February 20, 2013
The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre aims to raise $15,000 to fund repairs to its historic building in downtown Lismore.
The main fundraising event is a 12-hour Music Marathon, to be held on Saturday 23 March from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
December 12, 2012
For the first time in Australian history, 150 of the greatest covers spanning over four decades of Rolling Stone Australia are touring the country. Rolling Stone: The Covers 1972 – 2000 is on display at Tweed River Art Gallery until early April 2013.
This show is an artisan travelling exhibition. artisan produces Australia’s largest touring program of craft and design exhibitions and is proud to partner with Rolling Stone Australia to present this first ever exhibition of Rolling Stone covers.
Rolling Stone magazine was launched in 1967 by the young and entrepreneurial Jann Wenner, in the San Francisco heartland of the counter-culture movement.
With an original masthead designed by the late psychedelic artist Rick Griffin, stunning photography and illustration by luminaries including Annie Leibovitz and Ralph Steadman, and the work of stellar art directors, Rolling Stone’s covers have become as iconic as the stars that feature on them.
Many of these covers have come to define an era. This is not in terms of the cover stars but through the brilliant design, photography, illustration and typography.
The Australian edition of Rolling Stone was launched in 1972 by Phillip Frazer, the founder and editor of the Australian popular-culture magazine Go-set.
Since then Australian Rolling Stone has had a string of great editors and art directors. Currently under the stewardship of Matt Coyte, Editor-in-chief, and Joe Ferrara, Art Director, the tradition of stunning cover design continues, as does the tradition of supporting talented local photographers, illustrators, graphic designers and writers.
The Australian Rolling Stone is the longest surviving overseas edition. As the premier music and entertainment magazine in Australia, Rolling Stone has come to reflect global and Australian popular culture with passion, honesty and attitude.
This exhibition features some of the best Australian covers from 1972 to 2010. Together, they chronicle the culture and design of the last four decades.
“I am sure visitors will be fascinated by this exhibition, ” the Director of Tweed River Art Gallery, Susi Muddiman, said.
“Many of the images from the cover of Rolling Stone are now iconic, possibly the most recognisable being the very moving Leibovitz photograph of John and Yoko Lennon in a nude embrace, and the most amusing the irresistibly cheeky Bon Scott doing what he does best. These images take us immediately to their time, as do the changing graphic design styles. This is a great show for lovers of music, design and photography.”
All are invited to attend the official exhibition opening by Phillip Frazer, who founded Rolling Stone Australia in 1972, at 6 (DST) on Friday 18 January 2013.
November 7, 2012
Free social commerce website Community Engine and the Mullum Music Festival have put together a prize pack for the winner of the Ultimate Festival Song Competition.
Anybody over 18 and all you have to do is sing your favourite festival song ever and upload it to Youtube.
Entries close 5pm Wednesday 14th November. Create a short video (2 minutes or less) singing at least 3 lines from your favourite festival song. You can even get a little help from your friends.
Upload the video to Youtube with “MMF12 Fest Song” in the title then share it around. Mullum Festival Director Glenn Wright will be judging on originality, entertainment and popularity. The two women behind The Office Collective in Byron Bay cleverly promoted their business while singing Queen’s “Radio GaGa”.
Entry is free and you can enter as many times as you like. The winner and other entries will be published on communityengine.com.au/mullummusicfestival on 16th November.
“We tried to think of the most fun way to come to the festival” said Glenn Wright. “As well as great music there’s great fun on the Magic Bus. Mullumbimby is very much a community and that’s why it’s so perfect that we’ve hooked up with Community Engine as our technology partner”.
Ultimate festival song prize pack-
- • Two nights for two people at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
- • Two Gold Passes to the 2012 Mullum Music Festival
- • Private concert with Little Bastard on the Magic Bus
- • Festival pack including 20 signed CDs
- • Dinner at Milk and Honey
February 10, 2012
Splendour In The Grass is planning to return to Byron Bay for the 2012 event.
After two years at Woodfordia in Queensland, Splendour In The Grass organisers are currently working on taking Australia’s premier winter music and arts festival back to where it all started, Belongil Fields in Byron Bay.
December 16, 2011
The show will feature original songs peppered with stylised retro rock ‘n’soul covers from artists such as Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Bassey, Gloria Gaynor, Stevie Wonder, J.J. Cale and James Brown, just to name a few.
An incredibly passionate and distinct vocalist, Carola’s commanding voice has sung out on concert stages and at festivals across the country.
She took out the highly coveted Song of the Year Award and was nominated for Best Rock Song and New Recording Talent in the North Coast Dolphin Awards. She has also been voted into Triple J’s prestigious Unearthed Top 20 Pop Chart.
Carola’s broad range of vocals, from deep haunting to screaming soprano, enables her to groove her way from velvety tones through to raw sensuality and gutsy power. Her stage presence is sassy, with no inhibitions to cut loose.
December 7, 2011
It will be the first time that an Australian artist has ever headlined this iconic musical event.
November 7, 2011
Originally composed  for the girls in the orphanage where Vivaldi was priest, it remained relatively unknown until 1939.
Since this performance in Siena, it has become a firm favourite with choirs and audiences for its theatrical quality and rich contrasts of texture and expression.
Also on the program will be a selection of settings of Ave Maria, of which many have been written but only four will be performed.
And the celebration? It is 400 years since the death of Tamas Luigi de Victoria, possibly one of Spain’s best composers and a master of intricate choral writing, often with the pipe organ as soloist, from the late Renaissance. His music has great intensity and emotional appeal that belies its era.
Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 @ 6.00pm, St Mary’s Anglican Church, Ballina.
Thursday, 1 December, 2011 @ 7.30pm, St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore.
Tickets at the door, adult $12, concession $10, enquiries 0429 185 361.
August 24, 2011
With an eclectic sound blending acoustic lounge funk, soul folk, surf country and desert blues, his hypnotic music has been influenced by the likes of Paul Kelly, Ben Harper, John Butler, John Williamson, Dave Matthews Band and The Grateful Dead.
“Stokes is a friend and we’re all delighted to have him play here on Father’s Day” said The Byron at Byron’s James Lancaster.
“Kids, dads and mums will be tapping their toes, it’s impossible not to love this man when he performs live.”
Tim Stokes has performed at countless songwriter venues and festivals along the east coast of Australia, as well as numerous countries around the world.
“I get my love for music from my Dad,” said Tim Stokes.
“He loves to sing and loves to dance sometimes. He isn’t particularly good at either but does it regardless and I think that is what singing and dancing is all about.
“In his record collection as a child was John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Bonney Em, Men at Work, John Williamson and the Bee Gees. That was it, one record of each. I think all of these artists have left an imprint on me in subtle ways.”
Join Tim and The Byron at Byron team on Father’s Day for lunch. Choose from three entrees and mains:
- Salumi meat board: Local salamis and cured meats, pickles, mustards and sourdough
- Spring tart of leeks and Gruyère de Comté with wild rocket and pear salad
- Yamba king prawn cocktail
- Freckle’s catch of the day, vegetables and smoked tomato beurre blanc
- Tarragon chicken, leek and mushroom pie with cream potatoes and freshly podded peas
- Chargrilled Hayters Hill rump steak with hand cut chips, cauliflower beignets and onion gravy
Sunday 4th September from 12.30pm. Two course lunch including a beer for Dad. $60 per person (children up to 12 years may dine from the kids menu). Bookings are essential, 6639 2111 or email@example.com
August 13, 2011
The first of its kind in the region, the Think Tank was an innovative two-day event designed to explore the risks and rewards of embracing new art, ideas and experience in the festival context.
Following hot on the heels of Splendour in the Grass 2011, the Think Tank capitalised on the success of yet another Splendour festival and brought locals, artists, students and event organisers together with key festival identities from across the country to discuss art in festivals.
July 13, 2011
Some of the country’s best-known contemporary art practitioners and festival representatives will gather at Lismore City Hall on August 4 and 5 to participate in the Splendid Think Tank, an innovative two-day event that will explore the risks and rewards of embracing new art, ideas and experience in the festival context.
Brian Ritchie, Curator of MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art in Hobart) and founding bassist/multi-instrumentalist of the American alternative group Violent Femmes, is just one of the big names that will attend the Splendid Think Tank and share his knowledge and experience with local art practitioners, arts workers, festival directors and events organisers.