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March 3, 2021

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Method, Saturday, Sheoak Shack & Sunday, The Riverview Hotel

Roots/folk duo Method come out of hibernation this week, returning to the northern rivers for another slice of the good life, with shows around the shire and beyond. Guitarist Bill Jacobi is a regular solo performer around our local venues and this year saw him performing at the Byron Blues Festival as a runner-up in the Busking Over Byron competition. He is joined by drummer extraordinaire Frank Corby, of Bondi Cigars fame, who cut his teeth in the Boston and San Francisco blues scenes before migrating to Australia in the early 90s.

Together they make music that is raw and stripped-back in approach. Sometimes folky, sometimes swampy, the skeletal combination of drum kit and amped-up acoustic guitar snakes and rattles across material drawn from the joys and perils of everyday life.

With over 40 album credits between them, Bill Jacobi and Frank Corby have toured and recorded with some of the cream of Australian folk, blues and rock music. Together as Method they have been making music, recording albums and playing live for almost 20 years. Originally from The Blue Mountains, their debut EP Rhythmethod was released in 1996. Two albums later and another one on the way and the fire is still burning.

You have two chances to see Method this weekend: Saturday at the Sheoak Shack, Fingal and Sunday at the Riverview Hotel, Murwillumbah.


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