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February 25, 2021

Mission to make you dance

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TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

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Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Date change – Kerry interviews Zoe Daniel

Journalist Zoe Daniel's conversation with Kerry O’Brien regarding her new book, Trumpland, has been rescheduled.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

A French Butler Called Smith SoundLounge Friday

If A French Butler Called Smith had to sum up their mission statement in one word it would be dance – and they’re willing to use any weapon in their artillery of musical genres to do it. Whether it’s funk, latin, gypsy or anything in between make no mistake – you will be on your feet. These five gentlemen have been gallivanting across the country strutting their unique and infectious sounds to ever-growing audiences, fast gaining a reputation for the best entertainment you can have with your clothes on. Make no mistake – A French Butler called Smith is a force to be reckoned with and if you’re yet to experience it you better hurry up and get on board for some exhilarating and captivating sounds you won’t find anywhere else!

After blowing audiences away with some explosive performances around the country in 2011, including Byron Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Queenscliff Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and a 30-date national tour, the Butlers ventured into Lovestreet Studios to evolve their unmistakably unique sound into another dimension with a new EP Eating Crow – released early 2012. With incredible new flavours and capturing the electric energy their live set has become known for, they are ready to take the country and the world by storm – you have been warned!

Get your serve from the Butler on Friday at the Currumbin SoundLounge.


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