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GENERATING GREAT IDEAS CELLINE NARINLI LOOKS AT WAYS AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CAN IMAGINE. CREATE. INSPIRE. WITH THE MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS, THE HON. VICTOR DOMINELLO MP, AND CHAIR OF NSW YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL, EMMA BYRNE.

what their concerns are and to try and respond,” says Minister Dominello. “Young people more than any have the benefit of idealism and aspiration and opportunity and hope and in that world, a lot of great ideas can be generated.” With more than 4,350 people across NSW involved in NYW last year, participation, communication and engagement play vital roles in the work put towards a successful week. Byrne reaffirms the importance of youth participation in decision-making, suggesting that it’s enormously important and believes it is something that all levels of society can engage in. “I think if you are providing a service in some way that impacts on young people, it’s really important to be talking to them as consumers and getting their feedback and valuing that feedback and then acting on it. It’s very easy to make assumptions about what young people want or need and we can often skip the consultation part and so I think it’s really important for society to be directly talking to young people and to directly be taking that conversation on board.”

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t’s that time of the year again, when the nation shines a spotlight on young people in a weeklong celebration known as National Youth Week (NYW). This year’s theme, Imagine. Create. Inspire., aims to provide the youth of Australia with the opportunity to learn, speak out and be part of the decision-making process, whilst also bring awareness to common and overlooked issues they face. NYW is the largest celebration of young people in Australia, with thousands of young people aged 12-25 from across Australia getting involved each year. It’s a time celebrated by everyone – not only young people – a time to give a hand and lead the younger generations comfortably into the future. Drum had a chat to one of those youths, 21 year old Emma Byrne, chair of the NSW Youth Advisory Council, about the purpose of NYW. “[Youth Week] is firstly about young people having fun and feeling valued. And I think further to that it is about the community recognising the diverse and important contributions that young people make to society that often fly under the radar or go unrecognised or undervalued.”

EMMA BYRNE Byrne goes on to explain why she believes contributions from young people tend to go unrecognised: “I guess we aren’t reporters, we sort of don’t necessarily control mainstream media, we don’t necessarily have control over how we’re perceived by the mainstream community and often, poor examples can be exaggerated or interpreted as being, I guess, like a general norm of how young people behave, but I don’t think that that is necessarily true.” The Minister responsible for Youth Affairs, The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, however is not one to undervalue the contributions of the youth. In the role he holds, Minister Dominello is responsible for the Youth Advisory Council, with which he works to bring new ideas and new initiatives for young people to the attention of the cabinet as well as other matters that are of concern to the youth, whether it’s mental health, cyber-bullying and the like. “The best way society can help the youth is to engage with the youth and when I say that, I mean meaningful engagement, not just tokenism. To actively listen and to find out

As with every year, NYW sees local, state and federal governments working together for and with young people. This year all 152 councils across NSW will be participating, with events ranging from music festivals to skateboard competitions to art shows and workshops. One of the major events occuring during this week is the YouthRock Competition finals. The competition has been seen as a platform that has launched certain acts into the spotlight, contributing to their success as a band, with past winners including Silverchair and Alex Lloyd. Minister Dominello shares this excitement: “You know, Silverchair is one of my favourite bands and Alex Lloyd is fantastic.” While it is primarily all about fun and games, the week is also first and foremost about raising awareness on issues that are currently affecting young Australians. Mental illness pops up time and time again as one of the prominent issues that we as a society need to work towards improving. “I don’t want to isolate one issue over another, because they are numerically important and I don’t think it could do justice to it that way,” says Minister Dominello on the matter. “The Youth Advisory Council have indicated that these are some of the key areas. I think mental health is something that we should pay particular focus on, always; you know it cuts across all aspects of our society, but in the formative years, in the young years, when what you do in your young life so

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YOUR GUIDE TO YOUTH WEEK 2012

It’s easy to feel like you’re getting the short straw when you’re younger. It can be difficult to have your voice heard, to ensure your opinions matter and to get the same opportunities as those older than you. But Youth Week is ground zero for solutions, discussions and a whole lot of fun. As always, this year’s Youth Week presents a huge amount of activities – skateboarding comps and demos, festivals, art shows, band comps and skills and training courses, all of which have been selected to provide the best possible week for young Australians. Here at Drum, we are taking this year’s slogan Imagine. Create. Inspire. quite literally and have compiled this supplement to help you get everything you can from the events and really create something out of Youth Week. Inside you’ll find the Minister responsible for Youth Affairs, The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, and chair of the NSW Youth Advisory Council, Emma Byrnes, talking about the aim of the event. There’s also a lowdown on Youth Week’s flagship band comp, YouthRock, where we talk to Nick Read, frontman of last year’s winners Pennyblack. On top of that we’ve got Q&As with a selection of awesome bands who are playing at various events throughout Youth Week. So if you take nothing else from this year’s slogan, at least make sure that you enjoy your time to shine and imagine, create and inspire your way through the one week of the year that is run for and by young people!

often dictates where you end up. mental health is something we should all really focus on.” This year, NYW has been sponsored by three major organisations that have with them important and relevant messages to send across to the youth. NSW Centre for Road Safety and Transport will focus on safe roads, Work Cover NSW will focus on safe work places and NSW Health will be providing information about safe sex. In the words of Byrne, Youth Week is thus “being utilised as a vehicle for these messages to reach young people and the wider community”. Ultimately, there’s one thing that is desired by the youth of Australia along with everyone else. Byrne explains it perfectly: “I don’t think that young people or, like, teenagers’ ambitions are necessarily completely different to that of ‘adults’… I think happiness is just the objective of everyone in general and it is sort of about finding things that make you feel happy and fulfilled and I don’t think that that necessarily changes with age.” National Youth Week 2012 will run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 April 2012, with events running all over the country. THE DRUM MEDIA • 53


BEST FEELING EVER FRONTMAN, NICK READ, OF YOUTHROCK 2011 COMPETITION WINNERS PENNYBLACK, SPEAKS TO CELLINE NARINLI ABOUT THEIR WIN, MEDITATION AND HOW TO GET THROUGH IT ALL.

Although YouthRock is primarily about music and fun, Read acknowledges certain issues that underpin Youth Week and discusses ways in which teens can deal with the pressures with which they are faced. “The generations these days, we’re just too distant, between father and son, mother and daughter. We haven’t got that connection like we really should… I think the whole purpose of [Youth Week] is to open up communication with other people…”

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outhRock has been a key event of Youth Week in NSW since 2000. From its initial years, it has evolved into a state-wide talent search, with past winners including the likes of Silverchair and Alex Lloyd. Taking out the 2011 edition of YouthRock was Terrigal High’s Pennyblack. Nick Read relives the announcement. “We played our hearts out and waited for the results, which was really nerve-wrecking… and then they were about to announce first place and we were all just sort of standing there going, ‘Oh, nah it’s not us…’ because we came off stage feeling pretty good, but I had buggered up a few licks and was pretty nervous… and yeah, when they announced first place, they go ‘Pennyblack’, I just couldn’t believe it. I was ecstatic and we were all smiling and it was the best feeling ever.” According to Read, the band received over $1,000 worth of Zoom equipment, a HD high-quality condenser mic flash video camera, a 16-track soundboard mixer (which the band has now been using to record songs), photoshoots and media coverage of their win.

THE BRIDE

THE RUBENS

Style of Music: Punk/hardcore.

“Personally myself, I’m on my way to Buddhism… I think it’s important that we alert kids more about the mind, body, spirit sort of thing and I think we need to have a bit more information given out to kids that they can undertake meditation. Because I think just as much as you need to sleep and rest your body, you need the same thing for your mind. I think it’s very important to understand that depression is caused from within and it’s not because of the circumstances that are around you.”

Style of Music: Soul/pop/rock.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Shorefest.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Dee Why Beach.

What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? It sends a positive message to believe in yourself and your potential to do what makes you happy, not holding back and giving other people the courage to follow!

What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you?

What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? The Den Underground was a crappy little venue in Castle Hill, but had a show with local bands The Valley and Fallshort that was absolutely massive!

And some words of wisdom for this year’s YouthRock finalists: “Just try your hardest and in the end it doesn’t matter who comes first or last. If you’ve made it to the finals just remember that there were 130 other bands who tried out for this competition. You can only deliver your best and in the end, if you don’t walk away with thousands of dollars worth of prizes, then you walk away with the experience. And that to me is quite priceless.”

What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? Jurassic 5 at a festival was a pretty good memory. What was the first song you ever learned to play? It had to be Time Of Your Life or something. Not proud of it.

What was the first song you ever learned to play? Freak by Silverchair A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... An event or gig that anyone can attend, obviously! To us, it’s about getting people of all different age groups together, putting differences aside and enjoying themselves.

A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... Angry Adolescences. What was your first high school band’s name? Didn’t have one unfortunately.

What was your first high school band’s name? We were called Syndicate, which is absolutely horrible but then again, The Bride isn’t a great name either!

YouthRock 2012 Semi Finals will take place on Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 April. YouthRock 2012 Grand Final will take place on Sunday 22 April at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

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THE UNREQUITED

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7.00pm Normanhurst Boys High 7.20pm

Quakers Hill High 7.20pm

Georges River Secondary College 7.40pm

SHANGHAI TAXIS

Newtown School of the Performing Arts 8.00pm

ANGELS OF THE TATOOED GENERATION Sylvania High 8.20pm

THE METRICS Winmalee High 8.40pm

NORTH OF THE BENDS Barrenjoey High 9.00pm

BLUEBERRY CIRCUIT

Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts 9.20pm

THE CHINOOKS Hawkesbury High 9.40pm

BLEECH

Hurlstone Agricultural High 10.00pm

VALLEY OF THE KINGS Erina High

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Probably something along the lines of, don’t be afraid to try and do something different. You don’t have to have a normal 9-5 job that you don’t enjoy if you don’t want to! Do something you really enjoy.

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Erina High 7.40pm

POLITICALLY INCORRECT Hawkesbury High 8.00pm

THE HENS ESCAPED Airds High 8.20pm

TRUTH OR TRAGEDY

Lucas Heights Community School 8.40pm

BROKE

Hurlstone Agricultural High 9.00pm

THE EPISETS Warners Bay High 9.20pm

FOX AND HOUND

The Jannali High 9.40pm

UNCOVER THE MASK

Gymea Technology High 10.00pm

SAYD

Coffs Harbour Senior College

You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? Alice In Wonderland.

FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 7.00pm

THE THOMPSONS

SATURDAY 21ST APRIL 5.00pm

Epping Boys High 7.20pm

DAYS DIMINISHED

TWO HANDS FOR BEGINNERS Hunter River High 5.20pm

SEVENEVES

Warners Bay High 7.40pm

Duval High 5.40pm

Terrigal High 8.00pm

Richmond River High 6.00pm

Warners Bay High 8.20pm

Duval High 6.20pm

CINNAMON MILK

THE GENTLE GENERATION

SEPTEMBER CHASE

SALUTE TO SUNDOWN

EXPOSURE

BELIEVE THE HYPE

Hawkesbury High 8.40pm

LAST YEARS HEROES Lithgow High 9.00pm

DEFIANT SOUND Winmalee High 9.20pm

Taree High 6.40pm

EARTH 2 MARS Duval High 7.00pm

DARKTOWN STRUTTERS

VEGAN ZOMBIE

Coffs Harbour Senior College 7.20pm

ELEVENTH HOUR

Duval High 7.40pm

John Paul College, Coffs Harbour 9.40pm

Blaxland High 10.00pm

ARTIFICIAL INFLUENCE

Trinity Catholic College, Lismore 10.20pm

THE SCHOLARSe Rose Bay Secondary Colleg

FRESH NELSON KAVIT

Taree High 8.00pm

ANOTHER AVENUE

St Dominics College, Kingswood 8.20pm

CONTOUR Armidale High


PROGRAMMES - ACCOMMODATION YOUTH & FAMILY COUNSELLING

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BLUEBERRY CIRCUIT Style of Music: Alternative/Pop/Funk/Reggae.

EMPIRE RISING

CROSSING RED LINES

DAWN OF THE AGES

Style of Music: Indie rock with a touch of reggae, punk and Aussie hip hop.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Scorcher Fest. What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire’ reminds me of the songwriting process, the importance and responsibility of being a musician in the public eye and being an influence on current and future generations no matter how big or small a level of success is reached. What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? The grand final of the Mercury Bluescope Band Competition 2011. What was the first song you ever learned to play? Banana Pancakes. A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... A.A stands for ‘Angry Andrew’, which is the nickname we sometimes refer to our drummer Andrew.

Style of Music: Rock/metal. Basically, if Flyleaf and Alter Bridge had babies, we’re them!

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Scorcher Fest. What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? On a certain level this is our own creative process; we imagine a riff, we create a song and hopefully when we play it to our audiences it inspires them. What is the most memorable gig you attended? There have been sooo many memorable gigs we have been fortunate enough to attend, but Chili Peppers has to be right up there. What was the first song you ever learned to play? That’s a hard one to remember, but was probably something like Blackbird by The Beatles. A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... Something that can be enjoyed and is accessible to a broad range of punters regardless of age. What was your first high school band’s name? Crossing Red Lines

What was your first high school band’s name? Blueberry Circuit You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? Grease.

Guitars, skateboards or football? Up to about age 14 it was probably skateboards, which scared the shit out of little old ladies and whose sound made certain girls jump. But from then on, it has definitely been skating with our guitars.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Bring It On! Festival. What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? The cycle of creativity. What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? If we could choose a couple then Kiss And Pyrotechnics, Alter Bridge, POD, Disturbed, Blink 182 and Coca Cola Live. What was the first song you ever learned to play? Arms Wide Open, Ode To Joy, Everclear and Fur Elise. A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... Angry Ants, Alligator Alliance, Anal Arsonists, Atomic Absorption‌ What was your first high school band’s name? Blindfold Society and Far Away. You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? Shark School of Rock Tales.

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Style of Music: Hip hop with a hint of polka for good measure. Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? The Hard Road 2012, uber pumped! What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? This slogan rings pretty loud with most musicians and creative people, I think. The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this slogan is “you are only limited by yourself�. What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? Wow, that’s a hard one, there was so many great local acts and all age shows in the ‘90s. Seeing Frenzal Rhomb turn a whole crowd against a few meat-heads who were causing trouble at the event! Classic! What was the first song you ever learned to play? Come As You Are by Nirvana. A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... The other AA? HAHA, all ages!! Everyone is welcome!! You’re never too young or old to get down and funky! What was your first high school band’s name? Gee... Um Xtremist, I’m sure there was one before that??? You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? Rocky Horror, trannies and hunchbacks, enough said!!


We’re looking for healthy teenagers who would like to help fight mental illness.

302, The Bipolar Disorders Unit at the School of Psychiatry, UNSW and The Black Dog Institute wants to know what makes someone more or less likely to develop bipolar disorder. Who is needed?: Kids aged 12-18 without a personal or family history of severe mental illness. Participation includes: • Personal interview • Completion of questionnaires • Donation of blood sample • Brain scan If you participate, we’ll give you movie vouchers to reimburse you for your time. Your parents will also get reimbursed for their time.

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ESCAPIST Style of Music: Progressive rock/metal. Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Shorefest. What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? I guess I interpret it as setting goals no matter how crazy they may seem, create and seize opportunities, to chase those lofty dreams and hopefully inspire as many people as possible to do the same thing in their own lives along the way. What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? Faith No More on their Angel Dust Tour at the ANU way back when… (man I feel old). The place was so packed it was wild. I’ve never seen anything like it since. What was the first song you ever learned to play? Pantera – Cowboys From Hell (throws up horns). A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... Attack Attack? Angry Anderson? Adequate Answers? Awful Answer! What was your first high school band’s name? Solarcat – We were trying our hardest to sound like Monster Magnet, pretty hilarious in retrospect. You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? I’ve got three words for you. Michael, Jackson, Tribute!

FAYDEE Style of Music: Pop/dance. Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? ‘Centre Stage’ under-18s at Sydney Opera House. What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? It means that nothing is impossible and you can create and achieve whatever you imagine and strive for if you put your mind to it and work hard. What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex LoveSounds Tour was a show I’ll never forget. What was the first song you ever learned to play? I don’t really play an instrument, but the first song I learned when playing piano was Clocks by Coldplay, one of my favourite songs of all time! A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... All Access. What was your first high school band’s name? Jukebox. You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? It won’t be cheesy like the movie, High School Musical.

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Style of Music: Pop/rock.

Style of Music: Grunge pop/love punk/piano-distortion rock.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Bondi Blitz.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Scorcher Fest.

What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? Doing what you enjoy most in life, and doing your best to share this with others.

What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? Something erupting out of nothing, an imagined thing bursting into reality, some creation derived from and ultimately producing inspiration, much like the cycle of life.

What is the most memorable gig you attended as ayoung’n? Back when I was 14/15 years old, I used to attend lots of local gigs. Didn’t matter who was playing as long as it was local. Saw bands like Parkway Drive, Closure In Moscow, The Getaway Plan and many more.

What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? I didn’t go to gigs when I was younger; practiced drumming on a computer chair. Mostly to Limp Bizkit’s Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavoured Water. I guess I was a sad child.

What was the first song you ever learned to play? I started with the classic Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple.

What was the first song you ever learned to play? Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.

A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... What girls murmur when they walk past me ‘Amazing Arse’. Or maybe it’s short for ‘Army Ants’ like off The Big Bang Theory.

A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... I want to be predictable and say ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’, so after consulting the Dumb Question, Dumb Answer guide, we’ve come up with ‘Abderian Agelast’.

What was your first high school band’s name? We had so many name changes – MyRenascent, One Man Army, Scythe. I think the first one was The Unredeemed. Wow. We sucked at everything, couldn’t even get the band name right.

What was your first high school band’s name? Naked Fifth. You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? Repo: The Genetic Opera, as it’s Paris Hilton’s crowning glory as an actress.

You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? I love the musical Hair, but it’s mildly inappropriate.

STUDY INVESTIGATING MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE -

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED Are you between 12 & 30 years of age and interested in participating in a study investigating cognitive and psychosocial functioning in young people?

Warringah and Manly Councils proudly present

youthfest 2012

Featuring

The University of Sydney is currently conducting a study which will involve meeting with one of our research psychologists for an interview and a neuropsychological assessment. For this assessment you will be asked to complete pen and paper and computergenerated tests. You will also be required to have an MRI brain scan which will measure aspects of your brain structure and function.

FREE

The Vasco Era The Rubens Sures ~ Georgia Fair plus local acts

Sunday 2 29 April Dee Why Beach 12 noon - 7pm

Street Art and Cultural Demos “Before I die...” Walll

all ages - security - no alcohol or glass - smoke free

The study will take about 4 hours and you will receive reimbursement for your time.

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NINE SONS OF DAN Style of Music: Pop/rock. Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Bondi Blitz . What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? It’s what we live by. We are all dreamers that just want to express ourselves and our art. Sometimes we get the chance to inspire the youth and nothing feels better than that. What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? When I was seven years old off I went to Las Vegas with my family for my birthday. We went to watch Little Richard play live. What was the first song you ever learned to play? Wild Thing from the band The Wild Ones (Troggs). Three chords, so it was a nice and easy song to learn, and I performed it for my school!

SOUND OF SEASONS

STEVE PLAY

Style of Music: Rock.

Style of Music: Everything house.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Bondi Blitz. What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? It’s what we do as a species. Everything we ever do stems from these three basic concepts – very simple and motivational. What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? Parkway Drive at Engadine Community Hall on a 45 degree Summer’s day – breakdowns, blood and an oven-like venue, what a combo! What was the first song you ever learned to play? The Proclaimers – 500 Miles.

A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... Always AWESOME!

A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... Alcoholics Anonymous.

What was your first high school band’s name? Inadakwit. Spelt wrong because we were that cool haha.

What was your first high school band’s name? Cloud 9.

You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? I’ve always wanted to do a musical that only uses Foo Fighters songs in it. One day, I will actually do this.

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You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? A musical recreation of the recent film, Drive. Why? Because the soundtrack is awesome! I’d also play the role of the main character because I’m as smooth as Ryan Gosling.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? ‘Centre Stage’ under-18s dance party. What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? This year’s slogan is actually very important to me personally because it’s something that I have always believed in. It’s about an endless circle in life: when you ‘imagine’ what you want to be, you ‘create’ the necessary environment to succeed, then you ‘inspire’ the next generation.

STORIES Style of Music: Metal/prog. Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Shorefest. What does this year’s slogan ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ mean to you? I think the slogan promotes creativity and bringing fresh ideas to your music scene.

What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? Saw The Wiggles a few months back with my nephew – sure was memorable.

What is the most memorable gig you attended as a young’n? Thy Art Is Murder and Her Nightmare at Yoyo’s Youth Centre in 2007.

What was the first song you ever learned to play? Does scratching/sampling count? LOL.

What was the first song you ever learned to play? Dammit by Blink 182.

A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... Alcoholics Anonymous?

A.A. (all ages) actually stands for... Always awesome.

What was your first high school band’s name? I wasn’t cool enough to be in bands.

What was your first high school band’s name? Mayfair.

You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? Bye-bye musical – hello outdoor festival!

You are in charge of a high school musical. What will it be? Star Wars – A New Hope.

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Sunday 15 April

Starts Midday

the VALVE 900 Princess Highway, Tempe (just down the road from King St Newtown)

Featuring on multiple stages the great independent sounds of:

Crossing Red Lines (SYDNEY)

Love Hate Rebellion (Brisbane)

Blueberry Circuit Pocket of Stones A Blank Canvas A Cold November Convicts Crowbird Rock (Brisbane) Defiant Sound Emma Roberts Empra Rock (Melbourne) Ninth Pillar Groovinator Nonne MC Halfwait Oscar and the HoshYO Hip Hop Rap Grouches (Newcastle) Portland Ice on Mercury Rock Roymackonkey Rock (Adelaide) (Darwin) Itchy Lighthouse Samurai Disco Metal Julius Lutero (Brisbane) (Perth) Schimmelbusch Just Matters Stone Monks (Melbourne) Storm in the Orphan KAATO age Karl Marks Sydney Girls Choir Lab 64 The Riff Emily Grove Twisted Affection (Perth) (Perth) Lunarsteps Verbal Mechanics Motionmotive

Great value at $20 Tickets, program and band profiles online at Scorcher Festival website

www.scorcherfest.com.au or buy tickets at the door on the day

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