The Northern Territory news Thu 22 May 2014
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THURSDAY MAY 22 2014 17 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Aussie group Justice Crew dancing for joy ahead of their return to Bass in the Grass Picture: ADAM TAYLOR Pumped Justice Crew save the best for Bass THE Justice Crew six are pumped ahead of their second Bass in the Grass appearance this weekend. Band member Paulie said the whole group was excited ahead of their return. Its been a while since we were up there, he said. We cant wait to see our Darwin fans we havent forgotten you. Justice Crew made up of Lukas Wildrok Bellesini, Paul Merciadez, John and Len Pearce, Samson Smith and Solo Tohi last visited Bass in the Grass in 2011. Paulie said for this visit, the group were planning a mix of original tracks and covers. He said they hoped to create a pumping vibe one that makes people want to join in. Theres always a lot of hype at these festivals, and we rarely come to Darwin so we want to make the most of that and give the fans the best show we can. Paulie said the five years since the band got together in 2009 have been a blur. Some of the things weve done, some of the people weve met, its still too good to be true. Weve met Janet Jackson, One Direction and a bunch of other international artists. Sometimes I still have to pinch myself. He said if someone had told him back in 2009 where the group would be today, he wouldve told them they were dreaming. It wouldve been really hard to believe. Paulie said a stand-alone Justice Crew visit to the Territory was not out of the question. On the next tour, hopefully we will be able to visit Darwin and spend a bit of time there, and of course do a show. By DAMIEN McCARTNEY We cant wait to see our Darwin fans we havent forgotten you Living End all set to mix it up DARWIN is a cracker of a place to play for The Living Ends Chris Cheney (pictured), who is looking forward to a sweet return to the Top End. A late call-up for Saturdays Bass in the Grass festival gives Cheney, Scott Owen and Andy Strachan the chance to reacquaint themselves with our unique audience. We havent done a national tour for ages, and we were never really known as a festival band but somehow weve become one, Cheney said. And the Darwin crowd usually gets fairly loose and enjoys the show. It has been three years since The Living End released a record, but Cheney said there was new material waiting to be recorded. Bass in the Grass revellers will not hear any of it, though the band are set to rip up the stage with a mix of their back catalogue. We try and diversify between records, he said. Our first couple are still known the best, and White Noise but we do try and mix it up. Although the trio are seasoned pros at performing, a good set of nerves brings Cheney back to Earth ahead of each show. I tend to stand and watch other bands and get nervous, then hope I can pull our show off, he said. Its imperative that we do the best we can people dont put up with a half-arsed band. The Living End will play alongside Pendulum (DJ set), Rufus, The Amity Affliction and Justice Crew on Saturday. WHATS ON IN May Friday: SNYPER @ 7PM Sunday: JON DAVIS @ 5PM Kitchen Open 10am - 9pm with Great Daily Specials. ***THURSDAY 5TH OF JUNE*** CREEDENCE CLEARWATER RECYLED Will take the stage @ 7pm. FREE Concert Great drink specials 30 May to 1 June 2014 Nauiyu Community, Daly River Cultural performance with Merrepen textiles, fashion, Red Flag Dhumbala Dancers, Gary Lang s NT Dance Company, Mambali Band. All weekend cultural dance groups, textile and art sale, didj and weaving, bush tucker and more. Sat 7pm - NGANGIWETIMBI DEMEMARRGU Old Stories New Ways MERREPEN ARTS www.merrepenfestival.com.au
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