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Editor’s Note// In a decade or so writing for Rip It Up, there has only been one occasion when I’ve written two polarised reviews of the same album. I initially panned Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns, suggesting “Robot Boy’s minor chords might as well be Take That singing Seal’s Crazy, while Blackout is as enticing as a BrokenCYDE and Limp Bizkit collaboration”. This review never made it to print, since something finally clicked with me after multiple listens. A Thousand Suns was a flawed album, but the risks its millionaire makers took were nothing short of inspirational. Here was a band of LA musicians who had opted to temporarily close down their hit factory in favour of releasing a progressive, expansive and unflinching opus. I was impressed, but not everyone was so taken by Linkin Park’s volte-face – many ‘fans’ were left frothing with fury at LP’s gritty cinematic concept album. On new album Living Things, Linkin Park appear to have reached a happy medium with their more venomous supporters – the crunchy, ‘classic’ sound reminiscent of hits such as Numb and In The End coupled with some of the fearless atmospherics of A Thousand Suns. Their fans might be happy, but Linkin Park still attract haters in the hard rock community like few other groups in the genre. Maybe we’ll get to see this tribal warfare go down live at Soundwave 2013?

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Storming into Fowler’s Live on Thu Aug 2 with help from UK acts While She Sleeps and Heights along with hard working Sydney band Northlane.

Rocketing into Rocket Bar all the way from UK festivals Sound City and Great Escape on Fri Aug 3 to launch their new single, Euphoria, from their The Colour Of The Age EP.

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Catch the post hardcore Pennsylvanian band and Pensacolo’s City Of Ships at Enigma Bar on Sun Aug 5 with Nuclear Summer, Sex Wizard and The Burning Sea also on the bill.

Roaring into Fowler’s Live with new drummer Mitch McGregor (of Dardanelles) on Wed Aug 8 and also Thu Aug 9 with Dune Rats and Bad Dreems as guests.

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Who: Joe McKee and Steering By Stars / Where: Estonian Club, North Adelaide / When: Fri Aug 10

Burning Man Dune Rats’ Secret Suburban Beach Party Dune Rats are calling their single Fuck It the most perfectly formed minutes of 2012. And they might be right - residing somewhere between The Ramones’ patented dumb fun, the turbo-charged choruses of Nirvana and the lazy-as-fuck cool of Pavement, Fuck It is all kinds of fun. While Dune Rats are out on tour with Children Collide they’re offering fans the chance to hear Fuck It up close and personal – really personal, with a private invitation-only party happening at a secret suburban location

on Thu Aug 9. They’ll play a short and sweet 20 minutes of their energised brand of surf punk to a select few who have pre-purchased tickets to the upcoming Children Collide shows from oztix.com.au. If you’ve already purchased tickets for the Children Collide supported by Dune Rats shows at Fowler’s Live on Wed Aug 8 and Thu Aug 9 look out for an email invitation from the friendly folk at OzTix. And if you haven’t coughed up for tickets yet, what are you waiting for?

Joe McKee knows all about burning brightly. The former Snowman frontman moved to London with his band to push on creatively, ending up with probably their most acclaimed album, Absence, before they disbanded in 2010. From there McKee has moved on – describing recent changes like burning off bushland, renewing his creative impulse – and recorded his new solo album Burning Boy. Written in various countries over three years and recorded in his hometown of Perth with long-time collaborator Dave Parkin, Burning Boy is a bold shift for McKee. Gone is his favoured pulsing rhythm section, replaced by a breathy and somewhat unexpected baritone, songs about Western Australia’s recent gold rush, gorgeous swells and poignant imagery.

Dance Like No One’s Watching A New Page New Zealand-based muso Adam Page has a fan in Tim Minchin, who says he was “blown away” after seeing the gifted and ever-hilarious multi instrumentalist and looping artist’s performance. “It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing

with such effortless charisma, humour and inventiveness,” Minchin says. If you’ve seen Page before, prepare to be surprised - he has added even more action to his live shows, with his saxophone joined by everything from ukuleles to keyboards, flutes, beatboxing and Tuvan throat singing - he has even been known to play his beard. Ew, ouch or awesome? Find out when Page plays Nexus on Thu Aug 16.

After three years together, 137 blistering shows, 11 festival appearances, sold out headlining gigs, two EPs and one live album featuring three brand new tracks, Jericco are now back to offer a taste of things to come. The Melbourne rock maestros have a new single, Dance Like No One’s Watching, and a tour coming to Enigma on Sat Sep 29. Tickets: $12 + BF at moshtix.com.au.

Bell-Ends The Belligerents have stayed true to their name with the clip for their latest single Steal Money. Think violence, hatred, robbery and crime, archival footage from 1980s London and a Tony Soprano-like protagonist for a clip that’s as intense as the single title deserves. The indie electronic five-piece have also been busy recording with the guy who does stuff with The Medics and touring with the guys from Metronomy, Neon Indian and Van She. They’ve got a new EP called She Calls The Shots and they’re taking it across the country – see them at Plus One at the Ed Castle on Sat Aug 18 for $10 on the door.

US pop punk band TRANSIT have announced supports for their show at Fowler’s Live on Fri Aug 17. See them with My Catalyst, Some Time Soon and Nebraska with tickets from moshtix.com.au and venuetix.com.au.

Black Is Back Hooks you can hum all day are the way of things for Melbourne band Blackchords. Their new single Dance Dance Dance has been added to radio across the country, worming into many an ear with its jaunty guitar sound. It’s the first of many good things to come from their forthcoming self-titled album, which they recorded with former Frames guitarist David Odlum over summer. Hear it at Jive on Sat Sep 8.

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Conan O’Brien says ANTHONY JESELNIK is a bad man. Rich Eisen says he’s a cancerwisecracking misanthrope. Just check his Twitter to find out how mean he really is, calling out everyone from Rihanna to the late MCA, Whitney Houston, Tom Cruise and Rodney King. If you like your coffee strong and your jokes stronger, see him at the Arkaba on Thu Sep 13.


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Things Falling Apart They made their fortune on the back of punchy hit singles such as What I’ve Done, In The End and Numb tapping into a 21st century angst, but Linkin Park’s last album A Thousand Suns left a vocal contingent of their fanbase perplexed and angry. Guitarist Brad Delson can laugh about it now, but admits that the online attacks on their 2010 album were scathing. Yeah, they were!” Delson says. “A Thousand Suns was unique - we’ve had a lot of commercial success, but with A Thousand Suns not only was the fan reaction somewhat polarised, the critical reaction followed suit. “If you look at reviews of the album they were almost exclusively one star or five stars,” he continues with a chuckle. “It was really kind of shocking to us at first, but we then took a step back and realised that it was really resonating with people for them to have such strong reactions to it. Some of the people loved it, some had a strong reaction the other way. We’d been living with those songs for two years, so they didn’t sound strange or radical to us. They sounded really comfortable and familiar, but to expect someone to hear it that way after one or two listens isn’t likely. With that album we encouraged people to live with it and listen to it. Some of my favourite albums of all time – probably all my favourite albums – are the ones that I didn’t get at first and grew on me over time in a really powerful way.” Delson says tearing up the rulebook on A Thousand Suns and creating such division

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ultimately strengthened rather than weakened Linkin Park going into the recording of new album Living Things. “This is just my perspective, but I would say it made us stronger. That was the album we wanted to make and all of us in the band love that album. It ultimately led us to Living Things, which we are also proud of for different reasons. They are certainly different sounding records but if you’ve been following the band since our inception you’ll notice the through-lines. People have been saying that Living Things has the spirit of our earlier records, but I would also argue at the same time that the more progressive and experimental elements have come out of A Thousand Suns’ radical experimentation.” Although Living Things tracks such as the purposeful and atmospheric Roads Untraveled and Powerless share DNA with their album predecessor, Delson suggests Living Things also sought out moments of forceful, breathless brevity.

“If you look at reviews of A Thousand Suns they were almost exclusively one star or five stars. It was really kind of shocking to us at first.” “On A Thousand Suns we emphasised the journey - some of the songs lacked a traditional structure and it was more of a psychedelic trip - whereas with this record one of the creative goals was to return to a much more succinct storytelling and songwriting style. So there’s a real contrast on Living Things which ultimately pays respect to the listener - we never want to rest on our laurels

and always want to take people on a ride they don’t necessarily expect.” Having always engaged with their fanbase like few other acts of their scale, the release of Living Things saw Linkin Park unveil a global scavenger hunt to drip-feed fans details of the new songs. Delson sees this sort of connection as a pivotal factor in preserving Linkin Park’s dedicated army of fans across the globe. “I feel like, from early on, one thing that gave us a unique edge was a determination to connect with our fans in new ways. Sometimes it was via new technology such as the internet, other times it was simply sitting out at our merch booth talking to fans after the show signing their flyers or CDs. We’ve kept that ethos until this day and the scavenger hunt you mentioned was wild and fun. We’re always looking for ways to include our fans in the journey of what we’re doing, novel ways that reward their dedication. It sounds like a cliché but it’s totally 100 percent true – without that dedication we wouldn’t be able to do any of this stuff.” Ever since their first Australian tour in 2001, when their vigorous performance at Melbourne’s Festival Hall saw the venue’s balcony shuddering from the moshing and ceiling plaster falling like snow, Linkin Park’s sold-out tours of Australia have marked the six-piece as a potent live act. In 2007, frontman Chester Bennington put in a high-octane performance at Adelaide Entertainment Centre just 24 hours after breaking his wrist during a mammoth stage fall in Melbourne. “I do remember that,” Delson recalls, “but just so you’re clear that’s not out of the norm for him – he really sacrifices his body every night on stage. If someone told him that he needed to slow down or jump off the speakers,

Collision Course Always looking for innovative collaborators, in the lead-up to the release of Living Things Linkin Park hooked up with the Lotus Formula One team for a special iPad app, Linkin Park GP. Guitarist Brad Delson says it’s a dream come true for the rev-heads in the band. “There was a game designed in conjunction with the Lotus Formula One Racing Team and the coolest thing about that was someone sent me a picture of a Formula One car with our logo on the car. Those cars are the most expensive, badass specimens, so to have any association with that was really neat. Some of the guys are big fans of Formula One so it was a very exciting collaboration. Me? I just have a Prius which I’m very proud of, since I only put gas in it about once a month…”

he would still do it - he never holds back.” So when will Linkin Park once again grace Australian stages? The rumours persist that the Californians are heading to Australia over summer as part of a major festival – and Delson isn’t interested in playing down these reports. “Those are the rumours I’m hearing too, and although I can’t confirm anything I can say that we’re very eager to get back to your part of the world as soon as possible because we love it. That’s not really newsworthy to say I love Australia though, is it? I can’t imagine someone who wouldn’t... I hope to see you sometime early next year.”

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Interviews// Whip Smart Devotees who caught Devo during their last Australian shows in 2008 were left gobsmacked by how relevant their music still sounds. The band formed almost 40 years ago and, although they fill out their matching radiation suits a lot more these days, tracks such as Whip It, Girl U Want and Here To Go still wipe the floor with a lot of the electronic schlock out there now. hen asked about his favourite memories from Devo’s last visit Down Under, the band’s bassist/synth player Gerald Casale struggles. “We had never been there at that time of

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year so it was kind of shocking that it was all damp and cold. Our first tour of Australia was life changing and mind-blowing – we were there in January into February – and it was all incredible. The whole experience was great and the weather was, of course, sunny and hot, and the people were wonderful. We were staying in Kings Cross in the Sebel Townhouse and going out every night to the clubs, it was one big, long party. We didn’t see any of that action this [most recent] time maybe they hid it from us.” Devo’s party-hard reputation must have preceded them. “Yeah, we had that famous party in Sydney Harbour on a yacht and it got in all the tabloids.” Did anyone go overboard? “Only in how many oysters they ate and how much sex was going on.” Let’s rewind to 2006 when Disney reached out and suggested Devo re-purpose their songs for a demographic of four- to eightyear-olds. “And that was truly Devo, ‘cause that was Devo in substance: the fact that they wanted

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Freedom From Choice The promotional campaign leading up to Devo’s last album, Something For Everybody (2010), set a new standard in terms of creativity. There were focus-group questionnaires to decide which colour they would change their famous energy dome hats to and interactive online surveys to determine which 12 out of a 16-song selection would make the final tracklisting cut. And then there was the listening party for cats! “Yeah, we were having a really good time with that, we were working with an agency called Mother,’ Gerald Casale says. “Mother was a very cutting-edge agency outta New York City and we had a great, almost tongue-in-cheek, Dada campaign going. We actually did a lot more than what anybody ever saw. The label, Warner Brothers, they didn’t really support it, they didn’t really like it and they kind of felt they needed to be gatekeepers and stop some of it…”

us to do that,” Casale recalls. “They came to us and said, ‘Could you re-purpose all your most-known songs for children?’ And we said, ‘Well, which ones do you want them to be?’ And they picked the songs and then I spent three months casting a band, and I finally found a band of kids between 10 and 12 that could really play and sing. We recorded them doing our songs and then I shot video of them playing the songs mixed with all these computer graphics for a DVD. I shot video and at that point for the first time they – the people at the top, you know, the suits – took a look at it, and then somebody ordered a book of our lyrics ‘cause they hadn’t in their whole lives paid any attention to Devo lyrics. So then they were looking at the lyrics and they were freaking out! It was so funny.” So which particular lyrics did they find offensive? “The funniest one was a song called That’s Good. We have a verse about how life is full of surprises and it says, ‘Life’s a bee without a buzz. It’s going great ‘til you get stung.’ And they said, ‘You better get rid of that whole verse’. And I said, ‘Whaddaya mean?’. And they go, ‘We know what you’re talking about…’ and it’s as if I had written hip hop lyrics! They said, ‘‘Life’s a bee’ means life’s a bitch. ‘Life’s a bee without a buzz’, means life’s a bitch if you’re not getting high. ‘It’s going great ‘til you get stung’, means you get away with it until the cops pop ya.’ See? They were really thinking.” Devo are now set to grace our shores for a stint with Simple Minds. “I really liked them when they first emerged and I was shocked to read how much, uh, what’s the lead singer’s name? Jim Kerr. How much Jim Kerr hated the song that they had in the movie The Breakfast Club! He kept putting it down in the press – got Hollywood all upset with him! We really liked that song.”

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Before they knuckle down to concentrate on writing their debut album, teen dreamers Snakadaktal are embarking on a final headlining tour. Vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Sean Kelly chats with Rip It Up about the band’s evolution into a ‘band’ band and why the new single Dance Bear isn’t as new as originally thought. or a band still squarely in their youth, Snakadaktal are evolving quickly. Seeing as vocalist and keyboardist Phoebe Cockburn is still completing high school (with the other four band members finishing at the end of last year) this coming-of-age moment is being reflected in their music. “Hopefully these shows are a lot different to our [previous] shows due to all the new songs – it’ll be a new step for us as a band,” Kelly commentates. This new step for Snakadaktal comes in the wake of everything the band has encountered since their 2011 win of Triple J’s Unearthed High competition, catapulting them to overnight fame and frequent radio-play. For the band, this meant that a lot of growth had to happen very quickly to keep everything together. “We’ve definitely grown in a lot of ways,” Kelly says. “We’ve gotten a lot better at dealing with one another, as the more you’re together the more you get sick of one another. You have to become better at being around each another and I think we’ve managed that really well.” This growth is also reflected in their music. “Musically, with every song you write you grow. We’ve become more of a ‘band’ band through the journey. We’ve decided to make all the songs [for the album] together. With the EP it was different as a single person in the band brought in each song.” Unfortunately when quizzed on the progress of the forthcoming debut album, there are few details that Kelly can lock in. “We have a big chunk of songs so far that we’ve been looking at [for the album] and we’ll be trying to get some more new songs too. We’ve made demos ourselves of a lot of the songs to see where they’ll go in the recording process. It’s exciting to think we’re making a new album of all new songs – new songs are a lot of fun. So much nicer than playing the old stuff.” Does this mean that the band have grown sick of their “old” songs from the self-titled 2011 EP, including the much-loved Chimera and Air? “In live performances it’s a lot different because you have crowd interaction. When you’re in the moment you enjoy it, but whenever you’re practicing old songs it’s hard – actually it’s horrible.” Kelly explains that this tour will comprise both old and new material, so everyone can have a good time. “Half of the tracks are new songs so we’re really excited to see how people take it in. We like the new songs a lot more and are really excited to test them out to see if they’re good enough. If they get a good enough reaction we can keep them. We’ve picked the ones that we enjoy the most and we think will be the most effective.” One of the songs that will be played is new single from last month, the moody-yet-catchy Dance Bear. However, the song isn’t quite as new as first imagined. “Dance Bear was from a group of songs that we made even earlier than this new group that we have coming out again – so it is still kind of new, but is older for us.” Surviving the live performance test, Dance Bear made it to the studio for recording and when the time came for a new single, it was the obvious choice. The release of Dance Bear kick-starts the new chapter for Snakadaktal, emerging from a band of schoolmates recording in their basements to a reckonable force in Australian music. Whether this new direction is a positive one for the band, however, is still yet to be determined. “We don’t know if this is a step up or we’re going downhill – people can judge that for themselves. It’s the way we’re heading and will be a show to see what the album might be like.”

All Grown Up Will Snakadaktal grow up with its members, or will it remain forever young, much like the Peter Pan metaphor used in Chimera?

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“I definitely don’t want to grow up,” Sean Kelly says. “I can see that some people might want to. I always want this band to have that kind of youth feel and freedom and just doing what makes us happy and gives enjoyment to others. I think we’ll all do our separate things where we’ll all grow up – but I definitely want to keep Snakadaktal always young.”

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The Spirit Of Flamenco The now biennial Adelaide International Guitar Festival comes to town from Thu Aug 9 as a compact, four-day event that will highlight the guitar, arguably the world’s most popular instrument, in pretty much all its forms from blues, rock, country and jazz through to classical, Brazilian and contemporary. he festival also incorporates the Adelaide International Guitar Competition, which will feature the rising stars of classical guitar. It also boasts a very special event in the form of Australian guitar maestro Tommy Emmanuel performing at Festival Theatre on Sun Aug 5 after conducting a Maton masterclass at the Governor Hindmarsh from 11.30am that morning. Adelaide International Guitar Festival, which also has master classes along with Meet The Maker,

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a free entry guitar makers’ exhibition, will also be awash with local talent such as The Yearlings, The Airbenders and The Streamliners. The event will close on Sun Aug 12 with a reproduction of the Grace Emily Hotel’s infamous Monday evening event Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam at which Billy Bob Rankine & The BBQ Boys, augmented by Jeb Cardwell, will host a blistering late night session joined by many of the festival’s performers. Another local, flamenco guitarist and composer Florian Remus, will be special guest when Californian flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire, dancer Yaelis and San Francisco’s Caminos Flamencos Dancers bring The Spirit Of Flamenco to town for the festival’s closing night. “I’m very good friends with Florian,” Jason McGuire says from home in San Francisco. “He’s good friend of mine who I got to know over the internet, so I’m very much looking forward to hangin’ out with him. “So it’s gunna be a blast. We’re going to perform some flamenco from the perspective of California, so we’re very excited and we were

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No Southpaw Prior to interviewing flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire I had undertaken some research and been unwittingly led to believe – his photograph in Adelaide International Guitar Festival’s program seemed to confirm it – that he was a left-handed player. I feel like a complete ditz when I ask about this and what problems it presents. “Left-handed!” McGuire responds in astonishment. “Where’d ya get that idea? No, I’m not left-handed. I’m definitely right-handed, although my daughter is left-handed. I’ve had plenty of left-handed students though, so it’s something I often deal with. And if I ever get bored playing right-handed, maybe I’ll switch. Maybe I should try doing that as a challenge.”

more than happy to jump on board as soon as we were invited to play at the festival.” McGuire began playing at age nine and had lessons at Booker T Washington High School For The Performing Arts & Visual Artists in Texas where he won a Down Beat magazine award for Instrumental Jazz Soloist. It was only later that he became interested in the flamenco style. “I got serious about it later, yeah, but when I was studying in high school I was exposed to a lot of different styles of music and flamenco was one of those,” he says. “So I was studying a lot of classical and jazz and, of course, rock music as well as some flamenco because it was a style I had become interested in. But later I committed to flamenco full time because it seemed so inspiring to me, especially at that time of my life.” McGuire’s company, Caminos Flamencos Dancers, which features Emmy award winning dancer Yaelis, is based in San Francisco. “So we perform in the US quite a bit,” he says. “We just did three shows in Dallas, Texas, and were recently in Seattle for some shows.” The musician, who will also conduct two workshops as part of Adelaide International Guitar Festival, has been a guitar teacher for some 20 years. “I also have a website at flamenco-lessons.com which has about 150 different lessons,” he reveals. “We’ve been adding different lessons over the last six years so I can teach people all over the world. Not everywhere has flamenco teachers, so I wanted a website where people interested in flamenco had some kind of window where they could learn how to approach it. And my good friend Nigel Jones helps me out with the transcriptions and stuff. “Nigel lives in Australia and he’s a great guitarist,” McGuire then says of the musician and fellow teacher who performs with Wollongong’s Amaya Flamenco. McGuire laughs when it’s suggested that flamenco had its origins in Spain. “Its roots are from all over the world,” he counters. “Its birthplace is Spain, of course, but flamenco players were travellers – they were usually Gypsies – so it quickly went all over the world. And it’s a good time for flamenco right now because there is interest in it everywhere. “And guitarists really love flamenco because it’s very challenging and the mode of expression it offers is just amazing,” McGuire concludes. WHAT: The Spirit Of Flamenco WHERE: Festival Theatre WHEN: Sun Aug 12 CONTACT: adelaideguitarfestival.com.au

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INCOMING WHO: TOMMIE SUNSHINE WHERE: APPLE BAR WHEN: THU SEP 20

JAY ELECTRONICA’S DEBUT ALBUM TO BE STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR Kanye West, Jay-Z and Diddy have all been confirmed to appear on Jay Electronica’s long-awaited debut album, Act II: Patents Of Nobility (The Turns), out in September. West will feature on two tracks, New Illuminati and Rough Love, with Jay-Z on Road To Perdition and Dinner At Tiffany’s (The Shiny Suit Theory), which will also feature Charlotte Gainsbourg and The-Dream. Meanwhile, Diddy has been revealed to feature on Welcome To

Knightsbridge, with Erykah Badu, FatBellyBella and the late Serge Gainsbourg also to feature on the debut album. Act II: Patents Of Nobility (The Turn) is Jay Electronica’s eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the 2007 mixtape Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge). The rapper has recently attracted controversy after a high-profile dispute with millionaire financier Ben Goldsmith over his relationship with his ex-wife Kate Rothschild.

AZEALIA BANKS BLAMES TECHNICAL ISSUES FOR SHORT SITG SET Azealia Banks has taken to her Twitter to publicly apologise for her 25-minute headline spot on Sunday night at this year’s Splendour In The Grass. Although her back catalogue only boasts a handful of lead singles, an EP and a few remixes, Banks garnered one of the biggest crowds at Splendour who were left disappointed after she cut her debut Australian set short under just half an hour. Banks and band seemed to be experiencing technical issues early in the piece, in which the music cut

WHO: SUFF DADDY WHERE: ROCKET BAR WHEN: SAT AUG 11 Growing up in Dusseldorf (the city of Kraftwerk) and immersing himself in his older brother’s ‘90s hip hop collection, Suff Daddy started producing beats after moving to Berlin, listing Quasimoto and Jaylib as his main influences. In 2012, the DJ/producer is leading the pack of the new wave of German beat producers such as Dexter, Brenk Sinatra and Twit One, also cementing himself as an in-demand remixer for the likes of Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Sola Rosa, Flo Mega and Morlockk Dilemma. Recently Suff (‘suff’ meaning ‘drinking heavily’ in German) released his third album Suff Sells (after Hi-Hat Club Vol 2 – Suff Draft and Gin Diaries), featuring Miles Bonny, Elzhi, Phat Kat, Fleur Earth, Vertual Vertigo, Twit One and Hulk Hodn, giving the fans what they want with 29 brand new Suff Daddy joints in a drunken boom bap style. Presented by Crown Ruler and Coopers, the night will feature support from Amin Payne (Red Bull Beat Suite), Oisima (who is launching his album) and DJ sets from Jackson Miles (Melb), David L and Japeye, with free Coopers beer until supply runs out. Onion is giving away a double pass to the show, so head to onion. com.au and enter your details in the comp.

off mid-way through 1991. Soon after the Harlem front-woman, tottering about in sky-high stilettos, a staggering wavy weave and printed leggings, walked off stage only to return with a dry remark: “This is the reason half of you even know me,” before launching into 212. Soon after the band disappeared, entirely skipping tracks like Liquorice. Banks took to her Twitter later to lament: “I’m super sorry about how short my set was at @sitg. We used the festival’s equipment and it wasn’t the best gear!”

CALENDAR 4/8: Chasm Soundsystem With Hau (HQ) 11/8: R&B Superclub (Red Square) 18/8: DJ Ember (Red Square) 23/8: Chris Lake (Apple Bar) 24/8: The Pharcyde (Fowler’s Live) 24/8: Denzal Park (Red Square) 24/8: Jochen Miller, Rank 1, Leon Bolier (HQ) 25/8: Pitbull, Havana Brown (Entertainment Centre) 25/8: Dubstep Invasion (Electric Circus) 30/8: Illy (Fowler’s) 31/8: Steffi (Cuckoo Bar)

Fuelled by his encyclopaedic (and sometimes just plain obsessive) knowledge of both underground and pop tunes spanning the last half-century, Tommy Sunshine is considered as the tastemaker to tastemakers and he’s playing at Apple Bar next month. Also regarded as one of today’s most prolific remixers (with almost 300 commissioned remixes to date), Tommie Sunshine’s original productions have also seen him collaborate with artists like Felix da Housecat, Midnight Magic, Peaches, Bart B More, James Murphy and heaps more. Recently, Tommie was responsible for creating a megamix of Katy Perry singles from her album Teenage Dream, titled Tommie Sunshine’s Megasix Smash-Up (also featured on Perry’s album re-release).

WHO: CONCORD DAWN WHAT: AIR CHRYSALIS LAUNCH WHERE: COLONEL LIGHT HOTEL WHEN: SAT AUG 18 Concord Dawn’s Matt Harvey is bringing back another exciting D&B live show featuring brand new tracks from the newly-released album Air Chrysalis this month. It’s been two years since Concord Dawn’s critically acclaimed The Enemy Within and a year since the EP Race To Zero, with this year’s longplayer featuring the latest single These Prison Walls [with Thomas Oliver on vocals] as well as the first two singles Electrocute and Heartburn, with the entire album available exclusively online for free. Starting out as a duo of Harvey and Evan Short in mid-1999, Concord Dawn has come a long way, having released six studio albums and being nominated for Best Tech DJ, Best International Act and Best Producer at the 2009 UK Drum And Bass Awards.

WHO: TIMMY TRUMPET WHERE: APPLE BAR WHEN: THU SEP 6

2/9: J00F (White Rabbit) 6/9: Timmy Trumpet (Apple Bar) 8/9: I:Cube (Sugar) 18/9: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 20/9: Tommie Sunshine (Apple Bar) 21/9: Octave One (Electric Circus) 28/9: Paul Oakenfold (HQ) 29/9: Kyle Hall (Cuckoo Bar) 29/9: Das EFX, Black Sheep, Tony Touch (Higher Ground) 1/10: Ferrry Corsten (HQ) 13/10: Seth Sentry (Fowler’s)

Getting his first big break in Ibiza after playing live trumpet solos over dance tracks, Timmy Trumpet has since supported massive names like Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Fedde le Grand, Dizzee Rascal, Fatboy Slim and the Stafford Brothers (Timmy also being a regular character on the latter’s reality show The Stafford Brothers). Also well known for his mixing efforts on Ministry Of Sound’s Electro House Sessions 4 as well as Pacha albums Summer Anthems 2011 and Pacha 2010 (featuring his ARIA chart hit Tromba Ye Ye Ye), Timmy has also maintained successful residencies at Summafieldayze (20072011), Sensation White (2009), Parklife (2009-2010) and Stereosonic (2010). Catch him at Apple Bar next month.

REVIEWS SKRYPTCHA

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Ever since Skryptcha uploaded his early music to Soundclick in 2003, I was convinced that he had the knack for rap. Mindful illustrates that nothing has changed; he still connects lyrics with ease. But it is 2012 and, for an artist signed to Obese, this is a minimum expectation right? Another minimum expectation is professional production. Prolific US producer Illmind takes care of that with some solid yet familiar sounding (sample wise) beats. The lyrical content mostly follows the tales of a 20-something Australian guy trying to balance love, work, rap and tragedy into a manageable, selfgoverned equilibrium. One of the more interesting tracks is The Sun, which details an uncommon viewpoint of someone chasing dollars working away in the mines. All up the album is done well; it is clean, safe and easy to listen to, but lacks a large uniqueness to create that extra appeal.

What a freakin’ legend this dude is. When Fabric approached Guy Gerber about spinning the latest in the everawesome mix series, now at 64 volumes, the cheeky chap didn’t just go and remix some of his own beats to intersplice among the output of others; he wrote a whole fucking album of new material. And what’s more, it is some of the dreamiest, most organic techhaus around and it flows warm and deep like a river of heated honey. But I mean, seriously, how’s the heat for Matthias Tanzmann who’s mixed Fabric 65? He better have painted the cover art with his balls, not to mention laid down a phenomenal mix in order to beat what Gerber has done here. Simply superb.

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ILL MANORS Potentially, Ben Drew (AKA Plan B) has pioneered the hip hop version of ‘read the book, see the film’, with ‘hear the soundtrack, see the film’. Ill Manors is both Plan B’s second album and title of Drew’s writing and directorial film debut (with the original film score included in the two-disc version). More than just a soundtrack, only half of the 11-track album appears in the film, yet insight to the themes of the film is offered throughout by dialogue from the film being inserted during key tracks. The result is a grainy and raw insight into London’s darkness. Pity The Plight is particularly effective at splicing the film’s narrative with the song’s theme of corrupted youth. To break up the intensity, more commercially friendly but still thematically profound tracks Ill Manors and Lost My Way are included, adding a slight breath of relief to what may be a rather intense Parklife set.

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LIFE IS GOOD Nothing beats Nas rapping over a dope beat. And thankfully Nasty Nas’ 10th album, Life Is Good, contains the best collection of beats (largely by Salaam Remi and No ID) on a Nas album since his 18-year-old classic debut, Illmatic. On Life Is Good, Nas is reflective and mature, he rhymes honestly about everything from wannabe gangbangers on Accident Murderers (“act liked you killed on purpose ... your gun’s a virgin”) to his teenage daughter on Daughters (“she planted a bunch of condoms on her dresser and Instagrammed it. At this point I realised I ain’t the strictest parent. I’m too loose; I’m too cool with her. Should have drove more time to school with her”). While Nas has been in form on the mic since his return to form album Stillmatic, as a 38-year-old true veteran he sounds more vital than ever. Even though this is his divorce album, ‘life is good’ when Nas and his beatmakers are in form. The best Nas album since Illmatic.

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INTERVIEWS OLIVER $ GERMAN DJ/PRODUCER OLIVER $ (AKA OLIVER SIEBERT) HAD ONE OF 2011’S MOST BUZZWORTHY HOUSE SINGLES IN DOIN’ YA THANG, ORIGINALLY A DJ TOOL. HE SAMPLED MOODYMANN’S MIC BANTER DURING A DJ SET FOR A DETROIT HOMAGE AND IT WENT ON TO BE A BEATPORT NUMBER ONE. PETE TONG LOVED IT.

But Doin’... also proved contentious. Siebert was attacked by Detroit purists over his ‘unauthorised’ sampling, Moodymann himself long (again, controversially) resisting any co-option of black music. So stung was Siebert in an interview with Little White Earbuds that he now apparently avoids the media, agreeing only to email exchanges. Still, today he claims to have been “not really” so taken aback by the strong reaction to his hit. “Whenever there’s success, there’s ‘hatas’,” Siebert says. The Berliner is happier talking up another Australian tour. His last visit was six months ago. “It was a great tour,” Siebert enthuses. Siebert, that blingy hip hop handle thought up by a quirky promoter, debuted with Poor Boy on his cousin Jan Driver’s Grand Petrol Recordings in 2005. He’d form a friendship with the Brit Jesse Rose, who signed him to his Berlin-based Made To Play. Siebert enjoyed success with Whatcha Gonna Do? The German, who first toured Oz with Rose, is now established as an international DJ/producer in his own right. However, Siebert did have a back-up career in mind as, he jokes, a “test driver at Matchbox”. If at one stage Siebert was linked to Rose’s fidget house, his musical identity has become ever more fluid. “I appreciate every kind of house music,” he insists. “I don’t think I should be linked to one type – be it fidget house or Chicago, Detroit...” Returning to Adelaide, he’ll be playing “house, house and more motherfucking house”! Like Switch, Rose has relocated to Los Angeles, yet Siebert continues to liaise with him. “These days it’s quite easy to stay in touch no matter

where you live. We use Skype [and] email and we meet while on tour quite often. Besides, I go to play the States at least twice a year, too.” In fact, Siebert himself may yet leave Berlin, rather fancying San Francisco. “I love the street art there – people are very cool over there.” Berlin’s nightlife is under serious threat because of GEMA’s decision to change the fee structure for music royalty payments in Germany from 2013. Feted venues like Berghaim are looking to close. Even The Guardian has picked up the story. And, while he is an artist who might prosper, Siebert is worried. “I don’t approve of it because only the biggest names in the music business will benefit from it. I think it will have a bad influence on the Berlin club scene. The prices will go up and many smaller venues will be forced to shut down. It’s not just clubs – it’s also bars and restaurants that will suffer. On the other hand, I have a feeling that the illegal parties scene will boom in that time. [There are] interesting times ahead – let’s see what happens.” Siebert has been quiet since summer’s Aussie trek. His last major release was Granulated Soul – though he did lately team with Rose for the Sample Pleasures mixtape. Siebert had indicated that 2012 will be the year he presents an album. Alas, he’s “still” gathering material. “I wanna make sure it’s on point,” he explains. In the interim, Siebert has finished a new single for Play It Down. And the DJ, who tweaked Riva Starr’s Dance Me, is keeping busy with remixes – like that of The 2 Bears’ Work. “I got really good feedback from the guys and I still love to play it out,” he says. More recently, he’s remixed Usher and Passion Pit. Whether we’ll see Siebert eventually produce pop acts like Switch is another question. But perhaps his own listening habits provide a clue. Does he listen to – or dig – any pop acts? “Maybe the classic acts such as Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder,” Siebert demurs, “but I am not really into pop music.” Siebert really is underground, after all.

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BONE THUGS-NHARMONY

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY CHANGED THE GAME AND THE WAY THAT MUSIC WAS MADE – IT’S JUST AS SIMPLE AS THAT, ACCORDING TO KRAYZIE BONE (AKA ANTHONY HENDERSON). CURRENTLY PREPPING TO CELEBRATE THEIR 20-YEAR-ANNIVERSARY WITH NOT ONLY A REUNION SHOW AT ROCK THE BELLS FESTIVAL THIS MONTH BUT ALSO A NEW ALBUM AND A WORLD TOUR NEXT YEAR, HENDERSON SAYS THERE IS A VERY GOOD REASON BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY ARE STILL ALIVE AND WELL TODAY. “Because what we do is still relevant to what’s going on in music today – maybe even more so,” he states. “When we came out, we changed the game with what we were doing. When we got into the business it was new. Right now, you look around and you see that people are only just starting to catch up on what we were doing all those years ago. Artists like Drake and Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky – you can really see how much of a big influence we were on their music. That is our legacy after 20 years – we can sit back, not only as artists, but as businessmen and entrepreneurs and enjoy what we brought to the game. It is a legacy – we are some of the few living legends and it’s a real blessing to have longevity in this business.” It’s a “real blessing” to have had an impact on the entire music industry, not just rap, as Henderson adds. It takes talent and heart to still be around two decades on, but it takes a business-focused mind just as much, if not even more so at times. “It’s called the music business,” Henderson states. “I’m not sure many of the younger generation understand that. About 90 percent of it is business, though it can present as music. You have to look at it like that and learn from your mistakes and turn

VITAL STATISTICS. WHO: OLIVER $ WHERE: WHITE RABBIT WHEN: FRI AUG 3

GIRL UNIT

IN 2010, UK BASS DJ/PRODUCER GIRL UNIT (ALSO KNOWN AS PHILIP GAMBLE) UNLEASHED A MONSTER OF A SINGLE TITLED WUT – THE HIT TRACK THAT WENT ON TO OPEN MANY DOORS AROUND THE GLOBE, INCLUDING AUSTRALIA. AND ALTHOUGH GAMBLE STILL CAN’T QUITE PUT HIS FINGER ON THE PRECISE REASON WHY THE TUNE BECAME SO SUCCESSFUL, HE SURE AS HELL NOW KNOWS TO TRUST HIS GUT INSTINCTS.

VITAL STATISTICS. WHO: GIRL UNIT WHERE: HIGHER GROUND WHEN: FRI AUG 3

“I’m still not sure exactly why it was, really, but I just really wanted to make something really grandiose and dramatic at the time, which as far as themes go, I never thought would wash over so well with people. But I’m glad they’re able to indulge in that with me. I’ve basically just tried not to consider

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every bad decision into a lesson learned. The key is to connect with your consumers emotionally – and that takes heart – because fans relate to that, and if you’ve got no fans and nobody knows you, you’re not going to get anywhere.” According to Henderson, on his upcoming solo album Chasing The Devil, Krayzie Bone is all heart. With 20 years’ worth of life lessons and experiences to pour into the upcoming two-disc affair, he claims he’s currently sitting on a grand total of 75 tracks to choose from. “I’ve been working on it for almost two-and-a-half years,” he announces. “I’ve got at least 75 tracks ready to go, so it will definitely be a double album out, one released in November and then another one released in the first half of next year. Bone [Thugs-NHarmony] is also getting together and planning to do an album and a world tour soon, so that’s even more music to work on. The remainder of this year will be all shows, just reuniting with the whole group and getting those sparks flying. Next year will be exactly 20 years for us in the business so we feel like we owe the fans to do a new album and a big tour.” As far as awkward vibes go, there’s absolutely been none of that, as Henderson assures. Two decades on, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is no longer a mere ‘group’, but instead, a brotherhood and a family. “Family can be at each other’s throats and you want to kill this person because you’re angry with them or whatever,” he laughs. “But it’s always love. All of our differences that we ever had – they were always business differences, the love was always there and it was never personal. That’s the reason we’re able to make this reunion happen. Once everybody came back into the same room and started reminiscing about the old times, there was laughter and tears and it just felt so real. You can’t deny the love you have for each other.”

replicating it [Wut], and focus instead on improving the overall feel of my tracks. I think the one thing its success has really taught me is that the most natural ideas are the best ones, the gut instinct. I wrote that track all in one go and, while I made a few changes with the tempo and general structure of it, it felt very natural. So, nowadays, I try not to force anything if it’s just not working out.” However, Gamble admits that when it came to his latest and third record Club Rez, things did not initially go as smoothly... Facing a bit of a “brick wall” in terms of inspiration and ideas, the producer took some time to get the creative juices a-flowing again. “From the point at which I’d finished the track Club Rez which was the first one I’d written, it started to come back quite naturally,” Gamble explains. “I definitely hit a brick wall after Wut as that release and IRL were both written before I was really that well-known or was doing DJ shows. Club Rez felt like the first record I’ve made with the awareness that people were going to hear it. A lot of the tracks are the result of my seeking out a new way to work with new tools and staying with the mentality that I wanted to approach this record like it was a new project altogether.” Overall, Gamble’s new sound is slower tempo-wise and sees the producer dabble in previously untouched waters... “Yeah, I’ve slowed things down a

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bit tempo-wise,” he reveals. “I’ve also experimented with new kinds of equipment. I’ve been on the hunt for the last year or so for a few lesser-known bits of analogue equipment in order just to find some unique sounds, particularly with regards to drum machines. I’ve also dabbled a little in tape recording and processing tracks to have a much more raw sound. It’s definitely been a change from hyper digital tracks like Wut.” Gamble’s first Australian tour will see him showcasing both older tracks and new – as well as few “tender moments” if the fans will allow it... “Yes it’s my first time both visiting and performing,” he enthuses. “It’s the furthest DJing has taken me so far and I’ve heard great things from other DJs who have already made the journey, like Ben UFO, Ikonika, Kingdom... My sets have definitely become a lot more diverse in the last year or so. I find myself switching up tempos more frequently and embracing more functional tracks that as bridges between tracks of disparate styles. I have a few things also set for the upcoming NS All Stars Vol 2 compilation that you’ll no doubt hear. I’ll be playing some new stuff from the label [Night Slugs], as well as a few of my favourite 12”s and some more tender moments if I can squeeze them in, as I am a big R&B head!”

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Tour Guide/ THU AUG 2 DIESEL (Syd) @ Norwood Live HOUSE VS HURRICANE (Vic), WHILE SHE SLEEPS (UK), NORTHLANE (Syd) & HEIGHTS (UK) @ Fowler’s Live

FRI AUG 3 THE SIDETRACKED FIASCO (Syd) @ Forresters & Squatters Arms SNAKADAKTAL (Vic), SURES (Syd) & THE SALVADORS @ Governor Hindmarsh RED INK (Vic) @ Rocket Bar

SAT AUG 4 ED SHEERAN (UK) @ Thebarton Theatre (sold out) MEZZANINE (WA), SINCERELY, GRIZZLY, HI I’M RECLUSIVE AUTHOR THOMAS PYNCHON @ Ed Castle DIESEL (Syd) @ Norwood Live

SUN AUG 5 ROSETTA (US), CITY OF SHIPS (US), NUCLEAR SUMMER, SEX WIZARD & THE BURNING SEA @ Enigma Bar

MON AUG 6 ROSETTA (US), CITY OF SHIPS (US) & NUCLEAR SUMMER @ Animal House

WED AUG 8 CHILDREN COLLIDE (Vic), DUNE RATS & BAD DREEMS @ Fowler’s Live

THU AUG 9 JINJA SAFARI (Vic), OPOSSOM (NZ) & WHITE ARROWS (US) @ Adelaide Uni Bar (all-ages) CHILDREN COLLIDE (Vic), DUNE RATS & BAD DREEMS @ Fowler’s Live

FRI AUG 10 KATE MILLER-HEIDKE (Syd) & THE BEARDS @ Governor Hindmarsh LOON LAKE (Vic), CUB SCOUTS (Bris) & GLASS TOWERS (Syd) @ Jive ANTAGONIST AD (NZ), LIONHEART & SHINTO KATANA @ Fowler’s Live JOE MCKEE (WA) & STEERING BY STARS @ Estonian Hall (North Adelaide) SMITTY & B GOODE (Vic), THE AMCATS & THEM PLASMS @ Exeter Hotel

SAT AUG 11 THE JUNGLE GIANTS (Qld) & TOUCAN @ Jive RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (Syd) @ Enigma SMITTY & B GOODE (Vic), COCK & SHIT MAGNET @ Forresters & Squatters Arms

BECCY COLE @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

THU AUG 30 THE SMITH STREET BAND (Vic), BEN DAVID & THE BANNED, GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT & FOXTROT @ Enigma KING CANNONS (Syd), ALL THE YOUNG (UK) & THE HELLO MORNING (Vic) @ Jive

FRI AUG 31 DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY (Vic) @ Semaphore Workers Club BREAKING ORBIT (Syd) @ Enigma

SAT SEP 1 CLINT BOGE (Bris) @ Jive BREAKING ORBIT (Syd) @ Glenelg Jetty Bar ZOOPHYTE (Syd) @ Governor Hindmarsh DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY (Vic) @ Wheatsheaf Hotel

THE BEACH BOYS (US) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY (Vic) @ Wheatsheaf Hotel

THU SEP 6 DAMIEN LEITH (Syd) @ Her Majesty’s Theatre HOWARD JONES (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh BOY IN A BOX (Syd), KINGSWOOD (Vic) & SUN & THE SKY @ Ed Castle

FRI SEP 7 THE MEDICS (Cairns) @ Jive ALPINE (Syd), CLUBFEET & GEORGI KAY @ Governor Hindmarsh CHET FAKER (Vic) @ Rocket Bar SARAH MARY CHADWICK (NZ/ Syd) @ Format

SHANNON NOLL (NSW) @ Governor Hindmarsh DREAM ON DREAMER (Vic), LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES (US), HAND OF MERCY & IN HEARTS WAKE @ Adelaide Uni Bar BLACKCHORDS (Vic) @ Jive SYDONIA (Syd) @ Enigma

WED SEP 12 PATRICK WOLF (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh RESTORATIONS (US), JAMIE HAY (Vic), GRENADIERS & WEIGHTLESS @ Enigma

FRI SEP 13 THE TOASTERS (New York) @ Enigma Bar

FRI SEP 14 BARRY ADAMSON (UK) @ The Promethean EARTH (US) @ Fowler’s Live CARTEL (US) & WE ROB BANKS (Vic) @ Higher Ground SIX60 (NZ)@ Fowler’s Live

THE BELLIGERENTS (Bris) @ Ed Castle 1927 (Syd) @ Governor Hindmarsh FEE BROWN (Vic) & CAL WILLIAMS JNR @ Wheatsheaf SKA’D FOR LIFE: THE RESIGNATORS (Vic) and more @ Forresters & Squatters Arms

MON AUG 20 VIRGIL DONATI (Syd) @ Governor Hindmarsh JAMIE OEHLERS QUARTET (WA) @ Wheatsheaf

WED AUG 22 THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS (Bondi) @ Governor Hindmarsh

THU AUG 23 BURNING LOVE (Canada) @ Animal House PASSENGER (UK) @ Fowler’s Live THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS (Bondi) @ Governor Hindmarsh

FRI AUG 24 PSEUDO ECHO (Vic) & SQUEAKER @ Governor Hindmarsh JAMES REYNE (Vic) @ Norwood Live

SAT AUG 25 PITBULL (US), TAIO CRUZ (UK), TIMOMATIC & HAVANA BROWN @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre PIGEON (Bris) @ Ed Castle THE OBITS (NY) @ Jive

TUE AUG 28 SLASH (US) @ Thebarton Theatre PENNYWISE (US), THE MENZINGERS (US) & THE SHARKS (UK) @ HQ TONI CHILDS (US) @ Norwood Concert Hall MARIA MINERVA (Estonia) @ Format

WED AUG 29 THE ENGLISH BEAT @ Fowler’s Live KENNY ROGERS (US) &

“I’ve been really enjoying this run because it’s a combination of songs I don’t often get to play before I roll into the songs I always seem to play,” the American-born musician begins. “And it’s been good re-connecting with some of the more obscure songs and understanding that there are still people who want to hear them. No one seems to be coming to the gigs wondering why I’m playing those songs in the early set. They all seem to understand what the show’s about. “And while I hate to use the word,

Facebook, along with social media in general, has been a great way to get the word out about what you are doing these days. What would you do without it? It’s so powerful and I don’t think the whole potential of social media has even been reached yet.” Diesel has also been buoyed by the fact that people have been requesting songs, via Facebook, from Soul Lost Companion, an album he recorded in the US and released under his own name (Mark Lizotte). The album barely dented the top 20 album chart in 1999 on its release and then virtually sank without a trace due to record company shenanigans. “It now kind of makes me feel that album wasn’t such a waste and didn’t fall through the cracks as much as I’d initially thought,” he considers. “I always wondered if people knew I’d put that one out, but I’ve been getting requests for lots of the songs – stuff like Dig, Satellite and Darling Of The Universe – from

that album. And I’d imagine if there wasn’t anything on there they didn’t wanna hear, they wouldn’t even bother requesting them.” Under his own name, the musician recently scored the soundtrack and also picked out some Aussie rock classics for the Channel Ten mini-series Bikies Wars: Brothers In Arms. “I’ve had songs in films and television shows before but never done a complete soundtrack,” Diesel says. “So that was quite an experience because I felt like I’d been dropped in at the deep end. And after I’d done it, I wondered where the last four months of my life had gone.” WHO: Diesel WHEN & WHERE: Norwood Live on Thu Aug 2, Coopers Alehouse (Wallaroo) on Fri Aug 3 and Norwood Live on Sat Aug 4

SUN SEP 16 SUBHUMANS (UK), PERDITION, VAGINORS & SUBURBAN STANDOFF @ Foresters & Squatters Arms RIVAL SCHOOLS (US) & TOY BOATS @ Enigma

MON SEP 17 RUFUS WAINWRIGHT (Can) @ Her Majesty’s Theatre

THU SEP 20 TIM ROGERS (Vic) & CATHERINE BRITT (Syd) @ Governor Hindmarsh

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COMING UP SAT SEP 22 XAVIER RUDD (Vic) @ Thebarton Theatre WED SEP 26 DEFEATER (US) @ Fowler’s Live THU SEP 27 EIFFEL 65 & N-TRANCE @ HQ EL GAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO (Puerto Rico) @ Thebarton Theatre SHIHAD (NZ/Vic) & MONEY FOR ROPE (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh FRI SEP 28 FRENZAL RHOMB (Vic), STOLEN YOUTH & STUFF BOX @ Adelaide Uni Bar SAT SEP 29 RUSSIAN CIRCLES (US) & EAGLE TWIN (US) @ Fowler’s Live FEAR FACTORY (US) @ Adelaide Uni Bar JERRICO (Vic) & CIRCLES @ Enigma SUN SEP 30 JULIA STONE (Byron) @ Bird In Hand Winery (Woodside) THU OCT 4 CANNIBAL CORPSE (US) DISENTOMB & ENTRAILS ERADICATED @ Fowler’s Live FRI OCT 5 MARTIKA (US) @ HQ SAT OCT 6 REGURGITATOR (Qld) & SENYAWA (Indonesia) @ Governor Hindmarsh THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Qld), THE GHOST INSIDE, ARCHITECTS & BURIED IN VERONA @ Thebarton Theatre SUN OCT 7 PARKLIFE: THE PRESETS, NERO LIVE, PASSION PIT, PLAN B and many more @ Botanic Pk

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Diesel is currently on an extensive solo tour of the country during which he is presenting some of his lesser known songs as his opening set with his many hits and better known songs following in the second set.

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Sydney band Thirsty Merc may be currently on a bit of a hiatus, but frontman Rai Thistlethwayte is keeping busy by working overseas and touring Australia in solo mode. “It’s an easy thing to do,” he says of travelling around the country armed with a piano, his voice and some new songs along with quirky renditions of Thirsty Merc material. “And it’s something I’ve done in little stints over the years and the logistics of doing it are pretty easy. It’s something that’s also a lot of fun. Performing without the band is great, even though I don’t prefer one format to the other. It’s just something different. “The new songs have also been going over well and it’s a great way to road test the new stuff as well. I mainly play piano, which is

my first instrument, although there’s a bit of guitar here and there. “And I didn’t really know how people would take to it but I did a solo gig in Sydney the other night and it went down amazingly well. People have been loving it.” Although well-known to Australian audiences for his work with pop rockers Thirsty Merc, Thistlethwayte is also a highly accomplished jazz pianist who has worked with ARIA award winning Adelaide-raised guitarist James Muller and American jazz bassist Charlie McBride as well as noted saxophonist Dale Barlow. Thistlethwayte, who recently performed at the Brisbane Jazz Festival alongside pianist and composer Mark Isaacs, has been based in Los Angeles for the past three months. “And I’m going back in late August because I’ve been writing some songs with other people, playing with a few musicians and doing a few shows at a place in Hollywood

called The Piano Bar. I’ve just been jamming with other musicians – I’ve got a mate who plays drums with John Mayer and a bunch of other people and he’s got a studio at the back of his house – and writing songs with another bunch of people.” Are your new songs for the next Thirsty Merc offering? “Dunno,” Thistlethwayte honestly responds. “It’s not really that cut and dried. They could be, but they could also be for a solo release I’ve been thinking about for a while now. “But I’m actually in the studio with Thirsty Merc at the moment,” he then remarks, “because we’re going out on tour at the end of the year.” WHO: Rai Thistlethwayte WHERE: Norwood Live WHEN: Sat Aug 10


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Thursday 2nd ADELAIDE CASINO – Balcony Bar: Lucky Seven (8pm) ALMA TAVERN – Grind ARKABA HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Becky Blake (6pm) Top Room: Essential Talent Star Search (8pm) AUSTRAL – Bunka: F*** Me It’s Thursday with DJs BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Big Bubba & Betty CAFÉ TROPPO – The Troppo Sessions Launch (6.30pm) CAVAN HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy & Margie (8.30pm) CAVERN CLUB – band night CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Complete Trivia CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Axaria, Thursdays Friend and Slingshot Dragster. Front Bar: DJ Paul Gurry CUMBERLAND HOTEL: GLANVILLE – Steve Simon Potocnik DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Trivia Night (7.30pm) DUBLIN HOTEL – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) DUKE OF YORK – Beer Garden: DJ Mitchy Burnz. Front Room: Speakerboxx and DJ Skinny B ED CASTLE – Band Room: live bands (9pm) ELECTRIC CIRCUS – The Proj3cts (9pm) ELYSIUM LOUNGE – DJ Gumshoe EMPIRE POOL LOUNGE – poker night (9.30pm) EMU HOTEL – karaoke EXETER ON RUNDLE – The El Caminos and guests

FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – GHYTI, BATPISS AND BIG RICHARD INSECT GASLIGHT TAVERN – Front Bar: Groove Thursdays with Mick Barnes’ Shades Of Blue GILBERT STREET HOTEL – Billy Bob & Snooks (7pm) GOLDEN GROVE TAVERN – Dino Jag Trio (8pm) GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Brenton Manser & The Disciples Of Zen with James Hickey GRAND BAR – OMG GUTHRIES – Club 5082 (7pm) HIGHER GROUND – ArtBase: Character Jam’s Greatest Hits with Maddog Malcolm Cummings, The Guru, Watermelon Man, Steve Sheehan and more (8pm) HIGHWAY – Le Soir with DJ Elliot Ness (8pm) The House Inspectors (11pm) with alternating percussion, saxophonist and vocalist JETTY BAR – No Use For A DJ Name (8pm) LA BOHEME – French Connection with DJ Zooma (9pm) MARBLE BAR – Ladies Night with Dylan Sanders, VIP, Rupheo, Mike Wills, Ben Earle and Acid Please! MARS BAR – VJBeeJay and guests (9pm) NORTHERN SOUND SYSTEM – Mega Sonic underage dance party (7pm) NORWOOD HOTEL – Open Mic Night NORWOOD LIVE – Diesel (6.30pm) ORIENTAL HOTEL – Blues & Roots Night

PARADISE HOTEL – Complete Trivia PJ O’BRIENS – DJ Dylan PORTLAND HOTEL – DJs Cold One and Rabbit (9.30pm) PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Thirsty Thursday with DJ Tango

RAMSGATE HOTEL – THE WEATHER LADIES (9PM) RHINO ROOM – Comedy with host Bart Freebairn (7.30pm) ROCKET BAR – 8 Bit Kidz featuring resident DJs Stubanger, Hank & Osk and the Powderoom Posse SEAFORD HOTEL – Phil Emannuel (8pm) SUGAR – ITDE Deejays and interstate/international guests SUPERMILD – Revenge THE CUMBERLAND – Look At You with local DJs THE ELEPHANT – Complete Trivia THE LION HOTEL – Clearway THE SOUL BOX – Black Fedora Jazz (8.30pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Jake Daulby (8.30pm) WEST ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB – KG’s Complete Trivia WHITMORE HOTEL – Rainbow Jam Sessions (7.30pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music

Friday 3rd ALMA TAVERN – Rock Out With Your C*ck Out AMBASSADORS HOTEL – Ambar Lounge: Souled Out Cocktail Sessions with DJ Jason Lee (5.30pm) ARCHER HOTEL – acoustic solos plus Jaki J (9pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Frankie F (6pm) Johnny G (8pm) Top Room: Viva Latino Night featuring Carlos Cinta “El Uico Bachatero” (8.30pm) Sporty’s Bar & Arena: Rachel Cearns (6pm) Zkye & Damo (10pm) AUSSIE INN HOTEL – karaoke (8pm) AUSTRAL – Funktasm with DJs Osyris and Anzac (10pm) BACCHUS BAR – Kiki Manic Escapade (9pm) BARKER HOTEL – DJ Trix (9pm) BAR ON GOUGER – solo artists (5.30pm) DJ (9pm) BARTLEY TAVERN – DJ TKA BELAIR HOTEL – One Planet BELGIAN BEER CAFÉ – DJ Trent Slater BEERGARDEN: BRICKWORKS – Musos Jam with the Good Ol’ Boys Band (8.30pm) BLUE GUMS HOTEL – Fusion – The Perfect Blend karaoke and DJ (8pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Troy J Been, Prince Aaronak and Suckerpunch BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL – One Eyed Katz BRECKNOCK HOTEL – Corner Bar: BRIDGEPORT HOTEL – Dance Club with DJ BRIDGEWAY HOTEL – Envy North BROADWAY HOTEL – DJ Sneaky Beats BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAMEO BAR – After Hours with DJs DrDamage and guests CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Clearway

CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: Carla Lippis (5pm) Ride Into The Sun DJs (from 1am)) Band Room: Dan Heath Presents QRT featuring Emu u and Rendezvous With Rama & Lemurian DOG & DUCK – DTF with D Foe, Krunk, Dom P, Ryley, Kid P and MC Jon-E DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Downtown with DJs Derek Lang, Eric Falcon and Lukky K DUBLIN HOTEL – Saba’s Friday (9pm) ED CASTLE – Full Tilt live bands and party DJs ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Trashbags with resident DJs Capt N Cook, Mangie and Terror Terror plus guests ELYSIUM LOUNGE – DJ Denorthwood and Hemilove EMPIRE POOL LOUNGE – DJ (8pm) EMU HOTEL – Phil Emmanuel ENIGMA – Down & Dirty 2012 featuring Statues, Life Pilot, A Ghost Orchestra, Culprits, One In The Chamber and Dyatlov (8pm) ESPLANADE HOTEL – E’nuf Said EXETER HOTEL – Dino Jag Duo EXETER ON RUNDLE – Jantina & The Jaguars with ICYU FINDON HOTEL – karaoke

FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – SIDETRACK FIASCO, THE CLAUSE, BIRD EATING BIRD AND PSYCHOSURGERY GARAGE BAR – Knock Offs (4pm) GASLIGHT TAVERN – Rockin’ Fridays special guest host open mic GLYNDE HOTEL – karaoke GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Snakadaktal with Sures and The Salvadors. Front Bar: South Coast. Saloon Bar: Irish Sessions GRACE EMILY HOTEL – The Timbers with Banjo Jackson and Brad Fooks GRAND BAR – Flashback Fridays HAMPSTEAD HOTEL – Rockin’ Karaoke with Acca Dacca Mick (8pm) HEAVEN – Surreal Lounge: Funk’d Friday (10pm) HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Hijinx with DJs Clarke & Krispy HIGHWAY – Friday arvo knock-offs HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – Boogie Nights with DJ Capital D and MC DV8 HOPE INN – Acoustic Highway HOTEL RICHMOND – DJ DB HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Dimitra (7.30pm) HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs Pony Boy, Bunyip and Hands Solo (8pm) HOTEL VICTOR – Lily & The Drum (8.30pm) HQ – Main Room: Winter Wonderland underage event. Newmarket: Es.Co (every second Friday) JETTY BAR – Michael Venner Acoustic Duo (8.30pm) LA BOHEME – Smooth Groove with DJ Curtis (9pm)

LAVISH – DJ Sok and DJ Spin Dokta LIMBO – resident DJs Japeye, Alley Oop and She Said LONDON TAVERN – Live Acoustic Weekly (5pm) Rewind Fridays with DJ Wolfman LORD MELBOURNE – karaoke with Laura Lee MARBLE BAR – Uni Night with DJs Junior, Hank and Osk (9pm) MARINA SUNSET BAR – live acoustic music MARION CULTURAL CENTRE – Mingle: Live Acoustic Music MARION HOTEL – Bart’s Bar: Graham Lawrence (6pm) Boris Loves To Boogie (8.30pm) MARS BAR – DJ VJBeeJay and guests (9pm) drag show (2am) MAYLANDS HOTEL – DJ Serreal (6pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – Mojo Duo OAKS PLAZA PIER – Triplescore ORIENTAL – Tom Williams PJ O’BRIENS – Tubesteaks PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke (10.30pm)

RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ SNAKE, DJ RUPHEO AND GUEST DJ (9PM) RED SQUARE – DJs Brendon, Gypkidd, Rubberteeth, Decker and Bollocks plus MC Dylan REX HOTEL – Redline (7pm) karaoke (8.30pm) RHINO ROOM – Comedy featuring Bart Freebairn (7.30pm) Sitara (9pm) ROB ROY HOTEL – All About Her (6pm) DJ Smiley (9pm) ROCKET BAR – Abracadabra featuring resident DJs The Shiny Brights DJs SANDBAR – DJs Cold One, Rabbit, D’Amour and Skippy SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – DJ (8pm) SEAFORD HOTEL – DJ Sam B (9pm) SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – The Dirty Roots Band SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – DJ Clarke

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SOUTH ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB – Theo STAG – Upstairs: DJ Huddy and T-Bone with urban and dance. Downstairs: DJ Joey C with retro SUGAR – TGI Funky with Ben Alibi and HMC SUPERMILD – live funk and DJs Zoran, G-Swift or Gumshoe SUZIE WONG’S ROOM – Pat Spins Out – A Vinyl Recollection (8pm) SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Nothing But ’90s with DJ V and MC Timmy Pine TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing requests TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – DJ Kieran TEA TREE GULLY HOTEL – DJ Wolfman (9pm) TEQUILA REA – Rude Not To! playing funky beats THE COVE TAVERN – Rockweiler THE CUMBERLAND – A Little Bit Different featuring local acoustics and late night DJ THE DELI: THEBARTON – Pat The Rat (7pm) THE ELEPHANT – Crazy Knites and DJ G-Rillz THE GOODY – DJ Gex (9pm) THE GRIFFINS – DJ Seamless (7.30pm) THE HAUS: HAHNDORF – DJ Marcus THE KINGS BAR – Friday On Your Mind with DJs plus Gentlemen’s Record Club first Friday of the month THE LION HOTEL – live entertainment THE SOUL BOX – Get Hypnotised and The Pretorios (8pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Lochy Neale (4.45pm) Swapsides (9pm) Full Circle (9.30pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Beej (9.30pm) UNION HOTEL – DJ Pauly ‘80s and ‘90s VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – Vic Fridays with DJs Marek and Michael Constant plus MC Kris WAKEFIELD HOTEL – DJ Electric T and guests WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Steve Lennox and Ben Searcy (9pm) WHITEHORSE INN – karaoke with Ally & Co WOODCROFT TAVERN – Matterhorn WOOLSHED: ON HINDLEY – DJs Deceed, J Rudd, Koops & Armac and AJ (8pm) ZHIVAGO – Skream DJs: ZOOTZ – DJs Kym and guests

Saturday 4th ALMA TAVERN – MetroRetro ARCHER HOTEL – Upstairs: DJ Jaki J and The Bongo Man (10pm) Downstairs: Mark C (10pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Heidy De Ruyter (6pm) Sporty’s Bar & Arena: Dimitra (6pm) DJ Andy M (9.30pm) Top Room: Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones Show (8pm) AUSTRAL – Funktasm with DJs Anzac, Osyris and Batch (8pm) BACCHUS BAR – Hydraulic Groove (9pm) BAR ON GOUGER – DJs Mark & Ozzie plus guests (9pm) BELGIAN BEER CAFÉ – DJ Carlos BENTLEY’S CLARE – DJ Rush BOTANIC BAR – Sanji, Brad Shawyer and Tom Wilson BRIDGEPORT HOTEL – karaoke BROADWAY HOTEL – DJs Bocky and Jordz BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ Steve Reece CAMEO BAR – After Hours with DJs DrDamage and guests CAVERN CLUB – Chaos Burning with Lamina, Laconica, Hally, Burn’Collect and Spin The Atlas (7pm) CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Remedy CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Go Funk Yourself featuring Pimpin’ Horus, Seventeen Fifty Seven, Grifters Inc and Epic. Front Bar: DJ Azz from Lady Strangelove (from 1am) CUMBERLAND HOTEL: GLANVILLE – karaoke with Nicole (8pm) DOG & DUCK – The Dog with Brebsie, Robbie Spags, Harts, ONS, Lazy B, MC Jon-E and guests DRAGONFLY – rotating DJs playing techno, house, disco and everything in between DUBLIN HOTEL – Saturday Dulux (8pm) DUKE OF YORK – DJ Mitchy Burnz, DJ Parry, DJ Skinny B and MC Scotty ED CASTLE – Plus One Saturdays with live bands and party DJs (9pm) ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Arcade Disco with resident DJs Junior, Dancespace and friends ELYSIUM LOUNGE – DJs Seamless, Juddo and Asterix EMPIRE POOL LOUNGE – DJ Orbe ENIGMA – Live Evil, Bon ‘n’ All and Ice On Mercury EXETER ON RUNDLE – Aphelion and guests FINDON HOTEL – 2 Up Duo

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GARAGE BAR – DJs Steve Daly, GTB, Bob Trott, J Tech, Jon E and Jason Lee (10pm) GEPPS CROSS HOTEL – karaoke disco with Craig Anthony GILBERT STREET HOTEL – DJ Mark (8pm) GOLDEN GROVE TAVERN – Dino Jag Duo GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: High Voltage AC/DC tribute band. Front Bar: The Common Good GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Lachy Doley GRAND BAR – Grand Bar Saturdays with DJ DMH and DJ Rupheo GUTHRIES – Bearded Gypsy Band HACKNEY HOTEL – DJ HAMPSTEAD HOTEL – Russell Stuart HEAVEN – Clubland: 4 rooms of dance, electro, house, funk, R&B and pop (9pm) HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Live & Loud presents HIGHWAY – DJ Griff (9pm) HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – Retro Saturdays with DJ V and MC Timmy Pine HOPE INN – karaoke (7pm) HOTEL RICHMOND – DJ Sly HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Sonic Tide (7.30pm) HOTEL TIVOLI – The Mash Up with DJ Paul Gurry (9pm) HQ – Bombs Away and Kronic plus Chasm and Jungle Fever with DJ SS and Kenny Ken KINGSFORD HOTEL: GAWLER – karaoke LA BOHEME – DJ Tr!p and DJ Anthony alternate (9pm) LAKES RESORT HOTEL – Michael Venner Acoustic Duo (9pm) LAND OF PROMISE HOTEL – Raise The Bar hip hop show featuring Jef & DZL, FT Truth Seeker, Sheabutter, Speekup, Marcus McFly, Jawlion, Trips, Phat MC and Eskatology plus Escape Reality Album Launch (8pm) LIMBO – resident DJs Delux, The Swiss DJs and Paul Glen LONDON TAVERN – DJs Captiv8, Justice, Soundflex, AJ and MC Renard (10pm) LOUISIANA TAVERN – Platinum DJs MARBLE BAR – I <3 MB: Rupheo, VIP, Kindred, Acid Please and Ben Earle plus national and international guests MARINA SUNSET BAR – DJs playing the best in house and electro MARION HOTEL – Franky F (5.30pm) Two Hard Basket (8.30pm) MARS BAR – VJ Beejay and guest (9pm) drag show (2am) MICK O’SHEA’S – Point 05 NORWOOD LIVE – Diesel (6.30pm) OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: DJ Justice, DJ Skot Holder and MC Mischief ORIENTAL – DJ PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Good Company PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Redline PJ O’BRIENS – Triple X

RAMSGATE HOTEL – THE GAP (10PM) RED SQUARE – DJs Marek, Law, Dub Drop DJs, Decker, Bollocks, Krispy, Shawty, Capital D, DV8 and Jazz plus MCs Skippy and Dylan RHINO ROOM – private function ROB ROY HOTEL – Stereo Saturdays with DJ Electric T (8pm) ROCKET BAR – Bananas: Track Team and Japeye SANDBAR – requests with DJs SANTIAGO – Hussyboy (8.30pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic sessions SEAFORD HOTEL – Clearway (9pm) SEBEL PLAYFORD – Acoustically Raw SETTLERS TAVERN – Zepporama SHOTZ BAR – DJ Chris Pike SKYBAR – DJ Spin Dokta and DJ Demize SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – Big Fish STAG – Upstairs: DJs Huddy and Jase with urban and dance. Downstairs: DJ Kieran and David James SUGAR – Prince Aaronak, Driller, Derek Lang plus a host of international guests SUPERMILD – Treasure Island DJs SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Shuffle TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing retro and requests TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – DJ Kieran TEQUILA REA – Bongo Madness with guest DJs THE CUMBERLAND – Launch Pad featuring local DJs THE ELEPHANT – Streaker and DJ G-Rillz THE GOODY – DJ Dante and interactive games night (9pm) THE HAUS: HAHNDORF – DJ Marcus and friends THE GRIFFINS – DJ playing house tunes THE KINGS BAR – Clever Cuts with Andrew Barker, Alley Oop and Adriaan Van Der Ploeg (8pm) THE LION HOTEL – Hairy Lemon THE SOUL BOX – Comedy, Cabaret & Music (10pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Acoustica (9pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Acoustic Reign (9.30pm) TOWER HOTEL – DJ Live Duo UNION HOTEL – DJ Cloak & Dagga

VALLEY INN – karaoke (weekly prizes) WALKERS ARMS HOTEL – DJ Sessions (9pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Mid Winter Ball featuring The Baker Suite and Lucifers Lounge (8pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Bakers Delight WINDSOR HOTEL – Rave On WINSTON’S BAR – DJ Miss Red and MC Marcus WOODCROFT TAVERN – karaoke (8pm) WOOLSHED: ON HINDLEY – DJs Kontrol, C4, Deceed, J Rudd, Lush and Koops (8pm) ZHIVAGO – High Heels DJs: ZOOTZ – DJs Kym and guests

Sunday 5th MA TAVERN – Sunday School with The Idle Saints AUSTRAL – Basically Maate! with DJ Staplehead (8pm) BACCHUS BAR – Jump Daddys (5pm) BEERGARDEN: BRICKWORKS – Musos Jam with the Good Ol’ Boys Band (2pm) every first and third Sunday of the month BENJAMIN ON FRANKLIN – Courtyard: DJ Mule (4pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt BOTANIC BAR – Eric The Falcon BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL – Lunchcutters CROWN & ANCHOR – Matt Barlow and Naomi Keyte (5pm) DOG & DUCK – Sneaky Sundays with Jak Morris DUBLIN HOTEL – No Use For A DJ Name (9pm) DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY – The Pikelets ED CASTLE – Beer Garden: Acoustic Sundays (2pm) EMU HOTEL – Full Circle ESPLANADE HOTEL – Dino Jag Duo EXETER ON RUNDLE – The Faction (5pm) FIRST COMMERCIAL HOTEL – Lily & The Drum

FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – SUNDAY BLOODY MARY MASSACRE GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Gaslight Tavern Presents: Sebastian Scott, Paul Reading, Robert Ernst and Eric Stevenson (2pm every third Sunday of the month) GENERAL HAVELOCK – Eddie (Wasabi) (4pm) GILBERT STREET HOTEL – Tara Carragher and Richard Coates (2pm) GLENELG SURF CLUB – La Mar Sundays with Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers (3pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Maton Guitars Masterclass with Tommy Emmanuel (11.30am) GRACE EMILY HOTEL – The Tara Carragher Trio and Teahouse Fire HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Sunday Sessions plus Poker 888 double header free register (2.30pm) $10 buy in (6.30pm) HIGHWAY – Wasabi and The Happy Lennards (alternate weeks) HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – Tom Williams HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – poker HQ – Soho: Garden Grooves with Jazzy James, Professor X and Damage JAM THE BISTRO – DJ Tango LAKES RESORT HOTEL – I Mike & The Pods LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – Five Sided Circle MARINA SUNSET BAR – Sunset Sessions featuring live acoustic music MARION HOTEL – Southern Sundays featuring Ciriam Granger Duo (3pm) MARS BAR – VJK classic video hits MICK O’SHEA’S – Shannon Lloyd Duo OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: Triplescore Duo ORIENTAL – 2 Up Duo PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Summer Sundays Sessions with DJ Chillax

RAMSGATE HOTEL – KAT VAS (4PM) ED (7.30PM) SAILMASTER TAVERN – Troy Harrison SANDBAR – Noise Baby! featuring DJs D’Amour, Skippy, Edgar Roex, Chris Charleson, Paul Marshman and Touche plus weekly guests (6pm) SANTIAGO – industry recovery cocktail party with DJs Toffee, Jimmy Contact, Elliot Ness and percussion (4pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic soloists SEMAPHORE PALAIS – Mr Buzzy SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – The Streamliners SUGAR – Mods, Driller and Nu Jeans TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Acoustic Sessions TEA TREE GULLY HOTEL – Wooly THE LION HOTEL – Acoustic Sessions and DJ Reelax THE MAID – acoustic Sunday sessions (4pm)

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The Guide // THE SOUL BOX – Rhumboogie (4.30pm) WELLINGTON HOTEL: WELLINGTON – Sunday Sessions: live music on the banks of the Murray (3pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Akoustik Odyssey WHITMORE HOTEL – Sympathy Orchestra (4pm) ZHIVAGO – Black Cherry DJs: ZOOTZ – Salsa night (every second week)

Monday 6th ALMA TAVERN – poker night (6.30pm) AUSSIE INN HOTEL – Complete Trivia AVOCA HOTEL – Schnitty & Trivia Night (7pm) BARTLEY TAVERN – Complete Trivia BOATHOUSE TAVERN: TAPEROO – Complete Trivia BRIDGEWAY HOTEL – Complete Trivia BULL & BEAR – Muso’s Jam (8pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Coop & The Bird (7pm) EMBASSY HOTEL – karaoke EXETER ON RUNDLE – Hi, My Name Is Reclusive Author Thomas Pynchon

FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – OPEN MIC JAM GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Harmoniclub GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Ultimate Quiz with Graham Lawrence (7pm) OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: Jake The Snake (8pm) PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Complete Trivia RHINO ROOM – One Mic Stand open mic comedy ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Jam Night (8pm) S-BAR – karaoke SUGAR – Big Bubba and Eric The Falcon THE LION HOTEL – Brian Ruiz, Troy Loakes and Paul Vallen TOWER HOTEL – Complete Trivia WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Coma Winter Sessions (8pm)

Tuesday 7th ARKABA HOTEL – Top Room: Adelaide Comedy featuring Elbow Skin AUSSIE INN HOTEL – Complete Trivia BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson CAVAN HOTEL – Complete Trivia CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Cranker Comedy. Front Bar: Industry Night with DJs Stevie & Duncan

DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm) DRUIDS HALL – Bachata lessons (6.30pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Like Leaves DJs GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge At The Gaslight GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Music Works. Front Bar: Uke Night GRACE EMILY HOTEL – SALA 23 Steps HIGHWAY – movie night (8.30pm) LIVE ON LIGHT SQUARE – Tuesday Night Jazz featuring The Chris Soole Quartet MARION HOTEL – poker (6.30pm) PARADISE HOTEL – Memory Lane Trivia PJ O’BRIENS – Davy T’s Music Trivia (7.30pm) SUGAR – CU Next Tuesday with Sonny Side-Up and Driller THE COVE TAVERN – Complete Trivia THE GOODY – Complete Trivia THE GRIFFINS – fresh, funky and progressive tunes THE KINGS BAR – Old Skool Funk with Nixon and Penfold. Back Bar: APL poker THE LION HOTEL – Acoustic Sessions THE PORT CLUB – Complete Trivia THE TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – free Trivia Tuesdays (7pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Trivia Tuesday (7pm) VINE INN: NURIOOTPA – Complete Trivia WHITMORE HOTEL – Acoustic Raw Jam WINDSOR HOTEL – Complete Trivia WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music

Wednesday 8th ALBION HOTEL – Albie Char Char Trivia (7pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Top Room: Salsa dance classes (6.30pm) Tavern Bar: DJ Hugo ‘El Papi’ Salcedo (9.30pm) BAR ON GOUGER – Acoustic After Dark BOTANIC BAR – Gemma BROADWAY HOTEL – It’s Like A House Party with DJ Sneaky Beats CALEDONIAN HOTEL – Salsa Underground (8pm) CAMBRIDGE BALCONY BAR – Triplescore Lite CENTRAL DISTRICTS FOOTBALL CLUB – Complete Trivia CHALLA GARDENS HOTEL – Complete Trivia CHRISTIES BEACH HOTEL – Complete Trivia COLONNADES TAVERN – Memory Lane Trivia (12.30pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – DJ Tr!p DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Dan’s Open Mic Night (7.30pm) DOM POLSKI CENTRE – salsa lessons (6.30pm) DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Bento (What’s in Yo’ Box?!) EXCHANGE HOTEL: GAWLER – Live Music Exchange (7.30pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Curtis FINDON HOTEL – Complete Trivia

FIRST COMMERCIAL HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7pm)

FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – SUNNYBOY AL’S KRAZY KARAOKE FOWLER’S LIVE – Dune Rats GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Musicians Playground At The Gaslight GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB – KG’s Complete Trivia GLYNDE HOTEL – NPL Poker (6.30pm and 10.30pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Open Mic Night GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Daniel Cameron with Tim Moare HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Sports Bar: 888 Poker (7.30pm) Dining: Complete Trivia (7.30pm) HIGHWAY – The Combi Room with Dusty Lee and Chris Finnen HOLDFAST HOTEL – Nonstop Dance Party with DJs Mike Wills & VIP HQ – Flashdance JETTY BAR – karaoke LA BOHEME – The New Cabal (9pm) LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – DJs (9pm) MANSIONS – live band karaoke MARS BAR – VJK Experience (9pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – Celtic Connection OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: Open mic (7.30pm) ORIENTAL – DJ

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RAMSGATE HOTEL – DANNY CLEARWAY (9PM) SEAFORD HOTEL – karaoke SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – karaoke SUGAR – Mixed Tape with Lauren Rose, Ferris Mular and Mr Whiskas SUPERMILD – It’s Wednesday Now! with local bands THE GOODY – Kickstart DJs THE KINGS BAR – DJ Yusef Wilson THE LION HOTEL – Proton Pill and Snooks La Vie THE SOUL BOX – Pete Jenkins Band Jam (8.30pm) TOWER HOTEL – Uni Night with DJ Dom P TOWER TAVERN: RENMARK – Complete Trivia UNION HOTEL – Eddie Trainor WHITMORE HOTEL – Open Mic Night with The Gestures WOOLSHED: ON HINDLEY – Creating Styles Karaoke (9pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music ZHIVAGO – Dripping In Gold DJs

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I Am Eleven Genevieve Bailey, director/producer/ editor/cinematographer of I Am Eleven, says that her first ideas for the film began in 2005, and that she drew upon a need to create “something that would make me happy and that would make audiences happy, as I was conscious that there’s so much bad news in the world today…” I wanted to create something positive and optimistic, and so I thought back to my favourite age in life, and that was 11. I thought, ‘I wonder what 11-year-olds are like today? Is it still a special time?’ I wanted to explore this age on an international level, and when I first went away, I was gone for about three months, and I came back with heaps of footage and thought yep, I’ve almost got enough to finish the film. But time would go by, and each year I’d think, ‘I can’t finish this without going to

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Eastern Europe or China or the UK or Japan’ - all these different places… And here we are, seven years later!” Bailey also confirms that I Am Eleven was borne out of her own bad news: “I was having a bad time. I’d been in a car accident and was feeling pretty horrible, and my dad had passed away from cancer. I felt awful and I really wanted to do something about it rather than remaining passively stuck. I knew that there were all sorts of films that I wanted to make, but what was it that I could make that would leave me feeling inspired?” Eleven is indeed an interesting age. “At that age the kids come out with things that are so honest and courageous, and so hopeful. I laugh now when I look back as I didn’t do any research: I just got on a plane to Japan and hoped the kids would be interesting!... You know, some people ask me, ‘Why 11?’, and then they see the film and go, ‘Oh, yeah!’ I also think that at 11 we’re as similar as we’re going to be, and that it’s after that that differing cultures start having an influence and we become more individual. But at 11 we’re not constrained by culture, class, religion - and ego doesn’t get in the way.” Noting that the film depicts the lives of 23 children in 15 countries, Genevieve isn’t surprised when I point out that the two who stuck out for me were almost-world-weary Remi in the south of France and funny but

fretful Billy in London. “They’re the kids that people comment upon the most. Remi seems so wise, like when he talks about three different kinds of love… When I was editing the film there were so many scenes with Remi I could have included. Some people think he’s so serious, but he is just a kid too. I’ve been in touch with Remi and said that people are impressed with him and find him very intriguing, and he’s responded, ‘Oh, you know, there’s nothing special about me.’… Remi and Billy are the ones that audiences seem to respond to. Some audiences pick it and some don’t, but Billy is also on the autism spectrum, and yet he’s not like others might be on the spectrum and really loved being interviewed and being part of the film.” Bailey hopes that those who see the film will leave a comment on the website (iameleven.com), and she also caps things off by explaining that not only is she working hard to promote and distribute her film, but also that she has several projects (narrative and documentary) that she hopes to develop at some point and that she also wants to get back to India to catch up with the kids she met there at the orphanage. “We started a foundation called Darlingheart, which helps create awareness and support for orphanages over there. The film helped create awareness that helped them purchase the land and build the homes

Up And Away Genevieve Bailey acknowledges that I Am Eleven was partially inspired by English director Michael Apted’s continuing series known as ‘The Up Films’ (56, 49, 42 and downward) and Gillian Armstrong’s popular Australian variant, each of which has its own colourful title: Smokes And Lollies (1975); Fourteen’s Good, Eighteen’s Better (1981); Bingo, Bridesmaids And Braces (1988); Not Fourteen Again (1996); and Love, Lust And Lies (2010). And if you haven’t seen these pics then you really should as, unlike other docos about politicians, penguins and so on, these are studies of real life and real people just like (ahem) you.

that they needed, and while we don’t have a lot of money, we do have the ability to bring their story to a lot of people… So yes, I get to pursue my passion for film, but I also get to work with kids who deserve just as much happiness as I did when I was a kid.” WHAT: I Am Eleven WHERE: Mercury Cinema WHEN: Now screening


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Film // Painted Skin: The Resurrection (M) Mongolia-born director Wuershan handles this 3D follow-up to the 2008 China-produced original, a nonsequel that doesn’t necessarily require the viewer to have seen the first film as it works as a visually spectacular, wildly fanciful and unsurprisingly incoherent epic on its own nutty merits. A powerful fox spirit named Xiaowei (Zhou Xun), imprisoned in a frozen lake for centuries, is freed for some reason by Que’r (Mini Yang), a bird demon, and thereafter saps the life energy (and rips the heart from) the prince of Tianliang kingdom, which turns her into a dangerously seductive sort who, by chance, runs into Princess Jing (Vicki Zhao), a tragic figure who wears a Phantom Of The Opera-type golden mask

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over half her face after a CGI bear attack left her ‘disfigured’ (in the best tradition of cinematic ‘mutilation’ this cosmetic ‘damage’ comprises two small scars around her right eye). But wait, as there’s plenty more: General Huo Xin (Chen Kun), Jing’s one true love, semi-exiled himself from the kingdom and is wracked with guilt over this, and he agonises away as Xiaowei and Jing negotiate the giving and taking of each other’s hearts and beauty as per the rules of demonic law, the fairly fraudulent ‘Exorcist Pang’ (William Feng) unwisely falls for Que’r, conspiracies are discovered, armies amass and plot logic goes out the window. Zhao and Chen played a different pair of star-crossed lovers in the first PS but that’s about the only thing connecting this to it. Well, that and a sense of FX-fuelled grandeur - and sometimes-barking lunacy. Mad Dog Bradley

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The new Cinémathèque calendar kicks off on Thu Aug 2 at 7.30pm with director Hugh Hudson’s Oscar-winner Chariots Of Fire, just in time for the Olympics (just in case you somehow didn’t know that the Olympics were happening). Details: mercurycinema.org.au.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (MA) Seth Graham-Smith’s novel AL:VH was a bestseller (!), and you’d think that with him penning the script, zillions wasted on 3D FX and Russian director Timur (Wanted) Bekmambetov at the helm that this would be a higher class of crap than it actually is. Old Abe narrates and we flash back to when, as a child, he prevented a young slave boy from being whipped and made an enemy of vampire Jack Barts (leering Marton Csokas), who kills Mama Lincoln and inspires Abe’s hatred of the undead and passion for justice. As a young man (played by stage actor Benjamin Walker), Lincoln catches up with Will Johnson (Anthony Mackie), the grown-up former slave he saved, befriends Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper) and Joshua Speed ( Jimmi Simpson), and marries Mary (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), from whom he tries to keep secret his slaying of vamps via a silver-tipped axe, especially when mighty bloodsucker Adam (dreary Rufus Sewell) takes him on and pretty much kicks off the American Civil War. Some have pondered why the vampires here can get around in daylight (if they didn’t then the slo-mo, gore-spurting war scenes would be in the dark and couldn’t be staged like something out of Dancing With The Dead), but a better question would be why this proves so drawn-out and dull. But, even so, look out for Barack Obama Versus Godzilla, Mitt Romney: Super Mormon and Tony Abbott: Defender Of The Right (And The Right Of Right)! Mad Dog Bradley

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Prolific director (and pseudonymous cinematographer and editor) Steven Soderbergh’s films are typically political (The Informant!), smoothly cool (the Ocean’s trilogy) and/or daring (The Girlfriend Experience), and yet this latest offering is just plain dumb. Drawn from star/producer Channing Tatum’s experiences as an exotic dancer, this has him as Mike, a womaniser, businessman and all-round Florida legend who works construction by day and as a male stripper by night, reeling in the cash as he hoofs about in laughably choreographed sequences under the admiring gaze of showpony boss Dallas (ghastly Matthew McConaughey). When Mike meets young bludger Adam (Alex Pettyfer) and introduces him to the world of getting-your-gear-off, this sets into motion several dodgy events: Adam and Mike bond in homoerotic, high-fiving fashion; Adam becomes a big draw (despite his surly, sweaty look); Mike goes for Adam’s frowning sister Brooke (Cody Horn in a thankless part); and a druggy subplot’s chucked into the final act when the story simply runs out. Arthousey egghead Soderbergh often surprises with his choices, and yet this humourless, crummylooking pic is a poser, leaving you wondering what he ever saw in the material (maybe Channing got him pissed one night and forced him to sign a contract?), as it’s almost as tacky as Showgirls (Showboys?) but proves in no way as embarrassingly funny. And, it must be said, that not one penis is glimpsed, even for a second, as that would surely mean that the entire American film industry would crumble overnight. Mad Dog Bradley

Piecing together the aborted work of Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director Kevin (One Day In September) Macdonald presents the life of Jamaican singer Bob Marley, who rose from poverty to give his people a voice and his culture a beat, and who used his music to unite his country, all while smoking like a chimney and dancing like Peter Garrett. Present day interviews with friends and family, archival interviews with Marley and countless photographs are compiled to tell the story of the singer’s personal life and his ties to the Rastafari movement. There is also no hiding Marley’s less desirable antics, including wife Rita and various girlfriends’ resigned acceptance of his infidelities and his children’s bemusement and frustration with Marley’s unconventional parenting. As the third director on board, it’s hard to say whether this was a passion project for Macdonald or simply a pay-cheque, and whether his ‘waste nothing’ approach is a result of confusion or carelessness. The absence of Buffalo Soldier may be due to its posthumous release not fitting into the account of Marley’s living years, but it is nonetheless a gaping omission, and while Marley is insightfully detailed, the two-and-a-half hour running time feels like four, Marley’s career often seeming incidental amidst the drawn-out asides, while the lingering impact of his music is a footnote during the closing credits. There is a lot to be learned here, but Macdonald’s resistance to cutting celluloid makes for a lot to take in. One Love is great, but one intermission wouldn’t have gone astray either. Kat McCarthy

The chilly psychodrama Cosmopolis (MA), directed and scripted (drawing from Don DeLillo’s book) by David Cronenberg immediately after A Dangerous Method (released earlier this year), stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti. Jackpot (MA), drawn from another Jo Nesbø story (see Headhunters, also released earlier this year), is another cutthroat black comedy from Norway, and this time features Kyrre Hellum and Henrik Mestad. And Step Up 4: Miami Heat (M, and also known as Step Up Revolution) is another hip hoppy musical, this time directed by Scott Speer and with Kathryn McCormick and other young ‘uns hoofing about.

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This week’s SOS offering, on Fri Aug 3 at 11am, is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (just in case you somehow haven’t seen it already), with an intro by the MRC’s Shane McNeil and followed by a forum presented by Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy, ‘From The Page To The Screen’. Details: mercurycinema.org.au.

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Cooking With Dennis Leslie Executive Chef The Brasserie

Desserts! Don’t really need to say anything else. I will start by giving this very simple sweet short crust pastry. In the next couple of weeks I’ll give you a few different tart fillings.

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry / Makes 21 tart cases

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Sporty’s Bar & Arena For a bar and entertainment complex that puts on some pretty big shows, parts of the Arkaba were beginning to show their age. Whoever decided to give the Ark its recent facelift got there just in time - the result is a much better looking façade, re-worked interior and signs that this old fox is coming back to life. There are a few dining and menu options across the venue, but we decided to check out the recently re-opened Sporty’s Bar. It’s a spacious, lofty area at the front of the complex, with TV screens in every direction, walls covered with sporting legends and plenty of lounging and dining spaces, including a mezzanine that’d be a great space for a boys’ day out. The menu is huge, with a pretty big focus on seafood and pizzas, heaps of pub classics and a few out of the ordinary dishes including a kangaroo schnitzel. As one of my favourite native Australian meats, I just had to give this one a crack. When you’re cooking kangaroo you need to get the timing spot on - in a split second it can go from tender and juicy to tough and unpleasant. I reckon that they must have a timer next to

the fryer, because Skippy was cooked well and tasted great - kind of like a regular beef schnitzel, but without needing to rely on the gravy for flavour. I seem to have a habit of going to pubs for dinner on Tuesday nights, which is lucky for me because it’s when Sporty’s has $5 pizzas and fish and chips. It’s a takeaway deal you can eat at the bar. The pizza was as good as any pub pizza I’ve eaten for about a third of the price and, let’s face it: five bucks can’t even get you fish and chips at your local takeaway these days. The guy behind the bar was relaxed and friendly and seemed to know most of the regulars by name. A young guy’s style with old school service, which pretty much sums up the new and improved

Arkaba. Naturally, being in a sports bar I had to place a bet and now need to publicly thank my racehorse Midsummer Music for winning his race and covering the cost of my dinner. WHAT: Sporty’s Bar & Arena at The Arkaba WHERE: 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton WHEN: Mon – Wed & Sun 11am – 12am, Thu – Sat 11am – 2am CONTACT: 8338 1100

Paul Wood is the local foodie behind the 12 Tables dinner party concept. Visit 12tables.com.au for more info.

Booze Clues with Louis Schofield

2009 Cigale Mourvedre Region: Barossa Valley Closure: Screwcap Price: $20 or $15 by the six pack Drink: With a sweet, rich Moroccan stew

Dennis Leslie Wins! Executive chef of The Brasserie Dennis Leslie, the food whiz responsible for the weekly recipes you can find to your right, has won the International Robarra Epicurean Award, joining a prestigious list of chefs who have won in the past including Chef Of The Century Paul Bocuse. Judges travelled the world in search of the best tasting Robarra dish – homegrown spring water barramundi - and found it at the Hilton Adelaide’s

restaurant The Brasserie. Well done Dennis! The dish is currently available for dinner, so head in to try. WHAT: The Brasserie WHERE: 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide WHEN: Mon – Fri for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sat – Sun for breakfast and dinner CONTACT: 8237 0697

20ml lemon juice and vinegar (chilled) 100g caster sugar (chilled) 170ml water (chilled)

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400g butter (cut into 2cm cubes and kept chilled) 670g plain flour (chilled) 5g salt

A great all-rounder courtesy of Barossa genius and Spinifex patriarch Pete Shell, the Cigale Mourvedre is a cost-effective way of getting inside the psyche of one of SA’s most gifted winemakers. With spicy plums, rhubarb compote and rustic tannins, this wine is best enjoyed by the halfdozen, fire-side, with a sweet, rich Moroccan stew. Soon to be retrenched after accidentally being named after a region in Spain, this tipple is great value at twice the price and selling at EEC like absolute bloody hotcakes! All beverages featured in Booze Clues are available from East End Cellars at 22-26 Vardon Ave, Adelaide.

Method 1. Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix well. 2. Place room temperature butter in with the flour and rub the flour into the butter cubes. 3. Mix the lemon juice and vinegar, sugar and water in a jug with a fork until the sugar is dissolved. 4. Sprinkle the sugar water onto the butter/flour mix and smooth it into the flour using the palms of your hands. Do not overwork the pastry. 5. Break the dough into two and wrap with cling film, refrigerate for 30 minutes. 6. Flour a bench and dough. Press down with the palm of your hand until you get a flat surface then try to shape it in a long rectangular shape. 7. Using a rolling pin, pin the dough evenly, lifting it off the surface every now and again to loosen it so as it gets pinned the dough doesn’t break up as much or rip and allows it to “relax”. Flour the surface of the dough and freeze with baking sheets in between or use it straight away. 8. Cut out discs using 10cm round cutters, butter the inside of an 8cm tart tin and press the pastry in gently, leaving about 2mm above each tin for shrinkage. 9. Use left over dough and press into the edges and corners. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. 10. Place two pieces of foil totally covering the surface of the dough. Place baking beads or dried chickpeas to the edges. 11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

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Stars // Aries 21.03/20.04 You don’t just let go; when change comes you dive on it like an eagle on its prey. The Leo sun is having a very positive effect on you. It’s got you feeling very good about yourself – which speeds an already fast transition up into warp-speed. Breathe in the bliss of the thrill.

Scorpio 24.10/21.11 The moon starts her week in Scorpio. This lifts you up into the higher places in your being. It brings you out of any funk that you might have been rolling around in. It reminds you that there is always light – even in the strangest of places. Communicate all this creatively.

Sagittarius 22.11/21.12 Life is pulling you to an inner place. It is inviting you into a cosy room with a fireplace. It is taking you to a soft couch, where you can curl up and regenerate. If it’s not, it should be. You might have to do some work to get yourself home. It would be good to do so.

Cancer 22.06/22.07 It’s not such a bad idea to go to ground, or in your case, underwater. There’s a lot of fire and fizz in the air. For a feeling-based character such as yourself, this might be a little too frenetic for your liking. Find a cosy place and feed yourself a feast of selfsoothing delights.

Capricorn 22.12/19.01

The CACSA@70 program, in continuing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of CASCA, will present 14 South Australian artists in the New South Australian Art group exhibition. Featuring Amy Baker, Troy-Anthony Baylis, Christine

Collins, Ariel Hassan, Sam Howie, Sue Kneebone, Andrew Long, James Marshall and Nasim Nasr, the showcase will feature a range of works from landscape-inspired sculpture to paints to multimedia installations.

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Cold Krush

Urban Cow Studio

Conversations 88 Wright St, Adelade Tue Aug 7

Group Dynamics 109 Unley Rd, Unley Fri Aug 10

Alice Lindstrom 11 Frome St, Adelaide Wed Aug 1 – Sat Sep 1

Conversations stands as Ryan Wakelin’s third solo exhibition as part of this year’s SALA festival, an exhibition interrogating the conversations that occur between the artist, the art piece and the viewer. Wakelin’s work concerns rough paint lines and abstract lines jarred with bright, primary colours and splashes of paint. Opening: Tue Aug 7 from 7pm

Adelaide-based graffiti crew The Mainstays will put forward their collaborative painting efforts for Cold Krush’s latest exhibition Group Dynamics. Since their inception in 2007, The Mainstays have put together traditional raw graffiti styles through to abstract and contemporary pieces. The opening night will feature a live graffiti demonstration alongside T-shirt giveaways courtesy of Scribe Apparel. Opening: Fri Aug 10 from 6pm – 10pm

This month Alice Lindstrom will put forward her most recent oil paintings, collage and paper works at Urban Cow Studio. Working with oil paints, collage and inks, Lindstrom portrays the world of imagination with vivid colour, vibrant brushstrokes and explorations of the space between inner and outer realities.

WHAT: New South Australian Art WHERE: Du Plessis Building, 203-205 North Tce, Adelaide WHEN: Wed Aug 1 – Sun Aug 26

Aquarius 20.01/18.02 A relationship invariably proves the point that we are all really good at projecting extraordinary imaginings on the ones we love most. The ones you love are being particularly clear mirrors right now. What you see in them is yourself – angel, devil and everything in between.

Virgo 23.08/22.09 Keep it cool, calm and collected. Nobody else is – and somebody has to be. This isn’t conservatism; it’s a healthy steadiness. With the sun in Leo, it would be easy to be star struck. You aren’t about to fall for any theatrical illusions. That’s how it should be.

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Reactivity doesn’t help. No matter how many times your fuse lights and you go off, it never resolves a thing – even if think you are being a paragon of logic and justice. It’s okay to blow it. Forgive yourself – and then keep on moving towards softness and healing.

Leo 23.07/22.08 Be proud. Strut your stuff. The lights are on and the stage is set. Stroll out there like you own it. You do – in this moment. Life has always got surprises up its sleeve. Bear that in mind when you think for a moment of hesitating. The timing is right. Be as theatrical as you like.

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As Mars slowly moves in on Saturn, so the tension between that part of you that wants to move and that part that wants to stay rock steady, builds. The resolution between these two things is going to have to come in some way. You’d best start considering how.

Gemini 21.05/21.06 Venus is sharing her beauty with you. All you really have to do is lean back and let in all the delight you can handle. The Leo sun puts an extra skip into your step, if that is possible. The only thing to watch out for is to make sure you keep it real as well as good.

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Libra 23.09/23.10

Taurus 21.04/20.05 You are standing on the peak. The moon is opposite you, threatening to pull you down. Don’t be hypnotised by the things that could derail you. You know how to stand stock-steady at most other times. Make use of that skill in this moment. Your centring is being tested.

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Pisces 19.02/20.03 Though you might want to break out of the closeness of intimacy and run playfully through the fields of your extended social network, this moment demands rather that you go deeper, not scurry away. Though it’s difficult, there’s always a part inside that’s dancing.

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Installation view Deep Space: New acquisitions from the Australian contemporary art collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, featuring Yhonnie Scarce

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The Butterfly Movement’s Shoe Drive

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Lover Launch Persona Lookbook When Rip It Up spoke to Julia Stone recently, she said her newfound love for designers has led to an appreciation for Australian brand, Lover. Perhaps she was privy to the launch of their new SS2012/2013 lookbook for the Persona collection. Persona features lace dresses, pleated skirts, highcollared blouses and flowing fabrics, but it’s no surprise that Lover has become a

favourite with the folk singer and the fashion world alike. Persona sees the elegance and sophistication we have come to expect from Lover, but also adds a new ‘persona’ with a particularly fetching take on the humble bomber jacket. To see the full collection, head to loverthelabel.com. Persona will be available in stores from August and November 2012.

Three hundred million children globally do not own a pair of shoes. If you’re like Mariah Carey, maybe you might have 300 million yourself (see her shoe closet above!) If you think you have a few extra pairs you never wear anymore, donate them to The Butterfly Movement’s shoe drive. If you have either new or gently-worn thongs, slides, dressier work shoes, sport shoes and sneakers to donate, tie or strap them together with a rubber band and drop them to Levant in Goodwood. A gold coin donation is also required to cover shipping and distribution costs for the shoes, which will be given to Australian and Tanzanian people who live without shoes. You’ll benefit by clearing out clutter, and the receiver will benefit from being protected from cuts, scratches and infections and have opportunities to attend school, play sports and find employment. Please Mariah Careys of Adelaide, give generously… You can drop your shoes off with a gold coin donation to Levant, 131 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood until Fri Aug 31 (closed Sundays and Mondays). Donations to The Butterfly Movement can also be made at donateshoes. com.au.

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Culture

DVD Reviews

The Swell Season Icon / M / 84 Mins

Win Competitions

Vincent Wants To Sea Umbrella Entertainment / MA / 96 Mins

Everyone seemed to fall in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová in the povertybudgeted but Oscar-winning sub-musical Once six years ago, and they did too (with each other, that is), but this multi-directed B+W doco of the two-year world tour that followed that fictional film is actually about how they were driven apart (er… spoilers?). There’s much intimate detail at first, including meetings with her large and jolly Czech family and his hugely proud mum and sincelate dad, plus many fond one-on-one tocamera interviews and even a skinny-dipping sequence, but problems begin to arise when she can’t take the fans’ endless excitement and he interprets her attempts to offer comfort about his parents’ situation as personal attacks. And, as they’re musicians, the change in their relationship starts to show in the numbers they perform every night on stage throughout America and beyond, as we shift from falling-in-love, heartfelt ballads with precise harmonies (and lots of sneaky smiles) to more moments when they’re alone in the spotlight, which proves very sad when Irglová (in her haltingly distinctive Irish/Czech accent) announces a new song and states fairly flatly, and without any lovey-dovey symbolism, that it’s all about their break-up. Yes, they were a sweet couple… once. MDB

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Peter Weir: A Creative Journey From Australia To Hollywood Serena Formica / Footprint / 202pp

University Of Derby lecturer Formica’s study wants to sound dryly academic (thereby ignoring the humour that runs through even Weir’s darkest films), but can’t manage even that due to a pretentious tone (‘Transnationalism’?) and dire grammatical, punctuation and factual errors. After a first chapter that debates why filmmakers (and artists) move to Hollywood (duh… the money?) this, rather extraordinarily, then criticises other books and articles on Weir, before finally launching into what you were hoping for in the first place: a history of PW’s career, from The Cars That Ate Paris and Picnic At Hanging Rock to Master And Commander and The Way Back. But even this is riddled with mistakes: the Oscar-winning director’s name is Norman Jewison, not ‘Jewinson’, William Holden’s penultimate movie was The Earthling, not The Earthlink (!), and Denzel Washington was the star of Phil Noyce’s The Bone Collector - not Morgan Freeman! Borderline Fail. MDB

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Drawn from screenwriter and star Florian David Fitz’s bravely tough and funny script, director Ralf Huettner’s German drama is one of the better under-the-radar, straight-to-DVD releases around. Vincent (FDF), a young man suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome (which Fitz depicts so convincingly that some have assumed that he actually has the condition), is attempting to deal with the death of his mum when his chilly exec dad (Heino Ferch) decides to put him in an institution and, basically, forget about him. Vincent doesn’t take this well and, after befriending the anorexic and self-loathing Marie (Karoline Herfurth) and, to a point, the OCD Alexander ( Johannes Allmeyer), the three of them have soon stolen the car owned by Dr Rose (Katharina Müller-Elmau) and zoom off to Italy to fulfill Vincent’s mother’s last wish. Here begins the expected ‘road movie’, with Dr Rose and Vincent’s dad in pursuit (and at each other’s throats), and yet this isn’t some sentimental, easy-option, Issue-Of-The-Week TV-movie-type affair, as Fitz’s script allows the characters to argue, beat each other up, not manage clichéd romantic pairings and, most crucially, not get miraculously cured (although that’ll certainly be on the cards if this is snapped up for an American remake starring, say, Shia LaBeouf, Anne Hathaway and Ashton Kutcher). MDB

Rock Milestones: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars Umbrella Entertainment / PG / 48 Mins

This offering from the Rock Milestones series has the usual problems - the songs are taken from TV and concert footage instead of the actual album, and the main focus (ie Bowie himself ) doesn’t appear - and yet it’s damn fascinating anyway. Less a study of David Bowie’s The Rise And Fall... LP than an investigation into what led to it and the whole heady experience itself, this has interviews with everyone except Bowie (who at the stage of this one’s production in 2006 was dealing with heart problems): former ‘Spiders’ discuss their involvement and the whole glamly druggy period, as well as the contribution from the late Mick Ronson (with whom Bowie frequently did the ‘shocking’ guitar-as-fellatio routine); notable journalists talk of the Ziggy-as-sexyalien-thing in a cultural context, and images from the early-to-mid-‘70s still look rather startling; and Angie Bowie raves once more, and again takes credit for the costumes, the raunchiness and ‘the theatricality’. And, of course, Bowie classics are dissected with great reverence, such as the apocalyptic/romantic Five Years, the un-PC Queen Bitch and the speakers-blasting Suffragette City. MDB

Shakespeare In Love

Cold Specks Cold Specks recently released their debut album I Predict A Graceful Expulsion to rave reviews. With sparse arrangements and changing rhythms, I Predict A Graceful Expulsion and the voice behind Cold Specks, Al Spx, are sure to stop you dead in your tracks. For your chance to win one of five copies of I Predict A Graceful Expulsion log onto ripitup.com.au and enter your details. Competition closes at midday on Thu Aug 9.

King Cannons King Cannons well and truly exploded in 2011 with their live shows creating a buzz across Australia and now they bring you their debut album, The Brightest Light. For your chance to win one of five copies of The Brightest Light, log onto ripitup.com.au and enter your details. Competition closes at midday on Thu Aug 9.

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Scholars have often argued whether or not English playwright William Shakespeare spent time in Italy during the six years of his life that are not accounted for. There are reasons to believe he may have travelled to Italy – over a dozen of his plays are set in Italy and their author seems uncannily familiar with the various regions – and it’s a notion that writers Bob Ellis and Denny Lawrence explore in the play Shakespeare In Love, which will have its world premiere at Holden Street Theatres. Ellis, the writer behind political speeches for Bob Carr, Paul Keating and Kim Beazley as well as works such as The Legend Of King O’Malley, Newsfront and The Nostradamus Kid, will also direct Shakespeare In Love. He says the genesis for the play came about when he was presented with a challenging dare by former South Australian premier Mike Rann. “It was a half joke, half challenge about 10 years ago from Mike when he had asked if I could forge something about Shakespeare’s lost years and we’d then try and get it into Adelaide International Film Festival. “And my collaborator, Denny Lawrence, is one of the best ideas men I’ve ever met, so we had a three-minute conversation and then started writing. So we had a first draft within 13 days. We came back to it about a year later to finish it off.” Ellis and Lawrence then gave the completed play to John Bell of Bell

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Shakespeare Company who was impressed. “John really, really liked it but his board don’t like to go outside of works that are composed after the 1600s,” Ellis groans. “So we felt a bit thwarted. But I then talked to [Adelaide actor] Wayne Anthoney and we did a little reading of it which went well and then Wayne, who has an acting school here in town, cast it for a full production.” Shakepeare In Love’s cast includes Anthoney alongside Lucy Slattery, Bruce Venables, Roger Newcombe, Edmund Pegge and Richard Potter, with AC Arts graduate Jordan Fraser-Trumble as a young Will Shakespeare. Ellis says that there is definitely a case for a man from Stratford travelling to Italy before going on to say that the play is very funny and very sexy and will appeal to lovers of Shakespeare with an open mind. “And there are three sonnets in the play – two by Shakespeare and one of mine,” he then

chuckles. “Very few seem to be able to pick the one I wrote. It’s also a play within a play which was one of Shakespeare’s masks.” The 70-year-old playwright, who once ran The Stables Theatre in Sydney with his wife, suggests that the reasons for having the play’s world premiere in Adelaide are purely financial. “We just couldn’t afford to put it on in Sydney, but staging it here, we might just break even if we have good houses,” he reasons. The final six performances of Shakespeare In Love will be filmed. “And then we’ll do all the close-ups during the day,” Ellis concludes. “And then we’ll have a look at getting it into next year’s Adelaide International Film Festival.” WHAT: Shakespeare In Love WHERE: Holden Street Theatres WHEN: Thu Aug 9 until Sat Aug 25


Your guide to the student experience. So it’s Olympics time again. Greaaaat. Two entire weeks of seeing people who excel at sport making their dreams come true. Even if they don’t win gold, they can be comforted by knowing all their training and preparation has made them ridiculously good looking. Meanwhile, I’m still working on touching my toes. There may, however, be some clear comparisons between Olympians and students. For students who bust their guts to excel in their chosen field, it often takes a combination of sacrifice, hard work, determination and heartache. In an abstract way, training for the Olympics is basically the same as training for whatever field you strive to work in. Landing your dream job is – quintessentially – your gold medal. Not everyone can achieve it, but if you do, you know you’ve earned it. So don’t be disheartened by all the babes dominating the pool or the field and thinking you’ve missed out… your opportunity is very much still in the making. Well, at least that’s what I tell myself anyway… And remember, if you have any info, campus events or deals relevant for students, email fasttimes@ripitup.com. au, Tweet @FastTimesRIU or Like facebook.com/fasttimesripitupmag and I’ll do the rest.

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Classifieds Music SA Short Courses

Young Composers Award Please do me a favour and enter this competition if you have any shred of skill at music composition. And then make it your professional ambition to ensure that all annoying TV jingles are eradicated. Thanks for that. The SA Chapter of the Australian Society For Music Education is offering the Young Composers Award to composers aged 25 and under. There are five categories to enter, including writing music for students, solo instruments or voice, instrumental ensembles or choirs and electronic music. There are no application fees and all entrants

will receive feedback on their work. There are also categories tailored to under-18 Mozart prodigies, so if you have an especially talented minor in your life – exploit! Although jinglewriting doesn’t seem to be a specific category this year, I assume it’s the natural career progression for this kind of field, right? For more information and entry forms to enter the Young Composers Award visit asme. sa.edu.au/youngcomposers.html. Entries close Fri Sep 21 with the awards concert on Mon Nov 26.

If you have career aspirations for the music industry, musical skills may not be all you need. To learn the business side of the music industry, sign up for one of Music SA’s short courses. Registrations for the second semester are finishing shortly, but there are still places left in the following courses: Live Sound/Setting Up & Mixing A PA Starts: Tue Aug 7, Tuesdays 6.30pm-9pm Length: Four weeks Location: The Promethean Band Management Starts: Wed Oct 3, Wednesdays 6.30pm-9pm Length: Six weeks Location: Music SA Doing A Single/EP Launch Starts: Wed Nov 14, Wed 6.30pm-9.30pm Length: Four weeks Location: Music SA

Peace, Lachie.

Celebrity Fantasy League In the spirit of the Olympics, let’s remove something that was initially intended for sport and replace it with celebrities and pop culture. The concept is exactly the same as the sport version; register your league with friends, pick your team of fame-hungry celebs and see how they get rated from their exposure in outstanding journalistic publications, People, InTouch and Us Weekly. Points are awarded by each section they appear in the magazine and the nature of their exposure, such as surprise pregnancy, sex-tape scandal, flipping off paparazzi etc. Track your progress throughout the “season” and see what celebrities are most valuable. You can decide to have a pool to make things interesting and while it may put friendships to the test, it will also make interacting with celebrities on Twitter much more lucrative. There are over 2000 celebrities to choose from the database, with stats and bios to ensure you choose wisely and your first ‘season’ is free.

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Whether you use it as revenge for an AFL-obsessed boyfriend or a new tool for procrastination, at the end of the day it’s harmless fun (except for the people who are being objectified in these publications for your enjoyment – but try not to think about it like that). At the end of the day any fantasy league is just an adult version of Pokemon trading cards anyway. Suri Cruise, I choose you!

The student lifestyle is largely impoverished and opportunistic. Getting something for less than others is - in my view - a basic human right. As a key believer in defending human rights, I have found these student deals to help sustain life while also sustaining the bank balance.

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For so many of the music-loving community, the Governor Hindmarsh is a second home, sharing endless moments listening to great music. But did you also realise that life continues at the Gov when there isn’t anyone commanding your presence on the stage? The Gov also offers a variety of deals fit for student constraints on Monday and Tuesdays. Mondays feature $10 schnitties to go with their night ping pong competition, where $5

gets you a beer, equipment and entry. On Tuesday nights, enjoy pizzas for $18, and every night indulge in $5.50 pints in the front bar. Between this and all the gigging that goes on there, chances are you’ll spend more time at the Gov than in the classroom… I know I did. The Governor Hindmarsh is located at 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh.

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CD Of The Week

Scottie’s Singles

Future Islands

Listen Now:

On The Water (Thrill Jockey)

The Killers Runaways (UMA)

With eight years passing since their debut Hot Fuss, The Killers have now been releasing studio recordings longer than The Beatles and twice as long as The Smiths. Scary stuff. After fixating on solo forays of contrasting quality, the Las Vegas showmen’s comeback Runaways washes away memories of 2008’s entirely regrettable Day And Age. The lead single from fourth album Battle Born takes Brandon Flowers and co back to the safety zone of a 1984 roadside bar, where a shiny quarter punched into the jukebox will buy you a triple play of Asia’s Heat Of The Moment, Cheap Trick’s Dream Police and The Cars’ Tonight She Comes. With Ronnie Vannucci’s drums rumbling like a stampede of bullocks through a dusty Nevada canyon, it’s just what I needed.

Listen Later:

Roxette The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye (EMI)

Xavier Rudd Spirit Bird (Universal)

They once told us things will never be the same again, but by dusting off this lost track from their Joyride era, Roxette have briefly returned to the glory days of 1992. Although strangely absent from the Swedish superstars’ recent Travelling grab-bag collection, the revival of The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye is inspired. Okay, so it’s everything their detractors hate – eye-rolling key changes, dated production sweeps and the familiar symbiosis between Marie Fredriksson’s soaring vocal and Per Gessle’s lower glide – but Roxette’s stainless steel melodies put them in the soft rock hall of fame alongside Heart, Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams. Swede as.

Ricki-Lee Crazy

Seven studio albums in and Xavier Rudd continues to push all the right buttons with his latest release, Spirit Bird, proving he is one hell of a spirited bird oozing passion with every track. Integrating his iconic vocals, he locates

the balance of stomping protest and contrasts this by unleashing his fingerpicking free spirit. The sounds of Spirit Bird move the Victorian songwriter back to his roots but still manage to carry the wisdom he has gained from a decade of touring and recording, with the results once again proving his incredible ability as a musician. Spirit Bird intertwines the majestic genres of blues, reggae and folk with Rudd’s indigenous foundations. Oh what a combination. Lyrically, he layers raw experience with years and years of ancestral history, moving far beyond the music to explore his passion and shed light on an array of different topics - ones you possibly wouldn’t have considered prior. Rudd experiments with different sounds throughout, providing the initial sensation that a tribe of birds has broken down your door and set up camp in your bedroom. Spirit Bird truly encapsulates the sounds of the Earth, the sounds of spirit and the sounds of the world within this collection of jams. Sharni Honor

In a world where there is so much emphasis on time and lack thereof, it is refreshing to be able to put on a record and forget about the time you’re meant to be using wisely. Samuel T Herring, vocalist for Baltimore trio Future Islands, evokes a great deal of wisdom with his voice alone on the band’s third full-length album, On The Water. The lyricism dealt out is emotionally charged and provides much of the basis for Future Islands’ sound. Without a full-time drummer at their disposal, much of the percussion remains programmed. This means more up-tempo tracks like Before The Bridge and Balance sound like a cross between Antony Hegarty and Ed Droste backed by New Order. Yet the album is defined by the continuity and synchronicity of the songwriting and musicianship throughout, demonstrative of Herring’s ability to find words that simply connect with the human soul. On The Water is as adult contemporary as an album can come, but that should not deter the youngsters; it should merely inspire them to listen. Future Islands can best be filed somewhere between the godfathers of synth and the electronic newcomers, as the wise father-figure of the genre. Sam Reynolds

Ladyhawke Live Review

HQ, Thu Jul 26 Review by Rob Lyon Pics by Andreas Heuer

(EMI)

‘I want to see you get nasty on the floor, ‘cos the beat’s vibrating through the floor.’ Seriously, Ricki-Lee? The very first couplet of your latest single and you can’t even be arsed finding two different words to rhyme? It’s not like ‘floor’ is a tricky word like coelacanth to find a rhyme for – why not ‘The battle lines are drawn and now it’s war’, ‘Chalk up victims like I’m filming LA Law?’, ‘Throw me a bone and I’ll go carnivore’ or ‘ You can bang me like an old oak door’? I don’t want to be the one to tell you how to do your sexy thing Ms Coulter, but with the eye-catching Sarah De Bono nipping at your heels in the snappy Aussie pop stakes, a false move like this is utter madness. It’s not just Crazy, it’s bloody lazy.

Love Like Hate Rabbit Hole EP (Remedy)

We surveyed 100 dead-eyed proles and asked them the 10 words they’d use to describe the debut EP from Brisbane’s Love Like Hate. The second most popular response was “Enticing, poetic Gothic pop thick with melodrama and dark allure”. The top answer was “Hmmm… Sounds like a dodgy early demo from The Jezabels”. Ba-bow.

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It was a cold and wintery Thursday night when Ladyhawke arrived back in Adelaide, but it didn’t stop a small, diehard following from assembling at HQ to see the New Zealander go through her paces. Phillipa Margaret ‘Pip’ Brown, the performer behind the Ladyhawke moniker, was in fine form, playing a solid 90-minute set leaning mostly on new album Anxiety. Initially it was a bit of a worry seeing so many large empty spaces on the floor, while the massive black curtain draped over the main rear bar indicated that pre-sales were a bit low. It also seemed like an eternity waiting for Ladyhawke to grace the stage, with her performance kicking off almost an hour after the support had finished. At 10.20pm there was a roar from the crowd as the band kicked off proceedings with Back Of The Van and it was all smiles from Brown. Getting on with business was what Brown and the band did best, belting out Blue Eyes and Girl Like Me before offering the crowd a “thanks for having me, good to be back in Adelaide”. The crowd seemed well versed in the new material, particularly the album title


Reviews // Quick Ones

Silversun Pickups

Millencolin

Pop Etc

Neck Of The Woods

The Melancholy Connection

Pop Etc

(Warner)

(Epitaph)

(Remote Control)

Bahamas Barchords (Nevado)

I challenge anyone to not be completely entranced by Brian Aubert, lead singer of Silversun Pickups. Along with the delightfully distorted musical stylings that accompany his gritty vocals, LA rock outfit Silversun Pickups have created a thumping third album that draws you in slowly then completely throws you into the deep end, pushing you to and fro in a flurry of grunge-filled melodies. Aubert’s vocals are reminiscent of Placebo’s Brian Molko; they’re dark and eerie yet you can’t help but feel spellbound. Neck Of The Woods experiments with a more psychedelic sound palette while still maintaining the band’s signature rock grit. Impressive opening track Skin Graph is hauntingly hypnotic and showcases this psychedelic rock combo perfectly. First single release Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) is worthy of merit, but there are far more exemplary efforts also worth a mention such as the infectious The Pit, the gustofilled and intense Mean Spirit and the deliciously offbeat Make Believe. If you’re a fan of some Silversun Pickups and some experimental indie rock, go pickup (pun intended) Neck Of The Woods. Karina Carroll

track Anxiety. Magic and Professional Suicide from the self-titled debut also went down a treat. The music did all the talking, with Magic being well received and so too Dusk Til Dawn, proving that the 2008 debut album was still as popular as ever. One annoying thing was the lack of engagement from Brown, who at times showed the personality of a thumb-tack – she even apologised on occasion for being “boring”. It’s a shame she didn’t give more of herself because the performance was top shelf. Back on board with the new material, it was Cellophane and Vanity getting the nod of approval from the 300-odd strong crowd. Better Than Sunday was a ripper, with Brown later saying she shouldn’t talk between songs and preferred to keep laughing, as she hated the sound of her own voice. An interesting part of the show was the competition encouraging punters to take a photo with Brown in it using Instagram then posting to Facebook she even took her own crowd photo as a memento of the occasion. Gone, Gone, Gone heralded the closing stages of the set. The night closed with My Delirium and interestingly there was no encore, with the house lights turned up and the venue cleared, leaving punters to brave the elements on the way home. It was a solid night, but it could have been so much more.

The Melancholy Connection is a sequel of sorts to 1999’s The Melancholy Collection. Like its similarly named predecessor, it’s a rarities compilation, drawing together Swedish punk veterans Millencolin’s B-sides dating back to the quartet’s breakthrough album Pennybridge Pioneers. The package also includes Mind The Mice, previously an iTunes exclusive, and non-album single E20 Norr, a Swedish language version of the song Battery Check from the Home From Home album. Two brand new numbers complete the 14-song tracklisting, meaning that the recordings on offer span the past dozen years. How the Connection compares to the Collection will largely depend on how you feel about the more muscular and somewhat less catchy direction the band’s sound has taken over the last decade – gloomy new track Out From Nowhere is miles from the likes of peppy vintage number Vixen. However, the bright, choppy The Downhill Walk is an indisputable gem, while the spirited Phony Tony, with its charmingly simple rhyming dictionary lyrics, is another highlight. The package also includes a 90-minute DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Pennybridge Pioneers, complete with live footage. Melancholy and the infinite radness? Owen Heitmann

The Morning Benders, genuine favourites in alternative rock, found their way as a cult band alongside acts like Death Cab For Cutie and Grizzly Bear amongst others. People loved them for who they were. And not to dissect them for changing their name (for reasons obvious to some), but was Pop Etc really the best new moniker suggestion put up between the band? Any change of name makes it hard for fans and critics alike to keep check of a band’s progress, and with Pop Etc, it is really as though a new band has formed. Musically, the sound is so detached from The Morning Benders’ material it will definitely divide fans, whether it was intentional or not. It is fine to attempt new sounds by adding Auto-Tune and keyboards, but songs like Live It Up sound like lead singer Chris Chu backing an ‘80s elevator-music group. Other tracks like RYB and Yoyo sound like the kind of overprocessed material found at the pointy end of the Top 40. The formula works just enough throughout Pop Etc to appreciate the group’s pop sensibilities. But their problem will be maintaining the older fans while gaining new ones; it feels as though Pop Etc is stuck in-between. Sam Reynolds

The man behind these islands is musician Alfie Jurvanen. Great name. This Canadian caveman brings you Barchords, an album that will leave you longing for lazy summer days, sweaty nights and everything mellow in between. Swinging the musical mood on Tarzan’s vine between sorrow and uplift, the contrasts as the tracks progress keep Barchords interesting. These tunes host a lovely balance of sleepy blues and surf pop, sprinkled with a certain vulnerable vocal delicacy. Previously Feist’s touring guitarist, Jurvanen is now riding solo, creating a series of magically cohesive, dark but cheerful ditties. Even when he bears the depths of his soul, you still feel uplifted by his tropical twist. Safe to say I wouldn’t mind jet setting off to these little musical islands of folk goodness. Care to join? Sharni Honor

Kelly Hogan I Like To Keep Myself In Pain (Anti-)

Kelly Hogan has carved out a 20-year career supporting more recognisable names and faces in the music biz. This isn’t to say that she isn’t a talented musician (she is) or that she doesn’t possess a commanding set of pipes (she does). Her fourth solo record, I Like to Keep Myself In Pain, is comprised of 13 covers that are nice enough, but utterly pointless. Backed by legendary session musicians, a DapKing, and the Booker T, one would assume this album would sound amazing, but it’ s mostly played safe, with Hogan taking centre stage in what amounts to little more than a lounge act interpretation of some classic tunes. Ryan Lynch

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Local News

Goodbye Galaxy 3 Down 2 01 & Dirty 2 Freeman by Miranda

What happens when you get a whole bunch of southern-style hardcore bands from around the country and put them all on the one stage? You get Down & Dirty 2012, an event which will kick off its maiden voyage this weekend at Enigma Bar featuring seven established hardcore acts from SA, VIC and WA. Rip It Up spoke to one of the featured bands and event organisers, Stuart Yovan of A Ghost Orchestra, about what they hope to achieve from the night. “There’s a few of us guys in what I guess you’d call the local southern rock/hardcore scene, and we wanted to get together a night with a bunch of locals and interstate bands in what we hope will be an annual event. We’d like to get bands every year from different parts of the country, which we think will happen as when we approached Statues (WA) and Culprits (Vic) they were really keen on the idea. The genre we’re

CD Review

The Loving Tongue Temple Of Love (Killer Metal)

playing with now is still fairly underground as people are still getting into that style. “It’s raw and emotional, there’s a fair bit of angst,” Yovan muses. “I guess a lot of the metalcore bands that are big at the moment, like Parkway Drive and I Killed The Prom Queen, kind of stem from the genre we’re playing now, which is inspired by early 2000s hardcore bands like Poison The Well and Norma Jean. There’s a lot of angst.” Given the whole ‘southern’ part of the genre, you can’t help but conjure images of Deep South yokels – is it safe to assume most of the bands have an occasional interest in hoe-down music? “Definitely, it’s hard to sort of explain,” he pauses with a laugh. “We love that sort of filthy, groovy southern style... ah I guess that’s genres for you. You put a name on things and you try to define them and it can get a little difficult.” Well that’s the down part covered, but what about the whole ‘dirty’ aspect of Down & Dirty 2012? Will the bands be getting their grub on to keep, well, in theme? “(Laughs) I think we will always try to put on a filthy show when we play, with a bit of destruction which doesn’t always go down

too well...” he offers. “We have been known to damage equipment in the past, and we’ve made a few promoters unhappy with the way we conduct ourselves on stage,” he says. “It’s not our intention to go out on stage and hurt people but sometimes we get caught in the moment and those things can happen. There may be places we’re not allowed to come back to. I think Black Market didn’t go down too well...” A few months ago A Ghost Orchestra put forward a free download of their eponymous demo. In fact, after the dust settles after Down & Dirty, the band will begin a process of filtering their current catalogue of material into an album. “We’ve only got the three-tracked demo at the moment, but we’ve got plans to make a followup to that which will happen over the next 12 months. We’ve got enough material now, it’s just a matter of choosing the right tracks and which ones will fit the mould for an album.”

It’s always nice to hear of local boys starting to come good, even if they maintain a low profile at home. Local band The Loving Tongue have always enjoyed a small but solid local fanbase, and have often dazzled this listener with truly amazing guitar sounds that would have the likes of Jameses Page and Hendrix impressed. The band have continued to move towards a heavier basis, delving into the darker sides of the blues and right into metal territory, and though gigs at home are rarer than what they once were, the band is certainly turning heads overseas. So much so that they’ve been picked up by German metal label Killer Metal Records, with Temple Of Love being the first offering. The collection of tunes is very welcome and showcases a wide cross section of the band’s many talents, and includes a selection of tracks from the band’s

last two independent albums, Distant Dreams and Shadows Of Innocence. This is classic hard rock at its best, so break out the horns and enjoy plenty of gargantuan guitar solos, soaring vocals and fat heavy rhythms, and with many tunes breaching the seven-minute mark, there’s plenty of depth to enjoy. Blues forms the basis of the material, with the music flowing seamlessly along the same path as things like Zeppelin, Hendrix, Sabbath, Deep Purple and even The Darkness. Tunes like the rolling title-track opener Temple Of Love, tripping Lost Princess, grinding Queen Of The Night, epic Tears Of A Unicorn and manic Lady In Black hit all the right notes on an album packed with gems. I’m definitely impressed… ‘tis undoubtedly awesome stuff! Luke Balzan

WHAT: Down & Dirty 2012 WHO: Life Pilot, A Ghost Orchestra, Culprits, One In The Chamber, Statues (WA), Dylatov (WA) and Culprits (Vic) WHERE: Enigma Bar WHEN: Fri Aug 3 from 8pm

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The third instalment of Goodbye Galaxy is here and it’s set to be a cracker. Featuring GBG hosts Chapman Street, other acts throughout the night include St Morris Sinners, Leather Messiah and newcomers Escapism. It all happens Sat Aug 4 from 9.30pm with door entry on the night being just $5.

The Timbers’ Grace Residency Raucous folk four-piece The Timbers are bounding back onto the stage at one of our favourite music pubs, the Grace Emily Hotel. Every Friday night in August catch the band foot-stomping, thigh-slapping and bringing high energy entertainment for free with special guests like Banjo Jackson, Hills & Trains, Bearded Gypsy Band and Joe Man Murphy.

Adelaide Record Vinyl Fair After a roaring first run, the second Adelaide record vinyl fair is coming up this Sat Aug 4 and Sun Aug 5 at the Estonian Hall in North Adelaide. Featuring a wide and eclectic selection of vinyl records plus some of Adelaide’s newest music on vinyl and CD, there will be live DJs and an inhouse cafe. Head to 200 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide from 9am.

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The question of the month as voted by Chapel Lane Studios and Rip It Up Magazine, will win a free day recording in Chapel Lane Studios.


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