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The Chronicle Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Begin your day with music, dance
Canberra's first early morning dance event, The Good Morning Rave, will be held on Friday from 7am.
Rather than dragging yourself out bed,
add a bit of fun to your Friday and
front up at Canberra s first morning
Hosted by No Lights No Lycra
South Canberra, The Good Morning
Rave will fill the Bogong Theatre at
the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre
from 7am to 8am with great tunes by
DJ MK8, hula-hooping by Hoopbeat,
yoga with Ashtanga Lab and dancing
under fairy lights.
Ambassador Fiona Harris said early
morning dance events were hugely
popular in New York, London and
Tokyo and now it was Canberra s turn.
"It s an exciting different
experience for people in Canberra,"
"Instead of getting up, checking
their smartphones and begrudgingly
going to the coffee pot, the events are
all about being happy to get up, be
alive and start your day with music."
Ms Harris said the rave was the
beginning of a wave of similar events.
"We will hold another one in spring,
and hope to have a few more when the
weather is warmer in summer," she
"We are keen to do this and make
each one better and better."
Providing spaces for people to
dance energetically in a substance-
free, non-judgmental environment
is at the core of the No Lights No
Lycra movement globally.
Ms Harris said whether you were
flailing your arms about like mad or
not, dim lighting ensured everyone had
the chance to express themselves
without feeling the spotlight was on
them. "What it allows people to do is
just cut loose," she said. "Your body is
working out and at the end of it you
Early morning ravers are
encouraged to wear comfy clothes,
have a ball getting sweaty on the dance
floor and tuck into some delicious
homemade muesli from The Muesli
Bar to keep going. Tickets to the all-
ages, drug and alcohol free event cost
For more information, visit
ALBUM: THE POSITIONS/ARTIST: GANG OF YOUTHS
First album is a bright pointer to rockers' potential
It doesn t take long to appreciate Gang
of Youths musical prowess on their
The first song, Vital Signs, sounds
like a huskier version of Arcade Fire
with a dash of Johnny Cash.
Not bad for a Sydney band which
inhabits a musical world where blues-
rock meets Bruce Springsteen-
storytelling in a mix of Kings of Leon
There is also a U2 grandeur to The
Positions which often sounds
emotionally charged and dramatic.
Leadsinger Dave Leaupepe began
writing songs as a 19-year-old and the
album chronicles the terminal illness
of his former partner.
The true background story only
makes the surging rock of Magnolia
and the stunning piano ballad
Knuckles White Dry more powerful
What really makes Gang of Youths
debut album stand out from the pack is
the restrained, subtle and emotional
honesty that propels their moderate
songs to a whole new level.
Like American band The National,
there is a world weary appeal to these
songs which sound oddly unique and
refreshing for an Australian band.
This Sydney band can taunt and spit
fire throughout their songs as much as
expose a certain vulnerability. For a
first album that is impressive, it seems
big things await Gang of Youths.
CODA CONDUCT PART
OF GROOVIN THE MOO
Rap duo Coda Conduct has been
added to the lineup of acts ready to
play at the 2015 Groovin the Moo in
Canberra. Former Canberrans, Erica
and Sally recently relocated to Sydney
but will be the featured regional act to
open the Canberra festival event. Hear
Coda Conduct s catchy rhymes
alongside fellow Aussie MC Tkay
Maidza as well as international acts
such as Charli XCX, RL Grime and
Peaches. Groovin the Moo 2015
Canberra kicks off at 10.30am on
Sunday, May 3, at the University of
Canberra. Tickets $99, available at
RATHBONE SHARES DARK
INSIGHTS INTO PSYCHE
The intriguing and hilariously
awkward Dayne Rathbone will share
his story on Wednesday in the name of
supporting young men. The 2011
RAW comedy champion joins the
ranks of politicians, business and
sports people to host a Menslink
Midweeker and share insights into the
challenges he has overcome in life.
The South African-born comic will
peel himself away from a social media
start-up he is working on with brother
and rugby star Clyde, to headline the
event. Rathbone is know for his
sometimes dark, inventive humour so
it will surely be a memorable night.
Head along to the free event from
5.30pm at Gryphons Cafe and Bar at
NIGHT OUT AT THEATRE
TO HELP THOSE IN NEED
Enjoying a good bit of theatre has
never been such a good deed.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets to
the preview of Agatha Christie s
Spider's Web at the Belconnen
Community Centre s Tempo Theatre
will go towards supporting
Communities@Work s social
programs. Money raised will help the
organisation to provide food and
essential items for the vulnerable and
disadvantaged people in tge
community. Get a group together and
make it a night out to help others. The
preview show begins at 7.30pm on
May 14. Tickets cost $35.
Saturday, 9 May, 2015.
10.30am -- 12pm.
Come along to my
upcoming mobile office
in Hughes to discuss any
issues or concerns you
For more information please phone 6293 1344
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you there. | www.gaibrodtmann.com.au
Authorised by Gai Brodtmann MP, 205 Anketell Street Tuggeranong ACT 2900.
As your local Member of Parliament,
I want to hear about what matters most to you.
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