Scene briefs

Prog-rock giants Karnivool play the Great Northern, Byron Bay, next Thursday, July 19. On their nationwide outing they're being tag-teamed by Victorian Triple J 'Next Crop' rockers Redcoats with their epic single Dreamshaker and Sydney's instrumental post-rock band sleepmakeswaves, fresh from touring the USA and Europe. Tickets are $40 plus booking fee from, or the venue (6685 6454). Doors to the maelstrom open at 8.30pm.

Local songstress Georgina Pollard has pulled in a feast of friends for the launch of her latest release, How to Film a Feast. The Platinum Lounge at the Lismore Workers Club is the setting for this soiree, next Tuesday, July 17, at 7.30pm. Steve Russell (keys), Shaun Robinson (guitar), Angus Graham (bass) and Matt Goodwin (drums) will feast on the first set. Pals Dylan Curnow (keys) and singer Jesse Matthews Cooke will finish off the night with some high energy gospel/blues/soul delicacies. $10 gets you a CD.

Lucas Stone, frontman of Gold Coast rock stalwarts, Helm, is on an East Coast run with his new acoustic trio. Made up of guitarist/vocalist Dario Lagana, along with Stone's high school buddy, guitarist/surfboard shaper Adam Milne, the trio are going as far south as Melbourne's wintry shores. Playing a swag of Helm originals, new songs and a smattering of covers, they'll warm up the Byron Bay Brewery this Friday from 8pm.

If their hit single Gets Me Every Time is any indication, Blood, Guts & Firetrucks sing about stuff that requires public utilities to fix. Led by Lismore's Young Songwriter of the Year, Ryan Beveridge, they've got hard-hitting results with high rotation of their single on ZZZfm and feature spots on Worldwide Youtube channel Balcony TV. See for yourself at the Byron Bay Brewery, on Friday, July 13, with The Clues, from 8pm. Wear a helmet.

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