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June/July Sat 5 June 'Moose Inc' @ Super Saturday Party Hard + Chilli Dance Party in Lube Wed 9 June Legendary Uni Night with 'Funkin Unbelievable' Fri 11 June 'Creedence Clearwater Recycled' Door 9.30pm Entry $7 + 2nd Heat of Miss Indy "Kamakaze Karaoke" in Lube Sat 12 June 'The Cassanovas' Hottest band in Country + support 'Mustang' Tix: $10 Early show from 9.30pm Finished by Midnight then normal door & Super Saturday Party Hard + Chilli Dance Party in Lube Wed 16 June Legendary Uni Night Fri 18 June Final of Miss Indy Special Guest ‘Lauren Lillie’ 2003 Miss Indy Aust. + 'Kamakaze Karaoke' in Lube Sat 19 June Super Saturday Party Hard with Top Melbourne party band 'Pet Fester' + Chilli Dance Party in Lube Wed 23 June Early from 9pm 'Stevie Paige' till 11pm then ‘Funkin Unbelievable’ @ Legendary Uni Night Thu 24 June 'The Fauves' Triple J original band New album tour Tix: $8 on door Fri 25 June 'Kitto" from 10.00pm then Final of Miss Indy late Sat 26 June Super Saturday Party Hard + Chilli Dance party with Tassie's best DJ’s Fri 2 July 'Hilltop Hoods' Get tickets early. It will sell out. Tix: $30 Sat 10 July ‘Funkin Unbelievable’ @ Super Saturday Party Hard Fri 23 July 'Groove Terminator' Rave night
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quick shots latest local, national & international news A new nightclub has opened above the Duke of Wellington, called Eden. According to the promoter they’’ll be playing a progression of House and Breaks earlier in the evening followed with Techno, Trance, Hard House and D'n'B. “Basically whatever people want to hear so we will constantly be changing.The atmosphere will be relaxed and loungey but will get more energetic as the night moves on.” The clean, green state? Yeah, riight! We can’t even keep our state’s most famous animal, the Tasmanian devil,l healthy in the wild, with the poor little buggers covered in cancerous tumours. Do your bit by going to The Save the Tassie Devil's Benefit Gig!! It will be held at The Polish Club on the 4th of June from 8pm. Bands Include 10 to Go, Botox, Peyote Sky, Target Practice, Rentboy & Reflex . All money will go to the Tassie Devils.
He might be one of the hardest rocking musicians in the Australian music scene, but Aussie music fans can get online and test out whether his drumming ability is matched by his gaming prowess, as Kram from the legendary Melbourne outfit Spiderbait, gets online against Aussie gamers online this June. Kram will be going head-to-head with Australian gamers who simply need to log
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in to the service and into a game of ‘V8 Supercars 2’ – the best selling sequel to the original ‘V8 Supercars’, which allows gamers to fang around real V8 tracks including Bathurst - at 7pm EST, June 7th 2004. In order to play with celebrities like Kram, all gamers have to do is to register at www.xbox.com/enau/events/gamewithfame/default.htm then simply join the game at the allotted time. History was made at the 2004 APRA Music Awards which were held on May 24th at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne. John Butler became the the first self published, independent singer/songwriter ever to take out the hotly contested award for "Song Of The Year" with the track 'Zebra'. The success of the track, which almost didn't make it onto the #1 'Sunrise Over Sea' album, marks the first time a composer with no major label backing has received this peer voted honour.
The most recent Unity session of bands at Lloyds in Launceston saw a new band on the scene worth a look, called Black Dollar. Only a three piece, but the guys have a big sound, good stage presence and play tight. Koolism will be playing in Hobart at the end of July as part of their national tour for their new CD,” Random Thoughts”. Bodyjar's long time drummer Ross Hetherington (aka Sko) has issued a statement announcing his departure from the band.
Delta Goodrem walked away with the "APRA Breakthrough Award" recognising her achievements in the past year in terms of public awareness, commercial success and critical acclaim. She was understandably chuffed and had this to say, "I'm so honoured to be recognised for my song writing as it is such a huge part of me and music is a wonderful way to express yourself.”
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Former Crowded House drummer, Paul Hester is making his way to Tassie this month, as the drummer of Melbourne’s McSweeney, playing The Republic Bar, Hobart. For World Environment Day on June 6th we’re all invited to an hour long audiovisual journey into Tasmania's ancient forests and discover our unique natural heritage. The presentation begins at 2pm sharp and will be followed by a forest fair. Where: the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham campus at the University of Tasmania, Launceston.
Rock Salt The Charlie Parkers (TAS) - On the Verge? I've read that The Charlie Parker's music contains a bit of everything, doesn't that make it a bit hard to market? It might a little bit. I think one thing (we) might need to focus on and that's defining it into one style maybe. (Then) again, at the same time, it's good to listen to, from a punters point of view, anyway, listening to the different styles. How would you describe The Charlie Parker's music? Different. To? Everything. Uh huh. Um, I don't know. It's really hard to describe. I think you probably have to hear it or see us live... You're not electronica. You're not punk. You're not heavy metal. You're not acoustic. If you were going to say to someone, hey come along and listen to us tonight, we're like this, what would you say you're like? If anything, probably acoustic pop-rock. But I don't really like defining it. Putting yourself in a pigeon-hole is always uncomfortable, I guess, but unfortunately in the music industry, it seems to be that sort of industry where you do need to put yourself into a slot.
So what's it depend upon? We're in the middle of negotiating with someone at the moment... With a (record) label or ...? Yeah. And a manager. Excellent. Yep. So, we've been offered a contract.
No, I haven't heard anything yet.
Can you say who by?
Have you got any expectations of what a show like that could do for you?
Can't actually say it at the moment. Until you accept and sign on the dotted line? Yeah. Is that with a major label, is it? Not really major, but the guy who's setting it all up is working with quite a few big Australian bands. Right. Good on you. I guess your goals would be changing. What are your goals in the short and long term?
In what way?
What are The Charlie Parkers up to at the moment?
Well, in whatever value system you've got, whether you're able to buy the Ferrari or you're able to buy your mum a house or youâ€™re able to make the music that you want to make with the people you want to make it or ?
Yeah ... I know. That'd be a Jason thing to answer, I reckon. Maybe because he (Charlie Parker) had a drug habit.
It's hard to say at the moment. We've already been
No, not Sydney. He's based in Queensland, but it looks like there'll be someone else involved in Sydney ... Good one. Look, what sort of atmosphere is there at your live shows? I think it's a fun atmosphere. Jason likes to get the crowd into it and get 'em up and dancing and have a bit of fun. Look when you find out about the record deal and the management, will you let us know? Definitely. We'd definitely like to put something in the magazine about it, 'cause that's big news. Yeah, hopefully it is. What will you do if it all comes through? How will you celebrate? Have a big party, I reckon.
(Laughs) That's not my thing...
I dunno. I'm a bit quiet for that. Well, I'd love to do it, but oh well ... it'd be good if it happens.
But he was a great saxophonist?
Well, I guess if you get this management deal and a record deal as well ... that'll be the major step forward. When will you know whether or not that's going to happen?
And long term, I guess, you want to be a world dominating rock band?
For marketing purposes at the moment, anyway. The days of someone like Meatloaf putting out a concept album like ("Bat Out Of Hell") are not really around at the moment.
(Laughs) I think ... in memory of the great Charlie Parker.
I guess exposure on a national level. We've had a fair bit through Triple J and ... through Home and Away and The Secret Life of Us and that's been good for us, but (actually being on) TV is a lot better, as far as publicity goes.
up to see this person. We've had a meeting once.
What we want to do, what this guy wants to do is ... spend two weeks rehearsing, in September, October and go into the studio and do... some kind of recording ... whether it be an EP or an album...
I know that you joined the band after they'd been playing for a little while, but with no Saxophone in the band, why was it called The Charlie Parkers?
I don't know ... I don't think it was publicised very well, because I didn't actually know about it, until jason rang me up and told me that he's entered us in it. (Laughs) That was interesting. I guess that'd be why or because no one likes those kind of shows, like me. Do you know what the latest is with the Band Grand Slam? Have you heard you've made it into the show?
Yeah. That's right.
At the moment we've quietened down a bit. I'm actually in Melbourne on work at the moment and the other guys are in Tassie. they're still playing a bit without me, but what we're actually doing is performing new stuff that Jason writes and sending it over on CD ... so I can learn all the parts and we catch up for rehearsal every now and again.
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When will you know that you've made it?
Money isn't really an issue for me, so I guess when we've got something out, we're playing live a lot and enjoying what we're doing. What sort of person gets attracted to The Charlie Parkers' music? I'd say anyone. There's even been some grandma's that have got into it a bit. I think we appeal to a pretty wide range of audiences.
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Ok. Whether or not that's to do with doing a lot of different styles, I don't know... What shape do you see that the Tassie live, original music scene is in at the moment?
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Charlie Parker did? I didn't know that.
Well I've been working in it for six or seven years and it's definitely improved.
That's what he died of.
In what way?
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Well, I was working in cover bands for years. They were the big thing. A lot of the pubs - all they wanted to put on was a cover band...but more and more, guys, like Hui at Irish Murphy's ... wanted more than that.
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I think it was. I'm not 100% sure. So, you're working in Melbourne is that a permanent thing or just for work? A bit of everything. Well, ... why would the band continue to live and work in tassie, instead of moving to the mainland? Well, there's a possibility things could change later in the year. Right? Probably can't say too much about it yet.
Is there anything you'd like to see happen for original bands in Tassie? What would be the major thing that would benefit original Tassie bands? I think ... just more people supporting it, as far as venues and punters. That's the best thing i could think of. I've heard you guys are the only Tassie entrant in the band Grand Slam reality television show, why do you think there aren't more entries?
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Rock Salt Luke Parry Comes Home ... for a little while, anyway and today, so ... How would you describe the whole Popstars experience? I'll probably look back in a couple of years and say, "Oh. my god, that was fantastic". It was a good experience ... great experience ... and certainly got our foot in the door ... as far as a first name basis with some of the big guys from big record studios. It's something that everyone should ... do. So you'd recommend it to other artists, to try out for a show like Popstars? Yeah. Yeah, depending on what you want to do ... what type of music. It's worth having a go.
How does it feel to be back home? Quite good actually. Relaxed. But now I'm trying to make plans for the near future. How disappointed were you at being eliminated?
There must have been some negative parts to the show. The pressure? The tension? I think the negative parts were the politics behind the show ...at the same time, the calibre was fantastic, but the organisation of the show wasn't that fantastic. But it all looked so slick.
No, not at all. It's funny 'cause I've had a lot of people come and say, "Bad luck," and ... really, I'm quite stoked with where we got. Out of how many thousands of people went for Popstars originally, we got to the top four, so ... Our goal was top five, so ... we went one better and it's opening the door for us now, so that's really good.
Oh, did it? You know, other people have said differently, and I have to agree with certain things they said. Just behind the scenes, I think they rushed into the show a little bit just because Australian Idol was so successful, so they, just, failed to get big sponsorships and ... didn't think about it enough.
Since you've been back, what have you been doing?
So how much has your confidence grown from doing this experience?
Actually, I've relaxed. I came back on Saturday (22nd May) so I haven't been back very long at all. Had a bit of a party and ... relaxed yesterday
Yeah, actually, a lot. Heaps. I mean, playing to a couple of million people has got to do something for me, but I'm just looking forward to
the benefits that come out of it now.
What are those benefits? Possibly a recording deal ... we've already had talks with some big record companies. And the opportunities to play at some big gigs and do a couple of tours around Australia, which would be great.
Actually, I think Kayne, Nick and I had a fair crack (laughs). Do you think you'll stay in touch with the other contestants apart from Nick?
When you say "we," is that you and Nick? Yeah. We'll be staying together ... it's not worth us breaking up after coming this far and he's certainly great to work with. What did you talk about after being eliminated? It's ... hard. We've had talks with people and they've asked us which road do we want to go down, 'cause there's quite different directions you can take. So we're having this week to relax, 'cause we've got to go back over for the final show, and think about what we both want for the future. We don't really know what we want to do yet, but by next week we will.
Yeah, I think I'll always stay in touch with Kayne, possibly Miranda and Sarah, because we..came pretty close toward the end of the show, 'cause we were the only ones left. Was there any romance between any of the contestants? No, that's the weird thing. We, all ,were really good mates, but it didn't go any further than that. Well, not that I know of anyway ... How did the reality of the show differ from your expectations, going back to the audition stage?
It is a little bit, yeah. A lot of decisions have got to be made, so that's all I'll be thinking about all week.
I think I imagined it to be a bit more glamourous. We didn't get a lot of opportunity to get out there and do what the "Idols" got out and did, 'cause we were stuck in the house ... 'cause there were two shows a week and they were live, we had to get ready for that, so we missed out on that, but I'm sure that will come in the near future anyway.
And did you get to party much with the other contestants?
When do you go back over for the final show?
Oh, yeah, plenty of that, after every show.
I go back on Sunday (May 30th) ... and talks about a tour mid July, too, so that'll be good.
So the pressure's on?
And what was that like? Where do you expect to go with that? It was fantastic. Sydney is a great place. So, who's the biggest party animal out of all
They're looking at doing a (regional) Australia tour ... and take Tasmania in as well.
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Rock Salt Interview with Luke Sullivan
Speedstar (Bris) I'd just like to ask about the name of your band, Speedstar? Where does it come from? Does the band like to get on the goey or what? You don't know how many times we've been asked that. I thought I was being original. I dunno. It was ages ago. I don't like talking about it, but think I actually came up with it. You get to a certain point where you can't change your name. I've read a few reviews where you are compared with other bands. How would you describe your music? (Quietly) Um ... personally, fuck you for asking that. Hey? (laughing) Personally, fuck you for asking that. It's always the toughest question ... Without comparing to other bands? Yeah. On the new album, I think its .... oh god, I should have prepared for this one... No, it's alright. I mean, you wouldn't call it thrash, or hip hop. I guess you've got to be in a genre there somewhere? I think the album that we were going for was that classic pop - classic meaning old, pop stuff. Just good songs, recorded the way they want to be, you know. I suppose we're in the general pop rock thing, but there's so many different sections in that. And also on the album we've got all those ... New Orleans, gospel (type) stuff and we've got straight out ... pop songs, I suppose. That's probably a really bad answer. Yeah? Which artists that you guys have listened
to either growing up or recently have had an influence on the sound of the band? I think ... everyone has had their ... own influences, but their generally, all your classic people, like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, even Simon and Garfunkel, people like that. We've all had some form of musical training at some point, even if it was a year at Yamaha music school or something like that (laughs), but we've all appreciated music from early on, but ... recently we've been listening to those more organic bands like Wilco, Belle and Sebastian and I think that's one of the reasons why we got Tony Doogan to produce (the album) ... We're really into The Band at the moment ... and we can see that someone's listening to (The Band) and (writing a song) and there's a little guitar solo that comes out and it sounds very much along the lines of something else they've (The Band) done. That's what I was trying to say about the classic pop stuff. They don't do very tricky things - simple arrangements and the songs show themselves. How did you guys get together and where was your first gig? We..sort of got together at school ... at Hillbrook in Brisbane, back in '94. Me and Alistair, the singer, were in the same grade and Ben is a couple of years younger and Dave, the other guitarist, is Alistair's cousin and he knew Richard from school - so it was all, kind of, inbred like that. we were originally playing covers at school ... You shouldn't really say "inbred" to a Tasmanian, mate.
just that everybody's realised that there are other places than Melbourne or Sydney that people can come from. There's shitloads of good Perth, and even Adelaide and the regional places, especially Triple J's Unearthed has probably opened that up a bit. So it appears to have died down (in Brisbane) but four or five years ago there was a shitload of people out of Brisbane ... who are on a national scale. Powderfinger and Regurgitator really started that didn't they. Yeah. I think that came about from needing to be good enough to actually get your demo's heard and that sort of stuff ... here we have to be good enough for someone to want to come and see us from down South or... to actually listen to our demo. So I think there was that extra incentive that, possibly, forced them to work things out and get it happening. The single, "Unbreakable," is on high rotation at Triple J, but it's not going to be released until July. What do you think of them playing the single so far ahead of the release date?
I think in the car ... but also late at night with headphones on. Is that how you listen to your music? In the car and with headphones on at home? Yeah. Yeah. What does the album title, "Forget the Sun, Just Hold On" refer to? Well, the title was going to be, "The Saddest Summer on Record," which is a song title, but everyone thought it was a bit dour... it's actually ... a lyric from that song, but it just has a little bit more hope in it I suppose. Your tour to promote the new album doesn't include Tasmania. Why not? I know. Next time it will. We're already losing "gazillions" of dollars promoting this one, so ... the next time ... We will get down there.
It was going to be released earlier, but certain things happened and the record company reckons it'd be better to release it a bit later. It's one of those things. I've noticed bands release a single off anew album first, but you're going the other way around, releasing the album before the single?
So, to what extent is the music industry, the record labels especially, still having a love affair with Brisbane?
Yeah, it was going to be the normal way, but I think they thought it was going to be quite a hit so they were going to wait for a bit. This album we've always thought it should be an album album, as opposed to a singles album. So, it's probably going to have a good test to see if it succeeds that way or not.
I think it's died down a little bit or otherwise it's
Where do you see people listening to it - in
the car, out or at home?
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Rock Salt The Fauves (Melb)
You've finished the new album. How did it go? We finished in January, but it's due out in a month or so. We did it in four days which is quite different to some of our other records which usually take two or three weeks. We played it a lot more live than we ever have, so it's a bit different in that regard, I suppose. Have you got a name for it yet? Yeah, it's called "The Fauves." Have you never done a self-titled album before?
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are always more enthusiastic about playing stuff that is more recent, but with an eye to the fact that anyone that does come along is going to want to hear old stuff as well, so it'll be a balance ... we'll be playing five or six of the new ones and the rest will be taken from our old records. I don't know if people are getting used to the language, but it seems right now that there are a lot of songs either out or coming out with "fuck" in them. Have you noticed that? You guys have got the "Fuck you" song" ...
Yeah, it's coming out June 28th, I think it is.
Well, every record we've ever had, we take great pride in the fact that every record has had one of those parental guidance stickers on it. We always manage to get a four letter word in there somewhere. This time we managed to get it in a title, so we've just taken it another step. Sometimes there's songs that use swear words to try and be and naughty, but ... they're part of the common vernacular really, so, in a way, to expressly say we'll never use a swear word is ... to be a little bit false, I suppose. But by the same token, it's not a gratuitous attempt to (say) ... we must use a swear word to show how cool and hard we are because it's moved beyond the idea that swearing is cool and hard. Everyone does it really. For us it's just an acknowledgement that, for us, it's no different from saying cat or car or house. They're just words that people use every day.
And do you know what will be the first single off the album?
To what extent do you think you guys like to "take the piss" out of things?
It's a song called, "Smoking Again," which is the first track on the record.
It's probably been slightly overstated with our music over the years. There's an element of humour in our music, but I don't think, so much, that we take the piss out of things. It's more of a dark humour that's present in our music ... and as far as titles (go), we're just looking for a different way to say things to the average rock song little inexperienced on stage, but with us we've done it so many times, I'd like to think we've a got a fair handle on being entertaining by now.
No we haven't. This is our seventh record and each record that comes out we take longer and longer to come up with a title. This time we spent about three months arguing and in the end we thought we're never going to agree on anything else, so we went for the plain and simple, "The Fauves." And who produced the album? We did. We've never, really, had a producer, per se, on any of our records, but this one we recorded it ourselves as well, so we did the whole lot ourselves. And do you know when it's coming out?
And what's that song about? Oh, it's not about anything, really. Yeah, it's not about anything. It's just ... A poem set to music? No, I wouldn't call it a poem. That'd be stretching it a bit far to call anything I've written a poem, but ... it's short. It only goes for a minute and a half, which is probably the shortest song we've ever written and ... it's just a fairly riffy sort of rock song, basically. How, musically, does this album differ from your previous releases? All our records are different, but this one's a return back to more ... like what we were doing three or four albums ago. The last couple ... we had a lot more keyboards on there and there are no keyboards at all on this one, just two guitars, bass, drums and ... an attempt, seven albums in, to make less of a studio album and more of an album of hell, how we'd sound if you came into a pub and saw us. It's a lot rawer and less ... produced than some of our other stuff. How much of the new album will you be playing on your tour? We'll probably play a fair bit of it ... I guess you
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To what extent have you felt, at any time, chewed up and spat out by the record industry, especially when a record label drops you? There were times. I guess we've moved beyond that. Certainly ... it's impossible not to if you're going to undertake a career of any longevity, 'cause it can be a brutal industry. It's based around whether or not you can sell enough records, in terms of your dealings with the institutions of the music industry. As you mentioned, we've had the experience of being dumped by a major label, but by the time we were dumped we almost wanted to go anyway, so it was a, sort of, relief. And it was a turning point for us because we thought every record we get to make is, kind of, a bonus. Instead of thinking we missed the boat and we're never going to be millionaires, it was really a way for us to get back to what we got into music for in the first place, which is that we love doing it. So, it's really freed us up, I guess.
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Bangin’ Beats LTJ Bukem - Profile Just who is LTJ Bukem? Ground breaking DJ? Inspirational musician? Record label entrepreneur? Club visionary, perhaps? When the man behind those wire rimmed glasses and that disarming smile writes his job description just what does he put? The man who took the drum and bass concept from a small venue off London's Charing Cross Road to the nation's super clubs and then onto the international stage? The geezer whose records launched break beat into a brand new galaxy of sound? Or maybe he just writes 'Renaissance man for a digital age'. In truth LTJ Bukem is all of the above. Although he wouldn't like to admit it, LTJ Bukem is the living embodiment of the post-acid house entrepreneurial creative spirit. He is a mild mannered energy flash whose panoramic musical vision has found success in every area he has explored. F rom running sound systems to cutting up breaks at raves, from relocating the heart of break beat culture to redefining the spirit of drum and bass, the man known to his friends as Danny Williamson has sat at the forefront of break beat evolution, lighting the way with little more than a zest for life and a love of music. In other words, LTJ Bukem is a man on a mission! In 1990, LTJ Bukem got his first big break at Raindance. Booked to play between 1 & 2 AM in front of 10,000 people, it was the first true test of the fledgling DJ skills. It may have taken all his mates to push him onto the stage but it proved to be a set that he'll never forget. From the first track he ripped it up and LTJ Bukem, the world class DJ was truly born. Around this time Bukem had also ventured into
the studio to record a track, which was to become one of the most influential records of the era. Called 'Logical Progression' it surfaced on the newly formed Vinyl Mania imprint. By the time of his follow up to 'Logical Progression' Bukem had set up his own imprint. Run from a small office in Harlesden, London, the label was christened Good Looking and its debut offering came in the shape of 'Demon's Theme'
With releases still coming on strong from the drum and bass labels of Good Looking Records and Looking Good Records, from the downbeat, nu-jazz Cookin' label, from the seminal sounds of the Earth imprint and in 04’, from the launch of the new Deep House label, Deep Rooted, the work is well and truly cut out for LTJ Bukem… but he still cuts it. On top of this he has continued the Progression
Sessions series, with a storming live performance from London at his monthly residency at THE END captured on CD, compiled the highly acclaimed Soulfood and Soul Addiction compilations, released not one but two Producer CDs, and continued to set the venues of the world alight with his stunning DJ sets. LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad play Halo, Sat. June 19
.In 1994 Bukem unleashed '19.5' while the release of the similarly epic 'Horizons' coincided with the opening of the legendary "Speed" at the Mars Bar off the Charing Cross Road in London. It was an important time for Bukem. The label was gaining ground with its growing catalogue of must-have tunes and his own in-demand DJing. Bukem's own music never took a back seat. Bukem went further and continued to produce and mix some of the World's best Drum 'n' Bass and crossover compilations that have ever been put out. Titles such as Progression Sessions, Earth and further installments of Logical Progression series have become notorious for their and exciting directions that Bukem has always strived to take, but without losing sight of his original musical roots and all the things that inspired him in the beginning. The beginning of the 21st century saw LTJ Bukem continuing his extraordinary musical odyssey with his long awaited solo album Journey Inward. A diverse and multi directional album of Drum 'n' Bass, Soul, Downbeat and house tracks that opened the eyes of those that had no faith and warmed the soul's and inner beliefs of those that did. He has also added to his impressive remixing portfolio with his interpretation of "The Essence" by jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
Local, national and international bands
And what's the worst thing about being a DJ? A sore back from carrying records. What's the most important thing you have to remember when you're DJ'ing?
Pretty much started on turntables when I was about 13 or 14... then started seriously about (9) years ago in '95. Started doing a little MC'ing, etc, and then moved from there to playing on turntables. I had some really, really, really considerate friends ... I went around to their house everyday at 8 o'clock in the morning and mixed on their turntables until they woke up at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and taught myself. What styles of music do you play? I'll play everything. I try to play good music, when it comes down to it. Predominantly, I base myself around House music, whether it be funky vocal house all the way through (to) progressive, some of the chunkier Tribal House sounds as well... What's the best thing about being a DJ? Making people dance.
As a DJ the most important thing to remember is you're there to entertain. While you're DJ'ing, again, you're there to entertain. You're there to express what you have in your record bag to your dance floor and you've got to try and connect with the dance floor. I suppose the most important thing would be connecting with your dance floor ... and having fun. Where are things going, in the dance music scene, at the moment. Breaks has been huge, hasn't it? It's been huge, (but) what goes up has to come down, doesn't it? But, with Breaks, I don't think it'll come down, as such, as level out a bit. What advice would you give to someone starting out who wants to be a DJ? I see a lot of young DJ's coming up ... play what you want to play, don't worry too much about what anyone else is doing. Try to be ... unique. Be yourself ... and have a ball. Have a ball, of course. And get drunk.
The Queers Ball
(with former Crowded House drumer, Paul Hester)
Sun 13th June
Sat 5th June
(Former John Lee Hooker guitarist)
(support: Pretty Mess)
Saturday 19th June
Fri 25th / Sat 26th June
299 Elizabeth St North Hobart
Ph : 6234 6954 www.republicbar.com
Lunch 12-2, Wed - Sun Dinner 6 - 9:30 every night
Bangin’ Beats The Hilltop Hoods
They’re really coming! Beautiful lush landscapes, I’d imagine. Cold as shit! Fresh air and some of the best beer in the country. How would you describe the shows that you’ll put on? Do you involve the audience much? Yeah. Heaps of interaction with the audience. (We) get them to chant stuff along with us and the other boys move around the stage a lot and keep their (the audience) eyes busy. There’s definitely a lot of interaction, throwing words back and forth with the crowd …
East Coast vs West Coast rivalry of the United States? I dunno. It’s a bit different over here. We don’t have guns where we go and shoot each other and shit, if we have an argument over here, which takes things to another level. We like to settle our differences on stage … whether it’s MC battles or DJ battles or whatever. All the petty politics seems to stay as small talk in the background. It’s never really affected the whole Hip Hop scene that much. It’s mainly just a few people bitching about someone else and it gets forgotten about in the short term …
What do you mean, “Keep their eyes busy”? Ah, just instead of standing in one spot and rapping, we push each other around and have a bit of fun while we’re doing it. That’s the visual side of it, moving around a lot, being active, jumping around, amping up with the songs. Some performers stand in the same spot. What sort of equipment do you guys use in your shows? Do you have samplers and stuff or do you have back tracks? Yeah, the instrumentals are completely sequenced already, masters and everything, and then we’ve got the scratches and rhymes over the top of that. (We) … try to keep it simple. If you get too ‘plex you get too many technical problems coming in. What do you guys do after gigs? Do you party or do you sleep or … smash up th hotel room or what?
You’ve had some problems with record companies in the past? Oh, we had a few offers on the table when we took the last deal and we ended up signing with an independent, Obese Records, which we’re really, really happy with. What made you decide to go that way? One, they’re a friend. A lot of our friends are on that label. We know that they know how to target the Hip Hop market … without trying to sell our music on Coca Cola ads. Their bottom line isn’t dollars, it’s music, which is the big difference between them and the majors. If you sign to a major, you’ve got ten executive around a table thinking of how they can milk a dollar out of you. With an independent, your integrity becomes the No. 1 priority, before money, so …. I think we’ll remain independent for quite a while. What response have you had from overseas?
Barry from the Hilltop Hoods, has bought a new Apple G5, and just returned from the shop where he had to have the monitor repaired, when I catch him in the studio. So what will you use the Apple for? We recorded everything on PC’s before this album, on Logic Audio, but the company that makes Logic Audio, called E-magic got purchased by Apple, and they discontinued their PC line of products and it’s Apple only now. We’ve been recording on (Logic Audio) for six or seven years so to change programs would be like starting all over again.
before the concept of the track and the lyrics and the cuts, ‘cause that usually sets the mood … you can’t really put dark lyrics over a happy beat, you know what I mean? You draw inspiration for the lyrics from the beat. And the cut follows the lyrics generally. Do you draw your inspiration from everyday life or is there some bigger meaning that you try to put in your songs? No, pretty much from everyday life. Just having’ fun, really. Not taking life too seriously . We don’t get too philosophical with our music. Or political?
Has Pressure’s girlfriend had the baby? No, not yet, that I know of, so she’s probably in labour right now. Oh, poor thing. Apart from having babies and sorting out computer problems, are you guys taking a break at the moment or what are you up to?
Yeah, or political. One or two political songs on the last album, but we … try to cover all bases. Maybe one political song, a couple of party tracks, a couple of tracks about certain issues and try to cover the spectrum … something for everybody on an album is the best way to target it. And you begin your next national tour in Tassie.
Yeah, we’re going to have a couple of months off and get our heads down in the studio. Yeah, we’re taking the whole of May and June off, trying to start on the next album. Trying to get some productions made, then get some lyrics written. I’m going through some records finding some scratches – just back in the creative stage trying to cut ourselves off from the world for a month or two.
I’m not too sure. Our manager’s got a yearly planner and there are red dots all over it, but … I’m kind of switched off from that at the moment .
When you are in that process, where do you get your inspiration from and what process do you go through when developing new songs?
Do you leave that sort of stuff to him?
Oh, look through old records and listen to all sorts of music. Just try and listen to a lot of stuff we haven’t heard before, especially old stuff, and if something inspiring comes up, like a nice bass line or something, and we don’t think it’s been used, we’ll throw it in Logic and chop it up and see where it takes us. Do you generally do the music before you do the lyrics?
PJ (the manager) … said that the tour’s first gigs are in Tassie. (A bit surprised) Are they? He’s probably right. (Laughing) It’s bad of me not to know.
Yeah. Yeah. He deals with it all. There are a lot of gigs on his planner that aren’t confirmed yet, so instead of jotting everything down and having tentative bookings that I think are )confirmed) I just wait until they’re all confirmed and get him to give them to me then. Ok. You haven’t performed in Tasmania before have you? No. I’ve never been there either. Have you got any expectations?
Yeah, 90% of the time, the instrumental comes
(Laughs loudly) Hah. Hah. Hah. Hah. … the last one I’ve done before (laughs more) but we usually party on, go into the crowd and have a drink with a few of the punters and party on ‘'til 4 or 5 in the morning and then look for somewhere else to go to when the venue that we’ve performed at closes. Try to make the most of our stay in another city.
We get a lot of emails from overseas. We’ve never … distributed our stuff overseas. We’re going to scout that later in the year and target the UK … and see how it’s received over there. … (We get) one or two emails a week. We’ve had some from strange places, like from Russian submarines and stuff like that – real bizarre.
What sort of crowd and venue do you prefer to perform to? Big, small, grungey, slick …?
Who do you see as the leaders of the worldwide Hip Hop scene, at the moment?
My personal favourite is a nice, chockers venue – seven or eight hundred, sort of darkish with a nice cosy atmosphere. Not too big that you’re disconnected from the crowd, not too small that you feel that there are people that can’t get in. So a good balance between the two … about seven, eight hundred is my personal favourite.
I think there’s so many people fighting for top position, there is no real leader. In my books, people like Brain Tax, who run their own empire … very active artists … they run their own label, that have put out a lot of people. Without people like him there’d be about 15 to 20 less prominent artists. People like that are at the top of their game, helping other people and not just thinking about themselves.
When “Nosebleed Section” did so well on radio, was it then that you thought you’d made it or is that time still to come? I think there’s a long way to go yet. I still don’t think we’ve really “made it”. We never planned on that track becoming as big as it was. It wasn’t engineered to get that much exposure. It just, sorta, happened. We’ve always just done our thing and the three albums before the last one, haven’t had a tenth of the recognition that that one’s had. So, we could release another album and it could be the same as the ones before, not really recognised by the general public, so there’s a long way to go. You can’t really predict where you’re going to go in music, I don’t think. You just do for yourself and if the public grab it, they do, and (you) enjoy the wave before it breaks, you know.
Who should we take note of, in Australia, apart form yourself, of course? (Laughs) Yeah … Pegz. He’s an incredible artist, but doesn’t know it yet, I think. Clandestein from Perth. Downsyde from Perth. Koolism from Canberra. What advice would you give to aspiring Hip Hop artists? Three words. Don’t give up. When you first start out it feels like you’re doing a lot for nothing and taking you nowhere, but keep at it and by the time (laughs) you’re 30 hopefully, you’ll be recognised (laughs more). I guess that’d be it. Don’t give up. You’ve been doing this for ten years?
Hip Hop culture is very popular at the moment. How long until it fades from the mainstream and goes back to the underground?
Yeah, with the group… we’ve all been active in what we do for … fourteen years. How old are you now?
I think it’s got a long way to go yet, in Australia., I think we’re, pretty much, 10 years behind the US, and their Hip Hop scene, which is ridiculously out of control at the moment. So … in ten years time Australia will probably be the same, with ten thousand rappers and five listeners. The ratio will probably be out of wack in ten years. It’ a good question, but it’s hard to say with Australia. The Aussie Hip Hop scene is still very supportive. People are still giving each other lots of props, but how long do you think it’ll be before we get some sort of rivalry like the
I’m 28. So you started when you were about 16? Yeah, I started making beats when I was about 14 and I did a diploma in sound engineering when I was 15. I was going to high school in the day and audio school at night. I’m still the youngest person to do it, in Australia. I always had an interest, but it’s a long road to have done what we do and we’re finally getting recognised, I guess.
Bangin’ Beats Nino Brown - profile
Aussie Hip Hop & RnB DJ
Quick, think of an Australian Hip-Hop and RnB
them with his skill at the same time. Brown’s
music is heard weekly all over Australia, and every Sunday at Mothership at Cave,
What’s the first name that comes to mind? For
Australia’s biggest dedicated RnB and Hip-Hop
most Australians, the name on the tip of their
club. In his long career, he has also supported
tongue will always be DJ Nino Brown. As one
and performed with so many top urban artists
of the pioneers of the scene in Australia,
it almost reads like a greatest hits album –
Brown is widely regarded, and respected, as a
Snoop Dogg, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Gangstarr, P
true master of the turntable.
Diddy, Naughty by Nature, Fatman Scoop and Bones Thugs & Harmony to name a few.
Since picking up his first record almost fifteen years ago, Brown has built up a solid fan base
With sponsorships from blue-chip companies
regularly touring around Australia and
like Motorola, Ecko Clothing, Mecca Shoes
and Ortofon, it’s not just the punters on the dancefloor who appreciate his music. And as a
He has released successful CDs, holds weekly
competitor and judge at the Australian & World
residencies at the country’s biggest clubs and
DMC Championships since 1998, Brown is
is a founding member of the internationally
well respected in the industry for keeping his
respected DJ crew, The Chief Rockers.
finger on the musical pulse of the country.
It says a lot about Nino Brown that he decided
In 2002, Brown made Australian Hip-Hop
to start The Chief Rockers. “There are two
history by becoming the first Hip-Hop DJ to
types of DJs in the world today,” he says.
sign to a major record label. Later that year, he
“Turntablists, and those who rock parties and
released ‘Blazin’’ on Universal Music and a
clubs - The Chief Rockers are a unique
phenomenon was born.
combination of both.” Six of the world’s top Hip-Hop DJs from around the world, including
To date, ‘Blazin’’ has sold over 25,000 copies
Brown, DJ Naiki from Japan and DJ Shortee
in Australia and is one of the country’s best
Blitz from England, make up the crew with one
selling local urban releases ever. The follow-up
common ingredient – they all know how to get
album, ‘Blazin’ 2’, has been just as successful.
a joint jumping. “I'm like a junkie, and records are my drug,” Especially Nino Brown. As Australia’s top Hip-
says Brown. It’s time to get
Hop and RnB DJ, Brown has the ability to rock
a crowd with his track selection and amaze Nino + Cadell play Surreal June 25
A post-gig (Saloon) interview with the guys How do you feel about sampling other people's work?
Marty: Yeah What do you generally do after a gig?
Tommy: Love it. Marty: It's fantastic. Az: Everybody does. Jet does it, everybody does it. They steal the guitar, the voice. Xavier Rudd is the biggest sampler I know. How do you compare the latest album, Thrift Shop Boutique, with the previous EPs? Az: It's not our job to feel about our music. We always feel the same way about music. Music is our mistress. Music was here long before we were and will be here long after we're gone. So it about how the people feel about it You know, we always felt the same way about it and we always will. It's a beautiful thing. Who do you make the music for, yourself or for your audience?
Tommy - DJ, Vocals Marty: Vocals Az: Guitar How did you think the show went tonight? Tommy: We really try not to think about it, we let other people do that. Do you still make music not really expecting people to like it or appreciate it? Az: No, we expect everybody to like it. You've played a lot of guitar based music on this tour as opposed to the electronic stuff. To what extent are you guys changing with the
times? Marty: We're just changing in what we're doing. Like, we've always written that kind of stuff. it's just that now we're using guitars instead of computers. It's still song-writing. How much of your music are you still making at home on the computer? Tommy: All of it. Az: Computers make nothing, they're just inanimate objects without human beings. Guitars are still computers, it all a product of technology. It's all just technology. Marty: No compartmentalisation. Please!
Az: We make it for us and for others. Otherwise we're just, like, Gods in our own universe you know? There's no use being a God with a paper bag on your head, you know? You need to be there thinking up great ideas. So how has it been touring with Sonic Animation. Has it been good fun? Marty; It's been great. Az: They are lovely guys Tommy; Absolutely. They rock. They are the best guys in the world Az: They're not the best guys in the world. We're the best guys in the world. Tommy: They're some of the really good people in the world.
Tommy; We drink and drink and drink until the morning light. Marty; We work on songs. Tommy: Yeah sometimes we write songs. Most of the time we drink and drink and then we write songs, and then, we have breakfast as early as we can and then we go back to bed. And what do you do after a tour is finished? Tommy: We go home and recover and we um, work on the songs we've been writing on and, um we..... Az: We listen to songs... Tommy; We listen to other music and prepare for the next tour. Strenuous exercise, workouts, boxing. We box each other. Marty: Yep So no holidays? Az: I pretend to be a spastic on weekends, which is like my holiday. I like to pretend I'm retarded and that gives me some mental freedom. Tommy: Holidays are for quitters. Marty: Music is kind of a holiday, and it's kinda full time work. Finally, what do you like to do when you're not making music? Tommy: Music. Az: (laughs) Fuck! Marty; Yeah, all of the above. Tommy: Eat, sleep... Az : Yeah eat, sleep, fuck.... and fuck.
Banginâ€™ Beats Sonic Animation
Diskopussy Interview with Adrian
same time and you all seemed quite subdued at the time, or a bit edgy and then when you were on stage, it was like, Zing! I was actually really, really exhausted that night, because two days before that we'd played Newcastle, and we didn't get any sleep between Newcastle and Hobart ... and that night after the gig, you're still pretty high from playing and it takes a little while to get to sleep, so by the third night you end up really tired. And it's probably that more than anything, but I do try and conserve my energy for the gigs, as much as possible during the day. That's probably what it was (laughs). I find when I go without sleep, it's like I'm in a different reality ... like being on acid. Yeah, weird things start to happen. Sleep deprivation is quite a funny thing. I noticed during the show you get the crowd involved quite a lot. Does your confidence rise during the show, if the crowd are getting into it or if they're not getting into it does that make you work harder?
What's it like now, having finished the tour? Are you glad to have a bit of a break?
We used to work at the same place. It was at truck design company.
Yeah, although we haven't got long before we start playing again. We're playing in a few weeks from now, just Rupert and myself, doing all the dance stuff, no vocals. None of "I'm a DJ" or "Theophilus Thistler," but all the dance stuff that we've had on our previous CD's. That should be fun - something different ... and
A truck design company?
And Richard's going back to New Zealand? Yeah, he's got another band called Cortina, in New Zealand and things are starting to take off for them, so he's going back and he's going to Juggle playing with us and playing with them, as much as he can. How do you feel the two shows in tasmania went for you? Really good, yeah. It's always good when we come down to Tassie. They've always been happy to see us, I think. We love coming down there. The crowds always really friendly. When you and Rupert go back to your dance stuff, is that a return to your roots? Yeah, it is. We're playing mostly raves. We've got three of four raves lined up over the next few weeks. We've got Splendor (In the Grass) as well, but Splendor is going to be the full band again. Richard's coming back from New Zealand to play at that, and it'll be the same, sort of, set as we did down in Launceston. What was your first rave experience? It was almost ten years ago now, in The Palace, in Melbourne, and Frank de Wulf was DJ'ing and Rupert talked me into going. I actually hated dance music, but I hadn't heard the stuff you hear at raves, so when I walked in there I was completely blown away, cause it's got so much more in it than the cheesy dance music you hear on Saturday morning "Video Hits," or whatever. I was completely converted after that and got straight into it. How did you and Rupert meet?
Yeah, I used to do CAD stuff on computer and he used to do the illustrating and things like that. It was a funny sort of place. There were a lot of musicians that worked there and we always used to jam together at lunchtime. We'd bring instruments and have a jam session. There were about twenty of us at one stage and Rupert and I ... he asked me to come and play drums in a band he was putting together in Melbourne, so it started from there. How did Richard become involved? We discovered him ... on the "Evil" video clip. He was part of the crew there and he gave us a CD of stuff he'd done himself and we really liked his sense of humour and we really liked the music he'd put together, so we asked him if he wanted to join the band and he wenr, "Yep," and the rest is history, I suppose. You put quite a lot of effort into having a stage show as well as into the music when you play live, why put so much effort into the visual aspect? With any band, you need to see as much energy as possible on stage and people really dig that. When we first started I wasn't playing drums, when we did the rave sets and stuff like that. Dance music is so drum orientated, or percussion orientated, that we needed to start playing drums again. I bought the electronic kit and it made a hell of a lot of difference to the crowd reaction. They were really feeding off how hard we were working on stage and I think the harder you work on stage, the crowd appreciate it and they dance harder and you ... get that energy back from them as well and it becomes a really intense experience. We're always completely exhausted after the gigs. People will say, "Come out and party," and it's like, "No, I want to go to bed actually." You get pretty tired. It's like you transform on the stage, because we walked in to the venue at the
Why did you become a DJ? Because at the time, I wasn't hearing enough of the style of the music I wanted to be played in Melbourne so I decided to give it a go and learn how to play ... I'd been collecting records for a long time so I ...bought myself decks. Who taught you?
Sometimes, when they're not getting into it, it makes you go harder and it makes you stir the crowd on and get them to start doing stuff, but they usually do whatever you ask them to, which is quite funny. We were joking about it the other day about how far you can go, asking people to do things. (laughs)
A number of different people taught me different things, different aspects of playing.
Like calling the sound guy a wanker and giving him the finger and stuff.
So what's happening in the Melbourne scene?
Yeah (laughs) that was funny. What do you generally after gigs? It depends ... if it's the end of the tour ...I hung around for quite a while ... got drunk the other night ...I can't remember. What's the dynamic with you guys song writing? We used to write separately and we'd give each other bits and pieces of stuff and Rupert always does the lyrics ... I've only done two songs in my life, with lyrics, but with the new album, "Defective Perspective," we actually locked ourselves away on Philip Island, in this little house ... and wrote the entire album in six weeks ... had no phone contact with anyone. It was actually really effective because we were having trouble sitting down and writing without the phone ringing or doing all sorts of business... ... Interviews... (Laughs) Yeah, all that kind of stuff, which we love doing, but you have to get into a writing head space and it's a really difficult thing to get into. It worked really well. We sat down for six weeks and wrote two hours of music and decided to put it all into an album because we didn't feel like anything should be left out of that whole experience. So ... that whole album is about the moods we were going through.
Where do you think Sonic Animation will be in two years time? What are your plans for the future? Well, this is our tenth year coming up and we're planning to do a "Best of .." and release it in the UK and see where we go from there ... hopefully world domination (laughs).
Where was your first gig? At a place called Centrifugal, in Melbourne - a techno club there.
Well it's diversified a lot. techno players are playing more of a range of stuff, like house and electro and breaks. But there's a lot going on new promoters doing things. But...the traditional techno clubs aren't in existence any more...the old techno clubs aren't in existence ... it's the new promoters now. Is there much of a difference in what the clubs are like? Oh probably just ...an increased number of clubs. Smaller clubs? Yeah. Ok. I was talking with a female comedian recently and she said it was easier for girls to get gigs, as long as they had the skills, because there are so few girls in that industry. Is that true of the DJ world as well? I wouldn't say that's true. No ... it might get you an initial gig, but if you're not any good then ... it's not going to guarantee you work. I think it's fairly equal. This trip you've got coming up to Tassie, is that going to be your first trip here? No I played at Two Tribes there at the start of the year. What are your memories? Oh, it was great ... a really diverse crowd... an encouraging, supportive crowd to play to. I had a great time. Loved it. Here's a bit of a curly one for you ... Where did the name "Diskopussy" come from? Does your pussy like to wear PVC and dance? (Laughs) Well, whose doesn't, really?(Laughs) I had to think of a name pretty quickly, at my first gig ... I just thought of it and thought, "That'll do," and it just stuck.
Chilli is reborn! Emerging from the ashes of Redz like a new-born phoenix, Chilli is now a set of twins and everybody loves twins, don't they? First out of the womb is Chilli Green at Enox Bistro Bar Cafe Brisbane Street, in the bustling metropolis of Launceston.
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 9PM
eSkay Randall + Guests
I headed out to check what was happening on a Friday night at the chilled out, newest incarnation of Chilli for my first night time visit to Enox. I've only recently been to Enox for the first time, despite it being open for a couple of years, I think. It is a really groovy place, and I'm kicking myself (yeah, right now...ouch!) for leaving it so long before I made it inside. I now rate Enox (where did that name come from?) as, maybe, the grooviest restaurant in Launceston. The decor reminds me of a scaleddown cool nightclub, with black and chrome the feature interior design elements. It was cold and windy outside, but cosy and warm as soon as I walked through the big glass doors at the front entrance. At the top of the stairs (only a few to the top level) a DJ table was set up with local DJ eSKay on the decks. The beats were mellow, with the speakers on stands being underutilised, with the sounds an undercurrent to the hub-bub and conversations amongst the other patrons.
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It was, however, very groovy to have someone on the decks in the restaurant, mixing tracks live instead of a programmed jukebox-style computer program or a bland CD. It reminded me of Brisbane, where I saw this kind of thing last. Aaah, Brisvegas, now that's another story... At the bar I ordered a nice shiraz (red wine!), received it and settled in to a comfortable, corner booth-bench style seat beneath the amazing salt water aquarium. You must check out the massive albino anenome swishing about in the tank as little Nemo look-a-like clown-fish take refuge from the gob-smacked humans, staring at the colour and movement. There were a couple of large groups in the restaurant and a handful of couples out for dinner. They ranged from some in their early twenties to the middle aged. Maybe the older ones were just very cool (think Madonna or Keith Richards) or maybe they just liked the tunes, but no one was in a hurry to leave.
The second twin to emerge is Saturday night's Chilli Red upstairs in the Lubritorium at the Saloon on Charles Street, also in Launceston.
EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT FROM MIDNIGHT
I made it to Chilli a couple of weeks after it started, on the same night that Sonic Animation and The Offcuts played downstairs in the main bar. Chilli started up after the show downstairs had finished, with about half the crowd going up and the others staying downstairs, grinding away to the Top 40. So what did the guys from Sonic Animation and The Offcuts do after the show? Sleep? No. It was the last gig of their tour and they were ready to party, upstairs at Chilli Red. I found out later Adrian from Sonic Animation really enjoyed himself! As soon as they walked in the room, naturally, a group of girls formed a circle around them. The tall guy from The Offcuts (what's his name?) made it on the dance floor first as eSKay pumped out some booming drum and bass tunes. Soon Rupert, Adrian and Richard from Sonic Animation were groovin' in the Lube to the hot tunes of Chilli. In fact, the guys from Sonic Animation and The Offcuts enjoyed their time in Chilli so much, that they have made some special requests of eSKay for their next tour. Watch this space for more info... The Lube has had a refit to transform the room from a Karaoke Bar into a dance club, with a top lighting system, sound system and the DJ booth from Chilli @ Redz, which, in the traditional style, overlooks the dance floor. DJ eSKay built the beats up and down for climax after climax, never letting the beats stop for the sake of some siren or sound effect. I hate pauses in a DJ set, which even a two time Australian DJ of the year does. Why is that? I think it just kills the mood, but it was all good at Chilli. On ya!
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Certainly there were heaps of people enjoying eSkay's set, with one particular short haired blonde bouncing around with energy that knew no limit and a smile that made my imagination run wild. And then there was the girl who didn't want her photo taken, but was drop-dead gorgeous. Maybe she was on the run ... or supposed to be home in bed perhaps?
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Anyway, at about 3am Joycie took over and kept up the pace - a mix of House, Breaks and Techno (I think), which kept the crowd groovin'.
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GIG Guide 02/06/04 - 06/07/04 Wed June 2 Swedish Styles The Voyeurs Lincoln (from Fell to Erin) Irish Murphy’s, Ltn
Moose Inc Super Saturday Chilli dance Party in The Lube The Saloon, Ltn
24/7 Reality, Ltn
Bar Flies The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn
Richard Steele Trio The Republic Bar, Hobart
24/7 Irish Murphy’s, Ltn
Lounge Mobius, Hbt
McSweeney Cd launch The Republic Bar, Hobart
Thu June 3 Whet ‘n’ Funky Sportsman’s Hall Hotel, Ltn
Beez Neez Official launch Syrup, Hbt
Tyrant CD launch & Fuzzy Zellas The Republic Bar, Hobart
Black Dollar Batman fawkner Hotel, Ltn
Mick Josephson/Eddie Tuleja The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn
Dr Fink Telegraph Hotel, Hbt
Salmonella Dub, Nellie & Fat Band, Mez, Spin FX + MC Rigby The Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham
Lounge, Funk, Breaks and Drum n' Bass with SpinFx Mobius, Hbt
Crossover with DJ Gnosis & guests Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Bunker Funk with Grotty Mobius, Hbt Daystream The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Mesh Syrup, Hbt Fri June 4 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Leigh Ratcliffe James Bar, Ltn Mick Attard The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Icon Irish Murphy’s, Ltn
The View Fell to Erin The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Tackyland Syrup, Hbt Sun June 6 Da Big Sunday Irish Murphy’s, Ltn Fabia & Band (African music) The Republic Bar, Hobart “Alternator” DJ’s Will & Dave Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Thomas, Kim & The Fox The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Mon June 7 GB Balding The Republic Bar, Hobart
The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn
The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt
Bo Jenkins (USA) The Republic Bar, Hobart
Mon June 14 Republic Quiz Night The Republic Bar, Hobart
Bunker Funk with Mez and Parky Mobius, Hbt Mesh Syrup, Hbt Fri June 11 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Creedence Clearwater Recycled Heat of Miss Indy Kamakaze karaoke in The Lube The Saloon, Ltn Leigh ratcliffe The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Skaliedescope The Republic Bar, Hobart Bo jenkins The Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham “Refined” Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Lounge with Hamba, Hip-Hop and Breaks with Grotty, SpinFx Mobius, Hbt La Casa Syrup, Hbt Sat June 12 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn The Cassanovas Mustang Chilli Dance Party in The Lube The Saloon, Ltn Sweetbeats Batman Fawkner Hotel, Ltn 24/7 Reality, Ltn
Richard Steele Trio The Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham
Tue June 8 Blue Flies The Republic Bar, Hobart
Round-a-Bout The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn
Simon Russell Guilty as Charged The Republic Bar, Hobart
Nathan Kaye The Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham
Scott Target (Melb) Irish Murphy’s, Ltn
“Refined” Telegraph Hotel, Hbt
Wed June 9 Funken Unbelievable Uni Night The Saloon, Ltn
Nelly & The Fat Band The Republic Bar, Hobart
Lounge with Hamba, Hip-Hop and Breaks with Grotty, SpinFx Mobius, Hbt Beak Even Syrup, Hbt Save The Tasmanian Devil Benefit 10 to Go Botox Pyote Sky Target Practice Rentboy & Reflex The Polish Club, Hbt Sat June 5 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Fabuloyus Picasso Bros Reality, Ltn
The Charlie Parkers + others Irish Murphy’s, Ltn Nathan Kaye (Byron Bay) The Republic Bar, Hobart Crossover with DJ Gnosis & guests Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Lounge Mobius, Hbt Sarah & Tone The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt
Bass Station ft Master Kaos (Melb) Syrup, Hbt Oscar The Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Lounge, Funk, Breaks and Drum n' Bass with SpinFx Mobius, Hbt Stratified & Threat Con Delta The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Sun June 13 Queens Ball Sugartrain & more The Republic Bar, Hobart
Thu June 10 Whet ‘n’ Funky Sportsman’s Hall Hotel, Ltn
Four Letter Fish The Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham
Thomas, Kim & The Fox
Tue June 15 Khaola Funk The Republic Bar, Hobart Wed June 16 Legendary Uni Night The Saloon, Ltn Mick Attard The Rakes Damen Browne Irish Murphy’s, Ltn TasMusic Night Housework The Voyeurs The Resonation The Republic Bar, Hobart Crossover with DJ Gnosis & guests Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Lounge Mobius, Hbt Linc The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Thu June 17 Whet ‘n’ Funky Sportsman’s Hall Hotel, Ltn Samuel Bester The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Stevie Page (Melb) The Republic Bar, Hobart Bunker Funk with Grotty Mobius, Hbt Mesh Syrup, Hbt Fri June 18 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Final of Miss Indy Kamakaze Karaoke in The Lube The Saloon, Ltn Stevie Page The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Pete Cornelius & the Devilles The Republic Bar, Hobart “Refined” Telegraph Hotel, Hbt La Casa Syrup, Hbt Sat June 19 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Pet Fester Chilli in The Lube The Saloon, Ltn Pete Cornelius/Mike Elrington The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Enrico Crivellaro The Republic Bar, Hobart Funken Unbelievable Reality, Ltn
@Venue 02/06/04 - 06/07/04 The Robinson’s The Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Lounge, Funk, Breaks and Drum n' Bass with SpinFx Mobius, Hbt Tackyland Syrup, Hbt Sun June 20 Da Big Sunday Irish Murphy’s, Ltn Toasted hammond Quintet The Republic Bar, Hobart Stardust Hawker & Resonation The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Mon June 21 Josh Wilkinson The Republic Bar, Hobart Tue June 22 Ballpoint CD launch The Republic Bar, Hobart Wed June 23 John Butler Trio & Missy Higgins Hobart City Hall Stevie Page Funken Unbelievable Legendary Uni Night The Saloon, Ltn The Dead Abigails The Charlie Parkers Swedish Styles The Voyeurs + solo acts Irish Murphy’s, Ltn Harlem Lounge The Republic Bar, Hobart Crossover with DJ Gnosis & guests Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Lounge Mobius, Hbt Andy Elliot The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Thu June 24 The Fauves The Saloon, Ltn Whet ‘n’ Funky Sportsman’s Hall Hotel, Ltn Fiona Brown/Mick Attard The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Kitto & Band The Republic Bar, Hobart Bunker Funk with Grotty Mobius, Hbt Mesh Syrup, Hbt Fri June 25 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Kitto The Saloon, Ltn Round-a Bout The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Black Dollar
Newstead Hotel, Ltn
The Republic Bar, Hobart
Steve Page The Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham
LoCaL PrOdUcE Mobius, Hbt
The Fauves Pretty Mess The Republic Bar, Hobart
Thu July 1 Whet ‘n’ Funky Sportsman’s Hall Hotel, Ltn
“Refined” Telegraph Hotel, Hbt
Daniel Townsend The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn
Lounge with Hamba, Hip-Hop and Breaks with Grotty, SpinFx Mobius, Hbt
Bunker Funk with Grotty Mobius, Hbt
Pickle Syrup, Hbt Sat June 26 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Super Saturday Chilli Dance Party in The Lube The Saloon, Ltn Turry Beevor The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Big Swifty Reality, Ltn Hui’s Last Stand Rave with up to 8 DJ’s Hui’s favourite bands on stage Irish Murphy’s, Ltn Kitto Tall Timbers Hotel, Smithton The Fauves Pretty Mess The Republic Bar, Hobart Oscar The Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Lounge, Funk, Breaks and Drum n' Bass with SpinFx Mobius, Hbt Marita & Jeremy The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Tackyland Syrup, Hbt Sun June 27 Recovery Da Biggest Sunday Up to 15 acts Irish Murphy’s, Ltn Cake Walking Babies The Republic Bar, Hobart Kitto Chancellor, Scammander The Ray Matians The Telegraph Hotel, Hbt Thomas, Kim & The Fox The Prince of Wales Hotel, Hbt Mon June 28 republic Quiz Night The Republic Bar, Hobart Tues June 29 Joe Pirere The Republic Bar, Hobart Wed June 30 Son del Sur (Cuban music)
Mesh Syrup, Hbt Fri July 2 Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Leo & Mick Attard The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn Hilltop Hoods, The Saloon, Ltn Lounge with Hamba, Hip-Hop and Breaks with Grotty, SpinFx Mobius, Hbt Sat July 3 Hilltop Hoods Halo, Hbt Our House Cafe Blue, Ltn Oscar Reality, Ltn Carl Fidler The Royal Oak Hotel, Ltn The Charlie Parkers The Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham Lounge, Funk, Breaks and Drum n' Bass with SpinFx Mobius, Hbt Tackyland Syrup, Hbt Sun July 4 Blue Heelers The Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham
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Modern Times (1936) Dir: Charlie Chaplin 07/06/04 In his last “silent film” Charlie Chaplin presents a witty satire of life with technology. Launceston Film Society Members Only 6397 3061 The Longest Night Film Festival 18 - 27 June 2004 Fri 18 7pm LNFF Launch followed by Touching the Void AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE State Cinema
Under Antarctic Ice - AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE and The Unframed Continent State Cinema 9am - 5pm Ice-Inema - Film Making in Extreme Environments Conference The Old Woolstore Theatrette Mon 21 5.15pm Ice Worlds - Polar People, How to Build an Igloo, and Ice Trek North Pole State Cinema 7.00pm Zero Kelvin State Cinema
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The ultimate piss-take continues from Naked gun director David Zucker, demolishing just about every recent horror blockbuster, and cementing the trilogy as one of the all-time great comedy spoof series. A great cast was obviously hand-picked for the third incarnation, including a support role for Hot-Shots star Charlie Sheen, and Flying High veteran Leslie Nielsen as the President, who equally pull their weight in what is a riotous script. This is one of those rare comedies that has you laughing for ten minutes at a time, with few breaks. Even American Idol gets a working over, with infamous judge Simon Cowell having a led of himself, 8 Mile is torn apart and Michael Jackson cops a beating. DVD features deleted and extended scenes, the making, and outtakes and bloopers. Classic!
Bugs, bugs and more bugs! The sequel to the awesome Starship Troopers, was always going to battle for credibility in comparison, and while this movie makes a valiant effort to stand on it’s own, it falls well behind the original. We are transplanted onto a distant world where man is fighting the bugs, and losing. A groupf of survivors shack up in ana abandoned outpost well behind enemy lines. Soon the bugs have our troopers in trouble. The special effects, in the main, ar as good as the original, with a few exceptions, probably more due to direction that technical expertise, but where the original was a ground-breaking movie in style and plot, this relies on the special effects alone. That said there are some parts where the special effects are awesome, but we don’t get inside the characters or feel any real empathy for them.
Charlotte Rampling plays bestselling British crime novelist Sarah Morton, who faces a midlife crisis. With a serious case of writer’s block she is depressed and has begun drinking. Her publisher offers his beautiful house in the South of France as a retreat, with peace and quiet Morton begins to write again. The arrival of the publisher’s free-spirited teenage daughter unannounced catches her offguard, the girl’s immaturity and sexual promiscuity causes some friction between the two, which results in a silent power struggle developing as the weeks progress. The decadence of the French lifestyle makes it easy to be absorbed by this sensual and sexy film, the beauty of the rich landscape and architecture just surrounds you. It could be argued that the script lacks urgency and drama though it’s what isn’t said that makes this work.
Sordid retelling of the demise of porno king John Holmes (Val Kilmer), who rose to notoriety during the 70s, appearing in over 1000 films and around 14000 women. This picks up with Holmes being hooked on just about every class A of the time and involved with a bunch of underworld scumbags and appropriately skanky girls. Before long Holmes is embroiled in a bungled robbery and brutal multiple murders, in over his head he spills the beans to rather useless police, ratting out on just about everyone to save his own arse. Val Kilmer demonstrates method acting again but that’s about it. Lisa Kudrow steps out of her comfort zone to play a very plain, submissive Sharon Holmes. Boogie Nights simply beat these guys to it. This may be the original true story but it just lacks the same appeal. What is a truly gripping story could have been adapted with a little
Forbidden Siren scene only to end up being chased by a Police Officer that has become rather abnormal. As it turns out all of the Villagers in this rural town have been turned into the walking dead or ‘shibito’, and they are all keen on brining the living to an untimely demise. The mystery of the ceremony and what is actually happened to the village is played out over the course of a few days by several playable characters, who like Kyoya Suda, have been trapped in the village when an earthquake occurred, the waters turned red as blood and the sirens began to sound.
PS2 Game Review jacking is an interesting concept it leaves me feeling as if it is more gimmick than an integral part of the game. The need to know what has happened in the village of Hanuda might sustain you for while, but it really hard to stay enthusiastic throughout the trial and error parts of the game, which for me become rather tedious. This game is suited for horror fans that have loads of patience otherwise, if your like me, forget it. Graphics
With each character you are presented with a mission to complete, usually to get out of a certain part of the village, either by yourself or with another character in tow, avoiding the towns ‘shibito’ along the way. To avoid the towns undead you have to use a unique feature of the game called ‘sight jacking’.
I was excited when asked do to this review of this game that I had not heard of, I mean its not everyday that you get to play something that is still unscheduled for release in the US, and only released so far in the Asia/Pacific Region. It is quite a strange game with an interesting game play as well. It takes place over the course of a few weeks from the perspective of a few characters, with you taking on the role of each of these characters in order for the story to progress. The game is quite Scary, but leaves itself short by losing the suspense with some really terrible dialogue from the actors. Asian influenced graphics and characters become lost with all characters adopting English Accents. You begin the game as Kyoya Suda who comes to a rural town to witness some strange ritual being conducted in the forest. He then flees the
This new feature of the game is pretty cool, but can be annoying. It involves the character going into a meditative state (hold down L2 button) and then tuning into the minds of the shibito to find out where they are. You cannot control the Shibito, just see what they see in order to gauge where they are on the map. This function, whilst different to any other game I have played, is relatively important for Siren to work. Graphically this game is excellent, but it is perhaps too dark and there is a little too much fog. There is a grain filter used which adds to the Scary atmosphere but this atmosphere is lost with poor dialogue from the actors. The maps are relatively small but the amount of trial and error involved to clear simple, confined stages therefore ends up seeming like more of a hindrance than it does an actual challenge. I quite liked this game, as it is different from most games that I have played. Its story line and use of multiple characters to tell the story is an excellent idea but leaves itself a lot to be desired with tedious game play. While sight
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Dead Letters The Rasmus
‘Wayward Angel’ Kasey Chambers
Rock solid Aussie hip-hop release that conceptually is like Mad Max meets Wu-tang, and credited as being inspired by Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Stan Lee Comics, and The Matrix to name a few. Slick turntablism and beats that don’t stagnate, their intelligent rhymes are never clichéd and tightly bubble along. Some great samples and nice use of Aussie spoken word, a kind of regal ABC-doco style narrative of the state of Australia post-holocaust that keep you interested as the theme unfolds, which results in a twenty track blockbuster. This just gets better as it goes on, Beyond Underground is exactly that, a barve new world for proud Aussie hip-hoppers, establishing a much needed identity for Aussie rap, less selfconscious gimmickry and needless selfpromotion, more substance.
It’s Human Nature and Bon Jovi doing bad Anthrax covers, sweet little love songs disguised as brooding power metal.
ARIA award winning songstress and mediadarling Kasey Chambers returns to the studio after a couple of years touring and having babies, with partner Nash in the driver’s seat for Wayward Angel.I have to admit to being apprehensive about reviewing this, but the show must go on.
Their squeaky clean sound has enjoyed huge success on the home-front, the four-piece from Finland appear to be the nice G-Rated poster boys for the healthy Eastern European and Scandinavian metal scene, much to their dismay no doubt. Dead Letters is unlikely to be as fruitful for the Rasmus abroad, their sound would be well placed in a bad US high school midday movie rather than on Rage. Credit where it’s due, their crunchy riffs and tight fills are nice enough, though if anything this serves to mislead somewhat.
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It’s her unique, emotive style of country ballad that has seen Kasey rise to the top of her game in recent years, tugging at the heartstrings of thousands in Australia and abroad. It’s a metaphoric tapestry of homecomings, flying like birds, and other symbolic streams of consciousness. The universal themes of each track seem to suggest that the album is written more for American audiences, after all it is the market for country music at a mainstream level.
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‘Auf der Maur’ Melissa Auf Der Maur EMI It’s all about quality for Melissa Auf Der Maur, an exceptional release that is bound to make waves globally. After years playing bass for Hole, Auf Der Maur uses her wealth of experience to cut an explosive debut record. This is just such a great sound, kind of gothic grunge-rock.
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Input from over a dozen dynamic and supertalented artists help to cement a dynamite original rock album.
This truly is a must have record, sexy, dark, thrashy, melodic rock, everything just hits the mark, the lyrics are fantastic and the mix-down is super-tight.
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Bush Buggies Finally I got to do something where there was almost no chance of me dying, from doing it, but where I could still have some fun. A bush bash at Launceston Lakes Wildlife park was just what I wanted. Launceston Lakes Wildlife Park is about 12 km along Ecclestone Road from the turnoff from the West tamar Highway. Unfortunately, it's going to be a bit hard to get to unless you've got your own transport, but it is worth the effort to get there. About 9km along Ecclestone Road, the road turns to dirt, although it is a good dirt road, and you feel like you're in the country, with open pastures and bushy hills. Anyway, you can't miss the entrance to the park, with a towering gate reminiscent of Japanese structures which leads to a track that winds it's way around a lake to a modern building that is the centre of the facilites. Inside are tables and chairs and a kiosk with hot and cold food and beverages. While we're waiting for the buggies to come back from a tour we look around the park, with the help of a guide. We find out that there are forty different types of birds in the park, from all over the world, housed in some of the best aviaries that i've seen. There are also alpacas, wallabies, Tasmanian devils (without cancerous tumours) wombats with young and rabbits. All the facilities are clean and new, having been rebuilt and constantly upgraded by the new owners Dick and Judy. Once people pay and enter the Park, there is a huge playground area for children and four free barbeques under cover. It costs $10 to enter the
Park for adults and $5 for children aged 4 to 14. We hear the buggies come back from their trip and make our way up to the departure area. We get our helmuts and safety glasses and buckle ourselves into what resemble miniature Speedway cars, complete with roll cages. They have a pretty simple operation - key start, in neutral, with an auto gearbox. One pedal for the accelerator and one for the brake. A couple of revs and we're off, bouncing along the rough track amongst the bush. The balloon tyres and coil suspension absorb most of the terrain but enough bumps come through to make it fun. The track takes about 35 to 50 minutes to do a circuit, depending upon how quickly you go. Dick leads the group of buggies and controls the speed, as best he can, because he wants everyone to keep four wheels on the ground at all times. It's a safety thing. Dick says some people come out especially in winter when the creek is flowing and send the mud flying and love it! So, he's going to pump water onto the track all year round, so bring a change of clothes if this is what gets you off as you'll be covered in mud from head to toe. They definitely get the adrenaline pumping, which lasts until you are driving out of the front gate and on your way home again. The buggies cost $40 per person and bookings are required, so call ahead before you go. There are twelve buggies in total, so up to eleven people plus Dick can go on an trip at any one time. You can call Dick and Judy on 6396 6100.
Backpacker Review Metro Backpackers - Launceston code for entry after 10pm and leads out to a 12space car park for hostel guests. Back upstairs past the front desk, is the Internet café, boasting 3 very fast Internet terminals, (a must for the traveller on the run) starting from $2.50 for 15 minutes and free freshly ground coffee for each hour booked. There are multiple languages settings for the international traveller. CD burning from your digital camera is also available at $10 each.
The first impression when you walk into the Metro is that it is very clean and bright. The smell of freshly ground coffee makes you feel warm and I instantly felt comfortable in this friendly looking establishment.
Going up the stairs took us a while, as we kept stopping to read the wall of fame displaying photographs of various guests and their interesting facts. From a back-up singer for Barry Mannilow to a German guy who fled East Berlin in 1989, they have all achieved immortality at the Metro. When we finally made it upstairs, there was another, larger TV room with a huge variety of magazines to browse through, a good heater and plenty of seating.
Despite a brief mix-up with our room, our stay was almost flawless. Our double bed was surrounded by magnificent photographs by Tasmania’s Peter Dumbrovski. The high ceiling and soothing blue walls said comfort and pride. Bottom sheet and duna are provided, and while I was dubious about sufficient warmth, when I climbed into bed at 1am, I slept like a baby. I even managed to fall asleep quickly despite the pub band next door still thrashing away, audible through our walls.
The lounge leads into the 24 hour kitchen, which has plenty of utensils and appliances, where fridges are clearly marked with room numbers. The cosy dining room with world map and picnic style tables, soothing artwork and sliding doors leads out onto the balcony. A barbeque is available for meat lovers. There is a pub next door with discount meals for YHA members and music on most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. All other pubs, eateries and the cinema are no more than a 12-minute walk away and Coles is just 7 minutes away. City Park’s sweeping lawns, large trees and monkeys are just over the road.
The hostel comfortably sleeps up to 70 guests at $20-25/person. The grand tour from the manager led us down the back, past the hostel greenery (John’s pride and joy!) and into the basement with ping-pong and pool table, laundry and TV room. The back door (late night entrance) has a security
In fact, I don’t think I have ever stayed in a hostel anywhere in the world that offers more services to make your life easier than the Metro. From National Park Passes to tour bookings, bike hire and easy taxi services, they even offer a Ghost Tour of Launceston.
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Phone: 03 6334 4505 Fax: 03 6334 8777 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.backpackersmetro.com.au
F i l m M a k e r P r o f i l e - A n i m a t o r To m P r i e s t l y Tom Priestly has a pretty warped sense of humour. He started drawing comics in 1976 and continued to draw up until the 1990s. His comics started out in anof-beat science fiction vein, but he found there was only a small market for this genre. The comics morphed into social piss-take commentary, as he calls it, his self-confessed best story being Inspector Crickey and the Toyland Crime Files. Tom met up with fellow comic artist, Bill Flowers, in the 90s and they drew together until 1999. When the Internet became popular, the demand for independent comics dropped significantly and it was impossible to sell comics at level of the early 90s. They realized they needed to adapt to this new medium and in 1999 discovered 2-D animation puppetry. They started out with a Hi-8 video camera and sound editing gear and all of the early films were shot in one take. They would line up the scenes across the floor and try to get the next shot ready before the camera went off pause. Their first four films were about Inspector Crickey. In 2001, Tom’s production company, Off Planet Films, entered their first 2-D animated film in the AFI’s ‘Reinventing the Reel’ film festival. ‘Detour’, made with their digital camera, was the first film they had made with a specific purpose in mind, besides for their own warped amusement. ‘Detour’ was entered half jokingly because they thought their stuff was too ‘off the planet’, a bit too warped for mainstream consumption but, to their delight and amazement, they won! In 2002, Tom bought a PC editing system with the winnings and went on to make ‘Solitary
Extraction’. It didn’t do very well locally, but when they put it online with Kevin Spacey’s ‘Trigger Street’ in 2003, it moved quickly up the ranks.In Trigger Street’s online festival, which judged each film from the amount of hits it got, ‘Solitary Extraction’ ranked in the Top Ten. Due to their online success, Tom was flown over to the states to see ‘Solitary Extraction’ shown at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. When Tom talks about the trip, he still has a smile on his face and you can tell he’s pretty chuffed. While he didn’t actually get to meet Kevin Spacey, the man, he did talk to him on the phone. Kevin was going to be in Germany during the festival so he called everyone from the Trigger Street contingent to wish them luck. Off Planet Films has about 10 films on the Trigger Street website and they are doing pretty well. The Trigger Street Production Company has noticed this and they have expressed an interest to do an animated series with Off Planet Films. The films have a certain quirky charm, part of which is the ridiculously cheap cost of production. Tom reckons it only costs them about $40-$50 to make each one, buying the cardboard from KMart and the cheapest, nastiest water colours they can find. When asked what the series will be about? “Well it’s a bunch of characters, set in Tasmania, sort of like of a SouthPark/Simspons vein, but with it’s own flavour. Actually, it’s an absurd spoof, let’s call it Blue Heelers on acid!” Tom laughs. You can view Off Planet Films flicks on www.triggerstreet.com.
Hobart fashion Week a celebration and a promotion of the increase of fashion retail in Hobart. The Arcade held the parade on 29 May with lines presented by its main clothing retailers. The evidence is everywhere that there’s been a definite fashion improvement in the city. This season has been the best I’ve ever seen – pointytoed boots, R n’ B babe style, designer denim and over-sized accessories adorning almost every Hobart 20 something. I caught up with the organiser of the parade, Glenwyn Dolan, to figure out the rise of Hobart cool. “I think Tasmanians have always been interested in fashion,” she says. “With the introduction of affordable air and sea travel, and the number of visitors to the state, the demand has increased for quality fashion retailers.” She is optimistic that the growth will continue. “The amount of national fashion chains showing interest in establishing a business in Hobart is very exciting,” she says.
One thing’s for certain – Hobart style has improved considerably since the days when displaying your Calvin Klein undies over the top of over-sized jeans was considered the height of fashion. I grew up in the city almost constantly dismayed by the lack of slick clothing. It was something I only witnessed when a friend or associate had returned from an interstate or international shopping trip. As a hopeless fashion romantic and eBay expert, I was thrilled, albeit cautiously, when I heard that the Hobart Cat & Fiddle Arcade were holding a public fashion parade - in honour of “Hobart Fashion Week,” no less. Hobart Fashion Week is
Dolan says that organising the event has been a lot of fun. “All of the businesses at Cat & Fiddle have been extremely supportive and excited about the prospect of having their first fashion parade,” she says. “I am extremely pleased with the amount of interest shown.” And Hobart fashion follows its own rules. “This season’s colours are strong autumn tones with the burgundy and reds dominating and a pretty range of pastels,” she says. Margaret Mulholland, who coordinated the event is also very excited about Hobart’s fashion future. “Cat & Fiddle Arcade is really firing up to be the fashion icon of Hobart,” she says. The parade was a great success, squeezing in over 120 fashionista’s. The Arcade supplied great freebies like handbags and chocolates, as well as champagne and nibblies. A jazz trio provided a Continued over page...
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AMATEUR MODEL COMPETITION HEATS June 12th June 19th June 26th
FINAL July 3rd
TIME 9pm - 11:30pm
PLACE The Batman Fawkner Hotel 35 Cameron St
Name: Fuzz Age: 19 Describe your style: Fuzzy What’s your passion: Mettalica What turns you off: Bogans Most important issue today: Living as a Teenager Favourite band: Mettalica Favourite track: Hero of the Day (Mettalica) Favourite drink: Vodka I’m gonna: Waste my hate on you
Name: She Age: 18 Describe your style: Punk What’s your passion: Music What turns you off: HipHop Most important issue today: Human Rights Favourite band: Pink Floyd Favourite track: Goodbye Cruel World (Pink Floyd) Favourite drink: Vodka I’m gonna: Get intoxicated, listen to Pink Floyd
Name: Tiffany Age: 22 Describe your style: Casual What’s your passion: Fashion and decorating What turns you off: Liars important issue today: War Fave band: 70s Music Fave track: Anything 70’s Favourite drink: Skinny Double Cap I’m gonna: Go to work
Name: Todd Age: 21 Describe your style: Modern What’s your passion: Having Fun What turns you off: People that use you Most important issue today: Wark Favourite band: Linkin Park Track: Numb (Linkin Park) Favourite drink: Southern Comfort & Cokeian I’m gonna: Go to work
Hobart Fashion Week continued... sleek entrance into the event, transforming the food court where the event was held, a place of madness and cheap food on any given Saturday. The lines paraded were divided into three main categories – sporty casual, corporate daywear and evening wear. All of the models were amateurs, but were mostly interesting enough to keep the audience engaged. Over 11 retailers paraded their latest lines. Resistance, a new addition to the centre, showed off their edgy gear, which is basically a quality ripoff of the designer Diesel label. Cue stayed true to their style with conservative, black corporate wear, bordering on the overly-safe, but tasteful. The most pleasant surprise at the parade was Noni B – bad name, but sexy, classy women’s day and evening wear. Their models were also well chosen for their delicate and dainty style. At the end of the day, I wasn’t that inspired to rush out and shop in the Arcade, and didn’t feel that I’d learnt much or been privy to new, exciting
developments. This was because essentially, the parade was a promotional event. Hobartians are rarely treated to a showcase of original and designer gear. By this I don’t mean that the day was wasted. Hopefully events such as these will spur on creativity in Hobart designers, now that we know there’s a growing market’s here, with the population and youth-market ever increasing. Perhaps that is incentive enough to keep talent in the state, and prevent the leaking out of any more Alannah Hill’s, a Geeveston girl turned go-go dancing designer. As far as the future of Hobart fashion goes, we’re not following international, or even national trends (apart from the huge rise of Louis Vuitton monograms I’ve seen parading around Hobart). I don’t think that this is a negative; we should aim at maintaining our uniqueness that we have acquired due to our isolated island positioning in the world.