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News in Brief A BADASS BAPTISM

South Australia in eight days. Boom. Short and sweet. That’s the way to do it. Fortunately for us, 2 of the stops are in Tasmania, Saturday November 9 at Fresh in Launceston, and Sunday November 10 at the Brisbane Hotel down in Hobart. The Fresh gig starts at 8pm, $10 on the door. The Brisbane Hotel gig starts at 6pm, and is $7 on the door. They’ll be joined on the Sunday by Alvy Singer. BAM!

Baptism of Uzi is a strangely badass band name. Their Stray Current EP was described by Mess and Noise as “a wowing 17-minute ride through bright colour sensations and snaking cross-genre contortions,” which also sounds kind of strange and badass. Now they’re coming across the Bass Strait and playing a badass gig at a badass new Hobart venue, The Homestead. Friday November 8 will see Baptism of Uzi touchdown for the first time in Hobart. Doors at 8.30pm, tickets are $10 on the door. In the meantime, you can check out their second single, Believe on the tunes of I (…iTunes). SHORT AND SWEET

Bam Bam is a rapper from Melbourne. Bam Bam is coming to Hobart as a headline act for the first time. His tour is presented by Ten to Two Records, Heads Down, Thumbs Up, and Select Media. This is what else press release blurb says: “Following the success of his first single ‘Bags Packed’ Bam Bam is proud to be heading off on another national tour, this time as the headliner. With years of festival performances under his belt fans across Australia are set for an unforgettable experience.” Friday November 15 at Hotel New York in Launceston, and Saturday November 16 at The Homestead in Hobart. Tickets are available now from the venues, Ruffcut, www.oztix.com.au and www. moshtix.com.au.

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FREE BEER Wanna work with beer? Who doesn’t. Wanna be awesome and volunteer at a Festival and score a free t-shirt and some free beer to taste? Who doesn’t! If you’re over 18, Tasmanian Beerfest could make your dream come true. The popular event, at the Hobart waterfront on November 15 and 16, showcases hundreds of beers and top live music. For more details on how to get a volunteer gig, send an email to info@ tasmanianbeerfest.com.au asap. It’ll look completely awesome on your resume, and every single one of your friends and family will be envious to the point of declaring you a National Treasure and/or a God. NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE

OUT WITH A ZING Circular Keys just dropped a clip for their popular song Possessed, so they’re heading off for a little mini-tour to promote it. Six venues in Victoria, Tasmania and

goodbye shows around the state. First up with be a show at The Homestead in Hobart on Friday November 15, followed up by a show at Fresh on Charles in Launceston on Saturday November 23. Keep up with the bands movements via their website, www. guerillazingari.com.

The good folk at Margate’s Brookfield Vineyard have spent nearly a decade developing Brookfield to the well-regarded music and event venue that it is today, but alas, all good things must come to an end, and they have decided to move on to new ventures. Although Brookfield will already be closed by the time you read this, it will be reopening for two final events in November. On Sunday November 10, the Women in Docs event will be taking place, and on Saturday November 16, the Singer Songwriter Folk Federation Concert will be going ahead. Head along and say goodbye!

Nina Los Vegas should just man up already and change her name to Nina Tasmania. She’s here a lot more than she’s in Los Vegas, surely. Still sounds kinda cool, too. Anyway, this time she’s visiting Cargo Bar Pizza Lounge down at Salamanca for the first of their Summer Sunday Sessions. Sunday December 1 is the date, 3pm is the kick off. Support will be provided by talented Cargo regulars, Micheal Clennett and Johnny G. Free entry too, ya can’t really knock that, so get along, chill out with some awesome ‘za and dranks, and check out some cool tunes. THE BADDEST SEED

IN FOCUS High Focus are coming to Australia! The raucous UK hip-hop collective will be hitting Australian shores throughout November, including a stop off at the Republic Bar & Café on Wednesday November 20. Although High Focus are well known for the work of Verb T, the other acts on the roster are nutso in their own right. The likes of FlipTrix, Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter, and Ed Scissortongue have classics in their discographies and they aren’t afraid to use ‘em. You can catch the lot of ‘em (except Verb T) at the Repub on November 20. Tickets available via oztix.

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and collaborated with artists from Sao Paolo to Rome, Berlin, London, Tucson, Brussels, Warsaw, Mali, Africa and beyond. Tasmania will get two opportunities to see the amazing talents of Hugo Race in December, on Friday December 6 at The Homestead in Hobart, and Saturday December 7 at Fresh on Charles in Launceston. HITTING THE ROAD We The People, one of Melbourne’s most infectious Indie acts, are just about to release their newest EP The Truth About Fables and are gonna hit the road to promote it. The first single, titled Sweetheart, is already available for free download on their Triple J Unearthed page, so go grab that, and then come back here and read the rest of the article. Done that? Ok, sweet, let’s continue. On Friday December 6, We The People will be playing at the Republic Bar & Café in Hobart, on Saturday December 7, they’ll be playing at The Iron Horse in Launceston. They’re bringing their Sydney buds Bad Pony along for the ride. (insert Bad Pony/Iron Horse line here).

are available from the Telegraph, Cargo, Ruffcut, or online via Oztix. LENDING A HELPING HAND We’re heading towards Summer, so seriously, don’t even pretend like you’re going to read about anything other than music festivals for the next four months. Oh hey, speaking of music festivals, Falls Festival is on again real soon, and they’ve put the call out for volunteers to help run the fancy composting toilet stations. You could be a part of Falls Loo Crew 2013! All you need to do is work four four-hour shifts and be onsite between midday Saturday December 28 and Thursday January 2. You won’t even need to handle the poop, just refill toilet paper and make sure they’re good to go. Plus at the end, you’ll get to see the caravan-sized mound of humanure compost! IT’S FESTIVAL TIME

MINI-FEST Hobart electronic pop dons Tiger Choir are putting on their own mini-festival and hiring themselves to curate, because why the hell not? Really, the 2000 music festivals in Tasmania over summer obviously aren’t enough. So let’s have another. We can have one each. It’s on Saturday December 7 at the Grand Poobah. Is that even enough to constitute a “festival”? Even a minione? Whatever it is, it’s called “Islands in the Stream” and it includes the likes of the following uber cool Victorian and Tasmanian acts: John Bradley, Pines, Trjaeu, Tiger Choir, Yolke, Electric Sea Spider. We’ll have more information next month, and in the meantime, keep an eye on the social networks. DID SOMEONE SAY HAMBURGER? Neil Hamburger is a funny, funny guy. He’s also a busy, busy guy. Which is a testament to his funniness. He plays up to 399 shows a year, he’s worked with Tenacious D and Tim & Eric, being the hand-picked opening act for both, and he’s appeared on a bunch of TV shows. He’s toured Australia many times before, gaining a dedicated following, and receiving much critical acclaim. He’ll be back in Tasmania, playing the Brisbane Hotel on Friday December 13. He’ll be joined on stage by Australia’s premier parlour magician/ social commentator/ DJ Dr El Suavo. Definitely worth a squiz, this one! MAGIC OUT OF THE CAGE The Potbelleez are back with a new single called Magic Number and featuring B.O.B. They’re playing the Observatory on Friday December 20. Friday December 20 is cage night at Salamanca, where talented and dedicated competitors from all around Southern Tasmania descend on Salamanca and step foot into the cage to determine once and for all, who is the coolest. Hundreds enter, hundreds leave in a slightly wobbly fashion (I’m pretty sure that’s how it all works, they just gave me “cage night” and no other info). Tickets for the Potbelleez gig are $20 + bf and

IMMORTAL MORTALS

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are known, not really an orchestra, and possibly immortal. What a crazy old world! The awesome three-piece composed of singer/ songwriter/guitarist Ruban Neilson, bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Riley Geare, have only been around since 2010, but seem to have accomplished more in three years than most bands do in 30 (this supports my “immortal” claim). Their most recent album II has received critical acclaim across the world, and has lead to them landing a gig at the Laneway Festival in Melbourne. While they’re in town for that, they’re jumping across the Bass Strait to play at The Republic Bar & Café on Wednesday February 5 2014. Tickets will be available now, and will run you around $30 + bf. THE BREATH OF LIFE

Well there’s just festival announcements out the wazoo right now, isn’t there. Here’s another one, Jackeys Marsh Forest Festival is back, and they’re pretty chuffed to announce Nicky Bomba as the headline act! Bomba (one of the hardest working and consistent artists in Australia) has visited our fair state many times in the past, but this is his first Jackeys Marsh appearance. Also on the bill is Victoria’s Zucchini Clan and Grim Fawkner, and Tasmania’s own Pete Cornelius and the DeVilles, The Lawless Quartet, Dublo, Guthrie, Genghis, Heloise and Four String Phil. But that’s just the initial lineup. For all the information, head along to the newly launched website (www.forest festival.org). THE FOLKS DOWN AT CYGNET Cygnet Folk Festival has been around longer than all these other little whipper snapper music festivals combined. Its been sitting in its rocking chair on the porch yelling at Falls and Fractangular to get off its bloody lawn. Where’re their parents? In 2014 the Cygnet Folk Festival will be back once again from Friday January 10 to Sunday January 12. But this time, they’re inviting the youth in with welcome arms, in to their own dedicated tent, which sounds a lot creepier than it really is. There’ll also be a Cider tent supplied by the legendary folk at Willie Smith’s. Early bird tickets are already available, and a bunch of acts have already been added to the bill, for details, check out: www.cygnetfolkfestival.org.

Alrighty, so Breath of Life 2014 is back on again, and judging by the first announcement of acts, it’s gonna be a doozy! Headlining the March 8 event will be Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Empire of the Sun, and Public Enemy. Also on the bill are: Parkway Drive, Art vs. Science, Drapht, Dead Letter Circus, Tonight Alive, Pez, Will Sparks, Allday, In Hearts Wake, Buried in Verona, Saviour, Joel Fletcher, SCNDL, Kronic, J-Trick, Tigerlilly, Ember, Kilter, and a few awesome Tassie acts. Including: Luca Brasi, Akouo, Ash Tiffen and Ceej.

SOUL IN THE GARDEN OF BEER On the third Sunday of the month, the Republic Bar & Café beer garden is really the only place to be. Soul Sunday Sessions brings actual vinyl back to the public. Hobart’s finest crate diggers and wax aficionados come together with people who just like records to present an afternoon of soul, funk, dub, blues, broken down beats and beyond. Vinyl only. Only vinyl. No CDs. No digital DJing. Starts at 2pm, runs until around 6pm. Sun, drinks, good people, chilled out vibe, great music. That’s the good life right there, folks. For more information, or if you’d like to spin some records yourself, look up Soul Sunday Sessions on the book of faces. CALLING ALL YOU MOFOs

MONA FOMA has made their first announcement regarding their 2014 lineup. There are already enough names to fill the page, let alone this itty bitty article. Here’s some of ‘em: Astronautalis, Australian Art Orchestra with. Ngaiire, Client Liason, Colin Stetson, Matmos, Mick Harvey, Perch Creek Family Jug Band, Pixar in concert with the TSO, Psycroptic, Robin Fox, Roland Tings, Sarawati, Striborg, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Bombay Royale, The Julie Ruin, The Orb, Tyondai Braxton. As per usual, to find out more information regarding acts, and info regarding tickets, head over to www.mofo. net.au FROM DEVONPORT TO NYC

TASSIE’S PANAMA

If Breath of Life isn’t your thing, but you want to go to an outdoor music and performance festival on the exact same day and also in the north of the state, maybe you should check out Panama Festival! Just 45 minutes from Launceston in the Lone Star Valley (way cool name for a place, btw), the Panama Festival will be a 2 day festival showcasing a select line up of Australian bands with sideshows of hard swinging bebop jazz, vinyl soul club DJ’s and worldclass pop-up cabarets. Free camping, hot showers, food and small-batch cider brewed on-site make it an event like no other. First announcement features Charles Bradley (Daptones), Husky The Frowning Clouds. Sounds like a gooden!

Simon Astley is doing alright. He has a facebook page with 12,000 likes. Hi song ‘London’ was played at the Queens Diamond Jubilee last year in London outside Buckingham palace. He has toured UK twice and about to head over to the States this month, including an appearance on the Jimmy Lloyd Show on NBC TV, which makes it way to 11 million viewers. Not bad for a lad from Devonport (not that there is anything wrong with coming from Devonport). Keep up to date with Simon’s progress via www. simonastley.net or www.facebook.com/ simonastleyband.  

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BEARING IT ALL WITH SELL OUT SHOWS IN AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL CITIES, BOY AND BEAR ARE HEADING TO HOBART’S WREST POINT SHOWROOM THIS NOVEMBER TO ROCK TASSIE FANS WITH THEIR UNDER A SOUTHERN SUN TOUR. SINGER/ SONGWRITER DAVE HOSKING OVERCOMES A MASSIVE HANGOVER TO CHAT WITH WARP ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES AS PART OF THE BAND.

Boy and Bear broke onto the scene in 2009, and the all-male Sydney band have since scored five ARIAs for their Indie-folk hits. After the success of their 2011 debut LP Moonfire, the band are back with newly released Harlequin Dream, and Dave reflects on how much he’s grown during Boy and Bears’ earliest years. “I’ve learnt a hell of a lot from things like songwriting and touring, to performance, to people management, and effectively working with teams,” Dave says. “In amongst all that, I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world to learn about cities that I’ve never dreamed of going to, so it’s been pretty rich in regards to experience.” While Dave considers himself lucky to have started out with a bang, he is conscious of the difficulties faced by modern musicians who enter a rapidly evolving industry that’s betrayed by piracy and grows increasingly competitive. “If you decide you want to become a musician then you’re already moving into an unstable environment – you’ve picked a fairly difficult occupation to try and make a buck out of,” Dave acknowledges. 10

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“To some extent, you already know it’s going to be difficult, and I think the fact that its changing and shifting does lead to instability, but also leads to really exciting opportunity.  On one hand, it is nerveracking at times, but on the other side, things are changing and it’s exciting to be part of.” While the music industry is changing shape around Boy and Bear, the band are also keeping up as they evolve and experiment within the realms of their flagrantly Indie sound. “I think we’ll always experiment to some extent,” Dave says. “I can’t see us getting into death metal or hardcore hip-hop or anything, but I think it’ll always change. I can’t sit still. I like the idea of at least refining and moving somewhere, but I can’t see it moving too far from acoustic guitar.” Dave is optimistic that the band will meet any challenge eye to eye with the ultimate aim of becoming an iconic Australian band – and they’re well and truly on their way. “I think as long as we can keep getting better and keep pushing ourselves then we give ourselves a chance of doing something really special. I don’t think we should do much more than that. Everyone’s really dedicated and loves what we do in terms of our job, and we know how lucky we are. Hopefully we’ll still be doing this in 20 years time.” Dave’s ambition has so far met with success, and new release Harlequin Dream topped the ARIA Album Chart in its first week running. Over a period of seven months, Boy and Bear worked in Sydney’s Alberts Studio to record the LP in the same

workspace used by AC/DC, the Easybeats, and other classic Aussie bands. “It was a beautiful studio, and it was familiar to us,” Dave says. “It means a space like that isn’t intimidating and you can just sort of settle in and get to work. We made practical decisions – it removed all romanticism from the process. It was a really enjoyable experience, until probably the last session where everyone started to lose their marbles a little bit. Anyone who’s been in the studio for a relatively long time knows that it does some pretty weird things to you after a while.” After the recording, Dave travelled to Bali to recover in style, and has since regained his marbles with some healthy exercise. “I run and swim, and they’re the things that keep me sane – and try to spend time from my friends and family. I’ve been doing a bit of soul searching for the past few months.” Boy and Bear’s efforts can be seen when they hit the Tassie stage for their Harlequin Dream tour’s Hobart stop – and Dave reveals little about what’s in store. “There’s a new set design – it’s a little bit more adventurous than what we’ve done in the past. I won’t give it away just yet, but it’ll be good, it’ll be a real mixed bag.” STEPHANIE ESLAKE

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THOSE ENGLISH MARSUPIALS

WHAT DO MANGINAS, CRUNCHY NUT CEREAL AND THREE DAY BENDERS ALL HAVE IN COMMON? THE WOMBAT’S DAN HAGGIS OF COURSE. BASKING IN THE SUCCESS OF THEIR LATEST SINGLE, YOUR BODY IS A WEAPON, THE DRUMMER IS EAGER TO DOWN HIS STICKS AND UP THE AUSTRALIAN FESTIVITIES; FALLS FESTIVITIES THAT IS.

Marion Bay patrons can be assured one thing: The British lads won’t be watching pale-ale guzzling antics from the side. Tasmania, The Wombats are coming, and they bring with them months of pent up, non touring energy. “We can’t wait to come there. It’s taken us 10 years but we’ve finally got to Tasmania. Hopefully we can keep the party going. I’ve spoken to somebody who has been there before and they said it is like people are just partying for three days nonstop. I guess we are going to be one little path of that continuing party, so hopefully we just take people up to the next level and send them off on a nice little high to keep them going for the rest of the night. Hopefully we can get involved in some of the partying as well.” Let’s Dance to the Joy Division, a second single from their 2007 platinum album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, had Triple J weak at the knees. The track undoubtedly broke The Wombats into the Australian music scene. Since then Haggis has kept our country close to his heart. He described Australia as “a home away from home”. For the right or wrong reasons, it’s up to you to decide: “We’ve had a few benders in our time, we know the words well. I think that’s why we have such an affinity when we come to Australia. I think like the culture, people and sense of humour is very close to the UK, even though it is the furthest away you could possibly get from England, you are somehow right back at home again.” Haggis was hesitant to use the word “holiday” each time the Falls Festivals were mentioned. It has been rumoured that international bands call the Australian summer touring circuit the `Big Day Off’. The electro/pop outfit hasn’t exactly hidden this notion either. 12

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“To be honest our only thought was, we had this offer to play at Falls and come over to Tasmania for the first time and obviously New Year’s Eve and Summer time, we just jumped at the chance. For us it was more like, not a holiday, but in our minds it was like, because we love playing so much, ‘oh my god we get to go to Tasmania and all these places’, it was just like who in their right minds wouldn’t want to do that? There is no real thought of a next album or stuff like that, it’s just going to be a nice chance to play Your Body is a Weapon for the first time. It just sounds like such a good party; we would be stupid not to come over really.” The Wombats certainly know what extreme measures an Australian summer can provide. Haggis snickered at the words “Groovin the Moo”, so much so the constant chew of crunchy nut cereal came to a grinding halt. It was the morning in Liverpool when Warp Magazine talked to him. He reminisced on the band’s most memorable bender in Australia. “It was the first week that our second album had been released and we got some good news that it had charted well in the UK and Australia so we went out celebrating. It was also the fact that the festival (Groovin the Moo) went really well and we were on a high. We ended up going out in Townsville and manginas were performed in public and it was just a really messy night basically. We nearly missed our flight the next day; it was a good old fashion session.” Your Body is a Weapon comes as the band’s first single from their soon to be released third album. It’s been out for close to a month, and The Wombats have been overwhelmed by its attention. Haggis affirmed he wasn’t out to please everyone with the new track, he was just happy his record label gave the band some room to breathe.

“It’s not a proper single as such. The record label were just going to put out a demo that we recorded because they got excited about it, and we were like no come on we want to record this properly, and they said it was too early to do a proper single because the album isn’t coming out. In the end they were like we will put it out so people can hear some of the new stuff. It’s been amazing, I guess our only way of hearing feedback is through Twitter and facebook and various media networking sort of channels and all the feedback seems to be great. I’m sure there are some people who think it is shit but you can’t help that any way. It’s been great. It feels like a nice start to the third album.”

in almost as many days. Fast forward a decade later and they are one of the most highly regarded pop outfits. Over 300,000 combined sales of their indie dancefloor smashes Kill The Director, Let’s Dance To Joy Division (winner of the 2008 NME Award for Best Dancefloor Filler), Backfire At The Disco and Moving To New York are part of their elegant list of achievements. Glastonbury, V, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Rockness have all been ticked off the UK festival circuit list. Haggis has now been left scratching his head as to where his band sits in the world wide music scene. On October 11 The Wombats celebrated ten years to the day since they had their first band practise.

Haggis was content with the direction of the new album. It has elements of their previous album, This Modern Glitch, while still looking to turn heads with new sounds. Let’s call it the perfect medium, the goldilocks and the three bear’s porridge syndrome if you like. In this case Haggis said it had the perfect mix of synth and guitars.

“It’s insane. We went out the other night in Liverpool, we were celebrating things and we visited the school that we started in. It was mad going back that far again and thinking fucking hell remember all those years ago where we didn’t have a clue what we were doing and didn’t know anything that was going to come of it. We were just a band that started, and somehow little by little it just becomes your entire life and everything is based around that. All these amazing opportunities we’ve had were thanks to that decision to start the band. It was a good night, and we are still friends as well which is pretty impressive. We haven’t tried to rip each other’s throats out yet, so long may that continue.”

“With this song it feels different and new for us in a way, but I can understand that it’s probably in the vein of the second album. It definitely has that kind of vibe I guess. I don’t know, quite a few songs on the album we’ve definitely pushed boundaries and tried to do things that we’ve never done before. I think because the first album had a lot of guitars and the second album a lot of synth, there is not much apart from doing an orchestral album. I think there is going to be lots of people that if they don’t hear enough guitars they will think that we’ve changed again. It is quite energetic and I think we naturally lean towards doing songs like that.” In the build-up to their breakthrough 2007 hit Kill The Director, The Wombats played 50 tiny pub and club shows around the UK

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The Wombats play The Marion Bay Falls Festival over December 30 and 31. Tickets are on sale from www.fallsfestival.com.au.


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LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT AURORA JANE IS A ROOTSY FUNK OUTFIT FROM NSW WHOSE MASSIVE RANGE OF MUSICAL INFLUENCES AND PENCHANT FOR TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IS REFLECTED IN THEIR WORLDLY MUSIC. THE BAND IS TOURING THE COUNTRY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR FOURTH ALBUM HOLDING PATTERN, AND THE CHARMING FRONT-WOMAN JANE HOLE TOOK A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT HER PROJECTS.

Jane answers the phone with a happy “hello!” and goes on to explain that she’s pretty wired after spending about five allnighters putting her new website together. Mojo Junction is “like a creative intersection,” Jane says. “It’s where food and art and music and culture connect, and there’s different podcasts and short films and photography and reviews about music food and culture.” That pretty much sums it up. If you have a look at the site, you’ll find a gorgeous page featuring amazing venues from all over the world, beautiful photography, inspiring art, and a broad range of music reviews. Having gathered many of her ideas from travelling overseas, Jane is excited for the artist contributors to share experiences on

the site. Aurora Jane has travelled all over the world, building an unexpected loyal fan base in India. The band has also recorded in Cuba, which Jane says “was one of the coolest places I’ve ever checked out in the world. It’s kind of back in a real time warp, and it’s amazing there, the quality of music.” They have also played at the Edge of The World Festival on the island of Haida Gwaii off British Colombia. The content of Holding Patterns has been inspired by many of these experiences. One song is told from the perspective of a friend who passed away after promoting the band and taking them around India on their tour. For this record, Jane laughingly admits she “did some weird things.”

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Do you collect/have a house full of pianos? I did for a while. I had a collection of pianos. Mostly outdoors ones. I had one on a riverbank. One in a horse stable. A few out in different fields. I live in a different situation now and haven’t got the space. Have you ever fallen in love with a particular piano? No I just love them and leave them. I’m not particularly sentimental about objects. You look like a man that might enjoys westerns or are gangster films more to your taste? I enjoy both genres. Have you been interested in being the piano player in the bar in a film? I’m available for the right price. Alas no bites so far.  I played a disorderly orderly in film Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward made a few years back. That’s about it in recent times. warpmagazine.com.au

“We created it over a few months, so it’s got quite a spontaneous feel. We recorded drums bass and guitar simultaneously, and there’s a real vibe from us playing music in a room together, and I think that’s missing from a lot of modern recordings,” Jane says. ERIN LAWLER

The biggest theme to this album, though, is that of dream imagery inspired by the totally surreal, emotive, and delightful alternate reality we experience through lucid dreaming. The desire to remain in this state inspired Holding Pattern’s title. The record was put together between Melbourne and Byron Bay, where Jane and her band members Tim Bennett and Marley Berry-Pearce made sure it had an authentic, live feel.

If you were to make your own movie what would it be about?

Pugsley Buzzard plays a mean piano and has one of those voices that instantly transports you to prohibition times or even the wild west. He probably sleeps with his hat and looks like he can count cards. His latest musical endeavour, Chasin` Aces, was recorded in parts in the Blue Mountains, Melbourne and possibly Pugsley’ mecca, New Orleans. The album features a wide array of guest New Orleans and Australian Musicians. Though impractical to take them all on the road, Pugsley will be channeling their collective spirits each night. We asked Pugsley a couple of questions.

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“There’s a track on the album called ‘Let the Birds Out’, which I actually wrote for my neighbour who keeps hundreds of birds in cages over the fence and they’re quite loud, so if you get a chance to listen to the album, it goes like, ‘I want to jump over your fence, and let the birds out of the cages’.”

I don’t know exactly but if I was going to star in it I’d like to play the villian. There’d have to be some pistol shooting in it, some large animals - elephants or hippos. Lots of explosions and some talented little people. I watched an all-midget western the other day by Ed Wood called the Terror of Tiny Town. I quite enjoyed it. It had some of those ingredients. What drove you to choose a solo path over life in a band? Well I have a band. That I play with. Anything from two to eight players. But it depends on the budget. I prefer to play with other musicians but I don’t have a day job so I have to play solo too for economic reasons and because I can. Your most recent endeavor has been crowd funded. How do you feel about the whole crowd funding scene? The good and the bad? I’m not that keen on it. If I was a beggar I’d surely starve. I don’t much care for thinking about money and how to acquire it. The music industry used to be more structured and employed people who were good at that side of things (organising money and funding projects) and artists like myself could concentrate on making great art instead of wasting time on crowdfunding. A lot of artists used to bitch about managers and labels and that strata of the industry but I think those jobs are equally important in the production process. There are people who are talented at making art and there are those who are talented

Aurora Jane play at The Republic Bar on November 14, and you can check out Jane’s brand new website at www.mojojunction.com.

organising artists and running labels. The world needs both. In the end I’m grateful to all those who contributed and I’m happy with the album made but I don’t think I’d care to do that way ever again. Tell us about your strangest gig.  I’m sure you been in some very interesting places with unusual things happening. I was the half time entertainment at a bullfight in Portugal. It was a county fair in a little town called Sobral. The town square was fenced off and they let some bulls go in there. It was an amateur event that mostly involved blokes diving in the town fountain and running up trees to escape the angry bulls while folks chewed on salty beans and drank lots of beer. I played in the intermission. Are you still finding new parts of Australia to play in? Yes I play new places all the time. Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory was an out of the way place I played recently. I met some interesting characters out there. NIC ORME

See Pugsley booglarize you at the following shows: Thursday November 28 – The Republic Bar, Hobart. Friday November 29 – The Royal Oak, Launceston. Saturday November 30 – The Otis Room, Burnie. Sunday December 1 – Longely Hotel, Longely.


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WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS THE SHIFT FROM FRONTWOMAN OF A POPULAR ROCK BAND TO SOLO ARTIST WAS A DIFFICULT ONE FOR ADALITA SRSEN, BUT HER STRONG MUSICAL ABILITIES REMAIN UNCHALLENGED IN HER NEW RELEASE, ALL DAY VENUS.

Adalita’s former band Magic Dirt provided a supportive foundation for her to fulfil her creative desires, and much of this support came from long time best friend and band mate Dean Turner, who pushed Adalita to branch out on her own. Her first self titled solo album was largely produced by Dean, but Adalita had to finish the production herself when Dean tragically passed away from a rare form of cancer in 2009. The resulting album was given a mighty reception, and highlighted Adalita’s unique feminine grunge sound – both melodic and dark, and always paying tribute to her alternative rock upbringings. Her second album All Day Venus, produced by Lindsey Gravina, has now been released, and shows a further testament to her strong musicianship, this time complete with a band. Adalita’s modesty is surprising for someone whose long career has been so consistently impressive. “I think I’m still a bit of an amateur in putting everything together and organizing stuff; it’s not my forte,” Adalita admits. “I’ve always been a part of a team with Magic Dirt, but with this one I was at the head of the project so I had to co-ordinate a lot of things outside of songwriting.” It’s not to say she isn’t happy with this album, and All Day Venus is truly a gem with driving distorted guitar and dark angry lyrics, which Adalita projects like a modern-day Patti Smith. With contributions from Lee Parker (Spite House, Teargas), Hugo Cran (The Devastations), and

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ROARING OUT OF JAPAN COME LEATHER-CLAD HARD ROCKERS GUITAR WOLF, WHO HAVE BEEN BLOWING AMPS AND BURSTING EARDRUMS SINCE 1987. WHILE IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE WOLVES HOWL A WHOLE CONTINENT AWAY, THEY’RE BRINGING THEIR HEAVY DISTORTION AND ADRENALINE FUELLED LIVE PERFORMANCES RIGHT HERE TO HOBART’S BRISBANE HOTEL THIS NOVEMBER. SINGER/ GUITARIST/ SELFCONFESSED ALIEN MESSENGER SEIJI ANSWERS A QUESTIONABLY TRANSLATED Q & A AHEAD OF THE BAND’S BEAST VIBRATOR ALBUM TOUR. Some of your earliest recordings released were made in practice rooms with tapes, and even on a walkman. How have you used today’s technology to maximize your hardcore sound?   In the recording studio, we put the stuffed head of our ancestor wolf on the amplifier and three of us play together simultaneously like the wild beasts.   You’ve never been back to your hometown, but you’ve travelled all over the world. What’s holding you back?   I was born in Nagasaki. If I return to my hometown, it would create total chaos in town because all my ex-girlfriends would come to see me. I’m thinking of going back there without telling anyone.   16

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What’s your favourite country to tour?   All and every country is interesting and my favourite. Seriously, it’s true. I can’t choose.   Your music provides relief from the massive kawaii culture craze that Japan is exporting to the West. Do you think modern Western audiences find surprise in the fact that contemporary Japanese music is not all pink and cute but can also be leather and badass?   We are cute “kawaii” wolves. Tasmanian girls, don’t be scared. Don’t be shy. Come close to us.   What do you do when you’re not making music?

Communicating with the aliens.   Is it safe to ask why you named your new release Beast Vibrator?   Recently, everyone is smart phone junkie. The other day, I suddenly felt anger spring up. YOU! Get your wild nature back! Go wild! Then all of a sudden I just got this title.   Tell me the story of the tattoo you have hiding under your leather.   When I moved to Tokyo, I was so surprised getting tattooed was popular in Tokyo. I had thought it was only for Yakuza. I had been thinking of getting tattooed all over my body, but decided not to. Too many people had tattoos. It turned me off. My tattoo is a

Jim White (The Dirty Three), it’s extremely artful and sophisticated, and Adalita’s own description of its content separates the record from your usual break up album. “There’s the story of the break up of a relationship,” she explains. “I find it hard to articulate what it’s about. I think I’m commenting on growing up, and being initiated into some sort of womanhood. But apart from telling the story, I just really like the shapes of the words, and I like to evoke certain imagery.” “A lot of it is about texture and shape and sound as well as meaning.” It was the first album Adalita had ever recorded without Dean’s guidance. “It was really hard, but you know, he’s not there but at the same time he is. We worked together so intensely and for so long. I know what he would have thought or said.” Adalita’s looking forward to touring after a lot of hard work in the studio. “We usually have more fun in the studio than we did for this record,” she laughs. “It was a lot of long hours and mental energy, and we were quite exhausted by the end of it. It wasn’t a band record, it was a solo thing, so we wanted to get it right.” ERIN LAWLER Adalita plays at The Republic Bar on Friday November 1 and you can pick up tickets at www.moshtix.com.au.

flying guitar. I wanted it because I thought it was cool when I saw Richie Valens had one in a movie. One of my friend, now a well known tattoo artist, got it inked on me as his practice when he was just starting out as an artist.   You’ve just celebrated 25 years since your first album release. How has Guitar Wolf changed and grown since its beginning?   My guitar play is getting worse, but getting more power as much.   Best place in the world for a post-gig drink?   The best after-gig parties in the past are the one on the cruise ship on the River Kwai in Thailand, in San Francisco, New York, Auckland in New Zealand, Stockholm in Sweden, Seoul in South Korea, and Japan. Any place where we can find super beautiful ladies is the best place. Hope Tasmania will join the list.   How should Tasmania prepare for your November gig?   Stare at a Tasmanian Tiger face to face, and get used to the growling sounds. Tasmanian Tiger is our distant relative. STEPHANIE ESLAKE

Get ready for Guitar Wolf’s first Tassie show on November 27 at 8.00pm at the Brisbane Hotel. Tickets are available from www.oztix. com.au .


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DOING IT SLOW WITH BLACK CAB FOUR YEARS AFTER THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM CALL SIGNS, MELBOURNE’S BLACK CAB ARE SET TO RETURN WITH NEW EP GO SLOW.

Working via a distance of 17,000km with UK producer and ex-Death In Vegas member Timothy Holmes, Black Cab’s Andrew Coates says that “these days you can work with known producers on the other side of the world thanks to the intramawebs. He’s very easy going and keen to help us do something interesting.” To celebrate the release of Go Slow, Black Cab will launch the EP’s singles over several East Coast tour dates this month, including a show in Hobart. “We’ve never been to Hobart, so that’s cool,” Coates says. “We do a beats heavy club type show that’s about getting people moving with lots of random sounds and diversions. It’s much more fun and more improv than before.” Having been a band for 14 years, Black Cab have always tried to “do what they like,” and this attitude seems to have worked in their favour. “That’s never changed,” Coates says. “Commercial and critical interest comes and goes but that no longer really interests us either as we have a loyal following who seem to like what we do. We’ve always existed outside of larger labels.” This time, the band’s EP has shifted in style, with more of a focus on an electronic style. “We’ve always liked electronics and only really became a full band after the launch of our first album. Having full guitars meant it was much tougher to do good versions of more electro tracks like ‘Combat Boots’ and ‘Sexy Polizei’, so we downsized and now we only have live drums with the two of us doing synths and live sequences.”  Go Slow provides a sneak peek into the new LP, which the band hopes will be released next year. Having moved away from guitars, Black Cab are somewhat outside their comfort zone. The forthcoming record was inspired by the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, which Coates says featured “huge amounts of performance enhancing steroids that were used mainly by the East German team.” “We always love a loose narrative theme and we’re interested in the doped up Olympics in Montreal in 1976. The East Germans were so doped up through systematic programs, some of their women athletes had to become men after the games.” The Go Slow EP also features remixes from Timothy Holmes of ‘Sexy Polizei’ and Simon Polinski. ENRICA RIGOLI

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GET AMPED MUSIC TASMANIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE REPUBLIC BAR, THE BRISBANE HOTEL, THE GRAND POOBAH, TASMANIAN MUSEUM & ART GALLERY AND TMAGGOTS PROUDLY PRESENTS AMPLIFIED 2013. THIS WILL BE A SHOWCASE OF TWENTY-TWO TASMANIAN ARTISTS ACROSS FOUR SHOWS IN HOBART ON NOVEMBER 29 AND 30.

AKOUO Tasmanian native Akouo (pronounced “ak-oo-oh”) breaks the mould of the conventional music producer/DJ, binding himself to no singular genre - instead he embraces the worldwide musical offerings of many cultures. facebook.com/akouo  

JED APPLETON Young troubadour, Jed Appleton has been on a journey that has found himself on both sides of the world, playing pubs, theatres, and festivals since he first hit the stage at the innocent age of 14. jedappleton.com  

MANGUS Mangus is a blues, jazz and gospel musician from Hobart, Tasmania. Since 2006 Mangus has become a regular performer on the Tasmanian music scene, including festivals such as MONA FOMA, The Junction Arts Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and The Falls Music and Arts Festival. facebook.com/mangus.music   M.O.1.O - MACHINES OF INDETERMINATE ORIGIN Formed in late 2007, the duo sits somewhere in the no-mans land between Metal and indie/alternative scenes. M010 describe themselves as “slowed down abstract punk rock”. moio.com.au   NEW SAXONS After featuring at the Triple J Unearthed One Movement showcase, and their first single Teenager receiving a tidy bit of air play, New Saxons attention returned to regularly supporting touring bands, song writing and building fans within their home state. facebook.com/newsaxons   PETE CORNELIUS Pete Cornelius is one of the most experienced young bluesman in the country, with more live shows and festival appearances, album releases and awards under his belt than most performers twice his age. petecornelius.com  

CAPTIVES North-West coasters ‘Captives’ will deliver their blend of hard rock swagger to Hobart’s Amplified Festival this December. If you like your music loud, honest and straight up rockin’, then be sure to make your way to the stage and check them out. captives.com.au   CHASE CITY Surf Pop Rock from the Apple Isle. Playing a mix of indie pop and rock music, Chase City showcase a sound that is full of energy and uplifting. facebook.com/ChaseCityTas   CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN COLLECTIVE Australian singer-songwriter Christopher Coleman captures an audience with his evocative folk narrative, crowdsilencing vocals and a jovial rock ‘n’ roll performance. Sweet melodies, sing-alongs and affable stories. facebook.com/christophercolemancollective DARK MATTER OF STORYTELLING Sonic explorers and conceptual creators, Dark Matter of Story Telling mesh dynamic sounds with enigmatic and evocative storytelling. darkmatterofstorytelling.com   GUTHRIE Guthrie delivers honest and distinctive foot stompin’ electric blues. These rugged southern gents sing songs of love, murder, vengeance, addiction, redemption, lust, longing and loss. facebook.com/guthrie.rock

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LULU AND THE PAIGE-TURNERS Since making their live debut in April, Lulu and the Paige-Turners have been mesmerising audiences from Hobart to the UK with their stunning theatrical shows and captivating imagery. Contemporary sounds and sweet melodies meeting cabaret-esque rhythm and vocal attitude that enthral listeners into Lulu’s world.  lulupaige-turner.com  

RANDOMORDER Formed in Hobart, Tasmania, Randomorder have been thrashing out their hard hitting style of Metal since late 2007.  The brain child of Gabe Latham (Vocals/Guitar) whose menacing vocal style and original guitar riffs beg to be heard. facebook.com/RandomorderMetal   RIDE THE TIGER It’s difficult to pigeonhole the tigers; think furious punk combined with punch-in-theface rock, their sound is melodic without sounding pop, and raw, without being hard-core. It’s familiar but it’s not quite like anything you’ve heard before. facebook.com/ridethetigerrock

SETH DAVID & THE BEAUTIFUL CHAINS The Beautiful Chains are an eclectic mix. Part youthful fun and part experience.The band is a mix of male and female voices and contrasting sounds. thebeautifulchains.com/   THE DEAD MAGGIES Tragic tales of Tasmania’s past set to upbeat toe-tapping and thigh-slapping cowpunk and folkpunk. Expect; double bass, banjo, clarinet, fiddle, flannies, mohawks and stories of dead convicts. facebook.com/deadmaggies   THE EMBERS 2013 continues The Embers’ meteoric return to the fore as “one of Tasmania’s most sought after live bands”. A genremashing roots fusion styling, incorporating elements of Reggae, Rock, Blues, Funk, Dance and Folk which are all lovingly wrapped up and delivered in a kicking live show. facebook.com/embermembers   THE MIDDLE NAMES The Middle Names pack an indie-rock punch. Big choruses you can sing to, thumping drums you can stomp to, and searing guitars that jump off stage and slap you in the face.  themiddlenames.com   THE LAWLESS QUARTET Since the bands beginning, the Lawless Quartet have incorporated a wide array of genres. A fusion of swing jazz, punk rock, reggae, funk and European and eastern folk music styles to create what they feel is the essence of a soundtrack to a whiskey fuelled prom night in timeless space. facebook.com/thelawlessquartet   THE PHOSPHENES Materialized in a haunted house that mysteriously burnt down, The Phosphenes are a four piece “Garage-Psych” specter with influences from blues, psychedelia, surf, punk and progressive Sabbath-like metal. facebook.com/phosphenesband

 THE SIN AND TONICS Taking surf, country and punk rock along with heavy rockabilly swing and that great Gretsch sound, the band creates an experience that is an infectious blend inspiring the devil in us all to come out and play. thesinandtonics.com   YOUNGER DRYAS From the band’s early beginnings as a college trio, the band has evolved – learning and growing as they go with music that mixes rock, blues and reggae and sits between electric and acoustic. youngerdryas.com.au


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LOVE BITES THREE PIECE MELBOURNE OUTFIT SINKING TEETH HAS LATCHED ONTO BODYJAR’S NATIONAL TOUR. ALONGSIDE TASMANIAN FAVOURITES LUCA BRASI, HOBARIANS ARE IN FOR ONE HECK OF RIDE WHEN THEY DROP IN AT THE BRISBANE HOTEL ON NOVEMBER 7. THEIR INFECTIOUS BRAND OF ‘PUKE PUNK’ HAS SO FAR CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE RED COATS AND CALLING ALL CARS. DRUMMER BEN STEWART TOOK US THROUGH A YEAR OF SHENANIGANS.

Your genre has been described as ‘puke punk’. As Pauline Hanson would say, ‘please explain’?

How was the tour with Calling All Cars? Is the touring life as glamorous as one might think?

You know that feeling when you get home wasted and you lie on your bed and close your eyes and it feels like you’re spinning around? Our music is nothing like that. I don’t know, we like alliteration.

Those dudes fucking rule. If we had to pick 3 people to be stuck in a tarago with for 10 hours it would be them. Or maybe Charlie’s Angels. Touring life is memorizing,7/11’s menu whilst trying to figure out another word for boobs. So yes, very glamorous and not very different to non-touring life. 

You guys have recently jumped on board to tour with Bodyjar. How much of an influence were these guys to you back in your founding music years? Also, what do you hope to get out of the tour? To be honest we just wanna play our arses off and show people what we’ve been refining for the last couple of years. We grew up punching the air to Bodyjar with shitty teen moustaches. Nothing has changed.

Talk us through your new EP: White Water. Where was it recorded and what is the general theme? It was recorded with Ben Ehrenberg at Studios in the City (Brunswick, Melbourne) and was produced by Tom Larkin. The theme is pretty hard to wrap up, but if you listen to the title track it will do a better job than I will now. The song runs through a series of imagery that we associate with the band. 

Melbourne seems like the ideal breeding ground for punk bands. Does such a big music scene make it difficult for bands to start out, or vice versa? You can see it both ways I think. It’s easy to start a band in Melbourne because everyone plays music and venues are everywhere, but also very easy for a band to plateau because of the high volume of great bands getting around. You have to really be pushing the envelope to get any coverage. Everyone should check out Ceres, A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, Sheriff, Have/ Hold and Apart From This for some great examples of that.  As stated in your bio: When one of us is listening to Les Savy Fav the others will be listening to Minus The Bear, Lionel Ritchie, Anchors, Title Fight. How in the world do you guys write songs when your influences vary so much?  Staring competitions. Julz always wins because he is bisexual. What does the next few years hold for Sinking Teeth? Hopefully some killer shows and some new releases. Maybe we’ll release a spoken word album about time travel and the complications involved when pashing oneself. Julz wants to get a Justin Timberlake tattoo. Also we want to buy a sausage dog and call him Saus Boss. There’s just no time.  MARK ACHESON

See Sinking Teeth perform alongside Bodyjar and Luca Brasi at The Brisbane Hotel on Thursday November 7. Tickets are available from the venue, Ruffcut and www.moshtix. com.au.

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HEAD FOR THE HILLS THE KILL DEVIL HILLS HAVE MANAGED TO STAY ALIVE LONG ENOUGH TO REACH THE REPUTABLE AGE OF TEN, WHICH IN BAND YEARS TRANSLATES TO CLOSER TO FORTY AND THE APPROACH OF A POTENTIAL MIDLIFE CRISIS. FOR THE DEVILS, THIS HASN’T BEEN WITHOUT SOME WEAR AND TEAR AND OCCASIONAL DOCTORS VISIT TO GET PATCHED BACK UP. THE BAND HAS SWOLLEN FROM ITS ORIGINAL THREE PIECE ROOTS TO A CURRENT FIVE PIECE (PEAKING AT SIX), BOTH LOSING AND GAINING MEMBERS ON THE WAY.

Brendon writes about “love, death and eternity”. With interests in people as a species, society, relationships between two people and religion or Brendan defines as “the bigger picture”. Given the choice between playing out, or recording, he would have to choose the latter. With a strong feel that the new material is the “best stuff we have ever done”. Strangely enough the band has strong ties in Europe through a Basque record label by the name of Bang!. “They love underground garage music from Australia and in more recent times came across us”, says Brendon. “Europe is much more receptive to avant garde than Australia. Here in Australia we are more easily pleased and to a degree dumber in our acceptance o f music.”

According to Brendan Humphries, guitarist and principal singer in the band, The Kill Devil Hills are very much “rock” if a tag is required although their sound has evolved over the years with the change in the lineup. The newly released live album Past and Future Ghosts, is the first recording with the current lineup and according to Brendan, “We ended up setting the record straight on a few songs”. The live album was recorded in an old gothic, ex-convict asylum that has been transformed in an arts centre in recent years in the city of Freemantle. Covering material from the previous three studio albums, the release also includes two new tracks that will feature on the band’s upcoming studio album. Recorded on an

MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX FROM THE WINDSWEPT SHORES OF EASTERN TASMANIA COMES THE ENIGMATIC ANGE BOXHALL. A FOLK-COUNTRY VETERAN, ANGE HAS SPENT THE LAST TWELVE YEARS COLLABORATING WITH HIGH-PROFILE MUSICIANS BY THE LIKES OF JD SOUTHER (THE EAGLES), BONES HILLMAN OF MIDNIGHT OIL AND BJ COLE (PEDAL STEEL PLAYER WITH STING, BJORK & THE VERVE), RON SEXSMITH AND TIM FREEMAN.

outside stage in March on a balmy autumn night the recording captured the bands more recent moodier sound which has been helped along by the inclusion of the violin in the band’s repertoire. “Our music is more miserable and a bit moodier. We have went for a mix of Bad Seeds and Rolling Stones. Having violin creates a more melancholic mood to the music.” Past and Future Ghosts, was recorded for the band as something to take with them to Europe this year as a new release. However the tour had to be abandoned when limited funds meant the upcoming studio album was prioritised. They however chose to release it and have planned a small Australian tour before starting an extensive tour next year with the new studio album.

Of her musical beginnings, Ange describes playing guitar in high school and “rocking out numbers like ‘Bring Me Some Water’ by Melissa Etheridge and Black Velvet by Alannah Myles”. She progressed to playing covers around local Hobart venues, and then made the move across to Mebourne: her definitive moment, however, was a trip to Europe. “My intention was to stay six to twelve months,” she says, “and almost twelve fabulous years rolled on by...”. During this time Ange has showcased her brand of “commercial, crystal-clear and catchy” folk-pop at festivals such as SXSW in Austin, Folk Alliance in Memphis, the Americana Music Festival in Nashville and Popkomm in Germany. She has graced many a well-trodden stage in major cities like London, NYC and Nashville, as well as living rooms in small European and American backwater towns. “I was brought up on a mixture of music,” says Ange. “Most heavily it was old-school country from my dad’s collection and power rocking females from my mum’s collection. Throw in a good dose of Elvis, Creedence and Nana Mouskouri and you’ve got the picture. I went through a huge stage (and still do) of loving artists like Carole King and Janis Joplin, then Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. I also completely love and admire artists like Paul Simon, Paul Kelly, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton and Leonard Cohen.” Ange has recently returned to Australia to continue life with a different pace, due to the birth of her young daughter – and, she admits, the irresistible lure of the bush.

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Being based in Western Australia, The Kill Devil Hills know all about isolation and distance. “The tyranny of distance – for us is the cost of flying.” Muses Brendon. On a local level this applies to the isolation of Western Australia from the rest of the country. However he feels this really applies to Australia in terms of rest of the world. “A lot of people don’t know that’s the great divide.” Make sure to check them out on one of their rare outing to Tasmania this month. NIC ORME

The Kill Devil Hills play The Republic Bar on Sunday November 10. Tickets are available from the venue.

She has land on the east coast where, she says, she likes “to camp and get back to nature... [It’s] probably my favourite place on the planet - sitting by the fire under the stars, listening to the waves break, playing the guitar and drinking wine... that’s true happiness.” She’s been described by JD Souther as embodying the “Tasmanian sound”, an idea which Ange elaborates on. “Tasmania is definitely a very wild yet peaceful place,” she explains. “I’d say that most Tasmanian musicians perform with passion of some kind or another - we’re island folk and we have stories to tell. I’m a romantic and hence many of my songs are about love but they often involve the elements and references to a landscape.” 2014 promises to be an exciting and productive year, with Ange hoping to release her new album, tour extensively and dabble in a number of co-writing projects. CHLOE MAYNE

See Ange perform with Lachlan Bryan at a number of shows in Tasmania this month, including The Republic Bar in Hobart on Thursday November 21, MoFOLK @ Mona on Saturday November 23 and at Bella’s Pizza in Devonport on the Sunday November 24. See www. angeboxall.com for further show announcements.


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KEEPING TO THE SHADOWS IF ARETHA FRANKLIN WERE TO VENTURE DOWN UNDER THIS NOVEMBER, I KNOW WHERE SHE’D GET HER KICKS. THE GOSPEL GOD WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY COME TO SHAKE HER THING AT STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MONA – THE SOUL GIG SET TO ROCK HOBART TOWN RIGHT BEFORE THE SUMMER.

The outdoor extravaganza will unite an incredible set of musicians including Maria Lurighi, Michael Spiby, Brian Ritchie, Take 6’s Grammy-winning Khristian Dentley, the ARIA nominated Southern Gospel Choir, and local star Andrew Legg. Andrew will also play the role of MC for the show and says we can get ready for a gig that’s “all about gospel and soul music, and its home away from home in Tasmania.” “There will be fun, power, huge horns and mighty beats, stunning singing and a sound that will get under your skin and change your life,” Andrew says. Some of the sounds that’ll penetrate the open air were originally performed by Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and a range of artists you’d never expect, who Andrew hints “have gospel music right at the heart of who they are and the music they write.”

If you are under the impression that gospel is a style that emerged and ended last century, this concert will show you that the energy and influence of soul surrounds us through even the most modern of music.  “Gospel is the heart and soul of all contemporary music. From the sound of the voice, to the way the audience reacts, from the earthy realness of the sounds to the way the instruments are held – all of this comes from gospel,” Andrew explains.  “As for keeping it alive, it doesn’t need any help. You can’t kill it, you can’t suppress it, you can’t bury it or ignore it. It is the breath and blood of humanity. If you want to understand our roots as a contemporary music culture, it all starts and finishes with gospel. That’s about 100 good reasons for us to do it.” Good reason number 101 for the event is the opportunity it provides for local voices to be heard loud and clear, serving as a reminder of the pure talent we can find in our own backyard – even in an age where global music is more accessible than ever before.

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 “MONA has provided opportunities for the Southern Gospel Choir and the Conservatorium to step up and come alongside a truly international vision and set of expectations,” Andrew beams.  “This is often lacking in Tasmanian cultural expression – not talent or ability or even desire, but the expectation and experience of a genuinely international sound is often not understood well. MONA raises the bar, and also provides a mechanism to achieve another level again.”  “It gives us permission to talk more, sing more, to experience more, to push the boundaries more.”  Standing in the Shadows of MONA will provide one more important opportunity for everyone to consider, and Andrew sums it up quite simply as “Joy. Joy and more joy.” “There is so much negativity and anger in our world, and whilst music can’t fix it, it can motivate and push us towards loving more, caring more, and living more fully and wholly.”  STEPHANIE ESLAKE

Get a taste of the good life on November 24 on the MONA lawns. The free event will start at 2pm and provide three hours of aural ecstasy. Last year the show sold out (even though it was free), so make sure you aren’t late! More info can be found at www.mona. net.au.

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ALIVE AND KICKING THE DEAD MAGGIES, COMPRISED OF A COLLECTION OF SEASONED PERFORMING ARTISTS FROM VARIOUS HOBART PUNK AND ROCK BANDS, CAME TOGETHER IN APRIL 2013, AND HAVE STEADILY BEEN BUILDING BASHING OUT TALES OF TASMANIAN FOLKLORE EVER SINCE. PUNK ROCKERS PLAYING FOLK? CRIKEY. IN JUST THEIR SECOND GIG THE DEAD MAGGIES PLAYED SUPPORT TO PADDY MCHUGH (SYDNEY CITY TRASH) AND THE GOLDMINERS, AND HAVE SINCE GONE ON TO PLAY WITH THE LIKES OF THE REAL MCKENZIES (CANADA), THE BARONS OF TANG, TWIN BEASTS AND THE GO SET.

We caught up with Dead Maggie, Mark Downie, before they all set off on a 5-stop trip around the state.

Do you find crowds in regional areas really appreciate seeing original bands coming to town?

Weirdest gig you have ever played?

As for previous bands that I’ve been in... well the weird gigs are countless...

Regional gigs are big gambles. If word of mouth gets out, then it can be great, as people in regional areas love to let their hair down and party. However if word doesn’t get out because either Stevo or Macca have a party up the road that night, and the whole town end up there, then you’ve got no one at your gig.

This tour takes you past the normal Hobart and Launceston gigs. Where have you wanted to play but never have?

Looking into a crystal ball, can you see the future of the dead maggies in a years time and three years time?

I haven’t played in WA or NT yet, but I’d be more interested in more overseas touring to be honest. To be thrown into different cultures.

In one year we will have just performed on the Falklands Islands at a major conference for the UK Conservative party. This will mark the one year anniversary of Maggie’s passing, and a celebration of the life of the wonderful former leader. In three years someone will have died.

The Dead Maggies are a relatively new band, and all of our gigs have been quite fun and not really weird.

You were very much into musical comedy. Is this something that will transfer over to the Dead Maggies. Or this music will be VERY serious?

OUT OF THE FISH BOWL BORN UNDER A MULBERRY TREE IN PERTH IN 2008, PSYCHEDELIC ROCK COLLECTIVE POND ARE HEADING TO THE FALLS FESTIVAL IN LORNE PROMISING A CRAZY SET WITH INFLATABLES, STROBES AND SURPRISES. MAN OF THE MOMENT SHINY JOE RYAN, TAKES SOME TIME OUT TO CHAT WITH WARP MAGAZINE ABOUT ALL THINGS POND.

It is the other extreme, I have moved from comedy to tragedy. The music of The Dead Maggies is still very fun and lively, but lyrically it’s very dark. There are some horrible stories that we have worked into songs. From a songwriting perspective it’s very interesting and challenging, as the stories are first researched, and then set into song. We are working on songs that tell stories, with a focus on tragic Tasmanian folklore. I find storytelling songs really captivating, especially when they suck you in at the start and then hurt you at the end. Having such maudlin content set to lively upbeat folkpunk and cowpunk puts a new twist on it, they aren’t murder ballads if they aren’t ballads.

The Dead Maggies take their Vandemonic Tales to the road with Dominic Francis to the following spots:

What have you been up to so far this year?

I always wanted to be a pilot. I took flying lessons and was in the Air Cadets when I was young. But after I was denied entry to the Australian Air Force (because I have one kidney) I dropped the whole flying thing. I had started playing guitar in high school, just learning off other people. After school I moved out of home into a small house with Kevin. Nick and Jay followed soon after and Pond was born. Before Pond we wailed around Perth as Mink Mussel Creek. I’ve never looked back. Besides who wants to fly anyway.

This year has mainly been spent flying around the world working for Tame Impala as their visuals man. Pond hasn’t had much time to play or jam unfortunately. However we were able to find two weeks in September to record most of our new album called ‘Man It Feels Like Space Again’. What’s your favourite place to play in Australia and why?

Saturday November 16 – The Grand Poobah, Hobart. Friday November 22 – The Royal Oak, Launceston. Saturday November 23 –Big Dan’s Pub, Franklin. Friday December 13 - Devonport, Tapas Bar.

What can we expect from a festival show with Pond? We’re going to try some new things for our live show. Wacky inflatable second hand car dealership people and strobes! We also have a new drummer so we’ll be changing the set up a bit and playing some new songs, but for the most part we’ll still be wiggin out as usual.

The next album is nearly done, entitled ‘Man It Feels Like Space Again’. We are going to try get some singles out this year and the album out at the start of next year. We can’t slow down, there are too many songwriters in Pond and the songs start piling up if we don’t record them.

What do you take on tour with you?

Do you have any pre show ritual/ superstitions?

As little as possible so that if I happen to find a bad ass piece of equipment I can get it safely back to Perth in my suitcase. What music do you listen to yourself? All types I guess. Nick and Jamie have been getting me into some hip-hop but for the most part I like listening to Krautrock. I also love the Beatles, ELO, Bowie and the Beach Boys. Mix it up. What did you want to be growing up? When did you decide to pursue music as a career?

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Friday November 15 – Eagle Hawk Neck Hall, Eagle Hawk Neck.

You’ve basically been releasing an album a year for the past few years, does that mean the next album is already in the works? Or are you going to slow the pace down a bit?

Perth, cause it’s our place and the weather is always fine.

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Not really. I used to get pretty drunk before the shows, but after a gig I played sober I realised my guitar and bass playing had been much better. So now I go by the philosophy of ‘everything in moderation including moderation’. Take from that what you will.  KYLIE COX

It’s never dull with these guys. Don’t miss out on the Falls Festival at Marion Bay, December 29 – January 1.


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PHILLIN’ IN THE GAPS

METAL UNPLUGGED

WELL WELL WELL, LOOK WHAT WE HAVE ‘ERE. AFTER ALL THIS DAMN TIME HANGING ON IN QUIET DESPERATION, THE PHILLY JAYS (PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY, IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL TECHNICAL ABOUT IT) HAVE REFORMED ONE LAST TIME FOR TWO REASONS: A SWEET, ALL-OUT MANIC, FINAL SHE-BANG TO THE BAND THAT WE GREW TO LOVE SO FONDLY, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, AN INTRODUCTION TO FEELINGS; A PROJECT WHERE BERKFINGER (SIMON BERCKELMAN) RELEASES HIS DEBUT EP BE KIND, UNWIND AND “EXPLORES HIS WEIRDER AND PRETTIER SIDES”, WHICH ESSENTIALLY TRANSLATES IN MY MIND, AS THE RAW POWER OF PHILLYS, MAYBE IN A DEBUTANTE DRESS, WITH SOME ZIGGY LIGHTNING BOLTS THROWN INTO THE WORKS (READ: IMAGE MAY DIFFER TO ACTUAL PRODUCT).

SCOTT KELLY HAS BEEN CREATIVE LONGER THAN SOME OF US HAVE BEEN ALIVE. THERE’S A FACT TO KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT. SINCE 1985, HE HAS FRONTED INFLUENTIAL METAL BAND NEUROSIS AND HAS GONE ON TO INJECT HIS DARK ENERGY INTO SHRINEBUILDER, TRIBES OF NEUROT, BLOOD AND TIME AND A SOLO ACOUSTIC CAREER. ALL WHILE KEEPING A DAY JOB. IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU THROW YOUR LAPTOP INTO THE OCEAN AND START A WHOLE NEW LIFE.

So now that I’ve scared and intrigued you with that freaky visual, you’ll be pleased to know that the good people of acts such as: I Heart Hiroshima, Megan Washington and Yves Klein Blue helped mash this all together into a tender, indie porridge of fury. The album was produced over in Germany, where Berkfinger has started his own production company “Golden Retriever”, which former Philly member MC Bad Genius says has “a lot of natural light and everyone in Europe is seeking him out to produce their stuff.”

fears were put to rest as soon as they were all placed in the same cage again, rekindling the flame between them all.

Kelly spoke to Warp as he heads Down Under with his latest band, The Road Home, that includes Neurosis’ Noah Landis.

high, how I was gonna get high tomorrow. Fuck that shit, I’m done with it. My brain is complicated enough, I don’t use drugs and alcohol to cloud it more.” Fans of Kelly and his hefty metal backlog need not shy away from his latest endeavors for fear of change. Kelly assures me fans and lovers will be right at home.

But easy children, I understand you’re clinging, starry-eyed, to the hope that you’ll get to hear the story straight from the horse’s mouth about what’s happening with the Phillys, and we will not let you down. We email corresponded (because we’re all tech-savvy demons) with MC BG, who told us a bit about their wild journey; going through drummers like pushing buttons at the pokies, how they all shuffled fifty things at once in their crazy lives, and what they’re doing all back together again in our humble little town.

You can catch these spicy meatballs at the Waratah on the 30th of this month, where they’ll be mixing both acts into a grand fusion of insanity and rock-steady drive, which you should all be well prepared for. Bring your helmets lads, you’re going to be taken all the way to the fry shop.

“I don’t really think about it too much, to be honest with you” Kelly says when asked of the current and ever-evolving state of the alternative music industry; one he has no doubt seen shift and change manifold times over. “I’m not completely up on what’s happening. The things that I’m supposed to hear make their way to my ears. I’m not tied to any specific genre of listening, I just like what I like. I usually find something good in about all forms of music and artistic expression.”

“Before the first guitar case had been opened the original dynamic that we had in the makeshift studio underneath Berkfinger’s grandparents’ place had returned. Within moments we started paying out on Dan (who for the record is an incredibly intelligent, fun, likeable, talented and good-looking young man) and everything was right in the world again.”

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“It’s not really a benefit unless you enjoy poverty. Not having to deal with constant pressure to perform and not having corporate vampires attached to me is a key element to my existence and well-being. I truly do not care what other bands do at all. They are free, as am I.”

“We’re back now and things are going well. I think having a couple of years and a few continents between us have made us realise that those things that annoyed us about each other are outweighed by the things we love. I guess it’s lucky that none of us are the kind of people that hold grudges and we were able to come together again and let the past be in the past.” Aww. Dan W Sweat, their original skins monkey, has re-joined the two, after playing with Art vs. Science and exploring the realm of Sydney night life as part of an electro pop band. The three are now juggling the nature of two bands at once in the Philadelphia Grand Jury vs. Feelings tour. Bad Genius’

Having talked before about the benefits of being a ‘fringe artist’, I am curious as to Kelly’s career motivations, and whether being on the edge of the mainstream works in favour to his projects.

Having been soboer for the last decade or so, Kelly has been wary in the past of losing touch with his creativity. Thankfully, he has new methods.

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“I was really afraid that it would be difficult to find my creative vessel, but actually it’s been much easier. I no longer question anything. I know whether or not what I’m writing is worthwhile immediately and can either pursue it or trash it. Before, everything depended on whether I was high, how and when I was next gonna get

“[The Road Home] is a fleshed-out version of what I brought around last time I was down there. My acoustic tunes, but with dynamics and layers and tone. As far as differing from Neurosis, it’s a totally different approach at painting through the same emotions and experiences. The colors are similar, but the delivery is much more sublime.” As mentioned, Kelly and Co. aren’t about to sell their wares to Hyundai for a truck full of cash. The artists all have kept their ‘day jobs’ in order to keep their creative endeavors free from tampering. “The main thing is that we can’t lose money anymore, and preferably that we bring something home to cover the bills. I personally have a wife and four kids, so you can imagine that my monthly nut is pretty damn high. We aren’t out here to get shorted or to play benefit shows. We have to take care of the people who are depending on us.” LISA DIBB

Scott Kelly Scott Kelly & The Road Home (Neurosis) play The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart on Thursday November 14. Local support from Black Mourning Band and Ruiner of Threshold Forms.

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STILL GRINNING CURIOUS ABOUT HOW LONG-TIME AUSSIE ROCKERS GRINSPOON MIGHT SOUND PERFORMED AS A SOLO ACOUSTIC SET? FRONTMAN PHIL JAMIESON WILL SHOW YOU HOW IT’S DONE THIS NOVEMBER WHEN HE HITS THE ROAD ALONE FOR HIS NATIONAL TOUR. FOLLOWING THE RECENT RELEASE OF THE BAND’S SEVENTH ALBUM BLACK RABBITS, PHIL TELLS WARP ABOUT WHAT CONFUSES AND INSPIRES AS HE PUMPS OUT NEARLY TWO DECADES OF GRINSPOON HITS.

Phil’s 18 year career with Grinspoon has produced an abundance of ARIA nominated and awarded albums including Guide to Better Living and Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills, with famously known hits like ‘Chemical Heart’ often holding deeper meanings than Phil himself can understand. “Sometimes it takes me years to figure out what songs are about when I write them,â€? Phil admits.  “Then I come back later and think, ‘oh, maybe that was about that’. It happens in the unconscious or the subconscious more than it does in real time.â€? ‘I can��€™t identify exactly with the record, but it’s still inspired. I don’t exactly know what sign posts were there, and it might take me a decade to realise exactly what I was on about.â€? Black Rabbits was recorded in August last year and the songwriting process began in 2010. While Phil confesses that he’s “not a really big fan of studios,â€? he says he enjoyed the LA recording sessions and feels the new album holds its strength. “I think the recording speaks for itself, in a way. We got some great, great, great songs on it.â€?

“The 12 on there went through a discussion period of healthy debate amongst all the band members about what kind of direction it would take. The songs we were writing for the record that we were going to pitch for it were broad, but we figured that the songs fit best together as a collection.� This healthy communication between band members is what Phil believes has held them together through so many years – combined with the fact that the musos don’t live anywhere near each other. “We’re all pretty good friends and we just enjoy playing the gigs that we do, and it also helps that we’ve written reasonable songs on the way that help us enjoy that.� “If the songs were really bad, that would be really horrible playing them over and over again for 18 years. The songs have to have merit, so that makes us have merit in some ways.� Phil likes to keep the songs varied and feels the band’s output has changed “dramatically� over the years. “I think the biggest thing in any kind of writing is you try not to repeat yourself, and so we go through certain phases,� Phil shares.

“I took it on myself to create broader palettes, different melodies, and different lyrics. Through our careers, we’ve kind of gone and done different things, so I think it’s about broadening what you can do. It’s about self improvement and trying to make the best song possible no matter what kind of genre.� Phil challenges himself with his own words, as he plans to mix up the genre performing both original and Grinspoon songs with just voice, acoustic guitar, and harmonica. What he definitely won’t be doing is aiming to impress audiences by riding on the back of Grinspoon’s fame, and he will avoid the band’s biggest hits at all costs. “I think it would be unfair, in a way, to play all those hits by myself and go, ‘oh, look at me!’, so I do stuff that is more B-sides or stuff off the albums which is a bit more rare. I’ll be playing stuff that people know, but they’re certainly not FM style. The songs are quite different in their form when it’s just me. It’s definitely different to drums, bass, and me screaming.� While he won’t be screaming on stage, Phil hopes to roar down the Tassie highways on motorbike. He uses his passion for riding to help gain awareness and support for youth mental health. Earlier this year, Phil finished a marathon five day ride from the Gold Coast to Adelaide for the Headspace charity event Rock ‘N’ Ride. “Motorcycling is a passion of mine, but as long and as fun as it is, I want to get the message out there about young children who need help that we’re there for them.� “Tasmania would be very beautiful place to ride around. I kind of did ask Harley for a bike, but then they twiddled their thumbs and looked at me in a strange way. So, I’m renting a small car – but I’m reaching out! If there’s anybody out there, tweet me and lend me a bike!� STEPHANIE ESLAKE

Put your pedal to the metal with Phil Jamieson on November 13 at Launceston’s Irish Murphys, November 14 at Hobart’s Tattersalls Hotel, and November 15 at Devonport’s Tapas Lounge Bar. Tickets available from the venues, Ruffcut, Mojo’s Music and www.oztix.com.au.

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SUNKEN SHIPS AND SINGING FISH ALTHOUGH THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND ARE BASED IN SYDNEY, THEIR MUSIC SPEAKS LANGUAGES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. AS THE BAND GET READY TO BRING THEIR MOVING PIECES OF THE SEA ALBUM TOUR TO THE BRISBANE HOTEL THIS DECEMBER, GUITARIST/ CITTERNIST/ BOUZOUKIST GORDAN WALLACE SHARES THE STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS, AND DISCUSSES THE DIFFERENT CULTURES THAT HAVE FOUND THEIR WAYS INTO HIS MUSIC.

Moving Pieces of the Sea was written in multiple sessions that took place across in the beautiful Blue Mountains, Scandinavian Europe, and then recorded in Chicago. It doesn’t matter where he is – Gordon says he gets a “sort of feeling when you know something’s going to come.” This musical intuition results in a style induced by Scandinavian folk, cinematic post-rock, punk and gypsy (often, all at once). “There’s some sort of spark of something musical about to happen,” Gordon explains. “I think there’s some sort of inspiration that you can always feel that’s going to turn into something cool.” The inspiration hit big time when the four piece band travelled through Norway, Finland and Sweden on tour, and Gordon says The Crooked Fiddle were “quite excited” by the experience. “Norway was just this incredible place with fjords and waterfalls, and the Viking history and sea battles, and sunken ships in the mud. That sort of inspired quite a lot of songwriting.” ‘The Deepwater Drownings’ (or, as Gordon calls it, “the long track at the end”) tells the story of a sea voyage gone wrong as it’s caught in a storm. While Moving Pieces of the Sea shares the strong water themes of the Scandinavian landscapes, the album does have a few contrasting moments – as found in ‘Shanti and the Singing Fish’, which Gordan started when he was in Sri Lanka.

Making world-inspired music isn’t new to Gordon, who has spent his whole life weaving in and out of different cultures. “The first time I realized I liked music was when I was a kid from South Africa, and when we were on family holidays,” Gordon remembers. “None of the rest of my family are that in to music, but on the family holidays in the combi, we had a choice of a couple of cassettes when we were driving to our holiday house. There were some awesome kind of strange, pop-disco stuff.” In this mix, however, was Paul Simon’s controversial Graceland, and Gordon says, “as a kid, I really remember liking that album much more than the commercially produced pop-disco, and that’s when I realized I really liked music.” You don’t need to go to Scandinavia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, or any other place in the world starting with ‘S’ to enjoy Moving Pieces of the Sea. Gordon encourages listening to the whole album in one sitting, and as it has a perfect balance of long and short tracks, you can be sure to expect a quick payoff at the start and an appropriately big finish. “If you sit somewhere, maybe with headphones, and listen to the whole album, chill out with no distractions and a glass of wine, that sounds pretty good.” STEPHANIE ESLAKE

“That was inspired by a legend in a little town on the east coast of Sri Lanka about a singing fish.” “In the ‘60s, there was this big kind of thing about hearing a singing fish, so we sort of wrote a tune that was inspired by that.”

Drink a glass of wine to The Crooked Fiddle Band when they perform at The Brisbane Hotel on Saturday December 7.

So the all important question, I had to ask Ross, was what was his top five beers of all time (since it’s the key to the Cosmic Psychos longevity and relative success).

at The Big Day Out. Fitting as the guys featured on the very first Big Day Out with Nirvana.

COSMIC COUNTRY IT’S RARE THAT SOMEBODY WILL TELL YOU THE SECRET TO THEIR SUCCESS (WELL, OBVIOUSLY IT’S A SECRET). HOWEVER ROSS KNIGHT OF THE COSMIC PSYCHOS WAS ONLY TOO WILLING TO LET ME KNOW IT WAS ALL TO DO WITH BEER.

The Psychos have been around for a very long time. Thirty years in fact. There has been a few lineup changes over the years, brought about by band members wanting to do different things, band members behaving badly and one unfortunate death. The current lineup of Knight / Muller / McKeering has been in existence for over seven years now with no signs of letting up. Ross Knight now a full time farmer and father off the stage, still takes to the stage for the same reason as he did 30 years ago. “Beer keeps me going. Here’s a hobby where you can travel the world and get free beer. You would be mad not to do it. On tour we pretty much have a good time on stage and off the stage. We are three very immature men growing old disgracefully.” The Cosmic Psychos have always resided on the fringe of the Australian music scene. However when grunge was in during the 90’s, interest in them peaked. “We had interest from major labels wanting to make us look more presentable and get us to swear less. It would have taken $500,000 to do a makeover - we aren’t the best looking blokes.” 26

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The Cosmic Psychos however chose to maintain their artistic integrity and remain largely independent. “My philosophy was always for a fun. We always had day jobs, so the music was always about having a great time.” The band recently toured the United States, “driving around catching up with the friends.” This included the like of L7 who hadn’t been in a room together for seven years. The audiences at the shows were a mixture of people who had stumbled onto the band and as Ross put it, “people our age that had come to relive the days of getting a hangover”. Recently, Ross was cleaning up around his house and came across a collection of footage taken of the band through the years. Not wanting it to rot away he took it over fellow band member John McKeering who handballed it to an individual by the name of Matt Weston, who turned it into the soon to be released, Blokes You Can Trust DVD. As Ross says, “He has done a great job. When the kids are old enough they can watch it and see what a goose their old man was.”

“James Boags Premium. Boags Draught. All the Coopers, particularly their stout. Hahn Premium has something special about it that I’ve always loved.” Possibly not the best choice since they are playing in Cascade territory this month. If you miss them in Tasmania, The Psychos will be performing alongside Pearl Jam

Anyway time for Ross to get back on the tractor. NIC ORME See the Cosmic Psychos at The Brisbane Hotel on Saturday November 9. Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au. Blokes you can Trust special edition DVD will be available in stores on December 11.


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Jen : Lute Liz : Forceps  Name of the first band you were in? Mia : Oxalis Liz : Vakuum Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher have all firmly established themselves as respected singer songwriters in the Australian music community. A little bit folk, a little bit country, a little bit blues and a little bit indie, they have finally banded together to produce a show greater than their individual parts. Supporting the three will be Danny McKenna on drums and Tim Keegan on bass. Similar in many ways, yet totally different at the same time, they answered a few questions for us at WARP. Years playing music? We’ve all been playing gigs for about a decade.  Number of albums released? Mia: 4 Liz: 4 Jen: 3 

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Favourite artist you admire? Mia : Lucinda Williams Liz : Joan Armatrading Jen : PJ Harvey Favourite song? Mia : Hold On by Tom Waits Liz : Happy by the Rolling Stones Jen : Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen

Mia : Yes Liz : No Jen : Only when someone’s listening

Mia : Playing Jail Break in a women’s prison. 

Who would you want to sing a duet with given the chance?

Jen : Playing in a lighthouse.  Biggest crowd played in front of?

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Strangest gig played?

Liz : Playing at an army barracks in Germany. A fight broke out and the gig was stopped instantly and all the troops had to leave the beer hall and go for a 5km run (drunk) in the rain as punishment. 

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Mia : Leonard Cohen Liz : Bruce Springsteen  Jen : Lou Reed  Did video kill the radio star? I think digital killed the video, more to the point... 

Mia- 30,000 with Eric Clapton in Perth.  TV appearances? Most number of gigs in a year played? Liz : 98 Longest set played? Liz : 4 sets. Total playing time 4 hours.  Longest days on tour for? The Dyson Stringer Cloher Tour comprises 35 dates over 9 weeks altogether, which is the longest tour any of us have done to date.  Favourite instrument Mia : Electric Guitar

We’ve all been on RocKwiz and there are various other TV appearances between us including Sunday Arts, Late Night Channel 10 news, Mornings on 7 and Spics and Specs.  Have you made it to Nashville? Mia’s been to Nashville because she’s been spending her time between Australia and the States for the last four years. NIC ORME

See these three fabulous musicians play Red Hot Music in Devonport on Wednesday November 27, followed by a Hobart show on the Thursday at The Grand Poobah.

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ALL HANDS ON SASKWATCH LOOK OUT, SOUL BROTHERS AND SISTERS – THE LEGENDARY MELBOURNE NINE-PIECE SASKWATCH ARE HEADED ACROSS THE STRAIT THIS MONTH TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW SINGLE, ‘HANDS’.

Saskwatch met while schooling together at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, and the formation of a band was gradual and organic. “Some of the dudes busked regularly at Flinders St Station in between and after classes, and gradually out of that we became a band when people asked us to do gigs,” says Liam McGorry – trumpet player and principal songwriter of the band. ‘Hands’ showcases the powerhouse vocals of Nkechi Anele and is replete with “fast paced drumming, handclaps, and an utterly ecstatic brass section.” The fantastically surreal cover art is thanks to Zonk Vision extraordinaire Jason Galea, as is the film clip. It’s a psychedelic all-American highway adventure – with a pair of rabbits, Larry and Alphy, behind the wheel. To create the clip, Galea spliced VHS tapes and vintage vacation footage together to create what could well be the feel good rabbit road trip film of the year. “He is a genius,” laughs Liam. “He green screened his pet rabbits onto a road trip across America. Genius.” The latest release follows on from previous single ‘I Get Lonely’, a track recorded in collaboration with one of Saskwatch’s favourite local producers, Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control). For ‘Hands’, the outfit continued their 2013 collaboration and enlisted Jarrad Brown (Eagle and the Worm) to produce, Julian Mckenzie (Money for Rope) as engineer, and Haima Marriott as mixer. It’s been a fruitful year for Saskwatch, who are hot off a string of shows supporting the funk-soul steam train Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. They’ve also got three national tours under their belts this year, and a number of shows in Europe and UK – most impressively, a slot at Glastonbury. 2014 looks to be similarly productive with Liam affirming that the touring streak will continue as relentlessly as ever. “We just want to put out the new album and tour it, to be honest. We love playing live and playing often, so hopefully we can keep doing that. We’d love to make it to the States and back to Europe again,” Liam says. 28

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The Glastonbury gig saw Saskwatch make their first foray into the rapidly emerging world of crowd funding, financing a third of their European trip with a hugely successful Pozible campaign. In exchange for postcards, LPs, and even a jam session with the band, dedicated fans were able to help Saskwatch accept their Glastonbury invitation. “We basically got asked to play at Glastonbury and offered a whole heap of European shows around the same time this year,” Liam explains. “We scrimped and saved to make $40,000, but we were still $20,000 short of our budget for the trip, so we turned to crowd funding.” “It was our first time trying it and we were blown away by all the lovely people that donated their hard earned money to see us make our dreams come true. It was amazing of them.” “There’s obviously very limited money in the arts, and for people like us it’s obviously hard to fund nine or 10 people touring three to four national or international tours a year. But it’s something that I don’t think we’d do again. I don’t want to ask too much of people who like the band. It’s already more than enough that they come to the shows.” This month, it’ll finally be Tasmania’s turn to be hit by the Saskwatch hurricane. “I know it’s horrible, but it’s our first time as a band coming to Tasmania. We have been meaning to for a long time, but finally, we’re coming. I’d love to get up Mt Wellington and visit MONA. Hopefully we can fit it in!” CHLOE MAYNE

Saskwatch will play at the Republic Bar on November 15. They’ll be joined by friends and band favourites The Harpoons and Fraser A Gorman. *Note for funk lovers it is possible to see both The Bamboos (at Beerfest) and still make it up on time to The Republic Bar to catch the full Saskwatch set.


THE TSO DOES GERSHWIN AND BERNSTEIN YOU DON’T NEED TO TRAVEL BACK IN TIME TO EXPERIENCE THE SHEER CLASS OF THE JAZZ ERA. GADSBY MAY HAVE THROWN SOME WILD PARTIES, AND DON DRAPER MAY REMEMBER THE DAYS OF A STIFF DRINK IN AN UNDERGROUND JAZZ BAR; THE SLY TONES OF A SAXOPHONE WAFTING THROUGH SMOKE FILLED AIR. BUT, LET’S FACE IT. YOU’RE IN HOBART, 2013. SMOKING ISN’T EVEN ALLOWED IN BARS ANYMORE. WHILE YOU MAY FEEL THIS PREVENTS YOU FROM GETTING YOUR FIX OF THE SULTRIEST MUSIC OF ALL TIME, THE EXPERIENCE IS ACTUALLY WELL WITHIN YOUR REACH. 

A MASTER PIANIST FREDDY KEMPF ISN’T YOUR EVERYDAY PIANIST. WHILE MOST OF US SPENT OUR CHILDHOOD LEARNING HOW TO READ AND WRITE, FREDDY WAS OFF PERFORMING WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – DEBUTING AT JUST EIGHT YEARS OLD. NOW A MASTER OF CLASSICAL PIANO, FREDDY HAS PERFORMED SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS EVER WRITTEN TO AUDIENCES ACROSS ASIA, EUROPE AND AMERICA.

This November, Tassie is getting ready to hear Freddy roar at the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Gershwin & Bernstein gig, and taking a break from his practise, he tells us a little about the man behind the keys. What’s your funniest memory of a gig? There are some memories which certainly were not funny at the time, but are definitely funny looking back on them. I was recently in one of Asia’s massive cities and the organizers had decided it would be fabulous to put on one of the concerts in a park in the city centre, open air and amplified. What they hadn’t discovered was that another organizer was putting on a rock concert across the street in another park – and of course rock music is generally louder than classical. I remember in rehearsal, I couldn’t hear anything whatsoever of what either I or the orchestra was playing. Luckily the concerts didn’t take place at the same time! What do you do when you’re not slamming away at the keys? Just normal stuff. If I’m on tour, I’m catching up with doing running, weighttraining and then just seeing friends wherever I am. If I’m home then I do have two young kids which suck all my time away – but I do adore them, of course! I love cooking when I’m at home too. My only real hobby that I can keep going now is languages. I’m fascinated by languages and although I’m still pretty lazy when it comes to learning them, I love using them and improving them. I always learn the language spoken where I’m travelling – my ambition is to speak 10 fluently one day (I have five or six now) but have studied 20 in total and always want to learn new ones. Favourite bands? I do like Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga more than the rest. I did think Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call me maybe’ was a great song! And, I really do love Alicia Keys’ work. Otherwise, have been a long standing fan of Jamiroquai if anyone can remember them – and Maroon 5 too.

What’s your practise routine? In all honesty, I still hate practise. But having said all that, the toughest part I’ve found about actually being a pro classical musician is finding the time to practise – it all seems to disappear in meetings, traveldelays, or you find you’re in a foreign place and there’s no place to practise. If I’m home, then I have three piles of music on my piano – the first pile is stuff I really need to do every day. The second pile is stuff I have to keep ready to perform but doesn’t need to be on the first pile, and the third pile is stuff I don’t really need to practise but should still be reminded of the fact I need to perform it sooner than later. What do you love about classical music? I personally love the challenge it gives me. It is the most difficult thing, physically and mentally, that I am capable of – and that’s compared to climbing up mountains unharnessed, pushing myself skiing, running a marathon or driving at 270 km p/h. Each time I go out on stage, I don’t yet know that I’ll get through the show in the way that I want – composers really pushed the boundaries of what’s possible on the piano. It’s just really satisfying if I set out to play an incredibly hard piece, walk out in front of thousands of people, get nervous as it’s a really hard challenge and I only get one go, and if I do succeed it’s a really amazing high. Some of the sounds the composers have managed to make are just so beautiful and so complex and sometimes so powerful. Yes, it’s much more difficult to get into – but I don’t think people should force themselves to love it – just remember it exists and at some point, maybe when you start getting bored of the pop music you’ve always loved, give it another go again and you might just love it. I think pop music is unbeatable for inspiring us to feel the emotions we know from our first kiss, our first love, our first breakup. Classical music digs much deeper. STEPHANIE ESLAKE Freddy Kempf will perform with the TSO as part of their Gershwin & Bernstein concert.

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will bring jazz back to life in their Gershwin & Bernstein gig in the Federation Concert Hall on November 30 – so tighten your jock straps, clip up your garter, and get ready for this epic Saturday night.  If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of Gershwin (Gershwho?), let me tell you a little about the guy. He was an American legend who lived from 1898-1937. He composed pieces that brought classical and jazz music together – and ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ (1924), which will be rocked by pianist Freddy Kempf and the TSO, is one such piece. This piano concerto opens with a clarinet solo which will rip through the concert hall and make your hair stand on end. The orchestra will soon join in for an epic burst of jazz influenced madness until giving way for Freddy to do his thing on the keys.  But this concert isn’t just about Gershwin, and if you’ve ever seen the musical West Side Story you’ll have heard the smooth and finger-clicking music of Leonard Bernstein. Marko Letonja will conduct the TSO through three dances from Bernstein’s 1944 musical masterpiece On the Town. On the Town was written in the (apparently) inspirational atmosphere of a hospital, when Bernstein enjoyed his deviated septum operation so much that he woke up dying to churn out a musical about three young sailors looking for fun during a day’s break from the war. It goes to show that inspiration can be found under any circumstance. You’ll also hear the charming Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918), and Pictures at an Exhibition, which was written for piano by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) and arranged for orchestra by Russia’s Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881).   STEPHANIE ESLAKE Gershwin & Bernstein will be held at the Federation Concert Hall on November 30 at 7.30pm. Check out www.tso.com.au for more info on the gig. www.facebook.com/warp.mag 29


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Hawthorn Brewing Co. (Vic) - Amber Ale (4.7%)

BrewDog - El Dorado - IPA (6.7%)

Prickly Moses – Black Stallion – Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (7.8%)

BrewDog rarely make a beer I don’t love, and this is another rock solid offering from the Scottish lads. It’s a smooth, mild, very easy to drink, not particularly hoppy (despite being rated at 75 IBU), immensely sessionable IPA. It pours an orangey copper colour and tastes of citrus. There are strong notes of mandarin with some light candy action going on in the background, and there seems to be a bit of spice in there too. It’s sweet, thick, full, and well worth trying. BrewDog just keep knocking out beers that are tasty and (possibly a bit too) easy to drink, even in their stronger brews.

I hadn’t heard of Prickly Moses before trying their Black Stallion, but it was good enough to make me want to do some research. Prickly Moses is a brewery based on the Otway Estate winery. Generally that would make me dubious, but judging by the Black Stallion, they obviously know what they’re doin’ with this beer stuff. It’s deep brown, with heaps of roast malt, and is very smooth; in fact, it’s positively creamy. I assume it’s aged in wine barrels, but there’s some subtle spirit flavours creeping in there. It’s not as sweet or quite as rich as some of the other Imperial Stouts on the market, but it’s a top notch brew.

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LET’S CUT STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. THE WINSTON IN NORTH HOBART IS A GREAT BAR. GREAT VIBE, GREAT AMERICAN INSPIRED FOOD, GREAT SELECTION OF CRAFT BEERS ON ROTATING TAPS, AND A GREAT RANGE OF BEERS IN THE FRIDGE. THE STAFF ARE GREAT THEY KNOW THEIR STUFF, AND ARE HAPPY TO POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. GREAT. The fact that pioneering bars around Hobart like The Winston, Tattersalls, and Preachers no longer feel the need to have big brewery swill on tap is a sign of the times. Now, we can all focus on quality (hate to break it to you, but most of the brews from big breweries are filled with God only knows what chemicals, and still come out tasting bland as all hell). Kris Miles is the owner of The Winston. He’s a beer specialist from way back, but you really can’t go wrong by hitting up any of the bar managers - they’re all beerionados and love putting people on to new brews. SHANE CRIXUS

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I was a big wrap for Hawthorn Amber Ale from a bottle when I reviewed it for a website recently, and I’m loving it on tap today. It’s sweet and refreshing. It’s perfect for a cool spring day. It’s malt and caramel and toffee. It’s hoppy enough to balance out that malt and still deliver a slightly bitter finish, but not enough to take away from the awesome malt characteristics. To state the bleeding obvious, it’s darker than a pale, but not as dark as a red or brown. It’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect from an Amber Ale, if you only expected goodness.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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PACKED WITH GOODNESS BUSTLING TRADE BEGINS AT FARM GATE MARKET AT 9AM SHARP, WITH A RING DING DING OF THE FARM BELL. Farm Gate Market Hobart opened its gates in October 2009 hosting just 12 producers. The popular community event and weekend institution has now grown to host 150 producers across the four seasons, attracting 3500 local customers every Sunday. In the spirit of sharing the love, Farm Gate Market Bellerive launched at the Bellerive Boardwalk in December 2012. The season is set to re-open on Saturday December 7, and will operate every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. The application process to score a stall at Farm Gate Market is very thorough. Only people who grow, raise, reap, sow, pick, pluck, brew, bake, stew, propagate or cultivate the goods are able to sell; and everything must be grown or produced in Tasmania. Farmers and producers are visited at their place of production to ensure that their product is authentic, as well as giving market organisers the chance to gain some insight into local growing and production methods.

And there’s no danger of Farm Gate Market becoming confused with the local flea market, as it’s only food, bevy, and things to inspire the novice or avid gardener that grace its stalls. Customers can wade through a medley of prime Tasmanian produce covering all manner of animal, vegetable and mineral. Fresh, seasonal produce and artisan products take centre-stage, the market is like a candy store for carnivores, with hardto-find cuts like free range Berkshire pork, rare breed beef, goat, and wallaby as well as mince, sausages and small goods. During the summer and autumn months the market hosts a colourful array of fresh stone fruit, berries, and heritage variety vegetables likely to inspire even the most reluctant home chef to cook up a feast. The treasure trove continues through winter with loads of root vegetables and potatoes, brawny brassicas including cauliflower, cabbages and broccoli, and super food to inspire the most sluggish uni overloaded brain – kale.

Gorgeous artisan products include a smorgasbord of cheeses, organic sourdough loaves, jams, honeys, relishes, cupcakes, French pastries, boutique chilli beers, premium Tassie wine, boutique ciders and many more unexpected epicurean concoctions. If it’s a Sunday morning hangover fry up you’re after, there’s plenty to devour onsite, including delicious seasonal soups and salads, gourmet burgers, free range pork sausage rolls and samosas, Mexican burritos and of course the best sushi in Australia (the line up for the amazing Masaaki extends all day). With ingredients supplied directly from producers at the market and menus changing with the season, it’s nice but naughty at the same time. A parched palate can get a load of some fresh apple juice – apple and raspberry, and apple and black currant are served alongside homemade creaming soda, lemonade, and blood orange and passionfruit. The aroma of fresh coffee, roasted locally, wafts through the market to greet customers. Homemade chai and the cafe’s menu board sings iced tea, iced coffee, iced chai and iced chocolate for lazy summer Sundays.

Dogs can be parked in ‘dog alley’ where friendly pats and water bowls abound, and buskers provide atmosphere and entertainment as you browse the stalls for hidden gastronomic treasures or meet your mates for a goss. Organisers are always on the lookout for more buskers, from the weird to the wacky, so maestro to minion, the stage is yours! Farm Gate Market is held every Sunday from 9am to 1pm in the Melville Street outdoor car park right in the centre of Hobart, and for the city’s east, Bellerive Boardwalk every Saturday from 9am to 1pm starting Saturday December 7. STEPHANIE ESLAKE

For more information, visit the Farm Gate Market website farmgatemarket.com.au, like them on Facebook at farmgatemarket, find them on Twitter at TasFarmGate or phone Market Coordinator Sam Morris on (03) 6234 5625.

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BEER LOVERS WEEK IS COMING! ALL PRAISE BE TO NINKASI! (NINKASI WAS THE SUMERIAN GODDESS OF BEER, FOR THOSE OF YOU PLAYING AT HOME.) Essentially, it’s a whole week of completely awesome beer-related events in the lead up to the Annual Tasmanian International Beerfest at Princess Wharf. It’ll be fun, it’ll be educational, and it’ll taste damn good. That’s the real holy trinity right there, people. Based in Hobart and the surrounding ‘burbs, it’s the perfect warm up for Beerfest, and it’s a perfect excuse for those interstate brew loving tourist friends of yours to spend a few more days, and experience something more than the attractions at MONA and Salamanca (no diss to either of those awesome places, but c’mon now, Hobart has more going for it than just that). Check the list of events below: Sunday November 10 - The Winston Boilermaker Session Boilermakers. When done right, they’re a beautiful thing. The combination of Whisky and Beer just seems so natural, I mean, they have a lot in common. They should be good buddies, but you can’t just throw any whisky and any beer together; it’s an art. Chris from Lark Distillery will be at The Winston on Sunday November 10 to chat all things whisky, while you indulge in a whisky that’s been hand matched to your beer. This one starts at 4pm and will run you $20 per person, bookings are essential, so hit up kris@thewinstonbar.com to lock in a seat! Sunday November 11 - The Republic Bar & Café - A Prickly Evening Prickly Moses Brewing are a great brewery, they make great beer and they think you’re pretty great too. Just imagine how much greater your greatness would be with some of their great beer? From 6pm at The Republic, Prickly Moses will be sharing the bar with the Repub regulars to spread the great word. There’ll be free tastings, giveaways, and if you’re a lucky duck, you might get to sample one of their extra rare Vintage Ales. There’ll be some funky snacks, and an expert from Prickly Moses on hand to answer all your prickly questions! Monday November 11 - Tasman Quartermasters - Sliders and a Pot The newly opened Tasman Quartermasters are already receiving rave reviews and have quickly established themselves as the go-to spot for a truly kick ass burger. Head along on Monday November 11 from 4.30pm and you can pick a cider or beer, and it’ll be matched with the perfect Slider (FYI: a slider is a little itty bitty mini-hamburger). Three beer and three cider combos to choose from, for only $10 a pop. Booyeah! Tuesday November 12 - Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall - Beer Lovers Trivia So you know your pints from your pots, but do you know your Doppelbocks from your Barley Wines? Do you know your Saccharomyces cerevisiae from your Saccharomyces pastorianus*? If you do, then you should definitely head along to Tattersalls on Tuesday November 12 and school the rest of us. Form a team and pit your wits against some super cluey craft beer enthusiasts.

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You might learn a few things along the way, and even better, you might win beer! Prizes available every round! No charge to enter, kicks off at 6.30pm. (* Don’t fear, you probably won’t need to know the differences between specific strains of yeasts, who the hell does? It’ll be a lot more laid back and light hearted than that. We promise.). Wednesday November 13 - The New Sydney Hotel - Grain vs. Grape Dinner Remember when it was strictly beer for the blokes, and wine for the sheilas? Well, me neither, and fortunately those days are behind us anyway. Nowadays, everybody drinks everything, and that’s awesome. But picking the appropriate drink for a particular meal is a mysterious art. The New Sydney will be helping to enlighten us on Wednesday November 13. $100 will get you a heap of food, with all five courses matched to a beer and a wine, guests will get a chance to rate what they believe to be the best match. Limited number of seats for this, so get in touch with The New Sydney Hotel to make sure you don’t miss out! Wednesday November 13 - The Abbey The Abbey Presents Kirin Cider Join the fine folk at The Abbey in Sandy Bay for the introduction of a new range of Cider from Kirin! Score yourself a free taste of the new drops, and if they tickle your fancy, pick up some discounted bottles. Wednesday November 13 - The Abbey Lost Pippin and the Crumb Street Kitchen - a perfect match! Great cider and great meat, can’t be beat. Can’t be beat. Mark from Lost Pippin Cidery will present a very special dinner comprised of food prepared by the amazing Crumb Street Kitchen crew, accompanied by four unique Lost Pippin Ciders. Tickets for this event are VERY limited, in fact it’s probably sold out already. But hey get in touch with the people at The Abbey and they may be able to squeeze you in to their secret underground dungeon (I’m not even joking). You never know your luck. It’ll only cost you $30 too! Total bargain! Thursday November 14 - Preachers Backyard BBQ Seriously, what’s better than a sunny day and a backyard BBQ? Nothing. Nothing is better than that. Shut up. The backyard BBQ is an Australian institution. The outdoor area at Preachers is spectacular in Summer, add a free BBQ, a game of backyard cricket and some awesome beers on special and it’s pretty much heaven. A soon to be announced keg will be available for review, too. So head along from 5pm onwards, grab something tasty from the BBQ and something tasty from the taps, chill the heck out and enjoy the awesome summery vibes! Friday November 15 - Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall - Crafty Curates!

be in town to take over the taps at Tatts! Crafty Curates dates back to the first Good Beer Week when The Crafty Pint took over the taps at two Melbourne venues to showcase beers from every state in Australia. For Beer Lovers Week, it’s back where it started, with a selection of beers from lager through to big stout, plucked from breweries in every state. Kicking off the night will be a Pint of Origin style Blind Tasting event at which guests will be given a crash course in judging beer and will then blind taste a classic Pale Ale from each state to see who comes out on top! Starts at 6pm! Be there! Following the Friday night event, The Crafty Pint will take over the taps for the whole weekend, get in to see what their picks are! Sunday November 10 to Thursday November 14 - Tasman Quartermasters - Beer Menu Takeover The fine folks at Tasman Quatermasters will be matching every item on their awesome menu with an equally awesome hand-picked beer! 100% goodness. All Week - The Winston - American Tap Takeover Another awesome event at The Winston, which will span the entire week, is the American Takeover. Ten (count ‘em! TEN!) craft breweries from the good ol’ U.S. of A will be pouring from the constantly rotating taps, and a whole bunch of new complimentary items will be on their consistently awesome menu. It’ll be the first chance Tasmania will get to see a lot of these breweries on tap, so get in before it all gets guzzled (by me). Check out the badass list of breweries on offer: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Rogue Ales, Brooklyn Brewery, Westbrook Brewing, Coronado Brewing Co., Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Lakefront Brewery, Moylans Brewery, Marin Brewing Co., and Mission Brewing Co.! Sunday November 17 - The Winston - Meet the Brewers Think of this as the Beer Lovers Week/ Tasmanian Beer Fest after-party. Head along to the Winston from 4pm to catch up with some of Australia’s finest brewers and talk all things beer. It’s an informal, hair-ofthe-dog kind of deal, a lovely way to round out a full week of beertastic beermania. Beer! There are heaps of other events happening during Beer Lovers Week, in fact there’s more things than we can fit on this page. So to find out more information about all the events, learn about the Instagram competition in the lead up to Beer Lovers Week, and how you can win prizes and be the envy of all your friends, head over to: www.beerloversweek.com.au. SHANE CRIXUS

The Crafty Pint website is really the hub for all things craft beer related in Australia, and James Smith from The Crafty Pint will


BRING OUT THE BEER EVERY YEAR THE TASMANIAN INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST BRINGS US AN AWESOME REPRESENTATION OF ALL THINGS BEER. FROM THE MOST POPULAR MEGA-BREWERY TO THE RAREST MICROBREWERY, EVERYTHING IS ON OFFER. THIS YEAR PROMISES TO BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER, WITH A LOT OF BREWERIES THAT ARE BRAND NEW TO TASMANIAN TASTE-BUDS JOINING THE USUAL ASSORTMENT OF STALWARTS AND CROWD FAVOURITES. HERE’S A SNEAK PEAK AT A FEW OF THE BREWS ON OFFER THIS YEAR:

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Artist Timetable Vale “New World” Lager (4.5%)

Moon Dog “Love Tap” Double Lager (5.9%)

F.X. Matt Brewing Company “Saranac” Pale Ale (5.5%)

McLaren Vale Beer Company is a (very) underrated brewery out of South Australia, and this is their interpretation of a “new world lager”. Pale and crystal clear in the glass, it’s sweet, with very light malty characteristics balanced nicely with citrusy hops. There’s no particularly big hit of either. There’s no big hoppy finish, but it’s a very crisp, very refreshing, great little lager. It’s not trying to be an imitation of a big-brewery Lager or Pilsner, it’s just out there being its own sweet little thing. If it’s a hot Summery day at Beerfest, this will be the one for me.

Moon Dog is a bad ass brewery in Victoria. Their brews are usually a bit confusing, a bit left of centre, a bit quirky, and a lot awesome. Love Tap has popped up in a few spots around Hobart lately, but Moon Dog in general is still fairly new to the Tasmanian market. The tasting notes place this one “Somewhere between a smashable lager and a hoppy IPA”, and although vague, that’s bizzarrely accurate. There are a lot of things going on here. It’s malty and hoppy at the same time. If you’re adventurous, it’ll definitely be worth stopping by the Moon Dog stand at Beerfest, hopefully they’ll bring some of their more out-there brews along too!

This is in a can. Cans are very cool in the craft beer world right now, and they do have their benefits. They’re great for festivals, they’re lighter and easier to transport, and they protect the beer from the negative effects of light (which can sometimes make a beer smell terrible). Saranac Pale is an American take on an English Pale. Which is interesting in and of itself. It’s an ok brew, it’s dark and very malty, even for an English Pale. There are obviously hops in the mix, but all in all I’d like this brew to be more about those hops and less about the malt.

Willie Smith’s Organic Apple Cider (5.4%)

East 9th Brewing co. “Doss Blockos” Rare Pilsner (4.6%)

1pm Al Future and the Perfect Tense

East 9th Brewing Co. is a Victorian company, but from what I’ve been told, their beers are brewed under contract in breweries all over (eg. This particular one is from New Zealand). This is a solid pilsner, very similar to a lot of the German and Euro pilsners from the larger breweries in that part of the world. There’s nothing confronting or overpowering here, it’s a subtlety flavoured, crisp and clear Pilsner. East 9th specialise in doing small batch brews, there’s only 10000 (numbered) bottles of the Rare Pilsner. So pick one up if you can!

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IPA’s are insanely popular these days. It’s all about the IPA’s. It’s all about the IBU’s. It’s all about the Galaxy hops (and in this case the Galaxy hops are from Tasmania. So, go us!). Again, this one is amber as opposed to pale in colour (IPA – literally means India PALE Ale, but let’s not be sticklers. The beer times, they are a changin’!), with quite a heavy candy-malt influence. But that matches with the fruity hops nicely, and the bitter finish makes this a well-decent IPA. Crisp and refreshing, it’s a solid, sessionable IPA. If you’re new to IPA’s, this would be a great introduction. Anderson Valley “Boont” Amber Ale (5.8%)

Tasmania is still the Apple Isle, and Willie Smith is a part of the reason why. Their family has had orchards in the Huon Valley since 1888 and that equals four generations of apple smarts. This French Oak aged Cider is not as tart as other ciders, but it is full and round and super refreshing. There’s loads of sweet juicy apple goodness in every drop, but that’s not all it has to offer. It’s woody, quite earthy, and has definite notes of pear and spice. If you’re at Beerfest but not that in to beer, or just want a break from the malt and hop onslaught, definitely give Willie Smith’s a crack.

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“Boont”. Look it up on Urban Dictionary. Actually, don’t. You don’t wanna know. Another American brew in a can, this one (from California’s Anderson Valley Brewing Company) is a doozy. It’s all about the caramel malts, although there is a decent little hit of bitterness towards the end. There are accents of spice and nut in there too, making it complex and layered, but still maintaining its balance. It’s smooth and amazingly creamy, it’s rich and full, it’s all sorts of good. So if you’re the kind of person that likes a good Amber Ale (and everyone should be that kind of person), stop by the Polkadot stand and grab one of these bad boys!

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Jed Appleton

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Dark Matter Story Telling

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Christoper Coleman Collective

8.15pm Pete Corneliuos and the Devilles 9.30pm The Bamboos

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East 9th Brewing co. “Doss Blockos” Dark Lager (4.6%) Another limited (10,000 bottles) release brew from Victorian gypsy brewers, East 9th Brewing Company. This is an interesting brew, it’s dark and stoutish, without the really deep flavours you’d expect from a good stout or porter. It’s light, airy, fresh and clean. Chocolate and coffee are present, for sure, which is exactly what you’d expect from a dark ale, except it’s a dark lager, so they’ve obviously used lager yeast. 5 different kinds of malt (Pilsner malt, Crystal malt, Crystal wheat, chocolate malt and Caramunich type two) provide a decent amount of flavour. Worth checking out for sure! SHANE CRIXUS

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3.15pm Guthrie 4.30pm Sam Cole and the Mornings 5.45pm The Middle Names 7pm

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Beerfest will be held at Hobart's Princes Wharf, Salamanca over two days.

Friday November 15. 5pm-11pm Saturday November 16. 12pm - 10pm

For $30, Beerfest patrons will get ten tasting tokens, a beer tasting glass and be able to chat to producers and enjoy the entertainment. It’s family friendly and children enter free.


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ANDREW LIKES VANDALISM AH, VANDALISM. IT’S SO SENSELESS AND DESTRUCTIVE. IT’S SUCH A WASTE OF PUBLIC FUNDS. IT’S A DISGRACE. UNLESS YOU DO IT RIGHT.

Every so often, I used to see some wag had climbed up that statue in Hobart’s glorious Franklin Square and stuck a can or bottle of beer in the out-stretched hand of Sir John Franklin. This bit of temporary subterfuge always puts a spring in my step, but it’s a bit more than that ��� it’s just a throwaway gag for certain, but it’s also a bit of rakish expression and undermining, and that never hurts. It makes other moments of creative anarchy spring to mind; once upon a time, when Hobart used to welcome the arrival of US Naval cruisers, some protestor types went up to those large cannons at the barracks on Macquarie St and overnight, painted those massive symbolic phalluses a gaudy flouro pink – and this was in the days before high visibility safety wear became all the rage. This kind of witty, cheeky intervention is exactly the kind of public art I like the very best, and was street art before anyone called it street art, and narrowed what street art could actually even be. Just to be clear as well, I don’t think mindlessly smashing stuff is particularly useful or desirable, so don’t get the wrong idea kids, and these things, even though I really find them hilarious, are not actually legal, so, disclaimer: I don’t suggest anyone does this stuff, but I can’t help but laugh when it occurs, especially if it’s actually harmless.

I like taking something and using it in a lateral way. It’s what humans do, really – I consider it a mark of human achievement that we have this innate tendency to use things in a range of ways that they were simply not intended to be used. It was not likely in any way that when Thomas Edison made the first phonograph that he realised this device would eventually become an instrument and that some like Grand Wizard Theodore would elevate scratching records to a whole new musical form, but that’s what happened. Humans like to break things, turn things upside down, and use things in unusual ways. It’s the nature of innovation. I’ve got quite the soft spot for this kind of art making – re-conditioning and recontextualising the detritus of culture. It’s been around forever, but it’s during the 20th Century, when technology advanced rapidly and new ways of making art of all kinds just exploded, that forms like collage and later, the concept of the re-mix really took off. You see these things at every level of culture now and there are always more emerging.

any reason you might consider? I love doing that, personally. I’m pretty pleased to let you know that Art At The Brisbane is running the Detournment Show again this December. The idea is simple: go to an op-shop or somewhere, grab one of those paintings you can find in there and re-mix it. Do something subversive, something funny or something sinister and drop it in to the Brisbane Hotel for the show. Start now because it can take a moment to find the right thing to paint over. I suppose it isn’t exactly vandalism, but it will be pretty fun. ANDREW HARPER

Have you ever deliberately opened two YouTube windows at once and liked the sound? Have you ever taken something and drawn on it to change it for … Well, for

TEST PATTERN:

ANNUAL TEXTILE AND FIBRE EXHIBITION REINVIGORATED TASMANIA’S LONGEST RUNNING ANNUAL TEXTILE & FIBRE EXHIBITION IS IN ITS TWENTIETH YEAR.

1. Petra Meer, The Continual Sea, 2009. Used blankets and dressing gowns. From the Exhibition Returning, Clarence City Council 2009. 2. Penny Malone, Winter North QLD, 2012. Hand painted stencil on

The exhibition started in the early days of the Clarence City Council’s Schoolhouse Gallery as an open exhibition available to all artists working in the broad variety of textile and fibre media with a strong emphasis on the traditional textile arts including quilting, silk painting and basketry. In recognition of Clarence’s ongoing association with the textile arts, Clarence Council also staged the major Contemporary Textile exhibition Returning in 2009 which subsequently toured to Burnie Regional Art Gallery, The Design Centre Launceston and Cowra Regional Art Gallery. Over the years the annual exhibition has become a barometer for the changes and trends in the textile arts and this year the aim has been to attract not only participants working in traditional textile arts (and those long term exhibitors without whom the exhibition could not have been such a success all these years), but also to encourage participation by the new breed of emerging textile and fibre designer/makers who are making their presence known 1

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across Tasmania and Australia through designer markets, boutique design and craft shops and online selling. With a recent strong emphasis on design focussed exhibitions at Rosny Farm including the Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design and Pushing the Boundaries: Contemporary Jewellery Clarence Council is keen to continue its demonstrated support for design and crafts with this new exhibition. In offering an open exhibition, textile artists are afforded the freedom to explore their crafts without the strictures of the commercial gallery system or retail constraints – although works will be available for sale for adventurous textile connoisseurs. TRACEY COCKBURN The City of Clarence annual textile and fibre exhibition: Test Pattern opens on Thursday November 7 at 5.30pm and continues until December 1 in the Schoolhouse Gallery. 2


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MARGOT BAIRD AT GALLERY PEJEAN Situated in the heart of Launceston, Gallery Pejean has supported and represented many Tasmanian artists, such as Michael Weitnauer, Yvonne Rees-Pagh, Wayne Z Hudson and Jennifer Dickens. Pejean aims to support artists and build careers, enabling Tasmanian artists to make a living and advance their practice. Gallery Pejean focuses on the, at times neglected, Northern region, providing a platform for local artists to showcase their work in a professional and beautifully presented

gallery space. Gallery Pejean has shown work from a wide variety of contemporary mediums, from the distinctive leather sculpture of Wayne Hudson to the borderline obsessive etchings of Melissa Mackey. For Gallery Pejean’s first anniversary, gallery director and established artist Margot Baird presents her debut Tasmanian exhibition. Variations on a Landscape presents Baird’s perspective on the landscape tradition. Baird seeks to create a ‘landscape of life’ that engages with time and mortality itself. Baird’s work arises from a lengthy and studied arts practice that is strongly developed and powerful. She has defined palette and a personal language that has been refined across her practice. The show is compromised of an overreaching and complex narrative that Baird has invested much time and thought in order to reach out for an experience beyond her own; the works contain much that an audience may find themselves in. This is not insular work - concepts reveal themselves to anyone looking with depth. Each painting has much richness buried within, but don’t miss seeing the works together, as there is a glorious and subtle cohesion on display that must be experienced. In short, get along, check out the show and congratulate Gallery Pejean on the past and the future. BRIGITTE TROBBIANI

Variations On A Landscape runs to the November 30. Illegal Use of Crop May Cause DEATH by Margot Baird

THE COMEDY FINALE DAVID BAKKER IS THE KIND OF GUY WHO GETS THINGS DONE. IF YOU CASUALLY CRUISE HIS WEBSITE (DAVIDBAKKER.COM.AU) YOU’LL NOTICE THAT HE’S GOT MORE THAN FEW COMEDIC NOTCHES ON HIS PROFESSIONAL BELT, INCLUDING BEING THE MC AND PRODUCER OF THE CLUBHOUSE (AT THE WARATAH) AND FRESH COMEDY (AT FRESH ON CHARLES), THE COCREATOR AND CO-PRODUCER OF PODCAST, COMEDY AHOY! AND BEING BOTH A CLASS CLOWNS AND RAW COMEDY FINALIST.

What does a comedian do when he’s run two comedy rooms, won a couple of awards and made a bunch of contacts? He probably moves to try his luck in the big city. Which is exactly what David Bakker is doing. Because he’s the kind of guy who gets things done. “November will be my last Clubhouse and Fresh Comedy before leaving the state and passing off my babies to new hosts.”

a national finalist in Raw Comedy, after that, he says, he devoted a little more time and effort to comedy. That was the tipping point when silly songs outweighed non-silly songs. He’s been running The Clubhouse at The Waratah Hotel (in conjunction with Tim Logan for the first few shows) since August 2011, and Fresh Comedy since November 2011. PIP STAFFORD

Bakker has been wanting to do a solo show for a while now, he’s been waiting for the right time and the accumulation of material. He’s moving to Melbourne in 2014 (he’s going back to Uni for postgraduate study in psychology), so he figures it’s either now or never. “I thought about doing a “themed” show, like many festival shows are advertised to be, but in the end I just thought I’d rather do an hour of the best comedy that I can. That’s why the show doesn’t really have a theme, and why it’s called “David Bakker and Other Things”. It’s essentially just me and other things (my guitar) on stage, and all of the show’s content is be about me, other things, or an interaction between me and other things.” Bakker has been writing and performing songs since his early teens, and writing silly songs since his college years. Since being a national finalist in Class Clowns he’s been doing gigs all over the state and in 2010 was

You can catch David Bakker before he jumps on the plane at the following dates, places and times: Launceston What: David Bakker and Other Things Where: Fresh, 178 Charles St, Launceston When: Friday, November 1st. Show starts at 9pm How much: General Admission: $10, Reserved Seating: $15. Tickets available from Fresh. Hobart What: David Bakker and Other Things Where: The Waratah Hotel, 272 Murray St, Hobart When: Saturday, November 9th. Show starts at 9pm How much: General Admission: $10 www.facebook.com/warp.mag 35


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IN THE STUDIO WITH… EMMA BUGG Contemporary Jewellery Designer and Maker Arts Tasmania Studios, Hobart

Where is your studio and how would you describe it? I work from a studio in Elizabeth Street, Hobart above Arts Tasmania. It’s surrounded by almost everything I could want- there’s a gallery downstairs, a CWA cake shop across the road and a Tassie owned burger joint has just opened next door. I meet with clients there to discuss commissioned work over coffee/wine. The studio itself is a light, sunny space on the second floor of a heritage building. You enter through an office foyer, then go up some stairs, past the bongo drums and through another locked door. When you open the door, the light smacks you in the face. The studio smells like wood and dust. On the wooden floorboards, you can see all the pretty paint scars from the artists’ who have been in the space before. My desk overlooks the street below. There are several concealed entrances so you often hear cars giving warning beeps when they are leaving. Directly opposite there is a tattoo parlour. Sometimes I try to see in, but the sunlight shines the wrong direction, therefore they probably have quite a good view of my studio… What is your favourite item in your studio? A small globe of the world. It’s nice seeing it there; musing over travel memories and dreaming up places I’d like to visit or return to… such as New York. What tool/material could you not work without? I love my micro torch. It’s small but deadly. I run it on LPG and oxygen which produces a tiny, silent blue flame that’s capable of reaching temperatures, hot enough to melt any metal I’m working with. My favourite part of goldsmithing is soldering, hitting that glorious point where the solder melts and bonds the metal together. What is your working routine? I’ve found three days working at MONA is ideal in terms of having a reliable income, while making me appreciate my time in the studio and make the most of it. I usually get to the studio at around 11am, after I’ve taken my rabbits for a walk. Each time I leave the studio, I leave something I know I’ll look forward to doing, so getting the less

enjoyable jobs out of the way before I leave each day makes it more pleasant when I return to the bench. Why is having a studio space important to you? It’s critical for me to have a creative space to work in away from home because I feel when I’m in the studio I’m at work. I attempted to work from home, but I’m a hopeless procrastinator and get distracted easily. The other reason why it’s great is making connections and being exposed to artists working in other disciplines. What’s your favourite studio tune/album? I listen to [Pandora] an online station where if you type in a genre or a particular song, it creates an entire radio station of music of a similar style with no ads. I often begin with Rodriguez or trip hop. Tell us a bit about your work I‘d like to say it’s architectural. The art I love most is often very simplified and honest. I find beauty in this, and it’s what I strive for in my own work. It’s often challenging to use the bare minimum of detail but still create a strong, successful piece. I enjoy innovation, and find it helps to try to forget what you know and problem solve by taking a new angle. The current body of jewellery I’m working on is cock/le/ear, a series based on the cock graffiti that turns up all over the place. I’m doing some research on the appearance of phallic symbols throughout history, but there is also a raw sense humour to the whole thing. PIP STAFFORD You can check out Emma’s work or perhaps commission your own at emmabugg.com

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FILM ROUND-UP WITH BRIONY KIDD New Film Projects Unlike in Hollywood, where it’s often a matter of a producer hiring writers and a director to bring an existing property to the screen, the Australian film industry tends to be driven by the creative vision of individual writers and filmmakers. This is particularly true in Tasmania, where a dearth of producers means that creatives are often the sole drivers of projects, to the point of producing themselves out of necessity. Despite the challenging nature of this situation, there’s a lot of enthusiasm and energy in the local film scene at the moment. Carmen Falk, who won the 48-Hour Tasploitation at this year’s Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival in Hobart, certainly has plenty of drive. That winning short film, Ravenous, is enjoying success on the international festival circuit, while at the same time she’s announced a new project, Tikoloshe, to shoot in November. Another short film, it’s described as “a supernatural thriller based on the myth of powerful African entity the Tikoloshe” and the team is currently fundraising via Indiegogo. Another project that’s underway is an ambitious modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. It’s shooting in the Derwent Valley, is directed by Peter Wilson and features local favourites like Andrew Casey, John X and Robert Jarman. Cathy Allen, of the comedy duo Stolp and Allen, has a new project in development (as well as being part of the All’s Well team).

It’s a short film called Stewart, about an unlikely ‘bromance’ between a young man and a rescued shopping trolley. Expect high emotion! Look out for all of these online and offer them some support. You might like to join the Tasmanian Filmmakers Facebook group so you’ll be in the loop. Film News And Events Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival will soon kick off in Launceston. The event, from 7 to 10 November, boasts a huge, high quality line-up of new and recent films and special guests like actor Aaron Pederson (his film Mystery Road is screening). There are also drive-in screenings of Australian classic films like Mad Max 2 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, a red carpet opening night and plenty of social opportunities in the festival lounge at the School of Visual and Performing Arts Annexe at Inveresk. A shift this year is that the event is based solely in Launceston but that the organisers have made a concerted effort to involved Tasmanian filmmakers from both ends of the state. A lot of Hobart filmmakers are to make the trip north, some of whom will have films screening in the program or will be speaking on panels as part of the events of ‘industry day’ on 9 November. For example, there’ll be a crowd-funding workshop and a panel on low budget feature filmmaking featuring the team from local project Breeding in Captivity, as well as interstate guests. Another strong focus this year is documentaries directed by women,

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a much needed tonic in the current social climate in this country, many will agree. Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival will be returning for the third time in 2014, so start psyching yourself up for that. In the meantime, festival director (Disclosure: That’s me) has started Horrormathèque, a screening series with a broader focus than the main festival (which is largely about supporting the work of female directors in the genre). Recently Horrormathèque screenings have included the excellent American indie You’re Next (‘our’ Sharni Vinson in a kickarse home invasion slasher) and the darkly hilarious cult-favourite-in-the-making 100 Bloody Acres. Horrormathèque brought star Angus Sampson and co-director Colin Cairnes to town for a post-screening discussion and let’s just say a raucous time was had by all (that Angus is quite the dancer, as the patrons of the Brisbane discovered). It was great to also have the film’s composer in attendance, the multitalented musician Glenn Richards of Augie March fame. Some soon to be announced Horrormathèque events will involve international guest, Kier-la Janisse, author of the incredible House of Psychotic Women, film curator and critic extraordinaire and editor at Fangoria Magazine. She’ll be screening a cult film and running workshops in Hobart in early December. Meanwhile, there’s Cinemona at MONA Museum. You may have not yet made it out there to see a film (Sharknado, anyone?)—if not, you’re missing out. It’s a fantastic little cinema and you can take in your coffee or wine and fancy nibbles. One thing that’s unique to this venue is the National Theatre Live program, which is filmed stage productions direct from London. Upcoming titles include Macbeth, starring none other than Mr Shakespeare himself, Kenneth Branaugh, and the wonderful Alex Kingston as Lady M. Unless you’re regularly nipping across to the Mother Country for cultural excursions, this may be your only chance to catch some legendary performances. Technically, the screenings are sophisticated. It’s pretty similar to actually being there, down to even catching a glimpse of what’s going on in the theatre during the interval. Another upcoming event at Cinemona is the acclaimed documentary, Lasseter’s Bones, which is released nationally on 31 October. The director Luke Walker will be in town for a Q&A session at Cinemona on 3 November. Harold Lasseter, whose body was found after perishing in Central Australia’s deserts in 1930, revealed in a later discovered diary that he’d discovered a massive seam of gold but that he’d “give it all up for a loaf of bread”. The film follows Lasseter’s 85-year-old son, Bob, wandering the desert on a mission to find the riches that ruined his childhood. In other news, UTAS is running a twoweek Extreme Documentary filmmaking course from 11 to 22 November. The tutors are ABC Open’s Lara Van Raay and foreign correspondent John Martinkus who lectures in media at UTAS. A fantastic and very accessible opportunity for anyone wanting to up-skill in this area.

There is an anticipation surrounding the Shotgun exhibition each year; since its inception four years ago, Shotgun has been fixed in the minds of artists and audiences as an indicator of Tasmania’s brightest art talent. Shotgun, a partnership project between Contemporary Art Tasmania (formerly, CAST) and Detached, was set-up to address the needs of promising Tasmanian artists, it offers an artist fee, materials budget, mentoring, networking and a gallery exhibition to a talented Tasmanian artist (in previous years it has been two) each year. Intended to be a shot-in-the-arm for a promising career, the program captures artists at a stage when focussed support can have a significant impact on the development of their professional practice. Shotgun makes an investment in local arts culture by bolstering the careers of not only the chosen artist, but a short list of artists who have access to a network of chosen mentors. In 2013 Shotgun mentors include Craig Judd (Detached curator), Jackie Dunn, Ron & George Adams, Jacqueline Milner, Damien Minton and Elvis Richardson. This year the Shotgun artist is Mary Scott. Mary Scott has had a practice in drawing and painting since the 1980s, she is concerned with images and their interpretation within contemporary practice. Scott is a collector of things, objects and images. She is an purveyor of the wunderkammer and a traveller for whom journeying provides a framework for unsystematic and life-long learning. Scott is a fixture in the Tasmanian art community, she heads the Drawing Studio at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania and is also Lead Research Co-ordinator. She has shown locally and internationally in a number of contexts and Shotgun is an opportunity to see a broadened, experimental side to her practice that is not to be missed. PIP STAFFORD 

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SHOTGUN: Mary Scott will be on display at Contemporary Art Tasmania until the 24th of November.


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THE GREEN ROOM CROSS ART FORM COLLABORATIONS CAN BE TRICKY TO ILLUSTRATE TO AN UNINITIATED AUDIENCE. WE OFTEN USE SLIPPERY TERMS SUCH AS “HYBRID”, “INTER-ARTS” OR “MEDIA ART” TO TRY TO CONDENSE AND DESCRIBE EFFICIENTLY WHAT IS OFTEN THE MOST EXPERIMENTAL AND HARD TO PIGEONHOLE CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE.

Jane Longhurst and Dylan Sheridan met through Salamanca Arts Centre’s HyPe program in 2012. During a series of workshops and developmental opportunities they found a common language, though their art forms are distinctly different: Jane comes from a theatre background and Dylan from sound and music. Their latest collaboration grew from a pitch for the Like HyPe event, which asks artists to pitch their concept in front of a live audience who votes on (alongside a panel of industry judges) who will win $5000 development money. During the development period following Like Hype Jane and Dylan discovered ideas that were more engaging than their original pitch and with SAC’s blessing The Green Room was born. The Green Room will take place at the end of November in the Victoria Gunpowder Magazine at the Queens Domain. The Magazine is now under the stewardship of the SSAA Militaria Collectors Tasmania and in order to access the space Dylan and Jane became members of the SSAA. “We realised that we could circumvent a lot of our [access] problems if we just became members… It was hard for us to explain that the whole point of the project was to perform in this particular space. We are now going to get the SSAA magazine delivered to our doorstep every month.”

BROTHERS IN ART There is something really special about seeing works of art “in the flesh”. The visible marks of the artist can reveal new and often unexpected aspects of a work that a photograph in a book or online can simply not convey. This is so for the works of musician, painter and national treasure, Reg Mombassa, whose works are most famous for gracing the shirts, pants and accessories of iconoclastic Australian surf and street brand, Mambo.

Standing largely unused for the past 30 years, the Gunpowder Magazine provides both the venue and the inspiration for The Green Room. Composer and sound artist, Dylan Sheridan, has created custom built electronics and software that uses sounds derived directly from the space. Performer, Jane Longhurst, uses her body to reveal the heritage building in a whole new light. Sheridan describes the chamber as a place of “reverence and timelessness”, a place left over from a time of paranoia of invasion, at its peak the Magazine stored over 1000 barrels of gun powder. There is a sense of unfulfilled expectation in the thick, fortified walls of the space; virtually unknown to residents of Hobart today, since 1850 it has stood silently, waiting for a war that has never come. The Green Room has a duration of approximately 45 minutes and will run over two weekends. The audience capacity is strictly limited to twelve. PIP STAFFORD

A map to the site will be provided upon ticket purchase. The show runs from November 22 through to December 1. Further information available from www.salarts.org.au/hype.

Mombassa’s brother and fellow Mental As Anything and Dog Trumpet member Peter is an equally talented and prolific visual artist. His work sits in soft-focus next to the rambunctious colour and energy of his brother’s iconic and often humorous pieces. O’Doherty’s work is thoughtful and wellcrafted, though he was the second of the two to pick up the paint brush, his works bear the marks of someone confident in his medium. Built landscapes, interior still-life and portraits make up his artistic oeuvre, painterly and in the rich colours of the Australian urban landscape. In November there will be a unique opportunity to view the works of both Reg Mombassa and Pete O’Doherty at the Republic Bar upstairs room. On Saturday November 9 both artists will be in attendance for a special opening event at 6pm followed by Dog Trumpet taking to the stage. PIP STAFFORD

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DAVID J DAVID J WAS NEW TO COMEDY WHEN HE EMERGED ONTO THE TASMANIAN STAND UP SCENE FROM LAUNCESTON A FEW YEARS BACK. HE’S WORKED LIKE A SWEATING HORSE EVER SINCE, REFINING HIS BRAND OF CEREBRAL COMEDY BY GIGGING WHENEVER HE CAN, TURNING UP ON ABC BREAKFAST RADIO, PUTTING A SHOW INTO THE MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL AND CONSTANTLY WRITING NEW MATERIAL.

Unique and personal, David J is definitely entertaining, but is often more than that, for he is guilty of assuming the audience has a brain and wants to be challenged as part of a night of laughs. We chatted with David about his upcoming solo show at Fresh On Charles in Launceston. What drew you to Stand Up as a form? I was sitting at a desktop with my face in a computer all day, every day, being generally unsociable and I thought standup would be an option to get my bum off the chair, and provide some of my creative side with instant feedback, which it needed. I thought Stand Up could have the purest form of critique and feedback, people either laugh or they don’t. People are either engaged or they’re not, and stand-up offers an immediacy of experience for this.  So there’s less potential for bullshit in what is, at its best, a kind of art form.

I like the way stand-up comedy can succinctly attack the status quo head on, or deal with any topic in any way, with just one person exposed on stage. I like comedians ranging from Doug Stanhope and Stewart Lee, to Maria Bamford and Margaret Cho, to the machismo of early Eddie Murphy, all pretty different from one another. And Bill Hicks is great when he’s at his best, as is Louis CK and another 30 or more comedians I could list. Also, comedy deals with paradox very well. David J’s approach to Stand Up Comedy: When I can hear a pin drop in the middle of a set, it’s usually becoming an awesome set for me, because I know the audience is totally engaged, I can feel it through the whole venue, and a wall of laughter is probably not too far away. It’s a special kind of silence, because there’s a very big difference between “engaged silence” and

“disengaged silence”; it’s hard or even impossible to explain without experiencing it and the body language of the silence. Sometimes, at the right venue, like Fresh On Charles when it’s filled to capacity, I look into the eyes of the audience and they seem mesmerized by an unpredictable journey I’m taking them on. My style can range from absurdist to pure “stand-up and deliver from the mic”, and from a set with no spoken words through to a set performed off stage and out of sight of the audience, filled with words. My comedy can be about sex, or bureaucracy and power, or going through the check-out at Coles. In my Melbourne International Comedy Festival show this year the first third of my show did not have a spoken word, not one for nearly 20 minutes, and this beginning worked well. I also danced and wore a mask and did things with people from the audience. Your show, It’s Really Weird looks enticing. What is it? Why is it weird?  Audience members have said that some of my sets are weird, in the nicest possible way. It’s Really Weird is a highly subjective slice of life seen through the filters of David J.  This is the beauty of comedy.  It can be brutally honest, idiosyncratic and funny, while following it’s own unique logic; and it’s live, it’s coming from a living breathing human failure of epic proportions, and so it’s relatable. Does doing comedy increase or decrease the length of your life?  Attending my comedy show as an audience member will increase your life by at least ten years, and increase the quality of your life considerably.  The $15 entry should really have an official Health Insurance rebate status, but I didn’t have time to arrange this with the major providers.   If you turn up on Fri NOV 15th the effects will be beneficial, but this may be difficult to immediately quantify, a bit like a revelatory dream. It’s Really Weird will include plastic ducks, a time-travelling cowboy, and many other things. Punters will get well over an hour filled with more than ten quite different sets, plus some bongo drums live. ANDREW HARPER

David J’s new solo show It’s Really Weird is on for one night only a Fresh On Charles November 15th. It’s only $15 and there’s limited seating – so get along, get a ticket and see one of Tasmania’s best and most original stand up comedians.

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South 146 ARTSPACE Nov 14 – Dec 12 Toby Muir-Wilson – Landscape Boxes ART MOB Nov 8 – 24 Mick Quilliam - A New Journey Eva Richardson - New Beginnings BETT GALLERY Nov 8 – 29 Nicholas Blowers - Edgeland Michael Doolan – Caution and Reassurance THE BRISBANE HOTEL Nov 5 – Dec 1 Art @ The Brisbane: Jennifer Pelham CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA Oct 19 – Nov 24 SHOTGUN 2013 – Mary Scott COLVILLE GALLERY Nov 7 – 27 Jock Young CONSTANCE Nov 8 – 30 Thom Buchanan (SA), Meaghan Roberts (TAS) and Nick Smithies (TAS). Curated by Erin Davidson - nature, nurture, node DESPARD Nov 6 – Dec 2 Annette Macgown & Janelle Mendham – Remnants of the Earth HANDMARK Nov 8 Will Rhodes JIMMY’S SKATE Nov 1 – Nov 15 Scatlord Society presents “Look M8 Pictures” (Nov 1 6pm – Live music from Adventures) Nov 15 – Nov 29 Milo Nov 29 Tania Slapar-Koman (Live music at 6pm) PENNY CONTEMPORARY Oct 18 – Nov 19 Kate McCarthy Small Things REPUBLIC BAR UPSTAIRS Nov 6 - 10 Reg Mombassa and Pete O’Doherty (Opening Nov 9 with the artists) ROSNY BARN Nov 30 The Barn Market ROSNY BARN - SCHOOLHOUSE GALLERY S Nov 8 – Dec 1 Test Pattern: Annual City of Clarence Textile Exhibition re-made

SOUTH TMAG Nov 15 – 24 Artists with Conviction Now – Dec 1 Illumination: The art of Philip Wolfhagen Drawn with Distinction: Australian Artists Now – Dec 31 Critical Operations

NORTH BRAVE ART GALLERY (Longford) Nov 2 – 27 Tania Glanville – Closer DEVONPORT REGIONAL GALLERY Nov 2 – Dec 8 Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh – The Collector Project 10: Slippage The Wandering: Moving Images from the MCA Collection BURNIE REGIONAL GALLERY Now – 8 Dec Ha High Art Katy Woodroffe – Dreamlands Rylton Winey – The sorrow of black, the silence of white Now – 12 Nov Toby Muir-Wilson Landscape Boxes HANDMARK (Evandale) Nov 10 Louise Davidson OUTWARD Nov 2 – 16 Sue Henderson GALLERY PEJEAN Until Nov 30 Margot Baird - Variations on a Landscape QVMAG Now – Feb 16 2014 Into the Wild: Wilderness Photography in Tasmania Now – Nov 24 Sockumenta: Famous Sock Monkeys Nov 2 – May 18 2014 David Keeling - A Dreamer’s Keepsake Now – 19 Jan 2014 A Passion for Nature: The art of William Charles Piguenit

COMEDY THE BRISBANE HOTEL Nov 28 The Comedy Forge THE WARATAH Nov 9 Dave Bakker and Other Things Nov 21 The Clubhouse SOHO Nov 6 Cloud Comedy FILM CINEMONA Starts Oct 26 – Eugene Onegin (Met Opera Live in HD Season 2013-14) Starts Oct 31 – Lasseter’s Bones Starts Nov 2 – Macbeth (National Theatre of Great Britain) Starts Nov 9 – The Habit of Art (National Theatre of Great Britain) STATE CINEMA Oct 31 – Nov 20 Israeli Film Festival

THEATRE ROYAL Nov 2 David Helfgott Nov 14 – Nov 15 Bubblewrap and Boxes Nov 16 Australian String Quartet Nov 19 – 23 Peter Pansy Nov 21 – 29 She’s Not Performing (Theatre Royal Backspace)

NORTH COMEDY DICKENS CIDERHOUSE Nov 13 Uber Comedy FRESH ON CHARLES Nov 1 – David Bakker Nov 15 – David J presents It’s Really Weird THEATRE PRINCESS THEATRE Nov 8 – Nov 16 Annie (Encore Theatre Company) Nov 11 – 12 Bubblewrap and Boxes

THEATRE PEACOCK THEATRE Nov 23 – 30 Heaven and Earth PLAYHOUSE Oct 25 – Nov 9 Agatha Christie’s The Hollow, presented by the Hobart Repertory Society Nov 15 Jan Preston presents My Life as a Piano

SAWTOOTH Nov 1 – 23 FRONT GALLERY & MIDDLE GALLERY Tas Portraiture Prize PROJECT GALLERY Christl Berg NEW MEDIA GALLERY Nancy Mauro-Flude - Self Portrait

SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE LONG GALLERY: Nov 1 & 2 Hobart City Mission: Optomeyes Art Exhibition 2013 Nov 15 – 25 Osmosis 2013 SIDESPACE: Nov 5 – 10 Linden Langdon – Like a desert waiting for rain Nov 15 – 28 Rachel Ireland-Meyers – Tassie to the Tropics: A Visual Art Journal TOP GALLERY: Nov 1 – 30 Juliet Meredith Webster – Beyond

WARP RECOMMENDS…

OSMOSIS 2013 Osmosis is an annual exhibition of works created in response to a specific Tasmanian location by female artists who have endured the rigours of academic training. Mount Wellington was the chosen location for 2013 and with the diverse cultural, environmental and historic aspects associated with this defining location the exhibition promises to offer a range of engaged and unique perspectives. The 2013 exhibition will have over 20 artists contributing works specifically developed for the show. Nov 15 – 25, Long Gallery, Salamanca

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CD Reviews

WORLD’S END PRESS

MESS O’ REDS MESS O’ REDS

THE SPINNING ROOMS

GLASSER

INTERIORS

COMPLICATING THINGS

WORLD’S END PRESS

Another year, another round of 80s inspired synthpop. Of them all, World’s End Press have managed to craft an album that’s energetic and infectious in all the right places while never falling into redundancy. After four years together, World’s End Press’ self-titled debut album comes after much anticipation, and off the back of a US tour supporting Cut Copy. Helping these guys construct the stadium-sized nightclub of their dreams is Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem). Goldsworthy has managed to give the indie-dance quartet the production quality and polish the songs beg for. So often these nostalgia-driven bands have a decent single or two and fail to deliver on a competent full release, but that’s not the case here. Krautrock influence is apparent in the unfettered 4/4 beat giving the whole album a hypnotic undercurrent, whether the band are smashing through another big hook or a deep house groove. The funky bass has a mind of its own and the dreamily romantic vocals showcase John Parkinson’s versatility - he can do more than a deep-voiced new wave imitation. For all of the dark pop anthems being flaunted here, the more expansive dance tracks and quieter numbers leave a bigger impression. There is a lot to love here and the album has enough distinction between its tracks that thankfully we can’t guess what lies ahead. Let’s hope they manage to press another album before the world’s end. I’ll show myself out. ALEX LAIRD

Mess O’ Reds’ self-titled debut LP is an examination of an introspective slacker who cries out to nobody in particular, in this distinctly Hobartian portrait of social alienation. There’s something about the low employment, low literacy and weak economy, along with Hobart’s dense and isolated atmosphere that begs for this sort of musical catharsis. After just an EP and a single, Mess O’ Reds have upped the urgency and emotion on their debut self-titled album, released on their own Right Wing Comedian Records, self produced and mixed by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring). There’s cohesion in the song writing that unifies the anxiety-riddled and downtrodden lyricism to the affecting guitar that rattles and drones sadly, while singer Nick Di Falco yelps and shouts his wretched insecurities. The mix of raw musicianship and headin-the-clouds guitar work informed by post-punk forbearers like Sonic Youth and Pixies creates a dangerous and gorgeous atmosphere, often at the same time. The mostly oppressive mood is broken on Warm Beer which slows down to a relaxed and dreamy float before dissonant guitar distortion wails with the tired plea of the vocals. Despite the rampant cynicism, Mess O’ Reds is totally worthy of your time. Especially if you like your punk rock not fighting the politicians and corporations, but an invisible mirror-image with anti-Zen focus, then all aboard the nihilism train kids, next stop unemployment and mental illness. But seriously, here’s hoping they finally get that Mumford & Sons support slot so we can get some rosier lyrical content. ALEX LAIRD

By name alone, Influenced The Spinning by Rooms Bjork, especially conjures up her 2001 various images album of debauchery Vespertine, andiscraziness, apparent then fromyou the chuck the albumoutset on and onsuddenly Glasser’sfind sophomore yourself aalbum, willing participant. It’s impossible Interiors. Cameron not to get Mesirow’s wrappedvoice up and whisked away byglides the madness. above theTheir heavysecond dragging offering bass is produced by Tom on opening Lyncoln,track, mastered Shape.. by The Mikey New Young York and perfectly captures based singer-songwriter the band’s live aggression. delivers the The Melbourne four-piece choruscentred with icytheir intonation. self-titled “Mydebut home Zola Jesus album on a couple hasofnourbanites shape. Nothing who move to sustain back tome. their Versions small town to reconnect But it keeps andme work safe through from imagined some issues, in vain. This album pain.” is their These return honest to confessions the city. The against tracks here are given space the characteristically to breathe and make art-pop fullarsenal use of of the band’s moody instrumentation, punk jams. Each create songaisrelationship flawlessly paced for an equal between measure the of human hedonistic, and technology, drug-addled aggression and space Krautrock and architecture. hypnosis - without Theseathemes moment wasted. have a constantly growing resonance and Glasser uses her abbreviated, more Julia starts a measured abstract build tracks before to ponder speeding this. into highgear with punchy tenor sax and driving guitar, creating a fiendish party-vibe Almost before everyfuzzing track brings into a stupor Mesirow’s while singer, Pete Dickinson, heavenlybarks voicethe to the song front to aand close. centre, Kids In The Car almost allowing echoesher At The to command Drive-In with the space its wailing with vocals and progsensual tendencies. melodies Things and mellow extraordinary a little on Side B with Blues range. For Jas Forge H. Duke. bringsThe chilled drums outand vocal bass drive a rhythmic, acrobatics bluesy track in the that Imogen affordsHeap the guitar vein over and sax to lash out at busy each and other. glitchy arrangements you’ll need headphones to fully appreciate. The Victim slowsWhat downGlasser and Pete and adapts other acontemporary more languid, wistful vocal style. electro-pop Along with artists the guest like Fever vocalsRay andand a guitar psych freak-out iamamiwhoami make The share Spinning is the successful Rooms’ version of Pink Floyd’s creationThe andGreat meeting Gig in of the minimalist Sky. The two-part albumarrangements closer wakes to and a new all-consuming day and wepop see some form of tranquillity melody. Although as Pete’sthis falsetto follow-up endsalbum and you’re left wondering has a more how itsynthetic all became sheen, so beautiful. it’s all This is among the deliberate best Australian and thematically albums ofrelevant the year. enough to work. Such involved simplicity is extremely hard to pull off as today’s ALEX LAIRD countless female fronted alt-pop bands have demonstrated. Interiors is a refreshing shift and slight step up from her debut in 2010. Such assuredly produced pop music and a lack of gimmicky scene tropes make Glasser a stand out this year. ALEX LAIRD

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CD Reviews

 ARCADE FIRE Reflecktor

With new album Reflektor, Arcade Fire have expanded their musical palette into the realms of new wave and contemporary electronica. Despite this, they have held on to that melancholic heartache that made their first three albums so universally loved.

Lightning Bolt marks the return for Pearl Jam since the 2009 release Backspacer – a highly acclaimed album revealing a much more mellow Pearl Jam than fans are used to. Lightning Bolt goes back to their grunge roots and this 10th studio album packs a punch.

Reflektor is a huge undertaking. Clocking in at over an hour, the album is largely structured with songs over five or six minutes long. In the title track and ‘Here Comes the Night Time’, melody and rhythm are perfectly dragged out into breakdowns reminiscent of Murphy’s classics (think ‘All My Friends’) and new wave old-timers like New Order and Echo & the Bunnymen.

Opening track ‘Getaway’ kicks off with the Pearl Jam sound we have come to know. It’s full of expected guitar riffs and an upbeat intro to a wide and varied album. It has the edgy attitude of something off Vitalogy.

PEARL JAM Lightning Bolt

Win Butler presents himself as symbolic voice of the people and channels the late Joe Strummer, and to a lesser extent, Bruce Springsteen. In ‘Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)’, he croons, “will you ever get free? Just take all your pain, just put it on me, so you can breathe.” He sings to a directionless generation, placing the weight of their world on his own shoulders. At times, this comes across as slightly selfrighteous, but for the most part, he succeeds.

First released single ‘Mind Your Manners’ is a fast paced and energetic track led by guitarist Stone Gossard. It’s quite possibly the most grunge track on the album, reminiscent of ‘Black’, ‘Porch’ or ‘Spin the Black Circle’. The second single ‘Sirens’ is stripped back and raw, highlighting Vedder’s vocals. ‘Sleeping By Myself’ is taken from Vedder’s solo project Ukulele Songs. It translates well to the full band treatment, and doesn’t lose any of the genuineness of the track. It is a nice change of pace and a contrast to the energetic pace which the album starts. Lightning Bolt is refreshing and not bad for a band kicking into its third decade. It shows a reinvigorated Pearl Jam through an album that will have multiple hits; an album that any fan from the past three decades will associate with and find something they like.

Reflektor is an achievement and a testament to what this band can do a fourth time in a row. Arcade Fire have set the bar high once more, and if it inspires even one band or musician to put as much thought and effort into their music, the world will be a better place. TOM GRANT

THE BAMBOOS

Fever In The Road

The Bamboos love shattering expectations. Their quest to not be pigeon-holed into a single genre continues with the diverse and superbly crafted Fever In The Road. While there’s still a big-band feel to the tracks, the Bamboos manage to capture the rawness and energy of their live shows, and show off their intricacies at the same time. ‘The Truth’ is a perfect example of this new approach. It opens with just gentle piano and Auldist’s powerful, soulful vocals; until tambourine, synth, backing vocals, punchy guitar and even a pumping burst of organ join the mix. It’s layered and intricate, but still manages to work in a fullband breakdown. ‘Killing Jar’ is both sinister and delicate, combining strings and throbbing bass to create a feel that’s best described as ominous. While Fever In The Road is still influenced heavily by jazz and soul, this genre-defying record is as much a nod to pop music as it is to the sound the Bamboos are primarily known for producing.

ANDREW C. 

DAVEY LANE

The Good Borne Of Bad Tymes

The Good Borne Of Bad Tymes has guitar pop, sure, but You Am I guitarist Davey Lane has also added another feather to his cap with vocal effects and spacey keys in his debut release.  Lane is taking a bit of a risk here. There are psychedelic hooks and even moments that are almost electro, but it’s all very smart, sharp and varied pop music. The mood is upbeat and joyous. It’s like he’s looking for the good in every situation, even the sad ones. It should come as no surprise that single ‘You’re the Cops, I’m the Crime” has become a Triple J favourite. It’s cosmic pop filled with reverb and fuzz, making it sound not unlike a Tame Impala track. ‘Sinking May’, on the other hand, is more toe-tapping and optimistic, just as you would imagine Lane to be. Davey Lane’s The Good Borne of Bad Tymes is an honest and organic record from one underrated musician. NATALIE SALVO

DOG TRUMPET  Medicated Spirits

Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty have just released new album Medicated Spirits, which may easily be mistaken with a classic ‘60s pop masterpiece. The brothers are famously known for their band Mental as Anything and the iconic Mambo brand, but have come together as Dog Trumpet to bring a sixth LP into the world. ‘Made in the World’ sounds pleasantly dated as it glosses over the names of history’s most influential leaders, artists, and musicians. Though Reg himself deserves a spot on the list, he is content with singing lazy lines over country American guitar. ‘Speed of Light’ is a refreshing mix of simple harmonies and distorted guitar, and fits comfortably with the album’s overall uplifting mood. Medicated Spirits highlights the effectiveness of real instruments played by familiar people in a time when pitch shifting and looped dance beats leave minimal room for expression.   STEPH ESLAKE

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Event Guide

Hobart

Date

Venue

Acts / Start Time

C Bar

Ebeneza Good

Cargo

DJ Johnny G

Federation Concert Hall The Dean Brothers 2:30pm

Date

Venue

Acts / Start Time

NOVEMBER Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

3

Monday

4

Tuesday

5

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

6

7

8

9

Brisbane Hotel

Kulka, Adventurers and Pixie Rust

Grand Poobah (Kissing Room)

Lagoon Hill Zydeco, The Shattertones & Adventurers

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Crikey

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

C Bar

Tony Mak

Plan B

The Aston shuffle - Comfortable Tour 10:30pm

Cargo

Micheal Clennett, Phrayta

Republic Bar & Café

Dog Trumpet (Reg Mombassa) 10pm

Grand Poobah

Emerging Writers Festival plus Dancertarias Country Hoedown

Telegraph Hotel

Ado & Devo/Smashers

The Homestead

We Love Bass Featuring Skope (UK) & Local Support

The Winston

Tim & Scott

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Ethel the Frog

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Millhouse

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ Johnny G

Republic Bar & Café

Adalita + Laura Jean 10pm

Salamanca Arts Centre

Rektango 5:30pm

Telegraph Hotel

Rum Jungle/Big Swifty

The Homestead

Shining Bird (nsw) “Leisure Coast” Album Tour

The Winston

Halloween: Sin & Tonics, Surfersaurus & The Raccoons

Brisbane Hotel

Mr Grevis (wa) + Dunn D + Greeley + Mdusu

C Bar

Manhatten

Cargo

DJ Johnny G

Grand Poobah

Emerging Writers Festival plus Helloween Havoc (Satanicus, Lithosphyris, Hells Grace & I, Rothschild

Sunday

10 Brisbane Hotel

Circular Keys (vic) + Alvy Singer

Brisbane Hotel

Bingo with Rambling Ryan

Brookfield Vineyard

Women in Docs 7pm

C Bar

Billy Whitton/Good Fellas

Cargo

Micheal Clennett, Millhouse

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Neil Gibson, Bianca

Republic Bar & Café

Kill Devil Hills 9pm

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

Rooftop Series feat: Jed Appleton, Sam Kucerra, Alan Gogoll

The Winston

Stolen Moments

Monday

11 Republic Bar & Café

Quiz Night 8:15pm

Tuesday

12 Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Open Mic Night

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Ethel the Frog

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

Republic Bar & Café

Sugartrain 10pm

Telegraph Hotel

Mick Clennet/Dr Fink

Cargo

Micheal Clennett

The Homestead

Homemade @ Homestead - Tassie Original Live Music

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

KAOS

The Winston

Billy Whitton and The Hepcats

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Dez

Wrest Point Ent. Centre

John English & Foster

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

Brisbane Hotel

Bingo with Rambling Ryan

Republic Bar & Café

Billy Whitton 8:30pm

Brisbane Hotel

Turbo Fruits (usa) + Mess O’ Reds + The Lucky Dips

Telegraph Hotel

Smashers

C Bar

Sambo

Wunderland

The Gentlemens Club featuring local bands & DJ’s

Cargo

Tim Davies, DJ Johnny G

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Dezzy, Twice Bitten

Republic Bar & Café

Jordie Lane + Old Man Ludecke 2:30pm

Cargo

Micheal Clennett

Republic Bar & Café

Dean Stevenson 9pm

Grand Poobah

Velvet and Valentinos Variety Night

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

Rooftop Series feat: Maddy Jane Wolley, Dawnfield, Chris Belbin

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Johnson & Friends

Republic Bar & Café

Aurora Jane 9pm

The Winston

Blues Explosion

Phil Jamieson

Republic Bar & Café

Carl Rush 8:30pm

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

Birdcage Bar

Sambo

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Open Mic Night

Republic Bar & Café

Joe Pirere 8:30pm

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre

Melbourne Cup - Robbie Williams

Republic Bar & Café Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

13 Brisbane Hotel

14 Brisbane Hotel

15 Brisbane Hotel

Anita and Locky 8:30pm Chris Russells Chicken Walk (vic) + Old Grey Mule (usa) + The Shattertones + The Jelly Shakers

Scott Kelly & The Road Home (Neurosis) + Black Morning Band + Ruiner of Threshold Forms

The Bennies (vic) + Clowns (vic) + Ride the Tiger + Uncle Geezer

C Bar

Jerome Hillier

Cargo

Micheal Clennett, Phrayta

Grand Poobah

Tamba & Friends

Kulka + Shamen Fox- Henry

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Everburn, Swifty

Cargo

Tim Davies

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Kenny Beeper

Grand Poobah

Dawnfield, Tim Bird, Adventurers, Jack Storey and Chris Belbin

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

Republic Bar & Café

Saskwatch + The Harpoons + Fraser A Gorman 10pm

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

KAOS

Salamanca Arts Centre

Rektango 5:30pm

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Magneetis

Telegraph Hotel

Joel Everard/Entropy

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

The Homestead

Guerilla Zingari + Supports

Republic Bar & Café

Finn Secombe Duo 8:30pm

The Winston

Dark Matter of Storytelling + Guest

Telegraph Hotel

Dr Fink

Wunderland

Cassette Tape Casual

Wunderland

Wax Dr West

Brisbane Hotel

Bodyjar (vic) + Luca Brasi + The Sinking Teeth (vic)

Cargo Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Brisbane Hotel

16 Brisbane Hotel

The Spinning Rooms (vic) + Small Black Lambs + Ivy St + Fuerza Vital

Micheal Clennett

Brisbane Hotel

(front bar) Lady Crimson + Hammerhead + Truck Show

Tim Rozemulder

Brookfield Vineyard

Singer/Songwriter finalists Folk Federation

Republic Bar & Café

Dave Wilson Band 9pm

C Bar

Girl Friday

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

Tattersalls Folk Club

Cargo

DJ Johnny G

Brisbane Hotel

Harry Howard + The NDE (vic) + The Native Cats + Unfolding Vostocks

Saturday

Federation Concert Hall Discover Mozart’s Concert Arias 7pm Grand Poobah

Vertocoli (ep launch), The Phosphenes & DJ Sexy Lucy The Dead Maggies & Dominic Francis

C Bar

Clay Soldier

Grand Poobah (Kissing Room)

Cargo

Sticks & Kane, Ado & Devo

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Serotonin, Mindz Eye

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Brett Collidge

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

Moonah Arts Centre

Roman Astra & Friends 7:30pm

Republic Bar & Café

Boil Up 10pm

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Jim King

Telegraph Hotel

Mick Clennet/Dr Fink

Observatory

(Main Room) Ministry of Sound - Uberjak’d

The Homestead

Bam Bam supported by DJ Mad & Dunn D

Republic Bar & Café

Steve Kilbey (The Church) + The Morning Night 9:30pm

The Winston

The Breed

Salamanca Arts Centre

Rektango 5:30pm

Wrest Point Ent. Centre

Belinda Carlisle

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

The Darktown Strutters

Wrest Point Show Room Boy & Bear

Telegraph Hotel

Mick Clennet/Dr Fink

The Homestead

Baptism of Uzi (Melb) New EP Tour

The Winston

The Phosphenes and Dark Matter of Storytelling

Wunderland

Cassette Tape Casual

Brisbane Hotel

Cosmic Psychos (vic) “Blokes You Can Trust” + Speakeasies

Brisbane Hotel

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Grand Poobah

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Late Night Krackieoke w/ MC Dog Lips

Sunday

17 Brisbane Hotel

Bingo with Rambling Ryan

C Bar

Sambo

Cargo

Tim Hibberd, DJ Johnny G

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Dezzy, Twice Bitten

Republic Bar & Café

Soul Sunday Sessions (3rd Sunday of Every Month) 2pm

Republic Bar & Café

Briana Cowlishaw Duo 8:30pm

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

Rooftop Series feat: Seth Henderson, Jack Storay, Leo Creighton


Event Guide

Venue

Acts / Start Time

Monday

Date

18 Republic Bar & Café

G. B. Balding (Finger Picking Blues) 8:30pm

Republic Bar & Café

Wahbash Avenue 9pm

Tuesday

19 Birdcage Bar

Sambo

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

Rooftop Series feat: Joe Nuttall, Darktown Strutters, Tim Bird

Telegraph Hotel

Stolen Moments

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Venue

Acts / Start Time

Brisbane Hotel

Quiz-A-Saurus

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Open Mic Night

Republic Bar & Café

Billy Longo 8:30pm

20 Brisbane Hotel

Date

BAD VIBRATIONS

25 Republic Bar & Café

Quiz Night 8:15pm

Tuesday

26 Brisbane Hotel

Game On! Open Mic Night

Republic Bar & Café

The Baker Boys 8:30pm

Tim Hibberd

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

KAOS

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Paddy Duke

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

Cargo

Tony Mak

Republic Bar & Café

High Focus - Australia Tour: Ed Scissortongue, Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter, Fliptrix & DJ Sammy B Side (UK Hiphop) 9pm

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

KAOS

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Pravmaster Flash

Telegraph Hotel

Dr Fink

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

Wunderland

The Gentlemens Club featuring local bands & DJ’s

Republic Bar & Café

Breakdown 8:30pm

Telegraph Hotel

Smashers

Wrest Point Ent. Centre

Smokie

Wunderland

The Gentlemens Club featuring local bands & DJ’s

21 Brisbane Hotel

Wednesday

27 Brisbane Hotel

ARC + The Dark Matter of Story Telling + Three Legged Dog

Cargo

Micheal Clennett

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Ben Castles

Republic Bar & Café

Ange Boxhall + Lachlan Bryan 9pm

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

Tattersalls Folk Club

22 Brisbane Hotel

Thursday

DJ Gezza

Cargo

Tim Davies, Rum Jungle

Friday

Guitar Wolf (Japan) + The Roobs

28 Brisbane Hotel

The Subsonics (usa) + The Lucky Dips

C Bar

The Comedy Forge

Cargo

Micheal Clennett

Grand Poobah

Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer & Jen Cloher

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Tim Rozemulder

Republic Bar & Café

Pugsley Buzzard - Chasin’ Aces Album Launch 9pm

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

Tattersalls Folk Club Invitational

29 Brisbane Hotel

AMPLIFIED - AKOUO + The Embers + The Lawless Quartet + Guthries + Captives + The Dead Maggies + M.O.1.O.

Grand Poobah

Eternal Rest (bris), Departe & TBC

Grand Poobah

(Kissing Room) Fundraiser for Cambodia

C Bar

Girl Friday

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Ethel The Frog

Cargo

Micheal Clennett, Phrayta

Moonah Arts Centre

Moonah Nights 7:30pm

Grand Poobah

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Millhouse

Stalking Ella Scott, Babylon Howl, Dawnfield, Hollow Vessels & Sozei

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ Johnny G

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Everburn

Republic Bar & Café

Busby Marou 10pm

Observatory

(Lounge Room) DJ Jim King

Salamanca Arts Centre

Rektango 5:30pm

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ Johnny G

Tattersalls Beer and Food Hall

The Darktown Strutters

Republic Bar & Café

Telegraph Hotel

Mick Clennet/Dr Fink

Amplified Showcase Live Local Music (no cover) - New Saxons + Chase City + Seth David & The Beautiful Chains + Jed Appleton Quartet + Pete Cornelius 9:30pm

The Homestead

Something Awesome

Salamanca Arts Centre

Rektango 5:30pm

The Winston

The Sketches, Slash and Burn, New Saxons, Seth Henderson

Telegraph Hotel

Ado & Devo/Pirates of the Cover Scene

The Homestead

Dexter supported by Secret Powers, Dameza + DJ Mad

The Winston

Tune Out Enterprises

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre

Tommy Emmanuel

Wunderland

Cassette Tape Casual

Wunderland 23 Brisbane Hotel Brisbane Hotel

Cassette Tape Casual ALL AGES - Tas Battles 3pm till 6pm Drayfus’ Epiphany (Album Launch) + Backlash + Shamen Fox-Henry

C Bar

Goodfellas

Cargo

DJ Johnny G

Grand Poobah

Shovels (ex-Electric Jellyfish), Mess O Reds & The Native Cats

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Pirates of the Cover Scene

Observatory

(Main Room) DJ B-Rex

Plan B

Yahtzel - High With Me Tour 10:30pm

Republic Bar & Café

Mick Thomas 10pm

Telegraph Hotel

Ado & Devo/Smashers

The Homestead

Black Cab supported by Small Black Lambs

The Winston

Billy Whitton and The Hepcats

Saturday

30 Brisbane Hotel

24 Brisbane Hotel

Bingo with Rambling Ryan

TMS Presents Desecrator (vic) + Abraxxas (vic) + Random Order + Ironhawk

C Bar

Sambo

Cargo

DJ Johnny G

Federation Concert Hall Gershwin & Bernstein 7:30pm

Wrest Point Show Room Damien Leith Sunday

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Cargo

Federation Concert Hall Marko Letonja & Sol Gabetta 7:30pm

Saturday

Monday

Grand Poobah

Amplified Festival: Ben Wells & The Middle Names, Younger Dryas, Rider the Tiger, Dark Matter of Story Telling & The Phosphenes

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Sticky Sweets

Telegraph Hotel

Mick Clennet/Dr Fink

The Homestead

The Habits

The Winston

The Raccoons

Waratah Hotel

Philadelphia Grand Jury vs. Feelings

Brisbane Hotel

Bingo with Rambling Ryan

Cargo

Micheal Clennett, Johnny G, Nina Las Vegas

DECEMBER

C Bar

Manhatten/Tony Voglino

Cargo

Micheal Clennett

Irish Murphy’s Hobart

Johnson & Friends, Tim Rozemulder

MONA

Standing in the Shadows of Mona 2pm

Republic Bar & Café

Republic Music Quiz 2:30pm

Sunday

1

OPEN MIC NIGHT

every Tuesday from 9pm

Turn up and show us what you’ve got.

Win yourself a paid gig! Prepare yourself for non-stop ‘ribbing’

More than just a pint of Guinness. tasmanian craft beers on tap local food and wine Live music 6 nights Fox SportS • Pool Table

All you can eat sticky BBQ ribs $13 6-9pm every Tuesday

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Event Guide

Launceston Date

Venue

Acts / Start Time

NOVEMBER Friday Saturday

Sunday

Tuesday

1 2

3

5

The Doctor Rocksters

Devonport

Molly Malones

No Soda for Yoda

Watergarden Bar

Nic & Carmel

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Unit

Country Club (Show Room)

John English & Foster

Royal Oak

Open Folk Session

Country Club (Show Room)

Melbourne Cup - Adam Brand Uni Night

The Consultants

Fresh on Charles Royal Oak

8

9

7

Devonport

Molly Malones

Ball & Chain

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Josh Tome

Friday

8

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Poppet the Clown

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

Latrobe

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Jeff Woodward

Devonport

Molly Malones

Saturday

9

Unbalanced Unbalanced

Molly Malones

Proud Phoney

Fairwell Kimmie - Linc le Fevre & Guthrie

Friday

15 Wynyard

Tonic Bar

Ball & Chain

Watergarden Bar

Suffrajettes

Fresh on Charles

Circular Keys - South Oz Tour 7pm

Hotel New York

Some Blonde DJ 10pm

Royal Oak

Mic Attard

Tonic Bar

DJ Randall Foxx

Uni Night Live Music

Fresh on Charles

Matthew Dames Album Launch 7:00pm

Royal Oak

Scum Punk

Devonport

Saturday

Thursday

Masters Acoustic

Hotel Federal

Bass Highwaymen

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Poppet the Clown

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

16 Latrobe

Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon)

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Brett Boxhall

Devonport

Molly Malones

Threeza Crowd

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Rock Pigs (Launceston)

Molly Malones

Sambo

Tapas Lounge Bar

Matthew Fagan

21 Devonport Devonport

Friday

22 Latrobe

Saturday

23 Latrobe

Devonport

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Poppet the Clown Tapas Lounge Bar

The Ringmasters

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Ball & Chain

Devonport

Molly Malones

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Unit

Molly Malones

Jerome Hillier

Tapas Lounge Bar

Evil Cisum

Hotel Federal

The Richie Benuad Allstars

Thursday

28 Devonport

Friday

29 Wynyard

Watergarden Bar

The Consultants Belinda Carlisle

Hotel New York

Bam Bam with Dunn D & Akouo

Latrobe

Royal Oak

Aurora Jane

Devonport

Tonic Bar

The Usual Suspects

Devonport

Saturday

Tapas Lounge Bar

Latrobe

Country Club (Show Room)

30 Latrobe

The Ringmasters

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Poppet the Clown Tapas Lounge Bar

Sheyana Mach 4

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Jerome Hillier

Watergarden Bar

Andy & The Woodman

Devonport

Molly Malones

Gypsy Rose

Fresh on Charles

Recreational Thugs Presents - ECHO

Devonport

Tapas Lounge Bar

The Ringmasters

Royal Oak

Y(yan)2N

Tonic Bar

Michael Priest & Lisa Tedeschi

Watergarden Bar

Nic & Carmel

Sunday

17

Fresh on Charles

Foc & Foxx De Funk Presents Our House

Royal Oak

Open Folk Session

Wednesday

20

Lloyds Hotel

Uni Night

Royal Oak

Brad Gillies

Royal Oak

Live Music

Watergarden Bar

The Consultants

Country Club (Show Room)

Damien Leith

Royal Oak

Vandemonic Tales

Tonic Bar

Sambo

Watergarden Bar

Brett & Josh

Albert Hall

Marko Letonja & Sol Gabetta

Fresh on Charles

Guerilla Zingara + Denni

Royal Oak

Daniel Townsend

Tonic Bar

The Usual Suspects

Watergarden Bar

Andy & The Woodman

Sunday

24

Royal Oak

Blues Folk Jam (ER) / Open Folk Session (PB)

Wednesday

27

Royal Oak

Open Mic Night

Thursday

28

Royal Oak

Live Music

Watergarden Bar

The Consultants

Fresh on Charles

Fresh Folk

Royal Oak

Pugsley Buzzard

Tonic Bar

Two Strung

Watergarden Bar

Jerome Hillier

Country Club (Show Room)

Tommy Emmanuel

Royal Oak

Wizard

Tonic Bar

Clay Soldier

Watergarden Bar

Andy & The Woodman

Royal Oak

Open Folk Session

DECEMBER

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Tapas Trivia

Thursday

14 Devonport

Royal Oak

1

Younger Dryas

Tapas Lounge Bar

Thursday

Lloyds Hotel

30

Tapas Lounge Bar

Devonport

Dog Trumpet - Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa

13

29

Devonport

6

Midnight

Wednesday

23

3

Wednesday

Open Mic

Open Folk Session

22

Sunday

Tapas Lounge Bar

Nic & Carmel

21

Shaun Kirk (Vic)

Tapas Lounge Bar

Watergarden Bar

16

2

Devonport

Royal Oak

15

Saturday

1

13 Devonport

10

14

Friday

Wednesday

Sunday

Sunday

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Pete Thomas

Tonic Bar

Watergarden Bar

Saturday

Tapas Lounge Bar

Latrobe

Shaun Kirk

Andy Collins

Friday

Devonport

Shining Bird 7pm

Samuel Bester (Public Bar) / Tafe End of Year Event (Boat Shed)

Saturday

Ringmasters

Mackey’s Royal Hotel Poppet the Clown

Royal Oak

Royal Oak

Friday

Hotel Federal

Latrobe

Fresh on Charles

Royal Oak

Thursday

Wynyard

Pete Thomas

7

Saturday

Acts / Start Time

Chris Coleman

Thursday

Friday

Venue

Watergarden Bar

Lloyds Hotel

Thursday

CITY

Royal Oak

6

Saturday

Date

NOVEMBER

Wednesday

Friday

NORTHWEST

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NOVEMBER Friday, 01 Nov Chris Coleman Saturday, 02 Nov Shaun Kirk Sunday, 03 Nov Open Folk Session Wednesday, 06 Nov Andy Collins Thursday, 07 Nov Samual Bester (Public Bar) Friday, 08 Nov Linc le Fevre & Guthrie Saturday, 09 Nov Mic Attard Sunday, 10 Nov Open Folk Session Wednesday, 13 Nov Live Music Thursday, 14 Nov Scum Punk Friday, 15 Nov Aurora Jane Saturday, 16 Nov Y(yan)²N Sunday, 17 Nov Open Folk Session Wednesday, 20 Nov BradGillies Thursday, 21 Nov Live Music Friday, 22 Nov Vandemonic Tales Saturday, 23 Nov Daniel Townsend Sunday, 24 Nov Blues Folk Jam (ER) / Open Folk Session (PB) Wednesday, 27 Nov Open Mic Night Thursday, 28 Nov Live Music Friday, 29 Nov Pugsley Buzzard Saturday, 30 Nov Wizard ~ Live Music ~ ~ Great Food ~ ~ Open 7 Days ~ ~ Open Mic Night the Last Wednesday of the Month ~

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Warp Magazine November 2013