Five great things to do this week
Back from Brooklyn
Lennox Head is in for a big night of rockin' blues as Dallas Frasca unleashes her dreaded locks alongside guitarist Jeff Curran and new drummer Ben.
The trio has just returned from Brooklyn, New York where they recorded Frasca's sophomore album with producer Andy Baldwin (Bjork, The Living End, Kram).
The follow up to her debut Not For Love Or Money is due out next year. Frasca plays The Lennox Hotel Friday, November 4, 8.30pm. Free.
Wolves in Glass Towers...
Shouldn't throw stones. Melbourne band Without Wolves play the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay Thursday, November 3 in support of Byron Bay's Glass Towers, 9pm.
We're familiar with the home talents of Triple J Unearthed finalists GT and their indie-vibes, but Without Wolves are new to our ears.
The four-piece were born of the colder coastal towns of Torquay and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
They've released EP Lights Out In Finland and have been travelling the coastal circuit rolling out their taste for fast-paced drums, intricate guitars and catchy vocals.
For the love of God
THE Federal Park Party on Saturday features the annual carnival of circus, pirates, skaters and music, as well as gypsies, art, love, life and culture.
Kicking off at noon, the party rolls into the night at the Federal Hall with Tex Perkins, Mama La La, Sye McRitchie and DJ Pob from 7pm. The event this year will raise money in the hope of buying the Federal Church.
Tickets $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door, children free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Reserve Tex Tickets to book.
Alive and kicking
THESE guys are unashamedly loud. Their name is DEAD, clearly they are not and they like to make a lot of noise about it. The punk rockers out of Melbourne play The Hotel Gollan, Lismore Thursday, November 3 alongside Japan's Cyberne at 8.30pm.
The guys who put the tour together are proud of the fact most people don't like what they do, but the ones who like it, love it. Punters are changed by the gig which delivers live music at its fastest, loudest and most affecting.
These guys drive the music through your core until your bones are vibrating. Free.
WORD on the street; girls are funny. And a few of Australia's funniest female comedians are gigging on the Northern Rivers next week.
Mandy Nolan, Cath Styles, Ellen Briggs, Tessa Waters, Geraldine Hickey and Lori Bell have formed the A-team of comedy-cackles.
Waters has been popular on this year's comedy circuit, getting plugged in the top 10 Aussie comics in 2011 by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.
Ukulele wielding Bell (Granny Flaps) can even make prudes laugh with her expertly crafted form of naughty comedy.
Catch them at the Byron Services Club at 8pm Monday and the Tatts Hotel Lismore on Tuesday, November 8 at 8pm. Tickets $20 from each venue.