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The Centralian advocate Fri 22 Jun 2012



The Centralian advocate Fri 22 Jun 2012


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 111

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Centralian Advocate, Friday, June 22, 2012 47 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 2 -J U N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 7 C O L O R : C M Y K ALL GIG GUIDE DETAILS MUST BE PHONED IN (8950 9777) OR FAXED (8950 9740) TO THE CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE BY TUESDAY. ROCK BAR: Fri Unknown Artists from 8pm. Sat Duncan Rae from 8pm. Sun Dom Costello from 8pm. Mon Ben Phillips from 8pm. Tues Damo Armstrong from 8pm. Wed Dom Costello from 8pm. Thurs Duncan Rae from 8pm. JUICY RUMP: Fri Damo and Tanya from 5pm, DJ Jed from 11pm. Sat DJ Jed from 11.30pm. MONTES: Fri dancing madness from 8pm $15 entry. Sat Cutlery (DJs) from 8pm $5 entry. BOJANGLES: Fri-Sat Michelle ``The Little Lady with the Big Voice from 8pm and DJ Monty from 10.30pm to late. Sat Farewell Lock-In from 1am. ANNIES PLACE: Fri Gareth Dawkins from 9pm. Sat DJ Bed-on-a-Shed from 9pm $5 entry. Sun Mega Chill Sesh with Toby Robinson from 2pm. TODD TAVERN: Mon Alice Springs Desert Music Club from 7pm entry by gold coin. UNCLES TAVERN: Fri Toby Robinson live from 4.30pm and karaoke from 9pm GILLEN: Fri karaoke from 8pm. Sat Quiz Mania from 7pm. EDITORS NOTE: Would you like your gig in our free weekly gig guide? Call the Centralian Advocate on 89509777 or fax to 89509740 for a free mention in every Friday edition. www.therockbar.com.au All new acts welcome at The Rock Bar Ph: 8953 8280 ALICE LIVE Underdogs underbellee The outrageous Dan The Underdog GET ready for some outrageous fun tomorrow night as local producer Dan The Underdog teams up with Darwin MC Bellee to for UnderBellee and l a u n c h t h e i r Underbellee album in Alice Springs. T h e p a i r h a v e worked together on various projects for years but this is t h e i r f i r s t f u l l length album. Bellee, real name Bryan Lacombe, said the album was put together over the course of a year. He said: Dan produced it and this is r e a l l y t h e f i r s t time Ive put something out. I really wanted to see what happened for a first-effort album. I m really happy with it. The first time I held a properly-pressed CD was really different. Gigs we played in Darwin really filled the room. People were paying attention and people bought a few. Dan The Underdog McAleer said he expected the tune Bottle O Gin to get the crowd jumping. He said: Its got a real old-school rocknroll sound behind it and people seem to love it. This is a real solid album I could listen to it front-to-back every day. UnderBellee will be supported by Catch The Fly and Muzza & Kritiek and there will be MC battles. The Underbellee album launch will be on the Soma Rooftop in Todd Mall at 9pm. Tickets are $15. Cameron Boon Its tour de laughs Jimeoin... lovely Cameron Boon He wontchange your life but he will make you laugh a lot; brilliant! ITS been two years since hes been in Alice Springs, but Irish funnyman Jimeoin has already sold out his show this weekend. He has been touring his new show Lovely around the world since last year and said the performance would be a snapshot of his outlook on life. He said: I reckon Ive got a pretty good angle o n l i f e . I t seems like the more gigs I do, the less I have to think about what my material will be. If people ask me if I get nervous before a gig I always tell them its only if I havent done a gig in a while. I dont really like to talk too much about my kids or stay on one topic. If you stay on one topic, its more of a lecture, isnt it? I kind of talk about all sorts of things. He said the Alice Springs show at the Araluen Arts Centre would be one of the last in a very long tour. It feels like Ive been on this tour forever. Ive still been taking my guitar along on tour with me. Its a nice way to finish a show, other than with spoken word. Its like a little ta-dah that you can give the audience. J i m e o i n said his next tour would be called What?. The show h a s b e e n called: Hilarious. It gets no better than this. Hes not trying to preach to you, he wont change your life but he will make you laugh a lot; brilliant! Time Out London; and Comedy of the highest order, inspired ramblings. The Independent (UK) n Jimeoins Lovely will be on at the Araluen Arts Centre from 8pm this Sunday. Tricky task of tackling the ticking biological clock Edward Burns and Jennifer Westfeldt in Friends with Kids Leigh Paatsch E XPERTLY written, yet sometimes awkwardly acted, Friends with Kids is a tough film to rate. In her filmmaking debut, American writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt rents the house style occupied by Woody Allen in his prime. Yep, that means youd better have a high tolerance for yappy ensembles of affluent New Yorkers. The types who are always at the ready to say whatever is on their oh-sourbane minds. What helps the film no end is that Westfeldt secured the services of an elite support cast to carry some of the heavy conversational load. The Bridesmaids trio of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Chris ODowd are all on board. So too is Mad Men star Jon Hamm (Westfeldts reallife husband). Even former Transformers man-magnet Megan Fox is up to the talky tasks sent her way. So where is the awkward acting, I hear you ask? Well, this is where Westfeldt possibly got too ambitious. Casting herself in the plum central role of Julie, a single woman in her late 30s whose biological clock is ticking like Big Ben, turns out to be not such a genius move. Though hardly a failure in such a prominent part, Westfeldt does not quite have the performing range to anchor a film of this calibre. The plot centres on Julies efforts to silence her yearning to become a mother by having a child with her long-time platonic best friend, Jason (Adam Scott). The pair concoct a set of nostrings-attached rules that come to alternately intrigue, amuse and offend their married friends. And yes, those rules are destined to be seriously tested when Julie and Jason find they underestimated the bonding power of parenting. The film feels lighter, brighter and funnier when the focus shifts off the mismatched leads, and lets the second-stringers play to their strengths. Although, wondering what Wiig could have done with the part of Julie, is a feeling that will never quite go away. Overall, this uneven adult comedy is still worth the price of admission, if only because it wields both an edge and a bluntness rarely found in your average chick flick. And lets be honest here. There are a lot of average chick flicks dumped on the market every year. Even when Friends with Kids finds the jokes to be in short supply, you would still take it ahead of something like What to Expect When Youre Expecting every time. Friends with Kids is rated MA and can be seen at the Alice Springs Cinema.