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WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK

Claire Anne Taylor

26/09/2014 9:30 pm

10003892_724040677662356_39691232028698138_nHailing from the Tarkine rainforest in Tasmania, Claire’s music is reflective of her wild, elemental upbringing, with songs that stir the deepest of emotions and a gut-wrenching voice that is not separate from nature, but of it; like a hurricane, like a wildfire, like a tsunami.Her voice has been likened to Janis Joplin at its most formidable and Jeff Buckley at its most tender.Drawing upon the lyrical influences of Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Patti Smith, Claire creates visually rich music with imagery that explores the universal themes of existentialism, love and nature.After winning the Bluesfest busking competition in 2013, Claire has been busy generating a soundscape capable of doing justice to her vision of a global anthropology through music, stripping things back to the most intimate medieval folk. Claire’s music is pre-renaissance in a cultural sense, lending itself to a time when stories and folklore were communicated most effectively through song and ritual. The question in that age would have been whether she would have been viewed as a prophet or a heretic. In the present tense, the truth lies somewhere between the two extremes.Now, having garnered the support of a powerful and proficient band behind her, she continues to demonstrate why her silencing stage presence has been described as “enough to make your nipples stand on end.” If you want to be taken on a colossal journey of honesty, raw emotion and nipple erections then do yourself a favour and experience the magic that is Claire Anne Taylor.

 

 

WILSON COOPER BAND

27/09/2014 9:30 pm

What happens when five diehard musicians meld into one band committed to getting you up off your seat, onto your feet and out on the dance floor? The Wilson Cooper Band that’s what! A box full of sounds shake up your soul with wicked guitars moving in and around your favourite rock covers from the ‘60s to now; throw in some serious drum and bass movement; add a pinch of three part harmony; slide in some organic bits and pieces and you have a recipe for rhythm that makes you hungry for more.

Their combined musical past is rich and real (Mal and the Longboarders, Richard Clapton; Nancy Vandal; The Tenants; Bourkenback Boys and Jabiru to drop a few): Their musical future is a blast into 2013.- Wilson Cooper Band  play with a beat that gets you up on your feet and feeling sweet.

October Gig Guide

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THE ARGONAUTS

03/10/2014 9:30 pm

The Argonauts are the newest Rock Band to grace the Northern Rivers. This four-piece generates a massive sound combining shades of symphonic classical music, electronica, and indie rock all falling under a heavy Space-Rock show fit for stadiums. Delivering heavy, searing guitar riffs, graceful and gritty vocals, concerto style piano pieces, fuzzed out bass sounds, and forceful beats, The Argonauts present a show not to be missed.

Formed in February 2011, locals Mike Watson (guitar, piano, synth) and Tom Doyle (guitar, lead vocals), Phil Reed (bass) and Anastassijah Scales (drums, percussion) have been hard at work on their first demo (as yet untitled) and bringing their music to the live domain.

Their first live performance at the 2011 National Campus Band Competition was broadly acclaimed and The Argonauts received the highest heat point score in the Queensland division. Critics said "Fantastic new sounds in a classic Hard Rock style!", "…delivers a smashing performance.", "Love [The Argonauts'] sound! So want to hear more!!!!"

Sky Daddy Trio

05/10/2014 9:30 pm

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Sky Daddy Trio - Rock covers from the 70s to now.

Sky Daddy Trio are a fresh, energetic and highly experienced trio of rockers from the Northern Rivers of NSW. With the crisp vocals and guitar of ex-Fossil Rocker Tony Fallon at the helm and the stomping rhythm section of Joel South (ex-Push) on drums and Michael Curtis on bass and vocals, these experienced professional musos will have any crowd up and on their feet.The essence of Skydaddy is tight commercial pub rock covers from the 60s to the present; the type of music that people like at the local pub and club venues (Cold Chisel, Powderfinger, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Hoodoo Gurus). Skydaddy will also expose audiences to popular songs that they know but may not have heard other cover bands play, as well as keeping up with the good rock that’s coming out at the moment.Professionalism is at the core of Sky Daddy, but surrounding this ethic is having fun and a good time, which translates into the audience enjoying themselves and getting up on their feet.Sky Daddy will not disappoint. Who’s your Daddy!!

FRIDAY NIGHT DJ SET

10/10/2014 9:30 pm

Need plans Friday night? Get down to the Lennox Pub this Friday night. Ben Lowe will have you sorted with an array of good tunes all night long and he just knows how to party. Come down and get wild with these, there will be drink specials and good times for everyone!

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