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Editor’s Note// Elsewhere for 3,326,408 minutes.* Give or take a second or two, that’s the elapsed time between Something For Kate’s last studio album, 2006’s Desert Lights, and this week’s release of Leave Your Soul To Science. These days bands break up and re-form in less time than it’s taken the Melbourne trio to dispense a new record, but they’ve not been idle during the discographic pause. The interim has been filled with babies, bars and Better Be Home Soon covers. After wrapping up touring the number one album Desert Lights, frontman Paul Dempsey set about writing and recording his first official solo album, Everything Is True, which was released to critical acclaim in 2009. Dempsey’s wife, Something For Kate bassist Stephanie Ashworth, gave birth to the couple’s first child Miller early last year, just before Dempsey went back on the road for the Finn tribute tour They Will Have Their Way. Nice timing, you nappy-dodging bastard. While it’s been a lengthy time between studio drinks for his band, drummer Clint Hyndman has been ensuring the hip chaps and dames of Chapel St haven’t been thirsty. As the hands-on owner of Yellowbird Café and The Woods Of Windsor, Hyndman’s had one hand on the beer tap and the other on the stereo. Now Something For Kate are back in business with Leave Your Soul To Science. As their cover photo shoot suggests, things are looking bright.
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Standing tall at Frome St’s Rhino Room on Sun Sep 30 when the Melbourne act launch a new single, Stand Tall, with help from Polographia as part of the venue’s Fourwords program.
Heading to town with The Zhivagos to launch Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart at Semaphore Workers Club on Sat Sep 29 and Thebarton’s Wheatsheaf Hotel from 4pm on Sun Sep 30.
See the songstress at Woodside’s Bird In Hand Winery on Sun Sep 30 in the winery’s salubrious Barrel Hall as part of her national tour.
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The ﬁnal event of OzAsia Festival taking place at Elder Pk from 3pm on Sun Sep 30 as a family-friendly, free entry aﬀair.
Catch the experimental, Chicago-based metal trio at Fowler’s Live on Sat Sep 29 with fellow Americans Eagle Twin.
Speeding along this week... KATIE NOONAN - Performing with classical guitarist Karin Schaupp at Hahndorf’s The White House to launch the duo’s new album, Songs Of The Southern Skies on Mon Oct 1.
THE RUBENS - Launching their selftitled album at the Governor Hindmarsh on Sat Sep 29 with help from the wonderful Bertie Blackman.
GUNBARREL HIGHWAY - Catch roots rockin’ Brisbane guy Justin Morrissey at Rundle St’s Exeter Hotel on Fri Sep 28.
EMMY BRYCE - See the Melbournebased indie darling at Grote St’s La Boheme on Sat Sep 29 at which she’ll be launching her new single, Hit The Ground.
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No Sleep ‘Til Beirut This Is Bat Country! Considering M83 blew the pants of thousands of dreamy hipsters at Laneway Festival in February, organisers have risen to the challenge of topping this year’s line-up in 2013. With third album The Haunted Man out next month, the enticing Bat For Lashes (the stage moniker of English songwriter Natasha Khan) leads the charge, with the bill also
including uber-cool New Yorkers MS MR, Melbourne electro soul charmer Chet Faker, Jersey boys Real Estate, British computer nerds Alt-J and many more ﬁne ﬁllies and strapping stallions. It all happens again at the Fowler’s Live and UniSA site on Fri Feb 8, so sign up to lanewayfestival.com.au now for presale details.
When Zach Condon was a teenager he had a rule – every night, he couldn’t go to bed until he had written a hook or melody that would raise the hairs on the back of his neck. Many years later, as he and a band of friends became best known by the name Beirut, his mix of worldly and indie sounds has raised those back-of-neckhairs for fans around the world. Beirut sold out last time they were in Australia – now they’ll share songs from their debut album Gulag Orkestar to last year’s The Rip Tide at a Harvest Festival sideshow on Mon Nov 12 at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Tickets: bass.net.au.
Short Skirt/ Long Jacket Cake were recently asked: if as a band you could be represented visually by any artist in the world – painter, sculptor, animator, ﬁlmmaker, anyone, who would it be? “The Matisse cut-outs are similar in style; roughly graceful and assertive, and ﬁnding balance on topsy-turvy ground. Then again, sometimes life on the road feels a lot like a Wes Anderson movie,” trumpet and keyboard player Vincent DiFiore replied. That’s to be expected from this crew. Get deadpan when Cake do a Harvest Festival sideshow on Tue Nov 13 at HQ. Tickets: venuetix.com.au and oztix.com.au.
Snorah No More? Gyp Hip Hooray It wasn’t that long ago that Gypsy & The Cat played their ﬁrst gig – 2010, in fact. Two years later and the Melbourne band have enjoyed success with their debut album Gilgamesh, toured everywhere from Japan’s Summersonic tour to the Big Day Out, Future Music Festival and Splendour
In The Grass, and headlined tours in Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium. Somehow they’ve found time to record the new album The Late Blue, with its ﬁrst single Sorry signalling what’s to come - dreamscape ballads with washed out melodies, driving tom-fuelled rock with danceﬂoor highs, lazy Nordic grooves with cascading Moogs and liquid tones. They’re on their last round of Australian shows before more international jaunts at HQ on Thu Nov 1. Tickets: moshtix. com.au and venuetix.com.au.
Norah Jones wasn‘t messing around when she called her new album Broken Hearts. It’s all about the stages of grief she passed through after breaking up with her boyfriend last year. So there’s a song about realising she’s going to leave her man, Good Morning, another about confronting him over a younger woman he’s seeing, She’s 22, and even one where she threatens to kill the lunch-cutter, Miriam. Ouch. All created with Danger Mouse, is this the album where she’ll shake oﬀ the ‘coﬀee shop singer’ tag? Find out when she plays Festival Theatre on Fri Feb 22. Tickets: bass.net.au.
Punk rock for sissies is not dead. Ben Folds, his baby grand, bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee have a new BEN FOLD FIVE release in The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind – their ﬁrst studio album in 13 years – and a Harvest Festival sideshow on Fri Nov 16 at Thebarton Theatre. Tickets: venuetix.com.au.
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Cliff’s Notes Ocean Motion Oceanics snap at the heels of the spiky end of Britpop. The four-piece from the Gold Coast began with year nine classmates Elliot Weston and Jackson Haswell jamming together for years before welcoming Andy Geisel and Tom
Steal Panther When’s the last time you woke up on a Sunday morning covered in sweat, glitter and hairspray and with your eyeliner down to your jawbone? Male, female, whatever, Hansel might have
Garnett into the fold and stepping out into the public arena. They’ve released two EPs – including Bright People earlier this year – and now have a new single to celebrate called The City. It’s all about being on the road and having a love interest playing on your mind – ﬁnd out just how lovelorn Oceanics are at the Governor Hindmarsh on Sat Oct 13 when The Salvadors launch their debut album.
you waking up just like that when they play the Cavern Club on North Tce on Sat Oct 13 for the Glam Junkies’ Sleaze Ball 2012 with Generation Swine, Lovecream and Laced In Lust. Hansel are all about rabid glam rock energy that leaves a glimmering stain on the rock‘n’roll soul. Get out your snakeskin and leopard print in preparation for their hair metal tunes.
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Brown Eyed Blues Here’s a little Ben Harper fact: his dad was a writer and used to write on paper plates because he liked the way they stacked nicely. Harper told Rip It Up last week that he had his own idiosyncrasies, like meticulously arranging his wardrobe by colour. Harper will have to give the colour wheel a miss for a little while when he plays Bluesfest at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Shire, from Thu Mar 28 to Mon Apr 1. Harper and his band will be joined by Santana (pictured), Iggy & The Stooges (on their ﬁnal tour), Chris Isaak, Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Glen Hansard with The Frames, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and more. Keep an eye out for more announcements in coming weeks and get tickets from bluesfest.com.au.
1. Sir Cliﬀ Richard OBE has sold more than 250 million records over a 54-year career. 2. He was born Harry Rodger Webb in in Lucknow, India in 1940. 3. His hits include Living Doll, On The Beach, Summer Holiday, Wired For Sound and All My Love. 4. He’s a celi-brity. He claims to have been celibate since 1966 when he announced his conversion to Christianity. 5. He’s still Reelin’ And A-Rockin’ at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Thu Feb 21. Tickets: ticketek.com.au.
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY have been enjoying some radio love recently for their new single Sharp Shooter. All the beloved pop hooks from their debut album Escapades are back better than ever – hear them when the kids play Jive on Sat Nov 10.
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The Sound Of Science While the arrival of a firstborn often finds new parents making Edvard Munch faces thanks to obliterated sleep patterns, trust the analytically-minded Paul Dempsey to offer a different take on his circadian disturbance. Since bassist wife Stephanie Ashworth gave birth to the couple’s son Miller last year, the Something For Kate frontman has been taking advantage of his twilight hours. onditioned to awake despite oneyear-old Miller now generally sleeping soundly, Dempsey uses the quiet time to make his way through tomes by David Foster Wallace, Lawrence Krauss and Raymond Carver. “At this point in time the baby’s actually sleeping ﬁne but I’m still waking up anyway – I’ve programmed myself to wake up and make sure he’s okay,” Dempsey explains. “What it means for me is that I now have all this reading time. I’m kind of almost happy when I wake up at 3am and the house is quiet – I get a few hours of reading in peace. Our sleep patterns have changed dramatically and I don’t quite get the quality sleep that I used to, but that’s ﬁne – it’s all worth it.” With the help of drummer Clint Hyndman, Dempsey and Ashworth are now preparing to bring another baby into the world: Something For Kate’s sixth album Leave Your Soul To Science. The band’s ﬁrst studio release since 2006’s Desert Lights, the album ﬁnds Dempsey drawing on his two years spent living in New York. Teetering share markets, apocalyptic prophecies and citizens clinging to misguided spiritual convictions have all ﬁltered into Leave Your Soul To Science’s heady lyrical patchwork. Dempsey ﬁnds America’s prepper
phenomenon, where groups strategically ready themselves for an imminent social collapse or biblical apocalypse, particularly staggering. “That whole thing is interesting to watch and slightly amusing, but then it becomes worrying as to how many people can get sucked into stuﬀ. It’s amazing that those popular beliefs can whip people into a frenzy. I don’t know if you remember, but sometime last year there was an American pastor [Harold Camping] with a radio show who had calculated the end of the world date. It was when I was living in the US and touring around, so it was really incredible to see there were people who had literally sold all their possessions and homes and had put all their money into buying big trucks, decking them out with speakers and then driving through the streets of New York, Philadelphia or Boston blasting this message there were only a few days left. The moment passed and instead of these people going, ‘Oh shit – we’ve been duped’ they instead said, ‘Oh, we got the maths wrong’. The Earth won’t be around forever, but not because some vengeful god is going to turn the lights out.” Dempsey’s conﬁdence in science leaves little room for beliefs in more ethereal constructs such as the afterlife, the supernatural or higher levels of consciousness. “Put it this way: I would love to see convincing evidence of any of the things you’ve mentioned and would be the ﬁrst in line, but I’m waiting for someone to present the extraordinary evidence to back up their extraordinary claims.” As a band always partial to a cover or two, special editions of Leave Your Soul To Science include a bonus disc featuring Something For Kate takes on Sam Brown’s Stop, World Party’s Ship Of Fools and David Bowie’s Let’s Dance. With Something For Kate earning the support slot on the Australian leg of Bowie’s ﬁnal world tour in 2004, Dempsey feels proud
to have shared a stage with the rock icon before he retreated from public life. “It was absolutely incredible, deﬁnitely one of the highlights of our career for sure,” the songwriter says. “It’s still a bit surreal. When a Bowie song comes on the radio you suddenly realise that you’ve hung out with that guy. There were no separate areas backstage – we were all made to feel like we could hang out and go anywhere and everyone would sit around and eat and chat. He is a surprisingly casual, easy-going guy. He would stand around and talk to you for half an hour in jeans and a T-shirt and you’d just forget who you were talking to. It was only after he’d walked oﬀ you’d suddenly think, ‘Hang on! I was just speaking with David Bowie!’ He just puts you at ease.”
“It becomes worrying as to how many people can get sucked into stories about an imminent apocalypse. The Earth won’t be around forever, but not because some vengeful god is going to turn the lights out.” A darkly comic take on the Global Financial Crisis, new song This Economy features a banker unable to ﬁnd solace in selfhelp books or his collection of Easter Island souvenirs. Although Dempsey hasn’t been to the isolated Paciﬁc island, he ﬁnds stories of its earliest inhabitants intriguing. “I haven’t been there and I certainly think it would be fascinating, but I guess that line is alluding to the idea that someone is both wealthy enough to have souvenirs from Easter Island but potentially not smart enough to recognise the irony that their civilisation collapsed due to
In His Own Write In a tradition dating back to the 1990s, Paul Dempsey’s memorable handwritten scrawl remains the font of choice for Something For Kate releases. Has there ever been an effort to make ‘The Dempsey’ a patented font? “On one of our earlier albums a graphic designer asked me to write out an alphabet so that he wouldn’t have to bother me about writing everything out while he was putting the artwork together, but it didn’t look right. Whenever you see my writing, I have actually written those words out. I don’t think it has changed much over the years though – it’s still just the usual messy handwriting.”
environmental mismanagement.” Who would have thought that cutting down every tree makes it diﬃcult for a civilisation to ﬂourish? “There would have been a moment when they knew they were cutting down the last tree,” a baﬄed Dempsey notes. “There’s a great book called Collapse by Jared Diamond and he talks about that amazing moment on Easter Island when they were cutting down the last trees and they would have been aware – since all around it was treeless – and yet they were so determined to use the wood. It’s amazing to think about that – standing on the precipice of something and knowing that if you don’t do something or change course, it could be the end of everything.” A book about the very last tree being cut down in the name of industry? That sounds like a version of Dr Seuss’ The Lorax. “Well,” Dempsey laughs. “I guess that’s the fable version.” WHO: Something For Kate WHAT: Leave Your Soul To Science (EMI) WHERE: The Governor Hindmarsh WHEN: Fri Oct 26
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Interviews// Eat To The Beat For a quarter of a century, Cannibal Corpse have been synonymous with death metal – that vicious and vile subsect of metal that delves into the darkest recesses of our minds and draws forth all that’s disturbing about humanity. arlier this year the Buﬀalo, New York quintet launched album number 12, Torture, the latest in an unbroken string of releases every two or three years. Some bands have taken breaks, but Cannibal Corpse have powered through, undoubtedly due to the constant presence of Paul Mazurkiewicz and Alex Webster; the rhythm section and remaining founders of the band. A quick appraisal of the song titles on the back of an album is a glimpse into the lyrical content within. Previous
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albums have featured glorious descriptors like Hammer Smashed Face and Meat Hook Sodomy, and Torture has its share, including some unique material. “I think that the lyrics for Scourge Of Iron are fairly diﬀerent for us,” Webster says of the new track. “It’s a literal description of Hell, which is a little diﬀerent from our other songs, which are usually more gore/splatter.” The rest of the album’s pretty straight up, according to Mazurkiewicz. “We don’t stray from our formula so it contains the usual subjects of murder, death and, of course, zombies! I’m really happy how Followed Home Then Killed turned out - a cool story about a stalker.” The band recorded Torture with producer Erik Rutan at Sonic Ranch in Texas, miles from his Florid-based Mana Studios where they completed a couple of previous albums. “The isolation at Sonic Ranch gives you a lot of time to focus on the project at hand. It’s a residential studio, meaning you live there during the recording,” Webster explains. “For the entire time you’re there you can be totally immersed in the project you’re working on. I like that, but it’s certainly not for everybody. Some people prefer to work for a few hours and then go home or to a
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Necrotic Advisory Often labelled by censorship campaigners the ‘most offensive metal band in the world’, here are eight of Cannibal Corpse’s most boundary-pushing (albeit creatively violent) song titles. Necropedophile Post Mortal Ejaculation Force Fed Broken Glass Blowtorch Slaughter Hacksaw Decapitation Mutation Of The Cadaver Frantic Disembowelment Blunt Force Castration
hotel, which is the case at non-residential studios. For me, I prefer the distraction-free environment of a residential studio like Sonic Ranch.” It’s hard to describe a Cannibal Corpse show to someone who hasn’t experienced one. Plenty of bands play complicated, extreme music and lots of bands can churn out said music note-perfectly in front of a live audience, but few bands have mastered the delivery quite like Cannibal Corpse. According to Webster, it takes a lot of hard work. “Even when we are not preparing for a tour we meet four days a week to practice for two to three hours together each session. That way we are ready to play at a moment’s notice, 365 days a year.” The result is a show that pummels the senses and leaves fans eagerly awaiting the band’s next visit. They’re not a band to skimp on the classics in order to highlight a new release either, so fans aren’t left wanting after an hour-plus Cannibal Corpse set. “Hammer Smashed Face and Stripped, Raped And Strangled are a couple of the biggest of the older stuﬀ,” Webster says. “Make Them Suﬀer and Evisceration Plague are extremely popular as far as the newer stuﬀ goes. But really, the fans seem to enjoy the whole set.” We’ve grown accustomed to Cannibal Corpse records on our shelves here in Australia, but it hasn’t always been a comfortable relationship. A few of us remember a time in the ‘90s when we couldn’t get our ﬁll of gore-drenched Corpse releases, thanks to Australian censors. Those days have passed, and Torture also sees the band return with a fully painted morbid cover after two releases that seemed to have toned back on the drawn-and-quartered corpses and entrails spewing forth. The cover art by Vincent Locke is in some ways as powerful as the music within. It deﬁnitely sets up our expectations and for many it’s the ﬁrst thing that pops into our minds when we hear the name Cannibal Corpse. “I think that having quality packaging/artwork for your CD deﬁnitely creates an incentive for fans to buy the physical version rather than download it,” Webster emphasises. “I think that metal fans in general like to collect the physical versions of their favourite bands’ releases, so we are surely not the only band who beneﬁts from this. All metal bands should be grateful to have such loyal fans that have such interest in their releases.” WHO: Cannibal Corpse WHAT: Torture (Metal Blade) WHERE: Fowler’s Live (with Disentomb and Entrails Eradicated) WHEN: Thu Oct 4
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Semaphore Music Festival Semaphore Music Festival returns for the eighth time to the picturesque beachside suburb from Fri Sep 29 until Mon Oct 1. It will once again feature national acts alongside a plethora of local talent, as well as featuring many free events including three open-air concerts on the foreshore. elbourne’s Sarah Carroll and Marcel Borrack are heading over to the boutique festival, while former local musician but now Melbourne-based artist Charles Jenkins is using the four-day event to launch his latest album, Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart, with his band The Zhivagos.
David Bridie, pianist and singer with Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake, is also coming to Semaphore Music Festival to perform at a free foreshore concert on Sun Sep 31 with indigenous artist Frank Yamma, as well as undertaking a solo show at Lickerish on Semaphore Rd later that same evening. Bridie will also be taking part in Semaphore Songwriter Sessions from 2pm on Mon Oct 1. “The festival sounds really good,” Bridie says, “and I’m looking forward to my solo show because I’ll be playing some new material, some old Not Drowning Waving stuﬀ and some Chocolate Cake stuﬀ along with some solo stuﬀ. And immediately after the festival I’ll really start working on a new solo record because I’ve just ﬁnished setting up a little studio at home. And it’s turned into a nice, creative space. I’ve got a grand piano in there and a pump organ as well as some other knick-knacks.
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Sing For Me Countryman David Bridie and Frank Yamma, who will be performing together at Semaphore Music Festival during one of the free foreshore concerts, have recently returned from Europe. “We had a great tour,” Bridie says. “We played WOMAD in the UK, took part in an event at the Olympics, went over to Ireland and also played Bled Castle in Slovenia. It’s a big castle above a lake – it’s quite astonishing – and then we played in the city square of Nemska Vas na Blokah up in the north east which is up by the Hungarian border. And they really liked Frank there.” Yamma sold out of his Countryman album while touring overseas. “So we are working up to record a new one sometime next year,” Bridie reveals. “I’ll get my record out of the way first and then we’ll start work on Frank’s next one.”
“So I have a whole lot of ideas ﬂoating around in my head and lots of thoughts about which way to take it, although I’m really homing in on that as time moves on,” he continues. “I guess I’m just trying to grapple with all that at the moment, but it’s all part of the artistic process. And it’ll be a fairly stripped-back album and I’ve already been over to New Zealand to record some drum parts with Michael Barker, who has a studio on the banks of Lake Rotorua. “I’ve also been up to Taralga to work with Brett Doig, an Adelaide boy [who used to work with The Audreys as their live sound engineer], who has a really calm studio presence. Brett works in a really easy-going kind of way.” Bridie recently put together the soundtrack for the ABC television series The Straits. “I was really happy with how that turned out,” he says. “I was really happy with the score I wrote as well as the songs from some of the Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea artists included on the soundtrack. It was a good way for amazing people like Mogu, Ngaire, Albert David, Maupower and Seaman Dan, who has just put out a beautiful record of Nat ‘King’ Cole’s songs performed islander style, to get their music heard. “And The Straits was a great story because no one else in the world has stories like that. It’s the kind of television show that’s unique to Australia in that way,” he suggests. “So it was a great project to be involved with.” Bridie, who has been involved in many soundtracks over the years, says there is more of that work slated for 2013, although he’s trying not to think too much about it at present. “I’m just trying to concentrate on recording a new album at the moment,” he states. “It’s taking all my energies but playing some of the new songs at Semaphore Music Festival will be good to see how they work. “I have about 30 new ones at the moment, so I have to work out the arrangements and whittle them down to a more manageable number.” WHAT: Semaphore Music Festival WHERE: Various Semaphore venues (see semaphoremusicfestival.com for details) WHEN: Fri Sep 29 until Mon Oct 1
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Shortland’s Treat Cate Shortland, co-writer and director of Lore, is in Sydney for the following interview, and begins by surprisingly stating the claim many are making that this is her first film since 2004’s Somersault is essentially true. Yes, I think you could rightly say that. The Silence is actually a TV mini-series... And I didn’t generate the project: when I’m hired for TV [like when she also contributed to The Slap] then I’m really working as part of a team… But when I work on a feature then I’m more in the ﬁring-line.” The ﬁlm captures title character Lore (AKA Hannelore) and her German siblings escaping from the Allies during WWII and attempting to make their way to relatives
on the north-western coast. “I co-adapted Rachel Seiﬀert’s novel The Dark Room with an Indian/German/ English writer, Robin Mukherjee,” Shortland says, “and we worked on it for about two years, and then I worked on it on my own for a couple of years. I just loved the mixture of the incredibly intimate story, with this character in serious turmoil, set against such big questions of history. And I’d never seen it done in this way before, where you start with a really small story about this one girl and then suddenly she’s thrown into this world where she has to deal with the fact that her father is a war criminal, and that her whole society is being ripped apart. The ideology she believes in is no longer relevant… It was a very exciting project to be a part of, and also very scary for me as I’d never done anything like this.” How was screen newcomer Saskia Rosendahl selected to play Lore?
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Hot Corn Dog Cate Shortland shares her thoughts on her breakthrough 2004 film Somersault, which introduced Abbie Cornish to the masses. “If it had an effect, a really lasting effect, then that’s just wonderful. I do still meet people who have seen it and say that they love it… It’s great, as that’s why we make movies and we all do many of the things that we do: we want people to engage with our ideas. That’s really the best thing that you can ask for... And Abbie Cornish is such a great actor, and I’m so happy for her. She has such presence - even in a movie like Madonna’s WE.”
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“She was cast in the very last week of casting. We looked for six weeks but we couldn’t ﬁnd the right girl, and then, on the very last day, we had about six girls in and we did an all-day workshop, and Saskia was one of those girls. Thank God we found her, as she did an incredible job! She’s very intelligent, and a classically-trained dancer too, and so, so brave, and she never judged Lore…” And what about working with the child actors who play Lore’s younger brothers and sister? “We had to use a dramaturge on the set, because they don’t speak English. They were great, but it was also a challenge, as we ended up having to shoot for nine weeks as they could only work for four hours a day.” Shortland was also very aware that the ﬁlm was going to stir up controversy, as Lore believes in Nazi ideals and therefore can’t help but behave in an anti-Semitic fashion early in the ﬁlm. “The whole time we were making this I was conscious of that. I’m Jewish, my husband’s family are German Jews, and the whole time I was making the ﬁlm it was history but also very personal. We were walking a tightrope… I never wanted to ask for sympathy for Lore, or any sort of empathy with her character, but I did want to leave enough space around her to let the audience decide for themselves. Can a 14-year-old girl be blamed, or be guilty of, her society’s actions? What does it mean to wake up one morning thinking that your father’s a war hero and then, a week later, to suddenly realise that your father’s a murderer?” And what about scenes where people discuss just-released (and now all-too-familiar) photos of concentration camps and insist that they must be fakes? “You turn a blind eye to things that you can’t deal with, of course. And it still happens today: there are people oﬀ our shores on boats that are sinking, and we carry on our lives as they’re dying, and we say that we’re powerless to do anything about it… And the ﬁlm is also about denial: when a regime falls, everyone who’s been a part of it will try to distance themselves as much as possible… But also, having lived in Germany, I can say that no one has interrogated their history as much as the Germans, and they’ve done it far more than Australians have.”
WHAT: Lore WHERE: Selected cinemas WHEN: Now screening
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INCOMING WHO: SAMPOLOGY WHAT: AROUND THE GLOBE DJ TOUR WHERE: THE PROJ3CTS WHEN: THU OCT 25 Sampology is back after he blew us away with his Super Visual Apocalypse tour this year (as well as a huge performance at Splendour In The Grass 2012). To celebrate the second single, Around The Globe, from his debut album Doomsday Deluxe, Sampology is taking off on a 14-date DJ tour of both Australia and New Zealand over October and November. Featuring UK vocal don Serocee, Around The Globe is a jungle/D&B future-hit which also comes with a selection of remixes from New Zealand’s Dan Aux, Sydney’s Spenda C and Wordlife, as well as a Fela Kuti sampled mix from Auckland/Berlin’s Scratch 22. Around The Globe is officially out on Fri Oct 19.
BOYS NOIZE ALBUM GIVEAWAY With two albums already under his belt – 2007’s Oi Oi Oi and 2009’s Power – Boys Noize is now set to release his third full-length, Out Of The Black. With a title inspired by the fact he only makes music at night, the new album
manages to bridge the gap between his previous two efforts, consisting of both the in-your-face electro bang of classic Boys Noize on tracks like What You Want, Rocky 2 and XTC, alongside more melodic numbers like Ich R U and Reality. The album version, released on label Pod, also features hip hop legend Snoop ‘Lion’ Dogg on Got It as well as bonus tracks Ich Jack and Yeah. Onion has three copies of Out Of The Black up for grabs, so head to onion.com.au and enter your details in the comp.
WHO: KYLE HALL WHERE: CUCKOO BAR WHEN: SAT SEP 29 At age 19, Kyle Hall is the new wave of Detroit electronic music, having been involved in the scene since a wee 11-year-old. After local legend DJ Raybone Jones taught him to spin, Hall was mentored by the likes of Rick Wilhite and Mike Huckaby, getting his first big break at 16 when releasing his debut record through Omar-S’ FXHE label. With releases on imprints as diverse as Warp, Clone Records and Hypercolor, Hall is just as well known for his skills behind the decks, having played world-class clubs like Fabric (London), Panorama Bar (Berlin) and Circo Loco @ DC 10 (Ibiza). Check him out at Cuckoo this month, with supports on the night including The Carter Bros and HMC. WHO: NICKY ROMERO WHAT: BIG DAY OUT SIDESHOW WHERE: APPLE BAR WHEN: THU JAN 24
CHUGG ENTERTAINMENT TO BRING LIGHTS ALL NIGHT FESTIVAL TO AUSTRALIA Promoter Michael Chugg will branch out into the dance festival market next year by bringing Lights All Night to Australia. The Dallas-based event is staged by Highland Entertainment over the New Year’s period, with this year’s line-up including Tiesto, Avicii, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and Axwell. Michael Chugg has said that the event is looking likely to happen in our part of the world sometime in the first four months of 2013, while Chugg Entertainment CEO,
Matthew Lazarus-Hall, has confirmed the announcement by telling themusic.com, “We’re all really excited about this new venture to bring Lights All Night to our shores. It’s a new territory for us, delving into the electronic scene, but it’s a great concept and we feel it’ll work really well in Australia.” Currently Chugg Entertainment is responsible for bringing artists like Coldplay, Keith Urban, Elton John and Kelly Clarkson to Australia.
CALENDAR 28/9: Paul Oakenfold (HQ) 29/9: Kyle Hall (Cuckoo Bar) 29/9: MOS feat Goodwill & Chardy (HQ) 29/9: Das EFX, Black Sheep, Tony Touch (Higher Ground) 30/9: Rebecca & Fiona (HQ) 30/9: Funkagenda (White Rabbit) 30/9: Bombs Away! (HQ) 1/10: Ferrry Corsten (HQ) 7/10: Parklife (Botanic Pk) 12/10: Monkey Safari (White Rabbit)
Adelaide will have the chance to catch Nicky Romero twice when he plays both the Big Day Out Festival as well as a separate sideshow at Apple Bar on Thu Jan 24. Romero has been one of the fastest-rising stars in EDM over the last year, starting with the 2012 track Toulouse, which became a mainstay on the Beatport Top 10 Chart for a significant period of time. This year has also seen Romero take out the MTV EDM Artist To Watch accolade, while he’s also landed himself a residency alongside David Guetta at Ibiza over the summer season. Romero is currently one of the most in-demand DJ/producers, hooking up with big names like Fedde Le Grand, Avicii, Hardwell, Zedd and will also feature on Calvin Harris’ upcoming album 18 Months.
WHO: HEATBEAT WHERE: MARBLE BAR WHEN: FRI OCT 19
12/10: Big Daddy Kane (HQ) 13/10: Seth Sentry (Fowler’s) 19/10: Heatbeat (Marble Bar) 25/10: Sampology (The Proj3cts) 16/11: Boyz II Men (Thebarton Theatre) 27/11: Nicki Minaj (Entertainment Centre) 9/12: JLO (Entertainment Centre) 31/12: Mathew Jonson (Cuckoo Bar) 24/1/2013: Nicky Romero (Apple Bar) 26/1: Above & Beyond (Entertainment Centre)
Argentinean trance duo Heatbeat are making their maiden voyage to Australia next month for a series of exclusive club shows, including Adelaide’s Marble Bar on Fri Oct 19. They’ve had a big year so far thanks to their hit Rocket Monster, which reached the number one spot on the Beatport charts, while you might also know them for tracks like Chow Mein and Extra Bacon (both released on Armin van Buuren’s Armada imprint). While mostly known for their trance sound, Heatbeat also combine traces of electro in their live sets as well as many other genres including various Spanish-style note sections. The last five years have earned them a solid reputation around the world so check them out at Marble Bar when they make their first appearance in Adelaide.
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Even on first listen, you just know Urthboy’s new album Smokey’s Haunt is gonna go on to do huge things for the MC/ Elefant Traks label honcho. Although it contains the pretty-much-standard 12 tracks (featuring a number of guests like Daniel Merriweather, Alex Burnett, Bobby Flynn, Jayne Tyrrell, Jimblah, Solo, Texture Like Sun, Ev Jones and Adelaide’s own Delta), by the time you’re done listening to Smokey’s Haunt you’re left feeling like you’ve just got off a rollercoaster. Tim Levinson’s knack for storytelling is second-to-none as he weaves powerful tales inspired by real-life events and backed by incredible production courtesy Hermitude and Countbounce (The Big Sleep being a standout). The album also comes with a 28-page booklet featuring notes and background stories for each of the tracks, and it really must be listened to from start to finish in order to be experienced as a whole. This is Oz hip hop at its best.
Inspired by his nocturnal ways, word has it that Alexander Ridha pieced together his latest album Out Of The Black entirely by night while the rest of the world slept. Judging from the aggressive, schizophrenic brand of electro on offer, many coffees were clearly involved. It’s pretty much everything Boys Noize fans have come to love and expect of the German heavyweight – mostly he sticks to his usual Robotron sounds on tracks like What You Want, Ich R U and Rocky 2, but it becomes obvious that Ridha is expanding his stylistic arsenal by injecting other genres into his brand of epileptic electro (check out Circus Full Of Clowns, Touch It and XTC). Snoop Dogg even makes a guest appearance on last track, Got It, but it’s the only collab you’ll find on Out Of The Black which generally features more melody than any of Ridha’s previous albums, yet still maintains the rough and raw Boys Noize trademark.
It’s all good to jump on the ‘80s electro bandwagon – but if you haven’t got the imagination or the hooks, you ain’t gonna get much further than that. Sadly, that’s the case for Amanda Warner, whose hotly-anticipated debut Feed Me Diamonds somewhat disappoints, especially after her contribution (and launching pad moment) on Mark Ronson’s 2010 single Bang Bang Bang. And although at times Warner successfully channels the likes of Robyn (check out Fall In Love With The Enemy) and actually manages to make Feed Me Diamonds heavy on the lyrics, it mostly just sounds done-to-death and recycled. There’s nothing new here that all the other electro pop princesses haven’t done already and originality definitely isn’t Warner’s strength. Still, given that it’s her first full-length, there may be hope yet.
Solid just doesn’t quite cut it anymore for a commercial mix, especially a Fabric outing. With Resident Advisor, XLR8R, Fact Mag and co delivering quality free mixes on a weekly basis, for Fabric, Balance, Berghain, Watergate etc to continue they’ve got to continually deliver something special. Moon Harbour boss Matthias Tanzmann can only be described as solid with his deep and tech-house outing. Containing just 12 tracks - which is fine if the tunes are great and the journey is adventurous - Tanzmann just doesn’t deliver anything outstanding. It gets off to a brooding, deep house start before Tanzmann’s own Konoa injects some life into the mix before settling into a predictable tech-house trot with the Philip Bader remix of Guido Schneider and Florian Schirmacher’s In the Toilette a highlight. Fabric 65 is comfortably numb.
with Nina Bertok
WHO: SEBASTIEN TELLIER WHAT: MY GOD IS BLUE IS OUT THROUGH WARNER
FERRY CORSTEN TIËSTO MAY HAVE CHRISTENED THE HYBRID OF TRANCE AND HOUSE ‘TROUSE’, BUT HIS PAL FERRY CORSTEN PIONEERED IT BACK IN 2002 WITH THE CROSSOVER HIT PUNK.
“I like to think of trouse as ‘hance’ – honestly!” Corsten quips. “It’s house with trance, not trance with house.” The Rotterdam native built his rep in the trance underground. He’s still feted for his System F project, Out Of The Blue a classic. He’d establish his own name with several ‘artist’ albums. Corsten has also remixed major pop acts, lately Justin Bieber’s dubstep Just As Long As You Love Me. The DJ/producer is returning to Australia with a fresh concept that will appeal to fans of hance, trance and house. Full On..., Hosted By Ferry Corsten involves him interacting with other DJs – in this case Swedish houser Zoo Brazil and US trancemeister Shogun. “I’m sorta like the glue,” Corsten says. They all play solo sets and, in between, tag team. “It is more like a concert show, in a way. It comes with a full production – custom-built visuals and everything. But what makes it really nice is that I think as a clubber at the Full On event you really feel that you’re part of a big family and it’s not just the crowd’s on the one side and the DJs on the other. It’s all together, really. Even among the DJs, we all play together, basically.” The Dutch trance contingent have upped the ante for DJs everywhere with stadium shows, Corsten conceding that it’s now competitive. “I just look around and I see what’s missing sometimes or what I would do in certain situations.” In developing Full On, he realised that, Swedish House Mafia aside, the communal feeling was missing in EDM. “All the DJs are so on their own islands – this is my performance and this is me.”
Corsten dropped a fourth album in February. WKND is, he says, “sort of like house-meets-trance – it’s very melodic but in general it’s a little slower”. The fusionist has worked more with singers, the best known of them Armand van Helden collaborator Duane Harden. (It’s not the first time he’s hired vocalists – Corsten teamed up with the late Guru on 2006’s LEF LP.) The Dutchman admits that he wants to “reach a wider audience,” though not necessarily via commercial radio play. “It’s just a new thing for me again.” Corsten’s desire to try new things has often raised the ire of trance purists – especially when he aired Punk (recently remixed by Russian Corsten fave Arty). “I did get a lot of stick for that – ‘How can you do this to your trance fans? We want your Gouryella [his gig with Tiësto] and System F sound!’... Yeah, that’s 12 years ago, guys, I grew up as well. You move on. I do those things not always having in mind that I wanna be innovative or anything – that doesn’t really come up in my head. It’s more like, ‘Okay, I’ve been doing this and this already for a while and I need to inspire myself and trigger myself into something new’, just so I’m in the studio again really excited about something. I’m the type of person who, if I do something over and over again, I get really bored and I go numb. So I need a change for myself in order to stay enthusiastic in the studio. I know that some of my fans really want to keep me there in this glass box – like, ‘Okay, this is how we know you and this is how we want to keep you’. But, if I do that, I’ll die.” Luckily, the haters usually come around once they’ve familiarised themselves with something. Corsten copped it with 2011’s “very housey” single Check It Out, but today it’s one of the tracks that goes down best in his sets. “It’s a funny sort of psychological thing that people have to go through, I guess – and myself included!”
VITAL STATISTICS. WHO: FERRY CORSTEN WHAT: FULL ON FERRY TOUR WHERE: HQ WHEN: MON OCT 1
SEBASTIEN TELLIER ARTISTS REINVENT THEMSELVES ALL THE TIME – BUT NOT LIKE SEBASTIEN TELLIER, THEY DON’T. FOUR ALBUMS INTO HIS CAREER AND THE QUIRKY FRENCHMAN HAS UNDERGONE A COMPLETE MAKEOVER, RETURNING IN 2012 AS A MUCH LESS LIBIDINOUS AND MUCH MORE SPIRITUAL REINCARNATION. ‘CAUSE THAT’S JUST HOW HE ROLLS, TELLIER EXPLAINS. “Between every album, I’ve been such a different guy,” he claims in a heavy French accent. “I don’t want to make a new record if I’ve got nothing new to say. In that time I also learned the secret to doing this. You have to change completely. So I was thinking, ‘Okay, well it’s impossible to escape my own genetic jail but I can change things on the outside’. I changed my clothes, I changed my car, I changed my instruments, my computer and everything else around me. Through this change, I changed myself, step by step, and now I am a very different person on this album [My God Is Blue].” And while this process of transformation was necessary to make a record as eclectic and oddball as Tellier’s new orchestral/disco-funk offering, it also provided the perfect excuse to go on a shopping spree... “Oh yeah, and I also just like shopping for new clothes!” he laughs. “But really, I am just a person who gets bored very quickly, so for me, I have to make sure that I am always changing - even if it’s not to do with music. I love a good lifestyle, I love new clothes, I love cars, and so it’s a pleasure for me.” When it came to actually manifesting the album he had hoped to make the fourth time around, Tellier explains how the concept behind My God Is Blue
BROOKLYN’S ST LUCIA MAY NOT BE THE BIGGEST ACT ON THE PARKLIFE 2012 BILL BUT, GAUGING BY THE BLOGS, JEAN-PHILIP GROBLER’S ELECTRO-POP OUTFIT COULD BE THE ‘NEXT BIG THING’.
VITAL STATISTICS. WHO: ST LUCIA WHAT: PARKLIFE WHERE: BOTANIC PARK WHEN: SUN OCT 7
The singer (and guitarist), originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, was destined for a music career. He attended the world-famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School. “It was awesome,” Grobler recalls. “Obviously, at the time, when I first went there, I was 10, so I was still definitely very much a kid. It was amazing because it was right in the middle of rural South Africa in the mountains. It was this fairytale childhood where you were in the middle of nature and you could go down to the river and build mud huts and chase groundhogs – just crazy stuff like that. But then as I got a little bit older, into my early teens, it was frustrating because of the lack of female attention – apart
from when we played shows, because then there was more female attention. But it was great.” In fact, the choir toured Australia (well, Perth). The now Radiohead fan went on to study music in Liverpool, England. So how did Grobler end up in the hipster hub of Brooklyn, New York? “It’s a completely random story,” he starts. Post-college, Grobler was tossing up between returning to South Africa or going to London “and trying to make it in a band”. Then he received an offer from the boyfriend of his keyboardist girlfriend Patricia Beranek’s sister to go to NY and compose jingles. Grobler said yes. “It’s funny because NY was never somewhere I wanted to end up.” After three years he’d accrued enough gear from his earnings to quit. Along the way, Grobler moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn (fellow Parklifers Chairlift hail from the same neighbourhood). Earlier this year his project, St Lucia, having first aired the single The Old House Is Gone, issued an eponymous EP on Neon Gold Records. He’s just released September. The singer songwriter is putting a fresh spin on OTT ‘80s (synth) pop. Ironic, yes? “I’m not consciously trying to develop my sound into some direction that I think is clever or anything. I’m just trying to follow what feels right to me. The EP developed out of just me rediscovering some of the music from my roots that I rejected for a long time because other people thought it was cheesy – like Phil Collins
came to him in a rather bizarre and surreal way. Two words: mushroom, potion. “I knew I wanted to make an album about God, but I didn’t know how,” he recalls. “So I went to Los Angeles to see a shaman and he gave me a magic potion. When I drank it, I went into a magical dream which was so fantastic because it was a blue dream. I felt so close to God and everything was blue – the sensations, the sounds – everything I needed to understand and all the solutions to life’s problems were there. When I came back to Paris, I started playing my piano and songs about God and that blue dream came out. I don’t know what it was in that potion – it was called a dream potion and it tasted very disgusting, it was painful for the stomach – but I imagine that it was something like mushrooms.” Reputed producer and Ed Banger stalwart, Mr Flash, perfectly complemented the entire process and ‘got’ the concept from the get-go, according to Tellier. It was a rare meeting of like-minded souls and something Tellier claims he would be tempted to repeat despite his penchant for transformation... “Mr Flash gave light and dark to the music. For example, I would explain a song to him and describe how I wanted it to sound and he would try to imagine that in his head. Then he would ask me, ‘Okay, but is it happening during the morning, the noon or night-time?’. If it was in the morning or in the day, then the mood would be very light and if it was during the night in my mind, then it was very moody and cool. That’s why you sometimes get sunshine on the album and sometimes you get the rain. To me, Mr Flash brought a huge contribution because it wouldn’t have as much feeling like it does now.”
or whatever... I think naturally what will happen is the new music that I’m listening to now and other old stuff that I’m rediscovering will work its way into my music.” Collins is routinely slagged off today, but for Grobler he represents a decade when pop had “a fearlessness” (and Kanye West digs him too). “People felt like anything was possible in music.” The big money facilitated that, Grobler notes wryly. He loves that ‘80s musos like Collins did “crazy things”. However, Grobler is into contemporary pop, name-checking an unlikely act. “I really like the Carly Rae Jepsen song Call Me Maybe – I just think it’s a good pop song,” he says. “You can be derivative, it doesn’t really matter that much – there will always be derivative artists. What’s more important is the song.” St Lucia’s album, with production from former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha, will drop early next year. In the meantime, Grobler is bringing his band to Parklife (ahead of North American dates supporting the huge Two Door Cinema Club!). “I play with three really great musicians and then my girlfriend Patricia on the keys and so we have a full show – it’s not just like me on a laptop or anything. I would say it’s quite an exciting show. Hopefully, we will be able to have a sax player with us as well.”
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Tour Guide/ THU SEP 27
FRI OCT 19
SHIHAD (NZ/Vic) & MONEY FOR ROPE (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh EIFFEL 65 & N-TRANCE @ HQ EL GAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO (Puerto Rico) @ Thebarton Theatre
MNEMIC (Denmark) @ Enigma Bar CARMEN SMITH & DIANA ROUVAS @ Norwood Live DAMN TERRAN (Vic) & BAD/ DREEMS @ Rocket Bar HORSELL COMMON (Vic) @ Black Market
FRI SEP 28 – MON OCT 1 SEMAPHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL: DAVID BRIDIE (Vic), CHARLES JENKINS & THE ZHIVAGOS (Vic), FRANK YAMMA and so many more @ various Semaphore venues
FRI SEP 28 FRENZAL RHOMB (Vic), STOLEN YOUTH & STUFF BOX @ Adelaide Uni Bar WINTER PEOPLE (Vic) @ Rocket Bar SASKWATCH (Vic) & FAKE TAN @ Jive GUNBARREL HIGHWAY (Bris) @ Exeter
SAT SEP 29
SAT OCT 20 BASTARDFEST 2012: FUCK… I’M DEAD (Vic), AVERSIONS CROWN (Qld), DISENTOMB (Qld) & A MURDER OF CROWS @ Fowler’s Live CARMEN SMITH & DIANA ROUVAS @ Goolwa Aquatic Club
FRI OCT 26 – SUN OCT 28 FLEURIEU FOLK FESTIVAL: THE GO SET (Vic), SENOR CABRALES (Syd), THE STETSON FAMILY (Vic) and many more @ Willunga
SOMETHING FOR KATE (Vic) & BEN SALTER (Qld) @ Governor Hindmarsh
LAST DINOSAURS (Bris) @ Governor Hindmarsh SHELLAC (US) & PIKELET @ Fowler’s Live
SUN SEP 30
MON OCT 29
THU OCT 4 CANNIBAL CORPSE (US), DISENTOMB & ENTRAILS ERADICATED @ Fowler’s Live THE EASTERN (NZ) @ Wheatsheaf ROSS WILSON (Vic) @ Norwood Live TZU (Vic) @ Grace Emily
FRI OCT 5 HEY GERONIMO (Bris) @ Jive
SAT OCT 6 REGURGITATOR (Bris) & SENYAWA (Indonesia) @ Governor Hindmarsh THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Qld), THE GHOST INSIDE, ARCHITECTS & BURIED IN VERONA @ Thebarton Theatre PROGFEST: NE OBLIVISCARIS (Vic), RED PAINTINGS (Bris), QUIET CHILD, THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING and many more @ Enigma
SUN OCT 7 PARKLIFE: THE PRESETS, NERO LIVE, PASSION PIT, PLAN B and so many more @ Botanic Pk
TUE OCT 9 STEEL PANTHER (US) @ Thebarton Theatre JOE BONAMASSA (US) @ Her Majesty’s Theatre
THU OCT 11 OH MERCY (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh
FRI OCT 12 WARBRINGER (US) @ Enigma THE SWELLERS (US) & ENDLESS HEIGHTS (Syd) @ Fowler’s Live BRITISH INDIA (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD (Vic) @ Ed Castle COERCE (Vic) @ Crown & Anchor AINSLIE WILLIS (Vic) @ Hotel Metro
SAT OCT 13 SETH SENTRY (Vic) @ Fowler’s Live DAPPLED CITIES (Vic) & JAPE (Sweden) @ Adelaide Uni Bar BELLUSIRA (Vic), SQUEAKER, FOUR KINGS LOUD & THE ANGELS OF GUNG-HO @ Enigma HANSEL (Syd), GENERATION SWINE, LOVECREAM & LACED IN LUST @ Cavern Club
SUN OCT 14 HUSKY (Syd) @ Adelaide Uni Bar
MON OCT 15 MUMFORD & SONS (UK), EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS & WILLY MASON @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
WED OCT 17 PAUL HEATON (UK) @ Jive GOMEZ (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh
THU OCT 18 THE PAPER KITES (Vic), ART OF SLEEPING & BATTLESHIPS @ Fowler’s Live PURO INSTINCT (US) @ Hotel Metro
FRI OCT 19 – SUN OCT 28 BACKWATER BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL: JEFF LANG (Vic), MIA DYSON (Vic), DALLAS FRASCA (Vic) and more @ Queen’s Theatre
SAT OCT 27
SUN OCT 28 LISA MITCHELL (Syd), ALPINE (Syd) & DANCO @ HQ
THURSTON MOORE (NY) @ Governor Hindmarsh
TUE OCT 30 THE BLACK KEYS (US) & ROYAL HEADACHE @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre HOT CHELLE RAE (US) & CHER LLOYD @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre BILLY BRAGG (Barking) @ Adelaide Town Hall
THU NOV 1 MARK SEYMOUR (Vic) @ Norwood Live GYPSY & THE CAT (VIC) @ HQ)
SUN NOV 4 CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES (US), LUCKY SEVEN & THE SATELLITES @ Governor Hindmarsh
TUE NOV 6 CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE (US) @ Governor Hindmarsh
THU NOV 8 EMMYLOU HARRIS & HER RED DIRT BOYS (US) @ Thebarton Theatre MATCHBOX TWENTY (US) & INXS (Syd) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
SUN NOV 11
A few issues ago, Frenzal Rhomb guitarist Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall admitted in his regular Triple J Magazine column that, “Most punk bands pretend they’re from the mean streets, when really their streets are tree-lined and quite kind”. Triple J’s resident punk rapscallion reveals his own upbringing was similarly scenic. “Oh shit yeah,” McDougall admits. “I go back to my dad’s place quite often and the trees are still very beautiful. I wouldn’t say the streets were kind though – the Walford brothers used to beat me up, the pricks. There was this weird sadomasochistic thing where, because I was a maths nerd, they used to hold me down and make me read out my nine times tables from memory while punching me. “The best thing about that was when Frenzal Rhomb played a festival down the
coast around 10 or 12 years ago, we ended up with a bunch of people up onstage and some of them came and hung out with us backstage after the gig. It turned out that one of them was one of the Walford brothers, so I got security to throw him out! The Battle Of Marooba Place - won by me!” Other Frenzal battles haven’t been so easy. The band’s last Adelaide gig at the Governor Hindmarsh was overrun by stage invaders, with bassist Tom Crease turning to frontman Jay Whalley and admitting the gig had “gone to the dogs”. “I think the Gov is more set up for Xavier Rudd concerts, because they didn’t have a stage barrier set up,” McDougall recalls. “When half the crowd is up onstage unplugging your pedals – actually unplugging them – it’s a bit of a shame. To tell you the truth it probably made the gig more memorable, since there’s only so many ﬂawless, musically perfect gigs a band can play…” Recently making a guest appearance at Splendour In The Grass performing with Triple J favourites Kingswood and Friends,
McDougall shrugs oﬀ accusations that Frenzal fans might see these interludes as akin to cheating on his long-term partner. “I’m always cheating on my long-term partner – I’m a guitar slut. I was telling my actual girlfriend, who I don’t cheat on, that it’s a perfect piece of ﬁdelity advice: keep your dick in your pants and instead become a guitar slut.” After spending half his life as a musician, what other worldly advice can Lindsay McDougall oﬀer? “I’d tell the Lindsay of six years ago that when you ﬁnally meet Eddie Vedder backstage at the Entertainment Centre, shave your fucking moustache oﬀ ﬁrst – you don’t want your one photo with Eddie Vedder to be ruined by your moustache.”
we are going to be playing them in blocks. Like you know, we will play four songs from [1995’s] Demanufacture, then ﬁve songs from [1998’s] Obsolete and then a few songs from [2012’s] The Industrialist. We have that many songs and if we could play them all then we would be playing for hours – we are looking at about 13 to 15 songs for the new tour.” Fear Factory’s newest album The Industrialist is an ode to their older albums as well. There was one diﬀerence, however – to save time when recording and to make sure that it was absolutely perfect they used computerised drums rather than a live drummer. “We had help from an Australian, John Sankey, when it came to programming the drums. We had him in the studio for a couple of months to program all the drum beats for us. While I did program some of the drums myself we really got Sankey in so we could have a drummer’s perspective. We needed that
because there were some things that I didn’t know because I’m not a drummer. He made sure that some of the beats weren’t out of place and they ﬂowed and crashed in the right places. Most importantly we had to make sure that they were possible for a human to play. We do have a live drummer now – a guy named Mike Heller.” The band didn’t just make a change in the drumming department - bassist Matt DeVries is also a new Factory worker. “Matt’s from a band called Chimaira and he left them last year and was looking for a new one, so it worked out perfectly. He didn’t even need to try out – we just got him straight in.”
WHO: Frenzal Rhomb WHAT: Smoko At The Pet Food Factory (Shock) WHERE: Adelaide Uni Bar (with Stolen Youth and Stuff Box) WHEN: Fri Sep 28
THE LIVING END (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh CHELSEA WOLFE (US) & HEIRS (Vic) @ Fowler’s Live CLAUDE HAY (NSW) @ Glenelg Surf Club
MON NOV 12 THE LIVING END (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh BEIRUT (US) @ Her Majesty’s Theatre
COMING UP TUE NOV 13 GEORGE MICHAEL (UK) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre THE LIVING END (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh WED NOV 14 THE LIVING END (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh THU NOV 15 SIGUR RÓS (Ice) @ Thebarton Theatre THE LIVING END (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh FRI NOV 16 THE LIVING END (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh BEN FOLDS FIVE (US) @ Thebarton Theatre SUZANNAH ESPIE (Vic), LIZ STRINGER (Vic) & CHRIS ALTMANN (Can/Aus) @ Wheatsheaf SAT NOV 17 TINPAN ORANGE (Vic) @ Jive THE LIVING END (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh SAT NOV 17 REFUSED (US) @ Thebarton Theatre TUE NOV 20 NICKELBACK (Can) & JACKSON FIREBIRD (Vic) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre BALL PARK MUSIC (Bris) @ Governor Hindmarsh THU NOV 22 DEEP SEA ARCADE & PREATURES @ Adelaide Uni Bar SCOTTIE MILLER (US) & THE STREAMLINERS @ Governor Hindmarsh MOJO JUJU (Syd) @ Grace Emily FRI NOV 23 JEFF MARTIN (Can/WA) @ Jive SAT NOV 24 GORGEOUS FESTIVAL: MISSY HIGGINS (Vic), DAN SULTAN (Vic) and more @ McLaren Vale MAHALIA BARNES (Syd) & PRINNIE @ Governor Hindmarsh SUN NOV 25 JOHN WAITE (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh TUE NOV 27 BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE (US) & THE RESIGNATORS (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh
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FRI OCT 26
RUSSIAN CIRCLES (US) & EAGLE TWIN (US) @ Fowler’s Live FEAR FACTORY (US), TRUTH CORRODED & ALKIRA @ Adelaide Uni Bar JERRICO (Vic) & CIRCLES @ Enigma EMMY BRYCE (Vic) @ La Boheme THE RUBENS (NSW) @ Governor Hindmarsh
JULIA STONE (Syd) @ Bird In Hand Winery (Woodside) NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE (Vic) & POLOGRAPHIA @ Rhino Room
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Fear Factory Wickham by Michael
It’s been more than 20 years since Fear Factory started out as a band. Since then they have released eight albums, gone through numerous band members and performed at just about every festival across the globe. At this point in time there can’t be that much left that they haven’t done and still need to do. Before their latest tour, guitarist and father of industrial metal Dino Cazares ﬁnds time to talk to Rip It Up. “We can’t wait to get down to Australia - we haven’t been down there since we played with Metallica back in 2010,” he says. “We really can’t wait to get down there and tear it up for the fans. For the new tour we are delving back into our catalogue – we have a lot of songs to choose from and some classic songs and
WHO: Fear Factory WHAT: The Industrialist (Riot) WHERE: Adelaide Uni Bar (with Truth Corroded and Alkira) WHEN: Sat Sep 29
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ADELAIDE CASINO – Balcony Bar: Lucky Seven (8pm) ALMA TAVERN – Grind ARKABA HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Franky F (6pm) Top Room: Adelaide’s Next Superstar (7pm) AUSTRAL – Bunka: F*** Me It’s Thursday with DJs BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Big Bubba & Betty CAVAN HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy & Margie (8.30pm) CAVERN CLUB – Shiner, Smegz MC, Nourse & DJ Wiz, The Pursuit, Rock With Korshun and Mislead Minds (6.30pm) CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Complete Trivia CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Kitchenwitch, Hana Brenecki and Abby Howlett. 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 presented by Mjay (9pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Anthony D’Antonio and guests GASLIGHT TAVERN – Groove Thursdays with special guest artist GILBERT STREET HOTEL – Brenton Manser Duo (7pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Shihad GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Harmless Hunter GRAND BAR – OMG GUTHRIES – Club 5082 HQ – N-Trance and Eiffel 65 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! MARION HOTEL – 888 Poker (6.30pm) MARS BAR – VJBeeJay and guests (9pm) NORTHERN SOUND SYSTEM – Mega Sonic underage dance party (7pm) NORWOOD HOTEL – Open Mic Night OLD BUSH INN – Lily & The Drum (8.30pm) 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
ADELAIDE UNI BAR – Frenzal Rhomb 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 – Upstairs: Jaki J (10pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Franky F (6pm) Johnny G (8pm) Sportys Bar + Arena: Cat Vas (6pm) Acoustic Reign (10pm) AUSSIE INN HOTEL – The Paybacks (8pm) AUSTRAL – The Austral House Band (7pm) BARKER HOTEL – DJ Trix (9pm) BAR ON GOUGER – solo artists (5.30pm) DJ (9pm) BELAIR HOTEL – Happykatz BELGIAN BEER CAFÉ – DJ Trent Slater 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 – Lodestone (8pm) 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 CAVERN CLUB – For The Vultures, Red Sky At Mourning, Balls Deep, Black Rain Upon Us and Axaria (7.30pm) CORIO HOTEL – Lily & The Drum (8pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: Carla Lippis (5pm) DJ Adam (1am) Band Room: Crank Yankers 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 – Whiskey Harbour (8pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Trip Chester, Gunbarrel Highway and Athletic Teenage Joggers
RAMSGATE HOTEL – KEITH JEFFEREYS
FOWLER’S LIVE – National Campus Band Competition – National Final (7pm) GARAGE BAR – Knock Offs (4pm) GASLIGHT TAVERN – alternative music with multiple bands (9pm) GLYNDE HOTEL – karaoke GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Weekend Warriors Open Gala Mic Night. Front Bar: James Abberly GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Encarta GRAND BAR – Flashback Fridays HAMPSTEAD HOTEL – Rockin’ Karaoke with Acca Dacca Mick (8pm) plus Full Circle HEAVEN – Surreal Lounge: Funk’d Friday (10pm) HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Hijinx with DJs Clarke & Krispy HIGHWAY – Friday arvo knock-offs
ROCKET BAR – 8 Bit Kidz featuring resident DJs Stubanger, Hank & Osk and the Powderoom Posse 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 – Short Film Festival TONSLEY HOTEL – Acoustic 4 Play (8.30pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Rainbow Jam Sessions (7.30pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – THE IRRESPONSIBLES, RED LEATHER RIOT AND BLUE FLAME SPECIAL
HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – DJ Chaps and DJ Lumeire HOPE INN – Big Cheese HOTEL RICHMOND – DJ DB HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Dimitra (7.30pm) HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs Pony Boy, Bunyip and Hands Solo (8pm) HQ – Main Room: Paul Oakenfold, Newmarket: t: Es.Co (every second Friday) INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL – Bill Parton Trio (9.30pm) LA BOHEME – Smooth Groove with DJ Curtis (9pm) LAVISH – DJ Sok and DJ Spin Dokta LIGHTHOUSE HOTEL – Acoustic Jam with Jelly & Friends 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 (5pm) MARION HOTEL – Beej (6.30pm) MARS BAR – DJ VJBeeJay and guests (9pm) drag show (2am) MICK O’SHEA’S – E’nuf Said ORIENTAL – live music PORT DOCK BREWERY HOTEL – The Rechordes, The Saucermen and Lady Voo Doo & The Rittuals PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke (10.30pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ SNAKE & DJ RUPHEO (9PM) RED SQUARE – DJs Brendon, Gypkidd, Rubberteeth, Decker and Bollocks plus MC Dylan REGATTA’S BISTRO – Blues Avenue REX HOTEL – karaoke (8.30pm) ROB ROY HOTEL – Usual Suspects (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) SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – DJ Clarke 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 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 TAPAS ON HINDLEY – flamenco shows performed by Studio Flamenco (7.30pm) 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 – Super Heroes Of Rock THE CUMBERLAND – A Little Bit Different featuring local acoustics and late night DJ THE DELI: THEBARTON – Pat The Rat (7pm) 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 – The Attack (8pm) THE SOUL BOX – The Switchblades and The Rocking Stones TONSLEY HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Katrina Caton (4.45pm) Peter Jenkins Duo (9pm) Chrysler Bar: Kopy Catz (9.30pm) UNION HOTEL – DJ Pauly ‘80s and ‘90s VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – DJs Marek and Michael Constant plus MC Kris WAKEFIELD HOTEL – DJ Electric T and guests WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Joe Murphy and Tom West (9pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Bluescasters WOODCROFT TAVERN – UK Blitz WOOLSHED: ON HINDLEY – DJs Deceed, J Rudd, Koops & Armac and AJ (8pm) ZHIVAGO – Skream DJs: Dusk, Scott Holder and Ryley ZOOTZ – DJs Kym and guests
Saturday 29th ADELAIDE UNI BAR – Fear Factory ALMA TAVERN – MetroRetro ARCHER HOTEL – Downstairs: Jaki J. Upstairs: DJs Ed Law & Scotty with Bongo Madness (10pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Becky Blake (6pm) Heidy De Ruyter (8pm) Top Room: Clearway (8.30pm) Sportys Bar + Arena: Dimitra (6pm) DJ Andy M (9.30pm) AUSTRAL – Funktasm with DJs Anzac, Osyris and Batch (8pm) BACCHUS BAR – Zkye & The Guyz BAR ON GOUGER – DJs Mark & Ozzie plus guests (9pm) BELGIAN BEER CAFÉ – DJ Carlos BENTLEY’S CLARE – DJ Rush BOTANIC BAR – Sanji, Brad Sawyer and Tom Wilson BROADWAY HOTEL – DJs Bocky and Jordz BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ Steve Reece CAMEO BAR – After Hours with DJs DrDamage and guests CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: The Sunbirds, Oisima and Daniel Verricchio then DJ Azz 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 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
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ELYSIUM LOUNGE â€“ DJs Seamless, Juddo and Asterix EMPIRE POOL LOUNGE â€“ DJ Orbe EMU HOTEL â€“ Swanee (9pm) EXETER HOTEL: SEMAPHORE â€“ Mick Kidd and David Blight EXETER ON RUNDLE â€“ Sasha & The Dawnhorse plus Banjo Jackson and guests
Inspired by swanky New Orleans sounds, The Atlantic Street Band joins latin jazz act, Marmalade Circus this Friday in the new World Music Series at Nexus Arts.
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FOWLERâ€™S LIVE â€“ Russian Circles with special guests Eagle Twins GARAGE BAR â€“ DJs Steve Daly, GTB, Bob Trott, J Tech, Jon E and Jason Lee (10pm) GASLIGHT TAVERN â€“ karaoke with Mel featuring Singing Bar Bitch & Mr Average (8.30pm) GEPPS CROSS HOTEL â€“ karaoke disco with Craig Anthony GILBERT STREET HOTEL â€“ DJ Mark (8pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH â€“ Main Room: The Rubens. Front Bar: Heavy Load GRACE EMILY HOTEL â€“ Jimmy Tait with Swimsuit GRAND BAR â€“ Grand Bar Saturdays with DJ DMH and DJ Rupheo HACKNEY HOTEL â€“ DJ HEAVEN â€“ Clubland: 4 rooms of dance, electro, house, funk, R&B and pop (9pm) HIGHER GROUND â€“ Hip Hop Legends Tour featuring Das Efx, Black Sheep and Tony Touch HIGHLANDER HOTEL â€“ Live & Loud presents HIGHWAY â€“ DJ Griff (9pm) HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR â€“ DJ Soundflex HOPE INN â€“ karaoke (7pm) HOTEL RICHMOND â€“ DJ Sly HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE â€“ Black Fedora Jazz (7.30pm) HOTEL TIVOLI â€“ The Mash Up with DJ Paul Gurry (9pm) HQ â€“ Ministry Of Sound with Goodwill and Chardy KINGSFORD HOTEL: GAWLER â€“ karaoke LA BOHEME â€“ DJ Tr!p and DJ Anthony alternate (9pm) LIMBO â€“ resident DJs Delux, The Swiss DJs and Paul Glen LONDON TAVERN â€“ DJs Captiv8, Justice, Soundflex, AJ and MC Renard (10pm) LOUISIANA TAVERN â€“ Platinum DJs MARBLE BAR â€“ I <3 MB: Rupheo, VIP, Kindred, Acid Please and Ben Earle plus national and international guests MARINA SUNSET BAR â€“ DJs playing the best in house and electro MARION HOTEL â€“ Franky F (5.30pm) Acoustica (8.30pm) MARS BAR â€“ VJ Beejay and guest (9pm) drag show (2am) MICK Oâ€™SHEAâ€™S â€“ Harvest NORWOOD HOTEL â€“ Three Star General OAKS PLAZA PIER â€“ Pier One Bar: DJ Justice, DJ Skot Holder and MC Mischief
RAMSGATE HOTEL â€“ ADELAIDEâ€™S BEST COVER BANDS RED SQUARE â€“ DJs Marek, Law, Dub Drop DJs, Decker, Bollocks, Krispy, Shawty, Capital D, DV8 and Jazz plus MCs Skippy and Dylan ROB ROY HOTEL â€“ Stereo Saturdays with DJ Electric T (8pm) ROCKET BAR â€“ Bananas: Track Team and Japeye SANDBAR â€“ requests with DJs SANTIAGO â€“ Hussyboy (8.30pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL â€“ acoustic sessions SEAFORD HOTEL â€“ Seaford Live SHOTZ BAR â€“ DJ Chris Pike
Fri Sep 28 â€“ Mon Oct 1 Semaphore Music Fest At various Semaphore venues. SKYBAR â€“ DJ Spin Dokta and DJ Demize STAG â€“ Upstairs: DJs Huddy and Jase with urban and dance. Downstairs: DJ Kieran and David James SUGAR â€“ Prince Aaronak, Driller, Derek Lang plus a host of international guests SUPERMILD â€“ Treasure Island DJs SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA â€“ Shuffle TALBOT HOTEL â€“ DJ playing retro and requests TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN â€“ DJ Kieran TEQUILA REA â€“ Bongo Madness with guest DJs THE CUMBERLAND â€“ Launch Pad featuring local DJs THE GOODY â€“ DJ Dante and interactive games night (9pm) THE HAUS: HAHNDORF â€“ DJ Marcus and friends THE GRIFFINS â€“ DJ playing house tunes THE KINGS BAR â€“ Clever Cuts with Andrew Barker, Alley Oop and Adriaan Van Der Ploeg (8pm) THE LION HOTEL â€“ Wasabi (9pm) THE SOUL BOX â€“ Variety Show TONSLEY HOTEL â€“ Katatonic (8.30pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL â€“ Acoustic Reign UNION HOTEL â€“ DJ Cloak & Dagga VALLEY INN â€“ karaoke (weekly prizes) WALKERS ARMS HOTEL â€“ DJ Sessions (9pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL â€“ Last Sunday (on a Saturday) with The Yearlings, Sarah Carroll and Marcel Borrack (9pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN â€“ karaoke (8pm) WOOLSHED: ON HINDLEY â€“ DJs Kontrol, C4, Deceed, J Rudd, Lush and Koops (8pm) ZHIVAGO â€“ High Heels DJs: Terrence, Bottle Rockets, Hemilove and Gumshoe ZOOTZ â€“ DJs Kym and guests
Sunday 30th ALMA TAVERN â€“ Sunday School with The Idle Saints ARKABA HOTEL â€“ Sportys Bar + Arena: Beat & 3 Veg with DJ Juddo (12pm) Top Room: Ark Goes Greek (8.30pm) AUSTRAL â€“ Basically Maate! with DJ Staplehead (8pm) BACCHUS BAR â€“ Dino Jag BENJAMIN ON FRANKLIN â€“ Courtyard: DJ Mule (4pm) BLUE GUMS HOTEL â€“ Flight 69 BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB â€“ Dave Hunt BOTANIC BAR â€“ Eric The Falcon BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL â€“ Baba Looey (4pm) Superheroes Of Rock (8pm) CAVERN CLUB â€“ Rockfest featuring Lace In Love, Bravo Juliet, Psychosurgery, Bird Eating Bird, Monkey Juice, Qlaye Face, Ember Rush and The Lost & Forgotten (3pm) CROWN & ANCHOR â€“ Sleepmakeswaves, Steering By Stars and Auxilla DOCKSIDE TAVERN â€“ Mick Kidd & Friends DOG & DUCK â€“ Sneaky Sundays with Jak Morris DUBLIN HOTEL â€“ No Use For A DJ Name (9pm) DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY â€“ Underground Orchid
The Guide // ED CASTLE – Beer Garden: Acoustic Sundays (2pm) EMU HOTEL – Full Circle (7.30pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Cosmic Rock
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – METAL FOWLER’S LIVE – Flash Back: the larger than life Le Rox reunion GASLIGHT TAVERN – Gaslight Comedy featuring Sebastian Scott, Eric Stevenson and Rob Ernst (2pm) GENERAL HAVELOCK – Eddie (Wasabi) (4pm) GLENELG SURF CLUB – La Mar Sundays GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Latino Grooves 7th Year Anniversary GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Footy Tips BBQ and Shit Disco HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Sunday Sessions plus Poker 888 double header free register (2.30pm) $10 buy in (6.30pm) HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – Tim Bos DJ and Sax HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – NPL Poker (6.30pm) HQ – Bombs Away JAM THE BISTRO – DJ Tango LICKERISH KITCHEN & BAR – David Bridie (6pm) LIGHTHOUSE HOTEL – In Like Flynn LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – Let It Roll MARINA SUNSET BAR – Sunset Sessions featuring live acoustic music MARION HOTEL – Southern Sundays with Ciaram Granger Duo (3pm) MARS BAR – VJK classic video hits MICK O’SHEA’S – Figjam Duo
RAMSGATE HOTEL – ACOUSTIC SESSION (4PM) TOM KURZEL & ED TRAINOR FORTNIGHTLY ROTATION (7.30PM) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Proton Pill featuring Snooks La Vie (7.30pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic soloists SUGAR – Mods, Driller and Nu Jeans TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Acoustic Sessions THE LION HOTEL – Andrew Hayes (2.30pm) DJ Junior (5.45pm) Fast Love (7pm) THE MAID – acoustic Sunday sessions (4pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Hump De Bump Holiday Edition with Jaki J (8pm) WELLINGTON HOTEL: WELLINGTON – Sunday Sessions: live music on the banks of the Murray (3pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Charles Jenkins album launch (4pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Dominic ZHIVAGO – Black Cherry DJs: Labour Day Party featuring Anthony, Scott Holder and Gumshoe ZOOTZ – Salsa night (every second week)
Monday 1st ARKABA HOTEL – Top Room: Adelaide’s Next Superstar (7pm)
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) EMBASSY HOTEL – karaoke
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – OPEN MIC NIGHT GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Table Tennis Comp 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 with Troy Loakes and Paul Vallen TOWER HOTEL – Complete Trivia WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Coma Spring Sessions (8pm)
Tuesday 2nd ARKABA HOTEL – Top Room: Adelaide Comedy featuring Frank Woodley (8pm) BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson CAVAN HOTEL – Complete Trivia CROWN & ANCHOR – Industry Night with DJs Stevie & Duncan DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm) GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge hosted by Ron Davidson & Trevor Graham (8pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Music Works Uke Night: beginners night GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Murder City Roller Girls and Fresh Meat Info Night MARION HOTEL – 888 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 – Zkye & Damo (7.30pm) THE PORT CLUB – Complete Trivia 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 3rd ADELAIDE UNI – Sounds & Senses (12pm) 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 CHALLA GARDENS HOTEL – Complete Trivia CHRISTIES BEACH HOTEL – Complete Trivia COLONNADES TAVERN – Memory Lane Trivia (12.30pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Geek with 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
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FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – SUNNYBOY AL’S KRAZY KARAOKE GLYNDE HOTEL – NPL Poker (6.30pm and 10.30pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Open Mic Night GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Mary Web with J-Wah HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Sports Bar: 888 Poker (7.30pm) Dining: Complete Trivia (7.30pm) HIGHWAY – The Combi Room HOLDFAST HOTEL – Nonstop Dance Party with DJs Mike Wills & VIP HQ – Flashdance JETTY BAR – karaoke KENSINGTON HOTEL – Kensi Corner Bar: Open Mic Night (7.30pm) LA BOHEME – The New Cabal (9pm) LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – DJs (9pm) MANSIONS – live band karaoke MARION HOTEL – Adelaide Comedy featuring Frank Woodley (8pm) MARS BAR – VJK Experience (9pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – Celtic Connection OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: Open mic (7.30pm) ORIENTAL – DJ 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 TONSLEY HOTEL – Quiz Night (7pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Hump De Bump with Jaki J (8pm) TOWER HOTEL – Uni Night with DJ Dom P TOWER TAVERN: RENMARK – Complete Trivia UNION HOTEL – Eddie Trainor WOOLSHED: ON HINDLEY – Creating Styles Karaoke (9pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
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Following the success of last Saturday’s Honda Presents A Night Of Fashion At The Art Gallery, Rip It Up’s sister fashion magazine Attitude can hold its head high. The event made its mark on the Adelaide fashion industry, but also made history. he only thing backwater about Adelaide on Saturday night was that the Torrens was running at the rear of the Art Gallery Of South Australia. The gallery was the host of the sellout inaugural event, A Night Of Fashion, which claimed many ﬁrsts for fashion events
in Adelaide. Arguably the most impressive was the Elder Wing of the Art Gallery Of South Australia being utilised as a catwalk for the ﬁrst time. It was also the ﬁrst time in a while that the focus in the Elder Wing wasn’t on the treasured artworks that ﬁll the galleries. Instead, these pieces, which are valued at over $650 million and include some of the most precious artworks in the gallery’s collection, were used as the backdrop to a fashion parade showcasing some of the best national and local designers. A Night Of Fashion saw some of Australia’s top designers including Scanlan & Theodore, Willow, Bianca Spender and Carla Zampatti being shown in an Adelaide parade for the ﬁrst time. Attitude hopes that this will open up new avenues for Adelaide fashion. As
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Scanlan & Theodore
Attitude Magazine foremost champions local talent, the inclusion of local designers Jaimie Sortino, Couture + Love + Madness and Paolo Sebastian gave a local perspective to the evening’s fashion. “Launching my new collection in the Elder Wing was such a memorable moment – the whole evening was perfection!” designer Jaimie Sortino says. International designers were also given a presence via two key Adelaide destinations for premium international designer pieces, The New Guard and vintage seller Claire Inc. Featuring local, national and international designers parading through the Elder Wing embodied the event’s theme of the marriage between fashion and art. It showcased two of Adelaide’s most high culture industries in
arguably its most important cultural location. This theme was further enhanced by local artist Lisa King, who painted a live model in a Jaimie Sortino gown and Suzy O’Rourke headpiece during the evening in the Art Gallery Atrium. A Night Of Fashion’s greatest achievement was exhibiting the wealth of talent that Adelaide has to oﬀer. The event soothed the jealousy of missing out on the action at London and New York fashion weeks by hosting something that was not only beautiful, but also meaningful. A Night Of Fashion brought together Adelaide’s fashion and art communities in a way that has never been seen before. If this silences the critics of Adelaide’s culture scene (trust me, it should) then Attitude Magazine has done its job.
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Ruby Sparks (M) Husband-and-wife co-directors Jonathan Drayton and Valerie Faris’ ﬁrst ﬁlm since 2006’s Little Miss Sunshine hinges upon a potentially twee fantasy premise notably removed from their previous ﬁlm’s uncomfortable realism, and yet the script by star Zoe Kazan is amusing, cute, melancholic and cutting enough to oﬀset most concerns. A bestselling writer in his teens, the pushing-30 Calvin WeirFields (Paul Dano from LMS) is now struggling to think up something new, and when he dreams about a strange, sexy redhead and then tries to spin a story around her (with encouragement from his therapist, nicely-played by
‘70s icon Elliott Gould), he, of course, wills her into being in the form of Kazan’s Ruby Sparks. And they proceed to fall in love (again?), with Calvin introducing her to his brother Harry (Chris Messina) to check that she’s real, before taking her to meet his newagey mom (Annette Bening as Gertrude) and chainsawsculpturing step-dad (Antonio Banderas as Mort), and later setting in motion the ﬁnal act, as he grows tired of her and she attempts to free herself from his grasp, without realising that she’s imprisoned by the words that he bashes out on his typewriter (?). Written by Kazan as something she could do with oﬀ-screen partner Dano, Drayton and Faris’ ﬁlm is an intimate, sometimes unsettling exploration of relationships, naturally, but also of creativity and the many and tortuous ways in which we idealise and attempt to control each other. But it’s also very funny at times, and Kazan’s Ruby is a delightful character - in spite of that ghastly wardrobe! Mad Dog Bradley
Adelaide Cinémathèque 2012 Mercury Cinema
The mind-enhancing retrospective Alejandro Jodorowsky: Alchemical Cinema happens at the Mercury Cinema with the legendary El Topo (1970, MA) on Thu Oct 4 at 7.30pm, the equally wild The Holy Mountain (1973, MA) on Mon Oct 8 at 7.30pm, and the blooddrenchingly profane Sante Sangre (1989, R) on Thu Oct 11 at 7.30pm. Details: mercurycinema.org.au.
Opening But Unrated Writer/director Nicholas Jarecki’s dramatic thriller Arbitrage (MA) stars Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth and Brit Marling. Writer/director Rian Johnson (of Brick and The Brothers Bloom) helms the sci-ﬁ actioner Looper (MA), with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (of course), Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo and Jeﬀ Daniels.
Hotel Transylvania (PG)
Director (and Hoodoo Gurus founding member!) Kimble Rendall’s 3D shark-fest is so shamelessly silly that it’s rather enjoyable at times, even despite the straying into irksome ‘American’ accents and some stodgy CGI. The expected opening trauma has Josh (Xavier Samuel), a lifesaver somewhere on Queensland’s coast, watch helplessly as his bestie - and the brother of his ﬁancée Tina (Sharni Vinson) - is munched by a great white, and then we pick up a year later with him working in a supermarket and, as luck would have it, Tina and other disastermovie-types turning up just in time to barely survive a cool-looking tsunami. The plights of two groups are then intercut: Josh, Tina, would-be baddie Doyle ( Julian McMahon), scary bogan Kirby (Dan Wyllie) and others, all perched atop shelves in the ﬂooded store and dealing with the attentions of a huge and improbably hungry man-eater; and, in the half-underwater car park below, the attempts by Ryan (Alex Russell) to get the squabbling Kyle (Lincoln Lewis) and Heather (Cariba Heine) - and her yapping rat-dog - to safety as another FX carcharodon carcharias lurks. Ticking all the cliché boxes and featuring likeably lame dialogue (“This is not happening!”), this should prove tolerable enough if you’re in the right mood for such toothsome tosh, although some out there would sooner chew their own arm oﬀ than sit through something so ludicrous. Sharks in a supermarket? Whatever next?!? A kangaroo stampede in Dubbo? Funnel-web spiders devouring Broome? Giant razorback pigs in the outback? Oh, hang on… Mad Dog Bradley
There was a time when vampires were terrifying, Frankenstein’s Monster was an ungodly horror and werewolves regularly tore kids to shreds, and yet this Adam Sandlerproduced animated comedic epic for kids reduces these ﬁends to ﬁgures of moderately appealing fun, and even throws in a goofy ‘Monsters Are People Too’ message as well or should that be ‘People Can Be Monsters Too’? Or both? A ‘New Blood’-drinking Dracula (amusingly voiced by Sandler) has lived for centuries in a huge holiday resort far from prying eyes, and all his old monster buddies have gathered for the 118th birthday of Drac’s beloved daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez): there’s Frank (Kevin James) and bride Eunice (Fran Drescher!); wolfy sorts Wayne (Steve Buscemi), Wanda (Molly Shannon) and brood; an Invisible Man (David Spade); a rollicking mummy (Cee Lo Green); and a series of other creatures that don’t speak in star voices, including a blob, a giant spider, a very big Bigfoot and so on. However, the festivities are interrupted by the arrival of dopey backpacker Jonathan (Andy Samberg), who takes a shine to Mavis but also frightens the motley guests as he’s that most feared of beasts: a human! Try as you might to resist, this Genndy Tartakovsky-directed eﬀort is just entertaining enough, and kids and parents should dig it, even if the latter might need to leave their brains at the door, Frankensteinstyle, and there are oodles of crap gags - in both senses of the term. Mad Dog Bradley
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) School is out for the summer and Wimpy Kid Greg (Zachary Gordon) is set to do nothing but play video games and maybe get a little bit closer to Holly, but his parents have other ideas. Dad (Steve Zahn) wants Greg to get a job, while mom wants him to spend the summer discovering classics like Little Women. Fortunately best friend Rowley (Robert Capron) is up for some fun, but as usual big brother Rodrick (Devon Bostick) thrives on making Greg miserable. Realising that the live-action cast is growing up much faster than author Jeﬀ Kinney’s cartoon anti-heroes ever will, director David Bowers and writers Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky have combined the events of books three and four in an eﬀort to speed up the storytelling process, and also in a failed bid to expand the plot. It’s still a fun, kid-friendly story, but the magic is fading fast. Greg, in all his prepubescent self-absorption, is getting harder to like, his goals and interaction with other characters are more incidental, and if the subtitle Dog Days drew you in, forget it; the dog appears maybe twice throughout. The ﬁrst two Wimpy Kid ﬁlms were decent for what they were, but the actors are getting old and their lives are becoming less interesting. With seven books in the series and counting, someone needs to cripple Jeﬀ Kinney before he writes too many books: Diary Of A Wimpy Young Adult just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Kat McCarthy
Brazilian director Walter (The Motorcycle Diaries) Salles’ ﬁlming of Jack Kerouac’s ‘Beat Generation’ autobiographical classic On The Road (MA) features Kristen Stewart (don’t say it!), Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Elisabeth Moss and Terrence Howard. And John Woo was a producer on the Taiwanese production Warriors Of The Rainbow: Seediq Bale (MA), writer/ director Te-Sheng Wei’s battle-stuﬀed historico-drama.
OzAsia On Screen Mercury Cinema
The cinematic side of OzAsia is at the Merc until Sun Sep 30. Details: mercurycinema.org.au.
Seniors On Screen Mercury Cinema
This week’s SOS oﬀering at the Merc at 11am on Fri Sep 28 is Lee Hirsch’s excellent, if certainly diﬃcult, doco Bully (M). Details: mercurycinema.org.au (again).
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Cooking With Dennis Leslie Executive Chef The Brasserie
Prawn & Mushroom Risotto / Serves 4
Food Review d by Paul Woo
The Ramsgate As the weather warms up our beaches beckon us toward the sun, the surf, beach sports, tanned bodies, ice cream and long walks. But, let’s be honest, when we head to the beach there is generally one thing on our minds and that’s a cold, refreshing beer. While there are plenty of new seaside restaurants to choose from, what really keeps our summer ticking over are the seaside pubs. The Ramsgate Hotel, for example, overlooks the picturesque square at Henley Beach. A favourite year-round watering hole for locals, this place comes alive in the warmer months and, with a fully-stocked bar, fantastic South Australian-focused wine list and plenty of dining options, it’s a great place to kick back after a paddle in the ocean with a meal and a few drinks. The menu features a good mix of pub classics with some pretty robust looking mains and a big focus on fresh and delicious seafood dishes. If you’re dining with a group you should deﬁnitely check out one of the share plates. We gave the tapas platter a go. A geometric delight featuring little square bowls of tasty dips, smoked salmon, chorizo, szechwan prawns, breads and accompaniments. Great stuﬀ. Next I decided to order from the specials and went with the 400g rump steak with prawns in garlic sauce (at the bargain price of $19.90!). Huge
2L of chicken stock 1 cup of cream ½ bunch of tarragon 1 cup of white wine 1 ½ cups arborio rice ¼ cup of parmesan cheese 80g fetta 1 orange Mixed micro herbs
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1kg prawns 1 bunch of leeks (washed and ﬁnely sliced) 2 brown onions (peeled and ﬁnely diced) 200g button mushrooms (ﬁnely sliced) 200g butter
steak, perfectly cooked fresh prawns and a garlic sauce that wasn’t overpowering, great chips and the expected side salad. This was a seriously good meal. The Ramsgate really pushes their daily specials, many of them featuring grain-fed beef from Australian producer Graziers, including the rump, 250g surf & turf ($15) or the $8 Graziers pie with mash – an online special available via their website. Standout dishes from their regular dining menu include the seared tuna steak with roma tomato, pickled fennel and orange salad or the marinated pork sirloin layered with roasted vegetable ratatouille and mustard potato rosti topped with a sun-dried tomato tapenade. The Ramsgate is a fairly large venue and
when the sun’s out the central beer garden is your best bet, otherwise you should order at the bar and head out the front to sit and enjoy your meal along with views of Henley Square and the jetty, and of course the real reason you headed to the beach anyway, the beer. WHAT: The Ramsgate Hotel WHERE: 328 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach WHEN: Sun – Wed 8am - 12am and Thu – Sat 8am – 2am CONTACT: 8356 5411
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Method 1. Heat up large pot on medium high and add the butter to melt. 2. Once the butter is melted, add the onions and leeks and sauté for 10 minutes or until the onions are nicely “creamed” and translucent, continually stirring. 3. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 10 minutes, then add the rice and cook until the rice is translucent. 4. Deglaze with white wine and cook until evaporated. 5. Add the chicken stock a little at a time, allowing it to cook into the rice before adding the next bit of stock. Continue this process until the rice is cooked through. Check for doneness by biting into a kernel. 6. Once the rice is cooked, add the prawns and cook until they are cooked through. Add the cream and take off the heat. Stir cream through. 7. Finish with chopped tarragon. 8. Plate up the risotto and garnish with crumbed pieces of fetta and using a micro plane, grate orange zest evenly on top and garnish with assorted micro herbs. If you want Dennis to recreate your favourite dish, let him know by posting on our Facebook page facebook.com/ripitupmag
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Stars // Aries 21.03/20.04 The sun is shifting from earthy Virgo to airy Libra. The ground has been set. Now comes room for a few ﬂights of fancy. It’s an astrological gear change. The moon is in Sagittarius. The unspoken is spoken, ensuring there’s enough ﬁery passion to keep you happy.
Taurus 21.04/20.05 As life asks you to start dropping some excess baggage, you are forced to contemplate what is excess baggage and what is not. What is weighing you down? And what feels light, promising and helpful, on your forward journey? Be honest but not ruthless as you cull.
Gemini 21.05/21.06 Mercury is in Libra, inviting you to contemplate a dream of harmoniousness and peace. In opposition, life is making it very clear that there are changes to be made. It’s not going to be possible to maintain the status quo. The harmony you want must be rich and real.
Cancer 22.06/22.07 The moon is inspiring both curiosity and honesty. This is a good mix. There’s enough innocence involved to keep your sensitive heart from panic – and enough ﬁre around to help you cut through the fog of sentimental attachments and come into your own. Be big.
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The sun arrives in Libra. His is a galvanising force. Order will come where there has been a vague sense of existential mayhem. Let a layer of fear go, as life again reminds you that there is harmony, even in the midst of apparent chaos. Don’t just imagine – do it!
Scorpio 24.10/21.11 Mars continues to pump you up with adrenaline, will and impatience. If you don’t give him work to do, he will drive you nuts. If you need to get your foundations down, now is the time to do it. Use the energy being made available, to set yourself up for destinies call.
Sagittarius 22.11/21.12 The rising moon lights you up with optimism and energy, at the beginning of the week. Since your feelings are in the driving seat, let them drive. Take the brakes oﬀ yourself. There is no harm in your appetite for adventure. It always helps you grow and learn.
Capricorn 22.12/19.01 If you have any mistaken notions of what home is, they are likely to come to light. Though this might be disarming, it is to get you to discover where home really is. Is it in your heart? Is it where you hang your hat? Don’t rely on others to take you there. Do it yourself.
Format Festival Opening Night Gala Format Festival will return for its ﬁfth year running this October, kicking oﬀ the festivities the afternoon of Sat Sep 29 with performance, video, painting, sculpture, live music and more in the opening night street gala. Upstairs will feature an opening exhibition curated by Amira H entitled Roseanne/Angry, featuring a spread of works from names like Matt Banham, Katherine Botten, Tom Christophersen, Romi Graham, Marsha Elimelakh, Dominic Guerrera, Anna Kingston, Chloe Langford, Adam Murakami, Kate Power, Lizi Pratt, Marla Read, Rani Rose and Stacey Wilson. Head along from 6pm
to become embroiled in a range of works that explore and incite “anger”. Once you’re done, poke your head in downstairs to see French act High Wolf and locals Rites Wild and Doe hitting the stage.
Tooth & Nail
Clubhouse Lane off Hindley St, Adelaide Domestic Disturbance Thu Sep 27 – Sun Oct 14
12 Eliza St, Adelaide Searson Sell Out Fri Sep 28
Domestic Disturbance displays the work of ﬁve recent UniSA visual arts graduates Alison Smiles, George Zacharonyannis, Jarred Pruis, Nicole Greenslade and Sophia Nuske. The title Domestic Disturbance refers to the common theme of something familiar to the daily experience and altering it, making it into something uncommon and unique. Each artist will present a body of work responding to this theme consisting of ceramic objects accompanied by graphic works in a secondary medium. Opening: Thu Sep 27 from 7pm
It’s been a whole year since optimistic DIY art duo Cassie Anne and Jake Holmes opened Tooth & Nail Gallery in the city. Now, however, the young creative entrepreneurs will be relocating to a larger studio and workshop at 22-24 Corromandel Place, and as a result this Fri Sep 28 will serve as a ﬁnal chance to visit their former studio home. Head along and sip on a mojito one last time and buy some last minute artworks from exhibiting local Joshua Searson from 6pm, and while you’re at it keep your ears out for the opening of their second eastern CBD studio... Opening: Fri Sep 28 from 6pm – 9pm
WHAT: Format Festival Opening Night Gala WHERE: Format, 15 Peel St, Adelaide WHEN: Sat Sep 29 – Sun Oct 7 OPENING: Sat Sep 29 from 6pm - late
Aquarius 20.01/18.02 The changes you want to make are real. That strength inside that holds to what’s true, is real. Life is putting roses and chocolates under your nose. It is trying to distract you; or maybe it is testing your resolve. Every challenge coming your way is to help you clarify your path.
Virgo 23.08/22.09 The sun is leaving. It has been functioning as a large magnetic force on the inside, pulling everything into order. When discipline arises from within, as opposed to being imposed from the outside, it feels good, puts us on track and has enough joy in it to make it stick.
Leo 23.07/22.08 Venus continues her stay in your tent. She is ﬁlling you with ideas for increasing the level of delight in your life. Temper her endless wish-list with awareness. Awareness and delight together leads to deeper delight. Delight without awarenes leads to seduction by dreams.
Pisces 19.02/20.03 There is strength behind you, supporting you. It’s there even if it’s silent, or you can’t see it. Be solid in the decisions you make. Take a stand, even if it’s the wrong one. By doing so, the truth will be brought to light. Avoid avoidance. It’s not time to slip away. Be seen.
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Salvos Stores: Changing Lives Since 1883 To reinforce how strong the connection is between the operation of the Salvos Stores and the contribution they make to the Salvation Army programs, Salvos Stores are focusing on a campaign that shows how they have been actively changing lives in the community since 1883. To coincide with the current commercials on why diﬀerent groups of people shop at Salvos I thought I’d give it a go too… “Shopping at the local Salvos is like bird-watching. You aren’t entirely sure why you’re there and you have no idea you’ll be successful, but when you are, it’s euphoric. The best is when you ﬁnd hidden designer treasures, like great vintage pieces by Wrangler, Ralph Lauren, YSL and Lacoste. Also, you know whatever you ﬁnd has to be tough and durable – it’s managed to survive its life with its previous owner, and will undoubtedly last for you too. That’s why I shop at Salvos Stores.”
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Ricki-Lee Fashion Tour Not disappointing her die-hard music fans or her new fan-base of advice-hungry style-stalkers, Ricki-Lee brought the sass to the Myer Centre Adelaide on Fri Sep 21. While encouraging the crowd to step outside their comfort zone and be fearless with fashion trends such as neon, pastels and graphics for summer, Ricki-Lee also confessed that a root crimper is the secret to creating her highly-desirable voluminous hair style (so her hair
is full of secrets!). Ricki-Lee was unashamed to bring up some of her greatest fashion faux-pas, from transparent dresses (sans underwear) on the catwalk to how her Tina Tuner ‘fro on Australian Idol was completely her idea. This surely assured even the most apprehensive members of the audience to splash out this summer and try something new, as surely nothing can be more embarrassing than that… right?
For those stuck in the rush of the daily grind who don’t have time to go shopping, the Salvos have a solution. On Fri Sep 28 from 1pm-6pm, a pop-up Salvos Store will be set up at the Adelaide Railway Station stocked full of recycled and pre-loved goods that will help support the community and the environment. If you have some time to kill before the train leaves (or you’re caught in an Adelaide metro delay - likely) be sure to take a peek – you might just find your weekend outfit while doing so. The Salvos Pop-Up Store will be located at the Adelaide Railway Station on Fri Sep 28 from 1pm-6pm.
Rundle Mall Spring / Summer Parades Just as the Christmas Pageant heralds Christmas, the Rundle Mall Spring/ Summer Fashion Parades mark the return of warm weather and a new set of fashion trends to go with it. A plethora of retailers and boutiques from the Rundle Mall precinct took to the catwalk to preview what the best looks will be for the season (hint: bright colours, prints and graphics, sharp tailoring). Lisa McAskill hosted the parades on Friday and Saturday and introduced the live performances by Sarah Lloyde from The Voice on Friday and acoustic duo Lili & Luke on Saturday. Now all we need is the warm weather to stick around to put all these looks into practise! Also, be sure to pick up your copy of Unique, Rundle Mall’s style guide magazine to help you navigate this season’s fashion. Rundle Mall Spring/Summer Fashion Parade on Fri Sep 21 / Photos by Kristy DeLaine
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Paramount Transmission / MA / 96 Mins
Co-writer/director/producer/songcontributor Madonna’s feature début behind the camera is an ambitious, dreamily-toned piece that weirdly contrasts a ﬁctional modern-day plotline with the factual love story between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson from the early 1930s to 1972, and while it’s awkward, pretentious and perplexing the end result certainly isn’t as bad as you’re thinking, fearing - or hoping. The moneyed, Manhattan-residing ‘Wally’ Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) is obsessed with the story of ‘Wally’ Simpson (Andrea Riseborough), and keeps pondering the details of this twice-divorced Yank’s aﬀair with the King ( James D’Arcy), his legendary abdication and beyond, as her own vicious, drunken husband (Richard Coyle) starts abusing her and she gets hooked on the Sotheby’s auction house, where she catches the eye of a smouldering security guard named Evgeni (Oscar Isaac, rather good in a silly role). Eﬀective in ﬁts and starts (as when Simpson jitterbugs to an anachronistic Pretty Vacant by the Sex Pistols), but even Madge doesn’t quite dare ponder the supposed secret ‘truths’ behind Edward and Mrs Simpson’s burning bond: were they sadomasochists? Was it all about oral sex and partner-swapping? And did it have something to do with his feelings of inadequacy as he had a… um… you know, Your Smallness? The Material Dog
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Aussie author Radburn’s follow-up to last year’s The Crossing is more ambitious, encompassing several time periods and a wealth of themes political and emotional - without losing its psychodramatic tension. Apparently oﬀering a semi-autobiographical aspect (which certainly makes you wonder), this opens in 1983 when the adult Andy Walker realises that his past has returned with a vengeance, and then ﬂashes back to his youth in the late ‘50s with a drunken dad and torn-apart family and, later, his terrifying experience as a player in ‘The Game’, a violent ritual conducted by a former employer infected by what Andy calls ‘the bad stuﬀ ’. Thereafter we follow Andy through the years as he becomes a champion rower, gets married, fears conscription in the Vietnam War and more as, all the while, his trauma (and his arguable culpability in what comes later) hangs heavily in his soul. MDB
Lovely Molly Bob Dylan: Tales From A Golden Age
Roadshow / M / 113/118 Mins
Umbrella Music DVD / PG / 85 Mins
Another doco in the Under Review series, and from 2004, this moderately watchable study of Dylan from his youth until 1966 (and the much-theorised accident that left him either even more brilliant or totally barking mad) is best recommended to those who know little about the guy, as this reveals just about nothing that’s truly enlightening (note the don’t-blame-us opening subtitle saying that this isn’t authorised by Dylan or his legal team and will frustratingly feature none of his music). Beginning with Dylan’s childhood (he was born in 1941) and checking out his former residences and school in Minnesota, a number of school friends, a former English teacher and others are introduced before we start getting into his role in the rising early-‘60s folk scene and Dylan authors and experts oﬀer their two cents’ worth, and then, when Blowin’ In The Wind is ﬁnally discussed, and put forward as his true breakthrough, we don’t actually hear it (!), as the rights to play the song would break this one’s budget. And a proper one-on-one interview with the hardto-pin-down subject is never included, as surely Bob was oﬀ doing something non-starlike and esoteric at the time. Extras include an out-of-date Dylan discography and more. The Freewheelin’ Dog
Co-writer/director Eduardo Sánchez co-helmed The Blair Witch Project back in the day but, since that major (no, really) success, he’s had serious trouble getting projects oﬀ the ground and actually, you know, directing them (rather than just letting the cast run around babbling and screaming a lot). Here the newly-wed and reformed addict Molly (unknown Gretchen Lodge) moves into her former family home with trucker hubby Tim (unknown Johnny Lewis) and when he must leave for extended work commitments, starts seeing and hearing spooky things, as Sánchez tries hard to leave us unsure whether the house is haunted by the ghost of her late dad, or Molly is externalising the buried trauma of his drunken sexual abuse, and she rants, raves, stares at the wall for hours, videos ‘supernatural’ stuﬀ and, in sequences where you can feel Lodge’s extreme discomfort, gets her gear oﬀ and parades around. Perhaps not as poor as it could have been (there’s at least an attempt to give this a veneer of psychological respectability), and with moments, especially in the middle third, that prove vaguely eerie, Sánchez’s ﬁlm unfortunately, it must be said, features (spoilers?) one of the dumbest ﬁnal revelations in the history of horror movies. Lovely Doggy
Mental The Moochmore girls are certain they all suffer from some kind of undiagnosed mental illness – because if they’re not crazy then they’re just unpopular. When their mother Shirley suffers a nervous breakdown, her philandering husband Barry finds himself alone with five teenage girls he barely knows. Desperate, he impulsively picks up a hitchhiker named Shaz and installs her in his home as nanny to his daughters. Log onto ripitup.com.au and enter your details for your chance to win one of 10 double passes. Competition closes at midday on Thu Oct 4.
Muse Muse didn’t set out to make the most gloriously ambitious album of their career. The band who dreamt up Supermassive Black Hole, Knights Of Cydonia and the three-part Exogenesis symphony were already wellversed in going ‘one louder’. Any wilder and Muse would risk incineration by a dwarf star of their own making. But you don’t become one of the biggest bands on this planet by sitting on your hands, so The 2nd Law is the album Muse wanted to make. We’ve got five copies of The 2nd Law up for grabs. Log onto ripitup.com.au and enter your details for your chance to win. Competition closes at midday on Thu Oct 4.
Circus Incognitus Windmill Theatre have enticed award winning Canadian-born acrobatic clown Jamie Adkins (a former Cirque du Soleil soloist along with being a member of Montréal’s Cirque Éloize) to present Circus Incognitus during the school holidays. The show is suitable for those aged ﬁve and over and tells the tale, via acrobatics, juggling and other assorted circus antics, of a man who has something to say but can’t quite get it out due to his fear of speaking in public. To overcome this, he becomes creative and ﬁnds some magical solutions to his problems. “It’s a show I’ve been doing for ﬁve years now,” Adkins says from just outside the Canadian capital of Ottawa. “And the inspiration came from a clown show I did called Typo. That was about a clown trying to write a show and this is kind of the sequel – although you don’t have to have seen Typo to enjoy Circus Incognitus – and this version begins with me coming on stage with a ﬂashlight and discovering the audience. Hilarity ensues from there.” YouTube footage suggests that Circus Incognitus has a gentle kind of humour. “And it’s pretty low-key because I tend to under-play everything,” Adkins laughs. “A lot of performers, especially clowns, try to make everything bigger but I try to make everything smaller. So I do a routine on a rope but the rope is only secondary to what’s going on.” Adkins got into performing while living
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in San Diego in the US. “I saw a lot of street performers when I was 13 and immediately knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life,” he says. “So, at 16, I began doing street performances but soon realised it was deﬁnitely not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I did enjoy performing but more then anything I enjoyed getting laughs. So I used my skills to elicit laughter more so than applause. “I then joined a circus while I was trying to ﬁgure out what I was as a performer, although I’ve never worked in a circus with animals. And I’ve never worked in a tent.” Not even with Cirque Du Soleil? “Well, that show wasn’t in their big top,” he laughs. “It was in a theatre in New York.” Circus Incognitus is suitable for those of all ages. “And because there are very few words spoken and they are not important anyway, I
can also easily perform it internationally. So I’ve now performed it in over 20 countries and everyone gets it because humour and primitive physical theatre is quite universal. “And sometimes I’ll do something and the children will all laugh and then the adults will laugh a few seconds later,” Adkins enthuses. “But there will be other times where everyone laughs together. “And parents enjoy the show because they can watch their little ones laugh and then laugh at some of the more subtle jokes that might go over the heads of the kids,” he concludes. WHAT: Circus Incognitus WHERE: Her Majesty’s Theatre WHEN: Tue Oct 2 until Sat Oct 6 Book at BASS
Your guide to the student experience. Last week I had one of those game-changing moments where everything changes and shit gets real – I graduated. Well, to be fair, I technically graduated when my graduation application was approved and I wasn’t so pumped for what would surely be a pompous and ritualistic ceremony. That all changed. Everything they say about ‘having your moment’ is true – and so it should be. Everyone in that room pursued their passion for the last few years, making countless sacrifices along the way to ensure they get that piece of paper and should be congratulated a million times over. Looking back at when I started my degrees and the epic journey that has occurred since 2008, it’s a little overwhelming. I learnt a shitload. And someday in the future, may go back and learn a shitload more. I wish I did a student exchange, but don’t regret doing a complicated degree plan that would have made it impossible. I met some amazing people and some complete
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Still riding off a high from the Olympics, the 2012 WorldSkills Australia ‘Ultimate Skills Challenge’ saw skilled young apprentices from around the country battle it out to find out who is the best in the business (literally). The three-day competition from Thu Aug 30 to Sat Sep 1 at Sydney Showground saw over 500 competitors compete in over 50 skill categories to win both a shiny medal and national title. South Australia snapped up seven medals with three gold at the competition, with Stephen Beelitz for fitting, Justin Halliday for painting and decorating and Jarred Denning for plastering. Remember these names when booking your next home reno as they are literally the best in Australia.
NIDA Enrolments And New Staging Degree Thinking it might be easier to rob a casino than to get into NIDA to do a course to learn how to act to get cast in a movie about robbing a casino? On second thoughts, think you’re more of a behind-the-scenes kind of personal anyway, and a career in NIDA’s new Bachelor Of Dramatic Arts (Staging) is more your thing? Either way, you’re going to have to apply to NIDA and luckily applications are still open. The new Staging degree is the only one of its kind in Australia and is designed to help students succeed in all areas of the often tricky world of staging, with industry professionals helping students apply principles of science, engineering, construction and communication performances
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Seriously. Winners will advance to the 2013 WorldSkills International Competition in Germany as a part of the Skillaroos, who are currently ranked seventh most skilled in the world out of 60 competition countries. Perhaps the International Competition Mascot Factory got mixed up when making the London 2012 mascots, as I’m pretty sure Wenlock and Mandeville, the iron-ore Cyclops that make kids cry, are more suitable to a competition that actually uses metal and industrial labour in its competition. Just saying. For more info about WorldSkills Australia and their competitions visit worldskills.org.au.
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to live performance environments. If you think employment opportunities may be a little low, you’ll be equipped to work in live performance environments such as theatres, outdoor venues, music and cultural events and festivals as well as film and television. Considering we live in the festival state, you may find yourself somewhat in demand. NIDA’s 2013 undergraduate programs in Staging, Acting, Design, Production, Costume and Properties and graduate programs in Playwriting and Directing are open for application until Sun Sep 30. See nida. edu.au for more info about the application process.
$3 Pints At The Metro I’m not making any insinuations that drinking and returning from holidays go hand-in-hand, let’s just say having a group project meeting at the pub will surely stimulate ideas and flow of conversation. What perfect time to get cracking into the workload than midweek? Without Van Wilder on campus, the Metro have kindly filled the void and provided
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. $3 pints every Wednesday from 9pm until the lines run out – so whether you’re getting shit done or blowing off steam, you definitely won’t be making multiple trips to the ATM. The Hotel Metropolitan is located at 46 Grote St, Adelaide. $3 pints are available every Wednesday until the lines run out.
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CD Of The Week
The Rubens (Ivy League)
Collarbones Hypothermia (Two Bright Lakes/Remote Control)
One of the strangely scary symptoms of hypothermia is a sudden feeling of extreme heat despite the grave conditions at hand. Those not interested in ascending Annapurna to experience such a deathly state might ﬁnd Collarbones’ Hypothermia oﬀers a similarly illusory feeling of warmth within an icy environment. Like Yeasayer, Collarbones’ soulful vocals bring humanity to proceedings despite the detached electronica that eddies below. If you like Grimes’ frantic beats and giddy synths but ﬁnd her too much of a kook for you, try poppin’ ya Collar. They’ll be closing a Laneway stage before you know it.
The Mark Of Cain
Heart Of Stone
Disciplined types know that in order to break beyond physical and mental barriers, sometimes your best adversary is yourself. The Mark Of Cain know all about pushing through limits, with November’s intense album Songs Of The Third And Fifth taking a challenging decade to complete. New single Heart Of Stone has been sketched, sewn, pasted and ornately pulled together like the painstaking craftsmanship of John Doe’s diaries in Se7en, with only a negligibly lower body count. The melodic yet haunted force of John Scott’s lyrics suggests he’s lost as many battles with the guy in the mirror as he’s won, with the unsettling result sounding like Ian Curtis fronting Soundgarden.
The Invincible Summer Runaway/To The Sky (Independent)
The last Aussie band namedropping a revered European writer in their press release copped a hiding in this column for letting literary pretension take priority over musical precision. Despite referencing Albert Camus in their bio’s ﬁrst existential breath, The Invisible Summer have backed it up with a synth-tillating double A-side trip. Runaway and To The Sky are standing on a (1980s) beach, with a windsurfer under one arm and Choc Wedge in the other. If Donnie Darko ever gets remade in Bondi, these guys would do a delectably dreamy score.
Christina Aguilera Your Body (Sony)
‘If you don’t know where to go, I’ll ﬁnish oﬀ on my own.’ This eyebrow-raising line Christina Aguilera moans on the underwhelming Your Body could well be a reference to casual sex, but judging from the sated-sow-caught-in-a-mosquito-net cover art for the single it’s also possible Ms Aguilera’s just daydreaming about a date at KFC. Mmm… Nuggety box.
As the gold pictograms embossed on Sun’s sleeve suggest, there are secrets embedded deep within conﬂicted songwriter Chan Marshall that would need a special Cat Power Rosetta Stone to unlock. Even so, Sun paints a far less cracked and cryptic portrait of the performer, with Marshall overcoming her split from partner Giovanni Ribisi with an album ﬁlled with brilliant moments
rarely requiring a mystical code-breaker. Not only does Sun maintain the hypnotic, shamanic touch of Cat Power’s Melbourne-recorded Moon Pix, an old friend from that 1998 breakthrough release also returns to the drum stool. The Dirty Three’s Jim White lends his percussive hand to the Dylanesque visions of Ruin, although Marshall plays the major proportion of Sun’s instruments herself. Part Patti Smith road poetry, part smoke-ﬁltered Beth Orton seduction, Sun is a diverse crosscountry trip. Human Being wafts into Fleetwood Mac territory (right down to Marshall’s double-tracked vocals combining the dark of Stevie Nicks with the light of Christine McVie), while 3, 6, 9 slinks like the Cat’s on heat, with Marshall’s Auto-Tuned ‘fuck me’ outro whisper an eyebrow-raising twist. Best of all is Nothin’ But Time, a beautiful open letter of guidance to Ribisi’s teen daughter Lucia that includes Iggy Pop adding grandfatherly timbre. If the initial spine-tingling moments of opener Cherokee suggest Sun is going to be formidable, the loose and jangling ﬂow of closing track Peace And Love conﬁrms it’s one of the year’s best. Sun is shining. Scott McLennan
A Reuben is actually a hot sandwich, complete with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and corned beef. I’m happy to report there is nothing beefy or corny about the real Rubens; a sexy sandwich of blues and indie rock. Frontman Sam Margin has one of the sexiest voices going around. It has the ability to slowly unbutton your shirt and let it slide oﬀ your chest. Before you know it, you’re standing in your room, naked, listening The Rubens, with a ridiculously huge grin smeared across your dopey face. Gold. The Rubens hail from sunny Menangle, New South Wales, a place that also happens to sound like the name of a Smurf. The band’s self-titled debut album includes their hit that sent Triple J Unearthed crazy, Lay It Down. With this release, The Rubens are deﬁnitely laying down the sounds. Track after track, you cannot help but to enjoy every tune - if that’s even possible. Made up of three brothers and a childhood friend, these kids are about to kick oﬀ on album touring adventures, hitting up the Governor Hindmarsh on Sat Sep 29. Upon listening to these sexy tunes, you’d be a drong-nut not to check them out. Either that or go order yourself a Reuben. Sharni Honor
Tim Rogers & Catherine Britt The Governor Hindmarsh, Thu Sep 20 Review by Rob Lyon Pics by Kristy DeLaine
You Am I frontman Tim Rogers hardly needs an introduction, with this solo tour oﬀering another top shelf performance. The Gov was in cabaret mode (with tables and chairs taking up a lot of the ﬂoor) for punters to experience new album Rogers Plays Rogerstein. Normally tours with Rogers’ ‘other’ band would be packed to the rafters, so it is diﬃcult to understand why the Melbourne musician’s own tours don’t attract similar numbers, as they are just as entertaining. “It’s a pleasure to be playing for you this evening,” Rogers comments after opening with back-to-back hits All Or Nothing, Part Time Dads and Jimmy’s Delicate Condition. With the low-key build-up, Rogers cranks it up a notch on Go On Out, Get Back Home before unleashing some trademark Rogers banter: “Alcoholism, isn’t it great?! From Melbourne town to New York City my Ruby gal is so goddamn pretty.” Rogers’ band was superb, with Shane ‘Skunk’ O’Mara on guitar, Cameron Bruce on keys and Gus Agars on drums. In the key of D Goldﬁeld Blues proved fantastic, as did Vampires (from the limited edition seven inch single of the same name). Rogers referred to himself as an old “queen” and attempted to stop punters looking
Reviews // Quick Ones
The Truth About Love
Days Go By (Sony/Columbia)
‘Hey get rhythm, when you get the blues.’ Railroad rhythms and smoky harmonic sounds… Why, is that a young Johnny Cash I hear? Well no, it’s obviously not Johnny Cash, you silly buﬀoon. It’s James Thomson. Born and raised in the joyous state of New South Wales, Thommo now brings a self-titled collection of tunes to the mix. What begins as country rhythms soon explores some fresher sounds. As you take yourself deeper into the record, you ﬁnd yourself taking part in Thompson’s development as an artist from track one through to 15. The more the tracks progress, the more accessible this record becomes, evolving into an archive of compelling stories and some lovely folk tune-sicles. It appears as though this man has one pretty special female specimen in his life, with tunes weaving in and out of love. There are tales of loss, longing, lust and a whole lot of other words that start with L. A country man at heart, get a whiﬀ of this fresh crop of talent in the ﬁelds of country, folk and blues. Go on, have a plough. Sharni Honor
at him by suggesting “you’re boring a hole in my suit”. He even dropped an Adelaide reference about stealing his brother’s record collection in Unley Park into My Brother’s Room. New material was the name of the game but there were well-selected You Am I classics and covers sprinkled throughout the set. “This is the soundtrack to every wife swapping party in Adelaide,” Rogers remarked before cutting loose in some sort of Doors-meets-Velvet Underground jam with very vague - and I mean very vague lyrics about ﬁlm school and damn Indians. Popular tunes oﬀ the Tim Rogers & The Twin Set album What Rhymes With Cars And Girls went down a treat, with I Left My Heart All Over The Place morphing into the Elvis Costello cover Girls Talk – gold! The encore kicked oﬀ with stunning support act Catherine Britt lending a hand on Walking Past The Bars. “We’re not in this business to sell shit - but in fact we are,” Rogers quips, spruiking his latest album. He thanks Adelaide for listening or, if they weren’t listening, for their body heat. The ‘holy fuck!’ moment of the set was the Bob Dylan cover Boots Of Spanish Leather. Coincidentally it was Rogers’ birthday so there was a birthday sing-along and the blowing out of a candle on the cake brought out by Britt. Another cover Gone, Gone, Gone (The Everly Brothers) featuring Britt was great, before ripping into Let’s Be Dreadful. Rogers jumped out into the crowd and shook everyone’s hand – yep, even the punters picking up a drink at the bar. A great night.
Back in 2007, Expatriate were on the cusp of something big, touring the country over and over both in their own right or with big names like Powderﬁnger. Their debut In The Midst Of This had some killer tunes and one would have thought it would only be a matter of time before they would gain the attention they so deserved. Their next move of heading overseas and touring Europe seemed a wise choice, especially supporting the likes of Placebo. So where did it all go wrong? Five years for a follow-up album is far too long and Hyper/Hearts proves bitterly disappointing. It seems as if the life has been well and truly sucked right out of the Sydney band’s album, with the release sounding quite ‘samey’ throughout. The songs aren’t bad, but I was expecting a lot more from these talented chaps. Expatriate’s time spent living in Europe is a huge inﬂuence here. Miracle Mile is a strong opener with an anthemic chorus built for a live show, but as the subsequent tracks pass by they don’t prove to be all that memorable. Do You Remember and It’s You are reasonable, but it’s a little to plain Jane for my liking. Sad! While no one is asking Expatriate to repeat the same moves of their debut, from my perspective they’ve lost their way here - they need to go back and look at what made them great to begin with. Rob Lyon
It might be mere coincidence that P!nk resembles ‘80s pop star Cyndi Lauper on the cover of sixth album The Truth About Love, but the pair share parallels. Both obstinate artists have taken their brand of cheeky, skewed and thoughtful pop to the top of the charts rather than submitting to Svengali moulding. Their crazy hair might have initially grabbed them the spotlight, but their knack for taking pop beyond the bland ensured they stayed there – both even scored Aussie top 10s with songs about masturbation in the process. Although the unbeatable spunk of Blow Me (One Last Kiss) and the stadiumsized Try have set a high standard for The Truth About Love, not all 13 tracks from the young mum are as individually compelling. Sole Max Martin co-write Slut Like You is Blur’s Song 2 for the sexting generation, while Lily Rose Cooper (nee Allen)’s guest appearance on True Love is the wettest Transatlantic union since Chris Martin married Brad Pitt’s ex. Despite the misﬁres, The Truth About Love sticks close to a well-established blueprint. P!nk deftly skips through her guises – potty-mouthed provocateur, bruised balladeer (the militant Some Girls pulse of Where Did The Beat Go?) and empowered strutter – and generally delivers the goods, time after time. Scott McLennan
Epic fail! Seriously, Oﬀspring fans should be shaking their heads in dismay with this steaming hot turd. They’ve been treating their early fans with some contempt for quite some time now, with the abandonment of their Californian punk roots in the pursuit of the corporate dollar. Days Go By sees another tired old band trying to pull another trick out of the kit bag. This album lacks punch and the raw energy of the likes of Come Out And Play and Self Esteem, the songs from 1994’s breakthrough Smash which made them so great in the ﬁrst place. The well is clearly dry. California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk) is straight out terrible - equally as annoying as Pretty Fly (For A White Guy). There is nothing memorable about this album and I’d rather try and pull my eyes out than have to endure this again. Rob Lyon
The Cast Of Cheers Family (Co Op)
Remember how awesome Kaiser Chiefs’ debut album, Employment, was? While their music hasn’t exactly aged well, their observational humour and punchy, post-Britpop sound perfectly encapsulated the musical climate of the mid-2000s. Ireland’s The Cast Of Cheers sound like the bastard oﬀspring of Kaiser Chiefs and Foals. The lyrics are silly, but sometimes poignant, and there are lots of arpeggiated guitar riﬀs. The end result isn’t the freshest produce on the market, but the fuzzy guitardriven pop is highly danceable. A bit of borrowing and a liberal amount of their own wacky spice makes Family, their debut, one that perfectly encapsulates the sound of 2012. Will The Cast Of Cheers be looked upon fondly in the coming years? Will the band age gracefully like Ted Danson? Or are they destined to have a career as rocky as Kirstie Alley’s weight? Only ﬁckle fans will tell… Ryan Lynch
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Format Great Band Party Some of Adelaide’s ﬁnest underground acts and exports Big Richard Insect, Matt Banham, Summer Flake, No Action (pictured) and Xixi will perform at Format as part of Format Festival on Fri Oct 5 alongside Sydney’s Good Heavens. You can get your tickets from the door from 7.30pm.
Fake Tan At Two Ships In one of the last weekends for Two Ships, this Thu Sep 27 three local bands will wave fond a farewell with some live performance. Adelaide underground favourites Fake Tan, The Honey Pies and Swimming are the acts of the night, set to conquer one last time. Really cheap tickets will be available at the door, so go and pay your respects as we sadly say goodbye to our favourite musical basement.
After meeting online in a music forum back when they were still in high school, state-crossing electronic duo Collarbones have since gone on to become underground pioneers of their genre. It’s been a year and a fruitful few months of touring since the twosome released their successful debut album Iconography, with the skilful gents now preparing to unveil their highly-awaited second album that “laments the death of their ‘90s idols”, Die Young. Rip It Up chats to the man behind Collarbones’ signature looping synths – Adelaide’s home-grown Travis Cook - about the newfound “poppy” sound in Die Young. “I think perspective-wise this album [Die Young] is a lot more personal. In the ﬁrst album the lyrics were very abstract, even the songs had a lot of ambient segues and stuﬀ, whereas Die Young is a bit more upfront and poppy. Most of the album is full of R&B ballads but with an oﬀ-kilter bent to it,” Cook oﬀers. While Iconography pulled listeners’ heads into a conch shell of swirling, synthy, grimy sonics, Die Young, according to Cook, has gone in a more upbeat direction. A One Direction direction to be precise. “Marcus [Whale, vocalist] has vocals on pretty much every song, and they are quite high in the mix too so it’s kind of like our transition album into becoming One
Direction basically,” he laughs. “I joke, but there’s an element of seriousness too. Marcus has become kind of a diva, in a good way.” Like their ﬁrst record, the duo again selfproduced the album. Thanks to the powers of technology, they ﬁne-tuned the tracks via online transfers in random locations such as during an Adelaide Metro bus trip into town. “Some of the album was produced in person, but most of it was done over the internet,” he says. “One of the songs, Cocoon, was mainly constructed in Adelaide in my bedroom and then on a bus with Marcus giving me lyrics and me doing alterations,” he jests. “The title track Die Young was also originally a beat that I did on my own, but we later decided to make it into a fully ﬂedged Collarbones song.” One of the most interesting aspects about Die Young, however, is the impressive list of collaborations on it. Collarbones have whetted their live aplomb over the past 18 months with supports for acts like Ghoul, Oscar ‘N’ Martin and even a performance at Parklife Festival. The exposure has allowed them to befriend many like-minded musical types, some of whom they employed on Die Young in the form of some interesting collaborations. “We collaborated with a guy called Guerre from Sydney on Hypothermia and then another guy called HTML Flowers, who we tend to hang out with a lot when we’re interstate,” he says. “He does a rap on the title track actually, which is a new thing. I never thought we’d do it ourselves, and he was good. He has a very interesting
accent I think, it kind of stops it [the rap] from veering into Aussie hip hop territory because he’s from Illinois. So yeah, something new.” If anything, Collarbones’ method of penning and recording serves as the pinnacle of contemporary music making. If you think about it, it’s incredibly savvy that a former marketing degree undergraduate could construct two entire albums through emails. But then again, Cook’s been dabbling with this sort of thing since he was a teenager. “I’ve been making music since I was 12-13 or so seriously, but it never really was that serious because it was just my solo stuﬀ and I didn’t really care about it. But having Marcus as a sounding board gives me a reason to care about it a bit more. And now it’s getting more legitimate. Collarbones has made me take [music] a bit more seriously.” Can we ever expect any of his pre-teen eﬀorts to surface on a Collarbones B-side? “Oh, I hope not. All of them were... jokes. They were completely ridiculous. I did a track when I was 13 years old called Come Over Here Young Child in which I was impersonating a grandmother’s voice,” he pauses, allowing for the laughably inappropriate connotations of such a title to sink in. “Songs like that could portray me as quite a disturbed individual,” he laughs.
WHO: Collarbones, Gold Bloom & Brokers WHAT: Die Young (Two Bright Lakes) WHERE: Rocket Bar WHEN: Fri Oct 5
Monkey Puzzle Tree & More Adelaide bands Monkey Puzzle Tree, Sasha & The Dawnhorse and Brenton Menser will hit the Hotel Metro on Fri Sep 28 for a night of local tunes. The doors open at 9pm.
Semaphore Record Fair This Sun Sep 30 the Masonic Hall in Semaphore will be ﬁlled with crates upon crates of vinyl records, CDs, music books, DVDs, memorabilia and more for the third annual Semaphore Record Fair. There will be 28 traders selling stock from 10am until 5pm with free entry, head to 66 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore.
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