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SUPERUNKNOWN 20TH ANNIVERSARY SOUNDGARDEN

Essentially The Hangover for the older gent, Last Vegas is saved by a stellar cast featuring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Klein and Mary Steenburgen. When one of a group of four childhood friends finally proposes to his much younger girlfriend, the group head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined.

When it was released back in 1994, Superunknown basically blew the doors off everyone's expectations of what grunge could be. From out and out fully chargedrock numbers, to more reflective "jams", this album truly ran the sonic gamut. Twenty years on and this album still sounds as fresh and vital as it did back in the day. Tracks like Spoonman still burn with a brooding rock intensity and Black Hole Sun sounds as though it could've been released last week. While possibly not as triumphant as Soundgarden's previous album Badmotorjinger, Superunknown is still one hell ofa rock album and, thanks to a blistering new master and extra goodies like b-sides and out-takes, is one that any self respecting rock pig should have in their collection.


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EAST MAITLAND BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Phonic Trio; Saturday, Silverhair; Sunday, lianna. ENTRANCE BOWLING CLUB: Sunday, Rafael. ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB: Friday, Just Hit Play; Saturday, Kadence. EXCHANGE HOTEL: Friday, Overtone; Saturday, Hornet. FAMILY HOTEL: Friday, Reg Sinclair. FIVE ISLANDS REC CLUB, Speers Point: Sunday, A touch of Cou ntry. GATESHEAD TAVERN: Friday, Viagro; Sunday, Top Shelf. GEORGE TAVERN: Thursday, Nick Connors; Friday, Dave Owen; Saturday, Good Grief. GRAND HOTEL: Tuesday, Jazz GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL: Tuesday, Jam Night. GRAND JUNCTION HOTEL: Thursday, Demi Mitchell; Friday, The Dead Marines; Saturday, Fish Fry, pow Wow; Sunday, Eucalypso.

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CARDIFF RSL: Saturday, Cupcakes and Cocktails. CATHO PUB: Sunday, Storm Cellar. CENTRAL HOTEL, Stroud: Saturday, Lennie live; Sunday, Open Mic. CESSNOCK LEAGUES CLUB: Friday, 2 Good Reasons; Saturday, The Levymen; Sunday, Kids' Disco & Karaoke, Ruby the Clown. CHARLESTOWN BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Dave Carter, Talk of the Town. CLARE CASTLE: Friday, Tres Hombres. CLARENDON HOTEL: Friday, Bobby C; Saturday, Lauren Arms. CLUB AZZURRI: Sunday, Latinova. CLUB LEMON TREE: Friday, Affinity; Saturday, Darren. COLLIERY INN: Friday, Karaoke; Saturday, Pete Sneddon. CRICKETERS ARMS: Saturday, Greg Bryce. CROWN AND ANCHOR: Friday, Jake Folbigg; Sunday, Damien. CUSTOMS HOUSE: Wednesday, Perry Carter; Friday, Troy; Saturday, Jon T; Sunday, Dave Owen. D'ALBORA MARINA: Sunday, Zane Penn. DAVISTOWN RSL: Saturday, Jenny Talia. DENMAN HOTEL: Friday, Graeme Mills. DEPOT ON BEAUMONT: Wed nesday, Merewether Fats; Thursday, Jon Stevens, Taxiride; Friday, Audie Cathcart; Saturday, Matt Purcell. DUKE OF WELLINGTON: Friday, Ty; Saturday, Dream Tambourine. DUN GOG RSL: Friday, lianna. EAST CESSNOCK BOWLING CLUB: Thursday, Talk of the Town; Saturday, Earthbound.

After wowing pretty much everyone with his idiosyncratic solo effort, Expecting Company - a mini album featuring duets with the likes of Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Patience Hodgson (The Grates) and Robert Foster (The Go Betweens), Henry Wagons is back on deck with his long serving and trusty backing band and with a lurching, bombastic and brassy album in Acid Rain and Sugar Cane.

With smatterings of horns, strings and lush, live sounding production, Acid Rain and Sugar Cane could well be Wagons most cohesive and fully realised album. To help achieve this live vibe, the band enlisted the services of former Bad Seed Mick Harvey, whose previous production credits include the likes of PI Harvey, to co-produce. ''We basically thought that if we're going to relinquish control to someone, Mick Harvey is definitely a good choice;' he said. "He has such an impressive resume and he really made us want to press our metaphorical shirts each day - you mow, we really wanted to impress him and I think this really helped raise the bar creatively for us:'

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HOTELJESMOND: Friday, The Levymen; Saturday, Daley Holliday_ HOTEL PREMIER: Saturday, Sundays Record Duo; Sunday, Dai Pritchard Band_ IRON HORSE INN: Saturday, Daniel Arvidson. JEWELLS TAVERN: Sunday, Gareth Hudson. JUNCTION HOTEL: Friday, Kristy J. KENT HOTEL: Friday, Rubber Bullet; Saturday, Misbehave; Sunday, Moose Preservation. KING STREET HOTEL: Friday, Natnoiz, Stavros3000, Lemond, Rufeyo, OJ Ruggs, Jaytee; Saturday, Peking Duk, ; Sunday, Any given Sunday, Jay Z Tribute. KURRI BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Robbie Urquhart. LAKE MACQUARIE YACHT CLUB: Sunday, Kristy J. LAKESIDE VILLAGE TAVERN: Saturday, The V Dubs. LAKES HOTEL: Saturday, Tres Hombres. LASS O'GOWRIE HOTEL: Wednesday, The Hedonists, Touchy Third uncle, Joram and Moi; Thursday, Creative Creatures Open Mic night; Friday, Bones Jones and the Skeletones, The Main Guy and the Other Guys, Crazy Old Maurice; Saturday, Great Toad, The Way Out, Joe May; Sunday, The Carl Stewart Band, Kieran Glasgow. LIZOTTE'S NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, Mojo Juju; Thursday, The Foreday Riders feat Shane Pacey; Friday/Saturday, Diesel live album recording; Sunday, Wagons. LOCHINVAR HOTEL: Saturday, Phil McKnight. LONG JETTY HOTEL: Saturday, Ben Woodham; Sunday, Open Mic with Kate Keighran. MARK HOTEL: Friday, The Milestones; Saturday, Dan Beazley; Sunday, Love That Hat. MARY ELLEN: Thursday, Matt McLaren; Friday, The Remedy trio; Saturday, Novo. MATTARA HOTEL: Friday, Casho; Saturday, Disco & Karaoke. MAYFIELD HOTEL: Thursday, Karaoke. MAVERICKS ON THE BAY: Friday, Kylie Jane; Saturday, Brooke Harvey; Sunday, MickJones. MEREWETHER SURFHOUSE: Friday, Jerome. MJ FINNEGANS: Friday, DJs; Saturday, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, DJs NAG'S HEAD HOTEL: Saturday, The Ride Ons. NELSON BAY DIGGERS: Friday, The Bad and the Ugly; Saturday, Coastal Craze; Sunday, Kim, The Sounds of the Supremes feat Kaaren Ragland. NEWCASTLE UNITED SPORTS CLUB: Friday, Karaoke. NORTHERN STAR HOTEL: Friday, The Royal Key; Saturday, Mark Wood. OCEAN BEACH HOTEL: Friday, Pete Gelzinnis. OLD PUB, WoyWoy: Friday, Allstar. ORANA HOTEL: Friday, Catfish Soup; Saturday, Snowblind. PEDENS, Cessnock: Friday, Lennie Live; Saturday, Glam Slam. PIPPI'S AT THE POINT: Friday, Mick Jones, Janeys Alibi Duo; Saturday, Howie and Alex; Sunday, Jerome. PLOUGH INN: Friday, James Naldo. POTTERS BREWERY: Friday, Katrina Burgoyne.

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