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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:08

Top Of The Lake DVDs

Nominated for eight Emmy Awards in 2013, ‘Top Of The Lake’ is the television event of 2013.

From Academy Award winning writer/ director Jane Campion and the Academy Award winning producers of ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘Top Of The Lake’ is a powerful and haunting mystery starring Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M. Wright and Academy Award winner Holly Hunter.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 4.30pm Tuesday 17th September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:21

Top 5 Craziest Things About Making Cannonball

1. Surviving a creative process that basically saw me locked in a rehearsal room alone for three months, talking to myself in strange voices and recording it all on my phone. Occasional visits from other creatives were the only thing that kept me sane!

2. When ‘Cannonball’ toured to New Zealand, getting to explain to customs officers why I had a taxidermied crow in my baggage. I had all his documents in order but I'm pretty sure the Aussies thought I was crazy. The Kiwis took it completely in their stride.

3. Strange as it may sound, getting to know the characters of ‘Cannonball’. They've developed with each theatre season so I know them quite well now – they're a bit like family members or friends. People who've seen the show often ask after them, or recall things that a particular character said or did!

4. Winning Best Solo Show at NZ Fringe Festival was pretty exciting. I'd had such a great time over there with ‘Cannonball’, so it was a really nice surprise at the end of the tour.

5. Being able to share this weird imaginary world with so many different audiences. I've been to several cities, regional areas and small towns. I love seeing how different audiences respond and chatting to people after the show. I'm keeping a tally on which character is the most popular.

‘Cannonball’ is part of the Brisbane Festival and takes place at the Basement, Metro Arts, September 17-21.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:13

Action Hero's Top 5 Tips & Tour Stories

1. We made ‘A Western’ in our living room. It was the first piece we made as Action Hero. Back then I never dreamed that one day we'd be touring it to the other side of the world.

2. If you're going to watch a western film, watch ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’. Trust me, I've seen them all (in the name of research) and that's the best one. Avoid the ones with Kevin Costner.

3. Bristol’s performance scene packs a pretty big punch for a small city. Some of the best work in the UK comes out of there. I'm proud to have adopted it as my hometown.

4. We like to see as much theatre as possible, but we also try to see as many non-theatre events as we can. It’s good to be inspired from outside your artform. Last weekend I went to a massive air show, it was awesome!

5. We performed ‘A Western’ in Texas a couple of years ago. I thought, 'if I never perform this show ever again, I don't mind, because I got to do this’. Texans are one hell of a crowd. I reckon Aussies might give them a run for their money though.

Action Hero perform A Western as part of the Brisbane Festival at the Basement, Metro Arts, until Saturday September 28.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:34

The Rusty Datsuns Tickets

With the currents of life pulling The Rusty Datsuns in different directions, their upcoming album tour may possibly be the last time they will play together... at least for the foreseeable future.

They're not breaking up or anything like that; Fern is taking off overseas for some time to follow long held dreams, Chocolate Strings is gaining momentum for Al and Sain is discovering yet new ways to express her talent while honing her skills and collaborating with other artists.

Despite this the band is super stoked to be able to release and tour the ‘Riverbank’ album!

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:21

Bigsound Live Tickets

Just when you were packing your bags, checking your makeup and cleansing your liver ready for Bigsound next week (September 11-12), Australia’s biggest industry gathering has doubled down on musical treats, announcing live performances from seminal musicians Billy Bragg, Robert Forster and Regurgitator.

With Bragg and Regurgitator already speaking at the event, these music royals now also join the Bigsound festival program which includes a host of the hottest bands from Australia and beyond, including: Megan Washington, Busby Marou, Calling All Cars, Mama Kin, Stonefield, The Trouble With Templeton, Adalita and many more.

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:51

Twelve Foot Ninja: Top Five Games

1. ‘Halo Reach’. Russ and I started playing ‘Halo’ when the first Xbox came out. We used to carry TVs around to each others houses and have epic death matches, drink beers, eat pizza etc. Then we realised alcohol affected gameplay so we started eating pineapple and building forts so no one could watch anyone else's screens. I became pretty obsessed with ‘Halo’ and even made a weird video when I lined up with Russ at midnight to get an Xbox360.

2. ‘Mortal Kombat 9’. I have always been a massive fan of ‘Mortal Kombat’ games. I used to play MKI on my PC when there'd be a two second lag between each punch because the computer wasn't powerful enough. I got into the comic books as well. MK9 is brutal. The x-ray manoeuvres are sick; my favorite fatality is Noob Saibot's 'Make A Wish' fatality.

3. ‘Batman Arkham City’. As a huge fan of Batman, I thoroughly enjoyed this game. I got right into all of the side missions. Batman fucking rules.

4. ‘Ninja Gaiden’. This game is rad. When you increase the skill level of your character you basically demolish enemies in a flurry of ninja craziness. 

5. ‘Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure’. Unlike MKI, this game ran pretty awesomely on my PC. The game is a platform game about this little alien (Cosmo) with suction cap hands that was on his way to Disneyland when a comet fucked up his ship. Then he runs around collecting fruit and shit having wicked adventures. I love the music and the sound FX. Must have driven my folks nuts! Probably influenced my writing!

Twelve Foot Ninja play the Parkwood Tavern Friday September 7.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:47

The Floating Bridges: Top Five Epic Fails On Stage

1. Cale Fisher singing half a song on stage at Woodford Folk Festival with his bits hanging out... and the girl he'd been trying to tune forever looking very unimpressed in the front row... with a camera.

2. Jimmy Guitars spewing up on stage at the second show of our New Zealand tour, and Dale Mallett laughing so hard he fell off the stage.

3. Playing a show on the New Zealand Interislander ferry and hitting some big swell, which caused Dan (drummer) to fall off stage and land on top of his Djembe in a rather compromising position.

4. Rohan Nitschke jumping so hard at The Big Pineapple music festival that his borrowed 4,500 dollar bass rig fell over and temporarily died while he played on unaware.

5. Jimmy getting on stage at Palmerston North, New Zealand and kicking off with 'It’s great to be here in New Plymouth'... which was where we were two nights earlier.

The Floating Bridges play Elephant Sound alongside Band Of Frequencies and The Dawn Chorus at the Elephant Hotel Tuesday September 10.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:44

Grand Atlantic: Top Five Tour Moments

1. Losing Mat (drums). Always losing Mat: New York, Perth, Melbourne, Seattle — the list goes on.

2. Dude gets thrown out of moving car in front of us. While waiting to cross the street in Tokyo, a guy skids 20 metres along the road right where we were standing. Obviously made the wrong people angry.

3. Sean nearly killing us in San Francisco. As we were rushing to the airport on the highway, Sean (bass) almost missed the exit, and in doing so we narrowly avoided driving into a car-sized ditch to our deaths.

4. Forgetting guitars. We met Morgan (guitar) in Sydney for a show. When he arrived, he asked where his guitar was. We had left it in Brisbane.

5. Meeting all three members of Hanson in Austin Texas. True. Story.

Grand Atlantic are calling it a day, with one final ‘goodbye’ show taking place at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s Spark Bar Sunday September 15 at 3pm. They also have a double A side, digital release titled ‘Tiny Wounds/ Never Say Goodbye’ available to download Sept 9.

Friday, 30 August 2013 17:00

Lurch & Chief: Top 5 Influential Albums

1. Fugazi — ‘13 Songs’. The aggression in this album is fucking unbelievable. Raw hardcore power that kicks you in the face. Even if a song’s quiet and slow it can still have the same intensity; it's proven on this album. Music that gets inside your head and rattles your brain. I want to make some of that shit.

2. Ataxia — ‘Automatic Writing’. John Frusciante (RHCP). Josh Klinghoffer (RHCP). Joe Lally (Fugazi). Three dudes. Two weeks. Two albums. This being the first. Throw away all your preconceptions of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fugazi. This is an absolute masterpiece in experimental rock, bass grooves, and sloppy drumming brilliance. Arguably my favourite group of musicians together using only analogue gear. WOAH. 

3. Iceage — ‘You're Nothing’. Basically this album helps me walk to the station really fast. Brute force from Danish lads in there late teens, early 20s leaving me wishing I'd written something this mental at that age.

4. Pete Rock & C.L Smooth — 'Mecca And The Soul Brother'. The production comes from crate digging and mixing samples. An extremely slow rewarding process as you can hear from this super album. It's Pete Rock's intensity and love for music making that influences me. PS. Check out Pete Rock's record collection — a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

5. Guru — ‘Jazzamatazz’. A perfect hip hop jazz infused album that gets smoked to on my mate’s balcony basically every Friday. The craftsmanship heard is absolutely incredible at capturing what was happening in the ghettos of New York during the early ’90s. I guess it's influential in the sense of how I want my music to make people feel. Nice way to sound like a wanker but hey that's music.

Lurch & Chief play the Grand Central Hotel Saturday August 31.

Friday, 30 August 2013 16:03

Melodie Francaise CDs

Singing in French and tackling some of the most famous French songs is not for the faint-hearted recording artist.

But that’s what the likes of Gossling, Oh Mercy, Jinja Safari, Deep Sea Arcade, Megan Washington, The Jezabels and Vance Joy have contributed tracks to ‘Melodie Francaise’ — 14 interpretations of French classics including Air’s ‘Sexy Boy’ and Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot’s ‘Bonnie And Clyde’.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 3pm Thursday 5th September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
4. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

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