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Have you ever tried to peel a rock poster off the wall and ended up with a ripped segment of paper and broken fingernails to show for it? Don’t be such a tightwad! Some of the old posters from Handsome Tours past are now available via planetofsound.com from $4 plus postage, so what better conversation point for the morning after the night before than having some hottie (hopefully) perusing your bedroom wall art, remarking, “Hey! I was at that show and it was a life-changer!” Choose from artists such as The Shins, !!!, The National, Bon Iver, Divine Fits and loads more.
Columbine is a new work created by NIDA grad Daniel Lammin, and an ensemble of uni student theatremakers, that is based on (you guessed it) the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. Having long been acknowledged as the birthplace of ideas, student theatre delivers once more with this completely new work that’s confronting and beautiful. Check it out at Monash Uni Clayton’s student theatre space until 6 Sep.
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We all know about Movember, but have you heard of Sidetember? It’s a Brain Injury Australia (BIA) fundraising initiative for which you grow sideburns throughout the month of September. “SideGirls” can also get involved by wearing special Sidetember jewellery to help spread the word without adopting a hairy face. Why not try for both month-inspired initiatives, fellas? Those sideburns could be coaxed into a ‘tache come Movember, surely. For more info head to mycause. com.au/events/sidetember.
New episodes of genius US comedy Arrested Development can be seen in Australia – legally! – with the groundbreaking comedy’s fourth season screening on the Comedy Channel Tuesday’s at 9pm. How much new tragic hilarity can the Bluth family bring upon themselves? Plenty we’re hoping.
Whether you’re a beat fancier or not, you can’t deny the impact Harley ‘Flume’ Streten has had on our musical landscape in the last 12 months. Now the fire is set to burn overseas, with wunderkind peers Disclosure calling on his services to open shows during their massive sell-out UK tour in November. Playing packed rooms at iconic venues like Brixton Academy is a hell of an achievement for any artist. Doing it as a 21-year-old when you’re from the other side of the world – fair play.
Getting super drunk during the summer holidays was awesome when you were a teenager. Slamming brewskis with your pals, riding your bike into the pool, hurtling down giant slip ‘n’ slides, firing off dangerous homemade weaponry – don’t tell mum and dad! The National haven’t forgotten about those times either, channelling irresponsible excess in their latest film clip for Graceless. But fans needn’t worry; they’re still wearing immaculate suits.
eat In a feat of pure and utter deliciousness, US fastfood joint Burger King will soon sell a French Fry Burger, consisting of a standard beef patty topped with French fries and all the burger’s regular fixes. Someone, somewhere needs to start a petition to bring this baby Down Under. Pronto. THE MUSIC • 4th september 2013 • 11
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One of Meredith’s exciting curveballs in their 2013 line-up, Brooklyn, New Yorker Joey Bada$$ is set to finally get Down Under after losing his holiday earlier this year when the first Movement Festival was shelved. With a couple of stellar mixtapes behind him, the 18-year-old seems set to sit atop the throne of NYC hip hop in the future – no matter what Kendrick Lamar tells you – and will be showing off his renegade chops with a series of capital city headline shows. Catch him with The Underachievers and Remi, 7 Dec, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; 11 Dec, Capitol, Perth; 12 Dec, Metro Theatre, Sydney; and 13 Dec, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne.
THE BIG (SOUND) THREE
Billy Bragg. Robert Forster. Regurgitator. BIGSOUND has never had bigger names on their live music bill. Now, these three late surprises are set to make the 2013 industry conference one of the most memorable in its history, adding to an already jammed line-up found within 12 venues across two nights in the Fortitude Valley Entertainment Precinct. Final tickets are still available through Oztix, but they won’t be for long – hop to it.
WELCOME TO FUTURE
One of Australia’s most popular festivals looks set to take it to the next level in 2014, with Future Music Festival forming a strategic alliance with The Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring, and announcing it’s under-18 sister event, Good Life, will run in four cities this year. Line-ups will be announced shortly, but you can cross off these dates in next year’s planner now: Future Music: 1 Mar, Brisbane; 2 Mar, Perth; 8 Mar, Sydney; 9 Mar, Melbourne; Good Life: 28 Feb, Brisbane; 3 Mar, Perth; 7 Mar, Melbourne; 9 Mar, Sydney.
Their Oz pop has been getting all sorts of love online, but now it’s time to stop watching Shining Bird and start enjoying the Austinmer sextet in the flesh. To celebrate the anticipated release of their debut LP Leisure Coast, the five-piece will perform a free show 11 Sep, Treehouse On Belongil, Byron Bay; before playing 4 Oct, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong; 12 Oct, Goodgod Small Club, Sydney; 18 Oct, The Workers Club, Melbourne; and 25 Oct, Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane.
Moody post-hardcore is coming to us from the west courtesy of Eleventh He Reaches London. Get swept away by the atmospheric soundscapes from this Perth five-piece when the band play 5 Oct, The Bakery, Perth; 10 Oct, The Tempo Hotel, Brisbane; 11 Oct, Hermann’s Bar, Sydney; and 12 Oct, Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne.
FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS CANCEL
Due to a serious motorcycle injury suffered by frontman Chad Ruhlig, For The Fallen Dreams have had to cancel their upcoming Australian dates. The Plot In You, Fit For A King and Storm The Sky will still carry on with the tour (FFAK and STS not appearing in Western Australia), however, there’s been some major venue changes. The list of dates is now as follows: 11 Sep, YMCA HQ, Perth (all ages); 12 Sep, Amplifier Bar, Perth; 14 Sep, Invasion Fest, St John’s Parish, Melbourne (all ages) and Bang, Royal Melbourne Hotel; 18 Sep, The Basement, Canberra; 19 Sep, Hot Damn, The Exchange Hotel, Sydney; 20 Sep, Studio 6, Sutherland (licensed/all ages); 21 Sep, Thriller, Coniston Lane; and 22 Sep, Invasion Fest, Expressive Grounds, Gold Coast, with sweet local supports at each stop on the tour. Every ticketed show is now priced at $25.50+BF, and previously purchased tickets to shows that have been moved to clubs will be refunded. If you’re seeking a refund for other shows contact your point of purchase direct.
“BREAKING: ESSENDON FANS’ HEARTS”
AS CHRIS URQUHART [@CHRISURQUHART] PLAYS THE WORLD’S TINIEST VIOLIN. 12 • THE MUSIC • 4TH SEPTEMBER 2013
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As far as ludicrous killer animal films go, Sharknado takes the cake (though we will admit Ghost Shark came pretty damn close – look it up!). A cast featuring Beverly Hills, 90210’s Ian Ziering and Tara Reid fight a plague of great white sharks that – you guessed it – are attacking people from the sky thanks to a freak tornado. Do they survive? Who cares? There’s goddamn sharks hurtling from the heavens! Now, the cult phenomenon finally gets a big screen release Down Under, showing in select Hoyts locations around the country on 13 Sep: NSW – Broadway, Charlestown, Warrawong, Blacktown, Bankstown, Warringah Mall, Erina; VIC – Chadstone, Frankston, Eastland, Northland, Watergardens; QLD – Redcliffe; WA – Carousel; and ACT – Woden.
Eager to get back on the road, Adalita is hungry to maintain her now legendary status in Australian music and with a second solo record, All Day Venus, to plug, it shouldn’t be a stretch to assume the rock queen will retain her place at the top with this new collection of songs. Her eponymous debut from 2011 was a record of bruised beauty and you can expect to hear a balanced blend of those two releases when she tours nationally next month. Catch her 11 Oct, Barwon Club, Geelong; 12 Oct, Karova Lounge, Ballarat; 13 Oct, Corner Hotel, Melbourne; 17 Oct, Transit Bar, Canberra; 18 Oct, Annandale Hotel, Sydney; 19 Oct, Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle; 24 Oct, The Zoo, Brisbane; 25 Oct, Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra; and 26 Oct, Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast. Laura Jean supports on all dates.
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BACK ON FAMILIAR PATHS
After stripping it back for some shows a few months ago, Eskimo Joe are plugging in again to preview tracks off their brand new album, Wastelands, as well as giving attention to the big hits that made their name in the first place. Catch the Joes 17 Oct, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine; 18 Oct, Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully; 19 Oct, Forum Theatre, Melbourne; 24 Oct, Newcastle Panthers; 25 Oct, Metro Theatre, Sydney; 26 Oct, Waves, Wollongong; 31 Oct, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; and 9 Nov, Astor Theatre, Perth. Fan sale is available now for Eskimo Joe mailing list members, while general public tickets are on sale from 10 Sep.
WOLF & CUB
Already established as a triple j favourite, Andy Bull still seems like a well-kept secret for those in the know. He’s probably not going to stay that way for long, though, with the leftfield folk popster dropping another great taste from his forthcoming album in the way of Baby I Am Nobody Now. The Sydney lad will launch the track with an east coast tour, proudly presented by The Music, playing 10 Oct, The Small Bandroom, Newcastle; 11 Oct, Heritage Hotel, Bulli; 12 Oct, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney; 19 Oct, Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane; and an early show 20 Oct, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne. Proudly presented by The Music.
“YOU KNOW PEOPLE RAVE ON ABOUT DOLPHINS BEING SO BRIGHT, BUT WHAT EXACTLY HAVE THEY DONE?” KARL PILKINGTON [@KARLPILKINQUOTE] OBVIOUSLY HASN’T BEEN TO SEA WORLD.
OUT COME THE WOLVES
Heavy Weight holds no punches and, recorded and produced by Wolf & Cub themselves, it’s probably the most pure reflection of their complicatedly brilliant take on rock’n’roll. Enjoy one of Australia’s best live acts again when they launch the new release 10 Oct, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney; 12 Oct, The Zoo, Brisbane; 24 Oct, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne; 25 Oct, Beach Hotel, Byron Bay; 26 Oct, Amplifier Bar, Perth; and 27 Oct, Newport Hotel, Fremantle. Doctopus support in WA, with Zeahorse on the bill everywhere else. The full national tour is proudly presented by The Music.
IF YOU WANT TO GET DOWN
When boy bands were in vogue back in the late-‘90s and early-‘00s, there weren’t many bigger than British crew Five. The all singing, all dancing quintet managed to move 20 million albums in their time, and enjoyed an incredible response Down Under with three full-lengths and eight singles landing in their respective top ten charts. Now, for the first time in over a decade, Five arrive on our shores, playing 30 Oct, Metropolis, Fremantle; 1 Nov, Enmore Theatre, Sydney; 2 Nov, Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane; and 3 Nov, Palace, Melbourne.
RIDERS ON A NEW STORM
Two years on from the combustion of stellar Sydney outfit Red Riders and Palms, featuring the core unit of that aforementioned band, have just released their debut album, Step Brothers. Hear their new collection of slacker indie cuts on a headline tour which takes place 3 Oct, The Grace Darling, Melbourne; 4 Oct , Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane; and , 5 Oct, Brighton Up Bar, Sydney. If you’re heading to the final shows on Cloud Control’s current tour also, then get down early as the guys are opening on all remaining nights. Check The Guide on theMusic.com.au for full details. THE MUSIC • 4TH SEPTEMBER 2013 • 13
local news firstname.lastname@example.org THE PERCH CREEK FAMILY JUGBAND
SHIVER ME TIMBERS
Adelaide alternative folk band The Timbers will be jumping back in the tour van and heading up the East Coast of Australia to launch their new line-up, new sound and new single Gallantry. The single Gallantry is an uplifting song of mateship, camaraderie, battles won and loves lost. It perfectly captures the new energy and direction of the band. Check them out when they come to The Espy on 22 Oct.
HOESEN IT OFF
PERCHED ON THE EDGE
Off the back of new single Big Things Calling, the first taste of their forthcoming new album, Melbourne’s The Perch Creek Family Jugband have just announced their national Dressin’ Up & Shakin’ Down tour. The four siblings plus one stray partner head out to Theatre Royal, Castlemaine on 11 Oct with Fraser A Gorman & Big Harvest and Bob Harrow; Meeniyan Town Hall on 12 Oct with Quarry Mountain Dead Rats; and Northcote Social Club on 16 Nov.
TO THE LEFTSIDE
Some might have seen Leftside playing drums for Bounty Killer on stage or touring as Sean Paul’s road DJ, but in the beginning he was simply Craig Parks, a young man born amidst the best of reggae music. Leftside’s biggest break came with the brilliant 2007 track More Punany – the riddim blends a futuristic digital beat, a chopped and screwed vocal loop, and a sample from a classic Real Rock version. Catch Leftside plus special guests on 27 Sep at The Espy.
PRETTY DAMN GOOD
Papa Vs Pretty are back with a triple-whammy of an announcement: they’ve got a new single, new album and new shows. Plus, they’re now a four-piece with the addition of Luke Liang on guitar and keyboard. Due for release in early 2014, White Deer Park is the band’s follow-up to their ARIA award nominated debut album from 2011, United In Isolation. Its first single, My Life Is Yours, a soaring song of cascading melodies. See Papa Vs Pretty unveil new material at Howler on 26 Sep.
To help with Casey Tutungi’s medical support after the 28-year-old suffered horrific spinal injuries playing footy, Falls Festival organiser, Simon Daly, has rallied the music industry to stage A Show For Casey concert at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, 29 Sep. You Am I will perform some classics with the ‘Allstars’ super group featuring Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey, Regurgitator, Lisa Mitchell, Magic Dirt’s Adalita, The Bamboos, Dan Sultan and Yacht Club DJs. It’s a licensed, all ages show and all proceeds go to The Casey Tutungi Appeal.
Having explored beautiful Australian landscapes and portraiture, Michael Corridore now turns to a digital montage platform in his new exhibition Tangents, compiling layers of body contours and ambiguous shapes to create works. Corridore has received recognition and awards for previous photographic exhibitions as well as selected work from the new Tangents series. The new works are displayed at the Edmund Pearce Gallery between 11 Sep to 5 Oct, with the launch on 12 Sep.
LOOK AT THAT BODY
Bendigo Art Gallery will host another major international exhibition with the Victorian Coalition Government today revealing that The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece will be a major feature in 2014. This exhibition offers an exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes, focusing on the Greek fascination with the human body.
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Peter Van Hoesen is a Belgian electronic music producer, DJ and label owner of Time To Express. Immersed in Belgium’s new electronic scene, a young Van Hoesen came of age during heady days of cold wave, industrial, post punk and acid house. Live, he not only presents contemporary, room filling and dramatic techno, but can branch into house, melodic moments, broken beats and atmosphere-lifting classic ‘80s/’90s vibes. Check him out at New Guernica on 27 Sep.
THE ALL SEEING HAND
SEE IT ALL
New Zealand three-piece The All Seeing Hand are coming to disseminate their message by way of throat singing, frenzied drumming and thundering monophonic turntable tones. These elements combine into a band of dissonant, dense beauty and intense live shows that leave observers in an ecstatic state of both wonder and confusion. Following of the release of second album Mechatronics on 1 Oct catch the band at Boney on 10 Oct with Mesa Cosa and Duck Duck Chop.