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A Facebook page has sprung up titled “Mysterious Metal Pyramids of High St Northcote”. Have you seen them? The median strip art hasn’t been there long at all, but cost ratepayers $32,000 plus $2,400 in installation costs. Worst of all, they resemble spiky metal deathtraps that wouldn’t look out of place on a vampire version of It’s A Knockout! Let’s face it, if Westgarth Traders Association president Peter Lynch can bust a watermelon on one of the points, imagine what could happen to a cyclist’s noggin if they took a tumble? #bloodandgutsandgreaseofftherod
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If you missed The Hayloft Project’s black comedy Delectable Shelter at Theatre Works in 2011 it’s back in Melb. This piece – written and directed by Benedict Hardie, HP’s new artistic director – has been touring and is here for two shows at the Northcote Town Hall, 21 and 22 Aug. It will change the way you experience the Foreigner song I Want To Know What Love Is.
If you haven’t yet checked out This Charming Charlie, Lauren LoPrete’s Tumblr page, save it for a time when you need cheering up. The genius pairings of The Smiths lyrics with images from Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic series are truly inspired. You wouldn’t think it were possible to make OG misery guts Morrissey’s lyrics – such as “I am human and I need to be loved/Just like everybody else does” and “I would go out tonight/But I haven’t got a stitch to wear”– so heartwarming and quaint. Could Lucy van Pelt be classified an emo cartoon character?
On a list of ‘Things that really piss us off ’ here at theMusic, people who crash into you while checking their phone is pretty high up there. Finally, somebody has decided to bring an end to this assault on simple manners (or at least try), with Japan just erecting smartphone warning signs that read: “Walking while using a smartphone is dangerous... But those people probably didn’t see this announcement.”
Howdy Miley Cyrus! Guess what? We get it! You’re a big old girl now and you want people to stop treating you like some dang Disney starlet! But, please stop. All this twerking shit at old mate Terry Richardson’s blindingly white studio is just… odd, uncomfortable and like watching your sister feel herself up. And no one wants to do that. Okay? Thanks.
We’ve all been that lonely soul trawling through their phone for some late-night extracurricular activities, and the video for Arctic Monkey’s new single, Why’d You Only Call Me When Your High? captures the desperation of the situation in full drug distorted glory. The song mightn’t be as good as Do I Wanna Know? (which they cross promote cheekily here), but the clip is an absolute corker. What’s Alex on? Anyone’s guess. But if he’s offering, then, well...
“That’s not a campaign; this is a campaign.” The Daily Show with Jon Stewart knows how to break the ridiculousness of politics down, and in less than eight minutes they’ve managed to show the world what a bunch of jokers most of Australia’s candidates are. Peter ‘merlot cock’ Dowling, Stephanie “turbo-Palin” Banister, Jaymes Diaz; they’re all gloriously roasted by the great John Oliver on DOWN-UNDERcision 2013. Laugh at the gaffs while shaking your head at the frightening reality of it.
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He’s American by birth and a Brit by base, but Cosmo Jarvis recognises Australia as his adopted home. Embraced by our nation, songs like Love This quickly became summer singalong favourites and with a new record in the pipelines for early next year, the prolific 23-year-old will left spirits with material new and old. Along with rambunctious indie rockers Lime Cordiale, the devilish pop auteur will play Beetle Bar, Brisbane, 13 Oct; Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, 15 Oct; Workers Club, Melbourne, 16 Oct; Karova Lounge, Ballarat, 18 Oct; Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, 19 Oct; Barwon Club, Geelong, 20 Oct (matinee); Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 24 Oct; Mona Vale Hotel, Sydney, 25 Oct; Fat As Butter, Newcastle, 26 Oct; and Yours and Owls, Wollongong, 27 Oct.
THE HUMAN JUKEBOX SIBLING SOUNDS
Help British brothers The Cribs celebrate ten years of chaotic rock goodness when they land on our shores for a full national tour later this year. Prepare to for a sweat-fest at one of these following dates: 23 Oct, The Small Ballroom, Newcastle; 24 Oct, Beresford Upstairs, Sydney; 25 Oct, The Zoo, Brisbane; 26 Oct, Ding Dong, Melbourne; and 29 Oct, Rosemount Hotel, Perth. All shows are proudly presented by The Music.
There are few producers more revered and respected in the world of electronic music than Hernan Cattaneo. The Argentinean has spent the his career – spanning three decades – putting South American club culture on the map, all the while dictating the dance in some of the world’s biggest venues including Homelands, Bedrock, Pacha and Fabric. Cattaneo will be returning to Australia next month, bringing his deep, progressive house to select capital city venues. Check him out 20 Sep, Prince Bandroom, Melbourne; 21 Sep, The Ivy, Sydney (day) and The Met, Brisbane (night); and 22 Sep, The Court, Perth.
SURE TO BE A HOOT
Owl Eyes’ debut record Nightswim continues to give and give, with the Melbourne dream pop starlet ready to drop her fourth single off the longplayer. Along with Willow Beats and The Kite String Tangle, Brooke ‘Owl Eyes’ Addamo will tour Hurricane this spring, performing at Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, 11 Oct; Woombye Pub, Sunshine Coast, 12 Oct; Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, 16 to 18 Oct; Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 19 Oct; Wollongong UniBar, 24 Oct; ANU Bar, Canberra, 25 Oct; and Fat As Butter Festival, Newcastle, 26 Oct. And heads up, The Kite String Tangle doesn’t appear in Wollongong or Canberra – sorry folks.
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Paul Dempsey can tell a story, no question. His work with Something For Kate has turned the songwriter into a musical icon of this country and his solo output has only solidified such a notion further. In amongst all this though, Dempsey has built a reputation as a formidable covers gun, tackling everything from The Clash’s Rock The Casbah to more modern fare like Active Child’s Hanging On, all in his own distinct style. Now, that side of his repertoire is going to be showcased, with the Shotgun Karaoke tour heading around the country: 5 Oct, The Zoo, Brisbane; 9 Oct, Lizotte’s, Dee Why; 10 Oct, Lizotte’s, Kincumber; 11 Oct, Lizotte’s, Newcastle; 12 Oct, Factory Theatre, Sydney; 20 Oct, Fly By Night, Fremantle; and 25 Oct, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne. Special guest at all dates is Melbourne up-and-comer Olympia.
Local legend Dan Sultan will be showcasing his refined side with his Back To Basics tour, playing in stripped back solo mode before he releases his third record. Catch him 23 Oct, Lizotte’s, Newcastle; 24 Oct, The Basement, Sydney; 25 Oct, Heritage Hotel, Bulli; 26 Oct, The Abbey, Canberra; 31 Oct, Old Museum, Brisbane; 1 Nov, Woombye Pub, Sunshine Coast; 2 Nov, Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne; 8 Nov, The Wool Exchange, Geelong; 9 Nov, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine; 16 Nov, Fly By Night, Fremantle; and 17 Nov, Ellington Jazz Club, Perth. Proudly presented by The Music.
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Since taking out last year’s triple j Unearthed High competition, Asta has been steadily been solidifying her position as one of Australia’s most exciting young talents and now she’s excited to reach out to her ever-growing fanbase with the Synergy Tour. Swim with the Tasmanian’s gorgeous neu pop on 21 Sep, Goodgod, Sydney (afternoon/all ages; evening/18+); 28 Sep, Brisbane Powerhouse (afternoon/all ages) and Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (evening/18+); 4 Oct, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne; and 5 Oct, Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne (afternoon/all ages). Proudly presented by The Music.
BABY THEY WERE BORN TO RUN
Holy shitballs! Most Bruce Springsteen lovers thought they got it pretty sweet when The Boss ripped through some marathon sets earlier this year with his longstanding E Street Band. But we can guarantee you few – if any – of those fans would have guessed they’d get a second slice of the magic in less than 12 months. However, here we are, stoked to tell you that New Jersey’s favourite son and his cohorts will be touring Down Under in 2014. Here are the all ages dates: 7 Feb, Perth Arena; 15 Feb, AAMI Park, Melbourne; 19 Feb, Allphones Arena, Sydney; 22 Feb, Hope Estate, Hunter Valley; and 26 Feb, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, with supports at the various shows including a reformed Hunters & Collectors, Dan Sultan and The Rubens. Tickets go on sale this coming Monday, but we recommend getting on the pre-sale happening Wednesday because these shows are going to sell out, no question!
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Emerging from nowhere to be topping the US alternative charts with her track Royals, New Zealand’s Lorde has had a monumental rise to the top in 2013 and now with the release of upcoming debut album Pure Heroine the 16-year-old will play an intimate run of dates along the east coast. The songstress performs 16 Oct, The Zoo, Brisbane; 17 Oct, Metro Theatre, Sydney; 19 Oct, Zierholz, Canberra; 21 Oct, Corner Hotel, Melbourne, with Oliver Tank supporting at all dates.
The release of Loon Lake’s debut album is itching closer and closer and, as the band drop the second single from the forthcoming LP, Carolina. Dance all crazy like when the quartet play Spectrum, Sydney, 9 Oct; Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 10 Oct; Howler, Melbourne, 11 Oct; and Flyrite, Perth, 17 Oct.
PUNK ACROSS BORDERS
It may not be a recognised punk hotbed, but that arguably makes the dedication and success of Useless ID all the more magic. The Israeli noise makers have been causing the pit to heave for twenty years now and continue to fly the Middle East punk flag high, with their explosive, melodic strains. Catch them with Perth loudmouths The Decline at these dates: 8 Nov, Prince of Wales, Bunbury; 9 Nov, Blood Rock Fest, Rosemount Hotel, Perth; 12 Nov, Worker’s Club, Melbourne; 13 Nov, Great Northern, Newcastle; 14 Nov, Hot Damn, Sydney; and 15 Nov, Crowbar, Brisbane.
IMAGINING THEIR DESTINY
Their recent tour with A Day To Remember and The Devil Wears Prada proved that Dream On Dreamer have what it takes to operate alongside the big boys of metalcore and now the five-piece Melbourne outfit are excited to hit out on their own headline tour, giving their latest record Loveless the full treatment for fans. Dream On Dreamer will punish these venues into submission: The Tempo Hotel, Brisbane, 31 Oct; Expressive Grounds, Gold Coast (all ages), 1 Nov; Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 2 Nov (afternoon all ages and evening 18+); Racket Club, Newcastle, 3 Nov (licensed/all ages); Basement, Canberra, 6 Nov; The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, 7 Nov; Arrows On Swanston, Melbourne, 8 Nov (all ages); Amplifier, Perth, 10 Nov (18+); and HQ, Perth, 11 Nov (all ages). THE MUSIC • 21ST AUGUST 2013 • 13
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GOOD WORK, GUYS
To celebrate the forthcoming release of the All That Good Work/Blue EP, late-night curators Naysayer & Gilsun will be taking their visceral live show throughout Australia in September and October. The club is Naysayer & Gilsun’s next stop, as they perform a live audio-visual show, NGTV. Check it out at The Hi-Fi on 27 Sep, with guests Otologic and Two Bright Lakes DJs.
HAVIN’ A LARKIN
Much loved Melbourne act The Orbweavers (pictured) return with a full band to launch their new single Match Factory/Ceiling Rose at Northcote Social Club on 15 Sep. Match Factory is a song about loss and leaving, while Ceiling Rose is a song about secrets and dreams, waking and worrying in the night, drifting between states of consciousness. Joining The Orbweavers for the matinee launch will be Sydney solo artist, Shiver Like Timber.
IT’S IN YOUR HEAD
One of dance music’s most mysterious and influential figures, Zomby, is set to play one of his very rare DJ shows at New Guernica on 13 Sep, his first ever performance in Melbourne. Zomby’s debut album, this year’s With Love, is the work of a producer who has absorbed the shifting textures and plains of electronic music firsthand, and reconfigured them into a definitive, sprawling love letter to the soulful dance music of his past.
The Shock of The New continues on 24 Aug upstairs at The Gasometer Hotel with DJs Simona Kapitolina and Viva L’amour: better living through synth modernism via darkwave, newbeat, techno and Italo. The Shock of The New is a queer and gender diverse event that runs from 10pm to 3am, and entry’s only $5.
WINNERS AND LOSERS
Sydney’s 23-year-old Aimee Francis has announced a national tour behind new single, Losers Game. Francis has toured the world with the likes of Pat Benatar and Steel Panther and warmed the walls of iconic venues including The Viper Room (US) and The Whisky a Go Go with her rebellious rock anthems. She performs at Musicman Megastore, Bendigo, 27 Sep; Baha Tacos, Rye, 4 Oct; and The Espy, 5 Oct.
The Amity Affliction are stoked to announce a second huge 18+ Melbourne show on their upcoming October Brothers In Arms tour, after the 23 Oct date at Palace Theatre sold out. Set for 24 Oct at the same venue, this will be the only show added to the epic run they’ll be undertaking with a hand-picked crew of international mates. Tickets are still available for the under-18 show on 22 Oct. KEITH HARING MURAL
Hamburg’s Martin Stimming performs live at Brown Alley on 20 Sep. Breaking through in 2008 and picking up an award for Best Newcomer at the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2010, his remixes for the likes of Sascha Funke, Claude VonStroke and Robert Babicz to name but a few have further spread his influence amongst the discerning house and tech community, and cemented his reputation as one of the scene’s most exceptional producers.
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Kenny Larkin is one of the world’s Detroit techno leaders in the electronic music industry today. As a producer, DJ and remixer, Larkin has mesmerised crowds and fans across the globe for the last 20 years with his music. Since 1990, Larkin has cemented his name in the pages of dance music history along with fellow Detroit techno music mates, Derrick May, Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson. Check him out when he comes to Brown Alley on 20 Sep.
Minister for the Arts, Heidi Victoria, unveiled the restored Keith Haring mural with Italian conservator Antonio Rava at the old Collingwood Tech site on 18 Aug. It was added to the Victorian Heritage Register in 2004 and is one of only 31 known Haring murals across the world that still exists. The mural is an important cultural and artistic asset and this project will protect it for future generations of Victorians and art lovers the world over. It’s worth visiting and seeing with your own eyes.