Australian band Pseudo Echo burst on to the music scene in 1982. Fresh out of high school, they had big hair - fluffed, gelled and teased from root to tip. The only thing bigger than their hair was their electronic sound, which saw the band score six hits in the Australian Top 20 during the 1980s. Their new wave sound featured on such hits as Listening, A Beat For You, Don’t Go, Love An Adventure, Living On A Dream and their cover of Funkytown, which was a chart-topping success in Canada, the US and the UK, as well as Australia. Celebrating 30 years as Pseudo Echo, it is only fitting that they have recently released their first original single in more than 20 years. Suddenly Silently was written 10 years ago, but the band didn’t feel the time was right to release the song until now. According to frontman Brian Canham, “The irony is that the lyrics are exactly about what’s happened to us. They’re about things that are right there staring at you, and then you discover something brand new that’s been here waiting all along.” Pseudo Echo have found their groove with their latest lineup; a group of band members who have worked hard to hone their timeless ‘80s electronic sound in their new music as well as their classic hits. Complementing the music are powerful lyrics, some more meaningful than even Canham realised at the time he wrote them. “The lyrics are very metaphorical when I look back at them now. I would just write words that came to me and just pluck them out of my head and put them all together to paint this literal picture and then realise that there was this total sub-message in there.” Canham was exposed to many different types of music growing up, from French composers to American rock bands such as Styx, as well as the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Music ran in his blood thanks to his musician father, who introduced him to electronic music. “We veered into a new wave sound influenced by bands like Sparks and the electronic stuff that my dad had played for me, which had really gotten me thinking about, what is this music? How do I make these sounds? And then I started to really explore that.” Pseudo Echo developed their eclectic sound by thinking outside the box and straying away from the classic guitar
riffs popular with ‘70s bands. In doing so, they created a new musical niche and a loyal following. “I’ve always thought outside the box, there’s no doubt about that,” Canham says. “I was a pretty dreamy kind of kid. I didn’t do great at school. I mean, I always had my head in the clouds.” Pseudo Echo are currently touring Australia and will be playing at the Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival at MorningStar Estate next month. “Expect the old classics and the original sound, a very authentic reproduction of our ‘80s sound with some new surprises and a really enthusiastic band,” says Canham. With their enduring success, recent remixes of Funkytown and acclaim for their 2000 album Teleporter, the band stands as one of Australia’s iconic ‘80s institutions. And with more new music in the pipeline, there’s a lot more of the Pseudo Echo story still to be told. Pseudo Echo will be playing at Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival on October 7 at MorningStar Estate alongside Sarah & The King Bees, Cordial Factory and Superjuice. Tickets can be purchased on the day or by pre-sale online. Visit www.harvestngraze.com/future-events/mount-eliza to find out more. JESSICA MILLS
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As far as 10th birthday celebrations go, most kids would be stoked to hit up TunzaFun with five close friends, but Soundwave Festival has kicked things up a notch by inviting some seriously big names to its 2013 big birthday bash. Only 15 per cent of the available tickets were released to the public after pre-sales, so it was no surprise that Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney sold out in record time this year. With Soundwave having become one of the country’s top festivals, the twittersphere, interwebs and rumour mills were rife with speculation over the line-up for 2013. Raising the bar every year, the folk at Soundwave did not disappoint, announcing a face-melting first-up assortment of stunning bands including Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink 182, Anthrax, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Paramore and Garbage. As if that wasn’t enough to make your rockin’ hearts pound, the second wave of confirmations included Slayer, Cypress Hill, Bullet For My Valentine, Amity Affliction and Bring Me The Horizon. The addition of US thrash metal legends Slayer brings together three of the so-called ‘Big Four’ to Soundwave, joining Metallica and Anthrax. Although more bands are to be announced, it’s probably not realistic to expect the last of the Big Four - Megadeth – to be added to the bill. As promoter AJ Maddah pointed out, “This is not a Big Four gig”. Indeed, while most big festival line-ups peter out after the first five or so acts, AJ Maddah has managed to put together a bill that not only caters to just about everyone’s tastes, it could basically be divided into two separate yet equally awesome festivals, with most of the acts being decent headliners in themselves. Late ‘90s kids are sure to be stoked with the final line-up, particularly the news that Blink 182’s drummer Travis Barker will be tackling his fear of flying and joining the band for their trip to Australia. The huge line-up will also see Cancer Bats descend on Australia, with their new album, Dead Set On Living, delivering an even more ferocious sound. Taking on Headliners in the US before playing Soundwave 2013, US metalcore merchants Woe, Is Me will be unveiling an unexpected and game-changing sophomore album that has been two years in the making. The festival will also see Canada’s Billy Talent hit Australia. After skipping us on their last album tour because of a crushing schedule, the band are keen to get our blood pumping with their authentic arena-style rock. We really could bang on about each of the bands featured in Soundwave 2013, but it’s pretty safe to say that if Flemington Racecourse was able to wear socks, March 1 would see them well and truly rocked off. Check out more info at www.soundwavefestival.com MATILDA HEGGIE
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Over the weekend of Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, Enter Shikari are playing Billboard The Venue. Those who don’t want to wait until next year to see The Amity Affliction can resolve this issue now by grabbing tickets for their show on October 4 at the Palace Theatre. Playing the very next day will be Cannibal Corpse at Billboard The Venue. Tickets are still available so don’t miss your last chance to see the guys because it’s pretty amazing they’ve lasted this long. Plus, all-round silly buggers and awesomely fun metal band Steel Panther will be playing at the Palace Theatre on October 7. They’re in Australia through Soundwave’s touring arm. All of the above tickets can be snapped up via www.ticketek.com.au.
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Soundwave tickets are now up for sale, and line-up details are splashed all over their site. So, who’s been announced, you ask? If you haven’t already seen the posters emblazoned on underpasses and online, brace yourselves, kiddies, here we go! Highlights include Metallica (pictured), Slayer, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Sum41, The Offspring, Paramore, The Amity Affliction, Cancer Bats, Linkin Park, Blink 182, Stone Sour, Bullet For My Valentine and MANY more! Now, not all these are necessarily “heavy”, but I thought I’d include them for all those eclectics out there who might like to see the full list out of curiosity. Tickets are up either through www. soundwavefestival.com.au or www.ticketek.com.au. Grab them now before they go, or hate yourself at least until the year after next. (Check out our Soundwave Festival line-up preview, also in this month’s edition!)
If Steel Panther isn’t your thing, how about Frankenbok? They’re also playing at the Ferntree Gully Hotel on October 7, with tickets through www.ticketmaster.com.au if you want in. Right at the end of the month, as well, we can’t forget The Angels, who are playing at the Corner Hotel! Interested in tickets? Of course you are! Go to www.cornerhotel.com to grab yours now. Also, keep your eye out for the monthly metal nights happening down at Baha in Rye, with all the details you’ll need on the PEARL Facebook page weekly gig guide! So here we are, the month’s happenings and a little ahead, and what excitement we have ahead of us. Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to abuse my wallet now so I can abuse my eardrums later. Abusings all round, and maybe some piracy in between. Arrr harr harr! BEN LOPEZ
Spring Sounds & Summer Secrets As a muso who loves to be in the know with all the tours and festivals, i’m pretty excited about summer and the next few PEARL editions. We’re going to be bringing you all the news on each of the big festivals locally and around Victoria as announcements come to hand, and you won’t have to do a lick of research. We’ll also be grabbing some big names to sit down with us, so keep your eye out! This edition gets the ball rolling with Pseudo Echo (ahead of the Harvest n Graze Festival), Dale Ryder from the Absolutely 80s show and the wrap up of all the Soundwave Festival announcements! We speak to Seth Sentry about his local roots and Paul Greene about his forthcoming tour, but the drawcard for me was getting the chance to speak to Mark Lizotte (aka. Diesel) about his career and love of Muddy Waters and the blues. In Adrenalin Sports, we have a snow wrap up from the always entertaining DJ Eddy, hear about the first couple of Surf events coming up in Spring, and hear about Kaeden Stevenson, the young local doing amazing things, at just age 8! Theatre & Film is chockas this time, with a piece on Peninsula Short Film Festival director Steve Bastoni and his upcoming Hollywood film, the story behind the great YouTube initiative Frankston TV, Panorama’s Footloose, HipCatCircus’ Misunderstood and some great Relay For Life fundraisers happening c/o PLOS. We also have a chat with Harriet James of The Actors’ Studio! In addition, the Impakt Freeza Committee are on board telling us all about their upcoming Battle Of The Bands Competition, with morte & more Youth stuff to come in upcoming issues! We’ll update you on all things Beer, hear from N’Sane Cheerleaders and pack in CD reviews, columns, nightclub snaps & full monthly gig guide. Spring loaded, indeed. SIMON IMREI (Music Editor, PEARL)
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More than just a place to enjoy music lessons, the Somerville School Of Music aims to “promote music in every way (they) can”. For those wanting to discover their passion and learn an instrument, the school offers vocal tuition as well as lessons for guitar, drums, sax, harmonica, trumpet, violin, banjo and more, catering to a variety of different age groups and levels of competency. If you’re looking to sneak in a bit of practice before or after your lesson, or just ‘let loose’ in a room by yourself, practice rooms are available for solo or band use. In addition, a portable Zoom recorder is available so you can analyse yourself and monitor your progress on the road to world domination! You can grab it for $10 during a lesson or for $20 an hour with studio hire. Also on offer is a weekly singing club for five to 12-year-olds looking to sing for fun with a group, as well as ‘Rock Up & Jam’ sessions every Saturday from 2–4pm. Entry is just a gold coin donation. Discover Somerville School Of Music at 45 Grant Rd,Somerville. Lessons are private and priced at $30 for a half-hour. For more information, check out www.sommusic.com.au or phone 5977 7151. SIMON IMREI
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It occurred to me recently that country musicians, so long as they avoid drug overdoses and light aircraft crashes, seem to enjoy longer careers than the average high-profile music star. I mean, it’s hard to picture Katy Perry or even my new hero Azaelia Banks experiencing the kind of latter-year successes that Dolly Parton or Loretta Lynn enjoy - though I’d be happy to see either young star prove me wrong! It seems country artists just seem to gain credibility as they age (think Willie Nelson, who was already a grandfather when he first gained mainstream success as a performer), whereas pop stars suffer as skin sags, waistlines expand and high voices lower. Of course, there are other professions in the public eye where stars rise and fall even faster than in the pop world. Professional sport springs to mind – particularly those high-profile Olympic sports such as gymnastics, swimming or even athletics, where competitors are often considered way over the hill by age 30. Former Olympian turned touring singersongwriter Paul Greene was well aware of this, even as he prepared to run in the 1996 Atlanta Games. “I always knew that music would be my main career,” he says. “I also knew that I would only have a limited time to push my body to participate in the journey that that life took me on . . . whereas I knew I could be a musician all my life.” Thankfully, Greene’s post-athletics musical career in no way resembles that of fellow Atlanta competitor Carl Lewis (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, type ‘Carl Lewis Star Spangled Banner’ into a YouTube search). Paul Greene’s songs have a distinct country sensitivity, so I asked him if there were particular songwriters that drew him towards the twang. “The clincher for me was Patty Griffin,” he explained. “She has it all – her songs speak to me, and there is a strong sense that she has invested everything in her songwriting. It is fearless.” Such an observation speaks volumes about Greene’s approach to his musical journey. Griffin is a songwriter who exists well outside the mainstream, but commands great respect among her peers and dedicated country music fans. Greene, now on his seventh album, is setting about doing the same. He already sells enough records to make a living, but is set on continuing to push his own limits as a musician and songwriter. It’s a journey worth watching, and locals will have the opportunity to do exactly that this month. Paul Greene will appear on September 14 at Baha in Rye. While I’m confident he’ll be back in the area regularly, this is a great chance to see the multi-talented high achiever in an intimate and relaxed setting. 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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Certainly my parents were happy with more traditional instruments, but when my brother and sister gave me a guitar one year, I really felt like I was on the right track.” By his mid-teens, Diesel was playing in bands alongside The Baby Animals’ Suzi DeMarchi before joining The Innocent Bystanders in 1983 for a three-year stint leading up to the release of their debut album. Not long after, Diesel left the band and formed Johnny Diesel & The Injectors with a collective of previous bandmates. “The Bystanders were going everywhere but nowhere, I suppose, and when I was basically fired, half the band sided with me. It was a bit of a mutiny, really.” In 1987, the group moved to Sydney under the management of Brent Eccles, the drummer for The Angels. “We had sax CHELSEA HEIGHTS as a core component of the band, and it was around then that Mum and Dad started If you were to take a walk through any venue on the coming to shows. There was something about Dad coming weekend, soaking in the choice cuts from your local cover along and jamming that healed a lot of wounds from the band, you’ll most likely hear a Diesel song some time past.” during the night. Songs like Tip Of My Tongue, Don’t Need Love and Cry In Shame have enjoyed high rotation on rock After opening for rock acts The Radiators and The Choirboys, stations and pub stages around the country, standing the Diesel was hired to play guitar on Freight Train, Jimmy test of time as simply great songs with universal appeal. Barnes’ third solo album. By 1991, Johnny Diesel & The Whether you’re drawn to the fiery blues guitar playing, the Injectors had enjoyed ARIA chart success with the singles unrestrained soulful vocal or the nostalgia in the sounds of Don’t Need Love, Soul Revival and Cry In Shame, all off the late ‘80s/early ‘90s - the latter part of pub rock’s ‘heyday’ their self-titled debut album. The release also won the ARIA - there’s a comfortable familiarity with Diesel’s music that award for Highest Selling Album, with more than 280,000 puts most people on side. The man himself took the time to sold. After the group disbanded, Diesel still performed and speak to PEARL on a Monday morning after a weekend of recorded regularly with Barnes, even duetting on his album rehearsals for his upcoming tour. Soul Deeper, singing the Sam Cooke cover Bring It On Home To Me. “When I started working with Jimmy, I saw someone Born Mark Denis Lizotte, Diesel grew up in Perth and likeminded. I love how he attacks things and I guess we both found music at an early age through his father Henry, a only know how to give 110 per cent. We don’t know how to professional saxophonist, and the blues classics in Henry’s do it any other way.” record collection. Being adept at a few instruments, Diesel eventually gravitated towards electric guitar. “Guitar excited When the 1992 album Hepfidelity was released under the me from a very early age, but it took me a while - and a solo artist moniker of Diesel, it sold more than 200,000 few other instruments - to be assertive enough to play it,” copies, peaked at No.1 on the ARIA charts and won Best he says. “Cello was something I loved playing, and still do. Album at the ‘93 awards, helped largely by Tip Of My Tongue,
Diesel’s highest charting single to date. His next album, The Lobbyist, also peaked at No.1, with Miss Your Water its most successful single. The follow-up, Solid State Rhyme, also enjoyed success with Fifteen Feet Of Snow and All Come Together, and by the 1995 ARIA awards Diesel had won Best Male Artist three years in a row. Between 1996 and 2002 Diesel went on hiatus, living in New York City and only returning briefly to release Soul Lost Companion, the only album under his birth name Mark Lizotte. Since his 2002 return, he’s spawned a number of original albums as well as the critically acclaimed Project Blues: Saturday Suffering Fools, featuring songs by Albert King, Don Gardener, Eurreal ‘Little Brother’ Montgomery and George ‘Buddy’ Miles. This album led to the 2009 Hits & Blues tour, seeing Diesel perform bluesy renditions of his most successful hits alongside the Project Blues songs. “The (previous) record Days Like These gave me a taste of a much more ‘live’ recording, and it had been heading in a bluesy direction. So I just thought, let’s swing the compass right over and go all the way blues, and to be able to tour those songs was really the making of me, I think.” Now, as a follow up to the 2009 tour, the Hits & Blues Round II Tour will traverse the country, hitting 20 major and regional locations along the way and showcasing Diesel’s blues roots and inspiration alongside the most requested hits spanning 13 albums so far. This time it’s ‘Diesel vs Muddy Waters’, with songs like Mannish Boy, Champagne & Reefer and Hoochie Coochie Man to get the Diesel treatment on stage. “Sometimes when people see the stuff I’m tackling they do a double take, but I’m putting my own spin on things. I’m not trying to play them verbatim, I just want to capture the excitement and heart of the songs. In essence, though, these were some of the first songs I ever played on guitar so it’s really come full circle for me this time around.” Billed as ‘an all-in brawl of blues-inspired hits, with the KO punch of Muddy Waters’, Johnny Diesel/Mark Lizotte/Diesel live on tour is not to be missed. Diesel comes to the Chelsea Heights Hotel on Saturday, October 6. Doors open at 8pm, with tickets available presale for $35 or on the door for $40. For more info, head to www. chelseaheightshotel.com.au
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DALE RYDER STILL ALL ABOUT THE 80S
The Somerville Hotel is bringing back the days of frizzy perms, caked hair gel and fashionable shoulder pads. The era in which the compact disc first appeared in record stores, Cabbage Patch Dolls were born, we lost John Lennon and we all played Pac-Man also saw the emergence of some great Aussie music and a vibrant and prolific array of bands and albums that shaped a generation. One of those bands, Boom Crash Opera, have returned in part, with Dale Ryder one of three frontmen in The Absolutely 80s Show and select other members playing in the all-star backing band. Born from the success of the Countdown Spectacular, The Absolutely 80s Show is a two-hour musical extravaganza of epic ‘80s fun and flashbacks, with Ryder performing all the Boom Crash Opera hits and Scott Carne and Brian Mannix bringing back the classics of Kids In The Kitchen and Uncanny X-Men. Although Boom Crash Opera haven’t released any new material since 1997, Ryder is still enjoying his music and the Absolutely 80s shows with Mannix and Carne. “The most satisfying part of the show for me is the three of us still having so much fun performing, and not taking it all too seriously like I did in the ‘80s,” Ryder laughs. “On that, Brian Mannix is the craziest and most ‘zestful’ person I know. There’s far too many stories to get into. Scott’s pretty crazy too, but mostly when he’s driving or navigating. I am the sane one . . . they call me Roger Moore!” The show has been a great success so far, with a resurgence of ‘80s sounds in today’s indie tunes and hits helping the music of that era gain a new relevance. “Music hasn’t changed that much, with bands like The Presets and Empire Of The Sun still being creative with sounds and instrumentation.” Still, Ryder sees the nostalgia. “I think people come and enjoy our show because it takes them back to that time; a time of youth, love and revelry.” Many people may not know that Boom Crash Opera are still performing, having done a set at this year’s St Kilda Festival and contributing music to the odd TV commercial along the way. On the subject of a full Boom Crash Opera resurgence, Ryder quickly qualifies, “Boom Crash Opera will never say never to anything! We are playing a few gigs around town though, and also we’re on the bill for A Day On The Green, with James Reyne, Baby Animals, The Angels and Hoodoo Gurus. We’re heading to all states on tour starting in November, so we’ll see after that.” So for the true lovers of ‘80s music, keen for a high-powered dose of the decade, The Absolutely 80s show comes to The Somerville Hotel on Friday, October 12, featuring Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men), Scott Carne (Kids In The Kitchen) and Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera). Tickets are $25, available through the venue (booking fee may apply). For more info, head to www.somervillehotel.com.au SIMON IMREI
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SETH SENTRY with a retro cool factor One would not expect someone toting such a sensible name as Seth Sentry to be a rapper, yet the name is just one of many features that sets Sentry apart from the crop of Australian hip-hop artists. From a critical standpoint, it’s easy to assume that Sentry’s chilled ‘image’ is a persona carefully constructed to amass fans, yet knowing his roots - Sorrento born and bred – it’s pretty clear that Sentry’s laidback nature, penchant for gaming and love of music is an embodiment of the Mornington Peninsula lifestyle. In reality, Seth Sentry could really be any one of your friends from school or work, a modern day ‘everyman’ or, simply, put ‘anyone’s mate’. It’s this no-nonsense attitude that has informed the complex lyrical content of his songs, which have received significant airplay on Triple J. My Scene - the first single from his debut album This Was Tomorrow – is a case in point of how Sentry’s personal experience and individual scrutiny of the world around him are bound together by lyrical wit, charm and humour. When presented with the idea that his music stands out for its complex lyrical structure and melodic tune, Sentry modestly explains, “When I listen to a song, the lyrics are always the first thing I hone in on, and for me, words are the most important part of a song. I think maybe that’s one of the reasons it took so long to release this album, because I was constantly re-writing and editing.” Indeed, four years have passed since The
Waiter Minute EP (2008) threw Sentry’s name into the spotlight, with his new album, This Was Tomorrow, due to be released on September 14 through his own High Score Records label. When questioned over the pressure he received from both fans and the music industry to release his new album, compounded by his somewhat ‘lazy’ image, Sentry coyly admits, “I’m grateful for the people who pushed me. It’s nice to have people continuing to want to listen, and I guess to keep my name in the spotlight.” Indeed, fleeting fame is not something Sentry has any interest in, advising budding young musicians, particularly hip-hop artists, to “keep on writing lyrics and perfecting your craft” rather than dreaming of instant fame. Adding value and a certain retro cool factor to the long-awaited release of Sentry’s album, a range of key chains, tees, yo-yos and skateboards are available with pre-orders online. When asked about his choice of merchandising, Sentry jokes, “I wanted a yoyo, and I thought my fans would enjoy them too!” He goes on to admit that he wanted fans to feel like there was value in purchasing his product, rather than taking the easy road of downloading. Sentry kicks off his tour on September 20 and plays the Corner Hotel on the 29th. You can pre-order his new album online, or pick it up from September 14. MATILDA HEGGIE
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LADY BEHIND THE LENS: STELLA THURBON Each weekend, Peninsula and bayside residents disperse into the night, populating nightclubs and entertainment venues in an effort to either distract themselves from, or rebel against, the weekly grind. Left to contend with the masses as they slowly sink into inebriation are the bar staff, management, security guards, DJs and band members in the venue, but amid all the chaos there needs to some extra thought spared for another crucial component. Walking through the obstacle course of dancers, getting knocked around like a pinball and showered in drinks and sweat is . . . ‘the nightclub photographer’! Not necessarily an active serviceman at the front line of combat, but in pub terms probably not far from it. One such photographer doing the rounds each weekend, snapping clubgoers in Daveys, Pier Live and Glacier, among others, is Stella Thurbon, a gifted and creative photographer and not just for social shots. I caught up with Stella and hounded her with small talk so the wider PEARL community could get some idea of the lady behind the lens. PEARL: Tell us a bit about your background. THURBON: I started taking photos in Year 9 while doing Studio Arts Photography at Mornington Secondary College. I went on to get a Diploma of Photo-Imaging at PIC (Photographic Imaging College). My work is mainly artbased. PEARL: How did you come to be shooting snaps in pubs and clubs? THURBON: When I was working at the Bay in Mornington as bar supervisor I used to take photos for the Facebook pages on Friday nights. Daveys saw my shots and offered me the nightclub photographer position and it’s just grown from there. I now take photos weekly at Daveys, Berwick Inn Hotel, Glacier and Pier Live on Thursdays and Saturdays and I also shoot the touring bands that play there. PEARL: Pretty cool job? THURBON: Yeah! Looking back at when I was about 15 or 16, the idea of getting paid to shoot live music would have been my dream job! It’s pretty amazing!
PEARL: What bands have you photographed and is there a favourite moment? THURBON: I’ve shot most of my favourite bands, including Grinspoon, Frenzal Rhomb and Regurgitator. Little John was very impressive, but nothing beats Art Vs Science in Pier Live. I had heard a few of their songs on the radio and liked them, but they were amazing!! The venue was packed and the vibe rocked! When they played Magic Fountain, I was standing between the stage and the barrier, the whole crowd was jumping and the venue was shaking! I couldn’t aim my camera straight ‘cause I was bouncing up and down with the patrons. A mind-blowing show! Amazing live act, now one of my favorite bands! PEARL: What gear do you shoot with? THURBON: I shoot with a Nikon d7000 and a handful of lenses, all suited for different things. I shoot all of my personal work on film and make hand prints in both the black & white and the colour dark room. PEARL: So where to from here? THURBON: I’m hoping to have an exhibition of my personal work by the end of the year or early next year, but for now I’d love to do more live shots and more casual promotional shoots for bands looking to get their stuff together. Promo shots are great when you can be really creative and mess with different locations, props and stuff. Plus I get to make bands do ridiculous things while I photograph them. PEARL: If you could do one thing in photography tomorrow, what would it be? What’s the first wish to the genie? THURBON: It’s always been my dream to go on tour as a band photographer. Could not imagine a better job! Catch Stella Thurbon out and about each weekend doing social shots around town, and for more info check out www.facebook.com/stellathurbonphotography. If you’d like to book Stella for your venue, or you’re a band looking for some shots, then give her a call on 0407 715 329.
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FESTIVALS & TOURING Pearl’s monthly BLUES Report with PATRICK ELLIGET
A WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL TO WARM A BLUES LOVERS HEART
CALLING ALL YOUNG LOCAL ACTS FOR OZ DAY! The Australia Day In The Park Festival has been one of the biggest events on the local calendar for a number of years. Now, the lines are open and expressions of interest from young up and coming local bands are being welcomed. So, if you or your band is interested in performing onstage at the festival early next year, send your demo/promotional material to simon@powerhouseonline. com.au or via post to us here at PEARL, addressed to ‘Oz Day In The Park Festival’, PO Box 3554, Mornington, 3931 and we’ll pass the info on. Get sending!
I had the pleasure of attending the 13th annual Echuca/Moama Winter Blues Festival recently and was blown away by the stunning standard of music on offer and how smoothly the event was run. For three days in late July, more than 40 performers played to enthusiastic audiences in restaurants, hotels, clubs and the streets in the two towns. The extensive line-up, chosen by Hugo ‘Blues Train’ Armstrong and Chris Longmore, was certainly impressive, and included such prominent performers as Chris Wilson, Phil Manning, Geoff Achison, Lloyd Spiegel, Blues Mountain Trio, Jimi Hocking, Louis King, Sweet Felicia & The Honeytones and Dream Boogie. The proximity of the venues, including Oscar W’s on the riverbank, the Bridge Hotel, Antonio’s restaurant and the Speakeasy Wine Bar, made it easy for punters to check out the various gigs, and courtesy buses were on hand to ferry blues fans from Echuca to two Moama wineries that had been transformed into live music venues for the festival. Morrison’s Winery hosted Lloyd Spiegel and Tim Burnham while Geoff Achison performed at Perricoota Vines.
Among the more unusual settings were paddle steamers on which blues veteran Phil Manning and Jules Boult & The Redeemers played. It’s hard to imagine a more unique and attractive venue anywhere in the world. Dallas Frasca headlined at the OPT nightclub on Saturday night and was supported by blues/roots artist Claude Hay, whose high-intensity rhythmic slide blues ‘wall of sound’ was a real standout. Festival chairman Peter Williams and his team should be congratulated for overseeing and developing a festival that is fast becoming a mustattend event for serious blues lovers, as well as a prestigious booking for local and international blues artists. For more information on next year’s Echuca/ Moama Winter Blues Festival, to be held from July 26-28, head to www.winterblues.com.au and watch the pages of Pearl Magazine. Until next month, in the words of the Dutchman, “Keep the faith”. Patrick writes monthly for PEARL on blues & jazz. If you’d like Pat to review your release or know of something happening in the blues or jazz world, drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org PATRICK ELLIGET
THE FOLKS BEHIND THE PENINSULA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Just over two months out, the anticipation is growing for 2nd Peninsula Short Film Festival, coming to The Village Green in Rosebud on Saturday November 10. Founded by talent manager and businessman Tony Ladiges, and accomplished film & television actor - and Peninsula local - Steve Bastoni, the festival has sought to provide a creative outlet for local film-makers and artists to hone their skills and gain invaluable insights and experience within the wider film community. After the success of the inaugural festival, which attracted an enormous amount of interest, an incredible 87 submissions from across Australia and over double the expected crowd on the day, the follow up is set to be another star-studded display of vibrant and innovative art on film. It certainly helps to have the experience of Bastoni on hand to steer the ship and help put together an event of such magnitude. As one of the country’s most versatile and distinguished actors of recent times, Bastoni gained notoriety as ‘Angel’ in the long running TV series Police Rescue and has gone on to star in numerous other film & television projects such as Blue Murder, The Matrix Reloaded, Underbelly and Neighbours. Now Bastoni is set to appear alongside Sam Worthington, Myles Pollard and Xavier Samuel in the soon-to-be-released Hollywood feature film, Drift. Set around the iconic Margaret River, in Western Australia, Drift tells the story of a family of surfers, fighting to stay afloat as
they launch a business to help revolutionise the local surf world altogether. Redesigning boards, homemaking wetsuits and selling gear out of their van, they find themselves mixed up with a local drug dealer in a bikie town, having to claw their way through adversity to global success. It’s the true story of the rise of surf brands, the adoption of the laid-back surf lifestyle worldwide and the courage of the central characters as they
battle corruption, tested relationships and deadly addiction. The film is codirected by Morgan O’Neill and Ben Nott, and is slated for a late 2012 release, which is to coincide nicely with the PSFF. Also timed nicely is the stage production of Barassi, set to open September 20 at The Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne. Chronicling the life of the iconic Australian footballer, coach, motivator and father of ‘modern football’, Barassi depicts the determination, passion, courage, success and failure of the legendary coach with plenty of laughs along the way. Bastoni stars in the title role, alongside Chris Asimos, Matt Parkinson and even former AFL footballer Russell Robertson, in his debut stage effort. So between promotional duties for a Hollywood feature film and theatre commitments, Steve Bastoni will be helping to bring the Peninsula Short Film Festival to life for the second time and bookend another amazing year of achievements for himself. Along for the ride at this year’s festival will be a stellar lineup of celebrity judges including Lachy Hulme, Jane Hall, Underbelly’s Firass Dirani, Steve Vizard and more, making it the only place to be this November! Grab your own slice of Hollywood on Saturday November 10 at The Village Green in Rosebud. It’s your chance to mingle with the stars – including one of the festival directors – and help support the nurturing of progressive and exciting short films on the Peninsula. For more info, head to www. peninsulashortfilmfestival.com.au SIMON IMREI
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FESTIVALS & TOURING TOURING 2012-2013 MAIN ST FESTIVAL
The Main Street Festival in Mornington has announced it’s programme, once again bringing a diverse blend of local and renowned music acts to town, as well as dance groups, poets, roving entertainment and more! Headlining the Grand Hotel stage will be folk/roots singer and songwriter Jeff Lang, with locals The Warrains, holycow, Mamma Sass and President Roots making up the timetable. Across the other stages you’ll find Blackwater Riff, Ron Vincent, Simon Imrei Band, Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute), Katrioniques and more, as well as solo performances by Paul Dillon, Erik Ivan Parker, Lucky and others on the songwriters stage. Aside from the music, there’ll be Hip Cat Circus workshops, Red House Native American and Percussion club performances, Peninsula Poets’ “Soapbox Poetry”, Marshere School Of Dance and Jive Dance displays and the multitalented Merryl Leppard sharing her stories, poetry and music. Make sure you clear the schedule for a day of wandering around stalls, checking out local talented artists and musicians, sampling delicious food and wine and soaking in the hive of activity that is Main Street, Mornington. The festival runs from 11am to 5pm on Sunday October 21. (which. by the way, is also our publisher’s birthday) For more info, head to www.facebook.com/MainStreetMorningtonFestival
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The 2013 Apollo Bay Music Festival is fast approaching, with organisers shouting out to any budding festival artists with an original act to apply now until the 26th of October. Located along the picturesque Great Ocean Road – from the 26th-28th of April next year – the festival is celebrating its 21st staging of the event. The 2013 line up is yet to be announced, but previous acts include Washington, the Scared Weird Little Guys, Kasey Chambers and Oh Mercy; tickets to be released soon.
America (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall) Thur Sept 6th Rick Ro$$ & Guests (Festival Hall) Thur Sept 6th Homebound (Corner Hotel) Thur Sept 6th Julia Stone (Forum Theatre) Fri Sept 7th The Brand New Heavies (Trak) Fri Sept 7th Illy (Corner Hotel) Fri Sept 7th Howard Jones (Billboard) Fri Sept 7th The Gangsters’ Ball (Forum Theatre) Sat Sept 8 Progfest (Espy) Sat Sept 8th Alpine (Corner Hotel) Sat & Sun Sept 8th & 9th Patrick Wolf (Forum Theatre) Tues Sept 11th Xavier Rudd (Palace Theatre) Thur Sept 13th Musiq Soulchild (The Hi-Fi) Thur Sept 13th Jeru the Damaja (Espy, Gershwin Room) Fri Sept 14th Hanson (Palace Theatre) Fri & Tues Sept 14th & 18th
Xavier Rudd (Pier Live) Sat Sept 15th The Rubens (Forum Theatre) Sat Sept 15th Rufus Wainwright (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall) Sat Sept 15th Newton Faulkner (Corner Hotel) Tues Sept 18th Good Charlotte (Festival Hall) Thur Sept 20th The Angels (Corner Hotel) Thur Sept 20th Bone Thugs N Harmony (Espy) Thur Sept 20th Eiffel 65 & N-Trance (Palace Theatre) Thur Sept 20th Yellowcard (The Hi-Fi) Thur & Fri Sept 20th & 21st Katchafire (Forum Theatre) Fri Sept 21st Damien Leith (Palms at Crown) Fri Sept 21st Nada Surf (Corner Hotel) Fri Sept 21st Ferry Corsten (Palace Theatre) Fri Sept 21st Macy Gray (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall) Fri Sept 21 Far East Movement (Trak) Fri Sept 21st. The Final Cut (The Hi-Fi) Sat Sept 22nd Enter Shikari (Billboard) Sat & Sun Sept 22 & 23 Lady Antebellum (Palais) From Tues Sept 25th James Morrison (Forum Theatre) Wed Sept 26 Scissor Sisters (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall) Wed Sept 26th Kevin Johansen & The Nada (Prince of Wales, Bandroom) Wed Sept 26th & Fri Sept 28th Six60 (Forum Theatre) Fri Sept 28th Weddings Parties Anything (Palace Theatre) Fri Sept 28th TZU (Pier Live) Fri Sept 28th Martika (Trak) Fri Sept 28th Snow Patrol (Regent Theatre) Sun Sept 30th Kelly Clarkson, The Fray & Sarah De Bono (Rod Laver) Mon Oct 1st. Joe Cocker (The King Center) Wed Oct 3rd. Paul Oakenfold (Festival Hall) Fri Oct 5th Cannibal Corpse (Billboard) Fri Oct 5th The Amity Affliction (Palace Theatre) Thur Oct 4th & Fri Oct 5th Long Way to the Top (Rod Laver) Fri Oct 5th Richard Clapton (The Palms at Crown) Fri Oct 5 Diesel (Chelsea Heights) Sat Oct 6th Giacomo Puccini (Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley) Sat Oct 6th Steel Panther (Palace Theatre) Sun Oct 7th
Joe Bonamassa (Palais) Thur Oct 11th Maroon 5 (Rod Laver) Fri Oct 12th Dallas Frasca (Prince of Wales, Bandroom) Fri Oct 12th Rockwiz (Festival Hall) Fri & Sat Oct 12th & 13th Tortoise (Corner Hotel) Sat Oct 13th Chocolate Starfish (Chelsea Heights) Fri Oct 19 Shellac (The Hi-Fi) Fri Oct 19th & Sat Oct 20th British India (Pier Live) Sat Oct 20th Elaine Paige (Palais) Wed Oct 24th Mumford & Sons (Rod Laver) Thur Oct 25th Smashmouth (Palace Theatre) Thur Oct 25th Hot Chelle Rae (Festival Hall) Fri Oct 26th Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson (Regent Theatre) Sat Oct 27th Wednesday 13 (Espy, Gershwin Room) Sat Oct 27th Willie Colon (Palace Theatre) Sun Oct 28th The Black Keys (Arts Centre, Sidney Myer Music Bowl) Wed Oct 31st & Thur Nov 1st. Celtic Thunder (The King Center) Fri Nov 2nd. At The Gates (Billboard) Fri Nov 2nd. Bastardfest (Espy) Sat Nov 3rd. Icehouse (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall) Mon Nov 5th The Cherry Poppin Daddies (Corner Hotel) Mon Nov 5th Delta Goodrem (Arts Centre, Hamer Hall) Wed Nov 7th LeAnne Rimes (The King Centre) Thur Nov 8th Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys (Palais) Sat Nov 10th Ben Harper (The Plenary) Sat Nov 10th Coldplay (Etihad) Tues Nov 13th Tommy Fleming (The Palms at Crown) Wed Nov 14th Radiohead (Rod Laver) Fri & Sat Nov 16th & 17th Owl City (The Corner Hotel) Sun Nov 18th George Michael (Rod Laver) Wed Nov 21st & Thur Nov 22nd. Angus Stone (Palace Theatre) Thur Nov 22nd. Angus Stone (Pier Live) Sat Nov 24th Dark Funeral (Corner Hotel) Sat Nov 24th Village People (Palais) Sat Nov 24th Nickleback (Rod Laver) Tues & Wed Nov 27 & 28 Rick Astley (Palace Theatre) Fri Nov 30th Simple Minds, Devo and The Church (Palais) Fri Nov 30th The Selecter (Corner Hotel) Fri Nov 30th Rick Astley (Chelsea Heights) Sat Dec 1st. Missy Higgins (Palais) Tues & Wed Dec 4th & 5th Nicki Minaj (Rod Laver) Wed Dec 5th Goyte (Arts Centre, Sidney Myer Music Bowl) Sat Dec 8th Shane Howard (Forum Theatre) Sat Dec 8th Jennifer Lopez (Rod Laver) Tues Dec 11th The Living End (Corner Hotel) Tues Dec 11th & Mon Dec 17th Alexisonfire (Festival Hall) Wed Dec 12th Regina Spektor (The Plenary) Fri Dec 14th Absolutely 80’s (Chelsea Heights) Mon Dec 31st Nightwish (Palace Theatre) Mon Jan 14th, 2013. Weezer (Arts Centre, Sidney Myer Music Bowl) Wed January 16th, 2013. Keith Urban (Rod Laver) Sat & Sun Feb 2 & 3, 2013 Ed Sheeran (Festival Hall) Tues March 5th & Wed March 16th, 2013. One Direction (Rod Laver) From Thur Sept 19th, 2013 (7 shows)!! Rumoured concerts: Soundgarden, AC/DC, Van Halen, Stone Roses, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Bruce Springsteen.
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Festival Roundup with Heidi Bond
BETWEEN THE BAYS FESTIVAL
One for the families, the Between the Bays Festival on Saturday the 23rd of February 2013 is creating much anticipation for the release of its line-up. So far Hoodoo Gurus and James Reyne have been confirmed. In its 8th year, the summer festival continues to grow in popularity, offering families the chance to enjoy an inexpensive day out in a friendly atmosphere, whilst sampling the finest produce and music the state has to offer. And for a noble cause; held at Penbank School in Moorooduc, profits raised support Wugularr Community School in Northern Territory. Check website for ticket release date.
QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Sorrento to Queenscliff ferry ride just became slightly more exciting with the arrival of the Queenscliff Music Festival, held at Princess Park. From November 23rd-25th the sleepy town will be awakened with four stages of Australian music, with Missy Higgins, the uber-successful Cat Empire, Something for Kate, You Am I and the phenomenally talented Gurrumul headlining. Camping and daily passes are still available through festival website.
Due to overwhelming popularity, the Meredith Music Festival, held from December 7th-9th, has sold out for 2012. Proud of its BYO and ‘no dickhead policy’, Meredith is the
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‘cream of the festival crop’ with organisers presenting a “cracking squad of music mavericks” – Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Regurgitator, Grimes and Four Tet – for the masses to enjoy. But dry your tears unlucky ones, tickets for the Golden Plains Music Festival have yet to be released. Subscribe now via the website to be part of the March 7th-9th, ‘Lucky Seven’ fiesta.
PYRAMID OF ROCK
Missed out on Falls Festival tickets? Celebrate the start of 2013 at the annual Phillip Island Pyramid of Rock festival instead. From the 29th of December acts such as 360, Children Collide, Xavier Rudd, Kate Miller-Heidke, Pnau and Blood Red Shoes are set to headline. Prices start from $279 (camping and booking included). Tickets are available through the festival website from September 4th.
COOL SUMMER FESTIVAL
Put your ski implements away and get ready for Mount Hotham’s Cool Summer Festival. From February 22nd-24th of February 2013 join JD and the Cat, Owl Eyes, Richard Perso, Gossling and Graveyard Train are set to perform, alongside a few festival debutants who have yet to be announced. See website for ticket availability and prices.
This November brace yourself for a festival like no other: one that claims to be more “feeling” than purely entertainment. The Harvest Festival, held at Werribee Park on the 10th and 11th, is proud to add a somewhat European flavour to the festival season, boasting “acres of magnificent, natural environments” for the backdrop of phenomenal performers. Beck, Ben Folds Five, Santigold, The Dandy Warhols and LA’s Silversun Pickups are set to headline. Tickets available through website.
HARVEST & GRAZE FESTIVAL
80’s pop sensation Pseudo Echo are set to headline the Harvest & Graze Festival, with Sarah and the King Bees, Superjuice and fourpiece folk band Cordial Factory filling out the bill. Mt Eliza’s Morning Star Estate will provide the backdrop on October 7th, its serene setting perfect for the array of local gourmet food and wine Victoria has to offer – deliciously paired with the amazing musical guests on show. See website for ticket availability.
FALL INTO 2013
Grab your tent poles ladies and gentleman, the Lorne Falls festival is coming – kicking off on the 28th of December. Organisers have attracted a bevy of local and international talent, including Angus Stone, The Hives, Hilltop Hoods, Matt Corby, Hot Chip and SBTRKT – with the addition of eccentric US rapper Coolio of mid-90’s notoriety. Tickets have sold out, but check the website for radio and television broadcast schedules.
WHAT’S THAT…? BLUES AT THE BRIARS?
Yep, you read right. The Briars is set to house the inaugural 11 hour celebration of blues music aptly titled ‘Blues At The Briars’. Your first impression when looking at the lineup is, “Pft, bloody hell!” World-class (but true blue Aussie) blues acts like Geoff Achison, Lloyd Spiegel, Rob Pappalardo, Alex Burns and Jimi Hocking are all part of the lineup, also including some exciting up and coming acts as well. Keep your eyes and ears out for more announcements about the day’s festivities. Blues At The Briars comes to The Briars on Saturday Feb 2, 2013. More in the next issue of Pearl.
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#08 – A (Pub) Idiot Abroad
It’s a sad fact this world is constantly shrinking. This is all thanks to things like Facebook, Google, iPhones and your girlfriend’s chatty co-worker. So I thought it prudent to offer you, the obviously discerning reader, a quick Do’s and Don’ts guide for when one travels abroad. This is for any drunken Aussie in Phuket, Englishman in Barcelona, Irishman in Melbourne or American in Tijuana! DO: Respect the country you’ve been fortunate enough get a visa from, enjoy the local hospitality and tourist attractions and just soak up the atmosphere. DON’T: Soak up 14 longnecks of the local rice wine, tell locals how they should run their country, and urinate on, in or around historic monuments. DO: Be sure to order in the local tongue when acquiring a
beverage from a bar. For example, Victorians drink ‘pots’, New South Welshmen drink ‘schooners’ and our northern brothers in Queensland drink . . . err . . . anything! DON’T: Order a pint of Tetley’s if you can only see a `LIGHT’ or `HEAVY’ beer on tap. Chances are they have never heard of your drink of choice, and every single time you state that your ‘local at home’ has been stocking that beer for 300 years, you’ll make the locals a little more than edgy. DO: Arrive sober and in good spirits. Get to know the locals and chat about recent events and sporting fixtures. DON’T: Abruptly enter with 15 equally smashed mates in tow and claim the pub by force. There is nothing worse than a pack (yes, pack) of wild footy players on an end-of-year trip to Bali, bollocked off their faces on cheap mai-thais, slippery nipples and gas chamber shots. If you do find yourself in said ‘pack’, quietly try to drop off the pub crawl, find a cool little
bar and relax, secured in the knowledge that you won’t be having your head kicked in by 12 bouncers later that night. DO: Politely ask the band if they can play a song or two for you. DON’T: Call the band every name under the sun because they don’t know your vague idea of a folk song from your native homeland. Funnily enough, the band could not give two rats’ knackers what song you want to hear because the only dialogue they will be registering is, “blah blah selfish idiot blah blah”. So let’s change the way our barroom actions affect others, because when your country is getting a bad rap because of YOUR actions, it’s time for a sit down and some Dr. Phil with a soothing cuppa. You’re benched, kid. JOHN KENDALL
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celebrating arts & culture on the peninsula
Sipping mulled winter cider listening to a lecture on art and philosophy, laughing and crying at a great play in Cube 37, marvelling at works on paper in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, collaborating on ‘A Creative Peninsula’ the new Mornington Peninsula Shire’s arts and culture strategy, interviewing people in local theatre and standing on a soapbox reciting original poetry with fellow wordsmiths were but a few of the activities that inspired me this past month. The Peninsula and Frankston are alive with arts and culture. Spring is festival season. With so many events happening, you’ll just have to read our arts listings to keep track. From arts lectures to art house films and everything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Revel in the variety. If you have something coming up, let us know. We love connecting audiences to the arts and visa versa. Avidly, Your Arts Editor, Andrea Louise Thomas
SCARECROWS AFOOT The Hinterland Scarecrow Festival is a community celebration incorporating highly original scarecrow sculptures in & around Red Hill. On display from September 22 October 26, tour the region enjoying scarecrow specials from local merchants, the Scarecrow Market at Red Hill on October 6 and other assorted activities. For more info: www. scarecrowfestival.org.au. Maps available now.
DRIVING MR WORRYTHOUGHTS
This month the FAC has been on tour. We have been driving all over Mornington Peninsula and through to Melbourne and Geelong, helping little ones zap away their ‘worrythoughts’! Based on Nicky Johnston’s book Go Away Mr Worrythoughts!, the Frankston Arts Centre developed and implemented a 40-minute theatrical adaptation that has been seen by more than 8000 primary school-aged children throughout Victoria. While many of us will be aware of mental health disorders affecting adults and anxiety affecting teenagers, there are far fewer who realise anxiety can start much, much earlier in children as young as five. Author and Frankston resident Nicky Johnston wrote, illustrated and published her book to help children and their families cope with anxiety, but initially to help her first child, Bayley, who at the time was struggling to eat, sleep or laugh because of anxiety. Statistics show that while about 14 per cent of Australian children have mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and behavioural problems, only one in four of those receives professional help. We have a new cast this year, and with new director Kaarin Fairfax the performance has been enhanced and now incorporates more interaction with little worriers, including magic and a motivating song created by cast member Maddy Kelly. I asked Maddy what she felt about GAMW! before and since touring. “From the moment I first read the book, I fell in love with the story and the message it was sending. We spent nine intense days in rehearsals, doing everything from learning lines to making props to editing music. It was fantastic being able to work with such a creative team of people and have the freedom to experiment with new ideas within the piece. “Having dealt with anxiety in my own life, it’s great to be able to pass on this story to our youth and teach them the mechanisms to cope with it. I only wish there was something like this around when I was still in primary school. “The great thing about this production is its ability to travel to primary schools all over Victoria. We have the opportunity to visit these kids and not only educate but entertain. Even in cases where a school normally wouldn’t be able to afford to take their students to see a production, we are fortunate enough to be able to bring the show to their classroom. It is unbelievable how attentive and receptive all these children are, no matter what school. They all understand and can relate to this idea of worrythoughts, whether they are preps or grade 6s, and it creates such a beneficial message for students, parents and teachers. Plus, because of the playfulness of the piece, the kids get so absorbed in the characters’ adventures. “Being an ensemble member of Go Away Mr Worrythoughts! has honestly been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.” For further information and resources for parents, head to www.happyhero.com.au. For schools interested in 2013 tours, email email@example.com or phone 9784 1060. GILLIAN THOMPSON, Frankston Arts Centre
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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK Mark Gray Gallery nestled in a little shop on Main Street is the newest gallery in Mornington. Using a panoramic film camera, Gray captures natural landscapes in brilliant scope and vibrant colour. Fine art photographs and prints illuminate black walls captivating viewers’ attention. 1/139 Main St. 5975 5558. www.markgray.com.au
EBOOKS ARE HERE eBooks are here and now available for free download from home or any Mornington Peninsula Shire library branch! With more than 500 titles already available from Our Library and readable on computer, eBook reader or tablet, the service is accessible 24/7 and all that’s required is a library card and PIN. Find out all about it now by heading down to your local library. eTalking books are also available to download to your computer and audio device so you can listen on your iPod or MP3 player. For more information, call Victoria Mathews, the Library Technology Coordinator, on 5950 1707
CHEERLEADING, IT’S N’SANE
BEST IN SHOW
Dynamic, different and dripping with character, the phenomenally talented contemporary artist, Julie Webster, won Best in Show for her ‘Girl With the Willow Pattern Tattoo’ at the recent Derinya Art and Craft Exhibition held at Derinya Primary School in Frankston South.
Athleticism, timing, confidence, grace under pressure, flexibility and coordination are but a few of the attributes necessary for being a good cheerleader. Cheerleading is team gymnastics with rigorous routines, stunts and tumbling. It’s fun and spunky, but it’s not easy. At N’Sane Cheer and Dance, students spend three hours each session stretching, tumbling and dancing. Though widely perceived as ‘an American thing’ cheerleading is hugely popular in Australia. If you ask the cheerleaders why this is so, the answer is simple, “It’s fun!” The competitions are big, bright and very exciting for Oak Hill Gallery got the juices flowing for both participants and audiences. Cheerleading is its annual Postcards exhibition by hosting not all that is taught at N’Sane, they also offer hipa paint- in on August 20. Artists were given hop and breakdancing classes. All N’Sane classes materials, time and space with other artists are full of enthusiastic, eager and fit young people to get cracking on their mini masterpieces. who absolutely love what they are doing. Impressive paintings were produced. See If you think your kids might be interested in the results when the show opens Sunday, cheerleading or alternative dance, this is the place October 7 from 2-4pm at Oak Hill Gallery to go. 2/23 Carbine Way, Mornington 5975 8280 or 100 Mornington- Tyabb Rd. 5975 – 4299 visit their facebook page. www.oakhillgallery.com.au ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
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ART TO WEAR AT MANYUNG
Join the Manyung Gallery Group for the Art to Wear Fashion Expo and lunch, hosted at the Ranelagh Club, Friday 14th September. Over 20 artists will showcase their original “art to wear”. Mornington Peninsula milliner Felicity Northeast brings to life the creative concept developed by gallery Director Sharyn WemyssSmith. The artists’ original artworks are the inspiration for Northeast’s handmade, one of a kind, contemporary headpieces, each created using traditional millinery techniques. Elements of actual artworks created by Manyung Gallery Group artists are incorporated into the unique series of wearable designs. High Profile artists collaborating with Northeast for the Ranelagh Club Expo and also in the Passion for Fashion exhibition at Manyung Gallery at Mt Eliza from September 7 include: Janine Daddo – prominent local artist, naive figurative works (work pictured above). Plus Miertje Skidmore, Ralf Kempken, Nellie Zimmerman and more... Manyung Gallery 1408 Nepean Highway Mt Eliza Phone 9787 2953
1000 BOWLS TO SEA
A river of bowls running down to the sea will seat themselves in the sand at Sorrento’s Back Beach on Saturday, October 6 from 9am to dusk. This fundraiser for Peninsula Headspace will feature 1000 handmade ceramic bowls, all available at the bargain price of $20 each. Contact Sue to find out more: 0409 945 581 firstname.lastname@example.org
GRUMPY OLD POET I was brought up to parse and rhyme and count the metre all the time; write lines that scan, find words to fit and follow rules of English Lit; use proper grammar, tell it straight, and always, always punctuate.
The poetry I now peruse, nestling amid the weekend news, or in slim volumes on the shelf with foreword by the bard himself, is praised wherever it is seen – but what the devil does it mean? © 2012 Mary Jones
Misunderstood Thursday 4 & Friday 5 October @ 2pm & Saturday 6 October @ 6pm
Circus, digital art and music collide in this performance with a difference! Crafted and performed by young talent, this show explores a repertoire of issues facing young people in way that is creative and beautifully realised.
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Suitable for the whole family Full $18, U12 $12, Family (2A+2C) $50
This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.
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Image Timothy Horn White Death (2009) Crystallised rock sugar, foam-core, hot glue and varnish. 60 x 63 x 40cm. Photography by Addison Doty.
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What’s Happening with Arts and Culture LITERARY ARTS AND ARTS LECTURES: PENINSULA POETS SOCIETY MEETING First Saturday monthly from 11am-12: 30pm @ Mornington Peninsula Library Meeting Room. Contact Andrea on 0435 120 297 or email@example.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS: MORN PENINSULA BRANCH Third Sunday monthly from 1:45pm @ Community Contact House in Mornington. Margaret 9781 1231 firstname.lastname@example.org PENINSULA POETS’ POETRY SLAM New day & time: Fourth Sunday monthly from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ B’Artiste Bar and Lounge, Frankston. Andrea 0435 120 297 email@example.com, facebook, Twitter, YouTube LIVE N’ LOCAL Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Mornington Peninsula Library Meeting Room. Read your literary work aloud. Bookings 5950 1820 firstname.lastname@example.org THE CRYSTAL PALACE EXHIBITION OF 1851 AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE AND FINE ART SOCIETY LECTURE Friday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 pm @ Peninsula Community Theatre (Mornington). For bookings, head to www.adfas.org.au. PLANNING DISCUSSION FOR THE JOHNSTON COLLECTION TOURING EXHIBITION AT MPRG IN 2013 Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 10am to 12pm @ PCT Foyer (Mornington) PHILOSOPHY CAFÉ AT B’ARTISTE Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm @ B’Artiste Bar and Lounge (Frankston) Philosopher, Matt Carter on artificial intelligence /art of being human. Free, but bookings necessary 9784 1867 WRITER’S BLOCK MEETING Saturday, Sept. 22, Oct. 6 from 10am-12.30pm @ Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre. Tony 0419 218 341 or email@example.com ARTIST TALK: THE PAPER ART OF MANDY GUNN Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 11am – 12 noon @ The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. Bookings 5975 4395 FRANKSTON LIBRARY POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP Monday, Oct. 8 from 7pm - 8:30pm @ Frankston Library Long Room. Performance poet, Andrea Louise Thomas teaches skills for success. Free, but bookings essential. 9784 1020
VISUAL ARTS: FIGURATIVE/ WEARABLE ART EXHIBITION Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 30 Manyung Gallery (Mt. Eliza) 9787 2953 www.manyunggallery.com.au. ART TO WEAR FASHION EXPO AND LUNCHEON CURATED BY MANYUNG GALLERY Friday, Sept. 14 from 12noon – 3:30 pm @ The Ranelagh Club (Mt. Eliza) RSVP by Sept. 10 to 9787 2953, 0419 595 222 or email: Hayley@manyunggallery.com.au
WHITE HILL GALLERY PRESENTS ELENA RYZANOFF & SIMON WILLIAMS Opens, Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8pm @ White Hill Gallery (Dromana). Call 5931 0146 or head to www.whitehillart.com.au NEW GLASS TILE JEWELLERY AT MARION ROSETSKY GALLERY Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 – 9 from 11 am to 5 pm @ Marion Rosetsky Gallery (Dromana). Call 5989 2557 or 0401 505 215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIAL AND ERROR Until Sept 9 @ Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre ART AFTER DARK 6pm onward. Paper sculpture installation. 9784 1896 www. thefac.com.au ART THE MOVEMENT AT CAFÉ JETT Opens Friday, Sept. 14 from 6pm – 9 pm @ Café Jett (Dromana) Group exhibition 5987 1911 www.artthemovement.com.au PENINSULA ART GIFT EVENT Opening Night Friday, Sept 14 from 6:30pm-10pm @ Mornington Yacht Club. Fundraiser offering 200 paintings by well-know artists for $200/ea. Kerry 0409 480 481 PUNK MILK 6th COMMUNITY EXHIBITION Opens Saturday Sept. 15 from 7:30 until late @ Punk Milk Gallery (Frankston). 0426 221 222 or www.punkmilk.com. Eclectic mix! STUDIO @ FLINDERS PRESENTS NATURE’S REFLECTION EXHIBITION Saturday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 7 The Studio @ Flinders. 5989 0077 www.studioflinders.com HINTERLAND SCARECROW FESTIVAL AND TRAIL Monday, Sept. 22 to Monday, Oct. 26. All across the Peninsula. For info go to www.scarecrowfestival.com.au LITTLE ARCHIES ANNUAL PORTRAIT EXHIBITION Until Sept. 27 @ Oak Hill Gallery Local version of Archibald Prize. (Mornington). 5973 4299 www.oakhillgallery.com.au PSYCHEDELICA SUNSHINE EGGS BY ASHLEA BECHAZ Until Sep. 27 Art the Movement @ Rye Wine Lounge. 5985 8355 www.artthemovement.com.au STEPHEN ASHMORE EXHIBITION Until Sept. 29 Curved Wall, Main Foyer @ Frankston Arts Centre. Ethereal art and soul. 9784 1060 www.thefac.com.au BLACK IS WHITE EXHIBITION Opens Saturday Sept. 29 7:30pm to 10pm. Photography/digital media in B&W @ Punk Milk Gallery (Frankston). Call 0426 221 222 or go to www.punkmilk.com TIM AND DAN Until Sept 29 @ Frankston Arts Centre Curved Wall Gallery. Winners of last year’s FAC Open Exhibition. 9784 1060 www. thefac.com.au INFINITE SPACE – OPEN EXHIBITION Until September 30 Arts community shows its stuff @ Cube Gallery, Frankston Arts Centre. 9784 1896 www.thefac.com.au ADRIANO GEMELLI: ‘REMIND ME OR 999 LOST THOUGHTS OR DON’T ASK ME I HAVENT GOT A CLUE’ Thursday, Oct. 4 until Thursday Nov. 22 Text driven visual art Curved Wall, Main Foyer @ Frankston Arts Centre. ART FOR YOU Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 – 7 @ The Brairs Park Barn SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE A SIGN EXHIBITION Friday, Oct 5 – Sunday, Oct. 28 Group exhibition @ Manyung Gallery (Mt. Eliza). 9787 2953 www.manyunggallery.com.au. STUDIO 13 AND FRIENDS PRESENT RIVER OF 1000 BOWLS Oct. 6 from 9am – dusk @ Sorrento Back Beach. Fundraiser for Relay For Life Sue 0409 945 581 email@example.com MANYUNG AT SORRENTO PRESENTS MIERTJE SKIDMORE Saturday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 21 @ Manyung at Sorrento. Abstract Artist. Call 9982 0622 or go to www.manyunggallery. com.au NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER Until Oct 7 @ MPRG. Cutting edge works on paper. TOUCHING THE NOW -LIVE MUSIC AT MPRG On Oct 7 from 3-5pm @ MPRG. Live music, wine and cheese TOUR DE FORCE: IN CASE OF EMERGENCY BREAK GLASS Until Oct 7 Inventive works in art glass. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery 5975 4395 www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au
ANNUAL POSTCARDS EXHIBITION Opens Sunday, Oct. 7 continues until Oct. 31 @ Oak Hill Gallery (Mornington). 5973 4299 www.oakhillgallery.com.au MENTAL HEALTH WEEK EXHIBITION Monday, October 8 – Saturday, Oct. 15 Annual show of artists living with mental illness @ Cube Gallery, Frankston Arts Centre. MORN PEN PATCHWORKERS PRESENT HUNG, DRAWN & QUILTED Until October 26 @ Mornington Library Foyer. Contact Katie Page for group info 9775 2603 ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR MONTALTO SCULPTURE PRIZE Entries for $30,000 prize Entries close Friday, Oct. 26. Contact Neil Williams 0414 584 511 or go to: www.montalto.com.au or facebook CLIFFORD LAST/VINCAS JOMANTAS: AWAKENING FORMS AND CLIVE STEPHEN, SCULPTOR Until Oct 28 @ Mc Clelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (Langwarrin). Ground-breaking modern sculptors. For info www. mcclellandgallery.com
WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: STUDIO SORRENTO ART UNTUTORED LIFE DRAWING CLASSES Saturdays, 2pm-4pm, during the school term. Contact Ngaire 5984 5176 0419 574 971 WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP WITH JULE GOLDSPINK Sunday, September 9 from 10am – 3:30 pm @ Peninsula Arts Society (Frankston South). Contact Ruth on 9787 6103, facebook or go to www.peninsulaartssociety.org.au ACRYLICS DEMONTRATION BY CRAIG PENNY Monday, Sept. 17 from 1pm – 3pm @ Peninsula Arts Society (Frankston South). Demonstration by well- known artist. 9775 2640 www.peninsulaartssociety.org.au THEMED LIFE DRAWING CLASSES Tuesday. Sept 11, 18, 25 from 7pm -9pm @ Punk Milk Gallery (Frankston). Enquiries 0426 221 222 www.punkmilk.com PHOTOGRAPHY FOR KIDS WITH NICOLE JACKSON Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 9:30am – 3pm @ The Briars Park (Mt. Martha). Digital photography for kids 7-14 (bring own digital camera) Contact Nicole 0414 737 990 firstname.lastname@example.org. au CIRCUS WORKSHOP Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm for kids 5-7 6pm @ Southern Peninsula Arts Centre (Rosebud). Contact: Cathy Sansom 5986 8204 email@example.com GOLDEN PRODUCTS PAINTS, TEXTURES & MEDIUMS WORKSHOP Monday, October 8 from 10am – 12 noon @ Mornington Peninsula Library meeting room. Cherie 0407 362 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THEATRE: GO AWAY MR. WORRYTHOUGHTS! Friday, Sept. 7 at 6 pm @ Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre Play addressing childhood anxiety and resilience building. BELL SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS MOLIERE’S SCHOOL FOR WIVES Friday, Sept. 7 at 8pm @ Frankston Arts Centre. ROSEBUD ASTRAL THEATRE CO. PRESENTS CALAMITY JANE Friday and Saturday Sept 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8pm and Sunday, Sept 9 and 16 at 2 pm @ Rosebud Memorial Hall. Musical Western. Access for all. Bookings: 5986 3111 www.astral.org.au
SEP 6 - OCT 11 IMPROMPTU IMPRO Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 pm @ Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre. Live, funny improvisation. Relay for Life Fundraiser. THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BALLET PRESENTS SLEEPING BEAUTY Thursday Sept. 13 at 8 pm @Frankston Arts Centre. MUSICAL MATINEES PRESENT THE MARIO LANZA STORY Friday, Sept 21 10:30 am and 1:30 pm @Frankston Arts Centre. Tribute to world great tenor. HARRY MACLARY AND FRIENDS Monday, Sept. 24 10am and 12pm @ Frankston Arts Centre. Children’s book favourite comes to life. BELEURA HOUSE AND GARDEN PRESENTS HANSEL AND GRETEL Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9:30 am @ Beleura House and Garden. Contact Faye 5975 2027 www.beleura.org.au HIP CAT CIRCUS PRESENTS MISUNDERSTOOD Thurs & Fri Oct 5 & 6 at 2pm and Saturday 6pm @ Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre. Family entertainment from digital artists & composers. PANORAMA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS FOOTLOOSE Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Friday & Saturday, October 5, 6, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Oct. 7, 14 at 1:30 pm. Dance spectacular feat. iconic 80s music. THE EMPTY CHAIR Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11am @ Frankston Arts Centre. Comedy about family change.
FILM: MASTERPIECES OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: ARTHOUSE CINEMA PRESENTS BLOOD SIMPLE Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 @ Rye Wine Lounge. Seating strictly limited to 40 people. RSVP. 2253 Point Nepean Road, Rye. Bookings: 5985 8355 OSCAR MOVIE MATINEES AT FRANKSTON LIBRARY Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 11am (Shakespeare in Love) & Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11am (Chicago). Frankston Library Gold coin donation. Bookings through 9784 1020. MOVIE NIGHT AT FRANKSTON LIBRARY SHOWING TIN TIN: ADVENTURES OF THE SECRET UNICORN Thursday, Sept 27 at 6pm @ Frankston Library. Gold coin donation Bookings: 9784 1020.
OPERA AND CLASSICAL MUSIC: CLASSICS AND IMPRESSIONS CONCERT @ ST. JOHN’S IN FLINDERS Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 pm St. John’s Church, Flinders. 5989 8620 Tickets available for Flinders Op Shop PENINSULA YOUTH MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm @ Peninsula Community Theatre (Mornington). Featuring PYMS Groups: La Grunta Chamber Orchestra, Askey Swing Band and Saturday Music School. For info, call Dorothy on 0439 991 505 OZ OPERA & DEAF CHILDREN AUS PRESENT THE MAGIC FLUTE Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 pm @ Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre. Classic children’s tale. Shadow Auslan signed. VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 pm @ The Frankston Arts Centre. Listings are at the discretion of the Arts Editor and based on information available at press time. Listings need to be brief and current. It may not be possible to fit everything in, but we’ll try if we know it’s on. Send info to: email@example.com by end of third week of each month. Also send listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisers are considered first for editorial. Please support this magazine and our fabulous staff of writers, photographers and reviewers. Ads in Pearl are inexpensive with special discount rates for charities, community and arts groups call 9708 8222.
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By ANDREA EBSWORTH For the last few months Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Libraries, Arts & Culture unit has presented the draft Arts & Culture Strategy 2012/13 – 2014/15; A Creative Peninsula at public and interest group forums in Mornington, Rosebud, Hastings and Sorrento. The aim was to invite our local artists and craftspeople, writers, musicians, publishers, producers, arts and cultural groups and interested community members to provide us with their feedback on the document’s content. The forums were well attended and lively, attendees have appreciated the opportunity to ‘Have their Say’ and contribute to the development of the arts and cultural policy framework. For us, it was integral that we engage our communities in this process. To date, those arts and cultural groups able to interpret and navigate the inaugural 2003 Strategy have thrived and many of the ‘Achievements’ listed in the revised policy document are a testament to the capacity and vitality of the many creative and cultural groups. The role of the new cultural framework will further advocate, nurture and support the foundations that have built our creative communities at a local level, while increasing opportunities for dialogue, access to resources and ongoing creative expression. Therefore the aim of the new Strategy is to continue to nurture, enhance, celebrate and promote these valuable connections to place, for they are the building blocks that foster creativity and strengthen the liveability and vitality of where we work, play, visit and do business on the Peninsula. We are grateful to our communities for their participation in this policy development process, enabling understanding and relevance for an arts and cultural framework to guide and direct the communities’ cultural development for the next decade. For further information contact me on arts@ mornpen.vic.gov.au
SHED YOUR SKIN
Passion personified would be the best way to describe actress, Harriet James, of The Actor’s Shed in Dromana. “Do what you love and live your life truthfully,” is her personal philosophy which guides her teaching. Employing the Sanford Meisner acting technique, Harriet directs her students not to act, but rather, to reveal themselves instinctively, to ‘shed their skin’. By constantly paring back, the real core moments that make for great acting are exposed. Teaching them to listen, read one another, trust their instincts and live in the now helps unfurl the heart of human interaction converting trying to act into transformational acting. “You can tell when people stop acting and become engaged and connected,” Harriet explains. These moments make acting an interactive experience between actor and audience. Harriet encourages people of all walks of life, ages and levels of experience to try this technique. She sees acting as a form of fitness. It’s mentally energizing keeping the brain engaged in spontaneous problem solving and memorization. Acting promotes emotional wellbeing through self-discovery giving the heart a voice and the body vital energy. Moving from England to Rosebud as an eleven year old was in itself a transformative experience. Harriet’s passion for the Peninsula seeded a dream to form a new creative community of actors, writers and directors collaborating toward a common goal. Having traveled widely, worked and studied extensively in London and Melbourne, she always wanted to return to the Peninsula. The ten years Harriet spent practicing the Meisner technique so resonated with her that she wanted to bring it home and share it, living out that childhood dream. While currently meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Dromana, Harriet plans to build an actual Actor’s Shed in the future. She feels actors have a great deal to contribute to script development as they bring characters to life adding crucial insight. While in its beginning stages, Harriet’s vision is taking shape. Classes are filling rapidly and she’s connecting with lots of other people who share her passion. Acting for Energy and Wellbeing, Introduction to Acting for Adults and Introduction to Acting for Kids/Teens will be on offer next. New courses begin the second week of September. To book a place ring Harriet on 0487 918 015, email her at: theactorsshed@ westnet.com.au or visit www.facebook.com/livingtruthfully. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
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GET FOOTLOOSE LADIES NIGHT PURE DELIGHT A sight to behold and a night to be remembered is in store on Friday, October 5th at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre. Ladies Night is a comedy that is up front and personal. Really. See it in all its glory. Expect to laugh. Bookings on 5986 8204 or www.rsc.vic.edu.au.
Footloose is the story of a boy who breaks all the rules and treads on taboos bringing dance to a buttoned down rural community. He thereby liberates them from the grief of a past tragedy. Panorama Theatre Company brings this story to life with a wonderfully energetic young cast breathing new life into iconic 80s songs and electrifying the stage with fanciful footwork. Frankston Arts Centre October 5-13. Bookings 9784 1060 or www. fac.com.au ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
ROSEBUD CINEMAS FILM FESTIVAL
SHOWCASE FILMS – ROSEBUD CINEMAS (TERM 3, 2012)
The 14th Rosebud Cinemas Film Festival comes to town on the weekend of November 9, 10 and 11, giving cinema-lovers the opportunity to see a number of films yet to be released, ranging from arthouse to mainstream and also including some foreign language films. The opening night will also include live music, wine and entertainment before the screening, but that’s only the beginning of what promises to be another amazing weekend of cinema and family entertainment. Find out more at www. peninsulacinemas.com.au, and for bookings phone 5981 2555.
The Magic Flute is a mysterious and wonderful tale of four young people on a journey to discover their own strengths and weaknesses and pass the tests of true love. It is a story of truth and light, friendship and forgiveness, told with enchanting music that continues to delight audiences all over the world. This 50-minute stage version of Mozart’s opera was devised especially for Oz Opera’s schools and is to be shadowinterpreted into Auslan, with the Auslan interpreters being involved as performers rather than standing to the side of the stage. This innovation offers all audience members, whether hearing, deaf or hard of hearing, a richer performing arts experience. The Magic Flute comes to Cube37 at Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday, September 19 at 6pm, with tickets starting from $10 and available through the FAC box office. Phone them now on 9784 1060.
IMPROMPTU FOR SUE In memory of the much-loved Sue Dyer, this year’s Frankston Relay For Life will be held on September 22-23 and is being named in her honour. In addition to showing your support at the relay, you can help raise money at Cube37 on Saturday, September 8 by heading to Impromptu Impro2! Presented by Team Sue in association with PLOS, it’ll be a night of unashamed ‘fun-draising’ with very live, very impromptu and very funny entertainment. Stand-up comedy and theatrical satisfaction is guaranteed! So book now via the FAC box office on 9784 1060 because seats are limited. Come along and have a laugh to support this great cause!
Every Monday @7pm September 3 – 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.
METROPOLITAN OPERA @ROSEBUD CINEMAS: SPRING HIGHLIGHTS
September 10 – Where Do We Go Now A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
Le Comte Ory Saturday September 1st, 11:30am Sunday September 2nd, 1:00pm
September 17 – 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.
Don Giovanni Saturday September 15th, 11:30am Sunday September 16th, 1:00pm
September 24 – The King Is Dead A happy, unsuspecting couple, buy a house in what appears to be a quiet, friendly neighbourhood. Settling in well, they make friends with a nice family on one side and on the other are the neighbours from hell.
Lucia Di Lammermour Saturday September 29th, 11:30am Sunday September 30th, 1:00pm
September 24 – Margaret A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people’s lives.
Tickets are available at the ticket box for $27 (Adults) and $25 (Concession). Please note that these are repeat Operas only.
For more information on film cast, screening times and cinema location, head to www.peninsulacinemas.com.au
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COMING UP ON REEL Movie Releases September 6 to October 11 Kath & Kimdarella (SEPTEMBER 6TH) Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Glenn Robbins Your Sister’s Sister (SEPTEMBER 6TH) Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass Hit and Run (SEPTEMBER 6TH) Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper Resident Evil: Retribution (SEPT 13TH) Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez Beasts of The Southern Wild (SEPT 13TH) Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly The Watch (SEPTEMBER 13TH) Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughan Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (SEPTEMBER 13TH) Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer Hotel Transylvania (SEPTEMBER 20TH) Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg Bait 3D (SEPTEMBER 20TH) Xavier Samuel, Julian McMahon, Sharni Vinson Paranorman 3D (SEPTEMBER 20TH) Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (SEPTEMBER 20TH) Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick Ruby Sparks (SEPTEMBER 20TH) Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening Safety Not Guaranteed (SEPTEMBER 20TH) Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson Heroine (SEPTEMBER 20TH) Kareena Kapoor, Randeep Hooda Arbitrage (SEPTEMBER 27TH) Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon Looper (SEPTEMBER 27TH) Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt On The Road (SEPTEMBER 27TH) Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart Mental (OCTOBER 4TH) Toni Collette, Live Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia Taken 2 (OCTOBER 4TH) Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace Killing Them Softly (OCTOBER 11TH) Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins Wuthering Heights (OCTOBER 11TH) James Howson, Solomon Grave, Paul Hilton
SHOWCASE FILMS SORRENTO CINEMAS (TERM 3, 2012)
Every Tuesday @7.10pm 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.
PENINSULA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IS CALLING FOR ENTRIES
September 11 – The King Is Dead A happy, unsuspecting couple, buy a house in what appears to be a quiet, friendly neighbourhood. Settling in well, they make friends with a nice family on one side and on the other are the neighbours from hell. September 18 – Margaret A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people’s lives. September 25 – I Am Eleven A life-affirming global portrait of humanity at a crucial age – no longer children, not quite adults, preparing to inherit a world changing as quickly and dramatically as they are. This documentary focuses on a series of eleven-year-olds from 15 countries, each speaking in their own words and revealing the private obsessions and public concerns that animate their lives. It is simultaneously an epic survey of the similarities and distinctions between cultures and an intimate account of these young personalities finding their way in the world today. October 2 – Bernie In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive. October 9 – Cosmopolis Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-yearold billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. For more information on film cast, screening times and cinema location, head to www.peninsulacinemas.com.au
The Peninsula Short Film Festival is once again offering not only an opportunity for filmmakers to receive industry acknowledgement but also a credible platform to launch a filmmaking career. The festival will be held at the Village Green in Rosebud on Saturday November 10, with a first prize of $5,000 on offer as well as prizes of $2,500 for second & $1,250 for third. The call has begun for entries, with the festival inviting filmmakers of any level to submit a short film of up to eight minutes in length by the closing date of Friday October 5, 2012. There are no restrictions on theme or genre, however all films must adhere to a PG rating and cannot contain any offensive, racist or pornographic material. Entries are accepted from Australia and overseas. Log onto www. peninsulashortfilmfestival.com.au and download an entry form.
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ENTRIES NOW OPEN The Peninsula Short Film Festival is now calling for entries and invites filmmakers of any level to submit a short film up to eight minutes in length by FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2012
FIRST PRIZE $5000 SECOND PRIZE $2500 THIRD PRIZE $1250
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GIGS • DJ’S • MUSIC THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Local Artist Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Momentum. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Red Cup Thursdays (with Every Avenue & DJ Ralph). 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ (with DJ Tone). 10pm Rye RSL (Rye), Tru Tones. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge Duo. 8pm FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH Atrium (Safety Beach), The Original Mustangs. 7pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm Baha (Rye), Jam Roots. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Every Avenue. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & Ladies Night with Holly-J (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), WHAT THE Friday (with Mark Fisher & Benny Watt). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Groove Syndicate. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pelly Bar @Pier Live (Frankston), BEEZ NEEZ (with Hallower, Delawarewolves, Never Lose Sight & I See The End). 8pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays (with Ruby Rose). 9pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Simon Imrei. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge (w DJ Josh). 10pm Rosebud Memorial Hall (Rosebud), The Rosebud Astral Theatre Co. presents ‘Calamity Jane’. 6pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Rob Amato & Lorenzo. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Morning Melodies (with ‘Tony Diamond & Friends’). 10am Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Cocktail Night (with Live Music). 9pm Trims (McCrae), Live Music. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH Baha (Rye), Quarry Mountain Dead Rats. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Chris P & Marky Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs) – DJ COMP (Semi #01). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Shazam. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ Lowkiss (with Resident DJs). 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Jac n Jean Voucher Party (with Resident DJs & Guests). 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Impromptu Impro 2 (Relay For Life Fundraiser). 7:30pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Frankie Stevens. 7:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays ‘Ladies Night’ (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean
& Guests). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & the Party People Crew). 9pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Tom Rule. 1pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Ranelagh Club (Mt Eliza), The Eagles Story (dinner & show). 6:30pm Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in the Bistro). 7pm Rosebud Memorial Hall (Rosebud), The Rosebud Astral Theatre Co. presents ‘Calamity Jane’. 6pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Steve Romig. 8pm
SINGLE INCOME Rye RSL (Rye), Mr Meaner. 8pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Romajanco. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Salacious. 5pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Geoff Achison. 3pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks North), Flamenco Fiesta. 1pm Carrum Bowling Club (Carrum), ‘Cool Sundays’ with Jimi Hocking. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Simon Imrei. 2pm Daveys (Frankston), Soultrain (with Spoonful). 9pm Frankston Library (Frankston), Czarina. 1:30pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Captain Spalding.2:30pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Rob Papp. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Mamma’s Mountain Jug Band. 1pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Blues Mountain Trio. 2pm Mornington RSL (Mornington), Dixie Heroes. 12:30pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Jay McLean. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm Rosebud Memorial Hall (Rosebud), The Rosebud Astral Theatre Co. presents ‘Calamity Jane’. 12pm St Johns Anglican Church (Flinders), Classics & Impressions (with Brian Chapman). 2pm T’Gallant (Main Ridge), Sergio Ercole. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Live in the Bistro). 12pm MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm
SEPTEMBER 6 - OCTOBER 11 Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Spank Tuesdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & Guests). 9pm WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH 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 Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Let The Games Begin (Devon Meadows Primary Concert). 7pm THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Dirty Boogie Band. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Red Cup Thursdays (with Every Avenue & DJ Ralph). 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ (with DJ Tone). 10pm Rye RSL (Rye), Silhouettes. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge Duo. 8pm FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm Baha (Rye), Paul Greene Band. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Every Avenue. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & Australia’s best DJs with Some Blonde DJ (upstairs) – DJ COMP (Semi #02). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Two Phase. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Blairgowrie Hall (Blairgowrie), Summer Fair (with live music from the Rosebud Police Band). 9am Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), WHAT THE Friday (with Mark Fisher & Benny Watt). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays (with Tom Piper). 9pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Simon Imrei. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge (w DJ Josh). 10pm Rosebud Memorial Hall (Rosebud), The Rosebud Astral Theatre Co. presents ‘Calamity Jane’. 6pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Bob Dylan (Tribute – Dinner & Show). 8:30pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), The Faux Fighters (Foo Fighters Tribute). 9pm Trims (McCrae), Nowra. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH Baha (Rye), Mexican Independence Day (with live music from Tub O Vas). 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Chris P & Marky Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Hard Cover. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ Lowkiss (with Resident DJs). 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Superfly DJs, Sammy Dred, Piero
& Guests. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Yellow. 7:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays ‘Carnival Party’ (with Resident DJs). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Austin Busch. 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & the Party People Crew). 9pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Xavier Rudd. 7:30pm Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in the Bistro). 7pm Rosebud Memorial Hall (Rosebud), The Rosebud Astral Theatre Co. presents ‘Calamity Jane’. 6pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Jam Roots. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Dalton Gang. 8pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm Sorrento-Queenscliff Ferry (Sorrento/Queenscliff), 25 Year Celebration (with live music, tastings & family entertainment). 11am-4pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Hetty Kate. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm)
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Spank Tuesdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & Guests). 9pm
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Salacious. 5pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Jimi Hocking. 3pm Beaches (Mornington), Centreville. 6pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), The McCraes. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Simon Imrei. 2pm Daveys (Frankston), Sunday Soultrain (with Hanks Jalopy Demons). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Austin Busch. 4pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Lloyd Spiegel 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Holycow. 1pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Mahogany Rd Neighbourhood Centre (Frankston), People Place Music Club (Open Mic). 1pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Danny Burton. 2pm Peninsula Community Theatre (Mornington), Pyms Performs (La Gruta Chamber Orchestra, Askey Swing Band & Saturday Morning Music School). 2:30pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Live Music. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm Baha (Rye), Jeff Lang. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Every Avenue. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & Australia’s best DJs with Hook n Sling (upstairs) – DJ COMP (Semi #03). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), The Mario Lanza Story (Musical Matinee). 10:30am & 1:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), WHAT THE Friday (with Mark Fisher & Benny Watt). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Peninsula Community Theatre (Mornington), Impakt Freeza Battle Of The Bands. 6pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays (with Polyfonik). 9pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Simon Imrei. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge (w DJ Josh). 10pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Steve Romig. 8pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Cocktail Night (with Live Music). 9pm Trims (McCrae), Rob Papp. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm
RED HILL BAKERY BOYS Rosebud Memorial Hall (Rosebud), The Rosebud Astral Theatre Co. presents ‘Calamity Jane’. 6pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Calmer Miles. 12pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Live in the Bistro). 12pm MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Muso Night. 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm Cube37 @ Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), The Magic Flute (Opera). 6pm THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Local Artist Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Centreville. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Red Cup Thursdays (with Every Avenue & DJ Ralph). 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ (with DJ Tone). 10pm Rye RSL (Rye), Chordettes. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge Duo. 8pm
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND Baha (Rye), Howlin Steamtrain. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Chris P & Marky Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Two Can Do. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ Lowkiss. 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Headliner ‘Holly J’ & local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm
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musicians or venues email your FREE listing to firstname.lastname@example.org by SEPTEMBER 28 for inclusion in next issue Daveys (Frankston), Resident DJs & Guests ‘Denzal Park’ and ‘Mobin Master’. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm
FUDGE Frankston RSL (Frankston), Real Thing. 7:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays ‘Onesie/Pyjama Party’ (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean & Guests). 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & the Party People Crew). 9pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in the Bistro). 7pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Simon Dodd & Josh Roydhouse Duo. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Kingpins. 8pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Christo & Andrew. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Salacious. 5pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Michael Spiby. 3pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), Lindsay Field. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Simon Imrei. 2pm Daveys (Frankston), Soultrain (w Itchy Fingers). 9pm Frankston Library (Frankston), Ree Liddell. 1:30pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Geoff Achison. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), The Warrains. 1pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm M’Pen Brewery (Mornington), Pierce Brothers. 2pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), James Vincent. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Chris Fatouras. 12pm The Rocks @Morn Yacht Club (Mornington), Hurricane Duo. 2pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Live in the Bistro). 12pm MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Hairy Maclary & Friends (Children’s Stage Show). 10am, 12pm & 2pm Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Spank Tuesdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & Guests). 9pm WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH 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 SEPTEMBER 27TH Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Dirty Boogie Band. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Red Cup Thursdays (with Every Avenue & DJ Ralph). 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ (with DJ Tone). 10pm Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Open Vinyl Night. 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), Rainbow. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge Duo. 8pm FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH Atrium (Safety Beach), Club Creole. 7pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm Baha (Rye), Phil Para Trio. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Every Avenue. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & Australia’s best DJs with Timmy Trumpet (upstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Two Phase. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), WHAT THE Friday (with Mark Fisher & Benny Watt). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Centre & The South.9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pelly Bar @Pier Live (Frankston), Tzu (with Sietta & Kryptic). 8pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays (with Uberjak’d). 9pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Simon Imrei. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge (w DJ Josh). 10pm RoseGPO (Rosebud), Rob Amato & Lorenzo. 8pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Cocktail Night (with Live Music). 9pm Trims (McCrae), Nowra. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm SATURDAY SEP 29TH - GRAND FINAL DAY Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Chris P & Marky Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs) – DJ COMP (Semi #04). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Shazam. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ Lowkiss (with Resident DJs). 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Superfly DJs, Sammy Dred, Piero & Guests. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays ‘Grand Final Party’ (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean & Guests). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & the Party People Crew). 9pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm
Top Acts Sundays at The Bluesy Cruisey
Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in the Bistro). 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), Joe Galea Band. 8pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant (Main Ridge), The Weeping Willows. 12pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm)
presents ‘Misunderstood’. 2pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Red Cup Thursdays (with Every Avenue & DJ Ralph). 9pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ (with DJ Tone). 10pm Rye RSL (Rye), Chordettes. 8pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge Duo. 8pm
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Salacious. 5pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Shanajkee. 3pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), Sim & Paul. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Simon Imrei. 2pm Daveys (Frankston), Sunday Soultrain (with Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers). 9pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), The Vienna Boys Choir. 3pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Tim’s Myth. 4pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Pheasant Pluckers.3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Myla Morestyles. 1pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Paul Mercieca. 1pm Morn Pen Brewery (Mornington), Spectrum. 2pm Peninsula Community Theatre (Mornington), Mulan Theatre presents ‘The Jungle Book’ (Children’s Theatre Performance). 2pm & 7pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Romajanco. 12:30pm Red Hill Bakery (Balnarring), Ray Johns & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH Backyard Bar (Mornington), James Gowans. 9pm Baha (Rye), Sticky Fingers. 9:30pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Every Avenue. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays presents ‘RnB Room’ (downstairs) & Australia’s best DJs (upstairs), with Holly-J, Fabian Gray, Orkestrated & Dark France. 9pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chel’ Heights), Red Ink. 8pm Daveys (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Panorama Theatre Co. presents ‘Footloose’. 7:30pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Roy Orbison & Legends Of Rock (Dinner & Show). 7pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), WHAT THE Friday (with Mark Fisher & Benny Watt). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Austin Busch. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Chris Griffiths. 6pm Harba (Mornington), Sydney Hotshots Male Revue for the ladies! 8pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Felicia Parisi. 7pm Pier Live (Frankston), Cherry Red Fridays (with Bombs Away). 9pm Raffles Boutique Beer & Cider Bar @Mornington On Tanti (Mornington), Live Music. 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Fudge (w DJ Josh). 10pm Rye RSL (Rye), Morning Melodies (with ‘Neil Diamond Show’ – 10am) & Exile (Rolling Stones Tribute – 8pm). Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Live Music (57pm) & DJ Matt Horner from 9:30pm Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Cocktail Night (with Live Music). 9pm Trims (McCrae), Nowra. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke & PK DJ in Formula Bar. 9pm
RoseGPO (Rosebud), Monthly Family Sunday (with Marty Williams, Simon Dodd & Tony Byrne). 2pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Calmer Miles. 12pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Live in the Bistro). 12pm MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm TUESDAY OCTOBER 2ND Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Spank Tuesdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & Guests). 9pm WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3RD Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Muso Night. 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm THURSDAY OCTOBER 4TH Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ Local Artist Showcase. 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Momentum. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Bedrock & DJ Chris P. 8pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Hip Cat Circus
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Live Music. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (with DJ Chris P & Marky Mark upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (downstairs) – DJ COMP (Grand Fina!). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Copyrite. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Diesel (Hits & Blues Tour 2). 8pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ Lowkiss (with Resident DJs). 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Amazing local DJs (check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys (Frankston), Superfly DJs, Sammy Dred, Piero & Guests. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans with Fudge (Downstairs) & DJ Clay (Upstairs). 9pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Panorama Theatre Co. presents ‘Footloose’. 7:30pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Frankie Stevens. 7:30pm Glacier Nightclub (Frankston), Push Saturdays ‘CD Launch/Giveaway Party’ (with Resident DJs Benny Watt, Dean & Guests). 9pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), T-Dub. 9pm
Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Snow Saturdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & the Party People Crew). 9pm Maquay Restaurant (Hastings), Crescendo. 7pm Riviera Hotel (Seaford), Chris Doheny. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Dan M (in the Bistro). 7pm Rye RSL (Rye), John Lawrence Band. 8pm Social (Mornington), DJ Scott Gardner. 9:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Calmer Miles. 12pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Andy Wallace (Formula Lounge from 9pm) & Colin Dodds (Bistro from 6pm) SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Salacious. 5pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Chris Wilson. 3pm Box Stallion (Merricks North), The Stinger. 1pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Live Music. 3pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Simon Imrei. 2pm Daveys (Frankston), Sunday Soultrain (with Joe Galea Band). 9pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Panorama Theatre Co. presents ‘Footloose’. 1:30pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Captain Spalding. 2pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Ben Smith. 4pm Harba (Mornington), Sarah Gardner. 4pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), The Warrains. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Jules Boult. 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 & The Red Hill Bakery Boys. 1pm T’Gallant (Main Ridge), Christo & Andrew. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Live in the Bistro). 12pm MONDAY OCTOBER 8TH Harba (Mornington), Muso Night (upstairs). 8pm TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Hapenny Bridge (Frankston), ‘Spank Tuesdays’ (with DJ Scotty Van Rune & Guests). 9pm WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10TH 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 RED INK
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THE ART TO CRAFT… BEER The Mornington Peninsula has long been recognised as one of the premier wine regions in Australia, but it is now in the area of craft beer that the region is making its mark. Boasting three highly regarded and unique microbreweries – Red Hill Brewery, Hickinbotham and Mornington Peninsula Brewery, each with its own charm - it’s fast becoming a popular destination for all types of beer-lovers. Red Hill Brewery is an independent family business, opened in 2004 by Karen and David Golding. It produces a golden ale, wheat beer and scotch ale, not to mention an array of other seasonal styles throughout the year. The microbrewery is widely regarded for its European influence, with English and German malts being imported and used in its signature award-winning range. One of the key assets of Red Hill is its location, set amid its own hop-yard with rich and fertile soil producing an abundant yield. Grown organically, the whole flower is used and dried onsite in the brewing, with invitations always open to the public to join the hop-picking festivities and discover more about the process. Whereas Red Hill has long been regarded for its European flavours, Mornington Peninsula Brewery is quickly building a reputation for high alcohol and highly hopped brews, citing a more Americanbased influence. Reflecting this, the brewery has just released its Imperial range of three beers for Father’s Day; an India pale ale, an amber ale and a Russian imperial stout, tipping the scales at a monstrous 9.5 per cent ABV. Operating under managing director Matt Bebe, with the motto of “Be true to the beer and those who drink it”, the brewery is aided by the experience of head brewer Andrew Gow, who has a wealth of knowledge gained from his time brewing with Mountain Goat, Matilda Bay and 5 Islands. It’s this expertise – eg, using a ‘dry hop’ in the production process (see
other article) - that has helped shape two of its key offerings, the IPA and Imperial IPA, as two of the Peninsula’s finest brews. Another independent family business is Hickinbotham of Dromana, owned and operated by Andrew and Terryn – the third generation in the tradition. The Dromana property was purchased in 1988, with the vineyards planted with chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, merlot, aligote and taminga. What many don’t know is that Hix Beer is making quite an impression around the Peninsula and Victoria, adding another string to the Hickinbotham bow. On offer is a Germanstyle pilsner, the award-winning pale ale, the Hix brown ale, rich with hints of caramel and chocolate flavours, and the Irish stout, with caramel and malty hints and lighter than a traditional Guinness. For a winery, Hickinbotham has amassed a catalogue of beers suitable for any occasion. All of these brews will be on display and available for tasting at the Beers By The Bay Festival on Saturday, November 17. The event will be a celebration of the Peninsula and Victoria’s diverse range of craft beer, cider and wine, with plenty of international cuisine to pair with each tasting. Aside from being one of the largest beer and wine events on the calendar, the festival is also the latest example of the emergence of craft beer around the area, with no finer examples of innovation and diversity than Red Hill Brewery, Mornington Peninsula Brewery and Hix. Beers By The Bay will be held at The Mornington Racecourse on Saturday, November 17. Join MC James Brayshaw, a host of brewers and chefs (including Paul Mercurio) and Ash Grunwald, Marty Williams, Ali E and more on stage for a very special event this November. For more info, head to www. beersbythebay.com.au. SIMON IMREI
THAT’S A PEARLER OF A BEER
James Brayshaw samples one of the many beers available at the upcoming Beers by the Bay festival in November. He will also be the MC of the event. James also checked out Pearl Magazine and Mornington Life Magazine. A great read and a quiet ale, what more could a bloke ask for!
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A GOOD BEER IS A SUSTAINABLE BEER The success of the RePower event at Hickinbotham last month got us thinking about sustainable initiatives in brewing for our beer section. Then the lovely folks at the Beers By The Bay festival alerted us to The Good Brew Co., and right there and then brewing great beer and being environmentally conscious came together and met in the middle again. As the trend for microbreweries and craft beer expands across the country, sustainable brewing is gathering momentum as well. Former IT worker Dean Oâ€™Callaghan returned from a stint overseas a few
years back and created the carbon conscious company, which acts as a beer distribution and consultancy business helping small breweries reduce their footprint. Aspects of the process include slow fermentation, no chemical use and solar-powered (recycled) water heating, as well as staff incentives for riding to work and waste disposal. Check out the video of Dean on his bike (pictured) on The Good Brew website at www.goodbrew.com.au and see for yourself how itâ€™s actually pretty easy being green! SIMON IMREI
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TRY THE DRY… HOPS THAT IS
A tip from Andrew Gow, Mornington Peninsula Brewery head brewer Two of the Mornington Peninsula Brewery’s more popular offerings are the IPA and imperial IPA, both of which incorporate a dry hop in the production process. Hops impart bitterness, flavour and aroma to the beer, with a variety of hops used in different brews to achieve each factor. The hops are expressed into the beer during the boil process on brew day, whereas a dry hop is soaked in the fully fermented beer, producing an exaggerated aroma or bouquet, which is a key component of an IPA. A dry hop will not release any further bitterness into the beer, only aroma. We use a variety of American hops that offer citrus and lovely stone-fruit fragrances, which suit the IPA style. Come down to the Mornington Peninsula Brewery in Watt Rd, Mornington to taste for yourself, and look out for the beers at the Beers By The Bay Festival in November.
James Brayshaw enjoys a quite Mornington Peninsula Brewery Ale
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Welcome to the September edition of PEARL Beer Talk. I’m ready for spring and have put forward two beers that I think are great in the springtime. All our tastebuds are different, but let’s hope these two are right for you. The first beer is from the team at Mildura Brewery and is appropriately called The Mallee Bull. At 5.6 per cent alcohol volume, it can give you a real kick if you haven’t had strong beer before. I like to match it with a barbecue porterhouse steak and mushroom sauce, and will usually have one or two before I move on to a wine. A nice tasting experience. I give it 4/5. All in all, a great beer to have as a mixed six-pack with the other range of beers from Mildura Brewery. The second beer I am reviewing is from Mornington Peninsula Brewery in Watt Rd, Mornington. There are roadworks out the front at the moment, but don’t let that deter you from going down and tasting some great beers with Matt Bebe and the crew. Mornington Peninsula Brewery is fast getting a reputation for producing high-quality beers with a wide variety of tastes, and in this review I look at The Mornington Witbeir. This beer is a Belgian-style witbeir but has all the characteristics of a German-style Oktoberfest beer, and I love the traditional large German head that forms when you pour it. If you feel like getting the household ready for Oktoberfest festivities, pour two stubbies into a German stein and Prost. If you’re feeling brave, ask the lovely to make some pretzels and make it a party. This beer really holds its head and even after three to four minutes still has a nice foam at the top. Make sure you take a big smell of the top of the stubby or the glass and smell the coriander. Well done, guys, on a great witbeir. I rated it 5/5. It’s coming up to Oktoberfest time again, so keep an eye out in PEARL for a couple of places that do some really good Oktoberfest activities, and come down and visit me or the team at Nepean Highway Cellars. We do mixed six-packs by brewery so you can taste the individual beers. For Mornington Brewery you can purchase a six-pack that has three different types of beers, and for Mildura Brewery you can have a six-pack with six different beers for the price of a normal six-pack. Great present for men . . . for any occasion. As always, the fun is in the tasting. CAMERON PRICE (General Manager, Grand Hotel (Mornington) / CRUZE / Nepean Highway Cellars)
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SURF SKATE FMX SNOW
SPRING PEAKS FOR SNOWFREAKS DJ EDDY
Welcome to the alpine springtime, snowfreaks! Well, I call it spring but it’s actually dumping snow as I tap the keys on this typewriter! It’s been a megathon winter up here at Mt Hotham; lots of deep dark storms with dunnyloads of fresh pow to frolic in. Just gearing up for one of my fave DJ Eddy shows of the winter - DJ Eddy Vs The Hotham Zombies. They come crawling from every rotting crevice to try to eat my brainz and I fight ‘em back with deep ragga beats and gore step electronic bleeps and boomers, until we all finish up on the dance floor of The General in an orgy of frenzied zombie passion! (Truth is, I give in to the hot bride zombie girlz . . . I can’t resist the brain-lickings!) We also had a rad rail jam last night. Decks, jugs and rock ‘n’ roll at the Genny! We had Greg O’Donahue push up a mad quarter pipe and some big old rails to slide. We got the lights going and I spun some tunes to get it on! Quicksilver, Oakley, The Genny, Roxy and a heap of others gave us some radical prizes and the jam format was a feast of fun for all the sliders. And boy, there was some heavyweight sliders out there! We got some rockin’ gigs comin’ in over these next few weeks, including A French Butler Called Smith, who drop real funk with horns and flavour. Then there’s Benny Williams, a Beechworth convict who pens and sings some very deep songs of love and hardship. Don’t miss it! We also had a kat called Jimmy Blaze and his buddy Cory Davis, who dropped big airs on sno, mos or skidoos - if you like that name better - and they tailwhipped and superman’d and knack, knacked their way into the hearts of the adrenalin-fueled crowds. I gotta go get my weapons ready for the zombie attack, so I’ll say “seeya”. Come and see us, we got tonnes of snow and parties to play with! Love, DJ Eddy
OCD A MUST-SEE
ON A ROLL
Braeside is shaping up as something of a skater’s hotspot, with old school, new school and longboarders all spoilt for choice at OCD Monkeys Skate Shop. Dubbed (by themselves) as “an oasis in the industrial heartland of Braeside”, the store is independent and Australianowned, with more than 80 brands on offer and a staff of real skaters on hand to help you find whatever you’re after. Plus, for those looking to get into skating, the OCD Monkeys ‘Learn To Skate Clinic’ is a great introduction, giving riders with little to no experience the basics they need to get rolling. Going through everything from skatepark etiquette to how to bail safely, stance, rolling and pushing, you’ll find a fun, safe environment with experienced and qualified skate coaches! The clinic is open to all ages six years and above. Stay tuned for news on upcoming intermediate clinics. OCD Monkeys is open Tues-Fri from noon until 5pm, and on Saturdays from 10am until 4pm. Find it at 1/18 Bond St, Braeside (Bond St is now accessible via the walkway behind Parkdale Secondary College). For more info on clinics or to register, phone 9588 0322 or head to www.ocdmonkeys.com.au
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MINI BONES Introducing Kaeden Stevenson Interview: Eddie Wearne Photo: Dallas Purdey At eight years old, Rosebud’s Kaeden Stevenson is one cool kid. One of Shed Nine’s sponsored skaters, Stevenson is a drummer as well as a grommet with steeze and a relaxed confidence far above his peers. It’s this composure that has caught the eye of skaters around the Peninsula, amazed at his skill at such a young age. Frankston’s Daniel ‘Kirky’ Kirk is an avid skater in his mid-20s who works at Ozmozis and has been shooting film and photos of the local skate scene for years. When approached about Stevenson, Kirky said, “Lil K turns up to every comp and blows everyone’s minds! This kid is really advanced for his age; he is definitely going places and I really enjoy having a young gun to skate with.” One of PEARL’s previous interviewees, Matty Taylor, is one of Melbourne’s finest at 28. On Stevenson, he says, “I went skating with Kaeds a few weeks ago and the dude shreds! He is a good kid, kinda shy, but he comes out of his shell once the pads are on. Watch out for him when he is older . . . like 12 or 13.” So how does an eight-year-old kid become friends with, and hang out skating with, crew almost four times his age? It might have something to do with Spence, his father, who loves taking the youngster to as many skate parks as possible and letting him go for it. “When the other kids are playing Ben 10, Kaeden is shredding the skate park,” says Spence. “He lives and breathes skateboarding.” In the 2012 South Eastern League’s 12 competition series, Stevenson finished second overall in the under 13s division . . . at the age of eight! So keep your eyes peeled for Kaeden Stevenson at a skatepark near you and check out his Instagram account (@ BOOFFAAA) and YouTube account (youtube.com/spenadlou). He’s a tiny kid with a heart of gold and a big, big future. EDDIE WEARNE
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FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Looking to try something new and exciting, with an element of extreme thrown in for good measure? If your answer is yes, then these school holidays you should come on down to the Frankston Skate Park. On Wednesday, October 26 the YMCA will be providing free skateboard lessons as part of the YMCA Family Fun Day. All protective gear is provided, as well as free board hire (free board hire available to participants in free lessons only). The trained YMCA skateboard coaches will teach you the essential basics of skateboarding and even some tricks too! So what have you got to lose? All ages are welcome to come and give it a go, or watch from the sidelines and enjoy the free barbecue on offer Bookings for lessons are essential so please contact Frankston YMCA Skate Services on 9769 6579 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, head to www.skatepark.ymca.org.au. MARC HOLLAND
RIP CURL GROM SEARCH 2012
Male and female grommets nationwide are preparing to ‘get their Gidget on’ later this month when they’ll compete in the Australian series of the 2012 Rip Curl Grom Search. While organisers aim for a fun and relaxed day, the event offers up-andcoming young surfers the opportunity to showcase their abilities and gain the competitive experience needed to further develop their surfing careers. Consisting of four state events, it will also feature past Australian series winners include Stephanie Gilmore, Benn Dunn, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, Sally Fitzgibbons and Laura Enever. As always, if you wish to learn more or get involved, head to the website www.surfingaustralia.com. TAYLOR MCVEAN
IN SURF & SKATE
The Event (Underage Skate Comp & Dance Party) Friday September 21 @ The Langwarrin Hall For more info, head to www.youth.frankston.vic.gov. au Southern Ocean Longboard Festival Saturday September 22 & Sunday May 23 @ Ocean Grove, Vic For more info, head to www. soullongboardclub.com.au Frankston Family Fun Skate Day Saturday September 26 @ Frankston Skate Park For more info, head to www.skatepark.ymca.org.au Rip Curl GromSearch Thursday October 4 – Saturday October 6 @ Jan Juc, Vic For more info, head to www.surfingaustralia. com/vic Scooter Comp Thursday October 4 @ Hastings Skate Park, Vic For more info, head to www.mpys.com.au Sk8 N Snag Day Saturday October 6 @ Janice Earth Skateboards, Rosebud With DJs and Giveaways, right opposite Rosebud Skate Park Victorian Bodyboarding State Titles Saturday October 10 & Sunday October 11 Details tbc the week before. For more info, head to www.facebook.com/mornington.bodyboarders Ocean & Earth Teen Rampage Date TBC by Peninsula Surfriders. For more info and exact details, head to www.psc.org.au Waha Surfer Groms Comp Saturday & Sunday November 10 & 11 @ Ocean Grove, Vic For more info, head to www. surfingaustralia.com/vic Let PEARL know about any local surf, skate, snow or adrenalin sport activity, and drop us a line at email@example.com
SOUTHERN OCEAN LONGBOARD FESTIVAL 2012 Hear ye hear ye, calling all longboarders. After the success of last year’s event, the second annual Southern Ocean Longboard Festival (SOLF) is on, from September 22-23. Hosted in glorious Ocean Grove, the competition will float between 13th Beach and Point Impossible, with the final call being made on the day depending on conditions. Divisions range from junior to 50plus. However, it was the pre-1980 shortboard division (retro) that proved the drawcard last year. Organisers warn this title will be hotly contested with competitors out to drill last year’s winner, Myles Fletcher. The 2012 event is tipped to be more awesome than previous years, already boasting an impressive line-up of competitors including past Victorian state and national champions Adam Lynch, Mick Pinney and Dean Cook. If this idea sounds like your bag, then head to www.soullongboardclub.com. au for more info and entry forms. TAYLOR MCVEAN
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ASLEEP AT LAST
Band Members: Jason Bell (Drummer), Jaidan Vasiliadis (Rhythm Guitar), Michael Higgins (Synth / Clean Vocals), Declan Newnham-Smith (Bass Guitar), Lachlan Brandie (Lead Guitar), Corey Anslow (Screams Vocals) Origin: Western Suburbs Age: 9 months PEARL: What are the band’s influences and genre, best describe the band? AAL: We are a post-hardcore band with a variety of influences including but not limited to Lamb of God, Crystal Castles, Dream on Dreamer, Architects, Amity Affliction and Northlane. With six members, all with a vast variety of different tastes, we feel we’ve really honed in on our own unique sound. (Michael) PEARL: What makes your band worth listening to? AAL: From brutal screams to massive choruses, hectic breakdowns to synth interludes - we’ve got it covered. YOLO. (Jaidan) PEARL: Achievements so far? AAL: So far the band has had some pretty high quality
COME JAM AT PCT
gigs. Playing at BANG! as our second time on stage as a group was a moment to be remembered. Since then we’ve played at the Melton Battle of the Bands, which we were fortunate enough to win. This is hopefully just the beginning of the road though. (Lachlan) PEARL: Describe your show, visual/musical? AAL: We bring a lot of energy and love to feed off the crowd. We’re always going to play as hard as we can onstage. We’ve got moves as smooth as a warm glass of cocoa on a Winter’s morn, so get down and watch us pull some shapes. (Michael) PEARL: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there? AAL: Come down and check out our first headlining show at the Battle of The Bands. We are stoked for this show, and looking forward to blowing your minds with our tightest set possible, as well as an intense and energetic stage presence. (Corey) Check out Asleep At Last at facebook.com/ asleepatlastmusic, and find some samples of their forthcoming EP on TripleJ Unearthed and on youtube. com/asleepatlastmusic. INTERVIEW BY MPYS
READY TO BATTLE
Whether you’re a solo artist, a band or you just want to refine your sound or stage presence, ‘Jam Sessions’ give young musos the opportunity to book out the Studio @PCT and work with local producer Paul Patterson from Sanctuary Entertainment and Impakt FreeZa committee members.
This year’s wicked Impakt Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands lineup is to include Asleep At Last (headlining), Biostate, The City at Night, We The Forsaken and Midway To Monaco! The winners go on to the regional finals on the November 9, so come check out the talent this September at PCT!
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revolUTION THEFEAROF MISSINGOUT
thenewno2 (COOKING VINYL/SHOCK)
thefearofmissingout is the second album to be released the expanded version of the London based band, thenewno2. Dhani Harrison (son of George) and Oliver Hick plus four new band members have come together to produce masterful musical tasting platter, drawing on elements from various musical genres from indie rock to electro pop. Each song features a tapestry of both live and programmed instruments, creating interesting and sometimes challenging contrasts between the richness of the acoustic and the sharpness of the electric. Make It Home is the first single from the album, featuring psychedelic sounds reminiscent of the Beatles. Another standout track is Timezone, showcasing Harrison’s vocal range and imaginative lyrical talent. The experimental nature of the album makes some parts hard to swallow and may be more suited to the musically adept. However, the album is a great example of modern experimental music for those who are up for the challenge. 3.5/5 JESSICA SCUDAMORE
ROGERS DOES ROGERSTEIN Tim Rogers (POLYESTER)
shows off his wide song writing ability over the album, dabbling in lots of genres, but for the most part it’s drenched with country. He starts the album off with his two most experimental songs, All Or Nothing is dreamy and has Rogers waltzing with a female singer. “Part Time Dads” seems like a comedy song at the start, but turns darker as the song goes on. I Love You Just The Way You Are, No Change is a nice electric change up in the middle of a string of acoustic tracks, he turns up the distortion and funk for this one. Only thirteen tracks long, there’s lots of standouts, and it definitely seems to grow more on each listen.. 3.5/5 MATT RIPPON
ELECTION SPECIAL Ry Cooder (WARNER)
SUNSHINE & TECHNOLOGY
On Thursday, August 23, the new Fresh Entertainment Recording Studio was launched in the Ebdale Street Community Hub & Learning Centre. Mayor Brian Cunial was present to open the facility, with the Fresh committee members behind the studio commenting how funny and enthusiastic he was. There was also a barbecue, and local bands were able to check out the studio and sign up to book a time to record and listen to Jade Cooper and Jess Wray, who provided acoustic sets on the night. The new Fresh Entertainment Recording Studio is at 20 Ebdale St, Frankston. To find out more or to book studio time for your band, head to www.facebook.com/ freshentertainment.frankston.
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Guitar legend Ry Cooder has released a new album taking his shots at American politics, and still delivering awesome blues at the same time. He doesn’t stutter about where his allegiance liea, first song up being Mutt Romney Blues. He also breaks out the mandolin for the beautiful tune Brother Is Gone, but the best track on the album has to be Cold Cold Feeling, a straight blues track, with amazing slide guitar in the back and Cooder singing about what it’s like to be the president.He shows his mastery of the blues making the entire five minutes un-missable. It may be highly political overall, but there’s enough foot stomping to make up for it. 3/5 MATT RIPPON
With a hit song to his name earlier this year, via The Bamboos Ultra funky I Got Burned, You Am I’s front man is now releasing his second solo LP. And it’s awesome. Rogers
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would become known as heavy metal music. Less bluesy than their self-titled album, released earlier that year, Paranoid is an album full of catchy riffs, malevolent vocals and heavy guitars. It’s the album that put Black Sabbath on the map. The mood of the album is set right from the start with War Pigs which has a heavy guitar and bass intro complete with air raid sirens which suddenly stop before giving way to some gritty vocals from front man Ozzy Osbourne in this anti war anthem. The title track, which follows, received massive airplay when released as a single and subsequently helped push the album up the charts. If you found that you were starting to drift off after four and a half minutes of the very atmospheric sounding Planet Caravan then Iron Man would soon wake you up like a sledge hammer with some nice guitar
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Florence & The Machine (Calvin Harris Extended Mix)
Spectrum is the latest and greatest record from British indie hit makers Florence & The Machine. Featuring the sublime vocals of lead singer Florence Welch, this record is pure class and will fit in any DJ’s set-list. It’s one of those records that works on the radio and in the club. Whilst the radio edit is vocally quite dramatic, the Calvin Harris remix really fires the dance floor up. With solid melody punctuated by synth stabs, a melancholy piano and the wailing Welch, the listener is taken to another place. Then the Harris bass line kicks in, making you really want to throw your hands in the air and scream the chorus ‘Sayyy myyy name’. This record is the ideal transition from warm up to peak time. This is what music is about – vocals, melodies, bassline. 4/5 DJ MARKY MARK
The second record from Melbourne five-piece The Smith Street Band had high expectations after their first LP left listeners begging for more. What’s happened on ‘Sunshine & Technology’ is musical brilliance. It’s loud, confident and edgy music that would make any listener proud. Lyricist Wil Wagner writes personally about emotions, society and partying hard. This is relatable to listeners, giving the album resonance in today’s society. The commentary on ‘I Want Friends’ is honest and alluring ‘getting my hands dirty/not living life romanticised’. The songs are intricate in their makeup. They start off small, usually just one guitar and Wagner singing, for example, ‘Tom Busby’. By the end of the song it explodes with its crunching guitar and powerful drum rhythms. These songs take you on a journey. It’s a nice touch from a good band. 4/5 HAYDN LEVETT
WE ARE PLANET PERFECTO VOL.2 Paul Oakenfold
This compilation of the “latest and greatest” club bangers is exceptional...for 1996. Paul Oakenfold or “Oakie” was at one point the top man in the DJ game. If you’re 15-24 and reading this article you’re probably like...Paul Who? But make no doubt...there was a time he crushed it... Oakie and Perfecto (his record label) was golden, I even owned the t-shirt. But you know what happens...sometimes people get lazy...they get rich...other things happen...ultimately the “edge” is lost. And that’s what’s
happened here. Sorry P.O. (no pun intended) but you have just become another ‘Madonna’, a washed up hasbeen pumping out bland generic pap (see MDNA), failing to realise that the kids only know about you because their parents still listen to your old stuff. Sorry mate, but you can’t throw out a compliation of 1996 style ‘Reach for the lasers, safe as f@&K’ trance and expect to compete anymore while the likes of Skrillex, Dada Life, Tiesto and Deadmau5 are smashing it. In the words of the mighty Regurgatator. I like your old stuff better than your new stuff! 2/5 SCOTT GARDNER
work from guitarist Tony Iommi. Electric Funeral is up next, followed by Hand Of Doom. There’s heavy bits, quiet haunting bits, a drum solo, plenty of riffs, gutsy vocals and some great lyrics. The final track, Fairies Wear Boots, is a dig at the skinheads who had recently harassed the band because of their long hair. Overall, Paranoid is a great album which has held up against the ravages of many music style changes over the past 42 years since its release. Our parents thought it was scary evil music - so we liked it even more! RAY MCGROTTY Ray McGrotty is the owner/ manager or ‘Record City Collectables’, 433 Nepean Highway, Frankston. If you’d like to suggest a ‘Classic Cut’, drop him a line at email@example.com
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deejay-vu CHILL FACTOR TRACKS DJ Iceman 1. CARNAGE / LET THEM LOOSE Orkestrated & Dean Del Hard working DJ/Producers Orkestrated & Dean Del have dropped a massive double on the Boo Records label. Let Them Loose is a great mid set track with loads of punch to get the club rockin’. If you dropped a few vocal samples through this it’ll set the room on fire! Carnage is a mood setter and while it has a great bottom end to it, it’ll help you drop down a notch so you could get in to some classic vocal house with ease. 4/5 2. THE ULTIMATE SEDUDCTION Sander Van Doorn Loads of punch and great vocals start this track, before a massive drop that will have any club floor jumping. This is a little harder then I usually play, but it’s an awesome track reminiscent of old school tech house. 4 / 5
Q & A with David Edtmaier (audio engineer and music producer at Miscreant Recordings)
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Question: Dear Dave, I want to record some vocals in my home studio and I’m on a low budget. Do you have any vocal recording tips you’d care to share? Thanks! - D. Smith
Answer • Like with anything, a good sounding source is the key, so make sure the vocalist warms up and stays hydrated, drinking lots of water and avoiding dairy foods that make you phlegmy. Good singing and microphone technique is important as well. If a vocalist has a bad singing technique, this can be detrimental to his or her voice 3. ANIMAL and do long-term damage. Read up about voice anatomy and get into some basic R.I.O vocal training - it will be very helpful. A great commercial track that will get the floor bouncing around. You will know the backing track • A good condenser microphone and pre-amp is recommended. Condenser from radio play and start bopping straight away. mics are generally used in studio recordings because they are more sensitive and There are a few mixes of this kicking around so better at picking up high frequencies than dynamic microphones. That said, there something for most people. 4 / 5 is no rule of thumb here because dynamic and ribbon mics are used too, but a cheap condenser is a good place to start if you want that studio clarity. There are 4.SASSAFRAS VS HORNY some condenser microphones around for under $100 on eBay that will do the job. Timmy Trumpet & Chardy (Bootleg) • Experiment and try different microphone positions for the singer (eg, a metre Two tracks that fit like a glove, this is one great back, up close etc). If the singer is used to singing with a microphone in his bootleg from Timmy Trumpet. Both tracks are hand, give him a prop microphone to hold while singing into the recording instantly recognizable and make you want to jump mic. The farther back, the more ‘roomy’ it will sound. Incidentally, to deaden the around and, as we come into spring, this is one room sound, try placing foam or mattresses around the room to minimise sound track to make you do just that. You will be hearing reflections. this in main rooms for quite a while. 4 / 5 • Use a ‘pop filter’, especially for loud vocals. This will stop wind from the singer’s mouth entering and distorting the capsule of the microphone and causing an ugly 5. 212 popping sound. You can make one out of a coat hanger and some stockings! Azealia Banks (feat. Lazy Jay (Tommy Sunshine & Disco Fries remix) • Effects such as reverb, delay, chorus and EQ have a diverse range of features By far the best mix of this track out at the moment, and benefits. Experiment! Generally a nice plate reverb is a good starting point, this remix ticks all the right boxes - punch, vocals, but experiment with short and long delays and even try some chorus if you want highs & lows. Every time I drop this, the place goes that doubling effect. nuts! Well worth a look at for the club heads. 4/5 • Compression - very important! This is another topic altogether, but learn about it and use it. DJ Iceman plays all the latest & greatest dance, DAVID EDTMAIER RnB & party tunes at Playhouse Bar in Mordialloc at MIND KANDY events.
NO. TITLE 1 BATTLE SCARS 2 SKINNY LOVE 3 BOOM BOOM 4 WE ARE NEVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER 5 ONE MORE NIGHT 6 GOOD TIME 7 HALL OF FAME 8 TURN UP THE LOVE 9 SOME NIGHTS 10 PEOPLE HELP THE PEOPLE
NO. TITLE 1 BIRDY 2 THE SAPPHIRES SOUNDTRACK 3 TIMOMATIC 4 THE OL’ RAZZLE DAZZLE 5 + 6 MY JOURNEY 7 OVEREXPOSED 8 SOME NIGHTS 9 ELVIS BY REQUEST 10 UP ALL NIGHT
NO. TITLE 1 TURN UP THE LOVE 2 MIND YOUR MANNER 3 BOTH OF US 4 LET ME LOVE YOU 5 RUN ALONE 6 WHISTLE 7 R.I.P. 8 I’M ALL YOURS 9 POUND THE ALARM 10 DON’T WAKE ME UP
NO. TITLE 1 SHE WOLF 2 WE’LL BE COMING BACK 3 FEEL THE LOVE 4 WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT 5 THIS IS LOVE 6 SILHOUETTES 7 CRAZY 8 BANGARANG 9 SEXY AND I KNOW IT 10 DO IT LIKE THAT
ARTIST Guy Sebastian Birdy Justice Crew Taylor Swift Maroon 5 Owl Eyes (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) The Script (feat. Will.I.Am) Far East Movement (feat. Cover Drive) fun. Birdy ARTIST Birdy Various Artists Timomatic Missy Higgins Ed Sheeran Karise Eden Maroon 5 fun. Elvis Presley One Direction ARTIST Far East Movement (feat. Cover Drive) Chiddy Bang B.o.B (feat. Taylor Swift) NeYo 360 Flo Rida Rita Ora (feat. Tinie Tempah) Jay Sean (feat. Pitbull) Nicki Minaj Chris Brown ARTIST David Guetta (feat. Sia) Calvin Harris (feat. Example) Rudimental (feat. John Newman) Havana Brown Will.I.Am (feat. Eva Simons) Avicii Ricki-Lee Skrillex LMFAO Ricki-Lee
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I recently found myself listening to some new music by Missy Higgins, who has made her long-awaited return to the charts, and I thought to myself, “This is really good . . . actually this is ridiculously good!” So I sat there and tried to find an apt comparison for this brilliance and starting thinking, “She’s like the Joni Mitchell of our time . . . no no no, she’s like the Carole King of our time.” As I continued to search for the correct comparison I realised I had unknowingly narrowed my search only to the field of women. Why was this? After all, time has proven that a great melody cannot be defined by time, language or race, let alone gender. Yet I continued to find myself at this roadblock. It isn’t misogynistic to say that truly great female artists have been few and far between since the inception of popular music. Sure, if you scroll down the Top 40 charts at any one time you’ll find it’s almost always flooded with women, but for the most part it has been men, not women, who have defined both the history and path of rock’n’roll. Let me be clear, I am not talking about singers - there have been plenty of those. I’m talking about the full package: artists who can write and perform their own music. When Rolling Stone published its “The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” feature, only 10 female acts made the list and only one made the Top 10 - Aretha Franklin. Read the list and you’ll find it hard to argue with, but why haven’t women consistently been able to make prolifically great music. Has their sexualisation in the industry meant for a short and insignificant shelf life? Do introverted men beating away their feelings in real life have more to express when it comes to the creation of music? I’m not sure. But my point is, Missy Higgins has made a great record and you should listen to it - and you shouldn’t care that it’s by a girl because it’s brilliant. KOG RAVINDRAN
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12 TRACKS, 12 COMICS, 12 WEEKS
In one of the more novel marketing ideas of recent times, prog-rock entity Twelve Foot Ninja have unleashed their Project 12 campaign, a weekly release of one digital track along with one digital comic, by acclaimed UK artist Keith Draws, every week for 12 weeks in the lead-up to the November 2 release of their album Silent Machine. Fans who pre-order the album from the band’s website will get every digital track and comic each week, and also receive the physical album mailed to their door. Head to www.twelvefootninja.com to order or to find out more.
NOW, IS FOR EVERLY AT HARBA
Following hugely successful nights with Cat Stevens and Roy Orbison tributes, musicians Issi and Glen present their famous tribute to the muchloved Everly Brothers! As Don and Phil Everly, the pair will bring songs such as Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and All I Have To Do Is Dream back to life, atop the famous flavours of spring from the Harba team. Grab your friends and book now for Friday, October 26 by phoning 5975 1183. Tickets are $65pp and always sell out quickly, so book now! For more info, head to www.harba.com.au.
BEHIND THE CIRCUS SCENES
The Hipcat Circus is the Frankston Arts Centre’s own program of circus arts, targeted at children and teenagers and aiming to inspire and facilitate creativity in a positive learning environment. The circus delivers an annual workshop program in school terms for five to 21-year-olds, delivered in separate age-related groups, and also performs an annual production in October, coinciding with the school holidays. The young performers, musicians and digital artists are currently in rehearsal for this year’s performance, Misunderstood, a show that explores what it’s like being a kid these days. It is packed with circus tricks, comedy and dance. This time around they’re looking for talented youth aged 15-25 to help them produce their show, so anybody with an interest in theatre has the opportunity to help with costumes, make-up, backstage, technical design and operations. This is a great opportunity for anyone who’s ever wanted to work backstage to team up with likeminded, passionate young people and build their skills in an industry setting. The only catch - you’ll need to be available for rehearsals during the September school holidays and available for the show in early October. Misunderstood, supported by Programmed Facility Management, Operation Harmony, and Besen Family Foundation, begins Thursday, October 4 and runs until Saturday, October 6, with tickets starting from $12 and available through the FAC box office. Show times vary, so for more info, head to www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au; to apply for a stagehand/helper position, phone Amber at Cube37 on 9784 1896. SIMON IMREI
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FROM THE PAST TO THE PHEASANT AT HERITAGE With almost 20 years and five albums under their belts, Melbourne group the Pheasant Pluckers continue to entertain audiences of all ages with their alt-country/bluegrass sound. They play tight, fast, mellow and everywhere in between with upright bass, rhythm and lead acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro, percussion and harmonica. Oh, and they love to sing up a harmony! Since the release of their fifth album, Cookin’ Oil, in August 2011, they have continued to remind Melbourne punters how good an acoustic band can sound! With Pete Somerville on banjo and Dan Kerr on lead acoustic guitar, every song is riveted with exciting instrumentation. If you have not seen Matt Campbell sing with his band of gents, don’t miss your opportunity to experience the Pheasant Pluckers on Sunday, September 30 at The Heritage in Balnarring from 3pm. For more info on the band, head to www.pheasantpluckers.com.au
The next couple of months are looking huge in the world of Shock Entertainment, with some cracking album releases and some mouthwatering music DVD/Blu-ray titles coming up for grabs. On the album front, Perth outfit Sugar Army are set to release their sophomore album Summertime Heavy on September 7 through Permanent Records/Shock. It’s the follow-up to the commanding and infectious single Hooks For Hands. Gallows, the hardcore punk boys from Watford in the UK, are finally unleashing their self-titled sophomore effort on September 14, with Alexisonfire guitarist/vocalist Wade MacNeil on lead vocal duties. According to the boys, they “couldn’t feel more vindicated and proud” with the album, so look out for it through Halfcut Records/Shock. Finally in the album world, Aussie pop/punk boys Heroes For Hire have been announced as the first Oz act on Halfcut Records and are preparing to release their third LP No Apologies on September 28. After a successful 2012 Soundwave stint, headline tours across Asia and a forthcoming US tour with Yellowcard, the new album is a tribute to a hardworking and driven group of musicians keen to share some new music with the world. In the DVD and Blu-ray world, September 14 will see the release of Produced By George Martin, a feature-length profile of one of Britain’s most celebrated record producers. The film chronicles his childhood, early days as a music student and music career, with contributions from some music greats as well. For those into the Classic Albums series, the So installment will not disappoint. To be released on September 21 through Eagle Eye Entertainment/Shock, it covers the 1986 Peter Gabriel album that spawned such hits as Sledgehammer, Big Time and Don’t Give Up and offers a unique perspective on the motivations and methods behind this classic release. Finally, The Great Pretender hits the shelves on September 28, a compelling insight into the life and career of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. There’s a stack of archival footage and interviews from various concerts, depicting a man very different from his flamboyant onstage persona. So if you’re looking to expand your music or DVD/Blu-ray collection, make sure you keep right up to date with Shock Entertainment as it continues to bring you some cutting-edge, awesome new material from some of the world’s most enigmatic and talented artists. For more info, go to www.shock.com.au SIMON IMREI
FRANKS ON TV
A model, television presenter, fashion designer, actor, lesbian icon and animal rights ambassador, Ruby Rose once referred to herself as a rock star wannabe. Now Rose is mixing up her own brand of success on DJ decks around town and is set to embark on a 20-plus date national tour. With her first vocal release, the single Guilty Pleasure, out soon through Universal Music, Rose is hitting suburban and regional venues between September and November, coming to Cherry Red Fridays in Frankston on September 7. For more info on Cherry Red, head to www.facebook.com/CherryRedFridays
Imagine ‘the movie guy’ is narrating this article starting from . . . now. “This year, a story about change, innovation and community will make you wonder. A story that will transcend social media and bring hope to the people of Frankston. It’s a story that will Change. Your. Life. FrankstonTV . . . coming to a laptop near you!” The movie guy is always a little over the top, but he means well. So FrankstonTV, you ask? What is this curious thing? Well, it is a YouTube network where local organisations, clubs and individuals can upload videos and communicate with a local audience. The YouTube ‘channel’ is described as a platform that “showcases why Frankston is the destination to live, visit, invest and play”. Sounds like a Gold Coast commercial. FrankstonTV Enterprises (the business side of FrankstonTV) can also help local businesses and education providers connect with a film production firm to create highquality and affordable videos. Everyone is uploading videos. Everyone. From Bruce Hyland’s Karate Training to Mind Your Head (a mental health awareness documentary) to the peculiar chipmunk voice advertising Nature’s Blend Foods. It’s local organisations putting their voices out there. Even the weird chipmunk one. Although FrankstonTV is facilitated by the city council, it is owned by the community. Frankston City Council’s Jason Riechwald said, “To maintain the integrity of the channel we needed to let people have their voice. It’s created a dialogue about issues; a dialogue which may not have happened through other
mediums.” Today, FrankstonTV stands at over 44,000 views with 94 diverse videos covering a range of subjects, but all have one thing in common: the land of Frankston. The little place in the armpit of Australia that has a reputation it can’t seem to shake. But things are changing. Only a year ago, results for a `Frankston’ YouTube search would have displayed violent, antisocial and even illegal behaviour. Today? “FrankstonTV, Australia’s No.1 community driven network.” In February 2011, ‘Frankstonians’ were given the opportunity to create a positive video about Frankston and what they loved about it. The competition generated 16,000 views and so FrankstonTV was born, fully grown, without any of the gooey stuff. This year Frankston City Council won the Innovative Infrastructure Development Award at the National Awards for Local Government 2012. The award applauds the council’s significant
contribution to the sense of pride and collaboration in the local community. Good ole Franga, coming first in something other than ‘creepiest train line to travel on after 9pm’. We can rib Frankston as much as we want and complain, but something we can all agree on is the power of positivity; enough with the stereotypes, the crude remarks, the judgement. Frankston is something people from all over the Mornington Peninsula have in common. It’s a hub, a place to meet, shop, hang out and escape. It’s a community and we should be trying everything to improve it. FrankstonTV is an innovative and positive resource and challenges us to imagine what Frankston can become. Extraordinary. Check it out at www.frankston.tv and see the channel at www.youtube.com/frankstontv ALEXIS COLLIER
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Baha is celebrating Mexican Independence Day on September 15 with an array of specialty Mexican foods courtesy of chef Geselle, who hails from Mexico City. The menu will encompass tamales, sopes, tacquitos and other authentic dishes to accompany our homage to that special spirit made in the motherland - tequila. There’ll be a large variety to sample on the night to get everyone in the mood. Onstage, local lads Tub O Vas will be bringing, in their own words, “Funk punk rock cheese spread on a dry biscuit that is not chewed correctly”. Whatever that means, it’s going to be funky and a fitting companion to the great atmosphere of Mexican independence. So dress Mexican and celebrate the night with Baha. Cost is $10 on the door, $5 for those dining. For more info, head to www.bahatacos.com.au
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FRIEND OR FAUX?
Someone recently asked me, which came first - The Foo Fighters or The Faux Fighters? I stopped for a second and couldn’t immediately answer, but after some intense googling I discovered a bitter rivalry over royalties, copyright, and trademarked facial hair that would take Arnold, Thomas, Becker and probably another few blokes to sort through. Ok, maybe not… but truth is, I reckon The Faux Fighters have their opposition beat, hands down and horns up. So if you’re looking for a night full of unbridled ROCK, with a hint of comedy and theatrics, and want to hear tunes like All My Life, Rope, Monkey Wrench, Times Like These and Learn To Fly played by the (not quite) Foo Fighters, then the Faux’s the way to go. Catch The Faux Fighters, live at The Somervile Hotel on Friday September 14. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are available from the venue. Head to www. thefauxfighters.com for more info. SIMON IMREI
THE FINAL CUT, OF THE FINAL CUT
Peninsula locals Tim Douglas, Leigh Herbert, Terry Lake and Will Lete form The Final Cut, a band that has been working tirelessly in the studio on their forthcoming self-titled EP. Now their brand of old-school rock and indie/pop/dance is set to launch on Saturday, September 22 at Melbourne’s HiFi Bar. Tickets are $15+bf, available online via the HiFi website (www.thehifi.com.au/gigs/) but if you can’t hold out that long, head to http://thefinalcut.bandcamp.com for further info and some preliminary ear candy.
The Vintage are a quaint little two-piece band making a big sound around the Mornington Peninsula. With a collection of songs ranging from covers of classics to songs you’re likely to hear on Triple J, acoustic guitarist Dave and vocalist Helen cater to variety of venues and crowds. Having worked on an album of original music together and performing regular gigs right around the Peninsula, the pair have sung brides down the aisle, entertained the laid-back café crowd and serenaded the masses in busy nightspots with their cruisy renditions and singalong anthems. The Vintage have a genuine love of music and performing, peppered with their dry wit and sense of humor, giving them a personality and audience rapport largely unseen in duos around town. Entertaining and reliable, they are the perfect addition to any event. For bookings and inquiries, email dave@miscreantrecordings. com or phone Dave on 0432 766 331.
NO TRICKS, JUST A TREAT WITH HALLOWER
The Pelly Bar and Greenman Alliance present this month’s Beez Neez night, with hard and heavy rock served up with DJs across two rooms. Friday, September 7 sees Hallower headline alongside Delawarewolves, Never Lose Sight (Queensland) and I See The End. For those feeling nostalgic, you can commemorate 17 years since Tupac was shot (September 6, 1996) by wearing a bandana in his name. What’s more, you get a free drink on entry for the effort! Beez Neez happens monthly. For all the latest info, head over to facebook.com/ beezneezfrankston and click ‘LIKE’ while you’re there.
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PEARL VIP PARTY NO.1 KICKS OFF IN STYLE It was great to see so many PEARL fans at the 1st VIP PEARL PARTY, at Raffles last month! There was live music (by our music ed, Simon Imrei), $10 cocktails (on offer every Friday at Raffles, by the way) and plenty of giveaways, thanks to the awesome folk at SHOCK Entertainment.
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