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Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the week beginning July 24, 2019

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Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

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Unauthorised dwelling capital of the world!

Could Main Arm’s title as the Unauthorised Dwelling Capital of the World be under threat?

Councillors move to create alternative housing market

Byron Council is aiming to make 10 per cent of local housing genuinely affordable within the space of a decade, under a brave and ambitious plan to implement a Community Land Trust (CLT) model across the Shire.  

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Broken Levee Brass Band at the Brunswick Picture House on Sunday

Broken Levee Brass Band supported by Timbuktu

Brunswick Picture House  |  Sunday  |  4pm  |  $20/$15/$10; family of 4 $55

Broken Levee Brass Band is a goodtime dance band. Sashay to the grooves of New Orleans second line or sing along to some of your favourite tunes with a band that features more horns than a stretch of congested downtown traffic. With driving drums and mercurial vocals, the Levee’s repertoire consists of quirky arrangements of your favourite pop songs (à la brass band) and originals. Hailing from the Northern Rivers and formed after the devastating 2017 Lismore flood (their namesake), their mission is to generously generate genuine good groove while encouraging audience participation in the form of dancing (some people find their pelvis moves involuntarily at Levee gigs) or singing along (you will know the lyrics!). They play the Brunswick Picture House on Sunday at 4pm, supported by Timbuktu. Tix are $20/25/10 at brunswickpicturehouse.com.

Stu and Amber present the last UKE Night on Friday at the Court House in Mullum

Last Uke Night with Miss Amber & Stukulele

Court House Hotel  |  Friday  |  5pm  |  Family of 4 $25 at the door

Well, lovers of little instruments, it’s over. The eight years of 4-string strumming is done. The dress-ups. The play-ups. The community interaction: well it’s finished. This is the last Uke Night by Miss Amber and Stukulele so you need to come and catch them. Be part of the last night even if you don’t play the uke! Songs will be led by a full band and there will be a multitude of special guest vocalists and musicians including Sara Tindley, Ash Bell, Clelia Adams, John Hill, Shelly Brown, Raku O’Gaia, and Justin Bannister.

The restaurant opens at 5pm and there’s a special family price of $25 at the door for two adults and two children under 16. Here’s a direct link to download the songbook: http://bit.ly/byeMullum. – Be there or regret it for the rest of your life.

Port Royal at the Northern

Port Royal 

Hotel Great Northern  |  Friday 9 August  |  9pm  |  Free

Port Royal play the Hotel Great Northern on Friday 9 August. It’s their seventh independent tour of the east coast in support of their latest soul stirring single Ain’t Got You. The song is an upbeat pop rock tune influenced by the melodic styling of The Beatles combined with some Strokes-esque swagger. It’s a free gig from 9pm.

changoTRee play the Rails on Thursday at 7pm.


The Rails, Byron  |  Thursday  |  7pm  |  Free

It’s been one crazy international adventure for new band changoTRee, a unique male/female combo from the deep south of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. ‘Jet-lagging the globe’ has been the discourse for 2017 till 19 and heralds the release their new album Postcards From Tomorrow.

It all started rolling when changoTRee’s debut album Home had a #1 on the AMRAP AirIt charts in 2017.

The latest album Postcards is the culmination of recording, writing, and performing shows and festivals in Oz, New Orleans, Ireland, UK, NYC, France, and most recently Canada. It’s captured a real global/local essence in the muse with the merging of swampy-roots-blues-grooves, funky-folk, and surf-rasta with soaring vocals.

ChangoTRee is she, Ree Liddell, the elegant waxing vocals dobro, mandolin, acoustic guitar and he, Ian Treloar, the surf dog carving vocals, 8-string acoustic-electric guitar-synth. Driving the bus is Simon Dewar on drums, percussion, and harmony.

As Rhythms magazine head writer/review Tony Hillier declared, ‘ChangoTRee are blessed with chameleonic vocals to gutbucket blues to slide-drenched Bonnie Raitt passion.

They play the Rails on Thursday at 7pm.

Jesse Morris Rocks Federal in August

Fedrocks 19, Illumination.

Federal Hall, Jasper Corner  |  Saturday 17 August  |  6.30pm  |  $25 at the door

Support one of the coolest country halls in the region by going to Jasper Corner,  Federal, for Bedrocks 19, Illumination, on Saturday 17 August.

This is a major fundraising event to assist with the continued maintenance of the community space and in particular for a new feature window for the front of the old church (because the church actually took it!).

Ever since the collaborative effort during the Save the Heart of Federal campaign, the Federal community has been going from strength to strength. The old church is now in regular use for a wide range of activities and is looking alive and healthy with its new paint and beautiful stained-glass window. The area between it and the hall has been landscaped, solar panels have been installed, and lots of other general maintenance has been going on too. But there is always more to do.

Federal reached out to the broader community to help Save our Heart, and they appreciated the help. Come along to this night to continue that support and have a rocking good time… just what the hall was saved for! This is a fundraiser you will not want to miss.

August 17 is a bit off yet, but book the date and round up a bunch of friends for a night of fun, while supporting a strong, small community. A full hall of friends, music, dance, food, drinks, and good times ensuring a brilliant event every time. This year there will be no exception with two great bands, Jesse Morris and the Shakedown, Sofiella and The Handsome Husbands, plus DJ POB. All bound to get you up on the dancefloor.

There’ll be a licensed bar and a delicious dinner from Chef Cam of Forage and Graze fame. Tickets, available at the door, are $25.

For enquiries phone Alan on 6684 9313 or http://www.jaspercornerfederal.com.au/

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