Our 5 best things to do this week
MUSICAL legends of Australian ‘stoner rock’ Tumbleweed, inspired a whole generation when they emerged in the 90s. Originally signed to the revolutionary Australian independent label, Waterfront Records, the band’s debut release was a seven-inch single, Captain’s Log, recorded by Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm and legendary Seattle producer Jack Endino. Despite their chequered history, including several line-up changes, Tumbleweed have settled their differences and the original line-up will perform at the Great Northern Hotel this Saturday. Tickets $28 from the venue. Doors open 9pm.
THERE’S another stellar line-up of hard-hitting local and interstate talent this Friday night at Northern Rivers Sound, Conway Street, Lismore. Opening the evening is Shortlife, followed by Newcastle hardcore/metal band Allay the Sea. Also joining the action is Gold Coast punk/hardcore quartet The Final Fall (pictured). Local outfit Decimate will take to the stage to display what can only be described as a crushing set. Rounding out the evening will be Brisbane punk/hardcore band Driven Fear. This is an all-ages event. Doors open at 6.30pm, entry $10.
THEATRE Theatre presents Scattered Lives, a production by Sally McKenzie that explores the stories of thousands of people who seek refuge in Australia every year. Scattered Lives is a poignant and moving piece of theatre that deals with the issues of immigration, belonging, journeys and the attitudes towards people suffering displacement. The production is appropriate for young and old and will be held at the Temple Theatre, 111 Magellan Street, Lismore, on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, at 8pm. Cost $15, children under five free.
Los Amigos Invisibles
GRAMMY winners Los Amigos Invisibles, a New York-based, Venezuelan dance band has crossed over to the Americas, Europe, Japan and Australia, where they have performed sold-out shows at the Metro, The Basement and the Sydney Festival. Their point of difference is their onstage performance, an all out full-on show. They don’t stop playing between songs and drive the audience wild. In this show the energy shifts to a more lounge set with aphrodisiac mambo and classy jazz rhythms. They will perform at the Byron Bay Brewery on Wednesday, March 10. Tickets $20 presale, $30 at the door. Doors open at 9pm. Call 6685 5833 or visit www.byronbaybrewery.com.au.
AL DI MEOLA holds the most prestigious guitar awards of any guitarist in the world from the highest-rated guitar poll in the world, Guitar Player magazine. For the past three decades he has been known worldwide as one of the top contemporary jazz virtuosos.
He has been cited by top music critics around the world for his guitar work and compositions. He will perform at Byron Bay High School on Wednesday, March 10. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets $65 at the door.