Fighting Fear director and talent Q&A; at Dendy Byron Bay.
Fighting Fear director and talent Q&A; at Dendy Byron Bay. Supplied

Top fivers for this week in Pulse

Entering the Cannon

TAKE The Rock is King Cannons' most recognisable track thanks to considerable Triple J airplay.

Latest single Shot To Kill will soon follow in its footsteps as it sits on the station's hit list.

The Melbourne six-piece has punk and rockabilly influences but doesn't shy away from a pop hook.

If you judge bands on their list of influences, think The Clash, Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry.

Plus King Cannons have a new album due in February. Check them out at the Beach Hotel Friday, November 11 at 9.30pm. Free.

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Big waves, big fights
FIGHTING Fear is the latest documentary from Macario de Souza, who co-directed Bra Boys.

The film is about two Australians, Mark Mathews, a big wave surfer, and Richie Vaculik, a mixed martial arts fighter and surfer. It's an emotional tale of two best friends filled with action, courage and redemption.

Growing up in Maroubra, Sydney a part of the Bra Boys, the two had few boundaries and could have ended up in a dire position.

Together they have done their best to turn their lives around.

Narration by Joel Edgerton and interviews with Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning make this is another compelling documentary.

Dendy Byron Bay hosts a Q&A screening with the two stars and the director on Saturday, November 12 at 7pm.

Ships ahoy
"ON THE good ship lollipop it's a nice trip into bed you hop..." Oh, wrong good ship.

For the record Shirley Temple has nothing on these guys.

The Good Ship, the folk-country band out of Brisbane is heading to the Nimbin Hotel on Sunday, November 13 at 2pm in a free gig.

After releasing their debut album last year the band has picked up several festival slots including Woodford and Brisbane Festival, they're also on the line-up for Mullum Music Festival at the end of the month.

Like a bird
MELBOURNE based singer-songwriter Tristen Bird has been singing like a canary since he was six-years-old.

At least that's when he first started paying attention to his country-folk musician father and he hasn't stopped since.

Bird has taken like a Horse To Water on the road, which also happens to be the name of his debut album.

He plays The Gollan, Lismore tonight at 7pm, The Treehouse, Byron Bay tomorrow at 8pm and on Saturday, November 12 at Three Worlds Music, Byron Bay at 1pm.

To a different beat
A LITTLE less conversation a little more action; that's how you might describe Blake Noble and the Ninja Stars.

With no vocalist the trio play percussion-based music; Noble on 12-string guitar and percussion, Luke Horsfield on six-string guitar and percussion as well as drummer Alex Reid make for some very experimental live sounds.

Check them out at The Lennox Pub on Sunday, November 13 from 4pm, The Treehouse, Byron Bay on Friday, November 18 at 7pm and The Rails, Byron Bay on Saturday, November 19 at 7pm.

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