytale territory at its best. Helander’s characters      if this means occasionally crossing big, fuck-off
prison and is taught the ABCs of burglary and avoiding              made clear that the film is not about deception and this              are believable and entertaining, especially little Onni            knives with his new boss, and the local authorities
police capture. Growing up to become each other’s Al-               will hopefully allow people, without the issue of verac-              Tomilla and his real-life father. The scheming entrepre-           have slapped a writ upon Zinos to bring the estab-
pha and Omega, the pair endlessly battle in the streets             ity nagging along the way, to see it as – how I would                 neur behind the Christmas excavation and other sup-                lishment up to code or be shut down.
and skies of sprawling Metro City, Megamind’s “diaboli-             put it – the defining masterpiece of our time.                        porting characters like Rauno’s reindeer herder mates                   There’s much to be loved in this gritty but won-
cal” schemes overturned again and again by the self-                     We open with a (fake) home movie from Phoe-                      are great fun, and Santa and his filthy elves are suitably         derful film, from the continuously exasperated Zinos
congratulatory Metro Man. Reporter Roxanne Ritchi                   nix’s childhood, where he, as a boy of about 10 years,                terrifying. Best of all, the innovative little business plan       and his long-time ancient mariner tenant – an old
(Tina Fey) and ginger-topped cameraman Hal Stewart                  climbs a small waterfall in Panama, and stands atop as                concocted by Pietari and his pals to deal with their prob-         Greek man restoring a boat behind the restaurant
(Jonah Hill) document their rivalry, just as Lois Lane              the camera watches and waits with pregnant expecta-                   lem is the icing dusted on this Christmas pudding.                 – to the live music, DJing, art exhibitions and food
and Jimmy Olsen do so for Superman and Lex Luthor,                  tion. Finally he jumps into the lagoon below. Cut to the                   HHHH                                      TIM MILFULL         on offer in the Soul Kitchen. Meanwhile, battles and
and the ordered cycle of fight, defeat, imprisonment,               adult actor giving a to-camera rant atop the Hollywood                                                                                   cooking tools fly back and forth between the kitchen
escape and fight looks set to continue forever. That is,            Hills, in which he rambles about no longer wanting to                                                                                    and the dining room, as chef, staff, and customers
until Megamind kills Metro Man when one of his ridicu-              play the “role of Joaquin Phoenix”. He’s quitting act-                CINEMA                                                             maintain their passionate love-hate relationship.
lous traps unexpectedly works.                                      ing, he’s turning his energy towards music. So begins a                                                                                       HHHH                                TIM MILFULL
     Bereft of his nemesis, Megamind becomes so bored               rabbit-hole of self-destruction, and attempted rebirth,
by his success that – against the wishes of his fishy, ro-          of an ego so mammoth and fragile that its very gravity                                                                                   ONG BAK 3: THE FINAL
bot-suited Minion (David Cross) – he decides to create              sucks in all its surroundings. Phoenix’s tour de force is a                                                                              BATTLE
another superhero in order to find purpose. Unfortu-                personification of his mythological namesake: Edward                                                                                     (Madman)
nately the gormless Hal accidentally gets the powers,               James Olmos offers the advice: “Life’s a journey that                                                                                    Muddled second prequel
and when his unrequited crush on Roxanne is exposed,                goes round and round, and the end is closest to the be-                                                                                  to 2005’s Ong Bak is best
he becomes more evil and destructive than the fairly                ginning.” We looked on as Phoenix appeared to crash                                                                                      avoided by the uninitiated
benign Megamind had ever been. And so the purple                    and burn on The Late Show with David Letterman in                                                                                             Ong Bak was a breath of
“villain” enticed by his own feelings for Roxanne, must             2009, then we commented and joked as “Joaquin Phoe-                                                                                      fresh air in a genre increas-
decide whether or not to use his reprobate genius to                nix,” as the object of ridicule, became public property.                                                                                 ingly overburdened by CGI
                                                                                                                                                                                          LESLIE NIELSEN
become the new hero of Metro City.                                  We sated our addiction to spectacle, our need to com-                                                                                    and wirework. Its lean, per-
     Bad guys turning into good guys isn’t new (see the             ment, to feel part of a worldwide meme at the expense                                                                                    functory plot aside, it intro-
                                                                    of someone we once celebrated. When Casey Affleck                       SCREEN GRABS :: CINEMA NEWS
recent Despicable Me), and alternate “good” versions of                                                                                                                                                      duced the world to Tony Jaa,
Lex Luthor have done battle with evil Supermen before               holds a mirror up to such ugliness, its audience cannot                  Vale Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen, who died                   a martial-arts polyglot who
(a la Grant Morrison’s JLA: Earth 2), so while familiarity          disown the reflection. I’m Still Here may be a hoax, but                on Sunday at the age of 84 while undergoing                      famously performed all of his
diminishes the sense of anything new, the film does                 it‘s a participated one, and this journey is more than                  treatment for pneumonia. Known for his roles in                  own stunts, many of which were almost superhu-
succeed in being funny (Ferrell is perfect as the alter-            just one actor’s.                                                       The Poseidon Adventure, Flying High and The                      manly spectacular.
nately maniacal and self-conscious Megamind, con-                        Olmos puts it that only at our darkest can the cracks              Naked Gun features (including the TV series Po-                       2008’s quasi-prequel saw Jaa’s blank-faced ba-
stantly mispronouncing words and rhyming Metro City                 of light shine through. I’m Still Here gives us this dark-              lice Squad!), Nielsen appeared in over 100 films –               dass Tien transplanted to Thailand’s mythical past,
with “atrocity”) and also provides some genuinely thrill-           ness – it is reaction to a society obsessed with fame and               many of them comedy riffs on popular franchises or               but sadly Jaa’s overly-ambitious adoption of the
ing, 3D-enhanced sequences of superhero derring-do                  celebrity, drawn toward a fall from grace like a moth to                genres, leading critic Roger Ebert to dub him “the               roles of director, writer, and producer led to lengthy
and destructive action. Its message of the dismissed                a flame, drunk on the sound of its own critical voice –                 Olivier of spoofs”.                                              delays in the production. In order to bring the mov-
outsider making good will connect with kids, but don’t              then it gives us the cracks of light. It’s like an inverted              Iconic Hammer Horror starlet Ingrid Pitt (born                 ie in on time, it was decided to end it on an abrupt
expect any updated gender politics – Roxanne is still               pyramid of social and artistic comment, balancing on                    Ingoushka Petrov) has passed away at the age of 73.              cliffhanger. Consequently, Ong Bak 3 feels more like
the spunky reporter who needs to be rescued repeat-                 our very moment in history, and at the point where it                   Known for her seductive turns in Countess Dracula                a protracted epilogue than a fully-formed movie.
edly by the boys (three different ones in this instance)            all should collapse, it turns into something beautiful.                 and The Vampire Lovers, alongside appearances                         It’s not that it looks entirely bad; the reused sets
                                                                         HHHHH                                    PAUL RANKIN               in a host of ’60s and ’70s dramatic fare including               and costumes from its predecessor give the film’s
                                                                                                                                            Where Eagles Dare and The Wicker Man, Pitt sur-                  recreation of medieval Thailand a meticulous, gritty
                                                                    RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE                                          vived internment in a WWII concentration camp                    verisimilitude, but sadly the qualities that made Ong
                                                                    In cinemas Thursday [M]                                                 and went on to make over 24 films.                               Bak so refreshing have been cast aside in favour of
                                                                    Director: Jalmari Helander                                               Buffy The Vampire Slayer is to be rebooted                     300-style slo-mo, and the sub-par CGI too often
                                                                    Runtime: 83mins.                                                        for cinema, without the involvement of creator                   calls attention to itself. Meanwhile, Tien spends the
                                                                         If you’re well-versed in Christmas mythology, you’ll               Joss Whedon or any of the TV show cast. Origi-                   better part of the movie recovering from his inju-
                                                                    know that not everything about the silly season is nec-                 nally a poorly received 1992 film, the subsequent                ries, and even the final fight between Tien and the
                                                                    essarily “Happy, happy! Joy, joy!” Remember the old                     cult-popular TV series ran for 145 episodes, with a              inexplicable Crow Ghost (Dan Chupong) feels like
                                                                    stories about Santa leaving chunks of coal for those                    Whedon-scripted comic book series still continuing               an after-thought. Needless to say, this is one for the
                                                                    naughty children, or the nasty elves who beat said                      the official story canon. The planned new film will              die-hards only.
                                                                    children with whips? Well, it turns out that there’s even               reportedly see an “older” Buffy fighting vampires                     The saddest part of all this, for fans at least, is
                                                                    more scary stuff where that comes from, especially                      outside of a high school setting, and Whedon isn’t               that as of May this year Jaa has retired from acting
                                                                    when you start digging into the recesses of Finnish                     thrilled. He told E! Online, “Obviously I have strong,           and become a monk in rural Thailand. While this
                                                                    lore, where Santa wasn’t quite the jolly fat bloke we’re                mixed emotions about something like this ... I don’t             will surely be better for Jaa’s fragile peace of mind,
                                                                    all familiar with now. Jalmari Helander is another debut                love the idea of my creation in other hands…” The                it’s a shame that this lacklustre effort may be the
                                                                    film director showing great promise with Rare Exports:                  remake stems from a deal with the 1992 film’s di-                last we see of a man who could well have been the
                                                                    A Christmas Tale, a film destined to frighten the pants                 rector-producer team of Fran and Kaz Kuzui, who                  next Jet Li.
                                                                    off any kids whose parents are unwise enough to ig-                     retain rights to the Buffy character.                                 HH                                ROB NEWCOMBE
                                                                    nore the M-rating.

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 MO MONEY                                                   with it. Glitch will be one of those free-to-play(-with-          INFORMER COMEDY :: ROBBINS, STILSON & MOLLOY

                                                                                                                              Get Up, Stand Up
     The first add-on for Fallout: New Vegas has been       purchasable-extras) multiplayer online games when                                                                                                                   ...old doofus
 announced and it’s called Dead Money. It’ll be avail-      it’s done.                                                                                                                                                        Robbins just
 able exclusively on the Xbox 360 for a month before                                                                                                                                                                       plods along in the
 appearing on PS3 and PC, which is a new use for            I DREAM OF SEGA                                                                                                                                               background trying to
 the word ‘exclusively’ we were previously unfamiliar           Adelaide chiptune musician Freezedream is re-                 Comedian GLENN ROBBINS tells DARRAGH MURRAY how
                                                                                                                              Mick Molloy coerced him into being part of the stand-up comedy                              participate on some
 with. As well as raising the level limit and adding new    sponsible for the first album ever to be released on
 perks, it adds the Sierra Madre Casino to the game         a Sega Mega Drive cartridge, which you can hear at                supergroup now known as ROBBINS, STILSON & MOLLOY.                                            sort of level.
 and lets the player join a team in committing a casino     the Mana Bar on Thursday Dec 2 with Dot.Ay, DJ
 heist. Hopefully, the promised ‘mega-patch’ the game
 needs comes out at the same time.
                                                            Lame and VGX. The songs will also be available as
                                                            mp3s if you don’t have a Sega handy. The Mana Bar                 G     lenn Robbins, a figure synonymous with character-
                                                                                                                                    driven comedy within Australia over the past 20
                                                                                                                              years, was initially sceptical of returning to stand-up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Robbins is particularly looking forward to introduc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ing Brisbane to the likes of the American-born Jeff Stilson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  whose understanding of Australiana allegedly far out-
                                                            will also be celebrating Ninja Day on Sunday Dec 5
 GLITCH AND BITCH                                           and if 1000 Brisbanites ‘like’ his Facebook first, the            While Robbins’s characters – such as Uncle Arthur, Russell          strips his own.
      Glitch is a browser-based game due for release        Ask A Ninja guy will attend. Don’t let Sydney win!                Coight, and Kel Knight (from Kath & Kim) – have cemented                 “Jeff’s understanding of Australian politics and Aus-
 next year that looks like it was designed by lunatics.                                                                       Robbins’ place in contemporary comic folklore, he admits            tralian sports is embarrassingly so much better than mine,
 You play someone who lives inside the imagination          WE’RE NOT THE JUDEAN PEOPLE’S FRONT                               that returning to stand-up was a daunting task. Indeed, it          he is so well-versed when it comes to Australian sports, he
 of one of 11 different giants, competing to make               The Australian Christian Lobby and the Australian             took more than a few games of golf with future co-stars             and Mick can just talk for hours,” Robbins laments. “Both of
 your weird-looking giant’s inner world the best            Catholic Bishops Conference are at loggerheads over the           Mick Molloy and Jeff Stilson before he could be convinced           those guys are very well read and very intelligent and old
 surreal dreamscape by jumping around collecting            R18+ rating for violent video games. While the Christian          to take the stage again.                                            doofus Robbins just plods along in the background trying
 things and upgrading them and, apparently, making          Lobby are firmly against it, the Catholic Bishops recently             “Mick had a room and he was working here in Mel-               to participate on some sort of level.”
 juice out of them. Then, evil crows eat everything.        published a submission in favour of it, which resulted            bourne and he said to me ‘Do you want to come along?’,                   The show also features a dedicated question and
 There’s a trailer up at that doesn’t        in a “furious” phone call from the lobbyists. Neither the         and I said, ‘ No thanks, I haven’t done stand-up for a long         answer session where the audience are free to directly
 tell you very much but is worth watching anyway            Judean People’s Front nor the People’s Front Of Judea             time’. It’s a really hard thing to do when you haven’t done         engage with the comedians. “We love when people ask
 for the demented art style and the song that goes          were available for comment.                                       it for a while,” Robbins explains.                                  questions, and ask the most intimate questions you like,
                                                                                                                                   But Molloy persisted. “He sort of put up with that for         you can’t shock us,” Robbins says.
                                                                                                                              a while, and he then he went ‘Oh, do you want to come                    Deciding to take him up on this point, I posed Rob-
                     WS                                                                                                       along?’, and I said, ‘ Oh, no’, and he said, ‘well you better       bins with the hypothetical dilemma of choosing between
  GAME REVIE                                                                                                                  come, because you’re advertised.’ So I had to turn up.”             receiving a sensual massage from Stilson or giving Mick
                                                                                                                                   The idea held water, and, along with Stilson, the trio         Molloy a kiss, Robbins states, “Well I’ve done both but,
                                                                                                                              have been touring on and off again since the show’s in-             look, I’d have to go for the big kiss, you know, he’s lovable
                                                                                                                              ception at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2009. How-              and if I sort of close my eyes…”
                                                                                                                              ever, various commitments had prevented the group
                                                                                                                              from bringing the show to Brisbane, a situation an upbeat           GLENN ROBBINS performs as part of
                                                                                                                              Robbins is glad to see rectified. “We’ve been really want-          ROBBINS, STILSON & MOLLOY at the Brisbane
                                                                                                                              ing to get to Brisbane, Mick and I came up there with Ja-           Powerhouse from Tuesday Dec 7 until Sunday
                                                                                                                              son Alexander about a year ago, which was a lot of fun,             Dec 19. Tickets are available from www.
                                                                                                                              but this is the first time Brisbane would have seen Jeff.”

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 MEDAL OF HONOR [MA15+]                                                       ourable mention.
 Developer: Danger Close                                                           The only issue with the game-
 Platform: PS3 / 360 / PC                                                     play is the AI-controlled compan-
 VS                                                                           ions. In MOH they sprint around
 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS                                                       taking down enemies fast and
 [MA15+]                                                                       efficiently while you spend most

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 Developer: Treyarch                                                           of the game trying to keep up. All
 Platform: PS3 / 360 / PC / Wii                                                that’s left for you to do is pick up
 Follow the leader                                                             the scraps and feel somewhat inad-
       When you talk first-person shoot-                                       equate in the face of your far supe-
 ers many fantastic games spring                                               rior teammates. COD is at the op-
 to mind, but when it comes to the                                             posite end of the scale with docile
 modern-day military category there                                            mates who tend to hang back and
 really are only a few main players, so                                        let you do all the work. Couple this
 it’s interesting that the latest in two                                      with sometimes very vague objec-
 of the biggest franchises have hit the shelves at almost   tives and you’re you often left sitting in one spot for
 the same time. We tested both titles back-to-back to       half an hour until you figure out what you’re actually

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 find out who would win in this particular epic war.        supposed to be doing.
       Medal Of Honor and Call Of Duty: Black Ops both          In single-player COD gives you more value for
 come from long lines of successful games. Both are         money as MOH is over in about four hours – probably
 military titles, both are first-person shooters, both
 have a mix of battle scenarios, both have AI charac-
                                                            because your teammates are doing all the work – and
                                                            when it comes to multiplayer both games have good                            your inbox every week.
                                                                                                                                         Simply send a blank email to
 ters helping you throughout the game and both have         online modes, but with its customisation and mon-
 their own particular flaws, but at the same time both      etary system, COD wins that too.
 are good fun to play.                                          Both titles are fairly fluid, though I found MOH to
       MOH follows the exploits of a crack commando
 team starting in the early days of the Afghan invasion,
 while COD runs back through the memories of a top
                                                            be slightly more responsive. That may have been be-
                                                            cause I played it on the Xbox, which I think is far bet-
                                                            ter suited to FPS titles. Even though I played COD on
                                                                                                                                         & yOU’ll...
 CIA operative as he’s being interrogated by someone        the PS3 I found MOH to be prettier too, even though
 who sounds like Arnie in True Lies when he questions       it was on the 360, which doesn’t have the blu-ray
 Jamie Lee Curtis. The COD cut scenes                                        quality factor … go figure.
 are really naff and ridiculously over-                                            Getting both of these games

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 more focussed on the action rather                                           week of nerding in front of the box.
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 vated too much by the story.                                                 exceptional. I found it amazing that
       The action is fast-paced and                                           these two different titles released
 well-populated, both with enemies                                            at the same time could be so much
 and nice distractions from the nor-                                          alike and also be flawed in the same
 mal shoot-em-up routine like sec-                                            areas. It’s almost as if they colluded
 ondary tasks, such as laser marking                                           to ensure neither out-did one an-
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                                                                                                                                    Grimm Tales is a rollicking theatre adventure, with
                                                                                                                                    wondrous live music from some of Brisbane’s finest.
                                                                                                                                    Carol Ann Duffy and Tim Supple’s magical retelling
                                                                                                                                    of well-known fables will have you discover exactly
                                                                                                                                    how Snow White’s evil step-mother was defeated, the
                                                                                                                                    dark ending to Rumpelstiltskin and even Cinderella’s
                                                                                                                                    real name. Watch out for the full review in next week’s                                                        GRIMM
                                                                                                                                    issue. Cremorne Theatre, QPAC. Until Dec 11. Ph: 136                                                           TALES
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                                           SALLY SELTMANN                                                 MIKEL VOIDHANGER

SALLY SELTMANN TICKETS                                              INFORMER ARTS :: WASTED DREAM                                   THEATRE, DANCE, CIRCUS, ETC. – NOW                            Beyond Black Stigma – 2010 Series: This

                                                                    City Of
    Award-winning Melbourne singer-songwriter Sally                                                                                 An Italian Straw Hat: A French farce with a jeal-            exhibition captures the lived experience of the
Seltmann will be visiting our fair city in the pre-Christ-                                                                          ous husband, a shambolic wedding party, a hungry              aboriginal/indigenous individual and group
mas period to play a show at The Zoo on Saturday Dec 4.                                                                             horse, and yes, an Italian straw hat. The Theatre,            affected by HIV and the relationships within the

She’ll be supported by Oh Mercy (you’ll remember them                                                                               Southbank Institute of Technology. Until December             group. Jugglers Art Space. December 3 to 10. Ph:
from the fantastically named In The Nude For Love) and                                                                              4. Ph: 3899 9962                                              3252 2552 /
the “windswept, baroque and tender” Jessica Says. We’ve                                                                             The New Dead: Medea Material is a multi-disci-               Res/pond/ing: If lived experience is a myriad
got two double passes to the show to give away.                                                                                     pline, multi-art form, contemporary re-working of             of changing conversations (improvisations), then
                                                                    ZENOBIA FROST chats with curator                                the classic Medea myth. La Boite. December 5. Ph:             responding can have many languages and impulses
THE FALL TICKETS                                                    and artist MIKEL VOIDHANGER about                               3007 8600 /                                and voice the possibility for transformation. What
     Mark E. Smith’s prolific post-punk band The Fall               upcoming Burst City-hosted art collective                       West Side Story: Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo                happens then when you respond to the ordinary
have been around since 1976 and are still going strong.             exhibition WASTED DREAM.                                        and Juliet, two young people meet, fall in love and           with unfamiliar modes that take you to places of
John Peel’s favourite band are making a rare trip to Aus-                                                                           pledge their eternal loyalty to one another. Fate leads       discomfort or pleasure? Jugglers Art Space. December
tralia and will be calling into The Hi-Fi on Thursday Dec
9, when you’ll be able to ask Smith how he wrote How I              Z    ENOBIA FROST: What makes music hub Burst
                                                                         City the perfect venue for this exhibition?
                                                                    MIKEL VOIDHANGER: The do-it-yourself attitude of
                                                                                                                                    the star-crossed lovers into a tragedy of heartbreak-
                                                                                                                                    ing proportions. Lyric Theatre, QPAC. Until December
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 to 17. Ph: 3252 2552 /
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zen To Kawaii – The Japanese Effect: Japan has
                                                                                                                                                                                                  long played muse to artists – providing inspiration
Wrote Elastic Man. We’ve got two double passes to the                                                                               5. Ph: 136 246 /
show to give away.                                                  Burst City will make Wasted Dream a pretty unique               The Brink Party #2: The Birdman (Trent Baumann)              and influencing major artists and art movements
                                                                    show, where every artist involved will be able to               brings together The Space Cowboy and his Mutant               since the 19th Century. QUT Art Museum. Until De-
                                                                    shape it as gallery set up specifically for this particular     Barnyard, Tigerlil, Chae Lindeman, Dan Eady, Olivia           cember 19. Ph: 3138 5370 / www.artmuseum.qut.
                                                                    exhibition. Burst City is a great venue run by a good           Porter, DJ Brettski, Fez Faanana, and Circa Zoo roving
                                                                    friend and bandmate of mine, Will, who has turned               performers. Judith Wright Centre. December 10. Ph:            Vida Lahey – Colour and Modernism: Vibrant
                                                                    the space from a disused hall into a place where                3872 9000 /                        floral watercolours and depictions of Brisbane in the
                                                                    I’ve shared a lot of good times and seen some killer            Lunch With Vincent River: Two plays for                      first half of the 20th Century are the focus of an exhi-
                                                                    shows. Even though Burst City will always be set up             the price of one from Elephant Juice Theatre                  bition of work by Vida Lahey (1882–1968). Queens-
                                                                    primarily as a place to watch bands, I really like the          Company. Delight in a seaside seduction in Steven             land Art Gallery. Until February 13, 2011. www.qag.
                                                                    idea of using the space for something else too.                 Berkoff’s Lunch, and then clutch your seat for the  
                                                                    ZF: Is there a common theme to the works that                   suspenseful tale of Vincent River, by Philip Ridley.          Of Love And War: An exhibition detailing the pas-
                                                                    will be on show, or do the artists perhaps share                Metro Arts. Until December 11. Ph: 3002 7100 /                sionate relationships forged during times of conflict
                           RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE
                                                                    some commonality?                                                                               – with the pain of separation and the great joy of re-
                                                                    MV: All seven artists share a strong sense of                   The Ruby Revue: Enjoy a scrumptious three-                   union. State Library Gallery. November 6 to February
RARE EXPORTS TICKETS                                                individuality, and the all-important passion that               course dinner along with a mix of naughty and nice            20, 2011. Ph: 3840 7666 /
    Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale bills itself as “The             comes with doing things how they want, for the                  cabaret acts reminiscent of old-world Paris. The Arts         The Gas: Queensland College of Art graduate art
Citizen Kane of evil Santa movies”, which pits it in direct         only reason that they love doing it. This ties all              Centre Gold Coast. December 3 to 11. Ph: 5588 4000 /          show plus espresso GARAGE awards 2010. Featuring
competition with such classics as You Better Watch Out              of the artists and their work together.                                                   live art spectacle, An Abridged History of Western
and Santa’s Slay. This Finnish ho-ho-horror movie was               ZF: What makes of the seven artists distinctive?                Slowdive: Brisbane-based choreographer, Claire               Cinema, on opening night only. Griffith University
popular at the Brisbane International Film Festival and             MV: Murdoch Stafford uses pen and ink to create                 Marshall, continues her exploration of the Fortitude          Art Gallery. November 25 to February 5. www.griffith.
is now seeing a wider release from Dec 2. We’ve got 10              highly detailed black and white images with dark                Valley’s club district. Drawing from observations, this
double in-season passes to give away.                               apocalyptic and punk themes. Alex Gillies takes great           contemporary dance work pushes the audience expe-             The Stoke – Skateboarding In Brisbane: This
                                                                    care and attention in his woodcuts and prints. His eye          rience of club culture to new levels. The Powerhouse.         exhibition manoeuvres behind Brisbane’s tight-knit
ROBYN CDS                                                           for detail and tireless work ethic come through in              Ph: 3358 8600 /                    skateboarding fraternity and its camaraderie to chart
    The finale of Swedish pop singer                                his pieces, which need to be seen to be believed.                                                                             the city’s historical affinity with skateboarding rel-
Robyn’s Body Talk series is here,                                   Damien Noise’s designs are influenced heavily by                THEATRE, DANCE, CIRCUS, ETC. – SOON                           evant to the international evolution of the sport. Mu-
combining songs from her previ-                                     doom and stoner metal and ‘60s psychedelic artwork.             Judy Breaks: Q Song Award-winner DJ Bacon                    seum of Brisbane. Until February 27, 2011. Ph: 3403
ous two EPs as well as a batch of new                               Jade Green’s work includes embroidery and pen and               teams up with Australia’s Got Talent sensation Dr             8888 /
ones. According to The Onion’s A.V.                                 ink lining with liberal use of bold colour. She focuses         Rhythm to host the year’s final break-dancing com-            Symbols Of Australia: The kangaroo, Uluru, the
Club, “Robyn has proved that there’s                                mostly on the macabre, incorporating horror and                 petition where breakers go head-to-head in an all-            Sydney Harbour Bridge – or Vegemite? What says
real emotion to be found among the ones and zeros of                gore, but not ignoring a sense of black humour.                 out battle. Judith Wright Centre. December 12. Ph:            “Australia” most to you? The exhibition explores the
electronic music,” and our own Alasdair Duncan said, “I’m           McKenzie Briggs will display some new video artwork             3872 9000 /                        diverse range of national symbols that define and
starting to feel like a bit of a bore banging on about how          including a combination of claymation, time-lapse               Under Milkwood: Fractal Theatre present Dylan                represent Australia’s national identity. Queensland
good the Body Talk series is, but you really need some of           photography and documentary footage. Michael                    Thomas’masterpiece. Director Brenna Lee-Cooney layers         Museum South Bank. December 4 to February 27,
this in your life.” We’ve got five copies to give away.             Fullard works with pencils to produce caricatures               text and subtext through poetically inspired movement         2011.
                                                                    of the faces surrounding the Brisbane punk scene.               and music. Preview at Baptist Church Theatre, Ipswich         AlphaStation/Alphaville: Performance artist
DEVIL TICKETS                                                       And my work is pen and ink based, using bold lines              on December 11. Old Museum Building. 14 to 24                 Luke Roberts has been a key figure in the Brisbane art
    In cinemas Dec 2, Devil is the new horror movie di-             and the occasional splash of watercolour. My subject            December.                      scene for over three decades. He has developed an
rected by John Erick Dowdle (who previously worked                  matter varies from zombies, ghouls, and the post-               The Nutcracker: Inspired by the original story by            intricate personal mythology that collapses personal
on Quarantine, the American remake of REC) and based                apocalypse to character-based pictures derived                  E.T.A. Hoffmann, Queensland Ballet’s production will          and political, local and cosmological, and past and
on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, writer/director of                from movies that I like.                                        transport the audience into a land of fantasy and             future. The Institute of Modern Art. November 27 to
The Sixth Sense. It’s about a group of people trapped               ZF: What stirs you about Brisbane visual art?                   magic. Lyric Theatre, QPAC. December 11 to 18. Ph:            February 26.
in an elevator who slowly realise one of the people                 MV: Brisbane’s arts scene is a mirror of its music scene,       136 246 /                                     Light From Light: This exhibition explores the
they’re trapped with is the Devil. We’ve got 10 double              in many ways fractured into its little groups and               Christmas Tights: Flipside Circus alongside Lady             properties and metaphors of light, and the idea of
in-season passes to Devil to give away.                             societies: art students (like Conservatory students),           Torpedo and the Big Swing Brothers light up the in-           libraries being sites of enlightenment. The 20 light-
                                                                    boring mainstream painters (like Powderfinger),                 ner city with high-energy swing band Miguel. King             inspired artworks will be displayed simultaneously
LYRICS BORN CDS                                                     and fringe artists – bubbling below the surface. So it          George Square. December 20 to 23. Ph: 3403 8888 /             in the Shanghai Library in China. State Library & The
    As U Were is the latest album from                              comes as no surprise that the independent nature of                                    Edge. Until March 2011.
Bay Area MC Lyrics Born. It promises                                Brisbane’s punk scene is the best place to start with           The Burlesque Hour: The luscious, legendary,
to deliver his usual funk grooves as                                an independent visual arts show. The flipside is that           velvet-trimmed, burlesque-eats-its-young Salon that           MIXED BAG
well as a heavy dose of synth and                                   Brisbane’s music scene is so intertwined with people            has set critics raving around the world in raptures is        The Fine Line – The Politics Of Political Car-
guest appearances from Sam Sparro,                                  cross-pollinating that our visual arts scene has the            coming to Brisbane with an unforgettable, wildly se-          tooning: Drawing political cartoons can be a risky
Gift Of Gab, Lateef The Truth Speaker                               exact same currents of people working together.                 ductive and grotesquely addictive stocking-filler of a        and dangerous occupation. Join The Courier Mail’s
and Francis And The Lights. We’ve got three copies of As            Wasted Dream might be fringe, but it’s a realistic              show. The Powerhouse. December 21 to 23. Ph: 3358             preeminent cartoonist Sean Leahy as he talks
U Were on CD to give away.                                          microcosm of the diversity that exists in this town.            8600 /                             with Dale Spender on the inspiration, the risk and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the rage of political cartooning in Australia. State
To enter any of our competitions, head to the                      WASTED DREAM happens at BURST                                  VISUAL ARTS, ARCHITECTURE                                     Library of Queensland. December 7. Ph: 136 246 /
WIN STUFF section of WWW.RAVEMAGAZINE.                              CITY, 69 Grey Street, South Brisbane, on                        The Art Of The Matter: Redland Yurara Art Society  
COM.AU and sign up to have the magazine’s                           Saturday Dec 4 at 7pm. Check out www.                           members communicate big ideas on small canvases.              Virginia Woolf And Nature Of The Human: This
digital edition emailed to you every week.                 for more info.                       Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba. Until December 1. Ph:          event celebrates 100 years of the Humanities at The
                                                                                                                                    3030 4163 /               University of Queensland by exploring Woolf’s in-
                                                                                                                                    Wasted Dream: For one night only, the talents                triguing pronouncement that “on or about December
                                                                                                                                    of seven Brisbane-based underground artists who               1910 human character changed.” What does her work
  Next Friday Dec 10 see The Judith Wright Centre                                                                                  have played at, attended, supported, and gravitated           tell us about what it means to be human? UQ Club
 taken over by The Brink Party #2, an eclectic mix of                                                                               toward Burst City, Wasted Dreams shows that this              and Art Museum. December 10 to 11. Ph: 3365 2552 /
 circus, fashion, freakshow and music as curated by                                                                                 city’s visual artists are as diverse and vital as its music
 Trent Baumann, aka The Birdmann. Kicking off from                                                                                  scene. Burst City, 69 Grey Street, South Brisbane.            Spirit Of Christmas: QPAC will present three
 7.30pm, New Millenium, Future You is the theme,                                                                                    December 4, 7pm.                                              Christmas concerts to commemorate its 25th an-
 with performances by freakshow phenomenon The                                                                                      Spare Parts: This exhibition brings together a               niversary year, featuring one of the finest line-up of
 Space Cowboy (who holds seven Guinness Records                                                                                     diverse range of artists all using pre-loved prosthetic       artists since the concerts began in 1985. Concert Hall,
 for his feats) and his Mutant Barnyard, hula-hoop                                                                                  limbs as their canvas. Powerhouse. Until December 5.          QPAC. December 10 to 11. Ph: 136 246 / www.qtix.
 legend Tigerlil (Happy Sideshow, La La Palour),                                                                                                        
 aerialist Chae Lindeman, performance video artist                                                                                  NYC Raw: Featuring works by Henryk Lobaczewski               Tim Minchin Versus The Orchestra: Tickets on
 Dan Eady, Circa Zoo roving performers, juggling                                                                                    on his recent trip to New York, this exhibition shows         sale now for this comedy rock superstar’s national
 extraordinaire Olivia Porter, DJ Brettski, and Fez                                                                                 the grit of one of the most amazing cities in the             tour, complete with 55-piece orchestra poised to
 Faanana (of Briefs fame, who will choreograph and                                                                                  world, through the lens of a fashion photographer.            respond to Minchin’s every musical whim. Brisbane
 lead a group dance extravaganza). Get tickets now                                                                                  The Powerhouse. Until December 5. Ph: 3358 8600 /             Convention Centre. March 18, 2011. Ph: 132 849 /
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    TuESDAY NOVEMBER 30                                                                                                                                                                 Sandgate Hawks: Mark Sheils
    Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm: Paul Kelly                                                                                                                                           Sit Down Comedy Club, Paddington Tavern: Micky D /
    Casablanca, Petrie Terrace: Afro-Disa: Joe T / DVJ                                                                                                                                  Andrew Nason / Damien Power / Gary Fludder
    Misqo & DVJ LVEE Spinin                                                                                                                                                             Sol Bar, Maroochydore: Bonjah / Hotel Motel
    Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Paul Van                                                                                                                                  Substation No 41 Bar, Albion: DJ Lok Lazy & DJ Athol
    Den Hoorn                                                                                                                                                                           Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Mick
    Elsewhere, Gold Coast: Yolanda Be Cool                                                                                                                                              Danby / Alter Egos
    La La Land, Byron Bay: Feenixpawl / Audixx                                                                                                                                          Tempo Hotel (Stage Door), Fortitude Valley: Bowler
    Limes Hotel Rooftop, Fortitude Valley: Chi-Cachi-Ca                                                                                                                                 Bar: Nina las Vegas
    Jazz Duo                                                                                                                                                                            The Brewery, Byron Bay: Byron Bay ReggaeFest:
    LocknLoad, West End: Paul Young Trio                                                                                                                                                Midnite / Turbulence / Sud Soundsystem/ Deadly Hunts
    Music Kafe, West End: Connor Cleary / Now & Then                                                                                                                                    / Dubwize Soundsystem / Hikoikoi / Jagarizzlar & Jamie
    Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Best                                                                                                                                     Lee / Mista Savona Band / Kingfisha / Darky Roots / Paua
    Of Escalate: Lee Griffin & The Triple B / Seven Sermons                                                                                                                             / Shoebox & many more
    / Tourism                                                                                                                                                                           The Hangar, Red Hill: Loomer (launch)
    The Palmy Cafe: Tash Parker                                                                                                                                                         The Hi Fi, West End: Neelix / Strange Planet / Unseen
    Woodford Hotel: Mark Sheils                                                                                                                                                         Dimensions / Burnt Receptors
    X&Y, Valley: Shadow Thieves / Cutloose                                                                                                                                              The JOYnt, South Brisbane: The Good Ship / Jo Meares
    Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: The Lemonheads / The
                                                                                                                                                                                        & The Honeyriders
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Pink Hotel, Pinkenba: Killer Queen                          SEASONAL SAL
                                                                                                                                                                                        Transcontinental Hotel, Brisbane City: Prometheus
    WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1                                                                                                                                                                Boun: Greshka / Sally-Anne Westendorf / The PB Audio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sally Seltmann returns to Queensland this week
    Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant: Live Stand Up                                                                                                                                      Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba: Fat Albert                           for some final pre-Christmas performances, playing
    Comedy                                                                                                                                                                              X&Y, Valley: The Art / Blonde On Blonde / Brothers /
    Boundary Hotel, West End: Blues Jam: Mark Ds Big 3                                                                                                                                  Alison Wonderland (SYD) / Cutloose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Zoo on Saturday Dec 4 ($21.40+bf) and Byron’s
    Casablanca, Petrie Terrace: DJ Saviola                                                                                                                                              Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: Sally Seltmann / Oh Mercy           Great Northern on Sunday Dec 5 ($18.40+bf). Mel-
    Club 299, Fortitude Valley: Midnight In Alaska /                                                                                                                                    / Jessica Says
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        bourne’s Oh Mercy (pictured) and cellist Jessica
                                                                 MAJOR LAZER
    Crossroads / A Bid Farewell
    Conrad Jupiters (Prince Albert Bar): Dave Williams /
    Danny McGinlay / Iain Wright
                                                                                                                                                                                        SuNDAY DECEMBER 5                                               Says (who recently scored the Owen Pallett open-
                                                                                                                                                                                        Alloneword, Fortitude Valley: Blood Orange Juice /
    Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Casey                                                                                                                                                                                                     ing slot) support at both dates, with tickets on sale
    Fogg                                                         @ STEREOSONIC, RNA SHOWGROuNDS, SuNDAY DEC 5                                                                           The Bandito Folk
                                                                                                                                                                                        Beerwah Pub: Andy Dickson                                       through regular venue outlets and OzTix.
    Fiddlers Green, Surfers Paradise: Tyson Faulkner
    Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay: Sharon Jones & The
                                                                 TIcKETS $135+BF FRom WWW.MOSHTIX.COM.Au                                                                                Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall: Muse /
    Dap Kings / Victor Valdez Trio / Red Bantoo DJs                                                                                                                                     Dead Letter Circus
    Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: Music Of The        Torn: The Lost Arcade / The Break Of Dawn / FireDriver /    The Hi Fi, West End: Architects / Rolo Tomassi / Come-      Brisbane Jazz Club, Kangaroo Point: Zappa Big Band
    Unexpected                                                  OceansAway / Averice                                        back Kid / This Is Hell                                     Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm:
    La La Land, Byron Bay: Ajax                                 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall: Linkin Park        The Loft, Chevron Island: Karl Williams / Marc Bicer /      Livewire: Christmas Special
    Lennox Heads Hotel: Chris Pickering                         Cartel Coffee Bar: The Lyrical                              Scott Teelow / Jacob Rohde                                  Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm:
    Nambour RSL: The Darren J Ray Duo                           Caxton Hotel, Paddington: Radio Flyer                       Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley: Korn / Shihad / Sydonia      Live Spark: Christmas Special
    Royal George Hotel, Fortitude Valley: Mark Sheils           Coolangatta Hotel: The Cool Calm Collective / Rogerthat     Urban Bar: Mark Sheils                                      Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm: Grigoryan Brothers &
    Sit Down Comedy Club, Paddington Tavern: Lindsay            / The Winnie Coopers / Oceanics                             Vida Amor Restaurant, Loganholme: Jz Jazz Crew              Wolfgang Muthspiel
    Webb                                                        Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Locky /           WaterLooBay Hotel: Mark Sheils                              Canvas Bar, Woolloongabba: The View From
    Step Inn, Fortitude Valley: Inferno: Angels Ink / Vayer /   Blahs                                                       X&Y, Valley: Rocketsmiths / Daisie May / Van Merit /        Madeleines Couch
    The Green Whistle / TempleMount                             Family Basement, Fortitude Valley: Brooklyn Bounce          Danny Cool                                                  Caxton Hotel, Paddington: Mad World Blues Band
    Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Chris            (GER) / Dynasty / Baby Gee / Karma / Kazuki                 Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: Dubmarine (launch) / Oka        Coomera Lodge Hotel: Painkiller
    Carter / David Flower / Anthony Polson                      Family Top Floor, Fortitude Valley: Kayli / Dr Rob / Tag    / Direct Influence                                          Drevsden park, Wynnum: Mark Sheils
    Villa Noosa, Noosaville: That 1 Guy / Mr Percival           Team / TeeJay                                                                                                           Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Block Party
    X&Y, Valley: Fabled Ink / OHAI / Dana Gehrman /             Fitzy’s, Loganholme: Kora                                   SATuRDAY DECEMBER 4                                         Elsewhere, Gold Coast: Boog$ / Audun
                                                                                                                                                                                        Family Basement, Fortitude Valley: Harry K / Karma
    Butterz                                                     Foco Neuvo Kurilpa Hall, West End: Toni Pollard & The       Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant: Live Stand Up
    Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: Alibrandi                       Rhythm Method                                               Comedy                                                      Family Top Floor, Fortitude Valley: Habebe / Danny T
                                                                Globe, The, Fortitude Valley: Chris Pickering & Catherine   BarSoma, Fortitude Valley: Telefon Tel Aviv / Arku /        / Jimmy Vegas
    THURSDAY DECEMBER 2                                         Britt                                                       Cosmo Cater / Jad & The Ladyboy / Lone Pariah / Scott       Finnegan’s Chin, Keperra: Adrian Keys
    Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant: Live Stand Up              GPO, Fortitude Valley: Club House: Vasco Era / Wons         Walker                                                      Geebung-Zillmere RSL: The Darren J Ray
    Comedy                                                      Phreely                                                     Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Dirty Laundry                       Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay: Sally Seltmann / Oh
    Alhambra Lounge, Fortitude Valley: Sierra Fin (launch)      Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay: The Jezabels / Two         Beetle Bar, Cloud 9: Ponyloaf / Moon Jog / Aukistra         Mercy / Jessica Says
                                                                Hours Traffic (CAN)                                                                                                     Harrigans Drift Inn, Gold Coast: Blind Lemon
    / Montpelier
    Basement, Gold Coast Arts Centre: Kym Campbell              Greenmount SLSC, Coolangatta: Mason Rack Band
                                                                                                                            Black Box, Nambour: Burn Down Hollywood (AA)
                                                                                                                            Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform), New Farm:           Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: Music Of The            FAMILY REuNION
    Boundary Hotel, West End: Rumblefish                        Hotel Morrison, Woolloongabba: Hemi Kingi Trio              Planet: Zhiva Voda / Russian Folkloric Ensemble             Unexpected
                                                                Jindalee Hotel: Adrian Keys                                                                                             La La Land, Byron Bay: Captain Kaine / Stu Lister
    Casablanca, Petrie Terrace: Dub Culture
                                                                Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: Music Of The
                                                                                                                            Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm: Gotan Project
                                                                                                                                                                                        Liquid, Byron Bay: Tujiko Noriko                                 Joined for the first time by her collaborators
    Club Envy, Maroochydore: Chris Pickering & Catherine                                                                    Bump Nights, Noosa: The Rooftops / Mr Percival /
    Britt                                                       Unexpected                                                  Direct Influence                                            LocknLoad, West End: Funk Yeah!                                 Lawrence English and John Chantler, Japan’s Tu-
                                                                Kawana SLSC: Bloodpoets                                                                                                 Music Kafe, West End: Triplickit / WheeleR
    Coolangatta Hotel: Bud Manthey Band
                                                                Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra: Electric Horse / Engine
                                                                                                                            Calamvale Hotel: Dave Williams / Danny McGinlay /
                                                                                                                                                                                        Noosa SLSC: Bonjah                                              jiko Noriko (pictured) will perform on Sunday Dec
    Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Paul Van                                                                      Katrina Davidson
                                                                Three Seven / Drawcard / Locavore                           Carina Leagues Club, Carina: Able Magwitch & Mirasol        Our Haus, Hawthorne: Paul Clarke                                5 at Byron Bay venue Liquid. With crossover acclaim
    Den Hoorn
                                                                La La Land, Byron Bay: Nick Galea / Daniel Webber /         City Golf Club, Toowoomba: Able Magwitch & Mirasol          QPAC Playhouse Green: Green Jam Global Grooves:
    Hard Rock Cafe, Surfers Paradise: If I Lie / Syndicate                                                                                                                                                                                              from Pitchfork and as a member for the Mego sta-
                                                                Ryan Rushton                                                Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Fortitude Valley: Jabba             Shoeless Joe
    Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: Music Of The                                                                                                                                Queen Street Mall: Rattlehand / Tigerlil & Bebe Le Buff /
    Unexpected                                                  LocknLoad, West End: Toni Pollard & The Rhythm              Family Basement, Fortitude Valley: Habebe / Jason                                                                           ble of artists, Noriko’s ‘sonic-cosmos’ is one unique
                                                                Method                                                      Morely / Tim Plunkett / Jeremy Iliev / Chris Wilson         Laique / Magic Wishing Tree
    Kitty O’Shea’s, Petrie Terrace: Songwriters Network
    Qld Presents...                                             Merrimac Tavern, Gold Coast: Soulfunk                       Family Top Floor, Fortitude Valley: Jordan Who? /           Rails, Byron Bay: Kym Campbell                                  aural space. She also plays The Judith Wright Cen-
                                                                Met, The (Bamboo Bar) Fortitude Valley: Murray Lotz                                                                     RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills: Stereosonic: Tiesto /
    La La Land, Byron Bay: Tommy Trash
                                                                / Mr Sparkle
                                                                                                                            Seany / Kayli / Danny T
                                                                                                                                                                                        Calvin Harris / Carl Cox / Major Lazer / Sebastian Ingrosso     tre on Thursday Dec 9.
    Limes Hotel Rooftop, Fortitude Valley: The View From                                                                    Finnegans Chin, Birkdale: Adrian Keys
                                                                Met, The, (Coco) Fortitude Valley: Hello Australia DJs      Globe, The, Fortitude Valley: That 1 Guy / Mr Percival      / Benny Benassi / Wiley / Ricardo Villalobos / Infected
    Madeleines Couch                                                                                                                                                                    Mushroom / Jeff Mills / Afrojack / Luciano / DJ Sneak /
                                                                Met, The, Fortitude Valley: Murray Brown / TYDI /           Grand Central Hotel, Brisbane: Duo - Tom Foolery
    Mana Bar, Fortitude Valley: Pocket Music: Freezedream                                                                                                                               Annie Mac / Caspa & MC Rod Azlan & many more
                                                                Tranceducer                                                 Hinterland Hotel Highway Bar, Nerang: Ian Moss / Asa
    / Dot.AY / VGX / DJ Lame                                    Music Kafe, West End: Kym Campbell / Green Gin Baby                                                                     Royal George Hotel, Fortitude Valley: Timbah
    Miami Shark Bar, Miami Tavern: That 1 Guy / Mr Percival                                                                 Broomhall / The Lion & Ryan
                                                                Mystique (The Old Arena), Fortitude Valley: DJ Blaze        Jubilee Hotel, Fortitude Valley: Pantera Show From          South Bank Markets: South Banks Young Designers
    Music Kafe, West End: No Right Turn / Dizzy                 / DJ Ricky D                                                                                                            Expo: Dropz & Kuts
    Nambour Originals: Dubmarine (launch)                                                                                   Hell / Ride The Lightning / F.U.C.
                                                                Nimbin Hotel: Pacha Mamma                                   Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: Music Of The        Southport Sharks: Akasa
    Normanby Hotel, Red Hill: The LoveBuckles / Vivians         Northshore Tavern, Pacific Paradise: Jahbutu Carib-                                                                     StageDoor Dinner Theatre, Bowen Hills: Totally 80s
    Curve / Space Rocket / The Climatics / Proof By Exhaus-                                                                 Unexpected
                                                                bean Afro Latin Spectacular                                 La La Land, Byron Bay: Rhys Bynon & Miles Jr                Party
    tion                                                        Patch Lounge, Coolangatta: Andrea Soler & Band                                                                          Substation No 41 Bar, Albion: Afterglow
    Sit Down Comedy Club, Paddington Tavern: Micky D /                                                                      Lennox Heads Hotel: Blind Lemon
                                                                QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane: Bjorn Again              LocknLoad, West End: Gaffa                                  Substation No 41 Bar, Albion: DJ Athol
    Andrew Nason / Damien Power / Gary Fludder                  QPAC Playhouse Green: Green Jam                                                                                         The Hi Fi, West End: Fozzy (USA) / Segression / Burn
    Spotted Cow, The, Toowoomba: The Jezabels / Two                                                                         Met, The (Bamboo Bar) Fortitude Valley: Mr Sparkle
                                                                Queensland Lions, Richlands: Akasa                          / Roman                                                     Down Hollywood
    Hours Traffic (CAN)                                         Regatta Hotel, Toowong: DJs Paul Bell / Tom Walker                                                                      Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley: Sharon Jones & The Dap
                                                                                                                            Met, The, (Coco) Fortitude Valley: Andrew Lynch /
    Step Inn (Upstairs), Fortitude Valley: Combichrist /        / Scotty R                                                  Niko / Malcolm                                              Kings / Victor Valdez Trio / DJ Miss Goldie / DJ Paprika
    Bitch Brigade                                               Ric’s Bar, Fortitude Valley: Lazy Susan                     Met, The, Fortitude Valley: Disko Diva / Andee / Pete       Vida Amor Restaurant, Loganholme: Jz Jazz Crew
    Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Ian Moss /       Rosies, Brisbane City: The Dead / Astriaal / Mass Burial    Smith / Nick Galea / Paul Ison                              X&Y, Valley: Youre Vinyl / Discount DJs
    Asa Broomhall / Mick Danby                                  / Spire / Hate Disciple                                     Music Kafe, West End: Hemi & 2 Stroke / All Conned          Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley: The Jezabels / Two Hours
    Tempo Hotel (Stage Door), Fortitude Valley: Bowler          Sit Down Comedy Club, Paddington Tavern: Micky D /          Mods / Owl Mutual Friend / Mark Hedges                      Traffic (CAN)
    Bar: ERA                                                    Andrew Nason / Damien Power / Gary Fludder                  Mystique (The Old Arena), Fortitude Valley: DJs Tuini
    The Tree House, Byron Bay: Tash Parker
    Tin Billy’s, Brisbane City: Adrian Keys
                                                                Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane: Roger Gonzalez & Rohan             / Mista / Climate / Metal Jacket / Blaze & Master D /MCs    MONDAY DECEMBER 6
                                                                Somasekaran Trio                                            Kenny Hustle & Shorty                                       Beachmere Tavern: Bud Manthey Band
    Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley: Reel Big Fish Vs The         SoundLounge, Currumbin RSL: Bruce Mathiske                  Neverland, Coolangatta: Hey Now DJs (SYD)                   Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall: Muse /
    X&Y, Valley: Boys & Girls: Friends With The Enemy / Army
                                                                Springwood Hotel: Ian Moss / Asa Broomhall / The
                                                                Lion & Ryan
                                                                                                                            O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Mooloolaba: Mr Perkins                Dead Letter Circus                                              DO THAT THING
                                                                                                                            Palmwoods Hotel, Palmwoods: Mason Rack Band                 Electric Playground, Fortitude Valley: DJ Gemstar &
    Of Champions                                                Step Inn (Front Bar), Fortitude Valley: Korn Afterparty:    Prince Of Wales Hotel, Nundah: SteveFest: Dreamkill-        MC Lady Lauryn
                                                                DJ Inverted                                                 ers / Kombi Killers / Myrtle Place / Jon Experiment /                                                                        The might of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
    FRIDAY DECEMBER 3                                           Step Inn (Upstairs), Fortitude Valley: The Gonzo            Flangipanis
                                                                                                                                                                                        Elsewhere, Gold Coast: Stripes / Thomas J
                                                                                                                                                                                        Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley: Music Of The            (pictured) heads to Byron’s Great Northern on
    Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant: Live Stand Up              Show / The Swaying Buildings / The Moons Of Jupiter /       QPAC Playhouse Green: Green Jam                             Unexpected
    Comedy                                                      Something Whiskey                                           Queen Street Mall: The Indigo Kids / Rob Longstaff /        Jugglers Art Space, Fortitude Valley: Open Mic Night            Wednesday Dec 1 and The Tivoli on Sunday Dec 5.
    Alhambra Lounge, Fortitude Valley: Muscles / Young          Step Inn, Fortitude Valley: Velociraptor / Tiger Beams      The Rooftops                                                Music Kafe, West End: Barstard Beats                            Mexican Mariachi guests Victor Valdes Trio open

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    Hollywood                                                   Surfers Paradise Beergarden: Dead Letter Circus
    BarSoma, Fortitude Valley: Blue Honey                       Tempo Hotel (Main Room), Fortitude Valley: Rokeby                                                                                                                                       Miss Goldie also spinning tunes at The Tivoli. Tick-

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                INXS / Train / The Baby Animals / Models
                                                          DECEMBER                                                                                                                                                              Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton
                                                          8    U2 / Jay Z Suncorp Stadium, Milton                                                                                                                               Sufjan Stevens Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                          9    Lambda: Jonathan Boulet / Grace
                                                               Woodroofe / Sunshine Ensemble Alhambra                                                                                                                      FEBRuARY, 2011
                                                               Lounge, Fortitude Valley                                                                                                                                    1    Kenny Rogers & The Queensland Symphony
                                                               Jeff Martin & Terepai Richmond / Hazel Eyes                                                                                                                      Orchestra / Troy Cassar-Daley Brisbane
                                                               The Devil Coolangatta Hotel                                                                                                                                      Convention Centre, South Brisbane
                                                               Wilson Pickers / Forest After Fires Globe, The,                                                                                                                  The Unthanks Brisbane Powerhouse (Visy
                                                               Fortitude Valley                                                                                                                                                 Theatre), New Farm
                                                               Tujiko Noriko Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude                                                                                                               2    Foals Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
 SuPPORT SQuAD                                                 U2 / Jay Z Suncorp Stadium, Milton                                                                                                                          3    Two Door Cinema Club Great Northern Hotel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Byron Bay
                                                               The Fall / Dave Graney The Hi Fi, West End
                                                               Girls Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley                                                                                                                            4    Laneway Festival: !!! -The Antlers / Ariel
   Dave Graney opens for Manc’s The Fall (pic-                                                                                                                                                                                 Pinks Haunted Graffiti / Beach House / Bear
                                                          10   Spirit Of Christmas: Rachael Beck / David
  tured) at The Hi-Fi on Thursday Dec 9. Tickets are           Hobson / Simon Gallaher QPAC Concert Hall,                                                                                                                       In Heaven / Blonde Redhead / Cloud Control
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                / Cut Copy / Deerhunter / Foals / Gotye / The
  $55+bf from usual outlets.                                   South Brisbane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Holidays / Holy Fuck / Jenny & Johnny &
                                                               Lone Pariah / Vivandiere /Syntax / Walrii /
   Further support Future Of The Left at the Zoo              Danck / Swob Step Inn (Upstairs), Fortitude                                                                                                                      many more Alexandria St, Fortitude Valley
  on Monday Jan 3, 2011.                                       Valley                                                                                                                                                           Joe Cocker / George Thorogood & The
                                                               Jeff Martin & Terepai Richmond / Pear The Hi                                                                                                                     Destroyers Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
   ‘Divine pop chanteuse and classically trained              Fi, West End                                                                                                                                                     Boondall
  cellist’ Jessica Says steps up to support pop                Mother & Son Woodland, Coniston Lane                                                                                                                        5    Avalon Drive The Hi Fi, West End
                                                               Jebediah Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley                                                                                                                              Choirboys Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed
  wunderkind Owen Pallett at The Old Museum on                                                                                                                                                                                  Heads
                                                          11   Club House: Belles Will Ring / Guinea Fowl /
  Tuesday Jan 25, 2011.
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                                                               Magnetic Heads GPO, Fortitude Valley                                                                                                                        7    Sting Brisbane Riverstage
   Supporting Shihad in January, 2011, is Elec-               Spirit Of Christmas: Rachael Beck / David                                                                                                                   10   Billy Connolly Brisbane Convention Centre,
                                                               Hobson / Simon Gallaher QPAC Concert Hall,                                                                                                                       South Brisbane
  tric Horse (featuring ex-members of Sunk Loto
  and Lump) and Gold Coast locals, Helm. Catch all
                                                               South Brisbane
                                                               Hoodoo Gurus / The Break The Hi Fi, West
                                                                                                                  @ NO YEARS,                                                                                              11   Billy Connolly Brisbane Convention Centre,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                South Brisbane
                                                               End                                                TIcKETS $85 FRom WWW.BRISBANEPOWERHOuSE.ORG                                                              12   The Getaway Plan / Alive / Secrets In Scale
  three at Byron’s Great Northern on Wednesday Jan             Mother & Son The Loft, Chevron Island                                                                                                                            (18+) The Hi Fi, West End
  5, 2011, Surfers Paradise Beer Garden on Thursday            4ZzZ Birthday: Ozi Batla / Laneous & The          28 Blah Blah Blah: Digitalism / The Funkoars              Valley                                          13   The Getaway Plan / Alive / Secrets In Scale
                                                               Family Yah / DZ / Pastel Blaze Tivoli, The,          / The Freestylers / Horror Show / Soul Of              The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Great
  Jan 6, 2011, Villa Noosa on Friday Jan 7, 2011, and          Fortitude Valley                                     Man (UK) / Excision (CAN) & many more)                 Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (U18) The Hi Fi, West End
  The Zoo on Saturday Jan 8, 2011. Tickets are at reg-                                                              Riverlife, Kangaroo Point                              Emmure / Shinto Katana (AA) The Fort, Forti-    14   Billy Connolly Brisbane Convention Centre,
                                                               The Bouncing Souls / Hot Water Music /
                                                                                                                                                                           tude Valley                                          South Brisbane
  ular outlets and                Dave Hause / Headaches Zoo, The, Fortitude        31 Claude Von Stroke BarSoma, Fortitude Valley
                                                               Valley                                               No Years Festival: Shout Out Louds / Neon         13   The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Great         15   Rob Schneider Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
   The Clean play The Zoo on Thursday Mar 3,             12   Xavier Rudd / Justin Nozuka Lake Kawana              Indian / The John Steel Singers / Jonathan             Northern Hotel, Byron Bay                            Caribou / Four Tet Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
  2011 supported by The Deadnotes & The Legend!                Centre, Bokarina                                     Boulet / Seekae / Parades / Seja / Oh Ye               Mos Def Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley           16   Swervedriver Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               A Day On The Green: Blondie / The Pretend-           Denver Birds / Little Scout & many more                Jason Collett & Zeus Zoo, The, Fortitude        17   Return For Forever IV Brisbane Convention
  and Blank Realm.                                             ers Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton                       Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm                          Valley                                               Centre, South Brisbane
                                                               Reverend Horton Heat The Hi Fi, West End             Thriller: Burn Down Hollywood Rosies,             14   The High Heels (DAN) Burst City, South          18   Belinda Carlisle Twin Towns Services Club,
                                                          13   Jack Johnson / Tegan & Sara / Ash Grunwald           Brisbane City                                          Brisbane                                             Tweed Heads
                                                               Brisbane Riverstage                                  The Depot Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley                   The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Coolan-            The Like Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                          14   Eagles Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boon-                                                                 gatta Hotel                                     19   Good Vibrations: Faithless / Phoenix / Sasha
                                                               dall                                              JANuARY, 2011                                             Jason Collett & Zeus Joe’s Waterhole, Eu-            / Nas / Damian Marley / Cee Lo Green / Kelis
                                                               Bon Jovi Suncorp Stadium, Milton                  1  Rikki Newton / Adam Swain / Alex James /               mundi                                                / Ludacris / Erykah Badu / Friendly Fires / Mi-
                                                          15   Human Nature Brisbane Convention Centre,             Logan Baker (NZ) / Dan Abbott / Wadza &           15   Judy Collins & Chris Bailey QPAC, South              ike Snow & many more Gold Coast Parklands,
                                                               South Brisbane                                       Jay Berry / Digital Divide / Robohan / Leon            Brisbane                                             Southport
                                                          16   The Fumes / Carmen Townsend (CAN) Cool-              Farrell / Jerry Drew / CJM / Dave Worth                Doves The Hi Fi, West End                            Belinda Carlisle Kedron Wavell Services Club
                                                               angatta Hotel                                        BarSoma, Fortitude Valley                              The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist The Hi Fi,         The Books Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                               No Anchor / John Chantler (UK) / xNoBBQx /        2 Summafieldayze: David Guetta / Armin Van                West End                                        22   Dame Kiri Te Kanawa QPAC Concert Hall,
                                                               AMSS Step Inn (Upstairs), Fortitude Valley           Buuren / Justice (DJ Set) / N*E*R*D / Ar-              Jason Collett & Zeus The Loft, Chevron Island        South Brisbane
                                                               El Guincho (ESP) / Toy Balloon Woodland,             mand Van / Helden / Bob Sinclar / Chromeo              Health Woodland, Coniston Lane                  24   Toro Y Moi / Oh Ye Denver Birds Woodland,
                                                               Coniston Lane                                        / Boys Noize / Erol Alkan / Miami Horror /        16   Jason Collett & Zeus Great Northern Hotel,           Coniston Lane
                                                               4000 Christmas Party: Straight Arrows Zoo,           Claude Von Stroke / Dennis Ferrer / Riva               Byron Bay
 RuSH FOR TIX                                                  The, Fortitude Valley                                Starr & many more Doug Jennings Park, The              The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Kings         25   Rihanna Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
                                                          17   Rockabilly Xmas Party Holland Park Bowls             Spit, Gold Coast                                       Beach Tavern, Caloundra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gang Of Four The Hi Fi, West End
   There are still few tickets left for both of Muse’s        Club                                                 Sticky Fingers Great Northern Hotel, Byron        20   Ben Jorgensen (USA) Rosies, Brisbane City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           26   Martha Wainwright A&I Hall, Bangalow
                                                               The Fumes / Carmen Townsend (CAN) Joe’s              Bay                                                    Royal Crown Revue The Hi Fi, West End
  (pictured) Entertainment Centre shows on Sunday              Waterhole, Eumundi                                   Flying Lotus / The Gaslamp Killer / Hudson             Tommy & Phil Emmanuel Tivoli, The, Forti-            Soundwave 2011: Iron Maiden / Queens
  Dec 5 and Monday Dec 6. Seek them out at Ticketek.                                                                Mohawke Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley                  tude Valley                                          Of The Stone Age / Slayer / Primus / Slash /
                                                               Round Table Knights Monastery Nightclub,                                                                                                                         One Day As A Lion / Bullet For My Valentine
                                                               Fortitude Valley                                     Built To Spill Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley         21   Tommy & Phil Emmanuel Tivoli, The, Forti-
   Swedish electro-poppers Little Dragon play                 JD Samson / Coco Electrik / Distorted Digital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                / Bring Me The Horizon / The Murderdolls &
                                                                                                                 3 Sizzling: Bluejuice / Philadelphia Grand                tude Valley                                          many, many more RNA Showgrounds, Bowen
  Woodland on Saturday Dec 18; tickets are $18+bf              / DJs Rework / DayJaVu / Aukistra Step Inn,          Jury / Purple Sneakers DJs Yamba Bowling               Dead Letter Circus Villa Noosa Hotel                 Hills
  from Moshtix.                                                Fortitude Valley                                     Club                                              22   Charlie Parr Buddha Bar, Byron Bay
                                                               Straight Arrows Woodland, Coniston Lane
                                                               The John Steel Singers Zoo, The, Fortitude
                                                                                                                    Future Of The Left / Further Zoo, The, Forti-
                                                                                                                    tude Valley
                                                                                                                                                                           Twilight Hot Rod Show: The Detonators /
                                                                                                                                                                           West Texas Crude / Miss Teresa & Her Rhyth-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MARCH, 2011
                                                               Valley                                            4 Sizzling: Bluejuice / Philadelphia Grand                maires / Paulie & His Crazy Rhythm Boys / DJ    1  Martha Wainwright Tivoli, The, Fortitude Val-
                                                          18   The Pineapples From The Dawn Of Time /               Jury / Purple Sneakers DJs Ballina RSL                 Leapin Lawrie Rocklea Showground                   ley
 NEW ADDITIONS                                                 The Vaginabillies / The Prehistorics (SYD) /         Darkest Hour / Carnifex The Hi Fi, West End       23   Big Day Out: Tool / Rammstein / Iggy & The      2  Imelda May Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
                                                               Screamin Stevies Australia / The Fabulous            Born Ruffians Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley               Stooges / M.I.A / John Butler Trio / Grinder-   3  Ke$ha Brisbane Riverstage
   The Woohoo Revue have been added to the                    Wayne Keys Show Beetle Bar, Cloud 9               5 Sunset Sounds Brisbane Riverstage & City                man / Wolfmother / Lcd Soundsystem /               Imelda May The Hi Fi, West End
                                                               The Fumes / Carmen Townsend (CAN) Great              Gardens                                                Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 / Crystal        4 The Chemical Brothers / Art Vs Science /
  Woodford Folk Festival, with lead-up shows at The            Northern Hotel, Byron Bay                            Arrested Development Coolangatta Hotel                 Castles / Lupe Fiasco / Primal Scream play         Zane Lowe /James Holroyd Brisbane River-
  Joynt on Wednesday Dec 22, Mullumbimby RSL                   Roby Lakatos QPAC Concert Hall, South                Shihad / Electric Horse / Helm Great North-            Screamadelica & many more Gold Coast               stage
                                                               Brisbane                                             ern Hotel, Byron Bay                                   Parklands, Southport                               Craig Pesco: Freddy Mercury QPAC, South
  on Thursday Dec 23 (with A French Butler Called              S3RL / Karpe-DM / Decipher / Khanage /               Sizzling: Bluejuice / Philadelphia Grand               Charlie Parr Old Museum, Spring Hill               Brisbane
  Smith) and The Loft on Sunday Dec 23 (with An-               Deeplex / Kazuki The Hi Fi, West End                 Jury / Purple Sneakers DJs Kings Beach            24   Tool Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall       Joanna Newsom Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
  archist Duck).                                               Little Dragon (SWE) Woodland, Coniston Lane          Tavern, Caloundra                                      Ratatat / Disasteradio The Hi Fi, West End      5 Future Music Festival: The Chemical Broth-
                                                               Spacifix / Tim Nelson & A Ghetto Xmas:               Sticky Fingers The Loft, Chevron Island           25   Owen Pallett / Jessica Says Old Museum,            ers / Dizzee Rascal / Pendulum / MGMT /
   Sia, The Greenhornes, Washington, Matt &                   The Cub Scouts / Tiger Beams / Hunz / Arab        6 Sunset Sounds Brisbane Riverstage & City                Spring Hill                                        Mark Ronson & The Business Intl / Ke$ha
  Kim, Black Milk and Anna Lunoe, have all been                Israeli Crisis DJs X&Y, Valley                       Gardens                                                The Black Keys Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley       / The Presets / Leftfield / Art Vs Science /
                                                          19   Gorillaz / De La Soul / Little Dragon Brisbane       Sizzling: Bluejuice / Philadelphia Grand               La Dispute (USA) / To The North Zoo, The,          Richie Hawtin & Plastikman / Loco Dice &
  added to the sold-out Big Day Out line-up fronting           Entertainment Centre, Boondall                       Jury / Purple Sneakers DJs Coolangatta                 Fortitude Valley                                   many more Doomben Race Course
  at Gold Coast Parklands on Sunday Jan 23, 2011.              Roby Lakatos QPAC Concert Hall, South                Hotel                                             26   La Dispute (USA) / To The North (AA) Burst      6 Kings Of Leon QSAC, Nathan
                                                               Brisbane                                             Shihad / Electric Horse / Helm Surfers
  Ball Park Music have been announced as local                 No Sleep Til: Megadeath / NOFX / Dropkick            Paradise Beergarden
                                                                                                                                                                           City, South Brisbane                            7 Belle & Sebastian Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                                                                      27   Brooke Fraser Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley     8 Os Mutantes / Best Coast Tivoli, The, Fortitude
  supports – good luck in the ballot!                          Murphys / Parkway Drive / Descendents /           7 Sizzling: Bluejuice / Philadelphia Grand                                                                   Valley
                                                               A Day To Remember / Gwar / Alkaline Trio /                                                             28   Laidback Luke Met, The, Fortitude Valley
   Justin Townes Earle plays The Step Inn on                                                                       Jury / Purple Sneakers DJs Great Northern              John Waters: Looking Through A Glass               Wavves / Bleeding Knees Club Zoo, The,
                                                               Katatonia / Atreyu / Frenzal Rhomb & many            Hotel, Byron Bay
  Thursday Mar 10, 2011, and Joe’s Waterhole on Fri-           more RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills                                                                           Onion QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane            Fortitude Valley
                                                                                                                 8 The Beautiful Girls / The Chemist Yamba                 (HED)p.e. / The Havknotz The Hi Fi, West End    10 Justin Townes Earle Step Inn, Fortitude Valley
  day Mar 11, 2011, before heading off to the Golden      21   Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant            Bowling Club
                                                               The Hi Fi, West End                                                                                         Brooke Fraser Tivoli, The, Fortitude Valley        Best Coast Woodland, Coniston Lane
  Plains festival.                                                                                                  Shihad / Electric Horse / Helm Zoo, The,               Laidback Luke Platinum Nightclub, Broad-           The Clean / The Deadnotes & The Legend /
                                                          22   The Gothic (Havergal Brians Symphony No.1            Fortitude Valley                                       beach                                              Blank Realm Zoo, The, Fortitude Valley
   Playing Bluefest over Easter, Indigo Girls travel          ) QPAC Concert Hall, South Brisbane               11 The Oh Sees Woodland, Coniston Lane               30   Ragamuffin: Mary J. Blige / Jimmy Cliff /       11 Alan Jackson Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
  north for a sideshow at QPAC’s Concert Hall on          26   Grinspoon / Howl / Chicks Who Love Guns              The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Zoo, The,              Maxi Priest / Sean Paul / The Original Wail-       Boondall
                                                               Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay                      Fortitude Valley                                       ers / The Black Seeds / Ky Mani Marley / The       Justin Townes Earle Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi
  Tuesday Apr 26, 2011.                                   27   Grinspoon Yamba Bowling Club                      12 Emmure / Shinto Katana Club 299, Fortitude             Red Eyes Pine Rivers Park, Brisbane                Swans The Hi Fi, West End

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    The Queensland Government encourages responsible consumption of alcohol.

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