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“I CAN SMELL SOMETHING ELSE IN HERE BESIDES THE INCENSE. I THINK IT MIGHT BE BULLSHIT.”
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“AS YOU GET A BIT OLDER, YOU NEED A BIT OF BREATHING SPACE AND SOME TIME TO REJUVENATE.”
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“RYCKEWAERT BARELY SPEAKS BUT HER HONEST EXCAVATION OF THE COMMINGLING DESPAIR AND ENERGY OF ADOLESCENCE STRIKES A CHORD.”
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When is Vanilla Ice Goes Amish airing in Australia? And who knew his name was Rob? Apparently the first episode covers Ice remodelling an Amish granny’s kitchen and also shovelling shit. Let’s start a petition. This sounds like quality hungover viewing.
Fashion Torque, Australia’s only live fashion chat show hosted by Philip Boon and Jenny Bannister with different fashion industry guests, is on tonight (30 Oct) at 7pm, Hasti Bala Bar at The Carlton Hotel, Level Three, 193 Bourke Street Melbourne. Plus, it’s their annual Spring Racing Fashion show and will cost you nix! Fascinators optional.
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Do you love a doco? What’s not to love? This week Luke Walker’s new doco Lasseter’s Bones opens at Cinema Nova 31 Oct. It’s based on the diary of Harold Lasseter – who died in 1931 – which reveals the discovery of a gold reef in the Central Australian desert. However, the gold is yet to be found. MELBOURNE
Yes, it’s Movember again, the perfect opportunity for your seedy uncle to finally fit in with your local hipster gang. Grow a mo for charity and help raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. Just remember to actually raise some money this time, instead of using it as an excuse to keep your three-day fuzz for 30 days. You looked like a barely pubescent 16-year-old. Head to au.movember.com.
Fancy yourself as a problem solver? An individual that can handle all kinds of pressure in different circumstances? Are you keen to jet-set around the world, check out some of the most iconic sights on the planet and potentially win a large chunk of cash? Then you best be entering The Amazing Race Australia, which is returning to television screens in 2014. Grab your spouse, friend, sibling, parent, pet... no. Look, buddy up, enter at au.tv.yahoo.com and you could be the next Amazing Race champion.
On laughs, and icecream. The official Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues trailer has just been released, and Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team look set to take hilarious stupidity to the next level. And if Brian Fantana’s world famous jimmy cabinet didn’t look enticing enough, how about Ben & Jerry’s paying homage to Mr Burgundy with his very own flavour, Scotchy Scotch Scotch. As McBain once said, “Let’s get silly.”
After a two-year wait, Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole And A Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms Mayhem, And Other Things That Happened is finally about to occupy prime position on your shelf. It was originally a popular web comic, drawn using Paintbrush, and featuring anecdotes about the Alot, her mentally challenged dog and being a small child. It’s genuinely side-splitting and now in book format. It’s out on 1 Nov, and you can pre-order your copy now from Amazon, Random House, or Brosh herself. THE MUSIC • 30TH OCTOBER 2013 • 13
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WE LOVE KANE HIBBERD
Although it might be hard to tell because last week we forgot to credit the award-winning photographer for his wonderful Stonefield shoot. So, just for the record, the above shot of the band was shot exclusively for us by Kane Hibberd. (Kane, please don’t hate us.)
A regular at the festival since his first appearance back in 2002, Jack Johnson is making a welcome return to the main stage at Bluesfest 2014. Continuing his incredible worldwide success with his latest LP From Here To Now To You, the former professional surfer has plenty of new treats for Aussie fans, and slides into the bill seamlessly, as does Elvis Costello, who’ll be leading The Imposters through his legendary canon. Also added to the line-up: Passenger, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Kasey Chambers, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, Trixie Whitley and The Soul Rebels, as well as television game show RocKwiz, which will happen live at the festival. Bluesfest’s 25-year anniversary celebrations take place 17 to 22 Apr, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay.
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
Showing no signs of slowing down, Nashville country royalty Dolly Parton is set to share a few more special nights with her adoring fans Down Under, showcasing her latest record, Blue Smoke, as well as pulling favourites from a back catalogue that stretches almost half a century. She plays 11 Feb, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne; 15 Feb, Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley; 18 Feb, Sydney Entertainment Centre; 21 Feb, Brisbane Entertainment Centre; and 27 Feb, Perth Arena. Tickets are on sale this Friday.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS
Play out all your hedonistic fantasies when the 27-year-old producer Adrian Lux spins tunes (including his new stormer, Wild Child) along the east coast, playing 2 Nov, Pacha, Sydney; 8 Nov, King Street Hotel, Newcastle; 9 Nov, The Met, Brisbane; 14 Nov, Trak Lounge Bar, Melbourne; 15 Nov, Academy, Canberra; and 16 Nov, Platinum Nightclub, Gold Coast.
WARPED ATHLETES ANNOUNCED
Warped Tour isn’t just about the music – there’s also a sporting component, which features some genuinely mad skateboarders and BMX riders for your jaw-on-thefloor viewing pleasure in 2013. How’s this for a list: Steve Caballero, Renton Millar, Omar Hassan, Dennis McCoy, Neal Hendrix, Pedro Barros, Vi Kakinho, Murilo Peres and Coco Zurita. Undeniably epic times! For full event details head to The Guide on theMusic.com.au.
Headed up by a formidable trio of American metalcore heavyweights – Blessthefall, Like Moths To Flames and The Color Morale – Boys Of Summer will return in 2014, happening 8 Jan, The Rev, Brisbane; 9 Jan, Eagleby South School Hall, Brisbane (all ages); 10 Jan, Panthers, Newcastle (licensed/all ages); 11 Jan (18+) and 12 Jan (all ages), The Annandale, Sydney; 14 Jan, The Basement, Canberra; 15 Jan, Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne (all ages); 16 Jan, Corner Hotel, Melbourne; 18 Jan, Amplifier, Perth; and 19 Jan, YMCA HQ, Perth (all ages) (The Color Moral don’t appear on the WA dates).
EATING THROUGH THE FLESH
From their original powerviolence days back in the mid-’90s, masked San Diego punks The Locust have been brutalising anyone that cares with screeching bursts of hardcore noise and mathy time signatures. Off the map for a while, the quartet returns 5 Feb, Crowbar, Brisbane; 6 Feb, Annandale Hotel, Sydney; 7 Feb, Corner Hotel, Melbourne; and 10 Feb, Amplifier Bar, Perth.
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BATTLE OF THEMSELVES
Do you want to get weird? Feelings have just released their debut record Be Kind, Unwind and are set to launch that baby with some gigs. Standard so far, yes? Well, this is where things take a turn from the strange. The support band for all dates: Philadelphia Grand Jury, making an east coast return after a few years in hiatus wilderness. So you’ve got the same three guys, two separate bands and so much indie pop awesomeness – yeah boi. These nights of curious musical déjà vu will take place 28 Nov, Corner Hotel, Melbourne; 5 Dec, The Rev, Brisbane; 6 Dec, Small Ballroom, Newcastle; and 7 Dec, The Standard, Sydney, with all shows proudly presented by The Music.
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MORE THAN A NIGHT
It used to be just about the ARIA Awards; now, it’s about the ARIA Week! There’s loads of cracker performances in the leadup to the gala evening on 1 Dec, including Andy Bull, Chance Waters and The Cairos, Oxford Art Factory, 26 Nov; Jackie Onassis, Safia and Remi, Oxford Art Factory, 27 Nov; DZ Deathrays, Palms and I Oh You DJs, The Standard, 27 Nov; Glass Towers, Oxford Art Factory, 28 Nov; and Bliss N Eso, The Standard, 28 Nov. The Music is also hosting a couple of late nights at Upstairs Beresford, partnering with Chugg Music, 26 Nov and MGM, 27 Nov, with Bad//Dreems helping us party at the latter. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we’ll be announcing the full list of acts for both those bills!
THE FREED MEN
Fans here thought all their birthdays had come at once when Sebadoh returned in 2011, touring after a long hiatus away. Understandably, those same crew are going to be bouncing with news the American indie legends are visiting us once more, showing off their first LP in 14 years, Defend Yourself, with capital city shows. The trio play 21 Mar, Corner Hotel, Melbourne; 22 Mar, Annandale Hotel, Sydney; 23 Mar, The Zoo, Brisbane; and 25 Mar, Rosemount Hotel, Perth.
Incredibly popular, though a band that still seems to fly under the radar like some amazing little secret is Metric. The secret may finally be out for good, however, with the quartet jetting across the Pacific again to shake capital cities this summer. You can spend a balmy evening with Metric when the Canadian indie new wavers play Metro City, Perth, 7 Dec; The Forum, Melbourne, 9 Dec; The Tivoli, Brisbane, 11 Dec; and Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 12 Dec. Tickets are on sale today (Wednesday).
ON ANOTHER LEVEL
At 23 years of age and standing on top of the EDM mountain, there are few beat makers as big or in demand as Swedish superstar Avicii, and next year Australia gets the producer at the height of his powers. The man responsible for mega anthems like Levels and Wake Me Up will play his first ever headline dates Down Under, bringing his inspired arena show to the following venues: Brisbane Riverstage, 24 Jan (all ages); Centennial Park, Sydney, 25 Jan (15+); Melbourne Showgrounds, 26 Jan (15+); and Perth Arena, 27 Jan (all ages). Tickets on sale noon, 8 Nov. Presented by The Music.
TRIPLE J FOR ADULTS
Adding a third notch to their belt, triple j have just taken control of ABC’s Dig Music, with a major rebrand set to take place over the next six months. The station, which is able to be streamed through digital TVs, will aim at reconnecting with an older demographic that has perhaps turned their backs on the current triple j playlist, with artists such as Sarah Blasko, Billy Bragg, Tim Rogers and Moby set to program material in the future.
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TIME IS RUNNING OUT
You’ve never experienced Muse quite like this. Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium showcases one of the biggest bands in the world delivering their largest live production in 4K Ultra High Definition, the first concert film to ever use such technology. Witness the British trio through 8.8 million pixels when the film is screened around the country for one night only, 7 Nov, 7pm at Event Cinemas: George St, Sydney; Chermside, Brisbane; and Innaloo, Perth, as well as Village Cinemas: Jam Factory, Melbourne.
RECLAIMING THE DARKNESS
Rekindling over 30 years of gothic dreams, former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy will sidestep his solo outings to plough into the material that made him famous, performing an entire Bauhaus set in full band mode. These Mr. Moonlight shows will be the first time in almost a decade that Murphy has played a complete set of material from the iconic British group, taking place 10 Dec, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; 11 Dec, Manning Bar, Sydney; and 12 Dec, Corner Hotel, Melbourne. THE MUSIC • 30TH OCTOBER 2013 • 15
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THE RABBIT RETURNS A DAY ON THE COURTS
From Texas via New York comes Parquet Courts. Reigniting the joy of American punk rock, Parquet Courts are a no-nonsense, four-man explosion of up-allnight energy, a whip-smart collision of ideas designed to put brains (and mosh pits) in motion. Catch them with hand-picked special guests, Total Control and Constant Mongrel, 29 Jan Corner Hotel. Presented by The Music.
Frightened Rabbit visited Australia for a national tour earlier this year off the back of their Pedestrian Verse album, playing Groovin’ The Moo Festivals and a run of sold-out east coast sideshows. Seems they love us (at least that’s what we can tell ourselves), because they’re set to come back already, performing at Laneway as well as their own headline shows. Catch the Scottish indie-rock five piece at the Palace Theatre 5 Feb. Presented by The Music.
The folk at Shadow Electric are back for another summer of open-air cinema, bringing their signature mix of cult classics, docos and festival favourites to the Abbotsford Convent. The program includes Karate Kid and This Is Spinal Tap, as well as rare gems from The Vinegar Syndrome crew. And, if you missed Blue Jasmine, Frances Ha or Filth the first time, this is your chance to catch ‘em. The season kicks off on 21 Nov with new food stalls and the usual bar set up.
IN THE FLESH
Che Walker’s gritty cockney play Flesh Wound has graced our shores after the script got rave reviews in the UK and won a swag of awards to boot. Set in a flat on a North London council estate, the black comedy deals with crime, honour and family ties after main character Vincent gets on the wrong side of a gangland family. Take a butcher’s hook at Goodtime Studios until 3 Nov.
EYE OF THE TIGER
Sydney’s Tigertown are hitting the road this summer, supporting Canadian four-piece Half Moon Run on their Australian tour, which also takes in the Woodford Folk Festival. Tigertown will be delivering the sweet harmonies and hooks of their Wandering Eyes EP at Karova Lounge, Ballarat on 18 Jan and the Corner Hotel on 19 Jan.
YES YOU MAY
To celebrate a successful year all ‘round and the release of a double A-side, Perth Girls from the album Kiss My Apocalypse and new track Total Control, Abbe May is hitting the road and bringing her killer live show to Howler on 6 Dec with special guests Mathas and DJ Bertie Blackman.
HALLOWEEN HORROR SHOW
Celebrate Halloween in truly spine-tingling fashion by getting yourself to a Wednesday 13 show. Australian industrial metal maestros Witchgrinder will be supporting the horror punk pro (and former Murderdolls frontman) on his tour of the east coast later this month. Catch this fearsome lineup at Billboard The Venue on 1 Nov.
Patrick James’ Spring Tour is coming up fast, and he’s announced special guests following the release of his new single, Wait. Joining him at Northcote Social Club 22 Nov (now sold out) is producer wunderkind and ex-The Middle East mastermind Mark Myers’ The Starry Field as well as Ariela Jacobs.
“I’M NEVER ACCIDENTALLY LATE TO SEE YOUR BAND”
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ARCHIE AT AWME
Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) in Melbourne from 14 to 17 Nov has announced more high-profile speakers announced for AWME 2013 Conference Program, including iconic Indigenous artist Archie Roach in conversation with UK-based journalist Jane Cornwell as well as Bluesfest promoter Peter Noble, who will be discussing 25 years of Bluesfest in Byron Bay. The full details can be found on awme.com.au.
Vaudeville Smash have annnounced their brand new EP, V-Grade Horror. An ode to the kitsch ‘80s horror films that struck fear into the hearts of the band, V-Grade Horror is a tight collection of spookalicious tracks. They launch the EP on 1 Nov at Northcote Social Club.
SCORCHER OF A DAY
Scorcher Festival, happening on 17 Nov, will now be held at The Espy in St Kilda after the closure of previous venue Noise Bar. The line-up for the spring/summer leg includes untapped potential from Empra, InColor and Swerve. All tickets bought for Noise Bar will be accepted at The Espy. More details and the full lineup can be found at scorcherfest.com.au.