Have you ever thought there might be something missing from your experience at the cinemas? You walk in, popcorn in hand, and sit down to watch the movie. You might laugh or cry, but once the credits roll you lift yourself out of the seat and head back home. While this is pretty much the peak of what your movie experience will be, a few times a year we’re graced with the film festival: several days of events, socialisation and, of course, good films.
In the past a gig for Jack Carty involved getting shoeless and losing himself so much in the music that he wriggled his toes. While Jack now plays with his feet covered, the passion is still there – and he’s taking it with him in a national tour.
Beards are majestical love rugs for your face. You may see it as just unkempt facial hair, but in reality it is awesomeness on your face. One man that knows all about beards is Brayden Dorney of Barber’s Choice Beard and Moustache Tonic, and we cornered him for a little chat.
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu; no matter how you say it, parting is such sweet sorrow. So when we heard that Guy and Gaz were putting Yacht Club DJs to bed to go their separate ways, we wanted to say au revoir, wish them well, and reminisce about the good times.
Melbourne’s leading Cuban band, Carlito’s Way, will bring their eight-piece outfit to Geelong’s waterfront for a salsa spectacular on Friday, November 7. If you loved the music of Buena Vista Social Club, Carlito’s Way will stir your blood as they bring to life the authentic roots of Cuban rhythm.
“Honestly, Trivium wouldn’t exist without In Flames,” Trivium frontman Matt Heafy told Forte unequivocally. “They were one of the bands that showed me the extreme pairing of melodicism and brutality. The fact that they mix death metal, new wave and British heavy metal with traditional Swedish folk music, all into one amazing package, is simply mind-blowing!”
“Beatles fans are everywhere. We regularly meet fans who were there in the audience in 1964 or even in The Cavern at a school girl in ’62. We often see the same faces flying around the country to catch another of our shows. I see fans with as big an appetite today for the music and characters they love as ever. It is a privilege to be a Beatle Boy.”
“I am a music lover, music in its totality, and when I compose a piece of music I feel the need to be 100% free to express myself, not thinking about a specific genre but more to concentrate on the flow. One of the main reasons I make music is because it makes me feel free, no boundaries, no genres, no restrictions of any kind, it is my form of expression; it is simply myself.”
Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra are bringing hope to our shores when they touch down next month – quite literally. “When we got back from our last tour we spent six weeks re-recording a version of our latest release Cope. Hope is a more stripped-down sounding album,” explained lead guitarist Robert McDowell. “We all love playing these songs different ways, and you’ll hear both versions when we play the Australian shows.”
Fresh from a tour of Germany, Liz Stringer is back in the country and instantly playing keys for friend and fellow musician Mia Dyson on her national tour, before playing her own solo tour around the country to promote her new live CD and DVD. Meet a very busy woman.