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The Chronicle Tuesday, November 18, 2014
BLUES AND TRUTHS
Funksters back to their Phoenix roots
Canberra funksters Beth Monzo and Ben Drysdale of Beth n Ben will perform in front of homegrown crowds
again this weekend.
Serious social messages wrapped into
delicious bluesy tunes -- it s a recipe
that s worked wonders for Canberra
songwriting duo Beth n Ben.
Vocalists Ben Drysdale and Beth
Monzo play as an acoustic pair, but
transform into a four-piece and even
an eight-piece, when given the chance.
"The big band is the most fun," Ben
"But the duo stuff is great. It gives
Beth and I a chance to practice the
tracks so they are red hot when we take
them to the bands."
This weekend the group will play as
a six-piece on Saturday afternoon set
from 2.30pm at the 26th annual
Tuggeranong Festival and kick on to a
sideshow as an eight-piece that even-
ing from 9.30pm at The Phoenix.
The band has an impressive line of
festival credits, from taking the stage
with Chris Isaak at Canberra s
Enlighten Festival to wooing crowds at
the Byron Bay Love Jam.
But, for Drysdale, nothing beats
getting in front of Canberra crowds.
"Its always good to play to people
who are hearing you for the first time
and loving it but there is nothing like
playing to a home crowd," he said.
"We cut our teeth at The Phoenix
and this will be the first time playing
back there since they reopened after
Your Gods, the group s latest digit-
ally released single, will be the lead
track off their upcoming live album
Baggage Claim, set to release in
Two nights of back-to-back live
tracking at Canberra s Street Theatre
has set the bed for a promising album
produced by sound engineer Spencer
"We are really excited about it,"
Drysdale said. "It can go either way
with live recordings, plenty of them
are terrible and tinny, but the sound is
just so full."
THE INEVITABLE END -- ARTIST: ROYKSOPP
Refined masterpiece best heard from start to finish
As an electronic outfit, Rokysopp has
already released four albums of EDM
Each album has been of a superior
quality than just about anything out
there but The Inevitable End may be
their most cohesive long-player. It is a
refined masterpiece -- best heard from
start to finish.
The EDM magic is captured in the
Norwegian s sculptured sound and
gripping detail. It is more
contemplative then past releases and
the moody ambience is enticing and
Skulls is all droning synths and
computerised voices merging together
to create something quite tribal as it
fuses into Monument which rests on
fragments of sounds, jagged synths
and laser-like effects protruding
The dramatic vibe of Sordid Affair
is chilled as Rokysopp successfully
build and layer sound and Running to
the Sea is an atmospheric dance track,
rich in mystery but still able to move
It has been said that Rokysopp
won t make any new albums after this
one and will only concentrate on
singles. If that is the case then the last
two songs here (Coup De Grace and
Thank You) show how this duo can
travel along the sonic sphere of their
imagination and venture into unknown
territory, aware but never afraid.
by Ben Quilty
A collection of stirring works by
Archibald prize-winning artist Ben
Quilty has just been launched at the
Australian War Memorial.
Quilty was an official war artist in
October 2011. He interpreted the
experiences of forces deployed as part
of Operation Slipper in Kabul,
Kandahar and Tarin Kot in
Afghanistan and at Al Minhad Airbase
in the United Arab Emirates.
A free exhibition of his collections
will be open daily from 9am to 5pm
until August 14, 2015.
WITH COMIC TOUCH
The Embassy of Brazil is screening
free Brazilian films with English
subtitles each Wednesday night
Each of the films has a comic touch
and is suitable for viewers aged 12
See Lisbela and the Prisoner by
Guel Arraes (2003) on Wednesday or
watch Durval Discs by Anna Muylaert
on Wednesday, November 26 .
All screenings at the Brazilian
embassy at 19 Forster Crescent,
Yarralumla from 6pm to 7.45pm.
After a successful launch at Hangar
#47, the Hustle and Scout Twilight
Fashion Markets return on Saturday.
The event features 54 designers and
collectors, three live music acts, 30
food and drink stalls by The Forage
and a pop-up Movember barber shop
by Barbero Canberra.
ATMs will be onsite and there will
be more than 2000 free car parks.
The event runs from 3pm to 8pm at
8 Point Cook Avenue, Fairbairn.
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