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‘Who’s this weirdo not wearing any pants?’ is what you might saying as you pick up this week’s issue of Rip It Up. The answer is Kirin J Callinan, a brilliant and equally controversial Australian musician. We recently indulged in a lengthy, deep conversation with Callinan, discussing everything from the normalcy of biting the heads off animals to the ﬁne line of employing child actors and voyeurism into the same music video. The dialogue left us suitably mind fucked and questioning whether we were the silly ones for ﬁnding a man in his jocks so shocking, so we suggest you ﬂip to p12 and make up your own mind. From the deeply perturbing to the deeply pop-saturated, this week we also spun a yarn with Ball Park Music (p15), spoke about the literature inspirations behind Cold War Kids’ newest album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts (p14) and laughed about Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes’ recent experiences with American diner coffee – “hot cordial with coffee ﬂavor” (p18). Get yourself a glass of Cottee’s Coola and tuck in.
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Since Oz was one of the first regions to embrace industrial metal titans Fear Factory, the band will thank us by smashing out their groundbreaking album Demanufacture in its entirety when they play HQ on Tue Jul 9.
Michigan post-hardcore five-piece La Dispute will showcase their evolving style at Fowler’s Live on Wed Jul 10. Joining them are guests Pianos Become The Teeth.
He may Fucking Hate Rappers but that won’t stop Underground New York MC PackFM from packin’ ‘em in when the MC (who does a bit of stand-up on the side) hits Enigma Bar on Fri Jul 5.
Speeding along this week... YOUTH OF TODAY The reformed legendary ‘80s New York hardcore outfit play Enigma Bar on Wed Jul 10. WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS The latest from Academy Award winning doco maker Alex Gibney (Taxi To The Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room) shows that there is more to Julian Assange than the myth and the fantasy.
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Life Of Brian His 1996 and 1999 albums earned him the titles of Irish Best Male Artist and Irish Best Male Album. He performed You Raise Me Up at George Best’s funeral and pushed the song to number five on the UK Charts. And now he’s coming to Adelaide. Brian Kennedy will be treating local crowds with his extraordinary performance at intimate gigs around the country. Adelaide fans can see him at the Trinity Sessions on Fri Sep 6 at 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Park. For full information see eudoxusarts.com
Hungry Little Bears Apparently the Boy & Bear guys ate 7000 bowls of pasta while preparing their second album, Harlequin Dream. They’ve set aside a couple of months to settle their stomachs and will be back, fighting fit, in November. Playing tracks off the new record, the Sydney group will perform at HQ Complex on Thu Nov 21. Tickets are available through OzTix.
Flamin’ Jinjas Jinja Safari just released their smoking hot self-titled record and now they want
you to enjoy the tracks live. Leading with their single, Bay Of Fires, the performance promises intense energy and enormous sound. Hitting Adelaide just before the fire bans lock in, the boys will play Adelaide Uni Bar on Thu Oct 3. Tickets are available through Moshtix.
Never Ever Land Not quite Peter Pan, The Never Ever are more about Ghosts & Ghouls in their new EP than fairy dust and mermaids. They’ve just returned from New York City and are ready for some homeland fun. Catch them at Fowler’s Live on Fri Jul 12. Tickets are on sale now through OzTix.
Welcome To The Pleasure Barn Australian icon Jimmy Barnes is hitting the road with his daughter, Mahalia, on the Welcome To The Pleasure House tour later this year. Opening for some nights will be his other daughter, Eliza-Jane, and her musical partner Ceci. Barnes will perform hits from his 13 number one albums and also offer a sneak peak at his upcoming record. Playing two nights in South Australia, fans can catch Barnes ‘Under the Big Top’ on Thu Sep 12 at Princes Park, Gawler or Sat Sep 14 at Port Elliot Showground. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com.au.
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Kirin Jn Callina an da Freem by Miran
Agent Provocateur Kirin J Callinan is perhaps one of Australia’s best underground guitarists, being instrumental in Lost Valentinos, Mercy Arms, Jack Ladder and Lost Animal over the course of his lengthy career. Yet lately he’s probably more recognised as a provocateur, a controversial stage artist who delivers flagrant nudity and stage absurdity as part of his musical agenda. However, probing into the psyche of this Australian-born musician is not the dark detour you’d expect.
allinan, speaking to Rip It Up from El Paso amidst a US tour with Ariel Pink, is, in all sense of the word, rational. “I like to keep pushing myself and asking questions of myself, whether it be live or in press shots or in the studio. I like to keep it interesting, with a bit of chaos,” Callinan offers. “I’m certainly not trying to divide people, or have people hate or like me, but that’s it. I like a lot of music that people hate, in fact I find myself probably liking it more if everyone else hates it. I know that sounds quite shallow, and there’s more to it than that, but strictly speaking I gravitate to those ideas that are naturally hostile. “I was actually talking about this with Ariel [Pink] last night and how polarising our music can be,” he continues. “Ariel, for example, has always wanted to make really middle of the road music, and he makes this soft rock, concept-based music that is intended to be down the middle but is ironically dividing. I think in a way if you’re doing something interesting or unique you can’t help but be polarising.” Following his US jaunt, Kirin J Callinan will return home to tour his upcoming new album Embracism, a record imbued with the
musical weight of producer Kim Moyes (The Presets) to be released through Grizzly Bear’s label Terrible Records. The first taste of the album came in the form of a NSFW music video released last month – a piece of footage featuring Callinan as naked as the day he was born pulsating and gyrating in the shower in a way that evokes the kind of response one might get from watching 2 Girls 1 Cup.
“Strictly speaking I gravitate to those ideas that are naturally hostile.” The clip was shot by the sister of his label manager, and with that in mind Callinan ruminates about comfort zones. “The only time I’ve gone outside of my comfort zone is when I’ve been told to do something I don’t want to do. The initial idea behind Embracism was that I was thinking about how it was the most inappropriate song to sing in the shower, so we decided to shoot the video clip of me singing it in the shower,” he explains. “It then developed in stages, you know. I was going to wear rollerblades in the shower at
first, and you wouldn’t see them but I’d just be occasionally falling and then probably come back up with a bit of blood streaming from my head, but something kicked in and said that’s probably not a good idea. So I didn’t wear the rollerblades, but we did end up shooting this home, iPhone-shot movie to create this feeling of it being voyeuristic and that you shouldn’t be watching it.” More importantly, how many times did the hot water go off while filming? “The shower was pretty much cold the whole time, I was struggling. I was very … shrivelled,” he laughs. “Pretty gross.” That said, Callinan is very comfortable with using his body as a performance tool, having in the past used projections of his genitals as a stage backdrop. Is there anything that is totally off limits, however, such as using live animals, setting things on fire, piercing his skin? “Of course. I have moral and ethical boundaries,” he says. “I know what I’m okay with and what I’m not, it’s not haphazard or reckless by any means. Both the last two clips, Way II War and Embracism, they were things that were planned. In Way II War for example, I didn’t want the young boy Phoenix, who is the son of my ex-girlfriend, to be sexualised at all. There were certain edits that were made to make sure that line wasn’t crossed, such as the clip featuring a shot of my penis and then cutting straight to him.” Earlier this year Kirin J Callinan created furor at Sugar Mountain festival when his set introduced a volunteer named `Billy’. Inspired by the Way II War video, the plan was for `Billy,’ who was a diagnosed epileptic, to come out on stage and consent to being induced into an epileptic seizure. It wasn’t long before the crowd began to howl in horror at what they planned to do, and the `stunt’ was cut short with festival organisers citing a
Jack Dreaming Do you have any plans to write with Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders again? “Yeah, he’s one of my closest friends. When I get back and when I get the time I’m going to make it a priority to collaborate with him. He’s just written a new batch of songs, which are incredible, I love them. They’re very good.”
breach of OH&S procedures. Interestingly, following the performance, Callinan was both lauded and heavily criticised. “People thought I was openly trying to upset them, which I wasn’t,” he hums. “People took it very personally, and it was generally very young people or very old people that reacted that way.” Would he repeat the stunt again? “I wouldn’t call it a stunt, but would I repeat the same show? Definitely not. That would be a very boring and weird thing to do. However I hope there are shows in the future that take drastic left turns, are going to be exciting and a bit of a mystery to myself and the audience.” Does he believe Australia to be conservative? “No. I think Australia is very insular and small time at times, and it experiences a lot of storm-in-a-teacup scenarios. But I also think it’s very progressive.”
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The Kids’ Book Club “I guess in a way there’s a thread through all of the records,” says Nathan Willett, the vocalist, pianist, guitarist and lyricist for California’s Cold War Kids. “There are literary and spiritual aspects that are always there in the music and tie together the different themes.” Rip It Up found out about the literary references behind Cold War Kids’ fourth record, Dear Miss
he album’s title is borrowed from Nathaniel West’s 1933 novel Miss Lonelyhearts, which focuses on a depressive newspaper advice columnist. Why would this pretence be of interest to a rock band? “I like the idea of the protagonist as an
advice columnist. As a singer and writer, at a certain point you have these crisis moments where you write for yourself, but also for your audience. You want to be able to say something that is meaningful and important to people and to yourself. I think the book is kind of about that in ways. There is a connection there.” Willett is adamant, however, that he isn’t trying to be a pseudo-advice columnist through his music. “I wouldn’t ever want it to feel like there was a literal type of advice [in our music]. That reminds me more of the hardcore music in Orange County that I grew up with that had heavy-handed literal advice. [Lonelyhearts] is not like that at all. It’s more abstract and subtle. Nothing is supposed to be taken at any kind of face value.”
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Hanging [Dishes] Out To Dry When asked what literature and art connoisseur Nathan Willett would do with his time if he wasn’t in a rock band, he offered Rip It Up rather unexpected answer. “I guess I would be washing dishes while trying to be some kind of an artist? I don’t know. I would love to be able to write a novel or paint or something creative like that, but I don’t think I have that in me. I think I have the ability to appreciate art but I’m more inspired by it rather than destined to create it.”
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This isn’t the first instance that Willett has referenced literature for Cold War Kids, peppering different titles that have inspired him throughout the band’s career. In particular was naming their 2008 album Loyalty To Loyalty after a paper written by American philosopher Josiah Royce. This is a trend Willett can see continuing. “In music you can reference things that are inspiring and get people turned on to something new. I definitely want to continue doing that. It can be interesting when it’s done well.” Given the breadth of reading Willett consumes, he surely must be an academic at heart? “In a way I would say I’m less of an academic and more of just an artist,” Willett muses, after pausing for some time. “As an artist you have to be fed by other artists. You make references to them and I think it’s important with film, books or paintings to find your place within art.” While Willett assures that there isn’t anything in particular that he’s targeting to reference as overtly as Loyalty To Loyalty or Miss Lonelyhearts for Cold War Kids’ next album, he does fire off some texts that he’s currently finding inspiring. “There’s this big book of poetry I’ve been really enjoying by this monk, Thomas Merton. I also just saw the new Noah Baumbach film Frances Ha, which was great. When you’re on tour there’s almost nothing else to do but take in different stuff while you’re working on what’s coming up next.” Not the usual story you hear from a rock band on tour, then. WHO: Cold War Kids WHAT: Dear Miss Lonelyhearts (Downtown Records) WHERE: Governor Hindmarsh WHEN: Thu Aug 1
Thanksgiving “Every day of my life I fear I’ll burn out,” confesses Sam Cromack, the leader of Ball Park Music. “There’s been multiple times when I’ve gone into crisis mode and feel that I’ve completely dried up as a songwriter, the glory days are over and my good songs are done.” Rip It Up finds out what the next step will be for Ball Park Music once they complete the Thank Ewes Tour.
I think as long as we can change our approach and mix it up we’ll be fine,” Cromack decides. Given that Ball Park Music have released two acclaimed albums in as many years, 2011’s Happiness And Surrounding Suburbs and 2012’s Museum, straying from a proven formula isn’t his major concern. “I want to be able to work on this record for a long period of time, with no massive deadlines or anything like that. I just want to take it slow and piece together the best of all the sessions.” This intent has led to Cromack taking charge of producing Ball Park Music’s third record himself. This isn’t Cromack’s first foray into the big bad world of self-production, considering he acts independently as My Own Pet Radio when he’s not in the Ball Park. “In many ways I’ve been trying to bring my two separate worlds together,” Cromack explains. “I want to be able to rely on my band mates of Ball Park Music’s skills as a musician and piece the whole thing together with the creativity that I’m afforded in my side project, where I fiddle with everything on computer and take my time. That’s kind of my mission.” Going at his own pace means that he’s not
sure when the next Ball Park Music can be expected, or what it might sound like. While he’s still sure that when they eventually come together to rehearse as a band things will come together quickly like they have in the past, with it “not being too difficult for us to smash out a song or two each week”, there is another agenda at the back of Cromack’s mind. “We keep joking that we want to keep breaking the record on how many consecutive years the band can appear in Triple J’s Hottest 100. I think The Living End is the band you need to beat – we’d like to think we could beat that [10 consecutive years] but it might be a stupid ambition.” Speaking of Triple J, how does Cromack see the relationship with the station being maintained if they do take a prolonged absence from the radio waves, given both their albums were nominated for album of the year and they played this year’s One Night Stand event? “Going into our next record I really do sincerely hope they continue to support us as they sometimes do turn their backs on particular artists. That could be because artists mouth off, which I do think we’ll do, or change their style. There are heaps of
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Australian artists that will tell you how they used to get played on Triple J and then one day that sort of just stopped. We’ll see how we go.” Becoming Triple J favourites wasn’t an easy feat either. “I remember quite some time ago we would send our songs to Triple J and they would knock us back – and understandably so because they were pretty shitty songs at the time… I remember before they would play us we would hate their guts – but that’s what everyone else does.” Cromack is definitely not one to bite the hand that feeds him. “We are super fortunate to have had that relationship. They’ve come to us with a lot of opportunities and wherever possible we’ve said yes to try and foster that relationship.”
Being grateful is all part of the current Thank Ewes Tour that Ball Park Music are embarking on. “I can’t believe we’re doing another tour. It feels ridiculous that people want to come and see the band because I feel that I’ve been on the road doing laps of Australia for two or three years now – but here we are, doing it again.”
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Something Cool Adelaide, get ready for a whole new breed of event to hit our town in September. Taking over a newly vacated spot on the calendar (previously occupied by the newly cancelled Parklife!), Something Cool ups the magnitude to provide a multi-stage, full night’s worth of nonstop entertainment. This isn’t about genre conformity, recycled line-ups or repetitive nights, it’s a whole new type of party altogether, featuring TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke & Lunice), Hermitude (live), Swick (Mad Decent), Paces, Tink, Cam Hext and more yet to be announced. Damn Marilyn Presents: Something Cool on Fri Sep 27 at a secret location.
Porter Robinson Q+A With Yuksek
Fresh from playing some of the biggest stages in the world, including Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Tomorrowland and EDC, Porter Robinson is quickly rising as one of the top names in EDM thanks to the release of his last two singles, Language and Easy, which have been on high rotation on radio stations across the globe. Robinson first made a name for himself in 2011 when he signed a one EP deal with OWSLA (a label operated by Skrillex) and released Spitfire, which reached number one on the iTunes Dance Chart and Beatport’s overall release chart (managing to crash Beatport’s servers upon release). Last year Robinson was voted number 40 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ list.
In 2011 French DJ/producer Yuksek (Pierre-Alexander Busson) revelled in vintage pop on a brilliant second album, Living On The Edge Of Time. Bored of DJ culture, he brought his band to last year's Splendour In The Grass. But now he's re-embracing club music – even starting a label, Partyfine.
Porter Robinson plays at Apple Bar on Thu Oct 17.
Akouo Dubbed one of the breakthrough acts of 2013, Tassie producer Akouo has made his mark on the Aussie hip hop scene as a member of JNA (Javs & Akouo) and Letters To The Sun (Coin & Akouo), as well as by contributing backing production for artists like Phatchance (Chance Waters), 360, Class A and many more. As a DJ, the last decade has seen Akouo dip his toes in the waters of neo-soul, future beats, funky breaks and dirty bass, having been billed alongside artists like Beatnuts, Oddisee, Ugly Duckling, DOOM, DJ Premier, Marco Polo, Bliss N Eso and Funkoars, plus loads more.
You're coming to Australia to DJ after focusing on your live show in recent times. How do you enjoy DJing these days? Yes, I enjoy DJing again. The live tour was cool, but it's boring sometimes to play only your own songs. So now I can play anything – depending on the crowd and my feelings. A couple of years ago you seemed disenchanted with dance music. Has that changed? I think I needed to get my ears fresh, focusing on the melodics, arrangements, and not only on the 'dancefloor' effect of the music. But it's something I still like and I'm working on again.
Akouo plays at Rocket Bar on Thu Jul 25.
Tell us about Partyfine... It's something I wanted to do but never had enough time... Also I did a lot of collaborations [Last Of Our Kinds with Oh Land on Partyfine EP #1] and the label gave me the freedom to release them the way I want.
Empire Of The Sun Doorly
10th Anniversary 3CD Collection Mixed By Anthony Pappa, Phil K & Rollin Connection
Ice On The Dune
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Who would believe it’s been five years since Empire Of The Sun delivered Walking On A Dream – the debut album from Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore which went double platinum here at home and gold in the UK. For those who don’t like surprises, in essence Ice On The Dune is more of the same – positive vibes, dreamy vocals, lush synths and bouncy beats combine to give us another dose of exploding joy, such as on Alive. The album not only sounds otherworldly – the narrative behind it is just as fantastical and downright weird, as Steele returns with his elaborate stories of mythical creatures and characters, this time around The Emperor and The Lord. Tracks like I’ll Be Around and DNA are also well worth more than one spin, and although Ice On The Dune is an impressive follow-up to Walking On A Dream, it unfortunately leaves you with a sense of been-there-done-that. Simone Keenan
An all-label mix of greatest hits and exclusive joints can be an interesting experiment if the label is an electronic music institution such as Underground Resistance, Warp or Kompakt. But do we really need a fourth all-label installment of Norman Cook’s (AKA Fatboy Slim) Southern Fried Records? When you listen to the Doorly mix of club anthems on disc one, the answer is no. With great anthems such as The 2 Bears’ Be Strong joining cheesy club hits like Mighty Dub Katz’ Magic Carpet Ride and exclusives including DJ Touche’s The Paddle (Banana Seat Remix) the first disc is a mix of anthems, noise and cheese. Horrible. But Doorly makes up for it with the second disc, which takes a deeper journey (well deeper when compared to disc one) through party house with joints you don’t mind listening to again including Chicken Lips’ wonderful All That You Do. Christopher Sanders
AAAA Prior to getting my filthy mitts on this album, I’d never heard of Darkbeat but this album is nothing short of the business. Spanning a spectrum of styles within the four-beat realm, each disc stands as a distinctly different blend while retaining a common thread of quality and thoughtful programming. Anthony Pappa’s mix is a journey which goes from dark to light, standout tunes being Solomun’s He’s Watching Us and Crazy by Ornette (remixed by Noze). Rollin Connection’s mix maintains a deep hand and 4am vibe throughout. Phil K’s disc has a strong ‘80s vein running through it and sounds like Pink Floyd meets Miami Vice for a fair swathe before settling into some very sexy, funky territory. For a three-disc compilation to be filler-free is a rare and beautiful thing, so if you like your beats on the seductive tip, this goes in the basket every time. Deejay Pantydropper
Living... had some really strong, credible pop songs but it was a bit slept-on! How did you feel with the response? We toured two years live with it, so for me it was successful enough! I think it was an album without a proper radio single, so it's always more difficult these days when people just download one song, add it to an iPod playlist, and switch to the next one after two days. Unfortunately, 'concept' albums are not so contemporary. Yuksek plays at Rocket Bar on Thu Jul 11
Fri Jul 5 Indian Summer (Cats @ Rocket Bar) Sat Jul 6 The Tongue (Rocket Bar) Sat Jul 6 Phil Kieran (Cuckoo Bar) Sat Jul 6 Brokers (Ed Castle) Thu Jul 11 Yuksek (Rocket Bar) Fri Jul 12 Clubfeet (Rhino Room) Sat Jul 13 Juan Atkins (Sugar) Sat Jul 13 Bliss N Eso (Entertainment Centre) Sun Jul 14 Funk D’Void (Sugar) Thu Jul 25 Akouo (Rocket Bar)
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Hip hoppers have a propensity for scheduling interviews at difficult times, being major multi-taskers. Atha, who prefers to be called 'Wolf ', is speaking on bluetooth while out and about in his truck. The Let's Roll rapper is returning to Australia as special guest on Bliss N Eso's tour. Atha is "excited" as he's heard the Aussie hip hoppers command a huge following. The MC, who typically listens to "silence", admits to being unfamiliar with their music – though he and his DJ are "gonna rock out to it" pre-tour. Atha has just finished his new album Love Story – the follow-up to Radioactive, 2011's debut on Shady Records, Marshall "Eminem" Mathers' concern. "We wrapped up the album in Nashville and, actually, I turned in the album already," he says. "I've turned in, like, 14 records – and I'm super proud of it." As for the direction? "I talked so much about my last project [Radioactive] and I kind of feel like for this one I'll leave some mystery [as] to what it's gonna sound like. But I dug back and mixed a few ideas that I've been playing with for the past two albums. I mashed-up some different influences. Every project that I've had has been pretty conceptual, so this one is kinda blending in a lot of those ideas and polishing them up." It'll drop after Mathers' comeback.
Wolves are so hot right now, from the direwolves in Game Of Thrones to motifs in fashion. Alabama MC YelaWolf, AKA Michael Atha, has noticed. "Honestly, yeah, I can see some influences in a lot of culture," he says. "I don't think it's necessarily people are biting, but I can definitely see the seeds that I've planted. But there's only one me." Indeed.
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Like Mathers, the Southerner has had a hard knock life, being born to a teen mother. He was even homeless for a spell in California. The aspiring rapper signed up to appear on The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott – a competitive reality show. "I was 21 or 22 and I was in Alabama in an apartment complex – I had my second child on the way...," Atha explains. He quickly became disenchanted. "It just turned into this circus of really bogus ideas. It was very hard for me faking that. Humility is a big part of my growth. I'm not particularly proud of that, but I appreciate it." He stresses that it was but a month of his life. Atha subsequently circulated mixtapes. In 2005 he issued an album independently. Alas, a deal with Columbia Records soured. Atha eventually aligned himself with the production company Ghet-OVision Entertainment, airing his breakthrough
mixtape Trunk Muzik – which led him to join Shady via Interscope. He's since collaborated with everyone from Mathers to Ed Sheeran to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. This year Atha proffered Trunk Muzik Returns (A$AP Rocky cameos). For Atha, his association with Shady has been about "artistic credibility". "It's definitely an accomplishment in my career to have made it to there. I never saw it coming, really – I mean, I hoped for it, but I didn't think it was a realistic goal at some point." Working with Ghet-O-Vision has proven frustrating. "Radioactive had a lot of interference creatively," Atha rues. With Love Story he's assumed more control, relying on Mathers for guidance. Atha belongs to a new wave of MCs regenerating hip hop but remains lowkey
about what he's bringing to the game. "I've ran into so many obstacles – my story is like no one else's, period. I don't really have any more expectations, per se, as far as my career goes, 'cause that's really hurt me in a lot of ways – having expectations about what I'm giving to the game or what to expect from it... I kinda put all that shit through a strainer. The goal is now just to make some dope music – and people can make what they want of it. It will become what it will become based on the quality of the music and my story." WHO: YelaWolf WHAT: Bliss N Eso House Of Dreams Tour WHERE: Entertainment Centre Theatre WHEN: Sat Jul 13
American DJ/producer Static Revenger (Dennis White) has journeyed far, from being active in Detroit's techno scene to spawning crossover dance hits such as 2010's I Like That with Richard Vission and Luciana. Now White, who hopes to tour here again later this year, has a hot new single, Bullet Train, featuring Miss Palmer, penned with '90s UK junglist DJ Rap.
White launched his club career in the Motor City. He'd serve as music director for Kevin Saunderson's techno-pop outfit Inner City of Good Life fame. White was also involved in the alt-dance band Charm Farm, which enjoyed a cult record in Superstar. Today he's based in North Hollywood, where opportunities are more plentiful. White has remixed Miley Cyrus, while femcee-cum-singer Dev graced his 2012 Turn The World On. White has fond memories of Detroit's music underground in the '80s. "That early stuff – man, was that a special time to be alive!," he says. In fact, it was techno godfather Derrick May who taught him to DJ. "I doubt he remembers and [he] certainly wouldn't admit it if he did, but I lived in a loft in Detroit with Derrick, Kevin, and Juan [Atkins] when Detroit techno was really starting to connect internationally. I was the 'live music' guy at the time – I had just graduated from Berklee College of Music – and thought that DJing was bullshit and was in no way shy about telling Derrick that. I'm like, 'What, you play one record and mix it into another record? That is a special talent exactly how?' He said, 'Okay, if it's so easy, let's see you give it a shot.' I was a drummer and thought that it would be super easy – and,
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man, shoes in a drier! That would have been my DJ name – DJ Shoes In A Drier. I could not mix a beat to save my life! Then I became obsessed with DJing and [May] taught me the fundamentals." White is one of few Detroit electronic types to benefit from the US EDM boom – something he attributes to his consistently airing singles. Nor is he cynical about the hype. "I'm delighted by the recent EDM explosion here in The States – we're a bit behind the curve in that regard, aren't we? There have been so many false starts relative to electronic music crossing over in the past 15 years that it's quite satisfying to see it happening now." White, who's remixed Swedish House Mafia, raves about how "friggin' amazing" dance music's young producers are. Like his precocious peers, White prefers to
release singles over albums, his first (and last) LP 2008's Love Song Surprise. "I've always been a fan of short form – maybe I'm just lazy or a commitment-phobe." White has ventured out beyond dance. He produced Australian Idol winner Stan Walker's Light It Up (again, with DJ Rap co-writing). But White has "bailed out" of popdom. Aside from club records, he's keen to do more by way of film music after composing songs for the 3D computer-animation Hotel Transylvania. "That was a riot," he enthuses. "I mean, I was literally in Adam Sandler's office with a guitar finishing one of those songs for the movie. That story alone was worth it. It opened up at number one in the States and the tracks became really popular online. Sony didn't release a soundtrack for that film – and I still get hammered with requests from kids
looking for the songs." White could yet direct movies himself. He has a secret life making videos, among his favourites Paul van Dyk's Home. "My brother is a great commercial producer/director. I used to hire him to do my videos – and I learned to do it from him. I produce and direct my own videos. Some of them came out pretty well – and I ended up getting hired by Ultra Records and Tool Room to do videos for their artists." There's no stopping him.
WHO: Static Revenger WHAT:Bullet Train is out through OneLove Recordings.
On Tour //
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Tour Guide/ THU JUL 4
P!NK @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
SUN JUL 21
SPEELMAKESWAVES @ Crown & Anchor SWEET JEAN @ FRI JUL 5 Wheatsheaf Hotel P!NK @ Adelaide BEN SALTER @ Entertainment Centre KIRIN J CALLINAN @ Jive Metropolitan Hotel CLAIRY BROWNE & THE THE DISAPPOINTED @ BANGIN’ RACKETTES @ Hotel Metropolitan Governor Hindmarsh WED JUL 24 INDIAN SUMMER @ ATLAS GENIUS @ Rocket Bar Rocket Bar
SAT JUL 6
THE TONGUE @ Rocket Bar RIDE INTO THE SUN @ Jive BROKERS @ Ed Castle GINGER & THE GHOST @ La Boheme PHIL KIERAN @ Cuckoo Bar
THU JUL 25
TUE JUL 9
KATIE NOONAN & KARIN SCHAUPP @ Dunstan Playhouse SIMON MELI @ Jive JAGWAR MA @ Rocket Bar
FEAR FACTORY @ HQ
WED JUL 10
LA DISPUTE & PIANOS BECOME TEETH @ Fowler’s Live YOUTH OF TODAY @ Enigma Bar
SAT JUL 27
BALL PARK MUSIC, Eagle & the Worm & Jeremy Neale @ HQ THE GIVEN THINGS @ Enigma Bar YUKSEK @ Rocket Bar
FRI JUL 12
SAT JUL 29
YOU AM I @ Thebarton Theatre THE HOODIE WEATHER TOUR: THE NEVER EVER, NINE SONS OF DAN, A SLEEPLESS MELODY WAY WITH WORDS & WITH CONFIDENCE @ Fowler’s Live CLUBFEET @ Rhino Room THE ANGELS @ Governor Hinsmarsh STEVE VAI @ Her Majesty’s Theatre JD LOVE @ The Wheatsheaf Hotel
SAT JUL 13
ENABLER & URNS @ Enigma Bar BLISS N ESO @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre THE ANGELS @ Governor Hindmarsh ESKIMO JOE @ Published Arthouse WHITLEY @ Jive JD LOVE @ Gaslight Bar CITY CALM DOWN @ Ed Castle JUAN ATKINS @ Sugar
SUN JUL 14
FUNK D’VOID @ Sugar
TUE JUL 16
A DAY TO REMEMBER, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA & DREAM ON DREAMER @ Thebarton Theatre
WED JUL 17
TODD RUNDGREN & DAVEY LANE @ Governor Hindmarsh
FRI JUL 19
MASKETTA FALL @ Higher Ground SWEET JEAN @ Singing Gallery GOLDFIELDS @ Jive RAVEN BLACK NIGHT @ Governor Hindmarsh HAS BEEN @ Rhino Room
SAT JUL 20
WAVVES @ Ed Castle SLEEPMAKESWAVES @ Crown & Anchor SWEET JEAN @ Barossa Regional Gallery CITIZEN KAY @ Rocket Bar BEN SALTER @ Metropolitan Hotel THE DISAPPOINTED @ Jetty Bar, Glenelg
BABYSHAMBLES @ HQ
TUE JUL 30
KARNIVOOL @ Thebarton Theatre
THU AUG 1
COLD WAR KIDS @ Governor Hindmarsh
FRI AUG 2
THE BOOTLEG BEATLES @ Governor Hindmarsh SPIN OFF FESTIVAL: OF MONSTERS AND MEN, PASSION PIT, SNAKADAKTAL, CHET FAKER, FIDLAR, THE JUNGLE GIANTS & DUNE RATS @ Thebarton Theatre
Adelaide three-piece rock outfit Tracer are back on home turf to celebrate the Australian release of their stand-out second LP, El Pisterolo. On a rare day off from their relentless touring schedule and still suffering a mild-case of jet lag, singerguitarist, Michael Brown chats with Rip It Up about the new record and their debut Aussie tour. Whilst they have been around for the better part of a decade, Tracer are yet to make a formidable mark on the Australian scene. Instead, they have spent the last two years on the road playing support tour after support tour across Europe, filling hot and sweaty rooms in Germany, Holland and France. The band returns to Australia with their most celebrated release to date and an explosive live set. Released through Mascot Records, El Pisterolo is a high-energy
collection of no-holds-barred rock’n’roll. Brown goes onto explain his dream of writing a concept album. “We were inspired by a movie called Desperado by Robert Rodriguez. It follows the story of a gun slinging Mexican, hell bent on revenge for the loss of his wife. He was also a mariachi guitarist, so in a sense he was a guitar hero vigilante. We continued to write songs that followed the storyline of this film. From 25 tracks, we culled them back to 18 and in LA we recorded 14 of them which formed the album.” With a label that allows a considerable amount of creative freedom, Tracer wanted to make the biggest sound possible with the least amount of instrumentation and overdubs. “Up until this point we’ve been entirely self-produced and self-recorded. This time all we had to do was play and concentrate on our performance. The live excitement and vibe of the album’s recordings shine through. We
keep coming back to Australia and telling people about all this rad stuff we’ve been doing but not being able to prove to them why we’re getting all the success.” This is all about to change as they spend the next four weeks on the road with The Angels here in Australia before jumping on a plane back to Europe where they will commence a 38-date tour with Ireland’s, The Answer. “Right now, we can see the upward rise. The shows are getting bigger, the press is getting bigger and the albums are getting bigger. We’ve got a team of five of us travelling around the world playing rock music. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
Twin Peaks in that it had this feel about it that was so surreal, stunning and amazing. We went to this café called Marion's that had real characters working there, real mountain people.” Given the `60s big band inspirations in both Clairy Browne and The Bangin' Rackettes' sound and aesthetic, the band happily soaked up all the “kitsch diner culture” while on the tour leg. Everything except the coffee,. “Oh, the coffee there is just like water that tastes like coffee.” Having made their Adelaide debut at WOMADadelaide earlier this year, Clairy Browne and crew will return to Adelaide this Fri Jul 5 for a performance at the Gov. Expect some pretty ferocious stage aplomb and sassy dance moves, interestingly inspired by, of all things, `90s dance videos. “I love all of them,”Browne proclaims once asked to cite some of her favourites. “I'm really massive on Salt `N' Pepa and TLC and all of the early Destiny's Child. I think my favourite is If I Could Turn Back
Time by Cher, where she rides the big cannon with a million gay sailors. It's just too much, really.” Not all of Clairy Browne's influences are saccharine, however. Given the band's rehearsal space is a former coffin factory, there's a number of macabre elements within The Bangin' Rackettes' music, too. “[The coffin factory] is a big old dilapidated mansion in Melbourne, almost like a house that got picked up in the Wizard Of Oz tornado and weirdly dropped there. However I feel like if there's any macabre energy going into the music it comes from someone having a dark, existential six-month phase, or whatever. It kind of just goes into the subconscious tapestry of our environment.”
WHO: Tracer WHAT: El Pisterolo Launch WHEN: Fri Jun 12 & Sat Jun 13 WHERE: The Gov.
SAT AUG 3
APES @ Ed Castle
TUE AUG 6
JOAN BAEZ @ Festival Theatre
THU AUG 8
GLASS TOWERS @ Grace Emily Hotel
FRI AUG 9
CLARE BOWDITCH @ Governor Hindmarsh
WED AUG 14
MDC @ Fowler’s Live VANCE JOY @ Jive
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THU AUG 15
BERNARD FANNING & VANCE JOY @ Thebarton Theatre
FRI AUG 16
JOSH PYKE @ Governor Hindmarsh OBEY THE BRAVE @ Black Market BRITISH INDIA @ Uni Bar PLUTO JONZE @ Rocket Bar MDC @ Fowler’s Live
SAT AUG 17
DIALECTRIX @ Rocket Bar COSMIC PSYCHOS @ Fowler’s Live
MON AUG 19
DON McLEAN @ Thebarton Theatre
TUE AUG 20
PAUL KELLY & URTHBOY @ Adelaide Town Hall
TUE AUG 27
JAPANDROIDS @ Ed Castle
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FRI JUL 26
BJÖRN AGAIN @ Festival Theatre KATIE NOONAN & KARIN SCHAUPP @ Dunstan Playhouse WORLD’S END PRESS @ Ed Castle PSUEDO ECHO @ Governor Hindmarsh
THU JUL 11
THELMA PLUM @ Grace Emily LAURA MARLING @ Flinders Street Baptist Church AKOUO @ Rocket Bar
Having cultivated a following at home with their `60s-doo-wop-meets-rockabilly brand of music, Melbourne outfit Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes recently expanded their horizons with a pilgrimage to the source of much of their musical inspiration - the US. Frontwoman Clairy Browne describes the trip to Rip It Up as a “visual and audio feast.” "It was really exciting for us because we'd never done that before, and people in the US were really digging our sounds and our show, so it was phenomenal.” Promoting their newest album Baby Caught The Bus, which carries their explosive hit Love Letter, the nine-piece trundled across 26 American cities in a big van playing everywhere from “chandelier bars in Las Vegas casinos to shitty tin sheds down south.” “We drove through the Rocky Mountains one day, and it was kind of like Northern Exposure/
WHO: Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes WHERE: Govenor Hindmarsh WHEN: Fri Jul 5
The Guide // THURSDAY 4TH
ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Bill Parton Trio (8.30pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Big Bubba & Betty BRECKNOCK HOTEL – Breakaway Sing-A-Long Session (8pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: DJ Antface Band Room: Briana Mahoney, Becca Stevens & Canis Vulpis DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Trivia Night (7.30pm) DUBLIN HOTEL – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) DUKE OF YORK – Downstairs: DJ Jon E (9pm) DJ Skinny B (1am) Beer Garden: band of the week plus DJ Dave Parry (9pm) ED CASTLE – Band Room: live bands (9pm) ELECTRIC CIRCUS – The Proj3cts (9pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Shaolin Afronauts
ALMA TAVERN – Fresh Fridays with DJs ARCHER HOTEL – Upstairs: DJ Jaki J (9.30pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: Kerrin Todd (8pm) AUSTRAL – The Austral House Band (7pm) BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Troy J Been, Prince Aaronak and Suckerpunch BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CLOVERCREST HOTEL – Clearway (9pm) COVE TAVERN – Panic Switch CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: Carla Lippis (5pm) Band Room: Kids With Teeth, Bad Dreems, Relying On Luck & Ride Into The Sun DJs DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Downtown with DJs DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY – Slyde DUKE OF YORK – Tom & Rose (7pm) 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 ENFIELD HOTEL – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (6pm) ESPLANADE HOTEL – E’nuf Said (8pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Someone Else's Wedding FINDON HOTEL – Karaoke (8.30pm) FINSBURY HOTEL – Girlband & Grindhouse (8pm)
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – OPEN MIC WITH KRITA GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Bluescasters Special Keyboard Jam Night GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Til The Break & The Royal Gala GRAND BAR – OMG HIGHWAY – DJ Alli (8pm) HQ – Riot Society hosted by Uberjak’d JETTY BAR GLENELG – Lounge Bar: Jayarassic (8.30pm) LIGHT HOTEL – SCALA Live (8pm) MARION HOTEL – Cue N Brew: 888 Poker (6.30pm) O’BRIENS – DJ Grillz (9pm) PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Thirsty Thursday with DJ Tango ROCKET BAR – Wild Things 4th Of July Special: DJs Acey, No Sweet, Ash&Li & many more (9pm) SUGAR – Jazz Pancake with locals and guests THE LION HOTEL – Clearway (9pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Chrysler Bar: Sundy Mantis (8.30pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – RAINBOW JAM SESSIONS (7.30PM)
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – PUNK RAWK EXPLOSION: EXPLODING CACTUS, ROWDY NEIGHBOURS & MORE GLENELG PIER – Agent 99 (9pm) GLYNDE HOTEL – karaoke (9pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Old Time Fiddle Tunes. Band Room: Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Naomi Keyte, Sparkspitter & FIRS GRAND CENTRAL – Danny Green (12pm) GRAND JUNCTION HOTEL – Theodore HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Van Demons Band HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – DJ Chaps & DJ Lumeire HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs
RED SQUARE – DJs REX HOTEL – karaoke (8pm) ROB ROY HOTEL – DJ Smiley (8pm) ROCKET BAR – Cats at Rocket: Indian Summer, Cassian & Cats Resident DJs (9pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – DJ (8pm) SOMERSET HOTEL – Simon Skinner STAG – Upstairs: DJs play urban and dance. Downstairs: DJs play retro SUGAR – SHGZ: Fridays at Sugar
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RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ SNAKE & DJ RUPHEO (9PM)
SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Nothing But ‘90s with DJs TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing requests TAPAS ON HINDLEY – ﬂamenco shows by Studio Flamenco (7.30pm) TEA TREE GULLY HOTEL – DJ Wolfman (9pm) THE ELEPHANT – DJ Grillz (9pm) Kinetik (9.30pm) THE GOODY – Ch@t Room THE LION HOTEL – Live Bands (8pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Chrysler Bar: Idle Saints (9.30pm) Tavern Bar: Johnny G (4.45pm) One Planet (9pm) VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – DJs VILLAGE TAVERN – Ex Men (8.30pm) WESTWARD HO GOLF CLUB – Linda McCarthy (7pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – The Satellites (9pm)
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The Guide// SATURDAY 6TH ARCHER HOTEL – Downstairs: Jaki J plus Bongo Madness with Alex. Upstairs: DJ Ed Law (9.30pm) ARAB STEED HOTEL – Craig James (8pm) ARKABA HOTEL – Lounge Bar: The Germein Sisters (9pm) Sporty’s Bar: Triplescore (10pm) Top Of The Ark: Latin Fever Party (8pm) BACCHUS BAR – Dino Jag Duo (8pm) BOTANIC BAR – Sanji, Brad Sawyer & Tom Wilson BRIDGEPORT HOTEL – Karaoke with Gemma (9pm) BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ CAMEO BAR – After Hours with DJs DrDamage and guests CROWN & ANCHOR – Horror My Friend, Lemuiran, Kids With Teeth, Animal Shadows & DJ Azz CUMBERLAND HOTEL: GLANVILLE – karaoke with Nicole (8pm) DRAGONFLY – rotating DJs playing techno, house, disco and everything in between DUBLIN HOTEL – Russell Stuart (3pm) DUKE OF YORK – Front Room: DJ Mitchy B. Beer Garden: DJ Parry. Upstairs: DJ Skinny B, MC Scotty and guest DJs ED CASTLE – Plus One Saturdays: Brokers, TKST & Menagerie (9pm) ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Arcade Disco with resident DJs Junior, Dancespace and friends EXETER HOTEL – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (7pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE –Wolf Panther Presentations
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – Second Of Season, Scarred Hearts & guests GARAGE BAR – DJs (10pm) GAWLER GOLF CLUB – Linda McCarthy (7pm) GILBERT STREET HOTEL – DJ Marky Polo (8pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Band Room: OPA! Live Zeus. Front Bar: Pub Scrabble & Dave Diprose GRACE EMILY HOTEL – The Molting Vultures & The Green Circles GRAND BAR – Destination Saturdays with DJs and MCs HIGHWAY – DJ Griff (9pm)
HOPE INN – karaoke (7pm) HOTEL RICHMOND – DJ Sly HOTEL TIVOLI – Exotica with DJs Sleepy Hips and guests (8pm) JACK RUBY – Soul Social – live band & vinyl DJs (8pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – Lounge Bar: E’nuf Said (3pm) DJ Stu (9pm) Front Bar: The Arch Menaces & William Street Strikers (9pm) JIVE – Ride Into The Sun, The Morning After Girls & then DJ Craig KINGSFORD HOTEL: GAWLER – karaoke (9.30pm) LAKES RESORT HOTEL – 2 Up Duo (9pm) LONDON TAVERN – DJs Captiv8, Justice, Soundflex, AJ and MC Renard (10pm) MARINA SUNSET BAR – DJs playing the best in house and electro MARION HOTEL – Bart’s Bar: Franky F (5.30pm) Boris Loves To Boogie (8.30pm) MARS BAR –VJ Beejay and guest (9pm) drag show (2am) MICK O’SHEA’S – One Planet OLD SPOT HOTEL – Wildcard PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Wild Ones (8pm) PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – Good Company (8pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Frenzy (10.30pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – Adelaide’s best cover bands RED SQUARE – DJs Marek, Law, Dub Drop DJs, Decker, Bollocks, Krispy, Shawty, Capital D, DV8 and Jazz plus MCs Skippy and Dylan ROCKET BAR – Rocket Saturdays: The Tongue & DJs Big Bubba, Lauren Rose, Griff & Faint One (9pm) SANDBAR – requests with DJs SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic sessions SEAFORD HOTEL – Ex Men (9pm) SEBEL PLAYFORD – Misjif (8pm) SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – Unknown To Man (9pm) SUGAR – ITDE DJs and interstate & international guests SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Shuffle TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing retro and requests TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Andy Mac (7.30pm)
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TENAFEATE CREEK WINES – Lily & The Drum (1.30pm) TEQUILA REA – Bongo Madness with guest DJs THE BARKER HOTEL – Angelo Pash (8.30pm) THE ELEPHANT – DJ Grillz (9pm) Animal House (9.30pm) THE LIGHT HOTEL – Playin Up: Slick Arnold, Escapism, Lucid Brew, Dirty Boulevard, Azzurra, Canephora, Georgia Carey, Ry, CaliforniaCousin, Breaking Rundle, Avenue & Devil’s Cross Road (7pm) THE LION HOTEL – Absolut Saturdays: Wasabi (9pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Trick (8.30pm) VALLEY INN – karaoke VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – Rumours WALKERS ARMS HOTEL – DJ Sessions (9pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Adrian’s Secondhand Book Sale (12pm) & Johnny Seven & Fluffy (9pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – Daze Gone By (8.30pm) WINDSOR HOTEL – Jump N Jive (8.45pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN – karaoke (8pm) ZHIVAGO – Obamarama Weekend: Chaps, Hemilove, Terrence & Ryley
SUNDAY 7TH ALMA TAVERN – Sunday School BENJAMIN ON FRANKLIN – Souled Out Sessions with DJs Dave Collins and Jason Lee BLUE GUMS HOTEL – Thelma & Louise BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt BOTANIC BAR – Eric The Falcon BRAHMA HOTEL – Devine Alls: Chrissie Amphlett Experience CROWN & ANCHOR – Sunday Rubdown DOCKSIDE TAVERN – Melanie DOG & DUCK – Sneaky Sundays with Jak Morris DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY – Shannon ED CASTLE – Beer Garden: Acoustic Sundays (2pm) ESPLANADE HOTEL – Russell Stuart (4pm) EUREKA TAVERN – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (12pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Cal Williams Jnr
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – Lordy Lordy, Gutterballs and Johhny & Zamma GLENELG PIER – Redline (2pm) GLENELG SURF CLUB – La Mar Sundays: Arky & The Sparrow (3pm) GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Vaudeville Vibes at The Gov with Dr Sketchy’s Alice In Wonderland GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Fleur Green & John Oliver GRAND BAR – bands, DJs and MCs HIGHWAY – Ash Gale & Sarah Lloyde HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – The Front: 888 Poker (6.30pm) JETTY BAR GLENELG – Lounge Bar: Pat & Kaela (3pm) & DJ Dizzy (8pm) KERSBROOK TAVERN – Big Cheese LIGHT HOTEL – Vonni’s Big Arvo LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – Muddy Road MARINA SUNSET BAR –Sunset Sessions featuring live acoustic music MARS BAR – VJK classic video hits MICK O’SHEA’S – E’nuf Said MT COMPASS TAVERN – Lily & The Drum (2pm) PLAYFORD TAVERN – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (5pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – acoustic session (4pm) Tom Kurzel & Ed Trainor fortnightly rotation (7.30pm) ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Proton Pill featuring Snooks La Vie (7.30pm) SAILMASTER TAVERN – Troy Harrison (2pm) SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic soloists SEMAPHORE PALAIS – Mr Buzzy (4pm) SUGAR – Mods, Driller and Nu Jeans TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Acoustic Sessions THE LION HOTEL – Andrew Hayes (2.30pm) Quinny, Parko & Friends (6pm) 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 – Akoustic Odyssey (4pm)
The Guide // WHITMORE HOTEL – LIAM OG’S TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSION ZHIVAGO – Obamarama Weekend: Zooma, Skot & Gumshoe
MONDAY 8TH CROWN & ANCHOR – Matt P Ward & Friends EXETER ON RUNDLE – Contact High: Emu, Choral Grief, Nematodes, Wolf Panther & Lara Torr GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Tin Sandwich GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam HOTEL ROYAL: TORRENSVILLE – Bar 180: Ultimate Quiz with Graham Lawrence (7pm) MARION HOTEL – Bart’s Bar: Scrabble 101 (6.30pm) PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Complete Trivia (7pm) 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 (8pm) WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Dave Jackson Quartet (8pm)
TUESDAY 9TH ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – Music Viva: Jian Wang & Bernadette Harvey (7.30pm) AUSSIE INN HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7pm) BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: DJs Stevie & Duncan DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Bitches Of Zeus DJs
FORRESTERS & SQUATTERS ARMS HOTEL – POKER NITE GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge hosted by Ron Davidson & Trevor Graham (8pm) GOODWODD PARK HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7.30pm)
GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Adelaide Ukelele Appreciation Society GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Improv Cabaret HILTON HOTEL – KG’s Complete Trivia (7pm) MARION HOTEL – Cue N Brew: 888 Poker (6.30pm) NEXUS ARTS CENTRE – All Year Round (5pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Davy T’s Music Trivia (7.30pm) SUGAR – CU Next Tuesday with Sonny Side-Up and Driller THE LION HOTEL – Zkye and Damo (7.30pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – TA Tuesdays: DJ Ryley & Guests (8pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – ACOUSTIC RAW JAM SESSION WINDSOR HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7.30pm)
WEDNESDAY 10TH ARKABA HOTEL – Salsa Classes (6pm) Salsa After Party (9pm) BOTANIC BAR – Gemma CENTRAL DISTRICTS FOOTBALL CLUB – Complete Trivia (7.30pm) CHALLA GARDENS HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7pm) CHRISTIES BEACH HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7.30pm) CROWN & ANCHOR – Geek with DJ Tr!p DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Dan’s Open Mic Night (7.30pm) EXCHANGE HOTEL: GAWLER – Live Music Exchange (7.30pm) EXETER ON RUNDLE – Curtis FINDON HOTEL – Muso’s Jam hosted by Streaker FIRST COMMERCIAL HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7pm)
GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Simon Peter HIGHWAY – The Combi Room: Whateva Duo (7pm) HQ –NeverLand JETTY BAR GLENELG – Lounge Bar: Curly Temple DJs (8.30pm) KENSINGTON HOTEL – Uke N Play (7pm) LIGHT HOTEL – Open Mic Night (8pm) MARION HOTEL – Adelaide Comedy’s 13th Birthday: Greg Fleet (8pm) PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy (9pm) SEAFORD HOTEL –karaoke with Suzanne (8.30pm) SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – karaoke with Margi (7.30pm) SUGAR – Mixed Tape with Lauren Rose, Ferris Mular and Mr Whiskas THE LION HOTEL – Proton Pill (9pm) TONSLEY HOTEL – Tavern Bar: Quiz Night (7pm) TORRENS ARMS HOTEL – TA Bar: Trivia Wednesday (7pm)
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Reality “I’m in Rome, I live in Rome,” begins co-writer/co-producer/director Matteo Garrone via phone. “I only go to Naples to shoot my movies. Reality and Gomorra(h) and a movie I did in 2002 called The Embalmer were all filmed in Naples.” Any special reason for that, Matteo? Financial ones, perhaps? “I like it there.”
ome have stated that Garrone’s Reality bears no resemblance to his acclaimed previous pic, Gomorra, which concerns modern-day crime families in Italy (and mostly Naples), and yet he says that the two movies actually have a lot in common. “They’re not that different, no. Gomorra is a movie about the Mob and crime, but the point of view is that of the victim. The main character in Gomorra is a victim, a victim of the system, and Reality is a movie that is less about Big Brother, which isn’t that important, and more about show business from the point of view of the victim. So yes, many things in common… We tried to be very, very human with the treatment of the character in the story, not be moralistic, and just follow this character and try to understand his conflict… Some people think that Luciano goes too far in the movie, but I don’t think that he does, and that really he doesn’t go far enough.” Reality’s star, Aniello Arena, had never been in a movie before, so how did Matteo find him, let alone cast him, as Luciano?
“My father was a theatre critic and we used to go to see many, many performances, and we saw one company which was a group of prisoners in Tuscany. We went to see the new performance by this company and Aniello was the lead actor. They won the main theatre prize in Italy four or five times and he was the lead and we were going to work together on Gomorra but it wasn’t easy to get the permission, as Gomorra was a movie about crime and it was too connected to his crime in the past. And so, when I tried to get him for Reality it was easier, as Reality is not a movie about crime.” It’s a difficult, complex and disturbing performance, Matteo. “Absolutely! In some ways, at the beginning, he receives a sort of contagion. His friends and his family push him to try [out for Big Brother] as they hope that he will become famous. It’s the story of one man who tries to become famous but it’s also the story of a society that is infected by this… And it’s really very interesting for me for, as you probably know, the story really happened in my family.”
No, I didn’t know that! “Yes! In Italy, in my family, a true story. It happened to the brother of my wife. We did change a lot of things [he mentions a few spoiler-ish plot points]… I did like the ending of the movie too, as it was more metaphysical and existential. The problem faced by Aniello’s character is existential too and that’s why the movie becomes darker and darker.” Matteo has already stated that Reality isn’t actually ‘about’ Big Brother per se and yet he did get the permission to use the name [Grande Fratello in Italy], TV footage from inside the house and more. “It was finishing up at the time. We remained faithful to Big Brother but, in reality it was going down at the time. That’s why I think that it’s important that I say that this isn’t actually a movie about Big Brother. We made a deal with them to use the name, images from inside the house and all of that, and they read the script, and they said that it was okay Big Brother, in the movie, is like ‘The MacGuffin’ in Hitchcock films [i.e. the plot point that activates the story but ultimately means little to nothing, like the stolen money in Psycho], as in it’s important to the story but, ultimately, it’s not important to what happens to the character.” And will there be another long gap between Reality and your next film, since four years separate Gomorra and Reality? “I hope not. I’m working on a script, and when I work on a script it’s always a story that’s important to me and a story which I want to see told.”
An Offer I Can’t Refuse Matteo Garrone went to seriously great lengths to get unknown and untestedonscreen theatre actor Aniello Arena to star in his Reality, but the casting of his previous effort, the internationally acclaimed Gomorra (from 2008 and with that optional ‘h’, depending upon your nationality), was even riskier. While some of the cast were moderately accomplished cinematic character actors (like Gianfelice Imparato and Salvatore Ruocco), many were first-timers and non-actors – and, indeed, former or even continuing criminals. But no names are to be listed here as I don’t much fancy having a ‘bloody necktie’ this coming weekend!
And would you make a movie in America? “I would consider it and I do have contacts in the States. But I want to wait for the right project and the right time and so yes, I’m waiting.”
WHAT: Reality WHERE: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas WHEN: Now
Film // We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks (M) AAAA Writer/director Alex Gibney, a fearless documentarian whose Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God was in town earlier this year, here attempts to tell the story of ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Website’ and offer a profile of the enigmatic Julian Assange, while also trying to establish if he’s a dangerous terrorist or a shining beacon of the truth. Chronicling pertinent details regarding Assange’s early years as a hacker, with precious little offered about his childhood or schooling, this eventually gets to 2006 and the founding of WikiLeaks, a website where the public could publish any
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information or ‘secret’ they wanted, and Julian and his staff ’s first triumph with bringing the Icelandic banking crisis to the world’s attention. However, it was the posting of the infamous ‘Collateral Murder’ video by sexually confused Intelligence Analyst Bradley John Manning (whose story is more shocking than Assange’s) that led to Julian being labelled a traitor, the trumping-up of rape charges against him and, of course, his ongoing sanctuary in London’s Ecuadoran Embassy. Unable to interview Assange or Manning, Gibney instead digs up a vast, fascinating array of photographs, videos, news footage and more to tell the tale, meaning that this is the WikiLeaks documentary worth catching - all 130 epic minutes of it.
Adelaide Cinémathèque 2013 The retrospective Truffaut’s Informers commences at the Merc on Thu July 4 at 7.30pm (shortly after you read this!) with Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante, and continues with Jean Renoir’s The Rules Of The Game (La Regle Du Jeu) on Mon July 8 at 7.30pm, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man on Thu July 11 at 7.30pm and, finally, François Truffaut’s classic The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) on Mon July 15 at 7.30pm. All Cinémathèque details mercurycinema.org.au
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AAA The latest from workaholic director Michael Winterbottom (who sneaked two movies in between this and last year’s Trishna) is another collaboration with Steve Coogan. While it seems like it might be a humourous, FourthWall-busting effort like 24 Hour Party People, this is a much different proposal: a straight narrative study of Paul Raymond, King Of Soho Sleaze, with few jokes, a faithful sense of smut and a flashback-intensive structure that warns that the plot’s going to take gloomy turns. The melancholy, ‘90s-issue Raymond (Coogan) looks back at videos of his daughter Debbie (Imogen Poots) and we’re soon back in 1958 and watching Raymond’s first calculated effort to shock the English establishment with ‘gentlemen’s clubs’ where, of course, topless models had to remain motionless (unless lions were attempting to eat them). Then we’re skipping through the decades as the Sexual Revolution hits. With an odd pro- and anti-pornography tone, this is worth it for the performances, with Poots very fine indeed and yet, ultimately, it never quite feels properly orgasmic.
Superman is an extremely difficult character to bring to the screen as he’s so bloody perfect, but director Zach Snyder (of the impossibleto-film Watchmen) and producer/story-dude Christopher Nolan (of The Dark Knight trilogy) give it a post-modern-ish go anyway, and the result’s a complete revision challenging enough to alienate mainstreamers, purists and drooling fanboys alike. In an extended Krypton sequence, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Lara (Ayelet Zurer) defiantly and naturally have a child at almost the same time as a coup by General Zod (Michael Shannon in a role legendarily filled by Terence Stamp in the 1978/1980 films), and before the destruction of the planet the tot’s sent to Earth via spaceship while Zod and Co are banished to the ‘Phantom Zone’ (a more complex affair than in the Richard Donner/Richard Lester pics). And things turn non-chronological as we cut to Kal-El (Henry Cavill) as he recalls his youth with human parents (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), his grappling with his powers as a kid and his life in the shadows as a 33 year old, and how he must emerge as an Earth defender when Zod turns up to rave on about Krytptonian vengeance before opting for massive FX destruction.
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8 Women director François Ozon delivers another twisted humanity tale showcasing voyeurism and desire when resigned and embittered French teacher Germain (Fabrice Luchini) becomes intrigued by a paper submitted by one of his students, Claude (Ernst Umhauer), in which he befriends fellow student, Rapha, in order to get inside his house, and to get closer to his mother (Emanuelle Seigner). As Claude infiltrates Rapha’s family unit, Germain becomes more enthralled, and as he and his wife, Jeanne (Kristen Scott Thomas), become part of the story as well, Claude’s intentions become ever more ambiguous. But is it just a story? Subtlety is the key to success here, as Ozon’s seemingly incidental sidenotes add extra layers to Claude’s plans, such as the parallel of Jeanne’s art gallery and its reputation for peddling smut as art, while the school’s new implementation of uniforms makes interesting comments about conformity, obscurity and camouflage. Based on a Spanish play, Ozon’s adaptation is a slow build of tension as intriguing as Claude’s story within it, but it would run the dangerous risk of going nowhere if it weren’t for the neveranswered questions: did it happen? Did it not happen? Did it kind of happen? Only Ozon and his characters know for sure. Kat McCarthy
Co-writer/director Cesc Gay’s relationship comedy A Gun In Each Hand (Una Pistola En Cada Mano) (M) stars Javier Cámara, Ricardo Darín, Jordi Molla and other Spanish Cinema mainstays Ice Age main-man Chris Wedge directs Epic (G), another animated fantasy with voices from Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Beyoncé and more
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United Latino Cocina For too long have city folk made lengthy drives down to Bedford Park only to wait for two hours for a table at Lucky Lupitas. Thankfully, the same chef behind the popular eatery has taken mercy on our petrol costs and opened a brand new storefront smack in the city centre, ensuring your next Mexican feast is just a tram's ride away. It's called United Latino Cocina, or ULC for short. Tucked down one of Rundle Mall's side streets, ULC is a café of generous proportions, boasting outdoor tables and a contemporary, spacious interior complete with neon panel lights, long tables and a retro wall feature. From a customer's perspective, the open kitchen is a big, steely beast, too. Things are looking good. Seeing as we're here to get involved in traditional Latin American food, we start off with the traditional `arroz con pollo' - a hearty dish of chicken, black beans and rice. Arriving on our table no later than five minutes after we ordered, I would've been skeptical of the serve time had it not been delicious and a spot on recreation of an otherwise commonplace South American dish, enhanced by its cumin-roasted chook, orange and basil salad, generous scoops of pineapple chunks and coriander. The `ropa vieja', a traditional Cuban dish of shredded steak in a tomato base, is a similarly worthy feast, arriving as a tangy stew of flank laid out on a bed of beans and annatto rice with a lime wedge. Delicious. While making a firm nod to classic Latin food, ULC has also taken modern favourites and incorporated them into the menu with a unique spin. The ULC Dog is a classic example of this, the `dog' being grilled chorizo nestled in creamy jalapeno slaw, bean mash, dry cheese and onion strings. In terms of on-the-go food, ULC has a great selection of quesadillas and sandwiches. Speaking of, you really at some point have to try the `Devine Swine' one of the tastiest sandwiches I've eaten all year. A hybrid
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between a traditional Ruben and a ham and cheese toasty, the `Swine' comes filled with braised pork and gypsy ham with dill pickle, swiss cheese and mustard. While we were a bit late in the day to tuck into the breakfast menu, with offerings such as apricot scones, porridge, baked eggs with chipotle, pork mince, cilantro and pesto and a `breakfast quesadilla' complete with scrambled eggs, green onion and potato, a spicy morning meal is definitely next on my to-do list.
Photos: Selena Battersby
WHAT: United Latino Cocina (ULC) WHEN: Mon - Fri from 8am to 4pm & Sat from 10:30am to 4pm WHERE: Francis St off Rundle Mall
Mushroom Mania If you're the diner who simply must Instagram their dish with appropriate vignettes and the `Rise' filter before tucking in (much to the chagrin of your friends), then Mushroom Mania's Eat. Post. Win competition is for you.
The competition is simple – eat a mushroom meal during July (not a magic one, though), capture a digital record of it and then post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #mushroommania. You could win a $100 restaurant voucher, which means you can go feast on more delicious fungi for free. For more information, head to powerofmushrooms.com.au
Just in the time for winter, Coopers Brewery has released its limited edition, robust 2013 Extra Strong Vintage Ale. Hops are at the heart of this limited release beer, with centennial, Chinook, citra and styrian golding hops all being used in the golden brew, making for strong aromas of grapefruit, citrus, melon and passionfruit. Australian malted barely and crystal malt make up for a grist composition with a balanced flavour of malt sweetness and a lingering, crisp bitterness. The beer is 7.5 percent, making it one of Coopers' strongest beers. Cartons and sixpacks are available now.
Stars// The universal tide is turning towards the water signs and that makes things awkward for fire signs such as yourself. No matter how hard you spin your wheels, you’re not on bitumen, so it won’t work. You are in water. You need a boat. Listen hard to those with quiet voices.
Ease back into the moment. The appropriate gesture right now is to offer warmth, cosiness and comfort. Fortunately you are good at these things. Take the pressure off. Nurture the gentleness that so often gets left behind. Emotions will flow. Let them flow. Then they’ll clear.
Mars is still firing you up, even though the rest of the known universe is going to ground. Though you are in the mood to be feisty and loud, not everyone is going to be listening. People have their minds and hearts on other things. It might be you who has to adapt. Easy is right.
The world is on your side. Most of the planets are in water signs, make you feel socially acceptable. Those who take a hard line now are out of kilter with the cosmos. You do have a wee habit of hiding under a hard shell. You will have to attend to that. Be touchable.
Venus is in Leo. Normally that would be a good thing. This week it proves to be less of a blessing than it should be. She is tending to make you proud and defensive in love, just when the appropriate gesture is gentleness and surrender. Don’t get in the way of what you want.
Something starts humming in your heart when all the details are in place and people are free to flow with happiness, creativity and emotion. Your perfectionist streak is never intended to be an end in itself. It is just there to set up the conditions for a natural equilibrium. Be proud.
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Though you want to get up on a soapbox and speak out loud, it doesn’t take long before you realise that there’s not a lot of active listening going on. Know your audience. Pull back and do what you need to do add to the harmony and musicality of your friendly community.
Image credit: Claire Marsh, Of Both Sea And Air, 2013
Most of the planets are in water signs. Emotion and feeling are for once the status quo. This means you can operate in strength and confidence, rather than having to split your energy fighting off detractors. Know who you are and what you want. Have the courage to be it.
It’s a dodgy week for fire signs. The universal tide has shifted towards the water signs. We all know what happens to fire when water is around. Rather than fret and fizzle, back off and figure out ways to adapt. Fortunately you are by nature mutable. Find the meaning in change.
Menagerie Inspired by the idea of a `menagerie’ - a place full of curious creatures - a group of 19 local artists from widely diverse disciplines have each created works as part of a new exhibition at Urban Cow Studio, Menagerie. Featuring a handful of familiar faces and ‘new’ up-and-comers, the showcase will deliver the works of Genevieve Brandenburg, Katia Carletti, Jayson Fox, Rohan Fraser, Katie Johnson, Arlon Hall,
All those months and years of being turned and tilled by existence are beginning to show their fruit. Use your experience to offer encouragement to those who are now going through their own processes of regeneration. Stand tall in your hard-earned capacity to relate deeply.
CBD art hub The Mill will be holding n00ds/life drawing classes from now until mid August as part of their new art workshops. The workshops will run every three weeks and will offer visual artists – from beginners to seasoned professionals – a practical opportunity to develop their portfolios in an informal environment outside of a classroom. Participants are required to bring their own equipment and materials. Sessions run from 6pm - 8.30pm and are $15 a class. Bring a friend!
The Moon begins its week in Pisces. This pulls the whole existential tide towards you. When your feelings come, they come like a wave. Ride the wave as it rolls in, then rolls out again. By feeling our emotions we can get access to our deepest longings. Let emotion touch you.
WHAT: Menagerie WHERE: Urban Cow Studio, 11 Frome St, Adelaide WHEN: Until Sat Aug 3
Life Drawing Workshops At The Mill
Be a witness to the many shifts and changes going on around and within you. Though it’s tempting to charge out with your 10 cents worth, it doesn’t take too much to see that this would cause interference. Life is flowing along in its merry way. Let it flow. See its wisdom.
Ellen Scholbohm, Simon DeBoer, Stephanie Bromley, Brendan Garrett, Glenn Kestell, Kate Kurucz, Claire Marsh, Jessica Nolan, Jenna Pippett, Danielle Reck, Jaya Suartika, Jessica Taylor and Dan Withey.
WHAT: Life Drawing Workshops WHERE: The Mill, 154 Angas St, Adelaide WHEN: Fri Jun 12, Wed Jul 24, Wed Aug 7, Wed Aug 28 from 6pm - 8.30pm
Something Remains Something Remains is the latest research project of local artists Elizabeth Bevan-Parrella, Renate Nisi and Cherie Redwood. A collaborative exhibition exploring the idea of physicality of matter, all three artists will combine their works at FELTspace this July with a series of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, the pieces focus on the idea of `making and unmaking’ as well as craft with natural and processed materials.
WHAT: Something Remains WHERE: FELTspace, 12 Compton St, Adelaide WHEN: Until Sat Jul 20
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Morrison Following a VIP night on Wed Jun 26, which was hosted by Morrison’s head designer and founder, Kylie Radford, guests were personally introduced to some of the concepts and qualities that Morrison’s designs hold true. The name Morrison is inspired Radford’s doting pet dog, with the brand’s philosophy revolving around Morrison’s honesty and integrity. For this reason, Radford and her team maintain a strong ethical base for all their clothing, sourcing versatile yet decadent fabrics and creating designs that can be worn in
multiple ways, to ensure each piece can mould with each individual’s taste. Not only are the pieces handmade and designed – for the most part in Australia – they are also checked over by the team to ensure quality control, which is a point of difference in this climate of disposable fashion. The night proved that Morrison is a brand that has excelled for its quality and attention to detail. Take a look at some of these designs for Winter 2013, which only show just one of the ways that they can be worn.
Join The Clique Just like the product, for Cliques to work it needs people power and togetherness. To round out the concept, Nicholas and the team as Ruben + Kosch have an online campaign to help ensure their success. With donations that range from anywhere between $5 to $5,000, you can score yourself either
a heartfelt personalised thank you, sets of Cliques and their costumes, shout-outs on their YouTube channel, discount for life on Cliques or the right to be a Clique wholesaler. To get involved, Like Ruben + Kosch on Facebook or visit indiegogo.com/projects/ join-the-clique
We caught up with ex-Adelaide current Sydney-sider Nicholas Koschade, the director and senior designer of Ruben + Kosch about his new project, Cliques.
liques are... A quirky, innovative lighting solution that are great for the young and the young at heart. Cliques are unique as they cannot light up by themselves – they need each other. Once two or more Cliques are connected by holding hands only then will they light up. Separate them and the light turns off. And you should like them because... Cliques are eco-friendly, completely customisable and fun-ctional. Each Clique is powered by a rechargeable battery and the lack of cords make Cliques the perfect lighting solution for any situation including; a night light in a child’s bedroom, camping lamps or ambient, mood lighting either on a bedside table or for an intimate dining setting. They represent... The importance of the daily impact we have on one another. We can live by ourselves but it is only when we
are together that our world truly becomes a brighter place. The best part about Cliques is... You can personalise them to represent your own Clique by either drawing on them with whiteboard markers or dressing them up in one of Ruben + Kosch’s ever-expanding range of character outfits. I wanted to design them because... I feel many designers these days are focused on over refining and over simplifying both objects and spaces and it can all begin to feel a little cold and impersonal. I wanted to design a product that would inject a warmth and a sense of humour into any space and would help bring people together. I wanted to design a product that every time it was used, it would act as a reminder that we are all connected and hopefully bring a smile to the user. And my next project will be... something very exciting – watch this space!
Sure you do. Everyone does. Well, the Myer Centre is giving away $20 gift cards to use at a whole bunch of their stores. To receive your free gift card head to the customer service desk at the Myer Centre and say you saw the promotion’s ad in the new edition of Attitude (psst... it’s on p. 35). After you sign up as a Myer Centre VIP you will be granted your free $20 gift card to use at Myer Centre stores including G-Star Raw, Platypus, Jag and Witchery. Terms and conditions apply. Limited to the first 200 customers.
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West of Memphis
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Umbrella / MA/ 84 mins
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Sony / MA / 141 mins
Allen Hughes (who, with his brother Albert, co-directed films like the lame The Book Of Eli and the dire From Hell) handles this tough New York crime drama competently and works well with an all-star (or at least ‘all-name’) cast, and yet, somehow, the sheer familiarity of it all ensures that it’s never properly the masterwork intended. Detective Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) goes to court for the murder of rapist Mikey Tavarez, but crucial evidence seems to go astray and he’s eventually found innocent. Seven years later he’s working as a smalltime private investigator and living with the sister of Mikey’s victim, Natalie Barrow (Natalie Martinez), when he’s called before Mayor Hostetler (Russell Crowe), who offers $50,000 for Billy to find who exactly is having an affair with his wife, Cathleen Hostetler (Catherine Zeta-Jones). If you think that sounds like the mean old Mayor’s setting Billy up for some kind of dangerous fall then, you’d be right, as the plot descends into complicated double-dealings and Crowe, in a quietly vicious performance, walks all over the drabber Wahlberg, who mostly just wanders through this one looking mildly pissed-off.
This agreeably nasty horror thriller from Irish writer/director Ciaran Foy benefits greatly from strong playing by a cast of semiunknowns, a suitably rundown and frozen suburban setting, and a refusal (mostly) to properly explain why terrible events are happening (they just are!). Six months after young Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) witnesses his heavily pregnant wife being senselessly slain by a trio of ‘feral’ children, he’s living with his surviving baby daughter and coping with a serious case of post-traumatic agoraphobia. Marie (Wunmi Mosaku of I Am Slave in a lovely performance), a helpful social worker, tries to assist with his grief and fear, but when he becomes convinced that he’s being stalked by the same malevolent kids for reasons that he can’t fathom, he must turn to an unnamed priest ( James Cosmo), who believes that something decidedly ungodly’s going on and that it’s all centred upon the condemned apartment block of the title. With similarities to another tense straight-to-DVD title, Tower Block, this has something of an authentic personal touch in its early psychological detail (Foy himself suffered from agoraphobia for years), and builds to a final act that’s damn frightening indeed.
Co-writer/director Nick Love’s actioner can’t work out if it’s a reworking of UK TV’s The Sweeney, a parody of that hoary old show, something new or even a bit of all three, but there’s still fun to be had here, especially when Ray Winstone busts heads. His Jack Regan’s an un-PC cop with the police’s ‘Flying Squad’ who gets the job done with help from protégé George Carter (Ben Drew), much to the displeasure of Internal Affairs sort Ivan Lewis (Steven Mackintosh), who’s the only one here who doesn’t realise that Jack’s having an affair with his wife Nancy (Hayley Atwell, undaunted by the sight of Ray in Y-fronts). Jack also knows that there’s something about the kick-off bank robbery that no one’s properly spotted, and we proceed to the unmasking of Eastern European villains straight out a London casting agency, overthe-top gunplay and a chase around Trafalgar Square that demonstrates that this badly wants to be a Hollywood movie. Certainly one you might hate yourself for enjoying, this is a guilty pleasure due to the presence of Winstone, who’s farking good whether he’s breaking through walls, shooting up baddies or rolling over Atwell like a sack of potatoes.
Amy Berg’s production, shot over six years and bailed out by Peter Jackson, details the miscarriage of justice perpetrated against three Arkansas teens and the extraordinary attempts by those in power to keep the truth hidden. In footage culled from TV and police files, we begin with the facts surrounding the murder of three boys in West Memphis in 1993, a case that shocked this conservative community and led to the rounding-up of teens Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, the introduction of ludicrous ‘Satanic’ elements and their swift incarceration. However, Berg studies how unanswered questions, ‘contamination’ of the facts, outright lies and a failure to question an obvious culprit led to a tireless investigation by many parties, including Berg herself, Jackson (who says that the case is all about bullying, which he hates), Eddie Vedder and Henry Rollins (who received hate mail), and, in concert footage, Patti Smith and Johnny Depp, who manages to seem as cool as ever and outraged too. At 147 demanding minutes, Berg’s documentary could be a challenge, and yet this is, nevertheless, one of the best films of the year thus far, and the most enraging.
Stage Round Up Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Cabaret Fringe Festival may be well and truly over for this year but there is still plenty of theatre, ballet and musicals to be had in Adelaide over the coming weeks.
Matt Byrne Media will be presenting the South Australian amateur premiere of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s greatest musical success, The Phantom Of The Opera, at The Arts Theatre, Angas St, from Thu Jul 4 until Sat Jul 13 before it moves north to Elizabeth’s Shedley Theatre from Thu Jul 18 until Sat Jul 27. Windmill Theatre, which landed six Helpmann Award nominations for its 2012 production School Dance in categories that included Best New Australian Work and Best Direction Of A Play, will stage Big Bad Wolf during the school holidays. The show, written by Matthew Whittet and with direction by Rosemary Myers and starring Patrick Graham, will run at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, from Thu Jul 4 until Sat Jul 5 at various times. The Australian Ballet is also gliding into Adelaide to present Swan Lake for seven performances only at Festival Theatre from Fri Jul 5 until Thu Jul 11 with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra playing Pieter Tchaikovsky’s wonderful score.
Adelaide Festival Centre, which has announced that the musical South Pacific is bound for South Australia for the new year, also recently unleashed the program for the seventh annual OzAsia Festival which will take place from Fri Sep 13 until Sun Sep 29. With a spotlight on Malaysia, this year’s program boasts an impressive half a dozen world premieres, nine Australian premieres, 22 South Australian premieres, 24 Australian exclusives and two Adelaide exclusives. These include Taiwan’s U-Theatre who will be presenting Meeting With Bodhisattva (pictured) which will feature 16 drummers along with martial arts, Buddhist chanting and sacred dance. Super Everything will highlight the UK’s leading audio visual artists, The Light Surgeons, who layer together stunning documentary footage and motion graphics with an original live electronic musical score that will feature music from Malaysia’s Ng Chor Guan, Hands Percussion and Rhythm In Bronze. As part of OzAsia, Adelaide’s acclaimed Leigh Warren & Dancers will also present Not According To Plan which will have a set concept and construction by Khai Liew and costumes by Alistair Trung with musician and poet Jerome Kugan charting the life of famous dancer, photographer, choreographer and calligrapher Xiao Xiong Zhang. Fight The Landlord is an international collaboration between Ireland’s Pan Pan Theatre and Beijing’s Square Moon Culture, while Malaysia’s The Instant Café Theatre Company will presents Parah which will be
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performed in Bahasa Malaysian with English surtitles. Malaysian-born, velvet-voiced crooner Kamahl, who spent time in Adelaide during the early part of his career, will tell his life story as well as sing songs from the many albums he has released over a career that now spans some 50 years. Adelaide’s Chung Jae Lee, former owner of multi-award winning restaurant Mapo, and
award winning Malaysian chef Cheong Liew will also be cooking up a OzAsia Festival storm at A Mouth-Watering Journey From Penang To Seoul. For more information, visit ozasiafestival. com.au
with Samuel Smith
Your guide to the student experience
This week Fast Times has been hijacked to bring you all the info you need about the University Of Adelaide’s upcoming mid-year Open Day. If you’ve been umming and ahhing about starting uni mid-year, umm and ahh no more. This week I’ll be providing you with all the info you need to make sure you get the most out of Open Day, and potentially, your new university experience.
University Of Adelaide Open Day For many of us, half of the university year is already out the window. Come August, first-year students will begin semester two, familiarising themselves with campus life, cementing friendships, and settling in. For many second, third, and fourth-year students, semester two is simply another stepping stone to graduation.
But for students who have enrolled mid-year, semester two is the start of an entirely new chapter. The University of Adelaide realises that starting uni is 70 percent exciting and 30 percent downright terrifying (please don’t quote me on these ﬁgures), so they’re running a mid-year Open Day to address any questions or queries that ﬁrst-time students may have. The Open Day will take place on Sun Aug 18, between 9am and 4pm at the University Of Adelaide North Terrace campus. For new university students, it’s an invaluable opportunity to take a look around, talk to people and get a pre-emptive taste of campus life. For high school students and their families, it’s a great chance to get a heads-up on uni life, speak to staff and students, and gain an insight into the university lifestyle.
Australian Dance Theatre Youth Program When I try to dance, I look like I’m having a seizure. As much as I hate to say it, I cannot, and never have been able to ‘bust a move’ without making it look as if a) I am in dire need of medical attention or b) I am completely insane and need to be removed from society. The worst part is that I love to dance and therefore attempt (and fail) to do so quite often. Some people, however, are able to dance well. Damn all of you. If you happen to be one of those lucky individuals, I have some news for you. The Australian Dance Theatre is looking for young dancers for its new Youth Ensemble. If you’re lucky enough to be picked, you’ll receive priceless tutoring from some of the best dancers in the business, as well as invaluable experience in a professional dance setting.
Got questions? No problem The grounds will be swarming with academic staff and students, eager to answer any queries you may have about degrees, programs, qualiﬁcations, departments, study options, accommodation, living costs and more. On top of that, there will be 50 information talks running at various times throughout the day. These will focus on speciﬁc degrees as well as general university information. Sticky beaks and sightseers will be satisﬁed, with over 30 different tours running from 9am ‘til 4pm. The University of Adelaide North Terrace campus is huge, providing students with plenty of opportunities to get terribly lost. Because of this, campus tours are invaluable, and will no-doubt save many students from the embarrassment of rocking up to the wrong tute, lecture, building, and/or campus during their ﬁrst week. Throughout the day, attendees will get a run-down of the campus’ history, as well as a detailed explanation of the university’s many, many state-of-the-art facilities. There will be various department-speciﬁc exhibitions to attend, as well as a range of informative and detailed displays. The Hub Central Expo will take students on a journey through the heart of the University of Adelaide—The Hub, highlighting its unique design and seemingly endless facilities.
The ensemble will be taught by former Australian Dance Theatre dancer, Aidan Munn, as well as guest teachers from the current professional ensemble. To audition, you’ve got to have a passion for dance, be resilient, quick thinking, 14–18 years old (there goes my chance at auditioning), already perform at an intermediate/advanced level (there goes my chance even more), and be athletic (there goes any remaining hope of a chance I might have had left). Successful applicants will become part of the Australian Dance Theatre Youth Program and will also participate in the Australian Dance Theatre School Classes for Young Dancers program. Auditions will be held at the Australian Dance Theatre on Thur Jul 11 between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Contact Wendy Hockings on 8373 7733 or the Australian Dance Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
What Else? Although the day is primarily aimed at students, the University of Adelaide has made sure to cater for the entire family. Throughout the day there will be a range of live music and theatre performances, as well as plenty of food, and face painting to keep the kids (and let’s be honest, probably quite a few adults) entertained. The University of Adelaide mid-year open day is an excellent opportunity for members of the general public to find out more about the University of Adelaide, and to get a taste of university life in general. If you’re in town on Aug 18, make sure you check it out!
WHAT: Adelaide University Open Day WHERE: Adelaide University North Terrace Campus WHEN: Sun Aug 18, 9am – 4pm INFO: adelaide.edu.au/openday
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CD Of The Week
Walk The Moon
Hung On Tight
Walk The Moon
This is the first taste of Snakadaktal’s upcoming debut album, Sleep In The Water. Hung On Tight infers that the band have perhaps given up on whimsical lyrics about frown-headed goats and are trying to hone their melodic lo-fi electronic sound. If this track is anything to go by, they may have nailed it – graduating to a sound that is more mature and thoughtful than those on their previous EP. Male vocalist Sean Heathcliff is at the helm of this dream boat, which surfs the wave between dance and psychedelia expertly, but without creating the same storm in a tea cup as last year’s excellent stand alone single Dance Bear.
Savages Shut Up (Remote Control)
Running with the same theme as their album Silence Yourself, Savages bring post-punk to a screaming crescendo on Shut Up. The London quintet draw out the climax for as long as they can, toying with the listener who just wants to release all their pent up angst, which gives a maximum impact. Savages rightfully demand your full attention and will let you punch dance yourself silly when they’re good and ready. It’s well worth the wait.
Temples Shelter Song
Josh Pyke The Beginning and End of Everything (Ivy League Records)
AAAAa I think Josh Pyke’s being a bit selfish, so many CDs to review and this little Pykelet is seemingly all I can listen to at the moment. It’s like folk superglue to my cochleas. If one were to summarise this album in two words, I’d say; bloody glorious. It is the fourth studio album from the genius songwriter, staying
true to his reputation for endearing collections of words. Each song tells a story on its own, moving away from the idea of a concept album. It’s more like a collection of little books, each starring different forest creatures with different problems to solve and dreams to chase. Holly Throsby lends a note or seven providing a beautiful contrast to Pyke’s vocals. Their voices harmonise together like grapes and the summertime, making one sweet sensation for the earholes. This record for me is a bit of an unintentional statement, a statement that says, ‘Hey! There’s no need to make a groundbreaking genre of indie-tranceAmericana-meets-Lady-Gaga-and-JackWhite with each new record’. This album is a statement that says it’s okay to make a record that simply sounds good. And by good, I mean freaking sensational. Sharni Honor
You know how the old nursery rhyme goes, ‘The dish ran away with the spoon, and they started a band called Walk the Moon.’ That’s how it went, right? Fresh off their tour supporting The Rubens, Walk The Moon bring their self-titled and very Triple J friendly record, divulging in that classic, some would say oversaturated, genre of indie pop. It’s a catchy collection of groove tunes, one for the acclaimed hipsters of the scene, with their super skinny jeans and beanies dangling off their prematurely balding scalps. With lyrics that just stick in your brainbox, whether you like it or not. A few lyrical questions are raised throughout. Who could look past the classic tune, I Can Lift A Car, it goes, ‘I can lift a car up all by myself ’. And now repeat. Over and over. Well, good sir, you most definitely cannot and that makes you a liar and I don’t particularly care for liars terribly much. In other news, foaming at the bit at the extraordinary cover art; just take a moment to drink it in. I just want to live in that tree house, right up amid those psychedelic clouds. Sharni Honor
Aw, yeah. This is a song for that brief period between when four tequila shots in a row is a great idea and a terrible idea – at 3:13, you should have enough time to boogie like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction before you start to regret your recent life choices. Temples are another band demanding attention in the new wave of forever expanding psychedelic dance category and while Shelter Song is a strong contender, they’ll need reinforcements before the masses begin to worship at this temple. Unless, of course, there’s tequila on offer.
Dan Black Feat. Kelis Hearts (Liberator/Ultra Music)
Kelis is back in the game and doing some great things, especially on new track Jerk Ribs. Sadly, this collaboration doesn’t compare to anything the Kelis we know and love would want to put her name to. Dan Black sounds like an even more manufactured cross between Chris Brown and Justin Bieber (not a compliment) and repeating ‘Because the heart, it never sleeps’ doesn’t make a chorus. Hopefully Kelis charged through the nose to be associated with this so she can fund some seriously exciting upcoming projects. Without Dan Black.
Tigertown & Starry Field The Wheatsheaf (Photos By Kristy DeLaine) (Review By Sharni Honor)
AAA A fine selection of Adelaide specimens were sprawled out on mismatched chairs, sipping red wines deep into the Friday twilight. Ah, you can always count on the Wheaty for a soul warming evening, with relaxed vibes as two enticing bands took to the stage for a sold out audience. A galaxy of fairy lights hung above their scruffy heads as an assortment of Persian rugs danced beneath their folky feet, with Tropical Queensland outfit, Starry Field sandwiched in between. This little four-piece meandered through their set with smooth riffs, timid vocals and intriguing songwriting. Some endearing contrasts in their set list kept it captivating, a balance between light hearted jams and real passionate numbers, with their souls all exposed up there, dripping off the stage and swirling around the crowd. Smells of wood oven pizza drifted through the misty evening as the tigers and tigresses of the town donned the stage. Some great Michael Jackson inspired jackets graced the stage, setting
Reviews // Quick Ones
Goo Goo Dolls
(The Planet Company)
If I was a girl who took photos with a Polaroid camera in lieu of Instagram, wrote poetry about my “feelings” and had a crush on Jake Gyllenhaal before he started dating Taylor Swift, then I guess I would be more excited about this. Unfortunately, to me Jenny Lewis will forever be the pre-teen in unfortunate overalls who accompanied Kevin Arnold from The Wonder Years to a Super Mario Bros. 3 tournament in the feature length commercial The Wizard. Most folks would recognise her from her time fronting Rilo Kiley, a band that was criminally underappreciated during their run. The band put out decent tunes and genuinely had talent, but their abysmally shitty final record, Under The Blacklight, was a last ditch attempt at making money by shunning what they were good at in favour of mainstream appeal. Rkives is a B-side collection, but for all intents and purposes, it might as well be the final Rilo Kiley record, as it does their legacy the justice it deserves. Ryan Lynch
Best known for their hit song Iris – Goo Goo Dolls are back to celebrate love and life on their 10th studio album titled Magnetic. This trio from Buffalo, New York were the pop kings of the late ‘90s/early 2000s and they have shown they still have it by creating an 11 track record that throws the listener into an explosion of radiofriendly bubblegum pop from the opening motivational track Rebel Beat. Instead of writing solo, founder Johnny Rzeznik paired up with some successful writers/producers, including Gregg Wattenberg and John Shanks (who worked on Bon Jovi’s 2005 studio album Have A Nice Day). With catchy and punchier songs like Caught In The Storm, Slow It Down and When The World Breaks Your Heart, you may feel like you’ve stepped back into 1998, when Google was founded and Katie Holmes starred in Dawson’s Creek. Magnetic clearly produces similar work of the same band who brought us Black Balloon, Come To Me, Broadway and the always hard to forget Iris over the past 25 years. Overall, Magnetic won’t disappoint the band’s loyal followers and has the potential to gravitate pop-rock enthusiasts to give it a listen. Jess Bayly
When I first heard Glass Towers on the radio I immediately assumed they were an international band. Scottish, British, some form of angsty European country who grew up on a steady diet of Oasis, but have an affinity for the dance floor. Not that I’m discouraging Australian music – Jagwar Ma have recently proven that us Aussies can teach the Motherland how to infuse Madchester angst with modern dance music. Like Jagwar Ma, Glass Towers are another Sydney band drinking the secret elixir of indie synth rock, with international success inherent in its magical powers. Halycon Days is healthy and polished, jammed full of cute pop rhythms that will unite both dance and rock fans for a sing-a-long at each chorus. While Franz Ferdinand endeavoured to make rock music girls can dance to, Glass Towers may very well have perfected the art. New single Halcyon is a bit heavier than previous radio jaunts Jumanji and Tonight. And if you were afraid of investing your time in a flavor of the month band, listen to the coda on You’re Better, which denotes a tight and accomplished band with a polished, appealing sound. Lachlan Aird
the tone for the indie folk pop set that was about to roll our way. A really well rounded and fully encapsulated sound omitted from the five-piece, dabbling with some spacey atmospherics in their up and coming EP, adding a bit of extra flavour to their nu-folk sound. The best moments existed when the sound was stripped right back; four part harmonies, a guitar and a violin, now that is something special. These incredibly intimate moments made the gig an absolute cracker, leaving the crowd craving more of these throughout the evening. Tigertown are keeping it close with the band consisting of brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, second cousins – twice removed. Okay that last one was an exaggeration, but you get the idea. This bubbling chemistry oozed around the room, smiles were contagious, evolving like the first winter flu on the tram, except this contagion was much more appeasing to the ears resulting in far happier ramifications. These jungle cats thought highly of our humble Adelaide crowd - “You’re our favourite crowd yet, you guys are so well behaved! It’s nice to be in a room full of people who actually listen to music. You could teach Sydney a few things.” BAM. I felt like I was back in kindergarten, waiting for my gold star. Everyone’s twinkling eyes sparkled in their direction; a respectful crowd in all the right places. What a glorious affair.
Neon Neon Praxis Makes Perfect (LEX)
AAA Praxis Makes Perfect, the band’s second album, is pretty much what you would expect. Hip hop producer Boom Bip provides slick beats for Rhys’ lackadaisical vocal delivery to skirt across but it’s nothing to call home about. What elevates this album from the depths of a middleaged E-tard’s imagination is the fact that it is a musical biography of Italian multimillionaire/revolutionary Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Since anyone claiming they know who that is is full of shit, Praxis Makes Perfect is a delightful primer about a dude who shunned a fortune, started publishing books like Dr. Zhivago and blew himself up with dynamite. I suppose there are weirder things to write an album about than a communist radical, like the life of automaker John DeLorean. Oh wait...Neon Neon already did that on their first album. Ryan Lynch
Long Holiday Greetings From... (Independent)
AA In my own humble opinion, female driven grunge music hit its peak during L7’s performance at the 1992 Reading Festival. The infamous all female band experienced technical difficulties and had to stall their set, much to the chagrin of the crowd. The audience quickly became unruly and started to heave mud onto the stage, which prompted lead vocalist Donita Sparks to take action, removing her tampon on-stage and flinging the bloody feminine hygiene product into the crowd yelling, “Eat my used tampon, fuckers!”. This unsanitary act of rebellion renders Melbourne’s Long Holiday pretty much null and void. Long Holiday consists of two girls, a guy and a love for early ‘90s grunge music. What the band lacks in originality, they make up for in the layers of distortion they add to their dissonant guitar riffs. Ryan Lynch RipITUPMAGAZINE//ripitup.com.au
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Local electronic outfit Brokers sat down with Rip It Up to discuss their debut EP Miosis, Chris Farley and the band’s fascination with the synesthesia. We were joined at the table by four of the five members including brothers Michael and Ben Zubreckyj, David Smith and Felix Voo.
he name of this talented collective was inspired by some revealing, late night documentaries on Wall Street brokers. Not surprisingly, their new release was made possible by some of their own wheeling and dealing. “We became obsessed with the life they lead. Cocaine at night, serious collared roles during the day,” Michael reveals, with Ben adding, “There’s something kind of damning about them. You almost have to be a psychopath to do it.”
Super Badass Weekend at the Crown & Anchor Miosis is a far cry from the psychopathic nature of Wall Street’s finest, instead delivering a stand-out blend of jazz, R&B, hip hop, ambient and pop. “In a sense we’re fighting to create the perfect tension of all of those things,” Michael says. “Because of this, we pretty much have our own stamp on each of the songs.” Ben and Michael’s sister, Laura, is the vocalist for the band. “Laura is the boss. She will do whatever she wants, whenever she wants and usually that is pretty damn good. She’s like an early 20th Century diva in that sense. If the lighting isn’t right she won’t get on stage.” Michael pipes in, “She is by far the best musician in the band.” Voo discusses the 18-month process behind this record. “Wherever we were writing at the time we’d just lay it down. The beauty of a home recording is that the tracks can be reworked near eight times. It was a three layer process
which finished with Pilot Records putting the record through their mixer; which made it even crisper.” Ben is a masterful lyricist and he begins to discuss the leading track Farley, which reflects the tragic life story of American comedian Chris Farley. “The story of the man is so sad, so I took a pretty concrete issue and tried to write lyrics around that,” Ben says. Michael continues, “Honestly, I think one night after watching a Saturday Night Live feature on him, me and Ben just got so stoned and emotional about the whole experience and this evolved into a pop song.” WHO: Brokers, TSKT & Menagerie WHAT: Miosis EP Launch WHERE: The Ed Castle WHEN: Sat Jul 6
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he past 12 months has seen Ride Into The Sun soar. The band kicked off 2013 with an unexpected invitation to come and play Austin Psych Fest in the USA. “To be honest we had completely different plans,” Vanderwerf admits. “We planned to finish the recording and tour here in Australia, but instead we had to change everything and do the USA first.” What evolved was a 2400-mile mini-tour across America where the band played shows in
Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville. “We didn’t break anything, we didn’t lose anything, we got paid every gig and we had fun - so I think it went pretty well,” Vanderwerf says. “We even played a gig where the venue was a backyard basement. But most of all, playing at Psych Fest was a highlight. If we could pick a festival with the perfect line-up for our band, this was it.” For this new record, a chance Facebook chat with Bret Orrison and Alex Maas of The Black Angels evolved to an offering: “We’ve got one week off in between Harvest Festivals do you want to spend the week in the studio?” The answer of course, was yes. So earlier this year the band travelled to Toyland Studios in Melbourne to record. “The Black Angels play music we love,” Vanderwerf says. “So to receive input from the musicians we admire, and to record with Bret and Alex who are in the scene and know the sounds, was an amazing experience.” Having released two singles already,
Mondays At The Exeter Dennis Crude has asked a bunch of his pals to help make Monday nights at the Exeter the place to kick out the jams and the winter doldrums this July. There will be killer garage rock and psych bands, acid country, late night folk, space punk, a tripped out 18-person choir and some weirdo electro/beats/hip-hop. There’s no feature night, instead there’s the promise that “all of them are gonna be wild.” Up next on Mon Jul 8 is Emu, Choral Grief, Such Babes, Wolfpanther & Lara Torr.
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Ride Into The Sun nestle themselves in a genre with the likes of The Warlocks, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Black Angels. Rip It Up spoke with bassist, Adam Vanderwerf about the band’s new selftitled six track, which focuses around the quintessential signposts of psychedelic and shoegaze music.
There is a shitload of awesome bands playing over two nights at the Cranka for one Super Badass Weekend. Kicking it off on Fri Jul 5 is Rip It Up Hot Six Act Kids With Teeth along with Bad// Dreems and Relying on Luck. Backing it up on Sat 6 Jul, Horror My Friend are headlining a bangin’ line-up including Kids With Teeth, Lemurian and Animal Shadows. One word for you – badass.
the band has been sitting on the mini-LP for three months. With the assistance of their label Pilot Records, the release will be available in vinyl, digital and CD formats. “Having Ben and Davey from Pilot onboard has pushed the band to be more professional and directed in what we do,” Vanderwerf says, “But more than anything, it’s so cool working with people that get the music we play.” Coming up next for Ride Into The Sun is their appearance at the Brisbane music event, Bigsound, joining the likes of Xavier Rudd, Megan Washington and The Jungle Giants on Wed Sep 11 until Fri Sep 13.
WHO: Ride Into The Sun & The Morning After Girls WHAT: Ride Into The Sun 12” mini LP Launch WHEN: Sat Jul 6 WHERE: Jive. Tickets via Moshtix.
Fourwords + Rachel Cearns & The Valkyries Rachel has had a killer few weeks with supports slots for Kingswood and Abbe May and now she’s fronting up for a Fourwords party like no other. With an eternal recipe of, local music + art + culture, Rhino Room will transform as Rachel delivers her raw, sexy and slammin' blues tunes in a debut headlining spot. With Fourwords DJs spinning indie, hip hop, trap and trash all night, doors are at 9pm and it’s only five bucks!
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