January 28, 2014
In this Issue:
A consummate filmmaker who is as much curator as creator, Martin Scorsese has turned the autobiography of Jordan Belfort, a larger-than-life Wall Street dealer, into a ripping yarn in which aspiration in overdrive (or avarice, if you prefer) is the great American leitmotif.
Having established himself as modern cinema’s most acclaimed Shakespearean actor – a sort of Olivier with moles – Kenneth Branagh has carried on with his unexpected career swerve as director in the lucrative but trashy milieu of the CGI action flick.
This Saturday sees an innovative fashion cabaret hit the stage at the Byron Brewery. Seven spoke with Prem Kasho of Kali’s Kreations about her idea to take a simple clothing line launch and make it a spectacular.
Book reviews by the Echonetdaily Drudges – This month: In Siberia by Colin Thubron; Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss; The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson; and My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.
Tom Richardson uses the latest in loop pedal technology to create a wall of sound, overdubbing four part vocal harmonies, complicated percussion grooves and lead and rhythm guitar parts, all live on stage
Any activity that children can do as a group, including team sports, is the glue that forms friendships that can last forever. Learning to rely on your buddy is a great part of the human condition and should be explored by everyone.
Australian journalist and author Malcolm Knox has written a comprehensive, entertaining and eye-opening account of the rise and rise of methamphetamine use in Australia
Myth, marriage, magic and fantasy are all rolled up into one in this fantastic story of Princess Matilda, the one they say is cursed, Judith, the princess’s faithful maid and Parz the mighty warrior.
Have you wondered why cars have the best view of the beach in the Byron CBD? Or whether misguided development incentives inadvertently force out small business?
Roots reggae favourites Groundation are making their way around the country with a stop-off planned for the Byron. Founding member Harrison Stafford chatted about this legendary outfit.
Word around the traps is that local surfer, 2011 Master of the Pipe and one of Byron’s favourite sons, Kieren Perrow, is hanging up his competitive leg rope for the last time.
Australian singer/songwriters Jen Cloher, Liz Stringer and Mia Dyson have teamed up to present a very special three-woman show and will appear at Bluesfest
Brunswick Heads resident Kim Rosen was announced Byron Shire citizen of the year at a ceremony on Australia Day, while 15-year-old Azi Currie was declared young citizen of the year.
The operator of Byron Bay’s La Playa restaurant/lounge bar (now called Soho) is refusing to leave the premises after he was given an eviction notice for unpaid rent.
Will Byron Bay’s traffic gridlock be addressed before the first sod is turned on the yet-to-be-determined West Byron Project? Yes, according to NSW minister for the north coast and Byron resident Don Page.
Crowdfunding platforms are providing artists and musicians around the world with a unique way to self-actualise a project.
In New Orleans Bourbon Street may be the most famous street in the French Quarter, but round here Bourbon Street are much-loved 80s rockers.
St Elmo Dining Room and Bar in Byron Bay is both a restaurant serving modern Spanish cuisine and a bar with sophisticated cocktails and an extensive wine list.