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irected by and starring genuine screen legend Robert Redford, this thriller features a stellar ensemble cast and a whip smart script that is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan aka Jim Grant (Redford), learns about his old compatriot’s arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, which he is wanted as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf), on the scent of a story that exposes Sloan as well. Sloan goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the FBI while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Also starring Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper, Nick Nolte and Terrence Howard, this is a taut thriller with plenty of intrigue.

here’s no denying that seminal Aussie pub rock band Hunters and Collectors have left an indelible mark on the Australian popular music landscape. From their early, powerful explorations into rock and arty, neo funk on albums such as ‘The Fireman’s Curse’ through to their evocative ballads such as ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’, ‘The Hunnas’ could definitely write one hell of a song. This fact is illustrated perfectly on this collection of Hunnas tracks, interpreted by some of the best Aussie (and Eddie Vedder) talent going around. From Paul Kelly and Emma Donovan’s moving version of ‘True Tears of Joy’, through to Oh Mercy’s throbbing rendition of ‘The Slab’, this is truly an all-killer-nofiller tribute to one of Australia’s true gems. As an added bonus, disc two showcases the original tracks.

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hile never even coming close to the sheer terrorinducing H.G. Wells novel and accompanying radio broadcast, Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of this sci-fi classic still has some pretty tense moments. Everyone’s favourite Thetan Tom Cruise stars as a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop

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ith their massive sophomore album, ‘The Catalyst Fire’, threatening to out-wow their groundbreaking debut, ‘This Is the Warning’, it makes perfect sense that Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus would want to embark on an equally massive tour to promote it. The band will be in town next month and frontman Kim Benzie told TE that a fresh crop of songs and a recent line-up change has kicked the band into overdrive. “Yeah man, we’re deep in rehearsals at the moment for the tour which is pretty soon,” Benzie said. “We’ve basically been nerding up on the songs for the past few months, so it should be a pretty wild show.” After releasing their critically-acclaimed debut long player (a peak, number two spot on the ARIA charts, gold record status, several hit singles and plum supports with the likes of Muse and Linkin Park), in 2011, it seemed as though the Brisbane five-piece had the world at their feet. However, a solid block of touring the album plus some untimely lineup changes, prompted a feeling of stagnation within the band, according to Kenzie, that was becoming hard to shake off.

“Yeah, I’d say our survivalist instinct kicked in,” he said. “We did a hell of a lot of touring off the back of the last one and we kind of got to a point where we thought, ‘well we can’t keep touring this album forever’. “Also, we had a line-up change after the last album [guitarist Scott Maric was replaced by Clint Vincent] and we were so focused on rebuilding that we got really far behind schedule.” With a batch of songs that were written on tour over the past 12 months, the band hunkered down with producer Forrester Savell and Benzie said while the recording process was quite intense, the band were over the moon with the result. “Yeah, it was quite intensive and full-on but I’d say that because of that, we’re even happier with how the album came out,” he said. “We wanted to make sure that this was an album of all killer – you know, not just an album with a few strong single songs. “Working with Forrester again was fantastic because he has been as much a part of the Dead Letter Circus journey as we have – I mean, he was the best man at my wedding,” Benzie said. “He really knows where we’re coming from and it’s a real family kind of vibe. Also, Clint, our new guitarist, used to be our tour manager, so we really are quite a tight-knit unit.” Catch Dead Letter Circus at the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday, September 7.

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ot on the heels of a run of sold-out metropolitan dates in support of their sophomore long player ‘Singularity’, arguably Blacktown’s heaviest sons, Northlane, are gearing up to do it all again, this time hitting the regional centres. “Yeah, this one is more of a regional tour and we’re really looking forward to getting out there because the regional fans are our bread and butter – they are going to be awesome shows,” frontman Adrian Fitipaldes told TE. While Northlane certainly pricked up a few ears with their debut album, ‘Discoveries’, ‘Singularity’ showcases a band with a maturing musical sensibility. While definitely anchored in the metalcore camp, these guys are equally at home with the crunching riffs and sonic brutality as they are with creating space within all of the chaos. Fitipaldes said that while the band were really put to the test during the recording of the album, the end result was worth it. “It was all pretty much about trying to kill two birds with one stone,” he said. “We were in tour in Canada last year and we were really keen to record while we were over there to save going home and coming all the way back to record. So, after Canada, we went to New Jersey and recorded with William Putney [Four Year Strong, Thy Art Is Murder]. “We wrote most of the album on tour but when we got to the studio, we still had about three songs to write and Jon [Deiley, guitar], who writes the majority of the music, managed to write three awesome songs in three days which is a pretty amazing feat as it’s something that you just can’t force – you really do need to be in a good zone of inspiration.” So what about the album’s title? Anyone who has heard it will know that Northlane have more than one trick in their sonic palate. “Singularity refers to a point in time in the future where science and technology have advanced to a point that we just can’t conceive and I think that’s a cool metaphor for us,” he said. “Also, there is an alternate meaning that places importance on the individual – it’s about looking at not giving all your attention to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and focusing on yourself.” Catch Northlane when they play at the Cambridge Hotel on Sunday, September 8.


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hen it comes to enthusiastic young musicians doing their thing around the traps, they don’t come much more so than Central Coast-based singer/guitarist, Howard

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im and Mik have been playing music together for the past three years, combining their experience to create an exciting duo. These guys perform an eclectic range of songs, from the classics to today’s tunes and everything in between. Both musicians have an extensive history in the industry. Mik is the drummer for the award-winning blues band The Bluezone and joined the band after returning from the US where he spent a-year-and-ahalf living and touring and has been playing professionally for 15 years. Kim has recently released her debut solo album, ‘Two White Horses’, and has also been performing solo shows in the area for the past two years. With both female and male vocals, great harmonies and great songs, Kim and Mik are sure to entertain. Catch Kim and Mik when they play at the Premier Hotel on Saturday, August 31.

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f the rarified twang of country guitar floats your boat, then Stockton RSL is the place you’ll want to be when the Stockton Country Music Weekend kicks off next month. The extravaganza gets underway on Friday, September 6 with a country karaoke session to end all country karaoke sessions. If last year was anything to go by, with droves of warblers from across the Hunter region coming out of the woodwork to flaunt their country stylings, this year’s is going to be a cracker. The festivities will resume at 10am on Saturday, September 7 when the club’s car park is transformed into a market ground while the adjacent paddock will be the place to be for the whole family with pony rides, a bucking bull, a five-inone combo castle and jumping castle. The club will also be buzzing with line dancing from 1pm including a long line that will weave its way around the club.

Anyone is welcome to join the line and money raised from the initiative will go to help local resident Debbie Lindsay who is currently battling melanoma. Saturday night is when the real darn tootin’ country fun starts when Adam Price kicks off the Hoe Down Saturday from 5pm before Newcastle’s own 2008 Telstra Road to Tamworth winner, Mark Wells (pictured), hits the stage with his five-piece band. Anyone that has heard Wells’ brilliant debut long player ‘The Long Walk Home’ will know that this is one guy destined for great things. Sunday is market day again until 2pm and the afternoon will keep building to a country crescendo with the Rob Cass Duo and then the dulcet and rocking tones of The Apprentices, featuring four female lead singers and a four-piece band. The Stockton Country Music Weekend will be on at Stockton RSL from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8.

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hen it comes to sheer oldfashioned ‘sticktoitiveness’ in the music business, there are few who can rival the tenacity of Herman’s Hermits drummer Barry Whitwam. Whitwam has been flying the Herman’s Hermits flag consistently since joining the band as a fresh-faced 17-year-old Manchester lad and as the only original member in the current Hermits line up, will be making his umpteenth dozen trip to Newcastle this week. “I’m just still totally in love with the music,” Whitwam told TE. “We’re doing 180 shows this year and next year we’ll be doing 200 with two more trips to Australia planned, so we’re definitely still keeping busy.” No strangers to the road, when Hermans Hermits released their debut single, ‘I’m Into Something Good’ in August 1964, they were propelled into the stratosphere as part of the iconic Great British Invasion of America in 1964-65. For Whitwam, who had trained as a ladies’ hairdresser, this sudden superstardom came as a complete shock. “We did our first tour of America in 1965 when I was just 18 as the only English band on Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars,”

he said. “‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’ was just released in America and, about halfway through the tour, it hit number one and all of our lives changed overnight.” While Whitwam said there was a sense of camaraderie and healthy competition between many of the British Invasion bands, it wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops – especially when the Rolling Stones were concerned. “We were playing a show in Philadelphia and the Stones were on the same bill,” he said. “Andrew Loog Oldham [Stones manager] was a complete hardcase and he insisted, despite Herman’s Hermits being more popular at the time, that his band headline. Anyway, he won the day, but we said to them ‘there are 15,000 people here – 10,000 for us and 5,000 for the Stones. We’ll go on first if you give our fans half an hour to leave before the Stones go on.’ “So we played our show and afterwards all of our fans did leave, but the whole time we were playing, the Stones, Mick and Keith included, were standing in the wings shouting some quite vulgar epithets at us which wasn’t very nice at all, but I guess that’s rock and roll.” Catch Herman’s Hermits at Wests New Lambton on Wednesday, September 5 and Toronto Workers Club on Friday, September 7.

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rish singer Brian Kennedy has certainly packed a fair bit into his 46 years. From humble beginnings on Belfast’s Falls Road, to playing Madison Square Garden alongside the legendary Van Morrison, nobody could accuse Kennedy of resting on his laurels. Off the back of his latest album, ‘Voice’, Kennedy will be heading to Newcastle and he told TE that he couldn’t wait to give Australian audiences a taste of the new album. “It really is the honeymoon period for me at the moment, having just released ‘Voice’ and having the opportunity to travel down to Australia is just the icing on the cake,” he said. The over-arching theme of the album is one of positivity – as typified in the moving and triumphant single, ‘Best Days’. “For me, ‘Best Days’ is an antirecession song,” he explained. “I think the message is that when the chips are down it’s important to remember what makes us strong and I hope that if someone is having a crap day, and their driving along in their car and the song comes on, it might lift their spirits just a bit.” Perhaps best known for his performance of ‘You Raise Me Up’ with the Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden, Kennedy first came to prominence after

being invited to be a featured singer as part of Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison’s Blues and Soul Revue – a gig that saw Kennedy perform alongside such heavy hitters as Bob Dylan. “I was asked to sing a song of Van’s at a charity thing which he heard and he asked me to come on tour with him,” he said. “That ended up lasting for six years and I got to meet and perform with some of the most amazing people. I’d say that the best thing I learned from Van is that you’re only as good as your last performance – you really do have to give it your all every night.” Kennedy has been able to parlay that success into a formidable career that has seen him release 10 albums, snag a gig as a vocal coach on ‘The Voice Ireland’ as well as representing his country in the iconic ‘Eurovision’ contest. “A soon as I arrived in Athens I stopped being Brian Kennedy and became Ireland. It was like ‘oh, look over there, it’s Ireland’. “But I don’t care who you are, singing at Eurovision is definitely the campest thing you’re ever going to do.” Catch Brian Kennedy at Lizotte’s on Tuesday, September 10.

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