The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009
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Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 18, 2009 35 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 8 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 3 5 C O L O R : C M Y K ZOMBIELAND (MA) FRI - SUN 2:30, 8:50 MON - WED 2:30, 4:30, 8:50 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) FRI - SUN 10:15, 12:20, 4:30, 6:45 MON - WED 10:15, 12:20, 6:45 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (M) FRI - WED 1:50, 4:45, 6:40 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (G) FRI - WED 10:10, 12:00 2012 (M) FRI - WED 3:40, 8:20 3 2 2 5 0 5 /1 0 FRI - WED 2:10, 8:40 NEW MOON (M) PLANET 51 (PG) FRI - WED 10:15, 12:10, 6:40 AVATAR (M) FRI - WED 10:20, 1:30, 4:40, 7:50 Hardcore band to turn up heat Parkway Drive from Byron Bay ... on their way to Alice. Cameron Boon CENTRAL Australia had better be ready when hardcore metal band Parkway Drive come to town next week. The five-piece band from Byron Bay will play an all-ages gig at the Alice Springs Youth Centre on Tuesday. Singer Winston McCall said they were ready to put on a blistering show in the Central Australia heat. He said: Ive never been to Alice Springs, let alone played a gig there before. Were going to start in Queensland and then travel all through Australia. There are a lot of places we picked to play at because weve never been there before. When we go to the regional parts of Australia, we get to meet all these new people and play at these new places. I have the most fun while Im on tour but I dont know what to expect from this one. Parkway Drive is well-known in heavy metal circles for their brutal music. Winston said the band was five dudes who look like surfies and thats because we are. He said: We go as hard and as fast as we can every single time we play. Passion and energy dont get left behind in our shows. There will be a reasonable mix of new and old stuff, considering this is the first time weve played in Alice. He said he enjoyed using samples from movies and other songs. I used to love including stuff that inspired the songs we used to write, but then our lawyer started getting letters from the places we were using for the samples. These days we try to make up for that by doing our own crazy sounds. Our progression has been really on the tech nical side of things since Horizons. This next album, weve just tried to cut the six-minute songs back to about threeminutes while keeping the same amount of stuff in there. He described the sound as thick, dark and deep like being strapped to an engine and then fired into the ocean. Winston said he was excited to be supported by local bands. Parkway Drive will play at Alice Springs Youth Centre at 6pm. Damien Armstrong going solo Damien decides to go it alone SMOOTH Central Australian guitarist Damien Armstrong is ready to strike a chord in the pubs of Alice Springs. The singer said he was taking it easy for most of 2009 but was excited to be doing solo work at the end of the year and during 2010. Damien has played at several venues around town already. Ive been doing a bit of session work with Leon Spurling over the last couple of weeks but now Im getting out and doing solo stuff. Ill mostly be doing covers but occasionally Ill sneak in a couple of original songs. Its actually been really heartening when I play my songs because people say they sound like recognisable pub anthems. Damien said he would be staying in town across the Christmas break and during the new year. He said he would not being working m u c h w i t h h i s b a n d m a t e s f r o m Fly990/NoKTuRNL. The other boys are out of town, so Ive been really working on getting my solo stuff up to scratch. Its taken a long time to find material that suits my voice. Now I think Ive worked up a few sets worth of stuff. Next year I think Ill work on releasing a single or something like that. Damien Armstrong has played regular gigs at The Lane, Toddys Backpackers and the Firkin and Hound, where he will be in action on Sun day from 6.30pm. Cameron Boon Artists do it live ARTISTS Michaela Gleave and Lena Obergfell will present a live studio residency at the Watch This SPACE gallery next year. The pair will physically occupy the gallery during its ordinary down time, reconfiguring it in various ways. The entire residency will be treated as an ongoing exhibition, with the public invited to view the progress, comment on and contribute to the project. There will be discussions, dinner invitations and performances. Watch out for Michaela and Lenas exhibition at the gallery on January 8 and 9, 2010.