The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009
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36 Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 18, 2009 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 6 C O L O R : C M Y K ALICE LIVE 5 0 2 5 0 5 /1 0 7 1 2 5 0 5 /1 0 Remnants mix it for festive season Nathaniel Rothwelll of Glasgow Smile has joined up with Scare Citys Daniel Shepherd. Cameron Boon THE remnants of two heavy-metal bands have teamed up to provide an eclectic mix of acoustic covers and originals. Daniel Shep Shepherd from Scare City and Nathaniel Rothwell from Glasgow Smile have been playing at The Lane in recent weeks. This is not the first time the pair have performed together. Both were members of the cover band, Vin Rouge. Shep said: Weve played together a couple of times but most recently at the Young Guns day. Me and Nathaniel try to cover a big range of songs, as well as do a couple of originals. We play Foo Fighters, the Kooks and Lynyrd Skynyrd lots of stuff. While weve only been playing for two or three weeks, weve had a couple of people watching us. I want to get some more gigs at The Lane and then play at some other places around town next year. He said performing with only one other person was a radically different experience to playing with a band. Were just trying to build our confidence at the moment. Its pretty hard to keep a really hard, rocky sound when you only have two dudes on a couple of guitars. When youre in a band, its a lot easier to hide and get wrapped up in the performance, but when its just you its a lot more scary. Nathaniel is the only member from his band left here and so am I. We both wanted to keep going with music and so we just decided to start playing. Shep said he would like to reconnect with the pianist in him. I used to play piano but I havent done anything recently. I want to practice some more so that I can play during performances. Theres this one version of My Hero by Foo Fighters that is really awesome its so good. While they were happy to play as a two-piece, the pair said they were also looking at starting a new band. Actually, were on the lookout for an inspired drummer to come and jam with us for a bit. If anybody is keen, come and see us after one of the shows. The duo will play downstairs at The Lane tonight from 6.30pm. Jesse Eisenberg stars in the latest horror comedy. Zombies starts and ends well HORROR comedy Zombieland does what it says on the tin. At least for the hilarious beginning and body-count finale. A nation of zombies munch brains and have their heads blown off at the start and end of this slick ride. In between, debut director Ruben Fleischer takes detours into light dramatic terrain, which brings down the buzz brought by what Zombieland does best have fun with the undead. You dont have to be the Worlds Biggest Zombie Fan to get a kick out of nerdy loner Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) explaining his rules for surviving Zombieland and its plague of mutant mad-cow disease. To set the scene around our dorky hero, Fleischers title sequence is a slo-mo zombie sensation, a black-humour gunshot that lingers as Columbus meets drawling hardcase Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson). The easy rapport between smirking Harrelson and smartgeek Eisenberg (like a lesserknown Michael Cera) gets mileage, before con-artist sisters Wichita and Little Rock interrupt and spark a crosscountry journey to a rumoured sanctuary. Missing are the wall-to-wall references to zombie movie mythology you might expect. Rather, Fleischer sprinkles gleeful scenes of industrious executions amid regular character development. Columbus and Wichitas connection, and a surprisingly serious conclusion, demonstrate how Fleischer takes the finger off the comedy trigger more than anticipated. Even so, Zombieland is wellarmed amusement and it has one of those major superstar cameos anyone with common decency will refrain from revealing. A peculiar pick, much like Fleischers other divergences from Zombielands main attractions. Zombieland, rated MA, can be seen at Alice Springs Cinemas. Cameron Boon ALL GIG GUIDE DETAILS MUST BE PHONED IN (8950 9777) OR FAXED (8950 9740) TO THE CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE BY TUESDAY. BOS SALOON: `Live @ Bos Broadcasts live on Sun FM, via satellite and on the internet, at www.bossaloon.com.au 8.30pm every night. Sun Scozzie every Sunday from 3.30pm. ALICE SPRINGS MEMORIAL CLUB: Fri Karaoke from 9pm. Sat Video DJ1 from 8pm to late. HEAVITREE GAP TAVERN: Wed to Sun Chris Callaghan from 6.30pm. Sun Sunday night roast for $10. Reptile show from 6pm. WATERTANK CAF: Sun Open mic from 2pm. BYO wine. ANNIES PLACE: Thurs Thirsty Thursdays with Scozzie from 5.30pm. GAP VIEW: Sun Karaoke from 4.30pm to 7.30pm THE LANE: Fri Iwupa with Sassy J and 4 Elements. $10 entry. Nathaniel and Shep downstairs. Sat Nathaniel and Shep downstairs. T&C TAVERN: Thurs to Sun DJ from 9pm to 2am. Sun Kat Raynor from 1pm to 4pm. BLUEGRASS: Sun Built for Comfort from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. EDITORS NOTE: Would you like your gig in our free weekly gig guide? Call the Centralian Advocate on 8950 9777 or fax to 8950 9740 for a free mention in every Friday edition.