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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Dec 2012



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Dec 2012

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40 NT NEWS. Friday, December 14, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -D E C -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 0 C O L O R : C M Y K NOW SHOWING FRIDAY FIX l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Santa Jeremy Briec, with twins Hollie and Sophie Ford, are ready to party at Monsoons on Sunday Picture: MICAHEL FRANCHI Keep Claus to yourself By MEGAN PALIN DARWINS Monsoons bar and restaurant will celebrate the festive season with some Territory flavour when it hosts a hot, red and white Christmas party on Sunday. Monsoons event coordinator Lori Gardiner said the shindig will correspond with the venues weekly Sunday Sesh. Patrons are being encour aged to get right in the Christmas spirit and dress up in red and white. The Christmas do will be hosted by Santa Claus and sexy Claus helpers. If you want to let Santa know your wishes for Christmas, his big old fat knee will be available to the punters, Gardiner said. And it wouldnt be Christmas without some tradition thrown in for good measure. We are doing a traditional roast lunch and dinner for all the punters, Gardiner said. And an array of wellknown artists will keep the crowd entertained. DJs will provide some Top 40 beats and throw in some Christmas sounds to kick-off the party before international guest DJ Vogue Williams takes over the reigns with Aussie DJs The Audio Slingers. Vogue has been a DJ in her homeland of Ireland for the past five years and held a residency at Dublins hip club Andrews Lane Theatre, playing pop with old school and electro. With more than 10 years experience each, the combined talents of Michael Gray (DJ Flash) and Josh Batten (DJ UK) have formed a powerful duo in Audio Slingers. During their time, they have played alongside an impressive list of names including Paul Van Dyk, Groove Terminator and The Potbelleez, and supported several tours including Gatecrasher, One Love and Ministry of Sound Annual. There will also be a $500 best-dressed prize on the night. Monsoons Christmas Party, Sunday from 5pm-4am, free en try all night STREET TALK Kevin, Stuart Park, fashion designer Favourite Band or Musician: Alpine. Favourite genre of music: Depends, usually house. Song most listened to on your iPod: Shampain by Marina and the Diamonds. If you were a rock star what would you demand in your backstage dressing room? Security that or a shoe wardrobe. Worst concert youve ever been to and why? Black Eyed Peas, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009. I was all whys there a hungover chick yelling? Turns out that was Fergies live singing. Best concert youve ever been to? Abba cover group, Edmonton, Canada, 2004. Pick one well-known musician to marry, one to have sex with and one to avoid (in that order): Mariah Carey, Darren Hayes, Brian McFadden. Whose songs are you most likely to sing in the shower? Lady Antebellum or Cher. Most embarrassing song or album you own? The Titanic soundtrack. Most annoying song youve ever heard? Big Girls Dont Cry by Four Seasons. Name your favourite song for: Exercising: Gay Bar by Electric Six. Dancing: Kylie Minogues latest album. Shagging: Breathe by Britney. Which artist would you most like to see perform in Darwin? Queens of the Stone Age. What would you say to your favourite artist if you met him/her? Id probably ask them to make me a sandwich. Weirdwacky night of cheers, beers By CLAYTON BENNETT THE Happy Yess will be filled with Christmas cheer and beer tomorrow night. The alternative Darwin music venue is going all-out with a Variety show/Christmas party mashup to end the year. Punters will be treated to an assortment of fun from carols to bands, DJs and even cake. Happy Yess manager Dan Davies said the Bloody Marys, Burrfoot, DJ Tom Halliday and the Rat Bag Choir will join in the good times. It will be a weird and wonderful night, like the Happy Yess of old, were bringing it back, Davies said. Karaoke sets will be dropped in and everyone can participate if they want, or they can chill out. Board members will also make an appearance, having a singalong throughout the evening. Davies was happy with the year at the Yess. It was a really good year for us, he said. We have had a great diversity of styles and put lots of stuff on that wouldnt have been seen anywhere else. The bearded man of the music venue listed last weekends sold out Sietta gig, bringing Singaporean metal band Impiety to play live, Joelistics performing as part of the Wordstorm festival, a Cabaret show and various reggae and dubstep nights among the 2012 highlights. Next year will be better, and even weirder, he said. Happy Yessmess at Happy Yess, tomorrow at 9pm. Tickets: $10 (free formembers). QUOTE OF THE WEEK Its not like we had any idea that was going on. We just took a wrong turn, and only realised once it was quicker to go straight ahead than reverse. We were all packing it in, obviously. I hope the guy got away. Didnt stop to find out though. Hip-hop artist Illy recalls witnessing a shootout while on holiday in Lima, Peru NT rockers tap in to crowdfunding for latest recording DARWIN alternative rock band Green Stone Garden (GSG) is joining the latest craze and crowdfunding to support their latest EP recording. GSG has secured Steven Schram who has worked with The Cat Empire, San Cisco and other major bands to produce and engineer their forthcoming EP release and theyre now asking the community to help bring their music to the rest of the world. The group has raised nearly $1500 but has a $9000 target, which will cover airfares, producing, en gineering, mixing and mastering. James Gough (vocals, drums and guitar) said: We want all our fans, listeners and friends to feel a part of the amazing opportunity we have been given. Find out how you can help GSG at www.pozible.com/greenstonegarden