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After a considerable time away, Newcastle ska legends The Porkers are back and what better way to usher in the new era of Pork than with an appearance at the Soundwave Festival – with a Newcastle show thrown in for good measure, of course. Stephen Bisset caught up with original members Porkers Pete Cooper and Phil ‘Bigfil’ Barnard about new beginnings and dusting off their skanking shoes.

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A Perfect World Friday, 8.30pm • GEM It’s pretty much a free kick to say that silver screen legend Clint Eastwood is just as adroit behind the camera as he is in front of it and in this taut crime thriller he shows both sides brilliantly. A Perfect World is a thoughtful, slow-burn of a film that elicits almost career-best performances from both Costner and Eastwood.

Jurassic 5 Wednesday, March 19 • Enmore Theatre Prepare for the return of one of the world’s most loved hip-hop groups, Jurassic 5 – six years after the group broke up in 2007, what once seemed impossible has now happened – the hip-hop behemoth is back in action. The group stormed the stage at Coachella in April for their first show since reuniting, to massive praise. Having spent the majority of 2013 taking their new live show across the world, Jurassic 5 will be stopping in Sydney for what promises one hell of a show. Forming in 1993 and representing the city of LA, the six piece crew consisting of emcees Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir, Akil and DJs Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark, dropped their first single ‘Unified Rebelution’ in 1995.

The Wolf of Wall Street Out Now Reviewed at Event Cinemas Glendale It feels like an eternity since film buffs were given their first taste of the latest offering from legendary Hollywood director, Martin Scorsese but the wait finally ended last week with The Wolf of Wall Street hitting cinemas across Australia. In what many critics have been quick to call Scorsese’s best film yet, Leonardo DiCaprio portrays sex, drug and money addict, Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker now infamous for his real-life dodgy deals, corruption and run ins with the law. In an all-star cast, which sees strong performances from the likes of Matthew McConaughey, funnyman, Jonah Hill, British comedy great Joanna Lumley as the sexy and sophisticated Aunt Emma and Oscar winning French heartthrob, Jean Dujardin, as the equally smooth Swiss banker, Jean Jacques Saurel, DiCaprio shines brighter than the rest – channelling all the coke-fuelled energy and bravado of 1990’s Belfort, DiCaprio is mesmerising in every scene. Through the haze of boobs, butts and blow, The Wolf of Wall Street offers up a serious lesson in morality, modern idols, money and greed.

Dirty Jeans: The Rise of Australian Alternative Rock Out Now If you display even a passing fancy for ‘alternative’ Aussie rock, then this retrospective is definitely an essential addition to your collection. Traversing the heady period from 1988 to 2002, when the underground became overcrowded and when Triple J switched from a Sydney-only affair to national broadcaster – taking these otherwise unheard bands to the nation’s youth – ‘Dirty Jeans’ is a veritable treasure trove of classic indie rock – albeit from the Festival Records stable. Sure, the obvious ones are there – You Am I, Magic Dirt, Regurgitator – but there are enough surprises on here to keep things interesting. Standouts here are The Powder Monkeys’ blistering ‘Persecution Blues’ which sounds just as menacing today, The Meanies’ frenetic ‘10% Weird’ and the Beasts of Burbon’s iconic ‘Chase The Dragon’.

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the first gig. “I was told it was one show and, 27 years later here I am,” Barnard laughed. “Yeah,” Cooper interjected. “And then it was like, let’s just do one show in a pub and then it was let’s do one real show in Sydney and then let’s try and record something, wow we’re playing the Big Day Out, let’s go to America and then why not go to Japan.”

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record buying public and their brilliant debut long player ‘Grunt’ propelled them even further into the stratosphere with slots on both the Australian and US Vans Warped tours – playing alongside the likes of Eminem, Ice T and Blink 182 – not to mention a career highlight show at Boston’s iconic Middle East Club. Although as Cooper and Barnard agree, there was never really much of a plan past

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“Coming back for Soundwave was the most ideal way for us to do it,” frontman Pete Cooper told TE. “But it’s been a while since we’ve played the Cambridge and it’s always a good room to play.” Cooper and fellow original member Phil ‘bigfil’ Barnard (sax) have assembled quite a line-up for the 2014 incarnation of the Porkers including Dave Morris on bass, Frank Dasent on trombone, Julian Barker on trumpet, long-time member Dave Power on guitar and Scott Chapman on drums. Cooper said that, while there are no plans at the moment to continue the reformation past the Soundwave shows, that’s not to say it won’t happen.

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“We only signed these guys up for these shows – we didn’t want to be saying to them “you’re signing up to The Porkers for the next couple of years”, because there wasn’t a plan to take it on the road and flog the s**t out of it again but, who knows? These shows could be really good. If these shows don’t kill us, we’ll see.” Anyone who has seen the Porkers in action will know that even on an off night, they were one of the most engaging live bands in Australia – their unpretentious surf/punk/rockabilly-infused ska mixing perfectly with Cooper’s frenetic stage presence, something which Barnard said had taken its toll on the singer. “Being the frontman and jumping around and doing all that stuff – people don’t realise it takes its toll, you know?” A sentiment with which Cooper agrees. “I’ve started seeing a chiropractor this year for the first time ever and he just shook his head when he saw the X-rays and went ‘what have you been doing with yourself?’,” he said. Starting life in 1987, with the rather salacious name The Pork Hunts, their infectious brand of what Cooper describes as “bastardised ska” quickly captured the hearts of the Australian festival and

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fter a considerable time away, Newcastle ska legends The Porkers are returning to the stage and they’ll be doing it in fine style at this year’s Soundwave festival, but not before a pre-festival hit out at the Cambridge Hotel to reconnect with local audiences.

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hile the Gold Coast may not be the place, for most of us, that is synonymous with down home, tubthumping blues, there’s one guy who is doing his darndest to redress that balance – Mason Rack. While nestled firmly within the blues, Rack, along with his band are certainly not afraid to break all of the genre rules and the band’s latest album, ‘Limits of Grip’, does just that – flaunting all expectations by combining heavy rock, blues, roots and even a little bit of jazz into one heady musical gumbo indeed. Known for a swampy blues / rock sound the band influences include flashes of Tom Waits, and Muddy Waters with roots extending to Ben Harper. Throw in a slide guitar, raspy vocals, a rocking bluesy bass, massive drum percussion and the result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of musical genres. The three-piece is renowned for their amazing live stage performances and the band has played alongside artists including Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, Buddy Guy and Keith Urban to name a few. Rack is a born entertainer – growing up playing percussion at the age of six with his musician father Billy Rack. Progressing to drums at age eight, Mason was able to play any style of music. For the next four years Mason developed a natural rhythm that is now part of his soul and way of life. He picked up a guitar in his early years

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ith a string of singles – ‘Teen Mum’, ‘Endless Drain’ and ‘Silver Tides’ – piquing quite a bit of interest both here and overseas, it has been a pretty big year for Brisbanebased garage-surf-pop outfit Major Leagues. With their debut EP, ‘Weird Season’ dropping in December last year, the quartet are truly hitting the ground running in 2014 with their first-ever national headline tour in support of the EP. Drummer Jacob Knauth told TE that while the band were champing at the bit to get out on the road to promote the EP, given that three of the songs were recorded a while back, it was almost old hat for the prolific songwriters. “Yeah, ‘Weird Season’ is kind of weird because two of the tracks were released

Mason Rack Band Wickham Park Hotel THU 31 january and mastered the genre of blues and rock which is his true passion. His stage performance is an experience in itself. With more than 2000 shows performed including major music festivals throughout Australia and Canada, this is one bluesman who shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

a lot earlier – back when, like 200 people cared about us – and while we recorded the rest of the tracks more recently, we are already keen to move onto the next thing. “We haven’t decided if we’re going to put out another EP or an album but we have around 10 or 12 songs that we will be putting forward at this stage so we are keen to put something new out this year.” Knauth said the addition of Tim Morrissey from the John Steel Singers to the producer’s chair helped immeasurably in creating that fuzzed out lo-fi vibe that the band is now known for. “Timmy was a great choice because we were really interested in getting quite a grungy sound – we weren’t interested in a really slick pop sound and Tim was really on that wavelength – he was always keen to make it dirtier,” he said.

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STATION HOTEL, Kurri: Saturday, Live Entertainment. STOCKTON RSL: Saturday, Band on the Run. SUNNYSIDE TAVERN: Saturday, Mick Jones. SYDNEY JUNCTION HOTEL: Friday, Fabba, DJs; Saturday, DJs. SWANSEA HOTEL: Thursday, Matt McLaren. SWANSEA WORKERS CLUB: Saturday, Roller Coaster Band. TEA GARDENS HOTEL: Friday, Kim. TELARAH BOWLING CLUB: Friday/Saturday, LIVE Entertainment. THE POURHOUSE, Maitland: Saturday, Duncan Woods. TILLIGERRY RSL CLUB: Friday, The Bad and the Ugly; Saturday, Gian. TORONTO DIGGERS: Friday, 40-Up Club; Saturday, Franky and Johnny. TORONTO ROYAL MOTOR YACHT CLUB: Friday, Lennie Live; Sunday, Saxanova. TORONTO WORKERS CLUB: Friday, Pro DJ, Miss Surfest Venue Final; Saturday, KDL. VUES ON THE BAY: Friday, ME; Saturday, Affinity. WALLARAH BAY REC CLUB: Friday, XYZ; Saturday, Lone Wolf. WALLSEND DIGGERS CLUB: Friday, Loko; Saturday, Overload. WANGI HOTEL: Sunday, Mick Ashman. WANGI WORKERS CLUB: Saturday, Mark Lee. WARNERS AT THE BAY: Friday, Hornet; Saturday, Loose Bazooka. WARNERS BAY HOTEL: Thursday, Karaoke; Friday, DJs; Saturday, The Flicks; Sunday, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. WESTS CARDIFF: Saturday, Robbie Urquhart Duo. WESTS NEW LAMBTON PIANO LOUNGE: Wednesday, Peter Wall; Thursday, Angamus; Friday, Peter Wall; Saturday, Warren Hunter; Monday, Warren Hunter; Tuesday, WESTS NEW LAMBTON MARBLE BAR: Friday, Timmy Coffey, Rubicon; Saturday, Soul Station. WEST WALLSEND WORKERS CLUB: Friday, Darrel G Duo; Sunday, Phil McKnight. WICKHAM PARK HOTEL: Wednesday, Wicko Jam Night; Thursday, Mason Rack Band; Sunday, Holly Wilson, Floyd Vincent. WINDSOR CASTLE HOTEL: Friday, Tom Buckley; Saturday, Scratch. WYONG BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Prahlad. WYONG LEAGUES CLUB: Friday, Shivoo; Saturday, Full Throttle; Sunday, Luke Marlin Duo.

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Friday, Outerphase; Saturday, Dr Zoom Duo; Sunday, Bobby C. NORTHERN STAR HOTEL: Friday, Royal Key; Saturday, Allon. NORTHUMBERLAND HOTEL: Friday, Brien McVernon. OLD PUB, Woy Woy: Saturday, Angel Gear. PEDENS, Cessnock: Friday, Tim Usher; Saturday, Oz Rock Experience. PELICAN RSL: Saturday, Cupcakes and Cocktails, Kath and Kim Disco. PIPPI’S AT THE POINT: Friday, Dave Owen, Redline; Saturday, Duelling Pistols; Sunday, ME. PLOUGH INN: Friday, Tiali. POTTERS BREWERY: Friday, Troy. PRINCE OF WALES: Friday, Kylie Jane; Saturday, Zane Penn; Sunday, Katrina Burgoyne. QUEENS WHARF BREWERY: Wednesday, AdzDrumz; Friday, DJ Ules; Saturday, Kim, Mardmax, DJ Dola; Sunday, Jon-T, Perry Carter, Incognito. RACECOURSE HOTEL: Friday, Karen O’Shea; Saturday, Damien. RAILWAY HOTEL, Cessnock: Saturday, Howard Shearman. ROYAL FEDERAL HOTEL: Saturday, The Levymen. REGAL HOTEL, Kurri: Saturday, Mystery Trousers. ROYAL HOTEL, Singleton: Sunday, Lennie and Carter. REGAL HUNTER HOTEL: Saturday, Michael Mills. ROYAL INN, Waratah: Friday, Phonic Duo; Saturday, Pistol Pete. RUTHERFORD HOTEL: Saturday, HR Duo. SALAMANDER SHORES: Friday, Mardmax, SALAMANDER TAVERN: Sunday, Paul Nickerson. SEABREEZE HOTEL: Friday, Kirsty Larkin; Saturday, The Piranha Brothers. SEVEN SEAS: Thursday, Jam Night. SHENANIGANS, Maitland: Friday, Karaoke; Saturday, Solid Gold Party. SHOAL BAY RESORT: Friday, The Urge, Graeme Mills, James Naldo; Saturday, Brett O’Malley, Katrina Burgoyne, Jamie Martens, Viagro; Sunday, Twinsanity. SHORTLAND HOTEL: Friday, Mick Jones. SINGLETON DIGGERS, Alroy Park: Friday, Entertainement. SINGLETON DIGGERS, York Street: Saturday, Entertainment. SOLDIERS POINT BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Purple Hearts. SPINNING WHEEL HOTEL, Raymond Terrace: Sunday, Mick Jones.

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eramiah may or may not have been a bullfrog but he’s certainly a good friend of mine after sampling the delicious seafood on offer at Newcastle’s newest fish and chippery Jeramiah Jones. With all seafood sourced locally, and everything, and I mean everything, prepared fresh daily, you’ll have to travel pretty far to find fish and chips of this calibre anywhere. Upon arrival, my dining partner and I were greeted with a veritable cornucopia of seafood – a huge plate of delicately battered whiting and snub-nosed dart, perched atop a sea of perfectlycooked chips, an equally large serving of lightly dusted calamari with more of those golden chips and a beautifully zesty rocket, pear, parmesan and walnut salad. Both the whiting and snub-nosed dart were cooked perfectly and the lightly flavoured and crispy batter, left no trace of oil on the back palate that you might find in a lesser-quality dish. The icing on this cake with this dish was the zesty house-made tartare sauce that really took this simple dish to the next level. Next up was the calamari and while epithets like melt-in-the-mouth get bandied around quite often in these types of reviews, there couldn’t be a more apt description in this case. Jeramiah Jones should definitely be on your hit list. They are located just a hop, skip and a jump from Newcastle beach, so you can grab your parcel of undersea goodness and enjoy that almost ritualistic experience of fish and chips on the sand at sunset.


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uch to the chagrin of his legion of Aussie fans, Bobby Rydell had to cancel his 2012 tour, but he had a good excuse – a double organ transplant. However, in a case of you can’t keep a good thing down, he will be heading down our way again and the early 1960s teen idol told TE that he is back better than ever. “I feel absolutely tremendous physically and my vocal chops are quite strong so I just can’t wait to get back down there to see you guys again,” he said. The singer, who brought us such hits as ‘Kissin Time’, ‘Volare’, and ‘We Got Love’, said that his association with Australia has lasted almost as long as his career, with Rydell first visiting our shores in 1960 as part of a Lee Gordon package tour. “Yeah that tour was an interesting one,” Rydell remembered. “I was on with the Everley Brothers and I remember we were on the plane and there was this gentleman sitting with

us and Phil, Don and I had no idea who he was. Anyway we got off the plane in Sydney and there were thousands of fans there and they rushed right past us and up to this gentleman who turned out to be Crash Craddock who had the number one single in Australia at the time – it was quite surreal. “Also, the band that backed me was Col Joye and the Joyeboys and Col and I quickly became fast friends – whenever he comes to America, we always catch up for lunch.” Rydell, along with fellow Philadelphians Fabian and Frankie Avalon, led the teen idol charge of the early 1960s thanks to earthier saccharine-sweet songs and matinee idol good looks and Rydell said that he never thought his career would last 12 months. “We were all the same, me, Frankie and Fabian – we thought it was all going to end tomorrow,” he said. However, Rydell managed to parlay his early success into a formidable career that has encompassed music, the small screen and the big screen.

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Pete Murray rediscovers himself and while it was hard for me, for a while, to see why, I think because there’s not a lot of pretence on there and it’s quite an honest record lyrically and I think that clicked with audiences because there wasn’t really much around like it at the time.” While Murray was a relative latecomer to the world of music, picking up the guitar at 22 while pursuing a career in sports medicine, he has definitely taken to this singer-songwriter thing like a duck to water with subsequent albums ‘See The Sun’, ‘Summer at Eureka’ and ‘Blue Sky Blue’ sending him further into the Aussie folk-rock stratosphere. Murray said that he could pinpoint the very moment where he realised that he was on the right track with his music. “Once we started getting a fair bit of airplay, we did a show at the Bar Broadway in Sydney and we rocked up to the gig and there was a line down the street,” he said. “I thought that someone else was on who was going to steal my little crowd. Anyway I opened the show with the last song on the album, ‘Ten Foot Tall’ thinking it would be a quiet little song to start the show and everyone, something like 400 people were singing every word.” Not one to rest on his laurels, Murray said that after the tour wraps up, he was planning to head back to the studio for a follow-up to ‘Blue Sky Blue’. “Yeah, I’m always writing and I do plan to have something new recorded by the end of the year – the next one will be the last one for my record company so I’m at a really interesting point in my career,” he said.

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hen Pete Murray released his sophomore album ‘Feeler’ back in 2003, he had no idea that it would become the six-time platinum behemoth that it eventually did – in fact, the affable singer-songwriter wasn’t all that fussed, until recently, with the end result. “I honestly thought that album was destined for absolute failure,” Murray admitted. “I kind of had this post-album blues and I kind of hated the album for a long time – I couldn’t even listen to it from start to finish – until recently when Darren Middleton from Powderfinger called me and said ‘I’ve just been listening to ‘Feeler’, and it’s a bloody good record’. “So, I finally decided to listen to it from start to finish, something like eight years after I recorded it and I have to admit that it is a pretty good album.” With the album recently getting the remastering treatment at Abbey Road Studios, with a bonus disc featuring the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra performing the album in full, mixed with the original album masters, Murray is set to embark on an extensive national tour to celebrate the album’s tenth birthday. As a tacit acknowledgement of the album’s longevity and pride of place in the hearts of the Australian record buying public, shows are constantly being added, making this one heck of an extensive tour – something that Murray puts down to the inherent honesty and simplicity of the record. “Yeah the shows have been selling really well which is good to see and it’s going to be really cool to get out there and play all those songs with my original band The Stonemasons,” he said. “The album does have a big fan-base

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The Rat Pack from Vegas Wests Lambton SUN 2 february time around, we’ll be working with a bigger song list because last time we found that Australians were requesting a lot of songs that we don’t get asked to play that often in the States.” Edwards said that he has been fascinated with Dean Martin since he was a child and the crooner was always someone he wanted to emulate. “When I was a child I used to watch the Dean Martin Variety Show with my Dad – it was one show that he really loved – and I was just hooked. Here was a guy who was good looking, could sing, was funny, utterly charming and got to act in an incredibly silly way and get away with it so I thought ‘where do I sign up?’”

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While all members may’ve shuffled off this mortal coil, their spirit well and truly lives on through live recordings, in a string of films (‘Oceans 11’, ‘Sergeants 3’, ‘Never So Few’ et al) and an eerily spot-on tribute act that will be swinging by Newcastle this week. Dubbed The Rat Pack From Vegas, the tribute show features David De Costa as Frank Sinatra, Nicholas Edwards as Sammy Davis Jr and Johnny Edwards as Dean Martin. Speaking down the line from Vegas, Edwards told TE that the trio always had a swinging time in Australia. “This will be our third time Down Under in three years and every time we are down there, we just can’t wait to get back down there,” he said. “We really do try to recreate a night at the Copa Room. “All of the favourites from Dean, Frank and Sammy will be there although, this

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hen it comes to cool, there are few performers, living or dead, who can hold a candle to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. As the Rat Pack, these guys ruled early 1960s Las Vegas thanks to a string of memorable performances at the iconic Copa Room at the Sands Casino.

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