This week we spoke to garage punk kids Bleeding Knees Club about 'real' band life.

John Hiatt talks to us ahead of Bluesfest and Natalie Pa'apa'a frontwoman for Blue King Brown tells us how she has grown up with the festival.

Plus, we've got lots to giveaway.

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Lala Land have two great nights coming up including DJ Fresh (see above for more) on Sunday and Bag Raiders cap off a huge weekend in Byron on April 9.

We have a double pass to each gig to give away. Entries for DJ Fresh end tomorrow at 5pm and Bag Raiders entries close April 5.

For those who would rather stay at home and listen to their music, we've also got you covered.

Local musician Chris Fisher's latest album Singin' For Change, Trombone Shorty's For True featuring Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Kid Rock and Lenny Kravitz; plus a copy of Troy Cassar-Daley's album Home. Entries close April 19.

We have made entering simple. Send in the masthead, "like" our Facebook page or send us an email, but make sure you let us know which prize you're after.

Send to: Pulse Giveaways, PO Box 423, Lismore NSW 2480 (including this week's masthead); "like" us at facebook.com/thenorthernstar; or enter at starent@northernstar.com.au.

Don't forget to include a daytime contact number with your entry. Winners are judged by Northern Star staff.



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