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Scene Briefs

Indie-pop/surf-folk/country-somethings Laneway play the Sphinx Rock café this Sunday, December 2. A duo from Melbourne who relocated to country Queensland to write and take in the bucolic melancholy, Laneway have been likened to Paul Kelly writing songs for Mazzy Star. They play from 2pm.

Circus Arts students from tumbling tots to fully-blown adult acrobats are putting on an end-of-year showcase at the Byron Entertainment Centre this Friday, November 30. Clowns, acrobats, strongmen and aerialists will show off their high-flying talents and after the show the flying trapeze and jumping castle are open for all ages. Show starts at 7pm and entry is $5 or $15 for a family pass. Phone 6685 6566 for more info.

Having raised $9,000 through crowd-funding this year, Australian-touring reggae rockers CC the Cat have nearly completed a new album for a 2013 release. Meanwhile they roll into Byron Bay this weekend to play the Brewery for free, on Friday, November 30, from 7-10pm. Expect high-energy reggae action and big horns with funky dance moves.

The exceptional voice of Laura Nobel will brighten up the By the River Bar in Ballina this Sunday, December 2. She'll be performing songs from her CD Since The Blues Caught My Eye. She's backed by the Jim Kelly Band, with Greg Lyons on bass and Scott Hills on drums. They'll be pulling out some originals as well. That's from 3pm and will set you back $5 for an afternoon of fine blues.


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