Our top five things to do
Drumming up a holiday
WE'RE always lucky on the Northern Rivers (mainly in Byron Bay) to pick up the run off from touring festivals and this week is no different.
Not too long after Laneway wraps up in Brisbane The Drums head to The Northern with a few special guests in tow. Although Cults are doing the majority of sideline shows with the New York indie-rockers, they won't be stopping at the Byron Bay gig.
Keep your eye out for the guys around town after the gig too as they've got a few days to spare before heading down to Melbourne.
Frontman Jonny Pierce said the band don't really like taking a break while on tour, which is why they're playing while in town. The Drums play The Northern on Sunday. Tickets $45, www.thenorthern.com.au
Finding a new beat
ADELAIDE psychedelic rockers Wolf and Cub are back in the studio, three years on from their Science & Sorcery release.
The first single is expected next month with the album dropping later in the year.
From all reports their next work will be more in line with their debut album Vessels.
Expect new material from the boys, who are renowned for their beat-driven songs thanks to two drummers, at the Beach Hotel on Wednesday night at 9pm. Free.
Money doesn't buy happiness
THE Women On The 6th Floor is a French film about the Spanish maids who pander to their rich clientele in the apartments below them.
The subtitled film shows that despite being underpaid and living in cramped, poor living conditions, thanks to the colourful company they keep, they are much happier than the elite they serve.
The film screens at the Star Court Theatre, Lismore tomorrow (Friday) and Sunday at 7pm. Tickets $13/11/9 at the door.
The monks return
TOMORROW (Friday) is also the day to enjoy a concert with Tenzin Choegyal and the Tashi Lhunpo Monks of Tibet at the Kavailya Meru Community at Lillian Rock.
The day begins with a workshop on the sand mandala at 2pm, dinner at 6pm and the sacred music and dance of Tibet from 7pm.
The event raises money for education of Tibetan children and monks in exile.
For more information call 0428 539 232 or 6689 7533.
Fast food fears
THE Kamikazi Thunderkats have had some success on screen recently taking out the SAE emerging talent award at the Byron All Shorts Awards at the weekend for their Zombie Taco film clip created by Max Quinn, Callan Brunsden and Scott Sowter.
The band is renowned for its rambunctious, uninhibited stage performances and those tacos can be deadly so keep your eyes open when they play the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay tomorrow (Friday) at 9.30pm and The Lennox Hotel on Saturday night.