Minority’s major plan
IT only took Double Lined Minority six months to smash their New Year’s goal of playing at least 50 shows in 2013. The local pop-punk quartet are on a mission to ‘‘spread their music as far as possible’’ and they try to play at least three shows a week. Frontman Eddie Salazar says the band will head overseas in August to play to young crowds in Singapore and the Philippines. ‘‘It’s crazy, but it’s fun,’’ he says. ‘‘I think a band’s live show defines what they are really about. We are a live band. (Guitarist) Cameron (Griffiths) does backflips during the sets. Our show is loud and fast and that’s probably what teenagers come to see.’’ Double Lined Minority released their debut album, Fingers Crossed, in 2011. This week, they released the follow-up, Calling All Liars. Salazar says the new record shows off the band’s newfound maturity. ‘‘The last one was about what you go through in high school – teenage love, depression, family relationships and parties,’’ he says. ‘‘This one is less selfish and more self reflective. It’s about the desire to get out of really boring routines. It’s dynamic and covers more sounds.’’ Double Lined Minority will share the stage with three other southeast Queensland bands tonight for QMusic’s Round and Round and Up and Down tour. ‘‘There will be heaps of friends and family there so it will be intimate and emotional, with a few dedications.’’
– ROSE SADLEIR Sam McCool, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Sam McCool does live stand-up for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $22. Lani Motiekaitis, The Palmy Cafe: Live tunes for Cocktail Chill. Show at 6.30pm. Free entry. Casey Barnes, The Loft: Former Australian Idol contestant Casey Barnes shows off songs from his new album, Jet Trails. Teale Jakubenko and Garrett Kato support. Show at 8pm. $10 entry. DJ Turhan, Love Nightlife: DJ Turhan spins tunes for the first heat of Miss Young Hot & About To Become Famous. Lauren Lucille Trio, Southport Sharks: Live jazz and pop music from Lauren Lucille Trio. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry. Loaded Dice, Currumbin RSL: Duo play classic rock covers. Show at 7pm. Free entry. Eliza-Jane Doherty, The Palmy Cafe: ElizaJane Doherty celebrated the launch of her new album. Show at 6pm. $15 entry Hodads, RSL Southport: Cover band plays dancefloor favourites. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. Vincent Perry’s Motown Revue, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: This soulful event brings together a group of talented musicians to recreate timeless Motown classics from iconic artists including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $29.
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Double Lined Minority, Gentlemen, Roshambos and Black As Blue play The Arts Centre Gold Coast tonight. special concert featuring some of Australia’s finest country music talent – Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffreys and Sara Storer. Tickets from $69. Juzzie Smith, Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall: Special concert and harmonica workshop. Live show embraces elements of blues, folk, groove and roots. Harmonica workshop from 3pm-4.30pm. Tickets $30. Live show at 6pm. Tickets $20. Molly Ringwald, Arts Centre Gold Coast: An actress of both stage and screen, Molly Ringwald is touring to celebrate her debut solo jazz album which was released in April. Dinner at 6pm. Show at 8pm. Tickets for two-course dinner and show $99.50.