In the mood to rock
THE Hoodoo Gurus have talked Dave Graney (pictured) and Clare Moore into getting The Moodists back together for Dig It Up. The Moodists were one of Australia’s most revered post-punk outfits between 1980 and 1987. The Moodists 2013 will feature Graney and Moore and original member Steve Miller with Mick Turner and Chris Walsh. Turner is now a member of The Dirty Three. The Moodists perform at the Melbourne Dig It Up joined by Ron S. Peno & The Superstitions, Super Wild Horses, The Straight Arrows, Bored Nothing and Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk. The Sydney line-up features Lime Spiders, The Crusaders, Super Wild Horses, The Laurels, Mother & Son and Bloods. The Australian acts join internationals Blue Oyster Cult, Flamin’ Groovies, Buzzcocks and Peter Case of The Nerves and The Stems.
Dig It Up plays Twin Towns on April 19. Burlesque Dinner & Show, Currumbin RSL: International showgirls, a can-can acrobat, a pole ballerina act, comedy skits, audience participation and more than 100 costumes. Two-course dinner. Show at 7pm. Tickets $59. Marty Harris, Swingin’ Safari: DJ and VJ Marty Harris brings the funk with soulful hip hop, R’n’B and house tunes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Lindsay Webb, Arts Centre Gold Coast: Lindsay Webb does live stand-up for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $22. Kill Surf City II, The Loft: Featuring live music from Arcade Made, Sassin Fras, Cassette Cathedral and Sean Thomas. Show at 8pm. $10 entry. DJ Turhan, Love Nightlife: DJ Turhan spins tunes for Heat 2 of the Australian Swimwear Model of the Year search. Leisure Bandits, Southport Sharks: Live funk, soul, reggae and hip-hop tunes. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry. Chi Chi, Currumbin RSL: Greg and Rose Powell make up the dynamic duo that is Chi Chi. Show at 7pm. Free entry. 8.30pm. Tickets $20. Lindsay Webb, The Clock Hotel: Lindsay Webb performs quick-witted stand-up comedy. Show at 8pm. Tickets $22. Round Mountain Girls, Coolangatta Hotel: Round Mountain Girls blend folk, roots, rockabilly, punk and rock live on stage. Mr. Cassidy, Pixie Jenkins and Mat Brooker support. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25 One Way Street Party, Neal Shannon Park, Surfers Paradise: The Delta Riggs and The Jungle Giants headline the Lanewaystyle festival with local bands Alone With Wolves, GOVS, Sneeky Picnic, The Ottomans and many more. Show from 2pm. Free entry. Stowaways, RSL Southport: Cover band plays dancefloor favourites. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. G-Wizard, Club Liv: Electrifying club set. Zambabem, Mandala Organic Arts: Brazilian band play samba-rock. Show at 8pm. $10 entry. Vicious Cuts, Platinum Nightclub: Featuring party-starters John Course and Stevie Mink with support from residents Craig Roberts, Flash and J-Row. Kato, Elsewhere: Sydney’s Kato hits the decks with Tiafau and resident Giv. Just Sayin’, Komune: Just Sayin’ play party tunes for Smokin’ Hot Saturdays. Show at 7pm. DJ Turhan, Love Nightlife: DJ Turhan plays 1990s R’n’B favourites. The Beam, Currumbin RSL: Duo mix top 40 hits with rock classics. Free show at 7pm.