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Live Music Roundup: Thursday 6 October, 2016

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Lismore incumbent – Janelle Saffin MP

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Dr Leon Ankersmit looks at mining, and thermal waste incinerators in the Clarence

Dr Leon Ankersmit has stated that he supports the position of no mining in the Clarence catchment but has stopped short of signing the Clarence Catchment Alliance pledge to 'ban mining in the Clarence catchment.

Election 2023 – Clarence: George Keller 

George Keller is running for the seat of Clarence on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party sees corruption and vested interests having more impact on MP's decisions than the genuine interests of the community.

Interview with Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson

Abounding with musical creativity, confident songcraft, and deeply felt emotion, Southern Avenue marries soul power and jam band liberation with gospel, blues and righteous R&B to craft their own timeless brand of American music. Seven spoke to Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson last week, in late winter Memphis, Tennessee…

Geoff Provest talks SSF and hosptials in Tweed

A key issue in the seat of Tweed is around the preservation of State Significant Farmland that is currently under threat from developers like those behind the 'Cudgen Connection' development proposed for the site next to the current Tweed Valley Hospital.

Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?

Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site. 

Mental as Anything at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October
Mental as Anything at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October

Mental music

Having graced our stages, radio airwaves, record books, playlists, TV screens and award nights for close to 40 years, Mental As Anything are proud to announce the release of two brand-new singles: Shake Off Your Sandals and Goat Tracks in my Sandpit. Their contribution to the Australian music landscape was formally recognised in 2009 with their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Catch them at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October at 8.30pm. Show $30.

Blip for Falls

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is calling on you to help select the next artist to grace the main stage alongside industry heavy weights Avalanches, Childish Gambino and Violent Soho! Readers are asked to vote for their favourite local act sponsored by specific media. The Echo is promoting Tralala Blip, an electronic outfit who have at the core of their originality the contribution of three members with disabilities. Powerful and joyous self-expression from those whose voices we don’t often hear.

To vote for Tralala Blip to keep spreading the love go to fallsfestival.com/byron-bay.

Dolphin entry

The entry deadline for the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards has been extended to Friday 14 October. Follow the link to enter nceia.org.au.

Repent & be saved!

Rock on Repentance is a family-friendly event raising funds to complete renovations and to continue with the general upkeep of Repentance Creek Hall.

The hall has been a focal point within the Rosebank community since 1937. With 10 bands from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Saturday at Repentance Creek Hall. 2.30pm.

The Loveys (formerly Ukeloveys) at the Drill Hall Theatre in Mullumbimby on Wednesday at 7.15pm
The Loveys (formerly Ukeloveys) at the Drill Hall Theatre in Mullumbimby on Wednesday at 7.15pm

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