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My mum said it was never cool to brag; so mum I hope you’re not reading. But Western Australia – what can we say? Sound the trumpets, for WA has more than claimed its share of ARIA Award nominations over the past decade (from when we were so graciously accepted as part of the human race by those discerning east coasters…) and 2010 has smashed that home again with a Haul Pack load of nominations (insert mineral resources boom joke here).

So, without further ado, congratulations to powerhouse WA quartet Birds Of Tokyo who are up for six gongs (equalling the top number of nominations with Angus & Julia Stone, Sia, Guy Sebastian and Megan Washington) for their self-titled album in the categories of Best Rock Album, Best Music DVD, Single Of The Year (Plans), Best Group, Most Popular Australian Artist and Album Of The Year. ARIA veteran and true WA gem, John Butler follows close behind with

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five nominations, for Best Blues And Roots Album, Best Independent Release, Most Popular Australian Album, Most Popular Australian Artist and Best Male Artist. Also striking up five nominations are psychedelic wizards Tame Impala, making their ARIA Awards debut with Innerspeaker for Best Rock Album, Best Group, Album Of The Year, Breakthrough Artist and Most Popular Australian Artist. 2009’s WA ARIA conquerors Empire Of The Sun return in 2010 with three nominations, and X-Press’ 25th Anniversary cover stars Basement Birds also nudge into the ARIA race. The 2010 ARIA Awards take place at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, November 7 (to be screened on Network Ten). Congratulations to all of the WA nominees, and good luck. We shall be cheering you on with goblet in hand. While we’re on all things ARIA, The ARIA Hall Of Fame has just announced its inductees for 2010. And we tip our caps to John Williamson, Models, Johnny Young, The Loved Ones and The Church. They join the likes of AC/ DC, Johnny O’Keefe, Paul Kelly, John Farnham and INXS in the pantheon of Aussie musical greats, and will be inducted in Sydney on Wednesday, October 27. The ceremony will be broadcast on SBS’ RocKwiz on Saturday, 30 October, at 9.20pm.

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The air’s getting warmer and the summer party season is slowly launching off its heels – by the time January 1 comes round, which marks the date of Club Paradiso at Salt On The Beach, we should be totally ready for a full blown beach party. In previous years Club Paradiso has chosen some solid selections to help Perth partygoers start their New Year off in the best way possible, including folks like Sebastian Ingrosso and Dirty South. This year, CP ups the ante with German elec tronic stars Digitalism, who’ll be playing their well-known hits like Zdarlight and Pogo live on the beach. Joining in the merriment is French house legend Sebastien Leger, fresh from a massive year of production, as well as locals Zelimir, Mel B, Maxwell, Jus Haus?, Tank Top, Mind Electric, Frankie Button, Nathan Francis, Pearly Whites, Moe Steez and Master Dash. Beach babes and boys should get ready to grab their Club Paradiso tickets from Moshtix, Planet, Mills and Jumbo for $95 plus booking fee from Thursday, October 8.

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One of Australia’s favourite storytellers and this week’s X-Press cover star, Paul Kelly has just released his long-awaited memoir, How To Make Gravy. Complementing the memoir is a magnificent, eight CD box set, The A To Z Recordings, featuring eight discs encompassing live recordings of Paul’s vast catalogue of songs. The A To Z Recordings box set is available from Friday, October 1, on Universal Music. As well as appearing at One Movement For Music, Paul Kelly’s just announced he will tour the A To Z shows, performing 100 songs alphabetically over four consecutive nights in cities around the nation – including Perth! The Perth shows take place from Wednesday, December 8, to Saturday, December 11, at the Astor Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 8, from paulkelly.com.au. The tickets will be sold for individual nights, or as multi night bundles. The more nights you go, the cheaper the tickets are – like you need more of an incentive to want to see this historical musical feat in full!

Back in the early ’90s, before the internet reared its head and Cool Britannia ripped across the globe, one band were making waves with their mix of pop melodies and alternative rock – The Lemonheads. Few can forget their brilliant smackedout version of Simon And Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson. Their 1992 album It’s A Shame About Ray was indie perfection, boasting the tracks Confetti, My Drug Buddy and It’s A Shame About Ray. This year the band will be treating audiences and performing the entire album front-to-back on an Australian tour. The US outfit will be rolling into Perth on Sunday, December 5, to play The Rosemount Hotel (special guests TBC). Tickets are available from heatseek er. com.au and go on s a l e T h u r s d a y, October 7.

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AUTO TUNE Dear X-Press, I am writing in response to the lukewarm review of Auto Suggestion in the Campus Bands Competition on the 24th of September. The band played with intensity and feel that I haven’t seen in such a young band ever before, and so I was really saddened to see the review as I really think it didn’t do justice to the band at all. They were the highlight of my night, impressed me no end and I would pay to see them perform again. Emma Mandurah

FLY A KITE Dear X-Press For the benefit of Mr Kite (Reactions #1232). Last week, the Perth Blues Club ran one of its most successful nights of the year. Some 340 people flocked to the Charles Hotel on a Tuesday night to witness Hendrix: Plugged And Unplugged - our tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix 40 years after his untimely death. The queue stretched across the car park and down the street. We decided to do something bold,

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Local Music Editor I hang around with a lot of musicians and a lot of artists, and you would not believe the shitbagging I copped on the weekend because I wanted to watch the AFL Grand Final. Honestly, it was perhaps the greatest game of football I have ever seen – certainly the most controversial, seeing as though we’re coming back for Grand Final 2: Grand Harder next week – and every time I have mentioned it since my friends look at me like I’m a fucking bogan. So I’ve got a question for you, dipshits. What makes anything you’re interested in more legitimate than my interest in Australian Rules? If you’re a music fan, is that any more legitimate than being a fan of a footy team? Don’t think that looking down on a sport and its fans make you more urbane, more sophisticated. It doesn’t. God forbid that I start heaping shit on Tame Impala or any of the other, quite frankly bullshit, music or art you like. For anyone that actually watched the game, Alan Didak has the most punchable face in football and Eddie Maguire can’t be allowed to win a premiership in my lifetime. If it looks like it will happen this weekend, I have snipers at the ready. You have been warned.

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New Zealander Brooke Fraser has just released her third album, Flags. All tracks were written by Miss Fraser, who reveals that the title Flags was inspired by her writing trips into remote parts of the U.S. We are giving away five copies so get your entries in now to enjoy this musical journey! rney!

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To celebrate the release of The Tree, we are giving away five prize packs, including a double in-season pass and a copy of the screenplay. After the sudden death of her father, Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn. Simone is convinced that her father speaks to her through the leaves of her favourite tree. But as her mother meets another man, the mother and daughter relationship is now threatened and as the branches of the tree start to infiltrate the house, the family is forced to make an agonising decision. This is a beautiful story about belief, family and relationships not to be missed!

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THE LIKE

The Like are a girl group who sound like they’re straight from the early ’60s and this month they’re back with a new offering – Release Me. Produced by Mark Ronson, Release Me features hit after indie hit that you won’t want to stop listening to.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Escape to Italy with the Italian Film Festival this September and October. This year’s program showcases more than 26 handpicked films from Cannes, Berlin, Rome, and Venice Film Festivals. We have 10 double pass to giveaway to any movie of your choice with a sample Fendi perfume to have you smelling like an Italian, get your entries in now.

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Experience the majesty of Royal Albert Hall this October care of Luna Leederville, who will screen BBC Last Night Of The Proms during October. Featuring maestros such as Ji í B lohlávek, Renée Fleming and Maxim Rysanov, BBC Last Night Of The Proms is a feast for the senses, showcasing the skill and technique of special guests alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Only two screenings will take place, so be sure to make a note in your diary for Saturday, October 16, and Sunday, October 17. Bookings can be made online at lunapalace.com. au.

If you’ve bought a ticket to Soundwave or are planning to, this news is for you! Due to record early ticket sales and lateness of the Labour Day weekend edging into the Western Australian Football League season, Soundwave will be leaving Steel Blue Oval in Bassendean and announcing an exciting new venue in Perth soon. Stay tuned to X-Press for all the details!

GOIN’ CAMP

The National Campus Band Competition is nearing its climax (can you feel it baby?) and will shudder to a sweaty halt at The Rosemount Hotel on Friday, October 1. Winners from all the state groups will lock horns and fight it out for the top prize of $1,000 and the chance to travel to India and play at Independence Rock, one of the country’s biggest music festivals (let’s hope the stage doesn’t collapse!). Bands competing include WA’s The Caballeros, The Sydney Girls Choir from NSW and Son Of Dad from SA. Tickets are $15 or $12 concession on the door. For more information visit aaca.net.au/ncbc.

DRUMMER BOY

Robbie Avenaim is obsessed with the drums, and has been keeping the beat for over 25 years now. Never one to rest on his laurels, Avenaim is constantly looking for ways to improve and modify his chosen instrument, creating a greater scope for his compositions and performances. On Tuesday, October 12, Avenaim will jet into Perth to take to the stage at the newly refurbished Bakery, with support from Granular Synthesis and Ben Hamblin. Expect drumming like you’ve never heard it before and the sounds of a new and unique breed of percussion.

ROTTO PADDLE

Attention all Michael Phelps fans. The world’s greatest open water swim event is coming round again, and now is your chance to get into training and prepare for the event. The race is considered a good practice run for those aiming for other open water events around the world, and previous participants have come from South Africa, England, Ireland, Japan, India and the United States. The 2011 Rottnest Channel Swim will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Registration will be open from Monday, November 1, to Sunday, November 7. For more info visit rottnestchannelswim.com.au.

Freddie Mercury, Let Me Entertain You

MERCURY’S RISING

There is nothing worse than a bad tribute act. We’ve all seen plump middle-aged men in romper suits pretending to be the King on a Sunday afternoon down at the local. But when it’s done right, it can be pretty special and close to the original. Thankfully, Craig Pesco falls into the “wow, that was amazing” category and does a dandy job of mimicking Freddie Mercury. He’s been doing world tours for the past ten years and has played the Kodak Theatre (where the Oscars are held) in Hollywood, so he’s no muppet. He will perform Freddie Mercury – Let Me Entertain You; a two hour spectacular at Burswood Theatre on Saturday, February 19. Tickets are available from ticketek.com.au.

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GIN’S THE TONIC

The Gin Club are described as one of the finest bands in the country, whose fans number among The Drones and Tim Rogers. Off the back of their highly acclaimed fourth album, Deathwish, The Gin Club are embarking on their biggest tour yet, performing tracks from all their four albums to date, a tour which sees them rejoined by Stockholm-based founding member Ola Karlsson. The Gin Club bring their show to The Bird on Wednesday, November 3, supported by Split Seconds and The Felicity Groom Duo, followed by a gig on Thursday, November 4, at Mojo’s, with Felicity Groom And Band, and Cal Peck & The Tramps. They wind it up with a third Perth show at the Indi Bar on Friday, November 5, with a little help from Cat Black and The Ghost Hotel. Tickets via theginclub.com.au – chop chop!

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Early ’80s thrash outfit Exodus are still thrashing, despite losing two members to the grim reaper and numerous lineup changes. They have weathered rock’s tempest and will be returning to Australia in fine-fettle to play an October tour. The boys will be playing Amplifier Bar in Perth on Tuesday, October 5. Expect adrenalin-pumping drumming, machine-gun riffs and lots of moshing. Tickets are available from moshtix.com.

REEL BIG FUN

In the tradition of Madness and, well, bands that don’t take themselves all that seriously, Reel Big Fish have won the hearts of many fans over the years with their mischievous grins and punk rock confidence.The rock titans are heading to Australia later this year, joined by the“first all-crime fighting all-surfing rock super group in history”,The Aquabats. The battle goes down on Tuesday, December 7, at Capitol. Tickets on sale from Thursday, October 6, from moshtix.com.au.

DISCO JOY

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After a few months spent overseas recording and touring, the lads from My Disco return to the Australian music scene this December in support of their forthcoming third album Little Joy. Hailing from Melbourne, My Disco create expansive industrial pop sounds, which they’ll demonstrate on Saturday, December 11, at Amplifier and Sunday, December 12, at Mojo’s. Tickets for both gigs are on-sale now from Moshtix.

HELD HOSTAGE

The Bakery will be taken hostage come Friday, October 29, when the guys at Death Disco bring one of the world’s best electro and dubstreet producers to our doorstep. Hailing from the UK, Hostage is a master of remixes, having previously recreated tunes from the likes of La Roux, Pharoahe Monch and AC Slater. Perth will get a taste of Hostage’s mad skills when he touches down next month, with support from Anton and Andrei Maz plus other special guests. Tickets are on sale via nowbaking.com.au.

TWO HOP

Two of hip hop’s finest will be joining forces to wow Perth this summer.Yes, Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae are hitting our limestone shores to play together at Villa on Saturday, November 20. Jean Grae (Cake Or Death, New York City), otherwise known as Major Woody, Da Easter Bunny, romanced us when she rendezvoused with Talib Kweli on his recent Australian tour and now she’s back to finish what she started. While Pharoahe Monch is renowned for his complex, tonguetwisting, rapid-paced rap; breaking ground as one half of Organized Konfusion and the man behind the underground classic Internal Affairs. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 4, from moshtix.com.au.

You may never have heard his name but Gary Puckett was a king in the music scene in the ’60s, responsible for tracks such as This Girl Is A Woman Now, Young Girl and Over You. Seemingly obsessed with women and his relationship with them, Puckett grew up in Washington, and played with a variety of bands before finding his niche with The Union Gap. During his illustrious career, Puckett has performed for Prince Charles and the President of the USA and this November, he’ll take to the stage at the Regal Theatre in Perth on Friday, November 19, to prove why he’s a living legend. Tickets for this special one-off show are on sale now from Ticketek.

SPEED FREAK

“I love the smell of gasoline in the morning; smells like victory...” Yes folks; the festival that sticks two fingers up at speed cameras and traffic cops is back – The Festival Of Speed. The boys in the pit lane have just announced their official line-up for 2010, and its nought to 60 in 1.5 litres of cider. Topping the bill will be an appearance from F1 speed-king Mark Webber, who will do a few laps in his Red Bull F1 car. Joining him will be vintage cars, super bikes, extreme rally demo, V8 supercars and a whole host of other burnt rubber. The event will be held at Wanneroo Raceway on Sunday, Novermber 28, and tickets are now available from festivalofspeed.com.au.

Musicians and creatives could all do with a bit of legal advice now and then, but the hefty price tag that advice so often comes with, it’s more of a hassle than a help. However, for two days during the One Movement music festival this October, a ‘pop up’ legal service, PULP, run by Creativelegal, will provide legal advice on the spot, with longer sessions available by appointment. Creativelegal is a specialist legal practice that works with people in the creative industries – writers, artists, filmmakers, musicians and the like. Head to the Barre Café entrance of His Majesty’s Theatre on Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8, to check out PULP, or email contact@creativelegal.com.au for more information.

YES WE CAN-ADA

Apart from eating maple syrup on bacon, Canada has many awesome traditions, including a love of great music. This is something they share with Australia - both countries punch way above their weight in terms of great music. So what better reason than to host a joint Canadian/ Australian music night? Maple Syrup will be an incredible night of music recognising the burgeoning relationships between Australian and Canadian acts. Australia will be represented by Sydney’s Dead Letter Chorus - who recently toured Canada - and Brisbane’s Drawn By Bees. Then there’s Jeff Martin, and one of Canada’s most successful pure rock bands The Trews, as well as country troubadour Matthew Barber, Colin Moore and the psychedelic rock of Final Flash. Head to the Fly By Night on Saturday, October 9, for the Maple Syrup musical showdown. Tickets from flybynight.org. Doors open 7pm.

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Keith Richards is undoubtedly the Lord Byron of rock. His decadent zenith arrived in 1972, when strung out on smack in the romantic south of France he still managed to write classic songs for the Stones’ Exile On Main Street. Now fans can relive songs from the Exile tour in the film Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones. The film will be shown on big screens and features the 1972 tour and a special, cinema only interview with Mick Jagger recently filmed at The Dorchester Hotel in London. The footage was captured at four shows in Fort Worth and Houston, Texas on their 1972 North American tour promoting the Exile On Main Street album. The film will screen exclusively on Thursday, October 28, at Event Cinema in Innaloo. For bookings visit eventcinemas.com.au.

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PAUL KELLY The Man And The Movement

a craft – it’s more of a knack. But I think it just took me a long time to get my stride. Post did feel like a first record to me, in that I was finding my own little path there – I was a little bit more confident about what I was doing.That was 25 years ago and I have written a lot of songs since then, and some songs are just better than others and generally the ones that are any good tend to stick around. You find yourself playing them, so that’s really the test in the end as to which songs were any good and you stay connected to.

What began as some hastily scribbled liner notes for an album release quickly stumbled into a fully fledged memoir. Now Paul Kelly comes to Perth to launch How To Make Gravy at One Movement For Music, with a performance at Perth Esplanade on Friday, October 8, featuring Sarah McLachlan, Todd Rundgren, Kate Miller-Heidke and more. He then returns with his A To Z tour (to again celebrate the release of the book and the accompanying A To Z CD box set), playing four consecutive nights at The Astor from Wednesday, December 8 to Saturday, December 11. Paul Kelly is sitting in the Penguin offices in Melbourne, flicking through the pages of a memoir he was convinced he’d never write. “I never planned to write a book,” he professes, almost embarrassed. “It just happened.” How To Make Gravy is quite the tome, yet very clearly stands apart from the run-of-themill rock biography template. Written as a series of anecdotes weaved together by song titles, it’s the memoir you’d expect from Kelly; a man who has never subscribed to the trappings of rock’n’roll stardom (in part because, by his own admission, he never really was a rock’n’roll star). Referring to the book as his “mongrel memoirs”, How To Make Gravy traverses the life of the man who was always destined to be the outsider, but somehow stumbled into the role of Australia’s rock laureate at the turn of the 21st Century. Yes there are women and yes there is heroin, but they never seem to cloud the greater tale of the boy from Adelaide who decided he wanted to try his hand at songwriting. Eighteen albums into a career that started in 1981 with Talk (a record Kelly all but disowns to this day, along with its 1982 follow-up Manila) Kelly has managed to keep at the roaring coal face of popular music, whilst his contemporaries rapidly drop away and onto the heritage circuit. Indeed, national youth broadcaster triple j staged its own live celebration of Paul Kelly in 2009, starring Missy Higgins, Paul Dempsey, John Butler, Megan Washington and many more young performers. Not bad for a bloke who couldn’t even get arrested in the ’80s. Paul Kelly, it seems, has never been more relevant than now. Never losing sight of humility, Kelly is cautiously pleased by the swelling intrigue in his body of work, and his achievements. He’s given us a rare peek into his very private world with How To Make Gravy, but it’s a story long from complete – even if he’s not giving away any secrets. But patience, reckons Kelly, has always proved his secret weapon.

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I can only assume over the years you have had suggestions of writing a memoir, so why did you hold back until now? You’re right, it has been suggested a few times over the years, but I just haven’t been interested; it wasn’t something that even excited me. But I did get excited about what was happening when this started. Something about this structure freed me up I guess; if you set out to write a memoir or an autobiography then you automatically think ‘I’ve got to remember stuff and I’ve got to go back to birth, childhood, school days, blah blah’ and I’ve always had a really bad memory and have always been pretty conscious of that. In fact, I think that’s one of the reasons that made me a writer – at least when you’re writing you’re leaving some kind of record. I have always felt that in not having a great memory life always kind of slipped by, so the thought of trying to remember stuff and write a memoir didn’t appeal at all. But I realised with this structure I didn’t have to be comprehensive; as you get through the book and get to the end of the book there’s not much about my history or my school days at all in there. I hadn’t consciously left that in or out, but I just let the lyrics to the songs be my starting point – not wanting to explain the songs at all, but using them as points of departure for pieces of writing. So all I was trying to do in the end was make interesting pieces of writing and not write a comprehensive autobiography. I did it by following structure, and some kind of book resulted.

By JULIAN TOMPKIN Going back to the A To Z tour, what was it that finally tipped you over the edge and into writing what you’ve coined your “mongrel memoirs”? It first started when I was thinking about a booklet to go with the recording of the A To Z show, and that was going to be a box set with a number of CDs. I wanted to make a really nice booklet to go with these recordings, and that’s how it all started. I just started writing some notes on the songs and I thought if the song suggested a story or a memory or a jumping off point for talking about influences I would write it down, and I realised pretty early on that it was going to be much more than a booklet, and that it could be a book if I just kept going. And that’s the form in which it takes – it’s not a traditional memoir, rather a series of anecdotes. When you reached the realisation a book was being written what stopped you adopting the tradition memoir form? Well, I had the sense that the alphabetic structure would be an interesting way to write a book, and I certainly had no intention of writing a memoir and never have had. But I realised that sticking to this structure and letting the stories and pieces of writing unfold that it would become a memoir by accident, which I thought was probably a better way to go. 14

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Memories, even for people with good recollections, are always indeed subjective – how did you sort through the fact and fiction, and the mythical side of your persona? Through consulting, actually. With a lot of the family stuff I didn’t trust my memories, so I passed it around to my brothers and sisters to check some of my facts. Also, with my people that I have played with over the years, I sent it to

different members of the bands to check things. I am very lucky that Peter Luscombe, my drummer who I have been playing with since the early ’90s, has a phenomenal memory – a memory like an elephant. I’d say ‘what cities did we play in on the 1998 tour of America?’ and he can list them. He can even tell you what we had for dinner that night, and where we went to eat. So he was a great resource; I’d check everything with him. What also came in handy was from a pretty young age I was writing letters – I would often write home to friends, a couple of close friends I’d write to quite a lot – so I had records of some of those. As when I was travelling I would write and try to describe what was happening, so I did have some of those to help me remember stuff correctly. But it is a good question, because everyone does remember stuff differently – but I thought it was my duty to try and check as much as possible.

“A WRITER HAS TO START AGAIN EVERY TIME – I MIGHT NEVER WRITE ANOTHER SONG, AND I HAVE BEEN FEELING LIKE THAT FOR 25 YEARS. YOU CAN’T – WELL I CAN’T ANYWAY – KNOW WHETHER A SONG WILL HAPPEN… I HAVEN’T WRITTEN A SONG SINCE I STARTED WRITING THE BOOK – I HAVEN’T WRITTEN A SONG FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS, AND THAT’S PRETTY WEIRD. SO I AM BACK AT SQUARE ONE AGAIN.”

You are held up as perhaps Australia’s most important contemporary composer, and this book is destined to only further that perception. How does that sit for a bloke who started his musical life as a rebel of the punk school? A writer has to start again every time – I might never write another song, and I have been feeling like that for 25 years. You can’t – well I can’t anyway – know whether a song will happen. It’s not like that – I can’t go out to the shed for the day and come back with a song. I can’t go and turn on the tap or put the parts together. You have got to be ready; you need to turn up for work and you don’t know what’s going to happen. I haven’t written a song since I started writing the book – I haven’t written a song for two and a half years, and that’s pretty weird. So I am back at square one It’s common for people to reflect on their lives again. Everything else is background noise for me. as they reach old age, but you’ve jumped in I have got nothing; all I have got is a blank page. early. In the process of writing the book did you learn or uncover things about yourself that you Is that a frightening place to be? didn’t know? Three years ago I would have said that The main thing I discovered is I could was a frightening place to be, but at the moment I write a book. It’s a hard question to answer… It am curiously not worried – so that’s weird (laughs). was mostly enjoyable to write. My rough rule of Normally if I don’t write or haven’t written a song thumb was I don’t have to write about everything. I’ll feel peculiar and unsettled, but I just don’t feel I don’t really write about regrets – everyone has like that at the moment, and probably because the regrets and I have regrets – but a lot of my regrets book was such a big thing – a big labour. So I just are things I’ll keep to myself. It’s not that kind of think I am having a bit of a rest (laughs). book.You don’t regret all mistakes; I just thought I’d write about what I thought would be interesting You’re in a unique position with your to other people. This is my job, and I am writing songwriting in that you’ve managed to keep about aspects of my job. Sometimes people have control of it, including your copyright, and a warped view of pop music. constantly return with a fresh sound, while many of your colleagues from the ’80s are The typical band biography – or memoir – relying on the heritage circuit with songs of these days often glorifies infamous rock’n’roll yesteryear. Has there been engineering in that, vices such as drugs and sex, but in How To or has your fortune been pure chance? Make Gravy you have approached them with I have never had huge, massive success an understated civility, suggesting they are so I have never really had record companies merely part of a greater story. Did you have to really telling me what to do. I was pretty lucky in hold a steady pen, or is this aspect of your life that I had a record company early on, Mushroom simply a small part of a bigger story. Records, and they weren’t quite sure what I was My rule was just to write and see what up to – I didn’t lose them money. I didn’t spend happens, and then I would ponder ‘does that stay a lot of money making records and the records in or does that stay out?’. I didn’t want to write stuff always made a profit; and this was the ’80s when that would expose or hurt other people so I kept they were throwing big budgets around and I clear of that, and my test was ‘is this an interesting said ‘I don’t want a big budget’. I figured that out piece of writing’. There is a fairly common view of pretty quick, because a big budget is your money drug and heroin use amongst rock musicians – a anyway and you need to pay it back. And they tabloid view about what’s prevalent. But I have got were smart enough to say ‘okay, we’ll let’s leave this some different things to say about that so why not guy alone’, and for a while there I was just the guy in write it down? the corner they left alone. Anyway, we had period with some radio hits but a lot of the songs I play Like playing one of your old albums or flicking now, which people would call my popular songs… through an old magazine article, it must have they were nowhere near the radio at the time, they felt like you were writing about a different got popular somehow. I am not sure how they did, person sometimes… but they never got popular through commercial I don’t know if I have changed that radio. So there is a certain freedom from not much… having huge success. It can be a curse if you get it; you can find yourself boxed in by expectation so You have always maintained – and again do in I had some luck there, and I was probably a little the book – that your first two albums, Talk and stubborn as well. Manila, are faulty, and the real Paul Kelly starts with Post. Do you feel then that you were never And what can we expect from the next chapter a natural songwriter? of Paul Kelly’s mongrel memoirs? I am a pretty slow developer. I don’t There is absolutely no plan at the think things ever came that naturally to me, but moment. I feel a bit blank. It’ll just be live then again I don’t think songwriting is something performance for a while and I’ll just see if I start you can work at. I don’t think it’s really that much of getting some ideas and go from there. www.xpressmag.com.au


ONE CITY UNDER A GROOVE The X-Press Guide To One Movement THE 2010 One Movement Music Festival lineup is mammoth, in the true, prehistoric sense of the word. Over the course of three days, 60 bands will take to the stage, most appearing on Saturday and Sunday. It’s not often Perth is spoiled for choice and it begs the obvious question – who are you going to see to get value for your hard earned? LIAM DUCEY took to the lineup with a fine tooth comb and found a few gems that are definitely worth your attention. The best way to look at the One Movement festival is to see it as an opportunity to put yourself out of your comfort zone. Let’s face it, we all have our favourite festival bands, but that’s not really the point of One Movement. So this year, take a risk and expose yourself to bands you wouldn’t normally see. There’s no real need to see most of the Australian bands at the festival – you can guarantee nearly all of them will be back within a year of the festival. No, this is the kind of festival to broaden your horizons. Certainly the best looking band of the festival, Biuret are a Korean three piece, led by the quite frankly smokin’ Hye Won Moon. Playing at The Esplanade on Sunday, they’ve got the rare ability to deliver what is essentially pop music with a real rock and roll edge – just remember to keep an eye on your boyfriend. Rock and Roll might be a Western construct, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been embraced by the East. India’s The Circus, playing the Asia Sounds showcase at the Belgium Beer Café on Saturday at 11.30pm, are about to drop their debut album, and their razor-sharp, fast and furious blasts of rock and roll will blow more than a few faces off. This festival isn’t all about rock and roll, mind you. Malaysian electro-pop goddess ZE! Has opened for Chicks On Speed and Afrikan Boy, and with an eye for fashion – she’s headlined fashion events by Reebok, Adidas and Vice Magazine – each one of her shows is like a catwalk event. It certainly helps that her disco fever is damn contagious as well. Jonneine Zapata has the look of a lady who knows exactly where she’s going, and god help you if you get in her way. Her debut album, Cast The Demons Out, recalls PJ Harvey at her most destructive moments. She was invited to open for The Raconteurs last year, and she’s definitely my pick to check out on Sunday at the Esplanade. Now if you are going to see some Australian bands, at least go for the less obvious choices. Personally, I’d recommend Richard In Your Mind and Kyu, bands that are definitely headed places but are flying under the radar at the moment. Trust me…you won’t regret it.

MUSEXPO ASIA PACIFIC

This is what One Movement’s all about – where the spotlight turns on the best and most successful in the business, and gives music industry hopefuls an insight into how they too can become a major player! With dozens of conferences spread over four days – Thursday, October 7 until Sunday, October 10 – One Movement’s MUSEXPO Asia Pacific will convert the Parmelia Hilton into global music HQ as delegates and speakers fly in from the four corners of the globe. The conferences will cover the full gamut of the music biz, from publishing and licensing to touring, management, digital media and how to get big in Japan! Kicking off on the Thursday, MUSEXPO Asia Pacific launches straight into the thick of it at 9.15am with The Future Of The Global Music Business, featuring music experts such as China’s Gary Chen, founder of Sire Records Seymour Stein and Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter. Later that day the spotlight will turn to music in film, TV, games and consumer brands at 2pm with The Monetisation For The Artist & Song In Visual And Brand Entertainment, featuring Xbox and Microsoft’s Kyle Hopkins and Scott Schorr from Lazy Bones Productions. Then on Friday from 11am Molly Meldrum will host music’s finest maverick Todd Rundgren, who’ll disclose how he has always kept ahead of the pack. For full details, and to register as a delegate, head to onemovementmusic.com.

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Do you think the event’s location adds anything to One Movement – would it be just as good, would it provide the same opportunities in any other city? That is hard for us to answer as we have only been to Perth in Australia, but we enjoy Perth and assume that it would offer as much as other Australian cities.

Biuret

Q AND A Korean pop-rock band Biuret have been the focus of a lot of international buzz and were the overall winners of the Sutasi 2009 Pan-Asian Music Search, a competition to find the best contemporary act across Asia How did you find out about the One Movement festival – was it recommended by other artists? Our international management company told us about and it and thought it would be a good opportunity for us. What influenced your decision to sign up for One Movement – was there one distinct reason or a range of influences, and if so what were they?

What influenced your decision to sign up for One Movement – was there one distinct reason or a range of influences, and if so what were they? The fact that it was a chance to play at a reputed international festival, and to have a chance to showcase our music to another market were the main reasons behind us signing up for the one movement festival. What do you hope to gain from the exposure the event will provide? Actually, we just hope to get exposure and we are taking this more as a learning experience for the band than anything else, we hope to learn as much as we can from this festival. Melbourne electro-pop weirdos Richard In Your Mind have been compared to Beck, but their latest album My Volcano also recalls the perfect pop of Pavement while including slices of electro and Beatle-esque melodies. What influenced your decision to sign up for One Movement – was there one distinct reason or a range of influences, and if so what were they? Last time we were in Per th we

This year you too can be a part of the Industry Showcases, which will take place in many unique locations around the city. Rub shoulders with the who’s who of music by snapping up a Gold Pass. The Gold Pass gives you access to the Weekend Festival, where you can enjoy artists from around the world on the Perth Esplanade, and will also give you access to all of the showcases – more than 25 events over five nights. Venues include the parking areas behind the Amplifier Bar and Dilettante Pour Homme et Femme, plus Amplifier and Capitol, Wolf Lane Carpark (a highlight of 2009) and the Belgian Beer Café. Catch showcases from EMI Australasia with acts such as MIYAVI (Japan) and Australia’s Pez, 360, Operator Please, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Papa Vs Pretty and Miami Horror, while The Dew Process showcase will feature new Australian favourites Guineafowl, Ernest Ellis and Delta Spirit alongside great US singer songwriter, Ben Kweller. X-Press’ not-to-miss showcase of some of Perth’s top local talent happens on Wednesday, October 6, at Amplifier and features Drapht, Voltaire Twins, The Joe Kings, The Chemist, Young Revelry and Split Seconds. Also catch showcases programmed by Canadian Music Week, RTR, Dew Process, Liverpool Sound City, Triple J Uneathed and many more. Head to onemovementmusic. com for full details, plus info on the Gold Pass. Australia’s highest circulating Street Press

We had such a great experience last year, the people of Perth were very warm and friendly and they seemed to like our music and the industry professionals were very nice also and seemed very interested in all the music.

A focus of the discussion series this year is technology and the challenges and opportunities convergent technologies like the Kindle and the iPad bring. It’s certainly an exciting time to be an artist, are you finding convergent technologies are opening up new What do you hope to gain from the exposure doors or just creating more problems? the event will provide? We are very happy with the new Firstly we hope that many music changes and opportunities that new technology loving people get to see our shows and enjoy brings. our music and secondly that as many agents and promoters get to see us play and book us The festival has an extremely diverse lineup – for more international festivals and shows, that anyone you’re really looking forward to seeing way we can let more music loving people know perform? about us. Grinspoon and Karnivool. amongst industry professionals is a chance to understand and learn as much about the industry as possible, both of which are crucial to the becoming of an artist.

The Circus are a young band from India intent on making a name for themselves playing whip-smart, fast rock and roll, something that is usually the domain of Western bands. How did you find out about the One Movement festival – was it recommended by other artists? We found out about the one movement festival from our manager, who’d told us about Pentagram(India) playing there, and when we got an offer to play there, it was like a dream come true.

How do you view the event yourself – is it just a chance to play at a festival among a pretty diverse lineup of bands, or do you have an interest in the industry discussion side of the festival? It is great to be playing in a festival with so many different bands from around the world and bands we have never seen or heard before in Korea but the industry discussions are difficult for us because of language - we leave that to our managers.

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Do you think the event’s location adds anything to One Movement – would it be just as good, would it provide the same opportunities in any other city? Well we have never been to Australia before, so this is not really a question we are equipped to answer, but we are really looking forward to heading down to Perth. How do you view the event yourself – is it just a chance to play at a festival among a pretty diverse lineup of bands, or do you have an interest in the industry discussion side of the festival? We have an interest in both the things, to play at a festival with such a diverse range of artists is a dream come true, and a chance to be

A focus of the discussion series this year is technology and the challenges and opportunities convergent technologies like the Kindle and the iPad bring. It’s certainly an exciting time to be an artist, are you finding convergent technologies are opening up new doors or just creating more problems? We think convergent technologies are doing a great deal of good for the independent artist, they are removing corporate dependency and increasing the contact directly between artist and listener. They place a larger emphasis on the artist’s live performance, as it is easier to make music today with all the technology available and the only true way to judge a band is the live experience, so music is truly coming to a full circle with all the technology available. The festival has an extremely diverse lineup – anyone you’re really looking forward to seeing perform? We’re really looking forward to see ZE!, Biuret and Raghu Dixit, whose performances should be a delight to watch.

had the best time ever, it was possibly the greatest day and night of our respective lives. There was breakfast bacon, beach Cornettos, Bacardi in the spa, a Japanese feast and a group realization about the power of true friendship. We hope to recreate this experience whence we return to your beautiful city.

A focus of the discussion series this year is technology and the challenges and opportunities convergent technologies like the Kindle and the iPad bring. It’s certainly an exciting time to be an artist, are you finding convergent technologies are opening up new doors or just creating more problems? Technology is cool. But so is vinyl. I would like to design a Richard In Your Mind What do you hope to gain from the iPhone app. Maybe a game where you run exposure the event will provide? around and kill people with a sitar. We just hope people enjoy our music and have a good time and maybe even The festival has an extremely diverse lineup give us some pot. – anyone you’re really looking forward to seeing perform? Do you think the event’s location adds Cloud Control anything to One Movement – would it be just as good, would it provide the same opportunities in any other city? Perth is pretty and warm and that makes for a sweet festival in my books. How do you view the event yourself – is it just a chance to play at a festival among a pretty diverse lineup of bands, or do you have an interest in the industry discussion side of the festival? Personally, I’m not interested in the industry stuff but I’m stoked we get to hang out with some of our good friends from other bands like the John Steel Singers and some other dear dear pals.

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SUZANNE VEGA Close Up And Personal

After 25 years and seven million album sales, Suzanne Vega is taking charge of her career.Over the course of four releases that has been titled the Close-Up series, she will be taking a retrospective look at her career and reinventing many of her most loved tunes in a stripped down fashion. CHRIS HAVERCROFT reports. So keen was Suzanne Vega to ensure the four albums that would make up the Close-Up series would be released, she started her own record label. Ironically, when word spread of the project she had offers from companies who wished to purchase the recordings; but Vega was keen to keep ownership and control of each of the new works. “I really wanted to reinterpret the songs in a more acoustic way,” Vega says, when

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considering why she didn’t take a more traditional approach to the retrospective series. “Partly because there has always been a small group of fans who like it [stripped back and acoustic], and people would always have the original recordings that they could go back to.” The veteran musician was keen to make these re-workings extremely intimate sounding records that would have their own aesthetic. Ever since the ‘huge crash’ of 2008, Vega has been performing in a more minimalist fashion as it is the format that makes the most sense in the current economic climate. “No one has a big budget and everyone has their own equipment, so the simpler your recording is the more quickly you can upload it to your fans,” she explains. “It really seams to be the aesthetic lately. “The live shows are constantly in flux and in progress, so this is an extension of that. It is not the first time that I have looked back on the 25 years and thought ‘oh my god, look at these songs’, as I tend to look back every time I perform. So there haven’t been any wild surprises, but there have been some happy rediscoveries.” The first instalment Close-Up Vol 1: Love Songs surfaced in June to a favourable response, and with Close-Up Vol 2: People & Places about to drop, and containing new interpretations of Luka, Tom’s Diner and New York Is A Woman, there is bound to be a renewed interest in the folk singer. The latest album places the songs in a new context at times reading like a collection of letters to the city of New York. “After Lou Reed wrote about New York, and Frank Sinatra sang about New York, I was a bit nervous putting out my last album,” Vega explains. “It is not probably the same New York as Lou Reed’s is, but he is not a single mother raising a daughter. My world overlaps with his, I certainly run into him here and there, but I know New York in an intimate way. I have lived in all of the slums of New York and that gives you a different perspective. “New York is always going to reinvent itself and be upwardly mobile and go through its changes. It will have its horrible moments and its glorious moments. I think that is just the fate of the city - it can’t help itself. It is a big, glorious thing.”

Little Red

The dapper lads from Little Red will touch down in WA this weekend for shows at the Prince Of Wales in Bunbury on Friday, October 1, and The Astor on Saturday, October 2. Ahead of their arrival, EMMA BERGMEIER caught up with Quang Dinh to talk about life, the universe and near death experiences. After a busy couple of years touring, Little Red returned to the Australian charts in early September with their sophomore effort, Midnight Remember, presenting listeners with a more rounded and mature sound than they’re known for. An optimistic outing, Midnight Remember is remarkably different to the band’s debut, which may or may not have something to do with a recent brush with death. After their last gig in Perth, the Little Red lads hopped a plane for Adelaide, encountering some terrifying turbulence in the

process, as Quang Dinh explains. “It was pretty frightening,” he laughs when probed about the incident.“I was hungover and was trying to get to sleep with my eyes half open and then I saw this orange flash of light go through the whole plane and then there was this loud crack. Nobody knew what it was but it wasn’t fun! We were in our ascent and so after we got struck we levelled out and we were all a little bit worried that we were going to go down. The captain kept us waiting for about 10 minutes then over the speaker he said ‘ladies and gentlemen, as you may know we’ve been struck by lightning and it seems like it’s the only bolt of lightning in the sky, so we’re just going to turn round. Not to worry’. After that, every time I fly I feel like it’s going to go down. “I’m a fan of that show Air Crash Investigations, so I was trying to figure out what I should do. They give you a lot of tips on that show – like if you have a leather jacket you should put it over your head and you’ll avoid a fireball or if you go down, ask the hostesses for lots of blankets and cushions to soften the impact. If we were plummeting down I would have scrambled for some pillows or a leather jacket but I was too hungover to really realise what was going on.” So was it this near death experience that inspired the title and optimistic sound of the new album? “After that incident one of the suggestions going around for the album title was Life Is Precious And Sweet but we didn’t go with that. We were actually serious about that title but a few people vetoed it because it sounded too Christian rock band.” “[The new sound] wasn’t a conscious thing at all. Obviously we wanted to write better songs and having listened to a lot of music between Listen To Little Red and Midnight Remember, we had a broader idea about what makes a good song. I think these songs are different just because we were listening to different things and because we didn’t just want to do the same thing again, that would have been boring for us and boring for everybody else.” With producer Scott Horscroft in tow, Little Red entered the studio earlier in the year with hopes to make an album unlike anything they’ve created before. “I loved working with him,” Dinh says of his relationship with Horscroft. “He’s like a fast steam train and you want to get on board. He works really hard and he plays really hard. Making this album was a real adventure and I think he encouraged it.”

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PANTERA Reissuing The Steel When Pantera came roaring out of Texas 20 years ago with CowboysFromHell,theymadean immediate, brutal impression, combiningthepureaggression of hardcore with the technical brilliance of thrash metal.LIAM DUCEY spoke to former singer Phil Anselmo about the Rhino Records 20th anniversary rerelease of the album most fans consider the birth of the true Pantera; Cowboys From Hell. It is safe to say Pantera folk-lore will not be kind to Phillip Hansen Anselmo. His much publicised falling out with Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell at the turn of the century, followed by Dimebag’s murder on stage in 2004 which intensified the the subsequent spat with Paul,

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has left most fans pointing the finger squarely at him for the demise of one of metal’s most powerful forces. Like Anselmo would give a shit – his fuck-off attitude is well documented enough, coming through loud and clear on all Pantera albums. Speaking from New Orleans about the mammoth Rhino Records reissue of Cowboys From Hell, Anselmo talks a lot like he sings on the album – gravel-voiced, with not an ounce of bullshit and an overt feeling of aggression. “I think it was a known thing all along, when I first joined the band, that we wanted to move in a more aggressive direction.” Anselmo says, with his thick New Orleans accent reducing every world to a languid, gravely drawl. “We killed that image in terms of the heavy metal singer with long hair and whatnot. Back in the day if a dude was bald in a band he was probably standing in the background somewhere and he was the drummer. I was sick of that whole fucking thing, and I took the hardcore influence that was my life at the time and I bought it to heavy metal, so that was a big fuck you.” Anselmo himself admits the band knew they were going places – they just didn’t know where, and how soon it would happen.The injuries Anselmo sustained on the Cowboys From Hell tour would contribute to the demise of the band, but Phil has no regrets. “Did I think it was going to be a ground breaking album? Fuck no. I had no clue it would be revered the way it was today. I took nothing for granted. I knew we were a very good band. Once we recorded that album, there was no more just being popular regionally. We were a small fish in a big ocean again, and touring for that was strenuous but very, very rewarding.’’ However if you think the reissuing of Cowboys From Hell has healed old wounds, you would be sorely mistaken. While most fans point the finger at Anselmo, it sounds like neither Phil nor Vinnie are keen to kiss and make up anytime soon. “No I have not patched things up with Vince, but once again I gotta respect his decisions,” Anselmo says with a noticeable sigh, “no matter what they are. There’s not one of us that can judge what Vince is going through and I’m definitely not going to do that. I’m very sympathetic to where life has taken him but truth be told, my door is always open. If that day comes, my door is open. We’ll see.”

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SOILWORK Dirty Deeds Gothenburg melodic death metalpioneersSoilworkturned up the volume with their recent release of The Panic Broadcast. Guitaristandfoundingmember Peter Wichers tells about the album that signals his return to the longstanding Swedish outfit. JESSICA WILLOUGHBY reports ahead of the band’s performanceattheRosemount Hotel on Thursday,October 28. “I hadn’t actually thought about coming back until the guys physically asked me,” guitarist Peter Wichers speaks broadly about his return to Swedish metallers, Soilwork. “In my mind it was over. I didn’t think the band would ask me again either because they all know I am the type of guy that once I make up my mind, that’s it. And, after the years apart, I finally knew where I wanted to take Soilwork.” It has been half a decade since the influence of Wicher has reverberated through the string section of these iconic Gothenburgfusion rockers. Leaving in 2005 to tackle personal issues and a bout of extreme exhaustion, his departure signalled the end of an era as the outfit took a controversial step towards the more ‘basic’ melodic hues of the genre. But, after taking two steps back with Wicher’s replacement Ola Frenning on their previous effort, the ironically titled Sworn To A Great

Divide (2007), the lads from Soilwork felt it was time to take a giant leap into the beyond. Making a tentative offer to the band’s former founding member in late 2008 to rejoin their ranks, Wicher felt the time was right to make his return. “I felt like after my last album, Stabbing The Drama (2005), I didn’t know where I wanted to go musically with Soilwork,” he explains.“That was the first time I had ever felt like that as a musician. I didn’t really want to force it; this stuff just needs to come naturally. That, coupled with the amount of touring we were doing, said to me it was time to leave. “I was very fortunate to still be really busy with a lot of producing work and other musical projects in the past five years, though none were as heavy as Soilwork. I’d never lost touch with Bjorn (Strid, vocals); we were even thinking of doing a project on the side because we felt we had such a good working relationship. The whole band are my good friends, you know? When you spend that many years around people, you create a special bond with them. So it wasn’t hard to say yes when the guys called me about rejoining.” Now, after the release of their eighth studio album, The Panic Broadcast, the sextet have not so much strived to re-invent the wheel – but have taken the opportunity to re-invent themselves. “I felt that this record had to sound better than the last; but that’s just my personal view,” Wicher tells of their latest. “After I left, and evening in Stabbing days, everything was probably a little bit safe for me. We had seemed to lose that intensity a bit. But this album really brings it back. I also saw this as an opportunity to step up to producing duties for the band because I was confident that I could give Soilwork the sound we wanted. I think we were able to pull it off.”

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PASSENGER

THE HOLY SEA

Calling on some noteworthy local connections in an attempt to make a name for himself in Australia, UK acoustic-folk troubadour Passenger’s recently released album Flight Of The Crow features several of our nation’s most popular and prodigious musical talents. JENNIFER PETERSON-WARD dissected the collaborative process with the talented singer-songwriter ahead of his performance at The One Movement Festival on Saturday, October 9.

Ten years ago a band drifted onto the WA music scene that would threaten to challenge TheTriffids’unwaveringtenure as this city’s doyens of poetic rock. But The Holy Sea would prove short lived.Now based in Melbourne, JULIAN TOMPKIN speaks with frontman Henry F. Skerritt of the band’s rebirth with Ghosts Of The Horizon. They playThe Bird on Saturday, October 2, and Fremantle Arts Centre on Sunday, October 3.

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When Brighton-born singer-songwriter Passenger embarked on a journey halfway around the world 12-short months ago, his task at hand – to craft an entire album of collaborations with Australian musical luminaries – seemed beyond his reach. Given his limited list of local contacts, probable scheduling problems and the sheer amount of time required to co-record songs (not to mention the potential ego clashes), Passenger’s project may very well have failed to see the light of day if it wasn’t for one simple fact – he could already count some of our best and brightest musical stars, including the likes of Lior, Josh Pyke, Katie Noonan and Kate MillerHeidke, amongst his circle of friends. Commencing with jaunty opener Shape Of Love, which employs the harmonising talents of Australia’s new favourite folkfivesome Boy & Bear right through to swooning lead single Golden Thread, which features the keening falsetto courtesy of rising indie-pop superstar Matt Corby (celeb-savvy readers may remember Corby from his Australian Idol days),

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Passenger’s third LP Flight Of The Crow utilises his Antipodean pals in a variety of ways, from unobtrusive backing vocals through to fullfledged duets. “Coming together with each of the artists was different in each of the cases,” he explains. “I had toured with both Lior and Josh Pyke prior to starting the project, so they were on board from the really early stages. “Some of the younger artists I had heard whispers of back in the UK, but others I literally had heard for the first time on the nights I approached them with my hopes for the project. Luckily, everyone I wanted involved was up for it and jumped on board with very little hassle.” Although he wrote each of the 12 songs himself, Passenger explains that bringing the assortment of artists into the studio certainly helped unleash his tunes’ fullpotentials. “Whether they saw the song’s meaning as something completely different, or just a slight variation, having another artist bring their own unique interpretation to the table was wonderful,” he says. Embarking upon a massive national tour in support of Boy & Bear, which includes a special stop-over in Perth for The One Movement Festival, Passenger explains that he isn’t the slightest bit nervous in showcasing his stripped-back acoustic-folk tunes unaccompanied. “When it comes down to it, I wrote each of the songs myself,” Passenger concludes. “In the back of my mind I always knew I would have to perform them solo. Although I’m grateful and honoured to have had the help from the other artists, strictly speaking these are my own stories and the passion and emotion to convey is solely my own.”

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“I had really given up music when I left Perth,” Henry F Skerritt says, down the line as he prepares to return to his hometown stage, “it was one of those things, for me, that I had finished with and I had run out of steam and ideas.” The year 2000 will be remembered for many things; none so much as the world didn’t in fact meet its apocalyptic (and technological) finale. When the clock ticked over into the 21st Century we were very much alive and well and living in a world that couldn’t yet know the doom that would engulf it towards the end of 2001. And 2000 was also the year that Henry F. Skerritt and his band The Holy Sea would release a debut album that would incite the superlatives from many a music scribe around the country. Born of the foreboding breadth carved by names such as The Triffids and Nick Cave, Blessed Unrest was the perfect antidote to a world seemingly in cruise control – with equal shades of haunting and beauty. But, as history frequently so cruelly decrees, it would prove the right album for the wrong time. By 2001 The Holy Sea would be no more. Packing up for Melbourne, where he has since worked as an art gallery curator,

Skerritt assumed his songwriting days were done. “I couldn’t work out what is was I did,” he reflects. “I couldn’t work out my own voice, and I was really struggling with that.” By 2003 Skerritt unexpectedly found himself penning songs again, albeit for home consumption. But by 2005 he wandered back onto the stage, alongside then fellow up-andcomer C.W. Stoneking; a gig that would reignite Skerritt’s drive as a songwriter and performer. It was time to rebuild The Holy Sea. Seven long years after Blessed Unrest, A Beginner’s Guide To The Sea would mark a mighty return, matured yet distilled with the gloomy folk rock the band so embodied with its debut. The band would later be invited by Nick Cave himself to perform at All Tomorrow’s Parties in both Melbourne and Sydney, and Skerritt would soon uncover a fresh inspiration that would come to inform his future as a songwriter and his new album Ghosts Of The Horizon – Australia. “Everyone does love songs; everyone does songs about breaking up – and I really started asking what makes my songs my songs,” he concludes. “After Beginner’s Guide, which was a really personal, revealing set of songs, I didn’t want to do that again so the flash for me was Australia and its past: ‘how can I be personal about history – how can I take historical figures who shaped who we are but kind of keep them deeply personal and humanised’? That kind of history of Australia started to impress upon us. I now knew what I needed to do.”

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BOY & BEAR

So Frenchy, So New York

Grrreat Expectations

Australia’s love affair with France shows no signs of abating. And now two of that country’s finest pop assets,in Émilie Simon and Melanie Pain (of Nouvelle Vague), bring a dose of Gaulish charm to The Rosemount Hotel this Sunday,October 3.JULIAN TOMPKIN parle avec Émilie Simon. Oui oui.

Following a meteoric rise to fame, the buzz of excitement surrounding Boy & Bear’s every musical move suggests the talented indie-folk fivesome might just be the luckiest young band playing the local circuit at present. JENNIFER PETERSONWARD got the lowdown on the high-points of a tumultuous 12-months from keyboardist/mandolinist/ banjoist extraordinaire Jon Hart, ahead of their performance at the One Movement Music Festival on Saturday, October 9.

It’s an irony lost on most – including the French. Here is a country at the crossroads, ripping itself to shreds and flirting with another May 1968. A country where the corpse of ‘liberté, egalité, fraternité’ was dumped into the Seine when President Nicolas Sarkozy decreed he was exiling much of France’s Roma population to Romania – themselves citizens of the EU. But in the face of concrete adversity, France’s image as the romantic and cultural utopia appears as unshakable as the foundation of that big iron tower plonked on the Champ de Mars. Indeed, the Anglo-Saxon world – along with much of the remainder of the globe – remains intoxicated by the lure of France. Many a Mother’s Day has been saved by the endless pulp of memoirs of middle-aged

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women who move to Paris desperate for verve and love – and who all eternally end up in the taut arms (and jeans) of some sensitive Parisian named François, who also happens to own a million dollar Parisian pad in le Marais and cooks a mean coq au vin. Similarly, the So Frenchy So Chic album compilations have made a mighty dent in Australia’s music market, racking up over 100,000 sales and introducing us to some lesser known yet intriguing French artists along the way (yes, they are still safe to cook to). Émilie Simon is one of those artists. Best known for her soundtrack to 2005’s hit film March Of The Penguins (La Marche de l’empereur), Simon’s star has gleamed bright in France since the release of her minimal electro selftitled debut in 2003, following in 2006 by Végétal. It was the 2006 compilation album The Flower Book, however, that would help introduce Simon to the English speaking world, and find her relocating to New York where she recorded 2009’s The Big Machine – an album which would see her abandon the computerised loops of previous albums and go back to basics. “I composed with the piano,” Simon explains of her latest album,“a little old school really, like the traditional way to compose. In the past I was more directly composing on the computer and using the electronic sounds, right from the beginning of the process. But this time I decided to do it another way, working on the songs’ melodies and structures for a long time, letting it breathe in my head. I used the computer as a production tool, rather than a composition tool. “I am French, this is my culture and this is part of my blood and my way of being, but I consider myself as a musician,” she concludes. “I moved to New York because as a person it inspired me, and I wanted to discover new surroundings. Every language has its own music and sound, and that’s how I use language.”

As one-fifth of the talented indie-folk outfit, Jon Hart, attests: Boy & Bear has trouble saying no. Between supporting folk-rock royalty Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons, recording covers and collaborations with everyone under the sun, making an appearance at just about every major festival this year and embarking upon their own headline tour, you’d be right in assuming the Sydney-born outfit just never stops. Even at the time of our interview, during their first three-week break after eight straight months on the road, Hart explains that Boy & Bear is planning on utilising every minute of their leisure time to full effect, hunkering down for a solid month of writing for their debut LP, expected to be released in early 2011. Although Hart admits the seemingly endless days on the road has, at times, taken its toll on the buoyancy of the young band, he maintains that enduring the strain and pushing through the pain is ultimately worth it. “When you get to the venue, see the

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people lining up and start to get into the zone prior to the show, it takes you to that place where you go ‘this is why I’m doing this’,” Hart asserts. “It’s tempting to get slightly self-indulgent when someone sends across a review and you read it, and that validation – when people say nice things – can be great, but the audiences at shows are the true music lovers so their encouragement is what really blows us away. For Hart, the high-point of the Boy & Bear journey so far has been his self-proclaimed “baptism by fire” at the Splendour In The Grass festival last August, when the Mumford boys “did something unnecessary” and invited the quintet onstage to join in a hoe-down of Roll Away Your Stone in front of a crowd of 20,000 punters. “I was walking off towards another tent and I got this phone call to say ‘get your ass back to the artist area, Mumford wants us to jump on stage in about an hour’,” Hart laughs. “That’s how planned it was – not at all. And when you get the call to go and get onstage with Mumford you get your ass back to the artist tent and you learn their song – fast.” With a storm of hype unwittingly built up around them and a popularity which appears to be growing exponentially (their Facebook page alone boasts more than 7,000 fans), these are exciting times for Boy & Bear. “ We’ve been really lucky,” Har t concedes. “In a word we’ve been spoilt.” www.xpressmag.com.au


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LEONARD COHEN Songs From The Road

THE HOLIDAYS Post Paradise

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Coming off the back of the success found during the release of 2008’s hallmark single Holiday, Sydney indie-popsters The Holidays have launched highly anticipated full-length debut Post Paradise, bringing exactly what the tune promised: sunny songs for the summer heat. Brandishing their bright and shiny style proudly, Post Paradise is full of the catchy hooks, which has seen the unique and easilyliked outfit regularly name-checked as one of the nation’s most promising new acts. Borrowing tricks from the commercial pop charts to craft songs with hooks and soul, their crazily fun indie-pop jams are alternately filtered with bongo-driven calypso rhythms, blissed-out surfer reverb and Jamaican dancehall beats, with uncluttered but muscular production, deft samples and smart rhymes. Exuberant-yet-still-elegant, this thoroughly infectious little record more than proves the talented outfit’s capability in crafting defiantly escapist music and celebrates indiepop’s endless sonic possibilities with a finely honed spirit of musical adventurism. _JENNIFER PETERSON-WARD

For someone who is a recluse, Leonard Cohen has spent a fair bit of time away from the view from his mountaintop of late. Since reconvening touring after a fifteen year exile, Cohen has pushed out a steady stream of live recordings over the past two years. The latest Songs From The Road is a collection of songs and footage from his 2008-2009 World Tour. The gravelly voice of the 76 year old opens the disc with the statement “I don’t want you to be alarmed, I am going to start this thing up” to thunderous applause. His each lyric and utterance would be held in similar esteem and with good reason. Cohen never sounds like he is trying too hard and is still capable of making songs like Bird On A Wire drip with more emotion than most outfits muster in a whole career. The version of Chelsea Hotel from the Royal Albert Hall captures only the second time that this band had performed the song live. Cohen may have been known for his bleakness, yet the years have turned Hallelujah into a euphoric modern day classic. There is something magical about Cohen on the road ... feast on this until his arrival later in the year. _CHRIS HAVERCROFT

ROBERT PLANT Band of Joy

VARIOUS ARTISTS Mondo Inferno: Volume 2

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Since the demise of Led Zeppelin in 1980, Robert I t ’s difficult now to Plant has obstinately imagine what Per th ploughed for ward, nightlife would be like resisting the temptation without Deville’s Pad, the ultimate night-club destination for those who to reform Zep and rehash the past. Sometimes like their parties with a touch of class. This, the the results have been commendable – the club’s second compilation, is, like its predecessor, unfortunately titled single Big Log – sometimes subtitled A Selection Of Cool Rare Grooves From risible – the cod-rock of Manic Nirvana. When Around The World. And that, my friends, is a fitting he has glanced over his shoulder with Page and Plant’s Unledded and Walking into Clarksdale, description indeed. It’s unlikely that many outside of he’s always reinterpreted rather than parodied certain groups of aficionados are going to have Zeppelin’s legacy. On Band of Joy he prunes the musical ever heard the majority of the artists on this compilation; let alone the songs themselves, sound he developed with Alison Krauss on which span a variety of genres with a particular Raising Sand, fusing Appalachian folk with emphasis on Latin grooves. Plenty of sexy times bluegrass and dirty guitars. Standout tracks include the malevolent Monkey and catchy Angel right here. It must be said that these compilations Dance. The banshee howl that once are a very good idea indeed. Not only do they help to define the vibe of the nightclub that summoned Vikings from the Fjords has matured compiles them, they also expose the clientele into a warm whisper, but it’s laced with emotion to a variety of sounds outside the mainstream. and hoary tales of groupies and swordfish. Ole’ It’s these exotic flavours that help to make Perth Percy puts his corporate peers to shame; The Stones please take note. awesome. In summary, if you want familiarity, _STEPHEN POLLOCK don’t look here. If you want music to drink cocktails and have pornographic sex to at 5am on Sunday morning, get two copies.

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Perth produces so many If Dylan Moran’s acerbic archetypical indie-rock alter ego Bernard Black bands that if you want to was handed a steel string be noticed, you’ve really guitar and hands-free gotta have something harmonica, there’s a very good chance he’d turn out something like special happening. Musicianship, technical ability and production are important, but if the Richard Thompson. Whether petulantly critiquing vain songs aren’t compelling in the first place it’s a pop stars, snarling his personal aversion to wasted effort. Silent Republic’s debut EP is big on bankers or lamenting the big three losses of his life, Thompson continues his assault on human the aforementioned musicianship and technical folly and unpleasantness on new LP Dream Attic. ability, and the production is top-notch. The Recorded live with a four-piece band, problem, like so many bands, is that the songs the prolifically pessimistic songwriter’s 11 just aren’t compelling. There’s no energy to the brand-spanking new tunes explore all the worst record, nothing to set it apart. Album opener You Seek starts off aspects of human existence, played off against his usual sturdy, sing-along melodies and spry well enough, but doesn’t go anywhere, and that continues for the rest of the album. It’s like finger-picking excursions. Thompson unleashes some of the boarding an immaculate train, enjoying the most visceral guitar solos of his career on this aesthetics for an hour or so, and then getting new effort, cementing Dream Attic’s place off to discover you never actually left the station. Forget all the bells and whistles, music is meant alongside the best of his extensive catalogue. He may be the blackest, bitterest, to take you somewhere, and this EP left me bleakest folk musician performing today, but by rooted in the one spot. I’m sure the basis of something that god he’s good. Pour yourself a glass of red, light could be very good lurks somewhere in this a smoke and revel in his refuse. album, but I couldn’t find it. I hope Silent _JENNIFER PETERSON-WARD Republic can, eventually. _LIAM DUCEY

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Effer vescent young singer Eliza (Sophie Caird) Doolittle is one of the current UK buzz artists - in just under 12 months she has toured the country, hit the charts and as of now has released her debut self titled album. The playful former child stage actress has clearly learnt her chops with an ear for a buoyant melody and voice that is as expressive as it is sweet. You can see why Doolittle appeals to the masses with the cheeky Skinny Jeans, where she shares the tale of a partner whose only redeeming feature is their after dark prowess. Pack Up again shows Doolittle’s penchant for collages of vintage samples with a song that recalls the ‘50s without sounding dated. This is shimmery pop with a healthy dose of soul. Moneybox is likeable bubblegum and tunes like Rollerblades not as obvious but no less melodic. Doolittle sings about what it is like to be young and attractive in a modern day London and with her broad accent comes across as a Lily Allen with a less punchable head. A bright debut.

In a world where punk and metal bands are formed approximately every 35 seconds and disbanded every 27 seconds, you have to keep your eyes peeled. While all the cool bands are putting up their myspace demos Black Jesus aren’t having any of it. If you want their demo tape you’re gonna have to pony up five dollars of your hard earned. Now you might think you’re getting a raw deal, but consider the pedigree here. Black Jesus contains members of Extortion, Whitehorse, legendary ex-Perth spastics Jed Whitey, 731, Jaws, Delta Reds and Meatlocker. The music is, of course, suitably punishing, grim, frostbitten and brutal. It’s really excellent stuff and the recording quality on the unmastered version I heard – all the tapes have been mastered, don’t worry – was actually ok. So get the tape, and impress all your mates who don’t even know what cassettes are. Key Tracks: Black Jesus Saves, Atrocity Generator _LIAM DUCEY

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Well, let’s get down to business. Calling this an Australian ska and punk rock compilation isn’t really fair, because all but two of the seven bands featured – Project Mayhem, Prophet Margin, Rasta Coconut Allstars, The Bob Gordons, Surprise Sex Attack, The Accelerators and The Ska Vendors – are from Perth. They’re all reasonably good at what they do as well, although Project Mayhem seem to be the only band not heavily ska-influenced. Aside from that minor complaint, there’s one major issue. Most people think ska is bullshit, and while the songs on the album might convince them otherwise, the presentation is a punch in the face to the bands on the album. Punters have to pick the damn thing up to play it, and looking at that cover – go on, take a good hard look – you wouldn’t pick that up if the alternative was sticking your hand in a blender. The music on this album is legitimate – the packaging is pure visual cancer. You blew it, Projuice Records. _LIAM DUCEY

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE Harlem River Blues Bloodshot Records / Inertia

Justin Townes Earle may continue to wrestle with his demons as a recent stint in rehab underlines, but the stylish troubadour’s talents has never been in question. He may have recently relocated to New York City but Harlem River Blues is an album that is dripping with his roots. The Nashville born son of a gun sings his Harlem River Blues with a sense of authenticity that cannot be questioned. The often mordant Earle is well suited to the blues that he incorporates into this round of tunes. He is joined by Jason Isbell for the epic Rogers Park and Ain’t Waiting while Wanderin’ is his addition to the traditional travelling song. Earle’s recent tour around these parts (and adjacent islands) appears to have been immortalised during Christchurch Woman. Like the great storytellers before him, Earle understands how to tell a tale of the simple things like a pack of cigarettes and waiting for a beau in the rain. Earle is only a few albums in and is already heavily awarded. Harlem River Blues is his best one of the lot.

As a thoroughly white male from a relatively small country town, it took me a while to really get rap. Madvillain, the 2004 collaboration between producer and occasional MC Madlib and British-born, metal-mask wearing, supervillain obsessed rapper MF Doom – now just DOOM – helped no end. Madlib and DOOM crafted an album so dense, both lyrically and musically, it takes repeat listens to grasp the concepts. For example on Fancy Clown, MF Doom – as his pseudonym Viktor Vaughan – is rapping about his girlfriend cheating on him, and dissing the other guy. It’s pretty straight forward until you realise he’s rapping about his girlfriend cheating on him with MF Doom. For an album so dense, it’s also incredibly accessible. Madlib’s production is full of jazz beats and super-hero soundbytes, and the party tracks – America’s Most Blunted, All Caps and the Wildchild led Hardcore Hustle – are as big as anything on any commercial rap album. There are constant rumours of a Madvillainy 2, but until then pick this up and witness the genius of two guys at the top of their game.

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Fading stars will always do interesting things for work. Just look at the previously squeaky clean teenage songstresses who inevitably do a Playboy shoot to prove they’re all grown up and revive flagging interest in their careers. Reality TV might be the same thing. Steven Seagal – now more a laughing stock among movie fans than an action man – graces the small screen with Lawman. Few know Seagal’s a fully-qualified rozzer in his home state of Louisiana, and a reality crew follows him around as he goes through the daily motions of a workaday police officer. His icey stare is enough to put anyone off committing a crime. Gene Simmons, bassist for rock group Kiss, made a less successful version of The Osbournes, where a reality TV crew followed he and his family around their palatial home and daily lives. If you’re a reality TV fan, either one might be your bag. For stars of another kind, Stephen Hawking brings us Into the Universe, a huge, multi-layered documentary extravaganza than combines multi-million dollar special effects and CGI with real NASA footage to bring us one of the most fascinating pictures of the cosmos you’ve ever seen.

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Sound Spectrum: Tomorrow The World

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The folks at Ray-Ban have joined forces with Australia’s coolest bars, fashion boutiques and record stores to present Rare Prints/Rare Places, a campaign that invites fans of the brand to uncover hidden gems in their city using Twitter or Foursquare. Fifty unique venues have been selected for the promotion, and each location will display a ‘Rare Place’ poster. Uncover one of these posters then share the location using Twitter or Foursquare and you’ll be in the draw to win a framed copy to hang on your wall at home. The venue that generates the most support will win an official Ray-Ban wrap party to the value of $5000 and those who have supported the venue during the campaign will receive VIP, priority entry. Find out more at ray-ban.com.

You probably recognise Rhys Darby from his role as Murray the band manager on cult TV show Flight Of The Conchords. This October, Darby will step out of the small screen and on to the big stage at the Regal Theatre for It’s Rhys Darby Night, a stand up show that promises to amuse and excite all in attendance. An exsoldier of the New Zealand army, with ten years stand up experience, Darby’s live performances blend sound effects, characterisations and odd observations, all delivered with a delightful Kiwi accent. Catch Darby when he takes to the stage at the Regal Theatre on Thursday, October 21; bookings can be made through Ticketek.

WALK THIS WAY

It’s time to dust off your sneakers and leave the car at home because this Friday, October 1, is Walk To Work Day. Designed to help Australians find 30 minutes of exercise daily, Walk To Work Day is a national initiative, with workplaces and individuals across the country set to participate. Register your interest at walk. com.au and you’ll be in the draw to win one of two walking holidays in Tasmania or New Zealand, plus you’ll pocket a $25 Rockport voucher so that you can find the perfect pair of walking shoes.

Students from WAAPA’s composition and music technology course will unleash a sonic assault on the Velvet Lounge next week with Sound Spectrum: Tomorrow The World. Taking place from Tuesday, October 5, ’til Thursday, October 7, Sound Spectrum will feature performances of cutting edge music pieces plus audio visual works and sound installations. Kicking off at 3.30pm next Tuesday, the event will see performances of electroacoustic compositions, followed by new works for trumpet and electronics by Callum G’Frorer at 7pm, and guest DJ sets from WAAPA students at 9pm. The experimental sounds will continue on Wednesday, October 6, with a set by Ocean Of Sound at 5pm; a launch of the latest material on WAAPA’s music label at 6.30pm; and Stockhausen Serves Imperialism, a staff/student collaboration at 8pm. Guest DJs will once again wrap up the evening’s proceedings at 9pm. On Thursday, October 7, the Sound Spectrum will come to an end, following a performance by The Eclectic Music Collective at 4pm; student group And Tomorrow The World at 6pm; and new works by WAAPA’s composer in residence, Adam Trainer, supported by Kynan Tan and Cam George at 7.30pm. Entry for all these events is free, so be sure to pop in to the Velvet Lounge and have a listen.

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WA’s fashion community will rally together on Friday, October 15, to throw their support behind Fashion Fights Breast Cancer, a fundraising event set to take over Skatt salon in Mt Hawthorn. Featuring a runway show with garments from designers such as Belle Bijoux, Bernice Sara Swim and Resort, Poppy Lissiman and On Tour, Fashion Fights Breast Cancer will raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation while also raising awareness about cancer and the debilitating effects it has on families and individuals. Every year, 13,600 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed, but thanks to excellent research funded by organisations such as the National Breast Cancer Foundation, fatalities from the disease have decreased by 22 per cent in the last decade. Events such as Fashion Fights Breast Cancer raise vital funds to finance the search for a cure, so dig deep and support the hard work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Bookings can be made through Moshtix.

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Mavis Staples is at home in Chicago, but it is a rare domestic moment in a year that has brought many pleasant surprises. Not that she wasn’t ready for them. In a career that has spanned half-a-century and began with her beloved Pops as part of The Staples Singers, she has become a legend in R&B/gospel music, was proposed to by Bob Dylan in the late ‘60s and became a musical force in the American civil rights movement. So while taking the stage recently in Chicago at famed US alt-fest Lollapalooza may have seemed strange to Staples, she took to it with trademark gusto and won over an audience only vaguely aware of her greatness. Later in that set she was joined by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who has produced her new album, You Are Not Alone. For Staples this album is clearly a highpoint in what is

a stellar career. “I first met Tweedy in ’08,” she says. “We just sat in a restaurant and we talked. I felt after that I knew Jeff Tweedy. He let me into his life and he told me about his childhood and how he grew up listening to the Staples Singers, he was crazy about my father. He actually told me some things that he really didn’t have to tell me, but I was grateful that he was so honest and so truthful and let me into his life. He’s a free spirit and a very good spirit.” The album features songs written by the likes of Randy Newman, John Fogerty and Allen Toussaint, as well as by the late Pops Staples. Tweedy wrote Only The Lord Knows and the title track especially for Staples and it is clear she is honoured by it. “You know, I felt so special,” she says warmly. “I felt so special that this young man did that for me. We were at the Wilco loft, and he said, ‘Mavis I have this song, in my head, it’s not written but I have the title. It’s about people who feel alone, but they really are not alone because there are a lot of other people who feel the same way’. I said, ‘write it, Tweedy. Write it!’ He said, ‘I’m gonna write it for you Mavis’. Those were the last two songs we did for the record and as he sat there writing You Are Not Alone I could feel, I could just feel, where it was coming from. I could see it in his face, it was coming from his heart. He gave me a disc so I could just listen to the melodies, then the next day he gave me the lyrics. And I just screamed (laughs).” Staples, a gifted interpreter of others’ songs, has high praise for Tweedy’s abilities, but is especially taken with his talent as a lyricist. “ The way he can give words to music, he is a true poet,” she says. “I told him so many people would think it was written for them. We’re living in trying times and so many people have lost their homes, they’ve lost their jobs, they don’t know how they’re going to pay their rent, they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. So singing You Are Not Alone... I’m with you and others are too. That gives someone a reason to get up in the morning. It is one of the most beautiful songs that I have ever sung.” _ BOB GORDON www.xpressmag.com.au


THE TREE Burning Bush

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS Directed by Jay Roach Starring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement

Directed by Julie Bertuccelli Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Aden Young, Morgana Davies The central metaphor of French director Julie Bertuccelli’s rural Queensland-set family drama is right there in the title; The Tree is the family, both past and present. It both nurtures and harms, threatens and protects. It’s a little on the nose, sure, but Bertuccelli handles the story with such a deft touch and a clear eye, that it’s easy to forgive the somewhat belaboured allegory at the heart of the film. After the death of knockabout patriarch Peter O’Neill (Young), the various members of his young family rely on different coping methods; while his elder sons both try in different ways to assume the mantle of responsibility and his wife, Dawn, (Gainsbourg) slips into helpless depression, eight year old Simone (Davies) gets it into her head that her father’s soul now inhabits the giant Moreton Bay Fig tree that looms over their rustic house. However, the ancient tree’s spreading root system is threatening the family home, and local plumber George (Csokas) recommends the tree’s removal. Simone is naturally devastated, but is even more threatened by the tentative relationship that develops between George and Dawn. Bertucelli shoots the film with an outsider’s keen eye for cultural idiosyncrasy, bringing a freshness to familiar domestic scenes. Likewise, her camera is in love with the rural Australian landscape, lingering to pick out subtle details of immense beauty and poignancy, from a rich red sunrise to a flock of feeding parrots at dusk. If nothing else, The Tree is certainly a beautiful film to look at. But it’s the grounded characterisation that really sells the story. Gainsbourg paints a convincing portrait of grief and eventual recover y, while Csok as brings a subtle sensitivity to the part of good man who is cast in the villain’s role for the simple reason that he is not the sainted Peter. Having said that, top acting honours go to relative newcomer Davies as the precocious Simone. As the point of view character, she has to most of the emotional heavy lifting, and she does so with aplomb. It’s a remarkable performance,

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The Tree naturalistic and totally lacking in affectation. Th e re’s m o re t h a n a to u c h o f magical realism to the film. Although the truth about the tree is never explicitly stated, it is apparent that Simone absolutely believes in the presence of her father’s spirit, and moreover, other characters are shown to hold similar views. This is most directly illustrated in the scene where Dawn, after a branch from the tree crashes into her bedroom, chooses to share her bed with the limb rather than remove it. This metaphysical ambiguity is an interesting choice, and the film avoids tweeness by showing such beliefs to be both comforting and destructive. I t ’s this ambiguity and lack of judgment that sets The Tree apart from other family dramas. By not resorting to easy conclusions, Bertucelli has crafted a film that invites further contemplation, and thus one that is well worth your time and effort.

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Steve Carell and Paul Rudd were both shepherded to greatness under the Judd Apatow banner, so they’re well schooled in the realistic banter improv that makes comedies like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy great. Carell in particular has carved a very specific niche that he plays very well. A slight doofus while never stupid, kind of nerdy while not embarrassingly so, he’s like the slightly kooky single uncle of the family. You don’t laugh at him as much as with him – the pivotal aspect that made The 40 Year Old Virgin so good. So he’s completely miscast as the schmuck of the title as Barry, a socially inept tax assessor who makes a hobby of collecting dead mice and fashioning them into taxidermy scenes of love and happiness. Carell just doesn’t do unselfconsciously stupid very well. Worse still, we’re never sure of him – sure, he has a dumb streak, and he might just be bumbling but determined to help, but it all goes so disastrously wrong it comes across as mean, like he’s an idiot savant carrying out some grand sociological experiment on whatever poor sap he fixates on. The poor sap is Paul Rudd as Tim, hoping to impress at the finance company where he works and armed with a bold plan to move up. When he gets the attention of the higher ups, including a slightly creepy potential client for the firm (Little Britain’s David Walliams), there’s only one more bridge to cross to hit the big time. His boss (Bruce Greenwood) hosts a dinner once a month, and his attendees are expected to bring the biggest idiot they can find for the whole party to make fun of. Tim knows if he can nail it the promotion will be his. When he (literally) runs into Barry in the street, he thinks he has his man. His good-natured girlfriend is horrified but Tim is determined to go ahead with his plan in secret, grooming Barry for the position and

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trying to ignore his conscience. This is a remake of a French film and it’d be interesting to see how similar they are. The titular dinner isn’t until the climax of the film, and with almost two hours to fill the screenwriters take proceedings in all sorts of kooky directions. There’s a subplot of an ex beau of Tim’s who’s turned into a creepy stalker, Barry’s hilarious tax office boss Therman (Zach Galifianakis) and an entire midsection of Barry turning up at Tim’s place on the wrong night and leading him on a jealousy-fuelled wild goose chase, convincing Tim his girlfriend is sleeping with her artist client Kieran (Flight Of The Conchords’ Jemaine Clement). I t ’s purely plot mechanics 101 to join points in the narrative, and it feels contrived and falls flat. Thankfully, you’ll go to see it for the laughs and there are some genuine ones to be had, mostly at Carell’s hands when he’s on form (which isn’t always). Rudd is lackluster as his straight man, and far more kinetic actors would have given the relationship the zing it needed, like Jim Carrey in his heyday or Martin Short. When Apatow unleashes them with a script and a stage, Carell and Rudd are just two of the comic jewels of that particular crown. In this by-numbers studio effort, they’re just going through the motions with one eye firmly on the cheque. _DREW TURNEY

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SCREEN SCENE Perth’s Independent Film Community Wade K. Savage likes horror. “I think it’s a really accessible genre,” he says. “You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make an effective horror film if you know what you’re doing. You also don’t have to pay for really expensive talent. And it’s a really sellable kind of genre. You can get a film into Blockbuster or Video Ezy or something like that. Anyone will rent a good looking horror film despite the fact that they might not know who’s in it, who’s made it, or anything like that. I just think they’re very accessible, and if done properly they’re also commercially viable. That and the fact that, at the end of the day people just love being scared.” There was a time, not so very long ago, that Western Australian feature films were a topic of discussion more suited for cryptozoologists than cultural commentators. Western Australia has never been host to a prolific film industry, and we’d hit the point where the homegrown full-length movie had attained the status of an urban legend - something that a friend of a friend might have seen, but not a phenomenon ever actually witnessed firsthand. Certainly, Australia has produced a long list of great films, but they were all made somewhere else. Perth had to content itself with documentary series and children’s entertainment like Ship To Shore. Real movies simply did not happen here. But that’s just not the case anymore, and a new generation of filmmakers is emerging in WA, a young and hungry crew who are both business savvy and genre aware, and who see no reason they can’t carve out their cinematic visions right here. Guys like Wade, who describes his upcoming feature Playthings as a postapocalyptic horror film. “It basically deals with the collapse of society, and it’s about a young woman who takes refuge with a family of survivors in this big old house, and kind of endangers them further. It’s like a smart horror film with great female leads, but it’s also terribly violent. It’s a grassroots horror film in that regard.” Emerging director Jacob HolmesBrown is more coy about the narrative underpinnings of The Rag Witch, his feature debut. “It’s not so much a supernatural thriller; we’re calling it a period drama,

It’s an ambitious piece, and although markedly different in intent to Playthings, it has certain genre elements in common. According to director Michael John Henry, whose psychological thriller Blame has received rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, genre fare has an elemental attraction for lowbudget independent operators. “I think genre stuff has an in-built audience,” he muses. “And I think a lot of filmmakers are starting to reference that. It helps when you’re doing something with a thriller or a horror element to it; you’ve got people who enjoy those types of films. It’s going to help you find an audience, and it’s going to help you get into cinemas. I don’t quite know why there’s a resurgence. Australia used to be quite well known for its gritty dramas and some comedies, but there’s definitely been a resurgence of thrillers and horrors in the last few years. And I think that a lot of them have done pretty well at the box office, so maybe that has something to do with it. Audiences want to see this.” Savage agrees. “It’s slow going, but I think the pace of things is really changing for genre films. It’s a slow process, but you’ve got your funding bodies, Screen Australia

and ScreenWest, they’re kind of really changing their attitudes towards genre. It’s been a long ride to get there, but I think at the moment, and especially in the Perth scene, where there are lots of great genre films coming out, it’s really changing.” Henry also cites ScreenWest as a major source of support, saying, “ScreenWest I think is fantastic. I’ve dealt with other film bodies over the course of my career, and I thought ScreenWest were very, very supportive, very much focused on nurturing emerging filmmakers, and supporting the local crews as well, especially through the Independent Visions Fund, which we were funded through. That’s given out every year to one film, and they give a substantial amount of money for that film to be made. That’s unlike any state funding body in Australia, it’s quite unique and quite successful.” All signs point to a boom in WA feature production over the next couple of years. If these three are indicative of the kind of filmmaking talent currently emerging from Perth, unique and successful is only the half of it. _TRAVIS JOHNSON

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because it’s more about the perceptions that people have rather than involving magic or supernatural acts. The story centres around Marcus, a soldier who’s deserted from his military detachment, and whilst he’s on the run he falls into the hands of this powerful woman who calls herself The Witch. He’s offered a new identity and a new life by the witch, to escape from his past, and all the time his military detachment are hunting him down.”

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The Oats Factory will launch its first art exhibition, Porridge, on Saturday, October 9, at 69 Oats Street in Carlisle. Porridge will remain on display until Wednesday, November 10. Satisfy your appetite for art this October with The Oats Factory’s inaugural exhibition Porridge. Just as satisfying as a steaming hot bowl of oats on a cold winter’s morning, Porridge will feature works from a diverse range of emerging artists, affordably priced, so that art fans can feed their hunger for culture. The brainchild of West Australian artist Melody Smith, The Oats Factory is a centrally located exhibition space that will support the practice of emerging artists.

“The primary objective is to provide more opportunities for emerging artists to exhibit their work and gain confidence and experience whilst developing their practice” says Smith of her aims for this new art space. “A space likes this gives people an opportunity to get into collecting art at the ground level. I don’t think most people realise just how affordable student and emerging artists’ works can be. The Oats Factory hopefully will provide an accessible way for ever yone in the community to interact with contemporary art and take something away from the experience. “The gallery will provide a platform for students and emerging artists to develop their ideas and gain some professional experience in order to step up to the next level with their career.” To launch the Factory in style, Smith has assembled a group of 21 artists from around WA, who traverse artistic disciplines such as sculpture, installation and painting. Artists on the lineup include Rizzy Buckley, Amber Harries, Serena Aristei, Donovan Fisher, Mandy Harwood, Claire Bushy and Benjamin Mitchell, among others. “My passion is for materials and processes, so many of the artists selected were chosen for their experimental use of materials; including some unconventional non-art materials,” explains Smith of how she went about selecting artists for Porridge. “ The aim of the show is to showcase as many diverse practices as possible and promote the work of emerging contemporary artists. So in the show you will see very different approaches to art making.” When questioned about which Porridge work is her favourite, Smith is reluctant to name just one, but eventually reveals that “probably my favorite piece is by Rizzy Buckley who has made a life size sculpture out of sugar. “ There are also some beautiful, sensitive drawings of ink suspended in water by Ian Williams. Melanie Diss has contributed some luscious candy coloured and multilayered paintings on organza and canvas.” If you’re an emerging or student artist looking to hold an exhibition in the coming months, you’re in luck because The Oats Factory is currently inviting proposals from curators and artists. Interested parties can find out more at theoatsfactory.com.au.

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FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRINT AWARD The Fine Print

A diverse range of print works will be on display at The Fremantle Arts Centre ’til Sunday, November 21 as part of the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010.

For many, the word ‘print’ conjures up images of grey, anonymous boxes that lurk in office corners, that whir and slip manila onto a plastic chute; or for those of a certain generation, clanking presses and rollers. Regardless of age, the word has drab connotations and is unlikely to trouble your imagination. But, for the last 35 years, The FAC Print Award has toyed with the medium and cultivated an exhibition that is now well, rather subversive and experimental. This year’s event is coordinated by Lizzie Delfs, a successful sculptor who has displayed in commercial galleries and managed the now defunct Alda’s Gallery and Project Space in Wolfe Lane. The awards are on for three months and will showcase works by eight of the 47 finalists. “There are some artists who call themselves printmakers and some who don’t,” Delfs says. “I guess it’s understanding that the concept of print is always expanding. There are some artists and people in the audience who will be challenged by some of the work, that’s for sure. But I think because the event is an open competition, you get a diverse range of work on show and there is always something for everyone.” The diversity on show includes several artists who have employed radical materials and _EMMA BERGMEIER innovative technology. “We have an artist from

Melbourne, Rob McLeish, who has fashioned a series of crumpled aluminium pieces with printed images on them. He then scaled them up to A2 size and they look like giant boulders of crumpled paper. And there are artists who work in digital media like Valerie Sparks from Victoria, who has produced an exquisite panorama of Australia. For the first time ever the awards will be displaying a stunning 3D stereo-lithograph. “It’s created by Peter Burgess and takes a 3D image of an object and then reprints it layer by layer using resin. The end result is amazing, but the process is also fascinating in itself. ” This year’s exhibition has a theme of “value, economy and excess” and is encapsulated, with much wit, by Benjamin Forster in his work Discourse. The exhibit abstracts Karl Marx and Adam Smith into two point-of-sale printers, where the philosophical titans engage in a debate on white receipt rolls that tumble and intertwine across the floor. The rhetoric is computer generated, using Smith’s The Wealth Of Nations and Marx’s Das Kapital as input material. It is a clever conceit and was awarded first place in the Non-acquisitive Prize category. Delfs attributes the longevity of the exhibition to its ethos of challenging people’s perception of what print means. “The Art Centre has continued to evolve by having a stream of new staff and new management over the last ten years. The notion of what print encompasses has grown and we are now pushing the boundaries of the medium.” _STEPHEN POLLOCK

FRESHLY BAKED Punters finally got to see inside the newly refurbished Bakery on Friday, September 24, when the space re-opened just in time for the launch of Semi Permanent 2010. With sets from a range of DJs and art courtesy of the Last Chance crew, the evening went off with a bang, marking the beginning of what promises to be a long, hot summer at the Bakery.

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FUN FREO FASHION

Lola Rose Vintage

A ROSE WITHOUT THORNS

For parents with young children, getting out the door in the morning can be a tricky business – there are lunches to be made, hair to be combed and bags to be packed, leaving little room for anything else; Which makes it even more impressive that mother and vintage enthusiast Lisa Leed hatched an idea for a vintage store during her daily mad morning dash to school. While ferrying her children to class one morning, Leed caught sight of an empty store space on Old Perth Road in Bassendean and knew almost instantly that it would be the perfect location to open up a small second hand store. “Driving past every day I saw the shop space. I’d always bought and sold vintage pieces and I thought that I could see myself having a little shop. It was something I’d always wanted to do and this was the right time,” explains Leed of how Lola Rose Vintage came to be. Named after Leed’s eight year old daughter Lola Rose, who is a vintage enthusiast in her own right, this new store is bursting with pre loved goodies, including a range of handbags from eras past, plenty of dresses from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, a selection of retro menswear and childrenswear and a display cabinet packed full of jewellery and shoes. Since opening in July, Lola Rose Vintage has attracted the attention of many vintage lovers who appreciate the fashions of yesteryear and know a bargain when they see one. Competitively priced, stock at Lola Rose Vintage is affordable, making the store a must-visit for anyone with a tight budget and a penchant for vintage. To nab yourself a second hand bargain, be sure to pop in to Lola Rose Vintage at 42a Old Perth Road in Bassendean, open from 10am-2.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 10am-2.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

VISUAL ARTS

James Dodd, Boab Study, 2010

Boab Descriptions, Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle. South Australian artist James Dodd brings new meaning to the term ‘graffiti culture’. Dodd applies his dynamic painting style to the unique cultural markings he finds inscribed on the gnarled trunks of Western Australia’s unique Boab trees, in turn redefining the presence of street art in the contemporary art world. Historic explorers, the names of lost lovers and the vulgar obscenities as patriotic as the trees on which they’re carved – all forming an ad-hoc archive of the civilisations that have formed around the trunks of the Boab trees. Fascinated with street art and the tradition of mark-making, Dodd embarked on a journey through the north of Western Australia. He investigated and recorded the distinctive style of graffiti that’s hand-carved in the Kimberly’s Boabs. Exhibition runs ’til Sunday, November 21. 34

Since emerging from their winter hibernation, the creative minds responsible for local fashion collective Tricycle have been chomping at the bit to share their new designs with the public, which is exactly what they’ll do next weekend at the Earlywork Gallery in South Fremantle. From Friday, October 8, ’til Sunday, October 10, Tricycle will take over the Gallery to offer up creations from labels such as Violet Clothing, Stiff, Plonk and Chinky Wooster. With every item designed and made in Western Australia, fashion lovers can shop to their heart’s content at the Tricycle pop up shop, safe in the knowledge that they’re supporting our state’s vibrant fashion industry while scoring themselves something stylish in the process. Earlywork Gallery is located at 9/330 South Terrace in South Fremantle. Doors open from 10am-5pm from October 8-10. Cash, credit cards and EFTPOS will be available at the sale. _EMMA BERGMEIER

ACCESSORISE Just like icing on a cake, accessories add the final touch to stylish outfits, taking them from bland to grand with naught more than a carefully selected necklace, ring or bracelet. Accessorising during summer just got a whole lot easier thanks to Diva, who have just opened a Perth superstore on Hay Street in the city. Stocking cheap, chic and on-trend accessories, Diva is a haven for anyone who loves to adorn themselves in costume jewellery before leaving the house. Occupying two levels of the old Emporio store, the new superstore stocks a range of collections including the new Alex Perry for Diva range. Created by the man himself, the Alex Perry collection is delicate and feminine, featuring lashings of feathers and pearls. Pop in to the superstore pronto if you want to nab yourself pieces from Perry’s collection. Find out more at diva.net.au.

New Perth, Free Range Gallery, 339, Wellington Street, Perth. In New Perth, Campbell Whyte presents a large installation of paintings documenting a fictional, artist-led revolution through the streets of Perth, exploring the occupation of architectural spaces and destruction of contemporary values. Recently spending time as an artist in residence in Mexico, Whyte was dismayed to hear of the closing and destruction of various cultural spaces and landmarks in Perth. Upon returning to the city, he found a profound sense of dislocation to the space and the prevailing community values of Fragile Inheritance, Elements Art Gallery, 131A consumption and expansion. Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith. Exhibition runs ’til Sunday, October 24. Brooke Zeligman’s sculptural practice incorporates performance, glass and mixed media. Fragile Beyond Garment, West Australian Museum – Inheritance is an investigation that engages with Maritime, Victoria Quay, Fremantle. historical and contemporary perspectives of Beyond Garment is an inspiring and unique female behaviour through lived experience. On exhibition that investigates the boundaries show are two bodies of labor intensive works that of fashion beyond the ‘frock’. The exhibition is reflect the continuing importance of the hand- an investigation of fashion accessories from made within contemporary art and feminist praxis. the commercial to the conceptual; with works Exhibition runs ’til Sunday, October 10. presented not just as accessories to dress but as forms of art in their own right. The creations Lavage, Holmes à Court Gallery, 1/11 Brown on display will include those of Elizabeth Delfs, Street, East Perth. Alister Yiap, Antipodium, Maggie Baxter, Eunjeong Created by Thomas Hoareau, Lavage reworks five Jeon, Narlda Searles and Sophie Kyron, with classic French paintings by artists such as Géricault, some designers creating pieces exclusively for Delacroix and Courbet. Hoareau’s paintings are the exhibition. set in Midland, layered with an underlying social Exhibition runs ’til Sunday, November commentary which is the common and intrinsic 28. feature of the original nineteenth-century works. Exhibition runs ’til Sunday, October 17. A Collection Of Organised Spaces Part II, Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge. Presented by Perth photographer Jacqueline Ball, A Collection Of Organised Spaces Part II is an ongoing project that investigates constructed imagery. Ball’s images are physically built on different scales using common materials. Central to this project is the exploration of how light, form, materiality and colour can be arranged to promote emotive responses. Exhibition runs ’til Wednesday, October 6.

Alex Perry for Diva

installation invites interaction between the audience, live performers and computer driven audio and visuals, as the theatre is transformed into an abandoned museum from the future that celebrates humankind’s ability to extend their lifespan indefinitely. Season runs ’til Saturday, October 16. Bookings can be made through The Blue Room on (08) 9227 7005 or blueroom.org.au. Over And Out, The Geoff Gibbs Theatre, WAAPA, 2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley. Fresh from their successful mid-year overseas tour, Link – the graduate dance company of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts – presents Over And Out, an exciting and thought provoking program of contemporary dance created by acclaimed French choreographer Fabien Prioville and the talented Australian, Cass Mortimer Eipper. Season opens on Thursday, October 7, and runs ’til Saturday, October 9. Bookings can be made through the WAAPA Box Office on (08) 9370 6636.

PERFORMANCE

Dimboola, The Victoria Park Bowling Club, 12 Kent Street, Victoria Park. Set at an Australian country wedding in the late 1960s, Dimboola follows two families who have a little too much to drink at the celebrations – and a variety of spontaneous songs, insults and fisticuffs are the result. Presented by Groovy Boots Theatre, Dimboola is quintessentially Australian, and promises big laughs for audiences. Season opens on Friday, October 8, and Nicely Toasted, ABD The Gallery, 240 Lake Street, runs ’til Saturday, October 23. Northbridge. Contemporary artist Paul ‘Deej’ Donnachie presents The Last Man To Die, Blue Room Theatre, 53 his first solo exhibition Nicely Toasted, which he James Street, Northbridge. describes as a collection of girls, gangsters and A blend of drawing, percussion and performance, evil clowns. Greatly influenced by popular culture, The Last Man To Die asks you to step into the Deej’s creations are executed with a combination distant future and look backwards in time to of acrylics, posca pens, spray-paints and lacquers explore the emotional and social consequences of artificial extension of human life - as well on canvas. Exhibition opens on Friday, October 1, as the theories and responses from literature, and runs ’til Saturday, October 23. pop culture and the media. This performance Float, Il Cibo Café, 2 Market Street, Fremantle. Following success at Sculpture By The Sea, sculptor Ryan Cant presents a new body of work that explores and experiments with new forms. Float sees Cant look at new ways of viewing everyday objects, and continues his passion of expressing himself through sculpture and painting. Exhibition opens on Monday, October 4, and runs ’til Sunday, October 17.

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BIG BLOWS If dubstep’s your thing, get ready to sing out in joy, with news that some of dubstep’s most diverse players are headed to Perth for The Blow Out. Melbourne’s Opiuo joins one of the most hyped and heavily rotated badboys of the scene, Doctor P, together with lord of the deep dubs, Headhunter. Support from Dr Space, Saxon and Boy Prince. Friday, October 22, at Shape. Early bird tickets $25 plus booking fee from shapebar.com. au, Planet, Mills and 78s, then $35 plus booking fee thereafter.

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Some say that an artist’s measure of success is their list of collaborators - Pharoahe Monch hasn’t done too badly for himself, with his list including the likes of Mos Def, Common, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes and our own Hilltop Hoods. The hip hop MC heads to Perth this November, bringing with him his high energy beats. He’ll be joined by Jean Grae, who recently romanced us when she accompanied Talib Kweli on his Australian tour. Jean Grae has worked with groups including Ground Zero and Natural Resource and produced much of the material released on the label under the pseudonym Run Run Shaw. Saturday, November 20, at Villa. Tickets on sale from Monday, October 4, for $45 plus booking fee, from Planet, Mills, 78s and Moshtix.

THURSDAY

Pasha’s Kitchen THE BIG MAN COOKING UP MEATY BEATS

FRIDAY

Time Tunnel BRINGS YOU CHAMPION TUNES FROM ROK RILEY, JOE 19 AND GUESTS

SATURDAY

TRANSMISSION Perth’s essential pre club night for discerning music lovers bringing you indie, electro, rock, punk & club classics with Andrei Mazz 8pm Free Entry

SUNDAY

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Widely considered Scotland’s more prolific producer of late, DJ Hostage is known for his variety, his sound encompassing everything from tough electro to dubstep beats. He’s given the remix treatment to artists like La Roux, Aerotronic, Pharoahe Monch, Jamie Fanatic, and more, whilst continuing to do the biz on the world’s more discerning dance floors. D.A.N.C.E., the team responsible for bringing Teenagers, E.L.F, Grafton Primary, Cassette Kids and James Lavelle to Perth in recent years, are flying over Hostage for the launch of their new night. Louder Than Bombs will be the ultimate destination for lovers of heavy bass, fidget, wobble, dubstep and electro bangers. Joining Hostage for the evening will be DJ Andrei Maz, one half of Capitol’s resident Saturday night party starters and Dorcia resident Time Travel Agent. Friday, October 29, at the Bakery. Tickets $20 (presale) from nowbaking.com.au or $25 on the door.

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VARIOUS Clive Henry’s Rebelrave DJ Mix

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FRIDAY Suite Beats for the end of the week! Disco, House, Funk & Breaks with residents

MICAH & SHARIF GALAL + guests. Kick off the weekend in the comfort of Defectors and the sounds of the Beat Suite. Fridays 9pm – 1am.

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a night of house / Deep House/ Disco/ Tech House “FORE” Featuring Harry Webb, Vinae, Katesy, Aarin F. It’s Free Entry and all kicks off at 9pm.

SUNDAY

“Back to Mono” Perth’s essential Free”N”Funky Sunday Sesh. Rare Groove, Ska, Rocksteady, Dub, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Afro Beat. With Dj’s Gareth Richardson, Ted Schlechte & Death Disco’s Anton Mazz. 5pm Free Entry

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VARIOUS Diplo Presents: Blow Your Head

Undefinable amounts of bass pressure are on the cards next week when Knowledge and Dead Weight! combine forces to bring us Jakes, of Hench Records. Jakes is many things to many people, to some he is the voice of TC’s smash hits Deep, Drink and Mindkiller, to others he is the father of Bristolian dubstep crew Hench, and to musical historians he is one of the most interesting vocalists that underground British music can lay claim to. Never afraid to break from tradition and roll with his own flow, Jakes’ voice has become one of the most recognisable in the game and his energetic live performances see him travelling across the globe and smacking down at raves from Bristol to Boston with his inimitable style. Playing alongside Jakes in his Perth appearance will be local turntablist Zeke, Dr Space and Saxon. Sunday, October 10, the Deen back room. Doors open 5pm for $15.

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Pharoahe Monch

El Guincho

THURSDAY

Super Mario Kart Tournament! Watch the battle for retro-gamer bragging rights and re-visit 1992’s classic Super Nintendo game! Free entry for spectators!

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FRIDAY Sonic Velvet presents

Lightsteed

The LAI The Tumblers, The Wilderness (8pm, $7 entry)

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DANCING, MAYBE? This Friday head on down to the Norfolk for another mind-blowing edition of dance night Maybe Dancing Will Help, which returns for its fourth installment. Bringing the good time disco feeling is the man behind Perth’s Bad Love disco parties, Lightsteed, who delivers jackin’ disco-house bangers. Lightsteed is responsible for bringing some amazing artists to our shores and it’s clearly rubbing off on his smooth original productions and remixes, as well as his tiger-tight, party-rocking sets.In support will be scenesters and all-round partymen Holy Thursday, who rocked a packed basement for the very first MDWH with a cracking electro/disco/funk set. MDWH also returns to its live music routes this edition with Black Box Despair in full band mode. Lastly, as always, your enigmatic hosts Bouncy Castles will kick things off as stylishly as ever. Friday, October 2, The Norfolk Hotel, 47 South Terrace, Fremantle. Doors open 8pm.

LIVE MASONRY Live dub, multi-projection VJing, improvised ambient drone and deconstructed jazz are the trademarks of any Masonik performance, and you can expect plenty of this and more when they hit Kulcha to present their unique sonic and visual experience. Support comes from local sound artist Matt Rosner, whose live sets are an exercise in sparse instrumentation, featuring meditative guitar pieces, field recordings and laptop processing, and Intenso, who will bring their dark chordal landscapes to the table. Friday, October 2, Kulcha, First Floor, 13 South Tce, Fremantle. Presales $12 from kulcha.com.au, or on the foor for $15/10.

WAX DRUMMER In the country touring for Parklife, Steve Slingeneyer, the manic drummer from Belgian electro supergroup Soulwax, will head to Perth to DJ under his solo moniker One Man Party. His DJ set is part electro, part disco, part punk, part funk and parts everything in between. It’s no surprise he got coined the ‘One Man Party’ by James Murphy (of LCD Soundsytem)! Catch Slingeneyer at Culture Clash (at the Newport) on Thursday, October 14. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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After mixing Clubber’s Guide To 2010 earlier in the year, Sydney’s Anna Lunoe returns to the Ministry of Sound machine to mix one half Of Clubber’s Guide To Spring 2010. She talks to GLEN PARKS about annoying her local record store owner, being in the right place at the right time and longing for more diversity in what club DJs play. Anna Lunoe wasn’t always going to be a DJ. Growing up, she wasn’t even that big a fan of DJ culture. But she has always been a fan of music. “How did I get into DJing?” Lunoe wonders.“Well I was a music lover and I started out with a radio show on a community radio station. I’d always collected music and always been really fascinated with finding new music. “As a young kid I remember near my bus stop there was this very generic record store; they only stocked top 40 and what was popular at the time. I used to stand there and go through the bargain bin and listen through everything – they hated me! But I was obsessed with finding something new that nobody had to have a secret weaponry.”

This obsession with music slid into a burgeoning career as a DJ. However Lunoe’s life changed when she was invited to New York City for some work experience. “I’d been DJing for a couple of months and then I got offered a job working with a DJ over in America as her assistant. Then I had a residency in a cool little bar in the east village. It was just a really great time to cut my teeth, learn new tricks and hone my mixing.” Guide To Spring is Lunoe’s second mix CD and she has relished the chance to continue her growth as a DJ.“The second mix I had a better idea of what was expected of me in terms of mixing. There’s a few little things that you need to know technically when you’re doing these kind of things, so this time I had a bit more knowledge and the way that I went about mixing was a little bit different and a little bit more refined which made it a lot easier.” With more and more producers marketing their music through the internet, being a DJ has never been more accessible or, if you ask Lunoe, more exciting. “Nowadays all you need to do is scour the blogs and put together a little set of stuff that you’re digging, so in that way it’s a really amazing time to be a DJ. It’s really great that producers from all over the globe can get their stuff to a global audience.” “My older DJ friends always talk about how they used to spend days standing in records stores talking to people, comparing notes and really savouring when you found a record you’d been looking a long time for; that was a really big ritual for them. It’s not like that

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Anna Lunoe anymore.” But Lunoe feels that current club DJs haven’t embraced the accessibility of music as much as they could. “I would like to see more diversity. The DJs that are around, we can play whatever we want, but it sometimes feels like all club DJs play the same stuff. I don’t know why that is. But I’d really love to see club DJs really branch out and take advantage of the amazing music they’ve got at their fingertips and play different stuff.”

To put it simply, SatoshiTomiie is the most innovative, groundbreaking and successful DJ, label owner and house producer to ever come from Japan. TYSON WRAY chats to Satoshi Tomiie about his unique and distinctive sound, its origins, influences and how it has developed remarkably over the past decade.

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“I’m not really from a musical family!”Tomiie laughs when we first start chatting, “My father’s side has been serving Japanese Gods for hundreds of years as Shinto priests and he was a psychologist as well as a professor of a university in Tokyo. My mother is a businesswoman and still working full time in marketing. I don’t really know where this passion of music came from!” Tomiie considers his own musical history: “At first I was into hip hop, back in the day, and I was really interested in producing beats. I had been studying and playing jazz on piano for a while before I started creating club music, for me it’s totally different from what I knew and a totally radical way to making music and I loved doing it. The setup was very minimal but I never got tired of it, it was definitely a great practice.” His earliest productions convey his great love for pure, unadulterated house, embodying the wholesome inspiration of his own personal heroes. “I definitely came from house. That was my root, that’s for sure. The house and some techno that came from Chicago and Detroit back in ‘80s. The influence is still there in my core part, never left whatever the style has been in fashion.” From these humble beginnings Tomiie has managed to stay enigmatic yet still pioneer the eclectic movements of house. His extraordinary catalogue is immersed in rich, lush and pure sounds that are both diverse and showcase the clear indications of his own personal development and growth as a producer. “Nothing stays the same they say, and musical style has been changing over the years,” he pauses,“The music I have been playing is also changing as I am always in the search of something new and exciting.” After countless global tours, Tomiie’s reputation as not only a pioneering producer has been underpinned for his flawless and astounding DJ sets. “I rarely play my own productions. To me DJing is a craft, out of music I am feeling, music which includes something I produce,” he becomes silent for a mere moment,“Musical taste and the way I put them together is how I create the atmosphere and the vibe. I prefer to play other people’s music to create the set. If I find the moment to drop my own tunes, I do it, of course.” When asked about his approach and originality towards his DJ performances he stumbles over his words briefly before sharing a recent mix he played in Sao Paulo, laughing gently ”Music tells you way much more than my stupid words.” Whilst listening to the recording you can’t help but be impressed by his inherent prowess and technical skill as a DJ. The individual tracks are handpicked for the moment, seamlessly blending beats, melodies, rhythms and sub-genres. It’s hard to imagine another DJ whom embodies the dexterity and infatuation for the music he plays. Tomiie’s DJing proficiency is revered worldwide, but after his previous shows in Australia the iconic performer has won hearts throughout the country. A love, I might add, that is enormously reciprocated.“I’ve played many shows in Australia. I also had been living in Sydney for a year when I was younger. It’s very laid back. I love the beaches, food and wine. I am very excited to go back to Australia, putting all the good music together at the moment for the weekend. Hope you all come out and enjoy the time together. See you soon!” SATOSHI TOMIIE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 @ GEISHA, NORTHBRIDGE

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BACHELOR PAD Eve, Burswood Friday, September 17, 2010 2010 Cleo Bachelor of the Year Firass Dirani partied with glamourous punters at Eve on Friday night. The Underbelly star brought a taste of the wild side to Eve, as all sipped and swigged from Eve’s delicious cocktail menu and danced ‘til dawn to Top 40, R & B and pop hits in the Bachelor party to end them all. Photographs by David Chong.

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ANDY MOOR DRIVING THE FLOOR Joiningthealreadyimpressiveline-upfortheGodskitchenwhitepartynext month is one of the greatest trance artists the UK has ever produced. GLEN CANNING delved into the surprisingly shy yet brilliant mind of Andy Moor.

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Legacy Collection [Clan Analogue/MGM]

After a tantalising taste of Super8 and Tab’s debut artist album was featured on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats Volume 8 compilation, trance enthusiasts the world over have been counting down the days until Empire’s September release date. With the final weight of expectation cast away the journey begins and the first thing that jumps out and slaps you in the face is the sheer brilliance of their production quality. Each drum beat, every note and lyric resonates in perfect equilibrium and the resulting sound is an auditory revelation. Featuring 11 original tracks, Empire is an exquisite tour de force from start to finish and showcases an incredible depth of their musical prowess in not only production quality but in their innate ability to utilise a varying kaleidoscope of sounds for an impressive end result. The title track Empire snaps along with its punchy bass line, driving its infectious rhythm underneath Jan Burton’s searing vocals. Black Is The New Yellow is an amazingly powerful track of striking contrasts incorporating a seamless fusion of light and shade that draws the listener into an emotion charged roller coaster ride. Jan Burton supplies the striking vocals for the beautifully uplifting track Mercy whilst returning to the iconic influences of the early trance sound in the instrumental Irufushi. Super8 and Tab have delved headlong into the unknown with this release, experimenting with an array of production techniques and compositions that have resulted in one of the best artist albums to be released this year. Empire is brilliant on so many levels so put it on, turn up the volume and lose yourself with Super8 and Tab. GLEN CANNING 4.5 / 5

Before festival culture took hold, before the days of the dreaded DJ/promoter and long before even Ministry Of Sound put down roots in Australia – there was Clan Analogue. A rotating roster of electronic pioneers with a history stretching back nearly 20 years and more than 30 releases, the time has come to pay tribute to their righteous underground pursuits. So how have they gone about capturing such an extensive history of leftfield electronica? The first disc hosts Recognition’s most memorable moments - quirky and timeless electronica that transcends any trends that have comeandgoneintheyearssince,itillustratesjusthow many seminal careers they’ve fostered. Deepchild and Infusion for instance, the latter of which drop an epic piece of acid-soaked big beat from all the way back in 1995. Aussie accents rear their head in Bleepin’ J Squawkins’ contribution, we get some smooth synthetic funk from Disco Stu, while Biftek’s Bedrock will instantly trigger the memory receptors. Combine this with the deeper, glitchier moments from the likes of Ubin and Two4K, and there’s more than enough personality and warmth to separate these classics from the immeasurable amount of music that’s come since. The second disc is a rather interesting experiment that sees the next generation of Clan Analogue selecting and remixing their favourite moments from the back catalogue. It’s more of a curiosity than an essential, but as a beautifully presented package that also includes a DVD featuring all 30 of the Clan’s film clips, a classic live recording as well as a new documentary; it’s an essential footnote in the Australian music canon, which pays legacy to a proud history of underground electronica. ANGUS PATERSON 4/5

Currently ranked 15th in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ List for 2009, Moor is no stranger to success. In addition to being nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for his remix of Delirium’s Angelicus he has also won the Best Trance Producer and Best Trance Track at the 2004 Trance Awards and Best Dance Record at the 2006 International Dance Music Awards. Whereas many artists could only dream of achieving this level of success over their whole career, Moor has accomplished this before the age of 30 but as he reveals, awards and rankings are not what motivates his career. “I don’t really put much emphasis on these kinds of things and in terms of career changing prospects they don’t really have any input on that at all.” With voting just wrapping up for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ List one might be forgiven for being sucked into the hype that captivates even the artists themselves each year. Yet Moor barely acknowledges its existence. “I think it’s a terrible idea, I personally just don’t think you can have a ranking system for DJs. I don’t think it’s good for the DJs, the promoters or the up and coming DJs. Obviously it’s good that people have voted but it’s just a shame that people put so much importance on this sort of stuff in the industry.” 2010 marks the 10 year anniversary of Moor’s first release and he reflects on his early musical exposure, “the music I was being made to listen to and being made to learn wasn’t really what I was into and not what was cool as a child. “It wasn’t very cool to be carrying a bassoon case around school either,” chuckles Moor. “I was just really taken in by the electronic music that was all around me at the time and I definitely wanted to get away from the music I was being made to do.” A far cry from the schoolyard taunts, Moor is now a commanding presence in the industry and has earned himself an outstanding reputation for delivering brilliant productions each time he steps in the studio. Two of the biggest releases from last year were Andy Moor collaborations, Stadium 4 with Lange and Faces with Ashley Wallbridge which are still pounding the dance floor every weekend at clubs around the world. With the runaway success of these two singles in the back of his mind, Moor ponders whether or not to dive back into the studio with Lange or Wallbridge. “I’m always tempted to jump into the studio with other people because it can get quite lonely and a little bit de-motivational at times but Ashley Wallbridge actually lives quite close to me so we often share ideas and we’ve already started another collaboration so he’s great to work with, an up and coming talent so yeah definitely tempted to go back into the studio.” Acknowledging that some amazing talent was being ignored by the mainstream labels Moor established AVA Recordings in 2006 and since then it has grown from strength to strength. As Moor reveals, the label has been a complete success.

Andy Moor “It was mainly to release music that I thought wasn’t getting a voice on the other labels so in that respect it has achieved what I intended for it. It was just about giving new producers and also established producers the same label to release their good quality music on.” Recently coming to light has been the potentially explosive situation whereby some of the top DJs in the world are having someone else produce their tracks for them. Moor begins hesitantly, “it’s easy for me to criticise because I produce all my own music so it would be easy to slag them all off.” “Yet in business people do things to get a step up above other people in the business so maybe that’s why they’re doing it,” muses Moor. “I don’t think people should be making a DJ career off releasing music that they haven’t made; I think that really that is a bit of a lie so I can’t really endorse that side of things.” Despite continuing to collect a growing mountain of accolades with every release, Moor struggles to pinpoint what has made him so successful, “I really don’t know! I don’t really stand back and analyse my own success.” “Everything I do is for the reason of the music, not for the reason of success or anything else. When I’m making a tune it takes me six weeks rather than six days because I make it very intricate and have lots of things going on to ensure the track is as good as possible.” As the interview concludes, Moor reveals his hopes for the future, “I don’t want to become famous, I don’t want to become #1 or anything like that, I just want to continue to make my music better and continue to learn how to become better at what I do.” Refreshing to say the least, Moor’s dedication to the old school values is a beacon of salvation to an industry which is rapidly losing sight of the real reason we listen to music. It’s all about the love baby. ANDY MOOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER @ GODSKITCHEN, METRO CITY

h. . . Local DJ Will Scott is not just a dab hand on the decks, but also the founder of Perth dance music website Perthquake, a website he founded with fellow DJ JackAttack. We have a chat with this motivated young Perth chap about dance music. How did you first get your start in DJing? Heckling Lightsteed and Petrosex for DJ sets at Bourgeois Bogan events a few years ago. More recently though, we got our kick start at Run Rabbit Run playing our disco-house sets as Bouncy Castles. How would you describe your DJ style? Left of centre. We mix pretty much anything together, with no guarantee of quality. We usually focus on modern incarnations of disco/house but then throw in theme songs, classics and stealing anything played by Bastian’s Happy Flight. What are the origins of your DJ name? Ex-girlfriend suggestion... What has been one of the most memorable experiences you have had to date as a DJ? Playing at a market where our huge 10 person crowd was aged 10 and under. Given the stares we received, I think we lost them when we started playing early 80s disco-hits.

Will Scott Foals - Miami (Jono Ma and Franklin Furter Remix)

Best DJ set you ever saw and why (can include international)? Who do you rate on the local scene? 2manydjs. They always draw you in Bastian’s Happy Flight, dude doesn’t with their visuals, foreshadowing what is going put a foot wrong, hence why we steal anything to be played with visuals adds so much more he plays. excitement to the anticipation of the mix. Catch Will Scott at his monthly night Maybe What track can’t you get enough of at the Dancing Will Help at The Norfolk Basement in moment? Fremantle. 42

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hooded MC, a bottle of Grey Goose and an endless supply of cigarettes, he proceeded to tear the Cave a new one with all the swagger of a superhero. If anyone had the ability to drag passing punters in by their ears it was this man; no cheap gimmicks or lol-worthy remixes, just an innate ability to read to crowd. As he left the stage to delighted cheers, he was quick to point out the great vibe in the tent, humbly saying “Give yourselves a round of applause, not me.” The Dewaele Brothers returned in their 2 Many DJs guise a mere two-and-a-half hours after their live show as Soulwax. Pioneers of the mashup DJ style they put on a solid show, backed by record cover animations that saw things like the baby on the cover of Nevermind coming to life and swimming while they tore apart Breed. Groove Armada had previously announced that this would be their last ever tour. A truly legendary and influential act that has managed to move and change with the times, they played favourites like Fogma and Easy to tracks from the recent Black Light featuring dynamic new front woman Saint Saviour, who is a gyrating ball of energy. The stage exploded with green lasers towards the climax of the set, before they left us with Superstylin’. It was real sad to see them leave knowing that it was for the last time – many were hoping for them to pull out the trombone for one last encore of the beautiful At The River, but it was not to be. Trail-blazing outfit the Glitch Mob brought their impressive live show to Perth for an

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hour of raw, filthy half step style beats, smashing out all the favourites like Animus Vox and Beyond Monday. Positioning their touch pads so that they faced the crowd involved the audience, and the live drumming kept everyone focussed on the innovative and dynamic performance of these new festival favourites. However, recycling what seemed like the same four chord progression in various guises did start to lose its allure after an hour. Sadly Ou Est La Swimming Pool never got to play, due to the unfortunate death of lead singer Charles Haddon. But still it was a grand day - another Parklife and another smorgasbord of musical talent to whet the appetite for the many feasts to come. The perfect start to another season of musical debauchery… ALFRED GORMAN & REUBEN ADAMS

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Parklife Wellington Square, East Perth Sunday, September 26, 2010 There was a great vibe in the air this long weekend just gone. Monday was going to be a public holiday, the warmer weather was really starting to kick in and everyone had witnessed the Grand (or not so grand) Final. But more importantly it was the first festival of the season, heralding the onset of summer and good times ahoy! Living up to its reputation, Parklife featured a truly diverse line-up this year across many genres. NY indie folker Darwin Deez got the party started on the Kakadu stage. His band’s infectious, poppy tunes, wacky fashion and synchronised dance moves won the crowd over and had them singing along to Radar Detector. The Wombats served up a fun, energetic arvo set, that could have had more impact with a bit more volume. Nevertheless the Liverpudlians rocked the crowd – the awesome Let’s All Dance To Joy Division got everyone moving. Meanwhile, Jack Beats were serving up some paint-by-numbers electro house at the Sahara stage, a set choc full of remixes that pleased the rapidly growing crowd. Across at the Atoll Uffie got a good response to her ‘Peaches-style’ nu-wave electro. The cute, young Frenchie has improved she jumped around the stage, with her rad key-tar wielding bandmate, demanding that we “make some noise - I’ve flown 40 hours to get here!” One of the most anticipated acts of the day was Kele, and he didn’t disappoint, with a blistering set brimming with emotion. Everything You Wanted was superb. Kele joked, “You might know my other band... The Black Eyed Peas”, before launching into a Bloc Party medley of Blue Light, The Prayer and One More Chance. Tenderoni sounded huge live and Flux was a great finale. It’s always a pleasure to witness the legendary Mix Master Mike in the flesh and the turntablist extraordinaire demonstrated his mad skills, mashing up Prodigy and Chemical Brothers, cutting the shit out of Bohemian Rhapsody and doubling up on Killing In The Name. Parisian dreamboat he may be, but there was nothing sweet about Brodinski. In fact, there was a direct correlation between the quality of his set and the amount of pain felt in this reviewers legs the next day. His 6pm slot was a perfect way for punters to shake themselves out of their sun-induced stupor, dropping the Savage Skulls remix of Silvia amidst a deep set of groove-laden house. A definite highlight. Across at the Cave, Spanish sensations Delorean launched into Seasun with little fanfare. The sound was perfect in both tents all day, a difficult task considering the transitions from live to DJ sets and back again. Delorean proved no exception, their blend of Balearic, uplifting rock coupled with red lighting and an over-zealous smoke machine operator mesmerising the crowd. It’s been a long time between drinks for The Dandy Warhols and it was great to have our old buddies back. Their warm, fuzzed out guitars chugged through the night air, backed by a psychedelic light show, as they breezed through big tracks like Be-In, and Bohemian Like You. They lost a lot of the crowd to Missy Elliott, who many fans had been waiting a very long time to see. Putting on quite the spectacle, Missy appeared onstage out of a box, before launching into She’s A Bitch. The first lady of hip hop charged through Work It, Pass That Dutch and Get Your Freak On, backed by some awesome breakdancers and Missy’s new prodigy, Sharaya. But then, all too soon, she vanished behind a red curtain in a puff of smoke. With plans to cut back his hectic tour schedule it was awesome to see Jesse Rose thoroughly floor the hordes. Accompanied by a www.xpressmag.com.au

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THURSDAY 30/9 ASTOR UNKNOWN PLEASURES – PETER HOOK To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Joy Division’s seminal debut album, Unknown Pleasures, founding member Peter Hook will perform the album in its entirety in Australia for the first time. The epic show will include live performances of all of the songs from the album including She’s Lost Control, New Dawn Fades and Disorder. Audiences will also be treated to performances of other early Joy Division tracks, as well as the classic nonalbum singles Transmission and Love Will Tear Us Apart.Don’t miss this very special, one-off opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Joy Division. Tickets $80 plus booking fee through BOCS. Bird- DJ Selekt / Leonard Loose Broken Hill Hotel – Fixed Clancy’s (Canning Bridge) - DJ Righteous Club Bayview –Hush- Sox Draw / Maxwell Club Marakesh –DJ Simon Cottesloe Hotel - DJ Shots / DJ Andy M Dolce – Maxwell/Damian John/ Hippo Club Flying Scotsman (Main Room) - Pasha’s Kitchen – The Big Man Kulcha – Freedom Leopold Hotel - DJ Riki / Roger Smart Llama Bar - Brash & Sassy / The Kirbens/ Voltaire Twins DJs Liquid Nightclub – DJ Buda / Dj Nino Brown Manhattans – Stereoflower/ Ruby Boots/ The Wishers Mustang – DJ James MacArthur Niche Bar – Flaunt / Johnni P / Feminem Newport – Culture Clash - DJ Shannon Fox / Extended DJs Niche - Johnni P/ Rob Blandford Paddy Hannans – Dr Bogus / Crazy Craig Swinging Pig – DJ Simon The Deen – DJ Flex/ DJ Nano/ DJ Serge/ DJ Don Migi The East End - DJ Midfield The Queens – Kapitol P The Whistling Kite - DJ Gareth The Shed – DJ Andyy Toucan Club -Shut Up & Dance

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FRIDAY 01/10 BAKERY THE TRIP In the tradition of Andy Warhol’s legendary New York art space The Silver Factory, comes a one-off psychedelic party, The Trip. Playing live with their beat machines will be local legends Diger Rokwell and Naik, with plenty of obscure, obsessive, freaky Eastern European and trans-global-ethno selections from Claude Mono and Robin ‘Fuzz’ Blackburdy. Ghetto Video’s Ivan Borgnino, Perth’s cult VHS video collector, VJs some spaced out images on the eve. Tickets $10 on the door or online now from nowbaking. com.au. Doors open 10pm. Get ready to ride the magic carpet! RISE BEXTA has been DJing since 1997, headlining shows across Aus and also in Canada, UK, Europe, Indonesia, Asia and New Zealand. She has billed as top local support for international artists such as Paul Van Dyke, Armin Van Buuren, Fat Boy Slim, Carl Cox, Basement Jaxx, Chemical Bros, Timo Mass, Brooklyn Bounce, Technoboy, Prodigy, Markus Schulz and many more. BeXta brings her unique hard trance and dance sounds to Rise tonight. Rise members $5 before 11pm, $10 thereafter. Non-members $10 before 11pm, $15 thereafter. Door sales from 9.30pm. MINT CLUB RETRO The best of the ’80s and ‘90s party music takes over Mint, Perth’s and grooviest dance bar, every Friday night at Club Retro. The décor at Mint is strictly retro and provides the perfect backdrop to the retro tunes being played. Sip on deliciously decadent cocktails and enjoy the playful, party atmosphere. The sound is great throughout the whole venue, so you can dance anywhere or just kick back into the comfortable seating when you are danced out.

Free before 10pm, $5 before 12 midnight, $10 thereafter. Doors open 9pm. Ambar – Fresh Produce – Nago / DYP/ Loko Freq/ Meet Mark / Mr B Amplifier - Jamie Mac /DJ Shannon Fox Bar Open – Whitelabel /Geoff Da Chef /Gorjy -VS- Thee Hat / Meet Mark Johnny Coms -VS- Mr Jo / DNGRFLD Bar 120 - Treat - The Fix / DJs Anton Maz / Wombat / Maz1 Bar 138 – Lokal Bird - Injured Ninja 7 Launch / Naik / Mathas & The Good Boys Bayswater Hotel –Beat Off! ShockOne/The Pearly Whites Broken Hill Tavern – DJ Nick Alexander Capitol – DJ’s All Night Clancy’s (Canning Bridge) - DJ Jimmy-Mac Como Hotel – DJ Gazz Deville’s – Cal Peck & The Tramps / DJ Barbara Blaze / Tyranny Double Lucky – Full Circle – DJ Cee / DJ Adam Kelly / Ben Jam Eve – DJ Don Migi / Skooby Flying Scotsman (Velvet Lounge) – The LAI /The Tumbler/ The Wilderness Flying Scotsman (Main Room) – Time Tunnel - DJ Rok Riley/ Joe 19 Flying Scotsman (Defectors) – Micah / Sharif Galal Geisha – Fiesta Gold Bar - Takeover Artists Launch – Rob Sharp/Chiari / Kastel High Wycombe – Fill In Da Gap Hipe Club - DJ E-Funk Kulcha - M.Rösner/ Intenso/ Masonik Library – Adroc /Masterdash /Angry Buda /Moe Streez / Maxwell /Kastel Paul Scott /Selekt /Karl Blue / Dazz K Liquid Nightclub - DJ Klar55 / DJ Jewel / DJ Stevie M Lakers Tavern – Fresh Fridays DJ Dooey Manhatton’s - 6’s & 7’s /The Morning Night / James Teague Manor - South Rakkas Crew / Sabata Sound / Kit Pop Metro City - Uni Games After Party Merriwa Tavern – DJ Real McCoy

Mojos – Ras Movements / Fireside Imperial/ Earthlink Sound/ DJ ‘the Geezer’ Sorted Mint – Club Retro – Chris McPhee Mustang- Swing DJ / DJ James MacArthur NormaJeans–DJPhil Oxford Hotel – DJ Sequeria Paddy Hannans – Just Ace / Crazy Craig Paramount - Flyte /DJ Morgan/ DJ Jordan Principal Micro Brewery – DJ Simon Queens Tav – DJ Rueben Rise -Westcoast vs Eastcoast – BeXta / Rousa / Pace/ Ravix/ Steven Tranzor Rubix – Gene Bourne/ Kenny/ Riki Sail & Anchor - Balcony Beatz / DJ - JIm-P Sapphire Bar – SuperFly Shape – The Power Of Perth – Phetsta / RRegula / Dubz/ J Speed / Invictus B2B Dee The Bakery –The Trip- Diger Rokwell / Naik / Claude Mono/ Robin Blackburdy The Clink – DJ Jinx The Deen – DJs Birdie / Tony Allen / JJ / Tony Don Migi The Eastern – DJ Midfield The Saint - DJ Jordan The Queens – DJ Rueben The Shed – DJ Glenn 20 Tiger Lils – Paul Malone / Joby / Alex K The Vic - DJ Durra Toucan Club – Ladies Night -DJ Misschief Windsor – Dj Riki and Ray Woodvale Tavern – Dr Bogus Victoria Park Hotel – DJ Melvin

SATURDAY 02/10 VELVET LOUNGE COMMUNITY PRESENTS: CLOSER TO HOME The Velvet Lounge has played host to local hip hop collective The Community for a good five years now. At some point soon the night will take a different shape and The Community’s erratic formula will switch alongside a new beginning, until then, check out The Community at their Velvet Lounge home. Tonight’s show features the epic psyche hip hop of Naik, the meditation hop of Diger Rokwell, {move}’s Ben Taaffe, the glitches of Arms

in Motion and Canada brother Kama. Doors open 9pm, gold coin donation. RISE RESONATE/DEAD WEIGHT Dead Weight and Resonate are joining forces to bring the people of Perth a mind blowing night of sub bass mayhem. Supporting the strong local scene, Dead Weight and Resonate have both done their bit to expose Perth artists, producers and DJs. Tonight the Dead Weight boys will be showcasing their dubstep talent against the drum ‘n’ bass heavies from Resonate – prepare for a night of bass terror! Featuring Boyprince, Saxon, D.Y.P, ST_1, Hykus, Dr Space, Rekab, Sibilance, Ylem, Greg Packer, Skinny, Rowdy, Jazza, Kurtox, Xander and MCs JK and Xsessive. Rise members free before 11pm, $5 thereafter. Non-members $5 before 11pm, $10 thereafter. Doors open 9.30pm. Ambar – Japan 4 – Blend vs Devo / Marty Mcfly Vs Bezwan / Oli vs M!SPR!NT, Mono Lisa vs Mach – 1 / Micah vs The Pearly Whites Amplifier – Pure Pop - Eddie Electric Bar Open – Transport - Kenny L /Jackson & Perry /G-Watson /JT YO /Ball-Z Basement On Broadway – DJ Ricky Bird - The Holy Sea Ghosts of The Horizon Tour / Simone & Girlfunkle / Selk & The Bone Singers Broken Hill Tavern – DJ Nick Alexander Capitol – Cream Of The 80s – DJ Ryan / Death Disco DJ’s Captain Stirling - DJ Dano Clancy’s (Canning Bridge) - DJ Dood Clink- DJ Cheese Club Bay View – VIP Saturdays – DJ Ryan Connections – Michy T / JJ / Brian Deville’s - Brash & Sassy / Mondo Inferno DJ Double Lucky – Saxon / Sardi Eurobar – Roger Smart/ DJ Raci Eve – Eve DJS Flying Scotsman (Defectors) – Lucid Dreaming - Nina Van Dyke/ Katesy/ Mark Solo / Sean

Morrison Flying Scotsman (Main Room) – Transmission – Andrei Mazz Flying Scotsman (Velvet Lounge) Close to Home -: Naik / Diger Rockwell/ Ben Taaffe / Arms in Motion/ Kama / The Community Jam Geisha - Element - Paul Malone/Joby/ Amanda Power/ Tom Drummond/JMC/ Lara H/ James A Hush - DJ Karl Blue / Headayke / Junior / Kyte Kutter / Adroc / Angry Buda /Raji D / Karl Blue High Wycombe – DJ Matt Hipe Club - DJ E-Funk Leederville - DJ Loco Ren Library – DJ Jimmy Phatz / DJ Vicktor /DJ Gareth Richardson Liquid Nightclub - DJ Klar55 /DJ Stevie M Manhattan’s - Injured Ninja/ The Wednesday Society/These Ship Wrecks/ Frozen Ocean Metro City - DJ’s Slick / Matty S / Angry Buda Metro City (RnB Lounge) DJ’s Ruthless/ Brett Costello/ SoSo Mint – Pop Life - Darren Briais Mullaloo Beach Hotel – DJ Danny Mustang – DJ Rockabilly / DJ James MacArthur Niche – Frankie Button / Cee / Jonny Zimber Norma Jeans – DJ Darren Onyx - DJ Kayper Oxford Hotel – DJ Sequeria Paramount –DJ Meezy / DJ Jordan Queens Tav Gareth Richardson Republic – Scrilllex (see above) Rise-Resonate vs Deadweight -Greg Packer/ Xsessive/ Skinny/ Rowdy/ DYP/ ST1/ Boy Prince/ Saxon/ Hyku/ Dr Space/ Sibalance/ Ylem/ Rekab/ Jazza/ Kurtox /Xander / MC JK Rosemount – Astro Pig/ Aaaagh Bats!/ Pigeon & Tabryss Rubix – Kenny L/ Delaney South St Ale House – DJ Jay Soverign – DJ Jinx Stamford Arms - DJ Anaru/ DJ Janic Tiger Lil’s –Adam Kelly/ Charlie Bucket The Brighton (Upstairs) – Micah/ Kill Dyl/ eSQue

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The Saint - DJ Anaru The Shed – DJ Andyy The Wembley – Deckeclectic

MONDAY 04/10 Amplifier - Regurgitator /Boys Boys Boys /NAIK Eastern Hotel – Adam Morris The Deen – Plastic Max / The Token Gesture The Paddo - DJ John Paul The Shed – DJ Andyy

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GEISHA DEETRON Combining his love of house, classic techno, electro, Latin and jazz influences, Deetron is set to take us on a beautiful journey through an electronic landscape, littered with orchestral sweeps, delicate pads, sublime Robert Owensesque vocals, dancefloor beats and heart tugging strings. Deetron’s sets show us that techno can conjure moments of beauty whilst still keeping us on the dancefloor. Tickets $20 plus booking fee from Moshtix, Planet Video, Mills Records and all Moshtix outlets. Doors open 8pm-midnight.

Bar Orient - DJ Lyndon Bird - Nathan J’s Rarities Eastern Hotel – Jon Edwards High Road Hotel - DJ Matty J High Wycombe - DJ Ricky Hipe Club – DJ Roger Smart The Cott (Upstairs) –Maxwell/ DJ Jus Haus/ Damian John The Paddo - DJ Deepad Victoria Park Hotel - DJ Melvin

Captain Stirling – DJ Jay Clink – DJ Tony Allen Club Bayview – DJ Pete Bird – The Reductors / Hurricane Fighter Plane Euro Bar – DJ Flex Eve – DJ Birdie / MC Jex Flying Scotsman (Defectors) – Back To Mono – DJ Gareth Richardson / Ted Schlechte / Anton Mazz Flying Scotsman (Downstairs) - Nathan J/ Chris Wright Geisha – Deetron / Kid Deep Manhattans- Cathasey/ All Eyes On Saturn/ The Silent World Mullaloo Beach Hotel – DJ Kenny L Mustang - DJ Rockin Rhys Mojo’s - Felicity Groom Trio / Sugarpuss / Helen Shanahan / Echoes Of Django, Lucy Peach / DJ Agent85 / Direct Influence Timbre Terrorists Paddo -DJ Riki Players Bar - DJ-Udas Queens Tav- DJ Rhys Rubix – The Rotation – Krule/ Dazz K/ Untertone/ Lyndon The Cott - Cott Sessions

WEDNESDAY 06/10 Bar Open – Glitch Step – Propa Tingz / Boka / Z-Audio / Black Acre / J.Nitrous / Skahna / Skittlez Basement On Broadway – Damien John/Angry Buda/ Maxwell/Headayke Bird - Flying Scribble / Rabbit Island / 10 bit Tonsil Captain Stirling – WhiteLabel Clancy’s (Applecross) – Upbeat – DJ Andy Connections - DJ’s Joby / JJ / Rueben Dusk – Blackbelt/ Aswon Double Lucky – Jack In The Box Eurobar – Wild Wednesdays - DJ iPod/Ben Pettit Eve – DJ Don Migi / Skooby Gold – Slick/ Adroc Hipe Club – DJ Roger Smart Mint – Open House - DJ Chris / DJ Matt Manhattans –Bad Cop DJ Mustang – DJ Giles Newport Hotel – DJ Tony Allen / DJ Kaela / DJ Tom Niche - DJ Frankie Button Paddo - Ben Merito Rosemount – DJ Shannon Fox Shape - Knowledge – Alix Perez The Clink – DJ Jinx The Deen- DJ Zelimer / DJ Viper & DJ Benny T– Zone 1 The Queens – Wriggle on

THIS WEEK

Babylon System/Seven Friday, October 15 @ Shape

Deetron (Sui) Sunday, October 3 @ Geisha Bar

Timo Maas Friday, October 15 @ Ambar

BeXta Friday, October 1 @ Rise

Sasha Votoff Saturday, October 16 @ TBA

Propa Tingz Wednesday, October 6 @ Bar Open

Deadboy Saturday, October 16 @ The Bakery

COMING UP

Circo Loco Friday, October 22 @ Villa

Shockone (Re-Fix EP Launch) Saturday, October 8 @ The Cube, Shape Lazy Rich Friday, October 8 @ Ambar Sun Araw / Grouper Saturday, October 8 + Sunday, October 9 @ The Bakery Godskitchen feat. Andy Moor / John O’Callaghan /Marcel Woods / Wippenberg / Jon O Bir + more Friday, October 8 @ Metro City NEW

Jakes (H.E.N.C.H.) Sunday, October 10 @ The Deen NEW

Steve Slingeneyer Thursady, October 14 @ The Newport

Phife D & Ali (A Tribe Called Quest) Friday, December 3 @ The Bakery

Mayhem Saturday , October 30 @ Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre

Perth Dance Music Awards Sunday, December 12 @ The Rosemount

Pendulum Saturday, November 6 @ Challenge Stadium

Opiuo/Doctor P/ Headhunter Friday, October 22 @ Shape Bar

Spit Syndicate/The Tongue Thursday, November 11 @ Rocket Room/Friday, November 12 @ Mojos

Ice Cube Friday, October 29 @ Metro City

Bone Thugs N Harmony Friday, November 19 @ Metro City

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Mushroom/Jeff Mills/ Afrojack + more Sunday, November 28 @ Claremont Showgrounds

Court Street Party feat. Paul Mac/Sarah Mcleod, Mobin Master, Nacho Pop Saturday, October 30 @ The Court Hotel

Breakfest feat. Plump DJs/ Freestylers/Freq Nasty/Kid Kenobi/MC Shureshock/Rico Tubbs/Atomic Hooligan/ Far Too Loud/Soul Of Man + more Sunday, December 26 @ Belvoir Amphitheatre

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Bingo Players Friday, October 29 @ Metro City

Pharoahe Monach / Jean Grae Saturday, November 20 @ Villa

DJ Hostage Friday, October 29 @ The Bakery

Summerbeatz feat. Flo Rida/ Jay Sean/ Soulja Boy/ Travis McCoy/ Stan Walker/ DJ Nino Brown Tuesday, November 23 @ Burswood Dome

DJ Fierce Friday, October 29 @ The Rosemount MOS Clubbers Guide To Spring feat. D.Ramirez/Anna Lunoe/John Course/ Shazam Friday, October 29 @ Villa

Stereosonic 2010 – Tiesto/ Carl Cox/Robyn/Major Lazer/Sebastian Ingrosso/ Benny Benassi/Wiley/ Ricardo Villalobos/Infected

Summadayze 2011 feat. Erol Alkan/ Chromeo/ Armin Van Buuren/ David Guetta/N.E.R.D/ Bob Sinclair/ Wolfgang Gartner/ Rivastarr/ Miami Horror/Yuksek/ Aeroplane + more Saturday, January 8 @ Supreme Court Gardens Southbound 2011 feat Public Enemy/Bliss n Eso/Peaches (DJ set)/Yacht Club DJs/ATrak + more Saturday, January 1 – Monday, January 3, 2011 @ Busselton, venue TBA

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Get ready to show everyone what you’ve got from midnight on Friday, October 1, as Eddie Electric will be spinning the best indie tunes to get you moving on the Amplifier dancefloor. Amps on a Friday night is an institution in this town and Eddie’s playing stuff you haven’t even heard of yet, so from midnight ‘til late Amplifier is the place to be.

End the month on a high heading down to the Velvet Lounge on Thursday, September 30, and get your game on with Super Mario Kart tournaments. Watch the battle for retro-gamer bragging rights and re-visit the classic ‘92 SNES version of the legendary game. Free entry for spectators

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The Rosemount hosts a showcase of new talent this Saturday, October 2, when Astro Pig, Aaaagh Bats!, Pigeon and Tabr yss hit the stage. This is a rare op p or t uni t y to h e a d d ow n to Perth’s favourite live music venue on a weekend to catch new talent amidst all the touring acts and album launches. Doors open 8pm and entry is $8.

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MOJO’S

Sunday, October 3, is Market day at Mojo’s. The debut of the daytime markets concept at Mojo’s was an absolute hit in September – it’s just great to have people at the venue for reasons other than pizzas, drinks, bands, boogying and lark ing about – not that those aren’t great reasons to go to North Freo cultural hub. Bands that just happen to be playing as a part of this market day are the Felicity Groom trio, Sugarpuss, Helen Shanahan, Echoes of Django, Lucy Peach and DJ Agent85. A gold coin donation will get you in and the markets kicks off at 10am.

NEWPORT

Thursday, September 30, Culture Clash at the Newport Hotel offers ping pong, dirt cheap Absolut Vodka infusions and pints of Carlsberg while you catch a live set from funk master FDEL. On Saturday, October 2, catch the sequel to the AFL Grand Final on the big screens and enjoy a free BBQ. If the weather’s sunny then the roof will come down so you can soak up some spring sunshine.

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Don’t miss the weekly lineup of local bands playing each Wednesday at the Paddo. On Wednesday, October 6, head down and see Chris Gibbs Trio, Stellas Kitchen, Ultrasound And Hundred Acre Wood. Bands start at 8pm and as always, it’s free entry!

THE CIVIC HOTEL

If you’re up for some high energy rock this Friday, October 1, Tracksuit are playing in the Den along with The Reserves, Cygnet Committee and Islands for Diamonds. Doors open at 8pm. On Saturday, October 2, the AFL Grand Final rematch will be live on the big screen from 11am in the backroom. Then at 6pm doors open for Pyramid of the Coyote’s EP Launch, joined by Stellas Kitchen, Stone Circle, Stillfire, Sure Fire Midnights and All in All.

MT HENRY

Next Tuesday, October 5, exit off Manning Road and you will find a deal that will satisfy your hunger, quench your thirst and keep that budget intact with a $5 Scotch fillet and chips with the purchase of a pint. With specials, entertainment, live sports and a great range all week, Mt Henry is an ideal hang out place.

Combine three brothers, one band and loads of songs and you get The Healy’s. They may all look the same but boy can they play! You’ll get the chance to catch them every Friday at JB O’Reilly’s.

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Head down to the Rocket Room this We d n e s d ay, O c to b e r 6 , fo r a n i g h t o f cheap drink specials, a great rock quiz and some pizzas early on in the night. Covers band SIDE FX, who play all your favorite rock, pop and punk tracks, will be playing through out the night. Be in early as it will be packed!

THE LEOPOLD HOTEL

The Leopold has had a facelift and is now looking better than ever. Located south of the river in Bicton, it’s a great place to enjoy a beverage with mates in one of the three spacious bars. Dedicated to entertainment, whether it’s watching live music, music clips or your favourite sporting events on two massive projector screens, there’s always something happening at The Leopold. Play pool or sit back and have a punt in the pub/ TAB or host a function. Mid week happy hours, raffles, poker and bikini girls make having a drink at the Leopold an absolute pleasure.

DEVILLE’S PAD

Saturday, October 2, , is Riviera Night at Deville’s Pad, so burn your heels off to sophisticated disco music, including Brash and Sassy. With cool cocktails, sinful snacks, groovy tunes and wild entertainment for the sophisticated night owl, it’s one hell of a night out at Devilles!

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WHEN ALL’S SAID & SUNG POWDERFINGER Supreme Court Gardens Wednesday, September 22 2010 Whether you think they ’re god’s gift to guitar, or the most overrated band in Australian music history, the tale of the improbably long-lived and undeniably successful Powderfinger is a triumphant one nevertheless. Following the April announcement that the alternative rock quintet had “said all that they wanted to say as a musical group” with the release of their seventh studio album, 2009’s Golden Rule, the 1000-strong legion of fans who packed the Supreme Court Gardens on Wednesday evening were the first WA fans to witness the iconic band wilfully bowing out, performing the first of three live shows as part of their epic 34-date national Sunsets tour. For an outfit which rose to prominence when the ‘alternative rock’ descriptor still meant something, as far as Powderfinger shows went, this was a full-scale theatrical event. Besides two ginormous video screens which flanked each side of the stage (projecting close-ups of each of the bandmembers for punters stuck way up back), there was also an enormous, semicircular LCD screen behind drummer John Coghill’s percussion k it

exhibiting some excellent CGI animations. Ar tfully constructed renditions of Love Your Way and Lost And Running set the scene for a near-on two-hour-long structureless set of assorted recognized

Allergic, including an instrumentally deft, although slightly protracted, performance of ( The Return of ) The Electric Horseman, provided supporters with the opportunity to dash to the bar to partake in a quick cheeky beer, the five-piece unit really brought the crowd into play with superbly executed renditions of their cult radio-friendly hits. Sustaining a mass sing-a-long initiated by fan-favourite My Happiness which unremittingly continued through three encores of The Passenger, Pick You Up and On My Mind, Bernard Fanning needed to take a moment to swallow before crooning none-truer lyrics “these days turned out nothing like I had planned” on the poignant These Days, closing a night of high emotion. Yet, even peddling through more than twenty tunes, tonight’s performance more than proved that ‘the ‘Finger’ could have potentially filled another two hours with recognisable numbers and, if the adoring crowd had their way, would have lasted forever. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, l i k e t h e b a n d, all good things must come to an end – although more devoted followers can still Powderfinger (Photo: Lisa Businouski) hold out hope the talented outfit will take and less-familiar tunes which fulfilled its a leaf out of the John Farnham book of chief role as a celebratory retrospective farewells and rear their heads in the notof the distinguished outfit’s reliable back too-distant future. catalogue with ease. _JENNIFER PETERSON-WARD W h i l e s e l e c t i o n s f r o m D ouble

DEATH WISH MAYHEM/Naetu/ Wardaemonic Amplifier Bar, Perth Sunday, September 26, 2010 “Only death is real…” – Deathcrush (1987). As one of the most infamous introductory lines penned by deceased former Mayhem vocalist Dead, aka Per Yngve Ohlin, more than two decades ago – it came to embody a perverse reality for these Norwegian black metal greats. Death, in the most literal sense, became their ground of worship. Claiming the life of this frontman early on in their decorated history, via the shotgun suicide tale that we have all come to know so well – his skull fragments became the seeds of musical folklore when then guitarist Oystein “Euronymous” Aarseth and drummer Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg allegedly made them into a commemorative necklace after taking pictures of his mutilated corpse. This macabre prescription would continue with notorious bassist Varg “Count Grishnack h” V ik ernes (Bur zum) k illing

Euronymous in 1993. Death had effectively consumed this outfit. But they were destined to be reborn. Hellhammer picked up the banner and carried them into a new era, one that reaffirmed a respect for the music – aside from the sordid events. So after an eight-year absence from our end of the world, it was with pleasure that Perth welcomed them back to regain the dark throne that was so rightfully theirs. Wardaemonic embody a dark and haunting landscape relatively unseen within the WA metal scene of late. Revealing their sophomore release, Echoes Of The Ageless Flame, earlier this year – it was not surprising they landed this coveted opening slot. Conjuring up images most akin to the headliners, they took punters on an auditory journey from the most bleak and atmospheric origins to pummelling and relentless highs. Fellow local blackened quar tet Naetu then continued to take the evening to fever pitch, launching into a thrashy start as they toasted Mayhem with a raucous raising of the glass. “Where are all the beers?” asked vocalist “Nefarious”…just a few words of heady encouragement. But no further shove was

Mayhem (Photo: Denis Radacic) needed, as they sampled from their upcoming effort Firestorms – calling for a ‘moment’, with lighters emerging per trend, for older track Avenging The Fallen. The booming of drums from a preset, and pompous, introduction signalled the dawning of what was quite possibly the best metal performance of the year. The newest member to join Mayhem’s ranks, French guitarist “Silmaeth” (ex-Vorkreist) emerged first – fans deliberately forcing his locks to fly into the wind – with the

only original member, bassist “Necrobutcher”, drummer Hellhammer and fellow guitarist “Morfeus” (ex-Limbonic Art) queuing a surge of excited growls and the thrust of horns from the pit. Hammering into the first few chords of Pagan Fears, iconic frontman Atilla Csihar lurched onto stage – adorned in a demented priest ensemble and dripping with blood, waving a traditional incense tool in a sick ceremonial “blessing” of the crowd. Insert grin here. Delving further into a set of twisted theatrics and disgracefully delicious antiChristian pledges, the reputation this fivepiece have built was well earned. What was surprising was the sheer level of musicianship. Mayhem are an absolute machine. Each note was precision, each tortured scream intentionally bloodcurdling, each single factor added to an almost holy experience – excuse the pun. Jumping from De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas to Life Eternal before hitting Carnage and Funeral Fog they reverted to the classic Deathcrush before ending off on Pure Fucking Armageddon. Living up to the legend, in every possible way. _JESSICA WILLOUGHBY

MULE VARIATION WAVE ROCK WEEKENDER Hyden Saturday-Sunday, September 25-26, 2010 You gotta get behind the mule, Tom Waits once said. He may or may not have meant a vodka mule, but for argument’s sake that’s what we went with at the Wave Rock Weekender. It was Margaritaville without Jimmy Buffett or, for that matter, margaritas. But no one went thirsty. Following a loving Welcome To Country from Don and Sylvie Collard, Split Seconds were left to pick up the crumbs from a drawn Grand Final telecast and did so with polite aplomb. There’s a gentleness about this band that suited the opening slot for this event, but they’ve got left and right hooks aplenty. A not-quitepolished delivery and quirky humour adds to the endearing quality of their songs. With their 45 minutes out of the way the band then had almost the entire event to have their own good time and I do believe they did. Umpire are similarly good-natured,

though they have a more immediate impact, that slight increase in energy marrying well with the soaring spirits in the by-now very acclimatised crowd. It’s the kind of pop smarts could travel well across many lands, not just the middle of it. The flavours changed when Abbe May stepped up, with a new band and constant-collaborator/ brother Doug May on guitar. The more Abbe goes on, the more she digs into the well-spring of the blues, making this remarkable, rustic concoction that that deserves popularity to go along with all her acclaim. It may have been those Vodka Mules, but this writer’s previous disinterest in The Jezabels made way for a click on the virtual ‘Like’ button. Diminutive vocalist Hayley Mary has a Kate Bush thing going on which combined with their ‘80s pop sensibilities went over a treat. As did Dan Kelly & His Dream Band, which finds this particular Kelly Gang pushing boundaries via an appetite for phantasmagoria (or something like it). And it was the right time for some theatre of the absurd, as Bob Log III was up next. Like a demented Pied Piper in a Back To The Future motorcycle helmet,

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Log The Third is a rare case of some crackpot on a whacked out trip that everyone else seems to like. And they did, and they loved it when he sailed over the crowd on an inflatable dinghy as he choogled blues riffs. Later on as he wandered around sans outfit and helmet - as Graveyard Train brought the live action to a close with a little voodoo - he looked like the last person who would be Bob Log III. Why is it always like that? Sunday morning came down slowly. This pair of tented ears woke to the sounds of Ruby Boots singing Sleeping Alone, a sweet alarm if ever there was one. Previous Sunday morn openers at Wave Rock have been met with a few wearied souls, but on this occasion there were loads of folks up-and-at-‘em for Bex Chilcott and co., and she was clearly touched by the response. With a debut EP out shortly, this should be but the first of many winning occasions. As it should be for The Joe Kings, with vocalist Jack Stirling and guitarist Phill Leggett, did the duet thing with enough energy for Wembley Stadium. Natty blues-ticked originals along with some lovin’ cover versions really hit the spot and it was amazing to see so many people dancing to a duo. Fine stuff, more of which can be availed at their single launch this weekend at the Fly. The odd visiting act doesn’t seem to get the Wave Rock Weekender, strange beast that it is. Groucho Marx’s ‘the only reason that I came was so that I could leave’ line has applied to a small minority, but certainly not Dave McCormack, who was all about the celebration. The every-quirky McCormack was only too happy to dig into his old Custard songbook and drag festival organiser Paul Sloan up for some tub thumpin’. Requests aplenty were granted. The only reason that he came is so that he could please. The afternoon slowly, effortlessly unfolded. Emily Ulman provided gentle acoustic wares that seemed a little lost in the growing merriment; Stoney Joe elicited Roly Skender’s unique take on country music and Paul Greene’s pub-hardened acoustic set was real troubadour

stuff. While euphoric folks returned from floating in the salt pool, Charlie Parr had wandered around the site all morning, looking almost hopelessly lost. When he armed himself with a guitar, however, he took good-natured command of the afternoon in a manner that has quite accurately been described as righteous. As humble as this day was pleasantly long, he is one gifted player. The Sunshine Brothers traditional sunset-set steered the Weekender into its final course. Soon to tour and record a new album in Spain, many consecutive weeks of Sunday sessions have brought them to the height of their powers. This band has come such a long way in five years, there’s still room for the fun of their dub cover of TNT but there’s formidable soundscapes happening and when Mathas joined them to rap onstage it was quite sublime. The Brothers had the biggest overall crowd response. Something’s goin’ on! The energy had probably peaked by the time Tijuana Cartel took the stage, but it was still all about the good times. This group own it when they focus around Paul George’s flamenco playing but lose it a little when they go for generic dance beats. Chico Mann brought the live stuff to a close with a set of sounds from the New York underground – must be a distinctly chirpy underground, that one. With Shock One booming on a drum n’ bass set (that featured Tijuana Cartel trumpeter Josh Sinclair on the ABC News theme) and the iconic Charlie Bucket tunefully bringing Sunday into Monday, some pundits headed to the rock for visual projections and some jazz, with the ever-creative Roly Skender. Right ‘til the end there was a choice of flavours in this annual village that is the Wave Rock Weekender. It is quite unlike anything other than itself. You want people to tell their friends (but strangely enough you also don’t). Anyone for a roadtrip for the Grand Final replay? _ BOB GORDON www.xpressmag.com.au


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MM9 The Sun Sets In The West Constant touring can restrain a lot of bands, particularly when it comes to recording new material. Not so Melbourne electronic rock band MM9. Ahead of their show at the Amplifier Band this Saturday, October 2, drummer Ben Ellingworth explained that in this day and age, constant touring suits a band like MM9 down to the ground. The fact of the matter is, technology has changed music, and changed the songwriting process. Ellingworth for one doesn’t see this as an intrusion – infact he thinks it will help his band in the long run. “We’re the kind of guys who don’t live in each others pockets, and I actually think that will help our longevity,” says Ellingworth on the phone from Melbourne. “A lot of bands spend a lot of time together when they’re not on the road, and while that’s great and it works for them, I can’t help but think you’d kinds of get sick of hanging around the same people all the time. “I’ve got my own recording space in my home, and I can just do up a riff and send it to the other guys, and it allows you to bring different influences in. Even touring in the van, we’ve all got our laptops out and we’re constantly recording and sending each other riffs and we’re in the same freakin’ van, but you know I think that’s great.’’ The band have a huge support base in WA, and Ellingworth said he was constantly impressed with the Perth music scene, so much so that he has pondered moving states.

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“The great thing about Perth is there’s no bullshit in the scene, like there is in Sydney and Melbourne,’’ Ellingworth says exasperatedly. “If you don’t play the right music or the right Break Even clubs, people won’t even give you a chance. “From what I’ve seen in Perth you’ve got bands of all different genres playing on the GIVE A GUY A BREAK same night at the same venue, and nobody Last minute shows don’t come much more gives a shit really what you play, as long as you last minute than this, with Break Even coming do a good job of what you’re doing. to the rescue for a last minute all-ages show “I’ve actually suggested to my at HQ on Friday, October 1. It’s so last minute girlfriend that maybe we should move over. we can’t even tell you who else is playing, but I’ve definitely discussed it. To be honest it may what we can tell you is that Break Even are never happen, but if it did I don’t think I’d mind one of WA’s best punkrock bands, and that All at all, it’s a beautiful place and it’s got a great Ages shows need all the support they can get – remember, it’s ALL ages, not just under 18s. music scene.’’ MM9 play the Amplifier Bar this Saturday, October 2 with support from The NO BONES ABOUT IT Siren Tower and I, Said The Sparrow. Much loved Perth ex-pats Crossbones have returned from far North Queensland for a quick run of shows this weekend. Not only have they JAPANESE STEEL returned, but they’ve also convinced a couple Perth’s favourite experimental noise…well I of their mates – the mighty Ironbird and guess you’d call them a band, Injured Ninja, are speedfreaks The F1 Elevens. They’re playing this pulling out all the stops this weekend with the Friday, October 1, at the Rocket Room, and then release of their new EP, Golden Mountain Top following that up with a show at The Railway Journey. It’s a taste of the band’s new album, Hotel on Saturday, October 2, with the above which when delivered in early 2011 will be like bands and Perth’s favourite stoner-rock band, a shuriken straight through your brain. If you’re The Devil Rides Out. a Ninja, that would make you an Injured Ninja. But I digress. On Friday, October 1, they’ll hit The NOT SO SILENT NIGHT Bird with Naik (live), Mathas and The Good Boys, Fremantle’s Silent Republic are launching their then on Saturday, October 2, Manhattans will be ambitious debut EP, We Seek The Light, this assaulted with The Wednesday Society, These weekend at the Norfolk Basement – Saturday, Ship Wrecks and Frozen Ocean. Entry to both October 2, to be precise. With support from shows is $10, with an additional $10 getting you Sugarpuss and Hand Stands For Ants, doors the 7-inch vinyl plus an MP3 download card, or open at 8pm and you’ll get a free copy of the EP you can get in and get the single for $15. on entry. That’s a pretty good deal if you ask me.

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Dilip and the Davs bring their high-octane live performances to three top venues this weekend, playing on Friday, October 1, at the Indi Brewery in Mindarie and on Saturday October 2, at JB O’Reillys in Leederville, followed by a performance as an acoustic three-piece on Sunday, October 3, at the South Beach Hotel.

FORMAL DRESS, ALL LEATHER

Metalheads often feel a little bit left out when it comes to awards, but luckily the Perth metal community are a plucky bunch and said ‘Stuff it, let’s just have our own awards night’ – and thus the Western Front Metal Awards Night was born. Named after the incredibly comprehensive forum / website – westernfront.com.au – the awards are truly a community deal, giving awards to best band, best release, and best guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboard player and vocalist. And what would an awards night be without a party? This Friday, October 1, at Amplifier Bar, the awards night will kick of with performances by Neverborn, Psychonaut, Khariot and Advent Sorrow. If you’ve been interested in the local metal scene but have never had the chance to go to a show, this is probably the best night for it – but expect a full-on riot if Karnivool win anything. Tickets for this celebration of brutality are $12, and you would want to get in early before they drink the bar dry.

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MAMA KIN 3 Fly By Night WHOLE LOTTA LOVE 3 Burswood Theatre POPFRENZY 4 Capitol BAT RAIDERS 5 Scarbough Beach Amphitheatre THE LEMONHEADS 5 Rosemount Hotel BON JOVI 8 Subiaco Oval CLARE BOWDITCH 8 Live At The Quarry, NOVEMBER City Beach JASON DERULO 2 Challenge Stadium REEL BIG FISH VS AQUABATS MOUSE ON MARS 7 Capitol 3 Amplifier Bar COERCE GEORGE BENSON 6 Kings Park Botanical 9 Prince Of Wales, Bunbury Gardens 10 Norfolk Basement SARAH BLASKO 11 Rosemount Hotel 5-7 Astor Theatre BROTHERS IN ARMS MY DISCO 11 Amplifier 6 Burswood Theatre 12 Mojo’s PENDULUM 6 Challenge Stadium AMERICA / CHICAGO / PETER FRAMPTON CONFESSION 12 Kings Park 6 Amplifier Botanical Gardens 7 YMCA HQ SHARON JONES & ED KOWALCZYK THE DAP KINGS 8 Metro Fremantle 12 Fremantle Arts DESPISED ICON Centre 9 Amplifier THREE DOG NIGHT & LISA MITCHELL THE TURTLES 10/11 Live At The 18 Burswood Theatre Quarry, City Beach EL GUINCHO GARETH LIDDIARD 18 The Bakery 12 Fremantle Arts DIESEL Centre 21 Kings Park FIREBALLS AN EVENING ON 13 Amplifier THE GREEN (Jimmy LIOR Barnes, Vanessa 17 Live At The Quarry, Amorosi, Richard City Beach Clapton, Ross Wilson YOU AM I + more) 18 Fly By Night 21 Kings Park 19 Rosemount Botanical Gardens GARRY PUCKETT THE THREE UP TOUR 19 Regal Theatre 18 Prince Of Wales, NARROGIN REVHEAD Bunbury (British India, MM9, 19 Norfolk Basement The Reserves, Black 20 Amplifier Bar Board Minds) JOHN FARNHAM 19 – 21 Narrogin 27 Kings Park SUMMERBEATZ ( Flo Botanical Gardens Rida, Jay Sean, Soulja MANIC STREET Boy, Travis McCoy, PREACHERS Stan Walker & DJ 22 Metro Fremantle Nino Brown) PHIFE DAWG / 23 Burswood Dome ALI SHAHEED LEONARD COHEN MUHUMAD (A Tribe 24 ME Bank Staduim Called Quest) SHIHAD 3 The Bakery 25 Prince Of Wales, PHILADELPHIA Bunbury GRAND JURY 26 Rosemount Hotel 3 Capitol 27 Indi Bar JACK JOHNSON 4 NIB Stadium 28 Mojos

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