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The CW Stoneking live experience always transports audiences to a bygone era, so imagine what it would be like taking in his banjo prowess and 1930s hillbilly steez from a pew! Heavenly Sounds have made this a reality and you can worship at Stoneking’s temple on Friday at St Michael’s Uniting Church.
Opening at Dancehouse this week is James Batchelor’s new performance installation Island. Audience members are encouraged to walk amongst the futuristic environment lit by moving figures all in white and the illuminated floor, highlighting the geometric design and Batchelor’s purposeful choreography. We have three double passes up for grabs to see the show on Saturday at Dancehouse. Head to themusic.com.au/win-prizes.
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Join conductor Nicolette Fraillon for a free pre-performance talk on the music of Chroma – the latest work from the Royal Ballet’s choreographer Wayne McGregor. Fraillon will discuss the ways in which Joby Talbot has interpreted the music of The White Stripes. Head to the Arts Centre Melbourne at 6pm on Thursday. MELBOURNE
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national news email@example.com COURTNEY LOVE
RED BULL FLYING BACH
No matter what you think of her antics away from the stage, you can’t deny that Courtney Love knows how to own it once she slings a guitar over her shoulder and leans into the mic. From stints with Faith No More and Babes In Toyland to her defining rock’n’roll venture Hole, Love continues to antagonise, elate and surprise, like all good icons should. Hear the Californian work through her solo output and pick at the classics when she brings the You Know My Name tour to Metro City, Perth, 13 Aug; Festival Hall, Melbourne, 16 Aug; Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, 20 Aug; Newcastle Panthers, 22 Aug; UC Refectory, Canberra, 23 Aug; and Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 24 Aug.
“PRINCE WAS AT THE FRENCH OPEN RECRUITING FIGHTERS FOR A MARTIALARTS TOURNAMENT ON HIS ISLAND.” AND MICHAEL BROWN [@MCB3000] IS PRETTY SURE THE WINNER GETS HIS SCEPTRE. SPIDERBAIT
THY ART IS MURDER
BEEN TOO LONG
Can you comprehend that it’s been a decade since Spiderbait embarked on a national tour? Even off the map, they’ve still felt like a part of our lives thanks to their huge swag of killer rock nuggets, but it’s exciting to know they’re going to get well-familiar once more, touring off the back of their self-titled release of last year and their Splendour In The Grass return. Hear Janet, Whitt and Kram 8 Aug, Metro Theatre, Sydney; 9 Aug, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; 15 Aug, Astor Theatre, Perth; and 29 Aug, Corner Hotel, Melbourne.
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THE MIGHTY DON’T FALL
After they’ve finished crisscrossing the planet and destroying stages on a global scale, Australia’s most frightening heavy music mongers Thy Art Is Murder will stomp on the remains of 2014 with a huge summer tour. A tour de force in the world of extreme music, you’re unlikely to find a heavier local tour this year, so celebrate the success of the Sydneysiders and see if they can agitate a few more promoters once more when they perform 13 Dec, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne; 14 Dec, Community Centre, Melbourne (all ages); 17 Dec, Capitol, Perth; 18 Dec, HQ, Perth (all ages); 19 Dec, Manning Bar, Sydney; and 20 Dec (18+) and 21 Dec (under-18), Crowbar, Brisbane. Tickets are on sale this Thursday, with the tour proudly presented by The Music.
Following a two-city sell out last year, the preconception defying Red Bull Flying Bach is returning Down Under for a full national tour. Pitting classical music and interpretive urban dance moves against each other, the 18th century masterpieces of Bach are given street cred thanks to world champion breakdance crew Flying Steps. Let chief choreographer Vartan Bassil inspire you at State Theatre, Sydney, 9 – 12 Sep; Crown Theatre, Perth, 17 – 20 Sep; QPAC, Brisbane, 24 – 26 Sep; and Arts Centre, Melbourne, 1 – 4 Oct.
DREAMS COME TRUE
After the crazy success of Alison Wonderland’s recent Warehouse Project tour, she will be taking her slick skills and stomping beats to some locations off the beaten track. In amongst OS jaunts to New Zealand, Taiwan and Indonesia, Wonderland will bring her Rural Juror Touror (just try and pronounce that after a few beers!) to some smaller settings, playing 20 Jun, Academy, Canberra; 26 Jun, UniBar, Wollongong; 28 Jun, Argyle House, Newcastle; 3 Jul, Southern Cross Uni, Lismore; 4 Jul, Fitzgeralds Irish Bar, Bunbury; 5 Jul, Toucan, Mandurah; and 16 Aug, Karova, Ballarat. This tour also ties in with Wonderland’s brand new EP, Calm Down, which will be available 27 Jun.
ARE YOU HEARING THIS?
After a successful introduction last spring, Australia’s leading boutique dance festival Listen Out will be back in 2014. With a starring cast last year that included Disclosure, Azealia Banks, Rüfüs and AlunaGeorge, the event is damn well on the pulse, and you can be certain they’ll be looking to top the efforts of 2013 in more ways than one. Dance like you mean it 27 Sep, Centennial Park, Sydney; 28 Sep, Ozone Reserve, Perth; 4 Oct, Observatory Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne; and 5 Oct, Brisbane Showgrounds. Stay tuned for first artist announcements and ticket info soon.
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REDESIGN YOUR MIND
After stealing a bunch of hearts with her debut EP Rosie, Thelma Plum has put down her acoustic guitar and taken a step in a new musical direction with her latest single, How Much Does Your Love Cost?, from her forthcoming EP, Monster. See the talented teen when she performs at Northcote Social Club, 5 Jul, with a full band.
And put down your weapons, it’s time to Surrender to the new single from singer-songwriter Dewayne Everettsmith. The rising star on the Australian scene, thanks in part to Tourism Australia’s catchy TV commercial featuring It’s Like Love, will be at Bennetts Lane, 31 Jul,
BELIEVE THE SPEN
Influential house producer DJ Spen will visit Australia later this month for two club shows. Spen is considered a pioneer of the gospel house sound and it’s his work with Teddy Douglas and Jay Stienhour as part of The Basement Boys that saw his career enter new heights in the early 90s, before the group created their own record label. The Baltimore spinner will perform mixes from his long and illustrious catalogue at Ms Collins, 27 Jun.
OUT OF STEP
Sydney garage-pop three-piece Step-Panther are mighty proud of new single Nowhere and to launch the song they head to The Workers Club, 28 Jun, with help from Warmth Crashes In and ESC. It’s the first sample of their second album Strange But Nice which we’ll be able to get our hands on come August.
Greedy for more shows, that is. Bob Dylan has added a third date to his Melbourne run, 20 Aug, Palais Theatre. Passenger has added a second show to his Melbourne run, hitting Palais Theatre on 18 Jan. Something For Kate have announced an extra show at Forum Theatre on 20 Jul. The Supersuckers have added a second show in Melbourne at Ding Dong Lounge on 22 Jun.
Missed out on Splendour In The Grass tickets? Well, here’s some good news: 2500 more tickets will be released to the public on 12 Jun. And then once those are gone, after 16 Jun, keep an eye on the Re-sale facility in case someone changes their mind or decides they can’t go. The festival runs from to 25 – 27 Jul at North Byron Parklands.
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Melbourne International Animation Festival 2014 hits the screens and podiums at ACMI from 19 – 29 Jun showcasing the latest in retrospective and historical animation from around the world, including the likes of film festival favourite Bless You by Australian animator, Philip Watts. For more details on the massive program which also includes conferences, presentations, workshops and master classes, head to miaf.net.
THE DRAGON WAGON
Little Dragon returns to Australian shores on the back of the highly-acclaimed fourth LP, Nabuma Rubberband. After recent eyecatching performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Later With Jools Holland, plus a set at Coachella, Little Dragon will be bringing their mélange of R&B, electro, pop and dance to Corner Hotel, 20 Aug.
NIGHTMARE ON NICHOLSON ST
Robert Englund aka Freddy Krueger is heading down under to stalk the crowds at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne along with a wide range of celebrity guests. The mammoth pop-culture event will celebrate TV shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, anime and gaming through a range of fun activities and events on 5 & 6 Jul at the Royal Exhibition Building. Tickets available now through showclix.com
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FLOCK TO IT
St Michael’s Grammar School and Red Stitch Writers present The Flock And The Nest: a part-scripted, part-improvised production bringing together 12 students and four professional adult actors in a moving drama about the resilience and fragility of people in the face of loss and change. Showing at St Michael’s Grammar School Studio on 10 Jul at 7.30pm, with tickets available at the door.
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