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Arts: Tavi Gevinson Live: Batpiss Film: Stoker Theatre: Savages Games: Ducktales Remastered Muso Gear: New Pearl Export Series
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“THE TWO GUYS AGREE ON A DARE TO... UM... HOW DO I SAY THIS WITHOUT GIVING IT AWAY?” - ROSIE LOCKHART IN STRAIGHT (P39)
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It has been announced that Ben Affleck has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Man Of Steel sequel, to be directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Dawn Of The Dead). It’s a surprising choice considering Affleck’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil was one of the biggest superhero flops ever. I guess he did hook up with Elektra. Affleck will star opposite Man Of Steel’s Henry Cavill, who’s back as Clark Kent/Superman.
Happy to stumble upon seriouslyforreal.com and their 23 Most Unfortunate Advertising Placements. There’s a Starbucks van that, once the side sliding door is opened, crops out the lettering to make it read “Starbucks Sucks”. And how could the South Lake Union Trolley (streetcar) in Seattle seriously think “Ride The S.L.U.T.” was a suitable slogan for their campaign? You can even buy the t-shirt.
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Is anyone else addicted to looking at the Hot-Dog Legs Tumblr? What’s with those sorts of selfies anyway? If it’s so that the subject can prove they were on their own vacay, unless the individual has a tatt or visual distinguishable mark on their thigh, how can you really know for certain whose legs they are anyway? And if we wanna be even more pedantic, it’s more like Frankfurter Legs (or, as pictured, Hairy Chicken Sausage Legs), since there’s no bun or sauces involved in such snaps. (At least we hope there’s not.)
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It’s all well and good to be in your bedroom listening to a Yellowcard album, or in the crowd singing your favourite tune with the band. But... how about doing all that, meeting your pop punk heroes, and probably greeting them too if you’re not in too much shock. The Floridian five-piece are touring their Ocean Avenue Acoustic with a special run of stripped back shows, reimagining the songs that first put them on the map ten years ago. Yellowcard play the following headline dates: 25 Oct, The Tivoli, Brisbane; 26 Oct, Enmore Theatre, Sydney; 29 Oct, Palace Theatre, Melbourne; and 31 Oct, Capitol, Perth, and we have a meet and greet double pass for one lucky reader in each state. To enter, simply head to the giveaways tabs on our respective Facebook pages (still under Time Off, Drum Media, Inpress and Drum Perth), fill in your deets and you could be hanging out with the lads!
Oh Miley. Did anyone else feel violated by her VMA performance?
Hangovers. They’re really the only crap thing about getting Hasselhoff drunk. But now that’s potentially set to change, with the mad partiers at Griffith University’s Health Institute in Queensland developing a more hydrating beer through increased electrolytes. A Gatorade ale, if you will. The beer’s strength takes a hit, dropping to 2.3 per cent, but as we get longer in the tooth this creation sounds more and more inviting.
Stand By Me star Corey Feldman is trying to become the next Charlie Sheen Hugh Hefner by surrounding himself with a bevy of faded looking ‘babes’, teaming then as ‘Corey’s Angels’ and holding parties at his home which he’s dubbed the ‘Feldmansion’. Feldman, who’s looking more like the aging spawn of Tommy Wiseau and a wet rat, requests dudes pay 250 bones entry into the shindig, while chicks can get in free on approval from him. Hollywood, you have a lot to answer for. THE MUSIC • 28TH AUGUST 2013 • 11
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SO BLUE FOR YOU
The always massive monster that is Soundwave will stomp through with another series of dates in 2014, and once again there’s plenty of big names, old favourites and young lions ready to send out the best in metal, punk, hardcore, rock and more. First announcement presents those American-baiting punk idiots Green Day (pictured), Californian goth metal powerhouse Avenged Sevenfold, a Chester Bennington fronted Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Placebo, AFI, Korn, Alter Bridge, Trivium, Down, DevilDriver, Newsted, Biffy Clyro, Rocket From The Crypt, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Alkaline Trio, Baroness, Five Finger Death Punch, August Burns Red, Testament, Living Colour, letlive, Motionless In White, Gwar, Black Dahlia Murder, Mushroomhead, Finch, Pulled Apart By Horses, Ill Nino, Nancy Vandal, Bowling For Soup, Trash Talk, Skindred, Volbeat, Amon Amarth, Terror, Whitechapel, Tesseract, The Story So Far, 10 Years, Hardcore Superstar, Walking Papers, Coliseum, Your Demise, Heaven’s Basement and Real Friends. Earlier this year Metallica played one of the biggest festival sets ever seen in this country. How the fuck will that be topped? There’s only one way to find out. The tour hits RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 22 Feb; Olympic Park, Sydney, 23 Feb; Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, 28 Feb and Claremont Showgrounds, Perth, 3 Mar. Make sure you’re in the pit when the next chapter of Soundwave gets written. Tickets go on sale 5 Sep.
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And in a massive week of announcements, Bluesfest has also surprised us by jumping the gun with the first names for their forthcoming line-up, four weeks ahead of schedule no less. But with a group of artists as varied and talented as this lot, you’d be itching to share your news with the world, too. Celebrating 25 years of the festival, the organisers assure us that this is just the tip of the iceberg – and what a way to set the tone for 2014! We’ve got John Mayer (pictured) returning to Australia for the first time in seven years, Dave Matthews Band, who continue to remain one of the most in-demand live acts in America, John Butler Trio, who’ll be performing for an incredible tenth time, as well as Erykah Badu, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Iron & Wine, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Devendra Banhart, Morcheeba, Gary Clark Jr., KT Tunstall, Allen Stone and Valerie June. The festival will be returning to Byron Bay once more, with all the music set to engulf Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm across five days, from 17 to 21 Apr (Easter long weekend). Festival and camping tickets can be purchased through the event website or via Ticketmaster, with the whole massive shebang proudly presented by The Music. JOHN MAYER
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Not Built To Last is the new EP from our ol’ bearded buddy Jordie Lane and he’s bringing songs written in Los Angeles back to Australia for our listening pleasure. The troubadour gets on the mic 27 Oct, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (afternoon) and Ellington Jazz Club, Perth (evening); 31 Oct, The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba; 1 Nov, Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane; 7 Nov, Beav’s Bar, Geelong; 8 Nov, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine; 9 Nov, Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne; 10 Nov, Caravan Club, Oakleigh; 13 Nov, Street Theatre, Canberra; 14 Nov, Yours & Owls, Wollongong; 15 Nov, Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba; 16 Nov, The Basement, Sydney; 17 Nov, Grand Junction, Maitland; 18 Nov, Music Lounge, Manly; 20 Nov, Lizotte’s Central Coast; 21 Nov, Lizotte’s, Newcastle; and 22 Nov, Mullumbimby Music Festival. The full tour is proudly presented by The Music.
After generating incredible amounts of underground with a stretch of cracking albums, The National broke out in a big way with 2010’s High Violet, a record of immense courage and presence. Since then they’ve ascended from indie favourite to chart topping headliner, with this year’s stunning Trouble Will Find Me solidifying their status as one of the most important and influential rock bands of today. But for all their recorded glory, you can’t appreciate the power of the American five-piece until you witness their life-affirming shows live on stage and now after captivating a Saturday night Big Top crowd at Splendour In The Grass last month, the band have announced their return in 2014. The National will play Sydney Opera House Forecourt, 8 Feb; Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, 9 Feb; Riverstage, Brisbane, 11 Feb; and Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth, 14 Feb, as part of Perth Festival.
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DOWN UNDER WONDER
SET IT OFF! SAVOUR THE TASTE
The result of six years on the road, with all the accomplishments and misadventures that have gone with their continual gigging schedule, Into The Mouths Of Hungry Giants is The Barons Of Tang’s debut record and showcases their epicly experimental approach to songwriting. With a gypsy mindset, the Tang team are delivering world music in our own backyard, so step outside the norm and dance with the seven-piece at one of these dates: Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle, 26 Sep; The Standard, Sydney, 27 Sep; Katoomba RSL, 28 Sep; The Rails, Byron Bay, 4 Oct; The Joynt, Brisbane, 5 Oct; and Peregian Originals!, Peregian Beach Park, 6 Oct; Moonshine Bar, Manly, 24 Oct; Yours & Owls, Wollongong, 25 Oct; Black Cherry, Sydney, 26 Oct; Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 8 Nov; and Inca Roads Festival, Mt Egerton, 30 Nov (all ages). Proudly presented by The Music.
They’ve barely sobered up after destroying some smaller venues along the east coast, but Violent Soho are alive and kicking once more, the Brissie quartet looking to launch their brand new record with some hectic headline shows in the coming months. Along with Straight Arrows, Mansfield’s finest bring their tour for newie Hungry Ghost to The Northern, Byron Bay, 24 Oct; Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 25 Oct; The Zoo, Brisbane, 26 Oct; Mojo’s, Fremantle, 31 Oct; Amplifier, Perth, 1 Nov; and Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 4 Nov for a special Melbourne Cup eve show. This new record has been a long time coming so help the lads celebrate and be part of the tear up, with the tour proudly presented by The Music.
A RIOT GOING ON
Open yourself up to the psychedelic panache of The Brian Jonestown Massacre when they return this summer with The KVB. The tour starts 10 Dec, Astor Theatre, Perth, stops in 13 Dec at Meredith Music Festival, before carrying on 15 Dec, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; 18 Dec, The Northern, Byron Bay; 19 Dec, The Hi-Fi, Sydney; and 20 Dec, Palace Theatre, Melbourne.
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Critical darlings Deerhunter will be making Australian east coast stages their own, with the Atlanta quintet presenting tracks from their latest album Monomania for the very first time Down Under. Hear why the record has been celebrated by pretty much every music website and publication the world over when Bradford Cox and his chums get ultra-freaky in their weird and wild indie way. Catch them 9 Dec, The Zoo, Brisbane; 10 Dec, The Hi-Fi, Sydney; and 11 Dec, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne. The band will also be appearing at Meredith, too. Tickets for all headline dates on sale this Thursday. THE MUSIC • 28TH AUGUST 2013 • 13
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Melbourne folk quintet The Paper Kites have announced fellow homegrown heroes Georgia Fair and Robbie Miller will join them for their national States Tour, which includes an under-18s matinee show on 15 Sep at The Hi-Fi and an 18+ one at Forum Theatre on 28 Sep. After performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas earlier this year, Georgia Fair have just released their new single, Love Free Me. Robbie Miller is set to drop his debut EP later this year after having won the prestigious triple j Unearthed National Indigenous Music Award for 2013.
RED BEACHES AIR ANNOUNCE CHOSEN ONES
The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has announced this year’s performers for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards and it’s gonna be a cracking night’s entertainment – a mixed bag in the best possible way, as if you chose your own favourite lollies. Drum roll please… Violent Soho, Archie Roach, Big Scary, Rüfüs, Saskwatch and Seth Sentry – the variety of which perfectly demonstrates the depth of our country’s talent. Once again the awards will be held at Revolt in Kensington so save the date: 9 Oct. More info to follow at air.org.au.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
Celebrate new artists, spring, and the Strawberry Fields festival 2013 with a launch party at Brown Alley on 20 Sep. Special guests of this deluxe party will be Germany’s Stimming and USA’s Kenny Larkin plus our own Oisima, Collarbones, Child and Kris Baha. The festival, which also celebrates its fifth birthday this year, returns to The Wildlands in Tocumwal, right near the NSW-VIC border, from 22 to 24 Nov.
CAMO AND COLOUR
With previous works including awardwinning street art that vocalises everyday fears and levitation of colourful objects in household environments, Cherine Fahd is now displaying her new set of works at the Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy. This new collection, aptly titled Camouflage, explores minimalist bold colour featuring glimpses of body parts. The exhibition run between 27 Sep – Oct 19, Fridays and Saturdays, 1-5pm.
THIS IS THE MOMENT
In an incredible meeting of the musical minds, Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher will join forces for a fan-born, friendshipbuilt tour that will see the three Aussie ladies picking from their respective back catalogues, as well as playing new material, accompanied by a touring band. Catch the masive tour at one of the following dates: 13 Nov, Ararat Hotel Red Room; 14 Nov, Caravan Music Club; 15 Nov, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine; 16 Nov, Thornbury Theatre; 17 Nov, Beav’s Bar, Geelong; 22 Nov, Balnarring Community Hall; and 23 Nov, Butter Factory, Mornington Peninsula.
LACHY AND KEY
Lachy Doley’s keyboard has powered acts as diverse as Bernard Fanning, Jimmy Barnes, Powderfinger, The Beautiful Girls, Jimmy Little and The Widowbirds. Now he has a second album with his own band, The Lachy Doley Group, titled Singer Organ Soul. In support of the release, the group hit the road on a national tour, which includes shows at Bar 303 on 17 Oct and Baha Tacos, Rye on 18 Oct, as well as an appearance at the Queenscliff Music Festival.
FUNKY AND CHIC
Chic’s distinctive approach not only resulted in some of the finest dance singles of their time, but also helped create a template for urban funk, dance-pop, and even hip hop in the post-disco era. They come back to Australia to play Meredith Music Festival on 14 Dec, and also play a sideshow at Billboard on 13 Dec.
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Joining The Cult on the Australian leg of their Electric 13 World Tour will be special guests Redcoats, plus Beaches for the Sydney and Melbourne shows. With The Cult performing their legendary album Electric in its entirety, Redcoats delivering their sound of bombastic drums and guitars with powerful vocals and pulsating bass, and Beaches creating a sonic kaleidoscope of dream rock, it’s set to be quite the special show. It comes to Festival Hall on 5 Oct.
WILD AND UNTAMEABLE Oscar Wilde himself couldn’t even see his play Salome when it came out France due to imprisonment for homosexuality. The Little Ones Theatre’s production extracts the controversy which once was punishable to turn it into something enjoyable. It’s a crazy tale of abstinence and sexual desire entwined with the turmoils of religion. Performances are from 30 Aug to 14 Sep, at the Malthouse Tower Theatre as part of the Helium season.