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Jodie laughs and says “forever” when asked how long planning for Bendigo’s new handmade market has been going on. Belinda pauses, thinks, then clarifies: “Effectively since August, but it’s been in our minds a long time.” Bridget meanwhile is unfurling the bright red banners announcing the arrival of The Square.

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However long it’s taken, whoever turns up tomorrow to browse the 48 stalls set up in Bendigo Town Hall, the three women behind The Square are unanimous about one thing: this just had to happen. What can go wrong from here? “Nothing”, they chorus, almost in unison. “We’ve got nothing to lose, everything to gain.” Jodie Fisher, Bridget Graham and Belinda Moon (above) are part of the handmade revolution that has been quietly infiltrating Bendigo for a while now. Everyone they spoke to was enthusiastic about the “shop local” aspect of craft and farmers’ markets, and there was also strong support for the environmental advantages of handmade objects for household and personal use (not to mention the aesthetic value). “But Bendgio lacks a community around its makers”, Jodie says, “so hopefully we can nurture that.” Jodie runs the children’s store Milt and Joe in downtown Bendigo and makes bags under the same label. Bridget designs and makes children’s clothing, under the label Greta Kids. Belinda is the maker behind Moonmum, handsewn paper cards and wall art. All three are almost too busy to create work for the various markets already established around the region, but they were determined the makers of Bendigo should have their own focused handmade market, to compliment the farmers’ market held monthly at Sidney Myer Place in Williamson Street. Bridget sells mostly into stores, and she finds it difficult enough to keep up with that demand, but she is setting up a stall at The Square to be part of this inaugural event. “So much business is done online now,” she says, “but real life is nicer.” The women had almost double the applications for stalls than they had space for in the Town Hall, so there is plenty of interest. Even so, they are aware some of Bendigo’s talented makers are sitting back and watching, waiting to see how the first event goes before they take the plunge themselves. Predictably it’s a female-dominated market, with stallholders including such ingeniously-named sellers as Little Nogg, michmash, Feltish and Knotty Ladies. Tamara Marwood, who started up Knotty Ladies with the help of Bendigo Sustainability Group earlier this year, says the social aspect of this sewing group is central to their monthly get-togethers. So too is the opportunity to share skills and ideas. Knotty Ladies’ stall will feature soft-toy cats, sewn with loving care and skill by Kristen Beever, who says being part of the group has added to both her skill set and her courage to try different things. “I’ve learnt to take on projects I probably wouldn’t have otherwise,” Kristen says. As the stall-holders bump-in their wares to the Town Hall (the “perfect site” the organisers reckon), there is one other thing Jodie, Bridget and Belinda are unanimous about: the value of handmade. “People can see the quality,” Belinda says, “but I don’t know why they can’t see how much time goes into making something. “They want something that’s unique and different but at made-in-China prices.” * The Square launches tomorrow, December 18, from 10am to 4pm at Bendigo Town Hall. Entry is free. * The Square will run quarterly in 2011, with the autumn market scheduled for March 26. * More information can be found at thesquarebendigo.typepad. com


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Title: Cats And Dogs 2: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore Rating: PG Director: Brad Peyton December,2010 Family | Action | Comedy Reviewer: Robert Gibson

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CATS And Dogs 2: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore has three major strengths – its cast, storyline and special effects. The voice cast list is like a who’s who of Hollywood. James Marsden reads Diggs – a San Francisco police dog; veteran Nick Nolte is the voice of Butch, a field agent for a secret security dog organisation entrusted to maintain the beneficiary relationship between humans and canines and Christina Applegate’s is the voice of MEOWS special agent Catherine who is on the side of the goodies. The baddies are headed by Bette Midler’s voice character Kitty Galore who is an evil hairless female cat intent on the ruining the dogs’ relationship with humans. How I Met Your Father’s Neil Patrick Harris voices Lou from dog HQ while Roger Moore works on the deliciously spoofy James Bond characters aptly called Tab Lazenby from MEOWS. Sean Hayes from Will & Grace fame voices another spoof called Mr Tinkles who is based on the Dr Hannibal Lecter character from Silence of the Lambs. Other notable voice roles include Joes Pantoliano as Peek, veteran character actor Wallace Shawn as Calico and Katt Williams as Seamus. The two main live-action roles in the film play second fiddle to the cats and dogs but are well-executed by Chris O’Donnell who is Diggs’ police trainer and Jack McBrayer who portrays Chuck the unsuspecting owner of evil Kitty and a circus magician. Cats and Dog 2’s storyline by Ron J Friedman and Steve Bencich is a fantastic original children’s spy adventure that more than holds up as a sequel. The character-rich story takes full advantage of the impressive acting talent and also provides a great backdrop for the special effects departments and cinematographer Steven Poster. The use of puppeteers also helps make the labour intensive job of producing 85 minutes of cinema entertainment a success. While Cats and Dogs 2 might not contain too many adult-friendly comedic moments, it definitely succeeds as a worthy addition to school holiday list of activities for its designed demographic.

I will be among the dozens of Bendigonians that will be today making their way down to the Melbourne Showgrounds for the newest and heaviest edition to the summer festival circuit – No Sleep Til Melbourne. No Sleep Til is a brand new touring music festival that boasts a lineup which has many heavy music lovers frothing at the mouth. The 20 band bill features everyone from Californian thrash legends Megadeth to nerdy punk-rock pioneers Descendents and Australia’s favourite hardcore band – Parkway Drive. The festival was announced in August and came seemingly out of nowhere. In the four long months since the announcement date, I haven’t slept all that much (this festival seems to have that effect on metalheads – could be the name?) However, to fill in time as best as I could, I’ve been busy catching up with some of the stars of the festival.

robert’s rating 61/2/10

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Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Artist: Kayne West Reviewer: Jeff Else

WELCOME back 14 time Grammy winner and uber poppin’ hip hop artist, wannabe singer and super producer Kanye West. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is Kanye’s fifth official studio album and first proper hip hop album following his bland vocoder laden album 808’s & Heartbreak from 2008. Kanye has already released three singles Power, Runaway and Monster, dropping tracks regularly since July, and preparing us for the long player. At 13 songs long, and featuring production by such producer/artists as The RZA and No I.D. and featuring artists such as Kid Cudi, Raekwon, Jay Z, John Legend and current fave Nicki Minaj, this is truly a producer’s dream project, enlisting a preferred team of creators and performers. For example the track “All of the Lights�, Kanye enlisted 11 guest vocalists, such as Alicia Keys, Fergie, Elton John, Elly Jackson “La Roux� and Rihanna, who sings the song’s hook. Chris Rock even lends his distinctive voice. So many cooks in the kitchen but all controlled by chief in charge, Iron Chef Kanye West. Theses are lengthy songs with the majority over five minutes long and stretching to nine+ minutes, all are allowed to breathe and tell their story in full, yet because they are individually so good am still left wanting more. Kanye has proven since album #1 that he has talent to spare and great depth to his music. Offering interesting sounds and music, this is where Kanye differs from many of the other hip hop artists making music today. For a lot of artists they offer only one extended single and call it an album. Not Kanye. Some songs work well next to each other but each is a stand alone Kanye classic. For those uninitiated with hip hop, Kanye is a good introduction to the genre. He is 10 times more interesting than cornbread Eminem but not too challenging as some of the other more underground artists on the hip hop frontier. The best thing here is that if you like this album then you will very likely enjoy his first three albums. All worthy of a spin.

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One of California’s finest metal acts, Atreyu have been taking the world by storm since releasing their breakthrough album The Curse in 2004. They are no strangers to our country and have built a strong, steady fan-base down here with their unique brand of metal/hardcore crossover. I caught up with drummer Brandon Saller to talk Atreyu, No Sleep Til and pumpkin curry. Well Brandon, it’s been a couple of years since we’ve seen Atreyu now! Yeah it’s been a while, our last tour in Australia was absolutely incredible. I’d say one of the best tours we’ve ever done. Excited to be part of the No Sleep Til Lineup? We are very psyched, we were planning on coming out to Australia anyway but to be a part of this festival is definitely a privilege. The lineup is amazing! Too right, you’re a fan of the other bands then? Absolutely, we can’t wait to check out NOFX and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes... all the bands are amazing. Atreyu are a band that incorporate a lot of different genres into the mix, on a personal level though – who are some of your biggest influences? My influences run all across the board, I grew up on Tom Petty and he has influenced me greatly. As far as metal goes I have always been into In Flames and modern metal bands like that. What’s the plan after Australia? After the holidays I think we will sit down and evaluate what we want to do. I think we will probably do a little more touring off the Congregation record, I’m working on a solo album‌Well I guess it’s not really a solo album, it’s more of a side project‌ And yeah, we will just go from there – the next Atreyu record won’t be too far away. You’ve been here a few times now, developed a taste for any local cuisine? Oh my god yes, every time I got to Melbourne I have to go to a restaurant called Veg Out Time, they have this crazy-good pumpkin curry. It’s probably the best thing I have ever eaten, so if you could get on to Veg Out Time and get them to bring me some Pumpkin Curry at No Sleep To Melbourne that would be awesome. I’ll have to check it out! I think we’re out of time mate, but I’ll be seeing you at No Sleep Til Melbourne – have a great time while your over here! Will do bud, see you soon Australia.

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THROUGHOUT their 19 years of existence, Katatonia has musically crossed more ground than many bands could ever hope to cross. Their early 90s brand of Doom/Death was innovative at the time, but in later years they have evidently set themselves apart from any other band in the metal genre, establishing a sound that is unique in every sense of the word. Throughout all their different periods, one thing has remained consistent with Katatonia – their ability to find beauty within melancholy and despair and then transfer it into music and lyrics. Last year’s release of ‘Night Is The New Day’ was a masterful showcase of everything Katatonia had amounted to and was probably the strongest metal release of 2009. One thing they haven’t done in those 19 years is pay Australia a visit. Next month, we finally get an opportunity to experience their live performance as part of the No Sleep Til festival series. I had a chat with vocalist and songwriter Jonas Renkse to discuss all things Katatonia and vent a little of my excitement. Jonas, how are you? I’m great, in the middle of a break from touring. Off to Australia soon! I’ll be honest, I got a little excited when I got to your name on the No Sleep Til lineup. 19 years and eight studio albums and Australia are finally get a chance to see you guys! Yeah, finally. And for us as well, finally a chance to come and play there – we’ve never even been close to Australia or New Zealand, it’s great! Well we’re looking forward to having you here. What’s the plan when the tour wraps up, going to slow down any time soon? I think we’ll have a bit of time off, we get back the day before Christmas Eve. The plan is to go over to South America in February, but I think we’ll use the well-needed time off beforehand to work on new songs and stuff like that.. One thing I’ve found with Swedish metal musicians is that they tend to write lyrics in English about a million times better than us! Do you occasionally still write the odd song in Swedish? [Laughs] No not really. I’ve never really written anything in Swedish because I don’t find it very interesting. I have listened to metal ever since I was a little kid and it’s always been English lyrics, so that’s what I wanted to write even when I was eight or nine years old. I used to force my dad to translate Iron Maiden and Kiss lyrics to see what they were all about, and soon wanted to desperately learn English as fast as possible. That’s awesome! So you’d say that heavy metal was your early training in the English language? Absolutely. In Sweden, we start learning English in fourth grade, and when I was in fourth grade I could already write proficiently in English. My teacher was really surprised because none of the other kids knew any English at all. It was all because of the heavy metal albums I was listening to and getting my parents to help translate for me. It’s great that you had such an early introduction to metal – I think when I was in grade four my favourite artist was Avril Lavigne! I have three younger brothers though and I’m slowly corrupting them into loving metal as much as me. My nine year old brother is a big fan of your band now! [Laughs] That’s perfect, great to hear! Lyrically you have covered a lot of ground – what are your tactics for writing lyrics and where do you draw inspiration from? I usually try and keep it simple, because it works best with our kind of music. I draw most inspiration from everyday life and I try to do it in a simple way, while still keeping a poetic edge to it. I like to make it our lyrics a little abstract to make it a little more interesting and give people a chance to make up their own mind about the meaning behind the lyrics. Writing about everyday life in a dark way, but at the same time trying to make it sound It looks like our time’s up Jonas, thanks a lot for talking with us. Thanks Jake, I’ll see you soon.

Atreyu fan? Courtesy of Roadrunner Records and No Sleep Til, b.entertained has three prize packs to give away including a signed copy of their album Lead Sails Paper Anchor (Special Edition) and a Congregation of the Damned tour poster. To enter simply send an email to b.entertained@ bendigoweekly.com.au with your details and “Atreyu� in the subject line before noon on Monday, December 20. Winners will be notified by email.


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Most of my work is about regional communities and relationship to place words megan spencer

PLACES and Pieces is a new jewellery exhibition at Craft Victoria. The work came about from pairing professional Bendigo-region artists with members of “emerging” communities: Bendigo and Castlemaine secondary students, and the Karen Burmese community, North Bendigo. In it are unusual pieces made from fur, suede, tin, ribbon, wool, glass, paper… things you’d think ‘foreign’ to the craft of jewellery-making. But that was the idea… The program was specifically set up to get regional artists directly involved with community groups, using locallysourced non-precious materials. Bendigo maker Tamara Marwood was one of three artists chosen to facilitate this pilot project. As the only non-jeweller, initially, Tamara wasn’t sure whether she would qualify when she threw her hat in the ring. But another aim was for participants to make work that revealed their sense of place and regional identity, on both geographical and personal levels. That’s where Tamara came in. The daughter of award-winning local writer Lorraine Marwood, Tamara grew up in Dingee, and has been ensconced in Bendigo for the last decade making art (“textiles, patchwork, embroidery, drawing”), and working on community projects (eg. Allan’s Walk Artist Run Artspace, Next Wave Festival and last Easter’s almighty “Patchwork Dragon” at the Conservatory). “Most of my work is about regional communities and relationship to place,” she explains. She relished the opportunity of ‘Place and Pieces’. Over July to September she worked with 16 students from Bendigo Senior Secondary College. They made jewellery from recycled/reclaimed materials; she ran workshops; they went on excursions, and, to her studio where she gave them insight into how artists actually work, day-to-day. They all learned. “It really challenged and pushed me. I never considered making jewellery before, and this opened up a whole new way of working.” And the kids? “They were very committed and threw themselves into it. To make one new piece of work over five weeks is a challenge – they made three and more!” They made bracelets, brooches, adornments,

pendants, hair pieces… that can only be described as strange and beautiful. “It was successful,” she says, “for a lot of different reasons… We live in a society where we are encouraged to ‘buy’ the answer instead of ‘make it’. This was a project that asked ‘what if?’ To give individuals the opportunity to reflect on a sense of place - how to respond and represent that – is empowering.” The show is at enCOUNTER 24/7 Window in Melbourne with hopes it will tour to Bendigo. You can also view it online. And if jewellery is your thing, ‘Refined’ is at Bendigo Visitors Centre ‘Living Arts Space’. It features “wearable art” and “contemporary designed and handmade jewellery” by more local makers, including Kate Blackwood who features in a video recorded in her workshop. And so… It would be remiss of me not to ackowledge the passing of one of Bendigo’s most loved arts folk, Lizzie Rockefeller. Lizzie gave much to the arts and music community working in various roles at Bendigo Council, Art Gallery and more. She passed away on December 1 after battling breast cancer for a number of years. A memorial service was held at Bendigo Town Hall on December 5 with her close friends, colleagues and family in attendance. Lizzie was a great fan and supporter of art, pop n’ rock; she loved the counterculture and those with free spirits – one herself. NYC was her spiritual home, with the music of artists like the Velvet Underground, voicepopfoible and Lou Reed the chosen soundtrack to her life. She is missed by many… ‘Places and Pieces’ at enCOUNTER 24/7 Window until January 9, Ground Level, 31 Flinders Lane, Mebourne. View it online at craftvic.org. au/whats-on/encounter/places-and-pieces. Visit Tamara Marwood online www.tamaramarwood.com ‘Refined: contemporary designed and handmade jewellery’, Living Arts Space, Bendigo Visitors Centre, Pall Mall, until January 30. Don’t forget The Square Handmade Market kicks off Saturday December 18, Bendigo Town Hall, 10am to 4pm. Story page 3.

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TOP: Art and craft participant Akasha Mead. ABOVE: Crown by Meagan Parry. Photo_Craft Victoria. RIGHT: Paw Kee, Hetty Waters, Tamara Marwood, Muklut and Amu.

Runtime: 118 mins Opening: 26 December 2010 Director: Tom Hooper Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter Synopsis: The

Queen Elizabeth II’s father and

poignant and

when his brother Edward (Guy

his remarkable friendship with maverick therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). As the second son of George V, Prince Bertie was not ex-expected to ascend to the throne, but

uplifting story of the unorthodox

Pearce) chose to abdicate to

relationship between England’s

marry Wallis Simpson, Bertie was

reluctant King George VI (Colin

his successor and in 1936 was

Firth), plagued by a nervous

crowned King George VI. Thrust

stammer, and the irreverent

into the international spotlight,

Australian speech therapist who

he engaged Lionel Logue who

cures him. The king’s speech

helped him find a voice with

is based on the true storey of

which to lead the nation.

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City of Greater Bendigo council’s Lisa Ruffell and Stan Liacos go to war over their favourite all time tunes.

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Lisa Ruffell:

1. Picture Postcards from L.A. – Joshua Kadison. Reminds me of travelling around with my girlfriends, great times and friendship.

2. Raining on Sunday – Keith Urban. Brings up memories with my family at his concert in Melbourne. 3. Funhouse – Pink. Party party ooooooooooh. 4. Hotel California – The Eagles. It remind me of being young and free. Dating boys, who I thought were men. 5. Saltwater – Julian Lennon. Very sad song, but reminds me of happy times with my dad.

Finally, everything went right for Glenwillow’s nebbiolo vines . “Up until 2008, they were still a bit young, still establishing themselves,” vigneron Peter Fyffe says. “The year before, in 2007, we were entirely frosted out, so we had none; then, we got it right – the right conditions, the vines starting to mature, and our winemaker turned it into a really nice wine.”

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Peter is an understated man. His “really nice wine”, Glenwillow’s 2009 Nebbiolo D’Yandoit picked up a Silver and the 2008 a coveted Gold Medal at the recent Australian Alternative Variety Wine Show. A competition set up just over a decade ago, it is a forum designed to encourage “more cutting edge” judging, as well as fostering knowledge about varieties not well known in Australia. A smokey, savoury red that goes well (the experts tell us) with any dish complemented by mushrooms, the Italian nebbiolo has been available, but not common, in Australia for some time. If you headed to Carlton or other places where Italians hang out you could buy a bottle, but it is only in the past decade that Australian winemakers have begun to produce a good local version. “It’s a boutique wine”, Peter says, “mediumbodied, very complex and intriguing, which can age for 20 years. “It’s a bugger of a thing to produce, because it’s temperamental.” Glenwillow, home to Peter and Cherryl Fyffe, is at Yandoit Creek, towards Daylesford (thus the mouthful of a name they have given to their prize-winning nebbiolo). The story of how they got started is told in the recently published book about Bendigo winemakers, Mixed Cases, written by John Holton and Lauren Mitchell. Peter stresses how important it was to

learn from local growers and winemakers, particular mentor Matt Hunter from Langanook, who died last year. His nebbiolo is now made by Greg Dedman, the winemaker at Bendigo TAFE. Peter pays tribute to the winemaker’s skill, but adds that, with nebbiolo, once you get the grapes right, the wine follows reasonably easily. Glenwillow’s first successes were with shiraz, picking up a gold medal at the Small Winemakers Show with their 2005 Reserve Shiraz. The foray into Italian varieties was partly in response to the heritage of the Yandoit region. Though Peter doesn’t say it directly, it also appears to be a small act of defiance. Those who grow the nebbiolo grapes may be just as complex and intriguing as the wine they produce, he suggests. To win gold is a huge justification of what some saw as an unnecessarily problematic decision. “To be seen to be doing it well gave me a great deal of pleasure,” Peter says. “People thought we were just playing around, making this wine, but now the win gives it credibility.” * Glenwillow’s prize-winning Nebbiolo D’Yandoit, which sells for $25, is available direct from the vineyard, either online or by phone: 0428 461076. * It is also available at Wine Bank on View and La Piazza in Bendigo, and the Farmers Arms at Daylesford.

PHOTO: Peter and Cherryl Fyffe at Yandoit Creek. 1712

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Carefully displayed in the newlybuilt gallery on Pall Mall, you’ll find objects that speak volumes about early local life.

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Hall’s

6. You’re The Voice – John Farnham. The love of my life Martin gave me a signed picture of John for our tenth annivesary. 7. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen. Great song for moving the furniture around the house at 3am. 8. Evie Part 1,2,3 – Stevie Wright. A real toe tapping and head banging tune. 9. Lowdown – Boz Scaggs. Reminds of when I first met Martin, so I play this all the time in my yellow VW. 10. Telephone Booth – Ian Moss. I thought he had a great body, and a great voice. I was very young.

Stan Liacos: 1. The Girl from Ipanema (Gertz / Gilberto). This was my wedding bridal waltz – a Bosa Nova classic. 2. Wild Theme – Mark Knopfler. Theme music from a film (Local Hero) that had a positive impact on me at the time and still does. A song I want played at my funeral. 3. From St Kilda to Kings Cross – Paul Kelly. Synonymous with travel adventures and living fast in my 20s. 4. Brand New Cadillac – The Clash. Classic rock/punk track that I’ve never been able to get out of my head. 5. It’s a Long Way to the Top – AC DC. The ultimate rock’n roll track – by a mile. 6. Danny Boy. Never fails to make me cry – the song of the Irish. 7. Wide Open Road – The Triffids. Synonymous with great travel adventures in my uni days and beyond. 8. Away Away – Weddings Parties Anything. Another song I want played at my funeral (albeit Mick Thomas’ slower acoustic version). 9. Love is in the Air - John Paul Young. The ultimate dance track – always a hit with the ladeez! 10. Can’t take my eyes off you – I love you baby – Engelbert Humperdinck. Reminds my wife and I of adventures travelling down the Zambezi.


gorillaz.

07 |Friday, December 17, 2010

the

inbrief.

words ben cameron

GORILLAZ have built up an impressive arsenal of hits since their opening salvo, Clint Eastwood, struck the airwaves nearly a decade ago. And 10 years on they’ve produced their strongest album, Plastic Beach. Unfairly criticised in some music circles as little more than a novelty, some trepidation existed about how their unique formation would play out on stage. Or in a massive tennis centre (Rod Laver) for that matter. Fear not as those concerns were blown asunder as soon as the unmistakable Snoop Dogg appeared on a massive screen above the stage to deliver track #2, Welcome To The World of The Plastic Beach. As a guest vocalist, Snoop has definitely shopped himself around of late. Which might explain why he wasn’t on hand at Rod Laver on Saturday night, but the crowd still wailed like he was. And there was barely a bum note from then on as the stage became a revolving door of talent, with the Gorillaz’s penchant for genre and diversity duly exposed. Recent hit Stylo received the largest slice

of love from the crowd, confirming Damon Albarn’s Tarantino-esque ability to draft inspired performances from stars of years gone by. Bobby Womack absolutely nailed Stylo on wax, and he did the same live- the 60s hitmaker is 2010’s Shaun Ryder. With the screen looming large, a Gorillaz show is both a musical and cinematic experience; so those who accuse the band of a lack of depth obviously haven’t seen and heard On Melancholy Hill, the sombre El Manana or the gospel/reggae flavoured Demon Days, in all its dual grandeur. Comic book artist James Hewlett and Gorillaz’s creative fulcrum Albarn are clearly on the same page artistically; Hewlett’s vision and Albarn’s music come together like peas and carrots. Though much tastier. Like a modern day The Wall – blending emotive music with equally strong images- Gorillaz in live mode deserves every drop of kudos that comes its way. With all due respect to rock royalty, it’s difficult to imagine Jon Bon Jovi produced anything as fresh or imaginative just down the road at Etihad Stadium.

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fundraiser with the gastric band. A NUMBER of musically minded emergency servicemen and women have joined forces to raise money, and a few pulses. The Gastric Band, a seven piece made up of four members from Bendigo Ambulance Service and three local musicians will play a good cross section of old school classics to current day hits, at the Bridge Hotel tomorrow night from 8pm. All money raiesd on the door will go to the East Timor Maubisse Program; managed by Rotary, it aims to build schools, clinics, community projects and education programs in the area. None of the members have played together before so you’ll be watching history in the making. Tickets are $5 with nibbles, a raffle and tunes.

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08|Friday,December 17, 2010

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words elise strachan It’s that time of year,festival time. The tickets have been bought, the date is set and accommodation doesn’t really matter. What we wear becomes an essential part of the preparation. This can cause some to turn to panic stations as looking good while fist pumping to loud music is a must.

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Falls Festival December 28- January 1 Lorne Tickets and Info: www.fallsfestival.com.au

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Pyramid Rock Festival December 30- January 1 Tickets and Info: www.thepyramidrockfestival.com

Summadayze January 1 Sidney Myer Music Bowl Tickets and Info: www.futureentertainment. com.au/summadayze

NEWMARKET HOTEL Made In China w/The Thod | 9pm |$5 BASEMENT BAR Richard Perso (Guitar/Didge) | 9pm | Free DAYLESFORD INN Open Mic/Folk Night w/Vanessa Craven | 7pm | Free THE HIBERNIAN Chris DeAraugo (Pop/Rock/Blues Covers) | 8-11pm | Free PUGG MAHONES Xerocks (Pop/Rock Covers) | 11pm OLD HEPBURN HOTEL Bone Idol (Pop/Rock Covers) | 8.30pm | Free THEATRE ROYAL King Stone (7 piece ska) | 8pm | $10

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NEWMARKET HOTEL Infektion w/Alters of Sin & Mastiff (Metal) | 9pm |$8 THE HIBERNIAN Judy Cowling,Deano & Nat Korinfsky (Original) | 8-11pm | Free BASEMENT BAR Lyndal Barry & the Apollos (Soul/Funk) | 9pm | $5 BRIAN BORU HOTEL McAlpine’s Fusiliers (Celtic/Folk/Rock)| 9pm | Free THE PALAIS AC/DShe (AC/DC Tribute Show) | $15 show / $50 dinner & show PUGG MAHONES Sonic (Pop/Rock Covers) | 11pm | THE OLD HEPBURN HOTEL Top Jimmy (Pop/Rock Covers) | 9pm | Free THE BRIDGE HOTEL The Gastric Band (Pop/Rock Covers) | $5 | 8pm

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BASEMENT BAR ‘Open Mic’ w/ Host Deano | 5pm |Free MARONG FAMILY HOTEL Maryborough Jazz Ensemble | 12.30-4pm | Free GOLDEN VINE HOTEL Sunday Session w/Bel & Jon (Soul/Pop) | 4pm-7pm | Free ONE TREE HILL HOTEL Chris DeAraugo Trio (Rock/Pop Covers) | 2pm | Free OLD HEPBURN HOTEL Family day feat. The Razz, The vets & Offbeats | Free DROVERS ARMS Undercover (Pop/Rock covers) | 2pm | Free

GOLDEN VINE HOTEL Jam Session | From 8.30pm | Free

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NEWMARKET HOTEL Jam Session | From 9.30pm | Free

Big Day Out January 30 Melbourne Showgrounds Tickets and Info: www.bigdayout.com

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b.entertained Issue 15 December 17, 2010