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  • Dylan MoranBlack humour, Irish style

    arts & entertainment news monthly newcastle|hunter|coast

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  • Editorial - nick@reverbstreetpress.com.au - 4929 4739Entertainment Guide - gigguide@reverbstreetpress.com.auSales Enquiries - sales@reverbstreetpress.com.au Sales Manager - kevin@reverbstreetpress.com.au - 0410 295 360Production Manager.- cam@reverbstreetpress.com.au - 0414 672 095

    No. 33

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    index08 News14 Ben Kweller16 Dweezil Zappa17 Rodney Crowell18 Augie March / True Live19 The Protectors20 Dylan Moran22 CD Reviews24 Gig Guide26 lady Sovereign /

    One Jonathan27 The Dears28 Snob Scrilla /

    Washington29 The Church / Eric Bibb30 Behind Crimson

    Eyes / Mark Wilkinson31 Pearl Jam32 Dan Granero / The Duke Spirit33 Sneaky Sound

    System34 Motoring: Nissan GT-R36 Fashion: Blues Travellers38 Live Reviews42 Gamers Corner43 Film Reviews44 Socials

    41 Sound 41 Sound ReliefRelief

    Lots of goodies for you to grab for nix. An email is all it takes.

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    3 x Dylan Moran live DVD packs. Each set contains a copy of Monster and Like, Totally

    Email editorial@reverbstreetpress.com.au and let us know what you want.

    Newcastle, Hunter and Coasts largest music, entertainment and lifestyle magazine6

    ReverbMagazineislocallyowned&publishedbyThe Lockup Garage.ReverbMagazineislocallyowned&publishedbyThe Lockup Garage.Printed by Spotpress Pty Ltd: sales@spotpress.com. auPrinted by Spotpress Pty Ltd: sales@spotpress.com. au

    letter from ed

    Dear Reader,

    Could it be that the Newcastle music scene is experiencing a renaissance? While it seemed that Australia had turned its back on Newcastles bands,

    suddenly theyre in ltrating the nations ears. From Here Come The Birds playing Splendour, to Vaudeville playing the Big Day Out, The Protectors supporting Eagles Of Death Metal, Firekites about to make another beautiful record, Seabellies making trips around the world, and astonishing new recordings by Of The Red Sea and The Tunstalls, theres a lot to get excited about.

    Until next month, Nick Milligan x

    KevieKrud

    Guilty Milligan

    EditorNick Milligan

    Sub-EditorAmanda Bevankevin Bull

    Production ManagerCameron Bennett

    Tech SupportKieran Ferguson

    Senior WritersHugh MilliganPeter DouglasMark SnelsonStan Sykes

    Writers Kevin Bull Kieran FergusonCourtney FitzsimmonsSean FrazerChrissy KavalierosLiana McDonaldNoah Cross

    Nathaniel TryMarija ZekoTerry PaullAshleigh GrayKrystal RyanJess HendersonJ.D.Ross BeckleyVeronique MoseleyAndrew CheshamDavid LongCherie MoseleyMark MoldreGreg Smee

    PhotographersKevin BullKieran FergusonRobyn MooreMichelle HoChrissy KavalierosCourtney FitzsimmonsSean RocheJim GrahamTerry PaullMark SnelsonLakshal PereraKieth AbigailChris Brown

    Graphic DesignersCameron BennettNick MilliganKevin Bull

    SalesKevin BullNick Milligan

    Any comments can

    be sent to editorial@

    reverbstreetpress.com.au or

    give us a call on 4929 4739.

  • N E W S

    Newcastle, Hunter and Coasts largest music, entertainment and lifestyle magazine8

    Reverb Turns ThreeThis July will mark issue #36 of Reverb Magazine, which will make Newcastle, the Central Coast and the Hunter Valleys of cial music and culture publication three years old! To celebrate, Reverb is going to throw a third birthday party which is sure to be the wildest and most exclusive event on the 2009 calendar. Taking place on Saturday

    July 18, 2009, at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, Reverb will celebrate three massive years with performances by The Seabellies, Fear Of Monsters, Menna, and The Tunstalls (more acts to be announced). Tickets will be $15.00 and available through Moshtix from May 9, 2009. Come and party with us.

    Firekites Announce Shows Before AlbumApril sees local stars, Firekites, play three very select shows to round off a year of touring for their beautifully layered debut album The Bowery, before they head back into the studio to record the follow up, ready for release in late 2009. Since the release of The Bowery, Firekites have played with some of their favourite bands including Built To Spill, Iron & Wine, The Sea and Cake, Laura Marling, Bill Callahan, Stars, The Tallest Man on Earth, Holly Throsby and Crayon Fields - as well as slots on Laneway and Peats Ridge festivals. Dont miss Firekites at The Cambridge Hotel on Thursday April 16, 2009, with support from The Churchs Steve Kilbey and The Maple Trail. Tickets available through Moshtix.

    Come Together For The KidsSydneys big two day festival, Come Together, returns to Luna Parks Big Top in 2009. Happening on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, the indie festival will host the likes of Midnight Juggernauts, Datarock, Bliss n Eso, Muph & Plutonic, Funkoars, A Death In The Family, Behind Crimson Eyes, Something With Numbers, Kram, Here Come The Birds, Red Riders, Infusion, Pez, The Paper & The Plane, Astronomy Class, Dukes Of Windsor, Quan, Spod, Oh Mercy, and Wolf & Cub (to name but a few). A one day pass, which includes free rides, is only $67.00 plus booking fee, or you can get a two day pass for $117.00 plus booking fee. If you ask us, its a bargain. Head to www.cometogether.com.au for more details.

    Newcastle Comedian Wins NSW Raw Comedy Finale

    With a thirteen year history that takes in ve studio albums, ten million album sales, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzy swell of global success, Placebo are set to return with their rst new album since the release of Meds in 2006. Released on June 8th, the new album is titled Battle For The Sun. Upon completion of the Meds tour that took in stadium appearances in Chile, Mexico, Brazil, France and Germany, personal relationships within the band had

    become strained leading to an emotional split with Steve Hewitt, their drummer since 1996. Hewitt was replaced by 22-year old Californian Steve Forrest, who the band rst spotted playing with one of their US support bands Evaline in 2006. We were looking for somebody whose enthusiasm could rub off on us, explains singer, Brian Molko. Someone who would experience all of these things that wed already experienced for the rst time and for their excitement to raise us up out of our jadedness and make us into kids again.

    New Placebo Record

    New South Wales newest up-and-coming comedian, 18 year-old Novacastrian Rhys Nicholson, performed to a sold-out audience of 280 loud and excited punters at the Raw Comedy NSW State Final at Comedy Store in Moore Park, impressing judges to win the nal. Mikey Mileos was runner up. Rhys will now compete in the Raw Comedy National Grand Final at the Melbourne Comedy Festival on Sunday 19 April, 2009, at the Melbourne Town Hall, for his chance to take the Raw Comedy title and win a trip to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe! Run by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Raw Comedy is Australias largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition, with 59 gigs announced in every capital city and major regional centres across the country.

    Local thrash metallers Sabretung return to the stage on the Easter Saturday April 11 at the Cambridge Hotel. Since achieving the runner-up position in last years Resonate band comp, the band has been preparing for their debut record Conquest. In support will be Indisperse, SoulTremor and Cerebral Contortion. Doors open 9pm and entry is $10 at the door.

    Sabretung Return in 09

    THE SEABELLIES

    FIREKITES

    MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS

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    info@reverbstreetpress.com - 02 4929 4739 edition 033 - Apr 09 - 9

    At The Toll Of The BellsHowling Bells return! Produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Air, Sam Sparro, Kooks), their new album, Radio Wars, sees the band melding their dark and brooding past with more triumphant, rhythmic grooves to create a sound that will equally entrance and thrill - the rst single Into The Chaos a spellbinding case in point. It was recently listed by UK rock bible NME as one of their Top 10 must hear albums of 2009. Catch them at The Cambridge Hotel on Thursday May 14, 2009. Tickets available through Moshtix and Bigtix.

    While their latest record Sharing Space is working