Laneous and the Family Yah.
Laneous and the Family Yah.

Our 5 best things to do this week

HERE they are, the top five things to see and do on the Northern Rivers this week (December 17-23):

Laneous’s Family

LANEOUS and the Family Yah are heading to Byron Bay this weekend.

Born in the Bohemian South Brisbane community that he’s now so heavily a part of, Laneous has spearheaded a new Brisbane-born movement of edgy groove, hip hop bounce and soul glaze.

The band released their debut album St. Ill Regal back in August, coincidentally at the same time they were awarded the Q Music Hip Hop award for their track ‘Bubblegum’ at the ritzy gala event in Brisbane.

From there they took off on a rollicking tour of the east coast, including a massive sell-out at the Hi Fi in Brisbane.

Catch this sensational experience on Saturday at The Brewery @ 8pm.

Mullum Flicks

IT will be a big weekend at the Drill Hall in Mullumbimby.

Mullum Flicks present Departed, winner of the 2009 Academy Awards for best Foreign Language Film and In Search of Beethoven, a biographical feature of the composer’s life.

Departures is a delightful journey into the heartland of Japan as well as an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan’s cultural heritage. It will screen on Saturday and Sunday.

Dinner from 7pm, film from 8pm. In Search of Beethoven addresses the romantic myth of a heroic, tormented and cantankerous personality and delves beyond this to reveal a quite different and far more interesting person.

The film screens on Saturday at 2pm.  There will be an interval with tea and cakes. Tickets $12 at Mullumbimby Bookshop and at the door.

Mick McHugh

INDEPENDENT local musicians Mick McHugh and Band will hit The Rails, Byron Bay, on Sunday from 6.30pm. It’s been a big year for the group.

They have toured around Australia, opened for Pete Murray, won an international award for song writing, produced a live CD recording and have been invited to play the 2010 Port Fairy Folk Fest. With his heart on his sleeve, Mick’s music fuses positive conscious messages with contemporary Irish folk.

Get to The Rails this Sunday for a toe-tapping experience.

Highway Blonde

HIGHWAY Blonde (formerly known as Smart Artists) return to the North Coast Friday night to play the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay.

The band released their new album Winning Ways to acclaim with the tracks Annie and Inside Moves reaching number 1 on the charts.

To cap off a sensational year, the Inside Moves video was awarded the 2009 Pacific Film and Television Video Award in the Best Independent Category, with the song coming in eighth in the Australian Songwriting Awards.

The music kicks off at 9.30pm.

Subterranean Nimbin

GET back to Nimbin tomorrow night and catch five fantastic underground bands.

Dracula Kite, The Tendons, Tanamera, Manifest and Hyper-Novae will hit the stage of Birth and Beyond in Cullen Street from 7.30pm.

The music is grunge, garage-punk metal with one of the best sound technicians around to mix the tunes.

The night is not to be missed. No cover charge.

Firefighters are once again protecting homes

Firefighters are once again protecting homes

The fire had burnt 255 hectares before jumping road

Rain, when and where will it fall?: BoM forecaster

premium_icon Rain, when and where will it fall?: BoM forecaster

Some towns could receive up to 80mm of rainfall this week

Motorbike rider killed after crash at Alstonville

Motorbike rider killed after crash at Alstonville

39-year-old man suffered critical injuries and died at the scene

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