Scene Briefs Nov 26

The Velocettes are a surf psych rock band. (Got it?) They have that ‘Shadows’ sound but with a contemporary edge and plenty of attitude. The Velocettes will play the Tatts Hotel in Lismore (surf capital of the world) this Sunday, November 29, from 5pm. Local bands The Antibodies and The Tendons (and others) will support. Great way to spend a Sunday arvo. The gig is free.

To help Samoa rebuild after the September tsunami, a fundraising classical concert has been organised in St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Lismore, this Saturday, November 28, at 7.30pm. Movements from organ sonatas will be played by Warren Whitney. Stephanie Higgs will also perform with the St Andrew’s Choir. Also performing is Spiritsong who will perform Purcell’s Te Deum Laudamus. Tickets are $15, including wine and cheese, at the door. For more info phone 0429 185 361.

The East Lismore Bowlo will be jumpin’ this Friday night, November 27, when the Rochelle Lees Duo takes to the stage to play all the favourites tunes from the wild days of the 60s to the hits of today. Rochelle Lees and Lachlan Renwick push the envelope of what two voices and a guitar can do. With rich harmonies and a mission to have fun, the Rochelle Lees Duo will rock and croon the East Lismore Bowlo from 8pm.

It’s their last gig for the year, so come groovin’ with The Hoochers at the Nimbin Hotel this Friday night, November 27, where they’ll be spreading their original, funk-filled blues sounds yet again. The Hoochers, fronted by the sassy Miss Jodie, incorporate slick and funky-arse dance tunes with plenty of magical jamming moments and Tim Tonks’ backup vocals. So get ya dancing shoes on, and get funky from 7.30pm.

Country rock outfit Jabiru will return to the Richmond Hotel in Lismore this Friday, November 27, from 8.30pm. Ray Simpkin, Andrew Hegedus, Roy Geiger and Stuart Johnson have all been founding members of local bands such as Bourkenback Boys, Trax, Little Eagle, Fossil Rock and Bourbon Street – so they know how to get you rockin’. And keep you rockin’.

Superstitious is a fortnightly electronic music event at the Tatts Hotel in Lismore. The first event was a success so now the crew is putting on the second this Friday, November the 27, from 8.30 pm. Local DJs Wallapalooza and Sista Ray will be joined by recent Sydney relocates Ricko & The Questionnaire (pictured). The night will have everything from dubstep to drum ‘n bass and all that lies between. $5 gets you in. Goes till late.

Bassist and vocalist Hans Lovejoy will be dishing up an evening of songs from Chet Baker, Vince Jones, Sting and Robben Ford when the Hans Lovejoy Trio plays the Jazz-Bah at the Ballina Hotel, this Saturday, November 28. The trio is Hans, guitarist Geoff Wright and Jamie Pattugalan on the kit. From 6pm.

Country music songwriter and recording artist Graham Rodger can boast a connection with Lismore and surrounds. His great-

grandfather George Rodger was a builder in Lismore and Casino before taking up several farms in the area. Graham has just released his eighth album to wide acclaim. The title track We’re Gonna Be Alright went top five in Australian country music charts. Graham will play the Kyogle Bowling Club this Sunday, November 29, from 1-4pm. Tickets at the door.

The Bellydancers’ Christmas Party will be a dance extravaganza of local bellydancing groups and soloists at the Italo Club in North Lismore this Saturday, November 28. It’ll be a night of costumes, dancing and world music. The bar is open and food is available from the kitchen. Tickets are $15/12 ($25 family) at the door. For more info phone Belladonna on 6633 5150. The fun starts at 7pm.


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