June 17, 2014
In this Issue:
Josh Pyke is one of the country’s most successful musicians, a unique singer/songwriter with a poet’s penchant for a turn of phrase.
If you loved The Trip (2010), in which director Michael Winterbottom followed Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, playing themselves, on a restaurant-hopping tour of England, you can rest easy knowing that this re-run of the format has arrived as a welcome relief.
Byron Bay rugby’s season-defining road trip to Grafton was a major disappointment. The scoreline read 30–0 but in truth the Bay simply failed to turn up.
He’s dark. He’s twisted. He is piss-funny. Peter Berner lets rip with his signature sardonic snarl, as he gives the finger to the world at Comedy Capers at Cabarita Beach Sports and Bowls Club this Saturday.
The Park Hotel Rams emphasised their dominance of this year’s FFNC Championships with a comfortable win over Lismore last Saturday.
A true OzRock icon and distinguished member of the ARIA Hall of Fame, Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most enduring performers, and just one of the great acts playing over the weekend in the northern rivers.
There is something increasingly disturbing, creepy even, about Tom Cruise. As his blockbuster career bludgeons its way ever deeper into the nether regions of febrile male fantasy, you can’t help but think that the brain of the bubble-boy hero has gone with it.
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
She’s been lauded for her unique voice, her poetic lyricism and her tender-to-gutsy guitar. Lucie Thorne spoke with The Echo on the eve of her Mullumbimby show.
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After faltering against Marist Brothers at their last venture, Byron Bay was host to the Casino Cougars on Sunday in a clash that was bound to be a make-or-break one for the home side’s push to be a serious NRRRL title contender.
Last Friday, the winners of the 2014 Northern Rivers Business Awards were announced at a Byron at Byron gala event. Nine awards were presented by the NSW Business Chamber, with winners from around the entire region.
Rosebank residents are opposing a NBN wireless tower – planned for later in the year – with resident Steven Davies claiming that a survey so far has over 140 locals saying ‘no’ to the tower and only five in favour.
A trio of youngsters who found a bunch of used syringes in a public toilet in Mullumbimby last week will have to wait an agonising six months to see if they have been infected through needle punctures acquired while playing with them.
A submission from Byron Shire Council will be made to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority objecting to the proposed liquor licence for the Aldi supermarket in Byron Bay.
Byron Bay based singer-songwriter Tim Stokes performs his fusion of groove based acoustic blues and folk with The Band at the Rails Saturday.