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Editor’s Note// This year’s Big Day Out main stages will be closed by a holy trinity arguably offering the most exciting BDO finale since 2008’s Rage Against The Machine/Bjork/Arcade Fire showdown. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ show at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in 1996 was the first time this wide-eyed teen had seen musical royalty up close. When guitarist Dave Navarro kicked over a lamp and it shattered right in front of us, we were excited at how close we were to being blinded by a bona fide rock star! A decade later and I’m again up the front for Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ debut show at the Governor Hindmarsh. The 2006 performance was a sweaty, electric blitz, yet the band also proved wonderfully genial when they signed autographs and chatted with fans after the show. Such polite little art stars. Having first given us an exhilarating 45-minute taste of their wares at Thebarton Theatre in December 2004, The Killers returned with even more panoramic clout at the BDO in 2007. After the show I almost bumped into the Las Vegas band as they came around a Gouger St corner, flanked by Muse and The Vines. Swaggering along like they were kick-arse gunslingers from The Magnificent Seven, it’s the sort of brain-melting sight you only see when the Big Day Out comes to town. There are amazing memories just waiting to be made at this year’s Big Day Out. For those about to rock, we salute you.
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Catch the Sydneysiders at Grote St’s Hotel Metro on Sun Jan 27 with Melbourne’s Constant Mongrel along with Wirehead and Bruff Superior.
Bend beyond and head to Format on Thu Jan 24 to catch Jeremy Earl’s psychedelic pop marvels with Summerflake, Wild Oats and Big Richard Insect.
Catch San Franciscan Hunx and his band of female punks on Sat Jan 26 at Grote St’s Hotel Metro for what is set to be a totally outrageous show with Rules Of Third.
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Melbourne’s petite pop purveyor will play Thebarton’s Wheatsheaf Hotel from 4pm on Sun Jan 27 with Super XX Man, who comes from Portland, Oregon, via Melbourne.
See the Australian movie musical featuring Missy Higgins when it screens as a free entry outdoor cinema event from 7.30pm on Sat Jan 26 at St Clair Reserve, Woodville.
Catch the veteran Aussie blues combo at the Governor Hindmarsh on Fri Jan 25 and also at Old Clarendon Inn on Sat Jan 26 with locals The Streamliners opening at both gigs.
Speeding along this week... KRUSH KLINIC – taking place at Longview Vineyard, Macclesfield, from noon until 7pm on Sun Jan 27 with wine, food, DJs and prizes.
RORY ELLIS – catch the big, rootsy fella from rural Victoria when he launches his latest album, Twisted Willow, at Gilbert St’s Gilbert Hotel on Thu Jan 24.
VICIOUS CIRCLE – experience the Melbourne hardcore punk legends when they hit Thebarton’s Forresters & Squatters Arms Hotel on Sat Jan 26.
DAVID GARNHAM & THE REASONS TO LIVE – see the NT songwriter and his alternative country band with local lass Kelly Menhennett at Thebarton’s Wheatsheaf Hotel on Fri Jan 25.
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Carn The Crows Nobunny, Nohunny Yes, it’s agreed. That image is terrifying. Coined as the “ultimate mythical mischief maker”, Nobunny’s first time touring Australia in his 12-year career will surely be as intriguing as well as potentially uncomforting, with pink briefs, sweat, crowd-surfing and wardrobe malfunctions guaranteed. The bunny himself, Hunx & His Punx guitarist Justin Champlin,
has made the transition from mock-Elvis impersonator to animal impersonator all too easily, with fans lapping up his unique brand of “garage bubblegum insanity”, including latest offering, First Blood. Too established to be a gimmick, too weird to take your girlfriend, check Nobunny out at the Lost City Festival at Tuxedo Cat on Sat Feb 2 if you dare.
Hi Ho, Silverstein With over 1500 shows played in over 34 countries and seven studio albums since 2000, Silverstein are surely the pack-horse of the post-hardcore scene. They return to Australia to tour their latest album, This Is How The Wind Shifts, with only a short break following their Rescue tour last June. Joining Silverstein are Atlanta six-piece Issues, who are short of issues after the anticipated release of their
debut EP Black Diamonds. However, lead singer Tyler Carter probably shouldn’t have stated that, “We are all Black Diamonds in the rough. Our fans are Black Diamonds as well” if he didn’t want to be mocked in Rip It Up this early in his career. See how Silverstein shift wind and what issues Issues have when they play at Fowler’s Live on Tue Apr 13. Tickets are available via VenueTix.
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Coinciding with an appearance at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, multi-platinum modern rockers Counting Crows will also be gracing Adelaide as a part of their first national headlining tour since 2004. Their fifth-studio album Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) takes the San Franciscan seven-piece in a different direction, featuring 15 interpretations of songs from the 1960s to 2012, honouring lesser-known tracks from a diverse range of artists including Bob Dylan, The Faces and Travis. Although their 1993 debut went seven-times platinum, perhaps the Mr Jones band is best known for their work on the soundtracks to delightfully tacky films including Shrek 2’s Accidentally In Love, Two Weeks Notice’s Big Yellow Taxi and Cruel Intentions’ Colourblind. Let’s hope they relive some ‘90s and early naughties cinematic joy when they play at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Sat Apr 16, with info and tickets available from livenation.com.au.
Going against the logic of their moniker, THE PRESETS have abandoned their pre-confirmed venue of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, now playing at HQ on Tue Feb 5. Still joining the Ghosts dance duo on their first nation tour since 2009 are pop prodigies Parachute Youth and Light Year. All current tickets are still valid, but ticket holders can make inquiries about the change at Ticketek.
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After using everything from bedrooms to storage facilities across Australia as makeshift studios while touring with the likes of Whitest Boy Alive and Wavves, GUNG HO are finally ready to release their debut EP Anywhere Else. To experience the Brisbanebased duo’s DIY-aesthetic onstage, catch them at Rocket Bar on Fri Feb 22, with tickets available at the door.
Necks Minnit Preparation isn’t always key, especially when you’re world-famous improvisers The Necks, who are renowned for creating immersive, hypnotic concert experiences over two completely improvised one-hour sets. These professional jammers are now Australian cult legends, although the claim they can “create sound mountains out of thin air” is a pretty large one. With 2012 seeing their Aether album added to The Australian National Registry Of Recorded Sound, and their legendary first album – the legendarily-named Sex – re-released, this tour will no doubt be an opportunity to see The Necks still in their prime when they visit the Governor Hindmarsh on Sun Feb 3.
After the success of their sold out Times And Space EP Melbourne launch night in November last year, local folk/Latin act SIMON HUDSON BAND are returning to their hometown of Adelaide for its own launch. Revel in the EP’s success story, with all released tracks currently in the Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts’ top five - including Your Boat at number two - when they play at the Hotel Metropolitan on Thu Jan 31, the Singing Gallery on Fri Feb 1, the Governor Hindmarsh on Sat Feb 2 and Suzie Wong’s Room on Sun Feb 3.
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The Unforgettable Fire As the promotion for Foals’ third album Holy Fire ramps up, it’s become apparent from press shots there’s a notable new addition to the Oxford quintet. No, it’s not an extra member – it’s a mystical, ubiquitous jacket that frontman Yannis Philippakis currently has an unhealthy attachment to. Oh man, he’s got a couple of those things,” bassist Walter Gerver laughs. “I think they’re horrendous – I call them his drug cartel jackets. They make him look like an Eastern European arms dealer. The thing about Yannis is that he buys these jackets as a joke and everyone laughs at how disgusting they are, but then he’ll actually start wearing them. Somehow he manages to pull them off ! That one was actually from Birmingham, so it’s not terribly exotic, I’m afraid!” Despite modelling the drug cartel look this summer, Philippakis actually swore off marijuana during Holy Fire’s creative process. “For him, [smoking] was always something on tour, so we’ll see if he starts sparking up again or not,” Gerver says. “The way we were working, he didn’t miss it and he didn’t feel like he needed it to write, so it’s good not having to rely on something like that. I don’t think it influences the album though – it’s definitely not our ‘sober’ record, if you know what I mean. It’s just without weed…” It was in Australia that Foals initially threw around ideas for a third album. Prior to their electrifying Laneway Festival performances of 2011 in support of their Mercury Awardnominated Total Life Forever, the band spent a few weeks in Sydney’s Studios 301. Gerver
now admits that none of the songs demoed with Lost Valentinos’ Jono Ma during this stint actually made it to Holy Fire. “They didn’t, but quite a few ideas from there were taken into different songs. That time was basically just a chance for us to hang out with Jono Ma and go swimming every day – it was a working holiday, if you know what I mean.” Despite early indications pointing to Holy Fire taking the progressive musicians in an electronic direction, the album has emerged as an atmospheric evolution. From the soul ache of Stepson and the yearning guitar harmonics of Moon through to Late Night’s wonderful warm glow, it seems the band have been inspired by everyone from Fleetwood Mac and Happy Mondays through to U2. With Holy Fire finding über-producers Alan Moulder and Flood working together with Foals for the first time, the result is an epic, layered soundscape. Veterans of iconic albums by Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and Smashing Pumpkins, the English duo ensure Foals basically have indie royalty at the mixing desk. “It’s been such a pleasurable experience – they have been so great. It sounds quite sappy but it was kind of a dream team to be working with them both and it was humbling for us to know that they wanted to work on this album together. They were obviously looking for a project as a co-production again and all of a sudden they were down in our tiny studio in Oxford doing pre-production, hearing the songs. That was early on last year and it all started to seem quite real, so we were getting quite excited. It was a joy working with them – we really learnt quite a lot, but we also hadn’t realised how much we’d learnt as a band making the two records before. It was a pretty level ground – everyone had their
say and it wasn’t like Flood and Moulder just walked in and said, ‘This is how it’s going to be – play the record this way’. It was a very democratic experience of trusting each other. There were eight people on the album and everyone had their say.” As a big fan of Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins, Gerver had to bite his tongue to quell the excitable fan in him harassing the producers. “My favourite album of all time is Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, so I was always hassling them both with questions about that. Even more recently it took me a while to come around to the PJ Harvey album that Flood worked on before ours – Let England Shake, which won a Mercury Prize - but it passed me by at the time. It’s actually strange listening to it now and imagining Flood making it, since you can hear his influence on stuff. It’s been really interesting as musicians to listen back to records that they were behind the desk for and hearing things in songs you had never noticed before but after working with them you now pick up on.”
“I saw Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood going around Sainsbury’s a couple of years ago and he looked like a lost little boy.” Almost five years since the release of their debut Antidotes, Foals’ rhythmic glories have enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim while also taking them everywhere from Mexico to Malawi. When he’s not touring the globe, Gerver attempts to maintain a seminormal existence back home in Oxford. He
War Of Words UK newspaper Metro ran a Foals interview in December that called frontman Yannis Philippakis “tremendously rude, faintly patronising and amusingly self-centred”. So does Walter Gerver agree with any of these accusations? “That was funny!” Gerver laughs. “Since there’s not been that much press out yet for Holy Fire I got home at Christmas and my whole family had read that one interview. I had to explain to them he wasn’t always like that and he was just having a bad day! To be honest, Yannis’ patience with some journalists wears pretty thin for him after all these years and if someone catches him on a bad day he’s not going to play up for them. I think the interviewer was asking questions we answered eight years ago, which was just boring. Yannis is honest and frank and if he doesn’t like you he’ll let you know about it.”
chuckles when he sees members of another internationally acclaimed band from Oxford trying to do the same. “You see the members of Radiohead around fairly frequently as Oxford is a pretty small town and they all still have houses there. I saw Jonny Greenwood going around Sainsbury’s a couple of years ago and he looked like a lost little boy, picking up bits of fruit and inspecting them! He’s only human…” WHO: Foals WHAT: Holy Fire (Warner) out Fri Feb 8 WHERE: Big Day Out, Adelaide Showground WHEN: Fri Jan 25
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Movers And Shakers There’s something tempered and assured about Heath Fogg’s voice that instantly brings every southern American deep-fried drawling cliché to mind. It’s also saturated with sincerity and thanks for the blessings that he and his bandmates have experienced as part of Alabama Shakes. Just don’t mention the long-haul flights. Everybody’s kind of leery about the flight over there,” the guitarist says. “I’ve heard different numbers thrown out, the latest I think was from LA to wherever we’re going in Australia first is like a 12-hour flight, which seems crazy to me. But I’ll definitely do it because you don’t get many opportunities to go to Australia.” It’s a mere four years since Fogg was playing in a local covers band, looking for some other musos to help them out with shows. Now they’re travelling to Australia for the 2013 Big Days Out. “I was playing with another band – we were like a bar band, we weren’t really doing much. Some of the guys in the band had kids so we were just playing as much as we could, playing a bunch of David Bowie covers and T Rex, stuff like that, just having fun. We had local gig so we got Zac [Cockrell – bass] to bring in Steve [ Johnson – drums] to play some shows with us and they just asked if I would help out on guitar and that’s how I got to be involved with the Shakes. I mean big picture, we’ve been fortunate.” Fogg seems acutely aware of just how lucky the band have been, coming from such humble beginnings to massive festivals and unrelenting requests for endorsements and use of their music. The guitarist says it’s all happened so quickly it can sometimes seem a
bit unreal. “We try to be as [democratic] as possible – things don’t really work when we’re not agreeing on stuff. Brittany [Howard – vocalist] may take the majority of the lyrics, but Steve and I will write a little bit as well. Usually, things go better when she just writes the lyrics though; she can convey what she’s trying to say better than we could. “When it comes to licensing music and stuff like that, that’s the four of us in the band [deciding whether to accept]. Usually the answer’s no, as much as we can afford. We get some funny offers, that’s for sure. We got asked to have a song in a commercial for Jessica Simpson’s line of jewellery. That one we had to turn down. I mean, we’re trying to make a living so I don’t think you have to believe in every single thing you endorse, but we just had to turn that one down. She’s doing alright without us, that’s for sure.” The Shakes are doing alright themselves, with the Big Day Out as well as solo sideshows on their schedule while in Australia. “I’m thankful for the big festival gigs, that’s for sure. Sometimes I feel unnatural when I know there’s big screens and stuff like that. It seems like everything’s filmed, too – there are always cameras. I think cameras make me nervous so sometimes the big shows just feel a little unnatural, but you look out and you see 20,000 people singing, it’s one of the great thrills.” Often drawing comparisons to The Black Keys and other ‘60s R&B revivalists, the distinct vocals from frontwoman Brittany Howard as well as the fuzz bomb riffs and catchy guitar hooks make the Shakes’ sound stand out from the pack. It’s a genre they’ve worked towards perfecting, and one they’re happy to sit within. “When we were starting out and starting to get a little attention, we didn’t want to say we’re a classic R&B revival band, because
Alabama Shakes andmaker by Kristy W honestly we just didn’t want Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings to hear that we were trying to steal their thunder or something like that. They’ve been really inspirational to us; we listened to their records a lot and went out of our way to not sound like them.” WHO: Alabama Shakes WHAT: Boys And Girls (Remote Control/Rough Trade) WHERE: Big Day Out, Adelaide Showground WHEN: Fri Jan 25
Garage Inc After the success of Alabama Shakes’ first album Boys And Girls, they now need to plan a follow-up. Between the relentless touring and business of being on the road, Heath Fogg says the band have been trying to spend more time together just jamming. “We’ve started to make more of an effort to do that. We’re on a break now and we get together back at my parents’ garage where my dad works on antiques - we moved all the junk away and have been working on new material. That feels really good.”
Against All Odds Last year was a big one for Against Me!. In May Rolling Stone published an article featuring lead singer Tom Gabel talking about his struggles with gender dysphoria and his decision to live as a woman, Laura Jane Grace. Seven months on, a relaxed and generous Grace talks to Rip It Up about recent events and the band’s upcoming Big Day Out tour. ver the years Florida punk quartet Against Me! have incurred the wrath of their early DIY fans, whether for signing to a major label or even just for outgrowing their basement show status, but on the release of the bombshell Rolling Stone article the messages fans left across the internet were mostly positive. Though Grace’s decision was a very personal one, she’s grateful for the way Against Me! fans have reacted to the news. “Overwhelming support from everyone; from people I don’t know to my close friends and everything,” Grace says of the response. “Unfortunately that’s the fear that you build up inside yourself over your lifetime when you deal with something like that – is that if the reaction will be bad. That’s why there’s fear, you know. Otherwise it wouldn’t be an issue. So to make a decision like that and to come out and be open with something and then be met with such support is definitely humbling and something that I won’t soon forget.” Grace’s decision will play a big part in the band’s impending sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The album will undoubtedly reflect on some of the issues Grace has struggled through growing up with gender dysphoria, a condition where a person feels disconnected from the gender they were
assigned at birth. But the singer rejects the idea that this album in particular is going to be a more personal Against Me! album. “Really, that’s always the way it’s been,” Grace says. “It’s just that a lot of the time in the past people weren’t necessarily picking up on what you were saying. But for me every record that we’ve ever made I’ve put all of myself into it so at this point there’s not much left that’s personal.” No longer on major label Sire Records, the band are recording the album in the studio Grace has built at home. “It’s taken obviously a lot of work to get to this point where we’re ready to record and everything like that,” she continues. “I laid the hardwood floors. We put in a new ceiling, built the walls and everything. So for a while it felt like that stuff, all the stuff that needed to be done felt like distractions; ‘Urgh, we can’t play music yet because I’ve got to finish laying the floors’.” In the tumult of the last 12 months Grace says the studio has provided something of a sanctuary, a place she can go and leave the world behind for a little while. “I think having this as a place to put everything is really healthy. I’ve been really lucky with that. I really like having that refuge and that kind of solitude. You can leave everything set up. I just come in whenever I have the time and I get work done.” With everything that’s happened within the band over the past 12 months it would be easy to overlook the big picture, but a US election cycle gives Grace a chance to reflect on why she started Against Me! in the first place. “When I started Against Me! Clinton was president. It’s overwhelming at times to think about how the world has changed. In the US it feels as though things have swung pretty far to the left and you’ve had some major things happen… good things. I just worry that the pendulum’s going to swing far back to the right in response to that. But I guess that’s
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impressive resume. Since his stint is currently only temporary, it hasn’t been confirmed Against Me!’s arrival in Australia sees a whether he’ll be working with the band on the new member behind the kit: drummer Atom follow-up to 2010’s White Crosses, Gender Willard came on board after Jay Weinberg Dysphoria Blues. Against Me! began recording quit the band last December. Willard, who has the album early last year, with Laura Jane played with Rocket From The Crypt, Angels & Grace replacing White Crosses producer Airwaves, Social Distortion and The Offspring, Butch Vig at the desk. Written as a concept won’t have long to learn the songs before he’s album about a transgender prostitute, it is due on a plane to Australia, but comes with a pretty for release later this year.
always the worry.” In the meantime, Against Me! and Laura Jane Grace will be there reflecting on life with a passion that has won them a legion of fans across the world.
WHO: Against Me! WHERE: Big Day Out, Adelaide Showground WHEN: Fri Jan 25
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Interviews// Happy Men Sunnyboys, the first Sydney-based act to be signed to Mushroom Records, shone brightly in the early ’80s due to their energetic indie pop sound, but after only two studio albums, the problems of naive management decisions, internal squabbles and the declining health of lead singer Jeremy Oxley led to their demise. xley re-formed the band in the late ’80s with a completely new line-up to record the ill-fated Wildcat album for RCA and the original members, who included Oxley’s brother Peter on bass, also got together again in the early ’90s. The singer’s ongoing problems with schizophrenia, however, meant they couldn’t really continue. Come 2012, however, and they were invited to perform (as mystery band Kids In Dust) in Sydney as part of Hoodoo Gurus’ Dig It Up extravaganza, which then led to them being asked to headline Meredith Music Festival in December and tour the country in 2013 with Elvis Costello & The Imposters for A Day On The Green. “We’d had some thoughts about playing again but it was hard to get it all started,” Peter Oxley says. “We really had no idea about how to go about it so when Dave Faulkner [of Hoodoo Gurus] asked us to play at Dig It Up in Sydney it seemed like the perfect opportunity. “And while Dave had really wanted an electric set, he also said he’d be perfectly happy if we just did an acoustic thing. So I rang Jeremy about that and he said, ‘No man, that’d be way, way too scary. Let’s play electric.’ “So we played Dig It Up in the early afternoon at Enmore Theatre as Kids In Dust,
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a name we’d sometimes gone under in the early ’80s, and it proved to be an excellent way to get together again without too much pressure, particularly for Jeremy. “And we played really well,” he laughs, “and the audience went wild and it was all quite overwhelming.” Oxley, whose antics after Sunnyboys included opening a wood-fired pizza joint in Sydney as well as playing with sister Melanie in The Sparklers and also working with Ed Kuepper, is excited about the band’s A Day On The Green tour with Costello, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Stephen Cummings and Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses. “How great is that,” he enthuses. “There’s a lot of hits among all that lot. So it’s going to be a great day. And we’ve got a good selection of songs to choose from.” While the 2004 Sunnyboys compilation This Is Real: Singles/Live/Rare, remains a good one, Oxley is excited that 2013 will see the re-release of all three Sunnyboys albums in completely remastered form. “They’ve never been done properly for release on CD and we also have lots of photos that have never been seen,” he announces. “And Jeremy has written detailed liner notes about each song which will give people much more of an insight into the band. So the reissues are going to be good as it’s something we never thought would happen.” Sunnyboys were also the subject of a 2006 tribute album, Happy Man, which featured such Australian acts as Adelaide’s Green Circles, Melbourne’s The Stiffys and Brisbane’s Shifter alongside Even, who tackled Show Me Some Discipline. “I saw Wally Meanie [Even’s bass player] at Dig It Up in Sydney and he said to me, ‘It’ll be really good to see you play Show Me Some Discipline because it was really hard for me to work out the bass part’,” Oxley laughs. “It was funny because I then realised the guys from Even were much too young to have ever seen us play live, which is also true of some other bands
ys Sunnybo unstan by Robert D on that Happy Man album. “And that’s been the thing about playing these gigs – lots of people who never got to see Sunnyboys play, even though they were fans, are now getting that opportunity,” he concludes. “And we are still as strong and handsome as ever.” WHO: Sunnyboys WHAT: A Day On The Green (with Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Sunnyboys, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses and Stephen Cummings) WHERE: Leconfield Winery, McLaren Vale WHEN: Sun Jan 27
The Sunnyboy Jeremy Oxley’s battle with schizophrenia is to be the subject of a documentary, The Sunnyboy, to be aired on ABC television later this year. “It’s about his survival and it’s been in production over the last 18 months or so,” Peter Oxley reveals. “And to go with the documentary, Jeremy has written five fantastic new songs which I’ve recorded the bass parts for. And while it’s really good that Jeremy is now starting to write some new songs, we are taking it very quietly at the moment. We’ll have to see how we go about recording anything again as Sunnyboys.”
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AUSTRALIA DAY ‘13 …IT’S A LOOOOONG WEEKEND so as usual we’re makin’ good use of the time!
SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY the ghetto blasters will have the radio locked onto triple J counting down the hottest 100 we’ll be spinning two lambs on the spit the dj will be spinning AUS ROCK when the countdown is done
SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY beer tin appreciation day (green cans, red cans, blue cans & more!) DJ Paul Gurry doing his thing
MONDAY 28TH JANUARY it’d be ‘UNASTRAYAN’ not to get back on the horse so we’ll have a typically Aussie recovery session, beer cans still in the ice from the night before FREE TOMATO SAUCE WITH ALL MEALS!!!
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Blawan 2011 was a breakthrough year for hotly-tipped Sheffield producer Blawan (AKA Jamie Roberts) who released his first 12” on R&S Records, as well as the white-label Getting Me Down, which topped Resident Advisor’s top 50 tracks of the year. 2012 saw Roberts continue to make progress with solo releases and collaborations – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage on Joy Orbison’s Hinge Finger made it into the 2012 poll’s top five, he developed his new all-hardware live show with Pariah as Karenn, and he released two records with The Analogue Cops as Parassela. In February of this year, Blawan will release his first EP with UK techno veteran Surgeon on Sheworks under the moniker Trade. Known for his eccentric mix of dubstep and acid, Roberts mixes in faded vocal samples over the top to create a hybrid of two almost contrasting genres. Blawan plays at Sugar on Thu Feb 21.
The Demigodz: Apathy & Celph Titled
Q+A With Michael Woods
Headed up by underground hip hop favourites Apathy and Celph Titled, The Demigodz super-crew will be embarking on a national Australian tour in March. Following their early appearances on the scene in the late ‘90s, Apathy was first heard on Jedi Mind Tricks’ classic Psycho-Social LP, while Celph Titled made his debut during the indie 12”-vinyl craze with Equilibrium and Walkmen. Apathy and Celph Titled sparked much attention and strong sales after releasing the 2002 Demigodz debut EP, The Godz Must Be Crazy, which resulted in Apathy’s signing to Atlantic Records as a solo artist. Since then, both Celph Titled and Apathy’s solo careers have taken off and included solo albums, group projects with Jedi Mind Tricks/Army Of The Pharaohs, Linkin Park/Fort Minor and Get Busy Committee among others. Lately, their focus has shifted on the latest Demigodz project, KILLmatic, which will be released on Tue Mar 5 and includes the entire Demigodz roster.
There isn’t much Michael Woods can’t pull off production-wise, whether it be big-room, progressive or tech-house tracks... Despite his relatively short career so far, this UK DJ/ producer already has the likes of Pete Tong and Tiesto singing his praises and jumping at the chance to document his skyrocketing rise.
The Demigodz: Apathy & Celph Titled play at HQ on Sun Mar 31.
Andrés Detroit house veteran and one-time Slum Village DJ, Andrés, is about to embark on his first ever Australian tour, kicking off with Adelaide’s Sugar on Thu Jan 24. After acquiring his first set of turntables in 1997, his journey began by playing a gig at the legendary Motor Lounge and since then he’s been making a name for himself by working closely with producers like Moodymann and Theo Parrish. 2012 was arguably his most successful year so far, though, Andrés having launched his own La Vida imprint which resulted in the release of two 12”s including New 4 U. With three albums under the his belt and with a career spanning over 15 years, Andrés has created a sound all of his own that is deep, dark and sexy. Andrés plays at Sugar on Thu Jan 24.
Have you been busy with any studio work lately? January saw me pretty much in the studio for the whole month working on new material to take me through the first part of 2013. One of the tracks I’ve finished I’m really excited about, which is coming out on Calvin Harris’ record label Fly Eye on Mon Mar 11 called Platinum Chains.
Tell us about your label Diffused Music... Diffused is my own label which I’ve been using to release my own music for the past three years. It’s being recognised as one of the best labels for consistently releasing great club tracks. I’ve been keeping my ear to the ground looking for hot new talent to sign to the label and you can expect some great tracks to be released over the course of the next few months from artists such as GTA, D-Rashid, Australia’s own Nick Galea, Andrew Bennett and, of course, my own material.
Long Live A$AP
Heirs And Graces
Given that A$AP Rocky’s rise has been so fast, you’d be forgiven for being a little sceptical about the debut album from Atlanta’s most fashionable rapper – but Long Live A$AP is not a bad effort at all. Lana Del Rey fans may recognise him as the flamboyant, cigar-puffing black version of President Kennedy in the film-clip for National Anthem, but A$AP’s more than just a pretty face – the dude’s actually got flow and most of the album is filled with dreamy hip hop anthems that make Long Live A$AP worthy of multiple listens. It’s chockers full of guest spots as well, from Santigold to Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar and even Skrillex and Florence Welch, just to name a handful. Lyrically, it’s not exactly deep, though – major themes pretty much include the predictable: pussy, cash and weed, topped off with a shitload of ego – which has the effect of sometimes coming across as a little amateur if not plain old shallow, but overall this is a decent first full length effort from a relative up-andcomer. Check out 1 Train and Phoenix for the standout moments. JP Cameron
You know the kind of voice that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up? Well, that’s what Jessie Ware’s pipes sound like. What’s more, her debut album comes across as both timeless and contemporary, blending the sweet with the bitter and the warm with the stonecold... Yes, it’s a ‘relationship’ album. The spellbinding power-ballad Wildest Moments remains the stand-out track no matter how many times you thrash it, but closing track Something Inside comes pretty damn close too, thanks to its airy vibe and gorgeous melodies. It’s not shocking to learn that one of the three producers onboard Devotion is singer songwriter Kid Harpoon, who was also responsible for co-writing tracks on Florence + The Machine’s Ceremonials, but it is surprising (and mightily impressive) just how smooth, sensual, sophisticated and classy a debut from a former back-up singer can be. If you like big hooks, big drums and powerhouse vocals, Jessie Ware is right up your alley. Simone Keenan
The much-awaited album from Melbourne synth-pop five-piece, Clubfeet, doesn’t disappoint and perhaps is best described as the lovechild of The Presets and The XX. Heirs And Graces proves pensive and thoughtful throughout its 10 tracks, balancing melancholic lyrics with well-executed dance beats to keep the atmosphere positive. For a band still finding their feet, this happy/sad balance is an impressive accomplishment. Lead single Heartbreak (featuring guest vocalist Chela) is an example of this infectious mastery, although each track is polished to stand on their own. Laying on the funk for the kaleidoscopic and summery tracks in the album’s middle, Acapulco And LA, Cape Town and Get Loose show that Clubfeet do calypso better than Van She. Van She – take some notes. Lachlan Aird
Are you a fan of any Australian DJs/producers? Obviously a big fan of Australian artists such as Nervo, Dirty South and the Stafford Brothers, to name but a few.
Do you have any collaborations lined up? Well I’ve got a collaboration out at the moment with the legendary Chris Lake, a track called Black Thong, and we’re talking about doing a follow-up in the coming months. Also I’m talking to the likes of Mark Knight, Afrojack, Gareth Emery and R3hab about possibly doing collaborations this year.
What are some big things lined up for 2013? 2013 is shaping up nicely. I’ve spent the majority of January in the studio working on brand new material which I can’t wait to play out. I’ve got a tour of festivals across India in early February which should be a lot of fun, and I’ll be doing a lot of the big festivals in the USA/UK throughout the course of the year.
Michael Woods plays at Red Square on Fri Jan 25.
Calendar/ Thu Jan 24 Calvertron (Apple Bar) Thu Jan 24 She Can DJ Remixed Tour (Electric Circus) Sat Jan 26 Above & Beyond (Entertainment Centre) Sat Jan 26 R3hab (HQ) Sun Jan 27 Derrick Carter (Garage Bar) Thu Jan 31 Proxy (Apple Bar) Tue Feb 5 The Presets (HQ) Thu Feb 7 TJR (Apple Bar) Fri Feb 8 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Fowler’s Live & UniSA West Courtyards) Sun Mar 31 PVT (Ed Castle)
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Despite his recent move to Melbourne, Adelaide still very much considers Allday one of its own, which is why you’ll catch the young MC (also known as Tom Gaynor) at this year’s local leg of the Big Day Out. He’s got a bunch of new tracks ready to air, which he claims will soon be available in EPform, and he’s welcomed in 2013 with a bit of a fresh outlook on life and music... Go with what you know, basically. “For a while I was focusing on uni quite a lot,” he begins. “But the thing is, it hadn’t got me very far even after a while. I guess I was trying to make myself grow up, so to speak, almost by force maybe. It’s just what you’re sort of supposed to do. At the same time I will still doing music, but I wasn’t as focused on it as I mean, say, now. Then, after a couple of months, So Good started getting played on the radio a lot – I think it was the second most played rap song of the year, actually – and that was a really big thing for me. I ended up doing a lot of shows on the back of it with people like Thundamentals and Diafrix, I ended up touring a whole bunch.” Which was enough to convince Gaynor that music was his true path and that uni could wait, after all. According to the MC, he’s come to realise it is his passion, that he is good at it and that it’s what he was meant to do all along. Getting to join the massive Big Day Out line-up is just a bonus, really... “I’ve never done a festival like that before,” he chuffs. “I’ve done a few big shows but nothing like the Big Day Out. I hadn’t really thought about it until you just brought it up! Now I’m feeling the nerves a bit! I’m just stoked because it’ll be in front of my hometown crowd, all my friends and family will be there. Even though I live in Melbourne now, Adelaide is still my hometown, so when they offered me the spot as an Adelaide artist I was happy to come down. I think I’ll just stay with my mum and stuff while I’m back... But I’m really hoping to hang out with the
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Red Hot Chili Peppers. I’d love to swap some stories with Anthony Kiedis. I’d like to catch up with 360 and meet Crystal Castles, the Killers and Vampire Weekend.” As Gaynor claims, he may be residing in Melbourne these days, but he still considers himself an Adelaidean, though he does point out some vital differences between the two cities’ hip hop scenes in particular. “I think Melbourne definitely has its own ‘sound’, but overall it’s a more united scene. People just seem a lot more supportive of each other in Melbourne, whereas in Adelaide, everyone is really focused on being ‘old school hip hop’. It’s a little bit behind in that way, everyone is still doing that ‘90s battle-style
whereas Melbourne is more commercialised, I guess. I think my music is a bit different from both. A lot of the Oz hip hop guys come from a certain background, which is okay if their audience is a full Oz hip hop crowd. But what about someone who doesn’t quite relate to that background? What if their background is more rock or indie or other genres? I’ve come from influences like that, except I try to make songs with rapping on top of them.” Gaynor says his approach is simple and quite the opposite of what most hip hop artists tend to do... “Guys usually just want to rap and think they can just turn that into a song. I try to come up with the song first and then add
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Anonymity is a durable commodity in electronic dance music, exploited by The KLF, Drexciya and Burial. Regardless, after consecutive tours, Aussies feel like they ‘know’ The Bloody Beetroots’ Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo (AKA Simone Cogo), V For Vendetta-style disguise or not. The Venetian techno anarchist (and sometime DJ) is back for his second Big Day Out with a “new” live show. “The new Bloody Beetroots ‘live’ is the evolution of the [electro-punk band project] Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77,” Cogo says. “Not only have I improved the sound pressure, but I’ve introduced new tools. 2012
was very interesting to study its development and I’m even more interested to see it work. Finally, I can talk about a real hybrid show where the live show actually combines different aspects of my musical thought and it can be expressed in a really clear way.” And the Boiler Room headliner, joined by musicians “on rotation”, has a new mask. A punk band vet, Cogo introduced The Bloody Beetroots in 2007. He released an album, Romborama, with cult hits like Cornelius, on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak four years ago. Cogo is surely aware that dance has had a long line of acts cultivating mystique – whether for ideological purposes or simply clever marketing. His manifesto? “I believe that everyone has a vision and a different mask on. Mine is derived from il teatro della commedia dell’arte [a carnivalesque Italian theatre tradition], a desire for
anonymity and a strong desire to pass the music in a universal way through iconography.” Cogo may be ‘anti-image’, yet being antiimage is itself projecting an image. “I think that the power of an icon or image forces people to look at something differently. The mask gives everyone a chance to play a character – anyone could take my place.” Cogo has also conceived a virtual “cultural movement”, Church Of Noise, for artistic fans with Dennis Lyxzén, frontman of the Swedish hardcore band Refused. Cogo himself is an exhibiting photographer (he’s especially keen to capture “the black sheep of modern society”) and is currently discussing a film project – though he’s dispensed with video for live shows. Cogo has reason for his revolutionary fervour, given the political and economic turmoil in his homeland.
the raps on top of it. I’m just about to release another EP this February, and even though that will be another short one, it will sound a lot bigger in production, definitely. I’m hoping it might even scrape in somewhere in the [Triple J] Hottest 100, we’ll see. It’s going to be a whole bunch better than what I’ve ever done because I’ve become a perfectionist – finally! It took me a while!”
WHO: Allday WHAT: Big Day Out WHERE: Adelaide Showground WHEN: Fri Jan 25
“The problem with Italy has existed for many years – our crisis really started in the ‘80s. It’s a crisis of values – philosophical, cultural and financial problems. The revolutionaries are gone and mass communication crushes good ideas and scares people who want to save the country. There is no solidarity and everyone tries to rip of the next person. One of my dreams is to contribute to the Italian culture and help in the rediscovery of historical values which will really help settle and change this.” Not that EDM kids have to engage with the Beetroots on a political level – they can just dance. “The Bloody Beetroots project is so very well layered that everyone can choose their own interpretation and find it at any point.” Cogo, who last issued the single Chronicles Of A Fallen Love, is plotting another LP. “My new album, time permitting, is due in 2013 and some new songs from it will be played live on the BDO tour.” Meanwhile, the prolific remixer has recast Killing Joke – definitely more cred than (even if subversively) raving up Britney Spears’ Ke$ha-penned Till The World Ends. “Me and [Killing Joke bassist] Martin ‘Youth’ Glover are good friends,” Cogo says. “Together we produced Church Of Noise and a few other songs for my new album. Remixing Corporate Elect/In Cythera was a very intimate adventure and it cemented a strong relationship I had with Youth. You can hopefully hear this in my musical approach. For the first time in 10 years I played drums and I have opened a new door musically on how to use rhythm. The band was so enthusiastic and the remix was released only on vinyl and in limited edition, which seemed so perfect for Killing Joke.” WHO: The Bloody Beetroots WHAT: Big Day Out WHERE: Adelaide Showground WHEN: Fri Jan 25
Tour Guide // THU JAN 24
SAT FEB 2
WED FEB 13
WED FEB 27
WED MAR 13
WOODS (US), SUMMERFLAKE, WILD OATS & BIG RICHARD INSECT @ Format RORY ELLIS (Vic) @ Gilbert Hotel
PAT CAPOCCI COMBO (Syd), LUCKY SEVEN, THE SILVERADOS & DJ CHRISTINE ORANGE BLOSSOM @ Governor Hindmarsh SHANNON NOLL (Syd) @ Norwood Live LIOR (Vic) @ Space Theatre BENNY WALKER (Vic) @ Hotel Elliot (Port Elliot) LOST CITY FETIVAL: NOBUNNY (US) and more @ Tuxedo Cat THE SIMON HUDSON BAND (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh (front bar) SCUMFEST: TOTALLY UNICORN (NSW), CAPTAIN CLEANOFF, DR PIFFLE & THE BURLAP BAND, WE LOST THE SEA (Syd), SPACE BONG, HIGHTIME, GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT and so many more @ Old Queen’s Theatre
CELTIC THUNDER (UK) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre CONVERGE (US), OLD MAN GLOOM (US) & STARVATION @ Fowler’s Live
VIN GARBUT (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh
RUTHIE FOSTER (US) & JORDIE LANE (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh ALASDAIR FRASER (Scot) @ Guthries (Prospect) CHRIS SMITHER (US) @ Church Of The Trinity
SUN FEB 3
SUN FEB 17
FRI JAN 25 DAVID GARNHAM & THE REASONS TO LIVE (NT) & KELLY MENHENNETT @ Wheatsheaf BIG DAY OUT: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (US), THE KILLERS (US), YEAH YEAH YEAHS (US), BAND OF HORSES (US) and so many more @ Adelaide Showground BONDI CIGARS (Syd) & THE STREAMLINERS @ Governor Hindmarsh
SAT JAN 26 HUNX & HIS PUNX (US) & RULE OF THIRDS @ Hotel Metro BONDI CIGARS (Syd) & THE STREAMLINERS @ Old Clarendon Inn AUSTRALIA DAY CONCERT: POTBELLEEZ (Syd) & WES CARR @ Elder Pk VICIOUS CIRCLE (Vic) @ Forresters & Squatters Arms
SUN JAN 27 BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS (Syd), CONSTANT MONGREL (Vic), WIREHEADS & BRUFF SUPERIOR @ Hotel Metro A DAY ON THE GREEN: ELVIS COSTELLO (UK), SUNNYBOYS (Syd), JO JO ZEP & THE FALCONS (Vic), TEX PERKINS & THE DARK HORSES & STEPHEN CUMMINGS @ Leconfield Wines (McLaren Vale) KIKUYU (Vic) & SUPER XX MAN (US/Vic) @ Wheatsheaf
THU JAN 31 SHANNON NOLL (Syd) @ Goolwa Aquatic Centre THE WATERBOYS (UK) @ Thebarton Theatre BENNY WALKER (Vic) @ Wheatsheaf THE SIMON HUDSON BAND (Vic) @ Hotel Metro
FRI FEB 1 THEE OH SEES (US) & PEAK TWINS @ Jive SHANNON NOLL (Syd) @ Coopers Alehouse (Wallaroo) SARAH BLASKO (Syd) & ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Festival Theatre WENDY MATTHEWS (Syd) @ Space Theatre BENNY WALKER (Vic) @ Willunga Hotel THE SUPERJESUS & THE ANGELS OF GUNG-HO @ Governor Hindmarsh (sold out) THE SIMON HUDSON BAND (Vic) @ The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale)
FRI FEB 15 THE DEMON PARADE (Vic) @ Rocket Bar NEON BOGART (Vic) @ Higher Ground East Art Base (188 Grenfell St)
SAT FEB 16 THE DEMON PARADE (Vic) @ Grace Emily NEON BOGART (Vic) @ Higher Ground East Art Base (188 Grenfell St) FEELINGS (Syd) & THE VIENNAS @ Ed Castle
SAT MAR 2 CLIPSAL 500: THE ANGELS, IAN MOSS, MOVE TO STRIKE & HESTON DROP @ Victoria Pk
THU MAR 14 THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION (US) @ Fowler’s Live PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US) @ HQ
FRI MAR 15 TITLE FIGHT (US) & LUCA BRASI (Tas) @ Enigma
MON MAR 18 JOHN WAITE (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh
SUN MAR 3 CLIPSAL 500: KISS (US), MÖTLEY CRÜE (US) @ Victoria Pk
TUE MAR 19
MON FEB 18
MON MAR 4
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh
DEEP PURPLE (UK) & JOURNEY (US) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
THU MAR 21
TUE FEB 19
TUE MAR 5
RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND (UK) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE (US) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
WED FEB 20
WED MAR 6
CAROLE KING (US) @ Festival Theatre
LUKA BLOOM (Ire) @ Governor Hindmarsh
THU FEB 21
FRI MAR 8 – MON MAR 11
SIR CLIFF RICHARD (UK) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre JULIA STONE (Syd) @ Flinders St Baptist Church
WOMADELAIDE: JIMMY CLIFF (Jam), HUGH MASEKELA (South Africa), THE CAT EMPIRE and so many, many more @ Botanic Pk
FRI FEB 22
FRI MAR 8 MXPX (US) @ Fowler’s Live THE MARK OF CAIN (SA/US) @ HQ
THE PRESETS (Syd), PARACHUTE YOUTH & LIGHT YEAR @ HQ
GUNG HO (Bris) @ Rocket NORAH JONES (US) @ Festival Theatre SANTANA (US) & STEVE MILLER BAND (US) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
WED FEB 6
SAT FEB 23
TUE FEB 5
RORY MCLEOD (UK) @ Guthries (Prospect)
THU FEB 7 JOE PERNICE (US) & NORMAN BLAKE (Scot) @ Grace Emily STRANGERS (Syd), THE DEAD LOVE & THE PRETTY LITTLES @ Ed Castle LITTLE WISE (Vic) & THE DUDLEYS @ Red Lime Shack Café (Pt Adelaide)
A DAY ON THE GREEN: DIESEL (Syd), MARK SEYMOUR (Vic), DARYL BRAITHWAITE (Vic), THE BLACK SORROWS (Vic), PSEUDO ECHO (Syd) & 1927 (Syd) @ Annie’s Lane (Clare Valley)
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FRI MAR 21 JOHN MCCUTCHEON (US) @ Guthries (Prospect))
SUN MAR 24 WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE (US) @ Enigma RODRIGUEZ (US) & THE BREAK (Syd/Tas) @ Governor Hindmarsh THIS WILL DESTROY YOU (US) @ Crown & Anchor
SOUNDWAVE: METALLICA (US), LINKIN PARK (US), PARAMORE (UK) and so many, many more @ Bonython Pk
IGGY & THE STOOGES (US) & THE BEASTS OF BOURBON @ Thebarton Theatre TAJ MAHAL (US) @ Governor Hindmarsh
TUE MAR 26
SUN MAR 10
MON FEB 25
COLIN HAY (Vic) @ Arts & Convention Centre (Barossa Valley) LITTLE WISE (Vic) & THE TEAHOUSE FIRE @ Wheatsheaf
MUTEMATH (US) @ Fowler’s Live GRINSPOON (Syd) @ Governor Hindmarsh
MON MAR 25
LANEWAY FESTIVAL: BAT FOR LASHES (UK), JAPANDROIDS (Can), JESSIE WARE (UK), HOLY OTHER (UK), JULIA HOLTER (US), CHET FAKER, ALPINE, THE RUBENS and so many more @ Fowler’s Live COLIN HAY (Vic) @ Her Majesty’s Theatre LITTLE WISE (Vic) & THE TEAHOUSE FIRE @ The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale)
SAT FEB 9
WANDA JACKSON (US) @ Governor Hindmarsh
SAT MAR 9
FRI FEB 8
CELTIC THUNDER (UK) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
DINOSAUR JR (US) @ Governor Hindmarsh RONAN KEATING (Ire) & BRIAN MCFADDEN (Ire) @ The Depot
CAT POWER (US) @ Her Majesty’s Theatre
TUE MAR 12
TUE FEB 26
BOB MOULD (US) @ Fowler’s Live ARLO GUTHRIE (US) & SARAH LEE GUTHRIE AND JOHNNY IRION (US) @ Trinity Sessions
ED SHEERAN (UK) & PASSENGER (UK) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre GLENN FREY (US) & ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Festival Theatre
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HEATHER PEACE (UK) @ Cavern Club NEON BOGART (Vic) @ Higher Ground East Art Base (188 Grenfell St)
THE NECKS (Syd) @ Governor Hindmarsh SHANNON NOLL (Syd) @ Old Clarendon Inn EARTH CRISIS (New York) @ Fowler’s Live BENNY WALKER (Vic) @ Glenelg Surf Club SWEET JEAN (Vic) & THE YEARLINGS @ Wheatsheaf THE SIMON HUDSON BAND (Vic) @ Suzie Wong’s Room
TUE FEB 12
FRI MAR 1
BONNIE RAITT (US) & MAVIS STAPLES (US) @ Thebarton Theatre ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS (UK) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh
THU MAR 28 TONY JOE WHITE (US) @ Governor Hindmarsh MAD CADDIES (US), GOOD RIDDANCE (US), A WILHELM SCREAM, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS (US), THE FLATLINERS, DIESEL BOY, ONE DOLLAR SHORT, JAMIE HAY, JEN BUXTON, TOTALLY UNICORN & PAPER ARMS @ HQ
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Thursday 24th ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Becky Blake (6pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Big Bubba & Betty CAVERN CLUB – band night CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Complete Trivia CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: The Lost Giants. Front Bar: Paul Gurry 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) EMU HOTEL – karaoke (9pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Life In Letters, Diana Scalzi and Heath Anthony
GILBERT STREET HOTEL – RORY ELLIS SOLO (7PM) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: The Bearded Gypsy Band with Max Savage & The False Idols and Monkey Puzzle Tree. Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with the Bluescasters GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Appomatox Run MARION HOTEL – 888 Poker (6.30pm) NORWOOD HOTEL – Open Mic Night PARADISE HOTEL – Complete Trivia PJ O’BRIENS – DJ Dylan PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Thirsty Thursday with DJ Tango ROCKET BAR – 8 Bit Kidz featuring resident DJs Stubanger, Hank & Osk and the Powderoom Posse SUGAR – ITDE Deejays and interstate/international guests SUZIE WONG’S ROOM – Sav plays roots & blues (6.30pm) THE ELEPHANT – Complete Trivia THE LION HOTEL – Clearway TONSLEY HOTEL – Jesse & Charlie (8.30pm) WHITMORE HOTEL – Rainbow Jam Sessions (7.30pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
Friday 25th ADELAIDE CASINO – Chandelier Bar: Jacqui Lim (6pm) Sonic Divas (10pm)
ALMA TAVERN – Fresh Fridays with DJs ARCHER HOTEL – Upstairs: Jaki J (10pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Sheri Beach (6pm) Johnny G (8pm) Sportys Bar + Arena: Bonz (6pm) Little Wing (10pm) AUSSIE INN HOTEL – karaoke (8pm) AUSTRAL – The Austral House Band (7pm) BELAIR HOTEL – Cry Wolf BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Troy J Been, Prince Aaronak and Suckerpunch BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL – Overtake BRIDGEPORT HOTEL – Dance Club with DJ BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAMEO BAR – After Hours with DJs DrDamage and guests CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Tom J Williams CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: Carla Lippis (5pm) Ride Into The Sun DJs (1am) Band Room: Crank Yankers DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Downtown with DJs Derek Lang, Eric Falcon and Lukky K 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 – DJs EMPIRE POOL LOUNGE – DJ (8pm) EMU HOTEL – Kickback (8pm) ESPLANADE HOTEL – Remedy EXETER HOTEL – Slyde EXETER ON RUNDLE – Damned Men FINDON HOTEL – karaoke
HQ – Newmarket: Es.Co (every second Friday) LADY DALY HOTEL – Three Star General (8pm) LONDON TAVERN – Live Acoustic Weekly (5pm) Rewind Fridays with DJ Wolfman LORD MELBOURNE – karaoke with Laura Lee MARBLE BAR – Uni Night with DJs MARINA SUNSET BAR – live acoustic music MARION HOTEL – Gary Isaacs (6.30pm) MARS BAR – DJ VJBeeJay and guests (9pm) drag show (2am) MICK O’SHEA’S – E’nuf Said MORPHETT ARMS HOTEL – Boris Loves To Boogie OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: Kopy Catz ORIENTAL – Shane Wolf (4.30pm) 2 Up Duo (8pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Streaker RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ Snake & DJ Rupheo (9pm) RED SQUARE – DJs REX HOTEL – karaoke and The Scribes RHINO ROOM – Avenue with Grifters Inc and The Royal Gala (9pm) ROB ROY HOTEL – Zkye & Damo (6pm) DJ Smiley (9pm) ROCKET BAR – Abracadabra featuring resident DJs The Shiny Brights DJs
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – STRAY DOG STRUT, TRENCH EFFECT, RED LEATHER RIOT AND AXARIA (7PM)
SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – Blind Dog Taylor & One More Mile SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – DJ Clarke SOMERSET HOTEL – Iris SOUTH ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB – Georgy K STAG – Upstairs: DJs play urban and dance. Downstairs: DJs play retro SUGAR – TGI Funky with Ben Alibi and HMC SUZIE WONG’S ROOM – Pat Spins Out – A Vinyl Recollection (7pm) SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Nothing But ‘90s with DJs TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing requests TAPAS ON HINDLEY – flamenco shows by Studio Flamenco (7.30pm) TEA TREE GULLY HOTEL – DJ Wolfman (9pm) THE ELEPHANT – Unknown To Man and DJ G-Rillz THE GOODY – Ch@t Room
GLYNDE HOTEL – karaoke (9pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Bondi Cigars. Front Bar: The Royal Gala GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Sister Rose GRAND BAR – Flashback Fridays GRAND JUNCTION HOTEL – Acoustic Blonde HAMPSTEAD HOTEL – Van Demons Band HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Hijinx with DJs HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – DJ Chaps and DJ Lumeire HOPE INN – Duke HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Dimitra (7.30pm) HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs
SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – DJ (8PM)
THE LION HOTEL – live entertainment TONSLEY HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Troy Harrison (4.45pm) Acoustica (9pm) Chrysler Bar: Tempus Vex (9.30pm) VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – DJs WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – David Garnham and Kelly Menhennett (9pm) WHITEHORSE INN – karaoke with Ally & Co WINDSOR HOTEL – karaoke (9pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN – The Gap ZHIVAGO – Australia Day Weekend Party DJs: Scott Holder, Gumshoe and Ryley
Saturday 26th ALBERTON OVAL – Australia Day Music Festival featuring The Torinos (11am) ALMA TAVERN – MetroRetro ARCHER HOTEL – Downstairs: Jaki J. Upstairs: Bongo Madness with DJs Ed Law and Scotty (10pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Sportys Bar + Arena: Lochy Neale (6pm) DJ Chris James (9.30pm) Top Room: Clearway Aussie Rock Party (8.30pm) Lounge Bar: Becky Blake (6pm) Heidy De Ruyter (8pm) BOTANIC BAR – Sanji, Brad Sawyer and Tom Wilson BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL – East BRIDGEPORT HOTEL – karaoke with Gemma BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAMEO BAR – After Hours with DJs DrDamage and guests CLOVERCREST HOTEL – The Scribes CROWN & ANCHOR – Tabula Rasa and DJ Azz CUMBERLAND HOTEL: GLANVILLE – karaoke with Nicole (8pm) 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
The Guide // ED CASTLE â€“ Plus One Saturdays with live bands and party DJs (9pm) ELECTRIC CIRCUS â€“ Arcade Disco with resident DJs Junior, Dancespace and friends EMU HOTEL â€“ DJ Apex ESPLANADE HOTEL â€“ Tom J Williams EXETER ON RUNDLE â€“ Tea and Horror My Friend
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL â€“ VICIOUS CYCLE, PERDITION, MEATBEATERS AND BASTARD SQUAD GARAGE BAR â€“ DJs (10pm)
GILBERT STREET HOTEL â€“ DJ MARKY POLO (8PM) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH â€“ Main Room: Red Emmett & The Katz with special guests Hilary & Peter GRACE EMILY HOTEL â€“ Rocketbox, Your Motive For, A Film For The Future, Tomorrow Is, Stu Daniels and Gliding GRAND BAR â€“ Destination Saturdays with DJs and MCs
GRENFELL 110 â€“ Triumvirate Ents presents: Weekly Summer Sessions featuring DJs Ragz, Jesse Proverbs and John Spencer and Daly (10pm) HACKNEY HOTEL â€“ DJ HALFWAY HOTEL â€“ Troy Harrison HIGHLANDER HOTEL â€“ Live & Loud presents Kopy Catz HIGHWAY â€“ DJ Griff (9pm) HOPE INN â€“ The Rustlers HOTEL RICHMOND â€“ DJ Sly HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE â€“ Black Fedora Jazz (7.30pm) HOTEL TIVOLI â€“ Exotica with DJs Sleepy Hips, Tinker and Bangwel (8pm) JIVE â€“ Gosh! with DJ Craig KINGSFORD HOTEL: GAWLER â€“ karaoke LAKES RESORT HOTEL â€“ Dino Jag Acoustic LONDON TAVERN â€“ DJs Captiv8, Justice, Soundflex, AJ and MC Renard (10pm) MARBLE BAR â€“ I <3 MB with DJs and MCs plus national and international guests MARINA SUNSET BAR â€“ DJs playing the best in house and electro
MARION HOTEL â€“ Franky F (5.30pm) Two Hard Basket (8.30pm) MARS BAR â€“ VJ Beejay and guest (9pm) drag show (2am) MICK Oâ€™SHEAâ€™S â€“ Midnight Specials MORPHETT ARMS HOTEL â€“ Michael Overeem OLD CLARENDON INN â€“ Bondi Cigars with The Streamliners (6.30pm) PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB â€“ Dance On PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB â€“ Good Company PJ Oâ€™BRIENS â€“ Unknown To Man RAMSGATE HOTEL â€“ Dirty Harry RED SQUARE â€“ DJs Marek, Law, Dub Drop DJs, Decker, Bollocks, Krispy, Shawty, Capital D, DV8 and Jazz plus MCs Skippy and Dylan RIVERSIDE HOTEL â€“ Dale Roberts ROCKET BAR â€“ Bananas: Track Team and Japeye SANDBAR â€“ requests with DJs
SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL â€“ ACOUSTIC SESSIONS SLUG â€˜N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB â€“ Animal House SUGAR â€“ Prince Aaronak, Driller, Derek Lang plus a host of international guests SUZIE WONGâ€™S ROOM â€“ Australia Day with Prawnhead (7.30pm) SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA â€“ Shuffle TALBOT HOTEL â€“ DJ playing retro and requests TEQUILA REA â€“ Bongo Madness with guest DJs THE ELEPHANT â€“ Triple X and DJ G-Rillz THE LION HOTEL â€“ live entertainment TONSLEY HOTEL â€“ One Planet (9pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL â€“ Acoustic Reign (8.30pm) VALLEY INN â€“ karaoke VICTORIA HOTEL: Oâ€™HALLORAN HILL â€“ Rumours VINE INN: NURIOOTPA â€“ Streaker WALKERS ARMS HOTEL â€“ DJ Sessions (9pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL â€“ The Satellites (9pm) WINDSOR HOTEL â€“ Hi Topps WOODCROFT TAVERN â€“ karaoke (8pm) ZHIVAGO â€“ Australia Day Weekend Party DJs: Hemilove, Osyris, Sanchez and Gumshoe
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ALMA TAVERN â€“ Sunday School ARKABA HOTEL â€“ Top Room: Ark Goes Greek (8.30pm)
Sun Jan 27 Zhivago Australia Day Weekend Party DJs: Anthony, Scott Holder and Ryley BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB â€“ Dave Hunt BOTANIC BAR â€“ Eric The Falcon BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL â€“ Whiskey Harbour CROWN & ANCHOR â€“ all ages show DOCKSIDE TAVERN â€“ Mick Kidd DOG & DUCK â€“ Sneaky Sundays with Jak Morris DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY â€“ Eâ€™nuf Said ED CASTLE â€“ Beer Garden: Acoustic Sundays (2pm) EMU HOTEL â€“ Emu Aussie Rock Show featuring Leadfoot, Redback Fever and The Ultimate Jimmy Barnes Experience (7pm) ESPLANADE HOTEL â€“ Troy Harrison EXETER ON RUNDLE â€“ Brad Cameron Presents
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL â€“ FRUITY SUNDEE WITH VIX GLENELG SURF CLUB â€“ La Mar Sundays featuring The Timbers and special guests (3pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH â€“ Main Room: Latino Grooves Long Weekend Party featuring Salcedo Band. Front Bar: Vaudeville Vibes Launch Party GRACE EMILY HOTEL â€“ Marie Wilson GRAND BAR â€“ bands, DJs and MCs HIGHBURY HOTEL â€“ Fractal HIGHLANDER HOTEL â€“ Sunday Sessions plus Poker 888 double header free register (2.30pm) $10 buy in (6.30pm) HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE â€“ McKenzie (8.30pm) LAKES RESORT HOTEL â€“ Theo LOBETHAL ROAD WINES â€“ Nikko & Snooks (1pm) LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL â€“ Rejuvenators MARINA SUNSET BAR â€“ Sunset Sessions featuring live acoustic music MARION CULTURAL CENTRE â€“ local artists live at the Plaza (1pm) MARION HOTEL â€“ Russell Morris (6.30pm) MARS BAR â€“ VJK classic video hits MICK Oâ€™SHEAâ€™S â€“ Underground Orchid MT LOFTY RANGES VINEYARD â€“ Crush Festival: One Planet OAKS PLAZA PIER â€“ Pier One Bar: 2 Up Duo
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The Guide // OLD SPOT HOTEL – Zepporama ORIENTAL – Roger & Regan PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Graham Breeding Jazz Trio PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Two Hard Basket RAMSGATE HOTEL – acoustic session (4pm) Tom Kurzel & Ed Trainor fortnightly rotation (7.30pm) SAILMASTER TAVERN – Bonz
SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – ACOUSTIC SOLOISTS SEMAPHORE PALAIS – Mr Buzzy SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – Dead Lucky 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) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Sophie May Fly (2pm) WATERLOO STATION HOTEL – The Rustlers WELLINGTON HOTEL: WELLINGTON – Sunday Sessions: live music on the banks of the Murray (3pm) WEST THEBBY HOTEL – karaoke with Margi & Shaggy (8.30pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Kikuyu and Super XX Man (4pm) ZHIVAGO – Australia Day Weekend Party DJs: Anthony, Scott Holder and Ryley
Monday 28th AUSSIE INN HOTEL – Complete Trivia BARTLEY TAVERN – Complete Trivia BOATHOUSE TAVERN: TAPEROO – Complete Trivia BRIDGEWAY HOTEL – Complete Trivia BULL & BEAR – Muso’s Jam (8pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Brenton Manser & Sasha Louise EMBASSY HOTEL – karaoke EXETER ON RUNDLE – Todd Sibbin Band GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Ultimate Quiz with Graham Lawrence (7pm) MARION HOTEL – Russell Morris (6.30pm) ORIENTAL – Redline
PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Complete Trivia PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Aussie Rock Show RHINO ROOM – One Mic Stand open mic comedy ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Jam Night (8pm) S-BAR – karaoke SEMAPHORE RSL – Duke SUGAR – Big Bubba and Eric The Falcon THE LION HOTEL – Brian Ruiz with Troy Loakes and Paul Vallen TOWER HOTEL – Complete Trivia
Tuesday 29th ARKABA HOTEL – Adelaide Comedy Featuring Winner: Best Of Fringe 2012 AUSSIE INN HOTEL – Complete Trivia BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson CAVAN HOTEL – Complete Trivia CROWN & ANCHOR – DJs Stevie & Duncan DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Bitches Of Zeus DJs GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge hosted by Ron Davidson & Trevor Graham (8pm) GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Kino Short Films HOTEL METRO – El Bandolero, Risemann, Dave Astaire, Simon Stewart and open mic (8pm) 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 LION HOTEL – Acoustic Sessions TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – DJs Ryley and Dylan Sanders (8pm) VINE INN: NURIOOTPA – Complete Trivia WHITMORE HOTEL – Acoustic Raw Jam WINDSOR HOTEL – Complete Trivia WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
Wednesday 30th ARKABA HOTEL – Salsa Classes BOTANIC BAR – Gemma CENTRAL DISTRICTS FOOTBALL CLUB – Complete Trivia CHALLA GARDENS HOTEL – Complete Trivia CHRISTIES BEACH HOTEL – Complete Trivia COLONNADES TAVERN – Memory Lane Trivia (12.30pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Geek with DJ Tr!p DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Dan’s Open Mic Night (7.30pm) DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Bento (What’s in Yo’ Box?!) EXCHANGE HOTEL: GAWLER – Live Music Exchange (7.30pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Curtis FINDON HOTEL – Complete Trivia FIRST COMMERCIAL HOTEL – Complete Trivia
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – DYNOMITE GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB – KG’s Complete Trivia GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Daniel Cameron HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Sports Bar: 888 Poker (7.30pm) Dining: Complete Trivia (7.30pm) HIGHWAY – The Combi Room HQ – Flashdance JETTY BAR – karaoke MARION HOTEL – Adelaide Comedy Winner Best Of Fringe 2012 MICK O’SHEA’S – Celtic Connection PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy (9pm) SEAFORD HOTEL – karaoke with Suzanne (8.30pm) SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – karaoke with Margi (7.30pm) SUGAR – Mixed Tape with Lauren Rose, Ferris Mular and Mr Whiskas SUZIE WONG’S ROOM – Tara Carragher (6.30pm) THE LION HOTEL – Proton Pill TONSLEY HOTEL – quiz night (7pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Trivia Wednesdays (7pm) TOWER TAVERN: RENMARK – Complete Trivia WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
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THURSDAY JANUARY 24
thursday jan 24
THE BEARDED GYPSY BAND
THE BEARDED GYPSY BAND + MAX SAVAGE AND THE FALSE IDOLS
+ MONKEY PUZZLE TREE
FRONT BAR: GUMBO ROOM BLUES JAM + THE BLUESCASTERS
FRIDAY JANUARY 25
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LATINO GROOVES LONG WEEKEND PARTY FEATURING SALCEDO FRONT BAR:
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TUESDAY JANUARY 28
FRI FEBRUARY 1 ONE NIGHT THE SUPERJESUS SOLD OUT ONLY SAT FEBRUARY 2 LUCKY SEVEN’S NINTH BIRTHDAY PARTY SUN FEBRUARY 3 THE NECKS FRI FEBRUARY 8 SATISFACTION SAT FEBRUARY 9 RONNIE TAHENY – A KIND OF HOMECOMING + GEORGIA GERMEIN SISTERS FRONT BAR: MUDDY ROAD SUN FEBRUARY 10 KEITH HALL AND PAT DOW TUES FEBRUARY 12 PREVIEW STEPHEN K. AMOS WED FEBRUARY 13 PREVIEW STEPHEN K. AMOS THURS FEBRUARY 14 PREVIEW STEPHEN K. AMOS FRI FEBRUARY 15 STEPHEN K. AMOS - BEST OF OUT PREVIEW THE FEST LATE SHOW SOLD SAT FEBRUARY 16 STEPHEN K. AMOS - BEST OF THE FEST LATE SHOW PREVIEW SUN FEBRUARY 17 MICHELLE AND THE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB MON FEBRUARY 18 JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR TUES FEBRUARY 19 BULMERS BEST OF THE PREVIEW EDINBURGH FEST WED FEBRUARY 20 AJA: THE ALBUM (STEELY DAN) TRIBUTE THURS FEBRUARY 21 BULMERS BEST OF THE PREVIEW EDINBURGH FEST FRI FEBRUARY 22 BULMERS BEST OF THE PREVIEW EDINBURGH FEST
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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29
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Fringe Go Time “I don’t want Adelaide people to feel like guinea pigs,” San Francisco comedian Arj Barker says of premiering his brand new show, Go Time, at Adelaide Fringe. “It’s more like I really trust the people of Adelaide as being a very good place to start. Adelaide people are always very supportive and a great audience.” arker maintains a great relationship with Adelaide. “Well we’ve had a couple of fights over the years,” he laughs, “but I think that’s only natural because it only makes the relationship stronger.” This writer recalls first experiencing Barker’s comic talents at what was Botz Café on Rundle St in the late ’90s where he performed his Fringe show upstairs to around 20 people (“Well, you gotta start somewhere and I’m hoping to get about 30 people this year,” Barker says). He has since returned to ply his laid-back wares at bigger and bigger venues and now commands a strong and loyal following. The comic did, however, take much of last year off from any touring duties.
“But I did come over and visit,” he reveals, “and was floating around for a few days. I’d decided to take some time off so I went to Byron Bay and learned some new skills. So I learned how to cook, how to hang-glide and how to DJ a little bit. I ended up learning how to make lentil soup. And I practised guitar a lot, which I haven’t done for a while now. It was just for fun though as a way of relaxing.” I seem to vaguely recall Barker undertaking some kind of impromptu, late afternoon hip hop performance, maybe with award-winning San Francisco author, filmmaker and comic Harmon Leon, somewhere on Rundle St, at an Adelaide Fringe many years ago. “I don’t know about that although I do have a shocking memory so it might well have happened,” Barker says. “But I know I’ve opened shows in Adelaide with a rap song and played a bit of guitar. I always like to have a bit of music in my shows so Go Time has a couple of songs I’ve written. And I think people will like them. I’m hoping so anyway and I’m super excited about that part of the new show. If you’re going to be on stage for an hour, you don’t want to be just doing standup. I’m conscious of the fact you have to give that little bit more. A song or two adds a little bit more colour to it.
Conchord Flight “And Go Time is about 85 percent new material,” he then announces. “Some of the material is old but it’s from a long, long time ago. And my criteria is that absolutely none of it is on my current DVD [2012’s Joy Harvest]. If it’s not on one of my DVDs, I can put it in a show and say it’s new. But it’s a solid show. I’m not trying to reinvent the stand-up comedy wheel, I just want people to laugh for an hour or so.” The comic, who was born Arjan Singh Aulakh, really enjoys his Adelaide visits. “I like Falafel King in Rundle St, although I haven’t eaten there in a while,” Barker announces. “But I really love Lucia’s in the market. That place is beautiful and I eat breakfast there. They put Parmesan cheese in their eggs and I love it. But I always have a good time in Adelaide at the Fringe. My favourite moments are all the good laughs I’ve had over the years and walking around during the daytime in the heat. “But there’s not one particular Adelaide moment that stands out because it’s just years and years of good memories. And I enjoy catching up with other comics because I don’t often get to see them. Especial people like Craig Egan, because he’s like the godfather of Adelaide comedy and is now a really good friend.
Arj Barker, currently sitting on top of Internode’s list of Fringe Favourites for 2013, was involved in New Zealand television show Flight Of The Conchords. “I became friends with [the show’s creators] Jemaine [Clement] and Bret [McKenzie] when we were sharing a venue during a comedy festival in Auckland, New Zealand,” Barker reveals. “So we got to know each other well and then I got to know their friends. And then they said, ‘Hey, we’re putting this show together for American TV, do you want to be involved?’, so we skipped the whole audition process. And they are good guys and are now good friends. It’s always a bonus when you can work with friends.”
“And I enjoy The Garden Of Unearthly Delights,” Barker concludes. “It’s now much bigger than a garden though isn’t it? It’s like a huge agricultural region.” WHO: Arj Barker WHAT: Adelaide Fringe WHERE: Arts Theatre, 53 Angas St WHEN: Fri Feb 15 until Sat Mar 16 (excluding Mondays)
Film // The Impossible (M) Barcelona-born director JA (The Orphanage) Bayona’s Spanishproduced, English-language account of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami has been nominated for awards and attracted controversy (the actual family involved was Spanish, yet the onscreen characters seem cautiously nationality-free), but perhaps the biggest problem is its labelling as a ‘Disaster Movie’, as this is in fact intended as a study of the power - and the stubbornness - of the human spirit. Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons, Lucas, Thomas and Simon (Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast), travel to beautiful coastal Thailand for Christmas and, after a calm but you-know-what’s-coming build-up, the family are relaxing at the pool when the tidal wave hits, in a sequence that uses models,
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old-fashioned trick photography and a water tank instead of tedious CGI - and is all the more terrifying because of it. The quintet’s then split up, with the battered Maria cared for by Lucas, Henry alone and the younger sons apparently swept away, as Bayona stages scenes that often prove very moving, with bewildered and traumatised survivors (many bit-players were actually there) struggling to comprehend one of the most destructive natural catastrophes in history. If you can get past the problematic aspects here (and some odd moments, as when Watts’ Maria, surrounded by devastation, stops to adjust her top so that her eldest son doesn’t see her breast), then this is certainly worth persevering with, even if it’s not quite what you’d call ‘entertaining’. But, then again, think of what it could have been like if, say, Michael bloody Bay had directed it. Mad Dog Bradley
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This week’s Movie Under The Stars is Red Dog (PG), if there’s anyone left who hasn’t seen it, so check out all details at jacobscreek.com or their Facebook page.
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This week’s Moonlight Cinema offerings include: Top Gun (M) on Thu Jan 24; Wreck-It Ralph (PG) on Fri Jan 25; The Sapphires (PG) on Sat Jan 26; Silver Linings Playbook (M) on Sun Jan 27; Flight (M) on Mon Jan 28; and Zero Dark Thirty (MA) on Tue Jan 29. Details: moonlight.com.au.
Bathing Franky (MA)
This Is 40 (MA)
Chasing Ice (E)
Shot on a very low budget in the Hunter Valley, NSW, by producer/director Owen Elliott and writer/producer Michael Winchester, this modest and fragile yet deeply pleasing drama has its awkward moments, and yet a carefully-judged sense of sweet compassion shines through. Steve (Shaun Goss) is released from prison after three-and-a-half years for a crime hinted at throughout, and after trying to reconnect with his similarly-troubled ex Susie (Bree Desborough) and getting a gig with a ‘meals on wheels’ operation, he meets Rodney (Henri Szeps), a middle-aged, apparently multilingual amateur clown and magician given to flights of fancy as he cares for his wandering and invalid mum Francesca/Franky (Maria Venuti in a daring performance many have rather overlooked). The high-energy Rodney claims that Franky likes having Steve around, and he and Rodney get closer, which is a good thing as Elliott and Winchester’s plot grows darker (and perhaps too dark for some, which might unfortunately keep this one for reaching the wide audience it deserves). With a nice (if initially somewhat forced) characterisation from the unknown Goss and fine work from stage actor (and Mother And Son stalwart) Szeps, this movingly demonstrates, like many films of late, the power of forgiveness, while also sharply suggesting that sometimes the hardest person of all to forgive is yourself. Bathing Franky screens at the Mercury Cinema as part of their ‘Summer Scoops’ 2013 season on Thu Jan 31 at 7pm, with director Owen Elliott in attendance for a Q+A afterwards. See mercurycinema.org.au for details. Mad Dog Bradley
Writer/director/co-producer Judd Apatow’s follow-up-of-sorts to Knocked Up catches up with that film’s Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann/Mrs Apatow), and finds them in all sorts of crises in the build-up to their close-together 40th birthdays (no, hang on, she’s 38, dammit!). These longtime-marrieds come complete with daughters (Maude and Iris Apatow) and a mess of personal, professional, financial, familial and sexual problems: she has a randy personal trainer ( Jason Segel) and a fashion business where a hot employee (Megan Fox) might be stealing, while he’s managing an old rocker (game Graham Parker as himself ) and struggling to make ends meet with a mouthy colleague (funny Chris O’Dowd); their dads (his is Albert Brooks and hers is John Lithgow, and they’re both excellent) are variously hopeless; and they’ve started arguing about everything, including money, cupcakes, Viagra, the final episode of Lost, you name it. And, in standard Apatow fashion, we build up - and up - to an elaborate and lengthy finale that unites the whole fine cast for a mighty shit-fight. While too damn long, of course, in standard JA fashion (he’s his own worst script editor), there’s still much here to enjoy, and yet for every witty line or cool cameo there’s a most Apatowian artificiality, a sense that real people just wouldn’t talk like that, and that unmistakable streak of nastiness, especially considering, again, that he’s cast his actual family members in these sometimes unflattering roles. This Is what? Some kind of cruel therapy? Mad Dog Bradley
Film-making meets art meeting science in this rather less finger-pointy than most globalwarming-doomsday flick, which documents the progress of the Extreme Ice Survey, a project spearheaded by National Geographic photographer James Balog, which manages to do what all the data-heavy articles and admonishing interviews preceding it have failed to do: provide vast visual evidence of the effects of global warming, and specifically the rapidly receding northern hemisphere glaciers. In 2007, Balog and his team set up 43 time-lapse cameras at glaciers across Iceland, Greenland, Alaska and Canada, and programmed them (using technology that had to be specially invented) to take a photo every half-hour of daylight, year round, with the intention of capturing the change in the glaciers, and ultimately demonstrating how fast climate change is transforming large areas of the Earth. This is one of those situations where the destination (although depressing) is far better than the journey - after all, 90 plus minutes of men staggering through snow and playing with cameras is rarely an enthralling experience, but amidst all the schlepping and the tweaking, Balog’s beautiful photography, though presented analytically, offers a stunning visual account of the anthropogenic destruction of our planet, and there is much to be learned from his mission, and much to admire in his personal sacrifices. There may not be an action-heavy plot, happy ending, or even a solution to keep us going here, but this remains a must-see for anyone who uses Planet Earth on a daily basis. Another Mercury Cinema ‘Summer Scoop’. See mercurycinema.org.au. Kat McCarthy
Opening But Unrated Writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s latest, Django Unchained (MA), is a mighty saga that ‘controversially’ deals with issues relating to America’s history of slavery, and features Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz (who owes Tarantino a great deal), Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Quentin’s old pal Samuel L Jackson and lots of culty names in small roles. Just don’t ask Spike Lee what he thinks about it. The Guilt Trip (M), from 27 Dresses and The Proposal director Anne Fletcher, is a familial-horror-comedy starring Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Miriam Margolyes, Kathy Najimy and so forth.
Summer Scoops Mercury Cinema
The 2013 season of ‘17 flavour-filled films’ continues at the Mercury Cinema with screenings of previously-reviewedright-here titles (Anton Corbijn: Inside Out, Compliance, Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, Sightseers) and others including Chasing Ice, Smashed, Queen Of Versailles, last year’s I Am Eleven, The Master and Bully and more. All details: mercurycinema.org.au.
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Introducing: Rip It Up’s Street Style Photographers IPI
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How long have you been photographing for? About two years. What camera do you use? Canon 6D. Favourite thing you’ve shot so far? Hard to say, but I’ve shot some skating in the past I’ve liked. I see fashion as... Expensive. I’ll never be caught without? My iPhone. Favourite place to shop? Haus Store. Favourite item of clothing? My Visvim shoes. You can always find me... Lurking around town. My dream job would be... Doing something I enjoy. I would love to photograph… More fashion editorial. Maybe someone like Mark McNairy.
Ula Blocksage, 23 How long have you been photographing for? Since I was five. What camera do you use? Canon 5D Mark II. Favourite thing you’ve shot so far? I don’t think I’ve shot it yet. I see fashion as... Very subjective and a way to stay true to what makes you feel good. I’ll never be caught without… A camera and good lip balm. Favourite place to shop? Paris! Favourite item of clothing? Black zip-up leather boots. I’ve had them re-soled twice already. You can always find me... On Ebenezer Place. My dream job would be... To be able to make a living working in both fashion photography and as a musician. I would love to photograph... Audrey Tatou and Keith Richards... Maybe at the same time?
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The recent call out for a Street Style Photographer saw a tidal wave of new talent put their hands up for the opportunity. In the end we couldn’t decide, so chose two... Look out for Jake and Ula as they scour the streets and events of Adelaide looking for those representing local style and then check Rip It Up Fashion and ripitup.com.au each week to see who makes the grade.
The Good Vitamin: Nails, Skin And Hair Care Not only are nails, skin and hair the part we can see, but also considering the skin is the body’s largest organ, it’s important to take good care of it. Sunburn, chemicals, diet and everyday wear and tear can hurry along the deterioration process. Therefore, it’s a good idea to have as much good stuff floating around inside you to help out as possible, as once the damage is done, reversing the impact can be difficult and expensive. The Good Vitamin had a supplement formulated for hair, skin and nails that is Australianmade and therefore tailored to the needs of Australian men and women. If you may think you’re missing something inside to help you on the outside, give them a crack – before everything else cracks instead.
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Little Miss Mexico After a few years of painstaking council initiatives, Adelaide is finally, finally taking full advantage of its vacant city lots and turning them into popular local jaunts. One such example is Little Miss Mexico, an upcoming, multipurpose Fringe hub that will transform the tired building and courtyard next to the Crown & Anchor into a brand new Mexican taqueria and outdoor bar this festival season. Joining forces with Higher Ground and Vinteloper Wines, Little Miss Mexico will fly the flag as a new social hub in the East End for the duration of the Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival, providing live theatre and entertainment, wine tastings, a buzzing outdoor bar atmosphere and authentic Mexican street food in its rustic courtyard and three-level interior. The space is looking to open in the first week of February, but stay tuned on the official date. We can’t give away too much more, but this is a space you’ll definitely want to keep a look out for.
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WHAT: Little Miss Mexico WHERE: 188 Grenfell St, Adelaide WHEN: Daily 11am – late in Feb INFO: littlemissmexico.com
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Adelaide Chow Town Menu This year Big Day Out is ditching the typical greasy festival food and introducing Chow Town, a brand new food hub consisting of pop-up mini restaurants in each city. Some of SA’s best foodies have banded together for the Adelaide leg of the festival, with The Vendor, Veggie Velo, Simon Bryant, Devour Dessert Bar, Jack Ruby and Grace The Establishment each setting up shop to offer patrons a much needed respite from soggy chips. Here’s some of the food items you can expect to scoff your face with in between sets from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Don’t punish your gut with those terrifying ‘spiral chips’ this year.
Chicken Baby by The Vendor Bucket of chicken wings $15 Char-grilled chicken sandwich with smokey mayo, crispy bacon and pickle $10
Devour Dessert Bar Peanut butter jelly panna cotta $10
Simon Bryant Gado gado (raw vegie salad) $12 Salt and pepper tofu $12
Grace The Establishment
Pork belly and slaw sandwich $9 Beef cheek, lemongrass and tamarind taco $8
Mini cheeseburger slider $8 New York style chilli dog $8
Veggie Velo Haloumi burger $10
WHAT: Chow Town at Big Day Out WHERE: Adelaide Showground WHEN: Fri Jan 25 TICKETS: Available from bigdayout.com
Brew Boys Hard Pressed Cider 6.2% Dear cider, Although we’ve been mates for a very long time now, your popularity in recent years has threatened our relationship. Your ‘apples from everywhere reconstituted juice approach’ has put distance between us, but I still believe deep down that we have something deeper than that. Luckily you have made a mutual acquaintance in the Brew Boys, and they have shown you how to be true to yourself again. So, tasting notes you want? Well… it tastes like apples and a bit of pear! Brew Boys Hard Pressed is not over-carbonated and the acidity is refreshing, unlike many other ciders. It’s cloudy, textural and demands being enjoyed without ice, outdoors and alongside a plate of fish and chips while nodding your head to a little The Whitest Boy Alive. Cheers.
The moon has revved you up. That you take the path less travelled is par for the course with Mars in Aquarius. You are simply not going to do it any other way than that which possesses you. Be sure to remember to balance your own needs with those of others.
Libra 23.09/23.10 Venus has passed in front of Pluto. Love has passed a mighty test. It will have gotten stronger – even if it has shifted form. Pluto initiates us and regenerates us. He takes all that is false away and leaves us to find the new, afresh. Your heart has been weeded. Get ready for the new.
Taurus 21.04/20.05 The moon sails through early in the week. She sets your heart alight. The strange fluttering in the middle of your chest is butterflies of excitement setting off on a new breeze. Build on the little tremors of feeling that are trying to tell you that you are on the right track.
Scorpio 24.10/21.11 Saturn is dancing. Saturn is reality. When reality dances, it means we have found the joy that lies under all illusions. To dance when our falseness is revealed is slightly and divinely mad. Dance when your whole, habitual self wants you to whine and moan. Break the mould.
Gemini 21.05/21.06 There’s an odd astrological dance going on between Uranus, who wants to instigate your inspiration, and Neptune, who appears to be throwing down a wet blanket. Mere impulsiveness is not enough to get your cart moving. Be inspired from the very depth of your soul.
Sagittarius 22.11/21.12 Friends are your medicine. Their company is a soothing balm for tired hearts. Friendliness is enough to heal most heartaches. There’s no need to do anything spectacular. It’s enough to recognise and celebrate those blessings that are already coming your way.
Cancer 22.06/22.07 Take time to hone your skills. Building satisfaction and excellence into your work will build your health and confidence too. The moon sets the tone, by being in Taurus for the first few days of the week, bringing you to ground in pragmatic and sensual ways. Be dexterous.
Departure @ Turner From The Tate The Art Gallery’s late-night club Departure will return this Fri Feb 8 to welcome one of its most ambitious exhibitions yet, Turner From The Tate. Featuring the iconic paintings of JMW Turner (1775 – 1851), one of Britain’s greatest landscape painters, Turner From The Tate will showcase over 100 works in oil and watercolour from the famous British creative with some having never before being seen. Departure will kick off the exhibition’s tenure with a special opening featuring live DJs, a paint-by-numbers tour, food, drink and gelato and more. Tickets are available now from the art gallery’s website. Departure is an 18+ event.
WHAT: Departure @ Turner At The Tate WHERE: Art Gallery Of South Australia WHEN: Fri Feb 8 from 6pm – 10pm TICKETS: $60 for GA, $45 for members
The sun arrives in Aquarius. You will want fanfare. It’s not certain that you will get any. What will happen though is that you will start to feel a self-integrating harmony. Those parts that are at sixes and nines will figure out how to dance. Take chances that promote union.
Pisces 19.02/20.03 Grandiosity is not serving you well. It might be yours – it might be somebody else’s. Recognise it and move away – especially if it’s decorated with spiritual reasoning. Keep filtering the dross from the gold – even your own. Healing has to be real - as has your sweetest ache.
19 Morphett St, Adelaide JamFactory Turns 40: Know Your Product Fri Apr 19 – Wed Jun 8
15 Peel St, Adelaide A4 Book Launch Sat Feb 9 from 6pm
This year the JamFactory will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, the gallery is throwing an exhibition reflecting 40 years of glass, ceramic, textile, leather, timber and commissioned works from ‘The Jam’ and it needs your help filling the showroom. Do you, your parents or your children have any trinket, bowl or glassware sitting around the house that comes from the JamFactory? Share your stories, memories and favourite bought products by downloading the commission form from jamfactory.com.au and inputting your piece for an exhibition running from Fri Apr 19 – Wed Jun 8.
A4 is a soft cover book of writings, images, photographers, drawings, poetry and ideas put together by a gaggle of 10 artists including Alice Blanch, Ben Butcher, Amy Duncan, Lex Frumpy and Melbourne musician Sianna Lee. The book has been printed on 100% recycled paper by independent printers in Melbourne and will be available for $15 from Format and Title in Adelaide. The official book launch will take place at Format on Sat Feb 9 followed by an after-party at Crown & Anchor at 10pm featuring Megs Bellew, Rin McArdle and DJ Long Dong.
A light changing experience awaits you at DEPARTURE: Turner from the Tate. Be transﬁxed by shimmering masterpieces by one of Britain’s greatest artists. Relight your ﬁre with classic tunes and all-inclusive food and drink.
Art Gallery of South Australia Friday 8 February, 6–10 pm $60 / $45 Members
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Virgo 23.08/22.09 Pragmatism is about to go out the window, so if you have something new mapped out, put it into practise. It’s not really pragmatism that goes out the window, it’s more a linear view of pragmatism that bites the dust. The stirring that is happening will make you whole.
The sun shifts out of your sign. You have been given a month’s worth of cosmic help to integrate all your disparate parts into one dance. You are a little more on your own now. Life is showing faith in leaving you to your own devices. You must have faith in yourself too.
Leo 23.07/22.08 As the sun finds his way into Aquarius, so you find your way into parts of your being that you normally keep secret. Under the pure, consistent, shining light of your regal persona lies a radical, quirky and highly experimental soul, waiting to get out. Break out. Break free.
JMW Turner, Disaster At The Sea, 1835 (Detail)
JMW Turner, Burial At Sea, 1842 (Detail)
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There were gorgeous elements in writer/ director/producer Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, and yet his The Life Aquatic… and The Darjeeling Limited suffocated from ‘quirkiness’, but this, his latest outing (co-written by Roman Coppola), is a work of real maturity - and totally lovely. On a fictional island off New England in 1965, a boy scout named Sam ( Jared Gilman) escapes and Scoutmaster Ward (Edward Norton) calls the police in the form of Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis), who discovers that Sam is an orphan and that he’s hiding in the forest with ‘true love’ Suzy (Kara Hayward), a lass escaping her unhappy parents Laura and Walt Bishop (Frances McDormand and Bill Murray, Anderson’s muse). ‘Social Services’ (Tilda Swinton) also gets involved, and soon Sam and Suzy are located, but it’s not as easy as that, with a storm in the offing and wounds to be healed. A filmmaker who adores his characters, Anderson has given this an autobiographical touch, but it’s the daring tone which ensures that it works so well: charmingly nostalgic, gently amusing, sweetly melancholy - and with just a pinch of the fairytale. The standard DVD has a set tour with Murray, while the Blu-ray has that and featurettes. Mad Dog Bradley
While Lynn Shelton directed and ‘wrote’ this character study, it was, in fact, heavily improvised by the leads, who never look like they’re straining for something to say. A year after the death of his brother, Jack (Mark Duplass) hasn’t recovered, and his bestie Iris (Emily Blunt) - who’s also the deceased’s former partner - advises that he spend a week at her dad’s cabin on an island in Puget Sound and confront his emotions. However, when Jack gets there he discovers that Iris’ sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt, a last-minute replacement for Rachel Weisz) has also arrived, having recently broken up with her long-term same-sex partner, and the two have a boozy night of funny soulbaring before doing something silly and then trying to cover it up when Iris comes calling the next day, ready to make the themes at play here even more complex. Despite the underlying (and perhaps iffy) aspect to some of the plotting, there’s much that’s lovely here, from Blunt and DeWitt’s winning performances to the characters’ off-the-cuff humourous banter to the tricky final act, and while Duplass has been criticised, he’s not bad at all ( Jack’s just a bit hopeless and looks awful alongside the ladies). Mad Dog Bradley
Co-written and directed by Tony Gilroy (of Duplicity) in the absence of second and third Bourne pic helmer Paul Greengrass (who once suggested that a fourth film should be called The Bourne Redundancy), this hopelessly humourless effort has a moderately effective performance by Jeremy Renner, although his passably action-packed exploits are intercut with endless scenes of ponderous yakking. In a Manhattan centre where lots of glowering characters (including Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach and boss Edward Norton) are involved in ‘The Program’, as in the same operation that turned out Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne, the word comes down that it must be closed for some reason or other, and agents around the world are done in to hush up unethical experiments and the usage of a pill that alters the human genome (or something). However, Aaron Cross (Renner) keeps evading assassination attempts in Alaska, and winds up on the run with a brilliant doctor (Rachel Weisz), who proves useful as they try to get to Manila, of all places, to blow the whistle on the whole dreary racket. And you’ll be the one popping pills if there’s another sequel! The Blu-ray release has deleted scenes, featurettes, commentary and more. Mad Dog Bradley
Revolver, Nadéah and The Baker Suite
Now in its second year, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Sessions at Space Theatre has shown that people will come if presented with a month-long program of quality entertainment in a relaxed environment. For Sessions, featuring music from around the world as well as national acts and top-shelf local artists, Space Theatre has been fitted out in cabaret mode with tables and stools along with a few comfy couches. And the sound and lighting is excellent. The foyer area has been decked out with seating and there’s often a DJ between and after each performance and a happy hour between 8pm and 9pm. The outside area boasts beer barrels with umbrellas and stools. A component of Sessions is the Australian tour of So Frenchy So Chic, which meant that Adelaide audiences were treated to performances by French indie pop trio Revolver and Melbourne-born but now Paris-based chanteuse Nadéah on Thu Jan 17. Revolver, who sang entirely in English and were augmented by a rhythm section, are a clean cut trio with vocal harmonies reminiscent of The Beatles (they took their name from that band’s 1966 album while citing Radiohead as a huge influence) and The Beach Boys. They were also excellent musicians with Jérémie Arcache often playing his cello as if it were a double bass.
Somewhere in the hazy realm between a literary and musical communiqué lies Beck’s Song Reader, the American musician’s sheet music collection perfect for homely drawing room sing-alongs. While there’s a touch of Jack White gimmickry here, this unreleased batch of Beck tunes offers both the wry and the profound. Far more than the advertised 20 songs, Song Reader’s loose-leafed music sheets features ornate artwork and tidbits of multiple additional tunes such as Heavy Breathing On The Phone (Is How You’ll Know It’s Me) and When You Are Sleeping, You Know I’ll Be There (In The Yard). While Beck’s humour shows through in song titles merely mentioned in passing here (such as You’re Not My Real Dad, You Looked Alright In The Dark and Picking Pretty Flowers (For Your Grave)), there’s also deeply emotional twists to songs such as America, Here’s My Boy. My own attempts to play a song like Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard end up sounding like Michael Cera performing Bob Dylan, but Beck himself says “ignoring the arrangements is encouraged”. A treasure designed to inspire creativity, it would be a doubtless shame if the guero himself doesn’t release these gems – after all, no one plays Beck like Beck. Scott McLennan
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Their set was full of light and shade and they hopped down into the crowd to encore with a song sung a cappella. Nadéah, backed by a female guitarist who also played keyboards, a bass player and a very lanky drummer, was quite engaging, if a bit all over the place. At times she sat at the keyboard and ventured into alt-country territory, grabbed an acoustic guitar and had a go at some Nordic folk, became a Brigitte Bardot-style sex kitten for a couple of cabarettype numbers and then rocked out with an electric guitar in punk fashion towards the end of her 70-minute set. Local act The Baker Suite ( John Baker on guitar and vocals and Gayle Buckby on accordion and vocals) performed on Sat Jan 19 and chose to highlight several songs from a new album currently being recorded as well as tunes from their Paul Grabowsky-produced A Quartet For Car Horns And Brakes and also an earlier album. They slowly introduced
guest musicians such as John Aue on double bass, Enrico Morena behind the kit and saxophonist Peter Reidel. Space Theatre’s environment perfectly complemented their unique sound and The Baker Suite played their songs to a very receptive gathering. Sessions continues until Sat Feb 9 with performances still to come from The Adelaide Sax Pack (Fri Jan 25 at 6.30pm), Adam Page (Sat Jan 26 at 6.30pm), Shaolin Afronauts (Sat Jan 26 at 9.30pm), Wendy Matthews (Fri Feb 1 at 9.30pm), Lior (Sat Feb 2 at 9.30pm) and The Beards (Fri Feb 8 at 9.30pm) with other performances by Small Victories, Working Dog Union, The Brewster Brothers and John Schumann & The Vagabond Crew. WHAT: Sessions WHERE: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre WHEN: Until Sat Feb 9
Louis Barfe (Ed) / Atlantic / 408pp / $45
Barfe (!) has written extensively on UK comedy and here compiles a list of classic moments in small-screen shows from Hancock to Outnumbered, each with a history of its creation, a little about its sometimes enormous influence and, finally, reprints of script pages. And while he includes highlights from Monty Python’s Flying Circus (the ‘Dead Parrot’ sketch), Not Only… But Also…, The Goodies (the brilliant The End), Q6, Yes Minister, Blackadder The Third, Alexei Sayle’s Stuff, The Fast Show, I’m Alan Partridge, Men Behaving Badly, The League Of Gentlemen and the fabulously foul-mouthed The Thick Of It, Barfe is also cluey enough to offer an intro in which he notes that one person’s comedy is another person’s poison (and that he never liked The Office), and that there will be inevitable arguments over other titles that should have been in this book. And yes, just for starters, he needs a ruddy good punch on the bottom for leaving out The Young Ones! MDB
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The Bloom And The Blight (IndoChine)
The Airborne Toxic Event Timeless (Island)
Discovering his grandma dead in bed wasn’t the homecoming frontman Mikel Jollett was hoping for when he returned from a tour last year. Jollett’s emotional tailspin in the wake of Gran snuffing it has ensured the lyrics for comeback single Timeless hold a spine-tingling power, opening with the line ‘As she disappeared alone in the darkness…’ as a buzzing guitar nicks an intro from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Maps. With a chorus as supercharged as Zack Snyder’s forthcoming Man Of Steel blockbuster, this will be the track to finally knock the stuffing out of Fun’s commercial radio rampage. About time.
DJ Yoda Charlie Sheen (Central Station)
The title might suggest a stinking farce up there with Hot Shots! Part Deux, but in terms of party-starting quality this is closer to the mind-expanding psychedelic cabin pow-wow of Platoon. Winning.
Gabrielle Aplin Please Don’t Say You Love Me (EMI)
In honour of its Christmas-themed video, the holidays saw me roped into singing Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power Of Love on SingStar. Bugger me - I haven’t seen a low score like that since Nikki Webster vajazzled herself up for Dancing With The Stars. While Torrensville was being subjected to Abu Ghraib levels of aural torture, 20-year-old English lass Gabrielle Aplin was topping the UK charts with her own version. Ahead of her Australian tour with Ed Sheeran, she’s now released her first single in Australia, Please Don’t Say You Love Me. Like a Cabbage Patch Kids version of Laura Marling, it’s a pleasant enough little acoustic meander. It’s sure to appeal to Sheeran’s fanbase, even if she’s packing more minge than ginge.
The Main Guy & The Other Guys Partyhard (Independent)
Here’s a debut single for all those bongheads who found Machine Gun Fellatio too cerebral. As the title suggests, here are two minutes akin to Electric Six and Andrew WK squirting superglue on each other’s wangs, rolling naked in sequins and then dancing around to Madness and The Sweet. Cockspangling!
Justin Timberlake Suit And Tie (Sony)
Wow – a seven-year wait and we get more rotten Timber than a flipped-out Ark-hunter on Mt Ararat. You’ve got the mega-babe wife, a bank account with more zeroes than the Zimbabwe mint and David Fincher on speed dial, but you’ll always simply be a dick in a box to me, JT.
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness Box Set (EMI)
Despite his vehement anti-nostalgia preaching, The Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan is nothing short of gracious and liberal when it comes to escorting fans on fascinating trips behind the curtains of his earliest dramatic works. A year on from the Gish and Siamese Dream boxes comes the reissue of The
Smashing Pumpkins’ far-reaching opus Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, one of rock’s definitive double albums. No longer restricted to what, in retrospect, proves to have been a judiciously edited 28 tracks, here Mellon Collie is expanded by a further three discs of material ranging from rough mixes and alternate takes through to bafflingly unreleased moments of Corgan virtuosity. There’s remarkably little crossover with earlier rarities round-ups such as The Aeroplane Flies High or Judas Ø, with the bandleader’s sprawling vision taking in the lazy country slide of Fun Time, the acoustic folk balladeering of Jupiter’s Lament (Barbershop Version) and the fully-realised poignancy of the lost Methusela. Familiar Pumpkins songs masquerade in similarly diverse guises, with Eye’s demo trimmed of its electronic industrial sneer, an acoustic Bullet With Butterfly Wings lacking the surety and snarl of the single and the rumble of Fuck You’s rough master sounding like The Nothing closing in on Atreyu. From towering, Helm’s Deep guitar riffs through to hushed acoustic interpretations, this retrospective delivers the sonic blueprints of a creative force reaching a peak. Its power remains infinite. Scott McLennan
The fourth album from San Francisco duo Two Gallants comes after a five-year hiatus, where the band encountered a number of life-changing experiences. Most notable of these was guitarist Adam Stephens’ restriction on playing music after a major road accident left him out of action for nearly four months. The perfect recipe for a new album, you could say. The Bloom And The Blight sounds like a band ready to start again. Opener Halcyon Days begins with an amp turning on and ringing out via some delicately plucked notes, before Stephens changes the pattern with force and belts out the first line ‘When jealousy raps on the door’. It’s an engaging trait, and one that follows throughout much of the album. The movement between balladeer-type numbers and the more forceful punk edges that Two Gallants are renowned for can at times be hard to consume. Yet the duo manages to make it work more often than not. Quieter songs like Decay and Broken Eyes perfectly demonstrate the band’s songcraft, while the growling Song Of Songs allows Vogel to open up behind the skins. The latter appears more comfortable territory for the band, who, along with their southern swagger and pent-up anger, provide a brilliant, albeit disjointed collection of songs on The Bloom And The Blight. Sam Reynolds
Moving Music Live Review
Various venues, Sat Jan 19 Review by Ilona Wallace Pics by Sia Duff
The latest Moving Music event – an artistic and musical walking tour of Adelaide’s secret nooks – began when we each received a fortune cookie (“Your admirer is concealing his/her affections for you, take that chance today in Radelaide!”) and a bottle of water. Then, equipped with a wheelie bin speaker system and an army of animal guides, “Safari Sam” Wright herded hundreds of punters haphazardly to the Rymill Pk island. Barricaded in a brown-paper castle, The Timbers, bedecked in dress-up box finery, delighted and energised the crowd with a kingly set. From the fortress, we shuffled to Frome Rd and encountered The Atlantic Street Band. They, and a rainbow-draped performer, paraded with us down to the lawns behind Adelaide Uni, where an impromptu dance party broke out. Blessed with an up-close look at the brilliant, toxic River Torrens, the procession marched on in the sun until we descended under the bridge. Here, a whole new atmosphere emerged. Naomi Keyte’s moody vocals, complemented by a violinist and superfluous drummer, mellowed all the energy out of the crowd. The lullaby quality never quite wore off, and the following six hours were an ever-increasing struggle against sundrowsy exhaustion.
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By The Fire
Upon first viewing this album, its artwork gives the impression of a giant box of Redheads matches. Peek inside you’ll find a singular redhead, ready to ignite the flame with her doo-wop pop sounds. This little ginger tinkerbell Bec Laughton hosts pipes of fire, with her tunes apparently anchored by the sole desire to make you shake your booty. Swinging through different moods like a bipolar Tarzan, By The Fire hosts strong lounge and jazz infusions, with strong hat tips to the pop dance tunes of today. This little Brisbane babe blends these elements well, creating consistency while keeping it interesting and being backed by a powerhouse 10-piece to give this record some delicious bite. The sassy creature who has earnt the nickname ‘Lion Lungs’ was a recent nominee in the Independent Music Awards, bringing back ‘70s funk and saucy blues and a whole lot of grooving. Not to mention her grunts; I didn’t know a grunt could be sexy until a few of these tunes entered my earholes. I grunted my way to work this morning. It didn’t work for me – not nearly as sexy. Sharni Honor
A drunken, debauched, rough and dirty eyesore. Janis Joplin was all these things, yet her early death has ensured it’s her songs rather than her iffy car-crash of a life lauded 40 years on. Bratty pop mistress Ke$ha will never be Janis Joplin, but if you doubt her damaged blues credentials you’ve obviously not heard her 2012 a cappella version of Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright; it’s a bruised and broken reading with the weight of someone who really does brush their teeth with a bottle of Jack’s. It might seem unlikely to those who’ve only heard her on hit singles dumbed down for mass consumption, but Ke$ha hides a ferocious talent behind her cheap Auto-Tuned revelry schtick. When not soundtracking frivolous slut parties with the aural equivalent of motion sickness, songs such as Wonderland, Past Lives and All That Matters prove Ke$ha has a great singing voice and an arena-packing knack for anthemic melodies. Iggy Pop’s appearance on Dirty Love is as strong as his Peaches duet, while Gold Trans Am oozes Joan Jett sex fluid. When she drops the cash-reaping Valley Girl act, Ke$ha is formidable. Usually she’s good at being awful, but (whisper it) sometimes she’s awfully good. Scott McLennan
Following the success of Doo-Wops And Hooligans, Bruno Mars has shed his puppy dog, sweet romancer image for Unorthodox Jukebox, with no trace of his earlier sappy lyrics. Here Mars is into deeper and darker things such as cocaine, being busted by the cops for being too rowdy in the bedroom and hunting down Natalie, a ‘gold digging bitch’. Aside from the grittier and more animalistic image, Mars is also proving a bit of a genre bender, with Treasure channelling Prince and a bit of MJ and Locked Out Of Heaven sounding a lot like the ‘80s Police. Mars is clearly attempting to remind Gen Y and Z of the people who gave birth to real music, but critics have claimed his reliance on impersonation clouds his ability to promote his own individual and unique sounds. Nonetheless, his versatility and moves between R&B, reggae, rock, soul, pop and hip hop is commendable. Unorthodox Jukebox wouldn’t be much of a Bruno Mars album without a piano ballad; When I Was Your Man’s lyrics are raw and the vocals are exceptional - especially the bridge’s high note. Unorthodox Jukebox exposes Mars’ wild side. The glint in his eye under that fedora finally shows us he’s a bit more bad-ass instead of just plain cute. Melissa Keogh
Even The Hurricanes, performing with sunny faces against a cutesy backdrop by Gary Seaman, couldn’t rouse the crowd that scuttled to the shady edges of the ever-cheery Cross Of Sacrifice Memorial Garden. Homemade lemonade for the organic price of $4.50 a cup quenched our thirst until we made it to our dinner destination: Carclew. A tasty selection of grilled chicken or falafel, with jewelled couscous and sides, greeted us. However, digging a short-n-curly out of the chunky white sauce on the cucumber salad was a downer for the evening. The technical complexity of setting up a stage in the middle of the lawns meant that the talents of Wild Oats and Carla Lippis & The Martial Hearts were somewhat dimmed, but the muffled music added atmospheric flavour to the dinner setting. As the sun went down and it got cold, the crowd thinned. Stirring performances by Monkey Puzzle Tree and Erin Fowler’s effortlessly graceful dancing company were illustrated by Thom Buchanan’s live art demonstration on the stage backdrop. The wind-down party at Format invigorated the dwindling crowd once more, and the night sailed off smoothly with the exception of one shirt-ripping incident on the dancefloor. There’s something about being whisked away on a magical mystery tour that captures your imagination. For the price of one-and-a-half movie tickets, Moving Music proved that oncein-a-lifetime experiences can be brought to you, right from your own backyard.
The Griswolds Heart Of A Lion EP (Independent)
Much like Clark Griswold himself, Sydney group The Griswolds are dry, off-beat and at times mildly humorous. Their tropical pop stylings would certainly suit a vacation spent on the open road, if only for Heart Of A Lion’s 10-minute duration. And much like the Griswold family, this five-piece have seemingly found their way into a calamitous level of trouble. The problem with The Griswolds is that I’m not exactly sure who they’re copying anymore. All I know is that Vampire Weekend have a lot to answer for. Let’s hope they reach the pearly gates of Walley World someday soon, and that their sequels are more reputable than their original, or these National Lampoon’s references for that matter. Sam Reynolds
Panama It’s Not Over EP (Future Classic)
It seems the folk over at Future Classic are continuing to nurture some of our brightest new dance musicians, this time releasing Sydney group Panama’s debut EP It’s Not Over. With the label on a high after securing the services of other buzz kids Flume and Mitzi, this release further points towards the direction it is looking to head. With catchy choruses and crystal-clear electronics, Panama find themselves akin to groups like Hercules & Love Affair or Friendly Fires, yet with more floor tom, unfortunately. That said, tracks like Stop The Fire and Magic are decisively punchy. And alongside their label-mates, Panama’s feel slots in well with the breeze of Mitzi and the production elements Flume has adopted. One small step for Panama, another giant leap for Future Classic, it would seem. Sam Reynolds
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Cats BDO After-Party Rocket Rooftop, Fri Jan 25
The ultimate Big Day Out after-party will take place at Rocket Bar this Fri Jan 25 featuring some very special guests and local DJs Nightcharmers, Bread & Butter, Ryan Lion, Whiskers, Ferris and Acey. We can’t give too much away, but if all goes well it’s the kind of artist that’ll have you yelling out yeah, yeah, yeah… Entry is $10 with a Big Day Out wristband or $15 general entry.
Shaolin Afronauts At Sessions Space Theatre, Sat Jan 26
“The Bearded Gypsy Band, that’s kind of funny,” bassist Kiah Gossner says of the band’s name. “Beards are cool, Gypsies are cool… and then it stuck. Now we’re here. I’m glad it hasn’t got undone – it’s a good name; I enjoy it.” The name (which he credits to absent guitarist Tom Kneebone) is far from the only enjoyable thing about this band. They’ve donned fake beards to placate the masses at a World Beard Day concert. They were in Rip It Up’s Hot Six local acts of 2012. They have a mandolin. Incomparable energy, speed and finesse tumble together in the foot-stomping sets this four-piece bring to the stage. Occupying a unique corner of the music market, the Bearded Gypsies pander to the big band and folk revivalists, often resulting in a rowdy crush of people dancing their hearts out at the band’s feet. This Thu Jan 24 the band are gearing up
Adelaide Bands Top Triple J Unearthed Charts While it might taste like a rusty pipe straight out of the tap, recent music statistics prove that there’s definitely something in the water here. SA artists have topped the ‘Most Played Artist’ charts on Triple J Unearthed for 2012, with Adelaide hip hop artist Purpose coming in at the coveted #1 spot and sun-drenched alt-rockers Bad Dreems coming in at #2. The two local acts beat major commercial contenders like The Griswolds and Cub Scouts to claim the top spots, closely followed by other Adelaide musicians Collarbones at #7, Jimblah at #37 and Koolta at #41. Excuse us while we have a beamingwith-pride moment. Check out the full list on our website.
for their live album release at the Gov. They recorded their first album in the studio, but Gossner says it just didn’t hit the mark. The live approach was the only way to capture the raw energy of their intense, hurricane stage presence. “It’s kind of nervy,” Gossner offers. “But compared to a studio environment I find [recording live] much more friendly, warm. In a studio it’s kind of stale. You know that you have another shot to get it again, whereas when you’re live, if you stuff up, you stuff up totally.” The band has had a few close calls on stage – what Gossner calls “please-get-me-out-ofhere” moments – but with a repertoire that relies heavily on improvisation, it’s no surprise. There is nothing static about a Bearded Gypsy song. The band’s sound has been growing with the band members as they learn more about their instruments and become more familiar with the “formulas” underlying the tunes. The Celtic-centric three-piece they were in high school has evolved through Gypsy-jazz sounds and changed with the arrival and exit of various drummers.
“From jazz through to electronic through to folk and bluegrass, we throw it all together and get a bit of a melting pot going on and see what comes out the other end,” Gossner lists. “There have been a few flops, but most of the time it comes up good.” The live album tries to capture that surprising, shifting music, imbibed with the enthusiasm of the close community at the Wheatsheaf Hotel where it was recorded. Gossner hints at a few “cool crowd moments” that appear on the record, but is tight-lipped about them. “You’ll have to listen to find out,” he laughs. The Bearded Gypsy Band may have been a smooth-faced anomaly in the facially furry world of Adelaidean musicians – but a lack of whiskers doesn’t mean a lack of soul. WHO: The Bearded Gypsy Band, Monkey Puzzle Tree and Max Savage & The False Idols WHERE: The Governor Hindmarsh WHEN: Thu Jan 24 from 7.30pm
Shaolin Afronauts invite you to witness a live performance of music from their recently released sophomore album Quest Under Capricorn as part of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Sessions program. Featuring a 13-piece group led by Ross McHenry, audiences will be taken on a musical journey all the way from the Sahara to Saturn. Doors open at 9.30pm and tickets are $25 or $20 for concession.
Bad Dreems At Fourwords Rhino Room, Sun Jan 27
It’s a public holiday on the Monday so Fourwords are throwing a particularly epic two-level party at Rhino Room featuring Bad Dreems, Melbourne’s Willow Beats and JJJ producer Lewi McKirdy. Entry is $10 and there will be free shots from 10pm in the downstairs bar plus local DJs.
Ghyti & The Philanthropic Orchestra Ed Castle, Fri Feb 1
Ghyti & The Philanthropic Orchestra will land at the Ed Castle to release their first full-band album Life Is Cheap this February. Joining GPO will be The Sunbirds and The Wild Things, who have both been busy recording new material. Come along for a dose of local indie rock for just $5 entry.
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