Blues star Lil'fi in Kyogle.
Blues star Lil'fi in Kyogle. Supplied

Pulse top five things to do

Keep calm, it’s Skipping Girl Vinegar
YOU usually can’t go wrong with free entertainment, and this gig will be no exception. Melbourne five-piece Skipping Girl Vinegar hit up The Northern, Byron Bay, this Sunday for a special show, no fee required!

Supporting their second album, Keep Calm, Carry the Monkey, the band delves further into their gorgeously rich retro sounds with a stage set-up to match.

Known for their cutesy op-shop/other people’s rubbish sets, the band are also known for baking their loyal fans a baked treat or two. Doors open 8pm and the gig promises to be nourishing in more ways than one.

360 degrees
SHOWCASING local talent is easy on the Northern Rivers, there’s just so much of it. If you don’t believe me it’s time to book your ticket for Cabaret 360, a collection of artists performing in areas such as dance, hip-hop, song, comedy and theatre.

The fun kicks off at Uki Hall, Uki, this Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. Artists include Andrea Soler, Rachel Gorham, Bill Jacobi and Elias Harmony.

Tickets $25, from the Uki Cafe and at the Organic Revolution, or the Visitor Information Centre, Murwillumbah.

KAMS she do it?
THE Kyogle Acoustic Music Society (KAMS) brings legendary blues maiden Lil’ Fi to the Kyogle Showground this Saturday night.

She will be supported by members of KAMS, who created bands for the event. Lil’ Fi has been on the Aussie tour circuit for around 20 years, blending authentic Southern Blues and Australian roots music.

Tickets $17/9 in Kyogle from Tom’s Music, Plum Vintage, Kyogle Together or on the door. Starts 6.30pm.

Let Rapskallion light the way
THIS Saturday is Lismore’s annual Lantern Carnival and, as always, there are special musical treats to keep the candle burning.

Performing twice on the day, 4.30pm and 9.45pm, are those outrageous junkyard nomads Rapskallion. Dressed in their hobo chic, armed with a battalion of musical instruments and parading a swag of punk-inspired cabaret tunes, don’t be surprised if things get a little wild.

Also performing are last year’s SCU Battle of the Bands winners the Kamikaze Thunderkats and local country lad Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick Ups.

Spot on
FOLLOWING on from their successful screening last month, the Eltham Community Foundation is screening the 1992 AFI Award-winning film Spotswood on Saturday at the Eltham Masonic Hall.

The classic film, starring Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Ben Mendelsohn and Toni Collette, is about a close-knit group of employees fighting the corporate business.

Working isn’t all about money, but about treating people with respect and dignity.

Tickets to the screening are $9/7 from the Eltham Village Gallery, 6629 1649.



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