Free Spirit XAVIER RUDD Over the course of the past decade, an iconic and distinct voice has re-introduced Australians to the sounds and stories of our land’s original owners. It’s a voice that has transcended national fame and connected with listeners in every corner of the globe, through six studio albums, two live albums and continual touring. Perhaps most impressive is that this voice has spoken to the masses, and a global fan-base of like-minded culturally and environmentally aware music lovers have spoken back, making the journey as much about art as it is about life. Purely and simply, passion for life and the greater good. Add to that multiple ARIA nominations and industry accolades and you have Xavier Rudd, a musician unlike any other. After the release of his striking seventh studio album, Spirit Bird, Rudd is about to embark on the Spirit Bird Australian Tour. His most extensive yet, the tour includes 28 cities and regional centres around the country, from Airlie Beach to Albany. Before jetting overseas for some European dates in late July, Rudd spoke with Simon Imrei about music, life and a career that only seems to be gaining momentum. PEARL: You’re about to leave for a string of overseas dates in Europe and the UK. How do you find international audiences, in comparison to those in Australia? RUDD: Awesome. It’s a big wide world out there, you know. I have a really great following of people who travel all over to see me. I’m really blessed. There’s a real conscious positive energy with folks that want to see change for our future, for earth, environment and culture. It’s nice to share that on a global scale. PEARL: Following the 2002 debut To Let, many Australians discovered you as a result of the successful single Let Me Be, with their first impression of you being the one-
man-band, with guitars, didgeridoos, stomp boxes and percussion. It must be tough lugging all the gear around on tour, but was putting that set-up together a conscious decision to do something different than just solo acoustic and vocals? RUDD: Well, I think I’d be a lot wealthier if I didn’t use all that sh*t (laughs)! Nah, definitely not a conscious decision. It’s just what I do, man. I’ve always been into building and layering tones together, and I love to do that live. I’m not into loops and stuff, I’ve always loved the natural flow of doing it on stage. It’s a bit like dancing, my whole body is involved and moving together. PEARL: And you’ve gone back to solo on the latest record, Spirit Bird? RUDD: Yeah. I’ve done a bunch of stuff with a South African rhythm section and played with drummers before that, but with this record now I’ve gone back to doing it all myself. I guess I’m older, more practiced and knowledgeable about tones and gear. I’m
really enjoying the challenge of running on my own again. PEARL: Your music has included some distinctly Australian instruments, but also lyrically it has found a way to support and promote the indigenous heritage of Australia to the public and youth, as well as the work of organisations like Sea Shepherd. How does it feel to be a role model and have the influence on your listeners? RUDD: It’s not something that’s a conscious choice, but my music is a reflection of how I feel and where I’m at and it comes through me. I try not to change it with my mind and risk disrespecting the spirit of what it is. I think it’s a very old spirit I carry, and I need to just let it be what it is. I’m very connected to country and culture and always have been. It sparks a big forum of passion in others, and I respect that too. PEARL: Follow The Sun has been your highest selling single to date and Spirit Bird debuted at No.2 on the ARIA charts. With
this success, for your seventh album, do you approach things any differently this time on tour? RUDD: I feel like an older saltier dog this time (laughs). I think this time, ‘cause I’ve done so much overseas in the last 10 years, I really wanted to do a solid Aussie tour. It’s such an amazingly beautiful place and it’s got its own thing happening musically. Yeah … I feel strong and ready, more than ever, to play. I’m looking forward to that in Oz. PEARL: Well, thanks for taking the time, and we’ll be seeing you down in Frankston at Pier Live. RUDD: Looking forward to it. My dad grew up in Chelsea! Can’t wait to get down that neck of the woods again. The Spirit Bird Australian Tour comes to Pier Live in September. For more information or to grab tickets, head to www.pierlive.com SIMON IMREI
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Discovering our roots on the Peninsula
If someone had asked me 15yrs ago what ‘roots’ music was, i’d have stared blankly for a few seconds before swiftly changing the subject. In the years since, the label has almost been used as much as the very popular ‘organic’, and has spanned quite an array of performers in and around blues, soul and folk. This month we speak to two of the most well known exponents of roots; Xavier Rudd and Ash Grunwald, as well as get all the news on the festivals around Melbourne as they gather momentum. We speak to local band The Warrains as they prepare to launch their latest EP, find out about the RePower event coming to Hickinbotham and cover the forthcoming Frankston Youth Battle Of The Bands Final, as well as the upcoming Mornington Peninsula Youth Battle Of The Bands. We look at the history of Arts & Culture on the Peninsula, get into some delicious tidbits on all things Beer, chat with snowboarder Shane Tags, and branch into the world of Dance! All this with the usual CD reviews, columns, nightclub snaps & full monthly gig guide. Here we go again! And, as always, head to Facebook and ‘Like’ us, to WIN heaps of FREE SH*T! :-) SIMON IMREI (Music Editor, PEARL)
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Ash Grunwald is one of Australia’s most recognisable blues/roots performers, racking up thousands of kilometres to grace stages around the country. He’s hitting the road again in a week or two to promote his seventh album, Trouble’s Door. Since 2010’s ARIA-nominated Hot Mama Vibes, Grunwald has sold out shows around the country. He’s supported Jack Johnson, had his song, Walking, prominently featured in a Hollywood blockbuster film, taken on NZ for the first time at Kaikoura Roots & WOMAD NZ, and packed up and moved his family to the sunnier shores of northern NSW. Trouble’s Door is a direct result of his ‘treechange’, with a new house and recording studio being the first step in the process. “When building the house, I thought, ‘Why not realise my dream of having a proper studio to create in?’ Being in my own place I felt really comfortable to do whatever and tackle different
subjects. That’s the great thing about being a few albums down the track; you’re not trying to represent your whole self every time in every recording. It’s hard to describe, but I think I see myself more and more in the context of my whole body of work these days.” The album’s themes came from Grunwald’s sense of injustice and frustration over severe political and environmental mismanagement. “I did a lot of the outlines to the early songs following some protests I was a part of against coal seam mining. It just struck me at that time and weaved its way through a lot of the tunes. “I’ve always felt strongly, I just haven’t included it in music before, but I just thought, ‘You write songs about a lot of things, why leave that out?’ The response has been really gratifying and has given me a renewed sense of optimism that people are open to change.” Something the public is also increasingly open to is the trend of fan-funded records and promotion – known as crowdfunding – with publicity for Trouble’s Door largely financed through pledgemusic.com. Fans donated to Grunwald’s cause in return for personal guitar lessons, birthday phone calls, Skype concerts and more, depending on how much they contributed. “People gave to me quite generously, and that’s what I’m talking about with optimism; fans can almost become my record company. This time it was kinda last minute, but I’m going to do it more in the future and really involve fans in the recording and making of the record. I think that’s amazing, and it brings you heaps closer with the people who are really supporting you.” Ash Grunwald will be at The Pelly Bar (Pier Live) on Friday, August 10 from 8pm, with tickets available through www.pierlive.com and www. ticketmaster.com.au. Supporting Ash will be local acts Naz Wilson & Lost At Sea. For more info, phone 9783 9800. If you miss that show, you can head to The Ferntree Gully Hotel on Saturday, August 11. SIMON IMREI
THE STOREY BEHIND THE CHERRY RED OPENING
You’d be forgiven for doing a slight double-take when looking at one of Melbourne and the Peninsula’s newest DJ sensations, Emma Storey. If you’ve been around the pub scene for a little while, you may remember her as one of the venue managers at Daveys back in the day, so I suppose it would come as quite a shock to you, as it did me, that little Emma is starting to make big waves in the DJ scene. Two years ago, what started out as a bit of curiosity about the skill of DJing quickly became weekly gigs at some of the biggest clubs in Melbourne - the logical next step after years of entertainment management. Storey’s energy, glamorous look and DJ skills left clubbers and club owners wanting more. Her ability to get her crowds going has been one of her key assets. “I really play to my crowd and venue, rather than having a set music style,” Storey admits. “House, commercial, r’n’b (although not my preferred genre) and you never know when I might chuck in a ‘90s track for fun!” Fresh from being part of the massive opening of Cherry Red Fridays at Pier Live, alongside Polyfonik, Stevie Mink, Joel Fletcher, Piero and a stack more, Storey’s recently been invited into the world-famous brand Hedkandi. So, with no signs of the journey slowing down, keep an eye out for Emma Storey. You might catch her at an upcoming show at Spice Market, Long Room, Secret Garden or even Hotel Barkly. SIMON IMREI
MAKE TIME FOR WINE AT THE COVE
The recent refurbishment of The Cove in Patterson Lakes has seen the addition of the increasingly popular Wine Bar. Featuring weekly wine tastings, stylish décor and a tapas menu, it’s open every day ‘til late. There are also some great members-only benefits on offer . . . and it’s free to join! With your Wine Club Card, you’ll earn stamps towards free T’Gallant Cellar Door selections, cosmopolitan cocktails, Peninsula chardonnays and sparkling wines and more with every glass purchased! Also coming up this month is a special wine dinner on August 22, featuring a beautiful five-course degustation menu matched with superb wines from one of the Yarra Valley’s premier producers, Coldstream Hills. Winemaker Andrew Fleming will host the night, with tickets costing $80pp. Get in quick and book yours by phoning 9773 3733. The Cove is at The Marina, McLeod Rd, Patterson Lakes.
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SHAUN KIRK: A YOUNG GUN WITH AN OLD BLUES SOUL
Every now and then in the world of the blues there emerges a young artist whose unique style and original interpretation gives this very old and traditional genre freshness and a new lease of life. Melbourne’s Shaun Kirk has been described in those terms by his peers, including leading Australian blues guitarist Jimi Hocking, who said recently: “Shaun Kirk’s youth belies the depth of his music. His soulful tone and feel draw from a tradition beyond his days, and yet I still get the feeling that something new is happening when I hear him play.” Kirk was a relatively late starter in music, being a talented sportsman in his youth. It took some forced convalescence from a broken ankle at 17 for him to discover a passion for music, composing his first song from a hospital bed while waiting for surgery. His first forays into the music scene were at various Melbourne blues jam venues such as Paddy’s Tavern in Ferntree Gully, and while he started out more as a folk singer, the blues was starting to seep into his soul courtesy of the experienced blues company he was now keeping. A significant moment was seeing the legendary Dutch Tilders at an early gig in Mitcham; from that point on, the blues was always going to be his first passion. Kirk’s 2010 debut album Cruisin’ heralded his arrival as a serious player in the Australian blues scene and coincided with him being named the 2010 Victorian/Tasmanian Debut Blues Artist of the Year. His relentless work ethic and willingness to travel has seen him playing at venues all over the country, and he is a regular and popular performer at such major blues festivals as Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Blues On Broadbeach, the Australian Blues Festival, the Queenscliff Music Festival, the St Kilda Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and the Darwin Blues Festival. He also performs regularly on the Iconic Blues Train in Queenscliff. Kirk’s recently released full-length album, Thank You for Giving Me the Blues, has received rave reviews and marks his growing maturity as a leading Australian blues artist. It is an interesting collection of original blues/soul compositions and some highly innovative and original interpretations of some blues standards from such timeless
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blues masters as Willie Dixon and Bo Diddley. In recognition of his growing status in the Australian blues scene, Kirk has shared the billing with such industry heavyweights as Eric Bibb, Ian Moss, Tex Perkins, Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca and Lloyd Spiegel. Now, in exciting news for local blues lovers, Kirk recently announced he had been invited to support the international blues guitarist/ superstar Joe Bonamassa for the Melbourne leg of his Australian tour at the Palais Theatre on October 11. It’s a fitting reward for some hard yards and is further evidence that Kirk, in a relatively short time, has steadily gained the reputation as one of the finest blues voices this country has heard, and is being recognised by some as “the most interesting blues talent this country has seen in a long time” (Matthew Frederick, PBS FM). For more info on this talented artist, go to www.shaunkirk.com, and for tickets to Joe Bonamassa at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda (featuring Shaun Kirk as the support act), go to www.ticketmaster.com. Until next month, in the words of the Dutchman: “Keep the faith.”
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CATCH CAT AT HARBA THIS MONTH
Mornington’s Esplanade gem Harba rolls into August with a bolstered live music line-up as well as some exciting upcoming events on the calendar. Continuing as the hugely popular early week option, Josh Nicholson hosts Muso’s Night from 8pm upstairs in ‘The Sunset Lounge’ (upstairs), setting fresh seafood and glamorous wine against the soundtrack of local, eclectic and upcoming talent. The weekend continues the trend with good vibes and great covers from resident outfit Joel Bosley & Band every Friday night. Loosely described as a “mountains meets coast” collective, the band kicks off at 8pm in The Sunset Lounge. Also on most Friday nights you can catch former Popstars success Sarah Gardner downstairs from 7pm. Check Harba’s Facebook page or give Harba a call to confirm. For those wanting a Sunday session, Sarah also brings her unique renditions of blues, pop and soul to Harba from 5pm, in rotation with David Spackman. For more info on the weekly line-up, check Facebook or the PEARL gig guide! In addition to the regular entertainment, Ron Vincent will be bringing A Night With Cat Stevens to Harba on August 10. The intimate evening will include a three-course dinner and feature some of Cat Stevens’ timeless classics, so make sure to book tickets early because Harba’s recent dinner & show events have quickly sold out. Tickets are $65pp and available by phoning 5975 1183. For more info, head to www.harba.com.au. Harba is at 786 Esplanade, Mornington.
GET THE EAGLES STORY AT RANELAGH
Eagles fans are in for a treat come Saturday, September 8 when tribute band The Eagles Story perform live in an acoustic setting at Mt Eliza’s Ranelagh Club. More than just putting on a tribute show, the guys tell the story of the Eagles and their recordings over the course of the two-hour performance. It features all the Eagles’ classic hits, including Desperado, Hotel California, One Of These Nights and Witchy Woman, and new fans won’t miss out either since The Eagles Story also perform all the band’s recent material, such as How Long and Busy Being Fabulous. With an impressive cartel of past and future performances, The Eagles Story is one not to be missed. Tickets are $65, which includes a three-course meal, and doors open at 6.30pm for an 8pm start. The Ranelagh Club is at 3 Rosserdale Cres, Mt Eliza. Become a member for a day! For more information, pick up the latest Mt Eliza Village Magazine and look for the redeemable voucher, or phone 9787 0265 (and press 4).
JASEY SCHNAARS August 5
ASCAP award-winning songwriter Jasey Schnaars has been writing and performing his music since the age of eight. By the time he was 12, he was performing on the east coast of the United States with the legendary Jim Croce, even opening for him in Pennsylvania. Having written chart singles for Eddie Rabbitt, The Washington Squares, Lane Brody and The Kansas City Jammers, Schnaars is making the trip to Mornington’s Harba Upstairs on August 5. Cancel all other plans and take advantage of a rare opportunity to see this gifted international performer. If you need further convincing, Schnaars’ music is available through iTunes, Amazon.com, and CDBaby.com.
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LINING UP FOR AUSSIE YOUTH
PENINSULA LOCAL MAKING A BIG SOUND
Progressive folk singer-songwriter Hayden Calnin will be celebrating the July release of his self-produced EP City with launch shows in Melbourne and Sydney. City is a musical documentation of his life after leaving the Mornington Peninsula to live closer to Melbourne, and it marks the start of big things for the 22-year-old. The launch kicks off in Melbourne on August 24 at the Workers Club in Fitzroy with Lowlakes and Tom Milek, before heading north in early September. Calnin will also perform with Clare Bowditch, Owl Eyes and Oliver Tank at the Brisbane Big Sound Music Conference in September. For more info on Haydn, head to www.haydncalnin.com - ALIYAH STOTYN
August will see Melbourne artists Stonefield and Owl Eyes team up for a national co-headline tour dubbed The Winter Road Trip 2012. The regional tour aims to support and raise awareness of the Federal Government initiative The Line, which strives to promote respectful relationships among Australian youth by stimulating discussion around a range of issues such as sexting, cyber-bullying and inappropriate physical behaviour. Owl Eyes (Brooke Addamo) and Stonefield (the Findlay sisters) seem fitting choices as musical ambassadors for the youth-oriented initiative. With an average age of 19, the five budding musicians are able to communicate the campaign’s message in an honest and relevant way, enforcing its credibility beyond the perceivable ‘preaching’ conveyed in most government campaigns. Worthy of note are The Line’s efforts to understand Gen Y’s typically time-poor and discerning media consumption habits. The campaign’s success is demonstrated by the interaction with The Line website (www.theline.gov.au), the Between The Lines zine and app and, most notably, the campaign’s Facebook page, which has more than 71,000 followers. The Winter Road Trip will see Owl Eyes and Stonefield tour together nationally for the first time. However, considering the parallels between the artists, it would be easy to deem their co-headlining as
From time to time an artist comes along whose work forces music critics to invent a new catchphrase – or at least blast an existing catchphrase into popular culture. In the early 2000s, a scruffy American singer-songwriter named Ryan Adams emerged with the songs and the swagger to become the poster-boy for the term ‘alt-country’. While the sub-genre has its roots in the work of Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson and even Hank Williams, it was Adams, his former band Whiskeytown and even his ‘nemesis’ Jeff Tweedy that defined alt-country and elevated it from bars and honky-tonks in the southern states to the soundtracks of introspective indie films (usually starring Natalie Portman or onetime Adams significant other Parker Posey). I’ve loved this kind of music for a long time and, despite my disdain for ‘labelling’, I have been happy enough to wear the alt-country tag for the past five or so years. Now I notice even Australia’s mainstream country forces are catching on, as evidenced by the genre’s recognition in the annual Golden Guitar Awards and the new weekly alt-country special on Foxtel’s Country Music Channel. The host of the Foxtel show is Catherine Britt, an artist whose embrace of alt-country has in a way run parallel to that of the country music industry. A ‘child star’ of sorts, Britt was (like Ryan Adams) championed by Elton John while releasing a handful of essentially mainstream, major-label albums, each of which flirted cautiously with a more interesting left-of-centre
an inevitable progression in their musical careers. Wunderkind label sisters, both acts have made their mark on the Australian music scene without even having released their debut albums. When discussing their experiences of working in the music industry, both Addamo and Amy Findlay express their gratitude for the support of their management teams in fostering their ambitions as young musicians who aim for longevity over ‘pop star’ status. Reflecting on Stonefield’s recent trip to the Mornington Peninsula for Crossy’s Gig, Findlay describes the experience as “an awesome day full of good feelings and good vibes”, while noting that “playing in a country town makes
a big impact; it seems like everyone knows what is going on and they are so appreciative of it”. While the personal thank yous and exciting atmosphere of small gigs are a perk of performing in regional areas, Findlay also acknowledges the huge impact of The Line’s message in regional towns, where both Stonefield and Owl Eyes hope to use their status as musicians to connect with young audiences on a genuine level. The Winter Road Trip will be hitting the Westernport Hotel in San Remo on Saturday, August 4. Tickets can be purchased on www.moshtix.com or 1333 GET TIX. Owl Eyes’ debut album is due for release in October and Stonefield’s in February 2013. MATILDA HEGGIE
sound. Lately, though, Britt’s career has taken a more distinctly alt-country route as she’s abandoned the idea of country-pop stardom for a seat at the more marginalised end of the country table (hell, she was even happy to sing backing vocals on my record). On her new album Always Never Enough (recorded in Austin, Texas and due for release this month) she duets with iconic Texas country pioneer Guy Clark (a clear indication of the respect she commands in the US) and, in a distinctly ‘alt’ move, You Am I frontman Tim Rogers. For a musician, artist or even actor, switching down from mainstream to alternative is always tricky, but Britt’s determination, credentials and pulling power greatly improve her chances of making it work. This month, alt-country fans on the Peninsula can check out The Jed Rowe Band at Baha in Rye on August 4. Jed’s new record, The Ember and the Afterglow, has hit the spot with reviewers recently for its folk-country stylings and distinctly Australian themes. 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 email@example.com LACHLAN BRYAN
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AUSTRALIA’S GONNA HAVE BILLY TALENT
be released worldwide on September 7. According to Kowalewicz, Billy Talent’s music has been influenced by many of the great rock and punk bands of the past decades. “We grew up in the early ‘90s, when all these amazing bands came out: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and Jane’s Addiction. As time progressed we explored punk - the Clash, the Pistols and things like that which shaped us and our psyches and defined who we are and why we even play music.” Billy Talent will be just one of many upcoming tours, thanks to Soundwave Touring, with glam rockers Steel Panther, the legendry Slash, Pennywise, Wednesday 13 and Enter Shikari all heading Down Under in the coming months. So, with some of the world’s best rock and punk bands set to shock, shake up and astound Melbourne audiences, be sure to buy yourself a ticket and get ready to rock. For tickets to see any of the bands mentioned, head to www.soundwavetouring.com JESSICA MILLS
ANYTHING IS POZIBLE
What do local musicians Ash Grunwald, Ben Abraham and the Cosmic Psychos all have in common? It’s not their music styles, devastatingly good looks or secret love of Justin Bieber . . . though I did hear from my manicurist that Abraham was a ‘Belieber’. Crowdfunding, that’s what the aforementioned artists have in common. Dare to know what that means? It’s a term coined to describe a network of people who pool their money and resources to support the efforts of an individual or organisation. Now you’ve probably come across such campaigns to support the latest disaster relief or keep Wikipedia afloat. Who knows what would be more devastating: a ridiculously large hurricane wiping out Australia’s coastline, or the loss of Wikipedia? So how are musicians using this technology for their own creative gain? Well, websites such as pledgemusic.com and pozible. com provide a platform for supporters to pledge money so musicians, entrepreneurs, designers, software developers and even avid river dancers reach their goals. Pledgemusic.com is solely dedicated
Back in Australia, his selfpenned single Same Old Girl earned him a Countdown award for Best Solo Male Performer in 1980. After a television career as an actor and host of a children’s program, followed by the lead role in the stage musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cotton was most recently known for performing with Cotton, Keays & Morris. Many readers will remember Darryl Cotton’s regular appearances at Mornington Peninsula venues. JENNIFER WEBBER
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Canadian rock band Billy Talent burst on to the music scene in 2003, crashing a truck full of complex riffs and fret board wizardry into a lounge room of three-chord pop/punk. Since then, the band have cemented their popularity in Australia and across the world, releasing three quality albums full of big rock structures and powerful chorus hooks. A crushing schedule meant the band skipped Australia on their last world tour, but singer Ben Kowalewicz, guitarist Ian D’Sa, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk have made sure that this time their Aussie fans do not miss out. Thanks to Soundwave Touring, Australia will be one of the first stops on the tour, with three big, powerful, energetic performances in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne planned, the last at Billboard on August 12. Be prepared to rock and lose yourself to the pumping beat and eclectic melody of Billy Talent, with the boys featuring music from their latest album as well as classics from previous albums across their 15-year career. The single Viking Death March, off their latest album Dead Silence, will
Darryl Cotton died from liver cancer on July 27 at the age of 62. He was the founding member of Zoot in 1968, with Beeb Birtles, Rick Brewer and later Rick Springfield. Zoot broke all the rules when it came to glamming it up, wearing outrageous stage costumes that gained them an undeserved reputation for playing lightweight or bubblegum pop. This perception was buried for all time with their 1970 heavy metal version of the Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby. Some musos still believe this was the best cover version ever. Zoot was followed in the ‘70s by other ‘glam rock’ groups such as Sherbet and Skyhooks. After the group disbanded in 1971, Cotton based himself in Los Angles and enjoyed success as a songwriter, performing with such artists as Olivia NewtonJohn, The Osmonds, Shaun Cassidy and Cliff Richard.
It’s howdy doody time, kiddies . . . the bad man is here! Yes, it’s time to check out what’s going on in the month of August and a bit beyond in the world of all things metal and rocking, and it looks like some exciting shows are coming up. Right at the start of this month, all up in our faces are Frenzal Rhomb, who’ll be giving the Pier Live at Frankston a taste of Aussie punk on August 4. Tickets can be all yours if you go to www.ticketmaster.com.au
to helping musicians release albums. One such musician is Grunwald, who recently released his new album Trouble’s Door with money from 268 pledges. Folk/pop singer and ukulelestrumming Abraham used Pozible (a multi-use crowdfunding site for those avid river dancers) and raised $17,000 for a yet-to-be-released debut album, so keep a look out. So what’s in it for the generous fans? Rewards for pledges usually include signed CDs, stubbies and even music lessons. Veteran punk rock band Cosmic Psychos, who are aiming to produce a documentary film following the band’s journey, are offering the best ‘rewards’ to their moneygiving supporters, including private
performances, 12 bottles of Psycho shiraz, a T-shirt that reads “I supported the Cosmic Psychos film and all I got was this sh***y T-shirt”, and even a three-course meal cooked by the band. Is that a reward or a penalty? Regardless, they have raised $23,000 so far. This new trend is seeing independent artists retain ownership of their music and stay true to their sound by letting their fans replace commercial labels. Cultivating loyal and generous supporters to achieve the desired result may require shameless selfpromotion and a lot of blood, sweat and chords, but honestly, isn’t that what being creative is all about? ALEXIS COLLIER
Slash will be showing everyone what it’s all about on August 26 at Rod Laver Arena, promoting his new Apocalyptic Love album. If, for any reason, you don’t have tickets, do hurry on over to www.ticketek.com.au and grab yours. No excuses, chop chop! While you’re at it on Ticketek, don’t forget that tickets are available for Steel Panther’s October show, so book now to avoid disappointment! Also ahead of us is Frankenbok’s show at the Ferntree Gully Hotel in September, and judging by previous shows you’ll want to get right on to those tickets now before they’re gone. Also just popping up on our radar are The Angels, who hit The Corner Hotel at the end of September. Tickets are dirt-cheap at $35, so go, go now or you won’t ever see their faces (again or otherwise). So that’s about all for the up-and-coming shows of the month, and I do hope to see some of you down in the pit, throwing the horns skyward. Until next time, rock on, have fun, and for god’s sake don’t drink the Kool-Aid! Ben 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 firstname.lastname@example.org BEN LOPEZ MORNINGTON PENINSULA & BAYSIDE
THE WARRAINS One could be forgiven for assuming The Warrains had noble intentions or conceptual allusions in mind when taking the indigenous Australian term meaning ‘of the sea’ for their name. However, in the spirit of Mornington Peninsula charm, the name actually came from Warrain Ave in Rosebud, where half of the band happened to reside. Geographical locations aside, the band has by coincidence - or perhaps divine fate – embraced elements of the sea in their upcoming EP, Here to Stay. Set for release in late August, The Warrains present five songs that deal primarily with the lives of those who have sailed on, crossed over, or worked on the world’s oceans, integrating themes of family, protest and politics. The inspiration for the EP came after lead singer Chris Swayn and his father Barry entered and won a songwriting competition conducted by the Maritime Union of Australia. With more than 30 years of handson experience working in the shipping industry, Barry’s winning lyrics for Here to Stay prompted the father and son to look back through the catalogues and find material to build an EP around. With the lyrics to The Stranger, Truth, Moses Tampa and The Ballard of Geoff Swayn already on paper, Swayn approached the band to bring the words and stories to life with a Warrain sound. However, such a ‘sound’ is difficult to assign to any particular genre or banner, as Swayn credits the varied musical backgrounds of each band member for the creation of the
Afro-beat, country and urban folk music that distinguishes The Warrains. Indeed, it is quite understandable that The Warrains could produce such variety when glancing at Swayn’s history of singing and playing guitar in the ‘90s grunge rock scene, Sophie Pound’s skills in singing, songwriting, bass, keys and wind instruments, lead guitarist Grant MacMillan’s stint in The Toothfaeries, and Brendon White’s history of playing drums in various line-ups around the traps. Utilising the group’s colourful musical history, The Warrains’ first self-titled release and follow-up Come to Life were collaboratively written and developed by the band members, unlike Here to Stay, which stands out as having strong ancestral bonds within the Swayn family. For The Warrains, playing on the Peninsula is a viable and rewarding experience, fuelled by the family-oriented, like-minded musicians’ desire to play for pleasure without the pretense of world domination. The group can be seen on a regular basis at Trims, Hickinbotham Winery and The Heritage, where their feelgood vibes attract a regular crowd. You can experience The Warrains on August 19 at The Mornington Yacht Club; September 7 and October 5 at Trims; and September 23 at Hickinbotham Winery. Check out The Warrains’ body of work online via their MySpace and Facebook pages and YouTube channel. MATILDA HEGGIE
AUSTRALIA DAY POSTER COMP WINNER!
Congratulations to 15-year-old Alex Bird, from Rye, who won the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Australia Day Poster Competition, receiving a Bendigo Bank account with $500, and $750 in cash for his winning entry. Big congratulations also to Big Bang Media’s own Nat Smith (blonde in centre) for coming second! Nat is also currently attending Swinburne TAFE in Prahran, where she’s studying graphic design, and her award is a fitting accolade and well-deserved recognition for this gifted designer and creative artist.
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FESTIVALS & TOURING
The annual Queenscliff Music Festival returns for the 16th time on the last weekend of November. The three-day festival runs from 6pm-1am on Friday, 10am-1am on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday, with a stellar line-up including Missy Higgins, Something For Kate, Ian Moss, Diesel, Shannon Noll, Owl Eyes and many more! Head to www.qmf.net.au for all the info on food/drink onsite, camping options and everything else and make sure you’re there from November 23-25! SARAH MASSON
QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL a weekend with Missy and more TOURING 2012-2013
The Smashing Pumpkins (Hisense). Thur Aug 2nd. Ed Sheeran (Palais). Fri Aug 3rd. Pseudo Echo (Corner Hotel). Sat Aug 4th. Frenzal Rhomb (Pier Live). Sat Aug 4th. Mark Gardener (Corner Hotel). Sun Aug 5th. Children Collide (Corner Hotel). Fri Aug 10th. Ash Grunwald (Pier Live, Pelly Bar). Fri Aug 10th. Reminisce Trance Anthems Countdown (Billboard). Fri Aug 10th. Bell Biv Devoe & Ginuwine (Trak). Fri Aug 10th. Tommy Emmanuel (Arts Ctr Hamer Hall) Sat Aug 11 David Helfgott (Arts Centre Hamer Hall) Wed Aug 15 Tread (Pier Live, Pelly Bar). Fri Aug 17th. Voodoo Surfgods (Chelsea Heights). Sat Aug 18th. Kenny Rogers & Glen Campbell (Palais) Thur Aug 23 1927 (The Palms at Crown). Fri Aug 24th. The Beautiful Girls (Corner Hotel). Fri Aug 24th and Sat Aug 25th. Faker (Pier Live). Sat Aug 25th. Hilltop Hoods (Festival Hall). Sat Aug 25th. Slash (Hisense). Sun Aug 26th. Pennywise (Palace Theatre). Sun Aug 26th. Pitbull (Rod Laver). Mon Aug 27th. Creed (The King Centre). Thur Aug 30th. The Beach Boys (Rod Laver). Fri Aug 31st. Jose Feliciano (Palais). Fri Aug 31st. Apocalyptica (The Hi Fi). Sat Sept 1st. House Vs Hurricane (Pier Live). Sat Sept 1st. Ricki-Lee (Billboard). Wed Sept 5th. America (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall). Thur Sept 6th. Rick Ross (Festival Hall). Thur Sept 6th. Julia Stone (Forum Theatre). Fri Sept 7th. The Brand New Heavies (Trak). Fri Sept 7th. Howard Jones (Billboard). Fri Sept 7th. The Gangsters’ Ball (Forum Theatre). Sat Sept 8th. Patrick Wolf (Forum Theatre). Tues Sept 11th. Hanson (Palace Theatre). Fri Sept 14th. Xavier Rudd (Pier Live). Sat Sept 15th. Rufus Wainwright (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall). Sat Sept 15th. Wheatus (Corner Hotel). Wed Sept 19th. Good Charlotte (Festival Hall). Thur Sept 21st. Katchafire (Forum Theatre). Fri Sept 21st. Eiffel 65 & N-Trance (Palace Theatre) Thur Sept 20 Yellowcard (The Hi-Fi). Fri Sept 21st. Damien Leith (The Palms at Crown). Fri Sept 21st. Macy Gray (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall). Fri Sept 21st. Lady Antebellum (Palais). Tues Sept 25th.
James Morrison (Forum Theatre). Wed Sept 26th. Martika (Trak). Fri Sept 29th. Snow Patrol (Regent Theatre). Sun Sept 30th. Kelly Clarkson (Rod Laver). Mon Oct 1st. Joe Cocker (The King Centre). Wed Oct 3rd. Paul Oakenfold (Festival Hall). Fri Oct 5th. Cannibal Corpse (Billboard). Fri Oct 5th. The Amity Affliction (Palace Theatre). Fri Oct 5th. Steel Panther (Palace Theatre). Sun Oct 7th. Joe Bonamassa (Palais). Thur Oct 11th. Maroon 5 (Rod Laver). Fri Oct 12th. British India (Pier Live). Sat Oct 12th. Rockwiz (Festival Hall). From Fri Oct 12th. Bonnie Raitt & Maia Sharp (The King Centre). Tues Oct 23rd. Mumford & Sons (Rod Laver). Thur Oct 25th. Hot Chelle Rae (Festival Hall). Fri Oct 26th. The Black Keys (Arts Centre, Sidney Myer Music Bowl). From Wed Oct 31st. Celtic Thunder (The King Centre). Fri Nov 2nd. Icehouse (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall). Mon Nov 5th. The Cherry Poppin Daddies (Corner Hotel). Mon Nov 5th. LeAnne Rimes (The King Center). Thur Nov 8th. Emmylou Harris (Palais). Sat Nov 10th. Ben Harper (The Plenary). Sat Nov 10th. Radiohead (Rod Laver). Fri Nov 16 & Sat Nov 17 Coldplay (Etihad). Tues Nov 13th. George Michael (Rod Laver). Wed Nov 21st & Thur Nov 22nd. Angus Stone (Pier Live). Sat Nov 24th. Rick Astley (Palace Theatre). Fri Nov 30th. Simple Minds, Devo and The Church (Palais). Fri Nov 30th. Rick Astley (Chelsea Heights). Sat Dec 1st. Goyte (Arts Ctr, Sidney Myer Music Bowl) Sat Dec 8 Shane Howard (Forum Theatre). Sat Dec 8th. Regina Spekter (The Plenary). Fri Dec 14th. Absolutely 80’s (Chelsea Heights). Mon Dec 31st. Weezer (Arts Centre, Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Wed Jan 16th, 2013. Keith Urban (Rod Laver). Sat Feb 2nd & Sun Feb 3rd, 2013. One Direction (Rod Laver). From Tues Sept 19th, 2013!! Rumoured concerts: Van Halen, Nickelback, Stone Roses, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, The Offspring, Metallica, Linkin Park, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna.
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BIG DAY OUT
It’s that time of year again where we gear up for the summer festivals. For its 21st birthday, the Big Day Out is promising the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, The Bloody Beetroots, and first-timer B.o.B. It’s on at Flemington Racecourse on January 26, and also heads to Sydney, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth on its roadshow, spreading great music and good times. Tickets are on sale now, if any are still available! GIULIA MORMILE
Falls Festival is bringing the party to Victoria and Tassie again this year for New Year’s. Celebrating the 20th and 10th anniversaries in Lorne and Marion Bay respectively, the line-up features 80 first-class acts, including Beach House, Best Coast, Boy & Bear, Coolio, Hilltop Hoods, Hot Chip, SBTRKT, The Flaming Lips and The Vaccines. Falls will run for four days in Lorne from December 28 to January 1. Ticket ballot registration is closed, so I hope you’ve all jumped online and signed up so you can grab those tickets ASAP! GIULIA MORMILE
HARVEST ‘N’ GRAZE
The second Harvest ‘n Graze Festival will be held at Morning Star Estate on Sunday, October 7 from 10am-6pm. The festival stage will be headlined by ‘80s Australian icons Pseudo Echo with some other awesome Aussie talents such as Sarah & The King Bees, Cordial Factory, Superjuice, DJ Maloney, Zeon and Ash Ball also on the bill. The day will delight people of all ages with a wide selection of freshly grown local produce, celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations, music and children’s entertainment. Come laze, graze, sip, taste, and treat yourself to this season’s finest bounty. Bring the family, bring a picnic rug and bring your harvest cheer. Bon appétit! Morning Star Estate is at 2 Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eliza. For tickets and more information, head to www.harvestngraze.com. SARAH MASSON
MAIN STREET FESTIVAL
Come down and join the fun at Main Street Festival on Sunday October 21, from 11am to 5pm, with something for everyone from delicious food, fresh produce and wines to performances from local bands on three stages. The lineup will comprise of The Warrains, President Roots, Motaband, Steve Romig, Dave Walker and the one and only Jeff Lang! Children will be delighted with a huge range of entertainment, and there’ll also be a variety of stallholders selling a range of products and giving demonstrations throughout the day. If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon, then this is for you. Keep in touch with us on Facebook for all the announcements on the band line-up for the day! SARAH MASSON
Held at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre between Geelong and Ballarat, the Meredith Music Festival is a party like no other. The festival brings together a huge group of people to rock out to some great music and camp for three days. This year you’ll get to see Grimes and The Sunnyboys, alongside a stack of other artists, taking to the stage to get you in the party zone. So whether you’re camping out or just there for the entertainment and great food, it’s sure to satisfy even the most seasoned festival-goer. Meredith Music Festival runs from December 7–9. Enter the ballot now for tickets via www.mmf.com.au before 10pm on Sunday, August 12. t SARAH MASSON
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FROM THE GROUND UP - CIRCUS OZ
CELEBRATING ARTS & CULTURE ON THE PENINSULA
History of arts and culture on the Mornington Peninsula is my focus this month. Bunnurong people were our first artists with a rich tradition of drawing, painting, music, dance and storytelling. Local Aboriginal artists have re-immerged with the recent formation of Baluk Arts in Mornington. The Peninsula is transforming into an arts and cultural Mecca. The Frankston Arts Centre and Southern Peninsula Arts Centre created a permanent home for theatre, comedy, music, art and dance. Painters, sculptors, writers, musicians and other artists populate our landscape. The Mornington Peninsula Shire is currently formulating its next Arts and Culture Strategy inviting our arts community to participate in its formation. Every experience of music, theatre, comedy, dance, opera and literature enlightens our cultural sensibilities building an individual cultural framework that deepens one’s identity and sense of place within a community. Arts and culture matter so get involved in the arts on our peninsula.
Circus Oz brings its new show From The Ground Up to the Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday, August 25 for two performances only. With new performers and exciting fresh acts, expect this two-hour spectacular to amaze you with aerialists, jugglers and live wire musicians – all acrobatically suspended! Unique, rock‘n’roll and animal-free, Circus Oz promises to keep the whole family entertained. For tickets, head to http://artscentre. frankston.vic.gov.au GIULIA MORMILE
Passionately, Your Arts Editor, ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
THE BUILDER’S BALLET
The Frankston Arts Centre’s official opening performance was on Saturday, 20th May 1995 and I was there. I was in good company because so was Prime Minister Paul Keating. On display was local talent, comedy, lessons in Frankston’s history, opera and the multi-media Builders’ Ballet, which combined images with music and dance. I’d been taking pictures of the construction of the new library and Frankston Cultural Centre (as it was then called) from the start and had been asked to provide images for a commissioned work by composer Robert John. Although I worked for Frankston Council and the photos were displayed at the Frankston Library, I took the pictures as a private project, sensing the need for artistic freedom. This was borne out when images that colleagues criticized were selected by for the ballet. Entitled Together! Here! Now! (Together being a word sprayed on the hoardings that I’d photographed), the ballet followed the site from hole in the ground to completion. Les Hams in The Frankston Standard called it “stirring” and The Frankston Independent’s Tony Murrell reported that a “choir of voices soared in triumph as the theatre’s fly tower pushed up Frankston’s skyline.” GLENN HARPER
Performer Rowan Heydon-White & Paul O’Keefe, photo Rob Blackburn
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ARTISTIC ALCHEMIST: SCREENTHEATRE GEMS & FILM
Yandell Walton creates art that transcends conventional definition. She’s always pushing herself into new and unexplored territories, collaborating with artists who possess entirely different skill sets and merging mediums to create fresh and original concepts in art. Her work is so innovative that the viewer becomes part of the art, heart, body and soul. Emotive, avant- garde and deeply human, Walton manages to weave the real and the imagined into an intimately personal and interactive journey that no two people could experience in the same way. Technically, Walton is an installation and projection artist. Employing unconventional spaces and surfaces, she combines physical atmosphere, sound, colour and moving imagery to immerse the viewer in an experience of art rather than an observation of it. Peering through a peephole at someone trapped behind a door, crouching down to find the prone figure heard weeping, witnessing images emerge off brickwork and magically transform, viewing visual stories escaping from windows and glass enclosures are some of the concepts she shares. Walton began her Bachelor of Arts at Monash University studying printmaking, but by the time she was starting an Honours Program at RMIT, she’d become very interested in the artistic potential of video installation. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from RMIT and emerged into the arts world as a truly experimental artist grounded with the
photo: Lauren Dunn technical knowhow to pull off the extraordinary imagination this artistic alchemist brings to equation. Internationally acclaimed, Walton has won awards and accolades in Australia and overseas for bringing her unique visions to life. She has a truly democratic and altruistic vision for art. She likes the street and public spaces as a canvas because community art captures an audience that might not go to a gallery. It engages everyday people in every day environments in an extraordinary way. A very busy artist, Walton has mentored many young artists through workshops, facilitated numerous arts programs, created community
MET OPERA @ROSEBUD CINEMAS: SPRING HIGHLIGHTS…
THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES
The Bell Shakespeare Company presents The School For Wives, a comedy directed by Lee Lewis. It’s the story of a man who is desperate to find a wife and is convinced a smart woman will cheat on him, so he enlists the help of the local convent to raise a girl who is naïve, innocent and who certainly won’t know the first thing about cheating. This chaotic and turbulent love story will be performed at The Frankston Arts Centre on Friday, September 7 from 8pm. Tickets from $26 available from the venue ph 9784 1060 or visit www.thefac.com.au. GIULIA MORMILE
LE COMTE ORY Saturday September 1st, 11:30am Sunday September 2nd, 1:00pm DON GIOVANNI Saturday September 15th, 11:30am Sunday September 16th, 1:00pm LUCIA DI LAMMERMOUR Saturday September 29th, 11:30am Sunday September 30th, 1:00pm Tickets are available at ticket box for $27 (Adults), $25 (Concession). Please note that these are repeat Operas only.
THEATRE SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER The Bell Shakespeare Company is also offering high
school students who are interested in theatre scholarship opportunities, with auditions on August 24 at Cube 37. To find out more info, head to www.bellshakespeare.com.au
art projects while still advancing her own studio works. A glimpse into her artistic world can be gleaned by visiting www.yandellwalton.com, seeing her projection installation Landfill lighting the night sky from Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre until August 4 or putting the Melbourne Festival (formerly Melbourne International Arts Festival) on your calendar for October to see her interactive projection installation. This is some of the most interesting and transformative art likely to be seen anywhere ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
SHOWCASE FILMS – ROSEBUD CINEMAS (TERM 3, 2012) AUGUST 6TH - ELENA When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan... AUGUST 13TH - TAKE THIS WALTZ A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. AUGUST 20TH - THE SAPPHIRES It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. AUGUST 27TH – HYSTERIA The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science. SEPTEMBER 3RD - A ROYAL AFFAIR A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. For more information on film cast, screening times and cinema location, head to www.peninsulacinemas.com.au
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AT THE MOVIES… AT FRANKSTON LIBRARY
Frankston Library is becoming more than just a resource, with a growing list of events popping up on its calendar. In addition to some live music filling the air, monthly movie nights have been established, and to celebrate the National Year of Reading, all movies screened are based on popular novels. Coming up on August 23 is the Peter Jackson adaptation of Alice Sebold’s 2002 novel The Lovely Bones, starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Rose McIver and Susan Sarandon. Shown in the library’s Long Room at 6pm, and entry is by gold coin donation. In the pipeline for September 27 is Tin Tin: the Adventures of the Secret Unicorn. Reserve your place for either film now by phoning 9784 1020.
After the success of the inaugural 2011 event, the Peninsula Short Film Festival returns for its second year, giving filmmakers the forum within which to screen their eight-minute works before a host of celebrities, industry professionals and local film lovers. With a top prize of $5000 up for grabs, as well as $2500 (2nd) and $1250 (3rd), submissions are open until Friday, October 5. The festival will be held on Saturday, November 10 at The Village Green, Rosebud, with locals given the opportunity to see the 10 top films, as well as a short film from a prominent Australian filmmaker, in a family-friendly alcohol-free environment. Proudly presented by the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Rosebud Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Victoria and Leader, plus Peninsula Hot Springs, Prestige InHome Care, Peninsula Acting School, TickTock Web Development, RoseGPO, All State Conveyancing Services, Bendigo Bank (Rye and Dromana), Coastcom Security, Alien Fitness and Harcourts Rosebud are all on board, as well as Mornington Life & PEARL Magazine! For more info on the festival, head to www.peninsulashortfilmfestival. com.au. For information on your business supporting the festival, email email@example.com
SHOWCASE FILMS SORRENTO CINEMAS (TERM 3, 2012) AUGUST 7TH – HYSTERIA The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science AUGUST 14TH – THE SAPPHIRES It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. AUGUST 21ST – A ROYAL AFFAIR A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.
Filmed like no other stage performance - Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August* TICKETS ON SALE NOW www.barrymorethefilm.com
Christopher Plummer’s film Barrymore will be screening at Sorrento Cinemas in August, on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th from 1pm, and also on Wednesday 29th from both 11:30am and 7pm. Tickets are on sale now, with adults $25.00, concession $23.00 and children $15.00.
AUGUST 28TH - WHERE DO WE GO NOW A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. SEPTEMBER 4TH NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN A young playboy who learns he has one month until he becomes infertile sets out to procreate as much as possible. For more information on film cast, screening times and cinema location, head to www.peninsulacinemas.com.au
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THE FAC: A HISTORY IN THE MAKING
DREAM COME TRUE
Cheryl Petersen of Cheryl Petersen Galleries in Somerville is a significant fixture in the local art scene. Not only is she an award -winning painter, jewellery designer, art curator and gallery owner, but she’s an inspiring teacher too. Petersen is a prolific artist who produces paintings from fun and funky whimsical to sublime fine art in vibrant acrylic colour and mixed media. She gets lost in the process allowing what comes from the heart to flow onto the canvas rather than having a preconceived notion of what she might paint. Formally trained in graphic design and illustration, Petersen longed to broaden her artistic horizons so she began to paint. Opening her own gallery is her lifelong dream come true. Find Cheryl Petersen Galleries at Shop 7/8 Edward St., Somerville. Ring 5977 8724 or 0408 833 260 or visit her website: www.cherylpetersengalleries.com. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
There has been an arts culture on the Peninsula for as long as I can remember. Many artists have made it their home, with an active art society, a tradition of galleries and a love of theatre. I first came to Frankston in 1993 to spearhead the opening of the Frankston Cultural Centre, as it was then called. The initial project included the library, toy library, underground car park and precinct plaza. The entire precinct cost about $18.5 million, most of which came from Frankston City Council, with additional funding from the federal and state governments and $1 million through public fundraising. It wasn’t an easy ride and it didn’t happen overnight, with many individuals and committees involved to bring the project to fruition. Backed by the council, local theatre groups and much of the community wanted a facility that would attract large touring companies and provide theatre that was diverse and appealing. It took 20 years of planning and re-planning before the centre was opened in May 1995 by prime minster Paul Keating. The Frankston Arts Centre is now known as one of the finest facilities of its kind in Australia. Designed by Daryl Jackson, the venue attracts some 250,000 visitors annually and is much loved by the proud community. Many fantastic performers have come through the centre, including Hugh Jackman (before he was quite so famous), David Hobson and the fabulous Max Gillies. We’ve also attracted international artists including Steven Berkoff and Miriam Margoyles and renowned companies such as Bell Shakespeare, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Victorian Opera. Since the opening of Cube 37 in 2001, a renowned digital program including Art After Dark delivers state-of-the-art artworks. Last month we were very excited to be part of the inaugural exURBAN SCREENS, with more than 400 people taking part in the guided tours and enjoying the projections, particularly Ian de Gruchy’s many projections on to the Peninsula Centre. The venue is also used as a performance space. Whereas the main FAC theatre has 800 seats, Cube has just 190 so the experience is altogether much more intimate. We sometimes set it up in a cabaret style, ideal for listening to the likes of Geoff Achison, a regular musician at Cube. We are always looking at new ways to engage the community and provide a wide range of events through the centre, with the upcoming calendar packed with a diverse range of eclectic entertainment for all ages - not forgetting our workshop program, with everything from writer’s block to circus skills for youth and over 55s! We say there’s always something going on at the FAC, and it’s so true.
HAVE YOUR SAY
Be proactive in contributing to the arts and culture scene on our Peninsula. A Creative Peninsula, the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts and Culture Strategy is under construction. Local residents and the arts community are invited to collaborate in transforming our Peninsula into a vital arts and culture region. To view document and comment, visit a shire office or go to www.mornpen.vic. gov.au by August 7.
The Big Back Yard community art project will transform graffiti tagged areas into public art spaces at Somerville Secondary College. Artist Tony Sowersby will mentor student artists in creating pre-European wildlife landscapes bringing pride, ownership and community spirit to the school. Project is funded and supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Communities that Care Program and the Department of Justice.
ROBIN BATT, Manager (Frankston Arts Centre)
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BALNARRING BEAT WEST AFRICAN STYLE
Ron Roach, proprietor of Ron Roach Gallery in Balnarring has discovered a new passion. When not painting, he’s drumming on a djembe (pronounced jem-bay). “Rhythmic drumming is therapeutic,” says Ron, “and you don’t need any musical training,” he adds. “It’s a joyful experience. There is no melancholy music in West Africa!” he quips. “It’s a happy, vibrant and invigorating type of music.” Warawee Homestead hosts the Balnarring group on Tuesday nights. Renowned rock n’ roll drummer and percussionist, Peter Lee, teaches it. He infuses the group with his own flavour bringing a louder quicker beat to the traditional music from Ghana. Peter teaches a group in Mornington too where on Wednesday nights St. Peter’s Church Hall in Queen Street is transformed into a tribal drumming den. Every Saturday evening the African Drumming Studios in St. Kilda host a jam for all drummers.
GORDON STUDIO GLASSBLOWERS: A HOT COMMODITY Gazing into the orange glow of the ‘glory hole’ is like looking into the sun and just as mesmerizing. Hard to believe that the small glob of honey like goo on the end of a steel rod from this furnace will be transformed into a one of a kind piece of art glass, but that’s exactly what happens at the Gordon Studio Glassblowers Studios in Red Hill. Eileen Gordon and Grant Donaldson have been masterfully crafting hot glass into an amazing array of objects from the minute to the monumental for twenty years. Grant became interested in glass when he met
Eileen. She had worked with glass all her life coming from a family of internationally celebrated glass artisans. Their personal and artistic lives became intertwined. They have been happily creating world class art together ever since. Witness live glass blowing and a fantastic display of award-winning art glass in their studio gallery at 290 Red Hill Road. For any enquiries, phone 5989 7073 or head to www.gordonstudio.com.au. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
Drumming is a community activity so people can join in at any age or stage. The djembe is an instrument that virtually anybody can learn though mastery is a different story. Classes are taught in six -week cycles. The focus is on community, having fun, developing groove, rhythm, control and listening skills, drumming technique and an appreciation of West African music. Ron has dedicated a section of his gallery to West African art, handicrafts, textiles, jewelry and artifacts that he sources from Bashiri Galleria in St Kilda, Australia’s only dedicated West African Showroom. The colour and vibrancy of West African art inspired Ron to dedicate a room in his gallery to this unique part of world art. The Ron Roach Gallery is currently exhibiting works of young West African artist Nii Kpetenkple. Come in for a visit and perhaps a future in rhythmic drumming too. The Ron Roach Gallery is located at 3057 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring. To contact Ron Roach, ring 0407 364 375 or visit: www.ronroachgallery.com.au. To contact Peter Lee, call 0437 361 492 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
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WHAT’SHAPPENI HAPPENING ARTSAND AND CULTURE AUGUST L WHAT’S NG WITWIHTHARTS CULTURE MARCH-APRI LITERARY EVENTS: LITERARY EVENTS: WRITER’S BLOCK PENINSULA POETS SOCIETY First Saturday ofgroup each month @Mornington Library A friendly of writers whoPeninsula meet regularly Meeting Room, Mornington. 11ameach - 12: 30pm. to support and discuss other’s work on For info contact from email@example.com, call Andrea on Saturdays 10am to 12:30pm. No booking 0435 120 297 or Saturday, see the Facebook / Twitter / YouTube necessary. March 24, April pages 19. for Peninsula Poets. For more info visit: www.thefac.com.au. Cube
37, Frankston PENINSULA POETS’ Arts SLAM Centre, Davey St, Frankston Fourth Saturday of each month @ B’Artiste Bar & Lounge 2/12 Young Street, Frankston. PHILOSOPHY CAFÉ6 - 8pm.
For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see Melbourne University Philosopher, Emmett the Facebookasks: / Twitter / YouTube for Peninsula Poets. Stinson “Why arepages stories important?” Alternatively, can call20 9783 8883. Tuesday,you March 6:30 for a 7 to 9pm
Seating limited. For free bookings FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS: MORN.call PEN.Andrea BRANCH at Heart Philosophy 1867 Third Sundayof of each monthly @ 9768 Community Contact House B’Artiste1:45pm. is at rear of 2/12 Young St, Frankston Mornington. For information, contact Margaret on email@example.com or phone 9781 1231 WORDS AND MUSIC
WRITER’S BLOCKof poetry and song at Aum Shanti An evening Saturday August 11 and Saturday August 25 @ Cube 37 Cafe. Singer/songwriter Paul Dillon and Frankston Arts Centre. 10am - 12.30pm. performance poet, Louise Thomas For information, contact FranAndrea on firstname.lastname@example.org, team uporagain to share 5979 3974 0438 890 217 their original songs
and poetry in an intimate atmosphere with
PHILOSOPHY CAFÉ and drinks. Friday, March beautiful food Wednesday 15 @ B’artiste seating. Bar & Lounge 23 from August 7-9:30. Limited Bookings 2/12 Young Street, Frankston. 6:30pm - 9:00pm. essential. Please contact Elke on 9783 2899 Discussion by philosopher, Dr. Philippa Rothfield, on philosophy Aum Shanti 439 Nepean Highway, Frankston and art. Free, but bookings necessary. Call 9784 1867
PENINSULA POETRY SLAM VISUAL ART: Poets Society will present its The Peninsula JULIE HUTCHINGS AND STEPHANIE first in a monthly series ofMEW poetry slams to be Friday - Wednesday August @ month Manyung from Gallery heldAugust every3 4th Saturday of29 the Nepean Hwy, Mt. Eliza. Opening is August 3 from 6-9pm. 6-8pm. Poets Liz Beaton and Andrea Louise For more, call 9787 2953 or www.manyunggallery.com.au. Thomas will MC the first event on Saturday, MarchWALTON: 24 from 6-8pm. Poets have three YANDELL LANDFILL minutes the4microphone for each poem. Until Saturdayon August @ Cube 37 Frankston Arts members Centre. ART AFTER DARK onward. Audience judge the- 6pm performances. Projection installation by sign cuttingup edge Prizes! art Poets must atcontemporary 5:45 for aartist. 6pmFor any information, 9784two 1896poems or visit www.thefac.com.au sharp start.call Bring ready to perform. B’Artiste Bar and Lounge Rear of 2/12 Young MPRG (MORN. PEN. REGIONAL GALLERY) SYMPOSIUM: St. Frankston. For more info, call 9783 8883 or CONTROVERYSY: WHEN ART TOUCHES A NERVE visit their facebook web page: Saturday August 4 @ Beleurapage House,orMornington. 10amwww. bartiste.com.au 5:15pm All day art discussion. Bookings essential, so call the MPRG on 5975 4395
MORNINGTON LIBRARY’S LIVE ‘N’ LOCAL
TOUR FORCE:will IN CASE OF five EMERGENCY BREAK GLASStheir EachDEwriter have minutes to read Thursday – Friday 7 @from MP Regional Gallery poetry,August short30story orOctober excerpt a novel, Inventive works art glass. For more information on all the are above memoir or inother larger work. Songwriters MPRG phone 5975 4399 April or visit. 12 5:30-7:30 also exhibtions, welcome. Thursday, www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au
Rosebud Library McDowell Street 5950 1230 Free, but bookings essential RUSSELL DRYSDALE: THE DRAWINGS
Until Sunday August 5 @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery One of Australia’s greatest 20th century artists.
PENINSULATHE POETS CONTROVERSY: POWER SOCIETY OF ART Until Sunday August 12 @will Mornington Regional Gallery Please note there be noPeninsula meeting in April, Thought and Next controversial artwork.May 5 11-12:30 due toproving Easter. meeting Mornington Peninsula Library meeting room.
NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER Sunday August 12 – Friday October 7 @ MP Regional Gallery NEW ON RADIO: Cutting edge works on paper.
TERRY CHILDREN’S RadioDENTON: Port Phillip RPPBOOK 98.7WEEK has EXHIBITION a new arts Tuesday AugustNo 7 - joke! SundaySundays August 26 @from Cube 37 program! April 1st 11Frankston Arts Centre. 12am and Wednesdays from 12-1pm, Andrea Works by nationally acclaimed children’s book author. For Louise Thomas will host a diverse two hours information, call 9784 1896 or head to www.thefac.com.au
of programming with creative arts team Kaarin
Fairfax, Sally EXHIBITION Baillieu, David Reyne and Andrea 5TH COMMUNITY Until WednesdayallAugust 8 @ Punk Milkinteresting Gallery, Frankston Ebsworth rustling up an array Featuring an eclectic mix music, of emerging and established of talent. Poetry, radio theatre, plays, contemporary new what’s artists. on, previews and reviews, discussions,
interviews with visual artists, street artist, PUNK MILK MYSTERY EXHIBITION actors, writers and all the 16 creative & interesting Friday August 10 - Thursday August @ Punk Milk Gallery people 7:30pm they can muster. Have a listen. Frankston. - 10pm TV STUDIOMILK PARTYRADIO ARTS PROGRAM PUNK Saturday Augustand 11 @Casey’s Punk Milk SURF Studio FM 87.6 is on Frankston 6/16 Milne St, Seaford. From 9pm onwards Wednesdays from 9-10pm presenting an Featuring DJs, band, fire twirlers, burlesque, drumming and more!
eclectic, inclusive panel of discussions about
everything in the arts lead by Justine Milburn THEMED LIFE DRAWING CLASSES of Punk Gallery. Fun,25funky andweek) always Tues August Milk 14 - Tues September (every 2nd @exuberant. Punk Milk Gallery, Frankston. 7pm - 9pm For all enquiries, phone 0426 221 222 or www.punkmilk.com
OPEN EXHIBITION: INFINITE SPACE SEEKING SUBMISSIONS DARTS CUBE Entries closeAT Friday August37 10 @ Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre A new photographers, digital arts program for young emerging Sculptors, media and digital artists, textile artists, artistsdesigners Saturdays Saturday graphic sought.from Collect 1am-3pm. entry form through the venue and Belinda17 on Digital email@example.com. March Processing, March For 24more 2D info, phone 9784 1896 or visit www.thefac.com.au Animation, March 31 Skateboard Design.
Monday April 2 & Tuesday, April 3 Digital TV
ANGELS & VIRGINS: THE EXTRAORDINARY ART OF THE 2 day Wednesday, April 11 to Friday, April 13 HISPANIC ANDES AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE & FINE ART 10-3 Dreams SOCIETY (ADFAS) and Nightmares 3 day workshop. Friday Aug 10 info: @ Peninsula Theatre, M’ton. 5:30pm. For more 9784Community 1896 www.thefac.com.au For all information, and for bookings, visit www.adfas.org.au.
DOUBLE VISION ART EXHIBITION
Intriguing TIM AND DAN painting, photography, sculpture and Tuesday 14 - Saturday September 29 @ your Curvedconcept Wall digitalAugust imagery that will challenge (Foyer) Frankston Artsor Centre, Frankston of what’s real, possibly too real. Until Features Tim Webb and Dan Gamble, photographers and winners March 18. Mc Clelland Gallery and Sculpture of FAC Open Exhibition last year. For more info, call 9784 1060 Mc Clelland Drive, Langwarrin orPark, visit www.thefac.com.au www.mcclellandgallery.com
GO FIGURE Until Wednesday August 29 @ OakhillPRIZE Gallery Exhibition of the MONTALTO SCULPTURE Mornington Peninsula’s Painting Drawing Group An exhibition of the 25 &finalists in this year’s PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS competition. Until April 29. Montalto Vineyard Tuesdays 10am to 12pm. and Olive Grove 33 Shoreham Rd. Red Hill CREATIVE KIDS: AFTERSCHOOL ART PROGRAM South 5989 8412 or: www.montalto.com.au Wednesdays 4:15pm-6pm.
MORNINGTON PEN. REGIONAL GALLERY LITTLE ARCHIES ANNUAL PORTRAIT EXHIBITION Saturday September 1 -first Monday September 27 @ Oakhill Until April 9: At sight: Peninsula and Gallery bay Mornington. 2pm - of 4pm. For Twycross any other info1918-1925 on all of the above, photographs JW call 5973 4299 or visit www.oakhillgallery.com.au Michael Shannon: Australian Romantic Realist Dorothy Braund: Variations on a theme
MC CLELLAND GUILD OF ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION MPRG,August Civic4 Reserve, Rd. Saturday and SaturdayDunns September 1 @Mornington McClelland www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au or 5975 4395 Langwarrin. 1:30pm - 3:30pm Robert Knight demonstrates Cityscape in oil. OAKVan HILL GALLERYportrait in oil from photograph. Cathy Ee demonstrates
Until March 21: Oak Hill Gallery’s Inaugural
MC CLELLANDPrize GUILD:Featuring: WEEKEND INK/WATERCOLOUR Graduate Lisa Burrell, Karen WORKSHOP Lloyd-Jones and Prue Scott. Other exhibitors Sunday August 12 @ McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park are: Fiona Wood and Robbie Bischoff. Entries Langwarrin. 10am - 4pm. are invited for the Inaugural Illustration Prize. Maxine Wade workshop featuring architecture and boats. For any Entry forms available online. bookings, call 8317 6540. www.mcclellandguildofartists.com.au
March 24th ‘Off the Walls Gala Event’
KEELONITH - UNDERSTAND Fundraising Event. 100 Mornington-Tyabb Until Sunday Aug 12 @ Curved Wall (Foyer) Rd, Mornington For further info go to: www. Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston. oakhillgallery.com.au call of5973 4299 Aboriginal Art group, Baluk Artsor display paintings and artifacts. Phone 9784 1060 or head to www.thefac.com.au for more info.
MANYUNG GALLERY GREG ALLEN works WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP Abstract of Donal Molloy Drum, Monday August 20 @ Peninsula Arts Carambano, Society, FrankstonMonica Sth. 1pm Brendon Mogg, Conchita Watercolour portrait demonstration by well-known artist. 9775 Adams, Rhonda Davies, Nikki Perzuck, 2640 www.peninsulaartssociety.org.au Nellie Zimmerman and Miertje Skidmore. Exhibition runs until March 25. Manyung TRIAL AND ERROR Gallery, 1408 Mt. Eliza www. Tuesday August 21 Nepean – SeptemberHighway, 9 @ Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre. ART AFTER DARK 6pm onward. manyunggallery.com.au 9787- 2953 Sarah Oliver and Setia’spresents installation ofan paper sculpture. For Manyung atCyndia Sorrento everfurther details, call 9784 1896 or head to www.thefac.com.au changing and diverse collection of artists. Ring to see who is currently display or AWAKENING FORMS & CLIVE STEPHEN,on SCULPTOR Until Sunday 28 @ McClelland GalleryBeach & check theOctober website. 113A Ocean Rd., Sculpture Park, Langwarrin. Sorrento View 2000 artworks and hours online: Exhibition of ground-breaking modern sculptors. more details, www.manyunggallery.com.au 9982For0622 phone 9789 1671 and/or head to www.mcclellandgallery.com
THEATRE: Winner of the 2011 Heartlands Refugee Fine
Art Prize, presents her first solo exhibition at PLOS PRESENTS HAIRSPRAY the Point untilArts Sunday, Friday August Nepean 3 - SaturdayNational August 4 @Park Frankston Centre April 15. more email: via info@ Frankston. 8pmFor (Friday) andinformation, 2pm (Saturday). Bookings 9784 1060 or via www.thefac.com.au park.vic.gov.au or ring 13 19 63 CIRCUS OZ SYMBIOSIS Saturday August 25 @ Frankston Arts Centre Frankston. 1:30pm A collective exhibition featuring works of: & 7:30pm Eye popping acrobatics and family the friendly circus arts. Artisticthrough Bliss,9784 Lorna April Maynard, Bookings 1060Gerard, or www.thefac.com.au
Daniel Trevarthen and Rosemary Williams. On
BUTTON until April 13. B’Artiste Bar and Lounge Rear Saturday 4 @Street Southern(Enter Peninsula Arts Centre of 2/12August Young upstairs via Ross Rosebud Secondary College. 7pm. Smith Lane) For more info, call 9783 8883 Bookings via 5986 8204, 0447 586 859 or book online www.rsc. vic.edu.au/SPACwhatson.html
MORNINGTON PENINSULA ART SHOW
Opening is Wednesday, April 4 from CPD THEATREnight PRODUCERS PRESENT BIDDIES 7pm. August Show7runs through to8Monday, Tuesday - Wednesday August @ FrankstonApril Arts
9. SPAC, Rosebud Secondary College 245 Eastbourne Rd Rosebud. See website for hours and further information www.rsc.vic. edu.au/SPPACwhatson.html. ART THE MOVEMENT AT RYE WINE BAR New exhibitions the last Friday of every month. Currently on exhibit is Meg Murray. Coming at the end of March will be Gidja Walker and Bob Kelly. Rye Wine Bar 2253 Point Nepean Road, Rye. 5985 8355. For more information contact Jess via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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VENTANA FIESTA Events on until Saturday, March 17. Bookings on 9784 1060. For more info about the many events in this festival visit www.thefac.com.au
Centre Frankston. 8pm (Tuesday) & 1pm (Wednesday). THEATRE: For bookings, call 9784 1060 or head to www.thefac.com.au
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING A light operatic soiree featuring local opera
THE LITTLE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ALMOST WITH YOU singers, August Michael Laity, Peter Smitheren, Wednesady 8 - Saturday August 11 @ Cube 37 Lucy Nicholson and Monique le Bas plus &a6pm roaming Frankston Arts Centre. 8pm (Thursday - Saturday) (Sunday) a capella trio, Perfect Day, and the OzChild an Original play by Elizabeth Coleman on love, lossimportant and letting go. For all abilities choir. This event is an bookings, call 9784 or head to www.thefac.com.au fundraiser for 1060 a wonderful organization that
helps many children. Friday, March 16 and
THE BUGALUGSMarch BUM THEIF Saturday, 17 at Beleura House and Monday August 13 - Tuesday August 14 @ Frankston Arts Centre Garden.6pm 5pm bus for a &6pm Tickets are Frankston. (Monday) 10am 12pmstart. (Tuesday) available from play OzChild 7644. Hilarious, fast directly -paced children’s adapted5975 from Tim’s Winton’s book. Bookings on 9784 1060 or via www.thefac.com.au
LET THE SUNSHINE
By David Williamson at the Frankston ArtsPATULO IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH CAROLE Until Wednesday Aug March 29 @ Southern Arts Saturday, Centre Centre Friday, 23 atPeninsula 8pm and Rosebud College. 7:30pm - 9:30pm MarchSecondary 24 at 1pm Bookings 9784 (Wednesdays) 1060 Enquiries via 5986at: 8204, 0447 586 859 or through Information www.thefac.com.au www.rsc.vic.edu.au/SPACwhatson.html ROMEO AND JULIET
MELBOURNE BALLET INFINITE SPACE Shakespeare in COMPANY the Park,PRESENTS Saturday, March Friday August 31 - Saturday September 1 @ Frankston Arts 31 from 4-6pm George Pentland Gardens, Centre Frankston. 7:30pm (Friday and Saturday) Williams St., Frankston via Gate 5 Bring Four new contemporary works. ToEntry book, phone 9784 1060 or a picnic rug or cushion to sit on. Information head to www.thefac.com.au
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FILM: UK COMEDIAN STEPHEN K. AMOS
MASTERPIECES OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: Comes to The Frankston ArtsONCE Centre on Thursday August 16 @12 Ryeat Wine Lounge, Rye.night 7pm. only! Thursday April 8pm. One Seating strictlyon limited to 401060. people.For RSVP. 2253information Point Nepean Bookings 9784 more Road, Rye. 5985 8355
SILENT FILM NIGHT FUNDARAISER FOR CANCER COUNCIL SIMONSTEAMBOAT GALLAHER:THE SHOWING BILL JR. GREAT COMPOSERS Musical presents a musical and7:30pm. Friday Aug 17Matinee @ Pen. Community Theatre, Mornington. theatrical tribute to Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers, 1920s silent movie and cartoons plus live accompaniment by Bacharach 13 at David Johnston, and OAM. others. For info & Friday, bookings, April phone Judy on 5975 1419, 0415 109 859 or email via 10:30am and 1:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org The Frankston Arts
Centre Bookings on 9784 1060. For more
BLUES BROTHERS FILMwww.thefac.com.au NIGHT information visit Friday August 17 @ Mount Eliza Village Neighbourhood Centre Mount Eliza. LIANE KEEGAN AND FRIENDS, OPERA GALA Contact Greg Grigarius for time and details 9787 8160 9787 Friday April 13 at 7pm. Frankston Arts Centre 8160 email@example.com
Bookings on 9784 1060. For more information
visit www.thefac.com.au MOVIE NIGHT AT FRANKSTON LIBRARY Showing: The Lovely Bones - Thursday August 23. ACTING WORKSHOP FOR Frankston Library (Frankston) Gold coinYOUTH donation 9784 1020.
Melbourne Ranter’s Theatre offers an Intensive
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22 from This workshopby will Send info to:1-4pm. firstname.lastname@example.org endexplore of third week ofstorytelling, each month. Also send listings email@example.com. writing and to developing a sense of play. Suitable for ages 12-18. strictly Advertisers are considered first for editorial.Places Please support this magazine fabulous staff of writers, photographers and limited.and Phour 9784 1896 reviewers. Ads in Pearl are inexpensive call 9708 8222.
THE TANGO When you’re sexy and you know it, you dance the tango! Watch. Friday, March 16 at 8pm at Frankston Arts Centre Bookings 9784 1060 www.thefac.com.au LES BALLETS ELOELLE (MEN IN PINK TIGHTS) Tuesday, April 17 at 8pm. Direct from New York comes this troupe of talented male ballet dancers from thirteen different countries. Listings are at the discretion of the Arts Editor and based on information available at press time. Listings need to be brief and current . Send information to: artseditor@pearlmag. com.au by end of third week of each month. Also send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisers are considered first for editorial. Ads in Pearl are inexpensive call 9708 8222.
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RYE WINE LOUNGE A BIT DIFFERENT
In addition to the hugely popular Art The Movement nights, there’s a wealth of vibrant and diverse stuff happening at the Rye Wine Lounge. Cabaret Cirlesque, hosted by Madame Natalia, comes to town on August 11 from 8pm. With prizes up for grabs for best dressed, bookings are absolutely essential. For those after a Spanish flavor, Rye’s own Tim Handley and Nick O’Brien will provide Spanish/classical ambience for a unique Sunday session on August 5. Guitars, percussion and great wine will come together from 4pm. This only serves as the prelude to a massive Spring Spanish Fiesta on September 1, with the Flamenco Fiesta Group, authentic Spanish cuisine on the menu as well as plenty of dancing into the early hours. Festivities kick off at 7pm, so book it in your calendar as it’s sure to be a memorable evening. While we’re on the subject of unique and interesting nights, keep an eye out for the craze of digging out your ‘Onesies’ and donning them down at your local nightspot. Rye Wine Lounge have been known to offer half price cocktails with some funkadelic tunes every now and then. Dust off your long johns, wet suit, action hero costume or sixties jumpsuit and be ready for the call! For those actually wondering about the ART The Movement exhibitions, fresh from the opening late July, Steve LoCasto’s work will be on display until August 30. Having studied illustration as well as screen and animation, LoCasto experiments with black and white, collage, pencil and acrylics on canvas, also utilising digital media such as the iPad for innovative designs. Following, from August 31, will be 23-year-old Frankston resident Ashlea Bechaz. Find out all you need to know at the new ART The Movement website www.artthemovement.com. The Rye Wine Lounge is at 2253 Point Nepean Rd, Rye. Phone 5985 8355
NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER UNVEILED
By ANDREA EBSWORTH
Winner of the prestigious $15,000 National Works on Paper acquisitive art prize will be unveiled on August 19th at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. Exhibition runs from August 23 to October 7 at MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd., Mornington 5975 4395, www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au. photo by Wendy Sharpe, Venice at night 2010, Gouache on folding book, courtesy of the artist
SPOTLIGHT ON SPAC
SOUTHERN PENINSULA ARTS CENTRE
A brilliant piece of the Peninsula’s arts and cultural landscape came to life in June 2007 when the architecturally striking Southern Peninsula Arts Centre was opened at Rosebud Secondary College by Greg Hunt, MP. A flexible, functional multipurpose venue with an emphasis on the performing arts filled a gap within the southern Mornington Peninsula region and provided a positive link between school and community. Funding came from the Department of Education & Training and its Community Facilities Funding, the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, and the South East Region Development Corporation. The space now hosts a multitude of events: dance groups, children’s shows, circus, comedy, improvisational workshops, theatre, film and the annual Mornington Peninsula Arts. Visit SPAC at 245 Eastbourne Rd. To buy tickets online or check out events and hire rates, head to www.rsc.vic.edu.au. For all other info, phone on 5986 8204. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
For this month’s column I’m focusing on the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s role in promotion of arts and culture. Local governments have a number of roles, least of which is the building and strengthening of inclusive, exciting and culturally vital places to live, work, celebrate, visit and do business. To do this, a community’s cultural development (CCD) requires a framework that advocates, supports and provides opportunities for engagement with arts and culture. Further, local government has to ‘map’ where the notfor-profit (NFP) arts and cultural pursuits are happening for these are already established sites of community engagement and celebration. Part of this ‘map’ is to also highlight and develop accessible facilities to encourage ongoing community connections, to further advocate the building blocks that strengthen the liveability of where we work, celebrate, play, visit and do business. The NFP arts and cultural sector often do not have much of an advertising budget and therefore require imagination and innovation in promotional strategies to reach and appeal to audiences. It follows that local government is best placed to actively support NFP arts and cultural groups and local artists in marketing and communicating to people about its arts and cultural sector. The artsonthepeninsula.wordpress.com arts blog was established in 2010 acting as a catalyst to promote and raise the profile of the Mornington Peninsula’s arts and cultural sector. It also disseminates a range of information from other government agencies such as the State Library of Victoria, NGV, ArtsVic and other state and federal cultural organisations. The arts blog links over 50 arts and cultural organisations, has promoted over 460 events and the site has received over 22,000 visits to a broad range of cultural information. Mornington Library’s arts information wall has vastly improved access to arts information on the Peninsula with groups reporting a 30% increase to their activities. For a FREE listing of your events and activities, exhibition, festival, performance contact email@example.com or phone Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner MP Shire on 0438 051 092
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THURSDAY AUGUST 2ND Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Dirty Boogie Band. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Frankie Stevens. 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), Tru Tones. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 8pm
FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm Baha (Rye), Lachey Doley & Junior Bowles. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays: Cornerpocket’s Last Gig (downstairs) & ‘Onesie’ Party with DJs (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Shazam. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), A Taste Of Tamworth. 7pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Simon Wright Band. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Harba (Mornington), Bosley. 8pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red (Main Room) & Beez Neez Showcase. Portsea Hotel (Portsea), Abe Anderson. 7pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge. 10pm Way Out, The Diecasts & I Ran Eleventh – Pelly Bar). 9pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Simon Imrei. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Morning Melodies. 10am Seaford Community Centre (Seaford), Frankston Youth Battle Of The Bands Final. 6:30pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Frankie Stevens. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Cocktail Night. 9pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH Baha (Rye), Jed Rowe Band & President Roots. 9:30pm B’artiste (Frankston), Glamour Kings. 8pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJ Chris P) and Rob & Tarquin live (Downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), DJ Liz. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Resident DJs. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Resident DJs, 3 Rooms. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge
(Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Frankie Stevens. 7:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean & Guests). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ 9pm Lazy Joes (Rosebud), Jay McLean. 7:30pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Frenzal Rhomb. 8pm Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M. 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), John Lawrence. 8pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Lloyd Poole. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Calmer Miles. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH B’artiste (Frankston), Emerging Artists Showcase. 5pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Tommy Carter (Jazz). 12pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Phil Manning. 3pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks North), Steve Warner.1pm Café One One Five (Mornington), Acoustic Cats. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Wendy Stapleton. 2:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Ben Smith. 4:30pm Harba (Mornington), David Spackman (4pm) & Jasey Schnaars (8pm). Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Jam Roots. 3pm Hickinbotham of Dromana (Dromana), The Incident.1pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), The McCraes. 2pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Live Music. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns (Live Jazz). 1pm Rosebud Memorial Hall (Rosebud), Heritage Concert (with Southern Peninsula Concert Band). 2:30pm Rye Wine Lounge (Rye), Tim Handley. 4pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Sergio Ercole. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro).12pm MONDAY AUGUST 6TH Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8TH Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Muso Night. 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Morning Melodies 11am
THURSDAY AUGUST 9TH Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Momentum. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Frankie Stevens. 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), Silhouettes. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 8pm FRIDAY AUGUST 10TH Atrium (Safety Beach), The Original Mustangs. 8pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm Baha (Rye), JK Ruff. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents RnB room launch! (downstairs) & Some Blonde DJ (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm F’ston Arts Centre (Frankston), Cliff Joins Beatles. 8pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Zevon. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Harba (Mornington), Night With Cat Stevens (6pm Dinner & Show from Ron Vincent) & Bosley (8pm - upstairs) Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays & Ash Grunwald (with Naz Wilson & Lost At Sea-Pelly Bar). 8pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea), The Vintage. 7pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Simon Imrei. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge. 10pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Rob Amato & Lorenzo Ianotti. 8pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Barry Roy. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Cocktail Night. 9pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH B’artiste (Frankston), Grass Taylor. 5pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJ Chris P), DJ Comp Heat #1 & Rob & Tarquin live (Downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Shazam. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Resident DJs. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Resident DJs, 3 Rooms. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Thunderstruck 6:30pm
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Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean & Guests). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ 9pm Lazy Joes (Rosebud), A Night With Cat Stevens (with Ron Vincent). 7:30pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Joe Laf. 7pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Simon Dodd & Josh Roydhouse.8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Munster Terrace. 8pm Rye Wine Lounge (Rye), Cabaret Cirlesque. 8pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Craig Dare. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Weeping Willows.12:30 Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Cover Zone (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY AUGUST 12TH B’artiste (Frankston), Play Like A Girl (Girls Only Jam) Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Tommy Carter (Jazz). 12pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Jimi Hocking. 3pm Beaches (Mornington), Centreville. 6pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks North), Pete Miller. 1pm Carrum Bowling Club (Carrum), ‘Cool Sundays’. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Simon Imrei. 2pm Frankston Library (Frankston), Erik & Kelly. 1:30pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Itchy Fingers. 2:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Tim’s Myth. 4:30pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Nick Charles. 3pm Hickinbotham of Dromana (Dromana), Mamma’s Mountain Jug Band. 1pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm MP Brewery (Mornington), Blues Mountain Trio. 2pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Live Music. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns (Live Jazz). 1pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Calmer Miles. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro).12pm MONDAY AUGUST 13TH Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15TH Baha (Rye), Peninsula Songriders (Muso Night). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm THURSDAY AUGUST 16TH
Baha (Rye), Metal Night (with Hessian & Friends).9:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Dirty Boogie Band. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), The Delltones. 8pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Frankie Stevens. 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), Chordettes. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 8pm FRIDAY AUGUST 17TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm B’artiste (Frankston), Brad Kennedy’s Review. 8:30pm Baha (Rye), Project Puzzles. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & Ladies Night with Holly-J (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Two Phase. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), A Day At The Great Music Hall. 8pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner (7pm - downstairs) & Bosley (8pm - upstairs) Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red (Main Room) & Tread (Pelly Bar). 9pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea), Rubber Soul (Beatles Tribute). 8pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), PEARL VIP Party (with Live Music from Simon Imrei and giveaways/drink specials for PEARL Facebook ‘Likers’). 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge. 10pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Ian White. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Cocktail Night. 9pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ. 9pm SATURDAY AUGUST 18TH Baha (Rye), Ben Smith Band. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJ Chris P), DJ Comp Heat #2 & (Downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Copyrite. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (C’Heights), Voodoo SurfGods.9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ Lowkiss 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Resident DJs, 3 Rooms. 9pm
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musicians or venues email your FREE listing to firstname.lastname@example.org by AUGUST 18 for inclusion in next issue Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Yellow. 7:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean & Guests). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Project Puzzles. 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ 9pm Lazy Joes (Rosebud), Elvis Tribute Show. 6:30pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M. 7pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Bob Dylan Tribute Night (with President Roots – Dinner & Show). 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Vincents. 8pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), June Newman. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Calmer Miles. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY AUGUST 19TH B’artiste (Frankston), Emerging Artists Showcase. 5pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Tommy Carter (Jazz). 12pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Shanakee (Irish band). 3pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks North), The Hornets. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Simon Imrei. 2pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), An Afternoon At The Proms (Frankston Symphony Orchestra). 2:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Austin Busch. 4:30pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Rory Ellis. 3pm Hickinbotham Winery (Dromana), The McCraes. 1pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Josh Cashman. 2pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Live Music. 12:30pm Ranelagh Club (Mt Eliza), Jasey Schnaars. Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns (Live Jazz). 1pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Ian Duchesne. 3pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Lindsay Fields. 12:30pm The Rocks (Mornington), The Warrains. 2pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro).12pm MONDAY AUGUST 20TH Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm
THURSDAY AUGUST 23RD Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Momentum. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Red Cup Thursdays LAUNCH (with Every Avenue & DJ Ralph). 9pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Frankie Stevens. 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), Silhouettes. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 8pm FRIDAY AUGUST 24TH Atrium (Safety Beach), Club Creole. 8pm Baha (Rye), Saritah. 9:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & Australia’s best DJs (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Dusty Springfield Story (Cabaret with Wendy Stapleton). 7pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner (7pm - downstairs) & Bosley (8pm - upstairs) Lazy Joes (Rosebud), Jay McLean. 7:30pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red (Main Room). 9pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea), Jason Coghill. 7pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Simon Imrei. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge. 10pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Rob Amato & Lorenzo Ianotti. 8pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Craig Date. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Cocktail Night. 9pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH Baha (Rye), Mac Savage & The False Idols. 9:30pm B’artiste (Frankston), Burlesque Night. 8:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJ Chris P), DJ Comp Heat #3 & (Downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Peninsula Body Art Show (with Tres Hombres). 4pm (Band from 9pm) Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Resident DJs. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing
local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Resident DJs, 3 Rooms. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Round The Block. 7:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Superhero Party! (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean & Guests). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), El Moth. 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ 9pm Heritage (Balnarring), ‘Connect Uganda’ Benefit. 3pm Lazy Joes (Rosebud), Live Music. 7:30pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Faker. 8pm Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M. 7pm RoseGPO (R’bud), Simon Dodd & Josh Roydhouse. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Legend. 8pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant (Main Ridge), The Weeping Willows. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH B’artiste (Frankston), Emerging Artists Showcase. 5pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Tommy Carter (Jazz). 12pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Lloyd Spiegel Duo. 3pm Box Stallion (Merricks Nth), Simon Dodd & Josh R. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Live Music. 2pm Frankston Library (Frankston), Mojo Pearls. 1:30pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), John Lawrence Band. 2:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Tim’s Myth. 4:30pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), HolyCow. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Heather Stewart. 1pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm MP Brewery (Mornington), Good Morning Blues. 2pm Peninsula Community Theare (Mornington), Variety Concert (featuring Live Music & Poetry). 2pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Live Music. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns (Live Jazz). 1pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), James Vincent. 3pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Chris F. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro).12pm MONDAY AUGUST 27TH Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29TH Baha (Rye), Peninsula Songriders (Muso Night). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm
Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm THURSDAY AUGUST 30TH Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Dirty Boogie Band. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Hot August Night (Neil Diamond Tribute). 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Red Cup Thursdays (with Every Avenue & DJ Ralph). 9pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Frankie Stevens. 7pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Open Vinyl Night. 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), The Kingstons. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 8pm FRIDAY AUGUST 31ST Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm Baha (Rye), Allensworth. 9:30pm B’artiste (Frankston), Rob Papp & Donna Mac. 8:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents PEZ live! (downstairs) & Australia’s best DJs (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Two Phase. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Harba (Mornington), Bosley (8pm - upstairs) Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red (Main Room). 9pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea), Spring Wine Festival (with The Vintage). 6:30pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Simon Imrei. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge. 10pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Mark Andrew Legends Show. 8pm Rye Wine Lounge (Rye), ART The Movement (w DJ). 6pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Paul Varney. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), BABBA. 9pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST Baha (Rye), Papa Pilco & The Bin Rats. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJ Chris P), DJ Comp Heat #4 & (Downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), DJ Liz. 9pm
Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Resident DJs. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Resident DJs, 3 Rooms. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), The Australian P!NK Tribute Show (Dinner & Show). 6:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean & Guests). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Ben Smith Band. 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ 9pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), House Vs Hurricane. 7:30pm (Under-Age show at 12:30pm) Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M. 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), Last Chance. 8pm Rye Wine Lounge (Rye), Spring Spanish Fiesta. 7pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Live Music. 8:30pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Austin Brady. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Tommy Carter (Jazz). 12pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Phil Para. 3pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), Rob Papp & Donna McConville. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Simon Imrei. 2pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Live Music. 4:30pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Pugsley Buzzard. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Nick Charles. 1pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), The McCraes. 2pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Live Music. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns (Live Jazz). 1pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Live Music. 8:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Lindsay Fields. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro).12pm
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BEERS BY THE BAY FESTIVAL !
There could not possibly be a better venue than the Mornington Racing Club to host the massive inaugural event, ‘Beers By The Bay’. Combined with sweeping vistas of lush spring growth, the Grand Stand will be hopping to the beat of Ash Grunwald, one of the best Blues and Roots musicians in Australia. The Mornington Racing Club is well known for its plentiful parking and Variety, the children’s charity, will be on hand to help you park your car for a gold coin donation. Beers by the Bay is a one-day event on Saturday November 17, celebrating Victoria’s amazing range of craft beer, cider and Peninsula wines providing punters with an opportunity to taste unique beers not generally released in the public domain. There will be a mouth-watering range of international cuisine matched to different beers utilising produce from local Peninsula growers. And who better to MC the whole shebang than James Brayshaw who, as host of Australia’s favourite The Footy Show, probably knows a thing or two about beer. Special guest, Paul Mercurio, who dabbles in brewing his own beer, will demonstrate that Cooking With Beer is a great way to add a different take on old recipes – he also has 20+ years experience as a home brewer and is seen regularly on Mornings. For more information, head to www.beersbythebay.com.au. As an exclusive to PEARL readers, enter the code word “PEARL” by the end of August and receive a $5 discount off the price of tasting tickets! JENNIFER WEBBER
Hickinbotham of Dromana brews HIX beer onsite. Enjoy Hickinbotham wines and HIX beer at Beers By The Bay Festival Saturday November 17th at Mornington Racing Club.
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LOVE A BEER WITH PAUL MERCURIO Paul Mercurio looked quite comfortable at the Mornington Peninsula Brewery, with the industrial stainless steel brewing paraphernalia backdrop and a glass of the cold gold in his hand. It was there I met with him, keen to chat about his involvement with the Beers By The Bay Festival, his bestselling cookbooks, and his substantial body of work in theatre, television and film. “Many people still, inaccurately, believe my introduction to ‘show biz’ was due to my late father, Gus Mercurio; not true. I was already dancing on a world stage, and then came Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom which had amazing success; it was just the good luck of being in the right place at the right time, and hard work.” Paul went on to explain that 20 years of classical ballet training did not prepare him for ballroom dancing. “It was like learning a whole new genre with Strictly. I found it more difficult than I thought it would be, but we got there in the end.” With Strictly Ballroom being a box office smash, and a collecting a number of awards including a top gong at the Cannes Film Industry Awards, Paul’s comment seems to be understated. So how and when did the cooking gene kick in? “Mum was an okay cook who made food and meal times a bit of a celebration. From her I learnt to see food as a cultural and personal expression and this is what forms the basis of my love for cooking and the love for cooking my daughters have developed.“ Paul has been married for 25 years to Andrea, who was a dancer with the Australian Ballet, and
the kitchen is the heart of Paul’s home. “There is something intimate and nurturing about serving up a meal you have prepared yourself, and I love to cook. So it was a natural progression that my television series, Mercurio’s Menu, let viewers and fellow cooks see a side of me they had never seen before.” The series, aired on Network 7, followed Paul as he travelled to different regions of Australia to highlight the region’s local produce and cuisines, and talk to local chefs along the way. Mercurio’s Menu ran for four seasons from 2008 to 2011 and launched a cookbook by the same name. Paul’s Cooking With Beer was released last year and I happened to have a well-thumbed copy with me for him to autograph – a present from one of our girls for my husband on Father’s Day. As he says in the book, “If there’s liquid in a recipe, it might as well be beer!” The book is stunningly presented with great food shots, easy to follow recipes and an imaginative desert section – my favourite being Beera Misu. “The stout adds a depth to the caramel flavour,” says Paul. By now the bar is just about bursting at the seams and we are often politely interrupted with, “G’day Paul (or mate)”, as the locals arrive at their favourite watering hole, and it’s time for Paul to head home to cook dinner. Ciao simpatico. With Father’s Day fast approaching, Cooking With Beer, published by Murdoch Books, is a present that would benefit the whole family. Find it at Farrells Bookshop (Mornington), Robinsons Bookshop (Frankston) and all good book stores. JENNIFER WEBBER
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Welcome to my first edition of Beer News. One of the pleasures of my life is to be fortunate enough to work with beer every day. Over the years I have been lucky enough to taste many different varieties of beers and I jumped at the opportunity to write a column in PEARL. As the general manager of the Grand Hotel Mornington, incorporating the CRUZE Nightclub and Nepean Highway Cellars, I get to justify sampling when doing these reviews. My focus in this column will be on the microbreweries of Australia, an industry that has expanded rapidly over the past 10 years. The variety of beers in your local bottle shop and bar originating from microbreweries is increasing and, in my opinion, they produce some of the best beers in the world. The first beer I’ll look at is Kolsch, brewed by the 4 Pines Brewery in Manly, NSW. Kolsch is a German pale ale, with an alcohol content of 4.6%. Sometimes I find ales can lack a bit of body, but this one stands out from the crowd with a strong, full flavour and the smell and taste of hops. It’s a beer for those colder autumn months. I rate it 4.5 / 5. The second is from Tasmania, the craft-brewed Moo Brew Pilsner. The bottle has been uniquely designed with artwork that really distinguishes it from competitors. Pilsners are a German-style lager and traditionally poured with a larger head. I’d drink this beer coming into spring with a nice seafood plate on a Sunday afternoon, before moving on to something a bit darker. I really enjoy this beer. 4.5 / 5. As always with beer, the fun is in the tasting. CAMERON PRICE General Manager, Grand Hotel (Mornington) / CRUZE / Nepean Highway Cellars
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CHICKS DRINK BEER TOO!
MEET THE WINE OR BEER MAKER, AT PAVILION On the first Sunday of every month, The McCrae Pavilion is hosting a series of special dinner events with a guest winemaker invited to host each evening with executive chef Patrick Bowring. Together they create a fourcourse dining experience with a unique menu and a selected wine to match each course. After last month’s evening with Duncan Buchanan from Dromana Estate (pictured), Sunday, August 5 will see Rollo Crittenden from Crittenden Estate as the guest winemaker, with a sumptuous menu sure to accompany his selections. Winemakers from Darling Park and Miceli are pencilled in for October 7 and November 4 evenings
respectively. A little farther down the calendar, a special Father’s Day event is planned for Sunday, September 2, with Lewis Byrne from the James Squire Brewery hosting a beermatched dining experience for the dads. This event will include a four-course menu, with a beer to match each, and will commence at 6pm. Bookings are essential for this night, so get in quick. McCrae Pavilion is at 671-673 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae. Phone 5981 1202 to book a table for these exclusive nights. Gift vouchers for Dad are available at the venue. SIMON IMREI
For far too long, rugged bloke-types have been the face of beer advertising, but recent reports from beer manufacturers indicate that chicks are just as likely to ‘bend an elbow’. Also, one report suggested that men find women who toss back an ale or two are confident and more down to earth. Terryn Hickinbotham, representing the Hickinbotham Wine dynasty, had this to say about Hix beer. “As with men, the tastes of women vary markedly depending on what they eat and where they grew up. We have quite a few visitors from the British Isles who enjoy the darker beers, the brown ale and the stout, but many of the Aussies like the more aromatic styles, such as the pale ale. “The summer ale, which was a light, fresh and happy style, was a favourite in the warmer months, just like the savvy blanc as a white wine. I am constantly amazed by the exceptional palates that the women who visit the winery have, and those who drink beer are no exception. In fact, they have quite developed palates and an appreciation of aromatic differences.” Food – or rather, ‘beer’ – for thought. JENNIFER WEBBER
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#7 Do’s & Don’t of Dating So what does a broke chippy’s apprentice do to ‘seal the deal’ and have a brilliant first date with a young lady...? • Go and buy a new pair of jeans and a shirt. If your dirty dreadlocks are starting to smell or the baby birds you have nesting in there are starting to chirp too loudly, it may also be time for you to take evasive action. • You don’t have to go crazy or over the top and book a hot-air ballooning trip around the Southern Hemisphere. Just invite her out to dinner at the local pub during the week; this way you can have a chilledout evening chatting about elephants, chocolates and MAC eyeliner like every chick talks about... I think.
• Be sure not to eat in the TAB section of the pub - the last thing your prospective new girlfriend wants to see is your pisshead tradie mates arguing with you about a dish-licker that didn’t jump right out of the chutes. • Listen. Try to nod knowingly from time to time, occasionally giving a “hmmm” and “errrr” to show that you disagree or agree with what she’s saying. Works a treat. All in all, keep the night ‘light and fun’, be yourself and who knows, you may get the chance to realise your lifelong dream of being a sad, emotional requester on Richard Mercer’s Love Song Dedications. JOHN KENDALL
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Hints for getting through FINDING THE HANGOVER CURE
So you’ve had a big night with the crew, woken to find possessions missing, inappropriate text messages have been sent from your phone, your best mate isn’t speaking to you, you have a bruise on your knee that really needs some explanation and your head feels like it’s been used to demolish a small office complex. What do you do? Well, you have a number of options… You could listen to many a sensible gent and suggest a healthy breakfast of juice, fruit and a collection of birdseeds and random grains that can loosely be described as ‘muesli’. No matter what you do, coffee is a good start. You could head to Leaf & Bean in Main St, Mornington, for one of their Jasper coffees? Or maybe Via Battisti, down Mt Martha way? But, instead of pairing it with the healthy alternative, I’d suggest lashings of eggs and bacon on heavily buttered toast, sausages, cooked tomato, beans and hash browns with a stack of syruped pancakes and cream is a better way to conquer ‘The Morning After Blah’s’. This would be followed by a furtive grope in the fridge for coke, fruit juice, milk... or any cold liquid and probably a few heart palpitations! You could go for a cultural craving, choosing to take advantage of the all-day breakfast & lunch options around town. Doesn’t sound like sound a bad idea; sitting outside in the sun at Biscottini in Mornington, enjoying some fine Italian grub and restoring the blood alcohol and fluid percentage in your body to a workable level. I hope you’re writing this down, this is great stuff! You could grab yourself a Berocca Twist ‘N’ Go? Now there’s a revolution in drink packaging. It uses a patented cutting mechanism within the lid which, when twisted, cuts open a blister packet, automatically dispensing a vitamin tablet into purified water. Who says modern technology isn’t mind blowing? My preferred option with hangover cures is to sleep it off and wake with a raging appetite. Then, it’s straight to chocolate to further compound my weekend of unhealthy excess. If you grab your trusty PEARL Mag and take it down to Cake Kudos, you could get a half price hot chocolate (or coffee) and enjoy some decadent chocolate delights. Now I’m saving you money! I hope you’re already walking there while reading this… So there you go; you’ve got a few options there that could almost be a ‘Morning After Café Crawl’. Not such a bad idea, with the right amount of motivation. After all, if you’ve done the right thing and enlisted one of the Peninsula’s fine taxis to get you home, you’ve probably got to go find your car anyway? Now, with the above, you’ll be ready and raring to get into some Morning After action! (… hang on, that didn’t come out right, did it?) WALTER BENELLS
TALES ABOUT ALES AN APPLE BEER A DAY, KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
A reader sent this letter to the editor: I had recurrent sinus infections during my 20s and 30s and I found one remedy worked for me when others couldn’t; Alcohol! I knew that it had been widely used for disinfecting, so I started gargling with beer as soon as I felt that itchy/scratchy feeling in the throat at the onset of a cold. This escalated into drinking a few cans of beer a day and before long I noticed this seemed to slow the progress of the cold and the sinus infection, almost halting it dead in its tracks. This method worked so well that I never stopped the treatment! In fact, I haven’t had a cold or sinus infection since then and now, at 79, I still enjoy my preventative daily dose of beer. On occasion I can’t walk in a straight line, feel like a late night visit to a kebab shop and break out into rousing renditions of Cold Chisel classics, but apart from that I think it’s a success story! James Mand
TAKE A DIP IN THE DRINK
The town of Chodova Plana, in the Czech Republic, has opened the world’s first ‘Beer Health Centre’, where they offer a soothing hot bath containing healing mineral water and a dark bathing beer. This ‘curative therapy’ claims to have rejuvenating effects. Also at the centre, a bath-side bar so you can sip beer while soaking in it… But whatever you do, don’t drink the bathwater!
WHO NEEDS PANTENE, WHEN YOU HAVE PILSNER?
Beer is a great natural remedy for dull, dry hair. Unfortunately you can’t drink it though, you have to pour it on. There is a protein in beer that fills in any spaces that are lagging between damaged cuticles, making hair smoother and shinier. Instructions, you ask? Well, arm yourself with a bottle of beer (preferably Guinness) and step into the shower. Douse your hair in beer, from roots to ends, and let it sit for a minute or two. While you’re waiting you could hum a few bars of your favourite song, or maybe recreate that timeless Decore ad. Once the bathroom concert is over, rinse thoroughly with cool water afterwards to get rid of the smell.
BACK IT UP, SON!
Ever wonder where the term ‘Hair Of The Dog’ came from? No? Well, I’m going to tell you anyway, so strap yourself in! It actually dates back to medieval times, and the notion of curing what ails you with… more of what ails you. Back then, people believed that if you were bitten by a rabid dog you needed to burn some of its hair and place it over the bite as a cure. Shakespeare perpetuated the idea by referring to the ‘Hair of the Dog’ in the introduction to The Taming of the Shrew. So next time you’re waking in a hazy stupor, thinking about heading down to the pub to start drinking again, you’ll think of Shakespeare. After all, “to drink, or not to drink… THAT is the question!”
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SURF SKATE FMX SNOW
MAIDEN SURFTECH SUP WINTER CLASSIC Surftech has hooked up with the Peninsula Stand Up Paddle School (PSUP) to host the first SUP Winter Classic. Starting on August 11 and continuing all weekend, the event includes a 10km downwind race on Saturday followed by 1500m and 6km short-course races on Sunday. With more than $6000 in cash and prizes on offer, the SUP Winter Classic is likely to become one of the Peninsula’s biggest annual sporting drawcards. Entries close on August 8. For more info and registrations, head to www. supwinterclassic.com.au. TAYLOR MCVEAN
BUNKER SKATE PARK
If you’re a skate, scooter or BMX lover, live on the north side of the Peninsula or just find yourself creeping up the bay towards Mentone or Mordialloc, then you simply must check out the latest and greatest indoor skate park in Braeside. Bunker Skate Park offers a half-pipe, rollin ramps, resi mat, foam pit and other twisted obstacles suitable for beginners and advanced riders alike. And there’s the added security of supervised indoor skating, with monitored CCTV cameras and qualified firstaid staff on hand. In addition to being a great – and safe – venue for skating, Bunker has a stack of special offers including scooter/skateboard servicing, private coaching, free Wi-Fi and great party hire rates. On the weekly calendar, Tuesdays you can bring a friend and ride for free, Wednesday nights feature some pro-riders, while Mondays from 6.30pm are open to the ‘older’ and more experienced skaters, with a child-free course to carve up at your leisure. Sessions run every day from 4-8pm (MonFri) and 5-8.30pm (Sundays), with specialist scooter/skate sessions on Friday from 10am-2pm, Saturday from 9am-12.30pm and Sunday from 1-4.30pm. Entry is just $10, with a $5 scooter and helmet hire fee, and memberships start from $180 (for six months). Find out for yourself at 15 Century Drive, Braeside and for more info head to www.bunkerskatepark.com.au.
RIDE ALONG WITH THE STORM SURFERS… IN 3D!
Storm Surfers 3D is the epic tale of Red Bull big-wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll as they join forces in their quest to conquer the hugest and most dangerous waves in Australia. It is also a film that breaks new ground in 3D filmmaking, with cuttingedge 3D graphics portraying powerful storms tracking across oceans and the gigantic swells they produce. Narrator Toni Collette takes the audience on a journey over and under the waves to survey the reefs, usually hidden from view, that cause these giants of the ocean to break. It’s the closest thing to riding a big wave without actually getting wet. Catch a special event screening with Ross and Tom at Village Cinemas Karingal on Tuesday, August 28; Crown Casino on Wednesday, August 29; and Village Cinemas Southland on Thursday, August 30, all at 7pm. For more information, head to www.stormsurfers.com.au.
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Interview SHANE TAGS
WHO TOOK THAT SHOT?
NAME: Shane “Chewy” Tags AGE: 25 HOME TOWN: 3931 Baby. Mornington, Vic YEARS BOARDING: 3 PASSPORT STAMPS: Canada and (as of a month ago) NZ Yewww!!! SPONSORS: Budder Up, Rip Curl, Shed Nine, and Grass Roots Level. FAVOURITE TRICKS: Laid out backflips and back rodeos, anything that I can ride away from is amazing to me!
Last edition we included a couple of uncredited shots. So here’s a little bit about the photographers!
DALLAS PURDEY/ BRICKS Dallas is a freelance semi-pro photographer who’s passionate about photographing all hard-core sports. Dallas is currently supplying free shots for all of Frankston YMCA’s various skate comps. He also shoots for Shed 9’s Hardcore Stores sponsors; cheap ‘n excellent quality photography as per request! You can see Dallas’s work on Facebook, under “Djp Purdey”, and contact him on 0422 210 040 or via email at email@example.com
JAY FURNISS Jay Furniss’s passion for photography started back in the late ‘80s shooting water-ski racing on the mighty Murray River. This later branched into shooting snowboarding between Mt Buller and Whistler Mountain for various publications over a 10-year stint. These days Jay works full-time for Hocking Stuart in Rye and is also involved in marine media, providing images, reports, blogs and co-hosting a new fishing show, Savage Seas Adventures, starting next year on Channel 31. You can see Jay’s work by heading to ebbtideadventures.blogspot. com.au/p/our-staff.html or www.savageseasadventures.com.au. Contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNOWFREAK PEAK DJ EDDY
Pic: Shawn Muys gate keepers of snowboarding and helped shape snowboarding into what it is today; Halldor Helgason, cause he is just a pure freak of nature and has achieved so much in so little time; and of course Travis Rice, because he is the influential person of the new era.
PEARL: What does riding with pro snowboarders of this caliber do for your skills? TAGS: I had to step it up on every feature, pushing my comfort boundaries from the first day. Riding with people at a higher level makes you progress quicker and for that reason I came to Snow Park. It’s so good to meet all these people from around the world that barely speak a word, and then you stand next to them at the roll in and they whip out ever so casual switch back 10 first hit! WTF!!! Even the chick shredders here put most of the guys back home to shame... PEARL: Who are your favorite three snowboarders, and why? TAGS: Terje Hakonsen, because he is one of the
PEARL: What goals do you have for the next five years with your snowboarding? TAGS: I am hoping to get to a level where my snowboarding can support me financially in my travels for the endless winters. I want snowboarding to help me travel, see the world and to help me to become more cultured all while having a mindblowing time. On the serious side I would like to get to a level where I could help influence the industry and give back to the snowboarding culture through my own brand (Budder Up). I am currently in the development process and very excited about some of the things we have planned for the future. PEARL: Any final words? TAGS: Just want to give a shout out to DUB FX, The Judd, my family and friends back home (you know who you are) and my AMAZING girlfriend who supports me all the way. Peace ‘n’ love!!! EDDIE WEARNE / SHED NINE
Thought I’d give you fruitcakes a rundown on the snow zone as we ramp into mid season! Up at Hotham, we got lottsa rad snow. I made three snowballs today and all of ‘em were real nice. We just had RJ, MC and DJ Cut & Paste with Durban Poison do a show at The General, and God’s Kitchen regulars El Moth have been funk dubrockin’ the last few nights! Dallas Frasca is comin’ in real soon, and she likes to howl down the moon so watch out for that one! DJ Eddy’s show (that’s me) has been goin’ very bouncy, with some very nice ‘on-stage pashing’ occurring! I’m bringing back some of my fave comps this week - “Wak a dinger on ya donger”, “Chop it off” and “Felate yer mate” - with top Quicksilver prizes for inventive fruitcakes! We got up over 90cm of natural snow and more in the snowgun zones. Bustamento went rad at Swindlers the other night – that’s Nicky Bomba’s latest ‘tate le tate’ - so come on up. The jumps are fresh! For now, there’s a storm tracking in and I’ve got corn chips and beer. Love, DJ Eddy
PEARL: So Chewy, you’re at Wanaka in NZ for the season. What can you tell us about Snow Park? Who are you rubbing shoulders with there? TAGS: I am rubbing shoulders with all kinds of riders from groms to epic local SHREDDERS!!! The level here is outrageous. It’s like the local skate park that everyone throws down at. Compared to Oz it can be pretty intimidating so you just got to go hard or go home. There is a few here that have really made me want to push hard: seasoned Hamish Martin, who is so calm, controlled and free in the air; young blood Devan Peeters, who is like Budder on rails (keep an eye out for this kid); and Austrian pocket rocket Alex Beer, who for his size really puts it UP there. These bangers show me what I could potentially become if I keep putting my heart and soul into it.
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REVOLUTION Lounge Against The Machine, Tuxicity, I’d Like A Virgin, Aperitif For Destruction, The Sunny Side Of The Moon, OK Bartender, his Christmas album Silent Nightclub and his live album, Viva La Vodka. Cheese and Co. have just released their latest album Back In Black Tie, featuring Lounge covers of ACDC, Eazy E, INXS, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Rick James and even Led Zeppelin. When it comes to Lounge, don’t mess with the Dick. 3.5/5 SCOTT GARDNER
BABY ET LUL Baby et Lulu
USER HOSTILE Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge make up the enchanting duo that is Baby et Lulu. The talented pair have collaborated to produce a nostalgic French language, self titled album that features a collection of dreamy contemporary and classical pieces. Dobson truly shines as her sultry voice lends itself beautifully to the rich, eclectic tones associated with classic songs such as Les Champs Elysees and Guilty. Inspired by a book of songs from the 1920s found by Goodridge in Paris, the album emerges as romantic and whimsical homage to the time and genre. Baby et Lulu is warm, layered and immediately transports listeners to a Parisian fantasy with the overarching influences of great artists past such as Bridget Bardot and Edith Piaf. 4/5 JESSICA SCUDAMORE
BACK IN BLACK TIE Richard Cheese
Take a chilled martini glass, add two parts Vegas lounge music, one part comedy, shake and garnish with a sprig of cool and you have Richard Cheese, America’s loudest lounge singer. Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine perform swingin’ Vegas versions of rock, rap, and Top40 hits, “swankifying” contemporary songs into lounge classics! Imagine The Rat Pack singing everything, from Guns & Roses to The Beastie Boys and even Lady Gaga. Cheese has sold more than 175,000 CDs/albums, including
A Lonely Crowd
hardly knowing a chord, before heading overseas to begin her music career. After years abroad, Tandy returned home to form a band with old friends and family. The result of which, iamloveproof, have released their first single, Atacama and listening to this track initially you can recognize remnants of Tandy’s previous work on film scores. The song begins slowly - almost tiresomely - but it soon begins to take on its stride, flowing into atmospheric folk-like harmonies between vocals and instruments. The trombone’s entrance towards the end of the song feels like a perfect climatic ending to this pleasant astrological journey. Tandy was one of the finalists in the International Songwriting Competition, achieving the accolade for Atacama. Lyrically, it draws you into the constellations and leaves you with thoughts of bigger things and deeper meanings. 4/5 PIPPA KNIGHT
FLOAT AWAY They named themselves after an oxymoron, and after hearing their album it’s easy to see why. User Hostile is the Melbourne four piece’s debut effort, but it doesn’t lack diversity by any stretch. The album starts off slowly with a laid back jazzy tune Blessing In Disguise, but after a minute of that, they’ve turned up the distortion to a hardcore level. Give it another minute and some really sweet flute will flow out your speakers. The instrumentation over the album is amazing, especially during the instrumentals where there isn’t a vocal, hearing a woodwind or accordion helps to keep the listeners attention. Over the sixteen tracks there’s easily sixteen different genres, most of it is guitar driven, with a dark, dramatic type of energy to a lot of the songs. With song titles like Bipolar Bear and Mustard Brush Tango, it’s worth a listen or two. 3/5 MATT RIPPON
Mornington Peninsula resident Larissa Tandy picked up a guitar,
IN A LITTLE WHILE Maxi
BLUES TRAIN VOL.3 The Blues Train
The much anticipated Melbourne artist Maxi has released her first single. In A Little While was written in her parents’ attic and has a laid back kind of energy to it. A moody synthesizer sets the tone at the start, and then we are treated to some Kimbra-esque vocal layering. Maxi can definetly sing a catchy hook and this one will get stuck in peoples’ heads. I like the restrained feel to the production, it’s not overdone, especially in the bridge with its simple clapping. The song builds nicely and people won’t be disappointed by Maxis first solo efforts. 3/5 MATT RIPPON
HOLLYWOOD The Falls
Seth Sentry has been steadily paying his dues in the underground Hip Hop scene since 2003. Seth was nominated for a Triple J ‘Unearthed’ award in 2009 and in the same year had his track The Waitress Song reach #31 in Triple J’s Hottest 100. His latest offering, Float Away has been touted by some as a possible Top 10 for this years’ Hottest 100; simple and catchy and producing a melody that won’t be leaving your head anytime soon. Layers of light piano, hammering beats and jangling percussion lift the infectious chorus whilst Sentry’s vocals remain typically tight on its outskirts. In true Aussie style, the a-typical American “I’m rich and the bitches love me” hip hop and is cleverly replaced with a sense of honesty, larrikinism, integrity and fun. Float Away tells a story of oblivious minds, unfulfilled potential and the opt-out lifestyle, something many will appreciate. Here’s looking forward to the album in late September. 4/5 SCOTT GARDNER
There’s an atmospheric reverb pinned to elements, but also a hint of playful quirk, with toy piano lines, hand claps and melodica interspersed throughout. Sweet and addictive. 4.5/5 SIMON IMREI
The debut EP from Sydney duo The Falls is the end result of the friendship, relationship, breakup and eventual partnership of members Simon RudstonBrown with Melinda Kirwin. The pair have documented their time in these six songs, placing raw and palpable emotion inside warm, intimate and infectious indie/folk. The EP begins with the cyclic acoustic guitar of Please, with its faultless harmonies and subtle piano. Moving into their debut single Home, the brief is clear; simple production with some really charming dynamics. The vocals, whether harmonized or solo, are immediate and honest, sitting atop a bed of lushly decorative string arrangements. The highlight for mine is the strings on the title track; a resigned goodbye duet, sung to each other amidst their fractured relationship.
The Blues Train, conceived 18 years ago, is considered one of the premier and unique live Blues venues in Australia. This is the third volume celebrating the quality live Blues music on wheels in beautiful Queenscliff. The journey begins with a train whistle on Shaun Kirk’s appropriately named Steam Train and the quality of the music is relentlessly maintained for the whole trip. Several tracks including Jimi Hocking’s live Take the Blues Train are tributes to this iconic venue, which as cofounder Hugo Armstrong observes reflects “the affection that the performers have for the train.” The cast and variety of Blues style is impressive here with some standout tracks being Andrea Marr’s soulful vocals on Watch Me Work It and the classic shuffle swing sounds of The Tuff Tones with I Call My Baby Sugar. This CD means the Blues train journey can be savoured over and over again. 4/5 PATRICK ELLIGET
with Ray McGrotty Released in April 1971, L.A. Woman was the final studio album recorded by The Doors with singer/frontman Jim Morrison. The band had set out on a tour a few months before the album was completed, but only lasted two gigs, with Morrison suffering a breakdown on stage, refusing to perform. After the show, drummer John Densmore
along with guitarist Robbie Kreiger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek made the decision that touring with Morrison was no longer viable. Three months later on the 3rd of July, Morrison was found dead in his hotel room aged 27. He had supposedly died from a heroin overdose, although no autopsy was performed. The L.A. Woman album went on to become a best seller with over 10 million copies sold. It was a more bluesy album than their previous releases, with the two singles, Riders On The Storm and Love Her Madly, gaining substantial airplay prompting healthy album sales. Other stand-out tracks such as John Lee Hooker’s Crawling King Snake, along with L’america and the classic title track make this album an essential part of any good record collection. RAY MCGROTTY
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DOWN WHERE THE BANKSIAS GROW Andy Baylor
Pick of the month for a CD to check out, from a journeyman and roots mestro. Support local and check it out! 4/5 ED
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deejay-vu CHILL FACTOR TRACKS DJ Iceman 1. COMING ALIVE Vandalism & IKid (Vandalism & Girl Audio remix) This track is another storm on the dance floors around the world for the Melbourne outfit, originally from Frankston, cementing why they are at the top. With so many mixes available, there is one for everybody and a male vocal sound of the potbelleez they can’t go wrong. 4 / 5 2. AROUND THE WORLD Daft Punk (Richard Earnshaw & Mike Scot Re-Edit) I was put on to this one a couple of weeks backs and it’s breathing new life into a classic club track and filling the floors like no tomorrow. This is a mix that I’m sure all good DJ’s will be dropping in their main room sets for a very long time. Loads of punch and soothing pianos remnant of the huge vocal house scene of the late 90s early 2000s. 4 / 5 3. KICK OUT THIS EPIC MOTHERF*&@#R Dada Life A great track that has loads of punch to kick off with, before breaking down to a mellow vocal break and taking you back up with a massive bass drop. This one will make you sweat on the dance floor. One for any club set. 4 / 5 4. WOULD I LIE TO YOU Charles & Eddie (Shameless remix) Melbourne DJ / producer / remixer, DJ Shameless has taken the classic Charles & Eddie track from ‘92 and given it a twist that will leave you wanting more. Great production work and loads of beats while keeping true to the original vocals. 4 / 5 5. NOT MANY BIG FATS Scribe vs Tonic (Ken@Work Bootleg) With so many remixes of this club track floating around there is finally one that is worthy of being dropped at every gig. Bridging the gap between hip hop and electro this one is right on the money. Scribe’s vocals work wonders with the back beat of Tonic. A big thumbs up to Ken@Work. 4 / 5 DJ Iceman plays all the latest & greatest dance, RnB & party tunes at Playhouse Bar in Mordialloc and at MIND KANDY events.
COV E R V E R S I O N
GEM S ALL CHARTS ARE CURRENT FOR OF THE WEEK OF 30/07/2012
ROLLING IN THE DEEP
Dirty Loops (“Adele Cover”) TAGS: Dirty Loops, Adele, Rolling In The Deep, Jonah, Nilsson, studio, cover http://youtu.be/nsqh9jHkHlM
DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
Carleen Anderson (“Promo Video”) TAGS: Don’t Look Back In Ager, Oasis, Carleen Anderson, cover, promo http://youtu.be/vZjzgmBshqA
LAS VEGAS ROUTINE
Terry Fator (“TV Performance”) TAGS: Terry Fator, beikspreker, Las Vegas, music, puppet http://youtu.be/eHUANXEUTO4
Maddison Wilson (“Live Video”) TAGS: Live music, original, Chandelier Room, Maddison Wilson, Silently Begging http://youtu.be/-fAeXTImB2c
4 5 6
ONE MORE NIGHT BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) GOOD TIME
7 8 9 10
WIDE AWAKE AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME BROKEN HEARTED THIS IS LOVE
Thundamentals (“Matt Corby Cover”) TAGS: triple j, Music, Thundamentals, Matt Corby, Like A Version, cover http://youtu.be/By80vyAJk-0
NO. TITLE 1 SOME NIGHTS 2 BOOM BOOM 3 FEEL THE LOVE
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NO. TITLE 1 MY JOURNEY 2 BELIEVE 3 HAPPY HOME 4 BROKEN BRIGHTS 5 SOME NIGHTS 6 THE OL’ RAZZLE DAZZLE 7 UP ALL NIGHT 8 TEENAGE DREAM: THE COMPLETE CONFECTION 9 OVEREXPOSED 10 THE STORY SO FAR
NO. TITLE 1 BOTH OF US 2 WHISTLE 3 DON’T WAKE ME UP 4 I’M ALL YOURS 5 TURN ALL THE LIGHTS ON 6 POUND THE ALARM 7 BACK IN TIME 8 TURN UP THE LOVE 9 SCREAM 10 STARSHIPS
NO. TITLE 1 FEEL THE LOVE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
THIS IS LOVE DO IT LIKE THAT WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT BANGARANG SEXY AND I KNOW IT GET FREE LEVELS 100% NO MODERN TALKING I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
ARTIST fun. Justice Crew Rudimental (feat. John Newman) Maroon 5 Pink Owl Eyes (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) Katy Perry Justin Beiber (feat. Big Sean) Karmin Will.I.Am (feat. Eva Simons) ARTIST Karise Eden Justin Bieber Darren Percival Angus Stone fun. Missy Higgins One Direction Katy Perry Maroon 5 Keith Urban ARTIST B.o.B (feat. Taylor Swift) Flo Rida Chris Brown Jay Sean (feat. Pitbull) T-Pain (feat. Ne-Yo) Nicki Minaj Pitbull Far East Movement (feat. Cover Drive) Usher Nicki Minaj ARTIST Rudimental (feat. John Newman) Will.I.Am (feat. Eva Simons) Ricki-Lee Havana Brown Skrillex LMFAO Major Lazer Avicii Knife Party David Guetta (feat. Chris Brown & Lil Waye)
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LIVE & LOCAL
THE BAY WANTS YOU!
The Bay Hotel has launched its search to find the next big thing. Local DJs have been invited to enter by sending in a short set and a little bit of info about themselves. The purpose of the comp is to give fresh faces a chance to break into the industry, with a first prize of $2000 and a set with a guest DJ up for grabs. To get involved, email a 20-minute demo to email@example.com, and for more info head to www.bayhotel.com.au or give The Bay a call on 5976 2222
PEZ COMING TO THE NEW FRIBAYS
The rumors are true: FriBays will feature an r’n’b room every Friday night from August 10! Longtime downstairs party duo Cornerpocket have a couple more weeks to rock out before Melbourne’s top DJs, MCs and guests will be spinning nothing but the very best r’n’b and party tunes downstairs each week. Plus, in an exciting announcement, hip-hop MC Pez will be coming to The Bay on Friday, August 31. Since 2008’s The Festival Song with 360, Pez has established himself as one of the country’s premier live hip-hop acts. Make sure you get down to check him out in our own backyard at The Bay Hotel. Find The Bay Hotel at 62 Main St, Mornington. For more details about Pez and the other FriBays entertainment, head to www.facebook.com/fri.bays.
HOUSE Vs HURRICANE
House Vs Hurricane take to The Pier Live stage on Saturday, September 1 as part of their nationwide Crooked Teeth tour. Always up for a party, they’ll be joined by special guests Confession and the Peninsula’s very own Bury The Fallen. For tickets, info and other stuff, check the Pier Live website at www. pierlive.com.au. TAYLOR MCVEAN
JUST WHAT IS… BEEZ NEEZ?
The Pelly Bar is setting the standard for the hardcore scene by hosting a new alternative club night, Beez Neez. Making the most of the bar’s two levels, the guys at Greenman Alliance have been organising some killer line-ups spread across two rooms, which have been impressing fans from around the Peninsula. Revellers can look forward to a blistering show on Friday, August 3, with a stellar line-up including Closure in Moscow, No Way Out, The Diecasts and I Ran Eleventh. Taking to the stage on September 12 are hardcore heroes Hallowers, supported by the Delaware Wolves, Queensland band Never Lose Site, and Villainy, a band from Frankston who have been hitting the music scene hard, spreading their sound. If you’re after a great night with an abundance of music, drink specials and a frenzy of energy and entertainment, then get on down to Beez Neez at the Pelly Bar. Tickets available at the door. ELIZA REVELL
RECORDING STUDIO FOR FRANKSTON’S YOUTH
FRENZAL RHOMB FRENZY
Saturday, August 4 sees the already tasty Pier Live August line-up boil over with none other than the legendary Frenzal Rhomb. With a limited number of August shows planned and dedicated ‘Rhombers’ always in tow, it’s probably best to panic, then immediately go to www.pierlive.com.au to secure your ticket. TAYLOR MCVEAN
Late August will see the launch of a new recording facility as part of the Ebdale Community Hub in Frankston. The council’s youth FReeZA group Fresh Entertainment is behind the launch, with some preliminary recording already taking place to iron out the creases and test the facilities. “We were encouraged to have as much control as possible in producing our own music and therefore were able to get the sound we were after,” says Trent Steley (pictured), one of the few to have used the studio. For more information on the launch and how to be a part of recording at the new studio, keep in touch with the Fresh Entertainment Facebook page at www.facebook. com/freshentertainment.frankston, as well as the PEARL Facebook page. While you’re there, click ‘like’ on both!
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GRASS TAYLOR TOUR
Grass Taylor (Hot Lies/Brock Downey) is set to enchant audiences with his emotionally charged music as he embarks on The Broken Vaults Tour. Stepping aside from the constraints of a typical punk rock record, Taylor is experimenting with a more acoustic sound while still maintaining a punk rock ideology. Joining Taylor on the tour is the all-Peninsula line-up of Cisco Rose (Scissorfile), Jam Roots (Sean from KissChasy) and Holy Trash (Fangs). For those who wish to be captivated by Taylor’s new musical venture, his tour kicks off at Barbushka in Bendigo on August 10 and heads to the Espy on August 23, but you can catch the guys locally at the intimate B’Artiste Lounge in Frankston on August 11. For more info, head to www.grasstaylor.com or www. reverbnation.com/grasstaylor. ELIZA REVELL
THE MUSIC CRUSADE
Frankston’s Battle of the Bands is heading towards its explosive finale. Who will be the winner and represent Frankston City in the regional finals? Will the battle be a close call or a sweeping victory? Who knows? You can only find out on August 3 at 6.30pm during the final at Seaford Community Centre Hall, Station St, Seaford. The youth event, which is organised by Fresh Entertainment on behalf of FReeZA and Frankston City, will undoubtedly be a roaring success. Want to know why? Because with imaginatively
named bands including Dreams of Monochrome, Saraneth and The Fuzzbirds all performing at the final, the music is certainly going to be interesting, if not legendary. ALEXIS COLLIER
SYDNEY SET TO SIZZLE AT HARBA
Sydney’s hottest men are seat to heat up the stage in October with their brand new Funtasia show. Spectacular choreography, great music, acrobatics, comedy and maybe even a little romance thrown in to heat things up! Perfect for hen’s nights, birthdays, work parties, or just a great excuse to have a fun night out with the girls, the Sydney Hotshots come to Harba in Mornington on Friday October 5. Tickets are $25, available from the venue on 5975 1183. For more info on the guys, head to www. sydneyhotshots.com
BODY ART APPRECIATION AT BEACHES IN MORNINGTON!
Beaches is set to come alive late August with The Peninsula Body Art Show, presented by Ink Fix. Doors open for registrations at 4pm, with the show and judging getting under way at 5pm, giving the crowd the chance to be involved in the judging process as well over the 23 categories. Finger food and a spit roast will be on offer, with giveaways and raffles throughout. Later on, Beaches will transform back into its regular Saturday night with new boogie blues outfit Tres Hombres taking the stage from 9pm. So whether you’re thinking of dabbling in some body art, or you’re a seasoned expert – or maybe you just want a rockin’ night out with a great live band – make sure you’re at Beaches on Saturday, August 25. There’s only a handful of tickets left, so get in quick to secure yours for $25 through either Beaches or Ink Fix Tattoos. Find Beaches at 55 Barkly St, Mornington. For any inquiries, phone 5975 0966.
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SHOWING OH MERCY
Tonight I’ll be staying here with you...
Bob Dylan President Roots performing the songs of
Bob Dylan Saturday August 18th Three Course Dinner & Show
Melbourne pop band Oh Mercy return to Australia next month for a 16-show tour to mark the release of their third album, Deep Heat. Oh Mercy will visit every state and territory during their tour, which kicks off in Brisbane at The Zoo on Friday, September 21. Oh Mercy first stepped on to the music scene in 2009 with the release of their debut album, Privileged Woes. The band - vocalist and guitarist Alexander Gow, guitarist Simon Okely, bassist Eliza Lam, and drummer Rohan Sforcina - cite Bob Dylan, Paul Kelly and The Go-Betweens among their influences. Deep Heat began taking shape in Portland after the band completed their North American tour and has been described as “modern, forward-thinking pop; a colourful mix of styles all held together by a singular groove”. The Victorian leg of the Deep Heat tour includes shows on October 12, 13, 19 and 25 in Ballarat, Warrnambool and Geelong as well as Melbourne. For more information on tickets and the tour, head to www.ohmercy.com.au. Deep Heat will be released on August 24 through EMI. ALIYAH STOTYN
A BRAND NEW RED CUP THURSDAY!
Just when you thought you knew every available option for a Thursday night in Frankston, Glacier is about to launch a new Thursday night with . . . wait for it . . . a live band! Red Cup Thursdays will showcase cover duo Every Avenue, as well as DJ Ralph, from 9pm each week. With a great look and fresh vibe, Every Avenue features the versatile and attentiondemanding Mary on vocals/guitar, with the upright ‘cocktail’ drumming of Nick, performing everything from Katy Perry to Salt n Peppa to Gnarls Barkley. The party launches on Thursday, August 23 at Glacier Bar, 480 Nepean Highway, Frankston. For more info on Red Cup Thursdays, head to www. facebook.com/redcupthursdays and for info on Every Avenue, go to www.facebook.com/ everyavenueduo
FREEZA BATTLE HEATS UP
Young musicians are tuning up for this year’s FReeZA Push Start State-Wide Battle Of The Bands Competition. Hosted by Impakt on behalf of FReeZA and Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services, the competition will feature the cream of the Peninsula’s up-and-coming musical talent, and the heats get under way this month. Musicians under the age of 21 will be given the chance to showcase their talent and win some extraordinary prizes, while the winner will go on to compete in the regional finals and possibly perform at the 2012 Push Over Festival. So whichever band you’re supporting this year, make sure you only bring picks and spare guitar strings to what will be an epic battle. For more info on dates, times and locations, keep checking in with the PEARL Facebook page! ALEXIS COLLIER
THE ONES TO WATCH
What’s in a name? Absolutely nothing when it comes to up-and-coming rockgrass band The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats. They are far from dead. In fact, they are rapidly becoming one of the most talked-about new bands peddling the music scene, with their fresh-faced take on the traditional bluegrass ‘slap your thigh ‘til the cows come home’ genre.
World renowned impersonator Mark Andrew will be at the Rose GPO for one show only Three Course & Show
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On August 25, Dromana’s Hickinbotham Winery is hosting ‘RePower’ as part of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition Initiative. The day boasts an impressive line-up of local acts including Tash Parker, Kodo Motif and Lucky, as well as guest speakers Sean Willmore (Thin Green Line Foundation) and Frank Fitzgerald-Ryan (Sustainability Street). Come on down to Hickinbotham between 3-7pm to enjoy the music - as well as some of the finest food and wine the Peninsula has to offer - while contributing to a great environmental cause. Proceeds from the event go towards repowering the winery with efficient, green, clean and sustainable energy. Tickets start from $30, and are available through event organisers including Eve Pawlik (0430 723 334; firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/317092395050427 ELIZA REVELL
The five-piece ensemble (originating from the Mornington Peninsula) proclaims their sound to be “obnoxious bluegrass with a rock‘n’roll spirit” – a cheeky homage to the eclectic influences of past legends that helped shape their gritty sound. Comprising Chris Wishman (mandolin), Daniel Sudholz (banjo), Ben Clements (washboard), Lachlan Alcorn (guitar) and Davin McDonald (traditional bass), The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats have already appeared at the Falls Festival, 2012 St Kilda Festival and Blue Mountains Music Festival and continue to attract a strong following, like five beer-guzzling Pied Pipers trying to dispel the dub-step haze of modern music. And they will continue to do so. Seducing renowned producer Shane Nicholson to work on their debut album Bloodhound Killed My SqueezeBox, which is available on iTunes, The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats are undeniably the ones to watch. HEIDI BOND
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This month I checked out the new dance floor at Cruze in Mornington! Cruze is back and it’s better than ever. The dance floor is twice as big and the podiums have returned! Also, a pole has been installed for those who prefer a more . . . er, “challenging” dance style. The new Cruze features friendly bar staff who don’t keep you waiting, a second outside smokers’ area, KILLER DJs who play the best dub step/house/bass remixes and a second room that plays r’n’b house classics! Why go to the city when you can mosey on down to Cruze for the city nightlife experience at half the price with locals? If you fall in love with this place again just as I have, get yourself a membership. For $50 you get VIP and $4 entry, exclusive weekly ‘members only’ drink specials and no lock-out. You’ll need to get in early because it’s been a full house the past few weeks It’s safe to say Cruze is back and won’t go down without a fight, so other Saturday night venues better up their game! You only live once so live it loud and on the dance floor. Until next weekend, Ash xx Each month, our ‘night owl’ Ash checks out the biggest parties and coolest nightspots on the Peninsula. If you know of a big night happening and think Ash should head down and check it out, email us at email@example.com
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Big Bang Media & Powerhouse Entertainment present PEARL - A dedicated Arts, Entertainment & Culture mag for the Peninsula. This edition feat...
Published on Jul 31, 2012
Big Bang Media & Powerhouse Entertainment present PEARL - A dedicated Arts, Entertainment & Culture mag for the Peninsula. This edition feat...