Folk Uke head to Mullumbimby.
Folk Uke head to Mullumbimby.

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Folk folly
AFTER living life on the road as children, the last place Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson wanted to be was living life on the road. Yes, Cathy is granddaughter of Woody and Amy is Willie's daughter.

The two didn't meet until they started working at a restaurant together.

As the story goes they started playing together and despite not being particularly good, they were funny and have played together as Folk Uke ever since.

If you don't mind the odd f-bomb and some quirky folk music, these women are playing Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Wednesday, November 2.

Tickets $22 presale or $25 at the door.

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It's all over
CENTRAL Queensland four-piece Epidemic... Over are hitting the ground running.

They've just released The Stone, a single from the band's EP Long Way Home, due out in February.

On the rise to the top Epidemic... Over has played alongside The Butterfly Effect, Birds of Tokyo, Dead Letter Circus and Floating Me, which gives you a prog-rock go-to-list in Australia and a good idea of the band's direction.

The band plays The Lennox Hotel on Saturday, October 29, 9.30pm. Free.

IF THIS weather holds up a weekend at Stradbroke Island listening to some of the best reggae, soul and dub would be ideal.

In its sixth year, the Island Vibe Festival is host to both up-and-coming and well established acts from the South Pacific; Electric Wire Hustle, Darky Roots, Kingfisha, Zennith, Chali 2na, Blue King Brown, Nicky Bomba, Bobby Alu, Selecta Ras George and DJ Katch of Resin Dogs fame.

For the full line-up and ticketing info head to the website. It all kicks off tomorrow and finishes on Sunday.

More than heavy metal
SHENPENN Khymsar's debut documentary, Journey of a Dream, follows the filmmaker's return to his birthplace of Darjeeling.

Khymsar had been living in North America where he escaped to as a refugee more than a decade earlier. His new home allowed him to follow his dream as a heavy metal musician.

The breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and the cities of Darjeeling and Dharamsala, home to thousands of Tibetans still living as refugees after more than 50 years outside their homeland, reveals the beauty and humble nature of an ancient nation living in exile for the first time in their history.

The screening is on Thursday, October 27, 7pm at Dendy Byron Bay and is a fundraiser for the Tibetan Children's Village in India. Tickets $15 on 6680 8555.

Benefit for Seeda
SARA Tindley, Laura Noble, Rod Black, Machetti, Blakboi and Drunken Munk play a benefit for Seeda at the Italo Club, Lismore, on Sunday, October 30.

Seeda was seriously injured in a car accident earlier this year and has just come out of hospital. Raffles, door prizes, a jumping castle and face painting should also keep you busy.

Tickets $10 family/$5 at the gate, 6622 7939.

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