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If The Protectors were any hotter they’d be on fire. With a sound that’s fresh and new yet somehow mysteriously also mixing in the best old school influences, these guys have been knocking the socks off everyone who hears them, just check out the review of their May 2 gig in this issue!

Being one of Australia’s (and the worlds) most brutal and extreme metal bands performing today, The Berzerker are no strangers to controversy. However now they’re stirring it up over the video for their cover version of a pop song.

Yep, you just missed ‘em. But don’t fret! They’re coming back soon. Fresh off a tour supporting Eagles of Death Metal in April, the Newcastle band is about to embark on their Indie Club Tour, and will be burning up the stage come mid-June, with two shows in Tasmania. Their Tarantula EP features the obnoxiously catchy first single, ‘I’m A Sister,’ a free download of which can be snagged from their website www. If that doesn’t convince you, a live performance surely will! The long-haired foursome are shown here tearing up the Metro stage in Sydney: So get on it! Check these guys and their upcoming gigs out, and witness the explosive birth of the next big thing. So you can say you saw ‘em when… 0

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On Thursday the 14th of May, The Alley Cat in Hobart will be host to the ‘Global Greens Benefit’ which features an impressive line-up and will be hosted by Nuck McKim. Acts include Milo Bean, Kiss Whisky, Cindi Tunes, The Muddy Turds, The Mainland Gerbils, Radio Silence and Hayley Couper and more. The show kicks off at 8pm and for a measly $5 you get plenty of great music! 0 14 May @ The Alley Cat, Hobart


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0 RAW NERVE WINNERS Raw Nerve provides new filmmakers with the training, mentors, resources and financial assistance to make their first low budget short film in an industry environment. The program is there to span the entire process from conception of an idea, script, production, post-production and marketing. For 2009, there were sixteen applicants and of these four were chosen. They were: Bernard Lloyd, with his film The Tin Man, a bio-pic on Tasmanian prospector James “Philosopher” Smith; Marisa Mastrocola with her film Village in my Suitcase, about a young woman grieving the passing of her father’s Italian peasant village; Dominique Hurley and Justice Newman with Water; and Jasmine Cameron with The Night Garden, which follows the theme of silent bonds we form with people when we face difficult times through the eyes of a young insomniac. Award winning filmmaker Roger Scholes will be Supervising Producer for the project. We congratulate the winners, as well as all those who entered. 0


Contributors: Carl Fidler, Glenn Moorehouse, Dane Hunnerup, Nick Hay, Tabitha Fletcher, Mike Wilcox, Mick Lowenstein, Rebecca Taylor, Dave Elliston.

Most people remember the Russian pop duo T.A.T.U. and their hit song ‘All The Things She Said’ as well as their image of underage lesbians. Now with their cover, The Berzerker have upped the ante with their filmclip, featuring two schoolgirls being inspired by T.A.T.U and two of Australia’s best known fetish models to explore their own sexuality. The clip has attracted a large number of viewings and positive comments after a short time online, but also a huge number of complaints. The clip has now been restricted to 18+ despite not having nudity or violence. Who knows where the controversy will go next! You can check out the clip yourselves to see what all the fuss is about at:

Hot on the release of their long awaited LP Love Your Band, The Little Stevies are sharing their love and bringing it down to Hobart on Friday the 15th of May.

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To hear about the album and more (including a list of things to love about their upcoming shows), you can check out our interview with vocalist Bethany Stevens in Issue 92, available online at The sibling led band, and darlings of Triple J, are first time visitors to Tasmania, so lead the love in and welcome them to the state to the sweet sounds of their particular brand of pop-folk. 0 15 May @ Republic Bar, Hobart

Get Kracking!

For all the budding Idol wannabes and lounge room rockstars, Krackieoke is the place for you. It’s karaoke with a slightly insane twist. Well, maybe not so slight. Where did the name come from? Having a Krack! To Krackies (Bogans), To Krackieoke! Easy formula. Also the way people turn into complete spackos when it’s their turn on the mic, believe me - it happens to all of us. To what extent is Krackieoke like Karaoke, but on crack? Uncle Snuffle Trunks Says NO! Mr Krysstopher de Krackerson says YES! Apart from the name, how else does it differ from other Karaoke nights? On most occasions we have a Krack off. This is were we choose the best two people of the night and put them up against each other. They get to choose one of their own songs and then the competitors choose a song for their opponent. We then get the crowd to judge who’s the best of the best. The prizes are pretty random, shopper dockets, lunch at the China Diner, a rock that got stuck in Guido’s diff. Next month it’s a bag of Chicken Wings! What do people get out of performing at Krackieoke? Seriously, I think it’s great for people who want to sing but don’t have to confidence to get up front in a band and in the end may give them the confidence to join or create a band for themselves. Not so seriously, you get to make a complete yobbo of yourself, which we all love to do. To what extent do the songs they sing differ from the usual Karaoke tunes? We have a list of over 3000 songs. The metal kids who frequent the event love all their classics, Queen, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, the list goes on. But hey there are one hit wonders and bopper stuff in there too. Oh, and nothing wrong with having the likes of Dead Kennedy’s, Ralph Harris and The Darkness in there too. What’s the standard of singing like? Basically, it ranges from absolutely fucking shit (which I love the best) to perfect high-energy performances and in tune singing. How many performers are regulars, on average, and how many newbies do you get? We get people coming in from all walks of life, a heap of regulars come in for the event every month and we keep hearing of more people wanting to come along to have a “Krack”. The newbies tend to hang back a bit but when they see the likes of Big Bazza belting out ‘Ace Of Spades’ and going off his tits they tend to loosen up a bit or maybe that was the Cocaine Smile they just consumed. What rules are involved? Don’t jump on the TV monitor! When can we get some Krackieoke? First Saturday of every month Krackers!! And doing a 30th birthday @ The Brisbane Hotel on the 22nd of May. ;) Apart from that, any world leader meetings, tea society functions or retirement home lounges you know about, give me a call. sDAVID WILLIAMS 0 22 May @ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

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"Frontman Pete Stals oozed intensity, from his fembot Iggy Pop image to the screaming abandon of his vocals..." DRUM MEDIA E P O U T N O W, ' TA R A N T U L A' WW W. M Y S PA C E . C O M / T H E P R O T ECTORS


Life After the Apocalypse It’s been a pretty full-on twelve months for The Presets. Since the release of the monster-hit album, Apocalypso, with singles like ‘My People’ that scorched the airwaves and dancefloors alike and a live act that’s led to sell out tours around the country, The Presets haven’t stopped. They’ve come a long way from working in a pizza shop in order to fund their musical pursuits, and now they’re hoping to go further. With the current tour closing the chapter on Apocalypso, there’s a new album on the horizon and vocalist Julian Hamilton couldn’t be more excited. When Julian met Kim Moyes, his future ‘other half ’ (of The Presets), they were students at university. The fast friends soon began making music together, although it was a little different to the hit songs they’re churning out today. “The stuff we did in the past was a lot more experimental and they were instrumental pieces, some were about thirteen minutes long, and they had no pop hook to them… What we’re doing these days is a lot more commercial sounding, the songs are three minutes long and kind of upbeat and fun and make people want to dance.”

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“We really just make this music because it’s what we feel like doing at the moment. We never dreamt that it would have the appeal where all of the public would get on board the way they have. It certainly has been beyond our wildest expectations.” The duo managed to strike a nerve by simply making the music they liked with Apocalypso, which was their break out record, but not their first. The first Presets album was met with critical success, but was nowhere near as well received by the public. The change from Beams to Apocalypso is one Julian describes as refinement and an improved sophistication. He poetically puts it like this, describing that “it’s like the music’s flowing out of us and we’re just trying to catch it and make something out of it, and I think perhaps we’re just getting a little bit better at it each time.” The partnership is also a factor, with the two artists working more and more in sync and complimenting each other better as they spend more time together touring, writing and perfecting their act. “I think three years of hard touring and building up a bit of a rep as an entertaining show, that’s what really helped Apocolypso become what it is.” And what it is, is an album that went gold in two weeks, platinum in two months and is on its way to going triple platinum. As Julian mentioned, it was certainly something that exceeded the band’s expectations, but has given them a welcome change. The band are still the people they were, still doing what they love, only now making music has become a much easier task, at least practically. And now with Apocalypso, the ease has also stemmed to creative areas, as it’s success has afforded them the opportunity to go into the new record without any deadlines or constrictions. And heading into the studio is exactly what they plan to do after the current tour, which will be, as Julian describes, “the end of Apocalypso for [The Presets].” “What Kim and I are looking forward to most is getting back into the studio, together and also on our own and just making music for no reason… just making music for fun, because we haven’t had a chance to do that for a while.” Hopefully the fun these two have will result in another album that strikes so well with the public. But Julian isn’t promising just another Apocalypso, for even he doesn’t know what it’s going to sound like yet. Looking back at his earlier music only shows how much they’ve changed over time, and how much they could change. He is, in fact, anticipating the chance to “flip it on its head again and hopefully do something that no one’s expecting. It’s a really nice feeling to be in, knowing that we have fans out there that trust us. I think we’ll just get more and more confident in doing the music that we love.” Whatever music the band produces in the future as it grows and evolves, what is clear for Julian and The Presets, is that the love of creating music is at the forefront of their agenda. And as they move on from Apocalypso, the only thing we know to expect from these two is that they’ll be continuing to make music, whatever type it may be. “Five years ago and fifteen years ago we were making music, and we’re making music today, so I hope in another fifteen years we’re still making music. I don’t know if it’s going to be music for records, if it’s going to be Presets, for dancefloors, for movies…We’ll definitely be making music but I have no idea what.” sDAVID WILLIAMS & MEEGAN MAY

Will you survive the Apocalypso? 0 23 May @ Derwent Centre, Hobart 0 24 May @ Royal Albert Hall, Launceston 6

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Gimme More

“…Everyone in Tasmania should come to the Brisbane to rock and drink beer with us. I want to talk to everyone in the bar. I love rock!...” The Gimmies are a punk-rock band that has come a long way. At least geographically. Hailing from Japan, this full-on foursome of fierce rock and roll are here in Oz to present their follow up to Auto Shutoff…Any Questions. Their new album Roll Up is a showcase for their high-energy garage rock, and we talk to vocalist/guitarist Sora about the difficulties of writing in a foreign language, and how he’s looking forward to an ice cold Tassie beer. Who are some of the bands that have influenced your style? We all love Australian rock and think some of the best rock and roll bands ever have come from Down Under. We love so many bands but some of the main ones include; Radio Birdman, the Saints, New Christs, Celibate Rifles, Hard On’s, the Eastern Dark, the Spazzy’s, Mach Pelican… there are so many! How did you get started listening to and playing punk rock? I guess like many people it was from first listening to the Ramones and then wanting to start a band to sound like them. Also some great bands from Japan like Guitar Wolf and Teengenrate also made us want to start a band. Do punk and rock and roll have much of a following in Japan? Rock and roll still has a following in Japan but

unfortunately what we consider ‘rock’ is not what a lot of the big press and record labels don’t agree on. There is too much shit, haircut bands and wankers who only think they are rock. If you wear a Sex Pistols t-shirt you are not the Sex Pistols. What makes Japanese garage punk rock different from Australian or American? I guess language is the main difference. Some bands in Japan sing in Japanese some in English. Also I think Australia has a distinct punk rock sound maybe from bands like Radio Birdman who had a punk/surf sound. We love those bands and are inspired by them but we don’t’ want to imitate them. We want to be the Gimmies. And what are the similarities? The spirit of playing loud fun rock music is the same in Japan and American and Australia. And beer. Ha ha!

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saturday 23rd may


the scientists of modern music

bob evans + Steve poltz (canada)




Jazz Upstairs: Swingamathing & Special Guests 6pm CHUCK RAGAN (HOT WATER MUSIC) + TOM GABEL (AGAINST ME!) $27/$30 9pm little stevies + nathan wheldon & The two-timers $10 10 pm labjacd $12/15 10 pm nick lovell +ABBEY DOGETT 9 pm carl rush 8.30 pm the sign 9 pm










So if you want to have a beer with the members of the hardest rocking band in Japan, check out The Gimmies: 0 19 May @ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

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What are you looking forward to about the Australian tour? I love playing in Australia. Australian people love good music and they have fun. I love playing the Tote in Melbourne, which is like our CBGB’s! Also we really

What should we be looking forward to about your tour? What’s a Gimmies show like? A Gimmies show is one hundred per cent rock action! No bullshit rock. Only blow your head off rock. Everyone in Tasmania should come to the Brisbane to rock and drink beer with us. I want to talk to everyone in the bar. I love rock!

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Are audiences different in Australia, or are rock and roll crowds the same the world over? Rock crowds are the same. It depends on the night. If it’s a good night it can change your life. I want to have my life changed in Tasmania.

excited about coming to Tasmania. It will be our first time to Tassie so we can try your beer. I like VB, but I like all beer.


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How do you find writing lyrics in English when it’s not your first language? It is difficult to write in English but I think it sounds better when it comes to garage rock. In Japan many people don’t speak English very well, but they can understand song lyrics from Rolling Stones or AC DC. Also my mother was English teacher in Japan so she taught me how to sing the Beatles.

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Wednesday 20TH

Joe Piere & The Blackberries



Jazz Upstairs: Swingamathing & Special Guests Kobya & Band (Reggae)


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The scientists of modern music + Adam Turner + Kyl $15/$20




bob evans + steve poltz (Canada)





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Quiz Night



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So they might not exactly be beginners, but these “new” guys are fresh to Syrup and have a fresh sound ready for the New DJ Night hitting the club on the 22nd of May.




“…I would like to do a gig underwater to people in diving gear with wireless water proof headphones...” How did you get started as a DJ? I’ve been on the party scene since 1993, and it was around 2002 in London that I bought a piece of software to turn my laptop into a DJ rig. House parties and the underground London electro ex strip bars were the de rigueur places to play, by 2005 Damage was born (wiv Billa), an after hours party geared for late night electro techno nasties. We catered for the crowds of Boombox and Antisocial parties and the like, as their clubs finished at 2am. What’s your signature style? I’d say fresh imaginative electro laser rock, with elements mixed from all over the shop: classics, new wave and edgy electro warehouse. Always looking for clever remixes that people can have fun with. There are some amazing electronic bands out there with remixers tuning them for the dance floor. Dance like a machine. How do you keep your sound fresh? I keep it in the fridge. In a secret air locked container down the back. Fresh ingredients if you want them find their own way to the knife. Best time you’ve ever had while wearing headphones? Blasting up Lake Como, Italy on a speedboat in Italy after a big night while the sun came up. Playing ‘Here Comes the Sun’. Playing to a packed warehouse with people properly raving it up in Hackney, in East London, at Nuke ‘em All was pretty dope too. Do you have a dream gig? I would like to do a gig underwater to people in diving gear with wireless water proof headphones. It the next evolution in the silent rave. The light show would pretty awesome. The fish shimmer and dance. What’s the weirdest thing or request anyone’s ever asked of you in your capacity as a DJ? R&B and Hip-Hop requests on nights that are clearly electronic rock night (skinny black jeans). Weirds me out every time. The rest I couldn’t say in print, weird stuff that goes on in the club and should stay in the club.

How did you get started as a DJ? Back in the dim dark ages (mid 90s) I was lucky enough to get shown the ropes by the residents at Hazard Zone (Upstairs in Club Surreal) and I’ve been playing on and off ever since. I’ve recently taken the plunge and ‘gone digital’ and now use an Xponent controller and Torq software. How did you get started as a DJ? About 6 years ago one of my flatmates brought home a set of Technics decks & a Numark mixer. I had a play and I was hooked instantly. Soon after I went to a gig in Hobart & saw some of Tassie’s finest at work and thought ‘I want to do that’. I started playing commercial dance at the Vic Tavern. About 4 years ago I moved to Launceston where & saw Kid Kenobi play his Sessions tour. Getting hooked on breaks I picked up a residency at Lonnies, thanks to the guys from ChilliDJ, and had a few guest spots at the then Reality. A year ago I moved back to Hobart, and have now hooked up with the guys at Syrup. What’s your signature style? I’ll mix and sample anything as long as it has a broken beat this usually results in a fat mash of Fidget, Breaks & DnB.

“…I’ll mix and sample anything as long as it has a broken beat ...” How do you keep your sound fresh? Being a breaks DJ I get bored with tracks pretty quick so I’m always looking to do something a little different with a mix. I like to sample or dub something over a well known track that everyone knows, shaking it up & making it my own. Best time you’ve ever had while wearing headphones? Well now, that’s private. But I have had my fair share of both good & bad gigs, the best would have to be when out of nowhere people start breaking & busting the moves in the middle of the floor. Do you have a dream gig? Mixing support for some of Aussies biggest DJs, no more, no less.

Who or what do you think is going to be big this year? Robot type music from the future that will make you fizzle and pop, it’s going on right now, for sure. Keep an eye out for Ozzie Band Gameboy/Gamegirl, they have it going on, and they are fun as hell. DJ Hell has just dropped an interesting album recently. It is a good sound that is making it way to clubs right now. The beat will slow a little. 124, 125.

What do you think about Tasmania’s dance scene? It’s too commercial. Every man and his chick wants to hear the latest Ministry tracks and Top 100. What these whippersnappers need is a good dose of real dance music, expand their culture a bit.

AmanCalledCraig is playing as part of Syrup’d New DJs Night 0 22 May @ Syrup, Hobart 8

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Fatter Than Nusrat

Although it may sound a little like a childish insult, Fatter Than Nusrat are in fact a band of the funk-rock persuasion, hailing from Byron Bay.

What do you think about Tasmania’s dance scene? I am pretty impressed by the amount of international and big names that make their way down here. Tasmania has a lot of potential and creativity. The local talent is impressive and pretty fresh. I’d like to see more promotion and people pushing themselves outside that comfort zone. Syrup (and this is not plug) have been on the case pushing these things.

What can punters expect from your set? Electro mixed up fun. Think Simian Mobile Disco vs Justice vs Michael Jackson. I don’t take myself too seriously. The number one priority to have fun, dance and party, so you can expect to get on the dance floor, cut loose and start throwing about some fierce razor robot shapes, you get me? I will be, not, yes, maybes, you knows it dot com.


What’s the weirdest thing or request anyone’s ever asked of you in your capacity as a DJ? Something strange always happens. Once I got asked to leave by a patron because I wasn’t playing the music she liked.

Who or what do you think is going to be big this year? Everyone thinks breaks are dead. WRONG. They are alive & beating at the door with a big stick. I’m expecting some massive tunes before the year is out. What can punters expect from your set? I reckon I’m gonna dust off the vinyl & drop some fat breaks from a couple of years ago, maybe chuck in a few of my own remixes & dubs for good measure.

See Soundwave as part of Syrup’s New DJs Night: 0 22 May @ Syrup, Hobart

“…Being so broad means that what I describe what style I’m playing at the moment as may mean a different thing to someone else...” What’s your signature style? House. Everything from French to Vocal to Deep/ Progressive to Electro and Fidget, but these days mainly at the Deeper end. That’s the best thing about House; the genre is so broad. Also being so broad means that what I describe what style I’m playing at the moment as may mean a different thing to someone else; I’ve had the same mix described as Deep House, Tech House and Progressive by three different people! How do you keep your sound fresh? It’s not always all about playing the newest tunes - it’s good to ‘discover’ older tracks you have and give them a re-airing. Hearing something you haven’t heard for ages is something I always appreciate when I’m a punter. Best time you’ve ever had while wearing headphones? It’s still the moment when it all ‘clicked’ for the first time and I mixed 2 tracks together and it sounded good. Do you have a dream gig? A one-day dance festival in Hobart, like Future Music. With all local DJs as supports to the internationals. Or Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk live back to back. What’s the weirdest thing or request anyone’s ever asked of you in your capacity as a DJ? I’ve played some dodgy commercial places in my time (Hello Gatecrasher!) so I’ve been asked to play all the usual stuff: Barnsey, Farnsey, Metal, 80s, etc. But the single “best” request ever was the young lady that asked me to play ‘Pony’ by Ginuwine, because ‘it makes my husband toey and we are trying to have a kid and I just went and checked my temperature and we need to do it NOW!’ Er, OK, overshare... What do you think about Tasmania’s dance scene? We are blessed with a lot of fantastic DJs in Hobart, across many genres, and we are lucky enough to get some really big names down here to play as well. Keep supporting your locals, people! Who or what do you think is going to be big this year? Fidget/Baltimore Club/Ghetto House/whatever you call it will get bigger. And hopefully we will see Progressive and Vocal House make a comeback! What can punters expect from your set? I’m going to start off deep and build it up from there.

For the sounds of the Deep south, catch Texas at the New DJS Night 0 22 May @ Syrup, Hobart

The name also alludes to the bands sound, packed so full of funk grooves, rock abandon, and blends of ska, trance and jazz, creating a full and unique sound. A band heavy on touring, the band’s line-up features two singers, a blazing horn section, a fat and fast rhythm section, all colliding to bring jam-packed shows of exuberance and exhilaration. And all this energy has made its way around the country to such places as the Woodford Festival, The Bellingen Global Festival and a number of places all over Australia. The next stop for FTN will be Hobart, where the band are playing two shows at The Alley Cat Bar, the first with the Fat Band on the 22nd, and the next an extended show on the following night. They’re also headed down to Lauderdale to play at the Foreshore Tavern. The band are playing two shows at The Alley Cat Bar, the first with the Fat Band on the 22nd, and the next an extended show on the following night. They’re also headed down to Lauderdale to play at the Foreshore Tavern. With members having featured in bands like Blue King Brown, Dan Kelly & The Alpha Males and Skipping Girl Vinegar and three albums under their belt, they’re seasoned professionals and looking to get Tassie patrons off the couch and on to the dancefloor. You don’t want to end up fatter than nusrat after all… whatever that means. Get some Fat and Fatter: 0 22-23 May @ The Alley Cat, Hobart

NEWS OH GREAT, IT’S THE GRATES! The Grates are here in Tasmania for their ‘Biggest and Longest Adventure Tour’ and will be playing with special guests Children Collide and Ivy St. The ARIA award-winning Brisbane Trio have been bashing out indie rock tunes since 2002. Not only that, all three members have a background in art and design their own album artwork, posters, t-shirts, and even socks! The Teeth Lost, Hearts Won CD/DVD special edition which features the band live at the Big Day Out and more is in stores now to celebrate the tour. To see them actually live, check out the details below. 0 14 May @ The Uni Bar, Hobart

UNCHARTED IN FULL SWING The Tooheys Extra Dry uncharTED competition lines recently, and announced its top 50 artists. A whole bunch of new artists on the rise are online for your listening and voting pleasure, so make sure to visit the uncharTED site. The competition also consists of major media partners announcing their picks, who gain a direct pass to the semi-finals. MTV recently announced their winner, recent visitors to the state Death Mattel. The Music Network named Ellington as their choice, and the picks from MySpace and a Street Press Collective will be announced soon. 0 WWW.SAUCE.NET.AU

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Party On with Van She

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There aren’t many bands that’ll play their show then DJ the after party. But that’s exactly what you’re going to get when you catch Van She (and The Presets), so even if you don’t get tickets to the show, Van She will be livening up the after party. Drummer Tomek Archer tells us that it’s just the way it goes during a Van She tour these days; “it just shows that other side of what we do.” The other side of Van She is Van She Tech, which is the remix and production aspect of the band, developed after their Van She EP in 2005. The band actually met in a club environment, and would often go out clubbing and partying a lot so it seemed to fit. Band members Nick Routledge (vocals, guitar) and Michael Di Francesco (synths) do most of the remixing, but they all DJ. Though with five shows a week on their current tour with The Presets, they’ll most likely be taking the DJ aspect in shifts. But this doesn’t mean the band won’t be hitting the clubs when they’re off the clock. “When you’re home it’s nice to stay at home and look after your body, but when you’re on the road it can get kind of monotonous, so you want to break it up and go out. You can sleep on the plane.”

“…The ball’s in our court to step it up now, with our second record...” When it comes to DJing, Tomek’s style tends to be quite retro. He plays a bit of Italo Disco (think Giorgio Moroder) as well as “some fun old pop things thrown in, I try not to play too heavy, or too heavy grinding techno.” As far as the rest of the band go, there are differences in style, but also a lot of crossover as well. “We have a lot of the same tracks and we share music. It’s pretty consistent.” A lot of touring in close quarters means that music isn’t all they share. “We’ve been living in each other’s

back pockets for the last four years so we share lots of things. We share germs, sickness, girlfriends,” he jokes, “ we try not to share girlfriends…It’d be pretty funny if it went the whole Fleetwood Mac style of thing, but it hasn’t happened yet, thank God. But that would be really interesting…” What they share with The Presets, whom they’re currently supporting, is a label, and as Tomek explains, Van She have “known those guys for ages. When we fist signed with Modular it was a really small label, they’re slowly growing now, but at that time it was just us and The Presets, and Cut Copy and Wolfmother, and The Avalanches, and that was all the Australian bands.” It’s quite an impressive line-up to be amongst. “Everyone else has done pretty well, so the ball’s in our court to step it up now as well. With our second record.” The second album will be a follow up to their first LP V, released in August 2008. At the moment the band are in the early stages of preparing it, creating demos and writing, and the recording stage is pencilled in for later in the year. So, does this mean we can expect the band busting out a few of the new tracks? “Not for DJing, but we’re hoping to get a few new songs out live, because we’ve been playing the last record for quite a while now. No promises, but we’ll see how we go.” sDAVID WILLIAMS & MEEGAN MAY

If you’re lucky enough to have Presets tickets, you can catch Van She at the show, or there’s always the after party! 0 23 May @ Derwent Centre, Hobart Afterparty at Syrup 0 23 May @ Syrup, Hobart Afterparty at Lonnies

“…I love a good dance and sing-a-long behind the decks, and try and get the crowd pumped up...” Recruited into the Onelove family in 2006, Minx originally got her start in Adelaide. Since then she’s burned onto the scene, playing at festivals like Future Music and Stereosonic, a weekly residency at Onelove/Electric Circus, spots at hot Aussie fashion shows and tours around the country. Minx lets us in on what we can expect from her new disc on the Onelove CD Sound Machine and her show in Launceston, all the way from her hotel in Dubai. How did you get started as a DJ? Well, I was always the first person on the dance floor and the last person to leave it at the end of the night. I just loved my music and became really interested in the club scene and DJing. I started to learn on the decks in friends club in Adelaide as a hobby, not ever thinking it was more than a hobby, and 6 months later I scored my first gig.

What can you tell us about your disc on the new Onelove CD, Sound Machine? It’s a little different from the previous 12am discs. It gets quite pumped up around the middle section. I play a mix of tracks during my live sets, so I didn’t really want to keep it too chilled through the CD, as that’s just not me. I believe there’s a great mix of tracks on the disc for all ears.

You’re fairly new on the scene, so what makes your sound stand out? I don’t necessarily think it’s just what I play that people love, but also the energy I try to put into my sets. I love a good dance and sing-a-long behind the decks, and try and get the crowd pumped up.

You’re on a fairly big tour for this CD. Does the life of a DJ ever take its toll, or is it one big party? Well it is a great experience and a lot of fun. I get such a kick out of meeting new people everywhere I go. It’s the traveling and waiting around at airports, sometimes with very minimal sleep, that’s the tough part.

What makes you better than the boys? Ha ha, being a girl! Best time you’ve ever had while wearing headphones? There are a couple actually. One being the Steresonic festival in 2008 in Adelaide. I had such a good time, and the crowd were amazing! The other being last night at 360 in Dubai. So many Aussies came to support us and really got into it, and the locals were so nice and friendly. A great experience! You’ve played at some big name fashion shows, how does that experience compare to a club or festival? It’s weird because you’re not there to make the people get up and dance, so it kind of feels like everyone just stares, but it’s a buzz when the show is finished and it’s a success, and the crowd get up to cheer and clap. It feels like I had a small part to do with the success of the show. 10

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If you could accomplish one thing in 2009, what would it be? Or have you already done it? Myself and another fellow DJ friend have been chatting with a mate in Dubai for the last six months about heading over and doing a couple of shows. That was the aim for the year. To try and push for that to happen and it finally has. I’m writing this from my hotel room in Dubai right now. So that’s very exciting. What should Tassie dance fans expect from your set at Lonnies? Hopefully a fun, energetic night. They’ll definitely be hearing lots of tracks off my disc, and lots of new ones too.

See DJ Minx mix it up at the Onelove Sound Machine CD launch. 0 30 May @ Lonnies, Launceston WWW.SAUCE.NET.AU


Speed, What’s In It For You?


Amphetamine use is common throughout Australia, and Tasmania is no exception! So, what’s the state of play in Tasmania when it comes to amphetamine use? Is our drug culture similar to that of other states and territories? Do we experience similar health issues and concerns to those in other jurisdictions? The answer is long and convoluted but generally ‘yes’. Amphetamines are administered in a variety of ways including swallowed, smoked or injected. Locally, the route of administration is not dissimilar to what is experienced in other jurisdictions however; the form of amphetamine that is administered often varies depending on availability. The types of amphetamine available in the illicit drug market in Tasmania are diverse, with powder, base/paste and crystal methamphetamine prevalent. The quality or ‘purity’ of each form depends on the manufacturing process, which ultimately has an impact on the appearance and effect of each form. In Tasmania, although commonly available, powder is considered to be poor quality. Powder can vary in its presentation from fine to course and can often change in colour from clear to white, pink or yellow. Comparatively, base/paste is considered to be high quality often appearing as gluggy, oily, wet powder. This form of amphetamine is commonly used in Tasmania with the colour ranging from white, beige brown, yellow to pink. The availability of methamphetamine in Tasmania, commonly referred to as ‘íce’ or ‘crystal’ fluctuates however when available is considered to be high quality.

worked with local injecting drug users (IDU) to reduce drug related harm. TasCAHRD operates the two largest Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) outlets in the state providing information, sterile injecting equipment and referral options to injecting drug users through brief interventions and resources. Community perception of NSP is poor with many myths about the objectives of the program, some of which we can debunk here and now. Do we condone drug use? No. Do we encourage drug use? No. Do we acknowledge that people will use drugs regardless of the types of interventions in place? Yes. Ultimately the aim of the NSP is to reduce the transmission of blood borne viruses including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C amongst injecting drug users through the provision of sterile injecting equipment. Through brief interventions however, we are able to address other injecting related health issues and

improve health, social and economic outcomes for individuals.

problems, unstable accommodation and educational issues.

There are many health risks associated with injecting amphetamines including; damage to the vascular system (collapsed veins, thrombosis), exposure to blood borne viruses through the injecting process, bacterial infections (abscesses, septicemia), dependency and overdose. Mental health can be an issue for some people with depression, anxiety and ‘speed’ induced psychosis (hallucinations, paranoia, delusions) common.

Our job is to provide IDU with information and equipment to make informed decision relating to their drug use and appropriately refer people to allied health services in the community. One of the challenges that we face on a day-to-day basis is the reluctance of amphetamine users to seek support from service providers due to the very real, or perceived, fear of discrimination and stigmatisation from community members. The illicit nature of injecting is often enough to deter people from seeking support for fear of recrimination. Another challenge that we encounter is IDU confidentiality concerns, in particular the fear of being identified as an IDU in a small community. So, for many people accessing an NSP in the first instance can be a huge step. NSPs do not ask for your name or address.

Through brief interventions staff are also exposed to some of the social consequences of amphetamine use including; relationship breakdowns, employment difficulties, financial

Although health and social issues vary for individual amphetamine users, the issues experienced in Tasmania are not dissimilar to other states and territories. Amphetamines are prevalent, they are administered in a variety of ways and they can contribute to poor health, social and economic outcomes for individuals.

The route of administration and type of amphetamine used can influence the level of risk associated with the activity. Injecting amphetamines in any form however, poses a far greater health risk to individuals than alternative methods such as swallowing or smoking.

sTANIA HUNT Harm Reduction Coordinator TasCAHRD

For the past decade, TasCAHRD has

“…TasCAHRD operates the two largest Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) outlets in the state providing information, sterile injecting equipment and referral options to injecting drug users...”


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“…Queens Ball is the annual highlight for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community in Tasmania...”


Queen’s Ball goes to the Circus in 2009! Tasmania’s long-running dance party, Queens Ball, has it all in 2009 – a fantastic theme, hot DJs, celebrity hostesses, massive venue, and a wild costume competition. It also raises money for a great cause. Queens Ball, held at Tattersalls Hotel on Sunday 7 June, is the annual highlight for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community in Tasmania. It is also one of the longest-running dance parties in Australia. For over twenty years, the Queer community, their families and friends have gathered to rekindle old friendships and forge new ones in a fun and fabulous environment. The event is also the fundraiser for November’s TasPride Festival (31 October – 15 November). In 2009, Queens Ball embraces one of the most colourful themes of all – The Circus! Dress up as the strong man, circus freak, bearded lady, ringmaster, elephants, gymnasts or one of many more characters that inhabit the big top. Queens Ball has always been the time for Tasmania to dress up and boogie down and this year will be no exception, with the most lucrative costume competition ever run at Queen’s Ball. Over $500 in cash prizes are there to be won by the brave and creative. Check out for competition guidelines and tips for the night. This year two superstar DJs go head-to-head under the Big Top: DJ JoSH from Adelaide and Dan Murphy from Sydney. These legendary DJs have performed at a wide range of parties and venues including Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. To add to the fun, four more great local DJs; D2M, Kat, MarQ and Tom will be getting everyone onto the dance floors. Hostesses for the night will be drag-tastic chanteuse Miz Ima Starr (famous for her many singing appearances on TV – including three on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’) and Launceston’s own whip-cracking, acid tongued drag comedienne Virginia Hamm. These two colourful characters are sure to fire up the crowd! Tattersalls Hotel plays host to Queens Ball, utilising every available space to accommodate the revels. Last year’s party was a sell-out and people were turned away! Make sure to book your tickets now through Centertainment and the Tasmanian Lesbian & Gay Rights Group (TLGRG) stall at the Salamanca Market. For that extra bit of glamour and VIP treatment, be sure to sign up for TasPride membership, as special offers are available in the Member VIP Lounge.

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Wednesday, 13 May Nathan Wheldon & The Two Timers (Acoustic Trio)

Deux Pervertis

Wednesday, 20 May The Dave Adams Big Band THE BEST OF TASMANIA’S


Wednesday, 27 May The Stoics The Little Cubas






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Syko Finds Sanity

Even at the age of nineteen, Sydney hip-hop artist Syko manages to have his head firmly on his shoulders. With maturity beyond his years, Syko produces his own brand of raw Hip-Hop/R&B and promotes himself as an independent artist. Not matter what he might face, he’s vowed never to give up until he’s living the dream, and with his new release Version 2 on the horizon, it might not be too far away. I can hear a bit of Akon in your sound, who else influences your music (musical or otherwise)? My main influences musically are spread across a lot of different genres. But artists that standout are Kanye West, T.I, Eminem, Jay Z, Mike Shinoda & Travis Mccoy. They’re all artists that I’ve grown up listening to, studying their art and now we come to the day where I like to think I’ve created my own style, whether people like it or not. Apart from the musical aspect, a big influence I can’t forget is my family because my three brothers and Parents all raised me to be who I am today. Your sound leans toward an American hip-hop/ R&B style, what do you see as the differences between American and Aussie hip-hop? I think a few years ago, you could have sat back and looked at the two different countries and said America has this, Australia has that, but hip-hop is so universal now, it’s expanded in so many ways, which also means that new artists are coming up and creating new sounds. The game has changed so much over the past few years and it’s always evolving, who knows what’s next for hip-hop? Artists are always mixing genres together to create a new kind of mix.

“…Live your dreams because that’s how you live life and do it with no fear, because the only thing holding you back from your dreams is yourself...”


On MySpace, your heading is “Live the dream, live the life, no fear” and your song ‘Final Step’ echoes these sentiments. Is this just about a career in music? When I made ‘Final Step’ it was basically my way of saying, after all I’ve been through in my life so far, from heartbreak to success, nothing can stop me. Like when I first started out rapping, everyone told me I’d never amount to anything. So that’s why lyrics like ‘I made my own path, made my own dream” are so significant in the song, because I made it this far all by myself. As for the headline, its best explained as live your dreams because that’s how you live life and do it with no fear, becaause the only thing holding you back from your dreams is yourself. As an unsigned artist, how do you spread your sound around? Through a lot of hard work! [ha ha] I got a few close friends that pass it around to certain people, which then gets passed on even further. Of course my biggest distributor is through MySpace. But it doesn’t matter how you get it out there, it’s just that you do and even more importantly is making sure the material you put out is different and unique and real. How did you go about recording your upcoming release, Version 2? I record a lot of my music in my house. It’s taken roughly about a year so far, I’ve recorded over 40 songs for the record, but of course only 13 or so will make the cut. It’s just about finding something that I feel will impact the listener’s life from start to finish. Are you going to be touring to support the record? Any chance you’ll make it to Tassie? I have been considering doing a few shows to support Version 2 in Melbourne, Brisbane & of course Sydney. Tassie has defiantly been considered as an option also, but if I don’t make it down there for this record, ill defiantly be there for the next one. You won a 2Day FM competition that required you to remix the Neighbours theme song. Do you believe everybody needs good neighbours? The best neighbours you can get are the types that don’t yell at you for playing your music too loud, pretty sure everyone can agree on that! But at the same time you need neighbours that have got your back and always look out for your crib when you’re not home. Is the Aussie hip-hop scene as close-knit as Ramsey Street? You seem to have worked with a few artists. So far I’ve found a lot of Australian hip hop artists are willing to help you or work with you in some way shape or form, I thinks it’s because a lot of them have the mentality that they were once an unsigned artist looking for their big break too. In terms with working with artists, I never limit myself, doesn’t matter what genre or where in the globe the artist is from, just as long as the chemistry is right and they have a positive attitude towards making the best music possible. What advice would you give to other young aspiring hip-hop artists such as yourself? This goes for anyone not just hip-hop artists. “Dream as though you’ll live forever, live as though you’ll die today” – James Dean. sMEEGAN MAY For more about this hot young artist, and to find out how to get your hands on a copy of Version 2, jump on the net and surf to Syko’s site. 0 14

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One Big Party

“…What I remember about Tassie is that they like to get wild...”

Monster nine-piece band LABJACD (pronounced Lab-jacked) and their hip-hop, funk and world infusion is getting people dancing the world over. We talk to Luis Poblete about what it’s like to be partying with what Rolling Stone called “one of the best live acts in the country.” How do you feel about Rolling Stone calling you one of the best live acts in the country? Yeah, that’s a pretty good compliment to get. That’s great to hear. So, what is it about the live performance of LABJACD that’s extraordinary and makes it stand out? Man, it’s just party music. We just have a cool time. All nine of us are enjoying ourselves and hopefully people enjoy themselves too while checking it out. Is it the type of music that you play, compared with say other styles or genres? I don’t know if it’s the style, just that we enjoy ourselves doing it. Whatever music you do make, if you’re enjoying it, people are going to get that off you. But I understand that your latest album, your follow up, is a bit more political, a bit darker, how do you enjoy yourself playing politically WWW.SAUCE.NET.AU

charged music? Well, we’re still out having a good time and we just talk about ourselves or experiences that have happened to us or our families. Some of it’s got that political thing, some of it’s still very party, it’s just what we do. Does the band take in to account that some political messages might put some people off? Yeah, but it’s not really political Bible bashing though. They’re just stories of life, that’s pretty much all it is. And what about for you as a musician, what’s been your growth from the first album to the second one? I guess just trying to be a little bit honest, and recording wise let the songs on the album write themselves a bit more, and give it the respect in how we feel they should be recorded. Instead of the whole album being recorded one way. And what did you learn from the recording

process of the first album that you implemented in the second? I learnt that Jules out bass player is an obsessed freak when it comes to trying to get sounds right. The amount of hours and work that he’s done on the album is just amazing. He really worked hard. We all put things in, but he was a stand out. So how did that result in a different album sound? Some songs have got that live thing, and they were recorded like that, with 10 or 15 people in one room just live. And other songs were loop bass with digital things being brought in, depending on where the song wanted to go. What sort of tour schedule have you got? We’re trying to get everywhere this time, trying to do that national tour thing.

without on tour? Maybe just a photo of my son. You’ll soon be returning for a performance in Tasmania, is it any different playing here than anywhere else? What I remember about Tassie is that they like to get wild, I had a good time in Tassie. We ended up some club, I can’t really remember where we went, but we had a good time over there. sDAVID WILLIAMS

LABJACD’s new album Words Out was released March 20. Head to www.labjacd. com to pick up a copy. To hear the full interview, jump online to 0 16 May @ Republic Bar, Hobart

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Lessons from a Living Legend

“…There’s an actual melody going on in my head as I play… so it does sort of make the organ sing...”

Some younger people might draw a blank at the name Booker T. Jones, or his band Booker T. and the MGs, but there will no doubt be a wave of recognition when hearing some of the classic tunes or songs Jones has penned over his long and successful career, including instrumental staple ‘Green Onions’ and the song ‘Melting Pot.’ But even with hits dating back to the 60s, lifetime achievement awards and a place in the hall of fame, Booker T. hasn’t stopped and has recently released a new album, Potato Hole. With such a long career behind him, Jones has certainly seen a change in the music business. From the way things are recorded to the evolution of popular music, he can even remember when the Grammy Awards first started. It’s a journey that he’s not only grateful to have experienced but also something that can offer insight to music fans the world over. “It’s been incredible, and I feel very fortunate to be taking the journey on the timetable that I’m on. Because I got this far in a one-room situation…with everybody in the studio at one time recording on the same piece of tape, and now all things are possible. You can record like that if you wish, or you can go and add another part after the others are finished. It’s just advantageous how all that technology is available now.” Beginning his recording career when he was in grade nine, Jones recalls playing a little song he made up in some obscure studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Nowadays he’s schooled himself in digital music and recording “in order to really get my ideas down here at

home, to communicate what’s inside of me.” A lot of the demos for his new album were recorded in a home studio, commonplace for artists of the modern era, but something that was new for Jones. The new record is titled Potato Hole, a name taken from s a term used in slavery days, which describes how slaves would dig a hole in their floor to hide/keep food in, and in a way this album is like that for Jones and his music. “It’s the place where I’ve thrown in all my goodies to keep them.” And although it’s instrumental, don’t expect all his musical goodies to be unappealing to the masses, as his music, like the technology it was recorded with, has continued to evolve. The album even features a clever version of Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya,’ and often fairly heavy guitars complimenting Jones’ trademark Hammond Organ. Jones does recognise that “over the years, the love of instrumental music has diminished for whatever reason…. But, things change, that’s a good

thing. I’m hoping instrumental music will once again have a place with my new music.”

performing with some of music’s other legends (like Otis Redding).

Even with the lack of the vocal instrument, Jones has a way of giving the music a voice in other ways. “For most of the songs on the album I was holding a visual image and I was writing music to that…and in a lot of cases it was a sing-a-long, like for ‘Native New Yorker,’ there’s an actual melody going on in my head as I played it, to those lyrics, and the same to ‘Reunion Time’ and ‘Warped Sister’, sometimes it’s just a little riff…but the musical phrase is the same as the lyrical phrase so it does sort of make the organ sing.”

Though the man himself remains quite humble about it all, he even tells us about how he was too shy to even talk to Beyonce at a recent Grammys. “I’m amazed that after all the music that I’ve listened to, and all the work that I’ve done, that it appears I’ve come through with a voice of my own, so I’m humbled by that, but I’m gratified by it.”

Sometimes it’s singing a sweet song, sometimes it’s a hard rock number, and other times a groovy retro track. Whatever the song his organ’s singing, you’d be missing out if you didn’t hear the music of this bona fide living legend. There aren’t many artists, still producing music today, with lifetime achievement awards, places in music halls of fame, and a history of

Jones recently toured Australia with the band The Drive-By Truckers. Potato Hole is out now. For all the wise words from this amazing musician, check out the full and rich interview at 0



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Bazzers & Shazzers COCKTAIL PARTY

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Two 4 One Champagne from 6-9pm

Industry night Jug around the clock Two 4 one with societies card bands from 10pm

Jug Around The Clock from 5pm Chicken Parmi Around The Clock from 5pm $3.00 Basics from 8pm

Sunday Jug & Parmi around the clock Open mic from 9pm WWW.SAUCE.NET.AU

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE Wednesday, 13 May sHobart

392 - 394 Elizabeth St. North Hobart Ph: 03 6234 5975

The Brisbane Hotel Alien Space Bats + The Vivids + Manchester Mourning SOHO DJ Macca + Rodhouse Republic Bar Wahbash Avenue Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse: Abbey Doggett + New Saxons + Agent Fontaine sLaunceston Irish Murphy’s Top Shelf: Nathan Wheldon and the Two Timers The Royal Oak Dave Adams Thursday, 14 May sHobart Syrup Mash Up Da Town: DJ Stirlo The Alley Cat Global Greens Benefit: Milo Bean + Kiss Whisky + Cindi Tunes + The Muddy Turds + The Mainland Gerbils + Radio Silence + Hayley Couper The Brisbane Hotel The Half Pints + BumTuck + Stay Down + Woof Woof + Smashed

sHobart Syrup Call It…:Parky + Gillie + Turner The Alley Cat Sine + The Little Cubas The Brisbane Hotel All Ages: Lord + Taberah + On Your Feet Soldier + Lust Lagwagons Covers Show: Stand Defiant + The Ghost & The Storm Outside + The Turnaround Republic Bar LABJACD Irish Murphy’s Covered: Nick & Tom Wolfe + Big Swifty Brookfield Vineyard Mic Conway sLaunceston Hotel New York DJ Luke Warren + DJ DR J + DJ PD Irish Murphy’s Brief Illusion + Long Way Home The Commercial Hotel Off The Cuff The Royal Oak The Titz + The Smokin’ Elmores


The Commercial Hotel DJ Skip

The Brisbane Hotel myblackson + Psycedelic Jesus + Manchester Mourning

The Royal Oak Luke Parry

SOHO DJ Macca + Rodhouse


Republic Bar Jo Piere & The Blackberries Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse: Pat Berechree + NoFoTo + The Trolls sLaunceston Irish Murphy’s Top Shelf: The Dave Adams Big Band The Royal Oak Mick Attard Thursday, 21 May sHobart Syrup Mash Up Da Town: DJ Stirlo The Alley Cat Alley Cat Comedy Night: Opening Night The Brisbane Hotel Hell Raising Riff Hogs Republic Bar Jazz Upstairs: Swingamathing + Kobya & Band

Saturday, 23 May

Syrup Presets Official Afterparty: K.I.M. + Van She Tech The Alley Cat Fatter Than Nusrat The Brisbane Hotel The Lazys + The Dirty Love + The Shake Up Moonah Arts Centre Girls Go Wild: Queen G + Lady Insane + Melanie Gent + Susanne Bennet

Irish Murphy’s Long Way Home The Commercial Hotel Hard Drive The Royal Oak Kobya 5pce + Shakabula Sunday, 24 May sHobart

Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse: James Parry + The Middletones

SOHO Open Mic: John Harwood & Nick Wolfe

Hotel New York Uni Night +DJ DR J

SOHO Open Mic: John Harwood + Tom Wolfe

"Tasmania's own"


Irish Murphy’s Two Strung

Republic Bar Mick Hart


Hotel New York Uni Night: Long Way Home + DJ DR J

Republic Bar Nick Lovell + Abbey Dogget

Lonnies Pure Glam

Raincheck Live Acoustic Music

The Royal Oak Dave Adams


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Irish Murphy’s Kristy & Steve Lonnies Pure Glam The Royal Oak Lonnie Tunes Friday, 15 May sHobart Syrup Crack Taxi: Onelove presents Ajax The Alley Cat Sine + Russian Prison System The Brisbane Hotel Lord + MSI + Vulgar + Lust SOHO DJ Squish + Bazzers & Shazzers Party

Brookfield Vineyard. 1640 Channel Highway. Margate. 7054. Ph 6267 2880 Licensed cafe open 7 days & late for all events


Folk Night (Hank Cash)

Saturday 16th Mic Conway Friday 22nd

Amy Kendall + friends

Friday 29th

Hark To Blithe

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Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse: Jam Jar sLaunceston


Irish Murphy’s The Geale Bros + Glenn Moorhouse + Brief Illusion + Paddy Duke

Syrup New DJs Night: Texas + AmanCalledCraig + Soundwave

The Royal Oak Open Folk Group Monday, 18 May sHobart The Alley Cat Cult Film Night: Mad Max SOHO Industry Night: Wolfe Brothers Acoustic Republic Bar Carl Rush

Republic Bar The Little Stevies + Nathan Wheldon & The Two Timers


Irish Murphy’s Covered: Michael Clennent + The Smashers

Tuesday, 19 May

Brookfield Vineyard Folk Night: Hank Cash

The Brisbane Hotel The Gimmies + Scurvy


Republic Bar The Sighn

Hotel New York DJ Randall + DJ DR J + DJ PD Irish Murphy’s Strap Daddy The Commercial Hotel Hard Drive

Friday, 22 May

Irish Murphy’s Kristy Tucker


Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse: Sam Cole + Prairie Nischler + Ryan Kinder sLaunceston Irish Murphy’s The Geale Bros

Launceston Studio



Raincheck Live Acoustic Music

Bookings Essential Call Dave Venter for a quote 0408 373 066 or email

Irish Murphy’s Covered: Sambo + The Wolfe Brothers


Republic Bar Chuck Ragan + Tom Gabel, Jazz Upstairs: Swingamathing

Recording Mixing Mastering Production

Republic Bar Bob Evans + Steve Poltz

Sunday, 17 May

Coach Services


Saturday, 16 May

Wednesday, 20 May

Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse: The Middle Sea + La Vista

103 Elizabeth St Hobart 03 6231 5578

Friday 15th

The Royal Oak Nick Lovell

Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse: Dali and the Paper Band

Irish Murphy’s Nathan Wheldon + Sara & Dave + Two Strung + Long Way Home + Local DJ

The Biggest Variety Of Comedy In Tassie! Stand up, Sketch, Physical, Musical Comedy, Burlesque, Sitcom.

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Venue Guide

Lonnies Presets Official Afterparty: Van She Tech


The Alley Cat Fatter Than Nusrat + Nellie and the Fat Band

The Royal Oak Open Folk Group

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The Brisbane Hotel All Ages: Sunday Something Ruined + Resilient + Separatist + Hitman + Beayty Street Hammerhead + Roadkill + The Rogue Sharks + The Ritz Late Night Krackieoke

Monday, 25 May

SOHO Two’s Company Republic Bar The Scientists of Modern Music + Adam Turner + Kyl Irish Murphy’s Covered: Tim Davies + Dr Fink Brookfield Vineyard Amy Kendall and friends sLaunceston Hotel New York The Lazys + The Shake Up + Dirty Secrets + DJ DR J + DJ Cam Irish Murphy’s Strap Daddy

sHobart The Alley Cat Cult Film Night: Ghost Busters SOHO Industry Night: John Craig Republic Bar Quiz Night sLaunceston Irish Murphy’s Carl Fidler Tuesday, 26 May sHobart Republic Bar Patrick & Ruth Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse: Joe Nuttall + Gretel and the Teramachi

Hotel SOHO 124 Davey Street 6224 9494 Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse 21 Salamanca Place 6223 1119 The Metz on the Bay 217 Sandy Bay Road 6224 4444

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Syrup 1st Floor 39 Salamanca Place 6224 8249

Lonnies 107 Brisbane Street 6334 7889 www.lonniesniteclub. com

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sLaunceston Irish Murphy’s Ben Castles . ISSUE 94 . MAY 13 - MAY 26 2009


Green Fingers All the freshest produce from The Greenhouse, Irish Murphy’s, Hobart.

Hey there Saucernators, Fert here, all limp and flaccid after a full week of crunking on the D floor at Irish Murphy’s The Greenhouse. I thought I’d take a night off, to rest my aching liver and kidneys and also to give you a bit of a run down on the new talent we’re getting through the door and onto the stage at the G House. There are some exciting new bands that are carving sounds and making me moist so here’s a little glimpse at some of the new talent:

Snert: Genre: Alt/Indie/Rock Featuring: Joe Pasanen - formerly of The View on voice and guitar. Andrew ‘Hacky’ Hack - formerly of The Resonation on bass and backups and James O’Regan - don’t know if we’ve seen him before on the skins and backups. Vibe: Jump around, drunken stagger and a bit o’ the ol’ sing-a-long Look out for: double falsetto harmonies Sounds Like: The Beatles, QOTSA, Talking Heads Myspace:


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La Vista: Genre: Pop/Rock Featuring: Benny Korkmaz - formerly of Unleash the Nugget and the Evening Dolls on voice and rhythm git. Con – whom we haven’t encountered previously on lead git. Crystal - formerly of Loquacious on bass git and Simon who appears to be a newcomer too on the skins. Vibe: Wave your lighter around, stomp your feet and a bit of Melbourne shuffle Look out for: Hidden ninja lead breaks Sounds like: early U2, Black Sorrows, Cold Play Myspace:

Agent Fontaine: Genre: Pop/Rock Featuring: Patrick ‘Vince’ Durkin - voice, Grant ‘Pistons’ Cooper - guitar, James O’Shannessey - bass, Bec Badcock – drums and Andrew ‘Bazil’ Morrisby on keys with members from The Jane Does, Pistons Cooper and No Billy. Vibe: pull your hair and squeal, pogo, stoner sway Look out for: Awesome mistress of the skins Sounds like: The Beatles, Ben Folds Five, Gerry and the Pacemakers Myspace: Too cool for myspace

That’s right folks, these bands and many more coming up shortly on the G House D Floor. Some other things to look out for coming up as well, keep reading your Sauce religiously folks cos we’ve got the Irish staff trading card series coming up and some great touring shows looming in June as the first of our flip-tour season starts up. So pop in, ask for a man panda, settle in next to Kev at the bar with a chicken pizza and wait for the action that kicks of at 9:30 every frickin’ night! (excepting Mondays) Peas out sFERT Get seedy in The Greenhouse: 0 Every Sunday - Thursday night @ Irish Murphy’s, Hobart


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Tuesday 2nd June

It’s getting cold out there campers! But we have a cosy fire and heaps of hot acts to keep you warm over winter. As we said last week, we’ll be stripping the bands back to reveal more intimate performances over the next few months, and last Wednesday at Irish saw this new program in full swing. Jason Lucas, of My Escapade fame, opened the night with his collection of sweet emotive songs. Jason is a consummate singer/songwriter. His performance is captivating and he never disappoints. He went to a lot of trouble to make it to the gig and we really appreciate it. Thanks Jason. Glenn and I followed with a tasteful selection of songs from some of our current projects. The highlight for me was when Julz and Jade joined us on stage to add their glorious harmonies to a few Mayfield tracks. I think we’ll do a whole set of Mayfield acoustic next time. Hobart band, The Tokyo Room, delivered a fine debut performance the previous week. I’d describe their sound as brooding melodic rock (I hope that’s a fair description guys!). It’s always great to hear new music from Hobart and I’m sure The Tokyo Room will be back later in the year. We’d like to hear more from Hobart bands, or anywhere for that matter, get in contact with the pub or you can now find us on Face Book. Ooh, modern! Tonight and next Wednesday we have extra special treats for you. Nathan Wheldon has put together a delicious acoustic set with fellow ‘Two Timers’ Beau WS Thomas (percussion) and Jared Campbell (double bass). Deux Pervertis have yet to confirm their support slot, so they will either be relieved or peeved to read this! Next week we are very fortunate to have ‘an evening with The Dave Adams Big Band’. Dave Adams is a

local legend but usually floating somewhere between Sydney and LA. His music is sleek, sophisticated and seductive, and his band is a regular who’s who of Tasmanian music notoriety (no pressure!). They’ve cooked up a sweet set of material from his recent release Diving For Pearls. Which is available at Mojo Music come to think of it. The Dave Adams Big Band will start at 9:30 next week, so be early and don’t miss out. We never know when every wave Dave will be back on our shores! Once again, thank you to everyone who came along to the shows and to Frontline for the hot new FX gear and a special thank you to Carmen for braving the cold door for us and getting us out of a tight jam. sCARL FIDLER & GLENN MOOREHOUSE

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Object, the new Arts Alive exhibition recently opened, and will continue to run until 14 May.

A big congratulations are in order for Launceston based, youth driven dance company Stompin.

The exhibition is by Jess West, daughter of well known Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Vicki West, with whom she has often collaborated. This time however is a solo show.

They have been short-listed for two 2009 Australian Dance Awards in the catagories of ‘Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance’ and ‘Dance on Film’ for Uncover This, produced and performed in Launceston in 2008.

The show is a highly abstract, exuberant one filled with the artists exploration of colour, shape and texture over the last twelve months.

The Australian Dance Awards are in their twelfth year and the gala event will take place in Melbourne on 7 June.

Link Coordinator Kim Schneiders sees the paintings as a culmunation of Jess’s desire to make art and a boldness and strength in that art.

The company will also be performing a section of Antony Hamilton’s work from Tales From A Small City which premiered this February.

Supported by Arts Tasmania through the Aboriginal Arts Fund and was opened by Tasmanian Minister for Arts, Michelle O’Byrne on 7 May.


0 5-14 May @ Arts Alive, Launceston WWW.SAUCE.NET.AU


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Thursday 14th of May Global Greens Benefit with Milo Bean / Kiss Whisky Cindi Tunes / The Muddy Turds (acoustic) The Mainland Gerbils /Radio Silence Hayley Couper Hosted by Nick McKim 8pm $5


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Friday 15th of May Sine (Melb) / Russian Prison System $7 - 9.30pm   Saturday 16th of May Sine (Melb) / The Little Cubas 9.30pm  $7    Thursday the 21st of May Alley Cat Comedy Night OPENING NIGHT 8pm - 9 Lives of Laughs For $9!   Friday 22nd of May Fatter than Nusrat / Nellie and the Fat Band $7 9.30pm   Saturday 23rd of May Fatter than Nusrat $7 9.30pm   Thursday the 28th of May Damen Samuel $5 9pm   Friday 29th of May The Sin And Tonics (Debut) Casket Radio’ Melb) $6  9.30pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL 6PM - 9.30PM $10 Beaut Beer & Bonza Burger Night. Your choice of beef, chicken or vege Alley Cat Burger with a 10oz. of Cascade Draught or Pale Ale.


Wednesday 13th May Dave Adams Thursday 14th May Lonny Tunes Frankie, Travis Hennessy and The Little Cubas Friday 15th May Nick Lovell Saturday 16th May The Titz Wednesday 20th May Mick Attard Thurs 21st May Dave Adams Friday 22nd May Luke Parry Wednesday 27th May Open Mic Night from 8:30 IN THE BOATSHED (FROM 9PM)

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14 Brisbane Street, Launceston 6331 5346 . ISSUE 94 . MAY 13 - MAY 26 2009



A Review of the Revue

Politicians beware, newsmakers watch out, because the Uni Revue is here again, ready to unleash the satire, songs, silliness and plenty of skin! Presented by The Old Nick Theatre Company, who have about six decades of Revue’s under their belt, this years show follows the established format, often with first time actors, but also with a additions such as a video element. The Revue promises to be “a very modern, slick production which keeps the ace rocketing along” according to director Craig Wellington, who answered a few pressing questions regarding this year’s show, Obama Mia! Is it true we’ll sit through the entire thing and never actually find out who Obama’s real father is?? That s true... Our genealogy team had its hands full working on an item called “Find My Family Tasmania” and thus failed to find time for finding Obama Dada. What’s so funny about Barack Obama anyway? Nothing! And that’s been a real trick – where do you find the gags in the subject of the U.S. election? What we found was, going back as far as Clinton, but throughout the Bush administration – eight long years – there has been bucket loads of targets for satire and jokes. We decided the best approach was to farewell Bush, stick it McCain and Palin, and bring the Biden / Obama ticket in real late with some more general jokes, including cameos by Howard and Rudd. It is an escalation sketch in the very best tradition and ends with an inauguration-esque celebration. The start of the American political sequence is quite striking too – it does not go for laughs, it counterpoints Martin Luther King Junior’s famous “I Have a Dream” Speech with what is about to unfold and has quite a powerful resonance. The student audience preview night nearly tore the walls down with passion. The credit for that moment is 80% Martin Luther King and 20% Uni Revue. Since the show is never the same twice, how many times should we see it? Only seeing it every year can give you the full picture. There’s a bit of a history of people getting rude and nude in the show. Just how far does it go this year? Will we get our money’s worth? More than your money’s worth. There is, to be honest, a large amount of nudity. Will there be a Sarah Palin send up to rival Tina Fey’s? I think so. Our take on the characters is a little broader and we don’t have the make-up and wardrobe budget of Saturday Night Live but we’ve got the goods in a great actress playing the roles and we’ve opted for a different take on her Alaskan wardrobe. Think

deerskin, think bikini and you’re getting an idea of our approach. What’s the easiest thing to make fun of? Geroge W. Bush. What’s the most difficult? Local issues and politics; Tasmanian politics needs to be lampooned in the show but many of the audience only have heard of one or two of our politicians and are not as news savvy as one would expect given the media coverage of politics in Australia generally. We have to establish strong characters and simultaneously make the jokes and their topics both funny and comprehensible. Writing Uni Revue scripts that fire with an audience is not easy or quick. Some elements are obvious and ideas leap around quickly, others are tougher to wrestle into words and gags that work. Do you ever worry about some of the more local personalities being in the audience? Not at all... It is a sign of a healthy democracy that all three political parties were represented opening night and had to sit squirming at what was thrown at them. They, I am sure, take it no more seriously than a political cartoon in the press. Satire is part and parcel of democracy and a free press. Uni Revue is accepted for what it is. Who or what in the last few weeks deserves the Revue treatment the most? Late additions to scripts have been swine flu and the Tasmanian Senate Select Committee Hearing into corruption. We can update the show daily, that’s part of the fun of the format. The audience sees it on the news and an hour or two later sees it in the Revue live on stage... great fun. sMEEGAN MAY See the show (about what) everyone’s talking about: 0 8-23 May @ Theatre Royal, Hobart 0 26-30 May @ The Princess Theatre, Launceston

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Wipeout Again The men and music behind the cult video game wipE’out”

The vertigo-inducing world of WipEout’s highspeed futuristic racing has been a stalwart of the PlayStation juggernaut since Sony launched its original console in the mid 90s. While the very first WipEout combined scintillating 3D graphics with gruelling yet addictive racing action, the game was also credited for its pumping soundtrack featuring, at the time, underground dance acts including Chemical Brothers, Leftfield and Orbital (you could even throw the PlayStation game disc in your CD player and listen to all the tracks). No doubt an integral part of PlayStation’s early main-stream success was also the unique marketing of this first game in the series, which saw Sony target the fashion-conscious, club-going, music-buying masses. This involved PlayStation consoles being installed in night clubs, plus a line of clubwear, a separate soundtrack, and does anyone remember WipEout appearing in the movie Hackers? While additional WipEout games have continued to trickle out every few years offering new gameplay features, the developers, Sony Computer Entertainment Studio Liverpool in the U.K. have ensured the series continues to have a strong link with respected electronic music artists. Blasting onto the PlayStation Network in late

September as a downloadable game was the latest effort in the series, and the first true next-gen version, WipEout HD exclusively for PlayStation3, and Sauce caught up with a couple of the talented lads from Studio Liverpool about their new baby and their love for electronic beats. “We started work on the artwork around February 2007 and the code around April” says Lead Designer, Colin Berry, “…with a very small team of around 6 people”. As with most games, typically the number of people required swells as the project draws closer to deadlines, and at peak times WipEout HD had 30 people working on it. On the topic of music, Colin explains “The initial release of HD contains nine tracks from WipEout Pulse (the previous game in the series which was available for PSP), including tracks from Kraftwerk, Mason, DJ Fresh and Stanton Warriors. All the music is now mixed in 5.1 surround as are the sound effects too”. He also explains how additional music will be part of regular downloadable WipEout HD content available in the coming months on the PlayStation Network. “WipEout HD makes use of some clever audio programming, which applies a range of filters to the

“…WipEout HD makes use of some clever audio programming, which applies a range of filters to the music in real time, triggered by what’s happening in the game...”

music in real time, triggered by what’s happening in the game” reveals Clemens Wangerin, Development Director at Studio Liverpool. “For example, the audio is slightly muffled while the Shield pick-up is active, or the bass gets dropped out when a ship goes over a big jump only to kick in again when the ship lands. All of these effects ensure that music is really deeply woven into the game experience - whether players are listening to the soundtrack that ships with the game or are using their own.” This is another new feature for the series where players have the option to create their own custom music playlists from songs already ripped to the PlayStation 3’s hard drive, and then load these up for a personalised music mix in the game. Clemens admits that compiling the soundtrack for each game in the series is one of the most fun aspects. “There are several development team members who have a real passion for the sort of electronic music the series usually features. We either receive suggestions from the music licensing department or we have specific acts in mind that we’d love to have on the soundtrack. Colin says it was especially pleasing getting Kraftwork onboard given their pedigree in electronic music, but both agree generally all the tracks must have an immediate impact that add to the experience of racing through the world of WipEout at

breakneck speeds right from the start. While WipEout HD essentially draws on the best bits of the previous two games in the series, Pure and Pulse for PSP, there are some noteworthy new features. The graphics have been given a major tweak including full high definition 1080p resolution and a constant 60 frames a second (double what many games offer). The end result is highly detailed circuits and racers with ultra smooth animation. To further showcase the graphics, the game has a special option to take post-race photos and save them to share and show off. Another nice touch is the option to use the motionsensing SIXAXIS controller to thrust around each course. And last bit not least, multiplayer mayhem is now available in split-screen for two players, and online with up to eight mates. At around quarter of the cost of most new release games, WipEout HD is a no brainer for all PS3 owners, not to mention electronic music lovers. sMIKE WILCOX

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Stranger than Micktion The latest from [insert title here] Mick.

Comedy fans rejoice, for there is a new night of laughs coming to Hobart, via the Alley Cat’s Comedy Night, beginning the 21st of May.

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose would still smell as sweet. This is Juliet explaining that the name has no bearing on the quality of the person. Yes, thanks Bill, this may be true but I’ve recently discovered that one’s title does change the way others view you. By title I mean honorific. For example, anything addressed to me, even post cards, is emblazoned with a Mr. Or Mister. So Bland. Mister sounds like some barking mad English toff who’s just unsuccessfully tried to shoot his Mum. “Dash! Missed Her!” There’s no dignity in that. There’s no grace, no poise. There’s got to be an alternative I can adopt, which is a bit more left of centre.

Continuing every second Thursday, the night will consist of everything laugh inducing from cabaret to stand-up comedy. The mixed bag of entertainment, with 9 lives of laughs for $9, is featuring the best of local stand up comedians as well as acts of musical comedy and cabaret performances. So dust off your funny bone, and prepare your belly for laughs, because this brand new comedy night is here.

I can’t be Doctor, because then I’d have to change my writing to illegible hieroglyphs, drink English Breakfast tea and start pilfering highlighters. It’s a doctor thing apparently. Oh yeah and there’s the whole thing of having to be devastatingly intelligent and cripplingly beautiful. What are my alternatives?

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Ok, well I’m never going to pull off Miss. Not without getting some serious work done. Although I do get called Miss in shops from time to time, but that’s from back on, and then when I turn around the sales person just screams uncontrollably and ends up rocking back and forth in a corner, so let’s just bypass that one.

The program is there to span the entire process from conception of an idea, script, production, postproduction and marketing.

Sir has a certain ring to it, but then again, so does my bathtub… a Knight has an evocative blokey chivalry to it that appeals, but then Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber ruins the whole thing. “Oh another crap musical? Here’s a knighthood.” If he actually had to wear the hood, then at least there would be some sort of benefit for the rest of human kind. But no, it’s all teeth and hairdo. His Excellency? Who can pull that off? “You’ve just burned the toast your Excellency.” of The Very Honorable or The Right Reverend or The Most Noble, we kind of then want some sort of proof.

“Yes. And..?” “Well, it’s hardly a sign of Excellence is it, Your Excellency?” You’re just setting yourself up for failure. Imagine his significant other… “His Excellency? Really? Well, I’ve had better…” That’s the thing, once someone is stamped with title

“Most Noble, Eh? All right. Do something more noble than anyone else. You did say you were the MOST noble didn’t you? Or were you lying? That isn’t very noble…” There’s got to be something a bit more realistic to aspire to. Like, The Very Vague… Mick or The Most Mistaken For The Love Child of Ozzy Osbourne and

Neil From The Young Ones Even Though That Raises Certain Questions About Human Genetics… Mick. I’m not sure. But that last one might need a slightly bigger postcard… sMICK LOWENSTEIN

Catch The Short Back and Sideshow! 0 1 June @ The Backspace Theatre, Hobart

For 2009, there were sixteen applicants and of these four were chosen. They were: Bernard Lloyd, with his film The Tin Man, a bio-pic on Tasmanian prospector James “Philosopher” Smith; Marisa Mastrocola with her film Village in my Suitcase, about a young woman grieving the passing of her father’s Italian peasant village; Dominique Hurley and Justice Newman with Water; and Jasmine Cameron with The Night Garden, which follows the theme of silent bonds we form with people when we face difficult times through the eyes of a young insomniac. Award winning filmmaker Roger Scholes will be Supervising Producer for the project. We congratulate the winners, as well as all those who entered. 0

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LUCIE THORNE Black Across the Field

THE DIRTY LOVE Roulette Romance

BONJAH Until Dawn


At the first listening to this album, I wasn’t immediately captivated, but I did get a definite sense of an underlying mood. The musical ideas and riffs are very subtly played and are fairly unsubstantial. There isn’t really a spotlight given to any part of the instrumentation at any particular point. It is all casually used to add colour over a set of relatively simple songs.

The first few seconds of this CD give you a snapshot of what this CD is like. It starts with a strong guitar riff, a drummer tapping a cymbal and then the vocals roar in. And it doesn’t let up for the rest of the five songs.

I got some good old easy-listening time out of this CD. A healthy portion of blues/folk/reggae influenced music for breakfast can make a day seem friendlier. There is some gold in here.

I got a fluffy feeling of sanity after listening to this album. On the surface, Tara Simmons has definitely gone for a ‘less is more’ approach with the arrangement and instrumentation. It does sound like it would have taken a lot of work to get right though.

If you like your music old school, hard-rock style, this EP will be right up your alley. In fact, up a dark alley is where you might find this band, or their essence, anyway.

None of the songs are anything particularly new. They have a few smart hooks but are forgettable for the most part. The lead singer does have a cool sounding timbre to his voice.

They play tough, dirty rock, which has a driving beat, wailing guitars and gritty vocals. You’ll find yourself bobbing your head, and singing along to the hooks.

The simple, trite, sentimental lyrics are sung with a laudable enthusiasm and the overall performance of the rest of the band as a whole is good.

They sing songs about girls, money, and the city, and they do it really well. Every instrument stands out, and has a definite presence, but also complements the other sounds. And I include the vocals in that, too. The lead guitar stands out, with some awesome solos, but that’s the style of this act, guitar driven rock ‘n’ roll.

But where the album’s actual strength lies is in the fun atmosphere created. It’s exceptionally basic and unpretentious. It revels in being natural and all it seems to ask of its listeners is to do the same.

I believe that the ‘colour’ (or atmosphere if you like) itself has turned out to be the most outstanding feature of the entire work. And it feels dark. I was impressed by the lyrics. They are agreeably contemplative, but the deliverance of them seems emotionally flat and at times unclear. The tone of Lucie’s voice here is pleasant, sad, and shy and doesn’t vary much. I halfunderstand this as a personal preference. I should make mention of the unabashed bad sounding overdriven guitar that features in a few of the songs. It blends well and accentuates that dark colour. It alone is bound to give lovers of grunginess at least a couple of goose bumps. I imagine that if I heard these songs played live, the power behind the music would present itself in a more obvious way. I can’t say for sure though, having never seen Lucie in action. So in the end the whole thing was a bit boring and forgettable for me personally, but I can’t deny its delicate beauty. This album would be best to listen to when either going to sleep or waking up and stirring the coffee. It is very good. 8/10 sDAVE ELLISTON


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It reminds me, at times, of AC/DC and of The Angels, but this is a unique sound for a Tasmanian band, and a sound that I can see taking them places. The production is flawless, clear and strong, and the mix presents them exactly as they are, a straight-up rock band. Each of the songs have their own style, but they also connect, and there’s no filler. On ya guys. Nice job. Rock on! 8/10 sDAVID WILLIAMS

I do have a feeling this album is more designed and catered for the type of people who think dancing is actually an important part of music. I wouldn’t classify this record as ‘dance music’ as such, but most of it certainly danceable. For a demonstration of what a band like them can do, Bonjah have planted a bit of a guidepost here. I have not seen them live, but I can imagine that if this album were to be recreated onstage, it would be a great show. 7/10 sDAVE ELLISTON

There is an air of sophistication about the use of various combinations of acoustic and electronic instruments. Most of the recording appears neatly measured and premeditated. Every note seems important and (given the sparseness of the arrangement) nearly every musical idea is exposed to the listener. Trying to achieve flawlessness does make for a brave style. But maybe Tara hasn’t been brave enough. There is a very reserved feel to the album. It seems as if the full potential of a great talent is being held back for some reason. I assume that has a lot to do with an intended aesthetic, but I’d say that it is almost too rigid. There are plenty of little moments that shine through the mostly dry and humble performance that make me wonder about the possibilities. One thing you can say about lack of emotional contrast is that it glues everything together nicely into one whole work of art. All up, I think this album is awesome really. My favourite track is ‘The Worst of It’. It is just so pretty. 8/10 sDAVE ELLISTON



As Good As It Gets Fear is the key for Viggo Mortensen.

“…I’ve found that if a script reads well and is interesting and, most importantly, if it scares me a little and gets me wondering if I could actually do it justice, it’s probably good for me...” The Oscar-nominated actor, who worked steadily for almost 20 years before his role as Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s phenomenally successful Lord of the Rings trilogy made him an overnight star, could very easily spend the rest of his career cashing in on his performance as the sword-slinging hero. But that’s not the way the socially conscious and artistically motivated Mortensen tends to operate. The majority of the projects he has taken on since the Rings trilogy wrapped up in 2003 have been lowbudget independent features. Even the most highprofile of these - the two films he made with acclaimed filmmaker David Cronenberg, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises – weren’t exactly blockbusters. Mortensen is quick to point out, however, that his options when it comes to roles are more limited than many people might imagine. “Even actors who have more options than they may have had before – like I’ve had in the last few years because of Lord of the Rings and the Cronenberg films – have fewer options than you might think,” he said. “We always have the ability to say no but you can only say yes if someone offers something to you. So it’s a bit of a myth to think ‘Oh, this person has made it and now they can do whatever they want’.” That being said, Mortensen’s criteria for selecting projects remains the same as it did when he first started acting 25 years ago. “I want to find interesting stories. I want to take roles where I can learn something. And I’ve found that if a script reads well and is interesting and, most importantly, if it scares me a little and gets me wondering if I could actually do it justice, it’s probably good for me. “That element, the fear element, is the most important to me.” WWW.SAUCE.NET.AU

The fear made itself apparent in a number of ways when Mortensen was considering taking the lead role in Good, a thoughtful and quietly provocative drama taking place in Germany around the time of World War II. Mortensen’s character, literature professor John Halder, is gradually drawn deeper and deeper into the burgeoning Nazi party when his novel about compassionate euthanasia is co-opted as propaganda. As the Nazi power base develops, Halder’s personal stature grows along with it, even as the moral foundations of German society start to crumble. The actor confesses to being confronted by the subject matter and slightly intimidated by working alongside a cast of British theatre actors but admits that superstition played a large role in his accepting the part of Halder. “There was a special circumstance, which is that I saw the original London production of Good 25 years before we did the movie,” he said. “It was when I first started acting, I was doing a screen test for a movie I didn’t the next two dozen. But I saw this play, and when the screenplay came along it struck me that I should do it for superstitious reasons alone.” The seemingly passive character of Halder seems like a departure for Mortensen. But he disagrees with claims that the man he’s portraying is inactive.

even though it takes place in an extraordinary time. “There are expectations people have of a story that takes place in this time and place, and it bothers some people that Good disregards those expectations. I happen to like it.” Another way which Good subverts cinematic conventions, Mortensen believes, is its lack of catharsis. “What separates this movie from others made about the Holocaust or Nazism is that they generally offer some kind of release – by the end, you’re off the hook in a way,” he said. “Here, you don’t get that. It stays with you in a way that’s not usual. It’s more of an implosion than an explosion.” Making a low-budget cautionary tale about the moral and philosophical implications of inaction set in Nazi Germany, one that doesn’t allow its audience off the hook, isn’t exactly the career move of someone looking to retain their place on the A-list. Mortensen, however, isn’t too concerned about all that. “I’m aware that when I do a movie like Good – or

even the Cronenberg films, to some degree – that they’re not the kind of projects that keep you at the level where movie can be greenlit based on your involvement,” he said. “I know I’m taking a chance each time I do a small movie that may not be seen by a lot of people but I don’t really care. “Life’s short. And if I live to be 80, I don’t want to look back and say ‘OK, I made money and had fun but I could have done some of those other stories, some movies that people are still watching years after they were made’. “I feel fortunate to have been in popular movies. More importantly to me, though, I’ve been in more than one movie that people will be watching 20 years from now.” sROBERT ROSSER

0 Good opened in selected cinemas April 9. Mortensen will also be appearing in John Hillcoat’s The Road later in the year. To hear an interview with The Road’s composer Warren Ellis, head to

“A lot of people have said that they’re surprised to see me playing this passive character,” he said. “I think that has something to do with movie conventions but maybe also a little something to do with the baggage I bring to a project. I don’t think he’s passive. He is to some degree in the beginning; he’s trying to keep everyone happy but he’s not getting much in return. And he’s not complaining about that but it does mean he’s right for the picking, for people to validate him. “He’s not an extraordinary person, and that’s one of the things I liked about this story – it’s not about extraordinary people or even extraordinary events, . ISSUE 94 . MAY 13 - MAY 26 2009


SOUNDCHECK - out and about in the hottest venues THE STABS @ The Brisbane Hotel, 1 May

THE PROTECTORS @ The Republic, 2 May


The night The Stabs came to town, the air was thick with intrigue. We waited with baited breath to see what their sixth birthday reunion tour would spill forth from the belly of these Aus-rock beasts.

Geez, these guys were, really, really fucking good. Something special. Even though it was their first gig in Tassie, the room was full, and there were screams from the crowd at the end of their songs. Girls were dancing, guys were rocking. In terms of the standard of their live show, I’d put them up there with British India. They gave all they had for forty minutes, and everyone there seemed to appreciate it.

My day started at 5am, but with the promise of Grafton Primary at the end, it seemed to melt into the night before I knew it. Having seen Grafton play at the Republic in November, my crew and I were eager to see how their set would ‘fit’ in Syrup... For those that aren’t in the know, Grafton were due to play their first gig on April 25th, but had to postpone due to one member suffering a throat infection. There was high demand for this gig, which resulted in the announcement of a second performance, much to the delight of elated fans.

I had heard stories of their tour with Mudhoney…and I wanted to know more. However, first the audience was treated to two of Hobart’s favorite bedroom rockers. First Ivy street kicked out the jams with a set that was in my mind comparable to early Joy Division, however it did reek of Hobart remotism, hinting of Mouth (they looked like them too) - yet modern and grounded. These boys knew what they were doing and they did it with panache. Then Mo Grisley played some tunes, in their own grunge/Dixieland way. I wouldn’t be lying if I said I enjoyed this band more each time I saw them. Reggi sure has matured as a artist - his passion and composure are commendable. Then it was time for The Stabs. Gracing the stage: Matt, Brendan and Mark, presented as some indie “nirvana”.. yet with pounding drums and wicked textured guitar skill that they offered us up on a platter… a mature grunge.. and grunge that went dark and deep … the grunge that had lived to tell their stories… and not festered by the 2nd album. I wondered why they had chosen to spend their 6th birthday in our company. And then I remembered, to rock is too tour and too tour is to rock. sZOE ZAC

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A friend, who goes to a lot of gigs, was amazed by the drummer. One of the best he’d seen, he said, and he was definitely going to be at their upcoming headline gig to see those skins get smashed again! Pete Stals, lead singer, was also great, sassy and provocative, clear and strong with his vocals, as he prowled around and got in our face. The lead guitarist was supported on rhythm by Pete, too, and together the sound was big, layered, and complex, but driving and wild. I’d seen YouTube clips, and listened to their songs on MySpace, but they were paled by The Protectors in the flesh, live and loud. The sound did have elemets that reminded me of Nirvana, Pete Stals reminded me of Iggy pop, and the band of The Stooges, but the guitar solos and effects reminded me of Jimi Hendrix. Make sure you see these guys. I reckon they are going to be very big one day, and you’ll be able to say that you saw them, when they’d just started out. See you there.

THE SUPERKUNTS @ The Alley Cat, 8-May

Grafton hit the makeshift stage to an eruption of dance moves and sweat. The floor was pulsating as people cut their stuff to the electro rock sounds of ‘She Knows it’, ‘I Can Cook and Change,’ to name a few. It all became a little too much for some, with Grafton having to stop partway through ‘’She Knows It’ to ask the crowd to refrain from pushing and surging forward to the point the stage was nearly swamped. Once that was dealt with, we were able to get back to hearing the beats and melting into the heavy guitar riffs that entranced us for the next hour. Before we knew it, the tunes had stopped and peeps were chanting for GP to reappear, they had once last treat for us, ‘Hidden Cycle.’ People twisted and curled as the clear crowd favorite played out its last electro beats, a fitting end to a great gig.

First up, to anyone who takes offence to us printing the name of this band in the mag, and especially to the person who rang and complained last time, ‘kunts’ is, according to my research (last time this came up), a Danish word for ‘people’ and I believe there is Danish heritage in the band. Sure, the band name is provocative, but I get the impression that this is a band that like to push people’s buttons. This seems like a band who are out to have fun, with no aspirations of stardom, or even any level of commercial success. They play because they love to, and love to entertain, and to be cheeky. They have a ‘tongue in cheek’ attitude, typified by the music they play and the costumes they wear. This night they were all dressed in dresses, and went all the way, with makeup and hairstyles. I’m not sure if this is a regular thing, as it was my first time seeing them, but it was an interesting difference to the usual black t-shirts and jeans that many acts present themselves in. They played some covers, including a medley of The Church’s ‘Unguarded Moment’ with the theme from The Love Boat, for those familiar with that show. And they played originals. Their ‘piece de resistance’, in my opinion, was their last song, which was a fast one, with the lyrics, “Drink. Wank. Cry.” From the comments of those I was with, and from observation of other guys in the room, those lyrics hit home. Overall, the band were fun to watch. And isn’t it the entertainment business?



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$40 Fashionista

BY REBECCA TAYLOR Model: Emily Cappelletti

PIECES USED IN SHOT Lace skirt (Vintage) – $5, Vinnies Jacket (bStar) - $3, Red Cross Shop Top (Alannah Hill) - $5, Vinnies Suede Boots (Laura Bennini) - $25, Vinnies Stockings - $2, Woolworths


MONDAYS / TUESDAYS Industry Night • $25 Beer Buckets – Any 5 stubbies from our fridge for $25 When I first saw the vintage lace skirt I used in this photo, I had a flashback of a lace-clad Madonna in the 80’s. It got me thinking about the evolution of fashion. At the start of each season a new design, a new look hits the market, and fresh trends emerge. Or do they? Are the styles really that new, or are designer’s just reviving looks from years gone by? Are we a part of fashion evolution or fashion revivalution? The boho-chic explosion is perhaps the best example of how a style from the past was revived. In 2004 Sienna Miller hit the covers of magazines across the world looking like a modern day version of a freeloving hippy fresh home from Woodstock. Women and girls swarmed to op-shops and vintage clothing stores in search of original late 60’s and 70’s pieces. They begged their mothers and grandmothers for any gorgeous leather boots, or bell-bottom sleeved mini dresses they may have lurking in boxes at the back of closets. Designers soon smelled the money to be made, and started producing new pieces, made to look just like the boho originals. Fashion from every era has since been revived and revamped. The 20’s and 30’s, through to the 80’s and 90’s; they’ve all been done! And they’ll probably be done again. Fashion revolves as much as it evolves. So think twice before you give or throw away gorgeous, well made pieces. If you hold on to something long enough, chances are it won’t be long before it’s “in” again! WWW.SAUCE.NET.AU

WEDNESDAY - UNI NIGHT Gonna have a big night? We will fill you up! • Paella $25/hd • $15 Sangria Jugs •10pm – 12pm $10 Cocktails • Schooners @ 10oz prices

THURSDAY Ladies Night! Girls leave the boys at home and come in for a stiff one! • Cosmos $10

FRIDAY • Free Tapas between 5pm and 6pm with every drink

SATURDAY / SUNDAY Lazy Afternoons • Schooners @ 10oz prices 3pm – 6pm RELAX in our couches upstairs or the sunny courtyard. Got a FUNCTION? We can cater for any budget.

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Name: Adelaide Age: 19 Fave band: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Worst thing about breaking up? Being alone and sad Best thing? Finding someone new and better

Name: Burtukan Age: 20 Fave band: Teddy Worst thing about breaking up? Bad communication Best thing? Problem solved

Name: Chris Age: 31 Fave band: The Clash Worst thing about breaking up? Physical harm Best thing? Escaping physical harm

Name: Emma Age: 22 Fave band: Rilo Kiley Worst thing about breaking up? Thinking about it all the time Best thing? Good songwriting material

Name: Jack Age: 19 Fave band: Chk Chk Chk Worst thing about breaking up? Losing friends Best thing? Being single again

Name: Josh Age: 21 Fave band: Zero Degrees Freedom Worst thing about breaking up? Feeling down Best thing? Moving on

Name: Lou Age: 31 Fave band: The Cure Worst thing about breaking up? Having to give stuff back Best thing? Meeting someone new

Name: Ryan Age: 22 Fave band: The Presets Worst thing about breaking up? Adjusting to being single Best thing? Freedom


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