What’s on: club­bing, shows and gigs....................

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - CON­TENTS -

STEER­ING clear of top­ics such as bro­ken hearts, lost love and teenage angst, Ip­swich-based indie-folk quar­tet Ball of String dig a lit­tle deeper into their mem­ory bank to write a solid song. While all four mem­bers share vo­cal du­ties, gui­tarist Fearghal Geoghe­gan and singer Sean Ga­gen are in charge of the writ­ing process. ‘‘One of the first songs we wrote was Mem­o­ries,’’ Geoghe­gan says. ‘‘We tried to think of the very first mem­ory we could re­mem­ber. Sean’s was the first girl he kissed when he was six. Mine was a lit­tle stranger. I was four and my brother was sleep­ing in my bed and he threw up. I woke up and re­mem­ber run­ning around the house just as day­light broke and the sun was com­ing up through the trees.’’ Geoghe­gan says he and Ga­gen try to chan­nel a feel­ing that suits a melody to cre­ate a theme. ‘‘ Africa is an­other track that Sean wrote. Har­ley Breen, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Har­ley Breen per­forms live stand-up for Com­edy in The Base­ment. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $22. Kaf­fene, Cur­rumbin RSL: Kaf­fene cover soul, clas­sic rock, R’n’B, funk and pop hits. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. It’s about a per­son grow­ing through life who re­alises things aren’t al­ways a breeze,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s about change and how peo­ple adapt to change.’’ Ga­gen started Ball of String as a solo project be­fore em­brac­ing Geoghe­gan last year. In Fe­bru­ary, the band ex­panded to in­clude drum­mer Mitch Clark and bassist Sam Bianchi and the quar­tet are now work­ing on their de­but EP. Ball of String play their first Coast gig this week­end and Geoghe­gan prom­ises an ‘‘open, funny and hon­est’’ show. ‘‘I can’t stand bands who play song af­ter song and don’t say any­thing. We want to en­gage the au­di­ence.’’

– ROSE SADLEIR Dub­ma­rine and King­fisha, The Great North­ern Ho­tel, By­ron Bay: Dance­hall reg­gae band Dub­ma­rine team up with Bris­bane’s King­fisha for a dou­ble head­liner show. Choco­late Strings and King Krazy sup­port. Tick­ets $15. Mir­ror Mir­ror, EAST: Hen­don­ism presents Mir­ror Mir­ror with dual silk air rou­tines from the Aerial An­gels. Nina Las Ve­gas, Else­where: Triple J host Nina Las Ve­gas mashes club hits. Res­i­dent Giv sup­ports. Tick­ets $20. Jack­son, Ko­mune: Jack­son jumps be­hind the decks for Smokin’ Hot Satur­days. Show at 7pm. DJ Turhan and Ash To­bia, Love Nightlife: DJ Turhan and Ash To­bia spin 1990s R’n’B favourites. The Beam, Cur­rumbin RSL: Duo cov­ers new and old hits. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. Prob­a­bly DJs, Swingin’ Sa­fari: Prob­a­bly DJs spin funk, soul and hip hop. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10. Chevro­lets, South­port Sharks: Live rock’n’roll hits from artists and bands such as The Bea­tles, Ricky Nel­son, Gerry and The Pace­mak­ers, Cliff Richard, Elvis and Chuck Berry. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. Marie Wil­son, The Loft, Chevron Is­land: Mel­bourne’s Marie Wil­son plays live. Kristy Apps sup­ports. Show at 8pm.

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Ball of String, Tues­day’s Good, Clash­ing Colours and Sean Thomas play The Loft to­mor­row night.

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