Thursday, 27 November 2014

Cougar Vox & The Sheeple


Cougar Vox - Grrr will face off her demons as she attempts to tell her life story ... can she do it? Can she harness her demons' powers to transform her reality? You decide.

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Cougar Vox & the Sheeple

A punk panto written, produced and directed by Carla Bruce-Lee and Lucy Best

Carla Bruce-Lee - Cougar Vox
Lucy Best - Carmen McKay/Pix/Interpretive dancer
Andrew Guthrie - Rolland McKay/Roc Rubbings/Bruce/interpretive dancer
Barry John Solomon - Narrator
Randall Lee - Guitar, saxophone & vocals
Brook Swaine - Drums, Bongos & Roc's rude friend
Fatima Basic - Bass,Typist, Journalist
Shane Van den Akker - Set. Sound, Props and Projection design
Kevin Roberts - Doorman and Helper Dude
Dane Certificate - Technical Assistant, Barman & all-around great guy

Running over four exclusive nights at Dane Certificate's magic tricks, gags and theatre (licensed premises). Book ASAP as seats are strictly limited in this intimate venue. 

Friday 14 November (opening night gala!)
Saturday 15 November
Friday 28 November
Saturday 29 November (closing night wrap party!)
Doors: 9pm for a 9:30 start

Too young or straight to know about Cougar Vox? The punk muse and legend has recently resurfaced and reformed her band Grr!! 
Have a look at her history here: 

With family connections from Frida Kahlo, Neal Cassady, Andy Warhol and others, Cougar Vox did not have a conventional upbringing. Instructed in the tuba by Francis Ford Coppola at age 11, at 12 a house guest of family friend Warhol the week he was shot and recipient of Brian Eno's first ambient musical scores while she recovered from being hit by a semi. Emancipated from her mother at the age of 15, she was staking her claim on punk soil in scenes across the USA and the UK by the time she was 16 and has been battling her demons ever since. She is apparently an inspiration to dozens of musicians who cite her as an influence, though she has had no commercial success to back it up. Cougar is a vial of angst. Unstable and ready to blow. She tried to put it all behind her with a quiet life in the leafy northern suburbs of Melbourne, but now she's back with a few words for those who've tried to do her wrong.

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Affordable, Secure, Long term.....Home Wanted!!!

Hi, I am seeking a long term rental home in the area for myself and my 5yo daughter.
I have been living in the same place for the last 4 years in Nth. Coburg and now the owners want to renovate so we're desperate need of a new home by the 16th Jan in the same or surrounding areas if possible.
I currently pay $300pw and would like to keep it at that but willing to pay a bit more if needed.
I am reliable mature 44yo women with a delightful little girl who takes great pride in my home. I have great references.

If anyone knows of a property that may be available please contact Libby on 0414 433 975

Wednesday, 26 November 2014



Converge Plumbing offers friendly, reliable and efficient plumbing services.

Specialising in:

- Rainwater tanks and pumps
- Storm water renewals

- General plumbing and gas fitting
- Maintenance plumbing

For all your plumbing needs, call David on 0404-569-892 for a FREE quote.

Movie Night


Reservoir Kids....

You are invited.....

To a



Friday 28th November, 2014-11-28 St Mark’s small hall, 21 Beatty St., Reservoir

Gold coin donation

Enquiries:  Gretta  0439 130 789

(G rated movie starting with L__o)

Parent/carers welcome to stay

Band Night


Heart Beach(Tas)+Claire Birchall & the Phantom Hitchhikers+Bad Guys+MelonMelonMelon(Syd)

@Coburg RSL Band Night #5! – MC’d by Barb Wire

323 Sydney Road, COBURG

Saturday 6 December, Doors 7pm, $5, All ages 0-101+ are welcome (minors with guardian)

***Family Friendly & Proudly Pokies Free!!***

The not for profit venue Coburg RSL will celebrate its Band Night #8 on Saturday 6 December. We’re finishing off the year with a bang, some local and interstate talent will grace the stage. Bring the kids, bring your Nan … it’s ALL ages at the Coburg RSL. The Band Night series is kindly supported by the club in its efforts to survive without pokies revenue. The Coburg RSL values community connections and is keen to let everyone know that all are welcome through its doors. The focus of the Band Night series is on independent, young/new, &/or up and coming acts. We hope to welcome back the lovely Mrs Barb Wire (our fantastic MC) who has been on long service leave. Come and join the friendly staff/volunteers of the Coburg RSL wending us down a path full of happy surprises, not least of which is the 'Spam Raffle'. Check out this unique lineup of bands, not to be seen anywhere else … but Coburg!

HEART BEACH - AN OCEAN POP BAND THAT PLAYS EMOTIVE SKUZZ POP. They have five singles: Holiday / Weather (June 2013), House (August 2013), Record  (October 2013) and Hours (December 2013). The band members are Jonathon McCarthy (guitar / vocals), Claire Jansen (bass / vocals) and Christopher Wessing (drums / guitar). Everett True (Collapse Board, Plan B) said this about them: “this music, this Heart Beach, is anything but difficult to get into: scintillating shimmering shivering girl-pop pop harmonies, slightly abrasive but only cos they refuse to add the fifth spoon, slightly sparse just so you can recall what a glorious moment in time that first Breeders album was, slightly sexy because all great music is slightly sexy. Melodies and songs and words to immediately love and immediately forget.” Enjoy a free sample here:

Claire Birchall & the Phantom Hitchhikers - Claire has been making beautiful, soulful music, writing songs and recording them since the mid-90’s. She took up guitar at 13, and began recording on 4-track cassette at 17, where she became a prolific songwriter and recrding artist. As well as continuing her solo work, she has played for many years in bands Paper Planes and The Happy Lonesome, and tonight fronts her newish ensemble The Phantom Hitchhikers. See more here:

MelonMelonMelon - From Sydney this duo plays with conviction, passion and a whole lotta love. Love them here:

Bad Guys -Songs written by Randall Lee (Ashtray Boy, Nice, Cannanes) with or inspired by his children as well as his nephew Jack Lee (Beef Jerk, MelonMelonMelon). Limited self-titled cassingle available, but they’re disappearing fast! Get a taster at:

The Delvenes - With driving guitars and sweet melodies, Melbourne locals The Delvenes deliver spangly folk rock to your ears. Featuring the contrasting styles of lead vocalists, Pip and Marty, the Delvenes' sound is sometimes fun, sometimes melancholy and always delivered with a whole lot of heart. Check out their sound here:

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Lost Keys


Hi All.
Has anyone found some keys along the west side of Elizabeth St Coburg or out front of the Post Office on the east side near Coburg Hill Safeway?
My elderly mother walked down to pay some bills today at the Post Office and they seemed to have fallen from her walking frame. There is about 4-5 keys and a City of Moreland key tag. 
Please contact me on 0408 696 360.

Accommodation Neeeded


Dear local residents,

We are a clean living, friendly family of four (no pets, no smokers) seeking short term accommodation (2 bedroom) from late Jan to early April 2015. Planning an escape from renovation hell. North Coburg ideal but surrounding areas good too! 

Please contact Adele 0438 514 331.