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FEATURE “THE DEEPEST INSPIRATION FOR ME IS CRAZY JAPANESE ART, AND A LOT OF WEIRD, RARE, GAY ART FROM JAPAN.”
INSIDE FEATURES Trixie Whitley Sebadoh Sunnyboys Neon Festival Bobby Keys Jurassic 5 Caspian Vintage Girls The Pretty Reckless Orphaned Land Baths Dark Tranquility Sam Halmarack & The Miserablites Tim Heidecker
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THIS WEEK THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK • 19 MARCH - 25 MARCH 2014
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The second annual Victorian Dance Festival takes place on 22 & 23 Mar at Colac East Primary School and features workshops with some of the Australian dance community’s leading choreographers. An episode of web series Dance Chat is to be filmed live from VDF’s showcase and one lucky dancer will win a dream trip to New York, complete with classes at The Broadway Dance Center! Head to isolatedancefestival.com.au for ticketing.
In A World is a hilarious comedy about a struggling vocal coach, Carol (Lake Bell, also the film’s director, writer and co-producer), who wants to make it as a voice-over artist for film trailers. In the running for a job, she discovers she’s competing with her father, the current king of voice-overs. In cinemas 3 Apr. Head to themusic. com.au/win-prizes to win one of 20 double passes to a Cinema Nova preview screening on 26 Mar, 6.30pm.
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Fans of California’s long-standing alternative hip hop outfit Jurassic 5 can score a unique opportunity to sit in on the band’s soundcheck, then meet the band and get autographs/happy snaps before their Palace Theatre shows on 20 & 21 Mar. Head to jurassic5.com.au to purchase these extremely limited edition (70 for each show) meet’n’greet tickets, which are completely separate from standard show tickets.
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ADALITA @ BIGSOUND. PIC: STEPHEN BOOTH
GET THE JUMP ON BIGSOUND 2014! UNLEASHING SOME EMOTION
Arriving with unheralded depth and diversity, ‘Til My Tears Roll Away, the fourth studio record from The Audreys, showcases the blues/folk act at the height of their powers. Catch the three-time ARIA Award-winners 5 Jun, The Abbey, Canberra; 8 Jun, Factory Theatre, Sydney; 14 Jun, Ormond Hall, Melbourne; 21 Jun, The Zoo, Brisbane; and 4 Jul, Fly By Night, Perth. Tickets are on sale from this Friday, with the tour proudly presented by The Music.
ALL LOVED UP
Hunx & His Punx are bringing the sexy back to stages across the nation, and making for the sweetest of love-struck line-ups, fellow US garage exponents Shannon & The Clams will also be visiting from across the pond. Touching on everything from ‘80s hardcore and ‘90s riot grrrl sounds to ‘60s bubblegum pop, the two acts will feast the eyes and ears when they play 17 Apr, Copacabana, Melbourne; 19 Apr, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney; 20 Apr, Farmer & The Owl Laneway Party, Wollongong; 22 Apr, The Zoo, Brisbane; and 24 Apr, Rosemount Hotel, Perth.
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
Alternative rock rulers Dead Letter Circus are set to take their sounds rural later this year, with The Insider Tour hitting locations across the land. Catch the band 15 May, Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, Gold Coast; 16 May, Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich; 17 May, Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast; 18 May, Tatts Hotel, Ipswich; 20 May, Collector Hotel, Parramatta; 21 May, Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith; 22 May, Carmens, Miranda; 23 May, Hornsby RSL; 24 May, Entrance Leagues Club; 28 May, Black Swan Hotel, Bendigo; 29 May, Village Green, Mulgrave; 6 Jun, Settlers Tavern, Margaret River; 7 Jun, Prince Of Wales, Bunbury; and 8 Jun, Rosemount Hotel, Perth.
INSECTS AND STARS
Between the pair of them they’ve released over a hundred albums, and via their respective groups they’ve created plenty of timeless classics, so you can be guaranteed of a setlist spilling over with goodness when Robyn Hitchcock of The Soft Boys and The Church’s Steve Kilbey take their guitars on the road. Catch these two fine gentlemen when they join forces for a few special evenings, happening 26 Apr, Fly By Night, Fremantle; 3 May, Arts Centre, Melbourne; 10 May, Metro Theatre, Sydney; and 16 May, New Globe Theatre, Brisbane.
OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN You know how we were all excited that Action Bronson was coming Down Under again? Well scrap that because the Queens rapper has pulled the pin on his headline shows and Groovin The Moo appearances due to recording commitments. We’ll let you know when new dates are announced.
We’re feeling the full force of Victorian prog metal powerhouse Sydonia once more, with their new album Reality Kicks showing why they’re so respected in the Aussie hard rock community. Supported by Helm and Red Bee (except dates marked *), Sydonia launch this latest triumph 3 May, The Espy, Melbourne; 15 May, The Basement, Canberra; 16 May, Towradgi Beach Hotel, Wollongong; 17 May, Bald Faced Stag, Sydney; 23 May, Crowbar, Brisbane; 24 May, Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast; 25 May, The Northern, Byron Bay; 6 Jun, Musicman Megastore, Bendigo*; 4 Jul, Amplifier Bar, Perth*; and 5 Jul, Burlington Hotel, Bunbury*.
“THE GOOD THING ABOUT SCIENCE IS THAT IT’S TRUE WHETHER OR NOT YOU BELIEVE IN IT” TRUST NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON [@NEILTYSON] ON THIS ONE. 10 • THE MUSIC • 19TH MARCH 2014
Don’t let the biggest music showcase in the southern hemisphere pass you by! Early bird tickets for BIGSOUND 2014 are on sale now, and applications are also open for artists keen on playing the event. Happening 10 – 12 Sep in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Entertainment Precinct, it’s three days and two nights of parties, forums, seminars and cracking live music. Bands can get involved by heading to the QMusic website (applications close 9 May) while discounted tickets for delegates can be purchased at bigsound. org.au. Proudly presented by The Music.
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ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
The biggest NZ pop culture explosion since those hobbits first chased that ring around, Lorde has taken her moody pop gems around the globe and back, winning Grammy Awards and legions of admires, all before the age of 18. Having already lived up to the hype at Splendour and Laneway, you can now catch the Kiwi world-beater on a massive headline tour around the country: 24 Apr, Festival Hall, Melbourne; 29 Apr, Challenge Stadium, Perth; 2 May, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; 4 May, Newcastle Entertainment Centre; and 6 May, Brisbane Riverstage. Tickets on sale this Friday.
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A UNIQUE SOUL
Darwin duo Sietta are taking their blend of alt-soul on the road this month. On the back of their second album The Invisible River, singer Caiti Baker and producer James Mangohig are hitting up Northcote Social Club on 26 Apr to drop some seriously trancey, acoustic and electro beats.
SHOW US YOUR WARES
Following a SXSW slot, Canada’s spicy soul singer Saidah Baba Talibah lands in Oz in support of her new album (S)Cream. This follows a performance with her band at BIGSOUND last year, a show in which her frenetic funk stylings and sassy, raw energy turned heads. Don’t miss the chance to check out the compelling songstress when she graces the stage at Ding Dong Lounge on 16 and 23 Apr.
Australian pop star Tina Arena will be heading on a national tour this August to show off her latest album, Reset. Catch the first woman to win the ARIA for Album Of The Year at Palais Theatre, 17 Sep.
Darren Middleton, guitarist from Powderfinger, went solo last year, releasing his debut album, Translations. He’s heading off on an acoustic tour, hitting Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, 5 & 6 Apr and Baby Black Café, Bacchus Marsh, 12 Apr.
Following the success of AMP-nominated album HEX.LOVER.KILLER, The Delta Riggs are heading on tour to drop single Supersonic Casualties from their forthcoming second album, Dipz Debazios. The Curtin, 25 Apr.
THE THREE FACTOR
ABC3 is on the hunt for charismatic, quirky talent to join their talented team of presenters. Demonstrate your ‘three factor’ with a short three-minute video, fill out an online application and submit your video by 28 Mar to make your mark in TV-land. More details at abc.net.au/abc3.
HARDEST OF STYLES
Head along to The Hi-Fi on 24 Apr for high energy club vibes with LA’s Clockwork, Destructo, and Oliver, plus our very own Motez on their HARDstraylia tour.
Award-winning playwright Sir David Hare presents a portrait of Oscar Wilde and his one-sided love for Lord Alfred Douglas with The Judas Kiss. Mockingbird Theatre will present this powerful tale at Theatreworks between 14 and 22 Mar.
As part of Melbourne’s ongoing commitment to investing and working with the arts sector, The City Of Melbourne Art Strategy has been created in collaboration with the arts community. “The strategy is a blueprint for Council’s investment in the arts and provides a clear framework for the next three years,” said Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.
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Warehouse Cinema is a series of events aiming to bring together audiences and filmmakers for a night of great film, food and beverages in a warehouse setting. They’re kicking things off with the inaugural Warehouse Cinema Short Film Competition. Submissions open on 1 Apr and close on 10 May, with shortlisted films announced on 20 May and screened on 20 Jun, with food and drink provided by The People’s Market. The comp winner receives a production prize package worth $5,000. Visit warehousecinema.com.au to enter. Proudly presented by The Music.
THIS YEAR’S ASHES
ASHES TO ASHES
In pursuit of a fresh start, Ellen leaves Melbourne for a shiny new life in Sydney; but as usual, the grass is rarely greener. As she spirals into a depressing and lonely existence, Ellen finds comfort in binge drinking and one night stands. A bittersweet comedy about relationships and loss, This Year’s Ashes is on at Red Stitch Actors Theatre, 21 Mar – 19 Apr.
IT TAKES TWO
American pop duo MKTO are returning to our shores; this will be their third visit but the first time they’ll be touring their selftitled debut album nationally. The album reached number one in the ARIA charts and their debut single Thank You peaked at number two. They’ll perform an all ages show at the Palais Theatre on 28 Apr.
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