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Australian Volunteer Bridget (above) works as a Urban Water and Sanitation OfÄcer in Bangladesh as part of the AUSTRALIAN YOUTH AMBASSADORS for DEVELOPMENT (AYAD) Program. Each year, 400 passionate young Australians like Bridget take up the challenge to live and work in developing countries throughout Asia, the PaciÄc and Africa. These Australian Volunteers make a difference by working in local communities in a vast range of Äelds including: law, marketing, education, ICT, agriculture, human rights, engineering, health and pretty much everything in between! The AYAD Program provides all volunteers with return Åights, insurances, living/accommodation allowances, training and in-country support. So share your skills with the global community. Find out more at a free Adelaide info session:

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Joe Satriani

Comic Con

Archie Roach

Experience the legendary American guitarist from 7.30pm on Fri Mar 15 at North Tce’s Elder Hall at which he will be conducting a guitar masterclass for the first time in Australia presented by Thump Music.

Breathe in the same air as the iconic MacGyver (AKA Richard Dean Anderson) and a heap of other stars at Oz Comic Con at Adelaide Showground on Sat Mar 16 and Sun Mar 17.

Presenting his gospel-inspired new album, Into The Bloodstream, with a cast of thousands, including Matt Walker, Lou Bennett and Emma Donovan, at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Fri Mar 15 as part of Adelaide Festival.

Stephen K Amos

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Glory Dazed

See the UK comic when he returns to town for one final Adelaide Fringe show at the Governor Hindmarsh from 5pm on Sun Mar 17 at which he will be again performing his brand new show, The Spokesman.

Get set for a wild night of alternative, fuzzed-up, freaked out rock and blues when the New York trio hit Fowler’s Live on Thu Mar 14 armed with a new album, Meat + Bone.

Don’t miss one of your very last chances to see this fantastic, award winning UK play at Hindmarsh’s Holden Street Theatres until Sun Mar 17 at various times (mostly 7.30pm) as part of Adelaide Fringe.

Speeding along this week... THE DEPOT – closing on Sun Mar 17 by hosting another Fork On The Road session and Damn The Man Market all day with live music and St Patrick’s Day Guinness on tap along with assorted drink specials and popup food stalls.

NANCY BATES – catch the local indigenous singer, fresh from appearing at Adelaide Festival with Archie Roach, when she plays a free gig on Sun Mar 17 from 2pm on the Bank SA stage in the Garden Of Unearthly Delights.

THEE WYLD OSCARS - Catch the crazy Melbourne beat group when they once again head over the border and this time help local ensemble Systemaddicts launch their debut CD at Hindley St’s Worldsend on Fri Mar 15.

ROSS NOBLE – see the fabulous Geordie comic when he presents his new show, Mindblender, at Adelaide Entertainment Centre from 7.30pm on Sat Mar 16 which includes a 30-minute interval.

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MAR 15

Who: Tenacious D / Where: Thebarton Theatre / When: Tue May 14 / Tickets: $90+bf from frontiertouring.com

As The D Rises Who: Flume (with Chet Faker) / Where: Thebarton Theatre / When: Wed May 8 / Tickets: flumemusic.com

To Infinity And Beyond The prettiest thing on the electro circuit right now, teen crush Flume is heading out on a huge national tour. He’ll be extending his set, so prepare for a deviation from his past shows. The tour has been titled the Infinity Prism tour, and if you haven’t a clue what that is, “The Infinity Prism is a device that references the

kaleidoscopic imagery of his album cover in a live context by way of a hexagonal infinity mirror embedded with LED lights”. OK. Cool. The Infinity Prism will be bringing its glittery, kaleidoscopic goodness to the Thebarton Theatre on Wed May 8. Bearded buddy Chet Faker will be joining him on tour.

Riding on the wings of their latest album, Rize Of The Fenix, Jack Black and That Other Guy (Kyle Gass) are coming back to Australia in May, and they’ll be playing Tribute in Adelaide, too. Although Dave Grohl is the drummer on all three of their albums, Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion) is usually their touring band drummer. Bad Religion is touring America extensively, including dates in May, so it is unclear yet whether Wackerman will be joining the D on their Australian jaunt.

TITLE FIGHT (USA) LUCA BRASI, PAPER ARMS (BAR 2) “STRIKE METAL CLUB” SEVER HILL, HEISENBERG, INWOODS, DYSSIDIA (BAR 3)

MAR 16

ELECTRIC HORSE, THESE FOUR WALLS (NZ) ARTILAH, AMBERFADE (BAR 2) TINA GRAY, BALLS DEEP, FOR THE SLAUGHTER, FOR GLORY (BAR 3)

MAR 22

LESS THAN 3, EATER OF THE SKY, INWOODS, ARTICHOKE, GRENDELL (BAR 2) VISIONS, MACHINE CHILDREN, KILL DANTE (BAR 3)

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DIRTY THIRDS, COLOURPHONICS, PSYCHOSURGERY, EMBER RUSH

MAR 24

WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE (USA) LINCOLN LEFEVRE, BEN DAVID

MAR 30

THE RESIGNATORS (CD LAUNCH) DEAD JOE, JOBSTOPPER, GIVE OR TAKE, PROPHETS OF IMPENDING DOOM (BAR 2) LS@160BPM (BAR 3)

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POETRY FOR THE BLIND, JUNGLE CITY, THE DIRTY THIRDS, HELLIOUS, RED SKY AT MOURNING, THEKILLBOTFACTORY

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STORM THE SKY (CD LAUNCH) WAKE THE GIANTS, GRAVEYARDS Who: Guy Sebastian / Where & When: Whyalla’s Middleback Theatre on Tue Apr 30 and Wed May 1, Renmark’s Chaffey Theatre on Thu May 2 and Mt Gambier’s Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre on Tue May 7 / Info: guysebastian.com

Who: Dead Letter Circus (with Breaking Orbit & Quiet Child) / Where: Adelaide Uni Bar / When: Sat Apr 6 / Tickets: deadlettercircus.oztix.com.au or moshtix.com.au

Cirque Du Spelling Despite their founding member Rob Maric toddling out of the band just a month ago, Dead Letter Circus are putting on a brave face and going on tour. They hardly let the news drop that Maric was leaving before announcing Clint Vincent from Melodyssey as his replacement. Currently working on their follow-up album to debut This Is The Warning, DLC have promised to

showcase some of their new material when they hit stages across the country in April. Joining Dead Letter Circus on tour will be fellow Brisbane outfit, Breaking Orbit, whose first record The Time Traveller has been critically acclaimed. Once they hit Adelaide, the two bands will be supported by locals Quiet Child.

Get Along With Guy Adelaide’s golden boy, Guy Sebastian, has sold out all of his metropolitan shows, so he’s going bush. Extending his Get Along tour beyond the city limits, Sebastian will be hitting regional centres across the country for his huge 40-stop tour. South Australians can head to Whyalla, Renmark or Mt Gambier to get their slice of Guy-pie. With seven multiplatinum records and the record amount of number one singles by an Australian male, Guy isn’t going to stick to tracks off his latest album, Armageddon. Promising to play old favourites, Australian Idol fans from nine years ago can strap themselves into a nostalgic pop ride.

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THE DEEP END (CD LAUNCH) LACED IN LUST, CHERRY GRIND, E*F*F

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BLACK BREATH (USA) I EXIST

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“CLARITY RECORDS BIRTHDAY PARTY” 2 STAGES-2 ROOMS

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SLEEP PARADE, SAN MARCOS, FILTHY LUCRE, FELL AT TEN

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PLEDGE THIS, TRAINWRECK, I EXALT, WORDS OF A LIAR, TINA GRAY

APR 24

(ANZAC DAY EVE) MAYWEATHER (CD LAUNCH)

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SECONDS BEFORE SUNRISE (CD LAUNCH)

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MAY 25

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MAY 31

What: Destroy Music (featuring The Ghost Inside, Emmure, Antagonist AD and Hand Of Mercy) / Where: Fowler’s Live / When: Fri May 24 / Tickets: moshtix.com.au or venuetix.com.au

Destructive Little Ghosties Nothing says thrashing metalcore better than a licenced all-ages gig in sleepy little Adelaide. Touring mini-festival Destroy Music will be back to wreak havoc on Fowler’s Live in May. The fest last toured the country in 2011, and featured The Amity Affliction, Of Mice

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& Men and I Killed The Prom Queen. This year’s run will star The Ghost Inside, who were the main support for The Amity Affliction on their latest tour. Other bands along for the ride include Emmure (USA), Antagonist AD (NZ) and Hand Of Mercy (Australia).

MACHETE (CD LAUNCH) HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY are celebrating an ARIA debut at #18 on the charts for their new album, You’re A Shadow. Joking on Facebook last week that they wished they had named it Your A Shadow to irritate grammar freaks, the Hungry Kids have done the next best thing – adding Adelaide to their national tour. The Brisbanites will be landing in SA on Thu Apr 25, so bake some ANZAC biscuits, head over to Jive and feed those Hungry Kids.

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JERICHO (CD LAUNCH)

JUNE 9

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Oz The Great And Powerful Never let it be said that Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne is averse to trying new things. In 2012, the metal icon and former slaughterhouse worker went vegan. Unlike his animal-loving friend Paul McCartney, Osbourne quickly conceded defeat. I tried it, but I didn’t last more than a week or two,” Osbourne admits. “I’m eating more meat now than ever! The only meat I haven’t touched is the horse they’re eating over here. I’ll eat anything...” Was there a specific meal you missed while living as a vegan? “I’ll tell you what I really missed - meat! How can the guy who bit the head off several creatures suddenly turn full circle and now live on vegetables? That doesn’t sound right. I was Satan last week, now I’m on some fucking do-it-yourself gardening experience. These days I’m on a very low carb, high protein diet and I’ve dropped 30 pounds and I exercise like a freak. I’m 65 this year. God only knows how I got that far – I should have been dead a thousand times.” Although his popular 2000s reality program The Osbournes modified the public perception of the Birmingham-born singer, Osbourne’s humorous observations are reminders that this genial grandfather was once Public Enemy Number One in the eyes of Conservative America. After using his teeth to tear the head off a live dove during a pivotal CBS Records meeting in 1981, Osbourne bit the head off a bat during an Iowa concert a year later. Obliterated by drugs and alcohol, Osbourne’s engaging

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autobiography I Am Ozzy details other lamentable ‘80s exploits including pissing on the Alamo, attempting to murder his manager/wife Sharon and shitting on crooner Roger Whittaker’s curtains. Surviving his excesses and now triumphantly returning to front the band that sacked him in 1979, Osbourne’s perversely redemptive tale is deserving of a Hollywood film. Although original drummer Bill Ward is absent from Black Sabbath’s current line-up after a financial dispute (“I haven’t spoken to him in maybe six months,” Osbourne comments, “but I don’t want to slag him since he’s my buddy and I wish him well”), founding guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler join Osbourne for their first Australian tour in nearly 40 years. Touring on the back of successful 1970 albums Black Sabbath and Paranoid, Black Sabbath’s debut Australian show was right here in Adelaide. “That was the Myponga Pop Festival if I remember right? Management told us we’d have an exact copy of our amplifiers there, which we thought was great, but when we got there they were nothing like our amplifiers! But you know what? You get up there and do your best and I had a good time. “I remember we had a big party at the hotel and some chicks there got absolutely shitfaced and were throwing up everywhere and we had to send them home. I don’t remember much on the sex front after that…” Black Sabbath are currently mixing 13, their first album featuring Osbourne out front since 1979’s forgettable Never Say Die!. Acclaimed US producer Rick Rubin is on board as producer. “Every time I’ve seen him for the past 15 or 20 years, Rick Rubin’s always said to me that if Sabbath ever got back together, he wanted

to produce us. Before we went into the studio, people were telling us that he’s always got five things going on at the same time, so he’ll be in there one day and then you won’t see him for three weeks. All I can say is that whenever I was in the studio he was there. Rick Rubin is the producer and he knows what he’s doing. If this is anywhere near as successful as the Adele album I’ll be happy!” Perhaps Rubin could sort out an Ozzy and Adele collaboration? Osbourne sounds excited at the suggestion. “I’d die a happy man, I think she’s fucking great. She’s not fucking botox-faced, she’s a normal, healthy girl who speaks in her native accent.” Despite burying the hatchet on 30 years of fractious friendships and estrangement, the Sabbath reunion of Osbourne, Butler and Iommi hasn’t been without its hurdles. In January this year Osbourne suffered minor burns when his Beverly Hills home caught fire, while Iommi’s 2012 lymphoma diagnosis ensured the Birmingham trio only managed three reunion shows last year. “Tony’s fine, but he can only go out on the road for six weeks at a time as he has to have infusions or some shit for his immune system. I was amazed that during his chemotherapy he was still writing songs. My heart goes out to him, because when Sharon had cancer a few years back, she was so sick from chemotherapy she could barely get out of bed. It’s like having a football kick to the nuts. The chemotherapy is worse than the cancer – Sharon was like [the possessed child Regan in] The Exorcist, having seizures all the time. Tony is doing really well though.” Sampled by Kanye West, covered by William Shatner and even surreptitiously making an impact in last year’s Hollywood

The Holy Sabbath Given that Ozzy Osbourne is filmed at the end of the 2011 God Bless Ozzy Osbourne documentary on his knees silently praying in his dressing room, have his spiritual beliefs changed over the years? “Oh, that? That was part of my alcohol and drug recovery. I had to get on my knees and give thanks for what I have, but I don’t do that anymore. I just burn a few witches in the garden and go to bed…”

blockbuster The Avengers (Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man character wears a classic band T-shirt throughout the film), Black Sabbath’s influence stretches far beyond their role as metal forefathers. While Osbourne now enjoys a comfortable lifestyle in Beverly Hills and routinely mixes with rock royalty, the Prince Of Darkness never forgets his povertystricken West Midlands upbringing. “You’re not going to believe it, but if I’m passing I frequently go back to my old house and sit on the doorstep for half an hour in the middle of the night. I’ll be going from Liverpool down the M6 and I’ll pull off in Aston for the memories. I can remember sitting on that step when I was a kid wondering what I’d be when I was a man. It’s all Pakistanis living there now.”

WHO: Black Sabbath WHAT: 13 (UMA) released in June WHERE: Adelaide Entertainment Centre WHEN: Tue May 7


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After visiting Australia for the first time for last year’s Groovin’ The Moo, Mutemath are back Down Under for a tour this March. Rip It Up chats with Darren King about why the band are heading back to our shores so soon and how the creative process is coming along for Mutemath’s fourth studio album. The kind people of Australia are doing us a favour by letting us try out some new stuff,” King says. “We can promise that whatever we perform on this tour is bound to change from there if it makes it to the album. We’ll learn something from playing the material live and figure out how to do it better. I’ve been to concerts before where bands use the audience as guinea pigs and they’ve been some of my favourite shows.” The new material King refers to is what Mutemath have been working on since their last album, 2011’s Odd Soul. King promises that the new material will take the band in a different direction. “I want for it to be different and to shock people. I’d like for it to stand out. I speak only for myself when I say that I’d like to feel like we were starting over again in a completely different band. It’s a scary notion to think you want to change it up so much as to even consider changing the name of the band, but I feel like I’m in the mood to do that.” This is surprising given that most consider Mutemath’s three studio albums, 2006’s Mutemath, 2009’s Armistice and 2011’s Odd Soul, as sonically quite different from each other. “That’s a funny thing for me when people think all the albums are different from each other, as I think they’re all pretty similar. Having said that, we’ll probably try to do something completely different this time but when we look back and step away from it, the sound will actually just be a continuation of what we’ve done before.” The process of creating this album is also different for Mutemath, but there have been notable challenges with their last two releases. “The second album’s challenge was that we were taking ourselves too seriously and just freaking out. With the third record I had a personal challenge of loneliness. I just got married and my wife [Stacy DuPree, vocalist and keyboardist for Eisley] just left to go on tour, so I was just in the studio during the winter working on the record. I never thought the loneliest month of my life would have happened the same month I got married.” There’s a new challenge this time around. “The trickiest distraction is now I’m a dad,” King says proudly. “It’s a good distraction and worth stopping for, but I’m trying to have the discipline to shut down any distractions, whether they be personal or just the internet. I’m just amazed at how over the last three months my daughter has grown so much and turned into this little person. I don’t regret any of the time I spend just staring at her, but I’m also making sure every day I work a little bit on writing and music. I feel proud of how I’ve handled it so far.” How else do you free yourself from distraction? “We don’t have television at our house so that’s one less distraction. I also live in this lame city [Tyler, Texas] where there isn’t any beer or wine [Tyler is a dry county and only recently voted to legalise alcohol]. There’s a benefit to that where there’s no distractions as we have no cool concerts, no great restaurants and no cool things to do. I’m starting to realise that can help with writing and making music.” Considering how hard Mutemath are working, King expects it to be finished by May. “There’s no set release date but we’ve all collectively agreed that if it’s not out by the end of this year we’ll all be very angry and disappointed. That sounds a little tragic. I’ll say sometime in the fall [Australian spring].”

This tour will mark Mutemath’s inaugural visit to Adelaide. What did they know about us before? “My first exposure to Adelaide was through a live show DVD Ben Folds did there years ago. He seemed to love it and made it sound like a beautiful place. I’ve heard it’s different to the rest of Australia, and I really like to get out and see as much of the cities that I visit. Is there anything in particular I need to eat or drink there?”

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The Life Of Byron With an orchestra backing him on his latest trip to Adelaide, Pete Murray is seeing better days indeed. The songwriter chats to Rip It Up about Byron living, Kevin Rudd lurking at his gigs and having his eyebrows singed off. That’s right. Eyebrows. Who needs them? he release of Murray’s Blue Sky Blue – The Byron Sessions album – a re-recorded version of his 2011 album Blue Sky Blue – sees him embarking on a whopping 44-date tour throughout the nooks and crannies of Australia. For his show at Fringe venue The Depot, Murray will be joined by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, but with no rehearsal before the day of the show the musician is feeling a bit nervous. “The only time we have to rehearse with the orchestra is the morning of the show,” he says. “I haven’t done it before so I’m a bit anxious, but The

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Depot location will be a pretty unique setting especially with the orchestra - so it should sound really cool there.” That Byron lifestyle of chai-drinking surf gurus seeps through the jam-like atmosphere of Blue Sky Blue – The Byron Sessions. “In the morning we’d go to the beach for a surf, go to the studio, play through the night, get up the next day and same thing again.” Ah, bliss. “It’s got a really nice feel to it. It’s a remake of the last album so when I spoke to my management 18 months ago we talked about working with other artists.” This is definitely a strong focus on the record, with gorgeous harmonies from Katie Noonan, some blues riffs from Byron local Ash Grunwald and even a cheeky rap from Natalie Pa’apa’a of Blue King Brown. Having opted for the Byron sea-change some years ago, Murray has fallen in love with this little beachside Gypsy town. “Byron’s just got this magic about it, it’s

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Tinker Taylor Pete Murray has been kicking around for more than 10 years now, so he’s built up a solid swarm of fans that frolic with excitement when he’s on tour. “I had a girl come to every show on my tour of 2008 and she used to have a cut-out picture of the guitarist from Duran Duran on a stick with the eyes cut out. She would be there for the whole show looking through the eyeholes at me. Then she came to another tour and she had a massive Kevin Rudd poster in front of her face. It was just odd. Every show K-Rudd was staring at me. It was very distracting.”

beautiful - not just the place but the whole community as well, as people care about the environment, they care about each other and it’s a really great spot. It’s healthy and it’s got great surf. I get out there as much as I can, I’ve got two boys now so I have to be a father as well! Can’t be a muso/surfer my whole life!” A former running champion and rugby player, Murray says he is currently in fine health for this extensive tour. “Yeah, I’m gluten-free and dairy-free. If I have gluten I just get bloated and I feel uncomfortable. Byron’s good for that - there are so many options.” Like all healthy cats, Murray loves exploring the depths of exotic foods. “How good are the barbecue restaurants in South America?” Murray drools. “Did you try chicken heart? Oh, they are awesome, [it] tastes so good. It kinda has a texture like liver.” Liver! As if that’s a casual meat you have with two veg. “Oh, it’s so good. I’ll seriously try anything! I’ve had frogs’ legs before, although I’m not too keen on eating eyes or testicles - as a guy I think I better respect the male appendages.” Murray’s saved his best stories until last. “I was in Moscow playing at this festival and they had these pyrotechnics - flames that shoot from the front of the stage. We said to the guys beforehand, ‘No pyrotechnics!’, but they couldn’t really speak English. So I walked on stage and opened with Opportunity, all acoustic guitar and vocal. Next minute, wooooof! This flame came up and singed my eyebrows. But they just kept doing it. I think those guys were doing it just to take the piss out of us for the whole song, but it scared the shit out of me.” Not only has he indulged in free eyebrow shaping, Murray’s also dabbled with an accidental nose job. “I was playing at a festival in Tasmania and I’d had a little bit too much to drink and when I picked up my guitar and went to lift it over my head I whacked myself in the bridge of my nose with the guitar and stumbled back – I didn’t fall though! Bit awkward…” WHO: Pete Murray WHAT: Blue Sky Blue – The Byron Sessions (Sony) WHERE: The Depot (with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and The Whitlams) WHEN: Sat Mar 16

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And so begins another season of peace, love, happiness and four days of glorious world music in the most beautiful venue in the world. Botanic Pk conspired with the weather to bring us four brilliant days of sunshine and flowers, all playing a fantastic backdrop to some truly amazing music. Proceedings began in fine style, as always, with the Kaurna Welcome To Country, quickly followed by Tajikistani and Israeli ensemble The Alaev Family, mixing Middle Eastern flavours with a subtle touch of European style. It was then time to visit Spain for the music of Amparo Sánchez. Amparo’s music draws on a range of styles, including Cuban, Mexican, Colombian and more, melding it all together into something unique yet familiar at the same time. She was fantastic. Mali’s Bassekou Kouyaté can loosely be described as a primeval version of Hendrix, playing the traditional lute-like Malian ngoni, but adding some awesome flair! Joined by his whole family (two sons, nephews and even his wife on vox!), Bassekou laid down a trance-like background with overlays of improv ngoniand percussion, really taking you on a journey to the heart of Africa. To me, it’s bands like this that give WOMAD its essence. Heading west from Africa, I was blown away by legendary Chilean band Illapu, who fuse traditional Andean sounds with rock and jazz to make some truly beautiful sounds. These guys held me captive all through their set, with clever use of instrumentation, including some awesome sounding flutes and winds. They got the whole crowd singing along in Spanish too! These guys were definitely masters of their craft. And of course, I couldn’t speak about the first night of WOMAD 2013 without mentioning The Cat Empire, surely one of the biggest drawcards. While I usually try to steer clear of the more pop acts of WOMAD, it had been

quite a while since I’d seen the Cats, so I joined the enormous Stage One crowd for what ended up being a great show. They played a few new tunes, as well as plenty of old favourites, demonstrating that even after so many years the band have still got a special charm. Colombia was well represented on Saturday. The first was Circolombia, the Colombian circus troupe who’d been busy wowing audiences all Fringe long. They were amazing, mixing music, dance and acrobatic feats, woven into an excellent stage piece. The second of Colombia’s representation came via La-33, a massive band dedicated to bringing the urban sounds of Bogota to the masses. Their style was a varied conglomerate, with many odes to Cuban music like son, rumba, cha cha and more, with plenty of Colombian sounds like cumbia too. NZ’s Swamp Thing’s heavy blues sounds, massive beats and soaring guitars made for a perfect afternoon romp. An easy-going pace was similarly set by Brisbane’s Kingfisha, a reggae act focusing on the dub end of the spectrum, and doing so in fine fashion. Which brings me neatly to the main act I’d been hanging to see: Antibalas, out of New York. Though they hail from the US, they could easily have been right out of a ’70s Nigerian time-machine, as their take on Afrobeat is about as authentic and amazing as if Fela Kuti was playing it himself ! I’d been a fan of the band for a long time, and I was well rewarded with their live set, playing a range of stuff from their extensive back catalogue, as well as some newies and a fantastic Afrobeat cover of Bob Marley’s Rat Race. And then it was time for the final biggie on the main stage, with legendary South African Hugh Masekela, who did a superb job of bringing yet another facet of African music to the WOMADelaide masses. Hugh is a fantastic showman, with great crowd interaction and commentary, and his music made everyone dance. Sunday offered a massive line-up and a plenty of fun to be had. As the temperature

continued to soar and not a cloud in sight to offer respite from the sun, we relaxed with a bit of Vieux Farka Touré and his amazing guitar, before having a cooking lesson with Algerian Souad Massi in her Taste The World session. As the temperature finally began to dip, it was time to start dancing. I caught South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir for some inspiring sounds, and had dinner to the UK’s funky D&B The Correspondents, before getting my Latino on with the awesome Novalima, from Peru. These guys incorporated a variety of sounds into their music, from the traditional to the ultramodern, with touches of electronica and hip hop, kind of like a Peruvian Ozomatli, all forcing you to dance uncontrollably. As the sun set, it was time for the big names to come out and play. First was Mali’s Salif Keita, completing a trilogy of Malian acts at this year’s festival. Salif was in fine form, as expected, with his style seamlessly fusing the traditional to the new, helped by clever use of electronics and a DJ, along with brilliant percussion and kora playing. Reggae royalty, Jimmy Cliff made a triumphant return to WOMADelaide, and he proceeded to blow the massive crowd away from start to finish. With a bunch of his classic tunes, including Many Rivers To Cross, The Harder They Come and You Can Get It If You Really Want, along with some newbies, Jimmy held me captive all way through. His all-percussive take on The Rivers Of Babylon was a highlight, as was his ‘encore’ of his latest tune One More. After the pseudo-encore everyone expected, the crowd continued to chant the tune’s main line, One More, and by popular demand and in an unprecedented WOMAD move, Jimmy and his top-notch band returned to the stage for a real and spontaneous encore! Fantastic! Until next year, many happy WOMADelaide memories for 2013! Head to ripitup.com.au for more WOMAD reviews and photos. RIPITUPMAGAZINE//RIPITUP.COM.AU

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Adelaide annually, but it’s by no means all over. From now until Sunday (when St Patrick’s Day sees it all go out with a boozy bang), both big acts and the lesser-known performers will still be doing shows around Adelaide so do make sure you head out and experience the last days of the buzzing atmosphere and celebrations.

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Each year the months of February and March seem to attract larger and larger crowds – not to mention bigger and more stunning performances – but judging from what we had on offer in 2013, it’s safe to say we’ve just experienced the best festival season on record. Time flies: bring on 2014. Nina Bertok

WELCOME THE ACCIDENTAL SEXIST WITH SAM SIMMONS Last week I wrote a piece about getting old at the market and yearning for my youth. It offended many, but mostly people attached to the Big Table café at Adelaide Central Market. This is the exact paragraph: “I stop at that Big Table café place in the market, it’s filled with nubile semi-hippie virginous wellchested cream churning women and I’m just another one of those lecherous old men sitting there with my coffee.” I was ridiculed on Facebook for talking about chest size and not the coffee, I mean seriously! As if that paragraph will inspire hatred and negativity toward women, it’s just words, clumsily put together words from an absurdist comedy guy who (more often than not) is just plain weird bordering on unfunny. I am not an ‘Ab-sexist’ (absurd/ sexist). Chill out h8ers, we live in a lucky country where we can ogle and fantasise about whatever we want. Fantasise this: It’s the Clipsal weekend, the Adelaide Festival has just opened and Soundwave is thumping. In my mind/ fantasy the Adelaide Hilton is completely booked out with

high rollers; KISS, Metallica, Anthrax, Casey Stoner, Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, Nick Cave. At the breakfast buffet, Neil Finn hides a rasher of bacon in James Hetfield from Metallica’s vegan omelette and a massive bloody buffet war ensues. Does this fantasy make you want to headbutt Neil Finn? Well does it? If anything, I feel you may want to reward him. Just clumsily put-together words. So relax, angry word sexist police, unless you want to start splashing sexists with cans of paint like I’m wearing a fur coat made of sexist word slurs. The only thing I apologise for is what I said I’d do when thinking about the Brand Power lady, I don’t even know her and she’s probably nice. Oh and by the way, ‘virginous’ isn’t even a word. And speaking of sexual hypocrisy, you should check out Dave Quirk’s show at the Rhino Room, it’s about venereal disease. Oh and just for the record, the coffee and scrambled eggs at Big Table are superb and goodlooking. Bye Adelaide.

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EDDIE IFFT – TOO SOON?

BEOWULF – A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE

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GERMAN CLUB Half lecture, half raucous mead-hall romp, BBB (Banana Bag & Bodice) defends the epic ninth century poem Beowulf through hilarious storytelling and rowdy debate. As battles rage in the aisles (and at the bar), the audience is plunged into a unique theatre experience fuelled by an explosive seven-piece band.

Known for his quick wit and causticstyle of comedy, Eddie Ifft has a habit of speaking first, then thinking, which gets him in trouble – a lot. The Onion describes Ifft and his new show as “confrontational, dark, smart and (most importantly) hilarious, one of the most underrated American comedians around”.

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Bram Stoker’s blood-sucking hero has become an icon of pop culture and, as is his calling, acclaimed director Grzegorz Jarzyna’s Nosferatu forces us to confront our deepest anxieties, visiting us only because we have calling upon him. Don’t miss this psychological and metaphysical thriller at Dunstan Playhouse.

Arj Barker returns to the Adelaide Fringe once again with his new show, Go Time. According to Arj, Go Time is both what “audiences expect from me and the last thing they expect from me. Which, if my calculations are correct, will make for a great show”. Don’t miss Barker’s new show, it’s Go Time.

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FRANK WOODLEY & SIMON YATES INSIDE ONCE AGAIN PERFORMING AS PART OF A DUO, COMEDIAN FRANK WOODLEY HAS TEAMED UP WITH A NEW PARTNER IN CRIME SIMON YATES TO BRING TO THE ADELAIDE FRINGE SOMETHING A LITTLE FUNNY, A LITTLE SAD AND ALTOGETHER “COMPLETELY SURREAL”. HAVING ALREADY DEBUTED AT THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, WOODLEY DESCRIBES INSIDE AS UNLIKE ANYTHING HE’S EVER TACKLED IN HIS STAGE CAREER SO FAR. “It’s a very peculiar show, it’s incredibly emotional in lots of different ways,” he offers. “It’s part comedy, so it’s quite funny, but it’s also a dark love story about two brothers. Basically, they’re stuck in this hellish situation where they are in prison and getting experimented on by a sadistic warden, but it’s beautiful because they’re supporting each other and you experience this range of emotions with them. Our first season went really well but it got a lot better over the course of the run in terms of us learning to grasp and control those emotions more and more. Imagine having to do acrobatic slapstick comedy one moment, then something really dark and sad the next, it’s tricky to pull it off but generally people seem to be really getting into it.” Joining forces with long-time friend and acrobat Simon Yates, Woodley says Inside has been a long time in the making, the pair always having wanted to work together but timing always being against them – until now. Not only similar in terms of their personalities, Woodley and Yates also bear an uncanny resemblance to one another physically, making for an even more convincing performance. “We’ve wanted to put a show together for the longest time but it’s been hard finding the time and also coming up with content for a performance,” Woodley says. “So

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we just decided that we would bang our heads together once and for all and just start off with a simple idea and see where it took us. It’s an idea that we’ve been kicking around for a while – it started with a mental image of the two of us sporting handlebar moustaches and shaved heads, looking like inmates... And it just grew from there! Plus people have said to us quite a lot that we look like brothers anyway. We added these Russian-like accents to the characters, not because they’re Russian, they’re not anything really, but more because we wanted to evoke that vibe that Russian accents are associated with. These characters are very soft on the inside but facing a very harsh external situation.” And while Woodley claims that embarking on a solo career after the 2006 split with fellow comedian Colin Lane as duo Lano And Woodley was an exciting move, he admits that being part of a team and sharing the stage with others is something he has missed dearly. Put simply, it’s just “a whole lot more fun”. “It’s fantastic, I’m loving working with Simon,” Woodley enthuses. “In many ways my experience with Colin has informed this show too. There is some similarity between the way Simon and I work and how Colin and I worked in that I am playing a character who is a bit of a man-child, with the other brother taking a more paternal role in the relationship. That said, Simon is a completely different type of performer to Colin, so it doesn’t really feel similar. I’ve realised that I prefer to perform with other people because it’s fun sharing the stage with someone else, there is more scope in what you can do and there is more intimacy. It’s kind of like travelling – when you go by yourself, you can still have a great experience, but when you go with friends, it’s different and it’s more fun. When you can share it with someone else, it just comes to life.” WHO: Frank Woodley & Simon Yates – Inside WHAT: Adelaide Fringe WHERE: Garden Of Unearthly Delights (Romantiek) WHEN: Until Sun Mar 17

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INTERVIEWS JUDITH LUCY & DENISE SCOTT THE SPIRAL JUDITH LUCY AND DENISE SCOTT WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY BE TWO OF THE BIGGEST NAMES WHEN IT COMES TO AUSSIE FEMALE COMEDIANS. AS AUTHORS THEY HAVE BOTH RELEASED THEIR SECOND BOOKS; JUDITH LUCY’S DRINK, SMOKE, PASS OUT AND DENISE SCOTT’S THE TOUR. JUDITH LUCY RECENTLY SPENT TIME IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA WITH HER ABC1 SHOW WITH JUDITH LUCY’S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY WHILE DENISE SCOTT IS MAKING THE MOST OF HER HIATUS FROM HER GRUELLING FILMING SCHEDULE FOR CHANNEL 7’S WINNERS AND LOSERS. Their first Adelaide Fringe show together has proved so popular that their entire season of The Spiral has completely sold out – including all extra added shows. We speak with Judith Lucy and begin by asking if life is good... “You know what? I’m almost hesitant to say this but yes, life is good. I moved to Sydney for about 14 months… Gee, that made me realise how much I love Melbourne!” Lucy chuckles. “It’s great having a new show and although it’s not that I don’t like doing stuff on my own, it’s been so nice to work on the show with Scotty; it’s a bit less lonely – and a whole lot more fun – when you work with someone else.” Taking into account the longevity of their careers, Lucy happily – and rather humbly – accepts the pair’s suggested title of ‘the Royal Ladies Of Australian Comedy’... “That just must mean we’re both really old,” she jests, “which is also true! Basically, years ago, Denise and I worked on a show together with the late great Lynda Gibson called Comedy Is Not Pretty. A few years later we did a follow-up show called Comedy Is Still Not Pretty. Lynda and Denise had worked together many years ago in an all-female comedy group called The Natural Normans, which I saw when I first moved to Melbourne. “Lynda had ovarian cancer, so we basically did the show with Lynda dying,” Lucy sadly recalls. “She was extraordinary through that whole process and at one point came in with a sketch idea where Scotty and I were fighting over who would do the eulogy for her funeral. So, to say that the show was quite confronting is somewhat of an understatement. That was the last time Scotty and I did a show together.

“As you can see, Scotty and I go way back. We’ve done some stuff together in the interim – hosting charity nights and the like. We’ve always talked about doing another show together, but there was always one thing or another getting in our way. It’s taken us nine years to finally get back together!” So is it because both Lucy and Scott are writers and comedians that the two decided to put together a show like The Spiral? Pretty much, according to Lucy. “That and we both released our individual second books before Christmas which, I can honestly say,” she confesses, “took each of us three years to write. We would constantly ring each other, consumed with self-loathing and despair about our books and would go to lunch just to whinge like there was no tomorrow.” Lucy reveals that the show is about to make its Adelaide debut at the Fringe. “Adelaide will be seeing it for the very first time! It’s great because it’s different from stand-up, but that also makes it kinda weird for us, but we’re enjoying it and I hope people find it incredibly entertaining,” she chuckles. “We both liked the idea of doing a pretty loose show where we could just have a bit of fun on stage, talk about our books and hopefully sell a shit-load of them!” It is both scripted and improv at the same time, and sees Lucy and Scott bouncing off each other. “All of the above really,” she replies. “We’ve got everything from a video of us being interviewed as authors by ABC’s Tuesday Book Club host Jason Steger, a few scripted bits like when we re-enact those despair-filled lunches that we used to have and the two of us doing a dance routine to Rihanna’s S&M – which is worth the price of admission alone I say! “Then there are bits of us talking about our books, so readings from our journals – which is essentially just standup – and even an audience Q&A. So it’s a good blend of everything. Being friends for as long as we have been has made this a great experience for both of us. We are looking forward to performing in The Garden for our first time as well as getting out and eating in some really nice restaurants with a whole lot of wine after the show – which is so much less tragic than going back to the hotel room to drink alone and fall asleep.” WHAT: Judith Lucy & Denise Scott – The Spiral WHERE: The Garden Of Unearthly Delights (The Vagabond) WHEN: Until Sun Mar 17

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SAM MCCOOL

MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISTORTER FOLLOWING HIS FINALS PERFORMANCE ON AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT IN 2012, THE MASTER OF MANY VOICES THAT IS SAM MCCOOL WENT FROM WOWING OVER 1.5 MILLION TELEVISION-WATCHING AUSTRALIANS TO YOUTUBE FANS WHO HAVE TUNED IN TO SEE HIS MANY CHARACTERS AND THE VOICES HE SO SUCCINCTLY CREATES FOR THEM.

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Described as a cross between comedic actors Russell Peters and Sacha Baron Cohen, the English, Irish, Scottish, Indian, Kiwi performer has put together a one-hour comedy show – Multiple Personality Distorter – and is bringing it to the Royalty Theatre for his first Adelaide Fringe. We speak with Sam McCool and ask what made him decide to go on Australia’s Got Talent. “I’ve always been one of those who question why people go on those kinds of shows,” he admits, “but the producers gave me a call – which just happened to coincide with the week I resigned from my normal corporate job. I figured it to be a touch of synchronicity in play and, even though I was still double-guessing myself, I decided the exposure might be good and I should just do it! “Now, being on the other side of that journey, I’m very glad that I did go on the show. I think there are a lot of artists out there that could be discovered by shows just like that – artists who deserve to be discovered, but have never taken that risk.” McCool reveals he has been doing stand-up comedy for about five years now, but claims the ‘voices’ began to emerge some two decades ago. “That’s kind of a loaded question for me,” McCool suggests. “I’ve been doing the circuit consistently for the past five years but the voices and characters started back in university, so almost two decades now.” How did all the voices start? “I’ve got absolutely no idea,” he replies in a Scottish accent. “One day I started talking in all these different voices and had to choose between going to see a therapist or do comedy – so you can guess which one I chose. The therapist told me to go do comedy! “I like to test myself out; I’ve been to Scotland and practiced my accents over there and to New Zealand to work on my Kiwi thing,” McCool says, rapidly changing between accents.

And, incredibly, there is absolutely no delineation apparent when McCool moves from one accent to the next... “It’s most probably because I’ve never been taught by any school or tutor,” he proposes. “It’s purely natural observation; it all merges in my head until the sum of all those parts is me! Sometimes I feel like a bit of a show monkey when people ask me to do all sorts of accents for them, but it’s all in good spirit.” McCool goes on to explain what exactly hoaxing is; besides being yet another facet of his performance career. “Most hoaxes are when someone gets up on stage at a conference and does a speech as someone else and, basically, people believe it. Gradually they build the persona to an outrageously funny point and then eventually reveal their true selves after half an hour or so. Mine tend to last a bit longer than that. “The best one I did was last year at a conference in Vietnam which was four days of me playing a Greek character,” McCool says, effortlessly slipping into his Greek impersonation. “I arrived at the conference two days before it started and I had to speak as the keynote speaker on the fourth day on the Greek economic crisis. I spent four days talking like this, is a Greek accent, to everyone I met at the resort, to the Vietnamese people… “The best thing about it, for me,” he adds, slipping back into his normal voice, “is that it’s pure acting – but in real life. When you do reveal people are astonished and because they have been fooled together as a group, they absolutely love it. That reveal, that moment of realisation, stays with them in a way that a normal stand-up comedy routine can’t.” In a nutshell, according to McCool, audiences will be treated to as many of the comedian’s characters as possible in Multiple Personality Distorter. “Besides being one of the most misquoted titles in the Fringe,” McCool laughs, “the show literally is distorting multiple personalities; taking as many of my characters as possible and putting them all on stage at one time and letting them run riot. There’s a lot of scripted material that I’ve performed at the Sydney Opera House and various other stages around the world. “Like all of my shows,” he concludes, “the characters are open to heckling and interaction from the audience so that they can go off in any possible tangent that they want! All of my characters love a good chat with the audience.” WHAT: Sam McCool – Multiple Personality Distorter WHERE: Royalty Theatre WHEN: Thu Mar 14

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CRAIG HILL – JOCK’S TRAP THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS’ LE CASCADEUR, WED MAR 6 Scottish comedian Craig Hill is a wicked man. Once he finished his cleverly choreographed dance stage entrance the banter began and didn’t let up until way after the show had actually finished. Many audience members were unsuspecting virgins of Craig Hill’s comedy; although sitting right up the back (where Hill likes it most) didn’t mean you escaped his verbal clutches. Hill is naughty, proudly gay and gaily on the prowl; he loves nothing more than a decent-looking ‘back of the head’ as he flirts his way from one (frightened) heterosexual man to another. With a song in his voice, a skip in his step and God-knows-what up his kilt, Hill can turn any innocent moment into a sexually-charged flurry of innuendo – if you know what I mean! Craig Hill is a quick-witted, cheeky dancing queen who can pull off an amazing Aussie accent and bend you over laughing – with or without lube! Final Word: cheekylittlebugger.com | Catherine Blanch Craig Hill performs at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ Le Cascadeur until Sun Mar 17.

MURDER QUEEN’S THEATRE, WED MAR 6 Billed as a meditation on our culture’s obsession with violence, Murder is surprisingly beautiful. Murder brings people together. In previous ages murder was an accepted public spectacle and drew big crowds. Our contemporary world has been forced to find other ways to indulge our fascination with death, and Murder displays several alternatives in a dream-like narrative. The subconscious realm is represented by puppets with a form and elegance so convincing you forget that they’re not real. Reality itself however is presented as a blend of dreams, sex, death, subconscious and fantasy – all with overlapping boundaries. Nick Cave’s songs provide a suitably ominous soundtrack, and visual media offer clues about location and the state of mind of the production’s only human character. There are macabre moments but they are softened by a trance-like atmosphere that dwells in the subconscious – humans aren’t like this on a conscious level are they? Are we? Am I? Final Word: Other worldly | Michael Coghlan

JASON PESTELL: LET’S GO RHINO ROOM – UPSTAIRS, WED MAR 6 With stories of flight cancellations and subsequent complimentary Cabcharge adventures around Perth, Pestell progresses to slowly give snippets of realising his childhood dream to tell jokes and make people laugh. Personal stories help make comedy routines unique and Pestell’s recollection of random interactions with strangers give a picture of his life and add to the disclosure of his gentle personality. Admittedly the material needs some refinement and Pestell’s delivery a tad more confidence but when Pestell gets it right there are some genuine chuckles, such as the recounting of being heckled by a deaf man; that’s the stuff that can be milked. Hearing Pestell as a six-year-old direct from his original 1986 erased Star Wars cassette is extremely cute; remove a bit more of the hiss, edit the pauses to make it more succinct and there’s comedy gold right there. Jason Pestell is an emerging comic with a big heart. Final Word: Sweet | Jenna Bonavita Jason Pestell: Let’s Go continues at Rhino Room – Upstairs until Sat Mar 16.

PANTS DOWN CIRCUS THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS’ BIG TOP, WED MAR 6 Silly is as silly does – and we loved it! The four performers of Pants Down Circus entertained their audience of kids and adults as they demonstrated clever ways to take their pants off and then put them on again. Captivated eyes watched as our clever hosts balanced, juggled, flipped and giggled their way from one amazing feat to the next. If I were to read the kids’ minds, they were saying “I could so do that!” while their mothers were thinking “Not on your life!”. The Space Wheel (AKA Wheel Of Death) was beautifully executed while the two women

on the single trapeze were a mind-blowing highlight that had us holding our breaths. The young boys in front of me will never be the same again. Suspense, skills, catchy musical interludes, comedy, suspenders, Shufflin’ and a spectacular finale; a fantastic night of circus the whole family will love! Standing ovations can’t be wrong! Final Word: Spectacular! | Catherine Blanch Pants Down Circus continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ Big Top until Sun Mar 17.

GRAVITY BOOTS HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE ARCH, WED MAR 6 The show starts with a song that’s not quite sidesplittingly funny, followed by a series of absurdist theatre skits; firstly, a piece about the diaries of a couple of adventurers – with one of our intrepid men finishing as an ice cube. By the time we meet the Mermen, we know that we have no idea what to expect and if we thought we did, we’d be totally wrong. The musical soundtrack is a tastefully played electric guitar through loops and effects, to the point of sounding like a pipe organ at times – a lovely touch. This is not stand-up and at times there were convulsions rippling through the audience, but it did take a while to warm to this very different comedic experience. Absurd caricatures, weird links and situations; it’s a funny show but with a bit of maturity and experience it just may grow into something cultish. Final Word: Imaginative | Clayton Werner Gravity Boots continues at Holden Street Theatres – The Arch until Sat Mar 16.

ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN: GIRL GOING TO HELL RHINO ROOM – HOWLING OWL, TUE MAR 5 Abigoliah Schamaun, a sucker for online dating and bad boys, is a feisty New Yorker with a sugary voice ironically used to gush about sin, sex and other naughty things. Her routine, which at first sounds like a tame dating column in a women’s magazine, soon turns into a confession of cringe-worthy sex mishaps, and the pleasure she gets from her father’s inheritance. Soon there’s a zap and the lights go out, leaving the audience wondering whether she’s going to stick needles in our eyeballs. Despite accidental water spillage on the electronics, mildly electrocuting Abigoliah and blacking out the Howling Owl, the sassy bad-ass girl carries on by eating a light bulb and doing other freaky things with hypodermic needles. Although her humour was a little tacky and tasteless at times, the Fringe is clearly where she belongs. She’s alternative, wild and highly inappropriate. Most importantly she’s as funny as hell. Final Word: Freakalicious | Melissa Keogh Abigoliah Schamaun: Girl Going To Hell continues at Rhino Room – Howling Owl until Sat Mar 16.

EDDIE IFFT – TOO SOON? THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS’ UMBRELLA REVOLUTION, TUE MAR 5 Eddie Ifft is a comedian who says the things everyone else thinks but simply wouldn’t have the nerve to voice out loud, or in public! Ifft’s weekly podcast, Talkin’ Shit, is an open forum to misbehave, and his live content is guaranteed to be supremely non-PC and even chauvinistic, but delivered with Ifft’s self-deprecating manner and high cheek-boned, mischievous smile he can get away with just about anything. Topics jump from ridiculing homeless guys fighting to declaring utterly inappropriate things at funerals; Ifft’s jokes are so wrong! And make no mistake – Ifft is filthy at times, but you just can’t help but laugh! His real gift is his instinct to recognise that snap point when he’s gone too far. Ifft just takes it to the edge, and a moment later masterfully reins it back before anyone can take offence. The outhouse is occupied and the ‘Shithead’ is in session! Final Word: Timing! | Jenna Bonavita Eddie Ifft – Too Soon? continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ Umbrella Revolution until Sun Mar 17.

PAUL SINGS ARTS THEATRE, TUE MAR 5 Tonight Paul McDermott said that he has learned to “treat them cruel and then give just a little bit and they’ll love you”, which summed up his

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performance well. Fringe Ambassador and famous for television shows like Good News Week and musical comedy group Doug Anthony All Stars, Paul presented the ‘lost songs’ from some of his hurried past-musical creations. Paul’s voice is still amazing to listen to and his support band is brilliant; I could happily listen to them all night. Paul’s comedy got some laughs from a few people, but he offended a lot of the audience by insulting them – and Adelaide’s past – when they really just wanted to hear him sing. He was even heckled to ‘get on with it’ at one point. Having said that, if you do go see the show, ignore the arrogance, embrace the charm and it will allow you to love the music. Final Word: Mixed | Bobby Goudie Paul Sings continues at Arts Theatre until Sat Mar 16.

LINDSAY WEBB – CHITTY CHATTY BULLSHIT RHINO ROOM – HOWLING OWL, TUE MAR 5 He sold out opening night and had everyone in the tiny venue rocking with laughter within minutes. Lindsay Webb was honest, warm and just damn funny. For an hour or so, he talked about everything that came to mind, all along the tangential idea of human communication. He discussed our disconnection with our local environment – the people we see everyday, the people we meet by chance and our modern unwillingness to engage with these people. The Brisbanite’s warm-up focused on an IKEAstyle build-your-own cabinet of jokes. He made fun of Clipsal bogans and explained his chitty chatty histor y. For all the laughs he directed at some things, it was with an air of marvel rather than disparagement. Chitty Chatty Bullshit was uplifting comedy, not about what Lindsay Webb hates, but about what he finds fascinating and exciting in the world. It was a refreshingly cheerful way to spend an evening. Well worth it. Final Word: GoodHearted | Ilona Wallace Chitty Chatty Bullshit continues at Rhino Room – Howling Owl until Sat Mar 16.

ECHOLALIA ADELAIDE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS – STABLES, TUE MAR 5 Created and performed by New Zealand’s Jen McArthur, Echolalia is a solo physical theatre comedy about a woman with autism preparing for job inter views and going about her daily chores. She is certainly at the far end of the spectrum in her social dysfunction and social anxiety, but it is well portrayed allowing us to be sympathetic, but also have a few laughs at her quirks. Her inter view practice with the audience got some suitably uncomfortable laughs. Jen McArthur presents a beautiful multifaceted character. It is not surprising then to read in the program about the work that she has done with children with autism. A quirky retro set and costumes really adds to the feel of the show and will make any fan of retro furniture and clothing jealous. The music and quality dance breaks up the performance well. Overall it is a lovely little piece of physical comedy. Final Word: Quirky | Bobby Goudie

PRETENDING THINGS ARE A COCK THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS’ CUPOLA, TUE MAR 5 Pretending Things Are A Cock is a slideshowbased presentation about Bennett’s blog career as ‘the man who photographs himself with things positioned as his cock’. Highlights include ‘baby deer in a jar cock’, ‘door snake cock’ and ‘long silver blob cock’. He explained his childhood on a farm with a Pentecostal minister for a father and a psychotic dick-obsessed bully for a brother. The family material became a therapeutic confessional, but Bennett seemed to find it funny rather than disturbing. The final 10 minutes of John Bennett’s opening night show were lost to a blackout, though he fought on in the darkness for a while, to tell us of the time he soiled himself on a trek in South America. The stories are long and disjointed, but with more practice the show should be smoother. If you stay until the end, you get to be part of a group cock photo. Final Word: Worr ying | Ilona Wallace Pretending Things Are A Cock continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ Cupola until Sun Mar 17.

BOMBAY TO BEIJING BY BICYCLE BAKEHOUSE THEATRE – MAIN STAGE, WED MAR 6 Rambunctious and physical comedy is the support spoke in this, a true story of one man’s adventures from Bombay to Beijing by bicycle. Intrepid traveller Russell McGilton didn’t want to listen to his father, settle down or invest in a house. He was curious, and needed material for his book to rival author Bill Bryson’s, and so he sets off… The minimalist set favoured our performer’s animated impersonations, allowing McGilton to show off his dynamism in the form of fast-paced characterisations. It’s possible that anyone with particularly tender sensibilities may be offended by renditions of enthusiastic monkeys or human gastroenteritis, but McGilton is just telling it as it is. This is an exciting and captivating journey to engage in and lives up to its promise to take you into a world of searing heat, overwhelming dust, sore butts, sacred cows and sweaty balls. A vivid hour to tantalise wannabe travellers. Final Word: Explicit | Jenny Smith Bombay To Beijing By Bicycle continues at Bakehouse Theatre – Main Stage until Sat Mar 16.

DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT AUSTRAL HOTEL – RED ROOM, MON MAR 4 Who said nothing good comes from a bong? Somebody maybe. The genesis for the idea that gave birth to a musical, whose production spawned a Fringe show came right off the ‘hubbly jubbly’. From couch to producers’ meetings to casting sessions to endless re-writes, this true tale is a rollercoaster that never stops, it shoots off into space. Peter Michael Marino had a great idea for a musical. Loads of people agreed with him. The fun begins. More correctly, his fun became pain, which now becomes our fun. Passionate and expressive without wasting words, Peter is forthright, funny with more than a hint of wry as he flies through the exasperation, the cultural confusion, the compromise, the suicidal tendencies of staging a musical in London that’s firmly set in New York and Jersey. Experience can make you wiser and thankfully, in this case, still leave you with humour. Final Word: Arse-tingling | Ian Newton Desperately Seeking The Exit continues at Austral Hotel – Red Room until Sun Mar 17.

LE FOULARD THE TUXEDO CAT – RED ROOM, MON MAR 4 Over-educated, overenabled and oh-so versed in the language of academe, pretentious in the singular importance of her own imagination. The artist, accomplished in craft, helps us transcend our little lives, to understand the impenetrable existence of being. Through the veil we travel to a world inhabited by three women, all social stereotypes, bursting with intent and contradiction. Lucy Hopkins performs with depth, strong definition of stylised body movement and amazing facial characterisation, uncovering a hidden world of parts, of rebellion and confusion, until recognition and synthesis win the day; hilarious and serious in its analysis and critique of the art world and society’s view of the female gender. With great irony Hopkins’ creations are beguiling, wonderfully playful, mysterious, melodramatic, exotic, achingly funny, poignant, outrageous and sometimes helpful with life skill information. With a large scarf as the only prop, this play twists and turns to the final unwrapping. Final Word: Revelator y | Ian Newton Le Foulard continues at The Tuxedo Cat – Red Room until Sun Mar 17.

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Afrika Bambaataa DJ Afrika Bambaataa, the musical visionary and scene icon dubbed by Life Magazine as one of the most important Americans of the 20th Century, will be touring New Zealand and Australia this May. Also affectionately known as ‘Bam’ – Bambaataa is the founder of Universal Zulu Nation, a collection of socially and politically charged MC, DJs, artists and break-dancers. Over the last 35 years Bambaataa has helped to shape the path of urban music and culture and was also the person responsible for incepting the term ‘hip hop’. Bambaataa is also behind the iconic 1982 hip hop/electro funk classic Planet Rock, which is one of the most sampled songs in history, with the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Westbam, George Acosta, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey and many others giving their own spin to the track. Rage Against The Machine also covered another Bam track, Renegades Of Funk. Afrika Bambaataa plays at Sugar on Sun May 19.

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Haus-Boat: Feat Ian Pooley Get ready for a huge fancy-dress cruise party on Good Friday, when TechPhonics teams up with The House Cats to bring us the next edition of the Haus-Boat series, featuring special guest ‘Captain’ Ian Pooley (Germany) alongside supports Matt Abstrax & PhilDdrumz, The House Cats, Steven Son, Josh Pathon and Felicity. As one of electronic music’s most consistent high-performing artists, in both the studio and at the helm in clubs around the world, Pooley has ripened into an artist unable to be second-guessed and capable of covering more musical territory than most could dream of trying in a lifetime. Tickets are available now from Venuetix and Transition Records and include the free after-party at Cuckoo Bar.

Inspired by Pictionary – and yes, Mr Squiggle too – Sydney rapper Joel Rapaport’s brainchild Sketch The Rhyme is currently making its Adelaide debut as part of the Fringe Festival. Featuring visual artists, hip hop MCs and a live band, this is one clever game show that both picks the brain and leaves you in stitches.

Haus-Boat: Feat Ian Pooley takes off on Fri Mar 29.

Yacht Hailing from Portland, indie/dance duo Yacht are coming back to Australia. Made up of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L Evans, the pair’s signature sound is electro-funk meets disco-punk, with five full-length albums under their belts, the last two having been released on DFA Records. They’ve toured around the world with bands like LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hot Chip, Architecture In Helsinki, Dirty Projectors, Vampire Weekend and Chairlift, and they’ll be playing tracks from their back-catalogue as well as new tunes like the single Second Summer. Yacht play at Rocket Bar & Rooftop on Thu May 9.

CD Reviews

Jay Shepheard

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Home And Garden

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With his debut album packed full of house delights, Berlin-based Englishman Jay Shepheard has succeeded where many producers have failed before him – he’s created a house full-length that keeps your interest over the complete journey with twists, turns and deep house tracks that are warm, sincere and welcoming. Beginning with the locked bass groove of Forty Eight Stacy, Home And Garden moves through some old skool sounding house with Orbis Tertius and Climbing Faces before Here Comes featuring R Davies adds another element to Jay Shepheard’s repertoire with its laid-back dreamy Royksopp vibe. More magical house burners, in the form of Signs, Be Dangerous and the album closer Too Much Love, signal that Jay Shepheard is a special talent. Home And Garden is the perfect home-listening house record. It’s the best debut house full-length since Linkwood’s System and that’s saying something.  Jeff Spicoli

Brothers Andrew and Daniel Aged (AKA Inc.) get soulful and sultry on their second release which has one foot back in the 1980s and the other one firmly in modern R&B. Formerly known as Teen Inc., the two Los Angeles producers have come up with a second effort that oozes mystery and atmosphere, with a strong focus on melodies and slow R&B jams. Having previously collaborated with some huge names in pop, soul and R&B (including Pharrell Williams, Beck, 50 Cent and Elton John), there’s nothing amateur sounding about their first full-length (their 2011 effort 3 was an EP) – there’s also no doubt Prince fans are going be all over this. And while it’s hard to pick a highlight out of the 11 tracks on offer, the standout songs would have to be Black Wing, Lifetime, Desert Rose (War Prayer) and the gorgeous Angel. Start to finish, though, this is quality and then some. Simone Keenan

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It will feature a rotating line-up, who’s on it? We’ve got a bunch of Adelaide MCs guesting while we’re here. Dialect, Social Change and Prime. They will take turns on different nights. Normally when we perform this show in Sydney we have three MCs plus two guests, and even though you could probably pull off the show with just two MCs, there are some games that need a few more people. Having Adelaide people is a bonus, though, because we’ve never actually met any of them. What’s the reaction been like so far? Surprise! People are really enjoying it – you can see them going, ‘Whoa!’ There’s a playfulness to it, it’s kind of interactive where we’re trying to guess the topic and we can only know we’re correct judging by the audience making noise. They know what it is, but we don’t. We’re hip hoppers so we’re used to yelling out, ‘Everybody make some noise!’, it’s part of the job description.

Kris Menace

Here it is; the first true crossovercapable record from the man who was responsible for producing some of the most defining moments in the last 10 years of big-time disco and techfunk. To be honest, I was a little put off by the fact that here was a guy who made his name in massive sounds that got by just fine sans vocals and was now releasing a full, song-format album. Then I looked at it from Menace’s perspective: the human touch in a track can add another element besides just being able to sing along. What you get on Features is 12 tracks of tight pop coupled with textbook four-beat Kris Menace musicality, all sprinkled with a shiny glaze of ‘80s sensibility that’s more Eurasia than Wa Wa Nee (thankfully). Vocal appearances are made by Miss Kitten, Chelonis R Jones, house stalwart Robert Owens, and Domonique Keegan to name a few. This album exercises restraint, does not go all fluoro shorts and over-sized tees and has retained Menace’s trademark sound while going somewhere new and refined. texjah

How did you come up with the show’s concept? I got the idea from years of doing battle rapping. A lot of the battles use the freestyle rap skill of punchlines and depend on being spontaneous. After a while I stopped doing that because I wanted to try other stuff with freestyle, so one of the ideas I had was to adapt freestyle into performance and turn it into a game. We actually used to play freestyle games a lot just for fun – we’d meet up in a group back in the day and the guys would bring a box of records. You hold up a record and you rap about that for four bars then hold up another one and just make fun of the dude’s clothes or whatever.

How long have you been a part of the Sydney hip hop scene? I’ve been active in it for eight years but I’ve been rapping for 13 years. I also have a management role with Big Village Records which started in 2010. I’ve always been an eclectic musician – I studied jazz guitar at uni and played in Afro-funk, jazz and Latin bands, though I’ve done hip hop as my main thing. I’m also a solo artist with a few mixtapes and I’m with the Loose Change crew. Sketch The Rhyme perform at Gluttony (Pig Pen) until Sun Mar 17.

Calendar/ Sat Mar 16 Oddisee & Olivier Daysoul (Rocket Bar) Thu Mar 21 XXYYXX (Arcade Lane) Sun Mar 31 PVT (Ed Castle) Thu Apr 18 Spit Syndicate (Jive) Mon Mar 16 She Can DJ Tour Feat DJ Femme, Nat Noiz Thu Mar 28 Arty & Mat Zo (HQ) Thu Apr 4 Sinden & Brenmar (Electric Circus) Thu Apr 4 Strange Talk (Electric Circus) Thu Apr 4 Partysquad (Apple Bar) Fri Apr 5 Yacht Club DJs (Rocket Bar)


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When Spit Syndicate’s Jimmy Nice accidentally stumbled upon a discarded book on the side of the road one day, neither he nor fellow MC Nick Lupi had the faintest idea that something beautiful was about to happen. Written by Irving Wallace, the book was titled The Sunday Gentleman and it was to become the primary inspiration behind the Sydney duo’s third full-length album. “Irving Wallace is an American author and journalist who freelanced for various magazines and he’d take on all sorts of different assignments just to be able to provide for his family. He had no interest in what he was writing, though, it was just a job for him to keep him going and pay the bills. So he decided to keep one day of the week all for himself – that was every Sunday – and during that day he would work on a book that he actually wanted to write. He kept that one day for something he enjoyed and was passionate about. Eventually he published a book called The Sunday Gentleman and that’s what Jimmy found on the side of the road one night. He was just walking home from the studio and found a bunch of books laying on the road – someone had just thrown them out – so he picked it up because the nice lettering really caught his eye initially. He’s really into visual shit...” Upon second look, however, both Nice and Lupi were soon taken by the book’s title and concept even more so. All-too-familiar with working unsatisfying day-jobs but setting aside one day a week and dedicating it to their true passion, the pair completely related to Wallace and decided to borrow the title too. “It really spoke to us!” Lupi declares. “We know all about this lifestyle where most of the time you have to do this mundane stuff just to get by, when all you really want to do is what

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you love. So you have to prioritise and you have to try and balance things out as much as you can, even though it’s tough. Jimmy and I try to set aside as much time as we can to making music, but it’s not easy. We don’t get to do music full-time, as much as we wish we could. It’s what a lot of musicians wish they could do but you have to go through that balancing act of almost having to live a double life in some ways. The good thing is that you do see more and more people making a living off music, some people are starting to see the money coming in, but it’s hard – they’re in the minority. We’re not trying to play the victim in any way, we’re just telling it how it is for us.”

And it’s what they’ve been doing best ever since first releasing their debut album Towards The Light back in 2008, featuring the likes of M-Phazes, Solo, Jase, Fame and even an appearance from LA producer Ro Blvd (Common, Lupe Fiasco). The album went on to earn a nomination for Best Urban Release at the 2008 ARIA Awards and was quickly followed by sophomore Exile less than two years later, going on to reach number 81 on the Australian album charts. Three years on, Sunday Gentlemen is destined to be yet another success. “It’s so weird when you’re writing a record,” Lupi says. “Jimmy and I have written verses which were really revealing,

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As cool as Melbourne electropop band Strange Talk are, their disco-y hit Climbing Walls did air in The Shire. Frontman Stephen Docker vaguely remembers being emailed about a sync a year-and-a-half prior... “We had no idea what it was about,” he laughs of the ‘dramality’ show. “At the time we were just like, ‘Yeah, cool – let’s do it’. I haven’t seen the show, but I did hear it was very tragic. But, look, it is what it is. We’d like to think that at least that 10 seconds of sync made that one section of the show somewhat cooler.”  In the meantime, Strange Talk have finally delivered their debut, Cast Away. And it’s very different from 2011’s eponymous indie-dance

EP. The ‘epic’ single Falling In Love, the most commercial number, has the kind of trance riffs beloved by Swedish House Mafia. But the ballad Come Back Home might be the ‘80s German group Alphaville with guitar. Then the titletrack is again romantic electro. “I think a lot of people didn’t quite know what to expect,” Docker admits of the “diverse” set. Docker is “best mates” with Gypsy & The Cat’s Lionel Towers, the pair both elite music students at the Victorian College Of The Arts Secondary School. (Docker plays violin.) He met producer/DJ/bassist Gerard Sidhu through Towers. Sidhu and Towers were involved in the club outfit The Little Rascals and sought him for string arrangements. Docker hit it off so well with Sidhu that they began another project. He stumbled into the role of singer. They’d recruit Gillan Gregory (guitar) and Travis Constable

(drums), the four resembling clean-cut David Jones catalogue models in current promo pics. Strange Talk attracted interest internationally, twice appearing at New York’s CMJ Music Marathon. Climbing Walls, as heard on that debut EP, was included on a Kitsuné Maison compilation. Strange Talk have since evolved considerably. “We were only really, really fresh,” Docker recalls. Their influences, too, have changed. Three years ago Strange Talk were listening to Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club and Bloc Party. Today’s reference points span everything from Daft Punk, Justice and Crystal Castles to Michael Jackson, Queen and The Police. However, the “challenge” was for Strange Talk to move in their own “direction”, Docker says.

but then you realise that this is the kind of stuff that you’d never really talk openly about in a conversation with other people. It’s so much easier, or just more natural, when you’re writing it as music. You don’t feel as uncomfortable, you’re more removed, I suppose, which is odd because our tracks are really personal. You’re able to detach yourself a bit. There’s something cool about that.” WHO: Spit Syndicate WHAT: Sunday Gentlemen (Obese) WHERE: Jive WHEN: Thu Apr 18

With the EP, Strange Talk called on Brit producer Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club). This time they went it alone. Between projects, they’d gained experience, remixing the likes of Foster The People. Plus Strange Talk appreciated having “complete creative control”. Yet they did commission Tony Hoffer (M83) to mix Cast Away, making it sound “fatter and bigger”.  Strange Talk have also established themselves as a ‘proper’ live band.  “When we first started out, we never really thought we’d ever have to play these songs live. We were just two guys writing songs for fun in our bedrooms.” As the buzz grew, Strange Talk were asked to perform industry showcases. “We didn’t even really know what a showcase was!”, Docker quips. Gigging has allowed the band to further develop their songwriting, testing ideas on audiences. And they’ve learnt how to adapt their studio work. Regardless, there was no pressure from Strange Talk’s new label, Sony, with Cast Away. “They just let us do our thing – and we try not to ever feel any pressure when we’re writing. At the end of the day, as long as we’re having fun, that’s the main thing.” Nevertheless, success can be fleeting, as Docker must know. Gypsy & The Cat’s latest, The Late Blue, floundered. “I really loved Gilgamesh but, this one, I guess it had me a little bit confused and a little bit lost,” Docker lets slip.  Strange Talk’s album may be entitled Cast Away, but the band are unlikely to holiday any time soon. After wrapping a national headlining tour, they want to return to the US. “We’ll just ride the wave for now.” Still, Docker can fantasise. “I’ve got quite a newfound love for Fiji and I think one of the islands, perhaps a deserted island just off Fiji, with crystal clear waters and white sand would be amazing – with a cocktail.” WHO: Strange Talk WHAT: Cast Away (Sony) WHERE: Electric Circus (DJ set) WHEN: Thu Apr 4

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DEAD LETTER CIRCUS (Bris), BREAKING ORBIT & QUIET CHILD @ Adelaide Uni Bar

THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION (US) @ Fowler’s Live PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US) @ HQ

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TITLE FIGHT (US) & LUCA BRASI (Tas) @ Enigma JOE SATRIANI (US) @ Elder Hall THEE WYLD OSCARS (Vic) & SYSTEMADDICTS @ Worldsend

PENNYWISE (US), FACE TO FACE & THE MENZINGERS @ HQ

WED MAR 20 GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (UK) @ Her Majesty’s Theatre

EUGENE ‘HIDEAWAY’ BRIDGES (US) @ Governor Hindmarsh

WED APR 10 BIRDY (UK) & LEWIS WATSON (UK) @ Thebarton Theatre BLACK BREATH (US) & I EXIST @ Enigma Bar

FRI APR 12 THU MAR 21 MUTEMATH (US) & BIG SCARY @ Fowler’s Live GRINSPOON (Syd) @ Governor Hindmarsh DEBORAH CONWAY (Vic) @ Wheatsheaf PAUL BRADY (Ire) @ Guthries (Prospect)

THE ROSHAMBOS (Bris) @ Cavern Club DZ DEATHRAYS (Bris) @ Rocket

SAT APR 13 THE ROSHAMBOS (Bris) @ Cavern Club SLEEP PARADE (Vic), SAN MARCOS, FILTHY LUCERE & FELL AT TEN @ Enigma Bar

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FRI MAR 22 SANTANA (US) & STEVE MILLER BAND (US) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre JOHN MCCUTCHEON (US) @ Guthries (Prospect) MAT MCHUGH & THE SEPERATISTA SOUNDSYSTEM (Syd) @ Jive RICK PRICE (Syd) & THE ROB PIPPAN BAND @ Old Clarendon Inn

SAT MAR 23 MAT MCHUGH & THE SEPERATISTA SOUNDSYSTEM (Syd) @ Jive BEACHFEST: JIMMY BARNES, JON STEVENS, ROSS WILSON, THE BLACK SORROWS & SWANEE @ South Adelaide Football Club (Noarlunga Downs) RICK PRICE (Syd) & THE ROB PIPPAN BAND @ Regal Theatre (Kensington Pk)

SUN MAR 24 WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE (US) @ Enigma RODRIGUEZ (US) & THE BREAK (Syd/Tas) @ Governor Hindmarsh (sold out) THIS WILL DESTROY YOU (US) @ Crown & Anchor JORDAN MILLAR (Syd) & JACK CARTY (Syd) @ Grace Emily RICK PRICE (Syd) & THE ROB PIPPAN BAND @ Beachhouse Café (Victor Harbor)

MON MAR 25 IGGY & THE STOOGES (US) & THE BEASTS OF BOURBON @ Thebarton Theatre TAJ MAHAL TRIO (US) @ Governor Hindmarsh

TUE MAR 26 BONNIE RAITT (US) & MAVIS STAPLES (US) @ Thebarton Theatre ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS (UK) & PLAYING FOR CHANGE @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS (UK) & CARLA LIPPIS @ Governor Hindmarsh

WED MAR 27 PAUL SIMON (US) & RUFUS WAINWRIGHT (Can) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

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 SIMONE FELICE (US) & JESS REBEIRO (Vic) @ Exeter Hotel

SAT MAR 30 THE RESIGNATORS (Vic) @ Enigma

SUN MAR 31 DEMON HUNTER (US) & I THE BREATHER (US) @ Fowler’s Live

TUE APR 2 STATUS QUO (UK) @ Thebarton Theatre

WED APR 3 DROPKICK MURPHYS (US), FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS (UK) & SWINGIN’ UTTERS (US) @ Thebarton Theatre

THU APR 4 FINBAR FUREY (Ire) @ Governor Hindmarsh

FRI APR 5 ROGER HODGSON BAND (UK) @ Thebarton Theatre THE ROSHAMBOS (Bris) @ Rhino Room KATY STEELE (WA) @ Jive

SAT APR 6 JAKE SHIMABUKURO (Hawaii) @ Governor Hindmarsh COUNTING CROWS (US) & JACKSON MCLAREN (Vic) @ Her Majesty’s Theatre THE ROSHAMBOS (Bris) @ Governor Hindmarsh (front bar)

SUN APR 14 JON ANDERSON (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh RORY ELLIS (Vic) @ Church Of The Trinity LIVINGSTONE DASIES (Vic) @ Wheatsheaf

TUE APR 16 SILVERSTEIN (Can) & ISSUES (US) @ Fowler’s Live (licensed all-ages)

WED APR 17 THE ANGELS, JIMMY BARNES, DIESEL, IAN MOSS, GANGAJANG, JAMES REYNE, DON WALKER, PHIL SMALL & SWANEE @ Thebarton Theatre

THU APR 18 ZUCCHERO (Italy) @ Thebarton Theatre JOSH GROBAN (US) @ Festival Theatre TIM GUY (Vic) @ Grace Emily

FRI APR 19 THE DELTA RIGGS (Vic) @ Rocket ALUKA (Vic) @ Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre

SAT APR 20 EXTREME (US) & RICHIE KOTZEN (US) @ Thebarton Theatre JORDIE LANE (Vic), ALUKA (Vic) & TIMBERWOLF @ Band On A Boat ( (Sold Out) NANTES (Syd) @ Ed Castle DIAFRIX (Vic) & MIRACLE (Syd) @ Rocket BIG SCARY (VIc) & CAITLIN PARK (Syd) @ Jive

A relatively hasty 18 months later, second album Floral Green was released in September 2012. Bassist and vocalist Ned Russin admits that he felt “really weird” about releasing Floral Green so close to Shed. “We didn’t want people to think that we weren’t happy with the final product, or that we wanted people to forget about it quickly by putting another record out. That wasn’t the case. It was just that we were working fast and

we were able to do stuff in a quick amount of time. This time we want to play as many shows, and just play everywhere we can with this record.” The first time Title Fight toured Australia was in May 2011 with fellow Americans Touché Amoré. “The shows were really cool, and we had a lot of fun, and we met a lot of really cool people, but at the same time it’s not like us to play these big venues, behind barriers, and all that stuff. We do everything in our power to not play places like that, and to play smaller places where you can do whatever you please, as long as you’re being respectful. I think this time around that’s what’s going to happen.” Russin says Title Fight would rather play smaller shows and potentially make less money in exchange for a vibe that is more aligned with the style of shows they grew up with. “When we can just play a place that is kind of the same ethics and attitudes that we have,

it just makes it better. It just so happens that our views align in a more DIY, independentminded scene. When you get into the more big business aspect of things, not only are the venues different, but the way that you’re treated, and the way that people coming to the show are treated, is completely different.” Since 2011, the band themselves have in fact helped out with running their own local venue that is exactly in-line with their interests. While it was recently shut down, it hasn’t quashed their desires. “We’re just going to try and get out of there and find another place. We’ve been doing shows at firehalls, VFWs [Veterans of Foreign Wars] and anywhere people will let us rent it out in the meantime. Hopefully this year we’ll see an end to that.” WHO: Title Fight WHERE: Enigma WHEN: Fri Mar 15

SUN APR 21 JORDIE LANE (Vic) @ Wheatsheaf THE DRONES (Vic) & KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh

WED APR 24 BRYAN ADAMS (Can) & AMY MACDONALD (UK) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre BUZZCOCKS (UK) & MOLTING VULTURES @ Fowler’s Live BRITISH INDIA (Vic) @ Governor Hindmarsh

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THU APR 25 THE BLACK SEEDS (NZ) @ Governor Hindmarsh THE MORNINGS (Tas) @ The Cavern HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY (Vic), THE PREATURES & THEM SWOOPS @ Jive

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COMING UP FRI APR 26 GUY SEBASTIAN (Syd) @ Thebarton Theatre (sold out) MIDGE URE (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh DIG IT UP!: HOODOO GURUS (Syd), THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES (US) & PETER CASE (US) @ HQ THE GROWL (WA) @ Rocket SAT APR 27 GUY SEBASTIAN (Syd) @ Thebarton Theatre (sold out) BOB EVANS (WA), TIGERTOWN & DAVEY LANE @ Fowler’s Live THE GRISWOLDS (Syd) @ Ed Castle SUN APR 28 ADRIAN EDMONDSON & THE BAD SHEPHERDS (UK) @ Governor Hindmarsh THE MORNINGS (Tas) @ Raglans Backpackers TUE APR 30 TOOL (US) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre THU MAY 2 THE BRONX (US), DZ DEATHRAYS (Vic) & HIGHTIME @ Fowler’s Live FIR MAY 3 AINSLIE WILLS (Vic) @ Hotel Metro TUE MAY 7 NORMA JEAN (US), VANNA (US) & SAFE HANDS @ Fowler’s Live TEGAN & SARAH (Can) @ Thebarton Theatre BLACK SABBATH (UK) & SHIHAD (Vic) @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

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Formed in 2003, Pennsylvanian punks Title Fight have managed to hold onto a remarkably consistent line-up ever since. It did, however, take them around eight years to get to releasing their first album, with a flurry of demos, EPs and seven-inch numbers finally culminating in 2011’s Shed.

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A strange phenomenon hit radio airwaves in the Australian summer of late-1995: a Seattle trio playing a form of hyper-happy pop quite unlike anything heard before. Their instrumentation was requisitely whacky – featuring regular six-string guitars re-routed into a two-string bass (“basitar”) and a three-string guitar (“guitbass”) for a completely novel sound – but it was the string of happy, nonsensical songs with titles such as Lump, Peaches and Kitty that really grabbed hearts (if not minds) all over the country. The self-titled album from which these songs all originated was the debut offering by The Presidents Of The United States Of America, and it ultimately sold enough copies to go platinum five times in this country, making Australia by far the band’s biggest market. “We sold more records per capita there

than we did anywhere else,” frontman and songwriter Chris Ballew recalls. “Australia was where we got our Beatlemania moments in. It was nice to have a tiny taste of that life. It started our love affair with Australia.” Ballew believes that the reason the songs resonated so well with Australians is that we’re a nation of people who enjoy our leisure and our fun. “I think in my experiences and travels and time spent talking to Australian people, their demeanour is perfect for our music,” he smiles. “In all our time spent making music in the Presidents, the best songs are created out of doing nothing – relaxing with friends, jamming in a backyard in the summertime, or having a day where you’ll just ride your bike – and out of that relaxation comes a song. Deep down in the DNA of the music is something that resonates with the DNA of Australians.” Obviously it was a surreal time when the album first exploded, but ultimately massive success wasn’t everything that the band had

hoped for. “Yeah, it was everything at once – exciting and disorienting, and a lot of joy,” Ballew remembers. “There was also some sadness, and the relaxed, laidback lifestyle which spawned the songs was gone – all of a sudden we’re in charge of a multinational corporation with lawyers and record labels and everything, it was pretty weird. We’ve all plotted and scarpered to get to this supposedly magical party that’s happening in fame town, but when you arrive it’s actually very complicated and messy, and there’s a lot of jerks and the lighting is bad and the lunchmeat is warm. “There were a lot of things about the situation in the ‘90s which disoriented me, but now I feel like I understand them – I respect what the Presidents have achieved.” WHO: The Presidents Of The United States Of America WHERE: HQ WHEN: Thu Mar 14


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Thursday 14th ALMA HOTEL – Sam Kekovich (12pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Bill Parton Trio (8.30pm) BARRIO – Nikko & Snooks (11pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Big Bubba & Betty CALEDONIAN HOTEL – One Planet CAVERN CLUB – band night CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Complete Trivia CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Horror My Friend, Foam and Turin Robinson plus DJ Anthony 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) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Liteworks FOWLER’S LIVE – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Bulmers Best Of The Edinburgh Fest. Front Bar: Gumbo Room Blues Jam with Shades Of Blue GRACE EMILY HOTEL – We Do This with Little Miss GRAND BAR – OMG HQ – The Presidents Of The United States Of America MARION HOTEL – 888 Poker (6.30pm) NORWOOD HOTEL – Open Mic Night PJ O’BRIENS – DJ G-Rillz PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Thirsty Thursday with DJ Tango ROB ROY HOTEL – Bogan Bingo (8pm) 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 – Brenton Manser (6.30pm) THE ASTOR – After Dark Auditions THE LION HOTEL – Clearway THE RUNT: GLUTTONY – Gluttony 2013 – When We Were Idiots (5.30pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Matt Mitris (8.30pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Uke Want It, Uke Got It (9pm – extra show)

WHITMORE HOTEL – RAINBOW JAM SESSIONS (7.30PM) WORLDSEND HOTEL – Worldsend Music Program featuring Holographic Charizard and Full Contact Safari

Friday 15th 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: Johnny G (6pm) Titters with Sheridan Stewart (7pm) Joe Avati: The Good, The Bad & The Ethnic (9.30pm) AUSSIE INN HOTEL – karaoke (8pm) AUSTRAL – The Austral House Band (7pm) BANROCK STATION – Lily & The Drum (6.30pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Troy J Been, Prince Aaronak and Suckerpunch BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL – Eleven Days (8pm) BRIGHTON BAR – Sam Brittain with Timberwolf and Thom Lion BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAMEO BAR – After Hours with DJs DrDamage and guests CAOS CAFÉ – Freak Central featuring Fluffy: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Soap Opera (7.30pm) CHRISTIES BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB – Linda McCarthy CROWN & ANCHOR – Band Room: Standard Union and Appotomax Run plus Ride Into The Sun DJs DOCKSIDE TAVERN – Dukes (7pm) 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) ENIGMA – Bar 2: Title Fight, Luca Brasi and Paper Arms. Bar 3: Sever Hill, Heisenberg, Inwoods and Dyssidia ESPLANADE HOTEL – Troy Harrison EXETER HOTEL – Redline EXETER ON RUNDLE – The Stock Exchange FINDON HOTEL – karaoke FIRST COMMERCIAL HOTEL – The Peter Jenkins Duo (7pm)

FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – DRUNKEN SPELLING BEE AND DR EL SUAVO FOWLER’S LIVE – Boris The Blade and Far West Battlefront GLYNDE HOTEL – karaoke (9pm)

GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Bulmers Best Of The Edinburgh Fest (7.45pm) Best Of The Fest – Late Show (10.30pm) Front Bar: Stolen Apples GRACE EMILY HOTEL – The Dunes with Swimsuit GRAND BAR – Flashback Fridays GRAND JUNCTION TAVERN – Big Cheese (6pm) HAMPSTEAD HOTEL – Paybacks (7pm) HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Justin Parker (5pm) Red Henry (9.30pm) HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – DJ Chaps and DJ Lumeire HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Dimitra (7.30pm) HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs HQ – HTFU IRISH CLUB – Shamrocks ‘n’ Shenanigans Live Acoustic Sessions (7pm) LIMBO – DJs 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 – Paul Smith (6.30pm) MARS BAR – DJ VJBeeJay and guests (9pm) drag show (2am) MICK O’SHEA’S – Harvest Duo OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: The Happy Leonards OFFICE ON PIRIE – DJ Jess (4.30pm) ORIENTAL – Tom J Williams PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – The Scribes PJ O’BRIENS – Triple X RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ Snake & DJ Rupheo (9pm) RED SQUARE – DJs REX HOTEL – karaoke and Wire & Wood ROB ROY HOTEL – Johnny Cash Tribute Show (3pm) ROCKET BAR – Abracadabra featuring resident DJs The Shiny Brights DJs

SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – DJ (8PM) SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – Gumbo Ya-Ya SETTLERS TAVERN – Matterhorn (8pm) SOMERSET HOTEL – Tom Boy (8pm) 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 (8pm) 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 ASTOR – Tuned Up THE ELEPHANT – Rockweiler and DJ G-Rillz THE GOODY – Ch@t Room THE LION HOTEL – live entertainment THE RUNT: GLUTTONY – Gluttony 2013 – When We Were Idiots (5.30pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Daniel Erimiha (4.45pm) Boris Love To Boogie (9pm) Chrysler Bar: Jest (9.30pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Acoustic Reign (7.30pm) UNWIND ON VINE – Nikko & Snooks (5pm) VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – DJs WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Uke Want It, Uke Got It (9pm – sold out) WINDSOR HOTEL – karaoke (9pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN – Wild Card (8.30pm) WORLDSEND HOTEL – Worldsend Music Program featuring Thee Wylde Oscars, Systemaddicts and St Morris Sinners ZHIVAGO – Skream DJs

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GILBERT STREET HOTEL – DJ MARKY POLO (8PM) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Bulmers Best Of The Edinburght Fest (7.45pm) Best Of The Fest – Late Show (10.30pm) Front Bar: Pub Scrabble Saturdays and Heavy Load GRACE EMILY HOTEL – The Darkened Seas with iHeart GRAND BAR – Destination Saturdays with DJs and MCs GRAND JUNCTION TAVERN – Merge (7pm) GRENFELL 110 – Triumvirate Ents presents: Weekly Summer Sessions featuring DJs Ragz, Jesse Proverbs and John Spencer and Daly (10pm) HACKNEY HOTEL – DJ HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Frenzy

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MOSELEY SQUARE – SUMMER SUNDAYS @ THE BAY FEATURING DIRTY HARRY (1PM) OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: 2 Up Duo ORIENTAL – Roger & Regan PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Graham Breeding Jazz Trio PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Kilkenny (4pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Kilkenny (10.30pm) RAMSGATE HOTEL – acoustic session (4pm) Tom Kurzel & Ed Trainor fortnightly rotation (7.30pm) SAILMASTER TAVERN – Theo

SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – ACOUSTIC SOLOISTS SEMAPHORE PALAIS – The Incredibles SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – Sugarcane Collins SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – Viotar Duo SUGAR – Mods, Driller and Nu Jeans SUZIE WONG’S ROOM – Juno (6pm) TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Acoustic Sessions THE ELEPHANT – The Buzz, Russell Stuart and DJ G-Rillz THE FED – Nikko & Snooks (4pm) THE LION HOTEL – Andrew Hayes (2.30pm) DJ Junior (5.45pm) Fast Love (7pm) THE RUNT: GLUTTONY – Gluttony 2013 – When We Were Idiots (12pm) VIRGINIA NURSERY – Gerry O 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 – Blues Guitar Workshop with Cal Williams Jr (1pm) The Hushes (4.30pm) ZHIVAGO – Black Cherry DJs

Monday 18th BULL & BEAR – Muso’s Jam (8pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Anthony Wignall EXETER ON RUNDLE – Dan V GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Lord Stompy’s Tin Sandwich – beginner class GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Ultimate Quiz with Graham Lawrence (7pm) PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Complete Trivia RHINO ROOM – One Mic Stand open mic comedy ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Jam Night (8pm) SUGAR – Big Bubba and Eric The Falcon THE LION HOTEL – Brian Ruiz with Troy Loakes and Paul Vallen

Tuesday 19th AUSSIE INN HOTEL – Complete Trivia BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson CROWN & ANCHOR – DJs Stevie & Duncan DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Thunderclaw DJs GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge hosted by Ron Davidson & Trevor Graham (8pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society – strumming and picking night GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Pub Art: Chopped – A Textile Group Exhibition HILTON HOTEL – KG’s Complete Trivia MARION HOTEL – 888 Poker (6.30pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Davy T’s Music Trivia (7.30pm) PORT NOARLUNGA RSL – Acoustic Rendezvous: Open Mic Night (7.30pm) SUGAR – CU Next Tuesday with Sonny Side-Up and Driller THE ASTOR – Baker Boys THE GOODY – Complete Trivia THE LION HOTEL – Acoustic Sessions TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – DJs Ryley & Dylan Sanders (8pm)

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Wednesday 20th h ARKABA HOTEL – free beginners Salsa Class (8pm) 8pm) after party (9pm) BOTANIC BAR – Gemma CENTRAL DISTRICTS FOOTBALL CLUB – Complete mplete Trivia CHALLA GARDENS HOTEL – Complete Trivia CHRISTIES BEACH HOTEL – Complete Trivia 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 FIRST COMMERCIAL HOTEL – Complete Trivia FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – Wednesday Nite Dynamite with DJ Dynamite plus Grave, Tzun Tzu and In The Burial (7.30pm) GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB – KG’s Complete Trivia GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Weekend d Warriors Open Mic Night GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Matt Gresham HIGHWAY – The Combi Room HQ – Flashdance MICK O’SHEA’S – Celtic Connection PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy (9pm)) SEAFORD HOTEL – karaoke with Suzanne (8.30pm) pm) SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – karaoke with h Margi (7.30pm) SUGAR – Mixed Tape with Lauren Rose, Ferris Mular ular and Mr Whiskas SUZIE WONG’S ROOM – Kiki.Manic.Escapade (8pm) 8pm) THE ASTOR – Trivia Night THE LION HOTEL – Proton Pill TONSLEY HOTEL – Quiz Night (7pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – Trivia Wednesdays (7pm) 7pm)

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Unsound Adelaide This year’s Adelaide Festival has enacted even greater diversity, allowing space for some of the biggest, most successful touring programs in contemporary art to visit this city. One of those is Unsound Festival, a collision of experimental sound and visuals that knows no bounds when it comes to taking risks. fter successful events in Krakow and New York, the program makes its exclusive debut in Australia at the Adelaide Festival, as Unsound founder Mat Schulz told Rip It Up. “I was pretty interested in putting Unsound in a completely different context,” Schulz begins. “An arts festival is not typical in where people would get to hear this range of music. And we generally work within smaller, more specific type of festivals. So this is a completely different audience, and it’s framing the music in a completely different context. It’s a really good opportunity in those terms.” Festival Artistic Director David Sefton has been influential in campaigning specifically for programs that would enhance this year’s Adelaide Festival, and Schulz admits that Unsound was not immune to his pulling power.

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“It was basically as a result of David inviting us there. I originally contacted him about trying to take the Solaris project to Adelaide, and he knew about Unsound via New York and Krakow and was basically interested in doing a whole showcase, so it seemed like a great idea.” For such a globally-flavoured festival, it is strange to find that Unsound’s origins begin in Schulz’s hometown of Wagga Wagga in country New South Wales, as part of the Wagga Space Program. How could something so forward-thinking originate in a town with such minimal exposure to artistic endeavours compared with the world’s cultural capitals? “People think that our works come out of cultural centres and things happen in places like New York, Berlin or London, especially with electronic music. But I think some of the more interesting things come from unexpected places. And it’s also something that, with Unsound, we’re always thinking about unusual ways to do things, and I guess that somehow connects with those places being outside of locations people immediately think of. I’ve always thought it would be difficult to make music in a place like Berlin because you’re surrounded by people who are all doing the same thing. In some ways I guess it could be helpful, but in others I think it would be a distraction.” Having held festivals annually in Krakow over the past 10 years, Schulz has brought together a number of performers to play at Unsound, many

who will make the trip to Adelaide. “Some of the projects that are gonna be presented in Adelaide are special projects that Unsound was involved in commissioning, where we asked the artists to do something unusual or do something together. What’s happening in Adelaide is great as it’s given us a chance to put on shows with artists that we work with individually, but also showcase a lot of these commissioned projects that we’ve developed.” A particularly important event in the Unsound repertoire is Solaris, a massive coproduction based on the 1961 novel written by Krakow author Stanislaw Lem. “It’s by Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnasson, who worked together with the Krakow Orchestra originally to produce music which was an alternate soundtrack for Solaris. And Brian Eno did the visuals for this with Nick Robertson. It’s a really international project in a way because you have Daniel who’s from Iceland, Ben who’s from Australia but now lives in Iceland, a Polish orchestra and then Brian Eno and Nick Robertson, who are from the UK.” The musical equivalent of the United Nations? Schulz laughs. “Hopefully that presents some different side of globalisation I guess, in terms of what those projects represent and what the festival is aiming to present. “All of the artists in the program are somehow pushing boundaries,” Schulz concludes. “We’re creating this spatial

Darkness Calls Building connections is critical to Unsound’s worldwide vision. But when it came to luring dark ambient legend Lustmord into the program, Schulz found that some artists take more work to come around. “I think he’d played once in 30 years, at a show on the 6th of the 6th of ‘06 at the Church Of Satan, which he describes as his Spinal Tap moment. I sent him scores of emails trying to convince him to play live at Unsound. He realised that his music would be placed in a specific context, which I think he really liked.”

context for artists to do something unusual. It’s one of the main reasons behind us continuing to do the festival.” WHAT: Unsound Adelaide WHERE & WHEN: Tom Hecker & Daniel Lopatin, Robin Fox, Raime & Trinity at Queen’s Theatre on Thu Mar 14; Tim Hecker, Actress & Hype Williams at Queen’s Theatre on Fri Mar 15; Solaris at Adelaide Town Hall on Fri Mar 15; and Lustmord, Demdike Stare, Pole & Ben Frost at Queen’s Theatre on Sat Mar 16


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Oz The Great And Powerful (PG) Following up The Wizard Of Oz (1939) 74 years later is a big ask, and this prequel (don’t even think about 1985’s disastrous sequel Return To Oz), entrusted to no less than director Sam Raimi (a long way from the original Evil Dead and SpiderMan trilogies), is at times jumbled and confused, with endless, over-coloured FX that occasionally look unfinished and even rather ugly. And yet there is some honest heart here too, with James Franco as sham magician ‘Oz’ in the B+W (and smallscreen) Kansas of 1905, exposed as a fraud, heartbroken by Annie (Michelle Williams), on the run and whisked, via balloon and tornado, off to the magical land of Oz, where are-they-wicked-ornot? Theodora (Mila Kunis) and her sister Evanora (Rachel Weisz) recognise him as the wizard of a popular prophecy. He isn’t, however, and yet he is willing to join forces with talking/flying monkey Finley (Zach Braff ) and ‘China Girl’ ( Joey King) to track down a bad witch along the Yellow Brick Road, as things get a bit muddled until a rather fine climactic battle that does indeed tie nicely into the original film (no, really). Making only average use of the 3D (no surprise there) but surprisingly full of PGfriendly Raimi-esque flights of darkly fantastic fancy (and with a dopey cameo by his old pal/ colleague/punching-bag Bruce Campbell), this is too long and gaudy but, nevertheless, patient viewers should think it passably enchanting. And you’ve got to love any movie that features an army of rollicking Munchkins getting halfway through a Danny Elfman song before, basically, they’re told to shut up. Mad Dog Bradley

Quick Flicks

Adelaide Cinémathèque 2013 Mercury Cinema

If you’re reading this hot off the presses on Thu Mar 14 then there’s still time to get to the Mercury Cinema, get a Cinémathèque membership and catch an evening with Cory McAbee, complete with a screening of his latest pic, Crazy And Thief, a 45-minute performance by his band and a Q+A. And then return on Mon Mar 18 and Mon Mar 21 for more McAbee classics - and check out mercurycinema.org.au for details!

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2013 Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

Peugeot presents the French Film Festival, and it’s happening at the PN between Tue Mar 19 and Sun Apr 7. This 24th festival offers another eclectic program of 43 films, including comedies, romances and dramas, as well as threads devoted to documentaries and women in French cinema, so check out affrenchfilmfestival.org and palacecinemas.com.au.

Opening But Unrated Co-writer/director Mark Lamprell’s Goddess (PG), an Aussie teen-targeted charmer, stars Laura Michelle Kelly alongside Ronan Keating, Magda Szubanski, Corinne Grant and Pia Miranda.

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Writer/director Christian Petzold’s 1980set drama flashes back to the days of a divided Germany and has therefore been compared to Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Lives Of Others, but this proves considerably different to that one’s voyeuristic storyline, with a plot that focuses more upon moral questions and how hard it can be to do the right thing - whatever that might actually be. The Berlin-based Dr Barbara Wolff (Nina Hoss in a strikingly subdued and nuanced performance) has been punished for applying for an exit visa from the GDR (West Germany) by being sent to work in a small hospital in the country, and it’s here that she meets boss Andre (charismatic Ronald Zehrfeld), who has secrets of his own and tries to break through her icy resolve, and gets increasingly involved in the plights of several of the patients. However, she’s also dangerously attempting to escape from this situation with Jörg (Rainer Bock), her longtime lover from the West, which prompts a series of visits from the Stasi and leads to a dilemma that does indeed recall The Lives Of Others - or at least its title. Beautifully restrained and subtle in Petzold’s hands, this doesn’t seek to offer history lessons or parody contemporary politics or prompt psychodramatic ponderings as it’s, in the end, a story about compassion, in which Hoss’ often-silent, almost-completely-unsmiling Barbara struggles with her own humanity. Mad Dog Bradley

Co-writer/co-producer/director Yaron Zilberman’s classical-music-obsessed, winter-in-New-York character drama has a cast fabulous enough to see it past some creeping cliché and a tendency towards too much yelling. A string quartet (‘The Fugue’) has been famous for 25 years but, as the group commences rehearsals for their 26th, the eldest member, founder and widower Peter Mitchell (Christopher Walken), is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and finds himself quietly grappling with the realisation that this is the end of his career (and without the ability to play music, he feels that the life he has left will be worthless). However, this main (and moving) plot thread is accompanied by somewhat melodramatic developments: married couple Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Juliette Gelbart (Catherine Keener) are having problems, Robert is fighting with Daniel Lerner (Mark Ivanir) over modernising the repertoire and Lerner has suddenly found himself not just teaching the Gelbarts’ daughter Alexandra (Imogen Poots) about music, but about life itself - and maybe love as well. Zilberman’s tendency to let his cast shout at each other when he needs some emotion is unfortunate, especially as this features easily Walken’s most restrained performance in years (and years), and there are valid and weighty points here about the dangers of being a prodigy, the tortuously intense process of learning to play an instrument (whether you have talent or not) and, just perhaps, classical music’s niggling potential to turn some into tedious old fogeys. Mad Dog Bradley

Director Allen Hughes (half of ‘The Hughes Brothers’, The Book Of Eli) controversially uses good casting and attention to detail in order to successfully tell the story of corruption bubbling under the city of New York, where, as the race for the next mayoral election draws ever tighter, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is hired by Mayor Hostetler (Russell Crowe) to find the man his wife is seeing on the side. Discovering that the mystery man is Paul Andrews (Kyle Chandler), the campaign manager for the Hostetler’s opponent, Billy gets back to his own dramas, but when Andrews is killed, the city Commissioner ( Jeffrey Wright) knows Billy is involved. Setting out for revenge against the corrupt mayor, Billy has to face the events that cost him his badge in order to truly find redemption. In a role he has played many times, Wahlberg treads the line between anger and heart with reliability, and a strength that his naysayers keep trying to dispel. Supported just as strongly by Crowe and Wright, and with Barry Pepper, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alona Tal contributing from the sides, the ensemble cast perform solidly without showboating. Giving a detailed and well-rounded-story that most crime dramas don’t bother with, this impressive debut for writer Brian Tucker is carefully layered and beautifully shot, thanks to Unstoppable cinematographer Ben Seresin. There is nothing wholly mindblowing to the film, but with every element tied together with real purpose, Hughes and his crew have delivered a standout drama that is anything but broken. Kat McCarthy

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In The Fog (M), director Sergei Loznitsa’s filming of his adaptation of Vasili Bykov’s novel, is a WWII-set co-production between Germany, The Netherlands, Belarus, Russia and Latvia.

Director Don Scardino’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (M), a comedic character piece, has Steve Carell toplining and Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini and Alan Arkin in support.

And co-writer/director Andrés/Andy Muschietti’s Mama (MA), an expansion of his own ghosty-horror short, features Jessica Chastain and has Guillermo del Toro as an executive producer (and, of course, his involvement means that many will assume that he directed it).


Food //

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Fancy Burger Food Review d by Paul Woo

Photos by Andre Castellucci / andrec.net

I once heard a whisper of a magical place in the hills where burger-related dreams were made. While food trucks brought a tempting array of options from far and wide to my city doorstep, it was the elusive Fancy Burger in Blackwood that I just couldn’t wait to wrap my lips around. Earlier this year I saw a sign, on Facebook of all places. It simply said ‘FB’ and I soon realised that the sign lead to the place I’d been dreaming of. Fancy Burger had opened a new store, landing right in the middle of town.  My first visit was in the opening week of the Adelaide Fringe. The crowds had cleared, which was a bonus, as I practically ordered everything on the menu. Unable to resist after hearing words like ‘Lovely Lamb’ and ‘Chicken Delight’, an impromptu burger-fuelled midnight feast with fellow Fringe revellers ensued. Since then I’ve been twice, and while asking me to choose between my favourites would be like asking me to choose between my children, I’ll give it my best shot. Everyone really does have a secret favourite, even if they won’t admit it.  At the top of my list is the ‘Sunrise Surprise’, made with 100 percent SA beef, avocado, sun-ripened tomatoes, grilled pineapple, herbed mayonnaise, lettuce and relish. Quite the mouthful, but almost worth dislocating your jaw for. Next up is the ‘Veggie Patch’, a meat-free option with some actual substance, unlike “vego” options other establishments try to pass off. A delightful field mushroom fills the role of patty perfectly, complemented by chargrilled peppers, a slathering of creamy blue cheese, salad and relish. In line with the current trend, FB is also doing sliders, or ‘Fancy Mini Burgers’, as their menu proclaims. Cutesy names like ‘Moo Moo’ and ‘Little Chicky’ to make you feel all warm and fuzzy as you smash these bite-sized, flavour-filled babies. The fries are good too - just make sure you say yes to the mayo or relish. Or both.  There is no shame-eating here. If you find yourself around Rundle Street late at night, avoid the usual greasy options and hot foot it down Synagogue Place to Fancy Burger (with your head held high) and get one of their delicious buns in your face. “Would you like extra Woodside Cheese Wrights goats cheese and crispy local free range bacon?” Oh, go on then. WHAT: Fancy Burger Adelaide WHERE: 17 Synagogue Plc, Adelaide (off Rundle St) WHEN: Mon – Wed 11am – 10pm, Thu 11am – 12am, Fri Sat – 11am – 1am, Sun 11am – 10pm INFO: 8227 0857

Etica Becomes Adelaide’s First Naples-Approved Pizzeria Gilles St pizzeria and mozzarella bar Etica has become Adelaide’s first Naplesaccredited pizzeria among just six others in Australia. On Thu Feb 28 the city restaurant was awarded accreditation by The Association Of True Neapolitan Pizza (AVPN), in which it was recognised for creating pizza in the

true tradition from Naples. As well as being delicious, Etica’s dough contains only a few ingredients and is aged over a 30-hour period, later hand-stretched and blast-cooked in less than 90 seconds in a wood oven hence winning it the Italian accolade. Take that, Pizza Hut.

WHAT: Etica WHERE: 125 Gilles St, Adelaide WHEN: Lunch on Fri from 12pm and dinner Wed – Sun from 6pm INFO: 7324 4215

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Stars // Aries 21.03/20.04

Mars has mostly made his way through the deep ocean currents of Pisces. You have travelled through the infuriatingly nebulous waters of right-brained confusion. With a bit of luck you found some feelings surfacing that made perfect sense to your soul, if not your mind.

Taurus 21.04/20.05

Venus is now deep in the waters of Pisces. She is immersed in the profound silence of the ocean. You are happier than most splashing around in the depths. By courtesy of the Goddess of Love, life is cooling you off, chilling you out – and opening the doors of imagination.

Gemini 21.05/21.06

Mercury has entered Pisces. This is not the time for straight lines, logic or abstraction. It is a time for feeling. There may be emotions that pass across the screen of your heart that are hard to fathom. That’s simply the nature of Pisces. Be more poetic if you want to be savvy.

The sun is in Pisces. Water and fire signs are a tricky mix. Add the approaching new moon to the equation and it would be easy to surmise that this is a time of low energy. You will have to be crafty in how you conserve your oomph. Drop the huff and puff. Go with the stream.

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As Venus makes her way through Pisces, so all your romantic ideas are put to a very interesting test. Ruled by Neptune, Pisces is related to the soul’s desire for a deep, soul driven truth. It isn’t interested in fantasies or illusions. Take your quest for bona fide beauty up a notch.

Scorpio 24.10/21.11

Finally there is flow. There is so much going on in the water signs at the moment, that if there are any rocks in the river, or dams preventing movement, they are bound to be washed away. The wise part of you has given its okay to movement. Follow through on decisions made.

Sagittarius 22.11/21.12

If you don’t adjust your aim, you will find yourself at odds with all that is going on around you. The more we think we know, the less we do. Don’t let stubbornness get in the way of the opportunities knocking at the door. Be vulnerable to what is. Drop your guard.

Capricorn 22.12/19.01

There is plenty around to make you dance. It pleases you that life is washing away stuckness. With most planets in water signs, the message is flow. Pluto has made you sufficiently bored with your own habit of resistance, that you are now only too happy to dance with the river.

Aquarius 20.01/18.02

The moon briefly lights up your sky at the beginning of the week – but after a day or two, the presence of six planets and an asteroid in water signs, means that there’s not much choice but to move from head to heart, from thinking to feeling. Go to where you know silence is.

Virgo 23.08/22.09

With five planets now passing through Pisces, you are going to have to fish around for a new way to go about things. It’s simply not possible to call the ocean to order. It is bigger than even you can manage. Access the part of yourself that is vast, mysterious and unknowable.

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Pisces 19.02/20.03

By Wednesday there will be six planets and an asteroid in Pisces. This is an extraordinarily rare occasion. It contains deep significance - and if anybody is going to make sense of it, it will be you. We are here to listen to what our soul is saying. Power your circus with soul food.

Distorted Distorted is a touring exhibition showcasing new and experimental work from seven emerging photographers living in both Adelaide and Hobart. The show explores the many optical illusions that can be created by the camera’s lens. Held at Tooth & Nail Gallery in the CBD, Distorted will feature local artists Alice Blanch, Alex Bishop-Thorpe, Andrew Dearman, James Taylor and Aurelia Carbone alongside Hobart creative Pete Punkette and Felix Wilson. The exhibition will run until the end of March. Aurelia Carbone

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Libra 23.09/23.10

Cancer 22.06/22.07

The moon is wending her way through Aquarius, into Pisces. The electrical intensity of Aquarius does you no favours – but it only lasts a day or two. The waters of Pisces are soothing and settling when they come mid-week. It’s a new moon, a low tide. Relax as you can.

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WHAT: Tooth & Nail Gallery WHERE: 22-28 Coromandel Plc, Adelaide WHEN: Fri Mar 15 - Fri Mar 29

Chopped! Chopped! features six young local artists rediscovering ancient textiles techniques in a contemporary style. Due to the loss of textiles as a tertiary course in South Australia, the exhibition aims to celebrate and continue textiles as a legitimate art form with contributions from Makeda Duong, Jess White, Alice Saltmarsh, Jessica Gore, Laurence Adele and Lilly Buttrose.

WHAT: Grace Emily Hotel WHERE: 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide WHEN: Tue Mar 19 – Fri Mar 29 OPENING: Tue Mar 19 at 6pm

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Fashion //

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Vintage Tee Day

Odee Clothing

The Salvos Stores have spearheaded Australia’s first Vintage Tee Day initiative in its role as Australia’s largest charity recycler. The day is designed to promote and support sustainable fashion by everyone wearing a vintage or second-hand T-shirt no matter what your occupation or social status may be. The initiative is to raise awareness for the social and environmental impact that recycling clothes has on society. Considering that it takes 2700 litres of water to produce just one cotton shirt, when you think of all the abandoned tees everyone has lurking in their wardrobe, the rate of wastage is alarming. If you don’t already have a vintage tee (is that even possible!?), Salvos Stores will definitely be able to help you out considering they recycle over 55,000 tonnes of goods and re-sell 6.39 million items of clothing every year. We all have that special bargain find that we pull out and wear to make everyone else jealous. Fri Mar 22 is your chance to flaunt your favourite vintage tee around your workplace, uni, school or street. Unless you’re Ryan Gosling. He should never wear a tee. Ever. Vintage Tee Day will be held on Fri Mar 22.

New kid on the block, Odee Clothing, is the latest local streetwear brand to pop up on our radar. Influenced by the culture surrounding the sun, surf and art, the relaxed fits of both men’s and ladies’ tees and singlets pay homage to cult surfwear brands such as Insight and RVCA. Considering Odee has only been operating for about a week and are available exclusively online, you won’t have to stress too much about rocking up in the same outfit as your mate. Take a look at these Lookbook images of their first collection to see just how DIY creating a fashion label can be. odeeclothing.com

Designer Vox Pop: Seb from Odee Clothing I decided to design because: I love the feeling you get from creating something your really passionate about. My favourite thing I’ve designed is: Probably Odee, as I’ve worked this up from nothing, doing all the design, sourcing of clothes, website and photography. It’s definitely the most rewarding thing I’ve done to date. Hopefully people see my label as: Fun and different.  When I’m not designing I’m: Down the coast or taking photos. If I could dress a celebrity it would be: Alana Blanchard (frothing) and Nicholas Chalmers. He’s technically not a celebrity but seems like a rad guy. In the future you can expect me to: Keep pumping out unique threads.

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Culture

DVD Reviews

Premium Rush

The Victim

The Brood

Hail

Sony / M / 94 Mins

Paramount Transmission / MA / 83 Mins

Umbrella Entertainment / R / 92 Mins

Madman / R / 104 Mins

Co-writer/director David Koepp (of Ghost Town, Secret Window and lots of classy scripts handled by others for years now) helms this surprisingly enjoyable bicycleintensive chase/action drama with great aplomb and in almost ‘real time’, and a very likeable (and rather ripped) Joseph GordonLevitt brings plenty of humour to the sweaty proceedings. His Wilee, a near-legendary Manhattan bike courier with an on-off girlfriend (Dania Ramirez) and certain predictable secrets, intercepts a package sent by a regular and attempts to deliver it uptown, no matter how relentlessly he’s pursued by glowering ‘Forrest J Ackerman’ (pro baddie Michael Shannon), whose hidden side has been much betrayed in other reviews of this one. And while there’s more than a little improbability to much of the second half ’s plot here, it barely matters, as Gordon-Levitt and Shannon are cool and there’s repeated, and inspired, use of The Who’s Baba O’Riley, a few choice twists, a vivid depiction of a steamy, crazy-fromthe-heat summer in New York and some ingenious split-second flashforwards, as Wilee wonders, for example, if he can escape his enemy without crashing into a prampushing senior citizen - or wind up crushed under the wheels of a speeding garbage truck. MDB

Michael Biehn’s career as a ‘star’ consisted of three films for James Cameron in the ‘80s (The Terminator, Aliens and The Abyss) and lots of poor, straight-to-video/DVD titles thereafter, and this, his first attempt at writing and directing, apparently wants to be ‘Grindhouse’ in tone, which is a bit strange as that isn’t, in fact, a genre (it’s a vague term applied to New York flea-pit cinemas in the ‘70s - but never mind). His glumly intense Kyle Limato lives alone in the woods (ghastly folky music sets the isolated mood) and has his peace shattered one night by Annie ( Jennifer Blanc AKA Mrs Biehn), a terrified stripper who says that she’s being pursued by a pair of nasty cops who killed her friend and colleague Mary (Danielle Harris of Rob Zombie’s Halloween remakes and Adam Green’s Hatchet trilogy, whose death-by-neck-breaking-duringrough-sex demise is shown twice just for distasteful ‘shock’ value). Dreary old Kyle comes to her defence after another lengthy lerve-making scene, and soon we’re into shootings, double-crossings, bashings and a bit of ouchy torture, as Biehn the director drags everything out to tedious length and Biehn the actor sneers, whispers and sucks in his gut. MDB

Interest in Canadian auteur David Cronenberg reached fever pitch last year with the release of A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis, and so here’s one of his notorious previous classics, a 1979 culter that falls between the underground-ish Shivers and Rabid and mainstream offerings like The Fly remake and so forth, and here presented in its full form (with a previous release from a distributor that shall remain nameless having been cut). Frank Carveth (Art Hindle) is near-sole carer for his daughter Candice (Cindy Hinds), as mum Nola (Samantha Eggar) has been staying for some months at the Somafree Institute under the care of Dr Hal Raglan (Oliver Reed, sober and restrained), the man behind ‘psychoplasmics’, a science that involves the manifestation of intense emotion through the flesh, thereby creating welts, rashes and, in one case, a sort of lymphoma. However (and spoiler alert, if you don’t know this one’s much-discussed twists), it’s revealed that Nola is Raglan’s star patient as she has the ability (don’t read any further if you haven’t seen it!) to externally give birth to ‘children of rage’ in climactic scenes that understandably led many then (and now) to label Cronenberg a woman-hating loon. This release features a Cronenberg doco and the trailer. MDB

Inspired by the troubled life of theatrical writer/performer Daniel P Jones and informed by the production of producer/ director Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s documentary Bastardy, this, the filmmaker’s first narrative feature, is impressively, even confrontingly realistic and intimate for an hour - and then tends to go off its brain. Danny ( Jones), a scary bear of a man with a soft heart but a mean temper, returns to his home in the Melbourne suburbs after a spell in prison (the latest of many) and is ecstatically greeted by true love Leanne (Leanne Letch), but, after a rather poetic depiction of their joyful lovemaking, reality sets in and Danny must look for a job, which he eventually finds as a panel-beater after cleaning-up (and putting in his false teeth, in a curiously amusing sequence). Danny and Leanne argue an awful lot, as Danny grapples with anger and an intelligent mind that he says is “out to get him”, and soon he’s off work, drinking and desperate, and the pair turn to shoplifting and worse before one of Leanne’s old mates turns up and things turn nastier still, and the semi-improvised script, about an hour in, starts going off the rails even more seriously than our flawed protagonist. MDB

Bookshelf

The Storyteller Jodi Picoult / Allen & Unwin / 460pp / $29.99

The prolific but fairly problematic Picoult’s latest is readable enough, yet at first feels like a less horrific imitation of Stephen King’s filmed novella Apt Pupil. Sage Singer, a physically and psychologically scarred baker (the breaking of bread is a surprisingly rich theme here) living in New Hampshire (Picoult’s hometown too), unintentionally makes friends with respected 90something local Josef Weber and, after some preliminary characterbuilding, he turns around and asks Sage to, basically, kill him. The author then starts to shift perspective, as we move from Sage’s contemporary plight to periods of Josef ’s dark past and beyond, the long-unexplained supernatural short story that keeps on intruding starts to make sense, and the narrative finally proves less like King’s tale (which is about the contagious nature of evil) and more a study of how exactly we can possibly forgive the monsters among us and indeed ourselves. MDB

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Kamp Hotel Modern, a theatre company based in Rotterdam in The Netherlands, is currently presenting Kamp in Adelaide as an exclusive Australian premiere as part of Adelaide Festival. The hour-long work has already been successfully presented at various arts festivals around the world and we speak to Pauline Kalker, one of the show’s three creators and directors alongside Herman Helle and Arlène Hoornweg, ahead of the company’s Adelaide visit. Kamp uses thousands of eightcentimetre-tall puppets to depict the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenhau concentration camp of World War II. Three actors, dressed in drab, grey outfits, manipulate the puppets and the results are then projected via miniature cameras onto a large black screen. Kalker puts Kamp’s success down to its depiction of what took place in AuschwitzBirkenau. “But it was not only there because there were other concentration camps,” she says. “And the forum we use – the unique way we are presenting it – to depict what happens is unusual. So it’s a combination of that and the subject matter. “And many people are very interested in the story,” Kalker adds. The company spoke to many survivors of the Holocaust and their relatives before putting Kamp together. “My mother has friends who were in German concentration camps and I also had connections with other people,” Kalker

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says. “And members of my own family, including two cousins of my father, were in concentration camps and survived. So I spoke to all of them partly because I wanted approval for what we were doing. We didn’t want to steal their story. But I did ask lots of questions of everyone I spoke to about their own experiences and each had a different story to tell.” Many of these survivors have now seen Kamp. “And it’s all been very positive,” Kalker reveals. “So that was a big compliment. And one woman has now been to see Kamp three times and has brought friends and family each time she’s come back. She said it was a good way for her to share her story with them and for them to know more about what it was like. “It’s an important story to get right,” she continues. “And while we want to confront the audience, we don’t want it to be forced.

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And we didn’t want Kamp to be vulgar or tasteless. So there’s a balance in that the images are powerful in the way we tell the story but we still wanted to depict what happened in a true sense.” Kalker suggests that working with tiny puppets helps audience members come to terms with the horror of the story. “It’s kind of a relief in a way because while the projected images are very powerful, there is also a sense that they are just tiny puppets. “At the same time, the audience knows that the story is true, which only adds to the tension.”

WHAT: Kamp WHERE: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre WHEN: Until Sun Mar 17 at various times


Your guide to the student experience. By the time this issue hits the streets, Mad March will be winding up. If you haven’t already had your fill of questionable comedy, porntastic burlesque and assorted weirdness, you better get in quick, or else bid the local fun times goodbye for another year. This is the time when people tend to get shitty. Yes, the Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Clipsal, WOMADelaide, Future Music Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week have all been and gone and all either clashed or coincided with other important parts of life like starting a new year of study. I find myself included in the list of people who have made excuses for not completely getting involved. Queues, work, money, parking and a severe case of the ceebs have struck down many tentative plans and half-made promises to make the most of this festival season. You know who you are. While it just isn’t possible to cram 30 hours into every day, it’s that old bastard hindsight that makes us realise we probably should have been a bit more motivated. Oh well, there’s always next year. And remember, if you have any student news, info, event or deals I should know about email lachlanaird@ripitup.com. au, Befriend facebook.com/ripitupmag or Tweet @FastTimesRIU and I’ll do the rest. Peace, Lachie.

Hey! w Grants le rc a C : n o o S g in s Clo Artists who are early in their career are encouraged to apply for Carclew’s Project And Development Grants for their share in $50,000. Now, when we say ‘early’ in their career we don’t really mean as green as the stuff that internet bully Maddox critiques. Bless the internet. Instead, the funding is designed for artists under 26 to develop creative projects with a tangible outcome and to develop their career in the arts. Artists can choose how their money is spent – within reason – with many successful past applicants using the funds for overseas travel and tuition. This is the perfect launch pad for those who want to achieve something in their art form that without an extra bit of cash would be impossible. If you’re serious about this opportunity, you don’t have too much time to fluff around as the applications close on Fri Mar 15 at 5pm. To apply for the Carclew Project And Development Grants visit carclew.com.au and download the application form and guidelines before 5pm Fri Mar 15.

Cor Shakes Up The Fringe Recent graduates from AC Arts dance academy, Rebecca Fletcher and Tae-li Andrew Haycroft, will make the transition from student to professional dancers as they star in Cor as a part of the Fringe. While it’s true that any crackerjack or humpty dumpty can register for a Fringe show (we’ve seen enough duds to know this), Cor is something of a little bit more substance. This is indicated by Cor’s choreography being undertaken by Alexandra Knox, who won the 2012 Choreolab Development Residency grant. Knox’s choreography looks at the body’s spirit, energy and sound frequency, making for a deep and spiritual performance, which

the performers have really connected with. “The energies within the body change and evolve within the cycles that run through the piece and this in turns alters my performance process,” Rebecca says. I can’t help but think that this is the same process being undertaken by those who tackle a Harlem Shake meme of their own, but somehow I don’t think you’ll see gyrating men wrapped in toilet paper riding a blow-up whale at Cor. On the other hand, it is the Fringe… Cor performs at the AC Arts X-Space on Thu Mar 14 – Sat Mar 16. Tickets are $20 or $15 for concession.

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Name: Max Location: Launch of On Dit. What do you study? BA Advanced (English and Classics) at The University Of Adelaide. Favourite book of last year? Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn. Last movie you saw? Mamma Mia… sadly. Last thing you spent money on? Visiting the MCA in Sydney. Dream job? A writer of many things.

Procrastination is one skill at uni that will stay with you for life no matter what industry you pursue. Consider this a ‘Break In Case Of Emergency’ glass case if you ever find yourself lost without a cause for distraction.

Try One Day Without The Arts No, this isn’t a weird kind of arty take on ‘Dry July’, but rather a free lecture given by Robyn Archer AO on the permanence of art in our society. Before you start rolling your eyes at the fact that Archer is the Chair of the Arts Advisory Board of the Adelaide College Of The Arts and Patron of the Experimental Art Foundation, you should be aware that Archer is one of those people who thrives off sport as much as Eddie McGuire and would go so far as to include sport as an art form. Her argument is that if you can’t go one day without art, then artists are as essential as plumbers, doctors

and teachers (and journalists, right?) to help a functioning society. This is not only a great chance to see an expert with a unique and informed opinion speak about something that impacts so many who study, but also a great way to waste a bit of study time while making it sound like you’re doing something incredibly important and academic in the process. Robyn Archer will speak at the Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre on Mar 18 at 5.30pm for 6pm start. To register for the free event visit unisa.edu.au.

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Culture

CD Reviews

CD Of The Week

Scottie’s Singles

Listen Now:

Atoms For Peace

The Weeknd

Amok (Remote Control)

Twenty Eight (UMA)

Despite his motherfuckin’ habit of desensitising us to motherfuckin’ curse words, Toronto producer The Weeknd’s staggering way with modern R&B proves he’s one talented motherfucker. Like Justin Timberlake crossed with Samuel L Jackson’s Pulp Fiction character Jules Winnfield, Twenty Eight’s soulful caress is underpinned by a dark and languorous undercurrent. Abel Tesfaye might have kicked off his career shrouded in a masterful level of mystery, but just like Two Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings proved with her photo leaks, the more he exposes himself the more interest the 23-yearold generates. Goddamn, this is some serious gourmet shit.

Listen Later:

Justin Timberlake Mirrors (Sony)

Oh JT, you poor little bastard! You can’t even claim to have the best Justin Timberlakey tune this week. That’s gotta hurt. You might like to use your Mirrors to take a good, hard look at yourself, buddy.

Hollywood Undead Notes From The Underground (A&M/UMA)

Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball (Sony)

If there’s one thing getting me through Adelaide’s sleepless month of painfully shit comedy, regurgitated music and wilfully dissident theatre, it’s the expensive knowledge the Boss will be in Australia in two weeks. First released on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park DVD in 2010, the title track of Bruce Springsteen’s 2012 album now earns single status ahead of his tour. It’s an impassioned growl sculpted of Jersey steel and swamplands, but this stirring salute to his hometown’s glory days will surely prove just as potent as the sun goes down on his Hanging Rock crowd. Bring it on, Brucie baby.

Davey Lane You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime

In 2005 Hollywood Undead burst onto the scene with their debut album Swan Songs. Different from anything out at the time, it included elements of rap, punk, metal and dance – it was basically

Live Review

scene-kid rap. Following its release the Californians were kept busy dealing with band member disputes and touring, but their follow-up album, American Tragedy, was less impressive. While there was nothing particularly wrong with it, it was the same thing they’d done before. New album Notes From The Underground is a huge step forward. While Swan Songs was all party songs without any real substance, in the ensuing years since they first released an album the band have really grown up. There are still the trademark Charlie Scene party songs (I suggest you check out the video for Pigskin) but there are also some really emotionally heavy tracks. Notes From The Underground is one of the year’s early standouts and everything about it has been crafted perfectly. The slower songs feel really big and are easy to connect with, the party songs are faster and fun. This is the first time Hollywood Undead have taken this much care in the production of their songs and for that they will now surely reap the rewards. Michael Wickham

Like a game of Britpop Pokemon, Melbourne-born Red Hot Chili Peppers bass imp Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary is playing ‘gotta catch ‘em all’ with the UK’s leading musical innovators. After collaborating with Damon Albarn on last year’s eponymous Rocket Juice & The Moon album, now he’s making his presence felt on the debut from Atoms For Peace – an outfit lead by Radiohead’s cavalier frontman Thom Yorke. Last month’s revelation that Balzary and Yorke had been surfing together in California proves far more unexpected than Amok’s overarching sound, which neatly complements both Radiohead’s sonic daguerreotype The King Of Limbs and Yorke’s 2006 solo album, The Eraser. Joined by musical henchmen including Radiohead affiliate Nigel Godrich and drummer Joey Waronker, Amok proves more consistently engaging than either of these antecedents. With creative percussive rhythms, digital pyro and Balzary reining in his cocksure showmanship for some humble double bass, Amok delivers more immersive intrigue than Inception. For all its innovative flashes (including Stuck Together Pieces’ washboard percussion, Dropped’s bug zapper beat and Ingenue’s dripping cave melody), it’s Yorke’s vocals that save this from becoming cerebral space junk. From opener Before Your Very Eyes’ haunting echo through to Dropped’s flowers of romance, moments of beauty reverberate across this nine-song debut. Ion awe. Scott McLennan

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds & Mark Lanegan Thebarton Theatre, Sun Mar 3 Review by Scott McLennan Pics by Kristy DeLaine

(Independent)

You Am I’s answer to Ronnie Wood sounds like he’s been listening to The Big Pink if his smashing new track You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime is anything to go by. Perhaps buoyed by the psychedelic whirl of his recent Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations contribution, this new cut from Lane finds the guitarist sounding like he’s slowly, blissfully drowning in a psychotropic vat of LSD. If Liam Gallagher’s new Beady Eye material sounds half as cool as this, it will be the best damn thing the gobby Manc has ever done without his furrow-browed bro.

Train Mermaid (Sony)

It’s been suggested that the notion of mermaids was the result of insanely horny seamen cracking a fat over dugongs, a far from sexy equatorial marine mammal resembling a floating turd. Similarly unsexy little creatures Train have now dropped their own floating turd of a Mermaid, which is about as likeable as a Maroon 5 and Sting collaboration. Water torture.

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Like Charon paddling us across the Styx and into the Underworld, Mark Lanegan proves the perfect opening act for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ debut Adelaide Festival appearance. Grimly Gothic and broodingly biblical, Lanegan’s white T-shirt pokes out from underneath his black shirt and black jacket, like an accidental nod to Robert Mitchum’s twisted reverend in The Night Of The Hunter. With a voice that crosses Tom Waits with Johnny Cash, Lanegan dispatches tracks including When Your Number Isn’t Up and No Easy Action with the voice of a straight razor on a grindstone. While Lanegan’s eternally scowling presence is only millimetres from devolving into a Will Ferrell parody, tonight’s other dark prince is verging on joyous. During opener We No Who U R a clean shaven, black suited Nick Cave throws his hands in the air like a wiry Martin Landau playing The Crow, before delivering an awkward kick that suggests his Caulfield Grammar years were rarely spent on the football field. If there’s a sign that the old devil has mellowed into a loveable curmudgeon, it comes after Jubilee


Reviews // Quick Ones

Willy Mason

Villagers

Carry On

{Awayland}

(Fiction)

(Domino)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away

Somewhere Else Søren Løkke Juul (4AD/Remote Control)

(Kobalt)

Ye olde Willy Mason has been rolling ‘round the bend, probably hasn’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when. Okay, I got carried away with a Johnny Cash reference there, but this bluesy dude really has been rolling around the bend. After extensive tours and dabbling in EPs, Mason brings Carry On to the dinner table, his first album in five years. After supporting Mumford & Sons on their Gentlemen Of The Road tour last year, the New Yorker’s back, releasing the tunes that were among the favourites of his live show. Coming up next, Willy will be supporting Ben Howard on his sold out Australian east coast tour in April apologies if you were among those that didn’t get tickets. For some, the longer time between records could lead to a greater build up of pressure, but for Willy there is no such thing, taking man-sized steps toward a more developed sound. He is a definite old soul, exposed through great lyrical wisdom and a croaky, bluesy larynx telling stories beyond the years of his existence. Having emerged from The Big Apple, it’s astounding that his sound is as country as it gets, with a certain hillbilly sophistication that absolutely works in his favour. Sharni Honor

Street. The 55-year-old admonishes a young acolyte in the front row in his strong Australian accent “No, I’m not going to sign your fucking book! I’m doing a concert!” – before throwing his misanthropy to the wind. “Oh, go on,” he sighs, signing The Death Of Bunny Munro for the curly-haired fan before surprising everyone by giving him a ridiculously camp hug and a smooch on the cheek. Cave’s played Thebarton Theatre before, but tonight’s exasperating heat upends his plan to “seductively remove” his jacket halfway through the show and it’s discarded after From Her To Eternity: “It’s very fucking hot!”. Red Right Hand sees a worrying number of left hands shoot up during the chorus, while Stranger Than Kindness makes its debut with this incarnation of the Bad Seeds. The Mercy Seat’s pace quickens like the heartbeat of a paedo entering a school zone, while an encore of Stagger Lee sees the sweatsoaked performer held aloft on the hands of the audience, gnashing and cussing as he recounts the sex and death of the Murder Ballads favourite. For the final encore of Tupelo and the beautifully downbeat title track of his new number one album, Push The Sky Away, Cave returns to the stage in an anachronistic Jaws T-shirt. “Don’t film me in this T-shirt, please. It gets on the internet and next week all the fuckin’ kids will be wearing one.” Cave’s humour and lively performance tonight might have played merry hell with his image of a dark old bastard, but it’s made his sold-out, sweltering Thebarton show all the more enticing. He’s a god, he’s a man, he’s a guru.

It must be hard to follow up your debut album. I mean, bands spend years playing in front of indifferent crowds at pubs, getting paid in beer. The entire time they are crafting, writing, deconstructing, creating. All of these years spent toiling away can result in countless songs and half-baked ideas. Finally, they get their big break. They spend months holed up in a studio, meticulously recording the songs that they have carefully chosen to comprise their debut. If it is successful, everyone will be salivating for the next release. The pressure must be immense. Surprisingly, Conor O’Brien of Ireland’s Villagers doesn’t sound stressed on the follow up to his Mercury Prizenominated debut. In fact, {Awayland} exudes confidence. O’Brien’s vocals quiver and shake with control and the instrumentation is precise. The album’s theme, however, is bland and generic. Villagers find themselves relying more on sweeping, cinematic sounds in order to evoke echoes of emotion, instead of composing genuine heartfelt sentiments. It lacks real depth and comes up sounding like the background music to an average coming-of-age flick. {Awayland} is an album for those firstyear university students who feel lost and overwhelmed, yet optimistic. Some will continue to blissfully listen to drivel like this. The majority of you will just start listening to The Smiths. Ryan Lynch

For all the biblical imagery of the title, Push The Sky Away reduces the fire and brimstone of Nick Cave’s most recent exploits. We No Who U R’s opening line, ‘Tree don’t care what the little bird sings’, is more Aesop than Ezekiel, the underlying suggestion being this weathered, 55-yearold specimen has no interest in the passing fads and literal twittering of the modern age. We No Who U R’s school choir is Cave’s finest child-labour move since since The Good Son’s cover shoot, further underlining the fact the understated beauty of Push The Sky Away is a million miles from the midlife crises and rambling rock defenestration of Dig! Lazarus Dig! and Grinderman. Gandalf The Grey has been replaced by Gandalf The White, with a tranquillity pervading Cave’s nine twisted poems. Part Bryan (Ferry), part Byron (Lord George), there’s something stately about Water’s Edge, even if the song’s women are clichéd harlots. Cave’s own incubus fetish for the flesh of young maidens rears its head, too. After Avril Lavigne lust bubbled over in his book The Death Of Bunny Munro, this time the spirited, deeply humorous Higgs Boson Blues climaxes with the image of Miley Cyrus in a Mexican swimming pool. Ending with the minimalist synths of the title track, Cave proves that even when offering lyrical brevity he’s an atmospheric master. Scott McLennan

Copenhagen’s Søren Løkke Juul plays merry hell with the geographical expectations posed by his musical moniker, but there is a subcontinental drift to his debut Somewhere Else. Rarely does a debut album offer such an unhurried, eloquent vision of explorative ambience. Confident enough to realise that Somewhere Else’s moments of relative solitude are akin to scenic stops during a mountain ascent, Juul could be the Scandinavian answer to Bon Iver’s meld of sadness and beauty. Reality Sublime echoes like a Yeasayer and Peter Gabriel collaboration broadcast in a spectacular limestone cave, while the closing title track suggests Mercury Rev mesmerised by a colourful rock pool. Evocative touches such as Bird’s rainfall over a comforting piano and vocal melody ensure this is a sublime introduction to a stunning Juul. Scott McLennan

Super XX Man Sorta Heavy Metal (Milk Records)

Folk music is generally hard to refresh, given its limitations and minimalism in structure and instrumentation. Yet it is clear that Scott Garred has made attempts to do such a thing on Sorta Heavy Metal, the 14th full-length album from his Super XX Man project. Besides the ridiculous name, Sorta Heavy Metal focuses on drawing together little observations to illustrate its numerous forlorn meanings. It is the warmth of production (largely done by Garred himself ) that makes this album worthwhile. Ultimately, Sorta Heavy Metal won’t have an impact unless you relate to Garred’s insistent lyricism. And after 14 albums, the difficulty of remaining fresh evidently figures less in the mind of Garred, compared with the level of self-enjoyment visible on Rug Up Punk and You Get Lost. Sorry to all the metal fans who got their hopes up here. Sam Reynolds RIPITUPMAGAZINE//RIPITUP.COM.AU

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with Lachlan Aird

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Local News

The Killgi rls by Lachlan A ird Ahead of their much-anticipated gig at Arcade Lane on Fri Mar 15, Rip It Up speaks with Nick O’Connor, the bassist of Adelaide veteran electro outfit, The Killgirls. O’Connor divulges what we can expect from the upcoming Arcade Lane show, admitting it may be one of the last Adelaide sees for a while as they pursue interstate plans. He also explains the reasons behind some of the interesting support act choices. “This is an interstate swapsies gig. Adelaide bands need to go interstate and make friends with a good interstate band so they can pull a good show over there,” O’Connor explains. “The task is then to pull a good show over here and reciprocate the favour.” The interstate friends of The Killgirls are the Sub-Atari Knives, who O’Connor cannot praise enough.

“It’s a full-on assault and it gets pretty intense. They all just go super hard the whole time, there are heaps of samples - it’s like a big sub-electro attack. They all play too much at once and it just turns into offensive awesomeness.” Supporting the two bad-arse electro outfits onstage is Joseph Duigan, a late inclusion on the line-up. Duigan, an underground rapper who is as socially and politically charged as he is talented, has caught the attention of The Killgirls for his talent, charm and brutal honesty. “He’s a full gem,” O’Connor gushes. “He’s got a different take on rap than most of the other dudes I know. He’s one of those pissed off with the world kind of people but he has a wonderful, poetic sense in his touch and lyrics that is so inspiring. Half the time I don’t know exactly what he’s talking about but I’m sure it’s very special.” Duigan’s admission to the line-up will see something vastly different from what the headliners have to offer, as he will be joined onstage by a didgeridoo, African drums and artistic soul sister, Jordon Ruru,

but O’Connor isn’t fazed. “I think it’s old flavour to put on a line-up of all the same shit. There’s only a handful of other electro outfits in Adelaide, and while someone like The Sun & The Sky are great even they don’t really fit with The Killgirls with our harder edge. I think instead of having the same old argument about which acts from the same genre to include just put on a line-up of great artists.” For this show, if you peruse The Killgirls’ Facebook page you’ll find a pretty subversive form of advertising with flyers in the shape of acid tabs being distributed in suitably tiny paper bags. “I’ve been handing out drugs feverishly all week,” O’Connor jokes. “If free acid doesn’t get you to a gig I’m not sure what will.” WHAT: The Killgirls with Sub-Atari Knives and Joseph Duigan WHERE: Arcade Lane WHEN: Fri Mar 15, 9pm TICKETS: $12

East End Villains And Gemini Downs Head (Gemini) down to The Depot on Thu Mar 14 for a free concert from some of the fastest rising local outfits. East End Villains have scored themselves supporting gigs for the likes of Jonathon Boulet, The Holidays, World’s End Press and Darwin Deez and recently played the Gear Up festival. Gemini Downs recently enjoyed a stint at the Big Day Out and Triple J success with single Jangle. Head along for the free fun with tribal beats and knee-slapping country pop from 8pm. Entry is free.

The Lost Giants EP Launch The soulful and psychedelic newcomers The Lost Giants will be releasing their debut EP in spectacular fashion at Rocket Rooftop, complete with back up girls, organ, percussion and a second guitarist to upgrade to a sevenpiece. Dan White and The Informers will be joining them for the ride and help celebrate what is hopefully a long and prosperous music career. Be a part of it on Fri Mar 15 with doors from 9pm at Rocket Rooftop.

CD Reviews

Uke Want It, Uke Got It

The Wild Things

The Systemaddicts

At The Crossroad

Do You Really Want My Love?

(Independent)

(Independent)

The Wild Things swap between alt-rock, pop and country with very little worry, then throw in an a cappella breakdown just for kicks. The tracks gain texture and instruments as the album progresses with consistently pleasing results. The Wind Is Calm smashes at a honky-tonk piano the way a drunken uncle slaps the table as he belly laughs. The analogue crackle in this adds a crispy touch of charm. Little Kansas is sweet with surprising samples and Send Me On A Train sounds like the guys are already rocking in a carriage, choo-chooing off into the distance. Falsetto, grungy rock and surprise endings mix well in Entropy. The album winds out with a slow number, More Than I’m Good For, where something catchier would have slammed the album in your face and made it unforgettable. Despite sometimes-shaky solo vocals, the band’s harmonies are the standout feature that holds the tunes together. They have a slight My Friend The Chocolate Cake twang and swing to their music, which flows beautifully. Added to these pretty parts are grittier rock spikes and a bang-on rhythm section that really seals the deal. At The Crossroad is 11 tracks of clever songwriting and brilliant musicianship. Ilona Wallace

The ragtag group of garage rockers, The Systemaddicts, have asked the big question with their latest album. Do You Really Want My Love? infuses big band horns with punk, and the result is ambitious yet refreshing. The album bursts to life with opener Hill And Sea and doesn’t relent throughout. A slightly slower moment during Sad Dark Eyes confirms that the punky vocals are carried by the superior musicianship, as the keys and percussion take over almost completely. The horn section, led by a dominating trombone and trumpet, add a special flavour that sets The Systemaddicts apart from other garage punk outfits. The tracks are short, sweet and punchy, which fit with the punk genre, but considering the sound is distanced enough from the usual punk sound, it would be advantageous to have some more room for instrumental solos. The excellent instrumental moment on Paint Boy, Paint teases by showing what could have been. Overall, the album successfully titillates the listener by making them wish they were listening to it live, as the polished instrumental work would probably gel better with the raw vocals at a high energy concert. So, do we really want their love? We’ll need to see them live to find out for sure. Lachlan Aird The Systemaddicts will launch Do You Really Want My Love? at the Worldsend Hotel on Fri Mar 15.

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The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective, a support group for those who feel drawn to the ways of the ukulele, have announced an extra show to meet the demand of their wildly successful Fringe show Uke Want It, Uke Got It. With sold out shows on Fri Mar 15 and Sat Mar 16, your only hope is to head along on Thu Mar 14 at the Wheatsheaf Hotel to see what all the fuss is about. Tickets are $20 and available from FringeTix. Show at 9pm.

The Wild Things Album Launch The Wild Things will be launching their new album, At The Crossroad, with fellow indie friends The Honey Pies and The Villenettes. The launch, at the Metro on Fri Mar 22, will have free entry because the band just want everyone to have a good time, and perhaps take home a copy of the album as they leave with sore feet from dancing and a head full of sweet tunes. Bands will play from 9pm.


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