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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?

From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.

Other News

Federal Drive landslip works to begin

More than a year after a major landslip tore through Federal Drive during the floods, major works to reconstruct the damaged section are finally set to commence.

Tweed rail trail

In response to last week’s article titled ‘Tweed rail corridor rail trail not looking to the future’ (p.10) I...

Regulation essential

I would like to sincerely thank the nearly 6,000 people in our community who signed the ‘Byron Deserves Balance’...

Interview with Guy Maddison from Mudhoney

Seminal Seattle four-piece, Mudhoney, are returning to Australia marking nine years since their last local shows. A mammoth odyssey spanning April and May will see them playing headline shows across six states. Next week they will also release their new album, Plastic Eternity.

A pawn in AUKUS

Xi’s defensive ‘ring of steel’ comment, aimed at his domestic audience, clearly suggests that the US is being characterised...

And Still I Sing

Ballina Region for Refugees is holding a fundraising screening at Byron Theatre next Wednesday to raise urgently needed funds for their community resettlement program. The film is And Still I Sing, an extraordinary documentary by Afghan filmmaker, Fazila Amiri. 

Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett

For those of you who look at festival lineups and the ratio of names you recognise gets smaller with each passing year, The Echo has put together a snapshot guide to just some of the artists at Falls this year to pique your interest.

FOALS – Radiant, roiling, roistering, rabble-rousing UK guitar slingers.

BLOC PARTY – deliver choruses so big they have their own gravitational pulls.

KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS (US) – A boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything. Check out his track Pretty Pimpin’.

PAUL KELLY & MERRI SOUL SESSIONS – The man who taught us how to make gravy, cooking it up on stage with CLAIRY BROWNE, DAN SULTAN, KIRA PURU, VIKA & LINDA BULL – enough said!

MAC DEMARCO – Blissed-out Canadian boy genius. His chilled grooves, space echo guitars, crooned vocals and wacky sense of humour have won him a huge Aussie following.

COURTNEY BARNETT – Her ability to convey mundane moments, magnifying and stretching them into dense micro-narratives is just one facet of her incredible talent. Think Romeo Void meets Beck. A razor-sharp original.

THE AVENER – French do deep house to perfection. A gorgeous fusion of blues, jazz and house perfect enough to propel itself to the top of the charts the world over. Think Flume by way of Mazzy Star.

BIRDS OF TOKYO – masters of timeless, hug-your-friend, stadium-sized moments.

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Like Byron Bay in the 70s. Free-form, psychedelic, a little bit out there and soaked in sunshine.

Haitus Kaiyote
Haitus Kaiyote

HIATUS KAIYOTE – Melbourne-grown transcendent hybrid of jazz, psychedelia, soul, R&B, funk and electronica. No wonder Prince, Questlove and Gilles Petersen love them – and oh, they won a Grammy.

FLEETMAC WOOD – not a typo or a tribute act so much as a reimagining. Popular London DJ duo whose disco-centric re-edits of classic Fleetwood Mac tunes will have you scrambling in the closet for that Stevie Nicks top hat.

Falls Music & Arts Festival – General tickets go on sale Wednesday through www.fallsfestival.com.au. Or if you were lucky enough to be chosen in the ticket ballot and are wondering what to do, jump on those tickets!

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