BACK TO REALITY: The Stafford Brothers in Byron Bay.
BACK TO REALITY: The Stafford Brothers in Byron Bay. contributed

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AFTER an all-out thumper of a set in Eltham recently, Birdy and The Random Few are headed to The Lennox Hotel tomorrow night.

The Random Few are a musical treat born of the Northern Rivers, including renowned blues man Marshall O'Kell, guitar maestro Julz Parker and songstress Leesa Gentz (otherwise known as the Hussy Hicks), Tracy Bassy and Rohan (Sticks) Hems.

These may be the official names on the bill but there's every chance you'll be in for a few surprises.

Catch them from 9.30pm. Free.


HE'S the no.1 DJ in NSW, a producer, label dude and host of Ministry of Sound Radio.

Tom Piper recently stared down a police officer who allegedly assumed he was stealing the car out the front of his studio.

The car was his. He's worked for Sony, Dim Mak and his remixes are used by some of the biggest names in dance music - Kissy Sell Out, Drop The Lime and Riva Starr to name just a few.

Piper will headline the Ministry Of Sound Annual Tour 2012 on Wednesday at The Northern, Byron Bay.

Tickets $20, Doors open 9pm.


ETHNO Australia will involve 40 musicians from around the world combining for a 14-day program of music around the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Woodford and Lismore.

After impressing audiences at the carols in Coolangatta, the group heads to Lismore's Southern Cross University campus for a live performance and recording at Studio129 today.

The Ethno movement is well known in Europe, but this is an Australian first.


THE winner of this year's Melbourne International Film Festival people's choice award, Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, is a must-see for anyone interested in music.

A guitarist in The Birthday Party alongside Nick Cave, the documentary tells the musician's tale through interviews and clips.

He was an early component of the Melbourne punk scene and reached legendary status as his career went on.

He also had a few bad habits which become apparent as the story unfolds.

The documentary screens at the Star Court Theatre, Lismore, tomorrow at 7.30pm.


AUSTRALIA'S own pay-TV reality stars The Stafford Brothers (Matt and Chris) are heading to Byron Bay on Wednesday for a night of fist-pumping house at LaLa Land.

Originally from the Gold Coast, the guys should be happy to return to a familiar backdrop before heading off on a festival run including Summafieldayze.









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