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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

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Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

Have your say on Bangalow tree removal/succession plan

Bangalow residents and businesses are being asked for their thoughts on a plan to replace seven trees in the main street (Byron Street) and two in Station Street. 

Dirty Three with Eleanor Jawurlngali

New expanses to create. New music to share. The legendary trio Dirty Three are coming to The Green Room, Byron.

Interview with Steve banks

Steve Banks and The Sidemen are back for an intimate, partially-unplugged show at the Brunswick Picture House in Brunswick Heads on Saturday, July 6. The Sidemen – Jeff Burstin, Mike Mills, Grant Gerathy, Tony Slavich and Geoff Wright – are heading into a new venue, with new songs and a new format.

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

The masters of ‘zero to hero’

The masters of ‘zero to hero’ pub rock, The Tenants, are bringing their live show and Aussie humour to Mullum’s Courthouse Hotel for one night only on Thursday, July 4.

We’ve just passed the half-way point of the German Film Festival being screened at the Palace Cinemas in Byron Bay and there are still plenty of great films to see if you haven’t already got them in your diary.

One to look forward to on Monday is FCK 2020: Two and a Half Years with Scooter, It’s a doof-doof 150bpm success story music documentary from Cordula Kablitz-Post that follows Germany’s undisputed techno superstars Scooter, and frontman Hans Peter Geerdes, aka HP Baxxter, the mastermind of Scooter.

During the ‘90s no German band polarised opinion like them, but what was formerly considered disposable music is today cultish, Dadaist madness. With simple and concise slogans like ‘Hyper! Hyper!’ and ‘How much is the fish?’, Scooter became internationally known and has now sold over 30 million records.

Over the last two and a half years, Kablitz-Post followed Scooter throughout Europe – during private moments, in the studio, on the road and at concerts. Interweaving gripping live and private archival footage, this intimate portrait of the legendary frontman and band explores the emotional highs and lows in a time when parties and live performances were forbidden.

While the first part of the title ‘FCK 2020’ refers to a Scooter hit from 2020, it also responds to the pandemic-related imposition of a complete halt to all public music activities with surreal humour and an anarchic spirit of resistance.

FCK 2020: Two and a Half Years with Scooter screens at the Palace Byron on Monday at 8.30pm


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