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By Donna Penry
Bertie Blackman has been
working on her artistic
side and will be exhib-
iting a selection of her
original pen and ink
artworks, at The Moss-
green Gallery in Mel-
bourne on 19th November
6-8pm. She will also perform a couple of acous-
tic songs on the night.
All the artwork will be on sale, with a key
piece being auctioned. All proﬁts will be donated
to music charity Support Act. Bertie has created
a T-shirt design from one of the artworks, which
shall later be available in JB Hi-Fi and independ-
ent retailers bundled with Bertie's album Secrets
Bertie's also gearing up to play the Queen-
scliff Music Festival along with Marcia Hines
and Little Birdy held November 27-29, which
will see her deliver her trademark quirky moves
and pulsating tunes. This is a great festival, so
get along to it.
• Madonna celebrates her outstanding career
spanning three decades, with the release of her
Celebration CD & DVD, there are an amazing
47 video clips on the DVD and 36 great tracks on
the CD (sold separately).
• Pink has just released her live DVD, Funhouse
Tour Live in Australia. Now you can relive the
• Catch the amazing and charismatic B-52s this
month and next month at A Day on the Green
After great success during the '90s in bands Stella One Eleven and Bughouse, Ge-
nevieve Maynard has spent the past few years establishing herself as a solo artist.
Looking for a fuller sound and inspired by alt-country, Gen put together a band
of trusted and talented musicians, The Tallboys, for her new album The Hollow
Wa y . The luxury of owning her own professional recording studio meant that Maynard
could spend the time needed to get the results she wanted and being an unencumbered
artist allowed her to make the kind of album she wanted. Gen says: "The sound of the al-
bum is... lush, classic, warm I guess. And we really paid a lot of attention to detail. When
we recorded I refined it, continually making space so that the most important sounds had
room. As a result there's a lot of space and depth on the album."
As an out lesbian who's straddled both sides of the live/party scene, Gen had some in-
teresting observations: "I've always been out and was very active in the queer scene when
I was a DJ. The queer community sadly doesn't seem to get into live music. I guess it's
partly our culture -- when you're coming out you want to go to queer places, which tend to
be clubs, not pubs filled with heteros, so you grow up in that kind of environment. Since
my main focus has always been live, original music I've always worked in the mainstream
music community. I'm not a lesbian musician; I'm a musician who is a lesbian."
GIVE UP THE GHOST
Country music is deep in
Brandi's bones and she was
born with the voice for it. There
are some giddy-up/rockin'
country tracks along with stripped back ballads. This
is country/rock brilliance.
FIXIN' TO THRILL
Canadian band, Dragonette
Fix to Thrill with their
exciting, daring, heavy pop
tunes accompanied by
Martina Sorbara's unusual, electrifying high vocals.
BRAND NEW EYES
Hayley Williams lends her
power-vocals to this heavy
emo/pop/rock. Some tracks
are bordering on metal while
others are power ballads.
Terry confronts her own
personal, political and poverty
issues in Jamaica with a
new sound, incorporating
reggae based electronic/rap. This is an exciting and
If you haven't
heard of Queen-
ders, it's only a
matter of time.
Happy Pill is
nationally and these lady loving lasses are
building momentum fast. In previous incarna-
tions, WAMI-Award winning Jessie Vintila
supported the likes of John Butler and Eskimo
Joe. She found her songwriting soul mate in
Emma Royle who occasionally moonlights
as a qualiﬁed carpenter. The Lucky Wonders
reﬂect inﬂuences like Angus and Julia Stone,
Tegan & Sara and Carole King. It's insight-
ful, beautifully crafted music. You are invited
into a personal world, they share the real bits.
Happy Pill may be attracting controversy but
the girls are quick to reply that it's not about
taking or not taking drugs, rather a call for
introspection, dealing with your issues rather
than covering them up. They're recording their
debut album for release early 2010.
DRAGONETTE - @ Stereosonic Festivals
-- November 28th Moore Park Sydney; 29th
Claremont Showground Perth; Dec 5th
Melbourne Showgrounds; Dec 6th Eagle
Farm Racecourse Brisbane.
THE LUCKY WONDERS -- Nov 8th Federal
Park Party Byron Bay; With MISH, 28th
Mullum Bowlo Mullumimby.
ANGIE HART -- Nov 5th The Troubadour
Brisbane; 6th & 7th The Raval Sydney; 14th
The Toff in Town Melb; 20th The Jade Monkey
Adelaide; 26th Republic Bar Hobart; 27th
Hotel New York Launceston.
KATE MILLER-HEIDKE -- Nov 10th Byron
Bay Community Centre; 12th Caloundra
RSL; 13th QPAC Concert Hall Brisbane; 15th
Civic Theatre Newcastle; 17th Hellenic Club
Canberra; 18th Festival Theatre Adelaide; 20th
The Enmore Theatre Sydney; 22nd Penrith
Leagues Club; 24th Geelong Performing Arts
Centre; 25th The Palais Hepburn Springs;
28th The Forum Melb.
Photo: Sean O'Shea
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