The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011
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38 Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 3 8 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 End of Week Party with live music from 9pm. Sat Gareth Dawkins from 9pm. Sun DJ Illworth set from 7.30pm. Mon Joe Relic from 8pm. Tues Wet Season from 8pm. Wed Shayne Witt from 8pm. Thurs Gareth Dawkins from 8pm. BOS SALOON: Bring in your iPod every night from 9pm and the resident DJs will play the songs you want to hear. www.bossaloon.com.au HEAVITREE GAP TAVERN: Fri Tim Rickards Chris Callaghan 6pm - 10pm. Sun Reptile show at 6pm followed by musicians Tim and Chris. $10 specials every night. KINGS CANYON RESORT: The Roadies Family Fun Band Sat to Thurs from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. MEMO CLUB: Fri open mic night 9pm. Sat Final Notice from 9.30pm. Thurs free video jukebox all night. SOUNDS OF STARLIGHT: Tues Fri The Didgeridoo Outback Show with Andrew Langford. For bookings call 89530826. TCT: Fri-Sat DJs from 9pm. Sun live music 1-4pm. JUICY RUMP: Fri Birthday Party with Stan Walker from 7pm and DJ Jed from midnight. Sat DJ Jed from 10.30pm. Sun Duncan Rae from noon. GD MCGEES: Sat Final Notice from 8pm. 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. www.therockbar.com.au All new acts welcome at The Rock Bar Ph: 8953 8280 2 8 0 2 0 5 / 1 2 a s 5 3 0 2 0 5 / 1 2 s e 4 9 0 2 0 5 / 1 2 a s ALICE LIVE Red Dog the mutt is an outback legend Red Dog and actor Josh Lucas AUSTRALIAN movies have a tendency to go one of two ways ultra serious with depressing themes and stark camera work or happy-go-lucky larrikin stories. Red Dog, is seated firmly in the second category. Based on the stories, anecdotes and poems about a dog that wandered Western Australia in the 1970s, the film is a fun romp about life in a rural Aussie town. Its 1979 and Red Dog isnt doing so great. The population of Dampier has gathered in the pub to hold a vigil for the ailing mutt when a bloke rolls up. Naturally hes never heard of the famous dog, so everybody takes the time to tell him their favourite stories about the pooch. Red arrived in Dampier with the publican back in 1971 and the locals immediately took a shine to him. There are men and women from all nations liv ing in the mining town, but nobody could stake a claim on the dog. Yeah, hed hang out with them for a while, but he always went wandering after a short time. The cast is brilliant at portraying the population of a rural town in Australia. They work hard, play hard, love a bit of the rough and tumble and occasionally show a softer side. There are a couple of laugh-out-loud moments and the soundtrack managed to get my foot tapping. But Red Dog is no shining beacon. And the soppy bits made me want to cut off my ears and use them as fruit bowls. Red Dog will delight doglovers and people who grew up in the bush. n Red Dog is rated PG and can be seen at the Alice Springs Cinema next month. Cameron Boon Fat Sham made me feel like a bogan Gareth Dawkins... new album should be out by Christmas Cameron Boon G U I T A R I S T G a r e t h Dawkins has returned from a two-week tour around Perth, has a new website and promises a new album is on the way. He said his trip to Western Australia had broadened his mind about being an original songwriter. He said: I got sick just before I went, so I ended up having to cancel a couple of the shows that I was supposed to do. It was a real change of scenery and a change of pace. I flew into Perth and hit Scarborough, which was a really surfy part of the city. I played in a place called Indie Bar, which had a couple of different acts including Ruby Boots, who is being played on Triple J. Another place I played was called Fat Sham Records, which was probably my favourite. There were all these old boutique records. I guess you could call it a hipster place. I didnt really know what a hipster was until I went there I kind of felt like a bit of a bogan. That night was great because everybody was in the mood to hear that sort of music. A lot of people had travelled a long way for a night out and wanted to see some musicians. He said watching and hanging out with other musicians was one of the highlights of his trip: They were all really trendy and their music was really good. I thought my stuff was going to go down like a lead balloon, but it didnt. Skin and Adelaide were real favourites. There were some people I knew over there who were promoting the album and getting the word out about me. It was awesome to see people who were familiar with my music before I even arrived. I also got to see a lot of artists and see how they do things. I made some good contacts and learnt some of the art behind performing. I got to rub shoulders with some interesting songwriters. I want to go back again in a couple of months and do more gigs. Gareth said he had booked into the Red Dirt Studio to record a new album. I wanted to record in another studio just to get a feel of whats around and, basically, just because I can.