Tickets still remain for Rick Astley’s show at GPAC on November 30. The Together Forever tour sees Astley return to our shores for his second visit in a short time, the last time being 2012. Born in the small coal-mining town of Newton-Le-Willows, Astley released a little single called ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ in 1987.
It’s not uncommon for cafes now to have their front counter filled with an array of brightly coloured, and sugar filled treats, though not many can claim they’re all made in house like they are at Darriwill Farm Café in Highton. “Everything is made in house – or as much of it as possible. That means sauces, soups, as much as we can, the only thing we can’t do is bake our own bread here,” head chef Josh Beaumont says.
If you’ve been umming and ahhing about taking music more seriously than you have, the people at Oxygen College in Geelong are the best at putting your career to a great start. Enrolments are now open for full and part time courses in music performance, music business, electronic music, sound production, photography and art. It’s time to take things seriously.
What can we say about Geelong’s Motor City Music Festival that hasn’t been said before? Steven Tyler says: “Yeeeeow! Man, this is some kind of cool-ass s**t”, while Steven Seagal says: “Yeah, mumble grumble. I like it. Star dust.” That bit may be made up, but we’re pretty sure they would love it – and how could anyone not?! The basics are it is an all-out music extravaganza boasting over 50 acts performing across three days on five stages.
2015 will kick off with a bumper tour from Matthew Colwell, a man you probably know better as 360. His name has been popping up a fair bit recently. First, a few people got their knickers in a twist for comments he made on Q&A. The Herald Sun chimed in, god bless their little hearts, which he responded to wonderfully. Then some prankster claiming to be 360 got the better of 3AW. But let’s just let his rhymes do the talking.
Here we go for one last time, my friends. One final look at 2014’s Queenscliff Music Festival. You know all about the line-up, so we’ll just fill you in with all those little things we feel you should know. That way, all you need to do is dress yourself. And surely not even you can screw that up.
Greater Geelong Declaring a Year of Action to Tackle Ice. Work has progressed since a successful August 14 – 15 IDEAS Summit, where over 60 selected people from a cross section of the Geelong and Barwon communities came together to brainstorm and come up with 12 direct action community projects that will be used to raise awareness and prevention initiatives in readiness for the Declaration Day.
Musicians taking time out from their bands to explore new ideas: it’s not an unfamiliar scenario. In 2008, Simon Bailey and Kris Emond took a breather from their usual gig to jam out some ideas. Recruiting Anth Dymke, this trio would christen themselves Pony Face. They have, in their relatively short life, released an EP and two albums, but their latest venture is something special.
Australia Day in 2015 means we’re getting another run of the Havaianas Thong Day Challenge. In 2015 they’ll say goodbye to single digits and celebrate the big 1-0. For those not hip to the square, the day brings together thousands of people through family-friendly activities.
As the year rockets to its end, we are beginning to look ahead to what treats are in store for 2015. We made a brief mention of this one last issue, but here we take a closer look at the Family Fun Day coming up at Bendigo’s Music Man Megastore. So why is it family fun? Mega family fun, dare I say?