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We have ten double passes up for grabs to see Under The Skin at a preview screening on 27 May at 6.30pm at Cinema Nova. This is a film adaptation of Michael Faber’s sci-fi novel, directed by Jonathan Glazer. Scarlett Johansson stars as an alien seductress who scours the countryside of Scotland in search of human prey. Come on, who wouldn’t want to see a ScarJo alien literally devouring men?
Usually when you head into Mario’s on Lygon Street it’s because you’re led by your stomach and require a good feed. From 21 May however, The Unseen Beatles exhibition – a rare collection of photographs of The Beatles taken by British photographer Robert Whitaker – will be lining the restaurant’s walls.
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Animation and animated art is a constantly evolving artform. You can score some behind the scenes insights into the DreamWorks creative process most Thursdays throughout the DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition run at ACMI from 17 Apr – 23 Oct at 6pm. Plus, these Animated Conversations are absolutely free! MELBOURNE
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BURN OUT BRIGHTER
If you’re an Anberlin fan, then don’t let the band call it a day without saying goodbye. The melodic alt-rockers recently announced they were putting a full stop on their 12-year story, but not without a world tour, stopping in their favourite destination (see: Australia). So open your hearts and minds to the Floridian fivepiece one last time when Anberlin perform 3 Sep, Metropolis, Fremantle; 6 Sep, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; 7 Sep, UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney (all ages); and 9 Sep, Forum Theatre, Melbourne. Making these shows even more memorable for punters will be The Getaway Plan, who will support on all dates.
WILD AND FREE
Melbourne-via-New Zealand four-piece Bonjah are launching their latest record Beautiful Wild with shows right around the country later this year. Experience their explosive grooves live 4 Jul, Cherry Bar, Melbourne; 5 Jul, Yah Yah’s, Melbourne; 14 Aug, The Northshore Tavern, Hillarys; 15 Aug, Indi Bar, Scarborough; 16 Aug, Amplifier Bar, Perth; 17 Aug, Dunsborough Tavern; 19 Sep, Newtown Social Club, Sydney; 20 Sep, Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle; 4 Oct, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne; 10 Oct, The Zoo, Brisbane; 11 Oct, Racecourse Hotel, Ipswich; and 12 Oct, Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, Gold Coast. Tickets on sale now, proudly presented by The Music.
THE BOYS LIGHT UP
Oz rock fans right around the nation are going to be raising their tins to the news that James Reyne is going to be revisiting the entire songbook of Australian Crawl live on stage with a full band of gun players. Don’t sit on this guys – Reyne assures us that this is the closest thing to a reunion you’re going to get – so make sure you pick up some tickets and experience all Crawl, all night long! Tour happens 1 & 2 Aug, The Palms, Melbourne; 9 Aug, The Tivoli, Brisbane; 15 Aug, Enmore Theatre, Sydney (with special guests Dragon!); and 23 Aug, Astor Theatre, Perth.
New Zealand chanteuse Tiny Ruins will be crossing the Tasman with a three-piece band to run through her luscious new album Brightly Painted One, with the reliably fantastic Shining Bird getting amongst the fun to spread the word about their brand new 7”. Catch the two acts 1 Jul, Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane; 2 Jul, Newtown Social Club, Sydney; 3 Jul, Anitas Theatre, Wollongong; 4 Jul, Goodgod Small Club, Sydney; 5 Jul, Mojo’s Bar, Perth; and 8 Jul, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne.
You might have seen her on The Ellen DeGeneres Show... Or The Tonight Show With Jay Leno... Or Good Morning America. If not, you’ll be able to catch Ingrid Michaelson later this year when she visits Australia for a run of capital city dates. Known for her transcending voice and choice ukulele skills, the indie darling will take the stage at Metro Theatre, Sydney, 19 Sep; Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 20 Sep; New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, 21 Sep; and Fly By Night, Perth, 24 Sep.
IT’S BACK ON!
Plenty of hard rock lovers were left lingering earlier this year when New Zealand/Brit alt. riff force I Am Giant, but clearly the guys had some epic ulterior motives as they’ve just announced the release of their second full-length Science & Survival (out 4 Jul on Sony). They’ll launch the brand new album – a record the band calls “bigger, heavier and more intense” – with shows at The Rev, Brisbane, 6 Aug; Amplifier Bar, Perth, 7 Aug; Cherry Bar, Melbourne, 8 Aug; and Spectrum, Sydney, 9 Aug.
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FLICKING THE SWITCH
Ron Pope has done everything himself, on his own terms, which makes his global success even more humbling. At 30 years of age and already ten albums into his career, the Brooklyn musician is showing no signs of slowing down, with an eleventh full-length, Calling Off The Dogs, set for a release early next month, perfectly coinciding with a return to Australian shores. Catch Pope 6 Jun, Princess Theatre, Brisbane*; 7 Jun, Factory Theatre, Sydney*; 8 Jun, Workers Club, Melbourne (afternoon: under-18s; evening: 18+); and 13 Jun, Astor Lounge, Perth* (*all ages).
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Having just completed a massive sold out tour of the USA, Taking Back Sunday and The Used are now coming to our shores to play a co-headline tour. The two pop punk heavyweights tear up the stage at 170 Russell, 25 Aug.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Timeline, a show that travels through 42,000 years of musical tradition, from the first rumblings of melody in Australian Aboriginal culture to the thrashing sounds of Radiohead and the Sex Pistols. The ACO is joined by electro-duo The Presets, and a cappella groups on 1 & 2 Jun, Hamer Hall.
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Alt-rockers Zoophyte are back to their funk-influenced roots with the release of new single The Empire. The Melbourne guys officially launch the single in the Gershwin Room at The Espy on 30 May.
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Dr Martin Taylor MBE, UK jazz and fingerstyle guitarist, along with Matthew Fagan are conducting some performances and masterclasses on the following dates: 20 May, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre (both); 23 May, Wodonga Jazz Basement (performance); 28 May, Milanos Tavern, Brighton (class); 29 May, Bennetts Lane (performance); 30 May, Meeniyan Mechanics Institute (performance).
Spewing out positive energy and infectious good times, FAIM will be taking their Perth punk flair nationwide. The quintet launch new single Means To Their Ends 28 May, The Bendigo and 29 May, Reverence Hotel.
UK dance label Defected Records are bringing Kenny Dope, one half of Masters At Work, as well as Ibiza stalwart Sam Divine, over to Australia to celebrate the imprint’s 15th anniversary at Ms Collins, 8 Jun.
RECKLESS ROMANTICS The Love Junkies are hitting the road nationally to launch their roaring new EP Flight Test, stopping by Shebeen Bar, 13 Jun. Fans of the EP won’t wanna miss the energetic, atmospheric live rendition.
It’s tour time for Melbourne indiepop two-piece Boyeur, who are headed on the road with their debut EP, Gold Street, out 30 May. They launch the EP at The Workers Club on 26 Jun.
Perth rapper Coin Banks, who first came to our attention as one part of The Stoops, has a debut EP, Heads, which he’s getting ready to launch this June. He plays Laundry Bar, 13 Jun; and The Espy, 14 Jun.
LENDING A HAND
British India have got The Pretty Littles for The Curtin, 29 May. Chet Faker brings Rat & Co with him 13 – 16 Jun, Forum Theatre. Airling supports James Vincent McMorrow at Forum Theatre, 27 May. On 15 Jun at Grace Darling Hotel, The Bennies and a local high school band will rev up the crowd before Dune Rats perform; to be that band, send three of your tracks to stuff@ ratbagrecords.com. For their Karova Lounge show on 19 Jun, Bel Air supports, and for the Corner Hotel show on 20 Jun, The Bennies, Drunk Mums and Wod will open.
THE SOHN RISES
The alternately acoustic and electronic vibes of Vienna-based artist SOHN capture the mystery and loneliness of a night owl. See the singer blend soulful melodies with killer electro beats at Ding Dong Lounge, 25 Jun.
They haven’t finished their regional tour of Australia yet, but indie-pop quintet Boy & Bear are already asking for more, booking September shows. See them, with guests Holy Holy, at Palais Theatre, 5 Sep.
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New York-based Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman is bringing with The Rap Guide To Evolution at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio on 6 & 7 Jun. The show presents a unique species of hip hop theatre which incorporates the accuracy of a scientific expert to communicate the facts of evolution and origins of hip hop culture.
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On Friday evenings at the NGV from 27 Jun to 29 Aug, view Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court: Museo del Prado after hours and enjoy talks, great food and wine, DJs and music performances from the likes of Kirin J Callinan, Owl Eyes, Teeth & Tongue, New Gods, Ben Watt and more. Visit ngv.vic.gov.au for details.
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