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EARL­WOLF fea­tur­ing Earl Sweat­shirt and Tyler, The Cre­ator, Ea­tons Hill Ho­tel, Bris­bane, June 8 (all ages): . Tick­ets on sale Tues­day . The provoca­tive hip-hop star is risk­ing yet more con­tro­versy by writ­ing a song about the 1999 Columbine school mas­sacre. The Odd Fu­ture rap­per, who has pre­vi­ously been ac­cused of ho­mo­pho­bia and misog­yny over his lyrics, has writ­ten a new track about the shoot­ing, but tells NME mag­a­zine he does not sym­pa­thise with the killers and is merely try­ing to un­der­stand their mo­ti­va­tions. ‘‘I tried to write a song from their per­spec­tive, to try and fig­ure that out,’’ he says. ‘‘Those kids were nerds, f**king dweebs. I’m in­trigued as to how they thought, not what they did. How do reg­u­lar kids be­come what they be­came?’’ THE HAPPY MON­DAYS, UN­DER­GROUND LOVERS, The Tivoli, Bris­bane, June 7: The re­cently re­formed British band has post­poned its Aus­tralian tour, due to start to­mor­row, un­til June due to ‘‘un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances’’. ‘‘The Mon­days are up­set and apol­o­gise for not be­ing able to make th­ese orig­i­nal shows,’’ the Manch­ester band says in a state­ment. The tour will be the first time the orig­i­nal line-up has per­formed in Aus­tralia. New Or­der’s Peter Hook, orig­i­nally on the tour per­form­ing aDJ set, is no longer able to make the resched­uled dates and will be re­placed by 808 State. Melbourne’s Un­der­ground Lovers re­main as spe­cial guests for the resched­uled shows. AN­THONY CAL­LEA, Twin Towns, Au­gust 10: Singer/song­writer and for­mer Aus­tralian Idol run­ner-up Cal­lea, 30, tours to show off his third stu­dio al­bum, Thirty – 10 cover songs in­clud­ing Cheap Trick’s The Flame, Heart’s Alone and two orig­i­nals ( My All and I’ll Be The One). Melbourne-based Cal­lea (pic­tured) is al­ready plan­ning to re­lease an­other al­bum later in the year. JOAN BAEZ, Con­cert Hall, QPAC Bris­bane, Au­gust 12: Joan Baez was more re­mem­bered once as the woman who in­tro­duced Bob Dy­lan to the world but there is no doubt her voice will res­onate as her legacy. The folk leg­end returns to Aus­tralia more than 25 years af­ter her last tour. As an 18-year-old, Baez elec­tri­fied the crowd at the New­port Folk fes­ti­val in 1959 with her tra­di­tional bal­lads sung in her trade­mark haunt­ing voice. She marched for civil rights with Dr Martin Luther King, stood along­side Nel­son Man­dela in Lon­don’s Hyde Park when the South African icon cel­e­brated his 90th birth­day and con­trib­uted to the Oc­cupy Wall Street move­ment by per­form­ing at the camp and on their ben­e­fit al­bum.

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