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ISSUE #14 • APRIL 2013

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SOMETHING FOR KATE :: KINGSTON HARVEST FESTIVAL PRIZOERSE

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ADAM BRAND :: THE MCCLYMONTS :: AKMAL :: RHYS ROGERS MORNINGTON WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL :: SKEET DERHAM :: DANIEL KIRK ART RED HILL :: HEIDI LUCKHURST :: YOUTH WEEK :: BREWFEST

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May and June will see Something For Kate hit Australian stages in what will be the much loved band’s first extensive national tour in over six years. The Star Crossed Cities Tour will take the trio to not only the major venues in each capital city, but also to range of regional towns and areas, including Pier Live in Frankston. In Something for Kate’s 14-year career, vocalist Paul Dempsey, bass player Stephanie Ashworth and drummer Clint Hyndman have collected five platinum and gold albums under their belt, sold over half a million records, and received 13 ARIA nominations. Their sixth and latest album, Leave Your Soul To Science was released in October 2012 to a glowing reception from fans and critics alike, entering the ARIA Album Chart at number 5. Chatting to Dempsey, it seems apparent that although Something For Kate have managed to deliver one solid album after another, the band has still after all this time remained untainted by the pressures of the music industry, instead delivering the classic elements unique to their brand while constantly expanding and trying new things. “I’m just always just thinking about whatever we’re working on. I don’t really think too much about what anyone else is going to think of it or what kind of reaction it’s going to get, that’s not really the reason I’m into it. I’m just doing what I’m excited about; I just hope for the best and hope other people will be excited about it too. I think this attitude has served me okay so far.” Indeed tickets sold out within minutes of release for the brief tour of Australia’s capital cities immediately following the latest album launch, forcing the addition of extra shows. Returning to the Australian touring circuit once more, Dempsey expresses the band’s excitement at the prospect of playing both in and out of the nation’s major city venues. “We always intended that down the track we’d do a longer tour and get to some more regional areas. I can’t recall the last time we played on the Peninsula, it must have been six or seven years ago…in the past we’ve played at the Peninsula Lounge but we’ve never actually played IN Frankston.” Shockingly, although Dempsey and Hyndman are both from the Peninsula originally, Dempsey admits that he has never set foot in

the Pier Live venue, which attracts most big name musicians touring the regional circuit. This fact brings a little more excitement to band’s second performance of the tour, in which Dempsey expects to see a few familiar faces amongst the crowd. “I think in city areas I think people are pretty spoilt for choice, so sometimes your regional crowd tends to be a lot more excitable and a lot more enthusiastic. Frankston might not necessarily be regional but I think people do appreciate it when we come to their neck of the woods.” Those planning on checking out Something For Kate at Pier Live can expect to hear the latest album showcased alongside a number of tracks from the bands catalogue, which consists of over 150 songs. The new album was heavily informed by time living abroad in New York and recording in Dallas. “I lived in New York for nearly two years and a lot of the album was written over there… Just living in a different city - and not just any different city - a really amazing, bustling city like New York where there’s always something going on around you. Walking down the street, it’s like street theatre…it’s a really inspiring place.” On recording in Dallas, Dempsey reveals that whilst the band chose to record in the location due to convenience, their chosen producer John Congleton’s studio Elmwood Recording being based in Texas, the process of recording abroad was truly beneficial to the album. “You can’t really get in the right headspace if you’re working in your own hometown and you’re going home to your own house every night. You sort of get distracted and don’t focus very well, so it works well for us to be in a different city and the whole entire reason for being there is to be working on the record.” Indeed, the benefits of Something For Kate’s departure from Australia are evident throughout Leave Your Soul To Science. Check out for yourself when they make their belated and anticipated debut to the Frankston music scene on Saturday May 11 at Pier Live. For all ticketing details head to www.somethingforkate.com MATILDA HEGGIE

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A word from the editor... April comes around quick in this game! In the last 3 months we’ve seen a tonne of local events, tours, community initiatives and it’s a break-neck pace that doesn’t seem to be relenting.

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This month we hear about some great events and venues further north, in the Bayside area, with the Kingston Harvest Festival, to feature country star Adam Brand, as well as nightspots like The Corner Store in Mentone and the Mordy Supper Club in Mordialloc. Matilda chats to Paul Dempsey from Something For Kate about coming to Pier Live and their latest record, Jess

Taylor speaks with punk rockers Alkaline Trio who have a new album, Penny tells us about the new teen TV drama Clique, which has been filming in Mt Eliza, as well she speaks to Melina from My Kitchen Rules about cooking and her favourite Peninsula foodspots. Also on the Festival line, Jess Mills chats with Skunhour, who have reformed recently and will headline the Apollo Bay Music Festival, and Andrea steps to one side of the Arts field, speaking with comedian Akmal Saleh (aka. Akmal) about life, comedy and coming down this way. The country tinge continues with another Hip To Be Country column, as well as an interview with The McClymonts in the lead up to their Hallam Hotel show. In the Arts, Andrea previews Art Red Hill, looks at the new exhibition at McClelland Gallery, tells us all about the Peninsula Studio Trail, and wraps up the recent Unlock The Arts Community forum in Frankston. In performing arts, we have the latest from

April 2013 Frankston Theatre Group, Mordialloc Theatre Company and the Studio Sorrento Players, also introducing a Hot Topic to the section, alongside our Art By Postcode piece. Definite conversation starters... Plenty also happening in Adrenalin this month, with Eddie chatting to Daniel Kirk from the Bowl Riders and surfer Skeet Derham, and Dan catching up with young scooter/bike sensation Rhys Rogers. We also wrap-up the recent Kill The Matador event at Snakehole Gallery in Mornington. Added to that, all the Festival news, our increasingly popular Eat It section, some new quirky stuff on the Extra Extra page and return to previewing all things Youth, with our journo in the know, Aliyah! Reviews, Industry News, a look at what’s happening Uptown, as well as our Gig Guide & Arts Listings for the month of April. See you out and about this month! SIMON IMREI (Editor, PEARL Magazine)

CLIQUE COMING

Melbourne writer and producer Amanda Duckworth has recently turned the feature film she wrote as a 16 year old into a TV series reality. She is now 20 and interested in seeing how the characters change and grow as a result of things that happen in their lives. A self-confessed TV addict, Duckworth believes there is a gap between the issues usually covered in TV drama and real life, with friendships being an area she thinks is under explored. Clique aims to be different, with a focus on the reality and importance of friendships in the lives of young people. With interest from five commercial networks already, the team at Worthwhile Productions is busy putting together a preview of the first series, filming as recently as in late March at a house in Mt Eliza. Lead actor Stephany Avila, a local resident and also a part of Worthwhile Productions, is really excited about the potential of the show, along with many members of their young crew. There is a real trend at the moment for TV written/ produced/directed by someone who also fits the show’s demographic; HBO’s Girls being an obvious example. Clique could be the next big thing. PEARL Magazine got these exclusive pics from their Mt Eliza shoot to give you a sneak peek. For more information, watch this space… PENNY IVISON

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THERE’S ANOTHER ‘LUCKY’ ... ALL ABOUT HEIDI LUCKHURST

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Those around the Peninsula may well know the name ‘Lucky’ as describing the talented and renowned performer Ryan Luckhurst, but little do many know that Ryan’s sister, Heidi, is also making a name for herself around the local scene, gracing stages of the Southern Peninsula and Bayside. Born on the Peninsula, the 27yr old is a true local, juggling music with her work in Children’s Services and the full time job of being a mum. Having performed since the age of 16, her father has worked as a recording engineer and bass player around the area from the early 80s, with her uncle, Kelvin Blogg, also a musician and currently Luckhurst’s accompanying guitarist. She is influenced by artists such as Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Eva Cassidy and John Lennon, regularly pairing her original tunes with covers from as diverse a range of artists as Pink, Maroon 5, Kings of Leon, Creedance, Michael Jackson, Sia and Cindy Lauper. Catch Heidi Luckhurst performing live at Rosebud Hotel’s Live Music Fridays on April 19 and 26, as well as at Captain Pickniks on April 28. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/heidilouisemusic

SKUNKHOUR REUNITE FOR APOLLO BAY Legendary alt-funk masters Skunkhour had many hits in the 1990’s before disbanding in 2001. Known for their energetic performances, thumping rhythms, undeniable musicality, and exceptional vocal talents the band is re-uniting to play at Apollo Bay Music Festival, April 26-28. The lineup will feature original members Aya Larkin (vocals) and Del Larkin (rap vocals), and be the headline act on a sensational line-up also to include Jordie Lane, OKA, Ryan Coffee, Sandi Thom and many more. Aya Larkin spoke with PEARL’s Jessica Mills in the lead up to the festival. PEARL: What can fans expect from the performance you have planned for Apollo Bay Music Festival? LARKIN: Rest assured, we’re going to bring it. Whenever we get to play our music together it’s special for us, and we mean to let that to come through to all the attendees of Apollo Bay Music Festival. PEARL: What plans do Skunkhour have for the future? Will you be recording any new music together? LARKIN: Since we disbanded back in 2001 we’ve spread to all corners of the country and across the globe. This makes it challenging to coordinate new recordings, but the will is growing. It’s an achievable and desirable aim for us to write and record together again, though hard to pinpoint a schedule. We’re looking for more of the right opportunities to play live, and from them other outcomes will likely follow. PEARL: Skunkhour’s sound is described as combining elements of funk, rock, hip hop, and dub. What were the main musical influences on the band to create this sound? LARKIN: We all have our own wide ranging tastes. A mutual love of the essence of funk and early hip-hop was our initial bond, we have some deep interests in those strands. The other elements just bled through as we wanted to make music that was honest and original, rather than playing a fashion or being sarcastic. PEARL: Your brother Del is also a member of Skunkhour. Growing up did you ever play music together?

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LARKIN: Del and I didn’t play music together growing up, as he is my little brother (there’s 6 years difference between us) and he was living with mum while I lived with dad. Del can’t play an instrument to save himself, so he had to become such a killer lyrical MC to cover this deficiency (laughs). PEARL: There’s also another set of brothers in the band… LARKIN: Yes there are also the Sutherland brothers, Dean and Mike who founded the band along with Warwick Scott. They are the less handsome, weirder set of brothers (laughs). PEARL: Where did the name ‘Skunkhour’ come from? LARKIN: We were originally called Skunk before some other band sent us a letter through a lawyer saying that they already had the name trademarked. So we altered it to Skunkhour. It was the title of a poem that Mike had recently studied during Uni. PEARL: Skunkhour had some amazing success during the 90’s. What were the highlights? LARKIN: We played so many great gigs. We played at Byron Music Festival in 1994, which was the forerunner of Splendour in the Grass. It was incredible, playing to a huge crowd when our sound was just coalescing. We had other gigs playing to 150 people when everything just clicked and that was transcendent for us. Then we had the farewell run at Balmain Leagues, Homebake… we were so fortunate. PEARL: You must be looking forward to heading to Apollo Bay. Have you ever been there before and will you be sticking around to watch any of the other acts? LARKIN: I’ve never been down the Great Ocean Road before, so I’m excited to get to such a beautiful part of the world. I’m also very keen to check out bands that we haven’t caught before; I like that aspect of playing a festival. For tickets and more information about the festival, head to www.apollobaymusicfestival. com JESSICA MILLS

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PEARL: Thanks for chatting to us, Adam. Interested to know, given your father was a musicians and you’ve come from a musical family, what first drew you to performing yourself? BRAND: Watching my Dad and my uncles in their band was one of my first memories. I’d stand up when I was 4yrs old and sing ‘How Much Is That Doggy In The Window’ and I think when you see your Dad do something, as a young boy, you want to do the same thing. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens that I was doing an apprenticeship as a dental technician. I had done laboring and heaps of things, but the draw and demand of music grew to the point where I had to give up everything else.

A UNIQUE BRAND OF COUNTRY SINGER Over the course of the last 15-16yrs, Perth born Adam Brand has established himself as a powerhouse in the Australian country music scene, with countless awards, platinum and gold records and praise heaped from all corners of the country. Now, as he breaks further into the overseas market, Brand will come down our way to Carrum to perform at the forthcoming Kingston Harvest Festival in early May. He took time out from a few house renovations to chat to Simon Imrei.

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‘VIP MEET, GREET & EAT’ COMP! PEARL Magazine & the Kingston Harvest Festival are giving readers the chance to win an awesome VIP prize pack and be the envy of all the other festivalgoers on the day! The prize will include a double pass to the exclusive VIP area, front of stage on the day, a drink card for during the show to be redeemed at The Harvest Bar, complimentary camping chairs and your very own take-home festival esky for all your cool bevvies, dinner from one of the dozen festival vendors around the grounds, an exclusive meet & greet with headliner Adam Brand before the show and a prize pack of Adam Brand merch to take away as a memento. To be in the draw, email competitions@pearlmag.com.au and tell us which reality TV show Adam Brand appeared on and went on to win, in 2009. The Kingston Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday May 11 from 11am-11pm. Email your entries in now to be in the draw, and keep checking the PEARL Facebook for the announcement of the winner in late April!

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people walk in to when they walk out, it’s the show. Some people think the support acts are like entrees or less important, but the elements of the show are a huge part for me. Absolutely. PEARL: We’ll be seeing you in early May, playing alongside acts like Sal Kimber, Nigel Wearne, Tracey McNeil, Lloyd Spiegel and more in an exciting but community driven, family friendly festival. Do you play many community festivals these days? BRAND: I’ve done a few in the past, but it’s something I’d definitely like to do more of. That’s why I jumped at the chance to play Kingston Harvest. Sometimes you get lost in all the big industry shows, but these days are where it all starts. It’s a great launching pad and I’m looking forward to seeing some of those acts. There are a few I don’t know at all which is exciting. With this one being around food as well, I’m doubly excited cause I’m a frustrated chef! Matty (my bass player) and I aren’t very rock ‘n roll on tour (laughs). We sit around and talk about dishes we’re cooking or things we’re marinating. I reckon we’ll be there earlier and all over the cooking demos.

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PEARL: Your debut self-titled album reached No.44 on the ARIA charts, gaining an ARIA nomination, a few Country Music Association awards and widespread acclaim. Since then, each step and each record has enjoyed success and accolades. What do you think it is about Adam Brand that resonates with people and that made such an impact even from the first record? BRAND: What I’ve always tried to do with my music is to make sure that it resonates, when I write. I don’t write all my stuff, so even when I’m looking for songs I need to have that emotional content that I feel connected to. I have to have the hair on the back of my neck on end or it’s gotta make me smile or anything. When I’m on stage, with those songs, I don’t feel that I’m that different to when I’m offstage. What you see is what you get, and I love communicating with people. Sometimes I feel like that’s what I am foremost; a storyteller. I think people gravitate to that honesty. PEARL: You’ve recently finished a small round of dates, performing around regional Australian centers with Beccy Cole. Tell us about performing on bills alongside Beccy and how much your touring partners and the band can add to the shows? BRAND: Back when I started, Bec and I toured in a show called ‘The Young Stars of Country’. It was back when she had her little boy, and I’d be back stage holding young Ricky, changing nappies, whatever (laughs). She’d come offstage, I’d hand her the baby and go play so we’ve got a long history together and this tour just gone was very special as it always is. For me, with bills and lineups, from the very first second

PEARL: You’re a pretty down to earth, community minded and personable individual yourself, with your Facebook page featuring ‘selfies’ at shopping centres, pics of you at the recent Bruce Springsteen concert and shots of your house renovations. All this shows an artist not afraid to be approachable and share life experiences, as well as music, with his fans? BRAND: Absolutely, and I think that’s part of the whole country music genre as well. It’s life. You’ve gotta actually be a real person and go through life before you get onstage and sing about it and I like being that kind of performer that shares with the audience. My 13yr old niece teases me know about selfies on Facebook (laughs). It’s just life and we’re all in it together, doing the best we can. The Kingston Harvest Festival comes to the Roy Dore Reserve in Carrum on Saturday May 11, with the event running from 11am until 11pm. The day’s entertainment will be in the main circus marquee, with entry by gold coin donation. There will also be a huge array of market stalls, free kids activities, rides and cooking demonstrations in the ‘Harvest Kitchen’, ahead of the fireworks show at 10pm. For more information, visit the Kingston City Council website at www.kingston.vic.gov.au SIMON IMREI

GREEN HUB PROJECT

During the forthcoming Kingston Harvest Festival, the ‘Green Hub’ will be the place to be if you’d like to find how you could live more sustainably. There will be a range of half hour workshops on gardening and energy efficiency as well as displays from local schools showcasing their environmental initiatives. In addition, there will be short films, shown throughout the day, with the top 10 entries from the Big Green Schools Conference (happening the day before) being featured. These will be paired with a range of 20-30min documentaries from the E2 series in the US, touching on urban design and sustainability practices. Aside from workshops and the short film component, companies and organisations that sell products to help you green up your life will have stalls set up and the Kingston City Council will also be launching their Sustainability Stories program, which will showcase what local community members are doing to live more sustainably. The Kingston Harvest Festival will be a family friendly, fun day of live music and activities, with the Green Hub bringing an important message to all festivalgoers. For more information, visit the Kingston City Counil website at www.kingston.vic.gov.au

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I went to Lucky 13 Garage Café Bar a couple of weeks ago to see a rockabilly band called Firebird. After manoeuvring past all the glossy Chevys and Buicks parked out front, the inside reminded me of an adult version of the Happy Days juke joint that Rickie Cunningham and his mates hung out in. Relaxing into this fascinating time warp I watched guys with slick back hair and dolled up girls jive dancing and rock and rolling all over the place. Firebird trio consists of Portuguese born Pete Belair on guitar/vocals and his brother Chris D’Rozario on double bass/ vocals and Damian Singh drums. Singh, a passionate drummer, grew up on a diet of Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, all from his mother’s radio. “I go to great lengths to play the style in the tradition of the original players,” says Singh, as we chatted outside the venue. “Playing music for me is one of those sacred things; a time when you can connect to the creator and to yourself.” His clean cut bearing enhances his good looks and beautiful smile.

UP CLOSE UNPLUGGED Us Mornington Peninsula folks don’t like to stray too far from the beach, even if we are disciples of a musical form that seems more at home high in the mountains or way out in the desert. Luckily, the bookers down at the Apollo Bay Music Festival have kept us alternative country folk in mind with their 2013 line-up. If you haven’t been before, Apollo Bay comes highly (and personally) recommended. I played the festival for the first time two years ago and was impressed with the venues and production, not to mention the great variety of acts on offer. This year some of my personal favourites will be there, including Jordie Lane, Mustered Courage, Abbie Cardwell and The Yearlings – not to mention Van Walker and Liz Stringer’s virtual supergroup The Livingston Daisies. At the time of writing, there are still more acts to be announced, and I have it on good authority that “our kind of music” will be well represented. For those not inclined to make the ferry ride over to the other side of the bay, there are still a few potentially heart-warming musical treats within reach over the next month or so. vIf rockabilly is your thing, Moorabbin’s Lucky 13 Garage is emerging as the best options in Melbourne. There isn’t always music at the venue, and even when there is a gig-guide can be hard to track down (unless you have a PEARL Magazine of course), but I can tell you that guitar protégé JohnLuke Shelley and his band High Speed Steel will be there on April 19, powering their way through their own bland of blues-driven rockabilly goodness. John-Luke has three independently released CDs

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Singh joined Firebird six months ago and came highly recommended after playing two years in a row with rockabilly icon Wanda Jackson. Brothers, Belair and D’Rozario, live the rockabilly lifestyle as both have old houses set in 50s style along with the necessary memorabilia that goes with it. From age 14, the brothers were performing in their father’s Honky Tonk band called Mustang and grew up

listening to the likes of Screaming J Hawkins, Stevie Ray Bourne and Eddie Cochrane. The brothers are true showmen. Belair lunges and gyrates provocatively while playing fast guitar riffs on his Gretsch and D’Rozario sits on his double bass beating wildly, finishing by swinging his bass high in the air. Looking the part with slicked back hair, tight pants, pointed shoes and cool sexy demeanours, the guys encapsulate the essence of the rockabilly genre beautifully, combining elements of old school rock/country and early blues infused rock. Their fiery stage energy is mesmerizing. Firebird writes original material and it was while Belair toured the States with Nekromantix and his brother played with Brian Setzar - of the Stray Cats - that Belair commenced writing some of the songs from their new album, Gasalene. Lawdy lawdy, Big old train and Skippin Girl, captures the guts of rock ‘n roll and, tempered with their generational pull on rockabilly gives the record diversity, ranging from honky tonk tunes to bluesy edgy rockabilly that harks back to the 40/50s, but with a dark edge to it. Firebird is a must see experience. Lucky 13 Garage and Café Bar is located at 8 Cochrane’s Rd Moorabbin and feature bands Friday and Saturday, and Wednesday night pub rock dance classes from 7:30pm. Phone 9553 0011 or visit www.facebook.com/ lucky13garage for more info. TERRI LEE FATOURAS

to their name, and whilst he’s mostly flown under the radar so far, he’s starting to pick up festival bookings and could well be one to watch. If you’re up for a slightly longer drive, but still want to stay this side of the city, Elsternwick’s Flying Saucer Club is another new venue promoting good tunes with a country bent. Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything) will be there with his new(ish) band The Roving Commission on April 25. Entry is free, but the band and the venue are encouraging donations to go to the Caulfield RSL to mark Anzac Day. For those that don’t mind a little mainstream action, country sister-act The McClymonts will be at The Hallam Hotel on the April 18 as part of their Acoustic Harmony Tour. You won’t find me at that show, but I’ll be there to play around a month later on May 23, with co-headliners Luke O’Shea and Aleyce Simmonds as part of Luke’s Songwriters In The Round series. We should be in good form by then, with a string of NSW dates behind us. That’s it for a gig-heavy edition of hip to be country. Stay tuned for some very local country news next month. Lachlan Bryan is primarily a singer/songwriter, with his debut album Shadow Of The Gun out now through Core/Sony. He also moonlights as a gifted observer and music journalist, writing monthly for PEARL Magazine on all things folk/country/ bluegrass. If you’ve got a new release, upcoming show or you’d like to get in touch with Lachlan, drop him a line at countryfolk@pearlmag.com.au LACHLAN BRYAN

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MCCLYMONT CHANGE BRINGS

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Country starlets Brooke, Samantha and Mollie (aka. The McClymonts) are returning to Australian stages for the 2013 Acoustic Harmony Tour, playing stripped back acoustic versions of songs from all three albums, including the hugely successful 2012 album Two World Collide. Brooke McClymont chatted with PEARL while on an Easter break with the family. PEARL: At the time of this interview, your current Facebook status talks of your “A whirlwind 10 day trip to Nashville, a performance at the Grand Ole Opry and to top it off the Country Music Channel Oz Artist Of The Year!” Days after this status, you performed at the Bankstown Sports Club. Was the show as stark a contrast as it sounds? MCCLYMONT: You know what, it was excellent! It’s weird though, we don’t look at things and say, ‘we’re doing this, then gotta go back to that, then this,’ we just think as long as people are rocking up and dig the music, we’re so grateful. When you look at it like that, though, we have done some amazing stuff in the last few months. It’s quite surreal. PEARL: The band won your 2nd ARIA award for Country Album of the Year last November for Two Worlds Collide, and picked up a couple of Golden Guitars at Tamworth earlier this year. Now you’ve

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recently won CMC Artist of the year… Do you feel like you’ve “made it” now in Australian country music? MCCLYMONT: I think, as far as Australian country music, probably. I kinda look at it as, if you’re up there performing your own shows and own music, whether you’re getting 100,000 people or 100, you’ve made it. People always ask me ‘what do you rate as success?’ and it’s hard cause everyone’s levels of success are different. I’m just stoked to be doing what I’m doing, but country music is going so well, and the stigma of country is definitely not as daggy as people thought. People like Taylor Swift and Keith Urban have really opened things up and we’re really proud now to flag the Aussie country flag. PEARL: Why the acoustic stripped back format? Was it hard taking the songs back to their raw form? MCCLYMONT: Well we’re so used to playing with the band, but when I fell pregnant we made the call that after she was born to do a really easy and laid-back tour, 2 days a weekend. You know, not too stressful and really acoustic where we tell people how we wrote the songs and hang out. They’ve been really well received and people have loved the intimate vibe. Plus, as it turns out, it’s been perfect timing cause I’m not in the fittest mood to be dancing in stilettos onstage

INTERVIEW (laughs). PEARL: You guys have been overseas over the last few years, sharing the stage with some country music heavyweights and gaining the attention of many in the industry. I notice you played some shows at The Grand Ole Opry, regarded as ‘the’ place to play for a country artist. Was that the most special show you guys have played? And on that, what makes a special show these days for the three of you? MCCLYMONT: The Grand Ole Opry would have to be the pinnacle. That was unbelievable. But the fact that we lived on a bus for 6 months in 2011, drove round playing county fairs and festivals as an unknown Aussie band. Getting those amazing spots on bills was a highlight, too. It wasn’t glamorous, but it was awesome. PEARL: How has it been getting back to rural Australian shows, in contrast to your overseas and bigger performances? MCCLYMONT: Well, I didn’t take my daughter overseas this last time, which was my first time away from here, but she’s amazing

with the touring. She just sits out back stage, content. I’ve got these little earmuffs for her, to help with the noise (laughs). But, America is just on a bigger scale, and everyone’s just so enthusiastic. They are here as well, but you could just go for a year and not make a dent in the population, cause there’s so many fans and it’s such a popular genre. It’s been really great getting back around the country doing these Acoustic shows. We’ll do this tour until about June, then possibly head to the US for their summer before returning for a full band tour at the end of the year. PEARL: Not slowing down anytime soon? MCCLYMONT: Oh no, it’s slowing down. I’ve got some well earned time off now so I can be a mum and wear out my shoes in the supermarket aisles for a while (laughs). Such a glamorous life! The McClymonts play The Hallam Hotel on Thursday April 18 with tickets available through Ticketmaster. Doors open for an 8:30pm start. For more information, visit www.hallamhotel.com.au WALTER BENELLS

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After such an exhaustive month of tours, festivals and new releases etc., you’d think the world of rock and metal would take a short break to catch its breath… Not likely! If you missed out on Soundwave then you missed out one of the best festivals to hit the state. Sucker! Metallica once again proved their reign over the live dominion with a 3hr set comprising of EVERY classic from their back catalogue, mind-blowing visuals (including pyrotechnics that singed my eyebrows… and I was in the middle back!) and a stage presence that proved age holds no restrictions over these guys. Brilliant stuff. Anyways, enough about ageing rockers… lets look towards the future… and other ageing rockers. Black Sabbath is in town this month playing at Rod Laver Arena on the 29th. The original Sabbath. Whether this could happen again is beyond

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my knowledge, but the chance to see the original lineup of the guys who pretty much invented heavy metal is an opportunity no one should miss out on. I’ve got my ticket… have you? Heathen Skulls Touring Co. has announced Australian tour dates for Cannabis Corpse. Not to be confused with Cannibal Corpse, these guys bring their own breed of green influenced death metal to the fray. Support comes in the form of Melbourne based grindcore lads King Parrot. A quick YouTube search will satisfy any curiosity over these guys and satisfied you will be. For the first time Australia will be hosting Dutch symphonic metallers, Epica. Their unique and operatic approach to metal has given them a quick rise to well deserved fame since forming in 2003 and looking at past gig videos, these guys put on a performance well worth your attention. Combining machine-gun precision drumming, blistering guitar solos and classical piano compositions with soprano influenced vocals,

Epica are well worth your bucks. You can catch them on the 21st of April at Billboard. A new store worthy of your attentions has opened up at 454 Smith St, Collingwood. Called Eureka Rebellion Trading, the place is not only a tattoo studio but also a barbershop and general retail store specializing in all things rock/heavy metal, horror, art and clothing. Check out their page (facebook.com/ eurekarebelliontrading) and scope out what’s on offer. Fredrik Akesson from Opeth has already been in and picked up a sweet vinyl. Get on board! ‘Til next month folks! \m/ Ryan writes monthly for PEARL on everything metal, hard rock, punk and hardcore. If you’d like Ben to review your release or you know of something happening in the ‘heavy’ world, drop him a line at rock@pearlmag.com.au RYAN SCOBLE

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NO SHAME FOR ALKALINE TRIO Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, punk rock outfit Alkaline Trio are about to kick start a US tour to showcase their ninth studio album, My Shame Is True, released on April 2. Jessica Taylor from Pearl spoke with lead vocalist Matt Skiba on the eve of the tour and release.

PEARL: This album is said to be the best in 10 years. How so? SKIBA: Well I think it’s pretty typical for a band to say their latest record is there best record, only this time it’s true (laughs). I don’t know, I just think it’s a really fun record it was fun to make. There is a certain amount of heartache in some of the songs that came to be but I’m now thankful for it and it’s an honest we wanted to make a record that was fun to listen to and also something kind of fresh and different for us so hopefully we accomplished that. PEARL: How was the process of putting the record together? Was there a lot of collaboration in the studio? SKIBA: Dan and I write a skeleton of the song and a basic chord progression, then we write the lyrics and bring it to the studio and turn it into a song together. We are all very honest with each other, if someone doesn’t like the lyric we will say. We want it to be as good as possible. Lyrics have to have a purpose and a solid meaning. You can’t have an ego when you’re writing songs, you have to go into it with the aim of making it as good as possible whilst still staying true to the original story which we always do. A lot of the times the bridge is where we really make a studio creation, where we all put it together and I’ll write the lyrics until everyone agrees they’re good and it’s the best we can do. In this record especially working with Bill Stevenson it kind of raised the bar being one of our heroes and such a great music mind he really brought the best out of us and I think this record shows it. PEARL: What do u want fans to take away from the album? SKIBA: I think great art whether it’s a painting, or film, it should take you out of your own world and kind of bring you into another one and so I would hope that our record can do that on some level. PEARL: Are you guys looking forward to the tour? SKIBA: Very much so. We’re all very fired up! We spent about a month in the studio making the record and other than that we have been working on the artwork and making a video. We are all really hyped about getting out and playing it. PEARL: Are you guys coming back to Australia? SKIBA: Definitely we will coming back as soon as we can. Obviously, we are from the states so we play here first, but we love Aus. I just came down there for a vacation recently so we are going to be back there as soon as we can. We love it there. My Shame Is True released on April 2 through Epitaph Records. JESSICA TAYLOR

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REVIEW The best spell you’ll need this year, to lighten the lowest of spirits, is a little bit of giggle therapy. Laughter is the best medicine to tackle the symptoms of ageing. It’s also good for curing that blind hatred for your ex. And even helps you forget that you spawned three children that are all sucking you dry, emotionally & financially. Speaking of sucking, there weren’t many women in Australia who didn’t know about Thunder From Down Under’s Manpower, a male strip show that toured the country earlier this year. The Aussie blokes traversed NSW, Queensland and Victoria and had the opportunity to introduce their abs to a well-deserving audience. The boys who are part of the Las Vegas Thunder From Down Under have now left the land of Oz and thrust themselves onto Canada audiences. From there they will probably re-join the rest of their unnaturally good looking male stripper troupe and have pillow fights and drink body shots of each other or something. Sorry, excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face. I suppose male strippers are not strictly comedy, but with the amount of laughing, giggling and acutely painful stomach cramps I had, it was certainly a light-hearted fun night. Plus bum squeezing and dry humping is always comedic when you are watching a 25 year-old Adonis lick an eighty year-old who forgot to put on a bra that morning. Talking about licking that is certainly something you wouldn’t want to do with comedic trio Tripod. The musical comedy group are on tour around Melbourne with their show Men of Substance, until April 14. They even ventured down to Franga for a one night show on March 8 (at the Frankston Arts Centre). According to Tripod in one of their songs, I’m A DILF and, one of the characteristics for a ‘hot daddy’ is being able to put lids back on containers. I’ve got to say, as a female, there is nothing sexier than a man emptying a dishwasher! Oooo baby! But don’t worry, you haven’t missed out on all the laughs around the Mornington Peninsula. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival approaches, gallivanting its way across the country to cure every frown and grumpy bum. Frankston Arts Centre has a few shows lined up for those in need of some pee-in-your-pants treatment. I hear it’s effective for thyroid problems. In addition to Akmal, coming this month, David Strassman will be his freaky-deaky self on May 26, following along nicely after the return of the Roadshow on May 5. If you’re interested in finding out what shows are part of the festival, visit comedyfestival. com.au or check out the Frankston Arts Centre website. Get some laughs in you, have a chortle and a giggle and remember every time you laugh an evil fairy dies…so kill them…kill them all! ALEXIS COLLIER

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Akmal Saleh is one of Australia’s most respected and recognizable comedians. In addition to twenty odd years on the worldwide touring circuit electrifying audiences from Melbourne to Montreal to Edinburgh as a festival favourite, Saleh has appeared regularly on TV and in films. He won an ARIA award for his DVD Live and Uncensored. In my conversation with him I found that behind the awards and accolades was a gracious, humble and infectiously likable man. “I tried everything else and failed,” was his reply when I asked why he’d chosen comedy. He professed laziness by nature saying comedy provides a wonderful layabout lifestyle, but nothing could be further from the truth. Success in comedy requires extraordinary mental agility, imagination, energy and endurance. “Most comics you find are very passionate. You wouldn’t do it unless you really loved it.” He’s seen many try and conclude it’s just too hard, but he loves it. Saleh’s family immigrated to Australia when he was eleven. He felt he didn’t fit in to the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox religious community. “I found a home in comedy. I was much more accepted in the comedy world with my comedian friends than I was in the Egyptian community,” he related. In the early 1990s, Saleh was the only ethnic comedian in Melbourne. “ I was really intimidated. I wasn’t sure how they were going to react to me, but it worked well because I stood out. If you’re funny and you win the crowd over, it doesn’t matter. You break that barrier. Once it’s broken, that’s a very powerful thing. It transcends race or politics or anything,” he observed. Each culture has a distinctive sense of humour. I wondered how he’d characterize the Australian sense of humour. “It’s far more flexible and relaxed than anywhere else in the world. A comedian probably has more leverage in Australia than anywhere else.” He thinks this has to do with the ‘tall poppy syndrome’ and the fact that our politicians and social elite are not revered to the same degree as they are in other countries. “We do make fun of our people in power much more than anybody else. Australians have a wider spectrum of what’s acceptable. They just don’t get offended. I’ve been trying very hard, but they just won’t break!” he quipped. “Egyptians are well-known in the Middle East for their sense of humour. They can laugh in the face of the most dark and brutal systems, “ he recalled. He related a story about the chaos of the 2011 Egyptian revolution where people were being killed in the streets. When then leader, Hosni Mubarak said he wouldn’t resign, the outraged crowd help up their shoes as the ultimate sign of disrespect. From the back of the wailing, crying, inflamed crowd, a man called out, “Please put your shoes back on. I can’t stand the smell!” People find some things funny almost universally, but understanding is crucial. “There are certain things that that define each culture. To be a successful comedian you need to understand that culture, what makes them tick and what they find funny,” he said. Making fun of the English in Edinburg, for instance, always gets a laugh. His upcoming show is a mixture. He likes to keep it loose. What pleases him most is what the audience brings to a performance. “The audience has a huge part in how well you do,” he said. Take note audiences and bring it on. To enjoy the comic genius of Akmal Saleh, get tickets to his upcoming shows at: Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston 9784 1060, The Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Rosebud 5986 8204 or the Kingston City Hall, Moorabin 9556 4440.

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NICE BEER-D MATE!

Award-winning, Oregon brewmaster John “More Hops” Maier hasn’t shaved his beard since 1978 so – obviously - this was the perfect place for his team to search for the next tasty strain of yeast! When lab workers searched through Maier’s facial hair, they were excited to find a strain of yeast that is perfect for fermenting beer. Maier says there’s no reason to be grossed out by the product, “Yeast is everywhere!” Unfortunately, beer connoisseurs will have to wait to try the beer as its still in the testing phase. SOURCE: RIPLEYS.COM

Baha has always been synonymous for great food. Mexican cuisine that pushed the envelope and provided its customers with food that is full of flavour and spice. Baha, with the guidance of their new Chef, Pablo, has recently expanded its Chilli range to include many great varieties not seen before in Australia. These include dried peppers such as the Mulato (described as being similar to chocolate or liquorice with cherry and tobacco undertones), Ancho (sweet and mild) and Pasilla (often served w fruit and are excellent with lamb, duck & mushrooms and herbs such as fennel, oregano and garlic) and home grown chilli’s such as the jalapeno, habanero, Guajillo (wa-he-o) & Chipotle (chi-pot-lay). “We are currently sourcing our own bottles to begin providing our sauces to take home and enjoy in your kitchen,” owner Nathan says. “It takes time perfecting these kind of unique chilli sauces but we feel its important to be able to replicate on a large scale exactly what we are doing in the Baha kitchen. Very soon Baha customers

will be enjoying our rockin chillis at home!” The chilli experience has recently been taken to a new level at Baha with their new Chilli Challenge. “Pablo made 2 new chilli sauces; one called House Of 1000 Chillis and the other Diablo. It gave us the idea of using the hotter of the 2, Diablo, for our new Chilli Challenge,” Nathan says. Not for the feint hearted, punters are given a set of gloves, 10 minutes on the clock and lots of encouragement to finish an 8 inch flour beef or chicken taco with Diablo chilli and, if finished within the time frame, gain entry to the legends lounge with their pic up on the wall. According to Nathan, “so far (they’ve) only had 2 fellas succeed, but the quest goes on to find more chilli nuts to add to the wall of fame!” For those with enough gumption to take the challenge, head down to Baha (22012209 Point Nepean Rd in Rye) to try your hand – or tongue – at the Chilli Challenge! For more info, phone Nathan on 5985 2077.

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EAT IT MORNINGTON PENINSULA BREWERY

For the love of Beer! When given the opportunity to tell you all about my love of beer I went blank!!!! So how about I tell you that the best documentary I have ever seen was called How Beer Saved the World. It seriously was 43mins of frothy goodness! Or I could tell you that Majestic Cellars loves beer that much that we give it a special event every year called Brewfest and that it is only 3 weeks away on April 20, running from 1pm till 5pm! So as the documentary told me Beer is life changing, medicinal, a food group and for many a socially changing beverage. As manager of Majestic Cellars I have been able to touch many of you with my passion for all things frothy! From the Belgian monks creation Chimay (a Food beer) to 4 Pines Space Stout (the first beer to be drank in space). With this in mind the team and I have

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gathered together a fantastic group of craft breweries and imported gods/goddesses for you to meet and share a frothy one with. You can chat with the boys from Mornington Brewery, Daniel and the Broo Crew, Craig from Mildura Brewery or Jules from Beer O’Clock on 1116 SEN. Really this is just the head of an amber miracle and for those who prefer a cider to break up the god’s nectar then we have you covered. Tickets are $25 to enter the Marquee at the back of the store, which you’ll find at 67 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. This will get you nibbles, 5 tasting tokens and the chance to love beer with the rest of us! For tickets in advance call us on 9775 4051. They will be available on the day, but space is limited so first in best Beer!!!! Cheers and beers! MEG Majestic Cellars, Mt Eliza

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Nibbles & Naughties... with Louise Plant (Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist – Raw on Rye Tea House)

THIS MONTH: BLACKSTRAP

“Goats love it,” I said. “And so do horses.” “So how do I take it?” She asked “Any way you can, the aim is to just get it in you,” I replied. “It doesn’t matter; eat it, add it to your breakfasts, make a drink out of it, add it too you smoothies, or just eat it off the spoon!” I went on. “Do you like the taste of licorice or aniseed?” “Yes,” she replied. “Then you will be fine with this then,” I said. “ My kids love it, they used to go down to the shed and get sticks and put it into the molasses drum. They would then come back with black smeared all over their mouths, chins and cheeks. I would ask them if they have been at the molasses and they would ask me, ‘How do you know?’ As they have black bits on the tip of their noses” “Doesn’t it come from sugar though?” The lady asked. “ It is a by-product of sugar cane refining, and it is the leftovers of sorts, though it is very high in nutrients. It has lots of manganese, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and B Vitamins. I used it during my pregnancies as a replacement for iron tablets.” “Well that is what I want to use it for,” she said. “I’m pregnant and I do not lie about how the iron tablets are making me feel. Is it ok to have this while pregnant?” “Of course. You can even use it as a sweetener,” I told her. “Most white sugars and corn syrups are stripped of all their goodness. With molasses it is all in there. It will actually promote health. It is a great source of iron and it will provide

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more iron for less calories than red meat, with the added bonus of boosting calcium levels.” “So what else can I do with it?” She asked It is nice with baked beans. You could try it in your coffee and even put it on your roast chicken. Two teaspoons of blackstrap molasses will meet 11.8% of your daily needs for calcium. It is best taken regularly as it likes to bioaccumulate.” She looked at me with a puzzled look on her face. “What that actually means is small amounts are best taken often. I would just recommend that you make sure it is organic. Costs less than $8 and I reckon it is a bargain.” I could see that her brain was ticking over. Best to let her think about it, I thought. She will give it a go when she is ready. Raw on Rye Tea House, the place for real Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free and Diary Free Foods. Come visit us for foods, organic veggies, information, health consultations, raw food classes and more. Find us on Facebook, email planter@wn.com.au or ring 0418 940 653.

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A man suffered a heart attack while eating the illustrious 6,000 calorie meal appropriately named the “Triple Bypass Burger” available from the “Heart Attack Grill” in Las Vegas. The Triple Bypass Burger comes stacked with three huge burger patties, cheese, special sauce, a red onion, a sliced tomato, and up to 15 strips of bacon! Heart Attack Grill is known for its life-threatening food options, and signs around the eatery such as “This establishment is bad for your health” and “Taste Worth Dying For,” actually promote unhealthy eating. Other menu items include Butterfat Milkshakes and either the Quadruple, Double or Single Bypass Burgers. SOURCE: RIPLEYS.COM

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ANYONE FOR SUPPER? JOIN THE CLUB... If you’ve driven up the highway over the last twelve months, chance are you’ve probably missed one of the coolest little happenings in Mordialloc in a while. From the remnants of the old ‘Bar Black’ – a dingy and unfortunate little dwelling – comes The Mordy Supper Club, a diverse, eclectic and funky hangout that, in their own words, is all about ‘a good time, not a long time’.

It was almost a transformation in secret last year, with only a website and a few online videos tracking the progress of the refurbishment. Indeed when the venue opened, there was absolutely no signage outside, with the exterior remaining black and reminiscent of its previous incarnation. Inside, though, was an exposed brick warehouse feel, cracking pizzas and a salted nuts side HEAVILY recommended by all staff, an intimate upstairs bar and smoking option as well as a roster of all kinds of music underpinning the soundtrack all week. On the walls there’s works from a range of different artists – some even for sale - and club competitions, a weekly markets, function and event options and an array of social media avenues for you to connect with management and bar staff. It’s a fresh and immediately inviting vibe. They’ve just enjoyed their first full summer, open, and with the weather about to cool, it’s the perfect time to find a new escape from the cold. You’ll find the Mordy Supper Club at 539 Main St, Mordialloc. Why not check out their Wednesday Trivia, Chimmi Changa Tuesdays or keep your eyes and mouth open for the forthcoming Curry-oke Thursdays. Gotta love a pun! More info at www.themordiallocsupperclub.com or via www.facebook. com/mordysupperclub

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PHOTOS BY MOLLY MITCHELL AS IT GETS COLDER, DROP IN TO THE HERITAGE IN BALNARRING EARLY, BEFORE THE MUSIC, FOR A GLASS OF WINE, HEARTY WINTER MEAL & FRIENDLY STAFF...

AWESOME INNOVATIONS IN FOOD Wake ‘n’ bacon alarm clock

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Imagine if instead of the annoying buzz of your alarm, you were gently roused awake by the mouthwatering smell of bacon. Enter Wake n’ Bacon, a kitschy, pigshaped clock designed to ease you from your slumber through the power of pork. But here’s the thing: that scent of bacon? It’s not fake. The night before, place a couple of pre-cooked bacon strips into the Teflon tray that slides neatly into the clock, set your alarm, and within four minutes of your waking time, the smell of freshly cooked bacon is permeating your bedroom and breakfast in bed is served! SOURCE: THEURBANGROCER.COM

Yummy Gummy Man First there was the gummy bear chandelier and the gummy bear dress, but the latest gummy creation from Tokyo’s Fab Café is the sweetest of them all. Japanese men can now create spitting images of themselves in gummy form for their loved ones. To make the gummy mannequins, men pose for 3D body scans that are then used to create the jelly molds. A few sugary mixes later and out comes human gummy clone in jiggly, bright yellows, blues and reds.

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... MORE THAN JUST BANDS AT BEACHES Major League Eating

In addition to the catalogue of cracker bands filtering through Beaches weekly, there’s also a bunch of other reasons to consider the iconic Mornington destination, some of which are very tasty reasons. Open seven days a week from 4pm, the team at Beaches have crafted different specials for each night of the week, to further entice hungry folk through their doors. Midweek, you can catch happy hour drink prices of an evening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the latter being a good option if you feel like sticking round to follow the bouncing ball onstage with Karaoke Kool. Heading closer to the weekend, Thursday night is $10 Parma n Darts night, from 6pm. The Parma is a staple on a pub menu, so make sure you staple yourself to a Beaches seat for a cheap one on Thursdays. Following on from their 6pm-9pm dinner on Friday and Saturday, before the live bands, Beaches on Sunday offers a recovery option of the age old Pot & Parma, for $14 ($16 if you’re feeling cheeky and want to replace your pot with a glass of wine!). Perhaps the most intriguing option is the Monday ‘Pot Luck Dinner’, when resident chef and owner Evan surprises patrons with a mystery meal each week, ranging from steak, to pork belly, to paella. Get in from 7pm for a $12 lucky dip! The family friendly experience doesn’t stop there, with the versatile back beer garden and upstairs level perfect for small get togethers, larger birthdays, Christmas parties, weddings or corporate events,etc. The mezzanine area has some great packages, which you can check out online at www.beachesofmornington.com.au.

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• Don Lerman (USA) hoovered 2.7kilograms of Baked Beans in One Minute, 48 Seconds • Patrick Bertoletti (USA) scoffed 4.2kgs of blueberry pie (hands free) in 8 minutes at the Stand By Me World Pie Eating Championship in 2007 • Crazy Legs Conti (USA) managed to get through 2.5kgs of buffet food in 12 minutes • Don Lerman (USA) munched on 7 quarter-pound sticks of salted butter in 5 minutes • Sonya Thomas (USA) devoured 80 Chicken Nuggets in 5 Minutes • Takeru Kobayashi (Japan) polished off 57 Cow Brains (8 kgs worth) in 15 minutes • Patrick Bertoletti (USA) ate 72 cupcakes at the 2012 Isle Waterloo World Cupcake Eating Championship in 6 minutes • Eric Booker (USA) attacked 49 glazed doughnuts in 8 minutes in 2002

There’s always something happening at Beaches, so jump on and follow them on Facebook for a daily update of drink and food specials at www.facebook.com/beaches. mornington. Find the venue at 55 Barkly St, Mornington. For enquiries and function bookings, phone 5975 0966.

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• Cookie Jarvis (USA) digested 91 Chinese dumplings in 8 minutes • Sonya Thomas (USA) gobbled 65 Hard Boiled Eggs in 6 minutes, 40 seconds • Eric Livingston (USA) wolfed down 1.36kgs of Haggis in 8 Minutes in 2008 • Reining Hot Dog Eating Champion Joey Chestnut (USA) gorged on 68 ‘Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns’ in 10 minutes in 2009 • Oleg Zhornitskiy (USA) consumed 4 x 1 kg bowls of mayonnaise in 8 minutes • Richard LeFevre (USA) stomached 6 pounds of SPAM from the can in 12 minutes at SPAMARAMA 2004 SOURCE : INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF COMPETITIVE EATING (WWW.IFOCE.COM)

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CROSSWORD QUESTIONS ACROSS 2 PEARL’s Production Manager (2) 4 Our Arts Editor’s christian name 7 Rockabilly venue in Moorabbin 10 Exhibition in Red Hill this month (3) 11 New little section in the Arts this edition, focusing on an area of the Peninsula (3) 12 Weird web facts in Eat It section (3) 13 Headline band at this month’s Apollo Bay Music Festival

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CAPPER AND JACKO A RE AT I T A G A IN! Two of the biggest larrikins in AFL history pull into town, Anzac Day, for a sports comedy show with a twist… Make that a brutal twist! Self-proclaimed stunner Warwick Capper and energizer’s Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson hold no punches with tales of footy, fame, and everything in-between. Joined by special guest MC - Carlton legend Peter Bosustow – and a swag of cool memorabilia for fans, the first leg of their tour will be at The Westernport Hotel in Hastings on Thursday April 25, from 7pm. Tickets are on sale now! Oy!

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Grinspoon first burst onto the Australian music scene in 1995 when they won the Triple J Unearthed competition. Eighteen years later and the band still consist of the original lineup, with six albums that have sold a combined total of over 450,000 copies in Australia, including the 2005 ARIA winning Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills (‘Best Rock Album’). In late 2012 they released their seventh album Black Rabbits and will be touring around Australia, performing at Pier Live in Frankston on April 25. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or the venue via 03 9783 9800. For further info, visit www.pierlive.com.au

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Melbourne based INXSive have performed all across Australia since 1997, playing and paying tribute to one of the country’s most well known and loved rock bands, INXS. Now Mornington Peninsula audiences will get the chance to see them, first hand, at the Somerville Hotel in April. With a lineup consisting of Torren Dove (Bass), Markus Saastamoinen (Guitar/ Vocals), George Sotiriadis (Percussion), Artie Jones (Sax/Guitar/Vocals) and David Graham (Vocals), INXSive bring a show featuring the INXS sound, but also the band’s live performance energy. Over the course of each show, audiences can both rediscover the memorable music of the band, and witness each member’s strong musicality and influence. In their setlist are well-known songs like Original Sin, New Sensation, What You Need and many more, making the upcoming Somerville show a must see for Aussie rock lovers and INXS fans alike. INXSive will be at The Somerville Hotel on April 19, with tickets costing $30 at the door or $25 via presale. For more info, visit www.somervillehotel.com.au EMMA JANKOVIC

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CAPTAIN SPALDING TRIO HIT MORDY SPORTING CLUB Having been around the traps for years, Tom Spalding and ‘The Captain Spalding Trio’ (also featuring Bill Matthews and Dave Campbell) have more than a few impressive achievements and stories under their belt. Having toured and recorded with leading artists across the country, the trio still draw crowds as enthusiastic as ever and know how to put on a party. Mathews and Campbell are both accomplished keyboard players (the latter a talented guitarist/harmonica player as well), creating the foundation upon which Spalding adds his magic, complete with theatrics and the showmanship that he’s become well renowned for. Rediscover Captain Spalding, in trio form, this April at the Mordialloc Sporting Club on April 20. For more info, visit www.mordiclub.com

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Legendry guitarist Geoff Achison and violinist Adrian Keating have been a musical team for almost 15 years. Their project, Classically Blue, shows off Keating’s beautiful string arrangements along with Achison’s original and soulful material and in An Evening With Geoff Achison And Adrian Keating, coming to Hickinbotham Winery, two of Australia’s greatest musical talents will fill the night full of unique collaborations of classical and soulful music. Achison is a popular funk and blues guitarist. Self-taught, he has developed his own original style of music that can go from being soft and gentle to the complete opposite in a moment. He’s recorded over 12 albums of his original bluesy funk music and is also a gutsy and capable singer and songwriter. Keating has released two CDs of blues music and he also played Jazz In The Domain, having led many orchestras for great Australian tours including David Helfgott and Rod Stewart. Geoff Achison and Adrian Keating play Hickinbotham Winery from 8-11 pm on Saturday, May 4. Book now on 5981 0355. Tickets are $28.50 per head. For more info see www.hickinbotham.biz. If you’d like to see more of Achison, you can check him out performing with Andrew Farrell (The Wizard) at The Soulsa Music Night, Friday April 12 at Dromana Community Hall. More info for that one through Soulsa Catering. LAINEY FABICS

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The Good Morning Blues Band is a highenergy passionate project from a handful of young talented musos, all with one thing in common; letting the good times roll! Expressing themselves naturally through the styles of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, B.B King, Howling Wolf and Canned Heat, the GMB project is a must see live performance. You will not hear the music with GMB, you will feel it, cry to it, and they guarantee you will be inspired to move to it. These boys love what they do and you will too, when they come to Mornington Peninsula Brewery on April 21. As with every Sunday band, they start at 2pm and go through till 5. For all the gig listings, check out the PEARL Gig Guide and for band details, visit www.facebook.com/ goodmorningblues

Daveys Hotel is hosting a special ANZAC Day Eve Party with a special guest appearance from the one and only Dan Ewing who plays River Boy, Heath Braxton on the popular Australian drama Home and Away. It’s going to be a big night, with doors open at 9pm, drink specials and DJ Shane Martin spinning the decks in the main room. In the lounge, DJ Sammy Dred will be on music duty with Ewing signing autographs and taking pictures between 10:30pm and 12am. Daveys ANZAC Day Eve Party is happening on Wednesday April, 24 from 9pm. VIP members pay the cover charge and receive two free drinks if they arrive before 10pm. For more information see www.daveys.com.au LAINEY FABICS

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STICKY FINGERS Four piece Newtown misfits Sticky Fingers are misspending their youth while we watch, delivering a refreshing vibe to Australian music. In many ways, the band has mirrored the often-repeated indie scene story; scrounging for gigs, recording demos and looking for that elusive break. That is until 2012 when they broke away from the pack, adding a chapter to their story that few achieve and in the process smashing over 200,000 clip views and having one of the biggest Australian alternative hits of the year with Caress Your Soul. Whether its psychotic alt pop or sinister surf dub, the infusion of genres has hit a chord with an audience looking for an alternative to American hip hop and DJ led pop. It’s raw, real and triple j voters put the Newtown misfits at #61 in the Hottest 100, flying in the face of the “rock is dead” epitaph being chiseled by bandwagon-chasing hipsters. The band’s most recent album Caress Your Soul debuted at No.39 on the ARIA charts, just weeks ago, and leads nicely into a run of shows around the country, including the Peninsula. Sticky Fingers play Baha in Rye on Friday April 26. For more info visit www. stickyfingerstheband.blogspot.com

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HIPS, HARMONY AND HITLER AIDS LEGACY Marion Martin’s successful musical production, Hips, Harmony and Hitler, will be playing at the Frankston Arts Centre during Anzac Day week, as a Benefit Concert for Mornington Peninsula Legacy. Created by legendary Scottish recording star, Marion Martin, the show is a stirring spectacle driven by unforgettable songs, glamour, colourful costuming and the unique talents and distinctive personalities of ‘Our Gracie’ (Gracie Fields), ‘Marlene’ (Marlene Dietrich) and the ‘Brazilian Bombshell’ (Carmen Miranda), all brought to life onstage

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by Marion Martin in a stellar performance that sweeps you away to a time and place remembered by millions. The period piece takes the audience back to a Theatre in wartime London during the Blitz, and through archival WW2 footage and magnificent stirring songs they experience the exciting atmosphere and sense of all being in it together. The audience will find themselves and everyone around them singing along with Gracie Fields, having a laugh and perhaps shedding a tear. According to Executive Producer Peter Hartin, “It’s an experience of how people pulled through those dark days by coming together and singing songs, songs that brought them to the light of victory at the end of a long black tunnel.” This performance pays homage to the people of the time while simultaneously reminding us of the vital role these three female entertainers played in the serious business of uplifting public morale during the darkest days World War II. “They were three remarkable women who lifted everybody’s spirits and took their minds away from the war and it gives me great pleasure to portray them,” lead actress Marion Martin says. The show has been hailed an overwhelming success by audiences for its touching and engaging music and Martin’s irresistible and sophisticated performance. Book your tickets now by phoning the Frankston Arts Centre on 9784 1060 or by visiting artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au

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DEBRA BYRNE & NICK BARKER IN LAST MAN STANDING This April, two of Australia’s much-loved performers will team up with Dannie Bourne on piano & the Austin City Band to bring a 2-hour gospel rock opera to life! Following his phenomenal success with The Man in Black, Last Man Standing is the brand new show penned by Melbourne producer Jim McPherson and tells the story of the birth of rock ‘n roll and one its greatest pioneers, Jerry Lee Lewis through 26 hit songs including some of the greatest musical numbers from the 50s through to the 70s. As the ‘last man standing’ of a talented group of Memphis musicians including Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, all of whom followed Gospel’s transformation into rock ‘n roll in the 50s/60s, Jerry Lee Lewis made a name for himself with hits like Great Balls of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On. Having completed touring commitments with Disney’s Mary Poppins, Debra Byrne is very much looking forward to being a part of the show, with the feeling mutual, according to director Simon Myers says, “It is a great opportunity to hear Australia’s legendary chanteuse, Debra Byrne, singing, with a group of talented musicians, the great songs from the era. There are some great Jerry Lee Lewis hits in the show, but also songs made famous by Ray Charles, Patsy Cline and Otis Redding, all of which pay tribute to the legacy of this era in music.” Internationally known pianist, Dannie Bourne will play and sing Jerry Lee Lewis hits, along with Nick Barker, an accomplished guitarist and singer in his own right.

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THE SKYHOOKS LIVE ON

Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie, guitarist from the engine room of the legendary Skyhooks will play the Mordialloc Sporting Club on Sunday April 21, between 4pm & 7pm, giving patrons the chance to see the only Skyhooks member still playing their tunes live. To fans and the public in general, Skyhooks gave the Australian music industry the kick in the pants it needed during the mid-70s, coming to the fore as cheeky, brash and colourful act. They wore makeup (many years before Kiss were conceived) and with a grab bag of amazing tunes, many sprinkled with Melbourne place names and Australian themes, helped put Australian bands back on the front covers of newspapers and Australian music on the shelves of record shops. Skyhooks appeared on Australian TV on the first day of colour transmission, shocking parents and becoming pin up heroes for a generation. Their lead singer was called Shirley because of HIS curly locks, guitarist Red Symons in Red satin and matching cape, flicking his Tongue at the masses and Starkie, with his long black curls hanging over his lizard-necked jumpsuit. They were not just another band. Consequently, in 1998, Starkie was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, recognizing the significant contribution he and his fellow Skyhooks band-mates made to the Australian live music industry. His show, now, is rooted in the influence of Chuck Berry, with a show full of ‘roots 50s-60s’ and hits from ‘The Hooks’! Catch Bob Starkie in this very special performance on the Bayside. For more info on live music coming to Mordialloc Sporting Club, visit www.mordiclub.com or check all the dates, right here in the PEARL Gig Guide. WALTER BENELLS

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REBELS 2ND B’DAY BASH

It’s that time of year again! The Rosebud Rebels Roller Derby League are having another birthday, celebrating 2yrs of Roller Derby on the Mornington Peninsula, and what better way to celebrate than by having 7 bands for 7 hours at the Rebels’ favourite venue, Baha in Rye. The Rebels will host a number of spectacular local and city bands including such names as Cherrywood, The Baudelairs, Mightiest Of Guns and Jumpin’ Jack Williams; all of whom are donating their time for the league’s biggest annual fundraiser. The annual birthday bash will showcase Roller Derby to the wider community, and encourage potential skaters to join the fastest growing women’s sport in the world. And if this wasn’t enough Roller Derby action, the Rebels will also be hosting an exciting Las Vegas themed Trivia night on April 10 at Captains in Rye. Tickets are only $15, available from Splash of Colour Tattoo, Rye. The Rebels 2nd Birthday Bash will be held on Sunday, April 21 at Baha, with the doors opening at 3:30pm and first band at 4:30pm.

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DISCOVER A NEW WAY TO GET PLUGGED IN On Thursday April 11, The Bay Hotel is set to re-launch its ‘Plugged In’ muso night for all those who love live and local music! Each week they’ll be featuring 2 local Mornington Peninsula artists, who’ll be performing a mixture of live acoustic favorites from 8:30pm. Following the success of some of the local performers on a Thursday night in the months passed, it’s an opportunity to focus purely on the upcoming and gifted performers of our area, and give them the opportunity to perform for Plugged In lovers and fans alike. Following the 2 local acts, The Bay is proud to announce their new resident band, Black Water Riff, who’ve already made a name for themselves around the Peninsula in venues and onstage at local festivals. The 4-piece group is a great addition to the roster each Thursday, set to bring their 90’s rock influence and contemporary funky tunes to

life to capture the Plugged In audience. Alongside great music and entertainment, Plugged In will feature drink specials all night and a bar snack menu open till late, every Thursday evening, including our $5 pizza specials. Also new to Thursday nights is the ever popular Beer Bingo. To take part all you need to do is buy either a jug or a pizza and you’ll then receive your bingo ticket. The game is easy and goes by traditional Bingo rules; simple as that! The good news is there’s no cover charge as entry is absolutely FREE, and the better news is it’ll be there every week for those wanting to kick start the weekend early, or see some burgeoning talent onstage! The new Plugged In Thursdays will launch on April 11, taking place every Thursday night thereafter from 8pm till late. For more details, visit the Bay website, www.bayhotel.com.au, or call 5976 2222.

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TOPCAT ARE ON THE PROWL

Mornington Peninsula’s very own original outfit, TopCat, are all rehearsed up and ready to go for a special showcase at Beaches in April. Following the success of their set the recent Shed Rock 2013 Festival in Tooradin (where they played alongside Electric Mary, The Hellhounds and Destroy She Said), the band are doing select dates in the city and on the Peninsula, while they record their debut EP. TopCat is the brainchild of Nigel Brooker (vocals/guitar/harmonica) and David Williams (vocals/lead guitar), cousins who‘ve been playing music together for over 35yrs. Each have enjoyed success in many different bands, performing all around the Peninsula and even up until recently in the acoustic duo ‘Willbrook’, which did spots at Beaches, the Backyard Bar and Jacks Bar (Mt Eliza). The band came together when Peninsula musicians Glen Simpkin (Bass) and Aaron O’Brien (Drums) rounded out the rhythm section, making the arrangements complete. The music has been written over a 30yr span, with a sound that is unquestionably original and full of melodic harmonies and catchy melody lines. It’s home grown Mornington Peninsula rhythm/pop/blues from two cousins that both played together over the years, but also learned how to play together making their creative fabric that much more interlinked. Catch TopCat as they present their songs in a one off event on April 14 at Beaches in Mornington, from 3pm experience the liveliness and energy of the songs. For more info, contact Beaches on 5975 0966 or visit www.beachesofmornington.com.au

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WHAT’S IN STORE AT THE CORNER STORE For those people around the Bayside area – specifically Mordialloc, Parkdale and Mentone – it should come as no surprise to hear that things have been picking up over the last 12-18 months, with new bars, cafes and cornershops springing up all of a sudden, each with their own allure of individuality. It’s in this funky and vibrant little area that The Corner Store has opened and now, as the restaurant/bar approaches its 1st b’day, there’s even more plans being unveiled for their softmore year in operation. The venue comes from the team behind the hugely popular ‘Main Street’ in Mordialloc and ‘Parkers Café’ in Parkdale, and are about to launch a new menu focused on value. Already in the 2013 Age Good Food Under $30 guide, the menu includes a selection of small sharing plates, with nothing over $12.50. Whether it’s Spicy Buttermilk Wings with jalapeno salsa, field mushroom bruschetta with truffle oil or prawn & chorizo skewers, there’s plenty of highlights on offer. Large plates include the 200g Beasty Burger, the colossal ‘Parmageddon’, and braised beef short ribs, with nothing over $25. For thirsty drinkers, the bar menu offers authentic soft shell tacos, smoke meatball flatbread pizza, and amazing nachos; perfect for eating with your non-drinking hand! Aside from dynamite food, the bar caters for the footy on Fridays, with live AFL on the big screen every week for those wanting a relaxed and casual bar within which to barrack. For music lovers, there’s FREE live music in the bar every Saturday night featuring a selection of local talented solo acts and duos. There’s many more plans in the pipeline for live music at The Corner Store, so keep your eye on PEARL Magazine for all the latest on this increasingly popular autumn/winter nightspot. Find The Corner Store at 1 Swanston St, Mentone (opposite the Mentone Station carpark). For any info or enquiries, phone 9583 6462 or visit www.thecornerstore3194. com. Function spaces are available.

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LOOK OUT FOR OWL EYES To celebrate the release of her highly anticipated debut LP Nightswim (out April 19), Owl Eyes (aka. Brooke Addamo) has announced she will be heading out on tour around the country in May and June. With three EPs under her belt, Owl Eyes has won a legion of dedicated fans through relentless touring, Triple J airplay and her distinctive songwriting and take on modern pop music. Her forthcoming record will be her coming of age release, full of light and shade, strength and struggle and layered pop jams that add to the ongoing intrigue of Owl Eyes. The tour, hitting all major cities, is the first opportunity fans will get to hear the new material live. Catch Owl Eyes, with special guests Collarbones and Mammals, at The Corner Hotel on June 1, with tickets onsale now through www. cornerhotel.com.au or by calling 9427 9198. Nightswim is released April 19 through Mushroom Records. For more info, visit www.owleyes.com.au

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TWO TOOLS FOR MELB 28 DAYS ON THE ROAD AGAIN Rising from virtual obscurity again, 90s and naughties Aussie powerhouse rockers 28 Days are packing the van, dusting off the old amps and heading around the country to reinvigorate some of their iconic hits along the way. The Upstyledown Tour, named in honour of their softmore album released in 2000, will bring songs like Sucker, Goodbye, Rip It Up and Song For Jasmine back with the help of regular longtime members Jay (vocals), Hep (guitar), Damian (bass), Dan (drums) and back by popular demand Jedi Master Jay on turntables. Catch 28 Days in Melbourne at The Prince Of Wales on May 10, with tickets onsale through www.moshtix.com.au. For all the dates and info, visit www.28days.com.au or find ‘em on Facebook.

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In the midst of recording their highly anticipated fifth studio album, vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor (aka. TOOL) will be returning to our shores! Fresh from the recent Soundwave tour (featuring A Perfect Circle as Puscifier, two other side projects for vocalist Keenan), it will be a massive and unforgettable experience for those attending. Since the release of their debut EP Opiate, more than 20 years ago, Tool have achieved remarkable critical acclaim and commercial success for both their studio releases and phenomenal live performances. TOOL play Rod Laver Arena on Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 in an all-ages multi-sensory experience! Tickets through Ticketek’s website or by phoning 132 849. For more info on the band, tour and upcoming album, head to www.toolband.com.

Canadian singer-songwriters Tegan & Sara will return to Australia for their 5th visit this April and May for Groovin’ The Moo festival and a run of headline shows in support of their latest record Heartthrob. Their first album since 2009’s acclaimed Sainthood, the debut single Closer has received widespread acclaim, with hints towards a bigger, bolder and happier sound for the duo moving forward. When the identical twins first came to our attention - with their canny pop smarts - all those years ago, they were a brash young indie outfit, doing things on their own terms. These days Tegan And Sara are well and truly entrenched in the big leagues, having sold nearly a million career albums and shared stages around the world with bands of the calibre of The Killers and Neil Young. Tegan & Sara, armed with an entire arsenal of new tunes as well as trusty old faves, play The Palais Theatre on Thursday May 2, supported by Aus/South African synth-pop quintet Clubfeet. Tickets are onsale now. For details, visit www.teganandsara.com

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GOTYE & PERFECT TRIPOD

The ‘Save Live Australian Music’ organization (SLAM) are in the process of releasing a series of special limited edition 7” vinyl/digital releases, the latest of which will feature the 1981 classic Quasimodo’s Dream, by The Reels, reinterpreted by a brand new collaborative. Worldwide success (and Somers resident) Gotye has teamed up with ‘Perfect Tripod’ (the pairing of comedy musician and Offspring star Eddie Perfect and the one and only Tripod) and release the song, with De Backer also lending himself as a SLAMbassador for the cause. Always one to understand the plight of artists and independent musicians, it’s his understanding that between the bedroom and the world stage, we need gigs of all sizes as stepping stones in a musician’s path that brought his support. For more details of the release, as well as SLAM’s Pledgemusic project (which includes the prize of ‘a very special evening with with Gotye, where you’ll dine with the man and then catch a live gig in Melbourne), visit www.slamrally.org.

CAT EMPIRE STEAL THE (LIME) LIGHT AGAIN Whenever Melbourne’s own Cat Empire release an album or single, it draws the attention of many. Now, on the eve of their 5th album Steal The Light hitting streets and stores, they’re front and center again, presenting their first fully independent worldwide record release. Steal The Light comes after a period of more than ten exhilarating years together which has seen the six-piece traverse the musical landscape to forge a signature sound that transcends genre by virtue of its pure improvised energy. The Cat Empire release Steal The Light on May 10 on Two Shoes Records through Inertia. The album also features amazing artwork by Graeme Base (of Animalia and The Eleventh Hour fame). For all the info, head to www.thecatempire.com

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RUBENS ON THE ROAD

Fresh back from the US playing shows at the world renowned South By Southwest Festival, current indie sensation The Rubens are set to embark on their most massive tour to date, spanning capital and regional city across the country. The Never Be The Same tour will include US act Walk The Moon and local heroes Oh Mercy, and feature tracks from their current album, including the smash My Gun. The Rubens are killing it worldwide, having sold out their first solo show in London sold out in 7 minutes, supported Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Hanging Rock and won a stack of awards along the way. Their debut album is out now through Ivy League/Mushroom. Catch The Rubens at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on May 10, and Geelong’s Yarra Hotel on May 12. Tickets onsale through Ticketmaster (for Forum show) and Oztix (for Geelong).

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PEARL MAGAZINE GIG GUIDE FRIDAY APRIL 5TH 2 Brothers Brewery (Moorabbin), Milan Perkins. 7pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 5pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & ‘Chardy & Some Blonde DJ’ (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke, 8pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 7pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), Eyespy. 9pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Andrea Marr Band. 8pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Double T-Rubble. 9pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays. 9pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Live Music Fridays (w DJ Jordan). 10pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 8pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Trims (McCrae), Live Music. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & DJ PK (in Formula Bar). 9pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Nick Anderson. 9pm

SATURDAY APRIL 6TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 5pm Baha (Rye), The Meanes (w TOV). 8pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Marky Mark & Benny Watty Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Momentum. 9pm Bermuda Bar (Rosebud), Open Deck DJs. 6pm Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), Broken Sweethearts, Rod Fritz & Alkali Fly. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), HQ Saturdays (w Resident DJs). 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Live DJs. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Daveys Saturdays (w Superfly DJs, Sammy Dred, Shane Martin & Guests). 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & DJ Craig), 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 9pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Rockadees & Firebird Trio. 8pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Moonah Links (Fingal), Live Music. 1:30pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Cocos Groovus Duo. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in Bistro). 7pm Rose GPO (Rosebud), Simon Dodd & Josh Roydhouse. 8:30pm Royal Hotel (Rosebud), Live Music. 8pm Sandringham Hotel, Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings). 9pm

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Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Pat Carroll Trio

SUNDAY APRIL 7TH Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Salacious (from 5pm) & The Machine (from 8:30pm) Bay Hotel (Mornington), Lloyd Spiegel. 3pm Bermuda Bar (Rosebud), Local Acoustic Acts. 6pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), Robb Papp. 1pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Cam Tapp. 3pm Captain Picknics (Rye), Live Music. 4:30pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Lisa Bade & Tony Byrne. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Paul Chox. 2pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Sunday Soultrain (w Wired). 2pm Frankston Bowls Club (Frankston), Peninsula Folk Club Jam. 6:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 4:30pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Geoff Achison. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Live Music. 1pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 4pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Liz Bradley. 2pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Phil Para Band. 4pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Matt Katsis. 12pm & Cold Snap. 3:30pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Live Music. 2pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Jay McLean 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), The Pierce Brothers. 5:30pm

MONDAY APRIL 8TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), Open Mic Night. 8pm Strike Bowling (Frankston), LOADED Mondays (w Karaoke). 5pm Taco Bill (Mornington), ‘Taco Munching Mondays’, (w Resident DJs). 8pm TUESDAY APRIL 9TH Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke, 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Trivia Night. 7pm WEDNESDAY APRIL 10TH Baha (Rye), Peninsula Songriders Club. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm THURSDAY APRIL 11TH 2 Brothers Brewery (Moorabbin), Simon Phillips. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase (w Chris Doe, Al & Em & Black Water Riff). 8pm Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays, (w Bedrock & DJ Chris P), 8pm Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), UNI Thursdays. 8:30pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge Duo. 6pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Karaoke. 8pm

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SATURDAY APRIL 13TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 5pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Marky Mark & Benny Watty Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Copyrite. 9pm Bermuda Bar (Rosebud), Open Deck DJs. 6pm Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), Lily & King, Brooke Taylor & Tim Walker. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), HQ Saturdays (w Resident DJs). 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Live DJs. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Daveys Saturdays (w Superfly DJs, Sammy Dred, Shane Martin & Guests). 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & DJ Craig), 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 9pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Live Music. 1pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), F100s & The Detonators. 8pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Moonah Links (Fingal), Live Music. 1:30pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Fused. 9:30pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays. 9pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in Bistro). 7pm Royal Hotel (Rosebud), Live Music. 8pm Sandringham Hotel, Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings). 9

Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY APRIL 14TH Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Salacious (from 5pm) & The Machine (from 8:30pm) Bay Hotel (Mornington), Shanakee. 3pm Beaches (Mornington), Top Cat. 3pm Bermuda Bar (Rosebud), Local Acoustic Acts. 6pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), TBC. 1pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Cam Tapp. 3pm Captain Picknics (Rye), Live Music. 4:30pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Wilbur Wilde & The Troublemakers. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Paul Chox. 2pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Sunday Soultrain (w PEARL – Aust Janis Joplin Show). 2pm Frankston Bowls Club (Frankston), Peninsula Folk Club Jam. 6:30pm Frankston Library (Frankston), Caitlin Arnold. 1:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 4:30pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Nick Charles. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Live Music. 1pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 4pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Ronnie Charles Slik Lix Band. 4pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), The Sunday Traders. 3:30pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Live Music. 2pm Mornington RSL (Mornington), Live Music. 12:30pm . Pier 10 (Shoreham), Mojo Pearls. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Shaun Kirk, 5:30pm.

MONDAY APRIL 15TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), Open Mic Night. 8pm Strike Bowling (Frankston), LOADED Mondays (w Karaoke). 5pm Taco Bill (Mornington), ‘Taco Munching Mondays’, (w Resident DJs). 8pm TUESDAY APRIL 16TH Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke, 8pm WEDNESDAY APRIL 17TH Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Balnarring Musos Night. 7pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm THURSDAY APRIL 18TH 2 Brothers Brewery (Moorabbin), Bridget Pross. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase (w Harry Storm, Matt Harrison & Black Water Riff). 8pm Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays, (w Bedrock & DJ Chris P), 8pm Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), UNI Thursdays. 8:30pm

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BANDS • DJS • KARAOKE • OpEN micS • fEStivAlS Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge Duo. 6pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Karaoke. 8pm Strike Bowling (Frankston), PLAY Thursdays. 8pm Twe12e Bar (Frankston), Mismatch Thursday. 9pm FRIDAY APRIL 19TH 2 Brothers Brewery (Moorabbin), Simon Phillips. 7pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 5pm Baha (Rye), Josh Owen Trio. 8pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & ‘Chris Eldred & John Baptiste’ (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 7pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), Eyespy. 9pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), John Luke Shelley High Speed Steele. 8pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Vaughn & Young. 9pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays. 9pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Live Music Fridays (w DJ Jordan). 10pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 8pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), INXSIVE (INXS Tribute Show) Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Trims (McCrae), Live Music. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ (in Formula Bar). 9pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Stefan Waltersson

SATURDAY APRIL 20TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 5pm Baha (Rye), Toby Beard. 8pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Marky Mark & Benny Watty Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Size Matters. 9pm Bermuda Bar (Rosebud), Open Deck DJs. 6pm Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), Nicollette Forte, Jess Palmer & Jamie Pye. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), HQ Saturdays (w Resident DJs). 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Live DJs. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Daveys Saturdays (w Superfly DJs, Sammy Dred, Shane Martin & Guests). 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & DJ Craig). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 9pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Moonah Links (Fingal), Live Music. 1:30pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Captain Spalding. 9:30pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm

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Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), King Catfish & The Rechords. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in Bistro). 7pm Sandringham Hotel, Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings). 9pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Le’ Disko

SUNDAY APRIL 21ST Bay Hotel (Mornington), Geoff Achison. 3pm Bermuda Bar (Rosebud), Local Acoustic Acts. 6pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), Seymour Sisters. 1pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Cam Tapp. 3pm Captain Picknics (Rye), Live Music. 4:30pm Coast (Blairgowrie), The Love Stars. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Paul Chox. 2pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Sunday Soultrain (w Reverend Funk). 2:30pm Frankston Bowls Club (Frankston), Peninsula Folk Club Jam. 6:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 4:30pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Toby. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Live Music. 1pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 4pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Ronnie Charles Slik Lix Band. 4pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Live Music. 2pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Bob StarkieSkyhooks. 3:30pm Mornington RSL (Mornington), Jazz Music. Pier 10 (Shoreham), James Vincent. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Jimi Hocking

MONDAY APRIL 22ND Backyard Bar (Mornington), Open Mic Night. 8pm Strike Bowling (Frankston), LOADED Mondays (w Karaoke). 5pm Taco Bill (Mornington), ‘Taco Munching Mondays’, (w Resident DJs). 8pm TUESDAY APRIL 23RD Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke, 8pm WEDNESDAY APRIL 24TH Baha (Rye), Peninsula Songriders Club. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm THURSDAY APRIL 25TH – ANZAC DAY 2 Brothers Brewery (Moorabbin), Simon Phillips. 7pm Baha (Rye), Quarry Mountain Dead Rats. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase (w Ruby Whiting, Daniel Jenkins & Black Water Riff). 8pm Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays, (w Bedrock & DJ Chris P). 8pm

APRIL 4 - MAY 2 Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Open Vinyl Night. 7pm Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), UNI Thursdays. 8:30pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge Duo. 6pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Karaoke. 8pm Strike Bowling (Frankston), PLAY Thursdays. 8pm Twe12e Bar (Frankston), Mismatch Thursday. 9pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Comedy Show (w Mark Jackson & Warwick Capper). 9pm FRIDAY APRIL 26TH 2 Brothers Brewery (Moorabbin), Jame Forbes. 7pm Atrium (Safety Beach), Club Creole. 6pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 5pm Baha (Rye), Sticky Fingers. 8pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & ‘Ladies Night (w Holly J & Orchestrated)’ (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Two Phase. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke, 8pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 7pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), Eyespy. 9pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Sun Rising. 8pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Double T-Rubble. 9pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays. 9pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Live Music Fridays (w DJ Jordan). 10pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 8pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Trims (McCrae), Live Music. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ (in Formula Bar). 9pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Nick Anderson

SATURDAY APRIL 27TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 5pm Baha (Rye), Jed Rowe Band. 8pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Marky Mark & Benny Watty Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Shazam. 9pm Bermuda Bar (Rosebud), Open Deck DJs. 6pm Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), Andy Gordon (Album Launch), Sarah Eida & Erik Parker. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), HQ Saturdays (w Resident DJs). 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Live DJs. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Daveys Saturdays (w Superfly DJs, Sammy Dred, Shane Martin & Guests). 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & DJ Craig). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 9pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Live Music. 1pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Firebird Trio, Booze

Bombs & DJ Dude Tedesco. 8pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Rob Kirk Duo. 9:30pm Moonah Links (Fingal), Live Music. 1:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in Bistro). 7pm Sandringham Hotel, Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings). 9pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Smashenator

SUNDAY APRIL 28TH Bay Hotel (Mornington), Chris Wilson. 3pm Bermuda Bar (Rosebud), Local Acoustic Acts. 6pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), Backyard Brew. 1pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Cam Tapp. 3pm Captain Picknics (Rye), Live Music. 4:30pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Madlips. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Paul Chox. 2pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Sunday Soultrain (Phil Para Band). 2:30pm Frankston Bowls Club (Frankston), Peninsula Folk Club Jam. 6:30pm Frankston Library (Frankston), Ree Liddell. 1:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 9pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Holycow Bannd. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Live Music. 1pm Level One @Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Live Music. 4pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Ronnie Charles Slik Lix Band. 4pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Live Music. 2pm Mordialloc Sports Club (Mordialloc), Party Animals. 3:30pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Romanjanco 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Atomic High Tones

MONDAY APRIL 29TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), Open Mic Night. 8pm Strike Bowling (Frankston), LOADED Mondays (w Karaoke). 5pm Taco Bill (Mornington), ‘Taco Munching Mondays’, (w Resident DJs). 8pm WEDNESDAY MAY 1ST Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Balnarring Musos Night. 7pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm

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Melbourne five piece Underground Lovers are back after a fourteen-year hiatus between albums. The LP titled Weekends has a few standout tracks on it, Au Pair and In Silhouette are probably my favourites. The record features some really cool songwriting, but for the most part it’s a frustrating listen. This is all due to overproduction over most of the album, and I just didn’t get into it. What was annoying was when they pulled back on the sci-fi sound effects, it was a cool pop-rock album. The band sounds pretty good and the change up of singer from girl to guy all the time is handy. I’m never a fan of much production, but I really think it was excessive. Still there’s things to like that you should check out.

The Depths is the third album set to be released by the soulful and bluesy The Blackwater Fever. The Brisbane based duo have now become a trio, introducing a bass and organ into their musical mix. The new collaboration delivers a raw, organic album dripping with dark and atmospheric melodies. The band took over the production of their third album, spending a year growing and evolving their earthy garage blues sound. The album bears some emotional slow burners, including the lyrically poignant single Won’t Cry Over You and tracks such as Don’t Fuck With Joe deliver the gritty, hard edge musicality that has become the bands trademark. The album is great example of Australian born and bred rock n roll.

I guess it’s unusual to review a sampler disc, but I decided to do just that with this outstanding collection from Steve Purcell’s little boutique label Belmar Records. The recording philosophy is to capture the rare moments when musicians are locked in a room together & with the exception of the odd BV or horn overdub, does just that. As explained in the liner notes, the top 10 is voted for by subscribers & listeners to the Belmar BLOG site. They’ve chosen an eclectic mix of the best of the Blues, Jazz & Roots that Belmar specializes in, with too many standout tracks to list here. There’s a mix of original & covers with some very interesting re-interpretting of some classics. There’s even some ‘B’ sides!! My only complaint is I’d like to see a more detailed personnel list as the artists are only identified by their ‘Belmar studio’ names & titles. Visit belmarrecords.com to hear more & vote. Great stuff.

Their 10th studio album in 20yrs, Clutch are a four piece southern American band. Straight away on the title track Earth Rocker, they’re into the main sound of the album; some fast, pretty heavy - and a little funky - rock n roll. It’s awesome. At first listen I thought of Kiss, on second listen I thought that was dumb except for the chorus of the first song. They wrote the album around the time they were touring with Motorhead and Thin Lizzy and you can hear that influence, but this is definitely their own sound. The whole band can seriously play their instruments. I like how the album is all up-tempo with a tonne of energy, except for the one song, dead in the middle, Gone Cold, which slows it down with some psychedelic blues. There are only a couple of tracks that were a bit generic rock, but even they have a cool guitar break or solo. MATT RIPPON

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Well a little beyond my time but I do remember slamming to this stuff back in the learned years. Iggy is the original antiestablishment angst guy. Big boots to fill especially with the stooges tagged on the end. Overall the album has some essence in it with Job, Ready To Die and Gun being Iggy energy. I cant help feeling a little Lou Reed in there too DD’s is something different and fresh with a real funk feel and horns that smash it out. That’s then followed up with something I could see in a Quentin Tarantino flick with Unfriendly World and The Departed. Is it sentimental? Yeah I guess it takes me somewhere in my youth. It delivers well and surprises you too, with some real gems. Grab this as it will get anybody shaking... and thinking!

When I first found out, a few years ago, that some random duo from Warrnambool got the gig on TripleJ breakfast, it renewed my hope that people were still being plucked from obscurity to ‘hit the big time’. It seems they have now, hence ABC/TripleJ releases ‘the best bits’ on CD, giving you a slice of their TomBallardfoolery, as well as a nod to some of their more cringworthy moments. I must admit, off the bat, i’m not so much of a fan of the duo on radio. In my mind, people are still trying like buggery to match (let alone beat) the standard set in the late 90s by ‘Martin/Molloy’, but with that in mind it’s an honest and loyal translation from their on-air antics. Segments such as Lewi McKirdy teaches Alex How to Drive, Jake the Disagreeable Listener & Brain Sponge ticke the area next to your funny bone and fans should be suitably amused. WANG First records are always a challenge. Commendable lads.

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Released in 1970, the Rolling stones Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out was possibly the best live rock album of its time. Apart from one track (Love In Vain), the album captures the Stones at their live best during the November 27 & 28, 1969, concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. Love In Vain was from the previous days concert in Baltimore. The album has most of the usual suspects of the day: Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Carol, Stray Cat blues, Love In Vain, Midnight Rambler, Sympathy For The Devil, Live With Me, Little

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Queenie, Honky Tonk Woman and Street Fighting Man. Surprisingly however, their biggest hit and crowd pleaser Satisfaction is absent but was actually performed at the concert. Live recordings have obviously greatly improved since the sixties but Ya-Ya’s captures the mood of the era, making it a very worthwhile album and one which went to number one in the UK charts and number six in the U.S. The performance reflects the enormous onstage energy of the band; in particular Mick Jagger who constantly entertains the audience with between songs banter like, “Charlie’s good tonight, isn’t he!? There are a couple of sluggish moments in Sympathy For The Devil, but Jagger manages to

sweeten the fans at every opportunity with quips like, “I think I’ve busted a button on my trousers, I hope they don’t fall down. You don’t want my trousers to fall down now do ya?” Nah, she’s right thanks Mick! RAY MCGROTTY

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with DJ Iceman

1. HELLO BUDDY The Superman Lovers

4. COOL, WITHOUT YOU Tommy Sunshine, Disco Fries & Kid Sister

An amazingly smooth and funky track, very laid back this is great for a recover session or to build up early. The Superman Lovers are back with some awesome tunes

Funky vocal track with loads of floor filling commercial vibe to it, play this main room or late set, the vocals and production are spot on, this is worth checking out. 4/5

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5. ROCK WITH ME Rene Amesz

2. LET’S GO Mobin Master & Tate Strauss

This is one track this is laid back yet has main room punch as well it has punch and a great vocal hook that you can’t help but get into check out the artist for more great tracks. 4.5 / 5

Going to be a massive floor track with great build ups and a huge drop. This is going to rock Melbourne clubs think back to the ‘old school’ house of the late 90s when club tunes rocked

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4.5 / 5 3. FATE’S MINOR Silversix

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This is one track that has the potential to be great, but I was left wanting more. It just missed on the hook, the vocal sample was to repetitive and missed something.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY RADIO Community radio is vital part of Australian broadcasting, providing a huge range of programming, generating high levels of local content and opening doors to the music and media industry alike. In the 2012 budget he Government delivered a funding cut for community digital services of $1.4 million per annum, making it impossible to maintain all current services. When it comes down to it, Digital radio broadcasting differs from AM and FM broadcasting through an improved sound quality and greater choice in listening. There is no question that the future of free-to-air broadcasting is digital. Melbourne stations at risk include well-loved stations such as PBS Digital, 3RRR Digital and SYN Youth Radio.

One of PEARL’s own journalists, Matilda Heggie, has worked with 3RRR and SYN and can personally advocate the validity of Community radio in the media landscape. “Without the opportunities that Community radio provides for both young people and musicians alike, Australia would not have the flourishing music scene we are lucky enough to enjoy today. Almost all radio hosts and producers working in major stations started somewhere in Community Radio.” Show your support for Community Radio by simply adding your email to the campaign at committocommunityradio.org.au. Tune in to Community Radio to decide for yourself whether it’s right for some stations to be left behind in the digital switch. You can hear Matilda’s show ‘Da’Burbs’ on 90.7 SYN FM 9am-10am Tuesdays.

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LET HER GO Passenger 2 CAN’T HOLD US Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 3 THANKYOU Mkto 4 JUST GIVE ME A REASON P!nk (feat. Nate Ruess) 5 STAY Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko) 6 HEY PORSCHE Nelly 7 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur 8 FEEL THIS MOMENT Pitbull 9 I NEED YOUR LOVE Calvin Harris (feat. Ellie Goulding) 10 I COULD BE THE ONE Avicii Vs Nicky Romero

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THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE Justin Timberlake 2 ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS Passenger 3 SINGULARITY Northlane 4 + Ed Sheeran 5 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE P!nk 6 COLLECTION Bruce Springsteen 7 COMEDOWN MACHINE The Strokes 8 WHAT ABOUT NOW Bon Jovi 9 THE HEIST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 10 CONTROLLER British India

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5. MELINDA (Live @ UNO Lakefront Arena (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) If you search for Tom Petty on Spotify, you’ll come across a 4 disc Live Anthology set, all of which is a must listen. Melinda, live at UNO, is the band at its best, featuring some tasty piano. Petty’s vocals are ON for the whole 4 disc set. 4. LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS (The Band feat. Eric Clapton) Off the ‘98 Jubilation record, this is one of my favourites of the new era of The Band. Clapton’s work is minimal, but that’s the beauty of it. 3. YESTERDAY SHUTTING DOWN (David Ryan Harris) John Mayer’s longtime friend and touring partner, David Ryan Harris, has a stack of tasty and souful tunes. This one has some definite D’Angelo overtones, with some reversed guitar production & tight harmonies. It sounds pretty 90s, but then again who doesn’t miss the 90s? 2. BETTER OFF (Haim) Haim are a band and sound that has a real quirk and randomness that is a little Regina Spektor, but also a little Tori Amos. Put those two in the same sentence and it’s always good. 1. LADYBUD (The Presidents Of The United States Of America) These guys’ 2004 return album was ok, but this song off their ‘08 record marks the return of what Next made this band great; stupid songs about insects, small obscure animals and machinery. Brilliant.

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Rhys Rogers isn’t your average, everyday 9yr old. Holding four world records, four sponsors and a fist full of talent, this kid has amazing things ahead of him and huge opportunities on the horizon. Cam Sinclair of Monza Imports (Fox Clothing) has said that with the 9 years of training Rhys has ahead of him, he will be a force to be reckoned with as soon as he hits the competitive circuit of motocross. Rhys also takes his talents above and beyond with his BMX riding and Scooter. He has won the Victorian under 12 championships two years in a row and was the youngest competitor at the age of 7. I got to have a few words with this young gun, and learnt that he is as humble as he is talented.

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PEARL: Name, Age and Job description? ROGERS: My name is Rhys Rogers, I’m nine years old and I ride scooters. PEARL: How long have you been in the business? ROGERS: Ah, about 6 or 7 years now. PEARL: Nice! So I hear you’re a world record holder! What for, and what else have you done? ROGERS: Flair, backflip bike, double front flip on a scooter, and double back flip on a scooter. PEARL: So what age were you when you did all these things, man? ROGERS: Um, seven when I back flipped a bike, eight when I did a front flip, eight when I did a double flip and eight when I did flair. PEARL: Eight years old! Nice! You really have some talent huh? Any sponsors? ROGERS: Umm, yeah! I’m with Envy Scooters, The Shed, Pro-tech sort of, and Fox clothing. That’s it. PEARL: What about paparazzi? Any followers? ROGERS: [Laughs] Heaps! PEARL: [Laughs] What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you on a bike or a scooter? ROGERS: Uhh, probably my nose. I cracked the bone. I also chip my teeth a lot. PEARL: OUCH! So, what do you want to get out of all this? Out of scootering? ROGERS: I’d like to get a career, and just get a job like at a skate shop. Nitro (circus)! Yeah I might get a job there. PEARL: What’s your favorite trick to do on a scooter? ROGERS: Um, probably a double flip and backflip on my bike. PEARL: Well, you have more guts than me! What’s next for Rhys Rogers, bro? ROGERS: Triple backflip! [laughs] You can check Rhys Rogers out, with all his talent, on YouTube. Just type in ‘Rhys Rogers park days 2013’, and see all his latest stuff. Also keep your eye out in PEARL as we bring all the latest developments with Rogers and his career. DANIEL DIETZEL

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SKEET DERHAM NAME: AGE: SPONSORS: LIVES: JOB: FAVOURITE WAVES: FAVOURITE BOARD:

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Skeet Derham 28 Ozmosis, Balin, Mick Pierce Flinders Flinders Carpentry & Constructions End of My Street, Nias, Mundaka 9.10 Mick Pierce Gun

PEARL: How long have you been surfing, and where did you learn to surf? DERHAM: Jonny Wilson, the owner of Balin, got me into surfing when I was probably 7 or 8yrs old. We first surfed around Westernport Bay and graduated to the reefs at Flinders when I was about 11. PEARL: You’ve a developed and enviable lifestyle pattern, working for 6 month or so on the Peninsula, and then vanishing to chase waves around the world. Where have you travelled to overseas and how long do you plan to keep the nomad lifestyle rolling? DERHAM: There is no other place in the world where you can work as carpenter, make good money and have the beach only 5mins away and for that I feel very privileged. I’m just trying to live my life to the fullest and not get stuck in the one spot for too long. I’ve done a year and a half travelling though South America, recently did an 8 month stint in Europe chasing some Paddle-bombies in Spain and a 3 month trip to Nias. I’ve been to Hawaii, California and Brazil on other trips. The sense of adventure is what keeps me going so I’m hoping that it will never stop. PEARL: You have solidified your reputation as a big wave guy. What attracts you to big waves and where did you ride the biggest waves you have ever caught? DERHAM: It’s just the pure adrenalin rush you get when paddling into a wave over 15ft. There is nothing like it, and for me it’s so addictive and I love it! Last winter in Spain I probably rode the biggest waves of my life with good friend Fernando Riego ‘Nano’. Nano was nominated for the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards for his efforts and it was amazing to see him do his thing when the waves were over 20ft. I definitely learnt a lot! Without Nano over in Spain, I wouldn’t have had the preparation to surf those waves so I’m ever grateful to him. PEARL: Do you do any training for your big wave surfing? DERHAM: Yeah I do. When you are prepared for it there is no better feeling when the swell finally arrives because you know in your head you can handle a massive beating from a 20ft wave. Having said that, I believe that 80% of preparation is in your head. If you want it bad enough and you have a respect for the ocean usually things pan out well. PEARL: Who did you look up to, as a surfer, growing up? DERHAM: I really like guys doing their own thing with surfing, not following any comps, trends or being self-centered. Guys like Dave Rastaviich, Mark Mathews, Shane Dorian and Josh Morgan. The local standard of surfers on the Peninsula is rising and there is a pretty solid tight-knit crew. I’ve been blown away with all the young guys doing airs and really surfing well and I get so pumped when I see the kids doing so well. PEARL: Any final words? DERHAM: Yeah without help things are a lot harder so...Thanks to Ozmosis and Balin who give me support, also Mick pierce who shaped me some beautiful big wave boards and then sent them over to Spain for me.. Josh Morgan for his support and Nano over in Spain for having me to stay and showing me around the north coast of Spain. EDDIE WEARNE / SHED NINE

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KILLING THE MATADOR

On Friday, March 8 the Snake Hole Gallery in Mornington exploded with life. The faint smell of Caronas, vanilla tobacco and Red Bull lingered through the air, while the ambient sounds of the crowds’ critique and laughter filled the small space, like thunder in an empty house. The entire surf, skate and art community made their pilgrimage to the gallery for a night showcasing a new and exciting venue, the premiere of the Otis Carey Project / Patrick Pearse film – Kill The Matador – screening on the night, and the artworks adorning the walls of the gallery. There was no sense of disappointment among the crowd as they marveled at the highly stylized works strewn across the space. The artists themselves, buzzing with excitement, were more than happy to mingle with the onlookers and give further meaning to each individual piece. Many limited prints sold on the night for around thirty dollars, and individual and unique pieces sold for up to five hundred dollars. Fans snapped up Works by Otis Carey and Ozzy Wright quickly, as many of the crowd gathered to marvel at one of Carey’s boards slung from the wall. As the make shift cinema started to come to life, the lights were dimmed and the music came to a stop. Patrons both young and old delighted in some generous giveaways. Thanks to artist Cam Stynes and Skate/Surf Company Vans, some lucky winners found themselves walking away with loads of free merchandise. Then came the moment everyone was waiting for, with 40 minutes of explosive surfing and awe inspiring aerial maneuvers performed on screen by Carey and his band of misfits, capturing the crowd. Electric sounds by bands featured, such as WaxWitches and The Goons Of Doom, filling the air and amplifying the true intensity of the film. At the end of the viewing, there was no sense of disappointment throughout the gallery. After many of the crowd started to disperse, a few of the guests stayed on to have a few more drinks and enjoy the enriching environment, full of creativity. When the night eventually came to a close, the feeling of success could be seen on the artists and host’s faces. For those who attended the night, it was definitely something to remember. Prints by all the artists can still be purchased online at thesnakehole. bigcartel.com. Make sure you get in quick because these pieces are only limited, and definitely something you wont want to miss out on. For more info on the film, visit www. killthematador.com DANIEL DIETZEL

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BEHIND THE SCENES

WITH DANIEL ‘KIRKY’ KIRK & THE BOWL RIDERS SKATE COMPS Interview by Eddie Wearne Daniel ‘Kirky’ Kirk loves to skate. Humble, friendly and outgoing, the 20yr old lad’s always smiling when he’s on a board. Combining his passions for skateboarding, photography, film, social media and generally getting things done, Kirky has become the ‘go to’ man for the Peninsula based skate crew known as ‘The Bowlriders.’

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I chatted with Kirky on the eve of another Bowlriders Comp in April. PEARL: How long have you been filming and taking skate photos? KIRK: It all started back when I was a grom, filming Matty Taylor at the old Frankston Skate Park. When they closed that park down, I stopped, but started up again at age eighteen, getting myself a cheap camera. I haven’t stopped since.

PEARL: Who exactly are the bowl riders? KIRK: Originally, there were a few of us that started just so we could upload photos onto the Internet for fun; Gavin Ashley, Brooke Thomson, Jayden Thomson, Matty Taylor and myself. I guess, these days, the Bowl Riders is a bigger group, just whoever comes and skates the bowls with us. It’s great to see the new faces, particularly at the comps. PEARL: You ran your first proper comp at Rye Skate Bowl in October, known as the ‘Rye Bowl Jam?’ KIRK: Yeah, a local young gun Kaeden Stevenson came to me asking if we could run a BBQ Bowl Jam down at the Rye Bowl, so I made a few phone calls and we got a skate comp going. You guys featured it in PEARL, which was great. We had a few sponsors jump on board and the barbeque kinda blew out to a full-scale comp. There was great community spirit with a live grafitti demo and free sausages for the kids. It was a great day for Peninsula Skateboarding. PEARL: Do you plan to run another Rye Bowl Jam this October, and make it an annual event? KIRK: Yes, we had a lot of great feedback from everybody saying that they want more. We hope to make it bigger, better and more professional to attract more skaters from the city to the amazing bowl & cradle that Rye is. PEARL: There are rumours of Bowl Riders series next summer. Can you tell us more?

KIRK: At this stage I don’t want to give too much away, but yes this is true. We want to create bigger and more professional events with better prizes, however don’t want to lose the hard-core skate vibe that we’re all about. PEARL: The Bowl Riders are running a comp at Frankston on the April 13. Tell us about that? KIRK: Our next comp will be on Saturday April 13 at Frankston Skate Park. It’ll be a big bowl event with groms, old school and ppen divisions with $500 prize money going to the open event. After that we will head over to the street section for the best trick in street. We have a live Graf show again with skater artists Mikey XXi and Tailz and a few local guys, as well as plenty of giveaways, a BBQ and Frankston Youth Central’s ‘WHAT’ truck. The comp kicks of at 12:00 noon but sign up time for the big bowl event is 11:30am then sign up at 4:00pm for best trick in street. PEARL: Final thoughts? KIRK: Just like to say thank you to all the sponsors and all those who are helping behind the scenes. We can’t do this without your support. For more info on the comp, head over to Facebook and look for ‘Bowl Riders’. It is going to be a good day for the Melbourne Skateboard Community. Later Skaterz. EDDIE WEARNE / SHED NINE

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THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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CRANBOURNE & HAMPTON PARK ACTIVITIES

Get ready to start Term 2 with Casey Council’s Youth Activities, running weekly at the Cranbourne and Hampton Park Youth Information Centres. The timetable for weekly activities at the Cranbourne Youth Information Centre is as follows: Mondays – Jam sessions from 3:30-5pm Wednesdays – Young Mums group 1-2:30pm Fridays – Total Gaming Fridays (includes Play Stations, Computers, Board Games, Wii etc.) 3:30-5pm The Hampton Park Youth Information Centre’s weekly timetable is: Mondays – Table Tennis 3:30-5pm Tuesdays – Round Of Applause Performing Arts Group performances 3:30-5pm Thursdays – Crafty Creations 3:30-5pm The Cranbourne Youth Information Centre is located at Shop 58, Centro Cranbourne, and is contactable on 5996 7667. The Hampton Park Youth Information Centre is located next to the Hampton Park Library at 22-26 Stuart Avenue, Hampton Park and contactable on 9702 9510.

Kingston Youth and Family Services will host two of the 11 YMCA South Eastern Skate and BMX League heats in the coming weeks. The annual event showcases the talent of Skateborders and BMXers while they compete for a place in the June finals at the Junction Skate Park in Hawthorn East. Each event will hold 12 and under, 16 and under, open males, and open females categories. The first heat is on April 6 at Bicentennial Park, Chelsea, and the second will be on April 20 at Sir William Fry Park in Cheltenham. BMX registration will open at 11am, followed by the Skateboarding at 2pm at both heats. For more info about registration, contact Janet on 1300 369 436.

MPYS HITS THE ROAD THIS HOLIDAYS School holidays have finally arrived, and Information Centres Mornington Youth Peninsula Youth Services have a number of activities planned for young people aged 10 to 16 years. Cranbourne Activities include Ten Pin Bowling shop at the58, Cranbourne Rosebud Bowling CentreCentro on Wednesday Centre April 3, a visit to Luna Park shopping on Wednesday 7667 April 10, a trip to the Melbourne 5996 Icehouse on Thursday April 11, and onHampton Friday April 12 Park participants will be taken Melbourne 22 -to26the stuart Avenue Sports and Aquatic Centre. Hampton Park Places are limited for these activities, 9702 9510 and many already taken, so contact the Casey 360 Mobile Youth Info Centre Mornington Peninsula Youth Services now 0438 013 165 to ensure your spot. All activities will be casey360@casey.vic.gov.au fully supervised by qualified youth workers, who will also be providing transport from City of Casey the Shed 11 Youth Centre in Hastings and various pick up points across the Telephone: 9705 5200 Mornington Peninsula. Facsimile: 9704 9544 Shed 11 will also be open over the school TTY: 9705 5568 holidays holding various activities. (Telephone Typewriter) For more information, visit www.mpys. TIs: 131 450 com.au or phone 5950 1666. (Translating and

School holidays have arrived, and so has the chance for young people to have some fun participating in the many activities around Frankston. There are activities for youth and families all around Frankston including junior ranger activities at Frankston’s Sweetwater Creek Reserve and Belvedere Bushland Reserve, workshops and activities at Sand Sculpting Australia’s Under The Sea display at the Frankston Waterfront, canoeing along Kananook Creek, and golf training for youngsters from the club professional at Centenary Park Golf Course. Frankston City’s Youth Services are also hosting day trips such as cooking, go-karting and a trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo. There will also be on-site activities from 1-4pm weekdays at their drop in centres. Some activities have age restrictions and/or require bookings. For a full list of school holiday events, contact Lisa Grundy on 9768 1367 or visit www.frankston.vic.gov.au.

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St Kilda Youth Services will throw its second annual St Kilda Youth Festival on April 14, in support of National Youth Week. This year’s ‘Circus sideshow’ themed festival is expected to attract thousands of young Victorians and showcase the diverse talents and contributions of young people across Australia, with two stages programmed with live and local music, dance, roving performers and art installations throughout the day. On the bill to perform will be dance-rock band 8 Bit Love, described as ‘a boisterous frenzy of cow-bell playing, screaming and dancing’, all-female hip hop crew Kuan Yin Society, who’ll be incorporating art, music and dance simultaneously and bringing together over 15 years of diverse experiences, live performances, recordings, exhibitions, dance and dynamite and Melbourne-based DJ MzRizk, who has been spinning soulful tunes and dope beats around town for over 5 years supporting the likes of Mos Def, MF Doom, Lyrics Born, DJ Jazzy Jay, Young MC, DJ Day, Rich Medina and Jesse Boykins III. Bringing the youth flavor to the day will be 15yr old Soliloquy, who has accomplished more than most young aspiring rappers will ever dream of, let alone achieve. His debut performance was in front of a sold out venue making a guest appearance on stage with New York Hip-Hop legend Pharoahe Monch; since that show in November 2010, Soliloquy has been hard at work writing and recording for his debut album. Also on board will be 21yr old rapper Allday, fresh from tearing up the Australian hip-hop scene with a fresh perspective, smooth melodies and lyrical flow. He hails from Blackwood as well; the home of Hilltop Hoods, in Adelaide. Headlining the event will be Grey Ghost, who after gaining attention fronting The Melodics is now one of the innovators in the hip-hop and indie scenes. Teaming up with an amazingly talented and highly energetic live band, Grey Ghost has appeared on many of the summer festival stages, flipping the music of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Chemist, The Beach Boys and Battles, to name a few. The day is organised for youth, by youth and is an all ages, drug and alcohol free event to be located at the O’Donnell Gardens in St Kilda, opposite Luna Park. For more information, visit www.skys.org.au.

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EXTRA, EXTRA

Music Between The Lines... A LEFT OF CENTRE LOOK AT ALL THE RIGHT THINGS, WITH KOG

Hipsters of the world unite! Your lord David ‘Ziggy Alladin Sane’ Bowie is back! He’s back and he looks nothing like a hipster. In fact he looks a lot like a well dressed 60yr old. In fact, he’s a well dressed 66yr old! The Next Day is Bowie’s first album in 10yrs and not only is it good for an old person, it’s good for any person. In a time when Lindsay Lohan can’t walk down the street without a photo of her knickers appearing on page three of Grazia magazine, this guy managed to record an album over 2 years without anyone knowing it existed until it was done. I have this weird habit of saving certain artists for certain periods of my life. I’ve got Neil Young ready for my early 30s, Ray Charles for my late 20s and Phil Collins for when I’m dead and I can no longer hear anything. Anyway my early 20s has involved a lot of David Bowie. I think its got a lot to do with

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realising you might not be young forever and attempting to source out people who have managed to maintain a certain level of reverence and sexiness over an extended period of time. Bowie is more interesting to me now than he was as the cross dressing myth of the 1970s. He is part of rock’s the first ever generation of ‘legends’ who also qualify for the senior citizens bus ticket discount. His colleagues have failed him thus fair. McCartney has proven himself to be tame at best and Dylan has proven himself to be worthless in a live setting, while Jagger is only a shadow of his former self. Bowie continues to be Bowie. He maintains his youth; he is willing to take risks musically and continues to embrace the change around him while maintaining his signature tone. For some reason, though, his true believers never doubted this outcome. It may have to do with the fact that behind the tabloid stories and space jumpsuits was actual talent. Listen to him sing Life On Mars with just a piano, there’s nothing to hide behind and it shows. While young stars often distance themselves from these older legends, they are also quietly watching to see what the future may have in store for them. Ultimately they

should learn that the only way to attain longevity in this business is to work hard at your craft and attain talent that is truly yours. So Mr. Bowie, hats off. You might have a nice little retirement fund waiting for you, but we’re not done with you yet. KOG RAVINDRAN Kog Ravindran is a writer, occasionally sings for Melbourne band, The Scarecrows and currently has his debut solo EP Barricades out in the world. Find out all about him at facebook.com/Kog4music or check him out on Triple J Unearthed.

Now for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! Mana Del Rey, Lana Del Gay and Queen of the Hipsters; Joshua Maddox Wellington’s parody film Lana Delusion and Reality has earned him all of these names, and some ‘internet famez’. A blend of stunning cinematography and biting satire, Wellington’s Lana talks about her ‘inpir-aahh-shun’ in songwriting and wonders just how does coke get in the can? Following up the success of his first mockumentary, you can watch a Lana fallen from grace in the sequel, ‘My Pistol tastes like Pespi Cola’, and look out for a bearded Lana in the Griswold’s soon to be released video clip. Watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLNnILbRLYU

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FESTIVALS WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL The inaugural Mornington Winter Jazz Festival, to be held across Queen’s Birthday Weekend in June, coincides with the launch of the Archibald Prize at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. The event will see Mornington come alive with a celebration of Music, Arts and Heritage. Internationally recognised jazz artists, Renee Geyer and Vince Jones, are rumoured to be headlining the dynamic music program, capping off a host of industry renowned and local musicians. With Mornington’s own Historical Steam Train turning its tune to jazz, alongside Historical Trails, the Mornington Farmers Market, the Main Street Craft Market, Main Street Little Archie’s Window Walk Exhibition and much more; it will all be happening over the festival Get ready to soak up the atmosphere from every street corner and in restaurants, cafes and bars! It’ll be a long weekend not to be missed in Mornington! Stay tuned to PEARL Magazine over the coming months for all the latest on this exciting new festival sure to be another highlight on the local event calendar. For further details find the festival on Facebook or contact the Mornington Chamber of Commerce on 5975 4522.

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July 5-7, 2013

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- Supafest April 27, 2013

- Melb International Singers Festival June 5-10, 2013

- Winter Blues Festival July 26-28, 2013

- Creamfields April 28, 2013

- National Celtic Festival June 7-10, 2013

- Groovin The Moo May 4, 2013

- Winter Jazz Festival June 7-10, 2013

- Cherry Rock 2013 May 5, 2013

- Woodend Winter Arts Festival June 7-10, 2013

- Kingston Harvest Festival May 11, 2013

- Winter Wine Weekend June 8-10, 2013

- Melbourne Jazz Festival May 31-June 9, 2013

- Kilmore Celtic Festival June 28-30, 2013

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- Movements Festival April 27, 2013

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- National Youth Week April 5-12, 2013 - Yarra Valley Food & Wine Fest April 12-14, 2013 - Rosebud Rock ‘n Rods Festival April 13, 2013 - Mount Beauty Music Festival April 19-20, 2013 - Apollo Bay Music Festival April 26-28, 2013 - Break The Ice April 27, 2013

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- Darebin Music Feast To be announced - Kelly Country Pick August 15-18, 2013 - Guildford Banjo Jamboree September 20-22, 2013 - Mildura Country Music Festival September 27-October 2, 2013 - Parklife October 6, 2013 - Royal Melbourne Show September 21-October 2, 2013

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APOLLO BAY FESTIVAL RELEASES SECOND ROUND LINE-UP

T.I, with Akon, Ne.Yo, J Cole, Young Jeezy and ‘street-tweens’ Mindless Behaviour along for the hydraulic ride. Tickets thru www.supafest.com.au. Peace.

With just under a month to go, Apollo Bay Music Festival organisers have now announced two waves of artists, set to entertain over the final weekend in April. Joining Turin Brakes, Sandi Thom and Ghost Orkid (among others), are Skunkhour (interviewed this month in PEARL!), Jordie Lane, Living Stone Daisies, Blue Eyes Cry and Hussy Hicks. Held from April 26-28, see www. apollobaymusicfestival.com for ticket availabilities.

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THE FINEST FOOD AND WINE ON OFFER The Yarra Valley is renowned for its remarkable food and wine, so why not have a three-day festival in honour of such things? Held from April 11-14 across various Yarra Valley venues, patrons will enjoy Cider and Ale events, Master Classes, Cooking demonstrations, Five-Course Dinners, Wine Tastings with a nuance of family-fun tossed in. Details at yarravalleyfestival.com.au

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Grab your chains and celebrate your inner urban-ness with the fourth installation of Supafest, held April 27. Set to reverberate Flemington Racecourse are bad boy rappers 50 CENT and the criminally-skilled

The Kingston Harvest Festival, held May 11, promises to be a celebration of all things family for those seeking a day of fun on a low budget. With a plethora of activities for children and grown-ups alike against a backdrop of the finest local country and bluegrass music, this is not one to be missed. The day will feature the music of Adam Brand (featured in PEARL this month!), Sal Kimber & the Rollin Wheel, Nigel Wearne & The Cast Iron Promises, Tracey McNeil Band, Shaun Kirk, Lloyd Spiegel Duo and more. So get down to Roy Dore Reserve from 11am and enjoy the festivities.

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Get YOLO and LOL out of your conversation and start a new one with the Melbourne Jazz Festival held from May 31 – June 9. Taking Jazz back to its conversational routes and playing across 15 Melbourne venues will be Cassandra Wilson, the Mike Stern Band, the Christian McBride Trio, 774’s Roaring Swing and Thundercat – among many more. There will be a few Jazz events popping up on the calendar over the coming months, both locally and closer to the

CBD, so keep your well trained (or should I say John Coltrained) ears peeled! See www.melbournejazz.com for The Melbourne Jazz Festival event program.

NO MORE ROOM IN THE PADDOCK! Bendigo will be abuzz on May 4, with 26 of the finest local and international artists – including Flume, Alpine, Hungry Kids of Hungry, Tame Impala, and The Kooks – performing over three stages for Groovin The Moo. For those ticketless souls, it is our unfortunate duty to inform you that the event has completely SOLD OUT. For those with tickets, hurrah! Check www.gtm.net.au for broadcast schedules.

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What better way to celebrate a Youth Festival than to hold it outside Melbourne’s Luna Park? On April 14 a troupe of talented individuals will come together celebrating the young people of Australia, in an entirely drug and alcohol-free event. Musicians (such as Soliloquy, 8 Bit Love and headliners Ghost Orkid), as well as roving performers and artists will be on display in the ‘Circus Sideshow’ themed event, which is free for the whole family. Whether you’re in the dictionary defined age bracket referred to as ‘Youth’ or you’re just young at heart, it’ll all be happening in St Kilda, mid April! More info at www.skys.org.au

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THE WHO/WHAT/WHERE WITH TRACY COATES

Guy Sebastian (Palais). Sun Apr 7 Ben Howard (Corner Hotel). Sun Apr 7 Birdy (Palais). Mon Apr 8 & (Hamer Hall). Tue Apr 9 Jon Anderson (Corner Hotel). Wed Apr 10 & Thu Apr 11 Newton Faulkner (Prince Bandroom). Thu Apr 11 Zucchero (Palais). Fri Apr 12 The McClymonts (Hallam Hotel). Thu Apr 18 Evermore (Trak Lounge). Thu Apr 18 Silverstein (Corner Hotel). Thu Apr 18 Extreme (Palace Theatre). Fri Apr 19 Cancelled Midge Ure (Billboard). Fri Apr 19 1927 (Palms at Crown). Fri Apr 19 Miroslav Skoro (Palais). Fri Apr 19 Saskwatch (Prince Bandroom). Fri Apr 19 Brian Adams (Rod Laver). Sat Apr 20 Josh Groban (Palais). Sat Apr 20 & Sun Apr 21 Epica (Billboard). Sun Apr 21 Coheed and Cambria (Palace Theatre). Sun Apr 21 Glenn Hughes (Corner Hotel). Mon Apr 22 They Might Be Giants (Corner Hotel). Tues Apr 23 The Temper Trap (Festival Hall). Wed Apr 24 Blue Oyster Cult (Prince Bandroom). Wed Apr 24 Grinspoon (Pier Live). Thu Apr 25 Dig It Up! (Palace Theatre). Thu Apr 25 Otep (The Hi-Fi). Fri Apr 26 The Drones (Forum). Fri Apr 26

Something for Kate (Pier Live). Sat May 11 Unida (The Hi-Fi). Sun May 12 The Gaslight Anthem (Palace Theatre). Tue May 14 & Wed May 15 Funeral for a Friend (Pier Live). Wed May 15 Seth Sentry (Forum). Fri May 17 Tommy Fleming (Palms at Crown). Fri May 17 Atari Teenage Riot (Billboard). Fri May 17 Local Natives (Forum). Sat May 18 Deftones (Palace Theatre). Fri May 17 & Sat May 18 Tenacious D (Palais). Fri May 17 & Sat May 18 Local Natives (Forum). Sat May 18 Vince Jones (Trak Lounge). Sun May 19 Lee Kernaghan (Hallam Hotel). Wed May 22 The Boomtown Rats (Hisense Arena). Thu May 23 Lita Ford (Prince Bandroom). Thu May 23 Eluveitie (Billboard). Fri May 24 Brothers Grim (The Hi-Fi). Fri May 24 The Ghost Inside (The Hi-Fi). Sat May 25 & Sun May 26 The Beatles No. 1’s (Palms at Crown). Sat Jun 1 Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble (The Hi-Fi). Sat June 1 Adam Brand (Hallam Hotel). Fri Jun 7 Kamelot (The Hi-Fi). Fri Jun 7 Taylor Dayne (Chelsea Heights). Fri Jun 7 & (Palms at Crown). Sat Jun 8 The Beards (Pier Live). Thu Jun 13

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Tame Impala (Festival Hall). Fri Apr 26 The Black Seeds (The Hi-Fi). Sat Apr 27 Tool (Rod Laver). Sat Apr 27 & Sun Apr 28 Andrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds (Corner Hotel). Mon Apr 29 Black Sabbath (Rod Laver). Mon Apr 29 & Wed May 1 The Bronx (Corner Hotel). Tue Apr 30 & Wed May 1 The Kooks (Palais). Wed May 1 & Fri May 3 Tegan & Sara (Palais). Thu May 2 Flume (Festival Hall). Thu May 2 & Fri May 3 Bilal (The Hi-Fi). Fri May 3 Example Live (Palace Theatre). Fri May 3 Six60 (Forum). Fri May 3 Aerosmith (Rod Laver). Sat May 4 Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Forum). Sat May 4 Deathstars (Corner Hotel). Sat May 4 Patrick Roberts (Palms at Crown). Sat May 4 Norma Jean (Corner Hotel). Sun May 5 Frightened Rabbit (Corner Hotel). Tue May 7 & Wed May 8 The Ten Tenors (Hamer Hall). Thu May 9 Julian Marley (Corner Hotel). Thu May 9 Whole Lotta Love-Led Zeppelin Show (Palais). Fri May 10 28 Days (Prince Bandroom). Fri May 10 OM (The Hi-Fi). Fri May 10 The Rubens (Forum). Fri May 10 & Sat May 11 Dragon (Palms at Crown). Sat May 11

Something for Kate (Forum). Fri Jun 14 Kjarkas (The Plenary). Sat Jun 15 The Australian Bee Gees Show (Palms at Crown). Sat Jun 15 Arturo Sandoval (Palais). Sat Jun 22 Foster & Allen (Palms at Crown). Sat Jun 22 The Whitlams (Hamer Hall). Fri Jun 28 Idina Menzel (Hamer Hall). Sun Jun 30 A$AP Rocky (Festival Hall). Sat Jun 29 Alt-J (Festival Hall). Tue Jul 30 Ball Park Music (Forum). Fri Jul 5 Pink (Rod Laver). Sun July 7-17[8 shows] & Tue Aug 1323[8 shows] Buddy‘n’Roy-Together‘n’Alone (Palms at Crown). Fri Aug 9 & Sat Aug 10 Festival of Russian Ballet (Palais). Sat Sep 21 & Sun Sep 22 Amanda Palmer (Forum). Fri Sep 20 Rihanna (Rod Laver). Mon Sep 30 & Tue Oct 1 Soilwork (Billboard). Fri Oct 4 One Direction (Rod Laver). Wed Oct 2-30[8 shows]! Australian Chamber Orchestra (Palais). Fri Oct 11 Andre Rieu (Rod Laver). Sat Oct 19 Rumoured concerts: Fleetwood Mac

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PENINSULA STUDIO TRAIL LEADS TO MPRG

A single rowboat bedecked in flowers sat on the Frankston shore waiting. Storms brewed on the bay and banners blew in the breeze, but the beach was alive with colour. Brazilian drumbeats coaxed Carnival dancers in bright-feathered headdresses. Peruvian pipers joined in, Capoeira capers ruffled the sand and there was singing until the Queen of the Sea emerged. She mesmerized the crowd with her dance before the whole merry procession left to greet the Queen of the River at Kannanook Creek then continued down Wells Street past gobsmacked cops and curious onlookers concluding at a sunny stage where stories were told in dance, music and poetry. The Ventana Festival was totally captivating. When the heavens opened even the rain couldn’t dampen the crowds’ spirits. Cultural exchange is joyful and uplifting. It brings people together. Our Peninsula and Bayside are alive with festivals, performances and exhibitions. Lose yourself in some culture. Viva, Your Arts Editor, ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

It’s not every day one can wander into an artist’s studio to see the actual process of creation taking place, but that’s exactly what will happen when visiting any of the artists along the Peninsula Studio Trail. On the art inspiring Mornington Peninsula from Frankston to Rye are twenty- two unique artists who invite visitors into their home - based studios or galleries to converse, give insight and demonstrate their artistic process. Visitors are welcome to browse and ask questions of the artists in a relaxed informal environment. Established in 2009, the PST artists joined forces to network, support each other and bring some social life into an often-solitary process. While each artist aims to sell his or her own work, they also support each other by referring visitors to another PST artist if their own work doesn’t suit. Getting to know buyers’ needs and desires helps define their search. Meeting the artists personalizes the purchasing process. Commissions can be ordered directly from the artist. Some artists also offer affordable prints and greeting cards. Artist-run galleries are open most days, home-based studios are open by appointment, but all are accessible in every sense of the word. Their annual Open Weekends attract many interested visitors.

Talent, innovative thinking and profile building has paid great dividends for the PST artists who will be exhibiting their work at the nationally acclaimed Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in May. See the PST at the MPRG from May 2

www.artsonthepeninsula.wordpress.com The Mornington Peninsula has long been a popular place for retirees. With them in mind, the Shire is developing a positive ageing policy that will contribute to the vitality and quality of life in many of our communities. As part of the launch of the Positive Ageing Strategy, the Aged Care and Libraries, Arts & Culture teams have jointly funded the development of an innovative ‘pilot’ project. “Telling Tales” celebrates our older citizens’ lives and experiences through stories, music and theatre to demonstrate the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy ageing. Historian Dr. Vivienne Nicholson and actor Evelyn Krape from Hot to Trot Productions are nearing completion of the first stage in collecting stories and encouraging the ‘storytellers’ to take part in a theatrical production. This groundbreaking performance will no doubt bring humour, pathos and inspiration to audiences while providing a model to continue creatively engaging our seniors.

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to June 2. Visit their facebook page and www.peninsulastudiotrail.org for artist information. Enquiries: Judy 0417 553 537. Don’t miss the chance to see this exceptionally diverse and personable group of artists. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

www.mornpen.vic.gov.au “Telling Tales” will be staged at the Sorrento Community Centre; previously known as the Sorrento Senior Citizens Centre on May 1 from 5pm. For further information contact me on 5950 1716. Coming up on the Queens Birthday Weekend June 7-10 2013 is the inaugural Mornington Winter Jazz Festival, a Music, Arts & Heritage weekend coordinated by Mornington’s Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Shire. This festival will add verve and complement the coming attractions. The Archibald Prize Exhibition at the MPRG will showcase a variety of live music. Sponsored evenings with major headline performers and a program of roving performers will entertain the exhibition queues. Live music will fill our laneways, streets, farmers markets, bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Mornington Library will host Music after Dark sessions, a Studio 12 portrait exhibition and the Friends of the MPRG will showcase their youth

‘create a portrait’ competition. A wide variety a outstanding performers will warm our souls in the midst of winter weekends. April exhibition in the Mornington Library Foyer Exhibition Space features acrylic on canvas paintings by Rosebud artist Steve Lo Casto. Title of the painting above is” The path that I choose”. BY ANDREA EBSWORTH

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CULTURAL CROSS-POLINATION In McClelland Gallery’s newest exhibition, Made in China, Australia, a group of 16 contemporary artists spanning generations explore the notion of diaspora, i.e. what happens when ethnic or national groups leave their homeland, but maintain ties to it. A kind of cultural hybrid is the result revealing interesting cultural insight and diverse artistic expression.

Exhibition curator, Greg Leong is a textile artist, performer and director who is well placed to understand the impact of cultural cross-pollination. He was born in Hong Kong and resides in Tasmania. Some of the artists were born in Australia, others had travelled here previously, some recently arrived, but all have something to say artistically about the impact of two divergent cultural identities.

PICTURED: Owen Leong Budi (from the series Birthmark), 2010 Medium: Pigment print on archival cotton paper Dimensions: 70cm x 70cm

See this touring exhibition from Tasmania’s Salamanca Arts Centre at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park in Langwarrin. Concurrently on exhibition is Momentum a captivating look at the human body suspended in a moment in time featuring work from McClelland’s permanent collection. Both exhibitions are free and on display until June 9. www.mcclellandgallery.com or 9789 1671 ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

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Resplendent Red Hill, once a sleepy rural farming community has blossomed into an artists’ enclave. • Artistic alchemists at Gordon Studio Glassblowers create extraordinary glass art open to public viewing. • The Peninsula Studio Trail has two members on the hill, brilliant painters Michael Leeworthy and Gavin Byrt. • Galleries include: - Noel’s Gallery - Marion Rosetzky Gallery - White Hill Gallery - The Giddy Bullfrog Gallery - The Red Hill Coolstores as well as a permanent art collection at Red Hill Estate and the splendid sculpture park at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove. • The first weekend in May features the always-excellent Art Red Hill exhibition at the local school.

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WHAT ’S H APPENING IN ARTS & CULTURE... Arts & Culture events between April 4 and May 2 • Send all Arts listings to Andrea, our Arts Editor, via artseditor@pearlmag.com.au

LITERARY ARTS AND ARTS LECTURES: MORDIALLOC WRITERS’ GROUP Tuesdays at 8pm Mordialloc Neighbourhood House (Mordialloc) 9587 8757 mairi@ozemail.com.au SOUTHERN PENS Wednesdays at 1 pm @ Rosebud Library (Rosebud) Kaye 5985 6773 southernpens@live.com.au MORNINGTON WRITERS’ GROUP 10 am and 7:30 pm @ Mornington Community House (Mornington) 5975 4772 www.morningtoncci.com.au PENINSULA POETS MEETING Saturday, April 6 at 11 am @ Mornington Peninsula Library Meeting Room Contact: Andrea 0435 120 297 or peninsulapoets@gmail.com FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS: MORNINGTON PENINSULA BRANCH MEETING Sunday, April 21 at 1:45 pm @ Community Contact House (Mornington) Margaret 9781 1231 or peninsulafaw@yahoo. com.au ART CHAT WITH SCULPTOR GREG JOHNS AT MCCLELLAND GALLERY AND SCULPTURE PARK Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 pm @ McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (Langwarrin) 9789 1671 www.mcclellandgallery.com AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY LECTURE: THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON Friday, April 26 at 5:30 pm @ Peninsula Community Theatre (Mornington) morningtonpeninsula@dfas.org.au or www.adfas. org.au

5973 4299 www.oakhillgallery.com.au APPLESTICK CONTEMPORARY ART PRESENTS STEPH BOLT Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 28 Applestick Contemporary Art (Balnarring) Contact: Karina 0437 369 706 www. applestickcontemporaryart.com THE STUDIO @ FLINDERS PRESENTS THE ANNUAL MELBOURNE EASTER TEAPOT EXHIBITION Until Sunday, April 14 @ The Studio @ Flinders Gallery (Flinders) www.studioflinders.com MANYUNG AT SORRENTO PRESENTS THEIR INAUGURAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION Until Sunday, April 14@ Manyung Gallery (Sorrento) 9787 2953 http://manyunggallery.com.au KINGSTON ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS SCHMOOZE: STREET ART ARTISTS’ FORUM Sunday, April 14 from 2-4 pm @ Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) www.kingstonarts.com.au/visual-arts Free, but bookings essential 9556 4440 A WALK THROUGH OUR ART: PAINTING WITH PARKINSONS Until April 16 from 9 am @ G1 Gallery Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) www.kingstonarts.com.au/visual-arts MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY PRESENTS: LOOK! THE ART OF AUSTRALIAN PICTURE BOOKS, LANDSCAPE OF LONGING: SHOREHAM 1950 – 2012 & ROSS BREWIN’S 49 SHEDS Until Sunday, April 21 DAVID ASPDEN SURVEY & PENINSULA STUDIO TRAIL ARTISTS from Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, June 2 @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Mornington) 5975 4399 www.mprg.mornpen. vic.gov.au

WRITER’S BLOCK MEETING Saturday, April 27 at 10 am Cube 37 at Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Contact: Fran 0438 890 217 or seagull25@optus. com.au

PAUL NEWCOMBE’S COMPOSITION IN PAINT INSTALLATION Until Thursday April 23 from noon @ G3 Artspace Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) www.kingstonarts.com.au/visual-arts

READINGS BY THE BAY Sunday, April 28 at 2pm Mordialloc @Neighbourhood House (Mordialloc) 9587 8757 mairi@ozemail.com.au

MONTALTO SCULPTURE PRIZE Until Sunday, April 28 @Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove (Red Hill) 5989-8412 www.montalto.com.au

FILM: RYE WINE LOUNGE PRESENTS MASTERPIECES OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: ARTHOUSE CINEMA Thursdays fortnightly at 7:30 @ Rye Wine Lounge (Rye) RSVP & Bookings: 5985 8355 Contact venue for upcoming films. FRANKSTON LIBRARY CULT MOVIE: THE BREAKFAST CLUB Saturday, April 20 at 1 pm in The Frankston Library Long Room 9784 1020 LOOK! FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL Until Friday, April 12 @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Mornington and Rosebud Libraries (Mornington & Rosebud) 5975 4399 www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au Check website for films and times. MOUNT ELIZA VILLAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE PRESENT’S FEDERICO FELLINI’S LA DOLCE VITA Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm @ Mt. Eliza Community Centre 9787 8160 or mail@mevnci.org.au

VISUAL ARTS: CUBE 37 PRESENTS JUDITH SACKVILLE O’DONNELL AND NINA RYAN Thursday, April 4 to Monday, April 29 @The Cube Gallery at Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) 9784 1896 www.thefac.com. au

MANYUNG AT MT. ELIZA PRESENTS THEIR AUTUMN SHOW FEATURING PETE GROVES, JULIE HUTCHINGS AND YOLANDE BARKER Until Sunday, April 28 @ Manyung Gallery (Mt. Eliza) 9787 2953 www.manyunggallery.com.au. ART RED HILL Opens Friday, May 3 from 7:30 (limited tickets) runs until Sunday, May 5 at 5pm @ Red Hill Consolidated School (Red Hill) Bookings: www.artredhill.org.au. FAC CURVED WALL PRESENTS LIZ CAFFIN’S TANGLING Until Monday, May 6 on Curved Wall, Main Foyer @ Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) www.thefac.com.au MCCLELLAND GALLERY PRESENTS MADE IN CHINA, AUSTRALIA & MOMENTUM Until Sunday, June 9 @ McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (Langwarrin) 9789 1671 www.mcclellandgallery.com

WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: ART CLASSES WITH MARILYN RICHARDS AT DROMANA COMMUNITY HOUSE Wednesdays 10 am and 1 pm, Fridays 10 am @ Dromana Community House (Dromana). Contact 5987 2631 ACRYLIC ART CLASSES WITH SUSAN FARRELL Thursdays during school terms from 7 – 9 pm @ Bentons Square Community Centre (Mornington) Contact Susan 0410 056 865 or susanfarrell@gmail.com

RYE WINE LOUNGE PRESENTS ANDREW GRIMMER Opens Friday, April 5 at 7 pm @ Rye Wine Lounge (Rye) 5985 8355

STUDIO SORRENTO ART UNTUTORED LIFE DRAWING CLASSES Thursdays at 6:30 pm during school term (Sorrento) Contact: Ngaire 0419 574 971

OAK HILL GALLERY PRESENTS TRUE ROOTS PRINTMIKING EXHIBITION AND OFF THE WALLS ART EVENT True Roots open Sunday, April 7 at 2pm and runs through Thursday, April 25. Off The Walls one day show and sale is on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30 pm @ Oak Hill Gallery (Mornington) 5973 4299 www.oakhillgallery.com.au

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS FOR YOUTH WITH NICOLE JACKSON AT OAK HILL GALLERY Digital Photography for Secondary School Students Friday, April 5 (Years 7-9) 9:30am to 12:30 pm (Years 10 -12) 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Digital Photography for Primary Students (7-12 y.o.) Monday, April 8 from 9:15 am to 3 pm @ Oak Hill Gallery (Mornington)

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MC CLELLAND GUILD OF ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION : LORNA GERARD: MIXED MEDIA ANIMALS IN ACTION Saturday, April 6 at 1:30pm and FIONA BILBOROUGH: OIL STILL LIFE Saturday, May 4 at 1:30pm @ Mc Clelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Studio Park, (Langwarrin) Bookings: Pat Ickeringill 8317 6540 www.mcclellandguildofartists.com.au

1060. www.thefac.com.au and Sunday, April 28 at 7 pm @ Southern Peninsula Arts Centre (Rosebud) www.rsc.vic.edu.au/ SPPACwhatson.html GRAND INTERNATIONAL CONCERTS PRESENT THE MOSCOW BALLET IN THE NUTCRACKER Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre Bookings: 9784 1060. www.thefac.com.au

BALUK ARTS RAINBOW SERPENT STORYTELLING & DRAWING WORKSHOP Wednesday, April 10 at 1 pm @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Mornington) 5975 4399 www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

ILLBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS JACK CHARLES VS.THE CROWN Wednesday, May 1 at 1pm & 8 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre Bookings: 9784 1060. www.thefac.com.au

PENINSULA ARTS SOCIETY DEMONSTRATION WITH ANGELO QUABBO: OILS Monday, April 15 at 1pm @ Peninsula Arts Society (Frankston South) Contact: Ruth 9787 6103

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE COMEDY FESTIVAL ROAD SHOW Sunday, May 5 at 8 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre Bookings: 9784 1060. www.thefac.com.au

GENERATION IMAGE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS WITH NICOLE JACKSON Digital Duos – Level 1 (3 week course) Mondays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm from April 15 @ Oak Hill Gallery. Digital Photography Level 2 (4 week course) Fridays 12:00 pm to 2 pm from April 19 @ Mornington locations. Digital Photography Level 1 (6 week course) Fridays 9:15 am to 11:15 am from May 3@ Mornington locations. Email: info@nicolejackson.com.au Phone: 0414 737 990 www.nicolejackson.com.au

OTHER EVENTS: WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME ORGAN CONCERT WITH TONY LOVE Wednesday, April 17 from 12 to 12:30 pm @ St. Peter’s Church (Mornington)

DARTS (DIGITAL ARTS ON SATURDAYS) PRESENTS STOP MOTION ANIMATION Saturdays, April 20 & 27 at 10:30 Bookings: 9784 1896

VISUAL PROXIMITY: ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AUDIO VISUAL PERFORMANCE BY JAMES ANNESLEY, TRISTAN COURTNEY AND ROBERT JARVIS Saturday, April 27 at 8 pm @ G3 Artspace Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) www.kingstonarts.com.au/visual-arts

MPRG PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS WITH GODWIN BROADBEER Monday, May 6 at 10 @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Mornington) 5975 4399 www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

SANDSCULPTING AUSTRALIA PRESENTS UNDER THE SEA Until April 28 from 10 am daily@ Frankston Waterfront (Frankston) Bookings: 1300 322 842 www.visitfrankston.com.au

IMPRO CLUB WITH CAROLE PATULO Wednesdays at 7:30 pm @ Southern Peninsula Arts Centre (Rosebud) Bookings: 5986 8204 www.rsc.vic.edu.au/ SPACwhatson.html

Listings are at the discretion of the Arts Editor and based on information available at press time. Listings need to be brief and current. It may not be possible to fit everything in, but we’ll try if we know it’s on. Send information to: artseditor@pearlmag. com.au by the third week of each month. Also send to: http:// artsonthepeninsula.wordpress.com. Advertisers are considered first for editorials. Ads in Pearl are inexpensive. Call 5906 5775.

PROFESSIONAL ACTING CLASSES WITH HARRIET JAMES/THE ACTOR’S SHED Multiple days & times @ Dromana Uniting Church Hall (Dromana) Contact: Harriet 0487 918 015 www.facebook.com/livingtruthfully

THEATRE: ONYX PRODUCTIONS & GENE PETERSON PRESENT 360 ALLSTARS Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre Bookings: 9784 1060. www.thefac.com.au PEOPLE’S PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS ‘13’ THE MUSICAL Friday, April 12 & 19 at 7:30 pm, Saturdays, April 13 & 20 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm @ Cranbourne Community Theatre (Cranbourne) Bookings: tickets.peoplesplayhouse.asn.au or 0402 197 390 PANORAMA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS CINDERELLA Friday & Saturday, April 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, April 14 & 21 at 1:30 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre. Bookings: 9784 1060. www.thefac.com.au IF THEATRE AND BIG WEST PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS BOXMAN Thursday, April 18 at 1pm & 8pm @ Frankston Arts Centre Bookings: 9784 1060. www.thefac.com.au

THE MORNING AFTER PILLOW She leaves a depression. An imprint of her head on the pillow is a reminder of her weight. The bed is empty without her form. There’s a depression when she leaves. The sheets are rumpled; my thoughts, bedraggled.

FRANKSTON THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS DAD’S ARMY Friday, April 19, 20 & 25, Saturday, April 26 at 8 pm, Matinees on Saturday, April 20 & 27 at 2pm George Jenkins Theatre (Frankston) Bookings: 1300 665 377 or 9905 1111

Little, if anything, is hiding beneath the covers.

STUDIO SORRENTO PLAYERS PRESENT HOTEL SORRENTO Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm @ Sorrento Activities Centre (Sorrento) Bookings: 5985 1631 or email: rcd492000@yahoo.com.au

The blanket offers no security.

MORDIALLOC THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS LOST IN YONKERS Friday, April 19 to Sunday, May 4 Thursday to Saturday shows at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm @ Shirley Burke Theatre (Parkdale) Bookings: www.mordialloctheatre.com.au or 9587 5141 A LIST ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS AKMAL! Friday, April 26 at 7pm @ Frankston Arts Centre Bookings: 9784

The pillow is filled with down, down, down. I rise, make coffee and go back to bed. She leaves a depression. There’s an imprint of her head on the pillow, a reminder of her weight. The bed is empty without her form. © Michael Potter 2012

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REPRODUCTION Does reproduction dilute the value of original art? Some say art prints lessen the value of the original. Others say reproduction brings art to the masses or into homes where original art might not be affordable. Some artists argue they can promote their work and supplement their incomes in lean times by selling high quality reproductions and greeting cards to a market eager to buy them. I wonder what Monet and Van Gogh would think if they knew the world was saturated with images of their artwork? What do you say? To voice your opinion, hop on to our PEARL Magazine facebook page and post your views. Each month we’ll feature a new hot topic up for debate. If you’ve got a hot topic you’re dying to share, email artseditor@pearlmag.com.au. Thanks to Torquay visual artist Tom Mills for this month’s hot topic.

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Every year Art Red Hill electrifies the Peninsula with their annual fund-raising art exhibition for the Red Hill Consolidated School. With 33 years experience they’ve have plenty of time to create a first class art show. All artists are by invitation only. Exhibiting painting, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, photography and hand blown glass, there is art for everyone. Opening night is always a spectacular meet and greet the elite where patrons can mingle directly with the artists. Join in on Friday, May 3 at 7:30. Enjoy tasty canapés, boutique beer and premium Peninsula wine. Listen to Sergio Ercole play Latin tunes while perusing the 1000 plus exhibits featuring 200 top artists. Each year Art Red Hill introduces innovative new attractions. This year they’ve invited a group of contemporary artists from the Shanghai Secret Seven group. Their work can be seen in Chiasso’s International Art Corner. The Principal’s Lounge features provocative artworks by high profile artists who have strong connections to the Peninsula. The boutique gift shop and three new art prizes also join the list of new and improved at this year’s show. Don’t miss the opportunity to see outstanding artwork at the most affordable prizes while raising always needed funds for this terrific school. The exhibition runs Saturday and Sunday from 10-5. The Art Café offers refreshments and treats throughout the weekend. Art Red Hill is located at the Red Hill Consolidated School 341 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill. Enquiries: 5989 2321 www.artredhill.org.au ANDREA LOUISE THOMASH

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Imagine the buzz in the room if you filled it with poets, actors, musicians, artists, dancers, filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, photographers and other creative types. Imagine how big that buzz would get if they were asked to be part of creating an online arts forum that attempted to meet their needs. Well, it was electrifying. Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre was filled to capacity on March 21, when the call was sent out for creative collaboration. Actress, Writer, Comedienne, Fiona Harris kicked things off with an insight into how her own website helped bring in work. Throughout the evening, tables answered questions, exchanged ideas, spoke up, networked and gave feedback to the organizers. At the end of the night the general consensus was that participants wanted to do it again. Stay tuned for the next opportunity to get involved in the growth of this idea. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

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FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AT FAC

Tammy Ryan Arts Development & Programming Coordinator at Frankston Arts Centre

I’m still buzzing with the number of creative, passionate and inspiring artists, arts workers and arts lovers who came along to Cube 37 on March 21 to discuss how the local arts community can be better connected. Thank you to all who attended. Your input was extremely valuable. The challenge now is how to gather all the feedback and create a dynamic and engaging online arts network that works for you! Watch this space for updates! There’s always so much happening at Frankston Arts Centre and in the local arts community that it’s difficult to choose a topic to talk about, but the Arts Access program here at FAC is certainly something of note that I’d like to share with you all. FAC is now recognized as applying ‘best practice’ in the arts, disability and mental health networks. In 2005 FAC was first to employ a dedicated Arts Access Officer, Tim Dakin. Over the past seven years, Tim has developed such an amazing and diverse program that it’s inspirational not only for the industry, but for all its participants who deeply benefit from their involvement and participation. In 2013 FAC now has over 5,000 people annually accessing the program and getting involved in the arts. The range of initiatives for involvement has expanded dramatically. One of these programs involves working with patients in the dialysis ward of Frankston Hospital. Patients participate in discussions about art, they learn new drawing and painting techniques, explore with colour and use recycled materials to create art. Cirque sur Roues (Circus on Wheels) is another fantastic program that offers circus skills workshops to people of all abilities. To find out more about these and all the other great accessible programs, visit www.thefac. com.au. It’s truly inspiring and heartwarming! TAMMY RYAN

LOST IN YONKERS FOUND IN PARKDALE

Mordialloc Theatre Company started when the Second World War ended and they’ve been operating continuously ever since. With five productions every year, that’s a pretty impressive record. They take their theatre seriously and it shows. Offering patrons a complimentary glass of sherry before the performance is a nice touch. They also offer supper after selected evening performances. MTC is located in the Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale seating 166 people. Their next production is Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers. Lost in Yonkers is the story of two brothers who are left in the care of their bickering relatives. Set in Yonkers, New York, this Pultizer Prize winning play also won the Tony Award. It’s classic Neil Simon drama infused with his famous sense of humour. Lost in Yonkers is on from Friday, April 19 to Saturday, May 4 with Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Tickets are available online at www. mordialloctheatrecompany.com or by ringing 9587 5141. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

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THEATRE, FILM & TV

ON REEL Movie Releases

APRIL 4 - MAY 2 Trance (APRIL 4TH) - James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel Identity Thief (APRIL 4TH) - Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho Warm Bodies (APRIL 11TH)

- Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich

FRANKSTON THEATRE GROUP DELIVERS Since 1942, the Frankston Theatre Group has provided consistently high quality community theatre while offering opportunities to learn vital performance and stagecraft skills. In 2012 they celebrated their 70th season with the Year of Whodunits attracting record audiences. 2013’s season focuses on comedy starting with the hilarious British comedy, Dad’s Army. Dad’s Army promises to deliver the same laughs as the classic British television show on which it’s based. Airing for eleven years, Dad’s Army was one of the most popular

shows in the history of British television. Offering a chance for people of all ages to break into acting or stagecraft, this seasoned theatre group warmly welcomes new talent. Set and costume design, lighting, sound, properties, acting or ushering are a few of the many skills FTC can teach its volunteers. In July, Eric’s Homecoming, written and directed by the FTC’s own, Roy Thompson takes centre stage at The Mount Eliza Community Centre. It’s a Prodigal Son story with a very unusual twist. Rounding out the year in November are three terrific one- act

ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS comedies also playing at The Mount Eliza Community Centre. Consider participating, supporting or sponsoring this vibrant community theatre group. At the very least, march down to the George Jenkins Theatre to see their laugh out loud comedy, Dad’s Army. Dad’s Army is on Fridays, April 19 & 26 and Saturday, April 20 at 8pm with matinees Saturday, April 20 & 27 at 2pm at the George Jenkins Theatre in Frankston. For bookings ring 1300 665 377 or www. frankstontheatregroup.org.au.

First Position (APRIL 11TH) - Aran Bell, Gaya Bommer Yemini, Michaela Deprince Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (April 18TH) - Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern The Company You Keep (APRIL 18TH) - Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Brit Marling Iron Man 3 (APRIL 24TH) - Robert Downey Jnr, Guy Pearce

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HOTEL SORRENTO Studio Sorrento Players are putting on their first major production this month. The modern classic Hotel Sorrento will be performed from April 24 to 27 at the Sorrento Activities Centre. Although Hotel Sorrento is set in Sorrento and the film version was screened there, this will be the first time the play has actually been performed live in the area. It tells the story of three sisters who grew up in our very own seaside town. One of the sisters, Meg, returns home after living abroad and becoming a successful novelist. Her book creates a small town stir when it becomes obvious it is not actually a work of fiction as Meg has claimed. The director, Denise Potter, is an accomplished visual artist with experience in performing arts and television, so the audience is in good hands along with the cast of professional actors. Amidst rehearsals, the Studio Sorrento Players have been working hard on converting the performance space (formerly the senior citizens hall) to a theatre venue so it will be great to see what they have achieved. For tickets to Hotel Sorrento phone 5984 5176 PENNY IVISON

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DO I N G LOTS W I T H LI T T LE : You don’t need much to achieve a great performance. Most artists and songwriters on the Mornington Peninsula playing solo gigs travel very light. There is usually an acoustic guitar and a back up guitar, a small 2 - 4 channel mixer with or without FX, mic with a stand and a powered speaker system. This is a great set up for numerous small venues and wineries, dotted around the Peninsula. With the small setup you don’t have to get to the venues hours before to do a sound check. You just plug in, suss out the situation for volume and off you go. Now my advice is, “Just because the setup is small, you are not to be lulled into a false sense of security and buy cheap equipment.” Choose from leading brands for mixers and always choose one with the effects/FX built in. These decisions will enable you to process the best possible vocal and instrumental sound. My choice would be Soundcraft or Mackie soundboards. For vocals, I would spend a little more on the mic than just the ‘industry standard’ Shure SM58. Perhaps a Shure Beta 58 or AKG D7 are the go? These mic’s are what’s called ‘supercardioid’, meaning they’ll only pick up your voice due to the smaller pickup pattern and not the sound of somebody’s cutlery. This is especially important as a lot of times your speakers could be behind you and god forbid you don’t want any disgusting feedback as you will not win any friends from patrons, staff and venue owners. Let alone another gig. As for the powered speakers, the sky is the limit. My preferences are Bose, Mackie and RCF. And now the most important element...YOU! You are employed as an entertainer, so may the entertainment gods be with you! MICK JANKOVIC Artist / Musician / Weekend Sound Guy @ Baha, Rye

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Q: I’m in a local rock band who have been together for six months and are about to record our first single. Our budget is very low but we need something good enough to get on commercial radio. Our guitarist did SAE (a private institution offering recording courses in South Melbourne) and has a home studio. We’re wondering what approach we should take to getting the best result out of what we have? Any help would be much appreciated. A: This is a dilemma many musicians face. You need a quality recording to best represent yourself and compete with the big production stuff, but like many of us you don’t have the funds to spend thousands at a studio with a big-name engineer or producer. In this day and age, quality recording gear is cheaper and more accessible than it was 10 or more years ago, but in saying that, no matter how competent your guitarist may be at recording, it still takes some know-how and experience to get up to the standard of the big production stuff, and self-recording can end up being a big headache for a bad result if done incorrectly. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard some great recordings come out of a band’s own studio, and it’s definitely worth a shot if it’ll save you some coin, but here is an option I give some bands who need to take some shortcuts. Drums have to be recorded correctly, so they need to be done at a studio. If in your case your guitarist can record at a certain standard, track the rest yourself at your leisure, hire a good microphone or two if you don’t have one (especially for vocals) then take the finished stems to a mix-and-master engineer to give it the professional touch. I’ve done this process with other artists before and even though not ideal, the results are often great. Good luck! David will be writing monthly for PEARL, sharing his advice and answering any questions you may have regarding the studio and music production in general. If you’d like Dave to answer your questions, drop him a line at studioqanda@pearlmag.com.au.

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