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News in Brief SPLENDOUR IN THE FALLS Two thirds of the coalition that runs The Falls Festival stepped down from office recently, both with babies on the way, but all is still well in The Republic of Fallsland. Their departure opened the door for talks with neighboring country, Splendour in the Grassia. Forming a new partnership are Simon Daly from Falls Fest, and Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco from Splendour. No changes for either festival are planned at this stage, and I’m not here to speculate, but I’m hoping they rename it The Fall-In-TheGrass Festival. Fun times.

ROCKWIZ GENIUS

give Wrest Point a call, hey, you could grab some tickets while you’re on the line.

LINC RESONATES Splendidly bearded, (formerly) radly dredded, all-around-nice-guy Lincoln Le Fevre has been steadily making moves of late. His press-release says this “He is a little bit punk, a little bit country, a little bit rock’n’roll. He’s no bullshit, no pretences, immediately relatable and 100% approachable”, I’m happy to run with that. Linc’s new album Resonation hits shelves (haha, like music still lives on shelves these days) on October 12, and he’ll be following it up with an east coast tour (that’s east coast of mainland Australia - sorry, St. Helens!). He’ll be hitting the Republic Bar on Wednesday October 24, the Royal Oak Boatshed in Launceston on Friday October 26, and Red Hot Music in Devonport on Saturday October 27. Check the usual spots for ticketing deets.

FUTURE OF EMI EMI Music and Future Entertainment are powerhouses in their respective fields within the Australian music industry. So, with their powers combined, they, are, Captain Planet! Wait, no, that’s not right. They are joining forces though. “Future Music” will see the release of various compilations, artist signings from big international superstars through to the hottest emerging local talent, ticketing bundle offers, brand partnerships and much more to be announced soon. Future Music will undoubtedly make a huge impact on the Australian Music Landscape, dance music in particular, keep an eye/ear/ nose out.

FRANKIE’S SAVIOUR ROAD TO DISCOVERY

Frankie magazine dubbed songstress Ainslie Wills as their “Musical Saviour”. That’s something. Ainslie also recently appeared on Rockwiz, which is definitely another thing. Hobart gets its chance to find out what all the buzz is about, and catch Ainslie Wills live at The Grand Poobah on Friday October 26.

ABAF JUNCTION The Rockwiz Live - Some Kind of Genius tour announced a second show at Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, when is it scheduled? If you said Saturday October 6, you get the points. Anyway, we got a backstage sneaky peak into the artists riders, Wrest Point sure have their work cut out for them. Where the heck do you find an “Egyptian styled marquee with full sized boxing ring and female Irish sparring partners” (for Peter Luscombe on Drums) in Hobart? Or two “Allergy-free Yoga mats (one for pre show preparation, one for post show wind down) made from Rajasthani organic hemp.”? I dunno. But if you know, maybe you should

For the past decade, Telstra has been running the “Road to Discovery” competition for emerging local artists. The competition gives entrants the opportunity to play at a showcase, with the winner receiving a 12-month music mentorship package, including the ultimate experience of performing at the Americana Festival in Nashville USA. The Hobart heat of the “Telstra Road to Discovery” competition will be held at the Royal Hobart Show (Stage at Main Arena) from 6pm on Friday October 26, and will feature a performance by special guest host Catherine Britt, and 2009 Songwriter category winner Luke Webb.

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Launceston’s Junction Arts Festival won two ABAF (Australian Business Arts Foundation) awards at the Henry Jones Art Hotel recently. The Arts & Health Foundation Award was awarded to Junction Arts Festival and Kids Paradise, Pregnant Young Parents Support Service (PYPS) and cu@ home. Junction Arts Festival and festival partner Effective Naturally won the Toyota Community Award in recognition of their innovative partnership that aims to enhance local business and arts partnerships. WARP magazine would like to congratulate all involved! Big ups!

The Jagermeister Independent Music Award nominations have been announced, and “electronic-beat-pop” musician Chet Faker leads the pack with five nominations! Previous winners The Herd and The Jezebels also garnered nominations, along with 360, first timers Royal Headache, and notable acts such as Funkoars, Ash Grunwald, John Butler, Lanie Lane, House Vs Hurricane, Hermitude, Xavier Rudd and many more. For more information on the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards, pop along to www.air.org.au.

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Some kind of life-improving elixir. Preferably a purplish liquid in a little glass flask with a lid that goes ‘clink’ as I go ‘ahhh, that’s some good life-improving elixir’. What musical genre dominates your iPod? I do not own an iPod. It hurts my soul to be able to instantly and effortlessly access precious things that have taken others so much to create. You can own one if you like, though. Music’s the best thing in the world isn’t it? You wouldn’t say that if you’d sampled my life-improving elixir. And you never will. *clink... Ahhh...*

First song you listened to when you woke up this morning? Chimes of Freedom. Everybody worships something. That’s me on my knees right there. Last song you sang in the shower? I don’t stop singing. My life is one long medley featuring Queen, Buck’s Fizz, the 1989 PK jingle and Master’s Apprentices. Right now I’m singing Lior’s Jerusalem. If you could interview one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? I would interview myself when I am dead. We would discuss fear and infinity. When will your dreams die? Already cremated. Everything dies. Everything changes. Everything is re-born... So my new dreams will get their turn.


WAILING FOR THE WAILERS Sad news! All of here at WARP magazine were excited to see The Original Wailers play at Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, and we KNOW Dublo and DJ Grotesque were keen as mustard to support the legends. But alas, the gig had to be cancelled. The official statement reads like this - Due to a legal dispute with the copyright holders of the trademark “THE WAILERS” in Australia and New Zealand, The Original Wailers Australian tour has regrettably been cancelled. Anybody who has so far bought a ticket can seek a full refund from www. tixtas.com.au

ILLY BRINGS IT BACK

STREAMS OF WHISKEY

move to Princes Wharf 1 (PW1) on Hobart’s iconic waterfront beside Salamanca Place. The two-day event now has a reduced capacity and with only 3000 tickets available, patrons are urged to get tickets now to avoid missing out. “The Temper Trap and Missy Higgins have been killing it overseas and we are super excited to have both acts for this Hobart event,” organiser Brendan Self said. “The Temper Trap are only doing one Australian show outside of supporting Coldplay and it is Soundscape, we are in for a treat.”

If you’re into Pogues covers and Irish classics (and let’s face it, WHO ISN’T?!), you’ll be wanting to get along to The Brisbane Hotel in Hobart on Saturday October 27 to catch Streams of Whiskey. Streams of Whiskey features members of bands MYC, Mutiny and The Currency, and will be ably supported by Johnny Gibson & The Hangovers, and Craicpot. Cover charge will be $10/$12, only slightly more than the glass of cheapish whiskey you should have in your hand while watching the bands.

With the event maturing and looking to appeal to a broader demographic, the entire festival set up, lay out, facilities, beverage and food offerings will reflect this. The reduced capacity has however forced organisers to make some tough decisions and with licensing laws requiring fencing for drinking areas and caged areas to allow for all ages audience, Soundscape Festival is now an 18-plus only event.

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Melbourne’s uber-cool-uni-student-rapguy Illy just dropped another album, so that should give you something new to listen to while you get your spray-on tan and hair extensions did. Illy’s third album on Obese Records, titled Bring It Back, features Pez, Thundamentals, Reason, Mantra, Grey Ghost and more. Production credits going to M-Phazes, Trials (Funkoars), Billy Hoyle, One Above and Ta-Ku. Also from the Obese camp, Spit Syndicate just dropped their new single Beauty in the Bricks from their early 2013 release Sunday Gentlemen. Check it out.

“The costs associated with catering for both the over 18 and under 18 market are too high and so is the risk of not complying. There is more pressure than ever on licensed events and Tasmania already has two music events that do a great job of catering for the all ages market. Soundscape has to become a boutique event to ensure its survival and success, this move will upset some but will be welcomed by many.” www.thesoundscapefestival.com

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DJ GIGAMESH Minneapolis producer and DJ Gigamesh makes his first appearance down under in September and October, and as part of a tour that will take him all around the country, he’ll be stopping off in Hobart for one night only. Gigamesh has been making a name for himself by reworking tracks by artists such as Foster the People, and Ladyhawke. He’ll be playing at The Metz down in Sandy Bay on Saturday October 6, and it’s a free gig. Gotta love a free gig. Pity the booze isn’t free too, right?

TASPRIDE MASQUERADE Tasmania’s one and only Halloween Ball for the GLBTIQ Community and their family and friends, the one and only Deathly Masquerade Ball (and after party) is back once again. This year it will be taking place in The Void at MONA. Live music will be provided by The Sin & Tonics, and there’ll be door prizes, and prizes for best costume. Tickets are $25.30/$20.30 Concession/ $15.30 TasPride members, or $5 more at the door (Booking fee included). Numbers are limited, so get your tickets early! The Deathly Masquerade Ball takes place on Saturday October 27, from 8pm to 3am. Be there!

Brisbane’s own Indie-folk-country-soul oddballs Texas Tea are hitting Hobart to launch their latest album, Sad Summer Hits, which will be on shelves everywhere from October 12. Texas Tea are something of a phenomenon in the QLD, topping 4ZZZfm’s Hot 100 two years in a row, and with a reputation for putting on a killer live show, they’ll be visiting ye olde Brisbane Hotel on Thursday October 18, it’s $10 on the door, and those doors open at 8pm. Support choons will be provided by Monsters Of The Id, and Ben Lawless.

SOUNDSCAPE @ PW1

So Soundscape Festival has a new date, a new location and a new format for 2012. Going boutique, the festival has made the

Former Talking Heads frontman and celebrated multimedia artist David (Oh!) Byrne will headline Hobart's MONA FOMA festival in January. Byrne will be performing alongside New York singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent, (AKA Annie Clark) on Sunday 20 January. The duo recently collaborated and released their first record together, Love This Giant. MOFO curator Brian Ritchie was ecstatic to have landed Byrne for the festival. “I think he's the perfect artist for MOFO, because he crosses all these different fields of endeavour while always maintaining a freshness to his work.” The full MOFO program will be announced on Friday 5 October. www.mofo.net.au

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Music

FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT TZU

1. Yeroc and Countbounce are (amateur) master chefs. Ask them about any and all of your cooking conundrums. With Yeroc it runs in the family; one of his older brothers is the New Zealand Masterchef champion, and his mother holds the record for the world’s largest scone. 2. PasoBionic is a keen rock climber. Finally the lanky frame pays dividends. Years of trying to perfect crabs and flares also helped with tendon strength - it’s all about tendon strength. Did you know there are no muscles in the human hand? 3. Joelistics started his musical adventures as a drummer in a punk band called the ‘Mechanical Bumcheeks’. Seriously. 4. Once shared the stage with Jet... BEFORE the Apple iPod ad! At the 2002 Meredith Music Festival, TZU played after a relatively unknown band of skinny lads in tight black jeans. “Who are these skinny, sweaty rock lads?” Paso remembers thinking as TZU walked past them onto the stage. Those rock lads went on to conquer the world. That band was Jet. 5. Yeroc can levitate. Well, kind of. TZU’s first EP (2001’s um... just a liddlbidova mic check) featured an illustration on the cover of the 4 band members which was a tracing from a photo. After the initial run, Paso noticed that Yeroc seemed to be ‘floating’ and so dropped him back down to where he should be. Unbeknownst to anyone, Yeroc was standing on bricks for the photo shoot. Look out for the now special edition ‘Yeroc In The Sky’ version of the EP! Or as Yeroc likes to call it, the ‘proper’ version. PASOBIONIC

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RUNNING WITH THE WIND DAPPLED CITIES RETURN TO THEIR PROG ROOTS WITH THE UPCOMING LAKE AIR LIVE TOUR. DAVE RENNICK CHATS ABOUT BAND LONGEVITY AND PERFECT TIMING. The response for Dappled Cities’ fourth record Lake Air has been overwhelmingly positive; considering it’s the first batch of new material the band has released since 2009’s Zounds, it’s fair to say that Lake Air was born at the right time. Vocalist and guitarist Dave Rennick is the first to admit that Dappled Cities took longer than usual to bounce back from the intensity revolving around Zounds’ production period. “When we finished Zounds, we were pretty exhausted because it was a big record to do and it took a long time and cost a lot of energy. Touring it also was really quite broad; we went to the States and to the UK… we lived in UK for a while and then did the big Australian tour. When we came to starting to think about the next record, we were like, ‘Let’s just do something really tight and just rein it all in and make it a pleasure of a record’. That was the idea.” “When we got into the studio, it was a breeze to make – we were literally skipping around the studio with smiles on our faces and just picking up instruments and plucking out a melody and just leaving it there, not worrying about it anymore! “We didn’t labour over melodies or sounds or anything and we didn’t dwell on effects and effects pedals and that sort of thing; that’s the kind of thing we’d done in the past. But this time, we were very much at the inspiration of our co-producer Jarrad

[Kritzstein]; we just put down whatever we want and moved on!” Having been a big part of the Sydney music scene for more than a decade, the muchflogged topic of success and Dappled Cities (or the band’s other incarnations) in the Australian industry creeps into the interview. Rennick offers a refreshing perspective on how things have changed since he and his band mates entered the scene, now one of our country’s most vibrant and productive. “It’s kind of like a double-edged sword having released so many records… We always try to be ambitious with every record we do, and as a result, we get some people who prefer some of the previous stuff we’ve done, whereas there are some people who are happier to embrace new material and new direction. That comes from being in the band for so long; that’s something that we’re quite happy to have under our belts.

Kicking off with two shows in Darwin, the band will be taking Lake Air to all corners of the country, including a return to Tasmania. “We’ve never been to Darwin before; it’s going to be very exciting to play there! Another one of our favourite places to play is Hobart and we’re going back there again. It’s a lot of fun to rock up to these places that don’t often get on the main touring circuit, because they go absolutely nuts! This whole thing is about playing live! That’s what being in a band is; you play live and you meet lots of people. We’ve always considered ourselves to be predominantly a live band; we’re really in our natural element when we’re on the stage. We’re planning a really big show too and do a sprawling, mega show! We’ll get back to our prog roots!” SOSE FUAMOLI

“It seems like a lot of bands come and go in the local scene - some of our very close friends who we started out playing with are now no longer bands. The way we look at it is like, there’s almost no point in having a band if you aren’t doing it. Longevity is key - it’s always been something that we’ve strived for in our attempts to stay relevant throughout decades in the local scene.” Bringing things back to 2012, Rennick is ecstatic when it comes to addressing the upcoming Dappled Cities album tour.

Dappled Cities will be getting back to their prog roots at the Republic Bar and Cafe on October 10. Lake Air is out now.


MAGNETIC MUSIC MAKING NORA KIRKPATRICK, ONE TENTH OF EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, CHECKED IN WITH WARP ALL THE WAY FROM INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, AHEAD OF THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR THIS MONTH WITH MUMFORD & SONS. WARP: You guys are quite hard to pin down, musically. With ten different members there must be an abundance of influences and ideas flying around all the time. How do you manage to organise ten individual, creative minds into one cohesive musicmaking unit? Nora Kirkpatrick: We all have extremely varied musical affinities and backgrounds, ranging from Jazz to Afro-Cuban or Classical, but there is an overarching cohesion to everyone’s musical tastes or rather the emotion behind the music we are all attracted to. So, we actually come together quite naturally when it comes to sculpting a new song, and find that the different influences lend themselves to varied instrumentation and musicality in many of the songs. W: Is there a core interest or influence that brings you all together? NK: The love of the music and the positive charge we are exchanging with the audience is a major motivator. We have really become a family in every sense of the word, and touring is an immense amount of fun. Also, the music has become a kind of Petri dish of experimentation and an opportunity to explore any idea that comes to mind. That is an amazing opportunity. W: You often receive comments from your fans thanking you and complimenting you 10

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on how pure and joyous your music is… as a band, do you have to consciously strive to evoke this type of energy, or does it just come naturally? NK: I would say it comes naturally in that there is an inherent optimism in many of the songs. Even the songs that deal with hurt, pain and hard times have a redeeming morale, or a way up and out at the end. Also, we are really having quite a good time on stage, and hopefully that translates to the audience. W: In a country overridden by consumerism and pop culture, there seem to be a lot of negative connotations surrounding the notion of ‘American Music’ these days….but you guys seem to have recaptured a sense of adventure and pure Americana romance in what you do, somehow doing away with all the fake glossiness of other commercial bands and artists. It really is a beautiful, rare quality. How do you think you’ve achieved this? NK: Wow. Well, we don’t particularly sit around and think about the consumerist part of music, or the commercial aspects of what we are doing all that often. Of course we have to think about it now and again, but we really are trying to stick to the music, and our relationship with each other and with the audience. Not being concerned with making a “hit” is a very freeing idea. We are concerned with making music we love and that means something to us, and hopefully to other people, but making a “hit” is not something we discuss or that I would say is on anyone’s to do list. If it happens, great; if not, great. W: Flying, driving, living and playing with nine other band members would have to be an intense experience at times. When you’re not doing band-related things, do you find that you need to take time out from each other?

NK: When we are on tour, we hang out quite a lot. Bike riding, jamming, adventuring, etc. But when we are home I would say most of us need a break not necessarily from each other, but from being social. I myself find I need a lot of alone time to recharge and regroup my thoughts and artistic endeavours. It is also a good opportunity to catch up on all the art being made around you [that] you may be cut off from on tour. There are so many books to read and people to learn about. W: Last time the band visited Australia was for the Big Day Out last year. How did you find it? Are there any must-do items on the itinerary this time around? NK: I am trying to learn to surf, so I am definitely going to attempt to fit that in. W: You’re not just musicians, but artists and activists as well. With things like the Town of Songs website, SALVO, fan forums and the like, there’s a lot more to discover about Ed Sharpe and the Zeros than just the music. How important have these other facets been in terms of building the band’s personality? NK: We have such varied personalities, I think we will continue to find new outlets to express all the different ideas ten people can have. Many of us are artists in different mediums as well, be it painting, photography, theatre. So as time goes on, we hope to find ways to combine these other art forms with the music to lend for a larger experience. KELLY SNYDERS

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are heading Down Under this month to support Mumford & Sons on their national tour, stopping off in Tassie to play the Derwent Entertainment Centre on October 23.


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HOW TO GET A BACKSTAGE PASS WARP’S SELF-PROFESSED HOW-TO GURU LOANI ARMAN SHARES HER TOP 5 TIPS ON GETTING A BACKSTAGE PASS... WITHOUT SLEEPING WITH THE BAND.

1. FAN MAIL: To get backstage, you’ve got to make yourself known to the band. Start early and send your favourite band some fan mail. Writing a letter might get you a signed poster, but sending cold hard cash is better. $100 notes, with the promise of more, will secure you that elusive VIP pass. Best you set up an over-draft plan with your bank, though. Musicians are notoriously broke, so you may need to pay up big. 2. DRESS TO IMPRESS: Forget about looking hot. That will only get you the attention of other groupies. Try dressing up as amplifier, instead. A little cardboard, fly screen and black paint will do the trick. Plant yourself outside the backstage door with a sign (this can be a post-it note), saying: “This is a backstage amp.” You’ll find yourself backstage in a jiffy. Someone may try to plug you in, but an impersonation of reverb will keep your secret safe. 3. HAPPY ACCIDENTS: Who says a band meet-n-greet can’t happen outside? Wait near the band’s tour van. Hopefully it’s parked in a seedy alleyway. When the band drives off after their gig, feign a fall in front of their car. You’ll get hours with the band when they accompany you to hospital. If you’re lucky, they may even sign your cast. 4. THE NOSE HAS IT: Nothing says “Access All Areas” like getting plastic surgery to look exactly like your favourite singer. Sure, $20K in surgery fees is expensive, but your entry will be as easy as walking through the door with your ‘band-mates’. Not only will you get backstage, but you’ll get an onstage moment, too. Unless you run into the “real” you. If that happens, tell the musician that they’ve simply come faceto-face with their own ego. They’ll believe you. 5. BORROW A DRUMMER: Calm down. Let’s not call this kidnapping. Let’s call this “borrowing”. It’s much nicer. “Borrow” your favourite musician, and your ransom note will get you backstage at their next gig. It might also get you a “Go Straight to Jail” card, but 12 years imprisonment is worth it. LOANI ARMAN

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BACK TO BASICS PLAYING SOLD OUT SHOWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS SOMETHING ILLY IS AN OLD HAND AT THESE DAYS. BUT EVEN THE BEST LIVE PERFORMERS STILL NEED TO SCHEDULE IN TIME TO MOVE HOUSE. I first met Illy last year as he toured his smash album The Chase around the country. I had only just become familiar with the hysteria and sheer intensity which accompanied the hip-hop artist’s live show, but perhaps what had taken me aback even more was how down-to-earth the man behind the mic was to chat with. Illy’s currently on his latest national tour, working up to the release of his third album Bring It Back, and it seems like it’s business as usual in his camp – show after show after show. His voice is admittedly coarse and gravelly from the strain of each live performance, but he’s still informative and gracious as ever. “I don’t actually have a break,” Illy admits. “In the next day or so, I’ve got to move house and then we’ve got shows in North Queensland; after that, I have a break! I think we’ve done 14 shows through August, so in one month that’s been hectic. Usually - until this tour - I’d been a big proponent of having small gaps in between touring. I like to stay out on the road, but I think this time we might have just bit off a bit more than we could chew. It’s been really good and I do love touring, but you need to have little gaps in between, just to give yourself a break.” The Bring It Back Tour, originally scheduled to be the album’s official tour, wound up

being somewhat of a classic Illy romp, with the release date of the record being delayed. So far, Illy’s traversed the country, including massive all-ages gigs purely off the back of a few new songs, and more importantly, a live show reputation which has continued to spread. “I don’t get to do many [all-ages gigs], so I get a kick out of seeing young kids really getting into it. The intensity and the eagerness of the crowds has definitely picked up. When we booked this tour, we had a scheduled release of early August. The album then got pushed back, obviously, so this tour has essentially been a tour off the strength of people knowing who I am and one single. I did not expect the crowds to match last tours’, let alone exceed them.” Having seen the enthusiastic reception Illy receives each time he takes to the stage, it wouldn’t be surprising to find that the performer feels the overwhelming power of every cheer just as strongly as the crowd feels each live delivery. Perhaps more noticeably, it’s the younger demographic of his fan base that seems to turn the passion up to 11. “I guess it’s [hip-hop] relatable.” Illy muses. “I like to think that my stuff is pretty honest and not dumbed down. Even with the songs that are pop-influenced, they’re not stupid

– there’s a substance to them. I think that’s what people connect with; the kids are just younger versions of everyone else and they’re capable of connecting in the same way, which is awesome! In my experience and it’s not a cover all, I’ve found that there’s more interaction between the performer and the crowd, which is also another way kids get drawn in. Fuck, even with me – I’m 27 and I get drawn in when someone’s a good performer!” With a Tasmanian gig scheduled for October, Illy’s got more shows plus a well-deserved overseas trip to look forward to. Although he’s clearly exhausted as he chats with me, the Melburnian is quite reassuring as I wish him well for the coming month. “It’s been trying in parts, but I wouldn’t change it - and when it gets a bit much, I have to stop for a second and remind myself that I have the best job in the world. It’s not all bad!” SOSE FUAMOLI

As part of his extensive national tour, Illy plays in Launceston at the Hotel New York on October 12, followed by two shows in Hobart at the RepublicBar and Cafe on October 13 and 14.


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FIVE RECORDS IN MY COLLECTION – WITH SHAUN KIRK SILVERCHAIR – FREAKSHOW

ASH GRUNWALD – INTRODUCING

This was the first album I ever brought! I got it back in the days of cassette tapes and would play it religiously on my walkman during long drives as a youngster. I remember I used to sing out aloud in the car on family trips which must have drove everyone up the wall. To this day, I still can’t help but go back to a bit of rocking out to Silverchair every now and then. I still can’t believe Daniel Johns was only 16 when they recorded Frogstomp. Such a gutsy record!

The very first blues record I ever heard. After my parents convinced me to come to a local gig to see a “young blues guy”, my music taste had grown another branch. After the gig, I stole this CD from my parents CD collection and didn’t give it back for a long time. My favourite track is probably Just Can’t Help Myself, which I still to this day haven’t seen Ash play live.

BOB DYLAN – THE FREE WHEELIN’

This would have to be the most played album on my iPod! After going to a random gig with a friend to see this mysterious “swamp fox”, I was hooked. I’ve seen him every time he has been to Australia since, and this is my favourite of his albums. I love his simple style of guitar and storytelling style of writing. If I was to one day open the show for Tony, I could die a happy man! Favourite tracks on this one are the opening track Crack the Window, I Believe I Lost My Way and Don’t Over Do It.

What musician doesn’t have an appreciation for Bob Dylan? He is such a strong part of human history. At around the age of 17 he completely changed my outlook on music and inspired me to begin writing. For a year or so I was an absolute Bob Dylan fanatic and would scruff my hair up like his and walk around with my harmonica rack around my neck. My favourite track on this one is A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall. LLOYD SPIEGEL – TANGLED BREW Most people are aware by now that Lloyd has been a big part of my career to date. He took me under his wing a couple of years back and has taught me a lot about the industry. This would have to be one of my favourite Australian Blues albums of all time.

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Shaun Kirk is in the midst of an extensive national tour this month, stopping off in Tasmania to play the Royal Oak Hotel in Launceston on October 13, Tapas Lounge Bar in Devonport on October 14, and finishing up at the Republic Bar and Cafe on October 17. His first full-length album Thank You For Giving Me The Blues is out now.

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Q&A WITH ROMAN KOESTER, GUITARIST WITH BORIS THE BLADE

WARP: You own Complex Recording studio and produce/ record most of the bands that come through. Which band are you currently working with at the moment? Roman Koester: I Just finished local guys Whoretopsy who are insanely heavy, Canberra youngsters What Hunts You and Viking heavy weights Barbarian, all great and a lot of fun, so go check them all out! W: You were guitarist for deathcore band The Red Shore for five years, now currently with Boris the Blade. Have you approached your guitar playing any differently with BTB, and if so, how? RK: I guess the main difference was trying to really make the songs catchy, as opposed to just relentless and technical. There is a fine line between smart, intelligent music and then just playing ‘music for musicians’, in that the only people that will enjoy something so in depth are other musicians. Boris is hopefully fun for all! W: Metal is classed as one of the most difficult genres to learn on an instrument. What’s your view on people who think metal has no talent? RK: Having completed a four year Jazz guitar course, I can honestly say that metal is definitely up there. It obviously varies from band to band, but although metal may not always have as many key changes as jazz, it is by far the most labour-intensive style, and if you’ve ever watched a metal gig, you will know that we move a butt-load more than any other genre I can think of whilst playing pretty tech stuff. W: If you were a guest guitarist for any band in the world and had the chance to play guitar on a recorded track, who would it be with and why? RK: I would have to say Steve Vai. I grew up listening to all of his material and not only did he shape the way I think about guitar and music, but also my attitude towards the fans too. I have had the privilege of meeting Steve a few times and have always remembered how humble and genuine he was. This made me never forget the reason we do it and to appreciate the time others give to allow us to do what we do. W: For any aspiring guitarist in a metal band what would be your top three points of advice? RK: Practice as much as you can, but take breaks and warm up and warm down. Believe in your vision and don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. Aim for the stars and prepare for setbacks, but persevere and I guarantee you’ll achieve what you aspire for, if you stick at it and believe in yourself for long enough! 14

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W: Boris the Blade is derived from a Russian character in the movie Snatch. What is it about this character that was so appealing that the band decided it to be the band’s name? RK: It really didn’t have a lot to do with the actual character; it was more a joke name that kind of stuck! But the reference to the blade has always helped when coming up with merch designs! W: Are you looking forward to playing alongside some local Tasmanian bands on the Bastard Fest tour? RK: Always - it’s the up and comers that shape the future of the Australian music scene. Everyone has to start somewhere and every single state in the country has an amazing amount of talent to offer. Every time I play Tassie, I’m always surprised by how good the bands are. Being so isolated makes it a lot harder for you guys, and the passion shows in the music. One of the all time great Aussie death metal bands hails from there after all… Psycroptic! W: Can we expect absolute carnage and chaotic mayhem from BTB when you play Hobart Bastard Fest? RK: Absolutely! We pride ourselves on delivering the heaviest, most intense live show we can, both aurally and visually! It’s a performance, so it has to not only sound huge, but look great too. People often forget about the amount of time bands have to spend travelling to a performance, the lack of sleep and decent food or beds… but at the end of the day, we give every second we’re on stage the most we can because the fans have often travelled too and who knows when we will ever be in that place again! One of the challenges we give ourselves is trying to play as tight as we can, whilst moving as much as we can; it keeps things interesting for not only us, but the audience also. Come down and join in on the fun! Also don’t be afraid to come up and say hi to us. We may look angry and pissed off, but off stage

we’re all normal, very approachable people, grateful for your support and time! DAVID WALKER

Head down to the Brisbane Hotel on Saturday October 20 to join in on the festivities with Boris The Blade at Bastardfest.


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DOWN BERTIE’S MEMORY LANE AFTER HER ACCLAIMED 2009 RELEASE SECRETS AND LIES, BERTIE BLACKMAN HAS WALKED DOWN MEMORY LANE FOR HER STUNNING FOLLOW UP ALBUM, POPE INNOCENT X. A collection of tales spawned from her childhood – from both real and imagined worlds - the record is every bit as intriguing as Bertie Blackman herself. The singersongwriter is an artist whose not only discovered her true sound, but has bared all for her work. WARP: The album’s being touted as “longawaited”. Is three years really too long to craft an entire record? Bertie: It took “too long” for everyone else, but it was long enough for me. I put everything of myself in what I do, and it’s a part of me. You release [an album] and hope that people - in a kind of human way - accept you and enjoy the work that you make. You want it to go to good places, and to inspire people. W: You’ve said it’s taken your whole career to get to a point to make something like this; that you wanted to make your mark. What does Pope Innocent X say about Bertie Blackman? B: That I’ve found myself. When I listen to the record, it sounds like Bertie. Which is also why the record took a little bit longer. I was defining myself as an artist, because

I’ve been trying to find that for the last decade. Discovering different types of music, and exploring different genres on different records. This record - it’s all about the stories. The music that accompanies the stories, I can’t really describe it as a specific style. I can describe flavours and textures that go with it, but I didn’t really have a genre in mind. W: Pope Innocent X draws heavily from your childhood. What was the process of revisiting your past like? B: I make up stories to fill in gaps for things I can’t remember as a child. As a result of doing that, my entire life has been masking what my childhood was really like. I had a very different and amazing childhood. Colourful and all of that. I’m writing [on the album] between the ages of 9 and 12. I was reminded, when I asked my mum, my dad was in and out of rehab at the time. There was a lot happening at that time. It’s a part of me. I would never change anything. W: You don’t appear in the videos for the singles Boy and Mercy Killer. Will we see you in clips for further releases? B: I’m making a video clip for a song called Stella. It’s a story of a friend of the family. They had a little girl called Stella. When she was born she had a heart defect and they said she wasn’t going to survive. They took her home from the hospital. For every day that she lived, they took her on a different adventure that she would’ve done in her life. They took her to the beach, they took her to the circus, they took her for a ride in a convertible; she was blessed by a monk. She died when she was ten days old, camping with her Dad in the garden. Every time I tell it to anyone, I well up. That’s the moment where I’d like to be there - in front of the camera to tell that story. LOANI ARMAN

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Aid for Africa Fabio Chivhanda & Mwase Makalani, Guerrilla Zingari, Zinga J & Peter Soro,Sunnyman with the 5G's feat. DJ Pit FRI the 12th of OCT

Grand Poobah Bazaar Night Market 6pm - 9pm SAT the 13th of OCT

Dublo, Little Bear & Ben Lawless (DJ Set) PLUS, Bad Boogie Bass 7 in the Kissing Room WED the 17th of OCT

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Song for Song Series 7pm Joe Nuttal, Samuel Cole, Ali Probin & Dan Sinkovits SAT the 20th of OCT

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Ainslie Wills, Asta & Timothy John SAT the 27th of OCT

Anthony Rochester in The Kissing Room Main Room : Private Function FRI the 2nd of NOV

Bertie Blackman’s Pope Innocent X is released on October 12 through Universal Music.

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THE HEAT IS ON CAPPING OFF A MASSIVE YEAR, MELBOURNE QUARTET OH MERCY HITS THE ROAD WITH DEEP HEAT.

Whilst it boils over with all the textured pop goodness we’ve come to expect from Alexander Gow and Co, the album also showcases an undeniable growth. Before kicking off to Queensland, Gow and drummer Rohan Sforcina spared a few precious moments to indulge us in a Q&A. WARP: First things first, you’ve recently released your third album, Deep Heat, and I think everybody’s dying to know: what’s that album cover all about? Alexander: It’s a photograph by my favourite Australian photographer, Rennie Ellis. It’s colourful, bombastic and provocative - like the album. W: There’s been a lot of talk about how Alex has not only used his voice a bit differently on this album, but how you’ve fleshed out the Oh Mercy sound as well, leaving listeners with the impression that the band has “grown up”. Was that the intention? And if not, are you happy with these assessments anyway? Rohan: I think most people would be happy with this kind of assessment. This is the first time the band has all been in the studio, and we had a great time while making the record together; hopefully that’s what it sounds like. We played a lot of video games though, so I’m not sure about the growing up bit. W: You played at Little Bigsound just a few days ago, a spinoff of the massive Bigsound Music Conference aimed at younger musicians trying to get a start on their careers. Is it exciting or daunting to know that there are people who look up to you as an example of success? Alexander: It’s important to me to have some avenue of interaction with young people. For them being able to chat with established

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artists helps break down the barrier of mystic behind the music industry. An insight into the reality is often very motivating and helpful. W: Your biography states that Oh Mercy is a quartet, yet there’s a second girl in quite a few of your recent photos. Is there a secret band member that we don’t know about, or is she just an incredibly stealthy photobomber? Rohan: That would be Annabel on keys. Oh Mercy’s best kept secret. Keep an eye out for her playing sweet licks and bombing photos at venues across the country from now on. Say hi if you see her. She’ll have a chat about anything. W: Alex, in an interview back in 2010, you mentioned that while it was important to leave some mystery to your lyrics, it was more important for you as a songwriter to “pour your emotions into your music”. Two and a half years later, do you think you’re getting closer to mastering the balance between mystery and disclosure? Alexander: I’ve written autobiographically; now I’m writing fiction. I’m sure as I continue to write, the line between the two will become more and more ambiguous.

Oh Mercy have just kicked off their 17-date Deep Heat tour, and will be stopping off soon at the Republic Bar and Cafe in Hobart on October 18.


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The Temper Trap develop their own sound A SUCCESSFUL DEBUT ALBUM IS AN IMPOSSIBLE FEAT FOR MOST BANDS. FOLLOWING IT UP WITH AN ACCLAIMED SECOND ALBUM IS EVEN HARDER.

As The Temper Trap make their way home from London to headline the Soundscape Festival, guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto takes time to talk about the band’s new sound, about being in love, and how they’re going to take on Tassie. A dream run for a band looks a little like this: Start recording debut album, and relocate from Melbourne to London. Release a single called 'Sweet Disposition' and watch as it lodges itself in the UK and Irish top 10 charts, and scores you a worldwide record deal with Infectious Records. Finish and release debut, Conditions, and sell almost a million copies of the album worldwide. Oh, and while you’re at it, engage in a widely publicised war of words with a famous guitarist, but still count his bandmate - he’s a guy called Bono - as a huge fan. Since forming in 2005, that’s been the stock of a group of lads known as The Temper Trap. The band’s guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto still finds it all a little hard to believe.

Temper Trap’s focused approach proved the perfect antidote to being lunked with a ‘one hit wonders’ tag. “There’s that classic saying: you’ve got your entire life to write your first and you’ve got six months to write your second,” muses Lorenzo. “That’s a big challenge. We went in with an open slate and as time went on, and on, and on, the pressure started to sink a little bit. You’ve just got to push through it and just go ‘no, this is where we’re at and this is where we’re going. I think [it was] a really important album for us to make.” With frontman Dougy Mandagi’s soaring vocals in pitch perfect tow, the album is a soundtrack for the broken hearted; those who have loved and lost, whose wounds ache openly with emotion. The lyrics are solely Mandagi’s, with the band giving him that reign. “It’s about a time he was going through during the last album cycle and some of the

“Being a full time professional musician seems absurd. You have to pinch yourself sometimes. The first time I came back into Australia, and on my passport, I wrote musician - that was the moment where I was like, ‘this is my job now’.” As many of their contemporaries fall prey to the deadly second album syndrome, The

experiences he had. A relationship...” says Lorenzo of his bandmate, before pondering

the trials of a musician in love. “When you’re on the road, it’s hard to maintain relationships and be a good boyfriend because you spend so much time away from each other, and it takes a lot of work to get those things right. We’re really lucky that we have partners and girlfriends that were there before it all began for us, so they saw the work that was put in, and how much it means to us. It’s a testament to them, to be able to stick by us.” Though Lorenzo says the band values the success of ‘Sweet Disposition’, they weren’t prepared to write an entire record as a reaction to one song’s success, or chase the next big hit. “We all come from a place where ‘the album’ is the thing. It’s not so much about the song. The songs have to be really good, but you want to make an album that’s really concise, and that has ebbs and flows.” Some of those “ebbs” might sound unfamiliar to fans of their earlier work. Though much of the album lives up to The Temper Trap’s melancholic and mesmerising balladry, there are new synthdriven sounds in the mix. “This album is another stepping stone to getting towards a place where we’ve defined our sound. The incorporation of synths is something we wanted to explore. It’d be interesting to see how we bring the two albums together on the next one which we’ve started writing,” Lorenzo reveals. That the band will continually seek new directions for their sound might be music to the ears of fans, though it’s possibly even sweeter news to U2 guitarist, ‘The Edge’. At the height of their hit single’s success, he famously suggested that ‘Sweet Disposition’ sounded very similar to the U2 classic hit, ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’. His views weren’t shared by bandmate Bono however, who has long been a fan of The Temper Trap. So much so, that earlier this year, via a U2 fan-site interview, he said that the band’s use of synthesizers and experimental sounds was ‘exciting’ and ‘a new hybrid’. In the world of rock, whatever Bono says, goes. The Temper Trap, with the help of their two albums, are carving out their own unique sound. LOANI ARMAN

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SAMPOLOGY VS THE END OF THE WORLD

HIS NAME IS SAM POGGIOLI. HIS HAIR IS SPECTACULAR, HE’S READY FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, AND HE LOVES MI GORENG NOODLES. AS HIS ALTER EGO SAMPOLOGY, HE’S ALSO ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE AUDIO VISUAL DJ’S IN AUSTRALIA, AND WITH HIS STASH OF BRUCE WILLIS STICKERS READY TO GO, HE PLANS TO TAKE YOU AROUND THE GLOBE.

Sampology is not your average DJ. For his wildly themed “Super Visual” shows, he’s become a star on the AV-DJ circuit. For his debut album Doomsday Deluxe, he’s affirmed his stance as a master sampler and producer. This October, Sampology celebrates the release of his single Around the Globe with a national tour. “I’ve really noticed everyone is loving dancing with their shoulders at the moment, so I’ll be going in on more hiphop type music that works in clubs, as well as all the other styles you might have seen me play previously,” Poggioli says of the upcoming tour.

“The album was made at the same time that I constructed the Super Visual Apocalypse AVDJ show. It’s all different tempos, synthy but not too loud, and has some great vocalists such as Serocee, Hannah Macklin & Spikee Tee.” Earth’s final reckoning seems cemented in Sampology’s fantasies; he’s already certain of what he’ll pack when end is nigh and he’s forced to rocket off to the Moon.

He’s quick with his wit, and perhaps that’s the secret to the Sampology phenomenon. Or perhaps it’s his incredible energy onstage; his ability to manipulate hundreds of audio and visual samples; to turn the out-of-date (aka Bruce Willis) into something exciting. Or perhaps, it’s all just owing to Sam’s hair-care regime.

“I’d bring a box of Mi Goreng instant noodles, a portable DVD player with the Fifth Element, assorted plant seeds and a packet of Mentos,” he quips.

“I import home-made olive oil produced in the hills of northern Italy and ever so lightly rub it through my hair once a month.”

“I’ll also be invading any surface possible with the remainder of the Bruce Willis face stickers I got made.” The Bruce Willis fascination is well known to fans of the charismatic AVDJ. Last year, he cried “Yippee-Ka-Yay M*therf#ckers” with his Super Visual Apocalypse Tour. The shows featured a brave warrior battling against the end of the world. That warrior was Bruce Willis, aided by his aforementioned Die Hard catch-phrase. The tour also helped Sampology craft Doomsday Deluxe, which he describes as a “soundtrack of sorts” for his apocalyptic shows.

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many iconic Australian movie scenes as possible, but insert a Chico Roll into as many people’s hands as possible.”

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“I eat Mi Goreng instant noodles for lunch pretty much every day. Shout out to Indomie Mi Goreng noodle company: please send me a free box of noodles.” Instant noodles aren’t the only food group Sampology mentions. When describing what an “Aussie” themed show might look like, the DJ’s mind lands in the deep fryer. “I would attempt to build a deep and moving storyline constructed from as

If Bruce Willis and I were best friends, we would spend our days saying ‘Yippee Ka-Yay MotherF*cker’ and laughing hysterically. When I’m in the shower, where no one can hear me or judge me, I like to sing Hold The Line by Toto. I’d love to sample Atomic Dog by George Clinton during my Around the Globe shows, but my love of cats prevents me from doing so. If I weren’t an AVDJ, I would be a superhero whose powers would be to mow your lawn really, really well.

Take a trip Around the Globe with Sampology at The Metz, Hobart, October 20. See Sampology also play a special 10 year anniversary set at The Falls Festival Marion Bay.

If I had written any lyrics from any song, it would be Shake Ya Ass by Mystikal. If I could create a super group, it would include myself, as well as the following three musicians: ?uestLove, Bernie Worrell and Andre 3000. When I look in the mirror I see myself usually. My bad habits include giving awkward hugs and forgetting to return DVDs, but my friends forgive me because I invite them over to eat my dad’s Paella for special occasions. LOANI ARMAN

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When Warp caught up with the irrepressible Mr Tex Perkins, he was just about to check out of his hotel in Brisbane after guest starring the previous evening at the RocKwiz - Some Kind Of Genius Show, and was off to ‘eat some corn beef and salad lunch with his two favourite elderly people’ - namely his parents who reside on the north side of Brisbane. “My life is like this constant stream of checking in and checking out,” mused Tex. “But I don’t really bother with the checking out part now; they have my credit card, I don’t even say goodbye. I usually just leave.”

SPICING THINGS UP, TEX-STYLE RUNNING THROUGH HIS CV OF BANDS, TOURS AND ESCAPADES IT APPEARS NOT.

And in October he will be hitting the road again for a ‘little jaunt around the country’ as Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses celebrate the release of their new album Everyone’s Alone by playing a series of dates from down in Tasmania to all the way up in Cairns and all manner of places in between.

“Eight men, crammed in together like sardines – perfect working conditions,” Tex said. “But the album doesn’t feel claustrophobic at all. Where it was recorded and how it sounds are two totally different things. At times it almost sounds like it’s in the desert - well, a desert on top of a mountain.” Joining Tex on the new album and on tour is his merry band of Dark Horses. The amazing Charlie Owen, Joel Silbersher – ‘a living legend, who played in a band called God when he was 14’, Stephen Hadley - ‘who once played bass with Stevie Wonder’, ‘world traveller’ James Cruickshank and Murray Peterson. “Then there’s the most attractive man ever to hit a drum kit,” Tex shared. “Gus Agars – He’s the cutest thing. Everyone loves Gus. I’m sure there are people who come to the shows simply to see Gus.”

“It will be a good, thorough four weeks of touring, predominately weekends,” shared Tex. “An excellently designed tour.”

And all fronted by the self-proclaimed ‘most competent lead vocalist in the whole of northern NSW’, Tex Perkins.

And where else do you start a tour of this magnitude and importance, but the Country Club in Launceston?

As the interview drew to a close, I asked Tex if there was anything else he would like to add:

“We’ve always had way too much fun at this venue,” Tex revealed. “And this will be the world premier of Everyone’s Alone, we will be launching the album in Tasmania. They will be getting the first public airing of the album.”

“Just some chili,” was his reply. “And a spoon full of sugar, and then an equal amount of salt.”

Tex plays in Launceston on October 19, and the following evening at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart as he begins the introduction of the new album to his fans. The album was recorded ‘in a studio not much bigger than a phone box’ down Melbourne way.

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Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses will be visiting the Country Club in Launceston on October 19, followed by the Wrest Point Casino in Hobart on October 20.

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LABELLING IT BEN MASON BEGAN HIS WORMWOOD GRASSHOPPER LABEL IN OCTOBER 2011 WITH THE DOUBLE RELEASE OF HAMMERING THE CRAMPS’ SELF-TITLED ALBUM AND UNDER NEON LIGHTS BY HOBART’S EMINENT OUTSIDER TRIO DRUNK ELK.

This year saw the release of the If I Don’t Sleep Tonight 7” by Melbourne’s Mad Nanna. The list of distro’d titles is growing too: a selection from New Zealand singer/sound artist Alastair Galbraith, New York keyboardguitar duo Blues Control and the recently, superbly repackaged collection of Oddities from Dunedin’s finest, The Clean. The running of WG’s local vinyl and international distro operation has been a steep, but no less fun, learning curve for Mason. When he realised that the majority of his records were being sold in the US and Europe, he thought it easier (and cheaper) to have the vinyl shipped straight from the Gotta Groove pressing plant in Cleveland to his regular overseas customers. Places like the Volcanic Tongue record shop in Edinburgh and to New York’s premier outsider-sounds radio station WFMU as well as experimental music magazine, the Wire, also in the UK. And plenty of great things have come of it - Hammering The Cramps recently featured on a Vice magazine mixtape and Drunk Elk are currently more in demand on the mainland than in their home town. Mason is wide-eyed and enthusiastic when discussing his project. Inspired by the output of mail-order labels like Siltbreeze and Xpressway, whose 80’s and 90’s output of down-beat, free-noise experiments gave countless cassette collectors and shy musician types reason to make and distribute their own weird sounds.

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He sees this venture as being about bringing together a community base of like-minded heads, swapping records, songs and ideas. This way of working is a billion steps removed from the now out-dated 60’s and 70’s band-label relationship of “see ‘em, sign ‘em, get ‘em into the studio”.

No-one is out to make piles of cash-money and nobody expects to; the returns come in the form of musical expression and national and overseas recognition. Mason is clearly excited to be involved with other labels too – he’ll note with glee his exchanges with New York’s Quemada Records, Brisbane’s Breakdance the Dawn (currently up to its 150th release), and Kye Records, run out of Miami. The WG music itself is as liberating as it is disturbing: from Mad Nanna’s freepsych downer trip to Drunk Elk’s mournful, disjointed slices of beauty gone awry. You get the feeling that if these guys didn’t have their broken guitars and synths to bash, they’d be helping out at soup kitchens or obsessively re-constructing new novels from the torn pages of Burroughs and Bataille paperbacks. The WG bands work as spontaneous moments caught on tape – the out-of-tune voice, the tape hiss, the bum note that actually fits. The idea is to just hit record and let fly. Whatever happens happens. It’s spontaneity given purpose, given physicality. JOEL HEDRICK

See: wormwoodgrasshopper.blogspot.com.au

TOURING Q&A

THE MORNINGS SONGWRITER SAMUEL COLE FROM SELF-MANAGED INDIE HOBART BAND THE MORNINGS TOOK OFF WITH TRIPLE J MORNINGS TO WORK WITH WALLY DE BACKER (GOTYE) AND ADALITA SRSEN (MAGIC DIRT) AT THE SONG SUMMIT.

Before hitting the festival season with performances at Soundscape (Tas) and Festival of the Sun (NSW), we quizzed him on the ins-and-outs of touring. WARP: So you’re about to embark on another tour - can you tell us anything funny that happened last time on the road? Sam Cole: The whole thing was pretty hilarious really... none of us had travelled together before let alone in that smaller space. You all start to go a bit crazy and start sharing secrets like girls on a sleepover. I would have to say having Tane Emia-moore along to play support was probably the best thing to keep the mood up. W: How many band members fitted into a one bedroom hotel room while on tour? SC: Well there was actually there was ten of us most nights which occasionally got a bit tough... At times it was a bit weird with three or more in a bed and out of the ten of us there was only two girls, one of which was our one of our best mate’s girlfriend! W: Did you survive on riders the whole time you were touring? Or was it supplemented by frequent trips to McDonalds? SC: At the current time three out of the ten of us were vegetarian and one was a vegan so Maccas wasn’t really an option for us and some of the venues didn’t really understand what a vegetarian was so it was a bit hard! Really tho most of the places we played everyone was extremely hospitable and if there wasn’t food there was always booze... W: Planes, trains, vans or bicycles? SC: Planes, boats and vans... The hard thing

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about Tassie is before you get anywhere you have to get over the strait, which can be a bit pricy with six in the band. If only Tiger could come back and not be shit. Although over the whole tour we racked up about 7000km jammed in to that van I think it’s much better than just flying to places. You get to play a heap more small towns and see some real crazy sights like after we played in the Mornington Peninsula, the quickest way to get to Warrnambool was to put the van on a ferry to Queenscliff. W: Worst and best thing that happened while you toured last time? SC: It doesn’t matter what the worst thing was. Things are always going to come up. We just move on. Best thing was finishing the tour at the Republic Bar in Hobart. Tassie has been real supportive of us and it’s the best thing to finish a run of shows with the people that have been coming along since we started. W: Did you make the drummer carry everything? Well I would like to say no but really Jeremy holds it all together for us we should not be so shit.

The Mornings play Alchemy in Launceston on October 18, go “Song for Song” at the Grand Poobah in Hobart on October 19, before heading off to Victoria, SA, the ACT and NSW.


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SHELLAC’S 20-YEAR PARTY US ROCKERS SHELLAC ARE THIS YEAR CELEBRATING TWO DECADES OF MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER, AND WILL BE GRACING OUR SHORES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NINETEEN YEARS THIS MONTH. Formed in Chicago in 1992, the minimalist rock trio has released four records together, but bassist Bob Weston feels that those 20 long years have been more like “dog years” than anything. “Since we don’t get together as often as a more conventional band, it’s more like we’ve been a band for maybe seven or eight years,” he says. “We all have jobs and treat the band as our past-time and our artistic release away from work. So we only get together every few months for a weekend of practice, or a one to two week tour, or a short recording session.” Weston says they were fortunate enough that lead singer Steve Albini was “well known in the underground music and art community” when they were starting off in the 90s, but what they really wanted to do was just play music. “People would already be aware of us and come to see us for the first time, or listen to one of our records for the first time based on Steve’s previous work. Many of them also like Shellac once they heard our records or saw us play. But if they hadn’t, we’d still be a band and still be making music.” Having toured all over the globe, Weston says that some of the highlights of the band’s career include having the opportunity to see the rest of the world. “[We’ve] toured around North and South America, and Eastern and Western Europe, Italy, Chile and New Zealand,” he says. “Playing at Primavera Sound in Barcelona is always a highlight due to the huge number of people that we’re able to play to. It’s really flattering and exhilarating.” The trio is also renowned for conducting Q&A sessions during their live performances, which Weston says is “more interesting than trying to memorise a bunch of jokes or trot out some lame standard onstage banter.” To mark their anniversary, Shellac will be returning as curators of All Tomorrow’s Parties music festival in England at the end of the year. “We try as curators to present bands that we really like, but that the fans at the ATP weekend might never have heard of before. We’re trying to expose them to great music that they’re not aware of. Some of the bands are bands that we’ve known forever and have played with and are great friends. Some are bands that we are fans of.” Having not released an album since Excellent Italian Greyhound in 2007, Weston says that there is always a next album in the making before the current one has been released. “It just takes a while to finish. We have five songs recorded and mixed… We play most of those new songs regularly live, so you’ll hear some of them in Hobart.” ENRICA RIGOLI

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PLAYING IT BY EAR WHO IS PIKELET? AND WHAT DOES SHE DO? FIRST ANSWER: EVELYN MORRIS, 28. SECOND ANSWER: EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING.

If you haven’t heard of her, you’re excused this once. While consistently involved in music, Ms Morris does have a tendency to fly in under the radar if you don’t know where to look for her. Over the past decadeand-a-bit, Pikelet has transitioned from a childhood love of pop and piano lessons to drumming for Melbourne grunge bands Free Radical Miracle and Baseball, to cutting it solo and working with a loop pedal, creating her own take on the pop genre. Right now, she is stripping her music right back, beginning anew with acoustic guitar and piano. WARP: For anyone unfamiliar with your music, what kind of a blurb would you give it? Evelyn Morris: I would say that it’s an exploration into pop music, with the intention of trying out some new things; the overall intention extends beyond just method, more about the way that I think about writing melodies and song structures and harmonies. W: Had you always known that you would continue music throughout your life? EM: I’ve always known that I will do music... forever. But I don’t think I ever really thought of it becoming my main career or anything, because I was always told that that was impossible, for starters. And also, I’ve always taken it incredibly seriously, but not in a way that means that I should quit my job or anything, you know? I feel like it’s very important and serious for my own personal development. W: Where did the name ‘Pikelet’ come from?

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EM: I enjoy the idea of whatever you’re doing being tied to, you know, where you’re at where you live and where you grew up and all that kind of thing. So I wanted it to be quite an Australian word. And because it was being developed at a time when... my mum was sick and I was very upset about all that. I wanted it to be tied into what I was feeling as well, because it was definitely a product of that experience. So I kind of made the name my way of returning the favour to my Mum [her Mum used to make her pikelets when she was growing up]. It’s a small gesture, compared to raising somebody; I’m sure that’s a lot harder. W: Are you doing a lot of shows at the moment? EM: I’m doing a lot of solo piano shows… sort of as a reaction to how electronic things started to get; it was just getting really complicated so I decided to pull it back and

start playing piano again. W: There was always that debate about whether piano is a percussion instrument or whether it’s string. EM: I feel like it’s a percussion instrument I’ve always thought that! And I think actually people go about playing piano the wrong way a lot of the time, they should just think about it as something rhythmic, you know, and then not worry as much about the other stuff until you’ve got kind of a rhythmic thing going. Ever since I was about three I did these very hippy, kind of fluid-like lessons where you’re in a group and when you said, “Oh, I don’t understand how to read the music,” they would just say, “That’s alright - just follow the notes!” Like, dude, what the hell is a note? What are these lines? What is it all? And they’d be like “Don’t worry about that!”

The method I used was just listening and following everyone else’s hand patterns, just learning by ear and by sight. W: So you can learn by ear? EM: Yeah, that’s the main way that I do. I’m a bit annoyed that I never learned to read, it would be really handy, and I sort of recently tried again but... once you already know how to learn by ear, and you already know how to play to a certain level, it’s quite frustrating to just go back and do it all. SOPH HADRILL

Pikelet will be supporting Shellac for their Republic Bar and Cafe gig in Hobart on October 21.


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THE MAN BEHIND THE ‘BIG MONSTER’ WHAT JEFF MARTIN AFFECTIONATELY REFERS TO AS THE ‘BIG MONSTER’ IS BACK TOGETHER. Earlier this year, a little Canadian outfit that first began its journey way back in 1990, reformed after a seven year hiatus and came back bigger and better than anyone ever expected, touring Australia last July. That band is known as The Tea Party. Hailing from Ontario, Canada the three piece broke up in 2005 after eight albums and 12 Australian tours. They may have called it quits, they may have not spoken for years, but The Tea Party refused to whither and die. In 2011 they got themselves back on speaking terms, and played several dates in Canada, and then 2012 saw the band reform and travel Australia on the ‘Reformation Tour’. “It was crazy. You can never quite recover from a tour like that,” Jeff shared. “It’s bigger than it ever was, and it’s not just our old loyal fans coming out to see us again, there’s a whole new generation of fans discovering our music. To not be on the scene for about seven years and to come back to that, it was amazing – lots of fun. We added dates where we could, I think we could have sold out the Tivoli for another two nights at least!” The band played sell-out gigs across the country to rave reviews, even recording a live double album compiled of songs from their different shows, The Reformation TourLive In Australia, due for release here in November. Australia has always embraced The Tea Party and Jeff Martin, and now this country is where Jeff calls home, dividing his time between the east and west coasts. Never one to sit idle, Jeff speaks to Warp magazine from his music studio in Byron, where he is busy finishing up the production on a friend’s album, after also spending some time as a guest speaker at this years Big Sound in Brisbane. But come October, it will finally be his first time in the studio solely for his own purposes. “I’m looking at trying out a few new Tea Party songs,” Jeff revealed. “I want to try out some new material, just see how it sounds. Maybe even road test a few songs on the solo tour.” And now that the ‘big monster’ is back, and the Tea Party are about to get super busy, Jeff Martin is taking this window of opportunity to do a little solo tour of his adopted homeland. “I really can’t see when I’ll get another chance to do a solo tour,” Jeff confided. “There’s just too much going on with The Tea Party.” It’s been about a year since Jeff did his last run of shows and he is really looking forward to getting out on the road again, just himself.

“It’s a solo tour well, just me and my seven other personalities,” Jeff jokes. “With the Tea Party, it is such a big deal, there is such a lot of pressure; a small solo tour like this, it’s like a breathe of fresh air. It’s nice just to keep it simple.” Starting in November, for about six solid weeks, Jeff Martin is heading everywhere he can possibly fit in to his schedule as he hits the road on his ‘Solo & Acoustic Tour’. The tour will take him all over the country, from Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and all places in between, to Perth. And where better to begin this musical journey of his, than in beautiful Tasmania. November 8 sees Jeff play The Royal Oak in Launceston. November 9 is a special day in Devonport, with Jeff just announcing a unique ‘Masterclass’ session limited to 40 participants, in collaboration with Maton Guitars and Red Hot Music at 2pm, followed by his solo show that evening at 8pm. The following night, he plays the Republic Bar in Hobart.

“I love Tasmania, I’m so looking forward to it,” Jeff said. “I’ve had such beautiful experiences down there, they’re always such great shows with such amazing audiences. They are lovers of music in Tasmania. A lot of bands miss Tasmania on their tours, and I’m still perceived as an international act and they really make their appreciation know. And it is such a beautiful place. Plus I am a huge fan of the drive from Launceston to Hobart.” It seems Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood have finally stopped fighting the ‘big monster’ that is The Tea Party, and are now willing to sit back and enjoy the ride and let it become what it is destined to be. Take this time to enjoy what will now be a rare opportunity to see Jeff Martin play an intimate, solo performance. The monster is being let loose, and it could be your last chance for while.

JIMEOIN IS LOVELY YOU KNOW THIS GUY. HE’S FAMOUS, HE’S PROFESSIONAL, HE’S AN IRISH EXPAT AND HE’S BEEN AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME AS A COMEDY GOD IN AUSTRALIA FOR DECADES. HE’S FUNNY. LOOK AT HIM. WITH A HEAD LIKE THAT, IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, JIMEOIN WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A COMEDIAN. HE DOES OBSERVATIONAL COMEDY AND KNOWS ALL ABOUT THE CRAP YOU STORE IN THE THIRD DRAWER DOWN.

KYLIE COX

Catch Jeff Martin as he plays a series of shows across the State - at the Royal Oak in Launceston on November 8; in Devonport at Red Hot Music at 2pm and 8pm; and November 10 at the Republic Bar and Cafe in Hobart.

Just in case you don’t know, Jimeoin has been at it for years; he’s made a TV show that ran for three seasons, two feature films, released a bunch of comedy albums and sold out shows all over the world. He’s sold out his room at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival twice over before the show even opened. That’s because people dig the guy; you don’t have a decade long career in something as fickle as the comedy world if you’re not consistent. This is why his appearance at the venerable Theatre Royal is a highly anticipated event for comedy fans; one of the most solid and reliable stand ups in the business has been here before and is renowned for his live show. He’s a bit ruder for one thing, and as we all know, swearing is big and clever and makes things funnier. Jimeoin’s latest show Lovely has forced people to laugh in Australia and in Edinburgh, filling house and splitting sides, and is coming to Hobart for one night only. It will sell out (Jimeoin does that) so book early. Note that there will be strong language and adult concepts. Stand-up comedy is generally recommend for ages 15 and over and parental guidance recommended for under 18. Check out www.jimeoin.com for some free downloads and some amusing pictures and follow @jimeoin for some comedy twittery ANDREW HARPER JIMEOIN performs 3 shows in Tasmania as part of the LOVELY tour. See him in Hobart on Friday October 12 at The Theatre Royal, in Devonport on Saturday October 13 at the Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre and lastly in Launceston on Sunday October 14 at Theatre North. www.facebook.com/warp.mag 23


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POCKETFUL OF DREAMS MELBOURNE BASED DUO DIAFRIX BRINGS A UNIQUE SOUND TO THE HIP-HOP SCENE IN AUSTRALIA WITH A SECOND STUDIO ALBUM.

Following their first record, Concrete Jungle, comes the second album from Diafrix, Pocket Full of Dreams. Former refugees, African born hip-hop duo Azmarino and Momo formed Diafrix in 2001 and have succeeded in creating afro-beat music with hip-hop roots. I caught up with Momo about his decade in the music biz... WARP: Congratulations on the release of Pocket Full of Dreams. How much do you feel you’ve achieved in the four years since Concrete Jungle? MOMO: We’ve achieved a lot between releasing Concrete Jungle to finishing this record. We’ve played so many festivals, we went to Europe and did our own tour off our own backs for the first time and that was great. So we’ve been really active and busy, even though we haven’t dropped an album. W: Diafrix’s sound is quite a hybrid one, blending different genres. How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard it before? M: That’s a good question, thank you! Ok, it’s definitely fun. It’s soulful, it’s edgy at the same time, and it’s crossed, it’s really mixed. The album goes from really dirty kind of dancehall, Majorlazer-y kind of stuff to straight up boom-bat 90s hip-hop, to more soulful, cleaner kind of music. We listen to so much different music so we just throw everything in there. W: Diafrix formed in 2001, that’s over a decade ago, does it feel like it’s been that long? M: When you’re constantly grinding and constantly working and thinking about the next thing, you don’t realise it’s been ten years. I mean in May this year, we were like, ‘Bam, it’s been ten years! Shit, it just feels like it flew by!’ We’re always trying to stay a couple of steps ahead, and trying to think about what we’re doing next. W: I read that both you and Azmarino came to Australia as refugees, how do you feel about the debate going on at the moment with the asylum seeker situation and the boats? M: Well first of all I think people need to be educated. The government and all that need to provide the public with more information, because it kind of shocks me when somebody says, ‘these boat people, they come to Australia and they get given a ten thousand dollar grant to start up their lives’. That’s bullshit, as someone who has experienced that kind of stuff. You come here and you can’t work for the first two years, and you’re not supported by anyone but the people in your community. So it’s not as easy as it sounds. The other thing is people saying ‘they should have their kids taken away from them for taking them on the boat’ - well, a mother wouldn’t do something like that unless she was desperate! People need to learn to think and reverse the situation for a minute before they speak. HANNAH McCONNELL

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TOURING Q&A

YOUNGER DRYAS

VOCALIST, GUITARIST AND HARMONICA-EXTRAORDINAIRE JESSE HIGGS, FROM ALTERNATIVE ROOTS ROCK AND ‘PIRATE SHIPS’ OUTFIT YOUNGER DRYERS, CHECKED IN FOR A CHAT WITH WARP AHEAD OF THEIR EXTENSIVE TOUR AROUND THE STATE. WARP: The ‘Queen of Diamonds’ film clip is soon to be released! What can we expect to see in the clip? Jesse Higgs: Somewhere in some parallel universe of such, where the dress code is something like the 1800’s, us Younger Dryas lads find ourselves in some kind of mad adventure, having our futures told, a poker match, a fight scene, a naked-ish Mexican and his pony in a desert, and just like in every fairytale - the rescue of the damsel in distress. Chuck in a few gypsies and some gnarly villains - it’s definitely an amusing experience to watch. Shot by the local, amazingly talented L.U.S.Y Productions. W: Your members are out and about. Michael ‘T’ Townsend is currently in Scotland. How are his adventures over there going? JH: ‘T’ is one mad red man! Just heard from him recently, was telling me that his parents (lovely people, but fairly reserved) might be afraid that he’s an alcho. Our favourite drink (Captain Morgan’s) is something silly like ten pound for a litre bottle over there - and he’s cashing in! It’s a family wedding and he’s been growing this filthy, rusty orange beard in preparation, dancing round like he does on stage, spilling his halffinished litre bottles of rum down the leg of his long distant Auntie’s floral dress. I can see it now, so look out for photos on our Facebook. I believe he’s found a kilt too. W: You recently did a set of solo gigs throughout September. Will you be breaking loose from the Younger Dryas anytime soon?

THE TEA PARTY’S

JH: I just recently played a truly unique gig down in Hobart this past Friday. ‘Song for Song’ it is called, put together by the good man Samuel Cole. Four different artists take the stage, facing each other, with the audience gathered all around; quite like a jam session really. We had never met each other before. We’re asked to lend our instrumentation in each other’s songs, each artist playing one of their original songs after the other. No practice and never before having heard each other’s material. It went better than I imagined, such a great night! There is another one coming up on October 5. I really enjoyed this particular solo-but-notsolo experience, and will be solo again soon, but collaborating with other people is where I’m currently at.

THUR NOV 8 ROYAL OAK, LTN FRI NOV 9 RED HOT MUSIC, D’PORT SAT NOV 10 REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART Maton Guitars and Red Hot Music Present

A MASTERCLASS WITH JEFF MARTIN

2Pm Nov 9 @ Red Hot Music, Entry is free, but limited to 40 people, Register your attendance through Red Hot Music.

W: You are about to kick off a sneaky tour of Tasmania on October 20, ‘Younger Dryas & Friends – Here Comes The Sun Tour’. What made you decide to do a full Tasmanian tour now? JH: Well, we’re currently in the process of negotiating the finer details of Melbourne-based management contracts, and it’s taking its time. Not good at twiddling our thumbs, and while I was still manager, we decided...road trip! Let’s go right around - having never done it before - and having until the start of 2013 before we really start to become busy, it’s time now to explore and take this new EP to every corner of our home state. Come have a party with us! REBECCA WHITEHEAD Catch Younger Dryas as they make their way to all corners of the State, playing 13 dates kicking off on October 20. Head to their facebook page for all the info: http://www.facebook.com/youngerdryas www.facebook.com/warp.mag 25


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RIDING THE TIDAL WAVE OF SUCCESS OFF THE BACK OF ONE RECORD ALONE, HUSKY HAVE BEEN ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF FOREVER SO’S SUCCESS INTERNATIONALLY. KEYBOARDIST GIDEON PREISS REGALES ME WITH TALES OF THE BAND’S RECENT OVERSEAS JAUNTS FROM A VAN HEADING TO GERMANY.

Husky have enjoyed quite the 2012, with their debut record, Forever So, making a great splash in both the Australian and international markets. Preiss gives me a bit of an insight into how things have been at Husky HQ over the past few months, having spent so many of them away from home. “We’re travelling well. We’re almost seven weeks into tour now and we’ve definitely found our groove after being on the road for so long; it has started to feel like normal life. We will have played more than 150 shows by the end of this year, so it does become less overwhelming getting up each night to play in front of new audiences.” Preiss and his band mates, recently signed to iconic American label Sub Pop, have been steadily solidifying their international fan base; their compelling blend of folk and alternative rock music shining a new light on acts emerging from Australia at present. It seems that being associated with such a label like Sub Pop has been working well in Husky’s favour.

“We’ve found overseas audiences to be very warm and receptive. It’s pretty amazing how well respected Sup Pop is around the world, and we definitely get a feeling from people we meet that they are well known far and wide. They’ve been doing a great job and have been so supportive as we’ve released and toured Forever So around the world. We’ve got a lot of territory to cover and it’s humbling to have the folks at Sub Pop working our records.” Says Gideon of the success of Forever So in Australia, “I suppose it’s a dream and a goal for any band or artist to produce work that has the substance and quality to last; it certainly is for our band anyway. As far as particular aspects that people may or may not connect with, I feel like that’s for others to decide. Once an album is released and put out there into the world, it’s up to the people to make their own minds up as to whether it’s good or hip or original. We worked tirelessly on Forever So and we were bent on making a record that we’d be proud of no matter what. I think that, for the most part,

we achieved this.” With a slew of rave reviews for their stunning live performances already in the bag, Husky are looking forward to getting back to their much-loved home crowds this October, when they return for another national tour in support of their latest single, ‘Tidal Wave’. “It’s always great to come home and share music with our fans Down Under,” Preiss states. “I think ultimately, we always set out to play the best shows we can play by bringing our songs to the stage with as much passion and detail as possible.” SOSE FUAMOLI

Husky play the Republic Bar and Cafe in Hobart on October 12.

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Drinks of the month THE HILLS PEAR CIDER

FOOD REVIEW

ANATOLIA Having lived in North Hobart for over a decade, I’m not sure why I had never eaten at Anatolia before. For some reason, this little Turkish restaurant had been invisible to me - every time I traipsed up and down the North Hobart restaurant strip, it just hadn’t registered as somewhere to dine. I guess I had pegged it to be unexceptional. I had also never heard any word-of-mouth endorsements; in fact, I had heard virtually nothing, except one thing from a wannabe vegetarian, who pejoratively dismissed it as “meaty”. Being a heavily carnivorous omnivore, this was only a good thing, but evidently not good enough to draw me there. The word “meaty” dissipated in my mind, sucked away into some cognitive black hole, and lay dormant, unable to connect to anything else. That was, until a few nights ago. Suddenly, after twelve years of only peering in, I found myself sitting comfortably within the cosy front dining room with a work colleague, looking out onto the street. We were there at his instigation - he had curiosity to be sated, something I seemingly had not been able to drum up in the last dozen years, which I later opined, was a stain on my character. Never mind I guess.

So, there we were. Refined diners that we be, I had “shotgunned” the good seat against the wall, then asked for the tealight candle to be lit, citing it to be a romantic dinner, just to freak out my co-worker. This proved to be effective, and I further cemented my role as pretend-harmless-but-slightly-creepylecherous-lady-at-work. Whilst lamenting that there was no shared meat platter on the menu, the waiter presciently appeared with supplementary banquet menus that offered such a thing, at a very reasonable price ($39), and our dinner fate was sealed. Turkish beer was ordered, which proved to be pleasantly fruity and a good suitor to the food, albeit a little flat. An array of dips arrived with steamy-hot fresh bread – creamy carrot vied with the eggplant for first place, a yogurt and cucumber proved refreshing, the hummus perfunctory. We heaped salad onto our plates whilst waiting for the next course. Next, an artfully decorated meat platter. We hoed in, and as we ate, the bereft word “meaty” that had long languished in solitude suddenly fused with another in a spark of affinity. Meaty goodness. Meaty goodness, of flavoursome depth, and of a satisfying variety. Lamb cutlets, rosy-hued within, with a yielding grain. Chicken skewers, marinated in something yellow. Yellow and good. Kofte (you say kofte! I say meatball!) – soft, juicy and tasty. To accompany - cubes

of potatoes, stewed in stock until soft and silken, and plain rice, to mop up those meaty juices. More salad was brought to heap onto our plates. It was a damn fine feed. Fed aplenty by this juncture, we asked for our baklava as takeaway. In a moment of cheerful insanity, I offered my piece of baklava to my co-worker. Sometimes we make poor decisions in life, and I later realised, this was one of them. Therefore due to my foolish benevolence, I cannot say how it tasted; however I can say it did look the part, and absolutely resembled the syrup-laden, multi-layered filo-pastry sliceof-heaven, stuffed with coarsely-mealed nuts that I have come to regard as the most delightful of middle-eastern sweetmeats. Here we parted ways with Anatolia and our quietly elegant waiter, whose service was both attentive and unobtrusive. Off into the night, we each lurched home, stuffed to the hilt. Curiosity was sated, and I left enlightened. The place no longer an unremarkable gully; instead, a beacon on the restaurant landscape, where great value, a relaxing atmosphere and excellent food converge. SARA WAKELING ANATOLIA 321 Elizabeth St, North Hobart TAS 7000 Phone: (03) 6231 1770

Winner of the 'Best Pear Cider' last year in the Australian Cider Awards. Made from 100% Fresh Adelaide Hills Pears, clean, crisp fruit driven style, filtered bright vibrant green/pale straw, with great real fruit Pear complexities. Perfectly balanced skin extraction, lushes mouth fill, great length with a drying finish. Always looking for the next sip!!! Available this month at Irish Murphy’s Hobart, $5.50 per pot, $10 per pint. Photo credit : The food mentalist http://www.thefoodmentalist.com/2012/04/ cider-sunday-hills-cider-company-pear.html

DE KUYPER LIQUEUR SHOTS

De Kuyper is the world's largest producer of cocktail liqueurs. The De Kuyper Royal Distillery can trace their history to 1695! At Syrup and PlanB this month we are doing a range of De Kuyper $5 shots; blue apple, top deck, passion pash and spicy ‘o’ just to name a few. Also a selection of $10 cocktails. So come in a try De Kuyper’s tasty range.  Available at PlanB and Syrup this month, all shots $5. BEAR REPUBLIC RACER 5 INDIA PALE ALE

RICH HARVEST

Well it seems Launceston has a farmers’ market to rival Hobart’s Farmgate market. Harvest Launceston, similarly situated in a quiet car park in Cimitiere Street, springs forth at 8.30am to bestow market-goers with a plethora of fresh produce and fine food. From locally roasted Ritual Coffee to tastings offered by Van Diemans Brewing, one’s liquid nourishment is catered for. Food-wise, Garden of Eden offers fabulous vegan laksa, rice paper rolls and gluten free cupcakes. For carnivores, there are BBQ beef and plum sausages, salmon burgers and more. As for fresh produce, quality doesn’t mean inflated prices - varieties of apples and potatoes can be found for as little as $1 a kilo.

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Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is on every Saturday from 8.30am12.30pm at the Cimitiere Street car park (on the corner of Cimitiere and Tamar streets, opposite Albert Hall). Toind out more about Harvest or volunteer you can contact Tracey on 0417 352 780 or info@harvestmarket.org. au

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Girl Walk All Day, shot with Kickstart crowdfunding of $25,000 is the music video story of a young woman and several characters who dance their way across New York City. A sensation across the USA at dance party screenings. Plans are underway to bring the film makers to Tasmania for combined screenings with high energy dance party. Inside Out Anton Corbin, tracks the career of the renowned photographer, video director and film makers from shooting album covers/ videos for U2 and Depeche Mode to directing Joy Division inspired movie Control. The Hunt, a thrilling drama about a Danish kindergarten teacher, played superbly by Mads Mikkelsen, best known as a James Bond villain, whose life plunges out of control when he is accused by a child. Highly rated at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

If you are a film-maker keen to use new technologies and methods, come to Inveresk Precinct on Saturday Nov 10th, for Wide Angle Tasmania's Digital SLR film making course and Screen Tasmania's short course on low budget feature film making workshop. New screen projects are everywhere at BOFA Launceston with new projects such as The Hive, WarCo, and Founders and Survivors being negotiated. Come and enjoy free Q &A sessions, interactive video screen and computers-based software at the BOFA Festival Hub, Inveresk.

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The Giants (les Geants), a coming-of-age tale centred on two brothers, follows them and a new friend looking to score some weed, go joyriding in grandpa’s beat-up car and stave off the boredom of the summer holidays.... but it turns nasty! Where possible films screen with director or producer are present for a Question & Answer session. Full details on films and schedules at www.bofa.com.au as the programme is finalised.

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—Film maker, Camille Chen BOFA is a proud and sophisticated festival which made me feel privileged to have my film accepted. As an emerging filmmaker it was inspiring and reassuring to receive such lovely feedback about my film from successful industry professionals and so attending the festival was an invaluable experience for me.

The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise and Volunteering Tasmania are partnering with BOFA for MAD Day.

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Scott Gelston, Examiner photo journalist, has had the enviable job of shooting most of the leading rock group and solo artist gigs that come to Tasmania as well as covering local bands like The Embers. His work is showcased at BOFA 2012 in an exhibition called Captured: Rock Music Which Changed the World. Scott is the official photographer for Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival, Breath of Life Music Festival and Beyond The Box Tas, a project linking a Launceston based youth organisation with an orphanage in Bali. Scott chose 40 images from his thousands of music shots to reflect those musicians who have either created changes in musical genre, social change or personal change. You will enjoy checking out your favourites as well as seeing some new names in striking photographs which tell the story of rock music and change. Daily free screenings at the BOFA Festival Hub Screen Zone of shorts (3 minutes mostly) on the themes of Make a Difference, Essence of Tasmania and the Happiness Project .

Parties are the heart-beat of a festival. The edgy BOFA Festival Hub is open each day at QVMAG, Inveresk with lunchtime entertainment and drinks. Ideal place to chill between films. The festival kicks off in Launceston on Thursday evening (8th November) with an Opening Night Party and film, a glamorous event with guests arriving in vintage cars, walking the red carpet, enjoying cocktails, entertainment, and Tasmania’s finest foods and wines. On Friday 9th November at 10pm awardwinning band The Embers will rock BOFA at the Festival Hub. Their blend of blues, reggae, funk, pop, rock, dance, hip-hop, folk and whatever moves them, is bound to get you moving. Their gigs sell out, so be early.

—Erin Good, winner, Best Youth Short film An amazing achievement. BOFA has the potential to carve out a unique niche on the world-wide festival circuit

—Director Rowan Woods (with Gregor Jordan) Really looking forward to coming back to the BOFA film festival in 2012

Contestants, finalists, celebrities, and film fans celebrate the screen award winners at a major BOFA Screen Awards dinner on Saturday 10th November, feasting on Tasmania’s best food and the Tamar Valley’s best wines and beer. The Closing Night Dance Party on Sunday 11th November at the BOFAFestival Hub features Girl Walk all Day (see above). A screening and dance party is also being planned for MONA.

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ANDREW LOOKS AT ART IN A SKATEBOARD SHOP FOR SOME TIME NOW, JIMMY’S SKATE AND STREET HAS BEEN SHOWING THE MOST PUNK-ASS ART IN TASMANIA, BOTH IN HOBART AND LAUNCESTON, THAT ISN’T SPRAYPAINTED ON A CONCRETE WALL SOMEWHERE.

Artwork by FEARLESS. Photo by Pip Stafford

Actually, these shops are the places all these disgraceful graffiti vandals show their wares legitimately. The art is rough, young, and funky and pretty much always on sale for cheap. I love it. I love the idea. I don’t always like the art, sometimes it stinks. Sometimes the art up the road at CAST stinks as well. Sometimes I dig the art at the skateboard shop because it’s rugged and unpolished. I need to see art like that now and again to give me a bit of perspective. I went to art school you see, I have pretensions of academia and I like artwork that makes me think. I also like artwork that comes from another place entirely, that reeks of another perspective; that makes me think of drinking longnecks out of paper bags or grazed elbows. This is what I keep an eye on Jimmy’s shop for, to see what this mob are up to and where their heads are at, because they are part of the fabric – and because I dig them more than watercolors of Dunalley. There’s an incredible variety of styles and approaches, with fluoro blats on reclaimed cardboard one show and monsters on broken skateboards the next.

One thing that is consistent though, with the work I see when I drop by Jimmy’s Skate shop for a squiz and a gander, is genuine joy in the act of creation. You can see another kind of effort, an intensity that is pretty immediate. I imagine the hand that drew a brisk curve or made some stencil – and it’s important to remind oneself that there is this world and its art as well. It’s great when something amazing shows up, like the bloke who makes large metal sculptures that are total “I’m just doing it for fun and just because I can” that turned up a while back. Sometimes you get the rugged monsters with bulging eyes by Sid Cyanide; other times you get classic hip-hop inspired graff creations by Topski. You get all kinds of stuff in Jimmy’s Skate shop. You can even buy art from there for $40 if it takes your fancy. And I do believe it’s there just because the man with the longest dreads in Tasmania, Jimmy himself, just likes there to be a bit of work by local types in his store. Which is pretty fine. ANDREW HARPER

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ART MAKES HISTORY THE 2012 QUEENSTOWN FESTIVAL IS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE AND SO IT SHOULD, COINCIDING WITH THE CENTENARY OF ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACCIDENTS AT WORK IN AUSTRALIAN HISTORY; THE MT LYELL MINING DISASTER.

Bobby Hales standing in front of the 1929 Queenstown Chevrolet Fire Engine. Photo by Glenn Mead

It’s a sombre note, but it’s also about a community coming together and remembering that what makes a community truly strong is how they cope with disaster and tragedy, and how they move on.

Street stage to relax you after an day of history, food under the awnings on Orr St and the biggest event of the lot, the Festival Gala Evening, the high point of the West Coast Spring calendar on Saturday Night.

Queenstown is a special place – once upon a time it was the busiest part of Tasmania. The town that was is gone but much remembered and the town that is survives and is unique. History is big in Queenstown.

If you want to get to the heart of the matter – take an underground tour of the Mt Lyell Mine. There are five tours a day each day of the festival, but bookings are essential – phone 0407 049 612 for a very special experience. Or do the exact opposite of a mine tour and take one of the helicopter rides that will be on during the festival.

To truly get to grips with the overwhelming scope, this year’s organisers have crafted a mammoth sequence of events that remember those who lost their lives at Mt Lyell that bring the history of Queenstown to sharp relief and celebrate the community that was and is. There’s a significant number of exhibitions about the disaster, displaying an incredible range of ephemera, photographs and documents, on at four different sites around the town that will be open for the weekend for visitors to take in at their own pace, but there also some remarkable happenings planned – there are re-enactments of the disaster, two book launches, readings, public forums (one featuring Geoffrey Blainey, the internationally renowned Australian historian and Todd Russell, survivor of the Beaconsfield Disaster,) music at every pub in Queenstown and on the Main

The Works is a genuine community event and has been running bi-annually for ten years, always featuring interaction with schools, Glenorchy residents and Tasmanian artists. This year the event moves over to the park at Elwick Bay, over the Brooker from Montrose, and will fill the space with colour and movement. The focus for 2012 is “Flotilla”; 1.5 km of sculpture trail around the bay. Flotilla will feature some new work by some of the best pubic artists around, Andy Vagg, Sharyn Woods, Chantale Delrue, Elizabeth Woods and Gwen Egg, who are creating large scale visual installations inspired by the wind, natural river fibres, the water as a reflective surface, people’s recreational use of the park, even the pollution that ends up in the nearby waterways. These artists, who make things like giant nests and walls of VHS tapes will be right alongside the creative endeavours of schools and Glenorchy locals.

If you are thinking of going, don’t delay – Queenstown was 75% booked out by mid-September. Really. Because the 2012 Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival is going to be MASSIVE. ANDREW HARPER

Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival, October 12 – 14, 2012 (Centenary of the Mt. Lyell Mine Disaster. Register at the West Coast Community Hub, 9-13 Driffield St Queenstown. More information: • www.queenstownartsfestival.org • www.facebook.com/ QueenstownHeritageArtsFestival • Twitter@Qtown_Festival

The whole thing gets going Thursday November 8 and there’ll be opening ceremony fun; Sunday’s Blow It Up event for young people and families, which looks pretty outrageous as well, featuring the awesome Megaphone Project (children and massive megaphones! EXCELLENT!), a pair of giant inflatable sculptures and a selection of live music for a noisy day at Elwick bay. The Works is grass roots community art at its best and never disappoints. ANDREW HARPER

THE WORKS FESTIVAL happens at Elwick Bay, Glenorchy, November 8 -11. For more information as the festival nears, check out: www.worksfestival.org, or if you want to volunteer – flick The Works an email and see if they can use a pair of hands: theworks@gcc.tas.gov.au www.facebook.com/warp.mag 29


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FILM FEST WITH A CONSCIENCE IF YOU ARE INTO FILM WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE, THE BREATH OF FRESH AIR FILM FESTIVAL IS THE BEST EXPERIENCE YOU’LL HAVE ALL YEAR. You are going to watch features, documentaries, go to events and hang around in a festival club and breathe film for four days. The Breath of Fresh Air film festival has returned to cover Tasmania in celluloid for a second time. BOFA is for film watchers and film makers, and brings the creators to the audience in a multi-cultural celebration of fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to screen-based storytelling that inspires positive social change. BOFA Festival Director Owen Tilbury said that the success of the 2011 BOFA Film Festival in Launceston had led to the move to extend the Festival to the State capital. “This is the state’s only major annual film festival and we want it to be accessible to as many Tasmanian film-lovers as possible,” Tilbury said. “BOFA 2012 in Launceston will be showing more than 30 of the world’s best features and documentaries. We will simultaneously be screening the best of the BOFA feature films at the State Cinema in Hobart, and the best documentaries at MONA.” BOFA 2011 attracted national attention and was named one of last year’s Significant Seven Australian Film Festivals by national media and marketing magazine, mUmBRELLA. Dubbed the “festival with a conscience”, BOFA showcases shorts, features and documentaries which use screen-based storytelling to inspire positive change.

BOFA is not just about great films. The 2012 programme will include masterclasses with industry professionals from around Australia, a short film competition, exhibitions at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and a celebration of Tasmanian food and wine with parties at the QVMAG and Boag’s Brewery. The Awards Dinner will be held on the Saturday night (November 10) at the Museum’s newly renovated Royal Park Art Gallery. This year’s BOFA Artistic Directors are Rowan Woods (AFI-winning director; The Boys, Little Fish) and Trish Lake (SPAAwinning producer; Gettin’ Square and past national president of the Screen Producer’s Association of Australia), so expect great things. Events for the film freaks and movie buffs of Tasmania in 2012 include: World’s Best Features: a massive selection of the best feature flicks known to humanity. Last year’s BOFA featured 40 features from across the globe, screening in five different locations in Launceston and two in Hobart. If it’s possible, film directors will be at screenings to answer questions and show you the ropes of feature making. Highlights of last year’s program included The Hunter (Australia/Tasmania), We Need to Talk about Kevin (USA), and Face to Face (Australia), so stay tuned to www.bofa.com. au for this year’s films. The 2012 BOFA Docfest: A dozen factual films that explore four categories; Home, Love, Edge, Change, and features material sourced from the internet – home-made minicam tales that launched a thousand hits; the work of insanely brave citizen journalists (you know the type, when it gets crazy they get out the camera instead of running for the hills); diary films that take you to the core of another human being, and more. Last year’s doco highlights included Bill Cunningham New York (USA), Meat the Truth (Netherlands), The War You Don’t See

(Australia), and El Bulli (Spain), so stay tuned to www.bofa.com.au for this year’s films. The Big Ideas Debate: Last year’s the topic was “The Screen Is Mightier than the Sword”, this year it’s “That Hollywood no longer Makes a Difference”. You may have caught in on ABC1 back in February, and this debate looks to liven up the idiot box. Invited guests for the verbal stoush include David Stratton (the bearded one from ABC’s At the Movies) and Lord David Puttnam (The Killing Fields and Chariots of Fire. Haven’t seen these? Go rent them right now). This debate is a massive event, taking place in the 1,100 seat Albert Hall in Launceston, and is one of the things that makes BOFA a different kind of film festival. The debate will be filmed and is currently being negotiated to be broadcast across Australia and Asia-Pacific by ABC1 (hello, iView!). The intention is to use the power of broadband to webcast the debate and to hold live audience interactions at venues around Tasmania , Australian capital cities and internationally, using the live video-stream from BOFA, so watch the website for more info and webcasts: www.bofa.com.au Exhibitions at The QVMAG: Cinema makes great stills and stills are perfect for framing and sticking on a wall. The art component of BOFA features exhibitions including a selection of displays and films that focus on Tasmania and cinema, which will feature the best of the entries of the 2012 “Essence Of Tasmania” short film competition, rock photography that changed the world and short documentaries. MAD Day: Make A Difference Day, the climax of BOFA on Sunday November 11. A free open air fair at the festival site with produce, food, event, screenings, the Big Ideas debate, kid’s events and a farmer’s market with Tamar Valley wines, and ways you can make a difference to yourself, the community or even the world. BOFA 2012 is set to build on last year and grow into the future, becoming an important festival in the growing Tasmanian film scene. ANDREW HARPER and REBECCA FITZGIBBON

If you’re now slavering for film and more, get to the BOFA site: www.bofa.com.au and hit their newsletter, like the festival on Facebook and get all the news as BOFA approaches. Earlybird tickets, which offer massive savings and priority entry to film events are on sale now at Neil Pitt’s Menswear, 76 Brisbane St in Launceston. Get on it.

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A REAL SENSE OF ART FOLLOW MONA’S DAVID WALSH DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE TO EXPERIENCE THE SATURATING SENSORY EUPHORIA OF SYNAESTHESIA. What do Stevie Wonder, Franz Liszt, Duke Ellington and David Hockney have in common? All of them had or have synaesthesia, a neurological rarity in which the five senses – sight, sound, taste, smell and touch - are mingled due to cross-wiring in adjacent areas of the brain. Hearing a musical note, for example, might cause a synaesthete to see a particular colour: C is red, F sharp is blue. David Walsh finds it decidedly intriguing, and has created a weekend-long experience at his Museum of Old and New Art as an immersive musical experience.

It will feature commissioned works, original numbers and new encounters with Messiaen, Liget’s Mysteries of the Macabre, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (with a new arrangement by Julian Yu). Artists include singer Kate Miller-Heidke, pianist Michael Kieran Harvey, pianist Peter Hill, performance cabaret artist Meow Meow, bassist Brian Ritchie, soprano Allison Bell, ANAM, saxophonist Danny Healy, composer Ken Young, pianist Marc Hannaford, the TSO and Chorus. TSO artistic director Simon Rogers said a highlight of the weekend would be the TSO

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performing in the basement of the MONA building in front of the huge Snake by Sidney Nolan.

The program, a collaboration between MONA and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, will serve up a smorgasbord of light, colour and sound, with more than 100 performers performing in unexpected places throughout the museum, lit by lighting maestro John Rayment and codirected by Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini.

“A few years ago I was trying to explain to a restless companion why I was having trouble tearing myself away from an ocean view, the blues and greens rippling like persistent organ chords. ‘Do you know what synaesthesia is?’ I started, readying once again to out myself as a freak of nature, or worse.

“When I first mentioned the idea of a synaesthetic weekend to David Walsh about two years ago, he embraced it as an event for his wonderful Museum of Old and New Art,” Terracini says. “So in November this year, synaesthetic delights at MONA will offer visitors an extraordinary exploration of the colour of sound and mind.”

‘Of course’, he said, ‘what kind do you have?’ In that discussion, he told me about a concert event he was hoping to put together, about synaesthesia. The man was David Walsh, and this is the concert.” - Margaret Hollis

Limited to only 400 guests, the rest of the museum will be closed to the public for the weekend (although The Source and the wine bar will remain open to the public). Tickets are pricey ($605 a pop) but include the weekend’s works, performances, drinks, a panel discussion, feasts and more. Synaesthesia runs noon ‘til midnight on Saturday November 3, and noon ‘til 9pm (it’s a school night) on Sunday November 4. If you have ever experienced a colour as a taste, a sound as a feeling in your stomach, or a shape as a scent, you have an inkling of synaesthesia, along with around 10,000 other Australians. www.mona.net.au/what’s-on/events REBECCA FITZGIBBON

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ART OF QUEENSTOWN ART AT THIS YEAR’S QUEENSTOWN HERITAGE AND ARTS FESTIVAL IS WORTH THE TRIP.

SAWTOOTH ARI APPEARING AS PROCESS Curated By Laura Hindmarsh Lauren Brown (VIC/GER) Boni Cairncross (NSW) Darren Cook (TAS) Laura Hindmarsh (TAS) This group show had a fairly ambitious and risky premise guiding it: the works displayed were about the act of making the work and, in a way, were works that were making themselves as one observed them. Interesting idea indeed, but if you present something half-baked, you run the risk of it being perceived as such. Of course, trying to unlock, demystify and expose the apparent mystery of artistic creation is a fine idea, and one that I would endorse; I think we have had quite enough of the artist as mystic in 2012. Laura Hindmarsh, in her curator’s hat, has come up with a decent idea, and certainly a reason to curate something. The next step is making it work; and there, as ever, is the rub. You have a really neat idea and it’s just too slippery to implement. Laura’s own work encapsulates the idea best: video of her drawing her own outline in another video of herself drawing her outline. You get where it’s been and where it’s going and it’s quite elegant. Darren Cook, a former collaborator, presented an odd, comedic fragment of tape and a found stuff duck. It was a little weird and may have vanished up its own rectum, but it did seem unfinished and to promise more. There was a fey element that held the work together and made it hard to dislike – I would have liked this one to be worked a bit more though, or am I not getting it?

Perspectus by Raef Sawford and Claire Krouzecky

From Queenstown resident Ivan Stringer’s realized vision of a Mount Lyell Disaster Memorial Park, to Andrew Rewald’s demountable kitchen that offers conceptual food, there will be a smorgasbord of art at the Queenstown Arts and Heritage Festival. Hobart-based INFLIGHT Artist Run Initiative (ARI) and the Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ) gallery have invited a range of contemporary artists to give their take on Queenstown, the My Lyell Disaster, the unique landscape around the town and the town’s history. LARQ brings The Unconformity to the Festival. This collection of exhibitions features The Savage Rocks of Circumstance, images by Tim Chatwin about the last days of the Mt Lyell Mine, West Lyell; Landscapes by Julian Cooper; The Jewelled House of Art And Nature, a sculptural installation by Ruth Johnstone; and some significant works made by important Australian artist Jan Senbergs called The Infernal Regions of Tasmania that were created in Queenstown during the ‘80s and will return to the source of their creation. The Unconformity is open during the day for the whole festival, with the launch at LARQ (8 Hunter St) at 5pm Saturday.

sound work that will engage with what it must have been like to be trapped in a mine, and will probably be rather creepy.

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I enjoyed the other works tremendously after being confused by Cook - Lauren Brown gave instructions for the viewer to go and yell at the pub across the road from an open window in the Sawtooth Kitchen, and the idea that this could go somewhere, and that something more could happen was palpable, amusing, and even challenging. I yelled the text “WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO LISTEN ABOVE THE DIN” and ducked away grinning to myself. I was complicit and loved it. I liked Boni Cairncross’ work hugely as well: she had previously asked people to read out loud in a space, recorded the din and attempted to write down everything she heard. The end result was a long roll of scrawled on paper hanging down from the high ceiling and the recorded reading of voice and text whispering up. The work of writing and the sound of the spoken word mirrored well; the only problem is that it seemed like a finished work, given the premise. Hindmarsh has attempted to create a strong idea, so strong it may have been overbearing, but the resultant works escaped any dictatorship with lateral moves. I await the next step in the process with much anticipation. ANDREW HARPER

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Claire Krouzecky and Raef Sawford take to the Town Centre of Queenstown with perspectus, a sound light and video work that will attempt to bring the hills around Queenstown into the town, and Andrew Rewald’s Bind and Stand kitchen appear and disappear, offering up food as art and food as ideas.

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There are plenty of other artists and shows as well; Michelle Sarkis will create 1,100 Feet for Mt Lyell, an public interactive work that will ask participants to make knots in a huge length of rope, with each knot signifying a memory; Peter Waller will haunt the burnt Linda Hotel with The Drink, and the Art Frontier Gallery on Orr St will host New Work.

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Amongst it all will be Oslo Davis, who overhears fragments of conversation and documents them with a pen and paper. Oslo will wander the festival, catching snippets with the goal of producing a zine for free on the Sunday. Oslo has a gentle wit and his drawings are irresistibly charming.

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Guide South 146 ARTSPACE Upbeat, Alan Young, Oct 11 - Nov 8. ART AT THE POINT - BRUNY ISLAND • Paintings, prints, sculptures, jewellery, textiles and ceramics, Bruny Island artists. • Birds of a Feather, group exhibition, OPENING Oct 20. ART MOB Stars of Yuendumu, Warlukurlangu Artists, Yuendumu, NT, including Alma Nungarrayi Granites, Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Elsie Napanangka Granites & Mary Anne Nampijinpa Michaels, Oct 5 - 21, OPENING Oct 5 at 6pm. BETT GALLERY The Indelible Blue Line, Philip Wolfhagen, Oct 5 Nov 3. CARNEGIE GALLERY • Swerve, Penny Mason, Sue Henderson and David Marsden, ends Oct 7. • Sea Stories, Karin Beaumont, Michaye Boulter, Sally Brown, Linda Fredheim, Oct 19 - Nov 25, OPENING Oct 18 at 6pm. CAST • Shotgun, Joel Crosswell and Lucienne Rickard, Sept 14 - Oct 7. • Principle Matter, Sean Rafferty, Jai McKenzie, David Haines, Paul Greedy, Oct 13 - 18, OPENING Oct 12 at 6pm. COLVILLE GALLERY • Local Knowledge, Matthew Armstrong, Sept 21 – Oct 10 • Primary Colours, Paul Gundry - Sept 21 – Oct 10 • Stephen Lees, Oct 12 – Oct 30 DESPARD GALLERY • Matthew Harding and Meg Jenkins, ends Oct 16. • Rodney Pople, Oct 18 - Nov 6. HANDMARK GALLERY, HOBART Metaxy, Josh Foley, ends Oct 9. INFLIGHT • Teetering at the Edge of Rock Bottom, Alice Lang, Oct 5 - 27, OPENING Oct 5 at 6pm. • PADDY LYN MEMORIAL SPACE: Telepathy Training Camp and a Second Life, Jacquelene Drinkall with Jeremy Owen Turner and Alts/ Avatars, Oct 5 - 27, OPENING Oct 5 at 6pm. INKA GALLERY INC. • Vivid, Anna Blatman, ends Oct 10. • Empty Chair, Chris Kerruish and Steph Parkyn, Oct 11 - 31. JIMMY’S SKATE AND STREET • Wrong side of the tracks, Fearless, Sept 21 - Oct 19. • Monster Lamour, curated by Zoe Axton and Bree Feeney featuring 2D and 3D mixed media art from Sid Syanide, Hannah Flowers, lauren Mac, Jake Williams, Bree Feeney, Sarah Foley and Zoe Axton, Oct 19 onwards, OPENING Oct 19 at 5.30pm.

MOONAH ARTS CENTRE • Life Without Barriers, Samuel Bosworth solo show, ends Oct 11. • Inner Landscapes, Jamaludeen Macfarlane and Hanifa Macfarlane, Oct 17 - Nov 8. MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART • Left Hand Of Darkness, Ann Lislegaard, ends October 2 • Jeff Gabel, Level B1, ongoing. • Yannick Demmerle, Mona Library Gallery, ends December 3. • Monanism, permanent collection. • Theatre of the World, TMAG & MONA collections, ends Apr 26 (2013) PEPPERCORN GALLERY A co-operatively run outlet for the fine art and craftwork of local Richmond artists. SADDLERS COURT GALLERY Exhibiting over 100 Tasmanian artists & crafts people. SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE • Optomeyes Art Exhibition 2012, Raising funds for Hobart City Mission, Oct 4 - 7, OPENING Oct 4 at 6pm • KELLY’S GARDEN: Bomb Shelter No. 25: the emptiness of war, James Barker, Oct 5 - 31 • TOP GALLERY: Littoral States - the shoreline at 42 degrees, Kim O’Sullivan, Oct 6 - 28, OPENING Oct 5 at 6pm • LONG GALLERY: Osmosis 2012, Leonie Oakes, Iona Johnson, Fiona Fraser, Janelle Mendham, Kaye Green, Wendy Morrow, Linden Langdon and others, Oct 9 - 21, OPENING Oct 12 at 6pm. SCHOOLHOUSE GALLERY • Rosny U3A Painting and Drawing Groups, Oct 5 17, OPENING Oct 4 at 5.30pm. • Forty Years in the Making, Tasmanian Ceramics Association 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Oct 21 Nov 4, OPENING Oct 21 at 2pm. • THE BARN: Contemporary Wearables ‘11, Twelfth Biennial Award Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery from Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Oct 12 - 31, OPENING Oct 11 at 5.30pm. SONA GALLERY Ongoing stock exhibition TASMANIAN LANDSCAPES GALLERY Luke O’Brien Photography. Art printing & mounting services also available. TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY • Elegance in Exile, artwork of four Australian convicts, ends Nov 4. • Scenemachines, 2012 City of Hobart Art Prize featuring 60 high school entrants, ends Oct 14. • 2012 City of Hobart Art Prize, Oct 6 - Nov 11. • Stories From the State Numismatics Collection, Medals and Money Gallery, Permanent Exhibition. • Islands to Ice, Antarctic Gallery, Permanent Exhibition. WELLINGTON GALLERY Thomas Anderson last available works original paintings, gallery open by appointment Ph. 6223 6643

* If you are an exhibiting gallery or space in Tasmania and want to be included in the Warp Gallery Guide email: nic@warpmagazine.com.au

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ACADEMY GALLERY - UTAS INVERESK • Troy Ruffels, ends Oct 12. • 2012 University College Program Showcase, ends Oct 12. • 50 Years of Self Help, Oct 26 - Nov 7.

COMEDY THE BRISBANE HOTEL The Comedy Forge, Thursday Oct 25, 8pm start. All new comedy material. 

DESIGN CENTRE, LAUNCESTON Dualism: The Combination of Thai and Tasmania Heritage Through Contemporary Furniture, Dr Chalit Kongsuwan (Num), ends Nov 25.

THE LOWER HOUSE The Lower House Comedy Lounge, Thursday Oct 11, 8pm start (doors/ bar/kitchen 6.30pm). Featuring Amos Gril (SA), Tim Logan, Kevin O’Flaherty & Brodie Lucas with MC Gavin Baskerville.

HANDMARK GALLERY, EVANDALE Kit Hiller and Megan Perkins, Oct 7 - Nov 1, OPENING: Oct 7.

THE THEATRE ROYAL Jimeoin, Friday Oct 12. THEATRE ROYAL HOTEL The Yard,  Oct 9 & 23, 8pm start.

NEW GALLERY - UTAS Newnham Birchalls Contemporary Art Prize, ends Oct 5.

WARATAH HOTEL The Clubhouse with David Bakker, Gavin Baskerville and Tim Logan, Thursday Oct 18, 8pm start.

POWERHOUSE GALLERY The Textiles Show, Textile based artwork from Contemporary Arts students, ends Oct 7. THREE WINDOWS GALLERY Changing Southern Midlands Artists.

WREST POINT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE RocKwiz - Some Kind Of Genius Tour, Oct 5 & 6. WREST POINT SHOW ROOM Col Elliott, Thursday Oct 25. FILM

Queen Victoria Museum Art Gallery Robert Baines, Aug 4 – Oct 14. Come to life, young Tasmanian artists, until Feb 17 2013.  

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SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE WOW: World Of Women Film Festival, Australian Documentary Shorts (1hr 30 mins approx) Thursday Oct 11, 7.30pm start. Free entry. Australian shorts fiction – WOW Award Winners, Friday Oct 12, 7:30pm start. Free entry. THEATRE

BURNIE REGIONAL ART GALLERY • TasArt 2012, Burnie Coastal Art Group, local and interstate artists, ends Oct 20. • 2012 Burnie Youth Council Art ChallengeWinners Exhibition, Oct 22 - 29. • Unique States - Seriality and the Panoramic in the prints of Raymond Arnold, Curated by Professor Sasha Grishin, Oct 27 - Dec 9, OPENING Oct 26 at 6.30pm. DEVONPORT REGIONAL GALLERY • MAIN GALLERY: Homage: The Royal Dozen and The Regal Twelve, Alexia Sinclair, ends Oct 28. • THE LITTLE GALLERY: Catching a Mirage, Fernando do Campo, ends Oct 28 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

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PEACOCK THEATRE The Company I Keep, Second Echo Ensemble, Monday Oct 15, 6pm. PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Bijou Creative presents Little Women, Sep 28 – Oct 13 (Wed – Sat 8pm).  Soul Mate, Sep 26 - Nov 10 (Wed – Sat 8pm).  THE THEATRE ROYAL Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica, Oct 5 & 6. Back To The 80s, Oct 19 - Nov 3. THE THEATRE ROYAL BACKSPACE THEATRE The Trade, Tasmanian Theatre Company, Sep 21 - Oct 6.

THE NORTH COMEDY DICKENS CIDER HOUSE Uber Comedy, Oct 10 & Oct 24. DEVONPORT ENTERTAINMENT & ONVENTION CENTRE Jimeoin, Oct 13. PRINCESS THEATRE Jimeoin, Oct 14.

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: nic@warpmagazine.com.au

COUNTRY CLUB Col Elliott, Oct 26. THEATRE PRINCESS THEATRE Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica, Oct 2 & 3. EARLS ART CENTRE Avenue Q, Oct 11 - 20. Calendar Girls, Oct 25 – 27. BURNIE ARTS & FUNCTION CENTRE EUROBEAT almost Eurovision, Oct 26 - Nov 3. Appin Hall Celebrate The Child, Oct 27.

Contemporary Wearables ’11 is a tooWoomba regional art gallery touring exhibition

Contemporary Wearables '11 biennial JeWellery aWard rosny barn 12–31 oCtober 2012 aWard Winner brenton langsFord new south Wales Heavy pondering, 2011 necklace of anodised aluminium, nickel-plated brass, stainless steel cap screws, steel cable and rare earth magnets

FOR MORE INFORMATION phone 6245 8740 email sChoolhouse@CCC.tas.gov.au GAllERy hOuRs tues-Fri 11–4, sat & sun 12–4 WWW.CCC.tas.gov.au

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Album Reviews

Van She have made fans of 2008’s V wait exactly four years for their long-awaited follow up album. While V certainly had its moments including the 80’s synth-pop gem Kelly and Cat & the Eye and was a good album, probably no one expected the sophomore album to be quite this good.

VAN SHE IDEA OF HAPPINESS

Idea of Happiness is the 2012 Australian surprise packet of the year from my point of view. That’s not to disrespect Van She by any stretch, but with the reputations of “the difficult second album” and the lengthy delay in delivery, I had never expected the album to be of such great quality. While the synth and other era influences are certainly still present, the band have managed to create a far more contemporary record that still sounds nothing quite like anything

Single Reviews Single of the Month THE HONDAS COP SONG Punk me hard kids, go on. Right back to the late 70s without the death and bile. They probably like their mums, but it’s a good tune. RESCUE SHIPS CITY LIFE I want to say great things about this girl and this song but it is simply because I hear potential for a memorable Indie/folk band. Not there yet. SECONDHAND HEART TROUBLE Ugh, band names. There’s not much to say about this song because it’s as bland and forgettable as a middle of the night toilet run. PIGEON OH HEBE Nothing original about this song at all, and they’ve a dumb as fuck name, but it’s structurally good for all its horrendous 1988 imitations. TRACKSUIT CLASSY GIRL This is like a dud root. No tension is built and they have one static pace hammering you from the start; all done with false confidence.

CROOKED SAINT HOT & HEAVY Apparently “they’re” hot and heavy. Hard to tell who/how/why so, because we’re not told. He just whines huskily, echoing a few guitar notes. CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS SHIN-OKUBO Maybe this sounds cool when they play it live, but there’s no point to the bravado and for fucksake, try and say something that makes sense kids! DUNE SHOESTRING Keyboard melodrama, my breath is baited. I can’t wait for the image to be half drawn and be given the middle finger by her. KYLIE AULDIST COUNTING ON YOU Oh funk me up and down the face - a Motown vintage that forgot to include soul, or even palpable lyrics. OSH10 FELINE That’s cute, she evokes the imagery of a cat with her voice and lyrics, but the jazz is sub-par and the ride is flat.

OCTOBER Fri 5th, Open Mic Sun 7th, Oliver Gathercole / 12 noon Fri 12th, Sitar Lounge Sat 13th, Backseat Driver / 5.30 / $10 Sun 14th, David Carr & Colin Dean / 5.30 Fri 19th, Acoustic Night Sat 20th, Living Room Sessions

JARRED KEANE

else on the Australian music scene at the moment. The title-track kicks off the buoyant mood of the disc with an upbeat positive sound which is unmistakably a beach/summer anthem. Sarah is again fast-tempo and positive yet with a more sing-along and synth-based chorus. Coconuts is the most unconventional and experimental song so far but is still very accessible, most likely even from the point of view of a purely pop music fan. Calypso is possibly my favourite track on the album; it summons the sound of Friendly Fires’ latest album Pala and in particular my favourite song from that album; Hawiian Air. We Move On is another stand out track, one that is rather slow for the most part but

is quite experimental all the same. There are quite a few sounds going on at once and the track clearly benefits from attention to detail. Idea of Happiness is an absolute gem of an album that transcends eras and genres and its inherent experimentation sounds fresh while at the same time accessible and is always engaging. If you’re after an excuse to support Australian music, I urge you to go out and buy this album, because regardless what genres fill up your music library, I honestly don’t think you couldn’t like this record. ALEXANDER CROWDEN

KINGSWOOD

NAS

CHANGE OF HEART

LIFE IS GOOD

In the era of clean-cut indie darlings and flowery musical arrangements, it’s not uncommon for music-lovers to yearn for some good old fashioned meat ‘n potatoes rock’n’roll. Thankfully, that’s exactly what Kingswood has brought to the table with Change Of Heart. With soaring riffs, classic singalong rock choruses, and Alex Laska’s dynamic vocals – which are at times akin to Axl Rose, or Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill - it’s hard to find anything about Kingswood that doesn’t work. Of course, had they actually come about in the Guns N Roses era, they would likely sound the same as every other band. But in 2012, they are entirely distinct from their Melbourne rock-counterparts, and that’s surely something to celebrate. After a rollicking ride through Change Of Heart, Medusa, and Yeah Go Die, there is a welcome shift in tempo on Sun, before a bizarre Spanish-tinged acoustic rendition of Yeah Go Die. It’s easy to see why these guys have been getting picked up for a multitude of festival and support slots of late, taking every opportunity to show off their no-holdsbarred live show and manly good looks. They’re not breaking ground, by any means, but Kingswood look set for a promising future on the national scene at least.

This is classic Nasty Nas with a little more sunshine. Lyrically, Nas is still one of the finest MCs around, delivering his weighty points with wit, impact and a classic flow. He is also able to hold his own throughout the entire record without relying heavily on guest appearances from other rappers. The guest appearances are mainly used on the hooks, with Mary J. Blige on Reach Out, and a brilliant performance on one of Amy Winehouse’s final guest spots, Cherry Wine. He’s making amends with his ex-wife Kelis on tracks like No Introduction and Bye Baby, accepting the world in which his teenage daughter is maturing in on Daughters, and balancing the good with the bad on World’s An Addiction. For those who like a little more attitude and swagger in their hip-hop however, The Don is the album highlight; a catchy sample hook and a pounding, groove heavy beat has Nas busting out with an aggressive and fast paced flow. As with most Nas records, the production sits in the back seat, with the lyrics driving the bus. It does however poke its head up every now and then on tracks such as Summer on Smash to offer a break from the rappers relentless flow with a deep bass line or thumping beat.

KELLY SNYDERS

Friday 26th, Kingborough Music Night / $10 Sun 28th, Oliver Gathercole NOVEMBER Sat 3rd, Fundraiser / 7.00 Sun 4th, Mivac / 3.00 Tues 6th, Melbourne Cup Luncheon / 12 noon Wed 7th, The Whitetop Mountaineers / 7.00 Fri 9th, Sitar Lounge

LUKE CARLINO


Album Reviews

To me, Dappled Cities have always been a band that is somewhat akin to a musical Dr. Frankenstein; in that their creative ethos has always sounded like they construct their deft blend of postmodern harmonies from the combination of different elements from a wide range of musical genres and styles, dabbing their aural canvas with splatterings of jazz, rock, pop, prog, folk, dance and even metal. Conceived over 14 years ago when founding members Dave Rennick, Tim Derricourt and Alex Moore came together as teenagers, the gents settled on the moniker Dappled Cities Fly, at the time laughing at its inappropriateness as a band name. Since that time the band has gone

DAPPLED CITIES LAKE AIR

through a couple of line up shifts, dropped the ‘Fly,’ developed a killer live show with complementary visual aesthetics and all along have been steadily working away at producing some of the most intricate, challenging and distinctive music perhaps ever to come out of this country. Dappled Cities release their fourth studio album, Lake Air, this year. Initially meant to be their most experimental and intense record, Lake Air has actually seen the band shift their creative trajectory and take a new creative tangent from the path of their earlier work, which is well renowned for its use of complex time signatures, intricate instrumentation, precise tempo changes and evocative vocals. This record still retains

SET SAIL

THE HEAVY

HEY!

THE GLORIOUS DEAD

those essential defining elements, only this time the band made a conscious decision to relax and keep it simple, stripping back the process and turn their hand to creating ‘more direct, happy music’, songs that reflect a band in its prime, musing on all the integral themes that define existence, including life and love, death and family. Overall, Lake Air is an impressive release from Dappled Cities, a band with a unique vision and a masterful skill base to go about achieving it. There is not one fault in this record, as all tracks stand alone as hits, and work together to give you what I feel could be one of the Australian releases of the year.

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK

MICHAEL CLOHESY

SERJ TANKIAN HARAKIRI

GO

Hey! Is the second EP from Melbourne three-piece Set Sail, and much like their previous effort, within seconds of hitting play, all you can think is summer, summer, summer! Perhaps that analysis makes it sounds a bit too sugary for some tastes, but the truth is these guys know how to work their overtly joyful sound in such a way that it never gets sickening. Even with a violin in the mix – the instrument most commonly associated with sadness – it is impossible to find a dark or sullen tone anywhere. They just won’t let it happen. And they make it so easy to do so. Despite being only four tracks long, with the ridiculously danceable tune of Charleston and the coo-along chorus of Who Are You, there’s ample opportunity to get lost in the music. After a few listens, you might be inclined to think that lead singer Brandon Hoogenboom’s silky-smooth vocals could do with some roughing up, but at the end of the day, that’s not what these guys are about.. It’s impossible to know how far this approach will take them, but Hey! basically epitomises everything that Set Sail is, and that makes it a great release no matter which way you look at it. KELLY SNYDERS

The Heavy - the band behind Hollywood’s go-to soundtrack song How You Like Me Now - are back with their third record, The Glorious Dead, on which the group continue to transcend a variety of classic styles complete with a modern edge.

Motion City Soundtrack have always felt drastically underrated, in my opinion. They burst onto the scene with their major label debut (second album) Commit this to Memory in 2005, but have failed to sustain any lasting success outside of their loyal fan base.

Groove is the key. They approach it in a nonchalant way; it’s most certainly there as one of the main drivers, but the rest of the band don’t pay it too much attention, which makes it even better.

Perhaps the fact that their pop-punk tinged alt-rock in no longer in vogue is the reason they and fellow bands My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco and Fall Out Boy are by no means as popular as they were several years ago now that indie is all the rage. All that aside, Motion City Soundtrack have continued to churn out albums full of catchy tunes with all the hooks and pop sensibilities you’d expect from them after listening to their earlier work. Despite the fact the band have had more line-up changes that haircuts, their sound and signature style remains eight years since they first broke.

The horn section was quite reserved in the group’s last record, The House That Dirt Built, however are used in a more predominant fashion this time around. There are always moments on The Heavy’s records that have a spaghetti western feel to them; on this album it’s Curse Me Good, an acoustic guitar and handclaps track led in with whistling and a bright road song feel. Just as with the western moments, there is the punk rock element as well, Just My Luck, which takes a gritty Ramones-style turn. The Heavy are a truly original band who pack a huge amount of surprise into their records, all delivered with an ease that makes the entire listen enjoyable. The Glorious Dead continues the solid catalogue they are building which ignores the rules and offers nothing but quality. LUKE CARLINO

Go is the natural progression following on from 2010’s highly underrated My Dinosaur Life and the band is in fine form, even if it does feature slower, quieter songs similar to Even If It Kills Me. Go probably won’t cause much of a ripple, but if you’ve been following the Motion City journey so far, you’ll certainly have no complaints with this latest offering. ALEXANDER CROWDEN

In January last year, several countries reported dead birds falling from the skies, and dead fish washing up on beaches all over the world. It was after hearing about this bizarrely tragic phenomenon that Serj Tankian started writing his new album Harakiri – taking its name from the Japanese term for ritual suicide. Ever the sociological thinker, Tankian inevitably found the symbolism of this event weaving its way onto the album, and the result is 11 tracks of his most thoughtprovoking work to date, as his razor-sharp lyrics cut constantly at your ears and mind. Despite this being Tankian’s third solo release, his successful career as frontman and vocalist for System Of A Down means that many fans will no doubt expect (or at least hope for) the same sounds, but musically, Harakiri is a significant step away from the jabby, melodic metal of SOAD. Largely punk-driven, the album even features some unexpected elements in the form of 80’s electronica on Deafening Silence, or the pop-rock style chorus of Occupied Tears. Tankian has already proved that he can make a successful go of it as a solo artist, so while Harakiri is arguably his finest fruition to date, at the same time, it is merely another step forward for this diversely talented man. KELLY SNYDERS


Event Guide

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Republic Bar & Café

Dappled Cities 9pm

The Telegraph

Pirates of the Cover Scene

Alley Cat Bar

Blood Luxury, Lacerta, Atra Vetosus & Illustrator

Birdcage Bar

Trevor Weaver 9pm

Brisbane Hotel

DAMAGE NIGHTCLUB w/ Phat Meegz, Train Park, Nerves, DJ Kenji, DJ Vinyl Ritchie

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett

Brookfield Vineyard

Open Mic

Irish Murphys

Rhys Anderson, Becca Tilley

C Bar

DJ Gezza 8pm

Republic Bar & Café

Joe Pirere & The Blackberries 9pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Tim Davies followed by Naked Acoustic

Grand Poobah

Song for Song Series - Ben Lawless, Seth Henderson, Bec Stevens & Jed Appleton 7pm

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (Fundraiser) - Chris Coleman Collective, Sam Cole & The Mornings, Phat Meegz, The Stayns, SKUNK, Slinky, Sexy Lucy DJ Set, Talismans Choir, Nakita & Hamish 8pm

Thursday

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Friday

Irish Murphys

Atomic (Main Room), Infected (The Fox)

Ivory Bar

Grotesque

Jack Greene

Alex Curtain

Obar Lounge

Grotesque

Obar Main

DJ Johnny G

Peacock Theatre

Grigoryan Brothers - The Seasons 7.30pm

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Entropy

Wrest Point Ent' Centre

Rockwiz - Some Kind of Genius Tour 8pm

Alley Cat Bar

Pearly Whites

Birdcage Bar

Trevor Weaver 9pm

Brisbane Hotel

cTrix (vic), Bankai (vic), thatbobguy, DJ Nomad, Bits n Pieces Tony Voglino 8pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

DJ Jim King

Federation Concert Hall

Dreams& Dances 2.30pm

Grand Poobah

Aid for Africa - Fabio Chivhanda & Mwase Makalani, Guerrilla Zingari, Zinga J & Peter Soro, Sunnyman with the 5G’s feat. DJ Pit

Luca Brasi 7” Launch, Millhouse (nsw), Speech Patters, Isaac Bowen

Brisbane Hotel

ALL AGES - Luca Brasi 7” Launch, Millhouse, Speech Patterns

Brisbane Hotel

REGURGITATOR, Sewano (Indo), Toothy the Swede DJ

Brookfield Vineyard

Sitar Lounge

C Bar

DJ Gezza 8pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Rum Jungle followed by Ado and Devo

Irish Murphys

Lorenzo Von Matterhorn (Main Room), Dominic Francis (The Fox)

Ivory Bar

Millhouse

Jack Greene

Mez

Obar Lounge

Grotesque

Obar Main

DJ Johnny G

Republic Bar & Café

Husky 10pm

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Dr Fink

Waratah Hotel

Seth Sentry 9pm

13 Birdcage Bar

Late Night Krackieoke w/ MC Two Ply

Brisbane Hotel

REGURGITATOR, Sewano (Indo), Toothy the Swede DJ

Brookfield Vineyard

Backseat Driver 5.30pm

C Bar

Girl Friday 8pm DJ Jim King

Grand Poobah

Dublo, Little Bear & Ben Lawless (DJ Set)

Irish Murphys

Naked Acoustic, Neon (Main Room), Lucky Dips, Train Park, Speakeasies (The Fox)

Ivory Bar

Boogie Boutique - Kenny Beeper, Mez

Grand Poobah (Kissing Room) Bad Boogie Bass 7

Jack Greene

Millhouse

Irish Murphys

Obar Main

DJ Beerex

Lorenzo Von Matterhorn (Main Room), Chase City, The Speakeasies, The Bovine (The Fox)

Republic Bar & Café

Diafrix 10pm

Ivory Bar

Kenny Beeper, Mez, Dameza

Sails

Billy Whitton 6pm

Jack Greene

Dameza

The Telegraph

Ado and Devo followed by Smashers

Obar Main

Dj Beerex

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre

Rockwiz - Some Kind of Genius Tour 8pm

Republic Bar & Café

Illy 10pm

Sails

Billy Whitton 6pm

Birdcage Bar

Trevor Weaver 8pm

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Dr Fink

Sunday

MC Lars (USA), MC DBL DNM aka “The Cards”

14 Birdcage Bar

Brookfield Vineyard

Oliver Gathercole

C Bar

Double Down 2pm

C Bar

Jeremy Matcham 2pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Wheres Mary followed by DJ Johnny G

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Tim Davies, DJ Grotesque

Irish Murphys

Steve & Fee

Irish Murphys

Ian Murtagh

Republic Bar & Café

Wahbash Ave 9pm

Republic Bar & Café

Illy 10pm

Birdcage Bar

Trevor Weaver 8pm

Republic Bar & Café

Quiz Night 8.15pm

Birdcage Bar

Billy & Randal 8pm

Irish Murphys

Open Mic

Irish Murphys

Open Mic Night

Republic Bar & Café

Peter Hicks & The Blues Licks 9pm

Republic Bar & Café

Baker Boys Band 8.30pm

Monday

15 Birdcage Bar

Tuesday

G.B. Balding (Finger Pickin’ Blues) 8.30pm

16 Birdcage Bar

Wednesday

Where’s Mary 8pm

David Carr, Colin Dean 5.30pm

Suffrajettes 8pm

Republic Bar & Café

Billy & Randal 8pm

17 Birdcage Bar

Where’s Mary 8pm

BAD VIBRATIONS LAUNCH PARTY w/ Cashman, Mess O’ Reds, Decades, Date Rape

Brisbane Hotel

The Sketches, Wing It, Kirsten Crombie

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Tim Hibbered

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Tim Davies

Grand Poobah

Bears & Edison

Irish Murphys

The Sign, Jack Storay, Stalking Ella Scott

Irish Murphys

Alan Gogoll, Dan Hennessey, Yyan & McDougall

Obar Lounge

Jim King

Obar Lounge

Grotesque

Obar Main

DJ Beerex

Obar Main

Dj Beerex

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Event Guide

Date

Thursday

Friday

Venue

Acts / Start Time

Venue

Acts / Start Time

Republic Bar & Café

Shaun Kirk, Jed Appleton 9pm

Obar Lounge

DJ Grotesque

The Telegraph

Left of Centaur

Obar Main

Dj Beerex

Glen Challice 9pm

PlanB

Wild Summer (DJ Femme, UBERJKD, Lids & Corney)

18 Birdcage Bar Brisbane Hotel

Texas Tea (vic), Monsters of the Id, Ben Lawless

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett

Republic Bar & Café

Lincoln LeFevre (Album Launch) 9pm

Irish Murphys

Tim Bird, Harrison Manton

The Telegraph

Big Swifty

Republic Bar & Café

Oh Mercy, Millions, Chase City 9pm

Glen Challice 9pm Micheal Clennett

Brisbane Hotel

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Pines, Naked

Irish Murphys

Tim Davies (Original Set), Sam Kucera

Brookfield Vineyard

Acoustic Night

Republic Bar & Café

Snapback, Raccoons, Bone Rattlers 9pm

C Bar

DJ Gezza 8pm

Wrest Point Show Room

Col Elliot

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Tim Davies followed by Tim Davies Duo

Grand Poobah

Song for Song Series - Joe Nuttal, Samuel Cole, Ali Probin & Dan Sinkovits 7pm

Brisbane Hotel

Bodies (vic), Batpiss (vic), The Speakeasies

Brookfield Vineyard

Kingborough Music Night

Joel Everard, Atari 2600 (Main Room), Seth Henderson, Jordan Millar - Single Launch (The Fox)

C Bar

DJ Gezza 8pm

Ivory Bar

Behind Closed Doors

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Naked Acoustic followed by Ado and Devo

Jack Greene

Millhouse

Grand Poobah

Ainslie Wills, Asta & Timothy John

Obar Lounge

Jim King

Irish Murphys

Sticky Sweet (Main Room), The Bovine, The Stare (The Fox)

Obar Main

DJ Johnny G

Ivory Bar

Kenny Beeper

Republic Bar & Café

TZU 10pm

Jack Greene

Mez

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Dr Fink

Obar Lounge

DJ Grotesque

Jason Patmore 9pm

Obar Main

DJ Johnny G

BASTARDFEST ALL AGES - Boris the Blade, Incarcerate, King Parrot (Vic), Gape, Idylls (QLD), Michael Crafter (NSW), Redemption Denied, Atra Vetosus, Ruin of Gala 12pm

Republic Bar & Café

Native Ryme 10pm

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Big Swifty

20 Birdcage Bar

Friday

Saturday

26 Birdcage Bar

Jason Patmore 9pm

27 Alley Cat Bar

Johnny B & The Goodes

Brisbane Hotel

BASTARDFEST 18+ - Boris the Blade, Incarcerate, King Parrot (Vic), Gape, Idylls (QLD), Michael Crafter (NSW), Redemption Denied, Atra Vetosus, Anguish 8pm

Birdcage Bar

Brisbane Hotel

ALL AGES - CC ROCKS

Brookfield Vineyard

Living Room Sessions

Brisbane Hotel

C Bar

Micheal Clennett 8pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Johnny G

Federation Concert Hall

ANAM Concerto Competition Final 7.30pm

Halloween Dress Ups (DEMONISATION OF CHILDRENS CHARACTERS) - Streams of Whiskey (Pogues covers & Irish classics), Johnny Gibson & The Hangovers (vic), Craicpot

Grand Poobah

Nerves

C Bar

Tony Voglino 8pm

Irish Murphys

Mash Up (Main Room), Ray Martians, Concrete Lines (The Fox)

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Johnny G

Ivory Bar

Grotesque, Mez, Dameza

Jack Greene

Malakai

Obar Main

DJ Beerex

Republic Bar & Café

TZU 10pm

Sails

Billy Whitton 6pm

The Telegraph

Ado and Devo followed by Smashers

Wrest Point Show Room

Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses

21 Birdcage Bar

Jason Patmore 8pm Pete Thomas 2pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett followed by DJ Johnny G

Federation Concert Hall

Billy Bragg 8pm

Grand Poobah

Conservatorium of Music Showcase 2pm

Irish Murphys

Steve & Fee

Republic Bar & Café

Shellac + Pikelet 9pm

22 Birdcage Bar

Tuesday

23 Birdcage Bar

Republic Bar & Café

Tuesday

Billy & Randal 8pm

Republic Bar & Café

The Bobcats 9pm

24 Birdcage Bar

Monday

Finn Seecombe 8.30pm Open Mic Night

(front bar) - Brand New Second Hand “Colour” w/ DJ BTC, Dusty Bottoms, Astraia Saga

Irish Murphys

Storm, Pirates of the Cover Scene

Ivory Bar

Millhouse, Mez, Dameza

Jack Greene

Dameza

Obar Main

Dj Beerex

Sails

Billy Whitton 6pm

The Telegraph

Micheal Clennett followed by Dr Fink

Wrest Point Show Room

Lonnie Lee

28 Birdcage Bar

Jason Patmore 8pm

Brookfield Vineyard

Oliver Gathercole

C Bar

Manhattan 2pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett followed by DJ Grotesque

Republic Bar & Café

Stolen Moments 9pm

29 Birdcage Bar

Suffrajettes 8pm

Republic Bar & Café

Glen Challice 8pm

Irish Murphys

Glen Valentine 9pm

Brisbane Hotel

Grand Poobah (Kissing Room) Anthony Rochester

Sunday

C Bar

Monday

Wednesday

25 Birdcage Bar Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Brisbane Hotel

Sunday

Thursday

Jason Patmore 9pm

19 Birdcage Bar

Irish Murphys

Saturday

Date

Wednesday

Where’s Mary 8pm

Brisbane Hotel

Show Day Eve - Dead (Vic), M.O.1.O., Starmaker

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Tim Davies Duo followed by DJ Johnny G

Irish Murphys

Hannah-May Bartlett, babylon Howl

30 Birdcage Bar

Quiz Night 8.15pm Billy & Randal 8pm

Irish Murphys

Open Mic Night

Republic Bar & Café

Joe Pirere 9pm

31 Birdcage Bar

Where’s Mary 8pm

Cargo Pizza and Lounge Bar

Micheal Clennett

Irish Murphys

Emma Howard

Obar Lounge

Jim King

Obar Main

DJ Beerex

Republic Bar & Café

Snap 9pm

The Telegraph

Atari

Meet our Artistic Directors

BOFA Expands to Hobart

The remarkable success of last year’s Festival has made it possible for BOFA to attract two major Australian film industry identities as Artistic Directors for 2012: Rowan Woods & Trish Lake. Rowan Woods, acclaimed director of The Boys and Little Fish with Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, which was nominated for a record 13 AFI Awards. Trish Lake, producer and winner of the prestigious SPAA Feature Film Producer of the Year Award, for Getting’ Square.

For the first time the Festival will also run in Hobart this year with screenings at the State Cinema in North Hobart and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) cinema, taking the best of BOFA’s features and documentaries to Tasmania’s biggest cinema audience.

Make a Difference BOFA is partnering with The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise and Volunteering Tasmania to stage “Make a Difference Day” on Sunday 11th November for a free open day featuring a farmer’s market of Tamar Valley produce and wine, craft market and stalls explaining how people can make a difference, personally, locally and globally.

37 See www.bofa.com.au/2012/festival-program/ for details on the Hobart and Launceston screenings and events as thewww.facebook.com/warp.mag programme is finalised


Event Guide

Launceston Date

Venue

Acts / Start Time

3

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

The Grigoryan Brothers - The Seasons 8pm

The Royal Oak

Becca Stevens in the Bar Dreams & Dances 7.30pm

Thursday

4

Princess Theatre The Royal Oak

Bombsquad in the Bar

Friday

5

Bolters Bar

Chris Lynch 7pm

The Royal Oak

Jonnie B and The Goodes with supports in the Boatshed

Tonic Bar

Two Strung 9pm

Tonic Bar

The Jaspers, DJ Loco 8pm

The Royal Oak

Sin & Tonics in the Boatshed

Saturday

6

Sunday

7

The Royal Oak

Open folk session

Wednesday

10

The Royal Oak

Andy Collins in the Bar

Thursday

11

The Royal Oak

Seventh Street Entry in the Bar

Friday

12

Bolters Bar

Andy & The Woodman 7pm

Hotel New York

Illy ‘Bring it Back’ Tour

The Royal Oak

Lornton Bowls Club in the Bar

Tonic Bar

Well Strung 9pm

Saturday

13

Tonic Bar

Fifth Avenue, DJ Loco 8pm

The Royal Oak

Shaun Kirk in the Boatshed

Sunday

14

The Royal Oak

Open folk session

Wednesday

17

The Royal Oak

Lauchy Hayes in the Bar

Thursday

18

The Royal Oak

Samuel Bester in the Bar

Friday

19

Country Club Show Room

Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses

Bolters Bar

Geale Brothers 7pm

Saturday

20

The Royal Oak

Mick Attard in the Bar

Tonic Bar

The Usual Suspects 9pm

Tonic Bar

Geale Brothers, DJ Loco 8pm

The Royal Oak

Seventh Street Entry and Purple Cane Church in the Bar

Sunday

21

The Royal Oak

Open folk session

Tuesday

23

Deloraine Community Complex Auditorium

Mini TSO 1pm

The Royal Oak

Monte Cassino + Supports in the Bar

Wednesday

24 25

The Royal Oak

Purple Cane Church in the Bar

Friday

26

Bolters Bar

Jerome Hillier 7pm

Country Club Show Room

Col Elliot

The Royal Oak

Linc LeFevre (Album Launch) in the Boatshed

Tonic Bar

The Usual Suspects 9pm

Sunday

Venue

Acts / Start Time

27

28

3

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Tapas Trivia

Thursday

4

Devonport

Molly Malones

Proud Phoneys 8.30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The White Rose Project

Friday

Saturday

5

6

Devonport

Central Bar & Café

Threeza Crowd

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

TMG

Burnie

The King of Burnie

Stray (acoustic and hiphop sets) 8.30pm

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel

The Goobly Wooblies 9pm

Devonport

Molly Malones

Midnight 9.30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Candy Feet (Launceston)

Burnie

The King of Burnie

Chris Liley and Liam Padmore 8.30pm

Devonport

The Warehouse

Ctrl Alt Delete

Sunday

7

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Nick (Richo) Richardson

Wednesday

10

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Open Mic

Thursday

11

Devonport

Molly Malones

Jeff Woodward 8.30pm

Devonport

Spurs Saloon

Acoustic Masters

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Sixty 40

Friday

Saturday

Thursday

Friday

12

13

14

18

19

Devonport

Central Bar & Café

Sandstone Relics

Devonport

Spurs Saloon

Brett Boxhall

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Ringmasters

Burnie

The King of Burnie

Cam Windram 8.30pm

Forth

Bridge Hotel

Ringmasters

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel

Unbalance 9pm

Devonport

Molly Malones

The Lumberjacks 9.30pm

Devonport

Spurs Saloon

Snatch

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Sun Kings

Burnie

The King of Burnie

Sideshow Cabaret 9pm

Devonport

Central Bar & Café

Nick Anderson (Melb)

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Shaun Kirk (Melb)

Burnie

The King of Burnie

B.L.I.N.G. Sunday Session/Open Mic #25 featuring Philippe 3pm

Devonport

Molly Malones

Paul Slattery & Josh Berryman 8.30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Neil Gibson

Devonport

Central Bar & Café

Two Piece

Tapas Lounge Bar

Unbalanced

Hotel New York

Kronic - The ‘Watup Bitch’ Tour

Devonport

The Royal Oak

Live Music in the Boatshed

Burnie

The King of Burnie

You3 8.30pm

Tonic Bar

Fifth Avenue, DJ Loco 8pm

Latrobe

Kram 9pm

The Royal Oak

Open Folk Session in the Bar

Mackey’s Royal Hotel

Devonport

Molly Malones

Gypsy Rose 9.30pm

Devonport

Spurs Saloon

Pure Blondes

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Slats (Melb) & The Big Naturals

Saturday

Burnie

The King of Burnie

Chris Liley 8.30pm

21

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Evil Cisum

Wednesday

24

Devonport

Devonport High School

Mini TSO 10am & 12pm

Thursday

25

Devonport

Molly Malones

Jerome Hillier 8.30pm

Saturday

Sunday

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Sunday

Friday

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Wednesday

Sunday

Thursday

Saturday

Date

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26

27

28

Devonport

Spurs Saloon

Pure Blondes

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Live Music

Devonport

Central Bar & Café

Jesse & Jase

Devonport

Spurs Saloon

Acoustic Masters

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Unit

Burnie

The King of Burnie

The Sign 8.30pm

Forth

Bridge Hotel

Idel Fret

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel

Jerome Hillier 9pm

Devonport

Molly Malones

Wolfe Brothers 9.30pm

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Ringmasters

Burnie

The King of Burnie

HOWLoween Variety Show and Auction

Devonport

The Warehouse

Kid Kenobi

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Sign

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