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DAVIDSON BROTHERS

Multi-instrumentalists and bluegrass legends Hamish and Lachlan Davidson, aka the Davidson Brothers, are one of Australia’s hottest country music acts. With six albums and a number of Country Music Awards under their belt, they are now set for the launch of their seventh studio album. Whilst keeping in bluegrass tradition, the new album is said to contain some new grass flavours. Join the album launch party at the Corner Hotel on June 19.

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Los Angeles-based rapper Kid Ink has announced that he will bring his My Own Lane tour to Australian shores this August. The rapper behind last year’s hit, Bad Ass, released his sophomore album My Own Way on RCA last January. The LP features collaborations with the likes of French Montana, Wale, Chris Brown and Pusha T. Kid Ink will hit The Hi-Fi on Sunday August 24. Tickets go on sale Friday May 16 at noon from www.thehifi.com.au.

PITY SEX

Heading to Australia for the first time this August as part of Poison City’s annual Weekender Fest, Michigan’s fuzz-pop darlings  Pity Sex  have also announced a short run of east coast dates. They’ll be supported on all dates by Byron Bay/Melbourne scuzz-rock trio Postblue. Hailing from Ann Arbor, MI, Pity Sex specialize in foggy, lo-fi noise pop and fuzzed-out, blown-speaker walls of sound, all with their own midwestern emo subtleties. They’ll be here in Melbourne playing at the Old Bar on Monday August 25. Tickets will be available on the door.

LURCH & CHIEF

2014 has been a massive year for Lurch & Chief. The local six-piece launched their single Mother/Father with a sold out show at the Liberty Social, toured nationally with Stonefield, landed a slot on triple j’s Like a Version and recently graced the main stage at Groovin' the Moo and the Big Pineapple Music Festival. To cap off the busy first half of the year, they’re playing a special free entry show at the Espy in St Kilda on Friday June 20. Come and catch them at what is possibly their last show at a venue this size with support from Magic Bones, Singles and Sea Legs. Doors open at 8pm. Entry is free.

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The first single from Cookin’ on 3 Burners’ sixth studio album Blind Bet (out 4th July), Losing Streak features special guest vocalists Daniel Merriweather (Mark Ronson, Adele) on the A-side and Kylie Auldist (The Bamboos) on the B-side Mind Made Up. The limited edition (500 only) pressing is out May 20 via Freestyle Records. If you haven’t seen Cookin’ On 3 Burners live, you’re in for a treat this July. The Blind Bet launch parties feature special guest vocalists from the album, MC’s, B-Girls & B-Boys and the cream of Australia’s Deep Funk & Soul DJ’s. Grab your oven gloves and join the band as they celebrate the future sound of yesterday. Catch the album launch party at the Corner Hotel on July 4.

LILY ALLEN

While in the country to headline Splendour in the Grass, the sharp-witted and ever-talented Lily Allen will also be treating Melbourne’s Festival Hall and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion to headline shows this July. No stranger to Australia, Allen’s  It’s Not Me, It’s You World Tour reached Australian shores in 2009 and she performed to packed crowds on the main stage of the Big Day Out Festival the following year. Four years down the road and with a brand new album in tow, Allen will be performing her biggest Australian headline shows to date and lucky ticketholders are in for a treat. Tickets to the Melbourne show are available through ticketmaster.


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THE CREASES

Hailing from sunny Queensland, The Creases are four friends ( Joe Agius, Jarrod Mahon, Aimon Clark and Gabe Webster), two of whom lived together in a rickety old share house in East Brisbane. On a random rainy night in, Joe and Jarrod got together and recorded their first track Fun To Lose, which was followed up by I Won’t Wait just one week later.  The songs rippled through the local scene and beyond, with Rough Trade (UK) knocking on The Creases’ door to release I Won’t Wait on vinyl soon after.  Support slots for Franz Ferdinand, PEACE, The Preatures and The Jungle Giants followed, both capitalising on and further fuelling the buzz surrounding the band. The Creases’ newest track is Static Lines. With its feel good vibes, shoegazer influences and '60s grooves, it captures the band’s charming DIY, offbeat style that has so enamoured critics and public alike.  Static Lines is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming 5-track EP (due for release in the second half of the year). With a bevy of achievements to celebrate, The Creases have now announced an east coast Static Lines single tour. Their live shows are effortless, yet tight, like they’ve been at it for years. Catch them at Splendour in the Grass or Shebeen on June 28. Tickets are available from www.shebeenbandroom.com.au.

ROXETTE

Legendary Swedish pop-rockers Roxette have announced that they are returning to Australia early next year. One of Sweden’s biggest exports, the duo are best known for seminal tracks such as Listen To Your Heart, How Do You Do, Spending My Time, Joyride and The Look, which this year celebrates its 25 anniversary of reaching #1 on the Billboard US Chart in 1989. They’ll be joined on the tour by Boom Crash Opera. Catch them at Rod Laver Arena on Friday February 20 or at A Day On The Green at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley on Saturday February 21. Tickets for all shows on sale 9am Tuesday May 27. Visit Live Nation for more information.

THE BENNIES

Local legends The Bennies have announced yet another tour of their favourite Australian cities as part of their mega Queen’s Birthday ‘Bong’ Weekend tour. Fresh from a spot on Melbourne Soundwave, their first ever tour of NZ and a tour of China, The Bennies are bringing their own brand of punk/ska/psychedelic/doom/metal/punk rock to Melbourne’s Ding Dong Lounge on  Friday June 6, and we’re inviting you. Beat Mag is giving away two double passes to the show. Don’t miss out.

ANNIE & BERN

Melbourne’s own Annie & Bern have just released their debut album Here Comes the Love and to celebrate, they are excitedly hitting the road to bring their upbeat, romantic vintage-pop to a town near you. Relatively new to the scene, they deliver a vintage sound in vintage attire. If you love the greats of the British ‘60s scene such as Lulu, Sandie Shaw, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, and The Kinks, you’ll love Annie & Bern. Their sound is described as sometimes dreamy, sometimes raw, but always delivered honestly and with integrity. Score one of three double passes and don’t miss out when Annie & Bern play the Grace Darling on Saturday May 24.

KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES

After 13 years, four albums, 14 singles, countless headline tours, thousands of satisfied punters and a series of colossal festival appearances, Welsh rockers Kids In Glass Houses announce their farewell Australian tour. Having formed in South Wales in the same fertile scene that also produced the likes of Bullet for my Valentine, Funeral for a Friend and myriad others, Kids In Glass Houses rapidly rose to prominence after being championed by their peers as talented newcomers. The band’s most recent 2013 offering in fourth album ‘Peace’ represents the band at their most relaxed and serves as a reminder of what Kids In Glass Houses have achieved thus far. Supporting on all shows will be Sydney trio With Confidence. With Confidence have been a force to be reckoned with touring the country continuously since early 2013 and rapidly growing their fan base.  Their alternative infused pop rock melodies will make for a perfect addition to the lineup. The tour will see two shows in Melbourne, Saturday August 23 at Bang! at Royal Hotel Melbourne and Sunday August 24 at Wrangler Studios for an all ages show.

SCOTT RUSO AND PHIL JAMIESON

Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo and Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson smashed the shit out of Ding Dong Lounge last week when they performed an exclusive acoustic sideshow together off the back of Hits and Pits festival. We’ve got a super rare and fucking awesome poster from the gig in our hot little hands, ready to give away to one lucky punter. Only 50 of these bad boys were ever made, and the poster is signed by both of these charming gentlemen. Yeah that’s right. A hand signed, limited edition gig poster. Want it? Head to beat. com.au/freeshit to win.

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Dr. Martens  will be taking over a soon-to-be revealed location in Melbourne for their one week only #standforsomething concert and pop-up series. Headlining the event will be Band of Skulls supported by Melbourne’s own Kingswood and Stonefield. Flying in from the UK, Band of Skulls are one of the biggest upand-comers to hit the music scene in recent years. After making up the line up at Splendour in the Grass and touring with household names such as Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, The Dead Weather and Muse, they released their third LP Himalayan in March this year.  Four-piece  rock outfit Kingswood has toured with the likes of The Living End and Grinspoon and supported Aerosmith. They have just returned from Nashville where they recorded their first studio album. Stonefield gives a contemporary twist to classic rock'n'roll. Their heavy, raw and startlingly mature collection of songs with an overt blues influence are a trademark. Tickets to the event are free but extremely limited and only available via a ballot system through the Dr. Martens Aus/NZ Facebook page. Location will be released June 11, stay tuned for details.

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ELLIOT THE BULL

 

Elliot the Bull have announced that they will treat fans to a slew of shows this June when they head out on their Riding In Vans With Bulls tour. The fourpiece from New South Wales recently released their sophomore EP Dazed and its lead single Colourblind in addition to wrapping up their second tour of China. Melbourne-based songstress Tanya Batt will take on opening duties on the upcoming tour. Catch â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em at the Toff in Town on Thursday June 12. Tickets are available from www.thetoffintown.com



 

  

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NEUROSIS 

Heavy rock luminaries are heading down under for their first ever Australian tour. Neurosis have become an institution of heavy music. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk band in the mid-'80s to their gradual evolution into a transcendent and genre-defying collective, the Oakland natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights like Isis, Mastodon and High on Fire. The tour kicks off in Brisbane on August 4 and includes two Melbourne shows on August 7 at the Corner and August 8 at the Hi-Fi. Tickets are available through Oztix.com.au.

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SEPULTURA

Sepultura are finally returning to Australia. Last year the group released their latest album The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must Be the Heart, and with 2014 marking the band reaching three solid decades in their career (alongside eleven years since the Brazilian metal overlords were last on our shores), tickets are certain to be snapped up. Catch them at 170 Russell on Wednesday October 1. Tickets go on sale on Thursday May 22 through Metropolis.

KING BUZZO

Melvins frontman King Buzzo is headed to Australia with a colossal ten-date solo acoustic tour of Australia this August. With a career spanning 31 years, 30 albums and over 2,000 live performances, this tour marks the first time that the monarch of metal has performed acoustically in such a unique and intimate setting. The tour kicks off on Wednesday August 13 and tickets are available through Oztix.com.au.

BONJAH

Bonjah have unveiled their most extensive national tour yet in support of their critically acclaimed new album Beautiful Wild. From July to October, the band will play 20 shows across six states. Fans can expect to hear Beautiful Wild in full as well as cuts from their past two albums. Bonjah will treat Melbourne to a trio of shows. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hit Cherry Bar on Friday July 4, Yah Yahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Saturday July 5 and The Hi-Fi on Sunday October 5.

SOHN

English singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sohn has announced that he will hit our shores for the first time this June. Sohn released his debut album Tremors last month. He drew inspiration for the eleven-track LP from his move from London to Vienna. On stage, fans can expect for Sohn to deliver sensual, moody electro-soul. Catch Sohn at Ding Dong Lounge on Wednesday June 25. Tickets are available from www.dingdonglounge.com.au.

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CROOKED COLOURS

Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crooked Colours have locked in their first ever national tour for this winter. The announcement comes on the heels of the indie electro trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performances at Laneway and Groovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the Moo. Catch Crooked Colours on their In Your Bones tour on Friday July 4 at Shebeen. Tickets are available from www.shebeen. com.au.

THE HOLIDAYS

The Holidays will hit the road this winter for an east coast tour in support of their latest single, Tongue Talk. The track is the third single from the Sydney fourpieceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sophomore album, Real Feel. After the success of their LP the band has been forced to book bigger venues, making this upcoming tour their biggest yet. Catch The Holidays at The Hi-Fi on Friday July 4. Tickets are available from www.thehifi.com.au.

THE PIERCE BROTHERS

Multi-instrumentalists The Pierce Brothers have announced an eleven-date tour in support of their forthcoming EP, The Night Tree. Due out Friday May 30, the five track EP features the brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; current single Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s My Fault. Catch emâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Shebeen on Thursday June 26 and Friday June 27.

BOBBY FOX

Bobby Fox has announced that he will play a pair of special shows in Melbourne next month following the release of his debut album, The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LP features his interpretations of his favourite 45s and even comes with a duet of Elvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the Boss with Miranda Kerr. Bobby Fox will hit the Toff in Town on Sunday June 15 and Sunday June 29. Tickets are available from www.thetoffintown.com.

BOYEUR

Indie-pop duo Boyeur will hit the road to celebrate the release of their debut EP Gold Street and its first single Cupid. Due out Friday May 30, the EP features collaborations with the unlikely combination of One Above, DJ Reflux and a string quartet. The tour will see the duo play an impressive six instruments between themselves as well as a little help from some strings. Catch Boyeur at the Workers Club on Thursday June 26.

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To celebrate the release of their new single Unforgettable, The Harpoons will be hosting a one-off show in Melbourne. The four-piece will be bringing Friendships along for the ride. After spending the last year working on their forthcoming record, set for release this August, the band are now ready to begin to share it with their hometown audience. This single launch show kicking off the first of many announcements coming from the band. The Harpoons will be launching  Unforgettable at Shebeen on Thursday June 6. Tickets are available www.shebeenbandroom.ticketscout.com.au.

MAJOR LEAGUES & BLOODS

NSW vs. QLD. The old Blues vs. Maroons. A classic rivalry that history has told can only yield one victor, but this June NSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest punk brats Bloods and QLDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream-pop kids Major Leagues will prove that the power of rock can overcome even the most ancient of conflicts, when they pack the tour bus and join forces on a co-headline tour along Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s east coast. Major Leagues drew international praise in 2013 from radio and blogs in the USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and the UK.  Standout single, Endless Drain, was named #10 in Mess & Noiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Tracks of 2013, after receiving nearly seven months of continuous rotation airplay from triple j. Major Leaguesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fuzz-laden live show is set to feature highlyanticipated new material from the Brisbane four-piece in June. In the blue corner,  Bloods  will be bringing their energetic party-punk tunes to the east coast as they celebrate the release of their new single Want It. Recorded and produced by their mate Owen Penglis (Straight Arrows/Palms/Royal Headache), Want It is the first single from the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soon-to-be released, yet-to-be-titled debut album, out in August through shiny new label Tiny Galaxy. Major Leagues & Bloods play Shebeen, Melbourne Thursday July 3. Doors open 7.30pm and tickets are $15.

I, A MAN

Melbourne four-piece I, a Man are taking their recently released debut album Gravity Wins Again on the road, heading up the east coast and across to Adelaide throughout May & June. Having gained praise both here in Australia and abroad for the first two singles Less Travelled and In Time, the band finally released their debut on April 11 via their own label We Swimmers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reflective debut that looks at coming to terms with the fact that everything you know is you know nothing at all. From the droning churn of album opener Fossils, the minimalist pulse of Monochrome to the rustic roll of closing track Bandwidth, the hypnotic and expansive twists and turns of Gravity Wins Again will show that with time its understated subtleties are hard to forget. I, a Man launch Gravity Wins Again in Melbourne on Saturday May 31 at the Shadow Electric, alongside with Parading, Grizzly Jim Lawrie & Ern Malley.

TUNE-YARDS

With only a small allocation of tickets remaining for the first show, tUnE-yArDs  announces a  second  Melbourne show at Howler on  Friday July 25.  tUnE-yArDs will also appear at the sold out Splendour in the Grass Festival and at Sydneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oxford Art Factory on Monday July 28. tUnE-yArDs recently impressed with a high energy performance of Water Fountain on  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which featured a surprise appearance from The Roots for the songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finale.  Recently released and receiving glowing reviews, tUnE-yArDsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third album Nikki Nack is joyously fearsome. From the slow burning soul of Wait for a Minute to the junkyard groove and playground chants of single Water Fountain, its innumerable sonic influences were honed with producers Malay (Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys, Big Boi) and John Hill (Rihanna, M.I.A.). Support will come from special guest D.D. Dumbo, whose single Tropical Oceans has served as a sublime anthem to summer. Tickets are $47+bf available through the venue.


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TOURING

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INTERNATIONAL ST VINCENT Howler May 22 MS. LAURYN HILL Hamer Hall on Wednesday May 22 KONE EXPRESS Bella Union 23 May MIDLAKE Corner May 24 JANELLE MONÁE & KIMBRA The Plenary May 26 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW The Forum May 27 MEAT PUPPETS Ding Dong Lounge May 27-28 WE ARE SCIENTISTS Corner Hotel May 28 BRANT BJORK Ding Dong May 29 GARY NUMAN The Hi-Fi May 30 GABRIELLE APLIN The Toff In Town May 31 ELLIE GOULDING Festival Hall May 31 ROYAL BLOOD Corner Hotel May 31 THE WAIFS Corner Hotel June 1 SISQO Trak Lounge Bar June 1 FREE YOUR MIND FESTIVAL The Hi-Fi June 1 KEVIN MARK TRAIL Northcote Social Club June 1 LIARS Corner Hotel June 5 THE RAP GUIDE TO EVOLUTION The Arts Centre, Fairfax Studio June 6-7 WHITE LUNG The Tote June 7 JAMES BLUNT The Plenary June 8 RON POPE Workers Club June 8 TLC Palais Theatre June 11 SCHOOLBOY Q The Forum June 11 SLIM JIM PHANTOM Ding Dong Lounge June 12 THE BOHICAS Ding Dong Lounge June 13 CHET FAKER The Forum June 13 LA DISPUTE Corner Hotel June 12, 13, 14 BASTILLE Festival Hall June 15 BAND OF SKULLS The Hi-Fi June 17 THE BRONX 170 Russell June 17 THE VIBRATORS The Tote June 21 EARTH The Hi-Fi June 21 THE SUPERSUCKERS Ding Dong June 21 SOHN Ding Dong Lounge June 25 THE CRIMSON PROJEKCT The Hi-Fi June 26 LLOYD COLE Caravan Music Club June 26, Thornbury Theatre June 27 JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN Melbourne Recital Centre June 27 STORY OF THE YEAR 170 Russell June 29 BELL X1 Hi-Fi Bar July 3

ADOLESCENTS The Evelyn July 5 TINY RUINS Northcote Social Club July 8 HIGH ON FIRE The Hi-Fi July 19 THE STRYPES Northcote Social Club July 22 KELIS Prince Bandroom July 22 LONDON GRAMMAR Festival Hall July 22 ÁSGEIR The Forum July 22 SKY FERREIRA Prince Bandroom July 23 TUNE-YARDS Howler July 24, 25 THE ACID Northcote Social Club July 24 LILY ALLEN Festival Hall July 24 PELICAN The Hi-Fi July 25 METRONOMY & CIRCA WAVES The Forum July 25 MIKHAEL PASKALEV 170 Russell July 25 THE WILD FEATHERS Northcote Social Club July 25 PHANTOGRAM Prince Bandroom July 25 GROUPLOVE 170 Russel July 25 MAS YSA Prince Bandroom July 25 DARLIA LOCK Northcote Social Club July 26 SKATERS Corner Hotel July 26 CHROME SPARKS/RAT & CO Howler July 26 THE 1975 The Hi-Fi July 27 FUTURE ISLANDS Corner Hotel July 28 FOSTER THE PEOPLE Palais Theatre July 28 THE HEAD AND THE HEART Howler July 28 WILD BEASTS Prince Bandroom July 29 JUNGLE Corner Hotel July 29 BEN HOWARD Palais Theatre July 30 RY X Howler July 30 FIRST AID KIT The Hi-Fi July 31 ANDREW STRONG DOES THE COMMITMENTS Corner Hotel August 3 NEUROSIS Corner Hotel August 7, The Hi-Fi August 8 I AM GIANT Cherry Bar August 8 KASABIAN Festival Hall August 9 KING BUZZO Ding Dong Lounge August 15 KNAPSACK The Reverence Hotel August 21 LADY GAGA Rod Laver Arena August 23 KID INK The Hi-Fi August 24 THE USED & TAKING BACK SUNDAY 170 Russell August 25, 26 PITY SEX The Old Bar August 25 THE DANDY WARHOLS Corner Hotel August 26 BIFFY CLYRO Palais Theatre September 7 SEPULTURA 170 RUSSELL October 1 ROLLING STONES Rod Laver Arena November 5

ROLLING STONES Hanging Rock, Macedon November 8 ANBERLIN The Forum September 7 KANYE WEST Rod Laver Arena September 9, 10 ROBBIE WILLIAMS Rod Laver Arena September 16 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Etihad Stadium September 18 INGRID MICHAELSON Corner Hotel September 20 VERUCA SALT Corner Hotel September 26 KATY PERRY Rod Laver Arena November 14, 15 ACCEPT Corner Hotel November 15 ROXETTE Rod Laver Arena February 20, Rochford Wines Yarra Valley February 21

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CHERRYROCK

By Patrick Emery James Young, owner of Cherry Bar and organiser of the venue’s eponymous rock festival, has just got off the phone to Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle. Long a champion of the Melbourne music scene, Young has been actively campaigning for changes to the city’s zoning and licensing laws to protect the livelihood of live music venues. While arguably not the prototypical Melbourne rock’n’roll fan, Doyle appears to be lending a sympathetic ear to Young’s concerns for the future of Melbourne’s internationally renowned live music venues. “We had a good chat,” Young says. “I called him ‘Mayor’, and he said, ‘Just call me Robert.’” The battle between live music culture and local commercial and residential amenity has both local and broader aspects. At the conclusion of last year’s CherryRock, Young suggested that the impending move of new tenants into an adjoining building could spell the end of open-air festivals at Cherry Bar. (Young’s commitment to live music transcends mere rhetoric and Cherry Bar: about a month after this interview took place, Young, fearing another live music venue could bite the dust, swooped into Yah Yah’s on Smith Street one evening and agreed to buy the business from the current owners.) Young staged the first CherryRock festival in 2008, headlined by Eddy Current Suppression Ring (capped off with Brendan Suppression’s recreation of Iggy Stooge’s famous crowd walk at the 1970 Cincinnati Pop Festival). Now, with the impending opening of an alfresco restaurant immediately proximate to Cherry Bar, Young’s beloved outdoor festival threatens to become a thing of the past. Young concedes that the current chapter of CherryRock is about to conclude. “This CherryRock is certainly going to be the last CherryRock of this form and of this type,” Young confirms. “While I remain quietly confident that we’ll have the support of the Melbourne City Council for festivals in AC/DC Lane or some other location in Melbourne, the reality is that with a Peruvian al fresco restaurant at the base of AC/DC Lane we’re just not going to have space for the huge stage we put in.” With Cherry’s new neighbour’s restaurant due to open in June, Young has brought forward CherryRock014 to Sunday May 25 to offer the event a suitable send-off. “I don’t know what I’m going to do after this event, but I’m not going to let the concept of CherryRock go, but this will be the last one of CherryRock as you have known it,” Young says. “For the future, the ball’s really in our court. We can go one of two ways: we can either go smaller, make the stage smaller and move it further up AC/DC Lane, or alternatively we can go ballsy and set it up further up Flinders Lane with a bigger stage and have people all the way down Flinders Lane. If we did that, AC/DC Lane might be where you’d put the food and toilets. And maybe we could put a stage on AC/DC Lane, so you were looking up and instead of down – like an outdoor cinema in Paris – Le CherryRock,” Young laughs. And while reports of its permanent demise might be exaggerated, the current form of CherryRock is going to be farewelled in a hard rocking frenzy. Legendary cow punk rock band Meat Puppets and Brant Bjork are the event’s headliners; a host of local bands including the Bitter Sweet Kicks, Don Fernando, Drunk Mums, King of the North and Child will provide a potent entree. Young is especially looking forward to the appearance of Arizona’s legendary Meat Puppets in the band’s first tour of Australia in over 20 years. “We don’t put a lot of strategy into choosing the bands for CherryRock other than what are the bands that I want to see, and how can I convince them to come and play?” Young says. “With the Meat Puppets, they’re famous for the huge influence on the SST bands, and on bands like Soundgarden, Nirvana and Pavement. They broke up BEAT MAGAZINE PAGE 24

and had a very tumultuous, true punk journey.” That punk journey took the band members from belated commercial acclaim to – especially in the case of bass player Cris Kirkwood – the edge of the narcotic abyss, and back again. “We noticed that they were back on the scene in America and getting rave reviews,” Young says. “So we realised that the time was right and we managed to get them out here.”

James Young Young says getting Meat Puppets on the CherryRock014 bill provided him with the confidence to take the event outside of Melbourne for the first time. The first non-Melbourne CherryRock will be staged at Sydney’s Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Saturday May 31. Young, who was born in Sydney before moving to Melbourne some years ago, is approaching the inaugural Sydney CherryRock with bridled enthusiasm. “The gig will be in Marrickville, which is outside the so-called ‘violent circle’, so the licensing issues are a bit different,’ Young says. “People tell me that Sydney is a hard nut to crack. But I was born in Sydney, and I know there are plenty of great bands in Sydney and there’s a love of rock’n’roll in Sydney, so with the right lineup and an affordable price it will work well there,” Young says. With a lineup heavily weighted toward Melbourne bands, Young is conscious of playing too much on the

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Melbourne-centric aspect of the event. “It could be a bit controversial and arrogant to turn up in Sydney and say, ‘Here’s ten awesome Melbourne bands – you should be grateful,’” Young says. “So the attitude has been more along the lines of, ‘Why do you want to see what you can see every week? You might not know bands like Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Child and Bitter Sweet Kicks, but you’re gonna fuckin’ love them, and I’m going to come away with bruised shoulder blades from all the patting on the back!’” Young gushes with praise for those “awesome Melbourne bands,” including Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk (“this is a band that despite being a Melbourne two-piece blues band managed to get The Boot at Golden Plains – they’re absolutely world class”), Child (“my new favourite band – three-piece, long-haired psychedelic stoner-blues rock ... incredible debut album with only five tracks on it, most of them about eightto-ten minutes long – it’s so incredibly nuanced that at some points their new album reminds me of Dirty Three because of how artistic and spatial it is”) and Bitter Sweet Kicks (“they’re the closest band I can think of to the Powder Monkeys – high energy, high intensity live band who continue to get kicked in the teeth, and just can’t seem to get the recognition they deserve. When you see Jack Davies out the front of the band hanging upside down off the wall, as he often does, it’s Stooges-esque in its energy levels”). Then there’s Drunk Mums (“I manage Drunk Mums, so I’m biased. I never want to manage bands, I hate managing bands but they’re that fucking good I had to manage this band – they flew down from Cairns to Melbourne, they’ve got three songwriters, they’ve got the best haircuts in Melbourne, the hottest girlfriends in Melbourne – one of the guys wants to be a ‘60s Rickenbacker powerpop band, the bass player wants them to be a punk band like The Scientists and the other guy wants there to be this punk ethos flowing through the band, and doesn’t really care if they’re successful or not”). And from across the Tasman comes New Zealand’s Beastwars (“an absolutely brutal rock band – when I saw them play at Cherry I thought they were one of the toughest bands I’d seen – in a couple of years’ time they’ll be on the main stage at Soundwave”). With music festivals dropping like flies in recent months, Young sees the continuing success of CherryRock – whatever its future guise and location – as a beacon of rock’n’roll festival hope. “We’re accidentally the hero survival model for future music festivals – which is a modest crowd size of about 800, a modest price of 70 bucks, an incredible lineup of mostly local bands, and really designed for the heavy drinking, heavy music-loving [punter],” Young says. “It’s always a fantastic day – there’s nothing like standing on the cobblestones of AC/DC Lane with an ice-cold can of beer watching rock’n’roll blaring up the lane, feeling like you’re rebelling against the corporate structures that cast a shadow upon your day.” CHERRYROCK014 is on at AC/DC Lane on Sunday May 25, featuring Meat Puppets, Brant Bjork, Redcoats, Beastwars and many, many more.

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Meat Puppets (USA) .......................8:05-9:20pm Brant Bjork (USA) ......................... 6:20 – 7:20pm King Of The North ........................ 4:55 – 5:40pm Redcoats ........................................ 3:35 – 4:15pm Beastwars (NZ) .............................. 2:20 – 3:00pm Bitter Sweet Kicks .......................... 1:10 – 1:40pm The Harlots ................................ 12:10 – 12:40pm

Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk ........ 7:20 – 8:05pm Child ............................................. 5:40 – 6:20pm Drunk Mums ................................. 4:15 – 4:55pm High Tension ................................. 3:00 – 3:35pm Don Fernando ................................ 1:40 – 2:20pm Powerline Sneakers ...................... 12:40 – 1:10pm

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THIS WEEK: ON SCREEN Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Samsara reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose awardwinning films Baraka and Chronos were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry. Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in 25 countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. It will screen at the Astor in the Super High Definition 4K DCP Format it was intended to be experienced in this Wednesday May 21.

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ON STAGE More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts remains as sensational and electric as ever. Ibsen’s classic work will set the Melbourne stage alight in this new production featuring Edvard Munch-inspired set and costume designs. Linda Cropper and Philip Quast star in this gripping revival of Ibsen’s masterpiece about a wronged wife alongside Pip Edwards, Ben Pfeiffer and Richard Piper. This unflinching critique of marriage and social convention opens at Southbank Theatre, the Sumner on Thursday May 22.

ON DISPL AY Cavalier Brewing and Young Bloods Diner are presenting Hand Crafted. Being held in the iconic Rose St Artist Market, ticket holders will enjoy an amazing lunch served by Young Bloods Diner and three award-winning beers poured by Cavalier Brewing. Ticket holders will also have the opportunity to purchase unique art pieces being created live on the day by some of Melbourne’s best street artists in a silent auction, including Dvate, Askem, Jorz, Kirpy and Striffle. Walk up flash tattoos will be available by the brilliant artists from East Brunswick Tattoo and there will also be creative market stalls, DJs, street performers and interactive art stalls. It takes place on Sunday May 25, visit cavalierbeer. com.au for more information.

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Melbourne is the first city in the world to exhibit the  Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado collection. The exhibition features over 100 Renaissance masterpieces, including works by Raphael (Sacra Famiglia con san Giovannino and Madonna della Rosa) and Antonio Corregio (Noli me tangre; depicted above), consisting of over 70 paintings and 30 sublime drawings.  Italian Masterpieces  provides insight into the taste of the Spanish Royal Court, who have been collecting Italian art-pieces since the early 16th century, and feature a diverse range of lectures and events that will provide insight into these Christian-inspired works. Italian Masterpieces is part of the NGV’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, which began in 2004 with  The Impressionists. Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Mueso del Prado is currently on exhibition at the NGV until Sunday August

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ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL By Liza Dezfouli “Embarrassingly, I’m in one of the films,” says Paul Harris, Artistic Director of St Kilda Film Festival. Harris had a small part in a zombie film made in Adelaide nearly 30 years ago, something which is coming back to fatally bite him on the bum this year: the film appears in the archival Zombiethon program of his 2014 festival. Was Harris a zombie himself in the film? “A necrophiliac zombie,” he says. Even better. “The Zombiethon is a marathon four hour screening of old movie trailers, Michael Jackson videos, bits of old films,” he explains. “Young people can walk around the Astor in zombie costumes and drink cocktails.” Attracting people to a short film festival in a country saturated with opportunities to see short films is an annual challenge for Harris. In what way does St Kilda Film Festival stand apart from, say, Tropfest or Made in Melbourne? “A unique quality of St Kilda Film Festival is the fact that we are a competition festival that screens only locally produced short films,” Harris says. “We only show Australian films. We are a one-stop opportunity for emerging local filmmakers to get a heads up. There’s an international side bar but that isn’t in the competition.” Another difference between St Kilda Film Festival and others is the eclectic mix of entries to the ten day feast of cinema. “We have dramas, documentaries, animations,” Harris notes. “The films come from a national competition, a call for entries from all over Australia – it is representative of what filmmakers are doing on any given day of any year. We get six to seven hundred films from around the country.” 100 of these films are chosen to screen in the Top 100 and up to $40,000 is up for grabs in prize money for the competitive entries. This year Harris is especially excited about a particu-

FREE $HIT SOUNDKILDA On Thursday May 29, SoundKILDA will screen and award the best music videos of local and international musicians by some of country’s most talented filmmakers as part of the St Kilda Film Festival. Known as Australia’s only dedicated music video competition, collaborations include Director Natasha Pincus

lar side bar event – Ernest Singer Presents: A Tribute to the Home Movie Pioneer, screening on Sunday May 25. “He made a whole lot of home movies and short amateur films in the 1950s,” Harris explains. “They’ve never been screened before publicly. They were given to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Singer emigrated from Vienna and started making home movies, family stories, then went on to make more sophisticated films; telling stories through films with more intellectual appeal. When he first came to Melbourne it wasn’t sophisticated like Vienna. He started importing coffee from New Guinea. He was an example of the kind of migrants who came here after WWII. One film, Confidentially Yours, is bizarre; it was made in 1956 and it’s about a private detective asked to tail an unfaithful wife. They end up falling in love and getting married. It’s a quirky little film. Singer was a character; he must have been a bit of a ladies’ man! This bunch of films is from eight years in the 1950s. It’s so interesting the way they’re done. They’re a time capsule of a vanished Melbourne. This screening has been planned for a couple of with The Paper Kites, Director Emma Freeman with CocoRosie, Director Summer DeRoche with City Calm Down and Directors Charlie Ford and Josh McKie with Vance Joy. We have some double passes to give away. HEAD TO BEAT.COM.AU/FREESHIT TO WIN.

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years. Singer’s family is absolutely excited that their father is getting some kind of recognition. (His son Peter Singer is well known in Melbourne as an animal liberationist and bio-ethicist.) Ernest Singer took a lot of care with these films – with sound, with editing, with colour; he even made his own logo – a spiny globe.” Another archival program Harris is looking forward to is Back to the ‘60s. “It includes music films like Once Upon a Twilight about the band The Twilights who were the best-selling ‘60s pop band in Australia,” enthuses Harris. “They were formed by Glen Shorrock (who went on to form the Australian supergroup Little River Band after The Axiom in the 1970s); he was the lead singer. The film is done in the style of The Beatles’ films and The Monkees’ films, with all that crazy editing. There’s also the feature documentary The Snap and Crackle of Pop, where a reporter is recording a behind-the–scenes look at the pop industry, scenes with a record company and a radio programming meeting. The problems they had then are the same as today – getting air play. One of the DJs is Baby John Burgess the TV host. There’s also John Farnham back when he was a plumber’s apprentice or whatever he was. It’s a real nostalgia program.” So what makes a film stand out, in Harris’s opinion? “Some kind of vision,” he replies. “It’s got to do something unusual. If you want to make fictional films then you have to learn how to work with actors, work with a crew; filmmaking is a very collaborative process. Get out there with your digital camera; it can cost hardly anything. Start with your family and your neighbourhood. All of us are unique individuals. Think about who would be interested in this person, this story? Ask the questions: we all have experiences that are unique. Audiences are happy to share them. I saw a film about a guy who works in a pet shop. He handles live snakes; he feeds them rats he keeps in the fridge. It’s astounding. Laura Loves Tattoos is a film about a woman who’s made it as a woman in a male-orientated macho profession. Tofu Man is a five-minute film about a Vietnamese guy who makes tofu and sells it around the Western Suburbs like Sunshine. He’s running a successful factory operation and that in itself is a good little story, but as the film goes on you hear how he was orphaned in Vietnam and was once was addicted to heroin, in trouble with the cops... but he’s come out the other side and made a happy life.” The opportunity to get impartial feedback is a real prize to getting your film into a short film festival, Harris reckons. “The audience is the ultimate judge. You go to a theatre and see the films with a few hundred other people. If you’re smart you’ll learn things from their feedback. They’re disinterested, impartial; they don’t know you so look out for what they say. You’ll find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie.” Personally Harris says he’s perennially interested in watching films. “I love to sit in the theatre and when the lights go down there’s this anticipation. Many times your hopes are defeated but often they’re not. It’s a great experience. A great way of telling stories. I’ve been doing this since last century. It’s an all-year-round job. The festival has grown. It’s a publicly-owned festival run by the City of Port Phillip; it’s not answerable to commercial or corporate interests. The festival was established in 1983 by local filmmakers who realised they didn’t have a platform. It’s an important part of St Kilda’s art scene. Making short films and getting them into the festival is a stepping stone. St Kilda Film Festival is a talent incubator. Do it yourself – make short films without a budget – the world keeps on going if you fail but you get to hone your skills. Make short films before you make bigger films. A good short film will be seen by others. You step up the ladder one rung at a time. You start by making short films and develop your confidence. Find your hook, your angle. Poverty of budget can be excused. Poverty of imagination, never.”   Held at the Palais and Astor Theatres, the 2014 St Kilda Film Festival will go down from Thursday May 22 to Saturday May 31. For more information and the full program visit stkildafilmfestival.com.au.


THE COMIC STRIP STEVE-O Comedian, stuntman and daredevil Steve-O will be heading to Australia for a string of stand up shows this July and August. Best known for the insanity witnessed on Jackass and Wildboyz, Steve-O will now be bringing his brand of humour to our shores, with performances in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth. The shows promise to be live and dangerous, as Steve-O shows a complete disregard for his own health, safety and modesty while  exercising just what it means to share ‘too much information’. MTV aired the first season of Jackass in 2000. When the show ended in 2002, the team moved on to release the first of three Jackass movies, in October of that year. Shortly after, SteveO starred in spin-off Wildboyz for four seasons. Catch Steve-O as he makes audiences laugh, and more than likely cringe, at the Athenaeum Theatre on Thursday July 31.

CRAB L AB After an absolutely packed show last week Crab Lab is back tonight with another sweet, sweet lineup for just $5. Come see Michael Chamberlin, Kate McLennan, Simon Keck and heaps more, all hosted by Oliver Clark. From 8.30pm at 16 Corrs Lane.

LEARNTOLIVE COMEDY GAL A The LearnToLive Organisation will host its 2nd annual comedy gala this week. Jimeoin, Denise Scott, Josh Earl, Ronny Chieng, Dave Callan and Tina Del Twist will all lend their sense of humour to the night which will be hosted by Sammy J and Randy. LearnToLive is a humanitarian organisation that provides healthcare and education to communities worldwide through the promotion of self-sustaining practices. Last year’s gala raised $15,000 towards healthcare clinics and sustainable water projects in Indonesia. The LearnToLive comedy gala will take place at Revolt Artspace on Saturday May 24.

COMEDY AT SPLEEN It’ll be another packed Spleen this Monday with Josh Earl (Spicks and Specks) hosting. Plus another big lineup including Adam Zwar, Nick Capper, Linda Beatty, Angus Hodge, Suren Jayemanne and heaps, heaps more. It’s on this Monday May 26 at 41 Bourke St in the city at 8.30pm. It may be free, but they appreciate a good gold coin donation at the door. 

PUBLIC BAR COMEDY The A1 comedy lineups are back at the Public Bar every Wednesday. Tonight’s lineup is headed up by the psychedelic wizardry of Bart Freebairn, the loop peddle guitar hilarity of Ryan Coffey and is hosted by one of the finest MC’s in the country Danny McGinlay. Come down tonight and join one of the most appreciative audiences in Australia as Melbourne’s finest comedians let loose in the intimate Public Bar back room at 8.30pm for a mere $5.

LOL COMEDY This Wednesday May 21 at the Portland Hotel in the city and Friday May 23 at the Hawthorn Hotel, LOL Comedy are hosting is the sell out smash hit of the just gone Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Joel Creasey. Surely he won’t be playing venues like this for much longer so catch him while you can. MC will be James Masters. At the Local in Port Melbourne on Tuesday May 27 they have a superstar MC from the USA – Toby Muresianu, with headliner Ben Darsow who’s on his way to the USA after years smashing it on the local scene. All tickets $10. All shows start 8pm sharp. Tickets from lolcomedy.com.au.

FIVE BOROUGHS COMEDY Tommy Little headlines Five Boroughs Comedy this Thursday night. He’s the co-host of breakfast on Nova FM and he’s been all over the television too. Now come and see one of the sold-out stars of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, live in the flesh. Plus there’s an almighty lineup including The Nelson Twins, Toby Muresianu, Nick Capper and some special guests. It’s all happening this Thursday May 22 at 8.30pm at Five Boroughs Comedy, 68 Hardware Lane in the city, all for only $12.

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 63rd Melbourne International Film Festival will open with the Australian premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ new feature Predestination. Based on Robert A Heinlein’s All You Zombies and starring Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor and Sarah Snook, Predestination is the story of a temporal agent on the trail of a terrorist, in an intricate web of twists and secrets. “We are completely captivated by this stylish mind-bender of a film and can’t wait to present the Australian premiere as our opening night film. Shot in Melbourne, with smart direction and thrilling performances, it will be a sure-fire conversation starter at the after-party,” said MIFF’s Artistic Director Michelle Carey. Opening night marks the first event in MIFF’s 18-day program, which this year will include well over 300 films from around the globe. The full program will be announced Tuesday July 8 and tickets will go on sale Friday July 11. The 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival will run from Thursday July 31 – Sunday August 17.

NAKED GIRLS READING

Fresh from a month-long run at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Naked Girls Reading is coming to Melbourne. Dubbed as “the most provocative literary series in the world” by The Globe and Mail, Naked Girls Reading was begun in Chicago in 2009 as the idea of international showgirl Michelle L’amour and Franky Vivid, by the end of 2012, Naked Girls Reading was appearing in 18 international cities and only continues to expand. The Melbourne launch will be presented by Frankie Valentine and Vesper White, and promises to be an evening of physical and literary exposition you’ll not soon forget. Naked Girls Reading will make their Melbourne debut on Thursday June 26 at the Noble Experiment, Collingwood.

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS

ACMI have announced they will present the Australian premiere of  Rhymes for Young Ghouls  from celebrated short filmmaker, Jeff Barnaby. Rhymes for Young Ghouls is Barnaby’s debut feature. Set in 1976, the film revolves around Alia (Kawennahere Devery Jacobs), a teenager deeply immersed in her family’s drug business who uses her earning to keep both the corrupt Indian Agent Popper satisfied and Alia out of the prison that is St. Dymphna’s school. The First Look season of Rhymes for Young Ghouls screens at ACMI from Saturday July 5 to Sunday July 13.

THE KING AND I

The Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece The King and I has returned to Australia and will be heading to Melbourne this June. After opening with its national premiere in Queensland,  The King And I  will head to Brisbane before making its way to Melbourne stages. Four-time Gold Logie winner Lisa McCune plays English governess Anna Leonowens opposite international stage and screen star Jason Scott Lee who plays the King. John Adam (The School For Wives, Frost/Nixon) will play  British Diplomat Sir Edward Ramsey and Captain Orton while The Kralahome, the King’s Prime Minister, is played by Marty Rhone (The King and I - West End, Godspell). Lady Thiang will be played by opera singer Shu-Cheen Yu (The King and I – 1991 Australian tour) and the Burmese young lovers Lun Tha and Tuptim are played by Adrian Li Donni and Jenny Liu. The King and I was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s fifth musical together and is based on Margaret Landon’s 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam. The original John Frost production premiered in Australia in 1991. The King And I will run at Princess Theatre from Tuesday June 10 to Sunday August 17.

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LES MISÉRABLES

The world’s longest-running musical, Les Misérables, will come to Melbourne this winter. The acclaimed new production breathes new life into the classic with fresh staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the painting of Victor Hugo. Les Misérables has played non-stop in London’s West End since 1985 and has been seen by more than 65 million people worldwide in 42 countries and 22 languages. Previews commence on Sunday June 22 and opening night will take place on Thursday July 3 at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

WATERMARK

ACMI will present Watermark by documentary filmmaker, Jennifer Baichwal and environmental photographer, Edward Burtynsky. Premiering at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, Watermark is a thought-provoking exploration into humanity’s inextricable relationship to water.  The film pays witness to spiritual gatherings on the mighty Ganges, the untouched majesty of Northern British Columbia, and the industrial might of the Xiluodu Damn in China, while asking the audience how does water shape us and how do we shape water? Baichwal and Burtynsky last teamed up on  Manufactured Landscapes. The First Look season of Watermark screens at ACMI from Saturday July 5 to Sunday July 13.

MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival, or MUFF as it’s affectionately known, is heading into its 15th year and they’re now looking for the next batch of indie filmmakers. The Melbourne Underground Film Festival was founded by independent Australian film director  Richard Wolstencroft after one of his films was rejected by the Melbourne International Film Festival. Since then the festival has launched the careers of filmmakers including James Wan, Scott Ryan and Jenna Fisher as well as given many independent filmmakers from Australia and abroad a platform to showcase their art. The festival plays about 100 new works a year, made up of both shorts (Mini MUFF) and features (MUFF Neu) as well as an array of documentaries and curated retrospectives. They also have The MUFF Awards, selecting local and international winners from both categories. The MUFF call for entries is now open. The festival will run from Friday September 12 to Saturday September 20. Final deadline for entries is Friday June 20.

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La Mama will present the new Anna Lall play  Love Taps when it opens this May. Playwright Anna Lall uses the current change sweeping through world sports surrounding openly gay athletes as the basis for her darkly humorous play, using the AFL as her backdrop, as she takes a look at the locker room bonds formed between a coach and his best players, and just how much this change can threaten those relationships. What begins when star full-forward Jesse Cosgrave announces he is coming out as a gay role model on 60 Minutes is only the beginning of this drunken night. Love Taps is written by Anna Lall, directed by Shannon Woollard and performed by Jacob Pruden, Andrew Brown, JD Ness, Thomas Kay, Katharine Innes and Shannon Woollard. Love Taps  will be on at  La Mama Courthouse from Thursday May 29.

Conducted by Andrew Wailes, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, along with the Melbourne University Choral Society and solo contralto Liane Keegan, present works by Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams this Sunday May 25, at the Melbourne Town Hall. The centrepiece of the program will be one of Elgar’s finest but rarely performed large-scale works, The Music Makers (1912), an adaptation of the poem by Arthur O’Shaughnessy. In a similar vein is Vaughan Williams’s sumptuous and magnificent 1906 setting of the great American poet Walt Whitman’s poem Darest thou now, O soul which established Vaughan Williams’ reputation as one of the leading composers of the twentieth century. The program commences at 5pm, and tickets are available by calling 136 100.

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WOMEN OF LETTERS By Liza Dezfouli

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to end up on YouTube, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be instagrammed, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be tweeted, recorded, or broadcast in any way. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re most proud of it.â&#x20AC;? Marieke Hardy is talking about the Women of Letters afternoon, a monthly event held at the Regal Ballroom in Northcote which grows in popularity with each show. The event, which Hardy describes as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a side project developed by two very busy women,â&#x20AC;? has turned into a much-loved and now internationally successful initiative, despite its essential, singular â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;here today, gone tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not having a recording makes Women of Letters hard to sell in the States,â&#x20AC;? admits Hardy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand at first that we do it for free, that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get paid for it, that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a profit, or that it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go all over the internet.â&#x20AC;? Door sales of Women of Letters go to the animal rescue shelter organization Edgarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission.

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Hardy and co-producer/co-curator Michaela McGuire met at a national Young Writers Festival back in 2004 where they met â&#x20AC;&#x153;so many amazing women at different drunken and rowdy events,â&#x20AC;? and, after becoming firm friends, they came up with the idea of a one-off afternoon of inspiring women reading letters theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d penned themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed since our first afternoon in March 2010,â&#x20AC;? notes Hardy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Except in one respect: we used to send one woman out at a time to read her letters, then one afternoon we had Noni Hazlehurst on the show. She said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all women; we should all be on stage together supporting each other the whole time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an impressive woman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we listened to her! From then on weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the five women on stage for the whole show.â&#x20AC;? An integral part of the afternoon involves audience members, aided by a glass or two of wine, writing aerogrammes themselves (some of us may remember those), letters they may or may not post but stamps are provided. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from the generation where we wrote letters to each other at high school,â&#x20AC;? says Hardy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Michaelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ten years younger than me and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got friends who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handwriting looks like.â&#x20AC;? Women of Letters is a self-funded project. Hardy and McGuire do it all themselves, including organizing and funding the tours, with Hardy on the door and McGuire hosting, plus they enjoy the help of a few enthusiastic volunteers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a true passion project,â&#x20AC;? Hardy continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joy explosion and worth every effort, every sleepless night. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve toured Australia, Indonesia, the UK, Ireland, and the States. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been wonderful watching a little spark catch flame; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all worth it. Like they say on bumper stickers, magic happened.â&#x20AC;? Four years after the first event, Women of Letters remains true to its original format: that of a diverse group of five inspiring women who read aloud letters they have each written on a particular topic. Hardy and McGuire make sure they have one famous name on the afternoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line-up as well as lesser known creative women, all from different backgrounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want five comedians in one afternoon,â&#x20AC;? says Hardy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We keep it diverse, one politician, a writer, a comedian; women from various backgrounds, of varied ages. We have one big name, someone with more of a public profile, to draw audiences in, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just want women from commercial TV or radio.â&#x20AC;? Hardy says that this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lineup pulled together really well. The topic is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a Letter to Something Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Lostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and will feature Lou Bennett of Tiddas and Black Arm Band Company fame, human rights activist Samah Hadid, as well as writer and pianist Anna Goldsworthy, author and comedian Corinne Grant, and DJ, producer and singer Simona Kapitolina. Music will be provided by DJ duo Sturnieks and Sons. Do they have a wish list of speakers? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julia Gillard, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reading thisâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? replies Hardy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mirka Mora, Tania Plibersekâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? The fact that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no record of what is shared over the course of the afternoon means speakers can be much more raw and honest than they may be in other circumstances. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a unique event; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just in the here and now,â&#x20AC;? Hardy continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Melbourne audiences are very respectful of peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; privacy. We had a comedian share her story of battling mental illness, something sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never talked about elsewhere. After the fourth or fifth show we had the opportunity to make Women of Letters into a podcast but we looked at each other and thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel rightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. And the more weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve protected that decision not to make recordings, the deeper the experience is. People share very personal stories. We never planned it to go this far â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we thought weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do six shows and see what happened. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a wild year booked up: Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to Perth, to Adelaide, back to the States, back to Indonesia. We love it so much,â&#x20AC;? she enthuses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get to see every show. I get to meet my heroes. I was a-tremble meeting Edie Falco!â&#x20AC;? The next Women of Letters event takes place on Sunday May 25 at the Regal Ballroom, Northcote. Visit womenofletters.com.au for more information.


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ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN By Liza Dezfouli “I’ve always been a Queen fan,” says Glaswegian performer Gary Mullen, Freddie Mercury sound-alike and founder of Queen tribute band Gary Mullen & The Works. “If I saw someone wasn’t doing it right, I’d throw a bottle of beer through the TV.” Mullen is very conscious of the responsibility his show has to honour Mercury’s legacy. “The show’s not a piss-take parody,” he adds. “We’re trying to put across a show fans of Queen will come to see. We have a lot of fun but we’re serious to the memory of Freddie.” When Gary Mullen’s youngest child started school he told his class during ‘show and tell’ that his dad was Freddie Mercury. “I thought I’d better go down and explain,” recalls the performer. As soon as Mullen walked in the teacher recognised him. “You’re that guy from TV.” Mullen was fired like a human canon into celebrity after winning the talent show Stars in their Eyes in 2000, something he didn’t know he’d entered. “It was completely not my choosing,” says the singer. “I used to watch Stars on Saturday on TV but I didn’t apply to go on it.” Mullen’s doting mum had entered Mullen into the show without his knowledge. “I got a call from the TV saying we’d love you to come and audition! After calling my mother a few choice names, I went on the show and I won a few heats and then won the whole show, with a record number of audience votes.” At the time Mullen, who had only ever sung in a few bands and at regular karaoke nights, was working as a computer salesman. “Within two weeks I’d given up the day job,” he says. “I didn’t have a game plan; there’s no prize at the end of Stars in their Eyes. Only a handful of people go on to have careers.” Mullen, however, scored the best prize of all: a life touring as one of his musical heroes. It’s only in the last few years Mullen’s taken up singing lessons; he has a remarkable natural ability to sing like Mercury, and the showmanship and charisma to bring him to life on stage. Does Mullen come from a musical background? “My mum sang in a band. We’re a sing-along family; there was always music and singing at family parties, New Year’s Eve and that.” One Night of Queen has toured USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand and now Gary Mullen & The Works are bringing the show to Australia. “It’s a rock concert,” says Mullen. “It’s not a sit-downer. I give 150% every night. The audience have that one experience, one chance to see the show and hear the music they love. You’ve got to leave them wanting more, give them everything you have. This is a show they’re probably never going to see again. You’ve got two hours to really show them. We get them to sing along – Freddie’s big thing was involving the audience.” Does Mullen have a favourite Queen song? “Somebody To Love,” he answers. “I love Freddie’s delivery of that song. I love singing it. You almost see people moving forward, to see if I’m going to hit that note on that last ‘love’. And their reaction is ‘yay – he’s done it!’” Although Gary Mullen and The Works recreate a Queen concert, only Mullen dresses the part. “I wouldn’t ask the band to dress up,” he explains. “We’d look like a bad bachelor’s party!” Guitarist is Brian May-alike David Brockett, who, along with the rest of the group, has the approval of fans. These are massive shoes to step into, after all. “If you like rock music, you’ll like this show,” says Mullen. Getting the nod of approval from remaining band members of Queen was a real affirmation - Mullen was personally invited by Queen’s guitarist Brian May to attend a performance by the supergroup collaboration the Queen and Paul Rodgers show. Mullen says his band is always looking for ways to keep the show fresh. “We try to change the show every year. There are songs that they never played, songs from their final album Queen didn’t get to perform because Freddie was too ill at their last concert. We try and find new songs, new ways of playing them. We don’t want to get complacent.” Is there anything Mullen still wants to do with his career? “I write songs as well,” he says. “My brother-in-law is my songwriting partner. I’d love to perform them.” Does Mullen have a favourite Queen story? “Freddie was very generous,” he replies. “He was always giving gifts. He loved to see people happy.” Mullen met Peter Freestone (Freddie’s long time personal assistant/self-described babysitter who was with him when he died and had been for every day of the previous 24 years) who told him about a leather jacket Freddie brought him. “It was meant to be a Christmas present but Freddie wanted him to have it straight away. He gave him another present for Christmas.” Freestone also told Mullen that Freddie would have been proud of Mullen’s rendering of him. Words from one who knows. One Night of Queen will hit the Palais Theatre on Saturday May 24.

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BRANT BJORK

By Keats Mulligan

Brant Bjork is perhaps best remembered as the founding member and drummer for seminal stoner rock outfit Kyuss, alongside Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. His contribution to stoner rock in the ‘90s is fairly well recognised, and in truth, has for the most part dwarfed his musical endeavours since, which haven’t seen as much attention as his earlier work. That’s not to say they are less significant or relevant. His solo efforts have more of a niche appeal and come from a very different place to previous work in Kyuss and Fu Manchu. Although, they express another side of one of the legendary figures of stoner rock, and indeed, punk rock more broadly. Bjork’s newer solo work seems especially fitting at this stage of his life. A balance has been struck between all the musical influences that informed his previous material. The same punk elements that influenced his earlier projects – Kyuss and Vista Chino – are still present. In fact, they’re perhaps referenced more in his newer work than they were in his earlier work. There’s a stronger garage notion about this material, and the really great strength of garage music is that it’s inherently sincere. After all, the beauty of garage rock is in its simplicity. Bjork’s solo work has always had a progression that flows in a very natural ‘stream of consciousness’ type of way. Where the steady, thudding movement of Kyuss or Fu Manchu would be further propelled by bloodcurdling shrieking and wailing guitars, in Brant’s songs they’re often married with an unfettered vocal track and an overall looser approach to guitar playing. Brant’s latest project, which he’ll be touring around Australia in the coming weeks, is essentially spawned from this attitude to making music. It celebrates his career in music and gives a nod to his punk roots, as he falls back into a more casual and relaxed place. “This is my new band, I call it the Low Desert Punk band. It just consists of Tont Tornay on drums, Dave Dinsmore on bass and Bubba Dupree on guitar. These are guys that I’ve known for years. They’re dear friends and we’re just excited about this new band and new music,” Bjork says. “It’s a celebration with old friends and the result is very natural and comfortable.” Brant Bjork is bringing the Low Desert Punk band down for an Australian tour, including performances at CherryRock014 in Melbourne and Sydney alongside

alt-rock luminaries Meat Puppets, before hitting up Ding Dong lounge on May 29. “We’re going to come down and play a lot of my old solo classics, but we’re also going to play a couple of new songs as well. We’re in the process of making our new record right now which is due to be out in late September or early October, so this Australian tour is kind of like a warm up run for us. It gives us a chance to get out there and let people see the new band and the new tricks. I couldn’t think of a better place to launch this new band.” It’s been a career that has stretched over two decades now, and truthfully that’s a long time to be in any profession without things turning a little stale. Bjork’s artistic growth throughout his career has been one of his noted strengths. His 1999 debut solo release, Jalamanta expressed a very different and far more experimental side of Bjork, exhibiting an infatuation with sparse guitar tones and subtle bass movements reminiscent of New Zealand avant-garde punk legends The Clean. He’s crafted a distinguished solo career as a guitarist and songwriter, and come a long way since drumming in Kyuss, musically and personally. “I think a lot has changed and a lot stays the same,” he reflects. The biggest change is I’ve changed a lot. As much as I’ve stayed the same, I’ve changed a lot.” I’m married and I have two kids now, and as any parent will tell you, when you have kids the world changes. You just look at the world with different eyes. My kids have really helped me to return to the child within me. It’s exciting to see them get excited about music and jump around the house and the innocence there. That’s part of what Low Desert Punk is all about to me. Returning

to my roots and my love of listening and recording and writing and performing rock’n’roll. I wouldn’t say that I’ve abandoned all my creative and artistic ambitions but I’ve definitely softened up a bit now. I think I’ve worked really hard over the years, and I think it’s really because I didn’t know how to work any other way, but now I’m just starting to lighten up and relax a little bit.” With this newfound energy and enthusiasm in playing for the sake of playing, Bjork has put together a lineup of musicians that he considers to be ‘ideal’ in the midst of a modern day renaissance of garage, punk and stoner rock. It’s a rather serendipitous circumstance that he’s found himself in at this point in time, with the genre as healthy as it is. “Stoner rock is an interesting genre of music because it’s been around for a long time. I think a lot of people – sometimes even some of the people directly involved in stoner rock – probably didn’t think it was going to last or be around this long but it has been around for 20 years or so now, and it’s actually growing. In typical stoner fashion it’s growing at a very slow but very

steady pace. Right now I think it’s a great time to be playing rock music or be interested in it or participating as a fan. It’s an exciting time for rock music.”

BRANT BJORK plays CherryRock014 at AC/DC Lane on Sunday May 25 alongside Meat Puppets, Drunk Mums and more. He also plays Ding Dong Lounge on Thursday May 29.

60 SECONDS with DIK from K-MART WARRIORS and KRUNCHY from STRAWBERRY FIST So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band? DIK: K-Mart Warriors, I run around, yell obscenities and shake my arse like a stripper. KRUNCHY: Strawberry Fist Cake. I sing, yell, insult people, drink scotch and dance on bars. What do you love about making music? DIK: Getting to empty out my angry jar, having fun with my mates and seeing others rock out to it. KRUNCHY: Having a stupid thought come into my head and my band helping me turn it into a fully constructed song and then finding out people know the words. What do you hate about the music industry? DIK: The saturation of woeful pop shit in all facets of our culture. KRUNCHY: Too often it doesn’t matter how talented you are, how good your songs are or how

hard you’ve worked, it’s all about who you know. If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why? DIK: Sorry, my flux capacitor is broken. KRUNCHY: If I were to meet one of my musical heroes there is no way I’d play them my music. I’d probably play them Waterfalls by TLC or that No Scrubs song. If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why? DIK: I’d make sure Bieber’s mum swallowed and I think the reason’s pretty clear. KRUNCHY: Whoever invented that stupid Crazy Frog thing. I *expletive* hate that frog. What’ve you got to sell CD-wise? DIK: Our brand spankin’ new debut CD Westside Punks.

KRUNCHY: Our fourth release and debut album We Wrote an Album – featuring such classics as We Wrote a Song and It May Be Your Birthday, But You’re Still a Cunt. It may or may not also contain the We Made a Drinking Game board game. When’s the gig and with who? DIK: Our double CD launch featuring K-Mart Warriors and Strawberry Fist Cake is this Friday May 23 at The Hi-Fi. Also on the bill are Mercy Kills, Speed Demons, Dixon Cider and Vadge Daggar, for only $15.

FIVE THINGS with JACK HOWARD 1. Growing Up Both of my sisters played piano so there was a constant jostling of trumpet versus piano from room to room. Mum and Dad were both into music but not really active until later in their lives after we’d all flown the coop. Dad had a band called Huffers and Puffers and Mum took up the recorder. I was very involved in orchestras around the place when I was young and the music that I played then has left an indelible mark on my musical sensibilities. 2. Inspirations All time faves are people like Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, Bacharach, Duke Ellington; but the dark stuff, the minor keys, chance, dissonant sounds – that’s still the kind of music that gets to me. It was a huge thrill to support The Boss at AAMI Park this year. Didn’t get to meet him unfortunately but to hear Born To Run start to finish was awesome. Now

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I’d just like to hear Tom Waits do Swordfishtrombones! 3. Your Band Well, I’m lucky to play with all sorts of people (Van Walker, Bittersweet Kicks and Gallie in the last few weeks) in all sorts of large and small situations. The big things that I’ve got going myself right now are the Bacharach shows that I’ve put together with The Ambassadors Of Love plus I’ve got a new record of my own out called Day Of The Dog (launching June 27 at The Caravan Club) with my band The Long Lost Brothers. 4. The Music You Make Bacharach – emotional, powerful, rich beyond just the easy-listening associations. It’s a mini-orchestra of trumpet, violin, flute and vibraphone. We’re planning to record this year. The Long Lost Brothers play dark rock with mighty grooves and orchestrations.

5. Music, Right Here, Right Now In Melbourne, there are shitloads of bands to see and loads of places to play. Of course, you’ll still make the same money as we did 30 years ago, or less, and without the prospect of that sparkling record advance to make it all worthwhile (for a while). Where I live in St. Kilda, there are dozens of hole-in-the-wall venues like Pure Pop where you can see. amazing music and ply your

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craft. Great bands I’ve seen lately: Rosie Westbrook and JP Shilo, The Originals, Victorian Gaye. Something For Kate toured with Hunters and Collectors on our recent national tour and I loved them. JACK HOWARD & THE AMBASSADORS OF LOVE play The Yarraville Club on Friday May 30 and Flying Saucer Club on Saturday May 31.


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Nearing a decade residing in Iceland, Ben Frost has steadfastly established himself as one of Australia’s premier electronic exports, pushing boundaries on record, on stage, and in extracurricular artistic pursuits. Latest record A U R O R A, Frost’s first since 2009’s By the Throat, needles confronting frequencies into allobliterating leviathans of noise. “I wouldn’t say that they are the noises going on inside of my head, as in ‘this is what the inside of my head sounds like’,” Frost explains while ordering coffee nearby his Icelandic home. “But there is definitely an element, more often than not, of trying to realise something in an external form that I’m able to hear and want to exist outside of my head. It’s a weirdly visual process as well, often they’re not specific sounds in terms of where they’re coming from or what their inherent nature is – they are these sorts of shapes. It

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the d.y.e Melbourne hip hop trio The D.Y.E are due to release their debut EP on Saturday June 14 through Obese online distribution. Sorry for the Stickers is a culmination of years spent developing their own sound. Combining explosive live shows with dedication to finding and harnessing their own sound, this release features Melbourne jazz/soul singer Mo on the main track, Lighters in the Sky and long time friend of The D.Y.E, O. Meal on No Matter The Weather. Listeners can expect a variety of styles from MCs Mega H and MZ on this one, and a journey through time with sampling from DJ Marshall. The D.Y.E are playing the Workers Club on Friday May 30.

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becomes about mediating between the idea in my head and what’s coming out of the speakers. Trying to balance the relationship between those two things. There’s a definite element of reaching out for an idea.” It’s easy to attribute the extraordinary scope of Frost’s aural constructions to a geographical standing in the isolated realm of Iceland – a fallacy, especially seeing how A U R O R A was primarily composed in DR Congo. “I really wonder about this romantic notion of the geographical locality as a driving force. The music I’m striving to make, often these attempts end in failure – my career is a ten-year document of different kinds of failure – they’re all attempts at ecstasy of some kind, a kind of euphoria, a kind of oblivion, somehow. That’s what I demand of all art. Anything that affects me is going to be doing

that on some level. I think that’s what we’re drawn to. Rooting that in a fundamental realism, saying, ‘This occurred in that place’, I think that’s effective at selling records, but not really effective at affecting the listener. “I remember vividly the months of fallout after my album Theory of Machines, we were bombarded with these ‘glacial landscapes’, fuckin’ ‘wind-swept polar Bjork-inspired blah blah blah’, all this clichéd bullshit about Iceland, when the truth is I wrote most of that record in fucking Queensberry St, Melbourne, Australia. I’m not saying those things are not true, I’m saying the truth is actually a subjective thing. It’s less glamorous to put in a press release that you wrote most of an album in a British Airways business lounge. It just doesn’t sound as cool.” The ‘drop’ is an intrinsic element to EDM, found all over the airwaves and huge festival environments. The dynamic can be found on A U R O R A, but instead of a cheap ploy to stoke gurn-faced fist-pumping, A U R O R A instigates teeth-shattering terror. “That avoiding cliché, circumventing the pitfalls of uninteresting music is often a case of pushing harder and further into the idea that scares you, the very idea of that ‘drop’ of the big chorus, the big chords, and in the case of A U R O R A, the light. I’m very hopeful people will hear a radiance in this music that I’ve never really attempted before. This isn’t a record that dwells in the shadows and deals in darkness as currency. It’s a record that is concerned with light, this blinding luminescence. It should feel alive. “A track like Secant, one of the images that was forefront in my mind was what has been achieved in the LHC [Large Hadron Collider] in Switzerland, that striving for attainment of a higher understanding, reaching out into the dark – taking something from a finite point and exploding outwards in a shower of energy and movement. In a small way, what I’m aiming at with this music is a breaking up of these ideas. Maybe even some of those clichés. I don’t want to be a musician who’s afraid of being uncool. It’s a strangling, horrible place to be. Worrying about how something is going to be perceived is the first step in ensuring it’s shit, basically.” As for the challenges in finding avenues to release music that is by no means conducive to laptop speaker listening, Frost’s resolve manages to conquer such obstacles. “That’s the part of me that is very Australian, and will always be: fundamentally, I don’t give a fuck. I will find a way, and I always will. There is always a way.”

kid ink Los Angeles-based rapper Kid Ink has announced that he will bring his My Own Lane tour to Australian this August. The rapper behind last year’s hit, Bad Ass, released his sophomore album My Own Way on RCA last January. The LP features collaborations with the likes of French Montana, Wale, Chris Brown and Pusha T. Kid Ink will hit The Hi-Fi on Sunday August 24.

holeandcorner New boutique electronic music series, HOLEANDCORNER, has revealed the full program for its launch over the Queen’s Birthday weekend. Hot Chip DJs, Matthew Dear, Henry Saiz, Guy J, Cosmin TRG and Xosar are set to headline the event. Local acts Tornado Wallace, Clubfeet DJs, Myles Mac, Sleep D, Matt Radovich, Dean Benson, Safari, Baker Street DJs, PWD, Muska, Rhythm and Weight, Jack Love, Jacob Malmo, Khatapillah, Volta, Odphonic, Handsdown, Dylan Bauer, Dunks, Token and Daniel Fabris round out the lineup. Xosar, with the Body Contact, Stable and Citipower crews will all take their tunes to sea on board a boat party that will depart Shed 14 for four 90-minute cruises during the day. HOLEANDCORNER will go down at Shed 14 on Saturday June 7. Second release tickets are on sale now from Moshtix. For more information, visit holeandcorner.com.au.

splendour in the grass Splendour in the Grass may be well and truly sold out, but that doesn’t mean that more artists aren’t joining the party. Following the success of their inaugural outing at Splendour last year, Red Bull Music Academy, the globetrotting series of music workshops and events, has today announced its return to Splendour In The Grass for a second year with their own programmed stage. International acts on the announcement include Stones Throw’s head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf and the experimental club sounds of LA’s NGUZUNGUZU, alongside local luminaries Nicole Millar, Louis Baker, Remi, Cassius Select, Roland Tings and Sampology. Splendour in the Grass 2014 will take place from Friday July 25 - Sunday July 27 at the North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay.

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sohn English singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sohn has announced that he will hit our shores for the first time this June. Sohn released his debut album Tremors last month. He drew inspiration for the 11-track LP from his move from London to Vienna. On stage, fans can expect for Sohn to deliver sensual, moody electro-soul. Catch Sohn at Ding Dong Lounge on Wednesday June 25.

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“They’re not exactly musically-oriented,” chimes Tom Gaynor aka Allday when speaking of his family. “Music though was always a big part of my household,” he says as if to rebut himself. “Music is playing 24/7 at my mum’s house and she always encouraged me to be creative.” As a result, the youngster experimented at art school, toyed with graffiti and experimented with writing songs. All of which culminated in a hobby that ultimately looks like it’s going to lead to bigger and better things. Indeed, winning his first MC battle when he was just 17, the lad felt that really set the scene for him. “I was young, but it didn’t feel young to me,” he explains. “My best friend is a rapper from Adelaide called Dialect. He was winning battles when we were 14 so that made me feel like a late bloomer. At the time, I just knew I could freestyle a little bit. I’d always written raps, but I had absolutely no idea how to make any of that into real music or what steps to take.” The prize for winning the battle as it turned out though, was time in the studio. That spurred a demo CD which resulted in an EP and then an album and a raft of touring. “When my song So Good got some traction on the radio I decided I didn’t have much else going on in life so I should give music a serious try,” he says. “It all just flowed on from there. When I did the Loners Are Cool EP, I really wanted to tell a story about the lone side of me; I wanted people who related to that to feel better about themselves. To

be honest, the project was a massive struggle because I parted ways with my producer and had no budget to make the EP.” As it turned out, everything happens for a reason and when it was all finished up, the only song that he felt he would listen to if it wasn’t his, was Eyes On the Road. “So I started working on my LP and based it off that sound,” he reveals. “It’s coming out in the middle of the year and has been a real labour of love. I have been driving around listening to it and smiling to myself. I don’t want to talk it up too much, but I’m happy that I’m getting better and I intend to keep getting better.” Finally, he reflects on what makes this all worthwhile – his very raison d’être. “It’s all for the people, to the people. I always keep the philosophy that musicians are supposed to be the voice of the people and not above them. That’s why I prefer to meet fans and interact with them and that’s why I do my best to reply to people on social media.” Life of a real MC? Must be.

Catch Allday at Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday June 7 (under 18 and over 18 show). facebook.com/alldaytunes

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party profile: circus sundays When is it? Each and every Sunday night. Where is it? Two minutes from Hungry Jacks on Chapel St or 199 Commercial Rd, South Yarra if you’re sending us a letter. Who’s playing? Residents include Boogs, Silversix, Nick Young, Muska, Lola Heart and Ethan McLaren, with a healthy rotation of local, interstate and international guests. What sort of shit will they be playing? A loving transition from the earlier deep house vibe, to tech house, to the more “later-hours” type techno. It’s both hypnotic and dirty with a whole lotta’ movement throughout the 4/4 spectrum. What’s the crowd going to be like? In true Sunday night tradition, our door policy dictates that if one doesn’t know the lineup, isn’t a hospitality worker, isn’t a drag queen or simply just doesn’t seem like a good person, then one finds it difficult to get in.

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What will we remember in the AM? Hopefully not to leave before catching one of Boogs’ legendary Monday morning closing sets, which begin every week from 6.30am. What’s the wallet damage? $20 if you roll up on the night, $15 if you’re special or can manage to phone through beforehand with a guest list. Give us one final reason why we should party here: We’ve been doing our Sunday night parties for over eight years. With an emphasis on quality, innovative underground music, we pride ourselves on creating a comfortable, all-inclusive environment for whoever doesn’t have to wake up on Monday mornings. We pride ourselves on creating a space for Melbourne’s leading DJs to showcase their wares without the responsibility of having to impress a bunch of Saturday night, mainstream party plebs, and on creating a culture which will, one day, hopefully, have enough of a following to make way for Monday to become Melbourne’s third day of the weekend.

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club guide wednesday may 21

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BLOW OUT - FEAT: GET BUSY + MAT CANT + SAMMY THE BULLET Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $0.00. THE DINNER SET - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7:00pm. $0.00. TOMORROWS DREAM Tago Mago, Thornbury. 8:00pm. $0.00.

thursday may 22

ANDY STOTT + JULIEN LOVE + MOVE YOUR FEET DJS Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm. $27.00. BEER CANS + GRANT CAMOV + DYLAN B Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $0.00. GOOD EVENING Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $0.00. LOVE STORY Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $0.00. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS - FEAT: PREQUEL + EDD FISHER Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm. $0.00. NEXT! - FEAT: ELECTRIK DYNAMITE Brown Alley, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $15.00. SPARE GROOVE - FEAT: LA POCOCK + DANNY HOTEP + SALMON BARREL Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE RITZ - FEAT: KEN WALKER + ANDO + JOSHUA GILLILAND + LUCILLE CROFT + HARRY ROWSTHORN + EDDY D + JAMES ROSS + JESSE PERKINS + MATT HANNA + ALEX YASKI + JACK HOWELL + TIM LIGHT + JARREN RYAN + TOM BEDFORD Trak Lounge Bar, Toorak. 8:00pm. $20.00. VARSITY - FEAT: KITI + FOOFARAW Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 5:00pm. $0.00.

friday may 23

#MASHTAG - FEAT: MALPRACTICE + AGENT 86 + BENZO + ANDRE LE VOGUE + SILVERFOX + AHAB + OLLIE Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $0.00. ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI (ALBUM LAUNCH) + WORLD’S END PRESS + ANDREAS FOX (DJ SET) 170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $40.00. BITCAT - FEAT: REYKJAVICTIM + VACANT LAKE + 2FUDDA Loop, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $0.00. EAT DRINK PLAY The Emerson, South Yarra. 9:00pm. $15.00. FAKE TITS - FEAT: SPACEY SPACE + SUNSHINE + JOHNNY CANIK Tramp, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $15.00. FRENCH KISS FRIDAYS - FEAT: ZOK LE ROK + DJ JORJ + JOLYON PETCH + TONY CREA + LUKE MCD + TIM EGAN + MATT REID La Di Da, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $20.00.

FREQUENCY FRIDAYS Fusion, Southbank. 10:00pm. $20.00. FUCK THE RADIO - FEAT: JAHNNE + JACKSON MILES + FLOW + BEE AMPERSAND + MORGAN BLACK + OLIEBE Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 11:45pm. $5.00. FUNHOUSE FRIDAYS Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick. 7:00pm. $0.00. GET LIT - FEAT: D’FRO + NAM + HANS DC + TWERKSHOP MELBOURNE Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $0.00. HARVEY SUTHERLAND & NORTH POLLARD Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $0.00. LA DANSE MACABRE Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $0.00. LUCK TRUCK FRIDAYS UPSTAIRS - FEAT: LLBC Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. $0.00. MAMA SAID - FEAT: MOODMACHINE + ALEX ANDERSON + JACOB MALMO + OLIVER JAMES + DANIEL TARDREW + LIAM WALLER + MATT KOVIC Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 1:00am. $0.00. NO NAME NATH + SAM MCEWIN + DJ NAM Penny Black, Brunswick. 7:00pm. $0.00. PANORAMA FRIDAYS UPSTAIRS - FEAT: MATT RAD + MR GEORGE + ASH-LEE + PHATO A MANO Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. $0.00. PHIL KIERAN Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 10:00pm. $30.00. POPROCKS Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $0.00. PRESSURE DROP Union Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $0.00. REBEKAH Brown Alley, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $22.00. REVOLVER FRIDAYS - FEAT: MIKE CALLANDER + LEWIE DAY + KATIE DROVER + ARAM & WHO Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7:00pm. $0.00. THE DISCO Onesixone, Prahran. 9:00pm. $25.00.

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AUDIOPORN SATURDAYS - FEAT: DR. ZOK + JAMES WARE + CHINA + HOOPS + ROWIE Onesixone, Prahran. 9:00pm. $15.00. CITIPOWER - FEAT: TIM HEANEY + SAM HAMILTON Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 11:55pm. $5.00. DJ RASHAD TRIBUTE - FEAT: FRIENDSHIPS + ABLE 8 + BEVIN CAMPBELL + 2FUDDHA + BOOMA + FLETCH + SIMON WINKLER Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $10.00. FAMILIAR STRANGERS The Emerson, South Yarra. 9:00pm. $15.00. HUGO GERANI + ANDRAS FOX + OSCAR KEY SUNG Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $0.00. PRESSURE DROP Laundry Bar, Fitzroy.

10:00pm. $10.00. PSYBERSPACE - FEAT: ROBOTEKNIC + BIZZLE + LANKSTA + RAYMAN + FORSUE + URANIUM MIND Loop, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $0.00. SPACEY SPACE - FEAT: ANYO + TOMNTYS + RIMMY + JAMES OMERTA + MADELEINE + TRAVLOS + PETE LASKIS + HANDSDOWN + ZAC DEPETRO + JOHNNY CANIK + HEATH RENATA + T-WHITE + NUNNY Tramp, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $10.00. TEXTILE SATURDAYS - FEAT: D’FRO + KODIAK KID + MZ RIZK + SAM MCEWIN + CHIEF + JEAN PAUL Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. $0.00. THE HOUSE DEFROST - FEAT: ANDEE FROST Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm. $0.00. THE LATE SHOW - FEAT: DANIELSAN + BOOSHANK + PAZ + LEWIS CANCUT + LA POCOCK + JACK LOVE & BOOGS + RANSOM + DAVID SPACE + FLIP3K Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7:00pm. $0.00. THERAPY SATURDAYS - FEAT: LADY LAURYN + APOCALYPTO + TATE STRAUSS + PHIL ROSS Fusion, Southbank. 10:00pm. $20.00.

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sunday may 25

EYES WIDE SHUT + HAROLD & FRIENDS Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $0.00. JUNGLE Tramp, Melbourne Cbd. 6:00am. $15.00. SOUTH SIDE HUSTLE SUNDAYS - FEAT: JUNJI & HARRY Lucky Coq, Windsor. 7:00pm. $0.00. SPITROAST SUNDAYS Cushion, St Kilda. 3:25pm. $0.00. STARBAR SUNDAYS - FEAT: JASON SINGH + MORGAN + KEN WALKER + JONO EARLE Star Bar, South Melbourne. 9:00pm. $10.00. STRIPPED BACK SUNDAYS - FEAT: MITCH KURZ + MATTY D The Emerson, South Yarra. 12:00pm. $15.00.

monday may 26

MONDAY STRUGGLE - FEAT: TIGER FUNK Lucky Coq, Windsor. 6:00pm. $0.00. STIFF DRINK Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $0.00.

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tuesday may 27

DANGER DJ Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 4:00pm. $0.00. TASTEMAKERS - FEAT: ABLE 8 + RAT TRAPS + 2FUDDHA Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $0.00.

urban club guide wednesday may 21 MELLOW-DIAS THUMP - FEAT: CAZEAUX O.S.L.O + GEEZY Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $0.00.

thursday may 22 NORTHSIDE SPACE FUNKERS - FEAT: HYPERFOKUS + KODIAK KID Penny Black, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $0.00.

friday may 23 RNB SUPERCLUB MELBOURNE FEAT: HORIZON + PUPPET + SHAGGZ + STYLZ + KEVIN WATTS + EST + KOLZAN + PHILLY Co., Southbank. 9:30pm. $20.00.

BUMP FRIDAYS - FEAT: DJ KAHLUA Chaise Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $10.00. FAKTORY FRIDAYS (NOTORIOUS B.I.G TRIBUTE) - FEAT: DAMION DE SILVA + K DEE + DURMY Khokolat Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. $20.00. LATIN QUARTERS Trak Lounge Bar, Toorak. 10:00pm. $20.00. TUNES BY DAVE GRAY Gem Bar, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $0.00.

saturday may 24 KHOKOLAT KOATED SATURDAYS - FEAT: DAMION DE SILVA + K DEE + DURMY + TIMOS Khokolat Bar,

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Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. $0.00. RHYTHM NATION SATURDAYS FEAT: DJ BIG SAAD + DJ KAHLUA & ANDY PALA Chaise Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $10.00. TUNES BY KNAVE KNIXX Gem Bar, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $0.00.

sunday may 25 BE. SUNDAYS Co., Southbank. 10:00pm. $15.00. GROOVE CONTROL + MAXWELL + CHICO G + SIMON TK Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 4:00pm. $0.00.

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GASOMETER

By Augustus Welby

After falling into massive debt and subsequently cancelling a handful of gigs, late last year Collingwood’s Gasometer Hotel sadly shut its doors. The abrupt closure of the Smith Street institution incited speculation that it would be yet another Melbourne music hub taken over by crass-minded developers. Thankfully, those fears were assuaged a few months ago when it was revealed that Clinton Fisher of the Retreat Hotel and Daniel Caneva and Shan Vanderwert from the Post Office Hotel in Coburg were set to re-launch the Gaso as a fully functional drinking, dining and live music location. “There’s a 350-capacity room out the back, we’re doing front bar music Monday and Wednesday nights, and there’s 100 capacity smaller room that will be available for functions and private events,” says freshly appointed live music booker, Chas Jagger. Instead of just flicking the sign back to open, the new owners took the opportunity to give the place a facelift, both inside and out. Gone is the yellow and black exterior, which is replaced by a dazzling red finish. Meanwhile, the interior is immaculately decked out, with a log cabin dining room, pool tables and a delectably diverse range of food and craft brews on offer. “We owe something to the previous owners as well, because it was run well and it was a killer pub,” Jagger says. “We don’t intend to forget about any of that, but we’re hopefully going to have the potential to expand on what they were doing.” Situated on Smith Street in Collingwood, the Gasometer is hardly the only live music venue in the area. But rather than being threatened by the

neighbouring hotspots, the team at the Gaso are eager to re-enter the live music discourse. “The [managers] really want it to be a music venue,” Jagger says, “and to just complement what’s already happening on Smith Street – Yah Yah’s and the Grace Darling. We’re in a perfect spot.” A separate entrance has been installed for access to bigger gigs, while a particularly unique addition is the band room’s mezzanine level with a retractable roof. “The roof will open on good weather days and you can sit there and enjoy the sunshine on the mezzanine level that wraps around the roof of the band room. You can fit about 70 people up on the mezzanine. It’s fantastic.” Sound-wise they’ve taken no shortcuts either. Boasting a 32-channel mixing console and an elaborate stack of front of house speakers and subs, punters aren’t likely to be asking for a volume boost. “We had Infinity Broke in there recently and they came out saying that it sounded awesome,” Jagger says. “That’s probably the most important thing – if the

bands love it then we’re happy.” So, everything’s in place for the Gaso to charge ahead as a fully fledged live music venue. But what’s the stylistic specialty going to be? “We’re going to look at a whole range of music styles,” Jagger says. “I think if it’s a good act then we’d love to see them in there. If people want to see them, we want them on the stage.” In addition to taking care of the venue’s music, Jagger is the chief booking agent at Melbourne’s Bright Light Agency, so he knows a thing or two about the local scene. “I look after bands like Twin Beasts, Sex On Toast, The Harlots, Darren Middleton, Little Stevies,” he says.

The Gasometer’s been up and kicking since late April but this Saturday is the official re-opening party. The event is presented by Thunder Road Brewery (whose Collingwood Draught is already one of the pub’s prime on-tap selections) and features an impressive lineup of acts, topped by Tex Perkins’ The Ape. Oh, and it’s free entry. “It’s our chance to invite some people down to get a feel for the new room while there’s a ripping band in there and have a listen to the P.A. and see what it feels like.”

and it was a lot of fun. It was interesting hearing rock’n’roll types talking about their almost footy careers or their shameful attempts at playing footy and vice versa,” summarises Dempsey on the essence of Presentation Night. Listening to music is a vital part of Ling’s preparation, with him always listening to the same album as he heads onto the ground. “I used to drive to the games by myself just to listen to my music and very badly sing-along to a few of them – my sort of quiet time before the craziness of the game. You’d be a little bit surprised to know what I’d listen to; I used to love a bit of Simon & Garfunkel and Peter, Paul and Mary. The last song I listened to before I got out of the car was Green Spandex by Xavier Rudd,” Ling reveals.

However, the last thing Dempsey wants to hear before he goes on stage is music. “It’s part of that head-clearing thing – I don’t want to hear other music. I hum notes and scales in an effort to clear my head of other music and just think about what we’re trying to do.” Dempsey pauses before excitedly disclosing the perfect anecdote in context to Presentation Night. “A funny thing is that if we’re on tour and it’s footy season you’ll often find us ten minutes before we go on stage crowded around someone’s iPad trying to catch the third quarter!”

THE GASOMETER HOTEL is located at 484 Smith St, Collingwood. Their opening party is on this Saturday May 24 from 6pm, free entry.

PRESENTATION NIGHT

By Dan Watt

On Wednesday June 4 in Richmond, two champions of their respective fields are going head to head. One is 189 cm tall, played in three AFL premierships (captain for one) and was considered one of the toughest but fairest blokes in the league. The other fella is a towering 203 cm and has been nominated for multiple ARIAs and had over ten songs in the ARIA top 50. Geelong Football Club legend Cameron Ling and Australian rock’n’roll royalty Paul Dempsey are appearing at the Corner Hotel for Presentation Night. Presentation Night is an innovative concept devised by Andy Kerr that sees a legendary footballer team up with a legendary Australian musician to shoot the shit about footy, music, fame and a few songs from the musically inclined member of the duo. However, Ling maybe confident on a footy field but he wasn’t too sure at first about his music credentials. “When Andy first floated the concept to me a few months ago I was a bit hesitant because while I love music, I’m certainly by no means an expert, but my brother and I learnt the guitar and whenever we catch up we have a bit of a strum and sing,” states Ling who, after years of media training as a player and now a career as commentator, is masterfully well-spoken – he did not ‘ummm’ or ‘ahhhhh’ once during the interview. “I’ve been totally brainwashed by Dad by ‘50s and ‘60s and ‘70s rock’n’roll – thankfully – so I was hesitant that I would kind of be exposed to the fact that I’m a bit clueless about the recent stuff [music] because I just

loved the old stuff like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, but Andy assured me that was okay so I am really excited to talk about that stuff !” chuckles Ling. This is Presentation Night No. 3, with No. 1 and No. 2 featuring Paul Kelly and Bob Murphy, and then, Tim Rogers and Matthew Richardson. They were huge successes with both compered by former triple j DJ (and huge footy fan) Francis Leech. Dempsey, who is also very excited about Presentation Night having been a punter at the previous two, discusses his feelings towards the night. “I think it’s going to be something that is a lot of fun. I am a footy fan and I am obviously a music fan as well and that is the point of the whole thing: to get people in bands who are into footy and players and former players who are into music together. “What I like about it is that fans tend to know what footy teams their favourite bands are into but would have no idea what music footy players are into. I went along to the first two Presentation Nights – the first one with Paul Kelly and Bob Murphy and the second one with Timmy Rogers and Richo –

PRESENTATION NIGHT with Paul Dempsey and Cameron Ling is at the Corner Hotel on Wednesday June 4. Visit cornerhotel.com or presentationnight. net for more info.

FIVE THINGS with ROB HADDOW from the BURNING ROACHES 1. Growing Up At an early age, I was never musical. I was refused entry into my primary school choir. Later, in high school, they wouldn’t accept me into music. My earliest memory of becoming really absorbed by music was watching Rage as a kid. My family had a fairly conservative view with regards to music, but I was lucky enough to have an older brother that listened to a lot of heavy metal. I still feel like that kid, but now I get to do the things I had been day-dreaming about, instead of paying attention in school. 2. Inspirations I have always loved dirty garage music. I have tried to expose myself to many other types but seem to gravitate back to The Pixies, The Dirtbombs, Sonic Youth and Queens of the Stone Age. I admire the way it makes me feel comfortable even if it’s the ugliest thing in the world.

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3. Your Band The band I am privileged to play in is The Burning Roaches. We like to make raw tunes for people to get loose. It’s a happy family with a love for cheap wine and smokes. We all met through jamming with mates and getting toasted, our love festered onto the stage and although we all listen to a wide range of music our songs come out as raw as they can. 4. The Music You Make We are recording our first EP at the moment and over winter. The benefit of doing it yourself is the freedom and honesty. At times it will have a really scratched up grunge feel, but our drummer is cursed with having too much energy because he is from Sweden or something so we can get really intense and find our sound changes to dirty garage punk all out of nowhere.

5. Music, Right Here, Right Now The music scene in Melbourne is fantastic. All genres of music can be found at gigs just about any night of the week. There’s room for every type of band to do what they want where they want and people can get their weekly fix of live gigs until they’re broke. This can make it hard to plan your week, but I love going to random gigs on any day of the week to check out something I didn’t expect. I have been lucky to witness bands such as Claws & Organs, Service Bells, Tomb Hanx and Miss Destiny & The Dead River recently and shall continue to get my fix before the year’s end.

THE BURNING ROACHES play the Grace Darling on Sunday May 25.

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KEVIN MARK TRAIL

By Augustus Welby

Kevin Mark Trail is a name that’s largely unknown to Australian audiences, but the soulful British singer isn’t a stranger to our shores. Trail first tasted popular success back in 2002 for his vocal contributions to The Streets’ debut record Original Pirate Material. In addition to featuring on The Streets’ hit single Let’s Push Things Forward, Trail’s worked with other innovative UK acts, such as Massive Attack, Nitin Sawhney and Blak Twang. “When I heard The Streets what I loved about it was that it was British,” he says. “At the time there was nothing mainstream that was talking about our stories and our culture. That’s what I admired about The Streets and MCs like Rodney P, Blak Twang. I was drawn to that and I loved doing it and I loved touring. I still love them boys. I don’t get to see them enough, which is a shame. There’s no beef, that’s just life – everyone’s doing their thing.” Trail actually released his first solo record Just Living in 2005, but found only limited success and was soon back on the road with The Streets. When Mike Skinner called an end to the alternative hip hop outfit in 2011, it prompted Trail to give his solo pursuits another go. Looking to make a fresh start, he decided to get out of London and, oddly enough, spends half of his time in New Zealand these days. “I left and came here and it’s just been busy,” he says. “I fell in love with the country and the people and met a bunch of musicians. A saxophonist called Nathan Haines, I did a track with him, and now I’ve started doing stuff with Sola Rosa over here. And my friend Sharlene Hector, who sings with Basement Jaxx, she loves New Zealand as well so she came over and we’re writing an album together. “I just feel free when I’m here. In the UK people aren’t as open and it’s in some ways a pretentious business there. People that I’ve met here, they do what they say and they’re actually just nice.” As well as these various collaborative ventures, Trail’s adopted surroundings have allowed him to get productive with his solo work. Ahead of his forthcoming Australian headline tour, Trail’s releasing his third album, The Knight, this week. “It’s totally different from anything I’ve ever done,” he says of the self-produced record. “It’s about waking up. The way that we live is kind of madness – this ego-driven shit and destroying our planet. We’re not sustaining ourselves and we’re living out of balance with life. I feel like there’s a lot of stuff that we’ve forgotten. The Knight touches on waking up

to see the madness and that we’re all the same deep inside.” The electronic flavour of The Knight distinguishes it from Trail’s 2012 LP Hope Star which was dominated by live instrumentation. Yet, the electronic emphasis doesn’t exactly indicate the direction he’ll follow going forward. Trail’s got another record, The Traveller, already done and it focuses on a reggae-soul sound. “I work fast, I work instinctively and I work with the truth,” he explains. “Some people write fast, some people take photos well. Everyone’s got different gifts. This is mine.” On top of letting him explore his prolific potential, it seems like getting away from London has let Trail relax about his music’s commercial fortunes. “I do music wherever I go,” he says. “[Whether] it’s playing to one person or playing to thousands of people. The reality of it is, ‘Are you happy? Who are the people around you?’ and ‘Do you enjoy the music that you’re involved in?’ You could be on stage and perform to thousands of people, but how many people are you going to get to talk to? How many people are you going to inspire on some level?” KEVIN MARK TRAIL plays the Northcote Social Club on Sunday June 1.

MIDLAKE

By Alasdair Duncan

The past few years have been a time of transition for Texan folk rockers Midlake. The departure of lead singer and founding member Tim Smith left the band at the edge of a precipice, but they were determined to continue, and thus regrouped with guitarist Eric Pulido as frontman. The change might seem drastic, but for the laid-back Pulido, whose tenure in the band stretches back for a decade, it was an easy shift. “The transition in the band started long before Tim left,” he says. “I was doubling melodies, talking between songs, standing centre stage, even doing a lot of interviews, so it wasn’t a drastic transition. Not to take away from what Tim was or brought to the band, but I realised that with me as the lead singer now, my only choice was to own it and to say to people, ‘This is what we are now, take it or leave it,’ and people have responded really well.” Following Smith’s departure, Midlake scrapped a number of songs, but moved right onto writing a new batch for the record that would become Antiphon. “Tim’s departure was unexpected for us, but there was no use crying over it or letting it stop us or divert our course,” says Pulido. “Every new record that a band makes has its own unique influences and sounds,” he continues, “and Antiphon is really just a case of a band embracing a different set of circumstances and pulling together in new ways. Tim wanted to get away and pursue his own thing, and we just had to understand and respect that and pull things together as a band. It forced us to step up communally, because Tim was always an integral figure in the band before. It was a challenge, but it helped shape us and make it better. Looking back, I’m really happy at how quickly we pulled together.” The songs on Antiphon are more loose and spontaneous than on any of Midlake’s three previous records, drawing explicitly on psyched-out ’70s rock and introducing more of a jam band sound. “I think part of it was just us trying to capture a more organic feeling than some of what we’d done in the past,” Pulido says. “For better or worse, some of the recordings were a little bit too worked-over before, and we didn’t want that this time, we wanted the new recordings to be a bit more organic.” Rather than being too precious about getting each individual part of a recording perfect, the focus on this album was on the recording as a whole. “We wanted to capture the magic while it happened, rather than trying over and over to recreate a single moment,” says Pulido. This time around, we didn’t want to overthink what we were doing, we wanted to just depend on each other and trust what we knew was right, to capture all

the ideas at the very beginning.” Solidifying their bond as band members and friends, Midlake recently opened a bar called Paschall in their hometown of Denton, Texas. Located just off the town square, it’s a place for them to hang out and relax outside the studio, and a reassuring bastion of stability. “Being in a band, you don’t really have a retirement plan, so it’s nice to have something like this.” Pulido laughs. “It’s really fun for us too. Texas is a great place to live, and our bar is somewhere we can enjoy company and conversation in a warm atmosphere. It’s nice to have something else going on, money-wise, while you’re recording and not touring. It’s a great little nugget of a thing to have for us.” Speaking of touring, Midlake are set to come to Australia, where they’ll play a Vivid LIVE at the Corner Hotel. I ask Pulido just how the band’s live show has changed in this new, more democratic era. “Well, Tim’s absence is obviously a big change in the live show, because I’m in the role of lead singer now, I’m up there front and centre. But taking it back a step further from that, what we’ve done this time is try to add more life and a bigger sound to the overall set. The new songs lend themselves to that, but we wanted to go back and have some consistency there with the older songs as well. The new record has a bigger sound, a more psychedelic vibe, a lot of vocal harmonies, and so we’ve gone back to the old songs and added a few more of those things.” MIDLAKE will play the Corner Hotel on Saturday May 24.

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Define your genre in five words or less: Australiana alt country, maybe? How long have you been gigging and writing? I grew up in the country in a rather daggy family where singing, writing and playing instruments was the norm. I haven’t ever known anything else. My dad is a songwriter, I think the first time I stepped on stage I can’t have been much more than five years old, singing with my dad at the Tallangatta Memorial Hall. What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed? Be super talented, super grounded, super committed, super innnovative, and a little bit lucky. What makes you happiest about what you’re doing? Being in a bamily (band that feels like a family). Collaborating and making music with others. Sharing that big journey with people that you deeply respect and that respect you. There is no better feeling than those moments when you find yourself on a big stage at a festival, somewhere far from home and looking around seeing some of your favourite friends and musicians on stage with you and just locking in. When’s the gig and with who? Playing at the Melbourne Folk Club on Wednesday May 21. Playing songs solo, alongside Brendan Welch and Grand Salvo. I tend not to step out on stage solo much these days, I usually play with my five/six-piece alt country band, so it’s always a big adventure playing solo.


TAKING BACK SUNDAY

By Rod Whitfield

American rock acts Taking Back Sunday and The Used recently did a big co-headlining tour of North America, and it went so well that they decided to bring the bill out to Australia. Mid-to-late August sees both bands playing the east coast plus Adelaide, and lead guitar player and backing vocalist for Taking Back Sunday John Nolan can’t wait to get here for what he thinks may be the eighth or ninth time in the band’s career, but the first for quite some time. “We’re really excited,” he states sincerely. “It’s been a while since we’ve been to Australia, so we’re excited to get back. I couldn’t tell you offhand [how many times the band has been to Australia]. It’s been quite a bit, it’s gotta be seven or eight times, if not more since the band started. Do you know?” he asks, laughing. So why are we the lucky ones to get this tour, outside the US and Canada? “Well, we’ve always got a good response from fans in Australia,” he explains. “We love going there, there’s just some places in the world where the band seems to go over really well, and Australia is just one of those places.” Nolan explains that it is a true co-headlining tour, as opposed to a true headliner bringing a support act with them, given the high profile of both bands in this country and across the world. “Each band plays about an hour,” he says, “and we switch back and forth who closes the set out, so it’s basically like two full headlining sets.” The band have six full-length albums out now, and while they try to play a good cross-section of material from their back catalogue, some band and fan favourites still regrettably need to be left out of an hour-long set. “We try to cover everything,” he reveals. “Obviously that’s a lot of songs, so we can only do so much. But we try to play at least a few songs from every album and try to give a good mix of the entire catalogue when we’re putting a set together. “There’s always songs that different members of the band have that are more their favourites, and someone else will be like, ‘No, I don’t want to play that one’, and you gotta go back and forth and compromise. And

then there’s a few songs that fans of the band look for that we usually don’t play – there’s always those who are huge fans of some obscure song that it just doesn’t make sense to play because 90 per cent of the audience doesn’t know it. And it’s like, that 10 per cent who know it would go crazy, but you can’t play to that 10 per cent, unfortunately,” he laughs again. The band’s history goes all the way back to the late ‘90s, and Nolan has mixed feelings when asked if it feels like they’ve been around for a decade and a half. “Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t,” he reflects. “In certain ways, you think about it and some things seem like yesterday, and other things, you think

about it and go, ‘Oh my God, that seems like a lifetime ago’. It just depends on which memory you think about. “I think it’s the same thing for anybody when they think back ten or 15 years ago, you know? Some things just seem longer ago than they are and some things seem like yesterday.” Nolan tells us that they actually spend very little looking back over their careers and congratulating themselves on a great career so far. What’s past is past and they prefer to look forward to the next song, the next album, and the next tour. “We try to stay focused on the future,” he states. “We think that’s the best thing to do. We have plenty of people looking at what we’ve done and talking about what we’ve done in the past, so we leave that to them.” That said, he has a definite favourite moment from the band’s career. “About four years ago, myself and Shaun re-joined the band…the first show we played was in New Jersey. There was a lot of excitement, a lot of tension leading up to it. It was just amazing,

the feeling that we all had on stage, and coming from all the people in the room, it was unlike anything else.” Fifteen years and six albums into their career, John feels that the band is in a great place, still has plenty to say and still has plenty of juice left in the tank, creatively and personally. The immediate future is also looking very busy and very bright with demand for the band across the world high and work on album seven to commence. “Sometimes I feel like we’re just getting started,” he claims. “We’ve got a lot of touring to do off of this album. In addition to the Australian shows we’re doing some European tours, we’ve got a whole bunch of festival shows throughout the summer, and then we’re probably going to tour throughout the rest of the year. Then I think we’re just going to get back into writing and preparing for the next album. So we’re far from done yet!” TAKING BACK SUNDAY and THE USED play 170 Russell on Monday August 25 and Tuesday August 26.

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Define your genre in five words or less: Ripper Aussie metal. Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like? A bunch of arseholes! What do you love about making music? When you’re writing a song and everything just falls into place. You add a new riff or additional lyrics that just makes you go, “Fuck yeah!” What do you hate about the music industry? The creation and promotion of these little mall creatures that get constant air play rotation and actually win “music awards”. Pls. What’ve you got to sell CD-wise? Nothing as yet but our debut album has just been mixed and will be out in a few months! What advice would you give to bands that are new on the Melbourne music scene? Follow your dreams, you can reach your goals, I’m living proof. Beefcake. BEEFCAKE! When’s the gig and with who? The gig is this Saturday May 24 at The Evelyn with Orpheus Omega, Hybrid Nightmares, and Catacombs. WATCH INTERVIEWS, CHATS & AWKWARD SILENCES..... WWW.BEAT.COM.AU/TV

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FRENZAL RHOMB

By Augustus Welby

Last year You Am I’s 20th anniversary tour was made extra special by the fact that the band’s own beer, Brew Am I, was available at the shows. Newtown’s Young Henrys Brewery conjured the tasty drop and it was only a matter of time before the brewery teamed up with beer-soaked, prodigal sons of Newtown, Frenzal Rhomb. “I was very jealous and I sulked,” says Frenzal singer Jay Whalley. “I just went into Young Henrys and would mope in the background and occasionally mention that I had a band. I made them feel bad, I guess.” Frenzal Rhomb are responsible for a stack of memorably peculiar album titles, such as A Man’s Not a Camel, Forever Malcolm Young and Smoko at the Pet Food Factory. So, how did this knack for penning an absurd album title transfer to naming the beer? “After everyone tossing back and forth all these names,” Whalley explains, “I’m like, ‘Why don’t we call it ‘Frenzal Rhomb: The Beer?’ Kind of like ‘Frenzal Rhomb: The Musical’, but beer.” Then Gordy’s like, ‘That should be the whole name!’ So now the whole name is ‘Frenzal Rhomb: The Beer, kind of like Frenzal Rhomb: The Musical, but beer’.” This Saturday, as part of Good Beer Week, Frenzal Rhomb are filling the Corner Hotel’s taps with their clumsily-branded concoction. This is a slight compromise on Whalley’s original distribution plan. “I had imagined that it would come in huge vats that we could put in the middle of the floor at shows and people could just dump their heads in it,” he laughs. “It’s going to be on tap at our Corner Hotel show and

we are going bottle it and you can get it at the brewery.” Frenzal Rhomb: The Beer is a Belgian pale ale, which is both vegan friendly and wheat free. Whalley professes the band members are essentially brewing philistines, so they let the experts take care of the design. “If it was up to us it would have been completely disgusting,” he says. “I got to pour some hops into it – that was exciting.” Young Henrys’ tasty core range of beers, and the successful seasonal brews made for You Am I and Front End Loader, guarantees it will be another delicious drop. However, there was one suggestion that had to be vetoed. “Initially the guys at Young Henrys wanted to use one of my dreadlocks, instead of yeast, to start the fermentation process,” Whalley reveals. “No one would have drunk it – not even me. It did have its appeal but we also want someone to drink it, not just someone on a bucks night on a dare.” Front End Loader are actually joining Frenzal on Saturday night. The two loudmouthed Sydney luminaries have been playing together since the mid‘90s and Whalley’s reasonably astounded that both bands can still draw a sizeable audience.

“It’s stupid and I feel very grateful that we still get to do it and that people are still interested in coming and having a look. It’s a good excuse to make a bit of a racket.” Beer brewing isn’t the only thing happening on planetFrenzal at present. Even though guitarist Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall devotes most of his time to triple j, drummer Gordy Forman hits the skins for hardcore act Mindsnare and Whalley runs the Pet Food Factory studios in Sydney’s Redfern, they’re making progress with the follow up to 2011’s Smoko at the Pet Food Factory. “We’re a bit over halfway through the demo process,”

Whalley reveals. “We went, ‘Let’s be absolutely ruthless with songs that we think will be OK, but just chuck everything out there.’ It makes it take a lot longer but I feel like the record’s much better as a result. Once the record’s good then everything else goes from there. People want to come to shows and people buy t-shirts, I can feed my child, go to the casino.”

demanding schedules of their main acts to tour Killer Be Killed until 2015. “That’s the idea, man. But we’re probably going to have to do it next year,” he reveals, “because we are busy with our own bands, I’m busy with Soulfly and Cavalera until the end of the year, and Greg’s busy with Dillinger and Troy’s busy with Mastodon, we’re all doing a bunch festivals, but I think that’s cool.” No stranger to our shores, Cavalera is confident that Killer Be Killed’s touring plans in 2015 will include Australia. “Hopefully we can come down and do a festival in Australia,” he says. “One of the big festivals you’ve got down there, to be part of that would be really cool.”

In the more immediate future, Soulfly’s touring plans take Cavalera into uncharted territory very shortly, and a country you wouldn’t normally associate with a heavy metal tour. “Yeah, we’re heading to Kazakhstan next week,” he states. “I’m really excited, we’ve never been there before…they’re very excited to have us and those type of shows are always great. Some of those fans have been waiting 30 years to see me play live, and that’s pretty exciting!”

FRENZAL RHOMB play the Corner Hotel on Friday May 23 with special guests Front End Loader and Clowns.

KILLER BE KILLED

By Rod Whitfield

Supergroups, on the whole, are a pretty hit-and-miss affair. In fact, they regularly tend more towards the ‘miss’ end of the spectrum than the hit, often not living up to the sum of their parts. New heavy band Killer Be Killed bucks that trend. It features four absolute luminaries from the heavy music scene, and the self-titled album the band recently released is superb. Although the four members have heavy music backgrounds, their main projects are diametrically different styles of heavy music, and it’s unlikely anyone would have picked the members to wind up doing a project together. Arguably the highest profile member Max Cavalera, of Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Nailbomb fame, joining us from the backyard of his home in Phoenix, Arizona, thinks that it’s those very diverse backgrounds within heavy music that make Killer Be Killed such a different listening experience. “I think so,” he agrees, “because if it was with really similar guys, like if I was doing this with Lamb of God, Devildriver and Machine Head, it would have been cool, don’t get me wrong, it still would have been cool, but it would have been a little more what people expect. Because me and Troy (Sanders, bassist from Mastodon) and Greg (Puciato, vocalist from Dillinger Escape Plan) and Dave (Elitch, former drummer of The Mars Volta), are so really different, you know? Mastodon is totally different from Soulfly, and Soulfly is totally different from Dillinger Escape Plan, it came out really

Define your genre in five words or less: Folk jazz with cinematic classicism. Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like? Zulya & the Children of the Underground and Anour Brahem meet Dead Can Dance and Tin Hat Trio.

different.” One major point of difference is the surprisingly melodic nature of some of the tracks, amid the metallic fury. “I think it’s different from everything else I’ve done,” he surmises. “For me, to be involved in something melodic is quite cool actually, nobody was expecting that, it came out of nowhere.” With such massive differences between the members and their respective bands, Cavalera is interested to see how the bands’ very different audiences will mix, once Killer Be Killed eventually hit the road and play live. “Those bands don’t even mix,” he opines. “We don’t even have the same crowds; it’s kind of crazy, you know? Like, Mastodon have their own crowd, Dillinger’s got their own crowd, Soulfly have their own crowd. That’s the crazy part, that we mixed all of this together and made it into one thing. I’m just curious to see how the crowd’s going to react. I think they’re going to like it, I honestly think they’re going to think it’s cool.” Unfortunately, at this stage he may have to wait a little while to have that curiosity satiated, as the band members may not be able to find time in the

60 SECONDS with CHAIKA in many languages from Bulgarian and Italian to Hebrew and English. The music twists and turns through folk traditions and original compositions with jazz and classical cinematics.

What do you love about making music? Sharing music with friends and audiences and having them excited and moved by it. The best thing about music is its possibilities to stir deep emotions.

When are you playing live/releasing your album/ EP/single/etc.? We are currently on our Mountains tour to release our new album I Monti, which is Italian for ‘the mountains’. We will be playing up and down the east coast all the way from Melbourne to Brisbane.

What can a punter expect from your live show? To be moved no matter what musical knowledge or language background you have. Songs are sung

What inspires or has influenced your music the most? A big part is the amazing Australian-based

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musicians we meet and play with, such as Mara! and the Martenitsa, Zuyla and the Children of the Underground, Ryan Francesconi and Mirabai Peart, The String Contingent and Lucy Wise. We also collect sounds and styles on our numerous travels to various places throughout the world. We approach all our music with an open mind – nearly anything could fall into it. Why should everyone come and see your band? You will have never seen anything else like this. When’s the gig and with who? We have two awesomely different gigs in Melbourne. On Friday May 30 we will collaborate

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with artist Anthony Breslin at his gallery, The Breslin Gallery. Not only will we play a set of music, but Anthony will then perform his new art work Rhapsody in Hue to Chaika’s live soundtrack. On Saturday May 31 we have the pleasure of playing at the intimate little venue Farouk’s Olive with fabulous local group The Willie Wagtails.


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By Emily Kelly: ek1984@gmail.com So Hits and Pits arrived last week and throughout the massive ten-hour festival, I churned through more varying emotions than even the most bipolar of mothers-in-law.

Finntroll

FINNTROLL NEXT MONTH Finntroll, Finland’s ultimate purveyors of darkness, grandeur and ferocity, are set to embark on a medieval crusade back down under this June after rave reviews from their last visit back in 2011. According to legend, their formation was conceived one drunken night in 1997 when after a heavy dose of beer and vodka, the band’s axeman Somnium (who sadly left our realm for another in 2003) thought it would be a great idea to mix heavy guitars with the melodic ‘humppa’ style of Finnish polka. When it still sounded good to him after sobering up, the concept was kept and Finntroll and an entire new genre of heavy metal was born! Now with six albums under their collective belts, the band’s influence is obvious in the ‘folk metal’ scene that they created. There are legions of bands who owe their folkish sound to the mighty Finntroll and while often imitated, their sound is never duplicated and they remain the undisputed genre leaders. They’ll be at the Evelyn on Friday June 20. Tickets from Metropolis Touring, and strictly limited VIP meet and greet packages are available.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY TOUR CANCELED Well this sucks. The July 2014 Australian and New Zealand tour by US punk/metal pioneers Corrosion of Conformity with special guests Weedeater has been cancelled. Unfortunately, the promoter’s financial backers and former employer, Redline Music, have as of Wednesday May 14 gone into litigation and will cease operations as of Saturday May 17. All tickets are eligible for a full refund at their point of purchase. The promoter, Christian Wright, will actively be looking to re-establish himself as soon as possible and continue to move forward with tours already slated for late 2014.

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FOREVER CAME CALLING ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR Californian punk rockers Forever Came Calling return to Australia for a national tour this August with special guests Trophy Eyes and Anchors. Forever Came Calling’s newest single, Indebted, was released to iTunes this week, which has already been crowned a “rowdy and real” US summer anthem and features on the band’s forthcoming album What Matters Most – due for release in September. The band’s debut album Contender was released in 2012 and was warmly embraced by the pop-punk world featuring their angsty trademark hooks, powerful choruses and hard-hitting lyrics. Newcastle’s Trophy Eyes will join Forever Came Calling on all dates with their combination of aggressive pop punk and melodic hardcore. Also in tow is Melbourne punk four-piece Anchors. They’ll be at Next! on Thursday August 28 (door sales only) and at Wrangler Studios (all ages, tickets on sale from OzTix) on Friday August 29.

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THE HITS: • Masked Intruder. Colourful, tight, fun as shit. And that’s not just their costumes. Wall-to-wall pop punk bangers were only sporadically interrupted by hilarious, incharacter stage banter. Their act might seem gimmicky but it’s backed by legitimately excellent pop music. If only they copped a later spot on the lineup they could have enjoyed a bigger crowd. But then again, something tells me most of the Hits and Pits punters aren’t overly interested in new music. • Face to Face. Energised and extremely grateful to their fans for their continued presence, Face to Face were the first band to really capture the entire crowd’s attention. • Strung Out playing their ripping No Use for a Name cover like it was their own. Beautiful. • Unwritten Law’s Lonesome. What a timeless banger. • Merch prices. $25 and under. Thank you for being reasonable. THE PITS: • Trever from Face to Face big-upping meth use. “Let’s hear it for all the tweakers”. Yeah. Nah. • Big D and The Kids Table. Successfully assuring me that my tolerance for ska has all but completely worn out. Let alone nasal vocals with endless whinging about the LA ska scene circa 2002. • Strung Out pit. I watched at least four fights break out during their 40-minute set. What is so provocative about ‘90s punk rock? • Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo. My inner 15-year-old fangirl will always adore you but mate, you were totally incoherent, often inaudible and I’m pretty sure your guitar wasn’t even plugged in. Heading to Propagandhi at the Corner Hotel next week? Get there early to see Crisis Alert and Outright on Thursday May 22. Catch an earlier bus on Friday May 23 to see Crisis Alert and Deep Heat on Saturday May 24 (sold out though, soz). Heading to La Dispute and Balance and Composure next month? Get there early to see Have/Hold on Thursday June 12. Catch the early train to see Initials on Friday June 13. Blueline Medic have announced a super rare headlining

CORE GIG GUIDE THURSDAY MAY 22: Electrik Dynamite, Glass Empire, Cryptic Abyss at Next FRIDAY MAY 23: Frenzal Rhomb, Front End Loader, Clowns at Corner Hotel The Resignatrs, The Furrows, Someone Else’s Wedding Band at the Eureka Hotel Shitripper, Caged Grave, Hailgun, Diploid, Stuck Below at Wrangler Studios Max Goes To Hollywood, Foley at Musicman Megastore High Tension at the Old Bar SATURDAY MAY 24: Frenzal Rhomb, Front End Loader, Clowns at Barwon Club, Geelong Decimatus, Orpheus Omega, Hybrid Nightmares, Catacombs at Evelyn Hotel Shutripper, Party Vibez, Hailgun, Removalist, Atomic Death Squad at Bendigo Hotel Lizard Punch, Summer Blood, Gunslingers at Public Bar Max Goes To Hollywood, Foley at the Loft Cartel, Arms Of Attraction, Scalar Fields at Bang! SUNDAY MAY 25: Meat Puppets, Redcats, Beastwars, King Of The North, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Drunk Mums, Child, The Harlots, Bitter Sweet Kicks, Don Fernando at AC/DC show at the Reverence Hotel on Birthday Eve (Sunday June 8) with Daysworth Fighting and Summerhill. Tickets are only available at the door. Make sure you book in a trip to see White Lung on Monday June 9 at Howler. We’re gonna have an excellent long weekend. AJ Maddah has warned Soundwave fans NOT to be presumptuous bastards and book flights and accomm too far in advance of next year’s festival. He tweeted that they’re currently exploring the option of moving Soundwave and perhaps starting the run in Adelaide to avoid the longrunning clash with Clipsal as well as the clash with Gift Show in Sydney. “Please do not book flights & accommodation til further notice,” he warned.

For the first time ever Grindhouse, Melbourne’s masters of sexual break-neck speed mono proto punk rock, hit the road to release their debut long player Sleeping At The Peeps, out now on emerging Melbourne label Desert Highways. In a short time Grindhouse have forged their own unique brand of garage punk rock taking influences from such Aussie legends as Radio Birdman, The Saints and The Celibate Rifles and have made it their own. They’ll be at Yah Yah’s with Sun God Replica, Captives and Drifter on Friday May 23, and then at the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine with Sun God Replica on Saturday May 24.

CHERRYROCK THIS WEEKEND The CherryRock festival takes place this Sunday May 25 for its last hurrah in AC/DC Lane (that’s not to say the festival itself is coming to an end, but the location will have to change due to development in the area). The lineup includes Brant Bjork, Meat Puppets, High Tension, The Powerline Sneakers, King of the North, Redcoats, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Beastwars (NZ), Drunk Mums, Child, Bitter Sweet Kicks, Don Fernando and The Harlots. It all kicks off at 12pm across two stages with no clashes. Tickets are $74 from cherrybar.com.au.

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GRINDHOUSE HIT THE ROAD For the first time ever Grindhouse, Melbourne’s masters of sexual break-neck speed mono proto punk rock, hit the road to release their debut long player Sleeping At The Peeps, out now on emerging Melbourne label Desert Highways. In a short time Grindhouse have forged their own unique brand of garage punk rock taking influences from such Aussie legends as Radio Birdman, The Saints and The Celibate Rifles and have made it their own. They’ll be at Yah Yah’s with Sun God Replica, Captives and Drifter on Friday May 23, and then at the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine with Sun God Replica on Saturday May 24.

Hey, wanna see American supergroup The Winery Dogs in Australia? That’s Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, Steve Vai) and Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, solo and ahem – the one ‘serious’ Poison album). Well there’s a petition online at bit.ly/twdpetition to help make promoters aware that we’d love to see the band down here. The band recently released Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition, which includes their self-titled debut album as well as a CD of 2012 demos, a DVD of music videos and band interviews, Portnoy’s studio diary, a dog tag, a bottle opener, an embroidered paw print logo patch and a t-shirt.

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WEDNESDAY MAY 21 After yet another sold out show last Wednesday, the Melbourne Folk Club gets serious this Wednesday May 21, with the virtuosic Grand Salvo, Sal Kimber and Brendan Welch. The folk club has added free baked goods to the Mountain Goat Beer on entry. Get in early for a cookie, a beer and some prime seats.  Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets available through themelbournefolkclub.com.

The Acoustic Sessions is a free night where you can pull up a seat at a table in the front room or a couch if you prefer and enjoy some relaxed tunes from an array of Melbourne and Australia’s finest acoustic artists week in, week out, all while enjoying a large number of choices from the Colonel Tan’s Thai Restaurant menu. For the month of May they have a great variety of artists handpicked by local company Amber Mic Productions, this week featuring The Bean Project and Dan Woodhouse. Doors from 6.30pm and entertainment starts at 7pm Wednesday May 21. Entry is free.

MAJOR TOM & THE ATOMS

Major Tom and The Atoms will be playing a May residency every Wednesday at Cherry Bar. The event is called ‘Jim, Janis, Jimi & Drake’ with each week paying tribute to a different music icon. This Wednesday May 21 is Jimi Hendrix week with support from The Black Alleys. It’s free entry with live music from 9pm to 11pm and DJ Mermaid till 3am.

SHHOR

Mo’ Soul  is back at Ding Dong Lounge for another instalment of hip shaking fun and this week, the always dynamic and lovely Shhor will be gracing the stage. Melbourne outfit  Shhor  is what you get when you put neo-soul, gospel, Afro beat, flamenco and Celtic folk together and stir. Originally hailing from the Tasmanian wilderness, vocalist and songwriter Siobhan O’Rourke (Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir, Smith Street Soul Train) delivers power and fragility through her crafted tales. With band members that have played with The Cat Empire, Cooking on Three Burners, Jackson McLaren and Belle Roscoe, Shhor is bursting to unleash their eclectic sound onto the healthy Melbourne music scene. Doors open at 8pm and entry is free.

THE BOWERS

Melbourne guitar pop champs, The Bowers, hit the Vic on Wednesday May 21 for Good Beer Week. Having released their latest record in April, a 12" Split with Money For Rope, The Bowers will pound those songs plus will be previewing cuts from their soonto-be-completed 3rd LP. The band will play two sets from 8pm and entry is free.

MARCUS BLACKE

Queensland southern folk musician Marcus Blacke is playing Melbourne for the first time to preview tracks from his highly anticipated second album. Blacke’s unique sound, a magical touch on the guitar and a magnificent effect on the heart are what people come to his shows for. His release is due July 2014 to celebrate this wonderful occasion Marcus will be heading down the east coast of Australia for a number of shows. You can catch him at the Bendigo Hotel on Wednesday May 21, the Reverence Hotel on Thursday May 22 and Sunday May 25 or alternatively at Grumpy’s Green on Saturday May 24.

LUNAIRE

Formed in 2010, Lunaire is a shoegaze, alternative post-rock band from Victoria. With three albums already under their belt, Dreams and Inbetweens was recently released this year. Members Matthew Donlan, Sam Dwyer and Lachie Mathison describe their sound as being similar to the likes of Sigur Ros, Alcest and Slowdive. Catch them at the Old Bar on Wednesday May 21 at 8.30pm. Entry is $6.

GOOD BEER WEEK AT THE VIC

Good Beer Week, Coopers and the Vic – a match made in beer heaven. Celebrate the heritage of the Vic Hotel and Coopers Brewery by joining us as we tap into the complete showcase of Coopers traditional ales and lagers all week long. Take this rare opportunity to sample the hard work of the expert brewers from Adelaide here at your local, as we pour the new Thomas Cooper’s Selection ‘Artisan Reserve’ and the ‘Celebration Ale’. Cooper’s association with live music is legendary and the Vic will rock out every night during Good Beer Week with acts such as Matt Walker & Lost Ragas, The Bowers and Willow Darling warming up the band room. It’s a ticketed event with strictly limited numbers, so reserve your place by giving us a shout at the Vic. If you can’t join them that night, drop in any time over during the week for a taste of something new – who knows, you might even score yourself some Cooper’s or Good Beer Week swag.

LAKYN & LACHLAN DUTHIE

Melbourne based singer/songwriter Lakyn draws his influences from Bob Dylan, Wu-Tang Clan and Frank Sinatra along with more modern masters such as Bon Iver. Born and raised in Auckland, he is an inexhaustible songwriter and devoted guitarist. Supporting Lakyn is emerging independent folk artist, Lachlan Duthie. Drawing on a wide range of influences from folk, electronica, blues and indie pop, he is able to captivate crowds with his intricate guitar playing and story-telling vocals. The two play at the Spotted Mallard on May 21. Lachlan Duthie is on at 8.30pm and Lakyn is on at 9.30pm. Entry is free.

THURSDAY MAY 22 DUOUX

The Evelyn has readied itself a lineup of some of it’s favourite bands. Heading the bill is the super dreamy Duoux, who have just released their debut single Skin. Support comes from the wonderful Sweets, who have just finished up with an Evelyn residency and Stax Osset. Come treat yourself on Thursday May 22. Doors open at 8.30pm and entry is $5.

BITTER SWEET KICKS

Discovered by Spencer P. Jones during an afternoon gig at the Spanish Club, Bitter Sweet Kicks have kicked their way out of the few remaining music venues in St Kilda, getting banned from each along the way, and into festival slots across Europe. The Kicks have proven Melbourne’s fabled rock’n’roll swagger hasn’t died, putting on live shows like no other that show absolute commitment to the reasons people start bands in the first place. Bitter Sweet Kicks play Tago Mago Thursday May 22. It all kicks off at 8pm, entry is $5 on the door.

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THE MOUNTAINS

Sydney surf-folk outfit The Mountains are hitting the road again in support of their new single Amends. The track is produced by Mark Myers (The Middle East, Emma Louise) at his studio in Cairns, and signals a shift in the band’s usually bright sound. Amends showcases huge harmonies and a driving rhythm section which would make the perfect getaway or car chase soundtrack. This year The Mountains welcomed new guitarist Adam Della Grotta to the fold. They launch Amends at the Retreat Hotel with Melbourne’s The Strange and Ben Whiting on Thursday  May 22. Entry is free.

SPENCER P. JONES

It’s week three of Spencer’s month long stand at the Drunken Poet this Thursday, and this week he is joined by special guest Suzie Stapleton. Suzie has a precise feel for the moment, not unlike Cat Power at her very best. At one moment delicate, the next fierce, Suzie has gathered a following around these memorable performances. And Spencer? Well we all know how great a Spencer P. Jones show is. This Thursday May 22 from 8pm at the Drunken Poet. Spencer will also be performing two sets on Friday May 23 at Cherry Bar.

TOBIAS HENGEVELD

Tobias Hengeveld is pleased to announce the launch of his single Fools Rush In. The single is from the album The Daylight Express, which is Hengeveld’s third solo release. Named after the daytime rail service that ran from Melbourne to Sydney, the album was written in the old freight room of the Brunswick Railway Station during the winter of 2012. The Daylight Express is a dynamic ride of the moody rock tunes, down to dark and sparse ballads calling you in that bit closer. Tobias Hengeveld plays at the Spotter Mallard on Thursday May 22.

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KINGSTON CROWN

This Thursday, May 22, Cherry Bar’s Soul in the Basement sees Kingston Crown performing. They’re on at 10pm, but following that, original soul DJs, Vince Peach and Pierre Baroni will be spinning discs till late. $10 from 8pm till 5am at Cherry Bar.

AUSTRALIAN KINGSWOOD FACTORY

These Melbournian rockers appeal to a diverse range of audiences, from rockabilly to metal, and everything in between. Drawing their influences from the likes of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Buddy Holly and Cold Chisel, this determined four-piece band from Canberra uphold a unique style of their own, whilst cementing their spot as some of Australia’s most exciting rockers. Catch Australian Kingswood Factory at the Old Bar on Thursday May 22 at 8pm. Entry is $8.

FEVER SEEDS

This four-piece indie rock band describe their sound as being able to move from '60s surf to '90s noise rock vibes in a single song, all the while keeping one foot planted in the pools of psychedelia; fuzzed and spaced out territory abounds with a smattering of shoegaze melting elements. If you enjoy the likes of The Pixies and Sonic Youth, you’ll most likely enjoy these guys too. Catch Fever Seeds at the Old Bar on Thursday May 22 at 8.30pm. Entry for this event is $7.

ANIMAUX’S SOUTHSIDE PARTY & THE SAND DOLLARS

Perhaps the greatest strength of the septet that is Animaux is the fact that they have managed to cultivate a truly distinct sound. If jazz and pop had a lovechild, got divorced, remarried funk and soul, and then all raised said lovechild together, Animaux would surely be the end result. Combine that with the phenomenal technical skills of some of Melbourne’s finest young musicians and you have a sound tighter than a tiger, and harder to find than Harold Holt – a sound so good you won’t mind schlepping your bad self all over town just so you don’t miss a beat. These kids are pure class. They cross over to the south side of Melbourne for the first time in a long time after smashing a twomonth residency at their regular spot of the Evelyn on the north side of town, and off the back of numerous other packed to the brim shows. For this very special occasion they will be joined by the always lovely boys from The Sand Dollars who are surf rockin’ their way into the Melbourne public’s hearts, there will also be a very special opening guest on the night who will be announced soon.  This Thursday May 22 at Revolver. Doors at 8pm, pre sale tickets are available for $8 online or alternatively at the door for $12.

BIG WORDS

Big Words are a four-piece live hip-hop outfit from Melbourne inspired by a broad spectrum of styles. They create a truly unique act combining their love for the raw '90s boom bap, free styling as well as sampling funk, jazz, blues, reggae, rock and soul. Big Words find their inspiration from these genres and really make them their own. They’ll be supporting Arthur Penn & The Funky Ten at the Toff on Thursday May 22. Doors at 7.30pm and entry is $7.

FRIDAY MAY 23 COSA NOSTRA

The time has come unleash the bone-crunching Cosa Nostra. The mighty Melbourne outfit will be launching their EP at the Reverence Hotel on Saturday May 23. If you like your rock brutal and you like it loud, then Cosa Nostra are the band for you. Supporting will be The Maydayz, featuring some seriously hard grooves that will pin your ears to the walls. Opening up proceedings will be The Try Hardz, hitting the stage for the first time in over a year to rip through their Aussie pub-rock classics. Entry is $10 and doors open at 8pm.

FULL UGLY

This autumn, Melbourne pop connoisseurs  Full Ugly  hit the road in support of their long-awaited debut album, Spent the Afternoon.   Produced by  Jack Farley at Transient Studios (Twerps, Panel of Judges, Beaches), this record is a product completely of and for Melbourne; those trademark sunlit guitars shine over a slow and comfortable groove, life is documented in a way that allows true insight into the flourishing music scene in which Full Ugly now find themselves at the fore. Join the band to celebrate this special release along with Bitch Prefect, Totally Mild and Moon Dice. See them at the John Curtin Band Room. Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets are available through the venue.


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FUCK THE FITZROY DOOM SCENE

A LONELY CROWD

Experimental rock bands Full Code and A Lonely Crowd lead a stellar line-up, with Lung and Fritzwicky as supports at the Evelyn Hotel. Full Code are set to release their debut album Telescapes late June, while A Lonely Crowd, having recently come off the release of their second full length Transients earlier this year, are fresh with a new bass player to display live. Come early and stay late on Friday May 23. Doors open at 8pm and entry is $12.

DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS 

Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s least favourite band Digger and The Pussycats, are taking a well deserved break in the second half of 2014. Sam and Andy are rumoured to be moving into more adult territory in their lives including European relocations and fatherhood, however we all know that this is just social code for doing a 12-18 month stretch in HM Barwon. Come and see the boys rip through a few of their greatest hits at the Retreat Hotel on Saturday May 3 in one of their last shows for this year.

THE DEATH RATTLES

Melbourne rockers The Death Rattles were born on the back roads of blues, country noir and bluegrass. The five-piece present a bittersweet sound with their haunted guitars, train-tracking drums and bass and crooning vocals. They have recently released the new single, Crying Moon, off their upcoming debut album. The music will kick off from 8.30pm at the Old Bar on Friday May 23. Entry is $10.

Fuck the Fitzroy Doom Scene has hit the Melbourne gig scene with full force after the raging success of their initial shows at Melbournian music institutions the Tote and the Public Bar. With gigs now lined up from here on in, FTFDS are sure to be a fixture on the gig circuit for some time. Going straight for the jugular, these guys are currently making a fully analogue-recorded album, no digital in mind. Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene are performing May 23 at Cherry Bar with New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beastwars and our own Horsehunter. Visit venue site for ticketing info.

GRINDHOUSE

Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very own sexually misguided punk rock outlaws Grindhouse are launching their debut album Sleeping at the Peeps through Desert Highways Records at Yah Yahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Friday May 23. Grindhouse is on a mission to deliver dirty garage rock action at all costs and are not afraid to strip down and talk dirty to do it. Featuring members of The Wardens, My Left Boot, High Times, Don Fernando and Rockafella; Grindhouse know how to deliver a non-stop set of riffs and dirty hits to play the best goddamn porn soundtrack youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never heard. Joining Grindhouse on the night will be psych-rockers Sun God Replica, who are touring their latest full-length The Devil and the Deep, punk fuzz trio Drifter and Tasmanian/ Melbourne forest horror rockers, Captives. Doors open at 7pm and entry is free.

RAISED BY EAGLES

Raised By Eagles includes some of Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest alt-country talent. Luke Sinclair (vocals, guitar), Nick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Mara (lead guitar), Luke Richardson (double bass) and Johnny Gibson (drums) share a common love of honest music and a deep respect for good song writing. Raised By Eagles have established themselves at the forefront of Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alternative country scene, charming audiences with their impressive blend of country, pop, folk and rock. Catch them at the Spotted Mallard on Friday May 23. Doors open at 9pm and entry is free.

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The wait is finally over on. On Friday May 23 Strawberry Fist Cake and K-Mart Warriors come together in a night of drunken debauchery to unleash on the unsuspecting public an epic double album launch at Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic Hi-Fi. We Wrote an Album will be Fist Cakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth release and delivers a fun-filled piss-take, with catchy tunes and cheesy lyrics from the sillier side of punk. K-Mart Warriors' longawaited debut album Westside Punks captures the high energy and in-your-face attitude that is seen at all of their live shows. Joining them on the night is a killer line up with The Mercy Kills, Speed Demons, Dixon Cider and Vadge Daggar. Doors open 7pm, tickets on sale now through the venue or $15 at the door.

STRAYLOVE

Modern industrial music bursts from inside a rock'n'roll framework with thrilling dirty synth dance sessions, stinging improvised jams and swinginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; retro ballads. Fronted by two outlandish identical twins, Straylove are packing out dance floors across Melbourne and Sydney with a hard hitting live show and loyal underground fan base. Come along to the Without a Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heart single release party, Friday May 23 at the B.East. Doors open at 8pm and entry is free.

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THE HIDING

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This Friday May 23 rock’n’roll powerhouse  The Hiding  will be playing their last headline show in Melbourne at Ding Dong Lounge to celebrate the launch of their EP before embarking on a journey overseas. They will be showcasing four new singles which were recorded earlier this year engineered and mixed by Steve Lightbody (Powderfinger). The first single Run City Run, was mixed in Los Angeles by  Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons). Their sound combines elements of electro/rock/indie influences, while the lyrics deliver stories and messages from social to personal observations. They will be joined by acoustic act Danvers and Pretty City. Presale tickets are $9+bf, or $12 on the door. Doors open 8pm.

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Throwing Frisbees, after a decent spell, are putting on shows again in Melbourne. This Saturday May 24 they are proud to present Wavey Boarders, a benefit show for the Fitzroy Learning Network. The line up features some great local acts including Parking Lot Experiments, The Ocean Party, The Pink Tiles, Whipped Cream Chargers, Midlife, Lalic and the debut performance of all girl slut-punk outfit Lazer Tits. All money raised goes to The Fitzroy Learning Network, an organization that provides education to migrant communities new to Melbourne. It promises to be a great night for a great cause. Doors open at 6pm and entry is $8.

FOX & FOWL

Canberra–come–Brisbane-based  band Fox & Fowl have released their debut EP to cheerful reviews. As they hit the road this week for an east coast tour, the band present the EP’s second single, Jungle Punch. The single kick-starts the  self-tilted  EP, an upbeat and undeniably catchy summer jam.  Fox & Fowl  will take their show on the road and will be stopping off at the Toff in Town on Saturday May 24. Tickets are available through the venue or $10 on the door.

PATRICK WILSON & THE BARE RIVER QUEENS

New kids Patrick Wilson and The Bare River Queens are gonna be pluckin’ some strings, hitting some drums and making a racket down at the Retreat Hotel. They have Famous Will supporting and he’s a bit of a spunk so come along, it’ll be a great night. Saturday May 24 at the Retreat Hotel. Doors open at 8pm.

THE SOLICITORS

Hailing from the UK, the US, and Aus, these Melbourne based mongrels are purveyors of fast-paced, laconic new wave pop. With Lee’s unique songwriting combining bitter lyrics and sweet melodies matched with a high energy and frantic band itching to be on the move, they’re the perfect way to spend your Saturday night. They’re playing this Saturday May 24 at Cherry Bar with The Cherry Dolls and The Braves. $13 on the door from 8pm till 11pm, then $10 till 5am with Cherry DJ Bobby-Lou Hellacopter.

MELBOURNE CANS

With an album coming out through Lost & Lonesome mid-June, Melbourne Cans hope to warm up with a few special shows including one at The Victoria Hotel. They’ll be playing this Saturday May 24. Doors open at 9pm.

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THE APE [TEX PERKINS]

Come down to help celebrate the re-opening of the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood this Saturday May 24 with one of Australia’s most animalistic supergroups The Ape. In tow will be sexy, surfabilly rockers La Bastard, and Elizabeth Barker. DJ’s Benny & the Jets will be spinning records till  3am, and magician Ben Hutton will also be doing the rounds. Let the Collingwood Draught flow and the music make the bluestone rattle. Doors open at 6pm and entry is free.

THE FIRING LINE

Winners of the recent Gunn Music Espy Artist Showdown, progressive rock band The Firing Line will be launching their EP Edges of Time at the Reverence Hotel front bar on Saturday May 24. With support from alternative rockers Rumour Control and twopiece sub octave blues fusion rock outfit The Dandans this promises to be a great night of rocking tunes. Doors open at 8pm on Saturday May 24, $10 entry.

ANNIE & BERN

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Melbourne-based duo Annie & Bern have just released their debut album Here Comes the Love and to celebrate they are hitting the road bringing their upbeat, romantic vintage pop to a town near you. This duo have an unbeatable synchronicity having played together for over twelve years in various other guises, a clear affection for the sounds of yesteryear and a timeless charm that is truly enchanting. Make sure you catch the sweet, romantic pop and vintage sounds, which will capture your heart from the get–go, as Annie & Bern launch Here Comes the Love at the Grace Darling Hotel on Saturday May 24. Annie & Bern perform two sets, with support coming from Suzie Dickinson. Doors at 9pm and tickets are $10.

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THE DARLING DOWNS

The Darling Downs is two men, one mission. A duo with the power of a band, with Ron S. Peno’s majestic vocals beautifully complemented by Kim Salmon’s expressive guitar playing. They are two artists who refuse to rest on past glories, continuing to plough the fields, creating new material. A potent mix of folk, bluegrass and indie rock, The Darling Downs take you to another place. Come and check them out on Saturday May 24. This is a free event at the B.East.

ST VINCENT

After her first cardboard guitar, teen years on tour, three incredible albums and the celebrated recent Love This Giant collaboration with David Byrne; guitar player, singer and songwriter Annie Clark aka St Vincent, returns with her fourth album, the selftitled  St Vincent. With the excellent new album out now, it is never too soon to find out that Annie Clark is on tour and playing shows in Melbourne this May. She has three dates lined up at Howler, and the first two have already sold out. Don’t miss your chance to snap up tickets to her final show on Saturday May 24. Tickets are available through the venue.

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THE DUNHILL BLUES

The Dunhill Blues are the noisiest bunch of malcontents this side of the petticoat. They play debauched rock’n’roll, anywhere, anytime. They are heading down to Melbourne again for the eighth time in four years to play a couple of shows on either side of the city. You can find them on Friday May 23 at the Espy front bar with Midnight Woolf, La Bastard and The Hypemators or on Saturday May 24 at the Retreat front bar with Famous Will & Patrick Wilson and The River Queens.

On May 24, Tender Bones will be launching the longawaited debut release in the form of 10-inch vinyl at Yah Yahs. They will be joined by some diverse bands that they love; The Electric Guitars, The Broken Needles, Hot Palms, and the amazing Leo Mullins – you might know him from such bands as the Small Knives and 2 Litre Dolby. Doors open from 7pm (live music starts 9pm), free entry and late tunes by Shaky Memorial.

BASEBALL

Baseball, The Infants, Whitewash and Cabin Inn combine their musical forces to play a special show at the Old Bar on Saturday May 24. This will be Baseball’s last Melbourne gig as well as being a benefit for the ‘No East-West Tunnel’ campaign. Be sure to check it out. Doors open at 8.30pm and entry is $10. 

SHITRIPPER

Forming in 2007 Auckland hardcore/punk band  Shitripper  have played their own brand of fast, angry, straight-to-the-point music ever since. Led by an intense and layered dual vocal attack, their songs are honest and flat out. They share their sound and energy with bands like  D.R.I, Minor Threat, F Minus and Trash Talk. You can catch them at Wrangler Studios Friday May 23 or playing the Bendigo Hotel with The Tearaways, Counter Attack and Hailgun on Saturday May 24.

KINGSWOOD

It’s Kingswood versus the Hi–Fi. The Melbourne rock four-piece take on Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane’s Hi-Fi’s through late May for the Funk In the Trunk tour. Not long since their return from Nashville, Kingswood are set to release their debut long player later this year which they recorded with the epic, Grammy Award winner Vance Powell. The Funk In the Trunk tour kicks of Saturday May 24 at Melbourne’s Hi–Fi with The Bennies and Them Bruins. Tickets are available through The Hi-Fi’s website..

AMAYA LAUCIRICA

Amaya Laucirica and her band embark on a national tour throughout May and June this year to celebrate the release of her third album, Sway. Following on from the success of her second album, Early Summer, which gained critical acclaim and was triple j’s Feature Album, Sway combines elements of dream pop, janglepsych, and atmospheric rock to produce music that is heartfelt, blissful and at times edgy. Saturday May 24 at the John Curtin Band Room with Early Woman and Palm Springs. Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets are available through the venue.

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Once again as a part of the Stonnington Jazz Festival, Revolver Bandroom and Equinox Recordings have joined forces to bring together not one but two tasty Saturday nights this May. The first – May 17, will feature Equinox’s very own DJ Mike Gurrieri & Straight Up’s DJ Blair Stafford, followed by heart-melting, multiharmonising folk jazz crew Tulalah, who can serenade you with polyrhythmic sweet nothings. You’ll then be handed over to The Cactus Channel – the tenpiece group of soul sorcerers, making it irresistible for you to shake it to their thunderous horn-lines in a stampede of funk. If that isn’t your idea of a good one, perhaps you’ll join us on May 24 for Melbourne’s most spectacular nine-man explosion, Sex On Toast who've been winning hearts recently with their sparkly new debut album from vocoder heaven. Joining them will be the soul grit masters The Putbacks, who have recently dropped a brand spanking new record covering Aretha Franklin’s Spanish Harlem featuring Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote). Rounding off these two amazing nights of hot music we have DJ Mike Gurrieri & RRR’s Stolen Moments DJ John Bailey bringing you the dance floor jazz, funk and soul. Doors open at 9pm Saturday May 24, tickets available through the venue or at the door for $15 or $12 concession.

PAPA PILKO & THE BINRATS & MICK DOG’S BONEYARD

Papa Pilko & The Binrats are wild blues and slick swingin’ country rock'n'roll... with horns. The sevenpiece band provide an interesting spectacle, all dressed in black cowboy gear with an array of head gear. The band’s sound is incredibly versatile, and the singer is one of the most entertaining and charismatic Australian front men you could see at this time. Catch Papa Pilko & The Binrats at the Spotted Mallard on Saturday May 24 at 9pm. This event is free entry.

SUNDAY MAY 25 ANDREW SWIFT AND THE RATTLESNAKE CHOIR

Lovely local alt-country lads Andrew Swift and The Rattlesnake Choir will wrap their Sunday afternoon acoustic residency at Footscray’s own Reverence Hotel. This week Andrew will be joined by the wonderful Donnie Dureau (Ribbons Patterns/Blueline Media) and Queensland songwriter Marcus Blacke. Things kick off at 4pm Sunday May 25. Entry is free.


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THE ELECTRIC I

The Electric I is the result of an inspired blend of virtuouso musicianship, conceptual dare and cultural cross-pollination. Adopting a highly unorthodox approach to both the conception and the production of their music, the band set out to merge elements of vastly dissimilar nature and origin. The resulting blend is one of powerful grooves and groundbreaking might that effectively challenges categorization. See them at the Evelyn on Sunday May 25.

CHERRYROCK

Playing their first show in Australia in over 20 years, Meat Puppets will headline CherryRock014 in ACDC Lane this year on  Sunday May 25. The Kirkwood Brothers were made famous when, just 138 days before his tragic death in 1993, Kurt Cobain invited them to perform with him on MTV Unplugged. Nirvana also covered three classic Meat Puppets’ songs, Plateau, Oh Me and Lake of Fire. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Meat Puppets massively influenced Nirvana as well as the likes of Pavement, Soundgarden and Dinosaur Jr. and although they started as a punk rock band, they evolved a style of their own that blended punk with country and psychedelic rock. CherryRock014 in Melbourne is the eighth CherryRock festival and will take place Sunday May 25 from 12pm till 9.30pm, with 13 acts playing across two stages and best of all, no clashes. Other confirmed first–round acts include Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, King of The North, Beastwars (NZ), Drunk Mums, Child, Bitter Sweet Kicks, The Harlots and Don Fernando. Tickets are available at cherrybar.com.au.

THE KILNIKS

Indie-rockers The Kilniks are going to be bringing their catchy melodies and infectious energy to the Evelyn bandroom in May for their own Monday night residency. With their horn section in tow, as well as the Ev’s sweet $10 jug specials and some of the best bands from all over Melbourne coming down each and every week, this is a party you don’t want to miss. Joining them on Monday May 26 are Pensive Penguin and Culliver. Doors open at 8.30pm and entry is $3.

DEAR MONDAY

In this great music town, there is an endless flow of new talent arriving on the scene. On Mondays, the Retreat Hotel presents four acts that represent some of the most exciting new and emerging talent we’ve seen. This is no open mic, its a love letter to the heart of musicality that is Melbourne. This love letter begins with Dear Monday. This week features Tracey Hogue, Michael Gambino, Alastair Burns, and Georgie Darvidis. Monday May 26 at the Retreat Hotel. Doors open at 7pm and entry is free.

THE GRACE DARLING TURNS FIVE

The Grace Darling is turning five. To celebrate the half decade mark as a staple of the Collingwood pub and live music scene, they are throwing a weekend of free shows featuring bands you are sure to know and love. There will be eight shows over four days in both the main band room and the basement. Highlights of the line ups include Ausmuteants, Cobwebbs(BRIS), CUNTZ, Wet Blankets, The Demon Parade, The Grand Rapids, Mesa Cosa, Mighty Boys, Kangaroo Skull, J Amir, Batpiss, DEAD (7” launch), BRUCE!, Ciggie Witch, Chook Race, AD Akinner, Richie 1250 & the Brides of Christ, Gold Class and much, much more. Come down and help celebrate with beers, BBQ’s & bands. Entry is free.

TUESDAY MAY 27

RIDE INTO THE SUN

CROOKS & QUEENS

Kieron McDonald

CORAL LEE & THE SILVER SCREAM + KIERON MCDONALD

Crooks & Queens are a hard-hitting groove and improvisational band that fuses elements of Ethio, Latin and hip hop music. This eight-piece have been playing energetic, dance-fuelled shows around Melbourne for the past eighteen months. Seriously infectious horn melodies are accompanied by a rhythm section that lays it down like no other. Expect to move your feet because joining them are Lady Oscar and TankT. See the last week of their residency at the Evelyn on Tuesday May 27.

THE NUDGELS

RICHIE 1250 & THE BRIDES OF CHRIST

If you enjoy the sounds of The B-52s and The New York Dolls, you’ll also probably enjoy the sounds of Richie 1250 & The Brides of Christ. They play various kinds of rock'n'roll, mostly the fun kinds that were popular in the period between Elvis and The Beatles. Catch the local band that’s lots of fun at the Old Bar on Sunday May 25. Doors open at 8.30pm and entry is $8.

GUESTS OF GHOSTS

Blues-rock band  Guests of Ghosts  have announced that they will release their haunting, melodic new single, Pioneers on Friday May 30. To celebrate, the four-piece will return to the stage for their longawaited comeback at Ding Dong Lounge on the same day. Pioneers is a striking return for the band – a tale of lyrical conquest that crawls over a steady beat and tantalising rhythm. Much like the members themselves, the single is full of intrigue, further heightened by  Guests Of Ghosts’ renowned live shows. The band are no strangers to the touring circuit, playing to sweaty, sold-out crowds at venues such as Cherry Bar, as well as tours up and down the east coast. They’ll be supported by some very special guests, to be announced shortly. Presale tickets are $8+BF or $10 on the door. Doors open 8pm.

Coral Lee and the Silver Scream have gone and put their own spin on things with an up-tempo, swingtinged late '40s jump blues/R’n’B/rockabilly band. The music shouts with steamtrain rhythms, vintage seductive vocals, and gritty guitar picking; you couldn’t sit still even if you tried. They play at the Retreat Hotel on Sunday  May 25 with support from Kieron McDonald. Doors open at 7pm and entry is free.

Looking to move your feet this Sunday eve? The Nudgels have got your back. They’ve stuck zydeco, cajun, country, blues and ska into their very own nudgel blender, added a little local know-how, and voila. The result is a cocktail of sonic joy that demands the body move and the fact that one has work in the morning become less an after-thought than a ‘never crossed my mind’. Sunday May 25 at the Drunken Poet. Doors open at 6pm.

Since returning from their tour of the US and playing the iconic Austin Psych Fest, Adelaide psychedelic rockers, Ride Into the Sun have been in lock down writing and recording their next full length album. With a new series of shows lined up, the band are very excited to play some new songs and sounds in Melbourne. Members have left, but new members have started and lead singer Ant believes this is the best line up yet. Ride Into the Sun will be playing the 2am slot at Public Bar on May 30 and the Espy with very good friends The Demon Parade May 31. RITS’s new single Johnny Blossom is out now.

GEORGIA FIELDS

Georgia Fields’ postcard-perfect pop combines the astral with the ordinary, reinforcing her reputation as one of Melbourne’s most admired artists. For Tuesday nights in May, Fields will be delivering a series of intimate solo shows, previewing material from her forthcoming album, as well as songs from her acclaimed 2010 debut. You can expect singalongs, songs you know, songs you don’t, and surprise special guests. What’s more, every week Fields will be joined by an esteemed support act, each hand-selected for their supreme excellence in the field of musical entertainment. She’ll be joined by Sydney-based country-blues journeyman JD Love this Tuesday May 27. The music starts at 7.30pm in the Retreat front bar, and it’s free.

CHAIKA

On Saturday May 31, Sydney 6 piece Chaika will be bringing their sublime music to Farouk’s Olive to launch their latest album I Monti. Drawing influences from folk traditions, jazz and classical music to create a beguiling and original sound-world, Chaika have been described as ‘cinematic, deeply touching and meditative’, as well as ‘exuberant, virtuosic and uplifting’. Their latest release I Monti (The Mountains), is a collection of both original and traditional pieces, gently wandering through foreign lands, emerging with an enchanting tale to tale. Following their successful debut album of 2012 and Australian tour of 2013, Chaika takes to the road again with this highly anticipated release. Support from the Willie Wagtails. Music kicks off at 8pm and entry is $10. BEAT MAGAZINE PAGE 43


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For more reviews go to beat.com.au/reviews BLISS N ESO, SETH SENTRY & HORRORSHOW Flemington Racecourse, Friday May 16 Whomever your deity may be – whether it’s that hipster beardy fella in the sky, or Ten News’ weatherman Mike Larkin – all who attended Bliss N Eso’s aptly named Circus Under The Stars tour leg at Flemington Racecourse owe them a debt of gratitude. A warm, clear night and a packed out gig brought a very welcome summer festival vibe back to Melbourne, and it ain’t a proper summer festival without a healthy dose of Oz hip hop! Whether you dig hip hop or not, one thing that’s indisputable is that Bliss N Eso are an absolute force on the Aus music scene, regularly topping the charts and selling out shows here, there and everywhere – including the US – with their high energy, pumped up rhymes and beats. For this latest tour, they were ably supported by American singer/songwriter/rapper Ceekay Jones, Sydney duo Horrorshow, and local emcee Seth Sentry. Horrorshow are coming off a pretty successful year themselves following the 2013 release of King Amongst Many, gaining a little more mainstream traction for the duo. Lyrics flow from Kid Solo almost effortlessly; it’s as if he’s conversing with the audience over a background of beats. In a short set they combined a nice mix of recent and older works, with The Rain and Jimblah collaboration Own Backyard clear crowd favourites. With not a cloud in the sky, it was perhaps pretty appropriate that they rounded off their set with recent hit Dead Star Shine. Then it was time for local boy and crowd favourite Seth Sentry to hit the stage. It underscores the current popularity of the local scene that pretty much every song in his set turned into a crowd singalong. However the actual highlight was when Seth invited fellow Melburnian Mantra onstage for a freestyle session that showcased the lyrical chops of two of Australia’s finest MCs. By the time BNE hit the stage at 8.30pm, the supports had done their job in getting the crowd well and truly pumped for the main act, and by the third track – Woodstock 2008 – the whole crowd was jumping and didn’t seem to show any signs of letting up. In reality, that’s pretty unsurprising. It’s been a decade now since the release of BNE’s debut album Flowers in the Pavement, and since then they’ve reeled out hit after hit, creating an impressive body of work. In a near two-hour set on Friday, there was barely a track that the fans didn’t know, and a few hits even had to be omitted to get everyone home in time for their beauty sleep; a testament to the Sydney duo’s status as hip hop royalty in this country. Performing with a backing group that included a return to the stage for Ceekay Jones on guitar, Bliss, Eso and DJ Izm spent almost as much time engaging with the young crowd and whipping them into a frenzy as they did with spitting rhymes. A mid-set interlude with DJ Izm working the decks was particularly notable, as he wove together a pretty sweet mash-up of Lorde’s Royals over the top of MIA’s Paper Planes, and got the crowd singing along to some remixed INXS. The exclamation mark on the set was finishing off with Sea Is Rising – the boys were almost drowned out by the audience’s take on it – and an encore performance of the Ceekay Jones collaboration My Life. Over the years, BNE have developed an enviable reputation for their amped up live shows, and this sold out all ages gig was no exception. Interestingly enough, it almost felt like a bit of a family affair, with throngs of fathers, sons, mothers, and daughters all jumping around together to DJ Izm’s beats. Musical education in Melbourne: alive and well!

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HIATUS KAIYOTE Howler, Wednesday May 14 It’s midnight and Nai Palm makes her debut crowdsurf, a celebration of her 25th birthday. That girl’s got a lot to celebrate, from international endorsements to Grammy nominations. “A quarter of a century and I’m still here,” she teases from her mic, centre stage. There are two types of Hiatus listeners: those that listen with creased foreheads and those that can’t keep still. The former don’t know what to make of them and the latter can’t get enough of them, assuming they’ve come across the coolest sound in contemporary music. They exhibit a kind of space soul, with grooves often conveying a somewhat unearthly tone. Imagine a musical E.T skilled in the art of keyboards, well that’s Simon Mavin, dancing over his instrument with uncanny dexterity. Paul Bender glides along the bass like Thundercat – layering the rhythm with polyrhythmic undertones that would fit right at home on Brainfeeder – and Perrin Moss deliberately plays percussion on the off-beat, giving Kaiyote that slurred, delayed beat. It’s that suspended percussion and Nai Palm’s unusual phrasing and tone that really separate Hiatus musically from any other act in Melbourne. Palm’s body language is playful and vibrant; it’s her voice that seduces us. She has an unusual way of phrasing her lyrics, deliberately avoiding particular letters so it sounds like she’s either singing only scraps of the word or making up new ones altogether. She also uses a lot of vibrato, which ends up doubling as a guitar, played by some mad instrumentalist obsessed with eerie chord arrangements. Her unconventional image – head three-quarters shaved, tat beneath her lip – paired with her ability to sound like Badu one minute and a completely separate instrument the next makes Palm the most interesting woman in Australian music today. Confined in a bandroom not dissimilar from the aesthetics of a ski lodge, the audience are mesmerised by the charming, unorthodox snow queen up on stage. Instead of singing Nakamarra as an ode to the desert, we can imagine the song as a homage to an infinite expanse of snow, belonging to some far off, distant planet with Hiatus Kaiyote as the house band.

DINA AMIN

LOVED: Howler. Pretty cool place HATED: The couple getting their mack on in front of us DRANK: Gin and Juice

Hiatus Kaiyote

LOVED:  That lingering summer festival vibe HATED: Those lingering summer festival beer prices DRANK: Up the atmosphere...and Carlton Dry

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DRUNK MUMS The Tote, Saturday May 17 Drunk Mums’ launch of their single Plastic was a triumphant celebration of Melbourne’s garage rock scene. So free of pretention was this event that it felt more like a birthday party where everyone knew and loved each other. Flannel, plai`d shirts, skinny jeans and obscure band t-shirts was the uniform and pints were the drink of choice. At the beginning of the night, despite the band room feeling empty, when Rayon Moon began playing their A desperately raw and jangly rock’n’roll everyone in the room reported to front of stage and began swaying rhythmically. WOD aka Weapon of Destruction aka Christopher Breeze is one hell of a frontman and he is backed by one hell W of a band. This guy moves like Iggy Pop with a seductive croon to match and the way guitarist Jimmy G(allagher) and bass player Jake Doyle lock into a groove is masterfully compelling. When the band played their song WOD A Drag, there was crowdsurfing and moshing – the popularity of this song was probably buoyed by the fact the band had just released a film clip for it. All-female rock band Miss Destiny played a righteous set with its four babin’ band members channelling L7 and A The Breeders. W With Drunk Mums about to take stage, the room was packed but, as asserted earlier in this review, it was a unified crowd with taller punters happily letting smaller people push past. Drunk Mums opened with new song A Gain that had the audience whirring, swaying and stacking with excitement. In a previous performance, Drunk Mums has come across as a band with three lead singers with Jake Doyle (guitar), Adam Ritche (bass) and Dean Whitby (guitar) al all sharing vocal duties. However, for th this performance Whitby appeared to be sitting back a little bit a focusing on his fingering while his bandmates took the limelight. Drummer Jonny Badlove was in fine form on the skins as usual although rumour has it that he had only three hours sleep in the previous 72 hours. The song that w was the reason for this event, the rollicking punk rock tune with a huge chorus, Plastic, bobbed up aabout abo ut halfway tthrough the set and the fact everyone knew the words was testament to the fact that Drunk Mums hav h a e a passion have passionate following. W ith a Che With CherryRock performance and a couple of international support slots to come I anticipate that by summer D rrunk Mu Drunk Mums will be playing largre scale venues.

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For more reviews go to beat.com.au/reviews JANELLE MONAE & KIMBRA The Forum Theatre, Saturday May 17 If ‘Past Me’ was to hear what ‘Present Me’ had to say about the Golden Electric tour at the Forum, then my resolute response would be: ‘Kimbra drugged Janelle Monae’. Reason being that Kimbra’s anxiety to juice a crowd for the nonpareil ArchAndroid had caked so thick that hopelessness set in and she felt she had to pull a sickie on her counterpart and slip a laxative into something in Monae’s dressing-room mini-bar. I’ll fill you in in a bit.  That’s because my attitude to Kimbra was one of slight nationalistic pride and wary ambivalence. Yes, I had heard her song with Gotye. No, I would never listen to it willingly. This is the rep she has with young-twenties pop-dismissers. So much so that to get a friend to come and see her live, I had to lure him with the carrot of free whiskey, and not tell him where he would be drinking that whiskey until we were lining up at the box office. As for her touring with Janelle Monae – seems to be the tour’s nascent came from Kimbra fandroiding out on Monae at the Montreux Jazz Festival where after talking, shared musical tastes and presentation values sparked a friendship that blazed the trail to a joint tour.  Also seems to be that Kimbra is fucking awesome live, this girl is a bawse. Coming on stage in a rigidly pouffed dress that doubled as skeleton-esque lighting, her set-list served as a sonic diorama of music she’d listen to driving on an LA highway. Settle Down was an almost a capella opener to the tambourine donning Two-Way Street and 90s Music, which sports a restless beat that bangs and exhibits her brain-picking from production giant Flying Lotus. Her new song, Miracle sounded apropos of ‘70s disco and along with Cameo Lover showed off the phantasmagoria of creepy-arse images on the plinth of a screen behind her. Gold Mine was probably my favourite track played and was another with Tina Turn-up theatricality that makes her a great entertainer but probably an annoying house mate.  Known to do a rendition of James Brown’s Cape Routine, Janelle Monae is also one for theatricality. So when her band, dressed in stark white as hospital-ward orderlies, lined up on stage with the scripted message  - “Miss Janelle Monae will not be on your stage tonight… Unfortunately she has un-expectantly fallen ill and will not be able to take the stage,” they were met with anticipatory hoots and whistles. It was only after the formality of reassuring everyone that their tickets would be valid at the next show on Monday May 26 at their Plenary show that the collective ‘da fuq?’ set into the crowd.  If androids can dream of electric sheep, maybe they can get the shits too? Whatever her symptoms were, it seemed super unlikely that they came on suddenly like a Peter Parker spider bite - but given that she has since cancelled her Sydney show, perhaps the aforementioned spider actually selected Monae as its next victim, unleashing its venom while en-route to the venue. This garners Kimbra’s performance with some impressive professionalism, and ‘Present Me’ is now a begrudging Kimbra fan. As for Monae, it’s not a good look for the first Golden Electric performance but I’ll reserve judgment, show some empathy, and write all about it after next Monday’s show, if it occurs as planned. Stay tuned.

EDGAR IVAN

LOVED: Kooyeh’s Jace Excell on back-up vocals and Misfits of Science’s Stevie on Drums HATED: Lining up for whiskey DRANK: Whiskey

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RÜFÜS The Palace, Thursday May 15 RÜFÜS

Photo by Kate Davis I felt bad for them when they had to change their name from Rüfüs to Rüfüs du Sol to release their album in America. Did anyone tell them it was a shit name to begin with? It’s so annoying to have everyone think you’re talking about the fabulously camp Mr Wainwright whenever you bring them up, but how easily the superficial things are forgiven when the music is this good. Atlas is arguably the best electro-pop album Australia has produced since Apocalypso. It’s shamelessly derivative, but it knows radio-friendly anthems better than a mid-‘80s Madonna. Let’s just hope New Order aren’t feeling too litigious. The three Sydney-siders look like Van She, which is to say their lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist is a tad Bondi-trash, but his falsetto is Orbison-esque and when he sings in his chest voice he sounds like Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode. In the coming age of Client Liaison, he may not be the most engaging frontman, but his technical performance at the Palace was close to flawless. Overcoming some obvious Tuesday night ennui within the crowd, a large dance floor materialised on the floor as soon as Jon George’s drum pads started competing percussively with James Hunt’s kit. The juxtaposition between the two underpin the driving nature of the band’s sound and at times George’s pad-work invoked DJ Shadow whilst Hunt’s drum-kit added a raw nerve to their otherwise glossy production. The setlist was as predictable as a band with only one album was always going to be, the triple j hits were all saved till the latter stages of the set, which annoyingly disjointed the flow and left some parts of the set flatter than they should have been. The troughs, Two Clocks, Simplicity of Bliss and Modest Life stayed just above Café del Mar mode and moving forward the band will need to address how to keep the energy at a more consistent level throughout their gigs. But that was really their sole weakness. Their A-sides were plentiful and devastating. Sarah, Take Me, Tonight, Rendezvous and Sundream were all met with rapturous cries from a crowd that had committed their album to memory. At times there was almost too much enthusiasm, complete with awkward out-of-time claps from crowd members who clearly don’t realise that they have no rhythm and can’t keep a simple 4/4 beat. Guest vocalist Jess Pollard was a welcome surprise during the bass-heavy, hypnotic key warbles of Unforgiven, and as they left the stage without having played Desert Night, there was a distinct feeling that the night wasn’t over. Opening the encore with a synth-laden, club-remix/cover of My Number by Foals, the trio ignited the crowd once more and with a drop worthy of a God’s Kitchen compilation, Desert Night arrived, enrapturing the audience. The indie-dance crossover, whilst not the highlight of the night, was a fitting end that only laid further claim to the three-piece being the premier commercial electronic act in Australia right now. Don’t expect Aphex Twin, because they are not here to further sonic evolution, and their fans, judging from the crowd, are mostly electronic dilettantes. Rüfüs succeed in their simple ambition to get stuck in your head. Indebted to their Modular heroes as they clearly are, they might now have a stronger following than The Presets or Cut Copy did following the release of Beams and Bright Like Neon Love. Five shows at the Corner Hotel in September last year, followed by Falls Festival, Big Day Out and three sold-out shows to close the Palace speak volumes; the size of their name on the Splendour poster for later this year says this is only just the beginning.

CHRISTOPHER LEWIS

LOVED: Having an opportunity to bid farewell to the Palace. Melbourne cannot afford to lose many more venues of such quality. HATED: The plethora of platinum blonde, plastic-faced chin-strokers more concerned with their make-up than the music being performed in front of them. DRANK: Many Victor Bravos

CITIZEN, DRIFTER, THE BLACK ALLEYS Prince Of Wales, Friday May 16 The Prince of Wales Public Bar is a quaint but completely rocking venue and on this Friday night for local Bayside boys Citizen it was the perfect size and stank for the launch of their debut album Enemies. The night was well lubricated by Sailor Jerry putting on free rums from 8pm to 9pm. As the last drop fell from the SJ bottle, the evening’s first band, The Black Alleys, began. Stonery and psychedelic, this is one cool fucking band. Lead singer and guitarist Dan Kiellerup is a compelling frontman to watch with a great voice, great guitar skills and a great look. If you’re searching for a new local rock band to love then this is your band. Even though the Southern Hemisphere is elbow deep into autumn, it was a very mild night in St Kilda resulting in, between bands, a mass migration to the pub’s classic Fitzroy Street benches. This was the first time I had seen Drifter and I was well blown away by the flannel-core three-piece. Dan King on vocals has one hell of a set of lungs with the band channelling the cosmically satanic grit of Black Sabbath and more recent psych-rock revivalists like The Black Angels and Kadavar. Citizen have been gigging solidly for the last four years and their debut album has been recorded for over twelve months but due to lead singer David Milner blowing up his lungs, tonight was their long awaited debut of Enemies. Alex Brooks and Neil Maguire played for just on 60 minutes – playing Enemies in order from track one Mosquitoes to track ten Sleep, then a couple of new songs and, finally, an encore of Rage Against The Machine’s Freedom. The band worked very hard to recreate the album with exactitude with the aforementioned Sleep a triumph that included an extra guitarist, Daniel Griffin, and Maguire on bongos or something like that. The newest of the new songs that Citizen played had the working title of No New Taxes Under an Abbott Government. This blatant anti-hegemonic attitude pays tribute to the band’s major inspiration, Rage Against The Machine. I heard someone comment in the crowd during this song that Citizen sounded like Daniel Johns fronting RATM.

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5. Tourniquets Hacksaws LP AUTOPSY 6. Turn Blue THE BLACK KEYS 7. Get Back LP PINK MOUNTAINTOPS 8.

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Dipshits (Foolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold) â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know you miss this / Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still Dipset, you dipshits.â&#x20AC;? The Harlem heavyweights in a powerhouse coalition with A-Trakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold, with Just Blaze joining the fray on the beat. The resultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge, both timeless and refreshing, loaded with uplifting power-pop melodies and killer bars from a reinvigorated Camâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ron.

MIA

Baddygirl 2 (MIA PARTYSQUAD BEYONCE FLAWLESS REMIX) (Independent) MIA takes Hit-Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killer Flawless beat and runs it to the extreme. The result is something bearing little resemblance to the original, but is incredible in its own right, expanding trap elements into a fucking monster of a drop. The Diva cameo is a timely reminder of how ahead of the curve it was back in 2008.

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1. Sylvan Esso SYLVAN ESSO now? (Labels, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually do this.) Would be more impactful than this weak track from the now-solo project La Roux. Oh and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a Klaxons track in my inbox. What I said above applies to that as well.

2. Any Given Weekend NORTHEAST PARTY

KIMBRA

4. Your Mouth FISHING

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90s Music (Warner) Much like how guest guitarist Matt Bellamyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fulltime outfit fused dubstep and rock on their most recent album, Kimbra becomes a trap-rock pioneer on the curious 90s Music. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a stylistic cul-de-sac, as it was with Museâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experimentation, but an incredibly interesting one at that. Ya boi was only sorta-joking when pulling trap arms during Kimbraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set at The Forum on the weekend, preceding Janelle Monaeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunately cancelled appearance. #getwelljanelle

5. Stowaway PHILEMON + ZED EPPELIN

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COLLECTORS CORNER MISSING LINK TOP 10

Cedoption (Siberia) A part of their Aerials project, Juggers put forth a dreamy, breakbeat-heavy slow-rave jam, dripping with falsetto charm. The Aerials endgame hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been fully revealed, but expect some degree of revelation when they take to Vivid Sydney this weekend.

BLOODS

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1. Nun CD/LP NUN 2. Turn Blue LP BLACK KEYS 3. Eastlink CD/LP EASTLINK 4. A Letter Home LP NEIL YOUNG

Want It (Tiny Galaxy) Quiet-loud-quiet-loud bubblegum punk from Sydney trio Bloods. A boogie-worthy chorus and creeping bass in the verses lift the track into a passing grade, nearly getting bogged in the well-worn sunshine-y surf garage glut of the early 2010s.

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10. Pursuance CD/LP ONLY CRIME

Rose Water (Independent) Reminiscent of Chance The Rapperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heady flow and production, Melbourne duo Milwaukee Banks hit the spot with the title track from their debut EP, Rose Water. Articulates an introspective resolve that their compatriotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hip hop often lacks.

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Pro Anti Anti (Mute) One of the heavier moments on the recently-released Mess, the down-tempo Pro Anti Anti is a strange choice for pre-tour single, singer Angus Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s booming syncopated drone locking in with workshop percussion. One of the better moments from Mess, but yeah, one of the relative bangerz would have been a more fitting single cut.

LA ROUX

Let Me Down Gently (Polydor) Look, surely the ever-tightening cultural ouroboros could accommodate five-year anniversary re-releases

2. Black Umbrella EVEN 3. 10% Weird THE MEANIES

SINGLE OF THE WEEK

4. Shit On The Liver KING PARROT

Overtime (In The Red) The guitar licks of Overtime sound like a fucked up version of My Sharona (tune), before blowing out into an outright fuckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stomper, relentlessly marching forward with a singular riff slung across the shoulder. Taken from the long-awaited LP taking its name from the Mullum Mullum tunnel.

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ALBUMS

NEW MUSIC IN REVIEW THIS WEEK

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OWLS OF THE SWAMP

BLONDIE

Atlas (Labelship Musikproduktion)

4(0)-EVER: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts of Download (Caroline Australia)

Owls of the Swamp is the nom de plume of Australian folk singer/songwriter Pete Uhlenbruch. His new album Atlas skillfully combines haunting vocals and creative guitar work with electronic elements. Each track on Atlas showcases smooth melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, which draw on the themes of comfort and belonging. The Hypnotist is a captivating opener, instantly drawing you in and setting the tone for the remainder of the album. The combination of vocals, piano and guitar works a treat on this song. Shapeshifter is a favourite, with its soft, mesmerising tones. It’s hard to single out particular tracks on this album, as each one is gentle and pleasant. Atlas also features a number of backing vocalists including Marketa Irglova, Myrra Ros and Phia, who create nice harmonies. The electronic elements throughout Atlas add texture and don’t overpower the folk underpinnings, creating a good balance. This album represents significant artistic development from Uhlenbruch’s previous albums, Smoky Bay and Go With River. Owls of the Swamp have created a relaxing BEST TRACK: Shapeshifter album, which makes for an enjoyable listen. IF YOU LIKE THESE, YOU’LL LIKE THIS: SPARK ALASKA, TEXTURE LIKE SUN IN A WORD: Smooth ALI BIRNIE

Genius. That’s what this is. Blondie’s latest release, celebrating their 40th anniversary, is actually a two-disc double-hitter comprised of the new album Ghosts Of Download and a greatest hits re-release Deluxe Redux. Debbie Harry’s at her growling, sexy and menacing best on this collection and it’s proper pop/rock/punk. Ghosts Of Download, the band’s tenth studio album, is a different beast. The single, A Rose By Any Other Name, a Beth Ditto duet, was released last year. However, it’s been worth the wait. The album is a dancefloor-driven collection of tracks that fuses Latin, reggaeton, ska and electronica with Harry’s unmistakable voice. With the albums side-by-side, you can see how things have evolved. The band was always fascinated with Latin/bossa nova beats and you can hear the musical shadow of The Time Is High on tracks like I Screwed Up and Sugar on the Side. The timbre of Harry’s voice has changed a lot, but like with, say Leonard Cohen, this is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s morphed into something new again and has to be apBEST TRACK: From Ghosts of Download – I Want To preciated in and of its own right. Just like the band and Drag You Around and from Deluxe Redux – Rapture just like the new album. IF YOU LIKE THESE, YOU’LL LIKE THIS: Cherrybomb THE RUNAWAYS MEG CRAWFORD IN A WORD: Blondie (enough said).

CLOUD NOTHINGS

DAVE GRANEY

Here and Nowhere Else (Stop Start)

Fearful Wiggings (Wolverine Enterprises)

Despite only forming in 2009, Ohio three-piece Cloud Nothings have incredibly already released four albums. Their latest is Here and Nowhere Else, a brief garage rock album of eight scratchy, heart-on-your-sleeve rock’n’roll tunes. This album takes a few listens before the songs really warm to the ears. Luckily its short number of songs means it doesn’t take too much time to give the album a few spins. Now Here In opens proceedings with pounding drums and grungy ‘90s guitars whilst, as is their norm, Dylan Baldi’s vocals are left exposed, raw and flawed. That may sound like a criticism but it’s really not; this brand of rock truly benefits from having an unfiltered style of singing. Quieter Today ups the aforementioned scratchiness of the vocals and picks up the tempo musically. The chorus becomes catchy after a few listens, surprisingly not hampered by the fact you can’t really make out the lyrics during the entire chorus and much of the whole track. Not that this is at all death metal-type stuff where the average Joe might find the vocalist indecipherable, it’s just that this track is slurred and rough. Psychic Trauma is a little bit more polished than the opening tracks and the closest thing to a song you’d play around your parents on the disc. The signature “amps to 11” distorted sound is still there, though. Here and Nowhere Else is a really enjoyable album. It’s not a seminal album but one that BEST TRACK: Now Here In will consolidate the band’s reputation well. IF YOU LIKE THESE, YOU’LL LIKE THIS: THE HIVES, JIMMY EAT WORLD, BLEEDING ALEXANDER CROWDEN KNEES CLUB IN A WORD: Raw

Dave Graney explains things this way: “[t]he title comes from a 1920s book of French stories. I came across a new word and looked it up in the glossary and the meaning was put as ‘fearful wiggings’. I took it to mean ‘great anxiety’.” Thankfully, with the exception of Everything Is Perfect In It’s Beginning [sic], there is nothing anxiety-provoking about the album. Rather, his latest, stylish collection of musings is mostly soothing. It’s unmistakably Graney. The album is carefully crafted and a beautiful, languorous listen. In a time where 30-minute albums are de rigueur, the longer play is refreshing. The songs are united by a dream-like lethargy. We are kicked out of the idyll only temporarily in Everything Is Perfect In It’s Beginning. It’s discordant – purposefully so and makes for unsettling listening. Otherwise, nothing’s urgent here. Sometime’s Graney’s barely singing and the album is sparsely arranged. It’s worth noting that he is joined on I Know You Can’t See Me by Lisa Gerrard, but you wouldn’t know it. She can sing the shit out of anything, but her vocals are confined to background ambience. It’s a sad song, with lines like, “I know you can’t see me, since I quit drinking.” Mostly though, the lyrics are surreal. Who the hell knows what’s going on? It doesn’t matter. It’s always been hard to know whether Graney is taking the piss. This album is BEST TRACK: I’m The Stranger In Town no different. He’s smarter than the rest of us, but again, IF YOU LIKE THESE, YOU’LL LIKE THIS: Je t’aime... it doesn’t matter. Just listen… moi non plus JANE BIRKIN/SERGE GAINSBOURG Into the Labyrinth DEAD CAN DANCE MEG CRAWFORD IN A WORD: Dreamy

BRODY DALLE

LITTLE MURDERS

Diploid Love (Queen of Hearts/Universal Music Australia) Brody Dalle was the scream-feeding matriarch of hot-blooded punks The Distillers and she never used to care that much. So it seemed. Superficially, Diploid Love recalls a Blondie-like transformation. The cover suggests a cigar-chomping producer ordered Dalle to “sing, dammit!” and begin her inevitable pop chart climb. Not so. Dalle’s reaching for something far more unsettling by reaching within. Nick Valensi handles guitars on Rat Race, idling in his ultra-cool Strokes comfort zone. Funnily enough, they enter a Julian Casablancas-like 11th Dimension in disco rocker Carry On. Dalle and band, featuring Spinnerette and Queens of the Stone Age members Alain Johannes and Michael Schuman, serve typical punk fare in Don’t Mess With Me and Underworld, the latter garnished with brassy mariachi. A collab with Garbage’s Shirley Manson on Meet the Foetus/Oh the Joy leaks into Dressed in Dreams, featuring Dalle’s darkening pop-industrial shuffle. I Don’t Need Your Love torments retro baroque-pop strings, reaching peak creep as baby Camille and Ryder sempiternally fidget and laugh. Bits of Spinnerette blow kisses toward Blood in Gutters and her best vocal on the record. Parties for Prostitutes? Well, things get weirder. Just like life. Titled Diploid Love instead of Family Love or Baby Love (a diploid is a copy of chromosomes from a mother and a father, y’see) suggests Dalle’s not quite ready to close the door on her punk past. There’s cheek suffused in those shades of blue. Because in Dalle’s world, love alone won’t conquer BEST TRACK: Blood in Gutters pent-up heartache, nor will it satisfy her need to rock IF YOU LIKE THESE, YOU’LL LIKE THIS: and rebel. SPINNERETTE, THE STROKES, GARBAGE IN A WORD: Tempered TOM VALCANIS

THIS WEEK TUES 20TH

RARA

W/GZUTEK, HOODWOLF + MUDHOUNDZ WED 21ST

MO, MAXI & LOUIS

Paul Weller said recently that being a mod was in his blood: he might be older, wiser and his youthful temperament buffed by the maturity of experience, but he’s still carrying the mod flag. The same might be said for Rob Griffiths and Little Murders. It’s the best part of 35 years since Little Murders rode the wave of the antipodean mod revival, but Little Murders are as modern and fashionable as ever. Little Murders’ latest record Go – the title is an ironic follow-up to the band’s classic 1986 (or was it 1984?) album Stop! – is every bit as fresh as the band’s original ‘80s material. Take for instance the opening track, Too Many Times. Strip aside the self-deprecating middle-age rocker discourse and you’re left with a track that’s hip and vibrant enough to warrant a $50K cash advance and avalanche of Columbia’s finest illicit export product. White Train slips down a gear and succumbs to the temptation of emotional attachment and melodic temperament; Waiting for the Sun sidles up alongside The Someloves and finds harmonic empathy. With its horn accompaniment, Mean Season infuses mod sensibility with its original soul attitude, Bicycle Wheel flashes with Barrett-esque whimsy and if mainstream America was as impressive as American Cool the world would be a better place. I Got You is so sharp it draws blood from your pop heart; Baby It’s You is awash with the glow of romantic attachment, emotional detachment and post-coital reflection. Lately is so sweet it’d draw the attention of the sugar police and Real Good Time is everything the title suggests, and a BEST TRACK: Too Many Times bucket full of riffs more. Little Murders are as young IF YOU LIKE THESE, YOU’LL LIKE THIS: THE JAM, and fresh as ever. VOODOO LUST IN A WORD: Stylish PATRICK EMERY

WEEK AFTER TUES 27TH

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GIG GUIDE

WHAT'S ON AROUND MELBOURNE THIS WEEK

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WEDNESDAY MAY 21 INDIE/ROCK/POP/METAL/ PUNK/COVERS

GOOD BEER WEEK - FEAT: LUKE PLUMB + PETER DAFFY Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. $0.00. 8 FOOT FELIX Penny Black, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $0.00. CHRIS WATTS (BACK DOWN LAUNCH) + GENA ROSE BRUCE Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $15.00. CHRIS WILSON Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 7:30pm. $0.00. LAKYN + LACHLAN DUTHIE Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:30pm. $0.00. LUNAIRE + BLOODHOUNDSONMYTRAIL + KING EVIL + MUDHAVEN Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $8.00. MAJOR TOM & THE ATOMS + MAJOR TOM & THE ATOMS + DJ MERMAID + THE BLACK ALLEYS Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $0.00. PHANTOM PANDA POWER WIZARD MASTER SMASHER + THE IVORY ELEPHANT + SPIDER GOAT CANYON Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $8.00. SHEEK STAIN & THE CREEP + TOYOTA WAR + THE OL’ FAITHFULS Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:30pm. $0.00. THE BLACK HARRYS + MARCUS BLACKE + ROSS EVANS BAND Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE BOWERS Victoria Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE HOUNDS HOMEBOUND + THE PACIFICS + LISTERDALE Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $5.00. TWIN AGES + NIKHAIL + STONE DESERT Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $0.00. YOU YANGS MAY RESIDENCY + REVENGE THERAPY + GARDEN PARTY Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $5.00.

JAZZ/SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/ WORLD MUSIC

REMCO KEIJZER QUARTET Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $15.00. ALTIJA Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $0.00. BOB SEDERGREEN & FRIENDS & THE STONNINGTON YOUTH JAZZ INITIATIVE Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $25.00. BOPSTRETCH Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $0.00. HIATUS KAIYOTE + AINSLIE WILLS Howler, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $22.00. LAURYN HILL Palais Theatre, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $99.90. LO-RES + BOHJASS QUARTET 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $0.00. LOVE AND DEATH IN BUENOS AIRES PART I - FEAT: COSMO COSMOLINO Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6:00pm. $38.00. MO’ SOUL - FEAT: AMY WINEHOUSE SHOW + FULTON STREET + SHHOR Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $0.00. PETER HEARNE & DIZZY’S BIG BAND Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. $14.00. SARAH JANE MCKENZIE + THE JMQ Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $25.00. TIM WILLIS & THE END Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $18.00.

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/BLUES/FOLK

MARLON WILLIAMS - FEAT: GRAND SALVO + SAL KIMBER & BRENDAN WELCH Bella Union Bar, Carlton. 8:00pm. $20.00. MO MAXI LOUIS John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. $10.00. OPEN MIC Mr Boogie Man Bar, Abbotsford. 7:30pm. $0.00. OPEN MIC Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 7:00pm. $0.00. OPEN MIC/JAM Musicland, Fawkner. 7:00pm. $0.00. RICH DAVIES Standard Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $0.00. THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS - FEAT: THE BEAN PROJECT + DAN WOODHOUSE Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7:00pm. $0.00. WINE WHISKEY WOMEN - FEAT: COOKIE BAKER + EMILEE SOUTH Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:00pm. $0.00.

THURSDAY MAY 22 INDIE/ROCK/POP/METAL/ PUNK/COVERS

3181 THURSDAYS - FEAT: HANS DC WITH BLAIR STAFFORD + JOHN DOE + MONTY MCGAW + BENSON + SAM GUDGE + DYLAN B Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 6:00pm. $12.00. ANIMAUX’S SOUTHSIDE PARTY + THE SAND DOLLARS Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 8:00pm. $12.00. ARTHUR PENN & THE FUNKY TEN + FREEDOM. BIG WORDS Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $7.00. AUSTRALIAN KINGSWOOD FACTORY + RENEGADE PEACOCK + FEMME NOIRE Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $8.00. BESAH BODOH + SUNSET BLUSH + MONSTERIA 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $0.00. BIG SEAL & THE SLIPPERY FEW Great Britain Hotel, Richmond. 8:00pm. $0.00. BITTER SWEET KICKS Tago Mago, Thornbury. 8:00pm. $0.00. BLACK ALLEYS + BURN IN HELL + DUMB PUNTS The Vineyard, St Kilda. 11:00pm. $0.00. BLACK MAJESTY + DIMINISHED REASON Musicland, Fawkner. 9:00pm. $15.00. BONNEY READ + THREE TIME THRILL + OCEANS TO ATHENA Mr Boogie Man Bar, Abbotsford. 7:30pm. $0.00. COSMIC KAHUNA + A BASKET OF MAMMOTHS + COTANGENT + TSUGNARLY Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $5.00. DUOUX + SWEETS + STAX OSSET Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $5.00. FEVER SEEDS + GREY MANTIS + DAYRIG Public Bar, North Mel-

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bourne. 8:30pm. $7.00. GOOD BEER WEEK - FEAT: DIRTLAND Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. $0.00. GORSHA + MCBAIN + INCHES Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $0.00. GREG CHAMPION’S FOOTY SINGALONG - FEAT: CHAMPS + COODABEENS Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. $20.00. HOMES + WHEN WE WERE SMALL + LIFT OFF Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 8:30pm. $10.00. LIVE GLOBAL RADIO STREAM CONCERT - FEAT: AS CROWS FLY + MARCH IN MOSCOW + 4 LETTER LIES Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $0.00. MOVEMENT (EP LAUNCH) Shebeen, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $10.00. MUDLARK (ZIMDAHL 12 TOUR) + WOOSHIE + ELECTRIC SEA SPIDER Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $12.00. NAPS + HUTLY + LOMAX + LACLUSTER THUNDER Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $0.00. NEXT - FEAT: ELECTRIK DYNAMITE + PURPLE SNEAKERS DJS + GLASS EMPIRE + CRYPTIC ABYSS Colonial Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $15.00. PROJECT BROCZEWSKI + CHANEL COQUET MUSIC + BENNY BOI Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. $6.00. REYKJAVICTIM + LOST SOUL DESTROYER + ZOKES Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $0.00. SARAH EIDA + BRITTLE SUN + 4TRESS Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $0.00. SHAKE SOME ACTION - FEAT: STREETPARTY + SAMARITAN + POLYAVALANCHE Onesixone, Prahran. 9:00pm. $8.00. ST VINCENT Howler, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $55.00. STOCKMAN RECORDS SHOWCASE Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE DISAPPOINTED + GREENTHIEF + THE NAYSAYERS + NEON QUEEN Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. $0.00. THE GIN CLUB TWO + SPLIT SECONDS Victoria Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE PRIMARY + WETLIPS + SOOKY LA LA + PIONEERS OF GOOD SCIENCE Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE STRANGE + THE MOUNTAINS + BEN WHITING Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm. $0.00. TOBIAS HENGEVELD + JAMES KENYON Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:30pm. $0.00. VANCE JOY Forum Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $32.95. ZEDEPPELIN (ARIEL SWAY LAUNCH) + THE TOWNHOUSES + PHILEMON Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $7.00.

JAZZ/SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/ WORLD MUSIC

TRIODEGRADABLE Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $15.00. AN EXTREMELY WONDERFUL VOCALIST Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $28.00. BROWNE-NOY-MURPHY & THE JOSEPH O’CONNOR TRIO Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $23.00. FREE RANGE FUNK - FEAT: EZRA + JAKE & NIKKI WHO + AGENT 86 + LEWIS CANCUT Lucky Coq, Windsor. 7:00pm. $0.00. FRENTE Arts Centre, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $0.00. JAMES MORRISON INHERITANCE Malvern Town Hall, Malvern. 8:00pm. $44.00. JOE CHINDAMO TRIO Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $18.00. JOE RUBERTO TRIO Rising Sun Hotel, South Melbourne. 6:30pm. $0.00. JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET + JULIE O’HARA The Commune, East Melbourne. 6:00pm. $0.00. KAIN BORLASE TRIO La Niche Cafe, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. $0.00. MS. LAURYN HILL Hamer Hall (Arts Centre Melbourne), Southbank. 8:00pm. $0.00. OMLETTE Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $0.00. PETER FOLEY & THE MORDIALLOC JAZZ ORCHESTRA Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. $0.00. SOUL IN THE BASEMENT - FEAT: KINGSTON CROWN + DJS VINCE PEACH & PIERRE BARONI Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. VELVET TONGUE Open Studio, Northcote. 7:00pm. $0.00.

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY/BLUES/FOLK

DANNY STAIN Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. $0.00. GUY KABLE Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $0.00. JEFF RAGLUS & VICTORIANA GAYE + SALLY DASTEY + SQUEEZEBOX WALLY Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8:30pm. $0.00. JOSH FORNER + TOM NENNA + CHLOE MORGAN Highlander, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $0.00. LYRIC ROOM SESSION 1 - FEAT: HELEN BEGLEY + CARL PANUZZO + JODY GALVIN Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 8:30pm. $0.00. SLOW GALO Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 8:00pm. $0.00. SPENCER P JONES + SUZIE STAPLETON Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:00pm. $0.00. SUNDAY CHAIRS + MARCUS BLACKE + MATT GLASS Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 8:00pm. $8.00.

FRIDAY MAY 23 INDIE/ROCK/POP/METAL/ PUNK/COVERS

AUDEMIA + THE ELLIOTS + RDJZB Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood. 8:00pm. $0.00. AURANIX + SALAD DAYS + THE NEW SAVAGES + SOUL ISLAND + THE DIECAST Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 7:00pm. $0.00. BEASTWARS + FUCK THE FITZROY DOOM SCENE + HORSEHUNTER Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $15.00. BIG WORDS Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 8:00pm. $5.00. BOB ‘BONGO’ STARKIE (MILLION DOLLAR RIFF) + LAURA

GIG OF THE WEEK!

Chris Russell's Chicken Walk

CHERRYROCK014 If you’ve spoken to anybody who’s popped their CherryRock before, you know this is one helluva rock party. It’s in AC/DC Lane, for fuck’s sake. The 8th annual CherryRock will star Meat Puppets, Brant Bjork, Redcoats, Beastwars, Drunk Mums, Chris Russell's Chicken Walk (pictured), and a shitload more. Next year, CherryRock might have to be reincarnated in a different form due to venue limitations, so make sure you head to this one. AC/DC Lane on Sunday May 25.

DAVIDSON Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick. 6:00pm. $22.00. BREVE & SUPERHOLIC FROZEN PONIES + SUGAR GHOULS Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. $0.00. COLUMBIA Victoria Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $0.00. COSA NOSTRA + THE MAYDAYZ + THE TRY HARDZ Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 8:30pm. $10.00. DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS + THE INTERCEPTORS + DJ JOHNNY TWO DECKS Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 10:00pm. $0.00. DMA’S (EP LAUNCH) - FEAT: LURCH & CHIEF + WHITE SUMMER Shebeen, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $12.00. EINSTEIN TOYBOYS + GORDON & BELLATRIX Musicland, Fawkner. 7:30pm. $10.00. FLANAGAN’S FRIDAY NIGHTS - FEAT: THE WASH + THE ALFIES + LIKE FOOLS Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully. 9:00pm. $5.00. FRENZAL RHOMB + FRONT END LOADER + CLOWNS Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm. $30.00. FULL CODE + A LONELY CROWD + LUNG + FITZWICKY Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $12.00. GOLGOTHA MOTEL + SONIC MOON Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 9:00pm. $0.00. GOOD BEER WEEK - FEAT: STEELBIRDS Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. $0.00. GRINDHOUSE + SUN GOD REPLICA + DRIFTER + CAPTIVES Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $0.00. HIGH TENSION + GRIEG + SECRET ACT + DJ WHALE Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $12.00. ICE ON MERCURY + BEGGERMAN + SEVEN DAYS FAILING Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $0.00. JULIA HENNING + MARIONETTES + THE HOUNDS HOMEBOUND + YOUNG VINCENT + ANNABEL & ANDY Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $0.00. KINGSTON CROWN + FULTON STREET Penny Black, Brunswick. 9:30pm. $0.00. LA BASTARD + MIDNIGHT WOOLF + THE HYBERNATORS + THE DUNHILL BLUES Espy, St Kilda. 8:30pm. $0.00. LOWTIDE + THE OCEAN PARTY + HIDEOUS TOWNS Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. MAY METAL MASSACRE - FEAT: HARLOT + ABRAXXAS + MANIAXE + SARFAUST + DEATHRIPPER Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $12.00. PURPLE TUSKS + RIOT CITY Bar Open, Fitzroy. 10:00pm. $0.00. RAISED BY EAGLES Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $0.00. SALAD DAYS + KALACOMA + THE AMBIENCE OF RAIN + YOSHITORO Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00. SOL NATION + EXIT CROWD Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine. 8:30pm. $12.00. ST VINCENT Howler, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $55.00. STRAWBERRY FIST CAKE + K-MART WARRIORS + DIXON CIDER The Hi-Fi, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $14.40. THE CANING + COLD RED MUTE + TWO HEADED DOG Espy, St Kilda. 8:30pm. $10.00. THE COUNCIL + PLYMOUTH REVERENDS Tago Mago, Thornbury. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE DEATH RATTLES + DIRTY HEARTS + THE WILD COMFORTS + DJ DAD Public Bar, North Melbourne. 8:30pm. $10.00. THE HIDING (EP LAUNCH) + DANVERS + PRETTY CITY Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $9.00. THE HIRED GUNS + DJ CONVICT Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 8:30pm. $0.00. THE JACKS + THE BEGGAR’S WAY + ESCAPEGOATS Great Britain Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm. $0.00. THE SOULENIKOES + SHADOWS OF HYENAS + VITRUVIAN MAN + TWO QUIRKS 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $0.00. TURK TRESIZE + BILLY KAVANAGH Mr Boogie Man Bar, Abbotsford. 8:00pm. $0.00. VANCE JOY Forum Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $32.95. WIREHEADS + BRUFF SUPERIOR + PARADING + CHOOK RACE Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00.

JAZZ/SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/ WORLD MUSIC

CHRIS MCNULTY Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $20.00. PAUL VAN ROSS Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. $20.00. AN EXTREMELY WONDERFUL VOCALIST Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $28.00. BELMAR RECORDS (CD LAUNCH) - FEAT: ANDY SWANN + YVETTE JOHANSSON + THE PEARLY SHELLS + KERRI SIMP-

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SON + SIM MARTIN + THE ALLARDICIANS + KIMBA THE TWENTY 20S + JOHNNY PSUEDAFED + EMMA FRANZ BAND + ‘BROADWAY’ BOB VALENTINE + DANNI SMITH + BOOF AND THE BELMAR HUMMINGBIRDS Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. $18.00. FLAP! + MARTIN MARTINI Malvern Town Hall, Malvern. 8:00pm. $35.00. FRENTE Arts Centre, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $0.00. JULIE O’HARA & THE JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET Mt Erika Hotel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $60.00. KERBEROS + DIANA CLARK Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. $0.00. KONE EXPRESS Bella Union Bar, Carlton. 8:30pm. $18.00. PAPA G & THE STARCATS + THE FABRIC Bar Open, Fitzroy. 10:00pm. $0.00. PAUL GRABOWSKY & VIRNA SANZONE Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $30.00. RED FISH BLUE - FEAT: SAM KEEVERS + BRETT HIRST + SIMON BARKER + JAVIER FREDES Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 6:00pm. $30.00. SHITRIPPER + CAGED GRAVE + HAILGUN + DIPLOID + STUCK BELOW Wrangler Studios, Footscray. 7:00pm. $10.00.

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ANDY WHITE & SEBASTIKAT + PETER FARNAN Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $15.00. CAT & CLINT Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:30pm. $0.00. CON ARTISTS + GRANDSONS OF THE PIONEERS Pascoe Vale Rsl, Pascoe Vale. 8:00pm. $8.00. FLYING ENGINE STRINGBAND Railway Hotel, Fitzroy North. 9:30pm. $0.00. FULL UGLY + BITCH PREFECT + TOTALLY MILD + MOON DICE John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. $10.00. GARTH PLOOG The Hyde Hotel, Yarraville. 8:00pm. $0.00. GREEK BLUES BAND The Greek Deli, Malvern. 7:30pm. $10.00. GREEN’S DIARY ANGEL ENSEMBLE Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. $0.00. KIM CHURCHILL (ALBUM LAUNCH) Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 8:30pm. $15.00. MINIBIKES Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 9:30pm. $0.00. ROD PAINE & FULLTIME LOVERS Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm. $0.00. SHIVERING TIMBERS Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm. $0.00. SPENCER P JONES Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 5:30pm. $0.00. THE BLACK SORROWS Basement Discs, Melbourne Cbd. 12:45pm. $0.00. TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION - FEAT: DAN BOURKE Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6:00pm. $0.00.

SATURDAY MAY 24 INDIE/ROCK/POP/METAL/ PUNK/COVERS

SINGBITZ Musicland, Fawkner. 7:30pm. $10.00. 8 FOOT FELIX + THE BEAN PROJECT Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 8:00pm. $10.00. ANNIE & BERN + SUZIE DICKINSON Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. $10.00. ANTI EAST-WEST TUNNEL BENEFIT - FEAT: BASEBALL + THE INFANTS + WHITEWASH + CABIN INN + DJ MICHAEL JORDAN Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. BANG - FEAT: CARTEL + ARMS AFFLICTION + SCALAR FIELDS Royal Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $0.00. CINEMA 6 + DOOMS + THE GENERAL + LOW FLY INCLINE Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $0.00. CIVIL WAR + HURTXUNIT + RIGHT MIND + IMPACT ZONE + HIGHER POWER + HORNETZ NEST 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $0.00. COMFORT CREATURE + LUCY ROLEFF Longplay, Fitzroy North. 8:30pm. $0.00. DAN LUSCOMBE’S PIANO FOLLIES + CLIP CLOP CLUB + DJ ROBERTS Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 5:00pm. $0.00. DARREN MIDDLETON (THE ONE THING TOUR) + KELLY LANE Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. $22.00. DAVE O’CONNOR Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $5.00. DD & THE DAMAGED GOODS Public Bar, North Melbourne. 2:00am. $0.00. DECIMATUS + ORPHEUS OMEGA + HYBRID NIGHTMARES +


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For all the latest gigs check out beat.com.au CATACOMBS Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $12.00. DIALEKT (EAST COAST ASSAULT TOUR) + SAR LIKWISH Espy, St Kilda. 3:50pm. $0.00. FOX & FOWL + YOUNG MAVERICK + LOUIS SPOILS Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $8.00. FROWNING CLOUDS Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 4:00pm. $0.00. GOOD BEER WEEK - FEAT: AMARILLO Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. $0.00. HARMONY + SUMMER FLAKE + BRUFF SUPERIOR + MOON RITUALS Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. $15.30. ICE ON MERCURY Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood. 8:00pm. $0.00. JAMIE HAY & LIAM WHITE + JESS LOCKE Old Bar, Fitzroy. 3:00pm. $0.00. JVG GUITARS METHOD (CD LAUNCH) + JON VON GOES + MARK FERRY + ASH DAVIES + DALE LINDREA Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 5:30pm. $0.00. KINGSWOOD + THE BENNIES + THEM BRUINS The Hi-Fi, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $22.40. LAKES + DRIBBLE + LUCID CASTRATION + STATIONS Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. LIZARD PUNCH + SUMMER BLOOD + GUNSLINGERS + DJ KRIT Public Bar, North Melbourne. 8:30pm. $10.00. LOWLAKES + SUNBEAM SOUND MACHINE Workers Club, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $10.00. MELBOURNE CANS Victoria Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $0.00. MIDLAKE Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm. $54.00. ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN - FEAT: GARY MULLEN & THE WORKS Palais Theatre, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $79.00. PAPA CHANGO Union Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $0.00. SECOND HAND HEART (ALBUM LAUNCH) + BROTHER JAMES + ZACH BUCHANAN Shebeen, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $8.00. SEX ON TOAST + THE PUTBACKS + DJ BLAIR STAFFORD Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 9:00pm. $15.00. SHITRIPPER + PARTY VIBEZ + HAILGUN + REMOVALIST + ATOMMIC DEATH SQUAD Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $0.00. ST VINCENT + D.D DUMBO Howler, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $55.00. STRAYLOVE + SYNESTATIC The B.east, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $0.00. SUN GOD REPLICA + GRINDHOUSE Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine. 8:30pm. $10.00. TENDER BONES + THE ELECTRIC GUITARS + THE BROKEN NEEDLES + HOT PALMS + LEO MULLINS Yah Yahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. $0.00. THE BITS + HEATH & AL Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE DARLING DOWNS The B.east, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $0.00. THE FIRING LINE + RUMOUR CONTROL + THE DANDANS Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 8:00pm. $10.00. THE INCHES (10TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION) + STELLA ANGELICO + NICHOLAS ROY Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd.

8:00pm. $12.00. THE QUICKFIX + SYNERGY + TOM TUENA Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. $0.00. THE SOLICITORS + THE CHERRY DOLLS + THE BRAVES Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $13.00. THREEZZACROWD Lincolnshire Arms Hotel, Essendon. 8:00pm. $0.00. WAVEY BOARDERS - FEAT: MILDLIFE + PARKING LOT EXPERIMENTS + THE OCEAN PARTY + WHIPPED CREAM CHARGERS + THE PINK TILES + LALIC + LAZER TITS Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 6:00pm. $0.00. YANOMAMO + BLACK JESUS + CEMENT PIG Tago Mago, Thornbury. 8:00pm. $0.00.

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RAZZMATAZZ INDIE DISCOTHEQUE - FEAT: CAITY K + TED C Exford Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. $5.00. CASEY DONOVAN (YOU BELIEVED TOUR) Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $28.00. HEATHER STEWART â&#x20AC;?SINGS BILLIE HOLIDAYâ&#x20AC;? Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. $25.00. LAZERCATZ 2000 (ALBUM LAUNCH) Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $15.00. MONIQUE ZUCCO & THE DOUG DE VRIES QUARTET Dizzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. $0.00. PAUL WILLIAMSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAMMOND JAZZ PARTY + CHANTAL MITVALSKY Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $30.00. REFLEJOS Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm. $0.00. RIO KNIGHTS Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. $0.00. THE FUNKALLEROS Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm. $0.00. THE SYNCOPATORS Malvern Town Hall, Malvern. 8:00pm. $30.00.

LAURYN HILL â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doo wop, doo be doo wop, doo wop doo wahhhhhâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Steve Buscemi putting on lipstick after Adam Sandler calls him in Billy Madison. Doo Wop (That Thing) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Lauryn Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic track. Both songs changed the world. Powerful stuff. Lauryn Hill is beyond legendary. Her work with The Fugees alongside Wyclef Jean wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve established her amongst the greats of R&B music, and that was before the critically-adored 1998 record The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She plays the Palais Theatre tonight and Hamer Hall on Thursday May 22.

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For all the latest gigs check out beat.com.au $0.00. THE CATS MEOW + MZ RIZK + DJ WHO Penny Black, Brunswick. 7:00pm. $0.00. THE DUNHILL BLUES + PATRICK WILSON & THE BARE RIVER QUEENS + FAMOUS WILL Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. $0.00. THINGS OF STONE AND WOOD + GENTLE PERSUASION + CARUS THOMPSON Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 8:30pm. $33.00. TRACEY HOGUE Open Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm. $0.00. VIC OLD TIME JAM SESSION - FEAT: CRAIG WOODWARD + WARREN ROUGH Victoria Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. $0.00.

SUNDAY MAY 25 INDIE/ROCK/POP/METAL/ PUNK/COVERS

AMARILLO BAND Victoria Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. $0.00. BACKWOOD CREATURES Royal Oak Hotel, Fitzroy North. 4:00pm. $0.00. CHERRYROCK014 - FEAT: THE MEAT PUPPETS + DRUNK MUMS + THE HARLOTS + DON FERNANDO + BITTER SWEET KICKS + KING OF THE NORTH + CHILD + CHRIS RUSSELL’S CHICKEN WALK + BEASTWARS Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 12:00pm. $74.00. CLONE OF THE SEVEN UPS - FEAT: THE SEVEN UPS Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 4:30pm. $0.00. EASY NOW - FEAT: AGENT 86 + TOM SHOWTIME + DJ MAARS Penny Black, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $0.00. GARETH LIDDIARD + BJ MORRISZONKLE Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $20.00. GIG GOODBYE TO MS - FEAT: ECHO DRAMA + HALCYON DRIVE + LEEZ LIDO Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 5:00pm. $10.00. GOOD BEER WEEK - FEAT: ALEXANDRA PYE: EP LAUNCH Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 6:00pm. $0.00. JVG GUITARS METHOD (CD LAUNCH) + JON VON GOES + MARK FERRY + ASH DAVIES + DALE LINDREA Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 5:30pm. $0.00. MASTERS OF ROCK - FEAT: MADDER LAKE + JIM KEAYS + SPECTRUM + BLACKFEATHER + ROSS RYAN + PSEUDO ECHO + PAINTERS & DOCKERS TRIO + WENDY STAPLETON + PAUL NORTON + ASHLEY NAYLOR + DAVEY LANE The Palms, Southbank. 6:30pm. $0.00. MOTH BODY + WINTER SUN Mr Boogie Man Bar, Abbotsford. 5:30pm. $0.00. MOUNTAIN GOAT BEERSOAKED SUNDAYS - FEAT: RICHIE 1250 & THE BRIDES OF CHRIST + STEVE MILLER BAND + TIM DURKIN Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $8.00. SCRUB WRENS + RAH RAHS + PATCHES Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 6:00pm. $0.00. SUNDAY SCHOOL - FEAT: EXEK + BUM CREEK + ITALIANS

+ DJ CONRAD STANDISH Public Bar, North Melbourne. 4:00pm. $0.00. THE BURNING ROACHES + TOMB HANX + SECRETS OF THE VENUS HORSES + THE CREEPING BAM + CONGRATULATIONS EVERYBODY Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 6:00pm. $5.00. THE ELECTRIC I + PURPLE TUSKS + KARATE BOOGALOO Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $8.00. THE ESTEE BIG BAND Penny Black, Brunswick. 5:00pm. $0.00. THE KILLJOYS TRIO Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford. 4:00pm. $0.00. THE SUMMER OF ABC BURNS - FEAT: SINGLES + THE ROLLING PERPETUAL GROOVE SHOW + KEITH PARSONS Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $15.00. THE WILD COMFORTS + MISCHIEVOUS THOM + BURNT LETTERS Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $0.00. TOTAL GIOVANNI + BANOFFEE + MARTIN KING + SPEED PAINTERS + ANDRAS FOX (DJ SET) + TWO BRIGHT LAKES DJS Howler, Brunswick. 7:00pm. $20.00. TSUN (MAGICAL MOONSHINE TOUR) Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $0.00.

JAZZ/SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/ WORLD MUSIC

ALAN LEE QUARTET REUNION + GIANNI MARINUCCI-STEVE GRANT QUINTET Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 2:00pm. $30.00. ALL DAY FRITZ Open Studio, Northcote. 5:00pm. $0.00. ANTON DELECCA QUARTLET Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $18.00. BAT COUNTRY 303, Northcote. 7:30pm. $0.00. BRASS & KEYS Malvern Town Hall, Malvern. 4:00pm. $18.00. CASEY DONOVAN (YOU BELIEVED TOUR) Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $28.00. CHAMBER MASTERWORKS - FEAT: WILLIAM HENNESSY + MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 2:30pm. $59.00. FORMIDABLE VEGETABLE SOUND SYSTEM + MAL WEBB & KYLIE MORRIGAN 303, Northcote. 3:00pm. $0.00. KAIN BORLASE TRIO Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. $0.00. MAYFAIR KYTES + OWEN RABBIT + JAALA Bar Open, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $0.00. ROSE “OSANG” FOSTANES + LILLIAN DE LOS REYES + JERSON TRINIDAD Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury. 2:00pm. $35.00. THE JANET ARNDT QUARTET Duldig Studio, Malvern East. 5:00pm. $0.00. THE WIKIMEN Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $0.00.

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ACOUSTIC MATINEE - FEAT: MICHAEL WAUGH Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 3:00pm. $0.00. ADRIAN STOYLES Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. $0.00. ANDREW SWIFT & THE RATTLESNAKE CHOIR + DONNIE DUREAU + MARCUS BLACKE Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 3:30pm. $10.00. ANNE OF THE WOLVES - FEAT: THE NUDGELS + ANNE OF

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ACCESS ALL AGES Wednesday May 21 With Alex Black

With mid-year exams creeping up I bet I’m not the only one to procrastinate studying by downloading all the fresh new music that’s being released (then again, is that even procrastinating?). I’d also say I am not the only one snapping up tickets to recently announced tours to reward my academic successes either. No? Exactly what I thought, and with Neck Deep tickets being released last week, I’ve got even more gigs and upcoming artists for you to spend your money on and grow that mountain of excitement that’s inside of you, so much so you might burst with excitement. Are you in a band or solo act? Either way I bet you’d like the chance to rub shoulders with some of Australia’s biggest acts right now; if that’s a yes then I’ve got the best news for you! Moonee Valley FReeZA and The Avenue are currently looking for acts to play their upcoming FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands on Saturday August 30 at Ukraine Hall, Essendon. With their recently sold-out show featuring The Jungle Giants, Allday, and Lunatics on Pogosticks this is an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss, who knows who you’d get to play alongside? You better hurry as applications close Monday June 30! Email youth@mvcc.vic.gov.au for more info. So if you’re not a musician maybe you’re a filmmaker (or maybe you’re multitalented and are both!), Under the Radar is a new category in the internationally recognised St Kilda Film Festival which showcases the work of young filmmakers. Although entries are now closed, they’re holding their free film exhibition at the Astor Theatre and will be well worth a look! Full details can be found in the Gig Guide below. Ever wanted to create a digital galaxy of connected story worlds that spills over into real life? Signal are doing just that with their Galactic Worlds workshops, offering the chance to work alongside two professional writers and editors to write and digitally publish fictional narratives as well as create real life artefacts from your story that will be displayed in the Signal Gallery. If this sounds as good to you as it does to me then head over to melbourne.vic.gov.au/Signal for some more info. Okay, so maybe making music, creating films or writing stories isn’t your thing, but surely listening to music and discovering new local talent is? I knew you’d say yes to this, so I’ve put together a couple of up and coming artists you should keep your eyes peeled for. Melbourne’s own singer/songwriter Scott Boyd has recently returned from Tasmania where he supported Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton and captivated audiences with his catchy indie pop tunes. With nothing but compliments on his triple j Unearthed page it’s blatantly obvious that his music is set to soar and take him far. Let me warn you though, once you start streaming his songs you won’t stop! What’s that? You want another great artist to check out? Okay, so here’s the deal, if you love Bleeding Knees Club you’re going to fall in love with Sydney’s indie punk trio Lunatics on Pogosticks. One listen to these guys and you’ll be torn between which songs to listen to next! Triple j Unearthed has all their sick tunes.

ALL AGES TIMETABLE FRIDAY MAY 23 Quiksound Battle of the Bands 2014 w/ Witness To Treason, Tres Forte, Heap Racket, Insignia, Behind Closed Eyes, Des Chio, and Psyrenic, Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley, 6:15pm-10pm, $10, myfs.org.au, AA Big Nite Out w/ DJ Zane Zero, Boucher hall, Bairnsdale, 7:30pm11:00pm, $5, Contact Chris Taylor on 5150 4881, U18 Far West Battlefront w/ Athenas Wake, Outlander, Briarcliff, A Call To Anguish, and Above Suspicion, Community and Youth Complex, 210 Timor St, Warrnambool, 5pm, $10, contact Katie McKean on (03) 5559 4867, AA WEDNESDAY MAY 28 Under the Radar Film and Art Exhibition, Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda, 6pm – 7:30pm, Free, portphillip.vic.gov.au/underthe-radar, AA

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SURPRISES AT ONE NIGHT STAND Triple j’s One Night Stand concert in Mildura before 17,000 was full of surprises. Headliner Illy, who finished off his set with confetti cannons, earlier brought on Drapht to perform YoYo and Vance Joy to play Riptide. Dan Sultan used Kingswood on backing vocals and Seamus Davidson on banjo for a rousing The Same Man. Nicole Millar joined RÜFÜS on Unforgiven while Raul Sanchez from Magic Dirt filled in on guitar for Violent Soho.

AUSSIE MANAGEMENT TEAMS WITH EMINEM’S MANAGER Aussie management company Milton Archer – which handles The Aston Shuffle, Sneaky Sound System, Hook N Sling and 360’s co-producer and co-writer Styalz Fuego – has teamed with US management Deckstar. Set up in 2006 by Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenburg, Deckstar’s roster includes Blink-182, Nervo, Waka Flocka Flame, Rancid and Fischerspooner. Andrew Jackson, who set up Milton Archer in 2011, has moved to L.A.

BUDGET IMPLICATIONS Community radio managed to retain its $17.7 million funding in last week’s Commonwealth Government Budget. But arts funding had a hit by $87.1 million over four years, with the Australia Council hit the hardest. This is of particular concern to the contemporary music industry, as the Council’s initiatives to support indie labels, overseas tours and recordings have been paying off. The ABC and SBS also took hits. Film productions through Screen Australia and a grant to help video games developers were affected. Interestingly, some things never change. The ABC broadcast of the Budget drew 967,000 viewers, while The Voice got 1.722 million viewers.

• An online museum of Bruce Springsteen memorabilia will launch to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Born in the USA. BlindedByTheLight. com will feature over 300 objects ranging from concert posters to handwritten lyrics. • Perth-born Melbourne based Hailmary kicked off a Pozible campaign (pozible.com/project/180235) to offset the $20,000 they invested in making their new Navigate the Sunrise EP and a massive national tour during which time Mick Quee from Dead City Ruins will step in on bass. • Film Victoria’s new Animation – Proof of Concept program is funded by the state government to provide development funding of up to $40,000 for animators to create a narrative animated series, to pitch to a broadcaster or online content provider.

MILWAUKEE MUSIC LAUNCHES Recording and artist development label Milwaukee Music officially launched at the Toff In Town with an exciting night with over 100 guests. It showcased its business model and performers Stax Osset, Damen Samuel and Farren Jones from its vinyl sampler Made In Milwaukee (and a set by guests Dark Fair) with a helicopter ride as a raffle prize. The sampler will be shopped to the industry to help the acts progress their careers. Mandy Kane told us that Milwaukee Music is set up to provide a development platform for indie artists with the benefits of a fully functional label. “We have partnered with the most respected music businesses and service providers across the country to offer a suite of packages which caters to the most common requirements of independent artists,” he said. “These include various combinations of recording, promotion and release.”

THINGS WE HEAR • Melbourne chart makers: Vance Joy’s Riptide is Top 10 in a couple of European territories. Illy lands his highest charting single with Tightrope (#33) which pushed his album Cinematic up 13 places to #52. Closure In Moscow make their first appearance on the ARIA album chart with second album Pink Lemonade entering at #58. • US singer Janelle Monáe cancelled her Forum Theatre show minutes before she was due on stage. • Radio 3GG in Gippsland has been sold by Resonate Broadcasting to Dan Bradley Watermark Media, which is eyeing more acquisitions. BEAT MAGAZINE PAGE 54

As reported here previously, 25-piece Geelong soul act Sweethearts launched a Pozible campaign for $25,000 to get them to the US in their 25th year. The 12-day visit will see them play Memphis, Nashville, Chicago and possibly Detroit. It will be filmed for the second series of the doco series Heart and Soul to be aired on ABC3 in 2015. So far they’ve collected $10,000, with the campaign closing on Friday June 6, see pozible. com/project/181029.

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• Hamish and Andy have applied to lease Iron Island, near the coast of Mackay in Queensland, for a year.

Rudely Interrupted’s dates through Italy culminated with a set at the Internazionale Delle Abilita Festival with the 80-piece Alberto Pio Orchestra. They were impressed at playing at the Teatro Storchi: “If its good enough for Pavarotti, it’s good enough for Rudely Interrupted,” they said gleefully.

• The Kickstarter campaign to buy lost Aphex Twin album raises £40,000.

$1 MILLION FOR HANGING ROCK SITE

• Cat Power revealed to The Guardian that she nearly died in 2012, following the release of her Sun album. She was hospitalised with a stress-induced and potentially fatal swelling in the body, and was told by doctors they were going to put her in a coma to save her lungs. “My friend came to visit and told me I’d made the Billboard Top 10 and all I could think was, ‘I don’t want to die.’”

The state government is providing $1 million needed for maintenance of Hanging Rock. In return, the Macedon Ranges Shire Council will abandon plans to commercialise the 5.8-hectare east paddock with a hotel, convention centre and day spa. The site is used for horse racing and concerts.

SUZY DINGLE DEPARTS VILLAGE MELBOURNE Suzy Dingle has left Village Melbourne (Village Brasserie, Ormond Hall) to travel around the world. Her replacement is Cassie Withers who is contacted at cassie@villagemelbourne.com.au.

NEW PROJECT TO DEVELOP ABORIGINAL MUSIC CAREERS

FUNDING BOOST FOR MUSIC VICTORIA A funding boost of $150,000 to Music Victoria will allow the peak music association to continue its 20 professional development workshops, awards ceremonies and projects. Aside from its $100,000 from Arts Victoria, the additional funding came from different departments as Music Victoria’s work includes venues and intends to help the Victorian music industry with its 19 recommendations with collaborations with Employment and Trade, Higher Education and Skills, Innovation, Services and Small Business, Regional and Rural Development, Tourism and Major Events. Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Edward O’Donohue, announced the funding boost, saying, “Music Victoria is a valuable partner and we look forward to a long relationship working side by side to secure the future of Victoria’s live music scene. The Coalition Government is committed to supporting Victoria’s live music industry, so that we can continue to build on our enviable reputation as a terrific place for both musicians and music lovers alike.”

MELBOURNE ACTS ABROAD #3: SWEETHEARTS

APRA AMCOS will launch a new program to nurture Aboriginal musicians across NSW. Its $65,000 funding comes from the NSW Government as part of its Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy. APRA AMCOS’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Music Office will manage the program, which will tap musicians from four regional towns and one urban area to develop their skills, promote their work and access mainstream music markets. Lil B The BasedGod

WHICH HIP HOPPERS REFERENCE DRUGS THE MOST? A study of hip hop lyrics in database RapGenius by US drugs information and education group Project Know claims Eminem, Lil B and Three 6 Mafia make the most drug references. Em mentioned prescription drugs the most. Lil B topped cocaine mentions, followed by Death Grips and Ice-T. Three 6 Mafia were more marijuana fixated than Afroman and The Roots. Lil Wayne and Lupe Fiasco were, ahem, high on the MDMA chart also topped by Lil B.

WANNA WORK AT UNIFIED? Unified seeks a National Promotions and Publicity Manager based in Melbourne and with at least two years of publicity and/or promotions experience. Its management, label, publishing and merchandise services looks after acts as Vance Joy, The Amity Affliction, In Hearts Wake, Allday, Illy, Northlane and Violent Soho. More details at surveymonkey. com/s/6W89KSW.

MELBOURNE ACTS ABROAD #1: ARCANE SAINTS After securing a US management deal last year with Nashville based Major Label Management, Arcane Saints will embark on a 20-date US tour with multiplatinum selling Trapt (of ‘Headstrong’) in July. They’ll also perform at Gig It Festival in Tennessee, headlined by Sevendust. Their debut album Turning the Tide was produced by Grammy-winning Toby Wright.

MELBOURNE ACTS ABROAD #2: ABBEY STONE Singer/songwriter Abbey Stone and manager Alan Evers-Buckland return to the US for a few months to write and record. They’re hitting New York, Nashville and L.A. after she shoots the video for her new single Braveheart. Stone has attracted some international fans. Nashville-based producer Mark Moffatt is working on sessions. Grammy winning Charlie Musselwhite will play mouth harp on her fourth single Million Minutes from later this year.

REDLINE MUSIC CLOSES Sydney promoter Redline Music was reportedly closing on the weekend after three years due to alleged financial issues. The Corrosion of Conformity tour for July has been cancelled for the time being as a result.

THE VANNS SIGN WITH BIG TREE NSW’s The Vanns signed a booking deal with Big Tree Artists just as they release new single Guilty Love. However, the band is about to undergo a change in direction, so a recently announced tour has been axed. The hard-touring band, which formed in 2012, plays a one-off in Wollongong on Friday June 6.

THE EDGE SEEKING A PRESENTER The Australian Radio Network’s urban station The Edge 96.ONE is seeking an on-air presenter through a competition until Friday May 30. See 961.com.au for all details. Based in Sydney, The Edge broadcasts nationally.

LIFELINES Born: son Sonny for Hamish Blake and his wife Zoe Foster, their first. Dating (reportedly): recently “consciously uncoupled” Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and TV host Alexa Chung were spotted together in New York. Dating: Sunshine Coast-born international DJ Tydi and singer Brianna Cuoco, sister of Big Bang Theory’s Kaley. Marrying: Brit singer/actress Natalia Kills and NZ musician Willy Moon. Injured: Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson ended with an eye patch after an accident during a video shoot. In Court: both Jay-Z and the Los Angeles Police Department dropped an investigation into an alleged extortion plot by a producer regarding previously Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records lost master recordings. The LAPD has closed its investigations but will keep the recordings until ownership is established. Jailed: As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis for six years for trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. Accused: a fifth person claimed to be sexually abused by Michael Jackson. James Safechuck, who as a ten-year old featured in Jackson’s 1987 Pepsi commercial, initially denied he was molested but said he changed his mind after he had children of his own. Died: Swiss futuristic surrealist artist HR Giger, 74, after a fall. Best known for work on the Alien, Prometheus and Batman Forever movies, he was in demand by musicians for cover art and stage design. Blondie’s Chris Stein used his designs on his “Gigerstein” guitar, while Korn singer Jonathan Davis got him to create a “biomechanical, erotic and moveable” mic stand. Died: original Foreigner bassist Ed Gagliardi, 62, after battling cancer for eight years. He was with the band from 1976 to 1979. Died: mysterious Canadian experimental musician Nash The Slash, 66. He wrapped his face in gauze and appeared onstage in a tuxedo. Real name Jeff Plewman his 1977 album Black Noise went platinum. Died: British artist Patrick Woodroffe, 74. His fantasy-themed work in paintings, etchings and sculpture, also created covers for Pallas’ The Sentinel, The Strawbs’ Burning For You and Stratovarius’ Fright Night. Died: Swedish film director, Malik Bendjelloul, behind the Oscar-winning music documentary Searching For Sugar Man took his life at 36. Died: US film & TV composer William Olvis, 56 of throat cancer. His themes included Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Gabriel’s Fire and Life Goes On. Died: original Judas Priest singer Al Atkins, 62.

TAKE THAT FACE HUGE TAX BILL Take That may have to pay £20 million in tax after a UK tribunal ruled they and others took part in a huge tax avoidance scheme. A judge ruled that Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and manager Jonathan Wilde put £66 million into a music industry investment program called Icebreaker which turned out to be an illegal tax shelter. It claims they avoided paying tax on £63 million from tours and CD sales. An MP demanded Barlow return his OBE medal but PM David Cameron dismissed it. A thousand investors put £480 million in the scheme. Take That’s lawyers say the band put money into what they thought was a legitimate scheme and that they pay considerable tax.

THE CREASES JOIN MUSHROOM GROUP Brisbane’s offbeat The Creases have joined the Mushroom Group, signing globally to Liberation Music and Mushroom Music Publishing. They just released a new single Static Lines with a east coast tour next month. This year The Creases toured the UK and US, and are currently playing English dates.

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LINDY MORRISON TO BE HONOURED Lindy Morrison, drummer with bands as The GoBetweens and Cleopatra Wong and these days heading Support Act Ltd, is to be given the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. It will be presented to her as part of the APRA Music Awards on Monday June 23 in Brisbane.

NOVA TV LAUNCHING Radio broadcaster Nova Entertainment is launching Nova TV. It is described as “a service that will allow listeners to play on-demand music videos using Nova’s playlist as well as allowing users to watch on air personalities in a seamless experience”. Its partner Vadio specialises in using broadcast audio playlist data and converting it to mobile and social content. This includes turning data from live radio to demand music video content.



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