Pile Of Bones

From darkness, they emerge a twisting sensation of bodies curled. As the lights slowly rise, so to does this performance unfurl. In Pile Of Bones, there’s something maleficent,  rhythmic and disruptive to the choreography. Brash and unapologetically, as the performance continues, repeated moments that allude to the more classic, are elbowed aside. Dancers shift from character to object  and from lucid vision to solid form, through various scenes a loose but clear narrative established. The work of Stephanie Lake Company, this a direct and all together personal meditation upon themes of genesis, desire and the human condition. 

Each dancer, commands the respect of audience, the detail and precision of which they apply here, incredible. The choreography forms a detailed and intrinsic language that is beautiful and loaded, bringing you inwardly to a place that is realised and authentic. Here a display of the way in which we can mould, train and teach the human body to communicate without words. But amid the refinement, the creators have also allowed room for each dancers own personality to feature. There is a cheeky and playful element that rebuts the darker and more pressing subject matter being examined an intelligent choice that brings further shade. 

Pile Of Bones works intelligently with lighting and owns a keen sense of spatial awareness. Choices made in terms of the soundtrack do border upon the cliche, but the unique and all together contemporary approach taken here manages to just skirt this outcome, for its production values the performance, made all the more refreshing. 

Some scenes do detract from the performance as a whole, wether this be because of the introduction of props, or a need for more time in development, a question to be asked. But for all detraction that these brief moments introduce, so to they also achieve something else, bringing audience into a new place. Introducing new trains of thought, to an already heady and cluttered mix of ideas.

Dance work, such as Pile of Bones, is electric, white hot and of universal appeal. It to presents the perfect example of dance and its form, in the here and now. Thought provoking, and highly recommended, it’s playing this week at Arts House, North Melbourne, for tickets or more info click here

Andrew Morrish – Oh Well Parts 22 & 23

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    Andrew Morrish - Oh Well Parts 22 & 23
    Three extended solo improvisations from Andrew Morrish, one of Australia’s most experienced and cherished performance improvisers. His tragicomic theatrical world is built through movement and text and generously basted with the spirit of direct communication.

    The Oh Well project started in Melbourne, July 2015, and will finish with Part 26 at Tanzfabrik, Berlin in February 2018. In between have been further seasons in Melbourne, Adelaide, Ljubljana, Berlin, Bouxwiller, Zagreb, Orbost, Paris, Poznan and now Dancehouse.

    NOTE: These are single tickets ONLY.

    Shows (Gold & Bronze Membership)
    26/08/2017 8.00pm | Admin Fee $10.00 | Book Tickets
    27/08/2017 5.00pm | Admin Fee $10.00 | Book Tickets

    Dancehouse
    150 Princes Street
    North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
    3000
    Australia

    Andrew Morrish – Oh Well Parts 22 & 23

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      Andrew Morrish - Oh Well Parts 22 & 23
      Three extended solo improvisations from Andrew Morrish, one of Australia’s most experienced and cherished performance improvisers. His tragicomic theatrical world is built through movement and text and generously basted with the spirit of direct communication.

      The Oh Well project started in Melbourne, July 2015, and will finish with Part 26 at Tanzfabrik, Berlin in February 2018. In between have been further seasons in Melbourne, Adelaide, Ljubljana, Berlin, Bouxwiller, Zagreb, Orbost, Paris, Poznan and now Dancehouse.

      NOTE: These are single tickets ONLY.

      Shows (Gold & Bronze Membership)
      26/08/2017 8.00pm | Admin Fee $10.00 | Book Tickets
      27/08/2017 5.00pm | Admin Fee $10.00 | Book Tickets

      Dancehouse
      150 Princes Street
      North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
      3000
      Australia

      Andrew Morrish – Oh Well Parts 22 & 23

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        Andrew Morrish - Oh Well Parts 22 & 23
        Three extended solo improvisations from Andrew Morrish, one of Australia’s most experienced and cherished performance improvisers. His tragicomic theatrical world is built through movement and text and generously basted with the spirit of direct communication.

        The Oh Well project started in Melbourne, July 2015, and will finish with Part 26 at Tanzfabrik, Berlin in February 2018. In between have been further seasons in Melbourne, Adelaide, Ljubljana, Berlin, Bouxwiller, Zagreb, Orbost, Paris, Poznan and now Dancehouse.

        NOTE: These are single tickets ONLY.

        Shows (Gold & Bronze Membership)
        26/08/2017 8.00pm | Admin Fee $10.00 | Book Tickets
        27/08/2017 5.00pm | Admin Fee $21,623.00 | Book Tickets

        Dancehouse
        150 Princes Street
        North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
        3000
        Australia

        TWO NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

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          TWO NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

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          We hope you’re all having a great week and enjoying the sunshine!
          This weekend we’re in for an action packed three shows, remember you can still purchase last minute tickets at the door on the day of the show.

          Vicky O’Keefe – CD GIVEAWAY – FRI 18 AUG
          Don’t forget
           Vicky O’Keefe is offering 50 lucky ticket holders a chance to win a copy of her new album 50 Diamonds! Winners will be notified at the door upon entry where they can claim their prize. You can also watch Vicky perform on Channel 7’s – The Daily Edition tomorrow afternoon at 2:30pm!

          Blackeyed Susans – SAT 19 AUG
          We’re excited to welcome The Blackeyed Susans as they perform material off their latest album Close Your Eyes and See. It’s their first album of new material in over a decade. Lush, beautiful and mysterious, Close Your Eyes and See is a response to the wonderful and woeful world we live in – an appeal to keep your dreams alive, even when it feels as if you’’re living in a nightmare. If the outside world poses difficult questions, the answers may just lie within. NOT TO BE MISSED!

          LAST CHANCE Normie Rowe – Interactive Q+A Show – SUN 20 AUG
          Normie will be debuting his one of a kind interactive show on Sunday 20th August. He’ll be choosing select questions and song requests from his fans. 
          Do you have a question that you would like to ask Normie? Or maybe you have a favourite song of his that you would like him to sing on the day? Email NORMIE direct with any questions and or song requests HERE!

          Read on to find out more about THIS WEEKS SHOWS, NEXT WEEKS SHOWS plus OTHER FLYING SAUCER NEWS….

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          Sat 7th October

          The Substitutes & Billy Miller present ‘Double Trouble’

          Ferrets front man Billy Miller and his band will join ‘60s specialists The Substitutes for a massive double trouble headliner show this October! Billy and band will kick off the night with an acoustic set and then The Substitutes will join him to trawl through the finest, grooviest, most danceable songs of the ’60s. This is will be a very special gig for both bands, not to be missed!


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          Sun 8th October

          The Black Sorrows

          The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act and are returning to rock the saucer this October! Be treated to an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well- crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Unmissable!


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          Fri 18th August

          Vicky O’Keefe – Album Launch/Tribute to JO’K

          Vicky O’Keefe will be bringing her passion for singing and performing to the Saucer this August and her latest independent release, 50 Diamonds which features 13 original songs and captures the essence of her songwriting talent. A true artist with a performance that is sure to impress!


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          Sat 19th August

          The Blackeyed Susans

          Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums. Come experience their first album of new material in over a decade, delivering one of their strongest collections of songs to date.

          SELLING FAST!

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          Sun 20th August

          Normie Rowe – Interactive

          Australia’s biggest pop star of the sixties, Normie Rowe will be landing at The Saucer this August bringing you a special interactive show. Prepared to be treated with a bunch of hit songs, stories about his hit songs, his highs, his lows, and the rumours! UNMISSABLE!

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          Fri 25th August

          Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

          From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist to songwriter, Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most respected and well known artists! Be quick to book folks as this show is bound to sell out fast!

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          Sat 26th August

          Madder Lake play Stillpoint

          The Flying Saucer Club is excited to welcome Madder Lake this August. Performing the hit album ‘Stillpoint’ in its entirety as well as tracks from their critically acclaimed follow up album ‘Butterfly Farm’ and 2015’s new album ‘World’ which featured guest appearances from Mike Rudd (Spectrum/Ariel) and Neale Johns (Blackfeather). DO NOT MISS OUT!

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          Sun 27th August

          Ashley Naylor presents ‘Younger Than Yesterday: A Live Interpretation of The Byrds’ 1967 Masterpiece’

          Celebrating 50 years of the seminal psychedelic-folk- country-rock opus, this will be a special one- off matinee performance that is A MUST SEE! Featuring an A-list of musicians headed by ASHLEY NAYLOR (Even, Paul Kelly, Rockwiz), MICHAEL BARCLAY (Livingstone Daisies, WPA, The Messengers), RICK PLANT (Buddy Miller, Mudcakes), SHERRY RICH (Girl Monstar, The Grievous Angels, The Grapes) and MATT PALMER (Carousel, The Youngsters, Raw Nerves).


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          Upcoming Shows

          Fri 1st September

          Russell Morris & Band

          Sat 2nd September

          Fiona Boyes

          Fri 8th September

          Linda

          Sat 9th September

          Dylanesque – The Story of Bob Dylan

          Fri 15th September

          The Tarantinos

          Sat 16th September

          Soul Chic presents ‘The Eva Cassidy Experience’

          Fri 22nd September

          The Quarrelmen

          Sat 23rd September

          Michael Oliphant & The Second Hand Spacesuit Tour

          Fri 29th September

          Jam the Funk

          Sat 7th October

          The Substitutes & Billy Miller present ‘Double Trouble’

          Sun 8th October

          The Black Sorrows

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          Out of this world offers…

          FLYING SAUCER MERCH 

          Our Flying Saucer Club T-Shirts are made from 100% Cotton and are sure to last you even through the roughest of mosh pits. They make a great gift for that special music lover in your life, or even to add to your own growing collection! Offering both Mens and Ladies styles, we have a wide range of sizes and logo colours to suit all tastes. ORDER YOURS TODAY!

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          Treat them or yourself to one of our Gift Vouchers, with a range of prices to suit all budgets.

          SATELLITE LOUNGE T-SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED!
          Grab your swanky new Satellite t-shirt at a show this weekend! Our t-shirts are made from 100% Cotton and are sure to last you even through the roughest of mosh pits. They make a great gift for that special music lover in your life, or even to add to your own growing collection! Offering both Mens and Ladies styles, we have a wide range of sizes, and sadly no, they don’t glow in the dark.

          Coming up at our sister venue the Satellite Lounge…
          Sat 19th Aug – Vicky O’Keefe – Album Launch 
          Sat 26th Aug – Renée Geyer + Abbey Stone
          Fri 1st Sep – The Blues Club Revival – Remembering Dutch Tilders
          Sat 2nd Sep – Party Girls present “Rock n Roll Women – Rock Goddesses of the ’80s”
          Sun 3rd Sep – Bowie Unzipped feat. Jeff Duff
          Fri 8th Sep – The Eagles Story
          Sat 9th Sep – Ramble Tamble – The Australian Creedence Show
          Sat 16th Sep – BackBeat present ‘A Beatles Inspired Tribute to Chuck Berry’
          Fri 22nd Sep – Gypsy – The Rumours of Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac
          Sat 23rd Sep – Dancing In The Street – A Tribute to Motown
          Sun 1st Oct – Chris Wilson & Band + Mike Elrington
          Fri 6th Oct – The Black Sorrows
          Sat 7th Oct – Wendy Stapleton presents The Dusty Springfield Show
          Fri 13th Oct – AC/DSHE
          Sat 14th Oct – The U2 Show – Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary
          Sat 20th Oct – Linda
          Sat 21st Oct – INXSive
          Fri 27th Oct – Nick Barker & The Monkey Men play Rolling Stones
          Sat 28th Oct- Scarecrow-The Mellencamp Show
          Sat 4th Nov – Ian Moss + Special Guests
          Mon 6th Nov – Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie presents ‘Million Dollar Riff’ + Special Guest
          Sat 11th Nov – Soul Sacrifice – The Music of Santana
          Sun 12th Nov – Mental As Anything w/ Taylor Sheridan
          Sat 18th Nov – The Substitutes present ‘The ’60s Girl Rock Show’ w/ special guests Kelly Auty & Andrea Lees
          Sat 25th Nov – Into The Mystic – The Music of Van Morrison
          Sat 2nd Dec – Absolutely Live – The Doors Show
          Sat 30th Dec – The Official Blues Brothers Revue (USA)
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          The Real And Imagined History Of The Elephant Man

          Melbourne audiences have recently been offered up a plethora  of theatrical works made in the same gothic style, brooding, incomplete and fanciful experiences. This work may however remain proof that a tight production, abundance of smoke effects, emotive sound, lights and everything else at your disposal, won’t always prove enough to wow an audience. 

          The dramatic exploitation of physically disabled characters. Parallels drawn between London in years proceeding the industrial revolution and our present, here unspoken truth of climate change. These parallels between place and person proof enough of the works artistic merit.  But when a vast majority of art and theatre now collectively seek to push an agenda or incite conversation, each voice has to be  heard louder than the last.

          The script limits the depth of these characters, none granted enough premise to foster connection. A radical empathy or sense there of, desperately missing. Having single performers take to multiple characters here has back fired, the resulting effect is confusing, oft missing the mark. The heightened sense of reality which builds in opening scenes, seemingly promises something great; but dissipates quickly. With all the important bits like character, connection, back story and plot lost, the performance canters along and soon falls into its own fail safe rhythm.

          There is no great ending or resonate sensation left post performance. Theatre centres around and is at its best a study into the human condition. Not just a moment, but something which is documented, archived and kept. This work aught to be so much more, so much better than it is. Could it be that classic story telling is dead or now lacks some of its resonance? Could a fresh approach to this subject matter, more time or a more intuitive knowledge of the creative fabric that is Melbourne, given us what this performance should have been?

          This work has great bone structure though little else. See it for the spectacle, but don’t look to close, nor think to deeply- this is decent theatre, but still leaves much to be desired.

          The Real And Imagined History Of The Elephant Man is now playing at Malthouse Theatre, for more info or to book you tickets click here

          18 – 20 August

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            ST KILDA ART CRAWL 22 – 23 Sept 2017

            Born from universal art and culture. Inspired by California’s successful community strengthening Venice Art Crawl and fuelled by St Kilda’s passionate grass roots’ creatives.  The St Kilda Art Crawl has arrived.

            Similar to St Kilda’s sister city of Venice Beach in California and like the Venice Art Crawl, St Kilda Art Crawl is a not for profit incentive for the people by the people.

            It’s aim is to galvanise community spirit and co operation by proactively integrating the business world with the world of art and culture. The life blood of any great city.  This is a unified drive inviting St Kilda’s local artist, musicians, writers, poets and street artists to share and celebrate who they are with the world.

            As well as combined effort and support from the local traders, artists will be supported by extensive media coverage through TV, Radio and online media.

            The World is Your Oyster so get involved!

            Last night Wilbur Wilde was MC at Acland Street’s Veludo Cafe host to the second Mixer for SKAC bringing together artists, enthusiasts and local traders in preparation for the next St Kilda Art Crawl on the 22 – 23 of September 2017 – a week before the grand final; and with a collaborative spirit SKAC and VAC will be streaming events via their mutual Facebook pages linking the sister cities in celebration.

            Original SKAC member Mick Pacholli in Q & A

            Original SKAC member Mick Pacholli in Q & A

            Colonel Pietro Iodice chairman of SKAC in Q & A

            Colonel Pietro Iodice chairman of SKAC in Q & A

            Geoffrey Fry SKAC Creative Director in Q & A

            Geoffrey Fry SKAC Creative Director in Q & A

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            Enthusiastic brethren

            Coin Talbot with partner Liz with Jean and Wilbur Wilde MC for the evening

            Coin Talbot with partner Liz, friend  Jean and Wilbur Wilde MC for the evening

            Film by MYnewsroom Tim & Simon Barnett & pationpics.com Photographs and promo byKerrie Pacholli

             

             

             

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              Louis Baker, Soul Seeker

              New Zealand’s music industry just keeps serving up some of the finest contemporary artists we have any where in the world right now. Louis Baker, who hails from Wellington is yet another artist at the centre of this new wave, clearly on the verge of greatness. Having just released his “sensual new video” the accompany to his latest single Addict, Melbourne next month will have the chance to catch him live at The Grace Darling Hotel. TAGG had the chance to speak with Baker about his sound, process and the music industry at large.

              What was your inspiration for this latest song?

              I’ve always had a thing for soul, and electronic music. Addict is like the love child of both of these fascinations.

              How would you describe your musical style, who are your biggest influences

              My inspirations are broad, but mainly people such as D’angelo, Jeff Buckley, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Joni Mitchell.

              Describe a world bereft of music, could you imagine such a place?

              Some have said that music is a moral law, or the food of love. I see it in this way too. All I know is, if music didn’t exist, this world wouldn’t be as vibrant or as bright.

              Why the shift from your past work to these more electronic sounds, is this reflective of trends in music that are emerging?

              I guess it’s subjective. For me, it’s about expression. I’ve never really wanted to be put in a box when it comes to my music. I like what I like. If something sonic moves me, then I just go with it. That’s where the magic happens, in following your intuition.


              How did you find yourself in the music industry, what led you to this point?

              Good question. From time to time, I remind myself of the reasons why I started playing music in the first place. It was all about playing for the love. Because you had something to say. Looking back, there were so many late nights during my teens, rehearsing with bands. Working hard into the early hours to get a chorus sounding tight. Trying to get the music in the pocket because you dreamt that one day you would tour the world and share it with multitudes of people. Then all of a sudden it’s 10 years later and you’ve toured around the world, playing the music you love, and you realise what an awesome ride it’s already been, and how there’s still heaps more of the journey to come, and that you still do it for the same reasons you started out with.

              Yes, it’s simply the love of music that led me here.

              How is the music industry doing across the ditch? Has the rise of artists like Lorde helped or hindered other New Zealand musicians?

              I think it’s been good for NZ. It has certainly shined a light on us, and reminded the masses that we have some amazing talent down here. To be three times platinum in the US is no small feat. I admire her writing and artistry and wish her well.

              Louis Baker will be playing on the 20th of September at The Grace Darling to book your tickets or for more info click here