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News in Brief EVERYTHING MUST GO! The Grand Poobah is holding its monthly night market again on Friday June 8.  It all kicks off at 6pm with a burst of colour and bustle as the Grand Poobah is filled with stalls selling everything from second hand clothes, books, records & boutique jewellery to yummy snacks & sweeties.  It’s got all the stuff you want from your village flea market but you can also stroll up to the bar and grab a beer or a glass of red.  Stick around afterwards for the Poobah’s regular program of original, local music from 9pm. 

as a taxi driver. The rock legend received a skull fracture, 16 stitches, and swelling on the brain. The two teens were quickly apprehended by police. Unfortunately this means The Hard-Ons gig at The Brisbane has had to be postponed, but in its place, The Brisbane Hotel will be throwing a fundraiser for Blackie on June 16 featuring The Roobs, Dog Tower and Woof Woof. Admission is $8 on the door.

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BACK ROOM ANTICS New to The Fox at Irish Murphy’s Hobart, “Uncovered” on Friday nights and “Motion” on Saturdays. Uncovered is a showcase of local original artists starting from 10pm. Motion turns The Fox into a party room with local DJ’s from 10pm until late. Saturday, June 9 sees the first of Irish Murphy’s theme nights. This month’s theme is Mexican Party. Local party band, Stick Sweet, in the main room with DJ’s in the Fox. Drink specials and loads of giveaways, plus a “Best Dressed” prize.

BENEFIT FOR BLACKIE Popular Sydney based act The HardOns were primed to set out on another successful Australian tour. Unfortunately, just a few days before they were to set off, lead singer and front man “Blackie” was brutally bashed by two teens while working

DON’T BE A DREAMER Dream On, Dreamer are playing two shows in Tasmania on Friday June 15, and Saturday June 16. The Friday night gig is 18+, the Saturday afternoon (starting at 3pm) gig is all ages. Tickets are $15, and are available on the door, or there are a small number of tickets available via Oztix for $15 + bf.  Supports for both events include Whisperers and Launceston’s Save The Clocktower. With Depths and Anguish playing the All Ages event, and Mother Mexico and Redemption Denied on the bill for the 18+.

A WINTER TONIC

The one man party known as Muscles is back again. This time with a new album, titled Manhood, set for release on June 15 on Modular Recordings. To celebrate what is sure to be an album full of music songs, Muscles is playing two shows in ye olde Taswegialande. Friday June 13 at Hotel New York, which is in Launceston, not New York, it would be pointless to list New York gigs here, plus we’d need a much bigger magazine, and Saturday June 14 at the Waratah Hotel in Hobart. Nothing funny there, should be a cool gig tho!

outfit SNAPBACK. Starting at 9pm, entry is $8. You can also catch them at the Republic Bar with Truck Show on Friday June 22, entry is $5.

IT’S LAWLESS SAM COLE WINS OUT Popular Hobart based band Sam Cole and The Mornings have been keeping warm throughout the start of the Tasmanian winter by being as busy as humanly possible. Recently finding success via Triple J Unearthed, front man Sam Cole was able to spend a weekend sharing his songs with Gotye and Adalita, as well as participating in Song Summit industry workshops with the likes of Paul Kelly and Missy Higgins. Later this month, Sam Cole and the Mornings will be setting off on the Smoke & Lasers tour, playing in theatres around the state, including the Earl Arts Centre in Launceston on Wednesday June 20, and Hobart’s Peacock Theatre on Friday June 22.

The Sin & Tonics have proven to be one of the busiest acts in the state, and the past six months have definitely been no exception. After the success of their Begin the Sin album release – Sinners at Sea a jaunt on the Derwent River courtesy of the MV Cartela Ferry – the lads have been busy playing all around our state and others. June 15 will see them bring their brand of Rockabilly/Psychobilly music to the Waratah Bandroom alongside classic Rockabilly

Saturday the 23rd of June at Ivory Bar see’s the return of famed DJ Paul Master, this time bringing MC Kitch along for the ride. Paul is renowned for his mash up styles of Funk and Jazz styles of Breaks, hip hop and DnB.  With over 10 years experience working dance floors, Paul has also worked alongside some of Australia, and the world’, best Producers and DJ’s. With the ever expanding popularity of the Regrooved brand, DJ Paul Master is known for always supplying the greatest party tunes and June

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IT’S SUMMER TIME IN INDIA

Why do you write for WARP? I started writing for WARP to gain experience in the field of print media. I hope upon graduation to find work in this area. It is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. Do you love or hate writing? I love it and always have. It is a way for me to release my feelings and express opinion. I see it as vehicle through which I can make a difference. I hate writing to a deadline though.

Never Let Me Go by Florence and The Machine – sadly it is now playing on repeat. If you were so addicted to something that it destroyed your life, what would you like it to be? Travel. I picture being broke, alone and unemployed. But oh boy, the people and places I would experience would make the addiction worth it. A thousand times over.

Indian Summer DJs are another young DJing duo that has gone from strength to strength in the past few years. Making appearances at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass and Future Music, as well as supports for acts like Foals, The Drums, Yacht Club DJ’s, Muscles, Miami Horror and Yolanda Be Cool. The last couple of months have seen them getting heavy into the production side of things, remixing acts such as Gotye, Snakadaktal, Foster the People and Architecture in Helsinki. Saturday June 30 will allow Hobart to experience an Indian Summer first hand at Ivory Bar, $7 on the door.

Wild – Hard Bass Anthems is, appropriately enough, a collection of hard bass anthems. Three discs with over 60 of the best, mixed by one of the best, and that best, is Nik Fish. To celebrate the release, Nik is taking off on a national tour, including a stop at PlanB Nightclub on Saturday June 30. You can expect a whole heap of awesome gut rattling bass at this one! More information is on its way, so keep an eye on your social networks.

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Music’s the best thing in the world isn’t it? Debatable. I would have to say it comes somewhere after love and family. It does however hold a special place in my heart. First song you listened to when you woke up this morning?

and this time, he’s finally making his way to Tasmania. And what better date for the eccentric Ultramagnetic MC to play in Hobart, than on Friday the 13th? If you don’t remember the legendary New York crew, you might remember Kool Keith from his work with Prodigy Smack My Bitch Up being the most obvious and popular example. Kool Keith will be appearing at The Republic Bar & Café on Friday July 13. Ticket prices and supports TBA.

FULL OF VOICE As part of this year’s Festival of Voices, Hobart’s City Hall will be transformed into an intimate cabaret performance space, filled with dark red velvet, dirty cocktails, and resonating with rip roaring song. Running every night of the festival and with multiple shows per night, attendees will be privy to some of Australia and the world’s most talented and intriguing performers. You can watch the show at the bar for free, or reserve a tableside seat for as little as $10. The Festival of Voices runs from July 6 to 15. www.festivalofvoices.com

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If you’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing The Lawless Quartet bring the party funtimes at one of their raucous shows you’ll recognise the precocious local DJs behind this evening of spinning world music at the Grand Poobah. Pack your caravan and strap on your dancing pants because Dirty Lawless & The Boys are taking us on a world music adventure on Friday June 29. From Bollywood to The Balkans, from Hindustan to Hungary across allcontinents (except Antarctica) this musical journey is sure to make you want to run off with the Gypsies.

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23 at Ivory Bar is sure to be no exception. $8 on the door.

Kool Keith, Dr. Dooom, Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, Poppa Large Big shot of the East Coast is returning to Australia once again,

Sydney six-piece Buried In Verona released their third album Notorious, on June 1 via UNFD. To follow the release of the album, Buried In Verona will be embarking on a mammoth 25-stop national tour. Finishing up the tour will be two stops in Tasmania; in Launceston at the Royal Oak Hotel on Saturday July 21, followed by an all ages gig in Hobart at the Brisbane Hotel on Sunday July 22.

COLLISION TIME After recently completing their national Sword to a Gunfight tour, Children Collide have already announced the national Monument tour. Their 19-stop journey will see them land in Hobart at The Republic Bar on Wednesday August 16. The new show is expected to feature a heap of songs from their recent Monument album. Vocalist, guitarist and front-man Johnny Mackay will be returning from New York where he has recently relocated to work on new material. Supports TBA, tickets available from the usual outlets.

LAUGHS ALL ROUND 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the popular Hobart Comedy Festival, and the 2012 lineup should be announced any day now. Running from July to September, 2012’s Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, which is no mean feat considering the list of past acts includes names like Adam Hills, Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Carl Barron, Judith Lucy, Lano and Woodley, The Umbilical Brothers, The Scared Weird Little guys, Greg Fleet, Jeff Green, etc . etc. etc. etc. etc. www.hobartcomfest.com

A WINTER TONIC The Sin & Tonics have proven to be one of the busiest acts in the state, and the past six months have definitely been no exception. After the success of their Begin the Sin album release – Sinners at Sea a jaunt on the Derwent River courtesy of the MV Cartela Ferry – the lads have been busy playing all around our state and others. June 15 will see them bring their brand of Rockabilly/Psychobilly music to the Waratah Bandroom alongside classic Rockabilly outfit SNAPBACK. Starting at 9pm, entry is $8. You can also catch them at the Republic Bar with Truck Show on Friday June 22, entry is $5.

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Sam La More and Groove Terminator are Tonite Only. Individually, both are known around the world for their DJ and production work, but together they are embarking into brave new AV worlds. Tasmania will get a chance to visit their brave new AV world when they visit Plan B on Friday July 6, joined by local legends Corney and JimK. More details will be announced soon, so keep an eye on your social networks, but all you really need to know, is that this night will rock!

SWAMP BOOGIE Saunter up to Sammy’s One-Shot Bart in the Grand Poobah Swamp Art Compostery, where it’s free entry and there’s $5 schooners and shots, eclectic tunes to shake a tail feather to from Chuck Berry to Snoop Dogg courtesy of Hobart’s finest pop DJs. It’s on every Wednesday night from 10pm at the Poobah.

NO U TURN The young and ambitious Junction Arts Festival will be announcing this year’s full program on Friday June 8 via their newly refurbished website and social media pages. The contemporary arts festival is set to warm up the north this winter with over 50 free events across five days and nights of contemporary art, music and performance around Launceston’s CBD. The program features locals as well as an eclectic mix of leading artists from around Australia as well as the UK and Canada. The Junc Room features some of Tasmania and Australia’s hottest musicians of the moment and is certain to liven up Launceston’s nightlife. Junction Arts Festival runs August 22 -26. www.junctionartsfestival.com.au

Keeping the Edge Edge Radio recently launched their Winter Schedule. Most of the top shows are returning, as well as a bunch of awesome noobs. “Inspiration Information” on Tuesday at lunch time will showcase inspirational people and music. “Prototype” on Tuesday afternoons will help you get your nerdy tech gadget fix, “Wizards of Oz” will be playing the latest and greatest indie acts from around Australia, “Sport vs Everything” sounds pretty self explanatory, so does “Chat with an Engineer” and “Edgy Eating”. For more information, check out www. edgeradio.org.au


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BEFORE YOU GOATWHORE TEN DISGRACEFUL, OFFENSIVE, NAUGHTY METAL BANDS YOU NEED TO HEAR BEFORE YOU GO WATCH AMERICAN BLACK METAL BAND GOATWHORE

1. ANAL BLASPHEMY

5. ELECTRIC WIZARD

Finnish Black Metal joyfully combining Satanism with more Satanism to come up with something really Satanic: Porn. Filth, buggery and lots of black and white nudes; the band’s sole member Molestor Kadotus knows a niche when he sees one. Music so ugly and rude you can smell it, and I must admit that the tinny recordings I’ve heard fulfil the mission statement of primitive blasphemous lust by a man alone in room. If you follow that. And I reckon you do.

The Wizard are the best band on the planet. No arguments. There is no one heavier, no one more in touch with everything that’s ever been wonderful about heavy metal, and no band who walks the tight rope of being really silly and totally serious at once better (except possibly Portal). Hailing from Dorset in the UK (of course) Electric Wizard have played traditional metal and sung about Satanism, bongs, Conan The Barbarian, H P Lovecraft, classic horror, more bongs, bikers and more bongs in a totally committed way, writing the best riffs you will ever hear, laying waste to all before them and making all heads in a 100-km radius nod in unison even as the eyes roll back in the head. You go to laugh and then you offer up your first born child. The most recent single was called “legalise drugs and murder”; apparently they cover Pink Floyd’s Interstellar Overdrive live.

2. CADAVER Totally BROOTAL band, from the era before metal was taken over by graphic designers (you know, when all the hard, scary people got into gangster rap and ecstasy instead of pot and Black Sabbath), Cadaver make the list for having the rotten-est album cover I’ve ever seen: a dead fish eye surrounded writhing with maggots. Ew. Classic death riffs and tight as a mosquito’s chuff, Cadaver broke up fast, never quite got recognition they deserved but reformed as Cadaver Inc. and are still around today. 3. CARCASS The one and only medically precise grind overlords, Carcass were true pioneers of anatomically correct disgust, releasing the glorious Reek Of Putrefaction to great acclaim despite the band really hating the album’s production. Much of the initial interest had to do with the charming cover art apparently collaged from actual autopsy photos, but the lyric sheet enclosed deciphers a lyrical wonderland from indecipherable grunting. Try the first verse of Pyosisfied (rotten to the gore): The lingering scirrhus begins to harden / as the insides fall prey to putrefaction / rotting tissue turn to mush and pulp / as your mind is torn by encephalitis. Novelty aside, Carcass are a high tide mark of grind, and deserve your attention for the ripping guitar work by Bill Steer. 4. IMPALED NAZARENE Finland again; they seem to love their rude blasphemous music in the colder climes. Staunch Black Metallers, they ditched the traditional corpse paint when it became too trendy. At it for 20 years, core members have solved the problem of what metal heads do when they go bald – shave that head, then keep on banging. This mob dislike communism, favouring goats – there’s at least one song about goats on every one of their ten releases to date. Goat references will get my vote every time, as will lyrics like goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat / f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck – sheer poetry. All Goats aside, IM are a fantastic band who use grindcore and punk influence in their sound to great effect.

American black metal band Goatwhore plays an all ages show at The Brisbane Hotel Sunday July 8. Supports from locals Ruins and Ruin Of Gaia. Show starts at 8pm, with presale tickets available from the venue, Moshtix and Ruffcut. 6

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Yes master, I obey. 6. LAWNMOWER DETH Stupid name, stupid band, in all the best ways. LD are UK thrash, they ‘sing’ about

Satan’s Trampoline and covered Kim Wilde’s Kids In America, made the cheapest, crappiest vidos I’ve ever seen and took nothing seriously, least of all themselves. Many bands have claimed to want to ‘destroy music’ but only Lawnmower Deth decided they’d laugh the whole thing out of existence. Totally disposable and that’s the poitn right there, I was asoundedn to find these iditos are toruing again. If you ever grew up reading those crappy British comics like Whizzer and Chips you’ll get this and enjoy it, other wise you can piss off and listen to Meshuggah (tosser). 7. MACABRE A truly unique metal act that combine nursery rhymes, folk melody with ludicrous metal athleticism who claim to be their own genre (murder metal), Macabre have one topic: Serial Killers. Their lyrics and obsessions are truly disturbing and not for everyone, but their song structures and approach to music is nothing short of spectacular. Their album Sinister Slaughter sported a parody of the Beatles Sergeant Pepper cover, made entirely of, yup, serial killers. Utterly wrong, completely sick and totally brilliant, approach with caution, because they’re touring Australia this June. Touch me I’m sick. 8. PUNGENT STENCH Banned in Australia for their album Been Caught Buttering’s cover art - nothing less than a work by brilliant artist Joel Peter Witkin, Austrians Pungent Stench arrived for a tour in a blaze of publicity and were afforded the glorious honour of facing off with Derryn Hinch. Awesome. Drummer Alex Wank admitted he had a pretty rotten

sense of humour that he didn’t expect everyone to run with in accent similar to that of Arnold Schwarzneger. I was very fortunate and saw this tour and the band were hilarious, covering ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man and The Bee Gee’s Stayin’ Alive. Way to destroy the moral fibre of the nation. 9. SADISTIK EXEKUTION Australia’s finest Nasty Death Metal export, Sadistik Exekution formed in 1985 outside an Iron Maiden concert. An influence on the Norwegian Black Metal Scene (you know, the guys who burnt the churches), this coven of hideous men have made vicious, ugly music, behaved abominably and beat each other up ever since. They keep attempting to break up but are apparently still active. Seek out anything you can hear by them but don’t miss the 1995 interview with singer Rok, where they admit to eating each other’s poo and wee. Spelled two k’s for extra heaviness. 10. SUPER HAPPY FUN SLIDE Call Me The Cheese Inspector must get some sort of award for song title of utter glory. SHFS are apparently still technically active despite the jolly guitar strangler Lord Den being off on a farm somewhere in Tasmania’s backwoods. Grind metal that takes the piss out of piss-taking grind metal, this act ripped Melbourne a new hole and sprinkled glitter in it for good measure. Naming your band with a Simpsons reference is a master-stroke but if you are going to listen modern Australian grind they do not come more recommended than this, because behind the comedy there’s a very solid band. ANDREW HARPER

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THE BEAT BEHIND THE RIDDIM BUSTAMENTO IS NICKY BOMBA’S LATEST RHYTHMINDUCING MUSICAL TROUPE, DRAWING ON THE BAND’S SHARED LOVE OF CALYPSO AND CARIBBEAN MUSIC WITH THE UPBEAT INTREPID ADVENTURES TO THE LOST RIDDIM ISLANDS.

The Malta-born muso who lives up in the hills near Falls Creek in Victoria is now approaching the ripe old age of 50, but showing no signs of slowing down - Bomba has a list of musical credits that is longer and more diverse than most Australian artists his age.

time-management and about nurturing something.”

While most people know him as the drummer for the John Butler Trio, that is only one small part of his career. Among the many hundreds of collaborations, guest appearances, production credits and smaller musical projects he has done over the years, Bomba is a part of at least four core bands at any given time. He fronts his own band of the same name, is conductor of The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, plays drums in both The Truth and Bustamento, and is also a successful solo artist in his own right.

“I think we’re all of the creative spirit. To be creative, to me, is essential. I like to make music that stands the test of time; constantly writing, constantly coming up with new things, that’s my driving force of the process. I thrive on that,” he says sincerely. “I like keeping my options open, you know? And I’m probably a little bit like that with relationships as well…I would say at the moment that music is my girlfriend – it takes me to all different places and makes me smile at night.”

His latest endeavour, Bustamento has just released the debut album Intrepid Adventures to the Lost Riddim Islands, and is about to embark on a national tour in support of the release.

He may like to make music that is timeless, but when it comes to the process of making that music, Bomba is a firm believer in “old school”.

“My belief is that we’re all musicians in our own right, and we can have chemistry with a lot of different people. It’s like different teams,” explains Bomba. “The John Butler team is really fantastic; high-profile, lots of fun, I get to play drums, and it’s a trio which is a beautiful thing if you’re a drummer. And then I also love the Ska Orchestra thing, where you’ve got 30 people on stage doing ska classics. And I also love the calypso thing, with the ‘mento movement, where it’s more about the vibe and it’s more intimate. So all these bands I have never really break up… it’s just about

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“The more I play and the more I develop my craft, I realise that it’s all about the chemistry and it’s all about the human connection that happens with music. Because it’s a beautiful medium… there’s a lot of magnetism and harmonics and things that we can’t really put our finger on, but we know they have an effect on us.”

ONE MAN BLUES BAND SHAUN KIRK IS A FRESH FACE IN AUSTRALIAN BLUES, AND AS A ONE-MAN-BAND, THIS KID HAS SOUL RHYTHM FIGURED OUT AND A BOOMING SENSE OF SELFSATISFACTION TO BOOT.

WEDNESDAY THE 20th of JUNE TANE EMIA-MOORE, JOE OPPENHIEMER & JACKSON THORNTON

2 for 1 cocktail jugs & shooter shakers 8–10pm djs from 10pm As with many of his previous recordings, it is that chemistry that Bomba wanted to capture on Intrepid Adventures, and you need only watch the video for lead single Manana to see exactly why. “We all played in one room facing each other, and the goal, I suppose, was one musician, one microphone,” he says. “So everyone just got one mic, and where they placed it, what they did with it, where they put their instrument, was all up to them. So it made some really beautiful recording because there was a lot of spill involved.” Although he now happily juggles his many bands and projects, like any of us, Bomba still has to remind himself to take a breath every now and then.

With two overseas trips, the Bustamento tour, a Melbourne Ska Orchestra album, a festival appearance, a bit of jamming with John Butler, and a “thousand different sketches on the table” on the horizon for the rest of the year, it seems that Bomba’s limitations are far beyond those of any normal person. “Of course I also need time just to chill,” he laughs. “I need time to catch my fish and make my soup and hang out with the family. It’s just about getting the balance right.” KELLY SNYDERS

“I’ve learnt to say no to a lot of things,” he says. “There was a time where I just stretched myself way too thin, so I think understanding what your limitations are,

Bustamento plays at the Waratah Hotel on Saturday June 16. Tickets $20/25 from Oztix. com.au www.nickybomba.com/bustamento

Warp: What gives you the right to sing the blues?

Gratification. When I received my first ever standing ovation. I think I might have even shed a little tear.

Shaun: Nothing really! I didn’t grow up in Mississippi picking cotton, I haven’t had numerous broken down marriages, and I’ve never been judged by the colour of my skin. But I do have a drunken father who I no longer speak to, and my mama does love me if that counts for anything?

Do you ever regret wanting to play music? Never. Music has changed my life for the better. I can’t regret that. What’s the most real sensation you can remember feeling?

FRIDAY THE 22nd of JUNE INTERNATIONAL DRAGONS, LITTLE BLACK LAMBS & THE SHITS SATURDAY THE 23rd of JUNE SAM BRITTAN, ALAN GOGOL & ASTA BINNIE WEDNESDAY 27th of JUNE DARK MATTER OF STORY TELLING, SIMON WINDLEY & JAMES MACKEY SATURDAY THE 30th of JUNE CHARGE GROUP

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Do you know who you are? Probably not. I’m only 24 though so hopefully I’ve got plenty of time to figure myself out yet. I feel like I know myself a lot better after doing this interview though, haha! JARRED KEANE

Featuring the songs of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, The Supremes and more. Including Stop In The Name Of Love, Dancing In The Street, Da Doo Ron Ron, I Second That Emotion, My Guy, Aint Too Proud To Beg, and many more.

I used to smoke like a chimney and I thought that that was going to give me the growling blues voice, but I actually found that when I quit those horrid things I actually gained more control of my vocals and could produce the rasp that I was looking for.

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WEDNESDAY THE 13th of JUNE JOSH DURNO, CARLY FERN & THE GALLANT TREES

SATURDAY THE 16th of JUNE PEARLY WHITES & BRING SOPHIE TO ME

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Although it was never a predetermined goal to become the polygamous artist that he is, Bomba’s creative nature meant that the path was almost inevitable for him.

“In proper recording techniques, you want everything completely isolated so that if you need to fix anything up, you can. But in the old days everyone just played… played together like it was on stage… we should be trying to totally capture that,” says Bomba enthusiastically.

WEDNESDAY 6th of JUNE SETH DAVID AND THE BEAUTIFUL CHAINS, JAMES MACKEY & NICKO PROBIN

Catch Shaun Kirk’s one man blues/soul act at Tapas Lounge Bar in Devonport on June 7, the Royal Oak Hotel in Launceston on June 9, the Adventure Bay Blues and Roots Festival on Bruny Island on June 10 and the Republic Bar and Cafe in Hobart on June 13. www. shaunkirk.com

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A STORY FOR THE SOUL JAY HOAD HAS BEEN MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF INTERNATIONALLY AND THIS YEAR, THE FIJIAN-AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN HITS THE ROAD AROUND AUSTRALIA, SPREADING THE LESSONS AND STORIES OF HIS TRAVELLING LIFESTYLE.

A QUICK Q&A WITH SAM AND NICK OF SAMUEL COLE AND THE MORNINGS

Morning or Night?

I love it here.

Sam: Convenient question to start with... If by chance I actually get up early, then I don’t mind a good morning, but it doesn’t really happen unless I’m forced into it. I would like to say morning but really I’m going to have to say night.

Wine or Whiskey?

Nick: Night. It’s when we play. It’s when I see my mates. It’s when the fun happens. Australia or New Zealand? Sam: Hmm it’s these questions that push the rivalry further. I’ll always miss NZ after spending most of my childhood there. It’s a crazy beautiful place, but Australia and especially Tasmania is my home and the people here are the reason I have to say Australia. Nick: I’ve never been to New Zealand... How can I say anything other than Australia?

Sam: Well both have a place in my heart... I’ve been working in bars for a while now so most things alcoholic are my friend. I would have to say though lately it’s been all about the Whiskey. Nick: Wine. Definitely wine. Red wine. I’m very fond of a cheeky glass of red. Preferably from the bottle, not the box, but I’m not too fussy. Guitar or Piano? Sam: Piano... maybe it’s because I’m really bad at playing it. Once you play something for ages I think it can desensitise you to the way it sounds... Sometimes I think it would be great if you could just be a listener... maybe then I would say guitar!

Nick: No sax? Ouch... Let’s go with piano. I love pianos. Especially old tattered uprights. Nothing beats sitting down at an old piano after a beer or two and having a play. Studio or Stage? Sam: Definitely the stage. I think it’s the reason most get in to this music stuff in the first place. Nick: If you’ve ever seen me on a stage you know I like to dance. Terribly. I have some pretty awesome/awful moves which I pull out on stage. It’s a lot of fun. Vinyl or iPod? Sam: Can’t see why anyone would say iPod (sorry Nick!)... Vinyl will always be around, so much atmosphere and some of the best music first came out on it. Would like the cassette to come back though.

Nick: The idea of vinyl is cool and romantic, but I like my iPod. I can listen to it anywhere. Not just in my lounge room. For Jay Hoad, music isn’t a job; it’s a way of life. The last few years has seen the multi-instrumentalist traversing all corners of the globe, immersing himself in amongst his audiences and their traditions.

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Sam: I can’t answer that question. Nick: Beatles. Always the Beatles. I have listened to The White Album so many times over the course of my life i think of it like a pretty sounding family pet. ALI HAWKEN

Samuel Cole and The Mornings take the Smoke and Lasers Theatre Tour around the State, playing at the Earl Arts Centre in Launceston on June 20 and the Peacock Theatre in Hobart on June 22. Tickets are available online via moshtix.com or at the Hobart Music Centre and Music Powerhouse, Launceston.

WHEN BRISBANE SWAMP BLUES BAND TRANSVAAL DIAMOND SYNDICATE DECIDE TO DO A TOUR, THEY SURE DO A TOUR.

The tour started in February, when Christian and fellow band mate Stoney packed in their day jobs, packed the van, grabbed Niyi (their rather tall, imposing bass player) and hit the road to play for their supper. “Basically, we are currently homeless. We sort of live out of the van, but this is what we want to be doing - on the road playing music,” Christian shared. All in all, their tour will take them across approximately 30,000 kilometres of this country. After a small hiccup, the van is back on the road and going strong. “We had a bit of a blow out in the van the other day, and a nice $400 repair bill to top it off,” Christian said. And there’s nothing like touring on the back of an album. Sins of the Blessed was released in September, and TDS have been 10

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promoting it and playing gigs ever since. The album is going well, and so far the boys have released four singles from it, and managed to garner a bit of airtime from JJJ. The album has also hit the top 25 on the Oz Radio Blues Album Charts. They’ve also been nominated for an Independent Music Award (IMA) for their song Devil on my Shoulder in the Blues category. The IMA’s boast a varied and talented collection of judges, including Keith Richards, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Waits, Tori Amos and Benji and Joel Madden. With close to 40 shows last year after the initial release, they’re back on the road to keep the momentum going. The current (equally as extensive) tour takes in most of the main cities from Cairns to Hobart, then over to SA to finish off. The boys have now been on the road for a number of weeks and are well into the tour. “We’re setting a decent pace. There’s not really that much time for rest,” Christian notes. Lucky for him, their rather imposing bass player Niyi is also their back up designated driver for the days following those late gigs when a decent rider was supplied. A

“I really like getting immersed in the culture as much as possible and I really love the stories. For me, that really contributes to the albums and the songs; that’s what fuels these worldly songs and lyrics, it’s the travel and without that, I sort of get unmotivated in that department! But there’s no sign of that happening soon, so that’s okay!” Hoad’s album Stories for the Soul is reflective of the personal and musical journey he has been on over the last few years, and for the musician the response has been a great motivator for his current projects. “There’s just been an amazing response to the record and the songs; like you said, people have been really connecting to the personal touch. Different things appeal to different people and different songs and stories appeal to different people. On the whole, the impact has been really great. It was a while ago that I recorded it and it came out last year, so it seems like it’s an older album now. We’ve been working with the new one - which is coming out later this year - pretty hard at the moment.”

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Packing over 60 shows into a four month road trip, and covering everywhere from Cairns down to Tassie and across to SA, playing cities, regional areas and even a few festivals thrown in, you’ll have no excuse to miss these guys as they play eight gigs across the island in June, band member and manager, Christian Tryhorn tells us.

“I think, for me personally, it’s very important [learning about cultures]. I don’t think all artists necessarily feel the same, but for me personally, it’s a huge thing,” he said.

Hoad’s upcoming Tasmanian shows will mark the first time he’s performed in this part of the country and it’s a set of gigs he’s very excited to get started on.

self-proclaimed teetotaller, he also seems to survive solely on a hefty diet of rice cakes and tuna. “A fair bit of the van seems to be filled with cans of tuna and packets of rice cakes to fuel his habit,” Christian joked. Besides the slight automotive issue, it is all going well so far, and their gigs have been well attended. It’s their first time at many of the towns and venues, but they feel they are slowly building up a solid foundation. And the regional stops are often the best gigs. “Sometimes it just seems the crowds are a little more appreciative at the regional venues, everyone in town seems to come out for a gig,” Christian shared. And it seems they are never dull either. A recent show saw the publican drive his Triumph into the bar during their last song - something his wife wasn’t overly thrilled about, and let him know. But the direction of their tour is probably not the smartest decision they have made.

“We probably didn’t plan it too well, starting off up north in summer and ending up in Tasmania for winter. It may get a little cold in the van! Lucky we got to have a bit of a pit stop in Brissy on the way down, and stocked up on our winter clothes.” KYLIE COX

You can catch the Transvaal Diamond Syndicate at the following: • Irish Murphy’s, Launceston – June 6 • Brisbane Hotel, Hobart – June 8 • Bruny Island Blues and Roots Festival, Bruny Island – June 10 • Tapas, Devonport – June 14 • McGinty’s, Burnie – June 15 • The Royal Oak, Launceston – June 16 • The Bridge Hotel, Forth – June 17 www.transvaaldiamondsyndicate.com

“I’ve never played in Tassie before; I’ve been to Tassie when I was much younger, but I’ve never toured there, so this is my first time! I’m just looking at my schedule, seeing how many days I can take off before and after and there’s only going to be one day before the first show and maybe I could stay two days after the last one. So I’ll probably be there for six days for four shows; I’ll get a bit of down time! I’ve got some good friends and extended family over there too, so it’ll be lovely.” The audience can expect an impressive live show encompassing many elements and most of all they will be serving as a platform for Hoad to introduce himself to some new crowds. “At the moment, there’s just so much ground to cover and there’s so many places to play. I’m just trying to cover as much new ground as I can, I guess. I was out of Australia for so many years up until 2011, I was in the States for about six or seven years pretty solidly, I didn’t really have much time to focus on the Australian scene, so it’s sort of a whole new thing for me!” SOSEFINA FUAMOLI

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ROCKWIZ CO-HOST BRIAN NANKERVIS SITS IN THE HOT-SEAT FOR A CHANGE, AS WARP FIRES THE QUESTIONS.

A: Prince used pseudonyms to separate himself from music that he had input in. He once said, “I just getting tired of seeing my name”.

Writer, comedian and producer of SBS music trivia game show RocKwiz Brian Nankervis is certain about one thing – fans are in for a treat when the show tours the nation later on in the year on its Some Kind of Genius Tour. Audiences can expect a unique brand of energetic musical magic alongside high profile stars, up and coming artists, as well as contestants selected from the crowd.

Midnight Oil. A: At this point in their career, Midnight Oil (or ‘Farm’) was playing covers of Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Led Zeppelin songs.

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: In 1977, Fleetwood Mac released their only American number one single, which one was it? 1977… I would say Go Your Own Way? I like the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, they were an English Blues band when they started.

“We spent hours discussing if it was a good idea to call it ‘The Some Kind of Genius Tour’,” Nankervis says. “That’s a little catch cry Julia [Zemiro] uses when she finds a contestant who is ‘some kind of genius’, and I suppose in a way it sort of says something about RocKwiz – that a really, really vital part of our show is finding the contestants from the audience.”

A: The correct answer is Dreams. Irish group The Corrs have covered this song, and had the honour of performing it with Mick Fleetwood on St Patrick’s day in 1998.

The tour will echo the television show, with Nankervis promising it to be “a lot bigger” and “a lot looser”. After the RocKwiz toured in 2010, Nankervis decided that the show could take a few more risks, and could also introduce new elements.

used Fatboy Slim’s song Praise You while campaigning?

Gee, 2000…was he a successful candidate? I’d say it was one of the Bush… George Bush! A: It was actually Al Gore. He used Praise You as an unofficial campaign song in the hope of becoming President of the United States.

A: Not quite. AC/DC have sold more than 200 million albums during their 39 year career. And it doesn’t look like they plan on stopping anytime soon, either.

Q17: What is Little Richard’s real name? Richard Penniman.

Q11: Which member of the WuTang Clan

Gee! These are good questions…can you give me a clue? Or am I not to know that? No, I don’t know.

RocKwiz: No idea.

Q18: Madonna married which famous

is one of the rap world’s best known chess player?

A: Both RZA and GZA would have been correct. In 2008, RZA launched Wuchess. com, a site where fans of WuTang can play chess and socialise with each other online.

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: Which late pop star holds the Guinness World Record for having supported the most charities? Late pop star, so no longer with us… no idea…Michael Jackson? A: Yes, it’s true. The King of Pop turned out to also be the King of Charity. Jackson supported 39 international organisations – and they are only the known organisations he supported. Apparently he had a habit of giving away money anonymously.

“We always like to do that with RocKwiz - we mix the really well-known artists with the more, not obscure, but lesser known, if you like”.

The Temper Trap?

Q5: Which famous guitarist had a father

A: Jimi Hendrix. Disturbing, but true.

“We’re doing that again, but there’ll be a new element to the show, which I can’t tell you about – we like to keep things fresh. But there’ll be guest artists, there’ll be people everyone knows, there’ll be people that are up and coming.”

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: As of 2010, which Aussie rock band had sold more than 200 million albums worldwide?

A: Correct. Penniman was actually the third child of twelve, and is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

with six fingers on each hand?

“In 2010 we introduced this idea of contestant karaoke, which was very successful, very funny, and very inspiring. One member of each team (and not the musician) sang with the band, and that was great,” Nankervis says.

Q10: Which 2000 presidential candidate

son, Julian.

Hollywood actor in 1985? Sean Penn.

A: Yes, Madonna (declared by Time magazine as one of the most powerful women of the past century), married Penn on her birthday.

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Q19: Which group won a court case in

Savage Garden!

No idea!

A: Yes, this Aussie pop rock duo made it big time in the states back in 2000 with their song I Knew I Loved You. While Savage Garden maintained poll for four weeks, Gotye is currently sitting at over two months.

A: The Beastie Boys. The sample they used actually only goes for six seconds, but TBB cleared the sample and obtained the rights to use the sound recording, and not the composition rights to the song.

: Before Gotye, which Australian artist made it into the US charts ranking number one?

2003 defending their right to sample James Newton’s song Choir in one of their tracks?

We then put the pressure on Nankervis, and had him answer 20 musical trivia questions!

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Warp: : What was John Lennon’s middle name? RocKwiz: Winston. Later added “Ono”, as in Yoko Ono. A: Lennon changed his name to John Ono Lennon after his marriage to Ono in 1967. Apparently he never liked the name Winston, which his mother chose after Winston Churchill!

Q2: Carol King co-wrote the song The

Reason with Aerosmith, but in the end, it was actually sung by which female singer? Carol king co-wrote a song with Aerosmith? Nup, I have no idea. A: Celine Dion. She also used it as the title track for her million selling 1997 album.

Q3: Jamie Starr, Joey Coco, Paisley Park

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: In 1965, during Bob Dylan’s famous set where he was remembered for ‘going electric’, which folk singer was rumoured to allegedly have tried to cut the audio cables with an axe to stop the show? RocKwiz: Pete Seeger!

Q13: Who originally sang “Hallelujah”? Leonard Cohen. A: Yes. Cohen recorded the song in 1984. It is often thought that Jeff Buckley first sang it, but he only covered it in his 1994 album Grace.

A: Following this, Bob Dylan apparently called folk music “a bunch of fat people”.

Q14: In which year did Pink Floyd begin Q8: Roy Orbison’s 1989 hit She’s a

Mystery to Me was written for him by two members of a famous band, who were they? She’s a Mystery to Me… was it not the Travelling Wilburys? A: Nope. It was actually Bono and The Edge from U2. The song inspired the title of the album (Mystery Girl) and many critics feel this song is the highlight of the album.

Q9: Which band, formerly called Farm,

changed their name by drawing it out of a hat?

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: Finish these famous lyrics in your OWN words: “Do you have the time to...?” Have a quick bowl of cereal before I take the hired car back? A: I would have been more than happy to oblige. ENRICA RIGOLI

their reunion tour? 2010?

A: 2005. They performed at Live 8 in London.

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: Which famous rock legend whispers: “Goodnight, Sean. See you in the morning” at the end of a song? John Lennon. A: Correct, in The Beatle’s song Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy). Sean was Lennon’s only child with Yoko Ono. Similarly, Ringo Starr whispers at the end of the song Good Night, which was written by Lennon for his other

The RocKwiz Some Kind of Genius national tour begins in August, coming to Hobart on 5 October. Tickets go on sale June 14.

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Q&A: SAVE THE CLOCKTOWER SAVE THE CLOCKTOWER IS A HEAVY POST-HARDCORE BAND FROM LAUNCESTON WHOSE EP THE HUMAN CONDITION IS OUT NOW.

Warp: Who are your biggest influences? STC: Our influences come from a wide range of genres and styles, and we all write quite differently in style which blends together well, especially when trying to be unique and be noticed among other amazing artists. Artists we most listen to and look up to are; The Amity Affliction, Northlane, Memphis May Fire, Defeater, Dead And Divine, Woe Is Me, The Ghost Inside and Bring Me The Horizon. W: How did you manage to fund recording of your first album Letters?

PAINTING A NEW SOUND KNOWN FOR THEIR PUMPING, HIGH-ENERGY LIVE SHOWS, DALLAS FRASCA AND BAND HAVE RELEASED THEIR SECOND ALBUM SOUND PAINTER, BUT NOT WITHOUT ITS OWN CHALLENGES.CHALLENGES. It’s been three years since this bluesy rock band from Melbourne launched their debut record, Not for Love or Money. Singer and guitarist Dallas Frasca chats to me from her tour van about how the band has evolved and how she has grown as an artist since then. “We had a really strong vision for what kind of album we wanted to make this time. I feel like we’ve become better songwriters and we also had a much stronger, clearer vision of what we wanted to do on this one. “We get to perform for an hour and a half on stage and that’s all people get to see of the musical capabilities of myself or my guitarist or my drummer, yet I get to hear some of the most incredible playing from my guitarist Jeff, just while we’re sitting around. I just wish people could hear you performing that stuff all the time,” Frasca says.

next to us so we could hear them recording. Actually if you went to the toilet, you could hear them recording next door! “It was about utilising all of our strengths at every moment of the song for the length of the entire album and we approached every song like that. If there was a piece that we were unsure about or not 100 per cent there, then we would keep working until we got it. We worked really, really hard. There are not a lot of independent acts I suppose that do record internationally because of the cost and things like that so it was just such a reward, and we definitely got a much better result.”

“We had a series of unfortunate circumstances before the record’s release… we had the band takings stolen from Melbourne airport and our fans ended up raising over five and a half thousand dollars for us to get back on track, it was just amazing. We have always taken the positives out of situations, and for us now being on the road, it’s been a big lead up to touring which is what we really love doing.”

“We rode our push bikes from Soho in Manhattan to Brooklyn every day, over the Williamsburg Bridge. We really got to soak up the surroundings and we had Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings in a studio right

“It has been quite a long journey in the making and it’s sort of been like the stars have aligned. We spent two years just working on the record, and had about a hundred ideas that we started working with

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Dallas Frasca and band have announced a national tour to accompany the launch of Sound Painter, and will play two shows in Tasmania. “We love Tasmania! We’ve always had such a great time when we’re down there and it’s always exciting to come back. “We’re doing a couple of regional shows which is a part of where my heart is, I’m from a small, rural town called Wangaratta and it’s important for me that we put some out of reach or off the normal touring circuit shows into the mix because our town was starved for music when we were kids. We’ve got about 30 dates on the tour and we’re doing lots of regional shows, so it’s exciting.” Among musicians such as Adalita from Magic Dirt, there is no doubt that Dallas Frasca is one of Australia’s legitimate female rock stars.

“I’ve had really big turning points when I’ve heard songs or lyrics within songs that take me away from whatever is going on in my life. We are in such a powerful and influential role as musicians, we do have a responsibility to create a message and a lot of our music is about overcoming hardship and being tough and strong and moving forward after whatever kind of shit is going on. “One of the most special moments of my career is a girl telling me that she danced for the first time. Our music inspired her to let go of all her inhibitions to just leave her body and move, and that’s the cool stuff man. That’s the cool stuff - that’s why we play music.”

W: How did you all meet each other? A couple of you came out of separate bands and all that, but what was the deciding factor that made you all want to play together? STC: It all just fell into place. Joel, Luke and Owen were all in This Future...Chaos, but when Joel moved away to the mainland, they

decided to break up. Meanwhile, Owen and I were in Hitman. When Joel told us he was moving back, it was decided that we should start up a band and the name “Save The Clocktower” stuck, other members joined and after a few line up changes...here we are. W: What was it like playing with internationally renowned artists like The Amity Affliction at Breath of Life? What has been your favourite gig that you’ve played so far? STC: The excitement, stress and work we went through the week leading up to and on that day was absolutely crazy. The crowd was amazing and it was great to hang out with Parkway and Amity and to see them live from backstage. It was definitely our biggest and best show so far.

W: If you could leave a message for all your devout Tassie followers, what would you say? STC: Thank you ALL so very freaking much for helping us get to where we are and where we are going, none of it was possible without you. Come to a show and meet us! MORGAN DUHIG

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Dallas Frasca plays at The Republic Bar in Hobart on July 6 and The Royal Oak in Launceston on July 7. Sound Painter is out now through Spank Betty Records/MGM.

Despite all the effort that went into making Sound Painter, the band had to endure some gritty moments in the lead up to the album’s release.

After four and a half months of dedicated rehearsal time in Australia, Sound Painter was recorded in Brooklyn, New York under the guidance of producer Andy Baldwin, who has worked with musicians such as Bjork, Chrissie Amphlett and the Living End. The album was recorded using no click tracks to achieve a true honest rock sound, and most songs were captured in their first or second run through.

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and turned all of those ideas into eleven songs.”

STC: Our first record was easy; we just tracked, mixed and mastered everything at my house. We just miked up an amp for guitars and bass, programmed the drums and synth and tracked vocals in my

hallway. So the recording side of things was completely free, we just had to pay for the artwork and the duplication. We all work full time more or less so it’s easy to fork out the cash when we need to. Our new record The Human Condition was a much more expensive and stressful project however, as we hired Dave Venter to track the vocals and sent it to the States to be mixed and mastered by Drew Fulk of Think Sound Studios.

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PUSHING THE LIMITS IN ONLY FIVE MONTHS SINCE FORMING, AUSTRALIAN ELECTRODUO PARACHUTE YOUTH IS CAUSING QUITE A COMMOTION.

KARAOKE ON THE COMEBACK: MY STORY

They’ve sold out half of their Australian venues on tour and have close to 1.5 million YouTube views on their single Can’t Get Better Than This. Catching up with Matt and John, it seemed as if they were still coming to terms with their success, and quite overwhelmed by their position on the Splendour in the Grass lineup.

The burly man at the entrance to The Olde Tudor is smoking a cigarette and watching the car park for signs of movement. He acknowledges my arrival with a raising of the eyebrows and a lifting of the chin. I am new here. It is a chilly Friday night and the front bar is a curious mix of hunchbacked pint-sippers and overdressed women. A small crowd is gathering in the lounge bar, suspicious and secretive as Freemasons outside a Lodge. Was that a secret handshake between the burly entrance-dweller and the buxom woman in the too-high heels? It was certainly a sign. Something is afoot over there. A sign on the wall promises huge prizes and international fame for the winners of the statewide final. But tonight is just a heat, the insurance salesman next to me explains. Winners take home a hundred bucks each. Could be me, he says, passing me The Book. From ABBA to Zappa, The Book contains every song you know, used to know or thought you knew. I flick through the laminated pages past Aqua, past Beatles, past Creedence, Dean Martin, Everclear, Foo Fighters, Gary Glitter, Hanson, Indigo Girls, Jackson 5 and Kylie... My index finger finds itself beside the most winding, epic song I know. It’s monolithic. It’s sacred. It’s ridiculous. I’ll do this one, I hear my voice say. He purses his lips, nods respectfully and closes The Book, pushing through the crowd so as to face the man with the handshake and convey my wishes. At some point tonight, I will stand in front of strangers, clutch a wireless microphone and do my best to read the words on the flatscreen by my feet. And I will sing like a bird released. Or a hungry cat. Or a bird being eaten by a hungry cat... But who would have guessed the burly Beaconsfield miner doppelganger is the KJ at this establishment? (That’s Karaoke Jockey for the uninitiated.) He’s got a set of pipes on him, that man, flawlessly nailing ‘Take The Pressure Down’. He always starts with Farnham, says the insurance salesman. It’s his sound. The Japanese refer to this as juhachiban: one’s signature song. 16

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Ever since 1961, when NBC broadcast Sing Along With Mitch to American homes complete with the lyrics at the bottom of the screen, we’ve been singing our favourites with the help of the TV. While the tellies are now called KTVs - karaoke TVs - the idea is still the same. With Farnham honoured, the short man in the singlet gets the crowd moving with Big Girls, before the big girl belts out Evanescence and the red haired security guard makes an appearance in his first costume. We call him the Ginger Ninja, says the insurance guy. He’ll do about five costume changes in a good night. I smirk as I raise my half-finished first beer to my lips. And then it’s my turn. It is at this point that I realise I have never done this before. Hadn’t really crossed my mind until now. I watch myself walking to the KJ and kneeling beside his booth.I’ve never done this before, I confess. He hands me one of three microphones. The blackest, shiniest one. I have been blessed. I turn to see the faces of strangers through the smoke-machine ambience, locate the KTV and put the mic to my mouth as the music starts. Classical guitar, key of A minor. I wait for the recorders to wistfully announce the deflowering of this newcomer, but this is the radio edit. I miss the first three words, stumbling over them as I vocally run to catch up... who’s sure all that glitters is gold, I hear myself sing. But she needn’t buy a stairway to that wonderland in the sky, for I shall sing it into existence for her. And sing I do. Verse one, standing motionless. Verse two, I take a step toward the audience. By the third verse I am standing toe to toe with the middle aged, leather-faced woman in front of me who stares into my eyes as she sings along. And it makes me wonder... Is time standing still? Or have the planets merely ceased their orbital waltz for just long enough to witness my glory? I find myself kneeling before the stage lights, crouching and singing with an outstretched hand and furrowed brow. And the forests echo with laughter.

Afterwards, the insurance salesman will tell me the man beside him blasphemed in my honour, while the woman in the front row declared me to be overcome by the devil or drugs or both. Nay, said he. He hath but consumed one measure of beer. I do not hear them. I am writhing on the floor, air guitar behind my head, eyes squinting and heart pumping. I am buzzing with life. Somebody touch me. Later, at the pool table, I am approached by the woman in the miniskirt. The buxom one with the too

“It’s going to be great,” says Matt excitedly. “I remember watching The Presets play The Mix-up Tent in 2009 and it was amazing.” high heels. That was amazing, she says. It was my first time, I say. Will I come next week? We could do a duet, she says. I make no promises. After tonight, I can no longer predict where the spirit will take me from one evening to the next. We’d love to see you here again, she says. And then she shakes my hand. DANIEL TOWNSEND

Only a few years after this set, Parachute Youth themselves will be stepping onto the same stage on the Sunday afternoon of the festival. Promising a special set, John commented, “Yeah, we’ve got some special things planned, [though] we don’t want to give anything away, keep it a surprise. “We’re planning on releasing a new EP after our tour, it will consist of four new tracks that we have been playing live.” So far, the reception has been extremely positive for these four songs, Matt tells. “It’s weird, we haven’t released these songs yet, but when we play them live people will know the lyrics by the end of the performance, that’s definitely been the highlight of the tour so far”. Both Matt and John are keeping a lot of their plans under wraps, not disclosing any information about their plans for the Australian summer festival circuit, nor what we can expect from their live shows; this slight sense of mystery just adds to the image. “It’s been a two year project so far; although we only emerged in 2011, we have been working on it for a while. We wanted to define our image and set out everything that we wanted to do before we jumped into it.” Their organization is a major influence to their success; without their meticulous planning, it is unlikely that they would have produced a track like Can’t Get Better Than This with the accompaniment of one of the highest quality videos of this year, produced by Julien Paolini. On the subject of the video, both Matt and John were highly passionate, recalling their time in Paris when the concept of the video emerged. “We were extremely lucky to have Julien onboard, he was really committed to producing a high quality production and didn’t want to do a bad job on it. Once we showed him the song he was onboard and he flew off to Africa to film it. It really is incredible.” Parachute Youth are currently mid-way through their national tour, and it’s clear that this is the first of many. Currently booked on the sensational 2012 Splendour In The Grass lineup, and the expectation of many more festival appearances high, the band will soon be a crowd favorite. The upcoming release of their EP is set to secure their position on the Australian Electro-Indie scene and hopefully an album will follow. ALEX LANGLANDS

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BRINGING BACK TUPAC I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN BURDENED BY FLASHBACKS FROM MY CHILDHOOD WHERE I WAS STUNTED RATHER THAN TALL, WITH AN IMAGINATION WIDE ENOUGH TO BELIEVE IN FAIRIES BUT UNWILLING TO ACCEPT THAT WOULD EVER BE A REALITY.

My younger and equally snotty-nosed counterpart James, an avid Star Wars fan (a bad habit inherited from his father), concluded one of our infamous fairies verses hologram debates with, “one day Eva you will eat your words”, and boy have I ever. On the 16th of May 2012 in a land not far from here, Tupac was resurrected from the dead... via hologram technology. This event not only added to the deluded rumours that Pac never really died but introduced the music industry to a revolutionary and possibly destructive technology. 80,000 viewers stood in stupefied glee as they saw the unannounced headliner Tupac crip hop across the stage, hollerin’ with his OG Snoop Dogg. This resurrection of Pac was a brilliant idea conjured up by Doctor Dre. The hologram was achieved using simple science; two reflective surfaces and a projector. Tupac’s image was projected on to the first reflective surface, which then bounced the image on to a second reflective surface at a 45 degree

angle which gave the illusion that Tupac is in fact standing up and interacting with the performers on stage. Without burdening you with more science that we both know I don’t understand, I will however tell you the effect …the show went viral instantly with people in Iceland rapping to 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted and reaching for the nearest tea towel to reinvent their long lost du rag. In short, Pac was back. I must admit I rode this high for a while, rapping under my breath and dusting off my old Gangsta moves while pretending I was ghetto bound until I saw the announcement that TLC was on the resurrection campaign. Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez was the second in what it seems was going to be a long line of A&R gurus and out of work bands awakening the dead. Is this to become an epidemic that will spread rampantly through the music scene? Who will be next - Lennon or Hendrix? I can see the major label fat cats rubbing their

FIVE RECORDS IN MY COLLECTION... with Daniel Champagne Onstage it’s anything and everything for NSW singer-songwriter-guitarist Daniel Champagne; from folk to blues to classical, jazz and other stylings. At home, this is what he’s listening to...

pockets and making space for the influx of money coming their way as they stop looking for new fresh blooded talent and start scrolling grave stones to find the next muso to raise from the dead. Hey, I understand their excitement; it is the manager’s dream, an artist who is never late, never tired and never too high to perform. Soon alive acts will be wanting in on the action too; for moments when hangovers linger like a black fog around their eyes and their throats feel like a wood chipper, or for moments when they are too high or drunk to turn up without drooling on themselves, or for those rare occasions when a performer has to accept an ARIA on the same night they are due to perform on the Dancing with the Stars finale. These all seem to be problems of the past - now we can just fire up the hologram and we are ready to go. But be warned, the music labels will now want to sign contracts for up to 150 years just in case you are more famous dead than alive. Think about it... it’s kind of freaky.

flecks on my cheek, from puffed or strung out lead singers, I like those moments when a band falls slightly out of time, or show me something unrehearsed. Call me crazy but I l want my music like my coke… I want the real thing. But alas the power of this technology is out in the open now and is falling into the hands of “the man”, and only time will tell whether he decides to use the power for good or evil. To the powers that be, all I can say is, “may the force be with you”...just don’t go Vader on our arses and whore the hologram until it dies an ugly death like the Spice Girls after their first and final reunion tour. And all I can say for the rest of us who love music… Let’s hold our breath, wait and see. EVA LUBULWA

Dirt Floor - Chris Whitley Very raw, intimate and honest. Simple songs that you can still learn from after 100 listens. He has a completely original take on the blues thing and a very delicate way with the National steel guitar. I feel like with

The over-the-top dance party cum costume party and fundraiser for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) community, their families, friends, and supporters is back royally. To join in the festivities held throughout the Mother Country for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, this year’s event is themed “God Save the Queer!” For two decades, The Queens’ Ball has been the mainstay of the community and this year also recognises the 20th anniversary of TasPride Inc, previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Community Centre Inc (GLC).

This year’s theme is cheeky, but it also recognises our vulnerabilities. With one of the last frontiers of equality - same-sex marriage - reaching a critical stage in its realisation, it is important to also stop and remember just how much discrimination the GLBTIQ community has experienced in the past, and how far we have come in such a short time. God, or whatever universal force you subscribe to, (especially the power inside you) really has saved the queer.

However ingrained I am in the web generation, I still like to feel the sweat

My favourite guitar player... this was a real ground breaking album for the acoustic instrument and the music that can be played on it. I’d already been playing for a good 10 years when I first heard this, and had most of what I knew tipped upside down in one listen. It’s still a bit of an encyclopaedia for me as a guitar playing, very inspiring and definitely Michael’s best work in my books.

THE BIGGEST ANNUAL EVENT ON THE GLBTIQ CALENDAR, THE QUEENS’ BALL, CAMPS UP AT THE REPUBLIC BAR AGAIN THIS MONTH.

And boy, do we like big balls: attracting over 700 revellers in costumes and disguises, it’s a celebration of happiness and inclusiveness for everyone. Along with the TasPride Festival in November, it provides a strong message of a proud and supportive group of people who are a part of Tasmania’s vibrant community.

But in the generation where friends catch up with each other by flicking through their recently added photos on Facebook, this may just work. Maybe this generation just won’t give a shit about lining up for hours to rush to the front of the stage just with the hope that the lead signer’s sweat will flick on to our faces while he jumps and gyrates across stage… This is a far more hygienic option and in an era when most people are only going to see the band for that one song, you know the one that goes “laa laa laa”, this may be a perfect solution.

Aerial Boundaries - Michael Hedges

GOD SAVE THE QUEER

Highlights of The Queens’ Ball include local DJs and live performers, including host Wes Snelling of Tina Del Twist fame, local singer/songwriter Shan Hooper joined by Sky Maynard, and a DJ line-up that will save your life. Final line-ups will be announced on the TasPride Facebook page and website. Costume prizes drive people to creative distraction at this event, with memorable themes in the past including “Around the World with 80 Gays”, “Superqueero” and “Homo on the Range” with “2010 – A Space Oddity” leading to the Queens’ Ball being labelled as “Hobart’s costume party of the year” (Mercury newspaper, 2010). So yes, work it hard for that prize - whether you’re a Royalist, an Anarchist, or simply the Campest, celebrate Queen Lizzie’s Diamond Jubilee in style by dressing up in your finest! OLIVIA HOGARTH and BEC FITZGIBBON

The Queens’ Ball: God Save the Queer! Happens on Sunday June 10 at the Republic Bar and Cafe, beginning officially with a wave of the royal white glove at 9pm. Presale tickets are $27.50 / $22.50 concession and $17.50 for TasPride members from Centretainment, the Republic Bar, or the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group stall at Salamanca Market (near Irish Murphy’s). www.taspride.com

this one he honestly didn’t care who was listening... just playing for himself. Alien is one of my all time favourite songs. Disturbed Folk Volume 2 - Jeff Lang The finest example of one guy with a guitar creating the energy of say, a 40 piece big band. I’ve seen Jeff so many times in the past few years and always get taken back to the first hearing this one. This record got me into a few different tunings I hadn’t heard before and it’s some of his best slide playing and amazing use of his effects units. Axis: Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix I dug this up from my dad’s collection when I was 12. It got me in the bluesier side of playing. A great example of how amazing guitar work (maybe the best electric playing out there) doesn’t have to get in the way of a good song. Also some of the coolest album art work out there. Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan My favourite writer. My favourite album of his. I love every song on this one, and used to play a bunch of them in my set when I started out playing covers gigs. It’s also my favourite band of his, and a great production.  

Smoke & Lasers Theatre Tour With Special Guests

Launceston 20th June / 7:30pm with Small City Lights and Heloise Hobart 22nd June / 7:30pm with Christopher Coleman Collective and Jed Appleton

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Tickets available from The Music Powerhouse (Launceston), The Hobart Music Centre or moshtix.com (+b/f). All ages event. ID required for licensed area. Catch Daniel Champagne and his guitar at the Republic Bar in Hobart on June 20, the Royal Oak in Launceston on June 21 and the Sheffield Folk Club in Sheffield on June 22.

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DOWN WITH DOOM DOOM IS A RIDDLE TRAPPED IN AN ENIGMA. SINCE HIS FIRST SOLO RELEASE OPERATION: DOOMSDAY IN 1997, HE’S BEEN A HOT ITEM IN UNDERGROUND HIP HOP.

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The legendary Zev Love X first rose to prominence in the Third Bass classic The Gas Face way back in 89 and a few years later formed KMD with younger brother DJ Subroc and MC Rodan, releasing the classic album Mr. Hood. He followed up with the seminal Black Bastards, completed shortly after the untimely passing of Subroc, which was finally released after numerous setbacks, in 2001.

In 2004, Rhymesayers Entertainment released DOOM’s second solo album MM.. FOOD, over and above the hip hop fan base that DOOM had already built, the comical and quirky samples, along with the heavy food themes of MM..FOOD appealed to hungry stoners across the globe, expanding DOOM’s popularity even further. In 2004, MF DOOM joined forces with celebrated producer, Madlib. The collaboration, titled, Madvillain received widespread acclaim. With its deliberatelypop-radio-unfriendly approach DOOM had once again, successfully pushed the boundaries of what could be achieved when commercial success is not your modus operandi. With a highly anticipated second Madvillain album rumoured to be released before the end of 2012, the envelope is sure to be pushed once again.

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GIRL FEMALE MUSICIANS ARE STILL A MINORITY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY – ON STAGE, IN MEDIA AND IN MUSIC MANAGEMENT. WHY IS IT SO DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS?

EMMA KENNEDY – THE ROOBS www.myspace.com/theroobsrock www.rockinwiththeroobs.blogspot.com.au

However DOOM has received the most widespread success for his work on Danger Doom, with super producer Dangermouse. The Adult Swim endorsed project titled The Mouse and the Mask consisting of mainly DOOM raps over Dangermouse production (with a few notable guest MC and cartoon character appearances). The album essentially went viral (before that was such a thing) with songs like Sofa King, Old School and Benzi Box getting a lot of play in the iPods of hipsters and turntables of hip hop heads alike. With a constant stream of side projects under numerous aliases (eg. Take Me to Your Leader as King Geedorah, Venomous Villain and Vaudeville Villain as Viktor Vaughn), DOOM has proven to be one of the most consistent and consistently hard working artists in the industry. Utilizing samplebased production, and drawing influences from anywhere and everywhere (comic books, kids tv shows, 80’s R’n’B hits, rap classics etc.), DOOM’s style has proven to be completely unique, yet often imitated. SHANE CRIXUS

Having a female in the band has made us more approachable to the female punters at our shows. We like to have a good gender balance where everyone feels comfortable being up front of stage dancing. We’ve encouraged mixed gender or all girl bands to support us on the line-up such as Bad Luck Charms, The Kicks and Lady Insane and have supported bands with girls in them such as The Spazzys, Killer Birds, The Dirtbombs, X and recently the 5678’s.

Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel recently announced in Rolling Stone magazine plans to begin the process of transition into a woman, by taking hormones, undergoing electrolysis treatments and taking the name Laura Jane Grace. It will be interesting to see how the hardcore punk band’s appeal changes with a female front-person. What would happen if gender discrepancies in music were rectified, or even reversed? We asked four Hobart-based musicians how their experience would be if they were male.

LARA HEMBROW – ANTI-CHYNUS www.Anti-Chynus.bandcamp.com www.numberonehits.bandcamp.com

If I were male, I’d still play what I play and I’d think it was fucking ridiculous that we were overrun with all male bands. Well, we already do think that. My music does more than just reflect that I am a woman. What it does reflect is our social and personal experiences in life combined with some feminist undertones. My vocals may… or may not sound lower if I was a cis male.

If I were male: I would like to think that people treat me no differently. I’ve had very positive reactions and genuine compliments from both sexes on my playing. In the early days of performing, sometimes I’d feel a little paranoid thinking that male musos or punters saw me as being a novelty or the token female wondering if I had the “balls” to play proficiently. I don’t feel that way anymore as I know I can rock out just as hard as the boys!

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Just because I’m female shouldn’t mean that I get special treatment. I consider myself an equal and am of the opinion if you behave as an equal then you’ll get treated as one.

I don’t give a f**k about gender. My bandmates don’t give a fuck about it, and it wouldn’t make a difference to the way we play or the type of band we are in. But we do care about gender politics and LGBTI rights. I wish there were more bands with members who weren’t all cis male identified.

Would people treat me differently? If they were assholes, they would. But I’m lucky enough to surround myself with people who aren’t sexist assholes. If I was a dude, it’d probably be less likely that I’d have my ass grabbed by some random dude while I’m singing.

ZOEZAC VISIOU – THE MINCERS www.triplejunearthed.com/themincers www.wearethekicks.com www.soundcloud.com/zoezac

If I was male: I’d probably be in garage rock band just like I am now. Although I play in a grunge rock band, I do have respect for the softer more feminine types of music most people associate with females. However if I was male, I may have be taken more seriously as a professional, and may have been signed to record company. You don’t need a cock to play guitar and despite financial inequality between the sexes, you don’t need a bank balance to rock. Would people treat me differently? I may have been taken more seriously and may have had more time to put into my projects. As an independent female artist, I have had to toughen up a lot.

DOOM makes his first Tasmanian appearance at the Brisbane Hotel on Sunday June 10 supported by Crixus, Paddles, Dameza and Akouo. Tickets are $30 +BF from The Brisbane, Ruffcut Records and Oztix.

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BITS AND PIECES WITH... A QUICK Q&A WITH PADDY OF PADDY MCHUGH AND THE GOLDMINERS

Superman or Batman? Batman. He has all the cool toys, a butler AND he gets to romp with Catwoman. What’s more is he lives in Gotham City which is like New York on crack.... Batman makes Superman look like a small town nerd. City or Country? City. Being from the country I can confidently tell you that apart from two (or possibly three if you include Xmas 97) sexual encounters with my first cousin there was absolutely NOTHING else to do.

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Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash never swore at me. Love or Heatbreak? Heartbreak. Without it there would be no Country Music.... Also without heartbreak ‘Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ would have to change to ‘Tom Petty and The Lovemakers’ which sounds very seedy... Studio or Stage?

Johnny Cash or Slim Dusty?

Stage. That’s where it counts. Any one can start a band and record a few tracks in their ‘studio’ but unless you can get up on stage and deliver you are a nobody...just like Superman.

I grew up in Tamworth and was lucky enough to see Slim play many times. Once I even did his sound for him. He also swore at me once...so for this reason I will choose

Catch Paddy McHugh And The Goldminers (with Batman and Superman) at the Brisbane Hotel Birthday Bash on June 30.

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We get called a riot girl band but Benny’s a boy and I don’t see it like that, we are all just keen individuals I reckon. Physically, If I had a manly voice, I’d celebrate that gift by singing baritone in a barbershop quartet, or perhaps I’d stick to hitting drums hard, heating up and instead of dealing with it, I’d be feeling more freely inclined to whip my top off ‘cos I can. No qualms. So does gender matter? Nah I’d play in the same band for sure, with my delicious friends - Dogtower forever. You can suck my cock. I’m laughing, I’m joking. Both guys and girls can suffer from really big head syndrome. The only case where size in a human body sense, matters. You can be whomever you like, just don’t get too far up yourself. This behaviour affects the music I reckon. One forgets how to dance. Can somebody please dismantle my bike if I ever turn into a diva? Divas are dicks and bikes are deserved. BEC FITZGIBBON

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER (AKA DICK GRAYSON) I QUICKLY SCAN THE ROOM FOR MY INTERVIEWEE. I’M 10 MINUTES LATE AND DON’T WANT TO MAKE A BAD IMPRESSION – AFTER ALL, IT’S ONE OF MY CHILDHOOD HEROES I’M HERE TO MEET.

HOBART, MEET HELOISE

THE POPES

TASMANIA’S OWN HELOISE BRINGS TRUTH TO THE STATEMENT THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE BORN WITH MUSIC IN THEIR BLOOD.

PAUL MCGUINNESS HEADS DOWNUNDER WITH IRISH FOLK-ROCKERS THE POPES.

Having parents who were both music teachers, Heloise began singing at a young age. She received her first guitar at the age of nine, and it was then that she first entered the Newstead College Summer Rock School, which assisted in nurturing her talent. “The Newstead College Summer Rock School is where you enter a band and do workshops,” she says. “You select one song to play at the end of the week at the final concert. I did that when I was nine and continued up until I was sixteen. I started composing around the same time and then started playing in pubs when I was fifteen. I’ve just been doing it ever since.” Heloise best describes her music as eclectic folk, with its strange melodies captivating audiences. Her eccentricity is drawn from inspiration found in movies, artwork and the places she has travelled. With a career beginning at such a tender age, Heloise’s songs encompass years of work.

It doesn’t take long for me to spot him. Hiding in a dimly lit corner, clad in skinny black jeans, legs crossed, low-carb beer in hand, he could pass for any old hipster at this pub. But even with his three-day old stubble and outgrown haircut, I recognise that boyish face from a mile away. Affectionately known as ‘Robin, the boy wonder’ to the residents of Gotham City, Richard Grayson holds an air of confidence about him that belies his short stature. “Just call me Dick,” he says, shaking my hand lightly before I take a seat. I had expected more of an intimidating, handcrushing shake, with him being an exsuperhero and all. The world was told that Grayson had died in one of the last battles of the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ confronting the shadow demons. It was even reported that Jason Todd – his subsequent replacement as Robin – found his remains and buried him at Valhalla Cemetery. So how is it that I’m sharing a beer with the caped crusader himself in the relatively crime-free city of Hobart? “Why that’s easy...I faked my own death. Plain and simple. Wouldn’t you, if the entire world seemed to think that their fate was resting upon your shoulders? That’s a huge burden to bear. Come on, even Bruce did it,” Grayson reveals. “Wait, what?! Batman too?” I ask, dumbfounded. “Yes of course. No one can actually KILL Batman!” he chuckles. “But...” I am just about to launch into a million questions, when we are interrupted by a fellow passing by our table. “I don’t mean to disturb you both,” he begins, “but would you happen to be, well, you know...Robin? THE Robin?” “Well, I go by many names,” Dick replies with a cheeky grin. “Robin may be one of them...” “Well I’ll be damned! I saw you placed #11 in that IGN list of the ‘Top 100 Superheroes Of All Time’ last year - though if I may say, you 22

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“A lot of my songs I have been playing for a long time. There are a couple that the crowds seem to really like, such as The Rabbit; I enjoy playing that song. I wrote it after I watched Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, so it was a little bit inspired by that, but of course there was stuff that was going through my head that is also tied into the song.”

would’ve had my vote for number one!” the nicely dressed chap coos. The two say nothing for a while, holding stare, before the stranger pulls out a pen and a scrap of paper. He writes down a number and passes it across the table. “Call me sometime, you know, if you want someone to show you around town.” And with that, he leaves us to it.

Clearly a gifted solo artist, Heloise’s repertoire also includes performing in the band Horehound. Incorporating several other young talented Tasmanian musicians, the band took out first place in last year’s Tasmanian Rock Challenge.

I look over at Dick, who looks less than flattered. “I just can’t shake it, can I? Why do they think that just because I wear a costume and run around with other men in costumes that we all like listening to Boy George?”

“We [Horehound] started out last year around the time of the Launceston competitions and just whacked the band together so that the school [Newstead College] would have an entry in the

“But come on,” I stir. “You have to admit, that outfit is rather camp!” “Just because a man likes to dress up in rubber and spandex, does not mean he’ll be heading on down to the Queens’ Ball! I took a lot of pride in that outfit, I designed it myself! I based it on Robin Hood, no less. And that man was a serial WOMANISER; his whole “steal from the rich, give to the poor” thing went down well with the ladies. Well, that is before Maid Marian came along,” he says with a wink. Has he still got the Robin suit, then? “Yes, I do. Couldn’t bring myself to throw it out. Sentimentality, I guess. Though I spilled some red wine on it last time I wore it to a fancy dress party, and it’s a bitch to dry clean, let me tell you.” So will he be donning the rubber again for the superhero themed Brisbane Hotel Birthday Bash in a few weeks? “You know what... I think I’d like to try to be someone else for a night. Maybe Super Woman. I’ve never dressed up in women’s clothing before,” he says adamantly, though it comes off as unconvincing. ALI HAWKEN

If you’d like to catch Robin dressed as Superwoman, make your way down to The Brisbane Hotel Birthday Bash on June 30.

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competition. It just grew from there. We started out playing some blues stuff and then developed our own quirky style.” Heloise reveals that whilst she holds a deep love for Tasmania, she hopes next year to move to Melbourne in hope of furthering her music career. “You reach a stage in Tasmania where you plateau in the industry. I think we have a huge collection of really talented musicians down here who are doing some amazing stuff; we have plenty of interesting bands and solo artists. Some are happy to stay in Tasmania and cruise along, but I feel I really need to move to Melbourne to pursue music more.”

The Popes started as Shane McGowan’s backing band after The Pogues kicked his drunken arse out and after his poetic juices turned to pulp and froth. A couple more albums and then The Popes kicked him out too. But, whereas the Pogues went sweeter, The Popes went grimier. Paul McGuinness took over creative control and with their third studio album New Church they’re bringing a tour to Australia for the winter. We did not bother to ask about the Pogues legacy or any kind of fancy shadow reference, we just want to know the real issues like love, redemption and shitting in the woods. Warp: Who are you most afraid of in the world? And in yourself?

P: No regrets. No agonies. The way that it is, is the way that it is. Everything is just about learning. W: Do you think that drug use is a sideeffect of society? P: I think it’s a natural thing to want to self-medicate, but it’s all about the use and not the abuse. Abuse is definitely a side effect of our society and I’m not so sure we’re evolving... W: Do you ever look for peace, and if so, where and how? P: As I get older I feel I would be willing to do anything for a quiet life. Anytime. Any place. W: Do you think you know how to be honest?

After two consecutive years playing at Launceston’s Festivale and a recent stint to Sydney as the support act for an album launch at the Metro Theatre, Heloise’s live performances are in demand. She admits that the next stage is to record a proper EP, which is starting to come together.

Paul: I’m most afraid of myself, and as far as myself goes, I’m most afraid of my addictive nature; sometimes it’s a boon but it’s led me to some dark places. W: What do you associate more with: love or escape?

P: I really don’t know. I do my best to be honest; however, in the honesty stakes, my best is never good enough as I’ve said I’d do anything for a quiet life - even lie.

Heloise was also recently selected to perform at one of Tasmania’s biggest cultural events, the upcoming Festival of Voices. Getting the chance to display her talent as part of the Festival’s newest event, Voicebox, will be an invaluable experience for this rising star.

P: I associate with love mostly, but as soon as I’m in love I want to escape and vice versa.

W: What do you lot look forward to more when working together: heading into the studio or out on the road, and why?

W: Where do you prefer music to hit you – your head, your heart, or your bollocks?

P: It’s the old story: When I’m recording I want to be out on the road, and when I’m on the road, I’m looking forward to recording. Still, live gets my vote overall.

“It is a wicked opportunity. I went to the Festival of Voices last year and it was really cool. It is great something like that can happen in Tasmania. It will be great exposure for me.”

P: In the bollocks, of course.

REBECCA WHITEHEAD

Heloise performs at Voicebox on Wednesday July 11 from 7pm. www.festivalofvoices.com

W: Are kids in bands saying anything different or more insightful now than they were when you were a young man? P: It’s all been said before but each generation must hear it from their own, otherwise it just sounds like preaching. W: If there’s a predominant theme that The Popes can’t avoid, what would it be and do you love or hate it? P: That would have to be money. It’s a predominant theme in most of our lives, sadly. It’s the oil that the cogs need to turn, and it’s unavoidable. I FUCKIN hate it.

W: Do you think you’ll die happy? P: I’d like to die happy. Who the fuck wants to die miserable? I’m not sure if I believe in reincarnation, but if it’s real, well... I’m open to the possibility. The way that you die would have an effect on your rebirth I’m sure, however I intend to live forever. And then some... JARRED KEANE

The Popes are heading down under, making a pit stop at the Brisbane Hotel on June 14. www.thepopesofficialsite.com

W: Have you come to accept the regrets or the agonies you have in your life, and if so, when/how did this happen?

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UP FOR ACTION YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED BUT THE WORLD – AT LEAST, |THE ‘WESTERN’ PART OF IT – IS IN THE GRIPS OF ONE OF THE WORST FINANCIAL CRISES IN MODERN TIMES.

Although this may seem economic, it’s actual political, given that our political leaders are meant to manage our economies. Even before the ongoing GFC, it’s true to say there was popular disillusionment with politicians of all stripes. MPs are frequently ranked with real estate agents and journalists in public esteem. Yes, it’s that bad (only sex offenders and the likes of K Sandilands rank lower). But while traditional politics is in a slump, political activism, unaligned to political parties and driven by social media, is eclipsing it.

got up and are less about politics and more about action and change. “FU status quo” could be their motto. Okay, for the hair-splitters, they are sort of an offshoot of the Greens. But they are their own bosses and do their own thing. There’s a bunch of campaigns in the pipeline, with a same-sex marriage T-shirt design comp likely to be first off the blocks.

A scathing review from John Lethlean of the Australian newspaper slammed virtually every aspect of the restaurant, from the size, pricing, coherency and transparency of the menu to the fit out, and of course, to how dreadful he thought the food was.

Their poster girl, Madelaine Charles, 23, who has already stood as a Hobart City councillor, said she envisages big things happening. 

This elicited a defensive response from the head chef - Fabian Christoph (formerly of Restaurant 373) - in a Mercury newspaper article the following day.

It’s all about the issues, baby.

“As young people, we are disenfranchised by the major parties and their inability to reflect the majority view on causes like marriage equality, that’s where we step in,” she said. “Like youth-lead organisations, we see the need for the youth movement like us to become a progressive driving force for change on important issues in Tassie and beyond.

In Tasmania, there are groups like UNYA (United Nations Youth Association), the Oaktree Foundation, the YGs (Young Greens), the Wilderness Society, AYCC (Australia Youth Climate Coalition), GetUp, Greenpeace and a bunch of others.

“Why should our leaders wait for other countries to lead change all the while trying to ignore their moral obligations and human rights? We are now working collectively with young people from every state in Australia to inspire and to be inspired.”   

The YGs (an informal combo of the Young Greens and UTAS Greens) has recently, er,

Backstage, the YGs are frantically cramming the basics to deliver a national marriage

GetUp! is like a political party turned inside out. Instead of trying to create a tribe led by a messiah type figure, GetUp! has replaced the idea of “belonging” with that of “action”. It says to its members: “We don’t want your soul; we want you (and your money) to help fix things”.

WELL, THE MILL ON MORRISON HAS CERTAINLY ATTRACTED SOME INTERESTING PRESS LATELY.

MADONNA MEETS MICHAEL MADONNA IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP-SELLING FEMALE ARTISTS OF ALL TIME. NOT MANY PERFORMERS WOULD DARE TACKLE THE TASK OF BECOMING HER – EXCEPT FOR MICHAEL GRIFFITH.

equality T-Shirt design competition. The campaign isn’t a small operation, and involves social media (natch!), legal issues, creating websites, public launches, fundraisers and organising the final event. Zoe Kean, the YG campaign director, couldn’t be more enthusiastic about marriage equality, this particular campaign and the message it sends: “It’ll involve taking over social media and creating some inspiring and stirring art which people can wear!    “It is not just about being passionate about an issue; it is about getting the message out there and working towards a collective change. The T-shirt competition is a cool way for people to engage and not just say they care about marriage equality but wear it too.”

Griffith’s show In Vogue – Songs by Madonna to Tasmania, features as part of Tasmania’s largest winter cultural event, Festival of Voices. The idea for the show arose as collaboration between director and writer Dean Bryant and Griffith, who were roommates at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in the 90s. In Vogue is their first project together. “We both share the philosophy that Madonna is a gifted lyricist and this goes mostly unacknowledged. Her songs stand out as some of the best pop from the last 30 years and seemed the perfect subject material for a cabaret. The fact that I perform AS her came along a little later down the track...” Sitting alone at a grand piano, Griffith takes the audience on a journey of Madonna’s song writing talent and prominent life moments, also throwing in a few jokes at her expense, a feat for one of the opposite sex. “I perform as her, but I don’t mimic her or wear a dress; it’s actually quite absurd. I spend the show seated at the grand piano sharing the secrets of my success, the trials of being a working mother, my two failed marriages and extinct movie career all wearing a shirt, pants and tie and singing in my deep baritone voice. Luckily for us, audiences are always happy to suspend their disbelief and come along for the ride!” With Madonna having released over twenty-seven records and countless songs, choosing the selection for In Vogue was a challenge, one Griffith openly embraced. “We cram 35 different song references (sometimes just a rhyming couplet!) in an

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The competition has already got a large response from art students who we have spoken to in Tasmania and from other states as well, she says. “The issue isn’t so much joining us, it’s more about getting stuff done,” Madeleine says about getting involved the Young Greens. “So you can get involved with Oaktree or UNYA or us. What counts is stepping up,” she says. To find out more about the Young Greens and their plans, call 0433 718 234 or email madeleine.charles2@gmail.com TOM ALLEN

hour show, it’s a roller coaster once it gets started!” Griffith has previously performed in several stage shows including Priscilla Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You!, and the new Australian musical Prodigal. He is currently residing in New Zealand whilst performing in Jersey Boys. “At the risk of sounding clichéd, I look back really fondly on each show and couldn’t pick a favourite. Each one has been so different and has pushed me in different directions as a performer. The best thing about starting a new show is when you are terrified you won’t be able to do it - that way you are guaranteed to finish up with more skills.” Having never performed in Tasmania before, Griffith is looking forward to the chance to showcase his talent in the state. Voicebox, with its intimate cabaret performance space, provides the perfect set for In Vogue. “Cabaret is such a fabulous medium because it is so raw and exposing. As a performer we tend to rely on (and sometimes hide a little behind) the costumes, sets, props, lighting... But when all these things are stripped away you are left with the basics; storytelling and song. When cabaret gets it right, it can be incredibly thrilling and moving. I love it.” REBECCA WHITEHEAD

Michael Griffith is performing at Voicebox on Saturday July 7 at 6.30pm, and Sunday July 8 at 8.30pm. www.festivalofvoices.com

Then, that very evening, the Mill received the New Restaurant Award at the 2012 Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence. Internet reviews were also polarised - some seemed to be offended by the place, others said it was a fine addition to the Hobart dining scene. Who was right? Brimming with curiosity, I set off to find out. I fronted up midweek with a few workmates - a slightly unruly group, helped along by a few pre-dinner beverages. Once sighting us women dressed in our finery, cries of dismay about being underdressed were vocalised by those in our group that were less preened, and I wondered what type of impression we would make. No need to worry, the atmosphere was surprisingly casual, and any concerns of being out of place - or a little inebriated - evaporated in the happy hubbub around us. The menu was indeed expansive - starting with an oyster menu, then moving onto the tapas section, which was divided into $5, $10 and $15 plates. Further to that were mains dishes including a risotto, but mainly chargrilled items. Remaining were sides and desserts - and intriguingly - a relishes and pickles menu. We were intent on tapas, and set to carving up the menu for an ample supply of shared plates. Salt cod fritters ($5 for two) were the first cab off the rank. These seem to be all the rage lately, and having had some exquisite ones elsewhere, my critical keenness for them was sharpened, and although they did fall short in many ways - partly due to an odd texture and partly that they seemed over-fried - we did agree they would make fantastic beer food, perhaps at the end of a night, rather than the beginning. Pig’s head terrine with mustard dressing was quite enjoyable, though some controversy erupted at the table as to whether it was more a rillette than a terrine as there were no distinct layers, more that it was a melange of ingredients. I would have preferred it to be more refined and less chunky, but it was still good nonetheless. Pedro braised beef cheek ($15) sounded absolutely enticing but I was disappointed when it wasn’t all gooey gelatinous goodness, and instead a little bit stringy. Lamb neck on carrot puree ($10) alleviated my disappointment; it was melt-in-yourmouth heaven, and elicited “oohs” and

“ahhs” about the table. Goat cheese semolina gnocchi with rocket pesto ($15) was also a crowd pleaser - lovely plump gnocchi with a creamy texture and crusty panfried ends - definitely a winner. Roasted jerusalem artichokes with chestnut puree ($10) were also excellent with the artichoke’s waxy goodness contrasted with the sweet nutty puree. I dipped my spoon into a colleague’s lamb shank pie ($15), and it wasn’t terribly exciting, though passable. Others ordered the braised rabbit with olives, chickpeas and thyme crumbs ($15) and didn’t think much of it, saying the chick peas didn’t fit in the dish. By this stage, we were filling up, but decided to go one more plate before tackling dessert. The beauty of this place is that you can keep ordering more food as you go, until you are full, which I find wonderfully informal and a lot of fun. Some jamon and mozzarella croquettes arrived, which were sublime in contrast to the earlier brutish salt cod fritters, and were a good penultimate course. For some reason, the desserts are all sundaes. That was fine, we all chose one, and hoed in. I guess it accentuates the idea that this place is about fun food, and not pretension, to echo the head chef’s sentiments expressed in the Mercury article. And a merry time we did have. Down to earth staff helped facilitate our experience - and generally they were on the ball, only dropping off a little towards the end. The setting is neither here nor there - apparently the fit-out was done on a budget, but it doesn’t marr the experience at all. As for whether it is good value - we ate until we were full, drank to our contentment, and when we divvied up the bill, it came to only $70 each, which I think is very good for a tapas-style meal. It has not been uncommon for me to require another subsequent meal after tapas at other venues, where they fleece you of so much more money and let you leave hungry,

so I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The only thing that I was disappointed with occurred to me days later, when someone remarked about the crispy pigs trotters I then remembered that we ordered them and never got them. I will try them next time, because I am certainly going back. The standard is generally high, and thank god,

here is finally a high-end tapas place where you can actually relax and have fun. SARA WAKELING

Mill on Morrison is located at 11 Morrison St, Hobart. www.themillonmorrison.com.au

Drinks of the month IVORY

PLANB

Produced in Sweden, AIVY is an exciting flavored vodka combining pear, strawberry and mint. Enjoy on the rocks with fresh lime or ask one of our bartenders to whip up something creative! The Swedish are masters for creating all things original, if you like Rekorderlig, you will LOVE AIVY. $12.50

Stiffy’s Jaffa Vodka is a drink you just have to taste! If you have enjoyed Jaffas at all, in childhood or recently, you will enjoy Stiffy’s Jaffa Vodka. The flavour is excellent - jaffa orange on the front and mid palate with chocolate on the finish. The flavour is clean, natural and unmistakable. It is like having a jaffa in your mouth. Give it a go this month at PlanB or Syrup, we are doing $5 Stiffy’s Jaffa Vodka shots all mouth. Enjoy.

REPUBLIC BAR & CAFE Magic Hat brewery #9 Not Quite Pale Ale. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, notquite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it. 5.1% alc. $8 

THE BRISBANE HOTEL When it’s cold outside and you’re starting to sniffle, this drink will sort you out. A combination of whisky, ginger liqueur and Lemoncello it’s the good bits to warm the belly and sooth the icy aches. $8. The winter warmer shot.

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ANDREW LOOKS AT A BUNCH OF ART

Grimstone & Savery A new installation by Brigita Ozolins at Allport Museum, LINC, Hobart. Love or loathe her work, there is no denying Brigita is one of our premier contemporary artists. She has a room she designed deep within MONA, she had a huge display of books at the TMAG last year and she consistently makes big work with depth that is also broadly accessible. Grimstone & Savery is an installation that evokes the first two novelists in Australia, and it’s a joy to behold. It’s beautiful, eerie and has strong emotional content. You can get it in five minutes or stick around and listen to the wonderful archival sound aspect, and then be lured into the Allport museum itself. Where IS this Allport museum? In the State Library up on the corner of Bathurst and Murray, on the first floor. Smart phone users really need to know about this place as you can suck up free WiFi here as well, and it’s out of the cold and there’s a cafe. You likely recall the Allport anyway, as you probably went there on a school excursion and where stood over by a two teachers and a nervous attendant and told not to touch anything. You may have even though it dull, but you were

wrong, because after looking at the installation that lured me, I did a lap of the museum and successfully got really interested and gave myself the creeps as well. The artwork has a genuine Gothic sensibility that really works well – an aura of lost, hard lives, the allure of a rare object and the evocative wonder of sound all entwine to produce a precise feel. If you could construct a ghost from wood and electricity, this is how you would do it. The haunted feel of the work spills over into the exhibition space and the idea that everything on display had a life and was used by the once living, now long dead emerges. There’s lot of history in the Allport and Ozolins work brings it all to life. It’s on until July only so really, do not miss it. I fear it has been under-publicised a touch, and this is a shame as it’s a major work by a significant local artist. Art from Trash Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre Okay, I have bagged Tip-Shop art before and I always will, and there sure was some silly stuff in the 2012 Resource Collective show at the Long Gallery, but let me tell you – I like this show. The people behind it have shaped and

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crafted their annual event into a tool for community education and it’s increasingly successful just as that.

successful than others, but overall an incredibly strong show curated by Alicia King.

My visit coincided with that of many school groups and the place was filled with interested children learning things. There was plenty for them to get into, and lots of ideas about ecology, recycling and waste delivered in a useful way. There is a political agenda with Resource but it’s one I endorse, and even if I didn’t I’d still admire this show for the way it’s executed. It knows what it wants to be, it’s sharply and cleverly defined and it gets to the point fast. This is excellent community art, all the more impressive because it has learned from its own history – yes, I do go to laugh but in 2012 I stayed to admire. Nice one.

The show featured video by political extermists from Russia, the VOINA group – the four videos on display featured people walking into oncoming traffic, graphic shoplifting of frozen chickens (think about it. Or don’t, actually) and setting police cars on fire. Kira O’Reilly cavorted naked with a dead pig and there was some creepy performance from Mia Bailey. The VOINA work I was familiar with as this mob have been making waves in the art world and beyond in the last 12 months – you don’t set fire to police cars and post the resulting video on YouTube and not get noticed, really – but the other artist were an (un)pleasant surprise. Baileys’ work, examining ideas of sex, penetration, plastic surgery and beauty was hypnotically ugly and compelling. O’Reilly missed the mark for me – one of the two photographs that juxtaposed a human form with that of a pig worked one, the other not, but it was still strong material, and an excellent show. I want ugly, powerful, political art like this to infest our gallery spaces a lot more in Hobart, and if you didn’t seen this one, you missed one of the best shows on offer in 2012.

NSFW: Bad Samaritans Curated by Alicia King, at CAST It’ll be done and dusted as you read this but the Bad Samaritans at CAST hits all the right controversy buttons and then some. This is why everyone should keep your eyes on the gallery scene, just so you can see the filthy intense confronting art. There’s some stuff that shocks out at MONA but here was genuine hardcore brutality and confrontation – some more

PETER IS AN UNUSUAL ARTIST; I FOUND HIM CARVING A SAXOPHONE-PLAYING PENGUIN FROM SAND AT THE PENGUIN FESTIVAL.

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Five days and nights of playful, interactive and ambitious contemporary art, music and performance.

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I think part of the fascination of sand sculpture is that it won’t last for long. I often say I am a performer, like a person playing a guitar, but my performance is more permanent. The moment a guitarist stops playing, their performance has vanished, but the fruit of my performance will last for at least a few hours once I stop. Also, if my sculpture was made of concrete my services would not be required again.

Describe your main methods and materials? The only materials are sand and water and occasionally ice. The best sand is “fat sand” that brickies use. This sand contains some fine silt and a small amount of clay. This holds the sand grains together when it dries out. I ram the wet sand into bottomless boxes similar to the way rammed earth houses are built. I stack smaller boxes on top until I reach the desired height. The top box is removed leaving a block of sand to carve. When that layer is finished I remove the next box and gradually work to the ground level.

“Apart from the creativity, my studio enables me to share experiences and listen to those of others and the young people who come are food for my spirit,” Evelyn says.

The studio is open to the public for viewing however it would be wise to make contact prior to a visit as Evelyn can be found teaching elsewhere or off camping and painting, but she is always happy to share the company of visitors over a cuppa, so don’t be shy, drop in and say hi.

Do you purposefully make ephemeral art, or art that only lasts a short amount of time?

I have done quite a lot of work with sandstone. A couple of pieces people may know of are the three tiered fountain in The Conservatory at the Botanical Gardens, and the sundial at Government House.

all ages from playgroup to Tafe and Adult Ed. Being a Diabetic and for over 40 years and with the potential to lose vision Antonysen was inspired to pursue her passion for art while she was still physically able and believes she has gained a heightened appreciation of the ability to see.

Evelyn Antonysen runs the art studio from her home and provides a substantial varied program of workshops as well as maintaining her own art practice, service and small art materials retail. Classes originally began in the garage attached to the house, after five years of garage days she extended the area with a purpose built studio to house her ever growing workshop program.

Peter: I have no formal art training. My schooling and University was nearly all maths, science and engineering. I was doing some sandstone turning on a lathe about 20 years ago when I was asked to sculpt a couple of sandstone bears to put on gateposts. There were some sand sculpture competitions at Kingston Beach so we went as a family and started carving bears out of sand. These days I often work with and learn from some of the best sand sculptors in the world.

Do you make permanent pieces as well?

THE FORTH ARTS STUDIO HAS BEEN OPERATING FOR 20 YEARS IN THE NW TOWNSHIP OF FORTH.

During 2012 we can expect workshops for people to come and experience an art activity without committing to ongoing classes thus providing the opportunity of a try-before-buy situation as all the workshops include equipment and materials. There will also be the continuation of regular classes for adults and children.

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I was invited to Siberia a few years ago to compete in an international ice carving competition and won a prize. Part of the sculpture was a gearbox made only of ice. The gears meshed together and turned - the judges said they had never seen anything like it before! I also travelled to Scotland to build sand sculptures on the beach next to St. Andrews golf course while the British Open was on. I also go to Frankston in Victoria for 2 weeks each year and work on a big project with about 20 sculptors from all around the world. ELOISE MURPHY

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LAUNCESTON’S BUSIEST JUNCTION JUNCTION ARTS FESTIVAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IAN PIDD IS ADAMANT ABOUT TWO THINGS IN HIS CREATIVE VISION FOR THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL.

WORKSHOPS Painting for Relaxation: A relaxing and meditative approach to painting where participants allow themselves to become absorbed in the process and go with the flow. The session will incorporate a basic understanding of Zen principle or approaches to meditation to assist with this. June 23rd at 10am till 3pm at the Forth Art Studio, 51 George St. Forth, Costs $45 includes materials. Ph 64 282 675 or 0419 282 673. GRANTS The Seed Fund 2012 supports emerging musicians, artists and arts workers. Art on the Street is two grants of up to $5,000 each and are available to visual artists undertaking projects which deliver art to outdoor, or prominent indoor public spaces. Applications close July 9, for more information visit www. theseedfund.org

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES RACT Portraiture Prize. Emerging Tasmanian artists are invited to paint a portrait of a living Tasmanian who is important to them. It is also an opportunity to exhibit work in a professional exhibition and be in the running for some great prizes. Entries close June 30. For more information visit: http://www.typp.com.au/ Clarence Open Art Exhibition. Calling all artists working in painting, drawing, print and photomedia, entries close June 29, exhibition runs July 8 until August 9. For more information and entry forms visit: www.ccc.tas. gov.au or contact the Gallery Ph. 6245 8740. MORE INFO • Arts Tasmania - www.arts.tas.gov.au • Moonah Arts Centre http://mac.gcc.tas.gov.au/Pages • Tasmanian Regional Arts www.tasregionalarts.org.au

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Guide

Guide SOUTH PEPPERCORN GALLERY A co-operatively run outlet for the fine art and craftwork of local Richmond artists

ALLPORT MUSEUM Grimstone & Savery, Installation by Brigita Ozolins, Allport Museum LINC, 4 May - 3 July

PLIMSOLL GALLERY Dreamweavers, group exhibtition, ends Jun 15

ART MOB Dot to Dot, group exhibition, Jun 22 - Jul 10, OPENING Jun 22 at 6pm

SADDLERS COURT GALLERY Exhibiting over 100 Tasmanian artists & crafts people

BETT GALLERY David Keeling, Jun 1 - 30, OPENING Jun 1 at 6pm

SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE • LONG GALLERY: Le Gang: in the grey scale, Li Gang, May 25 – Jun 10, OPENING May 25 at 5.30pm • SIDESPACE GALLERY: Possession, Michael Morton, May 29 – Jun 6. Somoar - Objects of Memory, Lee Harper, Jun 9 - 16 June. Australian Native Beasts & Birds, The Spindle Tree fibre art competition, Jun 26 - Jul 2

CARNEGIE GALLERY An Awfully Beautiful Place: the Antarctic Art of Stephen Eastaugh, Stephen Eastaugh, Jun 8 Jul 1, OPENING Jun 7 at 6pm CAST Establishment - Three artist organisations at CAST, Inflight, Taxonomy & Sawtooth, Jun 8 Jul 22, OPENING June 8 at 6pm ENTREPOT GALLERY • MAIN: Painting Society, Jun 4 - Jul 12 • LOUNGE: I Felt Something, Hailey Gearman, Jun 4 - Jul 12 Clair Korobacz from Melbourne based artist collective One Step At A Time Like this preparing work En Route for Junction Arts Festival 2012. Photo: Justin Smith.

One was that the festival will bring Launceston to life, reframing the city and surprising audiences at every opportunity. The other was that if you come to the festival, which you should, you’ll have a bloody good time. The young and ambitious contemporary arts festival will be filling up Launceston’s Civic Square and CBD from August 22-26 this year with contemporary art, music and performance from a carefully curated selection of leading artists from Tasmania, Australia as well as the UK and Canada. Sharing a recent insight about the festival program, which will be revealed to the public on June 8 via Junction’s brand new website Pidd said: “With two of the bigger international hits coming to the festival there are only two cities in the world at the moment where you can actually experience both; one is London and the other is Launceston.” For a festival only in its third incarnation, that’s a pretty impressive claim to fame. Pidd, who also happens to be the founding Artistic Director of The Village at Falls

Festival is equally delighted about the line-up of Australia’s hottest and most interesting live musical acts scheduled for Junction’s pop-up live music venue come festival hub, The Junc Room. “There are usually very few opportunities to see the calibre of artists programmed for free” said Pidd. Yes free. The fact that the festival features over 50 free audience experiences and events, with only a spattering of shows that are ticketed dirt-cheap is possibly what sets Junction apart from other arts events. Accessibility to the arts is key and Junction encourages people to be as involved as possible in all the event has to offer. “We want people to exploit us mercilessly...” jokes Pidd. “It’s possible to come to the festival each day and night and not have to pay a cent.” Participation is also fundamental of the Junction Arts Festival experience. “We don’t want people to feel like they are stuck inside a gallery,” said Pidd. Junction invites and encourages audience members to actively participate in the works, not just be passive spectators. So to, local artists are

encouraged to embrace the opportunity to link up with the festival and collaborate with visiting international and interstate artists. This year, more so than in the past, Junction Arts Festival is setting up as many situations as they can in which people are surprised and awakened. The desired effect is that people will delve more deeply in the festival, experience as many events as possible and start a conversation about what they see. ALISON WILKES

FLEURTYS CAFE Benchmarking Birch’s Bay Outdoor Sculpture Trail & Prize, ends June 30 INFLIGHT MAIN SPACE: Viscous, Shit-eating, Godless Vermin, Tom O’Hern PADDY LYN MEMORIAL SPACE: Silence.Sound. Light.Cycles (in progress), Dane Chisholm & Lila Meleisea. Both Shows Jun 15 - Jul 7, OPENING Jun 15 at 6pm INKA GALLERY INC. My Sale, Inka Members, ends Jun 6 Following the Light, Ann Menzies, Jun 7 - 27, OPENING Jun 8 at 5.30pm Works on Paper, Inka Members, Jun 28 Jul 18, OPENING Jun 29 at 5.30pm JIMMY’S SKATE & STREET A chance to Appreciate, Joe Lomas, Jun 15 - 29, OPENING Jun 15 at 5.30pm

Junction Arts Festival is held from August 2226 in and around Launceston’s Civic Square and CBD. The full festival program and The Junc Room line-up will be released on June 8 via www.junctionartsfestival.com.au and Junction Arts Festival’s facebook page.

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146 ARTSPACE Latitude, Karin Beaumont & Vicki West, May 31 - June 28

BACKSPACE: The Stain, Meg Walsh, May 4 Jun 30, OPENING May 4 at 6pm

The 2013 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. Applications are invited for 12 months study overseas in the visual arts in 2013. Applicants must be Australian citizen or have permanent residency status and a graduate, of not more than five years by 30 June 2012, of a visual art degree. For more information visit: www.unisa. edu.au/samstag/default.asp Small Museums and Collections. Arts Tasmania is calling for applications from smaller public and community collections and museums to assist with the curatorial and collection management practices of Tasmania’s moveable cultural heritage. This program is particularly focused on improving information about collections, increasing public access to information and on enhancing curatorial practice and collection management. Applications Close: 9 July 2012, for more info go to www.arts.tas.gov.au

Performing Arts

Gallery

MOONAH ARTS CENTRE Traditional Cultural Aspects, Jun 20-30, OPENING Jun 20 at 6pm Women’s Karadi Aboriginal Corporation, Naidoc Week celebration, Jul 2 – 8 MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART Monanism, permanent collection Theatre of the World, TMAG & MONA collections, Jun 23 - Apr 26 2013

SCHOOLHOUSE GALLERY 60th Blake Prize Touring Exhibition ends Jun 17 SONA GALLERY Ongoing stock exhibition TASMANIAN LANDSCAPES GALLERY Luke O’Brien Photography. Art printing & mounting services also available TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY Within & Without, Colonial to Contemporary art, ends Sep 23. Isle of Many Waters, an exploration of Tasmania’s Waterways, ends Aug 26. Regarding Landscape, TMAG Collection, ends Sep 23 WELLINGTON GALLERY Thomas Anderson last available works original paintings, gallery open by appointment Ph. 6223 6643

NORTH DESIGN CENTRE TASMANIA 10 Design Journeys, selected group exhibition, ends Jun 29 HANDMARK GALLERY Jan Dineen Showcase, ends Jun 6 POWERHOUSE GALLERY Annual First Year Show, first year students at the School of Visual and Performing Arts, ends Jun 10 Illusions of a wall, Glen Butler, 13 -24 Jun, OPENING Jun 13 at 6pm SAWTOOTH ARI • FRONT GALLERY: Chance, curated by Victor Medrano, ends June 16. Jun-Jul: Group show • MIDDLE GALLERY: Works on Paper, Anne Morrison, ends June 16. Jun-Jul: William

Cheesman & Daniel Sowerby • PROJECT GALLERY: Shit, Amanda Davies, ends June 16. Jun-Jul: Mathew Carey • NEW MEDIA GALLERY: Whitepinkblack Noise, Matt Warren, ends June 16. Jun-Jul: Karin Chan * June-July Exhibitions run Jun 22 – Jul 14, OPENING Jun 22 at 6pm THE WILDERNESS GALLERY THYLACINE - The Tasmanian Tiger Exhibition (permanent). Peter Dombrovskis photography 2011-2012 season: The Apparent & the Abstract, Chris Bell. Colours of Iceland, Joshua Holko Retrospective, Richard Bennett. Wild Tasmania, Rob Blakers. Fluid Tasmania, Andy Chisholm. Flora & Fauna, Dan Giselsson. Liquid Light & Lalo Tahi, Darren Jew THREE WINDOWS GALLERY Changing Southern Midlands Artists

NORTHERN TAS BURNIE REGIONAL ART GALLERY Waterfront, Christl Berg Max Dupain. In Response, Rick Eaves, Lisa Garland & Peter Lord. Both shows end Jun 3 Artrage 2011, works by students from schools & colleges throughout the state. Bricolage Design Prize 2011. Both shows Jun 9 - Aug 5, OPENING Jun 8 at 6.30pm DEVONPORT REGIONAL GALLERY • MAIN GALLERY: North West Art Circle Annual Exhibition, local artist working in oils & watercolour, Jun 16 - Jul 1, OPENING Jun 15 at 6pm Dreamweavers, touring group exhibition, Jul 7 – Aug 19, OPENING Jul 6 at 6pm PARADOX BAZAAR Unique Tasmanian Art & Craft creations operated by, and featuring the works of, local Artists and Craftspeople and is constantly changing throughout the year www. paradoxbazaar.com.au ULVERSTONE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Botanical Art, North West Tas Botanical Artists Group, ends Jun 28 Flowers in oils, Rhyllis Chambers, Jul 1 – 31

THE SOUTH DANCE The Theatre Royal The Land of Yes & The Land of No, Jun 8 - Jun 9 Derwent Entertainment Centre 34th Southern Tasmanian Dance Eisteddfod, Jun 1 - Jun 10

Backspace Theatre

Australian Burlesque Festival, Jun 15

THEATRE The Theatre Royal

Sleeping Horses Lie, Jun 4 - Jun 5 Me and My Shadow, Jun 12 - Jun 13

The Playhouse

The Mousetrap, May 25 - Jun 9

CIRCUS Derwent Entertainment Centre Silvers Circus, Jun 15 - Jun 16

The North COMEDY Fresh on Charles

Fresh Comedy, Jun 20

DANCE Princess Theatre

The Land of Yes & The Land of No, Jun 15 - Jun 16

Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre

Me and My Shadow, Jun 15 Melbourne Ballet Company - Infinite Space, Jun 23

THEATRE Burnie Arts and Function Centre Sleeping Horses Lie, Jun 8 Perfect, Jun 30

Princess Theatre

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Sleeping Horses Lie, Jun 16 Footloose, Jun 27 - Jun 30

LOLLIPOP GALLERY + BOATHOUSE GALLERY Paintings by Caroline Kininmonth and Bridget Levy on exhibit throughout the year and continually changing * If you are an exhibiting gallery or space in Tasmania and want to be included in the Warp Gallery Guide email: gigs@warpmagazine.com.au

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Album Reviews

Album Reviews

When you think of Icelandic musicians, names like Bjork and Sigur Ros immediately come to mind. I had no idea that Of Monsters and Men came from the Nordic country, much less performed the style of music they do prior to listening to their debut record, My Head is an Animal. They’re kind of like an Icelandic Arcade Fire, with fanciful indie folk music which packs some vocal strength behind it.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL

Dirty Paws and Slow and Steady are the tracks I found to be the most similar to the band’s Canadian counterparts, with vocalist/ guitarist Nanna Brydis Hilmarsdóttir providing some honey-like melodies in amongst the icy folk arrangements which make up each track.

The album does well in showcasing the band’s talent as multi-instrumentalists and I found it hard to find a moment on the record where the vocals and lyrics became either complacent or stale. The lyrics are simple and it is in their simplicity that their true beauty is found; Love Love Love and King and Lionheart are two of the songs on the album where the back and forth between Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson is just gorgeous to listen to. In particular, I love the blending of keys in amongst the soft guitar rock elements; it is music which comes across so well because when you feel like you’ve been introduced to a completely isolated and stark soundscape, something rollicking and suddenly warm

ALABAMA SHAKES

CHET FAKER

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BOYS AND GIRLS

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OUTLAWS

If you like your soul raw and swampy with plenty of pain and heartbreak then you can’t get any better than the debut album from Alabama Shakes. Singer Brittany Howard’s vocals soar. She ranges from mournful to sultry to outright wailing, bringing to mind Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Janis Joplin. Backed by twangy guitar licks and a tight rhythm section, the result is deep-fried and delicious. The album simmers along, building up into some rockier moments with songs like Hold on and Rise to the Sun that are reminiscent of early Kings of Leon. But just as things get a little heated, it chills right back down into 60s Stax territory with songs like I Found You and You Ain’t Alone. A rockier album would have more commercial appeal so kudos to the band for sticking with their sound. Lo fi, hands off, production is what makes this album work. It’s a vintage sound with the instruments just doing their thing and plenty of space for Howard’s vocals to wrap around you. There’s been endorsements from Jack White, David Byrne and Adele. But leave any cynical judgements aside – this is a fantastic album covering familiar territory but doing it superbly.

Bawdy, rowdy, and unbridled, The Toot Toot Toots’ debut album is an unapologetic assault on your ears. It’s a raucous romp through convict Australia, with track after track of beer-swilling tunes emerging from the menagerie of horns, hand-claps and brutish lyrics.

The EP begins with I’m Into You, a rather minimalist, slow but somehow also dense number that oozes effortless charisma. It’s aptly titled; all the songs are very textured and really do fit the name like the proverbial glove. Terms and Conditions is a clear standout and sees Faker again start minimal before adding elements all over the place as the song unfolds.

With two EPs released; Curse the Crow and Stab Me Up Baby, the Toot Toot Toots have developed a reputation for notoriously wild live performances. Describing themselves as a “haphazard spectacle filled with sweat, glitter and trumpets”, one reviewer who saw them in action concurred that seeing The Toots live is an unforgettable experience – “It’s colour, movement, mania and rock ‘roll beauty; the crowd is dancing en masse, and everybody’s got a shit-eating grin”.

Cigarettes and Chocolate may not sound like two items that would go well together, yet the vocal samples and loops in this otherwise instrumental track go together perfectly. Nick Murphy, the man behind the bearded alias has crafted a really unique piece of work here. While artists can often release genre or career defining albums, it is extremely rare these days to be able to say that an artist has made a song or collection of songs that really are unique and something very fresh.

TARA SIMMONS – WHERE DO YOU GO

SUN COME UP – SANS GRAS

Effectively girlish fluff. I want to get my new 80s retro dancing shoes and wonder how many words I can rhyme with ‘Go’.

Sans Gras continue to stay out of convention and to grow bolder. This is unpredictable and engaging without any bitter desperation.

TOP FLOOR – SPLIT SECONDS If they don’t want a comparison to Midnight Oil they shouldn’t sound so much like them vocally or with clap track. It’s actually alright though.

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SOSE FUAMOLI

RUFUS – THIS SUMMER Someone wants their song to be on a Diet Coke ad... TRACKSUIT – BEAT UP RADIO Too easy. “Beat Up Radio” (repeated again and again to dull riffs in whiney voice)? You certainly did... THE THOMAS OLIVER BAND – GOIN’ HOME Get this - They went out on the weekend, got a little... y’know... and now they’re “goin home” with some simple blues/roots! Deep eh?

THE SCIENTISTS OF MODERN MUSIC A PERSONAL UNIVERSE

A Personal Universe is a varied mish-mash of electronica gold peppered with clever pop and rock cool that make the songs both catchy and layered; a cross between The Presets and Daft Punk with more of a conventional song writing process present in the vast majority of songs. Because If I Die is an absolute highlight and when you listen to the disc for the first time try not to wear our track two because it’s a

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS

NEW WILD EVERYWHERE

LOVE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

Tony Dekker and his band the Great Lake Swimmers are old hands in folk rock so when they don’t blow you away they deserve a good slapping. What they’ve done here is put together a short album of vague beauty like faded wallpaper in a mysterious house.

Ending their no-synth streak after almost 10 years, TheMagnetic Fields are reviving the sounds of their first release. Clocking in at under 35 minutes, this 15-track album almost aims to fit as many puns, rhymes and play on words as possible in every single song and it’s not a good thing.

Opening track On the Water takes the potential of a dream ballad and confessional then turns it into a forgettable lullaby. The chords don’t so much progress as they trudge through snowy leaves and Dekker’s vocals are amateurish; devoid of sincerity or more importantly, melody.

Opening with the irritating Your Girlfriend’s Face, high-pitched vocals, glossy synths and repetitive rhyming lyrics that aim - but fail to be - humorous, it’s almost a relief the song is only two and a half minutes long.

song you just can’t help listening to over and over again. It combines a chunky rock guitar riff with a collection of sounds that sounds what you’d imagine flying through space at lights peed to sound like in your head. Girl on Top is another great track and is not quite as fast and a little deeper and while not as instantly appealing, after a couple of listens it’s a clear stand-out.

Came gives the two singles a run for their money and is the song that really shows their song writing prowess as it is the most ambitious track. Honourable mentions go to Planetary Attraction and Sky Cats which are the best of the rest on what is a thoroughly enjoyable album that proves TSOMM have earned their place in the lab of Australian electronica. ALEXANDER CROWDEN

Homework involves some of the greatest double-entendres you will ever encounter. Cleverly as the song evolves it becomes clear that the lines sung can no longer be about sex as seems so obvious at the beginning and have actually been about “homework” the whole time. Happy You

Predictably rhyming lyrics are present in almost every song. There are a few redeemable moments – the jokes work on Andrew in Drag, mainly because they’re clever without being overbearing. The Machine in Your Hand tones down the irritable comical qualities and manages to be fun without being annoying. Though amusing at times, the jokes, puns and play on words get old after a few listens. By focusing too much on writing a concept album that they’ve lost touch with reality. And perhaps that’s the part of their charm, but very little of this album resonates. ANDREA GAVRILOVIC

SPIRITUALIZED SWEET HEART SWEET LIGHT

From Spiritualized we’ve come to expect grand cacophonous arrangements, layered with strings, guitars, vocal harmonies and whatever else Jason Spaceman can get his hands on. This is no exception with the trademark mix of spaced out rock, gospel and blues. Hey Jane is a stand-out. Starting off as a fairly straight jangly rock song, it finishes with a crescendo of noise and just when you’re ready for the next track it undergoes a resurrection –rising again into gospel territory. Get What You Deserve is the most

intense song on the album. The lyrics are as dark as they come and the string parts set against heavy guitar distortion makes the song even more disconcerting. While there are some great tracks here, the album lacks cohesion; disappointing after Ladies and Gentleman We are Floating in Space. It might be because this album was recorded between LA, Reykjavik and Wales, while J. Spaceman was laid up in hospital for six months. Sweet Heart Sweet Light is well worth picking up for the handful of killer tracks on it. J. Spaceman could be the unhealthiest man in rock and roll but let’s hope that there are plenty more galactic offerings to come from this sonic astronaut. Lee Kindler

Quiet Your Mind is more what you would expect and hope for. Despite Dekker’s bad habit of restricting his vocal range and pitch, the lyrical composition seems well thought through and most songs are just littered with sweet turns of phrases. It is tempting to think that the album would just serve better if you read the lyrics as a book of poetry while the wonderful strings were let loose somewhere in the background. Erik Arnesen and Miranda Mullholland work together on Banjo/Electric guitar and violin but other than that, whatever imagery or thematic revelation they were trying to create seems to have fallen flat. JARRAD KEANE

MEL DRUMMOND

Single of the month

BLOWN INTO THE WIND – SIMONE & GIRLFUNKLE They totally have “pretty” nailed, but the poetry is not in your strings and harmonica girls, it’s in actually complex and incisive lyrics.

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While I absolutely respect the enthusiasm and energy they deliver during the whole Outlaws album, I sometimes found the gravelly vocals a little too affected and distracting. My favourite song on the record is Fare Thee Well, Jesse, which is more pared back than the rest of the album and more Bar-room ballad than brawl. I’m keen to hear what these guys do next and I don’t doubt if The Toot Toot Toots were in a musical shootout, there wouldn’t be a man, or band left standing.

ALEXANDER CROWDEN

A Personal Universe is the follow up to Electronic Sunset from a few years back and there’s no doubt that Hobart’s finest The Scientists Of Modern Music have a bit to live up to with this release, offering tantalising singles like Because If I Die and Girl on Top.

There’s an innocence in the themes and subject matter that Of Monsters and Men explore thoroughly and well on My Head is an Animal, yet it it’s an innocence that doesn’t become too twee or sugary-boring after the first few tracks. I’m very interested to see what lies ahead for the Icelandic act, as I think they have a great career ahead of them.

Chet Faker is generating a fair bit of interest of late. His ambient style of bedroom music is bluesy with a nod to legendary soundscape creator Brian Eno. Nothing about Faker’s sound is conventional, just when you think you’ve got him pegged, the very next song will unravel all that.

LEE KINDLER

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THE OYSTER MURDERS – THE SLEEPERS HEART Builds for two minutes ‘til a pregnant pause & choral vocals. Waiting and futility. Like a dream, it makes no sense to anyone but the dreamer. LADI 6 – 98 TILL NOW The repetitiveness is only disappointing because it goes nowhere. This could be a good hip-hop song with attitude to thank Missy Eliot for. THE KHANZ – PRESCRIPTION CULTURE Yes, spoiled youth take party drugs, and worse still, adults of all ages endorse controlling drugs. But listen to this quaint Caribbean fusion. JARRED KEANE

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Event Guide

Event Guide

Hobart Date

Venue

Acts / Start Time

JUNE Thursday

Friday

7

8

Sunday

Monday

Date Tuesday

Venue

Acts / Start Time

19 Birdcage Bar

Venue

Acts / Start Time

Billy & Randal 8pm

Date

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Ado and Devo followed by DJ Grotesque Steve & Fee

Glen Challice 9pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Joel Everhard

Brisbane Hotel

Quiz-A-Saurus

Irish Murphy’s

Kingborough Music Night - Joel Stibbard

Grand Poobah

Republic Bar & Cafe

Peter Hicks & The Blues Licks 9pm

Republic Bar & Cafe

C Bar

Karaoke

Dogtower - (stay away from that) Trapdoor Wednesdays @ The Poobah Swamp

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett

Irish Murphy’s

Kriegan Hill

Republic Bar & Cafe

Transusal Diamond Syndicate 9pm

Birdcage Bar

Jason Patmore 9pm

Brisbane Hotel

Guthrie (cd launch) + Transvaal Diamond Syndicate (qld) + Wing It

Irish Murphy’s

DJ Mac D

Observatory (Lounge Room)

DJ Grotesque

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

Republic Bar & Cafe

Shaun Kirk & Jono Coleman 9pm

The Alley Cat Thursday

14 Birdcage Bar

Josh Durno, Carly Fern & Gallant Trees

Rum Jungle followed by Tim Davies Duo

Brisbane Hotel

The Popes (ire) + The Ranters

Grand Poobah

Grand Poobah Night Market followed by bands

Brookfield Vineyard

Cocktail Party + Sitar Lounge 6pm

Irish Murphy’s

Joel Everard, Atari2600

C Bar

Karaoke

Ivory Bar

DJ Kenny Beeper

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett

DJ Grotesque

Irish Murphy’s

Fritz

DJ Johnny G

Republic Bar & Cafe

Hoot Owl 9pm

PlanB

Coven with Coven DJ’s

Republic Bar & Cafe

Sugartrain 10pm

The Alley Cat

Silver Sands

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Dr Fink

Birdcage Bar

Glen Valentine 9pm

Brisbane Hotel

All Ages - Save The Clocktower (cd launch) + Anguish + Whisperers + Depths 3pm

Brisbane Hotel Brisbane Hotel

Friday

15 Birdcage Bar Brisbane Hotel

Wednesday

Glen Challice 9pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Jason Patmore 9pm 18+ Dream on Dreamer (vic) + Save the Clocktower + Redemption Denied + Mother Mexico + Whisperers

Thursday

20 Birdcage Bar

Where’s Mary 8pm

DJ Beerex

Republic Bar & Cafe

Daniel Champagne 9pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett

The Alley Cat

Tane Emia-Moore, Joe Oppenhiemer & Jackson Thornton

Grand Poobah

(Stay away from that) Trapdoor Wednesdays @ The Poobah Swamp

Joel Everard 9pm

Irish Murphy’s

Joel Everard

M.O.1.O + Oceans/Polani/Dead Comic Trio + Lords of Leisure + Untermorast

Observatory (Lounge Room)

DJ Grotesque

C Bar

Karaoke

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett

PlanB

John Course & Andy Murphy

Republic Bar & Cafe

Son Del Sur (Cuban Salsa) 9pm

Republic Bar & Cafe

Ray Martians 9pm

The Alley Cat

Dark Matter of Story Telling, Simon Windley & James Mackey

Brisbane Hotel

22 Birdcage Bar

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Sticks and Kane followed by Tim Davies Duo

Irish Murphy’s

Joel Everard, Dr. Fink

Grand Poobah

18+ The Scientists of Modern Music (album launch) + Acumen + Tommy Corrosive

Ivory Bar

DJ Grotesque

Observatory (Lounge Room)

DJ Millhouse

Glenn Richards (Augie March), The Native Cats, Elvis the Pelvis, Joyce & Markeesh & Bebe Sparkle

(front bar) - Late Night Krackieoke w/ MC Boxhead (make a box hat night)

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

PlanB

Finch, Lovell

C Bar

Michael Clennett 8pm

Republic Bar & Cafe

Lincoln LeFevre + Local Supports 10pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

DJ Johnny G

The Alley Cat

Truckshow & Spielbergs Dog

Grand Poobah

Noise Etc Going Away Party w/ The Native Cats, Treehouse, Wasted Idol & Sam Upton

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Big Swifty

The Waratah Hotel

The Sin & Tonics + Snapback 9pm

Sticky Sweet

Ivory Bar

Humpday DJ’s official Afterparty feat: DJ’s Millhouse, Mez and Grotesque

Brisbane Hotel Brisbane Hotel

All Ages - Dream on Dreamer + Save The Clocktower + Anguish + Whisperers + Depths 3pm 18+ - Blackie (Hard Ons) Fundraiser + The Roobs + Dog Tower + Woof Woof

Meadowbank Estate

Virtuosi Tasmania - Violin Piano - Sister Act 11am

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

Brookfield Vineyard

Alma Da Vida

PlanB

Lids, Corney, Lovell

C Bar

Tony Voglino 8pm

Republic Bar & Cafe

Hump Day Project 10pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

DJ Jim King

Sails

Billy Whitton 6pm

Irish Murphy’s

Pirates of the Cover Scene

The Telegraph

Ado and Devo followed by Dr Fink

Ivory Bar

The Waratah Hotel

Seth David & The Beautiful Chains w/ support TBA 9pm

Parachute Youth Official After Party feat: DJ’s Simon Lovell, Lids and Millhouse

Moonah Arts Centre

Queens of Country with Kaye Payne 7pm

Jason Patmore 8pm

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

Brisbane Hotel

DOOM (usa) + Crixus + Dameza + Paddles + DJ Akouo

PlanB

Lids, Corney, Lovell

Brisbane Hotel

Rock n Roll Bingo w/ Timmy Jack Ray

Republic Bar & Cafe

Parachute Youth + Jesse 10pm

Brookfield Vineyard

David Carr, Colin Dean and Andrew Colrain 12pm

Sails

Fee Whitla 6pm

C Bar

Pete Thomas 2pm

The Alley Cat

Pearly Whites & Bring Sophie To Me

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Tim Davies followed by DJ Johnny G

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Dr Fink

Irish Murphy’s

Ian Murtagh

The Waratah Hotel

Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento w/ Boil Up 9pm

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

Republic Bar & Cafe

Queens Ball Jubilee: God Save The Queen 9pm

The Telegraph

Serotonin 9:30pm

10 Birdcage Bar

11 Birdcage Bar 12 Birdcage Bar

Sunday

Brisbane Hotel Brookfield Vineyard C Bar

Bowerman & Parker 8pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Quiz Night 8:15pm

Irish Murphy’s

Billy & Randal 8pm

Brisbane Hotel

Nerd Night (console gamers night)

Republic Bar & Cafe

Baker Boys Band 9pm

17 Birdcage Bar

Republic Bar & Cafe Monday

18 Birdcage Bar Republic Bar & Cafe

Saturday

Irish Murphy’s

Ben Castles, Ethol the Frog

Ivory Bar

DJ Millhouse

Observatory (Lounge Room)

DJ Grotesque

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

PlanB

Lids, Lovell

Republic Bar & Cafe

Sin & Tonics + Truck Show 10pm

The Alley Cat

International Dragons, Little Black Lambs & The Shits

Thursday

28 Birdcage Bar

Glen Challice 9pm

C Bar

Karaoke

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett

29 Birdcage Bar Brisbane Hotel

Mess O’ Reds + Better Than Jesus + Pearly Whites

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Tim Davies followed by Ado and Devo

Grand Poobah

Bennys Birthday World Party

Irish Murphy’s

Joel Everard, Dr. Fink

Ivory Bar

DJ Malakai

Observatory (Lounge Room)

DJ Millhouse

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

PlanB

Frisky LaVista 10pm

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by The Smashers

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Dr Fink

The Waratah Hotel

Clubhouse Comedy - Justin Hamilton + Anna Kidd + Peter Escott + Mick Lowenstein 8:45pm

The Waratah Hotel Saturday

Glen Challice 9pm

King Pin & The Blackberries 9pm Jason Patmore 9pm

Republic Bar & Cafe

23 Birdcage Bar

Jed Rowe 9pm Where’s Mary 8pm

Republic Bar & Cafe Friday

Quiz Night 8:15pm Billy & Randal 8pm

Republic Bar & Cafe

Bone Rattlers + Johnny B & The Goodes + The Lucky Dips + Smokestack

Tim Davies followed by Ado and Devo

Irish Murphy’s

Republic Bar & Cafe

Jason Patmore 9pm

Brisbane Hotel

Jason Patmore 9pm

27 Birdcage Bar

DJ Millhouse

Observatory (Main Room)

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

16 Birdcage Bar

Wednesday

Observatory (Lounge Room)

Lucy Wise and Mischa Herman

Saturday

26 Birdcage Bar

DJ Mac D

Brookfield Vineyard

Virtuosi Tasmania - Violin Piano - Sister Act 6pm

Tuesday

Wahbash Avenue 9pm Bowerman & Parker 8pm

Joel Everhard

Acoustic Night

Home Hill Winery

25 Birdcage Bar

Irish Murphy’s

21 Birdcage Bar

Friday

Monday

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Brookfield Vineyard

Republic Bar & Cafe Tuesday

Acts / Start Time Where’s Mary 8pm

Brookfield Vineyard

Observatory (Main Room)

9

Venue 13 Birdcage Bar

Birdcage Bar

Observatory (Lounge Room)

Saturday

Date Wednesday

30 The Waratah Hotel

Versions - Red Hot Chilli Peppers 9pm A Paperthin Party - Mexico 9pm

Brisbane Hotel

18+ - Over Reactor + Deligma + The Witching Tree

Birdcage Bar

Sticks & Kane 9pm

C Bar

Girl Friday 8pm

Brisbane Hotel

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

DJ Jim King

Derwent Entertainment Centre

Guy Sebastian

Grand Poobah

Drakezilla (NSW) + Mdusu + Stray + Aimz + Skurgeone 9pm + Gorilla Pits in the Kissing Room

Irish Murphy’s

Ben Castles, Ethol the Frog

The Brisbane Hotel’s 5th Birthday Bash!! SUPER HERO ALTER EGO PARTEEE!! w/ Mikelangelo & The Tin Star (vic) + Paddy McHugh & The Goldminers (qld) + Pines + Black Mourning Band + Brand New Second Hand “Dance” w/ DJ BTC + Sister Olivia + DJ Nomad + Dusty Bottoms + DJ Doorbitch

Ivory Bar

Regrooved presents Paul Master and MC Kitch supports Mez and Grotesque

Brookfield Vineyard

Reduce the Carbon Footprint Ball with “The Fabs” (60’s band)

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

C Bar

Tony Voglino 8pm

PlanB

Lids, Lovell, Finch

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

DJ Millhouse

Republic Bar & Cafe

Boil Up (Reggae) 10pm

Grand Poobah

Badboogiebass Show in the Kissing Room

Sails

Billy Whitton 6pm

Irish Murphy’s

Pirates of the Cover Scene

The Alley Cat

Sam Brittan, Alan Gogol & Asta Binnie

Ivory Bar

The Telegraph

Ado and Devo followed by Sticky Sweet

Ivory Bar presents Indian Summer DJ’s, supports Mez and Kenny Beeper

The Waratah Hotel

The Dark Matter of Story Telling + Truth About You + Seth Henderson 9pm

Observatory (Main Room)

DJ Beerex

PlanB

Nik Fish - Wild - Hard Bass Anthems Launch Tour

Cliff Joins the Beatles! Celebrating 50 years of the Beatles 8pm

Republic Bar & Cafe

Funk Band 10pm

Sails

Billy Whitton 6pm

Jason Patmore 8pm

The Alley Cat

Charge Group

Carl Rush 8:30pm

Brisbane Hotel

Rock n Roll Bingo w/ Timmy Jack Ray

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Dr Fink

Bowerman & Parker 8pm

Brookfield Vineyard

Teresa Drozdz (Lunch)

Joe Pirere 8:30pm

C Bar

Manhattan 2pm

Jason Patmore 8pm Rock n Roll Bingo w/ Timmy Jack Ray Colin Dean (lunch) Billy Whitton 2pm

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre

Sticks and Kane followed by DJ Grotesque Ian Murtagh

Sunday

24 Birdcage Bar

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Event Guide

S L I N G S H O T

Launceston Date

Venue

Acts / Start Time

JUNE Wednesday

6

The Royal Oak

Mick Attard in the Bar

Thursday

7

The Royal Oak

The Cubas in the Bar

Tonic Bar

Dave O’Neil

Bolters Bar

Chris Lynch 7pm

The Royal Oak

Dave Adams and The Purple Cane Church in the Bar

Tonic Bar

Julz & Lee, Ian Holman 7pm

The Royal Oak

Shaun Kirk with Jonno Coleman in the Boatshed

Tonic Bar

Nic & Carmel, Damian Maloney 7pm

Sheringham

Virtuosi Tasmania - Violin Piano - Sister Act 2pm

The Royal Oak

Open Folk Session

Friday

Saturday Sunday

8

9 10

Wednesday

13

The Royal Oak

Baker Boys Showcase in the Boatshed

Thursday

14

The Royal Oak

Samuel Bester in the Bar

Friday

15

Bolters Bar

Chris Lynch 7pm

The Royal Oak

Paradigme in the Boatshed

Saturday

16

The Royal Oak

Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, Guthrie and Boxmoney in the Boatshed

Sunday

17

The Royal Oak

Open Folk Session

Wednesday

20

The Royal Oak

Scott Haigh in the Bar

Thursday

21

The Royal Oak

Daniel Champagne in the Boatshed

Friday

22

Bolters Bar

Geale Bros 7pm

Country Club Show Room

Cliff Joins the Beatles! Celebrating 50 years of the Beatles 8pm

Tonic Bar

Julz & Lee, Damian Maloney 7pm

The Royal Oak

Tasmanian Jazz Festival

Tonic Bar

Erin & Cabe, Damian Maloney 7pm

Saturday

23

Wednesday

27

The Royal Oak

Mick Attard in the Bar

Thursday

28

The Royal Oak

David Knight in the Bar

Friday

29

Bolters Bar

Andy & The Woodman 7pm

The Royal Oak

Rick Steward in the Bar

Tonic Bar

Erin & Cabe, Ian Holman 7pm

The Royal Oak

The Old Lyric Theatre in the Bar

Tonic Bar

Nic & Carmel, Ian Holman 7pm

Saturday

30

NORTHWEST Date

CITY

Venue

Acts / Start Time

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Tapas Trivia 7pm

JUNE Wednesday

6

Thursday

7

Devonport

Molly Malones

Proud Phoney 8:30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Shaun Kirk / Ella Rose 8pm

Friday

8

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Unit 9:30pm

Saturday

9

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel

Jase & Jesse 9pm

Devonport

Molly Malones

Gypsy Rose 9:30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

T M G 9:30pm

Sunday

10

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Unit Acoustic 8pm

Wednesday

13

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Open Mic 7pm

Thursday

14

Devonport

Molly Malones

Unbalance 8:30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Guthrie / Transvaal Diamond / Tim Roberts 8pm

Friday

15

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Three Faze Three 9:30pm

Saturday

16

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel

Kram 9pm

Devonport

Molly Malones

Cheeky Monkey 9:30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Guv’Nor 9:30pm

Sunday

17

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

C J 6pm

Thursday

21

Devonport

Molly Malones

Jerome Hillier 8:30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Neil Gibson 8pm

Friday

22

Devonport

Spurs Saloon

Over-Reactor

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Unbalanced 9:30pm

Saturday

23

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel

Jerome Hillier 9pm

Devonport

Molly Malones

Ring Masters 9:30pm

Sunday

24

Thursday

28

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Evil Cisum 9:30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Kelly Rose 6pm

Devonport

Molly Malones

Kram 8:30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Chris Meek 8pm

Friday

29

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Linolium (No FX Tribute) 9:30pm

Saturday

30

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel

The Pure Blondes 9pm

34

Devonport

Molly Malones

Unbalance 9:30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Ringmasters 9:30pm

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BRISBANE HOTEL TICKETS FROM VENUE RUFFCUT & OZTIX

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Warp Magazine June 2012