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One of the best parts about music is when a band who does great things takes a risk and the result is better than you could have hoped. From their early EPs of minimalist ballads and ballsy garage rock, Big Scary decided to take heed of their hip hop influences and fuse it into their second album, Not Art. The result is an accomplished album that has moved the band into new sonic territory, ultimately having to expand their live show to four members to accommodate the new material. You can catch the new, supersized Big Scary on Sat Sep 14 at the UniBar. This week also caught up with some other prominent Australian bands that are touring new material, particularly Violent Soho with Hungry Ghost (p11) and garage rock legends The Drones, who return to Adelaide off the back of I See Seaweed’s release earlier this year. Now we come to think of it, with our interviews with touring bands The Preatures, Jack Carty, local lass Loren Kate and DIY gallery goalkickers Salad Days Inc, the only non-Australian band we caught up with this week is with the British rag tag dance newcomers Rudimental (p13), who are descending on Adelaide for their soldout show after dropping their solid debut album, Home. Australian music in 2013 is looking pretty damn solid to us. Pats on backs all round.
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Former triple j Unearthed High winners Snakadaktal graduated to the big time with debut album Sleep In The Water. Catch the Melbourne dream popsters at the Gov on Fri Sep 13 with Archers and Oisima.
Byron Bay metalcore outfit Parkway Drive play their first of three shows at the Gov on Tue Sep 17, as the five-piece celebrate a decade of decadence.
Speeding along this week... For The Fallen Dreams With a new album ready to drop, Michigan metalcore band For The Fallen Dreams, who released Wasted Youth last year, will kick out the jams at Fowler’s Live on Fri Sep 13. Bill Parton Trio You would have no doubt heard local outfit the Bill Parton Trio cover songs across the city. They’ve ditched the covers for originals for their show at Jive on Fri Sep 13, where the BPT will launch their debut EP of originals.
With a focus on Malaysia, the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival delivers an enticing program of dance, music, theatre, film and even food from Fri Sep 13 to Sun Sep 29.
Sydney rockabilly blues and roots singer Lanie Lane will play the Promethean in stripped back mode on Fri Sep 13 before she heads into the studio to record her second album.
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Umlaut-happy indie-dance trio RÜFÜS are on tour, due to hit Fowler’s Live on Fri Oct 12. Their stellar debut album Atlas was crafted at two locations: a studio built in a NSW farmhouse and an underground water tank. Will the sound survive on stage? Grab a ticket from Moshtix to check it out.
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SEPT 21 They broke into the punk scene in 1976 and despite an impressive number of member changes, leadman Charlie Harper and friends are still making music. Now at album #24 with XXIV, the UK SUBS have almost achieved their goal of releasing all their records in alphabetical order. Only two more remain before the group have to reinvent their album strategy, but it looks like the Subs may be winding down. They’ve declared that this October will see their last tour of Australia and New Zealand. Get tickets to their final Adelaide appearance (Enigma Fri Sep 27) through Moshtix.
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Neck Minnit Freshly signed to Hopeless Records, UK’s pop-punk five-piece NECK DEEP are hitting the road. Having toured with Yellowcard, Rise Against and Anberlin, the band are finally coming to Australia on a headline tour. Due in Adelaide on Sat Nov 30, the band bring offerings from their new EP A History Of Bad Decisions. Get tickets to the show at Fowler’s Live through Oztix.
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Be Very Afraid With their sophomore album, Not Art, being saturated with praise for its honesty, depth and tenderness, it asserts Big Scary as one of the most innovative and accomplished duos in Australian music. Rip It Up took some time with drummer/sometimes-vocalist Jo Symes to chat about the artfulness of Not Art.
ymes takes the interview while on work experience at a Melbourne “sweet-arse music accounting office”. This seems like a strange venture for a hard-working musician who has a headlining national tour, The Falls Festival and potential international tours on the horizon. “It’s just to get me out of hospitality and think to the long term,” Symes laughs. Don’t fret though; she isn’t looking to escape music just yet. “Everything revolves around the music – that’s the priority. Time-wise it’s music but money-wise you still have to do a few things on the side. I’m also thinking about when I’m 40 years old and what I’d do then, seeing as my only skills apart from music are rolling burritos and steaming milk.” Knowing that Symes likes to be prepared for the future, you would think that she might have predicted the move into hip hop that Big Scary has taken with Not Art from its garage rock origins. However, she sees it as a more gradual evolution. “I think every time we release something there’s a significant change,” Symes muses. “It’s just because it gets bundled on one output at one time that the change seems bigger to the listener than it does to us. Although, I guess the hip hop thing was deliberate with the production approach to be more layered and more sampled.”
The “hip hop thing” Symes refers to is the inherent hip hop influence that permeates Not Art, yet it was still an inspiration for Big Scary’s lauded 2011 debut LP, Vacation. Symes admits that the style change is more of a reflection of what she and Big Scary counterpart, Tom Iansek, were “into, with a bit more focus and maturity”. However, they were keen to explore their love of hip hop a bit more thoroughly. “This time the main difference is that we did it ourselves over a stretch of time, rather than having another engineer and producer and having an intense two-week recording process. It happened this way because Tom had a lightning bolt moment where he realised how heavily influenced he had been by these hip hop albums and that it was exactly the approach that he wanted to take. That would be why hip hop comes through much more strongly on Not Art, and much more deliberately.” While Symes cites DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing, Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezy and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne as influences, she feels as a drummer she relates more to the “hip hop-meetsrock” style of TV On The Radio. For all the badassery that helped inspire the album, Not Art is incredibly polite. The album begins with a greeting (Hello, My Name Is) and ends with
a farewell (Final Thoughts, With Tom And Jo). Since the tracks don’t reflect their titles, Symes reveals that this is an attempt to try and make the album appear like it should be listened to from start to finish. “The thing that was moving us about albums that we love was that they set a mood. That was what we were into. While it does come off as eclectic, which we can’t avoid, we did want it to be looked at as a work as a whole. The first song is like, ‘I’m not this, I’m not this, I’m not this’, and the final song is like, ‘I am this’, so that was another reason why we chose that tracklist.” Something else intriguing is that Symes steps up as a vocalist on Not Art, where she previously would only act as a backing vocalist to Iansek’s wavering croons and howls. “The songs where I’m a bit more at the forefront, Tom had the song with no melody and no lyrics. We did also have the beds done, so I had a bit more of an opportunity to play the almost finished tracks in my car and sing along and see what worked before there was any preconceived melody. It’s also very rare to get me writing – I’m very lazy – but it happened nicely twice on the album.” Another change that Big Scary has undergone is their genetic make-up for live performances, turning their duo into a trio with the addition of a bassist/backing vocalist. “We were worried,” Symes admits. “We talked about it for a year beforehand as we were so happy in our little touring party of Tom and I, our sound guy and our manager. We’re little besties on the road. We didn’t want to introduce anyone and upset the balance. We put the feelers out when we knew to do justice to the new stuff we had to get someone else on stage, especially since we don’t want to play to backing tracks. We’ve even got a fourth person for the upcoming tour. There’s no stopping us
Best Fronds Not Art (somewhat ironically) also succeeds in having one of the most striking album artworks of this year – a hyper-real photograph of a palm frond. Jo Symes explains how the image was selected. “Just down the road from our studio my brother had his first ever photography exhibition. It was one of the works on the wall by another dude. I guess it’s the way it’s framed; perfectly square and about the size of a vinyl. It’s great because this leaf – it’s hyper-realistic but it’s floating in space. It’s good because it’s ‘not art’. Who’s the artist? Is it the photographer? Is it nature? It just fit in with the themes and ideas we were going for with the title.”
now — we’ve opened the flood gates!” Expanding the Big Scary party also means that for old fans who may have seen Big Scary multiple times over the last few years (guilty), they can be treated to new versions of old favourites. “For some songs that I couldn’t even abide anymore, by chucking in a bass part at the right moment, it really lifts the song and the energy’s back for me on stage and I’m enjoying it again. There are some songs that Tom and I still play by ourselves, like Falling Away and Purple. I think it’s important to keep that facet still.” WHO: Big Scary WHAT: Not Art (Inertia) WHERE & WHEN: Uni Bar, Sat Sep 14 & Falls Festival: Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay, Sun Dec 19 – Fri Jan 3
Ghost Story Violent Soho have had a massive 12 months. In between signing with a new label, I Oh You, and releasing both Neighbour Neighbour and Tinderbox, the boys from Brisbane have managed to record their third album, Hungry Ghost.
n top of touring with Cloud Nothings, The Bronx, and performing their own shows across the US, they have returned to embark on their first Australian tour in years, and it’s safe to say the band are pretty pumped about it. “That’s all we’ve been thinking about since we were overseas,” guitarist-vocalist James Tidswell says. “We’re Australian, and we’re so influenced by Australian music and Australian bands so we just wanted to make sure we were lucky enough to tour at home. We’re pumped; everything is exactly as we wanted it to be.” Spending so much time away from home has made Violent Soho more appreciative of life back in Brisbane. Ditching offers to record the album in Sydney, Melbourne and overseas, the band chose local studio, The Shed, to record the album over five weeks. The Shed is just a suburb over from where they grew up, and the comfort and familiarity helped forge the sound they wanted with no distractions. “The pre-amps and studio equipment in The Shed are hand built by the guy that owns it, and everyone involved in it is from Brisbane. Even all the supplies to make the ceilings were bought from Bunnings up the road, so that’s pretty cool.” Bryce Moorhead, who was chosen to produce the album, took a back-seat approach, allowing the band to experiment with new ideas with little outside input. “He’s like Brisbane’s Steve Albini. He doesn’t really butt in or get in the way, which is exactly why we chose him in the first place. It also means it took a bit longer, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way. He has no pre-conceived ideas of what an
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album should sound like, which a lot of people do.” Hungry Ghost is much more layered and complicated than anything we’ve heard from Violent Soho, which is testament to Moorhead giving the boys creative freedom. Proud of the change in direction, Rip It Up asked Tidswell if he thought fans would be surprised by the new album. “I think they might be a little bit surprised. It’s a bit different, but we were trying to make it different for ourselves. I think what we recorded was exactly what we wanted to hear back, without taking into account song structures, or how long it should be and all that. We just made exactly what we wanted.” The sound of the record is more slick, and a bit less grungy than what we’re used too, as the band have found joy in exploring a new style. There is more attention to hooks and choruses and it’s going to be a pleasure to watch live, even if it might take them a little bit of practice. “We don’t know it back to front, so we can get better at playing it. We really pushed ourselves in certain areas in learning how to play some of the songs off the new record, so when you see us play it first, we might suck at it but we’re gonna get a bit better at it
after some more practice.” In The Aisle is the first single taken from the upcoming album, and it’s received just as much attention for the film clip as it has for the sound. Featuring fellow musician, Dario Western, riding around naked on a push bike in the streets of Brisbane, the band went for a ‘less is more’ approach. “We weren’t really expecting it to get too much attention, it was just something we didn’t have to do any work for. Dario said it’s one of the best things he’s ever done and I was thinking my life sucks and I’m in the band, so it made me take a good look at my attitude.” On the back of the release of Hungry Ghost, and with their upcoming Australian tour set to sell out in cities all over the country, Violent Soho are a band impossible to ignore who deserve to be named as one of the bands at the forefront of Australian rock. WHO: Violent Soho WHAT: Hungry Ghost (I Oh You) WHERE: Uni Bar WHEN: Sat Nov 2
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A Country Practice Gareth Liddiard has kept us waiting. It’s the end of a long day of promo for him and evidently he’s forgotten to make the final phone call to Rip It Up. When we finally get through to him he sounds predictably fatigued. He also cuts the quintessential image you might expect of him; that of the ascetic bush poet finding peace and inspiration in the Australian countryside. “I’m at my home in central Victoria,” he begins. “I’m in my bus. It’s a fucked up old bus that I turned into a workspace with a bedroom and an office.” Like any bush poet, he has a certain way with words.
t’s been five years since Liddiard relocated to the country, and in that time there have been two Drones albums, a solo album, an All Tomorrow’s Parties festival curation and lots of touring. If
Liddiard wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, it didn’t work. “It hardens you up, the country,” Liddiard muses. “I’m not scared of the dark and I’m not as squeamish as I once was. But otherwise it’s the same [as living in the city] really. I’m still a city boy. You can put the city boy in the country but you can’t take the city out of the city boy. The one thing the country has over the city is that you can basically take a piss anywhere.” Whatever change the country life may have had on Liddiard has certainly taken a long time to manifest itself in The Drones: nearly five years elapsed between Havilah in 2008 and I See Seaweed earlier this year. Both Liddiard and drummer Mike Noga released solo albums in the interim, taking the opportunity to explore different musical avenues away from The Drones. For Liddiard, this meant doing “the starkest thing possible” – an album of lyrical paeans sung over an acoustic guitar. But when the time came to pen another Drones album,
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he decided to go back to what works best. “We’d done Havilah, which was reasonably subdued for us. Then I’d done the Strange Tourist album, which was totally stark and acoustic, the opposite of what The Drones usually are. So I was sort of hanging out to get an electric guitar and just blast the shit out of it.” The resulting album was I See Seaweed, released earlier this year to much critical acclaim, as has become axiomatic of any work by The Drones. Rarely does a band cut through so many demographics that it garners feature album status on youth broadcaster triple j at one end of the spectrum, and five-star reviews in broadsheet newspapers at the other. Pondering on his band’s success, Liddiard wonders what makes people take notice. “[Sometimes] I’m surprised they take an interest, and then some days I’m surprised at how many people don’t. It’s pretty fucking weird. I’m in this luxurious position where say for the next album, people are already interested to hear it. I mean, you couldn’t ask for more than that.” Continuing on the topic of triple j: “If we looked like Snakadaktal we probably would get played more, but we look 18 years older than them. I think someone like Richard [Kingsmill, triple j Music Director] knows we’ve got a reputation and he’s got a respect for us. So there’s that, and that’s what makes us get a feature album. But then if we were
“If we looked like Snakadaktal we probably would vget played more...” young and hip, that might work in the same way as that [long-established] respect.” As for where he goes from here, Liddiard makes no apology for wanting to spread his music as far and as widely as possible. “I always want more people to hear what we do because you’d be lying if you said you put an album out so no one heard it. Even if we don’t see a cent, I’d be happy to sell a million albums. The thing is,” he pauses, “how do you do that? We couldn’t go pop, so I think we’ll just keep making weirder, more interesting, fucked up music and eventually more people will get turned onto it.” Let’s just hope he doesn’t keep us waiting another five years to hear this weird, interesting, fucked up music. WHO: The Drones WHAT: I See Seaweed (MGM) WHERE: Fowler’s Live WHEN: Fri Sep 20
The Hackney, London collective Rudimental are bringing the soul and feel-good vibes back to dance music and massively.
Their debut, Home, sheltering the hits Feel The Love, Not Giving In and Waiting All Night, will go down as one of 2013's defining albums. Now, following Future Music Festival, the multicultural quartet – Amir Amor (AKA Amir Izadkhah), Leon Rolle, Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden – are headlining their own sell-out tour. Izadkhah summarises Rudimental's live show as "a carnival experience", with nine people on stage, including a horn section and Home vocalists Sinead Harnett and Becky Hill. He plays guitar and bass. "We're like Sly And The Family Stone, but in the present age: Sly And The Family Stone, but with jungle music," Izadkhah laughs in his deep baritone. These days Izadkhah lives out of tour buses, but he sounds cheerful enough. "Now we're sort of expanding a little bit, so we're getting two buses, but at first there was 14 of us on one bus!" Rudimental, initially unleashing Deep In The Valley in 2011, are typically described as D&B yet Home harks back to those classic British albums by Soul II Soul and Massive Attack that contemporised soul. Most surprising is the record's prestigious line-up of guest vocalists. A then relatively unknown Rudimental managed to secure Emeli Sandé and US femcee Angel Haze. Izadkhah attributes this not to A&R manoeuvres but to years of networking. Indeed, prior to launching Rudimental, the rising producer was running Major Toms studio – a "hub" that they're now developing into a label. Izadkhah grew up with Plan B, the two writing songs together: "He
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actually taught me my first few chords on the guitar." Sandé sings on two of Home's songs, having caught Rudimental early on supporting Maverick Sabre at Brixton Academy. "She just told us how much she likes our records and told us she's a fan and stuff – and we hooked up. She actually lives around the corner from the studio." Haze contacted Rudimental, seeking to work with them on her upcoming Dirty Gold. Izadkhah himself produced Hell Could Freeze with her. "She's a wicked writer," he commends. However, Home's break-out star has gotta be the Northern soulster John Newman, whom Rudimental encountered performing at an open-mic night in a pub. The posse had already demoed Feel... with Dryden's "dodgy vocals" but realised Newman would make it. Feel... gathered dust while Rudimental issued Spoons (it apparently "confused" industry types). But, more worryingly, just before Feel... shot to No.
1 in the UK, Newman had surgery for a benign brain tumour. "With John, it's like half the time you don't know if he's being serious or not but, yeah, he was pretty serious about that one," Izadkhah rues. Newman will drop his album next month, but Rudimental aren't involved – the singer was determined to self-produce. "It sounds wicked. He's got a really good album. I wouldn't be surprised if it does very well." Rudimental could potentially become producers-for-hire, but they're taking things slowly. They've turned down "insane" remix offers, Izadkhah admits, for "really serious money – more money than we've got nearly for our album advance" – because they want to establish themselves. Izadkhah worries that Rudimental "is still a confusing concept for a lot of people – a band without a singer." What's more, they genrehop – sometimes even within the same song. Nevertheless, Rudimental have lately cut material with gangsta rapper The Game and
WHO: Rudimental WHAT: Home (Warner) WHERE: HQ WHEN: Thu Sep 19
Nina Las Vegas
This much-hyped second offering from triple j’s resident party DJ, Nina Las Vegas, delivers a walloping 41 tracks of some of the creamiest party tracks in Las Vegas’ impressive arsenal. Given the capitalisation that triple j could harness from NLV’s booming popularity – they could easily do a Glee and turn each week’s instalment into a mixtape if they so desired – yet thankfully are instead trying to protect the House Party brand. The first disc starts off hard and fast with Gesaffelstein’s Pursuit and smooths out by the end with Chvurches, Tame Impala and Disclosure to round it out. The second disc is more of the same, yet with less grunting EDM and silkier electro. Throwbacks to darker times, with Riot In Belgium’s La Musique and Benny Benassi’s cringing Satisfaction, jar the fluidity of the NLV’s mastery – yet remind us that House Party exists to help weekend pre-drinks flow, so we’ll take the kitsch with the kool. Lachlan Aird
It’s not often you can hear an album and immediately envisage yourself in another city or country, especially within dance music, a genre that lends itself to repetition and familiarity. Yet UK producer Gold Panda’s knack of transporting the listener to a foreign place is a valuable and unique trait. In that sense, Half Of Where You Live plays out less as a whole composition and more as the album of your own individual dreams. Gold Panda describes Half Of Where You Live as a “city album” based on time spent in Sao Paolo and London. It’s easy to lull yourself into these thoughts when the album features titles like Brazil, Enoshima, and My Father In Hong Kong 1961. More importantly though is how these tracks not only reference the sounds of these places, but maintain the producer’s uniquely refreshing beat-driven sound. It will urge you to watch old documentaries and inspire you to see the world. Sam Reynolds
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their labelmate Ed Sheeran in Los Angeles. "We ended up doing a couple of what might be the singles and three other tracks, which are sounding amazing, on Game's record," reveals Izadkhah, adding that the MC has asked Rudimental to serve as executive producers. Not that The Game's album will be a de facto Rudimental project. "Even though we're giving him a bit of a Rudimental flavour, it's still hip hop." Regardless, it isn't an obvious collab. "It's fun to do out-of-the-box stuff," Izadkhah enthuses. Especially with the folkie Sheeran, a sometime One Direction songwriter, on board... "It's definitely weird, but it sounds amazing!"
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Miguel Campbell Outcross boss and Hot Creations artist, Miguel Campbell, is one of the UK’s most revered house music players. Campbell, who dropped the LP Back In Flight School on Hot Creations last year, will play Mr Kim’s on Fri Oct 4 (Labour Day Weekend). Supports: Tom N Tys, Juddo, Ezee G and Leeroy Brown.
Trus’Me Prime Numbers founder Trus’me returns to Sugar after a set at the club earlier this year. The UK DJ and producer behind the recent acclaimed real house album Treat Me Right is a Sugar favourite with his eclectic taste and passion for digging. Catch the Manchester DJ at Sugar on Fri Sep 20. Supports: Betty, Zej Burton and Skippy. RipITUPMAGAZINE//ripitup.com.au
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Tour Guide/ THU SEP 12
JIMMY BARNES @ Gawler Princes Park
FRI SEP 13
SNAKADAKTAL, ARCHERS & OISIMA @ Governor Hindmarsh FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS @ Fowler’s Live MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS @ Uni Bar LANIE LANE @ The Promethean
SAT SEP 14
JIMMY BARNES @ Port Elliot Showground BIG SCARY @ Uni Bar JACK CARTY @ Jive Bar PIGEON @ Rhino Room RECOIL VOR @ The Cavern
SUN SEP 15
LOREN KATE @ The Cheese Factory Gallery, Meadows
MON SEP 16
TONIGHT ALIVE & HANDS LIKE HOUSES @ Governor Hindmarsh
TUE SEP 17
PARKWAY DRIVE (all ages) @ Governor Hindmarsh
WED SEP 18
PARKWAY DRIVE @ Governor Hindmarsh KVELERTAK @ Fowler’s Live
THU SEP 19
PARKWAY DRIVE @ Governor Hindmarsh THE PREATURES @ Jive Bar RUDIMENTAL @ HQ SNAKEHIPS @ Sugar
FRI SEP 20
THE PAPER KITES @ Jive Bar THE DRONES @ Fowler’s Live
HOTEL RACE FATALISTS @ Hotel Metropolitan UK SUBS @ Enigma Bar THE WOO HOO REVUE @ Nexus Arts Centre
SAT SEP 28
AIMEE FRANCIS @ Jetty Bar Glenelg
SUN SEP 29
AIMEE FRANCIS @ Grace Emily Hotel
MON SEP 30
WED OCT 2
THU OCT 3
JINJA SAFARI @ Uni Bar DISCLOSURE @ HQ ADALITA @ Grace Emily Hotel
FRI OCT 4
HERE AND NOW FESTIVAL: 50 LIONS, SEARCH AND DESTROY, CRISIS ALERT & LEVEL @ Enigma Bar LURCH AND CHIEF @ Rocket Bar DAVEY LANE @ Jive Bar AVERSIONS CROWN & FEED HER TO THE SHARKS @ Blackmarket THE ROYAL JELLIES @ Ed Castle OCEANO @ Black Market
SAT OCT 5
SOILWORK @ Governor Hindmarsh TWELVE FOOT NINJA @ Fowler’s Live THE SPOILS @ Wheatsheaf Hotel
SUN OCT 6
REGURGITATOR @ Governor Hindmarsh NAYSAYER & GILSUN @ Rhino Room
THU OCT 10
OLAFUR ARNALDS @ The Promethean SURES @ Ed Castle MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA @ Governor Hindmarsh THE BARONS OF TANG & GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT @ Jive Bar
SUN SEP 22
FRI OCT 11
AMANDA PALMER & THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA @ Thebarton Theatre LOREN KATE @ Wheatsheaf Hotel R.A. THE RUGGED MAN @ Governor Hindmarsh THE CANNANES, SUMMER FLAKE & THE MONIES @ Hotel Metropolitan
MON SEP 23
ONE DIRECTION & 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
TUE SEP 24
FOALS & ALPINE @ HQ ONE DIRECTION & 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre SURES @ Ed Castle LAMB OF GOD & MESHUGGAH @ Thebarton Theatre
WED SEP 25
ONE DIRECTION & 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre XAVIER RUDD, DONAVON FRANKENREITER, NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE @ Thebarton Theatre
THU SEP 26
RIHANNA @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
FRI SEP 27
ILLY @ Governor Hindmarsh
There’s no denying the weight behind The Preatures’ new EP Is This How You Feel?, with its title track tearing up radio with such force that this Sydney five-piece are being launched onto the global stage. Vocalist and keyboardist Isabella Manfredi confesses to Rip It Up that they’re trying to slow things down.
While congratulations are certainly in order for Is This How You Feel?, Manfredi is conscious to the dangers of gaining too much too quickly. "It's scary," Manfredi explains. "We've spoken to our manager about how we can stop this from being too big, because we don't want it to do this. We want it to be natural and progressive. You can't just put the breaks on. It's hard for us because we're getting a lot of opportunities and a lot of interest and we now have to make choices based on what kind of band we want to be and where we want to be." Manfredi's reservations are understandable considering she didn’t expect the impact of Is This How You Feel? to be quite so exponentional,
although it was the first song they wrote that she had a good feeling from. “I think with songs where there’s an energy and electricity that it’s something good. You can feel it when you’re writing it. I suppose for us that goes away quite quickly after we record it. I tend to dismiss things quite soon after they get recorded, although with that song I still enjoyed listening to it. I think it’s got a lot to do with the fact that it doesn’t really feel like something that I’ve done. It’s me singing in a completely different way. It feels like a character.” Manfredi finds it hilarious that so many different blogs, interviewers and fans have tripped over the title (not Rip It Up, though), with variations including This Is How You Feel to Is That How You Feel?. Hopefully the official remix by LA dance duo Classixx will help drill that home. Manfredi had mixed emotions at first about having such a funky flavour being added to the song, as they originally expected a fast dance remix. “When you release a song you put it out for people to re-interpret however they want, but the idea of a remix takes that to a whole other level. They’ve changed the foundation of the
song and put a whole new bass track in. For us, the bass in the original is the whole groove of the song.” Manfredi isn't coy about her initial reservations toward the remix. “When I first listened to it, I didn’t get it. I thought it was really boring and I felt like they haven’t taken a lot of time with the song. But then the more I listened to it the more I got hooked into it. Now I love it. I think it’s amazing. Actually most of the songs that I really love I have initial reactions of boredom or dislike and then I really grow to like them.” With Is This How You Feel? so successful, where to next? "We're demoing for the album at the moment. We're starting to put out the feelers to producers and labels here and overseas... In a perfect world I'd like to see us go into the studio in February with a release date in April."
has been a collaboration.” There have been several misconceptions about this project, with many missing the notion that this is a collaborative release, separate from the regular Jack Carty works. “The vision he [Casual Psychotic] had for the record’s sounds were incredible and I wouldn’t have known how to pull them off on my own. I’m really conscious of not making the same record over and over, which I guess may not be the best thing in terms of selling records but it’s definitely the most important thing in terms of being artistically fulfilled.” The last time Carty hit the road was with his guitarist, friend and folkster in his own right, Jordan Millar. After 28 dates and thousands of kilometres in the car, they led a touring life of listening to music all day and playing music all night. Eventually they decided to have a few hours each day where they weren’t surrounded by music so they began listening to podcasts. “Jordan was already into a whole bunch of
podcasts and he got me really excited about them. It’s an amazing thing now that anyone can broadcast and so we decided to start our own. The common thread of our podcast is creativity and the only prerequisites are that we find you interesting and you’re able to discuss the cyclical nature of creativity and life.” With a new LP already recorded, Carty reveals that he has taken a lot of influences from his collaboration with Casual Psychotic into this new album. From 44 songs, down to 14, you can expect to hear the result in late 2013. “One of the most important things about being a musician is making art and not repeating yourself too much.”
WHO: The Preatures WHAT: Is This How You Feel? EP Tour WHERE: Jive Bar WHEN: Thu Sep 19
JAY HOAD @ Governor Hindmarsh
SAT OCT 12
NGAIIRE @ Jive Bar HORRORSHOW @ Governor Hindmarsh CLOWNS @ Crown & Anchor
FRI OCT 13
ELEVENTH HE REACHES @ Crown & Anchor
TUE OCT 15
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
WED OCT 16
THE HANDSOME FAMILY @ Grace Emily Hotel CIRQUE DU SOLEIL MICHAEL JACKSON WORLD TOUR @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
THU OCT 17
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL MICHAEL JACKSON WORLD TOUR @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
FRI OCT 18
LOON LAKE @ Rocket Bar
SAT OCT 19
THE JUNGLE GIANTS, NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE & THE CREASES @ Governor Hindmarsh
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SWERVEDRIVER @ Governor Hindmarsh
RICKY MARTIN @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES @ Fowler’s Live BRING ME THE HORIZON, OF MICE & MEN & CROSSFAITH @ Thebarton Theatre HOT CHOCOLATE @ Governor Hindmarsh
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Jack Carty has taken a purposeful departure away from his folk troubadour roots, to release an outstanding collaboration with Sydney producer, Casual Psychotic. The Predictable Crisis Of Modern Life enters a new musical realm for Carty and for the first time he is taking a full band on tour around Australia in support of its release.
“I can’t really tell you who he is [Casual Psychotic] but if you can imagine an Austin Powers-like international man of mystery, who the ladies just adore, then that will get you close. He’s a musical [pauses] genius. In fact he’s one of the most insanely creative people I have ever met and have been lucky enough to work with. We were both really excited about doing something weird and different from what either of us have done before and the whole thing from day one
WHO: Jack Carty & The Casual Psychotic WHAT: The Predictable Crisis Of Modern Life (Inertia) WHERE: Jive WHEN: Sat 14 Sep
The Guide// THURSDAY 12TH BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Quizmeisters Trivia (7.30pm) BOTANIC BAR – Big Bubba & Betty
BRECKNOCK HOTEL – Breakaway Sing-A-Long Session (8.30pm)
BARTLEY TAVERN –
HIGHWAY – DJ Alli (8pm)
HOTEL RICHMOND – All Vinyl DJ (6pm)
HQ – Riot Society hosted by Uberjak’d
JETTY BAR GLENELG – Jayarassic (8.30pm) LIGHT HOTEL – SCALA Live (8pm) PJ O’BRIENS – DJ G-Rillz
PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL – Thirsty Thursday with DJ Tango ROCKET BAR – Wild Things (9pm)
CAMEO BAR – Cameoke with Andy
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) ENIGMA – Zeromancer
GILBERT STREET HOTEL – Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers (7pm)
GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Front Bar: Gumbo Blues Room Jam featuring Shades Of Blue
GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Little Miss with Tom Cooper GRAND BAR – OMG
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SUGAR – Jazz Pancake with locals and guests THE LION HOTEL – Clearway (9pm)
WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Spoken Word SA Poetry Slam (6.30pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – Rainbow Jam Sessions (7.30pm)
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt (7pm)
BOTANIC BAR – Troy J Been, Prince Aaronak and Suckerpunch
BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL – Black Aspirin (8pm)
BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ
CAMEO BAR – DJs Lars, Lenny and guests CAVERN CLUB – Tzun Tzu, Bukkake, Seminal Embalment and Putrescent Seepage
DRAGONFLY BAR & DINING – Downtown with DJs 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
ALMA TAVERN – Fresh Fridays with DJs
ARCHER HOTEL – Upstairs: DJ Jaki J (9.30pm) AUSTRAL – The Austral House Band (7pm) BACCHUS BAR – Ben Lees Duo (8.30pm)
EMU HOTEL – Clearway (8pm)
ENFIELD HOTEL – Jonny Star Family Entertainment ESPLANADE HOTEL – Russell Stuart FINDON HOTEL – karaoke
GOODWOOD INSTITUTE – Indigo Eli: Nest exhibition opening (7pm)
GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Snakadaktal, Archers and Oisima (all ages) Front Bar: Old Time Fiddle
A D E L A I D E F E S T I VA L C E N T R E & w I N D m I L L T H E AT R E P R E S E N T A N O S T R I N G S AT TAC H E D T H E AT R E O F D I S A B I L I T Y P R O D U C T I O N
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GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Monsieur Swing
GRAND JUNCTION TAVERN– Andrea Dawson (6pm) HALFWAY HOTEL – Dino Jag
HIGHLANDER HOTEL – Matterhorn (8pm)
HILTON HOTEL: MYBAR – DJ Chaps and DJ Lumeire
HOTEL TIVOLI – Honey with DJs
IRISH CLUB – Shamrocks ‘n’ Shenanigans Live Acoustic Sessions (7pm)
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JETTY BAR GLENELG – Craig Atkins featuring Kicking Beyond Matter (9pm)
JIVE – Bill Parton Trio EP launch featuring Artist Proof, Nathan Leigh Jones and Ash Gale
LIGHT HOTEL – Black Market (9pm) LIMBO – DJs
LONDON TAVERN – Live Acoustic Weekly (5pm) Rewind Fridays with DJ Wolfman
LORD MELBOURNE – karaoke with Laura Lee
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MARINA SUNSET BAR – live acoustic music
MARS BAR – Courtney Act, guest DJs and drag shows MICK O’SHEA’S – Cry Wolf (7pm)
OFFICE ON PIRIE – DJ Jess (4.30pm) PLAYFORD TAVERN – The Hitmen
PRODUCERS HOTEL – After Four Fridays Garden Grooves with DJs Justice and DrDamage plus special guests (4pm)
RACQUETS SA – 60/40 with DJ Lee (8pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – DJ SNAKE & DJ RUPHEO (9PM) RED SQUARE – DJs
REX HOTEL – karaoke
ROB ROY HOTEL – Usual Suspects (6pm) DJ Smiley (8pm)
ROCKET BAR – Cats at Rocket (9pm) SAILMASTER TAVERN – Georgy K
SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – DJ (8pm)
SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – Gumbo Ya-Ya (8pm) SOMERSET HOTEL – Hemi Pacer (8pm)
SOUTHWARK HOTEL – The Billy Bob & Jamie Jones Experience
STAG – Upstairs: DJs play urban and dance. Downstairs: DJs play retro
SUGAR – SHGZ: Fridays at Sugar
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 G-Rillz and The Buzz THE GOODY – Ch@t Room
THE LION HOTEL – live entertainment
TRINITY SESSIONS – Brian Kennedy with Vincent’s Chair (8pm)
VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – DJs
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Sun 15th Jake Nickolai
Fri 13th Shambolics + The Santa Marias, Zach Hender-Hill
Mon 16th Closed
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The Guide// WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Goldstein and Fidel Gastro (9pm)
BOTANIC BAR – Sanji, Brad Sawyer and Tom Wilson
GRAND BAR – Destination Saturdays with DJs and MCs
WHITMORE HOTEL – The Shambolics, Zach Hender-Hill, Todd Fischer and Chris Moloney
BUSHMAN HOTEL: GAWLER – DJ
HOPE INN – karaoke (7pm)
WEINTAL BAROSSA HOTEL – Craig James
WORLDSEND HOTEL – The Stonyfellas and Luna Magnet with guests plus Jack Shakey (9pm)
ZHIVAGO – Wonderland Weekend: Skot, Bottlerocket and Gumshoe
SATURDAY 14TH ANGLER’S INN: WALLAROO – Urban Cover (8pm) ARAB STEED HOTEL – Russell Stuart (8pm)
ARCHER HOTEL – Downstairs: Jaki J plus Bongo Madness with Alex. Upstairs: DJ Ed Law (9.30pm) BACCHUS BAR – Acoustica Duo (8.30pm)
BARKER HOTEL – Three Star General (8.30pm) BLUE GUMS HOTEL – JR Acoustic (6pm)
BRIDGEWAY HOTEL – Stef Hauk Band (8pm)
CAVAN HOTEL – Karnival with live bands (9pm)
CUMBERLAND HOTEL: GLANVILLE – karaoke with Nicole
HIGHWAY – DJ Griff (9pm)
HOTEL RICHMOND – DJ Sly
HOTEL TIVOLI – Exotica with DJs Sleepy Hips and guests
and everything in between
Garden: DJ Parry. Upstairs: DJ Skinny B, MC Scotty and
JIVE – Jack Carty, Timberwolf and Mali Mali
DRAGONFLY – rotating DJs playing techno, house, disco DUKE OF YORK – Front Room: DJ Mitchy B. Beer guest DJs
ED CASTLE – Blue Flame Special, The Irresponsibles and
JACK RUBY – Soul Social – live band and vinyl DJs JETTY BAR GLENELG – Jaya (3pm) DJ Dizzy (8pm) JOINERS ARMS HOTEL – Rockin’ The Joiners featuring four bands (6.30pm)
50 In The City plus party DJs (9pm)
KERSBROOK TAVERN – Jordan & Brendan (8pm)
Dancespace and friends
LAKES RESORT HOTEL – Dino Jag Acoustic
ENIGMA – Helm
and MC Renard (10pm)
ELECTRIC CIRCUS – Arcade Disco with resident DJs Junior, ENCORE NIGHTCLUB – resident DJs and guests (9pm) EXETER HOTEL – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (7pm) GARAGE BAR – DJs (10pm)
GILBERT STREET HOTEL – DJ Marky Polo (8pm)
GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: La Bomba presents Barrio Beats Latin Festival. Front Bar: Royal Gala GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Sister Rose
KINGSFORD HOTEL: GAWLER – karaoke
LONDON TAVERN – DJs Captiv8, Justice, Soundflex, AJ MARINA SUNSET BAR – DJs playing the best in house and electro
MARS BAR – guest DJs and drag show MICK O’SHEA’S – Tomboy (9pm)
OLD SPOT HOTEL – Rock The Boss (9.30pm)
PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Street Talk (8pm)
PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – After Five (8pm) PJ O’BRIENS – Alien 8 (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 (9pm) SANDBAR – requests with DJs
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SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic sessions SEBEL PLAYFORD – Misjif (8pm)
SUGAR – ITDE DJs and interstate and international guests
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SWISH: STAMFORD PLAZA – Shuffle
TALBOT HOTEL – DJ playing retro and requests
TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Troy Harrison (7.30pm) TEQUILA REA – Bongo Madness with guest DJs
THE ELEPHANT – Unknown To Man and DJ G-Rillz
THE LION HOTEL – Absolut Saturdays: Wasabi (9pm) VALLEY INN – karaoke
VICTORIA HOTEL: O’HALLORAN HILL – Rumours WALKERS ARMS HOTEL – DJ Sessions (9pm)
WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Nigel Wearne and Courtney Robb (9pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – The Semantics WINDSOR HOTEL – Wild Ones (8.45pm) WOODCROFT TAVERN – karaoke (8pm)
WORLDSEND HOTEL – The Clause, Tombstone Hunters Club and The Trails (9pm)
YANKALILLA HOTEL – Big Cheese (8pm)
ZHIVAGO – Wonderland Weekend: Chaps, Hemilove and Ryley
SUNDAY 15TH ALMA TAVERN – Sunday School BACCHUS BAR – Plush (4pm)
BENJAMIN ON FRANKLIN – Souled Out Sessions with DJs Dave Collins and Jason Lee
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – Dave Hunt BOTANIC BAR – Eric The Falcon
BRAHMA LODGE HOTEL – Whiskey Harbour (4pm) DOG & DUCK – Sneaky Sundays with Jak Morris
DUCK INN: COROMANDEL VALLEY – Mascara (3pm) ED CASTLE – Beer Garden: Acoustic Sundays (2pm) EMU HOTEL – Andrea Dawson (2pm)
ESPLANADE HOTEL – Black Caviar (4pm)
EUREKA TAVERN – Jonny Star Family Entertainment (12pm)
GILBERT STREET HOTEL – The Fiddle Chicks (2pm)
GLENELG SURF CLUB – La Mar Sundays with Thom Lion & Friends (3pm)
GOODWOOD INSTITUTE – Sunday Session: Accapellaclypse Now with Choral Grief, House Red and The Loose Cannons (4pm)
GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Weekend Warriors Gala Concert and Aumo Prescribes Jazz GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Brillig
GRAND BAR – bands, DJs and MCs HIGHWAY – All About Her
LIGHT HOTEL – Vonni’s Big Arvo
LORD MELBOURNE HOTEL – Five Sided Circle
MARINA SUNSET BAR – Sunset Sessions featuring live acoustic music
MARS BAR – VJK classic video hits MICK O’SHEA’S – Killkenny (2pm)
The Guide // OAKS PLAZA PIER – Pier One Bar: Dino Jag Acoustic
RHINO ROOM – One Mic Stand open mic comedy
FINSBURY HOTEL – karaoke (8pm)
SUGAR – Big Bubba and Eric The Falcon
GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Parkway Drive
ROYAL OAK HOTEL: NTH ADELAIDE – Jam Night (8pm)
PLAYFORD TAVERN – Jonny Star Family Entertainment
THE LION HOTEL – Brian Ruiz with Troy Loakes and Paul
PARA HILLS COMMUNITY CLUB – One Planet (4pm) (5pm)
PORT NOARLUNGA RSL – Linda McCarthy (2pm)
RAMSGATE HOTEL – ACOUSTIC SESSION (4PM) TOM KURZEL & ED TRAINOR FORTNIGHTLY ROTATION (7.30PM) RED LOVE OZ – Demarco plus Ragz, Kevino and Kurt
FIRST COMMERCIAL HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7pm) (sold out) Front Bar: Open Mic Night
GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Pub Cinema
Julian Ferraretto Qtet-Near and Holoubek/Noonan Quintet
WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – COMA Spring Sessions featuring (8pm)
HIGHWAY – Spring Sessions with Nat O’Brien JETTY BAR GLENELG – Curly Temple DJs (8.30pm) LIGHT HOTEL – Open Mic Night (8pm) MICK O’SHEA’S – Celtic Connection
PORTLAND HOTEL – karaoke with Shaggy (9pm)
SEAFORD HOTEL – karaoke with Suzanne (8.30pm)
SLUG ‘N LETTUCE BRITISH PUB – karaoke with Margi
AUSSIE INN HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7pm)
SAILMASTER TAVERN – Russell Stuart (2pm)
CROWN & ANCHOR – Front Bar: DJs Stevie & Duncan
and Mr Whiskas
SEMAPHORE PALAIS – Agent 99 (4pm)
GASLIGHT TAVERN – The Blues Lounge hosted by Ron
THE SOUL BOX – Busker’s Box Open Mic (7.30pm)
SUGAR – Mods, Driller and Nu Jeans
GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Parkway Drive
THE LION HOTEL – Andrew Hayes (2.30pm) Quinny,
RED POLES GALLERY – Nigel Wearne (12.30pm)
BOTANIC BAR – Ash Wilson
SUGAR – Mixed Tape with Lauren Rose, Ferris Mular
SEACLIFF BEACH HOTEL – acoustic soloists
DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL – Irish Sessions (8pm)
THE LION HOTEL – Proton Pill (9pm)
SEMAPHORE WORKERS CLUB – The Steve Brown Band (4pm)
Davidson & Trevor Graham (8pm)
TAP INN HOTEL: KENT TOWN – Acoustic Sessions
(sold out) Front Bar: Uke Night with Adelaide’s Ukulele
Parko & Friends (6pm)
GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Pub Art featuring The Female Gaze
Yearlings, The Hushes, The Timbers, Dr Desoto, Halfway
PJ O’BRIENS – Davy T’s Music Trivia (7.30pm)
TRINITY SESSIONS – Tribute To The Band featuring The
SUGAR – CU Next Tuesday with Sonny Side-Up and Driller
Sessions: live music on the banks of the Murray (3pm)
THE LION HOTEL – Zkye and Damo (7.30pm)
WINDSOR HOTEL – Complete Trivia (7.30pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – JAKE NICKOLAI
WEST THEBBY HOTEL – karaoke with Margi & Shaggy
WORLDSEND HOTEL – live music
HILTON HOTEL – KG’s Complete Trivia (7pm)
To Forth plus guests (5pm)
WELLINGTON HOTEL: WELLINGTON – Sunday
WHITMORE HOTEL – SHARNI HONOR
THE GOODY – Complete Trivia (7.30pm)
WHITMORE HOTEL – Acoustic Raw Jam
WHEATSHEAF HOTEL – Vincent’s Chair Trio (4pm)
ZHIVAGO – Wonderland Weekend: Zooma, Ryley and Gumshoe
MONDAY 16TH GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – Main Room: Tonight Alive. Front Bar: Rear Admiral Stand Up Comedy. Balcony Bar: Lord Stompy’s Tin Sandwich beginners class GRACE EMILY HOTEL – Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam
PARAFIELD GARDENS COMMUNITY CLUB – Complete Trivia (7pm)
BOTANIC BAR – Gemma
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Adelaide’s Heyday A photographer, a dancer and an illustrator recently combined their creative talents to fund a new space in the west end in a bid to propagate Adelaide’s gallery scene. The space is called Salad Days Inc, and, like the name suggests, the ethos behind the two-story building is all about capturing artistic potential.
I guess the name stems from the saying `salad days’, which refers to the peak of one’s potential, or someone’s heyday,” explains coowner and illustrator Nick Yap. “And salad is fresh,” chimes in dancer Alyshia McKinnon. “And I guess that’s what we’re about, presenting fresh artwork and ideas.” After a happenchance encounter with an empty building next to the Pancake Kitchen, Salad Days Inc officially opened in July. The space serves as a multidisciplinary one – encompassing a gallery, a vintage clothing store and a vegan café all in one. “We’re really endeavouring to not have niche groups or cliques here, as we want to welcome different people and have lots of different exhibitions going on. Music, art or live performance, we’re looking at all kinds of different ways to be a presentation platform,” McKinnon says. “So we call it a creative space,” muses photographer Nicole Wenn. “We just
want this to be a place that encourages creativity.” Salad Days Inc aims to showcase a diversity of creative practices, featuring everything from screamo band mixtape compilations to homeless fundraisers. Yet perhaps their standout element is their no hire fee and low commission rate — a rare thing for the modern day struggling artist trying to make a break in the current climate.
“We’re really endeavouring to not have niche groups or cliques here.” “Because of [the no hire fee] we get to have a bit of artistic control, so we try to make it a larger, group exhibition to make it a bit more profitable,” McKinnon says. “Because we’re all artists I think we all know what it feels like to be too scared to show your work,” Wenn adds. “We just
want to encourage people to show art, we don’t really care if it sells or not. It’s about having the confidence to show their art. We help as much as the artist wants us to help. If we have a group exhibition we’ll just limit the artists to a wall space. We won’t tell them how many pieces they are to have and how to place them on the wall, we just give them the wall and free rein.” While the gallery is now booked out for the year, that isn’t to say that they haven’t experienced hiccups along the way. “We’ve had a fairly good go, because we naturally went to the Council first for approval before we signed a lease. You don’t have to do that, but it ended up being a good move because we had a 30-person limit upstairs and ended up negotiating it to be 50. We added a few more fire extinguishers and exit signs and they let us go for it,” McKinnon explains. “I think a lot of DIY spaces are actually really responsible. We naturally wouldn’t let bad things happen, so I think the Council kind of needs to trust everyone a bit more. All of the spaces are not interested in opening past midnight, they just want a platform.” Future aims for Salad Days Inc include introducing live music, outdoor seating and curatorial rights to the public walls surrounding the building. “We just got approved from Splash Adelaide for some development on the street. We’re hoping to get some outdoor seating, get the bollard moved and
have get some art on the public walls surrounding the building. Like a gallery on the street,” McKinnon says. For now, Salad Days Inc will knuckle down to prepare for some big exhibition launches, including a homeless fundraiser and a `sub-culture’ festival in February 2014. “We’ve got a skate exhibition coming up next month, and fundraiser for the homeless on Sat Sep 21, which is being curated by a hair colourist at the Parlour. She’s bringing in all these artists and fashion industry types, and on the night there will be physical donations. The day after we’re going to go around and hand them out and give [the homeless] free haircut to create some positive initiative. “We’re also potentially going to do a bit of a sub-culture festival in the first two weeks of February,” McKinnon continues. “We’ll be bringing together a lot of other groups like Tooth & Nail and Madmouse Alley, and my thought is that it will be utilising what we naturally have here with a book launch and local artwork. It’ll be a little bit of profiling about our state.”
WHAT: Salad Days Inc WHERE: 21 Gilbert Plc, Adelaide WHEN: Tue - Fri 11am - 5pm & Sat 10am - 3pm
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Film // Blue Jasmine (M) AAAa Writer/director Woody Allen’s latest in his burst of 70-something creativity (after last year’s To Rome With Love) is one of his best and darkest outings in years, with Cate Blanchett outstanding as a character who owes a little to A Streetcar Named Desire and a lot to Woody’s longtime unease with the rich, overprivileged and upthemselves. ‘Jasmine’ (Cate) arrives in San Francisco to live with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) and flashbacks show us what happened to her marriage to Manhattan high-flier Hal (Alec Baldwin), why she’s ‘lowered’ herself to Ginger’s level and the reasons for her delusional conversations with herself. Her presence disturbs Ginger’s kids, her
ex-husband (Andrew Dice Clay) and her emotional boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale, very funny), so when Jasmine meets the upmarket Dwight (Peter Sarsgaard) everyone is keen to get rid of her, no matter what fate might have in store. As star players line up to appear (for no money) in Allen’s offerings, this again has a cast to die for, including the London-born Hawkins, the long-disgraced Clay and Louis CK in an amusing bit as a dishevelled Lothario. Then there’s Blanchett, who’s very fine indeed, and makes you care for a woman some out there might label a snobby bitch.
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Paranoia (M) AAa Aussie director Robert Luketic (more comfortable handling lame comedies like Killers and The Ugly Truth) thinks that this filming of Joseph Finder’s novel has heavy socio-political themes and a ‘70s-flavoured mistrust of faceless corporations, and yet it’s ultimately too damn dumb to take seriously even as cheesy Hollywood fluff. Adam Cassidy (Melbournian Liam Hemsworth) works in a Manhattan tech business for scumbag boss Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman). When he gets himself and his pals fired, and they get drunk with Wyatt’s money, Adam is blackmailed by Wyatt (and his dastardly offsiders, including Australia’s own Julian McMahon as a goon). Adam’s mission: to infiltrate the fancy realms of Wyatt’s nemesis Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford) and steal the old dude’s newest technology, a scheme complicated by Adam’s blossoming friendship with Jock and incessant flirtation with hurt-before co-worker Emma (Amber Heard, vaguely good in a ludicrously clichéd role). Notable for featuring Ford in a part rejected by Kevin Spacey (and looking as pissed-off as ever), Luketic’s pic is so pofaced, pretentious and wannabe-sincere that it’s almost unintentionally funny – almost – even if Liam’s dull, the script’s hokey and Oldman’s such a villain that he drinks tea with an English accent. Mad Dog Bradley
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White House Down (M) AAa Delayed due to its amazing similarities to the more ‘serious’ Olympus Has Fallen earlier this year, this slam-bang actioner from director/producer Roland Emmerich is more aware of its sheer preposterousness. John Cale (Channing Tatum, more amiable than OHF’s Gerard Butler), a soldier-turnedsecurity sort for the Speaker Of The House (Richard Jenkins), is rejected from a gig with the Secret Service (by Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Finnerty) and takes his icky teen daughter Emily ( Joey King) on a White House tour on the same day that terrorists take over the joint (in OHF they were cliché North Koreans but here they’re Yank psychos and military hard-liners furious at the Presidential decision to pull all troops out of the Middle East). And you don’t need to see the trailer or be a Hollywood screenwriter to predict that Cale and Emily will get split up, that the terrorists are leering wankers, that Cale will wind up fighting alongside an Obama-esque Prez ( Jamie Foxx, more kickass than OHF’s Aaron Eckhart). Ridiculous, if knowingly so, this survives due to its gags, including Emmerich’s joke at the expense of his own infamous Independence Day and the moment where Foxx complains of getting baddie blood on his Nikes. Mad Dog Bradley
Director Michel Gondry’s surrealistic filming of Boris Vian’s novel Mood Indigo (L’Écume Des Jours) (MA) stars Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh and The Intouchables’ Omar Sy. R.I.P.D. (M), drawn from Peter M Lenkov’s Dark Horse comic and directed by RED’s Robert Schwentke, is a dark fantasy/actioner with Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker.
Salinger (M) AAAa In 1951 JD Salinger published The Catcher In The Rye, a book that resonated with a generation of disaffected youths, revolutionised modern literature, featured in several high-profile murder cases and today continues to sell over 250,000 copies a year. In 1965, he went into near-total seclusion, shunning the spotlight and much of society until his death in 2010. Piecing together interviews with biographers, friends, fans and celebrities, archive footage and dramatisations, Shane Salerno (screenwriter of Savages) passionately sets out to personalise the mysterious Salinger, recounting his youth, his writing, and the years he spent avoiding his fame. Maybe it’s the age, or maybe it’s the gender, but this little brunette critic has never understood the reverence that The Catcher In The Rye is shrouded in, and while Salerno’s film offers an insight, it is hard-sought, the non-linear structure requires patience, and though there are some interesting revelations about Salinger’s past, and potential future publications, they’re cheapened by Salerno’s own pride at being the one to share them. There is a lot of content here, which is obviously put together by a genuine fan, but it is largely (and unsurprisingly) superficial. The majority of the film is captivating, but it says more about Salinger’s life than Salerno’s direction that his story is so watchable. Kat McCarthy
The third sci-fi film featuring Vin Diesel’s Riddick, this time simply called Riddick (M), is from Pitch Black writer/director David Twohy and also offers the rebooted Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff and the rebooted Star Trek’s Karl Urban. And (gulp!) The Smurfs 2 (G), from the original’s director Raja Gosnell, has Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria again in the flesh and voice actors like Christina Ricci, Anton Yelchin and, um, Katy Perry.
OzAsia Festival Mercury Cinema For all OzAsia film-related information check out ozasiafestival. com.au and mercurycinema.org.au. Willsy’s Choice: Dirty Dancing Selected Wallis Cinemas Nobody puts Baby in the corner, as the classic Dirty Dancing (M) is Willsy’s Choice throughout September. Details: wallis.com.au.
with Miranda Freeman
Bar 9 Opens City Store Bar 9 has come a long way since its beginnings as a humble coffee shop on Glen Osmond Rd, with the eatery nowadays a popular, packed-out Sunday brunch destination, a specialty coffee supplier and the home to an expansive artisan tea range. Yet as their reputation grows so do the weekend line-ups, leading the team to open a second shop in the heart of the city – specifically the old T-Bar site in Adelaide Central Plaza. With wicker basket lanterns and wonky wooden panels lining the countertop, there’s an edgy, recycled feel to Bar 9 Central that perfectly accompanies its kitschy storybook menus. The new shop features the same breakfast menu as the original store – good news for those people (me) obsessed with their mushroom ragu – as well as a well-stocked fridge full of piadinas and treats. Perhaps the best news is that the new store will be open late on Friday nights, with service running until 9pm. Of course, it goes without saying that the coffee is spot on, much like the original store. Winners. WHAT: Bar 9 Central WHERE: LG15, 100 Rundle Mall, Adelaide WHEN: Mon – Thu 8.30am – 4pm, Fri 8.30am – 9pm, Sat 9am – 4pm & Sun 11am – 4pm INFO: bar9.com.au
AB&D Releases Kit & Kaboodle McLaren Vale boutique winery Alpha Box & Dice has unveiled its latest release – the 2011 Kit & Kaboodle. K&K is the best example to date of AB&D’s ability to craft unique wine blends, with this robust release combining Cabernet Sauvignon as its base with hints of Shiraz, Grenache and Touriga Nacional. Tasting notes include long, chewy tannins, with the addition of 38 percent Shiraz adding fleshy red fruit flavours and the Touriga providing sweet aromatics. Each bottle is 15 percent and costs $25, and is best drunk with beef teriyaki. To place an order for one of these bad boys, head to alphaboxdice.com.au.
Yelp Adelaide’s Pirate Paarghhty Adelaidians are invited to taste some of SA’s leading food and beverage brands of 2013 (for free!) with Yelp Adelaide’s Pirate Paarghhty aboard the historic Popeye. From 5.30pm guests are invited to assemble at the Torrens Rowing Club in their best pirate
attire to discover some of Adelaide’s hidden gems, from The Yoghurt Shop’s berrie-d treasure, to Fakery Bakery’s pirate loot cupcakes, to Tea For Who’s Blackbeard brew. Winery Hither & Yon, Mama’s Pierogi and Birbeck’s Beer will also be dishing up samples to participating landlubbers. All donations raised from the event will go towards OzHarvest SA, a charity that rescues and distributes 30,000 meals per month to over 40 local charities. To secure your place at the pirate party, create a free profile on Yelp and RSVP to yelp.com. au/events. Yaarrrrr.
WHAT: Yelp Adelaide’s Pirate Paarghhty WHERE: Torrens Rowing Club and The Popeye WHEN: Sun Sep 22 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Stars// Art// with Sudhir
Though life is certainly asking you to put the past aside and leaving you in a bit of a gap, you are contented to amble into the unknown, with a sort of sublime confidence. Somehow you know that existence is essentially good, even if you won’t understand how until further down the track.
The tone at the moment is pragmatic. Even though there is plenty of reason to get hysterical, there’s not much point. On reflection, it seems more sound to leave emotionality to the side for the moment and focus on what needs to be done. Your gut feel is on the money. Trust it.
The moon is slowly rising in Libra, at the start of the week. This gives you a sense that harmony will gently assert itself, even though you may wonder how. Life keeps moving us to wholeness and healing, even when we continue to throw giant spanners in the works. Watch it unfold.
Mars is revving you up, as most everything else is asking you to slow down. This clearly feels like you have your foot on the accelerator and the brake. Before you overheat, consider another tack. Be warmed by your inner fire. You don’t have to constantly take it out into action.
The sun is warming you up. It is keeping you strong, centred, integrated and on track. This is not the moment for your tendency to over-think things to run riot. When you are sure of yourself, you have a gentle power that garners great respect. Starve your faults and feed your strengths.
The rising moon passes through Libra at the beginning of the week. The is a welcome boost of energy, at a time when everything is a little too weighted to the practical for your liking. Venus is also still with you, again reinforcing the softer, sweeter things in life. Travel gently.
Other Voices is a contemplative installation by Lee Salomone that explores migration as a physical and symbolic passage. The artwork is constructed from wooden and metal planks belonging to Mediterranean migrant workers who arrived in Australia after World War II, of which Salomone began collecting back in 2007. The planks serve as metaphors for both the sea voyage and the spiritual passage that occurred from known to unknown. The exhibition will officially open on Sat Sep 21.
Though you are being pushed to perform, everything in you knows that it is best to stay with the pace and direction that your feeling is dictating. You are not a circus clown. Those who wish you to leave your intelligence behind, to satisfy their frustrated ambitions, are sorely mistaken.
WHAT: Lee Salomone: Other Voices WHERE: AEAF, 15 Morphett St, Adelaide WHEN: Sat Sep 21 – Sun Oct 20
For one whose natural inclination is to travel, in thought or deed, the fact that the emphasis is presently so strongly on home, is a big shift. Jupiter is in Cancer. Jupiter is about expansion – and Cancer is everything you ever learnt, or refused to learn, from your mother. Return to base.
Disposable cameras are an unpredictable lost art in a digital and fast-paced society. In a world of SLRs and iPhone cameras, the notion of taking a simple photograph, artistically framing a single inspiring moment in time, is often lost. Disposable at Salad Days Inc is an exhibition aimed at reminding us of the forgotten joys of disposable film featuring the works of 13 local photographers: Lana Adams, Rene Hooft, Chanelle Leslie, Phebe Rendulic, Nikki Speer, Jade Elliott, Jonno Revenche, Chris Callaghan, Vera Ada, Jeremy Gryst, Emma Lucy, Jake Boylon and Jessie Brakenridge. The opening party will kick off on Fri Sep 13 from 6pm.
Though you like to play the lonesome cowperson, stoically climbing the highest mountain, there is another side to your being that is full of vulnerability and need. It makes you tremble to even think about it. We are a bundle of paradoxical opposites. It’s time to own up to yours.
WHAT: Chanelle Leslie, Phebe Rendulic, Jeremy Gryst, Jake Boylon, Lana Adams & more: Disposable WHERE: Salad Days Inc, WHEN: Fri Sep 13 – Thu Oct 3
As ambitious as you might be feeling, life is keeping the wraps on your energy. The Virgo sun is smoothing things out. There will be no wild shenanigans during this phase. You may be a little less grounded than you think you are – in which case the wisdom of existence is priceless.
with Miranda Freeman
The theme at present is to move powerfully towards exploring ways and means to be yourself. Sometimes in being so idealistic, you end up living everybody else’s dreams and dramas, leaving yours idling in the dust. It’s time to ask yourself whether there’s another shift to be made.
Virgo and Pisces are a good match. Virgo brings form and structure to your vastness and gives it direction. You give flexibility and feeling to Virgo. This Virgo sun somehow helps you to feel more embodied and more whole. Bring your love and imagination to ground – in a good way.
Chayni Henri, Rite Price, 2013
Back From The Colonies Back From The Colonies is a direct reflection upon Chayni Henry’s relationship with South Australia. Born in Elizabeth, Henry moved to the Northern Territory at a young age and has found her memories of SA are rather fossilized, deriving from her formative years, despite many subsequent visits. Her latest exhibition focuses on
the relationship between the Northern Territory and South Australia, one that stretches beyond colonization to co-governance, exploration, settlement and Indigenous histories.
WHAT: Chayni Henry: Back From The Colonies WHERE: AEAF, 15 Morphett St, Adelaide WHEN: Until Sat Sep 21
with Lachlan Aird
Josie Withers josiewithersphotography.com
James Hartley hartleyphoto.net
Honda Presents A Night Of Fashion At The Art Gallery
Andre Castellucci andrec.net
A distraction from the election was offered on Sat Sep 7 when Honda Presents A Night Of Fashion saw its second consecutive sold-out year at the Art Gallery Of South Australia. The Elder Wing, with its opulence and beauty, was a perfect venue for the 35 Adelaide models who made the space their runway. After the parade, which featured designers including Akira, Toni Maticevski, Willow and Suzy O’Rourke Millinery, was over, guests enjoyed an after party in the gallery gardens, where cocktails flowed and CIBO sweets were devoured. Here’s just a few snaps of the night, with plenty more to be found at ripitup.com.au and Attitude Magazine’s Facebook. facebook.com/attitudefashionmagazine
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Isolate Titan View / M / 75 mins
AAa This almost unknown Australian pic from writer/director Martyn Park and producer/ star Jacinta John is another homegrown effort that probably deserves to remain obscure. In a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere we meet Scout ( John), a possibly epileptic and delusional loner who, we learn from all-over-the-place flashbacks, is concerned about her dad (Terry Serio) who, since the accidental (and off-screen) death of mum, might be dying and/or have killed himself and/or have followed through on a suicide pact and/or done something nasty to Scout (um, spoilers?). However, what could have been a haunting minimalist meditation on the gorgeous horror of the Aussie landscape is undone by the humdrum sketchiness of it all (just what the heck is going on, why should we care and why does Scout have to be so dull and dreary?) and, as is all too often the case with ocker cinema, the huge whack of pretension (ie “Ooh, aren’t we all, like, being so damn deep?”). But don’t worry because, as with almost every movie made in this country, no one’s going to see it anyway. MDB
The Descent James Marriott / Footprint
Another in the ‘Devil’s Advocates’ series, this study of Neil Marshall’s doom-laden ‘cavers-versus-crawlers’ horror flick has an extra edge as Marriott died in a car accident shortly after completing it. So when he discusses the shocking car crash that opens Marshall’s film, and the scary unpredictability and fatefulness of everyday life, it can’t help but be a tad disturbing. Often witty (like James Rose’s similar investigation into the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), especially in the establishing chapters, Marriott does get a little bogged down in Freudian and feminist theory in the middle but then comes back to list the films that influenced Marshall’s film and the films it, in turn, inspired, including the absolutely pointless, connect-the-dots, roll-out-the-crawlers-one-more-damn-time sequel The Descent: Part 2. MDB
The Loneliest Planet
Silence In The House Of God
The Place Beyond The Pines
Madman / M / 113 mins
Madman / M / 102 mins
Roadshow / MA / 135 mins
This tediously existential nonsense from writer/director Julia Loktev has been bizarrely celebrated as a profound feminist statement, but make no mistake: it’s codswallop. Alex (Gael García Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) are on a walking holiday in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains (that’s the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, not the US state), and we’re left wondering about many plot points: who the hell are these wankers? Where exactly are they (Mexico? Mongolia? The Georgian locations are only named in the reviews)? And why should we give a stuff about the danger that intrudes and prompts an even more pretentious second half, as they ponder their relationship, the fragile nature of existence and the whole damn cosmic thing while walking and walking and walking – and bloody walking a bit more. At two endless hours, and with a dire semi-improvised ‘script’, this is an interminable experience, even though the two leads do try to make their characters real, the locations are sometimes striking and Furstenberg takes her clothes off a bit.
Alex Gibney’s doco follows the inexhaustible attempts of former students at St John’s School For The Deaf, sexually abused by one Father Murphy, to be heard by the Vatican, which of course refused to listen. Given voices (by Ethan Hawke and others) in contemporary interviews, this flashes back with sometimes disturbing archival footage and depicts the plight of these children, as Murphy exploited the fact that they “couldn’t talk” and were (he said) “slow”, and how, in one of the first cases of its type, the facts should have come to light when the victims, in 1974, first began protesting. But their claims fell, naturally, on deaf ears, especially when the Vatican imposed its ‘deny, minimise, blame’ rule and Murphy’s apologists wheeled out the ‘Catholic Forgiveness’ card, while sheltering the priest and allowing him to keep on abusing kids. Made before the recent stepping-down of Pope Benedict but losing nothing because of it, this deeply angering study has been branded anti-religion by some, but it sure as hell is not: it’s pro-justice.
Co-writer/director Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine was a sweatily overrated attempt at John Cassavetes-ish relationship drama, but this ambitious follow-up is something else entirely, a truly epic study of flawed characters, desperate measures, strange coincidences and, once again, the sins of the fathers. A story told in three acts, we open with a seemingly impassive stunt motorcyclist named Luke (BV star Ryan Gosling) realising that he has a baby son and, hoping to appease unhappy ex Romina (Eva Mendes), hitting upon a scheme to rob banks with pal Robin (Ben Mendelsohn, excellent), before the focus shifts and instead follows the plight of Avery (Bradley Cooper), a principled cop whose sudden celebrity leads to the uncovering of rats in the ranks. Finally, Cianfrance’s plot turns once again (perhaps a little too radically for some), as we take up 15 years later with a pair of troubled high schoolers desperate to get high and unknowingly sealing a series of fates.
Brief Encounter Arts Projects Australia and State Theatre have combined forces with Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre Company to present the UK ensemble’s hit production of Brief Encounter in Australia beginning with a run in Adelaide.
Based on Noël Coward's one-act play Still Life that was later turned into the now iconic film under the name Brief Encounter, the stage production is a multi-media event featuring live actors, musicians, film footage and puppets as well as a toy train. “It’s a show that Kneehigh have been doing on and off for a number of years now,” English actor Joe Alessi says. “It’s changed a lot because every time we bring it back we try and make it even better. It’s constantly evolving – for instance we used to have an interval but we don’t now – and we’ve completely cut some scenes and tweaked others. “I’m not saying it was bad before – it’s had some amazing reviews and the subject matter about love and how it manifests itself is something audiences can really relate to – but it’s just that we always want to bring something new to it.” Two Australian actors, Kate Cheel and Michelle Nightingale, spent much of August in the UK rehearsing with the company ahead of the Australian tour. “They’ve been great,” Alessi says, “and
Stage si Joe Ales tan by Robert Duns
had both learnt their lines really well before arriving and even just having two new actors helps bring a freshness to the play for the other actors. Kate and Michelle have brought a whole new energy to their roles. “It’s given the play a completely new dynamic and energy and the challenge for us to meet that new dynamic and spirit,” he adds. The work is set at an English train station in the early ’40s and tells of a married woman falling completely for another man. “It really encapsulates that era because it’s a play about a forbidden love that was totally against the suburban English way at that time,” Alessi remarks. “So [in Brief Encounter] a woman with very strong moral values is really tested by the conservatism of that time. Divorce would have been frowned upon and regarded as scandalous. Remember the furor when King Edward had to abdicate
because he wanted to marry a divorcee? That’s how much people were bound by convention at the time. “So you couldn’t really set Brief Encounter in modern times because it just wouldn’t make any sense,” he continues with a laugh. “People seem to have affairs all the time now. “It remains such a classic film and is one that any fan of film would have seen,” Alessi suggests. “I was already very familiar with Brief Encounter but what we do in the play is not a straight take of the film. It’s very much an adaptation, even though the story is still very much the same as the Noël Coward play.” WHAT: Brief Encounter WHERE: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre WHEN: Until Sat Sep 28
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GreenRoom Her Majesty’s Ghost Tour With Her Majesty’s Theatre celebrating her 100th birthday last week, GreenRoom, the youth program of the Adelaide Festival Centre, hosted a special ghost tour for its members and invited Rip It Up along as well. While it wasn’t quite on par with The Conjuring in terms of scare-factor, the tour was certainly fascinating given the insight and anecdotes that were shared. Her Maj’s head mechanist, Kelvin, was our trusty guide, leading the pack of keen ghost spotters on a full-circle of the theatre – from above and below the stage to the projection room and dressing rooms. We saw ‘The Wall’, a space under the stage where visiting performers, from the (apparently) snobbish diva Lauren Bacall to Her Maj’s number one fan, Barry Humphries (who will only perform at the theatre when he’s in town) scribble their signatures and thanks. We were also given some insight into how the sets, chandeliers, fire curtain and trap doors work.
After having a complimentary drink at the Metropolitan – a pre-show tradition – the group were dead-set on finding some spooks. The GreenRoom administrators set the tone with period costumes, although Kelvin kept the story of how one of the backstage workers fell to his death on opening night until the end. Kelvin, who’s worked at the theatre for several decades, spoke about how people refuse to stay overnight or alone at the theatre due to people who aren’t there, breathing and footsteps – although he’s sure that if there is a ghost, it’s a friendly one. While there weren’t any taps on shoulders or weeping from the walls this time, you can’t exactly blame people for not wanting to hang around after dark by themselves. For all its beauty, there’s something unsettling about Her Majesty’s after hours, which has certainly had an interesting ride since its (somewhat tragic) opening as the Tivoli to what it is today, with the GreenRoom guys dredging up newspaper articles and photos as proof. Considering that they leave a seat unsold at the back for the resident ghost to enjoy each show, you can see why the ghost wouldn’t be too cranky.
How To Join GreenRoom? If you were a bit bummed out you didn’t know ghost tours were on offer at Her Majesty’s, then you’re most likely not a member of GreenRoom, which you needed to be in order to participate. GreenRoom put on a huge number of exclusive events for its members, along with a constant stream of cheap tickets to many of the shows at the Adelaide Festival Centre put on each year – including the current OzAsia Festival. If you want to join GreenRoom to get access to cheap tickets, artist workshops, competitions, special events and work experience opportunities head to adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/greenroom to join. It’s only $20 for one year, or $30 to two. If you’re a Fringe Benefits member? Make it $15.
By Josh Basford
We No Longer Need To Talk Well ladies and gentlemen, it appears we ﬁnally no longer need to talk about Kevin. An uninspired public has delivered exactly what they said they would and evicted Kevin from the throne (hopefully) once and for all. With a swing of roughly three percent seen right around the country, the Labor party now ﬁnds itself in Opposition because it essentially had a mental breakdown a la Britney Spears circa 2009. Of course, only a megalomaniac like KRudd would remain on the backbench pledging not to contest the leadership. Yeah, because we’ve all heard that before, haven’t we Kevin? In other news, the Greens vote receded from what now appears to be the watermark result of 2010 where they received 11 percent of the vote, back to roughly eight percent; consistent with their results from the 2004 and 2007 elections. The major success for the party however is Adam Bandt, who despite being sidelined from Labor and Liberal preferences managed to retain the seat of Melbourne. My sources within the Greens also tell me that we may see Adam Bandt at the helm well before the next election – which could potentially seriously revitalise them and help them connect with the young, innercity progressives who are essentially the organic butter for the Greens quinoa bread. A host of whack job minor parties will have control of the new incoming Senate, and we’ll take a closer look at them and how that will effect the new Parliament next week when its conﬁrmed who is actually in and who is out. Let me just thank the new and old gods for Clive Palmer, who will no doubt provide endless entertainment with his new United Australia party picking up two Senate seats (he recently accused Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife of being a Chinese spy: comedy gold). In Adelaide, the only seat that has changed hands to the Liberals is Hindmarsh, where Steve Georganas suffered a near eight percent swing against him. The seat now resides in the hands of Matt Williams. There’s plenty more to talk about over the next couple of weeks, but one thing is certain – if you thought the last Parliament was chaotic and exhausting, something tells me you ain’t seen nothing yet.
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There’s a reason Arcade Fire were so keen to keep this song under wraps, and a reason they were so mad when it leaked online last weekend. Reflektor is like nothing the Montreal group have done before; an epic, seven-minute disco shock to the system featuring James Murphy on the mixing board and David Bowie (supposedly) on guest vocals. Had Arcade Fire been around to play at Studio 54, this is what it would have sounded like. What’s more exciting about Reflektor is that it’s probably not even the best track off of Arcade Fire’s forthcoming album.
Private Life Escalator (Independent)
With a seemingly endless production line of boy/girl electronic duos in Australia, it was only a matter of time before one of them turned out to be the goods. Melbourne’s Private Life might just be the special brew we were waiting for. Escalator marks a huge step up for the pair, with super producer Jean Paul Fung (Last Dinosaurs, Art Vs. Science) dispensing the synth euphoria like a pill dealer who’s sampled too much of his own product. The chorus comes on like that first hit of ecstasy while Renee Anderson’s husky vocal soothes you into a blissful comedown.
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath The Moon (XL/Remote Control)
AAAAa For a 19-year-old performer, it’s often hard to stake your claim for praise in a world where your immediate contemporaries have another 10 years of experience, or maybe more, to fall back on. The things you’ve encountered, the trials you’ve lived through, can all seem minor and exaggerated in many ways. But
London artist Archy Marshall, under the guise of King Krule, provides a gripping example of how important and influential a younger perspective can be on 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, his debut album. Possibly the most startling and endearing element of this collection of songs is the spectrum of influences noticeable in Marshall’s sound. Producer Rodaidh McDonald has lovingly distinguished Marshall’s love of rhythm, minimalism, and soul, as heard most notably on A Lizard State. And if you were negatively partial to early King Krule recordings, it’s worth sticking with 6 Feet Beneath The Moon to experience the raw, gritty nature of such a risk-taking writer. Ultimately, 19 probably sits as the perfect age to release an album that encapsulates the shift in musical influences throughout one’s teenage years. Thus, King Krule’s moment is right now, and there’s no doubt there’ll be more brilliant moments to come. Sam Reynolds
Boy oh boy some fabulous things are coming out of Seattle! What is it about that place? The climate? The largest houseboat population outside of Asia? The meat they put in their hot dogs? Whatever it is, they are doing something freakishly right. Rose Windows are the latest exhibition of this fine city, with the fresh faced outfit hitting all the right buttons with their alternative folk-infused rock. With intense atmospherics that haunt deep below your ribcage, these guys have managed to create something new with this balance of genres. It is the record of the chameleon, showing their diversity as a band capable of so many moods. Sun Dogs is much more than your average rock record, with ambient alt ‘60s psychedelia creating a powerful yet delicate experience. Picture the entire soundtrack for a new wave surf documentary and substitute Rose Windows’ Sun Dogs: a dream combination. Spend your days peering through rose coloured windows ‘cause this is a whole new way of seeing life as we know it. Who let the dogs out? Sharni Honor
Bitter Rivals (Liberator)
What initially threatens to be a shocking pastiche of Kid Rock’s Cowboy explodes into one of the biggest, boldest and loudest pop singles of 2013. Bitter Rivals contains all of Sleigh Bells’ best hallmarks – the thrashy guitars and crunching hip hop beat have gone nowhere – but throw in rapped Dickensian lyrics and one of the most bad ass instrumental outros ever, and what the New York duo have achieved here surpasses anything they’ve done before.
Going Swimming She Hates Sports (Independent)
Smack bang in the middle of finals footy season Melbourne’s Going Swimming have issued a timely warning to the men of Australia. She Hates Sports is a grainy, growling garage rocker about the tribulations of home life with the missus, about finding other things to talk about than Geelong’s lack of tall options. The heady mix of wobbly surf guitars and Nicholas Leggatt’s guttural punk vocal make She Hates Sports a club song we’ll all be wailing along to in the change rooms after the final whistle.
The Cat Empire Live Review
Thebarton Theatre, Fri Sep 6 (Photos by Jennifer Sando) (Review by Sharni Honor)
AAAAa What an evening of sweaty boogies and festive tunes! Every attendee would be lying if they said they didn’t believe they were of Brazilian decent, busting out Latino dance moves all night long. Tinpan Orange saved the day after a last minute drop out from Hiatus Kaiyote and did a hell of a job, getting thrown together at the last minute. Lead vocalist Emily Lubitz was all hair with her teased fro bouncing up and around on that platform, with what appeared like a dead white rabbit draped around her neck. Don’t know how I felt about that one. Off with the Oranges and on with the Cats, you could feel peoples’ excitement shaking their bones all around you. And out they ran, exploding into a rambunctious opener with Steal The Light setting the mood. They always attract such a jolly crowd. Mums shaking their tail feathers left right and centre, dads in their Bluesfest shirts throwing around flailing limbs like inflatable arm waving tube men. Even little grommets getting tossed in the air as a sacrifice to the boogie. Everyone was involved in all the hooplah. It’s gotten to the point
Reviews // Quick Ones
Don’t Forget Who You Are
The second album from Alex Turner’s BFF clips along at a breathless pace. A wonderfully retro rock vibe runs through the entire album, which should come as no surprise to those of you who are familiar with Kane’s work with The Last Of The Shadow Puppets. On Don’t Forget Who You Are, Kane desperately wants to assert himself as a proper rock’n’roll star, going so far as to do his best Liam Gallagher impersonation. Kane’s nasal delivery combined with his rollicking bravado proves that he is more than capable of commanding an audience, however this LP suffers from lyrical cliché after lyrical cliché. It doesn’t exactly detract from the innocent, mindless fun that Kane is selling, but it doesn’t do it any favours either. The brutish cock rock attitude at the core of Don’t Forget Who You Are winds up being detrimental to the overall experience, dumbing it down to the cheap thrills one would find in a lad’s mag. Ryan Lynch
Hailing from Helsinki, French Films are one Scandinavian act in the limelight to severely distance themselves from the rugged ambience usually associated with music from the region. Their take on ‘60s-tinged rock’n’roll has a distinctly nostalgic feel to it, largely based on the lyricism and delivery of frontman Johannes Leppänen. Taking cues from acts like The Who and The Smiths, French Films deliver a solid collection of songs on second album, White Orchid. The limitations within the band’s sound can sometimes be a strength, notably on tracks like Where We Come From and Latter Days, where the simplicity and catchiness invoke old thoughts and memories. And, as corny as a song like Special Shades appears (‘I’m putting on my special shades/ And I see the light’), the droning bass and affected vocals allow Leppänen’s cries to cut through ideally. Unfortunately, French Films’ inability to expand their sound means that when they try (Into Thousand Years), the chord structures often feel awkward and disjointed. And the lack of invention throughout has the potential to lose its charm after 11 songs. But if you can see past that, a stack of fun and nostalgia awaits with White Orchid. Sam Reynolds
Justin Vernon is showing no sign of disappearing with the release of Volcano Choir’s second album Repave. With a track list resembling the names of Middle Earth elves, meticulously brooding cover art and the quietly ominous sounds of an organ providing the first impressions of Repave, it strikes that Vernon, who upholds a Jesuslike status in the indie world, is one of the only musicians who can get away with such a grandiose approach to an album. Relying heavily on gradual builds and crashing, emotional climaxes, the album requires a certain level of patience from the get-go. This is rewarded by the swirling drama of the ambient, reverb-drenched mid section. Byegone and Alaskans plunge you into a pool of Vernon’s syrupy falsetto and majestic yet understated melodies, while more upbeat moments as seen in Dancepack boast rolling, heavy drums and booming vocals. Lyrics soaking in blunt wit juxtapose the softness on Reprave. Delivered by Vernon with such a nonchalant, almost sleazy air (no doubt inherited from former collaborator Kanye), they successfully tone down the album’s overall melancholy vibe. Repave provides a pleasant surprise for sceptics of Vernon’s work since Bon Iver’s revered For Emma, Forever Ago. Bella Fowler
with these guys that people don’t come just for the band anymore, they come for the 100 percent guarantee of a freaking good time and the expert musical display on stage is just an added bonus, the barbecue sauce to the onion ring. The band have no shame in playing the songs that people want to hear, not to mention they appear to be having a hell of a time whilst doing it, making it just that much more enjoyable. For such an excessive tour, a somewhat extensive 80 shows across four continents, morale and energy were at an all time high. They were rolling with the themes of the Steal The Light artwork in terms of décor, with giant cat cut-outs lurking about the stage. To the uninitiated fans it may have appeared like a commercial for Friskees cat food. I hear that stuff is delicious. There always seems to be an underlying battle of the frontman between Felix and Harry, a bit of Britney Vs Madonna, Batman Vs Robin, Ben Vs Jerry. You get the idea. With Felix’s slick moves, incredibly smooth vocals versus Harry’s expert vocal gymnastics, the battle rests as a draw as these two souls equally contribute their little slice to make up what is the most delicious Cat Empire pie. As the final song erupted into an orgasmic explosion, the doors swung open and concert goers poured out, gasping for their share of some frosty spring air, leaving the floorboards rumbling with nothing but the memories of an unbelievable evening.
Benjalu The Battle EP (Independent)
AAA The music of Benjalu is likely to excite fans of The Beautiful Girls, Xavier Rudd and John Butler Trio, to name but a few. All of these acts are stand-out influences on the latest EP for the five-piece, The Battle. This seven-track release demonstrates what the group does well, both in a live setting and recorded form. Slower moments like Rise And Shine and Little Darling nicely counteract the heavier moments of The Battle, where it is clear that an extensive touring schedule has made them musically tighter. The lyricism featured on this EP is nothing exciting or insightful, but these songs clearly aren’t meant to be anything more than anthems for a surfing trip to the coast. If that’s your thing, then The Battle is for you. Sam Reynolds
Ben Folds Five Live (Sony)
AAAA When Brick first hit the airwaves I was in middle school. I remember the sombre tone of the song being offset by a catchy chorus that had all the tweens shrilly singing ‘Sheee’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly!’ At the time, the words had no intrinsic meaning, and it wasn’t until much later that I realised the song is about abortion, which made the glee derived from hearing it as a child seem twisted and sadistic. This collection of songs culled from the band’s most recent world tour features all the sad and depressing favourites you’re not ashamed to sing aloud in public. Mr. Folds even gives his former home of Adelaide some love by including Sky High and Song For The Dumped from their Thebarton Theatre show. Live is a worthy purchase for any fan. Ryan Lynch RipITUPMAGAZINE//ripitup.com.au
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Kate n e r o L
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Central-coaster-turned-Adelaidean Loren Kate is out on tour in support of her new album Moving On. With folk and country influences, Kate’s music is sincere and hardy, but capped with a sweet voice and sensitive acoustic guitar.
Through friendly connections—and chance meetings at house parties— the 10-track record is dotted with collaborations with talented musicians such as Bill Chambers, Iain Grandage, Sarah Humphreys and Trent Prees. Lauded as a brilliant storyteller, Kate relies heavily on her lyrical narratives. Speargrass, the third track on the record, has its roots in a particularly special place. “I went on a trip through central Australia with my partner and my baby, and we stopped at Uluru. We found ourselves at the women’s cave there,” Kate says. “It was early in the morning and my daughter fell asleep on me, and we just closed our eyes and
imagined what life would have been like for these Aboriginal people living there, not that long ago … Then we headed north towards this place called Pine Creek—we’ve got some friends who live completely self-sufficiently out in the Northern Territory bush and their property is called Speargrass. We lived off the land with them for a few weeks and it just really brought us back to what life is about.” Kate’s career began with a soul-searching journey too—heading to schoolies week in Byron Bay and never coming home. She explains that her time living with and learning from backpackers helped her figure out who she was, and also taught her to play guitar. She never worries about baring her soul too much in her music, saying that the integrity of her sound is of the utmost importance to her. “I think if we can just shed our layers and show our true selves and what we’re going through, lots of people relate to that,” she says. “That’s what I aim to do with my music.” One of the more personal tracks on the
album is a cover of Donovan’s Catch The Wind. Her father, who passed away six years ago, used to sing it to her when she was a young girl. “It actually wasn’t going to make it onto the album,” Kate explains. “It was 11 o’clock at night on the last day of recording and Paul (McKercher, producer) said, ‘Is there anything else you want to chuck on before we finish?’ And I said, just one more—so we laid down just one take of this song and it made it onto the album.” With help of an Arts SA grant, Kate has planned a two-and-a-half month touring adventure. She will be performing for two nights in South Australia, with her final show at the Wheatsheaf Hotel. Who: Loren Kate What: Moving On When & where: Sun Sep 15 at The Cheese Factory Gallery, Sun Sep 22 at The Wheatsheaf Hotel.
Last Days Of Kali Debut EP Last Days Of Kali play a selfproclaimed style of indie doom. Over the last year-and-a-half they have shared the stage with the likes of Mezzanine, Dead Owls, Drawn From Bees, Aerials and locals, Sincerely Grizzly. After a long recording process, they’re set to release their debut EP at the Crown & Anchor on Fri Sep 13 with a stand out local lineup including Sparkspitter, Alpha Beta Fox and Tiger Et Ghost. With a teaser track up now on their Bandcamp, we suggest you should go lose yourself for three minutes in their instrumental post rock world and imagine that during this time you are Kali – goddess of time, change and destruction.
With a line-up boasting the who’s who of the Adelaide folk and roots scene, together Trinity Sessions are performing a special one off concert to raise funds for Lifeline SA. With performances by The Yearlings, The Timbers, Halfway to Forth, Joe Man Murphy, Richard Coates and Tara Carragher, The Hushes, members of the Huckleberry Swedes and more, they will be paying homage to the timeless sounds of The Band. All show funds are donated to the cause, so head to Trinity Sessions on Sun Sep 15 from 5pm for a show that will take you back to 1976 and The Band’s infamous farewell concert, The Last Waltz.
Olivers Army Launch 'Golden Tree' Hailing from the Barossa Valley, in 2013 front man Ryan Oliver relocated to Melbourne and formed a band with former Adelaide musical comrades Tom Krieg and James Roberts (The Battery Kids), Gina Somfleth (Menagerie) and Sam Billinghurst Walsh ( James McCann, Peter Ewing, Ruth Lindsey). With a new lineup, they are heading out on a national tour in support of their new single, Golden Tree. The band makes their way to Adelaide for a homecoming show on Sat Sep 21 at Rhino Room. The show is a main support for Sydney folksters, Tigertown and is sure to be a sell out! Tickets via Moshtix.
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