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Issue 754

Editor’s Note

In 1980, The Rolling Stones wrote a song titled ‘She’s So Cold’. Whilst not directly about temperatures, and definitely about the fire in the loins, the title is something that has made its way back into my regular rotation as the winter freeze starts bearing down. Fortunately for us all, the winter woes won’t stick around as the region heats up with incredible music and arts offerings.

This month we turn the spotlight out onto Port Phillip Bay’s peninsula, where emerging talent is pooling. Bones and Jones, Carly Jorja, Brunette Red Dress, Paraquay and Heath Robertson Band are the rising stars set to hit the stage at Bellarine On The Rise in August for an all-ages spectacular. The music madness continues as we check in with Vacations, Kingswood and Pez, welcome honourary Australian’s Bonny Doon into the country and introduce newbies Mood Spill. There are so many reasons to get out in Geelong this month with Tourism Geelong and Bellarine highlighting the region’s greats and ReSound Festival taking over the city centre. As with the wins comes the losses and we have been struck with grief over the impending closure of beloved blues home, Pistol Pete’s Food ‘N’ Blues. Though we will desperately miss the gumbo and fried chicken and waffles, we must look to the venues that are still slinging scrumptious feasts like Club Chin Chin, Hanaya Fusion Cafe, Sawyers Arms and The Juicy Bar.

So get out there Geelong – explore, eat and embrace the winter freeze.