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WHAT’S ON!Hannah Mackin & Steve Newcomb
Hannah Mackin & Steve Newcomb


“Vinyl Attack!!” – Seaplane are playing at Rics on the 15th of January with Sweet Dreams. Free entry. Check www.4zzzfm.org.au for details.

Consume and MySpace Music present the return of Peaches! Performing live with backing band, Sweet Machine, this Monday 18th January at The Hi-Fi. Joining Peaches for this exclusive club show will be Shunda K from the USA and Quan the Amateur. Go and get your party on! Tickets are available from The Hi-Fi, www.thehifi.com.au and usual outlets.

Next Thursday 21st January, head along to The Zoo to check out Hannah Macklin & Steve Newcomb‘s lauch of their new EP ‘Paper Cranes’. They’re supported by Miguel and Yeo & The Fresh Goods. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are $15.

Bullpit Records presents Dutch Oven on Tuesday 26th January – the last event to be held at Cleveland Tavern before their stage is turned into a pokies room! Bands include Imitation Realists, Forty Five, Kids on Glue and many more. Entry is free!

Dick Nasty are celebrating their 10th birthday! And to celebrate, are putting on a couple of shows. On Friday 29th January see them at The Step Inn with Quickening, Teargas, Sweet Dreams and To The North. Alternatively, come to our carpark on Saturday 30th to see them with Turnpike, No Anchor and One Shot Salute. Remember that our carpark shows are free and all ages!

gig review
Why?/McKisko/To the North/Lion Island
at The Troubadour, presented by Mistletone and In Finland,
– December 13 2009 (better late than never right?!)
I was ecstatic to hear that Why? were playing a side show in Brisbane after their appearance at the Meredith Music Festival. It was rumoured that they required a three-hour soundcheck, and whatever they were doing there must have paid off, because these familiar songs were beautifully transformed by the intensity of the live performance. Although Why? comes from an experimental hip-hop background, the live versions highlighted their rock influence, especially in the guitar-heavy crescendos of tracks like “The Hollows” and “These Few Presidents”. The only minor downside was the sweltering heat in the Troubadour, but many ingenious audience members purchased vinyl copies of Eskimo Snow and Alopecia to use as fans. All in all, my high expectations for the evening were not disappointed.
– Grace Nye
book reviewsGreat Moments in Australian History

The Bradshaw Variations

Great Moments in Australian History by Jonathan King
Entertaining book of short stories of some of the greatest moments in Australian History. Favourite story was about Mary Bryant (an ex highwaywoman) who successfully lead an escape from Botany Bay. For people with limited attention spans that hate traditional history books – no footnotes or references. Its weakness is in the fictionalised content and that everything is presented in black and white as the ‘Truth’.The Bradshaw Variations by Rachel Cusk
This book has a great premise around the impact on a family of changing gender roles with the mother returning the full time work and the father staying home to look after their daughter. Describes how alone people can be even in a relationship and the discontinuities between peoples needs and reality and the pressure to conform. Found the book heavy going, the language pretentious and didn’t finish it.

Brothers & Sisters by Charlotte Wood
Short stories by a range of authors around relationships between siblings. The stories feel very real, like peeking through a window into peoples lives. Favourite from the book is of an childless lady travelling with her sister for her niece’s wedding and the jealously and emotion of yearning for that connection and importance to a child. On the down side many of the stories deal with day to day relationship issues disjointedly with little feeling of plot or a purpose. A bit like listening to household gossip over the dinner table.

blogsNic Cage as Bella Nic Cage As Everyone
This blog was founded on the belief that everything in life would be just that little bit better if Nicolas Cage were in it. And you know what, we think it’s true. Check out the pics of the most versatile actor of his generation and see what you think.



Ingredients (makes enough for 8)
250g Flour
1 packet of baking powder
125g of sugar
3tbsp milk
125g of honey
1 tsp vanilla powder (optional)Method
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celcius. In a bowl, mix flour with baking powder. Add sugar, milk and honey. Mix well. Pour the mixture into a buttered cake pan. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

(Hint: Wait at least one day before tasting it. It’s better that way!)


In The Loop

Some of you may know Wing from her guest appearance on South Park, maybe you saw her on The Clive James Show or Rove? Either way, if you haven’t heard of Wing – you’re about to bear witness to her unique talent.Wing, has in a few short years achieved worldwide fame and a cult following that transcends borders and languages. This is your chance to see her live, like so many admiring audiences from New York to San Francisco, from London to Wellington. Please welcome Wing, performing live for the very first time in Brisbane! Witness her classic covers of Michael Jackon’s ‘Beat It’, ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ and ACDC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ and so many more, Wing sings these hits like you’ve never heard them before.

When: Mon 25 Jan, 8pm (Australia Day Public Holiday Tues 26 Jan)
Where: The Zoo, 711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
Supported by Potato Masta

4ZZZ has 10 double passes to give away to her show, please email zedletter@4zzzfm.org.au for your chance to win.

In The Loop
The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing.The US General Miller (James Gandolfini) doesn’t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC.

If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one (Chris Addison) can sleep with the right intern (Anna Chlumsky), and if they can both stop the Prime Minister’s chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. If they don’t… well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy (Gina McKee), who they never liked anyway and who’s back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who’s angry about a collapsing wall (Steve Coogan).

4ZZZ has 5 Double passes to a special screening of In The Loop, 6.15pm January 20th Palace Centro New Farm, please email zedletter@4zzzfm.org.au for your chance to win.

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