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1 Tattletale Saints are a New
Zealand-born duo that will
whisk you away with their
melodic folk songs. Now
based in Nashville, Tennessee,
vocalist, guitarist and
songwriter Cy Winstanley and
vocalist, double bassist
Vanessa McGowan are
whipping around Australia
before they head back to the
United States. You can check
them out at The Front Gallery
and Cafe on Thursday from
7.30pm. Tickets $15.
2 London duo Dusky
headline Transit Bar on
Saturday night in celebration
of the recent launch of their
17 Steps record label. The
Next Step tour will see the
duo hit more than 30 cities
across Europe, US, Australia
and New Zealand. Their
Canberra gig kicks off at 8pm.
Tickets $35, plus booking fees,
3 Feel the beach calling?
Head to the Royal Life
Saving Family Fun Day at
Dickson Aquatic Centre on
Sunday from noon to 3pm.
Tuck into the sausage sizzle or
you can get involved in beach
volleyball, water games, face-
painting and more.
Discounted entry is $10 per
family; everyone has a chance
to win the raffle or take home
4 Catch the action at
Equestrian Park, Weston
Creek, as riders of all ages go
head to head at the ACT
Showjumping Cup on Sunday.
Held across three arenas, top
horses and their riders will
showcase their talents at the
free event from 9am to
4.30pm. Visit actsjc.com.au
for event details.
5 Head along on Sunday to
the closing night screening
at the Canberra International
Film Festival. Love is Strange
tells the story of lovers Ben
and George who, after 40
years and the introduction of
same sex marriage, are able
to tie the knot. A heart-
warming comedy and
reminder of the prejudices we
need to put to rest. Tickets for
the Dendy Civic screening are
available at ciff.com.au
WESTERN POP PUNK
Fremantle pop punk trio Axe Girl consists of Vanessa Thornton (bass), Addison Axe (vocals/guitar) and Brett Mitchell (drums).
London-Fremantle connection gels
Fremantle pop-punk rockers Axe Girl
are a gutsy trio dropping into Canberra
for the first time sharing their surf-
punk anthems and catchy pop hooks
Former Jebediah bassist Vanessa
Thornton and drummer Brett Mitchell
teamed up with front woman Addison
Axe in 2012 and have made a splash
with an impressive series of festival
Axe, who hails from London, said a
fateful meeting in a pub which led to
weeks of jamming gave her no choice
but to stick it out Down Under and
pursue to see where the fledgling band
"I came to Perth to perform in a
theatre show at the Perth Fringe World
Festival," she said.
"After the three months the plan was
just to stop because I had to go home.
"It felt as though it was gathering
such momentum so I decided to stay,
start and new life and give it a shot."
Loyal fans helped to fund the album
through a successful Pozible.com
campaign and, with the help of
producer Dave Parkin, the band have
delivered on their promise with their
The trio will be taking their self-
titled album around the country this
November, kicking off in Sydney
before playing The Front Bar and Cafe
on Thursday, November 13.
Axe Girl will be joined by indie
rock duo Hey Lady!
"[It s] really weird but the Hey
Lady! guys used to play with
Jebediah, Axe said. "We are pretty
excited to be doing the whole tour with
them. They re really awesome and
their new single is absolutely killer."
Canberra is new territory for Axe
who said she was thrilled to play
tourist though the tour.
"I am going to buy an I heart
Canberra T-shirt as soon as I get
there," she said. "I came to WA
because I was working so I have hardly
seen any of Australia so it s an exciting
opportunity for me to play the tourist."
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